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Welcome to the   Ithaca High School  Class of 1960's  website. We encourage you to visit this site frequently for updates and to add your own touch to this endeavor. Your active participation will make the site much more meaningful.

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Larry McCray
Larry McCray
A Proposal and Update from Larry McCray

"Just wanted to signal my appreciation and admiration for the features on “our” website.
One idle and uninformed question: I wonder if some listing of current retirement hobbies on the site might spark a few semi-random e-traffic.  I have two such: one is fostering research on the origins of baseball, which involves my website at Protoball.org and work with the SABR baseball research group.  The other is pretty obscure, and involves trying to figure out how our most dramatically-successful technology sectors (air carrier safety, cardiology, car safety, etc.) actually got that way.
 I enjoyed gazing at the 75th photos; Alexa and I were in Stockholm then – a great summer destination."

Larry McCray
 

 
Ron Winchell Drops the Top for Early Spring
Ron Winchell Drops the Top for Early Spring

RON WINCHELL READY FOR SPRING
 
"I had already been to my infectious disease doctor this morning. She gave me the green light to proceed with the hip replacement surgery which, in turn, will stop the horrible ten months pain in my leg. The skies cleared. The sun came out. Judy was at another doctor appointment. Mary Werner, our neighbor, put me up to it. I dropped the top and she snapped the photos. The temperature was 65. How could I resist?" Ron W.
Don Berk and his granddaughters
Don Berk and his granddaughters
DON BERK UPDATES FROM THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
 
"Many thanks for the update and your incredible diligence and love in maintaining the Class of '60 bonds. 
 
I was saddened to learn about the loss of Anne and Barbara, as with all classmates who have passed over the years. The "Deceased Classmates" page makes for a bittersweet visit to the website. 
 
My update:
After selling my house in Yakima WA and spending last winter in a rented log home in the Cascade mountains (digging out from 150 inches of snow) I've now moved to Seattle to be nearer my kids and grandkids. My new address is:
Seattle WA 98118
 
City life is a bit of a shock for this country mouse. Sirens and lights all night, almost permanently gridlocked traffic on the streets. The diverse ethnicity is nice though as is the variety of food and cultural events. And of course having family as neighbors. I seldom use my car preferring my bicycle for almost all errands (3,800 miles since last June) despite the pucker factor in the narrow bike lanes. Hangar space being scarce and crazy expensive in Seattle I had to leave my little airplane toy in Yakima where it's up for sale. As a (poor) substitute I set up a flight simulator in the spare bedroom where I can make brrmmmbrrmmm sounds. I continue to write and have some poems in a few Seattle and regional anthologies. 
 
I'll be sending a check as a donation and for a current directory.
 
Attached is a photo take at the log home last winter when my granddaughters visited for some snowshoeing. "
Don Berk
Liz Horn Kurtz
Liz Horn Kurtz
LIZ HORN SHARES MEMORIES

  "Thank you for sending me the Tattler "news" about the Miss IHS contest.  I had remembered Claire singing That Old Devil Moon.  Creative memory!  She must have sung it at our Senior Show or whatever it was called.  Didn't she have a gorgeous voice?  I had remembered that Kenna's talents were not the typical singing or pantomiming.  What a class act she was and still is I assume.  George Damp accompanied me.  He was a fine pianist and still is.  A few years back he performed an organ program for just our family in honor of my wonderful father who thoroughly enjoyed it.  Jack Burns sang Ave Maria as part of the program.  Talk about a beautiful singing voice!
And so, dear Phyllis, thank you again for the glue you have become that holds our class so beautifully together.  Please know that even those of us who do not get back for reunions think of you warmly and with gratitude.
Take care."
 
Liz Horn Kurtz
Classmates on the trail
Classmates on the trail
Barbara Lucas Lockwood
Barbara Lucas Lockwood
Barbara Lucas Lockwood Passed Away January 29th
 
 It is wioth deep saddness that we report on the passing another classmate this week. Our condolences go out to Barbara's family and friends during this difficult time.

