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"59 year reunion for the class of 1959"
November 16-18, 2018
Kenny is arranging that weekend for a 59 year reunion
Details will follow.

Just sent out new classmate list dated April 10, 2018
A few were sent back

Does any one have an address for
TJ LaRusso
Jackie V
Ann H

or any of the others where there is no email.
thanks for your help so we can get information to them.

April 6, 2018

Gia S sent me this link.  We girls all remember Ms. Pons

February 28, 2018
Sad news:
Jean Garde died February 18, 2018

February 8, 2018

Sad news: Joan Longarzo died January 30, 2018
Please keep her and her family in your prayers

January 19, 2018
Happy New Year to everyone !!!!
As you stay warm and comfy - you can now see page 1 of the June 1959 Lighthouse - compliments of Anthony A.
Many thanks!
I am working on getting the rest of the Lighthouse up shortly.


Anthony A. shared photos and the Program of our Senior Play
 You Can't Take it with you!

Lighthouse June 1959
There is a thumbnail of page 1 - double click it to make it larger

Memories of Ronnie from our 1959 Classmates

You can read a very touching tribute to Ronnie from his wife, Connie.
Tribute to Ronnie

Tribute from Anthony Battista- November 2017



Very sad... I remember how he dealt with his injury so many years ago... Always thought he was a very special person back then and after reading his obit, he was special - Ray Pironti

I just wanted to say that I remember being on the field the day Ronniewas hurt and visiting him at Englewood Hospital. So very, very sad to hear of his passing. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family.
So many memories.....Frankie Genovese

Catherine  Strohler- Schifano

 Sad news! I remember the day Ron got hurt in a football game, making a tackle.
Long time ago.  Jim Farrell

Such a special person - Elaine Mauro Denoon

It just seems like yesterday a bunch of us would go to Ronnie's house after the accident to spend time with him.  Then and the last time I saw him at the reunion, he always had a smile on his face and was so upbeat.  He shall truly be missed.  He was a great person.
 Pat Mowery Single

So so sad 😭 went all through grammar school with Ronnie

TO OUR CLASSMATES and the Cannella family,

              I was saddened to hear, as I am sure all of you were, to learn of Ronald Cannella’s passing.   He was an inspiration to us all.  You should know that many years ago he was honored by Fairleigh Dickinson University for his lifetime achievements when he was inducted into the University’s Pinnacle Society - the highest honor the University can bestow upon any graduate.  Only 130 or so graduates have been similarly honored out of the over 140,000 graduates from the University since it was established in 1942.  

              Ron created and experienced with his wife Connie a wonderfully full life despite his disability.  As a psychologist he gave succor, aid and counseling to many, like he, who were afflicted by devastating injuries.  He is a shining example of how one can overcome adversary with dedication, a hopeful spirit and the grace of God.

              I wish to extend our sincere condolences on behalf of the class of “59” to his wife Connie, his immediate family and his many friends as they mourn his passing.

              May he rest in peace.


Anthony Ambrosio

August 31, 2017
Sad news
Our dear friend Ronnie Cannella is with God.  He passed Thursday.
Here is the visitation and church service information.
Our prayers are with Connie and all his family.

August 23. 2-17
Una has shared a photo of Jefferson School classmates.
Can you help identify them?
Una is the one in the middle - holding the sign.
Hope everyone is well.

May 24, 2017

From Gloria A and Harold N they found an interesting article about a new Junior High School in Lyndhurst

January 9, 2017
We have another angel in heaven

Anthony  Carrino
Anthony Carrino, 75, of Township Of Washington, New Jersey, passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2016. Husband of Ruth Carrino (nee Cattania). Loving father of James Carrino, Anthony & his wife Jennifer Carrino, and Vincent Carrino. Dear brother of Kathleen Carrino. Cherished grandfather of Anthony & Nicholas. Mr. Carrino was a Detective Sergeant for the State Police and an Army veteran in the National Guard. He was a member of the AmVets in Lyndhurst and Knights of Columbus in Township of Washington. Funeral Friday at 9 AM from the Ippolito-Stellato Funeral Home, 425 Ridge Road, Lyndhurst. Funeral Mass 10 AM Sacred Heart R.C. Church. Entombment Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum. Friends will be received Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 PM. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105. 

March 30, 2016
Sad note.  A member of our class Arlene R died February 19, 2016. 

