North Plainfield High School Alumni Association 145 Cedar Street, North Plainfield, NJ 07060 Published by the NPHS Alumni Association Winter 2009/10 Alumni Web site — www.nphsalumni.net Volume 19 No. 4 From The President . . . Canucks Christen Well, another Holiday Season is here which means another anniversary for the Alumni Association. In Krausche in Style the Winter of 1990 a group of interested alumni By Paul Franklin wanted to organize an alumni association to: Keep C-N Staff Writer the alumni in touch with each other; to recognize Reprinted from The Courier-News and honor the outstanding alumni of NPHS; and, The North Plainfield High School football team chris- also, to give back to the school that has enriched tened its new turf field in memorable fashion Friday our lives so much. October 10, 2009, upending Hillside 28-26. Without the legendary dust kicking up at midfield, the Who would ever think that we would still be around Canucks took advantage of their speed while coming up twenty years later, still communicating, recogniz- with big plays on both sides of the ball. ing, and giving back. Each graduate of NPHS "We were so pumped up the whole week," junior back deserves a pat on the back for volunteering, donat- Vincent Green said. "When push came to shove, we did ing and contributing to the success of the NPHS what we had to do. We prepared hard all week." Alumni Association and you've heard it before, Green scored three touchdowns, including an electrify- "Without your help, we wouldn't be here." ing 90-yard kickoff return to answer Hillside's 7-0 lead in the opening quarter. On behalf of the Alumni Association, "That gave our team confidence that we could play with I want to wish everyone a them," North Plainfield coach Bob Lake said. Merry Christmas and a Even so, Hillside used an 80-yard run to go back in front. But then it was Green's turn again, taking off on a 46- Happy and HEALTHY 2010. continued on page 6 Mario Caruso, President, NPHS Alumni Association Caution!! Be careful of Web sites similar to the North Plainfield High School Alumni Web site – www.nphsalumni.net If they ask you for a credit card, it is the wrong site. . . . Want To Be Part of Electronic Newsletter? If you would like a notice when the next Newsletter is on the alumni web site, contact the Web Master: firstname.lastname@example.org Page 1 Leslie Delgyer, ’65, Presents “The Vanishings" at Swain Galleries in Plainfield Heralded wildlife pastelist Leslie tion" she describes how she starts Delgyer shares her compassion for with the background, seeming to pre- endangered species and the wilder- figure her concerns about habitat. ness that nurtures them in her solo The piece notes that in her exhibits exhibit, "The vanishings" at Swain she always includes a paragraph Galleries in Plainfield. about the animals and their charac- Delgyer decries the loss of habitat teristics to attract more personal that forces wildlife to move and interest. She visits to talk to children search for sustenance in a less hos- about her work and heighten their pitable place. Commenting on her awareness. pastel of a lynx in winter, she notes Delgyer's early foray into pet that this animal was portraits led to a commission from not so long ago a familiar sight. Its President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan. habitat as seen in my painting was Eventually she was drawn to the already vanished. This cat has wilder varieties. She is a graduate moved to higher country. Its range of the deCret School of Art in and numbers are shrinking because tels include tigers, a cougar, polar Plainfield where she studies with of development, land cultivation, bears, and a comical kangaroo Marjorie Van Emburgh and Dudley hunters and fur trappers." among others. V. duCret and later served as presi- dent of the board of trustees. She While she speaks of habitat Delgyer donates paintings and prints holds memberships in the Society of destruction and climate change, she to wildlife protective organizations Animal Artists, Salmagundi Club and adds that "increases in human and will donate a percentage of her