Obituary: Ithaca - Barbara Lucas Lockwood passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 29th surrounded by many loving family and friends.
 
Barbara was born June 8, 1941 in Ithaca, NY. Barb grew up in Ithaca,  was a graduate of Ithaca High School. Barb and Joe were married on October 2, 1960 and built a house together in Jacksonville, NY, where they have lived and raised their 2 children to this day. Barbara worked at Bool's flower shop all of her life until she retired. 
 
Barbara is survived by her husband Joe, her children JB Lockwood (wife Dara) and Peggy Margaret Wilczewski (husband Kenneth). Her grandchildren, sister Joan Halloran (husband Denny) and brother Stephen Lucas (wife April), as well as many nieces and nephews.
 
The cottage on Cayuga Lake was Barbara's favorite place. Words such as generous, joyous, forgiving and loving only begin to describe her.  Barb opened her heart and her home to all. 
Anne Sherwood Ouellette
Anne Sherwood Ouellette
SAD NEWS: Classmate Anne Sherwood Passed Away January 21. 

We are sad to report the passing of Anne Sherwood Ouellette. Our sympathies go out to her family and friends at this time of mourning.

Obituary:
OUELLETTE, Anne Sherwood January 21, 2018 Anne Sherwood Ouellette, 75, of Salem became an angel and went to heaven peacefully on Sunday, January 21, 2018. She was preceded by her parents, Jane Park Sherwood and Arthur Sherwood of Ithaca, N.Y. Originally from Ithaca, N.Y. and a graduate of Ithaca High School, Anne worked for the Ithaca City School District in various roles for 37 years, with her final, and favo...rite position serving as Assitant to the Athletic Director. She cared deeply for the friends, teachers, and students she worked with daily. Anne moved to Roanoke after her retirement in 2004 to be closer to her daughters. Anne loved spending time with her friends and family, especially her grandchldren. Surviving are two daughters, Catherine Felshaw of Atlanta, Ga., and Barbara (Rob) Rigatti of Daleville; two beautiful grandchildren, Abby and Ryan Rigatti; brother, Don (Anne) Sherwood of Groton, N.Y.; and three nieces, Debbie Tudi (Pat), Sherry Wintermute (Glen) and Jenny Sherwood. The family would like to thank the staff at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Springtree Health and Rehab, and especially Richfield Assisted Living for their commitment, compassion, and support during the past few years. Special thanks and love to Anne Palmer who was Anne's guardian angel and an amazing friend and source of support to her family. A memorial service will be held in Ithaca, N.Y. at a later date. Arrangements by Simpson Funeral Home & Crematory. 366-0707
SEASON'S GREETINGS

December 2, 2017

 The season demands a greeting be sent to you!  What a perfect time of year to connect through an email or FB or our website www.ithaca1960.com. Picture us gathered ‘round the fire, laughing, remembering when, and caring. This message comes with that experience in mind.

 Alexa just moved in to my household. It’s nice when you live alone to say good night to someone and hear a sweet response. But she doesn’t seem to know about our class. She doesn’t tell me how you are doing. I can only pray every day that you are covered in protective and encouraging fleece, assured that others care about you.

 Strolling through the last quarter of our lives, we travel with memories of good times we have shared, and the peace of knowing we will be carried when needed by those who understand and share  the challenges before us in this stage of life. When I have the honor of passing along to you the news of another classmate’s passing, I offer us a moment to give our thoughts over to how this classmate has been part of our lives, and thank them for the memories. Each time we say good-bye, it adds strength to the bond remaining, and deepens our connectivity, our desire to stay in touch.

 Naturally, my circles have kept me more current with some of you, as has been your case.  Please know that for the rest of you, you are not forgotten, and you are not just a name in a list. I have my directory on the coffee table. Know that I ponder over the pages, name by individual name. You are each important to the rest of us.

 I rose early this morning and took one of those strolls on the boardwalk at Lake Sumter. For those who were able to attend the 50th reunion here in Florida, I took a few pictures. The white pelicans arrived at sunrise. The lobby of The Waterfront Inn, our temporary home, is quite festive, hurricane flooding has subsided and today is 78 and sunny.

