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As much as we’ve been curious about what our classmates have done and where they are, the next most frequent questions have revolved around our teachers. What did they do after they survived our shenanigans; where are they now, and unfortunately, when did they pass away.

We’ve done some preliminary research and once again, there are stories here. As ever, if you have any information about one of your favorites, please let us know.

What would a site be without remembering the people charged with shaping us into full fledged people. We all have our favorites and otherwise. But they too were there at that time and place we call Wayne Valley High School in 1967. Perhaps what we forget is that they have their own stories too, Some were veteran teachers; others just at the beginning of their careers. Here they are with as many current photos as we have been able to assemble as we tried to contact them all as well.

Administration

vandykenjohn

John Van Dyken

 

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harrisonnorman

Norman Harrison

 

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sinofskykenneth

Kenneth Sinofsky

Pompano Beach FL

1927 - 11/27/2003

Kenneth Sinofsky, Coach of Champions - Grid Great led Wayne Valley, East Rutherford to 5 titles.

Kenneth S. Sinofsky, a legendary football coach at Wayne Valley High School, died Thursday at his winter home in Pompano Beach FL. He led teams for 5 state titles in a coaching career that spanned more than 30 years. The gymnasium at Wayne Valley is named in his honor.

(Jon Berry, Bergen Record 11/30/2003

 

ENGLISH

ruffingrobert

Robert Ruffing

Sea Girt, NJ

D. August 1988

lombardoesthel

Esther Lombardo

Wayne, NJ

 

tuckercharles

 Charles Tucker

 

 

marcelloelizabeth

Elizabeth Marcello

 

 

ringlecharles

Charles Ringle

Fairfield, NJ

 

coferbernice

Bernice Cofer

 

 

edelhofdavid

Arthur Edelhoff

 

 

pohlicarol

Carol Pohli

Boca Raton FL

d. 5/19/1994

dettelouise

Louise Dette

 

d. 1996

gannonthomas

Thomas Gannon

 

 

gouldgeralyn

Geralyn Gould

Sun Lake AZ

 

mccannvirginia

Virginia McCann

 

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

wagnerdavid

David Wagner

 

d. 2005

romanojoseph

Joseph Romano

 

 

paulfred

Fred Paul

 

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sweetmandonald

Donald Sweetman

Hardwick NJ

 

carusoangelo

Angelo Caruso

 

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attenasiolucille

Lucille Attanasio

Fair Lawn, NJ

 

threlfallalbert

Albert Threlfall

Edison  NJ

 

felderhillel

Hillel Felder

Media PA

d. 1/20/2009

falcojoanranalletti

Joan E Falco Ranaletti

Wayne NJ

 

sorockedwardsorockedward1

Edward Sorock

Fairlawn NJ

d. 8/16/2014

Edward James "Jimmy", was born in Brooklyn, NY. A  WWII  veteran, wedding photographer and retired teacher, he died at age 91 at his home in Fair Lawn, NJ, Saturday evening, August 16, 2014.
Jimmy is survived by his wife of 67 years, Francine G. Sorock (nee Lendman); his sons Peter R. Sorock of Washington D.C. and Gary S. Sorock of Highland Park, NJ; sister Phyllis Kusnitz of Tamarac, FL; daughter-in-law Eleanor E. Sorock of Highland Park, NJ; and beloved grandchildren Charlotte M. Sorock of New Orleans, LA, Rayden Sorock of Pittsburgh, PA, and Abraham Sorock of Beijing, China.
He graduated from the New York State Maritime Academy at Ft. Schuyler in the Bronx, NY where he earned the status of Ensign. He served as 3rd officer on the S.S. Frederick Bouchard from November 1944 to February 1945, transporting ammunition across the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and was notably present for the liberation of the Philippines.
He suffered an injury to his leg aboard ship in July 1945 and was taken to a hospital in Tacloban, Philippines where he was cared for with much appreciation and tenderness. Seventy years later, when that same town was destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, Jimmy sent a donation to the Red Cross in gratitude for the care he once received there.  
He was extremely proud of his service and was rarely seen without his U.S. Merchant Marine cap. He fought hard for Merchant Marine veterans' benefits, which were not granted until the 1990's.
Despite taking pride in his service, he returned from war a staunch advocate for peace and continued to seek peace for the rest of his life.
After the war, he earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master's in Education from Columbia University. He worked as a salesman and as a wedding photographer before becoming a social studies teacher and Audio Visual Director at Wayne Valley High School in NJ.
As a teacher he developed a curriculum for and then, for many years, taught a course titled "Man's Search for Peace," one of the first Peace Studies courses for high school students in the U.S. He joined the World Federalist Organization early on and remained engaged with politics and organized labor over the course of his life. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/northjersey/obituary.aspx?pid=172165691#sthash.PsR0uDTS.dpuf

