Welcome to Sayville High School Class of 1963!
The mission of this site is to help launch our splendid 50 year reunion, and to reunite us all before and after that event
To add news to this page, contact Rosemary Repeta at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What a special week we had. Some friends arrived early and enjoyed the glorious weather for an extended stay. The activities confined to Feb. 4-7 included Tuesday’s hike through the Crowley Museum and Nature Crd, a Siesta Key sunset, and dinner at Yoder’s (a Sarssota Mennonite restaurant), on Wednesday: A Myakka River State Park lunch and airboat tour, then off to Bob Constantino’s beautiful home for a fabulous dinner and an hour serenade by vocal duo Lynn and Hannah accompanied by Bob on the piano. Fabulous…we all had front row seats! Thursday was laid back. We began with a campfire lit at dawn, then after a few cups of coffee we headed down the road with a co-hosted brunch (thank you Judy and Cheryl) at Judy and Dave Price’s rental resort in Sarasota. After brunch and conversation we headed out to take in a Mennonite quilt show. Dinner that night was hosted by David Stang at one of our premier Asian restaurants. By Friday most of the visitors were on their way home. For those who remained we took in an evening performance of Circus Sarasota.
It sounds like all we did was eat, but truly the food was not as memorable as the company. Thank you Susan Price, Kathy Duggan, Susan Lowenkron, Bill and Violet Pauge, Judy and Dave Price, David Stang, Cheryl and Burns Cameron, Karen and Lee Brandt, and Bob Constantino for making the magic happen over again. For those who planned to come but were unable to, we missed you Rick and Rose Torre, Rosemary and Lou Repeta, Ellen Briggs, honeymooners MR. and MRS (Pam Sinisi) Don Parsons, nancy Van Schaik Thomas, and Susan and Ralph Ranghelli.
Most of all we missed those who weren’t planning to come but we have hopes to see you soon…perhaps in May?
At this time, David and Jeanne are planning a May get together the weekend after Mother’s Day. If you didn’t come to the 50th or the Florida getaway, consider DC in the springtime. Please consider joining in. As good as it is, it would be better with YOU there.
Fondly thinking of you,
Judith Levy Leipold
Attendees at our Fab 50th
|Amira Carbonell Hourigan|
|Ann Reynolds Kaler|
|Betsy Lembeck Hill||Doug Hill|
|Bill Pauge||Violet Pauge|
|Bob Adams||Dee Adams|
|Bobbie McCoy deLagarde||Denny deLagarde|
|Bonnie Parsons Claeson||Joseph Guglielmelli|
|Carol Kennedy Casper|
|Carol Stuhler Kolar|
|Cheryl Zeller Cameron||Burns Cameron|
|Claudia Shepelrich Hanak||Les Hanak|
|David Stang||Jeanne McManus|
|Denis Newhouse||Laney Newhouse|
|Dick Vollkommer||Kathy Vollkommer|
|Don Parsons||Pam Swain-Sinisi|
|Dorothy McDiarmid Malkasian||Gregor Malkasian|
|Dwight Denton||Lynda Graham Denton|
|Eileen Kelly Brooks||Edwin Brooks|
|Erich Tietze||Shan Teitze|
|Erich Tietze||Kristen Michelle Tietze|
|Erich Tietze||Vanessa Schutz|
|Gordon Barnes||Laura Barnes|
|Irene Clark Pracher||Rob Pracher|
|Jack Cordes||Jacquie Cordes|
|Jack Heinlein||Diana Heinlein|
|Jane Roe Tierney||Larry Tierney|
|Jane Roth Johnson|
|Jeanne Fusco Salvatore||Jim Salvatore|
|Jeannine Frenger Kiernan|
|Jim Heyman||Kathy Heyman|
