Graduates From Laurelton In "The 60's"

Aaronson, Ron - ronaa@optonline.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1967
Currently residing in Armonk, NY

Abramowitz, Helene - (Kuskin) - larhe31@yahoo.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1961
I lived in Laurelton from 1952 until 1965 when I married Larry Kuskin, a graduate of AJHS in 1960. We now live in Boynton Beach, FL. My address in Laurelton was 135-14 224th Street. My neighbors were Linda Disimone, Michael Fierstein, Ronny Sasofsky, Mitchell Karlin, Arthur and Carol Mack, Andrea Wolpe, Elyse Goldstein - boy so many memories. We are in Florida since 1974. My e-mail address is larhe31@yahoo.com. Life is great - we are both retired and having fun in our Venetian Isles adult community. Would love to hear from you. Helene Kuskin

Abramowitz, Louis - loua765@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1963
Currently living in Coral Springs, FL. Lived in Laurelton with my family and brother Martin (on the corner of 232nd St. and 133rd Ave.), from early 1950s through 1969. Attended PS 156, JHS 59 and graduated AJHS in 1963. Served in Vietnam 68-69 (101st Airborne Division and Bronze Star Recipient). Graduated from Fordham University majoring in Business and Economics.  I will never forget Laurelton and all the great experiences that came with growing up there. Miss all my friends and "hanging out" at Bert and Dave's on FLB.

Abramowitz, Martin - gumbo1@verizon.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1964
Still alive & kicking. Laurelton was one of the best places to be at, the right place, at the right time. Like "Leave it to Beaver." My brother is Louie Abramowitz. My cousins are Adrienne Serota & Ronnie Serota. I have lived in Tampa FL for 21 years, with my wife of 40 years. My address was 132-02 232 St.,the corner house down the block from the House of Chang, which my family always went once a week for dinner. Always looking to get a game of softball going after school at P.S. 156 or J.H.S. 59. I was involved in the movement in the 60's & early 70's. Loved the P.A.L. Softball League, whom many of you guys payed ball in. Remember going to the Laurelton Theatre for the Saturday matinee for .25 cents & getting the card to see if you got in for free the following week. All is cool. (Except FL.) Take that statement any way you want. "Life happens when you are busy making other plans." If anyone remembers me get in touch. Marty

Adler, Frank - adler@macalester.edu - Eastchester H.S. - Class of 1962
Currently living in Saint Paul, MN. I have fond memories of PS 156 and JHS 59, as well as actively participating in USY at the Laurelton Jewish Center, plus singing with Mr Buchanan and doing Gilbert & Sullivan. My family moved to Eastchester in 1958, so I missed going to Jackson or Far Rockaway. After high school, I went to Antioch College, then got a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago. I returned to teach at Antioch, 1975-95, then was hired by Macalester College in Saint Paul to Chair the Polsci. Dept. My time in Laurelton were the happiest years of my childhood; no community I resided in since matched the warmth and nurturing I so fondly recall.

Adler, Paul - paul_k_adler@hotmail.com - Brooklyn Tech - Class of 1960
Currently living in Jericho, NY

Agin, Steven - agin@embarqmail.com - Brooklyn Tech - Class of 1969
Currently living in Delaware, NJ. I lived at 226-23 130th Av. from 1952 (age 1) til about 1962 then, 137-14 228th St. right across from the LJC. Attended 132 until spring of the 6th grade Mrs. Chesler (sp?) (in the photo of Mrs. Kerner's 4th grade class on this site, I'm holding the placard probably to hide the fact that I was not wearing a white shirt - again not wearing a white shirt in Mrs. Buratt's 5th grade class photo, Mrs. Buratt was NO Mrs. Kerner). I remember: Rita DeBias, Sharon Bursuk, Gina ..., Halbert Feinberg, Marshall Krauthamer, Robert Hoffman, Jerry Joseph, Susan Landon, Gary Goldman, Robert Weisbrodt, Tommy Rizzo, Curtis..., Herbert Frankel, Bernard Kleinman, Ellen ..., Susan Klein, Libby Finesmith (what a nice person), Joel Kurtzman, Happy Gold, and Glenda - all in that photo. Though I was not close with almost any of these kids, you can see how vivid are my memories of this time. They are indelible and the heart of life when things were simple but intense. As I read about the reminiscences of others on this site: 132, 156, "squash" at the handball court, the LJC, Carmine's, Roma's garlic bread (God), the movie theater (which was an addiction on Saturdays, curiously nobody mentioned), the wonderland of Stanley's!, Woolworth's, Bert & Dave's, the Depot, Library, and so many other places and things, I'm struck by how much this place was so important to us because we spent our childhoods there. I wonder what happened to the kids I knew. They're still kids to me. Along with: Paul Weintraub, "Logi" Trepper, Barry Becker (a genius/peter pan who dressed as Batman, in his self-made costume and took 'competing' Robins out at night to roam alleys and garage rooftops), John Ploss, Mike Cohen, and others.

Aronson, Ilene (Yarkon) - aibb4@aol.com - Hewlett H.S. - Class of 1966
Currently living in Old Bethpage, NY

Atlas, Wendy (Sawyer) - wsawyer826@gmail.com - Springfield Gardens H.S. - Class of 1966
Currently living in Chandler, AZ.  (Skip, I see you live in Concord CA, I lived in Novato for 18 years - husband retired and now living in AZ.)

Auslander, Judy (Princer) - heyjude2501@aol.com - South Side H.S. - Class of 1962
I lived in Laurelton until the 9th grade and then moved to Rockville Centre. To this day I talk about growing up in such a wonderful place. Our block, 124th Street & 137th Ave., was loaded with kids and definately the best place for a "punch ball" game....stoop ball was at my house! I've recently reconnected with a few Laureltonians and that was lots of fun. I moved to Florida 14 years ago, but now live in PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

Avolio, Adrienne (Fama) - ages@optonline.net - Springfield Gardens H.S. - Class of 1968
Currently living in West Babylon, NY. My name is Adrienne Fama. Back in Laurelton it was Avolio and I lived at137-08 233 St. Back in the 50s, I left P.S.156 and graduated from St. Clair's in Rosedale in 1964 then went to SGHS and graduated in 1968. This site is fantastic. I remember when I walked to Green Acres, I remember LaTasca Pizzeria and The Pizza King. I lived on 233 St. and 137 Ave. We also played ball at 156 and The Greens too. I remember House of Change, Laurelton Movies, The Riveria Italian Restarant, The Bagel Store, The Greasy Spoon Dinner, Sherry's Bakery (I worked there.) So many good memories of my childhood. There's so many times I say I wish I could go back and spend one day of my childhood and see everything once more and all my friends I had, because Laurelton was the greatest town to grow up in.

Axelrod, Marc - msaxel@aol.com - Francis Lewis H.S. - Class of 1967
Currently living in Old Bethpage, NY. I moved from Laurelton before the end of high school but have maintained friendships from there to this day. Most wonderful memories of growing up. But we all know that.

Axelrod, Sherry (Nerenberg) - Sherrytravels18@gmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1965
Presently live in Boynton Beach, FL, married to Rabbi Yaakov Nerenberg. We will be moving to Costa Rica.

Barbash, Glenda (Schechter) - scogle2@aol.com - Lawrence H.S. - Class of 1968
Currently living in North Hills, NY. My family moved to Laurelton in 1955 and I lived at 131-45 227 Street until I moved away in 1964. I attended P.S. 132 and I am in Mrs. Kerner's 4th grade class picture as well as Mrs. Buratt's 5th grade class picture. I still have the 4th grade picture and remember everyone in the class. I have very fond memories of living in Laurelton. Who could forget being able to walk to and from school, the movies, the library (and Miss Rand's storytelling), Colony cards, Carmine's, the kosher deli where we had Mrs. Chesler's retirement party. I stayed on Long Island all my life. I am a dentist and I have 2 grown daughters and 5 grandchildren. I saw many familiar names on the site. I would like to hear from anyone who remembers me.

Bachenheim, Michael - taxprep001@yahoo.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1962
Currently living in Cornelius, NC. I attended PS 156 and JHS 59, and I graduated from AJHS in 1962. I am a retired accountant, currently living in Lake Norman (Cornelius), North Carolina. I have been married for 45 years to my wife, Carole. I have 2 daughters and 2 grandchildren. I would love to hear from old Laurelton friends.

Barlow, Anita (Merein) - anita.merein@cox.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1967
Currently living in Mission Viejo, CA.

Baruch, Barbara (Dymkowski) - bdymkowski5@gmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1962
I've been living in Wellington, Florida for the past two years. I lived on 228th Street until 1969 when I married
and moved to New Jersey. We have two sons and five grandchildren. I've reconnected with two Laurelton friends
right here in Wellington. Small world.

Basher, Gail (Holzman) - gajobh@gmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1965
Currently living in North Bellmore, NY.  I moved to Laurelton in 1961 from Inwood, Manhattan. I went to the Junior High on Springfield Blvd, I think the number is 59, for the 9th grade. I attended Andrew Jackson HS from Sept 1962 to June 1965. My address was 139-33-229th Street. I have three younger brothers Richard, Louis and Harry. My husband Jack lived in Arverne in the Rockaways 169th Street and Thursby Ave. Before that he lived in Springfield Gardens. We met at a Purim dance at the Laurelton Jewish Center Feb. 1968. June 1969 we got married and moved to Brooklyn. I have 3 children and 2 grandkids. I have lived in Bellmore since 1994.

I have lost contact with most of my friends from my Laurelton years and it would be nice to reconnect. Some of the people I knew ( can't remember some last names ) were Yvette, Wilma, Eileen Arshansky, Lynette Brown, Marcia or Marsha Eisenberg (from Rosedale). My friend Jessica lived around the corner from me on 139th Street if I am correct. Her mother's name was Marie Kelly and her sister was Debbie Kelly. I introduced Jessica to John E. Martinson who I used to write to when he was in Viet Nam. He was from Springfield Gardens. Jessica and John were Married at St. Claire Church in 1970 I think. We lost contact about 20 years ago. John was a mechanic for the Green Bus Lines in Jamaica, NY. I was also friends with a guy named Howard Levine who lived on the same street as me. He attended the University of Illinois and studied to be a veterinarian (animal Doctor). Another person was Paul Donados we were suppose to meet in front of St Patrick Cathedral for the year 2000 however I was ill and never made it. My neighbors were Grace and Herb Pomfrey and my other neighbors were two brothers Stu and David and their sister Wendy. Their mother was Etta (she passed away from breast cancer. It would be nice to hear from some of my old friends and see what road they traveled in life. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to express myself. Those were great years and lots of good memories.

Bayer, Janet - dajanmj@optonline.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1961
Currently living in Oakland, NJ.

Bayer, Richard - richardsnowonder@gmail.com - Fair Lawn H.S. (N.J.) - Class of 1964
Currently living in Santa Cruz, CA. Moved away from NY in 1961. Website: http://snowonder.com

Bayliss, R. Bruce - rbrucebayliss@gmail.com - P.S. 132 - Class of 1960
Looking for PS 132 graduates from 1960 0r '61. We left NY and moved outside Boston after PS 132. I am presently retired and living in Weybridge, Vermont.

Becker, Susan (Niego) - susie1944@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1961
Currently living in Nesconset, NY

Bellis, Stan - stanleybellis@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1968
Oh my gosh! Where do I begin???? I'm married 34 years with 3 children. We currently live in Plandome, NY. I am a 12th grade teacher, working in the Bronx. The school I work in was built in '29 and is an exact duplicate of Jackson. It is almost like I never left.

Bender, Fred - vanman131313@optonline.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1967
Currently residing in Levittown, NY. Who could forget Andrew Jackson and some of the great teachers we had there, such as Mr. Yurasits, who always gave more than 100 percent.

Benjamin, Gerald - geraldben@msn.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1966
Currently living in Loudonville, NY. I went to PS 176 and then the school system divided kids into the dumb ones and the smart ones. Mike Nussbaum and I went with the dumb kids to PS 147 and then we all met up again in Jackson. It was great for our self esteem. lol   My vocation and avocation is beautiful dentistry (so much for being a dumb kid). Susan and I have been married for 37 yrs and we live near Albany, NY and I have remained friends with Dr. Mike Nussbaum for more than 53 years.  Website: www.Benjaminsmile.com

Berenhaus, Marla (Banta) - MarlaGenealogy@aol.com - Springfield Gardens H.S. - Class of 1969
Hi, I'm currently living in Maggie Valley, NC. I am looking for pictures and friends from Laurelton and Rosedale from 1956 - 1971. Any class pictures, group or singles. And any other pictures. We lived at 232-01 Mentone Ave. I went to PS 156, JHS 59 and Springfield Gardens HS grad 1969. I worked at La Tasca's Pizza on Merrick Road (between 232 and 233) from 1965 to 1971. I also worked for a Hardware Store from 1965 to 1969 on Saturdays. I have an older brother Steve (AJHS grad 1965) and a younger brother Scott (moved from Laurelton 1971). E-mail me at MarlaGenealogy@aol.com
Website: www.kidsbook.biz

Berger, Hope (Beyer) - hope11023@hotmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1960
Currently living in Great Neck, NY.

Bergman, Maxine (Peck) - maxbpeck@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1962
Currently residing in Newton, MA. It was great reading the website. Michael Feldman's comments brought back so many memories. He really has a great memory! I have been in touch with Marsha Straubing, Donna Klur, Adrianne Sklar, Michael Ginsburg, Larry Frank. Would love to know what happened to Jerry Sobel and others. Please write.

Bergson, Leslie - lpb655@earthlink.net - Springfield Gardens H.S. - Class of 1968
Currently living in Pomona, CA.

Berkowitz, Anne (Neiwirth) - anne49@aol.com - Hunter College H.S. - Class of 1967
Currently living in Bexley, Ohio. I lived at 131-22 225th St. from 1959-1972; attended PS 132 for 5th & 6th grades (Mrs. Ganz, Mrs. Cohen). Not many Laurelton folks will remember me, as I did not attend local schools for grades 7-12. I am still best friends with Iris (Krichefsky) Schachter and Harvey Schachter. Jeff Krublit is my cousin. I still recall some of my PS 132 classmates' names: Glenn Kessler, Maury Rice, Susan Grant, Alan Dorn, Melanie Gissen, Saundra Rothlein, Eileen Drosin, Ilene Aronson, Andrea Brautman, Enid Baran, Bonnie Wolpe. Other memories: Mrs. Rindner's Girl Scout Troop that met at a church on 130th(?) Ave.; Hebrew school and Jr. Choir at the JCH on 223rd. Would love to hear from the old LYAG/ATID crowd from LJC in late '60s.

Berliner, Susan (Levy) - slevy54@rcn.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1965
Currently living in Burlington, MA

Berman, Barry - barry@integritasconsult.com  Denver, CO - Springfield Gardens H.S. - Class of 1968 - Updated October, 2015
I lived in Laurelton from, I think 1955 to 1971, and went to PS 156, JHS 59 and Springfield High.  I live in Denver, Colorado. I own a Management Consulting firm based on Transformative Learning principles and ontological coaching. I am married with two children and 5 grandkids and having a GREAT life! If you want to know more, please email me.

Berman, Jeff - bermfour@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1960
Currently living in Wheeling, IL. We're all graduates of this "sickness" called Laurelton - at least that's what my wife calls it. Can't imagine why. Just because I have an Illinois vanity license plate which says "Laurelton" and still maintain Laurelton friends? Nah!Would love to hear from old friends. Living in Wheeling, IL - a Chicago suburb 1960 AJHS graduate.

Bernstein, Carol (Freeman) - carfree2@gmail.com - Andew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1960
Flushing, NY & Boca Raton, FL.  As anyone posting at this wonderful site knows, Laurelton will be in our hearts forever. Some of my best years, memories and friends start from the time I moved to Laurelton as an incoming freshman at AJHS. I lived at 228-49 Mentone Avenue. Several Laurelton and AJHS reunions over the years (in NY and Fla.), have kept the flame burning as I catch up with old friends and memories. Can't wait till we meet again.

Bernstein, Jeff - Jab@coblentzlaw.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1960
Currently living in Sausalito, CA

Bernstein, Rona "Ronnie" (Babbit) - Ronacorona@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1961
Hi! I'm Ronnie and this website has brought back many memories. They are so good. I have lived in West Palm Beach for 13 years. I have a son and daughter. One lives in Mount Kisco NY and the other lives in Philly PA. I have two grandchildren. I went to 156, 159 and finally Andrew Jackson. I remember Lil Eds, Capri, 4 Star Bakery and the movie house. I lived at 131 230 St. I used to walk to 156. Can you believe that? My kids lived a half a mile and had to take the bus. I remember my kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Claus, and another teacher, Mrs. Guiler. We bought milk, cookies, and pretzels in class. We ducked under our desks. I enjoyed Mrs. Pendel's dance class and my sorority, OPL. Some of the people I remember are Sue Buller, Alice Schaefer, Joyce Hazan, Carol Forman, Abby Wendroff, Rita Coffield, Stan Shaw, Barbara Boklan, Jerry Leinwol, Diane Bayer, Cookie Linett, Howie Engel, Manny Steurman and Marcia Kleigman. If anyone remembers me, please contact me.

Bernstein, Susan (Melowsky) - sm32349@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1967
Currently living in Cincinnati, OH.

Best, Lon - Abestco@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1964
Currently living in New York, NY.

Binder, Art - strongasabull@optonline.net - Brooklyn Academy - Class of 1960
Currently living in Baiting Hollow, NY. Born in Rosedale 1942, moved to Francis Lewis Blvd.& 131st Ave at 2 years of age and then to 227th street and 137th Ave as a young teen. Grew up playing softball, basketball and stickball on the asphalt at PS156. (John Burke was the MAN IN CHARGE). Played with some really good athletes like Alan Shapiro, Hal Greenhouse, George Kay, Sandy Rice, Marty Blank,Billy Cohen, etc., etc., etc. Survived the Laurelton party scene as a teen, which was great preparation for my business career which was basically a continuation of the same. Married in 1965 to the former Marilyn Meister, 2 sons and a 4 y/o grand daughter. Retired, with (3) horses, (1) border collie, (25) plains bison and a horse farm on the north fork of Long Island. Would love to hear from (young) old friends. P.S. sold the buffalo herd in 2003

Blatt, Janet (Pica) - jhpica@optonline.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1961
Currently living in Allentown, NJ. Hi everyone, I am not Milton Blatt's daughter; but I am Jerry's younger and Cynthia's older sister. Our home was just across from P.S. 156 and the Laurelton Jewish Center. You may not remember me but you may remember visiting my house to smoke a cigarette before services or school. Yes we also had the monkey - gee, maybe you do remember me. I'd love to hear from you.

Blenner, George - gblenner@EFAdvice.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1969
Currently living in Holland, PA.

Blocher, Robin (Siminoff) - rsiminoff@verizon.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1964
Currently living in South Plainfield, NJ.  I lived at 135-18 230th Street with my sister, Roslyn Blocher Rubenstein. Roz and I went to PS 156. I went to JHS 59. Roz ('59) and I ('64) graduated from Andrew Jackson. My brother-in-law, Ira Rubenstein graduated from Far Rockaway ('58).

Blumberg, Ronnie (Spector) - Spectors08@aol.com - Springfield Gardens H.S. - Class of 1969
Currently living in Germantown, MD. The best years were growing up in Rosedale/Laurelton. I have been living here in Maryland for 18 years and have met so many people who are from the old neighborhood or know someone from Rosedale/Laurelton. I actually grew up on 230-18 145th Ave. We called it Laurelton, some called it Rosedale. I remember going to Brookfield Park, The Pizza King, the dances at Rosedale Jewish Center, the holidays walking to Laurelton Jewish Center. Memories, they're the best, lets keep them coming.

Blumenfeld, Irving - ibgimp100@optonline.net - Springfield Gardens H.S. - Class of 1968
Currently living in Baldwin, NY. Hello to all my Laurelton friends who might remember me.

Boklan, Barbara (Garfield) - barblee1204@bellsouth.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1961
Currently living in Boca Raton, FL.

Brandstatter, Linda (Abbott) - Lotus954@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1961
Currently living in Ogden, Utah. What a delight to find this website and to spend time reliving the memories everyone has contributed. I'd love to hear from those of you who remember me. I've kept in touch with a bunch of folks listed on Classmates, but this site is awesome! Write!!
www.abbottglass.com

Braun, Lorraine - LilacsRSweet@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1969
How great to find this site and read about so many people that were at Jackson during my four years. I moved from Laurelton (128-44 236 Street) in 1970 and now live in Jackson Heights, NY. I became active in race-walking in the late 1990s (I was never a physical education aficionado back in AJHS!) lol, but have completed 4 NYC Marathons and look forward to another November, 2008. Through this site, I hope to connect and share stories and memories of a different time in all of our lives and sense of community.

Braun, Sue (Gottlieb) - icecoldsue@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1968
Currently living in Minnetonka, MN

Brautman, Andrea  (Schwartz) - andrea@goschwartz.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1966
Currently living in Leesburg, VA.  I have the BEST memories from High School. It was such fun and closeness among friends.  My kids still don't seem to understand the way it was.  Where are all of you?  I was in ADG and we were close with many fraternities.  I'm still "bestest" friends with Ilene Aronson/Yarkon.  Gosh I know I'm going to leave someone out but I haven't talked or seen Pam Morris, Joan Prussan, Gail Friedman etc (since a reunion mega years ago)and I miss you!  And the guys...Marty Rosenthal, Alan Nodelman (I did have dinner with you not too long ago,it was great but we lost touch again), Billy and Barry Rost.  I became a grandmother this year and fell in love again with sweet Julianna, my son, Eric's daughter.  My friends all say "I don't look or act like a grandmother!"  Email me if you can...I'm so nostalgic.  Please visit my website at www.AndreaDesignz.com

Brautman, Judy  Cohen - cohen@adelphi.edu - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1962
Currently living in Oceanside, NY.  Some of us went to PS 132-- and we were part of the first graduating class of JHS 59! Jackson was great and we were all very involved in Sing-- Happy to hear from others. Best.

Breitman, Laura - breitman@optonline.net - Music and Art H.S. - Class of 1967
Currently living in Warwick, NY.  Marvin Merein, I was in your class - Laurelton Elementary School! Thanks for the wonderful photos.  I grew up on 228th Street. I have an older sister, Janet Breitman and we're still in touch with Margy and Judy Lesk.  Website located at www.laurabreitman.net 

Brett, Stephen - Stephennoelbrett@gmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1964 - Updated October, 2015
Currently living in Glen Ellen, CA. We moved to Laurelton in 1949 and lived at 133-08 234th Street. I lived there until I married a Valley Stream girl in 1971. We both graduated from Queens College in 1968 and 1972 respectively. In 1975 I was transferred to San Francisco by my company and moved to Sonoma County in 1991. I have very fond memories of Laurelton - a uniquely wonderful small town where close friendships were made. Hard to believe at times that we were situated in NYC. It had more of a Long Island "feel."

Brickner, Gary - gbrick2@comcast.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1967
I'm currently living in Princeton, NJ.  My family moved to Laurelton in 1953 when I was 3. I left for college in 1967. In between I accumulated a wealth of fond memories growing up in Laurelton too numerous to list but probably very similar to others who are on this site. Life revolved around school, the schoolyard, the LJC, little league and later hanging out on Merrick Road at such establishments as Carmine's Pizza. 

Brill, Judy (Lefkowitz-O'Connor) - rayoc2000@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1960
Currently living in Odessa, FL. It would be great to hear from my old classmates. Life has taken many turns since High School for all of us. Let's try to reconnect by e-mail.

Brill, Norman - NormCBrill@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1963
Currently living in Oceanside, NY

Brodsky, Jeffrey - yankeeboy12383@gmail.com - Springfield Gardens H.S. - Class of 1968
Currently living in Burtonsville, MD. I lived on Mentone Ave. between 233rd St. and Laurelton Pkwy. After graduation in 1968 I served in the Navy and went on to college. I have a wife, two children and a grandson. I work for the Justice Department in Washington, DC and hope to retire in the next few years. If anyone remembers me and would like to spend some time talking about the old days in Laurelton, just e-mail me.

Brown, Alan - ambrownesquire@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1969
Currently living in New York, NY.

Browne, Maureen (Robinson) - maureen.robinson@mihs.org - Dominican Commercial H.S. - Class of 1969
Currently living in Phoenix, AZ. I lived at 120-25 237th Street in Cambria Heights actually 1/2 block from Laurelton but all of my friends that I hung out with lived in Laurelton. Our home was located directly across from PS 176 and my neighbors included, the Dawsons, the Whites, the Persons, Russells and the Filippis(on 238th Street behind us.)We had the best childhood ever and growing up in Cambria Heights/Laurelton was terrific and safe.

We moved out in 1973 when my parents moved to Phoenix, AZ and I moved to Bellerose after getting married. One year later I too moved out to Phoenix and have been here ever since.

I loved my childhood and will never forget all my friends who lived there and who I grew up with. Every summer the "Center" which was located inside PS 176 on the first floor housed all of us and every week day we played ping pong, pool, kickball, basketball, etc. At lunchtime the girls played records in the cafeteria and we'd dance to the tunes of the 60's as the guys would play ping pong and pool and who would steal glances at us while we danced. I believe the head counselor's name was Mr. Popko. Many great summers took place there during the day and then in the "cement" park after the Center closed at 5:00 p.m. We'd be there until dark and sometimes after dark. There will never be another place like it.

Brownstein, Rob - brownsteinrob@gmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1963
I'm finally retired at almost 70. Now I have to live for another 30 years to enjoy it :-).  It's nice to see I'm not the only one with pangs of nostalgia about Laurelton. I took my two boys (12 and 14) there in the summer of 2005 to show them the three houses I lived in, the schools I went to, and to share my memories of growing up there. It would have been nice if the "block busters" had not raped Laurelton and some of our friends and families still lived there. But, that's progress, I guess. I've been living in California more than half my life, now, but I'm still a Yankee fan and a lover of NY pizza. Some things never change.

Buller, Rochelle (Rabeeya) - rrabeeya@verizon.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1967
Currently living in Elkins Park, PA. I was just thrilled to see this website. I have fond memories of Laurelton, riding bicycles, having hoola hoop contests, playing hop scotch. We didn't lock the doors on our homes during the 1950s. I remember Mr. Yurasits from AJHS. Does anyone remember other teachers Angela Cinque, Martin Groffman, Arthur Bryton, Martin Hohauser, and Mr.Stutz from JCHS 59? And,Lani Guinier as a classmate. I see many familiar names - Arnie Cohen, Bob Kazin, Tom Burke, Iris Schwartz. Thank you for the photos, for the memories and for setting up this website.

Burstein, Judith (Fein) - judith@globaladventure.us - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1962
Currently living in Santa Fe, NM. Hello, all of you who shared in my childhood and teen years. Would love to hear from you and play catch-up. So many of you have written about SING, and I remember writing those songs and, with Jessie Tillman, leading those fabulous shows. You were the stars. A few of you have contacted me with lyrics--I had forgotten them. Those rhymes make me smile. This site is instant nostalgia. I lived out of the country for l0 years, reside in Santa Fe, am on the road a good portion of the time as a travel journalist and would love--after all the peregrinations--to pick up the thread of connection. The e-mail address has changed. It's Judith@GlobalAdventure.us     www.globaladventure.us

Burstein, Pat (Launer) - patlauner@san.rr.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1965
Currently living in Del Mar, CA. Wow! If this isn't a walk down memory lane! Nice to know (mostly) everyone is alive and well! I've been reminded of AJHS a lot lately. Met a woman of 80+ who lived in Laurelton, went to P.S. 156, graduated from AJHS, and then, like me, went to Queens College, got a doctorate at CUNY and wound up teaching at San Diego State University! Small, small world. Just the other day, a new friend told me his father is a Shakespeare scholar (I'm a theater critic) and that he taught English for years -- at Andrew Jackson HS!! He was the chair of the Dept -- Mr. Christ. He's written 50 books, is 93, and about to celebrate his 70th anniversary -- pretty inspiring. Looking at all those photos brought back a flood of memories. Would love to hear from former SING-sters, or others who remember.  Website: www.patteproductions.com

Byron, Ralph - ralphybye@verizon.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1965
Currently living in Marshall, NC.

Caplan, Irene (Albano) - irenecappy@yahoo.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1964
Currently living in Las Vegas, NV. There are a lot of great memories associated with growing up in Laurelton. I lived in 233rd Street and then moved to Francis Lewis Blvd. I then moved to Valley Stream when I was 18...hard to believe I was ever 18. Went to P.S 38, St. Clare's Church, and AJHS. Some of the friends I remember were Stuart Fishman, Edith Edelstein, Anita Bernheimer, Elayne Gross, Susan Dankner, Donald French, Trudi Sturm (who I just reconnected with and who is refreshing my memory about lots of fun times)and lots of kids from Springfield Gardens, Rosedale and Cambria Heights as well. Great website!

Caruso, Tom - ceued@yahoo.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1967
Currently living in Toms River, NJ. I guess I'm late coming to this site. Came across some old names and cherished memories of a time none of us will ever forget. We were fortunate to live during this time. I've emailed to some on the list that I remember from the first grade, and hope to hear from them. Regarding me...I'm still working, two grandchildren, and living at the beautiful Jersey shore. Life is great!

Cherkiss, Dick - cherkiss1@aol.com - Brooklyn Tech - Class of 1963
Currently living in Lake Worth, FL. I was born in Laurelton and lived at 135-02 232nd St. until 1967. Nothing but great memories about growing up in Laurelton. My older sister Sue, cousind Richie, Steven and Linda all lived on the same block. I went to P.S. 156 and JHS 59 and then chose to go to Brooklyn Tech while almost all the rest of my friends went to Andrew Jackson. Friends from the day Harold Mosberg, Bob Love, Louie Temlock, Elliot Strizhak, Sid Coverman, Fred Schwartz, Kenny Nemeroff, Maty Starin, Sandy Pukel, Joel Forman, Michael Polikoff, Jeff Barnes, Marc Barbakoff, Alan Braverman, Carol Green, Jill Leff, Leona, Sue Brown and so many more wonderful friends from school, temple, sports, and hanging out at the Busy Bee. Eating once a week at The House Of Chang and Capri and standing in line on Sunday mornings at the Four Star Bakery and the deli. Those of you who remember me and would like to touch base please do.