Pastel Society of America, all in population" should be called into ac- sales from this exhibit to the World NYC; and in the NJ Pastel Society, count. "All of us inhabit this one, wildlife Fund. In the late 1980s, she the National Museum of Women in single Earth. We need to pay closer was commissioned by Prince Philip the Arts in Washington, DC and the attention. I hope that paintings of to paint for the World Wildlife Fund Worldwide Nature Artists Group. these magnificent creatures will international stamp collection. Shehas received a certificate of inspire people personally, beyond In the October 2009 issue of the special congressional recognition, fund-raising, to help these animals Pastel Journal's feature article on certificate of recognition from the survive and even thrive." Her pas- Delgyer, titled "Art and Conserva- US House of Representatives and a citation from the NJ Senate and Saving History General Assembly. Recently, seven 4'x5' Enlarged, framed photographs were donated to the Her most recent show was Audubon Borough by the Alumni Association to be displayed at different locations Artists 66th Annual Exhibition in throughout the community. NYC. Her work has been exhibited These historic photos were reproduced from the "Images of America" book throughout the US including Vir- about North Plainfield and were hanging on the walls of the Acme Market ginia, Arizona, Nevada, Ohio, Okla- on Rt. 22 and Grove Street. homa, Utah, Florida, Wisconsin, Or- They were rescued from destruction when the Acme Market closed egon, Washington and Washington approximately four years ago. One of the photos shows Mayor George DC, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Cali- McCusker cutting the ribbon at the opening ceremonies of the Acme in fornia, Massachusetts as well as NJ 1955. and Canada. She has garnered ma- jor awards over three decades. She Two photos are hanging now at Somerset School and North Plainfield High is listed in five "Who's Who" journals School. The photo of the Vermeule Mansion will hang there. The other and the Dictionary of Birds and Wild- photos of the Clock Tower "Gate House", a veiw of Somerset Street, life Painters. In 1996, Ms. Delgyer Moldenke's Castle, McCutchen Home, and the original North was inducted into the NPHS Alumni PlainfieldLibrary will be displayed at the newly renovated Borough Hall. Hall of Fame. Page 2 Gift Reunion Alert! Suggestions These suggestions are convenient 2009 Reunion Contacts ways for graduates to buy practical 1933 Art Lederer, 908 754-8252. 75th Reunion, June 25, 2009. gifts and, at the same time, contrib- 1934 Art Lederer, 908 754-8252. 2009. June 25, 2009. ute to the NPHS Scholarship Fund. 1939 Phyllis Clark Tebbs, 732 369-1686. 1944 Al Fasano 908 756-3974. Choose from: 1949 60th Reunion. Mel Lerer, 732 873-1960 or email: mjlerer @aol.com. October 17, 2009. • “North Plainfield and Its Neigh- Crowne Plaza, Somerset, NJ. (see page 8) bors,” a 90-minute video (also in 1954 Al & Fran Ellis 908 766-8489. DVD) history of the Borough. 1959 50th Reunion. Bonnie Baron Shrager, 732 356-8808. $25.00 + $5.00 S&H October 8, 2009. 1964 Contact the Alumni Association. • The Images of America books 1969 40 Reunion, Kathy Miller Senna 908 756-8255. May 2, about North Plainfield, $19.99 plus 2009 (see page 9). $3.00 S&H. 1974 Marsha Ferri Clarke 908 788-8084. 1979 Tom Zilli 908 709-4505-H 800 660-6952. • Commemorative or memorial 1984 Tom Miller 908 996-4689. bricks in the Alumni Walk of 1989 Maria Price 908 237-0045. November 7, 2009 at Honor, 4x8 brick, $60.00; 8x8 Maggiano’s, Commons Way, Bridgewater. 1994 Contact Beth Kenderdine, 908 231-9595. brick, $85.00; 1999 Contact NPHS Alumni Association. • Annual membership in the NPHS 2004 Contact NPHS Alumni Association. Alumni Association, $10 annually 2010 Reunion Contacts or $60 lifetime; 1933 Art Lederer, 908 754-8252. • NPHS coffee mugs with woods- 1934 Art Lederer, 908 754-8252. 