Saboya Smoak, Suely
I was an exchange student from Brasil in 68. Since then, I came back to the United States, got married, had two children and now two beautiful grandchildren. I have been a paralegal for the State of Florida for the past 20 years. (Last update 4/27/07) 40th Reunion attendee.
Sackin Alston, Rhonda
Shortly after graduation I moved to Miami to become a flight attendant with Eastern Airlines. It was a truly great 18 years of my life. During that time I married, had two great kids and divorced. When Eastern folded in ’89 I made an extreme about-face and joined the corporate world. I’ve been with the same company (a well established land development firm) ever since and have climbed the corporate ladder to the executive suite. I lost touch with everyone from LHS when I headed south all those years ago so I’m very excited about this opportunity to reconnect! (Last update 3/29/07) 40th Reunion attendee.
40th Reunion attendee.
I have been married for almost 33 years to my college sweetheart, Sue. I have a son, Matthew, 30, and and daughter, Emily, 26. I have been a real estate broker for over 34 years and am looking forward to retirement. (Last update 5/6/07)
Lucked out with one wife and two adult children who are well on their way. (Last update 3/24/07) 40th Reunion attendee.
I am found also, makes me feel better. Forty years does fly by quickly.married 2x, divorced for 16 in there somewhere. Have lived in California two years, New Mexico one year, Arizona 4fourears, North Dakota five years, Texas 21 years and back in Jersey for the past seven years. Not in that order but altogether. Have two children, 35 and 28 years old, and one grandchild. Have two golden retrievers and two cats now. When in Texas I had two horses. Graduated from University of North Dakota with a BFA. Have had a good life I guess, as I am still kickin’. Have been back in Jersey for the past seven years, and it was by choice I came back. Missed the seasons although winter is not as i remembered it to be, but nothing really ever is the same. Live in really northern New Jersey, almost in New York and almost Pennsylvania (though by checking the taxes i am sure it is New Jersey). Have had three jobs two each for 15 years and the new one only a year, guess I bore easily. Will commit this week to attend the reunion and want to thank those that found me. Appreciate the hard work you all are doing. Catch you all later. (Last update 2/8/08) 40th Reunion attendee.
Updated photo 9/20/08. 40th & 50th Reunion attendee.
Schantz, Sandy ([email protected])
My dog Pecan Sandie and my cat Kippi died a week apart. It sucks getting old (them, not me). I am still doing the same thing as 10 years ago. Same girl friend but new Samoyed dog named Maaike. As my last girlfriend who is dead now said about me “I am not ambitious”. Well I’m still here and she’s not. One more thing, if you’re a Trump fan then fuck off. Love, Sandy, Class Non-Conformist and proud of it. (Updated 9/7/17) 40th & 50th Reunion attendee.
Schiele Diehl, Elizabeth
Married for 29 years to Rolf Diehl (Diehl Electrical Contracting). Life in Parsippany, NJ. Have 22-year-old twins Sonja and Andreas. Work in Bloomfield for a catering company. (Last update 4/17/07) 40th Reunion attendee.
I have been based in London ever since 1972 when I went to do a year of graduate school in comparative labour history. I enjoy the city with its arts and cultural diversity, and even the food has now improved. I have three wonderful children who have just grown up, Jonathan (23), Sam and Paul (twins of 19) and a wonderful wife Caroline with whom I have just celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. Caroline manages the social policy research programme for a leading charity here (Help the Aged, similar to AARP). We met through our mutual belief that social activism did not have to exclude enjoyment of the good things in life. Jonathan works as an urban planner, devleoping ecotowns, after graduating from Cambridge and Harvard. Paul is just going to Nottingham University to study life sciences and Sam is the deputy manager of a child care centre and studying for his child care qualification. All three live at home, given the high house prices in London! I have been a television journalist for most of my time in the UK, after a period of political activism working on issues of homelessness and third world development. I have covered a wide range of issues, from UK and US elections and summits to greenhouse gases and social policy. For the last ten years I have been the economics correspondent for the BBC News website, bbcnews.com, currently covering the subprime crisis, the credit crunch and and its economic ramifications. I maintained a tie to Livingston for 50 years as my parents still lived at 92 Belmont Drive until my mother passed away in 2006. My sister Sande lives in Washington so I still visit the US frequently both for work and pleasure. (Updated 7/15/08) NEW NEWS: After 20 years as a journalist at the BBC, I am leaving to become the Marjorie Dean Professor of Financial Journalism at London City University, setting up and running a new MA course in financial journalism (the first of its kind in Britain). (Last update 8/16/09) 40th Reunion attendee.
