40th & 50th Reunion attendee.
Donald P. Maokow, 69, of Point Pleasant, passed away on Monday, July 29, 2019. Don grew up in Livingston and has lived in Point Pleasant for over 25 years. He was a retired car sales representative and for 30 years worked at Mercedes-Benz of Freehold. Don was an avid car enthusiast and member of Cars and Coffee New Jersey, Millstone. He was predeceased by his parents, Jules and Matilda (Schwartz) Makow and sister, Suzanne Estrada. Surviving are his wife of 30 years, Donna L. (Freda) Makow and his son, Jordan S. Makow and his wife, Larisa of Brooklen, NY. Also surviving are his sister, Eileen Preziosi and many dear friends.
Married to James Waldron for 34 years, living in Arizona since 1978. We have two great kids. Our son, Danny, is 29, Ass’t. Meat Manager for a large grocery chain while pursuing his second Masters Degree in Special Education. Our daughter, Jamie, 25, is a high school English teacher here in Arizona. I’ve been teaching special need kids for the past 17 years and James is still in the Air Conditioning Business. (Last update 12/3/07)
I am an attorney with Travelers Insurance Co. After working in DC, I moved to Miami to be a federal prosecutor. I met my husband Mark Hyman and we moved to Atlanta in 1984. Our daughter Alyssa was born in 1989. Mark is a TV reporter. He does the morning gig on Good Day Atlanta (www.myfoxatlanta.com). Alyssa is a sophmore at University of Georgia. After playing varsity soccer and basketball in HS, she left team sports behind for sorority life at UGA. She plans to follow in her father’s footsteps. See one of Mark’s stories here. Alyssa joined her dad for this story and takes the microphone in the second video piece on the sidebar videos. (Last update 8/10/08) 40th Reunion attendee.
Martyniak Colasanti, Denise
Denise’s last bio with us, from 2008.
I married Craig Osborne (Class of 67) for 32 years and then divorced. We have one adopted son Jason, 22 years old. We have lived in Apollo Beach, Florida on the water for 32 years. I married 2 1/2 years ago to a wonderful man Louis Colsanti and we still live in Apollo Beach. We enjoy riding our Harley Davidson motorcycle all over. We enjoy boating on Tampa Bay during our hot summers. We have a Boston Terrier, Sophia. I have worked for a local dentist for the past 10 years. Before that, I was a stay-at-home mom and avid tennis player. Life is great in sunny Florida.
I’m in healthcare,which can be quite boring. So, for the past 12 years I have done Driver Rehab., evaluating all kinds of health conditions behind the wheel. Never boring. (Last update 4/25/07) 40th Reunion attendee.
From Lou Fink (2/10/09)
Wendy grew up across the street from me. I mean directly across the street. When we moved to Livingston in 1954 the Matthews family was already there so I knew her and was friendly with her almost from the day we unpacked. Our close-knit neighborhood was filled with kids from our vintage. We were all friendly with one another. But Wendy and I were the only two kids of the same “class age” from the 20 or so that made up our group. So as we went from Squiretown to Mount Pleasant to Heritage and finally LHS, we always were “on the same page” of life. Many times we walked to school together or caught rides home together from various parental sources. She and I laughed together, fought together and got into different cliques and lost track from time to time. But she was always the pretty girl from across the street. She was NICE, intelligent and very sweet. As life moved on we would run into each other occasionally while visiting our old childhood haunt. We always enjoyed those times and caught up. I’m posting this some five months AFTER the reunion. Why? Well we just got Wendy’s obituary from Edwina Mann last week who also knew Wendy well (and also last week got HERSELF off of the Lost List. From this four-year-old obit, detective Fishman located her husband George Bowman, a 1967 LHS grad. I called him last night though we had never met. He confirmed,, as did the obituary, Wendy’s many life long accomplishments and dedication to the teaching profession as well as her other passions and past times. We had a great talk about Wendy, her family, Livingston and life. The reunion beat goes on. Ain’t it great!!
Mayer Green, Linda-Sue
After graduating from Rider University with a degree in Elementary Education, I worked as a Media Director in pharmaceutical advertising for 20 years. In 1992 I met my husband Bob, and after marriage and early retirement from business, we divide our time between a Victorian home in Ocean Grove, NJ and a condo on Siesta Key in Sarasota, FL. Although I do not have children of my own, I have four children and nine grandchildren by marriage. (Last update 3/20/08) 40th Reunion attendee.
