I went to school with Billy Allar I shard a Taxi with his MoM she was wearing a beautifull fragerance of perfume ..OMG I cannot belive Billy is gone he was such a sweet guy kept to himself so cute and I even had a crush on him..Rest Easy I know you are with Jesus..I am sadened ..! I shall always remeber you
Eddie was my first love in high school .We had a three year relationship.Wonderful guy sorry to have seen leave this world to early.
From Bob Junghandel on September 21st, 2011
I didn't really know Eddie in High School. We both went to SUNY Stony Brook and I got to know Ed during 1st semester Freshman Year. I'll always remember Ed as a great guy that I'm sorry I didn't get to know better. R.I.P., my friend,
We grew up together but my family moved to Florida and we did not stay in touch. Doris was a sweet and very intelligent girl and I always had fond memories of her and our childhood adventures. I extend my condolences to her family for this great loss. She will always be in my prayers - Joe Guarino
Always a class act. He will be missed by all who knew him.
From Carol Sue Egan on September 14th, 2011
Richard was my first friend ever, when we started kindergarten at School Street School and he was a dear friend all through school. We had plans to meet, which will have to wait now until some day we are all together. He was a great person and a listener. I was glad to reconnect with him not too long ago on Face Book. Our FB relationship was short, but our friendship lasted many years and I am so very glad of that. Rest in Peace, dear friend.
From Darron Castiglione on July 13th, 2010
I remember Dick when we called him Richie back in High School; he was a great friend then and after reconnecting after many, many years he still was the great friend I knew back when. He could make me laugh till I cried; he recent visit here with Ron Faso and Manny Freedman were one of the great times I have enjoyed with friends. He is sorely missed; I still can't believe that he is gone. Rest in Peace Old Friend, hope to see you again some time, some place cause I know you'll make me laugh and be happy.
From Darron Castiglione on July 9th, 2010
Dick, I remember him when we called him Richie, was a wonderful friend; he could make me laugh til I cried. His sense of humor and wit are things that I will always fondly recall. I was most fortunate to have had him and Ron Faso as house guests and we just had a wondeful time. Manny Freedman was here also and it was just a great time. Dick will be sorely missed by so many; I hope to meet with him again, sometime, someplace and I just know he'll make be laugh.
Rest in Peace Dear Friend, Darron
From Manny Freedman on July 8th, 2010
I'd always appreciated Dick's "dry" sense of humor throughout high school and, after reuniting with him recently on the web and in person, as a "serious" adult.
Dick had the ability to tell a story, whether real or not, in a manner that picturesquely would draw me in and involve me. As a writer for a newspaper, this talent was obviously a meal ticket.
I am so glad that Dick had taken the time in the recent past to visit our mutual friend, Darron Castiglione, in Beech Mountain, NC. I met with them and Ron Fasso, with whom Dick was traveling. I had no idea at the time that that was both our reunion and last meeting.
One of the last memories I'll have of him was a brief discussion as to whether he should make the switch from "Dick" to "Rich." Well, whichever, I'll surely miss him.
From Artie Hudson on July 7th, 2010
I am sorry to hear this news. Richie was a classmate all the way back to elementary school. His family lived at the edge of Fellers Pond (where small carp, goldfish and catfish were preyed upon by kids dirty from digging worms), he had a reel-to-reel tape recorder in the 1950’s and I thought he was the luckiest kid in the world! He was also a really nice kid – his dad was on the school board so he really had no choice. Sorry to lose a boyhood friend but the memories live on.
Flora and I have been friends since we were seven years old. We knew each others families and had many good times in elementary school and high school. I am so sad that she is no longer with us but I know that she is at peace. God Bless you Flora. Will think of you always.
From barbara negosh on July 20th, 2019
Flora will be sorely missed. I only knew her in HS to say hello. I was totally taken with her kindness when I arrived at one of our reunions alone. She went out of her way to see that I was comfortable and I will never forget her. My visit with her at her sisters was a treasure. She always looked wonderful and always had a smile. Her family is lovely.
She was definitely a stand-out. Goodness radiated from her heart. I cherish the brief, but wonderful time I spent with her. She was an inspiration.
