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235) Tina brimmer decker


  Messenger: tinamarie00000000
  Now In: Newport News, VA
  High School: Southside
  Class of: 1982
Saturday, 01.12.2008 - 00:49:29 Windows XP Internet Explorer

I would sacrifice being back in the colder area for the privildge of living near my families and two year old granddaughter from my oldest son who still resides up there but gosh the Job economy has got to improve to decent job opportunities first for me to even be able to have the privilidge of being near my granddaughter and families.
234) james pappas

  Now In: prescott,az.
  High School: Elmira Free Academy
  Class of: 1949
Friday, 12.28.2007 - 20:37:26 Windows XP Internet Explorer

hi to irene patros, you dont know me but i remember when your family came to the usa. if i rememeber correctly..there was bill,tommy, pete,and mary patros. i was greek also and i was their interpeter for them at riverside school. then i lived on market st. near their house on madison.
how do you fit in the family?
hope to hear from you soon.

233) Irene Patros Fadis

  Now In: Queens, NY
  High School: Elmira Free Academy
  Class of: 1971
Saturday, 12.15.2007 - 13:29:30 Windows XP Internet Explorer

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Best of health, happiness, and love at this holiday season and all through the year.
Best wishes also to all who celebrated Channukah, hope it was blest in every way.
Thanks once more for this website, it truly keeps the memories alive. God bless everyone. Best regards.

232) Karen Williamson VanNess

  Now In: Pine City
  High School: Edison
  Class of: 1986
Friday, 12.07.2007 - 13:58:50 Windows XP Internet Explorer

I attended Southside in 1983 and 1984. Then we moved to the Heights and my sister and I graduated from Edison.

I was looking at the old Eldridge Park photos. I remember riding the airplanes, they would go out over the lake. I think the whip might have been my favorite ride there. They do bring back memories. How time flies.

My husband and I bought a ranch and have 3 horses. We trailride for pleasure. I used to dream about having my own horse. Remember dreams CAN come true.

If anyone remembers me, please send me a message. It would be nice to hear from some old classmates.

231) David Collins

  Now In: Barton on Sea, Hampshire, England
  High School: Elmira Free Academy
Wednesday, 12.05.2007 - 12:51:22 Windows XP Internet Explorer

Class of 1958 EFA with 50 years passing makes one nostalgic. Elmira in the 1950's was a really fine city. Life is really nice now, but Elmira could probably benefit from a retro-fit... I am looking forward our reunion and would really enjoy hearing from former classmates. Cheers to All!
230) Mike Hughes

  Now In: Columbia, MD
  High School: Southside
  Class of: 1964
Tuesday, 12.04.2007 - 15:56:48 Windows XP Internet Explorer

Really enjoy the site! Still visit my BIG family, most of whom are still living in the Elmira area. Left Elmira over 33 years ago, but still call it home.
229) MARYBETH BAILEY (Leonard)

  Now In: port charlotte, florida
  High School: Elmira Free Academy
  Class of: 1984
Saturday, 11.24.2007 - 14:44:57 Windows XP Internet Explorer

228) Rachel

Monday, 11.19.2007 - 15:21:21 Windows NT Internet Explorer

Hello! Sorry to trespass on your page, but I am searching on behalf of an Elmira Free Academy alumnus for Ann White, who taught there in the 1960s. Does anyone remember her or have additional information that might help me track her down? This alumnus is giving a charitable donation inspired by her and wants to let her know. Thanks so much for any help you can provide. You can email me directly at rczinn@syr.edu with any info.
227) shelly simon-browne
  Now In: marin county
  High School: Notre Dame
  Class of: 1986
Tuesday, 11.13.2007 - 21:15:17 Windows XP Internet Explorer

wow. that is all I can say. I was in town last week after being gone for 15 years!!!! I do not know how I found this site-I guess being there and seeing what has become of the place led me to do some "googling" and I found this site. I have lived in the Bay area for years-and it was quite a culture shock to be back. I was totally depressed the whole time-I do not know what I was expecting but maybe some CHANGE would be good. I grew up there-was there for 18 years. i can honestly say that i am glad I got out.some of the old houses ARE quite beautiful, and CHEAP...but there is a reason they are so cheap. What does the mayor of that city do? do people there just not care? it could be such a lovely place...there was not even a decent coffee shop there. I had to drive to Corning...the drive from Elmira to Corning is exactly the same. very pretty-but the same. maybe it would have been better to be there while the leaves were on the trees-it would not have seemed so dreary. I doubt I will be back any time soon, it was just too sad. i could hardly wait to drive back to NYC and get out of there. maybe a link to some activities on this site would be good-some events or something so that when people come to town they have some ideas. I hope the winter treats you all well.
226) Irene Patros Fadis
  Now In: Queens,NY
  High School: Elmira Free Academy
  Class of: 1971
Saturday, 11.10.2007 - 15:10:00 Windows XP Internet Explorer

Thanks to all of our veterans for all you have done. God bless you all.
225) Stacy Milford Holmgren

  Now In: Raeford, North Carolina
  High School: Southside
  Class of: 1988
Tuesday, 10.23.2007 - 15:53:55 Windows XP Internet Explorer

I just updated my info for the alumni book. All my info was old and wanted to see if anyone has info on our 20th reunion. please ontact me. thanks
224) Ronnie Perry

