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GIHS Class of 1966 Reunion
The Grand Island High School Class of 1966 celebrated their 50th reunion on Saturday, July 2nd, at the Four Points Sheradon in Niagara Falls. They have the honor of being the first class to graduate from Grand Island High School. Special guests were teachers H. David Meyers and Hugh Sharp. Also invited were Shirley Luther, mother of graduate Robert Luther who was killed in action in Viet Nam and Julie Swain, daughter of graduate Terry Swain. The welcoming speech was given by classmate Nancy Buckley Valone. Karen Sugar Oswald also of the class, led the prayer which was originally written and presented by the late Reverend Nick Linde at the 20th class reunion. Before the DJ for the evening began the music portion of the reunion, a special gig was performed by the "Grand Island Traveling Band". In the process of searching for members of the 1966 class, the members of the future band discovered they all lived within three hours of each other. They got together and the band was formed. Mary Stewart has posted a bunch of pictures on her FaceBook page.
Grand Island Traveling Band
H. David Myers, Hugh Sharpe, Shirley Luther
Class of 1966 - click for larger view.
Mary Stewart Photos.
Grand Island High School Reunion Tour
Front, from left: Tour guides and assistant principals Mike Carter and Corey Gray.
The GIHS Class of 1966 organized a tour of Grand Island High School on Friday, July 1st. Approximately 50 former students from the classes of 1966, 1976, 1986 and 1996 attended and enjoyed seeing the changes made over the years, especially those from the recent capital project. Thanks to assistant Principals Corey Gray and Mike Carter for showing the groups around. Especially impressive was the STEM wing that houses the technology department and the new H.David Meyer Athletic Complex.
New entrance arch to Gene Masters Field at the H.David Meyer Athletic Complex.
Class of 1976
Grand Island High School Reunion Tour
The Grand Island High School Class of 1966 has set up a tour of the High School on Friday, July 1st at 11am. Meet at the main entrance. The tour should take about an hour. Everyone is welcome. Contact information: email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grand Island High School Class of '96 Reunion
GIHS class of 1996 to hold 20 year Reunion on Saturday, July 2nd at Speak Easy Parlour, located on the 4th floor of Pearl Street Grill & Brewery. Tickets are $65/person and include hors d'oeuvres, 3 hours OPEN BAR, dinner & desserts. For additional information please contact Christina Galbreath at 843-816-2814 or Christina@hiltonheadhomes.com.
Grand Island High School Class of '86 Reunion
Update: Class of '86 is trying to set up a service project around the time of the reunion. Class of 1986 30th Reunion will be held on July 2, 2016 at River Oaks. Check out our Facebook page. Website - Contact Marijane Smith at email@example.com.
Grand Island High School Class of '66 Reunion
Jan Baker, Sharon (Benzing) Minet, Nina (Braddell) Goss, Nancy (Buckley) Valone, Nancy (Carlson) Becht, Jerry Cahill, Joanne (Clark) Linenfelser, Bonnie (Click) Kaiser, Mary (Cudmore) Vari, Linda (Darby) Facklam, Steven Dreyer, Tim Ehde, Richard Franke, Terry Funk, Richard Gibbons, Chris (Glover) Nagao, Beverly (Harmaty) Speller, Paul Harper, Roxanne (Hillman) Johnson, Linda (Hillock) Clark, Linda (Johnstone) Pinzel, Betty (Kantenwein) Foley, John Killian, Syliva (McCullough) Henry, Kathleen McFee, Cathy (McNamee) Wilhelm, Susan (Milkey) Cronin, Charles Mock, Francis (Muench) Russell, Jayne (Pless) Miller, Roy Polliard, Karyl Reinauer, Dan Rowe Buenafe, Jim Rosensteele, Rita (Satterlee) Rosensteele, David Schaefer, Barbara (Schopp) Bell, Ray Sommers, Karen (Suger) Oswald, Cathy (Trautman) Kaegebein, Dan Walgate, Rick Whitmire, Ed Sargent, John Madia, Jeff Carr, Brenda (Atkinson) Black, Sandra (Johnstone) Murzet, Robert Miller, Mike Yensen.
