40th Reunion attendee.
Yasner Amanna, Ellice
After 34 years with the Livingston School District in a variety of teaching and administrative positions, I decided to live out my dotage in rural Morris County. That lasted for about a month. I’m currently working for the Harding Township School District as the director of student services, on a part-time basis. Wonderful, convenient, and keeps the brain cells from atrophy. Sadly lost my husband almost five years ago so continuing work has been good. My daughter, who was born the summer of your graduation, has given me two fabulous granddaughters. My son is a Jersey guy who works in the City. I have caught up with many of you through the years and it has been fun. The summer dinner reunion was great. Glad I went. Lots of laughs and lots of wine. The most delightful surprise of the evening was Cathy Richman Seggel, with whom I spent several summers in Beach Haven before and after your graduation. The Spirit of ’68 lives on. Looking forward to the BIG reunion in the fall. Geez, what an awful picture – How’d that get there? [Answer from Reunion Control: We have spies everywhere. With cameras!] (Last update 3/22/08) 40th Reunion attendee.
Life’s been a pretty sweet ride so far – found my soul mate early on and have enjoyed 34 years with her. Raised three boys who all have the wisdom to learn from their father’s mistakes. Still a gear head, still a smart ass, some things never change. (Last update 4/23/07) 40th Reunion attendee.
Bruce R. Zamelsky, 66, of LaGrange, GA died Monday, July 31, 2017 at LaGrange Hospice, LaGrange GA surrounded by his family and friends.
Bruce was born September 23, 1950 in Newark, NJ, son of the late Harvey Zamelsky and Phyllis Nacht Zamelsky.
Bruce was a father, grandfather, great-grandfather, an author and a life-long advocate for training and safe working environments for Emergency Responders throughout the US. He began what would become his career work as a volunteer firefighter in New Jersey in 1972 at age 22, then moved to Florida where he began his professional career at a fire district in South Florida. Bruce became a Paramedic in Florida, then moved to Georgia where he practiced as a EMT/Paramedic in Elbert and Madison counties before becoming a full-time instructor at the Georgia Public Safety Training center – instructing Emergency Medical Technicians and Firefighters from around the state. He also trained many others around the country as a guest instructor.
Bruce’s next professional move was to New York City where he became the Assistant Director of Health and Safety – then following the merger with the Fire Department, became the OSHA compliance coordinator for FDNY. He earned his BS degree there in Emergency Services Management and his Masters degree in Safety Engineering. While serving New York City, he was injured on-the-job in an automobile accident, which ended his career after which he moved to LaGrange, GA in retirement. While in Georgia, Bruce continued to serve others as a CASA volunteer – an advocate for children in the care of the State, and as an occasional speaker. In retirement, he also authored Memoirs of a Firefighter/Paramedic, telling of many of his experiences that his fellow emergency personnel can relate to.
Bruce is survived by his daughter Adena (Chris) Lackey; granddaughters Tiffany Holland and Logan Lord; great-granddaughter Aspen; sister, Marsha Bergman; brother, Barry (Suzi) Zamelsky; and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his 3 step sons, Michael, Steven and Gary Gray, as well as his many friends from all around the country.
I have a husband, four children and I am a chiropractor. My family and I have lived in CA for over 20 years. ps I also invented the Post-It. (Last update 4/18/07) 40th Reunion attendee.