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Name: Alan Wartsky
Location: Park Ridge, NJ
Family: Divorced, No children
E-mail: amw2707@aol.com
Profession: CPA
Hobbies: Clarinet, teaching a bird to talk
About You: Work on Wall St. for a "boutique" CPA firm, have 10 neices and nephews. I have all my dark hair with just a touch of gray. Since I am 57, I drive a "copy" of a 1957 Thunderbird.
Name: Joe Vayda
Location: Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Family: Married for 35 years, 2 children (1 daughter, 1 son)
E-mail: jvayda39@yahoo.com
Profession: Banking/Finance
Hobbies: Golf, Skiing, Travel
About You: Graduated from Susquehanna Univ. BS/MBA. Met my spouse in college. Worked in Philly for 24 years; in Cleveland for the last 10 years. Entire career spent in commercial banking specifically in treasury/financial roles. Operating in the capital markets over the last 18 months has been painful. Coached baseball and ice hockey for a number of years. Son continues to play in college (Miami Univ-Ohio). Daughter works at a Chicago advertising company. I play a lot of golf and enjoy traveling. I was in NYC on 9/11 for business, a day we should never forget.
Name: Tom Quinn
Location: Dryden, NY
Family: Married, one grand child
E-mail: Irishtomq@gmail.com
Profession: p/t teacher, farmer
Hobbies: Historic reenactor, fiddle, banjo, fishing, blackpowder firearms.
About You: After high school I traveled some. Ended up in Oregon for about 20 years. Attended Southern Oregon State College. Worked as a riverguide and outdoor adventure guide, instructor. Owned an outdoor shop. Moved back to NJ worked as a college recruiter for a while. Eventually met my wife (#2) and we moved to rural uopstate NY. I work as a substitute teacher and we have a small poultry farm (www.quinnsirishhillfarm.com) I occasionally get work in TV and movies as an extra. I have appeared in "The Revolution" on the History channel and a few independent films and one PBS docudrama. So far...so good
Name: Mohamed Bahouali
Location: Hackensack, NJ
Family: Divorced but with 2 boys 25 and 19 years old
E-mail: labhih@hotmail.com
Profession: IT Support
Hobbies: Soccer, camping, reading and writing
About You: Left Cresskill after graduation to go back to Morocco. Returned to Rutgers for undergrade, then grade school (MA), became a citizen. Lived mostly in NJ with a break in between in Colorado. Looking forward to seeing good friends.
Name: William Bondi
Location: Cresskill, NJ
Family: Married for 31 years, Son - Brett, 23; Daughter - Damielle, 21
E-mail: wbondi@optonline.net
Profession: Probation Officer
Hobbies: Golf
About You:  
Name: John Bonanno
Location: 71 Rising Sun Tavern Rd, Millstone Township, NJ 08510
Family: Married Debbie Roper Bonanno 1972. 4 - children, 3 - grandchildren
E-mail: john.bonanno@gmail.com
Profession: Outside sales - have been in the hose business for 34 years
Hobbies: Enjoy watching most sports, tried out golf 10 years ago, thinking about going back to it.
About You: Life has been good for Debbie and I. We were blessed with 4 children 3 boys and 1 daughter. Two of our chi ldren are married, blessing us with 2 grandsons, and 1 granddaughter. This is what I enjoy most, seeing my grandchildren. We are active in a Lutheran Church in Freehold, NJ, having handled a wide variety of responsibilities there. We are in process of finding out where we want to retire to, NJ is too expensive to retire . Some of the possibilities are either southeastern Virginia, or Southeastern Delaware. We plan on retiring in next 5-7 years, pending the outcome of our 401k's.
Name: Debbie Roper (Bonanno)
Location: Millstone Township, NJ
Family: Married to John Bonanno; 4 children, Bart, Craig, Lindsay and Andrew
E-mail: debbiebonanno@gmail.com
Profession: Sales Associate McGraw Hill Publishers
Hobbies: Reading, walking, being "Grandma"
About You: Ditto what John said. Where did the time go? Our kids were little, we were involved in all their activities, they went to high school and college and now we are GrandParents! It seems like we should only be out of high school maybe 20 years. It doesn't seem that long ago we were in school. Life has been very good to us! Hopefully it will slow up a bit and we will get to enjoy a long retirement, and watching our Grandchildren grow up. Regards to all our classmates. I wish you all a good and healthy life! A special thanks and appreciation to all who helped with the reunion.