Classmates We Cannot Find: Any information would be helpful to find them.
Claudia (Clor) Grandin, John Diringer, Leigh Harper, Scott Herlan, Thomas Levin, Richard Skotnicki, Jane Sirois, Linda Smith, Glenda Tysinger.
UPDATE: Nancy Buckley Valone and the class of '66 has set up a tour of the High School at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 1st. The tour is expected to be 45 minutes to one hour in length.
The 50th reunion will take place over the July 4th weekend. A dinner dance will be held on Saturday, July 2nd, all class reunion at Island Lanes on Sunday, July 3rd and picnic at the VFW on July 4th after the parade. See invite.
Class of 1966 50th Reunion will be held on July 2, 2016 at the Four Points By Sheraton, Niagara Falls, NY. More information to follow. Please contact Nancy Buckley Valone via email with your contact information. ie: Address, email, phone. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grand Island High School Class of '76 Reunion
GIHS Class of 1976 Reunion Info. - June 2016Friday, July 1st, 11am - Grand Island High School Tour, meet at the Main Entrance.
Saturday July 2nd, 6-11pm - Jo Kozek Stiller will be hosting a bonfire/gathering at her house. The party will be open to classmates and their spouses or significant others. Please pass the word to those not on FB. This is for our class only!! Please bring an appetizer to pass and a chair and your own beer/beverage. Non-alcoholic drinks will be available. Although you can just show up that evening, we'd like to have an idea of how many people will be joining us. So - if you know you are definitely coming, please let Jo Kozek Stiller via email email@example.com, or the "Grand Island High School (NY) Class of '76 Reunion page on Facebook".
Sunday, July 3, 2016 (Main Event) -Grand Lady boat cruise from 6-9pm. Please meet at Rich Marina at the foot of Austin Street at 5:30pm. The boat ride will include appetizers and have a cash bar. There are still spaces available for the cruise!! If interested, please let us know!
Sunday July 3, 2016 - 9 pm - Mallwitz Bowling Alley on Grand Island All Island Reunion. We will have two pop-up tents set up with tables, bring your own chairs. We have a sign to designate our area. Mallowitz has a band, food and drinks. LOOK for the FIRE PIT!! (and the fun).
SAVE THE DATE: The 40th Class Reunion will be held on Sunday, July 3rd on the Grand Lady. Enjoy a cruise on the upper Niagara River from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Home port is Rich Marina, off of Niagara Street in Buffalo. Light refreshments will be served and a cash bar will be available. See details.
Confirmed Reservations: Helena (Kovacs) Brierton, Debbie Bleich, Judy (Popiel) Siehnel, Kathy (Brown) & Lar McNally, Jo (Kozek) & Rick Polinsky, Maureen Phillips, Linda (Siverson) Campbell-Cancelled, Sue (Hood) Sondel, Jeff & Eileen Stone, Kathy (Robinson) Houck, Debbie (Taylor) Spencer, Ann( DiMarco) Streeter, Kevin & Sally (VanHattum) Kelley, Georjean Sizemore Labuzzetta & husband, Chris Russell & bride, Pat (Caffery) & Joe Roncone, Rich & MaryLee (Wunsch) Widdicombe, Maureen (Greco) Capanyola & husband, Rick & Fred DeCost, Mike Mullany, Jamie & Luisa Farrell, Scott Pauley, Tim Egan, Tim Geisenhoff. Maureen (McGuire) & Rand Kielt, Ingrid (Vogel) & Keith Kinney, Kathy Arch, Deanna Mesmer, Amy & Dr. Steve Valone, Jim & Sue Davis, Karen (Hall) & Marty Schooping, Tina & Nicole Miller, Lauren Kroening & Jim Ketcham, Dana (Gruber) & Randy Mirowski, Jennifer (Arnst) & Terry Schumacher, Nancy (Tompkinson) & Jay Hollinger, Dale Morgan & guest, Mrs. Laman.
