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WELCOME to the Official Website

of  the

Beaver Falls High School Class of 1961

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QUESTIONS  OR  HELP:

TERRY  KRIVAK,   terrykrivak@aol.com,    440-476-4256

RUSS  GREATA,   rugreata@aol.com,    703-217-1056

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2024 FLORIDA MINI-REUNION {10th  ANNUAL} 

            Tuesday,  MARCH 19,  2024

LOCATION:   AGAIN (7th straight year),  HAVANA CLUB [2484 Odell Cir] in The Villages, FL 32162

[ SW corner of  Morse Blvd  and  Odell Circle;  about a half mile N on Morse Blvd from CR 466A { CR  County Rd;   SR = State Rd (Florida) }.

ARRIVE AROUND 12:30pm,  EAT AT 1:30 pm. As usual,

no fee for attending;  everyone orders off the menu.

ENDS ?   [SOME TO EAT AND ENTERTAINMENT

in The Villages;  SOME GO HOME ~ 4:30-5 pm]

Want to register to attend?   

FOR NOW,   CALL,  EMAIL,  OR TEXT  

 Russ   at   703-217-1056 /  rugreata@aol.com   

 

 

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  WHO IS SIGNED UP SO FAR FOR  OUR  MINI-REUNION ?       

25 as of end of day, Jan 27, 2024

Terry and Patti Dicianna

Russ and Joanne Greata

Terry and Pam Krivak  AND THEIR FRIENDS  JOAN AND OWEN DAVIDSON

          [ UPPER-CASED LETTERING OFFERED AS A SPECIAL 

            WELCOME TO NON-BFHS61 GRADS but not to spouses/sign if others ]

{By the way, I used the New Brighton colors for this mini-reunion annoucncement. 

I thought I would offer a public service announcement, figuring that many of you are like I am,

having trouble recalling the words and tune of our bfhs alma mater, such as

"Although Brighton always favors the Crimson and the Gold".   I just wish I could remember

the first line; then I would surely remember the other lines.      Russ  }

PS:  An Alternative Justification:   Something new; something not the ordinary, bland

straightforward presentation of facts; something to stir emotions, memories, and pride!----but I digress.

[ LIST  OF  SIGNED UP  ATTENDEES   continued ]

Gary Campbell and Joline Mittica Mannion

BARRY AND LORRAINE CAMPBELL (Barry, BFHS64 or thereabouts, is Gary's cousin)

Carol Stewart Mitchell

Maureen Piccinini Golmont

Doralee Pauletich and John Less

Sonny and Gerri Borello

Keener White

Anita Isaacson Shalit

Alice Jean Luciania  and  Tony Cabral

Ray Householder

Connie Ramsey Menand and hubby Walt

 

NOTE:  As I understand it, the first time Barry and Lorraine Campbell attended our mini-

             reunion, they were lured by the prospect of a major funtime party.  Now they may

             be coming out of concern that we need a chaperone. 

              (No informant for this;  Russ's speculation only.)

 

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END  OF  2024  FLORIDA  MINI-REUNION  ANNOUNCEMENT

 

 

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FROM  LAST  YEAR  (2023)

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       2023 FLORIDA MINI-REUNION {9TH  ANNUAL}  Tuesday,  APRIL 4,  2023

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PICTURES:   SEE TOP LEFT LINK ON HOME PAGE LABELED 2023 FLORIDA REUNION PICS

20  ATTENDEES  AT  OUR  MINI-REUNION         SAME LOCATION;  SAME GOOD TIME AS IN 2022

Terry and Patti Dicianna

Russ and Joanne Greata

Terry and Pam Krivak  AND THEIR FRIENDS  JOAN AND OWEN DAVIDSON

Carol Stewart Mitchell

Maureen Piccinini Golmont

Joline Mittica Mannion

Gary Campbell

Barry  and  Lorraine  Campbell  (GARY'S COUSIN, BARRY, AND HIS WIFE, LORRAINE)

Sonny  and  Gerri  Borello

Doralee Pauletich  and  John Less

Connie Ramsey Menand and Walt Menand

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8TH  ANNUAL  FLORIDA  MINI-REUNION

The BFHS Class of 1961 held its 8th annual Mini-Class reunion and luncheon on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, at the Havana Country Club Restaurant in The Villages, Florida. Members of the class and their guests gathered at 1:30 pm for appetizers and conversation. Lunch was served at 2:00 pm.  Tables in the restaurant's outdoor covered patio were used for the luncheon which made it easier to enjoy the warm and sunny weather.

