1999 Guest Book Archive!

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1997-98 Guest Book Archive


12/31/99 :
George B. Pollock resident 1952-66, now in Largo, FL comments: "I lived at 1966 East River Road and owned Pollock Plumbing and Heating."
12/31/99 :
Isledegrande Web Master comments: "We would like George Pollock's email address so others may contact him. Please check here to see that your email address is correct here after you submit it. Let us know if it is not. Nice to hear from former Islander Patty "Dower" Hamilton in Queensland, Australia. And to Kathy "Grycel" Farmer, your friend Sharon "McMahon" Tokash signed on Dec. 30. And to Lauren (Wiese) Daley, yes, Isledegrande.com does have an up-to-date email list."
12/31/99 :
Debbie Guidone Class of '78 now in Dallas, Texas comments: "Happy New Year!"
12/30/99 :
Michael Gill resident 1961-70, now in Beltsville, MD comments: "Left the Island in 1970. My family moved back to Ohio. Memories of the Island are fuzzy as I was only 13 when I left. But my sisters (Pat and Mary Jo) are around to remind me of this site. Thanks for putting it up."
12/30/99 :
Sharon "McMahon" Tokash Resident 1945-95 now in Panama City, FL
12/30/99 :
Cynthia (Cindy) "Austin" Zurek Resident 1951-80, Class of '69 now in Kenmore, NY comments: "The Island has grown so much since I lived there. I have made a complete circle leaving WNY for two years in Houston then 14 years in Ft. Lauderdale. Although I really didn't miss the snow and frigid temperatures, I find more friendlier people in WNY especially on Grand Island. Memories...one hell of a Halloween party back in 1967! half the Island was there (even the local constable - Neal Huff)! Living so far away for so many years, I am sorry I missed the reunions. It would have been great to see old faces!"
12/30/99 :
Cindy "Austin" Zurek now in Kenmore, NY
12/29/99 :
Kristine Hartz Resident 1974-94 now in Killeen, TX
12/29/99 :
Patrick McMahon Resident 1967-86, Class of '85 now in Middletown, CA
12/29/99 :
Shane Anderson Resident 1975-85, Class of XX now in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada comments: I am now living in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. I still miss living on the Island...but, I find the time to visit whenever I can."
12/28/99 :
Mary "Thompson" West Resident 1966-present, Class of '84
12/27/99 :
Kate "Babowicz" Wells Resident 1954-71, Class of '71 now in Vancouver, WA comments: "Hi. I've been living on the West Coast since high school graduation. I'd love to hear from any of my old classmates!"
12/27/99 :
Kathy "Thompson" Monaco Resident 1959-99, Class of '77
12/26/99 :
Ed Kendall Class of '95
12/26/99 :
John and Gail Fleming John: Sidway School Class of '47 now in FL
12/26/99 :
Steve Fleming Class of '74 now in Florida
12/26/99 :
Michele "Kaczmarek" Rathmann resident 1964-92, Class of '80 now in Orlando, FL comments: "Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. Personally I miss the Island a lot but I'm glad I live in Orlando...especially when it's cold. I'm looking forward to coming "home" for my class reunion and can't wait to see you guys."
12/23/99 :
Michael, Linda & Jonathan Sanchez Resident 1968-98, Class of '85 now in Fleetwood, PA comments: "We are now getting happily settled in our new home in Fleetwood, PA. We miss everyone from the Island and hope to visit periodically."
12/23/99 :
Karen Gazda Resident 1978-94, Class of '96 now in Raleigh, NC
12/20/99 :
Jenny (Nickerson) Thomas Resident 1979-83, Class of '87 now in Las Vegas, Nevada
12/19/99 :
Andy Kuszczak resident 1974-94, Class of '93 now in Fort Mill, SC
12/17/99 :
Shirley (Lewien) Reitebach Resident 1966-74, Class of '73 now in East Amherst, NY comments: "I've lived in a lot of places over the years - Colorado, Utah, California and Illinois but my heart has always been in Western New York. The sunsets are nice in the above states, but the most beautiful are from the West River."
12/17/99 :
Lauren (Wiese) Daley Resident 1959-83, Class of '77 now in Kansas comments: "Do you have an alumni list?"
12/17/99 :
Kevin McGuirk Class of '82 now in WA
12/14/99 :
Michael (Rosco) Ross Resident 1969-84, Class of '71 now in Browns Mills, NJ comments: "Golden Events, Totem Pole, Sad Bears, Blizzard 1977, Ceil & Chuck's, Cruise'n River Rd., Ransom Rd. Drags, Idle Hour, Strawberry Island, GE Kite Fly's, Skiing West River, Parties in Buckhorn, Long's Store, Bedell House, Dead Man's Curve (pre-Holiday Inn), Edgewater Tavern, the Steel House, Tommy Stedman, Tubing East River, the Martians landing (Halloween '69?), Mr. Fuller - principal of the year."
12/14/99 :
Nancy Wonacott Resident 1956-79, Class of '69 now in Niagara Falls, NY comments: "The Class of 1969 30-year reunion was the best. Would do it all over again tomorrow."
12/13/99 :
Lynn Polizzi resident 1966 to present, Class of '84 now in NY
12/13/99 :
Rick Erling resident 1961-91, Class of '78 now in Allen, Texas comments: "I am looking for memories of The Blizzard of '77. I am writing a story for The Weather Channel's Storms of the Century Review and wanted to add a Grand Island flavor to it. If you have any Blizzard photos or memories from the Island please email them to me. Feel free to check out and comment on what has been compiled thus far " Website
12/13/99 :
Jane (Hand) Roberts Resident 1967-85, Class of '79 now in Kempton, PA
12/13/99 :
John J. Mezhir resident 1976 to present, Class of '94
12/13/99 :
Wayne Baumler Resident 1947-61, Sidway Class of '58 now in Omaha, NE comments: "I lived across the street from the Sandy Beach Yacht Club. Swam about 8 hours a day every summer. Have memories of the Island that will never leave me (some I can't share). Have lived in Nebraska since graduating from Bishop Duffy in 1961. What a great place to grow up. My sister, Judy, sent me a newspaper article about Mrs. Leibinger. She was my favorite teacher. Can't believe she might still be alive!"
12/13/99 :
Robin (Stamler) Csendom Class of '84
12/12/99 :
Harvey & Catherine (Killian) Long comment: "Both lifelong residents of Grand Island."
12/11/99 :
Dave and Sue Phillips Resident 1974-91 now in Methuen, MA, comments: "Both our children grew up on Grand Island and attended GI schools, (Doug and Dawn (deceased). We miss many of our friends who still live on the Island and would like to hear from them."
12/10/99 :
Kathy (Forbes) DeWitt Resident 1971-85, Class of '79 now in Geneva, Florida comments: "Came to visit during the summer with my children. They just love it at grandmother's house swimming at Sandy Beach, fishing at Buckhorn, going to the playground and hanging with their summertime friends. They just can't get enough. Visiting every chance we get. Love to hear from my old time friends from many moons ago. What a way to keep in touch. Love this web page!"
12/9/99 :
Don Greening Resident 1966-67, Class of '67 now in Spain.
12/9/99 :
Ron Gasbarro Resident 1955-60, Class of '69 now in New Milford, PA
12/8/99 :
Betty (Wagner) Harris Resident 1990-present, comments: "As a business owner/resident of Grand Island, I wish to extend to each and everyone on the Island the happiest and safest holiday with their family and friends. May God be good to you in 2000!! Happy holiday from Metro Town Center Realty, Whitehaven Road."
12/8/99 :
Lisa Culp Resident 1988-present, Class of '99
12/9/99 :
Jennifer Raham Resident 1982-present, Class of 2001 comments: "Grand Island has been a quiet and great place to grow up. I feel very safe in a tight community and I have enjoyed attending the Grand Island Central School Districts."
12/7/99 :
Dave Wolgast Resident 1970-94, Class of '88 now in Rochester, NY
12/6/99 :
Barbara (Kaska) Beyer Resident 1959-76, Class of '75 now in Winter Springs, FL comments: My fondest memories of Grand Island are boating with my family and hanging with my friends. There was no other place I felt safer than Grand Island. We used to hitchhike all over the Island without a worry."
12/5/99 :
Lisa (Jamison) Ward Resident 1972-78, Class of '78 now in New Mexico
12/5/99 :
Jennifer Catherine Resident 1987-97, Class of '91 now in California comments: Hello G-I! I was home for awhile, teaching history at the high school but now I've gone West to California! I'm going to law school here and spend most of my time in front of a computer terminal at the library. Email is my only real connection to the outside world! I would love to hear from anyone I ever even vaguely knew from high school. Hey and if you happen to also be out in this strange land of taquerias, fog and freeways, even better. More specifically, I would like to send a direct hello to Karen & Phalin where ever you are, Heather Robert I saw your wedding pic in the Dispatch. Congratulations! You looked beautiful. And also hello to a real specific ex-boyfriend who shall remain nameless but was once an unabashed fan of Kraftwerk, you know who you are. If you see this, send word..."
12/5/99 :
Felix Grycel Resident 1941-56, now in Santa Maria, CA comments: "Looking for friends."
12/5/99 :
Kathy (Grycel) Farmer Resident 1945-56, now in San Diego, CA comments: "I was born on the Island and wish to contact Sharon McMahon, my best friend while growing up there."
12/4/99 :
Jennifer Kasprzak Resident 1988-97, Class of '97 now in United Kingdom
12/3/99 :
Janet (Pitzonka) Sentz Resident 1972 to present
12/2/99 :
Patti (Dietz) Oglietti comments: "I used to live across the river from Grand Island. We lived right on the river and in the summer took our boat over to the rope on Grand Island. On the shore we would swing out landing in the water. I think it's one of my all time best memories. Great web page."
12/2/99 :
Elizabeth (Lynch) DeLano Resident 1976-94, Class of '94 now in Las Vegas, NV."
11/29/99 :
Chris Savoy resident 1960-78, Class of '78 now in Corning, NY comments: "Let's see, fond memories of Grand Island, there are so many that I still can't talk about. How about West River Overlooks, the Bicentennial Park, Beaver Island, "the fort" we never needed a reason to party just a place to do it. How about midnight raccoon hunting expositions to Navy Island in November? Oh yeh, that's Canadian land, isn't it? Waking up on Bruce Allen's couch in the morning to be greeted by his mother's smile. Looking for trouble with Lefty, Gieser, Pumpkinhead and the boys. Can't forget diving from the top of the first arch of the Grand Island bridge. I guess it was some kind of male bonding thing. Today it all seems insane. First loves, first broken hearts, and just about first everything. I have been around the world and talked to many people, yet I have never found a place or people that could compare with you. Got bless and keep you safe."
11/28/99 :
Suzie (Burk) Ryan Resident 1951-99, Class of '66
11/28/99 :
Kristina Tetkowski Resident 1983 to present, Class of 2001 comments: "Well, at this point in life, I'm stuck on this random piece of land surrounded by this mote. I'm trapped. Many people have the goal of leaving this cushy place, some do, but most come back. My mother (Pat Czora) and her four brothers and sisters went to school here and my father (Neil Tetkowski) and his two sisters went to school here. My grandmother (Lee Tetkowski) was an art teacher here."
11/27/99 :
Joan (Schlueter) Wright resident 1944-59, Sidway Class of '57, Riverside High Class of '60 now in Sarasota, FL comments: "I really enjoyed my childhood in Grandyle Village. My fondest memory is the fun my Dad and I had when we took his small boat out on the river. When I cross the Manatee River here I always think of the beautiful Niagara."
11/27/99 :
Kari Johnson Resident 1988-99, Class of 2004 comments: "I think the Island is a great place to live and I hope when the Seneca problem is all over with (if it ever ends) we will still be here."
11/26/99 :
Erin (Jengo) Millar resident until 1995, Class of '95 now in Roanoke, VA
11/26/99 :
Andrew Tranter resident 1974-96, Class of '93 now in Orlando, FL comments: "Hello to all my friends on the Island. It's great to see this web site. It is exciting to see so many names that I recognize and where everybody has moved to. I would like to hear from you. Things are going great here in Orlando."
11/26/99 :
Patricia Tornabene Class of '90
11/24/99 :
Robert Forster resident 1945-52 now in Nowata, OK comments: "We left GI when I was 7. Moved to Oklahoma. I lived next door to a family named Ryan. Don't remember the beautiful little girl's first name but she was my first love. We lived on Alt Blvd. in a large, 2-story, brick home. I don't remember much about the Island. My mother worked at Del & Herb's (I think that is right)."
11/24/99 :
Sheila (Socko) Ciechoski Class of '82 comments: "I would like to wish our friends near and far a safe and happy holiday season. (Remember when the year 2000 seemed so far away?) Time sure does fly."
11/24/99 :
Margie (Hess) Wood Resident 1965-87, Class of '78, now in Buffalo, NY
11/24/99 :
Kelly (Brennan) Sasso Resident 1972-88, Class of '79 now in Ramona, CA
11/23/99 :
Bob Pownall Resident 1968-85, Class of '80 now in Virginia
11/23/99 :
Pat (Williams) Meyer Resident 1948-70, Sidway Class of '58 now in Avon Lake, Ohio comments: "Would love to hear from any and all old friends and schoolmates!"
11/21/99 :
Ron "Buckets" Milkas Resident 1965-88, Class of '83 comments: Hey Ya'll. I just wanted to say hello to everyone. I recently moved away from NY. I was in Albany for 10 years and now I find myself living in the land of rednecks and Confederate flags. My family and I moved to Waycross, GA, so if any Islanders get down south and need a rest, just stop on by and say Howdy! Oh yeah, it is 65 degrees here and it is 10 p.m. on the 21st of November. Eat your hearts out!"