The Grand Island High School Class of 1976 is looking for contact information on the following people. Email Jodi@giecom.net, if you can share information. James Benz, Rajnesh Bharadwaj, Joan Blakely, William Cook, Patti Dauncey Schitchtel, John Fetter, David Forester, Martin Gavrila, Deborah Gilmore, Elizabeth Hanny, Charles Harrison, Jeff Jordan, Randy Martin, Laslo Nemeth, Thomas Papson, Kimberly Price, G David Regan, Bill Schultz, Cheryl Smith, Judy Talbot, Christopher Taylor, Susan Trzeciak, Andrew Werner, Charles Witnauer.
Grand Island High School Class of '80 Reunion
Attention class of 1980, it's our 35th reunion. Okay classmates nothing formal...the plan is to meet up at Mallwitz Island Lanes on the evening of July 3rd at the "All Island Reunion" gathering, it is located on Whitehaven Road. There is a live band outside in parking lot. Always a good time!! Cash bar for food and drinks available.
There is a informal picnic planned at the Grand Island Moose Lodge on Grand Island Blvd next to KOA Campground on July 5th at 1:00pm to whenever. There will be a cash bar and we ask you to bring a dish/dessert/snack to pass. Anyone wanting to make donation for paper products and hot dogs for the Sunday picnic, please mail a check payable to "Class of 1980" and mail it or drop it off to 1607 Love Road, Grand Island, NY 14072. Any questions can be directed by email or phone to Glenn Wakefield at 622-1166 or Nancy Hoover Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org, 907-9037 or you can send me a friend request on Facebook so I can add you to the event. LOOKING FORWARD TO CONNECTING WITH EVERYONE! ***PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD TO OTHER CLASSMATES, I KNOW NOT EVERYONE IS ON COMPUTER! Nancy Anderson.
Grand Island High School Class of '95 Reunion
The GIHS class of 1995 is having its 20th Reunion this summer. There is a Ice Breaker planned for Thursday, July 2nd and a dinner on Friday, July 3rd at Beaver Island Club House. See flyer for complete information. RSVP deadline is June 14th.
Grand Island High School Class of '85 Reunion
Save the date! The Grand Island High School Class of 1985 30th Reunion will be held at the Buffalo Launch Club, 503 East River Rd., Grand Island on Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. until ?. There will be a cash bar and food stations. An appetizer hour (crudité) from 6-7 pm, then a carving station with roast beef and turkey, pasta station, fiesta and Caesar salads and grilled veggies. Tickets will be $45. Contact Brenda Baldwin 716-940-3656 and Sue Hughes 716-759-7218 for more information. See website with all the details at www.gihs1985.us.
Grand Island High School Class of '75 Planning Reunion
Updated: April 21, 2015
The Grand Island High School Class of 1975 will hold a 40-year class reunion social event at the Buffalo Launch Club, 503 East River Road, Grand Island, New York 14072 on Friday, July 3, 2015, from 6 pm to 9 pm. There is no charge for admission. A cash bar will be available. Enjoy 70s music, prizes, split club, and class CDs. If you would like to have dinner that evening, you must make dinner reservations from 5 to 8 pm and call the BLC (716-773-7629) BEFORE Friday, July 3rd. Please let the BLC know that you are with the GI 1975 Class. A special menu will be provided, including Chicken Wings, Chicken Fingers, Roast Beef on Weck, and Beer-Battered Fish Fry, as well as salads and full dinners. Teachers and students from any GI 1970s classes are invited. Bring your old photos to share.
Mallwitz’s Island Lanes, 1887 Whitehaven Rd, 773-0062, will hold its 4th Annual “Grand Reunion” Friday, July 3rd from 6-11 pm. The band starts at 7 pm. No cover charge. Drink specials and food available. Held outside (tents). Must be at least 21. Classmates from 1975, other GIHS Alumni, family and friends are invited to attend. Public welcome.
