Graduates From Laurelton In "The 50's"

Abramson, Sheila (Klein) - skleinp@aol.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1951
Currently living in New York, NY. Graduated P.S. 156 In 1948. Does anyone remember Mrs. Wenhold? Senior Class teacher was Mrs. Sears. Does anyone rember Mrs. Mable Claus? She taught 1st or 2nd grade and no one misbehaved in class because she told us that her husband's name was "Santa."

Adler, John - bjadler1@optonline.net - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1959
Currently living in Highland Park, NJ.

Alman, Dan - Alman@bellsouth.net - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1953
Now living in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Very nice web site; I hope it grows. I lived on 229St. (130-54) from birth to around 1953. LA 8-5822. Then college, U.S. Navy, followed by move to So. Florida. Laurelton history includes PS 156, LJC, Alpha Phi Pi, LIRR, Q5, the "Itch," Shultzes, great Pizza and great memories.

Antler, Stephen - santler@swes.net - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1955
This site has triggered many memories. I lived on 228th St and 138th Ave-a block away from 156. Laurelton (and the 50s) was such an innocent time and Laurelton now seems like a very protected place where growing up was relatively calm and totally safe. I've lived in Brookline, MA for the last 32 years and brought up two daughters while teaching and consulting. In some ways Brookline is very similar to Laurelton with a strong community and close relations with neighbors. I see many familiar names on the web site and it has brought back many pleasant memories. I'd be pleased to hear from people from that that time.

Applebaum, Judy (Davidson) - Judyhouse@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1959
Hi, anyone who might be looking for me. I have very fond memories of growing up in Laurelton. The "hot spots" like Raabs, and Zickermans and Sharry's played a big part of my childhood. Life's road has been rather interesting. I married and lived in Youngstown, Ohio, then moved to Toronto, Canada for nine years. I am now in Coral Springs, Florida and have been for 30 years. I run into Laureltonians and it is a blast to remember. Please feel free to call or email me as I would love to hear from any of my old friends.

Arens, Beverly (Heller) - bev.heller@gmail.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1956
Lived in Laurelton till I married Harold Heller, who also lived in Laurelton and graduated AJHS, (1960). (Hal deceased since 1994). We moved to NJ in 1963. Presently I live in Somerset, NJ and would love to hear from those who remember us

Auslander, Ellen - reitkopp60@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1957
Currently living in Chevy Chase, MD. Carol was definitely right! Laurelton never leaves us even on a boat on the Yangzee River. The couple looked so familiar and it turned out to be a friend of my sister, Judy. Now I find out that Laurelton has moved to Florida. I have photos of old friends in H.S. and will have to digitize and send.

Axelrod, Jane (Green) - janeagreen@comcast.net - Southside H.S. - Class of 1959
Graduated from P.S. 132 in 1955, then moved away. Currently living in Philadelphia, PA.

Bach, William - wsbachesquire@aol.com - Rhodes Prep/Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1953
Currently living in Washington, DC. I am in the process of writing a book about my life. I would like to be in touch with the friends that I grew up with. I was fortunate to have them part of my life.

Barnes, Phyllis (Markowitz), - Joelmarko@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1954
Currently living in Fair Lawn, NJ

Barron, Michael - emzeebee@aol.com - Brooklyn Tech - Class of 1951
Currently living in Boynton Beach, FL

Baruch, Alan - roofusstudios@yahoo.com - Henley Prep. - Class of 1959
Lived at 135-19 228th St., Phone LA5-6287. Graduated P.S. 156 in 1955. Went into the Army in 1960, and never really went back to Laurelton. Married to my wife for the last 42 years, have two girls, and three grand children. Still very active; ride Harleys and horses. Live in Punta Gorda Florida since 1988 after moving my company from New Jersey.   Website: www.roofusstudios.com

Baum, Stanley - stanleybaum@bellsouth.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1954
Currently living in Pembroke Pines, FL.

Bayliss, Lynn (Gosser) - lbgosser@hotmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1957
Currently living in Port Angeles, WA. I attended PS132 from 1st grade through 8th, graduating in 1953. My favorite teachers at Jackson were Mr. Blatt and Dr. Schlumph. Great memories!

Becker, Richard - rbecker1@cfl.rr.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1952
Currently living in Indian Harbour Beach, FL. Lived at 131-66-225 St. from 1934 to 1954

Becker, Robert "Bob" - navyflyer@att.net - Malverne H.S. - Class of 1950
Currently living in Satellite Beach, FL. I was born in Springfield Gardens in 1932, grew up in Laurelton and attended PS 132, graduating in 1946. Brother was Richard (Dick) Becker. Family moved from Laorelton in 1956. Lived at 131-66-225 St. Several of my PS 132 classmates were; Conrad Titell, John McNamra, George Hughes, Tom Doyle, Edgar Cronin, Richard Strauss, Elsie Bratten. Mrs. Leonard was the gym teacher, Mrs. Florence Conklin was the principal. Graduated Duke Univ, USNaval service, retired as Commander, Vice President - United Airlines (Retired). Any PS 132 class of 1946 classmates still around??

Belicove, Vera (Gitten) - vgitten@yahoo.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1956
I'm Vera Belicove Gitten PS156 '52 and Far Rockaway '56 I had posted on the "old" site and I just discovered this one. Many thanks to you, Skip. If anyone remembers me, I would love to hear from you. Maybe you remember my husband Larry Gitten or my brother Vic Belicove.

Bell, Bobby - bbb39@bellsouth.net - Brooklyn Tech - Class of 1957
Currently living in Boca Raton, FL. Attended PS 156 Queens, class of 1953.  I recently heard from Faith Martin (after59 years) who, like me graduated from PS 156 in 1953. We learned (much to our surprise) that our sons knew each other an both were in Miami Beach, FL the day before I heard from Faith, for the first time. What a lovely surprise.
It has been a long time since I have been back to Laurelton, however I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the pictures of PS 156 and Merrick Road through the years. After leaving Laurelton, I graduated from NYU in 1961 and the Univ. of Calif. (Berkeley Law) in 1964. I am retired and live in Boca Raton, FL. Prior to retirement I practiced law in NYC and was a Professor at NYU (where my son is presently a trustee) Unfortunately I missed the Florida reunion this past March and look forward to another one. I have a wonderful son and daughter and two lovely grandchildren.  I look forward to seeing updates in the website and will help to keep it going,

Benedetto, Marie (Hagan) - reemail23@yahoo.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1952
Currently living in Bohemia, NY.

Berkman, Bruce - berkmanb@aol.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1953
Currently living in New York, NY. I have visited the site several times and have seen many familiar names. One common theme that runs through everyone's comments is that specialness that we all felt about Laurelton and what a unique time it was. I have always stayed around NY and have lived in Manhattan for the past 40 some years. My father first rented a house prior to 1939 on 229th Street and we bought and moved to 135-08 230th Street ,just a block from P.S. 156. I was a member of AZA. I had several great years enjoying my last few years in high school. I am still friends with Arthur Handler and Carlee and Happy Cohen. My sister Evelyn has kept in contact with a number of people as well, so we hear about the reunions in Florida. I went to the one at the Lawrence Country Club 10-15 years ago. That was great and wish we could do it again. Would be happy to hear from anyone of the old group.

Berkowitz, Mattie (Kraus) - mbdk64@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1956
Currently living in Boca Raton, FL.

Berman, Louis - louberman@goeaston.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1956
Now living in Easton, MD. I lived at 131-31-226 St. in Laurelton from 1940 to 1960. I graduated from PS 132 in 1952. I was in Boy Scout Troop 345 and Mu Sigma.

Birnbaum, Donald - donelb65@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1957
Hi Laureltonites, I'm currently living in Melville, NY. Over the years I ran into a few old friends from the good old days. I would be able to help out
friends who are looking for friends...I am looking for an old girl friend by the name ELSE MILNER from MENTONE ST. she might have gone to
FRHS and grad around 1960. Also might go under the name of SUSAN BROOKS. If anyone knows or heard any info it will be greatly appreciated
donelb65@aol.com

Blaho, Roger - rsbarch@verizon.net - Brooklyn Tech - Class of 1953
I am a PS 132 graduate, class of 1949. Currently living in Cortlandt Manor, NY. I will send a class photo when I can dig it up.  Website: rsbarch.com

Blucher, Ellen (Blake) - ellieswimmin@gmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1958
Currently living in Santa Monica, CA. I was also a member of the LJC Theater Workshop when Joe Romano was our director...would love to hear from fellow member actors....or any other alumni from P.S.156 and/or Andrew Jackson. My sisters are Marion and Vicki Blucher. We grew up on 229th St. just a block or two south of Merrick and Schultzies. This site is incredible. Thanks to all of you for all the work.

Boening, Dorothy (Manning) - dottynb@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1953
Currently living in North Babylon, NY. Did not see many stories of Rosedale. Is there a different site for that town? Went to P.S. 38 and graduated in '53. Enjoyed seeing Laurelton movie house. Brought back lots of memories. Saw 2 films and the news in the 50's

Boesen, Lawrence "Larry" - ltboesen@hotmail.com - Brooklyn Tech
Currently living in Crestline, CA. While teaching Geometry in Covina, California, I happened to mention that I went to PS 38 In New York. A pretty black girl in the first row said "Mr. Boesen, I went to 38". After comparing notes, I learned that it was true. She grew up in Laurelton, then as her father, Johney Roseboro, of the Brooklyn Dodgers, came out to LA, the family settled in Covina.

Bolen, Alice (Purus) - totoasp12@hotmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1959
Believe it or not I still live in Laurelton. Anyone who wants an update let me know. Ann Feurerstein Ostrofsky told me about this site. Would love to hear from old friends.

Bolen, Jason - jbolen46@aol.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1953

Bressler, Diana (Goldberg) - dbg38@yahoo.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1956
Went to P.S. 138 and then on to FRHS. Living in Marblehead, MA. Have two children and four grandchildren.
Website: http://heartbeatproperties.com/

Brick, Beverly (Nassau) - artrose1@aol.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1957
What a wonderful trip down memory lane this website has provided. I lived at 139-17 226 St., right across the street from Nancy Bradie. My Dad, David, was one of the owners of Dial Drugs. I'm married to Gary, a Westchester import, thanks to the Throggs Neck bridge, otherwise I'd have been geographically undesirable. We have two children and two grandchildren. We split our time between North Woodmere and Boca Raton. Stroll down memory lane: Remember Sheppy's Appetizing Store on Merrick Road? He continued doing what he knows best in Merrick for many years. His associate Ray was a neighbor of ours here in NY. When our son attended Hebrew High School in the early '80s one of his teachers was Rabbi Goredetzer from the Laurelton Jewish Center Hebrew school. It was so exciting to see names of friends from the "good old days". I'd love to hear from anyone out there who remembers me.

Brick, Jerry - brickjerry@aol.com - Brooklyn Tech H.S. - Class of 1955
What great memories this website brought back. I lived in Laurelton for 20 years up until I got married. I live in Northbrook, Illinois and my kids grew up here, but it's not Laurelton. My Dad was one of the owners of Dial drugs and my mom still lives in Woodmere. My sisters, Beverly and Rachelle, live in North Woodmere and Merrick.

Brill, Arline (Shapiro) - exteach345@yahoo.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1955
Currently living in Coconut Creek, FL.

Broadwin, Stanley - broadwin@aol.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1950
Currently living in Jericho, NY.  Hi: I lived a 135-44 229th St. I belonged to the Jesters. Went to PS 156 from 1941-'46, Far Rockaway HS from 1946 to 50, and NYU Commerce from 1950 to '54. Married Judy Edelson, (AJHS '51) in August, 1954.  Now living is Jericho and NYC. Would love to locate Howard Friedman from 226th St, and Charlotte Bernstein, 234th St.

Buckley, Jack - jackbuckley34@yahoo.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1952
Currently living in Lynbrook, NY. Graduated PS 156 1949. l lived on 230th Place. Laurelton was a great place to grow up. Had great times playing softball and basketball in the playground.

Buechner, Ann Carol (Musarra) - acmalaska@yahoo.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1955
I lived in Rosedale until I married and moved to Calif. I then moved to Alaska and again moved to NM and now live in Prescott Valley, Arizona. I am married to Charlie who lived in NJ and I didn't meet til we were in Alaska. My very best friend is Betty Haggarty and we still visit and keep in touch.

Cantor, Stephen - sdcantor@cox.net - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1955
Thank you Skip, This is a wonderful way to find old friends. After graduating from FRHS I went to Queens College then on to Univ. of Rochester to get a Ph. D. in Organic Chemistry. Have spent the last 45 years working as a research chemist and just recently retired. I have two children and four grandchildren. I am still have several close friends from Laurelton some of whom were in my fraternity Sigma Phi. My wife and I have attended a number of Far Rockaway reunions as well a Laurelton one too. We live in Cheshire, CT and have a ski condo at Mt. Snow in VT.

Carr, Marty - macarr1958@aol.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1956
Hi would like to hear from my many friends from Laurelton. I gradusted P.S. 156 in 52 and Far Rockaway H.S. in 56. I now reside in Lake Worth, Florida.

