Pittston Area High School holds Grand Reunion II in Wilkes-Barre

For Sunday Dispatch | October 1st, 2015 11:15 am

WILKES-BARRE — Members of the Pittston High School Class of 1960 recently hosted their Grand Reunion II at Genetti’s Hotel in Wilkes-Barre.

The evening began with a Memorial Mass at the Oblates of St.Joseph Seminary in Laflin was celebrated by Fr. Angelo Messina for deceased members of classes from 1929 to 1966.

At Genetti’s, the 230 alumni - some who came from as far away as Florida and Arizona - were able to meet friends from, not only their own class, but from other classes. The band Millenium provided dance and listening music.

Members of the Pittston High School classes 1948 through 1951 pose for a photo at the Pittston High School Grand Reunion II at Genetti’s Hotel in Wilkes-Barre. From left, first row, Ann Manganello, Sue Magavero Mazzocchi, Lillian Messina, Fr. Angelo Messina, Sam Messina. Second row, Ann Marie Piragas Conroy, Charles Milazzo, Robert Lasky, Robert Clarke and Theresa Butera Ormando.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_PHS-1.jpgMembers of the Pittston High School classes 1948 through 1951 pose for a photo at the Pittston High School Grand Reunion II at Genetti’s Hotel in Wilkes-Barre. From left, first row, Ann Manganello, Sue Magavero Mazzocchi, Lillian Messina, Fr. Angelo Messina, Sam Messina. Second row, Ann Marie Piragas Conroy, Charles Milazzo, Robert Lasky, Robert Clarke and Theresa Butera Ormando.
Members of the Pittston High School classes of 1953 and 1954 pose for a photo at the Pittston High School Grand Reunion II at Genetti’s Hotel in Wilkes-Barre. From left, first row, Lucy Prizzi Butera, Shirley Trotta, Mary B.Leonard, Vincentine Piedmont, Leona Montagna. Second row, Ann Marie Mathis, Cathy Ricotta Turonis, Clarence Maisano, Violet Schultz Fenner and Tony Morreale.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_PHS-2.jpgMembers of the Pittston High School classes of 1953 and 1954 pose for a photo at the Pittston High School Grand Reunion II at Genetti’s Hotel in Wilkes-Barre. From left, first row, Lucy Prizzi Butera, Shirley Trotta, Mary B.Leonard, Vincentine Piedmont, Leona Montagna. Second row, Ann Marie Mathis, Cathy Ricotta Turonis, Clarence Maisano, Violet Schultz Fenner and Tony Morreale.
Members of the Pittston High School class of 1955 pose for a photo at the Pittston High School Grand Reunion II at Genetti’s Hotel in Wilkes-Barre. From left, first row, Marian Campenni Giraldi, Grace Sabella Dimick, Rose Marie Amico, Geraldine Matusevich, Anna Mae Matusevich Ames, Grunetta Fitzpatrick. Second row, Anthony D’Elia, Bernie Girman, Michael Policare, Sam Giamber and Priscillo Calabro Scovell.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_PHS-3.jpgMembers of the Pittston High School class of 1955 pose for a photo at the Pittston High School Grand Reunion II at Genetti’s Hotel in Wilkes-Barre. From left, first row, Marian Campenni Giraldi, Grace Sabella Dimick, Rose Marie Amico, Geraldine Matusevich, Anna Mae Matusevich Ames, Grunetta Fitzpatrick. Second row, Anthony D’Elia, Bernie Girman, Michael Policare, Sam Giamber and Priscillo Calabro Scovell.
Members of the Pittston High School classes of 1957 and 1958 pose for a photo at the Pittston High School Grand Reunion II at Genetti’s Hotel in Wilkes-Barre. From left, first row, Lynda Weir Davis, Mary Jo Duffy Chiampi, Patricia Montagna, Della Burgio Antonello, Marita Shuckstes Balbo, Cathy Markowski Scarantino, Josephine Lombardo Sciandra. Second row, Carl Scarantino, Joseph Marranca, Alberta Forlenza Bainbridge, Ray Lucarella, John Yarolin and James Savokinas.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_PHS-4.jpgMembers of the Pittston High School classes of 1957 and 1958 pose for a photo at the Pittston High School Grand Reunion II at Genetti’s Hotel in Wilkes-Barre. From left, first row, Lynda Weir Davis, Mary Jo Duffy Chiampi, Patricia Montagna, Della Burgio Antonello, Marita Shuckstes Balbo, Cathy Markowski Scarantino, Josephine Lombardo Sciandra. Second row, Carl Scarantino, Joseph Marranca, Alberta Forlenza Bainbridge, Ray Lucarella, John Yarolin and James Savokinas.