11/21/99 :
Wesley "Bud" Link Class of '78
11/21/99 :
Wilma (MacDonald) Greenwood Resident 1938 to present, Sidway Class of '44, Tonawanda Class of '48
11/20/99 :
Scott Hennigar Class of '69, now in Florida
11/20/99 :
Mike Kelly Class of '67, now in Ridgeway, Ontario
11/20/99 :
Tony Sasso Resident 1964-88, Class of '76 now in Ramona, CA comments: "Just found out about this directory and would love to hear from all my old friends."
11/20/99 :
Sharon (Mergler) Blazey Resident 1977-82, Class of '82 now in Stamford, CT
11/20/99 :
Gene Mongan Resident since 1962, Class of '80 comments: "Wild horses couldn't drag me off this Island."
11/19/99 :
Neil Tetkowski Resident 1955-73, Class of '73 now in NYC comments: "Tetkowski and Friends from 188 Countries: April of 2000 I'll be at United Nations in New York City making a special artwork using clay from all the countries of the world. It will be open to the public. 'Hope you can visit.'" Website
11/18/99 :
Mike Podlucky now in Sandy, Utah comments: "It was great to be back on the Island to witness Coach Masters' much deserved induction into the Greater Buffalo Hall of Fame. Got to see quite a few former GI athletes who played for him during the high school's formidable years. Talked with my childhood buddy, Kathy McFee, who since I last talked with got married...good luck Fifi! Congrats to Danielle on her outstanding running accomplishments and Jenna on playing varsity soccer. Can't wait to return for the next reunion."
11/17/99 :
Donna Forster Resident 1964-82, Class of '82 now in Kenmore, NY "I have many great memories of my years growing up on GI. It was fun to visit this webpage. Nice Job!! I'm currenty living in Kenmore and have a beautiful 12-year-old daughter, Chelsea. Life is very, very good!"
11/16/99 :
Tracy (Wuest) Butcher Resident 1971-89, Class of '89 now in Boynton Beach, FL
11/16/99 :
Barbara (Glor) Martin Resident 1942-62, now in Delaware, Ohio comments: "When I went to high school there wasn't one on the Island. We were bused to Tonawanda or Riverside. I went to Tonawanda Class of '58. My son, Dale, who lives in Cincinnati emailed me a link to Teddy's "Between the Bridges." It was fun reading, and I even recognized some of the birthday pictures! I was reminded of the Grandyle Village parades when we decorated our bikes and wagons with red, white, and blue crepe paper and paraded down Love Road. Mom still has the flag with 48 stars that we used to hang out on those holidays."
11/15/99 :
Matthew Lewis Resident since '59, Class of '78
11/14/99 :
Peter Helbock Redlands, California (new email address)
11/13/99 :
Kevin Tolejko Class of '97
11/12/99 :
Dawn (Carlisi) Iacono Resident 1968-82, now in Williamsville, NY comments: "Although I didn't attend G.I. High, I have a lot of fond memories of my old classmates from K-8. I'd like to correspond to any friends from G.I. - specifically Class of '82."
11/11/99 :
Michael McCoulf Resident since 1980, Class of '91
11/11/99 :
Mark Hodges Stahlka Resident 1980-86, Class of '86 now in NY
11/11/99 :
Becky Popiel Resident 1955-80, Class of '73
11/11/99 :
Kathy Ringler comments "Love living on "The Island"
11/10/99 :
Meggan Lynn McCarthy-Sparrow Resident 1987-93, Class of '93 now in Garner, North Carolina
11/10/99 :
Cindy (Henderson) Phillips Resident 1960-98, Class of '74 now in Las Vegas, Nevada
11/10/99 :
Lou Anne (Mesler) Soto, Class of '76
11/5/99 :
Tracy (Adams) Dworak Class of '88
11/3/99 :
John Sentz, Resident 1972-present, Class of '89 comments: "Great website! Grand Island is the best place to live!"
11/3/99 :
Brian Sandish, Resident 1970-79, Class of '84 now in Minnesota
11/3/99 :
John Papai, Resident 1952-70, Class of '70 now in Colorado Springs, Colorado comments: "Just stopped in to say hello. Excellent web page. My mom still lives on the Island and I'll be back for Christmas. Thanks for the opportunity to visit your page."
11/1/99 :
Adam Morgan, Resident 1973-present, Class of '91 comments: "After living in Connecticut for three years, I am once again living on the Island after taking a job with a local company as an application/web site developer. I would love to hear from any and all old friends (Jamie?) and anyone whose path I might have crossed in recent years."
11/1/99 :
Paul Gumbo Golembiewski, Resident 1983-97, Class of '96 now in NY comments "Now in England."
11/1/99 :
Michelle (Phillips) Golembiewski, Resident 1977-98, Class of '96 now in NY comments "Now in England."
11/1/99 :
Mary (Olsen) Becker, Resident 1950-60, Sidway Class of '54 now in Bradenton, FL comments "I often remember my favorite teachers with sincere warmth. My few years there were a positive experience."
11/1/99 :
Charlotte (Goeckel) Ryan, Resident 1970-83, Class of '89 now in Georgia comments "Grand Island will always be home to me, even though I moved to Defiance, Ohio during 7th grade. I went to Ohio State, and now live in Atlanta, Georgia. I would love to hear from my ex-classmates and hear about what they are doing."
11/1/99 :
John J. Mezhir, Resident 1976-present, Class of '94
10/30/99 :
Peter Helbock, Resident 1958-64, comments: "Attended Charlotte Sidway Jr. High School Class of '61. Attended LaSalle Sr. High School in Niagara Falls. Now residing in Redlands, California."
10/30/99 :
David Passarelli, Resident 1966-present, Class of '84
10/29/99 :
Kathy (McGuirk) Freiermuth, Resident 1977-present, Class of '79 comments: "The Island is a beautiful place to live. The people are great. The jury is still out on the local government."
10/29/99 :
Donald and Lou Anne Soto, Resident 1962-present, Class of '75
10/23/99 :
Lorelei (Penta) Milan, Resident 1967-85, Class of '85 now in Raleigh, NC comments: "I now live in Raleigh, NC with my husband Paul and my two children Meg, 4, and Rayn, 2 and we love the warm weather, sorry Grand Islanders. I've vowed to never move north of the Mason Dixon Line again! I would love to hear from any pastime friend and welcome you to Raleigh!
10/22/99 :
Sister Marian Judy Baumler, Resident 1947-58, Class of '58 now in Niagara Falls, Canada
10/22/99 :
Tammy (Anderson) Miazga, Resident 1967-83, Class of '85 now in Tonawanda, NY
10/22/99 :
Don Gilmore, Resident 1956-77, Class of '72 now in Louisville, TN comments: "Now in Knoxville, Tennessee."
10/21/99 :
Louis Penque, Resident 1977-84, Class of '82 now in West Palm Beach, Florida comments: "Living in West Palm Beach since 1984. See you in 2002."
10/19/99 :
Gail (Merrill) Allen, Resident 1949-99, Class of '68 now in Oviedo, FL comments: "Grand Island is a great place to raise a family! No place in the world will top Grand Island, and no matter where I am, the Island will always be home to me!"
10/16/99 :
Ron Schram, Resident 1956-62, Class of '69 now in Palmdale, California
10/14/99 :
Todd Nizialek, Class of '85 now in Gainesville, Georgia
10/14/99 :
Mary-Jo (Mergler) Pivarnik, Resident 1971-85, Class of '81 now in The Colony, TX
10/13/99 :
Bryan Schram, Sidway Class of '61, resident 1957-65, now in Grants Pass, Oregon comments: "Old friends please email me and say hello."
10/12/99 :
Michael Schade, Class of '81 now in DC comments: "How lucky to have grown up in a small town, and an island at that. Still don't understand why Grand Island, Nebraska is more famous."
Michael, them's fighting words, who has ever even been there? Who has ever heard of the Jewel of the Midwest, I mean really, comments of the SA who has been there.
10/12/99 :
Kimberly Watts, Class of '97 now in New Jersey
10/12/99 :
Judie (Wierling) Savage, Class of 'XX now in Lehigh, FL
10/12/99 :
Michele (Wierling) Brooks, Class of '80 now in Coral Springs, FL
10/10/99 :
Lee Martin, Class of '86 now in Las Vegas, Nevada
10/10/99 :
Leslie (Schwannecke) Huerta, resident 1974-78 Class of '78 now in Lincoln, NE
10/9/99 :
Susan Gilmore, resident 1956-81, Class of '74 comments: "Have heard from a few old classmates. Was really nice! Hope to hear from some more. Am in sunny Daytona Beach, FL. Remember the Sandy Beach kids' bike parades we did every year?"
10/9/99 :
Steven R. Golda, resident 1967-82, Class of '75 now in California
10/9/99 :
Brian Goss, resident 1980-present, Class of '98 comments: "Check out the High School's Web Page".
10/9/99 :
Mike Lawson Resident 1952-71,Class of '70 now in San Diego, CA comments: "I have nothing but great memories of G.I. My wife and I spend a good amount of time with the Whitings (Scott, Carol, Scott Jr. & J.J.), also Bill Buckley. If you don't know, Scott and Bill are both Islanders and we have shared many Island stories over the years. Hope to be back in the year 2000 for a reunion for the Class of '70 if there is one. Maybe you can let me know. Always a place in my heart for Grand Island."
10/8/99 :
Michael "Tex" Taylor, resident 1992-96 Class of '94 now in Waco, TX
10/8/99 :
Mary Jo O'Dea Kane Class of '70 now in Florida
10/7/99 :
Sherie (Poulson) Cook, Resident 1995-present, Comments: "This is a beautiful web site. It is better than the sites for other, larger cities in the area, in my opinion. However, would it be possible to update the Town History? It is 47 years old and contains many typos and grammatical errors."
10/7/99 :
Paul Privitera, Resident 1984-86, now in Clearwater, Florida comments: "Hello to my cousins Robin, Leah, Richard and Tom. Hello to Lou Niro, Bob Ungaro, Steve Marino, Mark LaMonte and Chris Waldron...and hello to everyone I worked with at St. Angelo's (Bobby Hlastala, Dave Mahiques, Chris, Scott, the Baldwin brothers, Kellie, Michelle, Sharon and the rest). Thanks for the memories!"
10/6/99 :
Jonathan Bondi, Resident 1990-present, Class of 2004 Comments: "I would like to say what's up to all my friends from the giant porkchop! I'm livin' it up in Indiana but no place in the world will ever top Grand Island! I luv you all - lata - Bondi."
10/6/99 :
Darrell Kendell Cook (Linenfelser), Indianapolis, Indiana Comments: "I have never lived there but I have many fond memories of the place. My relatives live there right now, the Linenfelsers. I stop in and say hi every once in a while."
10/5/99 :
Christy (Colla) Taylor, Resident 1974-96, Class of '92 now in Waco, TX
10/4/99 :
Linda (Allen) Rayborn, Resident 1961-78, Sidway Class of '62 now in Seattle, WA comments: "I'm a novice web-surfer, elated at finally catching up with the 20th century, as we're about to enter the 21st! HAHA... Graduated Sidway 1962, and would be soooo delighted to hear from other Grand Isle'ers from the same era! I missed the last two reunions and I'm hungry for G.I. news! Have a great day, best wishes from here in sunny Seattle!"
10/3/99 :
Mark Roberts, Resident 1957-81, Class of '75 now in Kempton, PA comments: "Married to Jane (Hand) Roberts (Class of '79) and have two sons, Bryan, 13; Glen, 10. I'm a chemical engineer at Air Products and Chemicals and am enjoying life in the countryside near Kutztown, PA."
10/3/99 :
Doreen (Gerg) Ingram, Resident 1946-56, Sidway Class of '55, Tonawanda High Class of '58 now in Southern California comments: "My uncle, John Harrison, informed me of this web site. After reading all the notes from past & present Islanders, I found there was one common bond we all shared, "there wasn't a better place to have a childhood, than GI." I have lived in S. California since 1961 and though I love it here, GI will always have a special place in my heart."
9/4/99 :
Ruthann (Blickley) Burl, Resident 1950-71, Class of '67 now in Tonawanda, NY comments: "Great years to remember."
9/29/99 :
Mark Paasch Class of '72
9/29/99 :
Ron Gasbarro, resident 1955-73, Class of '69 comments: "Now living in NE Pennsylvania, New Milford, PA."
9/28/99 :
Patricia (Staffen) Yell resident 1935-57, Sidway Class of '49 and Tonawanda High Class of '53 now in Mebane, NC
9/28/99 :
Sarah Lane resident 1980-97, Class of '99 now in New York, NY
9/28/99 :
Sean McGuirk resident 1971-83, Class of '85 now in Catawissa, Missouri
9/28/99 :
Jeff Wansart resident 1990-99 still on Warner Dr. GI, Class of '99 comments: I miss this place more than anything in the whole world! I miss the school, driving to the parties, going up and down and up and down East River looking for the parties when we were bored. I most of all miss the people. We Grand Islanders are one of a kind and must stick together! I love this place!"
9/28/99 :
B.J. Revill resident 1984-95, Class of '92 now in Potsdam, NY
9/27/99 :
Michelle (Chapman) Cioppa resident 1989-98, Class of '92 now in Cheektowaga, NY
9/27/99 :
Sherri Tornabene resident 1963-87, Class of '81 now in Ashburn, Virginia comments: "I visited this site back in June of 1997. I am amazed at how quickly it has grown. I am also pleased because I like to read what everyone writes. I live in Virginia. Jobs are plentiful and my boys love it. I visit Grand Island in the month of July which is great because the weather is so nice there. I miss all my old friends so please email. I would love to hear from you. The hardest part about being away is missing the friendships from the past."
9/25/99 :
Don McLeod resident 1955-98, Class of '73 now in Lexington, KY comments: "Kentucky is fine, but my family sure misses the rock. Take care of it, we may be back!"
