The Teachers

As much as we’ve been curious about what our classmates have done and where they are, the next most frequent questions have revolved around our teachers. What did they do after they survived our shenanigans; where are they now, and unfortunately, when did they pass away.

We’ve done some preliminary research and once again, there are stories here. As ever, if you have any information about one of your favorites, please let us know.

Then and Now

Name

Location

Contact Info

Administration

vandykenjohn

John Van Dyken

 

D.

harrisonnorman

Norman Harrison

 

D.

sinofskykenneth

Kenneth Sinofsky

Pompano Beach FL

1927 - 11/27/2003

Kenneth Sinofsky, Coach of Champions - Grid Great led Wayne Valley, East Rutherford to 5 titles.

Kenneth S. Sinofsky, a legendary football coach at Wayne Valley High School, died Thursday at his winter home in Pompano Beach FL. He led teams for 5 state titles in a coaching career that spanned more than 30 years. The gymnasium at Wayne Valley is named in his honor.

(Jon Berry, Bergen Record 11/30/2003

English

ruffingrobert

Robert R. Ruffing

Sea Girt NJ

D. August 1988

lombardoesthel

Esther Lombardo

Wayne, NJ

 

tuckercharles

Charles T. Tucker

 

 

marcelloelizabeth

Elizabeth Marcello

 

 

ringlecharles

Charles E. Ringle

Fairfield NJ

 

coferbernice

Bernice Cofer

 

 

edelhofdavid

Arthur C. Edelhof

 

 

pohlicarol

Carol Pohli

Boca Raton, FL

D. 5/19/1994

ackroydcharles

Charles F. Ackroyd

Warner, NH

 

dettelouise

Louise Dette

 

D. 1996

gannonthomas

Thomas Gannon

 

 

gouldgeralyn

Geralyn Gould

Sun Lake, AZ

Location confirmed

mccannvirginia

Virginia McCann

 

 

Social Studies

wagnerdavid

David T. Wagner

 

D. 2005

romanojoseph

Joseph M Romano

 

 

paulfred

Fred F Paul

 

D.

sweetmandonald

Donald L Sweetman

Hardwick, NJ

 

carusoangelo

Angelo T. Caruso

 

D.

attenasiolucille

Lucille Attenasio

Fairlawn, NJ

 

threlfallalbert

Alfred Threlfall

Edison, NJ

 

felderhillel

Hillel Felder

Media PA

D. 1/20/2009

falcojoanranalletti

Joann E Falco Ranalletti

Wayne, NJ

 

sorockedwardsorockedward

Edward J. Sorock

Fairlawn, NJ

 

Mathematics

thomsonruth

Ruth D. Thomson

 

D.

rosenthalmichael

Michael A. Rosenthal

 

 

debowcassie

Cassie DeBow

Pompton Plains, NJ

 

Retired from principalship of Our Lady of Consolation grammar school.

grafwilliam

William A. Graf

Bloomingdale, NJ

Location confirmed

gambutidavid

David Gambuti

Cape May, NJ

D. 4/12/2000

whitfordjean

Jean Whitford

Manasquan, NJ

Possible

walkerdiane

Diana L. Walker

 

 

piersonglenpierson

Glen R. Pierson

Marmora, NJ

Location confirmed

kaplanfrances

Frances Kaplan

 

Reported deceased

spauldinggeorge

George H. Spaulding

Wayne, NJ

 

Science

frauenhoffrobert

Robert W. Frauenhoff

Laurel Grove, NJ

D. 8/29/2007

weishenry

Henry E. Weiss

Kinnelon, NJ

 

damicoelaine

Elaine D’Amico

Wayne, NJ

D. 1/20/1998

dominlouis

Louis A. Domin

Oro Valley, AZ

 

kiersteneleanor

Eleanor Kiersten

Jamesburg, NJ

D. 3/23/2011

fosterjack

Jack D. Foster

Jamesburg, NJ

 

maccarojoseph

Joseph Maccaro

Pompton Plains, NJ

 

pelakmichael

Michael Pelak

Franklin Lakes, NJ

D. 8/19/2004

andersoncharles

Charles Anderson

 

 

Language

galbierczykedward

Edward J, Galbierczyk

 

Reports of his demise are greatly exaggerated according to his nephew Michael!

hardingay

Gay Harding

 

Reported deceased

bradleyjuditybradleyjudith 

Judith Bradley

Totowa, NJ

 

Took a hiatus from teaching in 1969 to begin my family--had 2 sons.

Came back to WHS in 1973 to teach supplemental part time.

Retuned full time (to WVHS, as it was now called) as French teacher in 1981.

Got Masters in counseling, but never went that route.

Continued to teach French until retirement in 1998.

