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Welcome to the   Ithaca High School  Class of 1960's  website. We encourage you to visit this site frequently for updates and to add your own touch to this endeavor. Your active participation will make the site much more meaningful.

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SPECIAL March 2020 NEWSLETTER
Dear Classmates,
The chorus of more than one hundred finches has turned anxiety to hope this morning. It is spring!
This newsletter calls for your response, on two points:
How are you feeling? How are you coping? Are you finding the positive in the sea of changes we are experiencing? And … What are you thinking about our November plans for a 60th reunion?
As Steve and I have always believed, this is your party, your friends, and your decision. I have reviewed our contract with The Waterfront Inn. August 1st is the last date to cancel without forfeiting our deposits made for the banquet room, the dance floor, the hospitality suite and such. But with the anxiety we are currently feeling, (COVID-19), we think it would be wise to make a decision by May 1st on whether to re-schedule our 60th reunion or not.
A decision by May 1st would allow us time to confirm or cancel airline reservations, review our shaky financial outlook, and bump us off the fence: Do we …
· Ramp up the excitement of being together in November? or
· Settle into the anticipation of a rescheduled party at a later date
We will NOT alter our priority mission – the on-going communication with all. When Steve and I receive notes of appreciation for our services to you, you do not thank us for a specific event but thank us for keeping everyone in touch with each other, the very task we enjoy doing the most.
If the consensus of opinion is deemed – reschedule – our next gathering will most likely be in 2021, in Ithaca, celebrating our 61st reunion and 79th birthday in one big party. August seems to be a good month.
If your majority vote is to maintain our planning efforts for November of this year, then we are happy to do that. If COVID-19 is still affecting many by August 1st, we would probably cancel our contract with The Waterfront Inn at that time so that our deposits (amounting to about $1,000) can be returned to your treasury.
I need to stress the importance of Steve and me hearing your voice on this matter. This is your money, your classmates, your event. Talk it over with other classmates you are in frequent contact with. Talk it over with your spouse and children. Then let us know by emailing, or writing to me, by April 20th. I will act as the pollster in this “election.” The pollster is voluntarily sequestered in the fresh air and limited social life of the mountains of beautiful New York. If writing, please address your envelope to Larry Brehmer, 386 Union Mills Road, Broadalbin, New York 12025. He will know by the return address sticker that the letter is really for me, although over the years he has come to know many of you quite well. If emailing – same as always – psommerman@gmail.com. If questions: I respond to texting at 518-421-6726.
Please take care, look for the positive in every inconvenience and change - there are many.
Many blessings, Phyllis

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Wondering if Richard Owlett included Any Class Picnic Pictures  in DVD?  CHECK IT OUT TODAY!
Wondering if Richard Owlett included Any Class Picnic Pictures in DVD? CHECK IT OUT TODAY!
A special announcement from Richard Owlett:
 
Richard has gathered photos from many years and many groups of classmates and made a DVD video for us. He has asked me to forward his offer to you in with this group email / letter.
 
“I've been working on a Class of '60 slideshow for over 2 years now, and its finally done!  The video is a little over 58 minutes long, includes almost 500 hundred images from elementary years (1949 - 1956) and reunions (1980 - 2017), and is set to music. 
Many photos are from the Class archives, but some have never been seen before.
Chances are you are in there - somewhere.  Could be a 2nd grade Halloween party or the 2017 Birthday Bash, or more likely, the 1956 2-part Class photos taken while we were in Boynton.
Our years at IHS were reserved for another project.
 
They will be sent First Class in padded envelopes for $12 each.”
 
Send checks to:
Richard Owlett
PO Box 122
Odessa, NY 14869

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Lou Cassaniti at his
Lou Cassaniti at his
Lou Cassaniti Serves Up Hots at Commons Site

Joe Scaglione III {our Joe’s son) recently captured our classmate Lou Cassaniti busily serving up lunches at  his “Lou’s Street Food” operation on Ithaca’s Commons. 

Louie, as we all knew him in the old days, has been  a fixture on the Ithaca food scene for decades. .
Joe’s picture tells the story well.
 
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LOST CONTACTS LIST AS OF JANUARY 2019

