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GIHS Class of 1992
Our 30 year class reunion will be July 23rd - location to be determined. Anyone with questions can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
GIHS Class of 1977
Class of 77 Reunion CANCELLATION!! Unfortunately we have decided to cancel the planned 45th reunion event due to low number of classmates that were able to attend. We will be back in full force to plan our 50th reunion and hold a blowout event in 2027. We will be in contact with those of you that sent in a check to make sure you get a refund. For those that are interested, there will be a group of classmates that will be at Mallwitz's Island lanes on July 3 for their annual pre-Fourth of July All Island Reunion event. We hope to see many of you there.
GIHS Class of 1982 - 40th Reunion
Friday, July 1st - 10:00 a.m. Tour of the High School, meet in the front foyer.
Saturday, July 2nd - 7:30 p.m. meet at The Moose Lodge, pizza and wings provided. Cash bar, no cards accepted.
Sunday, July 3rd - Mallwitz's Island Wide Reunion. Live Band and cash bar.
Monday, July 4th - Annual Dick Bessel Run, Parade and VFW after.
Questions? Email Jude Kuehne JudeKuehne@gicsd.org
GIHS Class of 1972
July 1: 10:00 a.m. sharp High School tour main entrance
July 1: Class icebreaker, Holiday Inn Express, rooftop bar 5:00 p.m.
July 2: Reunion dinner, hors d'oeuvres 5:00 p.m., dinner at 6:00 p.m.
July 3: Island wide all class ice breaker at the bowling alleys
July 4: Parade @ 10:00 a.m., Big party at the VFW after the parade until 6:00 p.m.
The GIHS Class of 1972 is planning a 50th Reunion Dinner for Saturday, July 2, 2022. All details are included HERE. Please join our Facebook page Grand Island High School Class of '72. DETAILS - QUESTIONNAIRE - MISSING CLASSMATES - New List.
GIHS Classes of 1975/1976
Due to COVID restrictions, and for the safety of all people involved, the Grand Island High School Class of 1975/1976 reunion at the Buffalo Launch Club scheduled for July 4th weekend, 2022 has been cancelled. There are no plans at this time for 2023/2024, but we hope to plan a special event around July 4th for 2025 when hopefully by then, many classmates will be able to attend. Please check back here for future info. Updated information can also be found by using the Facebook Page of the Grand Island High School Class of 1975.
GIHS Class of 1967
Classmate of Class of '67. We need your help! We are planning our 55th reunion for September 23-25, 2022. We need to know if you are planning to attend. Please email Carol Kohlhagen Hamlin at email@example.com and let us know. If you are aware of any classmates that have passed away, please let us know. More information will follow. Hope to see many of you there!
GIHS Class of 1966
New Info as of 6/24/21
The Grand Island CLASS OF 1966 ~ 55th Year Reunion is BACK ON!!!. It will be held Wednesday September 15, 2021 at Niagara Riverside Resort, (same place as 50th reunion, different name now.) 7001 Buffalo Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY 14304. 5 PM Ice Breaker ~ Cash Bar and social hour. . 6 PM Buffet Dinner. Followed by music and dancing. $50.00 per person. Donations accepted to cover expenses. A new flyer has been mailed out to everyone. Please RSVP with payment to: Grand Island Class of 1966. Mail to: Karen Sugar Oswald ~ 260 Rambling Road, Amherst, NY 14051. Updates will be on our Facebook page. Grand Island Class of 1966.
GIHS Class of 1971
Mark Hassen and Dale Berger have put together the following to commemorate the occasion:
On Friday, July 2, 2021 at 10AM, the Grand Island High School will be opening their doors for us for a tour down memory lane. We've also invited the Class of 1970 since their reunion last year was cancelled due to the Covid Virus. Please meet in the main entrance foyer. And then at 6pm, the Mallwitz's of the Island Lanes are again hosting an all-Island Reunion party. This has become an annual event first started a number of years ago by the late Terry Swain from the Class of 1967. The class of '71 will have an area set aside for us in the parking lot. Meals can be ordered from the Lanes including their award winning chicken wings.
