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THE MHS Class of 1962 WELCOMES you!
(If this is your first visit to this website, please click on "GETTING STARTED".)

 TT This website was created in March 2013 as a project initiated by the 50th Year Class Reunion committee.  Brad Suffes, a member of the class, designed the pages and maintained the site until his untimely death in December 2020.  We very much wish to keep the website a good place to share memories of Montclair High School and stay in contact with classmates. 

After creating your own profile, you will be able to view all classmate profiles along with other content on the site.  You'll have access to all the Member Function buttons on the left side navigation panel and you'll be able to upload current photos or photos from back in the ‘wonder years’ of 1959 – 1962. 

This site is designed to be a class reunion everyday.  Add it to your favorites and watch for changes and announcements.  Share your memories here and stay up to date with other members of the Class of 1962!

Please let us hear from you.  We will share updates, memories, witty remarks, well-earned wisdom, and observations of our current moment with the class. 

We have been around long enough to know that life is short and we do not have much time to gladden the hearts of those who walk the way with us. So, let us hear from you 

 

 

 


 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

We have received notice that Lois Kummer died on New Year's Day. 

This was the notice in the Montclair Times:

Montclair - Lois Ann Kummer, 76, of Montclair, passed away on January 1, 2021.

Lois worked at Montclair Savings Bank for many years. She was very active at First Lutheran Church in Montclair, where she was the Financial Secretary and a councilmember.

She was predeceased by her parents Fred and Irene Kummer, and by her aunt and uncle, Neil and Marie Desposito.
 

I did not know her.  If any of you have memories of Lois, please share them.  You could send them to me and I will post to the class. 

Happy President’s Day!

Hope all of you have gotten at least one shot of the vaccine.  We are not getting any younger.   I can assure you that you do not want to get COVID, based on the experience in New York.  It is nasty.  

A few of us have had discussions about the future of our 1962 MHS Class.  There has been some interest in trying to arrange another Montclair get together in 2022 for our 60th year after graduation, but on a much simpler scale than the 50th reunion in 2012.  Perhaps a cocktail party one evening and a dinner on the next, with or without a visit to the school.  Please let us know if this might be of interest to you.  You can reply to this through the web site or directly to me at swordfsh2@gmail.com

Also if you have some ideas about how we could better use this website, please send them in.  The website is not designed to allow members of the class to send out messages directly on their own.  But the administrators can.  I’d invite you to send me or John Stevens (stevens0613@gmail.com)  a note about what interests you now at 76 or so.  How do you fill your days?  Any memories from MHS or people that have played an important role in your life?  We can gather responses and send them out to the class. 

Hope all of you are well and looking forward to warmer weather and a gradual easing of the constraints all of us have been enduring. 

Joe Bessey

swordfsh2@gmail.com

Classmates,

It is with great sadness that I report that the dedicated and nameless site administrator for our class website, Brad Suffes, died last Friday (December 18) from advanced heart failure. 

Brad took this website on shortly after our 50th reunion.  Although the site is managed by a commercial purveyor, Brad, designed it and put it together and has worked to maintain it ever since.   As you know, he sought someone to take over the site a month or so ago.  I spoke with him out of curiosity, and it was clear to me that he would be a hard act for anyone to follow, in view of his commitment to the site and all the different things he had done that made it unique.  I had hoped he would stay involved. 

His widow, Elaine, will send information on funeral arrangements when they are more complete.  He was a marine and will be buried at the military cemetary at Cape Canaveral.  We have all lost a good and generous man, who also a classmate from long ago.  You can write to Elaine at 180 Twin Flower Place, St. Johns, FL  32259.

Joe Bessey

swordfsh2@gmail.com 

SAD NEWS
Bruce Gibbs, a fellow classmate, passed away recently. I was notified by Ethel, Bruce’s wife of 34 years.  I contacted her and asked her for some information about Bruce’s life since I could not find any obituary on-line.  The information she sent to me is posted on the “In Memory” page.  Classmates can also leave personal comments on the “In Memory” page.

SAD NEWS
Kenneth Harney,  a fellow classmate, passed away recently.  A copy of his obituary has been posted on the "In Memory" page.  Classmates can also leave personal comments on the "In Memory" page.