During teaching years, my husband John (who taught in Wayne Hills until 2000) and I made 25+ trips to Europe with students at first, and later with adults. We went to France at least 20 of those times, and never tired of visiting that beautiful country.

linkmargaret

Margaret B. Link (Lash)

Kinnelon, NJ

 

albanesebarbara

Barbara Albanese

Naples FL

Located thanks to a 1971 classmate

pelligrinomaryjane

Mary Jane Pellegrino (Tierney)

 

 

bogardusanne

Anne P. Bogardus

 

 

cancelarichmarie

Marie A. Cancelarich

Hillsdale, NJ

D. 11/12/2002

Art

kerrronald

Ronald W. Kerr

 

 

kuzmichjohnthenkuzmichjohn

John Kuzmich Jr

Denver, CO

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hlavaceklois

Lois Hlavacek

 

 

doumaelaine

Elaine Douma

West Milford, NJ

Deceased  4/18/2005

ciresisam

Samuel M. Ciresi

Pompton Plains, NJ

 

heyerdoffbarbara

Barbara Heyderhoff

 

 

Business Education

wrightruth

Ruth A. Wright

 

 

gersiebeatrice

Beatrice Gersie

Medford, NJ

Location confirmed. Alive and Well.

vankampenesthervankampenestherlacy

Esther J. Van Kampen Lacey

Farmington Hills MI

After high school I attended Montclair State College and received a BA in business education.   Then in 1966 I received a MA from Paterson State College in special education I taught business education and special education for a total of 13 years in NJ, MD, and MI where I have lived for almost 40 years. While still single I had a whirlwind trip around the world visiting 13 countries.

In 1973 I married my husband, John Lacy, and we had a daughter and a son. I was a stay at home mom until my children were older and in school. Then I went back to work having various part time jobs “ substitute teacher, physical therapy aide, medical records transcriber, bookkeeper, and office assistant I also volunteered at my children’s school and at my church. Our family spent many vacations going camping in the MI state parks.

Now I am retired and spend most of my time doing charity sewing. The fabric calls me! I make bears for adult cancer patients (Sojourn Bears) and quilts for preemies and ICU babies (Tiny Miracles). I also enjoy reading, riding my bicycle, doing handwork, working as a church volunteer, and participating in various activities that come my way.

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morganelise

Elise Morgan

 

Reported deceased

Industrial Arts

vanzweedenadrian

Adrian Van Zweden

West Milford, NJ

Adrian Van Zweden taught his first class when Harry Truman was in the White House, and his most recent class this month.

The ramrod-straight 92-year-old towered over a roomful of fourth-graders at Eastern Christian Elementary School in Midland Park. He was showing them his collection of colorful rocks and minerals and his big, old magnet.

"There's something outside this magnet — I can't see it, I can't touch it, but I want to prove to you it's there," he said, milking the suspense.

He took a copper wire spooled around an iron core and swiped it by the magnet, creating sparks that prompted a giggly chorus of awesome! and cool!
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"Whoa!" Van Zweden cried. "We're making electricity! I told you there was something there!"

Twenty-seven years after retiring as the Wayne schools' director of career and occupational education, Van Zweden is still at it. And he still has it (NJ Record)

churchlawrence

Lawrence C. Church

Rockport MA

 

youngjohn

John P. Young

 

 

gadjojoseph

Joseph E. Gadjo

Hawthorne, NJ

 

klasrichard

Richard Klas

Mahwah, NJ

 

breitingerrobert

Robert G. Breitinger

Lincoln Park, NJ

 

cartercharles

Charles Carter

 

 

Physical Education

rickerlester

Lester W. Ricker

Allegheny, PA

D 4/27/2008

sorsbywilma

Wilma Sorsby

Montville, NJ

D. 11/24/1998

dilemmapatrick

Patrick Dilemma

Morehead City, NC

Patrick "Pat" DiLemma, 71, of Morehead City, NC passed away Thursday, May 26, 2011.

A Memorial Service will be held 4:00 pm Friday, June 3, 2011 at Munden Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jack Mumford officiating.

Pat was born and raised in Paterson, NJ and received a degree from Rutgers University. He was a physical education teached for 20 years before owning and operating Chatham Deli in Chatham, NJ. He was married to the late Linda DiLemma for 42 years and raised their family in Jefferson and Madison, NJ.

He was an avid golfer and fisherman and thoroughly enjoyed his retirement in Morehead City.

He is survived by two sons, Scott and Kurt; their wives, Wendy and Susan; two grandsons, Tyler and Brandon; and close family friend, Becky DeSilva.

(Courtesy Munden Funeral Home)
 

freyphyllis

Phyllis D. Frey

Mt. Arlington, NJ

 

scherstanley

Stanley Scher

 

 

henrycharles

Charles W. Henry

 

 

oconnorkenneth

Kenneth R, O’Connor Jr.

 

 

campbellharriet

Harriet Campbell

 

 

paulisonsandra

Sandra M Paulison (Singer)

Pompton Lakes, NJ

Location confirmed

zuberererniezubererernienow

Ernest Zuberer Jr.

Tampa FL

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Guidance

hannanjoseph

Joseph F. Hannan

 

D. 2009

bensonelizabeth

Elizabeth J. Benson

 

 

kembleluella

Luella J. Kemble

Lake Arial, PA

D. 3/1/2001

contemichael

Michael Conte

 

 

bernearthur

Arthur A. Berne

 

 

Nurses

sirchmary

Mary Sirch

 

 

lindvirginia

Virginia Lind

 

 

 

 

 

 

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