Classmates B

Bach Kenowitz, Shirley
40th Reunion attendee.

Baker Monteleone, Carol
My husband of almost 34 years and I still live on Cape Cod and have two grown kids. Our son is a budget analyst for the Social Security Administration. His wife is a physician’s assistant. Our daughter is getting married this May in Bermuda! She is a social worker at Yale Child Study. Her fiance is in grad school to be a pathologist’s assistant. I am the manager of an animal hospital and my husband works for the post office. Life is good. 40th Reunion attendee. Last update 4/26/07.)

Barbella Finnegan, Karen
Married to Pat for many years. We have a business selling toyhaulers (trailers that store bikes or whatever). We have two incredible children who I love very much. We like to travel and go to basketball games (following our team, the Suns).I run every day, as the weather is very good for that, except in the summer. But you learn to live with that (it’s a nice place to live!). I also do volunteer work with the Humane Society, trying to find homes for cats. (Last update 4/2/07) 40th Reunion attendee.

Barnard, Richard

Barnes, Doug

Barnett Vaughan, Suzanne

Barnum, Craig
I’m living in Fayetteville, N.C. Retired from Southern Wine & Spirits. Never married but had long relationship with Anne. Had triple-bypass in 2005 and am doing well. Spending lots of time with my four nieces and nephew and enjoying Rachel, Isabella, Sophia, Ava Grace and Zach. Good health to all and may you be blessed. (Last update 11/12/07)

Battle, Robert
Deceased. If you would like to provide some words about Robert, please contact us.

Baumgarten, Mark
Married to grace (Spring Valley NY) with two sons: Ethan 16 and Noah almost 11. Work in finance @ Bear Stearns (Whippany). Much of my time taken up with coaching sports, several board memberships, and the joys of the teen years, again. (Last update 4/23/07) 40th Reunion attendee.

Bearg, Frederica
40th Reunion attendee.

Beck, Steven

Becker, Cindy (cindy@beckercompany.net)
Life in Oregon is good – great husband, adorable pet family, and we just bought a cool boat to hang out at the coast – of course we don’t plan on actually taking it out on the ocean! We have six grandchildren spread all over the country, but they’re doing well which makes us smile. Dreams of retirement are dancing in my head….Can’t wait to see everyone in NJ! (Last update 9/21/17) 40th Reunion attendee.

Belford Heavener, Kathy

Beltramine, Robert
Six years in the US Navy- served in Vietnam, got married, bounced around for a while, retired after 20+ years at the position of Fire Captain with Navy Lakehurst Fire Department. Few years (23) later got divorced and now planning a marriage in June ’08. Living in the Poconos for the past 3.5 yrs. Still working but have other plans to put into action. See you all in September. (Last update 12/20/07) 40th Reunion attendee.

Bennett Arifian, Diane
Berg, Steven

Beverley, James

Deceased.

(From James’ sister, Christine Beverley Brady, LHS Class of ’66, now in San Diego, cbrady7@aol.com)

My wonderful, talented brother, Jim, passed away on July 5, 1991 of a heart attack, in Bath, Ohio only about three months before his 41st birthday on October 13. His classmate and my lifelong friend, Linda Logan, told me about this site and that you were seeking information about his life after high school.

Jim continued his education at Kent State University, where he attained his BA in Architecture and a few years later, his Masters Degree in Architecture. During his undergraduate years, in one of his last trimesters at the University, Jim was afforded the opportunity, through the school, to attend the University of Florence in Italy to further his study. While in Italy, he travelled all over Europe. During his freshman year, the debacle that is well documented at Kent State University occurred where the students rioted against the Nixon Administration’s expansion of the Viet Nam war and the National Guard was called in by Governor Rhodes, and the rest is history. At that moment, Jim was in Taylor Hall attending his scheduled class there. As the class ended, Jim was about to leave the building when shots fired out and bullets flew, killing four students and wounding many others. As he was about to leave a student rushed in and told him not to go out there because they were firing real bullets. The sculpture right outside that building is, to this day, riddled with bullet holes. Jim might have been a victim himself had it not been for that one student and his warning.

In graduate school, he taught a course in Design, given a student grant to study there. The granting committee at Kent State told him at his interview that he was the best design student that graduated from Kent State in twenty years. He got the grant over many waiting candidates. After graduate school, he sat for and passed his licensure test for Architecture in Ohio.

Before his passing, he worked for an Architectural firm in Cleveland, where he was known as “Mr. McDonald’s” because of all the McDonald restaurants he designed and built. The most well known is located in Warren, Ohio, is two stories high, with lots of glass and the Moon Piano Player located on the second floor. He and the firm he worked for were pictured and featured in an article in the Cleveland Business Journal. He also was involved in building a nursing home in Greenwich, Conn., many homes in Ohio, and various mall store interiors, including Fannie Farmer Candies. Jim also owned and operated the Old Eight Road House, a bar/restaurant, for a time in Ohio, where he had the likes of the Drifters play there on New Year’s Eve.