Chroman, Sue  (Lasicka) - sglasicka@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1967
Currently living in Los Angeles, CA

Churchin, Mark - mchurchin@hotmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1961
Currently living in Austin,TX

Churchin, Paula (Siegel) - babe12978@hotmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1964

Cirillo, Henry - hankcirillo@yahoo.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1964
Currently living in San Francisco , CA . I was just searching for a name, and stumbled on this site. What a great idea! Went to PS 156, JHS 59 and then Jackson. Moved to San Francisco in 1970. One wife, 4 kids, and about 30 student loans. Lawyer. Taught at Riverhead HS with Alan Weinstock right out of college. Lived on 226th St just off Merrick Blvd with my older sister Barbara. Names? I can't spell them anymore, but I remember Howard Gilman, Carolyn Rubin, Paul Gottleib, Todd Sveslosky, Howard Beizer, Marjorie Lesk, Maxine Weinstein, Stuart Leventhal (and his chinchillas), Cecile Cohen, Cheryl Gorlick, Lynn Winston, Gloria Pessirillo, Alex Pupako, Jay Schwartz, Marsha Touger, Alan Krebs, Vinnie Oliveri, Louie Teverini, Toby Volkman, Toby Rosenblatt, Irene Platzblatt, Rona Ganz, Joel Kimmel, Joel Levine, Susan Steinberg, Helen Steinberg, David Diamond, Jerry and Arnold Tranes, Julie Goldstein, Joan and Wendy Wallach, Martin Perlman, Marilyn Feldman, some red-headed kid who liked to throw rocks at people, Zickerman's, Raab's, saxophone lessons with Vince Pendl, orthodontia with Dr. Miller, Stanley's Toy Store, Tom's Barber Shop, the Laurelton Movie Theater, Ms. Rand at the public library, Twin Ponds, Green Acres, Mrs. Gluck, Mr. Wolf, Ms. Hellgoth, Ms. Lev, Mr. Madrid -- I'd better stop. I'm beginning to sound like the victim of an Army experiment. But I remember many others. All fond memories. Hope you all are doing well.

Coffield, Rita (Podair) - rojopo@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1960
Currently living in Holbrook, NY. I have only the fondest memories of growing up in Laurelton. I lived on 225th street and 139th Ave. It was truly a "neighborhood" and we didn't need to make "play dates". We played ball on the street, went to Merrick Road to hang out with friends and rode our bikes all over town. The sorority and fraternity dances were the best. I've reconnected with some and it's such fun to relive those wonderful times. I'd love to hear from long lost friends from PS156, Shimer JHS and Jackson.

Cohen, Arnold - ancohen@pol.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1967
I grew up in Cambria Heights were my late Dad, Norman Cohen, MD, had his office in our house. Went to PS 176, JHS 59 and Jackson. Then off to Hobart College, Harvard Medical School, Univ of PA and Northwestern for residency and fellowship. Married my wife Colleen Carey while in Phila. Moved to Spokane, WA in 1980 where I have practiced gastroenterology and my wife endocrinolgy. My son is a third year medical student and my daughter is a freshman at Hamilton College. My Mom, 92, still lives in our old house!! My sister, Lee (AJHS '73) lives in Flushing.   Have any of you read "Paperboy" by Henry Petrosky? It is about growing up in Cambria Heights/Laurelton in the 50's. He really was our paperboy!!! It was a very special place at a very special time and it produced a remarkable number of amazing people. Bob Kazin turned me on to the site. Would love to hear from any of you. So many of the names on the list here are immediately associated with a face, an event, a home, even of parents.

Cohen, Arthur - articohen@sbcglobal.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1961
Currently living in Palo Alto, CA. I lived in Laurelton from '48 to '61 at 121-48 234 Street. I went to 176, 59 and AJHS. I'm so excited to find this site -- it brings back many memories.

Cohen, Carol (Raphan) - no email address listed - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1969
Currently residing in Boca Raton, FL. I am so glad that Skip has set this up for us. Thank you, Skip. As I write this I am waiting for my friend, Ivy Silverstsein (AJHS 1969.) to arrive in Boca for the holidays. My sister, Barbara Tabor ( Cohen) lives just up the road in Boynton Beach, which is where, ( now that we read the listings) she'll be on the lookout for Sherry Axelrod! I am hoping this site will help many of us connect with the wonderful people and memories of Laurelton.  It was truly the most wonderful place to grow up. I look forward to hearing from my old Laurelton friends.

Cohen, Chuck - chuckc@lca-anthology.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1964
Currently living in Honolulu, HI. Brother Guy and sister Bette - Laurelton was a wonderful foundation to start from - the world has changed from those peaceful days of riding bikes and hanging out - peace to all my friends.

Cohen, Joel - joel@jcsales.com - Springfield Gardens H.S. - Class of 1969
Currently living in Parkland, FL

Cohen, Steven - scohen6791@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1961
Currently living in Boca Raton, FL

Cohen, Suzin (Guntrum) - suzinqt@cox.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1967
Currently living in Mission Viejo, CA.

Colozzo, Richard - libra2151@yahoo.com - East Islip H.S. - Class of 1969
Currently living in East Islip, NY. Skip, love the website and have only begun to explore. I lived at 135-40 230th St. from 1952 thru 1960, went to PS 156, till 1959, then to St. Clares, then moved to Long Island...my name is Rich Colozzo, older brother Ben, younger brother Donald, and kid sister Mary. Best friends were Tom Taylor, he had a kid brother Bobby, and older sister Joanne...also Vinnie Pendl; more names will come to me. Although I was only 9 when we moved, Laurelton was always the best. Would love to hear from old friends, will post much more later. Have some awesome photos from 50's...also played little league at Brookville Park (still have trophy, 1960-Pirates) coach was Mr. Schmitt? Had a son Lenny. So many great memories, thank you all for the best reading in a long time, Rich

Conrad, Arline (Wetterhahn) - arline516@yahoo.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1960
Currently living in East Rockaway, NY.

Conrad, Joan (Samson) - joan973@yahoo.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1965
Currently living in Hopatcong, NJ.

Cooper, Lawrence - larrycooper01@sprynet.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1961
Currently living in Massapequa, NY. Lived at 221-10 133rd Ave. I always thought of myself as being from Springfield Gardens but the New York Times (real estate section) shows Laurelton as extending west to Springfield Boulevard. Who am I to argue?

Cortese, Beverly (Capolino) - auntbey@hotmail.com - North Babylon H.S. - Class of 1969
Currently living in North Babylon, NY.

Dagesse, Bernadette (Wallace) - sica1904@yahoo.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1964
Currently living in Ft. Myers, FL

Dankner, Susan (Goldberg) - sgold811@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1964
Currently living in Melville, NY. I would love to hear from anyone who knew me from P.S. 38 or Andrew Jackson High School.

Davidson, Leslie (Israel) - leslieis@yahoo.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1965
Currently living in Westchester, New York. I lived on 233st and 139 Ave. I have great childhood memories. Living in Laurelton was the best! I look forward to hearing from my Laurelton friends.

Davidson, Ron "Ronnie" - ronz49@earthlink.net - Brooklyn Tech - Class of 1961
Currently retired in Wellington, FL after spending most of my adult life in Milpitas, CA., a suburb of San Jose. I lived at 139-06 233rd St., just a short walk from Twin Ponds where I used to fish in the Summer and ice skate in the Winter when it froze over - great memories although I don't miss the cold weather! I would love to hear from Paul Adler, Larry Greher, Harriet Haber, Myra Kesselman, and Ronnie Sasofsky as well as others who I just can't think of their names. Website: http://home.earthlink.net/~ronzcrafts/

Davies, Ellen (Sullivan) - navilluser@gmail.com - Dominican Commercial H.S. - Class of 1969
Currently living in Oceanside, NY.

Davis, Paul "Doc" - pauliebaby@sbcglobal.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1962
Currently living in Solana Beach, CA. I was part of a group of guys in the class of AJHS 1962 who thought they were cool. Everyone thought they were cool at that stage of their lives. We were 10 guys who called themselves the "big 10". I was "doc" (Paul Davis). I got the nick name because the name of he principal at JHS 59 was Dr. Davis. Does anyone out there remember any of this group of characters? There was Alan Goldman "gompers", Mark Kessler "count" (Mark got the nick name "count" because he couldn't!), Gary Golden, Phil Radin, Peterson Twins, Paul Sklar my dearest and best friend (sadly taken at the age of about 30).

Dayboch, Judith (Buchferer) - jluvsjam@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1965
Hi Jacksonites, anyone remember me? I lived in Cambria Heights, a few blocks from AJHS. I belonged to ADG. My parents used to drive me to Laurelton to meet my friends at Lil & Eds. I just found this website and think it is great. People seem to be all over the country and world. It was a great time. I met my husband of 43 years through Leslie Davidson. I was 16 & he was 19. We were married in 1967 and have 2 beautiful married daughters, 2 handsome sons-in-law and 5 gorgeous grandkids. We have been living in Dix Hills/Melville since 1974. My younger brother Mark lives in Smithtown with his wife and 2 kids, 16 and 21. If anybody wants to email me, that would be great. I don't know where the time has gone. it is very scary. It seems like yesterday I was in high school and now my granddaughter is starting next year.

Delson, Niki - niki@delko.net - Carbondale, CO - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1961
Recently moved to Carbondale, CO, a short drive to magnificent skiing and summer music festival in Aspen. I lived at 138-31 229th Street. Still keep in touch with many who never graduated from PS 156 but transferred to JHS 59, and then went on to Jackson.   Website: www.delko.net

Diamond, Jeffrey- sales@victorylibrary.com - Brooklyn Tech - Class of 1962
I lived at 137-39 231 Street from 1956-78 with my sister Pamela and brother Roger. Ronald Jacoby lived next store, Paul Lapner a few doors down. I went to PS 156, then JHS 59 with Alan Ross, Bruce Cassidy, George Tenenbaum, Jeff Weiss, Barry Lucas. I attended Brooklyn Tech HS 1959-62, then CCNY. Website: http://victorylibrary.com/find.htm 

Diamond, Pamela - p1diamond@aol.com - High School of Music & Art - Class of 1964
I, too, have many wonderful memories of Laurelton life. I attended PS 156 for grades 4 (Mrs. Cohen), 5 (Mrs. McLean, LSMFM!) and 6 with Mrs. Baumritter. We played a lot in the schoolyard, as well as punchball, stoopball, and I Declare War on our own street.
After JHS 59 I went to M&A and lost touch with all my school friends (Madelyn Berman, Maxine Weinstein, Judi Schoenfeld, Margery Lesk, Frankie Fuchs, Jerry Solomon, Howie Polera).  We belonged to Temple Beth El and the Sunday night youth group became my local social network: Jeff Weiss, Barry Lucas, Elliott Levine, the Linzer brothers, Louie Abramowitz (my very first date!), Ronnie Zipes, Lee Schoichet - Lee and I are still best friends almost 50 years later.
Now living in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, would love to reconnect with long lost friends.

Diamond, Robin (Getz) - mgetz1@yahoo.com - Andrew Jackson H.S.
Attended AJHS for freshman year and was a member of PDG. Moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1966. Living in Arizona for over 25 years. I often think of Laurelton, my friends, the neighborhood, school and fabulous food. Anyone who remembers me is welcome to make contact. Please!!

Dichter, Steve - smdichter@cox.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1965
Currently living in Phoenix, AZ. Queens College (1968), University of Virginia Law School (1971). Married Barbara Jo Gidseg (ALP) 1968. She died in 1977. U.S. Army 1971-75. Federal prosecutor in Arizona after Army and in private practice in Phoenix since 1980. Sailing, rebuilding old cars, golf. 2 kids (35 and 19); one grandson. Website: www.hcdglaw.com

Dickstein, Ellen (Augarten) - ellenaugarten@gmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1968
Currently living in Northampton, MA

DiSimone, Barry - MrNomad57@earthlink.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1964
Currently living in Tucson, AZ. Graduated AJHS in 1964. Lived next to Arthur Mack, Howie Miller, Harvey Blumenfeld, Gary Weinstein, Joel Levine & Beatrice Brown. In fact, Joel, Beatrice and I rode in a rumble seat to PS 156 together. Married Linda Frankel in 1969 and remain married to this wonderful girl today. She hasn't changed a bit. We live in Tucson, retired 10 years ago when we sold a software business, dance East Coast & West Coast swing as often as possible, enjoy building 55-57 Chevys and am currently building a two seat, 200 mph airplane. One grandson & two daughters. Remain friends with Harvey Blumenfeld, the Solomon brothers, Steve Dichter (my brother) and Kevin & Ellen Kurtzman. Ellen is as beautiful now as she was in 1963. We visit my sister Linda (the former Linda DiSimone) & her husband in Phoenix often. Drive a 55 Chev just like the one Harvey and I shared in 1963. Life's too short. Too many projects, not enough time.

Ditzel, Wendl "Wendy" (Kornfeld) - wendlkornfeld1@gmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 966
I went to PS 38, JHS 59 and Andrew Jackson HS. It was the best place to grow up in the 50s and 60s, lots of time outdoors, hanging out with great friends and neighbors, barbeques, badminton, comic book exchanges, listening to music and comedy albums together. Would love to get in touch with old friends from Rosedale, Laurelton and Springfield Gardens. I'm married over 30 years, semi-retired, living near Lincoln Center, doing lots of volunteer work.

Dranoff, Laurie - skygram27@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1966
Hi Everybody!! You may not remember me, but i have such clear memories of all of you. I went to 132, 59, and Jackson. I belonged to ADG, JCH, and Sing. I lived at 131-35 224th St. and I remember when our zone 13 designation first became a zip code of 11413. Our phone numbers were LA-7-8808 and LA -5-3355.  My best friends at 132 were Laurie Dringus, Barbara Cohen and Susy Schwarz; at 59 I became friends with Annie Defalco, and Lauri Bente (Benveniste), who tragically was killed several years ago. When I got to Jackson my closest friends were Sue Beerman and Eileen Weinbaum.
We were also close with the boys from SAR, the Princes and Sigma Phi. I seem to remember it all as Nirvana........could that possibly be true? I'm currently living on Long Island.

Dreskin, Naomi - ndreskin@comcast.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1967
Currently living in Napa, CA. I'm reading down the list of registrants and I see so many faces! And you're all so young!! This site is delightful. Feel free to be in touch if you remember me.

Drexler, Betty (Goldberg) - bbgoldberg7@yahoo.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1961
Currently living in Orange, CT.

Dreznin, Naomi (Matalon) - naomimolly@juno.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1963
Currently living in Fresh Meadows, NY.  I was so delighted to come upon this site.  I was fooling around on the computer and checking out the site with the article about the Laurelton Jewish Center that was in the paper this weekend and things just went on from there.  Looking forward to contributing if I can. Naomi Dreznin Matalon

Dubin, Andrew - adubin@sfsu.edu - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1967
Currently living in San Francisco, CA

Dubin, Charlie - chaso517@aol.com - Neville H.S. (Louisiana) - Class of 1965
Currently living in Calera AL. We lived at 131-66 226 St. and moved away in 1962. I went to PS 132 and JHS 59. I have so many wonderful memories of growing up in Laurelton. I remember so many things - the diversity of "treats" along Merrick Rd.; walking to jr congregation at the LJC; riding bikes with my friends all over the neighborhood without concern of any danger; the all-day movies for a quarter; Tom's Barber Shop. ...to be continued....

Dubs, Alan - dubsmen@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1965
Currently living in Seaford, NY.

Dubs, Leslie - lesliedubs@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1961
Currently living in Boca Raton, FL

Einszig, Frances "Chicky" (Lari) - francelari@yahoo.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1969
Currently living in Atlanta, GA. We grew up in a special place it turns out. In those days it felt very ordinary, safe and friendly. Now we are old enough to appreciate what that sense of close community means, and how much it shaped who we all are today. I have traveled a lot, raised two wonderful sons, and lived in the several parts of the country. Atlanta has been home for quite awhile, but in my heart New York and Laurelton are still the guiding force. I would love to hear from old friends! One of them, Rosalyn Irwin turns out to be my neighbor. Don Rubin lives in Decatur, Georgia and we have mutual friends who brought us together a few years back.

Eisner, Larry - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1966 - Deceased March, 2008
I am the mother of Larry Eisner. Larry became a neurologist in S. Florida until he was diagnosed with lung cancer. He was married, had 2 children and now has 3 grandchildren. He passed away Mar. 4, 2008.

Elian, Carole (Whitehead) - carole401@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1961
Lived at 131-64 229th Street with my sister Ellen [1960] & Debby [SGHS 1970]. Living in Plainview, NY since 1973. Married in 1965 and lived in England for 1 year. Currently working at Stony Brook U Med Ctr after varied careers. Children & grandchildren too.

Elian, Ellen (Smith) - baycitymedia@msn.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1960
Currently living in San Francisco, CA.

Elk, Barbara (Hemmendinger) - bhemmend@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1966
Currently residing in Williamsport, PA

Ephraim, Ernie - info@servicepromos.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1966
Currently living in Rogue River, OR. I lived on 231st Street in Cambria Heights, just a block off Linden Boulevard. I went to AJHS for my first two years, then the family moved to Southern California when I finished school. I would have graduated Jackson High in 1966. I'm looking for a neighborhood friend, Joanne Demis (not sure of the spelling). She was a sweet kid and suffered a great loss when her Dad, Nick, died of a heart attack in the summer of '62 or '63. Anyone know what happened to her? What a great childhood! PS 176, PS 147 then Jackson with a bunch of great kids!
Website: http://www.servicepromos.com

Epstein, Arleen (Krimstock Rosenstein) - arlskids@bocawoods.net - Hewlett H.S. - Class of 1963
Currently living in Boca Raton, FL.

Epstein, Iris (Blumenthal) - irisblumenthal@optonline.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1960
Currently living in Syosset, NY. My family lived in Cambria Heights on 223rd St. and 116th Avenue and belonged to the Cambria Heights Jewish Center. In high school, I was a member of PDG sorority and was in AJHS's first Sing. After graduating in 1960, I attended the University of Michigan and graduated from NYU uptown in 1963. My husband and I bought our first home in Laurelton where we lived until we moved to Syosset in 1970. We've been here ever since and are happy to be retired in our current home where my husband paints and I knit, crochet, and read. We have two wonderful sons, a dear daughter-in-law and son-in-law. We are fortunate to live near our two grandsons and get to spend a lot of time with them.

Epstein, Marty - martyepstein618@msn.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of1968
I just found out about this site from my sister Doree. We lived on 226th St. Closest friends of mine were Gary Goldman who sadly passed away in May of 1997. Now in Albuquerque, NM. I am a CPA who teaches at a community college and is a force in local theater. (I stage managed "The Man Who Came to Dinner" in 1966 directed by Mr. Magidson). I have a daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter who live in Manhattan.  I graduated AJHS in 1968. In Laurelton from 1958 until about 1972 when I got out of the service and "left home". Went to P.S. 132, JHS 59 and Jackson. I remember all the teachers being mentioned by others (Herb Magidson, director of The Man Who Came to Dinner, which I stage managed really inspired me to do the theater thing as I'm currently a local stage director and actor and have worked on almost 100 shows in the last 20 years).   I lived at 131-50 226th St (amazing how we still remember those even though it's been almost 30 years since I've been there). My father lived there until he passed in 1991. Can even remember the phone number FI 1-3238. Don't try it it probably won't work.
 
I moved to Albuquerque in 1984 and am a CPA teaching accounting at the college level for many years. I did attend Bob's Laurelton reunion on Long Island in 2001 (or maybe 2000)  My email is martyepstein618@msn.com and as others have said I'd love to hear from old friends who remember me. Maybe even some of the girls I had crushes on (they shall remain nameless).
  Lots of memories going through this site. Feel free to drop a line if you remember me and care to say hi.

Epstein, Rhoda (Gould) - regould715@comcast.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1966
Currently living in Alpharetta, GA. Great site! Would love to hear from 1966 Jackson graduates. Anyone living in GA?

Ettinger, Howie - hem10@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1963
Currently living in Commack, NY. Great site. I remember playing stickball in the streets, stealing pretzels from Schultz's candy store, buying a stickball bat for 29 cents and many other very fond memories of growing up in a great/fun neighborhood. I am a retired Bank Vice President still living on Long Island with my wonderful wife Marcia (married 37 years). I have 2 married sons and four fantastic grandchildren. I would love to hear from my old friends and neighbors from 229th street. I have an older brother Mel, who is also living on Long Island and 2 sisters Lucille and Sandy both living in Florida.

Farber, Nanette (Falik) - nfalik@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1960
Currently living in Ft. Lee, NJ.

Feder, Jeanne - jdf627@gmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S., Class of 1966
Currently living in Los Angeles, CA.

Feilich, Lawrence - reduslitus1@verizon.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1969
Currently living in Queens Village, NY.

Feinberg, Barry - bfeinberg01@gmail.com - G.W. Hewlett H.S. - Class of 1972
Currently living in St. Louis, MO. Attended PS 132 from 1960-1965. Attended JHS 59 from 1966-1968. Attended Andrew Jackson HS 1968-1969.

Feingold, Joan (Hoffman) - barryath@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1964
Currently living in Oceanside, NY. I would love to hear from fellow classmates.

Feldman, Debby (Dubsky) - ddubsky@sbcglobal.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1967
Currently living in Dallas, TX and teach ESOL at a community college. I have very pleasant memories of life in Laurelton.

Feldman, Judith (Fogel) - judifogel@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1969
Currently living in Boca Raton, FL.

Feldman, Maralin (Falik) - maralin@optonline.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1965
Currently living in Smithtown, NY.

Feldman, Michael - mfeldman@proskauer.com - Brooklyn Tech H.S. - Class of 1961
Currently living in New York, NY

Fields, Sam - iwalkem@aol.com - North Miami H.S. - Class of 1962
Currently living in Plantation, FL. I lived at 133-11 231st street, I went to P.S. 38 for K and 1st and then transferred to 156 through the 5th grade then we moved to Fla. Went back to Far Rockaway for a couple of years and then back to FL. My basic memory was being the worst behaved kid in all of my classes. Some thngs never change. I always wanted to punch one over the fence of the inside courtyard.

Finelt, Howard - hfinelt@yahoo.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1961
Currently living in Sherman Oaks, CA. Lived at 130-17-236th Street LA5-2701 Marsha Finelt is my sister (OPL) Jack and Paul Finelt's my brothers. Safrans and Prills were my cousins. Thank you all for making our lives so special.. So much of our lives were molded in Laurelton and Jackson. Ken Trell was and is my best friend. Mike Kammerman, Mike Ashkin, Bruce Waxman, Howie Levine, and the whole bunch of terrific guys and gals. Mu Sigma Fraternity; AZA and the Fraternities of Laurelton..what a great bunch. How can we forget the Friday night dances.. Jackson SING !! Jackson Basketball Queens Champs. Merrick Rd. and Francis Lewis Blvd. hangouts...Raab's Corner Candy store on FL Blvd., Capri..Pizza Place. Chang's (original and new stores; Betty Chang). and so much more. Looking forward to hearing from you with your memories.

Fischer, Maxine (Ross) - mross8@cox.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1967
Hi all! Just arrived, what a great site.Thanks for all the memories and smiles. Currently living in Fairfax, VA.

Fischer, Rita - ritavfisch@comcast.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1963
Currently living in Somerville, MA. My cousin told me about this site. My two sisters, my brother in law and his sister all graduated from Jackson. Anyone in band or orchestra from 1960-63 or from ADG sorority? What memories this brings back. I live outside of Boston and the road conditions never bother me, because the worst roads here are just like Merrick Blvd. I would love to hear from friends from those times.

Flaxman, Haren (Haller) - daddymel1@aol.com - Springfield Gardens H.S. - Class of 1968
This web site is such a thrill! I lived in Laurelton all my life until I married by husband Mel in 1971. I now live in Teaneck, NJ, have three children and three grandchildren. There was no better place than Laurelton. PS 156, JHS 59, Springfield Gardens HS, Laurelton Jewish Center..and the kids...too many to even mention. I would LOVE to hear from anyone who remembers me. My sister Yvette lives in Fresh Meadows and my brother Louis lives in Syosset. Please keep in touch!!!

Folkoff, Michael - mefolkoff@gmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1967
My brother Don went to SGHS 71. My mom was Dean of Women at SGHS. She passed 3 yrs ago at 89. To my brothers of Mu Sigma, I somehow don't remember ever seeing you outside in direct sunlight. Maybe it was me.

Forman, Kathy (Katz) - ka.katz@att.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1969 - Updated June, 2012
Currently living in Coral Springs, FL

Fox Judith Fox-Miller - foxymiller@aol.com - Springfield Gardens H.S. - Class of 1969
Currently living in New York City, NY


Fox, Sandy (Simkins) - sandrasimkins@yahoo.com - Andrew Jackson H.S - Class of 1961
This site is fascinating! Just found out about it. Such memories!! Thanks to the webmaster.
I retired after 38 years in Education, mostly as an Algebra teacher (thanks to fabulous Mr. Schlumpf at Jackson). I still keep in touch with Betty Drexler, Sue Charles and her husband David Melman. They all attended my daughter's wedding 2 years ago. I have also seen Larry Silversmith, Holly Malkin and of course my brother Jack Fox and his wife, Marilyn Shulman. I also see Marilyn's sister, Lois, and my cousins Barbara Fierestein and her brother Fred. I've spoken to Lynn Hochman. A few years ago we had a mini reunion at Mark Obenzinger's. It was great seeing Janet Blatt (little), Cora Glasser, Lorraine Leiblein, Jessie Tillman and so many others. I always talk about Laurelton and the wonderful times I had growing up. I'm sorry I had to miss the latest reunion (Oct. 2007) orchestrated by Kenny Trell. I will definitely cancel plans when the next one comes around.

I lived in Delaware most of my married life but recently moved to a 55+ community just over the border in Garnet Valley, PA. I'm learning to play bridge and I'm doing line dancing! It's like camp! I am now inspired to dig out my scrapbooks and photo albums. I could never part with them when I moved. I will keep returning to this site and will try to keep up.  Sandy (aka Foxy Loxy in those days!)

P.S. Where is my first boyfriend, Richie? I don't remember his last name but he lived on Francis Lewis Blvd. about 3 blocks from me (125 St.)

Frank, Larry - larrylaurelton@gmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1960
Currently living in Sherman Oaks, CA.

Frankel, Linda (DiSimone) - luv2dance2@earthlink.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1965
Currently living in Tucson, AZ, I didn't officially live in Laurelton, but having gone to Jackson, had many friends from there, including my boyfriend (now husband) at the time, Barry DiSimone. I lived in Rosedale from approx. 1958-69. Would love to hear from anyone who remembers me from way back then. Graduated from Jackson in 1965.

Frankel, Rhonda (Frankel-Fein) - rsff50@hotmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1969
My fondest memories of growing up in Laurelton have to do with the sense of community that I felt. I have the honor of continuing to have relationships with several of my friends from P.S. 176, JHS 59, and Andrew Jackson. I would look forward to hearing from people who "remember us when..."

Franzblau, Barbara (Ganin) - b_ganin@yahoo.com - Springfield Gardens H.S. - Class of 1968
Residing in Hillsdale NJ. I have so many wonderful memories of my youth in Laurelton. Miss everyone!

Freedman, Richard - RichardFreedman@msn.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1965
Attended P.S. 132, JHS 59, and until 11-1963 AJHS ( moved to L.A.). Local address, and # 130-640223rd St. LA-7-9186. Looking for Steven Zeldin, and Norman Fondilla, both from 225th St  (between 130th + 131st Ave's ). What a great place to grow up....I miss it!

French, Donald - ddfrench@rcn.com - Stuyvesant High School - Class of 1963
I lived at 130-44 233rd Street and went to PS 38, JHS 59 and Stuyvesant High School. I live in Boston, MA and would love to hear from anyone who remembers me.

Friedman, Helen (Peterson) - helkiep@verizon.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1962
Currently living in St. James, NY.

Friedman, Mark - romark123@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1962
Retired and living in Valencia, CA. Married to Rochelle Rosenblum Friedman from Franklin Square. Two sons, Todd and Jared.

Fuchs, Arthur - apfcaf@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1963
Currently living in Delray Beach, FL.

Fuchs, Harold - h.fuchs@gmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1960
Currently living in Hampstead, NC.

Gallay, Robin (Fremer) - rfremer@columbus.rr.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1967
Currently living in Bexley, OH

Ganz, Rona (Thaler Brand) - ronabrand@gmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1965
Currently living in Haverstraw, NY. I lived at 130-01 228th St. and have so many memories of growing up in Camelot. We played punch ball and hide and seek until it got dark. Marcia Barbakoff, Berta Rubin & Debbie Usadi were my friends from "the block". We were members of Temple Beth El and my mom volunteered for the Laurelton Ambulance Corps. I went to Roslind's for ballet lessons! My friends first in 7th grade at 59 were Joan Wallach, Murray Kowalsky & Fred Malowsky (sp?). Later I became friends with Sherry Axelrod & we joined PDG. Dana Launer, Gerry Schwartz & Jay Green are so remembered. I have wonderful memories of just hanging out with whoever was around at night in the summer and safely walking around the neighborhood. Although Andrew Jackson scared me to death at first, it became a huge positive social and educational experience with too much to put here in words. I would love to hear from you. I am thankful to have so many Laurelton memories.

Gebber, Barbara (Fingeroth) - gettingfit125@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1967
My name is Barbara [Gebber] Fingeroth, currently living in Mahopac, NY. I seem to have lost touch with all people from Laurelton. I came to this website quite by accident, while looking for a former friend, Pam Chapman Halvorsen. While I didn't find Pam, it was so nice to see some familiar names from my youth. I appreciate this website and the memories that it brings back.

Gelfand, Deborah  (Goren) - debgor2@yahoo.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1969
Currently living in Kfar Haim, Israel

Geller, Barbara (Hochman) - barbellh@comcast.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1963
It's so great to be part of this Laurelton website. Married to another Laureltonian Elliot Hochman, class of 62. We've been living in Plantation, FL. Would like to hear from any of our friends. We are still in contact w/friends from school & temple. Please write.

