THE NILES TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1961
Bob Selby
Mitch Melamed
Ken Norgan
Stuart Goodman
Lynn Ravine Chestler
Dale Green Kane
Inez Tivin
Keith Anderson +!
Marsha Silverman Serlin
Joy Leon Gorodess
Howard Moldofsky
Marti Council Corcoran
Denny Crosby
Heloise Corman Nathan
Micki Brost
Bob Deck
Carol Whisler Morris
​Leslie Lerner Gallay
Pat Rice Foss
Jim Copeland
Marcia Siegel Greenberg
Bill Fisher
Pam Meltzer Schemke
Bud Morten
Dick Peterson
Donna Wold Smith
Dave Recher
Ginny Thomas Schubert
​Irene Karpman Lerner +1
Jim Puccinelli
Pam Engstrom Harper
Zelda Rest Goodman
Deborah Van McConnell
Iris Daglas
Judy Viere Weisenberg
Louise Christensen Jacobson
Earl Pollack
Susan Slotten Palmer
Carole Senger Pakulski
Yvonne Belue Manahan
Mary Ellen Des Enfants Gavin
Tod Wise
Steve Schada
Eileen Nechtman Sonenthal
Steve Elkins
Jim Nardi
Marshall Claassen
Carol Woods Houston
Karen Stryker Boyesen
Marilyn Lees Reinish
Lloyd Kuehn
Diane Zahn Boran
Ron Ficks
Marilyn Wegl 
Nancy Eaman Galyean
Steve Schada +1
Bob Sarnoff +1
Ken Williams +1
Bruce Dilg +1
Jim Miresse
Gari-Sue Greene Chappell
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The committee is excited about the next move heading toward our 60th reunion. The reunion will be held at Pinstripes inNorthbrook. We put a deposit on the Ballroom and we will be getting a list of nearby hotels.  The main event will be on Saturday, August 7, 2021 (Less than a year away). Some of our costs will be absorbed by the balance in our account left over from the 50th. As you can see we have over 120  classmates indicating their interest in attending. With guests this number will be over 200. The 60th will be our last organized gathering of this scope and I hope you don't miss it. We have been fortunate to have had so many reunions since graduation allowing us to keep in touch with our old friends. Don't let this one slide by. Keep sending in your current pictures for me to display on the border so we can recognize each other again
This is the list of classmates showing interest in attending the 60th Reunion August 7, 2021 (to have your name added please email (keithanderson30@gmail.com)
Judy Kadish Simon
Steve Wray +1
Rochelle Freeman-Zuninga
Susan Seedorf Strong
Sharon Brei Chapman
Sandi Schoene Metzinger
Chuck Scharf
Jan Williams Eddleman +1
Paul Herrmann
Diane Reichert Hansen
Val Iversen Wiker
​Karen Vedder
Rennie Jaeger Walz
Larry Racana
Barb Mario Jozwiak
​Liz Stapelfeld Sisneros
Dennis Dahl
Bob Nieder
Earl Pollack
Stan Anderson
Ellen Winer
Margo Berkson Berg +1
Sandy Goldman Lerner
Barry Weinstein
Alice Thorsen Kassen
Mike Honig
Dianne Layden
Joel Openheim
Bruce Mau
Dave Howard
​Ron Hauser
​Bronson Davis
Sheila Cunningham Pientka
Nancy Reading Frank
Judy Verhunce Girard
Rosanne Schiff Ball
Bud Rifkin
Bill Barker
Jim Colitz
Mike Adler
Diane Zahn Boran
Bob Polster
Mike Rothholz
Rod Bartels
Marvin Feinberg
Bob Garro
Sandi Anderson Kasen
Sandy Weise O'Brien
Judy Meyers Cronin
Don Peterson
Freddie Strauss Lieberman
Ken Ehrensaft
Sue Alport Ludtke
Al Martin
Carol Virgilio Kruse
Ann Davis
Jim Nelson +1
Greer Ksodon Braun +1
Sandi Hartman Leef +1
Howard Bernstein +1
Frank Friedman +1
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FLASHBACK
Rev. Dick Selby
Carol Whisler Morris
MaryEllen DesEnfants Gavin
Pam Engstrom Johnson Harper
Liz Stapelfeld Sisneros
Sandi Schoene Metzinger
Sue Seedorf Strong
Larry Proft
Chuck Scharf
Larry Racana and Jim Nelson
Mitch Melamed
Sue Bennett Ruhnke
Bob Selby
Marti Council Corcoran
Dick Peterson
Keith Anderson
Bob Nieder
Yvonne Belue Manahan
Joel Openheim
Alice Thorsen Kassen and Frank
Just 318 days to go until our 60th Reunion
Sandi Schoene Metzinger and Chuck Scharf
Jim Nelson with Diane to the left
Larry (Rocco) Racana with Mary Lou
Ron Johnson, Rochelle (Rocky) Laskov Zuniga with Jorge
!/2 Val Iversen Wiker, Karen Vedder and Jim Nardi
Denny Crosby, Val Iversen Wiker and Karen Vedder
Dennis Dahl, his wife and Denny Crosby
Some interesting statistics about our birthdays This is based on the 304 birthdays.  If you go on the website and go to BIRTHDAYS to see if you are listed let me know if you don't find your name and I will enter it. If you don't know the password email me and I'll send it to you.
Classmates born in 1942---20
Classmates born in 1944---23
Classmates born in 1943---261
Biggest birth month---June---34 (September, October conception)
Lowest birth month---March---21.(May, June conception)
Most 1942 births---December---10
Fewest 1942 births---6 tied with 0
Most 1944 births---January---7
Fewest 1944 births---5 tied with 0
Rosanne Schiff Ball
Howard Bernstein
Micki Reich Brost
Judy Meyers Cronin
Freddie Straus Lieberman
Bobbi Goldstein Alter
Patricia Vollmer Aldworth
I have been going to the birthday page and sending birthday wishes to our classmates. You can do the same. If you need their email addresses they are listed on the DIRECTORY page. To find what state they are in go to the CLASSLIST page.   
Ann Davis
Stan Anderson and his wife Suzanne
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Jan Williams and Mike
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Ken Norgan, Marsha Silverman Serlin and Mitch Melamed
Frank Friedman and his wife Rachel
Why come to the reunion? It is certainly not to glory in the campus and
walk the halls of our beloved alma mater. There is no campus; there are no halls.
Niles Township High School is a grand memory. We were the last of the Mohegans.
(The Trojan mascot limped along until the successor school, Niles East, was also
closed.) Of the original 925 graduates, 756 survive, and of that number 60 are
lost to even the intrepid searching talents of Keith Anderson. That leaves 696
classmates who could potentially make the trek to Pinstripes in Northbrook to celebrate
the anniversary of our graduation in 1961. The reunion planners expect 200. But
why come? Chances are you haven’t seen most of these people for 60 years, and it
is likely you won’t see them again. These are not, however, just any people. Rather
they are people with whom you came of age. They are folks with whom you shared
dreams, disappointments, hopes and triumphs. It was a time of first loves, first
jobs, and first cars. It may have been a time when we were our most idealistic
selves-- some would say our most naïve selves--but that is all part of the warp and
woof of life. Niles launched us, and we return 60 years later to celebrate the glory
of our survival with the people who witnessed our first steps on the adult stage.
Life has had its way with us, we return a bit worn and dog-eared, but triumphant
nonetheless. We have made many fateful choices along the way, some good, some
not so good. When I was disappointed my mother often would try to comfort me
saying, “Things work out for the best.” And, I would eventually reply, “No, Mom,
things work out, and we make the best of them.” We have made the best of them,
and that’s something to be celebrated with people who knew us at the beginning.
A visit with Bronson Davis updated to the present.
Donna Wold Smith with Harley Bean
Joy Leon Gorodess
Marcia Siegel Greenberg
Bev Duffy Altes
Allen Usow and Sue
Bruce Dilg and Robin
More Bruce and Robin
Larry Subrin
Paul Herrmann
Jim Miresse and family
Carole Senger Pakulski
A note I received from George Chechopoulos, a classmate, which I found touching and gratifying. After reading his message and going to the site to see what was happening I felt good in donating to this cause. Here it is:
Hi Keith,
I'm not sure if this is something that you feel appropriate for the Niles High site or not but I will pass it along to you to decide.
Recently, I took on a project to assist a couple in desperate need of home repairs. I am doing the project as an Architect at no cost to the couple since their income is at the poverty level even though they are both working and doing what they can to benefit themselves.
I started a gofundme.com campaign as an independent organizer the other day and am reaching out to everyone I know for contributions. The details are at the following link:  gf.me/u/yxwhwn
Thanks in advance for whatever you can do.
George
Lloyd and Joan Kuehn , looking forward to celebrating their 55th anniversary in the Geneva Lakes area of Wisconsin. 
George Chechopoulos and Helena
Paul Kamensky
1943 - 2020
Obituary
 

