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Margaret (Peggi) Wilson (Knapp)
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April 19, 1943 Altamonte Springs FL Registered Nurse Divorced 3 Boynton Boynton Left Ithaca in the late 1960's and moved to California. I lived there until the early '70's and got my LVN while there and also divorced. Moved back to
Ithaca and then moved to Florida in 1976 where I proceeded to earn my RN degree. I raised 3 great sons by myself and also am a proud grandma of 5 (3 girls and 2 boys).
I'm still working part time as an RN while I enjoy traveling and spending  time with my family and grandkids. Looking forward to our 50th. Still keep in touch with  my best friend from high school  Sandi (Zahorian) Landry  and she keeps  me updated on all the classmates news. Send Margaret (Peggi)  a MessageSend Margaret (Peggi) a Message
Paul Wolfowitz
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December 22, 1943 Chevy Chase MD Researcher/Consultant Committed Relationship 3 Belle Sherman Boynton Yes. Lots of time in government -- not really anything I had planned on. I'll paste a current bio below. I'm afraid it sounds pompous and official, but I'm feeling lazy and I gather you need one more classmate to beat the class of '62!
The most important facts are not in the bio: I have three wonderful children, Sara (33) who is a social worker in Oakland, California, David (30) who works for Hess Oil Company in NYC and Rachel (23) who works with patients with Traumatic Brain Injury at Bethesda Naval Medical Center.
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Here's the bio that was used when I spoke for a recent fund-raising event for Westchester Community College (again my apologies for doing it this way):
Ambassador Paul Wolfowitz is currently a Visiting Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. He has spent more than three decades as a public servant and educator, including 24 years in U.S. government service under seven U.S. presidents and two years as President of the World Bank. He studied mathematics and chemistry at Cornell University, where he received his B.A. in 1965, and received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago. He has taught at Yale and Johns Hopkins University and was Dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.
Ambassador Wolfowitz served as President of the World Bank from June 2005 to June 2007. Under his leadership, the Bank led the successful implementation of the Gleaneagles debt cancellation for the world’s poorest countries, provided record levels of support for the poorest countries, particularly in Africa, and for the private sector in developing countries and increased support for infrastructure, agriculture, and – by ten-fold – for anti malaria programs. He also led the effort to develop and gain support for a new World Bank strategy to address governance and anti-corruption, as well as new strategies to address the needs of countries in post-conflict emergency situations, support for financial sector development and health and nutrition, and started the Stolen Asset Recovery (StAR) Initiative.
Ambassador Wolfowitz’s government service began as a graduate student working on the U.S. foreign assistance budget. Later, he left a teaching position at Yale to work in the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency on the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks with the then Soviet Union and on nuclear non-proliferation. Later in the 1970’s he worked in the U.S. Defense Department’s systems analysis office on regional security problems, leading – among other efforts – the first in depth look at U.S. security challenges in the Persian Gulf.
In 1981, Ambassador Wolfowitz was named head of the Policy Planning Staff at the U.S. State Department, where he helped to develop President Reagan’s 1982 Middle East peace initiative. In late 1982 he was appointed by Secretary of State George Shultz to be Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, working directly with the leaders of more than 20 countries in the Pacific region. In that position, Ambassador Wolfowitz played a key role in supporting the peaceful transition to democracy in the Philippines in 1986. He also worked to improve U.S. relations with China, strengthen alliances with Japan and Korea, and lay the groundwork for the democratic transition in Korea.
In 1986 Ambassador Wolfowitz was named U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia, the fourth most-populous country in the world with the world’s largest Muslim population. During his three years in that country, he was deeply involved in development issues and was known for reaching out to all elements of society and for his advocacy of reform and political openness. Under his leadership, the embassy in Jakarta received an award as one of the best-managed U.S. diplomatic missions in the world. He has maintained a close relationship with Indonesia ever since for the last 25 years.
