BCHS Class of 1955

50th Reunion Committee

A time to renew friendships! So far we have the following classmates coming to the reunion, and more reservations are coming!

Weekend Schedule:

Friday afternoon, 4:30 - We're arranging a brief tour of Bethlehem Jr. High to start off the weekend.

Friday evening, 7:00 - Snacks and a cash bar are provided at an informal get together at the Blanchard Post on Poplar Dr. in Elsmere. We have no planned program, just meeting, greeting, and lots of conversation.

Saturday afternoon, 1:00 and 1:30 - The Albany AquaDucks offers a 75 minute tour of the the highlights of Albany on a bus/boat that travels the streets and the river. We've reserved two of their 42 seat vehicles for our use. Previous sightseers give rave reviews. ($10 per person)
Saturday evening, 5:30 - The reception and formal banquet will be our focal point at the Normanside Country Club. Reception and social hour, 5:30; class picture, 6:30; followed by the Banquet and program. ($50 per person)

Sunday noon - A casual gathering and picnic will be at the home of Barbara and Ben Castle. They live in the heart of beautiful downtown Delmar, Adams St. Stop by for a few minutes or a few hours. The fixings for a light lunch and beverages will be provided. ($10 per person)

Further directions and maps will follow when we receive your reservation and at the reunion itself. You are all invited to send in photos and memorabilia (or bring them in!). Make sure you put your name on the back! And if you haven't sent in an updated biography for our newsletter, please e-mail that to Sally Ryan Devine at

Attending: Maggie Krantz Stull, Rose Leonardo Joyce, Dave Ingraham, Mary Williamson Wassung, Bob O'Donnell, Walt Gleason, Mary Clark Zibelli, Paul Penk, Marcia Mikol Rausch, Tom Dorato, Judy Wheeler Roginski, Ralph Vitillo, Bill Penn, Frank Winters, Joe Stroud Watson, Bob Jones, John Clary, Virginia Hehre Lauster, Mike Essex, Katie Froman Smith, Gertrude Jordan Jackson, Mary Williamson Wassung, Bob O'Donnell, Walt Gleason, Mary Clark Zibelli, Carolee Hecht Wentworth, Bob Shapiro, Bob Conahan, Mickey Applegate, Don West, Judi Miller Foster, Bill Rourke, Roger Miller, Nancy Gordon Runk, Carol Fischer Greben, Benita Flansburg Hoffman, Jiill Evans Farris, Walt Ferony, Bub Wait, Lee Ryan, Sue Klingaman, Lois Schnurr Ribley, Janet Gordon Bay, Bob Andres, George Shaw, Paul Andorn, Deborah Curtiss, Pauline Tudico Metchick, Marilyn Darrow Peterson, Ruth Stark Evans, Ed McEwan, Linda Schay Knickerbocker, Pete McMillen, Don Van Hoesen, Judy Rooney Taylor, Chris Clausen Hakewessell, Philip Mead, Joe Krackeler, Sally Ryan Devine, Barbara Mead Anthony, Janet Houghton Ingraham, Barbara Westfall Gordon, Victor Hansen, Myrna Nuttin Chapman, June McNab Alberts, Dave McNitt, Marcia Geurtze Knowlson, Marcia Barkhuff Turner, Ben Castle, Delores Milham Docous, Dottie Weber Young.

If you haven't received your invitation letter to the reunion, please e-mail Dottie Young at

Missing Classmates: We have a list of classmates we are still searching for. Can you help us? They are: Eugene Booth, Nancy Neihaus Borgman, Peter Frederick, Judy Bebout King, Jean Milton McQuade, Karl Nelson, Harold Smith, Betty Chenault Leidel, Robert Clarkson, Tom McDowell, Robert Miller, Linda Murphy deLorenzo, David Scott, Frederick Smith, Robert Smith, Nancy Stoughton.

This 50th reunion plans to be both special and meaningful as we have an opportunity once again to share a time together and memories.

Accommodations: A block of rooms have been reserved at Quality Inn on Rt. 9W, off Exit 23 of the Thruway. Phone (518) 465-8811 and mention BCHS Class of '55 for a group rate.

See you on the weekend of September 16th, 17th, and 18th!!

Your reunion committee: Marcia Barkhuff Turner, Ben Castle, Ed McEwan, Dottie Weber Young, Lois Schnurr Ripley, Marcia Guertze Knowlson, Marilyn Darrow Peterson, Sally Ryan Devince, Dave McNitt, Judi Miller Foster, and Bob Andres.


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