St. Mary’s, South Catholic High Schools Mega 60s Reunion takes old friends down memory lane


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Class of 1963, from left, first row, Suzanne Klassner Jones, Scranton; Evelyn McGuff-Scheller, Scranton; Judy Kasaczum Timlin, Moosic; Mary DeMario Grippi, Scranton; Marion Connolly Caffrey, Scranton and Marguerite Noto Hiemenz, Stroudsburg. Second row, Jerry Scheller, Scranton; Bob Rudnick, Virginia; Dom Geogetti, Scranton; Art Scaramuzzo, Scranton; Charlie Holleran, New York; Jim Brennan, Bear Creek; Mary Mozaleki Kryanowski, Dunmore and Stan Slominski, Maryland.


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Classes of 1968-70, first row, from left, Eileen Kelly Hall, Missouri; Mary Louise Murray Lyons, Scranton; Maureen Diskor Lyons, Clarks Summit; Maureen Connolly Curry, Pocono Pines; Dianne Kester Kalinowski, South Abington Township; Barbara Kister Lacek, Manheim and Ann Bonavita Eardenberger, Souderton. Second row, Ed Rejrat, Scranton; Mike Machinski, New Jersey; Sal Cerra, Dunmore; Ed Kelly, Thornhurst; Kathleen Kelly Graff, Scranton; Paul Rudnick, Camp Hill; Mary Fadden, Scranton; Peter Connolly, Pocono Pines and Tom Werner, Chester Springs.


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Classes of 1959-61, from left, Jack Scheller, Scranton (1960); Jeanne Scott Davis, Harrisburg (1961); Kathleen O’Donnell Ruddy, Colorado (1961); Paul Burke, Bethlehem (1960); Bill Cusick, Scranton (1960); Marty Holleran, New Jersey (1960); Kathy Jordan Holleran, New Jersey (1961); Frank Campbell, Olyphant (1959) and Al Sames, Scranton (1959).


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Class of 1967, from left, Mary Cappelloni Jones, Plains; Judy Philbin Digwood, Taylor; Mary Lou Jennings Gilliom, Texas; Janne Wasnowic Whiter, Scranton; Pat Roche Tokarski, Old Forge; Mary Lou Evans Janeski, Scranton; Eileen Gilroy Evans, Scranton and Joe Donovan, Duryea. Second row, Jerry Simrell, Scranton; Joe Dunleavy, Jersey Shore; Michele Walsh Heenan, Scranton; JoAnn McGraw LaVay, Maryland; Maureen Murry Biglin, Scranton; Patricia Lowry Ulbrich, New York; Jack Marx, Minooka; Marilyn Guarina Culkin, Scranton; Tom Culkin, Scranton; Linda Padden Brown, Scranton and Jeff Heenan, Scranton.


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Class of 1965, from left, first row, Faith Gibbon Foley, Scranton; Nancy Reilly Clark, Ohio; Patricia Zurck Matthews, Taylor; Ann Marie Skoritowski Krauce, Dickson City; Jayne Sullivan Mattern, Dunmore; Kathleen Kandefer, New York; Renie Marx Lavelle; Mary Kathleen McDonough Ives, Dunmore. Second row, Paul Karwaski, Media; Florence Nitch Harvy, Leeman Township; Jack Clark, Ohio; James Timlin, Scranton; Rich Symuleski, South Carolina; John Lukasik, Dickson City; Ron Patane, Roaringbrook Township; Joe Foley, Scranton; Jim Holleran, New York; Patricia Grier Evans, NY; Nancy Bohan, Moosic; John Cappelloni, Scranton; Stephen Balcerzak, Maryland and Paul Shenosky, Rhode Island.


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Class of 1962, from left, first row, Ann Kelly, California; Rose Marie Turi Gluck, Scranton; Patricia Domenck Taroli, Scranton; Bill Decker, California; Alen Wandelousti, South Abington and Tony Lucas, South Carolina. Second row, Judy Nazar Holmberg, Cender Valley; Jerry Timlin, Moosic; Bernie Polentz, Georgia; Rick Whalen, Allentown; Robert Cloruri, Scranton; Jim Smith, Covington Township; Dennis Gaughn, New Jersey and Thomas Pekar, Delaware.