9/25/99 :
Kristin (Lorence) McNaughton resident 1967-99, Class of '85
9/25/99 :
Michele Franz resident 1966-99, Class of '85
9/25/99 :
Patty (Phelps) Lorence, Class of '77
9/25/99 :
Kurt Lorence, Class of '75
9/23/99 :
David Arch, resident 1961-99 Class of '79 Comments: "It's just the grandest place to live, Grand Island."
9/23/99 :
Phi "Blunt" Razem, resident 1995-present, Class of 2001 comments: "GI Viking Soccer kicks ass!!!"
9/23/99 :
Karen (Vinovrski) O'Lay, resident 1961-88, Class of '79 now in North Tonawanda, NY
9/23/99 :
Andy Werner, resident 1968-79, Class of '76 now living in Gardnerville, NV
9/22/99 :
Dawn Razem resident 1997-99
9/20/99 :
Kelli Preve, resident 1977-93, Class of '94 now in Buffalo, NY
9/20/99 :
Michael Wasson Class of '69
9/20/99 :
Patricia (McLeod) McLeod-McIntire resident 1962-87, Class of '81 now in MA
9/20/99 :
John Stolfo resident 1972-present, Class of '85 comments: "I tried to leave two times, now I own a house on the Island. I guess I am here to stay. Those of you who know me, stop by any time."
9/20/99 :
Mike Turner resident 1965-71, Class of '69 now in Glendale, AZ
9/19/99 :
Kerry (Sciandra) Erling Class of '79
9/19/99 :
Rick Erling Class of '78
9/19/99 :
Robert Brown, resident 1956-68, Sidway Class of '58, Riverside Class of '61 now in Virginia
9/19/99 :
Peter DeGlopper Class of 1974 comments: "Hi everyone, I enjoy reading the guest book to see what everyone is up to. I am married to Kim and have two girls, Chelsea and Bailey. I am living all the way over on Whitehaven! Enjoy hearing from old friends..."
9/19/99 :
Uma (Bommaraju) Hoffmann Class of '87
9/17/99 :
Daryl Colosimo resident 1977-99, Class of '95 comments: "Hey, I'm still here. E-mail me all."
9/14/99 :
Nancy (Hoover) Anderson resident 1969-99, Class of '80 comments: "I am still on the Island, have two children and would love to hear from old friends, etc."
9/12/99 :
Hilary (Hillock) Balderas Class of '75 now in Lake Forest, Illinois comments "Live in Illinois, own Mexican Cafe. Come visit Amigos! Adios."
9/12/99 :
Steve Papai resident 1962-80, Class of '80 now in Alaska comments "I've been in the Air Force for 18 years and I still miss the Island. I've been fishing in Alaska for the last 7 years and now I'm going to South Carolina for a year, so I'll be stopping in from time to time to see my mom who still lives there."
9/12/99 :
Sherry (Shaw) Watkins resident 1961-99, Class of '73 comments: "Married to John Watkins, Class of 1971. Living on the Island with daughter Jennifer, Class of 2004. We still love the Island!"
9/11/99 :
Nancy (Morrish) Miller resident 1972-96, Class of '91 now in Charlotte, North Carolina
9/11/99 :
Carrie Kobb Class of '96 now in Mishawaka, IN comments: "My favorite part of the Island is Beaver Island Park, swimming in the river, and the beautiful sunsets."
9/11/99 :
Amy (Gicewicz) Whitford resident 1962-90, Class of '80 now in Orchard Park, NY
9/10/99 :
James Baldwin resident 1963-82 Class of '81 now in Ft. Meade, Maryland
9/10/99 :
Cindy (Mason) Shields resident 1956-82 Class of '74 now in Davenport, Florida
9/10/99 :
Gretchen (Wroblewski) Fountain resident 1961-77, Class of '79 now in Atlantic Beach, FL comments: "What a fantastic Web Page. Thank you for giving us a chance to "catch up" on old friends!!! I've already found one and hope to find more."
9/10/99 :
Stephanie (Smith) Knobbe Class of '74 now in NE
9/9/99 :
Cathy (Gibson) Weiss resident 1960-82, Class of '70 now in Texas
9/9/99 :
Greg Koch Class of '76 now in West Palm Beach, FL
9/7/99 :
Barbara (Brill) Lare resident 1967-99 comments: "I finally figured out how to get here. I am a very slow learner on this instrument! Be sure that I will submit photos and such when I get so I fully understand how. 'Barbi'"
9/7/99 :
Laura (Strachan) Szucs resident 1965-79, Class of '77 now in San Ramon, CA comments: "I was suppose to graduate in 1978 so I would be interested in hearing from those class members. I truly miss Grand Island. I have many fond memories and would love to catch up with the many people I once knew. If any of you are in California, please send me a line! I would love to chat!"
9/7/99 :
Kellie (Fox) McKinley resident 1968-82, Class of '80 now in Virginia
9/7/99 :
Jayme (Inscore) Bauer resident 1989-96, Class of '96 now in Flanders, NY
9/6/99 :
Jerry Sturtz resident 1967-87, Class of '86 now in Williamsville, NY
9/4/99 :
Mary Frank Class of '80
9/4/99 :
Ruthann (Blickley) Burl resident 1950-71, Class of '67 now in Tonawanda, NY comments "Great years to remember." (Ruthann, let us know your complete email address here at isledegrande.com)
9/3/99 :
Maureen (O'Rourke)-Nelson resident 1968-74, Class of '72 now in Florida comments: "Beaver Island, snow, Kellys Country Store, sitting under the bridge watching the river."
9/3/99 :
Danna (Kirsch) Moles resident 1954-70, Class of '69 now in Watertown, NY comments: "Married, 2 kids in college, living in Watertown and working at City's Newspaper."
9/3/99 :
Nancy (Krall) Farris resident 1975-80, Class of '79 now in Peoria, IL
8/31/99 :
Ellen (Blakelock) Martin
8/31/99 :
Renee Robinson resident 1978-99, Class of '96
8/31/99 :
Jane (Sturtz) Pope resident 1963-85, Class of '81 now in Spring, TX
8/31/99 :
Steven Dietrich resident 1966-90, Class of '84 now in Mount Airy, MD
8/30/99 :
Adrienne Manzo Class of '95 now in Ft. Lauderdale
8/30/99 :
Gregory Wahl Class of '95 now at UNC Law School, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
8/29/99 :
Patty (Burns) Avery resident 1972-99, Class of '80
8/28/99 :
Ben Hoover Class of '99
8/28/99 :
Don Hoover Class of '72
8/27/99 :
Charlie Schrey resident 1970-84, Class of '77 now in San Jose, CA comments: "Check out Guy Kawasaki's latest book "Rules for Revolutionaries" - about bringing technology products to market."
8/26/99 :
Gwen (Lincoln) Lincoln-Strem resident 1966-85, Class of '79 now in Rochester, NY comments: "I think this website is so cool. I found names of people I have been wondering about for years. I am going to send this information on to other people."
8/25/99 :
Patti (Davern) King resident 1965-81, Class of '80 now in Latham, NY comments: "I check this site often hoping to find some long lost friends I haven't talked to in over 20 years. I eloped and left the Island in '81 looking for a better life. However, seeing so many familiar names brings back millions of memories. I'm proud to say I'm an Island girl. PS - I love "Between the Bridges" - I was a Teddy's Islette 30 years ago with my sisters."
8/25/99 :
Kristen (Sciandra) Bonsignore resident 1963-94, Class of '81 now in Georgia comments: "Good friends (Lori, Ellen, Ingrid and the boys, Bob, Marty, Jeff, Paul); Softball with my girls (Ellen, Jeannette, Ilona) every year! Beers and wings at St. Angelo's! Being close by my family and the beach!"
8/25/99 :
Alizon Balzer resident 1976-99, now in Chicago, IL
8/24/99 :
Gregory Costanzo resident 1960-80, Class of '70 now in Fairview, NC
8/24/99 :
Earl M. DeGlopper Sidway School Class of '41
8/24/99 :
Linda (Roberts) Singh resident 1965-85, Class of '83 now in MN
8/23/99 :
Steve Hunt resident 1973-99, Class of '83 comments: "Still living on the Island. Love it and never plan on leaving. Would love to hear from anyone I know (or don't know for that matter) and haven't heard from, everyone else - see ya at Tops or Wilson Farms. Great Web Site!!"
8/22/99 :
Jill (Gonda) Bach resident 1964-82, Class of '81 now in Palm Bay, FL comments: "My family and I were home this summer under unfortunate circumstances. My brother Steve has passed away due to an accident in his home. It was wonderful to see all of his friends and our former neighbors, and to see how much everyone cared for Steve. It was great to see how GI has NOT changed one bit. It made us all homesick until we remembered the cold, snowy winters. We will stay in sunny Florida, but miss GI and its wonderful people! Thanks to all of you for your support during this tough time for our family. If anyone has anything that they would like to share with us about Steve, please email me. My Mom would love to hear it all!! Thanks."
8/22/99 :
Penny "McQuestion" Thomas resident 1970-78, Class of '83 now in California comments: "This is GREAT!! Grand Island is/was the best place to live. I left there in 1978 for California. I remember a lot of good memories of the Island with Maria Santa Lucia, Annie Drexilius. Great place to grow up. My brother Sandy has moved back to the Island in 1998. I still call the Island my home. I like to go back and just cruise the island. I am married and have 2 beautiful sons, Tyler, 7 and Damon, 7 months. If you would like to get in touch, please do at my email address. Would love to talk with you.."
8/21/99 :
Michele "Kaczmarek" Rathmann resident 1964-92, Class of '80 now in Orlando, FL comments: "Just wanted to say this is really great. I come here and visit often. Anyone who has addresses of those people who graduated in 1980, if you could forward them on to me, I have quite a list going. You know next year it's that time - we're not getting older, we're getting better. Miss the island a lot but love my life in Orlando. Looking forward to the reunion."
8/21/99 :
Randy White resident 1957-71, Class of '70 now in Indianapolis, IN comments: "Hello from Indiana! It was great attending the Class of '69 reunion to see friends from that year. Let's hope Barb Aquilino and company will do well organizing ours. Hint: a few light bulbs in the tent for these aging eyes to see the nametags!"
8/20/99 :
Suzanne (Leahy) English Class of '84, resident from 1973-87 comments: "I didn't stray too far from Grand Island. My husband and I built a home in Wheatfield, NY. We have a beautiful son, Nathan, who is almost 2 years old. I have lots of fun memories of Grand Island, and get a lot of mileage out of stories from school. And for the record... I knew Greg Goulet before he was famous!"
8/20/99 :
Robert Cowan Class of '70, resident from 1967-78 comments: This is great? A place to renew old friendships. Look forward to hearing as well as contacting old friends. Now living in Pensacola, FL."
8/20/99 :
Nick LaMonte now in NV comments: "This is to change my e-mail address."
8/19/99 :
John Robinson resident 1967-94, Class of '86 now in Gray, TN comments: "Please note my new e-mail address. We have moved to Johnson City, TN where I have started medical school at East Tennessee State University."
8/19/99 :
Patricia (Pesono) Bruno resident 1996-99
8/19/99 :
Wayne Bleich Resident 1956 to present, Class of '74
8/18/99 :
Al Grimes Class of '76 now in Huntington Beach, CA
8/18/99 :
Bob Drainville resident 1959-83, Class of '77 now in Fremont, CA
8/18/99 :
Bruce Allen resident 1960-83, Class of '78 now in San Francisco, CA
8/18/99 :
Dan Hayes resident 1960-85, Class of '78 now in Smithville Flats, NY
8/18/99 :
Tim (Turtle) Lipp resident 1959-84, Class of '77 now in Bonita, CA
8/17/99 :
Ron Miller Resident 1975-81, Class of '77 now in San Jose, CA comments: "Definitely the social aspects of the community. Fond remembrances of Big Willy's, Z's and also River Oaks watering holes"
8/17/99 :
Joey Gangemi Resident 1960-85, Class of '78 now in Los Gatos, CA comments: "I loved the beer and other attractions offered in the area. I also liked all the bar fights I got into and the creative manner in which I got out of cutting the lawn."
8/17/99 :
Kevin Miller Resident 1975-85, Class of '78 now in Bedford, New Hampshire comments: "I enjoyed tormenting my parents and brothers on an ongoing basis. I also liked to drink beer and always hoped to one day open my very own saloon with a special area for bar fights."
8/17/99 :
Mark Lewis Resident 1960-89, Class of '78 now in Los Gatos, CA comments: "Definitely the strip shows in Canada after getting all liquored up."
8/16/99 :
Pete Mazenauer Resident 1946-72 now in Tempe, AZ
8/16/99 :
Kim (Pagels) Patterson Resident 1989 to present
8/16/99 :
Kelly (Yakowenko) Loper Resident 1969-78, Class of '79 now in Tampa, FL comments: "I would love to hear from anyone who knows me. I left Grand Island in '78 just before the second blizzard. My mom moved us to Florida and miss everyone so. If you have heard from or know of Jim Pfeil's whereabouts let me know (just curious)."
8/15/99 :
Richard Morrisson Resident 1960-72, Class of '74 now in WA comments: "Just checking in to see who else has signed in and to update my e-mail address. I'll make it back to the island one of these days, just don't know when. I enjoy hearing from old friends and acquaintances so write if you feel like it (or even if you don't!)"
8/15/99 :
Jamie Eichel Resident 1968-present, Class of '86
8/15/99 :
Tricia (Leahy) Eichel Resident 1972-present, Class of '87 comments: "I heard about the website from my old neighbor Gregg Goulet who now lives in California. I am glad to see a directory...just wish more people were in it from my class ('87)...as well as my husband, Jamie's class ('86). We still live on the Island. We have two boys now. Would love to hear from some of our classmates!"
