Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
We just lost another classmate......Peggy Petry Oszvart. She was a very close friend.
I saw it in today's obits and am very saddened by it. She was my buddy from before Reception Grade in Farmingdale School. We went all through school together and went to the same church.
Our mothers used to take turns walking us to Farmingdale School every day. They did that until we went to on to the 4th grade in Greenwood School.
She and I lived across the street from each other on Norway Ave. She was the one who took me to get my driver's license and asked me to be in her wedding party.
Very sadly, we lost track of each other after I'd married and moved down here. Several times I looked for her by way of the computer but couldn't find her, so I thought that she'd probably moved away..........and there she was......still in Mercerville, all of this time.
FROM THE TIMES OF TRENTON:
| Margaret K. Oszvart TRENTON - Margaret "Peggy" Katherine Oszvart, 75, of Mercerville passed away Monday in Royal Health Gate Nursing and Rehab Center. Born in Trenton, Mrs. Oszvart was a lifelong area resident and lifetime member of Bethel Lutheran Church of Trenton. She graduated from the Helene Fuld School of Nursing, class of 1955, and was employed as a registered nurse at Helene Fuld Hospital and at the office of Dr. William Hipple in Trenton, from where she retired. Predeceased by her parents, William and Margaret Petry, and her son-in-law, Daniel O'Brien, she is survived by her husband of 55 years, John Oszvart; two sons, John W. Oszvart and his wife, Joan, of Robbinsville and James S.; her daughter, J.A. O'Brien of Hamilton, and her grandchildren, Jason and Jessica Oszvart of Robbinsville. The funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday from the Saul Memorial Home, 1740 Greenwood Ave., Trenton. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Hamilton. Family and friends may call 9-10 a.m. Saturday at the Memorial Home, www.saulfuneral home.|
Monday, December 22, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
He was always ready with that cordial smile. Bobby and I went through Hamilton High together and graduated in the class of 1951, or as I like to refer to it, "the class with class." Bob and I also attended St. Anthony Parish in Trenton and were regular summer visitors to the San Alfonso retreat house in West Long Branch. Bob and his lovely wife, Emily were always there for me when I was President of the St. Anthony Grammar School PTA. I remember Bob being a part of one of our PTA "Fathers' Night" fund raising programs, where Bob was in the "MIchael Rowed the Boat Ashore" segment of the program. We met at our HHS reunions, and Bob was always there with his wife and that disarming cordial personality. I will miss you, Bob. You and Emily, Danny and Anne, whom I see frequently, and all the Herrera family will be in our prayers. May the Good Lord welcome you into his heavenly Kingdom.
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Monday, December 01, 2008
WHEN YOU CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW, YOU WILL BE TAKEN TO THE HOSTING WEBSITE. CLICK ON MY "KUSER SCHOOL MEMORIES" FILE AND DOWNLOAD IT. IT SHOULD LOAD AUTOMATICALLY INTO YOUR WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER.
(A RELATIVELY QUICK DOWNLOAD IF YOU HAVE BROADBAND FACILITIES.)
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Saturday, November 29, 2008
Hi All !
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Hi All !
|Raywood, Walter|| |
|PORT SAINT JOE, FL - Walter Raywood, 71, formerly of Hamilton, passed away November 15 after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his brother Bob Raywood and his wife Pat of Titusville and several cousins, nieces, and nephews. Funeral services are private.|
|Published in The Times, Trenton, on 11/23/2008|
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Monday, November 03, 2008
Sunday, November 02, 2008
Saturday, November 01, 2008
I enjoyed reading all your information on your sites and can't believe I didn't know about them before this. Mercerville School and HHS certainly aren't the same anymore but I was lucky to have been able to experience the good years at a time gone by. Also, Trenton -- the movies, busses, and great department stores of days gone by.
How I remember the quote you mention that Miss Baird instilled in all of us; "travel the world over-"-- I found a card with that quote on it years ago and have kept it and look at it often, remembering her every time. There's so much to comment on that I wouldn't know where to start but be assured they are all good memories.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Hi All !
