Class of 1959 Fiftieth Year Reunion
Hurst High School Class of 1959 met at DeNunzio's Chop House at Arnold Palmer Airport in Latrobe, PA on August 30, 2009 to rekindle old friendships and meet new friends. It was an awesome afternoon and evening.
Carol Leasure Leshock was the M.C. and in charge of the event along with her committee which was comprised of Virginia Freeman Gosnell, Kay Lowery Brinker, and Janet Wilson Hawkins. Renee Kalp Hollis was also given special acknowledgements for finding a lot of our lost classmates.
The social hour was followed by the class photograph, invocation and memorial to deceased classmates. After a wonderful dinner served by DeNunzio's, welcome remarks and acknowledgments werre made by Carol Leasure Leshock.
23 classmates are deceased, including Regis Ferlin, Constance Lessman Sirianna, Louis Cid, Donald Smith, Gerald Lawrence, John Cook, Daniel Fidda, Thomas Bohatch, Ramonda Machusko Lessick, Dolores Seaman, Mary Esther Fultz Novotny, Mary Ann Kwak Prevenslik, Lewis Scott, John Koshar, Esther Nemeth Schall, Margaret Zeglin Spallone, William Yesho, Elaine Oravets, Judity Balash Sossa, Ronald Leonard, Jonalyn Matecko Verna, Richard Pavel, Catherine Clawson Stinebiser and Paul Rudy.
Those classmates in attendance were: Louise Albright Wilson of Whitesboro, NY, Linda Appel Colson of Stone Harbor, NJ, Paul Baum of Latrobe, PA., Rosemary Bulebosh Bayura of Latrobe, PA, Mary Louise Casner Savage of Bremerton, WA, Bette Cochran Morris of Knoxville, TN, Janet Downs Dorey of San Antonio, TX, Carol Fess Danser of Greensburg, PA, Virginia Freeman Gosnell of Export, PA, William Hamel of Bluffton, SC,
Lewis Hartzell of Leesburg, FL, Darlene Honse Zalick of Mt Pleasant, PA, Beverly Horne Helfferich of The Villages, FL, Edward Hunter of Chatsworth, CA, Imo Husak Norouzi of Aliso Viejo, CA, Renee Kalp Hollis of Albuquerque, NM, Mary Ann Kaputa Rakaczky of Greensburg, PA, Paul Kirik of Moline, IL, Richard Kolling of Jeannette, PA,
Patricia Koval Kissinger of Connellsville, PA, Margaret Kowatch Kashin of Pitsburgh, PA, Carol Leasure Leshock of Greensburg, PA, Kay Lowery Brinker of Norvelt, PA, Janet Miller Lomicka of Greensburg, PA, Blaine Musgrove of Georgetown, SC, Donald Myslewski of North Huntingdon, PA,Jack Novotny of Vero Beach, FL,
Sue Null Wojtanowski of Mt Pleasant, PA, Patricia Ondus Nowicki of Dallastown, PA, Margaret Poole Queer of Hunker, PA, Francis Porch of Overland Park, KS, Georgwe Prasnitz of Latrobe, PA, Wayne Pritts of Webster Groves, MO, Mary Ann Puskar Bradford of Orlando, FL, Michael Puskar of Mt Pleasant, PA
Joyce Queer Wiltrout of Washington, PA, Darwin Reese of Austin, PA, Betsy Spisak Sherbondy of Latrobe, PA, William Steiner of Mt Pleasant, PA, Linda Strandberg Mott of Mt Pleasant, PA, Ray White of Freeport, PA, Janet Wilson HAwkins of Mt Pleasant, PA, Chuck Wolfe of Greensburg, PA, Barbara Yanetsky Vadas of Bradenville, PA, Robert Zahuranic of Latrobe, PA.
It was just a wonderful time for those of us who attended. We all missed a lot of our classmates who did not attend and we're hoping that in year 2011, more of us will come out and renew old friendships once again.
The All Class Reunion, which was held at the Roosevelt Room in Norvelt, PA on August 29, 2009 was also attended by Vivian George Bulebosh, Linda Burchell Hillis, Barbara Weightman Yothers, and Tom Yothers, who did not attend the Class of 1959 dinner and reunion on August, 30th.
Report submitted by Janet Miller Lomicka - Sept 2009
(Use the the Photo Album link at the top of this page to view Class of 1959 Reunion photos.)