Carusona, Elinore (McAlonen) - jacknellie@bellsouth.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1958
Currently living in Dunnellon, FL. I have heard from two classmates from Laurelton. It was a great surprise and I enjoyed hearing from them. They were Phillip Franco and Audrey (Silberstein) Mannoni, both 1954 graduates.  The wonder of the internet. I often think about Laurelton and how I would love to take a trip up and down the streets of my memory. I'm going to look for some old photos to share.

Cherkoss, Richard - rcherk@comcast.net - Forest Hills H.S. - Class of 1956
Currently living in Plantation, FL.  I moved from 135-53 232rd. St. in 1951. Looking at the stores I remember a fur shop on the south side between 229 and 231 called Shadick's. When I would be going to the movies I would stop by. In the back there was Moe Shadick, my grandfather who lived on 229 and some other 'old' guys playing pinochle; they were always good for some small change.  I kinda belonged to a hobby shop on Mentone. I used to build and fly model planes. Flo, who ran the shop and her husband who had a different job, often took the kids to the abandoned airstrip behind the Sunrise Drive-In to fly our planes. I used to cut Hebrew school and flip baseball cards in the P.S. 156 school yard.  We had an empty lot across from our house. We dug big foxholes and built fires to roast potatoes. They would be all burned on the outside but soft and white on the inside, what a treat. When I got home my mom would smell the smoke on my clothes and I was sent to my room, worth it.
We used to go horseback riding. When we had some extra money we rented from Whitey's and rode thru what became north Woodmere. We got cheap horses from John's. I think they pulled wagons during the week thru the weeds/swamp that ran up to Rockaway Blvd. and the edge of the airport.

Cohen, Edith (Cowan) - ecowan10@juno.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1959
Currently living in New York, NY.

Cohen, Eleanor (Greenberg) - legreen1@verizon.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1959
I hope someone remembers me. I lived in Laurelton on 223rd Street and 135th Avenue. I now live in Southern California (Murrieta) and have lived here for 46 years. I'm married and have four great sons and six exceptional grandchildren. I do get to NY occasionally as we still have family there. Would love to talk via phone, internet, or in person to someone who remembers me. Hope to hear from somebody(ies).

Cohen, Ellen (Mandel) - emu_elka@yahoo.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1956
Currently living in Overland Park, KS. I lived at 130-49 224th St. from 1941 until 1959. PS 132 was my elementary school from kindergarten through eighth grade. It would be a delight to hear from anyone who remembers me.

Cohen, Joyce (Winter) - Joycewin@verizon.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. – Class of 1956
Currently living in Manalapan , NJ.

Cohen, Ruth  (Sheldon) - shelru@aol.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1959
Currently living in New York, NY

Cohn, Linda (Gurry) - lindagurry@gmail.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1952
How wonderful to find browse site! Laurelton was such an idyllic place to grow up. I pretty much left the area when I went away to college where I met my husband, but still stay in touch with some old friends. Don & I got married when I graduated. He was drafted (remember the draft) and our first couple of years were spent in Germany. When we came back we moved to NJ, first Englewood, then Ridgewood.

In 2000 we retired, sold the home we'd lived in for 32 years, and bought a motorhome. Our plan was to travel for a year or two, and then decide what to do next. After eight years as vagabonds, we're still going. We ski during the winters, cycle and hike in the summers, and are loving our life. We have friends all over the country now but would be happy to have a few more, if any of you care to write.

Connick, Roseann (Vojacek) - rojoevoj@embarqmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1959
Currently living in Pataskala, OH. I lived at 233-05-131st Ave, from 1948-1959. Went to P.S. 38 then AJHS. Moved 2weeks after graduating to the Columbus, OH area. Was told about this sight by a new friend.  Hi, Does any one remember the Pasta Shop next to the Grand Union store? It was between GU and the Rug Shop. You could watch them make ravioli on the way to school. Across Merrick Road from the GU was an Italian Cheese shop, don't remember the name but it was owned by a classmate of mine in P.S. 38. Also at the corner of Merrick and 233rd NW was a dog kennel. Used to reek and was noisy. Roseann V.

Corn, Reynold "Renny" - reynoldcorn@comcast.net - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1951
Lived In East Meadow, New York until October 2008 with my wife and childhood Laurelton sweetheart, Rhoda Gerstel when we moved to Massachusetts to be near my son, Stephen and his family. Am still working full time as a legal consultant to hospitals. Originally lived at 138-15 223 St in Laurelton. My family owned Boys' Centre of Laurelton, a clothing store on 231St. Merrick Rd. During the summers I taught driving at the Laurelton Auto Driving School on Francis Lewis Blvd near Merrick Rd. Would like to hear from old friends.

Craft, Ruth (Lax) - RLCSW@optonline.net - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1956
Currently living in Manalapan, NJ. I was on the original site and just saw this one. Thanks, Skip - So many years later - Laurelton lives on. If anyone would like to get in touch with me I would love to hear from you.

Dankner, Barbara (Neiman) - bobbi508@msn.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1958
Currently living in Melville, NY. There is a special bond between people that grew up in Laurelton. It was a very special and unique place and it will always be an integral part of my life.

Dankner, Mal - shrinkmcd@optonline.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1956
Currently living in Southampton, NY. Hello to all you PS 156 and Far Rockaway alums! Would love to say hi to old friends from Laurelton and Cambria Heights...as well, you can check me out online at www.wpkn.org and listen to "The American Popular Song."

Dankner, Suzanne (Greenberg) - szan10@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1959
Currently living in Melville, NY. I actually lived in Cambria Hts. but was friendly with all of the Laurelton kids, My brother is Malcolm Dankner, many of you know him and my Dad was Sam Dankner from Dankner's Pharmacy. What a great idea.

Davis, Gustave "Gus" - gustave.davis@yale.edu - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1955
Currently living in Orange, CT.

Dean, Edward - eldean_florida@yahoo.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1959
Currently living in The Villages, FL. We lived at 131-21 224th Street until 1957 when my family moved to St. Petersburg, FL. I graduated P.S. 132 in 1955 and attended Andrew Jackson until 1957. I wonder if any of my friends from the old days are still around. I haven't seen any of their names. Where are you Peter Korn, Howie Silversmith, Steve Fischman, Steve Falk, and all the other guys?
Website: http://edlin-micro.tripod.com

DeFalco, John - oclafed@comcast.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1959
Currently living in Marlborough, MA. I would love to hear from any of my "old" friends.

Denenberg, Bruce - bdeneberg@aol.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1955
Currently living in Boca Raton , FL and married to FRHS 1956 alum Susan Wendroff.

Dickstein, Marion (Sherman) - marionsher@aol.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1958
Sunrise, FL. I am looking forward to hearing from old friends.

Drubin, Gilbert - gldrubin@aol.com - Far Rockaway H.S. & Methan H.S. - Classs of 1956
Currently living in Tucson, AZ. Went to Shimer JHS for SP program (3 years done in 2). Would like to hear from any Mu Sigma brothers 1952-195

Drucker, Edmond - ginaed9@gmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1953
Currently living in Great Neck, NY. I lived on 232nd street between 131st and 133rd avenues from l938 until l961. Attended PS 38 and graduated from PS 156, then AJHS class of 1953. I have thoroughly enjoyed perusing this site, seeing names I haven't thought about for many years, and remembering vividly those individuals. Would love to hear from anyone who remembers me.

Edelman, Barbara (Simon) - Sezsimon2@aol.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1956
Currently living in ArdsleyonHudson, NY.

Edelman, Marcia (Fabbro) - fabbromar@aol.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1952
Currently living in Studio City, CA. Hi all, do you remember the twins? Sandy and I lived in Laurelton from 1944 to 1957 at 137-11 225th St. LA 8-3751. We went PS 156, Far Rockaway HS and Queens College. We both taught Math at Andrew Jackson HS from Sept. 1956 to June 1957. We moved to Los Angeles at that time. Our friends included Eleanor Salinger (we reunited a few years ago), Eileen Rochlin, Floris Pinchuck, Selma Pachter, Francine Margolis, Carol Negin, Barbara Silfen and so many others. Great memories!

Edelman, Sandra "Sandy" (Cohen) - sandyc0210@aol.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1952
Currently living in Valley Village, CA. Thanks to Debi Waller for her pictures, especially her home at 137-11 225th Street. That was Marcia's and my home from 1944 to 1952. Made us both teary.

Edwards, Beth (Greene) - elimilo@aol.com - Erasmus, then FRHS 2 years - Class of 1953
Currently living in Boynton Beach, FL. I graduated FRHS in January, 1953.

Ehrlich, Barbara (Reich) - babsbabies@aol.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1956
Reading this website brought back the most fabulous memories of the simple days of growing up in Laurelton. Those were the days. I am currently living in Boca Raton with my husband Jules, but our two children, each with two children of their own, live in Manhattan. I see Judy Miller Melnick (Andrew Jackson 1954) and Barbara Weiss (Andrew Jackson 1956)frequently. Recently, thanks to my niece who found this website, I heard from and responded to Ruthie Silverman who I lived down the street from on Francis Lewis Blvd. Also just made a renewed friendship with Brenda Tursky Wolf (Far Rockaway 1956) who was my best friend (went to camp together and even roomed at college together). Judy, Barbara and Brenda are all living in Boynton Beach. Look forward to hearing from people and reading more of the web's notes.

Ehrlich, Jerrold - ehrlich.jerrold@gmail.com - Stuyvesant H.S. - Class of 1951
Currently living in Livingston Manor, Sullivan County, NY.   Went to Oberlin College and Yale Law School. I have 6 children (5 boys and a girl) and 5 grandchildren (4 girls and a boy).

Ellis, Harold - ehdellis@aol.com - Industrial Art H.S. - Class of 1957

Elson, Jim - elsonjg@hotmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1958
Lived on Pineville Ln., just off of Merrick Rd., a few blocks west os Springfield Blvd. Went to PS 132, graduated in 1954. Used to hang out at Kearns bicycle shop and the pizza place a few doors from it. Rember getting a slice for 15 cents. A few names I remember are Leo and Mary Herber, Jumbo Kearns, Kelly, Judy Thime, etc. Moved to Arizona in 1969. Live in Cave Creek, AZ at present.

English, Valerie (Sutton) - masy16@aol.com - Mary Louis Academy - Class of 1952
Currently living in Hoosick Falls, NY. I graduated from PS 156 in June 1948.

Enteen, George - gxe1@psu.edu - Henry Grady H.S. (Atlanta) - Class of 1950
I grew up in Laurelton and moved with my family to Atlanta in 1948. I taught Russian history at Penn State University (now retired) and continue to reside in State College. I have stopped by Laurelton en route to Jones Beach. It never looked better.

Epstein, George - GME1264@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1958
Currently living in San Antonio, TX.

Ergas, Joel - joel@forbes-ergasdesign.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1952
I live in Manhattan during the week and Warren County, NJ on weekends. Am still working in the interior design business that I co-founded 40 years ago. After high school graduated from Queens College and studied design at Pratt Institute.
Website: www.forbes-ergas.com

Ettinger, Lucille (Herskowitz) - lucille8437@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1955
Currently living in Boynton Beach, FL

Evangelist, Buddy - Evange5@optonline.net - Boys H.S. - Class of 1951
Currently living in Huntington, NY.  I don't know what led me to Google Laurelton but I was shocked to find this website with names and emails of so many friends. I read the great Charlie Stein's comments and saw my name among all the friends he listed that I played ball with and remember so fondly. Then I saw a listing of Artie Kern and the names of Bob Fidlow, Bernie Schaefer. I remember so many that are listed who played basketball with me at 156 from morning to dark. Artie Kern and I drove down to Georgia Tech (in the summer of 1952) I think. Bernie Schaefer, togehter with Gary Gould planned a surprise 16th birthday party for me. That night I thought I was going on a long sought triple date. Sue Napelbaum who is also on the site and living in GA now was my date. What a disappointment to find that instead of being with Sue I was with her plus 40 kids at my own house! I still tell that story now and then to my wife Ann (Miss Subways 1963) and my sons and I will to my grandchildren.

Frank Ormsten and I were law partners for many years and we go out regularly to dinner. I also email Bob Fink who lives in Canada. I have been lucky so far - playing pretty good tennis still. In my 60s I joined a group of guys who played basketball and played for a couple of years. But it was a shock (moron that I am) that I didn't jump very high or shoot very well. I probably never did but I thought I did. The highlight of that experience was shocking a young guy by catching up to him after he stole the ball from me and raced down the court. He thought I was left in the dust but I blocked his shot. It brought back memories of better days.

And of course there were so many girls besides Sue (who never dated me again) that were such good friends like Linda Cohen, Bunny Wayne (my first girl friend and the first who dumped me), Flossie Gilmore (the second who dumped me), Linda Spillett, Joan Starr, Norma Feldhun, Debbie Halpern, Joan Alpern and on and on. I was the President of the Laurelton Jewish Theatre Workshop - Joe Romano the Director of the plays we put on and I and my sister Dorothy were the only Christians so you can see that it was a progressive and ecumenical group to elect me president. I have the picture of all those who were in it. Larry Bard was our male lead singer after my audituion with cracking voice proved that not every Italian-American could sing like Frank Sinatra.

I hope to write to and hear from old friends. Growing up in Laurelton remains one of the highlights of my life.

