Upcoming Reunion Information

Please continue to check this location for any news of upcoming reunions. If you are aware of any planned for the near future, please write and I will post it here.  Many of you have asked why I leave old information on this page.  The reason is that alumni viewing this site for the first time can see all of the reunion activity that has taken place in previous years.

Announcing the 125th Anniversary Celebration of Far Rockaway High School Scheduled for October of 2022

Class of 1965 - Reunion Update Posted on May 10, 2014
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Class of 1963 - Reunion Brunch
October 19, 2014
Sunny Atlantic Beach Club
Click Here for Details

Classes of 1973 - 76 (or thereabouts)
Party at the Porthole on May 17, 2014
Click Here for Details

Class of 1984 - 30th Year Reunion Planning Underway
Check out their Facebook page located at
FRHS '84 class of '84 30th anniversary reunion
or contact
Robby Schwach at Shasta2088@aol.com

Class of 1954 - 60th Year Reunion Being Planned for May 2, 2014
(Note: The reunion information page is animated and the background should look like blue shimmering water! If you cannot see the water move, switch browsers to either Firefox or Internet Explorer version 11.)

 Click Here to View the Page

This Fantastic Event has come and gone....Sorry if you missed it!!!
Class of 1963 - It's Time for Our 50th
September 28th, 2013 on Long Island

Class of 1962 Mini Reunion on February 23, 2013

All welcome to a West Coast mini-reunion for the class of 1962

Saturday, February 23, 2013 in Oakland at 4:00. Location to be announced

For more information, please contact Janet Saunders at



Class of 1963 - It's Time for Our 50th


Class of 1956 - Annual Mini-Reunion

The Westchester Country Club in Boynton Beach, Florida
for our Annual 1956 Mini Reunion
on February 10, 2013
between 12:00 and 4:00 p.m.
for a Buffet Luncheon
in Private Party Room.

Click Here for Details

Class of 1972 - 40 Year Reunion
Click Here for Details

February 16, 2013


Class of 1962
50th Reunion Scheduled for
Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
Click Here for Details


Florida Reunion Planned for Classes of 1950 - 1960 in Boca Raton on Saturday, January 28, 2012.  Click here for details.

Florida Reunion Planned for Classes of 1960 - 1965 in Boca Raton on Thursday, February 9, 2012.  Click here for details.

Reunion for Classes 1975 - 76 Being Planned

Updated on January 17, 2011

Cheryl (Lebish) Bruntel

Saturday, July 16 from 07:30 PM to 11:30 PM

Island Hills Country Club
458 Lakeland Ave Sayville, NY 11782

DETAILS: * $ 80.00 per person; $150 per couple. Price includes full buffet, open bar, DJ and a lot of fun!

THEME: 1970's. Feel free to dress retro or casual!

Please spread the word to other FRHS graduates of 1975 or 1976.

* Close to MacArthur Airport - free shuttle between the airport and hotel AND the hotel and party.
* Hotel - group rate of $ 119 per night: Holiday Inn Long Island-Islip Airport, 3845 Veterans Memorial Highway, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779; 631-471-0426. When making your reservations, tell them Far Rockaway HS 35th year reunion"

50% deposit is required asap to hold the reservation, balance due by June 30, 2011. SPACE IS LIMITED; first-come, first-serve. No payment at door.

Please mail check made payable to Cheryl Bruntel, to: 43 Ashworth Court, Fanwood NJ 07023. Paypal is also available if you pay the transaction fee (send me a private email for details: cherylbnj@yahoo.com 

Posted on October 5, 2010

The Annual 1956 South Florida Mini Reunion Sunday, March 6, 2011

It's that time again to plan for our Annual Gathering of the Gods and Goddesses of the graduates of 1956. It will be scheduled for March 6, 2011 at Prime Catch. "The Gathering Committee" have looked into many places during this year and none of the places (1) had their private party room to accommodate our group, (2) had the kind of foods we all enjoy on a Sunday afternoon, (3) is centrally located so all can get there with no problem and (4) is primo as far as location on the water. I'm asking you all for an early RSVP so I can get a handle on who will be attending. Thanks for your cooperation and we look forward to seeing you on March 6th.

For additional information about the reunion, Click Here.

Love Vivian   Email Address:   Datsviv38@aol.com 

Class of 1960 Reunion Planning Under Way

September 21, 2010

A tentative date for the 50th reunion of the class of 1960 to be held in New York City has been set for November 6, 2010. More information to follow!



