Photo Gallery...many of the old black and whites
from our high school days provided by Len
DeLallo. You can find
of 64 Store
click on the "S"
At the store, you'll find hats, t-shirts, mugs, etc.
with the Solvay "S". Some with the highly coveted
"Class of 1964" distinction.
All proceeds will be donated to the SHS Class of 1964
Class of 1964 Store
Cafepress.com allows anyone to create a "store".
It offers several products (t-shirts, hats, etc.) that
can be customized. I added the Solvay High "S" and
in some cases, "class of 64" or "'64".
It's legit and, should you indulge, any proceeds will
go to the Class of 64
Cafepress provides a 30 day guarantee on all the
Most of the items have a plain "S." The baseball
cap has an S with "'64" in the center of it. The
basket cap has an S with "Class of 1964" in the center.
The link is above or go to
The proverbial disclaimer: I have not
viewed any of the actual products, but would be
interested in feedback from anyone who does.
Please submit information, changes, comments,
corrections, photos, additions, etc. to Russ Graziano:
November 09, 2011
11/5/11, It seems the only times that I update this
site, anymore, is upon the passing of one of our dear classmates.
Again, I'm saddened to bring you news of the passing of Kathy Krouse
(see note below). There are now 31 of us who have moved on.
saddened by the news that...Kathy
passed away on November 3, 2011.
In Memoriam page for further
upon learning of the death of
As you may remember we invited Mr. Testone
to our Reunion. Sharon Testone indicated
at the time that he was not doing very well and it would not be
possible for Mr. Testone to attend.
I have received two e-mails, one from Anne
LaValle and one from Janis Friedli,
that I would like to share:
Dear Dan, I just attended Mr. Testone's
funeral, and I am still crying..he
had such a profound effect on my life...and he made me feel
that I could accomplish anything..I
spent five periods of seven in my senior year with him,
including homeroom, English, Journalism, Newspaper and
Yearbook Staff...he was brilliant, funny, patient, and
sweet...with a heart as big as Utah..the
service was lovely, and I am thankful that I could be there.
I am going to write a note to his wife Sharon because I want
her to know some of the crazy stories about Mr. T that I
think will bring a smile to her face. I encourage others to
do the same. These are memories of the best time of our
lives. Take care.
Dear Dan, What a sad day for teaching. Mr.
Testone was without a doubt my
favorite teacher. I know I'm not alone with that thought.
His classes were a joy. I was lucky enough to have him
for both English Lit.
and Journalism. He was the kind
of teacher who encouraged the exchange of ideas, a practice
that was not very wide spread in the 60's. May he rest in
peace knowing he had a profound effect on many students
through the years.
Len DeLallo and I had the privilege
of two adjacent desks directly in front of
Mr.T's. Unbeknownst to the
rest of the class, he would bust our stones constantly in a
sotto voce intended just for us.
I will never, ever forget Beowulf.....Mr. T crawled under his
desk and then leaped out exclaiming, "In the darkness dwelt the
demon sprite, Grendel!"
That is indelibly etched....
From Pia's Italian class, "A
chiamo a suo
lavoro a lo
"He who loves his work does it well."
Rest in peace, John Testone, you
were an inspiring blessing to so many....
06/20/01: Thanks to Pete Alberti,
we have a slew of photos from the reunion. Check 'em
out. Click the title above or go
Photo Index/37th Reunion/Photos.
If you have any photos/scans that you'd like to share with the rest of
the class, e-mail them to Russ Graziano to
firstname.lastname@example.org or mail photos to 1351 Rolling Oaks
Dr, Carol Stream, IL 60188. I'll scan
and return the photos
Photo Index page will take you to all the different photo
pages. Give it a try.
Most photos will appear as thumbnails. You may agree that the
pages look better and, hopefully, should load faster. You can
click on a thumbnail to enlarge a photo then click the Back button on
your browser to return to the previous page.
As you can see, I've also reorganized the site. Hopefully this
presents a cleaner forum and makes it easier to find your way around.
As always, your comments are welcome.
45th Reunion of the Class of 1964
was held on
had by all who attended.
New or Revised
for a complete list of known e-mail addresses)
email addresses for current
No Current Email Known for:
Vicky Mentz Bresadola