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PROFILE UPDATES


•   Wayne Schuricht  7/17
•   Gary Cunningham  7/12
•   Chris Dominik (Cross)  7/12
•   Jackie Anderson (Donley)  5/6
•   Roger Loughran  12/19
•   Marnie Yinger (Sandham)  10/14
•   Peter Morgan  8/24
•   Betty Horvath (Byrne)  7/16
•   Marie Sprumont (Claypoole)  6/16
•   Charles Illig  6/8
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IN MEMORY UPDATES


•   Edward Gawlik  2020
•   Ed Wilczek  2019
•   Philip Mozzy  2019
•   Robert Engle  2019
•   Frances Dorociak (Myers)  2019
•   Nancy Kristofik  2019
•   Kathleen Means (Soules)  2019
•   Geno Trinciante  2019
•   Joetta Nealer (Hoffmeier)  2017
•   James Kourkoulis  2018
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WHERE ARE THEY NOW


WHERE WE LIVE


Who lives where - click links below to find out.

1 lives in Alabama
2 live in Arizona
1 lives in Arkansas
7 live in California
1 lives in Colorado
2 live in Connecticut
24 live in Florida
4 live in Georgia
2 live in Illinois
3 live in Indiana
1 lives in Kansas
1 lives in Louisiana
9 live in Maryland
4 live in Massachusetts
3 live in Michigan
2 live in Minnesota
1 lives in Mississippi
4 live in New Hampshire
3 live in New Jersey
5 live in New York
3 live in North Carolina
15 live in Ohio
1 lives in Oklahoma
153 live in Pennsylvania
1 lives in Rhode Island
5 live in South Carolina
4 live in Tennessee
7 live in Texas
1 lives in Utah
11 live in Virginia
1 lives in Washington
2 live in West Virginia
1 location unknown
107 are deceased

UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS



•   Angela Redding (Reiter Hill)  7/30
•   Louise Hince  8/4
•   Anita Stillson (Baldassaro)  8/4
•   Robert Netoskie  8/5
•   Karen Rogers  8/5
•   Susan Vensel (Williams)  8/6
•   Phyllis Metro (Wenzel)  8/8
•   Joyce Reed (Myers)  8/14
•   Bud Fassett  8/17
•   John Gregg  8/17
•   Marsha Knull (Dasch)  8/21
•   Jackie Anderson (Donley)  8/24
•   Dennis Sobecki  8/26

MISSING CLASSMATES


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JOINED CLASSMATES


Percentage of Joined Classmates: 50.3%


A:   148   Joined
B:   146   Not Joined
(totals do not include deceased)

hello red raiders,

If you are looking at the site you will notice a major change.  NO ADS!!

Thanks to several of your classmates, the website will continue and is funded for the next ten years without ads!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Greetings all 63 classmates!!!  Just another quick reminder about our “Mini Reunion” on May29, 2021 qt the VFW in Lower Burrell starting at 6:30 PM (1830 for younz military types!).  It will be completely informal.  We will have our own space so there will be no mingling with a large crowd in the main bar area.  For those who still feel reluctant 2nd to Covid 19, to my knowledge everyone who is attending has had their “shots”, so exposure to the virus should not be a major concern.  If anyone wants to come who has not been vaccinated, please be considerate and wear a mask and we will have masks available for anyone who wants to wear one.  The safety of everyone is obviously important and we will do everything we can to insure it.  I hope to see YOU there!!!  All the best and go Stillers!!!  Wayne

Howdy all 63er’’s!  The time has come to get together!  Fortunately Covid seems to be waning and to my knowledge our class seems to have weathered the storm!  To that end, we are planning another “Mini Reunion” on Sat. Night, May 29 at the VFW in Lower Burrell, thanks to Fred Grau.  All invited, spouses, significant others, pets, kids, grand kids, and even great grands,, cause I am sure there are a few out  there (if they are over 21!!!).It will be totally informal.  Just a great time to meet and reminisce about our great class and the good times.  Food and drinks will be on your own, but we will try to have pizza and wings on hand.  Starting at 6:30 PM until...... we peter out, which for many of us is not 12 midnight anymore.  But probably around 10 o’clock or so.  Yvonne Pelino will be sending out an email blast to the addresses we have.  A reply/conformation/regrets etc. would be helpful in planning obviously.  My email is “wesdo77@aol.com, or Cell Phone is 817-689-8640.  Yvonne’s Cell is 561-307-4177, and her email is ypelino@gmail.com.  If your contact info has changed, please let one of us know!  WOW, I haven’t written this much since BC (before Covid).  I hope each of you is healthy and happy and look forward to meeting again!  Cheers, Wayne Schuricht

 

 

 

 

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Dennis J. Sobecki, 74, of Richmond, Va., originally of New Kensington, passed away Sunday, June 14, 2020, after a courageous battle with a short illness. He is survived by his high-school love and spouse of 53 years, Barbara; his daughter, Denise Hailey, son-in-law Shannon, and his adored granddaughter, Shaden. He is also survived by two siblings, Pamela Naviglia (Louis, and Matthew Sobecki (Kathy); his brother-in-law, Nick Lappa (Nancy); and numerous nieces and nephews. Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Jennie Sobecki, and his brother, Mark Sobecki (Lynne). Dennis was a proud veteran of the Army. He also spent a decade as assistant fire chief in New Kensington before relocating to Richmond, Va. Dennis was a friend to everyone he met, a true jokester who kept everyone around him laughing. Dennis will forever be remembered as a loving and devoted husband and father; a fun-loving grandfather; and a generous, kind-hearted man who truly lived his life putting family before all else. Services to be held at a later date. Donations may be made in Dennis' memory to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation.