From Karen Goodman (7/8/08)
Nancy and I were lifeguards together for several years in Livingston. We worked primarily at Memorial, sometimes at Northland. I corresponded with her whenever I was out of town (on vacation ? whatever ?) during those high school days. I still have the letters and they remind me of that lovely yet tentative time in our lives when we admired certain boys and what they were up to in town, shared our dreams, fears and day-to-day teenage thoughts. Nancy was a loyal friend, good to the core and I can’t imagine why life took her enthusiasm for the simple day to day moments away so soon.
Meisel Levine, Nancy
Moved to Boston right after college. Married, my daughter is now 21 (how can that be, I’m only 30!) Have worked as a social worker, practicing and teaching for too many years to count. Served on School Board for 6 years….and have now settled into gentle rhythm of life. (Last update 4/15/07) 40th & 50th Reunion attendee.
Graduated from St. Francis College (1972) and Georgetown Dental (1978) and have an active dental implant practice in Lincroft, NJ. I am married and have three children: Nicholas 28 (who will be married in November), Daniel 24 and Christina 21. I am President of The American Academy of Implant Dentistry (NE district) and am honored to sit on the Admissions and Credentials Board of the same organization. (Last update 9/26/07)
Retired from teaching drama and dance, caring for my 93 yo mother, living in with my musician husband, Jim, in Westhampton, MA. Have 32 yo twins, Jacy and Daniel, both working on doctorates in the area. (Last update 9/6/17)
I’m a graduate of George Mason University. Retired from the US Government as a Budget Analyst. Married with two children and six grandkids. Retired in the Hills of West Virginia. Haven’t been back to Livingston since I graduated. (Last update 8/17/09)
Messina Capone, Barbara
I have a great husband, beautiful daughter and three unbelievable grandsons with one more on the way at end of August – I have three Cairn terriers that keep me busy and I work part time in retail. (Last update 4/12/07) 40th Reunion attendee.
Metules Canedy, Kathy
Married 34 years. Three sons, 29, 27 and 22 (two now engaged). I am a special education diagnostician for the Londonderry, NH School District. My BA degree: Communication Disorders, UNH; MEd: Keene State College (Special Education- Learning Disabilities Specialist;) MST: UNH- Communication Disorders; Post Graduate Studies and Certification as a Specialist in the Assessment of Intellectual Functioning (a NH specialty!) I also have my Certification of Clinical Competency from the American Speech and Hearing Association. I do a lot of volunteer work for the National Alliance on Mental Illness. I am also singing with the Women’s Spirit Song (a group of 70). For fun, I love to travel, spend time at the beach, enjoy music at concerts, and hike with my dogs. (Last update 4/16/07) 40th & 50th Reunion attendee.
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Minniti III, Anthony
I am living in the Pacific Northwest with my girlfriend Morgan Fairchild. We are diligently working on the cure for cancer and also discovering how to do the “walk-the-dog trick” on our yo yo’s. These are some of the things one does in retirement. Right? (Last update 9/6/18) 40th & 50th Reunion attendee.
Mitchell Harper, Susan
I’ve lived in northern California since 1979. Married since ’78. Have two daughters, 24 and 14 (with same husband!) Both daughters are into acting… older one has a theatre degree, younger one budding. Neither get their talent from me. (Except I was in the chorus with Mr. Lenox.) I have been in high-tech sales for about 20 years. (Last update 3/30/07) 40th Reunion attendee.
From Bill Todd (9/11/08)
I am not sure why this date is initiating me to talk about the fun and experiences I had with Dan Molinaro but here goes. I was a co-pilot, as Lou says, with Dan many times and really enjoyed his company and zest for life at such an early age. His Volkswagen was a fearless vehicle so the ride was great. We had some times sort of flying around to different get togethers in that car and met some very nice policeman who helped us. I had the same kind of fun with another classmate, Carl Vidal. Dan had a great heart and personality that made you happy to be with him. However, it was risky business! I never saw Dan again after graduation as I was gone from New Jersey, but I can still remember the fun we had. I am truly sorry that he is not with us.
