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John Buck

Barbara Lerner Luker

Dick Dower

Joe Hoffman

Harold Kipp

Carl (Buddy) Naegele

8.11.05

Joe Donaruma

Mar. 25, 1939-

May 7, 2010

Thanks, Joe, for so many Sunday dinners at your house & for teaching me how to drive a stick shift!-Pat

Roy Crosby

5.17.10

Many more happy flights, dear friend. Roy died peacefully in his sleep at home in Waller, TX. He was a pilot and a partner in an aircraft repair operation with a retired Delta Airlines Captain. In addition to his brothers Ray & Bruce and sister Bernice, he is survived by a daughter Kelley Marie Crosby-McNeely, a grandson, Conner Dale, and a granddaughter, Morgan Elizabeth.

To Roy-was it a FACT or a REASON??? XOXOX

Roy, we loved you. Still do!

 

Pat Orrico Conroy

February, 25, 2011

 

Cherished in Our Hearts YTTF.

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, Forever.

Muggs was a friend to so many, and my confidante for years until he left us. We loved you, you good, talented and crazy man!

Marian Friedman Conselina- 2011

Muggsie

Albert Dale McBride

"Coach" Anthony Cotoia"

(June 19, 2007)

Ronnie Yurinko, a friend from the junior class.

SOUTH PLAINFIELD -- Ronald Yurinko, 67, died suddenly Tuesday in South Plainfield. Born in Plainfield, Ron was a lifelong resident of South Plainfield. In 1958, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served until 1962. His specialty was a sentry dog handler.

BELOVED TEACHERS
AND MENTORS

WHO ARE NO LONGER

WITH US

 

Mr. Carbonetti

Funny, fun and an exceptional teacher

 

Mr. Frank Jost

Phys. Ed.

 

Miss Doris Cerwin

 

Mr. George Fallis

 

Ms. Hazel Trembly

 

Ms. Helen Sinclair

Our "Emma"

Journalism Teacher

 

Coach Anthony Cotoia

as of Nov. 26, 200

 

John Joseph Buczek, Jr., age 73, of Gatlinburg, died peacefully in his sleep at the family home on April 15, 2012. He was a drummer for many years of his life and an avid softball player. He loved watching baseball and football. He also loved the Great Smoky Mountains.

Survivors: wife of 48 years, Patricia Buczek; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia Buczek Sanchez and husband, Richard; son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Joy Buczek; brother, William (Bill) Buczek; two nieces, and 8 loving grandchildren, who were the light of his life.

 

Marilyn and Bob (Skip) Colburn
at our 50th Reunion.

After 46 years of marriage, Skip lost his beloved Marilyn on Sept. 2, 2012.

Dear Skip, we grieve with you.

 

Dan & Mary at SPHS 50th

Dan Blount

1939 - Jan.11, 2018

Dan was in the marines from '58-'62, and will rest in Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Dublin, VA. He was first diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2005. He underwent extensive chemo & radiation treatments, but in June of 2017, the cancer had metastasized into his bones and throughout his entire body.  A wonderful Hospice nurse named Patty was instrumental in much of his later care. He fought hard, and throughout, kept his sense of humor!! He was still loving and strong when he slipped away peacefully at 11:45 am on January 11, 2018, with his children nearby, and his beloved Mary holding his hand. Dan was an amazing father and grandfather. He had 4 children, (3 sons and 1 daughter), 4 stepchildren, (3 daughters and 1 son), and many grandchildren. He was 78 years young.

Jack Gingrich, Ginny Apgar's husband passed away Feb 3, 2018.

On December 22, 2019, after an extended illness and a valiant fight, Danny Calik, our old friend and classmate, succumbed to cancer at his home in Florida, with his wife Fran by his side.

He had been ill on and off since May of last year with many setbacks, but Fran said Dan kept his good attitude until the end, and was ready.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, as well as a treasured friend to us all.

Fran & Dan enjoying a Florida beach day.

Jimmy Smith 22. 28.20

I was informed that our classmate Jimmy Smith passed away last August. So far, i have no other details. RIP, Jimmy!

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Connie Caesar Walkowitz

Class of '58

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Bill Luker

Deceased April 22, 2020

No other information.

RIP Bill.

 

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Mr. Harry Lobby,

Biology

May 11, 2010 83 yrs.

Mr. Harold Wyckoff

History, Football Coach

April 14, 2020 - 94 yrs.

Harold B. “Weazer” Wyckoff served as an Aviation Machinist in the Naval Air Force during WWII and flew missions over the South Pacific. Graduating from Tusculum University in Tennessee with a degree in Education and a Master’s degree from Rutgers University, he started his teaching career in the South Plainfield School System. He taught History at SPHS from 1955-1985, coached Football from 1955-1965, served as Athletic Director, Assistant Wrestling Coach and Golf Coach from 1963-1982. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Pauline (nee Castro); his children, Vickie,  Hal and Christopher, as well as grand children and great-grand children.

