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14 live in California
2 live in Colorado
4 live in Connecticut
1 lives in Delaware
14 live in Florida
3 live in Georgia
2 live in Illinois
1 lives in Louisiana
1 lives in Maine
4 live in Maryland
5 live in Massachusetts
5 live in Michigan
1 lives in Minnesota
2 live in Missouri
3 live in Nevada
1 lives in New Hampshire
4 live in New Jersey
1 lives in New Mexico
138 live in New York
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3 live in Oregon
3 live in Pennsylvania
1 lives in Rhode Island
4 live in South Carolina
1 lives in Tennessee
6 live in Texas
2 live in Vermont
3 live in Virginia
2 live in Washington
1 lives in West Virginia
1 lives in Quebec
1 lives in Israel
1 lives in United Kingdom
60 location unknown
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•   Linda Johnson (VanMarter)  10/9
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•   Carol Louise Neuman (Tomson)  10/21
•   Sherry Meltzer (Gold)  10/22


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Percentage of Joined Classmates: 46.2%

A:   141   Joined
B:   164   Not Joined
(totals do not include deceased)

Monroe High School
Class of 1966

We've just wrapped up another fantastic reunion, and it's always a joy to reconnect with friends from both near and far. To those who couldn't make it this time, I encourage you to mark your calendars for our 60th reunion (in 2026!). It's a bit surreal to think that we've been out of Monroe High School for six decades! While the 60th certainly won't be our last gathering, the passing years underscore the importance of not waiting too long to reunite with old friends. Time is precious, and we never know when those opportunities might slip away.

At our recent reunion, we kept things casual and laid-back. 

  • Friday featured no formal events, but various groups got together as folks arrived in town. 
  • Saturday, we ventured back to Monroe High School, and it's safe to say that the changes over the years have transformed it into something almost unrecognizable from our school days.
    Saturday night saw us gathering at the Elmwood Inn on Mt. Hope for an informal get-together. While some enjoyed dinner there beforehand, most of us relished the chance to simply sit, reminisce, and rekindle connections. It was an enjoyable evening, though the only drawback was the rather loud acoustics (the sole complaint I heard about the entire weekend).
  • Sunday we got together at Buckland Park in Brighton, where we enjoyed a picnic at the lodge, accompanied by the nostalgic tunes of the 60s. A food truck kept us fueled, and the atmosphere allowed for more intimate conversations in smaller groups.

As we look forward to our next milestone reunion, I urge you to keep an eye out for the upcoming questionnaire. One of the questions will be, "What can we do to remember or past while creating new memories?" I encourage you to take a moment, reflect, and offer meaningful suggestions when the time comes. We aspire to see even more of our friends attend, and your input is invaluable in shaping an event that resonates with everyone.

Warm regards, and here's to more cherished reunions in the future!

57th Reunion Update

(The following was generated by ChatGPT - in the voice of an olde town crier - ENJOY!)

Hear ye, hear ye, dear classmates of the Monroe High School Class of 1966!

I, the humble town crier, bring forth news of great importance regarding our upcoming reunion weekend. As you may know, the reunion committee convened last night and hath made some alterations to the plans and costs for the celebration.

With only 35 of our esteemed alumni having confirmed their attendance, the committee hath decided to simplify the weekend's festivities and reduce the expenses. Below, I present to thee the "new" agenda for the reunion events.

FRIDAY - September 8th

  • There shall be NO planned events on this day. However, thou art encouraged to gather with fellow classmates in an informal manner if thou so desire. The committee doth not plan or recommend any specific arrangements for this day.

SATURDAY - September 9th

  • At 1:00 pm, there shall be a Tour of Monroe High School for those who wish to reminisce and relive the memories of yesteryears. Park in the lot on the corner of Averill and Monroe (next to the football field) and follow the fence to the building. There are two doors there ... I'm not sure which we will use. Plan to come early and meet outside. If you are late (please don't be) - text me at (585)752-5790 and I will see if someone can come let you in.
  • From 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, a multi-year gathering hath been organized by Barbara Cherry at Joe Gatt's Restaurant and Bar, located at 2126 Five Mile Line Rd., Penfield, NY. All are welcome to join in this gathering of camaraderie.
  • At 6:00 pm and beyond, an informal gathering shall take place at the Elmwood Inn, found at 1256 Mt. Hope Ave. There shall be no charge for this event, and thou art free to purchase any food or beverage to thy liking. This shall be a time for casual conversations and the simple pleasure of being with others from our esteemed class.

SUNDAY - September 10th

From 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, a delightful picnic awaits at Buckland Park, situated at 1341 Westfall Rd. The cost for this pleasant occasion shall be $25 per person, and it shall include delectable fare from a food truck. (Please note that alcohol is NOT allowed in Brighton Parks - please don't bring beer or wine)

Lo and behold, the new bottom line! There are three delightful events planned for the weekend, and the total cost is a mere $25.00 (plus any additional expenses thou may incur for food and drinks on Saturday night). Let this simplified and cost-effective arrangement inspire more of you to consider attending.

To confirm thy presence and secure thy spot, kindly send a check for $25, made payable to
Monroe High School Class of 1966, to the esteemed Bonnie Kay at 225 Hollywood Ave., Rochester, NY 14618.

