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12/26/01 : Joyce "Brown" Yensan Resident 1957-78, Sidway Class of '62 now in Scottsdale, AZ
12/26/01 : Ehde Beth Stamler Parrish Resident 1925-1945, Sidway Class of '38 now in Benton, Kentucky
12/19/01 : Doug Wagner Resident 1960-70, Class of '70 now in Woodstock, GA
12/19/01 : Linda "Lordo" Tennant Resident 1974-76 now in Rock Hill, SC comments: "We only lived there for 2 years (when I was in 2nd and 3rd grade at Huth Road), but the pleasant memories have remained for a lifetime!
12/19/01 : Joann Santospirito Resident 1970-present, Class of '77
12/19/01 : Bruce Rowland Resident 1975-86, class of '81 now in Missoula, MT comments: "Doing well in Montana. I often think of the great times with great friends in Grand Island!"
12/19/01 : John Podlucky Resident 1954-present, Class of '72
12/19/01 : Mary "Stewart" May Resident 1964-88, class of '82 now in Tonawanda, NY
12/19/01 : Pat "Kendzierski" Kratz Resident 1955-present comments: "I can't imagine living anywhere else
12/19/01 : Rosemary Kerins Resident 1989-present comments: "This is a beautiful site! You have done a great job. I will be back!"
12/19/01 : Kevin Kearney Resident 1965-99, Class of '80 now in Cheektowaga, NY comments: "I liked the river in the summer"
12/19/01 : Jeffrey Johnson Resident 1956-77, Class of '74 now in The Woodlands, TX comments: I remember walking/skating over to Strawberry Island from Beaver. It doesn't get that cold here. You have a great site!"
12/19/01 : Patty Jo "Yakowenko" Hughes Resident 1967-78, Class of '80 now in Ashland City, TN comments: "I was just on the Island last week, it was just as beautiful as ever! The people were so friendly and as always had a great time with my best friend since 5th grade, Patty Burns-Avery. Thanks Grand Island!"
12/19/01 : Charlie & Paula "Diefenbach" Grimm Resident 1958-76, Class of '72 & '76 now in Radcliff, KY comments: "Turner's, driving and boating around the island (not in this order of course). We come up at least once a year to visit family and friends at the 4th of July. Mostly, I love running into Mr. and Mrs. D. Bessel."
12/10/01 : Joanne "Senn" Widmer Resident 1951-73, Class of '67 now resides in Tampa, FL comments: "I rode around the Island this past summer when I was up visiting and although the Island has changed a bit in the past twenty-odd years, just being there brought back wonderful memories."
12/10/01 : Shelley "Arcouet" Smith Resident 1968-90, Class of '83 comments: "Thank you for keeping me up-to-date on GI events. I really like this site. You do a great job!"
12/10/01 : Mark Serio Resident 1971-77, Class of '74 now in Holiday, FL comments: "anybody remember?"
12/10/01 : Nina "Gibson" Serio Resident 1958-77, Class of 1976 now in Holiday, FL
12/10/01 : Michele "Rathmann" Kaczmarek Resident 1964-92, Class of '80 now in Orland, FL comments: "Happy holidays from all the Rathmann's here in sunny Orlando. I love the weather and don't miss the cold but I definitely wish my kids had the same opportunity to grow up on the Island like Mark and I did. I still slip and say "back home on the Island..." well I guess it always will be home to me. Looking forward to seeing everyone soon and my kids are well. Jacquie will be celebrating three years post transplant on Jan. 16 and Cory has joined the Navy delayed entry program, he plans to visit for about a month in July before going to boot camp. Amanda is doing well and very involved in Rainbow for girls. And go figure Mark is a Mason, joined the oldest lodge in FL and is very active and proud of that. I'm busy with Kidney Kids of Central FL. Happy holidays everyone, you are missed and thought of often."
12/10/01 : Linda Benzin Resident 1976-96, now in Smithville, NJ comments: "We are past Islanders. Just found your site and love it. Our children graduated from Grand Island and it's nice to keep informed about what's going on."
12/8/01 : Elizabeth "Dries" Farley Resident 1957-78, Class of 1971 now in Centennial, CO
12/7/01 : John Van Son Resident of Southlake, TX comments: My grandfather, John Henry Cornelius Van Son emigrated to Grand Island from Holland in 1874. My father and all my aunts and uncles were born on the island. I spent many happy hours at Edgewater Park, which was owned and operated by my uncle, William Voetsch, and the Voetsch family. My uncle, John C. Van Son was the founder and owner of the Grand Island Transit Company. Grand Island holds many special memories for me.
12/6/01 : Linda "Guenther" Aguilar Resident 1955-68, Class of 1968 now in North Tonawanda, NY
12/6/01 : Leslie "Manley" Baldwin Resident 1967-86, now in Freedom, NY comments: "I was reading Mike Podlucky's comments and it reminded that driving around the Island is something my girls and I do everytime we visit. It's tradition, and it's neat to see the beautiful new homes as well as point out some of my old haunts to my kids."
12/6/01 : Bob Beach Resident 1956-present, is a member of West River HomeOwners Assoc. comments: "Grand Island is a GREAT place to live."
12/6/01 : Kathleen "Group" Corneau Resident 1969-98, Class of '85.
12/6/01 : Joseph D'Ingillo Resident 1953-90, Class of '71 now in Las Vegas, NV comments: "Growing up in Sandy Beach, swimming in the river, hunting the wooded areas, fishing, snowmobiling or just hanging out with friends. No place on earth can compare. Grand Island will always be my home, no matter how far away I am. You truly are a Grand Place To Live!"
12/6/01 : Nathan Harpster Resident 1977-present, member of Grand Island Fire Company
12/6/01 : Rose Ann Krause Resident of Grand Island
12/6/01 : Peter Lindsey Resident 1953-80, now in Greensboro, NC comments: "My fondest memory of the Island was the summer and swimming and boating in the Niagara River. We'd swim until our eyes were red, water ski until we couldn't stand and sometimes take a boat trip to the Canadian side to see some girls we knew. There were also some fun times at Ceil and Chuck's and other assorted drinking establishments. Grand Island was a great place to grow up!"
12/6/01 : Mandy "Clare" Malaney Resident 1975-present, Class of '76 comments: "I would love to see Islanders more involved in our 150th birthday celebration! I feel we need more home town spirit! I'm originally from Toronto, however, I feel that Grand Island is my home and I'm proud to be here!"
12/6/01 : Jean "Dansberger" Marlin Resident 1951-95, Sidway Class of '54 now in Arkansas Pass, TX comments: "Grand Island will always be my home even if I live far away. My thoughts are always about Grand Island and my children and grandchildren who still reside on the Island. Thank you."
12/6/01 : Amy Padowski Class of 2001
12/6/01 : Uloo Phata Resident of Grand Island
12/6/01 : Al Popiel Resident of Grand Island
12/6/01 : John Robinson Resident 1967-94, Class of '86, member of Sandy Beach Yacht Club now in Gray, TN comments: "In my third year of medical school and thoroughly enjoying it! We miss the Island but love the weather in Tennessee."
12/6/01 : David Rogala Resident 1975-88, Class of '88
12/6/01 : Dorothy "Minor" Rowswell Resident 1966-present, member of Zonta, Golden Agers comments: "As I travel more, I take the lap top along, and truly enjoy keeping up with current news through Isledegrande. I have also re-connected with "old" acquaintances who have used Isledegrande to request that people contact them. Thank you for making it available to our community."
12/6/01 : Robin "Irons" Schultz Resident 1974-96, Class of '92 now in Tonawanda, NY comments: "Just want to say hi to everyone, I miss the island and the old gang. I hope everyone is well. I just had a little girl! I'm still a nurse at Childrens Hospital. I would love to hear from you guys! Take care."
12/6/01 : Peter Steinlein Resident 1964-78, Class of '77 now in Virginia Beach, VA comments: "I truly enjoyed living there. They had an excellent school system and I still keep in touch with my childhood friends. Hard to believe that many of my old teachers are retiring, time flies for sure."
12/6/01 : James Tranter Resident 1943-98, now in Ocala, FL comments: "We (my wife and myself) have many fond memories, having been married, raised our children and lived on the Island for most of our lives. Great folks and many friends missed now that we have moved."
12/6/01 : Patty "Bykowicz" Turner Resident 1967-present, Class of '86 comments: "I LOVE GRAND ISLAND. Plain and simple...I was born here and I couldn't imagine raising my children anywhere else. My husband, Tom (class of '84) and I discussed moving south but couldn't come up with a good reason to leave. We love the people, the seasons, and it's HOME! Most of our family is here too for the same exact reasons. Plus, where else can you live and go boating one week and snowmobiling the next???"
12/6/01 : Robin "Scudamore" Vertino Resident 1987-present.
12/6/01 : Lynn "Gaydica" Wuertzer Resident 1972-87, Class of '81, member of Teddy's Islettes Reunion, now in Hamburg, NY
11/28/01 : Kathleen "Minton" Czaplicki Resident 1960-77, Class of '73 now in Penrose, CO comments: "Wonderful memories of childhood in Sandy Beach...messages from friends always welcome and I will respond as soon as possible."
11/28/01 : Vicki "Link" Harnden Resident 1962-present, Class of '80 comments: "This site is wonderful! We love to see all old pictures, especially with our relatives."
11/28/01 : Michael and Lindsey Lawson Resident 1952-71, Class of '70 now in San Diego, CA comments: "Great place to grow up, live and visit. I was not to fond of the winter time, but enjoyed the white xmas. Summer was a blast!"
11/28/01 : Mike Podlucky Class of '66 comments: "It was great to come back to the Island and visit my brother John, his wife Joanne, my nieces Dannielle and Jenna, my nephew John and of course my Mom! We had a delectable pre-Thanksgiving feast at my brothers and enjoyed the good company. Got a chance to drive around the Island and it brought back so many great memories. What a place to call home!!"
11/28/01 : Roxanne Santa Lucia Resident 1981-2001, Class of 2000 now in Midland, MN comments: "I really miss the Island sometimes, but college is great!"
11/28/01 : Mary "Stang" Stang-Cooke Resident 1988-present, comments: "Can't wait to see the new format."
11/28/01 : Debbie "Guidone" Stein Resident 1968-83, Class of '78 now in Rowlett, TX comments: "Hello to everyone from the Stein family in Texas!! Happy Holidays!!"
11/28/01 : George E. Sullivan Resident 1962-2000, now in N. Fort Myers, FL comments: "miss all my friends on Grand Island. Was very active there and raised 5 children there. Jackie Kane, my oldest is still a resident on Island Park. Served 12 years on the town council and did all the labor negotiations for the town until Jim Pax left as supervisor."
11/26/01 : Nichole "Millar" King Resident 1975-1988, Class of '88 now in Turkey
11/25/01 : Nicole "Albini" Clifton Resident 1973-95, Class of '91 now in Salem, VA comments: I would like to hear from any old classmates.
11/23/01 : JoAnn Kennedy Resident 1961-79, Class of '77 now in Houston, TX
11/22/01 : Kay Tabron Resident 1975-present, Class of '82
11/21/01 : Linda Jacobs DeCocq Resident 1963-86, Class of '81 now in Pittsford, NY
11/21/01 : John Podlucky Resident 1982-present, Class of '00
11/21/01 : Tricia Suszek Resident 1974-97, Class of '92 now in Tampa, FL comments: Even though I now live in Florida, Grand Island will always be my home. I grew up there, my family still resides there, and all of my cherished memories are there.
11/21/01 : Wayne Weis Resident 1969-79, Class of '78 now in Hamilton, Ontario comments: I hope to someday return to the island. I now have two children of my own, and I can't imagine a better place to be a kid, than Grand Island.
11/20/01 : Glenn Bauer Resident 1957-77, Class of '72 now in Kissimmee, FL comments: Grew up in Riverdale sub. Then lived on Bedell Rd, in the early seventies. Loved to fish at the Bedell House and had boats at Anchor Marina.
11/20/01 : Reid Gibson Resident 1959-present, Class of '73 comments: this is a great site , I will be forwarding it to my Family, they are all out of the area now.
11/20/01 : Tina "Furgele" Gamboian Resident 1970-94, Class of '88 now in Trumbull, CT comments: The website looks great! I have been able to communicate with old friends thanks to isledegrande.com
11/19/01 : Kathy "Wasson" Fowler Resident 1965-76, Class of '75 now in Stockton, NY comments: Our family has been on Grand Island since 1965 and most are still there. It was a great place to grow up, also safe. Everyone knew just about everyone back in the days, haha. One big family you could say. To all my family and friends, love ya. Kathy
11/19/01 : Lara Akinbami Resident 1970-85, Class of '85 now in Kensington, MD
11/18/01 : Marion Gibb Herkimer comments: I visit my cousin on Grand Island and enjoy my stay.
11/18/01 : Kim Lynch Resident 1983-93 comments: I lived on the Island for 10 years on Riverdale Drive. I attended St. Stephen's and Kaegebein, and would have been part of the 2000 graduating class of GIHS. But, after my 5th grade year I moved to Wesley Chapel, FL (about 30 min north of Tampa). I do miss Grand Island, but I'd never move back.
11/18/01 : Heather Lonberger Hill Resident 1979-present, Class of '88
11/18/01 : Sue Radder Resident until 1994, Class of '73 now in Ft. Meyers, FL comments: Grand Island was an excellent place to grow up. It had so much of that small town friendliness that you don't see enough of these days! I miss GI and all the people I grew up with! I enjoy reading about GI and keeping updated a bit with what's happening on the Island! It's a great way to keep in touch a little.
11/17/01 : Kathleen "Beauchamp" Hyland Resident 1967-present, Class of '83
11/16/01 : Margie Benevento comments: I teach on Grand Island and enjoy keeping up on Island News especially within the schools.
11/16/01 : Patty Fike Resident 2000-present comments: I Moved to the Island from Pennsylvania 16 months ago. My husbands job transferred and Grand Island was one of the first places that we looked for a home, I fell in love with this place! The hospitality is overwhelming! I am proud to call Grand Island Home!
11/13/01 : Patricia "Nassoiy" Colville Resident 1940-50,comments: Your website is fun. I found my sister's second grade class picture and my old neighbor kids in the Sandy Beach Softball team.
11/13/01 : Stacy Bryce Resident-1995, now in Arizona comments: I loved living on Grand Island the short while I got to stay. Everyone made me feel at home. I am looking for one inparticular her name is JANICE KHREIS I lived next door to her on Ransom Road. If anyone has contact or info please e-mail me. Thank you Grand Island for being a place I'll never forget.