Arline Rogoff Littman - arlinelit@aol.com
Eileen Gabriel Rothschild - Eileen_Rothschild2004@yahoo.com 


Posted on March 4, 2010

Class of 1985 Planning Its 25th Year Reunion
August 20 - 21, 2010 In New York

Click Here for Details

Sorry you missed it!


Posted on March 4, 2010

Class of 1959 Brunch Being Planned
New York City - April 10, 2010
11am to 3pm

Click Here for Details

Sorry you missed it!


Posted on February 13, 2010

April 24th 2010 Florida Reunion Planned
Includes Classes from 1955 - 1965

Click Here for Details

Sorry you missed it!


Updated on February 10, 2010

Florida Reunion Scheduled for August 28, 2010
Now to Include Classes from 1960 - 1975

Click Here for Details

Sorry you missed it!


February 6, 2010 - Update

Class of 1970 Planning a 40th Year Reunion

October 23, 2010 FRHS Class of 1970 40th Year Reunion        Click Here for Additional Details

Holiday Inn at JFK Airport - 8 - 1
Cost:  $100
Group Room Rate - $130.  $50 deposit required but February 28th. 
Also open to '69 & '71. Anyone interested please contact me at my e-mail address listed below or call 516-816-3045...thank you!

Ken Rappaport, FRHS 1970    Email Address:  kenkojak@hotmail.com or by phone at 516-816-3045

Reunion plans finalized for October 23, 2010 at the Holiday Inn at JFK for class of 1970 extended invitation to classes of 1969 and 1971.* Room rates for those from out of town $130.00 per night all inclusive. Block of rooms reserved please call Hotel for your reservation : 718- 659-0200. There will be a get together Friday night for those that wish to hang out. Reunion dinner Saturday night at a cost of $100.00 per person includes Hors D'oeuvres + 3 course meal, DJ to keep the party rocking and hopping and decorating the room, cash bar. We plan on a really fun night. If you have any special talent that can help enhance the night please let us know (entertainers etc.). We can use volunteers that would help put together a photo montage and we are open to suggestions for anything else to make this night most memorable. A showcase table is planned that will display items from Far Rockaway and school memorabilia (items needed so please loan us your memorabilia and you will get them back that night). Let us know what you intend to bring for the display. If you want to share any of your memories in written format please submit them to us via email or hard copy by post. We are trying to compile a pamphlet for everyone that night to take home with them.

* Please note we reserved a party room and need RSVP'S ASAP. This will allow us to gage the room size needed for event. We hope that if the party size grows the hotel will have available a larger space. Your early response and commitment will guarantee your spot. Therefore it is of utmost importance if you plan on coming let us know by the end of February. We would hate to turn people away because we can't accommodate them due to lack of room space.

Deposits - 50% deposits for dinner ($50.00 per person) are needed to hold your reservation. Balance will be due 2 weeks prior to event.

Deposits should be made out to and mailed to: Ken Rappaport please put on check frhs reunion: Ken Rappaport 49 Oxford Rd. East Rockaway, NY 11518.

For your information

Hotel offers:

2 restaurants Claudine’s which serves breakfast from 6am-11:30am & Le Bistro café /Bar which is open 11:30am -1am serving lunch & dinner.

Apre Lounge serves beverages and snacks from 11:30am-1:00am and has two large screen TV’s.

There is complimentary shuttle service to and from JFK airport which runs 24 /7.

A block of rooms have been reserved:

All Rooms have: Remote control cable TV, Pay Movies, 2 telephones, AM/FM alarm radio clock, Complimentary wireless Internet, Coffee maker, Dryer, Iron and ironing board.

The International Dinner Buffet for the big party:

Cash Bar

Hors D'oeuvres - Fresh Fruit Salad, International Cheese Board


String Bean Salad, Fresh Field Green Salad, Pasta Salad, Tomato & Mozzarella

Entree' :

Pan Seared Salmon with Mustard Sauce, Chicken Marsala, Sirloin. Sides of Rosemary Roasted Potatoes and Rice Pilaf, Medley of Vegetables

Assorted Cakes and Pies, Freshly Brewed Coffee, tea & Decaffeinated Coffee, Assorted Sodas

We are very excited and can't wait until the big night.

November 28, 2009

Florida Reunion being planned for classes of 1960-1970 on Saturday, August 28th 2010. 
Click Here for Details

November 25, 2009

FRHS Classes of 1955 thru 1965 are planning a Florida Reunion.  For information and contacts, please click here.

