winter news letter



PLACE: Palace Restaurant

3250 Easton Avenue

Bethlehem, PA. (physical address: Butztown, Pa.)

DIRECTIONS: From 25th Street and William Penn Highway (Walgreens Drug Store and E.A.H.S). Take Wm. Penn Highway (west toward Bethlehem) which will become Easton Avenue. Continue to Butztown (approximately 5 miles). Just past the stop light and intersection, (Willow Park Road on left and tavern on the right) will be the Palace Restaurant on the left.

DATE: Saturday December 1, 2018

TIME: 9:00 AM

MENU: French Toast, Scrambled Eggs, Home Fries, Bacon, Sausage,

Orange and Apple Juice, Fruit Cup, Coffee, Tea




NO LATER THAN November 27, 2018





EASTON, PA. 18040

Janet Transue Herr writes: I sent a Face Book post about Easton’s TV station to Sandy and Bill; here is Bill’s response: I remember WGLV TV. I believe it was a UHF station that required a UHF antenna which we didn’t have. I believe they broadcasted some EHS football games. If the band was included I may have been on TV in junior high. In senior high I skipped the school band in favor of playing in Charlie Casella’s dance band. One time WGLV decided to imitate the Philadelphia TV’s Bandstand. WGLV was in an old school building along 25th street (near Seipsville) and it had a nice size gymnasium. Charlie’s band was selected to provide the music! They provided us with folding chairs and cardboard music stands. We sat in a corner of the room. A row of saxophones was in front and I sat at one end. Someone kicked over my music stand and my music drifted onto the floor among the jitterbuggers! The music continued as did the dancers. I’ve often wondered if the cameras caught a view of the kid on his hands and knees trying desperately to scoop up his music before getting his fingers trampled. (NOTE: Does anyone remember who knocked over Bill’s music??? Was it one of us???) Question: What are your memories of the WGLV Bandstand? Or going to the Philadelphia Band Stand?

Len Buscemi writes: I loved to dance back then I would go to all the dances I could, the "Y"; "Teen Kan"; Record Hop over VFW on Northampton Street; the Elks in Phillipsburg; Liberty School in Wilson; occationally there were dances at the Elks in Easton, the Girl Scout camp on the Delaware and St. Anthony’s Youth Center and of course the WGLV "Bandstand." Cookie Hammerstone of P’Burg taught me how to jitter bug at the record hop over the VFW the summer of 1953. I went, on a bus trip to the "Bandstand" show in Philadelphia the summer of 1954. I am sure some of you guys remember those trips. Now I am lucky that I can walk let alone dance.

Sadie Mazzarese Fraccica tells us: One summer during football pratice her then boy friend, Rocky, skipped football pratice to go on a bus trip, with a lot of other EHS students, to the TV show "Band Stand" in Philadelphia.

Orlando (Judy Kahler Campbell’s friend) said: The band he played in played at the Band Stand in Philadelphia two times. 

 Emilie Freer Jansma writes: Many thanks for the new size type.

John Affa writes: Lenny the aerial view picture depicted in the July, August and September Newsletter purports to show Wolf and Lehigh Streets merging. In actuality, what is shown is on the left side Washington Street merging with Wolf Avenue on the right side. Sixth Street is shown part way down from the top of the view on the left. The county prison can be seen on the extreme left. The houses on the left of Washington Street have been replaced by the existing county court house. Furthermore, Lehigh Street crossed Walnut Street and ended one block later at Seventh Street; one block north of Washington Street and approximately a little over one block north of Wolf Avenue.The houses on the right side of the merge streets, there and now called Washington Street have been demolished and the land is now the parking lot for the courthouse.

Lenny writes Note: My error clarification; Washington Street began at 3rd Street and continued to 5th street as a 2 lane road. At 5th Street Washington street became a, one lane, unpaved alley to 6th Street where it stopped. The last home on Washington Street was 451 Washington Street. Washington Street began again at 663 Washington Street which was at the intersection of Wolf Avenue. Lehigh Street began at Sitgraves Street, at the Lehigh River, and went to the steps below 5th Street. The steps were considered Lehigh Street. The "West Directory" list West and Maple (which crossed the steps) as intersecting on Lehigh Street. Lehigh Street stopped at 5th Street. Lehigh Street then began again at 664 Lehigh which was the Nurses Home of Easton Hospital. Wolf Avenue began at 5th Street and continued to 9th Street. Therefore the "V" in the road, in the picture, is Washington Street and Wolf Avenue. Thanks John I learned something and I love doing this type of research. Also shame on me I grew up on S. 5th Street and knew Bennie’s Store was on the corner of 5th St. and Wolf Ave.