Feld, Debbie (Schiffman) - seaglass@mindspring.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1958
Living in Manhattan . Retired. (Nurse MD office). Now Grammie to 3-1/2 year old Sebastian. Playing with my "toys"....yarn, clay, etc. Happy as a clam. Would love to reconnect with anyone who recognizes my name, or anyone else to lived in that magical Laurelton during the halcyon years between 1950-anything and the late 60s. On FB I just found the daughter of one of my Mom's best friends. There is a site on FB, "I GREW UP IN LAURELTON." C'mon over for a visit! Kudos to Skip for keeping this site alive and kicking; my email address is: seaglass@mindspring.com .   FB: Deb Schiffman.

Feldman, Leonard - Lfeldman@profootcare.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1954

Feldman, Sandra (Benanti) - umasandi@yahoo.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1958
I have been living in south Florida (Boca Raton) for the past 35 years..if there are any Floridians that know the Festival Mall, look for Cigars by Juan and you will find me there..a few ex-Laureltonions have stopped by...look forward to saying hello.

Feuerstein, Ann (Ostrofsky) - anno63@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1959
Currently living in Davenport, FL

Fink, Susan (Daniel) - susan@erconsults.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1958
I just had two wonderful visits with Edie Cowan (Cohen) who told me about the web site. I graduated a year early from Jackson so I am really class of 1959.Website: www.erconsults.com

Fischer, Judy (Reinach) - jhopekey@aol.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1959
Currently living in Key Biscayne, FL. My friend Faith Modell told me about this. It would be terrific to hear from my Laurelton friends. I've lived on the key since 1975. Before that in New York.

Fischman, Donald - donaldfischman@gmail.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1953 - Updated August, 2014
Currently living in State College, PA.  My brother Steve, who graduated from Andrew Jackson HS '59, just informed me of the Laurelton site. I would love to reconnect with friends from my years at Far Rockaway ('49-'53) and those who attended PS 132 and 156 during that period. After finishing Far Rockaway, I attended Kenyon College (along with Dick Kauf, and then went on to Cornell Medical College (currently Weill Medical College of Cornell University) at 69th and York Ave. in NYC. After completing medical school, I decided on a career in biomedical research and have pursued that at the University of Chicago, SUNY-Downstate Medical Center and Weill Cornell, where I have been since 1982. Although still working at Cornell, I am currently phasing out my laboratory research in cardiac and skeletal muscle development. Over the years I have served Cornell as Dean of the Graduate school of Medical Sciences and Chairman of Cell and Developmental Biology. I remain active in medical education and work on several journal editorial boards. Currently, Barbara Lohse and I are living on the upper East Side of Manhattan; we both love the cultural and culinary delights of the City.   I have five children ranging in age from 16 to 44, and 6 grandchildren. My relaxation is spent playing golf and the violin - both with mediocre success.

Fischman, Steven - sfischman@nedevelopment.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1959
Currently living in West Newton, MA.

Fisher, Ellen (Greenberg) - mgreenb@sover.net - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1952
Currently living in Somers, NY. Laurelton memories still remarkably fresh. Used to pal around with Floris Pinchuck, Selma Pachter, Fran Kaufman and Florence Victor. Still in touch with Joan Harris. Spend winters in Somers (Heritage HIlls), summers in Wells, VT.  It's gone by too fast!

Franco, Phil - Philfranco1@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1958
Currently living in Holland, PA.

Freedman, Allen - allenfreedman@yahoo.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1953
PS 156 class of 1949; Far Rockaway H.S. class of 1953. I now live in Atlanta, GA and would love to hear from anybody -- Laurelton or Far Rockaway H.S. -- who remembers me.

Friedman, Richard - 9cobra@comcast.net - Andrew Jackson H.S., Class of 1958
Currently living in Hallandale, FL.  Great to hear from any of the old crowd.

Frieser, Herb - bagman1213@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1958
Currently living in Bethesda, MD.

Frommer, Alan - frommeralan@yahoo.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1953
Currently living in Wellesley Hills, MA.

Fuchs, Toby  (Zimmerman) - tobylee@verizon.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1957
I heard of this website from my sister Susan Klein. I live in Brooklyn Heights (didn't go very far away). I am divorced and have two married daughters and three wonderful grandchildren. I lived on 224th street between 130th and 131st Avenues. I have only been back to Laurelton a few times even though it is right in Queens. It is almost too painful to return. Would love to hear from old friends!

Gache, Ellen - egache@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1958
Would love to hear from old friends. I lived in Laurelton, attended Andrew Jackson and graduated in 1958. I have been living in South Florida all my adult life. Presently, I live in Boca Raton, retired from my private psychotherapy practice.

Gang, Leonard - gangnv@aol.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1953
It is great to find classmates and friends from the good old days. I moved to Nevada the day after my last final at NYU Law School in 1963. I now live both at Lake Tahoe and in Las Vegas. I am semi-retired and working hard at enjoying life. I consider it a full time job. I look forward to hearing from old friends. Website: www.mediatenevada.com

Ganz, David - dganz@zebis.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1956
Have contacted/been contacted by several folks. Married to Barbara (Ginger) Dlugacz for 49 years June 2011. We live in Miami Beach, FL six months and Marbella, Spain for six months.

Garson, Sue (Persaud) - suegarson26@yahoo.com - James Madison H.S. - Class of 1954
I started kindergarten at P.S. 156 during the same year WW II started. My father was a civil defense warden. I remember Robbins Candy Store on Merrick Road & I remember several of the early Laurelton families but very little else. After the war ended, we left Laurelton.  Today I have children, grandchildren, & a husband. We live in San Diego most of the year but twice a year we spend time at our condo in Delray Beach, Florida. Feel free to contact me if you'd like to put together a mini reunion in either city.

Gautraud, Barbara (Sloman) - bsloman@usa.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1957
Hello AJHS alumni. I graduated in 1957. I am living in Freeport, l.I and am married to Arnie Sloman. Have 2 children and 8 grandchildren. I have recently retired and enjoying the life of a "leisure person". Would love to hear from anyone who remembers me; contact me at bsloman@usa.net

Gildersleeve, Ed - edgild@optonline.net - Stuyvesant H.S. - Class of 1952
Currently living in Selden, NY. Glad to be part of the Laurelton site, which I only recently found. Lived at 130-40-226th st from 1945-46 till 1954 when I got married to a Springfield girl (Myrna Kneessy). Lived in Hollis, Springfield and now in Selden L.I. and in New Harbor, Maine. Friends from Laurelton and Springfield were (and are) Ed Yelsits, Herbie Frick (deceased), Mike Levey, Billy Satnick, Bob (ZIP) Cohen, Gil Murdy (deceased), Steve Fuchs, Frank Lella and many more. Girlfriend from Laurelton was Sue Feltman. Worked as a kid washing cars on Sat. mornings out of Tom's Barber Shop on 226th st (Tom Giaccone). Worked as stock and delivery for North Shore Food (Abe Dolowich) and the luncheonette across Merrick Rd. from Abes. Worked as an adult for Republic Aviation (Port Washington), Geffner Motors (Laurel) and as a mechanic and manager for a repair shop in Flushing and Corona (the iron triangle). went back to school and taught Auto Mechanics for 32 years, now retired.

The stores on Merrick Rd. between 226th and 227th on the north side were Charlie's Bar, Si Gross candy store (later Herbie and Minnie), Kent Cleaners, North Shore Food, Samuel's Dry Cleaner, Hershey Travel, Kosher Deli, Tony's Riviera Italian Restaurant and Schwartz Pharmacy (my friend Al Constantine was delivery boy for Schwartz). Would love to hear from anyone. Thanks again

Gitten, Martin - amgitten@verizon.net - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1958
Currently living in Londonderry, NH. Went to Clark and Boston University before getting a post graduate degree from Brooklyn College. Lived on 227th Street while in Laurelton.

Glaser, Renee (Dreyfus) - rdreyfus@famsf.org - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1958
Currently living in Pt. Richmond, CA.

Gold, Burt - burtgold@karpinc.com - Brooklyn Tech - Class of 1957
Currently living in Plainview, NY.

Gold, Emanuel - senatoregold@cs.com - Stuyvesant H.S. - Class of 1953
Currently living in Forest Hills, NY.

Goldberg, Phyllis (Bernstein - Steve047@optonline.net - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1955
Currently living in Woodmere, NY. I would love to connect with any of my old friends from Laurelton. I have spent at least an hour reading everyone's fond memories, and it brought me back to my childhood. I just was visiting in Florida, and had lunch with Brenda Schiffman, Joan Alpern and Phyllis Hellman (who didn't live in Laurelton but went to FRHS). Elsa Lipson was supposed come but couldn't make it. Barbara Wolff and I ran a Laurelton reunion in Lawrence, NY many years ago, and over 200 people attended from all over the map (even Rabbi Teplitz). If you recognize my name just say hello. (I noticed Paul Frommer has written. I even went out with you Paul, and I married Steve Bernstein, from Laurelton, who went to Columbia with your brother) Vera Belicove, my computer didn't let me finish my message.

Goldberg Ralph - rsgold@bellsouth.net - Jamaica H.S. - Class of 1952
Currently living in Boca Raton, FL. P.S.132 Graduate 1948

Goldreyer, Burton "Butch" (Reyer) - burt.reyer@gmail.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1951
Currently living in Glen Cove , NY . As a member of SKN I had many people that I'd like to get in touch with. I've tried with Charlie Stein's help to find Sanford Smitt. I also would like to find Seymour Kaufman, Burton Chertok, Teddy Watt and anyone else that remembers me. After HS I went to CCNY and Columbia and had a long career in Engineering and contracting. I married a Queens girl in 1956 and we had 4 kids. My wife died of breast cancer in 2008. I retired in 2004 and am now with a wonderful woman.I also enjoy my 8 grandchildren and her 2 grandchildren.

Goldstein, Arthur - agolds1581@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. & Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1954
Very few people new me as Art Goldstein. "OTTO" is the name I was known as. I played football under Jack Kershman and went to Texas Western College (UTEP) for one year then on to Colorado State University. P.S. 156 yr of 1950...AJHS 51 &52 then Far Rock 53 & 54. I live in Commack, NY and Tamarac, FL. Still self-employed and in touch with Bob Yaffe and Len Wasserman.

Gonopolsky, Shana (Wildstein) - shana.wildstein@cox.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1959
I lived at 226-09 141 Avenue, went to P.S.156 and graduated in 1955. I went to Andrew Jackson High School and graduated in 1959. I am married, have three children and eight grandchildren. I live in Cheshire, Connecticut. If you remember me please contact me at shana.wildstein@cox.net.

Gottesman, Jerry - tfresh007@gmail.com - Wilson Vocational H.S. - Class of 1954
Currently living in East Windsor, NJ. My parents moved to Laurelton in August 1950. We lived on 234th Street, between Merrick and 133rd Ave. Does anyone out there remember Mark Port, Dennis Glassman, Pat Sterry, Mona Weiss, Marlene Jackman, Arlene Bach, Paula Cole, David Zwerin, Joe Jochnowitz, Bobby Kowel or Sam Jochnowitz

Grainer, Judy (Wohl) - mjwohl@optonline.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1956
Currently living in Woodbury, NY. I lived on 130th Avenue on the corner of Springfield Blvd. I was and still am friends with Leah Weinstein. I would like to find Laura Baum who lived on 225th St. Her brother was Stanley Baum. I would also like to find Rose Checci (not sure of spelling). I also went to P.S. l32 so if anyone remembers me please contact me.

Greber, Elliott - greher@verizon.net - Stuyvesant H.S. - Class of 1959
Currently living in Silver Spring, MD.

I moved to Laurelton at the age of five, in 1947 and lived there until I married in 1963. My address was 131-72 226th Street. My wife, Rosa Goldberg Greher, lived close by, in Springfield Gardens, on 218th Street and 133rd Avenue - only seven very short blocks from my home.

My family was a member of the Jewish Community House located on 223rd Street, near 133rd Avenue. My wife's family was a member of the Jewish Community Center located about 229th Street and 137th Avenue. We were married at the Jewish Community House on 9/1/1963.

I attended P.S. 132 and then went on to Edgar Shimer Junior High School (in a special progress class); Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, Columbia College (B.A. in chemistry) in Manhattan, M.I.T. (Graduate Chemistry Department for two years) in Cambridge, MA, and finally Bernard Baruch school, City University of New York (for two years of night school in the graduate business school) in Manhattan.

My wife attended P.S. 132, and then went on to J.H.S. 156, Andrew Jackson High School, the Art Students League in Manhattan, The Frank Reilly School of Art in Manhattan (with a two-year stay at the art school of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts).

Recently my wife and I returned to Laurelton. It looks great, it has really held up! We visited inside her home and viewed, from the outside (since nobody was there), my home. Her house seemed much smaller then we remembered. The current resident is a widow who was very pleased to meet us and show us the house. Some things had changed in the house, mostly the decorations, but the structure was unchanged. The front yard was the same but the back yard was not as full of bushes and trees as we remembered.

Green, Dolores (Lieske) - dslieske1@cox.net - Anderw Jackson H.S. - Class of 1950
Currently living in Buckeye, AZ. We lived at 130-16 226th St. Went to PS 132. Brother's name - Bobby Green. Sister's name - Arlene Green.

