PICNIC IN THE PARK '07

Friday    Saturday    Sunday

Once again we had a successful weekend on Long Island. It started on Friday night at Spumante's restaurant. The food was excellent and it provided an opportunity for a few who had other plans for Saturday to get together with classmates. It ended with unexpected torrential rains and we left without umbrellas, totally saturated but happily looking forward to Saturday's picnic. Saturday was sunny, hot and humid, but no one seemed to mind. We listened to 50's music provided by Brad Scott. There was a long line for the ice cream truck that was part of our picnic package. Ernie Brodsky gave a touching and beautiful eulogy for his close friend Warren Hechinger, highlighting some of their adventures. It was done with humor in order to keep things light and I couldn't help thinking how much Warren would have loved it. The weekend ended with a Sunday brunch at the Marriott, where the 2005 reunion was held.

This weekend had folks coming from upstate New York, New York City, Virginia, Arizona, New Jersey, Florida, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Colorado, and of course Long Island. We owe a big thank you to Helene Doctoroff who did an amazing job overseeing every little detail for both Friday night and Saturday's picnic. She started months ago making arrangements and going in person to meet with caterers, park personnel and the restaurant. She even went the week before to double check hotel reservations for those of us coming from out of town. Thank you Helene from all of us!

There are already pictures to share and there will be more coming in from others so it will take a while to get them all up here. Check back every few days. There's talk of a cruise next year...............

Saturday

 
Group Shot
Submitted by Sandy Parrish DuVall

Frank Curtin, Bob Levine, Steve Ross, Steve Bitel
Submitted by Sandy Parrish DuVall

Steve Bitel
Submitted by Sandy Parrish DuVall

If you click on our banner, you can see which classmates signed it
Submitted by Steve Bitel

Ken Marcus signs our class banner.
Submitted by Sandy Parrish DuVall Parrish

Line for ice cream - Left to right: Steve Ross, Dick Beekman, Susan(Amrhein) and John Mulligan, Bob and Patt Levine, Patty Tierney
Submitted by Sandy Parrish DuVall
 


Left to right: Jerry McComiskey, Pat Pandolfi Cox, Carol Cooper McComiskey
Submitted by Sandy Parrish DuVall Parrish

Female Photographers -
Mary Mennette Mattson, Marcy McNally Fall & Eileen Wolff Turner.
Submitted by Sandy Parrish DuVall Parrish

Left to right: Patt Levine, Phyllis Ross, friend of Brodskys, Jo-Ann Brodsky, Bob Levine, Steve Ross
Submitted by Sandy Parrish DuVall

Pat Pandolfi Cox, Helene Doctoroff Erb, Jeanie Pandolfi, Susan Amrhein Mulligan, Sandy Parrish DuVall
Submitted by Susan Amrhein Mulligan

Helene Doctoroff Erb and Susan Amrhein Mulligan
Submitted by Susan Amrhein Mulligan

Richie Smith and Dick Beekman
Submitted by Susan Amrhein Mulligan

Patty and Tom Tierney
Submitted by Susan Amrhein Mulligan

Susan Amrhein Mulligan and Eileen Wolff Turner
Submitted by Susan Amrhein Mulligan

Jeanie Pandolfi Cox, Bill Buckley, Pat Pandolfi, John Mulligan (Husband of Susan Amrhein)
Submitted by Susan Amrhein Mulligan

Listening to Ernie's Talk
Submitted by Steve Bitel

Listening to Ernie - Standing: Steve Ross, Bob Levine, Del DuVall (husband of Sandy Parrish)
Seated: Marcy McNally Fall, Jerry and Carol (Cooper) McComiskey. Frank Curtin
Submitted by Steve Bitel

Sandy Parrish DuVall, Mary Mennette Mattson, Dori Waldman
Rear; Pat Pandolfi Cox, Phyllis Ross (wife of Steve), Susan Amrhein Mulligan
Submitted by Steve Bitel

Listening to Warren's Tribute
Richie and Nelsi Smith, Helene Doctoroff Erb
Rear: John Mulligan, Patty Tierney
Submitted by Steve Bitel

Val Garofalo, Dori Waldman and the back of Stu Smith
Submitted by Steve Bitel

Being a kid again
Submitted by Steve Bitel

Jerry McComiskey (husband of Carol Cooper)
Submitted by Steve Bitel

Carol Cooper McComiskey
Submitted by Steve Bitel

Sandy Parrish DuVall and Frank Curtin
Submitted by Steve Bitel

Nephew Gilbert and his wife Michelle, Helene Doctoroff Erb, Daughter-in-law Elizabeth, granddaughter Emily and son Scott