11/11/01 : Kristin Kreller Resident 1988-97, Class of '97, now in Bethleham, GA comments: I moved to Georgia in '97. Had a lot of fun growing up on the Island. Too many great memories. To all my friends and Grand Island "I miss you."
11/11/01 : Elisa "Krok" Trett Resident 1972-90 Class of '86 now in Las Vegas, NV
11/9/01 : Megan Malaney Resident 1983-present, Class of '01
11/8/01 : Bill Morrish Resident 1973-present
11/8/01 : Larissa Thompson Resident 1985-present, Class of '03
11/7/01 : Mary McNamara Resident 1971-72, Class of '71 now in Cammeray, NSW, Australia comments: I was a Rotary Exchange student from Australia in the class of 71 at Grand Island High. Have wonderful memories of my year there. Would love to hear from any of my former classmates.
11/7/01 : Marilyn "Maurer" Lewis Resident 1943-present, Sidway Class of '58
11/7/01 : Bridget "Sereno" Castillo Resident 1991-present
11/6/01 : Gregory Butcher Resident 1969-present, Class of '88
11/6/01 : Suzy "Mailloux" Sica Resident 1954-67, Sidway Class of '60 now in Savannah, GA
11/5/01 : Luanne "Bush" Monette Resident 1966-89, Class of '84 now in Tonawanda, NY comments: I love GI!!!
11/5/01 : Tom Frampton Resident 1952-'65, Sidway Class of '61 now in Greensboro, NC comments: I graduated from LaSalle Senior 1964 and joined the Navy in February 1965 and stayed in for 27 years.
11/4/01 : James Wiswall Class of 1999
11/4/01 : Christina Galbreath Resident 1978-'00, Class of '96 now in Hilton Head Island, SC
11/3/01 : Kevin Morrissey Class of 1982
11/3/01 : Christopher Mahiques Resident 1986-present, Class of '04
11/2/01 : Ann Weingartner Resident 1941-59, Sidway Class of '51 now in Little Silver, NJ comments: Great site! Just happened upon it and found it very informative. Hope to be there next year for the Sidway reunion. How is Miss Connor?
11/1/01 : Doreen Rein Resident 1963-77, Class of '74 now in Rochester, NY comments: I recently took a drive through my old neighborhood by Kaegebein School. Did those houses shrink since I was there last??
10/31/01 : Valerie "Green" Buerster Resident 1965-76, Class of '75 now in Escondido, CA comments: Hi Guys, does anyone know where Jacquie Thomas Myles is? I hope to visit the Island for the first time since 1977 this spring.
10/30/01 : Chuck Morris Resident 1970-76, Class of '77 now in Toledo, OH comments: GI was my favorite town to live in, I consider the island my home town, my brother Bob still lives on the island. My other brother Paul Ackley lives in Columbus, OH about two hours from where I live in Toledo, OH. I'm doing great here with my wife and 2 children. My son is 9, and my daughter is 3. Feel free to contact me via the net. Thank you for this web page.
10/28/01 : Becky "Kaegebein" Croke comments: My father is E. William Kaegebein, youngest child of William M and Dora Kaegebein. I have wonderful memories of visiting my grandparents on the farm and Uncle Elmer Kaegebein on the island as a child. My aunt Hazel (Wally) DeGlopper still live there. I love to hear their stories from their childhoods.
10/28/01 : Kevin McQuaid Resident 1958-'75, Class of '76 now in Longview, TX comments: Miss the Island tremendously, memories of Fall, football, though not fond of "two-a-days", swim team, friends, family, school, hockey, winter nights on the pond skating under the stars, the river, camraderie.
10/28/01 : Dave Burke Resident 1961-'76, Class of '71 now in Panama City, FL
10/24/01 : Justin Wallace Resident 1981-'96, Class of '94 now in Ohio comments: Dawg Pound Team 6
10/24/01 : Steven Grunzweig Resident 1967-present
10/22/01 : Nicole Kalisz Resident 1996-present, Class of '01 comments: Grand Island is grand.
10/22/01 : Cathy "Zoltoski" Alaimo Resident 1965-83, Class of '83 now in Wilkes-Barre, PA
10/21/01 : Michelle Ankenbauer Resident 1974-'98, Class of '92 now in Buffalo, NY
10/21/01 : Dorothy "Waltman" Dillemuth Resident 1939-'80, Sidway Class of '41 now in Houston, PA comments: As I scanned the guest book I was pleased to note the names of so many friends, former students, former neighbors and classmates. I would love to hear from you. I graduated from Sidway - Class of 1941 and Tonawanda Class of 1945. I began teaching at Sidway in 1953 and continued in the system until 1980 - When I moved to Greene, New York and then to my current home just south of Pittsburgh.
10/20/01 : Jean "Holland" Wintonyk Resident 1952-75, now in Kerrville, TX comments: Husband Jim retired in 1974 and we moved to Texas in 1975. Grand Island was my 'heaven on earth' and still miss it.
10/20/01 : Rob MacNeil Resident-present, Class of '95
10/18/01 : Andrew Conta Resident 1968-present, Class of '87 comments: I am currently doing research of the Island. I am a full time student at Niagara County Comm. College and community studies requires us to research our place of residence. Being an Island resident for 33 years I have a ton of knowledge of the Island... But if you could help me out a bit I would like to hear from you on the history of the Island.
10/17/01 : Roxanne Santa Lucia Resident 1981-'00, Class of '00 now in Midland, MI
10/16/01 : Kevin Lipp Resident 1960-present, Class of '78
10/16/01 : Tom Fritschi Resident 1954-74, Class of '69 now in Wheatfield, NY comments: In the late summer of 1967 or 1968, several neighborhood kids and friends formed informal backyard baseball teams and played games in cutout fields on Long Road. My team, the Bedell Bombers (Tom Fritschi, Paul Fritschi, Mark Godfrey, Doug Juen, and Jim Harmaty) beat Pedlow's Paperhangers (Jim Pedlow, Walt Skotniki, Jim Fuller,and several other younger kids) by a score of 82 to 6 !!!(The home run line was ridiculously close and we just kept belting them over).
10/16/01 : Lisa "Pauley" McLeod Resident 1961-97, Class of '80 now in Lexington, KY comments: Since moving to Lexington our family have all said that we miss the river,the snow(believe it or not) the sense of community,our big back yard,walks along the West River Pkwy.,waterskiing,the kids & our old friends and holidays with family members.
10/15/01 : Kristin "Adamczyk" Watson Resident 1977-92, Class of '88 comments: LOOKING FOR TENA DIMARTILE
10/15/01 : Dory "Smith" Matwijkow Resident-present, Class of '82 comments: Moved back to Grand Island 1 year ago. Feels like I never left!
10/14/01 : Kathleen "Daley" Ricci Resident 1974-present
10/12/01 : Colleen Coughlin Resident-present, Class of '01
10/12/01 : Paula "Riggs" Olmstead Resident 1976-96, Class of '87 now in Tonawanda,NY
10/11/01 : James Prince Resident 1968-86, Class of '82 now in Yorktown, VA comments: Married Stacey in 1994 and have two daughters, Katie & Sarah.Work for Hewlett Packard since 1990.Miss the hot tub parties & St. Angelo's chicken wings. :-) Website
10/10/01 : Mike Podlucky Resident 1952-71, Class of '66 comments: Like all other Islanders I am truly saddened at the loss of a legend, Coach Masters. Having had the privilege of playing on the first Championship team he literally built from scratch was a real lesson in determination and a passion to win. He was always there when my family needed him. I am not only proud to call him "Coach" but friend as well. Coach, thanks for giving your heart and soul to each of us at GI High for the last 37 years!!!!
10/10/01 : Julia "Sutherland" Nicholson Resident 1977-99, Class of '95 now in Hilton Head Island, SC
10/10/01 : Sara Panfil Resident 1980-82, Class of '82 now in Fullerton, CA
10/9/01 : Sue "Hosford" Cruz, Resident 1980-82, Class of '82 now in Fullerton, CA
10/9/01 : Ryan Applegate, Resident 1982-94, Class of '94
10/9/01 : Desiree Reger, Resident 1999-present
10/8/01 : Ryanne Clingersmith, Resident 1986-present, Class of '03
10/8/01 : Susanne "Miller" Tranter, Resident 1956-94, Class of '68 now in Tonawanda, NY comments: "Ceil an Chuck's" was the greatest place to meet freinds and play a little pool. The French fries were awesome and the burgers colossal!! Joncaires, a beautiful spot on the West River. Wonderful walks on the boardwalk at the Beaver Island Casino. Mesmer's Dairy with their vanilla and cherry cokes. The Open House restaurant after a sock hop. Grand Island will always be my home in my heart.
10/8/01 : Janet "Mistretta" Goodsell, Resident 1952-present, Sidway Class of '55
10/6/01 : Charles LeMaster Resident 1972-86, Class of '86 now in Virginia Beach, VA
10/5/01 : Barbara "Duncan" Ochs Resident 1951-76, Sidway Class of '55 now in Port Orange, FL comments: Loved the old photos!!! We are planning to come for the Sidway Reunion next July, and as much of the week before as we can. Would enjoy hearing from other Islanders in my age group!!
10/4/01 : Janie Martin Resident 1977-00, Class of '77
10/4/01 : Daniel Hiam Resident 1987-00, Class of '96
10/4/01 : Mark Serio Resident 1971-77, Class of '74 now in Holiday, FL comments: we left after blizzard of 77, first visit back, a family reunion for the Gibsons, summer of 2000. We had a great time, stayed in a local motel, saw all the old hangouts, some great boat racing on the Niagara and of course all the tourist spots. Still as pretty as I remember it! Also was back for Dave Vaught's mothers funeral. It was first week of January, still as miserable as I remember it! Great site!
10/3/01 : Paul Fields Resident 1992-present, comments: We enjoy Grand Island living. It truly is the Jewel of the Niagara!
10/3/01 : Arthur Doermer Resident 1962-78, Class of '77 now in New York City, NY comments: Haved lived in NYC for the past 20 years.
10/2/01 : Brenda "Smith" Urgo Resident 1975-84, Class of '83 now in Virginia Beach, VA
10/2/01 : Chris "Petersen" Waterson Resident-past, Class of '82 comments: This website is great because all of us islanders who have moved away are still able to see what's going on back "home"! Thanks for keeping my past alive for me!!! Hope to see all my friends soon! Maybe we'll come home for a visit in 2002!!! Love to all!!!!
9/29/01 : Nate Slotiuk Resident 1950-present, Class of '68 comments: Great website best of the best!!!!!!
9/29/01 : Kathleen "Brennan" Murphy Resident-past, Class of '88 now in Rochester, NY comments: I've been happily married for 4 years and have 3 beautiful sons. I'm so glad my cousin sent me this website--It's GREAT to look back at the great memories people have of GI. I miss GI very much and all the great times I have had there!! Hope to hear from some of you!!To my bestest friend--Lynnmarie "Mann" Andrews--I will always cherish all the GREAT memories we have shared--your the GREATEST!!! "IEEEEEE"
9/28/01 : Lynn Marie "Mann" Andrews Resident 1971-88, Class of '88 now in NC comments: Happily married w/husband and 2 children! Reside in North Carolina!! :o)...A BIG HELLO to all my buddies back home!!(or wherever you all may be??) "I miss the good 'ol days"...lol to my BEST FRIEND Kathleen (Brennan) Murphy, after all these years!!: "IEEEEEEEEE" xo
9/27/01 : Jacqueline Moran Resident 1973-present, Class of '91 comments: I am a single mother of two daughters, Allison and Sydney. I am currently attending college, majoring in Special Education. I had a wonderful time at the reunion this year. It was great to see everyone after all these years. Good luck to everyone over the next ten years until the next reunion. Take care.
9/26/01 : Ray Lee Kaiser Resident 1942-69, Sidway Class of '57 now in East Amherst comments: Still have my Sidway ring !! Wrote for a column in "Island Dispatch" called Yesteryears. Our Island has a lot of history!! Anyone remembers me, contact me!!
9/26/01 : Janice "Vitello" Ahne Resident 1997-present
9/26/01 : Ron "Buckets" Milkas Resident 1965-88, Class of '88 now in Waycross, GA comments: Hello everyone, from Georgia. Just checking up to see how my old friends are doing.
9/25/01 : Dorothy "Minor" Rowswell Resident 1966-present
9/24/01 : Anthony Genco Resident 1993-present
9/24/01 : Danielle "Normandin" McGavisk Resident 1970-89, Class of '88 now in Newark, NY comments: I am currently a high school counselor in Newark, NY. Some of my best memories have been during MY high school years. GIHS is the best. The teachers, and community created a very supportive, safe and educationally sound environment for ALL students. There were and are great role models on the island for kids. Thank You!
9/24/01 : Bill Conboy Resident 1975-'81, now in Albany, NY comments: Hope all is well in Grand Island. Hope to hear from anyone who remembers my name.
9/23/01 : Jim Zilliox Resident 1987-present, Class of '05
9/22/01 : Theresa Quider Resident-present
9/19/01 : Jason Jackson Resident-present, Class of '08
9/18/01 : Kevin Buzzelli Resident 1990-present, Class of '03 comments: Kevin Buzzelli, one of the greatest GIHS XC, and Track superstars.
9/17/01 : Michael Beckage Resident 1981-present
9/15/01 : Deni "Morgan" Bates Resident 1976-'00, Class '94 now in Plainsboro, NJ comments: I love my new life, but I miss my Island! Take good care of it while I'm gone.
9/15/01 : Lisa Bagley Resident-present, Class of '02
9/14/01 : Trish "Rafe" Quarles Resident 1964-79, Class '82 now in Orlando, FL
9/14/01 : Gordy Green Resident 1968-77, Class of '75 now in Arnold, MO
9/13/01 : Kathy "Brennan" Murphy Resident 1972-98, Class of '88 now in Rochester, NY
9/12/01 : Joanne "Slotiuk" Federspiel Resident 1955-present, Class of '73
9/11/01 : Christopher Beckage Resident 1980-97, Class of '92 now in East Amherst, NY
9/11/01 : Cindy "Hiam" Kalinowski Resident 1996-present
9/10/01 : Bob Robinson Resident 1940-59, Sidway Class of '51 now in Buffalo, NY
9/10/01 : Mona "Yuhas" Hemeon Resident 1972-82, Class of 1977 now in Danvers, MA comments: Living North of Boston. Married with 3 children. Work as an Rn in Boston.
9/10/01 : Bryan Fred Resident 1969-'93, Class of '87 now in London, United Kingdom
9/9/01 : Jenni Watkins Resident 1986-'00, now in Brighton, MI comments: I went up to 8th grade on Grand Island. Now we live in Brighton, Michigan. I love Brighton, and especially the marching band at Brighton High.The high school is awesome, 2300 kids. Our marching band is the biggest in Michigan, 250 kids. However, there is no place like Grand Island!