Name: Mark Scherzer
Location: New York and Germantown, NY
Family: Partner of 31 years to Dr. Peter Davies
E-mail: mark.scherzer@verizon.net
Profession: Lawyer - Farmer
About You: I divide my time about half and half between practicing law in lower Manhattan(representing people with serious illness and disability on insurance issues, doing public policy work for voluntary health organizations)and farming. Our small diverse farm in the Hudson Valley conc entrates in heritage breed livestock (cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry). It really got going when we were blasted out of our downtown loft on 9/11. I sometimes trade agricultural tips with that other late-in-life farmer, Tom Quinn. Along the way to becoming a lawyer, I got a masters degree in anthropology. My partner, when not running the farm, sells middle eastern weavings, writes, and runs tours to Turkey. That and New Orleans are where we do most of our travel on those rare occasions when we can escape NY. I like what I do and how I live, but aging does not thrill me.
Name: George Coughlin
Location: Dumont, NJ
Family: Married w/2 grown children. Wife Patricia, Son - Brendan, 25 and Daughter - Allyse, 22
E-mail: gclabel823@aol.com
Profession: Sales Manager, Printing and Labeling
Hobbies: Golf, Softball and Reading
About You: Married to Patricia Sullivan, CHS class of 1970 for 35 years. My son, Brendan is 25 and is a police officer in New York City. My daughter is is also employed in New York with a marketing firm. We have lived in Dumont for 30 years and my wife and I both work in Rockland County, NY. She with the Dress Barn Corp. in Suffern and I with Atlantic Label Printing.
Name: Michael Martin
Location: Saddle Brook, NJ
Family: Married for 30 years to Cheryl Barone. We have two children, a daughter and son. Both are teachers (they take after Cheryl, who is also a teacher).
E-mail: mecmart@optonline.net
About You: I have worked for the Social Security Administration for 35 years. I also recently received a master's degree in clinical psychology and counseling and am considering a career change when i retire from my current job.
Name: Michael Monchino
Location: Herrin, Illinois
Family: Wife - Donna (32 years), three sons Matt (wife Nicole expecting our first grandchild), Jason (fiancee - Erin), and Mike
E-mail: mike@monchino.com
Profession: Business Owner
Hobbies: Sports & Travel
About You: Have BA and MBA degrees. Have been in the development, ownership, and management of hotels and restaurants for 30+ years. My career started in Alaska and has taken us to many states, presently residing in Illinois. Donna is active in my business and recently I was very excited when our son, Matt, joined the company. Jason is a cost accountant with Aisin Manufacturing, and Mike is a college freshman. Donna and I travel a lot and spend much time with our family (and our two awesome dogs - Buddy and Lucky).
Name: Eileen Gabriel (Saul)
Location: Buckeye, Arizona
Family: I have been married to Tom Sawicki since 1991. My son, Brian, is the Offensive Line coach at Monmouth University in NJ and my daughter is a District Manager with Toyota in Boston.
E-mail: eileen@eileengabriel.com
Profession: Information Technology (semi-retired!)
Hobbies: Golf (avid, but not great), Hiking, Walking, Bridge
About You: I retired from my job as Chief Information Officer of Dick's Sporting Goods in April 2007. Tom and I had been living in Pittsburgh and decided we didn't have any reason to stay. We both had an interest in the desert and we built a house at the base of the White Tank Mountains, about an hour NW of Phoenix and moved here in December 2008. I started a small consulting business here (Active Consulting LLC) which specializes in retail technology. Tom is working part-time for Trader Joe's. We truly enjoyed the winter weather but will probably head to our condo on Long Beach Island in NJ when the temperature reaches 100. We are looking forward to seeing everyone in October!
Name: Barbara Cuccurullo (Feeney)
Location: Tappan, NY
Family: Married to Bill Feeney CHS 1967 2 sons Derek & Ryan 2 Grandchildren Dominic & Marina
E-mail: babsfeeney@hotmail.com
Profession: Pre K Director
Hobbies: Traveling, going to the beach, reading a good book, cooking
About You: I live in Tappan NY with my husband Bill. Our oldest son Derek is married to Michelle and they live in Boston with our beautiful grandchildren Dominic almost 4 years old and Marina will be 2 in Oct. Our second son Ryan lives in NY city. I have been working in Early Education for the past 25 years. For the past 10 years I have been the director of St. Catharine Early Education Center in Blauvelt NY I spend a great deal of time with my family and friends,which I treasure. We enjoy traveling especially to the tropical islands, visiting all the beautiful beaches and viewing the scenery.
