Grand Island High School Class of 1973

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Hello Class of 73 Classmates!! - July 2013
Our 40th year reunion is less than a week away! We hope you are excited as we, the committee, are to having this event become a reality! Here is a timeline for the weekend's Holiday events. Make sure you are where the Class of 73 will be!!
Wednesday, July 3rd - All Classes 3rd Annual Reunion at Mallwitz Bowling Alley. There will be music, cash bar and food to purchase. Stop by and see some old faces!
Thursday, July 4th - Road Race and Independence Day Parade, GI Blvd. with the VFW Post hosting a huge party immediately following the parade. EVERYONE will be there!
Friday, July 5th - Class of 73 Icebreaker at River Oaks Golf Club, East River and Whitehaven Rds., 7:00pm - 11:00pm Cash bar. EVERYONE is invited (all classes) to the icebreaker.
Saturday, July 6th - Class of 73 Cocktail/Dinner Reception at the Buffalo Launch Club, East River and Bush Roads, 5:00pm - 11:00pm. Reservations were needed! Six hour open bar, hors d'oeuvres, food stations, music and much, much more!! Business casual attire only. (Dress shorts acceptable).
Sunday, July 7th - Recuperate froM the weekends events! Remember, we are not 18 any more!!
Looking forward to a fantastic weekend of renewing old friendships - 40 years later!!
Also, anyone still looking to rent a room at the Holiday Inn - there are rooms available at a rate of $109/per night. Just mention you are with the "Grand Island Class of '73, Booking ID #1426083." These rooms are only available until Monday, July 1, 2013.

Class of 1973 Reunion Information - May 2013
Dear Classmates;
Thankfully, as our weather becomes more attuned to summer, time continues to move with it and thus we draw closer to our 40th reunion event in July. As we have previously addressed in past communications, the number of classmate responses to attend our cocktail and dinner event has been very favorable. To this extent, we are obligated to start providing a firm count of attendees to satisfy our vender and event requirements. In addition, our reunion book numbers must be to the publisher no later than June 1st. Therefore, the committee will simply not be able to accept further reservations for the cocktail and dinner event at the Buffalo Launch Club after this date (June 1st). We therefore encourage your prompt response if you are planning to attend this event and have yet to remit a check to cover you and/or your guests attendance. Payment for this event cannot be accepted after a final check for the Buffalo Launch Club has been drafted by the Committee.
As previously stipulated, the “Ice Breaker” has no reservation requirement nor cover charge to attend. If you are aware of any fellow classmates who are not receiving of our messages through the various social networks, we encourage you to kindly inform them of this message and of our time constraints.
See You In July
40th Reunion Committee

Class of 1973 Reunion Information - February 2013
The committee for the Class of '73 has finalized plans for the upcoming 40th year reunion. There will be an Icebreaker at the River Oaks Golf Club on Friday, July 5th from approximately 7:00pm to 11:00pm. There will be a cash bar and hors d'oeuvres. This event is open to the public. We extend the invitation to everyone interested in renewing some old friendships.
On Saturday, July 6th, the Class of '73 will hold a cocktail & dinner reception at the Buffalo Launch Club for classmates and their spouses or escorts only. This event will include 6 hours of premium bar, soft drinks, crudites, salad and carving stations, assorted pastas, sauces and a dessert station with complimentary coffee and tea. Cost is $80 per person or $150 per couple, payable in full by March 31st (non-refundable after March 31st). Make your checks out to: GIHS Class of 1973, and mail them to John Mondoux, 130 Pin Oak Circle, Grand Island, NY 14072. Please get your reservations in ASAP. For our out of town classmates, there is a limited block of discounted rooms available at the Holiday Inn. Mention you are with the 40th year reunion Class of 73.
We are still looking for some missing classmates. We have some with unconfirmed addresses and some with no information at all. We urge you to look at the missing classmates
list and if you know someone on there and have information on them, please forward to committee member Mike McDonough, 773-8000 ( or Tom Burke, 773-7073 ( Other committee members are Denise Filosofos (, Shirley Lewien Reitebach (, John Mondoux and Rod Raham.

Looking For Email Addresses - February 2013
The names listed are classmates with unconfirmed "snail" mail addresses or no information at all. Please check and if your name is posted or you know someone on the list, please confirm the address with the committee. Contact Mike McDonough at 773-8000 or Tom Burke at 773-7073. We would appreciate email addresses, so if you have one or know of anyone on this list, please forward to Denise Filosofos at

Looking For Email Addresses - January 2013
Making progress on the classmates list. Please review the attached list and contact Denise Filosofos at, Shirley Lewien Reitebach at, or Mike McDonough at

Class of 1973 - 40th Reunion - January 2013
The GIHS Class of 1973 reunion will be held at the Buffalo Launch Club on Saturday, July 6th. See flyer for complete details. Make sure to tell your fellow classmates!