On Saturday July 3, the Town of Grand Island will be hosting their annual 4th of July Parade down the Boulevard. And afterwards, the Island VFW will be opening their doors for their annual after-parade get-together. Hamburgers and hotdogs will be available. There are numerous locations where you can view fireworks in the evening. Fantasy Island which has been putting on fantastic displays for years, has closed but a new owner has stepped forward. I haven't heard any word about them putting a show on this year. But Gratwick Park in North Tonawanda and Niawanda Park in Tonawanda annually put on nice displays.
And then on Sunday, July 4 starting at Noon, we have reserved the North Shelter at the Marina in Beaver Island for a family picnic. Invited also is the GI Class of 1970. There is a restaurant at the Casino. And there are plenty of grills for your use. We do have a permit for alcohol. The entrance gate will wave their $7.00 entrance fee when you tell them you are attending the reunion picnic at the Marina's North Shelter. Please spread the word to any classmates that you may know as not everyone is on Facebook. Looking forward to seeing everyone. FACEBOOK PAGE
GIHS Class of 1970
Attention Grand Island Class of 1970. Our 50th Reunion which was canceled last year due to the pandemic will be held this year on Friday, July 2, 2021. Those of you who have said they will be attending and haven't yet sent in their money please do so ASAP. We hope more of you will commit and come. Hope to see as many of you there this year as we attempt to get back to normal. So please make your checks out to: GRAND ISLAND CLASS of 1970. Mail check to: 1963 Grand Island Blvd. Apt #3, c/o Norman Brady, Grand Island, NY 14072. Thank you and stay safe, Norm
GIHS Classes of 1975 & 1976 Reunion News
Looking For - 5/10/21: List of Names 1976.
UPDATE - 4/29/21 The planned reunion with the classes of 1975 & 1976 has been cancelled for Friday, July 2nd. Instead a smaller gathering is being planned at a private home for the class of 1976 only, on Friday, July 2nd in Boston, NY. It will be from 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m., outside, under a tent if needed. You are invited to bring food, beverages and chairs. There will be music and a bonfire. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 25th if you are planning on attending. Hope to see you there.
UPDATE - 3/30/21: Due to COVID 19 restrictions, and for the safety of all people concerned, the 46-year reunion event for the Grand Island High School Class of 1975 scheduled for Friday, July 2nd, 2021 is canceled and rescheduled for Friday, July 1st, 2022 from 6 to 11 pm at the Buffalo Launch Club, Grand Island, New York. Please look for additional information starting January of 2022 here at IsledeGrande.com, as well as the Grand Island Penny Saver and Island Dispatch, and on facebook.com at Grand Island Class of 1975-47th Reunion Buffalo Launch Club-Grand Island, NY.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, and for the safety of all people concerned, the 45-year reunion event for the Grand Island High School Class of 1975 scheduled for Friday, July 3rd, 2020, was cancelled and rescheduled for Friday, July 2nd, 2021 at the Buffalo Launch Club. The GIHS Class of 1976 was invited to join the reunion plans, so it will be a combined 45 year reunion. Please look for additional information starting after January of 2021 in IsledeGrande.com.
The theme of the party is "TROPICAL SUMMER", so everyone is encouraged to dress in fun tropical prints. Attendees are encouraged to enjoy dinner between 5PM - 8PM. Standard Buffalo Launch Club menus will be available. The reunion party begins at 6:30 PM and ends at 10PM. There will be a cash bar, 70's and 80's music, dancing and a huge selection of gift baskets and gift certificates for raffle. There will also be a 50/50 raffle.
GIHS Class of 1966 55 Year Reunion
UPDATE: Due to Covid the reunion scheduled for June 26, 2021 has been postponed indefinitely.
The Grand Island Class of 1966 has plans for a 55 Year Reunion. It will be held June 26, 2021 at Ellden's Grill & Banquet at the River Oaks Golf Club on Grand Island. Mark the date on your calendar. More information will be coming.
GIHS Class of 1975 45 Year Reunion
(May 6, 2020) Due to Covid-19 restrictions, and for the safety of all people concerned, the 45-year reunion event for the Grand Island High School Class of 1975 scheduled for Friday, July 3rd, 2020, will be cancelled and rescheduled for Friday, July 2nd, 2021 at the Buffalo Launch Club. Please look for additional information starting after January of 2021 in the Penny Saver, Island Dispatch, and IsledeGrande.com, where there is a link to the Facebook account of the Class of 1975. Facebook Page.