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Class of 1966, from left, first row, Mary Ellen Foley Knecht, Mountain Top; Mary Clare Smith Prisco, Virginia; Beverly Zielinski Gandara, Moosic; Alice Fadden Grazziano, Lake Ariel; Susan Werner Carty, Delaware and Patricia Haen Ahern, Scranton. Second row, Dave Clark, Scranton; Dave O’Hara, Florida; Paul Roche, Old Forge; Paul Biglin, Scranton; Tim Lavelle, Scranton and Bill Jackowitz, South Carolina.


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Class of 1964, from left, first row, Carolyn Lucas Marazzo, Bethlehem; Barbara Dehaba, Scranton; Denise Brocavitch Lynott, Clarks Summit; Marita Kearney, Scranton; Janice Feder Lampos, Clarks Summit and Diane Deininger Loeiland, Moosic. Second row, Jeanne Flowers Bosher, Hanover Township; Art Werner, Scranton; Dan Loftus, Moosic; Marlene Layo Miller, Moosic; Ann Murphy Hogan, Peckville; Tom Brown, Scranton; Cathy McDonell Collins, West Pittston; Terry Padden, State College and Philip Boska, Wyoming.


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Crowned king and queen at the former St. Mary’s and South Catholic High Schools Mega 60s Reunion are Jim Holleran, Ohio (1965) and Denise Brocavitch Lynott, Clarks Summit (1964).


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DICKSON CITY — The alumni of the former St. Mary’s and South Catholic high schools, Scranton, recently held their Mega 60s Reunion at Genetti Manor. The classes of 1959 through 1969 enjoyed good food, drinks and long held friendships. Reminiscing with old classmates, catching up on grandchildren and vacations, the party goers danced and laughed the night away. Traveling from as close as Olyphant and Scranton and as far away as California and Florida, the miles did not keep the friends from their reunion. Committee members Denise Brocavitch Lynott, of Clarks Summit (1964) and Jimmy Hollaran, now living in Ohio (1965), were crowned king and queen of the dance.

Class of 1963, from left, first row, Suzanne Klassner Jones, Scranton; Evelyn McGuff-Scheller, Scranton; Judy Kasaczum Timlin, Moosic; Mary DeMario Grippi, Scranton; Marion Connolly Caffrey, Scranton and Marguerite Noto Hiemenz, Stroudsburg. Second row, Jerry Scheller, Scranton; Bob Rudnick, Virginia; Dom Geogetti, Scranton; Art Scaramuzzo, Scranton; Charlie Holleran, New York; Jim Brennan, Bear Creek; Mary Mozaleki Kryanowski, Dunmore and Stan Slominski, Maryland.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_ABJ-Mega-60s-1963.jpgClass of 1963, from left, first row, Suzanne Klassner Jones, Scranton; Evelyn McGuff-Scheller, Scranton; Judy Kasaczum Timlin, Moosic; Mary DeMario Grippi, Scranton; Marion Connolly Caffrey, Scranton and Marguerite Noto Hiemenz, Stroudsburg. Second row, Jerry Scheller, Scranton; Bob Rudnick, Virginia; Dom Geogetti, Scranton; Art Scaramuzzo, Scranton; Charlie Holleran, New York; Jim Brennan, Bear Creek; Mary Mozaleki Kryanowski, Dunmore and Stan Slominski, Maryland. Submitted photos

Classes of 1968-70, first row, from left, Eileen Kelly Hall, Missouri; Mary Louise Murray Lyons, Scranton; Maureen Diskor Lyons, Clarks Summit; Maureen Connolly Curry, Pocono Pines; Dianne Kester Kalinowski, South Abington Township; Barbara Kister Lacek, Manheim and Ann Bonavita Eardenberger, Souderton. Second row, Ed Rejrat, Scranton; Mike Machinski, New Jersey; Sal Cerra, Dunmore; Ed Kelly, Thornhurst; Kathleen Kelly Graff, Scranton; Paul Rudnick, Camp Hill; Mary Fadden, Scranton; Peter Connolly, Pocono Pines and Tom Werner, Chester Springs.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_ABJ-Mega-60s-1968-70.jpgClasses of 1968-70, first row, from left, Eileen Kelly Hall, Missouri; Mary Louise Murray Lyons, Scranton; Maureen Diskor Lyons, Clarks Summit; Maureen Connolly Curry, Pocono Pines; Dianne Kester Kalinowski, South Abington Township; Barbara Kister Lacek, Manheim and Ann Bonavita Eardenberger, Souderton. Second row, Ed Rejrat, Scranton; Mike Machinski, New Jersey; Sal Cerra, Dunmore; Ed Kelly, Thornhurst; Kathleen Kelly Graff, Scranton; Paul Rudnick, Camp Hill; Mary Fadden, Scranton; Peter Connolly, Pocono Pines and Tom Werner, Chester Springs. Submitted photos

