Graduates From Rockaway In 1946

Robert "Bob" McAleese, Class of 1946, joins us from Palm Coast, Florida and writes the following.

Hi Skip,

Your Far Rockaway HS web pages are great. I only recently received the notice of the reunion and am sorry that I will be unable to attend.

I graduated in 1946 as an absentee. My graduation was supposed to be in 1945 but I went into the US Coast Guard in 1945 where I earned the credit I needed for graduation. A few years after I got out of the service I attended Pace Collage and received a degree in accounting. I went to work for NY Telephone, then AT&T, Bell Labortories, Bell Communications Research, and then back to NYNEX where I retired in 1991.

I am still in contact with some FRHS graduates whom I still see from time to time. They are Bob Boyland, Ken Altman, Al Ott and a few others - I can't think of their names at the moment.

Most of my time at FRHS was spent on the swimming team and attempting to avoid classes as much as possible. Richie Sierer was our coach and he also was the coach for the rifle team. One thing I hated was having to go into the pool on Monday mornings in the winter as the pool water was freezing due to the heat being shut off all weekend.

Hopefully some of my FRHS friends will see this and contact me.


Bob McAleese

Bob can be reached Click Here to Email

Thanks Bob for your letter and memories of Far Rockaway High School.

Amster, Marilyn (Klugman) - Send Me Your Current Email Address - Rockville Centre, NY


Bisk, Benjamin - Click Here to Email - Oceanside, NY
Would like to communicate with some of my former classmates who knew me.


Cohen, Sylvia (Horowitz)  - Click Here to Email - Columbus, OH

Cohn, Gloria (Garfinkel) - - Pompano Beach, FL
Graduated Far Rockaway High School in 1946. Married 63 years on Sept 11...7 grandchildren and 1 and a half great-grandchildren.  Also would like to contact Larry Kandel (sister I think was Patricia), Richard April, Howard Goldston, Chauncy Grey, Beverly Schatzberg Husband Irwin's brother is Burton Garfinkel.

Curtis, William - - Cranford, NJ
FRHS Was a wonderful school. My mother attended about 1913, didn't graduate because her father felt she could get employed sooner if she attended a business school. I graduated in 1946. I was a member of our Championship Rifle Team for 3 years, and Captain of the team in my senior year. I joined the Navy in 1946, was a Plane Captain in a Fighter Squadron based in San Diego, then aboard the Aircraft Carrier Valley Forge. Our ship made an around the world voyage. I was discharged in 1949, but was recalled to active duty in August, 1950 (Korean War) and was shipped to Japan to rejoin the Valley Forge and spent till December when we returned to the USA.  Shipped out again aboard the Carrier Essex and operated off Korea until May, 1952. Discharged as an Aviation Machinist Mate 2nd Class (E5).  Hired by IBM in 1953 as a Field Engineer and worked 39 years in Manhattan in the Insurance and Brokerage industries. Retired in 1992 as an Area Designated Support Specialist. Own a home in Cranford NJ, and a home in Breezy Point NY. Am very active, hunt, fish, write, and can repair just about anything that breaks.

DeMois, Vernon - Click Here to Email - Montgomery, TX


Dillon, Martin - Click Here to Email - Merrick, NY


Faber, Rosalie (Beal) - - New York, NY


Feinstein, Sonya (Sonny) (Smith) - Click Here to Email - New York, NY


Fleischer, Joyce (Edelman) - Click Here to Email - Mission Hills, CA

Frankel, Minerva "Mickey" (Sanger) - Click Here to Email - Belle Harbor, NY
Please write to me c/o my daughter, Robin Sanger Baumgarten at the above email address.

Gare, Ivan D. - Click Here to Email - New York, NY


Holzman, Marvin - Click Here to Email - Long Beach, CA


Kaufman, Myron - Click Here to Email - Atlantic Beach, NY


Klein, Murray (Korda) - Deceased


Leshansky, Jules - Send Me Your Current Email Address - Amarillo, TX


Litt, Thelma (Schuman) - Click Here to Email - The Plains, OH
My husband Louis, a FRHS alum in 1946 and I are now retired and live half the year in Ohio and half in Florida.


Lobel, David "Danny" - - Atlanta, GA - Updated January, 2014
Love to speak to any football players who played under coach Irving Reznik in 1945.


Mahler, Perry - Deceased


Mallis, Seymour - Click Here to Email - La Jolla, CA


McAleese, Robert - Click Here to Email - Palm Coast, FL


Messinger, Marilyn (Motzkin) - Click Here to Email - Boca Raton, FL - Posted July, 2008

Nadel, Leatrice (Yelman) - Click Here to Email - Fort Lauderdale, FL


Piazza, Anthony - Click Here to Email - Long Beach, NY
I would like to hear from any classmates who remember our years at FRHS.


Pike, Julian - Click Here to Email - Savannah, GA - Deceased, 2007
When I registered the last time prior to the 100th Ann. Nothing was ever mentioned about the returning WW2 Veterans to FRHS. I was one and also was in the first Graduating class of Veterans. Thought this info might be of interest to you. I am still in contact with many friends from FRHS and loving every minute. You're right, there was no better place to grow up than Rockaway.


Pollack, Barbara (Kahn) - Click Here to Email - Alameda, CA


Radest, Howard - - Hilton Head, SC

Rosenblum, Robert - Click Here to Email - Jericho, NY


Rosenstein, Marvin (Rosten) - Deceased - Februarry, 2011


Russnow, Edwin - Alpine, NJ - Deceased


Sakowitz, Sheldon - New York, NY - Deceased, May 2004


Stoner, Dorothy - Send Me Your Current Email Address - New York, NY
Would love to hear from my old classmates. I don't have a computer at home so my nephew who found this site is placing this listing for me. Feel free to call (212) 794-8853.


Vlahov, Edward - - Ajijic, Jalisco - Mexico - Deceased
It is with incredible sadness that I report the passing of Ed Vlahov, a graduate of FRHS, class of 1946. Ed was such a true friend, guide and mentor to me. His love of life, and of writing and for his school and his hometown of Far Rockaway were such incredible qualities that I so much admired and sought to emulate. My wife Barbara and I are so grateful to have such wonderful memories from our visit with Ed and his beautiful wife Lois down in their lovely home and paradise in Ajijic, Mexico several years ago. We will miss him dearly.  Marty Nislick

Website:   -  Entered CCNY uptown with Sy. Lefkowitz, David Lawson & Bert Langfur, B.S. in Pharm, Howard U. then Rutgers for Masters & U of Tor. Became Canadian in '69, owned-operated two supermarket drugstores & retired Mexico in '88. Wrote for CDN stage, TV & magazines. Tackled novels in Mexico, 4 published, especially 'A Candle Before Midnight', Far Rockaway in the '40's. Book review appeared in 'The Wave', Rockaway's newspaper in August 2009. Further Bio and book listing on UNDER - Fiction.

White, Elaine (Ez) (Haas) - Click Here to Email - Monroe Township, NJ


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