Graduates From Rockaway In 1977

Mitchell Benson, Class of 1977, joins us from Coconut Creek, FL and writes the following:

Got married in 1989 and have one child, Craig, who is now 2 years old. Craig was adopted in September 1996 when he was 5 months old from Shaktie, Russia. (What a trip)

 Working for the North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System at the Forest Hills location doing physician credentialing. B.S. degree in Political Science - 1989 from LIU Master's certification in Gerontology - 1997 - Studying for my New York State Nursing Home Administrators licensure test.

Update - Hope all is well with everyone. I would be happy to hear from any of my old classmates. Living is S. Florida, married, 2 kids (a son, 7 and a daughter 4 - going on 23).

Mitchell can be reached at

Barry, Maureen (Hubschmitt) -  - Arverne, NY
Just wanted to say hi.

Benson, Mitchell -  - Coconut Creek, FL

Bergrin, Gary - Send Me Your Current Email Address - Ozone Park, NY

Berland, Marc - - Orlando, FL
I miss Far Rockaway and my good old friends. I love Far Rockaway, P.S. 215, & JHS 198. I am Marc Berland; my best friend was Ricky Laplaca, (Wavecrest 2008 & 2020)Website:

Berman, Maria (Koby) -  - Cooper City FL

Berman, Marc - - Toledo, OH
HEY. I miss all my great teachers, Miss Vice, I miss you the most, Email me!!!  I'm looking for, Ira Schwartz, Barry Jacobs, Robin Roscoff, Marla Karron, Beth Hamberger, Brian Meida. I miss all of you, wish you all well!!! Would love to hear from you. Email me at

Bertolino, John - - Lewis Center, OH

Blackman, Keith -  - Glendale, AZ

Blume, Audrey (Farber) -  - Roslyn, NY

Browdy, Michael -  - Forest Hills, NY

Burte, Wayne -  - Oceanside, NY

Cahn, Marc - - Oceanside, NY - Updated March, 2011

Caligiuri, Tom -  - Fairport, NY

Cohen, Ephram -  - San Francisco, CA

Connors, Mary -  - Staten Island, NY

Connors, Tony -  - New York, NY

Dallago, Karen (Barnofsky) -  - Merrick, NY 

DeAlto, Carl -  - East Rockaway, NY

Diodati, Joseph -  - Crystal River, FL

Edelson, Joshua - - Basking Ridge, NJ - Updated July, 2012
Look forward to catching up with anybody interested in contacting me.

Eisenstadt, Lori -  - Brooklyn, NY
I remember Beach 117th St.; does anyone else remember? I remember Ginos Pizza, The Holiday House, P.S. 215 & JHS 198 and some teachers from JHS like Mr Gutis. I'm looking for Fran from Beach 117th St. Kathy Buff, Wayne Rosen, the Triplets and Gina Prezioso. I would love to hear from anyone who remembers or knows of these places and people. My brother was Keith Eisenstadt.

Eiskowitz, Jeffrey - - Bellmore, NY

Evans, Steven -  - Pittsburgh, PA

Freindlich, Steve - Aberdeen, NJ - Updated October, 2010

Gertz, Lucy -  - Shutesbury, MA

Gitlitz, Iris (Lamirata) - Oceanside, NY - Deceased, 2010

Gottlieb, Michael - - Fresh Meadows, NY
"Our memories of the ocean will linger on, long after our footprints in the sand are gone." Hi to all my old friends from Far Rockaway! Was there ever a better place to grow up?

Greenblum, Gayle (Kirschenbaum) -  - Oceanside, NY

Griminger, Stuart - - NY

Groman, Fran (Freeman) -  - Lynbrook, NY - Deceased 2009
Over the years growing up and graduating from PS 42, JHS 198 and from FRHS has really brought back some very special memories. I never want to forget them or the people who made them happen.

Gunnerson, Robert -  - Wiainae, HI
Aloha, I went to FRHS 74, 75 & 76. My family and I then moved to Texas, what culture shock. So I got to graduate from Redneck U. I still consider FRHS my school. I'm a surviver of St. Mary's also. Those two fine facilities of higher learning made me the man I am today.....I think I have a law suit. Of course I'm kidding, what wonderful memories have been brought up as I go through the names of best buddies, big crushes and places that have long been forgotten. I live In Hawaii now...always the beach bum. I would love to here from any of the gang.

Hand, Steve - - Edison, NJ - Updated March, 2011

Harris, Jeffrey B. -  - Wichita, KS

Herbert, Ann (Roszina) - Send Me Your Current Email Address - Acworth, GA

Herbert, Maura (Mirabito) -  - East Weymouth, MA

Hirsch, Howard -  - Scarsdale, NY

Hirsch, Randy - - South Bellmore, NY - Updated January, 2008

Johnson, Denise (Imbrenda) -  - Tuckerton, NJ

Kalmowitz, David -  - Hasbrouck Heights, NJ

Kaye, Bennett -  - Long Beach, NY

Kolodny, Debra - - Silver Spring, MD
Still have the salt air in my lungs, the crashing waves in my veins and the endless sky in my heart. Wishing everyone the best.