MATHEMATICS

thomsonruth

Ruth D Thomson

 

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rosenthalmichael

Michael A. Rosenthal

 

 

debowcassie

Cassie DeBow

Pompton Lakes, NJ

Retired from Principalship of Our Lady of Consolation grammar school

grafwilliam

William Graf

Bloomingdale, NJ

 

gambutidavid

David Gambuti

Cape May, NJ

d.4/12/2000

whitfordjean

Jean Whitford

Manasquan, NJ

 

walkerdiane

Diane Walker

 

 

piersonglenpierson

Glenn Pierson

Marmora NJ

 

kaplanfrances

Francis Kaplan

 

 

spauldinggeorge

George Spaulding

Wayne, NJ

 

SCIENCE

frauenhoffrobert

Robert Frauenhoff

Laurel Grove NJ

d.8/29/2007

weishenry

Henry Weiss

Kennelon, NJ

 

damicoelaine

Elaine D’Amico

Wayne, NJ

d. 1/20/1998

dominlouis

Louis Domin

Oro Valley AZ

 

kiersteneleanor

Eleanor Kiersten

Jamesburg, NJ

d. 3/23/2011

fosterjack

Jack Foster

 

 

maccarojoseph

Joseph Maccaro

Pompton Plains, NJ

 

pelakmichael

Michael Pelak

Franklin Lakes NJ

d. 8/19/2004

andersoncharles

Charles Anderson

 

 

LANGUAGE

galbierczykedward

Edward Galbiercyzk

 

d. July 2015

hardingay

Gay Harding

 

reported deceased

bradleyjuditybradleyjudith

Judith Bradley

Totowa, NJ

Took a hiatus from teaching in 1969 to begin my family--had 2 sons.

Came back to WHS in 1973 to teach supplemental part time.

Returned full time (to WVHS, as it was now called) as French teacher in 1981.

Got Masters in counseling, but never went that route.

Continued to teach French until retirement in 1998.

During teaching years, my husband John (who taught in Wayne Hills until 2000) and I made 25+ trips to Europe with students at first, and later with adults. We went to France at least 20 of those times, and never tired of visiting that beautiful country.

 

linkmargaret

Margaret Link (Lash)

Kinnelon, NJ

 

albanesebarbara

Barbara Albanese

Naples FL

 

pelligrinomaryjane

Mary Jane Pelligrino (Tierney)

 

 

bogardusanne

Anne P Bogardus

 

 

cancelarichmarie

Marie Cancelarich

Hillsdale NJ

d. 11/12/2002

ART/MUSIC

kerrronald

Ronald Kerr

 

 

kuzmichjohnthenkuzmichjohn

John Kuzmich

Denver CO

 

hlavaceklois

Lois Hlavacek

 

 

doumaelaine

Elaine Douma

West Milford, NJ

d. 4/18/2005

ciresisam

Samuel M. Ciresi

Pompton Lakes, NJ

 

heyerdoffbarbara

Barbara Heyerdoff

 

 

BUSINESS EDUCATION

wrightruth

Ruth Wright

 

 

gersiebeatrice

Beatrice Gersie

Medford, NJ

Location confirmed. Alive and well

vankampenesthervankampenestherlacy

Esther Van Campen Lacey

Farmington Hills MI

After high school I attended Montclair State College and received a BA in business education. Then in 1966 I received a MA from Paterson State College in special education I taught business education and special education for a total of 13 years in NJ, MD, and MI where I have lived for almost 40 years. While still single I had a whirlwind trip around the world visiting 13 countries.