|Joe Brock||Alexis Brock|
|John Pitka||Carol Pitka|
|John Shuren||Theresa Shuren|
|Judith Levy Leipold||Paul Leipold|
|Judy Limouze Price||Dave Price|
|June Longo Johnson||Lynne O’Hara|
|Karen Dacek Brandt||Lee Brandt|
|Karen Hoek Martin|
|Kathy Wheeler Manikas||Tom Manikas|
|Lin Lane Reichelt||Jerry Reichelt|
|Linda Haug Elfast|
|Margie Van Essendelft Gagnon||Adrian Gagnon|
|Marie Domenchello Perry||Wayne Perry|
|Mike Puritis||Chris Puritis|
|Nancy Van Schaick Thomas||John Thomas|
|Nancy Weeks Bevelander|
|Pat Blawn Inman||Tom Inman|
|Pat Bryan Behrendt||Jim Behrendt|
|Pat Cuttler Hilton||Diane Drescher Long|
|Pat Monsegur Cudak||Dennis Cudak|
|Richie Westerbeke||Libby Westerbeke|
|Rick Torre||Rosemarie Torre|
|Roger Newhouse||Debi Newhouse|
|Rosemary Westray Repeta||Lou Repeta|
|Sandy Schaper Pearson|
|Sharyn Yetman Doerwald|
|Shirley DeRoo Duschenchuk||Ron Duschenchuk|
|Sue Price Pople||David Pople|
|Sue Siemion Cestaro||Richie Cestaro|
|Susan Peters Ranghelli||Ralph Ranghellli|
|Tom Hines||Linda Hines|
|Mr. Carpenter||Rosemary Miner|
|Mr. Limouze||Mrs. Limouze|
Fall Festival Farewell…
Our final weekend event will take place at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum. The arboretum is magical already, but their Fall Festival captures the essence and tiniest details of Autumn. Bring a camera! I promise that you will want to share the beauty and creativity that awaits. Strolling through the decorated grounds and exploring the Connetquot River’s beauty is not to be missed. The food, served by the Hidden Oak Café is nothing short of fabulous. We will have our own dining area (The Billiard Room) with private wait staff. The menu consists of gourmet sandwiches, salads, dessert, and coffee, tea, or lemonade. The room has been reserved for our use from 11:30-2:30 but we can remain on the Arboretum grounds until closing time (5pm). Parking fees for the festival is normally $12 per car. The fee has been reduced to $8 per car because of our scheduled event in the restaurant. Tickets for the day are limited to only 48. At this time, 32 people have committed, leaving only 16 tickets still available. Tickets may be reserved by emailing Judith Leipold at Bookbubbe@aol.com. The price per ticket is $28.25 which includes the brunch ($21.95) the tax (8.76%) and the gratuity (20%). See the beauty of the Connetquot, feel the crisp air and leaves under your feet, taste the flavors of the Hidden Oak, and share the laughter and final words of your classmates as we spend the afternoon together at the Arboretum’s Fall Festival.
Plans for Saturday Evening, October 5: Reunion Celebration “Having a Golden Flashback”
Plans are shaping up for the reunion!
Tickets on Sale!
Buy your tickets now for our October 5, 2013 50th anniversary celebration. You can use the Reservation form you received by snail mail, email or from the Newsletter. Ticket prices are $75 per person from 6/1 to 8/31 and $85 per person between 9/1 and 9/20. Ticket sales end 9/20 due to the Island Hills deadline. Your reservation form and check should be sent to Rosemary Repeta, 878 Regatta Road, Charleston, SC 29412. All checks and reservations will be acknowledged. Be sure to check the Newsletter and this website for additional activities for the weekend as they are scheduled.
