UPPER MERION HIGH SCHOOL
CLASS OF 1969

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Believe it or not, it has been 50 years since we graduated!!! It is time to celebrate. Our hard working 50th Reunion Committee has just finalized plans for the big night. Here are the details!

 

BONUS EVENT for the 50th!!

A big THANK YOU! to MaryAnne Kuroczko. The below email was received by Kathy Brady Shea; Hi Kathy! I have great news! Principal Bower has arranged for two Student Council students to give us a tour of the high school at 9:30 Saturday morning. What makes this even better is that, according to Principal Bower, the current high school is going to be closed in three years because a new high school is going to be built next to the middle school. Ground breaking is planned for April 2020. Will you be able to get this information out to the attendees?  Let me know if I need to do anything else. Thanks for your help and encouragement! MaryAnne Kuroczko

Last Chance!

This message is aimed primarily at the procrastinators out there — you know who you are. The deadline for sending your check to Cindy Eastman, our tireless treasurer, is near. And at the risk of sounding like a PBS broadcaster during a beg-a-thon : Get your money in the mail!

For those of you who are still trying to decide whether to attend, we would urge you to join us for a number of reasons. The first is an obvious one: We're not getting any younger! Sadly, we've already lost nearly a quarter of a class, and a handful won't be able to attend for health-related reasons. This may be your last opportunity to reminisce with classmates with whom you've lost touch. Not to brag, but we're a pretty special group. Not only did we experience the indignity of supervision by two people who ended up behind bars for murder convictions, we also survived the  Sixties together!

Here's what we can promise: great food and priceless camaraderie. If you've ever wondered what happened to whom, this will be the place to get answers. Find out who had personality transplants and who didn't, who followed an expected career path and who took a strange detour.

Other questions that may have already sparked your curiosity: Who is recognizable and who isn't? (Maybe some of the former will even share their anti-aging tips, and not to worry: Nametags will feature maiden names AND large type!) Who has a killer wine collection and doesn't drink? Who has earned patents? Who beat a murder rap? Who has more than a dozen grandchildren? Who hobnobs regularly with politicians,  and who keeps company with crooks? You won't get the answers here: You'll need to show up...

 

Vikings Forever Young!

Hey, half a century may have passed, but you can effortlessly revisit your teen years by attending the Class of 1969 50th Reunion. What's more: The cost of this time travel will be much cheaper and less painful than plastic surgery!

We will begin the festivities at the Upper Merion Community Center on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, for a meet-and-greet from 5 to 7 p.m. Light fare and non-alcoholic beverages will be served. It will be an opportunity to reconnect and still have time to continue the conversations for those who elect to make dinner plans in the area later. The Community Center is located at 431 West Valley Forge Rd.

On Saturday, Oct. 12, the fun will shift to Peppers Italian Restaurant & Bar in the Valley Forge Shopping Center. (Yes, many of us once bowled there!). We have booked space from 6 to 10 p.m. The evening will include a dinner buffet and cash bar. Diehard partiers will be able to extend the celebration by moving to the bar area at 10. Peppers will feature live music from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

The cost for all of this wonderful, once-in-a-lifetime entertainment is $15 per person for the meet and greet, and $40 per person for the main event. Bargain-hunters take note: You can "bundle" the events and write a check for only $50 for both: What a deal! For anyone interested in adding $5 to their total, we will make a donation to the UM Scholarship Fund in the name of the Class of '69.

Cindy Shand Eastman has graciously agreed to be our treasurer. She will be accepting checks until the deadline of Sept. 1, but please book as quickly as you can. Cindy's address is 275 Westfall Ave., King of Prussia, Pa., 19406. Her cell is 610-996-0100 if you have questions. Checks should be made payable to Upper Merion Class of 1969 Reunion.

A Facebook page (only for class members) is set up at Upper Merion High School Class of 1969 and has offered people a chance to rekindle friendships, make new ones, and dredge up some hysterical photos as well as historic memories. For those without a FB account, Jim Wilkinson generously purchased and is maintaining a website – www.UpperMerion1969.com -- which features a photo montage from the 45th as well as information on this year's gathering.

Hope to see you in October!
The Class of 1969 Reunion Committee

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Here Is a List Of Hotels In The Area For Those Classmates Needing Hotel Accommodations - CLICK HERE

We will be posting more information in the near future about our 50th Reunion but for now mark your calendar and get those checks sent in!

 

 

Upper Merion High School
45th Class Reunion for the Class of 1969

Viking

On Saturday, October 11, 2014 the Upper Merion High School class of 1969 kicked up their heels to celebrate the class's 45th reunion at the Greco Roman restaurant in Norristown, Pennsylvania!
Over 100 classmates traveled from near and far to join the celebration!

The reunion committee did a FANTASTIC job!

                     
Who Attended?                  Reunion Survey

 

If you have photos you would like to add to the collection please email them to Jim Wilkinson at Jim@MJW-Inc.com and he will get them up on the site.

Below are some great photos from the night. Enjoy!

For additional Photos;

MORE Photos - Submitted by Julie Catagnus

MORE Photos - Submitted by Daria Pronchick McDonough

MORE Photos - Submitted by Cindy Hauser for Rob Reinbold

Upper Merion High School

crowd

Kevin Huston and Daria Pronchick
Kevin Huston and Daria Pronchick McDonough


Pat Sparling Grimes, Vicki Neal France, Donna Jones Brown, and Pat Wood Purnell


Rhonda Flinn Thomas


Kevin Cleary




Kay Glider Weiss and husband Brian


Kathy Richard Meyer, Kathy Brady Shea, and Claire Woolery


Julie Catagnus and her husband Dick Sauls


Kathy Brady Shea




Julie Catagnus


John Janes


Jean Godsall-Myers


Joe Spadoni, Nancy Zieber, and Kevin Huston


Hunter Robinson and Gail Gudikunst Morrison


Dan Willis, Julie Catagnus, Joyce Newstein Thompson, Janice Fearneley Barbato,


Joyce Newstein Thompson, Janice Fearneley Barbato, Mary Farrell, Chris Knopf, back of Jan Galla; Wayne Frankenfield; Dave Mullen, and Jean Godsall-Myers


Diana Hildreth Matyas is talking to Kevin Cleary , in next group in center back, Hunter Robinson is wearing a black vest and pink or lavender shirt. Standing on the other side of the doorway are Millie Narnst and Rhonda Flinn Thomas.


Nancy Zieber, Pat Sparling Grimes and Gary Grimes


Dino Volpi and Joe Spadoni




Daryl Kreamer and Gwen Anthony


Donna Jones Brown, Daria Pronchick McDonough in back talking to John and Ginny Janes, and I think Lee Palumbo


Chris Knopf


Bob Reinbold and Cindy Houser


Jan Galla, Darcy Goines Johnson, Kevin Cleary


Chris Knopf, his wife, Mary, and Darcy Goines Johnson


Rhonda Flinn and Nancy Zeiber (their backs), Millie Narnst, George Homa, Effie Notaras

MORE Photos - Submitted by Julie Catagnus

MORE Photos - Submitted by Daria Pronchick McDonough

MORE Photos - Submitted by Cindy Hauser for Rob Reinbold

Everyone is looking forward to the 50th Reunion!