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We have registered and leased our own domain and created a unified site
which will have NO advertising popups 
Your donation to help support these Alumni Pages will be appreciated

Please, we need your participation

Ron Abbey
1112 Shawn Court
Tavares, Fl., 32778



The Class of 1969 is holding a Multi-Class 50th Reunion for the classes of 1967, 1968, 1969 and 1970 on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at the Ramada Conference Center in Fishkill, NY from 7:00 pm until midnight.

We currently are asking for deposits. We are working with Tim Cothren for our Friday night event in downtown Peekskill. Please go to for all current information. As more plans are made, updates will be posted.


In August of 2017 we received a heartfelt message from Fred Timcoe, Class of 1955, a
about the lasting benefits of his years at PHS. Please take a moment
to click through to his message

In August of 2017, we were honored to receive a donation to support the PHS alumni website in memory of Darryl Besken (Darryl Hayes, who died on April 26, 2012). The donor wished to remain anonymous.


February, 2014 - Yet another Peekskill Day held in Jupiter, Fl.,
 Go to Peekskill Days and get the details and pictures.

March, 2013 - CRASH - Red Devils have invaded the pages and we
are struggling to get things back together. Check you Class Directory page and
make sure we have your data as you want it to be - names and/or email addresses and/or obituaries
 may be missing or incorrect. If so go to the Let Us Know link and give us the latest information.

February. 2013 - Another successful gathering of former and present
Peekskillites at Jupiter, be sure and visit the pictures from the
Picture Galleries link

February, 2012 - Peekskill Days were celebrated in Jupiter, Fl., and Tarpon Springs Fl
 again this year. Lots of pictures for you to view. Click on the links. How many do you recognize?

June, 2011 - The PHS Hall of Fame Committee has drawn up the list of inductees for 2011.
Click HERE to go directly to that page

February, 2011 - Peekskill Day 2011 was a grand success again this year. 
The annual event was held in Jupiter, Florida. 
Click HERE to go directly to the pages and pictures.

October, 2010 - We have added a brand new feature to our web page,
Peekskill High Schools Athletes Hall of Fame, Click
HERE to go directly to the page.

May, 2010 - We are pleased to add a link to Paul Tallericos Facebook page
which is devoted to pictures and comments about Peekskill, past and present. 
There are well over 1,000 pictures posted there and a ton comments. 
on the link

 and enjoy the pages. 
You may want to add some pictures of your own.

February and March, 2010 - The Scheduled Peekskill Days came off successfully as planned.
We have added the pictures and attendees names to the Jupiter Day and
we are waiting for any material to come from anyone who made it to the Tarpon Springs Day.

March 8, 2010 - Tarpon Springs, Florida will once again host it’s Peekskill Days in 2010.
Pictures from the 2009 picnic can be seen under our Peekskill Days link. 
See you there

February 18, 2010 - Peekskill Days in Jupiter, Florida is scheduled again for 2010.
Last year there were over 200 people in attendance. 
 Look at the pictures under “Peekskill Days” - Try to join in the fun.

December, 2009 - The Class of 1989 held a successful 20th year reunion.
 Lots of pictures that have been added to their class pages

November 24, 2009 - We have just received an email from Mrs. Judy Kaplan, Media Specialist
 at Peekskill High School that the High School now has its very own website. 
 It is the “Mercury” and you can
visit and register from here

October, 2009 - Under memories we are adding two pictures from the late Stu Weinger,
you should recognize the names if you remmber Peekskill. Click

October, 2009 - The dastardly deed has been completed and the Ringgold Street High School 
and Middle School in now history. We have posted many pictures under Demolition.

August, 2009 -- We have begun to receive pictures of the demolition of the PHS
on Ringgold Street. Look for them when the task is completed and
we have created a slide show of this sad event.

August, 2009 - The class of 1972 had a very successful reunion.
Several pictures have been posted

June, 2009 - We have added a Book Review link with an interesting novel review by
 former Peekskill resident Denis Flood. 
The book is set in Peekskill and Viet Nam and dwells upon a Marine casualty
in Viet Nam and athletic track runners at Depew Park.

