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Classmate Profiles
Classmate Profiles 

Volumn 2: More Classmate Profiles

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Kit Villani

What kind of car did you drive in 1975?

Turquoise Datsun B210

Who was your favorite singer/group?
Rolling Stones, but do I really have to choose?

What was your favorite song?
"Wild Horses" --One of many favorites.

What brand of jeans did you wear?
Levis.

On whom did you have a crush?
Hmm...Frank Piscopo- friends since we were seven years old!

Who were your best buds and where was your favorite hangout?
Kathie Schaefer, Elisa Lisanti, Barbara Davis, Jane Buckley, Kathy Kelly, and Sandy Kazala in addition to my neighborhood buds who were like family... Frank Piscopo and Gradie Stone.

Where did you work?
Ascot Canine Motel.

Where do you live now?
Norwood N.J

What's your favorite quote?
"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." -- Abraham lincoln.

Who was your favorite high school teacher or class and why?
Mr. Linton- Biology... He helped me develop my love of science and was a big influence in my deciding to study Biology and Animal Science.

What have you learned in the 40 years since we were graduated that you wish you knew in high school?
Take chances, don't always do what is expected...because that opportunity you might have will be gone if you don't jump on it.

Of all your high school memories, which one stands out above the rest and why?
Being in Flash Flags and Color Guard.. Oh what laughs we had!

Give a brief synopsis of the last 40 years.

Following graduation, I went to Jacksonville University for a year. I met my husband Caesar the following summer and didn’t go back. I received an AAS in Animal Science from Camden County College and began my career working with animals both in an animal hospital and for American Cyanamid. During this time, I got married, had two terrific kids (daughter-Chante, son-Mark) and was fortunate enough to stay home with them. I returned to work in 1999 and have worked for Norwood Public School since. I switched jobs just this summer and I am now working with autistic students. I keep busy with my small jewelry business and I surround myself with family, friends and of course animals.

If you could go back to high school, is there anything you would do differently?
I would have gotten more involved in the clubs and activities offered, and maybe stepped out of my close circle of friends and branched out a bit more.

Glenn Lutjens

What kind of car did you drive in 1975?
Ford Fairlane.

Who was your favorite singer/group?
Elton John.

What was your favorite song?
"I've Seen that Movie Too"

What brand of jeans did you wear?
Mostly Wranglers.

Where did you work?
S. Diehm Company (an architectural woodworking shop)

Where do you live now?
Colorado Springs, Colorado.

What's your favorite quote?
"Our hearts are restless until they rest in You." -St. Augustine

Who was your favorite high school teacher or class and why?
It's got to be a tie. Ms. Hering for sparking my interest in psychology in her "Psychology in Literature" class. And Mr. Hageman for his teaching and heart in music and drama during my senior year.

What have you learned in the 40 years since we were graduated that you wish you knew in high school?
I'm still learning it, but play to an audience of One.

Of all your high school memories, which one stands out above the rest and why?
The play, "Enter Laughing," and musical, "The Music Man" in my senior year.

Give a brief synopsis of the last 40 years.  
I graduated from Wheaton College and received a masters degree from Rosemead School of Psychology (California). I started a counseling center at Pascack Bible Church, taught psychology at Nyack College (NY), and married Elizabeth Lanting. In 1995, we moved to Colorado to work with Focus on the Family. I also am a marriage and family therapist. We have three kids, have been foster care providers, and are pretty connected to our church. I still bleed Dodger blue, root for the Silver and Black, and hope the Lakers get their act together soon. Skiing the Colorado mountains happens, but not often enough.

If you could go back to high school, is there anything you would do differently?
I would spend more time developing friendships.

 

Glenn Lutjens and family (l.to r): Our family picture has our daughter, daughter Ricki, Glenn with wife Elizabeth; sons, Chad and Ryker.

 Paul Stuckey

What kind of car did you drive in 1975?
74 Dodge Challenger

Who was your favorite singer/group?
Doobie Brothers.

