Linda Klein (Hirvonen)
September 06, 1943 Lansing NY NYS Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker warrenhomes.com Committed Relationship 2 Belle Sherman Boynton Boynton After graduating from Ithaca High School I attended Ohio University for 2 years and then the University of Buffalo for 2 years where I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and a Teaching Certificate.
Feeling the need to have an adventure, I went to San Francisco after graduation where I had an apartment on California St. and worked in an insurance agency on the same street. It was great fun but upstate New York and a fellow I met in Buffalo called me back and I returned home in the Fall and was married that November.
My husband had enlisted in the Army and we lived in San Antonio, Texas for a year before he was posted to Viet Nam. I returned to Ithaca and when he returned we decided to settle in Ithaca and I have been here ever since.
Two beautiful daughters followed and I loved every minute with them. I was lucky enough to stay home with them until they were 5 and 7 and then I went to work in my husband's dental office as the office manager. Life was busy with all the girl's activities and before I knew it, it was time for college and I needed to get another job. I decided to go into real estate and I've been fortunate enough to weather all the ups and downs of the market for the last 23 years. I'm in my office every day and probably will be selling real estate until they kick me out of the office.
My husband passed away in 1996, my girls married and presented me with 3 incredibly beautiful grandchildren (although they live much too far away - CA and Australia) and life is good. I've traveled to many foreign countries, I've seen many of the things I dreamed about when I was in Mrs. Ernstein's French classes and much more. There are still places I'd like to go, things I'd like to do, but for the moment I'm content in the place I'm in.
November 09, 1943 Trumansburg NY retired carpenter toivo.honkingduck.com Married 3 West Hill Boynton IHS After high school played trumpet in Navy bands for three years. Went to college for five years on GI Bill – BA in liberal arts from Oswego State, MS in Education from Cortland State. Married in ’68, had 3 kids, divorced 6 years later. Taught fourth and fifth grades for 4 years, but quit to become self-employed carpenter, which I’ve been doing for the last 35 years. Remarried 9 years ago. Built my house near Trumansburg, and am happily settled down with family and grandchildren nearby. I’ve always been involved with music, even though I quit trumpet after college. I’ve been playing button accordion and writing tunes for many years, and play around Ithaca with Toivo, my six piece, Tex-Mex, Cajun, Finnish band. Check out our website at toivo.honkingduck.com. I’ve got my firewood all cut, so I’m looking forward to a long winter when I can hunker down and dig into my latest musical fascination, blues and boogie piano. Some other members of our class expressed an interest in a jam at our reunion, so if any of you have any thoughts about that, send me an email at email@example.com.
December 14, 1943 Landisville PA Sales & Marketing; retired Married 3 After Cornell (BS and MEng) and Univ of Illinois (PhD), I spent 37 years with Ford and other large companies, first in engineering and eventually in sales & marketing. The first 20 years were in Detroit, and the last 17 in S.E. PA.I now work part-time for a local United Way non-profit agency. Kathy, my wife of 42 years, and I enjoy our five grandchildren (4 in San Francisco and 1 in Washington, DC). Looking forward to the reunion and hearing messages from the past.