Gendler, Barry - lockman5@yahoo.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1960
Hi All - Currently living in Clayton, NC. I've been reading the letters and realized I've never sent one in myself. I'm retired living in NC now and the Laurelton site brings back so many wonderful memories. I lived at 224-05 137th Ave the big white house between 224 & 225 St. I drove a 1959 white Bonneville convertible. I used to hang out with Tom Ferrara, Joe Barillari, Ronnie Levine, Marty Blank, John Ventura,Pete Cohen, Mark Fishman, Harvey Krauthamer,Lou Kravitz, Jack Zipper, Eileen Kaye, Rhona Toline, Arlene Goldstein, Marilyn Goldstein, Carol Bernstein and many others. I would love to hear from anyone that knew me.

Gendler, William - billgendler@gmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1967
Currently living in Delray Beach, FL.

Gersten, Janice (Braunstein) - jpbraunstein@yahoo.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1969
What a great web site! I lived at 231-07 125th Ave. off Francis Lewis Blvd. with my parents, Dick (Mr. G) and Sadie, sister Deanne (AJHS '61) brothers Barry (AJHS '62 or '63) and David. Barry delivered the Long Island Press and worked at Bert & Daves and delivered for Dial Drugs. I'm sorry to say that both Deanne and Barry are deceased. Would like to hear from the neighbors and friends.

Getto, Leslie - smrarchitectural@msn.com - Henley School - Class of 1968
Have been living in Hollis, New Hampshire since graduating from Northeastern University in 1973. Have three fantastic children and have been married for 30 years.

Miss those simple lazy summer days playing handball, stoopball, stickball and softball in the "156" yard. Don't miss those terrible days at Hebrew School at the LJC. Subjected my kids to the same punishment of Hebrew School.  Still screwed up but breathing fresh air with clean water in the White Mountains. Life is good!

Gilbert, David - davidovada@gmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1965
Ciao, from Ovada, Italy. Apart from an occasional "blast from the past" I still keep in touch with the Vincent Olivieri posse (you know who you are). There's even talk of a meet-up here in Italy next year. I was one of those kids who kept pretty much to himself (ergo, I wasn't popular). I loved reading through everyones bios. It stirred some memories. I lived at 121-08 235 St. After years in the Caribbean, New York and Wyoming (hotels & restaurants) I find myself happy as hell in a small town in Northern Italy. If you remember me, please drop me a line. Ciao.  Website: www.davidovada.blogspot.com

Gilbert, Nicole - nikithewolf@hotmail.com - Hollywood High (AJHS class of 1965)
Currently living in Portland, ME.

Gillman, Debbie (Cohen) - debyourweigh@optonline.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1966
Currently living in Plainview, NY

Gillman, Neil - gillman.nm@gmail.com - Springfield Gardens H.S. - Class of 1969
Currently living in Delray Beach, FL.

Ginsberg, Larry - EsqLFG@aol.com - Springfield Gardens H.S. - Class of 1969
I was intrigued by your site. I moved to Laurelton but south of the Belt Parkway in 1964. I graduated JHS 231 and SGHS. My good friends were George Parker, Ira Hutner, Andy Calia (who recently died) Paul Gural and Richie Allen amongst others. I went on to SUNY-SB and SUNY-Buffalo Law School. I now live in Stamford, CT with my wife Rhonda Jacobs and our three boys. Rhonda lived just over the Nassau line in North Woodmere but we never met. I see Phylis Brill and Ken Povodator on occasion. I'd like to hear from the old USY gang and others.

Ginsburg, Michael - michael@legionpaper.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1961
What a great website - gave me the desire to want to reach out to everyone I grew up with in Laurelton in the late 50s and very early 60s. I still stay in touch with Rich Kustin, Larry Frank, Steve Somerstein, Sandy Seplow, Maxine Bergman, Stan Officina, on and on. Such great memories. Seems like only yesterday that we were hanging out on Francis Lewis Blvd & Merrick Rd @ Lil Eds coffee shop or having the best lasagna ever made at Capri. A big hello to all who remember me and feel free to drop me a line and say hello.
Website: www.legionpaper.com

Gitlan, Judy (Spodek) - judyspodek@aol.com - Springfield Gardens H.S. - Class of 1968
Great website. I am currently living in Long Island, NY in Dix Hills. I have 2 grown children . I am a designer of tecital costumes for dancers, and have been designing for the last thirty something years. Nice to revisit some of the old places and names from the past. My brothers Howard and Ron Gitlan live in Florida.

Glasser, Karen - Karenpearl@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1965
Live in NYC and Delray Beach, FL surrounded by my wonderful high school friends.

Glaser, Richie - Glaser, Richie - richieglaser@adelphia.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1967
Currently living in San Diego, CA

Glasgow, Stanford - slglasgoiw@san.rr.com - Brooklyn Tech - Class of 1968
Currently living in San Diego, CA. It has been a long time since I have even thought about PS 156 and my time there. The memorties are good and after 30 years traveling around the world, PS 156 was a great place to get started.

Glasser, Cora - cjanepaint@mindspring.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1961
Currently living in New York, NY. Website: www.cjanepaint.com

Glasser, Jill (Samotin) - Sam4L@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1969
Currently living in New York, NY

Glick, Ellen (Kapito) - ekapito@optonline.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1968

Glick, Wendy (Muchnick) - warwen@optonline.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1964
Currently living in Woodmere, NY. I used to live at 135-59 232 St., next door to Carl Perkal, who I see is listed on the website. My sisters, Susan and Ellen, are also graduates of Jackson. I married a Jackson alum, Warren Muchnick, 24 years ago. Between us, we have 5 kids and 6-and-a-half grandchildren. I have a psychotherapy practice in Cedarhurst, NY and we live in Woodmere. We would both love to hear from any old friends from JHS59 Choral Music Class, the LJC (by the way, Rabbi Teplitz is now living in Boca Raton, and still going strong), USY, etc.

Glicksman Rochelle (Mizrahi) - miz770@gmail.com - Springfield Gardens H.S. - Class of 1968
Lived in Rochdale Village in the 60's and was best friends with Rita Levy (now Ratner) until leaving for Israel after graduating Queens College in 1972. I've lived in Israel for the last 35 years and have been a "Lubavitcher" (Chabad) for the past 23, and have a big, beautiful family of kids and grandkids.

Gluckman, Natalie (Scheer) - muranoway@yahoo.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1960
Now residing in Lake Worth, FL after many years in New Jersey. Have two children and one grandchild. I have great memories of Laurelton and would love to hear from who anyone who remembers me.

Goetz, Janice (Altman) - janicealtman@verizon.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1960
I lived in Laurelton from 1953-1964. I went to P.S. 156 and graduated in 1956, then AJHS in 1960. I've been a widow since 1992. My brother Myles graduated from AJHS in 1963. He's been living in Houston, TX since 1969. I'm currently living in Livingston, NJ.

Goetz, Myles - mgoetz8440@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1963
Currently living in Houston, TX

Gold, Harriet "Happy" (Sasson) - spannie88@yahoo.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1968
Currently living in Winnetka, CA

Goldberg, Rochelle (Edelman) - rowshell26@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1967
Currently living in Melville, NY.

Goldfinger, Andrew - Andy.Goldfinger@verizon.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1961
Currently living in Baltimore, MD. Yes -- I am still a nerd. Working as a physicist/engineer but wishing I could afford to retire. If you write to me, I promise I will not bother you (too much) with pictures of my grandchildren.

Goldman, Allan - alsapalg@yahoo.com - Thomas Jefferson H.S. - Class of 1962
Currently living in Delray Beach, FL. Stumbled on this web site and went through all of the people who lived in one of the greatest American towns....lived 138-20 230th Pl. around the corner from P.S.156. Spent a lot of time at that school yard...smoked my first cigarette with Paul Seiden behind the handball court. Went to J.H. 59 and played basketball for Coach Jerry Able and ran track with the second fastest kid Steve Levine. Steve and I had Mrs. Bell for Spanish and we would just marvel at her chest. Didn't go to Jackson; went to and graduated from Thomas Jefferson Hi in Brooklyn while living in Laurelton...almost played for Far Rockaway but didn't want to take Hebrew as a language. Played football and baseball for my father, "Rip" Goldman, as he was the coach for both sports.. graduated Univ. of Rhode Island, degree in health and phys.ed. Lettered in baseball...taught and coached in the Bellmore Merrick school district for 34 years and now retired for 11 years... recently had dinner with Artie Peterson and significant other, Elliot and Barbara Hochman (Geller), Phil Radin and very young girlfriend, Frank Adler and lovely wife Judy Princer (Auslander), Joan(Modell) Krodhammer and husband. Will be seeing Dick Warshaw this Dec. Married to Arlene (Kazdin) for 43 years; two boys both married and five grandchildren. We lived in Commack, Long Island before retiring to Florida.

Goldstein, Howard Martin - hgold1217@yahoo.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1961
Graduated P.S. 156, last 8th. grade class. Andrew Jackson H.S. 1961. Member of SAR. Pals: Leslie and Alan Dubs, Alan Hess. Graduated New York Institute Of Technology, 1965. Taught Math and was a supervisor in NYC schools from 1965 to 1997. Masters degree from Hofstra University.  I married my wife Francine in 1970 and we lived in Forest Hills, Queens for six years and then moved to Syosset, Long Island where we lived for 27 years. In 2001 we moved to Boca Raton, Florida where we currently reside. I have one child, Jaclyn, who is an attorney, married and living in Washington, DC. I would love to hear from people who remember me from the wonderful years I lived in Laurelton. At present I teach part-time in a private school in Boca Raton, FL. Fran and I love boating and exploring the many interesting parts of the state of Florida.

Goodgold, Ken - seawave@swbell.net - Brooklyn Tech - Class of 1965
Currently living in Wildwood, MO. P.S 156 and Mrs. Greenspans 5th grade class began my journey into adult hood. My first girlfriend was Cynthia Blatt, my best friend Eliot Gordon (and his girlfriend Cynthia Dilbert). Later I chilled with Bob Jones, Matt Tausk, Joel Corwin, Joe Lamendola, Danny Forger and Lou Teverinni. I left NY shortly after college and worked for AT&T Laboratories in Texas and Missouri. I loved drag racing my car on Mentone Ave. and hanging at Burt’s Busy Bee on Merrick and Francis Lewis. I worked at the Herman Brothers Texaco station (Merrick and Belt Parkway) for many years to put myself through college. I always had my green 427 Corvette parked out front and to this day old Laurelton friends still call me “Vette”. Married 35 years and count my blessings everyday. If anyone remembers my brothers or me shoot me an e-mail.

Goodstein, Bob - rjgoodstein@sbcglobal.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1963
Currently living in Mayfield Heights, OH.

Goldstein, Felicia (Hirata) - feliciahirata@verizon.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1962
Currently living in Glendale, NY. Reading the comments on this wonderful website reminds me of how special growing up in Laurelton was - a small town feel in a big city. My twin sister Tamara and I always talk about how we hope that our grandchildren (and theirs) can have that "Laurelton" experience.

Goodwin, Steve - sgoodwin99@gmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1967
Currently living in East Brunswick, NJ. Have 3 children. Went to PS 176, JHS59, and AJHS, class of 1967. I lived in the 'new' section of Laurelton, on 235th St. between 128th and 129th Avenues until 1972. Found this great site by accident and have spent hours reading and reliving a lot of my youth. How has your road been? Anything like you thought it would be?

Goldberg, Eileen (Sturmer) - eil22@aol.com - Oceanside H.S. - Class of 1966
Currently living in Woodmere, NY. I lived in Laurelton from 1945-1958. I went to PS156 and JHS59. We then moved to Oceanside,NY. I lived at 137-45 226St. I loved living in Laurelton and rarely run into anyone from there. Would love to make contact with others from my year. Please feel free to get in touch.

Goldman, Budd - bsg@finalwordinvestments.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1964
Currently living in New York , NY . I'm so happy to have discovered this site which brings back so many special memories of my early years growing up in Laurelton ( 236-08 129th Ave. )

Goldstein, Barbara - gmarxist@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1969
Currently living in Albany, NY.  I love having access to my old neighborhood, and hope to reconnect with some old friends.....

Goldstein, Ellen (Goldberg) - elleng613@yahoo.com - Jamaica H.S. - Class of 1963
Currently living in Los Angeles, CA.  I used to live at 228-12 135 Ave, across from the Young Israel. Before that I lived at 231-11 125 Ave. We were members of Temple Beth El. I attended PS 176, Jr High School 59, and Jamaica High. I graduated Queens College.   I was just browsing the names and stories on the Laurelton website and came across Rabbi Dick Schachet. I sadly read an obituary in the Los Angeles Jewish Journal for Dick, yesterday. He died of injuries in a car accident. I went to the website of the LA Jewish Journal but they have not posted this weeks issue yet. It was a very large and lovely obituary and I will try to remember to send it to you next week.

Goldstein, Elyse (Riesa) - eriesa@gmail.com - Springfield Gardens H.S. - Class of 1969
Currently living in Highland Beach FL. Graduated from PS 156, JHS 59 , SGHS and Queens College. Our family lived at 139-19 224th St., near the LI railroad station and the corner candy store. I lived there till I married Marty Riesa in 1971. We have 2 sons. My brother is Howard Goldstein. He went to AJHS and my sister Abby moved with my parents to Franklin Square in 1972.

Goldstein, Gina (Freed) - gfreed@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1960
I left Laurelton in 1964 when I married and moved to Cambridge, MA. From there we left for England where we spent a year in Manchester and then returned to Chicago where we have been ever since. We have been married for 44 years and have two daughters and one grandaughter. My sister Julie lives in Dallas but I will let her register and give her own bio. I have looked through all the names posted on the listing and nobody lives here in Chicago. Hope to hear from some of my old buddies. I am an avid responder to all e-mails.

Goldstein, Marilyn - MarilynGoldstein@gmail.com - Springfield Gardens H.S. - Class of 1968
Currently living in Watchung, NJ

Goldstein, Marilyn (Moskowitz) - mmarilyn44@verizon.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1961
Website: www.marilynmoskowitz.com   Currently living in Little Neck, NY. This brought back a lot of memories. Lived on 233rd/Mentone Ave from 1950-1968 . My mom sold the house in 74. Played handball all summer in Mentone Park, rode my bike everywhere, even to Rockaway Beach. Rode horses in Whitey's stables and junkyard, went to the Sunrise Drive In. Chang's. Raabs, and ate the heels from the breads every time I was sent to the bakery. Married a local, Arnold Moskowitz, at Beth-El. I played a lot of hookey from AJHS, almost all those days spent exploring museums in NYC. We used to skate all day at the roller rink on Springfield, and on the frozen Twin Ponds in the winter. Caught a lot of sunnies there as well. My best friend was Carol Greenbaum, and the love of my high school years was Howie Barlow. We always had breakfast at the Laurelton Diner before heading home. I recall handing in a permission slip to read books from the adult shelves at the Laurelton Library when I was twelve, and walking home down the middle of 228th Street, between the island trees and the parked cars, scared to death after seeing The Thing at the Itchy. There was freedom, friends, and security. The schools were good, the housing affordable, and we roamed the whole town. Those were good times. Who knew.

Gonopolsky, Allan - amgfrg@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1961
I went to PS 156, Junior High School 59 and Andrew Jackson High School. I lived at 226 St and 141st Ave. Currently living in Lake Worth, FL.

Goodman, Jeff - JEFBG@AOL.COM - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1964
Currently living in Boca Raton, FL

Gordon, Elliot - elliotg1@cox.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1966
Currently living in Irvine, CA.

Gorlick, Cheryl (Freinhar) - theflutch@optonline.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1965
Currently living in Oceanside, NY. Gail, Karen, Brenda & Cheryl Gorlick, would love to hear from Laureltonites. We lived at 138-02 233 Street. Your messages will be forwarded to the right sister. What a fabulous site!!!!

Gottfried, Gail (McBride) - itssewcute@att.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1963
Just came across this great site. I grew up in Cambria 115-95 223rd St. but spent most of my teen years with my friends in Laurelton. PS 147, JHS 59 and AJHS class of 63. Can't believe I still remember the words to our PDG sorority song "for we're the girls with the pep and the vigor, too, to stand for PDG... and we won't hesitate to dedicate our hearts and our loyalty". Have been living in the South (Calabash, NC) for more than 20 yrs. Married to a "Jersey Boy' for 23 yrs. 3 kids - 4 granddaughters. Am recently retired and enjoying my passion for quilting.

Gottlieb, Paul - paulgottlieb@att.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1964
Currently living in Delray Beach, FL.

Granoff, Iris (Brener) - cotons11@aol.com - Forest Hills H.S. - Class of 1961
Just found the website. Brings back many wonderful memories. Laurelton was a wonderful and safe place to grow up in. We moved to Forest Hills in 1959 but I attended P.S. 156 and JHS 59. I live in Princeton, NJ and Boca Raton, Fl.

Gray, Donna (Slotnick) - donna1025@optonline.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1961
Currently living in New York, NY. Just found this website; it is great!

Greber, Lawrence "Larry" - larrygreber@comcast.net - Peter Stuyvesant H.S. - Class of 1961
Currently living in Albuquerque , NM . Great to see this site

Green, Carol (Kuppersmith) - caroldee45@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1963
Currently living in Carlsbad, CA

Green, Jay B. - jgreen@gaflaw.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1965
I certainly agree with all who state Laurelton, and Rosedale were GREAT places to live. I lived on 144th Ave. and 226th Street. I now live in Boca Raton, FL

Greene, Ronnie (Peskoff) - rlynn124@comcast.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1962
Currently living in Burlington, CT. I lived at 130-63 224th St. Married to Shep Peskoff who lived at 133-11 225th St. We spend lots of time in Boca Raton, FL. Please feel free to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.

Greenberg, Harvey - hg@pandmt.com - Aviation High School - Class of 1965
Currently living in Viera, Florida where I just retired, so I have a little time to catch-up on the last 50 years. Once I graduated from JHS 59 I lost regular touch with many of my Laurelton friends as I attended Aviation High.

Greene, Bonnie - bonnieheavenly@transcendglobal.net - Springfield Gardens H.S. - Class of 1969
Currently living in Los Angeles , CA . My sisters are Jill and Sherry.

Greene, Dennis - morskajak@comcast.net - Dartmouth H.S. - Class of 1961
Currently living in Wellesley Hills, MA.

Greene, Judi (Rosenthal) - emjay1948@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1969
Currently living in Merrick, NY. Married to Marty Rosenthal, AJHS 1964.

Greenhill, Louise - landerson1@att.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1965
I lived in Laurelton for almost 25 years. I graduated PS 156, JHS 59 and Andrew Jackson in 1965. I remember Laurelton being a wonderful place to grow up. I lived at 138-35 226th Street and loved every day. Does anyone remember Samuel's Cleaners, Charlies Bar, the LIRR tressle, the great bakeries on Merrick Road, the wonderful pizza and delicious food at Wong's Garden. My mouth is watering as I type this.  If anyone remembers me (which I doubt because I was kinda invisible in those days) feel free to get in touch. My name was Louise Greenhill and I have a brother named Bill.  I now reside in San Diego, California. A beautiful place to live but I do miss my days in Laurelton. 
Will be glad to hear from anyone who remembers the Greenhill family, including my brother Billy.

Greher, Lawrence "Larry" - larrygreher@comcast.net - Stuyvesant H.S. - Class of 1961
Currently living in Albuquerque , NM . Great to see this site.

Gropen, Harriet (Kuspit) - harikus@comcast.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1966
Currently living in Boca Raton , FL

Gropen, Shelly (Wertheim) - shellywe128@yahoo.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1963
Currently living on Staten Island , NY

Gross, Elayne - grossegrs@cs.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1964
Currently residing in Columbus, OH, my sister Judi (Hunter College HS) and I (Jamaica HS, later AJHS) lived at 130-25 236th St. I have moved around the country a good deal for business. Lived in Tampa, Dallas, Houston and Evanston/Chicago, IL. WTC 9/11 survivor, I am a retired international business exec living the good life. Would love to connect with Adria Gross (no relation), Susan Dankner (again), Anita Bernheimer, and anyone else who might remember me.

Gross, Mike - mikesphotos@ec.rr.com - Woodrow Wilson H.S. - Class of 1960
Currently living in Oak Island, NC
Website: www.photosbymikegross.com

Grubman, Fred (Grumman) - fredgrumman@optonline.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1964
My sister, Carolee (since '70s Amber Jayanti and living in Santa Cruz, CA ) and I grew up at 232-19 Mentone Ave. from 1949-1970 and went to PS 156, JHS 59 and Jackson ('64). Jill Edelstein, my ex and, more importantly, friend, told me about this site. What a hoot, seeing so many names of so many "kids" I grew up with, seeing them in my mind's eye as they were then and thinking about so many more whose names I do not see and having it prompt so many memories of our "small town inside the big city". My wife of almost 24 years, Bea, and I live in Chester NY, but are in the process of downsizing and eventually looking to go south to the Vero Beach area. Our daughter, Ashley attends Binghamton U. Jill's and my son, Scott, is an attorney in LA. I retired as Associate General Counsel of Avis Budget Group at the end of 2008. Though I last saw Jeff Goodman in 1986, aside from Jill (and on TV Barbie Seagal Nevins), I can't recall seeing anyone else since the 1984 mass Jackson reunion. I look forward to now keeping up through this site.

Gursky, Lorrie (Baron) - loriedorie@comcast.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1969
I was told of this site by Ellen Skolnick (Schiller) and I am recognizing so many names. I've lived in Pembroke Pines, FL for 26 years. I am married and we have two sons (24&18). Most of my family (Judy Gursky, Robert Gursky) are still in New York but they love to visit us here and so I don't get up there much.

Hale, Lewis - lew227@optonline.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1965
Currently living in Morganville , NJ . Early days were fun, with no obligations and good health.

Haber, Lorraine - lhaber2@yahoo.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1965
I would love to find my old friends and would love to hear from any of them!

Hamburg, Linda (Berger) - DJH995@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1963

Hamburg, Donald - DJH995@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1960
Currently spending half my time in Florida and the other half in Maryland. Would like to hear from anyone in my class (1960) and might remember me. My wife, Janice Schaerf Hamburg (AJHS 1963) an my sister, Linda Hamburg Berger (AJHS 1963) are also curious about any old friends that might view this web site.

Hammer, Honie (Abramowicz) - honieiam@gmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1967
Currently living in Huntington Beach , CA .

Harris, Reba (Solomon) - rebas@bigfoot.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1966

Currently living in Plainview, NY. I graduated from PS 156, from Mrs. Seligson's 6th grade class, in 1961. Our entire class made "SP" and that was big news. I remember bringing "milk money" and "bank money" and having to freeze for 1 minute when the bell rang outside, before lining up. I remember the strange little garden outside in the playground. I remember indoor recess games, standing on big white circles painted on the black
floor. I remember eating lunch in the auditorium with my farmhouse lunchbox and thermos. I really wanted the pink and blue fairytale lunchbox.

At JHS 59 my friends were Rita Simon, Ronnie Kanner, Linda Lee, Naomi Becker, Susan Bayliss and Raymond Wong. We had bus passes for the Q5 that came in different colors each month that we saved. Ronnie and I were bathroom monitors, and someone stole our pocketbooks with our collection of bus passes.

I lived at 135-25 227 St. The boy-next-door was Neal Dreznin, and I sat on the bar of his bike and we rode all over town. Ms. Schneider, the 3rd grade teacher, lived on our block. There was an ex-jockey who kept a horse, and occasionally he would drive down the street riding a sulky. On our street we had Barbara and Robert Malkin, Neal Dreznin, David Kaback, David Scher, my family (Reba, Jay and Hope Harris) and more. The boys had endless games of catch and stoop ball. All the kids would play games in the street till the lights came on: I Declare War, Scully, Ringo Levio, Ghost.

Then we'd sit on the front porches and play "Cars." Whoever picked white or black was sure to win. In the summer we sold lemonade on Merrick Road, and once we dug up the backyard for a mini golf course, and charged admission to play. I'd like to give a shout-out to Mrs. Rand, the ever-patient children's librarian on 225th St.

Our family was a member of the Young Israel of Laurelton. I remember Good Food grocery, Oscar Krieger's butcher, and the printing store where my mom worked with Connie Najmark. We lived back to back with the Vims, and across from Rabbi Romineck, the Finks and the Benjamins. I remember with fondness these friends from the Young Israel: Paula and Gary Katz, Ruthy & Phyllis Gluckman. Jerome & Barry & Phyllis Schwartz, Rena & Alan Jochnowitz, Eddie Parver, Mindy & Ephraim & Yossi Weinblatt, Stu and Lanny Billauer, Joey Mayerhoff, Lisa Benjamin, Danny & Ira & Philip Goldschmidt, Leslie Pearl, Chaim & Meyer Fisher, Esther Fried, Merrill Silverstein, Sally Rottenstreich, Doris & Michael Kreisler, the Breitbart
girls, Marilyn & Kenny Povodator and more. We had Brownies and Girl Scouts and Little League and Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. We proudly marched each year in the Memorial Day Parade. We had backyard BarBQ's with lots of lighter fluid. We had jobs baby sitting, lawn mowing, delivering newspapers, assisting in youth groups and washing cars. Laurelton was, and is, a beautiful neighborhood, and I have only the best memories.

Hart, Mitchell - cmp16pjr@verizon.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1967
What a pleasure to find this site and see the names of so many familiar people and places!! I retired as an assistant principal for special education in the NYC school system. I live in Great Neck, not too far from my "roots" in Laurelton. Would love to hear from anyone who remembers me.

Hartman, Carolyn (Linett) - inmispace@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1960
Currently living in Boynton Beach, FL. This is a great site. It brings back old memories. Just attended a Laurelton reunion. It was wonderful. Anyone who remembers me e-mail.

Hasday, Michael - mhasday@cox.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1969
Currently living in Irvine, CA. I lived in Rosedale. Went to 38, 59, Brooklyn Tech, and Jackson.

Hasday, Rochelle (Kushin) - rkushin1234@yahoo.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1964
Such wonderful memories of times gone by. I did have Mr. Yurasites as a math teacher and he was the best. Anyone remember Ms. Gerber, the language teacher? I'm currently living in San Pedro, CA, teaching in Carson, CA and have two wonderful children. Please e-mail me if my name sounds familiar.

Hasday, Sherry (Jacobson) - Sherry5633@charter.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1960
Currently living in Long Beach, CA.

Havivi, Eliezer - elihavivi@aol.com - Springfield Gardens H.S. - Class of 1969
Currently living in Greensboro, NC

Hecht, Elizabeth (Price) - idibose@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1961
Currently living in Biloxi, MS.

Hellman, Audrey (Halegoua) - Alhalegoua@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1965
Currently living in New York, NY.

Hellman, Mike - handlebar@thelunatick.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1964
Currently living in Coram, NY. Retired from NYS Dept of Labor. Currently have 38 years as a Volunteer Firefighter/Safety Officer/EMT-CC/Dept Secy/Engine Co Secy/Engine Driver/AHA/BCLS/CPR Instructor/Junior Firefighter Advisor in my current fire dept which now totals up to 50 years of volunteer service, including previous other corps and departments. Was a charter member of Laurelton Volunteer Ambulance Corps 1964-1969. Also a Musician and Rescue Diver and former County EMT Instructor. Ride a motorcycle with a charitable club composed of Firefighters. Travel to the Caribbean on a regular basis for recreational SCUBA diving on wrecks and reefs. Married for 44+years to a great girl that I met at Hofstra University in 1966. Have a son who is a Professional Paramedic/County Paramedic/EMT Instructor/AHA ACLS Instructor/Entrepreneur/Web Site Administrator/Underwater Photographer/Rescue Diver. Was in bands with Rich Freedman, Bobby Cohen, Vinny Pendl, Geoff Brecher, Monty Renov, Johnny Santanocito and sometimes Paul Glanz that played dances all over Laurelton and other places.

Hellman, Susan (Hall) - Bubbehall@aol.com - High School of Commerce, NYC - Class of 1963
Hi, I sent information asking to find some people. I was very young (13) when I left Laurelton. My brothers still know people from their age group (18 when one left Marc Hellman) and my brother Kenny (Kenneth) married (Sheila Hasterlik) and graduated Andrew Jackson, he was 22 when I left Laurelton and moved to Florida. I know some names - Lawrence Galinkin (who became a pediatrician) actually joined my pediatricians office in Plainview, Long Island when I first married. Which was a funny story; but I have never connected with other people that I just remember their names - Arlene Epstein - lived on Francis Lewis Blvd; and Carol Caldwell - I went to P.S. 176 and 147 - started Andrew Jackson and then moved to Florida. Came back to New York finished high school in Manhattan; and then moved to Plainview, Long Island; now live in Phoenix, Arizona. I have 5 children; 8 grandchildren. Marc lives here in Arizona; Kenny and Sheila and his children live in Florida. Al & Bea Hellman were my parents; we went to Temple Beth El of Laurelton.

Hersh, Dan - skydoc49@sbcglobal.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1967
Currently living in Winchester, CT

Hersh, Eric - emhersh@yahoo.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1965
Currently living in Sahuarita, AZ.  I am now single. My wife passed one year ago. If you know or knew me please write. Thanks.

Hersh, Rhoda (Greenwald) - mbgreens@hotmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1966
Currently living in Farmingdale, NY

Hess, Alan - alanmhess@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1960
Currently living in Boynton Beach, FL

Hickey, Tommy - thickey6@comcast.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1965
Currently living in Evergreen, CO.

Hirsch, Larry - lhirsch175@aol.com  - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1968
I now live in Coral Springs, FL, with my wife and 15 year old daughter. I used to be friends with Ronnie Kroten (am still friends), Robert Prager (now in Boca), Mike Friedman, Stanley Bellis, Steve Groffman (Mr. Groffman's son), Tom Loughran (from Springfield HS -if anyone knows his whereabouts, please contact me. He owes me $10 -kidding) Great site. Hope to hear form former Laureltonites or present ones (kidding again).  Website: http://www.florida-decor.com

Hirsch, Steve - steveh100@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1968
I grew up in Laurelton and still maintain friendships with a few people and email others. Its great keeping up with your fellow classmates and friends. Still friends with Ronnie Kroten, Michael Friedman, Elaine Friedman (Kessler), and was friends with Alan Hardis.
Website: http://www.geoffreystevens.com

Hirst, Richard "Rick"- rhirst@vfw.org - St. Agnes Cathedral - Class of 1964
Currently living in Bowie, MD.