HHS56 classmate Carole (Ferguson) Ovelman informed us today of the passing of classmate Joan (Hutchinson) Finewood on October 5. Joan lived in Lyons, NY. Unfortunately, our numbers continue to dwindle.
HHS56 Reunion Committee
Friday, October 10, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
A Goodbye to a Wonderful Friend
by Marion Goldenberg Schwartz
Hamilton High School, Hamilton, NJ, Class of 1954
September 12, 2008
Janet Nilsen Meglathery, Hamilton High School Class of 1954, passed away on May 23, 2008. I am deeply saddened. Following is the Obituary in the Asbury Press:
I just learned of her death and have been crying off and on for a few days. I have lost a great friend. She was my neighbor and buddy through elementary schools (Rowan, Willey, Lalor), through Hamilton High School and beyond our 1954 graduation. We shared a love for fun and for the absurd. Janet was very intelligent with a well developed, albeit droll sense of humor. We survived fights in elementary school about, for example, whose legs were more bowed! Together and in groups, we went swimming, skiing, ice skating, to the “Feast” in Chambersburg, to parties, to dances and to the movies in downtown Trenton. We just hung out, grew up together and shared our secrets and our dreams for the future.
Her mother Hilda, from Norway, was a skinny dynamo, who was always very well dressed and who fussed over Janet to a fault. She had a great sense of humor and taught me how to make fattigman, Norwegian cookies! I loved her as well! When they took a trip to Norway to visit relatives, they brought back lovely souvenirs for me.
In high school, Janet was a good student. She was a three year Modern Dance Club member and a two year member of All State Orchestra. She played the violin. She was captain of the Orange Sports Team and was a three year member of the hockey and basketball teams.
She was especially loved by me, Marilyn Block Lister and John Gibbs, also classmates of hers in 1954. Our lives in the fifties were carefree, unsophisticated and truly “happy days”.
Janet and Marilyn Block Lister were bridesmaids, when I was married in 1962. After we were all married and had children, we lost touch only to meet one more time at a bittersweet lunch, which included John Gibbs and Frank Giacobbi, when we celebrated our 50th year reunion. I never saw her again, even though we vowed to get together.
The worst part of getting old is the increasing loss of beloved family and friends. These are people who shared your unique place in history. But how lucky I am to have known someone to whom it was so hard to say goodbye. “A friend hears the song in your heart and sings it to you when your memory fails” (anonymous author).
Rest in peace, my old friend, Janet, you are loved and will be missed by so many.
Friday, September 12, 2008
OLD FRIENDS ARE THE BEST FRIENDS. MARION GOLDENBERG SCHWARTZ, HHS '54 POSTS THIS TRIBUTE TO HER BEST FRIEND WHO RECENTLY PASSED AWAY. MARION GOLDENBERG AND JANET NILSON WERE INSEPERABLE COMPANIONS IN THEIR EARLY YEARS. IN MY NUMEROUS EMAILS FROM MARION, IT BECAME OBVIOUS TO ME THAT SHE HARBORS VERY PRECIOUS AND BITTERSWEET MEMORIES OF THE HAPPY YEARS SHE SPENT WITH JANET NILSEN FROM THE CLASS OF '54. JANET PASSED AWAY RECENTLY.
I AM ADDING A QUOTATION TO YOUR WONDERFUL SENTIMENTS AS POSTED ABOVE, MARION. LOUISE BAIRD WAS MY FAVORITE HAMILTON HIGH CHOIR AND VOCAL MUSIC TEACHER WHEN I WAS AT HHS. SHE ASKED US TO COMMIT THIS TO MEMORY. IT IS A REFRESHING SENTIMENT, AND EVEN THOUGH I HAVE NEVER MET YOU NOR JANET, I THINK IT FITS BOTH OF YOU. YOUR FRIENDSHIP CERTAINLY EPITOMIZES BEAUTY:
Friday, September 05, 2008
I have received an email from Kuser Principal Roberto Kesting announcing the first formal meeting of the Kuser School Centennial Celebration. I know there are some visitors to this site who are "Kuser Kats" and have expressed an interest in being kept informed as to the activities surrounding the planning for this memorable and historic celebration. If you are interested in being kept informed, or are interested in attending as an alumnus (as I am), contact either Mr. Kesting at the address below, or email me.