Arlene J. Scardelli-

Scardelli, Arlene J. (nee Russo), 75, of North Arlington, died on Friday, February 19, 2016. Mrs. Scardelli was born in Hackensack, lived most of her life in Lyndhurst and has been a resident of North Arlington since 2014. She was a Waitress for the Arena Diner of Hackensack for over 10 years, retiring in 1999. Arlene was predeceased by her beloved husband, David N. Scardelli, Sr. and by her children, Harry Scardelli and Darlene Marks. She is survive by her loving children, Deborah Lypowy & her husband, Walter, David N. Scardelli Jr. and his wife, Donna and Andrea Malczewski and her husband, Dave, by her dear grandchildren, Jacqueline, Matthew, Jennifer, Rachel, Eric, Michelle, Sean, Christopher, Kimberly, Victoria and Nicholas, by her and great grandson, RJ. Also survived by her brother, Charles Russo and "sister" Carol Russo. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Memorial Service held in Nazare Memorial Home, Inc., 403 Ridge Road, Lyndhurst on Sunday, February 21, 2016 Visiting hours Sunday 4-6PM. Cremation Private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Arlene's memory to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142

March 17, 2016

From Pete C about John M.

I'm sad to inform our classmates that John M passed away at the Dover Hospice Weds evening March 16.

Gloria and her daughters kept a vigil. John suffered from Leukemia complications and fought to the end.

We all have lost a good man, God rest his soul.

His funeral mass was Saturday March 19.

February 3, 2016
There is sad news.  We have another star in heaven
Edward Brehm passed away last week.
Please add his family to your prayers.
There is no info on arrangements right now.

January 12, 2016
January 1 was Gloria's birthday.
(I will let her tell you what year!!!)
A celebration was held at Buco's (her favorite restaurant)
Gloria's Birthday Celebration

January 1, 2016
Our wish is for a happy healthy new year to everyone and their families.

Some classmates have asked for some new news.
Please send me any news and photos - to keep us all private - I have not put in last names - only initials.

I am going to make you all smile.
I never had a bucket list - and really didn't want one!!

Pat's Bucket List

PS I have a few things to scan and post.  Stay tuned

Marianne F C sent me some photos - they are up on the 55th Class Reunion Page. 

I have some things from Anthony A.  Will get them up asap-
Lighthouse Issue - some photos.  Thanks Anthony.

Message from Pete C.


Hello friends and classmates.

 I am pleased and happy to share I've been home since 2/6/15, taking home therapy to complete my recovery! I am relatively pain free, only aches or some muscle burning.

 I no longer feel disabled, and able to walk further now than I could 2 months ago.

I thank God for watching over me during these times. 

Best Regards,

Pete C

February 12, 2015
Update on Pete C knee surgery from Paul Z.

"Just got off the phone with Pete. He sounds great. He had knee replacement surgery on his good and only  knee on January 23 at Morristown Hospital. After the surgery he was in rehab at Kessler Institute and is now at Home under the care of his loving wife Nancy. I'm sure he'd love to hear from classmates either through phone calls or cards or e-mails. I asked him if we could put something on the website about him and he said sure. Tell everybody I'm back and ready to go."



February 9, 2015
Added some new photos to the Reunion Page - Friday night for Classmates and a Saturday afternoon tour. 

Beverly B also has some very old LHS yearbooks and sent this photo of a rifle club LHS used to have.  LHS Rifle Club

January 29, 2015

What do you know - some folks can see the movie and some can't.  Haven't figured it out - if you can see the movie - send me an email and let me know what kind of computer you are using and what browser you are using - Internet Explorer or Chrome or something else.

We have tried this out in a couple of different computers
Best result Internet Explorer - may ask to plug in Window Media Player.
This is the only size right now - will not expand to full screen.

There are some photos posted on the LHS 55th Class Reunion November 2014 page.  They do not expand.

The link to the movie is also there.
It is a pretty big file - give it about 30 sec to load.

Stay tuned - more are coming as I reformat them for the web site.

Hope you are keeping warm.  Stay well and happy.

November 25, 2014

I want to thank all of my classmates who participated in our  wonderful three day reunion.  it was heart warming  and at times magical.

To all our dear classmates who didn't attend;  you were missed and your presence would have only served to further enhance the festivities.


With my love and respect to all of you.

