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1 Saint Mary’s High School Class of 1961 50 th Reunion

2 E-N-U-N-C-I-A-T-E your words! Rt. Rev. Msgr. John K. Sharp 1892 - 1979 Born in Brooklyn, Msgr. Sharp was ordained in Baltimore in 1918. He served for 30 years at St. Mary’s and left as Pastor Emeritus in 1969. He also taught language, literature and theology in diocesan schools on Long Island. He was the author of several books, including a history of the Brooklyn Diocese and an autobiography entitled “An Old Priest Remembers.”

3 “ What Msgr. Sharp Hath Put Assunder, Let No Man Seek To Rejoin” Mother Paul Joseph Brother Cletus Richard

4 Brothers ( Clockwise from top left): Lawrence Ephrem, Ronald Bernard, Kenneth Robert, Anthony of Padua, Donald Richard, Peter Martin

5 (Clockwise from top left) Mrs. John McCarthy, Sr. M. Consuela, Mrs. Ford Miles, Sr. M. St. Leonard, Sr. M. Huberta, Sr. M. Marylyn

6 1958 US Nuclear Bomb: Eniwetok, May 22 Mao’s Great Leap Forward: May 23 Elvis Draft Notice: Jan. 20 Roy Campanella Paralyzed in Port Washington Accident: Jan 28 Sir Edmund Hillary Reaches South Pole: Jan. 3 Great Balls of Fire #1 Jan 10

7 1958 Best Song : “ At the Hop” Best Song : “ At the Hop” Best Movie: “Gigi” Best Movie: “Gigi” Best Novel: “Doctor Zhivago” Best Novel: “Doctor Zhivago” Top TV : “Gunsmoke” Top TV : “Gunsmoke” World Series: Yankees World Series: Yankees Fashion: Silhouette Dress Fashion: Silhouette Dress Hot Car: Chevy Impala Hot Car: Chevy Impala Dow Jones: 583 Dow Jones: 583

8 1958 Top Records: 1."At the Hop“ 2."Don't I Beg of You“ 3."Tequila" 4."Twilight Time" 5."Witch Doctor" 6."All I Have to Do is Dream“ 7."Purple People Eater" 8."Hard Headed Woman" 9."Poor Little Fool 10."Volare" Top Movies: Top Movies: 1. Bridge on the River Kwai 2. Peyton Place 3. Sayonara 4. No Time for Sergeants 5. The Vikings 6. Search for Paradise 7. South Pacific 8. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 9. Raintree Country 10. Old Yeller

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10 Top Row: Ralph Ronzoni, Bob Reith, Gene Piana, Larry Phalen. Bottom Row: John O’Callaghan, John Burke, Art Reffelt

11 Town Hall Classic! The Chocolate Egg Cream Ingredients: Ingredients: 1-2 oz. Chocolate Syrup 1-2 oz. Cold Milk 8-10 oz. Cold Seltzer Water Instructions: Instructions: Step 1 Add 1-2 oz chocolate syrup, 1-2 oz cold milk in a glass. Use a spoon to mix well. Step 2 Add seltzer water in the glass, 1/3 way up. Slowly mix well. Pour more water in until full. Slowly Mix well. Add seltzer water in the glass, 1/3 way up. Slowly mix well. Pour more water in until full. Slowly Mix well.

12 Voted Most Loyal Michaela Cohan & Jim Zeitler

13 John McKee Jim Zeitler The Wing-Footed Five

14 Bob Sullivan, Murph Firth, Jill Sickles, Carol McGill Cheaper By The Dozen!

15 Voted Friendliest Sue Connell & Jim Anderson

16 Still dancing after all these years! Olga “Cookie” Mitrou & Daughter

17 ? For w hich of our classmates did being at the Long Island Railroad station feel “just like being at home?” For w hich of our classmates did being at the Long Island Railroad station feel “just like being at home?” Answer: Helen McLean Lived There!