50-50 Winners at September Breakfast

Pat Allen, Gaithersburg, MD

Jane Klock Bond, Katonah, NY

John Ackerman, Forks Township, PA

George Campbell, Center Valley, PA

Carl Niedzwiecki, Walnutport, PA

Woody Frankenfield, Forks Township, PA

Contact the newsletter staff

Woody Frankfield, 3515 Richmond Rd, Easton PA 18040 Phone 610-253-8555 Email

Len Buscemi, 3569 Baldwin Drive Easton PA 18045 Phone 610-253-8242 Email

Elaine Clemens Albrecht

Elaine D. Albrecht RIEGELSVILLE Elaine D. Albrecht, 79, of Riegelsville, PA, passed away Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospice, Bethlehem. She was the widow of Frank Albrecht, to whom she was married for over 39 years. He died in April 2018. Elaine was born Oct. 13, 1938, in Easton, PA, a daughter of the late Frank and Mae Kimenhour Clemens. Elaine was a 1956 graduate of Easton High School and attended Churchman’s Business College. She was last employed by Mallinckrodt Baker in Phillipsburg, NJ. She was previously employed by Horns Fashion and Farr’s Shoes, both of Easton. She enjoyed walking, gardening, tending to her flowerbeds and inside plants (especially her violets), trips to Maine, and vacationing at Beach Haven, NJ. Her passion was volunteering her baking skills, leadership, and time to the Riegelsville Community Fire Company No. 1 for over 52 years, Meals on Wheels, Eastern Upper Bucks Seniors, Riegelsville Enhancement Committee, Leisure Time Group, Worship and Music Committee. She also served as clerk for the Election Board. Elaine loved her community and was a regular attendee at borough committee and council meetings. She was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, American Legion Post No. 950, and Easton Elks Auxiliary. Elaine is survived by her son, Kevin Kern; sister, Dr. Ellen Clemens; stepdaughter, Summer Hawk Wolf; two nieces, Carol Ann Slack and Marcella Kern; and three nephews, James, Russell and Charles Kern. Her first husband, Ernest Kern, died in 1976. A celebration of her life will be held Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, at 11 a.m., in St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Riegelsville, PA. Interment of Elaine’s and Frank’s cremains will be held privately in the Riegelsville Union Cemetery. Elaine’s beautiful violets and other plants will be present in the church. If you can give them a loving home, we are sure she would be grateful. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church/Stained Glass Fund, P.O. Box 188, or the Auxiliary of the Riegelsville Fire Company/Office Renovations, P.O. Box 185, both of Riegelsville, PA 18077. Arrangements are by the Robert W. Snyder Funeral Home, Riegelsville. Robert W. Snyder Funeral Home 327 Easton Rd. Riegelsville, Pa. 18077-7205 (610) 749-2421

Marie Citronie Franco Marie Franco EASTON Marie Franco, 80, passed away Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, at Manor Care Nursing Home Easton. She was the wife of Joseph Anthony Franco, with whom she celebrated 61 years of marriage on Dec. 30, 2017. Marie was born Aug. 10, 1938, in Martins Creek, PA, a daughter of the late Oresto and Mary (Ascani) Citrone. She was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. She was a graduate of Easton High School, class of 1956. Marie enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren; she also enjoyed reading, traveling, crossword puzzles, cooking and ceramics. In addition to her husband, Marie is survived by three sons, Joseph Anthony Franco Jr. of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, Christopher Charles Franco of Easton and Stephen Michael Franco and wife Snehal of Palmer Twp.; seven grandchildren, Brando Franco, Joseph A. Franco III, Benjamin Franco, Lindsey Lockwood, Christopher Joseph Franco, Pooja Peters and Stephen Franco, six great-grandchildren, Codey, Sebastian, Carlyle, River, Ethan, and Priya. She is also survived by one sister, Rose Drago of Ohio. In addition to her parents, Marie was preceded in death by two sisters, Dora and Grace, and four brothers, Walter, Silvio, Donald, and Richard. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 9th and Lehigh St., Easton. Interment will be in St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Williams Twp. Online condolences may be offered at Morello Funeral Home 3720 Nicholas St. Easton, PA 18045 (610) 253-4941

