DHS Class of ‘59 marks 55 years since graduation

The Dunkirk High School Class of ’59 recently held its 55-year reunion at Demitri’s restaurant.

Some of the out of town classmates attending were: Patricia Letersky Criscione (Calif.), Carolyn Marczynski Benenati (Orchard Park), Thomas Diederich (Georgia), Michael Gelacak (Virginia), Peggy Woodin Green (Texas), Lucille Kopliner Link (New Jersey), Dalton Burgett (Bemus Point), Marilyn Dengler Malloy (Orchard Park), Martha Briggs Kloecker (Erie, Pa.), Susan Karin Matesvac (Silver Creek), Judith Serrone Pangborn (East Aurora), Robert Phelps (Conn.), Larry Pokoj (Florida), Marie Graminski Scott (Tonawanda), Michael Vandette (Georgia) and Gary Woodbury (Florida).

High school algebra teacher Frederick Byham was the guest of honor.

A Memorial Board complete with pictures honoring the 43 deceased class members was organized by class member Emily Skrzniarz (Buffalo). A moment of silence for the departed class members was led by class President and Master of Ceremonies Jim (Lou) Elias.