18 Voted Best School Spirit Patricia Murphy & John Burke

19 Left to Right: ?, Roger Sullivan, Dave Wilson, John McKee, Gerry Endres

20 Alaska – 49 th State Admitted: Jan. 3, 1959 Castro Becomes Premier January 7, 1959 1 st 7 Mercury Astronauts Selected Apr. 9, 1959 1959 St. Lawrence Seaway Opens: Jun. 26, 1959 Eisenhower & Khrushchev 1 st Visit to US: Sep. 26, 1959

21 1959 Best Movie: “Ben-Hur” Best Movie: “Ben-Hur” Best Novel: “Exodus” Best Novel: “Exodus” Top TV : “Gunsmoke” (again!) Top TV : “Gunsmoke” (again!) World Series: LA Dodgers World Series: LA Dodgers Fashion: Shirt-waist Dress Fashion: Shirt-waist Dress (Not So) Hot Car: The Edsel (Not So) Hot Car: The Edsel Dow Jones: 679 Dow Jones: 679 Best Song : “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes” Best Song : “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes” 50 th Anniversary: Les Paul Standard

22 1959 Top Records: 1."Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" 2."Stagger Lee" 3."Venus" 4."Come Softly to Me" 5."The Happy Organ" 6."Kanas City" 7."The Battle of New Orleans" 8."Lonely Boy“ 1."Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" 2."Stagger Lee" 3."Venus" 4."Come Softly to Me" 5."The Happy Organ" 6."Kanas City" 7."The Battle of New Orleans" 8."Lonely Boy“ 9."A Big Hunk O' Love“ 9."A Big Hunk O' Love“ 10."The Three Bells" 10."The Three Bells" Top Movies: Top Movies: 1. Auntie Mame 2. Shaggy Dog 3. Some Like It Hot 4. Imitation of Life 5. The Nun's Story 6. Anatomy of a Murder 7. North by Northwest 8. Rio Bravo 9. Sleeping Beauty 10. Some Came Running

23 “Finished Basement Party” - 1959 Top Row: Mickey Wands, Dave Ross (hidden), Tom Mead, Dave Wilson, Steve Walthall, Paul Schoenberger, Larry Tory, Eddie White, Rich Burke, Gene Kelly. Middle Row: Unknown, Rowie Barsa, Grace Kelly, Mary Fox, Kathy Doran, Jill Sickles, Maura McCarthy, Sippy McGuire. Bottom Row: Denise Quinn, Cookie Mitrou, Carol McGill, Germaine Reusch

24 Voted Most Diligent Jane Phelan & Tom McKenna

25 Need Moore Be Said? Omnia gallia divisa est in ties tres

26 Voted Best Artist Barbara Murphy & James Schofield

27 The Team!

28 1 st Sit-In Woolworths Feb. 1, 1960 Gary Powers’U-2 Downed May1, 1960 Corvair 1 st Rear Engine US Car Unsafe, but cool, at any speed! Hawaii – 50 th State Admitted: July 1, 1960 1960

29 1960 Best Song : “ El Paso” Best Song : “ El Paso” Best Movie: “The Apartment” Best Movie: “The Apartment” Best Novel: “Advise & Consent” Best Novel: “Advise & Consent” Top TV (Last Time) : “Gunsmoke” Top TV (Last Time) : “Gunsmoke” World Series: Pittsburgh World Series: Pittsburgh Fashion: “Full Over Full” Look Fashion: “Full Over Full” Look Hot Car: The Corvair Hot Car: The Corvair Dow Jones: 616 Dow Jones: 616