Name: Andy Mehiel
Location: Novato, California
Family: I am married for 29 years to Terri Valashinas Mehiel. I have two children a girl Melina Anne Reyes who is 27 married with a baby girl Aria Rose. I have a son Michael Mehiel 23. Both graduated college Mike Cal Poly San Louis Obispo and Melina Univ of California at Davis. Therefore I am a grandfather.
E-mail: amehiel@comcast.net
Profession: Commercial Real Estate Broker
Hobbies: Writing, traveling, sports
About You:

I graduated Rutgers University in 1973 with a degree in Journalism. I wrote sports for a small Bergen County paper then moved to southern California in 1976. I went into commercial real estate almost immediately and still work for that firm 33 years later eventually being named a Vice President. In 1984 I was relocated to San Francisco the most beautiful city we have. I have worked in asset management, commercial leasing, construction and development. I have twice been given Landmark Properties to develop. One is an HJ Heinz cannery the largest cannery in the western US till it was closed in 1957. Perhaps the most arduous but rewarding work is the earthquake retro-fitting of occupied San Francisco apartment buildings. I have been married for 29 years and have a son and daughter who have both graduated college. My daughter Melina is married and recently blessed us with our first grandchild a beautiful baby girl. My best to everyone!

NOTE: Hi All: I am very bummed as I will not be able to make it due to having surgery on my neck just two weeks ago. I sure wish I could come home! All my best Andy Mehiel

Name: Pat Oltmer (Steinmetz)
Location: Portland, OR
Family: Married for 31 years to Bruce. No kids.
E-mail: pat@thecybersisters.com
Profession: Recently changed from Network Support to Clinical Applications Support Analyst
Hobbies: Quilting, Sewing, Computers
About You: Graduated from Edinboro College with BS Degree in Music Education in 1973, but had a hard time finding a job. Went back to school for Nursing (I know... big jump in fields) and worked in the Operating Room at a hospital in Baltimore where I met and married Bruce. We moved to Portland, Oregon in 1978 where he finished school for Nursing and I worked as the Head Nurse in the Operating Room at Adventist Medical Center. In 1994 I moved to the Information Systems Dept in the same hospital and was able to combine my love of computers and nursing. I have been working at the hospital now in various positions for over 30 years. In 2006 my sister Nancy and I started a website design business and are having a great time with it. We live on opposite coasts, but are in contact all the time. We really enjoy working together. Hope to see you all in October.
Name: Don Hull
Location: Lake Hiawatha, NJ
Family: Happily married since 1983, with my wife since 1977, one child - me
E-mail: donaldfhull@optonline.net
Profession: House husband / part time tennis pro
Hobbies: Tennis, golf, collecting, hiking, snorkeling, photography, travel, knowledge seeker
About You: After graduating CHS, I spent 2 years at West Point, transferred to Cornell and got a BS in chemical engineering and eventually got an MBA. I've worked various jobs - sales engineer, Executive Director of the International Amateur Boxing Association and US Bicycling Hall of Fame, high school fencing coach, Realtor and currently a part time tennis instructor. Mostly I've been on an adventure that has included trekking to Mt. Everest base camp, scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef, riding my bicycle across the country from Pacific to Atlantic oceans, circum-hiking the highest peak in the western Alps, safari in Africa, boat ride on the Nile river, walking on the Great Wall of China, rafting backpacking and mule training the Grand Canyon, hiking extensively almost every National Park, taking over 35,000 slides including photos of over 400 species of underwater life, white water rafting the great rivers of the east, skiing most of the "hills" of the east, visiting over 40 countries and some I've forgotten because I'm an old fart now. There are still some adventures on my plate before I keel over. The adventure has been possible because of my wife who hasn't shot me yet, and is the responsible one with a real job. My next adventure - the CHS 40th reunion!