Schillin Birkitt, Barbara ([email protected])
GONE TO THE BEACH. Left my career as Broker of Record for a boutique, real estate firm and now am kicking back. I live a block from the Ocean and enjoy watching Whales, Osprey and the other wonders of nature. Having a fabulous time with my husband of 36 years, traveling and enjoying our 7 year old grandson. Aside from family and friends, I’m busy as VP of my condo board, walking miles daily, yoga and Clean Ocean Action. My life is very different as a retiree, but really good. Have a blast at the 50th! I have great memories of our years together at LHS. (Last update 6/9/18) 40th Reunion attendee.
After graduation, I moved to the Chicago area where I first studied liberal arts and later graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a degree in painting. That is where I met my husband Joel and we married in 1981. We have an art business specializing in antique natural history art with galleries in Chicago and Charleston. I am most directly involved with designing, editing and co-writing our catalogues and other print materials. We have two wonderful children. David (25) graduated from Brandeis and works with us as an art conservator, and Arielle (21) is a senior at Indiana University, Bloomington. We live in a 19th-century farmhouse that we have been remodeling over the years. When I am not chained to my computer, I can be found happily weeding the garden, which calls to me most every day. Other milestones of the past 40 years include becoming an adult bat mitzvah, enough travel to make home seem like a great place, and having a kidney transplant (my very own miracle!). We have had various pets. Currently, Abram and Alex, Arielle’s kitties, lounge by my computer as I work. When I first arrived here 40 years ago, the land seemed flat and I kept comparing everything to the snappy rhythm of life in the NY metro area. But Chicago proved welcoming, with wonderful friends and ample opportunity to work and pursue one’s dreams. Congratulations and many thanks to Lou Fink et al for creating such a great website and for organizing this amazing reunion! I regret that I can’t join you. September is always a difficult time for me to get away because I am in the throes of preparing the catalogue for press on tight deadline, but I wish you all well and hope you have a wonderful time! (Last update 9/18/08)
From Pat Gesek Macaluso (5/20/08)
We started off in Kindergarten together along with Anita Glick (thanks for sharing your memories), Jeanne Coull, Eleanor Overath and others. I still have the class picture and darn if we don’t all look so cute! Then some of us went off to St. Phil’s. You really got to know just about everyone in St. Phil’s since there were only two classes for each grade. Who could forget walking home through the path in the woods behind the church; or hanging out in those same woods and the boys building a club house; or exploring all the different paths (the woods seemed so big); or sharing a smoke behind St. Joseph’s Hall, where there were the remnants of a building foundation? In high school we ran in different circles and I’m sorry that we never reconnected. I heard how he died but didn’t want to believe it. I will never forget that cute smile, blue eyes and oh so blonde hair. Jimbo was a gentle soul and it saddens me to think he’s no longer here.
From Bill Todd (5/20/08)
I used to surf a lot down the shore with Jim Schnell and Jim Mariani, the Dowds, Jim Snyder and others. We were into the ocean, the rhythms, and the thrill, etc. Jim was as I remember a go-for-it kind of surfer with a great attitude and heart. He was fun to be with and to use an adjective of the time, radical. And if you have ever watched Big Wednesday, the movie about surfing and friends, and are a true surfer, you know that the essence of surfing was (and is) being with your friends and sharing the experience, ’cause friends are all we really have besides our families. I am truly sorry to hear that Jim is no longer with us and will try to ride some waves this summer in his memory.
From Paul Sarn (4/11/08)
Jimmie, where to start — surfboards, skateboards, hangin’ with mar’ at the shore, always a ton of fun, laugh with you or at you. Jim had a quieter side and really had a lot of depth, even though he did not want to show it, if he studied as much as he played , he would have been more brilliant then he was… always would help a friend and once you were one with him you always were…. i did not totally understand Jim, and I doubt anyone did, but he was straightforward and a fun human being, who will be missed by everyone that he touched.