Obituary of Paul Kamensky
Paul Kamensky was born in Chicago, Illinois on May 11, 1943. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois, received a master’s degree in Zoology from Illinois Institute of Technology, and went on to receive a DDS from Marquette University. Upon graduating from dental school, he spent two years in service for the U.S. Health Public Health Service in Ganado, Arizona treating indigenous Americans, where he gained a loving respect for the culture of Native Americans. He then moved back to Colorado where he established a successful dental practice in Denver.

In 1977, Paul was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, thought to be ALS at the time, that would alter the course of the rest of his life. He was told he had six months to three years to live. Despite Paul’s struggles with his illness, he continued to pursue his passions and made sure to live his life to the fullest. His time in Colorado allowed him the joys of skiing, cycling and fly fishing - all of which he mastered as he became an expert in anything he put his mind to. Paul’s love of the outdoors was infectious, and he spent every moment he could in Vail enjoying all the Rocky Mountains had to offer.

Paul is survived by his loving wife, Jill Kamensky, his daughter Abby, his son Matthew (Marnie), his stepdaughters Angela Mara (Timothy) and Robyn Houlihan (Gerard), his brothers Marvin (Judy) and Jerry (Gail) and eight grandchildren: Haley, Zachary, Ethan, Parker, Mason, Nolan, David, and Erin. He adored all his grandchildren, who gave him years of happiness along with more capital to use to bargain with God adding joyful years to his life. Paul revered his parents, Fannie and Frank, and his wish was to be with them when he died.

The return to Colorado for his last few years gave him the views of his beloved Mountains and a deck to soak in the Colorado sunshine. He is finally at peace. Contributions in Paul's name may be made to St. Jude.
Louise Christensen Jacobson
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