HERE ARE THE UPCOMING REUNIONS
CLASS OF 62 50th REUNION.
Click the promo below to go to the Class of 62 Reunion Website.
Note to the 2012 All Class Reunion Attendees:
If you have pictures you’d like to share from the reunion, I will be happy to post them in the reunion section of Irvington Remembered.
ATTENTION: Click the Class of 72 Image Below
To Purchase Your Tickets Online
Visit the Class of 72 40th Reunion Web Site
Visit the Class of 72 40th Reunion Facebook Page
This Is The End Of The Upcoming Reunions Section
Visit the Irvington & Olympic Park history pages
Click each of the two Alan Siegel book cover pictures below
Picture of the Olympic Park Dedication Stone
provided by Karen Pellow
Vintage picture of Jerry Lewis from 1946
It was given to Irvingtonian, Morty Armm back in the day. Many of you will remember Morty from Kempler Shoes. He worked there for many years.
This picture was graciously shared from the family archives by Morty’s daughter, Ellen Armm, Class of 71. Thank you Ellen.
With 5 members of the great 1947 Irvington High GNT Championship baseball team.
Stan Jarosz, Al Mende, Harry Hill, Al Murray and Bob Moench. This team was voted into the Irvington High School Hall of Fame. I am so proud to have my picture taken with these outstanding stars from the past. And they are such old school gentlemen. They make you proud.
Steve Scrupski, Class of 1950
HUGE THANK YOU !!! Steve Scrupski made an amazing contribution to Irvington Remembered. He donated the following yearbooks. I am so touched by this I don’t know what to say except to gratefully acknowledge it and show his yearbook picture from 1950. Steve also made up a comprehensive list of all the Irvingon High School teachers from 1946 till 1950. This list will appear in the teachers section along with many pictures of those teachers. My impossible goal is to collect all the yearbooks from 1926 on. I repeat “THANK YOU SO MUCH, STEVE”.
June, 1928, IHS Yearbook
January, 1931, Yearbook from Madison Ave. Jr. High
January, 1933, IHS Yearbook
January 1936, IHS Yearbook
June 1937, IHS Yearbook
Sal’s Market (owned by the Severini family).
It was on the corner of Madison Ave. and Orange Ave.
Our future 2-time Mayor and PAL Colt Coaching Legend as a high school football player
Robert Miller, Class of 1935 (on the right)
Irvington Centennial Plate
Terrill’s Funeral Home
Mark E Daly Moving & Storage
Vanity Frock and Bonnett Shoppe
Jerry Ciccone - The Saturday Nite Bath
Gracie Speranza, Jerry Ciccone, Sally Drums, Ronnie Severini recording in the same RCA Studio room that Elvis Presley recorded his early hits.
Outstanding Original Song by Jerry Ciccone
The Old Homestead (one of my favorite places)
JOAN JENNINGS SANTORIELLO, RIP
Joan was such a devout Irvingtonian that she requested her High School Yearbook be buried with her.
It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of one of the most beautiful Irvingtonians that I had the honor of coming to know since starting Irvington Remembered. From the beginning, Joan was one of my biggest supporters. She was a very special lady who ran the Florida All-Class Reunion. Just a few weeks ago I received mail from her. It was to be her very last Irvington Newsletter that she always did so lovingly. Oh my God, she is one that I and so many others are really going to miss. RIP our dear Joan. There is a big void in my heart tonight. You will never be forgotten by this Irvington boy. It is for exactly people like you who I started this web site for. And it is for exactly Irvingtonians like you that I will always continue this effort. I love you, Joan !
For those of you who would like to leave a message of condolence, please click this link Joan Jennings Santoriello.
Joan (Jennings) Santoriello (78), formerly of Berkeley Heights, NJ, most recently of the Villages, FL, passed away Wednesday, August 10, 2011, at the Villages Regional Hospital with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of Alex (Monty) Santoriello for 55 years, and the loving and much loved mother of Alex Joseph Santoriello of Barbados and Jill Alison Santoriello of New York City. She is pre-deceased by her son, Kent David, and by her parents, Joseph and Jean Stewart Jennings and Patricia Lederer Preston. She is the cherished sister of Peggy and Gordon (Gig) Forbes of Milford, DE; loving aunt of Jennifer and Eric Mullenhard and Heather Forbes and great-aunt of Nicole and Sara Mullenhard. Sister-in-law of Nancy and Tony Dato and family. She was born in Newark, NJ, grew up in Irvington and graduated from Irvington High School, class of 1950. She attended Drake Secretarial School. After marrying in 1956, she lived in Hazlet for four years before moving to the Murray Hill section of Berkeley Heights for 33 years. Joan worked as office manager/full charge bookkeeper for 11 years at Lincoln Mold & Die Corporation in Roselle before retiring in 1994 to Florida where she lived in Marco Island, Naples and the Villages. She was the Chairperson of the Irvington Class of 1950 Reunions for 45 years, which gave her great pleasure as she loved her school, her classmates, the town she grew up in and her forever friends including Kathleen (Tootsie) Totorello, Patsy Camuso, June Spector, Joyce Saum, Joan Morris, Joan Adamo, and Doris Jarosz. She and her husband wrote and distributed a tri-yearly newsletter for many years for their Irvington class of 50 as well as for graduates of other Irvington High School classes. At the Villages, she belonged to Operation Shoebox, the Red Hat Society and enjoyed playing golf and reading. She was a true blue Giant fan, (win or lose!) She and her husband were the very first investors in the musical, A Tale of Two Cities, which played on Broadway in 2008. She was enormously proud of her daughter Jill who wrote book, music and lyrics for the show, She was equally proud of her son Alex’s success as club owner of the popular Lexy Piano Bar in Barbados, his performances in 3 Broadway shows and his beautiful singing voice, which she taught him to project! Joan’s family was her true life’s work. She was selfless and unswerving in her devotion and loyalty. Our hearts are broken, but we are thankful that she is not suffering anymore. We will always love and miss you, beautiful wife, mother, sister and friend. Rest in peace until we meet again.