From Anita Glick (4/27/08)
Jimbo Schnell was my neighbor and first crush. We were both in Mrs. Moller’s kindergarten at Monmouth Court School. Alas, Jim liked Patty Gesek, who was pretty and as blonde as he was. Not that it made much difference–he attended elementary school at St. Philomena’s, and we didn’t see much of him until 7th grade. By that time, Jimbo was trying to be a “hood,” unsuccessfully for the most part. Early in the school year, Michele Cobb and I watched him anxiously check his reflection in the window of the side door at LHS Junior High as he attempted to comb his hair straight back into a D.A. His cornsilk locks kept parting in the middle, rather spoiling the intended effect.
Jim ran in a different circle than I during high school, but by the time the college years rolled around, he was one of the few people I could count on seeing when I’d come home for vacations. He was a good kid looking for his path in life. He practiced yoga and spent a summer at a yoga ashram. He, his buddies, and I sampled the era’s recreational drugs and sought answers from the I Ching together. Jim experienced a religious conversion and enrolled at Moody Bible Institute, but the program wasn’t right for him and he dropped out. He developed a passion for gardening; I came home one summer to learn that he had rototilled his parents’ back yard and planted the entire thing with rows of corn, beans, tomatoes, peppers, and squash. When my dad expressed admiration, Jim offered to turn over our side yard. Then Jim went to Force Farms, loaded up the huge trunk of his car with well-seasoned, dried horse manure, and helped ! my father spread the black gold. Three times. My father never had such a wonderful crop of vegetables.
Jim worked for a landscaper for a while, but he wasn’t well, and he wasn’t happy. Turned out he was allergic to just about everything involved with gardening, including manure. His mother Helene died of cancer. I’m not sure what happened after that, but in 1976, when my father came to visit me in Washington, he bore sad news. Jim had committed suicide.
Twenty-six is a hard age. You think you’re supposed to have it all together by then. When that doesn’t happen despite continued, sincere effort, despair can set in, especially in the bad old days before good antidepressants were available. I always assumed that that was what happened to Jim. I was sad for him then, for his father, for his closest friends. He was a kind and gentle soul. Now I’m sad for myself, too. I would have liked catching up with him at our fortieth reunion.
Somehow I landed here on the Connecticut coastline (love of sailing and surfing) after many years in New Orleans (before the storm). I am a surgeon specializing in urologic cancer surgery, now in private practice in CT after being on the medical school faculty at Tulane for a few years. I am divorced for many years and have raised a daughter, by myself, who will be off to college in the Fall. I would love to get together with any and all who have the emotional strength for another reunion! (Last update 3/25/07)
Schorr Hirsch, Marcie ([email protected])
I am entering my 25th year as a principal in HirschHills Consulting (www.hirschhills.com) a boutique management consulting firm based outside of Boston. We have an array of interesting, challenging clients, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to start ups, in sectors including consumer products, education, financial services, health care, museums and more. I also maintain a small private career coaching practice, and enjoy seeing the workplace from both the organizational and individual perspectives. Ralph and I live in Belmont, MA, a small community abutting Cambridge, and appreciate our ability to zip in and out of Boston easily (less than 15 minutes, most days.) We spend as much summertime as possible on the Cape, and now get to enjoy that with our grown kids and our daughter’s children (ages 17 months and six.) (Last update 9/11/18) 40th Reunion attendee.