September 27, 2009


March 18-22, 2010 

Click on the link below for all of the details


June 19, 2009

Classes of 1988 and 1989

We are having our 20th year reunion on Friday July, 24th 7-10pm and would like to post the announcement on your website. Below is the following info:

FRHS Reunion Class of '88 & 89
Friday July 24th, 2009 7-10pm
Seqouia Restaurant
89 Fulton Street / South Street Seaport Pier 17 NYC
Tix are $50

Please send check or money order to:

Shanti Lanning
213 Pine Drive
Bayshore, NY 11706

Contact: ReBecca 347-204-3666/email: rtnv@yahoo.com

June 2, 2009

Class of 1970 is planning it's 40th reunion.  The tentative date is August 28, 2010.  If you are interested in helping plan the reunion, please contact Ken Rappaport at kenkojak@hotmail.com

FRHS Aruba Reunion for Classes 1950 through 1960
Posted on May 20, 2009

Class of 1965 Reunion Has Been Cancelled

FRHS Class of 1959 Announces Plans for Their 50th Anniversary Class Reunion
Updated on March 13, 2009

Posted June 24, 2008

The Class of 1982 Family and Friends Summer BBQ Bash."  Date is July 26.  Click here for details.

Posted on April 4, 2008

Class of 1982 Reunion Planning

Re-Posted on January 16, 2008

Class of 1958 is planning its 50th Year Reunion on November 8, 2008.  Click Here for Details

Posted on October 21, 2007

The Class of 1959's "almost" 50-year reunion has been cancelled

Posted on June 25, 2007

Class of 1982 planning a 25th year reunion.  Click here for details.

Posted on May 23, 2007

Class of 1981 reunion planning underway.  Click here for details.

Posted on September 11, 2006

Class of 1965 reunion planning underway.  Click here for details.

Posted on September 7, 2006

Hi my name is Benett Pearlman and I am organizing the Class of ' 82 25 Year Reunion.  If you are interested in participating or assisting please contact me.  I look forward to hearing from the Class of 1982.

Benett Pearlman     Email Address:  benettp@earthlink.net

Posted on August 20, 2006

I graduated beach channel High in 1986. They didn't have a 10yr reunion for us so I was wondering if anything was planned for the 20th year? If you have heard of anything please let me know.  Thanks. 

Richard Iasparo    Email Address:  miasparo@optonline.net

Posted on July 11, 2006

Classes of 1985 & 1986 are planning a reunion.  Click here for details

Posted on February 14, 2006

Class of 1976 is planning its 30th year reunion.  Click here for details.

Posted on January 30, 2006

Class of 1972 is planning a reunion in August, 2007.  Click here for details.

Posted on January 20, 2006


PURPOSE:    Mini Florida reunion for 1956 graduates

DATE: Sunday, February 11, 2007

TIME: 12 noon until we are all talked out and our bellies are full

PLACE:  Prime Catch (same place as last year) Delray Beach, FL (THE ROOM IS RESERVED)

Please bring your spouse/significant other or just come by yourself.  I will need a definite head count by the 1st of February.  You can order what you want from the menu and if I remember correctly last year we split the check.  You will be asked to pay for your own drinks. (This makes it only fair for the non-drinkers.) Dress is casual and comfortable.

Again, please pass this information on to those you know and are missing from my list. See you all on the 11th of February

Myrna Aarons Lackey  561-364-1022 or Cell: 561-252-9595.

Posted on January 14, 2006

Class of 1976 - Reunion Planning Underway

Hi and Happy New Year, Skip!

My name is Liz Pearsall (Schwartz) and I am a graduate of the Class of ’76.  I have gotten together with 2 other women from our grad class and we are attempting to get a 30 year Reunion going.  Could you please post something referencing this asking anyone interested to contact either myself @ imakeunuts@aol.com, Beth Larson (Gertler) @ nerdgirl11@aol.com, or Jeanie Corn (Steiker) @ chocolate4metoo@aol.com with their current home address, phone numbers, and best month for them to attend?  I’d really appreciate any help you give.  Also, would you kindly send me Carol’s e-mail address. Thanks so much!

