Graduates From Rockaway In 1942

Posted on December 22, 2001- Vivian (Gertzkis) Maskin's, daughter-in-law found a FRHS class ring from 1942 but can't make out the initials and hoped we could post the info on the website.  People can contact Viv at Click Here to Email .


Rosalind Koss Schacknow, Class of 1942, joins us from Boca Raton, Florida and writes the following.

I am #1265 who found your web site, otherwise known as Roz Koss Schacknow, Class of June 42. I was Secretary of the Senior Class and otherwise known as the Dinah Shore of Rose Street Mr Ludwig was principal when I entered and Monica Ryan was there at our graduation during the dark days of World War II. Our prom was held in the gym....Blackout curtains and all. But we all went to New York City when the ball was over and had a great time.

Anybody out there remember the so-called good old days?

Mr Zizowitz was the best English teacher...head of the Theater Club and in general loved by all and then he went and left us for Forest Hills High. Mr Tietze taught us economics....Ms Wilmot was a terrific Spanish teacher. Of course there was Matza Schwartz the football hero and heart throb...he is now a physician in Far Rockaway....that is if he hasnt retired.

Anyhow I will look around for some old pictures. Let's hear it for FRHS!!!!

Roz can be reached at

Thanks to Roz for writing. I look forward to receiving and posting any photos you may send. It looks as if Mrs. Ryan and Mr. Tietze bridged many generations. Thanks for your memories of FRHS. Did you know Edith Newman, Class of 1943 who also found this web site?

Altschuler, Lillian - Send Your Current Email Address - Rockaway Beach, NY


Basser, Bernice (Turoff) - Click Here to Email - Stockton, CA
I would love to hear from anyone who graduated around 1942.


Blate, Rhoda (Mogul) - Click Here to Email - East Norwich, NY


Bruen, Lucille (Gustafson) - Click Here to Email - Wantagh, NY


Cogan, Stanley - Click Here to Email - Bayside, NY - Posted February, 2008

Drechsler, Gladys - Click Here to Email - Pompano Beach, FL


Feuerstein, Milton - Deceased


Frankel, Herbert - Click Here to Email - Plainview, NY - Deceased, January, 2005


Friedman, Susan (Brownstein) - Send Your Current Email Address - Emerson, NJ


Gabelmann, Charles - - Mashpee, MA


Horowitz, Stanley - Click Here to Email - Columbus, OH

Isaacs, Terie (Gelberg) - Click Here to Email - Roslyn Heights, NY
I tried to e-mail an old classmate whose letter is printed with the class of '42 and it was sent back to me. Her name is Roz Schacknow, formerly Koss. Do you have a more recent address? My brother, Jack Isaacs was in the class of '38 and was editor of the Dolphin. He died in 1972. My husband, Fred Gelberg, I think class of '33 or '34 died in 2003. Does anyone have old copies of The Dolphin from the 30's or early 40s? These would mean a lot to me.


Karp, Herbert - Click Here to Email - La Jolla, CA - Updated March, 2008


Kingsley, Diane (Stern) - Click Here to Email - Baldwin Harbor, NY
Interested in any of my classmates from Jan. 1942


Koss, Rosalind (Schacknow) - - Boca Raton, FL


Lander, Bernard - Deceased


Lasser, Lucy (Salpeter) -  Click Here to Email - Neponsit, NY

Lazan, Florence (Weinrib) - Click Here to Email - Atlantic Beach


Leiner, Hortense (Stahl) - Click Here to Email - Lake Worth, FL


Littman, Charlotte (Schneider) - Send Your Current Email Address - Woodland Hills, CA


Nathan, Babette (Gurwitz) - Click Here to Email - Woodmere, NY


Robins, Joan (Hirsch) - Send Your Current Email Address - Roslyn, NY


Schuman, Louis - Click Here to Email - The Plains, OH
I am 74 years old and perhaps trying to recapture a little of some of the pleasant times of my life. Three years ago I took a trip to Far Rockaway. This is a town that I was born in as was my father. I went to P.S. 39 as did my mother and father. After not seeing Far Rock for about 15 years I was taken aback, to put it mildly. In any event, a little history. I married a local girl (Thelma Litt). We have a daughter Susan who married Howard Axelrod, all who graduated from FRHS. I have three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. I am retired and have been for 12 years. We spend 6 months in Florida and 6 in Ohio. As for hobbies I don't play golf, I don't shoot pool. We do manage to travel a bit.


Seid, Charles Jr. - Deceased, 2008

Simon, Milton - Click Here to Email - Lynbrook NY - Deceased January, 2015
Married Gloria Diamond, Jan. 1950; widowed 1954. Son, Mark, born 1953. Married Marilyn Tatz, Apr. 1956; widowed 2003. Daughter, Melanie, born 1957. Retired from Post Office as Postmaster, Lawrence Long Island. Now living in Lynbrook, NY.

Soldinger, Howard - Longwood, FL  - Deceased


Stahlman, Samuel -  Click Here to Email - Patchogue, NY


Suglia, Augustus - Click Here to Email - Cedarhurst, NY


Weinberg, Miriam (Winokur) - Click Here to Email - Hamburg, NY


Wolf, Herbert - Click Here to Email - Waitsfield, VT


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