Thank You EHS Class of 1956 Supporters

This quarter EHS Class of 1956 received $268.00 in donations toward expenses. Thank you to the following: John Ackerman, John Affa, Delores DeHart Arcuri, Elaine Clemens Albrecht, Richard Bilotta, Dick Borini, Jane Klock Bond, John Curley, Dick Hahn, Rose Capecci Koder, Alice Cuvo Lobesack, Clara Worich Morgan, Larry & Laura Hess Phillips, Bill Reiss, Shirley Foss Schweder, and Sandy Moser Zemgulis

New Addresses

Louise Renner Williams, 563 Columbia Ave, Bangor, PA 18013


8/24/18 EAHS 56 Pocono Mt. W 7

8/31 EAHS 55 Whitehall 14

9/7 EAHS 50 Deruff 0

9/14 EAHS 28 Liberty 21

9/21 EAHS 28 Emmaus 30

9/28 EAHS 31 Allentown CC 24

10/5 EAHS 7 Freedom 35

10/12 EAHS 7 Bethlehem Cath. 28

10/19 EAHS 41 Parkland 14

This is the first time Easton beat Parkland in 7 years.

10/26 EAHS 34 Nazareth 31

Boys Golf

9/11 EAHS 409 Pleasant Valley 434

9/20 EAHS 463 Saucon Valley 433

Girls Tennis

8/20/18 EAHS 6 Pocono Mt E 1

8/21 EAHS 6 E Stroudsburg N 0

8/23 EAHS 2 Stroudsburg 4

8/28 EAHS 4 Allentown CC 3

8/30 EAHS 1 Parkland 6

9/4 EAHS 0 Northampton 7

9/6 EAHS 4 Emmaus 1

9/11 EAHS 1 Nazareth 6

9/20 EAHS 7 William Allen 0

9/25 EAHS 5 Liberty 2

9/27 EAHS 2 Freedom 5

10/ EAHS 2 Northampton 0

10/ EAHS 1 Nazareth 4

10/2 EAHS1 Bethlehem Cath 6

10/18 EAHS 6 Phillipsburg 1

Boys Cross Country

9/11 EAHS 15 Allentown CC 45

EAHS 15 Northampton 50

EAHS 16 Emmaus 39

10/5 EAHS 18 Phillipsburg 41

10/16 EPC Team Championships .

Joey Ozgar came in first with a time of 16 minutes, 36.2 seconds. Team EAHS came in second

10/24 District XI Championship

Cosmo Cardone finished 1st with a time of 16 minutes 17 seconds. Joey Ozgar finished 2nd with a time of 16 minutes 26 seconds Troy Rhinehart finnisned 20th and Timothy Bunee finished 21st EAHS team finnished 1st. They now go to the PIAA championships in Hershey on 11/3.

Girls Cross Country

9/11 EAHS 29 Allentown CC 43

EAHS 21 Whitehall 39

EAHS 33 Emmaus 26

10/2 EAHS East Stroudsburg S

10/5 EAHS 15 Phillipsburg 50

10/16 EPC Team Championships

Meghan Vizian came in third with a time of 19 minutes, 58 seconds. Chararlize Smith was 12th and Pia Mazzella DiBosco was 14th. Team EAHS finished first.

10/24 District XI Championship

Freshman Megan Vizian finished 1st with a time of 19 minutes 19 seconds, Charlize Smith was 10th, Jayla Reinheart was 15th, Allison Buri was 21st and Pia Mazzello- Di-Bosco was 26th. EAHS Team finished 1st. They will compeate in the PIAA Championships on 11/3 in Hershey.

