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12/10/14 02:36 PM #10    

Bonnie F Lang

Seasons Greetings!

We are happily enjoying the 2014 Holiday Festivities! We're shopping, we're decorating, we're cooking! We're hanging up Mistletoe! We're spinning dreidels! We're having a wonderful time! And, we're certainly enjoying the music!

During this time of sharing and giving thanks, I hope you'll also join in remembering our good friend Reynold Ellis, our celebrated Choir Director from 1946-1973, as we honor him with The Reynold Ellis Raise Our Voice Fund!

A tax-deductible donation to The Reynold Ellis Raise Our Voice Fund c/o The Shaker Schools Foundation is a terrific way to bring this year to a close. Their address is 15600 Parkland Drive, Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120. You can also access their website or Facebook page to donate by credit card.

Please share this most meaningful project with your friends and former choral students. And, please share your memories with us!

To all of you who have already said "thank you" to Mr. Ellis, we thank YOU!

And, as Mr. Ellis would say to wish you a happy and healthy holiday and New Year, "The Lord Bless You and Keep You!"

Bonnie Lang

12/11/14 05:10 PM #11    

Marilyn Renee Lee (Grasso)

Hi Bonnie,  I liked your note about the holidays and the Mr. Ellis fund.  Because of the holidays I've got work coming  out of my eye balls trying to keep the gallery afloat.  I'm here most days and I'm still hoping we can get together down here in Little Italy.  I'd like you to see the gallery.  It is really beautiful and festive.  If I don't have to drive home in a raging blizzard I'm good for meeting up with you, 5 or 6 or 7pm depending if I have coverage for the store.  Wed and Thursday are the best days.  Wed actually is the best because I can leave earlier.  What do you say?  Paloma (aka

Marilyn Lee)

12/12/14 12:10 PM #12    

Gerald A Pearson

Very true about Marilyn's ("Paloma") Quetzal shop -  You gotta visit it (in Little Italy).  Then go across the street for lunch at Guarino's - the only true old Italian restaurant there.

12/13/14 07:07 AM #13    

Patricia Vail

Hi all - and Happy Holidays!  I recall a grand visit to Marilyn's several years ago now while in CLE.  We had a splendid time and bought lots of fun stuff - some, like the earring "tree" that I still use.  There are some silly photos around somewhere.  Bravo, Marilyn!

12/13/14 07:13 AM #14    

Patricia Vail

Note to Dennis - I would rather send a check through the mail to you if that is OK - should I just leave the payee section for you to fill in as appropriate?  It is a splendid thing you have done.  I can just see us as kindergarteners and first graders going to the end of year picnic there that our elementary school sponsored (Gracemont Elementary - Cleveland Public). Pat V

12/15/14 12:40 AM #15    


Dennis Safier

To Pat V and anyone else who may be thinking about contributing to the Carousel legacy...if you don't feel comfortable about sending cash thru the mail, just make a check out to me/or cash I'll do the legwork.



12/15/14 08:40 AM #16    

Patricia Vail

Super - it is almost in the mail, Dennis - thx for all you are doing! pv

12/16/14 03:09 AM #17    

Susan Jackson (Lee)

My check's in the mail, Dennis.  I can't let Pat V. get ahead of me!  I include $10 from my brother, Tom Jackson (class of '57.  He and I share great memories of Euclid Beach Park --- we had a great time remembering all the rides.  I still have an old recording we made there in a little booth with  -- "we are here at Euclid Beach and it is raining cats and dogs."  What a great childhood we had.  Thanks for helping to preserve it.  I'm looking forward to seeing it in person.    su (jackson) lee

12/16/14 06:58 AM #18    

Howard Irwin Passov

Hi Dennis, long time no see. I will send check to you and I think what you are doing is great. I'm in Fla. For the winter so I'll see you at the reunion. Have a great holiday.  Howie Passov

12/16/14 01:36 PM #19    

Patricia Vail

To SuLee - Hope you can make it to our FLA reunion during the winter.  You are welcome to stay w/ me here in Jax indefinitely.  Greetings to Tom. pv

12/17/14 07:58 AM #20    

Marilyn Renee Lee (Grasso)

I remember when Pattie Vail walked into the Gallery.  Besides Gerry, Jules Koach stops by several times a year.  The Soloway twins bought Jackets from Guatemala there.  Little Italy should be a basic stop for visitors and for 59ers to see Marilyn's Hispanic Folk and Fine Art Gallery.   12400 Mayfield Rd.  To make sure Marilyn's present call 216-421-8223 or cell 216-744-6734.  Changed my name to Paloma but I still answer to Marilyn.      

01/12/15 11:23 AM #21    

Peter C. Brown

I've just posted a note on Eric Carson's profile that I've been notified by the executirix of his estate that he died August 20 of an apparent heart attack.   I will miss his wit and wisdom.