 
  Any Clues?       Any Clues?
        Mickelson Judy  
Allen John D     Mignano Anthony Camillus ?
Aramini Harrison Marilyn     Pete Jackson Dolores Cape Coral ?
Atwood Woodruff Ann     Potter Mary  
Baker Stewart Bonnie     Quick Geraldine  
Balliere Swanson Karen     Riley Neeley Sharon    
Bass Noel Susan Chicago?   Ross   John  
Brown Hoffmire Norma / Gary     Schilling Gary R Ithaca ?
Burke Chupp Betty       Schuchardt Christian Paul  
Cheney Peter NYC ?   Schulte Sandra  
Crofoot Mary     Simpson Robert Melbourne ?
Davis Barbara          
Dean Holt Gladys 'Dollie" Freeville ?   Smith Edward LeRoy  
Gibbons Robert Cortland ?   Spencer Arthur Carol  
Hardaway Joseph     Spiciatti Francis  
Hewitt III Fay N Palm Beach, FL ?   Stauffeneker Eileen  
Howser Elliott Elaine Marathon ?   Steinberg Ireton Donna  
Johnston Jim / Susan Dryden ?   Sweet Christine  
Jones Thomas Edward     Tarbell Meyer Karen  
June Ronald       Tedjasukmana Renaldi  
Kane Betty     Vincent Bill  
Knapp Jeffrey Carole Lee     Wall Dearmas Ann  
Koski Carl Ithaca ?   Wells Ammering Jackie / Ted  
Krebs Charles     Wolf (Szerenyi) Peter  
Lanyon Albers Carol          
Lindstrom William          
Love Rosemary          
Mack (John) Alan Plano, TX ?        
Martin Crispell Donna Freeville ?        
Masters Wander Carol Fairport ?        
McEligot Jack (John) Daytona Beach Shores  
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We've had 162,960 visits since this site opened in April 2010      
93 Classmates have posted their profiles as of  March 21, 2020. 

Jon Schmidt and Linda Rocker have recently  joined Andy Anderson,
Betty Roskelly, Sandra Sortman, Bob Townsend, Ed Michael,  Ward Whitlock, Bonnie Westfall, Andy Powell (updated March 2016), Vance McCullough,Stephen Stephenson (updated  January 2018)), Charlotte Sweet, Lois White , Ruth Culp, Geza Ginzery, Roland Barnett, Dan Sayre, Helen Mandeville, Susan Whicher, Carol Robedee , Jane Miller, Sandy Aldrich, Chuck Moeder, Evie Hall, Marcia Tilton, Jean Torrant, Joel Ekholm, Alice Caldwell,and Jim Ormiston, June Layton,John Osborn,Ginny Sigler, Victor Newhart, Beverly Brink, Ellen  
Royce  Jan Murphy, Martin Wright, Dan Wallenbeck, Patricia Newman, Ollie Detweiler  Arnie Hammer, David Spencer, Peggy Hertel, Al Simons, Bill Gordon, Jinny Klune, Phil Ewanicki, Tom Vormwald, Dorothy Van Order, Shari Grover (updated March 2015), Ed Knaysi, Liz Horn, Bob Gray, Suzie Hough, Keith Bruckner, Phyllis McLaren (updated June 2017),Terry Cullen, Bernie Cook,Terry Hilker (updated June 2017) Judy Mitchell, Bill Lester, Kenna Grant, David Meldrum, Barry Smith, Alison MacLeod , Mary Avery, Gigi Greenwood, JB Graves (updated JUNE 2015), Dave Wilson, Kathy Hull, Carolyn Fallon, Ed Thorsland (updated June 2015), Alan Westfall, Karen Dann, Ernie Falke, Katie Detweiler, Barbara Darling, Don Berk (updated February 2018), Sandy Cornelius, Dorothy Griffith, Doug Hughes, Dave Goode, Leo Johnson, Larry McCray, Elaine Tutton, Ed Shea, Virginia Hixon, Marilyn Dropkin, Marilyn Trapp, Ron Winchell, Norma Brunk and Steve Beaulieu in posting their profiles on this website.                             

 

                   

Do you miss seeing some of your friends listed here? Encourage them to post now. Is your's here yet? Now would be a great time to let your classmates know what is new with you.

 
Classmates on the trail
Classmates on the trail
Class of 1960's 75th Birthday Bash, August 2017, Upper Buttermilk Falls State Park
Class of 1960's 75th Birthday Bash, August 2017, Upper Buttermilk Falls State Park
BIRTHDAY BASH OFFICIAL CLASS PHOTO

Front row: 
(left to right) Anne Burger, Bill McElwee, Bernie Cook, Gary Loomis, Phyllis McLaren, Barbara Child, Chuck Moeder, Barbara Bennett, Judy Mitchell, Icemae Murray, Sandy Aldrich, Kathleen Muzzy, Patricia Newman, Jean Magnus

Back Rows: (left to right-staggered) Dave Sears, Steve Beaulieu, George Damp, Joe Scaglione, Nancy Hubbell, Ben Adams, Nancy Cladel, Steve Stephenson, Beverly Brink, John Osborn, Bob Townsend, Bill Gordon, Janice Murphy, Richard Owlett, Terry Hilker, Robert Gray, Dave Wilson, Robin Alexander, Dean Melville, Alan Simons.