March 15, 2009 - Thanks to Mae (Grover) Tompkins we now have the
long missing  1935 Yearbook. Click
HERE. This completes the 1930’s. 
It’s been a busy month for additions to the Alumni pages

March 12, 2009 - We have added a new link, “Finktown, USA” which contains an article
written by Richard “Digger” Vogt, Class of 1950. Growing up in Finktown
was an experience worth remembering. Click
Do you have comments or similar articles?

March 9, 2009 - Peekskill Day (West) was successfully held at Anderson Park, Tarpon Springs, Fl.
 See the pictures, etc. Click HERE

February, 2009 - We have received pictures and names of Peekskillites who attended the
 Peekskill Day (East) in Jupiter Florida. Click

December 12, 2008 - We have received many replies to the Christmas card that was emailed this year. 
 It seems that many classmates have fond memories of ice skating on Lake Mitchell in Depew Park. 
If anyone has pictures of scenes in Peekskill that bring back memories
we will be happy to post them for all to enjoy.

April 20, 2008 - Thanks to Karen (Hutchinson) Wedler, we have the 1963
Yearbook. Click HERE. That pretty much completes the Yearbook individual pictures section.
Maybe someday we will find 1935 which would take us
all the way back into the 1920’s.

March 26, 2008 - Well we finally have a 1980 Yearbook, thanks to the generosity of Bill Curtin who loaned us his book, along with some pictures and clippings. 
Click HERE

March 20, 2008 - More pictures of the 2008 Jupiter Peekskill Day
thanks to Jim and Kathi McCormack. Click HERE

March 9, 2008 - Thanks to Richard Baisley (1957) who sent us pictures
and text covering the
2008 Peekskill Day celebration held in Jupiter, Florida. 
They also “passed the hat” to help us
with the annual expenses connected with the PHS Alumni pages.

January 27, 2008 - Barney Matheson, Class of 1969 has loaned us his Yearbook for the Class of 1968. 
That only leaves 1963, 1980 and 1983 to
complete the string from the 30’s to 2000’s.

Nov. 7, 2007 - Thanks to Bruce Herring who sent us his Yearbook, for the second time,
we now have been able to publish the individual pages for the class of 1971.

October 29, 2007 - A new page, ”Let Us Know” has been created. 
If you wish to change your email address or any other information in your Class Directory page,
or leave a message for your classmates, this is the place you can do it with ease.

October 20, 2007 - We have received the 1933 and 1934 Yearbooks from Patty Wilcox
who purchased one on Ebay in hopes of finding the graduation picture of her father, Charles Wilcox. 
We are hopeful that one day, somehow, we will get the 1935 Yearbook for Patty’s sake.

July 17, 2007 - We were pleased to receive the 1937 Yearbook from Elizabeth (Hazelton) Anderson,
Class of 1946, who has donated the Yearbook in memory of her brother Henry from that class.
 You will find some familiar family names there, perhaps fathers and mothers of grads from later years. 
All donated Yearbooks, programs, etc. will wind up in the PHS library in due time. 
Some have been sent on already. 
But we also realize that most people want their Yearbooks returned.

July 2, 2007 - We have been forced to close the Guest Book due to an invasion of pornographic spammers
which we cannot control. 

May 17, 2007 - Thanks to John Tivnan we now have the Yearbook for the class of 1978 again
and have been able to publish the class pictures.


Wow Again!

Judy has sent us 15 more Yearbooks from the PHS Library.

These, plus the 14 sent previously will permit us to almost complete the class pictures back to the 1930’s

Thanks Judy

April 30, 2007

March 10, 2007 - WOW!! We received a shipment of fourteen (14) Yearbooks from
Judy Kaplan, Library Media Specialist at PHS.
This will fill in many of the gaps, so come back again as
we will be adding more years as our scanning and posting time permits. 
Thanks Judy, it was quite a big box!!!!