9/8/01 : Sharon "McMahon" Tokash Resident 1945-'95, now in Panama City, FL comments: looking for Kathy Grycel
9/7/01 : Nancy "Richard" Moran Resident 1966-present, Class of '78
9/6/01 : Kate Morgan Resident 1982-'00, Class of '00, now in Atlanta, GA
9/6/01 : Kelly Cook Resident 1966-present, Class '84
9/5/01 : Danielle McInerney Resident 1983-95, Class of '94 now in Dover, NH
9/5/01 : Mandy Malaney Resident 1975-present, Class of '76
9/4/01 : Charles Grunzweig Resident 1962-88, Class of '80
9/4/01 : Frank DelSignore Resident-present, Class of '82
9/3/01 : Greg Przystal Resident-present, Class of '88
9/2/01 : Todd Wisner Resident 1971-91, Class of '87
9/2/01 : Christopher Nowakowski Resident 1979-'84, Class of '84 now in Granger, IN
8/31/01 : Satyugjit Virk Resident 1983-'01, Class of '01 comments: I've grown up on the island my whole childhood. It's an amazing place to live and I hope to give back to it one day. Although I'm very happy in California, I will always have fond memories of Grand Island and wish the same amazing memories for generation upon generation of islanders to come.
8/31/01 : Kristen Tollner Resident-present, Class of '94
8/31/01 : Kristia Gatti Class of '01 now in Miami Shores, FL comments: Now going to school in sunny Miami, FL at Barry University
8/31/01 : Steven Bindics Resident 2000-present
8/31/01 : Robert Waechter now in Lenexa, KS comments: My father and his wife have been residents of Grand Island since 1965. I have been visiting them since 1966 and annually continue to do so. I have many fond memories of coming to Grand Island prior to entering the Marine Corps in 1966 and subsequently "coming home" to the Island from Vietnam twice in 1968. I have visited your web site for a couple of years now and I am impressed by all the ongoing additions and improvements. I still have this "dream" that someday Grand Island will be the place I retire to.
8/30/01 : Arnott Moore, Jr. Resident 1936-'50, now in San Antonio, TX
8/29/01 : Cindy "Senn" Bindics Resident 1949-present, Class of '67
8/28/01 : Tracy Yeoman Resident 1980-'85, now in Las Vegas, NV comments: Sal, Jackie, and Kids: Hello, its Tracy... Trying to see how you guys are doing. Please get in touch with me, Natalie and I have been having dreams about you guys...We miss you guys. Hows Little Sal and Angela. Maressa and Blake talk about them alot...Please My email is listed. I hope..
8/26/01 : Bridget "McMahon" Anderson Resident-present, Class of '68
8/24/01 : Paula Sciuk Resident 1958-present, Class of '75 comments: I graduated from Sidway with the first 6th grade class to attend the newly opened Middle School. I truly enjoy living here - Grand Island is WNY's best kept secret!
8/23/01 : Jo Ann (Sarah) "Andrus" Williams-Padula Resident 1936-84, now in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL comments: I am a direct descendant of one of the original settlers of GI (Staleys). One sister, Rita Zich still lives on the homestead. My fondest memories are of the years I spent working in different capacities with the GI Penny Saver & Island Dispatch as well as tooling around with my best friend, Joan James Hughes who now lives in FL and whom I will visit soon. I am actually sad to see how GI has changed. "You can't go home again." I do miss the Island and the friends I had there, although so many of them now live in FL. I've "met" a few on the I'net. God Bless Grand Island.
8/23/01 : Rich Anderson Resident 1957-present, Class of '67
8/22/01 : Marlaine Kaniecki Resident 1957-present, Class of '68
8/22/01 : Joe & Lori "Ewert" Berlinger Resident 1967-82, Class of '82 comments: Very good site. An excellent way to follow-up on friends. Since almost the entire Berlinger/Ewert family is back residing on the Island. There is no better place!
8/22/01 : Mike D'Addieco Resident 1968-present, Class of '75
8/21/01 : Belinda Hazlett Resident 1977-1995, Class of '92 now in Lyndhurst, NJ
8/21/01 : Joanne "Kozek" Stiller Resident 1966-present, Class of '76
8/21/01 : Bob McDonnell Resident-present, Class of '69
8/19/01 : Jim Boettcher Resident 1947-81, Sidway Class of '62 now in Ridgeland, MS comments: I hope those who become members of the Island family find happiness. It was a pleasure to grow up there and I miss the closeness that those of us lucky enough to grow up and go to Sidway,as it was an experience I believe anyone from off the island will never know.
8/18/01 : Tim Pauly Resident 1971-1986 now in Radford,VA comments: It's been a long time since I've been in contact with anyone from the Island. Lived on GI from 6 mos old to 15 years old. Fond memories of tubing down the river, Mr. Ryder's creek, 3 wheeling with Bill Henderson, hanging out with Tom Certo and Sean Rutkoski, and of course, the youth group at Bible Pres. Moved from GI in 1986, lived in various places in NY until very recently. Now living in Radford VA with my wife, Susan, who is from Rochester, and our many children
8/18/01 : Barb Rondeau Resident 1992-01 now in New Kent, VA comments: We recently moved from G.I. to New Kent,VA and miss everyone a great deal. Hello to all our friends.
8/17/01 : Penny Moher Resident-present, Class of '75
8/17/01 : Sabrina Hooper Resident 1980-00, Class of '98 now in Jacksonville, NC comments: I'm glad I'm gone, I love it here.
8/17/01 : Mike Laughlin Class of '84 now in Hamburg, NY
8/17/01 : Frederick Schutt Resident 1943-1970, Sidway Class of '55 now in Colstrip, MT comments: I was raised on the big Schutt farm on Bedell & Stoney Point Rds. Went to Sidway, graduating 1955, then Tonawanda High graduating 1958. The Clown House was my favorite hangout, and Marty's Mobile service. Belonged to Road Rebels Car club, and the Gear Jammers Car Club. "Bud" Link was my streetrod hero. Miss Connor (Big Red) was my inspiration for life. Russell Hill was my best friend and his parents were my 2nd family. Many fond memories of my growing up on the Island.
8/16/01 : Paul F Kane Sr Resident 1979-present, comments: Grand Island is a great town with great people
8/16/01 : Jennifer "Kane" Mackedon Resident 1983-98, Class of '94 now in Clearwater, FL
8/16/01 : Phyllis Martin Resident 1954-present, Class of '72 comments: Excellent website.
8/15/01 : Kathie "Dill" Norris Resident - present, comments: I have lived on G.I. for past 4 years, moving here from KY (near Cinti). I enjoy living & working here, (except for the snow of course, that's why I bought 4x4 SUV). My 2 children did or still attend(ed) Gr. Isl High and also like the school & have established a few friends along the way. I joined the G. I. Lions Club last year (1 of the first women for our local club), in hopes of meeting new people, since I have no family or friends from this area. My fiance' is a lifelong resident & brought me here. It is a nice community and people are friendly, but as it is my old hometown (17,000 people), it's hard to fit in when everybody knows everybody.
8/14/01 : Ann Gibbs Resident 1963-81, now in Elbridge, NY comments: Hi, Everyone: We lived on Alt Blvd. for almost 20 years.All six of our children were raised there. We loved the Island and still miss it. l worked at Grand Island High School for 13 years, in the cafeteria. Would love to hear from our old friends and neighbors. Best Regards
8/14/01 : Dean Larsen Resident 1957-97, Class of '75 now in Claremont, NC
8/14/01 : Mark Long Resident 1947-59, Sidway Class of '59, now in Winder, GA comments: I am looking forward to the 2002 reunion and other events planned for next summer. After I completed 9th grade at Sidway in 1959, our family moved to Atlanta and I've only been back 4 or 5 times since then. I still have a lot of relatives and classmates living on the Island.
8/14/01 : Bob Mesmer Resident 1973-00, Class of '92
8/13/01 : Tracey "Normandin" Duffy Resident 1965-88, Class of '82 now in Orchard Park, NY
8/13/01 : Dave Karb Resident 1967-present comments: I am researching grand island history for the play. It would help if I could get Dispatch frontpages from 1952 to present, any help would be appreciated. Thanks
8/12/01 : Marilyn & J. Synakowski comments: Thank You Giecom.net For this website
8/11/01 : David "Duffy" McNerney Resident 1955-73,Class of '73 now in Prunedale, CA
8/11/01 : Stephen Cornell now in Bradenton, FL comments: Been in touch by email and internet with a few of my old GI classmates.
8/10/01 : Fred Mellon Resident 1979-01, now in Indian Trail, NC comments: We sure miss the Island and all our friends. The climate is a little hotter here in NC. Support your local service organizations they need your help to help others!
8/10/01 : Janie "Costin" Rocks Resident 1944-54, Sidway Class of '57 now in Thousand Oaks, CA comments: I love this newsletter! Can't wait for more news about the sesquicentennial. I fondly remember the Centenial in 1952! My cousin Douglas Hart was born that week! He lives in Atlanta. His parents Jack and Rita Hart live in Tucson, Az. Thanks, for happy grade school memories!
8/9/01 : Nancy Weppner Class of '91
8/9/01 : Carol "MacDonald" Ganster Sidway Class of 1954 now in Tonawanda, NY (new e-mail address)
8/8/01 : Robin "Spillers" Miller Resident 1987-95, Class of '94 now Lockport, NY
8/8/01 : Mary (Olsen) Becker Resident 1950-60, Sidway Class of '54 now in Bradenton, FL (new e-mail address)
8/8/01 : Tracy "Turner" Allen Resident 1967-86, Class of '82 now in Garner, NC comments: Hi, Just a quick note. Roxanne, if you read this please update your email address. I have gotten return mail. I love where I am now but do miss the Island and my family and friends.
8/7/01 : Crystal "Madole" Umberger Resident 1982-91, Class of '87 now in Lexington Park, MD
8/6/01 : Richard Harris Resident 1958-71, Class of '67 now in Denville, NJ
8/5/01 : Mark Karcher Resident 1999-present comments: Glad I saw the sign on someone's car or I would not have known about this site.
8/4/01 : Cynthia (Cindy) "Austin" Zurek Resident 1951-69, Class of '69 now in Kenmore, NY comments: On Friday, Aug 3rd, we said good-bye to one of our "Island pioneers"..Charlotte Guenther Roesch was like a second "Mother Hen" to alot of kids - especially the rat pack from Ferry Village...she gave alot of us our first job at the infamous Hot Dog Stand, watched over us as we swam in the small section of river most of us called the 'bathtub' in front of the saloon and even turned her head while we watched the boat races from the roof of the Bedell House...she was one "Classy Dame" and will be missed by many...
8/2/01 : Marcia Grosstephan Class of '94
8/1/01 : Carrie-Anne Badame Resident 1975-93, Class of '93 (class president) now in Santa Cruz, CA
7/31/01 : Annie "Fabiano" Carlson Resident 1963-present, Class of '81 comments: class of 1981 please keep me updated with address and email changes for future reunions..email me or mail me your addresses.
7/30/01 : Patricia Schafer Resident 1978-present
7/30/01 : Andrew Rupp Resident 1968-present, Class of '86.
7/30/01 : Denise Meyers-Rezabek Resident-present
7/29/01 : Patrick Kelly Resident 1993-present
7/27/01 : Laurie "Irvine" Rodriguez Resident 1977-98, Class of '86,now in Baraboo, WI
7/27/01 : Sally "Oberkircher" Foks New e-mail address
7/25/01 : Christi King Resident 2001-present
7/24/01 : Carole Ford Resident 1959-1979, Class of '77 now in Owosso, MI
7/23/01 : Marie "Fox" Vallina Resident 1982-present
7/22/01 : Beth Dietrich Now in Australia as an exchange student comments: If you could forward this to as many people as you think I know, I would be really appreciative. Thanks everyone and I miss you all tons!!! Australia is great!
7/22/01 : Michele "Beauchamp" White Resident 1964-96, Class of '82 now in Lubbock, TX
7/22/01 : Joseph Suppa Resident 1980-present, Photographer.
7/19/01 : Michael Fischetti Resident 1963-75, Class of '74 now in Sterling, VA
7/19/01 : Jacqueline "Griffith" Filosofos Resident 1951-90, now in Ft. Lauderdale, FL comments: We still come back at least once a year if not more. Ted loves it so much he wants to be buried there when its his time. Our daughter Denise still lives in our home. We have many fond memories and friends still on the Island and we will always call it home.
7/19/01 : Patti "Yakowenko" Hughes Class of '80 now in Ashland City, TN comments: I just wanted to thank Isledegrande for the coloring contest. My 12-year-old son entered the July 4th contest and won in his age group. He was very excited to see his coloring on the front cover of this website, then winning and yesterday receiving his own UPS package! Anthony received a huge set of gel pens in a case, a waterproof holder-neck chain that said Grand Island on it with a G.I. notepad. It was so nice!!! Thank-you
7/18/01 : Karen "Willard" Brooks Resident 1964-87, Class of '82, now in Davie, FL
7/18/01 : Tim McGraw Resident 1978-'90, Class of '86 now in Kenmore, NY
7/17/01 : Matthew Lewis Resident 1959-present, Class of 78 comments: Just click your heels together three times and repeat after me !!!!
7/17/01 : Danielle "Miller" Gworek Resident-present
7/17/01 : Cathy "Fancher" Mongielo Class of '97 now in Los Angeles, CA
7/16/01 : Jennifer "Schmidt" Peresie Resident-present,Class of '84
7/16/01 : Susan Sorci Resident 1995-present
7/16/01 : Lee Allen Resident 1970-82/present, Class of '77
7/16/01 : Deena "Tutwiler" Przystal Class of '91
7/16/01 : Brent Fred Resident 1968-'91, Class of '86 now in Tonawanda, NY
7/14/01 : Alaina "Rowswell" Kulikowski Class of '85, Resident-present
7/13/01 : Michael Moritz Resident 2001-present
7/13/01 : David Stoll (Bartram) Resident 1966-77, now in Reading,England
7/13/01 : Mike Mehltretter Resident 1994-present, Class of '02 Website
7/13/01 : Barbara Kirsch Resident 1984-present
7/13/01 : William Morrissey Resident 1967-present
7/12/01 : Beverly "Link" Ahr Resident 1960-87, Class of '76 now in Boston,NY
7/12/01 : Abby "Baker" Brewer Resident 1959-76, Class of '77
7/12/01 : Angela Heim Now in North Tonawanda, NY comments: Hi, Worked at WHLD for some time...my fondest memories of Grand Island are going to Fantasy Island back in the "Fun-WOW" hey-day.