Green, Louis - lou@citygums.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1957
I'm currently residing in San Francisco CA and I am very happy to have this opportunity to reconnect with the people who shared my experience of growing up and living in Laurelton. I look forward to communicating with anyone who remembers me. I left home in 1961 and ultimately moved to California in 1972. I have had an "emptyness" all my adult life as there are no friends like the ones you grow up with. Here's to renewing old friendships. Lou

Greenberg, Paulette (Kirschenbaum) - pachkirsch@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1957
Currently living in Plainview, NY. I didn't know about this web site until this weekend. It was like a trip down memory lane. Much fun...

Greenhouse, Charles - cgreenhouse@comcast.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1955
My wife and I live in Rockville, MD. and during the winter months live in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. I love playing golf. Would like to hear from old friends.

Gross, Carol (Hittleman) - chitt@optonline.net - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1954
Currently living in Melville, NY.  I lived on 228th Street and 131st Avenue from birth until marriage in 1957. What a wonderful place to grow up. After Queens College graduation in 1958, I returned to P.S. 156 to teach along with two other Laurelton friends. A few of the same teachers were still there at that time.  I lived in Laurelton and attended P.S. 156 graduating in 1950 and then attended Far Rockaway High School graduating in 1954. I understand there is a separate Laurelton chat room but my surfing has provided no such site. Would you know anything about it? Do you have any separate information on Laurelton graduates of Far Rockaway High? My maiden name is Carol Gross (now Hittleman) and I live in Melville, NY 11747. This is a large community and I've already met a few people from Laurelton and Far Rockaway. I'm sure there are more. Thanks for any information you might have.

Gross, Judith "Judi" (Bindman) - jabindman@columbus.rr.com - Hunter College H.S. - Class of 1958
Currently living in Powell, OH. I remember Laurelton very fondly and how great it was to grow up always feeling safe and comfortable. I lived at 130-25 236th St. I didn't go to Jackson but instead went to Hunter College High School. I belonged to ALP sorority. Our family attended and belonged to the LJC. My Bat Mitzvah was there in 1953. Many years later, because of what I learned there, I became a Hebrew teacher and Bar/Bat Mitzvah coach at our present temple. Growing up in Laurelton shaped my life and the way I think about the world today. I'd love to hear from anyone who remembers me.

Gudel, Morton - ledugm@aol.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1953
Currently living in Lakewood, NJ.

Haar, Steven - steveoncourt@aol.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1957 - Updated November, 2010
Currently living in Bayville, NY. Lived in Laurelton 1947-57. Parents Sol and Frieda, Siblings Floyd and Andrea. Estelle Pecks on Merrick was my
aunt. Still friends with Artie Berkowitz, Barry Baum, Charles Koppelman. Married 46 years, 3 great children and finally, a grandfather. Boca Raton
condo Feb., March. Retired 2004 and am now professional tennis coach and USTA board member. Laurelton had the very best looking girls in
Queens. Would love hearing from anyone remembering me. Steveoncourt@aol.com

Haber, Ruth (LeGrand) - xrayjay@cox.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1958
Currently living in Scottsdale, AZ. I continued to go on to Hunter College and become a science teacher. I moved to Arizona about 35 years ago and lost touch with all my New York friends. I'd be happy to communicate with any of you if you are interested.

Hagarty, Elizabeth "Betty" (Piazza) - bettyapril@aim.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1955
Currently living in Oceanside, NY. Graduated P.S.38 Rosedale, 1950 but had classmates from Laurelton. We were only 28 that graduated P.S.38. I was one of eleven children. Perhaps you knew my brothers Jim or Joe or my sisters Mary, Grace, Pat or Judy. My best friend was Ann Carol Buechner, my lifelong friend. I have been looking for Janet Salpeter, Rosalind Koppelman, Beverly Siegel, Dolores Anderson, Myrna Leral and others.

Hagenmayer, David - dnghagenmayer@verizon.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1953
I graduated from PS 132 in 1949 and would like to hear from any of my class mates. I am in the process of trying to name all of members of the 1949 class. I've been working with Don Fischman, Gene Engelhardt, Roger Blaho and Ed Guildersleeve. Could use a lot of help with the girls names.

Halpern, Tilden - Thalpern@juno.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1952
Currently living in Plainview, NY. It's been a long time. I moved to Laurelton when I was about 12 Years old in 1946. I moved from Baisley Park in Queens and was attending PS 142 and was in a Rapid Advance Class and I continued there,(takeing two buses every day) until I graduated and went to Far Rockaway. Of course I took the LIRR and that was a life saver as my friends helped me with my math on that ride to school. I belonged to the AFP fraternity and played both softball and football on their team. I had a job as delivery person for Dial Drugrs when it opened on a borrowed bike. It was great.

Hammel, Arleen (Radner) - amradner@yahoo.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1959
Currently living in Altamonte Springs, FL. I lived at 133-25 229th Street from 1957-1961 and then in Rosedale on 243rd Street. I'd love to hear from any old pals!

Hasterlik, Sheila (Hellman) - associatedken@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1956
Currently living in Boynton Beach, FL. I would like to hear from any of my friends from St. Albans and Laurelton.

Hecht Carl - carl58@netzero.com  - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1958
Currently living in Astoria, NY. I would very much like to hear from all friends and classmates that remember me. OK, all this brings back wonderful memories. but the Woolworth store was located on 229th street and Merrick Road, not 129th street. Remember all the great teachers at PS 156, Mr. Gambino, Mr. Kiley, the principal who bore an uncanny resemblance to Kissinger, former secretary of state. Ms. Dooley, who looked as though she was poured into that dress. Man, what a figure! Ms. MClean, who showed us what to do during an air raid. Remember that and all the whoops and hollers. The endless stickball and handball games in the schoolyard, and the softball games.

Hellman, Ken - associatedken@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1954
Currently living in Boynton Beach, FL. I would like to hear from any one that knows me.

Hellman, Marc - mhellman1@cox.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1959
This website is a blast from the past. What a great time and great neighborhood to grow up in. We lived on 125th Ave. between Francis Lewis and 233rd Street. In the red attached houses. Our block was loaded with kids and we all played outside after school every day. We never locked our doors at the house, and my Dad would leave the keys in his car ALL the time. We moved into our home around 1947 or 48. I started school at 147, then moved to 176 when it finally opened, than 156 when I graduated in 1955 and then graduated AJHS in 1959. Some might remember my older brother Ken or my younger sister Sue. He is living in Boynton Beach Florida, Sue is out here with me in Phoenix Arizona. If anyone remembers me feel free to email me.

Hertzendorf, Judy (Stern) - judala@citlink.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1959
Currently living in Glen Spey, NY.

Hirsch, Sally (Rosenblum) - muemug@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1959
Currently living in Laguna Woods, CA. I just found out about this website and I am thrilled. One can't help wondering where all those memories are now. I recently traveled back to Laurelton. Our small town looked exactly as I remembered and I had not been there in over 40 years.

Hudes, Ruth (Michaelson) - ruthmichaelson@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1957
I graduated from PS 156 in '53 and AJHS in '57. I lived with my family on 228 St. until the early '60's. I'm currently living in Forest Hills. I'd like to hear from others from my class.

Hurwitz, Connie (now Steve) - stevehur@rcn.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1955
HI ALL, I went to PS 156 and then to Far Rockaway. I'm currently living in New York, NY. I would've graduated FRHS in 1955 but my parents whisked me away half way through my last year! I finished high school in Lynn, Mass. so I missed all those Laurelton re-unions. Please let me hear from you and put me back on your A-List!

Kaback, Michael - mickeybilly1@yahoo.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1959
Currently living in New York, NY.  135-14 227th St. Laurelton, 1953 thru 1963, Grad of Hunter College Bx. Campus. Now a NYC Tour Guide and Commercial Real Estate Broker, Living in Manhattan.  Single and taking advantage of all that the greatest City in the world has to offer and loving every minute of it!  Laurelton memories are really special, put a smile on my face. Send an email if you wish to say hello.  Web site located at www.mikesnyctours.com

Kalkin, Michael - michaelkalkin@gmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1958
Currently living in Huntington Bay, NY.

Kamen, Bob - r3k@tampabay.rr.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1956
Currently living in Gulfport, FL

Kaplan, Mike - mkaplan00@hotmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1959
Currently living in Boca Raton , FL. P.S. 132 Class of 1955. Lehigh University 1963. U.S. Army Officer. Corporate real estate broker in Northern New Jersey through 1992, then Florida . Retired 2003. Our old friend Pete Korn died about 15 years ago. Some looking for him.

Karp, Barbara (Bornstein) - Byroncon@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1959
Currently living in Freeport, NY.

Karpay, Joel - rkarpay@tampabay.rr.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1953
Currently living in Tampa, FL

Katz, Ellen - ellen@creativebz.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1966
Currently living in Dobbs Ferry, NY.  Accidentally stumbled upon the website. Was so excited to see so many name I recognized. I lived in Rosedale off 147th Avenue from 1958 until 1966, attended P.S. 138 and Far Rockaway H.S., however, all my friends attended Jackson H.S., and I spent most of my time in Laurelton. I was a member of ADG and have wonderful memories of those years. I currently live and work in Westchester County, NY. Would love to hear from you, and also when the next reunion will be.
Website: www.creativebz.com

Kaufman, Beverly (Marshall) - BeverlyRedcoat@aol.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1956
So much fun contacting people from Laurelton and FRHS. I have only fond memories of my years in Laurelton. So glad my parents moved there from rural N.J. when I was 10 years old. I lived at 131-27 225 St. and attended P.S.`132 and graduated in 1956 from FRHS. My husband Bob grew up in Laurelton also. His name was Yankow then, changed to Marshall before we married in 1960. Three children, one deceased. Bob is a Chiropractor and Clinical Nutrtionist. One of our daughters is a Chiropractor as well. We have three grandchildren who live in Weston, CT. which is down the road from our house in Westport. Looking for Doris Abrams.

Kern, Arthur - BigartK@Optonline.net - Brooklyn Tech H.S. - Class of 1952
Currently living in Watchung, NJ.  Every couple of months Bob Berkal, Saul Drubin, Bernie Shaeffer, Bob Fidlow and I, get together for dinner in a restaurant in New Jersey.  We would love to be joined by any or all ex-Laurelton folks; Guys and Gals. Please email me if you are available.  Looking forward to having you join us.

Kimmel, Paul - pkimmel@rutgers.edu - Stuyvesant H.S. - Class of 1959
Currently living in East Brunswick, NJ. I lived at 138-41 224th Street. Moved to Laurelton from Brooklyn in 1952. PS. 156, then Shimer JHS, then Stuyvesant HS with a *long* commute: walk to Merrick Blvd., Q5 bus to Jamaica, F train to Manhattan. My mother taught music at Laurelton Jewish Center and had private piano students. I still actively play the piano. I'm now a chem teacher in New Jersey, both at high school and college. Have 4 sons.

Kirschenbaum, Paulette  (Greenberg) - PACHKIRSCH@aol.com- Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1957

Kirschner, Alan - ahk63942@msn.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1954
Currently living in Tucson , AZ

Klein, Mel - mkle4800@aol.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1957
Currently living in Oyster Bay, NY. Lived at 137-19 226th St. (Phone was LA 8-4351.) My brother, Lewis Klein "Luke," Class of 1955 is deceased. I married Sharon Kiderman, class 1958, now deceased. My brother Burton did not attend FRHS but is alive and well.

Knorr, Richard "Dick" - richpj@comcast.net - Thomas Edison H.S. - Class of 1956
Currentlyh living in Punta Gorda, Fl. What a wonderful suprise when I found this site. I went to PS 156 and graduated in 1952. Then went to Thomas Edison HS graduated in 1956. I lived on 129th Ave. & 229st. When at PS 156, I worked at Merrick Fish Mkt. between 230st & FLB. It was next to the Jewish Deli,which I worked at for a short time also. Will always remember Lil & Ed's a few doors down (great egg creams). Some of the friends and people I remember are Richy Sapienza who married Marie Silberman, John Silberman, Charles Sapienza, Seymour (Ziggy) Axelrod, Ralph Stiner, Jack Kerns, Tony Kerns, Wayne Denson, Chick Jacoby, George Heinz, Fred Prussack. My favorite teacher was Mr. Scharff who taught science & coached the softball team. Would be nice to hear from any =one who knows me. My best to all of you.