Classes of 1959-61, from left, Jack Scheller, Scranton (1960); Jeanne Scott Davis, Harrisburg (1961); Kathleen O’Donnell Ruddy, Colorado (1961); Paul Burke, Bethlehem (1960); Bill Cusick, Scranton (1960); Marty Holleran, New Jersey (1960); Kathy Jordan Holleran, New Jersey (1961); Frank Campbell, Olyphant (1959) and Al Sames, Scranton (1959).
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_ABJ-Mega-60s-1959-61.jpgClasses of 1959-61, from left, Jack Scheller, Scranton (1960); Jeanne Scott Davis, Harrisburg (1961); Kathleen O’Donnell Ruddy, Colorado (1961); Paul Burke, Bethlehem (1960); Bill Cusick, Scranton (1960); Marty Holleran, New Jersey (1960); Kathy Jordan Holleran, New Jersey (1961); Frank Campbell, Olyphant (1959) and Al Sames, Scranton (1959). Submitted photos

Class of 1967, from left, Mary Cappelloni Jones, Plains; Judy Philbin Digwood, Taylor; Mary Lou Jennings Gilliom, Texas; Janne Wasnowic Whiter, Scranton; Pat Roche Tokarski, Old Forge; Mary Lou Evans Janeski, Scranton; Eileen Gilroy Evans, Scranton and Joe Donovan, Duryea. Second row, Jerry Simrell, Scranton; Joe Dunleavy, Jersey Shore; Michele Walsh Heenan, Scranton; JoAnn McGraw LaVay, Maryland; Maureen Murry Biglin, Scranton; Patricia Lowry Ulbrich, New York; Jack Marx, Minooka; Marilyn Guarina Culkin, Scranton; Tom Culkin, Scranton; Linda Padden Brown, Scranton and Jeff Heenan, Scranton.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_ABJ-Mega-60s-1967.jpgClass of 1967, from left, Mary Cappelloni Jones, Plains; Judy Philbin Digwood, Taylor; Mary Lou Jennings Gilliom, Texas; Janne Wasnowic Whiter, Scranton; Pat Roche Tokarski, Old Forge; Mary Lou Evans Janeski, Scranton; Eileen Gilroy Evans, Scranton and Joe Donovan, Duryea. Second row, Jerry Simrell, Scranton; Joe Dunleavy, Jersey Shore; Michele Walsh Heenan, Scranton; JoAnn McGraw LaVay, Maryland; Maureen Murry Biglin, Scranton; Patricia Lowry Ulbrich, New York; Jack Marx, Minooka; Marilyn Guarina Culkin, Scranton; Tom Culkin, Scranton; Linda Padden Brown, Scranton and Jeff Heenan, Scranton. Submitted photos

Class of 1965, from left, first row, Faith Gibbon Foley, Scranton; Nancy Reilly Clark, Ohio; Patricia Zurck Matthews, Taylor; Ann Marie Skoritowski Krauce, Dickson City; Jayne Sullivan Mattern, Dunmore; Kathleen Kandefer, New York; Renie Marx Lavelle; Mary Kathleen McDonough Ives, Dunmore. Second row, Paul Karwaski, Media; Florence Nitch Harvy, Leeman Township; Jack Clark, Ohio; James Timlin, Scranton; Rich Symuleski, South Carolina; John Lukasik, Dickson City; Ron Patane, Roaringbrook Township; Joe Foley, Scranton; Jim Holleran, New York; Patricia Grier Evans, NY; Nancy Bohan, Moosic; John Cappelloni, Scranton; Stephen Balcerzak, Maryland and Paul Shenosky, Rhode Island.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_ABJ-Mega-60s-1965.jpgClass of 1965, from left, first row, Faith Gibbon Foley, Scranton; Nancy Reilly Clark, Ohio; Patricia Zurck Matthews, Taylor; Ann Marie Skoritowski Krauce, Dickson City; Jayne Sullivan Mattern, Dunmore; Kathleen Kandefer, New York; Renie Marx Lavelle; Mary Kathleen McDonough Ives, Dunmore. Second row, Paul Karwaski, Media; Florence Nitch Harvy, Leeman Township; Jack Clark, Ohio; James Timlin, Scranton; Rich Symuleski, South Carolina; John Lukasik, Dickson City; Ron Patane, Roaringbrook Township; Joe Foley, Scranton; Jim Holleran, New York; Patricia Grier Evans, NY; Nancy Bohan, Moosic; John Cappelloni, Scranton; Stephen Balcerzak, Maryland and Paul Shenosky, Rhode Island. Submitted photos

