Class of 1961
Bethlehem Central High School
Delmar, NY












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Welcome Classmates and Friends

59 long years ago we left the comfortable nest that was our Alma Mater. We were young, apprehensive, hopeful and innocent. 70 somethings were old folks - and we were NEVER going to become old ourselves. Old folks were out of touch with the real world. They wore frumpy clothes and sensible shoes. They sat in rockers a lot and bored us with discussions of their various aching body parts. But the years flew by. We became young people. Then quickly we morphed into middle-aged adults. And now, undeniably, we find ourselves slipping into our senior years. It has been an interesting journey filled with once unimaginable challenges, joys and sorrows. Youth and innocence are no longer ours, but the years have shown us how important it is to cherish life's simple joys and given us a new perspective. (Dare we call it wisdom?) Life has taught us to be more caring, more patient, and less self centered. We are more relaxed and self-confident. Slightly ahead of the Baby Boomers, we are in the vanguard of a new age of seniors. With luck we can lead the way into an era in which seniors can work longer, contribute more to society, and enjoy life as never before.


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Alan Chesney, Mary Ann Dorsey, Ruth Flick, David Franz, Sue Fuller,

Lee Gardinier, Tom Korns, Robyn Madison, Walt McDowell, Randy McKendry,

Dennis Mullen, Jim O'Brien, Janet Raymond, Carol Smith, Mary Spoore and

Gary Van Apledoorn

Classmate Updates - Click on the Classmate's name for their updates (Login Required).

Sharon Adams, Dave Allen, Karen Almstead, Bonnie Andorn, Sandy Baker, Pat Ballo,

Jean Bangert, Pete Bauer, Mary Ann Beecher, Louise Calisto, Dick Cane,

Linda Cheatum, Price Chenault, Alan Chesney (1/23/2020), Jim Chesney,

Alana Clegg, Tom Cole, Dale Cross, Elaine Dennin, Mary Ann Dorsey,

Bill Drozd, John Vance Everett, Val Farny, Ruth Flick (01/21/2020),

Linda Fuhrman (01/24/2020), Lee Gardinier, Linda Gmelch, Ken Goeldner,

Kate Goold (01/24/2020), Polly Hale, Grais Harris, Joan Haywood, Jim Hulihan,

Judy Jernigan, Bob Johnson, Doug Johnson, Wayne Johnson, Bill Johnston,

Judi Jones, Kathie Jorgensen, Bill Kemp, Bob Kibbey, Tom Korns,

Paul Kositzka, Mike Kunz, Lousie Labrum, Terry Lawler, Barb Leonard,

Beryl Livingston, Robyn Madison, Mike Mancuso, Walt McDowell, Bill McMillen,

Jennie McNab , Karin Moe, Bill Moore, Karen Moore,

Kindra Muntz, Esther Murphy, Mary Myers, Pete Orendorf, Emily Otwell,

Lorraine Parker, Bill Pearson, Dorothy Raymond, Ruth Rector, Jean Reynolds,

Larry Scarborough, Donna Smith, Lynne Snyder, Roger Umbdenstock (1/23/2020),

David Utz, Karen Vander Mel, Jon VanDerpoel, Brian Warner, Joyce Whitbeck,

Sue Yaple, Dick York, Dan Zabriskie and Sue Zimmerman (1/23/2020).

The In Memoriam Section includes new informatiom about

Harvey Martini (6/20/2020), Ellen Crewell (5/28/2020) and Peter Laurie (9/13/2019)

Other Classmates Section includes updates from Rick Dewey, Tom Fresina,

Sue Fuller, Kirby Hannan, Marcia Lipschitz, Charlie McHugh, Randy McKendry,

Marge McKinney, Bill Pfeif and Denise Plunkett.

In the Teacher's Section, Mr Hugh Brown, Mr Fred Burdick, Ms Lois Mannheimer,

Mrs Doris Pock, Miss Arlene Superko and Mr Gene Webster.
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55th Reunion Booklet updates. The following are changes or corrections since the Booklet was issued - Click on the Classmate's name for their new contact information (Login Required).

Sharon Adams (home address), Tom Cole (email address),

Dale Cross (email address), Tom Fresina (Miltary Service),

Kate Goold (email address), Kathie Jorgensen (home address),

Bob Kurzon (phone, email address), Marcia Lipschitz (phone, email address),

Mike Mancuso (email address), Marge McKinney (home address),

Jennie McNab (home address), Karin Moe, (phone, home address),

Charlene Plummer (home address, email), Dorothy Tougher (phone),

Brian Warner (email address), Warren Wenzl (email address) and

Vince Williams (email address, phone)
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Classmates whose contact information is unknown:

Gayle Albertine, Karen Almstead, Vivian Dean, Carolyn Martino, Robert McWilliams,

Emma Miller, Fred Mueller, Bob Patchen, Sharon Ryan and Carol Smith


Old Home Page entries are available in the Archive Section.


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Last updated July 7th, 2020