In 1973 I married my husband, John Lacy, and we had a daughter and a son. I was a stay at home mom until my children were older and in school. Then I went back to work having various part time jobs €“ substitute teacher, physical therapy aide, medical records transcriber, bookkeeper, and office assistant I also volunteered at my children’s school and at my church. Our family spent many vacations going camping in the MI state parks.

Now I am retired and spend most of my time doing charity sewing. The fabric calls me! I make bears for adult cancer patients (Sojourn Bears) and quilts for preemies and ICU babies (Tiny Miracles). I also enjoy reading, riding my bicycle, doing handwork, working as a church volunteer, and participating in various activities that come my way.

 

morganelise

Elise Morgan

 

reported deceased

INDUSTRIAL ARTS

vanzweedenadrian

Adrian Van Zweden

West Milford, NJ

Adrian Van Zweden taught his first class when Harry Truman was in the White House, and his most recent class this month.

The ramrod-straight 92-year-old towered over a roomful of fourth-graders at Eastern Christian Elementary School in Midland Park. He was showing them his collection of colorful rocks and minerals and his big, old magnet.
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"There's something outside this magnet — I can't see it, I can't touch it, but I want to prove to you it's there," he said, milking the suspense.

He took a copper wire spooled around an iron core and swiped it by the magnet, creating sparks that prompted a giggly chorus of awesome! and cool!

"Whoa!" Van Zweden cried. "We're making electricity! I told you there was something there!"

Twenty-seven years after retiring as the Wayne schools' director of career and occupational education, Van Zweden is still at it. And he still has it (NJ Record)

 

churchlawrence

Lawrence Church

Rockport MA

 

youngjohn

John P Young

 

 

gadjojoseph

Joseph Gadjo

Hawthorne, NJ

 

klasrichard

Richard Klas

Mahwah, NJ

 

breitingerrobert

Robert Breitinger

Lincoln Park, NJ.

 

cartercharles

Charles Carter

 

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

rickerlester

Lester Ricker

Allegheny PA

d. 4/27/2008

sorsbywilma

Wilma Sorsby

Montville, NJ

d. 11/24/1998

dilemmapatrick

Patrick DiLemma

Morehead City NC

Patrick "Pat" DiLemma, 71, of Morehead City, NC passed away Thursday, May 26, 2011.

A Memorial Service will be held 4:00 pm Friday, June 3, 2011 at Munden Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jack Mumford officiating.

Pat was born and raised in Paterson, NJ and received a degree from Rutgers University. He was a physical education teached for 20 years before owning and operating Chatham Deli in Chatham, NJ. He was married to the late Linda DiLemma for 42 years and raised their family in Jefferson and Madison, NJ.

He was an avid golfer and fisherman and thoroughly enjoyed his retirement in Morehead City.

He is survived by two sons, Scott and Kurt; their wives, Wendy and Susan; two grandsons, Tyler and Brandon; and close family friend, Becky DeSilva.

(Courtesy Munden Funeral Home)

 

freyphyllis

Phyllis Frey

Mt. Arlington NJ

 

scherstanley

Stanley Scher

 

d. August 24, 2006

henrycharles

Charles Henry

 

 

oconnorkenneth

Kenneth O’Connor

 

 

campbellharriet

Harriet Campbell

 

 

paulisonsandra

Sandra Paulison

Pompton Lakes NJ

 

zuberererniezubererernienow

Ernest Zuberer Jr.

Tampa FL

 

GUIDANCE

hannanjoseph

Joseph Hanna

 

D. 2009

bensonelizabeth

Elizabeth Benson

 

 

kembleluella

Luella Kemble

Lake Arial PA

d. 3/1/2001

contemichael

Michael Conte

 

 

bernearthur

Arthur Berne

 

 

NURSES

sirchmary

Mary Sirch

 

 

lindvirginia

Virginia Lind

 

 

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