What was your favorite song?
Sweet Maxine.

What brand of jeans did you wear?
Ones that no longer fit  -- 34 W 34L.

On whom did you have a crush?
Mrs. Somerville.

Who were your best buds and where was your favorite hangout?
The River Vale A&P parking lot after work.

Where did you work?
The River Vale A&P.

Where do you live now?
Goodview, Va., near Smith Mountain Lake.

What's your favorite quote?
"I never wanted to do this in the first place"  -- Eric Idle

Who was your favorite high school teacher or class and why?
Business Math with Mr. Schwinge and English with Mrs. Bennington.

What have you learned in the 40 years since we were graduated that you wish you knew in high school?
I certainly wish I applied myself more and stayed involved in sports and activities.

Of all your high school memories, which one stands out above the rest and why?
During graduation when my chair was stolen, and Steve Lundquist stood up, yelled and waved "Hi Mom."

Give a brief synopsis of the last 40 years.
After graduation, I went on to Bergen Community College and obtained a A.S. degree in Police Science. A few years later (1980) I was hired by the Hillsdale Police Department. It was there that I met my wife Laurie when I responded to a motor vehicle accident on Royal Park Terrace at 3:00 AM ( no, she was not driving). I worked as a police officer for 25 years before retiring in 2005 as sergeant.  Laurie and I have three children -- Shannon, Jamie and Kevin -- and a grandson, Wesley. After retirement, my family and I moved to Milford, Maine to retire on 25 acres of woods. This happened to be much more work than my body could handle after a few knee replacements and several other health issues. This past May we packed up the family AGAIN and moved to Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia to semi-retire once again.

If you could go back to high school, is there anything you would do differently?
YES.

Nancy Bonard

What kind of car did you drive in 1975?
None--didn't have a car

Who was your favorite singer/group?
Bob Dylan

What was your favorite song?
Couldn't name just one

What brand of jeans did you wear?
Lees

On whom did you have a crush?
I'd rather not say

Who were your best buds and where was your favorite hangout?
Janet Atsatt; Westwood

Where did you work?
L&H Green Stamps

Where do you live now?
North Haledon, N.J.

What's your favorite quote?
I have many, but today's is:
"Be the change you want to see."

Who was your favorite high school teacher or class and why?
Mr. Ganz and Mr. Goodyear--They made science fun and clearly enjoyed teaching and working with students.

What have you learned in the 40 years since we were graduated that you wish you knew in high school?
So many things to list, but mostly to just enjoy the moment.

Of all your high school memories, which one stands out above the rest and why?
Seeing that we are very small in terms of the universe, but very important for the impact we can have. I was very restless to get out into the world.

Give a brief synopsis of the last 40 years.

I am proud of my family--my husband, two sons, daughter-in-law, and grandson. They are all good and kind people, no small accomplishment! I am glad to be a nurse educator, and enjoy working with staff and especially my nursing students, to help grow the next generation of nurses. We are lucky to be able to travel, and have been to many wonderful places. When not doing any of the above, I can be found in my garden, or hiking on High Mountain, walking at the reservoir in Franklin Lakes, bicycling, reading, crocheting, watching the sun rise or set.

If you could go back to high school, is there anything you would do differently?
Be more involved in school activities

 Richard Cordova

What kind of car did you drive in 1975?
1957Chevy Belair

Who was your favorite singer/group?
Deep Purple

What was your favorite song?
Smoke on the water

What brand of jeans did you wear?
Lee's

On whom did you have a crush?
Maureen Miller

Who were your best buds and where was your favorite hangout?
The bridge boys of Hillsdale

Where did you work?
Tom's Pizza

Where do you live now?
Mesa, Arizona

What's your favorite quote?
"Rich or poor, it's nice to have money."

Who was your favorite high school teacher or class and why?
Jeff Jasper. He told me if I wanted to pass, never come back.