The 2022 Mini-Reunion pictures have been posted on the Home page. They can be accessed by clicking on the menu item on the top left-hand side of the Home page. Pictures from last year's mini-reunion are also posted on the Home page. They can be viewed by selecting Pics from 4 Mini- Reunions which is located in the horizontal menu in black on the right-hand side of the Home page. 

There was no cover charge or fee for the Mini-Reunion and attendees made their meal choices from the Havana Country Club Restaurant menu. Attendees included classmates who live in Florida (24), classmates who were vacationing in Florida, and classmates who drove to Florida to attend this event.  To see a list of classmates who live in Florida or in any state, click on that state in the WHERE WE LIVE section, on the right-hand side of the Home page.

Below are the names of classmates and guests who attended the 2022 Mini-Reunion :

Sonny Borello

Gerri Moore Borello

Gary Campbell

Barry Campbell

Lorraine Campbell

Tom Colaberardino

Terry Dicianna

Patti Dicianna

Harold Evans

Russell Greata

Joanne Greata

Ray Householder

Anita Isaacson (Shalit)

Terry Krivak

Pam Krivak 

Alice Jean Luciania

Tony Cabral

Michael MacDonald

Joline Mittica (Mannion)

Doralee Pauletich

John Less

Ruth Partington

Kay Hrivnak

Maureen Piccinini (Golmont)

Carol Stewart (Mitchell)

Kaye Webb (Elder)

Jim Elder

Tom Wier

Keener White

Classmates enjoyed spending time together.

END  RE  2022  FLORIDA  MINI-REUNION  INFO

 

Beaver Falls High School Class of 1961's

60th Reunion a Success

September 23, 2021

Following the cancellation of the Beaver Falls High School Class of 1961's Reunion (a truly special class), initially scheduled at the New Galilee Fire Hall on September 11, 2021, several classmates expressed an interest in using a different venue and selecting a new date to reschedule this special event. That interest resulted in Sonny and Gerri Borello taking on the responsibility of helping schedule and organize the Class of 1961's 60th Reunion at a restaurant in the Beaver Falls area that was willing and capable of hosting this event.

On Thursday, September 23, 2021, the Beaver Falls High School Class of 1961's 60th reunion was held at the Grand Valley Inn in Fallston, Pa. It was a beautiful fall day as members of the class gathered to reconnect, spend time together, and catch up on life's events. It was an enjoyable day and a great opportunity to meet and talk with good friends.

We would like to thank everyone who attended the 60th class reunion. Your support is very much appreciated. We would especially like to thank Gerri and Sonny Borello who stepped forward to help schedule and make the arrangements for the 60th class reunion at the Grand Valley Inn. Their efforts included communicating with classmates, making arrangements with the restaurant, and getting everything ready at the restaurant to welcome everyone. A special thank you goes to Gerri Borello for putting together the decorations and setting up the restaurant to create a welcoming atmosphere.

A big thank you also goes to Mike MacDonald for providing the music from our era at this event which helped bring back memories of our high school years. Mike's efforts are even more noteworthy when you consider that he packs up his trailer of equipment and drives from Avon, Indiana to the reunion site where he unpacks his trailer and sets up all of this equipment. Thank you, Mike, you are the man!

Please know that a photo gallery of pictures from the 60th class reunion has been set up and can be viewed by clicking on the last menu item on the left side of the Home page. An individual picture on a page can be accessed by clicking on it.  This action opens and enlarges the picture on the screen so the picture, and its caption, can be viewed.

When an individual picture is opened, the remaining reunion pictures will automatically advance on the screen, one picture at a time, until all pictures have been displayed.

If anyone has pictures from the reunion they would like to share, please forward them to our attention.

 

Thanks to Sonny and Gerri Borello

    

Thanks to Mike MacDonald        

                           

 

 

60th  Reunion at Grand Valley Inn

Thursday,  September 23, 2021,  noon - 5 pm

 

There are 61 people who have signed up for the 60th Reunion, 41 classmates, and 20 guests.

