TRITON REGIONAL HIGH
CLASS OF 1964
GIRLS ET LES GENTS
Miscellaneous years and
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our classmates came from St. Agnes Catholic School, Blackwood,
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picture for a close up of the faces.
| Who are they? |
on the graduation list for a close up of the names.
| Where have they
Where are they now?
Izzo Ann is living in Somerdale, NJ, with her husband of 30 years, Joe
Waller. They have one son, Jeffrey. In 2000, Ann was voted one of the Volunteers
of the Century by Freeholder Ed McDonald. Ann has worked in the Marketing
Department for both the Boeing Company and Subaru of America and she was
President of her own graphic design company with her husband, Waller Design Group,
Inc., a Certified Woman Owned Business, for 10 years. Currently, Ann is working in
the Marketing Department at Cadbury Continuing Care in Cherry Hill, NJ (formerly, the
Cherry Hill Lodge). Would anyone like a tour? |
Dux, also known as "Rick" to family and close friends, attended Rutgers,
Camden, after graduation and did some graduate studies in chemistry at Drexel
University. When the "environmental" field emerged in the early 1970s, Frank found
himself involved in the regulatory compliance field. He worked for Airco/BOC
Group, the Mennen Company, and Jersey Central Power & Light/FirstEnergy
Frank married fellow classmate Carole Sanger (TRHS '64) in
1973 and they divorced in 1994, but remain close friends.
spent most of his adult life in picturesque Clinton, NJ, in Hunterdon County. His
spare time was spent as an active volunteer in the local fire department which
included a few years as Chief and, more recently, a Trustee. Here, Chief Frank
stands beside a fully restored 1926 American LaFrance.
2009, Frank retired, and, in 2011, Frank relocated to Little River, SC, just north
of Myrtle Beach, where he enjoys his retirement by spending time on the beach,
riding his Harley
and doing a little
Maybe he'll learn play golf in the future.
stays in touch with classmates Jerry Needham and Jack Fahy as well as Carole and
friends in Clinton and Blackwood, NJ, many via Facebook.
Frank and Pat Ciarrocchi chatted up old
at the mini reunion at Villari's Tiki Bar on May 12,
| Jerry Needham From a rather humble begining, as the only
boy in a family with three girls (Louise, Ronnie, and Eileen), what could 10-year
old Jerry have wished for this Christmas in 1956? A Lionel train set? A Roy Rogers
cap pistol? A commission in the Queen's navy? |
Undaunted, Jerry persevered
and, after high school, joined the U.S. Air Force and made it his
Here is 29-year old Jerry
all zooted up in 1975.
Jerry has the dubious distinction of retiring twice
from the Air Force — once, in 1986, from service in the Air Force and, then,
again, in 2005, as manager of Omaha operations for ITT Defense. Jerry still works
with the AF, now serving as the Air Force Association Nebraska State
In his spare time, Jerry enjoys traveling, working for himself,
doing volunteer work with the AF, playing with sports cars, and tinkering, not
quite to the tune of the mad scientist, but he did invent an Electro EJ for
Jerry presenting his Electro EJ for elephants to Omaha Henry
Doorly Zoo's Reproductive Physiology Staff in July 2001
Please note that, if the above photo appears a little hazy, it is,
because we are a little hazy about what an Electro EJ for elephants is. Jerry and his wife, Nancy,
have resided for many years in the Omaha Nebraska area, currently in Crescent, IA.
Jerry, what is an Electro EJ for elephants? [FN1]
Jerry, love that home!!!
Nancy teaches in a Catholic school in the tough side of town, but
loves the children, staff, and school.
Jerry and Nancy have 3 "little
Jerries" (Carrie, JJ, and Christopher), a few in-laws (Brad and Sarah), and some
grandchildren (Lauren and Jonathan), and they all came together in August 2006 to
celebrate Jerry's 60th birthday:
Top row (l to r): Brian Grad
(son-in-law), Jerry, Nancy, Sarah Gersbach Needham (JJ's wife)
Bottom row (l to
r): Carrie Grad (daughter), Lauren Grad (granddaughter), Christopher (son), JJ
Needham (son), Johnathan Grad (grandson)
On Friday night, November 2,
2007, Jerry, Pat Ciarrocchi, and Pat McCaffery met at Villari's Lakeside to
have a drink and catch-up.
In October 2008, Jerry visited So. Jersey for
our 44-Year Reunion. He also visited Tom
Melsi and his wife, Madge, and Harry
Minnick and Barbara Rayer
Tom and Madge live in Voorhees, NJ
Tom and his dog, Chase
What's with the beard, Tom?
Needham passed away on November 9, 2013, from injuries he sustained in a bicycle
accident in Key West, FL, and Tom Melsi passed away on February 25, 2014.
live in Sicklerville, NJ
the dogs, Tom and Harry?
And, where is Dick?
[FN1] Yes, ladies
and gentlemen, an Electro EJ is just what you expected it to be — uh...
er... um..., well, you know. Do I have to spell it out for you? Jerry says that
genetic scientists use them in the wild to collect — uh... er... um...,
well, you know what they help to collect — to facilitate propagation of
endangered, threatened, exotic or very rare animal species. The scientists
accomplish this by drugging the animal unconscious, inserting the you-know-what
into the animal's rear end against the prostate and generating a small electrical
charge through it. By energizing the device, the electrical stimulation excites
the prostate causing — uh... er... um..., well, you know — production
and EJ of you-know-what. The geneticists gather the you-know-what and send it back
to the zoo for use in their genetics lab or they may send it to, or trade it with,
other zoos or similar labs around the world. And, that is an Electro
Jerry and his Air Force partner, Dick Pellican, reverse engineered an
Electro EJ for tigers to build the Electro EJ for elephants. They completed all of
their work over lunch periods, several late nights, and some weekends. They
designed and tested a couple of prototypes and, jointly with the zoo staff,
selected a final design. Then, they built the device and completed all theoretical
and electrical measurement testing of the final product in their lab. The dynamic
duo did all the work for free and total material cost was less than $100, so the
zoo folks were obviously thrilled when they delivered the device to them —
on time and under budget!
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