Since we began the website in 1997, we would say most, if not all those who registered, sent e-mail addresses at the time.  After a year and a half trying to incorporate a spam blocker program into our site so you would not be bothered with unwanted e-mail, we replaced your e-mail address with a coded "Click here to e-mail" which was designed to hide your e-mail address. We've heard from many of you who were unable to use this feature no matter which browser you were using.  Skip and I have decided to use this three-page list as a quick reference to those who have registered with us. If you would like to contact anyone on this list after locating their name, click HERE and then go to their year page where you should find their e-mail address.

While we have no control over browser "spiders" which go to the sites to collect e-mail addresses to send you unwanted mail, please let us know if you're getting mail that seems to come from our site and we'll take your e-mail address offline.


Sad to Report the Passing of Robert Arnesen,
FRHS Long Time Social Studies Teacher

Bob Arnesen died today-- Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Wagner Funeral Home
125 W. Old Country Rd.
Hicksville, New York
Directions: Corner of Jerusalem Avenue and Old Country Road-- Hicksville
Viewing: Tuesday: May 27th, 2014 -- 2-4 and then 7-9 in the evening

The current demographics are up as of April 27, 2015

Maps:  http://www.farrockaway.com/carol/demograp2.html

Class Chart:  http://www.farrockaway.com/carol/demograp.html

Fate of FRHS Decided

Previous Directory Updates

History of the Alumni Association (Bulletins Posted
After 1997 100th Anniversary/Reunion)


Dear Friends and Fellow Alumni:

Here is the news that we have all been waiting for. The Directory is finished! The printing, binding, etc. have been completed and the directories are being mailed out. As most of you are probably aware, Barbara Zacharia's brother Randy Fox, Class of 1979, was killed in a car accident on Monday, November 23rd on Long Island, New York. I know how hard this has been for Barbara and the rest of Randy's family. If there is any delay at this point in the mailing process, I know you will all understand. On behalf of the entire "Rockaway Community" we send our condolences and prayers to the Fox family.


Dear Friends and Fellow Alumni:
The printing has been completed. Lenny Kohn, Class of 1951 who is printing the Directory for the Alumni Association, ran into some problems with this very large job but as of the writing of this update, we have been told that the printing of the Directory is completed. The covers have already been run and the binding will take place during this week. The volunteers are scheduled to get together this weekend and get them in the mail. We realize that we have all heard these promises before but it looks as if this time they are very close to getting the Directory and Journal in the mail. Bob Rosenman will be reformatting the address labels to include the bar code as this will expedite the delivery to you. Keep the faith........
Dear Friends and Fellow Alumni:

The news continues to be very encouraging. Here is where we are as of the writing of this update. The printing should be completed by Monday, October 26. As many of you already know, Lenny Kohn, Class of 1951 who is printing the Directory for the Alumni Association, just lost his mother a few weeks ago. Needless to say, this has delayed the completion of the project. Our sincere condolences go out to Lenny and his family. Now back at work, Lenny is confident that the collation and binding of the Directories should be completed by Friday, October 30. On Saturday, October 31, a newly formed committee will be spending the day mailing the Directories out. We wish to thank the following individuals for volunteering and giving of their time to make sure that the project is completed:

Alayne Lichtenstrahl, Sharon Gabriel, Rhea Finkelstein, Barbara Brand, Kenny Rappaport, Barbara Rappaport, David Fortunoff, Larry Rubinstein, Janet Rubinstein, Rhoda Rosenman, Bob Rosenman, Lois Meyer, Harvey Meyer, Warren Kramer and Barbara Zacharia.

Just in case you were wondering, we've been told that if you didn't receive your Journal at the Sunday Brunch following the Prom last year, your Journal will be mailed along with your Directory.