8/14/99 :
Karen (Cowan) Johnson resident 1968-73, Class of '71 now in Sugar Land, TX
8/13/99 :
Ed Schwannecke resident 1974-79, Class of '79 now in the State of Washington
8/12/99 :
Jennifer (Jablon) Pusatier resident 1978-94, Class of '93
8/12/99 :
Mary Jo Gill resident 1961-70, Class of '70
8/12/99 :
Peter Steinlein resident 1963-78, Class of '77 now in Virginia Beach, VA Comments: "Being in Mr. Mazza's classes, him and Mr. Muffalatto were probably the greatest gifts to the Grand Island's educational system that I've ever seen. I remember Mr. Muffalatto's first year in Kaegebein"
8/12/99 :
Patricia (Yakowenko) Hughes resident 1967-77, Class of '80 now in Ashland City, Tennessee
8/10/99 :
Liz (Endres) Barker Class of '69, resident 1950-99 Comments: "Missed seeing everyone this summer at the reunion."
8/10/99 :
Randall Thompson Class of '74, resident 1961-99
8/10/99 :
Patricia (Rauccio) Grabowski resident 1968-78 Comments: Drove school bus, now in Sun City Center, FL
8/9/99 :
April Corcoran resident 1993-98, now in NY
8/9/99 :
Ellen (Miller) Colan resident 1975-99, Class of '81
8/7/99 :
Jeffrey McCabe resident 1967-81, Class of '70 now in Niagara Fall comments: "Life ain't a bowl of cherries so give it the rasberry! (my comment) Having a class ring that looks like a pork chop and having people ask me "What in the hell is that?" (It's a Grand Island, of course - my fond memory) Want part of my sandwich (anything else I want to share)"
8/6/99 :
John Robinson resident 1967-94, Class of '86 now in Gray, Tennessee comments: "Hi y'all! I am now in medical school at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN. Please note my new e-mail address."
8/5/99 :
Eileen (Farrell) Kelchlin resident 1958-71, Class of '69 now in West Seneca comments: "Many thanks to Karen Raepple, Liz Barker, Jack & Sandy Burns and the rest of the reunion committee for a great party on July 3rd at River Oaks. It was so good to see old friends and renew acquaintances. Unfortunately, we all had to squint a bit to see the nametags, but the evening was truly enjoyable. I hope the Class of '70 has as good a response to their 30 year reunion as we did. I guess we all share a fondness for Grand Island and the good times we all had growing up in a very idyllic setting. Again, thanks to the organizers for a stellar event!!!
8/5/99 :
Luanne (Brown) Penegor Class of '80 now in Washoe Valley, NV comments: "I've been in Reno, NV for the past 10 years. My husband and I have two beautiful daughters ages 4 and 5. Would love to hear from old friends and classmates."
8/5/99 :
Christopher M. McKee Resident 1979-99 comments: I still live on GI, when not at Mercyhurst College in Erie, PA. Grand Island is the best! Wouldn't want to live anywhere else!"
8/4/99 :
Kelly (Yakowenko) Thompson Resident 1970-78, Class of '79 now in Tampa, FL.
8/4/99 :
Scot Yakowenko Resident 1969-77, Class of '77 now in Tampa, FL.
8/4/99 :
Avione (Yakowenko) Foley Resident 1970-78, Class of '82 now in Virginia Beach, VA comments: "I left all my childhood friends in GI but they are all still very vivid in my mind and heart."
8/3/99 :
Jackie (Goeckel) Kirby Resident 1966-83 Class of '84 now in Lithonia, GA Comments: Even though I lived on Grand Island through my junior year of high school (my father was transferred to Ohio my senior year), I still consider Grand Island as my official graduating class (I actually graduated in Defiance, Ohio). I miss everyone, and want to keep in touch with my friends that I grew up with! I am glad I attended the 10 year reunion over there, and please make sure I'm included in the 20 year reunion! Jackie (Goeckel) Kirby
8/3/99 :
Patti (Yakowenko) Hughes resident 1967-78, Class of '80 now in Ashland City, Tennessee comments: I left Grand Island with my mom and step-dad in 1978 to go to Florida. I have wonderful memories of Beaver Island and my closest friends Patty Burns (Avery), Paul Denny, Don Carlson and Norm Janicki. I just can't believe this site!! I have found 2 of my classmates."
8/3/99 :
Kathleen (Yensan) Barton resident 1955 to present, Class of '73 comments: "I still live on Grand Island as I have all of my life. This web site is a great idea! Hope to hear from some of you soon. This is second request as the first one has the wrong e-mail address. Thanks!"
8/3/99 :
Bonnie (Corbett) Coulter resident 1949-70, Class of '67 now in Valparaiso, IN comments: I now live in Indiana but still have very fond memories of GI and all of the friends I had there. I would love to hear from anyone and catch up on news!"
8/2/99 :
Tom Grycel now in Monrovia, CA comments: "Grand Island for me was a paradise. I know that it has changed and some day I'll return. If anyone reading this remembers me, please respond. I was there from 1947 through 1955."
8/1/99 :
Linda Wright Resident '54 to '98. Class of '73 now in Niagara Falls, NY comments: I'm currently in the Falls, "yuk!" Can't wait to get back to my island... Yes, I've settled down. lol."
8/1/99 :
Mike Podlucky now in Utah comments: "Since signing the Island website I have made contact with my old football buddy and classmate John "Willie" Dennis and Colin Smith, the talented Defensive End of our Championship team as well as the Mrs. Donette Hennigar the mother of my running buddy Grant or Dr. as he is now known. Visit the site as often as I am able to keep up with the current status of everyone including my niece Danielle, John's daughter and her running accomplishments. Look forward to hearing from all my Island friends."
7/30/99 :
Debbi Robinson resident 1946-99 comments: "Great web site."
7/30/99 :
Michael Kellogg resident 1956-71, Class of '74 now in California comments:The Island was a great placce to grow up. I've missed it ever since we moved in '71. I would have graduated from Grand Island High in '74 but we moved toward the end of my freshman year. I'd like to thank everyone out there who was a part of my childhood experiences, good and bad, they all helped along the way toward maturity (assuming I have matured). Thanks for being a part of my life. I hope everyone has fared well. Best of luck to all, Mike. PS, If you current islanders see Jim Tompkins, say hello for me. And if you ever get to talk to Tim Gehring or Bob Zoeckler, pleaase give them my regards. And if you know the Bakers from the north end of Greenway Road, give them a special hello from me."
7/30/99 :
Kathy (Hug) Hynes Comments: Class of '87 now in Montana
7/30/99 :
Joseph McMahon Resident 1952 to present, Class of '71 Comments: "Grand Island is the best place to live."
7/29/99 :
Michelle Elmer Resident 1983 to present. Class of 2001 now in Ashland City, Tennessee Comments: I left Grand Island at 15 and really wanted to find several people.
7/27/99 :
Jeremy Mesches
7/27/99 :
Laureen (Zelonis) Hess Class of '77 now in The Woodlands, TX comments: "Great place to grow up as a kid."
7/27/99 :
Shelley (Arcouet) Smith Class of '83 now in Gilbertsville, PA
7/26/99 :
Kathleen (Manley) Vergari Class of '79
7/26/99 :
Mira (Tetkowski) Berkley Resident 1952-74, Class of '70 now in Fredonia, NY
7/25/99 :
Bonnie Allen Class of '96
7/24/99 :
Dawn Whitbeck resident 1961-80, Class of '79 now in Las Vegas, NV
7/19/99 :
Frederick Claus Class of '90
7/18/99 :
Laureen (Zelonis) Hess Class of '77 now living in Texas
7/14/99 :
Kathy (Hug) Hynes Comments: Class of '87 now in Montana
7/14/99 :
Barbara (Fischer) Blose Class of '67; comments: "Although I only spent 2 years on the Island my sister an I have a lot of very fond memories from our days at Grand Island Jr./Sr. High School, a nicer bunch of people could not be found. Thanks for those wonderful years,to all of you in the class of 1967 and 1968."
7/13/99 :
Sherry (Oberkircher) DeBruyn Comments: Class of '70 now in South Carolina
7/13/99 :
Sandra (Oberkircher) Kiefer Comments: Class of '72; now in Virginia
7/13/99 :
Sally (Oberkircher) Foks Comments: Class of '74
7/13/99 :
Tracey (Quenzler) Hoerner Comments: Class of '95
7/12/99 :
Jim Doran Comments: "Class of 1986; now living in Atlanta, GA. Hi, I lived on the Island from my birth in 1968 until 1977 when the Western Electric plant closed down and my dad got transferred to Atlanta, GA. In case you were wondering, we did not move until after the Blizzard of '77. I went to St. Stephen's through 3rd grade. I used to enjoy fishing in the river and going to Beaver Island Park. I also enjoyed playing football and baseball in the G.I. little leagues. I played on the G. I. Falcons and the Cubs. I still have a lot of relatives in the area and visit Buffalo regularly. Send me an email if you remember myself or my family. My siblings are Bob, Sue and Pat Doran. For you sports fans who have been through the four Super Bowls and now a Stanley loss, I feel your pain. I am still a big fan of the Buffalo teams. I am also now a fan of the Atlanta teams. So between the Bills, Sabres, Braves and now the Falcons, I am 1-10 in the big championship game and or series. Yikes."
7/11/99 :
Kathleen (Yensan) Barton Comments: Class of '73
7/2/99 :
Gail (Hollinger) Conshafter Class of '73, comments: "Still living on Grand Island with husband, Gary, and two kids - Shawn who will enter University of Vermont in the fall, and Lynn, who will be a sophomore at good ole GI High!!! Still love the Island."
7/2/99 :
Victor Beach, resident 1961-86, Class of '79 now in Sunderland, MA, comments: "Nothing new to report now - just wanted to add my email address to your listings!"
7/1/99 :
Mark Burns Class of '77, comments: "Wanted people who are tired of living life on someone else's terms. Check out www.advocare.com and email me back."
7/1/99 :
Gail (Hollinger) Conschafter, resident 1954-99 Class of '73, comments: "Still living on Grand Island with husband, Gary and two kids - Shawn who will enter University of Vermont in the fall, and Lynn, who will be a sophomore at good ole GI High!!! Still love the Island."
6/30/99 :
Bob Piatek comments: "First time I've signed on to "our" web page. Good to see it here. Like to see GI businesses get listed, join me."
6/29/99 :
Jack Morrisson Class of '69
6/28/99 :
Linda Lozo Class of '67 comments: "Lived lots!"
6/28/99 :
Harold P. Roberts comments: "Not to be confused with Harold A. Roberts, my son, who graduated from GIHS in about 1974 (he'll kill me if he sees my apparent vagueness about such an important date.)"
6/26/99 :
Al Bykowicz
6/26/99 :
Tammy Zajdowicz
6/25/99 :
Tim Conboy Class of '85 comments: "My brother signed on a couple of days ago and we have already heard from Mike Morrissey, Maureen Morrissey and Matt Fitzgerald. Since leaving Grand Island in '82, I have been in touch with Jackie Pax Valente, Bob McKibben and Jamie Bessel. I even bumped into a couple of Islanders during my travels with the U.S. Navy . I have fond memories growing up on Grand Island and recall thinking it was the greatest place on earth. The Conboys are all still Bills and Sabres fans!.,"
6/25/99 :
Theo Lee Class of 2003
6/25/99 :
Laureen (Zelonis) Hess Class of '77 now in Texas
6/25/99 :
Holly (Whitford) Best Class of '70 now in Colorado, comments: "howdy again"
6/25/99 :
Craig Sandish Class of '77 now in Maryland
6/25/99 :
Kris James comments: "Still down here in Indiana, PA working at my teaching degree. I can't wait to come back up there for 4th of July weekend. Hopefully I'll bump into some of my old friends at the VFW after the parade...I'm legal this year! :-)"
6/24/99 :
Jennifer (Nesbitt) Cherenzia Class of '87 comments: "Christopher (class of 1985) and I are living in Destin FL only one mile from the beach! We have a 2 1/2 year old son named Cameron and a baby on the way...due in January! We miss GI but not the ice and snow! We'd love to hear from old friends!
6/24/99 :
Brian Kelly Comments: Class of '75 now in Texas
6/23/99 :
Rodney Reidsdorf Jr. Comments: Class of '98; now in Montana
6/22/99 :
Nikki Schiro Comments: "Class of 1995; now living in Lyndhurst, Ohio. I'm working in Cleveland now, so email me to get my phone# and address."
6/22/99 :
Cindy Bleich Comments: "Class of 1979; now living in Bloomfield, NY"
6/22/99 :
Barbara (Fischer) Blose Comments: "Class of 1967; now living in Lockport, NY. Although I only spent 2 years on the Island, my sister and I have a lot of very fond memories from our days at Grand Island Jr./Sr. High School, a nicer bunch of people could not be found. Thanks for those wonderful years, to all of you in the class of 1967 and 1968."
6/22/99 :
Karen (Stedman) Hutton Comments: "Class of 1988; now living in Austin, Texas"
6/21/99 :
Glynis Claffey Class of '89
6/20/99 :
Bill Conboy Comments : " Left Gregory Place off of Baseline in 1982"
6/20/99 :
Cece Criss Class of '88
6/19/99 :
Michelle Cadro Rose Class of '82
6/19/99 :
Joseph Quinn Class of '89
6/18/99 :
Denise Filosofos Class of '73 comments:" It's fun to see so many familiar names and see what's happening with them after so many years."
6/18/99 :
Donna Brown James Class of '70 comments: "We've only been gone 3 years but I still miss it very much."
6/18/99 :
Dave Brick Comments :" Hello there! This is Dave Brick, high school graduate 1985. I am in London, England now and I submitted my info through the Website last week. Perhaps it has not been updated as I do not see the info contained on the page. Please make sure it appears as I would like to hear from friends. Thanks! If you need further info from me don't hesitate to contact me. Thanks again, Dave"
6/17/99 :
Susan (Hug) Ellingboe Class of '85
6/17/99 :
John H. Fisher Sidway School Class of 1952 comments: Now living in California 39 years. Grand Island was a great place to grow up. Recently was back there for a trip and played golf at Beaver Island Golf Course."
