Ilion High School
Class of 1984
Digitized Class Yearbook....
84 Mirror from the New York Heritage digital Ilion Free Public Library Yearbooks collection. Link opens in new browser tab. (added March 25, 2021)
Class Roster, Officers and Honor Students, as published in the "The Mirror 1984", are available on the 1984 Class Roster page. (added March 5, 2022).
Class Historical Newspaper Articles....
Newspaper articles about the IHS Class of 1984 (added March 1, 2020)
Todd A. Rasmussen, IHS 1984 age 55, of High Street, passed away unexpectedly in his home on Sunday, July 4, 2021. He was born on September 25, 1965, in Ilion son of Andrew and Sandra (Fresco) Rasmussen and graduated from Ilion High School. He furthered his education attending SUNY Polytechnic Institute and graduated with a bachelors degree in business administration. He was last employed with Staffworks, Utica where he was a nursing recruiter. He also served a four year apprenticeship as a bricklayer. Todd treasured the times he spent at his camp on Canadarago Lake which he owned for many years and where he loved to fish and hunt. He also loved the Grateful Dead and attended many of their concerts with his best friend Corey. Survivors include his beloved family; his children, Jacob Rasmussen and Mary of Johnstown and Zackary Rasmussen of Ilion; his parents, Andy and Sandra of Ilion; his sister, Andrea and John Mark Behe of Michigan and niece, Erin Behe. A celebration of Todd's life will be held from 5 pm to 7 pm on Friday, July 9th, 2021 at Mohawk Valley Funerals and Cremations, 7507 State Route 5 (corner of Bidleman Road), Little Falls, with Deacon James Bower, officiating a service at 7 pm. Relatives and friends may pay their respects at this time. Burial will be private in Armory Hill Cemetery, Ilion. Kindly consider and send memorial contributions in Todd's memory to the Herkimer County Humane Society. The Rasmussen family would like to offer their gratitude to Jenn, Patty and Liz for their kindness and compassion. If you are not vaccinated, a face mask is required. (July 8, 2021)
Cheryl 'Cheri' (Mowers) Dickinson, IHS 1984, age 51, of Ilion, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 13, 2017, after a life-long battle. She was born on February 23, 1966, in Ilion, the daughter of Dennis L. Mowers and Kathleen F. (Hart) Mowers, and graduated from Ilion High School in 1984. At one time, she was employed at Bakers Greenhouse in North Utica. She had many hobbies including a passion for plants, crocheting, board games, word searching and water skiing. The #1 thing she talked about was her children, and she cherished her grandchildren. Surviving family members include her son, Matthew Entwistle and his fiancee, Heather Highbrown, of Oneida; her daughters, Jenilyn Entwistle and her fiance, Timothy Carroll, of Columbia, TN, and Chelsea Stafford and her husband, Andrew, of Ilion; her father, Dennis Mowers and his wife, Luann, of Mohawk; four grandchildren, Autymn Mills, Kendra Stafford, Katherine Stafford and Casen Carroll; her sister, Cari Maneen and her husband, Shawn, of North Carolina; two brothers, Dennis Mowers, II, of North Carolina, and James Mowers, of Mohawk; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; and special friends, Chris Morris, Lisa Higgs and Chris Wilson. She was predeceased by her mother, Kathleen (Hart) Hamilton. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, August 17, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home's original location at 102 West St., Ilion. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home, with Father Paul Catena, Pastor of the Church of the Annunciation, officiating. Interment will be at Armory Hill Cemetery, Ilion. A special thank you to the Hospice volunteers who helped and cared for Cheryl. Anyone wishing to share a memory of Cheryl "Cheri", or add to her online memorial, may go to www.applegateandday.com. Cheri's service arrangements and supervision are entrusted to her father's friend, Don Applegate, Funeral Director. (September 16, 2017)
Finding Your Way....
Finding Your Way - As shown on Amazon.com - At the heart of Dave Marley's book is a simple premise: Finding your way doesn't mean you always know where you're going. It's learning how to find your way back to what's important. FINDING YOUR WAY is a fascinating examination and eye-opening perspective on finding your path when you’re lost. Whatever your vocation or aspiration, Dave Marley’s unique insights into what it means to be successful will hit home. He reveals a delineation that puts success within your reach as his story encourages you to keep striving. Whether you desire to build a business, strengthen your children, or explore the world, you can achieve it by deciding what's important, finding a way, and avoiding excuses. The way we respond to life's experiences drives our actions, careers, relationships, happiness, and health – everything that matters in our lives. Self-doubt, shame, sadness, fear, or anger can too quickly steer us in the wrong direction. Here, Dave Marley shares his own unabridged search for Sanity, Sobriety, and Success. Finding Your Way is not about ignoring difficult emotions and thoughts; it's about facing them courageously and then moving past them to bring your best self forward. Notable though his present success may be, Dave Marley's legacy will not be about his wealth. It will be his passion to show people that mistakes have the power to turn you into something better than you were before.(May 12, 2022)
Miracles Among Us: Dave Marley....