What have you learned in the 40 years since we were graduated that you wish you knew in high school?
If you really want a good life, keep everything simple and honest and things will fall into place .

Of all your high school memories, which one stands out above the rest and why?
Sitting in hallway in front auditorium at 7:30 in the morning, saying hello to all the girls and teachers, then never going to class.

Give a brief synopsis of the last 40 years.  

I've had the best life. I have three kids,  worked in the World Trade Center for 20 years and drove semi trucks over the road. I've seen every inch of America.

If you could go back to high school, is there anything you would do differently?
Yes -- play baseball instead of screwing off all the time. I was a good player.

 Barbara Serra Willet

What kind of car did you drive in 1975?

My stepfather's Ford Station Wagon, or Lincoln Continental

Who was your favorite singer/group?
Seals and Crofts

What was your favorite song?
Diamond Girl

Who were your best buds and where was your favorite hangout?
Debby Bucky, Julie Bateman, Mary Riley, Karen Kalfian, Edie Bachelor, Art Stone, Jordan DeFlora, John Murano, Gary DeSota;  Friday and Saturday night parties at various homes.

Where did you work?
Lewis Drug Store in Westwood and Gimbels in Paramus

Where do you live now?
Westminster, MD

What's your favorite quote?
Dare to Dream, to Hope, to Feel,
Dare to Believe, to Seek, to Find,
Dare to be YOURSELF !
From a poster in my room during high school years and still love it!

Who was your favorite high school teacher or class and why?
Band and Music with Mr. Peter D'Angelo, great times -- and I married a musician, and all three of our sons are musicians and travel the world with their music and ministry.
Chemistry and Physics with Mr. Richard Morra-fun times with friends, high grade curves and I think we learned some things!

What have you learned in the 40 years since we were graduated that you wish you knew in high school?
The people in your life mean more to you than you realize at the time. Some people are in your life just for a season, but impact you forever. Fond memories of many people and the times we shared, even if we haven't kept in touch. Thanks Debby Bucky Birrer for reconnecting a few years ago, it was great getting together in 2011 with you and many best buds.

Of all your high school memories, which one stands out above the rest and why?
Many, many nights driving around with Debby Bucky.
The graduation party at my house --, great time with many friends and Mr. D'Angelo and Mr. Stellingwerf providing live music.
Having many parties and going to concerts with friends from PVHS and Cresskill High School, my 9th grade high school. This resulted in several romances between the two schools. Plus Marching Band practices, games, parades and our trip to Washington, DC senior year.

Give a brief synopsis of the last 40 years.
I graduated Salisbury State College, MD, Dec 1978, Elementary/Special Education. I received a Masters degree from John Hopkins University. I married my love, Glen Willet from Westminster MD, October 1979 and built a log home there. I've been always actively involved with church and many music functions for my husband and our three sons. I loved teaching Special Education for 30 years, now retired.

Children are:
Jeremy (Kathleen), with three-year-old grandson and 21-month-old granddaughter. They live in Florida.
Justin (Nichole), with granddaughter expected end of August. They live in Maryland.
Jordan (Jillian) live in California.
I enjoy leisure travel to family and friends throughout the US. Since 2009 we’ve done mission trips to Ethiopia, Uganda and Ghana Africa, Haiti and Mexico.

If you could go back to high school, is there anything you would do differently?
Maybe focus more on my desire to teach and be involved in with special needs population sooner than college.

 Steven Hager

What kind of car did you drive in 1975?
1972 Plymouth Sebring Satellite

Who was your favorite singer/group?
The Allman Brothers Band

What was your favorite song?
Statesboro Blues

What brand of jeans did you wear?
Levi's

On whom did you have a crush?
Lesley Goddin

Who were your best buds and where was your favorite hangout?
David Speiser, Ed Berger, Paul Naperstack, Jane Shattuck , Lesley Goddin

Where did you work?
Raked leaves and shoveled snow - lol

Where do you live now?
Boynton Beach , Florida

What's your favorite quote?
"Growing older but not up"

Who was your favorite high school teacher or class and why?
Oh lord - my Spanish teacher - but her name escapes me - Crickelair ?