Kob, Gary - gkob1@att.net - Houston, TX - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1956

Kohl, Don - dachief@cox.net - Woodrow Wilson V.H.S. - Class of 1956
Currently living in Derby, KS.
I graduated from P.S. 156 in June 1951. At 71 years of age my memory isn't as sharp as I would like but I do remember a few friends. Ira Glasser, Mike and Jerry Blakebrough, Joan Schwartzman, Elaine Weiss and Nan Hendrickson. I also remember Mr. Sharf my science teacher and Mrs. Reddy(?) my kindergarten teacher. If anyone recalls me feel free to drop me a line.   Website: www.dachief.co

Koppelman, Judith (Jagoda) - judith.jagoda@aol.com - Henley School after 2-1/2 years at FRHS - Class of 1956
Updated November, 2013

Hi everyone, It's been a while since I've looked at this wonderful site. My memories come flooding back to me. In third grade,Mrs. O'Neil, I remember the reader we used was call "Friendly Village" and it began with: "I know a village where I would love to live, you would love to live there too." This is how I remember the golden days of Laurelton. Can anyone name all their teachers K-8.. I can.  Kgn. Mrs. Jost, 1A Mrs. Heil, 2A Mrs.. Calhoun, 3A Mrs. O'Neil, 4th Miss Sturgis, 5th Mrs. Bouerly, 6th Miss Flack, She also taught Music and the Choir. 7th.. 8th Mrs. Justina B. Murphy.. How about Miss Kammer, Science.. Experiments going wrong blamed on Atmospheric pressure.. and her favorite line " I'll write that down" Mrs. Houston, Sewing.. Graduation dresses, pastel flocked organdy with puffed sleeves and peter pan collar.. My mom sewed thehem on mine with her machine, (strictly forbidden)I almost didn't graduate but she was afraid to mess with my mother.. what a hoot. It seems we all remember Raabs, but does anyone remember "Lil and Ed's" candy store,cigars, newspapers, soda fountain? It was on the corner of Francis Lewis Blvd and Merrick road.. My dad, rest his soul, went there almost every day to buy his cigars; Haddon Hall Longfellows.. He bought me a book there one evening that was very popular, it was a BAD book, but he didn't know that, it was called "Tom Boy". I remember every girl marking a certain page and telling everyone that they had to read that page..

Does anyone remember, the theater club at the LJC? The director was the gorgeous Ray Romano, no relation to Everyone Loves.....I remember Susan all the girls swooning over him. We did a production of "The Glass Menagerie." My G-d, I haven't thought of that in years..

I wonder where some of my classmates from Rosedale are. It's a pity that they are not included in this site as we all went to PS38. Billy Connolly, Flora Disadore, Marie Pitsios. If anyone know them tell them I think of them when reminiscing. My first "Boy Friend" in Kindergarten was Paddy Duggen. He and his grandfather used to pick me up and walk us to school. Grandpa carried a real Irish walking stick (I can't spell the Irish word for it). In first grade my crush was Larry Flinn.. I never remember what ever happen to Paddy Duggen.. He never finished school at PS38.

What wonderful years those were.. free to walk, ride a bike, skate, hang out, no fears, no worries. Why can't the world be filled with that peace now. Does anyone remember the "Mother's club" at PS38. My mother was president, (the first Jewish one at that). Mom had them put a menorah on the stage with the Christmas tree for the first time. Remember the flashlights with the yellow cellophane flame as we walked in singing "Gloria"? My brother Junior (Charles) had a solo one year and sang "Toyland". I'm rambling because so many memories flash in my mind.. Wishing you all the very best holiday season and may 2014 bring you peace, joy, love, and prosperity.. 'Til next time.

Original Posting - I attended PS 38 and lived at 130-28 Laurelton Parkway from 1941 until I was married in 1958. I contributed a piece to a Laurelton site but I don't know if this is the same one. I'll send you a long one as soon as I get a chance.  I now live in Tamarac, FL and would love to hear from anyone that knew me. my friends from both sides of town. Marion Ostrower, Susan Wendrof Denenberg, Nancy Bradie, Margery David, Susan Miller, Nancy Pollack and her sisters Helene Chertok, Meryl Petrie, Ira Golden and his sister, Mary Ann Gallo, Jay Raab, David Menscher (he lives in Vail). I did find my friend Susan Katz and had a great meeting.   There was no town like Laurelton and growing up in those days was a priviledge my children didn't know and for sure my grandchildren didn't know and will never know...the world has changed so much. I'll write again; it's late now.

Kornbluth, Larry - larry.kornbluth@xcscopiers.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1953
Helo all Laureltonians. Would like to hear from all my old friends.

Krauthamer, Ronald - kraut1994@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1959
Splitting time between Boynton Beach, FL in the winter and Long Island in the summer. 

Kreisberg, Bill - bkreisberg@optonline.net - Andrew Jackson & Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of  1956
I lived in Laurelton and went to both Andrew Jackson and Far Rockaway HS's 1952 to 1956. Graduated from private school though. The beach was always too tempting. I still go back through Laurelton once in a while. The people in my old house on 225st,let me in to see my old room, etc. I'm a sucker for nostalgia. Currently living in Great Neck, NY.

Kroul, Stephen - slkroul@comcast.net - Roosevelt School - Class of 1956
Currently living in Memphis, TN.

Lampell, Lloyd - lflampell@alumni.upenn.edu - Brooklyn Tech - Class of 1959
Hi. I feel like the Jimmy Stewart character in "It's A Wonderful Life." My family moved to Laurelton in 1953 and I'm back here or still here, some 55 years later, just not in the same house. As a kid, I lived in one of the stucco houses on 232nd Street, and now live in a big corner house on 228th Street. I went to PS 156, graduated in 1955, went to Brooklyn Tech in 1959, went to Navy, then Pratt, graduating in 1965, then to graduate school at the University of Pennsylvania, getting degrees in 1967 and 1971 or thereabouts. While teaching at Pratt, and living in Brooklyn, my folks asked us to house sit, my wife loved the neighborhood, and we've been back here since January 1, 1972. My four children went to PS156. Jennifer and Mina also went to Springfield Gardens HS before going to college (Baruch and Queens) while my sons Mike and Aaron went out of district to IS74 and then Mike went to Fiorello LaGuardia High School and Aaron went to Cardoza HS before going to college (Mike to Queensborough and Purchase, Aaron to Cooper Union.) My brother, Garry, went from PS 156 to JHS 59, and then the HS of Aviation Trades before doing his "graduate work" in Nam. Garry and his family now live in New Jersey.

Landesman, Barbara (Leshin) - barbaraflny@yahoo.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1955
Currently living in Weston, FL. I attended Shimer Jr. H.S. then started at Andrew Jackson but transferred to Far Rockaway in my sophomore year. I belonged to a sorority, Omega Pi Lambda, and I can still recite the Greek alphabet which they made us memorize while pledging. I actually lived in Rosedale and took the train from Rosedale station, but my friends were in Laurelton.

Lefkowitz, Frank - f.lefkowitz@verizon.net - Stuyvesant H.S. - Class of 1952
Currently living in Pacific Palisades, CA. People searching for friends should try the following website:
www.zabasearch.com . I have been able to find many lost friends this way.

Leral, Myrna (Factor) - myrnajf@cfl.rr.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1955
Currently living in Maitland, FL

Lester, Ed - eplester@syr.edu - Stuyvesant High School - Class of 1958
Skip, thanks so much for maintaining this site. I lived at 130-29 225th Street from 1946 until the late 1960's and before that on the 130 block of 226th Street and the 133 block of 224th Street. Have fond memories of growing up in Laurelton and have seen old friends registered on this site. Graduated from PS 132 in 1954 and thanks to Andy Terenzi for that great 1954 graduation picture which I still have too! Currently living in Syracuse NY.

Levenstein, Charles - chuck_lev@comcast.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1956
Currently living in Brookline, MA. Website: http://www.lulu.com/chuck_lev

Levine, Barry - Neatnana47@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1955
Currently living in Plantation FL. Married 52 years to Helen Schonberger, Class of 1959

Levine, David - DSLevineAZ@cox.net - Far Rockaway H.S. Class of 1957

Currently living in Phoenix, AZ.  I lived at 135-29 228th street, 2 blocks from PS156 & the LJC. I would love to know the where abouts of my best friends Kenny Lux & his brother Peter, Barry Siegel & Zeke (Les Zaccharia).

Levine, Edith (Sack) - bsack@comcast.net - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1952
Currently living in Sarasota, FL

Levine, Myrna (Shore) - Ellasabe@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1959
Currently living in New York, NY.

Levinsohn, Barry - marismasales@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1959
Hi Laureltonites - I lived at 131-22 226 St.

Lewis, Fran  (Cantor) - flc308@comcast.net - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1955
Currently living in Boynton Beach, FL.  Thanks, Skip, for your work in continuing to update this site full of wonderful memories. Love the picture of the street sign with my name on it (Frances Lewis Blvd.)  I've made contact with so many childhood friends and found many live nearby. Currently living in Boynton Beach, Florida

Lieberman, Donald - donohmite@gmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1956
Currently living in Coral Springs, FL. When I came across this web site it sent a chill down my back. I went to AJHS, graduated 1956. I lived at 130-29 228th St., Laurelton. Today I found Dave Ganz, Billy Cobham, and Stan Baum. Stan's wife Carol lived across the street from me. I worked at Marders drug store,and the butcher shop next to the Laurelton movie. Spent a lot of time at Rabs. Pizza was a $1.00 I don't rember the name of the Pizza place on Merrick Road between 226th St. and 227th St. I often wonder what happend to Joyce Cohen; she lived on 224th St. and married Frankie Winters, I married Janice Weisman and we are will be maried 49 years April 9, 2009. I have 2 children - Bernard, and Linda is married to Bill for 18 years. They have two boys, Billy and Joey.

Linett, Howard - hjlinett@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1957
Currently living in Boynton Beach, FL. This web site brings back so many happy memories of Laurelton and Andrew Jackson. Those who remember me from way back in the 50s please e mail and stay in touch.

Lipman, Shelley (Goldschlag) - shelljan9@aol.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1959
Currently living in Boynton Beach, FL. Laurelton was a great place to grow up in. The long trip to Far Rock was difficult. Far Rock was a great school but it has changed. I was a school counselor in a middle school in Far Rockaway. The hnigh school has a bad rep now. However, P.S. 156 still has many fond memories for me. My least favorite teacher was Mrs. Shelley, aka Mrs. Weinhall when she acquired the same last name as my name. My favorite teacher was Mrs. Bernstein.

London, Judy - judithlondon@sbvglobal.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1958
Hi Everyone! I'm currently living in Los Altos, CA. My sister, Barbara, just told me about the web site after she heard about the Boynton Beach,FL reunion this March. Six years ago, I moved to the San Francisco Bay area from Manhattan to be close to my about-to-be born grandsons. Now I live about 45 minutes south of San Francisco. Would love to hear from anyone in the area. We could use a West Coast chapter of the Laurelton Club! My email is judithlondon@sbcglobal.net.

Lurie, Diane (Domroe) - dollrm@aol.com - Grier School for Girls - Class of 1950
Currently living in Bridgewater, CT. Think this is a wonderful site. Such memories!! Graduated PS 156 in Jan. 1946..Went to FRHS for 6 months. Lived in Laurelton in various houses from 1934 to 1953, last one on Mentone Avenue. My mother was a Girl Scout leader in town for years. Dr. Friedlander was our doctor; Ephraim Rothenberg our dentist. Would love to hear from any of my old friends!!

Lutzel, John - L1106410@comcast.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1959
Currently living in Marana, AZ. I thank Billy Lederer for bringing back so many memories and my friend, Bob Zimmer, for putting me in touch with this site. The "Rock!" Ah, sweet memories. We would meet there most nights and try to decide what to do. We wound up doing nothing, just like the movie "Marty."

Mahaffy, Gail (Savold) - gail@savold.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1953
Currently living in Levittown, NY.

Manghisi, Patricia (Janoff) - ipjmjanoff@optonline.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1958
Currently living in Huntington Station, NY. Recently joined Facebook pages focused on growing up in Laurelton, Rosedale and Springfield Gardens and so many memories came flooding back. Also am having senior moments trying to remember the name of a favorite pizza parlor. But reading some of your comments has brought back so much that I find myself compiling a list of places that were part of my life. I lived in the attached row of houses at 225th Street and 135th Avenue in Laurelton and visited regularly with Ann Feuerstein and Susan Fink. Attended P.S.156 from 1st through 6th grade and can probably remember the names of most of my teachers. Was selected to attend Shimer Jr. High in Baisley Park and then graduated from St. Andrews on the Hill as some of my Catholic school friends referred to it. Worked at the Laurelton Library in my late high school and early college years (Queens College) and attended St. Mary Magdalene Church. We thought nothing of walking back and forth to friends homes no matter how far away they were, whether it was to Springfield Gardens or to Rosedale I never remember being concerned about safety - what a great way to grow up. I recognize so many names and hope to be in touch just to catch up on where life has led us all

Margolish, Alan  (Martin) - pointer1023@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1954
Currently living in Johns Island, SC. I would love to hear from anyone who remembers me.

Markowitz, Joel - Joelmarko@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1954
Currently living in Fair Lawn, NJ

Martin, Faith (Mendlinger) - faithm52@gmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1957
Updated April 2012 - It's so great making connections with those that have experienced growing up in Laurelton! After coming across my 5th. grade class picture from PS 156 (Mrs. Laderburg) I contacted Robert Bell who was sitting in the front row - Very cute...

It was nice to share some memories - I even found my old autograph book in which he wrote something on the very last page. Our sons met in Las Vegas last year. It most definitely is a small world. Does anyone remember Mr. Scharf who was our science teacher at PS 156? He was a great teacher, really held the our attention and we all loved the class.

I am semi-retired now, working as a consultant. I worked for 28 years for a pension/insurance and investment firm in Manhattan. Married 50 years last year but my husband died very young so I only had 18 out of the 50 but they were wonderful. One son Glenn who is just great.