Hochman, Elliot - barbellh@comcast.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1962
Married to Barbara (Geller), AJHS 1963. Living in Plantation, FL

Hochman, Lynn (Goldstein) - redbird_pr@yahoo.com or lygo@libertypr.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1961  Married to Howard Goldstein (229th St.), and have lived in Dorado, Puerto Rico, permanently since 1986. We have 3 children and 4 grandchildren. Just returned from the Ken Trell Laurelton Reunion on 10/27/07 and loved every minute of it. Immediately accessed this website upon my return with every intention of touching base with those I remember from days gone by. What wonderful memories have flooded my head.

Hoenig, Martin - mhoenig175@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1963
Currently living in San Antonio, TX.

Hoffenberg, Sam - Samburger021@aol.com - Springfield Gardens H.S. - Class of 1968
Currently living in East Meadow, NY.

Horowitz, Roni (Bianco) - beachgir1951@aol.com - Springfield Gardens H.S. - Class of 1969
I moved into Laurelton at the age of 9, went to PS 156, JHS 59 and then Springfield. These were the fondest memories of my life. I grew up at 137-53 233 St. and 138th Ave. I am looking for an old friend Kevin O'Brian who lived around 226st., around the corner from Key Food. I work in Seaford and live now in Levittown. I would love to hear from any of my old classmates

Hudes, Linda (Rovetto) - lrovetto@floridalakestitle.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1960
I lived in Laurelton from 1944 (1 year old) to 1976. My address was 131-65 228 Street. I married the "boy across the street" Harvey Nodelman in 1963 and have 2 sons. I married my second husband, Pat Rovetto, in 1992 and we now live in Clermont, Florida. Clermont is a "bedroom community" of Orlando. I would love to hear from anyone who may remember me.

Hurst, Marc - oncefuzzy04@yahoo.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1967
AKA Fuzzy; Have lived in Binghamton (NY), Pottstown (PA), Manhattan, Congers (NY). Currently in Rockland County, NY (Haverstraw), living alone (divorce), two sons 17 and 21. I am alive and well...still a management consultant after all these years. I recall Laurelton in color; I never think in black and white. Get in touch...if you'd like. I actually made contact with my 4th grade teacher Mrs. Wolk (PS 156)a couple of years ago; very strange but cool....

Isquith, Ellen Calano - sandcal@sbcglobal.net - Springfield Gardens H.S. - Class of 1969
Currently living in Walnut Creek, CA. I lived at 234-19-135th Ave by Laurelton Pkwy. betweem 1960 - 1968. Would love to hear from old friends and classmates from PS 156 and JHS 59: Susan Diamond, Amy Feldman, Phyllis Carlinsky, Natalie Shultz, Michael Klein, Peter Surchuk, Richard Pachter, Fred Kern, Jerry Weitz, Jeffrey Davis, Terry Gerbs, Nancy Robbins, Rodney Little.

Ivanac, Mile - jill@jiim.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1967
Hi. I'm looking for old classmates. I'm also looking for anyone who has our yearbook from 1967 that would share my yearbook photos with me so that I could show them to my family. I do not have my yearbook, and sadly, I cannot find one anywhere. Thanks. I am living in Florida with my wife of 15 years, Jill. I have 4 children, and 4 grandchildren. Hope to chat with some of you again.

Jacksier, Diane (Wilner) - dianewilner@optonline.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1965
Currently Living in Old Bethpage, NY. I lived in Cambria Heights but hung out in Laurelton all the time. Along with many other gitls we started a sorority in college that hosted many dances. I grduated from Queens College in 1969. I remember studying in a Laurleton park and watching the planes coming in for a landing. They were so far down that we could almost see the passengers.

Johansen, Karen (Riesterer) - kriesterer@gmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1962
Currently living in Newtown, CT. I too have fond memories of growing up in Lauelton/Springfield Gardens. It was truly a melting pot and a great place to grow up. How about memories of JHS59? We were the first class to graduate and I remember carrying books from 132 to 59. Do you think they could get away with that now? I looked at the June '56 photo from PS 132, but I didn't find myself or Lee Madison or John Marshall. Does anyone have the names to go with the photo? I don't remember the picture being taken, but there is a lot I don't remember. I do remember Mrs. Flinker.

Joseph, Jerry - jerry@diversifiedcorp.com - Canarsie H.S. - Class of 1969
Currently living in Sunny Isles Beach, FL Laurelton was the very best community in which to have grown up. The memories of being able to gather any number of friends at a moments notice for stoopball, triangle, 4 corners or football are everlasting. I recall the spin the bottle parties in my basement at 130-41 226th Street with Happy Gold, Frieda Baron, Gina Weitzenkorn, Sheila Orlick, Susan Landon, Sharon Bursuk, Gary Goldman, Joel Kurtzman, Marshall Krauthamer, Halbert Feinberg and Robert Hoffman. Where has the time gone? What did we know of the cut-throat business world back then? I hope that everyone is happy and well and I look forward to hearing from anyone interested in keeping in touch.

Kaikow, Rita - rkaikow@lisma.org - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1964
We moved to Laurelton/Springfield Gardens when I was about 6.5yrs. old. I started second grade at PS 37. We lived on 137th Ave. between 221st and 222nd St. My brother, Howard, who passed away, went to Stuyvesant HS after graduating from PS 37. He lived in New Hampshire. My parents were very active in many of the local organizations. They helped establish the Jewish Community House which was located on 223rd. St.. When it combined with the LJC, they continued their active role. Life was fun and full of activities. Do you remember the AV Squad and walking up the down staircases in JHS 59? I was in the Choral Music class that studied French. If I had to do it over, I would have opted for Spanish. Those who were in the class will understand why. After graduating from AJHS in 1964, I moved on to Queens College where I got my BA in Elementary Education and Master of Library Science degrees. I taught second grade for two years. After receiving my MLS, I was hired in as the Library Media Specialist on the staff of Oceanside HS where I remained until my retirement two years ago. We moved from Laurelton in 1977 and settled in Franklin Square, NY where I am now living. I'd love to make re-connections.

Kanofsky, Joanne (Savitz) - caribegirl@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1967
Currently living in Freehold, NJ.  Hi all, it was great to read all the comments and it brought back many memories. I was in a sorority at Andrew Jackson High School and can't remember the name of it. I do remember the sweater was white and red. Anyone remember?

Kaplan, Alison  (Dillworth) - bzebee1063@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1966
Currently living in Huntersville, NC.  Although Laurelton wasn't my home address, I grew up in Springfield Gardens and Rosedale, I spent my Jackson years with my friends from Laurelton and from the temples my family belonged to, first the JCC on 223rd and then Temple Beth El on 232nd. I have many of the same memories of all the great places along the boulevard (especially the ones where we could EAT...the bagel bakery, Carmine's, Wong's Garden and take out, Capri, House of Chang, the great bakeries and those amazing pickles from the Kosher Deli, Lil Eds/Burt&Dave's, Marder's (where we would buy our hair dye, but don't tell our mothers.. LOL), Colony Card Shop, Pompie's Hair Dresser, and of course Woolworths, of parties in the basements of some friend's houses and Temple Hopping on the High Holy Days.

Along with those fond memories are those of the days I spent at Jackson, starting as a Freshman in September of '62 meeting lots of my classmates through SING, even those in the other class years. I was thrilled to have relived some of the fun times back then when we had our reunion back in 2000 and were able to have a tour of Old Hickory which I am glad to report was in much better shape than it had been while we were there in our youth. It was before school had started again so everything was so pristine, the brass railing on the marble stairway near the auditorium was gleaming, there was no smell of stale socks in the locker rooms and the bathrooms, although still the same as when we were there, were clean and in great shape. I hope to post some pictures of both Jackson and Laurelton taken back then. If you are not on our Jackson Alumni Database, please contact me so we can get you listed so you don't miss the next reunion. We had classmates from the 60s decade and some two dozen faculty members as well. We had our Jackson friends from all the neighboring communities that attended our school, those from every club, sports team and SING, team captains and participants alike all having a great time talking about their days at Old Hickory.  Website located at http://forums.delphiforums.com/jacksonkids/start

Kaplan, Barbara (Sanders) - Barbaralynnsanders@comcast.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1964

Kaplan, Lois (Goldrich) - lgoldrich@gmail.com - Hunter H.S. - Class of 1966
Currently living in Fair Lawn, NJ. I have wonderful memories of the kids and teachers at 132 and realize now how much I enjoyed those days! It's been great fun to share everyone's recollections on the website.

Kass, Linda (Zeveloff) - lbkz@comcast.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1967
Currently living in Ogden, UT. I lived on 130th Avenue and drove through the old neighborhood last year when I was in town. Everything looked so much smaller than I remember it. I still see Leslie Popoff, my best friend from P.S. 176, when I visit NY.

Katz, Arthur - AJKatz164@verizon.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1967
Currently living in Clifton Park, NY. At the age of one (or so I'm told) we moved to 235-15 129 Ave. Outdoor activities kept us busy when not in school. After any measurable snowfall I remember riding our sleds down the hill on 130 Ave, which was really part of an overpass for the Cross Island Parkway. As we got older it was stickball games in the street, then Little League baseball. College and work relocated me to the Saratoga region. If any Laurelton alumni are in the area, drop me a line (I think I just dated myself - send me an e-mail).

Katz, Helene (Halitzer) - Hhalitzer@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1966
Currently living in Carle Place, NY. I had some great friends in Laurelton, and would appreciate connecting with them. If anyone has info about Jane Brody, Ronnee Barnett or Joyce Weinstein, please let me know. Laurelton was such a safe and friendly haven. I miss those days.

Katz, Janet (Baylis) - jbaylis@pmlib.org - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1962
Currently living in Great River, NY.

Katz, Marilyn (Sandler) - marilynsandler@optonline.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1961
Currently living in Franklin Lakea, NJ.

Kaufman, Sharan (Rodgers) - skr47@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1964
Currently living in Warminster, PA.

Kawesch, Phil - pkawesch@gmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1961
Currently living in Pelham, NY. I lived at 121-44 235 St. Went to PS 176, PS 156, JHS 59 and then Jackson. They were great years, with absolutely great friends. Barney Cohen, Alan Katz, Fred Simanoff, Kenny Trell, David Feld, Steve Somerstein, Bob Winston, Louie Reformato, Andy Visconti. Betty Drexler never knew how much I loved her, no less my name. LOL. Where are you Richie Schechter? Laurleton afforded us a life, where our parents didn't have to worry if we were "missing". We were over someone's house. I sure we all had our share of rough times, but I am so grateful to having had such a wonderful life.Andrew Jackson HS 1968-1969.
Website: www.pelhamtherapy.com or www.therapyonline.com

Kaye, Eileen (Carter) - justeileenc@optonline.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1962
Currently living in Nanuet, NY. Lived at 130-36 229th Street from 1952-1968. My parents remained there until my mother's death in 1995. My two children were fortunate enough to visit for many years and see where their mom grew up and to meet many of my Laurelton friends. I am still in touch with Barbara Lipson, Susan Edelson, Arlene Goldstein, Alice Schaefer, Janet Breitman, as well as my high school prom date, Barry Gendler. Would love to hear from anyone that remembers me.

Kaufman Felicia (Goldberg) - felicia.goldberg@bairdwarner.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1966
Laurelton, what a place, what a time! I have been married to Stuart Goldberg for the past 36 years. We have 2 children & 3 amazing grandchildren, all living here in a suburb of Chicago, Deerfield, since 1978. Maybe some of you remember my brother Warren Kaufman, who sadly passed away at age 37. Would love to hear from anyone who knew Warren, Stuart or me.

Kaufman, Gail (Weinbrum) - gsw45@bellsouth.net - Miami Beach H.S. - Class of 1962
Currently living in Boca Raton, FL. We lived on 228th Street between 130th & 131st Avenue; parents Viv and Sid, brother Stuart, sisters Margo and Andrea. We left Laurelton in 1960 for Miami Beach, FL.      Website: www.antiquitiesweb.com

Kaufman, Stuart - stuart9342@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1960
My address in Laurelton was 13050 228th St. i went to P.S.156 and went to the Laurelton Jewish Center. Spent many summers at the Capri Beach Club. Some of the friends i hung out with: Marty Blank, Barry Gendler. Marilyn Goldstein, Harvey Krauthammer, Micheal Miller, Ronha Toline. Would love to hear from them. I moved to Miami in 1960 and have been here for 49 years.

Kawesch, Phil - pkawesch@gmail.com – Andrew Jackson H.S. – Class of 1961
Currently living in Pelham , NY . I lived at 12 -44 235th. Went to PS 176, PS 156, JHS 59 and then Jackson. They were great years, with absolutely great friends. Barney Cohen, Alan Katz, Fred Simanoff, Kenny Trell, David Feld, Steve Somerstein, Bob Winston, Louie Reformato, Andy Visconti. Betty Drexler never knew how much I loved her, much less my name. LOL. Where are you Richie Schechter? Laurleton afforded us a life, where our parents didn't have to worry if we were "missing". We were over someone's house. I’m sure we all had our share of rough times, but I am so grateful to having had such a wonderful life.
Website: www.pelhamtherapy.com  or www.therapyonline.co

Kazdon, Paula  (Becker) - spritz1245@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1967
HI. I have left some information on the old site, but will give it again. I am Paula Kazdon Becker. I live in Greensboro, NC. A 500 mile trip back to Laurelton. I lived in New Jersey for 18 years.. then we packed up our two daughters and in 1990 relocated. Now my girls are grown, one married with two boys a lived nearby and my other daughter is married and lives in Washington DC. In 1990 I graduated from Rutgers University...took me a while.. but that was something I needed to do...now I am the Director of a Resettlement program. I work with Jewish Family Services.. but resettle refugees from all over. I have been married for 26 years.. I guess that's about it...

Kazin, Philip - pkazin@optonline.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1962
Currently residing in Dix Hills, NY. Will supply more bio info shortly. Just found this website courtesy of my younger brother, Bob. We lived at 226-10, 137 Avenue, just 2 and 1/2 blocks from 156 where we played after school at softball, stickball etc. Younger brother Bob lives upstate in Clinton, NY. Older sister Adele lives in NJ. The wonderful and strong memories of 156, the schoolyard, LJC on the High Holy Days, the Jackson orchestra and tennis team, and Sing, the sense of community, are almost too overwhelming to describe. I would love to hear from old friends.

Kazin, Robert - rkazin@hamilton.edu - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1967
Currently living in Clinton, NY. This is just a great website! After my sister Adele and my brother Phil, I graduated from Jackson in 1967. We lived at 226-10 137 Ave. My most vivid memories involved playing various sports at the corner of 224 Street and 137 Avenue. Depending on the season, it was touch football or street hockey, along with other games and sports, and fellow participants included Jim Aswad, Ira Barouch, Hyman Copio, Larry Landau, Jerry Scheinman, Barry Lipman, and Robert Sugarman among others. We also played our version of "squash" which involved hitting a tennis ball against the wall in the schoolyard at P.S. 156. That has carried over into my current passion of racquetball. Growing up in Laurelton was wonderful, although I currently prefer the small town feel in upstate New York. I would love to hear from any of you from my era.

Keller, Aline (Leo) - aline1000@sbcglobal.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1960
Living in sunny Sherman Oaks, California but planning to attend Laurelton Reunion in NY, Oct. 27, 2007 with my Laurelton friends, OPL sisters and contemporaries. Please join me.

Kerner, Laurie (Beller) - Firstmate428@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1964
My name is Laurie Kerner Beller and I'm currently living in Woodbury, NY. Recently found the web site, and it was fun going down memory lane. I lived in Rosedale, but most of my friends were Laureltonians. I graduated Andrew Jackson in 1964, and was very active in Sing. I think I still have the old sing buttons we wore.I attended a 60s reunion a number of years ago,but found it was hard to make a connection, tons of people attended, and it was kind of disorganized. Is there another comning up? Would love to hear from someone.

Kessler, Sandra (Brandt) - tgjl@hotmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1960
Currently living in Tamarac, FL. Looking for my old friends. I was in ADG and am in touch with several classmates around the country. I am a recent widow and am looking to reconnect to that wonderful, magical, happy, pure (did I say wonderful) Laurelton time. I have lived in Florida since 1973. My brother is Henry Kessler, class of 58.

Kestenbaum, Claire (London) - clairelondon@yahoo.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1965
Currently living in Coral Springs, FL. I am so pleased to have found this Web Site. It has brought back so many happy memories. I loved my years at Andrew Jackson and would love to connect again with my friends. I also would love to find my sorority sisters from OPL. I was married for 40 years when my husband died. I have 3 children and 6 grandchildren. I look forward to hearing from my schoolmates.

Kimmel, Steve - stevek1000@yahoo.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1961
Currently residing in Lake Worth, FL.

King, Leonard - 2213lking@gmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1962
I graduated from PS 156, JHS 59, and Andrew Jackson High School. I then went to the University of Rochester for undergraduate and three years of graduate school before finishing at UCLA.
I taught Humanities and was the Director of College Counseling at the Maret School in Washington, DC for 43 years before retiring in June, 2016. I live with my wife, Betty, in Silver Spring, MD,
near my two children and five grandchildren. Thank you for bringing back such wonderful memories with this website.

Kipnees, Terry (Small) - tsmall@optonline.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1960
Currently living in Bellmore, NY. Hi there. My name is Terry Kipnees Small and I lived at 121-27-235th St. I grew up on the same block with Sandy Sloman, Bruce Waxman, Steven Rifkin; all of us graduated in 1960. I met & married my high school sweetheart Jerry Small at the Laurelton Jewish Center and we have two children and two grandchildren. We are married 49 years this year. He and our son Gary became professional photographers - Photographic Creations - and I became his assistant for more than 20 years. Now Jerry is semi-retired and I am retiring sometime this year. Would love to hear from our friends, and am looking forward to any future reunions.

Kirsch, Madeline  (Kiersh) - madk1@optonline.net - Springfield Gardens H.S. - Class of 1969
Currently living in Melville, NY.

Klein, Burton - surfside1101@aol.com - Roosevelt H.S. (CT) - Class of 1965
Currently living in Sea Bright, NJ

Kleiderman, Joyce (Herman) - joycegailherm@msn.com - Henley School - Class of 1961
Currently living in Beverly, MA and selling Real Estate. I lived in Laurelton until I got married in November 1963. I graduated from PS 156 and JHS 59 moving on to the Henley School for High School which I graduated in 1961. I finished College at Fairleigh Dickinson University in NJ. I continued to live in the NY area until 1968 moving on to the Boston area where I am still living. Love to hear from any of my friends from Laurelton.

Klein, Judy (Frank) - judie13@gmail.com - Manhasset H.S. - Class of 1960
I lived in Laurelton on 227 St, went to P 132 from K-5th grades. Went to Laurelton Jewish Center for Sunday School etc. I had a friend across the
street -- Aline Keller- anyone remember her or me? LOL This would be so cool to reconnect with someone from so long ago

Klein, Phyllis (Kehoe) - pkay15@hotmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1964
Currently living in New York City. I'm so thrilled to have discovered this site. My parents and my brother, David, were already living in Laurelton for several years when I was
born. They first lived in a rented house, then bought the house across the street, at 130-24 230th St. I dream about that house and that block often. I lived there until 1970; my parents moved to Connecticut in 1972. I attended PS 156, Hebrew school at LJC, JHS 59, and Andrew Jackson, class of '64. My brother was class of '57, and he married Marcia Silverstein, class of '59. Favorite teachers at Jackson: Mr. Wulf; Mr. Jacobson; Mrs. Tomlinson. Favorites at JHS 59: Mr. Morris, Mr. Buchanan. Fond memories of Charlotte Russe from Shari's Bakery, black-and-and white ice cream sodas and egg creams at the soda shop on Merrick everyone called "the Greeks", hot bagels from the bagel bakery. I live in Manhattan, would love to hear from old friends.

Klein, Royce (Sagenkahn) - Royces50@hotmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1969
Currently living in Hallandale Beach, FL.

Klibanoff, Herb - kliblaw@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1967
As they say on wfan. Long time listener, first time caller. Have had many chances to read everyone's memories about Laurelton. It truly was a "wonderful town". I have been living in Woodmere for over 30 years and I am now starting to refer to the homes on the block by the names of the original neighbors from when we moved in. I still go through the old neighborhood when I get stuck in traffic on the LIE and always manage to cut thru Francis Lewis to get to my old block on 226th St. As I drive down the street I recall Goldberg, Levy, Epstein,Dubin, Tuchfeld, Klein, Arem, Braun, Gursky. These are just some of the names of my neighbors I've seen on the website. Best of all, I can still remember the good times.

Kniberg, Al - aakniberg@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1961
Currently living in Boca Raton, FL

Kornreich, Elliot - tenn.kornreich@gmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1967
I am retired and living in Fairfield Glade, TN.

Kornreich, Stuart - stukornreich@gmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1961
I have just moved to Scottsdale, AZ from Virginia Beach, VA. I have attended a number of the Jackson and Laurelton reunions. It is always great to see old classmates,former neighbors and friends.

Kramer, Daniel - daniel.kramer4@gmail.com - Springfield Gardens H.S. - Class of 1969
Currently living in Paramus, NJ

Krassner, Jerry - JayKaye126@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S.- Class of 1960
Currently residing in Lake Worth, FL.  I have rekindled my friendship with Steve Kimmel after 20 years. Steve was instrumental in my retiring to Florida. We live in the same town and about the same distance from each other as we did in Laurelton. Hal Fuchs has been down numerous times from North Carolina. It's like high school fraternity days all over when we get together. Life is good.

Krassner, Margot (Offner) - offline4@bellsouth.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1964
Currently living in Royal Palm Beach, FL.

Krauss, Eric - dufay77@gmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1969
This web site is unique, like the community that gave rise to it...what a treat! My family's roots in Laurelton go back to the 1920's. My paternal grandmother, Martha Krauss, lived on 224th street. Her uncle, Bill Strelsin, was an attorney who was active in Laurelton politics and played in what was known as the Laurelton Symphony 80 or 90 years ago. My mother still lives in the home she and my father purchased in 1948, on Francis Lewis Blvd. between 133 and 131 Ave., and I'm out there every week or so. I graduated PS 156 in 1963, and AJHS in 1969. I presently live in Morningside Hts. in Manhattan and work in pediatric medicine in Brooklyn.

Krauthamer, Harvey - hk190@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1960
Currently living in Bluffton, SC near Hilton Head.

Krauthamer, Marshall - marshallk7@optonline.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1969
Currently living in Baldwin, NY.

Kreidman, Barbara (Vaughan) - barbaravaughan68@yahoo.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1965
Currently living in San Juan Capistrano, CA.

Kreitzer, Barbara - kritzi340@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1968
I lived in Cambria Heights, but like many from AJHS, I had many friends in Laurelton. I lived on 230th Street and 115th Avenue. I've been living in Los Angeles since 1980. I have fond memories of growing up in the 60s in a great place and going to a special High School.

Krichefsky, Iris (Schachter) - folkdance@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1967
Currently living in Fresh Meadows, NY.

Krieger, Judy (Conviser) - jncon@comcast.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1960
Currently living in Boynton Beach, FL

Krieger, Sandy - sandyk49@msn.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1967
Currently living in Smithtown, NY. Went to PS 176, JHS59, and AJHS, class of 1967. I lived at 231-22 125 Ave (the attached houses), with my brother Stu (class of '64) and my sister Judy (1960). I married Bonnie Feniger, also class of 1967 (celebrating 37th anniversary today), have lived in Smithtown since 1979, have two daughters and 3 beautiful granddaughters. Great to read about all the people whose names I recognize. Bonnie and I both have great memories of Laurelton and reminisce often. Thanks for the site.

Krolikowski, Edward - skee194302@yahoo.com - Archbishop Malloy H.S. - Class of 1961
Currently living in Palatka, FL.

Kurtz, Robin (McMillan) - rkmcmillan@hotmail.com - Springfield Gardens H.S. - Class of 1968
Great site! I have so many vivid memories of Laurelton, especially hanging out on Merrick Road with friends who went to SGHS and Jackson. I went to PS 156 but actually lived in Rosedale on 143rd Avenue. It was a dead end street next to Brookville Park where my brothers and I pretty much ran free. I took years of dancing lessons from Mrs. Pendel, a wonderful teacher and choreographer. I went to JHS 231 but was reunited with many of my Laurelton friends at Springfield Gardens HS. I was to be in the first graduating class of 1968, but my family moved to NJ the summer before my senior year. I met my husband Brad when I moved to San Francisco 30 years ago and we have three teenage daughters. Would love to hear from old friends.

Kuznick, Janet (Travis) - yardfan23@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1968
Married and living in Farmington, NY (near Rochester) for almost 36 yrs. It's been so much fun reading about all the PS 156, JHS 59 and AJHS stuff. I remember The Hickory Log at AJ-working with Barbara Goldberg, Brian Lord, Iris Schwartz, Michael Levine and our advisor, Mr. Christ. I lived on Francis Lewis Blvd, right down the street from Martin Paint.

Kwartowitz, Bonnie (Perlin) - bonniep1448@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1965
I am living in Highland Beach, Florida. I have two married children and three beautiful grandchildren, who also live in Florida. I am an artist and have been painting for about 20 years. I lived on 129th avenue and 229th Street. My sister Andi told me about the website. Great idea. The photos are terrific, and brought back wonderful memories of a special time and a special place. I remember so many of the shops. My Dad managed Dilbert's in the late 40s early 50s. That is why we moved there in the first place. I would love to hear from any of my old friends and acquaintances.

Kwartowitz, Andrea (Howard-Ringe) - andirhow@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1968
Currently living in Malibu, CA. Great to read the list and remember my old friends and the great town we grew up in. . Love to hear from you.

Lahn, Foster - matcom@att.net - Far Rockaway H.S. - Class of 1960
Currently living in Boca Raton, FL. What a great addition to the Far Rockaway web site. Would love to hear from P.S. 132 alums. Went to 132 from 1947(k) to 1956(8th).

Lahti, Claudia (Ferrara) - cmfmsw@sbcglobal.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1968
Currently living in Wallingford CT.

La Mendola, Joanne (Schadler) - schadler@optonline.net - The H.S. of Art and Design - Class of 1968
Currently living in East Norwich, NY. This is so exciting. I longed to be a participant at one of the previous Laurelton reunions but always seemed to learn about them too late. I had made many good friends and have many fond memories of growing up in Laurelton and although we have all scattered with the wind, who could resist this magical "Homecoming". I hope to post some photos of family and friends soon. I look forward to hearing from some of you.

Lamle, Hugh - hlamle@mdsass.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1962
Thanks for putting togher this web site. I would love to hear from some of my long lost friends. A little history: I lived at 120 55 234th St. Cambria Heights but hung with a lot of people from Laurelton. PS 176, 147 and Andrew Jackson (Sigma Phi, Alpha Pi). Then Queens College for a BA and Baruch for an MBA. So many great memories from the "Laurelton Years" And now, working in investments and living in Manhattan, Westhampton, Colorado and Aruba. Married to the former Betsy Bowman. One daughter. You can friend me on Facebook or email me. I would love to catch up with old (pardon the pun) friends and connect with some that are not on this site. Those years were a very special time in a very special place. Bye for now...

Landau, Arthur - alandau@ebsco.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1961
Currently living in Roslyn, NY.

Lande, Ira - iralande@aol.com - Springfield Gardens H.S. - Class of 1969
Currently living in Atlanta, GA. 135-18 224th Street, PS 156, JHS 59 and Springfield Gardens High School. What a great street, great neighborhood, great schools, great teachers and great kids. First job was working at the Laurelton Bagel Bakery. I only hope my children remember growing up in Marietta, Georgia with the same warmth I have for Laurelton.

Lane, Gary - garylane@cox.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1962
Currently living in Irvine, CA. Just found this site by chance. Wow! No one could ever forget Laurelton. Moved there at age 2 from the Bronx and stayed until graduated Queens College at age 20. Went to 156 and then 59, the opening class. Hope my name is still on the honor roll board at Jackson. Got my first car while living there. A red 64 Pontiac Lemans, 4 on the floor. Remember a friend dropping me off after he picked up the stick shirt with me, telling me I would learn how to drive a stick in 1/2 hour on my own. Had to in order to get home from the belt overpass he left me off on. Remember taking the city bus to Rosedale and walking to Green Acres to save the extra fare on the bus to the center. Two hours on 2 buses to Jackson. Moved to San Diego after QC. It too was a small town back in 69. Reminded me a bit of Laurelton until it grew too big. Never forget the hot bagels at the back door of the bagel shop, and the salami and eggs for breakfast at the deli, or the cookies at the 4 star bakery. Got all my school supplies at Woolworths and enjoyed the 10 cent Sat movie matinees. Wonder what my first love, Zina Steinberg, from Kindergarten ended up doing. Or that tease, Linda Hamburg. Never forget Judy Perchick who all I could do was enjoy looking at. Remember running around the school yard at 59 racing the track stars. Also remember helping with a campaign for school president for Keith (forgot last name) at Jackson. Laurelton was a great place to grow up, from helping the kids at 156, as a school crossing guard, to eating that corned beef at the deli every week, to knowing every kid in town and never having to worry about a bully, but only having friends wherever you would walk or ride on your bike, to seeing the ducks at the pound at the Laurelton Parkway.

I moved from San Diego to Virginia, to Tulsa, to Los Angeles, to Irvine. Irvine is great. It too is a very small town in a circle of big cities. Have a great home across from a nice park/pool/sport field. Now the owner of a law firm in Santa Ana, helping homeowners save their homes. We sue more banks than any firm in California. Now helping a 100 year old veteran from WWII, whom Deutsche Bank wants on the street.

Love to hear from everyone. This website brings back so many great memories!