6/17/99 :
Mark Burns Class of '77 comments:" Alive and well in Scottsdale, Az.(still a Bills & Sabres fan)"
6/17/99 :
Debbie (Percival) Ortiz www.dperciva@jmcp.com Class of '80 comments:" I'm glad I went to this site. I came here to compare information on Grand Island to a few locations we are thinking about moving to in New Jersey and found this great website!"
6/16/99 :
Holly Whitford Class of '70 comments: "My singing bird watch chirps the Song Sparrow and I think of summers at Beaver Island! Denver is great, but way too big now. I miss the small-townness(!) of Grand Island but I can't leave the Rocky Mountains and 360 days of sunshine every year."
6/16/99 :
Megan Hug Class of '91 now in California
6/16/99 :
Debbie Guidone Class of '78 comments: "Miss the island (in the summer)and friends very much but not the snow!!! Although Dallas can get hot, everyone and everywhere has airconditioning. We enjoy the Grand Island 4th of July Parade and festivities and try to visit as often as possible...in the summer."
6/16/99 :
Rick Williams comments:" Looking for information about K O A campgrounds"
6/16/99 :
Tracy Stamler Class of '80 comments:" I now live in Florida with my husband, Joel and my 3 children. I miss the island and look forward to my visit this July."
6/14/99 :
Eric Snyder Class of 2003
6/14/99 :
Susan Brick Class of '87 comments: "I miss the bike trail leading to Beaver Island Park, and the enthusiastic fans at the Sabres and Bills games. They aren't the same here in Tampa.
6/14/99 :
Shelley Bookhagen Class of '71 comments: "Hi all. Happy to find this website. I was a Grand resident for 15 years and currently live in Ransomvile, NY with my husband Dan and two children, David (19)and Annemari(15). My son David is in the Coast Guard stationed in St. Ignace, Michigan. Annemarie is attending Niagara Catholic High School and is ranked No. 1 in her freshman class. My mother still lives on Grand Island."
6/14/99 :
Debbie (Guidone) Stein Class of '78 comments: "John Stein and I have been living in Dallas, Texas for about 16 years now. I can't believe it has been that long! We have two beautiful girls, 13 and 9. We love coming back to the island to visit. It was a great place to grow up with many wonderful memories. I do not miss the winters!!! Believe it or not, there are a lot of Buffalonians down here in Texas and we keep in touch. Bye ya'll!."
6/14/99 :
Dipak Shrinivasan Class of '95 comments: "In California now. Ask me again in a couple months."
6/14/99 :
Joe Robson comments: "Visiting my cousins, the Grubers"
6/13/99 :
Roger Yensan Comments : My grandfather was Alfred E. Yensan of White Haven Road. I enjoy the web page and reading the history of where my father grew up."
6/13/99 :
Susan Brick Class of '87 comments: "I miss the bike trail leading to Beaver Island Park, and the enthusiastic fans at the Sabres and Bills games. They aren't the same here in Tampa"
6/13/99 :
John Fleming 1947 Graduate of Sidway School now in FL
6/13/99 :
Dave Brick Class of '85 Comments: "I love Grand Island. I lived there. Tom Saywer had nothin' on me growing up".
6/12/99 :
Martye Haas Class of '75 comments: "This is a great web site. Any one living in Phoenix, email. Maybe we can get together. Miss the Island. Sure was a nice place to grow up. Currently attending college for my RN. Like to hear from former classmates"
6/11/99 :
Linda Roberts Class of '83 comments: "Didn't Mr. Houser need Prozac? And Mr. Bessel a breath mint? Those are my only memories."
6/11/99 :
Mari (Roberts) Anderson Class of '79 Comments: "Left G.I. in '81 to get married & we have lived in Boston & more recently in Lancaster, NY. I'm the only one of my 5 sibs to stay in WNY. Many fond memories of the Island: Summertime & tubing in deep green seaweed water. Waterskiing with the mist of the Falls as a backdrop. Beaver Island sledding in winter, arts & crafts in the summer. Bike riding everywhere, and at night sandflies getting in your eyes. The aroma of chocolate at Kelly's. The smell of incense at a St. Stephen's Christmas. Fall & burning leaves when you still could. Getting sick on cotton candy and the black smell of creosote at Fantasy Island. You get the idea...a rich source of memories and sensations. A child's playground."
6/11/99 :
Mike Podlucky Class of '66 comments: "First graduating class at GIHS-1966...coming to the Island to visit my brother, John...30 Yr. Reunion at the bowling alley..the Bedell House...athletics at the high school..Coach Masters...Football and Baseball Championships...Edgewater Inn..Ceil and Chucks..the Clown House and the go-kart rides...Little League baseball at the Firehouse and Staley Road...Graduation party at Buscaglia's...Fi-fi...swimming in The River...Danny Carroll on a ice-float...all the good friends who pioneered GIHS tradition....Richard Trotter and Bobby Luther....Blaise Rindone....the Road Knights...Squeaks and Rollers....sure do miss that place"
6/11/99 :
Frederick Claus Class of '90 Comments : "Love this web site. I am also searching for other members of the Class of 1990. If any of you still live on the Island, look me up. As a local photographer, I have many photos that are of sunsets, and the Grand Island community. Let me know how to send them to you. http://www.freelancefoto.zzn.com"
6/10/99 :
Mike Whisker Class of '78 comments: "We were searching for information about Grand Island when we came across this web page. I'm living in Colorado. I have been here for 18 years.I, too, have great memories of growing up on G.I.and could not imagine a better place to have been raised. I've been married for almost 13 years and have 2 boys, Vincent and Michael."
6/8/99 :
Robert Beauregard Class of '80
6/7/99 :
Tim Jankowiak Class of '77 now in Florida
6/7/99 :
Michele Verrier Class of '91 moving to Colorado
6/6/99 :
Tom Burrows Class of '69 now in California comments: "It has done my heart good to discover this site. I grew up on the island and left it in 1970 after high school. I was one of the first along with Mark Dearlove, of apparantly many pilgrims who made Southern California their home. Maybe Led Zeplin had had more of an effect on us than we knew! It was great to see familiar names on the list. Doug Harding, married for 25 years! Hey Doug, I got ya beat, 28 years! (They're just not all to the same wife!) (must be the California air!) Doug DeGlopper, Doug, we never met, but we are related. My Grandmother was a DeGlopper. She owned all the land bordered by Stony Point and the East River, and from Staley Road to Whitehaven. Sure wish she hadn't sold it way back when! (early 1900's, I think) Anyway, this column was not meant for books, so I'll end with "see ya at the oaks"!
6/6/99 :
Valerie (Smith) Funk Class of '74
6/6/99 :
Dorothy (Dinki) "Robinson" Haynes Class of '71 now in Maryland comments: "We had THE best class!" 6/6/99 : Tom Burrows Class of '69 comments: "It has done my heart good to discover this site. I grew up on the island and left it in 1970 after high school. I was one of the first along with Mark Dearlove, of apparantly many pilgrims who made Southern California their home. Maybe Led Zeplin had more of an effect on us than we knew! It was great to see familiar names on the list. Doug Harding, married for 25 years! Hey Doug, I got ya beat, 28 years! (They're just not all to the same wife!) (must be the California air!) Doug DeGlopper, Doug, we never met, but we are related. My Grandmother was a DeGlopper. She owned all the land bordered by Stony Point and the East River, and from Staley Road to Whitehaven. Sure wish she hadn't sold it way back when! (early 1900's, I think) Anyway, this column was not meant for books, so I'll end with "see ya at the oaks"!
6/5/99 :
Peggy Goodman Class of '68 now in Florida 1968 comments: "The class of '68 has the most people signed up...Most of us will be turning 50 in 2000...Let's party !!! I miss swimming in the Niagara River. As a kid I lived at Sandy Beach and the Yatch Club..hope they are still there and the water's not too polluted. After college I moved to S. Fla and have not seen snow since. I plan on coming back in 2000 and jumping off the dock if its still there. Love the web site. It makes me homesick !!!!"
6/5/99 :
John Robinson Class of '86 comments:"Hey y'all! We are moving to Johnson City, TN in July where I will be starting medical school at East Tennessee State University. We (wife Pamela, and children Jenna 9, Luke 3, and Jordan 1) will be home on the Island for much of July before school starts. I also noticed that my e-mail has not been added to the class of 1986 - please add it as well as: Noel Blair - npblair@aol.com Greg Hunt - DMGHUNT@aol.com and Charlie Chiappone - charpone@localnet.com. Thanks. "
6/3/99 :
Tim Fadum Class of '71 now in California
6/3/99 :
Matthew Fitzgerald Class of '85 now in Pennsylvania comments: "Just checking in, Lia had baby Talia in February and we are all doing fine! How's the fishing? We're headed up for a couple of weeks at the end of the month."
6/2/99 :
Mary (Mason) Judkins
6/2/99 :
Jean Stevens Class of '79
6/1/99 :
Mary Beth (Brand) Holt Class of '91
6/1/99 :
Bill and Marilyne Brandoni now in Texas
6/1/99 :
Dave and Arliss Lantz comments: "We moved to Grand Island in June of 1968 and then moved to SC in August of 1996. Was back to visit our daughter Betty and had lunch with Shirley Luther and Jeanine Emery two of my co-workers at the GI School District Office. Even visited Fantasy Island with our granddaughter. Been here 3 years and love it. Small town (6400 residents) but friendly. They welcomed these D__ Yankees! We are only 13 miles from our daughter Amy and her husand Mike Shealy. So if anyone is near anytime come on down!"
5/26/99 :
Kirsten (Cooke) Currie Class of '85 now in Illinois
5/24/99 :
Margie (Rall) Werner Class of '78 now in California
5/24/99 :
Linda Lozo Class of '67
5/24/99 :
Jill (Svarczkopf) Beauregard comments: "Love this web page. Its fun to see all the people that you have not seen in awhile."
5/22/99 :
Cristin McGovern C1lass of 1999
5/22/99 :
Richard Morrisson Would have been in Class of '74 comments: "This is a great site and a tremendous idea for a way to get back in touch with old friends, etc... I'm out in Kent, Washington now. I'd love to hear from people back at Grand Island. I really miss the river and even the snow! I do like the mountains and the Puget Sound though, an even trade I guess. Thanks again"
5/22/99 :
Don Lare Class of '85
5/22/99 :
Kelly (O'Brien) Malone Class of '85 comments:" Great to see all the familiar names. I'm now living near Boston, Ma. with my husband Johnny, son Danny. We are expecting a baby June 8. I would love to hear from old friends!"
5/19/99 :
Sharon (Pearson) Kubik Class of '83 comments: "I really enjoy stopping by this web site and remembering want a great town Grand Island was and is. What a completely different way of life it was!"
5/19/99 :
Theo Lee Class of 2003
5/19/99 :
Nick LaMonte now in Las Vegas comments: "Teacher: Sidway, Huth Rd, Middle School 1964-1992
5/19/99 :
Laurie (Killian) Hall now in Alabama comments: "My family is from Grand Island and I have spent a lot of time on the island, from picnics on the river to family reunions at the fire hall. It's a great place!"
5/19/99 :
Sandy (Swannie) Gworek comments: "Due to a job transfer, we will be in the United Kingdom for three years. We miss all our friends on the Island, great Web Page!"
5/19/99 :
Joanna (Rudzki) Bernier Class of '81 comments: "Grand Island was a great place to grow up and gave me a basis on what kind of place I wanted to raise my children. Don't miss the cold weather or the snow, but still keep in touch with many friends there. I love the Florida life where my husband and I are business owners and stay very busy raising three children, ages 12, 10 and 6. Hello to all fellow Grand Islanders."
5/18/99 :
Terri (Watkins) Cicatello Class of '73
5/18/99 :
F.John Grycel III now in Washington State comments: "Hi! To Teddy and all others who read this and remember me. This web page is a sterling idea. I just discovered it, brother Bob clued me in, and it has already brought back many fond memories of where I was raised to my early teens. In the last big reunion announcement photo, did I see Miss Cory and Mr. Fessard (sp)? They were very special people to me. Actually, everyone on the island at that time is/was special to me. The names I remember are too many to mention in this communique. Warmest regards to all, John."
5/18/99 :
John and Gail Fleming 51 year resident now in Florida
5/17/99 :
Steve Fleming Class of '74 now in Florida
5/16/99 :
Rick Krystof Class of '68 now in Nebraska
5/13/99 :
Joanne (Trautman) Lozo Sidway Class of '64 comments: "I am still on the Island, and still love it here."
5/12/99 :
Diane (Senn) Pembleton Class of '71 comments: " Grand Island is a wonderful place to raise a family."
5/11/99 :
Karyn Hartz Class of '91 now in Indiana
5/11/99 :
Fran (Marquino) Prior 25 year resident
5/11/99 :
Moira (Mahoney) Llabres now in Virginia
5/10/99 :
Carol (Eastman) Pietrzak Class of '87 comments: "Just saying "hello" to everyone who reads this."
5/10/99 :
Dawn D'Orazio Class of '97
5/10/99 :
Frank Alliger Class of '68 now in California
5/10/99 :
Mike Morrissey Class of '81
5/8/99 :
Jodi Schorb Class of '84 now in California comments: "I lost a trenchcoat at the 8th grade Dinner Dance. If anyone finds it, call my mom."
5/7/99 :
Amy Carey Class of '83 comments: "Grand Island was a wonderful place to grow up - I have great memories of my years at GI High. I'd love to hear from my old classmates!"