7/12/01 : Svea Schroeder Resident 1993-94,Class of '94 now in Hannover, Germany comments: Exchange student from Germany
7/11/01 : Alka "Moudgil" Velayudam Resident 1972-present, Class of '89 comments: This was the best place to grow up. I hope I can give my son the same.
7/11/01 : Ella "Johns" Abate Resident 1980-present
7/11/01 : Sandra "Krebs" Santorio Resident 1972-present, Class of '90
7/10/01 : Sybil Kennedy Resident 1960-present
7/9/01 : J.P. Kennedy Resident 1992-present, Class of '81
7/9/01 : Tom DeBole Resident 1970-88, Class of '88 now in Portsmouth, RI
7/9/01 : Craig Krystof Resident 1969-77, Class of '76 now in Lakeview, NY
7/9/01 : Mark Coffey Resident 1978-present
7/8/01 : Diane "Bykowicz" Hassan Resident 1966-present, Class of '70 comments: I've lived on Grand Island for 35 years and have never felt the desire to move. My family currently has three generations residing here and loving it.
7/7/01 : Andrea "Zuchowski" Burrows Resident 1969-77 comments: This web site was fun to browse. My family lived on Grand Island during the early to mid 70's. My Grandfather was superintendent of Beaver Island Park for over twenty years. Ah- the stories my father tells about the park and of his duck hunting adventures are hysterical. My father's family remained on the island for many years and have since moved away. Thank you.
7/6/01 : Kristopher Panaro Resident 1982-97, Class of '97 now Buffalo, NY comments: Grand Island is my one and only home
7/6/01 : Renee "Penta" Kippley Resident 1960-present, Class of '78
7/6/01 : David Forster Resident 1963-87, Class of '81 now in North Tonawanda, NY
7/6/01 : Dianne "Forde" Forster Resident 1963-85,Class of '81 now in North Tonawanda, NY
7/5/01 : Ginni (Narad) Parsons Sidway Class of '55 (new e-mail address)
7/5/01 : Joan "Reid-Revill" Tommasulo Class of '66, Sidway Class of '63
7/5/01 : Katie "McDowell" Lynch Resident 1978-92, now in Littleton, CO
7/5/01 : Pete Peresie Resident 1983-present
7/3/01 : Brenda "Smith" Urgo Resident 1973-83, Class of '83 now in Roanoke,VA comments: first time on , thought it would be a great way to get in touch with some old acquaintances
7/2/01 : Chris Tucker Resident 1976-87, now in College Station, TX
7/2/01 : Jeff Smith Resident 1997-present
7/2/01 : Ronald McClurg Resident 1961-71,Class of '71 now in Hendersonville, TN
7/2/01 : Sharon Certo-Chislett Resident 1982-92, Class of '92 now in Cheektowaga, NY
7/2/01 : Jennifer Woolcott Resident 1990-99, Class of '01
7/1/01 : Philip Killian Resident 1928-61, Sidway Class of '41 now in Tonawanda,NY comments: The years I lived on Grand Island were among the happiest of my life.When I visit the Island now I find it hard to believe at all the changes which have taken place.I can remember taking the Ferry Boat across the river to Tonawanda from a ferry landing located a short ways from where Holiday Inn is- No bridges then.
7/1/01 : Scott Pauley Resident 1962-80, Class of '76 now in Machias, NY comments: It's still an excellent place to go fishing, swiming, grab a pizza, or bump into someone you haven't seen in a while.
7/1/01 : E.J. Meyers Resident 1967-82, Class of '78 now in Warren, PA
7/1/01 : Dave & Ellen DeNormand Resident - present
7/1/01 : Chuck & Lisa Capage Resident 2000-present comments: We are new to the Island, just bought our house in June of 2000, and we love it here. The neighborhoods are quiet and the neighbors are friendly. I do not know why we didn't move here earlier.
6/30/01 : Bob White Resident 1964-73, Class of '66 now in St Petersburg, FL
6/30/01 : Joan Droit Resident 1961-present
6/30/01 : Tammy "Bailey" Lasher Resident 1971-93, Class of '88 now in Warne, NC comments: I remember when ( at times) I hated growing up on the Island. Like all small towns, everyone knew everyone, and everything about them. I always wanted the big city with all the choices and opportunity that can come with living in one. After living and teaching in Phoenix,AZ for almost eight years, I can now appreciate the pleasures living life in a small town can bring. I am now living in an extremely small, extremely southern town in North Carolina, and loving every day of it. It reminds me of Grand Island (It remindes me of my old home). Resident 1967-80, Class of '80 now in Cheektowaga, NY
6/30/01 : Skip Ullrich Resident 1964-84, Class of'83 now in Port Charlotte, FL
6/29/01 : Jennifer Goulah Resident 1972-present, Class of '90
6/27/01 : Kevin Kearney Resident 1967-80, Class of '80 now in Cheektowaga, NY
6/26/01 : Agnes Becker Resident 1966-present
6/25/01 : Scott Arsenault Resident 1979-99, Class of '92 now in Lake Mary, FL
6/24/01 : Mike Bower Resident 1962-present, Class of '80
6/24/01 : Elaine Burzynski Resident 1989-present
6/24/01 : Gary Long Resident 1945-66, Sidway Class of '61 comments: "Still a great site- looking forward to 2002"
6/23/01 : Barbara "Watkins" King Resident 1954-80, Sidway Class of '63 now in Elyria, OH
6/23/01 : Susan Fleming-Brusino Resident 1976-present
6/23/01 : Mike Beauchamp Resident, Class of '81
6/23/01 : Sharon "Dingey" Ullrich Resident 1955-93, Class of '72 now in Port Charlotte, FL comments "Grand Island will always be HOME"
6/22/01 : Ted Klee Resident 1969-present
6/22/01 : Patricia "McMahon" Phillips Resident 1949-80, Class of '67 now in Warsaw, NY
6/21/01 : Patti "Griffin" Smith Resident 1961-82, Class of '69 now in Westfield, MA
6/21/01 : Kristi Smith Resident 1977-82, now in Westfield, MA
6/20/01 : Charles Johnson
6/19/01 : Jennifer Slepian Resident 1971-94, Class of '89 now in West Hartford, CT
6/18/01 : Steve Tucker Resident 1978-87, Class of '91 now in Caddo Mills, TX
6/18/01 : Jennifer "Stanley" Koteras Resident 1987-present, Class of '92
6/18/01 : Sharon "Dinsmore" Herrold Resident 1945-65, Sidway Class of '60
6/17/01 : Deanna Schiavone Resident 1975-98, Class of '77 now Tonawanda, NY
6/17/01 : Jennifer "Bierbrauer" Imredy Resident from 1976-86, Class of '86 comments: "now in the Foreign Service working in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina."
6/16/01 : David Karb Resident from 1967-present comments: "I would like to get top news items from 1970 to present for the play celebrating our 150 years. Thanks."
6/16/01 : Alan Lee Resident from 1963-present, Class of '66
6/15/01 : Milanne "Weiser" Buchholz Resident 1950-72, now in Stevens Point, WI
6/15/01 : Jennifer "Sheridan" Wenner Resident from 1977-present, Class of '89
6/15/01 : Buz Czerwinski Resident from 1952-70, comments: "Hi to all the guys from TKB. See you in 2002."
6/15/01 : Peter Wallén Resident from 1987-88, Class of '88 now in Stockholm, Sweden
6/15/01 : Joe Schuler Resident from 1969-89, Class of '87 now in Tonawanda, NY
6/13/01 : Kim Marie "Burns" Parasiliti Class of '73, now in Horseheads, NY
6/11/01 : Russ Kaegebein Resident 1947-67, Sidway Class of '60, Tonawanda High School Class of 1963 now in Plymouth, MN
6/10/01 : Chuck Berlinger Jr. Resident 1967-"till the end of time," Class of '84
6/10/01 : James Allick Resident 1973-78, Class of '77 now in Palm Beach, FL and New Seabury, MA
6/9/01 : Tracy Woods Resident 2000-present, comments: "We lived in England for six years, then moved to Texas to be near my family. I came here alone to visit a friend who lives here, loved it and brought my husband up a few weeks later. We fell in love with the beauty and simple lifestyle here, with the quiet of the Island at hand and the resources of a large city just across the bridge. Even the snow was a pleasure! We have begun our dream of owning our own business and we look forward to many years of being a part of this wonderful community."
6/9/01 : Sharon "Rivkin" Hill Resident 1956-69, now in Mandeville, LA comments:"The Island has always been special to me. I lived there during my teen years and have wonderful memories of friends, family and the beauty of the Island."
6/9/01 : Charles "Chuck" Cowart Resident 1973-79, Class of '74 now in Burlington, NC
6/9/01 : Judy Brown Resident 1963-93, Class of '81 now in Buffalo, NY comments: "I am attending our 20-year high school reunion in a few weeks. One of the organizers pointed me to this site, and it was like "coming home" to see familiar names and places in the local news. I hope Grand Island will leave natural lands undeveloped, for these are eternal assets far more valuable than dollar signs. You're not Manhattan Island yet, but you're closer each time I visit! - JEB PS: Say hi to my Mom and Dad!"
6/8/01 : Tonya Jackson Resident 1974-present, Class of '91
6/8/01 : Mike Prince Resident 1969-82, Class of '76 now in Merritt Island, FL comments: "Playing hockey in sub-zero weather on frozen ponds; shooting hoops with Mike Masters, Dave Adam, & Dave Regan (all Class of '76); tubing down the Niagara River; b-s-ing with Chet Migdalski ('76); trying to tell the Shoemaker brothers Randy and Rob ('76) apart".
6/8/01 : Joe Ciechoski Resident 1988-present, Class of 2006
6/8/01 : Kathy "Butler" Treadwell Resident 1953-69, Sidway class of 62, now in Charlotte, NC
6/7/01 : Nicole "Tortorice" Sullivan Resident 1974-98, Class of '92 now in Tonawanda, NY
6/7/01 : William Speidel Resident 1936-42, Sidway Class of '42 now in Memphis, TN
6/7/01 : Marilynn "Ford" Fortner Resident 1942-60
6/6/01 : Elizabeth "Mongan" Green Resident 1967-present, Class of '86
6/6/01 : Bill Dunshie Resident 1943-61, Sidway Class of '58 now in Mesa, AZ
6/6/01 : Mary "Lyons" Eggers Resident 1964-78, Class of '72 now in Phoenix, AZ comments: "I made great friends growing up on the Island. It was a nice place to live and go to school. I have family that still lives on the Island in our old house. I come visit Buffalo/GI every summer. See you soon!!"
6/6/01 : Tom Duncan Resident 1951-1961, now in Novi, MI
6/6/01 : Nancy "Seifert" Dinan Resident 1949-1959, now in Penfield, NY comments: "Lived at 1266 E. Park Rd. in Grand Isle Village from 1949 til I married "Corky" Dinan in August 1959. Graduated from Sidway in '53 and Tonawanda HS '56. We raised three daughters and have three grandchildren. Have lived in Penfield (Rochester) since 1972. We're looking forward to the Sidway reunion next year."
6/6/01 : Pat "Wilkinson" Moravec Resident 1950-70, Class of '68 now in Penn Yan, NY
6/5/01 : Jean "Dansberger" Marlin Resident 1949-95, now in Aransas Pass, TX
6/5/01 : Kimberly Ann "Galbraith" Shergold Resident 1960-66, now in Corbeil, Ontario
6/5/01 : Brian Schnell Resident 1974-87, Class of '87
6/3/01 : Harry O. Snyder Resident 1960-75, Class of '78
6/3/01 : Thomas Shonitsky Resident 1998-99, Class of '99 now in Anacortes, WA
6/3/01 : Glenn McColpin Resident 1967-84, Class of '84 now in Houston, TX
6/2/01 : John Domagala Resident 1968-present
6/1/01 : Kristin "Lorence" McNaughton Resident 1967 - present, Class of '85
6/1/01 : Carrie Adermann Resident 1980-1984, Class of '84 now in No. Lauderdale, FL
6/1/01 : Karen "Koch" Sturniolo Resident - present
6/1/01 : Adam Boulden Resident 1983-present, Class of '01
5/31/01 : Joseph Synakowski Resident 1994 - present
5/31/01 : Beth "Kaefer" Czerwonka Resident 1970-99, Class of '89 now in Cheektowaga NY
5/31/01 : Jeff Wald Resident 1966-85, Class of '84 now in Cary, NC
5/30/01 : Stephanie "Deidrick" Bridgeo Resident 1989-1991, Class of '92
5/30/01 : Mitchell Robinson Resident 1962-80, Class of '76 now in Mansfield Center, CT Website
5/29/01 : Jessica Utts Resident 1956-66, Class of '69 now in Winters, CA Website
5/28/01 : Margaret "Peggy" McNulty Resident 1950-present, Sidway Class of '61 comments "last one on the block to sign on, too busy talking. Having a great time finding people, places and things for the sesquicentennial."
5/28/01 : Amy Hughes Resident 1969-86, Class of '82 now in Ann Arbor, MI
5/27/01 : Cheryl "Witnauer" Azzollini Resident 1963-72, Class of '71 now in San Clemente, CA
5/27/01 : Michael Schneider Resident 1967-present
5/27/01 : Barbara "Phillips" Ketcham Resident 1957-74 now in Klamath Falls, Oregon comments: "Just returned from Grand Isle last week visiting daughter Paula and staying at son Tim Phillips home. Lived on Monica Rd. till we left in '74 for Tucson. Am now remarried and summering in Klamath Falls, OR and winter in Mesa, Az. Seeing my neighbors the Askews and the Golonka's name on screen was fun. Gracie and Maureen are still friends I know. We live just six hours north of Reno NV. Anne G should drop me a line. We had fifteen kids between us. God has been good to me."
5/27/01 : Amy "Kogut" O'Neill Resident 1975-91 now in Dublin, Ireland
5/26/01 : Lenore "Kantor" Tetkowski Resident 1949-present
5/26/01 : Marsha "Utts" Hannah Resident 1956-66 now in Galloway, New Jersey
5/26/01 : Brian Kelly Resident 1954-82, Class of '72 now in Dickson, TN comments: "I am now living in the rolling hills of Tennessee west of Nashville with my wife of eight years, Denise, and my 7 year-old son Alex, 4 dogs, 3 cats, deer, coyote, eagles, hawks, etc."