What have you learned in the 40 years since we were graduated that you wish you knew in high school?
To enjoy every minute and not stress over the little stuff. Time was so fleeting and we all were in such a rush to get out of school. I wish I had taken more of it in.

Of all your high school memories, which one stands out above the rest and why?
Eating lunch with Lesley everyday in the cafeteria, talking music and just stuff. Dave Speiser and I getting into all kinds of crap. We once launched a model rocket "wing" that went over the school and the football field and landed g-d knows where . TV commercial with Ed Gorham.

Give a brief synopsis of the last 40 years in 100 words.
I moved to Boca Raton, Florida after sophomore year and finished at Boca High. I went to U of Florida - Go Gators ! graduated with a BS in Journalism and Comm. I went to work in advertising and then ended up in the printing business. I have been there ever since. I am a printing broker and handle all types of work. I got married and divorced and had two great kids ( Morgan and Jodi) . I am now happily engaged again to Abby Gross who moved here last year. I travel quite a bit, scuba dive regularly and I'm a golf banana, too. And I have become a gym rat, working out 5 days a week.

If you could go back to high school, is there anything you would do differently?
Just told more people I loved them and appreciated them in my life.

Donna Lynne Reagan (Sledgianowski) and her youngest daughter Aprelle.

Donna Lynne Reagan (Sledgianowski)

What kind of car did you drive in 1975?
Ford Falcon that smoked

Who was your favorite singer/group?
Bruce, JT, Neil Young, Yes, Dead, Moody Blues

What was your favorite song?
Alice Cooper, "Schools out for the Summer"

What brand of jeans did you wear?
Lee , bleached jeans

Who were your best buds and where was your favorite hangout?
Fran, Lydia, Kerry , Peggy, Patty O. Cathie, Patty L. Lorraine, Laura....Friendly's

Where did you work?
Pascack Valley Hospital

Where do you live now?
Rockland County, NY

What's your favorite quote?
" I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life"

Who was your favorite high school teacher or class and why?
Rhys Williams, Earth Science. He was a really sweet person; sang to me on a class trip.

What have you learned in the 40 years since we were graduated that you wish you knew in high school?
High school does not define you.

Of all your high school memories, which one stands out above the rest and why?
Fran and I were cutting school, as we were escaping, ran into, Mr. Sullivan. We both looked down , neither of us had shoes on, we giggled and ran.

Give a brief synopsis of the last 40 years in 100 words.

I have been a Registered Nurse for 38 years, and working in a local Mother-Baby Unit. I hold a newborn baby in my arms almost every day -- what could be better than that? God blessed me with three of the smartest and loveliest daughters anyone could hope for. I have a wonderful man in my life, we enjoy watching the Yankees win, traveling, concerts and Broadway plays. I am one of nine children. My parents are gone now, but I am close to all my brothers and sisters and love them dearly.

If you could go back to high school, is there anything you would do differently?
I would have paid more attention in Spanish and actually learned how to speak it. That would have served me well.

Allison Moorehead

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What kind of car did you drive in 1975?
Mom & Dad's Cadillac

Who was your favorite singer/group?
Carly Simon, Crosby, Stills, 

What was your favorite song? Anything of Carly Simons 

What brand of jeans did you wear? Levis

Whom did you have a crush on? Steve Gilb - upper classman

Where did you work? Friendly's

Where do you live now? Scottsdale, AZ

What's your favorite quote? He said, "There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live." Dalai Lama

Who was your favorite high school teacher or class and why? Jeff Jasper - taught from the heart - not only from a text book

What have you learned in the 40 years since we were graduated that you wish you knew in high school? Grab hold of as many opportunities offered...Take a leap..jump in!