Name: Mark Taborelli
Location: Manhattan Beach, CA
Family: Married. Wife - Susan, Joey - 19, Eric - 17, Nicky - 13
E-mail: thetaborellis@yahoo.com
Profession: CFO/Controller
Hobbies: golf, walking, lifting weights
About You: I followed Andy Mehiel to California and this fall will be my 30th year in CA. My wife is a 5 generation native of CA and a graduate of USC and a CPA. For the last 20 years we have been living in paradise (Manhattan Beach) and for the last six years we have been 7 blocks from the beach. My oldest son will be a sophmore in college next year and plays on his college golf team. My middle child is a typical surf dude and my daughter is an aspiring volleyball player. I worked 20 years in the entertainment industry and for the last 6 years work for a software company that is affiliated with entertainment clients.
Name: Stephen Ackerman
Location: Hollywood, Florida
Family: Single
E-mail: tropicbuilding@paradista.net
Profession: Owner/Manager Tropic Building Supplies
Hobbies: boat building, jewelry making
About You: I graduated from the University of Miami in 1974 with a degree in architecture. I then went on to manage a number of lumber yards and building material companies until I formed my own company in 1993 called Tropic Building Supplies Inc. which sells and ships building material throughout the Caribbean, Central and South America.
Name: Linda Vallone (Randall)
Location: Plano, TX
Family: Married since 1973 - two sons Evan 29, Keith 26
E-mail: lindamdr@verizon.net
Profession: Office Manager
Hobbies: Reading, Travel, periodically exercising, Bridge, seeing friends and family
About You: I was introduced to my husband, Bill, at a Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity party by John Bonanno in 1971 at Rutgers. We subsequently married after graduation in 1973 and moved to Boston for 2 years while Bill earned his MBA. The interesting fact about this is that John’s dad and mine were childhood friends and John’s family moved to Cresskill at the recommendation of my dad. After Bill’s graduation from HBS, we did a lot of moving around – Cleveland, Denver, back to NJ where we had our first son, Evan. Our final move to Dallas, TX was in 1980 and we have lived there ever since. Our second son, Keith was born in ’83 and is entering his 2nd year of law school at Vanderbilt this fall. Evan resides in Bethesda, MD and is in sales operations at JDSU. My life has been happily occupied with raising our boys, 12 years of scouting volunteerism, working with my husband in his consulting business, as an office manager in a jewelry store, law firm and now an Internet marketing company. Have stayed close to family back east though rarely get to Cresskill since my family lives in northwest NJ. One of the highlights of my life was touring Morocco with 16 family members and having dinner with the US Ambassador to Morocco, a personal friend, who hosted all 16 of us! Life has been good though are we ever where we thought we would be way back in high school? The journey continues with a much anticipated stop in Cresskill for our (aaack !!!) 40th high school reunion! See you there.
Name: Elizabeth Moakley (Barcia)
Location: Washington Township, NJ
Family: Married for 31 years. Have one son who is 27.
E-mail: Betsyb152@aol.com
Profession: Class Aide
Hobbies: Walking and Gardening
About You: I work for the Westwood School district as a class aide for the last 10 years in the grammer schools. I find this keeps me young. I enjoy being with kids every day is a new experience! My husband Bob and I spend our vacations and free time at Ortley Beach, NJ. We adopted a puppy, Jet who is 7 months old. He is a Lab mix and full of energy! This keeps us busy.
Name: Eileen McGlone (Kress)
Location: Kernersville, NC
Family: Single (Widowed) Daughter Sarah 26; Son Josh 24
E-mail: ekress@triad.rr.com
Profession: Chorus Teacher, Middle School
Hobbies: Attending operas, musicals, museums and history, old movie buff, reading, jigsaw puzzles
About You: I attended Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC for one semester after high school, but left to marry Steve Ryerson (CHS classmate)in October of 1970. We divorced after 7 years of marriage, no children. I met Mike Kress through a blind date arranged by John and Deb Bonanno on a visit back to NJ (I was living in VA at the time). Mike and I were married in 1979. We adopted 2 beautiful babies from Korea, Sarah who is 26 now and married to a Naval Intelligence Officer (they live in MD)and Josh, now 24, who just graduated from UNC Charlotte and is living in Charlotte and looking for work. We moved to NC in 1985 after starting out in North Plainfield, NJ. I've had various jobs; Assistant Department Store Manager, Assistant Bank Manager, Child Care Provider, Piano Teacher. Went back to college in 1988 and earned a degree in Music Education. I started teaching elementary music, then switched to middle school choral, which I really enjoy. Mike got lung cancer in June, 1995, and passed away the following December. He was only 45, we had been married 16 years. Sarah was 13 and Josh 11. They are the joy of my life. They have kept me focused and on the right track. I've stayed close to Deb and John Bonanno, my dear friends through the years. I stay very busy with teaching and keeping up the house. I will be working (God willing) until they kick me out of the school system, lots of college loans to pay back! Looking forward to seeing everyone in October!
