Gerry was not only a classmate, but a teammate, Fraternity Brother and most of all a great friend. He was taken from us too soon. You will always be remembered my Brother. Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity - Drury University.
You were a great Aunt. always spoiling me with toys and bikes. you loved children and animals. you didnt care for much else. i wish i could have had you in my adult life. you would have been proud that i taught young children for so long. hope grandpa is taking care on you in heaven or what what enjoyed, to be the everlasting internet.
Dennis and his family were very close to ours. He was such a great guy and a good friend. I was saddened to learn of his passing in the Memorial Section. Even though we have not been in touch over the years, the friendship we had is everlasting.
Howie and I, along with John Pergolizzi, played baseball togerther from Tri-Boro Little League through High School. He always gave you a smile. We miss you kid.
From Fred Fordham on August 27th, 2017
Good friend, went to University of Oklahoma for a couple of years with him. Ran into him again probably 20 years ago, he owned a deli off Paterson Plank Road in Moonachi, NJ. Sorry I didn't keep in touch with him. Good bye good friend!
John who we called "Hammy" loved his music and lived his life traveling and playing in bands and strumming his guitar. In a recent conversation in October of 2020 I had with his brother Wayne, John played and traveled, married twice and divorced, lived in different places in Colorado but ended up in Pennsylvania with his goal to live in Williamsport area, home of the annual Little League World Series. He loved children and baseball and music and often played for children that were special needs. He was RPHS Class of 1967's troubadour, our wandering wayfarer. He is fondly rememberd and no doubt, playing his guitar now.
From Maria Glander Malinski on September 11th, 2017
Born March 12, 1949
Ingrid was my kindergarten friend and next door neighbor in RP. We remained friends all of our lives and never lost touch as our lives moved in different directions. She was a scholar, obtained her PHD and was a college professor. When we were little, we made mud pies in my back yard and played with her Barbie doll. Our favorite saying to each other "we have become our mother after all". All of my memories of Ingrid are sweet. A donation to the RPHS Alumni Scholarship Fund 2017 was made in her honor by my husband and me. All of my memories of Ingrid are sweet and I will miss her without measure.
Always remembered..I was in a class with you and your sudden accident was a shock to all of your classmates. The Emily Dickeinsom poem was a fitting tribute..."and what the distance say that you ceased human nature on such a day". May your memory be a blessing...even these 50+ years later.