From Adelaide Cooney on July 19th, 2019
Flora, you will be missed by so many, I will always remember your smile and what a
great leader with laughter and good times at high school. Thanks for all you did and for caring so much about the Reunions.
From Paul Dufficy on July 19th, 2019
Thank you for all your work on our Reunion Committee. Rest in Peace.
Jack was a kind, gentle and giving friend in school and my memories of him will stay in my heart. By what I read about his life he carried that throughout his education and his marriage and fatherhood.May he rest in peace.
I was a young boy riding my new bicycle on Kent Street in Lindenhurst and was stopped by some older kids when Billy, who went to school with my sister Cathy ( I was in 3rd grade with his sister Lucy ) chased the kids away and prevented them from stealing my bike. Thanks Billy. RIP.
My sister was always there to help me, no matter when I needed her, no matter what time of the day or night. I always knew I could go to her for help. It's been 10 years since she died and I still miss her.
Bertha and I dated in HS and went to the senior prom together. She was a very special lady in my life. I just found out about her passing and I am so sorry and saddened. My best to her family and loved ones.
From Frank Samartino on April 11th, 2010
I remember Bertha, as being a very pleasant and cheerful person. I am sorry to hear that she had passed away.
From Daniel Schweit on March 17th, 2010
i knew Bertha for a short time before I went into the Airforce. She was a very special person that would lite up the room with her smile . I was sadden to learn that she passed.
To my dear brother. I miss you and love you my "best friend". Such a good person taken too soon. May you rest in peach with all of the angels in heaven. Love your sister Linda......
From Helen Bugaj on April 23rd, 2013
My memory of Bobby DiMicco is that he was a very sweet guy. Sorry to hear of his passing.
From Teresa Grocki on April 25th, 2012
So sorry to hear about Bobby; I was his first wife and we had many memories in the 13 years I knew him. I can say nothing but good things about him; a kind man, a good person and his daughter Kristen & I send condolences to the remaining family
From Jane Rogan on February 28th, 2012
Bob was a really nice guy so sorry to hear about his passing.
Rod and myself shared many times; good,bad and just freakin' hilarious. We had common beliefs,principles,likes and dislikes. We met in 1955 as 8yr olds growing up in Lindenhurst, N.Y. I was part of his wedding party and he was my best man.
In the end, Rod was cheated.....after serving both family and country devoted and proud he was stricken with an aggressive cancer that eventually took him. He was a loving father - strict and tough but nonetheless loving of his wife Doris and his children Erik, Colleen, and Ryan. He was cheated out of seeing his children become successful in their chosen careers. He was cheated out of knowing his grandchildren Abigail, Hannah, Benjamin, Paul, Maeve, Matthew, and Kori. He was cheated out of a well desrved pension, retirement, Social Security and Medicare. He was even cheated out of the customary 21-gun salute because the Army couldn't muster seven riflemen and a trumpeter. I am very sad.
From joanne nash on October 17th, 2015
You were the brother i never had Bless you! Love JoAnne
My sister lived and loved life to the fullest. She was taken from us way too soon after a debilitating illness. Her family was her pride and joy and she cherished every moment spent with them. Mary leaves behind 2 children, 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. She is dearly missed by all. May she rest in peace♥
Mike was truely the most kindest person, fun friend to hang out with, will never forget the great times we had growing up in Lindy!
From Gary Christoffersen on August 2nd, 2013
I have thought of Mike many times over the years, being out of touch. We were such fun friends in school together goofing around. He was just easy to hang out with. I am glad to have our memories. GARY
From Darron Castiglione on February 23rd, 2010
Mike was a dear friend who died too young. He is often thought of over these many years and I pray that he is at rest. He was one of the truly good guys.
From Mary Romanelli (Sargentini) on February 13th, 2010
Mike died tragically and too young. He was a sweet person.
Joe was a great person a wonderful brother I remember when his brother Dennis survived his transplant Joe through him a celelbration of life party what a great thing to do for a person. Now I pray they are partying again in heaven.
Eileen was a home room buddy all through junior high and high school. Great personality and a fabulous sense of humor. I remember Eileen with fond LHS memories. I hope that your life, although cut short, was filled with joy.