Name: John Jezsik
Location: Littleton, Colorado
Family: Divorced/Single, 2 children - Julia 23 and Joshua 20
E-mail: novamediasys@msn.com
Profession: Audio/Video Systems Contractor
Hobbies: Hiking, trail running, backpacking, rafting, playing guitar, concerts, etc.
About You: I moved from Dallas, TX to Littleton, CO in 1982. I love it here! My kids are grown but still live in the area. We enjoy returning to Cresskill to visit friends, family, NYC and the shore. My hobbies include hiking and backpacking and I have completed 1/3 of the Colorado Trail (Denver to Durango). In June I organize white-water rafting trips down some of the more challenging sections of the Arkansas River. My company designs, sells, and installs residential & commercial A/V systems, computer networks, lighting controls and other low voltage systems. Prior to this I held positions with several consumer electronic firms including Panasonic and TDK. Looking forward to the reunion! Can't wait to see you all.
Name: Brian Prosser
Location: Greenwich, CT
Family: Married with a daughter just starting grad school
E-mail: brianjprosser@hotmail.com
Profession: Property Manager
Hobbies: Annoying innocent people with my piano playing
About You: I went to Rutgers after CHS, then transferred to University of South Florida in Tampa and received a BA in English. I subsequently worked as: A substitute teacher in Tampa, A caretaker at a small estate in Tampa, a drywall mechanic in Tampa and Atlanta, A purchasing agent for a construction company in Saudi Arabia, A steamship agent in Tampa coordinating the loading and unloading of bulk cargo including gypsum rock from Canada, liquid sulfur from Texas, Jet fuel for Mcdill Air Force Base and the export of phosphate worldwide. I served as a production staff member for Werner Erhard facilitating an experiential self development program called the 6-day course where I worked on a ropes course and did video production. I owned and managed a small construction company in the foothills of the blue ridge mountains in Georgia, and I was a landscaper and a caretaker on a horse farm in Massachusetts. Other life experiences included producing a documentary film on experiential education, interning as a floor manager and camera person for Turner Broadcasting, filming commericals for cable TV, assisting a local band in Tampa, working as a stage hand for a few rock concerts including 2 Bob Dylan and the Band shows in 74 and the Bob Dylan Rolling Thunder rehersal schedule in 76. Some of my greatest joys were spending a summer in England and hanging out in Jamaica. Don't ask. Since I can't make it to the reunion, I would like to thank all of you for the times we spent together. I would particularly like to thank my room mates at Rutgers. To Joseph Mele who taught me how to run Cross Country and Track, how to ride a motor cycle, how to make a mean pasta sauce and how to throw a great party... I thank you Joseph very much. To Andy Mehiel who taught me to love, honor and respect women and pay any price, bear any burden to find a good one, thank you very much Andy. To Mark Taborelli who taught me that life does go on after flunking macroeconomics...thank you Mark, and to Kim Taborelli for teaching me the drywall trade and shipping me off to Saudi Arabia, thank you Kim. I wish you all the best. Thanks for great memories.
Name: Arthur Thorsen
Location: Herndon, Virginia
Family: Married to Ann, a daughter, Erica 24, and a son, Matthew 21
E-mail: abthorsen@verizon.net
Profession: System analyst, semi-retired
Hobbies: skiing, hiking, biking, badminton, travel
About You: After running a bike store in NJ in the 70's, moved to Virginia and started working with computers. Married Ann in '84, who teaches German at a local high school. My daughter Erica was a math major in college, and was just recently married. Matt is also a math major, and will be studying in Salzburg, Austria this coming fall. Both are also singers. I am still recovering from my daughter's wedding and also from a nasty fall while hiking in the mountains, but still hope to make the reunion.
Name: Paul DeWald Coming Soon
Location: Boca Raton, Florida
Family: Married 25 years, 2 children; Spencer 19 and
Quinn 14
E-mail: dewaldp@bellsouth.net
Profession: Banking
Hobbies: Golf and the beach
About You: Left Cresskill early 70's and headed West to Phoenix for about 14 years and then North to South Dakota for about 12 years and finally landed in South Florida. I've been in banking/finace for all that time - most of it with Citi. My wife, Nancy who I met in Arizona, and I have a son (Spencer) in college and daughter (Quinn) in high school. She was named after the bar in Tenafly. It's been good to see the familiar faces here and to read the newsy bios. I might not make the reunion this year.