Jim met and married a girl from Ohio State U, Terry Bokesch, and they have three gorgeous daughters, raised in Bath,Ohio where they all graduated from the Revere School District. All went on to college: Constance Elizabeth, graduate of St. Louis University (Phi Beta Kappa) and Hoftstra Law School, now 25 and an attorney in New York City; Kirsten Leigh, 23, graduate of Kent State University like her dad, in Public Relations in Ohio; and his youngest, Kendra Stevenson, 21, an Occupational Therapist. They were mere little girls when they lost their father; Kendra was just five years old.

Jim still enjoyed running long after high school. He wanted to participate in track in college at Kent, but the Dean in the School of Architecture actually told him he had to decide if he wanted to be an Architect or a runner. He couldn’t do both. Jim, naturally, chose his profession. But he still ran for his own sport and played lots of tennis until the day before his death. He also loved skiing.

Although he spent his life in Ohio, he often came home to Livingston to see all of us and his friends, lots of them on the track team with him at LHS. For me, Jim just lit up the room the moment he stepped into it. He always had that commanding presence and a great sense of humor, but most of all, a loving spirit that I miss more than I can say here. He was just the best brother, father, husband,son and friend. We all who loved him miss him deeply, including his namesake and incredible near double, my son, Jim.

Wishing all of the Class of 1968 a warm and wonderful 40th Reunion!

Black, Charles

Blasi Hults, Gay

Blauvelt Gruskin, Christine
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Bluhm, Robert
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Bobrowski, Kim

Deceased.

(From Kim’s sister, Leslie B. Zuckerbrot, lbz@specialtytraining.com)

Kim died October 24, 2004 in Pittsburgh at the age of 53. Although he had developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma a few years earlier, his immediate cause of death was a hospital-acquired MRSA infection following successful spinal fusion surgery.

After graduating from LHS, Kim attended and graduated from Penn State University with a degree in General Liberal Arts. He earned his JD from The Law School at Duquesne University and then worked for many years in several Pittsburgh law firms as a personal injury attorney. Then, finding that he liked promoting harmony rather than dealing with conflicts, he entered the mediation field and formed his own successful mediation and arbitration business. Kim was wonderfully perceptive about people’s needs, and his ability to remain neutral, no matter what the dispute, produced a high rate of settlements and made his mediation services popular. He had found his professional niche and his calling in life—a career that took advantage of his considerable interpersonal insight and skills.

As a mediator and arbitrator, Kim served on the Board of Governors of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Federal Bar Association and was the former Chair-Elect of that nationwide Section. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Conflict Resolution Center International, was a Special Master judge in jury trials in state court, and was a Special Adjunct Settlement Judge with the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. He was also Chair Emeritus of the Business Dispute Resolution Alliance.Kim taught more than twenty graduate courses in conflict resolution on the part-time faculty of Duquesne University. He taught private mediation training and advanced mediation training to other mediators and was often asked to serve as a guest lecturer in the fields of mediation and dispute resolution. He served as moderator in a special half-day briefing on alternative dispute resolution sponsored by the Federal Bar Association in Washington, D.C. on February 20, 2002.

After earning his law degree, Kim lived in Pittsburgh his entire life. While in law school, he married Gerrian Miller, and, in 1982, their son, Joshua, was born. Around 1990, they divorced. In 1995, Kim married Lisa Ramser and became step-father to Lindsay and Rob. Kim was a sensitive, caring, very generous, and gentle man, and he and Lisa had a magical marriage. Having taught himself guitar and piano when he was younger, Kim was also a fabulous musician and composer. He recorded an audio cassette, Gifts from the Heart, and later a CD, Kim’s Greatest Hits. One of his songs was used as background music for a Saturday Night Live sketch. Kim could sit at the piano and play forever, loving every minute.

In addition to his wife, Lisa, and son, Josh, Kim is survived by his mother, Elaine Elkind of Summit, NJ; a brother, Matthew of Columbia, MD; a sister, Leslie Zuckerbrot of New York City; his step-children, two nephews and a niece. Today, his son Josh, now 25, is a first-year law student at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. This photo of Josh and Kim was taken in Kim’s office several years before he became ill. Kim was always exceptionally proud of Josh and loved him intensely his whole life.

