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Phoenixville's Class of 1951 celebrates reunion

By Helen Emery Raser, for the Class of 1951

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Phoenixville High School’s Class of 1951 celebrated their 62nd year class reunion on Sept. 27 at the Phoenixville Country Club. There were 37 classmates and 17 guests in attendance.
Members of the reunion committee are June Spieth Henzie, Pat Yenchick Hagarman, Dolores Emery Lauer and Helen Emery Raser. All members served as greeters and welcomed everyone.
A reception was held and we reminisced with graduates until we gathered for the picture taking of the class, then June Henzie welcomed everyone. Marie Devlin Olearsak offered the invocation and then there was a sit down luncheon. After lunch, June Henzie held the Business Meeting and presented the Treasurer’s report. Also, she mentioned that we lost two members of the class this past year. The class donated four cash gifts and a door prize was donated by one of the class members.
Local attendees were: Dolores (Batzel) Sirgenson and guest, Ken & Gloria (Roberts) Bevan, Julie (Coccio) Durachko & Richard Durachko, Joseph & Sabastiana Coccio, Marie (Devlin) Olearsek, Dolores (Emery) Lauer & Francis Lauer, Helen (Emery) Raser & Roy Kramer, Connie (Eselby) Megay, Peg (Fahringer) Kiefer, Paschall Gazzillo, Frank & Joan Geiser, George Haines, Jack Harvey & Joan Kucharik, Jesse & Judy Hasson, Joe Holman, Esther (Kolock) Ferko, Joe & Antoinette Lightman, Anna (Mazeski) Zugay and daughter, Franklin Michener, Janet (Pfeil) Jepson, Albert & Dorothy Raichle, Mary (Refi) Straub, Shirley (Ritschard) Fogel, Peggy (Quay) Burnley & George Burnley, Joan (Spieth) Carl, June (Spieth) Henzie & Pete Henzie, Louise (Vallier) Ewing, and Pat (Yenchick) Hagarman
Out of the area attendees included: Julie (Potoczniak) Kilyk and Ted Kilyk, Pittsburgh.
Out of state attendees were: Dick & Elva Barnes, New Jersey, Eileen (Kuleski) Emrich & Bob Emrich, Delaware and Thomas Plafcan, South Carolina.
We concluded the day with singing the Alma Mater. Our next reunion is scheduled for 2014.