Lane, Kenneth - kenlane831@aol.com - Brooklyn Tech - Class of 1968
Curently living in Wellington, FL. Owned and sold Marders Pharmacy in 2000. Was married to Michelle (Helman) of Rosedale (graduate of Springfield 1969). She passed away in 2001. Currently remarried and relocated to Florida in 2005.

Lapoff, Robert - rlapoff@montran.com - Springfield Gardens H.S. - Class of 1969
Currently living in Deer Park, NY.

Lebov, Jeannette (Friedland) - janetf@182.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1961
Currently living in Tamarac, FL. This is a wonderful web site. Just reading all the memories that we all share is just reliving a wonderful time in our lives. I always think about Laurelton, every day was better than the day before. Thank you Skip

Lederman, Carl - ottodog7@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1964
Currently living in Alexandria, VA. Practicing radiologist at Providence Hospital in D.C. Married with one kid, 24.  Does anyone know what happened to Zander Rubin? There has been a Scholarship in his memory at Vermont Law for quite some time.  (Click here to read Carl's wonderful memories of Laurelton)

Lederman, Martin - mail@martinLederman.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1967
Currently living in Chattanooga, TN

Lederman, Paul - paul_lederman@msn.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1964
Stumbled across your website. Brought back many fond memories. I lived at 130 69 230th street, attended PS 156, JH59, and Andrew Jackson. Currently live in Parkland, FL. (Near Pompano Beach.)

Leff, Jack - chrisjackl@bellsouth.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1961
Currently living in Plantation, FL.

Lefkowitz, Steven - drlefkowitz@hotmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1961
Currently living in Cold Spring Harbor, NY.

Leibowitz, Barbara (Lee) - Mabell1@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1961
Currently living in Grand Terrace, CA. This is a great site: I left Laurelton at the age of 19. Lost phone numbers of all my friends. Knowing a lot of them got married with new last names I can't find anyone. If anyone remembers my maiden name please call me or email me.  Barbara Leibowitz.

Leibowitz, Steve - israelfootball@yahoo.com - Springfield Gardens H.S. - Class of 1969
Currently living in Jerusalem, Israel.

Leibowitz, Suellen "Sue" (Shapiro) - ny1fl2@bellsouth.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1960
I lived at 130-14-218th Street and graduated AJHS in 1960. I married David one of the Shapiro twins and we had 2 daughters and 1 granddaughter.   We moved to Florida in 1972 and now live in Davie (Ft. Lauderdale) area. My sister Janice Leibowitz also graduated from Jackson in 1968. I'm sorry to say that she passed away in February 2009. She married in Florida and had two beautiful children and one grandson. My brother Kenneth Leibowitz is married and living in Dallas, TX. We would love to hear from anyone who remembers us.

Leifer, Howie - hleifer@hotmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1965
I just found this site and would love to hear from any of my old friends from Laurelton or Jackson. I've lived in New York City for the last 10 years after living in San Francisco for 20 years. Howie Leifer AJHS 1965

Leinwol, Jerry - JDL4067@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1960
Currently living in West Palm Beach, FL. I lived at 128-53 236th St. Went to P.S.176, P.S.156, and was in the Jackson class of 1960. I left in my Senior year to join the military, hence, I'm not in the yearbook. I'm a retired Ford Dealer living in West Palm Beach, Fl.

Leitman, Richard - rleitman@yahoo.com - Brooklyn Tech - Class of 1961
Currently living in Wayne, NJ. Looking to renew some old friendships.

Leitman, Susan (Schwartzberg) - mrssue@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1966
Currently living in Fanwood, NJ.

Lesk, Judy ( Blaustein) - judylenore@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1961
Currently living in Pittsford, NY.  Friends with Alice Miltz, Mimi Greenfiled, Judy Rossuck,Janet Breitman, Gail Wallch, Linda DiSimone, Elliot Glickler. Member of OPL. Sister Margery is 4 years younger than me. I live in Rochester, she lives in Poughkeepsie. Cousin to Steve Temlock, Artie and Sid Temlock, Beth and Amy Weinstein.  I have already written on the Rockaway website.

Lesser, Betty (Kaye) - bak24@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1965
Some of us were from Cambria Heights but we ALL went to Andrew Jackson! And I did hang out at Burt and Dave's (aka Lil n Ed's).

Lester, Vivian (Fields) - vlf1@cornell.edu - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1964
Currently living in Ithaca, NY.

Leventhal, Stu - stu@lexicon-nyc.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1965
I grew up in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn and moved to Laurelton in the fall of 1958 – entering 5th grade at PS 156. It was a bit of culture shock. In Brooklyn I was one of the smartest kids in my grade – in Laurelton I was not. And in Brooklyn there were few social events – in Laurelton we had “boy/girl parties” weekly and my new friends all had noticed the opposite sex. I still remember my surprise at the changes in my young life.

Laurelton was an idyllic place to grow up – we weren’t the city – and we weren’t the suburbs. It was a good mix. My friends included the Wanderman twins/Chuck Cohen/Harvey Benenson/Bob Warshaw/Ken Patick/Jay Green/Cuthbert Simpkins and many many others. I was also friends with Betty Lesser/Andrea Port/Adrienne Rubin/Sue Schwartz/Barbara Kreidman/Michelle Cohen/Pat Burstein and many others. I dated Esther Globman - reconnecting with her some years later.

After Andrew Jackson High School I went to Queens College where Peter Madoff was President of my fraternity. I worked in network television – ABC for a while – later WPIX TV and got involved in creative communications – finally becoming Creative Director for Advertising Promotion at Merrill Lynch. I’ve been in print and design communications since and have had my own company for many years. I recently taught at FIT and currently also teach at New York University.

My sister Marjorie and I recently sold our family’s home on Francis Lewis Blvd. after our dad’s passing at 97 years of age. Our parents still lived there until the end. I’m married to a wonderful woman – Lisa – and have 2 grown sons. We live in New Rochelle, NY – Westchester County. I can be reached at stu@lexicon-nyc.com. My best wishes to all who I knew and remember me.

Levine, Howard - howardlevine@me.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1965
Currently living in Seattle, WA. I have been in touch over the years with a few people. but wonder about so many others. Recently was "found" by someone from Jackson. It was interesting to hear his news of people I had not heard from in years.

Levine, Janet (Glass) - iguanaj@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1964
I lived at 121-35 236 St. Currently living in North Bergen, NJ.

Levine, Janet (Lowitz) - jlowitz1@gmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1969
Currently living in Cherry Hill, NJ.  Looking for Steven Goodwin. Such woonderful memories of Laurelton. Amazing that such a seemingly ordinary place could produce such universally extraordinary memories.

Levine, Joel - rabnreb@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1964
Currently living in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. I would love to hear from Jackson Alumni. The teachers I experienced at Jackson were the best! I will always treasure my memories at Jackson.

Levinsohn, Sheri (Staehli) - smstaehli@yahoo.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1969
Currently lving in Highland Park, NJ. Life has been good. Just celebrated my 39th wedding anniversary. I have one daughter.

Levitt, Michael - mlevitt4@yahoo.com - Springfield Gardens H.S. - Class of 1968
Formerly of 224-15 135th. Ave. I lived on the corner, 4 doors down from the public library. A member of the first graduation class of SGHS, January, 1968. Currently, I reside in Ft. Collins, CO

Levitt, Sheila (Cohen) - sheila.g.cohen.ins@att.net - No School Listed - Class of 1968
Currently living in Coral Springs, FL. Insurance agent representing all major companies for life, health, annuities and medicare supplement plans. Certified in Long Term Care Insurance. Licensed in many states. Website: www.sheilagailins.com

Levy, Jack - LLinda03@hotmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class oof 1967
Currently living in Boynton Beach, FL Left Laurelton in 1967 for college. Registered Physical Therapist in the state of Florida.

Levy, Roberta (Insel) - inselrl@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1967
This website is a wonderful idea. My name was Roberta Levy and I attended PS 132, JH 59 and graduated from AJHS in 1967. I am currently living in Lauderdale By the Sea, FL and retired from the Broward County School system in January 2007 after 35 years. I was a principal and an area director and now my husband Larry and I plan to travel and do some consulting work. I have fond memories of Laurelton and made many friends that I am still in close contact with today, Judy Gursky (Karlinsky), Rochelle Goldberg (Edelman), and Audrey Schatzberg (Ferraro). I would love to hear from anyone who remembers me.

Lewis, Bradley  - bbllewis@sbcglobal.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1968
Hello. I lived at 139-34 225th Street. My mother was in the real estate and insurance business, and for a time was secretary of the Laurelton Civic Association. I loved my somewhat idyllic childhood and spent tons of time in the school yard at P.S. 156. I moved to Manhattan in 1971, where I ultimately worked as a playwright, actor, and root canal specialist. I now reside in Beverly Hills, CA. My old telephones were LA 7 -6313 and LA 7 - 8042. Sorry, they don't call forward to my cell phone! I'm an author, my latest book is a biography of the famous Jewish gangster Mickey Cohen.

Lindenman, Carl - carl@carllind.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1960
What a trip finding this site! I recognize the names of those who used to play punchball at PS156 and I see some of my "brothers" of Sigma Phi. Do you still fit into your fraternity sweater? I am living in Wellington, Florida now since 1998 by way of Connecticut, Manhattan, San Francisco and Forest Hills. I would love to hear from some of my old friends :)

Linzer, David - kitchendesigner@comcast.net - Newtown H.S. - Class of 1964
Currently living in Boca Raton, FL. I lived on the north side of Merrick Road on 128th Avenue. Graduated from PS 176 in 1960. Did not go to Jackson because I wanted to pursue design and engineering @ Newtown HS and then Architecture at Pratt Institute. I stayed in Laurelton until 1964. My memories of having many friends on every block remains such a great experience. As others have said, I only wish my children had the same moments in time that I had. It is so hard to explain to others about life growing was like. I am enjoying a wonderful life in South Florida, have a great wife and wonderful children and grandchild.
If you remember me and care to say, "Hello," It would be my pleasure to email, write, call or meet. Hope everyone is well....  Website: www.DesignsbyDavidL.com

Lipson, Eileen - Eileen.sirota@gmail.com - Elmont H.S. - Class of 1969
Currently living in Stuart FL. Hi all, I did not grow up in Laurelton, but my parents did. My dad, Norman Lipson graduated from Andrew Jackson in the mid 40s and my mother graduated from Far Rockaway in the late 40s. Her name was Charlotte (Shai) Kane. I grew up in N. Valley Stream and graduated from Elmont in 1969. I had numerous friends from Laurelton because so many people went to Treasure Island Day Camp in Oceanside. I am looking for Esther Globman (I don't know her married name!). Someone from Florida said he had heard from her. If you can get a message to her from me, I'd really appreciate it. My grandfather made me go to House of Chang every Sunday and buy an extra bag of spare ribs that we would eat in the car on the way home. Thanks for any help.

Lipton, Nancy (Carlson) - Nnaomi7@yahoo.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1967
It's great to "see" so many of you on this website! I'm living in Silver Spring, Maryland, after having come here for grad school. Hope to hear from some of you.

LoMaglio, Phyllis (Snook) - silentwriterofpa@gmail.com - Jamaica Voc. H.S. - Class of 1967
Currently living in Middleburg, PA. I went to a public grammar school in Laurelton but do not remember its name. I know it was very close to where I lived which was 221-13 133rd Avenue & I know I left the school after the 2nd grade as I was then put in a Catholic school "St. Mary Magdalene" in Springfield Gardens. I have been looking for old photos of the street I lived in & also for some of the people I grew up with. I had so many friends during the 13 years I lived in Laurelton & lots of wonderful memories as well & would love to hear from anyone who can help me refresh my memories. Now that I live with my husband on a large farm in PA, I have many hours & time to sit & remember my past. Anyone willing to write to me is very welcome to.

Lopardo, Joe - jnlopardo@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1969
Currently living in West Islip, NY.

Lunsford, Barry - blunsfo1@earthlink.net - H. S. of Music & Art - Class of 1967
Lived at 121-68 234th Street. PS 176, JHS 59, Music and Art HS Class of '67. Living in Atlanta, GA since '87 and have been working for Hanger Orthotics and Prosthetics for over 25 years. I am overwhelmed with the feelings this site has evoked. I see many names that were once part of my life-some people that were best friends in their time. I will enjoy contacting them one by one. Gary Weinstein, Danny Hersh, Larry Shaw, Ronald Aaronson, Arnold Cohen, just to name a few.

Machtay, Henry - hank@machtay.com - Springfield Gardens H.S. - Class of 1968
135-01 226th St, moved from Brooklyn in 2nd grade; I remember P.S. 156 Mr. Gambino; JHS 59 Mr. Morris; SGHS Mr. Katz, literary magazine, first yearbook, Bye Bye Birdie; United Synagogue Youth. Great irony: some classmates wrote in my yearbook that I'd become an art teacher. At age 50 when the dot-com bubble burst I became a teacher; I'm now in charge of Academy of Information Technology at Galileo Academy (a public high school), San Francisco; I teach Web Design & Video (so I am technically an art teacher). Being a teacher has brought great joy and meaning into my life; I love my kids, my school, my colleagues, and I've never been happier to go to work each day. Also, I grew from a little feigele in Laurelton to a furry old gay bear in San Francisco. ;-D

Mack, Arthur - artims@verizon.net - Springfield Gardens H.S. - Class of 1968
Currently living in Ridgewood, NJ. Proud to be a member of the first graduating class of SGHS. It seems like 1968 was just yesterday! My wife was Esther Weiss, SGHS '71. She passed away in 2001.

Maiasky, Rosemary (Gellman) - rgellman@eesd.org - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1968
Currently living in Los Gatos, CA

Maller, Dennis "Denny" - dennymall@hotmail.com - Peter Stuyvesant H.S. - Class of 1964
Attended PS 156 and JHS 59 before going to Stuyvesant in Manhattan. Currently living in Boulder, Colorado. Still the everlasting Hippie. My sister was Donna Maller and brother Steve (deceased.) Have many memories, but just a blur. Anyone who knew me can fill me in on those memories.
"All the freaky people make the beauty of the world" words by Michael Franti      Peace, love and light.      Denny

Maller, Donna (Dawson) - DonnaSue10@mac.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1967
Currently living in Thousand Oaks, CA.  Love reading all the memories. Was I the only one who took dancing lessons from Mrs Pendel? I remember her house and going down stairs to dancing lessons and the great recitals! Each costume was made by a lady in Rosedale! I remember Mrs. Pendels son, I think it was Vinny and he was a talented musician. I was Donna Maller then and just loved living in Laurelton. I went to 156, 59 and Jackson 1967. Hanging out at Burt and Dave's in the 60's, drinking egg creams. Bowling in Rosedale Lanes and J & S PIZZA THE BEST square Pizza ever made!!!! I had my sweet sixteen at the Pizza King, it was fun! I also remember ice skating at Brookville Park, and Twin Ponds. So many memories, I moved in 1988 to Thousand Oaks Ca. I lived at 137-11 225th Street until 1973 when I moved to Kibbutz Kfar Bkum in Israel. Returned to Laurelton in 1977 and stayed until 1980's when I moved to Rosedale (near the Blum Paper Factory). IN 1988 we moved to Thousand Oaks, Ca. WE love it but my memories of Laurelton are still very strong!

Maller, Mitch - mitchmaller@aol.com - Springfield Gardens H.S. - Class of 1969
Currently living in Chappaqua, NY

Mandelbaum, Linda (Ziefert) - grandma6linda@aol.com - Andew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1960
Currently living in Charlotte, NC. Would love to hear from you!!!

Mardenfeld, Jay - jayboid4219@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1964
Currently residing in Coral Springs, FL.

Mark, Donna (Launer) - donnalee1111@hotmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1968
Living in Bayville, NY and married to Lee Launer (Andrew Jackson 1964), both from 225th St.

Matsil, Emmy (Sklar) - emmy_frankel@yahoo.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1960
I've lived in Pembroke Pines, FL for the last 34 years. Have a lot of fond memories of growing up in Laurelton. I am still friendly with quite a few friends that I grew up with. My brother, Leon and his friends Sandy Pukel and Larry Krug are here in Florida as well.

Mayer, Marilyn (Paul) - mertz710@yahoo.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1961
Currently living in Pompano Beach, FL.

Mayo, Bill - billmayo@yahoo.com - Springfield Gardens H.S. - Class of 1968
Currently living in Plainview, NY. I moved to Laurelton when I was about 7 or 8 years old. I guess I spent about 15 years there - going to PS 156 - JHS 59 and finally SGHS (in the first graduating class 1968). I have fond memories of my street - 228th with the grass malls down the center. I made many lifelong friends and enjoyed just playing in the streets.


McComb, Diane (Vandermark) - 1busybee@bellsouth.net - Baldwin Senior H.S. Class of 1962
Currently living in Old Town, FL. I lived in Laurelton from birth in 1945 till 1956 when we moved to Baldwin. My brother Larry was supposed to start at AJHS that year, and I was in 6th grade at P.S. 156. We lived at 133-30 222nd St. just off Merrick Rd. I remember a huge lighted billboard next to our house and a haunted house next to that, before they excavated and built a supermarket on that corner. My father always said Willie Sutton had buried a bank haul over there; wonder how he knew? I remember fondly the Penny Man, the Laurelton Theater and the Laurelton Bagel Bakery where they would toss hot fresh bagels at us out the back door. I can still taste them today, wish I could get my hands on some. I lived at the library where I read every animal book in the place. I belonged to the Girl Scouts but the only names I remember are my bud Patty Watson, the Kreglers across the street from us, and Marion Edelson, my best friend. My dad was a good friend of the Zickermans. I remember Mrs. Flinker, the principal, from school, and Mrs. Fletcher. Mrs. Burouco (sp) was my second grade teacher, I think. I remember the graveyard on the way to St. Albans school dentist, but not fondly. Our Evangelist Church bought the Synagogue on 223rd St. and I recall a shingle throwing fight with the Jewish kids who did not want us there! My brothers left me to be beaten up by them, again, not a fond memory. I still have a scar on my cheek, 58 years later.

I remember the innocence of growing up in Laurelton, the street games till the lights came on and it was time to come in. There were eventually six of us kids, though only five were born when we lived there. Thanks for letting me take this mental journey back to Laurelton, and for the pictures.

McQueen, Kathy (Kendall) - kendallishere@gmail.com - Class of 1963
Attended P.S. 156 1955-57, Miss Postley for 5th grade, Mr. Gambino for 6th, before my (military) family was transferred to Hawaii. My best friend was Ronni Halpern, and I would love to hear from her again. Lived on 229th St. between the Schwartz and Sidikman families. I love the website, especially the re-creation of Merrick Road. Haven't had an egg cream since 1957 but will never forget them. I'm in Portland, OR now, a retired college professor of English and drama.

Meister, Marilyn (Binder) - turbomom24@gmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1962
Currently living in Baiting Hollow, NY. Laurelton was a great town, Hope to hear from my old friends.

Meizlik, Elayne (Fried) - elayne555@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1964
Currently living in Teaneck, NJ I went to P.S. 156, J.H.S. 59 and Jackson. I lived in Laurelton from 1955 until 1968 and my parents lived there til 1974. I would love to find out what happened to some old friends.

Melowsky, Fred - fmpsych@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1965
Currently living in Cincinnati, OH.

Mendelsohn, Ronnie (Sachs) - ronnierealtor@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1960
I live in Aventura , FL. I am a succssful realtor and sell real estate from Palm Beach down to South Beach . Laurelton, as you all remember, was a very special place to live. I am still "best friends" with Nina, remember her? Drop by, I'd love to hear from you.Website: http://wwwronniesachs0672564.sef.mlxchange.com

Menist, Bernard - bernmeni4@earthlink.net - Thomas A. Edison H.S. - Class of 1962
My name is Bernard (Bernie) Menist. Lived at 133-20 224th St. I lived in Laurelton from 1957 to 1964, when I got married. I have 3 sons, Samuel, David and Robert. I am retired from the NY Telephone Company since 1989. (I hope Skip with not only update my registration, but add it to this one). I was the fat kid that no one liked or was willing to help in school and got laughed at for asking. In the Class of 59 at JHS 59 I was treated extremely wrong. But I would still love to hear from those who remember me from school, hanging around and racing up and down Merrick Rd. Laurelton Pkwy (our drag strip) where we marked a quarter mile with a 12 inch ruler one night when we were all drunk.  The guys who I had for friends then were: David Pick (who I hear from time to time), Kenny Steinberg, Matty Tausk, Ray "Stretch" Smudis (not sure of spelling), Edwin "Teddy" Behyr, Billy Greenhill, Jerry Taglavia (Valley Stream), Artie Tabled (deceased), Ronald (Chuck) Jacoby (deceased), my late brother Phil Menist (deceased 1992), Lenny Panzer and his twin, Howie, Barry Dickman. Some of the girls I knew then from school and around town were: Alison Kaplan (Springfield Gardens), Barbara Friedman (223rd st. next to JCH) Paula Wilk, Arlene Feldman, Sandra Kumm, Sandra Spero and many more. I'd love to hear from all who remember me friend or foe at that time.

Menist, Philip - c/o bernmeni4@earthlink.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1964 - Deceased
This entry is in memory of my brother, Philip Menist, who passed away in February 1992, and resided at 133-20 224th St. Laurelton. At the time of his death he owned a bagel bakery in Great Neck and lived in Little Neck. He is survived by his wife, Natalie and son Steven, who now run the bakery. Phil was always big for his age and if anyone wants more information they can contact me at my email address above.

Merein, Marvin - marvin.merein@cox.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1967
Currently living in Irvine, CA

Mernelstein, Robin (Grenell) - rgrenell7@hotmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1968
Hi Skip, I am Robin Mermelstein Grenell. Graduated AJHS 1968. Now I live in the Bronx. Not only do I think about the Laurelton of my childhood often, but I go there regularly. My mother Adele still lives on 229th Street, in a beautiful Tudor style attached house, between 130th and 131st Avenue! Sunken living room and two fireplaces. My father, Elliott Mermelstein, was a lawyer who was a leader of the local Democratic Club, and he was on the Community Planning Board. He loved the house he struggled to buy, and he spent his last weeks there before he died at the end of 2003. A while back, a man came to see our house, the one his parents sold to us in 1960, just to take a look. I'm not surprised to find this site. When we moved to Laurelton I was 10, and I used to leave my bicycle on the porch over night, and I ran around the neighborhood all summer with my friends. My mother never worried. We are a few doors from the Edelson sisters (Susan, Marion, and ?), the Seid brothers (Paul, Steven, and ?), across from the Grabonicks, and also neighbors to the Weissman family (Fredda, David and Judy) and the Kellers (Matty and Eileen). Went to P.S. 156 for fifth and sixth grade. I had Mrs. Miller, who told us her family called her "Helen Pelen the Watermelon" because she had a big stomach. She drove a beautiful Raymond Lowey designed Studebaker. On our class trip to Idlewild Airport, we were looking down through the glass wall into the customs area, when Mrs. Miller started screaming and running to the staircase. What a sight! Thirty kids running after their teacher. It was Rosalind Russell. Jet black hair and white mink coat. So glamorous. Mrs. Miller was falling all over her. Does anyone remember? Had Mr. Noble in sixth grade. Also had Mr. Morris at JHS 59. He exposed me to Shakespeare, and translated the period English into something I could understand. I felt very grown up in his class. He treated us kids with dignity.

So many names mentioned here are familiar to me. Ran into Haren Flaxman at a bar mitzvah years ago. I recognized her immediately. Some of my other friends were Lila Drexler, Paula Zagon, whose brother came home from the Army and immediately bought himself a red corvette convertible that he gave us a ride in. Laura Mevorah, where are you? Judy Becker had a beautiful beagle, Larry Traiman lived on my block and was always walking his two freshly coiffed, regal standard poodles. Bradley Lewis sounds familiar. There was also David Bergman. Kirby Leeds lived in a Tudor on 226th Street. Her mother was Suzanne Pleshette's cousin, I think. In high school, Nancy Decker was dating Warren Glazer. Saw Carol Celantano years ago when she was selling art downtown.  We belonged to the Jewish Community House. Iris Krichevsky, Norah Schwartz and I were the three girls who went through Hebrew school together. Cantor Boris Fish taught us for our Friday night bat mitzvahs. He died a few years ago, and my mother and I made a shiva call to his children. After us he landed a full-time job in Huntington, where he was very beloved. I was also Rabbi and Joyce Millstein's Friday night babysitter. Their family life was joyful and devoid of anxiety. It was wonderful to know them.

At Jackson, I too loved Mr. Yurasits. He retired as a principal a few years ago, and I would love to tell him to his face how easy he made Geometry. He taught us about loci by posing a problem for "The Man From Uncle." Remarkably, he graded everyone's homework every night, and he was available for tutoring early each morning. I was a newly minted A math student in his class. There were other great teachers who names escape me. My history teacher was a Wilson Fellow who translated German documents in WWII, and met Chang Kai Chek. He told wonderful stories from his life.  I am thrilled that I sat next to Lani Guinier ('67) in one of our classes. It blew me away when she got into Radcliffe. I didn't know one of us was thinking about Harvard. I recognized her immediately when Pres. Clinton nominated her to run the Civil Rights Division in the Justice Department (and abandoned her before she even appeared to defend her views). And I poured over her life story when it was published in the NY Times magazine. A few years ago I met her younger sister Marie in a class we both took at the New School. Marie's first question was, "Were you in Sing?" Sing was one of our favorite high school memories. Richard Seltzer was in a lot of my classes. Mr. Magidson directed "The Man Who Came to Dinner".   Claudia Lahti, Happy Gold, Ellen Glick, Barbara Hyman, Diane Wunderlich, Louisa Cohen, Pam Chapman (Rev. Chapman was the minister in the Lutheran church on 228th Street), all classmates. Passed Donna Diamond on the street in Riverdale, but didn't place her until later. Penny Demas turned up as a patient in my husband's neurology practice. Does anyone remember Dr. Fine, the family practitioner on 225th Street? He made house calls in his huge Cadillac El Dorado. It was a mile long.

Everyone else here talked about the stores on Merrick Boulevard. I'll just add that Zicky's son closed the store not too long ago after a Home Depot opened nearby.  Some of you made reference to the pain of integration, and the white flight that took place in Laurelton. It was painful for my parents to witness other Jews, so close to the experience of being pariahs in Europe, trying to run from the negative changes taking place in the society at large. My father and others worked very hard to try to keep the community from "tipping." I am glad to say that there were other couples, like my parents, who decided they loved their homes, and planned to age in place. In fact, my mother has black neighbors who are now living out the same pattern of buying a home, and aging in place. Some of my parent's first black neighbors are still her neighbors. These are the people I call to run across the street when my mother's phone is off the hook. Things change, and things stay the same.

Thank you, Skip, for opening this window to the past. I would love to hear from my friends. By the way, I am teaching English as a Second Language at Concordia College, in Bronxville.

Mesh, Joel - joelmesh@hotmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1964
My family moved to Laurelton in 1949. We lived at 134-19 234th Street, Laurelton. I graduated from AJHS in 1964; received an AAS degree from New York City Community College in 1966; a B.S. from Oklahoma State University in 1969 and an MBA from Pace University in 1974. I worked at Pepsi-Cola Company for 34 years in various sales and marketing roles and retired in 2007. Currently, doing consulting work for various Pepsi distributors. I am living in New Fairfield, CT.

Mevorah, Alan - AlanMevorah@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1964
I would love to hear from anyone from the Laurelton area who shares memories with me. Or if you are now in the Levittown Long Island OR Tampa Bay Florida areas. Or share my hobbies: street rods, Corvettes, 1960's cars, Harley Davidsons. Or just about any reason!!!

Michaelson, Jeffrey - lbfd233ejm@att.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1963
Hi Skip, I am Jeff Michaelson, currently lising in Delray Beach , FL and lived in Laurelton from 1945-1972, starting on Mentone Ave. just two houses east of 228th St. in that one story bungalow on the north side next to the Pasanisis. I hung out with Mike Solomon and Harold Mossberg. We moved to 229-09 137 Ave. across from PS 156 in 1954 using the telephone number LA 5-4814. I hung out with Mark Gottlieb, Elliot Brass and Myron London who lived around the corner on 230th St. We used to flip baseball and Davey Crockett cards, play punchball and stoop ball on Marks stoop. Also played stickball and chinese handball called (aces) asses up in 156's schoolyard. I had Mr. Scharf in the 6th grade 1957, JHS 59 1960 and AJHS 1963. On Merrick Rd. and 230th St., SE corner we had Shep's dairy next to the paint/hobby story. A&P on the same block with the Ridgewood s/b on the corner at Francis Lewis Blvd. On the SW corner of 230th st there was Granados Appliance store where I got my first transister radio. Next door was an ice cream parlor where the sold loosie cigs. Next was the Bohacks. Lil Eds was on the NW corner of Merrick and Francis Lewis where Mr. Scharf used to sit at the counter drinking two cent plain seltzer and reading the daily racing form. The older guys with the engineer boots, leather motorcycle jackets and DA haircuts used to sit on top of the bench back rest in front of the store. Cokes were a nickel and the little larger glasses were a dime so we used to order two small cokes for a nickel apiece. Going west along Merrick was Stanley 's where I aquired my Hardy Boys series of books. Still on the north side was Sharry's bakery and Rael Drugs. I forget where Four Star was. Going west was the 5&10 along with Schultz's candy story and further down Zuckerman's hardware where everything was all over the place and you had to get the store help to find anything. How about the oiled wood creaky floors in there. I remember paying 25 cents for a haircut at Tom's Barber shop on the side st. where they put that green sticky stuff on your hair. Tom also made house calls for some seniors. Angelo Roncallo and I can't think of his partners name ran the Riveria Pizza restaurant, wine and beer.