The Grand Island Class of 1975 is announcing it's 45th Class Reunion to be held on Friday, July 3, 2020 at the Buffalo Launch Club at 503 East River Road, Grand Island, New York. The Classes of 1974 and 1976 are cordially invited to join the celebration. RSVP's are requested as early as possible via Face Book page: Grand Island High School Class of 1975. A minimum donation of $5 is requested upon registering at the event. All entrance donations will be donated 100% to a local Grand Island Charity.
The theme of the party is "TROPICAL SUMMER", so everyone is encouraged to dress in fun tropical prints. Attendees are encouraged to enjoy dinner between 5PM - 8PM. Standard Buffalo Launch Club menus will be available. Dinner reservations are required by July 1st by calling the Buffalo Launch Club at 716.773.7629. The reunion party begins at 6:30 PM and ends at 10PM. There will be a cash bar, 70's and 80's music, dancing and a huge selection of gift baskets and gift certificates for raffle. There will also be a 50/50 raffle.
For out of town guests, accommodations are available at the Radisson Hotel on 100 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island, NY by calling 716.773.1111 (ask for special GI Class of 1975 rates; blocked rooms are available however guests are asked to reserve rooms early as it is a holiday weekend). The Holiday Inn Express on 2761 Long Rd. Grand Island NY is also available by calling 716.775.0007. The Holiday Inn Express room rates include breakfast.
A community volunteer service opportunity during the holiday weekend will be announced soon. The class Facebook page will be updated as soon as details are available. The community service event will be open to classes of 1974, 1975 and 1976; and their family and friends! See Flyer.
GIHS Class of 1980 Reunion Planned
The GIHS Class of 1980 has planned their 40th reunion for the July 4, 2020 weekend. The event will take place at the Grand Island Moose Lodge on Sunday, July 5th at 1:00 p.m. Organizers are looking for email addresses, send asap to ApkMajic62@gmail.com. Facebook Page.
GIHS Class of 1978 Birthday Celebration Planned
A group of classmates from the GIHS Class of '78 has planned a trip to Sonoma, CA and San Franciso in May 2020, to celebrate their 60th year. Everyone is welcome to attend See flyers for more information. Page One - Page Two.
GIHS Class of 1970 50 Year Reunion
UPDATE - The class of 1970 50 Year Reunion is being postponed until 2021. Date TBA.
The Grand Island High School Class of 1970 will celebrate their 50th reunion on Sunday, July 5, 2020 at Ellden's at River Oaks. Save the date!
Class of 1994 25th Reunion Re-Cap
Grand Island High School's Class of 1994 gathered this past weekend, July 6th, for their 25-year reunion. The celebration was held at Say Cheese Pizza Company. Say Cheese is owned by Class of 1994 alum Sara Hachee Slachciak and her husband, Kevin. Ricco Slaiman, Class of '94 alum, provided the music for the evening. Activities including throwback trivia, a 50/50 raffle and door prizes donated by Say Cheese. Alumni from all over the country were in attendance. The planning committee was thrilled with the turnout of over 75, including alumni and guests.
GIHS Class of 2009 10 Year Reunion
The Grand Island High School Class of 2009 10 year reunion is planned for Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Buffalo RiverWorks, from 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. $30 per person (can bring a plus 1 who is also $30) Cash Bar will be available. Venmo payment to Nicole Shanor @Nicole-Shanor. Hope to see everyone there!!
GIHS Class of 1989
30 Year Reunion - Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - Sandy Beach Yacht Club, 7:00pm - ?
Join the GIHS Class of 1989 Facebook group and event, if you haven't already. More details to follow so please spread the word, really hope to see everyone! Contact Amy with questions at: email@example.com.
GIHS Class of 1994
Saturday, July 6th, 8:00PM -Say Cheese Pizza Company, 1771 Love Road , Grand Island, NY 14072. Cost: $30.00 per person pre-sale, $35.00 per person at the door. Three hours of open bar includes: Premium drinks, wine, domestic draft and bottled beer, and soda. Pizza, salad and breadsticks.
Payment options: PayPal: firstname.lastname@example.org. Choose "Send to a Friend" so there is no fee.
Checks payable to: Stephanie Patterson, 147 Old Carriage House Road, Grand Island, NY 14072. Payment due by Monday, July 1st.
GIHS Class of 1969
Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Elldens/River Oaks.