After over 30+ years of teaching, I retired in February 2017. My husband, Gary, and I have lived on Emerald Isle (island off the NC coast) for 25 years and are now enjoying retired island life with our 2 year old puppy, Jersey. Our population is 4,000 in the winter and over 50,000 in the summer so we experience the tranquil life and then the busy excitement of being invaded by tourists. Our three children are all married and fortunately living close enough for us to visit often. Brooke is a teacher, married to Steve who is an F-18 Marine Pilot. They live in Bluffton, SC with our only 2 grandchildren, Cooper (1) and Taylor (5). Stacey is a teacher on Camp Lejeune married to Brandon who is a sales rep for Paxton Marine. They live on Emerald Isle about 5 blocks from us. Scott and Mallory just got married and live in Raleigh, NC with their dog Charlie. Scott works for Cisco and Mal works for Red Hat. (Last update 2/20/18)
Schwartz, Michael ([email protected])
I never graduated from LHS because I was spirited away against my will and forced to spend my senior year in a school in Missouri. In my mind I am Class of 1968, LHS. Now that I see that my last bio was 2007 it is time for an update. I have kept traveling the world, writing, doing science, am an astronomy rockstar in Italy so I get free eats. I have a couple of books coming out, one for children and the other about the evolution of God and gods. Got divorced and remarried. That makes 3 wives, all not American. I figure I will marry until I get it right. But three time’s a charm. We will stay in Arizona and I will be a lighthouse keeper as my Italian “Carl Sagan” will take over the telescopes remotely and I can tend to other business. Then we will spend summers in Oregon with my son and grandsons. I’ve got land and yurt. Then? Do any of us know? I don’t. Notice I have said nothing about politics and I hope everyone will do the same at the reunion. I have become viciously political, anti-Trump of course, but refuse to talk about it. See everyone in September, Lord willing and the creek don’t rise! (Last update 12/11/17).
I have been married to Laurie Peterman (LHS69) for almost 36 years, and we have two boys (one of them married), both living in NY/NJ. Still working for Exxon Mobil, after 33 years, and currently in the Dallas area. We have also lived in Houston, Miami, Rio de Janeiro, and NJ twice. Since most of our family is still in the NJ/NY area, we get up there a few times a year. Have some great memories of high school days, and hope to see everyone at the reunion. (Last update 3/8/08) 40th Reunion attendee.
40th Reunion attendee.
Ah, the good old days. Hair. Then again, it was kind of funny-looking hair, wasn’t it. Whatever, I’m well beyond that now. Went to Penn State, tried to make it as a drummer for 7 years that followed, and was ultimately lured into advertising. Smitten by the tech bug, I ended up being Steve Jobs’s ad man for 12 years. Based on that experience, I wrote a NY Times bestseller about the power of simplicity. I still do the ad thing, but spend most of my time traveling the world as a speaker. It wasn’t until last year that I took my own advice. I sold the house, most of my possessions and started a vastly simpler life in Long Island City, NY. (Last update 9/12/17) 40th & 50th Reunion attendee.
Semler, G.J. ([email protected])
Now married 45 years and counting. My daughter recently shared, she thinks I’m going to make it. 3 children, Brian, Sean, Joan. Worked in the corporate finance world for Mobil Chemical Oil, Pepsico Inc., IBM, and still working but for the US Gov’t, i.e., General Services Administration. Now living full time on Martha’s Vineyard. Studied at Canisius College and Fairleigh Dickinson University. Played some D1 basketball at Canisius, but now playing golf. 2 grandchildren Jody, & Remy. Served sometime in the Army finishing up as a Lt. Colonel USA. Considered to be one of Joey Falcone’s better friends. Continue to stay in touch, with Myles Dotto, Reesa Dollinger, Karen Bock, Jane Winberry, and anyone else who will answer the phone when I call.. (Last update 10/14/17) 40th & 50th Reunion attendee.
I married Robert Royes from W.Orange. We spent 20 years traveling around as a Coast Guard family, had three sons and now have eight grandchildren (so far). Robert and I divorced after 26 years, and I’ve spent the last 12 years with my Rick, lovingly referred to as my Spouse Equivalent. I am an LPN with a newly acquired (2006) BS in Healthcare Administration. My current position is as a Clinical Research Coordinator for the Pharmaceutical Industry. During my marriage I served on many community service projects for the Coast Guard, and was even elected National President of the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer’s Auxiliary. (Updated 4/2/07)
50th Reunion attendee.
Living in Austin, TX for 25 years with my husband (Dave) of 33 years. Have two sons, one 28, grad from University of Texas and the other is 21 and attending Texas State University. I work in the counseling department at a high school and love being with all those high school kids. Figure it keeps me young or at least young thinking! My husband has a sign business in town and we both look forward to retiring on our mini ranch in the country. (Last update 3/21/07) 40th Reunion attendee.
Working as a senior accountant. (Last update 4/23/07) 40th & 50th Reunion attendee.