30 1960 Top Records: 1."El Paso“ 2."Running Bear“ 2."Running Bear“ 3."Teen Angel“ 3."Teen Angel“ 4.Theme from "A Summer Place“ 4.Theme from "A Summer Place“ 5."Stuck on You“ 5."Stuck on You“ 6."Cathy's Clown“ 6."Cathy's Clown“ 7."Everybody's Somebody's Fool“ 7."Everybody's Somebody's Fool“ 8."Alley-Oop“ 8."Alley-Oop“ 9."I'm Sorry“ 9."I'm Sorry“ 10."Teenie Polka Dot Bikini" 10."Teenie Polka Dot Bikini" Top Movies: Top Movies: 1. Ben-Hur 2. Psycho 3. Operation Petticoat 4. Suddenly, Last Summer 5. On the Beach 6. Solomon and Sheba 7. The Apartment 8. From the Terrace 9. Don't Eat the Daisies 10. Ocean 11

31 Cotillion Ball at the Old Garden City Hotel Rich Burke, Linda Badini

32 Voted Most Likely To Succeed Adele Giachetti & Bill Grace

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34 Left to Right: Peter Bonafide, Steve Coughlin, Gerry O’Malley, John Dooley, Jim Cullen

35 Father & Son Activities Night Dave Wilson, Don Pilling & Dads

36 Father & Son Activities Night Rich Burke & Dad Rich Burke & Dad It must have been an attendance award! It must have been an attendance award!

37 Clockwise from left: Tom McKenna, John Johnstone, ?, Evris Coutroubis, John Leary, Brother Ronald, John Burke, Ray Stroh, Frank Occhiogrosso, Peter Lawrence. Scholarship Club

38 Voted Brightest Judy Schutt & Ray Stroh

39 Honk If You Attended A Game!

40 Girls Choir

41 Voted Best Thespian Melanie Varol & Don Pilling

42 Invasion of Cuba Fails April 25, 1961 1961 Alan Shepard May 5, 1961 1 st American in Space Entire US Figure Skating Team Killed in Crash: Feb 15, 1961 Construction of Berlin Wall Begins: Aug. 13, 1961 Freedom Riders Head South: May 4, 1961

43 1961 Best Song : “ Moon River” Best Song : “ Moon River” Best Movie: “West Side Story” Best Movie: “West Side Story” Best Novel: “Agony & Ecstasy” Best Novel: “Agony & Ecstasy” Top TV : “Wagon Train” Top TV : “Wagon Train” World Series: Yankees World Series: Yankees Fashion: “The Snob Dress” Fashion: “The Snob Dress” Hot Car: The VW Bug Hot Car: The VW Bug Dow Jones: 725 Dow Jones: 725 January 27, 1961 “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”

44 1961 Top Records: 1.”Wonderland by Night“ 1.”Wonderland by Night“ 2. "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" 2. "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" 3. "Calcutta" 3. "Calcutta" 4. "Pony Time“ 4. "Pony Time“ 5. "Surrender" 5. "Surrender" 6. "Blue Moon" 6. "Blue Moon" 7. "Runaway" 7. "Runaway" 8. "Mother-in-Law" 8. "Mother-in-Law" 9. "Travelin' Man" 9. "Travelin' Man" 10. "Running Scared" 10. "Running Scared" Top Movies: Top Movies: 1. The Guns of Navarone 2. Absent-Minded Professor 3. The Parent Trap 4. Swiss Family Robinson 5. Exodus 6. The World of Suzie Wong 7. Alamo 8. Gone With the Wind 9. 101 Dalmatians 10. Splendor in the Grass 1. The Guns of Navarone 2. Absent-Minded Professor 3. The Parent Trap 4. Swiss Family Robinson 5. Exodus 6. The World of Suzie Wong 7. Alamo 8. Gone With the Wind 9. 101 Dalmatians 10. Splendor in the Grass

45 1961 Yearbook Dedication Dr. Thomas A. Dooley III 1927 - 1961

46 Voted Best Writer Eileen Stanley & John Leary

47 Left to Right: John Piccano, Tad Blissner, Bill Robinson, Ralph Ronzoni, John O’Callaghan

48 Voted Neatest Maureen Hunt & Eddie White

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50 Voted Best Dancer Cookie Mitrou & Gene Kelley

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52 Voted Most Ambitious Judy Herbert & Evris Coutroubis