Currently living in Woodside, NY. Hello Skip....Such a wonderful website! All about Laurelton where I grew up on 227th. Street in one of the big tudor style homes.

Memories of Laurelton ....All of those years mean so much to me. I remember the movie house, of course known as the "Itch", I remember Raabs where I would go for a hamburger at lunchtime (instead of hot lunch at PS 156) where I graduated in 1953. The hamburger cost $1.00 and it was delicious! My grandmother would give me the dollar and did look forward to that hamburger!!

On graduation day all of the girls wore dress that we made from organdy material. On that day we graduated we wore sashes to complement the dresses in various shades of pastel colors with a big bow in the back. We topped of the look by carrying old fashion bouquets. The graduating class sang "June brought the roses" which I had recently looked up to see why that was picked since it is a very old song from the 20's I believe and sung by the Irish Tenor John McCormick. Our orchestra played "In a Persian market". I wonder if anyone can remember that wonderful day. I won one of the sewing awards for my hand made dress. I believe my sewing teacher was Mrs. Weinberg.

I also remember Merrick Road and all of the stores....Stanleys Toy Store, Marders drug store, Woolworths, Estelle Peck, Mullvaneys Bar and Grill but my favorite bakery will never be forgotten. Sharrys Bakery and they had the best almond filled coffee ring. To this day I cannot find anything that will come even close! There was also Four Star Bakery, but Sharrys was our favorite.

I graduated from Andrew Jackson in 1957 and am currently living in Woodside NY. Some of my class mates were Barbara Lang, Carmela DiSimone, Phyllis Finkelstein, (close friend) Judith Shandler, Judith Strassner, Harold Ellis, Robert Schwartz, Robert Bell and so on. Teachers were Mrs. Ganz, Mr. Scharf, Mrs Wenhold (scary) Mrs. Laderburg, Mr. Gambino. Does anyone remember a first grade teacher named Mrs. Pickin?? She actually would roller skate through the halls!. Remember the hall monitors? Color guard on assembly day and on those Thursdays I would wear my white middy blouse with a red tie and a navy blue skirt. How about the plays?? The Christmas Play that was put on every year, I forget the name of the teacher that was responsible for that each year. One of the plays I remember being a "rain fairy" and my mother had made the costume for that.  She could make anything!  Anyone who remember any of this and wants to get in touch that would be great!!  Faith V. Mendlinger (Martin)   faithm52@gmail.com

Mayer, Carole (Baum) - stanleybaum@bellsouth.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1957
Currently living in Pembroke Pines, FL.

McCuen, John - johnnavy@aol.com - School of Industrial Art - Class of 1958
Had a great New York City career in Graphic Arts as Art Director of national magazines. Served as Councilman and Deputy Mayor of my town in New Jersey and completed 20 years of service in the US Navy. Lived in California for a few years and traveled to many parts of the world Europe and Asia. Now semi-retired. Built waterfront home with my wife in beautiful Cape Coral, Florida. Active in photography. Loved growing up in Laurelton.
Website: web.me.com/johnnavy 

Meltzer, Stu - lamstu@hotmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1958
Currently living in Lake Worth, FL. Wow what a site. Old memories of the best years growing up. Well do you all remember Sandy Feldman? She has a cigar booth at Festival Flea Market in Pompano Beach, FL. I met her there one day. We talked about the old days. P.S. 156, Mr. Keilly, Mrs. Shelly ( I put a tack on her seat). What great memories. I also see Howie "the mouth" Linett. He lives nearby in souther FL.

Mendelsohn, Marcia - marciamendelsohn@aol.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1955
Currently living in Aventura, FL.  Website: http://marciayogamiami.com

Miller, Judy (Kline-Melnick) - judyk619@att.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1954
Currently living in Boynton Beach, FL.

Miller, Leila "Lee" - anyus@comcast.net - The Grier School - Class of 1950
Currently living in Bellevue, WA. I was in the P.S. 156 class of 1946. I went to FRHS for 1 year and then went to boarding school. (Dee Laurie did also) My brothers, Marvin (class of '39)and Ira (class of '43) graduated from P.S. 156 also. I would love to hear from anyone from my Laurelton years - 1933 - 1955.

Miller, Stephen J. - tsmill@cox.net - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1951
Currently living in Goodyear, AZ. Laurelton also known as "God's Little Acre" or was that the Drive-In in Valley Stream? Wonderful memories growing up there. Spent most of my adult life living in Manhattan, then 15 years in Florida and now Arizona, ARIZONA??? Yes, I find it hard to believe too. The filler stuff for all those years was calm to extreme, delicious and sour..it's been a real good ride. Drop a note. I don't read or answer quickly.

Milowitz, Bernard E. - Bmilowitz1@yahoo.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1953
Perusing the Laurelton Web site brought back a flood of memories and thoughts of what a wonderful place to live; a place and a time (40s and 50s) where a kid was able to bicycle anywhere even through a farm area, where the store keepers seem to know his name and where friends were all around. In a time of extremes and blue and red politics it's a pleasure to go back to such a place, even for a short time and only in your mind. I'd love to hear from like members of the Laurelton "memories club."

In a world of big box stores, uniformity, rushing hither and yon, in a city (NY) where people stand on line for $3 and $4 cup cakes; a world filled with the cacaphony of phones talking to each other in restaurants, theatres and sidewalks, there is a place "far from the maddening crowd" called Laurelton, especially in the 40s and 50s where civilization moved at a slower but steadier pace; where, as the old sitcom (forgot the name) was proud to say, "everyone knows your name."

As I perused the Laurelton website a flood of emotions and memories came to the fore. As a senior citizen now, it was the right time to view it and remember. My family lived at 131-78 229 St. in the 40s and 50s, while my mother remained there until 1973 as a widow. I married in the 60s, lived in Greenwich Village and divorced in the early 70s, remaining there for a time until I moved to Rego Park in the late 1970s with my new wife.

As all memories seem to indicate, Laurelton was a wonderful place to be a kid with a bicycle and to be able to freely ride all over, even through the last remaining farm, play in an area called the lots only about two blocks from my house. Most of my needs were met; a school, a variety of stores (including Woolworths) only blocks away. Even a form of a circus only about six blocks away. The 1940s saw patriotism galore in fighting the "good" war, scrap drives, mothers saving cooking oil and some of our fathers acting as air raid wardens during drills as well as an honor roll along Merrick Rd. around 226 to 225 St. A very different world indeed. I look forward to anyone from that time who went to 156 or Far Rockway H.S. to respond.  This is a great website!  Bernie Milowitz - Bmilowitz1@yahoo.com

Modell, Faith - Mofsowitz fmofso@att.net - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1959
Currently living in North Plainfield, NJ. I would love to hear from old friends.

Mossberg, Michael - mikeyp41@optonline.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1959
Currently living in Oceanside, NY and looking for 1955 grads from PS 132.

Napelbaum, Sue (Steinberg) - sas239@bellsouth.net - Rhodes H.S. - Class of 1953
Currently living in Woodstock, GA.

Negin, Carol (Minkow) - cminkow@gmail.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1952
Currently living in New York, NY. Was stunned to come across Laurelton site. Yes I do remember the Itch, LIRR commutes (and torturing the conductors) and more...but I feel so awfully oooold because--aside from Doris Lipman, my class seemed to be totally absent. I remember my Laurelton phone no, (LA 8-6436) but not my exact address, or a lot of other details. Still, does no one remember Mrs. Gussow? (Part pit bull, part Spanish teacher?) Or Mr. Tietze??? I lived next to Stuart Lazar, hung out with Doris, Irma Plotkin, Sheila Tamny, Barbara Silfen, Myra Friedman, Frankie Margolis, Linda (?) she lived across from Doris, and can't remember more. I graduated from FRHS in 52. My brother, Jay Negin, graduated in 48 after having Mrs. Krantz chase him down the hallways for four years. (When I got into her class she was totally waiting to put me down.) I was sort of a wallflower in school, but Jay was a hunk...girls calling at all hours. I can't remember his friends...Stanley Drucker and Ronnie Marchetti come to mind but that's all.  Anyway, I'm really feeling "memory challenged" but if anyone wants to contact me, maybe I'll perk up.

Pick, Berta (Geller) - norgel@comcast.net - F.R.H.S. - Class of 1958
Currently living in Pikesville, MD.

Polatchek, Rosalind (Bailin) - wreis1@roadrunner.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. – Class of 1958
I am currently living in San Marcos , CA and would love to hear from old friends.

Pollack, Jeffrey - jeffpollack@comcast.net - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1957
This was quite a find my "baby" sister made and sent me. I scrolled through the names and found several I've thought about many times. Even found the best man at my (first) wedding who I haven't seen in at least 40 years. I lived in Laurelton from 1949 until my marriage in 1962, then Rego Park and Westbury/East Meadow. Moved to suburban Baltimore , MD in 1973 when I bought a business there. Now residing in Dover , PA just outside the city of York . Love to hear from people who remember me (even if my brain cells don't remember them without a jolt).

Port, Marc - marcport4@gmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1956 - Updated February, 2014
Moved to Florida in 1979 and have had Key Pharmacy In Key Biscayne , FL for the last 32 years. Have lived in Weston , FL for the last 12 years and it is much like Laurelton. Growing up as a kid I lived at 134 -42 232st. Graduated from Brooklyn College of Pharmacy in 1960.

Portnoy, Jay - jayportnoy@yahoo.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1956
Currently living in Saratoga Springs, NY. I graudated PS 156 in 1952 and Far Rockaway High in 1956. After Far Rockaway I attended Queens College, City College, Brookyln College (I taught Political Science there for a couple of years) and the City University of New York. Worked almost 30 years (mostly in Albany) as a personnel and fiscal bureacrat for New York State and am now happily retired with my wife in Saratoga Springs.
The 1952 PS 156 graduating picture is on my den wall and I was interviewed by ABC news about the student in the back row, 3rd from the left.
Last spring I gave 2 ABC-TV camera girls a tour of Laurelton and Far Rockaway High and the beach, but did not mention any names.

Press, Paulette (Miller) - Ppress322@aol.com - School of Industrial Arts - Class of 1953
Currently living in New York, NY. I was a student from 1941 to 1949 and lived a block south of PS 156 on 230th street. I missed all my friends who went to Far Rockaway HS as I went to SIA in Manhattan after I graduated. Mrs Frank was my First Grade Teacher.

Price, Kenneth - kenprice@hotmail.com - Kew Forest H.S. - Class of 1954
Currently living in Greenville, SC. Family address was 138-19 226th St. I went to PS-156.

Raab, Evelyn (Rader) - evelynrader@bellsouth.net - Flushing H.S. - Class of 1958
Currently living in Stuart, FL. I graduated from PS 38 in 1954 and lived at 130-28 236 Street (I think). I started high school at Woodmere Academy. My family left Laurelton in the middle of my freshman year. My fondest memories of anywhere I have lived are those of Laurelton and PS 38.

Rauch, Rochelle  (Landis) - sunnyeisen@aol.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1956
Currently living in Boynton Beach, FL.  Hello to All The Laurelton Kids...I'm so happy that we now have our own web site...(Thank you Skip).  If anyone remembers me, please feel free to send me an email. I graduated PS 156 in 1952 and my Laurelton address was 137-41-232 Street.  Let's chat and go back down "Memory Lane Together".

Regen, Sidney - e.sregen@roadrunner.com – Jamaica H.S. – Class of 1954
Currently living in Sugar Hill , NH . I remember playing softball in the schoolyard and always aiming for the left field fence or into the Rose Garden. I enjoyed my shop classes. My Bar Mitzvah at the Laurelton Jewish Center and the dances that I used to go to at the Center. Great remembrances!

Reichwald, Marilyn (Ornstein) - mlo@nc.rr.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1959
Currently living in Chapel Hill, NC. I can't believe this site exists. I recently spent an hour on the phone with Shelley Lipman Goldschlagg after she tracked me down through a friend of my brother Hal at a reunion in Boyton Beach. I have a slew of amazing memories of growing up in Laurelton and have enjoyed reading entries by other Laureltonians. I was born in Laurelton, lived my whole life at 139-40 227th Street, attended FRHS and then Queens College. I married and moved away in 1965. I visit New York about once a year and while I have driven around Laurelton a few times (making our children see where I grew up) I have never had the courage to ring the bell and see my family homestead! About 5 years ago I called my Mom from in front of "our" house and made her guess where I was! It has been great fun to read about the memories people have of the places on Merrick Blvd. Reading the long "forgotten" names like Marders Pharmacy and Dankners really tickled me. One of my fondest memories of childhood was walking to Merrick Blvd. to buy a barrel pickle at the deli and then walking home via the wonderful little library in town on 225th street! Those days seem absolutely idyllic in my memory. Thanks for providing such wonderful nostalgia. I'd love to hear from anyone!  Marilyn

Reiss, Mona (Crey) - mtcrey@aol.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1955 - Deceased June 23, 2012
I think I must be one of the oldest to register, but I remember Laurelton and Far Rockaway High School like it was yesterday.

Riches, Kenyon - Kariches@gmail.com - Brooklyn Tech H.S. - Class of 1954
PS 156 Class of 1950.

