Welcome to Shaler High School Class of ’71 Reunion Site
Greetings Fellow Huskies,
The 45th Reunion is now in the history books. Based on all of the feedback, I think the 60 plus people who attended had a great time. I know I did. But the great times could not have happened without some helpers.
First and foremost, I need to say a big THANKS to my girlfriend Lorrie, who kept me straight, handled the picnic food and did so much more. Love you Lorrie.
Then I want to thank Dan Bonnett and Bill Mackenroth. Dan showed up early and was the cleaning person. I wish he could have stayed longer, but he had other commitments. Bill also showed up early and stayed late and just pitched in wherever Lorrie or I needed another hand.
Lastly, I want to thank each and every one of you who showed up. You made the event the success that it was.
I expected to hear from fellow classmates on Monday that they were sad or upset that they had heard about the Reunion. I was wrong. They didn’t wait until Monday. They started on Sunday. Clearly we need a better communications mechanism. I spoke with many of the attendees about this issue and there will be more information coming out soon about the 50th Reunion and how we can get the word out and build enthusiasm towards the 50th.
Get the Huskies you know to join our Facebook page and check the website. If they don’t do Facebook, have them contact me at 412-512-5090 and give me their contact information. If I don’t have contact information, I can’t contact them.
Lastly, by multiple requests, there will be a planning meeting for the 50th Reunion on Friday June 2, 2017 at the Middle Road Inn. There may be meetings sooner than that so check out our website. More details to follow.
Thanks again to all who came.
If you have taken pictures at either the Friday Get Together or the Saturday Reunion and you wish to share them email them to Jim Dembowski at firstname.lastname@example.org (Attach only one photo at a time). A slide show presentation will be created like those from previous reunions.
If you need information or have any questions about upcoming reunions, please contact Jerry DiGennaro at email@example.com
If you have any comments or want to add something to the Web Site, please free to contact Jim Dembowski at firstname.lastname@example.org
Upload your photo for the website HERE.
31st Reunion – 2002
Cruisin’ on the Liberty Bell
- Reunion Photo Gallery (Cruisin’ on the Liberty Bell)
- Winner of the Harley DavidsonWinner of the Harley DavidsonMarte Yerkins won the 2002 Harley Davidson XL 883R Sportster, (supplied by Maisto ) by correctly identifying the Shaler classmates that were members of the band Optical Illusion.
The contest was tied between Marte Yerkins and Sharon (Michaely) Veatch, both entries correctly identifying the Shaler classmates from the class of 70 and 71. However. Marte went one step further and identified Ron Crawford, who was in our class but moved away before our junior year. Congratulations Marte!!! The prize as it turned out was a die cast toy!!
What Classmates have to say
Jim Kearns just E-mailed me and said the fuse was already lit for the next one........Judy Agnole (Matous)
I was so pleased to see all my good friends from our class and also get reacquainted with ones that I didn't really know 30 some years ago. The boat was a perfect venue and the food was very good. I think I'll contact some classmates that didn't go and tell them of the great time they missed. You know, we really have a great group of people and I wish it were possible to get together more often than every five (or six) years...Marte Yerkins
I didn't see anyone not enjoying themselves Saturday nite. I think it was actually better than high school.......Tom Glatz
Got an e-mail from Fay who suggested we have a mini reunion each year. Ballgame, picnic, etc.......Rick Barie
Anyone who couldn't attend certainly missed a spectacular night. To me, everything was perfect - seeing old friends and renewing so many relationships, the food, the music.......Ginger Worst (Blum)
I had a great time and it was wonderful to see everyone who attended. I have a feeling I missed a few people but it was good talking to the ones that I did see. It was so nice to see and talk to the Middle Road gang and all of those from Lower Glenshaw grade school. Only wish Linda Falcetoni could have been there! Hope to see you all on the mini excursions! You all looked great!!! I do believe we get better as we age!....Jan Walker (Kramer)
Let's have the next one at Hooters!.....Jim Kearns
Thank you to Jim and Judy and everyone who helped plan this reunion. It was a walk down memory lane. We could not have wished for a better evening. Thanks again!........Joyce (Grall) Dayen
I've gotten back to my "real" life in Texas and haven't checked the site in awhile, but I will always cherish the fantastic time I had with everyone at the reunion. It was so great to be back in Pgh. and back with my old friends. It was overwhelming and I will never forget it. Do I need to get a life? NO...I have a great life and this just added something extra special. Thanks everyone! Special thanks to those who made the whole thing possible........ Lisa (Kendrick) Ocheltree
41st Reunion – 2012
North Park Picnic
What Classmates have to say
I want to thank each and every one of you for making Saturday a memorial day, it is the ones that were not there that today I am missing most. Thanks to those who made this event happen, to those that came and in the memory of those that have passed, be well and hope to do this again soon. ~Tom Glatz
Wow - What a great bunch of classmates all gathered together in one place. 1971 turned out smart, caring and good-looking grownups who can laugh at and with each other. We are all still young at heart.
~ Lindarae Schmidt
It was great seeing old friends again & connecting with fellow Huskies who I really did not get a chance know in high school. Everything about the day was about perfect. I am looking forward to staying in touch until we do this again next year! ~ Denise Hinds
I had such a wonderful time connecting with my Shaler Huskies friends tonight! Thank you ~ Karen Rose
It was awesome to see so many people show up for the reunion events. Thanks to those that helped put this together ~ Jerry DiGennaro
How about celebrating our "60th" birthdays together? Oooo - that's scary! the birthday - not celebrating together! ~ Karen Krouse McCutcheon
- Pre-Reunion Mixer at the E-Town, Etna, PA
- Reunion Photo Gallery (North Park Picnic)
45th Reunion – 2016
North Park Picnic