​These were the picnic attendees. Others joined us for the various weekend activities but were not able to attend the picnic where the class photo was taken. Classmate Peggy Payne's  professional photographer brother, Monroe, took this picture. Phyllis sent out ordering information if you'd like your own close-up copy of this.  There's also a copy that includes spouses and significant others.
The excellent 75th Birthday Bash cake.
The excellent 75th Birthday Bash cake.
                      BIRTHDAY BASH PICTURES ARE AVAILABLE

​Thanks to some of our volunteer class photographers  Richard Owlett, Dave Wilson, Phyllis McLaren Sommerman and Steve Beaulieu, we will have started  sharing their contributions on this website and our class Facebook page. These are by no means all inclusive, but will  serve as a start as we document our 75th Birthday Bash, held back in August.

​In the "Class Photo Albums" section of this website, we will try and arrange the photos by events. As new photos come in from other classmates we'll add to these photo albums. Check back often, because these take awhile to upload and position.

​The event were: Thursday at the Ciao! restaurant, Cornell Ornithology School  (Sapsucker Woods), Moosewood Luncheon and old building tour, The Rose, Tremen State Park hike, class picnic at Upper Buttermilk Falls State Park and Sunday brunch at the  Ithaca Ramada.

Labeling: In anticipation of the usual " Who are these people?" questions, Al Simon and Steve Beaulieu will attempt to label as time permits.

 
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Ithaca (NY) High School Class of 1960 Now on FACEBOOK

Sixty two classmates have joined the newly created, closed group on Facebook. Check it out and join us. Your input, as always, is welcome.
Ron Winchell Drops the Top for Early Spring
Ron Winchell Drops the Top for Early Spring

RON WINCHELL READY FOR SPRING
 
"I had already been to my infectious disease doctor this morning. She gave me the green light to proceed with the hip replacement surgery which, in turn, will stop the horrible ten months pain in my leg. The skies cleared. The sun came out. Judy was at another doctor appointment. Mary Werner, our neighbor, put me up to it. I dropped the top and she snapped the photos. The temperature was 65. How could I resist?" Ron W.
Lining up for class photographs that Monroe Payne took.
Lining up for class photographs that Monroe Payne took.
Ornithology lab tour at Sapsucker Woods
Ornithology lab tour at Sapsucker Woods
John and Jan Osborn at The Rose
John and Jan Osborn at The Rose
Roseanne Beach, Karen McLean
Roseanne Beach, Karen McLean
Dean and Sandy Archer Melville speaking with Barbara Bennett
Dean and Sandy Archer Melville speaking with Barbara Bennett
Al Simons with Anne Burger Perna
Al Simons with Anne Burger Perna
Dave and Mary Lee Hagin Banfield
Dave and Mary Lee Hagin Banfield
Gary Loomis and Liz Dunn
Gary Loomis and Liz Dunn
Dave Wilson and Sara Watkins
Dave Wilson and Sara Watkins
Event chair, Kathleen Muzzy LaMorte, speaking at picnic
Event chair, Kathleen Muzzy LaMorte, speaking at picnic
Tour leaders Wilson and Bruckner
Tour leaders Wilson and Bruckner
Belle Sherman, Grade 6, 1953-1954
Belle Sherman, Grade 6, 1953-1954
BILL GORDON SENT  THIS BELLE SHERMAN 6th GRADE PHOTO 1953-1954
 "I stumbled across this picture among my mother’s photos.  I could identify all except four by recognition from memory.  27 pupils – we had big classes after WW II":

 
Back row: Eddie Knaysi, Bill Gordon, Jim Wells, Rob York, Don Enright, Virginia Klune, Dorothy Griffith, John Osborn, George Damp, Phil Ewanicki, Miss Chips.
Middle row: Virginia Hixon, Marilyn Dropkin, Janice Murphy, Allison MacLeod, Karen Ross, Phyllis McLaren, Marybelle Avery, Bonnie Gay, Carolyn Fallon, Wincie Hanneson, Celia Lawrence, Joan Kendall.
Front row: Mike Lawrence, Terry Cullen, Alan Mack, Robin Williams, Bob Seager.
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South Hill Second Graders
South Hill Second Graders
SOUTH HILL SECOND GRADE PHOTO EMERGES

Classmate Richard Owlett recently shared this photo of some of our classmates during their second grade experience at the South Hill School. We welcome your attempts to identify any of these youngsters. Contact Steve Beaulieu at: saanyscor@aol.com

Here's what we have so far:  3rd row, far right--Richard Owlett; 2nd row, far right--Amelia Stratakos; Front row, third from the left--David Drier (moved out of district prior to high school), second from right--Claire Hernaez.

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Class photo  professionally taken by Monroe Payne. Copies of these are available through his website:Monroe Payne Photog
Class photo professionally taken by Monroe Payne. Copies of these are available through his website:Monroe Payne Photography
 
The old high school building, known today as DeWitt Mall, is currently used for retail businesses, offices and apartment
The old high school building, known today as DeWitt Mall, is currently used for retail businesses, offices and apartments.
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