53 Senior Prom Miles of wire, acres of plastic wrap, and an indulgent faculty, transform the boys’ gym into a cave adorned with Stalactites! Miles of wire, acres of plastic wrap, and an indulgent faculty, transform the boys’ gym into a cave adorned with Stalactites! Ever wonder what inspired the “Enchantment Under The Sea” Prom Theme in Back To The Future? Rich Burke, Mary O’Callaghan

54 Voted Most Popular Murph Firth & Dave Wilson

55 Top Row: Mike Clancy, Jim Zeitler, Gene Schlette, Tom Costarino, Dave Ross, Bill Doyle Middle Row: John McKee, Bill Grace, Pete Hickey Bottom Row: Dave Wilson, Gerry Endres, Ken Martin

56 Voted Most Distinguished Juliann Lepore & Pete Lawrence

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58 Pan American Study Group Pat Bardak, ?, Mary Arendt, Catherine Geary, Nancy Stanton

59 Penn Relay Team Franklin Field, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia John Love, John McKee, Coach Zeitler, Joe O’Rielly (C 62), Jim Zeitler

60 Voted Best Athlete Gail Hotarek & Pete Hickey

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62 Voted Wittiest Maura McCarthy & Bob O’Sullivan

63 Ring Ceremony

64 Voted Best Singers Ann Kavanagh & The Trinidad Trio* * John Burke, Ken Martin, John Picciano

65 Gaels In Action

66 Voted Best Musician Pat O’Brien & Jay Helfrick

67 Girls Clubs Forensics, Science, Art

68 Voted Best Poet Mary Ann Gardner & Pete Meade

69 Spring Play

70 Boys’ Activities Trinidad Trio: John Picciano, Ken Martin, John Burke Ray Stroh On The Air

71 Voted Best Looking Joan Grimm & Kevin Costello

72 Girls’ Student Council

73 Girls’ Intramurals

74 Voted Most Responsible Joss Coyle & Richard Burke

75 Girls’ Student Government

76 Boys’ Student Council Left to Right Top Row – Bob Sullivan, John Burke, Bill Doyle, Bill Grace; Bottom Row – Don Pilling, Frank Occhiogrosso, Dave Wilson, Peter Lawrence

77 Girls’ Activities Seniors Entertain FreshmenRiding Club

78 “I’ve had my eye on you people and, you know, you don’t look all that bad for 68!” “I’ve had my eye on you people and, you know, you don’t look all that bad for 68!”

79 40 th Reunion – The Whole Class

80 40 th Reunion – The Girls

81 40 th Reunion “The Boys”

82 40 th “Harry Hepcat” Otruba’s Mercury: Staring Role in “A Beautiful Mind”

83 40 th Reunion Mary Love Thralls, Rich Burke, Dave Wilson, Sippy McGuire, Patricia O’Neill (center)

84 40 th Reunion Dinner Dance

85 40 th Reunion Sunday Brunch Tom Troy, Mary Fox, Peter Meade, Eileen Murphy, Marianne Pascale (center)

86 40 th Reunion – Sunday Brunch

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88 Peter Bonafide Peter Bonafide John Burke John Burke William Doyle William Doyle David Hamilton David Hamilton Gene Kelley Gene Kelley Peter Lawrence Peter Lawrence Brian McGuire Brian McGuire Donald Pilling Donald Pilling Robert Reith Robert Reith David Ross David Ross Edwin Smith Edwin Smith Lawrence Tory Lawrence Tory Thomas Troy Thomas Troy Leslie Banks Leslie Banks Patricia Bardak Patricia Bardak Marilyn Bishop Marilyn Bishop Ann Bonnano Ann Bonnano Michaela Cohan Michaela Cohan Margaret Firth Margaret Firth Valerie Hand Valerie Hand Denise Healy Denise Healy Mary Ann Mazian Mary Ann Mazian Denise Quinn Denise Quinn Joann Ruppert Joann Ruppert Barbara Wootton Barbara Wootton " To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die." IN MEMORIUM


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