Name: Janet Cioffi (Workman)
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Family: Married to Bruce Workman for 34 years. We have two sons - Jeffrey, who is a first year law student at UC Hastings College of Law in San Francisco, CA, and Timothy, who will be graduating the University of Arizona this December with a degree in Near Eastern Studies with his concentration in languages - Arabic, Chechen, and Russian
E-mail: baworkman@qwest.net
Profession: Special Education Teacher
Hobbies: Music, reading & cooking
About You: I graduated Hope College, Holland, Michigan, in 1973 with a Bachelor of Music Degree in Education. I taught music in Nanuet Public Schools for two years and then got married in 1975 and moved to Southern California where my husband, Bruce, could attend law school. After teaching private piano at the Performing Arts Center at the Crystal Cathedral, Garden Grove, CA for about 7 years, I took jobs in law firms to learn the trade. I ultimately ended up running my husband's law office for many years. In 1999 we moved to Tucson, Arizona where I have been a middle school special education teacher.
Name: Peggy Eberth (Di Lello)
Location: Cresskill, New Jersey
Family: Widowed; four step-children; Sandra 38, Tracey 37, Jamie 30 and David 23
E-mail: pegasus1030_1@hotmail.com
Profession: Full Time Technical Assistant
Hobbies: Reading, Walking, History Buff, Computer Nerd, love animals
About You: I am probably one of the few people on this planet who enjoys working and love people. After CHS, I worked full time and married my 1st husband. We were much too young and divorced in 1981. I then met and married my best friend and love of my life on July 2, 1988. Dave passed away in his sleep from a heart attack October 28 2005, two days before my birthday. Presently, I am living with my mom, my 18 year old miniature poodle and 8 year old cat in Cresskill. I am blessed to have my family and friends by my side. Without them, I would have never achieved my financial status. I hope I never have to retire. Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend the CHS reunion because of obligations. I AM, however, looking forward to our 50th reunion, John and Debbie. If anyone cares to email me, please do. Have fun everyone!
Name: Pamela Martini (Frame)
Location: Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Family: Married with 2 dogs and bearded dragon lizard
E-mail: pamela1951@comcast.net
Profession: Retired
Hobbies: AVid animal lover and golf enthusiast
About You: Graduated from Monmouth College in Long Branch, NJ with a BA in Marketing. Worked for Jaguar Cars in Mahwah, New Jersey for 22 years which is where I met my 2nd husband. He came in from Ford Motor Company when they bought Jaguar in 1990 as the Vice-President of Finance (CFO). We winter in Florida and spend alot of my time playing golf (was Club Champ at Deerfield County Club in Florida in 2008)and enjoy cooking and entertaining. Have met several celebrities and enjoyed spending time with them while on work/social events.
Name: Chuck Wilts
Location: An Arbor, Michigan
Family: Married 29 years to Sue. 2 kids - Colleen 36 year old stepdaughter with 4 year old son MJ - our first grandkid; Jaclyn - 26 year old lives on Maui with boyfriend and puppy - all doing well.
E-mail: chuck@gkifoods.com
Profession: CEO - owner GKI Foods
Hobbies: Fishing, boating, car and bike collecting
About You: Went to 8 colleges - graduated From Eastern michigan in 75? - started granola business with wife sue in 75 - now we produce private label chocolate for all the large retail chains - and still make granolas - we spend time in maui every winter - maine every summer and have traveled at every opportunity -I have enjoyed owning a small business with over 100 employees for 30+ years and will now look to sell at the right time and move on - Aloha
Name: Ron DeCanio
Location: Fair Haven, NJ
Family: Married Jane in 1975. She' a floral designer. We have 3 kids: Dan, 30, teacher; Robert, 20 US Marine Corps; Teresa 18, college freshman. Everyone's healthy. No one's in jail.