Angelo's son was a Nassau county judge. How about Rabbs and the Theater with those seats that made your back itch and you had to squirm around on the seat to try and relieve the itch. Forgot about that burger place across from Lil Eds with the flat car trains-plates with burgers on them rolling along the track. We went to the men's room one time and flushed a cherrybomb down the toilet but nothing happened. For a dollar you could get a small pizza pie at La Toscas down on 232-233st. We used to go fishing at the twin ponds by S. Conduit ave. and ice skated at the N. Twin Ponds.   Remember Vallarios beer and soda with the frozen custard stand next door on merrick and Brookville Blvd. There was Busters gas station on Merrick and 229th St. Buster was a WW2 Marine Vet. He used to show us his Colt 1911 .45 which impressed us at that time. Next door was I think Killanes bar & grill where they had the fire. My father was an Auxillary fireman with Eng. 314 on Brookville Blvd. I sometimes enter V PIKE.COM and check out the Laurelton area at the street view but cannot get Mentone ave. from 225 St. to 230th Pl. the photo vehicle probably did not go there.   It is sad to look back and see the change thanks to the block busting that went on. Moved to N. Valley Stream, East Rockaway LI. Long Beach LI 1982-2007, now Florida .

Miller, Marilyn - mamilrub@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1966
Currently living in Encino, CA. I grew up on 229th Street and 130th Ave. My older siblings are Allen and Elinor. I went to PS 156 and JHS 59 (ESP). I've been living in California since 1970. I'd love to hear from old classmates.

Miller, Ron (AKA "Moose") - ron@millerus.com - Brooklyn Technical H.S. - Class of 1962
Currently living in Dix Hills NY. Happily married to Carole Schaps (Elmont Memorial ’64) for almost 42 years. Went to PS 176 (Mrs. Simonetti, Mrs. Lennon and Mrs. Krauss) then PS 147. I worked at Dairy Mart (Sheppy’s) on Merrick Blvd. and 230th St. from 1958 to 1966. Lived on 125th Ave. and Francis Lewis. Recently retired after selling my optical manufacturing company. Currently keeping busy with my children and grandchildren. Hobby is Genealogical Research.

Mitchell, Brian - bjmitche@yahoo.com - Archbishop Molloy - Class of 1969
Currently living in Castle Rock, CO

Mitchell, Rhona (Wacht) - rhonawacht@mac.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1966
Currently living in Santa Monica, CA.

Modell, Joan (Krauthamer) - kraut1994@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1962
Currently living in Boynton Beach, FL, splitting time between Florida in the winters and Long Island in the summers.

Moskowitz, Ed - Edmo626@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1965
Currently living in Hewlett, NY. I lived on 231 St and 139 Avenue. I have many good memories of Laurelton including P.S. 156 and J.H.S. 59. I now live in Hewlett and Boynton Beach, FL. If anyone out there remembers me, I'd like to hear from them.

Moskowitz, Jacki (Groman) - JaclynG51@aol.com - Springfield Gardens H.S. - Class of 1969
Currently living in East Brunswick, NJ

Muchnick, Stuart - carlstu@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1963
Live in Bellmore , NY , and Boca Raton , FL.

Mukai, Robert - RobertL2@aol.com - Gov. Livingston Regional HS, Berkeley Heights , NJ - Class of 1962

I was a member of the class that was graduated from JHS 59 in 1959. I found this site while searching the net for any recent news of one of the teachers who had the biggest influence on me, Mr. Martin Groffman (of Marathon , FL in more recent years). I remember a number of the people from that same class whose comments here call up a lot of great memories of junior high. If any of you remember me from that class of 1959, it'll be as the only Asian kid in school during 8th and 9th grade -- after Betty Chang graduated. Like many whose names have appeared here, I was from elsewhere (my family lived on 118th Avenue across Merrick Blvd. from the St. Albans Naval Hospital and I got to JHS 59 by way of PS 110 and PS 37). But Laurelton's impression on my life has been indelible, because exposure to the kids who lived there, by and large the smartest at JHS 59, saved me from any notion I might have had (coming up through the lower grades) that I could coast through school; and they, together with a very few really good teachers like Mr. Groffman, got me started on a real education. The family moved to Berkeley Heights, NJ, a couple of weeks after graduation in 1959, so I didn't go to AJHS but instead graduated in 1962 from a high school with a much longer name, then left for college in Berkeley, and except for a couple of years in India, have lived and worked in California ever since.

Narby, Julia - robbinred1@gmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1963

Nattis, Dave - music2ya@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1964
Currently living in Ft. Myers, FL.

Nattis, Paul - pnattis@gmail.com - Springfield Gardens H.S. - Class of 1968
Currently living in Lakewood Ranch, FL.

Neiderman, Roberta (Parker) - robertaparker@addwarehouse.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1965
Currently living in Weston, FL.

Nemeroff, Melanie (Orseske) - Jordinent@aol.com - Eron Prep (NYC) - Class of 1969
Currently living in Muscle Shoals, AL My name is Melanie Nemeroff Orseske, I lived in Laurelton from the time I was born (1951) until the age of 13. I think my address was 224-06 137th Avenue, a few blocks from PS 156. I do remember my phone number LA 5-5285. My mother passed away in an Eastern Airlines plane accident over Jones Beach in the early 60s. I have vivid memories of the Memorial Service at the LJC. I remember Sherry Levinson, Jordan Levy, the Kaye brothers, The Kramers, The Schwartzs, the Margulies, the Weinstock family - all friends of my parents Murray and Roslyn. Stanley's store, the Chinese restaurant (every Thursday night), the bagel place...Green Acres, so many meomories. I'm in contact with Andrea Kwartowitz, which was a happy accident through mutual industry friends several years ago. Do you know me? ;o)

Newman, Judy (Greene) - jag4114@hotmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1960
Currently living in San Diego, CA. I am so thrilled to have found this website. I hope to connect with many of those who graduated with me. Wow! It's been a long time.

Newman, Margo - mnewmanarb@naarb.org - Springfield Gardens H.S. - Class of 1968
Currently living in Toronto, Ontario Canada.

Niego, Joel - signsrus42@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1960
Currently living in Nesconset, NY

Nodell, Susan (Zinser) - snodell@comcast.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1961
Currently living in Charlottesville, VA. Delighted to find this site. I have attended many Jackson and Laurelton reunions and have enjoyed every visit. I moved to Laurelton in March of 1951 and left when I married in 1965 right after graduating from Queens College. I hope to be able to hear from lots of old friends and aquaintances. Please get in touch

Nodelman, Alan - alan@nodelmancpa.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1964
Currently living in Commack, NY.

Novick, David - dnovick01@msn.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1966
Currently living in Lower Gwynedd, PA.

Nusbaum, Robert - Bobby400@aol.com - Springfield Gardens H.S. - Class of 1969
I never grew up in Laurelton but I did start the process which I continue to this day. I lived at 138-36 225st and I attended 156,59 and SGHS.I've lived in Hells Kitchen for the past 33 years and I'm currently married to my first wife. We have a daughter who just graduated college and she wants to live at home. Unfortunately, she wants me and my wife to move out.

Obenzinger, Mark - mobenzinger@verizon.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1961
Currently residing in Santa Fe, NM. Glad to learn about this site. Let's see if we can plan some get togethers. Anyone here in New Mexico?

Olanoff, Gregory - gregolanoff@hotmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1964
Currently living in Briarwood, NY My public school was PS 38 in Rosedale. I lived in Laurelton Terrace Garden Apartments from about 1950 to 1964. My old address was 235 04 131st Ave. I see from the previous website, most members lived furthur north than I, since the focus is on PS 156. Rest assured, all the nostalgia discussed are also part of my memories as well. Would it make sense to expand the PS 156 laurelton concept to PS 156 & PS 38? After all, us southern Laurelton people are Laureltonites too. I enjoy reading everyone's memories. All good things to all of you.  Greg

Oliver, Patricia (Green) - pgreen@abchome.com – Springfield Gardens H.S. – Class of 1969
Currently living in Hackensack , NJ . I went to JH 59 and I too had Mr. Morris in grade 9 for English. He was a great teacher. To this day I still talk about him. I wish I could see all the friends I went to school with. They were the best years.

Olivieri, Vincent - vrmdao@msn.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1964
Currently living in Virginia Beach, VA. Laurelton was a great place to grow up. I recently returned from a "big chill" weekend with Bob Berman, Tom Hickey, Marc Weitzman, Joel Sheriff, Paul Gottlieb, Brian Serotta, Steve Neufeld, Ralph Byron and Steve Rachlis. Joan Prusan Sheriff was also there but we made her leave with my wife, so we could have a guys outing.

Orlick, Lois (Mirsky) - magicmeet@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1962 - Deceased March, 2008
Very sorry to relay Lois Mirsky passed away unexpectedly in March 2008.  She was a widow, loving mother of two sons, grandmother of 5 children, and a registered nurse.  Graduated Andrew Jackson High School 1962, and JHS 59 in 1959.

Lois was social director of ADG sorority. She lived on 225th street and 131st ave. She resided in Flanders, NJ and Boca Raton.

Orlick, Sheila (Breslin) - sheila.breslin@dslextreme.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1969
Currently living in Pacifica, CA

Padnick, Marvin - marvin.padnick@gmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1962
Currently living in Paradise Valley, AZ.  Practice cardiology in Phoenix, Arizona. Have 3 children and 4 grand kids (soon to be 6). Lived in Laurelton at 121-19, 234th St.Visited there last week, and for sale sign; called and asking price $480,000!Parents paid $12,500 in 1950's.  Somehow I wandered back to the Laurelton website. Since last visiting several years ago, two additional grandkids (six total), and am relocating my work (interventional cardiology) to Tulsa , Oklahoma . Figure I'll work few more years then retire. I brought out the "Pioneer" year book and remembered so many wonderful faces.
Website: http://marvinpadnickmd.com

Parker, Carole (Lederman) - mail@carolelederman.com  - Springfield Gardens H.S.  - Class if 1968
Currently living in Chattanooga, TN  I'm trying to get in touch with Melanie Nemeroff. Please, call me or e-mail me if anyone has any info on her. I'm living in Chattanooga, TN.

Patick, Kenneth - kpatick@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1965
Currently living in Lima, OH

Pendl, Vince - vince26mi@bellsouth.net - St. John's Prep - Class of 1966
Laurelton was a great place to grow up. My dad owned Pendl Music Center on Merrick Rd. My mom had a dance studio in our house on 229 St. I used to play the drums in a band that played at all the dances around town. Living in Summerfield, NC now after being in Hollywood ,FL for 38 yrs
Website: www.vincewallcovering.com.

Penn, Larry - lpenncpacva@gmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1967 - Updated July, 2015
I live in Weston, FL, and I own and operate a CPA firm in Miami Florida. My Laurelton schools were PS 132,JHS 59 and AJHS (graduated in 1967). My life in Laurelton was a great experience, that I will always remember with great happiness. Please e mail me if you have any memories to share or would like to catch up.
Website: www.lpenncpa.com

Pepper, Sandra (Ehrlich) - onlyonelastpepper@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1963 - Updated May, 2014
Currently living in New Port Richey, FL

Perkal, Carl - carl@netvision.net.il - Springfield Gardens H.S. - Class of 1969
Currently living in Jerusalem, Israel.  Carl Perkal here. I'll have to find time to write some memories of Laurelton but in the meantime, if anyone knows where to find Rabbi Howard Singer of the LJC that would be most helpful. Rabbi Singer certainly was a major influence in my life including why I live in Israel. I'm sending a photo and will try to send some more. I lived at 135-60 233 st. so I well remember that there was a candy store between 234th and 233rd on the south side of Merrick, closer to 233rd. It had all the candies, comic books (I remember when comics when up from $.10 to $.12), tobacco, milkshakes, egg creams, chocolate sodas, school supplies etc. It was owned by the Kippels who were Holocaust survivors. I remember staring at the numbers on Mr. Kippel's arm. They lived in an apartment in the back of the store. I think they had two kids, maybe the son was Arthur. They sold it to a man named Murray and we nicknamed him Mr. Finster. Why, I do not know. We always stopped off at the candy store on our way home from JHS 59.  Keep up the great memories.

Pernice, Vincent "Vinny" - mollymonster@sbcglobal.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1965
i lived on 238 st and 121st ave hung out on linden blvd at suzannes pizeria went to the cambria movies and the pool romm below it remember wal cliff skating rink green acres shopping center house of chang ( the best) great eastern mills (similar to wal mart today) goez farms for milk my friends were eric hersch steve dichter ray gotthelf charles (butch) healy al tate victor jimenez i went to ps 176 had mrs manfre mrs pane mrs krause mrs manbeck was a mean and nasty principle lol then i went to jr high at ps 147 in cambria heights had mr schnell for science mr conti and mr crissafelli for auto shop anyone remember i moved to cal right after grad in 65 with my family settled in woodland hills later worked for the city of los angeles wher i recently retired as an asst supv for street paving restoe old cars some were in mags and on tv enjoying retirement i ran into a richard schwartz who works for a dodge gealer close to where i live he said he was from laurelton also but i dont know him from the neighborhood as he moved here before i did and if i recall is a little older tha i am i will be 60 this dec well i hope to hear from someone i knew great site bye for now

Persons, Mitch - MPer1776@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1962
Currently living in Covina, CA. Actually, I lived in Cambria Heights, not Laurelton. I went to P.S. 176 and then on to Junior High School 59 (class of 59!) and then to Andrew Jackson High School. I graduated with Judie Burstein, now a photographer for "People" Magazine, and Renee Poussaint, the Chicago television anchorwoman and philanthropist.

As for myself, I moved to Los Angeles in 1964 when I was 18 years old. I have been here ever since. I became a freelance writer, writing for television, academia, and most recently for film magazines. I have been married twice, have three grown children and one granddaughter.

A special hello out there to Carl Jahrstorfer, a great guy with a fantastic sense of humor, Dave Hassin (wherever he is,) Vicki Fensterer (who I had a huge crush on,) Miss Koehler, Mr. Liebb, and especially my French teacher, Miss Finkel, who I was madly in love with.

Pick, David - Elect13145@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1962
Currently living in N. Merrick, NY.

Pincus, Barry - HereComesBronson@aol.com - Edison H.S. - Class of 1964
Currently living in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Pitegoff Barry - barryp227@gmail.com - Andrew Jackson -  Class of 1967
I lived at 135-28 225th Street from 1951 to 1975. I went to PS156 (1-6), JHS59 (7-9) and Andrew Jackson (10-12, class of 1967). I went to CCNY's Baruch School (now Baruch College) and Adelphi University in Garden City. I moved to Bayside, then Tallahassee and now Tampa. Retail memories include Wong's (went to school with the son), the bagel store (bagels used to be about 7 cents I think), the bus (15 cents), Schultz, Burt&Dave's, Raab, Zuckerman's, Harry's Fish Market, Four Star, Sharry's, the Deli, Twin Ponds Bakery, and the opening of the first supermarket, "Qwik-Way." I remember the founding of the volunteer ambulance and the "blue light" patrols. School was always followed by more school...at the Laurelton Jewish Center. If anyone has information on the rabbis from there (Teplitz and Singer, I believe), and the principal (Gordetzer, I believe), please contact me. Best regards.

Ploss, Harry - hploss@gmail.com - Brooklyn Tech H.S. - Class of 1964

Polikoff, Jocelyn (Willow Rose) - wojoro@msn.com - Springfield Gardens H.S. - Class of 1969
Currently living in Santa Fe, NM. You can find me on Facebook. I now go by my lesbian hippie name, Willow Rose, although I never changed it legally. I will have to go through old photos and send you some. I lived at 135-01 232nd Street from 1953-1973 when I got my own apt in Kew Gardens on Union Tpke. My parents moved to Green Acres a few years after that, and much later to CA. They would have gotten a kick out of this site! We went to Temple Beth-El. We ate at House of Chang about once a week. My Dad went for bagels every Sunday morning and sometimes we went along. We called it "the Bagel Factory." Does anyone walk to a neighborhood restaurant with their family any more?

Posner, Helen (Shore) - hpsphd@hotmail.com  - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1969
Currently living in West Bloomfield, MI. Hi. What a surprise, finding a Laurelton website. I actually grew up in Springfield Gardens, went to P.S.132, 59, and Jackson. I would love to hear from anyone who remembers me. I've been in Michigan for 30 years, and I still miss the old neighborhood. For those of you who may not be sure if you knew me, I was best friends with Susan Raphan (Cohen) at Jackson, in SING, Leaders, mixed chorus, Star, Log and who remembers what else...

 

Povodator, Janice (Michaelson) - JaniceM4@gmail.com - Andrew Jacckson H.S. - Class of 1960
I have always thought how many nice people there were in Laurelton. It is so nice to recall those feelings as I look through the names. I would love to hear from anyone who knew me from those many years ago. I live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. I have a psychoanalytic practice in Manhattan and East Brunswick, NJ. I have three children and four grandchildren

Povodator, Marilyn - mepovo@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1967
What a great website! I lived on 225th and 230th streets and graduated from JHS 59 and Andrew Jackson in '67. I remember regular trips to Silver's candy store, where buttons on strips of white paper and egg creams were my big treats; Four Star and Sharry's bakeries for charlotte russes and Wong's Chinese Restaurant for their crispy egg rolls. I live in Manhattan and have been here a very long time.

Raab, Joseph - jraab@cbsinsurance.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1963
Currently living in Melville, NY.

Rabinowitz, Ari - arimr@yahoo.com - Brooklyn Tech - Class of 1967
Currently living in New York, NY.

Rabinowitz, Arnold "Arnie" - insurancemagic@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1962
Hello all. Hope this finds you well. I went to 176 (first class to go from kindergarten to the 6th grade graduating in June 1956) then on to 147, Jackson & Queens College graduating with an Accounting degree. Grew up on 125th Avenue off Francis Lewis in the only attached homes in that area. My parents (in 1990) and only sibling Bruce (in 2009) have sadly passed on. I left Laurelton in 1967 when I married Sue from the Bronx & Jericho. Our girls were born in 1968 and 1972 and live not far from us in South Florida . When we moved to Florida in 1994 from Cleveland I transitioned into the Insurance business and have owned and operated a successful life & health insurance agency since 1995. Look forward to hearing from my "old" friends. So long for now. 
http://www.mainstreetamericainsurance.com

Rachlis, Stephen - srachlis47@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1966
Currently living in Bloomfield, NJ. Probably most of you who knew me in Laurelton as the kid whose parents owned a candy store.. That would be Lileds on Merrick and Frances Lewis, the heart of Laurelton. As many have said before me, growing up in Laurelton was simply the best.

Radin, Philip - prad996@aol.com - Lawrence H.S. - Class of 1962
Currently living in Coral Springs, FL. Website www.redplanetgraphics.com.

Rappaport, Alan - rapapops@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1969
Currently living in Rockland County, NY. I went to PS-132, JHS-59 and Andrew Jackson. I lived in Laurelton at 131-77 227th Street until 1969 when my parents moved the family after my graduation. Those were the best of times but most of us didn't realize it back then. If anyone wants to
re connect, e-mail me.

Rappaport, Michael - m.rappaport@tlgtravel.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1965
Now live in Wayne, NJ & Boynton Beach, FL. Married for over 44 years to a Jersey girl. We met on a blind date - had 4 children. Our daughter passed away. Our 3 sons are all married to lovely girls and we have 5 grandsons-all born within the last 3 years; no twins. We have enjoyed travel/golf. Grew up in Cambria Heights- great place to grow up. Went to PS 147 and Andrew Jackson.

Rauch, Noel (Berk) - noel@berk-rauch.com - Springfield Gardens H.S. - Class of 1968
Currently living in Brooklyn, NY.

Rauth, Carole (Baer) - cmbaer@hotmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1964
Currently living in Boca Raton , FL. It would be great to share memories. I attended P.S. 156, P.S. 147 and Andrew Jackson H.S

Raven, Pam (Lippman Laminsky) - pamssanity@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1964
HI Skip, Found this site once again after meeting with 4 other Laureltonite's yesterday after 45 years. I'd like to update my listing- I;ve since married and moved and would love to find someone from long ago. I was Pam Raven, married and became Lippman and am now Pam Raven Lippman Laminsky. I currently reside in Port sT. Lucie Florida and Monroe Township NJ. I graduated Jackson in 64 and my mom was a teacher there after we graduated and was president of the PTA at one point.  I am looking for Paula Greenbaum. She lived in Cambria Heights and was in the SP with me at 59. I was told she married Carmine Oliveri., but have been unable to track her down. Her father was a boy scout leader. If anyone has any info I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks for your great work.  Pam

Rebhun, Laura (Lashever) - LLashever@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1962
Currently living in Buffalo Grove, IL. This site is really fun to find. I am excited to reconnect.

Rennhack, Carl - carlcer2004@yahoo.com - Jamaica H.S. - Class of 1969
Currently living in Middle Village, NY. I attended Queensboro Community College from September 1969 to June 1971. Although it's been forty years, I still miss Mary Ellen Lenihan. She was studying to be a nurse when I knew her at QCC. I want to share memories of her with her family, friends, and anyone who knew her in Laurelton or at QCC. Please e-mail me at carlcer2004@yahoo.com. Thanx!

Resnicoff, Barton - bartdiv@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1966
Currently living in Syosset, NY. I spent my entire youth in Laurelton, living there from grade school (PS176); Junior HS (59), High School, college (CCNY) and law school, St.John's. I was active in Boy Scouts (Troop 404), Swim Team on Jackson & college and the concert band at Jackson. I always think about those years in Laurelton and coming of age.Website: http://www.bartonresnicoffatty.com

Richard, Vickie (Hanegan) - hanegan@mfi.net - Jamaica Voc. H.S. – Class of 1964
Currently living in Ocala , FL. Just found your site. My mom owned Joe's Place at 226th St. in Laurelton, Merrick Blvd. for many years. I am retired and live in Florida with my two younger sisters, all raised in Laurelton in the 60's Thanks.

Ricklin, Ronnie (Fishman) - ronchetta@yahoo.com -Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1963
Currently living in Melville, NY. I keep in touch with a few Laurelton people. I would love to hear from others from the old neighborhood.

Rifkin, Brenda (Faiber) - hlrlmft1@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1968
Currently living in Longwood, FL.  Thank you for doing this. I will never forget growing up in Laurelton. I have such fond memories and so many of the events are still so vivid in my mind.  When I try to describe what growing up in Laurelton was like to friends, it is hard for them to fathom the connection. I have now lived in the neighborhood I live in now longer than the 20 years I lived in Laurelton but have never felt the warmth, friendships or passion as I did in Laurelton. The life experiences are imprinted forever. I lived at 121-19 235th St. I went to PS176, JHS59 and AJHS. In HS I was in AOL sorority. How can any of us forget Sing? So many memories, I could write forever. I have an older brother Steve Rifkin, AJHS'60 and two younger sisters Abbe& Charlene Rifkin. We moved when they were young. Abbe is the one who told me about this.

Rigsby, Howard - hjrigsby@gmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1967 - Updated May, 2013
Currently living in Woodstock, IL    Website: www.Rigsbyfinefurniture.com

Rill, Roberta (Rill-Herman) - rillherman@aol.com - H.S. of Art and Design - Class of 1964
Currently living in Suffern, NY. Would like to talk with former classmates.

Rindner, Lenore (Heller) - heller@adelphi.edu - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1960
Currently living in Roslyn, NY.

Robbins, Carl - cjrnest@yahoo.com - No School Listed - Class of 1968
Currently living in Bradenton, FL.

Robbins, David - nikebig096@yahoo.com - Andrew Jachson H.S. - Class of 1963
Currently living in Pompton Lakes, NJ and looking for anyone from Bert & Dave's corner.

Robinson, Jerry - GRobinson@sapbc.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1960
Currently living in Boca Raton, FL.

Rockoff, Jerome "Jerry" - jmrock21@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1961
Curfrently living in Wellington, FL. To all former classmates and neighbors, would like to hear from you.

Rosen, Bob - Rrbobert@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S.- Class of 1962
Currently living in Albuquerque , NM

Rosen, Stephen - strocpa@aol.com - Long Beach H.S. - Class of 1969
I lived in Laurelton until 1964 on 237th Street and 128th Ave. Went to PS 176 and JHS 59. Attended AJHS for maybe 3 months until my parents moved us to Brooklyn, then Long Beach in 1967. I played in the Laurelton Little League, I remember the sprinklers in the park by PS 176. member of Temple Beth El (Rabbi Renov, then Rabbi Millstein). Now I'm in Merrick, 2 sons, ages 22 and 17. I'm a CPA with an office in Oceanside. I recently drove through Laurelton. Its a nice neighborhood with well kept homes. Made me feel good about where I grew up.
Website: www.StephenRosenPLLC.com

Ross, David - shortie212@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1966
Currently living in Malverne, NY.

Rossman, Alan - isles1022@aol.com - Springfield Gardens H.S. - Class of 1969
Currently living in Boynton Beach, FL.

Rose, Glenda (Chaiken) - number1gnc@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1964
Lived at 130-19 224th Street from 1960-1965. Went to J.H.S.59 & A.J.H.S. Currently living in Fishkill, NY. I've made several re-connections with lost friends through this site and I would like to make some more! If you remember me, I would love to hear from you!

Rose, Marcia (Kirshner) - marciak605@comcast.net - Springfield Gardens H.S. - Class of 1968
It is wonderful to see so many people re-connecting after many years. I lived on 224th St and 130th Ave in Laurelton in the early 60's. I then moved to Rochdale Village until 1972 when I married and relocated to the Washington, DC area. I have been living in Boca Raton, FL since August, 1998. I would love to hear from any of my old friends and classmates who remember me. Yes, my hair is still red, but requires a bit of help these days!

Rosenberg, Ernest - ernier001@gmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. Class of 1964
I went to JHS 59 and Andrew Jackson. We moved from Brooklyn to 138-08 222nd Street in 1959. After Andrew Jackson, I went to the U. of Rochester and NYU Law. My wife, Karen, and I live in McLean, VA, a suburb of Washington, DC. I remember getting off the bus from Andrew Jackson on Merrick at 225th Street. In the winter, we'd stop at the Chinese restaurant at that corner and get an egg roll to provide a little warmth for the walk home.

Rosenberg, Ilene (Ringel) - hringel@hotmal.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1962
Currently living in Old Bethpage, NY.

Rosenberg, Judy (Garber) - jshapiro@carnegieeast.org - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1965
Currently living in New York, NY.  I lived on 229th st between Merrick and 135th Ave. I lived next door to Mark (Count) Kessler. My cousins Jack, Eddie and Chuck Stein lived on the other side. I loved living in Laurelton. I have so many happy memories. My dad owned Hutt's Fish Store on Merrick road, then he sold it to Harry. I am still friendly with Fran Dorfman, Ellen Blenner and Betty Lesser. It is really wonderful when we get together and talk about all the wonderful times we had at Jackson. Growing up in Laurelton was very special. I loved going to the LJC on the Jewish Holidays and meeting and greeting all the kids outside the temple. Our parents thought we were inside at the services, but most of the time all we did was stay outside and talk to our friends. I was a member of Sing at Jackson and in my senior year I was the senior advisor to Sophmore Sing. It was great! I was in OPL (the green and gray sweaters). I would love to hear from some of my sisters. I want to thank Skip for keeping this page going. I have received e-mails from many of my friends. It is very special to re-connect with my friends from Laurelton. Please keep writing.

Rosenberg, Pearl "Penny - pearlrosenberg@nc.rr.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1960
Currently living in Cary, NC.

Rosenblatt, Toby (Folman) - tobfol@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1966
Currently living in Easton, CT.

Rosenblum, Mark - markrosenblumlaw@bellsouth.net - Springfield Gardens H.S. - Class of 1969
Currently living in Jacksonville, FL. I was born in 1952 and lived at two addresses in Laurelton -- 131-35 Francis Lewis Blvd and 137-45 231 St. My parents are Arthur (died in 1974) and Rebecca a/k/a Ronnie (maiden name Davis). My sister is Heidi. My maternal grandparents, Hyman and Helen Davis, lived on 224 St.

Rosenblum, Richard - rider@att.net - (No school listed) - Class of 1967
Currently living in Briarcliff Manor, NY. What a wonderful place to have grown up!

Rosenthal, Marty - emjay1948@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1964
Currently living in Merrick, NY. Married to Judi Greene, AJHS 1969.

Rosenzweig, Lois (Rosen) - lbr719@comcast.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1963
I am delighted to join the Laurelton website. My husband David and I moved to Wellington, FL 7 years ago from Great Neck, NY. My two brothers Marty and Donny also live close by in Boca Raton. I look forward to hearing from my Laurelton friends whom I think about quite often. I loved growing up in such a warm and secure place where I either had a friend or relative on almost every block.

Ross, Bob (Rosenfeld) - Bocabob4@aol.com - Brooklyn Tech H.S. - Class of 1966
As many of you know, in 1984, I started, with the help of many good friends and former classmates, the first of what would be many successful reunions for the guys and gals we grew up with in Laurelton, Rosedale, Springfield Gardens, Rochdale Village, and Cambria Heights. Even before the internet, we still were able to locate over 1000 friends from around the country, and hundreds of them came to that first event at the Sheraton Inn, LaGuardia Airport, 1984. Since then we've had thousands attend at the Marriott in Uniondale, Long Island for a couple of great Neighborhood Reunions in the late 90's and one in 2001. As an extension of those events, our mailing list was used to provide contacts for a big Andrew Jackson Reunions a few years ago as well. We've also held mini-reunions that were very successful in Florida and California.

Currently I send an email every few months, to over 1000 of our Reunionites who we've been able to get email addresses for. In it I try to give news, anecdotes, and related stories I get from so many out there who've kept the good thoughts of those days alive. You didn't have to have attended any of the reunions to be on the list, and if you'd like to be added, please don't hesitate to email me at Bocabob4@aol.com with your name, and year you graduated high school, or call me at 561-362-1234. Remember, it doesn't matter what high school you attended, just that you grew up in one of the neighborhoods I mentioned.

All of our email list members will soon receive a link to this site and I hope that will help it grow. I'm sure the pictures alone will be as heartwarming for so many of them, as they have been for me.

Skip, thanks so much for this site, and please let me know if there's anything I can do to help more people enjoy it for many years to come.

Rothstein, Judi (Zimmer) - judizimm@gmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1967
Currently living in East Greenwich, RI. Although I lived in Cambria Heights, I had tons of Laurelton (and Rosedale) friends from my days at 59 and AJHS. I'm still in touch with Barbara (Klebanoff) and Stu Wilens and Joan (Prusan) Sheriff. The one person I would love to find (from Cambria, but known by so many Laurelton folks) is Barbara Block (who was maid of honor at my wedding). Last I heard, she lived in NJ with her second husband, a dentist named Green.

