Classmates K

Kaplan, Mark

Kaplan, Billy
I just celebrated my 33rd wedding anniversary August 2nd and am proud to say that my beautiful wife has been my secret to success. Just look at our website and you will know how I spend my days. Our daughters Emily and Sarah both live in Hoboken these days and each has her own amazing career in the Big Apple. Life is good! (Last update 8/9/08) 40th Reunion attendee.

Kapp Meth, Claire Ellen
I have been happily married to Alvin Meth, from Newark, for 33 years. We have four grown children and a great life in Plano, TX, a suburb of Dallas. Charna is a geologist in D.C, Ben is a financial planner in Dallas, Richard is a software engineer in Dallas, and Sarah is a sophomore at U of Ariz. I have been in Sales Support for many years and looking forward to retiring. We love our life in Texas and look back to life in NJ with fond memories. (Last update 5/10/07)

Karpoff, Michael
After graduating from Rutgers College with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, I changed my intended career – twice. With a master’s degree from Boston University in public relations, I worked in that field for three years full time and then for three years part time while attending Rutgers Law School. I received my law degree in 1980 and have been practicing law ever since, first as a deputy attorney general for New Jersey and then in private practice. I’ve been a partner at Hill Wallack LLP in Princeton for 22 years. On the home front, my wife Susan and I have been married for almost 45 years and live in Highland Park. She retired as a psychologist for the State in 2013. Our daughter Alana, a Broadway press agent, and her husband, Aaron, have two children and live in West Orange. Our son Joshua, an attorney for the District of Columbia, and his wife, Adina, also have two children, but they live in Silver Spring, MD. Our daughter Rachel also is an attorney and, after spending her first year with a New York law firm, has taken a leave to serve as a clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone at our 50th Reunion. (Last update 9/4/18) 40th & 50th Reunion attendee.

Kaufman, Lee (
My wife of 46 years and I have been living in NYC for the past 12 years. Our sons (40/36) and their spouses are also close by city dwellers. We have a 3 year old granddaughter and a grandson on the way. After 30 years of academic and clinical practice as a rheumatologist, I transitioned into a clinical research opportunity 6 years ago. The reality of time as a non-renewable resource looms large these days so the formal employment paradigm may need tweaking. Live music, theatre, film and museums all within a stone’s throw serve to satiate all those strong desires to fill ‘free’ time. I’m delighted Bob Dylan finally received the Nobel Prize in Literature. Fraida Yavelberg continues to be a source of great inspiration and fond memories. Please send her a hug should your paths cross. (Last update 2/12/18)
Kay Rockman, Liz
Went to Syracuse, then U. of Miami. Got married, had a great daughter, wrong husband. Happily re-married now. Taught special education for 20 years, took early retirement but ended up only taking a year off. Went back to work this year at a facility for challenged youth coming from jail or court-mandated to be in school, kids who are homeless, some residential, some day students… all facing difficulties in many different ways. It’s a very challenging population to be working with and I love it. (Last update 3/21/07)

Keer, David
With a political science degree in hand from Muhlenburg College, I decided not to go to law school. Instead, I traveled the eastern seaboard with a carnival for two seasons. In 1974 I followed some carny friends to Dallas and have been here ever since. After that season in the weeds, I met and married a great woman with two young kids and rejoined the mainstream world. We were married almost 15 years when I lost her to lung cancer. I met and married another wonderful woman a year and a half later. Rhonda had lost her husband of many years to heart disease. The circumstances of our meeting were a real “God thing.” Our family now includes three married children and five grandchildren. We live on a small acreage in Lucas, TX – a suburb of Plano that is a suburb of Dallas. – with two dogs and two horses. I’ve earned my living selling semiconductors, always based in Dallas, and covering most all of North America at one time or another. Some of you will remember my Dad, Richard Keer. He and Mom live in Florida. I know Dad would love to hear from any of his former students. He loves the LHS68 web site. See you all in September (Last update 8/8/08) 40th Reunion attendee.

Kelly Schartz, Jean

Kendler, Scott
In 1973 I went to Europe and ended up living in Copenhagen, Denmark until 1979. I was then transferred to Sydney, Australia where I’ve been until now. I married an Aussie and have a 32-year-old son, Jared, and an 29-year-old daughter, Alizah. My family including my mother were at the 40th Reunion. I have an importing and wholesaling business, but spend quite a bit of time playing golf. I have seen Ken Segall a few times in Sydney since the 40th. I plan on attending the 50th. (Last update 10/13/17) 40th & 50th Reunion attendee.

Kent, Shelley
Kesselman, Michael


Michael “Mike” Barry Kesselman, 67, of Punta Gorda, Florida died at home on Sunday, April 15 2018 after a valiant battle with cancer. Mike was born Nov. 18, 1950 in Kearney, New Jersey the third son of Myrtle (nee Lein) Kesselman and Meyer Kesselman. 

He was a graduate of Rutgers University. Mike and his wife moved to Florida in 1986. He was a manager for Sysco Food Service where he received numerous sales and management awards including a seven-time Pacesetter award over his 30+ year career there. He had a passion for photography and was an adventurer with a love for nature. He was an advisor, traveler, writer and speaker. Mike was also a magician in the kitchen, a marksman, a lifetime learner and even a model train enthusiast.

He is survived by his loving family, his wife, Ann Mary (Lima) Kesselman; eldest brother, Dr. Stephen Kesselman of Denver, Colorodo; niece, Sheri (Kesselman) Grad of Israel; nephew, Marc (Risa) Kesselman of Dallas, Texas; nephew, Jeffrey (Shannon) Kesselman of Denver, Colorodo; niece, Staci (Kesselman) Erbaugh of Denver, Colorodo; and nine great-nieces and nephews.