THE FIRST CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION MEETING
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
TRENTON HIGH SCHOOL, AND THE MONEY ALLOCATED FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL SHOULD BE CHANNELLED TO A JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL.
Sunday, August 31, 2008
PLEASE EMAIL THE INFO TO ME AND I WILL SEE THAT THE ORGANIZERS OF THE CELEBRATION RECEIVE IT
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Carl Pack, Eleanor Brazier (who was dating my cousin, the late Dick Walker back then), the late Jack Yago, Jimmy Thomann, Jimmy Brennan, and last but by no means least, the very handsome Bill Beckett (who was dating my dear wife of 54 years back then, Judy Britton.)
Monday, August 04, 2008
HERE ARE THE GRAPHICS CATHY McHALE, HHS '46 SENT TO THE LIBRARY FOR OUR EXTENSIVE HAMILTON HIGH WEST DIGITAL DATABASE. "JANIE" WAS THE DRAMA PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR 1946. EACH YEAR, HAMILTON HIGH PRESENTED AN ON STAGE PRODUCTION.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Class of 1988 – 20th Reunion for
Saturday November 29th, 2008
Nottingham Ball Room
$85 per person, $165 per couple
For more information contact:
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Monday, July 07, 2008
Sunday, July 06, 2008
DOES ANYONE KNOW THE ANSWER TO BRIAN'S QUEST FOR INFO ON HAMILTON'S LOYALTY SONG? BRIAN'S REQUEST FOLLOWS, ALONG WITH MY REPLY. IT SEEMS TO ME THAT THE COHEN SISTERS FROM HHS '52 WERE INVOLVED SOMEWAY.
BRIAN WRITES:Hello Mr. Glover,My name is Brian Maher. I am the Director of Bands at Hamilton High School West. In addition to my "musical duties" within the District, I am also very interested in history, especially that of this band. I was wondering if you, or your readers, could solve a mystery for us. I'm looking for information regarding "Loyalty", the Hamilton High West Fight Song. I'm looking to find out who wrote the words ("Hamilton High will serve you... ever in loyalty..."), who wrote the music, and if anyone knows in just what year it was written.I'm assuming that it would date before there even WAS a Hamilton High School West, since it just refers to "Hamilton High".I believe it was an original song written just for our school (as opposed to our Alma Mater, "Far Above Cayuga's Waters", which is Cornell University's Alma Mater)I thought if ANYONE would know, or might have information about "Loyalty", it would be you.Great website, by the way. I read a little each day (until my eyes hurt!... I'll need glasses soon!)Thanks again,Brian MaherDirector of BandsHamilton High School West
HI BRIAN: MANY THANKS FOR THE EMAIL. "HAMILTON HIGH WE'LL SERVE YOU.EVER WE'LL LOYAL BEPLANNING TO MAKE OUR FUTURE,WE PLEDGE FIDELITY, RAH RAH RAH,WE WILL BE TRUE AND FAITHFULIN ALL THE WORK WE DOBACKING OUR HAMILTON HIGH SCHOOL, AND THE TEAM WITH THE SPIRIT TRUE.." I SEEM TO RECALL ELEANOR OR BARBARA COHEN FROM HHS '52 WROTE THE WORDS TO THE ALMA MATER, BUT I AM NOT REALLY SURE. ADDITIONALLY, I DON'T KNOW WHO WROTE THE WORDS AND MUSIC TO THE LOYALTY SONG. IT MAY HAVE ALSO BEEN THE COHEN SISTERS. I WILL POST THIS EMAIL AND YOUR S ON MY WEBSITES. PERHAPS A CLASS OF '52 VISITOR WILL BE ABLE TO SOLVE THE MYSTERY. DID YOU REPLACE TOM RECHTENWALD? WHEN YOU SEE MS. SUE PROULX, TELL HER I SEND MY REGARDS. TOM GLOVER