Jug and I go back to Sunday School. We finally became real friends in 8th grade. We were in track together, Choir, Omega Gamma Delta. We even had the chance to run against each other for Mayor-he won, I lost (damn hanging chads!). Truly one of the nicest guys. Saw him at maybe #20 and was looking forward to seeing him at #50.
I love and miss you, Bob.
Cathy was a beautiful, fun person to spend time with. Sorry to hear of her passing.
From Diane Moran on February 3rd, 2013
Cathy and I spent every day together in homeroom. We always sat one behind the other. She had such a wonderful, joyful personallity. There was always a smile on her face and a good word to say about someone. He life ended way too early and I will always remember her.
From Mary Jane Hamilton on August 5th, 2010
Cathie was just lovely, so much fun to be with. We listened to the Beach Boys constantly. Perhaps she still is. So sad to see her name on this list.
Ron was not only my Brother he was my Best Friend! He was a very special person and is missed dearly - He is with his Kid Brother Billy Luding now - They are Fishing and riding their Harleys in the Sky ! RIP BROS!
From JoAnn Mackowka Caruso on September 15th, 2011
Richie was always a good friend. He was in a lot of pain...I KNOW that he is at peace.
From Flora Cohen-Sarno on May 11th, 2010
Richie survived many tragedies in his brief time on earth, yet always stayed optimistic. He never lost his sense of humor. He left us way to early, but left an indelible mark on all who knew him. He will be remembered and missed for many years to come.
From Darron Castiglione on February 23rd, 2010
Dick was a good friend growing up in Lindenhurst. I hope that he has found rest and Peace. God Bless him.
May Wayne be forever remembered. Dennis last saw Wayne in a hospital in Da Nang. Wayne always said he would come back to see him. He never made it. He was killed just a few days after his visit with Dennis. Let us hope none of our brave, living and dead are ever forgotten. May he rest in peace. Thank you Wayne for your service.
From STEVE DEBLASIO on September 9th, 2011
WAYNE AND I WERE ON WRESTLING TEAM 66 HE WAS A GREAT WRESTLER HE WAS TAKEN WAY TO SOON MAY HE RESWT IN PEACE STEPHEN DEBLASIO
From jerry viverito on September 9th, 2011
Wayne was an independent force of nature .
We used to gather behind the LHS building on summer nights to decide what to do that eve . it was early sept and we were getting ready to head back to school. i rememember the night i drove up and got the news that Wayne was gone at age 21 . i used to scrimmage with Wayne in wrestling practice . he was so good he used to casually hum the song "forget him" in tune, without missing a note ( sung by BOBBY VEE?) as he thorougjly kicked my ass. for whatever reason he liked me and over the years my like for him became love.
on sept 16 1988 ...., more than 21 years after we lost him i visited the Viet Nam memorial in dc with my older son who was 6 at that time. Wayne was there on Panel: 25 E.........Line 086...
TIM SHELTON .... BOB DORNER .... ............ JOE DI LANDRO.....( I wore his number 41 jersey in football in tribute to him and as joe was i was voted the most valuable player awrd and elected co captain with my best friend Bill Pugh)........ ALF ERIKSEN........TOM POLDINO..........and ROBERT JAMIESON were all there on panels too
i think of all of them very often especially on memorial day , the 4th , memorial day etc . david halberstam wrote a book about the nature of those who served in Vietnam called " the best and the brightest"
PLEASE READ IT
i will never accept or understand to this very moment what they were sacrificed for and i still don't know ,,, but the bitterness is long gone and my love and appreciation for Wayne and all the rest of them only grows.
THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST
From Wayne Ciolino on May 3rd, 2011
It has been an honor to be named after you. The family will never forget you and the new generations will all become to know you.
God Bless- Wayne (your nephew)
From Frank Samartino on April 20th, 2010
For Marine Corporal Wayne Marquardt and all those that knew him and loved him. I just want to say thank you for your courage, dedication and sacrifice. Please know we who survived will not let you be forgotten.
Sorry to hear the news about Buddy. He was my first date when his dad drove us to the movies in 6th grade. I'm sorry I didn't know him later in life because it sounds like he made a great impression on everyone who knew him.
From Lyn (Linda) Ruback (Alcaro) on October 6th, 2012
Buddy was someone who made you feel "special". He made you laugh, cry, and wonder why. He was a gift!