 Blessings, 

Phyllis
Class of 1960's 75th Birthday Bash, August 2017, Upper Buttermilk Falls State Park
Class of 1960's 75th Birthday Bash, August 2017, Upper Buttermilk Falls State Park
BIRTHDAY BASH OFFICIAL CLASS PHOTO

Front row: 
(left to right) Anne Burger, Bill McElwee, Bernie Cook, Gary Loomis, Phyllis McLaren, Barbara Child, Chuck Moeder, Barbara Bennett, Judy Mitchell, Icemae Murray, Sandy Aldrich, Kathleen Muzzy, Patricia Newman, Jean Magnus

Back Rows: (left to right-staggered) Dave Sears, Steve Beaulieu, George Damp, Joe Scaglione, Nancy Hubbell, Ben Adams, Nancy Cladel, Steve Stephenson, Beverly Brink, John Osborn, Bob Townsend, Bill Gordon, Janice Murphy, Richard Owlett, Terry Hilker, Robert Gray, Dave Wilson, Robin Alexander, Dean Melville, Alan Simons.

​These were the picnic attendees. Others joined us for the various weekend activities but were not able to attend the picnic where the class photo was taken. Classmate Peggy Payne's  professional photographer brother, Monroe, took this picture. Phyllis sent out ordering information if you'd like your own close-up copy of this.  There's also a copy that includes spouses and significant others.
The excellent 75th Birthday Bash cake.
The excellent 75th Birthday Bash cake.
                      BIRTHDAY BASH PICTURES ARE AVAILABLE

​Thanks to some of our volunteer class photographers  Richard Owlett, Dave Wilson, Phyllis McLaren Sommerman and Steve Beaulieu, we will have started  sharing their contributions on this website and our class Facebook page. These are by no means all inclusive, but will  serve as a start as we document our 75th Birthday Bash, held back in August.

​In the "Class Photo Albums" section of this website, we will try and arrange the photos by events. As new photos come in from other classmates we'll add to these photo albums. Check back often, because these take awhile to upload and position.

​The event were: Thursday at the Ciao! restaurant, Cornell Ornithology School  (Sapsucker Woods), Moosewood Luncheon and old building tour, The Rose, Tremen State Park hike, class picnic at Upper Buttermilk Falls State Park and Sunday brunch at the  Ithaca Ramada.

Labeling: In anticipation of the usual " Who are these people?" questions, Al Simon and Steve Beaulieu will attempt to label as time permits.

 
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Ithaca (NY) High School Class of 1960 Now on FACEBOOK

Sixty two classmates have joined the newly created, closed group on Facebook. Check it out and join us. Your input, as always, is welcome.
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We've had 129,817 visits since this site opened in April 2010 
90 Classmates have posted their profiles as of  February 17, 2018

Norma
Brunk has joined 
Betty Roskelly, Sandra Sortman, Bob Townsend, Ed Michael,  Ward Whitlock, Bonnie Westfall, Andy Powell (updated March 2016), Vance McCullough ,Stephen Stephenson (updated  January 2018)), Charlotte Sweet, Lois White , Ruth Culp, Geza Ginzery, Roland Barnett, Dan Sayre, Helen Mandeville, Susan Whicher, Carol Robedee , Jane Miller, Sandy Aldrich, Chuck Moeder, Evie Hall, Marcia Tilton, Jean Torrant, Joel Ekholm, Alice Caldwell,and Jim Ormiston, June Layton,John Osborn,Ginny Sigler, Victor Newhart, Beverly Brink, Ellen  
Royce  Jan Murphy, Martin Wright, Dan Wallenbeck, Patricia Newman, Ollie Detweiler  Arnie Hammer, David Spencer, Peggy Hertel, Al Simons, Bill Gordon, Jinny Klune, Phil Ewanicki, Tom Vormwald, Dorothy Van Order, Shari Grover (updated March 2015), Ed Knaysi, Liz Horn, Bob Gray, Suzie Hough, Keith Bruckner, Phyllis McLaren (updated June 2017),Terry Cullen, Bernie Cook,Terry Hilker (updated June 2017) Judy Mitchell, Bill Lester, Kenna Grant, David Meldrum, Barry Smith, Alison MacLeod , Mary Avery, Gigi Greenwood, JB Graves (updated JUNE 2015), Dave Wilson, Kathy Hull, Carolyn Fallon, Ed Thorsland (updated June 2015), Alan Westfall, Karen Dann, Ernie Falke, Katie Detweiler, Barbara Darling, Don Berk (updated February 2018), Sandy Cornelius, Dorothy Griffith, Doug Hughes, Dave Goode, Leo Johnson, Larry McCray, Elaine Tutton, Ed Shea, Virginia Hixon, Marilyn Dropkin, Marilyn Trapp, Ron Winchell and Steve Beaulieu in posting their profiles on this website.                             