Liz Pearsall (Schwartz)    Email Address:  imakeunuts@aol.com

Posted on March 11, 2005

Classes of 1955 and 1956 Announce Their Combined 50th Reunion Celebration

Posted on August 16, 2004
Anyone from the classes of 1963-1967(or any Rockawayite from that time) who wants to plan a reunion at the beach near Rockawayfor next Spring, please contact me.  Thanks. 
Ron Gelman, Class of 1965  Email Address:  rael@isp.com

Posted on August 6, 2004

I'm a Class of '89 Alumni, and would like to post on the upcoming reunion section of the farrockaway.com site.  We're planning a 15 year reunion in the fall/winter of 2004.  Anyone interested can email me. Thanks!

ReBecca Vachon     Email Address:rtnv@yahoo.com

Posted on April 1, 2003

The Class of 1955 is planning a December Cruise to Nassau, Bahamas.  Click here for details.

Posted on March 23, 2003

Hey Skip,  The information on the upcoming reunion, seems to have disappeared...Can you please post the following ...

The 1972 & 1973 30th year class reunion, will be held on Sat, 9/20/03 at the JFK Holiday Inn..the cost is $85 pp...for further information...please contact...Thelma or Diane at Reunions2Remember.com  516-944-2240
Thanks again for all your help

Michele Simon Blashka

Posted on December 17, 2002


Saturday, January 18, 2003
12:00 noon (should last until approximately 4:00 p.m)
Reef Restaurant
880 South Harbor Scenic Drive
Long Beach, CA

Click here for map of area

Menu will consist of a chicken dish and a pasta veggie dish.


Maryanne Edelstein Korn    Email Address:  trvlady2@aol.com   818-349-8369
Helen Probolsky Lander      Email Adderss:  helenbkpl@juno.com   949-857-9448

Posted on December 2, 2002

Kindly post on Reunion Page.

Reunion Planned for the Classes of 1950-1959.

Date:  Wednesday, July 16th to Monday, July 21, 2003


If you are interested, please email your name, maiden name if married, home address, day and night phone number and email address.

Contact:  Karen Klein Lutzker - Class of 59 - kla111660@aol.com

October 28, 2002

To all FRHS Alumni and their significant others:

We are planning a Holiday Party on Saturday, December 7th, 2002.  It is at  the  Quality Inn,  1208 North Ocean Boulevard Pompano Beach, Fl 33062. The Neptune is the name of the restaurant where the party will take place.
It is right on the beach, (Pompano)  There will be a live band and prices are very reasonable,  since it is in a hotel we can great room rates for those of us who want to make it a mini-vacation.

There are  3 options for the main course, which are:
1. Dolphin Francese over angel hair pasta.
2. Marinated Citrus Chicken Breast with lemon garlic rice
3. Veal Parm. w/ Angel hair pasta topped w/Marinara  Sauce

All dinners include Salad, Dessert, and Steamed Veggies the price is $21.95  There will be a CASH BAR.  THE ROOM RATE DEPENDS ON THE NUMBER OF ROOMS RESERVED $69 OR $59 (IF OVER 10 ROOMS)...

In order to reserve we need to know how many people will be attending the party.................so if you will be coming please let us know ASAP! and if you know anyone from Far Rockaway who has not received this email please pass it on!
Thank you.

Helene (Savitt) Mills    Email Address:   OBYTHESEA@aol.com

March 11, 2002

Hey Skip,  Sorry its taken me so long to get back to you.. can you please list the following about the 72-73 reunion.  Thanks for your help.

The planning has begun on a 30th year reunion for the classes of 1972 & 1973. It'll be held sometime in the summer of 2003. If anyone is interested in attending, they should contact Reunions Unlimited at info@reunions-unlimited.com

Michele Simon Blashka, Class of 1973

February 16, 2001

Hi Skip,

You are to be congratulated on the caliber of this web site. I enjoy going through every page on a regular basis and by doing so, I feel connected to my "roots".

On behalf of myself and a few other persons, I was wondering if this site could be used to attempt to establish contact with persons who were in the class of '51 at P.S. 106 Queens as we are attempting to put out feelers for a possible reunion of that class.

I am also attaching a class photo with names added to it. Perhaps you can place it on your site along with a note to contact either myself at: scoco@dslextreme.com or Sheldon Thaler at:

Many thanks for your consideration and of course for this site.


Richard Schwartz   Email address:  scoco@dslextreme.com

Click Here To View The Photo Of The PS 106 Graduating Class of 1951

Reunion Planned
For Classes of the 50's

I just received this note from Vivian Mintz Karow, Class 1954 tonight, October 28, 2001.  I realize it's short notice but want to pass it along to all of you in hopes that you can make it.