UPDATE: Memorial Day has come and gone. Time is fleeting! Make your REUNION reservation by June 15.
If you have not made your reservation yet, you can go to our website: giclassof69.com and make your reservation via PayPal or credit card. ($30. per person) Or you can send a check to Ray Billica, 1803 Fix Rd, GI 14072 *Please make checks payable to "Grand Island Class of '69". If you are in touch with a classmate that is not on FaceBook, please give them a heads-up so they know about it.
If anybody is interested in taking a tour of Grand Island High School we(thank you,Sue Webb Cason) have arranged for a guided tour. Friday, July 5, at 2: 00 p.m. Meet at the front door.
Here's a list of confirmed reservations:
Ray Billica (2)
Jack & Sandy Burns
Karen Raepple (2)
Sue Haen Willard (2)
Rick Martini (3)
Sue Webb Cason
Dan Mancuso (2)
Torg & Sue Fadum
Lana Hassert Redell (2)
Donna Kester Phillips
Jim Pedlow (2)
Maureen Killian Swaney (2)
Stan Clifford (2)
Steve and Sue Soares Taylor
Danna Kirsch Moles (2)
Kimberly Pickles Stolp (2)
Pat Wilkinson Moravec
Ron Mock (2)
Eileen Farrell Kelchlin
Kathie Young Romano
Diane Loder Kerner
Tom Funk (2)
Sharon Cowan Pearson (2)
Jack & Julie Stark|
Debbie Gietz Palmquist
Eloise Olmstead Mayberry (2)
Cindy Austin Zurek
Debbie Temples Ditullio(2)
Bob Dommell (2)
Liz Endres Barker(2)
Mike Wasson (2)
Maxine Lewien Campe (2)
Kevin Carr (2)
SAVE THE DATE!!!! GIHS Class of 1969 is planning their 50th Reunion for Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Elldens/River Oaks. Details to follow. Information will be posted on Facebook page: Grand Island New York Class of '69 50th Reunion. Website
GIHS Class of 1979
SAVE THE DATE!!!! GIHS Class of 1979 is planning their 40th reunion for Friday evening, July 5th, at the Buffalo Launch Club. Facebook Page.
GIHS Class of 1973
The Grand Island High School Class of 1973 is having their 45th reunion on Friday, July 6, 2018 at Ellden's at River Oaks, from 7:00 p.m. - midnight for an informal reunion of classmates and spouses. There will be a cash bar and appetizers on the upper deck. Please let one of the committee members know if you wish to attend so we have a rough estimate. Mike McDonough- email@example.com, Denise Filosofos - firstname.lastname@example.org, Shirley Lewien Reitebach - email@example.com, Rod Raham - firstname.lastname@example.org, John Mondoux - email@example.com, Tom Burke - Tfburke30@hotmail.com. Visit our Facebook page - High School Friends and let us know.
GIHS Class of 1988
The Grand Island High School Class of 1988 is having their 30th reunion on Friday, July 6, 2018 at the Sandy Beach Yacht Club, 1851 Winter Road, at 7:00 p.m. Check out the Facebook page "GIHS Class of 88" or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
GIHS Class of 1978
The 40th Reunion for the Grand Island Class of 1978 is approaching quickly. Please make your reservation and follow up with your $50 payment by May 18, 2018 to Margie Wood, 11784 Rapids Road, Akron, NY 14001. Details are on the Class of 1978 Facebook page. Classmates are also invited to attend a school tour on Friday, June 29 at 11:00 am. Please let us know if you can make it!
The Grand Island High School Class of 1978 is having a 40th reunion on Saturday, June 30th at the Radisson Hotel Grand Island (formerly Holiday Inn). Details on Class of 1978 Facebook page or contact Margie at email@example.com or 716-352-2980.
GIHS Class of 1968
Grand Island High School Class of 1968 is having their 50th reunion over the July 4, 2018 holiday. Save the date! See flyer. Facebook Page. Reservation information to follow.
LaSalle High School Multi-Class Reunion Picnic
LaSalle High School Multi-Class Reunion Picnic. Classes of 1963, 1964 and 1965. Saturday, August 5th, 2017 from 1pm to 7pm. Fairmount Park, Wheatfield NY. Reservations and Information call (716) 405-7212.