Robinson, Ronald - rrobins1@optonline.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1955
Graduated from Jackson, went to medical school in Louvain, Belgium. Have 3 great kids, 1 wife and 7 grandchildren. Live on Long Island (Jericho) amd Boca in winter. Was friendly with Ken B, Charly G, Steve C, Ronny G, Lou G, Yogi R, Gus D, Ira G, Connie H. I remember Eva Seplow, Eve Weiss, Marjorie D, Ruthie S, Fran L, Harriet S, Harriet Scher. If there are any reunions, please advise. Regards to all. Wonderful Memories

Rosenbaum, Selma (Sue(Briansky) - sue@briansky.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1956
Currently living in Needham, MA.

Rosenzweig, Donny - drosenzweig2@nyc.rr.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1958
Currently living in NYC. I loved the many years I grew up in Laurelton and would love to hear from the many friends I grew up with.

Rosenzweig, Jack - jack@mgrr.com - Newtown H.S. - Class of 1957
Currently living in Glen Summit, PA. Lived in Laurelton from 1941 to 1961 (last four years at college) Graduated 156 in 1953. This past tuesday, had occasion to be in LI and visited my favoite childhood place, Brookville Park. Although not the same, (the Firehouse is still there) it brought back great memories.I am retired, and live with my wife of 46 years on our horse farm (we breed Paso Fino Horses) in NE Pa. My son lives in E. Northport, and my two daughters live in Manhattan. Would LOVE to hear from any of my old friends.

Ross, Linda (Hochberg) - landlh1@hotmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1958
I would love to hear from old friends. My husband and I are both retired and split our time between Boca Raton, FL and Cincinnati, OH. We've been married for 51 years and have three children and seven grandchildren.

Sachs, Marion (Libow) - marionlibow@gmail.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1953
Currently living in Boynton Beach, FL. I lived 139-05 227th St. I graduated from Far Rockaway H.S. in Jan.1953. I went to Queens College, graduated in 1957. I married in 1956 and had three children. I moved to FL with my family in 1974. I taught preschool until I retired and moved to Boynton Beach in 1996. I have 5 grandchildren. I was widowed five years ago but I keep busy with community and synagogue activities. I would like to hear from old friends who live in this area as well as those far away. I also would like to know when any reunions are planned. contact me at marionlibow@gmail.com

Safran, Jay - jaysaf021989@hotmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1956
Currently living in Wesley Chapel, FL. My parents owned Safran's Deli on Merrick Road & Francis Lewis Blvd. I belonged to MU Sigma Fraternity.   My brother is Richard Safran.

Sauerhoff, Lorrel (Hochhauser) - Ldory1@aol.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1956
I lived at 131-20 227th Street. My sister is Ellen, and brother is Mark. I live in Merrick, after moving from Laurelton. I am the mother of four sons (one deceased) and blessed with seven wonderful grandchildren—all living in the area. It was exciting to find the Laurelton website. It certainly brings back many fond memories and good times. My family moved here when I was 15— I had fun riding the LIRR to Far Rockaway HS—graduated in 1956. I enjoyed walks along Merrick Road & going to the movies, shopping at Sharry’s Bakery, Zickerman’s Hardware Store, Raab’s Ice Cream Shop. My neighbors were the Ferrara’s (still good friends with Pat), Reich, Margolis and Stark. I would love to hear from anyone who remembers me.

Schechter, Gary - gls1939@live.com - Mepham H.S. (Merrick, NY after 2 years at FRHS) - Class of 1956
Currently living in Williamsburg, VA.

Scher, Harriet (Weiss) - henshele@aol.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1956
Currently residing in Boynton Beach, FL.  Hope to hear from my friends.

Scherr, Judy (Siegel) - judithsiegel@aim.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1957
Growing up in Laurelton in the 1950's was ideal. I graduated from P.S. 156 in 1953. We lived at 135-05 227th St. My siblings were Joanna, David, and Eloise. I'm now living in Chapel Hill, NC, retired, with three children and (almost) four grandchildren. Would love to hear of or from some old friends, particularly Carol Silber, Ilana Mirkin, and Renee Silverstein. Is anyone out there from Mr. Blatt's English class of 1954?

Schiff, David - davids2@frontiernet.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1959
Currently living in Middletown, NY. Would enjoy hearing from "old" friends and acquaintences.

Schiffman, Brenda (Kingsley) - brendking@aol.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1955
Currently living in Aventura, FL. Just found out about the web site today and am very excited about this opportunity to connect with friends from the past. I am in touch with several former Laureltonians, and we frequently reminisce about the wonderful days of growing up in that town. My husband, Ralph Kingsley also lived in Laurelton, and very often, when we visit NY and have a car, we drive through the streets of our hometown.

Schonberger, Helene (Levine) - Neatnana47@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1959
Currently living in Plantation, FL. Married 52 years to Barry Levine from Laurelton, graduating class Andrew Jackson 1955.

Schwartzman, Henry - Hanks789@charter.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1953
Currently living in Greenville. SC.

Scolnik, Herb - hscolnik@adelphia.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1950
Currently living in Delray Beach, FL

Seifter, Fred - fredseifter@yahoo.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1959
Currently living in Brandon, FL. I was a Laurelton resident from 1949-1962. I was past president of Mu Sigma fraternity-Alpha Rho chapter-1958-1959. I graduated Far Rockaway H.S. in 1959. I went steady with Cookie Linett-1955-1960. Any Mu Sigma brothers please contact me. I am interested in a reunion. Steve or Floyd Haar, Peter or Jerry Becker, Charles Kopelman, Jack Gartner, Mike Kammerman, Bruce Waxman, Steve Rifkin, Howie Finelt, Bob Mann, Al or Jerry Gozsy Weiner, to name a few.

Seliger, Eileen (Schwartzman) - Hanks789@charter.net - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1954
Currently living in Greenville. SC.

Senoff, Michael - mike.senoff@gmail.com - Central H.S. (Philadelphia) - Class of 1959
Didn't attend high school in NY; left after graduating PS 156 in 1955.

Seplow, Ellen (Adler) - ellenjoan116@aol.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1953
This site is a great surprise. I recently met with Rabbi and Mrs. Teplitz. They had wonderful memories of their lives in Laurelton. I lived at 227-08 138th Ave. I graduated in 1952 and married in 1955. I presently live in Boynton Beach, Fl. I have two sons, and two grandchildren. I would love to hear from anyone in the Boynton Beach area.

Seplow, Eva (Agosta) - sassilassi4@aol.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1957
Currently living in Boynton Beach, FL. I moved to Laurelton in 1946. My sister is Sandy and my brother is Joey. Laurelton was a truly magical place in which to grow up. My best memories are of growing up there. I remember so many people I've seen on this website. I have been referred to as "a laurelberg lovely." What a terrific way to be remembered!!!!!!!

Shapiro, Sandy (Lapkin) - smss070@comcast.net - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1958
Currently living in Boca Raton. FL.

Silberstein, Audrey (Mannoni) - aud4ins@gmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1958
Currently living in Pompano Beach, FL. Thanks for this great website. It is such a wonderful way to find old friends and rekindle happy memories from so many years ago. I really enjoy the photos and reading about so many teachers, neighbors and classmates on this fantastic site. I just updated my e addy and hope that I didn't lose any e's in case anyone recognized me. I went to PS 156 and from about 1944 to 1960 lived at 134-55 233 St.  Would love to hear from any old friends who may remember me.  I hope to renew more old friendships and love the old photos. Website: www.insuranceaud.com

Silberstein, Phil - Meoldcurly@yahoo.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1952
Currently living in Viera, FL. This is a great website and brings back lots of warm (as well as old memories). I went to PS 156 after WWII and my best friends were Charlie Raymond, Charlie Serge, Bob Caesar, Jim Wheatley, and John Regan. Hung around with Jack Sweeny a bit as well as Les Shifrin. Got into my share of trouble and was one of those who Mrs. Wenhold was exasperated with. She spent more time giving my sister Annette instructions on what to tell my mom about me than she did teaching. (An slight exageration, of course.) Mr. Ryan was our gym teacher and I remember Mrs. Krantz also.  At AJHS I remember a great pianist who played anything you wanted to hear by the name of Bob Smith (I think), and of course was treated to great entertainment by the ever popular Chuck McCann. Ahhh .... what memories. Ran across Eleanor Salinger and had lunch with her a few years ago, and since coming to this site have been in contact with Richie Berghauser, and Charlie Stein. What a great treat!!

Silfen, Barbara (Wolff) - mbwolff@ix.netcom.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1952
Currently living in Woodmere, NY.

Silfen, Norman - normansilfen@optonline.net - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1955
Currently living in Jericho, NY.

Silverman, Ruth - DRRUTHIE@aol.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1957
Thank you so much for the posting. I graduated in 1957.  And thank you for keeping up this page, what a gift to everyone associated with Far Rockaway High School and Laurelton. 
Much to my surprise and delight I have just finished reading all of the postings.  WOW, that was terrific. The love for Laurelton is just overwhelming.  My family lived in Laurelton from 1938 until 1974.
We lived at 135-32 Francis Lewis Blvd.

My parents Sylvia and Max Silverman were founding members of the Laurelton Jewish Center.
My brother Stuart, sister Rebecca and I attended PS 156 but each of us attended different high schools.  My brother attended Jamaica, my sister Andrew Jackson and I Far Rockaway.
I have just recently reconnected with two childhood friends, Harriet Schwartz and Bayla Kirsch.
I would love to hear from others who remember us.  My brother, sister and I each still live in the greater metropolitan area.  Looking forward to e-mail's.

Sklar, Nancy (Leopold) - nannydearest23@optonline.net - Rhodes H.S. - Class of 1958
Currently living in Woodbury, NY. Was born in Laurelton - went to 156 and then to Far Rockaway HS - but graduated from Rhodes in Manhattan. Belonged to and got married in the Laurelton Jewish Center by Rabbi Teplitz - married Larry Leopold, who grew up in Cambria Heights. Been married for 50 years with 3 children and eight grandchildren. Best friends with Linda Forman (Ramis), Helaine Domroe and George Wolkoff. I lived at 137-50 227th St. in Laurelton - My sister is Debra Sklar (Mack) and my brother was Paul Sklar (who is deceased). My cousins from Laurelton are Marci, Irma and Jeffrey Sklar. Love this website and would love to hear from anyone who remembers me

Slavin, Laurence - larryslavin@hotmail.com - Stuyvesant H.S. - Class of 1955
I am a retired neurologist living in Charleston, SC and have 4 children. The youngest are China adopted 13 & 11 daughters (thank God for young energetic wives. Graduated Emory U and practiced north of San Francisco. Retired 12 years ago and love Charleston after escaping Sarasota, FL.   I still miss Laurelton and when shooting the breeze, that is my favorite subject. I fly into NYC a lot and would really like to see some of my old friends. Anybody know about Ester Miller (maiden name)? Write to me at larryslavin@yahoo.com . Also looking for Charley Greenhouse, Ken Hellman, Iggy, and the Mu Sigma gang. Life has been a great adventure and this would be the icing on the cake.

Smith, Thomas - thomashsmith@optonline.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1953
Yup, many great memories from the old digs. I have sent the PS 156 Class Picture to help all you '49ers jog your memories. I'm still in "The Empire State" but now upstate in Poughkeepsie

Sobel, Sid - pencilpusher717@yahoo.com - Abraham Lincoln H.S. - Class of 1953
Currently living in Boynton Beach, FL.

Spar, Martin - elfpump@aol.com - Brooklyn Tech - Class of 1953
Currently living in Merrick, NY. I enjoyed visiting this website as I lived in Laurelton for almost 20 years, until I got married. I will add more facts later, but if you like, send me an e-mail.

Spero, Judy (Camel) - jcamel42@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1959
Currently living in Tamarac, FL. I married Paul Camel, the love of my life, in 1963. We have five children and on March 26th, grandchild #10 will be born in Orlando, FL. I lost Paul to a combination of diabetes and cancer almost three years ago, but my life is very full with all of our children and grandchildren, and of course, with all the wonderful memories of our growing up together in Laurelton. What a wonderful and innocent time that was. Hello to all my Laurelton friends.

Spiegel, Judy (Mellen) - mellenje@comcast.net - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1954
Wow! What a surprise this is...and so nice! It will be fun to discover classmates of long ago. I am currently living in Wilmington, Delaware and would love to hear from anybody who remembers me.

Spillert, Leonard - jjljspill@bellsouth.net - No High School Listed - Class of 1959
Currently living in Jacksonville, FL.

Sroge, Marshall - msroge@verizon.net - Forest Hills H.S. - Class of 1955
Currently living in Sarasota, FL

Sroge, Suzanne (Scherer) - Beaubess@msn.com - Bayside, H.S. - Class of 1953
Currently living in Mamaroneck, NY. Thanks for this web site. I moved from Laurelton during my High School years. Attended public school and two years of High School at Far Rockaway. Keep me posted.