Jeanie Pandolfi (sister of Pat)
Submitted by Steve Bitel

Jo-Ann Brodsky (wife of Ernie)
Submitted by Steve Bitel

Val Garofalo and Dori Waldman
Submitted by Steve Bitel

Diane Crook (girlfriend of Ken Marcus)
Submitted by Steve Bitel

Ken Marcus
Submitted by Steve Bitel

Sandy Parrish DuVall
Submitted by Steve Bitel

Tom Tierney
Submitted by Steve Bitel

Richie Smith
Submitted By Steve Bitel

Nelsi Smith (wife of Richie)
Submitted by Steve Bitel

John Mulligan (husband of Susan Amrhein)
Submitted by Steve Bitel

Joe Garofalo
Submitted by Steve Bitel


Val Garofalo (wife of Joe)
Submitted by Steve Bitel

Toni Salometo
Submitted by Steve Bitel

Steve Ross
Submitted by Steve Bitel

Left to right: Marcy Fall, Patt Levine (wife of Bob), Phyllis Ross (wife of Steve), Bob Levine, Sandy Parrish DuVall, Patty Tierney

Helene Doctoroff Erb
Submitted by Steve Bitel

Ernie Brodsky
Submitted by Steve Bitel

Frank Curtin and Eileen Wolff
Submitted by Steve Bitel

Frank Curtin
Submitted by Steve Bitel

Doug Gibson
Submitted by Steve Bitel
 

Marcy McNally Fall
Submitted by Steve Bitel

Doug and Pat Gibson
Submitted by Steve Bitel

Eileen Wolff Turner
Submitted by Steve Bitel

Mary Mennette Mattson
Submitted by Steve Bitel

Eileen Wolff Turner and husband Michael

Bob Levine
Submitted by Steve Bitel

Dori Waldman
Submitted by Steve Bitel

Dick Beekman
Submitted by Steve Bitel

Bill Buckley
submitted by Steve Bitel

 The caterers had packed and gone. The tent was taken down and loaded on the truck. But some of us lingered, basking in the glow of a perfect day in the park.
 Left to right: Bill Buckley, Sandy Parrish DuVall, Marcy McNally Fall, Tom Tierney, Helene Doctoroff Erb (in red), Patty Tierney, Stu Smith, Mary Mennette Mattson, Frank Curtin, Richie Smith, Kenny Marcus
 Submitted by Stu Smith

Ernie Brodsky delivering his eulogy for Warren Hechinger. The ice cream truck in the background was a big hit with the seniors. The line was huge after lunch.

Standing: Steve Ross, Bob Levine
Seated: Frank Curtin, Jerry McComiskey (husband of Carol Cooper)
Submitted by Doug Gibson

Listening to Ernie's words on Warren
Submitted by Doug Gibson

Folks listening to Ernie do the eulogy
Submitted by Doug Gibson

Left to right: Patt Levine, Dick Beekman (standing), Jeanie Pandolfi, Eileen Wolff, Toni Salometo, John Mulligan (husband of Susan Amrhein)
Submitted by Doug Gibson

Michael Turner (husband of Eileen Wolff), Eileen
Submitted by Stu Smith

S
tanding left to right: Bill Buckley (class of LMHS 62), Kenny Marcus, Frank Curtin
Submitted by Carol Cooper McComiskey

Carol Cooper McComiskey and husband Jerry
Submitted by Carol Cooper McComiskey

Left to right: Bill Buckley (Class of 62), Stu Smith, Joe Garofalo
Submitted by Stu Smith

Left to right: Carol Cooper McComiskey, Jerry McComiskey, Stu Smith standing, Pat Pandolfi Cox, Sandy Parrish DuVall
Submitted by Stu Smith

Left to right: Ernie Brodsky, family friend of Ernie and Jo-Ann, Jo-Ann Brodsky, Steve Bitel
Submitted by Carol Cooper McComiskey

Mary Mennette Mattson and Frank Curtin
Submitted by Stu Smith

Marcy McNally Fall and Carol Cooper McComiskey
Submitted by Carol Cooper McComiskey

Left to right: Del DuVall and wife Sandy Parrish DuVall, Carol Cooper McComiskey and husband Jerry
Submitted by Carol Cooper McComiskey

Helene Doctoroff Erb, Valerie Garofalo (Joe's wife) and Carol Cooper McComiskey
Submitted by Carol Cooper McComiskey

Mary Mennette, Stu Smith, Toni Salometo
Submitted by Stu Smith

Dori Waldman and Toni Salometo
Submitted by Stu Smith

Left to right: Kenny Marcus, Ernie Brodsky, Bill Buckley (LMHS class of 1962)
Submitted by Stu Smith

Left to right: Kenny Marcus, girlfriend Diane Crook (McArthur 64), Marcy McNally Fall, Steve Bitel
Submitted by Stu Smith

Left to right:Joe Garofalo, Dick Beekman, Richie and Nelsi Smith
Submitted by Stu Smith

Eileen Wolff Turner and husband Michael
Submitted by Doug Gibson

Standing left to right: Steve Ross, Marcy Fall, Bob Levine, Frank Curtin, Steve Bitel (with camera).
Submitted by Doug Gibson

Doug Gibson in front of the banner used for Warren's party. We all signed it and it will continue to come to our future gatherings.
Submitted by Doug Gibson

Left to right: Phyllis Ross (wife of Steve), Jo-ann Brodsky (wife of Ernie), Bob Levine, Stu Smith (standing), Steve Ross, Bob Levine's wife Patt.
Submitted by Stu Smith