Our class website [ beaverfalls61.com ] has a link at the bottom of the left side menu options on the Home Page to register for this 60th Reunion. 

If you are able, please use the website link to register.

If you cannot use the website link,  please call Sonny Borello at 412-670-4589  or email him at krb425@comcast.net, or call Gerri Moore Borello at 330-853-7254 or email her at gerrimoore827@yahoo.com.  

Please provide your name, phone number, and email address. Your registration information can then be entered into the system.

Registered Classmates                Registered Guests

  • Sonny Borello                                  Gerri Borello
  • Gary Campbell
  • Joline Mittica Mannion
  • Doralee Pauletich                             John Less
  • Pauline Young Morgan                    Tom Morgan
  • Russell Greata                                  Joanne Greata
  • Martha Dean Hoegle 
  • Terry Krivak                                       Pam Krivak                                                          
  • Keener White
  • Henry Podbielski                               Barbara Podbielski
  • Patricia McFarlin Pisor   
  • Mary Summers Depner      
  • Constance Ramsey Menand            Walt Menand 
  • Jim Stalnecker                                   Karen Stalnecker
  • Delores Chiodo Miller                       Donnie Miller
  • Bob Beatty
  • Lillian Chookie Fritzley
  • Henry Hofelt                                      Jane Hofelt
  • Barbara Lusk Knopp                         Fred Knopp
  • Dave Carter                                        Nancy Carter
  • Patty Braid Metheney                       Gregg Metheney
  • Mike MacDonald
  • John Lehi                                          Cathy Lehi
  • Jim Topper
  • Harold Evans
  • Jack McCready                               
  • Bonnie Moore Willson                      David Willson
  • Janet Belkowski MacCrindle
  • Rodger Del Iben                                Betty Iben
  • Judith Ann Sloboda Smith
  • Bonnie Reed (Reed)
  • Connie Wardman
  • Jason Landsbach                            Janice Landsbach 
  • Debbie Lloyd Boyer                         Frank Boyer
  • Louise Zingaro Hoover
  • Esther Kalish (Cox)
  • Shirley Hutton Barcus
  • Darlene Cribbs Esoldo
  • Robert Peters                                  Connie Peters
  • Marsha Burns Benetti
  • Carole McCaughtry Comley
  •                                                           Sandy Creighton Murphy

                             

                                    { End of September 8 Update }

 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

 

 

With great sadness for the loss of and great appreciation for having known Mr. Bruno Campese, we share with you his obituary.

Bruno Campese

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.


 

ADMINISTRATIVE DONATION


Administrative donations are used to cover the costs of maintaining contact with classmates, such as website, postal, and telephone expenses. Also used for venue/caterer deposits.

PROFILE UPDATES


•   Debra LLoyd (Boyer)  1/19
•   Gary Moore  11/19
•   Richard Allen  7/29
•   Keener White  7/3
•   Russell Greata  6/25
•   Nancy Mannerino (Cornecki)  6/16
•   Janet Burrows (Virginski)  6/6
•   Mary Summers (Depner)  6/6
•   Sandra Sims (Peyton)  5/2
•   John Slater  4/29
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WHERE ARE THEY NOW


WHERE WE LIVE


Who lives where - click links below to find out.

1 lives in Alabama
6 live in Arizona
10 live in California
2 live in Colorado
1 lives in Delaware
22 live in Florida
7 live in Georgia
4 live in Illinois
2 live in Indiana
1 lives in Kentucky
2 live in Louisiana
2 live in Maine
4 live in Maryland
1 lives in Massachusetts
2 live in Michigan
1 lives in Minnesota
3 live in Missouri
1 lives in Montana
2 live in Nevada
3 live in New Jersey
3 live in New York
2 live in North Carolina
28 live in Ohio
2 live in Oklahoma
1 lives in Oregon
135 live in Pennsylvania
1 lives in Puerto Rico
1 lives in Rhode Island
5 live in South Carolina
3 live in Tennessee
3 live in Texas
1 lives in Utah
7 live in Virginia
2 live in Washington
1 lives in West Virginia
1 lives in Wyoming
1 lives in Ontario
92 location unknown
171 are deceased