From Pat Gesek Macaluso (5/20/08)
I got to know Danny because he sat next to me in Accounting class our senior year. He was funny and was always cutting up in class. Senior year was a special time. All the classmates hung out together even if we had girlfriends/boyfriends in other grades. So it came to pass that we spent some time together right around graduation attending yearbook signing parties. At John Collins’ yearbook signing party, Danny asked me if I wanted to go for a ride over Cider Hill Golf Course in his VW. Sounded like fun to me so off we went. Little did I know that he actually meant riding “over” the golf course!! He worked there so supposedly he knew where he was going. Right!! We ended up going over quite a drop, also known as a cliff, and there his VW sat, with no way for us to get it out. Well it was time for me to go home so I left him with some friends to solve the problem. I don’t think it went over so well that he drove over the golf course but he probably talked his way out of getting into trouble. Years later, I ran into him down the shore when we were both married with kids in tow. Then we reconnected at the 20th Reunion and met a few times in New York to see some concerts at Carnegie Hall, both of us with respective dates. We lost touch and this is the first I knew that he passed away. How sad but I’m glad that he got his wish to dance at his son’s wedding!
From Lou Fink, Danny’s co-pilot to the Junior prom (3/20/08)
Dan was the word “fun.” A real joker, music lover, dancer, and clothes horse. He was married for many years to his high school sweetheart, Susan, whose last name escapes me. They had one son, Christopher. A real gentleman with whom I spoke once after Danny’s passing. We both exchanged stories about his dad. It was quite apparent that we were speaking of the same guy. Though life was tough on Dan as an adult, his spirit of enjoying life was there till the end. Dan’s wish to literally dance at his son’s wedding was fulfilled. His family was always of great import to him. I’ll toast him with a beer in September.
Monaco Wenzler, Rita
My husband Peter ( of 45 years ) and I still live in the house we designed and built in Long Valley, New Jersey. We enjoy adding “finishing touches” to our home and landscape design.
We currently have 3 grandchildren, ages 5, 3, and 1, and will be welcoming two litle grandsons into our family in June and September. What can I say except fun fun fun !!! LBI is always a fun place for us to vacation with our family. (Last updated 4/10/18) 40th Reunion attendee.
Monks DiLorenzo, Nancy
Moved back to NJ in 1987 after our son was born to be close to family. We started up a payroll/bookkeeping service in 1993; guess we are in NJ to stay. (Last update 3/21/07) 40th Reunion attendee.
From Pat Gesek Macaluso (5/20/08)
Jimmy was another St. Phil’s pal from younger, carefree days. Even if we didn’t have the same group of friends, we still all got to know each other. Looking back I guess you would say that Jimmy hung around with, what came to be known as, the “hoods.” Of course back then I teased my hair, wore mohair sweaters and tight pants so maybe I was one too! Frats came into being in junior high but Jimmy stayed tried and true to his hood roots. After high school, I would run into Jimmy at 7/11 getting coffee in the morning. He still wore a black leather jacket. Jimmy had a wonderful smile. He liked to chat and would bring me up to date on classmates that we knew. I was sorry to see that he passed away and I will remember him fondly.
Morse Peiffer, Gail
I am a registered nurse and have worked for NYS with the Developmentally Disabled for the last 31 years. I am a two-time breast cancer survivor! My daughter, Sara, from my first marriage is 27 and lives in Manhattan. My step kids from my second marriage are Wayne (35), Cheryl (32) and Shana (31) and my granddaughter, Brittney is 12. My husband, Dwight, and I will celebrate our 22nd anniversary on Sept 20!! (Last update 1/28/08) 40th Reunion attendee.
Mosher, John ([email protected])
Married to my High School Sweetheart. Father of one girl and one boy. My son has two boys and a girl, one of which is now driving. (Where did that time go?) My daughter has one boy and one girl. I still can be found at the LHS auto shop from time to time. Manager Mt. Pleasant Exxon Livingston (formally Sherbroke Exxon). See you all In September! (Last update 2/24/18) 40th & 50th Reunion attendee.
Mountford, Doug ([email protected])
Happily married and living in the Canadian Rockies for over twenty years now. Two teenage boys, one in second year of college in Victoria, BC and the other just graduated high school and working as a ski coach for a year before going to college. Skiing, golfing and traveling take up a lot of my time as well as visiting old friends, wherever they may be. (Last update 9/11/17) 40th & 50th Reunion attendee.