Myakka: A Weekend to Remember
Our mini-reunion weekend, January 25-27, at Myakka River State Park in Sarasota, Florida was a spectacular success. The weekend started with dinner at Judith Levy and Paul Leipold’s home for out-of-town attendees: Judy Limouze Price and husband David; Roger and Flo Newhouse; Susan Price Pople. Rosemary Repeta and David Stang arrived too late for dinner, but not too late for Roger’s decadently delectable cheesecake. Fourteen classmates and spouses took part in Saturday’s festivities at the Log Pavilion. The venue was decorated with purple and gold balloons, purple tablecloths with gold embellishments and purple and gold napkins. Several classmates displayed purple and gold Sayville sweatshirts at the entrance to the pavilion. Judith Levy Leipold heated a big pot of mouth-watering chili on the grill and there were tasty chicken salad wraps too. Lots of sodas and iced tea to quench our thirsts. Roger’s chocolate chip cookies for dessert were decidedly first-class. Judy Limouze’s husband David Price set up his laptop so we could enjoy the DVD that Roger created with photos from the yearbook and additional memory enhancers. Set to music of the sixties, it was a delight to see and hear. After lunch we all went on a hike along the nature trail to the canopy walkway. We crossed the walkway four at a time, which is its weight limit. The walkway is constructed of wooden slats and wooden handrails and sways with every step. Depending on your point of view, it was exhilarating, exciting, or terrifying, or maybe all three. Then we climbed an incredible number of steps to reach the top of the 75 foot high tower. The view from the top was breath-taking. We could see for miles in every direction. Back on the ground an accommodating park visitor took our photo as we caught our breaths. Then it was off again, to the bird walk this time. On our way we spotted an armadillo who lost his (her?) balance and rolled over for us. We also saw sand hill cranes and wood storks. No alligators, although several classmates reported seeing alligators earlier in the morning.
We walked out on the bird walk pier and enjoyed another amazing view which included many birds and even a doe. Then it was off to Judith’s for potluck. Dinner at Judith’s lasted for hours. We just couldn’t stop talking. But, sadly, the evening came to an end and classmates departed. Sunday morning, ideas were bandied about for additional activities for the October 5 weekend. It was decided that future planning would be discussed at the May meeting in Potomac. Judith, Paul, Sue Pople, Rosemary Repeta and David Stang took another walk on Myakka’s nature trail. David and Rosemary then left to drive back north. Sue Pople stayed a few extra days to visit with her son and do some sight-seeing. The lucky attendees were our extraordinary hosts, Judith Levy and Paul Leipold, Bob Constantino, Roger and Flo Newhouse, Don Parsons and Pam Sinisi, Bill Pauge and Violet, Susan Price Pople, Judy Limouze Price and David, Rosemary Repeta and David Stang. It was an unforgettable weekend. Exceptional weather, savory food, vibrant camaraderie. The only missing ingredient was YOU!
It’s Official! October 5, 2013 at Island Hills for Reunion63
It’s official. Sayville High School Class of 1963 will hold its 50th reunion at Island Hills Golf Club,Sayville, October 5, 2013. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. and will last until 10. Island Hills is located at458 Lakeland Avenue,Sayville, one block south of Sunrise Highway. Additional plans for the reunion will be formulated at a mini-reunion January 26, 2013 inSarasota,Florida. Judith Levy Leipold is chair of the steering committee which came together back in late spring when several people responded to Judith’s email looking for classmates. Pat (Bryan) Behrendt, Cheryl (Zeller) Cameron, Dwight Denton, Roger Newhouse, Don Parsons, Sue (Price) Pople, Rosemary (Westray) Repeta and David Stang immediately joined. Roger compiled a contact letter which was sent to classmates for whom we had email addresses. He has since expanded this to a newsletter. David Stang designed and developed the Sayville63 website which is constantly updated. Many emails were exchanged leading to a meeting inSayvillewith local classmates October 12. Earlier that day, the steering committee met with Mr. Hoffer, high school principal, and visited Snapper Inn and Island Hills Golf Club, potential sites for the reunion. At the meeting with locals, Snapper Inn was selected as the venue with October 12 as the date. However, when David Stang contacted Snapper Inn to make the deposit, he was told that the rooms we wanted had been previously booked. Back to square one. More emails were exchanged. Several venues were contacted by telephone but none could top the Island Hills package. Since the golf club was not available on the original date, the new date of October 5 was chosen. Island Hills management has been very receptive to our concerns and Irene (Clark) Pracher of the steering committee signed the contract November 29. Reunion63 will feature a buffet dinner with cash bar. We will be the sole activity at Island Hills that evening. Tickets, at a yet undetermined price, go on sale in March with a discount for early buyers.