Graduates From Rockaway In 1950

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Marilyn (Schain) Hirsch, Class of 1950, joins us and writes the following.

We are using our niece's screen name since we don't have e-mail. Our niece also happens to be Hal's daughter. Hal was the owner of Hal's Luncheonette.

I graduated in 1950 from FRHS. I would like to be in touch with grads of that era. I have many memories to share of Far Rockaway, of my brother Hal's luncheonette and the beach.

We recently attended a FRHS reunion in Boca Raton, FL for years 1949 to 1956. There were some students who worked for Hal and we often wonder what has become of them. Some of the folks we wonder about are: Joel Gerstle (we think he relocated to Washington), Marilyn Newman Tulgan (where are you?); other names escape us at the moment but we would be interested in getting in contact with them.

Marilyn can be reached at her niece's e-mail address which is

Thanks to Marilyn for writing. I look forward to receiving some memories and maybe a few photos. Now that you've used this technology, you'll have to get your own computer and e-mail address so you can keep in touch with us.

Auerbach, Jerry - - Del Mar, CA

Baumgarten, Sidney - - New York, NY

Becker, Leslie - - Delray Beach, FL

Berger, Richard J. - - Canton, GA
Would like to hear from any one who remembers "Richie Berger" from 1950.

Bernhard, Harry B. - - Palm Beach Gardens, FL - Updated May, 2008
There is an active group of FRHS Alums from the early 50s in the North Palm Beach County Area- Neil Waltzer and his wife Norma, George Victor, Larry Levey , Buzzy Hoffner, Howard Blum, Lou Deutsch  and Sandy Newman a few. If you want to be included in our get-togethers, please let me know.

Bloch, Ralph - Send Me Your New Email Address - Keswick, VA

Brier, Gil - - Beverly Hills, FL

Darter, Joan (Fegelman) - - Manchestercenter, VT
Skip, what a wonderful site. Thanks for the memories. Looking for old friends from P.S. 39 class of 1946 and FRHS class of 1950.

DeMois, Joan R. (Kelly) - - Bennington, VT
Would love to hear from fellow classmates.

Denenberg, Barbara "Bobbe" Karpay - - Tampa, FL
I have to really go back in time...graduated with Sue Carol Ludacer, P.S. 156 in June, 1946, then graduated Far Rockaway H.S. in 1950. My name back then was Barbara Denenberg "Bobbe"and my address was 137-33 231st. My brothers are Byron, Bruce and Steve Denenberg. I belonged to Omega Pi Lambda and loved being part of everything at the Laurelton Jewish Center.  I married George who also went to P.S. 156 and then Far Rockaway (1946).  His brother Joel is also P.S. 156 and FRHS. They lived 137 227 St.  We all live in Tampa, Florida since 1959. We were almost pioneers!

Donchey, Ed - - Orange, CA - Updated October, 2014
Love to hear from old friends.

Donner, Renee (Kravit) - - Plantation, FL
Formerly Skolnick & Kravit Jewelers on Central Ave. in Far Rockaway. We have been in business and producing fine diamond jewelry in Florida since 1974.

Edelstein, Elaine (Abes) - - Boynton Beach, FL - Updated January, 2009

Feinberg, Sondra (Alpert) - - Hollywood, FL
I lived in Arverne and Graduated FRHS in 1950. I now live in Florida and would like to hear from some of my classmates especially Marilyn Miller Rosen. I was married to David Alpert also from FRHS who passed 20 years ago.  My email is My brother turned me on to your site and I am hopeful that I will hear from not only my classmates but anyone who remembers me Thanks a lot.

Feldman, Seth - - Boynton Beach, FL- Deceased, 2011  
Would love to hear from those in our years-- a group of Rockawayites have formed the ROMEOS (Rockaway Old Men Eat Out).  Love to have more for the group--we're in Palm Beach County FL.