Judith Lampman (Lankau)
April 17, 1943 Stuart FL Retired Married 3 Fall Creek Boynton IHS Moved after HS to Nyack, NY and worked as a legal secretary until 1974. Then picked up family and went to Penn State so Paul could do master's degree on his sabbatical. Decided to go to college! Had 30 credits from CLEP exams towards 144 needed for a degree. The kids and I stayed at Penn State two years. PSU had trimesters, so took overloads each term and during summer session, while working 20 hours a week as a paralegal. At the end of two years, I needed 6 credits to graduate...so did them by correspondence after returning to Nyack. Worked out great...helped forge a career instead of a job. Had lots of fun raising three children; having a career after PSU graduation for 22 years as a director of customer service for Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc.(now owned by ConEdison of NY); enjoying seven wonderful grandchildren; retiring at an early age to travel, lie on the beaches of Sag Harbor, read, go fishing with my husband, and just enjoy all that life has to offer. It's been a blast! And newest information...moved from Sag Harbor, NY to Stuart, Florida in June 2014! Love it..pool in the backyard, sun and flowers all year long. What could be bad about that? Looking forward to exploring our new state this year (2015). Tough year so far for us. My husband, Paul, had a traumatic brain injury from a fall on February 3rd. In various hospitals from February 3rd until April 22nd. Then came inpatient rehab. Paul came home on September 7th, 2015 and has been making remarkable progress with in home PT/OT. Has now "graduated" to out patient PT at the rehab facility he was in previously. Mentally, he has come back 100%. Still working on the physical part, but we have high hopes for a almost 100% recovery, which no one even dreamed of on February 3rd. Prayers and support of friends, family, FB friends from IHS, have helped us through! We are truly blessed.
I am so excited about our 50th reunion.� It will be fun to see everyone again!
Patricia Leonard (Hoard)
September 29, 1943 Warwick NY retired Married 1 Belle Sherman Boynton Boynton I graduated with a BBA from Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas. I Married Laurence (Larry) Hoard in 1965. We moved to Iowa, Maryland, New York, Michigan, Wisconsin, and now Warwick, New York. We have one child, Laura (Bachelors, Masters, and PhD from University of Maryland, College Park), who is married to Matthew Welsh. We have one grandson, Everett. I am enjoying retirement and our two cats at home.
January 12, 1943 clio MI retired elementary principal Married 2 Henry St John's Boyton Boyton graduated Wisconsin State U @ Superior
master's from Central Mich U
successful college wrestler (all American)Inducted into the Wrestling Hall of Fame at Wisc. State U
have taught elementary, middle, and high schools
was a high school athletic director
supervisor of transportation for a large school district
coached football, track , and wrestling
still working with high school wrestling teams as a clinician
still officiating high school and collegiate wrestling
was active as an international official traveling to Germany, France, Amsterdam, Australia, and New Zea-land
still enjoy traveling especially to Italy and Mexico
enjoy spending time with our 3 grandchildren
JOYCE LOOMIS (LOOMIS-JOYCE)
Waterville NY TIRED AND RETIRED Married 4 DANBY ITHACA JUNIOR HIGH BOYNTON Joyce passed away on January 4, 2014. Her obituary is accessible on the Classmates Passed On web page. HAVING BABY'S
WORKED AT NCR
WORKED AT LABLAW'S GROCERY STORE WHEN IT WAS AROUND EARLY 60'S
LIVED IN VIRGINIA FOR A FEW MONTHS
CAME HOME AND ON WAY HOME WAS HIT BY A DRUNK JULY 4 1962 WAS WITH CHILD.
STAY AT HOME FOR YEARS TILL I WENT TO WORK AT NCR. BETWEEN TIMES CHANGED HUSBANDS
THEN MOVED TO FL. WITH YOUNGEST, DID SOME ODD JOBS, HURT BACK AT ONE. WENT TO WORK AT AN ELECTRONIC FACTORY. ALSO WORKED AT A DELI. THEN WORKED A PIERCING PAGODA AND A CEMETRY. THEN MOVED TO ILL THOUGHT WE WOULD BE CLOSE TO SON , BRIAN, THEY WERE THREE HOURS AWAY. WENT TO BE WITH A FRIEND, I THOUGHT, THAT WAS GOING THROUGH SOME TROUBLESOME TIMES. LIVED IN A VERY SMALL VILLAGE. ENJOYED IT. THEN DEBRA, MY ELDEST AND MY MOTHER, WHO BY THE WAY IS STILL LIVING IN FL., DECIDED THAT MY HEALTH WAS GETTING TO BAD AND THAT I NEEDED TO MOVE BACK HERE TO N.Y. AND DEB GOT US PAUL AND I HOOKED UP WITH THE OLD HIGH SCHOOL HERE IN WATERVILLE. I DRIVE AROUND IN A SCOTTER AND ENJOY THIS TOWN. THE FIRST YEAR BACK I SPENT MORE TIME IN THE HOSPITAL THEN I DID HOME.