In 1989, President George H.W. Bush appointed Ambassador Wolfowitz to the post of Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, where he played an important role in planning the successful liberation of Kuwait, including organizing the fundraising effort that raised $50 billion in multilateral support and developing and implementing the strategy that kept Israel from entering the war. He also played a leadership role in the historic nuclear arms reduction initiative of September 1991. As Deputy Secretary of Defense under President George W. Bush from 2001-2005, Ambassador Wolfowitz’s responsibilities included oversight of the budget and procurement process as well as the development of policy to respond to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and to guide the conduct of wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Ambassador Wolfowitz has also been a leader in higher education. From 1994-2001, he served as Dean and Professor of International Relations at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of The Johns Hopkins University. Earlier, he taught political science at Yale University. Ambassador Wolfowitz has written widely on foreign policy, diplomacy and national security, and has been a member of the advisory boards of Foreign Affairs and The National Interest.
Ambassador Wolfowitz is currently a Visiting Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. He is Chairman of the U.S. Taiwan Business Council and serves on the Advisory Boards of the Clinton Global Initiative, ING Americas, and Brevan-Howard LLP.
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Helena Wood
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January 20, 1944 Groton NY RETIREE Single 1 Graduated in 1961 of course, started working at Ithaca College in 1961, then went to work for a couple of clothing stores in Ithaca. I started working at Cornell in 1971 and just retired 2005. Still working part time at Cornell, when needed and have a couple of clients I work for, so really have not retired completely. Travel various places over the lifetime, greatest trip was to Alaska, how beautiful. I have lived in Groton, NY for the past 23 years.
I have had a wonder life. I have a lovely daughter Lisa and son-in-law Frank, and OF COURSE a grandchild Sam who turns 12 yrs old in May.  We all live in Groton, which to me is great, I see my grandchild as much as I want.
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Jim Woodside
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October 10, 1942 Portage MI semi-retired Divorced 2 Immaculate Conception/Henry St. Johns Boynton Boynton Returned and graduated from Cornell's School of Hotel Administration after President Nixon gave a lot of us an early out from the Vietnam crisis. Spent the next 30+ years in the hospitality industry on the East Coast and later, in Michigan. Am now semi-retired and enjoying my first grandchild - an adorable little girl that has completely captivated her dad, grandmother and me! Grandchildren are God's greatest gift!
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Carolyn Wright (Corson)
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March 09, 1943 Ithaca NY Retired teacher Married 2 Whitpain Township, PA Boynton Junior High Boynton I entered Cornell as a math major, left as a history major, married David, did my student teaching back at IHS and taught at a private girls school in Baltimore while David did a year of graduate work at Johns Hopkins. We returned to Ithaca where I became a PhD candidate in history and was a teaching assistant for two years. We moved to Tucson, Arizona in 1970, with a six-month old daughter where David was teaching History of Science, at the University. Our second daughter was born there and I used a nice spousal policy to earn a Masters Degree in Library Science and took courses to become certified in Elementary Education. I worked as an elementary school librarian for two years and we returned to Ithaca in 1979 when David became the Curator of the History of Science Collection which was then in Olin Library. Back in Ithaca, I worked as a librarian for a year at DeWitt, taught math, social studies and reading at Boynton for 6 years and then taught US History and economics at IHS for the next 18 years, most of it teaching the Advanced Placement course. Briefly I also did a course on Native Americans a long-standing interest of mine. Those years also included lots of committee work, brief spells on boards at the public library and the History Center.

