In Memory

We were once friends in life.

Now we are friends in Memory and in Heart.

 

 

 

We are extremely grateful to Bob and Donna Gehlert Russell for the hours they spent on the Internet and on the microfilm reader in Richmond Library, Batavia, for providing the great majority of the obituaries presented here. A true labor of love on their part.

Anyone having an additional obituary notice or similar information about our classmates, if you share it with me, Jim Minor, I'll post it next to their picture, if any, in their section of this site. For those deceased classmates without a picture, if you have one of them in their High School years, we'd be glad to post it next to their obituary. For any of our deceased classmates, if you have more recent pictures of them we can add them at the end of the obituary itself, just e-mail them to me, Jim Minor. Thank you for your support.

You are encouraged to share your remembrances about them directly on their web page (linked below).

 

Click here for "In Memory" Slideshow


Our Classmates- Gone But Not Forgotten

We walked the halls together, so many years ago.
Living, loving, learning, so much we didn't know.

For years we grew together, we share a common past.
Life took us different places, but our memories will always last.

The days, they passed so quickly, they flashed before our eyes.
Now we are here together, to celebrate our lives. 

 If only you could be here, we have so much to share.
You are missed so much by many, please know how much we care.

Each one of you had touched our lives, in many special ways.
Each one of us holds memories, of all the yesterdays.

You may not be among us now, but forgotten you'll not be.
We'll celebrate the time we have, and raise a toast to thee.

- Author Unknown


 

Click on name, below, for more information, if available, and to leave comments.

Display:
By Year Deceased Alphabetically BHS '61 Classmate Photo


 
BHS '61 CLASSMATES

2018
Nancy Colombo (Trendel)  
Wanda Motz (Gardner)  

2017
Shirley Schneller (Toal)  

2016
Jacqueline Collard  
Nancy Decker (Plath)  
James German  
James Pappalardo  
Patricia Spadacino (Ruge)  

2015
Fred Mansueto  
Alfred Saraceni  

2014
Robert Clark  

2013
Julian Gorczyca  
Thomas Pirro  
Suzanne Waters (Penepent)  

2011
Fusako "Deko" Hashizume (Higashiya)  
LuAnn Long (Protain)  
Franklin Maniace  

2009
Arthur Andreassen  
Frank Lord  
Frank Miller  

2008
William Falcone  
Patricia Lewis  
David G. Pestell  
Robert Sage  
Ronald Sepi  

2007
Robert Fricker  

2006
Douglas Didget  
Nicholas Spadacino  

2005
Cynthia Corbett (Rudnicki)  
George Frongetta  
Mary Grace Scibetta (Wlazlak)  

2004
Gerald Carey  
Judith Seward (Gilt)  

2003
Gerald Halfenger  

2001
Irving Fryer  

2000
Thomas Patterson  
Thomas Tresco  

1999
Richard Stenard  
Carl M. Voorhees  

1998
Rosalyn Clute (Kanches)  
Joseph Falkowski  

1994
Todd Knox  

1988
Betty Marabella (Antinore)  

1984
Dominic Sepi  

1982
Roger Brown  

1981
Treva Baker (Schiavi)  
Marilyn de Valk (Mehal)  

1975
Charlene Schultz (Harmer)  
 
GUESTS

2016
Joan M. Pfeifer  

2015
John Bobka (Teacher)  

2014
Ambrose Ryan  

2013
Patricia Mensel Perkins, Md  

2012
George Raines  

2011
Virginia Holmgren (Russell) (First Grade Teacher At East)  

2010
Miss Virginia E. Dash (Teacher)  
James B. Hanley (Teacher)  
Marie E. Raines (Gym Teacher)  
Mary A. Tyler (Art Teacher)  

2009
Jean Harrower (Harloff, East Kindergarten Teacher)  
Thomas J. Ricci Sr. (Coach)  
Mr. Leland Sanborn (Principal)  
Mr. Oliver Spaulding (Class Advisor)  

2008
Miss Catherine A. McClellan (Teacher/Counselor)  

2007
Ellen M. Hawver (Teacher)  

2006
Robert S. Crook (Music Dept. Chair)  
Mary Jo Williamee (Sprague, Teacher)  

2004
Robert T. Howe, Sr. (Teacher)  

2003
Alice Canty Kenna (Teacher)  
Ruth M. McEvoy (Richmond Memorial Library Librarian)  

2002
William H. Collins (Teacher)  

2001
Huletta Darch Lambein (Kindergarten Teacher)  

2000
Jean W. Adams (Teacher)  

1999
Nicholas T. Falco (Teacher, Dean Of Boys)  

1998
Carl W. Stamp (Principal)  

1997
Marie O. Clarke (Teacher)  
Mr. Theodore C. Day (Teacher)  

1996
Miss Mildred N. Weber (Librarian)  

1995
Mrs. Esther Hutchinson (Robert Morris Teacher)  
Mary McCulley Henry (Teacher)  

1994
Zita M. Muller (Teacher, Elementary School Principal)  

1993
Miss Eleanor L. Haitz (Dean Of Girls)  
Robert A. Lenz (Teacher)  
Mr. Edward L. Osborn (Superintendent)  
William Pawluckie (Teacher)  

1992
Herman C. Dilmore (Teacher)  
Miss Loretta M. Growney (Teacher)  

1991
Barbara Boatfield Meier (Henry, Teacher)  
Sal Puleo (Teacher)  
Charles E. Roberts (Teacher)  

1988
Miss B. (Beulah) Pauline Gehring (Teacher)  
Mr. Ernest R. Huff (Teacher)  
Kathryn Lennon (Teacher)  
Eleanore Prendergast (Kosciolek) (Biology Teacher)  
John S. ("Jack") Randall (Teacher)  

1986
Dr. Caryl G. Hedden (Principal Of Pringle And Jackson Schools)  

1984
Beatrice M. Gehring (Smith), (Principal, Brooklyn And Robert Morris)  

1982
Helen A. Collins (Teacher)  
Mary L. O'Brien (Teacher)  
Elmer A. Sewert (Industrial Arts Teacher)  

1981
William E. Winters (Teacher)  

1980
Val Jean Burns (Teacher)  

1979
Eleanor U. Homelius (Teacher, Dean)  
Lucy E. Stella (Teacher)  

1978
Mr. Frank E. Owen (Teacher)  

1977
Elmer C. Baker (Teacher)  
Mr. Raymond T. Byrne (Teacher)  
Robert L. Flick (Science Teacher)  

1976
Charles C. Cullison (Teacher)  

1975
Edwin G. ("Duke") Johnson (Teacher)  
Mrs. Ruby Marian Wickings Mark (Special Ed Faculty)  

1973
Daniel J. Bender (Teacher)  
Ambrose R. Clarke (Teacher, Dean Of Boys)  
Kathleen M. Forsyth (English Teacher)  
Marie C. Gentner (Keegan, Teacher)  

1972
Daniel A. Van Detta (Dir. Phys Ed)  

1970
Gerald S. Hugaboom (Vocational Ed)  
R. Josephine Philibin (Teacher)  

1969
Loretta Dailey (BHS Math Teacher)  
Geraldine Deeney (Williams, Pringle, And Jackson Teacher)  

1966
Miss Ethel M. Brumsted (Vice-Principal, Teacher, Class Of '61 Advisor)  
Llewellyn C. Meier (Teacher)  
Edna G. Thompson (Teacher)  

1957
Dr. Dexter Pierce (School Physician)  

If you are aware of a BHS '61 Classmate who should be added to this page please let us know.