5/25/01 : Bobby Becker Class of 2000 now in Laramie, Wyoming
5/25/01 : Siobhan Wright Resident 1963-81, Class of '81 now in Baltimore, Maryland
5/25/01 : Ray Voelker Resident 1969-85, Class of '81 now in Newbury, OH
5/23/01 : Steve Morgan Resident 1961-present, Class of '79
5/23/01 : Rick Krystof Class of '68, now in Springfield, NE
5/23/01 : Karen "House" Rodwan Resident 1963-72 now in Climax, Michigan
5/23/01 : Robert House Resident 1940-72, Sidway Class of' '56 now in Tempe, AZ
5/23/01 : Beverly "Sterner" House Resident 1948-72, Sidway Class of' '58 now in Tempe, AZ
5/23/01 : Ron Milkas Resident 1965-88, Class of '83 now in Waycross, Georgia comments: "Ok I lied. I went to St. Joe's!"
5/23/01 : Craig Sandish Class of '77 now in Maryland
5/22/01 : Denise "Murphy" Smith Resident 1979-83, Class of '83 now in Syracuse, NY comments: "Hey! It would be great to hear from everyone. Currently I'm living in Syracuse, NY-been here since '83. Best wishes to all!" (new email address)
5/22/01 : Lisa Becker Class of' '68 now in New York
5/22/01 : Jeffrey Kirsch Resident 1948-present, Class of' '66
5/21/01 : Stu Kasperitis Class of' '85 now in WV
5/21/01 : Vicki "Link" Harnden resident 1962-present, Class of '80
5/21/01 : Bret Marlin Resident 1966-97, Class of '84 now in Orlando, FL
5/21/01 : Karen "Waldow" Marlin Resident 1972-97, Class of' '84 now in Orlando, FL
5/21/01 : Paul Restey Resident 1978-96, Class of' '96 now in NY
5/21/01 : Alicia "Barrett" Staley Resident 1966-99, Class of' '76 now in Sterling, VA
5/20/01 : Melanie (Mimi) "Long" Banas Resident 1964-present, Class of' '82 comments: "Hello Classmates, I'd love to hear from some of you that I went to school with."
5/19/01 : Cindy "Austin" Zurek Resident 1951-69, Class of '69 comments: "Many fond memories growing up in Ferry Village; swimming in the river at the Bedell House with "the gang" - Guenther's, McNamee's, Dommell's, Hillock's; Ekis'; White's; Senn's; helping Charlotte at the Hot Dog Stand (we thought we were actually working!); watching the boat races from the Bedell House dock; sneaking down to the "barge" at Senn's dock to go swimming and pretending we were stuck in a sinking ship! I'd do it all again as long as the value of friendship would remain the same! We were all like a family back then - including the parents. Thanks for those memories!"
5/19/01 : Lynn (Gaydica) Wuertzer Class of '81 (new E-Mail address)
5/19/01 : Wendy "Holden" Gaydica Sidway Class of '56 (new E-Mail address)
5/19/01 : Robert House Jr. Resident 1966-72 now in Tempe, AZ
5/16/01 : Karen "Hayes" Smith Resident 1961-present, Class of '79
5/16/01 : Lisa "Willice" Goggins Resident 1974-97, Class of '81 now in Marina Del Rey, CA
5/16/01 : Audrey & Walter Wittholz Resident 1964-77 now in Auburndale, Florida comments: "Enjoy seeing what's going on and how G.I. has changed through the website. Walt enjoyed patrolling the waters with the Marine Division of the Sheriff's Dept. We lived at 3821 E. River Rd. Children: Susan (Heath) Nevels, Houston, TX, Dean (Laura), Phoenix, AZ and Mark (Sandra), St. Louis, MO attended Huth Rd. Elem. School.
5/15/01 : Penny OConnor Resident 1959-72, Class of '68 now in Ohio
5/15/01 : Tanya "Shaffer" Onori Resident 1963-85, Class of '81 now in Auburn, NY (new E-Mail address)
5/15/01 : Chuck Frampton Resident 1955-68, Class of '67 now in Binghamton, NY
5/11/01 : Hesham and Amira Tagouri Resident 1989-present
5/11/01 : Garey Mesmer Resident 1960-82, Class of '78 now in W.Richland, Washington
5/10/01 : Aprille "Cooke" McKay Resident 1965-87, Class of '83 now in Ann Arbor, MI
5/10/01 : Jim Wright Resident 1986-present, Class of 2004
5/9/01 :Tina "Krzes" Arthur Resident 1960-80, now in Boulder, CO
5/9/01 :Stephen Cornell Resident 1969-73, Class of '73 now in Bradenton, FL (new e-mail address
5/9/01 : Christina "Monti" Roth Resident 1972-90, Class of '90 now in Brookhaven, Pennsylvania
5/9/01 : Jonathan Monti Resident 1977-95, Class of '95 now in North Carolina
5/9/01 : Jeff Gorrell Resident 1963-82, Class of '81 now in NY
5/9/01 : Gregory Gelz Class of 2000 now in Fort Polk, LA comments: "Graduated in 2000. Join the Army, and am currently stationed at Ft. Polk, Louisiana, but it's no place like home. I want to thank my teachers at GIHS. Without them...what? There's nothing. Ms. Hoy, Mr. Lamp., Mr. Jewett, Mr. Beis, Mrs. Lang, Mr. Winger, and on, and on. *NOTE TO WESTERN NEW YORK* Not everybody loves hockey as much as us."
5/9/01 : Hal L. Lawrence Resident 1995-present comments: "I am looking for hard good news of Grand Island., ie what happened to the mail box smashers, what happened to the 4 toughs that attacked the black man? ? Stop taking the political handouts and give us the real news."
5/9/01 : Chris Kuyper Resident 1975-94, Class of '88 now in Roanoke, VA
5/8/01 : Bret Marlin Resident 1966-97, Class of '84 now in Orlando, FL
5/8/01 : Karen "Waldow" Marlin Resident 1972-97, Class of '84 now in Orlando, FL
5/8/01 : Randall Thompson Resident 1956 -present, Class of '74(new e-mail address)
5/7/01 : Tony Felich Class of '89 now in Kansas City area (new e-mail address)
5/6/01 : Anthony (Tony) Peters Resident 1970-present
5/5/01 : Henry Waldron Resident 1966-69, Class of '71 now in Voorhees, NJ
5/5/01 : Karen "Wilkinson" Cadro Resident 1965-present, Class of '81
5/4/01 : Henry Waldron Resident 1966-69, Class of '71 now in Voorhees, NJ
5/3/01 : Rahsanica "Mulkey" Howard Resident 1987-94, Class of '91 now in Niagara Falls, New York comments: "Now residing in Niagara Falls, NY. Loving life with my husband and children."
5/2/01 : Chris Golonka Resident 1960-78, now in Spring, TX
5/2/01 : Carol "Brennan" Berlinger Resident 1967-present
5/2/01 : Pamela "Jeeves" Bonacci Resident 1953-75, Class of '71 now in Citrus Heights, CA
5/1/01 : Adam Morgan Resident 1973-present, Class of '91 (new e-mail address)
4/30/01 : Dorothy & Al Rowswell Resident 1966-present
4/30/01 : Nancy "Langdon" Webb Resident 1957-73 now in Olcott Beach, New York
4/30/01 : Paul LaMacchia Resident 19??-1983, Class of '88 now in Pittsburgh, PA comments: "Got taken to PA. Wasn't too popular but still think of friends especially my best friend, Tony and my first love (Heidi Allen). Still thinking about her. I may be sick LOL J/K...Anyone drop me a line would be nice to get in touch with anyone. Life is too short and I know...Hope to hear from some of you in the future..."Live life like it's your last day 24/7."
4/29/01 : Chris Wright Resident 1992-present, Class of 2003
4/29/01 : Alicia McGarvey Resident 1991-present, Class of 2009 comments: "I want Fantasy Island to get more rollercoasters and water slides! I want to work at "Sparks" trading post!"
4/29/01 : Brenda & Terry McDaniel Resident 1989-93 now in Dacula, GA comments: "Hello to all our friends and neighbors in the East River Road, Grand Island neighborhood. Also greetings to all our friends at GM Tonawanda. Our bodies are here, but our hearts are with you. We miss Grand Island and its wonderful family life and beautiful nature. We live near Atlanta now where you can do or buy anything...but peace. Can you tell we are homesick? Undoubtedly this is why most Islanders return. Our love to all."
4/29/01 : Julie "Ransom" O'Connor Resident 1988-2000, Class of '86 now in Williamsville, New York
4/28/01 : Anne "Gabarro" Kurek Resident 1950-66, Class of '66 now in Webster, NY
4/28/01 : Jennifer "Arnst" Schumacher Resident 1959-82, Class of '76 now in North Tonawanda, NY comments: "I was a resident from 1959-1982. I now live in Wheatfield, NY. I have been married for 19 years and have two great kids. Jessica 17, and Rachel 14, and two horribly spoiled dogs, Toby and Sasha. I attended Huth Road Grade School, and graduated from GIHS. I truly miss living on the Island, I think it was the best place to grow up. I especially miss living near the river and spending my entire summer on the "dock". I liked to say hello to all my fellow classmates and hope to see many of you at our reunion in July! Vikings Rule!!"
4/27/01 : Arielle Blanton Resident 1986-present, Class of 2004
4/26/01 : Betty "Staly" Pazamickas Resident 1941-79, Sidway Class of '57 now in Bradenton, FL
4/24/01 : Adam Peters Resident 1975-93, Class of '93 now in Seoul, Korea
4/24/01 : Bob McDonnell Resident 1974-2000, Class of '92 now in Charlotte, NC
4/23/01 : Thomas Franz Resident 1968-present
4/22/01 : William O'Connor Resident 1960-present, Class of '77
4/22/01 : Brian Russell Resident 1969-81, Class of '81 now in Chicago, IL
4/22/01 : Thomas Franz Resident 1968-90, Class of '82 now in NY
4/22/01 : Wendy "Weisbeck" Lombardo Resident 1957-85, Class of '78 now in Chandler, Arizona comments: "Great place to grow up and raise a family."
4/21/01 : Karen Petersen Class of '84 now in Roanoke, VA
4/21/01 : Tommy Geblein Resident 1987-present
4/20/01 : Tammy "Long" Geblein Resident 1965-present, Class of '78
4/20/01 : Lynn Kahn Resident 1990-present
4/20/01 : Barbara Minton Resident 1960-97, Class of '78 now in NY
4/20/01 : Gary and Elsie Bartlett Resident 1940-81, now in Marlton, New Jersey
4/20/01 : Marc Klementowski Resident 1972-90, Class of '82 now in Williamsville, NY
4/19/01 : Corinne Haslacher Resident 1971-87, Class of '82 now in Florida comments: "It has been almost 3 years since I left the Buffalo area. I miss the change of seasons, but in Florida I have the opportunity to sail and garden all year round."
4/19/01 : Joseph D'Ingillo Resident 1953-90, Class of '71 now in Las Vegas, Nevada comments: "Even though I live in Las Vegas now, Grand Island was and still is the best place to grow up."
4/19/01 : Margery Stambaugh Southwood Resident 1953-64, Sidway Class of '62 now in New Canaan, CT
4/19/01 : Kimberly "Long" Domagala Resident 1965-present, Class of '81
4/18/01 : Wayne Askew Resident 1959-74, Class of '76 now in New York
4/18/01 : Jennifer "Jaegers" Flick Resident 1974-97, Class of '91 now in Niagara Falls, New York
4/17/01 : Jordan Paxhia Resident 1982-91, now in NY comments: "I lived down the road from the Bedell House and can remember when it burned down. My father went down the street and took pictures. Right now I am at school and I have to do a research paper on the effects of the civil war on my hometown. I just recently moved back, but I am five hours from home, so if there is anyone out there with any information, let me know I would appreciate it. Thanks!"
4/17/01 : Traci Hopper Resident 1971-96, Class of '89 now in Columbus, Ohio
4/17/01 : Richard Gibbons Resident 1960-68, Class of '66 now in Ocala, FL comments: "The Sandy Beach Gang, and of course, back then you knew everyone on the Island."
4/17/01 : Roy Kemsley Resident 1966-present, Class of '81
4/16/01 : Kaitlyn Affuso Resident 1992-present, Class of 2010
4/16/01 : Melissa Affuso Resident 1988-present, Class of 2006
4/16/01 : Audene "Bowman" Affuso Resident 1966-present, Class of '81
4/16/01 : Stephanie Affuso Resident 1986-present, Class of 2004
4/16/01 : Debbie "DeGlopper" Robinson Resident 1969-90, Class of '83 now in Kenmore, NY comments: "I have lots of fond memories biking up to Beaver Island and around town with friends! Looking forward to returning to the Island in the near future- after selling our home in Kenmore. Married Ken "Skip" Robinson, October 1990- we have a 7 year old son and 2 1/2 year old daughter."
4/16/01 : Kevin McKee Resident 1968-83, Class of '86 now in Seattle, WA
4/15/01 : Marcy Gaudy Resident 1976-90, Class of '80 now in Las Vegas, Nevada (new e-mail address)
4/15/01 : Patricia "Kehoe" Harding Resident 1960-present, Class of '70
4/15/01 : Jolie Christopher Class of '90 now in NY
4/15/01 : Ed Burrows Resident 1966-95, Class of '84 now in Greensboro, NC comments: "I am a graphic artist for a national motorsports company, in other words, I make stickers for race cars. We do mostly Winston Cup and Busch Series cars, and some drag cars."
4/15/01 : Joel Guagliano Resident 1968-2000, Class of '84 now in Arlington, VA comments: "I was here for easter, and this is still the most beautiful place to be."
4/14/01 : Sally "Hibbard" Weber Resident 1957-present, Sidway Class of '60
4/12/01 : Brian and Sara "Heim" Koch Resident ?-1995, Class of '91 now in Cheektowaga, New York
4/12/01 : Karen "Curran" Lenhard Resident 1968-97 now in Weeki Wachee, FL
4/11/01 : Susan "Gibbon" Perriello Resident 1966-86, Class of '82 now in Cazenovia, NY
4/11/01 : Tricia Suszek Resident 1974-97, Class of '92 now in Tampa, Florida comments: "This is my new email address. Just an update. Still is Tampa, Florida and loving it....miss you Mom, Dad, Bobby, Christopher!"
4/11/01 : Pete Krurnowski Resident 1971-87, Class of '87 now in Hopedale, MA
4/11/01 : Richard Lazarz Resident 1969-84, Class of '81 now in Texas
4/10/01 : Mark Krurnowski Resident 1973-97, Class of '91 now in Amherst, NY
4/10/01 : Barbara Parrino Resident 1989-99, Class of '99 now in Cleveland, Ohio
4/10/01 : Jill "Clinkhammer" Farrell Resident 1973-94, Class of '89 now in Kenmore, New York
4/9/01 : Sue "McKee" Blanton Resident 1966-present, Class of '82
4/9/01 : Patrick Elmes Resident 1969-81, Class of' 77 now in Arlington, Texas comments: "I've got some great ones! Be back later."