Both my daughters developed an interest in horses at an early age and many years were spent as a “horse-show mother. I’m still at it, now as a “horse-show grandmother”. Our older daughter after a BS and MA from Cornell (where she also played polo), a Masters from the University of London, and several years with the government in Washington, got her PhD from Berkeley, spent two years on a post-doc in England and is now teaching Environmental Economics at Mount Holyoke. She and her husband have two young sons whom we have enjoyed finding excuses to visit both in the states and England. Our younger daughter after graduating from Cornell (she too played polo and was on the Equestrian team though working full time) established a horse business, training, boarding and showing ponies and horses here in Ithaca which gives us a chance to spend time with her, her husband, and our granddaughter.

Other than enjoying the grand kids, I am still President of the Northeastern Welsh Pony Association, spend much time, especially in the summer at horse shows, work at the polls come election time, do a fair bit of knitting, quilting, much reading, and a bit of travel. David is still working full time.  We celebrate our 48th wedding anniversary this year.

Carolyn Wright Corson passed away on March 25, 2022. To read her obituary, click here.

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Louis Wright
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May 07, 1943 Montgomery TX Retired Married 3 South Hill and Danby Boynton IHS I'm so late in submitting a profile that it's become: What have you been doing for the past 55 years? After IHS graduation, worked the summer for the Cornell Grounds Maintenance Dept; then worked at the NCR Plant as a machine operator for the next year. Enrolled at Ithaca College; received a Bachelor Degree in Math in 1967. Figuring I'd likely then exhausted all reasonable and affordable means for beating the draft, I joined the Navy through the Aviation OCS Program, and reported to the "Indoc Battalion" at Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, FL in October '67. Commissioned as a Navy Ensign in January '68. After Navy Pre-Flight training in Pensacola, was ordered to the Armed Forces Air Intelligence Training Center at Lowry AFB, Denver, CO for a 6-month,joint services, military intelligence training course. Upon completion was designated as a Naval Intelligence Officer, and ordered to Westpac duty aboard USS Constellation (CVA-64)for a two-year ('69-'70) tour as an Air Intelligence Officer in the aircraft carrier's Intelligence Center. After returning from our '69/'70 Westpac deployment, got married and shortly thereafter was transferred to a two-year ('71-'72) shore duty tour at a naval intelligence training facility located at NAS Albany, GA, home to the Navy's RA-5C Reconnaissance Squadrons. At almost a year and a half into the NAS Albany assignment, unexpectedly received Temporary Additional Duty (TAD) orders assigning me to a newly-established (as in: upon arrival of the TAD-assigned officer and enlisted team members)special-purpose intelligence analysis group to be located at NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. Had a full three days from receipt of orders to get everything squared away at home, medical and admin records updated, pack sea bag, and be on a plane bound for Manila, PI. (On the bright side, transportation to the PI was via commercial airliner, rather than military cargo plane!) Shortly after completion of the 6-month TAD assignment, the term of my AOCS enlistment agreement was also up, and I was released from active duty at NAS Albany, GA. Moved back to Denver, CO, anticipating that I'd join the Naval Reserve Intelligence Program there, and would likely have to earn some sort of graduate degree to make something of myself in the civilian world. From Denver, I moved north to Laramie, WY for graduate work at the University of Wyoming in both Business Admin and Petroleum Engineering. In 1978, was hired by Exxon Company, USA (later: ExxonMobil after the 2000 merger) as a Petroleum Engineer and moved to Houston, TX where I held various engineering assignments within Exxon's Production Department at the District, Division, and Headquarters levels. Later, moved into Exxon's Natural Gas Department for assignments in the Natural Gas Sales and Natural Gas Operations functions prior to retiring from ExxonMobil Gas & Power Marketing Company in May 2012, with about 33 years of total Exxon service. All