Grand Island High School Tour
GIHS alumni are invited to attend a school tour on Monday, July 3, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. You will be amazed at the changes made over the last 10 - 50 years! Leading the tours will be Athletic Director Jon Roth and long-time musical director and teacher Maggie Miller Kennedy.
Grand Island High School Class of 1982 Reunion
You can also contact Pattie Anderson Frentzel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grand Island High School Class of 2007 Reunion
Our 10-year GIHS Reunion will be Saturday, July 1, 2017 at PEARL STREET GRILL & BREWERY from 6:00pm - 9:00pm. Tickets are $55 and this covers: Our own private room with a balcony on the third floor, food, and 3 hours open bar!!
Tickets are available to purchase online only NOW until Sunday, June 11th. You are welcome to bring a guest with you to the reunion! You can purchase tickets at http://gihs2007.us .You will get a confirmation email after purchase.
Reunion organizers will have a master copy of the attendee list for entry - Feel free to email us at email@example.com for any direct questions!!
PEARL STREET GRILL & BREWERY, 76 Pearl Street, Buffalo NY 14202 - (716) 856-2337.
Off- street paid parking is available across the street and under the skyway - prepaid parking is not included in our event.
We are working on securing a discounted rate and will update you via email on our progress (we will receive your email address once your ticket is purchased).
Grand Island High School Class of '67 Reunion
50th Reunion - Columbus Day weekend in October 6-8, 2017
Or to be "perfectly correct" , Indigenous Americans Weekend.
Friday Evening, October 6th
Kick-Off Party at TC’s on Grand Island Blvd.
Saturday October 7th
High School Building Tour- Saturday Morning
Buffalo Harbor Boat Tour on the Grand Lady- Saturday Afternoon
Dinner at the Beaver Island Casino- Saturday Evening
Sunday Morning October 8th
Farewell Breakfast at the Radisson on Grand Island
The Buffalo Harbor Boat Tour will be aboard the Grand Lady and will include a light lunch.
The Grand Lady is now docked near the Buffalo Harbor and the tour will be of the Buffalo River and the Buffalo Harbor.
This will give everyone a chance to see the wonderful renaissance occurring in downtown Buffalo and the waterfront (Canalside).
The Grand Lady price will be $30 a person (additional). Dinner prices are $67 per person or $125 per couple.
To continue our planning we would like to know if you are planning to attend the boat tour and the dinner ASAP.
We would also appreciate people purchasing tickets for the events they plan to attend at this time so we can cover deposits and startup costs (we have a deposit deadline coming up this week). Any donations would also be greatly appreciated.
Make checks payable to “GI Class of 1967 Reunion” and send to:
Irene (Austin) Ehde, 1881 Webb Rd, Grand Island, NY 14072.
We are also looking for folks not on this mailing list. If you know of anyone not on the list please forward this message and send us the contact information.
Additionally - we have a FaceBook Page. Please LIKE us there
- any updated information will be put on that page.
Hope to see you in October! Vicky
Here is a list of the people attending . . . . so far :)
Becky Aiken Cacciatore, Irene Austin Ehde, Denise Blackmore, Ruthann Blickley Burl
Frank Budwey, Bob (Buzydlowski) Buzby, Jill Cook Townson, Bill Davis, Nancy Hogue Capsuto
Jay Hopper, Nancy Johnson Davies, Phyllis Killian Spring-Johnson, Sue Kipping Attea
Carol Kohlhagen Hamlin, Jeff Lesinski, Bonnie Mielke Spocone, Dave Miller
Margaret Ann Mulvena Haller, Linda O'Keefe Lichtenthal, Deirdre Pedlow Hunhold
Brian Pitre, Jackie Pritchard, Joyce Roberts, Reg Schopp, Joanne Senn Widmer
Mark Stewart, Diane Tetkowski Pokorski, Stephen Tharp, Tom Walsh
William Walters, Bob Weaver and Lois Wheeler Kinsey
If you reading this and not on this list? Why not?
Grand Island High School Class of '92 Reunion
GIHS Class of 1992, 25th Reunion is on Sunday, July 2nd at Beaver Island Boardwalk Bar at 6:00 p.m. Pass the word to your fellow classmates. Contact Kim Kalman at kim@raru or 465-5574. Look on Facebook. This is no longer a paid event. Cash bar and food available.