5/7/99 :
Shirley (Tokash) Verrico Class of '85
5/7/99 :
Scott Hoffman Class of '84 now in Arizona
5/7/99 :
Andrea Leeds Class of '69 now in Idaho
5/6/99 :
Tina Grimes Class of '85 now in Georgia
5/5/99 :
Tony Felich Class of '89 comments: "Now living in Kansas. Married with one son. Any 89ers out there?"
5/5/99 :
Rita (Andrus) Zichcomments: "All though I have been on the Island for 4 years counting as a child and 36 years as an adult which leaves 24 years off Island. My family have been on the Island for 8 generations. Staley's Ackerman's Andrus, and at one time years ago about half of the Island .I guess that says something about Island Life, our roots go pretty deep.
5/5/99 :
Stephanie Goris Class of 2002
5/5/99 :
John Mezhir
5/5/99 :
Maureen (Killian" Swaney Class of '69 now in Virginia
5/5/99 :
Robert Lindsey Bishop Duffy Class of '70 comments: "Moved away in 1974 and have lived in a variety of places in New York, New Hampshire, Palm Springs, CA and now in Saratoga Springs, NY. One of the things I am most grateful for in my life.....is my parents decision to raise all of us on Grand Island! What a great place filled with many wonderful memories! I've never found a better river than the Niagara!"
5/5/99 :
Gary Long Sidway Class of '61
5/5/99 :
Frank Alliger Class of '68 now in California
5/5/99 :
Susan (Haen) Willard Class of '69 comments: "Hello Grand Island; My husband of 28 years and I realy enjoy Florida, however as any Grand Islander knows home will always be Grand Island. My Mom and Dad live about 5 miles from us and are doing well. We are looking forward to coming home for the class of "69" reunion. "
5/5/99 :
Marcy Malecki Thirty year resident
5/5/99 :
Judy (Lexo) Schmidt Sidway Class of '61, LaSalle Class of '64 comments: "Great website, with alot of info. Have thoroughly enjoyed the comments of all Islanders past and present. Never left the Island, Bob and I raised our four kids here. With the kids all out on their own, we moved back to my old neighborhood on the West River about five years ago, I can't imagine living anywhere else. ( well, maybe in January)"
5/4/99 :
Anthony Mancuso Class of '89 comments: "Moved away...moved back. What else can I say?"
5/3/99 : Greg DeMike signed in without email, Greg try again, Class of '76 now in Alabama
5/2/99 :
Rick Krystof Class of '68 now in Neveda comments: "I left quite a few people I considered friends behind when I moved out of the area years ago. I was hoping for a 30 year reunion so I could "re-live" what truly were "the best of times"! Who knows what the future holds?"
5/2/99 :
Jan (Gast) Hague Class of '75 now in England comments: "Now on an even bigger island!"
4/30/99 :
Gregg Goulet Class of '84 now in California
4/30/99 :
Jeffrey Swan Class of '86 now in North Carolina
4/30/99 :
Lois (Rudzki) Pratt Class of '78
4/30/99 :
Patty (Oakey) Sendker Class of '78 comments: I moved to Florida in 85, but think of the great memories I had boating and horseback-riding. Grand Island was a great place to grow up."
4/29/99 :
Patrick Dworak Class of '83
4/29/99 :
Steve Oakey Class of '81 comments: "I have been living in Central Florida since 1991. I'm loving the great weather we have down here but still miss the summers and boating on the river.
4/28/99 :
Glenn Wakefield Class of '80 comments: "Some of the great memories I have are the parties at my mothers house growing up, toilet papering the neighborhood at 3:00 a.m., snowmobiling, playing softball and going to T.C.'s or Sandy's after the game, boating, bathroom parties, and so much more. Grand Island to me was the best place to live. The only problem I have is my wife won't live there."
4/27/99 :
Wendy (Weisbeck) Lombardo Thiry year resident The greatest place to grow up. Miss all who were my neighbors. Never met anyone to take your place.
4/27/99 :
Tony Felich Class of '89 now in Kansas comments: "Has it really been 10 years since graduation? Where is everyone? I am in Kansas City. My wife and I had our first child 3/5/99- a son! Any 89er's? Email me!"
4/27/99 :
Jim Mulcahy St.Joe's first Grand Island Grad Class of '66 comments: "We moved to Grand Island in 1961. While I have gone to school and worked outside the area, I have kept our home on the Island. I can't imagine living anywhere else. I LIKE our weather: no hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, floods, etc.; just four lovely seasons."
4/26/99 :
Tina Coates Class of 2003 comments: "GI ROCKS!"
4/26/99 :
Jeff Bykowicz Class of 80 comments: "I have many fond memories of the friends i met during my years as a G.I. Viking."
4/24/99 :
Ivy (Dillemuth) Perrault Class of '71 now in PA comments: "I was so glad to hear about the web site. I immediately began to scroll down the list for other graduates from the class of '71. I am living in Penna and working in Long Island, New York as a consultant, and I love being able to go to the web page to see what is happening."
4/22/99 :
Linda (Beach) Richardson LaSalle class of '64 now in Maryland comments: Tell my folks, Robert and Elizabeth Beach that I checked out the site. My best memories are of the great teachers I had at Sidway --especially when one considers the state of public education today. I felt fortunate to be able to send my daughter to private school, although I know that the education she received was in no way superior to my experience. She still thinks that I am "her smartest mother." Having lived south of the Mason-Dixon line for lmost 30 years, I can't imaging living through another Grand Island winter, although the thoughts of moderate summer temperatures (compared to DC) are most appealing. We come back once or twice a year and I am constantly amazed at the changes. Best luck to you all.
4/21/99 :
Cindy (Henderson) Phillips Class of '74
4/16/99 :
Cece Criss Class of '98
4/15/99 :
Max Knisely now in Nevada
4/14/99 :
Kim Tortorice Class of '91
4/13/99 :
Bob Cleveland
4/13/99 :
Eric Blendowski
4/13/99 :
Cindy (Lazarz) Wynne Class of '79 comments:" I can hardly believe that after all these years, I've come home to teach high school at GIHS!"
4/13/99 :
Paras Pandya Class of '88 comments: "I'm getting married on the 30th of May and then moving to Richmond, Virginia., after playing PEBBLE BEACH of course ( golf course that is). Gonna be an ER Doc in Richmond for at least 3 years before moving to the next green pasture ,golf green that is. Drop me a note...."
4/13/99 :
David Schrey Class of '79 comments: "I have been away from The Island for 15 years living in the south east and mid-west. During that time I have visited many lakes and rivers including the Chattahootchee, Mississippi, and Missouri, but none of them can match the splendor and beauty of the Niagara. Now it is time to "come home".
4/13/99 :
Melissa (Boddy) Swan0 Class of '91 now in North Carolina
4/12/99 :
Allyson Gracie Class of '80 now in NYC comments: "I still love the island & miss it very much, especially in the summer! I miss the bike rides, the boating, the water-skiing and seeing all the people I grew up with. Greetings to all!"
4/12/99 :
John Huling comments from Arizona: "I am the Great Grandson 4th or 5th generation Huling John Huling Thinking of moving back and I have lot's of photos and history of my family on GI where they came from (with the Allens from Shaftsbury, Vermont) Lots of interesting details I hope to share with the historical society of Grand Island.a
4/11/99 :
Donna (Crombie) Elliott Class of '75 comments:" Now living in Alabama, married for 20 years to Gary, two children, Mike 24 and Kerri 19. We may have a lot of rain in the winter, but I don't have to shovel it. Great web site!"
4/11/99 :
Maria Godzisz Class of '84 comments: " Here I am in NC...surfing ....it was so strange to come across this siteI haven't been homesick until now!!! Any ol' friends e-mail me I'd love to here from you!!!"
4/8/99 :
Mike O'Dea Class of '65 comments: " We have settled in Indiana and will be back to the Island this summer. Wish I could have a beer at Ceil and Chuck's and a Knights of Columbus fish fry!"
4/8/99 :
Christa Holka Class of '91 now in Chicago
4/8/99 :
Harold Killiannow in California comments: "Grand Island was a great place to grow up, a lot of great friends and memories, but don't miss the snow!"
4/7/99 :
Jeffrey Swan Class of '86 now in North Carolina
4/6/99 :
Donna LoPresti Class of '91 now in California
4/5/99 :
Cristine (Long) Sugar Class of '70 comments: "I miss high school, always telling my children how we won radio contest for concert at school-don't remember what band. does anyone know?"
4/5/99 :
Eric Klein Class of '97
4/4/99 :
Cheryl Webb now in Florida
4/3/99 :
Beverly (Billica) Benton Sidway Class of '61 comments: "Miss the Island but not the snow and cold!"
4/3/99 :
Thomas Benton Sidway Class of 1942 Life long island resident now in Florida comments: "Miss the Island and coffee at Doolies!!!"
4/3/99 :
Janice Tyson Class of '79 comments: "The class of '79 is having a reunion July 4th weekend. Contact me at to be sure we have your address on our list. Wonderful website--I recognize a lot of the names and contacted some people from here!"
4/3/99 :
Marian (Mindish) Knisely now in Nevada
4/3/99 :
Emily (Stedman) Jackson comments: "I moved to the island when I was six with my mother Susan Stedman . We lived there for about 6 years . Now we are in Durham , North Carolina . I remember everyone that I met living onthe island and all the kindness that I received from our neighbors i.e. little Tommy Russert and Darlene Golden . We miss the island and wish everyone the best."
4/3/99 :
Judy (Popiel) Siehnel Class of '76
4/3/99 :
Allison Siehnel Class of 2002
4/2/99 :
Jennifer (Sugar) Trieskey Class of '91
4/2/99 :
Melissa "Missy" (Armountrout) Viohl comments: "I lived on Grand Island until I was almost 12. I really enjoyed my childhood there. I moved to Virginia with my family. I have an older brother Brian and a sister Cindy. My parents are Gloria and Charles. We are all still living and healthy. If anyone remembers us feel free to contact me. I would love to hear from you. I plan to bring my own family up there sometime soon. Best of luck."
now in Class of 2002
4/1/99 :
Robyn Kania Class of 2002
4/1/99 :
Gary Scott Class of '74 comments: "Still enjoying island living."
4/1/99 :
Timothy Martin now in Virginia comments: My Great Grand Parents had a cottage on Sunset Drive. My Great Aunt was Lillian "Brown" Shear who taught at Sidway in the 1940's. My father is Jerry Martin, the father of Glenn Martin, my brother, who still resides on the island. I have great memories of G.I. over on Sunset Drive when the family would gather in late spring and summer. It was very peaceful spot on the island. Walking down by the water enjoying the beauty of nature that was born into spring. Those times were the best of my childhood. Reading some of the comments I find many people have the same fond memories. There will never be anything more special than those days on the "Grande" Grand Island.
4/1/99 :
Robert Wasson Class of '78 comments: "I enjoyed the outdoors a great deal growing up on the island."(Huntig,Fishing,Biking & exc.).
3/31/99 :
Mike and Diane Engl Class of '84
3/31/99 :
Bob Shive Class of '81 comments: "I have been in the military for 15 years and have always missed Western New York! I am finishing my military career in Eastern NY state."
3/31/99 :
Lee Zeplowitz Class of '76 now in PA comments: "I enjoyed greatly living and growing up on "The Island." To this day, I still enjoy learning more about the history of GI and always look forward to hearing from others from the island. Thanks for putting this page together. A question, could you send me information/history of when there was a POW camp n the site of the high school or were they just rumors? Let me know and PLEASE do keep in touch. thanks again, Lee"
3/30/99 :
Michele (Wake) Verrier Class of '91 comments: "Great web site!! I have great memories of growing up on the "Island". My parents are moving to Atlanta, Georgia, so I will really miss my visits to GI!! It's nice to be able to still have a connection through this site!!"
3/29/99 :
Scott Schaffer Class of '84
3/29/99 :
Sandy (Brown) Boebel Class of '84
3/29/99 :
Ruby (Allaire) Graham Class of '84
3/29/99 :
Paul Swain Class of '69
3/29/99 :
Jeff Rogan Class of '80
3/28/99 :
Johathan Hitcho Class of '90 now in Chicago
3/26/99 :
Sona (Karagoz) Grovenstein Class of '80 comments: "I'm in Colorado now. Been married for 12 years. Have two wonderful daughters who are 8 and 11. GI was a great place to grow up. I really miss the snow and the river."
3/25/99 :
Ken and Joanne Homa Class of '78
3/24/99 :
Debbie Bean "Hi We will be in the Grand Island area on Saturday of this week and we have two boys ages 11 and 6 and would like to know what interesting things there are to see and do. Also I heard there was a place that attracted millions of birds and wildlife at this time of year, can you tell me if this is true and where would we find it.. Thank you very much for your help... any suggestions for Debbie? 3/24/99 : Phil Goodman now in California, comments: "What a great site! Can't believe the memories it brings back!! It's been so long but seems like yesterday, riding my paper route, jumping in a penguin or sailfish to go sailing, hiking through Buckhorn. A Grand place to grow up! Thanks for bringing it all back."
3/24/99 :
Todd Marlin Class of '87 comments: "I am now a resident of Corpus Christi, Texas but Grand Island, NY will always be my home!"
3/23/99 :
Craig Hettinger Class of '74 comments: "I have lived in San Diego, CA., Arlington, VA., Marblehead and other towns in MA., Jupiter, FL., and now in Ocala, FL. I have visited 11 countries and over half of the U.S. and with that I can honestly say that "There is no place like home, Grand Island" (except in the winter)! I thought the Island History in this site was good but incomplete. In 1974 the Grand Island Vikings Football Team Won It ALL !!! Write me while the impulse is there!"
3/23/99 :
Christopher Garcia comments: " What a wonderful place to live."