Members of the Pittston High School class of 1956 pose for a photo at the Pittston High School Grand Reunion II at Genetti’s Hotel in Wilkes-Barre. From left, first row, Mary Ann Petrenchak, Joan Hodakowski Kowalski, Carole Sassi Bonanni, Frank Monachino, Joseph Giuliano, Steve Sciandra. Second row, Dr. Joseph Lombardo, Joseph Sciandra, Frank Keating, Jim Walker, Jack Walker, Alex Brogna and Dan Evancho.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_PHS-5.jpgMembers of the Pittston High School class of 1956 pose for a photo at the Pittston High School Grand Reunion II at Genetti’s Hotel in Wilkes-Barre. From left, first row, Mary Ann Petrenchak, Joan Hodakowski Kowalski, Carole Sassi Bonanni, Frank Monachino, Joseph Giuliano, Steve Sciandra. Second row, Dr. Joseph Lombardo, Joseph Sciandra, Frank Keating, Jim Walker, Jack Walker, Alex Brogna and Dan Evancho.
Members of the Pittston High School class of 1959 pose for a photo at the Pittston High School Grand Reunion II at Genetti’s Hotel in Wilkes-Barre. From left, first row, Angeline Prizzi Cencetti, Theresa Fasciana Colello, Josie Schifano Capitano, Connie Ciraolo Walker, Ann Marie Argento Walker. Second row, Connie Ricotta Miroslaw, Sal Montagna, Dolores Guarnieri Traglia, Ellen Ann Lynott DeAngelo, Connie Ciraolo Lombardo. Absent from photo, Barbara Balconis Miller.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_PHS-6.jpgMembers of the Pittston High School class of 1959 pose for a photo at the Pittston High School Grand Reunion II at Genetti’s Hotel in Wilkes-Barre. From left, first row, Angeline Prizzi Cencetti, Theresa Fasciana Colello, Josie Schifano Capitano, Connie Ciraolo Walker, Ann Marie Argento Walker. Second row, Connie Ricotta Miroslaw, Sal Montagna, Dolores Guarnieri Traglia, Ellen Ann Lynott DeAngelo, Connie Ciraolo Lombardo. Absent from photo, Barbara Balconis Miller.
Members of the Pittston High School class of 1960 pose for a photo at the Pittston High School Grand Reunion II at Genetti’s Hotel in Wilkes-Barre. From left, first row, Josie Alaimo DeLucia, Patricia Insalaco Weidlich, Carmella Alu Kizis, Elaine Marriggi, Joanne Testa Rosener, Connie Pinto Salci, Vicki Piragas Penberg, Theresa Stuccio, Grabo, Michael Kirkpatrick, Maryanna Pavlico. Second row, Jim Darbenzio, Sam Polit, Tony Carfora, Dorothy Evans Kasson, Ann Hrobak, Joann Ciraolo Vincent, Laneda Weir Alba, Jean Zanta Semyon, Conni Piorkowski, Mary Ann DeBella Lamberti, Marlene Granahan Kosenak, Carmella Giarratano Sames, Ky Amico. Third row, Robert Mitchell, James Kane, Jerry McKitish, Tino Turco, Sam Farinella, Tony Alba, Michael Lombardo, Richard Rosener, Carl Tuinylas. Absent from photo, Santina Argento, Ed Novakowski, Ellin Klaproth O’Leary and Ron Voveris.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_PHS-7.jpgMembers of the Pittston High School class of 1960 pose for a photo at the Pittston High School Grand Reunion II at Genetti’s Hotel in Wilkes-Barre. From left, first row, Josie Alaimo DeLucia, Patricia Insalaco Weidlich, Carmella Alu Kizis, Elaine Marriggi, Joanne Testa Rosener, Connie Pinto Salci, Vicki Piragas Penberg, Theresa Stuccio, Grabo, Michael Kirkpatrick, Maryanna Pavlico. Second row, Jim Darbenzio, Sam Polit, Tony Carfora, Dorothy Evans Kasson, Ann Hrobak, Joann Ciraolo Vincent, Laneda Weir Alba, Jean Zanta Semyon, Conni Piorkowski, Mary Ann DeBella Lamberti, Marlene Granahan Kosenak, Carmella Giarratano Sames, Ky Amico. Third row, Robert Mitchell, James Kane, Jerry McKitish, Tino Turco, Sam Farinella, Tony Alba, Michael Lombardo, Richard Rosener, Carl Tuinylas. Absent from photo, Santina Argento, Ed Novakowski, Ellin Klaproth O’Leary and Ron Voveris.