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Bock Copeland, Karen
After college, I pursued a career in Human Resources and was fortunate enough to enjoy a very successful and rewarding career. I retired in the end of 2005, and as much as I loved my work, I haven’t looked back for a minute…I love my free time! My career in HR spanned many different industries, including manufacturing, sales, finance, academia and entertainment. I even relocated to California for 12 years with one position (great place to be single!). I returned to NJ in 1994 (following the Northridge earthquake) and met and married Richard, the most wonderful guy in the world…perfect match! I have two stepchildren. Steve is working now after having graduated from WVU in 2006, and Alisa is currently a sophomore at Penn State. Richard and I have a great life together, live in Cranford and enjoy lots of golf, lots of travel, and lots of gourmet cooking and entertaining. We have a second home in Hilton Head, SC which will be our winter home once Richard retires. I currently do volunteer hospice work – from which I feel an enormous amount of personal fulfillment. I have been blessed with a truly wonderful life. I can’t wait to reconnect with all of my LHS friends…as I was once taught: “Make new friends, but keep the old. One is Silver. The other is Gold.” (Last update 1/31/08) 40th Reunion attendee.

Bonnett Marshall, Nancy
I have been happily married to my husband Robert since 1971. We have three great children- Troy 32, a high school science teacher (married to Staci), Abby 25, a third-grade teacher and Chad 21, a college student. We also have a beautiful two-year-old granddaughter Olivia. I keep busy with my many hobbies and my job working in the accounting field. (Last update 4/7/07) 40th Reunion attendee.

Bosworth Jones, Pamela
I have been married for 30 years. I have two grown children (27,25) and two grandchildren (4,2). Grandchildren are the greatest!! I have been teaching for 34 years as a 3rd grade teacher. I hope to retire soon, maybe I will be retired by the reunion. I like to ski, run, do aerobics, garden, travel and stay busy. Hope to see you all at the big reunion. Go LHS!!! (Last update 4/16/07) 40th Reunion attendee.

Bove Barrett, Regina (Joy)
40th Reunion attendee.

Brady, Gary

Braz, Leslie

Brett, Wayne

Brine, Charles
40th Reunion attendee.

Brown Riello, Sherry
Happily married to my husband Nicholas for 32 years (currently the Manager of Douglas Motors). I have two daughters, my oldest Jodi (30) is a Make-up Artist and is engaged to be married in the fall. My youngest Jennifer (28) is the Director of Catering at the Ramada Inn.  Presently I am a Italian Gourmet Chef at Nana’s Deli in Livingston. (Updated 5/1/07) 40th Reunion attendee.

Buglisi, Anthony
Am a Distribution Center Manager, have been married for 33 years, and have two terrific sons. We have recently been blessed with twin grandchildren (a boy and a girl). (Last update 4/9/07)

Bullard, Harold
I worked as a professional photographer for 28 years and I am still involved with digital imaging. I’ve been happily married to Cindy for 18 years. We live in Lisle, Illinois outside of Chicago and have one teenage daughter. I am working at a local High School in the Special Needs Department. My hobby is British cars, at the moment I am restoring a 1961 Morris Minor Convertible. (Last update 3/12/08) 40th Reunion attendee.

Burgess III, Charles (Chad)
I’m currently living and working In eastern Long Island. For about 30 years, I’ve been making custom cabinets in my own shop. General carpentry also. Married for 3 years. (Updated 11/4/07) 40th Reunion attendee.

Burnes, Kathleen
After growing up in NJ, going to college in NY and law school in Washington, DC, I was convinced by my husband, Tom (a native of Indiana), to consider moving somewhere in the Midwest. In 1978, we both got jobs in Milwaukee, and we still live there today. It’s been a great place to work and raise a family. We have two sons, Chris (27) and Jamie (25). The ironic thing is that Chris (born and bred in Milwaukee) is marrying a Jersey girl. I practiced law for many years, specializing in estate planning, and then in 2001 I moved into the non-profit world where I work for the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and help donors with charitable planning. I’m looking forward to seeing so many LHS alums at the reunion. (Updated 7/20/08) 40th Reunion attendee.

Burnside, Mary
I’m a clinical psychologist in private practice in Bellaire Tx, a small town entirely surrounded by Houston. I’ve been married for 34 years and have lived in Houston since I came to Rice at 18. My brother Glenn now lives 90 miles up the road and works at Texas A&M where #2 son attends school. We have 2 sons,26 and 21, and a daughter, 16 — amazing & talented & wonderful. Mom and Dad settled in Texas also, living in a tiny resort town near San Antonio, so for 25 years we had our own private getaway!; Dad died in ’99 and Mom in ’01….I miss them terribly. (Updated 4/7/07.) 40th Reunion attendee.

Burr, Raymond

Burstein, Edward
40th Reunion attendee.

Burstein, Matthew

Butensky Lazarus, Helaine (helaine.lazarus@gmail.com)
Retired 10 years ago after teaching at Parsippany High School for 26 years. Becoming a full time Floridian this year after living part time in Ponte Vedra Beach for 15 years. Married to Jerry for 44 years and have 2 sons and 3 grandchildren. We have done a lot of traveling and love to play golf which I try to do as often as I can since I have had both knees replaced!(Last updated 9/11/17)