From Don Sansone on September 10th, 2012
We shared alot of laughs with buddy.i just recently heard of his passing and was greatly saddened. He will always keep us youthful.
From Andrea Green (Hirsch) on January 9th, 2012
May you RIP....my memory is of your smiling ways. Andrea
From Doris Boyd on September 18th, 2011
You were my friend as a child and came back into my life in these last years as my long distance "Buddy." You were an inspiration to me as I helped my beloved husband cope with his long-term illness until his dying day this year. How sad I am that you lost your battle too.
From Jo Ann Mackowka Caruso on September 15th, 2011
I will miss our morning chats...and our discussions about God. Rest in peace, Friend.
From Flo Cohen-Sarno on August 31st, 2011
In everyon'es youth there is that one person that everyone knows and loves. The one that is unforgettable. That person was Buddy. Time and distance could not break the bonds of friendship, nor will this new journey that he is on. Rest in peace good friend, and know you will always be in our hearts and minds.
John was a really good friend and fellow half miler for 4 years in high school. He was also a fraternity brother. We had lots of good times together and were both early Stones fans. I feel bad I never saw John again after LHS. Let's run a half mile sometime in the future, John.
Your good friend,
From Bob Junghandel on September 18th, 2011
John was one of my closest friends during our Senior year at LHS. We were fraternity Brothers (Omega Gamma Delta), on the track team together and double dated to the Senior Ball. John was a great guy and I have very fond memories of the times we spent together. We lost contact after graduation and I was so very sorry to hear of his passing at such a young age. Rest in Peace , my friend!
Frank and me went. To school lindenhurst high started racing cars down watertower ate 16 years old Frank was a great guy just missed him in vages sorry he is gone
From Ron Garraffa on May 1st, 2012
Frank grew up on the next block from me. Over the last few years I had the opportunity to meet with him and his wonderful family in Vegas. He loved life and was always positive. He was a loving husband and father. He will be missed.
From Claire Risciglione-Maggio on April 17th, 2012
Frank was a great guy. Always had a smile and a kind word for you in High School. May he rest in peace with no more pain and suffering.
Terry and I were great friends in high school and kept in touch off and on over the years. He moved to Phoenix, Arizona after graduation and became a Police Officer, Army Warrant Officer, and CIA Intelligence Officer, in that order, retiring in 1998 in Arizona. I last saw him in 1985 in Washington, DC. I miss a great deal and only wish we could have stay connected his last 14 years.
Terry and I were great friends in high school and kept in touch off and on over the years. He moved to Phoenix, Arizona after graduation and became a Police Officer, Army Warrant Officer, and CIA Intelligence Officer, in that order, retiring in 1998 in Arizona. I last saw him in 1985 in Washington, DC. I miss him a great deal and only wish we could have stay connected his last 14 years.
Sharon signed my yearbook with the words, "Remember me" and "Love Always, Sha(the Nuttttt". I'm sure she brought happiness into the lives of the many people she met in her life. She was a beautiful, joyful person and I'm sorry she's gone so soon.
From Linda Burns (Diaz) on May 28th, 2011
Photo of Sharon & Husband taken 03/05/2006 at Buca de Beppo Restaurant, Davie, Florida
Reviewing this memorial page and coming across Maryann name made me reflect on my time with her. Througout the years I always wonderd how her life was, was she happy, did she live a fullfilled life. I guess i'll never know . I didn't know she passed till I seen it on this web site. I hope she had a great life...
Linda was a lovely person and one of my first friends when I was skipped at School Street School from 4th grade to Mr. Evanish's 6th grade. It was hard to leave my old classmates behind and I'll never forget her kindness. Sorry to hear of her passing.
From Emily Newman ( KIenle) on September 29th, 2011
Miss you lots my friend not only were we classmates but neighbors and family.
Jeanett Alice Ridgeway, 56 of Cape Coral, passed on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003. Born on July 23, 23 1947 in Queens, NY to Al and Lillian Seltenreich. Survivors include her husband John W. Ridgeway, realtor with Tudor Villas Reality; daughters, Jaclyn Ridgeway and Lisa Monforto.