Of all your high school memories, which one stands out above the rest and why? Ski Club - Thursdays

Give a brief synopsis of the last 40 years in 100 words or fewer.  Post-graduation, significant relocations, family, children, pets, accomplishments, passions and hobbies. Followed M & D out to Tucson AZ in 77. Attended U of A- Graphic Design. Married twice. I've been in a 15 yr loving relationship with a wonderful man. No more marriage! Too independent. Adopted a little girl from China in 99- She's my love, my life, my BFF. She's 16 now and keeping me young. Have been a Travel Agent for 38 years. I have traveled the world. Moved to Scottsdale, AZ in 03. Love AZ but I don't want to die in the desert! The East Coast is calling me back! 

If you could go back to high school, is there anything you would do differently?  Be present - do more - get involved. Create more memories

Kerry Fay Craffey and husband Jim Craffey in Hawaii

 Kerry Fay Craffey

What kind of car did you drive in 1975?

Mom's 1974 Plymouth Duster

Who was your favorite singer/group?
Doors, The Who ,Led Zeppelin ,Beatles ,Carole King-I've seen them all.

What was your favorite song?
Going to California, Uncle John's Band, In My Life, and Beautiful.

What brand of jeans did you wear?
Lee

On whom did you have a crush?
Not going to say, I am sure he won't be there.

Who were your best buds and where was your favorite hangout?
Peggie, Michelle Stasko, Pat Schank, Donna S. and Cathie M.

Where did you work?
Liberty Travel in River Edge / Woodcliff Manor Nursing Home

Where do you live now?
Allendale, N.J.

What's your favorite quote?
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths that we take, but by the
moments that take our breath away."

Who was your favorite high school teacher or class and why?
I really liked Mr. Hoffman because he treated all of the students with respect. Math was certainly not my strongest subject and he was so patient teaching Algebra. I also enjoyed Miss Wall. You never knew what to expect  out of her class. She thought way "outside the box" before it was in fashion.
She was way before her time. I also admired her honesty and her crazy sense of humor.

What have you learned in the 40 years since we were graduated that you wish you knew in high school?
You can't believe everything you hear. For sure.

Of all your high school memories, which one stands out above the rest and why?
When Bob Mignone (class of '74) streaked across Piermont Ave., one morning . Pretty darn funny!

Give a brief synopsis of the last 40 years.  

I attended Wilma Boyd Travel School in Pittsburgh, Pa. Then I spent the next 25 years working in the travel industry. I married Jim Craffey(class of '76) and we have four terrific adult children. We enjoy watching our five grandchildren's sports and activities, and just chilling with the family.
We purchased our retirement home a few years ago, its where we have been vacationing since the mid-eighties -- Sanibel Island in Florida. It's our little tropical paradise. I play tennis. He plays golf. It makes for a happy marriage. All in all, life's been good to me so far.

If you could go back to high school, is there anything you would do differently?
I would probably not cut so many classes and would certainly apply myself more. I can't believe some of the things that we got away with.

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Stephanie (Serra) Dalley

What kind of car did you drive in 1975?

Volkswagen bug.

Who was your favorite singer/group?
Bruce Springsteen.

What brand of jeans did you wear?
Lees.

On whom did you have a crush?
Jamie Stern

Who were your best buds and where was your favorite hangout?
Mary Shoop - her house

Where did you work?
Friendly's Ice cream

Where do you live now?
Sonoma County, California

What have you learned in the 40 years since we were graduated that you wish you knew in high school?
It doesn't really matter what other people think of me.

Of all your high school memories, which one stands out above the rest and why?
Riding around with Jamie Stern and Joe Lilly.

Give a brief synopsis of the last 40 years.
After I graduated PVHS, I worked for myself selling vintage clothing in Manhattan.  I loved living and working in the city. I moved to Key West for a few years and loved living in the tropics, and finally after returning to Jersey/NY, having my two children and a few too many bumps in the road, we moved to California, and I got clean and sober.