E-mail: decanr@aol.com
Profession: Security
Hobbies: Motorcycling, fishing, camping
About You: Graduated from Wilkes College in 1973 with a BA in Sociology. Did social work with migrant farmworkers for a couple of years. Began working for the US Government in 1975. Spent 24 years with the Secret Service. Met some cool folks, did some cool things. Got an MA in Education around 1997, Seton Hall. Retired from SS in 1999. Spent a couple of years in education, Working as a teacher, and later as Vice Principal at an alternative school, for really bad kids. After 911, returned to security as a supervisor with the Federal Air Marshal Service. Am currently Assistant Federal Security Director for Law Enforcement, TSA at Newark Liberty Int. AP. Big title, in charge of almost no one. Liaison between TSA and other law enforcement agencies. Looking forward to retiring after youngest is out of college. It' been a good run.
Name: Mary Beth Judge (Cravens)
Location: Northvale, NJ
Family: Married 37 years; 2 sons, both married with one grandchild
E-mail: mbc2home@hotmail.com
Profession: Retired
Hobbies: Skiing, bicycling, genealogy
About You: After High School, I went to Marywood College in Scranton, got my BA and later got an MBA in Marketing at St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill. I've remained living in Bergen County all these years. I worked for BMW of North America in Woodcliff Lake for 22 years and retired last year. I was able to travel to Germany many times over the years, and made some good friends there. My husband and I are both active in the town's volunteer ambulance corps. I recently went back to skiing and joined the Ski Patrol at Campgaw Mountain in Mahwah. My favorite hobby is researching the family histories for both myself and my husband and traveling to the places where our ancestors lived, in the US and overseas. I never heard about the 25th reunion, so I'm really looking forward to this one.
Name: Michael Weinthal
Location: River Vale, NJ
Family: Married to Edie for 31 years. Two children: Brian, an attorney in Washington DC (was a Navy JAG for 6 years) and Sandi, a performer in NYC. We just became grandparents in August to our 1st grandchild, Connor.
E-mail: mweinthal@hotmail.com
Profession: Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Hobbies: Baseball (watching) and softball (playing)
About You: After CHS, I graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University and The ! Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. I married the love of my life, Edie, and completed a surgical residency at the Monsignor Clement Kern Hospital for Special Surgery in Michigan. I am currently practicing in Park Ridge, NJ and am on staff at the Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack and the Valley Hospital in Ridgewood. I am also a partner in Surgicare of Oradell, a freestanding outpatient surgical center. Although I missed the 40th reunion, I appreciate all of your good thoughts and prayers, and fully intend to see everyone in 5 years.
Name: Carol Modafferi (Wong)
Location: Haringon Park, NJ
Family: Married - no children
E-mail: carol.wong@westernunion.com
Profession: Administrative Assistant
Hobbies: Traveling, walking
About You: Upon graduation, I went into the workforce as a secretary. After several years, I decided to continue my education and graduated from Bergen Community College. I was hired by Pan Am where I met and married my husband Cory. We recently celebrated our 30th anniversary. While employed at Pan Am, we had the opportunity to travel to many different destinations. For the past 12 years, I have been employed with Western Union.
Name: Sharon Butler (Mancini)
Location: Haworth, NJ
Family: Divorced, 2 grown daughters, one granddaughter, one grandson
E-mail: sharonmancini@optimum.net
Profession: Nurse/Psychotherapist
Hobbies: Golf, family time, traveling
About You: Hi Everyone, I tried to submit my bio before the reunion and it didn't work - let's see if it goes through this time! Anyway,a synposis of the last 40 years looks like this: highs and lows, blessed with laughter that hurts your belly, and lessons of sadness that can only make you grow better. 2 incredibly nice and beautiful daughers: Jenna is 32 and brought us Ava Jenny (2+ years) and Madden Christopher (6 months). Jenna and her husband and kids just moved to Raleigh, but we see them all the time. Daugher #2 is 30 year old Megan, living a very social life from her home base in Brooklyn, but she still comes home to roost and have a nice afternoon nap in Mom's family room! Speaking of Mom, I started a second, third, or maybe 4th career as a nurse, graduating in 1988. Have worked at Hackenssack University Medical Center for over 20 years as a Nurse Manager. Went back for more torture as a student older than my professors and graduated NYU's College of Nursing with a Master's in Psychiatry. Opened a private practice in Ridgewood earlier this year, but am definitely holding onto my day job! So, I did not make it to the reunion, as I was babysitting my Southern Grandies, here for a visit...so sorry to have missed you all. Looking forward to the next one! Nice reading about all of you, though I still can't believe it's 40 years - I am still listening to the White Album! If anyone needs a good shrink - drop me a line!
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