HELLO CLASS OF 1963 FRIENDS! HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!
I hope you and your families are surviving and thriving through these crazy unprecedented times. I'm sure 2020 was a blur for most of us. Although I take the necessary precautions, I have not allowed the pandemic to keep me locked inside. I still took frequent trips to Pittsburgh last year to visit family and friends. I left Cleveland November 28th (by myself) and traveled to Greenville, NC, Jacksonville, St. Augustine, West Palm Beach, Hollywood Hard Rock Guitar Hotel, Naples and Fort Myers and had a great time visiting and staying with friends on the way. My goal is to retire this year or next (I still work for a publishing company selling advertising for a Senior Magazine...Northeast Ohio Boomer and Beyond) and hope to permanently move to Florida. Would love to know what other adventures classmates have taken in the past year or so. Who has gotten the vaccine? I"m waiting for my 2nd shot next week. It will get better and we will be back to some semblance of normalcy.

I would still like to pull together a "class reunion" via ZOOM in the next few months. I couldn't remember who offered us to use their ZOOM account to do this. Please contact me and let's see if we can work it out. If you are interested in participating, please let me know on this site,or write me at my personal email ypelino@gmail.com. If you don't think we have your current contact information, please also send that to me so I can alter it on my spreadsheet from 2019. Thanks and keep the faith! Blessings to all in 2021.

Yvonne M. Pelino
ypelino@gmail.com
561 307 4177

Karen Hare Hill  Unfortunately we lost another classmate on March 29, 2021

Karen N. Hill LOWER BURRELL Karen N. Hill, 75, of Lower Burrell, went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 29, 2021, as her family surrounded her. She was born in New Kensington, to the late Frederick T. and Mary (Moxon) Hare. She was the beloved wife of Samuel Hill for 57 loving years; mother of Frederick S. (Jill) Hill and Matthew F. (Kristine) Hill; grandmother of Megan (David) Sadecky, Madison, Logan and Mitchell Hill; and sister of Jean E. Mathabel and the late Janet E. Black, Kenneth E. Hare and Thomas G. Hare. She is survived by many nieces and nephews. Karen was a lay speaker for many of the Methodist churches in the area. She led the church prayer group at Bethel United Methodist and was a youth coordinator for First United Methodist Church in New Kensington. Karen was an avid reader of the Bible and devoted to providing for her loving family. Family and friends welcome from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at RJ SLATER IV FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICE, 1000 Freeport Road, New Kensington. 724-335-0100. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, followed by interment at Greenwood Memorial Park. Online condolences can be made at rjslater.com.

Just returned from vacation to the sad news about Bobby Engle. As Russ so eloquently put it, Bob was a saint in every respect, especially for putting up with Miss B's abuse. However, I can remember her speaking of him with great admiration for his talent. In the end, I think all of us choir members came to respect and cherish both of them. Bob was the epitome of professionalism, kindness and patience that the world continues to need, more than ever. It's obvious he cherished his high school days and friendships. I know he'll continue to make great music now for the angels.

Jeff Stayer

I attended Third Ward School on Victoria Avenue when Eddie Saliba was a volunteer firefighter. The fire station was directly across the street from the school and when we would hear the fire siren, we would look out the windows and there went Eddie, running toward the station. He and his brother had Saliba's store on the corner and it was always a delight to shop there for snacks. A Great memory for all of us from Third Ward School. Eddie stayed with the New Kensington Fire Department and passed away as a Chief. If you are interested, this is the link to his tribute ceremony in New Kensington.
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/new-kensington-fire-chief-ed-saliba-laid-to-rest/?fbclid=IwAR3MKwQg-Yu_SSTc-Nl3CTp0Eq3oYl3YFH3fcyjZSYK4htFi9hIY_OdihBU

I have some proud news... My daughter Erin has published her first book! For years, she’s been ghostwriting leadership and personal growth books.  

In true Erin style, it’s called, “Don’t Tell Me to Calm Down: Face Your Power & Find Your Peace.”

Here’s a link to the paperback version on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/…/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_cT-nCbGM58VV4

Kindle version can be found on Amazon, too.

 

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This is important:  please check your information for any changes you may have.  Please edit your information, especially if you have an update to your email address!! 

If you have changes to any personal information (address, email, phone), you can make those changes on your profile page.  Just click on your name and follow the prompts.  If you are having difficulty, please contact me at darlenesprowls@gmail.com.  Remember that only the people on the site have access to this information.  Your information is not shared with anyone else.

Also, thank you to those who have sent inforrmation about our classmates.  It takes all of us to keep this information current!

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