 

                   

Do you miss seeing some of your friends listed here? Encourage them to post now. Is your's here yet? Now would be a great time to let your classmates know what is new with you.

 
Lining up for class photographs that Monroe Payne took.
Lining up for class photographs that Monroe Payne took.
Ornithology lab tour at Sapsucker Woods
Ornithology lab tour at Sapsucker Woods
John and Jan Osborn at The Rose
John and Jan Osborn at The Rose
Roseanne Beach, Karen McLean
Roseanne Beach, Karen McLean
Dean and Sandy Archer Melville speaking with Barbara Bennett
Dean and Sandy Archer Melville speaking with Barbara Bennett
Al Simons with Anne Burger Perna
Al Simons with Anne Burger Perna
Dave and Mary Lee Hagin Banfield
Dave and Mary Lee Hagin Banfield
Gary Loomis and Liz Dunn
Gary Loomis and Liz Dunn
Dave Wilson and Sara Watkins
Dave Wilson and Sara Watkins
Event chair, Kathleen Muzzy LaMorte, speaking at picnic
Event chair, Kathleen Muzzy LaMorte, speaking at picnic
Tour leaders Wilson and Bruckner
Tour leaders Wilson and Bruckner
Belle Sherman, Grade 6, 1953-1954
Belle Sherman, Grade 6, 1953-1954
BILL GORDON SENT  THIS BELLE SHERMAN 6th GRADE PHOTO 1953-1954
 "I stumbled across this picture among my mother’s photos.  I could identify all except four by recognition from memory.  27 pupils – we had big classes after WW II":

 
Back row: Eddie Knaysi, Bill Gordon, Jim Wells, Rob York, Don Enright, Virginia Klune, Dorothy Griffith, John Osborn, George Damp, Phil Ewanicki, Miss Chips.
Middle row: Virginia Hixon, Marilyn Dropkin, Janice Murphy, Allison MacLeod, Karen Ross, Phyllis McLaren, Marybelle Avery, Bonnie Gay, Carolyn Fallon, Wincie Hanneson, Celia Lawrence, Joan Kendall.
Front row: Mike Lawrence, Terry Cullen, Alan Mack, Robin Williams, Bob Seager.
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South Hill Second Graders
South Hill Second Graders
SOUTH HILL SECOND GRADE PHOTO EMERGES

Classmate Richard Owlett recently shared this photo of some of our classmates during their second grade experience at the South Hill School. We welcome your attempts to identify any of these youngsters. Contact Steve Beaulieu at: saanyscor@aol.com

Here's what we have so far:  3rd row, far right--Richard Owlett; 2nd row, far right--Amelia Stratakos; Front row, third from the left--David Drier (moved out of district prior to high school), second from right--Claire Hernaez.

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Class photo  professionally taken by Monroe Payne. Copies of these are available through his website:Monroe Payne Photog
Class photo professionally taken by Monroe Payne. Copies of these are available through his website:Monroe Payne Photography
 
The old high school building, known today as DeWitt Mall, is currently used for retail businesses, offices and apartment
The old high school building, known today as DeWitt Mall, is currently used for retail businesses, offices and apartments.
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