Gandin, Selma (Tannenbaum) - - Lido Beach, NY
Never quite shook the Rockaway sand out of my shoes.  We have been living in Lido on the beach for 25 yrs after sojourns in Hawaii, and Rockland County.  Even our Hawaiian friends envy our great sandy south shore beaches!!!  Although the Rockaway we knew really doesn't exist anymore this web site does help us remember the good old days.

Gold, Melvin - Send Me Your New Email Address - Marlton, NJ

Goldstein, Marcia (Moss) - - Reston, VA


Grossman, Millie (Hochhauser) - - Boca Raton, FL

Hollich, Stephen E. - - Huntsville, AL

Kaufman, Florence (Jaffa) - - Charlotte, NC


Kolbrener, Peter - - Westport, CT

Kollinger, Richard - - Dallas, TX
My classmate and still my best friend is Neil Waltzer.   Web site located at

Levey, Lawrence - - Toledo, OH - Posted May, 2008

Levine, Siggy - Deceased

Lieber, Isabel (Gray) - - Carmel CA

Ludacer, Sue-Carol (Nussbaum) - - Naples, FL

Mandel, Frederick - - New York, NY

Matzner, Bruce - - San Jose, CA
What's happening for our 50th Anniversary in 2000?

Miller, Larry - - Atlantic Beach, NY

Miller, Shelton B. - - Aventura, FL - Posted January, 2008

Ornstein, Donald - Send Me Your New Email Address - Eugene, OR

Ray, Theodore - - Oceanside, NY

Reisenbach, Sanford "Sandy" - - Beverly Hills, CA

Reisman, David - Send Me Your New Email Address - Palm Coast, FL
Moved from Arverne to Forest Hills to Commack to Suffern to Hackensack to Dallas to Palm Coast. Like tennis, boating, jogging.  I would very much welcome hearing from other classmates from the 1950 class.

Rivara, Hilda (Taylor) - - Quakertown, PA - Updated August, 2011

Rosenberg, Joan (Weissbluth) - - Lanesboro, MA - Updated July, 2009

Schaffer, Irene - - Marlton, NJ

Schain, Marilyn (Hirsch) - - Coral Springs, FL

Scheiner, Phyllis (Mentle) - - New York, NY - Updated October, 2011

Sickmon, Ann (Raab) - - Palm City, FL - Posted October, 2008

Silverstein, Lois (Werner) - - Boca Raton, FL
We spend the winter months in Boca Raton, and the summer months in Sharon, Pennsylvania.We have lived in Sharon for all our married life, and it is about as far West as you can get and still be in Pennsylvania. Would like to get on a mailing list for reunions in the Palm Beach area.

Simon, Phyllis B. - - North Bethesda, MD

Stieglitz, Aaron - - Roswell, GA - Updated April, 2022
Graduated from Pratt Institute in 1956 with Bach. of Architecture degree. Completed 2 years active duty as 1st lieutenant with 82nd Engr. Battalion. Was employed 31 years as licensed architect with Port Authority of NY & NJ- Was the Planning Architect for the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. Currently residing in Roswell, GA near a daughter and grandsons.

Surnamer, Lyn (Bennett) - Boynton Beach, FL - Deceased

Thaler, Joyce (Robbins) - - Lawrence, NY


Varrone, Anthony - Rockaway Beach, NY - Deceased on October 1, 2002
I was an ex GI.  I went back to school in 1949 after discharge.  After graduation I joined the carpenters union and married Muriel Strauss and had four daughters. All married. And now have eight grandchildren. Widowed in May of '99.

Victor, George - - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
I am happily retired and living the good life in Florida. Am looking forward to contacting some of my classmates and hope that there will be a 50th anniversary next year.

Wachspress, Donald (Wachs) - - Huntington, NY - Posted May, 2008

Wacks, Ronald - 1950 - - Philadelphia , PA - Updated December, 2011

Waltzer, Neil - - Tequesta, FL

Weisbard, Herbert - - Carbondale, CO

Weiss, Barbara (Franklin) - Menlo Park, CA
My husband, Dick Franklin, was also a FRHS grad (class '49).  He died in 1997.

Zalkin, Mel - Wanaque, NJ - Updated November, 2009


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