1945 Pat Allegar (908) 889-4712 or man logo, $10.00 plus $3.00 S&H; Harry Krausse (908) 757-6654 • Stadium blanket, 60"x60," with 1980 Michael.Esolda@comcast.net (732) 669-9494 NPHS older old Out logo, $45. S pine tree 1940 Dorothy Stotesbury Farmer 908 755-4829 Send checks payable to the NPHS 1945 Pat Allegar (908) 889-4712 or Harry Krausse (908) 757-6654 Alumni Association, 145 Cedar St., 1950 Contact: Dolores Kraemer Caruso 908 757-6836; North Plainfield, NJ 07060. email: email@example.com. 1955 Mike Colucci 908 754-0603 1960 Natalie Domenichini Farry 732 968-0308 We Are Searching For 1965 Contact Winnie Hartpence, 908 753-5973 or Photos Bobbi Heteji, 908 753-1069. The NPHSAA is searching for pho- 1970 Nancy Kaufman Campbell 908 755-3709 tos taken in and around North 1975 Contact, Dan Caruso, 908 392-5388 or email: Plainfield High School. All activi- firstname.lastname@example.org or ties and all time periods are of inter- Kim Cook, 908 635-9200 or email: email@example.com. est. Photos should be accompanied 1980 Mike Esolda, 732 669-9494. by captions and information about 1985 Contact: Maria Campbell, 908 595-0285 or 908 256-0311 the donor. Good laser copies are suggested if you want to preserve 1990 Contact, Kelly Lewandowski 908 203-9449 the originals. Send to: NPHS Alumni 1995 Contact the Alumni Association Association, 145 Cedar St., N. 2000 Contact the Alumni Association Plainfield, NJ 07060 2005 Contact the Alumni Association Page 3 ***** In Touch Paul Carlton – NPHS 1953 Dear Alumni Association Sorry but once again I will not be able to attend the Hall of Fame Dear Alumni, all on Saturday Evening, October 3rd Dinner as I will be tied up that day.I at the Italian American Social Club. What a beautiful evening the Alumni hope you have a good turnout. Association presented Saturday, It Respectfully, However, I wanted to make you was planned and executed to per- Grover G. DeVault aware of something that should be fection. I sensed a warm, friendly ***** of interest to anyone who has lived atmosphere, and all your hard work in the area for a long time. Just the Dear Alumni Association, and effort was most apparent. I just other day my wife and I went to the know Ethel would have reveled in I wanted to take a few moments to Plainfield Library to see a historical the honor and lovely tribute. The thank you for your assistance in help- exhibit called "Lost But Not framed award is elegantly done. I ing us plan our NPHS 60-Year Re- Forgotten"about buildings that used do feel that, at the same level, Ethel union. I especially want to thank you to stand in Plainfield but are no was aware and thrilled. My family for your follow-through in making longer there. The exhibit is very and I are most appreciative and sure our reunion was well-publicized well done. It is located in the lower thank you heartily for everything. in the Alumni Newsletter. Your ef- level of the library.It runs till Octo- forts helped contribute to the suc- ber 17th. Also spend some time at Sincerely, the computer just inside the main cess of our affair. Carol W. Piness door that continually shows old pic- I would also like to extend a thank tures of the area.This is also worth- 930 Rahway Road you to those class members and their while. Plainfield, NJ 07060 spouses who attended our function ***** on Saturday, October 12 at the I need Hall of Fame Booklets from Crowne Plaza in Somerset, with a 2008 and 2009 to keep my collec- Dear Alumni, tion up to date. Let me know when special mention of appreciation to Enclosed please find a check for Nina Goralczyk Ripley for her assis- you have them and I will come over the amount of $90 to cover the cost tance and to both Frank and Bill Skye with my money to pick them up. of 3 guests at the Hall of Fame for their manning of the hospitality Also Also, I think I have a complete induction dinner. They cover my room. collection of the Newsletter. Let wife, Nancy (class of 1949), my me know if you need copies of any daughters, Mrs. Christine Jenkins We regret that many of our class- of them. I will be glad to help. and Mrs. Karen Porter. mates were unable to attend, but be continued on next page assured we were thinking of them. It will be our honor to be with you. We look forward to our 65-year re- We look forward to being with you Yale Cup and union and