I have had an amazing life since that time. About 12 years ago met my husband  -- an intense, way too serious kind of guy who I did not like at all. But he grew on me and a little more than a year later we were married. It was the most loving relationship I had ever experienced in my life, profound. John was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer four years ago and given nine months to live, to which he said "I am not leaving my wife." He passed away four years later just last month on August 13, 2015. I had hesitated to fill out this profile as I had a sense that things were going to change soon, and so they have.

I am fortunate to have lived the past 16 years of my life with the "spiritual principles of the 12 steps of recovery." They have I believe made me better prepared for this loss, and I am looking forward to this visit.

If you could go back to high school, is there anything you would do differently?
No.

Paul Jackson

What kind of car did you drive in 1975?
65 Ford Falcon with a 289 V8 dropped in it.

Who was your favorite singer/group?
The Who.

What was your favorite song?
Behind Blue Eyes.

What brand of jeans did you wear?
Levis.

On whom did you have a crush?
I did not date anyone from our school.

Who were your best buds and where was your favorite hangout?
Robert Marchak, Kevin Kerr;  anywhere there was a party.

Where did you work?
Channel Lumber.

Where do you live now?
Onyx, Calif.

What's your favorite quote?
"It is what it is."

Who was your favorite high school teacher or class and why?
Barbara Glotzer; she looked hot in her tight polyester pants.

What have you learned in the 40 years since we were graduated that you wish you knew in high school?
Just about everything.

Of all your high school memories, which one stands out above the rest and why?
Graduation, I just wanted out, so I could start my walkabout. ( It's an Australian thing).

Give a brief synopsis of the last 40 years.
I moved to Florida for a few years then onto California. I met my wife and found happiness. I took her to Australia to meet my mother's family. I have three step kids and also three wonderful grandchildren. I currently live with my wife of 25 years , three dogs and my Harley. I hunt, fly fish and love to ride with the wind in my face as often as possible!

If you could go back to high school, is there anything you would do differently?
Don't believe in going back, my life is what it is. I am where I am from the road I travelled.

 Jill (Seiden) Anolik

What kind of car did you drive in 1975?
Mom's Pontiac

Who was your favorite singer/group?
Carol King, Jim Croce, James Taylor, Cats Steven

What brand of jeans did you wear?
Levis

Who were your best buds and where was your favorite hangout?
"The Group" - Jill Seiden, Diane Roncin, Marla Kravatz, Ed Berger, Bob Zorowitz. Freda Rakowski, Jim McGovern

Where did you work?
Candy Mountain Day Camp, Summer Counselor

Where do you live now?
Israel

What's your favorite quote?
If it doesn't kill you, it will make you stronger.

Who was your favorite high school teacher or class and why?
Mrs.Wall - She was different and I remember her so that makes it worthwhile to mention her, and of course Mr. Graziano,  the art teacher.

What have you learned in the 40 years since we were graduated that you wish you knew in high school?
What a great bunch of people I went to high school with!

Of all your high school memories, which one stands out above the rest and why?
Senior Cut Day

Give a brief synopsis of the last 40 years.
It is hard to believe it has been 40 years, but here is my story. I graduated in 1978 from Emory University in Atlanta, majoring in art history, and then worked at the Newark Museum for a few years. I married in 1980 and moved to Israel in 1982. I completed a Masters in Management from Boston University program at BeerSheva University in 1989. I have been lucky to be part of the Hi-Tech and Start-up Scene in Israel. I have worked for Israeli start-ups as well for a few large American companies where I feel most comfortable, such as 3Com, Sun Microsystems, and currently Oracle in Software Sales. I have also done a lot of business travel to many places, meeting many interesting people and learning about different companies and their products.
I always try to get back to N.J. when I can to see my mom, siblings and friends, but I prefer not to come in the winter months as I don't like cold weather or snow.

