Last modified: 12/10/18
INFORMAL GATHERINGS 2018
Whenever any of us get together outside of the Reunion and Senior Trip gatherings, it's a newsworthy event. All across America there are small groups of us meeting when the opportunity arises. Sometimes we meet in a restaurant or in each other's homes. Send your pictures when you do this so that we can share with everyone in the class.
Congratulations to classmate Neil Rose who was married on December 9, 2018. His bride Lisa is originally from Brooklyn, which is where Neil started out before coming to Levittown.
We wish them both many years of happiness.
How's it go'n in wild upstate New York ??
Roger Annicelli took a trip to the big apple from Fla. and we spent the day in Manhattan. We went from Battery Park to Central Park.
Hope you can post the pics on the site..
1. Battery Park
2. World Trade
3. Stock Exchange
4. China Town for lunch
5. Little Italy
6. Central Park
7. St Patrick's Cathedral
8. Rockefeller Center
9. Time Square
10. New York Marriott Marquis for drinks
The 1st picture of Roger and I was taken at the Rockefeller ice rink. Note the golden Rockefeller Center logo in the background.
A great time was had by all and we did 9 miles of walking that day.
Be well !!
Vic and Mary Ann Sassone (on the left) had a visit from Joe Garofalo and his wife Valerie. Vic lives in Texas and Joe lives in Florida.
‘Hope the summer is going well for you.
Attached please find a picture of Harv and us taken this week which can be published in the Informal-2018 section.
As a caption, you can use:
“Harv Pearlstein was in NJ to visit his brother, and drove up for lunch with us in Oxford, CT. Harv seems to be improving with age. Regards to all, Bob and Patt Levine”
Congratulations to Carol Dunne Creal and Norman Stout who will celebrate 17 years of marriage on September 15. Wishing them many more.
Frank and Marcy
Marcy sorry this pix isn't the best of you two...my phone has been doing
bizarre things lately...But I still think you looked great! and everyone is
right...great hairdo!! thanks again for everything..it was terrific seeing you
and having a chance to catch up a little. Your home is lovely!
Sandy Parrish Duvall flew in from Colorado to attend a memorial service for her aunt in upstate New York. She called me to tell me that she would be passing New Paltz on her return to Newark Airport. She was hoping that Frank Curtin could join us too for a few hours. We had not been together since our 50th reunion in 2011. Thank you Frank for the pizza! It was a great afternoon. Second photo is Frank Curtin and Sandy Parrish Duvall
Hippity hoppity happy 50th. Congratulations to Pat (Pandolfi) and Sam Cox who celebrate 50 years of marriage on August 9.
Roni Cojac Mintz and Alan Mintz celebrating our 53rd anniversary. We have an anniversary tradition of dining at a favorite Mediterranean restaurant in Atlanta- Kyma.
Happy 50th wedding anniversary to Barbara (OConnell) and Trent Lawrence on June 27th. That is a great bench!
June 19 Sue (Amrhein) and John Mulligan celebrate 42 years of marriage. Wishing them all the best.
Warm wishes go out to Judy(Cottrell) and Glenn Wolter who celebrate 52 years of marriage on June 18.
Congratulations to Pat (McCauley) and Rich Mangels who celebrate 55 years of marriage on June 16. Wishing them many more years of happiness.
May 2018 NY trip dinner with Ernie
Brodsky. Picture by Jeff Chasan.
What’s become a tradition on our not so frequent trips to NY is a lobster dinner in Freeport with my oldest friend and our brides. This July will be 40 years in Arizona for me.
The Great Greener Grandsons. Picture by
(Amitai, Lotan, Yahav and Yadin Caught together on camera for the first time.
Congratulations to Phyllis (Peckman) and John Purkey who celebrate 20 years of marriage on May 22.
Congratulations to Sandy (Parrish) and Del Duvall who celebrate 48 years of marriage on May 16. Wishing you many more.
On April 28th a reunion for the Florida classmates took place.
Pat McCauley Mangels, Carol Manning Del Prete and Honey Murway Cottrell
did all the organizing. There are a lot of pictures so you will need to
be patient while they get sorted, labeled and organized. Keep checking
for more this month. Below is what Honey had to say about the event:
Corsages by Carol
Gale & Honey
Val, Joe & Carol
Marilyn with Honey
Betty Csontos Schuster with chocolate egg cream
“Soda Jerks” Sal Del Prete and Rich Mangels. Husbands of Carole and Pat.
Buzzy Testagrossa and Tom Cottrell
Barbara O’Connell Lawrence
Carol Cooper Mc Comisky on Barbara’s left.