Kenny Pizzo


 Significant others went to The Back Door Garage - with Debbie.  What beautiful cars!!!  They enjoyed appetizers, wine and beer and a good time.


Photos coming - stay tuned


November 4, 2014br>Really sad news - please pray for the Troncone family

-Robert M. Troncone-

Troncone, Robert M., 74, Died on Monday, November 3, 2014 at his home. Mr. Troncone was a life long resident of Lyndhurst. He graduated Lyndhurst High School in 1959 and was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame for his Football Career. He retired from Yellow Freight Trucking, Local 641 & 194 of Carlstadt in 2002. He was a member of the Columbus Club & Amvets Post #20, both of Lyndhurst. Robert is survived by his beloved wife of 43 years, Camille (nee Milano) Troncone, by his loving children, Joseph Troncone & his wife, Jeannette, Christine Farrell & her husband, Michael, by his dear grandchildren, Jadyn & Joseph Troncone, Jr., Brianna & Shayna Farrell, by his sisters and brothers, Angelina Maher, Josephine Chieco, Samuel, Vincent and John Troncone.

 Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral from the Nazare Memorial Home, Inc., 403 Ridge Road, Lyndhurst  on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 9AM then to Sacred Heart Church, Lyndhurst where at 10AM a Funeral Mass will be offered. Interment Hillside Cemetery, Lyndhurst. Visiting hours Wednesday 4-8PM.

Octobr 16, 2014
It's almost here!  Please come!! Make your reservations.
Question?  Dress for the weekend?  Resort Casual
Hope to see you all there.

July 25, 2014


Time to make your reservations for our 55th LHS school reunion

Kenny invites you to be his guest

Friday evening November 21

Saturday evening November 22

Sunday Brunch November 23.

The Breakers Hotel  Spring Lake NJ

To reserve a room and/or dinner and brunch reservations call Mary at Kenny’s office 908-526-2230


May 9, 2014
Sad news

Theresa LaPlaca Willard and Peter Isoldi have died.

Theresa Willard(nee LaPlaca), 72, of Woodland Park, New Jersey, passed away on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Donald Willard. Dear sister of Phyllis Baker and Philip & his wife Margaret LaPlaca. Loving aunt of Anthony DelBuono. Funeral service Saturday 10 AM at the Ippolito-Stellato Funeral Home, 425 Ridge Road, Lyndhurst. Entombment George Washington Memorial Park. Friends will be received Friday 2-8 PM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to HackensackUMC Mountainside, 1 Bay Avenue, Montclair NJ 07042 - See more at:

Isoldi, Peter J., 74, of Lyndhurst, died on Thursday, May 8, 2014. Mr. Isoldi was a life long resident of Lyndhurst. Peter became a Lyndhurst Police Officer in 1970 and retired in 2000 as a Lieutenant. He was a member of the Columbus Club, AmVets Post #20 and the Italian American Club, all of Lyndhurst and the Moose Lodge of Ortley Beach. He also was an avid Giants fan. Peter is survived by his loving wife, Anne R. (nee Jaquinto) Isoldi, his loving children, Dawn Isoldi, Michael Sconza & his wife, Gina, Aleece Isoldi, by his grandchildren, Jake and Morgan Sconza, and by his sister, Mildred Lateano. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral from Nazare Memorial Home, Inc., 403 Ridge Road, Lyndhurst on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 9 AM then to Sacred Heart Church, Lyndhurst where at 10 AM a Funeral Mass will be offered. Interment Hillside Cemetery, Lyndhurst. Visiting hours Monday 5-9 PM.

November 20, 2013
Received note from Joe L - - -

Unfortunately, I have news of the death of another one of our classmates, my dear friend, John Denecke.  John was the 1st trumpet in our H.S. Band, and he played along with Tony Cirone and me in our little sextet "The Dominos" from 7th grade all thru H.S. He lived right across the street from me on Harrington Ave.

His wife, Judy, informed me that John fell while walking, hit his head and never recovered.  I believe the date was on Nov. 1st.

October 14, 2013
Received news from Paul Z that John is in remission!!!
Great news John - you are always in our prayers.

March 27, 2013 Busy Anthony Cirone has launched a new website

Dear Family, Friends, and Colleagues:


I just launched my new website  .  Please click on the link and view a complete listing of my publications, including 114 text and resource books, music compositions, and edited texts. You can also listen to Audio Files of selected compositions and can even sign up for a private Skype Internet Lesson.