Meet GI Class of 1975 classmates at the VFW Sat July 4th after the parade. Look for the GI Class of 1975 sign.
Classmates interested in forming a Golf Outing July 4th weekend or requesting more information on weekend events, please call: 716-775-5527. Use this number to let us know if you are interested in attending the Buffalo Launch Club event on Friday July 3rd. We are currently creating another class picture CD. Please send photos of classmates from then and now to our class photographer, Brian Kelly, via e-mail (email@example.com) by the first week in June, and your photos will be included in the CD we will enjoy on Friday June 3rd. Please be sure to type into the “Subject” line: Class of 1975 pictures.
Grand Lady Cruises has made a luncheon cruise available for us (chicken or beef)on Sunday, July 5th from Noon to 2 pm. All classmates, friends, and family are welcome. Cost is $45 per person for lunch and $22.50 to cruise without purchasing lunch. Please call 716 – 873 – 4630 and ask for Jenna. The yacht is located at the foot of Austin and Niagara Streets at Rich Marina, 5 Austin Street, Buffalo New York 14207. Please call asap to book (the cruise will fill up fast!) and you must let Jenna know you are with Grand Island High School Class of 1975.
Grand Island High School Class of '74 Planning Reunion
UPDATE: Registration Flyer. Check out their Facebook page. Grand Island NY Class of 1974 - High School Reunion.
The Grand Island High School Class of '74 is planning a 40th reunion. The reunion will be Saturday, July 5, 2014 at River Oaks with food stations, music and a cash bar. The reunion committee is still in the planning phases, and we are looking to update our database with our classmates current contact information. Spread the word and block out the date. For more information contact Rom Figler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grand Island High School Class of '94 Reunion
The GIHS Class of '94 invites you to a "TWENTY-YEAR REUNION OF EPIC PROPORTIONS". The event will take place on Saturday, July 26th at Byblos Niagara (Holiday Inn) Niagara Room from 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. There will be food stations, refreshments, open bar (beer & wine), photo booth and reminiscing 20 years. Music is courtesy of Eric Volk, Premier Sound. Tickets are $60. Rooms are available at Byblos for $125, call 716-773-1111 and mention “GIHS Class of ‘94”. Any questions? Email: Gihsclassof94@gmail.com. See flyer registration form.
Riverside Class of '64
The Riverside Class of 1964 is keeping their website up and updated. If you have any news contact Peggy at email@example.com.
The Riverside High School class of 1964 has their web site ready: www.riverside64reunion.com.
Members of Riverside, class of 1964 are looking for "Bubba's" classmates. Plans are being made for the summer of 2014. Contact: Alberta (Liz) Morone Costanza at 716 564 3094 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grand Island High School Class of '89 Planning Reunion
The Grand Island High School Class of '89 is planning a 25th reunion. The reunion will be Saturday, July 5, 2014 at The Village Inn outside with a tent and a cash bar at 7:30 p.m. For more information go to the Facebook event page.
Grand Island High School Class of '84 Planning Reunion
Please register and send money to address listed if you are coming and review missing list.
The planning for the Class of 84 reunion is going strong! The reunion main event will be Saturday, July 5th at Byblos Niagara (Holiday Inn) Riverview room. There are a select number of hotel rooms available for classmates at a discounted rate. For more information contact Barbara Buell Brown at email@example.com or call 716-773-7391.
Grover Cleveland Class of 1964 50th Reunion
The Grover Cleveland High School Class of 1964 will hold their 50th reunion on Sunday, July 27th at Banchetti by Rizzo’s, 550 North French Road in Amherst. The party will include a dinner buffet, 5 hour beer, wine, pop, lemonade, ice tea and music. Tikcets are $50 in advance and are available by calling Marilyn Huber Murak at 716-725-6291 or Lois Giambrone Caruana at 716-685-2292. There will be an informal gathering at Templeton Landings on Saturday, July 26th at 7:00 p.m. for all to attend. Call above contacts for more information.