4/8/01 : Mike O'Dea Resident 1947-70, Sidway Class of' 62 now in Carmel, IN comments: "I am looking forward to the events of 2002. I can remember the car races on Harvey Road in 1952 but that is about all that year! Of course I was only 5. Looking forward to getting together with the boys from Tappa Kegga in the summer of 2002."
4/8/01 : Amanda "Newbury" MacGregor Resident 1978-present, Class of '97 now in Ontario, Canada
4/7/01 : David Fox Resident 1976-84 now in Valparaiso, IN
4/7/01 : Kristin Cadro Resident 1985-present, Class of 2003
4/7/01 : Scott Smith Resident 1982-97 now in Cranberry Twp, PA
4/6/01 : Debbie "Guidone" Stein Resident 1968-83, Class of '78 now in Rowlett, Texas
4/5/01 : Cyndi "Colan" Mackrides Resident 1959-79, Class of '77 now in Newtown, Pennsylvania
4/4/01 : Irwin Zeplowitz Resident 1960-74, Class of '74 now in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
4/4/01 : Melissa Schuler Resident 1974-90, Class of '90 now in Charlotte, NC (new e-mail address)
4/4/01 : Jean "Jehrio" Neidlinger Resident 1980-91, Class of '93 now in Conshohocken, PA comments: "Now living in Philadelphia, PA ."
4/4/01 : Kristy "Bafo" Gromoll Resident 1992-95 , Class of '97 now in Niagara Falls, NY comments: "I am now living in Niagara Falls with my husband and two beautiful daughters. I hope that any of my old friends wishing to e-mail me would feel free to do so. Can't wait to hear from you."
4/4/01 : Christina (Chris) "Petersen" Waterson Resident 1967-85, Class of '82 now in Mt Vernon, IL comments: "It's wonderful to be able to see what fellow Islanders are doing with their lives! I'm currently living in Mt Vernon, IL with my husband Mike (class of 77) and my 3 wonderful children God has blessed us with! I miss everyone I went to school with!! Can't wait for class reunion!!!!"
4/3/01 : Diane "Stansfield" Blum Resident 1978-present
4/3/01 : Diane "Askew" Scalzi Resident 1956-74 now in St. Clair Shores, MI comments: "I have been away from the Island for 27 years, but I will always fondly remember many of the people I knew there, particularly my teachers at Huth Road School. I attended the school from September, 1960 to June, 1965, and was one of two totally blind students there at the time. Miss Droit in particular was a real inspiration to me. When I finally graduated from college in 1975 with a teaching certificate, I had her to thank for setting the example that caused me to choose secondary education as a profession. Alas, some things happened that kept me from teaching full time and turned me into a career bureaucrat, but I still enjoy the teaching opportunities that occasionally come my way. I am happily married to a great man, and I'm very happy with my life. Thanks to everyone I knew on the Island for all your support, kindness and consideration."
4/3/01 : Jennifer "Galbo" Przybylski Resident 1972-96, Class of '90 now in North Tonawanda, NY
4/2/01 :Jodi "Hayes" Dodd Resident 1959-present, Class of '76 (new email address)
4/2/01 : Bill Konwiczka Resident 1967-69, Class of '68 now in Bowling Green, KY
4/2/01 : Kara Duysters Resident 1981-96, now in Naples, Florida (new e-mail address)
4/2/01 : Tom Frampton Resident 1952-65, now in Greensboro, NC comments: "Moved to the Island from Niagara Falls in 1952 to Redway Road. Moved to Alan Court in 1958 where my mother still lives. I graduated LaSalle Senior in 1964. Joined the Navy in 1965 until 1992. I always enjoy getting back to visit the "Island"."
4/1/01 : Joseph Dunlop Resident 1974-98, Class of '92 now in NY
4/1/01 : Irwin Zeplowitz Resident 1960-74, Class of '74 now in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
4/1/01 : Timothy and Marijane "Kenney" Smith Resident 1976-90, Class of '86 now in Arcade, NY (new e-mail address)
3/31/01 : Shorty Vanthoff Sidway Class of '54, resident 1939-present (new e-mail address)
3/31/01 : Lynn "Hailand" Kahn Resident 1991-present (new e-mail address)
3/30/01 : Jeff and Tamie "Pollock" MatthewsResident 1993-present comments: "Have lived here for 7 1/2 years, Jeff for longer than that. My dad, George Pollock, and my sisters, Donna and Colleen lived here in the 50's. Can't imagine a nicer place to live!"
3/30/01 : Frank Cannata Resident 1976-present, Class of '82
3/29/01 : Dave Hejmanowski Resident 1975-93, Class of '93 now in Delaware, Ohio
3/29/01 : Lynda Smith Resident 1959-73, Class of '73 now in Tampa, FL
3/29/01 : Megan Jengo Resident 1990-present, Class of '97
3/29/01 : Susan "Askew" Axtell Resident 1956-69, Class of '68 now in NY
3/28/01 : Judy "Popiel" Siehnel Class of '76 now in NY
3/28/01 : Larry Nacke Resident 1962-64, now in Duluth, GA comments: "Grand Island resident, graduated Riverside High School 1964. No high school on island when I lived there. NAVY 1965-1969."
3/28/01 : Erin "Jengo" Millar Class of '95 now in Virginia
3/27/01 : Laura McDonnell Resident 1985-present, Class of 2003
3/26/01 : Claudia McGinty Resident 1956-78, Class of '74 now in Antioch, CA
3/25/01 : Carol Ann"Schueckler" Smith Resident 1953-93, Sidway Class of '54 now in Deltaville, VA comments: "Sidway class of '54--surely there are more of us out there--We raised our 3 children, made memories for 28 yrs before leaving for a few years in Fl. That's too far from grand babies--so husband and I moved half-way back--in VA now."
3/25/01 : Jeffrey Jehrio Resident 1980-92, Class of '84 now in San Antonio, TX comments: "Loved Grand Island!"
3/25/01 : Tammy "Tolbert" Benz Resident 1972-81, Class of '79 now in State College, PA
3/25/01 : Patti "Lane" Weatherston NY
3/24/01 : William LintonResident 1948-present, Sidway Class of '53
3/24/01 : Billy Dekdebrun Resident 1939-60, Sidway Class of '54 now in Kenmore NY comments: "This is posted for my dad. I'll pass on any notes to him. Thanks. Judi"
3/24/01 : Pinky "Anderson" Dekdebrun Resident 1937-60, Sidway Class of '52 now in Kenmore NY comments: "This is posted for my mom. She has no computer. I will pass on the message. Judi"
3/23/01 : Michael Oliver Resident 1969-87, Class of '82 now in Tonawanda, NY
3/23/01 : Kim "Schmidt" Drew Resident 1972-present, Class of '81
3/22/01 : June "Brockwell" Hall O'Connor Resident 1957-65, Sidway Class of '55 now in Niagara Falls, NY
3/22/01 : Roger O'ConnorResident 1941-65, Sidway Class of '57 now in Niagara Falls, NY comments: "My brother and I both grew up on G.I. and had many a good time and many a good friend."
3/20/01 : James SawdeyResident 1945-60, Sidway Class of '60 now in Dublin, CA
3/20/01 : Roy Alabran Resident 1959-77, Class of '77 now in West Point, NY comments: "My recent history: GIHS 1977. Fredonia 1981 BS recording Tech, Music. 1982 joined US Marine Corps. Lived in Hawaii, California, Korea, Okinawa, Texas,and North Carolina. 1998 joined the Army. Currently work and live at West Point, NY. Married in 1986 to Eun Hui in Hawaii. Have a 3 year old daughter, Alicia. Father deceased in 1998. Mom still lives on Grand Island and is active at Trinity church. Brother Will works on computers in Ohio."
3/19/01 : Jodi Lewis Resident through 1989, Class of '87 now in New York City, New York
3/19/01 : Heather "Smith" Figler Resident 1966-present, Class of '84
3/19/01 : Richard Benns Resident 1942-77, Sidway Class of '58 now in Greenwood, Indiana
3/19/01 : Kim "Phillips" Rabidoux Resident 1963-86, Class of '81 now in Rochester, NY
3/19/01 : Linda Hillman Resident 1957-79, Class of '69 now in Corona, CA
3/19/01 : Linda "Jacobs" DeCocq Resident 1963-85, Class of '81 now in Pittsford, New York
3/18/01 : Marty Schooping Resident 1957-78, Class of '76 now in Hamlin, NY (new email address)
3/18/01 : Bridget McMahon Resident 1974-present, Class of '92
3/18/01 : Lynn "Jarzyniecki" Bakkila Class of '84 now in OH
3/17/01 : Daniel Beauxhamp Resident 1965-present, Class of '71
3/17/01 : Parag Parikh Resident 1987-91, Class of '91 now in Huntington Beach, CA comments: "Hi all, I must admit I had quite a surprise running across this page at the behest of J.Goggins, my fellow southern Californian out here. Anyway, life is good, can't complain about living on the glorious Pacific Coast Highway, enjoying the company of my girlfriend and new puppy as well as operating to my hearts content. Hope all is well with all of you out there and that everyone's paths may meet in the near future. adios"
3/17/01 : Alphia L. "Prosser" Criss Resident 1955-present, Class of '67 (new email address)
3/17/01 : Cece "Criss" Gangemi Class of '88 now in Hamburg, NY (new email address)
3/17/01 : Jeff DinsmoreResident 1963-present, Class of '81
3/16/01 : Cynthia Cendrowski Resident 1973-93, Class of '91 now in St. Petersburg, FL
3/16/01 : Seema Moudgil Resident 1976-98, Class of '94 now in New York, NY
3/16/01 : Douglas Henderson Resident 1956-67, Class of '93 now in Cincinnati, Ohio
3/15/01 : Sheryl "Stamler" Weinheimer Resident 1964-86, Class of '81
3/15/01 : Tracy (Moses) Ackerman Class of '84, now in Nevada
3/14/01 : Kristen Blackley Resident 1985-96, Class of '91 now in Wheatfield, NY
3/14/01 : Mary McMahon Resident 1965-present
3/13/01 : Wayne Kinney Resident 1948-present, Sidway Class of '62 (new e-mail address)
3/13/01 : Lisa "Powell" Fletcher Resident 1973-present, Class of '91
3/12/01 : Kristina "Laurendi" Havens Resident 1986-96, Class of '93 now in Fort Worth, TX
3/12/01 : Michele Roberts Resident 1983-present, Class of '94
3/12/01 : Anne Golonka Resident 1961-82 now in Las Vegas, NV comments: "I lived on the Island for twenty years and all 9 of my children attended excellent schools there. It was a great experience for all of us."
3/12/01 : Stephen Nardini Resident 1955-77, Class of '73 now in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina (new e-mail address)
3/12/01 : Peter Helbock Resident 1957-69, Sidway Class of '61, LaSalle Class of '64 now in Rialto, CA (new e-mail address)
3/12/01 : Ron Schram Resident 1957-62 now in Saugas, CA
3/12/01 : Gary Schram Resident 1957-62, now in Glendora, CA
3/12/01 : Dorolynn (Dori) Maier (Killian) Hawks Resident 1961-66, now in South Carolina comments: "Our family always went by boat to Grand Island when I was growing up and later even kept our boat there. We would have wonderful summers boating around the Island. Then in 1961 my mom Dorothy married Ken Killian and we lived on the Island. We still go back every summer to visit and relive those wonderful times on the Niagara River."
3/11/01 : Wendy "Jarzyniecki" Mentecky Resident 1975-98, Class of '91 now in Buffalo, NY
3/11/01 : Sonja "Miller" Hill Sidway Class of '61
3/11/01 : Karen "Mondoux" Dallessandro Resident 1963-present, Class of '81
3/11/01 : Michael Dallessandro Resident 1971-present, Class of '82
3/10/01 : Kathleen "ORourke" Krall Resident 1967?-75, Class of '77 now in Delray Beach, Florida comments "I didn't graduate from Grand Island High. Our family left for Florida in '75, but I have the best memories of living on the Island. I especially remember the woods. You could go all over the Island without running into anyone. But whenever you did meet anyone, they were so nice. We don't have the same kind of people in Florida, unless you go to the small towns that haven't been discovered yet. Thanks for all the wonderful years we spent with the Islanders."
3/10/01 : Chris "Maier" Phillips Resident 1961-72, Class of '68 now in Plymouth, Massachusetts
3/9/01 : Edward Papson Jr. Resident 1957-77, Class of '70 now in Houston, Texas (new e-mail address)
3/9/01 : Chad Clinton Resident 1974-98, Class of '92 now in North Tonawanda, NY comments: "Just want to say HEY! to everybody. Thanks to Brian Havens for telling me about the site! I am now happily married and live in NT."
3/8/01 : Torg & Mac Fadum Resident 1944-present
3/8/01 : Michelle Penque Resident 1979-94, Class of '85 now in Pittsford, NY comments: "Hey - I'm currently living in Pittsford, NY but will be heading back to the Western New York area this summer for keeps! Hope to see some of you then!"
3/8/01 : Barry Conway Resident 1963-present, Class of '81
3/8/01 : Tony Rastelli Resident 1974-93, Class of '92 now in San Antonio, TX (new e-mail address)
3/7/01 : Libby "Page" Genovese Class of '90 now in New York
3/7/01 : Wayne WeisResident 1969-78, Class of '78 now in Hamilton, Ontario comments: "Just moved back to southern Ontario after seeing the world for 20 years. Something about the Island makes feel good, sneaking into Fantasy Island and floating innertubes from Beaver Island all the way to Sandy Beach and getting a steak and cheese sub from the club. Someday I'll move back. Drop me a line. Love to hear from you."
3/7/01 : Ileana "Taglis" Correa Resident 1975-97, Class of '94 now in Durham, NC (new e-mail address)
3/5/01 : Richard Sawdey Resident 1945-60, Sidway Class of '58 now in Wilmette, IL comments: "Glad to see there will be another reunion. I attended in 1990 and had a great time. Grand Island was a great place to grow up. Took it for granted at the time, but it certainly looks good by comparison to anything I have seen since them. Is the fishing still good?"
3/5/01 : Glenn Bookhagen Resident 1955-82, Class of '73
3/5/01 : Julie "Johnson" Becker Resident 1972-94 and 2001-present, Class of '87
3/4/01 : Paula McDonnell Class of '80 now in NY
3/4/01 : Jamie Card Resident 1959-present, Class of '73
3/4/01 : Douglas Buell Resident 1978-present, Class of '96 comments: "Just wanted to say hi to all of the class of '96. I have been attending Suny Maritime College in NYC and will graduate in May with a BS in Marine Transportation and a Coast Guard License of Third Mate Unlimited Tonnage/100 Gross Ton Master. Email me when you get a chance, let me know what you are up to."