Hi Skip:

On the spur of the moment decided to do a reunion from the 1950's next Sunday Nov 4th, 2001 at 11:30am at Old Calaypso in Delray Beach.   I started making phone calls and got a great response.  Is there anyway you could put it on the net so anyone might pick it up?  If interested they can call me at 561-997-5226.

Thanks for any help you can give me.

Vivian Mintz Karow, Class of 1954    Email address:  BOBRIK@aol.com

Our Class of 1989 is planning a reunion for Summer/Fall of 2001.  We'd like to post this announcement in the upcoming reunion section of the farrockaway.com website.  Anyone who needs more info can contact me at:

Home: 718-771-2344
email: rtnv@yahoo.com

Thank you.

ReBecca Theodore
Class of 1989

Beach Channel High School Reunion

Far Rockaway/Rosedale Reunion

Kalen Neer Hezard, Class of 1970 writes the following;

Please post this for the graduating class of 1970.  Hopefully everyone knows by now there is a reunion 2000 in Florida next Summer.  Some members of the class of 70 would like to have their own  30 Year reunion on Friday night at the Radisson.  If enough people participate, then definite plans will be made.  Let's really make this  a weekend we won't forget for a long time.  E-mail myself, Kalen Neer Hezard at klgtoo@aol.com or Shari Horne Marino at  obythesea@aol.com.  See you there.

ReBecca Theodore, Class of 1989 writes the following;

Dear Skip,

Our class is planning a ten year reunion for October 1999 in NYC--American Park Cafe at Battery Park.  We'd like to post this announcement in the upcoming reunion section of the farrockaway.com website.  Anyone who needs more info can contact me at:

work: 212-474-5258
home: 718-703-2453
email: rtheodore@nwayer.com

We'll also run an ad in the local paper, The Wave.  Any questions, feel free to contact me.  Thanks so much....

ReBecca Theodore

Hi Skip!

It's Helene (Savitt) Mills, Class of 65.  Our Plans Have Now Been Finalized, the Contract Has Been Signed and We Are Going Full Speed Ahead with Our Reunion Here in Florida.  We Would Appreciate Your Posting it on the Web:

        Reunion 2000
        Classes 1960-1975
        July 29 & 30, 2000
        Radisson Bahia Mar Beach Resort
        Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

If Interested in Attending Please Send Email to Helene (Savitt) Mills at Hmbooks@aol.com with Your Name and Address So We Can Put You on Mailing List.

Skip, We Will Update You with More Information as We Get It.  Thanks and Regards and Hopefully We Will See You There - it Looks like it Is Going to Be Fabulous!!!!!!!!!!


Marc Briller, Class of 1964, joins us and writes the following.

Hi Skip,

 Thanks for your efforts in establishing and maintaining the wonderful Far Rockaway web-site. I've spent many joyous hours browsing the site. I've been trying to learn whether the class of 64 will be having a 35th reunion this year. 35 years is certainly worthy of a special reunion event but can't seem to find any information on possible plannned event. Please notify me if you have any knowledge of such a reunion.

If you have any information about a 35th reunion for the Class of 1964, Mark can be reached at MIBRIL@aol.com

Karen (Klein) Lutzker, Class of 1959 , joins us and writes the following.

Dear Skip,

 I am hoping to have a 40-yr. reunion for the Class of 1959 and would like you to post the information on your web site. I can be reached at kal11660@aol.com or by phone at: 516-979-9178.

Thanks for posting this.

Helene Mills, Class of 1965, joins us from Florida and writes the following.

We are in the planning stages of another South florida reunion - hopefully for classes of 1960 -75 to take place in the summer of 2000. We would like the event to take place at a beach hotel on a summer weekend. We are open to suggestions/comments, etc.

 If interested and have anything to share please contact me - Helene (Savitt) Mills.

Helene can be reached at hmbooks@aol.com.

The first meeting of the FRHS DC/Baltimore Alumni Chapter was held on Friday, January 23, 1998 at the Old Ebbitt Grill in Washington, DC. The following alumni attended: Norma Herschhorn Jones, Abby Propis Simms, Alan Tolk, Sol Glasner and Joy Saldinger Goldberg. Due to the success of the first get-together, the group will meet again on Tuesday, March 17, 1998, 6:30 p.m. at the China Chef Restaurant, 11323 Georgia Avenue, Wheaton, MD. Please contact Joy Saldinger Goldberg 73 at joyg@annap.infi.net if you wish to attend.

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