 

SAD NEWS
Anna Iannone,  a fellow classmate, passed away recently.  A copy of her obituary has been posted on the "In Memory" page.  Classmates can also leave personal comments on the "In Memory" page.

 

SAD NEWS
Vincent Tango, a fellow classmate, passed away recently.  A copy of his obituary has been posted on the "In Memory" page along with images of a couple of his paintings.  Classmates can also leave personal comments on the "In Memory" page.

POLLS CLOSED

The results are in from the previous poll:

Of our skinny-dippers out there, 21 were ladies and 27 were gentlemen.  Guys win!

There is a new poll availble for voting.

SAD NEWS
Robert Amerson, a fellow classmate, passed away recently.  On the "In Memory" page comments can be posted. I have not been able to locate an obituary for Robert.  If anyone has access to it, please forward to the Site Administrator so it can be published.

Fantastic Art Show
Inviting all classmates to Kathy Goehring Havens' solo art exhibit October 1-29, 2017 at the Chatham library, 214 Main St., Chatham 07928. Consists of 59 artworks in oil, pastel, hot wax encaustics and photography. Spans approximately 25 yrs. Last solo art show--fall of 2015 in Chatham Twp.--was a 5-decade, 59 piece retrospective!! Please let her know if you went to see it. You can easily do that through your Message Center.

SAD NEWS
Myra Wakstein, a fellow classmate, passed away recently.  On the "In Memory" page comments can be posted.

SAD NEWS
Margaret (Peggy) Gaun, a fellow classmate, passed away recently.  On the "In Memory" page comments can be posted.

 

SAD NEWS
Ronald Flanery, a fellow classmate, passed away last year.  Comments can be posted on the "In Memory" page.

 

 

 

 

SAD NEWS
Richard Christmas, a fellow classmate, passed away last year.  Comments can be posted on the "In Memory" page.

 

 

 

SAD NEWS
Margot Menke, a fellow classmate, passed away recently.  On the "In Memory" page comments can be posted.

 

 

SAD NEWS
Douglas Colter, Jr., a fellow classmate, passed away recently.  His obituary can be seen on the "In Memory" page and comments can also be posted there. 

 

SAD NEWS
Cynthia Zerbe, a fellow classmate, passed away last year.  Her obituary can be seen on the "In Memory" page and comments can also be posted there. 

SAD NEWS

Carol Wilkinson, a fellow classmate, passed away on October 25th.  Her obituary can be seen on the "In Memory" page and comments can also be posted there. 

POLLS CLOSED!

It’s all over now.  The polls have closed on the Home Page and they show that you can’t always get what you want. The Beatles are the winners 27 - 8. Being a Stones fan, the Site Administrator is shattered.  He was sure the Stones would win and is having his 19th nervous breakdown.  Maybe take some of mother's little helpers to get an emotional rescue and a little satisfaction?  Remember, it's only rock and roll 

Be sure to vote in the new poll to find out who’s more daring in the class. 

SAD NEWS

Walter Riordan, a fellow classmate, passed away on August 30th.  His obituary can be seen on the "In Memory" page and comments can also be posted there.  Service information can be obtained from the Moriarty Funeral Home in Montclair.

SCHOLARSHIP FUND DRIVE

The Class of 62 Scholarship Committee is collecting for this year's scholarship. Any donation (large or small) would be appreciated. Make check to "Class of 62 Reunion Committee" and send to Charlie Lorber at 155 Prospect Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052

Thank you for your contribution.
 

POLLS CLOSED!
The Poll which normally appears on our Home Page is now closed and the results are in on when to hold the next Class Reunion.

26 people favored a 55 year reunion
13 people favored a 60 year reunion
1 person could not make up his/her mind and had no opinion

Reunion Committee take notice.
A new poll will be up shortly if the Site Administrator can think of something that needs polling.  Suggestions are welcome!!

In June, the Reunion Committee awarded the Class of 1962 Scholarship to two deserving Montclair High School students.

Click on the Class Scholarship link in the left navigation bar to read the whole story.

The Reunion Committee will meet during the month of May to interview the applicants for the Class of 1962 Scholarship.  Watch here for the names of the winners to be announced. 

The new Class of 1962 website is now open for business!!   If you have an announcement which you think the whole class should know about, send it to the Site Administrator to get it posted.