3/2/01 : Lana "Aswad" Dudley Resident 1968-98, Class of '85 now in Alexander, NY
3/2/01 : Linda "Siverson" Campbell Resident 1971-82, Class of '76 now in Charlotte, North Carolina (new email address)
3/2/01 : Gretchen "Group" Beyer Resident 1969-present
3/1/01 : Michel "O'Connell" Balser Resident 1964-72, Class of '71 now in Cheektowaga, NY
3/1/01 : John Dick Resident 1949-84, Class of 67 now in North Tonawanda, NY
2/28/01 : Penny Ball Resident 1942-57, Sidway Class of '54 now in DeSoto, Texas (new e-mail address)
2/27/01 : Mike Kelly Class of '67 now in Ridgeway, Ontario (new e-mail address)
2/27/01 : Kathy "Grycel" Farmer Resident 1945-58, now in Julian, CA comments: "I now reside in San Diego, CA. I will be visiting the island (of my youth) June 7-14 and would love to see 'old friends' if any are still living there. Some names I remember are; Donna Harding, Lynn Ellert, the McMahon 'clan' esp. Sharon and Peter, Terry Swann (Richard's brother), and Hobie Collin. If any of you recognize the 'Grycel' name - please contact me."
2/26/01 : Mary "Forbes" Gonzalez Class of '79 now in Kenmore, NY (new e-mail address)
2/26/01 : Betty "Wagner" Harris comments: "Just a note to fellow realtors, Chamber members - Fran Jensen and Bob (Viking Construction) are keeping in touch thru email - telephone and enjoy reading the Isledegrande news. Saw the photo of past president and wondered why no up date with new president Jim Sharpe???? Contact me for Fran's email. "
2/26/01 : Rebecca "Lare" Jordison Resident 1971-89, Class of '89 now in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
2/26/01 : Mike Czora Resident 1956-74, Class of '73 now in Golden Valley, Minnesota comments: "It's nice to be able to keep up with current events on the Island through the web site. I get back to visit only every couple of years or so. If you remember me, drop me an email and tell me about yourself - I'll always reply! Heck, you might even wind up on my email joke list ... ;-)"
2/25/01 : Candace "Porter" Mitchell Resident 1978-94, Class of '87 now in Fayetteville, Georgia
2/25/01 : Ashly Cinelli Resident 1984-present, Class of 2002
2/24/01 : Dan Bierbrauer Class of '84 now in NY
2/23/01 : Sharon Bassette Resident 1973-97, Class of '90 now in White Plains. NY comments: "Hi to everyone on Grand Island! I live downstate now, and found that it really isn't that bad to live here. Sure, the traffic is bad, but it sure teaches you how to be a more agressive driver!"
2/22/01 : Paul Smyton Resident 1965-70, Class of '70 now in Rochester, NY
2/22/01 : Joe Mesmer Resident 1958-present , Class of '77
2/21/01 : Ralph Gabarro Resident 1951-66 , now in Dover-Foxcroft, ME comments: "Left Sidway School after 8th grade to go to Nichols School in Buffalo. Class of 66. Now reside in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine with wife Dottie and two boys Seth and Tony."
2/21/01 : Randy White Resident 1956-71, Class of '70 now in Indianapolis, IN comments: "Now in Indianapolis. Sure miss the water! Drop me a line."
2/21/01 : Nancy "Luther" Sandford Resident 1947-present, Sidway Class of' '62
2/21/01 : Joan "Masson" Walter now in Sandusky, OH comments: "I was a 3rd and 4th Grade teacher at Sidway and Kaegebein Schools, 1963-1984. I enjoy reading of former pupils'exploits and milestones!"
2/20/01 : Debra "Williams" Kneubuhler Resident 1966-71, Class of '69 now in Powder Springs, Georgia
2/20/01 : Marilyn "Wilkie" Watt Resident 1962-97, Class of '80 now in Las Vegas, NV comments: "I grew up on Grand Island and spent the first 35 years of my life there, prior to moving to Washington, DC and most recently Las Vegas/Henderson, NV. I miss the Island very much, especially the Village Inn. If it weren't for the weather, I would never have left. The desert air agrees with my bones much more than the cold and snow but there's still no place like home."
2/20/01 : Vic Schueckler Jr.Resident 1952-60, Sidway Class of 1957 now in Midland, Pennsylvania comments: "Hello to all my old classmates at Sidway."
2/19/01 : Annie "Fabiano" Carlson Resident 1963-present, Class of '81
2/19/01 : Roxanne "Mikula" Burch Resident 1978-83, Class of '82 now in Arizona comments: "Living in Peoria, AZ. Married and have two beautiful daughters 7 and 13."
2/19/01 : Candy Albertsson Resident 1962-81, Class of '77 now in London, England
2/19/01 : Rick Heeke Resident 1968-71, Class of '71 now in Waco, Texas
2/18/01 : Ellen "Blakelock" Martin Resident 1951-present comments: "It is so nice to see so many familiar names here, and so nice to be an Islander. I still spend time with all my best friends from years ago. We still laugh as much as we ever did and enjoy life. I have two beautiful daughters and an even more beautiful 4-month-old granddaughter who makes my life so sweet. I would love to hear from any old friends."
2/17/01 : Nancy "Simpson" Littler Resident 1995-2000 now in North Tonawanda
2/16/01 : Jared Barlow Resident 1971-89, Class of '89 now in NYC, NY (new email address)
2/16/01 : Kenneth Klementowski Resident 1966-present now in Sarasota, FL comments: "Nice web site. Glad I found it in the Island Dispatch."
2/16/01 : Betty "Dohn" Ashley Resident 1948-70's now in St Petersburg, Florida
2/16/01 : Richard Krawczyk Resident 1970-present
2/15/01 : Richard Narad Resident 1946-62, Sidway Class of' 1949, now in Old Saybrook, Connecticut comments: "I now live on the Connecticut shoreline, but nothing beats the memories of being raised right on the Niagara river in Sandy Beach. I continue to race and cruise sailboats but salt water is not as much fun as the fresh water we grew up with. I was in the Sidway Class of 1949, wow that was a long time ago."
2/14/01 : Kathy "MacDonald" McKenzie Resident 1941-59, Sidway Class of' 1955 now in Tonawanda, NY (new email address)
2/14/01 : Tina Fink Resident 1977-2001, Class of '86
2/14/01 : Thomas Schultz Resident 1996-present, Class of '84 comments: "Grand Island to me is a great escape from the hustle and insanity of the mainland. My family and I feel blessed to own our little piece of Dynamic Grand Island."
2/13/01 : Janice "Hobba" Glose Resident 1968-present, Class of '85 comments: "I'm still living on Grand Island. We experienced such a great life I decided to raise my family here also. I hope my kids enjoy it as much as I do/did!"
2/13/01 : Jon AlbertssonResident 1963-present, Class of '81
2/13/01 : Mort Siegel Resident 1957-81 now in Bayonet Point, FL
2/12/01 : Katharine Robert Resident 1985-94, Class of '94 now in Arlington, VA
2/12/01 : Renee DeSutter Resident 1990-98, Class of '99 now in Waco, TX
2/11/01 : Molly "Finn" Beyer Resident 1968-STILL, Class of '77 comments: "Still an island girl!"
2/11/01 : Michelle "Mc Manus" Driess Resident 1976-2001, Class of '81
2/11/01 : Carl Adams Resident 1985-1990 and 1999-present, Class of '90
2/10/01 : Michele "Cannata" Cannata-Smith Resident 1976-2001, Class of '84
2/10/01 : Cheryl "Goris" Kloesz Resident 1965-present, Class of '76
2/10/01 : Ellen "Hopkins" Faber Resident 1954-71, Class of '71 now in Camarillo, CA
2/10/01 : Ed Borden Resident 1964-77, Class of '73 now in Dacula, Georgia
2/10/01 : Jay Kormash Resident 1965-present
2/10/01 : Jim Boettcher Resident 1947-81, Sidway Class of '62 now in Ridgeland, MS
2/10/01 : Tom Burke Resident 1960-present, Class of '73
2/9/01 : Diane "Newell" Smith Resident 1961-present, Class of '69
2/9/01 : Kathy "Hogrewe" Lowes Class of '75 now in Niagara Falls, NY
2/9/01 : Kim "Foley" Carey Resident 1977-present, Class of '83
2/9/00 : Dan Tranter Resident 1978-2000, Class of '96 now in Rochester, NY
2/9/01 : John White Resident 1976-present
2/9/01 : Karen Petersen Resident 1968-84, Class of '84 now in San Marcos, TX
2/9/01 : Heather "Prast" McDonnell Resident 1975-2000, Class of '93 now in Charlotte, NC
2/9/01 : Rustie "Hill" Dimitriadis Resident 1974-99, Class of '92 now in Lockport, NY
2/8/01 : Amanda Gottler Resident 1990-97, Class of '94 now in Islip, New York
2/8/01 : Jason Walbert Resident 1971-98, now in Washington, DC comments: "My parents, Carl and Trudy Walbert, my sister, Michele Walbert-Pratt and myself, Jason Walbert lived on the Island our whole lives. My wife and I now live in Washington, DC and my sister as well as her family reside in Kenmore, NY. My parents, Carl and Trudy, live in Lady Lakes, Florida six months out of the year. Yet, they still have residence on East River Road. My family has been exceptionally active in St. Stephens Church for over thirty years now. My sister and I didn't go to Grand Island High but we had many friends who did. We went to St. Mary's and St. Joe's in Buffalo. My wife and I visit Grand Island approximately 2-3 times a year. I will always have great memories of good, old Grand Island."
2/8/01 : Maggie Kownaski Class of '92 now in Austin, TX
2/8/01 : Richard Downs Resident 1979-84, Class of '86 now in Glendale, Arizona
2/7/01 : Scott Kubiszyn Resident 1972-80, Class of '79 now in Hamburg, NY comments: "Looking foward to hearing from anyone from the class of 1979."
2/6/01 : Karen "Hogrewe" Allenbaugh Class of '76 now in NY
2/6/01 : Andrea "Shaffer" Harling Resident 1973-97, Class of '91 now in Holly Springs, NC
2/6/01 : Roberta McNulty Resident 1955-82, Class of '73 now in Lancaster, CA
2/6/01 : Martha "Robinson" Randy Resident 1990-91, Class of '91 now in New York comments: "We've been living in Cologne, Germany for the past 4 years and have a 10-month old son named Marc. We will be moving to Versailles, France at the end of March."
2/5/01 : Daniel Smith Resident 1969-73, now in Auburn Hills, Michigan comments: "Always think of our time there. Was a great place to live. The people, the area...a lot of fun. Couple of questions for ya...Is Kelly's Country Store still there...and does the Little League Baeball still give out the Henderson Trophy each year. I won that in '71 I think. Then my brother did the next year. Anyways, truly a lot of great memories."
2/5/01 : Mary "McNulty" Loder Resident 1952-75, Class of '70 now in Bradenton, Florida comments: "Would love to hear from any-all; looking for Terri Harper." (new e-mail address)
2/5/00 : Kevin Warmus Resident 1974-present, Class of '92 comments: "Still living on Grand Island." (new e-mail address)
2/5/01 : Michelle "Becker" Eitan Resident 1967-85, Class of '85 now in Israel
2/4/01 : Mike Jason Class of '92 now in Hoboken, New Jersey
2/4/01 : Joanna "Rudzki" Bernier Class of '81 now in Florida comments: "I have had some great connections from the past because of this website. Thanks for having it here." (new e-mail address)
2/4/01 : Steve Samplinski Resident 1980-present, Class of '88
2/4/01 : Sally "Sutter" Dischner Class of '73 now in Oklahoma
2/3/01 : David Slade Resident 1988-2001 comments: "I've been a Grand Island resident for 12 years, having moved here from Rochester, NY. I'm proud to say my neighbor is James Farrell on Stony Pt. Rd. He introduced me to Teddy Linenfelser a couple of years back. We're hoping this 'mini-settlement' of the Seneca nation lawsuit will finally result in property values rising again!"
2/3/01 : Jerry Thomas Resident 1943-61, Sidway Class of '49 now in Mahopac, New York
2/2/01 : Sally "Gorton" Rosenthal Class of '92 now in Atlanta, GA
2/2/01 : Edwina Piszczek Resident 1960-81, Class of '75 now in Alvin, Texas
2/2/01 : Nancy "Edwards" Washburn Resident 1965-81, Class of '72 now in Strongsville, Ohio
2/1/01 : Jennifer "Kerins" Vosburgh Class of '90-91 now in NY
2/1/01 : Sue "Black" Utz Resident 1968-85, Class of '81 now in Fairport, NY
2/1/01 : David Muller Resident 1968-83, Class of '81 now in Oregon
2/1/01 : Dave DeZutter Resident 1977-92, Class of '89 now in Lemoore, CA
1/31/01 : Jennifer Eastman Resident 1973-97, Class of '92 now in Laurinburg, North Carolina
1/31/01 : Kristin "Adamczyk" Watson Resident 1977-92, Class of '88 now in Cartersville, GA comments: "I am now living in Atlanta, GA. Love it here but miss G.I, and all the fun I used to have."
1/31/01 : Dorothy "Robinson" Haynes Class of '71 now in Maryland (new e-mail address)
1/30/01 : Michael Grabowski Class of '91 now in Aiken, South Carolina
1/30/01 : Phil Mastantuono Resident 1986-present, Class of '93
1/30/01 : Steve Van Hattum Resident 1963-91, Class of '68 now in Cumming, GA (new e-mail address)
1/30/01 : Susan "Haen" Willard Resident 1955-77, Class of '69 now in Clearwater, FL comments: "There is no place like home."
1/29/01 : Marge "McMahon" Robillard Resident 1965-present, Class of '81
1/29/01 : Donna Wakeley Resident 1963-present, Class of '81
1/29/01 : Scott Williams Resident 1971-94, Class of '89 now in Charlotte, NC
1/28/01 : Steve Rouse Resident 1975-87, Class of '82 now in Oregon comments: "You have a wonderful site here, keep up the good work! Steve"
1/28/01 : Ray Breeden Resident until 1994, Class of '89 now in NY, NY
1/28/00 : Kathy "Brobeil" Cichocki Resident 1953-74, Mount St. Mary's Class of '61 now in Austin, TX comments: "Enjoy catching up on Island news. Interesting to see how many names and places I still recognize after being gone since 1974."
