WELCOME to the Official Website of the
Beaver Falls High School Class of 1961
Our 60th Class Reunion will be held on Saturday, September 11, 2021
Where: New Galilee Community Center / Fire Hall
FOOD: Post Office Caterers, caterer used in 2018.
MUSIC: Mike MacDonald will be there!
COST: Expected to be $30.00 per person or less, similar to the cost for the 2018 57th year reunion
We are asking for your help. We know that mailings, emails, calling, and our beaverfalls61.com website will not reach everyone. Please share our reunion date with classmates when that opportunty is available. We also ask that if you run into a classmate while shopping or are otherwise out and about, please ask if they have heard about our 60th class reunion, and, if not, obtain his/her contact information. If you have any contact information to share, please contact Russ Greata (703-217-1056) or Terry Krivak (440-476-4256).
2021 Mini-Reunion in Florida
The 7th annual B.F.H.S. Class of 1961's Mini-Reunion was held at the Havana Country Club restaurant in The Villages, Florida, on Thursday, March 4th from 2:00 to 4 PM. Many classmates were there early and several of them stayed later, with some moving on to another restaurant/bar before calling it a day. Tables were provided at the Havana Country Club in the covered outdoor patio and everyone ordered from the restaurant menu. It was a beautiful day and being outside helped ensure that it was a safe event.
Classmates and guests who attended were: Dominic (Sonny) Borello with guest Gerri Moore, Gary Campbell, Terry Dicianna, Patti Dicianna, Harold Evans, Maureen Piccinini Golmont, Russ Greata, Joanne Greata, Terry Krivak, Pam Krivak, Mike MacDonald, Carol Stewart Mitchell, Moni and Jim Stewart (class of 1960, Jim is Carol's brother), Joline Mittica Mannion, Ruth Partington, Pam North (friend of Ruth), Doralee Pauletich with John Less, Gary Smith and Barb Willis Smith, Alice Jean Luciania Stewart with Tony Cabral, and Keener White.
Pam Krivak, with help from Patti Dicianna took the pictures. To view the mini reunion pictures, click on the tab at the top of the page marked Pictures from the Mini Reunions.
NOTE: If anyone has any pictures from this year's mini reunion, you would like to share, please email them to either Terry Krivak or Russ Greata.
It was quite an enjoyable event -- lots of laughter, without fear as we have all had our shots. We were pleased that so many of our congenial classmates were able to attend.
Russ Greata - Email - firstname.lastname@example.org Phone 1-703-217-1056
Terry Krivak - Email - email@example.com Phone 1-440-476-4256
Terry Dicianna - Email- firstname.lastname@example.org Phone 1-210-219-5770
REPORT ON 2018 57th REUNION
The Beaver Falls Class of 1961’s 57th Anniversary Reunion and 75th Birthday Celebration was held at the New Galilee Fire Hall, New Galilee, Pa. on Saturday, September 8th. Over 100 classmates and guests enjoyed seeing and catching up with each other. While it rained lightly on and off during the day, the environment inside the fire hall was filled with warmth and good spirits. The reunion was built on the foundation that was put in place by Dick Partington, our class president who was with us in spirit.
The reunion program along with the pictures that were taken at the reunion are posted here on the class website under 57th Reunion Pictures and Program. You will find this selection at the top of the page on the right side of the menu bar (the 4th of the 5 tabs).
The Reunion Planning Committee consisting of Terry Dicianna, Russ Greata, Harry James, Terry Krivak, and Connie Ramsey Menand thank you for your support.
The committee is working to locate and post the obituaries and other pertinent information for all of our deceased classmates. If you have an obituary or information on a deceased classmate that we do not have, please let us know and we will post it.
Profiles of our deceased classmates can be accessed on the website by clicking on the In-Memory tab at the top of the page.
Our class website provides us with the opportunity to communicate with each other in a private manner and communications can be sent and received in an easy and effective format.
if you have not signed up to join the website, you are invited to take this step so you can stay connected with other classmates. If you are a member, please consider encouraging classmates you communicate with who are not members, to join by going to http://www.beaverfalls61.com and click on the tab labeled “First Time Visitors” and follow the instructions that are outlined there.
The planning committee looks forward to continuing to work with you. If you have any concerns, questions, or information to share, please contact one of the website administrators.
Thank you for your help and support.
With great sadness for the loss of and great appreciation for having known Mr. Bruno Campese, we share with you his obituary.
1926 - 2021
Beaver Falls - Bruno A. Campese, age 94, former Big Beaver Falls Area School Teacher, Beaver Falls High School and Beaver Falls Junior High School Football Coach, Councilman, Mayor of the City of Beaver Falls, and WWII Army veteran, passed away on Monday, March 29, 2021.
Bruno was born on May 17, 1926 to the late Angelo R. and Nicolina (Galucci) Campese. He was one of seven children. He graduated from Beaver Falls High School in 1944 and went into the Army Infantry with the Fighting 69th Infantry, attached to the 3rd Army under General George Patton. Bruno fought in the "Battle of the Bulge" as well as other major battles of WWII.
Upon his discharge, he enrolled at Geneva College, graduating in 1949. Just prior to graduation, he married "the most beautiful lady he had ever seen", Jean Stanko. Jean passed away on December 23, 2012, after 64 years of marriage. In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by four sisters, Frances, Josephine, Ida, and Susie; and a brother, Conrad.
Jean and Bruno were the proud parents of James (Cathy), Jeffrey (Mary Frances), and Jeanne Marie "Gigi"; grandparents of Jimmy, Michael, Dominic, Jeffrey, Gino and Gina; and great-grandfather of Gianella Glenn. Also surviving is his brother, Sam, and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
Friends will be received on Monday from 2-4PM and 6-8PM at the GABAUER-LUTTON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 117 Blackhawk Road, Chippewa Twp., www.gabauerfamilyfuneralhomes.com. Prayers will be offered at 10:20AM at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, 521 7th Ave, New Brighton, at 11AM with Fr. Tom Kredel as celebrant.
Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Freedom.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bruno's name to McGuire Memorial, 2119 Mercer Road, New Brighton, PA 15066.