Class of 1973 - 35th Reunion Photos - 2008
See 1973 Reunion Photos.
Send us your favorites (not to exceed eight at a time) for our consideration.

Class of '73 To Hold 35th Reunion 2008

Mike                                          Rick                    Ross
The Grand Island High School Class of 1973 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 5, 2008 at the Niagara Sailing Club. There will be a cash bar and no charge to attend. Donations towards the hall rental would be appreciated. Contact Mike McDonough at or Rick Raepple at, or Ross Kaiser.

Scroll down for Previous Class of 1973 reunions

More Class Reunion Photos

This is just one of the many photos posted at Mike McDonough's website. Just click McDonough. Be sure to scroll down for photos posted here!

Grand Island High School Class Of 1973 Reunion Photos - 2003

(left) Sue Radder, Ann Cheff and Sue Piszczek at the VFW

Kathy Minton, Eileen Braddell, Ann Cheff and Sue Radder at the VFW.

Shown front: Donna Webber, Sue Radder, Sue Piszczek, Ann Cheff;
(back) Chris Mehl, unidentified, Doug Pike, unidentified, Glenn
Combs, Cathy Kimberlin, Kathy Minton - at the Niagara Sailing Club

(front) Donna Webber, Sue Radder, Sue Piszczek,
Ann Cheff; (back) Chris Mehl, unidentified, Doug Pike,
Mrs. Pike?, Glenn Combs, Cathy Kimberlin - at the Niagara Sailing Club.

These photos, submitted by Sue Radder, were taken at the GIHS Class of 1973's thirtieth reunion over the July 4, 2003 weekend. Married names will be posted as they become available. Classmates are invited to submit pictures to for consideration on this page. Email to

Grand Island High School Class of '73 - 30th Reunion
7 p.m. July 5, 2003
Niagara Sailing Club
3619 East River Road
The Class of 1973 Reunion is open to other classes

Class of '73 Reunion 2003 Information
The Grand Island High School Class of 1973 planning committee members for the Summer 2003 reunion are Mike McDonough, Rick Raepple, Mark Gollwitzer and Ross Kaiser and are being assisted by Val Buckley Swain and Mike Costello. For more information or to be placed on the Class of '73 registry and become part of the 1973 class reunion, click the Class of 1973 Reunion form, fill it out and submit it. For further information, email Mike McDonough at

Class of 1973 - Missing Classmates
The information on the following classmates is either incorrect or incomplete.
It would be greatly appreciated if you could contact us with accurate information
that may enable us to contact these classmates about our 30th reunion.
e-mail: / phone: (716) 773-8000

Harry & Patricia Beal
Patricia Rodriguez
70 Camellia Ave.
Satellite Beach, FL 32937

David Gasbarro
127 Plymouth Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14201

Eric Hansen
2966 Grand Island Blvd.
Grand Island, NY 14072

Michael Hassert
223 79th St.
Niagara Falls, NY 14304

Gail Kavanaugh
4801 Rim Rock Road
Rockville, MD 20853

Michael D. Kenyon
1501 Cresta Road
Corona, CA 91719

Paul Olivieri
1401 West River Road
Grand Island, NY 14072

Robert Sepanski
104 Tine Island Drive
Osprey, FL 33559

Nancy Smith

Mike McLaughlin
7655 Dryer Road
Victor, NY 14564

Robert Price
2605 Broadway
Cheektowaga, NY 14227
Phone # ???

Susan Bennett

Rakesh Bharadwaj

Larry Birtz

Deborah Brown O'Dea

Joseph Costantino

Robert Derrick

Paul Gingrich

Evan Gould

Lillian Grimm

Mark Hall

Barbara Hendricks Skicewicy

Shawn Irwin

Janene Johnson Schaff

James Hoffer

S. Wayne Kennedy

Deborah Lazarz Andrzejewski

Curtis Leeds

Lisa Long Knowlton

Deborah Luippold Allinson

Lance Lundy

Norbert Mankiewicz

Pamela Melzer

Michael Miller

Jean Muench Costello

Sheryl Nabal Smith

Patricia Naukan

Terry & Jennifer Posluszny

Todd Rowe

Richard Sepanski

Gretta Simmons

Gary Small

Diane Smith

Barbara Sowden Walker

Mary Stewart Grimmerv

Cheryl Stickle Askew
1335 Glenham Dr.
N.E. Palm Bay, FL. 32905

Jeffery Thomas

Kathy Thomas

Barry Turnbull

John Turley

Linda Vanderbles Hammond

Wayne Watson

T. Clifford White

   Reunion Planners - send us your news and we will post it online on our front page with a link to this page with the "complete story." How about a picture of your class from the yearbook? We can scan it if that will help.

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