On a personal level, I am married over 35 years and we have 4 children (2 boys, 2 girls). The oldest is married and lives and works in NYC. The other three are still living at home studying and working.

If you could go back to high school, is there anything you would do differently?
Get to know my classmates, make more noise and have more fun.

 Debbra Bassant Edwards

What kind of car did you drive in 1975?
1962 Plymouth Belvedere

Who was your favorite singer/group?
The Beatles

What was your favorite song?
Let It Be

On whom did you have a crush?
Billy Engel

Who were your best buds and where was your favorite hangout?
Mindy Cooper, Dottie Straut; at Mindy's house

Where did you work?
Didn't

Where do you live now?
Norwood, Missouri

Who was your favorite high school teacher or class and why?
Mr. Hageman -- I loved music

If you could go back to high school, is there anything you would do differently?
No

Francine (Lisanti) Sledgianowski

What kind of car did you drive in 1975?
My big sister's 1968 green Buick Skylark

Who was your favorite singer/group?
"Yes" was a favorite. Went to my first concert with Donna Sledgianowski at Madison Square Garden - saw The Allman Brothers Band.

What was your favorite song?
I liked most all Classic Rock, but didn't have a favorite single song.

What brand of jeans did you wear?
Levi's jeans. I remember wearing bell bottom blue jeans, cords, and loved my "purple elephant bells"- brushed cotton jeans.

On whom did you have a crush?
That shall remain a silly silent memory.

Who were your best buds and where was your favorite hangout?
Patti Martin and I were best buds in freshman year. We were the greatest "wall-flowers" at the St. Joe's dances. Friendly's Ice Cream Store was a favorite hang out. Donna Sledgianowski Reagan and I remain best friends and family presently.

Where did you work?
Alexander's Fashion Shoe Department, Paramus, N.J.

Where do you live now?
Orange County, N.Y. "The Beautiful Hudson Valley."

What's your favorite quote?
I don't remember ever having a favorite quote.

Who was your favorite high school teacher or class and why?
Favorite Teacher - Mr. Jeff Jasper! Our class teacher. He was personable, gentle, funny, and always smiling! He spoke to you, not at you. He told our class a story of when he rode his first horse. He said he climbed up into the saddle, sat tall, lit up a Marlboro cigarette just like the cowboy in the TV commercial...and as he took his first puff- he leaned back into the saddle and fell off the horse backwards. He laughed so hard.

What have you learned in the 40 years since we were graduated that you wish you knew in high school?
Wisdom of the ages. Hmmm....Learn from experiences, always think positive, and move forward.

Of all your high school memories, which one stands out above the rest and why?
Of course ......The infamous- Frank Sullivan "Take a Walk on the Wild Side" episode!
Donna Sledgianowski and I  cut school one lovely sunny, warm day, and were having a great time.
We were very nearby PVHS and decided to go into the high school for something.
As we entered barefoot through the front doorway, we were met by Frank Sullivan who was standing in the entrance hall.  He looked down at us and said, "Girls, where are your shoes?"
We ran out of the school laughing.  He never knew we were on the absentee list.

Give a brief synopsis of the last 40 years in 100 words.
I worked after graduation and went back to school in 1977 at Bergen Community College, Paramus, N.J.
I married in 1981 and had three children- Andrew, Laurie, Lisa.
I went back to school in 2000: Marymount College, Tarrytown, N.Y.
I'm presently working for a school district, Westchester County and the United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.
I love to play tennis at West Point with Donna Sledgianowski Reagan and friends and I love to cycle.
I have two kitty cats.

If you could go back to high school, is there anything you would do differently?
Nothing at all.

Barbara Jean (Wilkins) Williams and husband Dave

Barbara Jean Wilkins Reames Williams

What kind of car did you drive in 1975?
1968 Rambler Rebel station wagon

Who was your favorite singer/group?
Didn't really have a favorite; just liked all music no matter what.