Shima, Richard ([email protected])
I attended our 40th reunion. As I recall, the class of 1958 was winding down their reunion just as ours was beginning. For me, the confluence of our two classes in the hotel public areas showcased a glimpse of my own future state of health and appearance – and it was scary, for I saw a frightening number of folks with canes or walkers or wheelchairs and they all looked so “old”. I promised myself I would not come back for our 50th because it would be so damned depressing. But you know what? Over the intervening decade, I’ve come to the realization that we’re lucky to still be alive and kickin’! I am PROUD and GRATEFUL to still be part of this world and hope to make the most of my time here – as I am sure y’all do. So, here’s to our 50th and God willing , maybe we’ll meet again in ten more years! (Last update 2/28/18) 40th Reunion attendee.
I have resided in Freehold Township for 25 years and have raised my family consisting of three boys. My oldest is married and I am now a grandmother of an adorable xix-month-old boy. (I was hoping pink, but considering I have been involved with every imaginable sport I guess I’ve got alittle bit of a head start.) I have been remarried to a wonderful man for over 20 years and the realization that my 40th high school reunion is a reality is pretty daunting. A few months ago I was nostalgic and actually dragged my husband back to Livingston to see my old home and the changes in town so it was somewhat amazing when I received the call. I enjoy being involved in real estate and love to play tennis, read, garden, and watch my favorite TV shows which include “24” and movies. Life is good (I am still able to get up and down the stairs), however I can never find my reading glasses even though I stockpile pairs and leave them in every room! (Last update 2/7/08)
I’ve been a part time freelance writer for the Maine Antique Digest for the past 32 years. Always been involved with antiques one way or another. My life history in a nutshell: Since graduating college – landscaper, lumberjack, engineering salesman, environmental chemist, professional musician and music teacher, carpenter and contractor, freelance writer, photographer, insurance salesman, mortgage broker, network marketer, antiques and art dealer, antique and auction broker…and a PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR TREE. Dang! Just couldn’t seem to hold a job! Had a big success in marketing, then invested a pile in an internet company and a satellite TV installation business that both went bust. Now involved with ITV Ventures, an infomercial company, and still brokering antiques and art. First wife deceased long time ago. Second wife hanging in there, 24 years and counting. Two kids, one heading to Brazil next week, the other about to produce first grandchild. Dog deceased, cat deceased, fish mostly dead but some hanging in. Mice in the walls doing fine. Chickens producing four eggs a day. (Last updated 11/14/07)
After graduation, went to school for business in Wilmington, DE. which really prepared me for the construction business. (Yeah right!) I have lived in Colorado since 1973 (I am a westerner at heart) where I met and married my wife Gail in 1998. She has been an educator for 30 years and is my saving grace. I was in the flyfishing industry in every phase possible for over 20 years and now have my own business designing and selling art lamps. I’m an avid cyclist, backcountry flyfisher, and Gail and I enjoy doing musical theatre together. Life is just too short! (Last update 9/9/08) 40th Reunion attendee.
After graduating with Bill Todd and Ralph Jones from U. of Rhode Island, I stayed in the Narragansett Bay area for a time, enjoying sailing, collecting my thoughts and ultimately working as a software engineer for Honeywell and Wang. Today I continue to face my biggest challenge, having suffered a serious closed head injury accident in the early 90s. My quality of life has changed, but having to look at the world from a different perspective, I continue to grow in directions I never would have thought possible. Bill Todd, Jimmer Glynn, and recently G. J. Semler have stopped by to visit me in Cape Cod where I live in a home for victims of closed head injuries. My parents and sister are nearby and have been my foundation to help me grow from my challenge. Seeing my old classmates allows me to step back and value our special time growing up in Livingston. I hope to see you all in 2008. God bless you all. (Last update 7/3/07) 40th Reunion attendee.
40th & 50th Reunion attendee.
I’ve lived in center city Philadelphia for 35 years and love urban living. Considering that I grew up in Livingston, I’ve often wondered how and why I became such a city person. My husband (of 25 years) and I are blessed with two daughters, Rebecca, 21 (a junior at Northeastern U. in Boston), and Rachel, 17. After graduating from Penn (BA, MS, Ed.D.), I worked for 15 years in the field of management and organizational development but now spend most of my time serving on non-profit boards and volunteering for community organizations. Hard to believe we’re not empty nesters yet (it’s amazing to read about all the grandparents among our classmates). Looking forward to re-connecting with LHS’ers at the reunion; Scott Kendler fills me in on what he knows every five years at our Penn Reunion. I’m shocked and saddened to hear about all the classmates we’ve lost – my condolences to their families! (Last update 11/11/07) 40th Reunion attendee.