hope many of our class- mates will be able to join us. Yearbooks Keep up the great work you are Donated to Alumni doing on behalf of all NPHS alumni. Association Melvin Lerer Many thanks to Bob Burner, son of NPHS Class of 1949 Ashley Burner, 1914 Yale Cup win- ner and the Burner Family for do- nating the Yale Cup back to NPHS WARNING to be displayed in the show case in If you are donating or joining the front of the main gymnasium on NPHS Alumni Association Wilson Avenue. make sure it is us, ***** with our address: 145 Cedar Street, North Plainfield, Thanks to Don Schumacher for do- Hall of Fame 2009 Inductee, If you have to use a credit card — nating NPHS yearbooks and 1941 Grover and Nancy DeVault, graduating class Newspaper pic- it is NOT us. Class of 1949 tures. Page 4 Dear NPHS Alumni Association, come true for so many of our stu- Letters dents. I look forward to working I just wanted to take this opportunity continued on previous page with you again next year as we to thank you so much for your par- Keep up the good work and hope to share in the common goal of provid- ticipation in our Clearinghouse Schol- see you soon. ing opportunities for a bright suc- arship Program. On behalf of the cessful future for our students! John Muccifori, Class of 1958 Class of 2009 I want to extend our heartfelt gratitude for your generos- Sincerely, 732 549-8518 ity. The program was a huge suc- Linda Remolino, ***** cess and we owe it all to your hard Director of School Counseling work and commitment to our stu- ***** Dear Alumni, dents. For some of our seniors, this Please find enclosed a check to help meant the difference between going Dear Alumni, defray some of the costs of the to college and just dreaming of one Do you remember Winkie Coly? She upcoming Hall of Fame Induction. day going to college. You have made graduated with my sister in 1946. I This is a wonderful and meaningful a huge difference in their lives and think she was a cheerleader. She event which you put a lot of your we as the North Plainfield School married a famous baseball player. I personal time and effort into. This is community are very grateful. think it was Bobby Thompson but I greatly appreciated!! am not sure. I don't know how I I was upset to find out that some of I was honored and humbled to be you did not receive a letter from us remembered this but my grandson inducted into the NPHS Hall of Fame thanking you for your enormous gift collects baseball cards and I was in 2007, an evening which will be of time, money and effort. We apolo- telling him abut it but I said she remembered by me for a very long gize for the "postal issues" and hope married Ted Williams. I always got tim. the two mixed up. Wish I could find that you accept this letter in its place. someone with a '46 yearbook and Thank you for all you do for the For those of you that did receive the get a picture of her to show him. NPHS Alumni Association and for letter, a second 'thank-you' is well the Hall of Fame!! deserved. Ruth Stinson 419 523 5113 Sincerely, Again, our heartfelt thanks for mak- 8150 RD 15 Kalil S. Boghdan ing the dream of a college education Otown, Ohio NPHS Class of 1960 Editor: ***** Dear Alumni Association, From the Archives Ruth, You were right. Elaine "Winkie" Included in this package are year- Coley was a cheerleader, she was books from 1938, 1939, and 1940. a graduate of NPHS in 1946 and These yearbooks were my father's, she married Bobby Thomson, and Charles Schumacher, Class of 1941. her father owned The Cedar Bar My mother, Marian Marshall (later to be known as "Harmony Schumacher was also a member of Street") on the corner of Somerset that class. and Harmony Street I am also sending you in a separate Tell your grandson that Bobby package, the pages from the June 3, Thomson became the most remem- 1941 Courier News listing the mem- bered baseball player for one bers of the class of 1941. 