Rouse, Jerry - jrouse512@yahoo.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1967
Currently living in Bayside, NY.

Rubin, Berta (Geller) - berta.geller@uvm.edu - H.S. of Art and Design - Class of 1964
Currently living in West Tisbury, MA. My brother Ron just told me about the web site and noticed that Rona Ganz mentioned me as her childhood friend. I loved growing up in Laurelton. I have fond memories of so many people - both kids and adults. Thanks for maintaining this web site.

Rubin, Joan (Jasmyne Boswell) - jboswell@idcomm.com - Grant H.S. (CA) - Class of 1965
Aloha, I lived in Laurelton, Queens, New York until I was 11 when my family moved to California. I attended P.S. 156 for all my NY school years. I now live in Haiku on Maui. Would love to hear from anyone who remembers me from P.S. 156.  Mahalo,  Joan Rubin  Website: www.jasmyneconsulting.com

Rubin, Linda (Rodgers) - pianolessons97034@yahoo.com - Moved away pre H.S. - Class of 1961
Currently living in Lake Oswego, OR. What a great trip down memory lane! I lived with my sisters Joan and Carolyn across the street from PS 156. We were neighbors of Alice Bolen and Susan Weinstein and Deborah and Carol Baum. My closest friend was Joan Rosen who, sadly, died in her 20's of pancreatic cancer. I remember Carolyn Walton, Janet Fried, Linda Burlakoff and also the Dixler twins, Robert Kamen, Alan Gonopolsky and many others. There was the SP class at JHS 59. Then I missed out on a lot of wonderful Laurelton stuff because my family moved across the continent to Los Angeles. I'm currently living near Portland, OR, teaching piano and married for 37 years.

Rubin, Marcia (Becker) - mystocksone@aol.com - Springfield Gardens H.S. - Class of 1968
Thank you all for creating this wonderful way for the Laurelton group to reunite! It warms the heart. My name was Marcia Rubin. My married name is Dr. Marcia Rubin Becker. I was friends with Lila Drexler(lived around the corner from me), Haren Flaxman, Paula Zagon, Laura Mevorah, Phyllis Hirsch,Bradley Lewis, and so many more that I could on and on. Laurelton was a great place to grow up. I graduated from Springfield Gardens High School in 1968, from Queens College in 1972, and from Adelphi University in 1974.

I left Laurelton in 1974 when my aunts, uncles, and cousins, who also lived in Laurelton, decided to move to Florida. My mother and I followed. I married Franklin Henry Becker, M.D., a physician who had just completed his residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, and have one daughter, Hera, who is now 24 years old. Hera completed her M.B.A. at Nova Southeastern University when she was 21 years old. At 21, she was offered to walk the runways of Milan as a high fashion model by Elite Modeling Agency, but turned it down to attend law school.

I just retired this past June 2009 from the Broward County School system where I practiced as a School Psychologist/counselor for 35 years. I continue to live in Woodmont Country Club, located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I would love to hear from my dear but long, lost friends and share our memories of Laurelton.

Rubin, Ronald - rrubin2007@yahoo.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1961
I learned about this site from a friend and I am glad that I found it. Currently living in Maitland, FL (about 10 miles north of downtown Orlando) and I am married with three adult children and 5 grandkids. Lived in Laurelton with my family and brother Ira (Larry) and sister Berta (at 130-27 228th street), from 1948 through 1967. After graduating from Queens College I left Laurelton to pursue graduate studies at the Wharton school at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Massachusetts (PhD). As a child I attended PS 156, JHS 59 and graduated AJHS in 1961. As I read about the reminiscences of others on this site it brought back fond memories of living in Laurelton and all the great experiences that came with growing up there. I wonder what happened to the kids I knew and “hung out" with and played sports with them on our “block.” After graduating from college I have lost contact with my friends from my Laurelton years and it would be nice to reconnect. Some of the people I knew from my “block” were Russell Starr, Stan Officina, Marc Barkoff, Mark Fishman, Stuart Kaufman, David Ross, Arthur Weisbach, Ralph Hecht, Mike Schulman, Teddy Moriatus (sp?), and so many more wonderful friends from school, sports, and hanging out. I went back to my JHS and AJHS year books and I remember many of the photos of classmates from those schools. Looking back Laurelton was a special place. And, now that as time has passed and we can reflect back to our childhood growing up in Laurelton we are old enough to appreciate what we had. To all former classmates and neighbors who remember me, it would nice to hear from you.

Ruhnke, Roberta (Merenda) - robertamm@aol.com - John Adams H.S. - Class of 1962
Currently living Florence Township, NJ

Salinger, Ronald - Lawline22@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1964
Currently living in Staten Island, NY.

Samberg, Jeffrey - jsamberg@ksatlaw.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1962
Website: www.ksatlaw.com

Samuels, Norman - nsamuels@optonline.net Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1962
Currently living in Port Jefferson Station, NY.  Happily married to another Jackson graduate, Bonnie (Ettinger) Samuels; enjoying life and time spent with two children and two grandchildren.

Schachter, Harvey - hschachter@aol.com - Brooklyn Tech - Class of 1963
Currently living in Fresh Meadows, NY.

Schaefer, Alice (Grossman) - alice10956@hotmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1961
Currently living in New City, NY.

Schaff, Diane (Lipton) - dlipton@horshamtravel.com  - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1964
Currently living in the Philadelphia, PA area.

Schaerf, Janice (Hamburg) - DJH995@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1963

Scheff, Elaine (Ray) - elka1942@yahoo.com  - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1960
Currently living in Houston, TX.

Scherr, David - dsactuary@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1966
Currently residing in Great Neck, NY.

Schiff, Laurel (Lame) - lhlame@nyc.rr.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1964
Currently living in Rego Park, NY. I lived at 139-05 231st Street from 1954 to 1965 and went to P.S. 156 and JHS 59 before going to Jackson. I remember a horrendous teacher in 5th grade named Mrs. McClean. She scared the heck out of me. I also remember some wonderful teachers -- it's funny how some just stand out in your mind so many years later. Just as when my own children were in school, there are some teachers who genuinely care and some who are doing it just because it's a job. Would love to hear from anyone who might remember me.

Schneck, Ann (Gilbert) - edann100@optonline.net - Springfield Gardens H.S. - Class of 1968
Currently living in Montvale, NJ.

Schneider, Ken - kschneider@telebyteusa.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1961
I went from Laurelton to Cornell University and then to MIT. Have been in various aspects of electronic R & D ever since. Live in Plainview, NY with my wife. All three children are grown and scattered to different places. Would love to hear from anybody from the old days.

Schneider, Stephen - SA_Schneider@verizon.net - Bronx Science H.S. - Class of 1966
PS 132, JHS 59, Bronx Science, to Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Washington DC for 30 years, and now in Warwick, RI since 6/07.

Schoenfeld, Judi (Weissinger) - judi@weissinger.com - Hunter College High School - Class of 1964
Currently living in Las Vegas, NV.  Website: www.weissinger.com

Schoolman, Marcia (Riggi) - marcia.riggi@gmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1960
Realtor, currently residing in Avenutra, FL

Schroeter, Diane (Rosenthal) - jegajo@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1961
Hi Skip, Great site. So glad I found it. I lived at 134-34 228th St., right around the corner from the Itch and down the block from Raab's. My neighbors included Leslie and Fran Ross, Joyce Newman and Stuey Pector. Met my husband Aaron Rosenthal at Lil-Eds. Thanks for all the good memories. Currently living in Ocala, FL.

Schulman, Carolyn (Moscato) - smoscato@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1964
I retired a few years ago after a wonderful career teaching art and living vicariously through my students. Now having fun in my studio. Married 42 years, have 4 kids and 3 1/2 grandkids. Life is good. Would love to hear from "old" friends.

Schulman, Ken - drkms@optonline.net - Yeshiva University H.S. - Class of 1964
Currently living in New Milford, NJ.

Schulman, Robert - robert@weissinger.com - Stuyvesant H.S. - Class of 1964
Currently living in Las Vegas, NV.

Schuman, Steve - schumanesq@cox.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1967

Schwartz, Iris - robinhoodroad@gmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1968
Currently living in Suffern, NY.

Schwartz, Joanne (Lebow) - jo@highaltitudes.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1965
Hi, I lived on 227 St. and 137 Ave. We were members of the Laurelton Jewish Center. I went to PS 156 and have an older brother, Fred Schwartz. I was a member of OPL in HS. I currently live in Montana with my husband. My only child, a daughter and her family also have a house on our property. I'd love to here from any old friends. Does anyone else remember those great games of "3 Steps off the Ice"?

Schwartz, Lorraine - chapter2@bellsouth.net - Andew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1962
Currently living in Tamarac, FL. Hello everyone, my name is Lorraine Schwartz of 136-03 220th Place, Laurelton, phone - LA 5-5509. (change phone # to LA 5-5099). I graduated Andrew Jackson H.S. in 1962. A friend, Carol Bernstein (now Freeman) sent this site to me and I think it's great. Unfortunately, I did not see too many people that I remember from my days in Laurelton. But, whether or not I will be fortunate enough to locate any of you from my past, please know that you will always be in my "best" memories of living in Laurelton and going to JH 59 and Andrew Jackson H.S. I can honestly say that the best years of my life was growing up in Laurelton. I can't begin to tell you how much fun we all had. But then again, I really shouldn't have too, for you grew up in Laurelton too and know what I am talking about. Just writing this note brings back wonderful feelings of my years there.   Well enough said, just want to wish you all the best and hope you all had a great life since our "wonderful" years in Laurelton.

Scigliano, Bob - scigbitsy@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1967
Currently living in LaGrangeville, NY. How serendipitous to find this "Laurelton" site. I was actually trying to find my first "girlfriend" from PS 156, Ann Wiener. Found her name listed and so many more friends. Moved to Laurelton in 1958 (gr.3) from Boston. I lived on 228th St. and 138th Ave. Great friends with Stuart Walton, Jordon Gottlieb, Brian Siegal in elementary school. In Jr. High remember hanging outside Bert & Daves on Summer evenings with Eddie Raab, Johnny Weitzman, Michael Hammerman, Rochelle Goldberg, Robin Weber, buying stickball bats and balls at Stanley's, playing Little League baseball, going to West End 2 at Jones Beach or hitching a ride to Rockaway Beach. How lucky we all were to live in such a close-knit community

Seplow, Sandra (Ginsberg) - nyladys1@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1963
Currently living in New York City.

Serafina, Diana - gidget468@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1966
Currently living in Lindenhurst, NY. If you know me, please write. I miss all my old friends.

Shafran, Carol (Schwartz) - mpcjs@pacbell.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1962
Currently living in Danville, CA.

Shapiro, Alan - mingtoy49@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1960
I was born in Laurelton in 1942. I lived at 138-05 228th St. until 1963, which was the corner house on the Avenue around the block from P.S. 156. In 1966 I married Susan Schwartz, who also lived in Laurelton I spent most of my childhood growing up in 156's schoolyard. We now live in Pound Ridge, NY and Cancun, Mexico. We have two sons and twin grandchildren. One son is still single and lives in Manhattan, and the other lives in South Salem, NY. I have visited Laurelton a few times over the years with my children and it is quite different, as you all must know. It is hard to explain to them all my memories of growing up there, yet every time I look at this website, I see myself climbing over the fence to take the shortcut to get into the schoolyard. Great memories.

Shapiro, Ellen (Cohen) - etrainer1@hotmail.com - Springfield Gardens H.S. - Class of 1964
Currently living in Old Bethpage, NY.

Shaw, Larry J. - ljshaw88888@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1967
Currently living in Foster City, CA. Marv Merein turned me on to this site. A lot of the names bring back memories. Nice ones.

Sheffrin, Andy - asheffrin@gmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1969
Currently living in Somerset, NJ.

Sheid, Erica 'Rickey' (Wallach) - Wheelerteacher3@optonline.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1969  
Currently living in Merrick, NY

Sheriff, Joel - jsheriff@aol.com – Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1966
Wow, this site is great so many familiar names and great memories. I am friendly with a lot of former Laureltonites including the listing from Vinny Olivieri's post. FB with a number of old friends as well but this is becoming a very comprehensive listing. It's great. Married 43 years to Joanee "Prusan" Sheriff, 2 great kids; one in LA one outside of Boston . Retired, traveling the country in our 40s RV while maintaining a beautiful home outside of Vegas. Life is good and we had a great start in a town called Laurelton! Would love to hear from old friends who know me or knew my brother Marshall who sadly passed at 57 years, class of 64. Saw a lot of his old buds named here as well. So much to say so thx for this site for now and I'll be back.

Sherman, Helen (Wade) - hwade@earthlink.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1967
Currently living in Los Angeles, CA. I would love to hear from anyone who graduated from Andrew Jackson High School who remembers me.

Sherman, Madeline (Friedenthal) - madelineSF@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1967
Currently living in Cedarhurst, NY. Hi, I'm Madeline Friedenthal formerly Sherman. This website looks terrific and it was great to see familiar names. I went to 176, 59 and Jackson and would love to hear from others.

Shiffrin, Larry - shiff21@yahoo.com - Springfield Gardens H.S. - Class of 1968 - Updated 8/17/16
Currently living in Medford, NY.

Shindler Ilene (German) - ilene@bigcreative.tv  - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1969
Currently living in Long Beach, NY. I went to 38 and 59 and lived near the City Line area of Rosedale-between Hook Creek and Brookville on the other side of the Cross Island. Does anyone remember PS 38 5th grade teacher Miss Berkowitz? Jackson French Teacher, Miss Rosenkranz? Ice skating in twin ponds? Your first Square pizza?

Shunfenthal, Michael - mshunfenthal@cox.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1962
Currently living in Burke, VA.

Sicherman, Michael - MDM_recruiting@msn.com - Springfield Gardens H.S. - Class of 1968
Currently living in Langhorne, PA. It's great to see the names of many of the people I grew up with. It was wonderful finding this site.

Sidikmans, Paul - paulscfp@aol.com - Stuyvesant H.S. - Class of 1961
Currently living in Livingston, NJ. I barely remember P.S. 156. I do remember going to Hebrew School right after class at the Synagogue across the street and running to the basement to see if the Sisterhood had a luncheon so we could raid the leftovers. Then I went on to JHS 59 and from there to Stuyvesant. I remember the pride of taking the bus and subway into Manhattan by myself in 6th grade. I remember Woolworth's and the little candy score across the street from it. I remember being forced to walk to Merrick to buy cigarettes for my Mother. I'm tearing up now. Thanks for the memories.

Siegel, Renee (Caplan) - reneec3@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1965
Moved to Laurelton from VA and entered JHS 59 for the ninth grade and then graduated from AJHS in 65. Those were the best years and I have very fond memories of them. I lived at 137-48 226th St. I had my high school boyfriend living on the same block during those years (very convenient). My group of friends were Lesley Feldman, Pat Burstein, Andrea Port, Roberta Cohen. Went to Queens College for 2 years before transferring to George Washington University. While at Queens College became best friends with Michele Cohen and we still remain the best of friends,we still share many memories. I live in Virginia Beach, VA and have a place in Boca Raton that I frequent in the cold weather. I have 3 grown married daugters and 4 grandchildren. Would love to hear from anyone who remembers me before I get too old and won't remember you.

Silverman, Bruce - bgsla@roadrunner.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1962
I've been living in Studio City (L.A.) Ca for many years...but almost everywhere I turn, I seem to bump into people from Laurelton, P.S. 156, the LJC, etc., etc.

Silverman, Harris - saharaharry@yahoo.com - Colby Academy - Class of 1967
Currently living in Merrick, NY. Hi, my family moved to Laurelton in 1958. I went to PS156, JHS59, one year to Jackson and then private school. Was in Troop 404 as a Scout. A younger sister named Cheryl, a brother named Neal. We lived on 230rd St. just off Merrick. Came across a book on Laurelton at B&N. Sat down to look through it and I thought I had just traveled through time. I lost contact with all my friends. Anyone who recognizes my name, please give an e-mail. Thanx, Harris

Silverstein, Ivy (Borchuk) - poisonivy1150@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1969
Living in Astoria, NY. To all who remember me, feel free to contact me at my aol e-mail. I left Laurelton KICKING AND SCREAMING IN 1967 because my parents bought a house in Oceanside. We hadn't moved in yet, and my mother was driving us back and forth to Oceanside. I was so attached to Jackson, and was so involved in SING, the previous years, that I would make my mother drive me to practice, in JACKSON. I literally broke into the school to be with everyone. I can honestly say that I probably was the only person ever to be in JUNIOR SING, that wasn't an official student in the school. I had a great time and have wonderful memories of it all.  Hope to hear from you all soon.

Simon, Andrew - asimon4868@aol.com - Westfield H.S. (NJ) - Class of 1965
Currently living in Jackson, NJ. I stumbled onto this wonderful and nostalgic website by accident. I have the fondest and most wonderful memories of my 6 years in Laurelton. I attended PS 156 from 1st to 6th grade. Personally, I was upset when we moved to NJ in 1959 when my father's company re-located. Life was so simple back then. We played stoop ball, softball, stickball in the streets and did not have a care in the world. I lived on 229th street, just 2 blocks in from Merrick. The other day, I met a man with the last name Seid. He is the youngest brother of Paul Seid, who was a close friend during grade school. I have been married for 40 years with one married son and and a lovely 6 month old grandaughter. I would love to hear from anyone who knew me back then.

Simon, Rita (Grotsky) - RLGrotsky@gmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1966
Currently living in Olney, MD.

Skolnick, Ellen (Schiller) - maddybanana1711@yahoo.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1969
Currently living in Cooper City, FL. This site is a delight because it brings back so many memories of Laurelton. I lived on 128th Avenue and 234th St. and went to P.S. 176, JHS 59 and Andrew Jackson (1969). My e-mail address is maddybanana1711@yahoo.com

Sloman, Sandra (Rosenfelt) - sandrarosenfelt@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1960
Currently living in Boca Raton, Florida

Sobel, Jerry - jmsobel@yahoo.com - Private H.S. - Class of 1961
Currently living in Boynton Beach, FL.

Solick, Ellie (Bogart) - ellieb76@msn.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1966
I lived in Cambria Heights but know everyone from going to PS 147 and then Andrew Jackson. Currently living in Scottsdale, AZ.

Solomon, Faye (Grand) - handtx@optonline.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1962
Currently living in Melville, NY.

Solomon, Judy - solly199@mindspring.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1964
Currently living in Park Slope, Brooklyn. PS 156, JHS 59 then Jackson. My address was 138-11 230 Place where my family lived from 1950 until the mid 70s.(Across the street from the Goldman's and down the block from Chuck Cohen, Carolyn Schulman, Iris Schwartz.) We first moved to Laurelton in 1947 (corner of 225th Street and 135 Ave just down the block from the library) but quickly grew out of the house. Loved Laurelton, SING at Jackson, Mr. Abel and Mr.Buchanan at 59 and so many others. PDG, cheerleaders, LJC....what a flood of memories. Would enjoy hearing from.....who knows? Best regards, JUDY

Solomon, Les - lesolomd@gmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1966
Retired in Vegas...great memories of Laurelton; happy to hear from old friends and acquaintances lost through the years and miles.

Solomon, Manny - solomon33@comcast.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1964
Currently living in Lake Worth, FL.

Somerstein, Lee - lfs777@comcast.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1965
Currently living in Kent, WA. Website: http://leezardonlife.blogspot.com/

Somerstein, Stephen - sasomerstein@verizon.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1961
Currently living in Brooklyn, NY. Just found the website via another Laureltonian, Dan Ross. Great to see all those familiar names. I can see each of your faces clearly and the memories of our times together back then come flooding back. Those truly were magical days. Would love to hear from any who remember me. I am in touch with Dale Goldstein, Alan Hess, Carol Prusan (Hess) Janet Blatt (Pica), Betty Sonesso, Stan Officina, Mike Ginsberg, Alvin Lebensfeld, Mike and Sheila Ashkin, and of course, my cousin Carol Forman (Levine). Saw many others recently at the reunion last October organized by Ken Trell. Too many to mention--it was wonderful to see everyone and I have resolved to stay in better touch with the likes of Phil Kawesch, David Feld, Marilyn
Mayer (Paul), Mark Obenzinger Would love to find Leona Shulman.

I lived at 231-03 130th Avenue--across the street from Carol Prusan. Went to P.S. 38 in Rosedale for the first year or so after we moved to Laurelton in 1949-50--Myrtal Cool was the principal--made the lives of the Laurelton kids miserable. We were all transferred to 176 for third grade. Then on to 156, JHS '59 and Jackson--Class of '61.

What adventures we had. We were self-styled cool guys--but never as tough as we thought we were (actually lived in fear of the Kern's Gang)--drinkers (Mulvaney's Tavern--Merrick and Francis Lewis), gamblers (all night poker games and the race tracks that surrounded us), party guys (in those great "finished" basements and at the dances at the Laurelton Jewish Center, athletes (every sport in every season, in every school yard and every empty lot) and some of us (not me), scholars and even poets. From everyone I meet who grew up there during that time, I get the same reaction--an intense attachment to the place that remains as vivid today as it was then, and a certainty that Laurelton left a unique and formative mark on all of us.

Sommer, Arthur - arthursommer@comcast.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1963
Currently living in Lancaster, PA. My wife (a Jamaica High School School graduate) and I were vacationing in Chile. At one of the get-togethers with our travel group in Santiago, we found out that two of the group had lived in Laurelton for quite a few years, and they told us about your web site. I lived at 134-55 232nd St. (one block down from House of Chang and Whelan's drug store). We lived there until I was 18. My brother, Marshall, graduated Andrew Jackson in 1958 (I think). I drove back to the old neighborhood back in 1985 to show my kids where I grew up. It was quite a shock to see the number of boarded-up homes, and the closed Laurelton Jewish Center, where I had been bar-mitzvah'd when I was 13. I guess you "can't go home again" except in one's memories.

Sorotsky, Bill - bsorotsky@socal.rr.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1966
Currently living in Torrance, CA. I graduated Andrew Jackson HS in 1966 – 43 years ago – WOW!! ….I can still remember!!

Sperling, Elliot - sperlin@indiana.edu - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1968
Currently living in Bloomington, IN. I stumbled on this site and find it simply Proustian... I went to P.S. 176, JHS 59 and Andrew Jackson. There were so many memorable teachers, including the odd Mr. Hohauser at 59 and the remarkable Gabrielle Rosenkranz (French) and Herb Magidson. Great memories of Herb Magidson's drama class and his direction of the Fall Plays (I had roles in "The Man Who Came to Dinner" and "The Teahouse of the August Moon") remain with me still. I'm currently a faculty member at Indiana University and sometimes think the sorts of things we had available at AJHS are no longer found in the school systems... I also remember a marvellous experimental class in Afro-Asian Studies that I had, but I can't remember the name of the teacher who taught it. She was great. And lest I forget, I also was lucky to have had James Morris for English at 59, as well as Mel Rubinstein for History.

Spiegel, Barbara (Asciutto) - bsasciutto@verizon.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1960
Currently living in Greenwich CT. This is great. Thanks Skip. Would love to hear from anyone who remembers me.

Spiro, Linda (Nightingale) - lass6westlinda@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1960
Currently living in Hollywood, FL. Looking for a guy named Robin Gabriel who I met in fifth grade at P.S. 132 in Laurelton. Please help. This is all the information I have about him.

Starin, Barbara (Salerno) - barbton26@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1960
Currently living in Boca Raton, FL

Stein, Bill 'Willie' - bstein1@aztecny.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1961
Currently living in Woodmere, NY.  I would love to hear from anyone who remembers the good old days.

Stein, Charles 'Chuck' - cksmets@yahoo.com - NY School of Printing - Class of 1965
Currently living in Coram, NY

Steinfeld, Diana  (Hicks) - hicksnur@bellsouth.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1966
Currently living in Cosby, TN

Steinmetz, Barbara (Bloom) - barbarabloom@hotmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1966
It was nice to see how everyone from Laurelton has such fond memmories. I graduated in 1966 from Andrew Jackson I went to one reunion years ago and saw many people I remembered and girls I was friends with from ADG. Looking forward to hearing from old friends. I live in Oceanside, NY - not terribly far from Laurelton.

Stern, Ann Marie (Leibowitz) - smlaml@bellsouth.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1960
Currently living in Lake Worth, FL. I would like to hear from my graduating class of 1960. AJHS was the best. Hope I can find classmates of mine.

Stoloff, Kathy (Mandell) - bkmandell@bellsouth.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1968
Currently living in Pembroke Pines, FL.

Storey, Michael - mike.storey1@aol.com - T.C. Roberson H.S., Skyland, NC - Class of 1968
Currently living in Fort Oglethorpe, GA. I went to P.S. 156, Laurelton in the fifth and sixth grades 1960-61. I have contacted Stuart Moller and Laura Breitman. Would like to find Elaine Kessler, Neal Rothman, Omar Marti, John Biondiilo and John Sears...anyone from that time really.

Strassberg, Roy - rstrassb@uncc.edu - JFK H.S. (Plainview, NY) - Class of 1968
Currently living in Davidson, NC. My family moved from Kew Garden Hills to Laurelton in 1958 and lived there until 1962 when we left for LI and Plainview...lived on 235th St....good friends with Larry Faber, Stuart Meyers, Michael Skolnick, lots of others..Attended PS 176 and have lots of fond memories of growing up there.

Straubing, Marsha - marstrau@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1962
Currently living in Venice, CA. Exploring the feelings I have when I read the postings on this web site, I realize that it was my experience of growing up in Laurelton that taught me about the importance and the possibility of community. For this, and for all of you, I am very grateful. Peace and Love.....Marsha

Strizhak, Adrian - astrizhak@optonline.net - Springfield Gardens H.S. - Class of 1969
Currently living in Yonkers, NY. Hi to old friends from 156, 59 and Springfield, the Brownies, Girl Scouts, LJC Hebrew School [if your kids graduated from the French school without speaking French, wouldn't you want your money back?] and USY. Oh yeah, the 156 schoolyard, too. I graduated PS 156 in the early '60's and I remember a lot about Laurelton: how we didn't lock doors unless we were going away and the streets could be walked by a young girl, by herself. I remember the candy store on 141st
Ave and 230th Street [I remember the Merrick Road stores, too] and the places that I heard bets were placed along the other stores on that strip. My parents moved to Long Beach in 1973 and I wanted to share a post-move story. My dad had a stroke in 1992 which left alive, but in very altered shaped and was in St. John's nursing home in the Rockaways. After a particularly tough visit, I drove through Laurelton on my way home to Yonkers. This time I stopped in front of the old home on 141st Ave,
between 229th and 230th Streets and just lost it - cried so hard and long that when there was a tap on the driver side window, I jumped. It was a young man with dry-cleaning on his shoulder and he was looking very concerned. I opened my window and told him that I used to live in the house in front of which I was parked, and how my dad was in a nursing home and I was just really sad. He told me that his family had lived there a while and turned out to be the family that bought the house from my folks. He invited me in to to see the old home and I thanked him, but turned down his sweet offer. I had my memories of growing up in each of the rooms and those were the ones that I wanted to keep. It was now [and for quite a while before] his home, where he grew up. It would still be my touchstone when things got tough, but no longer my home. That is my last memory about Laurelton. Hope you're all well.

Susser, Sam - shlomo47@gmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1966
Currently living in Lake Worth, FL. If anyone has any idea as to how I can obtain the 1966 AJHS yearbook, I would sincerely appreciate getting that information. I would also like to hear from any lost acquaintances.

Sveslosky, Gail (McClurkin) - gfmcclurkin@gmail.com - Rancho Alamitos H.S. (CA) - Class of 1963
Currently living in Eugene, OR My brother is Todd Sveslosky. We lived on 135 Ave. & 225th St. We both attended P.S.156. I moved to CA in 1959. My friends were Lorraine DeMarco (older brother Frank) and Linda DiSimone (brother Barry?). My boyfriend was Joe DeFalco (older brother Frank, I think). I remember seeing the "Ten Commandments" with Joe in the local theater with the sky ceiling. I would love to hear from my friends from so long ago.

Swerdlow, Sharon - conradkitty@aol.com - Long Island City H.S. - Class of 1968
I moved away from Laurelton in 1965 at age 15. I lived on 235th Street from 1955 - 1965, two blocks from PS 176 where I attended school from K-6th grade. I'm now a physical therapist working as a private contractor with the public schools in Queens. I became a PT in 1974, after graduating from Queens College and then doing a graduate program at Columbia University. My fondest memories of Laurelton are of all my friends I left behind when we moved away, as well as making a snowman on my front lawn with my brother, David. We kids would play jump rope on the sidewalk and play punch ball in the streets until nightfall. Laurelton was considered so safe, that even as a seven year old, I walked to my friends' houses by myself. Transportation was easy. I, and every kid, rode a bicycle, and I skated round and round my block for hours at a time, with those metal skates that have a skate key. After finishing at PS 176, I attended JHS 59, before my family moved away from Laurelton. I now live in Astoria, and I have two grown children.

Taub, Linda (Danielson) - jrdkate@aol.com - Hewlett High School - Class of 1966
Currently living in Bloomington, MN. I lived in Laurelton from 1950-1960 and went to PS 132 from K-6 (1954-60). Would love to hear from old friends from the neighborhood or from school.

Tauber, Joan (Mann) - JLMann79@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1960
Currently living in Cedarhurst, NY.

Terenzi, Barbara (Wieczorek) - barb3345@msn.com - Dominican Commercial H.S. - Class of 1961
We moved to Laurelton in 1953; parents Evelyn & Ezio Siblings; Andy graduated Andrew Jackson 1958. I attended P.S. 132 for 4th thur 6th grades, then graduated St. Mary Magdalene School as did brothers Bill, Ron and sister, Laura. I left when I married in 1969 to john in USAF and lived all over the world. Parents left 131-15 224 St. in 1972. I'm now residing in Camden, DE. Love your web site.