We yearn to see more of thee, dear classmates, and we encourage thee to come together and celebrate while we still can! Let us cherish these moments, for as the saying goes, "you never know!" Should thou have any queries, feel free to reach out to Tracy at (585) 752-5790 or via email at

Let the spirit of camaraderie and nostalgia guide thee as we prepare to celebrate this joyous reunion weekend. May it be a time of cherished memories and renewed friendships! Fare thee well, dear classmates, and may the bonds of our shared past keep us ever united!

Those who have confimed they are coming to one or more event:

Irving Binik
Hans Boettrich
Mike Carey
Tish Carey
Bob Campbell
Christiane Ciaccia Moughan
Christine Connor St. James
Suzanne Crocker Sanders
Susie Daniel
Frank Debellis
Deborah Hart
Dave Gow
Bonnie Elliot Kay
Marlene Gengo Moran
Leila Grossman Briggs
Connie Hawkes Stockunas
Carol Hennings Nolan
Ellen Hershenhorn Carpenter
Bob Janson
Sondra Jones Lubas
Martha Knope
Alicia Lamphron
Betty Lew Ankrapp
Nancy May Monterella
Sandi Mongomery Pearl
Jon Tomson
Carol Neuman Tomson
Jim Nicholson
Victor Pinzon
Dan Rossiter
Jane Schnarr
Patsy Slaughter
Tom Sloper
Chuck Snell
Fred Steinberg
Bob Taylor
Ray Tierney
Gary Updyke
Peter Van Demark
Tracy Walker

Major Renovations to Monroe HS

You may not know that Monroe has undergone major renovations - and I mean MAJOR!. School #15 was razed, and the main building was extended all the way to Averill Ave. The poster below shows the new facade that stands where School #15 used to stand. I believe that the expansion was mainly to expand the phys ed facilites (to make a full-size gym). And what used to be the paved area outside the lunch room is now an athletic field - no more home games in other school's stadiums.

Rochester Pages on FaceBook

MHS group members should be aware of these great local nostalgia FB groups:

Things I Remember About Rochester, NY

Before & After Pictures of Rochester

If you Grew Up in Rochester and Would Like to Share

LOADS of photos from decades past of places long gone and events long past
excellent fading memory refreshing boost!!


1) No matter how hard you try, you can't baptize cats.
2) When your Mom is mad at your Dad, don't let her brush your hair.
3) If your sister hits you, don't hit her back. They always catch the
second person.
4) You can't trust dogs to watch your food.
5) The best place to be when you're sad is Grandma's lap.


1) Raising teenagers is like nailing jello to a tree.
2) Wrinkles don't hurt.
3) Families are like fudge... mostly sweet, with a few nuts
4) Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.
5) Laughing is good exercise. It's like jogging on the inside.
6) Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fiber, not the toy.


1) Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
2) Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.
3) When you fall down, you wonder what else you can do while you're
down there.
4) You're getting old when you get the same sensation from a rocking
chair that you once got from a roller coaster.
5) It's frustrating when you know all the answers but nobody bothers
to ask you the questions.
6) Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician.
7) Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.


1) You believe in Santa Claus.
2) You don't believe in Santa Claus.
3) You are Santa Claus.
4) You look like Santa Claus.

SUCCESS: How true this one is.

At age 4 success is . . . ... Not piddling in your pants.
At age 12 success is ... . . Having friends.
At age 17 success is ..... . Having a driver's license.
At age 35 success is . ... . Having money.
At age 50 success is . .. .. Having money.
At age 70 success is . ... . Having a drivers license.
At age 75 success is ... ... Having friends.
At age 80 success is . .. .. Not piddling in your pants.


Friday Night - 6:00 - 10 PM at The Back Nine Grill - 3500 East Ave.
Open Bar and hors d'oeuvres

Saturday Night - 5:30 - 10:30 PM at Glendoveer's - 2328 Browncroft Blvd.
Dinner -  open bar for beer, wine, and soda - short program - DJ - photobooth

Sunday Picnic - 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM at Buckland Lodge in Buckland Park - 1341 Westfall Rd.
Food Truck (grilled food, salads, drinks)

(585)752-5790 (c) - use this number for a call or a text

Thanks!! For All Your Help!

The 50th reunion of the MHS Class of 1966 was an unqualified success! the Reunion Committee worked very hard to ensure that our 50th was a reunion to be remembered. During the planning the committee decided to try to keep the events as affordable as possible. The challenge was balancing affordability with value. To help accomplish those goals, we asked classmates to underwrite some of the expenses - and people were extremely generous. The Reunion Committe, on behalf of the entire class, would like to thank the following people for their generous financial support:

  • Friday night appetizers - (thank you Chris Thurber Knupp! and Connie Hawkes Stockanus)
    Open Bar - (Thank you Dave Lippa)
  • Saturday night misc (decorations/cake/other) - 
    (Thank you Josh Katzen and Eliot Lipin and annonymous)
    DJ - (Thank you Dave Lippa - AGAIN)
    Cake - (Thank You Juanita Moniger Davis)
  • Sunday Picnic Lodge - (Thank you Ray Tierney, Jon and Carol Tomson)
  • Keepsake album -  (Thank you Rich Warshof)
  • Web site -   (Thank you Nancy Noblett and Sondra Jones Lubas)
  • Calendar - (Thank you Ed Connelly and annonymous)
  • Photo Booth - (Thank you Sharon Pulcino, & Terry Edelstein, & Dave Lippa)
  • General expenses (Thank you Eliot Lipin, Harvey Finn, & anonymous)

We sincerely appreciate your generosity!

Official Web Site of

The Monroe High School
Rochester, NY

Class of 1966

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