1 pre- home run - "The shot heard round served them the best I could by the world." It was 1951 and his putting them in poster frames. home run beat the Brooklyn Dodg- Enjoy. ers for the National League Pen- nant. There is a plaque by Don Schumacher Watchung Lake commemorating 2916 Woods Place Ashley Burner (right) that event, since he and "Winkie" New Albany, OH 43054 Yale Cup Winner, 1914 lived in Watchung for a long time. Ed Note: Thanks for your He is currently living in South See Page 7 for other picture contribution. Carolina. Page 5 Canucks Christen Krausche in Style continued from page 1 yard run for another score, helping 430 years of offense to the Canucks to a 14-13 lead. North Plainfield's 223, but the only state that On their next passion they needed mattered was the first just five plays to get on the board final score at the new again. Quarter Erick Fredericks Krausche Field. hooked up with - who else? - Green on a 38-yard pass play to push the "This win is tremen- score to 20-13. The two-point con- dous," Lake added. version put the lead at nine points. "Hillside is a very good football team. This is a The margin increased almost imme- very, very good win for diately when Hillside fumbled on the our kids." ensuing series, the result of a smack- ing tackle by senior Mario Herrera. The Krausche Field ribbon-cutting cereamony of the Demon Tyndell fell on the ball, and new turf field five plays later Fredericks sneaked in from the 1: North Plainfield, 28- North Plainfield Education Foundation 13. Raising Funds for Field Completion Hillside would make it close in the The North Plainfield Education Foun- tion today specifically for the Reno- final minutes, but North Plainfield dation is working on projects to fin- vation. Several very interesting do- finished the game taking a knee. ish the infrastructure of the field nor recognition programs have been "The kids were so excited about after installation. Its goal is to raise created in order to reward those playing on the field, I think the big money that will provide for upgrades who help them get the job done! thing was keeping them focused," and/or replacement for the follow- E-mail any questions to: Lake said. "I don't know if that made ing: concession stand, scoreboards, firstname.lastname@example.org or call Bob us win; I think that was effort. I think field lighting, sound system, land- Goellner, President at 908-561-0940. they refused to let themselves down." scaping, bleachers, and other Also, checkout their website @ Hillside won the stat game, totaling projects. The sale of advertising along www.npefnj.org. the fence lines and donations by generous North Plainfield school If you wish to make a donation, alumni will also assist the Founda- please use the form below and mail tion as it helps create a premiere to the North Plainfield Education facility that will be the centerpiece Foundation (all donations are tax of the community. They clearly need deductable). Credit card donations the help of all of our alumni! are accepted. Call the number above to utilize this service or it is available How Can You Help? Join the on their website for your conve- Krausche Field Renovation Com- nience. A receipt will be sent to you mittee (KFRC) and/or make a dona- for your tax records. Make checks payable to: Krausche Field Renovation Committee [KFRC] (left) Dick Williams, Class of ’62 And send to: N. PLFD ED. FOUNDATION P.O. Box 7284 Watchung, NJ 07069 and Ted Amo, Class of ’61 (right) Please indicate the amount of your donation $ ___________________________________ Invest In The Future of Name ______________________________________________________________________ North Plainfield High Address ___________________________________________________________________ City _______________________________________ State ________ Zip _____________ School Phone __________________________ E-Mail ____________________________________ Support The NPHS Class of ______________________________________________________________ Scholarship Program Visit our Web site: http://www.npefnj.org Page 6 Mike Passe, Class of 1996, Inducted Into FDU's Athletic Hall of Fame Mike Passe, NPHS Class of ’96, Passe could have played scholar- and first-team All-Freedom Confer- who helped North Plainfield High ship ball on the Division II level, but ence as a Senior in 