Kimmins, John
40th Reunion attendee.

Kirschenbaum Suckno, Judy
I’ve been living in Boynton Beach, FL since 2002 with my wonderful husband of 38 years who many of you know from LHS. We have a daughter, 31, living in CT and a son, 25, a CPA, who lives about two miles away with his girlfriend (high hopes for this relationship). We love it here. Moving was one of the best things we have ever done. Oh, and so was taking up golf! (Last update 1/28/09)

Klarman Jones, Cheryl
40th & 50th Reunion attendee.

Kleinwaks Hertzberg, Lorrie
40th & 50th Reunion attendee.

Knapp, Joseph
A “brief” bio is really not possible. Suffice to say that other than a few years going to college in Colorado, my address has always been somewhere in northern NJ. I am married to a beautiful lady and have two kids. Our daughter is starting college in September, 2007 and our son is a junior at Parsippany Hills High (we started later than most of you). After a 30-year career in Corporate Accounting I took the proverbial “package” when Pfizer bought Warner Lambert. Since 2001 I have been golfing, skiing and doing a few real estate appraisals to pay for my sports. Just waiting for the kids to go off to college and then who knows what? (Last update 8/7/07)

Knudsen Cummings, Buff
I am well and have been enjoying life in Michigan since 1981. Years ago I received a degree in nursing from Cornell U. Most of my working life has been spent in nursing admin and teaching. Since retiring, I’m catching up on reading, improving my golf, singing in a chorus, ballroom dancing, and coordinating a large sewing project for Days for Girls International. Married to my college sweetheart, Roger Cummings, 46 years now. We have 4 grown children, all married and employed!  8 grandchildren in 3 states. I love being a grandma. (Last update 9/26/18) 40th & 50th Reunion attendee.

Kockler Cole, Janet
Up until February, 2007, I worked as a Nurse Practitioner at Livingston Derm. Lived in West Caldwell for the past 24 years. (Last update 9/16/07) 40th Reunion attendee.

Kocur, Susan

Kohl-Orton, Linda Jeanne
I’m still living in Rockaway Township, not too far from our old stomping grounds in Livingston. The past 10 years has brought a lot of changes but the best is the gift of my two granddaughters, ages 7 and 5 currently. My son and his family live only an hour away so seeing them often is wonderful. I look forward to seeing everyone at the 50th. (Last update 8/22/18) 40th & 50th Reunion attendee.

Kohl Smith, Linda Susan
Kolarsick, Martin

(Marty passed away at the start of 2017. He wrote this bio for our site 10 years ago.)
After High School enlisted in Navy for two years,then went to work for 2 Guys Dept. store for seven years then to my family Plastic Moulding Buisness where I am currently. In the meantime, got married in ’80 to my wife whom I met through my cousin. Been Blessed with two children, a boy 24-1/2 anda girl 23 who is by the getting married on June 7th, 2008.

Korzun, Linda

Kosowski Bauman, Karol

Koss, James
I am a radiologist in Medford,NJ and have been married since 1973 to Adrienne Casciano (LHS’69).We have two daughters,both artists. (Last update 1/13/08) 40th Reunion attendee.

Kotler, Lawrence

Kravitz, Heidi
This reunion has been expertly and lovingly planned. What a great effort! Forty years later I am old, gray and still complaining. Live in Newfoundland, Canada since 1974, love international travel and Leonard Cohen (saw him in concert a few weeks ago.) Met up with world-famous Louie Fink in NYC a few years ago. That was a treat. I have one husband, two daughters, three dogs, one guinea pig and a practice in Ob/Gyn affiliated with the medical school here. We have great air, icebergs and a thriving art scene. Come see. Am planning to attend the reunion (with trepidation). It will be wonderful! (Last update 6/12/08) 40th & 50th  Reunion attendee.

Kravitz, Lois
40th Reunion attendee.

Krebs, Nancy

Kreedian Longo, Andrea
Since 2010, my husband & I have spent our winters in the British Virgin Islands & summers boating in the Northeast. Unfortunately, our boat was destroyed during Hurricane Irma & our condo in Puerto Rico was hit hard by Hurricane Maria. Since then, we have been enjoying being home & attending our local church.  We recently had an opportunity to catch up with Doug Lipkin in Stuart, Florida. It was like stepping back in time. He is as entertaining as ever.  I’m looking forward to our 50th. Our reunion committee has been amazing. (Last update 6/22/18) 40th & 50th Reunion attendee.

Kreinberg, Jane (
After graduating from Antioch College, I lived in Chicago for 11 years, then moved back to NJ for 15 years. In Jan. of 1999, my life partner of 43 years, Trish, and I sold our chiropractic practice and hit the road in an RV. After an amazing 10 years on the road, we settled on the beach in Ft. Lauderdale, FL in 2009. I’ve played drums & percussion in many bands over the years, and still play when I get the chance. I’m active in the arts community here, and have shown my photographs in many shows locally. I’ve also done volunteer work with Habitat for Humanity, and served on boards of local arts and women’s organizations. We’ve also traveled in Europe, Asia, Africa, Israel and the Caribbean. (Last update 4/30/07) 50th Reunion attendee.

Kreitzman, Howard

Kroner, Burt

Kruge, Penilyn)
Retired from my cherished career of teaching, and author of Hooked on Languages. I’ve been proud of my education at LHS. (Last update 1/23/08) 40th Reunion attendee.