50-Year Reunion Plans

This page was formerly called "Our 50-Year Reunion." The page with that name now has photos and stories of our wonderful 50-year reunion. But we couldn't bear to delete this page, which we used to publicize the plans, so we renamed it as you see.

The Reunion Committee

Chairman & evening venues: Tex Zimdahl

Treasurer: Jim Ransom

Bus tour & school tour: Don Nickson

Walking tour: Lee Broad

Peoplefinder: Bob Stephen

Memorabilia: Bonnie McClure Miller, Pat McCarthy

Database, communications, & website: Jim Groh

Cheerleaders: John Norris & Susan Carney Van Hooser

Date and Location

Friday, July 11 to Sunday, July 13, 2014

Williamsville, New York

Who's coming

As of July 4:

Judi Alaimo Mazziotti

Elva Anthony & Ed McGrew

Debby Bain Hengerer

Sara Baxter

Susan Bigwood Greenley & Alan Greenley

Lee Broad & Sandy Fink

Candy Bryant Cima & Greg Rudgers

Carol Butler Benford & Fred Benford

Paula Calabrese Buchholz

Mike Calandra

Susan Carney Van Hooser & David Van Hooser

Bob & Merrily Coe

Jim & Nancy Corp

Bob Croessmann & Lou Ann Elsaesser

Dolores Dean Iannetoni

Linda Durfee Koerner & Kurt Koerner

Dennis Edmiston & Andrea Carpenter

Sharon Evanz Dietzman

Jody Fall Jones

Paul & Eileen Frey

Sharon Gemerek Heim

Paul & Judith Graf

Lindsey & Margaret Grandison

Jim Groh

Paula Grosse Helfenstein

Susan Hall Polniaszek & Ron Polniaszek

Dr. Herbert Hochhauser

Ray & Ginny Hohl

Barbara Holls Sabal & John Sabal

Carol Hughes Decot & William Decot

Greg Karpick & Peggy Miller Karpick

Ken & Nedra Keller

Linda Kent Lyndon & Nicholas Lyndon

Jean Killian Brunner

Barbara King Lagoni & Hans Lagoni

Dick & Joan Knight

Betty Kohl Davies & Jim Davies

Connie Krueger

Chuck Lamb

John & Ellen Landon

Julie Liberatore Adinolfe & Joseph Adinolfe

Doug & Peggy Long

Maureen Mannes Shattuck

Barbara Marker Maneyapanda & Bidappa Maneyapanda

Anita Marrale Miller & Warren Miller

Pat McCarthy

Bonnie McClure Miller

Barbara Newell Ferrara & Ralph Ferrara

Don & Kathy Nickson

John & Katie Norris

Eric & Judy Parkinson

Ken & Rita Raczka

Jim Ransom

Deanna Risk Wheeler & Christopher Wheeler

Pete Sarver & Peggy Harper

Dick & Mary Ann Schutt

Beverly Senn Smith

Harvey & Joan Goslin Simmons

John & Dorothy Sogn

Bob Stephen & Linsey Constantino

Matt Stiling

Beverly Stone Miller & Edward Miller

Sue Tuyn Wick & Philip Wick

Gordon Ulrich

Jerry & Diana Villa

Gelene Vogel Heinlen & Dan Heinlen

Tex & Susie Zimdahl

Have sent their regrets and best wishes:

John Berry

Dennis Conrad

Lora Hardt VanDeMark

Fred Hultberg

Dennis Jones

Katie Kryder Ford

Ted Keller

Jo Ann Lines Smith

Bob Maslona

Dick Noble

Barbara Penney Conrad

Bob Petko

Doug Risk

Susan Sweeney Kirby

Ron Urban

Deborah Wells Goergen

Linda Wincenc Dobkin


Friday, July 11

During the day: Enjoy Old Home Days in Island Park.

6 PM: Adjourn to the Eagle House. We've reserved a room upstairs.

Cash bar and hors d'oeuvres. $10 per person.

Saturday, July 12

10 AM: A tour of the school. Kevin Lester, long-time teacher and Athletic Director, will take us through the school. He has extensive knowledge of the history and changes to the building over the years. Meet in the main entrance hallway. If you have any questions or problems, call Don Nickson on his cell phone: 518-527-2562.

1 PM: A bus tour of Buffalo architecture. Sold Out. We reached the maximum of 42 participants. With your registration below, let us know if you want to be on the waiting list.

Note for those who paid: The fee you paid includes the tip.

The Whirlwind tour on the Open-Air Autobus of Buffalo is professionally guided by the not-for-profit organization, "Campaign for Greater Buffalo History, Architecture, and Culture." See works by Frank Lloyd Wright, H.H. Richardson, and Louis Sullivan, as well as other grand civic architecture, historic districts, and the terminus of the Erie canal. Go to http://www.openairbuffalo.org to see the bus and last year's activities.

We'll meet at the Central Wharf, Prime & Lloyd Street, near the Erie County Naval & Military Park. Parking is available at the All-Pro lot at 50 Exchange Street for $5 for 12–4 PM. For detailed directions, download and view the document below.

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1 PM: A walking architectural tour of Buffalo, including the Hotel Lafayette. Go to http://explorebuffalo.org/regularly-scheduled-tours/masters-of-american-architecture/. The tour will meet at the Archer restaurant, 268 Main Street. There is plenty of free street parking nearby, as well as the Seneca Metro Rail station if anyone wants to take the train. $15 per person, including gratuities.

6 PM: Dinner and cocktails (open bar) at the Hotel Lafayette, 391 Washington Street, downtown Buffalo at Lafayette Square. Plenty of parking is next door or within a few blocks. $50 per person.

Historic Hotel Lafayette, Lafayette Square, downtown Buffalo

Sunday, July 13

Late Morning: Brunch at our hotel, probably the Wyndham.

Afternoon: An activity to be determined; possibly a tour of Williamsville.

Registration and Payment

Please mail your registration and payment to:

Jim Ransom

c/o FMSI

1720 Windward Concourse, Suite 200

Alpharetta, GA 30005

All prices are per person.

Please make your check payable to "Williamsville Class of 1964."

Please download, print, and mail the registration form (Reg Form.pdf) with your check.

Reg Form.pdf
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NOTE: Please don't buy tickets or anything else from Alumniclass.com.

We also have a report of poor quality swag from them (a hoodie).

Lodging for Out-of-Towners

A block of rooms has been made available for us at the new Wyndham Garden Hotel in Williamsville. Call the Wyndham directly at 716-276-9600 to reserve a room. Tell them you're with the Williamsville Class of 1964 reunion.

For any lodging, act soon, as Western New York has a vigorous summer tourist season, and rooms book up and/or get expensive.