of my Exxon assignments were centered in the greater Houston area. I had also earlier (1998) retired from the Naval Reserve as an O-6, having had the good fortune, as an O-5 and an O-6, to be selected for command of four separate Naval Reserve Intelligence Units located in Austin, Corpus Christi, San Antonio, and New Orleans, LA prior to retiring with 30-years of commissioned service. Along the way, I've been divorced (once)and remarried. I have three great children: two sons from my first marriage, and a stepdaughter by my second. Older son was born in Laramie, WY; he graduated from Sam Houston State University and now lives near Fort Worth, TX. Younger son was born in Houston, TX; he graduated from the University of Houston and lives in Cypress, TX, near Houston. Stepdaughter was born in Houston; special needs (PDD) since birth and lives in a supervised, adult special needs residence community in Houston to provide her with as much personal independence as possible. After my retirement from ExxonMobil, during 2013 I oversaw the construction of our retirement home in Montgomery, TX, about 60-miles north of Houston, while my wife was still working. Our relocation from Spring, TX (just outside of Houston), was both to leave behind the heavy Houston-area congestion and traffic, and to place ourselves a bit further inland from the occasional, but in some years frequent, hurricane activities in the Gulf of Mexico. In 2014, my wife of the past 23 years also retired; so, we're now mutually enjoying the pleasures of retired life, and the opportunity to travel around fairly frequently. Actually, I've seen much more of New York State in our travels over the past two years (2014/15)than I was ever able to see while I lived there. Those of us who grew up in Ithaca may not have recognized, or fully appreciated, the natural beauty of Ithaca and the surrounding areas unless moving elsewhere and later returning. We've made stops in Ithaca in both of the past two years, during the Fall and between major Cornell and IC weekend events. I've been surprised by some of the changes, but also amazed at how little many parts of the city have changed over the past half-century +. My wife, who was raised in the Gulf Coast and West Texas areas says she thinks I'm lucky to have grown up in Ithaca. I have to agree.
Great class website! Thank you to all those who've had a hand in its planning, set up and maintenance; also to those who've volunteered over the years to plan and coordinate reunion activities, and keep us all informed. I'm particularly impressed with the personal efforts and energy expended in tracking down location information on every class member; no small task.  I've found that the website presents a nice photo recap of the 50th reunion activities, plus lots of other memorable photos and information from elementary and junior high school days (even a recipe for Half-Moon cookies), in addition to many interesting personal profiles relating various classmates' life events, experiences, and accomplishments. Saddening to see that the names of more than 25% of our classmates now appear in the "In Memorium" listing.  Best regards to all IHS Class of '61 members attending the 55th reunion in July, and/or checking it out afterwards via this website. To the military veterans attending the 55th, please remember to raise a glass in honor of Bill Sullivan, reported on the website to be our only classmate to die in the Vietnam War. Also, to all service veteran classmates: Welcome Home, and Thank You For Your Service (...you likely may not have heard that anywhere when you returned from military service during the '60s & '70s).      Send Louis a MessageSend Louis a Message
Paul Wrisley
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November 17, 1943 Churchville NY retired Married 2 After graduation, I enlisted as a 'kiddy-crusier' in the Navy. Completed a tour of isolated duty and moved to Rochester, NY to work at Kodak and get married. Moved on to commercial construction as an electrician and later also became a certified welder (both NYS & NRC). As construction slowed, I moved to a GM factory as an electrician.
Hope to attend the reunion.
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Thomas Yengo
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July 02, 1942 Ithaca NY Retired Executive Chef Married 3 Married Sarah Sidle in 1962, just celebrated our 47th anniversary in July. We have three children and so far 4 grandchildren. All of our kids graduated from IHS.

