Gremlins Pennant:
Gremlins Pennant

Newsletter Committee hard at work!:
Newsletter Committee hard at work!

Gallitzin High School - New building:
Gallitzin High School - New building

T-Shirts for Sale: Featuring Gremlin logo. $10 each.
T-Shirts for Sale

Gallitzin Tunnels Park and Museum: Over 450 tulips adorn the entrance to the Tunnels Park and Museum. Be sure to visit when you're in town!
Gallitzin Tunnels Park and Museum

Newsletter Committee hard at work!:
Newsletter Committee hard at work!

Dinner / Dance
Oriental Ballroom, Gallitzin, Pennsylvania - Sunday, September 2, 2012 - 5:00 pm

Well, are you ready, it's that time of year again, we are making plans for our annual Alumni Homecoming Dinner and Dance. The last few years we have had a really nice attendance of alumni, family and friends. If you have a large party attending and would like to sit together, we ask that you include the names of the individuals when requesting tickets. We hope you will request your reservations early. We need to receive them no later than AUGUST 25, 2012 so we can inform our caterer of the count. LATE REQUESTS WILL BE SEATED IN THE REMAINING SEATS AVAILABLE. We do our best to accommodate everyone so please inform us if you have someone using a walker or someone in a wheelchair. We do have an area where there are steps to get to a seating area. I will be glad to make your reservations and help in any way I can. You can contact me Jane (Madonna) Marcinko at 814-886-7130. Please make a "date" on 9-2-2012 and come and enjoy our annual Homecoming.

Class of 1962

Class of 1962

Patricia Pigza Arsiniega
Mary Ann Vetakis Ashford
*Thomasine Gabella Ball
*William Blakney
Ronald Boldizar
Mary Lou Bradley
Carol Knee Brown
Nancy Felus Buck
Margaret Pigza Cervenka
Thomas Clossin
Ruth Madigan Cohn
Judy Microsh Craycraft
*Rose Petyak Culley
Rose Marie Stanley Davis
Thomas Delozier
Mary (Wally) Peters Dennis
Janet Storm Durbin
Stanley Dutko
Cecelia Dibosky Ebner
Irene Erculiani
Arlene LaRue Eyer
Nancy McCarty Gibbons
*Frances Beiswenger Grouthan
Anita Toffy Grove
Michael Herhei
Jane Ratchford Inks
Gary Julian
*Anthony Klisiewicz
Nancy Dashner Knee
*Joan Simmers Kunsman
Theresa Madigan Kutruff
Anna Marie DeCarlo Lajudice
Joan Fergusun Lewis
Regis Lynch

James Madigan
Jane Kochara Maurer
*Danyl Mazzocco
Gerlad Mikolajczyk
Audrey Conrad Mundorff
*Gerald Murray
Fayann Sanker Novak
John Pigza
Francis Pilarez
Donald Plunkett
Richard Pugh
Margaret Merlini Quinn
Daniel Ratchford
Patrick Reed
Catherine Herhei Resch
David Resch
Joseph Ricche
Thomas Ricche
Linda Evon Rose
Kathleen Lingafelt Ruff
Anthony Salpino
Barbara Grogan Savino
Joseph Shyrock
Judy Brady Stevens
Myra Booterbaugh Stevens
*Ronald Strasser
Nancy DelGrande Szpala
Ronald Szpala
Marilyn Thompson
George Tutko
Bruce Vasas
*Raymond Wess
Thomas Wetzel
*John Whitcore


Dinner Menu

Again this year, Mazz's #1 Catering (Phil Mazzarese) will be serving our annual Alumni Dinner. Wouldn't it be nice to attend and share old times and reminisce with family and aluni friends. Our dinner menu is:

  • Beef Braciole (stuffed steak)
  • Scalloped Potatoes
  • Mediterranean Vegetables
  • Fresh Autumn Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
  • Homemade Apple Cake w/ Cool Whip
  • Coffee or Tea


Again this year, we plan to have a professional photographer on hand to take a group photo of the Class of '62, as well as the Scholarship recipients, couples or individuals. Photos can be purchased in advance (Master Card accepted). Prices are $15.00 for an 8x10, $10.00 for a 5x7, and prices include shipping and handling. Enlargements and images on CD will also be available. Visit Studio C on the web, at See you in September.

Susan Gargon-Centino
STUDIO C Photography
154 North Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701
Phone: 240-446-6085


Back by popular demand, "The Rattlers" will play the music for the evening. As we told you before, the band is one of our hometown groups started by the Myers Brothers. We hope you have an enjoyable evening.

Church Services

Start your day on a positive note by attending a service at at the Methodist Church or St. Demetrius Church in Gallitzin. After the service, join alumni and friends for coffee and donuts at the St. Demetrius Church hall downstairs after the 11:00 am mass.

United Methodist Church: Sun. 10:00 AM
St. Demetrius Church: Sat. 4:00 PM, Sun. 8:00 AM, Sun. 11:00 AM

Honoring Angie Capriotti's Dedication

Every Year at our Homecoming we honor the fifty year class,
Year after year flies by so fast.

Angie Capriotti has always been in charge of them,
She has done everything in her power, again and again.

From compiling an address and phone list of classmates,
To making favors to set by their plates.

Her job is like planning a separate party,
When you get classmates with spouse or guest there are about fifty or sixty.

She orders flowers for each graduate of the fifty year class,
Angie has taken on this job many, many years in the past.

After all these years she has stepped down and resigned,
We all have many great memories left behind.

She has always done such a wonderful job,
We never wanted her to stop.

We want to thank you Angie for all your hard work for many years past, We know there isn't anyone who will do such a great job with the fifty year class.

But you know we won't leave you alone,
Because we are still going to need your help even by phone.

So when we have a problem or question,
You know we will call you again and again.

All we can say again is "Thank you ever so much",
"And you are a great Lady from all of us with Love".

Written by Eileen A. Fabbri
May 7, 2012

Remember When (1962)

U.S. President: John F. Kennedy
U.S. Vice President: Lyndon B. Johnson

Cost of Living

New House: $18,200.00
Average Income: $5,556.00
New Car: $3,125.00
Gasoline: $0.31
U.S. Postage: $0.04
Minimum Wage: $1.15/hr
Bread: $0.25/loaf
Eggs: $0.54
Sugar: $0.89 per 10 lb
Milk: $1.65/Gallon
Bacon: $0.67
Hamburger: $0.40/lb
Tuition to Harvard University: $1,520.00

Birth Notices

Joan Cusock
Evander Holyfield
Demi Moore
Jodie Foster

Popular Singers

The Beatles
Bob Dylan
Chubby Chucker
Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons
Neil Sedaka
Roy Orbinson
Shirley Bassey

Popular Films

West Side Story
El Cid
Lawrence of Arabia
To Kill a Mockingbird
Dr. No (1st James Bond Movie)

Popular TV Shows

Beverly Hillbillies
Dick Van Dyke Show
The Tonight Show (Johnny Carson)

What Happened in 1962

Marilyn Monroe found dead from apparent overdose of sleeping pills (Aug 5th)

First Wal-Mart discount store opened in Bentonville, Arkansas

First K-Mart department store opened in Garden City, Michigan

First US rocket Ranger IV lands on the moon (April 26th)

John H. Glenn becomes first American to orbit the earth during Friendship 7 orbit

Oral Polio Vaccine developed by Albert Sabin given to millions of children to combat polio

Life Expectancy: 70.1 years

Paul L. Gargon (Class of 1953)


Gallitzin Area Alumni Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 1, Gallitzin, PA 16641
(814) 886-7578

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