Members of the Pittston High School class of 1961 pose for a photo at the Pittston High School Grand Reunion II at Genetti’s Hotel in Wilkes-Barre. From left, first row, Tony Alu, Patricia Butera Nocerini, Theresa Dalessandro Ripa, Jeanne Whyte Gubbioti, Nina Argo Perrins, Florence DeMarco, Marie Capwell Ventre, Michael Curatilo. Second row, Joseph Russick, Phyllis Lumia Mantione, Paul Yarolin, Carol Reedy, Robert Reedy, Camille Marranca Tomasetti, John Lynott. Absent from photo, Marian Ciraolo Knapp.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_PHS-8.jpgMembers of the Pittston High School class of 1961 pose for a photo at the Pittston High School Grand Reunion II at Genetti’s Hotel in Wilkes-Barre. From left, first row, Tony Alu, Patricia Butera Nocerini, Theresa Dalessandro Ripa, Jeanne Whyte Gubbioti, Nina Argo Perrins, Florence DeMarco, Marie Capwell Ventre, Michael Curatilo. Second row, Joseph Russick, Phyllis Lumia Mantione, Paul Yarolin, Carol Reedy, Robert Reedy, Camille Marranca Tomasetti, John Lynott. Absent from photo, Marian Ciraolo Knapp.
Members of the Pittston High School class of 1962 pose for a photo at the Pittston High School Grand Reunion II at Genetti’s Hotel in Wilkes-Barre. From left, first row, Germaine Belli Vullo, Rosann Favata Coluccio, JoJo Amico Fahey, Peggy O’Boyle Russo, Madelyn Shandra Kokura, Joey Talipan Katz, Joanne Volpe Vasil, Florence, Milazzo Lombardo, Rosemary Chiarelli Ziobro. Second row, John Giordano, Joe Vasil, Harry Brogna, Joe Heffers, John Sassi, Frank Mulhern, Dave Shuckstes, Guisseppi and Norma Forgionne, Maryann Bellanco, Greg Marranca, Rose Marie Cosentino Williams and Michael Viola.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_PHS-9.jpgMembers of the Pittston High School class of 1962 pose for a photo at the Pittston High School Grand Reunion II at Genetti’s Hotel in Wilkes-Barre. From left, first row, Germaine Belli Vullo, Rosann Favata Coluccio, JoJo Amico Fahey, Peggy O’Boyle Russo, Madelyn Shandra Kokura, Joey Talipan Katz, Joanne Volpe Vasil, Florence, Milazzo Lombardo, Rosemary Chiarelli Ziobro. Second row, John Giordano, Joe Vasil, Harry Brogna, Joe Heffers, John Sassi, Frank Mulhern, Dave Shuckstes, Guisseppi and Norma Forgionne, Maryann Bellanco, Greg Marranca, Rose Marie Cosentino Williams and Michael Viola.
Members of the Pittston High School classes of 1963-1966 pose for a photo at the Pittston High School Grand Reunion II at Genetti’s Hotel in Wilkes-Barre. From left, first row, Ann Marie Perrone Adonizio, Regena Perrone Mattei, Mary Grace Scalzo Jones, Judy McDade Jordan, Diane Iacona Charge, Sharon Cunard Maleski, Sam Marranca, Ron Frisco. Second row, John Adonizio, Jerry Memory, Leonard Baiera, Vincent Waszczak, John Reedy Jr., Richard Giamusso, Ron Gitkos, Jody Brogna, Dan Brogna. Absent from photo: Michael Lombardo, Ann Lumia Lombardo and Angela Ciraolo Marquart, class of 1968.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_PHS-10.jpgMembers of the Pittston High School classes of 1963-1966 pose for a photo at the Pittston High School Grand Reunion II at Genetti’s Hotel in Wilkes-Barre. From left, first row, Ann Marie Perrone Adonizio, Regena Perrone Mattei, Mary Grace Scalzo Jones, Judy McDade Jordan, Diane Iacona Charge, Sharon Cunard Maleski, Sam Marranca, Ron Frisco. Second row, John Adonizio, Jerry Memory, Leonard Baiera, Vincent Waszczak, John Reedy Jr., Richard Giamusso, Ron Gitkos, Jody Brogna, Dan Brogna. Absent from photo: Michael Lombardo, Ann Lumia Lombardo and Angela Ciraolo Marquart, class of 1968.

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