TV News WKII12 video - Classmate Dave Marley shares his miracle story of nearly dying on the ice rink and fighting his way back in this television news video from 2013. (September 12, 2016)
Steve Coupe Running for New School Board
Occupation: General Manager Vice President Harley-Davidson of Utica, Public Offices: Ilion CSD Board of Education. Serving July 1, 1997 - Present, Member - Audit Committee, Herkimer County BOCES. Serving 2006 - Present, Current Office: Member, Board of Education, Ilion Central School District State: New York
Education Info: Grad School:Syracuse University '95 MBA, Strategic Management Colleges: SUNYIT - SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica-Rome '94 Bachelor of Science, Finance, Herkimer County Community College '88 AAS, Business Administration(March 13, 2013)
Participants this year will run the 26.2 mile marathon in honor of Kayleigh Coupe IHS '10. Support "Run to Cure Kayleigh/Mott Marathon Challenge" on June 7, 3 pm Ilion High School Track by sponsoring a runner. Contact Mr. Mott or call 315-895-7118.
Classmate's Daughter - A Real Inspiration.....
Classmate Steve and Kendra (Burdick) Coupe's daughter, Kayleigh Coupe, is sharing her experience battling cancer. Kayleigh has a facebook page chronicling her treatments.
Promise2Live is about my experience living in NYC while I worked with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center fighting cancer."
Kayleigh also has a youtube channel, KCouper1 so you can tune in and see her latest video.
Kayleigh has real spunk and a great sense of humor. We are all praying for her quick and speedy recovery. As her dad, Steve Coupe IHS '84, said in 2004....."just couldn't stand being away from the excitement here in Ilion", we all want Kayleigh back home, real soon, to enjoy the excitement in Ilion.
Send Kayleigh your best wishes by visiting her facebook page and/or youtube channel. (April 12, 2012)
Class of 1984 updates prior to 2009.....
The separate Class of 1984 page, maintained on Geocities free web hosting, by Kristin Lennox Fahey, was saved and archived.
Kristin Lennox Fahey is the Official Home Page Class Contact for the Class of 1984. Updates to the Class of 1984 can still be made but the new information will be posted on the main alumni site account on the page you are viewing now. (Sept 29, 2009)
Kristin Lennox Fahey, email, is the Official Home Page Class Editor for the Class of 1984!
Renee Gollegly, from Herkimer, NY registered. (July 2, 2013)
Jeff Jennings, Sales Tax Technician II, email, Clifton Park, NY, re-registered. (Oct 3, 2010)
Donna DeVaul Pomerleau, email, Ilion, NY, registered. (May 5, 2009)
Shelly Disotelle, Math teacher, email, from Columbia, MD, re-registered. (Jan 20, 2009)
Carol Netti Knuth, Sales, email, Longwood, FL, registered in the directory. (Dec 1, 2006)
Mark D. Harris is a Rheumatologist in Wilmington, NC. (Sept 10, 2005)
Elizabeth Wildey Bond, Waitress, email , West Winfield, NY, registered. (Jan 24, 2004)
Elisa (Lisa) Callister, email, from Rochester, NY, re-registered. (September 29, 2003)
Donna Devaul Pomerleau, email , from Mims, FL, sent news. (September 29, 2003)
"YEP! ITS OFFICIAL IM SLOW JUST FOUND THIS SITE. COOL! ME HERES THE DOWN TO THE NOW STUFF MARRIED FOR THREE YEARS WITH THREE GREAT KIDS BOY 17, GIRL 14, GIRL 4 YEP! 4 HAD MY LAST TEN YEARS LATER WHATS UP WITH THAT? WAITING FOR THE ANSWER, I"M STILL THINKING. HEHE I LIVE IN FLORIDA AND IM A CORRECTIONAL OFFICER. YEP. WHERE CAN I GO TO WORK EVERY DAY AND BE ME...MEAN.. HAY I LOVE MY JOB ITS A CHALLANGE EVERY DAY BUT ITS GOOD. I DO VISIT ILION EVERY NOW AND AGAIN, I THOUGHT ABOUT MOVING BACK MANY TIMES BUT THEN I REMEMBER WHAT IT WAS LIKE LIVING THERE AS A CHILD AND IM HAPPY ONLY VISITING, (SORRY). ANYWAY LIFE HAS BEEN GOOD TO ME LATELY AND MY FAMILY AND I ARE ALL HAPPY AND HEALTHY. SO TO ALL THAT SEE THIS TAKE CARE AND STAY OUT OF TROUBLE."
Beth Zutter Hartt, Road Patrol Charlotte County Sheriff's Office, email, from Port Charlotte, FL, re-registered. (July 27, 2003)
Todd Leonis, business owner, email, from Virginia Beach, VA, re-registered. (July 13, 2003)
Dawn Jackson Robertson, Medical Payment Specialist, email, from Virginia Beach, VA, registered and sent news about her brother, Ken Jackson, class of 87. (July 13, 2003)
"I have news regarding my brother, Ken Jackson, class of 87. For those of you who haven't heard, Ken has been battling a blood disease since his sr year at IHS and has had a series of strokes since this past fall. Please keep him in your prayers. For anyone who might wish to send a card or note the address is:
Patty Fike Oates, Assistant Manager Bookstore MGCCC, email, from Ocean Springs, MS, re-registered. (July 13, 2003)
Kathleen Frank Fitzgibbons, email, from Littleton, CO, re-registered. (March 3, 2003)
Joseph (Joe) Robinson, email, from Goose Creek, SC, registered. (December 8, 2002)
Stacia Cooper, email, from Salem, MA, is attending the mega-reunion. (September 4, 2002)
David Remis, US Navy Hospital Corpsman Petty Officer First Class, email, from Topsham, ME, re-registered. (August 28, 2002)
Please email Kristin Lennox Fahey, email all of your class news updates!.
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