ONE GIRL AND THREE BOYS
Joyce passed away on January 14, 2014. To read her obituary, click here.
Beverly Love (Gaines)
June 30, 1943 Rochester NY Retired Divorced 2 Central School Boynton Junior High IHS This is my life so far…
After high school, while the world was changing, assassination of John and Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King, the Vietnam War and the dawning of the Age of Aquarius; I led a fairly predictable life, what with being a wife, mother of 2 daughters and a secretary in the Ag School. Then my life began to catch up with the world, I became a divorced mother of 2, working part time and going to college full time at Cornell.
In 1977, with degree, in hand the girls and I headed to Rochester, NY for fame and fortune. We didn’t find either one but we did make a wonderful life for ourselves. Soon after moving to Rochester and starting my career in manufacturing, I was diagnosed with Lupus. At the time very little was known about the disease except that it was a death sentence. I decided that I wasn’t going to let this disease define me. When the lupus would knock me down, I would get right back up! I eventually found my niche working with non-profits, and after 11 years I retired from the American Diabetes Association as Area Director in 2005. Over the course of time, both my daughters became graduates of Rochester Institute of Technology and are currently employed.
I found that I adapted quite well to life as a retiree, I set out to check the items off my Bucket list: I was a high roller in Las Vegas, check, marveled at the magnificence of the Hoover Dam check, was humbled by the majesty of the Grand Canyon, check; luxuriated on a Caribbean cruise, check; witnessed the jubilation of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in person; check.
Life has a way of throwing you curveballs just to keep you on your toes. Our family has dealt with the lost of 7 beloved members of my family: 2 brothers-in-law, our 2 aunts, 1 uncle, and our beloved mother –IHS class of 1938, and brother Michael Love, the youngest member of the Love family- IHS class of 1972 (mother and Mike passed within 2 months of each other).
My Lupus was in remission and then made a comeback with a vengeance.
I ended up in a coma for a month. It wasn’t quite so easy to bounce back this time. I have spent the last 7 years recovering from the affects of Lupus and whatever caused the coma. Because of my illness, my daughters, Denise and Gina, moved home to take care of me. They are the best. My recovery involved seeing a team of doctors, going to the gym 4-5 days a week and gardening (vegetables & flowers). But if there’s one thing I know, things have a way of working out for the best.
At my suggested my cousin Connie “brains” IHS class of 1962, and I; started a family investment club called “Kitten Britches”. We have been able to pay for part of our trips to New York City.
In 2008, my daughters and I worked on the Obama’s “Get out the Vote Campaign” by travelling to Cleveland, OHIO and knocking on doors for 2 weekends.
My girls and I have adopted an inner city preschool class and are providing the children with book bags filled with school supplies that we have purchased through out the year. We have also given Halloween treats and Valentine Day cards for the children. We adopted a 4th grade inner city class where we provide snacks and school supplies for the children and teachers. Whenever needed, we volunteer our time in the classroom.
I look forward to coming to my 4th class reunion with my daughters, 2 of my sisters - IHS class ’60 & 63 and niece – IHS class 1984. See you at the 50th reunion!!!
January 12, 1942 Topaham ME Director of Retired activities NAS Brunswick Married 3 After High School I worked for the Cornell Conservation Dep. until Dec. At that time I transfered to the full time Navy and was sent to the Boston Naval Shipyard stationed on as harbor tug. after 4 months I was trensfered to Millington TN for avaition electronics school. While there I volunteered for Aircrew duty. After school I trensfered to Norfolk VA ariving the day the Cuban Blockade was anounced. I completed airborn equipment operator school and was trensfered next the Jaxsonville FL for aircrafi type training.