Grand Island High School Class of '87 Reunion
GIHS Class of 1987, 30th Reunion is on Saturday, July 1st at Beaver Island Casino at 6:30 p.m. $50 per person includes food and open bar. Pass the word to your fellow classmates as invitations will not be sent. Contact Sue Marston at 982-7366, mail checks to 3040 Love Road, made out to Sue Marston. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. A Facebook is being set up.
Grand Island High School Class of '77 Reunion
UPDATE: Plans have been made for the Class of 1977 40th reunion picnic at Beaver Island State Park on Monday, July 3rd from 12 - 7 p.m. at Shelter 4B. Classmates from 1977, teachers, other GIHS alumni, family and friends are invited to attend. It will be a catered event and we will need an approximate head count to be able to secure the caterer by May 15th. (before the next meeting which is set for Wednesday, May 17th @6:00 p.m. at Mallwitz Island Lanes). There will be time to add on, BUT.. we would like a general idea please. Your admission to this exciting event will include food, water, volleyball, corn hole, music and reconnecting with old friends. BYOB or beverage of choice, munchies, finger food to pass and a chair. A 50/50 split will also be available to help offset expenses. The cost is $15 per head. Checks or Money Orders payable to "GIHS Class of 77" sent to PO Box 412, Grand Island, NY 14072. Parking fee is $7 into the park. There is a Facebook page entitled "Grand Island High School Class of 77 Reunion" please spread the word to any friends that you are in contact with. Future updates will be posted on Isledegrande.com or FB. The party can continue at the "All Island Reunion", Monday night, July 3rd 7-??? at Mallwitz Island Lanes...band and cash bar! On July 4th...parade on GI Blvd., followed by an all Island gathering at the VFW Post Beer tent, food trucks and friends. Please feel free to contact Joann Santospirito through FB, at 716-830-4046 or email GrIsJo@aol.com.
In the spirit of keeping things affordable for our 40th class reunion the committee has decided to have a picnic at Beaver Island Park on Monday, July 3rd, from 12:00-dusk. We plan on having it catered and it will be a BRING YOUR OWN BEVERAGE event. Details still need to be worked out for the catering and for the cost. We will need a general idea of how many plan on attending so we can give the caterer a number as July creeps closer. We chose the shelter near the sledding hill where there is a volleyball net accessible if anyone wants to organize a game or two. We will be looking for any locals that may have pop up canopies that are no larger than 10 x 10 (anything larger will be an additional $40 for the permit ) and extra chairs for seating. There is electricity on the site if anybody is interested in creating a playlist and being in charge of soundð. If anyone is interested in organizing a golf tournament, please feel free to do that and keep us posted.
There is an all Island reunion July 3rd at Mallwitz Island Lanes, Whitehaven Road starting at 7:oo p.m. This is their seventh year and quite a few people show up. There is a band, cash bar for liquor inside the bowling lanes and beer available outside where the party is. On July 4th Grand Island always has a parade down Grand Island Blvd. and then everybody is welcome to go to the VFW Post. There are food trucks and a beer tent available, and it is another great place to run into old friends.
Laureen Zelonis Hess has graciously volunteered to create name tags again. She also would like to recognize our classmates that have passed.. We are aware of at least 21 that have passed away, but if you know of others that we may have missed please contact Laureen through Facebook. George Ihle is soliciting businesses to be sponsors for th class reunion. For as little as $50 a small business or company will be included on the sponsorship board that will be displayed at our reunion. If you own a business, or work for a company who may be interested please let George know at email@example.com. There are still a few more details to work out and if anyone has any suggestions or questions please let us know. The next reunion meeting is Wednesday, March 22nd at 6:00 p.m. at Mallwitz Island Lanes. Contact Joann Hudson at 716-830-4046.
Grand Island High School class of 1977 is starting to plan for their 40th reunion which will be situated around the Fourth of July festivities on Grand Island. The first meeting will be at Mallwitz's bowling lanes on Whitehaven Rd., Wednesday, November 16th at 6 o'clock. There has also been a Facebook page set up entitled "Grand Island high school class of 77 ". Please feel free to contact Joann Santospirito through Facebook or 716-830-4046 .
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 website remains up, www.riverside64reunion.com. If you have any news contact Peggy at email@example.com or Christine at 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 |
Off-Island School Reunions
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