February 8, 2007 - Tanya has asked that all classmates from 1976 and 1977 
please update or sign in the Guest Book with your email address 
so that the committee can keep you informed about their upcoming reunion plans

February 8, 2007 - We have been sending out emails to all of you in each class directory.
We find that some addresses are no longer valid. 
If you are visiting these pages, please check your email address for current accuracy. 
You can update your data from the link “Let Us Know”

January 25, 2007 - Kudos to Eleanor Lockwood, Class of 1958, who not only provided us with
 a copy of her Yearbook, along with Reunion programs,
but she also sent the 1927 book which belonged to her mother
(Edly Lockwood) a long tenured teacher at Oakside school. 
Many familiar Peekskill family names are listed.

December 20, 2006 - We have added a new link for the Peekskill High Schools,
showing pictures of 
Oakside, Drum Hill, Ringgold and the current High School.
 Be sure to check out the
Picture Galleries to see
what is happening to the Ringgold Street School
and also the changes that have taken place in the Drum Hill school
which is now a Senior living establishment. 
They are holding a 7th Anniversary Party on Feb. 24, 2007
to which all grads of Drum Hill have been invited.

November 30, 2006 - Mindy Block, (1974) sent us her yearbook. The class pictures have been
scanned and included in the class directory pages.

November 2, 2006 - Ken and Regina Shaw (1949) have supplied us with more pictures of the
 phase one demolition of the Ringgold Street High School,
and some really old Peekskill Pictures and snaps from the
 2006 Peekskill Day that was held in Jupiter, Fl.

October 28, 2006 -John “Cy” Ingersoll (1951) has supplied us with the Yearbooks for 1938 and 1951.
 He included some fine pictures. We are making progress!!

September 15, 2006 ~~ Thanks to Phillip Keimig (1953) for his donation of the Yearbooks
of the classes of 1948, 1949 and 1953.

September 10, 2006 ~~ Thanks to Regina (Shutt) Shaw, Class of 1949, we have been able to
 add the individual class pictures to site for the years 1948 and 1949.

September 1, 2006 ~~ We have received notice from Joe Deutsch, the well known Peekskill
photographer that his 2007 calendar is now available.
 All proceeds are donated to various charities. 
Check it out from the link picture Galleries on the left.

August 27, 2006 ~~ Thanks to David Horton, Class of 1954 we were able to add individual photos
of the grads -- classes 1952 and 1954. 
Thanks Dave, but there are still many Yearbooks that need to be updated.

June 23, 2006 - Another thank you to Steve Rubenfeld who loaned us his
 Class of 1966 Yearbook and
Christina (Campbell) Brett who loaned us her 1985 Yearbook. 
Now if we could just hear from someone in the other Classes of 1980’s
Of course the era of the 1990’s remains a mystery,
maybe they stopped printing Yearbooks!

June 1 - 2006 - We appreciate the many suggestions and various emails about obituaries,
reunions, etc. that we have been receiving. We want to continue to hear from you often.
We attempt to make all updates to Class data within a few days, and answer all emails that need a reply.
 However, it may happen that something gets missed or done incorrectly.
 In which case please send us a reminder as we want to keep all the data current and answer all
 emails promptly. The Webmasters want these pages to be regarded as belonging to all alumnis. 

May 29 - 2006 - We (Lynn) have incorporated a new feature to the site. Click on the Picture Galleries
 to the left and then jump to “2000 All Classes Reunion” 
You will then be introduced to our new “slide show” feature. 
(More pictures have and will be added to this reunion).
Unfortunately we don’t have the names. Do you? 
If you have pictures of your reunions that you would like to have posted, get in touch with the webmasters. For new entries we will need the names and classes of those pictured. We are thinking of adding
slide shows to the individual class directories, showing pictures of you and your family today,
along with short bios.  Your feedback on this feature will be appreciated.

January 29, 2006: Filled in the Fallen Heroes section and made some minor tweaks to the site style
(including a “last updated” notation on each page...which may or may not work.)

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