Family and friends are invited to attend the visitation on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at the Higgins and Bonner Echo Lake Funeral Home, 582 Springfield Ave, Westfield from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. A Mass will be held at 10:30 am on Wednesday at Holy Spirit RC Church in Union, followed by a burial at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield.
Condolences can be sent to the family at www.higginsandbonner.com
High Grade Coal and Fuel Company
1938 Irvington High School Cheerleaders
Aerial View of Irvington Center
Irvington Basketball Team in the 40s
Irvington Trust Bank
Irvington National Bank
Original Castle Ice Cream Sign from the early 1900s
Camptown Building and Loan Association
1937 Irvington High Baseball Team with Stan Wnek
Ultra-Rare Picture of the original Schrafts Pharmacy
on the corner of Styvesant Ave. and Springfield Ave.
Olympic Park Swimming Pool
Joey Vargas Record-Setting Season
(3,000+ Yards Rushing, 24 TDs on a 13-0 National Champion Team)
The IHS Football Crowd at Matthews Field
Remembering My Beautiful Friend, Diane Zaleski, RIP
One of the biggest supporters of Irvington Remembered. I love you. I miss you ... always.
Kress Real Estate and Insurance
Robert Miller Graduation Picture in 1936
Don’s Diner when it first opened
Olympic Park Merry-Go-Round & Music Organ
Rex’s Barber Shop
Old-Time Football League at Chancellor Park
The 107 Bus
Irvington’s Centennial Coin
1967 Halftime Show
The Brook (Elizabeth River)
Marie’s Pizzeria in the background
Irvington Bus Terminal
Four Outstanding Irvingtonians
(Feeney, Mericle, Hughes, Cohen)
The Thrilling Olympic Park Roller Coaster
1928 Irvington High Yearbook
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MILTON “MICKEY” WEINER
101 YEARS YOUNG, OCTOBER 26TH, 2009
Huge thank you to the Weiner Family for sharing these incredible pictures
Left to right: Bob Roberts, Mickey Weiner, Marion Roberts
Mickey Weiner 100th Birthday Film.
Click this link to see the video
The late Stan Wnek, Class of 36 and Patricia Wnek. Stan was the 50th Guest of Honor. Standing in the middle is Angela Colavita Aquilina, Class of 56.
Marvin Rich, Director of the Irvington PAL.
Doc Gantz, legendary Irvington High baseball coach
Bill Matthews, Irvington High football coach, Matthews Field was named in his honor
Joyce Tyleski, first ever Mrs. America
Marlin Brinser, taught and drilled Irvington’s nationally-renowed marching band
Jerry Lewis, famous comedian and movie star
Carl Perina, All-American football player at the University of Penn
Joe Marke and Gus Zelles, the founders of the Irvington PAL
Bob and Marian Miller, legendary Colt football coach and two-time Irvington Mayor
Gloria and Mickey McMinn
Clarence Chamberlain, Irvington High Principal in the 40s
Irvington Colts offensive stars from the 1967 National Championship Team
Charlie Lombard, Bobby Balog, Joey Vargas, Ken Negri, George Bork, Bob LaRusso
Alan A. Siegel, renowed Irvington Historian
Al Shave, played with famous singer/guitarist, Roger Miller, in the service
Frank Mancinelli, POW for 25 months, an Amercian Hero.
Charlie “The Milkman” Fusari, top welterweight boxer, once fought Rocky Graziano and Sugar Ray Robinson, he was a milkman when he wasn’t fighting
Underwood Dodgers, Irvington’s all-time great Little League team, won 33 straight
Bob Kinzler, Pearl Harbor survivor from the Class of 1939 with Maryann Krause, 1971
Ray Boyer, Red Sox AAA baseball star
Gus’s Luncheonette in 1952
Irvington Bus Terminal in 1953
Bob Miller hoisting Irvington Colts first Florida Gold Coast trophy in 1966