2000. School win a Central Group II base- something about FDU seemed right. And he is fondly remembered as a ball title in 1996, was honored It didn't hurt that high school team- key ingredient of North Plainfield's brecently when he was inducted in mate Keith Gaub was going there, 1996 baseball championship, the last Fairleigh Dickinson’s Athletic Hall as well. They remain close all these sectional title by any boys program of Fame. years later. So much, that Gaub in- at the school. troduced Passe during the Hall of "There's no better feeling than being Fame ceremony. Several of their "People still talk about that team. It's recognized and appreciated by the college classmates were in atten- a great source of pride for all of us," school that you went to battle for," dance, as well. said Passe, who lives in Edison and Passe said. teaches at Rahway Middle School. "The camaraderie, doing all the things "At the time, you're 18 and you don't teammates do, that's the best part really think about it, you just go out about being a collegiate athlete," there and get it done, but when you're Passe said. "I rarely thought about in your early 30's and people are still numbers. It's good that the records talking about it, you realize it was kind of added up at the end of my pretty special." career, but I was all about winning." That said, his numbers were out- standing. Playing for FDU's Madi- New Member of Alumni North Plainfield High School Alumn son branch, Passe ended his career Newsletter Staff Mike Passe poses with a sketch of himself that was presented as part ranked second in career triples (15), third in single-season batting aver- Vernon Tuitt III is a 2005 North of his induction into the age (.436) and fourth in all-time Plainfield High School Alumni Fairleigh Dickinson Hall of Fame RBI's (105). He was team MVP who recently graduated from the University of Hartford. He is an aspiring writer looking to break 1914 NPHS Basketball Team into the world of publishing and study the field in graduate studies. In his spare time, Vernon volunteers his services at the North Plainfield Memorial Library. To contribute articles to the News- letter, contact him by e-mail at email@example.com To receive a complementary Newsletter in the mail, send a self-addressed, stamped (61¢) envelope to: NPHS Alumni Association, 145 Cedar St., North Plainfield, NJ 07060. Ashley Burner, Far Right (See Page 5 for other picture) In pencil, write what issue Visit the North Plainfield High School Alumni‘s it is for Web Site at: www.nphsalumni.net Page 7 Class of 1960 CLASS MESSAGES North Plainfield High School Class of 1960 proudly announces its 50th The Alumni Association invites graduates to use this page for Class Reunion to be held on Satur- Class, Reunion or other messages.. day, November 13, 2010 beginning Send messages to: NPHS Alumni Association, at 6 p.m. at The Embassy Suites 145 Cedar Street, North Plainfield, NJ 07060, Hotel, Knightsbridge Road, Attn.: Newsletter Piscataway, NJ. For further information, please con- Yearbook The Class of 1962 tact Henry Kielblock Phone no. 908- NPHS Class of 1962 Reunion was 479-1776 or email Donation held October 20, 2007 at the firstname.lastname@example.org or Pat O'Keefe The Alumni Association has offered Vermeule Mansion. Contacts are Stabile at 908-754-2754 email to the Friends of Vermeule a set of Ray Bersch, 908 229-5886 or email@example.com. NPHS yearbooks to be displayed for firstname.lastname@example.org and Mary public viewing at the Vermeule Diehle 908 359-7161. Mansion on Clinton Avenue and NPHS Class of 1949 Greenbrook Road. Class of 1959 60th Reunion, was held October 17, The collection will be as complete as 2009 at the Crowne Plaza (formerly possible dating back to the 1920s NPHS Class of 1959 50th Reunion. Somerset Marriott), 110 Davidson and will be kept current annually. October 8-10, 2009 Avenue, Somerset, NJ. If anyone has extra yearsbooks they North Plainfield area contact: Bonnie Contact Mel Lerer (732) 873-1960 do not need or if you want to replace Baron Shrager 732-356-8808. or email@example.com for more in- a lost yearbook, contact