Niagara Catholic HS Class of '84 30th Reunion
Niagara Catholic High School Class of 1984 30th reunion will be held on July 11, 2014 at Four Points Sheraton, Niagara Falls in the Lower Rapids Room from 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Tickets must be ordered in advance. Contact Linda Butcher at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to our Niagara Catholic HS 1984 Facebook page for information.
Hutch Tech Class of 1984 30th Reunion
The Hutch Tech Class of 1984 is planning a reunion for June 13 and 14, 2014. You can find information on Hutch Tech Class of 1984 Facebook page or email email@example.com.
Niagara Falls High School Class of '64 Planning 50th Reunion
The Niagara Falls High School Class of '64 reunion will take place on Friday & Saturday, September 12 & 13, 2014 See schedule of events. A meeting is planned for Tuesday, May 20th at 4:30 p.m. at the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, Tenth St. & Pine Avenue, in the First Floor Board Room. Everyone is welcome. We will be addressing Reunion Invitations. We are still looking for classmates, contact Chuck & Sheila Dunlop Rader @ firstname.lastname@example.org or 716-773-3129.
LaSalle High School Class of '64 Planning 50th For 2014
In 1961, 50 Sidway graduates were chosen to attend LaSalle High School. If you are one of them and have not been contacted or know of a classmate that has not been contacted, please email email@example.com. The reunion will be September 12-14, 2014 in Niagara Falls.
Riverside Class of '63 Planning 50th
All Alumni and Friends from Riverside High School class of 1963, the 50th reunion will be August 1st and 2nd, 2013. Contact Chuck Rozo 716-433-5635 for details or visit the website www.riversideclassof1963.com
3rd Annual Grand Reunion - 2013
Again, Mallwitz's Island Lanes is sponsoring the 3rd Annual Grand Reunion. The party will be on Wednesday, July 3rd starting at 6:00 p.m. Live music provided by "Wide Right" will begin at 7:00 p.m. This event is taking place outside. All GIHS Alumni and friends and the general public over 21 are invited to attend. There is no admittance charge. A cash bar and food will be available for purchase, including wood fire pizzas from Pizza Amore.
Tonawanda High School Class of 1963 Reunion - 2013
The Tonawanda High School Class of 1963 is having their 50th reunion the weekend of July 12th, 2013. Call Karen Baldwin Marshall at 693-1522 for more information. The class web site is tonawandahighschool1963.info. Missing person list.
2nd Annual Grand Reunion - 2012
Because last year's party was so much fun, Mallwitz's Island Lanes is sponsoring the 2nd Annual Grand Reunion. The party will be on Tuesday, July 3rd starting at 6:00 p.m. Live music provided by "Joe and the Schmoe's" will begin at 7:00 p.m. This event is taking place outside. All GIHS Alumni and friends and the general public over 21 are invited to attend. There is no admittance charge. A cash bar and wood fire pizzas from Pizza Amore will be available for purchase.
Class Of '87 25th Reunion Information - 2012. Class of '72 Reunion July 6 & 7, 2012.
Tickets are on sale now for the July 6, 2012 reunion at the Buffalo Launch Club. Pre-sale price is $35 per person, $65 per couple. After June 22nd, price is $40 per person, $75 per couple. Ticket includes 3 hours, open bar including draft beer and house wines, snack food and hot dogs at 10:30 PM. We are working on a mailing list to ensure that all of our classmates are invited. Please send on any addresses you may have. Payments may be made by mail to Susan Marston, 962 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island, NY 14072. Any questions or suggestions let me know! I look forward to seeing everyone in just a few short months!
Friday, July 6th - Icebreaker under the pavilion at the VFW on Grand Island Blvd across from Tops 6:30 p.m. There will be lots of people there!!! (We’ll start w/a quarter keg of beer, (cash bar inside) and pass the hat for pizzas, etc.)
