BELL (ROBERTS) BARBARA - May 16, 1985
BOWMAN, RONALD - February 2, 1990
BOZZUTO (PICCIANO) HELEN - May 11, 1989
CARTISANO, BRUNO - February 16, 1993
COLE, CHARLES ROBER - June 26, 2008
CONRAD (HUGHES), NANCY - May 16, 1972
DIEGO (CAMARCO) , ISOBEL - March 17, 197
DUNNIGAN (PASCALE) GEORGIANNA - April 8, 2012
DOAN, (SMITH) MARY - August, 20007
DURANTE, PETER - October, 1972
FIELD, JAMES - July 20, 2015
Jim and I grew up living across the street from each other on Simpson Place He was a gentleman- Michael Loshin
GAGE, DONALD - November 23, 2001
GALLAGHER, (MARINO) GRACE - October 9, 2012
In Memory: I grew up with Grace, every school day from kindergarten at Franklin Street School to Drum Hill Jr. High
School, through graduation from PHS. It was a pleasure seeing her every day. She was so pretty, so gentle and soft-spoken. -- Michael Loshin
GILMORE (TRAVIS), CLAIRE - April 3, 2015
GLEBA (GORDON), CATHIE -- December 25, 2016
The 'Ring Mistress' has left the circus. Our classmate ,Cathie Gordon Gleba, passed away on December 25th, 2016. Cathie was so dedicated to PHS and the Class of '56. She was the thread that wove our numerous Class reunions together, making it possible for so many of us the stay in touch and renew old friendships and memories.Cathie was a tireless worker, attentive to every detail in making each Class Reunion a memorable event for all.
Cathie was a true Peekskill girl. Married to PHS grad, Richie Gleba, they shared their life in our hometown and remained close to many of their PHS schoolmates. With her "Sunny Lady" character, and her sensitive,caring demeanor, Cathie was a loyal and lifelong trusted friend to so many.
Cathie and I shared the happy experience of having a new grandchild born around the same time. Her's, a beautiful Great-granddaughter, Annabelle, in MA. Mine a grandson, "Izzy', some 3000 miles away in LA.
We shared stories and photos via email when the kids were babies,infants and toddlers. Her Annabelle was such a wonderful source of pride and joy to her and she loved relating her exploits to me.
My heartfelt condolences to Richie and family on behalf of the Class of '56. We will all miss Cathie and will be forever grateful for all she did to keep our golden school days memories alive. -- Michael Loshin, PHS Class of '56
GURRAN, (LAMANDO) ROSE - February 23, 2001
HALD (RODAK) BARBARA - June 13, 2001
IANNADREA, MARIA - September, 1953
IRWIN, ROBERT, LTC - February 17, 1972
South Viet Nam - Recovered November, 1989
Interred at Arlington Cemetary
Vietnam Casualty - see Fallen Heroes-
JACKSON, ALEX K. - April 13, 1988
JAMISON, KENNETH A - Apri 21, 2016
KOGUT (MANCUSO), BEVERLY A. - July 23, 1995
LEVINE (GRAY), MIRIAM - December 22, 2012
Mimi's passing fills me with great sadness as I extend my heartfelt sympathies.We were classmates, colleagues and good friends at PHS. Mimi was such a rare and special person, so pretty, so smart, so well-rounded,confident and so accomplished. She was so capable, conscientious and dependable, it was a pleasure working with her on the many student activities and projects that we were involved with all through school, (The Mercury, the Crimson Blue, debate, student council, etc.), and Mimi
was frequently the "go-to girl' on so many of those projects. And, no matter how many projects or responsibilities she would undertake, they were always performed with perfection and completed on time. But, even more importantly, Miriam was a loyal, caring and thoughtful
friend and classmate. For me, I will remember Mimi, with happy, sunny and fun-filled memories and will cherish those days of innocence that we spent together at PHS.==Michael Loshin
LEVINE, (GRAY), MIRIAM - December 22, 2012
LEWIS, PAUL - May 19, 2014 I was very saddened to hear of Paul's passing and send my sincere and heartfelt condolences to Paul's family.
We were childhood friends and classmates from the time we sat next to each other in homeroom at Drum Hill Jr Hi through graduation from Peekskill High School. I will never forget that day in Jr Hi when the music teacher came into our homeroom one morning and tapped Paul and me on our shoulders. We followed him to the music room where he handed Paul a shinny trumpet and me a trombone.