What was your favorite song?
I liked a large variety of music back then.

What brand of jeans did you wear?
Any brand that looked good and fit right.

Whom did you have a crush on?
Alan Pelligrini, all 4 yrs.

Who were your best buds and where was your favorite hangout?
Marla Kravatz; The Valley Grenadiers Drum and Bugle Corps practice sessions. Also Montvale Roller rink.

Where did you work?
Valley Fair Discount Center and the Red Coach Diner

Where do you live now?
Dayton,Ohio

What's your favorite quote?
My life was full of " What goes around, comes around!" " Treat and love your fellow person (to be politically correct) as you would want to be treated and loved."

Who was your favorite high school teacher or class and why?
Mr. D'Angelo, music teacher. I was planning on minoring in music with my studies of foreign languages as a major.

What have you learned in the 40 years since we were graduated that you wish you knew in high school?
To be a lot more street-smart and to always love myself and who I am. Also to not care what other people think about me, and live life to the fullest every day without regrets.

Of all your high school memories, which one stands out above the rest and why?
My trip to France the summer of '75 with the French Club and always being able to play in the pit orchestras for the musical productions. I was the only oboe player in the band ( I think ). Both experiences were the best I can remember back then.

Give a brief synopsis of the last 40 years.  
1975,fall: I went to college in Michigan for a couple of years. I went in the Air Force 1977-1981, and met my first husband; got married and had three great kids. I stayed married 19 and a half years.

I divorced, moved to Xenia ,Ohio and then to Dayton. I stayed divorced for 20 years and worked my butt off to keep the kids happy and healthy as much as I could. I met my new husband Oct. 27,2001. I have been with him since and just agreed to finally marry him June 7,2014. I didn't really want to give up the independence I found over the years, but I didn't want to leave this world without someone who I love and respect. We are motorcycle enthusiasts and ride all the time.(Guess none of you could picture me as a Motorcycle Momma) Leathers On!!

I've been married a year and a half now and I am the happiest and healthiest I've been in years. I'm hoping to make it to be a century years old. I hope and pray I make it that far. My man and I have 13 grandkids together and some five or six more we've sort of adopted as grandkids through our very good and close friends. Papaw and Mamaw Harley is what the grandkids call us.

We are living life to the fullest now and every day when we wake up, life is too short to pass by. We are hoping to start traveling the U.S. to places we've never been on our 2013 Touring Tri-Glide in a couple of years. Here we come open road!! That's my story up until now and more to come, so we can keep making memories.

If you could go back to high school, is there anything you would do differently?
Not really,everything happened for a reason to mold me to become the person I am today.

Sharon Taylor Canale

What kind of car did you drive in 1975?
Didn't have one

Who was your favorite singer/group?
Beach Boys

What was your favorite song?
Just the Way You Are by Billy Joel

What brand of jeans did you wear?
Wrangler

Who were your best buds and where was your favorite hangout?
Andrea Schanzenbach & Janet Grapengeter

Where do you live now?
Fairfield, CT

What's your favorite quote?
Live Love Laugh

Who was your favorite high school teacher or class and why?
Mr. Petersen. Great math teacher with the best quotes!

What have you learned in the 40 years since we were graduated that you wish you knew in high school?
It's ok to take days off!

Of all your high school memories, which one stands out above the rest and why?
Sorry. Too many to choose from.

Give a brief synopsis of the last 40 years.
I went to Rutgers for four years, then graduated and started working for GE where I met my husband. I moved to Connecticut. We married in 1981, had our son in 1983 and our daughter in 1985. I worked from home for GE when the kids were little. In 1996, I left GE to work at a nonprofit, and retired from there in 2013. We became grandparents in 2012 and again in 2014. We celebrated our 34-year anniversary while walking the Camino de Santiago in April this year!

If you could go back to high school, is there anything you would do differently?
I would have more fun.

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