Also, please be aware of the following information concerning the Directory:

The current Far Rockaway High School Alumni Association dues which were scheduled to expire in December of 1998 have been extended through June 30, 1999.  At that time an addendum to the Alumni Directory will be published with corrected information and additional new listings. Dues will be payable for the year 1999 - 2000 in the amount of $20.00 for an individual and $36.00 for a couple and can be paid in June, 1999.

If you want a Directory but aren't currently an Alumni Association member you can still receive a copy by mailing your dues to the Alumni Association.  That address is:

FRHS Alumni Association Dept B-1 P.O. Box 375 Woodmere, NY 11598-0375

If you are not listed in the current directory and would like to be included in the addendum, please fill out the "On-Line" form.


Carol Marston, Class of 1956
Alan 'Skip' Weinstock, Class of 1963

Dear Friends and Fellow Alumni:

The news is extremely good. I am happy to report to you that the Directory has been completed and has been delivered to the Alumni Association in New York. From there it moved on to the printer and is being worked on as of the writing of this update. As many of you are aware, Carol Marston, Class of 1956 and I have been extremely busy during the past few weeks trying to keep our commitment to you that the Directory would be completed on or about the first anniversary of the reunion. IT HAS BEEN DONE. We have both worked into the late hours of the morning trying our best to put together a quality Directory and we believe that we have accomplished that goal.

The printer has received finished, formatted pages, not just a database. We decided that if we delivered "camera ready" pages, the process would work much faster, and that is just what we have done. The finished Directory was sent via Federal Express on Tuesday, September 22 from California and received by Barbara Zacharia in Woodmere, New York on Wednesday morning.

Carol and I wish to once again thank all of you who wrote to us expressing your confidence in our ability to get the Directory completed. Your good wishes and support did a lot to keep us awake during those long nights at the computer. We are proud of what we have accomplished and look forward to your comments once you have received your Directory. The printer has indicated that the turn-around time for the printing will be a week to 10 days. The Directories along with the Journals will be mailed out from New York by the Alumni Association. Please give them a few weeks before trying to contact them about your Directory, as they will be quite busy getting the mailing done. Remember that there are 2,467 alumni in the Directory and that is a lot of mail!

Please keep your "stuff" coming into the web site. Now that the Directory has been completed, I will be reorganizing the Rockaway web site and would like some new photos, stories, and whatever else you can think to send. Please tell any friends that may just be getting on line for the first time, about the web site and encourage them to list their information with us. Please also remember that the Rockaway Reunion Web Site at www.farrockaway.com is supported totally by the Alumni Association through your dues. I will continue to do updates as often as I receive new "stuff", so keep it coming in and we will be around for a long time..............

 Take care and write when you have a chance.


 Alan 'Skip' Weinstock,  Class of 1963
 Carol Marston, Class of 1956

Reunion Hall was a site where any USA high school could announce plans for upcoming reunions.  It lasted for many years, but finally the owner gave up the site.

If not for Reunion Hall, this website may not have existed.  It's where Skip and I first met back in 1995 and found the first announcement of the 100th FRHS anniversary, and is how, for two years, until 1997, we were able to stay in touch with those who created the reunion and those who planned on attending, which is why the alphabetical page is called "rhlist.html."

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As of today, 04/01/15, there are 6610.gif people listed with the FRHS Online Alumni Association.  When I went to the reunion in 1997 there were 1,799 listings.  You guys are doing great!  They're out there...round 'em up!!!  Here's a link to the form.  Please send any new alumni listing or address updates to me by using this form.  No information will be sold or given out.


The comments you've sent along with your listings are being included with your entries on Skip's page.  These listings are by class.

NOTE:  Please check your entry for any errors and also check your graduation year.  Make the appropriate corrections to your listing (or if you see someone you know listed incorrectly) and please let me know via e-mail (or fill out a new form).   I've had a LOT of mail bounce back and have received reports from our alums that some of the listed e-mail addresses aren't correct even though they are brand new to the list.  If you need to make corrections to an existing listing, please use this link:


Click here to go to Reunion News

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