Arrangements by Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island Rd. Cape Coral
Judie, I wish words could express how much I miss you, but they can't. You were my bestfriend, my substitute Mom and the most wonderful role model on how to be a great Mom. They say the pain dulls as time passes but I don't believe that is true, because I hurt as much writing this as I did when we received the phone call that you were gone. I love you and miss you so very much. Heaven received a precious gift when you entered.
From Barbara Negosh on July 25th, 2010
Judy, dear friend., I remember how we used to laugh and laugh together. You brought such happiness, good humor and joy to people. You were smart as a whip and I remember calling you the walking encyclopedia. I tried so hard to find you for so many years, to no avail. You are always in my heart.
From Pam Citrin Faulkner on April 14th, 2010
Judie was one of my best friends growing up, as well as an adult. She was a very loving and giving person with a great sense of humor and a terrific gift of gab. I will always miss her.
I was very good friends with Ellen all through HS.Sadly like a lot of people we lost touch over the years.She was a good friend to me and we had alot of fun .I tried to find her for many years and finally located one of her daughters and found out about her passing.
I was adopted by Dominick Testa, Donald's father. While I was very young, I loved Donald from the minute I met him. He was kind and sweet. He had a softness about him that earned the trust of those around him. I remember him turning off his football game to let "his little sister" (me) watch Bugs Bunny. I was 5. I hold all his medals as a tribute of the life he gave for his country. I love my brother. I carry the family name with honor. He and Dad were both men of honor!
From Linda Begega on October 14th, 2010
Donald was my stepbrother. His father married my mother shortly before he was sent to Viet Nam. He was very supportive of the marrage and for a while we three girls had a brother. Donald's dad died years ago as did my mom. We miss them both and Donald too. He was a good person.
From Frank Samartino on April 20th, 2010
Donald and I grew up together in the 50's and 60's. He was always a selfless person and a good friend. Little did I realize that my friend would die a "Brother In Arms", an American hero who made the ultimate scarifice in Vietnam. He is truly missed and I am proud to have known him as I did. Donald rest well and know that your courage and service to our country will always be remembered.
From Daniel Schweit on March 17th, 2010
Don was one of my best friends through High School. He was very brilliant. He had much to contribute to the world but lost his life to early in Viet Nam.
From Frank Pampillonia on February 26th, 2010
Donald was a classmate and friend. His life was cut short while in the service of his country in Viet Nam . Donald enjoyed our time at the "Annex." Donald is one of Lindenhurst's greatest heroes. God bless his soul.
Ray was dating my sister Cathy in their senior year at Lindenhurst High School. Shortly after graduation, Ray enlisted in the Marines Corp. Before leaving for basic training, Ray and I were traveling in his truck and we saw a dog get hit by a car. Ray immediately stopped, checked for respiration and heart beat. He gave the dog CPR until police and emergency help arrived. Ray was stoked after helping save that dog.
Ray was killed in action in Vietnam on July 4th 1966. RIP Marine.
From virginia (honey) huber (voelker) on May 3rd, 2012
Linda and I went to E.W.Bower School. We had so many laughs together,especially in the library when we would brouse through the books. I was sorry to hear of her passing. She was a kind and gentle person.
From Polly (Berruti) Korman on April 25th, 2011
It is so heart-warming to see these kind words about my mother! She was such an inspirational woman and even though she was sick she was involved with so many activities with me and my sister Dawn. She was always proud to be a Bulldog.
Linda Castellan and Janet, thank you for sharing your memories of my mother. Linda, I remember how involved you were with my mother and all of the planning for me to go away to college.
From Janet On Anderson on August 17th, 2010
Linda and I became friends when I started Edward W. Bower elementary school in 5th grade. Even though we weren't in too many classes together, we were always friends. She was a shy, quiet but sweet-natured girl. Sorry to hear of her passing
From Linda Braswell-Castellan on July 3rd, 2010
I had the privilege of being Guidance Counselor for Linda's two beautiful and talented daughters during their years at Lindenhurst High School. It was not until then that I learned that Linda had become ill early during her Nursing career. She needed a liver transplant and, although she finally did undergo the surgery, the transplant was too late. Linda was a wonderful mother- always concerned about the future and the welfare of her girls. It is unfortunate that her life was cut short. Her spirit, however, lives on in her children.