Saturday, July 7th - Dinner at the Holiday Inn Settlement Room at 6:00 p.m. For complete details see Invitation, Missing List and Information Questionnaire.
60's & 70's Celebration - All Classes welcome - 2011
Attention Grand Island Classmates of the 60s and 70s. Come join classmates from the Grand Island classes of the sixties and seventies - save this date: Sunday, July 3, 2011.
Mallwitz's Island Lanes, 1887 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island
Door opens at 6 p.m. - band starts 7 p.m. (Route 66)
Contact for Class of 1966: Terry Swain - 716-773-7068 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact for Class of 1967: Carol Kohlhagen Hamlin, 716-773-2686
Contact for Class of 1968 & 1969: Karen Sciandra Raepple, 716-773-4952 - Lambdagrik@roadrunner.com
Donations appreciated to offset cost of band
Please send to: Carol Kohlhagen Hamlin
1536 Love Road
Grand Island, New York 14072
Submit Your Reunion News
Submit your reunion news to Jodi Robinson at email@example.com
Submit Your Reunion Photos
Submit your reunion photos (no more than six at a time) for our consideration to Jodi at firstname.lastname@example.org
IsledeGrande.Com from its inception has been interested in promoting Grand Island. We host and maintain webpages for almost every group on Grand Island, posting news to their pages weekly. We want to Welcome Current Grand Island residents and residents from the Past to "ReUnion Central." This will be the home base, with links to All Graduating Classes and their News and ReUnion Pages. On each Class Page we want to link to photos from your yearbook and to a Special Page in our Guestbook, just for your Class. Check out the Class of 1967 Page, for an example. We gladly format each year's page with the same links. The more current the Guestbook Entries are, the less work it will be to organize your next Class Reunion and the more "Connected" your class will be. It is our pleasure to provide this service.
Please submit any news about your Class including reunion photos to Jodi Robinson, Grand Island's Town Historian and Editor of IsledeGrande.Com.
Class of '72 Reunion July 6 & 7, 2012.
Links to Previous Class Reunion Pages:
Sidway Reunion 2008
| Class of 1966 | Class of 1967 | Class of 1968 | Class of 1969 | Class of 1970 |
| Class of 1971 | Class of 1972 | Class of 1973 | Class of 1974 | Class of 1975 |
| Class of 1976 | Class of 1977 | Class of 1978 | Class of 1979 | Class of 1980 |
| Class of 1981 | Class of 1982 | Class of 1983 | Class of 1984 | Class of 1985 |
| Class of 1986 | Class of 1987 | Class of 1988 | Class of 1989 | Class of 1990 |
| Class of 1991 | Class of 1992 | Class of 1993 | Class of 1994 | Class of 1995 |
| Class of 1996 | Class of 1997 | Class of 1998 | Class of 1999 | Class of 2000 |
| Class of 2001 | Class of 2002 | Class of 2003 | Class of 2004 | Class of 2005 | Class of 2006 |
Class of '65 will hold a reunion at Antonio's Restaurant on Niagara Falls Blvd. Sept. 24-25. $person both nights - $30 per person needed now. Info/reg: 297-6970, email@example.com
The reunion committee of the Tonawanda High School Class of 1960 is trying to locate all its classmates for their 50th annual reunion July 16 at the Buffalo Launch Club on GI. If you are among the missing and haven't yet been notified of the reunion, contact Larry Jenkin at 636-1156 or email Larry at THS1960@gmail.com
The Riverside High School Class of 1972 is planning a reunion for Saturday, September 25, 2010 at Classics V Restaurant. If you were a classmate or a teacher during the years 1968-1972 we would love to hear from you. For information please contact AnnMarie Kenney at 716-634-3032 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Niagara Falls High School Class of 1959
Riverside High School Class of 1960
E-Mail to email@example.com for 50th reunion information
Riverside High School Class of 1972 - E-Mail to firstname.lastname@example.org