Girls Field Hockey

8/31/18 EAHS 2 Whitehall 0

9/1 EAHS 7 Hazelton 0

9/4 EAHS 6 Bethlehem Cath 2

9/8 EAHS 6 East Stroudsburg N 0

9/12 EAHS 5 Stroudsburg 0

9/14 EAHS 5 Liberty 1

9/18 EAHS 8 East Stroudsburg S 0

9/20 EAHS 5 Freedom 0

9/22 EAHS 10 Dieruff 0

9/24 EAHS 8 Northampton 2

9/26 EAHS 7 Pleasant valley 0

9/28 EAHS 1 Emmaus 5

10/2 EAHS 6 Pocono Mt W 0

10/4 EAHS 2 Pocono Mt E 3

10/6 EAHS 9 William Allen 0

10/8 EAHS 4 Parkland 0

10/10 EAHS 5 Nazareth 2

10/13 EAHS 5 Northampton 1

EPC Semi Finals

10/16 EAHS 1 Pocono Mt E 0

10/18 EAHS1 Emmaus 2

10/20 EAHS1 Phillipsburg 0

10/22 Distr ict 11 semi finals

EAHS 6 Northampton 0

Girls Volleyball

9/4/18 EAHS 3 William Allen 0

9/6 EAHS 0 Liberty 3

9/10 EAHS 1 Blue Mt 3

9/11 EAHS 3 Dieruff 1

9/13 EAHS 1 Freedom 3

9/14 EAHS 0 Liberty 3

9/28 EAHS 3 East Stroudsburg S 0

9/26 EAHS 3 Pocono Mt W 0

9/27 EAHS 0 Nazareth 3

10/1 EAHS 1 Whitehall 3

10/3 EAHS 3 Pleasant Valley 0

10/5 EAHS 3 William Allen 0

10/8 EAHS 0 Liberty 3

10/12 EAHS 0 Freedom 3

10/13 EAHS3 Phillipsburg 1

District 2-11 4A championships

10/25 1st round EAHS 0 Freedom 3

Boys Soccer

9/1/18 EAHS 5 William Allen 0

9/5 EAHS 1 Liberty 2

9/7 EAHS 1 Deriff 1

9/11 EAHS 2 Freedom 2

9/13 EAHS 3 Emmaus 2

9/15 EAHS 0 Bethlehem Cath 6

9/17 EAHS 2 East Stroudsburg S 3

9/19 EAHS 1 Pleasant Valley 0

9/21 EAHS 3 Pocono Mt W 3

9/22 EAHS 0 Lower Narion 2

9/24 EAHS 3 Emmaus 2

9/25 EAHS 2 Nazareth 0

9/27 EAHS 1 Whitehall 0

10/1 EAHS 10 William Allen 0

10/5 EAHS 3 Deriff 0

10/8 EAHS 0 Liberty 0

10/9 EAHS 0 Freedom 1

10/11 EAHS 6 Bethlehem Cath. 2

10/16 EAHS 0 Liberty 1

10/20 EAHS 0 Phillipsburg 1

10/23 EAHS 1 Stroudsberg 0

Girls Soccer

9/1/18 EAHS 17 William Allen 1

9/5/ EAHS 4 Liberty 0

9/7 EAHS 11 Dieruff 1

9/11 EAHS 2 Freedom 0

9/13 EAHS 1 Emmaus 2

9/15 EAHS 5 Bethlehem Cath. 1

9/17 EAHS 4 East Stroudsburg S 0

9/19 EAHS 3 Pleasant Valley 1

9/21 EAHS 3 Pocono Mt W 0

9/25 EAHS 2 Nazareth 0

9/27 EAHS 1 Whitehall 2

10/1 EAHS 20 William Allen 0

10/2 EAHS 1 Nazareth 0

10/3 EAHS 0 Liberty 1

10/5 EAHS 13 Dieruff 0

10/9 EAHS 2 Freedom 1

10/11 EAHS 6 Bethlehem Cath. 0

10/16 EPC Quarterfinals

EAHS 1 Nazareth 2

10/26 District 11 championships

Round 1 EAHS 1 Stroudsburg 0

Wish a classmember a Happy Birthday

Jan. 1 Richard Hahn

Jan. 1 Santa Patti Stewart

Jan. 2 Barbara Bertrand Junek

Jan. 3 William Tilton

Jan. 5 Catherine Schulte Niedzwieck

Jan. 8 William Emanuel

Jan. 11 Barbara Au Smith

Jan. 12 Richard Schaeffer

Jan. 12 Jane Klock Bond

Jan. 12 George Short

Jan. 13 Sherwood Frankenfield

Jan. 13 Dorothy Williams

Jan. 15 Robert Coursen

Jan. 21 Harry Lerner

Jan. 22 Barry Eckhous

Jan. 22 Robert Jones

Jan. 23 David Brian

Jan. 24 Theresa Pulcini Tettemer

Jan. 26 Anthony Blasco

Jan. 27 Freda Essid Scarpa

Jan. 27 Barbara Fili Miller

Jan. 30 Lamont Nicholas

Feb 3. Maryann Goffredo Breuer

Feb. 8 John Affa

Feb.10 Nancy Raub Julian

Feb. 15 Clara Worrich Morgan

Feb. 16 Paul Hulbert

Feb 17. Barbara Meyers Shaner