 The highlight of this website is my 50 video recordings of the Etudes from my snare drum book, Portraits in Rhythm. Downloading a video will place you in a virtual recording studio where you can observe my Master Class analysis and a personal performance of my interpretation of these snare drum solos. 

Thanks to all of you who continue to use my publications in your percussion curriculum. Please feel free to pass this website link to interested colleagues, students, and friends.

 -Tony Cirone

From Annette R/B - who lives in Sea Girtrt
  October 29, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with all in Sandy's Path.

  February 15, 2012

Anthony A sent a link - take about 15 minutes to walk down memory lane!

Really good



January 31, 2010

From Paul Z

Attention Jefferson School Alumni,
Paul has a challenge.  Who were Jefferson Schools 8th Grade Officers?

• President?
• Vice President?
• Secretary?
• Treasurer

contact if you think you know. 

January 30, 2012

From Carol K

You posted on LHS59 re: officers for the 8th grade a while back.  I was going through my many photo albums and came across my 8th grade autograph book. President:  Thomas Tobiasen; Vice President:  Matthew Tamaro; Secretary Dennis LaPadula and Treasurer:  Michael Ambrosio.

From Paul Z

I can't believe anybody would respond after over a year since the last response. ...Congratulations!! ...

Any of the officers confirm or dispute these findings?



  A note from a classmate
Hi LHS 59 friends,
We have lost 31 classmates to date, with the recent death of John Tree, I decided to share my inner feelings with you.
Isn't it amazing------we (LHS-59) spent 4 formative years together developing from kids into young adults. We then set out on our own, went to higher education, established careers, married, established a new diverse group of friends, bought homes, moved away and had kids---basically do all the 'normal' things in life.
Here we are now at 70, we have slowed down and I draw strength in my positive memories of those innocent formative years in high school. I realize we still have the power to reach out to one another, as if these 50 odd years means nothing! It's as if we just came back on Monday morning to HS----and we're still friends!
I wish we could have included each other into every day activities, but we established families and diverse interests------all quite normal. 
I just want to tell all of you fine people----before we are separated by death----I love you all,
and treasure our memories. Life has been a ball, thank you God!
Best Regards,   Pete Critelli
  August 28, 2011

Hope everyone is safe, sound and dry!!!  Do you have any photos to share?

  Received two pdfs from Ray Pironti.  Thanks Ray

Washington School  1955 Graduation Program

LHS 1959 Graduation Program


 I received a note from

Hi Pat, My name is Marcia (Varano) Sangillo, Vivien's sister.  I graduated LHS in 1961. Viv sent me a copy of your website a while back. I think it is incredible. We are having our 50th reunion on October 1, 2011 at the Renaissance Hotel in Rutherford/Lyndhurst. I have been trying to locate anyone who might have a photo, postcard and anything on Babs and Bunnies and the Lyndhurst Pool. I did manage to get a copy of an old menu from Babs but no photos. If you know of anyone who might have such an item (doesn't matter if  anyone is in the photo) and can contact them or let me know how I can;  I would really appreciate it. If they are willing to send me a copy or an original I would copy it and return it immediately. Any help you can offer will be greatly appreciated. Thanks much.

Mutual Lyndhurst Alumni


  Maybe this will make us feel cooler!!!!
It's winter  in  New Jersey  
And the gentle breezes blow
forty miles an hour
At  five  below.
Oh, how I love  New Jersey  
 When the snow's up to your butt
You take a  breath of winter
And your nose gets frozen shut.
The weather here is wonderful
So I guess I'll hang around
I could never leave New Jersey  
 Cuz I'm frozen to the ground!
thanks Pete C.


Classmate lists comes as an attachment - a  PDF (Portable Document Format) Don't have Adobe Reader? Go directly to Adobe - is a trusted site - download Adobe Reader - it is free.  Use this link    

When you receive the Classmate list - it will open up in Adobe Reader.  The last column on the right will have the email addresses.  They are in blue.  If you click on the link - your email program should come up with that address in the TO line. You can then send that classmate an email. You can also print the list - it is 11 pages and will print in landscape - that will be 11" wide by 8.5" tall.

Let me know any problems - I am sure there will be some.  If there are any errors, or you know other classmates' emails, please let me know.

If you didn't receive anything from me, send me your email address

Okouari (our unusual yearbook name) is the Iriquois name for Ursa Major Constellation