Paul took to that trumpet like a natural. Our high school musical exploits were duly memorialized when our picture with our instruments became the Cover page for the "MUSICIANS" section of our 1956 Class Yearbook. There were lots of good times, antics and laughs during those years and I am grateful for having seen Paul and one of his Model T's at our 50th class reunion a few years back. He still had the charm and easy going manner of those early days, but most of all I'll always remember his ever present, disarming smile. Michael Loshin
MARINO, GRACE - October 9, 2012
MELTZER, (BROWN), JOEANN - November 9, 1993
MEYER (CLUNE), FRANCIS - July 22, 2016
Last week, a member of our Class of 1956 Francis (Clune) Meyer passed away.
Fran lived in Peekskill her entire life.
We have all lost a gentle and caring soul with Fran's passing. As childhood classmates, we were "Graduation Day Partners" . We spent every school day together, from day one at Franklin Street Elementary School, to Drum Hill Jr High School and finally at PHS. And in all that time you could always count on Frannie's loyalty, trust and soft-spoken common sense. I can not remember a time when Fran raised her voice in hostility or rancor.
She was a steadfast friend to her friends and family, reliable, devoted and resolute. Although,my adult life is in California, a long distance from Peekskill, my heart is never far from my school days memories and Fran will be an everlasting part of those wonderful heartfelt times and memories. I was fortunate to have grown-up with a person of Fran's qualities Michael Loshin
MONIZ, EDWARD - November 16, 1986
PERRY, RICHARD - December 25, 2014
PETRILLO, ANTHONY - October 12, 2016
We morn the passing of an old classmate and childhood friend, Angelo Petrillo.
I knew Angelo to be a kind and dependable friend. Soft spoken, considerate of other people, but hard as nails on the gridiron and Boy! could he cut a rug on the dance floor. Angelo was "movie star"handsome with a broad smile, always well-groomed and OH his crowning glory-- that magnificent head of hair.. never a strand out of place. Memories of my school of days with Angelo will always be treasured.
I send condolences to Angelo's family and friends from the Class of '56
Michael Loshin, PHS'56
REED, (RICK) KAREN- March 13, 2008
RODAK, EVELYN - January 30, 2010
ROHED, (GUZZARDO), ROSALIE - January 10, 1995
SIMON, (McKEON) DOTTIE - April 22, 2010
SPINOLA, PAUL - September, 1988
ST. PETER (HORTON), RUTH - December 1, 1985
STRANG, FREDERICK A. - January 6, 2011
STACKHOUSE (SALERNO), MARION - August 6, 2016
I would like to share some memories of Marion (Salerno) Stackhouse my childhood friend and classmate from day one at Franklin Street Elementary School, through Drum Hill Jr High to graduation day at PHS. Marion was, with apologies to Coke-a-Cola, the real thing
Even at an early age her demeanor and character were always polite, helpful and respectful of other people, traits that were constant and true from grammar school throughout her lifetime. Marion was a popular and loyal friend you could depend upon and a joy to be around.
While her striking stature, dark hair, captivating smile and dark brown eyes drew attention to her, it was her quiet charm and caring nature that shined.
I was fortunate to have had Marion as part of my life during those school day years as we grew up in Peekskill and my memories of her will always remain with me
I send my sincere condolences and those of our PHS classmates to Marion's family and friends. -- Mike Loshin
HURD, (McDONOUGH) JOY ANN - April 24, 2012
from Michael Loshin
What sad and heartbreaking news. Joy Ann was part of my entire childhood and school career, from Franklin Street Elementary, to Drum Hill, through PHS. Joy Ann was one of those people with the perfect name--because she was a joy to be around or with everyday. She was a walking ray of sunshine that would brighten any situation; she had a sparkle that would bring a smile to any face no matter the circumstance. She abounded with energy, optimism, humor and positive vibes and was so capable and dedicated that whenever Joy Ann undertook an assignment, you could count on it being accomplished with aplomb and perfection. I can hardly remember a school day without thinking of that cheerful 'pint-sized' giant a dynamo of energy, laughter, smiles and perpetual motion, who filled everyone's day with a special JOY.Her passing fills me with sadness, but my memories are filled with happiness, smiles and Joy (Ann)
THOMPSON, OLAV J. - May 15, 2015
TOWERS, DAVID G. December 25, 2012