Pat McCauley Mangels and Carol Manning Del Prete
Valerie and Joe Garofalo sitting Marilyn Lerner Workman standing
Laura Allen Lally and husband Dick
Anne Greenblatt, Betty Csontos Schuster, honey Cottrell and Carole Manning Del Prete
Carol Manning Del Prete and Anne Greenblatt
Louise Capria Farrell and Gale Shadwick Sorenson Both from class of 1962
Sign by Pat McCauley Mangels
Valerie Garofalo, Gerald and Carol (Cooper) McComisky
|Betty Csontos Schuster, Joe Garofalo and Carol Manning Del Prete|
Gale Shadwick Sorenson
Gerald and Carol (Cooper) McComisky
Barbara O’Connell Lawrence and Valerie Garofalo
Marilyn Lerner Workman and Honey Murway Cottrell
Obituary for LeRoy W. Bish Jr, age 84, died March 2, 2018 at his
home in Vail, Arizona from complications of Parkinson’s disease.
Roy was a proud veteran serving in both the Marines and the Navy. After high school, he enlisted in the Marines and served in the Korean War. He then attended Parks College at St. Louis University where his love of flying began. He graduated with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering, joined the Navy and attended the Naval Flight Training in Pensacola, FL where he got his Naval Aviator wings.
Roy piloted the AD Skyraider while serving on the carriers USS Constellation and the USS Lexington. He then became a Navy test pilot of the A6A Intruder and the S2F Tracker at Grumman Aircraft Corp. He left the Navy with the rank of Lieutenant Commander and continued flying for the Naval Reserves at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, NY.
His flying career continued as an airline pilot for Pan American World Airways, first as a navigator, then as a first officer on the 707 and then as Captain on the L1011 and 747. He served with distinction for over 27 years and never lost his love of flying.
When Roy wasn’t flying airplanes he was pursuing his love of history, with a particular interest in the Civil War that began as a young man growing up near Gettysburg, PA. He had an extensive library of Civil War and history books and traveled to many of the historic battleground sites throughout the United States. He also took advantage of many overseas trips as a pilot to explore historic sites around the world.
His other hobbies included renovating old houses in his younger days and bass fishing with his grandkids off his dock at his home in Florida, where he lived for 18 years.
Roy was born in Hanover, PA to LeRoy W. Bish, Sr. and Hilda Collins Bish. He grew up in Littlestown, PA with his two sisters, Anna Mae Reinaman Snodgrass and Jean Bish, who both predeceased him.
He is survived by his wife Lois, his son Christopher, his daughter-in-law Vicky, and his two grandchildren Sara and Connor, also of Vail, Arizona, as well as beloved in-laws, nieces and nephews and dear friends. His daughter, Tracy, predeceased him.
Funeral to be held at a later date and will be announced.
Condolences to our classmate Lois Christensen Bish. Her
husband Roy passed away on March 2nd after a long struggle with Parkinson's
disease. She has given me permission to share his obituary with you. Roy and
Lois can be seen here in their wedding photo from 1964. You may notice that the
bridesmaid by her side is classmate Janet Columbia. Lois can be reached at
Curtin received this from Al Hoppe. Thank you Frank for your efforts in helping
us find updated information on our classmates.
Honey will be asking Al for an old Army picture so we can include him in our Veteran section.
Hey Frank....WAS GREAT TALKING
Here is the info you requested:
Wife: Anne J Hoppe
Tel: Cell: 203-829-2742
You have the address incorrect:
It's 7525A Lexington Club Blvd
Delray Beach, FL 33446........not 33447
University of Florida 1966
USArmy Vietnam 1968
Al HoppBe Well!
Congratulations to Bob and Billie Lent who celebrate 49 years of marriage on April 5.
Jeff Chasan and Ernie Brodsky Caught up with Ernie for a beer earlier tonight Always feels like we just hung together last week
Congratulations to Honey and
Tom Cottrell who celebrate 55 years of marriage on March 3.
Wishing them many more years together and many more trips. Their years together have been one big adventure.
Honey sent me this photo of Pat McCauley
Mangels, Carol Manning Del Prete and Honey.
They met on February 7 for lunch to discuss plans for a small get together of class of 61 Florida residents. We will be hearing more about that in the days to come.
Here is the photo from our
time in Myrtle Beach with MaryAnn Lavery. Left to right: Harry Turk, MaryAnn
Lavery Turk, Betty Csontos Schuster, Chuck Schuster,
taken outside a local ice cream shop a few months ago. Please post on the LMHS '61 web site. Also, please give me the info for sending a donation for such a great web site.
Betty Schuster email@example.com
Hope you are doing well.
I was browsing the website today and realized that the photo you have of me is 15 years old. So, I’m attaching a newer shot taken 3 years ago.
Also, our mailing address has changed. Here is my current info.
212 Rugby Lane
McKinney TX 75070
Blessings to you and your family.
Regards, Vic Sassone
Congratulations to Arlene (Brambora) and
Ron Campbell who celebrate 55 years of marriage on January 19.
I believe they are the couple that is married longest from our class. Wishing them many more years together. 01-15
Honey Murway Cottrell and Suzanne Handwerker Anderson got together for lunch on January 11th.
It was the first time they had seen one another since the 50th reunion in 2011. Honey says the plan is to do this more often.