the Alumni Emil: firstname.lastname@example.org formation. Association, 145 Cedar Street, North Plainfield, NJ 07060 or phone 908 756 2776. Classes of ’33 to ’35 NPHS Classes of 1933 to 1935 will hold their next reunion Missing Year Books on Thursday, June 25, 2009 at the Include: Dunellen Hotel on Washington Av- enue, Dunellen, starting at noon. Any- Shore Canuck 1939, 1940, 1949, 1951, 1959 and one interested should contact Art Club 2008. Lederer 908 754-8252. If anyone has a year book they The Shore Canuck Club held its would like to donate, please contact annual reunion on Thursday, May the Alumni Association. Class of 1949 Yearbook 14, 2009 at the Crystal Point Yacht Mel Lerer, NPHS Class of 1949, is Club in Point Pleasant, NJ. Ap- looking for an extra yearbook from proximately one hundred graduates NPHS Class of 1947 his class. If anyone knows of any, of North Plainfield High School liv- Contact Anita Schorb, 247 Jefferson please contact The Alumni Associa- ing at the shore attended. Avenue, North Plainfield, NJ 07060. tion, 908 756-2776 or carusodesign The next shore get-together will be 908 756 5149. @comcast.net held on Thursday, May 20, 2010. The Crystal Point Yacht Club is 1980 Class Reunion contact: Class Contacts located on the Manasquan River email@example.com We need up-to-date Class Lists for next to the Route 70 bridge. 732-713-3030 the next NPHS Alumni Directory. For more information contact: Joan 1945 Class Reunion contact: On a disc, if possible, or a hard copy. McCarthy Williamson at 732-899- Pat Allegar 908-889-4712 or Send to: NPHS Alumni Association, 0009. Harry Krausse 908-757-6654 145 Cedar Stree, North Plainfield, NJ 07060 Page 8 NPHS Grads in the Military Army National Guard Spec. Denita Navy Seaman Abraham M. Quino- completed U.S. Navy basic training L. Jenkins has returned to the nes of North Plainfield recently com- at Recruit Training command, Great United States after being deployed pleted basic training and was meri- Lakes, Ill., with honors. overseas in support of Operation toriously promoted to his current During the eight-week program, Iraqi Freedom. Jenkins, a Human rank at Recruit Training Command, Ramos completed a variety of train- Resource Specialist, is normally Great Lakes, IL. He is the son of ing which included classroom study assigned to the 154th Quartermas- Nelida Torres of North Plainfield and practical instruction on naval ter Company, Plainsboro. She has and is a 2009 graduate of North customs, first aid, firefighting, water three years of military service. She Plainfield High School. safety and survival, and shipboard is the daughter of Richard L. Allen ***** and aircraft safety. of Linden and Denise Barnes of North Plainfield. Spec. Jenkins is a Navy Airman Gerardo S. Ramos, An emphasis was also placed on 2004 graduate of North Plainfield son of Renia A. and Salvador E. physical fitness. High School. Ramos of North Plainfield, recently Ramos is a 2009 graduate of North Plainfield High School. ***** From the NPHS Principal's Desk Air Force Airman Tevin M. Henry December 2009 just as our football team won the graduated from basic military train- Thanksgiving Day game against ing at Lackland Air Force Base, San Dear Alumni: South Plainfield. The NPHS Cheer- Antonio, Texas. The leaves have fallen, our fall ath- leaders and Marching Band con- letic season has come to an end and tinue with their winning traditions The airman completed an intensive, winter practices have begun. We and have brought home first and eight-week program that including are proud of the accolades our teams second place trophies from the nu- training in military discipline and stud- and individual students have received merous competitions they have been ies, Air Force core values, physical during the season. involved in this year. The cheerlead- fitness, and basic warfare principles ers will be featured in a documen- and skillls. On October 9, the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony took place on our newly tary series entitled “What is He is the son of Terrence Henry of refurbished Upper Krausche Field. America?” Please visit