  Now In: Cortland
  High School: Southside
  Class of: 1962
Sunday, 10.14.2007 - 20:00:41 Windows XP Internet Explorer

Eclipse workers 1942A old photo my wife came across. Maybe you know or are related to......
223) Irene Patros Fadis
  Now In: Queens, NY
  High School: Elmira Free Academy
  Class of: 1971
Saturday, 09.29.2007 - 20:59:34 Windows XP Internet Explorer

Tomorrow is the 38th anniversary of the passing away of the late Bill A. Patros. Bill owned and operated the M & M Bar and Grill. Many of you may remember him from the M & M Hot Dog Stand. May his memory be eternal and may he rest in peace. Always in our hearts and minds, his wife, children, and grandchildren.
222) Bert Oldenhuis

  Now In: the Hague, Netherlands
  High School: Southside
  Class of: 1963
Saturday, 09.29.2007 - 20:04:56 Windows XP Internet Explorer

Love this site - brings back some memories but I notice that none of my classmates have signed in - shame on them! I left Elmira in '63 when I went to the USMMA in Kings Point - came back seven years later for a brief period, joined IR in Painted Post and was sent out to their European Marketing and Engineering HQ in the Netherlands ( my Dutch roots may have played a part in this decision)as a sales engineer and marketing support for their European sales area. Have lived here ever since and have only been back to Elmira once - in May of 2001 and then only for a few days with my oldest son Lance - he loved the area and wondered why I ever left. I now work for Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery as account manager for this neck of the woods ( Netherlands). But of course Elmira will always be engrained in my memory as I spent some of the best years of my life there -from 1957 when I came there from Holland and was placed in the sixth grade of Hopkins St. School and where I met some of the greatest guys and gals in my new country; until the time after HS graduation - a span of only 7 years but boy, were they intense! My mother now lives in Omaha NE, and enjoying it there at the ripe old age of 96 - My oldest brother Jan and youngest brother ( Bill - SHS class of 74)live there as well. My twin brother and sister Henk and Marian ( SHS class of 68?) live in Rochester NY and Virginia respectively, while my two elder sisters Corry (SHS '60) and Tineke live in Galveston TX and West Virginia resp. Scattered by the four winds and all far from Elmira, the town they all once called home.
Anyone remembering me or any of my siblings - give me a shout.

221) Mary Philo

  Now In: Tacoma, Wa
  High School: Southside
  Class of: 1994
Saturday, 09.29.2007 - 03:41:59 Windows NT Internet Explorer

Hi, Everyone in Elmira (Again)
My three children, Bonnie Lee Philo 10 (Yes Named after the Famous Bonnie Lee Philo of the Health Department), Joshua Philo 8 and Alexis 7 and I spent a month in Elmira this summer visiting my dad Doug Philo and Sister Melissa Savino and her young family. Great to see dad, sis and the hometown again. It was an honor for me to show off were I grew up to my kids. It's nice to see Elmira is even more beautiful than I remember. Hope Everyone is well and thank you for a wonderful visit home!

220) Mandy (West) Pirok


  Messenger: nothing83 nothing832002
  Now In: Decherd,TN
  High School: Elmira Free Academy
  Class of: 1998
Friday, 09.28.2007 - 17:17:51 Windows XP Internet Explorer

Me now!Hi all I grew up on Grand Central ave in the Harris's area my entire life graduated from EFA in 1998 and moved out here to TN in 1999 I have been home a handfull of times since if my family wasnt there I dont think I would go back I loved it there growing up but am ashamed to see what has happened to our quiet little town I would not raise my children there it is sure not what it used to be!! Anyway if any one wants from the old days wants to contact me go for it my email is mandy.pirok@gmail.com.....Th anks!
219) Catherine cross copp Hurd

  Now In: Graham, NC
  High School: Southside
  Class of: 1966
Tuesday, 09.11.2007 - 00:40:36 Windows XP Internet Explorer

218) Jeanette Thayer Kimbell

  Now In: Tampa Fl
  High School: Southside
  Class of: 1969
Saturday, 09.01.2007 - 20:37:59 Windows NT Internet Explorer

Great site. Brings back many memories.I miss home sometimes but not the winters. I moved to Ga in 1990 and then to Tampa in 2006. My daughter Michelle and grandson Tyler are in Elmira. I saw Cindy Harpers name here and would love to hear from you. I live very close to susan and Kay. Keep up the great work on this site'
217) Shery Hurd

  Messenger: hugabug96
  Now In: South Boston, VA
  High School: Southside
  Class of: 1981
Saturday, 08.25.2007 - 13:56:15 Windows XP Internet Explorer

I graduated from Southside in 1981. I graduated a year early, so took 11th/12th together. I am hoping to find some information on class reunions or to possibly get in touch with some old friends from 1981 or 1982. If anyone could possibly help me out, I would appreciate it very much. Look forward to hearing from you!
216) betty Jo Lee Hagar

  Now In: show low az
  High School: Elmira Free Academy
  Class of: 1954
Thursday, 08.23.2007 - 12:37:41 Windows XP Internet Explorer

I am wondering if anyone out there knows the whereabouts of Elaine Grunwald. She would have graduated from EFA in 1955. Her fathers was minister of the old German church. We have a mutual friend (Janice Kleckler) who has been looking for her for a long time. Any E-mails please subject it Elmira.