03/08/15 04:11 PM #22    


Dennis Safier

I wish to thank all of you who have responded with a donation to the Euclid Beach Carousel legacy signage project I have proposed.  We now have enough money to purchase a SMALL sitting wall tile at the carousel.

Frankly, I am looking for some more contributions...form those who have yet to that we can have a better presence with a LARGER tile with the Class of 1959 on it.  Most people have sent either cash or check.

Please, those of you who have not yet participated, send your contribution to me:


Dennis Safier

1881 Winchester Road

Lyndhurst, OH 44124

The legacy signage piece will be in place well before our proposed reunion this summer and available for all to see at the Euclid Beach Carousel in the Carousel Pavilion at the Western Reserve Historical Society.  The building itself is well worth visiting and seeing.

04/15/15 07:14 AM #23    

Class Administrator

As our reunion time draws near, I would like to make one last plea for donations to the Shaker Heights Class of 1959 legacy signage piece at the Euclid Beach carousel.
We are very near to the next step (a larger presence) at the carousel, so, I hope those of you who haven't contributed yet could do so now. I would like the sign to be in place by the time we have our reunion this summer.
Just send contributions (cash or check, it doesn't matter) to me at:

Dennis Safier
1881 Winchester Road
Lyndhurst, OH 44124

07/03/15 12:05 PM #24    

Peter Marc Slavin

Dennis--I am reading these posts about a class tile at the carousel for the first time. Thanks for leading this campaign. How sad I was to learn that Euclid Beach was no more.  Is it too late to donate?--Peter Slavin


07/11/15 04:41 PM #25    

John William Leibacher

Best wishes to all at the reunion.    Sorry that I was unable to make it.

John Leibacher

07/12/15 02:07 PM #26    

Marilyn Leavitt (Crow)

Thinking of all of you who were able to participate in the 55th Reunion.  Sorry we couldn't be there - but hope everyone had a wonderful time!     Marilyn (Leavitt) Crow  - Atlanta, Georgia

03/20/18 02:19 PM #27    

Carol Crowley (Karm)

I was so sorry to learn of Kathy Matey Borman’s passing. She was really a life force- smart, hardworking, filled with curiosity and always ready to have fun. We always wondered how she could be so smart and so scatterbrained, running around with the hems on her skirts held together with scotch tape and her broken glasses with a safety pin. She was always ready to engage in a good conversation, go shopping or share an adventure - truly an unforgetable original. She will be missed.




03/21/18 07:48 PM #28    

Paula Bodwell (Harvey)

I couldn't have said it better than Carol Crowley Karm did.  Kathy was one of my closest friends, and she was everything that Carol described!    I will miss her  very much.  She was a wonderful human being!   

Paula Bodwell Harvey


03/22/18 12:38 AM #29    

Janet A Katanik (Cunningham)

I also feel the loss of a high school friend that was a character.  I ditto Paula's agreement with Carol's summary of the best of Kathy.  I felt the loss when I heard that she had Alzheimer's because the Kathy that we knew was gone.  I remember slumber parties at her house staying up all night pulling pranks on those who were already asleep.  I feel for her husband and sons to have to lose her twice.  These losses remind us of our own mortality as we continue to age at a rate faster than I would prefer to recognize.

03/22/18 02:17 PM #30    


Sharon Silverthorne (Kraber)

Kathy Matey Borman was truly the best and the brightest among us. My memories of her are always with a smile on my face. I am grateful that we spend quite a bit of time together in Chautauqua, Florida and the Cleveland Film Festival before her Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Hold everyone you love close and don’t even take tomorrow for granted. Rest In Peace my dear friend.

03/22/18 05:38 PM #31    

Jane Noble (Harvey)

Kathy Matey Borman was a unique character, super-smart and very funny...always ready for fun. At our fiftieth I learned of her academic success, which made it all the more bittersweet to find that she passed away after dealing with Alzheimer's. I hope all those touched by Kathy's wit and wisdom will contribute to the effort to find a solution to this heart-breaking disease. Jane Noble Harvey

07/05/18 09:49 PM #32    

Janet A Katanik (Cunningham)

Malcom Hale and Carol Crowley and Dave and myself doubled at our senior prom.  I remember that Carol was smart and fun and always kind.  So sad to hear of her death. MaryAnn Kral drove Carol and I to high school and without that offer I would have been riding the rapid transit.  Darn our class decreases every month.   

07/06/18 09:08 PM #33    

Dorothy L (Dot) McKee (Santy)

Are there any plans brewing for a 60th reunion?  Dot


07/09/18 02:00 PM #34    

Frank Boldizar

Carol Crowley and I went to Sussex together.  She was very bright and outgoing and I loved being around her- especially when . I had a crush on her at that time.  Great fond memories.  Frank Boldizar

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