Class of 1962, from left, first row, Ann Kelly, California; Rose Marie Turi Gluck, Scranton; Patricia Domenck Taroli, Scranton; Bill Decker, California; Alen Wandelousti, South Abington and Tony Lucas, South Carolina. Second row, Judy Nazar Holmberg, Cender Valley; Jerry Timlin, Moosic; Bernie Polentz, Georgia; Rick Whalen, Allentown; Robert Cloruri, Scranton; Jim Smith, Covington Township; Dennis Gaughn, New Jersey and Thomas Pekar, Delaware.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_ABJ-Mega-60s-1962.jpgClass of 1962, from left, first row, Ann Kelly, California; Rose Marie Turi Gluck, Scranton; Patricia Domenck Taroli, Scranton; Bill Decker, California; Alen Wandelousti, South Abington and Tony Lucas, South Carolina. Second row, Judy Nazar Holmberg, Cender Valley; Jerry Timlin, Moosic; Bernie Polentz, Georgia; Rick Whalen, Allentown; Robert Cloruri, Scranton; Jim Smith, Covington Township; Dennis Gaughn, New Jersey and Thomas Pekar, Delaware. Submitted photos

Class of 1966, from left, first row, Mary Ellen Foley Knecht, Mountain Top; Mary Clare Smith Prisco, Virginia; Beverly Zielinski Gandara, Moosic; Alice Fadden Grazziano, Lake Ariel; Susan Werner Carty, Delaware and Patricia Haen Ahern, Scranton. Second row, Dave Clark, Scranton; Dave O’Hara, Florida; Paul Roche, Old Forge; Paul Biglin, Scranton; Tim Lavelle, Scranton and Bill Jackowitz, South Carolina.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_ABJ-Mega-60s-1966.jpgClass of 1966, from left, first row, Mary Ellen Foley Knecht, Mountain Top; Mary Clare Smith Prisco, Virginia; Beverly Zielinski Gandara, Moosic; Alice Fadden Grazziano, Lake Ariel; Susan Werner Carty, Delaware and Patricia Haen Ahern, Scranton. Second row, Dave Clark, Scranton; Dave O’Hara, Florida; Paul Roche, Old Forge; Paul Biglin, Scranton; Tim Lavelle, Scranton and Bill Jackowitz, South Carolina. Submitted photos

Class of 1964, from left, first row, Carolyn Lucas Marazzo, Bethlehem; Barbara Dehaba, Scranton; Denise Brocavitch Lynott, Clarks Summit; Marita Kearney, Scranton; Janice Feder Lampos, Clarks Summit and Diane Deininger Loeiland, Moosic. Second row, Jeanne Flowers Bosher, Hanover Township; Art Werner, Scranton; Dan Loftus, Moosic; Marlene Layo Miller, Moosic; Ann Murphy Hogan, Peckville; Tom Brown, Scranton; Cathy McDonell Collins, West Pittston; Terry Padden, State College and Philip Boska, Wyoming.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_ABJ-Mega-60s-1964.jpgClass of 1964, from left, first row, Carolyn Lucas Marazzo, Bethlehem; Barbara Dehaba, Scranton; Denise Brocavitch Lynott, Clarks Summit; Marita Kearney, Scranton; Janice Feder Lampos, Clarks Summit and Diane Deininger Loeiland, Moosic. Second row, Jeanne Flowers Bosher, Hanover Township; Art Werner, Scranton; Dan Loftus, Moosic; Marlene Layo Miller, Moosic; Ann Murphy Hogan, Peckville; Tom Brown, Scranton; Cathy McDonell Collins, West Pittston; Terry Padden, State College and Philip Boska, Wyoming. Submitted photos

Crowned king and queen at the former St. Mary’s and South Catholic High Schools Mega 60s Reunion are Jim Holleran, Ohio (1965) and Denise Brocavitch Lynott, Clarks Summit (1964).
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_ABJ-Mega-60s-King-Queen.jpgCrowned king and queen at the former St. Mary’s and South Catholic High Schools Mega 60s Reunion are Jim Holleran, Ohio (1965) and Denise Brocavitch Lynott, Clarks Summit (1964). Submitted photos

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Information provided by the Mega 60s Reunion committee.

Information provided by the Mega 60s Reunion committee.

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