Have lived in New Hampshire since 1968 except for 2-1/2 years outside of Orlando. Was married for 30 years and have four children (37, 34, 22, 18). My youngest will be off to college in the fall – huge empty nest to follow! Have been in education field for 30 years – long-time English teacher and now a guidance counselor – all with middle school kids. Enjoy summers sailing and sitting on the beach reading. My yellow lab and I attend agility classes, take long walks, and swim in the lake. She likes to sail also! I have an amazing seven-year-old granddaughter who lives nearby. My job is to spoil her – a role I cherish. I volunteer at our local humane society, usually taking some of my students with me each week. My youngest son and I took a road trip a few summers ago and traveled near and far, spending some time showing him around Livingston. Couldn’t help checking out the football field (he has played football all throughout high school and thought the astro turf was awesome!) and telling him stories of those days of being a majorette. I have been blessed with a wonderful family, good friends, and relatively good health. Not sure if I will attend the reunion, but it would be wonderful to see old friends from Burnett Hill, Heritage Jr. High and LHS. Many great memories. (Last update 3/4/08) 50th Reunion attendee.
Spiegel Brody, Simone
40th Reunion attendee.
i’m a social worker (34 years) and married 33 years to my best friend, Allen. We have two sons. Michael is a phys ed teacher. just got his Masters and is getting married July 2008. Brian manages a printing shop and loves the business. we keep busy socializing with friends and family, exercising, theater and travel. Great life! (Last update 5/11/07).
40th Reunion attendee.
After graduating from Hobart, I married Kathy Monk (LHS ’69) in 1973. Still married, still in love, still best friends. We have three great kids. Christian 30, who works for an NGO passing out US tax dollars that come from an agency we can’t speak about in places we can’t spell, Allison 27, who’s an oceanographer at NOAA, and Grant 24 is in the Navy. Kathy went back for a Masters and became an ordained minister in 1990. I saved her career by always being out of church on Sundays taking our boys to their hockey games and tournaments, anywhere from Virginia to Toronto. I spent 34 years in the transportation industry, doing everything from low-tech trucking management to high-tech optimization software. I’m now semi-retired and about to make my avocation my vocation – photography. It’s my “well-past-mid-life crisis”. I missed the last reunion due to multiple broken bones from an accident on my Harley – that was my “mid-life crisis”. We now reside in Fountain Hills. (Last update 11/6/07) 40th Reunion attendee.
40th & 50th Reunion attendee.
Being semi-retired gives me more time to sing (check out Ranot Ensemble on YouTube) , do yoga, swim, read, travel and play with the grandchildren. Helping to found a kibbutz was as challenging as raising a family, after 43 years I’m quite happy that we are passing the reins to younger members. Most importantly Yoram and I enjoy good health that allows us to be active. And we have beautiful sunsets every day over the Edom Mountains! (Last update 9/10/17)
I have lived in California since March 1971 and love it. I first moved to San Francisco then San Mateo for business reasons, then my husband and I bought a house in Dublin and lived there from 1980 until 1989 then we moved to Oakley where we bought another house and lived there for 25 years. Since my husband’s death in 6 years ago, I rent an apartment in Oakley (which is half way between San Francisco and Sacramento). My two kids, David now age 32 years old, and Lauren who is now 29 years old both live close by which is really nice. I have two grandchildren, both girls, from Lauren’s marriage (she is now divorced). David hasn’t married yet but I really like his significant other and hope they do get married and give me a grandson. I have been retired from the real estate industry now for nearly ten years, but life is still busy and I enjoy retirement. (Last update 4/11/18)
Surdi Querques, Annette
Married 33 years to Frank Querques, LHS ’66, and mother to three daughters, Laurie 31, Christine 28, and Jennifer 26. Live in SF Bay Area and work in Fine Art sales at a San Francisco gallery. (Last update 3/27/07) 40th & 50th Reunion attendee.