1/28/01 : Michael Dudley Resident 1966-present, Class of '82
1/27/01 : Kathy "Cavanaugh" Spedoske Resident 1981-92, Class of '90 now in Portland, Michigan
1/27/01 : Paul Stengel Resident 1988-99, Class of '94 now in NY
1/27/01 : Bob and Marilyn "Fabozzi" Helenbrook Resident 1967-present
1/27/01 : Patrick Neary Resident 1966-2000, Class of '84
1/26/01 : J. Arnone comments: "Well, I teach at G.I.H.S. and I am a big loser. My students really get sick of me so I try to relate to them but I really can't. I think that I am tough but I am really a big momma's boy. BOO HOO!"
1/26/01 : Judy Lantz Resident 1968-91, Class of '73 now in SC
1/26/01 : Howard Benns Resident 1966-present, Class of '78
1/26/01 : Mike Brand Resident 1979-present, Class of '97 comments: "I attend Buffalo State."
1/26/01 : Susan "Ashley" Bookhagen Resident 1948-82, Class of '66 now in NY comments: "Miss all the wonderful times in Ferry Village where I lived and at Grand Island High. Met so very many wonderful people."
1/26/01 : Doug Gawoski Resident 1968-86, Class of '78 now in San Rafael, California
1/25/01 : Ellen "Miller" Colan Resident 1975-2001, Class of '81
1/24/01 : Mary Jo Gill Class of '70 (new e-mail address)
1/24/01 : Jude "Casey" Kuehne Resident 1969-?, Class of '82
1/24/01 : Mike McDonnell Resident 1960-98, Class of '71 now in Cumming, GA
1/23/01 : Amy Valone Resident 1958-77, Class of '76 now in Santa Fe, New Mexico comments: "Now married, for the 2nd time, after having 2 great kids, a daughter and a son with both having the last name Santora. I am now living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Yes, we get snow but here all you need is a broom. No wind chills, but lots of sunshine."
1/23/01 : Megan McCarthy Resident 1981-2000, Class of '99
1/23/01 : Kim "Hollfelder" DeZutter Resident 1984-2000, Class of '91 now in NY
1/23/01 : Chris DeZutter Resident 1982-95, Class of '91 now in Fort Drum, NY
1/22/01 : Marla "Strasburg" Crawford Resident 1972-present, Class of '74
1/22/01 : Carol "Kaiser" Roesch Resident 1965-present comments: "First time reading local news. Great. Sure do miss the Record!"
1/22/01 : Gary Roesch comments: "Very well done-- keep up the excellant work!!" (new e-mail address)
1/21/01 : Dean Drozdowski Resident 1982-2000, Class of 2000 now in Port O'Connor, Texas
1/21/01 : Isledegrande WebmasterThe following did not submit e-mail addresses: Joseph Wroblewski, Barbara "Krause" Turley, Patricia "Krause" Cope and Barbara Rondeau. We will be glad to post their names in our guestbook as soon as we have their e-mail addresses.
1/20/01 : Stephanie "Deidrick" Bridgeo Resident 1989-91, Class of '92 now in Coshocton, Ohio
1/20/01 : Elizabeth Ralston Snyder Resident 1961-90, Class of '73 now in Holland, NY
1/19/01 : Darlene Conners Resident 1993-present comments: "I love it here!"
1/19/01 : Karin "Schiffhauer" Silva Resident 1973-91, Class of '91 now in Lakewood, WA
1/19/01 : Denise Jamison Resident 1971-78, Class of '82 now in Albuquerque, New Mexico comments: "I did not graduate from GI High, but attended grade school (Kaegebein) and middle school. My family lived on the corner of East Park and Redway. Sisters are Lisa, Dina, Tracy and brother, Gary. GI holds very good memories and was a great place to be a kid!"
1/18/01 : David Schiffhauer Class of '86 now in Webster, NY
1/18/01 : Patti "McMoil" Trzcinski Resident 1957-78, Class of '75 now in TX
1/18/01 : Molly "Crowe" Grace Resident 1967-92, Class of '85 now in Orlando, FL
1/18/01 : Jim Schueckler Resident 1952-63, now in LeRoy, NY comments: "Sidway class of '62. Eager to hear from classmates. I loved growing up on Grand Island, "A grand place to live". All my brothers and sisters, except one, have email, so I can forward notes to them, too."
1/17/01 : Steve Manson Resident 1951-81, Class of '70 now in North Tonawanda, NY
1/17/01 : Diane Blum Resident 1978-present
1/17/01 : Betty "Dohn" Ashley Resident 1949-79, now in St. Petersburg, Florida comments: "I spent most of my married life on the Island. I taught Kaegebein and Sidway (59-79.) First lived in Ferry Village. Heber Ashley was post master. At that time we lived on Whitehaven Rd and had a funeral chapel. Later we lived on Sturbridge Lane off of Ransom Rd. I have many fond memories of the Island and really enjoy your web-site."
1/17/01 : Brian Lipp Resident 1986-present, Class of 2004
1/17/01 : Diane "Whiting" Lowe Class of '79 now in Greensboro, North Carolina
1/17/01 : Jessica Coppola Resident 1976-91, Class of '90 now in New Jersey
1/17/01 : Jim Schueckler now in LeRoy, NY
1/16/01 : Rachel C. Morgan Resident 1985-present, Class of 2004
1/16/01 : Gary Roesch comments: "Very well done-- keep up the excellant work!!"
1/16/01 : Kerry (Sciandra) Erling Class of '79, now in Allen, Texas
1/16/01 : Chris Wozniak Resident 1980-present, Class of '99 comments: "I have art work on the internet at isledeGrande.com. Look under local artists."
1/15/01 : Steven Duggan Resident 1985-present, Class of 2003
1/15/01 : Sue "Breier" Dommell Resident 1954-70, Class of '68 now in Kenmore, NY comments: "I was a resident from 1954 to 1970, went to elementary school on the Island but Mt. St. Mary High School and then Cardinal O'Hara."
1/15/01 : Karen "Bednarz" Trageser Class of '75 now in Maryland
1/14/01 : Renee "DeCost" Morgan Resident 1959-present, Class of '77
1/14/01 : Sandra Bednarz Resident 1964-75, Class of '82 now in Gambrills, Maryland
1/13/01 : Paula "Diefenbach" Grimm Resident 1966-82, Class of '76 now in Radcliff, Kentucky
1/13/01 : Eric Stefik 1944-1958 now in Las Vegas, NV
1/13/01 : Kristen Kobza Resident 1990-present, Class of 2006
1/13/01 : Susan "Mangin" Knispel Resident 1972-93, Class of '79 comments: "Settled in beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado."
1/13/01 : Greg Mangin Resident 1972-present, Class of '81 comments: "Still live on Grand Island."
1/13/01 : Charlie Grimm Resident until 1976, Class of '72 now in Radcliff, Kentucky comments: "Running, wrestling, having my car put into the gym during school hours. Many good times on the Island."
1/12/01 : Ernie & Janine Little Resident 1997-present
1/12/01 : Tom Drake Resident 1950-72, Class of '67 now in Clarence Center, NY
1/12/01 : Kristin Schmidt Class of '95 now in Denver, CO
1/12/01 : Kathryn (Kathy) "Boettcher" Stisser Resident 1989-present, Sidway Class of '57 comments: "It has been a difficult year as our mother, Ruth Boettcher, has been in declining health and passed away January 10th. The love and support of Grand Island, Trinity Church, Senior Citizen meals and wheels, and Riverwood Nursing Home all were help in comfort in different ways. It is truly a wonderful place that Ed and I chose to move to in 1989. I grew up on Grand Island and left when getting married in 1962."
1/12/01 : Julie "Diefenbach" Meyer Resident 1966-present, Class of '74
1/12/01 : Kevin Duncan Resident 1982-2001, Class of 2000
1/11/01 : Bernadette "Bernie" "Carminati" Franklin Resident 1957-present, Sidway Class of '59, Tonawanda High Class of '62
1/11/01 : Joanne "Ryan" Wallace Resident 1964-80, Class of '76 now in Florida
1/11/01 : Carrie Pavis Resident 1970-88, Class of '83 now in North Tonawanda, NY comments: "I'm now living in N.T. with my 3-year-old son, Clayton Kenneth. I'm an Engineering Aid on the Buff State Campus. Love looking at old friends' names - brings back good memories!! :)"
1/11/01 : Maria "DiChristina" Bouchard Resident 1967-88, Class of '70 now in Burlington, Ontario
1/11/01 : Mel Passarelli Resident 1956-80, Class of '74 now in Nashua, NH comments: "Now living in Nashua, NH. I would love to hear from old friends. This is a new email address, as my old one has changed."
1/11/01 : Kathy "Hamilton" Dawkins Resident 1965-79, Class of '80 now in Calera, Alabama
1/10/01 : Catherine "Budwey" Durgin Resident 1958-71, Class of '69 now in Terrytown, LA comments:" Just want to say Hi and so glad that my friend Sue Haen shared this web site with me. Fondly miss all my classmates from Grand Island High."
1/10/01 : Linda "Roberts" Krug Resident 1947-67, Sidway Class of '62 now in Medina, NY comments: "I graduated with the Sidway class of '62. We were the last class to have to leave the Island before the new High School opened. I have lived in Medina NY for the last 30 years but I have never stopped calling the Island home. I miss how close we all were. So glad I found this site."
1/10/01 : Diane "Gollwitzer" Doane Resident 1953-present, Class of '71
1/10/01 : Tom Vogel Resident 1960-76, Class of '69 now in North Hollywood, CA comments: "It's the best place to grow up."
1/10/01 : Mary Louise Geering Resident 1958-76, Class of '76 now in Brooklyn, NY
1/10/01 : Barbara Rondeau Please contact Isledegrande.com with your email address
1/9/01 : Joseph Wroblewski Please contact Isledegrande.com with your email address
1/9/01 : Cherie "Nogle" Stork Resident 1975-95, Class of '89 now in Medina, New York
1/9/01 : Jennifer "Dunlop" Lenhard Class of '92
1/9/01 : Jodi Lynn Trautman Resident 1971-92, Class of '89 now in Columbia, MD
1/9/01 : Donna Dietz Resident 1976-89, Class of '89
1/8/01 : Brian Bane Resident 1990-94, Class of '94 now in Albuquerque, New Mexico
1/8/01 : Shirley "Lewien" Reitebach Resident 1966-83, Class of '73 now in East Amherst, NY comments "Thanks for the great work involved in this web site. It keeps us once islanders informed on what is happening on the island."(new E-Mail Address)
1/7/01 : Erle Jackson Resident 1946-72, Sidway Class of '61 now in Ohio
1/7/01 : David Havens Resident 1976-97, Class of '92 now in Fort Worth, Texas
1/7/01 : James Baldwin Resident 1963-82, Class of '81 now in Ft. Meade, MD comments: "Now live at Ft. Mead, MD. Dead center between Washington DC and Baltimore. Looking forward to our 20 year reunion. I would love to hear from friends from GI."
1/6/01 : Kristen "Franklin" Rosser Resident 1970-96, Class of '89 now in Phoenix, AZ comments: "Beautiful place to grow up! Miss mom, dad, brother Dale, Gram Carminati, Uncle David, Kelly, Ashley and Casey Carminati. Have been blessed to have husband Robert visit the island with me and he has had the opportunity to see the home where I grew up on Carter Drive. Also miss Gram Franklin since she passed away in October 2000." One of my best memories is of rollerbladding with mom in Beaver Island Park during Graduate School at UB and hanging out with friends Traci Hopper, Kristen (Winch) Keenan, and Tara (Long) Gipp during high school."
1/6/01 : Dawn "Hildebrandt" Fitzgerald Resident 1958-present, Class of '76 (New E-Mail address)
1/6/01 : Suzanne "Burk" Ryan Resident 1951-present, Class of '66
1/5/01 : Wilma (aka Tex) "Claunch" Andre Resident 1955-57 now in Longmont, CO "There was no G.I. High when I was there. I went to Tonawanda High.We moved to Texas at mid-term of my senior year."
1/5/01 : Cindy "Mason" Shields Resident 1956-83, Class of '74 now in Davenport, Florida
1/5/01 : Brian Havens Resident 1976-98, Class of '92 now in Dallas, Texas
1/5/01 : Would Joseph Wroblewski send us his e-mail so we can post him here properly?
1/5/01 : Lisa "Powell" Fletcher Resident 1973-present, Class of '91
1/4/01 : Kelli "Barnhart" Porter Resident 1973-present, Class of '91
1/4/01 : Timothy Martin Resident 1972-76, Class of '83 now in Falls Church, VA comments: "I have a post dated on April 1, 1999. This is my updated email address. It is great to see this guest book fill up. I would like to hear from anyone who may have known me or my family Loreane, Jerry, Ken, Glen or Donna Martin. Also, my nephews or nieces Kenny, Kelly, Janie Martin."
1/3/01 : Ron Milkas Resident 1965-88, Class of '83 now in Georgia "Hey Ya'll! Just saw I would be the first one on after the new year. Happy New Year and come on down to Georgia to see me some time."
1/3/01 : Lars & Rene "Hill" Nilsson Class of '89 (new E-Mail address
1/3/01 : Charlene "Aird" Nagel Resident 1957-75, Class of '75 now in St. Davids, Ontario, Canada
1/3/01 : Debbie "Taylor" Spencer Class of '76
1/3/01 : Jennifer Weaver Resident 1977-present, Class of '95
1/3/01 : Robert Weaver Resident 1964-present, Class of '67 comments: "I'm still here. Never left."
1/2/01 : Loreane & Jerry Martin Resident 1972-76, Class of '75 now in Ocala, Florida comments: "Donna, Glenn, Kenny and Tim all attended Grand Island Schools. Jerry spent a lot of his life on Grand Island with his aunt Lil Shear/Tranter."
1/2/01 : Fred Claus Resident 1971-present, Class of '90 (new email address)
1/2/01 : Tim Geering Resident 1956-78, Class of '74 now in Ohio comments: "Attended Huth Road School K-6. I was part of Boy Scout Troop 510, St. Stephen's Parish (First Communion, Confirmation, wedding ). Member of the Wind Ensemble in high school (Mr. Alvarez, then Sherman Lyke). Enjoyed Spotlighters, It's Academic, even being part of the worst soccer team ever (11 games, 3 goals total!) Attended Allegheny College after GIHS, then SUNY Buffalo Med School, where I met my wife. We moved to the Cincinnati area for my residency in Family Medicine and decided to stay. I've been in practice for 15 years now, am the proud father of four children, and we just moved into a new house, which made for a very hectic Christmas season! I'd love to hear from some of my old friends!"
1/1/01 : James NogleResident 1976-2001, Class of '93 comments: "On December 27th my wife and I were blessed with a healthy baby boy, Tyler James weighing 8 pounds and 20 1/2" long."
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