Welcome to the Piedmont High Class Of 1961 web site.
Classmates: Our 55th Class Reunion is coming in October. Please get your checks in early and make plans to join in the fun. It’s a daytime event this year and the restaurant we’ve selected has panoramic bay views and a wonderful lunch planned. Be sure to mark your calendars for another memorable Class of ‘61 Reunion!
When: Saturday, October 22, 2016
Time: 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Place: Salute e Vita Ristorante, Marina Bay, Richmond CA
Cost: $40 Per Person
Please make checks payable to “PHS Class of ‘61” and mail to Gay Schrag, 455 Vassar Ave., Berkeley, CA., 94708
There will be more class emails to follow with particulars about lunch, directions, hotel accommodations, etc. Feel free to contact us on the committee for any other details or questions. Your Reunion Committee
Please update your information and let us know about you
If you know of anyone’s address, phone or email that has changed would you please let Jim Livingstone know: firstname.lastname@example.org
Diana Gregory Ambrose Adrienne Dewell Gilmore
Candy Hendrick Berryhill Linda Hall Jones
Julie Harper Dennis Sandy Kierulff
Bill Dittman Ann Howell Marceau
Mary Elliott Sheldon Milligan
Marty Laidley Fefley Louise Sherman Neft
Marilynn Foree Penny Knowland Robb
Al Forster Gay Strom Schrag
Linda Gianella Upp
I am a little late on this but in May, 25 classmates and a few spouses, had a great time touring the USS Hornet CV-12, that is now a museum in Alameda. We capped off the day with a lunch nearby with lot's of conversation and togetherness. Our class has some history with the Hornet; Bill Dittmann's brother spent some time aboard, Ann Besler Nicoletti's father designed and built the steam catapults and our own George Conn was stationed aboard and piloted astronaut recovery helicopters in the Apollo 11 and 12 (and Apollo 13 on another ship). How proud is that!!
Jennifer Day (Robertson) wrote:
First grandson born, August 1, 2015. Named Gavin Thomas Goebel.
Hi all, especially you, Al, for organizing the upcoming gathering at the Claremont Hotel in a few weeks. Sorry I won't be able to attend. We'll be in France, cycling the Camino de Santiago (think of "The Way" with Martin Sheen). But I'll with you all in spirit. I hope to see all of you at the next gathering.
I want to thank Jim Livingstone for giving us great support with our reunion! Not only did he help with this reunion site and the great communications that inspired us to 'get with the program', but, he left us with these wonderful memories of the reunion itself with all the pictures he took and posted.
With much appreciation,
Betsy Janin Phair
I want to thank all those who gave their time on the reunion committee. The reunion was flawless!
When I think about the time that has passed, I am amazed at the 'connection' that I feel. I guess that is because of the low transicency rate at Piedmont,in general, and the fact that our class was so small. (I started Wildwood in the 6th grade.)
The reunion and the dinner meeting with Jim Killian, and the evening at the Claremont gave me a partial glimpse into the lives of some classmates. Darn, I would have loved more time to learn oddles more about each one of you, and the paths that you have taken to get where you are today. Every one of you has touched my life in one way or another.
I'm already looking forward to the next reunion!
In response to Al Forester's recent email, I want to thank Al for his ready willingness to serve so ably as our reunion M.C. and as a member of our truly great coordination committee. Thank you also, Al, for your willingness to share so much of what’s inside you, speaking to that part of the rest of us which we have be less willing or able to share so openly.
Among the many feelings this reunion evoked for me was a sense of how far we have all come within ourselves (which is the only way that really matters) over the last 50 years, and how short this is this short trip called life. Thank you fellow classmates, for being in my life, my memories and my heart.
To the coordinating committee, thank you all for your efforts it making this wonderful event possible.
To all, be happy, we well and be in Piedmont for the next reunion!
Tom Ellison's email:
Just to let you all know, our primary email address has changed. It is now: email@example.com
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