Teter, Mark - Maxofliny@aol.com - Brooklyn Tech - Class of 1964
I currently reside in East Islip NY. I lived on Springfield Blvd. just opposite JHS59. Went to PS132, 1957, JHS 59, 1959 and Tech 1964

Toline, Rhona (Sklarin) - ronnieabq@comcast.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1961
Hello from Albuquerque, New Mexico! I lived at 231-41 128th Rd. in Laurelton. Attended 156, JHS 59 and AJHS. Was on some of the women's athletic teams in high school. I've been living "out here in the boonies" for 13 years, loving every moment of it. Before that, I lived in Hartsdale, Westchester County for many years. If you remember me and plan to be in the area anytime soon, be sure to give me a call; would love to see you.   The memories of growing up in Laurelton are so precious, so wonderful. This website has me grinning from ear to ear!  Take care, stay well.  Rhona (now known as Ronnie)

Trepper, Lois - ltrepper@msmc.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1969
Currently living in Pembroke Pines, FL

Tuchfeld, Meryl (Zaglin) - drmeryl@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1967
Currently living in Commack, NY. What a wonderful stroll down memory lane! Lived on 226th Street - along with the whole 226th Street "Bathtub Ring" - Sue Braun, Sheri Levinsohn, Judi Gersky, Roberta Levy, Rochelle Goldberg, Gail Arem.... who, along with Donna Marks, Happy Gold, Ann Baum, Robin Feldman, Robin Weber and may others completed the "Ring." Would love to hear from friends!

Turner, Larry - larry61311@comcast.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1964
Currently living in Pembroke Pines , FL. Thank you for this great website! Laurelton is still my "home town," though I've lived in many places. I am now retired and have been happily married for nearly 40 years with one great daughter, Lauren, who is a successful business woman with an MBA. I remember many great friends growing up, in what was a truly great neighborhood

Valenstein, Karen (Valen) - kmval@earthlink.net - Kingston H.S. (PA) - Class of 1961
Currently living in Manhattan. I lived at 131-30 228th Street from 1948 until we moved to Long Island in 1956. P.S. 156, Shimer. Reading your
posts brings back such wonderful memories: hours at the library, dance class with Mrs. Pendl, Girl Scouts, the candy stores: Miller's and Schultzys,
Stanley toys, Woolworth's (cutting through the store as a short cut), my favorite teacher Mrs. Guiler (sp?), Carvel's on Merrick Road and Linden
Blvd. I'm a tad hazy on spellings and locations, but I remember my phone number: LA8-6744. Would love to hear from those who remember me or
my younger brothers, Howie and Ricky. I did K through 6 at 156, then a year at Shimer (SP class). My family moved to East Northport, where we stayed a year (freshman year at Hauppauge H.S). Then we moved to Northeastern Pennsylvania, where my parents were from, and I graduated from Kingston High School in 1960. College and graduate school at Carnegie Mellon. Had we stayed in Laurelton, I probably would have gone to Andrew Jackson (class of '60)

Vespe, Angelo - angelocorne@yahoo.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1966
Currently living in Oxford, CT. My mother, Nina Vespe, just recently sold her home at 139-18 226 St due to my father Rocco passing away. We were reminiscing about Laurelton and found this site. I am Angelo Vespe Ph.D. who went to 156 and JHS 59 1962, Andrew Jackson 1966, St John's Univ. 1970, Hofstra 1974 and NYU 1986. Several years ago we had a reunion with Nick Scalzo, Joe Tutrone, Pat Barry, Irene Marchese, Marcia Schwartz, Mitch & Harriet Greenspan, Norm Levetin, and others all from Laurelton. We had a great time and some of us still keep in touch. I will let them know of the site. More some time later.

Volen, Michael - mvolen@att.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1961
I grew up in Cambria Heights rather than Laurelton, went to the SP class at JHS 59, then on the Andrew Jackson H.S. I'm happy to have discovered this site and to see some familiar names from long ago. I presently live in Mill Valley , California and am retired from medical practice. I would enjoy hearing from any of you who may remember me

Wallach, Erica "Rickey" (Sheid) - wheelerteacher3@gmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1969
Currently living in Merrick, NY. My youth was spent as part of "the little kids" who played on a single block of attached brick houses (125th Avenue) off Frances Lewis Blvd. near Cambria Heights. I attended P.S. 176 from 3rd-6th Grades, and led a sheltered life with freedom to wander daily, similar to the movie, Now and Then. Although there were strong teachers in JHS 59 it was isolating to be without my elementary friends, and mostly boys in two-year SP. I don't feel I got into the rhythm in Jackson either. Still, I wish my kids could have grown up within the safety and warmth of the Laurelton neighborhood.

Wallach, Gail (Zimmer) - gail@jarnac.org - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1961
What a great town! I loved PS 156, The Laurelton Jewish Center, all my friends on 229th Street. I would be glad to here from all of you. Jeannette Lebov, Karen and Kenny Wolen, Lois Pohl, Joey Grabarnick, Arthur Landau, Stephen Kimmel, Judy Lesk, Linda DiSimone, Alice Milts.
I am currently in Woodmere and am working as a clinical nutritionist here and at St. Vincent Medical Center, NYC. My mom, of Treasure Island Day Camp, is 90 and great! I have two children (men) Michael and Howard, and a granddaughter Skylar. Would love to here from you.

Wallach, Lance - lawallach@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1967
I live in Plainview, NY. In June you posted a note that I wrote and almost thirty people emailed.What a nice thing. Some pointed out that I was a Jackson grad of 67, not 71. So what happened to all the rest of the kids that played on our street of attached houses 231 and 125 ave. What happened to the kids from the makeout parties that we went to on the weekends??? I went to 176 59 Jackson and Baruch, and I still live on Long Island. My sister is Erica Rickey Wallach now married also on Long Island. So please keep up the emails and what a great site this is.  I just reread your posts and this is great stuff. I posted a few years ago and a lot of people wrote to me as a result. I am Lance Wallach and my younger sister was called Ricky, really Erica. I made a mistake on the first post because I am a Jackson 1967 grad. Went to 176 and 59. We lived on the attached house block at 231 03 125 Ave. Most of the kids from other blocks came to play on our block.Some of the kids on the block were Charles Berger and his brothers Renne and David, Bruce and Roy Friedman now living in Fla The Katz brothers The three Wylands. These people lived on our side of the block. Accross the street were the Malcoms spelling? Farrell and Todd Brickhouse The Taughers spelling? Bruce Rabinowitz who lives in the Bronx, Steve and Linda Liebowitz who move to the other side of Merrick, Sandy kriger the three Dictors spelling? In the 6 grade Carol Dictor had the first kissing party that I went to. On 233 street lived Stu Meyers, who is a Doctor in VA and took a bunch of people to dinner last week in the City. Matt Levin lived further down on 233 and Maddie Sherman lived in between. He was called the Doddlebug in 5grade. Fred Bender, from the other side of Merrick came to play in a football game that we have in Plainview last year. He never came back. Other kids that came to play on our block were Anthony Salerno, I met him in an airport a few years ago,Stanley Bellis who dated my sister and I went out with his sister Glenda a few times, Steve Groffman, whose father was a local teacher. I think that I saw a few posts talking about his youngest sister, who I do recall. In JHS 59 I recall David Weiss, Howard Rigsby spelling? Gross Galprin and many others. In Jackson I recall the twins Paul and David Ross and their friends Sniderman; can't recall his first name. Sorry for all the people who I left out. Many can to play Wiffleball in our driveway. On Francis Lewis Blvd. were two Russels; Katruby and Statfield spelling? I was also, and still am friends with Sam Susser who lived in Rochdale Village. We used to play the big kids against the little kids on the block at night. I was the youngest of the big kids, even though I was shorter than some of the little kids. We would play Freeze tag etc. until it got very dark. I now live in Plainview Long Island, speak at conventions and write books. I have been divorced a few times. If anyone is interested in playing touch football, we have a friendly game on Sat mornings. I welcome all contact at lawallach@aol.com  or phone 516-938-5007.  

Since my postings I have heard from a lot of my old friends. Larry Faber just sent me pictures of fifth and sixth grade PS 176 classes. They are on my facebook page. Another old friend came to play in our Sat. football game. He will not be doing it again, not in shape. Anyone recall freeze tag, stoopball, etc played on my attached house block 231 03 125 ave. We played little kids against big kids. I was little, but played with the big kids because I was a few weeks older than the youngest big kid, Charles Berger, my next door neighbor. A lot of kids, from all over Laurelton came to play on our block. What about the kissing parties I went to in 6 grade. The boys used to throw the candies at each other. We had twist contests,etc. We probably had about one every fri night that year. I think that Carol Dictor had the first one, and then the kids invited to her party got invited to most of the rest. I had to sit on the girls laps, for the kissing events. I was very little then. We lobbied to get Stu Meyers invited because he was left out off the first few. He found me a few years ago. Stu is a heart surgen in Virginia and makes dinner parties in NYC when he comes to vist. My email is lawallach@aol.com  or you can Google Lance Wallach. Hope to hear from more of you.  Website: www.vebaplan.com

Walshin, Barbara (Spears) - bichonnme@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1966
Currently living in Boynton Beach, FL. I lived on 126th Ave. and Springfield Blvd. until I married in 1971. Then lived in Little Neck and East Meadow. Now retired in Florida; have two children and two granddaughters. Would like to hear from anyone who wants to share memories of Laurelton.

Walton, Carolyn (Fried) - Send Me Your Current Email Address - Andrew Jackson H.S. - 1962
Currently living in Lido Beach, NY. I have been enjoying this Laurelton web site. My sisters, Susan and Janice, and brother Stuart are still in touch with many of our Laurelton friends. We were surprised and happy to see our names mentioned on the website. The memories are great, the wonderful times are firmly cemented in our hearts.

Walton, Susan (Tomback) - susant46@optonline.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1964
Currently living in Dix Hills NY.  I lived at 226-04 138th Ave. from 1946-1964.  I went to P.S. 156,  JHS 59 and Jackson.  This site has brought back wonderful, warm memories and names that I have not thought about in decades!

Walzer Mark "Willie" - mark@bcrg.cc - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1967
Currently living in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Warner, Thomas - wtetinc_1@msn.com - Thomas Edison H.S. & Bklyn Auto - Class of 1964
Currently living in Colorado Springs, CO. It is awesome to read all the info that all these folks have recalled, (memories). My name is Tom Warner, lived at 230-37 Edgewood Ave., Rosedale, NY. I am now 67 years old. my dad built the house on Edgewood Ave. in 1937 by hand. I left PS.138 IN 1960/61. It's been a long time but Rosedale was known for having a lot of, let's say bad/tough dudes, to say the least: My best friends, to this day are Joe Hayes, Joe Sears and their families,. My older brother, John lives on the island as well. I married Paula Mancuso in January 1965. Still married to this wonderful lady, she is the inspiration of my life, and always will be. We had two children Catherine, born December 5, 1965 & Thomas, born February 9, 1968. We have two beautiful grandchildren; they are 17 and 14 . I read someone wished they would hear more from the Rosedale crowd. I worked for Joe Albergo's service station on Lansing Ave. and Sunrise Highway, I think pt, from 1957 to around 1963 approx. Joe Albergo passed on a few years ago, a very sad day for me. My nickname was Moose, and has stuck to this day. I am retired now after many years with the teamsters union, and for a while we had our own trucking company, hence the Wetetinc e-mail. I remember a lot af names, Eddie Wiliamson and his brother Tommy, Vinny & Johny Biondolilo family, the Glendiman family,especialy Phily Dillione, The Boone family, Dave Monington, Leo Molesky and his brother, Doc. Jerry Rathjay, his brother Albert, Paul Fletcher, Lorane Mcandrews, Morine Bradly, The Schnider family, Arti Diaz, Bobby Bellows, Jimmy Hughs, and for now all I can remember is a old friend, Tom Billy. (NOTE) Tom if you read this i never meant to hurt you. I will never forget the Klushner family, Richie, taught me the guitar and I still play to this day. I retired from 38years over the road in 2000 after popping a few discs, in my neck. Playing Rambo and unhooking my semi. end of road. my e-mail is as follows: wtetinc_1@msn.com

PS: My brother-in-law, Anthony Mancuso lived in Laurelton on 234th Rd. and I think he attended PS 156. He is also my best friend. Paula, my wife worked at Mikes Pizza on Merrick Rd. & Hookcreek Blvd. across from Studnick's Auto Parts. Thanks to modern technology, we can all communicate. Laurelton & Rosedale were awesome places to grow up. I will never forget jumping the walls to the Sunrise Drive In Theater, and hitchhiking to Beach 19th St. in Rockaway. They were fun days, and never to be forgotten.like Freeport stock car racing & NY National Speedway Drag Strip, West Hampton Drag Strip, etc. Joey Hayes & I went to PS 137, known as the old wooden school in Springfield Gardens, 1951/52 then to PS 138 in Rosedale. Pete's Luncheonette had lots of Ring Dings. Terry MCcabe should remember this.

Warshaw, Dick - nydickie@gmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1962
Currently living in Los Angeles, CA. Lived on 223rd Street & 138th Ave. PS 156, JHS 59, Andrew Jackson HS. Have lived in Southern California since 1972. Friends with Elliot Hochman, Barbara Geller (Hochman), Frank & Art Peterson, Allan Goldman, Gary Goldin, Phil Radin, Frank Adler, Freddie Schlossberg, Helen Friedman, Marsha Straubing, Judie Burstein (Fein) Joel Forman, Bruce Silverman, Cousins Donald & Robert Warshaw etc. etc. Great place to grow up, and so wonderful memorie, alway's bump into Laurelton people. Love to hear from old friends !!!!

Warshaw, Don - dlwars@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1961
Currently living in Miami, FL. I'm speechless with the memories right now.

Watt, Marlene (Pinsker) - wattishot@yahoo.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1964
Currently living in Hallandale Beach, FL.  Hi Laurelton.....It is a wonderful trip down memory lane. Seeing photos, reading names that your have not heard or thought about in so many years. Growing up in Laurelton was the best gift my parents gave me. Remembering PS156, JHS 59 and of course
Andrew Jackson HS. Do you remember Miss Heller, Mrs. Greenstein and the trips that she would take us on. How about Mr Pearl and Mr. Krauss.   So many memories of school and your life. Thanks again for the wonderful trip back in time.

Weber, Eileen (Cohen) - ileanjwc@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1961
Hi to all the Andrew Jackson graduates from 1961. I just discovered this website and I would love to hear from anybody who remembers me. I'm also the sister of Jackie Berg (Weber) a Jamaica H.S. graduate from 1964. Currently residing in Westchester County (Scarsdale), NY Attended the 10th, 15th and 20th High School reunions but lost touch with many of you. I still keep in touch with Sheila Auslander (Kaplan) who resides in Yardley, PA.
Looking to keep in touch....Eileen

Wedgewood, Jane (Nikki) (Gustafson) - megansoma@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1960
Currently living in Lake Ariel, PA. As I see my SISTER is here, why not join her here too! I am AJHS graduate 1960. Lived at 130-20 234 St, Laurelton. My dad owned Wedgewood Studios on Merrick Road. I posted comments back in May 2006 and may post more again soon! Thank you for this nice site.

Weinstein, Gary - broadwon@aol.com - H.S. of Art and Design - Class of 1967
Nice site. If anyone wishes to email please put "Laurelton" in the subject box
along with any other info. Currently residing in Selden, NY.

Weinstein, Joyce (Rabinowitz) - joysella@yahoo.com - Midwood H.S. - Class of 1966
Currently living in North Babylon, NY. I attended PS 156 from lst to 5th grade (1954-1959). My sister, Priscilla was 5 years older than I and she went to JHS 59 and Andrew Jackson HS. We lived on Mentone Avenue. Anyone remember me?

Weinstein, Phyllis (Samuelson) - phyllissamuelson@yahoo.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1965
I lived at 137-05 230th Street, Laurelton. My parents house was the corner house across from PS 156. The school yard of the school was at the other end of the block. I have a sister 5 years older than myself, her name is Susan. I had a brother a year younger than me, his name was Mark, he has passed away 2 years ago. I am married and have two grown, married children. I went to Jr High School 59 in Springfield Gardens before high school. I was part of the first graduating class for the Jr. High School.

I now live in Fresh Meadows, Flushing in a co op called Electchester, my husband is an electrician in Local #3. We also have a new home in St Lucie West, in Port St Lucie, FL. This is a great website, a lot of memories, the pictures are great. I lived in Laurelton from about 3 years old till I got married at 21. My parents kept the house there for many years after we were all married. If anyone remembers me please email me.

Weinstein, Susan (Charkey) - gossamer41@verizon.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1960
Currently living in Winter Haven, FL

Weisberg, Wendy (Rudner) - tchkin610@yahoo.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1965
I enjoyed growing up in Laurelton. We lived on 225th and 135th Ave. until 1966 then we moved to Florida. Laurelton was a special place.

Weiser, Rich - richw47@msn.com - West Hempstead H.S. - Class of 1965

Weisinger, Merritt - weisinger@wcfamilylaw.com - Jamaica H.S. - Class of 1964
Hello to my long lost friends and classmates. I'm a Certified Family Law Specialist as an attorney in Walnut Creek, CA. My wife is Susan and we've been married thirty years. Our oldest son Aaron just received his MBA, our middle son Ethan is in his second year of law school and our "baby" Devorah Leah (Liz) is 19 and just returned from a year studying in Israel. She's in her second year of college in N.Y. I graduated from Colgate and attended law school in L.A. We live in Danville, CA with two small dogs and a rambunctious boxer. I'd love to hear from anyone I went to PS 38 with and any old friends. Best wishes. 

Updated April, 2010 - A long overdue hello to my Laurelton, PS 38 and Jamaica H.S. friends. To those of my long lost but unforgotten friends who contacted me earlier, my sincere apologies for not getting back to you sooner. Life and plans have a habit of being interrupted and tomorrow becomes another tomorrow and before long priorities fade. At any rate, I'm alive and well and in awe of the number of names I recognize and the joy it brings me after what is has been most of a lifetime. Life seems to have been so much simpler in Laurelton in the 50's and 60's.

I am an attorney in Walnut Creek, CA and am a Board Certified Family Law Specialist. I handle mostly what is terms "high conflict" divorce and custody matters. My wife Susan and I have been married 31 years and we have three great kids. She's a USC grad in Business with an MBA. Our oldest son Aaron is 27, has an MBA and was in the newspapers last July 4th when he proposed to his fiancee on the top of the Statue of Liberty. He lives in San Francisco. Ethan, our middle son is 26 and will graduate from law school next month and lives in Sacramento. Our "baby" Devorah Leah is 21 is in a doctoral program in psychology. She attended yeshiva in L.A., a year of seminary in Israel, and a specialized program in Jewish studies for her B.A. She has just moved back to Brooklyn. After HS I graduated from Colgate, did graduate work for a year, and then attended law school in L.A. I've also taught at both the graduate level and in law school. We live in Danville, CA, love to ski, and spend a moderate amount of time at Lake Tahoe where we have a house.

Anyway, I'd really like to hear from some of my "old" friends and classmates. The memories are gold and despite the passage of the years, I can see some of you as though it was yesterday. Keep in touch. I heard from Greg Olanoff and Elayne Gross, who I will be back in touch with shortly, and will try to see Susan Goldberg (Dankner) on my next trip to N.Y. To my childhood friends Rochelle Hasday, Steve Brett and so many others. I heard from Greg Olanoff and Elayne Gross, whom I will be back in touch with shortly, and will try to see Susan Goldberg (Dankner) on my next trip to N.Y. To my childhood friends Rochelle Hasday, Steve Brett and so many others.

Weisinger, Richard - dreckie@sbcglobal.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1967
Hi. This is Merritt, Richard's brother. Richard is a CPA in Century City, CA and lives in Sherman Oaks, CA. He graduated from Baruch College and followed me to California after he graduated college. Richard is a widower and has two great kids. Daniel, age 29, is a USC graduate in the film school and has a graduate degree from the Columbia University's elite film school. He is a producer in Southern California. His daughter Amy is a sophomore at UCLA. Richard loves traveling and has been all over the world, including places I've never heard of. I know he'd like to hear from his long-lost friends so feel free to call him or e-mail him (after tax season).

Weiss, Arnold - arnieileen@gmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1960
Curently living in Boynton Beach , FL

Weiss Arthur - weiss60@msn.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1968
I attended 156 and 59 before going to AJHS. Upon graduation spent 20 years in the Air Force and retired in 1989. Now I am a tax attorney in Tucson Arizona. Married with two children 16 and 18. Son studies Math at NYU, daughter is a harpist wishfully thinking of Juilliard or Eastman. I lived at 230th and 133rd, about 300 paces from the Q5 bus. My friends were Freddy Schwartz, Barry Gruber, Mitch Kronenberg, Phyllis Fishman, Margo Newman, Happy Gold, Carl Perkal - too many to name. Bar Mitvahed at LJC 2/5/1964 with Mark Glaser. Remember well and lovingly Rabbis Gorodetzer, Singer, Cantor Kleinman. Oy. Also remember Stanley's (230 and Merrick) Carmine's, Sharry's Bakery and who doesn't remember Zuckerman's.   Other Laureltonians in Tucson - Sid Temlock 234th and 137th and Eric Chaisson (lived on Francis Lewis right off Merrick). I am sorry to say that Eric passed away about a year ago.

Weiss, Ellen (Feingold) - homeopathycenter@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1960
Currently residing in Wilmington, DE. I am maried to Michael Feingold, also graduate of Andrew Jackson H.S., 1960. Both of us graduated from Cornell University.
Website: http://drellenfeingold.com

Weiss, Gary - gweiss13@aol.com - Springfield H.S. - Class of 1969
Currently living in East Windsor, NJ

Weiss, Marc - mweiss@weblab.org - Stuyvesant H.S. - Class of 1965
Wow -- how wonderful to discover this website! Today I was looking through some old files and I found my old JHS 59 yearbook (Class of '62). Started googling some names and this site came up in the search results.  I live in Manhattan with my wife and two kids (aged 19 and 14 when I write this in June, 2012). I've worked in independent film, public TV, Internet, etc. since I graduated from Hobart College in 1969. Along the way, I created the public TV series P.O.V.   I was reminiscing today about hanging out on the streets in Laurelton when the days were long in June and July. I lived on 229th Street between Merrick and 133rd Avenue (on the same block as Woolworth's where my friends and I played handball and stickball). My two closest friends on my block were Ricki Terenzi and Tony Gennaro, who went to parochial school. Too many kids to mention from 156 and 59. I lost touch with everybody except for David Diamond when I went to Stuyvesant. If you remember me, drop me a note

Weissman, Alan - aw6992@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1965
I was born and raised in Laurelton, attended PS 156, JHS 59, Andrew Jackson HS and CW Post College. Shortly after graduating from Post I moved to East Brunswick, NJ where I currently reside. My first job, at age 13 and shortly after my father passed away, was at Carmine's Pizzeria (Merrick & 227th St.) After that I about 5-6 years working at Burt & Dave's (aka Lil & Ed's and BusyBee), located on Merrick and Francis Lewis Blvd. During my high school years I was a member of Sigma Phi fraternity (Alpha Pi chapter). I am divorced, no kids and working in real estate. Would love to hear from any "old" friends.

Weissman, Janet - sanitypro@hvc.rr.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1968
I graduated a year after my class, however, I am interested in finding the whereabouts of several people that I've "lost."
I would love to hear from anyone who might have information on Enid Baron, Diana Vivona, Anne Baum. I live outside of New Paltz, NY (Kingston, NY) in the midst of the most beautiful terrain with my partner of the past 30 years. Not yet retired, but soon. I would love to hear from others from the past as well.

Wendroff, Abbey (Yerys) - abbeyyerys@gmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1961 (moved to NYC at 16)
Currently living in Commack, NY. My husband tells me that where ever we go in the world I meet someone from Laurelton. And it's true. It was an incredible town to grow up in. The wonderful memories are unforgettable. I still have friends from almost 60 years ago. Would love to hear from others. Thanks for the site.

Wexler, Helen (Kniberg) - aaron1943@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1962
Currently living in Boca Raton, FL

Wiener, Ann (Steck) - amsteck@comcast.net - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1967
I was looking for some old friends from Laurelton when I came across this website. I have very fond memories of my childhood in Laurelton. My address was 138-20 231 St. My phone number was LA 8-0369. I remember the candy store and Twin Ponds, Brookville Park and sleigh riding down what seemed to be the biggest hill right by the Belt Parkway. All the kids on my block played punch ball, jump rope, etc. in the street in front of my house - great times. Would love to hear from old friends. I moved from Laurelton to Miami, FL in 1967. Went to college in Miami and moved to New York in 1972 (St. James); returned to Stuart, FL in 2005 - retired school teacher. I have been married to my husband Bruce since 1972. I have two kids, Jesse, who is now 30 and live in Stuart, FL and Alexandra who is 25 and lives in Delray Beach, FL. Looking to connect with this part of my life. Ann (Wiener) Steck

Wilk, Paula  (Amato) - P_Amato@Bellsouth.net - Jamaica H.S. - Class of 1966
Currently living in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.  Website located at  http://stores.ebay.com/Eclectic-Dealer-s_W0QQsspagenameZMEQ3aFQ3aSTQQtZkm

Williams, Charles Barry - cbwilliamsjr@gmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1966
Currently living in Burnsville, NC. Hey! (As they say here in Appalachia).I did not actually grow up in Laurelton, but thanks to the "tracking system," most kids I went to class with did. This site gives me an opportunity to thank everyone who elected me senior class artist. It was the first and last time I ever got famous. Any alumni of Mrs. Del Valle's piano school out there? I was half of the brother-sister duet at the yearly recital. & my father was probably your mailman. I spend my time tuning and restoring pianos, building a dream house for Marilyn, my wife of 30 years, making surrealist collages, improvising on piano and guitar, learning Yiddish, running for office, and writing satirical Libertarian romance novels.

Williams, Ralph - RalphW42@cox.net - Stuyvesant H.S. - Class of 1967
Currently living in Somers, CT. Grew up at the south end of 231st Street and went to P.S. 156 and J.H.S. 59. My classmates included Harry Steiner, Amy Weiss, Gary Weinstein, Ray Wong, Ilene Perkal, Jordan Gottlieb, Vicki Brown, Ira Barouch, Gary Weinstein, and Merrill Janover. Kids on my block included Gene (Butch) Flowerman, Neil and Mitchell Chernin, Haljay and Jill Smollar, Judith and Richard Schulkinds, Patty Slovensky, and Eddie and Rhoda Moskowitz.

Wind, Jonathan - jwind2@nyc.rr.com - Andew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1965
Currently living in New York City. Moved to Laurelton around 1952 and lived at 138-25 230 Place. Went to JHS 59 and AJHS.

Winston, Alan - Red300ZXConv@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1961
Currently living in Cary, NC. After reviewing this site I got very nostalgic about my "formative" years growing up at 139-19 228 Street, PS 156, JHS 59 and, of course, Andrew Jackson HS. I'd love to hear from any of my old friends.

Winston, Robert - bobwins@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1961
Currently living in Rockville Centre, NY.

Wurm, Rosalie (Lober) - rosalielober@yahoo.com - Springfield Gardens H.S. - Class of 1968
Currently living in Cos Cob, CT.

Yanklewitz, Mark - soomark@aol.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1964
Living in Cooper City, FL, I don't think I have to tell most of you this but Laurelton was a Utopia. I had the greatest childhood there. I always wished that my children would live and grow up in a place like Laurelton. I am still friends with people that I first met when I was 5 years old.

Young, Louis Michael - meenoleman61@yahoo.com – Andrew Jackson H.S. – Class of 1969
Currently living in Rockport , MA . I lived in Rochdale Village during my high school years, but came from Sag Harbor NY . I came to Jamaica to toughen me up. I loved going to AJ although it had moments. Fire in the hallways,bomb going off in stair case, and zoning. (In Mass. it was called by another name but the same.) The AV team but not a member. They let me hang out. The swim team (co-captain) I'm sorry about not living in Laurelton but I knew alot of students who did. After graduation I worked at Jones Beach for 4 summers and during the school year went to Grahm Junior College then attended Boston College . I graduated then went to B.C. Law and work for 2nd largest firm in Mass. Still there after 25 years. My wife and I have been married 20 years and she won't let me forget. Have son who’s attending UNH (freshman). I'm looking forward to getting in the boat and just going. I saw a lot of names I recall and hopefully they will remember me....

Zagon, Marlene - zagon@san.rr.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1962
Currently living in Poway, CA.

Zeitlin, Carol (Zeitlin Schneier) - czeitlinschneier@yahoo.com - Springfield Gardens H.S. - Class of 1969
Currently living in Burke, VA.

Zipes, Ronnie (Steiner) - ronnielsteiner@gmail.com – Andrew Jackson H.S. – Class of 1966
Currently living in Port Jefferson, NY. I graudated mid year w/a few other friends,Cheryl Sokolow and Fran Zeines, after which I attended Queens College for a while, got married had kids. My first son was diagnosed with autism at 3 yrs. old. My life was dedicated to raising him and his brother. He did very well , got himself a job at the local post office and now lives in a group home. His brother went to Reed College and is also doing well.  I was married shortly after high school, which ended in divorce about '94. I was able to go to Molloy and get a B.A. in gerontology and to Stony Brook for a Masters in Social Work. I did go to a post grad program for psychoanalytic psychotherapy.I moved in w/a follow grad and he and I were able to start our own practice. My ex died 11/13 and my living together as married died 3/12.  I would love to here from people who remember me. I had a date w Louie A. who I see is on this site. I'd like to hear from Lee Schoichet and Leslie Abass if anyone knows were they are. I do remember a few people from AJ and ADG and will contact them as i'm semi-retiring 1/31/14.

Zucker, Roberta (Hanfling) - rubyzh@gmail.com - Andrew Jackson H.S. - Class of 1969
Currently living in HaMaapil, Israel. I moved to Laurelton in the summer of 1959 and lived at 131-26 225th St. for 10 years until when we moved to Morganville, New Jersey. I attended 132, 59 and Jackson. It's great to see so many familiar names listed and would love to hear from you. Is anyone in contact with Phillip Scully (Andrew Jackson, class of '69) or Barry Gruber (Springfield, class of '69)?


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