our website North Plainfield. Henry is a 2009 Our new field now hosts football to read the news articles pertaining graduate of North Plainfield High games as well as soccer, field hockey, to them. School. baseball and softball games. Begin- “Canuck Pride” is alive and strong ning the process of applying to col- here at NPHS and I look forward to Clubs for Kids leges and gathering those recom- meeting more alumni as the winter The NPHS Alumni Association is mendations for admissions is on the season begins and we head indoors offering free golf clubs to North minds of our seniors. The under- for athletics. Please feel free to Plainfield High School, Middle classmen are knuckling down and contact the school to find out how S c h o o l , o r B o r o u g h st u d en t s striving for academic excellence and you can assist today’s students as who are interested in playing golf bolstering those GPA’s. The faculty they carry on the proud traditions but cannot afford clubs to get and staff are gearing up for another that you all worked to create. started. fun winter with all of the excitement I would like to wish the alumni a Contact Frank Caruso, Class of and challenges that winter brings. ’49 at: 908 756 2776. joyful holiday and a Happy New Our Varsity Boys’ Soccer Team Year. The Alumni Association is also made it to the States as well as our offering excess clubs to the Go Canucks! Girls’ Field Hockey Team. The "First Tee Organization" and to the Boys’ Basketball Team is looking to Sincerely, Lyons Veterans Administration in repeat as Conference Champions Jerard W. Stephenson Lyons, NJ. Principal Page 9 NPHS 50th Reunion, October 9, 2009 Obituaries Tami Koppelman, 23, died July 18, 2009. She was a 2003 graduate of NPHS. Roy Ohlman, 74, died September 8, 2009, He was a 1952 graduate of NPHS. Florence Thomas Zhelesnik, 67, died August 17, 2009. She was a 1960 graduate of NPHS. Matthew Carlomagno, 84, died September 12, 2009. He was a 1942 graduate of NPHS. Irv Cohen, 79, died September 26, On the floor: (left to right): Doug Long, Mary Jo VanWinkle Dapice, Bonnie 2009. He was a 1949 graduate of Baron shrager, Lois Clendening diDomenico NPHS. Rout 1: (SEATED) Jim Vitelli, Connie Catanzaro Kenney, Priscilla Babay Sidney Piness, MD, 89, died Octo- DeMoss, Dennis Deady, Gretchen Vollmer Dombro, Burton Weiss, Carl ber 17, 2009. He was a 1938 gradu- Hunt, Betty Gilbert Murray, George Sayre ate of NPHS. Row 2: (standing) Dante DeMatteo, Robert Ames, Richard Bedner, Alex Mary McDonough White, 102, jaszek, Kathy Krohn LaRocca, Donald Napier, Judy Kosteck McKusker, died November 13, 2009. She was a Rachel Richardson Villani, Carole Grundke Wilson, Betsy Poulson Smith, 1924 graduate of NPHS and the Lois Fine Rosenkrantz, Judy Chandler Podpora, Jim Feller, Nancy Sturcke, oldest known graduate. Marie Butscher Lauducci, Bruce Stine, David Beck John “Bob” Gunther, 79, died Row 3: Keith Beyers, Kurt Hesebeck, Jack Plimpton, Allan Eiring, Fred December 8, 2009. He was a 1949 Letter, Roger Seal, John Mattson graduate of NPHS. Row 4: Ed Krusman, Ray Vico, Doug Kerr, John Mazza Krausche Field Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of New Turf Field (See Page 6 for story) Honorary Co-Captains Dick Williams (left) Class of 1962 and Ralph Sorrentino Class of 1958 at the dedication of the new Somerset County Freeholder Mr. and Mrs. Matt Lewis with Turf Field at Krausche Field Pat Walsh (left) NPCouncilman Skil Stebile Page 10 It’s Here!!! The Video History of North Plainfield, New Jersey “North Plainfield and Its Neighbors” Produced by: Channel 35, Fanwood, NJ and George Weiss for the North Plainfield High School Alumni Association Narrated by Antoinette Rinehart, NPHS Class of 1943 and Dedicated to the Memory of Marion Blair Milne, NPHS Class of 1919 90-minute VHS of Vintage Photos and Historical Dialogue • This will help preserve the Heritage of North Plainfield It will make an Ideal Gift All Net Proceeds to Benefit The North Plainfield High School Alumni Scholarship Fund Topics: Washington House 1727 • Early North Plainfield . . . 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