As most know, my family owned and operated Joe's Restaurant for many, many years. Eventually and over time I became an Executive Chef and most of my later years worked in private clubs in or near Ithaca. I semi retired in 1992 due to an arthritic condition that prevented me from continuing my career.

Sarah and I raise our children and our daughter Toni lives with her husband and 2 children in Farmington, Minnesota. Amy and her husband and 2 children live in Newfield, NY where they own and operate 2 businesses and our son Tom (graduate of Ithaca College) is married and he owns and operates (for 15 years) Benchwarmers Restaurant & Sports Bar. His original location was the old College Spa building and after 10 years moved to his present location in downtown Ithaca (on the Ithaca Commons) to a larger location that use to be McDonalds. In fact many of you may remember that at our last reunion the Friday night get-together was at Bechwarmers.

My wife is about to retire from Ithaca College after 22 years and we hope to remain healthy and do some travelling.

I look forward to this next reunion and would love to hear from old friends now that they have my e-mail and phone number.
This is a great website and I look forward to keeping track of old friends and classmates.

Tom passed away on August 15, 2011.  To read his obituary, click here.

Sandra (Sandi) Zahorian (Landry)
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Fishkill NY Retired Married 3 Henry St. John Boynton Boynton Worked several years part time in a dental office and was a full time mom to 3 great kids. Have lived in Wappingers Falls since 1965 with a wonderful husband of 48 years. We are both retired now and travel as much as we can and lovin' it. When we're not traveling I volunteer for Hospice and Meals on Wheels and go to school and sport events that our grandchildren participate in.

Wayne and I lived in the same house for over 44 years and have been married for 50 years.(2013) He is an I.C. graduate and taught school for 29 years. We have 3 grown children- 2 girls and 1 boy and also 7 grandkids.   Five of them are in this area. We get to see our Fl. twin grandaughters a few times a year and we have managed to take a family vacation (all 14 of us) for the last 8 years.For our 45th anniversary in 2008 we all took a cruise to the Carribean for a week . It's the best. For our 50th anniversary June 29th, 2013 our children surprised us with a party with several friends and our whole family.In August, once again we all took another cruise on Royal Carribean's Oasis of the Seas for a week. A grand time was had by all. I still maintain a very close friendship with Peggi (Wilson) Knapp, Bev (McCully) Dunphy, Sally (York)VanOstrand and Larry and they all live in Fl.   P.S. After 44 yrs., 8 mo and 2 weeks  in the same house we  moved----all of 6 miles away to Fishill, NY into a new condominium. We sold our former home in 1 day!!!!! ( Guess we were really lucky after all the horror stories I have heard about people selling their house) We've been here since Sept. 21, 2011 and really love it. It's a good feeling to just lock the door and not worry about anything when we go on vacation.      

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William Zimmerman
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July 11, 1943 MN Engineer Married 3 Belle Sherman

For history ..and  some background data some long lost.

I think some of you may have wished or requsted some more of this data to or / from me. 
 
My past is very different as most as can you can now see ....

1)   U of  Michigan   BSEE   '65 ......... 
...   I went  onto a Westinghouse Electritc  Corp. on a training program..... mostly to get on an educational  defermert and to get  away from  the
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goverment  draft.... (so sorry to those who served us all well)
 
.....to me that was  important / and  was also  likely  what  many of you all may have been trying do at the time ??

 
2) Worked  for Westinghose  Electric  in '65 - ' 68
 making  F4 -J    radar  which  extended  the input  radar signal using my parametric low noise amplifilier  for about    increase  of ( 50 to 90 ) miles ; plusa  Lunar TV camar project for the "Rover"  .  (at the time  was kind of some  a cool technolgy) 

3) Came to Minnesota on just a winning bet ...to work for  Honeywell Inc,.... to make  bombs  an bulluets and  some MK 46 torpedors ,,..not too bad at the time ... now as I think back  ...

it also passed the US draft deferment  testing requirments.

( again sorry to those who served us all well)

 

 Since have been in Minnesota from 1968  ...mostly  again to avoid a darft......

5) (now  in what is  called "medical alley")  doing a lot to help people....

SO NOW:
 


My objective is  to  help ...  all the "poor of hearing''' and those with various types of  heart problems + those with breathing  problerms and all others ... give me a call.
 
 
6) I  have helped  some people  alot.... plus still keeping some of my oldest  cars  working. 
 
 
 
Now am into medical technology...and hearing techoglogy
 
heart implants as follows ......  the fixing of  many kinds of holes in hearts   (AGA) Medical.   Products  produced aid babies to avoid open heart surgery and other adults in +91 countries;  even also those  with migrand  headaces.
 
 Looking to get back to work soon; because I am on unemployment and am also on SS  ( have now reached  66 like most of us).

 

 

( as you know just being 65 wasn't enough to get the full benifits wasn't enough if  you made a lot of money)

I have been working as a full time consultant at  Medtronic Inc. 
(I think one of the best medical device company in the world)
Using my talents and experience plus making a lot of money.
(US government loves me; plus this adds to my monthly  SS)
 
Presently:
Now, on employment; (656$/week). 
Required, since policy is after two years of contracting; you must be off for 60 days; or go full time.. 
(Noted: no one hires anyone after 72 years age)


 Best to you....
 
Billy Zimmerman
 
 
763-533-1572


 
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