Stein, Charles - chasasteinsr@aol.com - Brooklyn Tech H.S. - Class of 1953
Currently living in Holderness, New Hampshire.  I grew up on 131st Ave between 231st & 232nd street. Schmitt's Farm was across the street from my house.  I graduated from PS 38 class of June 49. In retrospect it's interesting to note that we had pseudo segregation in the 40's. The school districts for PS 38 and PS 156 overlapped. Most of the Jewish kids went to PS 156, and most of the Catholics went to PS 38. We would pass each other on Merrick Road on the way to our respective schools. The Protestants had to feign for themselves. Even though my name is Stein, I was one of a rare breed "a Catholic Stein". Most people thought I was Jewish, except for the Jewish girls. They had me targeted, I couldn't get anywhere with them. I took a failed run at Florence Zwicker. My loss.

Most of my info and pictures will relate to Rosedale.   However I did play basketball for the Laurelton ELKS in 1951. I was the only non-Jew on the team. My buddies on that team were Marty Hason (we are still in touch now), Howie Chapman, Joel Karpay, Richie Opperenhiemer, Barry Bockman, Bob Shraff, and forgive me I'm having a senior moment I don't remember the rest. I do remember a great guy that took the pictures named Drippy Water's. I think he was a Twin. I still remain goods friends with Bob Horowitz & his sister Louise, and I found Artie Kern through this site.  I'd love to find Sandford (Sandy) Smitt or was it Smith.

I played baseball for the Laurelton Seahawks, and St. Mary's with Johnny Gargan, Neil Catania, Charlie Serge, Sandy Smitt, Bobby DeNeef, Charlie Raymond, Richie Berghauser, Rudy Melk, Walter Policastro, Buddy Evangelist, Giro Brigante, Charlie Lehman, Harry Barton, Frank Simmoni, Charlie Dolce, John Vesey and many others that escape me. I never got to play for St. Clare's because Joe Dolan was a demagogue that wouldn't let me play, and he remains so today.

The girls I grew up with include the Schick Sisters Dolores & Helenann, Carol Barker, Irene Salbu, Marilyn Anderson, Joan Gill, Dorothy Ernst, Pat & Peggy Deitz, Joyce Hartman, Marie McDermott, Dorothy Boening, Jean Teague, and Joann Freund. My 8th grade girl friend was Nancy Anderson. I found Nancy again 54 years later through Classmates.com.

The hangouts were the parking lot at the Laurelton Diner, Ryans, Flemmings, Tony's (The Reveria Restaurant), The Bowling Ally above the Ford Dealer on 227th street, and finally The Killarney House on the corner of Francis Lewis & Brookville Blvd. After the Killarney House we all got married and life as we knew it was never the same.

Update - November, 2010 - Skip,  You are doing God's work and I'd like to help.

I have several PS 38 pictures and memories (circ 1949) to share. I enjoy the web site very much. The old arial photos of Schmitts Farm and the Laurelton Golf Course realy hit home for me. Thank you Captain Engeler's family.

I remember going to Captain Engelers One Ring Circus at his facility on 233nd Street and Merrick Road (circ 1939). After the war (1946)Joe Schmitt sold the farm to the developers of the Laurelton Garden Apartments. However construction didn't start until late 1950/ 1951. Us kids were very resourceful and we built two baseball fields (The Comets field 232nd street and 131st Ave, and the Seahawk field at 235th street and 131st Ave.) I have a lot of stuff for the Laurelton/Rosedale site. Please contact me by phone to help me get my pictures and memories to you.

Stein, Ed - estein2@cfl.rr.com - Newton H.S. - Class of 1956
Currently living in Ocala, FL.  Wife's name and info: Gail (Rachlis) Stein--her parents owned Lil-Ed's Luncheonette.

Steinberg, Bette (Tiago) - bettetiago@sbcglobal.net - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1959
Currently living in New York, NY. Thanks for doing this, Skip. I'll have to do a lot of thinking to pull out some positives from my Laurelton years. I moved there when I was 11 and went to P.S. 156 for eighth grade. I remember some girls hating me and throwing rocks at me. Must have been the age for cliques. I confess I didn't much like the suburbs. But I did love my time at FRHS, which I attended with the "Laurelton group." My FRHS class is having its 50th reunion this April, so this website and renewing old acquaintances at FRHS collide in a riot of reconstituting a past. Thank you. I will get to this. No time today. Bette

Steuerman, Manny - emesrx@yahoo.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1958
Currently living in Coral Springs, FL

Stoloff, Howie (Steve) - sstoloff@yahoo.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - 1958
Living in Weston, FL, (part of Ft. Lauderdale), the hometown of Dan Marino, at the Eastern base of Alligator Alley.Retiring this June after 43 years in the business of education, as guidance director at South Broward High School. My "boys" included: Krusch, Moose,Bone, Giant, Scar, Eppy, Frog, Fusch, Luke, Boosch etc. Softball and stickball at 132, AVC softball, basketball at 156. A hell of a 10 years...1953-1963.

Strassner, Judy (Miller) - aquagem112@verizon.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1957
Currently living in West Babylon, NY. I went to P.S. 156 & graduated in 1953, then on to A.J.H.S. graduated in 1957. My years growing up in Laurelton were magical. I have many fond memories of friends from Public School & High School. I had a boyfriend named Michael Hirsch. Would love to hear from him. I have been happily married for almost 50 years, 2 wonderful children and 4 grandchildren.

Talish, Linda (Talish-Nudelman) - lenlinda@optonline.net - Francis Lewis H.S. - Class of 1954
Currently living in Merrick, NY. I taught mostly sixth grade at P.S. 156Q, The Laurelton School, from about 1971 until about about 1991. The wonderful principals whom I worked under were Mr. Sidney Guss and then Mrs. Sandra Bullock and Ms. Ellen Schlesinger. The fabulous assistant principal I remember best was Mr. Lee Sussman! I am still friends with several retired P.S. 156 teachers. Some of my happiest memories are from the years I taught the best and brightest at The Laurelton School!

Update - July, 2010 - I was a fifth and sixth grade teacher from 1971-1989 at the Laurelton School, P.S.156Q. I am having a reunion for my former students as well as Mrs. Jembere's former students. I am trying to include other P.S.156Q. former faculty from those years. It is a challenge to find former teachers as well as former students. This reunion will take place on Monday November 8th, 2010! Please contact me on Facebook under Linda Talish-Nudelman.

Terenzi, Andrew - andyt40@comcast.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1958
Currently living in Bothell, WA.

Traister, Sheila - shemae1@hotmail.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1956
Currently living in Redgranite, Wisconsin. My days living in Laurelton and Far Rockaway H.S. were great days. I miss all my friends; some I still speak to and see. I wish our children could experience what nice kids and a good school is like. We can only tell them and, of course, they look at us in amazement. However, I hope to connect with anyone who remembers me. I lived on 225th and 131st Ave.
Love to all, Sheila

Urowsky, Leonard (Rowe) - disser5@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1955

Vesey, John - jvz33@cox.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1951
Currently living in Ft. Walton Beach, FL

Wasserman, Leonard - preneedlen@aol.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1955
Currently living in Delray Beach, FL. What a jewel! I saw names that I thought were lost. I will be looking forward to hearing from my fellow Laureltonions. I lived 133-11 230th Street. LA 8-9103. This is exciting.

Wayne, Bunny (Eisenberg) - Bunalx@aol.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1953
Currently living in Boynton Beach, FL. I've been living in Florida for the past eleven years. Previous to Florida I lived in Chicago, Illinois for 25 years. I have 2 children. My daughter Lisa is now 51 and my son Dave is 47. I lost my husband to Parkinson's 2 years ago.  I have always worked in the art field and still do.I have been designing jewelry and producing it for the past 20 years. I've sold major department stores and boutiques throughout the country. I attended a Far Rockaway reunion this past Spring, here in Florida. It was a great success and we saw people that we had not seen since we graduated. I would love to hear from anyone that thinks they may know me.   Website: http://www.bunnecreations.com

Wedgewood, Naomi (Freeman) - nlf918@aol.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1954
I live in Delray Beach and I graduated P.S.38 in 1950.  My dad owned Wedgewood Studios. Friends were Fran Dobbs, Mickey Paperman, Ilene Gamar, Barbara and Janet Salpeter, Harriet Cohen, Thelma Waxman, Sylvia Krupnik. My sister is Nikki, also known as Jane or Nancy. So many more that I can't remember now. Please email me if you remember me.

Weinroth, Margery (David) - mweinroth@hotmail.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1956
Currently living in Massapequa Park, NY.

Weinstein, Leah (Lane) - leahclane@yahoo.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1956
I lived in Laurelton from 1938-1959. I went to P.S. 156 from K-7th grade and then to 132 for 8th grade. I went to Andrew Jackson H.S. and graduated in 1956. I got married in 1959 and divorced 10 years later. I have 3 kids and 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. I worked for NYS Dept. of Labor for 26 years and retired in 2002. I live in Deer Park N.Y. with my son and his family. If anyone remembers me, I would love to hear from you.

Weliky, Susan - sweliky@cape.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1959
Currently living in East Falmouth, MA. 2009 will be 50 years. Some of us(about 50) have gotten together twice in Manhattan for mini-reunions.We would love to do it for our 50th. I have about 100 contacts but, of course, there were 800 of us.

Wendroff, Susan (Denenberg) - sdenj@aol.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1956
Currently living in Boca Raton , FL with husband Bruce, a 1955 FRHS alum. I was so happy to find the new Laurelton web site. Clearly our times in Laurelton are to be cherished. How lucky we all were!!

Wexler, Judith (Rosenbaum) - jmr2003@att.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1959
Although not a Laurelton resident, I had many wonderful friends who lived there. I've been married to my high school heartthrob, Rick, for 48 years, two children, no grandkids. We've lived in Framingham, MA (20 miles west of Boston) for 43 years. Happily retired now, I spent 18 years as a librarian for the town of Framingham. Then 12 years as an admin. asst. for the Interactive Group at WGBH, Boston's public TV station, during the height of the internet explosion - it was a hoot! I remember our big-budget Laurelton date: Rick and I used to go to the movies in and then afterward head to the Chinese restaurant (Chung's?) nearby for egg rolls at twenty-five cents apiece! Woo hoo!

Willner, Lenore (Greene) - Blgreene77@gmail.com - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1959
Currently living in Sun Lakes, AZ. Great times! Wonderful friends!

Winter, Frank - winter@lawyer.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. – Class of 1956
Currently living in Manalapan , NJ.

Wittenberg, Fred - fwittenberg@pacbell.net - Stuyvesant/Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1959
I thought Facebook was good for finding friends and family but this site is great. Presently my wife and I live in San Francisco,CA after having moved around quite a bit. I'm a retired Air Force pilot and then worked for United Technologies and IBM. I lived at 130-60 Francis Lewis Blvd, if memory serves, from age 5 and attended PS 156 through graduation in 1955. I've really enjoyed a lot of the references, especially about walking along Merrick and buying a pickle at the deli. A fond memory was buying a potato knish when walking home from a date in the winter - primarily to keep my hands warm, because you didn't wear gloves on a date. Would be glad to hear from any old friends/classmates.

Wolff, Catherine (Slee) - Shadruss38@aol.com - Woodrow Wilson H.S. - Class of 1957
Currently living in Woodford, VT. Would enjoy hearing from friends from Springfield Gardens who eventually went to Woodrow Wilson and/or Andrew Jackson.

Wolkoff, George - gnwrx2@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1957
Currently living in Boynton Beach, FL. I was a transfer to Laurelton from Springfield Gardens (St. Albans). I was a member of Sigma Phi Fraternity (also a past president of the Cambria Heights Chapter). I am still in touch with several Laurelton alums. Hoping to hear from some long lost friends.

Yanklewitz, Merle (Levy) - grgr22@optonline.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1959
It's hard to believe I graduated from high school 50 years ago. My husband, Ted, and I live in Smithtown, Long Island (for 42 years), have 2 children, Andy and Julie, and 2 grandchildren, Katie and Gracie. Professionally, I spent 10 years as an English/Speech teacher and for the past 25 years have been a financial advisor. Over the years I have kept in touch with several people from Laurelton and we enjoy sharing our Laurelton/Cambria Heights/Andrew Jackson memories. Life seems so much more complicated now, but we really had good times.

Yesner, Michael - Michael9236@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1956
Currently living in Manhasset, NY. This is a wonderful opportunity to find and get in touch with old friends.

Zaiff, Roberta (Goldshlag) - bobsha1@yahoo.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1959
I grew up in Rosedale and went to P.S.38. I graduated from Andrew Jackson High School in 1959. I was in the sorrority ADG and had most of my social life with kids in Laurelton. I graduated from NYU with a degree in Elementary Education and received a Masters Degree in Special Education from Adelphi University. I have been living in East Northport, NY for the last 44 years, so unlike many of our classmates, I stayed close to home. I have been married to a wonderful husband, Manny, for 46 years, have two children and two beautiful granddaughters who are the joys of my life. I have such wonderful memories of all the social activities, dances and parties while growing up. I especially love the good, clean, safe fun growing up in such a great town. If anyone remembers me or has any happy memories of the time, way back then, I would love to hear from you. This is a great site and I am enjoying remembering the happy times.

Zickerman, Mark - azm7223@bellsouth.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1959
Currentley living in Boynton Beach, Florida and Fort Mill, SC

Zimmerman, Howard - howspar@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1954
Currently living in Clayton , CA . AZA Member, lived on 231st off Merrick Rd.


 



 

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