3/23/99 :
Kurt Marlin Class of '90
3/21/99 :
Maureen (Morrissey) Kenney Class of '85
3/21/99 :
Jane (Conboy) Bucher Texas resident comments: "The GI site is great! My great-great-grandfather immigrated to Grand Island in 1844. His house still stands on Love Road. His son Thomas lived there and raised 11 children. His grandson, William Conboy was the Supervisor of GI in the early 1900's. If anyone has any information on the Conboys, I would appreciate hearing from you. Thanks!"
3/20/99 :
Robert & Michele (Courtney) Wasson Class of '78 & '85 comments: "For most of my growing up years, I lived on the Island. About a year after I married we moved off and I have been wanting to move back ever since. Our house is currently on the market and we hope to raise our three children within the security of Grand Island. You never realize where home is until you leave it."
3/16/99 :
Sal Andolina Class of '74
3/16/99 :
Marcy Malecki
3/15/99 :
Larry Truthan comments: "Saw your Page as I was searching on Buffalo Launch Club. Visited Niagara Falls and Buffalo YC last season."
3/14/99 :
Lenny Zannin Class of '89 comments: " Hello again...good to see familiar names! If anyone hears of when the class of '89 reunion is, please reply! Now in Richmond Va."
3/13/99 :
Ken Pelletier
3/12/99 :
Art Muzzillo Class of '89 now in Maryland
3/12/99 :
David Rosene Class of '81 comments: " Living in South Florida for the past 4 years...been going back to visit the Island every year since '86. Be there again over the 4th of July. Great site!"
3/12/99 :
Beverly (Billica) Benton Class of '61 comments: "I Graduated from LaSalle High (we didn't have a high school then). The Island is the best, that's why I came back and was fortunate to meet my husband Tom Benton. We now live in Flordia, but will always come back to visit!"
3/11/99 :
Marlaine (Millar) Kaniecki Class of '68
3/11/99 :
Rustie (Hill) Dimitriadis Class of '92 comments: "My husband Steve and I are enjoying our first home together here on Grand Island. I am looking forward to the class of '92 high school reunion in 2002!"
3/11/99 :
Kim Tortorice Class of '91
3/11/99 :
Maryann (Mayer) Loebs comments: My grandfather John P. Mayer, owned the Bedell House before it was the Bedell House. My uncle Johnny, owned the restaurant that is currently the Village Inn. We used to live in the little house next to the Village Inn. We used to go to Tucker's store and i was really afraid of him. Hopefully I can find some pictures. "
3/10/99 :
Louise (Blickley) Lipp Class of '75
3/10/99 :
Douglas Kenyon Class of '69 comments: Yes indeed I miss the island and all the fine people who live their, past and present. I look forward to seeing the class of '69 at the reunion this July, alive and well int California sin ce '78. My Class ring still fits...how about yours? See Ya!!
3/8/99 :
Lela (Coulter) Mancuso Class of '70 comments: " Still here in my home town with Dan Mancuso Class of 69"
3/8/99 :
Beth (Winch) Southard Class of '86 comments: This is the third time I have signed up over the last month and a half and my name is still not on the list. Please fix this. Thanks.
3/8/99 :
Sarah Pedlow Class of '92 comments: "Even though I live in N. Buffalo, I still enjoy coming home for 4th of July activities, the race, parade, and the VFW. I love seeing people I haven't seen in years!"
3/7/99 :
JoAnn (Radius) Vanderheite
3/6/99 :
Sally (Gallagher) Ditullio-Everts Class of '71 now in Clifton Park, NY comments: "I miss all the wonderful people on the Island. I miss TOPS and never being able to just go in get groceries and leave there was always some one to talk to."
3/5/99 :
Penny Ball comments: "I like the idea of the photo album. You need some pictures of the bridges."
Any one can help.....Penny, have you signed in? When you do you can check yes in the help box. You can edit the whole site if you want. Thanks S.A.
3/5/99 :
Kelly (Mancuso) DeZutter Class of '90 now in Virginia
3/4/99 :
John Gressley Class of '75
3/3/99 :
Donnette Hennigar now in Florida comments: "Your picture of the West River was spectacular! It certainly brought back memories from 25 years ago. I think its great that all you kids are still contacting one another. I must admit that I prefer the weather here but I'll never forget Grand Island. "
The picture I emailed the old West River gang is of a sunset I took on January 31st. It is quite large but it makes a great "Wallpaper".
Click Here to View If you would like to put it on your screen as a "Wallpaper", and your browser supports this, right click your mouse on the photo and a menu will appear. On the Menu you will see "Set as Wallpaper" Click again and magic when you close your active windows the screen will be filled with a beautiful West River winter sunset, ice and all. Good Luck. S.A. Thanks for signing on Mrs. H
3/2/99 :
Darlene (Fritz) Flynn Class of '73 now in California comments:" I'd like to hear from any former class mates."
3/2/99 :
Ted Stewart Class of '87 now in Town of Niagara
3/1/99 :
Rene (Hill) Nilsson Class of 1989 comments: "Hi to others from the class of '89. :) Where is everybody??"
3/1/99 :
Brian Henesey Class of 1998 comments:" FOR EVERYBODY OUT THERE I AM OUT TO SEA ON A NEVER ENDING DREAM"
3/1/99 :
Beth (Winch) Southard Class of '86 now in Wisconsin
3/1/99 :
Kimberly (Gipp) Reis Class of '80
2/28/99 :
Patty (Costello) Rink Class of 1970 now in Arizona
2/28/99 :
Cheryl Webb now in Florida
2/28/99 :
Bill Ziehm Class of 1976 now in Kansas comments: "WISH WE WERE STILL LIVING ON THE ISLAND. IT'S THE BEST !!"
2/28/99 :
Maion (Ziehm) Wendt Class of 1974
2/28/99 :
Chris Ciehoski Class of 2003
2/28/99 :
Judy (Duane) Noon Class of 1970
2/28/99 :
Ted Stewart Class of 1987 comments: "I now live in the Town of Niagara . I'm finally back in school at NCCC for the last 2 years . Anybody who wishes to get a hold of me , please EMail me."
2/27/99 :
Becky Popiel Class of 1973 comments: "Would love to hear from old friends..."
2/27/99 :
Brian Goss Class of 1998
2/27/99 :
Dan Jaeger Class of 1962 CCHS Grand Island Nebraska Resident - Welcome Nebraska
2/26/99 :
Nicoloe Duscher Class of 1992
2/26/99 :
Ron Venturini Our own PGA Pro, Welcome Aboard Ron
2/26/99 :
Steven Steck Class of 1991
2/25/99 :
John "Shag" Bartholomew Member of the 51 Year Club, comments: "Web page is looking better. Nice to see some of the names from the "past" signing on. Drop me a line once in a while."
2/25/99 :
Judy (Duane) Noon Class of 1970
2/25/99 :
Norman Stessing Class of 1970
2/25/99 :
Robert "Bob" Grycel Class of 1956 now in California, comments: "I have many fond memories of the island and the people I grew up with there. I lived at 49 Love rd. (later changed to 1582 I believe) and my phone number was BR3122. My neighborhood friends were Peter Glore, Hobie Cullen, Lee Wheeler, Danny Mc McMahon, Mike Senif,Lynne Ehlert, Donna Harding, and Dana Robertson, and I remember alot of good times with all of them. I attended William M. Kaegebein School, and later Charlotte Sidway School. We ate alot of pears on the river, caught alot of sunfish in the creek, spent alot of time at Beaver Island, and kept a boat at Brobeil's Marina. I still have my hockey skates hanging in my garage which got alot of use at "The Dykes." Tuckers used to have great Birch Beer candy, and Mayers had great "Belly Wash." I haven't seen the Island since 1959, but I feel that I had the best childhood anyone ever had. Thanks for the web page, and keep up the good work."
2/25/99 :
Eileen (Farrell) Kelchlin
2/24/99 :
Mark Fickenscher Class of 1981 now in Nebraska comments: "Glad to finally find a site where you can keep in touch with or find fellow classmates and lost friends. Haven't been gone that long. Don't know if I miss the town or not, but I do know I was ready for a change. Bellevue is my home for now, but It sure is nice to go back home now and then."
2/23/99 :
Jennifer Ann Hitcho Class of 1996
2/23/99 :
Sheila (Socko) Ciechoski Class of 1982
2/23/99 :
Eric "Rick" Raepple Class of 1973
2/23/99 :
Chris (Johnson) Gallagher0 Class of 1968 now in Florida
2/22/99 :
Anthony Lucca Class of 1980 now in Florida
2/21/99 :
Becky Popiel Class of 1973
2/21/99 :
Chip LeMaster Class of 1986 comments: " I just wanted to say hello to all my CLASS OF '86 and hope everyone is doing well."
2/14/99 :
David Catherine Class of 1995 comments: "Well, my address has been up for some time now, but I figured I'd write a few lines... Well, I'm currently in Pittsburgh, PA at Duquesne University. How much longer I stay here depends entirely on if the school wants me around for Grad-work... While I'm no longer a GI resident, having moved w/the family (back) to the Falls last year, I still keep in touch w/ a lot of Islanders... if you knew me, drop me a line..."
2/20/99 :
Karen Vanthoff Sidway Class of 1961 comments: "I was and still am a resident of Grand Island. I can't imagine living anywhere else."
2/20/99 :
Dave Parker Class of 1990 now in Seattle, Washington
2/19/99 :
Mitch Nikolich Class of 1977 now in Virginia
2/19/99 :
Nancy (Morrish) Miller Class of 1991 now in North Carolina
2/19/99 :
Mary (McNulty) Loder Class of 1970 comments: "Down in sunny Florida; never could stand the cold. Miss the good old days. Would love to hear from old friends. Still skinny. See you all at the reunion."
2/19/99 :
Michelle (Miller) Riley Class of 1991
2/19/99 :
John Quinn Class of 1990
2/19/99 :
Ted Stewart Class of 1987
2/18/99 :
Kerry (Sciandra) Erling Class of 1979
2/17/99 :
Andrea Snyder Class of 1998
2/17/99 :
Karen Eichler Class of 1990
2/17/99 :
Fernando Cabral Class of 1968 back in Brazil
2/17/99 :
Earl DeGlopper Class of 1970
2/17/99 :
Judy (Duane) Noon Class of 1970
2/17/99 :
Mary Jo O'Dea Kane Class of 19??
2/14/99 :
Stephen Nardini Class of 1973 comments: "I haven't lived there in 20 years, but will always have fond memories of growing up on Grand Island."
2/14/99 :
Bill Aydelotte Class of 1968 comments:" Great site to look up old friends. Don't forget to stop in and see me at aka Ceil & Chucks, aka Vons, aka Z's Island Inn or most importantly BA's Salon (at least thats how Danny Mancuso spells it). Whoops sorry Danny."
2/12/99 :
Ian Cap Class of 2002
2/12/99 :
Bethany Cap Class of 1998
2/12/99 :
Denise (Fisher) Ivey Class of '77
2/11/99 :
Kristen (Winch) Keenan Class of '89
2/11/99 :
Scott Lamb Class of '70
2/11/99 :
Leighann Martinez Class of '94 comments: "Now pursuing my career in NYC and miss all my friends back in Grand Island", drop me a note...
2/10/99 :
Judy (Davis) Webb Sidway Class of 1957 now in Florida comments: "I still have family and friends on the Island and try to get back every year for a visit. Wish it could be more often. Still miss the good ole days. Hello to everyone I have not seen in the last 30yrs. or so. Boy, glad wee not getting OLD."
2/10/99 :
Bob Beach Sr. comments: "Your website looks better each day. It is nice to have our town on the web."
2/10/99 :
Paul Drexelius Class of 1979
2/10/99 :
Ken Pelletier Class of 1981
2/10/99 :
Robert Smith Class of '70 now in Ohio
2/10/99 :
Rhonda (Fisher) Castleberry comments: "I lived on the Island 1962-1976. I moved from GI the end of my freshman year, May of '76. My parents worked for Western Electric and were sent to sunny Phoenix when the plant shut down in Tonawanda. Would love to hear from someone."
2/9/99 :
Lorelei Olzinger Class of '93 now in Ohio
2/9/99 :
Glyn Lipp Class of '75
2/9/99 :
Louise (Blickley) Lipp Class of '75
2/9/99 :
Lisarenee (Guagliano) Scheffler Class of '88
2/9/99 :
Christina George Class of '91
2/9/99 :
Cheryl Webb now in Florida comments: "Like so many others from G.I., I now live in Florida. I lived on Schutt Court where my Grandmother, Aunt & Cousin Still live. I would like to hear from anyone who might remember me."
2/8/99 :
Ray Ackerman Class of '77
2/8/99 :
Tracy (Moses) Ackerman Class of '84 now in Nevada
2/8/99 :
Kit (Sciandra) Crangle Class of '77 now in Tonawanda
2/8/99 :
James Sims Class of '98
2/7/99 :
Stephanie Walsh Class of '98
2/7/99 :
Melissa Crockett Class of '98 comments: "Grand Island Women's Varsity Soccer: 1998 NFL champions!"
2/7/99 :
Saundra Marcel Class of '98 now in Ohio
2/7/99 :
Bea Bruno Class of 2001 comments: "This place rocks"
2/7/99 :
Mackenzie Hassan Class of 2001
2/6/99 :
Judy and Ralph Rathman
2/5/99 :
Amanda James Class of 2000, now in Pennsylvania, comments: Technically I won't be a Grand Island graduate, I moved away before my 9th grade year, after having lived on GI all of my life, But I still love the island, and all of my friends there, and a part of me will always think of GI as my home and alma mater."
2/4/99 :
Rachel Butler Class of '70 now in PA
2/3/99 :
Robert Ryan comments: "Still treasure my life on Grand Island. Great place to raise children. Left there for another island (St. Croix) in 1981, returned to Buffalo and then retired here to yet another island, Hilton Head Island, SC. We return at least once or twice a year and now have relatives living on GI. It is still the best summer climate in America."
2/2/99 : Did Delray Dave see his shadow on his birthday or are we doomed to another 6 weeks of winter?
