Wednesday, February 22, 2017

February 21st  - Happy Birthday Jerriann Jury Nielsen!!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

February 18th  - Happy Birthday Jeanine (Moon) Duke!!

Friday, February 17, 2017

February 17th  - Happy Birthday Virginia (Mabie) Daub!!

Friday, February 10, 2017

I have just learned (from Bea Accordino Haas via Joyce Moody) that our Classmate, Lea Davidson, had a stroke a few months ago.  Lea is recovering and living with her sister but will probably go into an assisted living facility when she is able.

Bea said if anyone wishes to send cards or get in touch with Lea, they may do so at:

      2998 Beechwood Blvd.
      Pittsburgh, PA   15217
      Phone:  412-421-7507

To quote Bea "I'm sure Lea would appreciate hearing from her Classmates".

We hope Lea recovers speedily from her stoke and will keep her in our thoughts and prayers.

Monday, February 6, 2017

February 6th  - Happy Birthday Barbara (Read) Carns!!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

January 31st  - Happy Birthday Joyce Moody-Fletcher!!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Clearfield Area High School
Class of ‘59
Dear Friends,                                                                                                 January 29, 2017

We write to give you a ‘heads up’ and a ‘save this date’ for our annual Class of ’59 gathering in Clearfield on July 15, 2017.  Yes, another year will have passed (58) since graduation and this is a chance to renew old acquaintances.  We have confirmed that the Clearfield Bison Alumni (CBA) annual banquet will be the same day so you can do both and save a trip if you are coming from out of town.  We write now so that you have this information for planning family reunions, vacations and making travel arrangements to join us.

We had such a good time last year that we have not made significant changes to what we did then.  The place is the same.  Judy Rolley White has again reserved the Chinklacamoose Room at the Sapp Brothers Truckstop, 15196 Clearfield-Shawville Highway, for Saturday, July 15, starting at 1:00p.m.  We can have lunch from their lunch buffet and chat at the same time.  Last year some of us stayed for the dinner buffet also.  The food was good and the price was right.  The room is ours for the day, so we can stay as long as we like.  It was a good time and we look forward to a repeat performance.

Linda Smith Dale tells us we will get a letter from the CBA in May.  As of now, their meeting will again be held at the St. Charles CafĂ©, 226 North 3rd Street, Clearfield, PA.  The letter from CBA will have a list of places to stay or you can Google Clearfield PA Hotels and get them all.  Please make your reservations for the CBA banquet with CBA.

If you plan to attend the Class of ’59 reunion, please let Wilbur know so we can have a place for you in the Chinklacamoose Room.  His e-mail address is and his snail mail address is 5 Hill Street, Mt Holly Springs, PA 17065.  Remember this is a ‘come as you are’ and ‘pay as you go’ event.

We hope you can attend both events.

Warm regards,

Joyce Moody Fletcher   Ph 814-765-0142
Orvis Kline
Tom O’Day  Ph 910-235-0492
Wilbur Shirey  Ph 717-486-4665
Peggy Jo Knepp Thompson
Judi Rolley White  Ph 814-265-2204

Saturday, January 28, 2017

January 28th  - Happy Birthday Irvin Curley!!

Friday, January 27, 2017

January 27th  - Happy Birthday Margaret Powell Coder!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

January 25th  - Happy Birthday Lonnie Kovalick!!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Sorry these are a day late!

January 1st  - Happy Birthday Rose McCracken Billotte!!
January 1st  - Happy Birthday Dan Mollura!!

Saturday, December 31, 2016

My thanks to Joyce Moody for alerting me to the following sad news!!  We have lost another Classmate, Bill Tornatore.  Here is his Obituary with details.

Obituary for William Tornatore

William Angelo “Bill” Tornatore, age 75, died peacefully in his sleep Friday, December 30, 2016 at his residence in Punxsutawney.

He was born on February 25, 1941 in Clearfield, the son of the late Dr. and Mrs. Maximo and Bernice (Gregory) Tornatore.

Bill attended St. Francis School, and graduated from Clearfield Area High School where he was an avid wrestler and golf enthusiast. He also attended St. Francis College.

Bill loved to play the mandolin and made sweet music that will be surely missed.

He is survived by his daughters, Teresa Cappellini and Melinda (Christopher) Freeman; grandchildren Isabella, Dante, Sydney and Melanie. Bill is also survived by sisters Susan Hendricks, Peggy (Nick) Rodi, and brothers Robert (Lola), Gregory (Suzanne), John (Sandy), Thomas and Frederick (Kate) and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Bill was also preceded in death by his brother, Maximo J. Tornatore Jr.

Mass of Christian burial will be said at St. Francis Catholic Church, Clearfield on Tuesday at 1 PM with Father John Miller as celebrant. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery, Clearfield.

Friends will be received at the Kevin A. Beardsley Funeral Home, Clearfield on Tuesday from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM.

May you rest in peace, Bill.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Sorry guys - got home too late to get these posted on time.  Hope your Birthday was a great one!!

December 28th  - Happy Birthday Lowell Kline!!
December 28th  - Happy Birthday Wilbur Shirey!!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

To all my Classmates and Friends ...............................................