I then transfered to Brunswick ME, to be my home station for the next 7 years. I was assigned to Patrol Squadron 26 flying in the P2V-5 aircraft. The aircraft assigned to my crew was built in june 1942 and was designed for Antisubmarine Warfare (ASW)and Surface observation. My First deployment was 6 monthe in 1964 to Sigonella Sicily. Upon returning from deplovment the squadron began transition to the P3B aircraft and then in 1066 deploved to Argencia Newfoundland for 6 months. During the time in Brunswick, I married my wife Cookie.
The next deployment took me to the Western Pcific. We flew out of Sangley Point PI and Utapo Thailand, patroling the coast on North and South Vietnan.
While on this deplovment we loas 2 of our aircraft and 26 crewmen.
We returned to Brunswick in July 1997 and I completed two more 6 months deployments before transfering to the Naval Air Development Center in Warminster PA.
Wile at the center I helped develope the next generation of ASW Seneors.
I also was slected for the Warrent Officer program and in june I as promoted to WO1 and transfered to Parrol Squadron 10 at Brunswinck ME.
After 2 years and deployments to the Azores and Bermuda The family and I moved to the Island of Tesara Azores in
1975. Island life was fun for the f and I worked as a watch officer in the ASW command center. In 1976 We moved the family back to Brunswick and started a 17 schooling to become a Naval Flifht Officer. First to Pensacola FL then to Sacramento CA and last the Jaxsonvile FL for Type training before returning to Brunswick.
I joined VP 26 in the process of chinging to the P3CUDII aircraft. My deployment as a Navigator/Communicator was to Okinawa JA and Diago Garsea BIO
in 1979 for 57 months. Then a year at home and I upgraded to Tactical Coordinator and Mission Commanders and deployed to Rota SP and the Azores again. At the end of the 4 ears in the squadron I transfered to Norfolk VA
for duty on the staff of the Commander of the US atlantic Fleet as an ASW Watch Officer in the Command Center.
After a year I was moved to the Operations Staff in control of Nato and US ship, subs and air AWS assets.
My last assignment was at Dan Neck VA at the Air ASW Connand and Control Training Center as Course Officer, I had charge of 27 Officer and enlisted training courses for both operations and maintenance. After 27 years of Navy life we retired to Maine Feb.01 1989. I went to work for an engineering company providing configureation control to Navy ship builder just up the road from home.
At the end of 4 years, the USSR imploded and we were out of work.
Inext went to work as a production supervisor for a electronic plant in Augusta, ME. After the sale of the plane three times it was closed in 1993.During the time I was working I completer an AA, BA and my MBA via night courses. I also was able to volintre at the Retired Activities Office (RAO)on the Naval Air Station.
when I fully retired the Director of the RAO anounced that after 22 years he was looking for a replacement I steepped up and have been volinteering 20 hours a week since. Additiolally, I have served two years as the New England Regional President of the Fleet Reserve Association for all the branches East of New York. Plus a member of the National Board of Directors. I still find time to enjoy our 8 grandchildern, with the 2 7 year old twins living with us. We areb loking forward to the reunion in 2011.
Alice Lutton (Glover)
June 24, 1943 East Aurora NY Retired Clerk Typists Married 4 New Castle, PA Boynton IHS I have been very busy since High School. I was a housewife and mother for the first 17 years and my husband Dick and I raised 4 children, 3 boys and 1 girl.
The next 23 years I also worked at the East Aurora High School as a Clerk Typist in the Counseling Center.
I retired in 2002 and I am still busy and enjoying myself. I have eleven grandchildren ranging in age from 2 1/2 to 27 and they have always kept me pretty busy.
Dick and I enjoy traveling and we spend two months in Charleston, SC every winter. We bike ride, walk the shops on King street and prowl the Art Galleries, and we also love having our children and grandchildren visit us there. I enjoy bike riding, walking, Ice skating, and reading.
Alice passed away on May 30, 2013. To read her obituary, click here.