2/1/99 :
John Quinn Class of '90 now in North Carolina
1/31/99 :
Leah Coleman Class of '95
1/30/99 :
Jeremy Pullano Class of '90
1/29/99 :
Ken Pelletier Class of '81 comments: " I have been searching for an old friend, Jeff Payne from the class of '81. If you can help please let me know!"
1/29/99 :
John Robinson Class of '86 now in Tennessee comments: "I have been accepted into medical school at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN. We will be moving there this summer and will eventually have a new e-mail address. Hope to hear from you all!"
1/28/99 :
Krissy Perkovich Class of 2001 comments: "I have plenty of good memories here."
1/28/99 :
Corinne Razem Class of 2004
1/28/99 :
Cynthia (Mason) Shields Class of '74 now in Florida
1/28/99 :
Andy Boron Class of 2004
1/27/99 :
Kenneth "Skip" SommerClass of '79 now in Virgina comments: "3 more years and I shall return!"
1/27/99 :
Patricia (Staffen) Yell
1/27/99 :
Kerry Finn Class of '87 comments: " Hello: I graduated in 1987 and have been enjoying seeing some familiar names in the Guestbook. I exchange some e-mail now and then with siblings and former classmates. Please include these names to your directory. Great Site!
Kelly Finn Class of '80 now in Georgia
Kathleen Finn Class of '76 now in Ohio
Kevin Finn Class of '85 now in Virginia
Todd Moses Class of '86 now in Ohio
Tom Robinson Class of '87
Bill DeGlopper Class of '87
1/27/99 :
Vanessa Green Class of '95
1/26/99 :
Sheryl Bower Class of '77 now in Florida comments: "Once an island girl, always an island girl. Career and the quest for sunshine brought me to the Florida Keys-it really reminds me of home. Anyone else out there from the class of '77?"
1/26/99 :
Gordy Green Class of '75 now in Missouri
1/26/99 :
Gregory Wahl Class of '95
1/26/99 :
Brad Bowman Class of '86
1/26/99 :
Jeff Critelli comments "Class of '01, I hope... nothing to do nowhere to go....."
Jeff's comments needed editing, Sorry Jeff, try again and remember what Grandma used to say. Site Administrator
1/25/99 :
Pamela (Sutton) Ellison Class of '66 Belair High El Paso, now in Texas , comments: "I was Born in Grand Island in 1947. Went to Howard Elementary School till 4th grade when we moved to Texas I still remember all the good times I had there as a small child and wish I still lived there Just would like PPL to know that I haven' t forgotten GI, Thanks"
1/24/99 :
Michele (Kaczmarek) Rathmann Class of '80 comments: ( Thanks for all the support. Let's go class of 80 and Jacquie looks great."
1/24/99 :
Bob Kellogg Class of '68 comments: (Looking back some 30 years to growing up on Grand Island during the 60's brings back memories that I will treasure forever."
1/24/99 :
Dave Wright Class of '82 now in California
1/23/99 :
Dennis Hoffer Class of '69 now in California comments: (Still alive and well. Guess I proved alot of faculty at GIHS wrong..... hehehe LOL"
1/23/99 :
Michelle Cammarano Class of '02
1/23/99 :
Mark Rotella Class of '01
1/22/99 :
Sandy (Martell) Valentino Class of '84 now in California comments: (I signed in a while ago, but now that we have this contest, I wanted to sign in to be added to the class of 1984."
1/22/99 :
Mary Schultz Class of '81
1/22/99 :
Chris (McDonnell) Stedman Class of '68
1/22/99 :
Philip Mesches
1/22/99 :
Georg Gyllenfjell visits our site from Visby Sweden comments: " My son just got a pen-pal from Grand Island, and I thought that it would be nice for me to have an "e-mail" friend as well from the same location. Feel Free to drop me a note..."
1/22/99 :
Barbara (Guenther) Eastman Class of '68 comments: "I currently still live on the Island and have for my entire life. Things have certainly changed in the last 49 years, but it's still the BEST place to live!!"
1/21/99 :
Debbie (Taylor) Spencer Class of '76
1/20/99 :
Jerry Bruno Class of '94 comments: Currently working at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center as an Administrator in the Outpatient Dept. Also, working toward an MPA in Health Policy and Mgmt at New York University.
1/20/99 :
Kathy (Sciandra) McNulty Class of '70
1/20/99 :
Rick Erling Class of '78
1/20/99 :
Trish (Soto) Goss Class of '79
1/19/99 :
Linda (Hugill) Butcher Class of '68 comments: "Would LOVE to hear from any of my classmates!"
1/19/99 :
Donald Hoover Class of '72 comments: "Love the Island."
1/19/99 :
Peter Gilmore Class of '78
1/19/99 :
Mark Kaczmerak Class of '78
1/19/99 :
Brian DeGlopper Class of '90 comments: "The Grand Island Snowmobile Club has a new WEBSITE ! Check it out for information about club meetings, events, trail map, trail conditions, membership application, etc".
1/18/99 :
Joe Wild now in Chicago
1/18/99 :
Michael W. Shean Class of '68 Foreign Exchange Student comments: "The Island has become home for me and I plan to live out the rest of my years right here!! The people on the Island are so friendly and I really feel content here!!"
1/18/99 :
Fernando Cabral Class of '68 Foreign Exchange Student comments: "Just looking at my 68 year book made me realize how much Grand Island was important and fun to me. Now that my kids are also travelling abroad, I hope that the have an experience as nice as the one I had. Fernando ( "Fred" )Cabral."
1/18/99 :
Joan Patricia (Boss) Howe Class of '70 comments: "Just logged on for the first time. Would love to hear from old classmates!" 1/17/99 : Lisa "Taylor" Rafe comments: "I would love to hear from all my old friends."
1/18/99 :
Joe Wild now in Chicago
1/18/99 :
Michael W. Shean Class of '68 Foreign Exchange Student comments: "The Island has become home for me and I plan to live out the rest of my years right here!! The people on the Island are so friendly and I really feel content here!!"
1/18/99 :
Fernando Cabral Class of '68 Foreign Exchange Student comments: "Just looking at my 68 year book made me realize how much Grand Island was important and fun to me. Now that my kids are also travelling abroad, I hope that the have an experience as nice as the one I had. Fernando "Fred" Cabral."
1/18/99 :
Joan Patricia (Boss) Howe Class of '70 comments: "Just logged on for the first time. Would love to hear from old classmates!"
1/17/99 :
Lisa (Taylor) Rafe comments: "I would love to hear from all my old friends."
1/16/99 :
Pat (Williams) Meyer Class of '58 now in Ohio, comments: "Also signing on for the second time -- come on, Tom Trader and I can't be the only ones from the "good old days"!!! I have heard from some old friends but sure wish there were more "old-timers" getting onto this site."
1/16/99 :
John Robinson Class of '86 now in Tennessee,

  • 1/15/99 : Sheila (Socko) Ciechoski Class of '82 comments: "To all of the friends of the Rathmanns that would like to know, Jacquie and Michelle came through the Transplant surgery O.K. Michelle gave her daughter the gift of life for the second time today Jan.15,1999 the first time was Jan.10,1983.Please send all your good thought and prayers their way. They are in Florida, And I'm sure they miss all of this SNOW,(NOT) Their Email Address is Mark and Michelle "Kaczmarek" Rathmann
  • 1/15/99 : Karen (Boyle) Yan Class of '82, now in Florida
  • 1/15/99 : Kerry (Sciandra) Erling Class of '79
  • 1/15/99 : Linda Downs Class of '69 comments: "Grew up on Grand Island Lived on Stony Point road when there were houses only on one side of the street. Dad was chief of GI fire dept. we missed a lot of family meals because of ot, but he loved it and he did a great deal of good for the community. I will be visiting GI in July for the high school reunion, it's hard to believe that it has been 30 years. how time flies. I am now living on Long Island (can't get away from an island) just 7 miles from the beach and loving it. "
  • 1/14/99 : Mike Morrissey Class of '81
  • 1/13/99 : Rebecca Parrino Class of '98, comments: Hey! look what I found! My hometown on the web! I'm at school in Pittsburgh, pa and I love hearing about the happenings of the island! Keep in touch everyone!
  • 1/13/99 : Bob Nardini Class of '69 now in New Hampshire
  • 1/13/99 : Mark Savoy Class of '80
  • 1/13/99 : Arty (Haller) VanHeerde Class of '69 comments: "Hello, all, it was great to reach this website. I have been in CA since 1971. Married with 2 sons. 24 and 26. Life is good and Warm! I have many memories of Grand Island, my uncles were Del and Herb, the Restaurant at Love and Baseline. I also worked at Beaver Island State Park and remember many Softball Games and Parties after work, Lifeguards VS Maintenance Crew!!!! Also Reidies Pizza, The Bedell House. Our class worked hard to have a Senior Lounge at the school. I am also a DeGlopper on my Mom's side and they are all over the Island. My Grandmother (Nana) taught school in the one room school house on the corner of Baseline and Bush Rd. My Dad was a GI Fireman, Chief around 1957. We had a fort in the backyard at 2020 Fix Rd, where I grew up and many parties with many friends, my brother Art and I shared friends. Hope someone contacts us. Art still lives on the Island, his email address is Artie1187@aol.com. Hope to see everyone this summer at our 30 yr. reunion. If you are ever in LA give us a call."
  • 1/12/99 : Sarah Molnar Class of '99
  • 1/12/99 : Christina George Class of '91 comments: " Living in Chicago - anyone seen Julie Swain? (Class of 89)"
  • 1/12/99 : Philip K Buchanan
  • 1/12/99 : Beth (Buchanan) Allen Class of '82
  • 1/12/99 : Diane (Loder) Kerner Class of '69 now in North Carolina comments: "I miss my friends - our annual get together isn't enough. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the class reunion."
  • 1/11/99 : Danna (Kirsch) Moles Class of '69 comments: " My fondest memories of GI are all the fun I had in school- making other people get kicked out of class for laughing at cartoons I made of the teachers. all the fun I had in art classes, parties and swimming at Sandy Beach, learning to smoke like a cool big kid so i could go through the torture of quitting many years later and wiser. Going for long walks in the snow solving all the problems of the world, .walking to the movies in Niagara Falls in mimi-dresses with Diane, Pat, Karen.....way too many memories to mention...a great place to grow up, for sure. I've been married for 26 years (to the same man!), have 2 kids- Pete, age 22 and Kristy, age 20...both in college, great kids. I have much to be thankful for and am presently psyching myself up to lose 40lbs. before the reunion! Hope to see other "69er's" there- oh no! Not YOU, President Clinton!! Ha Ha- Bye, Danna"
  • 1/11/99 : Michael Guagliano Class of '86 now in Virgina comments: "I love coming back home. It is always a pleasure to just relax back in the best place in the world. I am sad to see that Grand Island is getting away from its quiet little town atmosphere. There is too much building on beautiful empty fields. Let us better manage the lands we have. Revamp the older Kaegebein area and Whitehaven /West River. Lets start a low-interest loan fund for Islander to improve their houses. It is also sad to see that Islanders do not shop on the Island to support local businesses."
  • 1/11/99 : Gordy Green Class of '75 now in Missouri
  • 1/11/99 : Beth (Winch) Southard Class of '86 now in Wisconsin
  • 1/11/99 : Nancy Wonacott Class of '69 Comment: "I have a new email address."
  • 1/11/99 : Karen (Sciandra) Raepple Class of '69
  • 1/10/99 : Scott Lamb Class of '70 now in Georgia
  • 1/10/99 : Anthony Lucca Class of '80 now in Florida
  • 1/10/99 : Tom Trader Sidway Class of '58 comments: "Signing in for the second time. Disappointed not to see more of us old timers signing in."
  • 1/8/99 : Jeannette (Percival) Mahiques Class of '81
  • 1/7/99 : Judith Beloate
  • 1/6/99 : Vikki Hansen comments: Pardon my boldness but, as a New York resident, I wanted to offer some photos of a local event I attended. I enjoyed the event immensely and wanted to offer others an opportunity to see what a great outing this can be.Pictures were taken last summer at the local club. It was really a great show! Click Here to View "Be patient it can takes several minutes to load, SM. "
  • 1/4/99 : John Anderson Class of '81
  • 1/4/99 : Ryan Dunn Class of '96
  • 1/3/99 : Laura (Strachan) Szucs Class of '77 now in California comments: "I graduated a year early so I'm really a member of the 1978 class. I would love to hear from my classmates. I would also like to hear about reunions, I've missed them all so far."
  • 1/3/99 : Kathy (Boettcher) Stisser Sidway Class of '57 comments: "Riverside Class of 1960; moved back to Grand Island in 1989."
  • 1/3/99 : Carol (Bykowicz) Rae Class of '68 comments: " Did not move far from Grand Island. Living in Niagara Falls with husband and three daughters. Visit the island often because most of my family still lives there."
  • 1/2/99 : Corinne Haslacher Class of '82 now in Florida comments: "It's 80 degrees in St Pete!!!"
  • 1/2/99 : Karl and Denelle Kolkmann Class of '80 and '82
  • 1/1/99 : Al Bykowicz Member of the 32 year Club.
    Do you get it? Every Year has a club for example I am a member of the 45 Year Club, a somewhat arrogent way to suggest your validity as a resident, in humor of course.
  • 1/1/99 : Gary Green Class of '75 comments "Great Place to Live."


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    If you are interested in participating as a sponsor, please email.
    1871 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island, New York, 14072-1803 USA


    GIECOM.Net Inc. is owned by deSignet International
    a "World Class Jewelry Manufacturer and Retailer"

    Store Hours: 9-6PM Mon-Friday and Saturdays 9am - 3pm, and by Appointment
    1869 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island, New York, 14072-1803 USA, 1-888-RARU.COM
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