Lee, Lance - - Vestal, NY

Leray, George -  - No City Listed, NJ

Lichtner, Shari -  - Fairfield, CT

Lieberman, Stephanie -  - Old Bridge, NJ
After graduating, I moved upstate to the Catskills studying music. I also got a recreation job working with DDMR young adults. I continued working and living up state for ten years. I moved to Jersey 1988. 1992, I received my BA in Recreation Administration/Therapeutic Recreation . I am currently working as a Director of Therapeutic Recreation and Volunteer Services. This year I started working on my Masters in Public Administration/Health Services Administration.

Maher, Frances (Phelan) -  - Babylon, NY
Just stopped by to see what was going on and would love to hear from anyone who would like to e-mail or if anybody would like to get in touch with Maureen (Moe) Kearney you can e-mail us at

Maloney, Bridget - - Cedarhurst, NY
Running NYC Marathon (4 in a row).....Miss the old days.   P.S. St. Camillus is having a huge reunion in late October.

Mangham, Steve -  - Lawrenceville, GA

Maskin, Lisa (Sherman) -  - Commack, NY
Since the WTC tragedy it has made us all think of how lucky we are and how much we have to be grateful for. It has made Al and me reflect on all the people we knew and loved from Rockaway, and all the great times we had. We may all have gone in different directions, but we can never forget "Far Rock". We hope this message finds all of you and your loved ones safe and sound and for those that have incurred a tragic loss our thoughts and prayers are with you.   Lisa (Maskin) Sherman and Al (Alvin) Sherman

Matza, Renee (Kornfeld) -  - - Merrick, NY

Mermelstein, Helene -  - Long Beach, NY
Hi, It's Helene Mermelstein...use to hang with everyone at 17th St....Jeff's sister.

Miranda, Nancy (Stone) -   or  - Short Hills, NJ
Website located at

Molinari, Lillian -  - Boonton, NJ

Murphy, Pat -  - Thousand Oaks, CAI attended FRHS from '73 to '77 but left in April of my senior year; would love to hear from anyone who remembers the good times.

Nelson, Lorna (Scales) - Baton Rouge, LA - Deceased, 2010
I would like to know who is the class president for the class of 1977.  Unfortunately, I was never informed about the 10th reunion, 20th reunion of the 100th year reunion of the school.  Please keep me updated.  I now live in Baton Rouge, LA.  Class of 77, contact me.

Newman, Mark - - Staten Island, NY - Updated September, 2016
Life has been interesting, I was on the United States Judo Team for 3years, and have competed all over the world. would love to hear from the people I graduated with.

O'Rourke, Jim -  - Dallas, TX

Ostroy, Andy -  - Atlantic Beach, NY

Parisi, Fred -  - Cocoa, FL

Pearlman, Cari (Elpren) -  - Woodbury, NY

Piraino, Ann Marie (Kantor) -  - St. Augustine, FL - Updated July, 2008
Hi,this is AnnMarie; if anyone out there would like to say hi, e-mail me back. Having a good time in Florida.

Pollock, Nancy (Korn) -  - East Patchogue, NY

Porcella, John - - Jacksonville, FL

Rachlin, Randy -   - Baldwin Harbor, NY

Randall, Marc -  - Poughkeepsie, NY

Rodrigues, Albert -  - Seaford, NY

Samotin, Nancy -  - New York, NY

Sanches (Greer), Donald -  - Shenzhen, China

Serra, Diana (Lim) -  - Staten Island, NY

Sherman, Carol (Rosario) -  - Boynton Beach, FL

Shulman, Heidi -  - New York, NY

Slovney, Shari (Brunning) -  - Farmingdale, NY

Spudic, Michael -  - Forest Hills, NY
Greetings to all Rockaway-connected people of good will!  May this special peninsula continue to resonate in our lives and inspire us all to bigger acts of kindness and understanding.

Strauss, Kathleen (Cleary) -  - Harbor Isle, NY

Tinn, Eric - - Bridgewater, NJ

Wallace, Barbara (Caracciolo) -  - Pearland, TX
Graduated in 1977 and went to Buffalo State College. I moved to Texas in 1981. I am married and have a daughter. I would love to hear from anyone who graduated in has been a very long time. I was on the swim team. Mr.Green was the coach ....anyone remember that?  I come home to visit my family once a year.... happy 2006 to all !!!

Walz, Christina (Walz-Rios) -  - Northern VA/Washington DC area - (BCHS)
Would like to hear from anyone I knew either from Beach Channel or Far Rockaway High School or even JHS 180.

Wiesner, Craig -  - Daly City, CA

Yules, Donna (Kenney) -  - Cedarhurst, NY 

Zuckerbrod, Amy (Klein) -  - Plainview, NY

Zuckerman, Karen (Sameroff) -  - York, PA


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