(March 2020) (Class of '58

Connie Caesar Walkowitz

Ft. Lauderdale, FL loved by so many of our class of '57.

RIP dear friend and be sure to watch over all of us!

Lester J. Kaar, 81, of Neshanic Station, NJ, passed away peacefully on Sept. 26, 2019 in Somerville, NJ. Born in Elizabeth, NJ, he resided in Neshanic Station for the last 30 years of his life.

Lester was a proud member of the US Air Force and was honorably discharged after 4 years of service. He was employed by General Motors, Linden, NJ, & retired after 30 years  in 1993 He was a member of the GM Linden Retirees Club. He later met Roberta,  the love of his life.

Lester was an avid golfer, Giants, and Yankee Fan, was a huge Frank Sinatra fan and he met and played blackjack with him and Sammy Davis Jr. in Las Vegas. He loved Blackjack Roulette, and Poker and was lucky at all. He will be missed tremendously by all who knew and loved him.

Connie Schiavi Matejek

Left for Heaven 10.10.22

Connie Schiavi Matejek our beautiful, happy, funny and so-loved classmate, lost her battle with lung cancer on October 10, 2022.

 

Connie and her daughter Deanna, had been living together for a few years having fun sharing their home in Titusville, FL. When Connie was diagnosed, Dee was the angel who nursed Connie through the hard times, but made sure she shared lots of good times with her too.

 

We all prayed for a miracle. But the miracle did not come in time to keep her with us. Our loss, but Heaven's gain! I'm sure Heaven will be a LOT brighter with Connie there!

Bill Colucci

September 7, 2022

 

Bill passed away on September 7, 2022.

Below is part of the obit that was sent me:

 

William Colucci, age 84 of Rumson, died on September 7, 2022 at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank.

 

He was born to William and Julia Colucci in South Plainfield, NJ. Bill worked as a Teacher for Middlesex County Vocational Schools for many years. After his retirement from teaching he joined a friend in the construction industry. He will always be remembered as an avid hunter and fisherman.

 

Bill is survived by Brother, Charles Colucci and his wife Mary; nephews William and his wife Sophia, and John Colucci; great nieces Arianna and Caraline and numerous cousins and friends.

George Raymond Maggs

October 4, 1927 – February 2, 2023

Claire's (Hodge) beloved husband

of (almost)  on 64 years, passed away on 2.2.23.

George Raymond Maggs

Oct 4, 1927–Feb 2, 2023

 

John Bainbridge Hallam of Vero Beach, Florida died on February 20, 2023,at age 94. He leaves his wife of 34 years, Barbara Perez Hallam, son John Gregory Hallam, (Tammy) and daughters Travis Hallam Blanton, (Robin), Stacey Perez Stewart, and Stephanie Perez Reeder, and 12 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren.

 

John married Barbara Weiss Perez in 1989. After living in the Keys for 8 years they retired to Vero Beach in 1998 and became active members of Trinity Episcopal Church. John sang in the choir and ushered. In retirement he volunteered at the Humane Society, Smithsonian Aquarium, The Source, and as a Bell Ringer for the Salvation Army.

Dominic Tufaro

1939 – 6.29.23

With heavy hearts, we announce the death of Dominic Tufaro (North Plainfield, New Jersey), who passed away on June 29, 2023. Family and friends are welcome to leave their condolences on his memorial page link below and share them with the family.

 

https://www.echovita.com/us/obituaries/nj/north-plainfield/dominic-tufaro-16601854

IN CELEBRATION

OF THE LIVES OF OLD FRIENDS

WHO ARE NO LONGER WITH US.

 

May they rest in sweet peace,

and may our list remain short.

 

Barbara Lerner Luker

 

Bill Luker

 

Harold Kipp

 

Dick Dower

 

Joe Hoffman

 

John Buck

 

Carl (Buddy) Naegele

 

Nancy Santy Senia

(class of '58)

 

Ronnie Yurinko

(class of '58)

 

David Apgar

 

Pat Orrico Conroy

 

Roy Crosby

 

Joe Donaruma

 

Marian Friedman Conselina

 

Albert Dale McBride (Muggs)

 

John Buczek

 

Doug Austin

 

Dan Blount

 

Dan Calik

 

Lester Karr

 

Marilyn Colburn (Skip's wife)

 

Connie Schiavi Matejek

 

Jimmy Smith

 

Bill Colucci

 

Connie Caesar Walkowitz

(Class of '58)

 

Jack Gingrich

(Ginny Apgar's Husband)

 

DominickTufaro

 

George Maggs

(Claire's Husband0

 

Dominick Tufaro

 

Allen Tandyrak

George was born in Elizabeth, NJ, son of father & grandparents from Cardiff, Wales, making him a first-generation US citizen. He served in the Army's 176th engineering regiment in Germany. After returning home, he worked for Bell Labs as a precision instrument tool maker in several locations across the east coast. His most proud accomplishment was jaking the prototype of the first artificial larynx. He was a dedicated husband and family man, with perfectionist talents too numerous to list here.

RIP dear friend. xoxo

 

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