Feb. 19 Emilie Freer Jansma

Feb. 21 Ronald Gladish

Feb. 25 Sadie Mazzarese Fraccica

Feb. 26 Lois Gottschalk Bohmler

Feb. 27 Carl Taylor

Mar. 1 Robert Itterly

Mar. 5 Stanton Shiffer

Mar. 7 David Kieffer

Mar. 8 Robert Konders

Mar. 11 Larry Phillips

Mar. 12 Kathleen Schurz Concannon

Mar. 17 Paul Slamp

Mar. 24 Eleanor Pope Dodwell

Mar. 25 Audry Pysher Heater

Mar. 27 Francis Caffrey

Mar. 28 Janet Statler Rush

Mar. 30 Patricia Basta Martyn

Mar. 30 Eleanor Czerw Sabol


John Ackerman & Roberta 1/2/1970

Robert Detweiler & Bonnie 1/11/1980

Robert Jones & Gerry 1/21/1961

Robert Coursen & Sylvia Jo 1/22/1961

William Reiss & Barbara 1/28/1961

Carol Salisbury & Robert Loomis 2/10/1957

Joanne Minotti & Frank D’Agostino 2/11/1961

Carol Squarcia & Michael Shimoskie 2/14/1985

Sandra Shaffer & William Horn 2/14/2011

William Horn & Sandra Shaffer 2/14/2011

Wayne Werner & Carol 2/14/2000

Charles Claus & Phyllis 3/3/1956

Leonard Buscemi & Joann 3/19/1960

Jane Klock & William Bond 3/19/1989

Nancy Raub & John Julian 3/21/1987

David Mazzie & Wanda 3/27/1976


30 Years

Jane Klock & William Bond

NOTE in the last newsletter I left out the following

Anthony Blasco & Rita’s 60 Wedding Anniversary 10/4/1958

Delores DeHart Arcuri writes: I couldn’t make the picnic but hope to make the breakfast on 9/8. Keep up the good work everyone, all of us reap the benifits.

John Curley writes: Sorry I can not be with you guys.

Ellen Clemens writes: Enclosed is a check for $10.00 for the tickets in memory of my sister Elaine. If her ticket is drawn please place the money in yopur treasurery.I received the newsletter on 8/20/18 and was glad I saw her picture from the picnic. she told me she had a good time. I had attended a few events with her in the past. I use to say how lucky the Class of 1956 kept in touch. My class of 1958 has just tarted with a newsletter. Thank you also for the sympathy card.

Kay & Carl Niedzwiecki write:Hope to see you in Dec.

Larry & Laura Hess Phillips write: We always hate to miss the picnics, but distance is the problem. Hope you all had a good time. Its great to always get the newsletter. Thanks to all for all you do. We also welcomed a new great granddaughter, "Molly Ann-Marie Barnes."

Janice Dalrymple Stem writes: Sorry we can’t make the September breakfast. Our 9 year old granddaughter, Elsa, is marching in the Miss America "Show Your Shoes" parade on the boardwalk in Atlantic City with her baton school. Very exciting! My mother attended several parades years ago. I have a 1958 program and bleacher seat ticket that cost $1.50. Today the tickets cost $45.00. Hi to everyone.

A group of 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders, accompanied by two female teachers, went on a field trip to the local racetrack, (Churchill Downs, Louisville Ky) to learn about thoroughbred horses and the supporting industry (Bourbon), but mostly to see the horses.

When it was time to take the children to the bathroom, it was decided that the girls would go with one teacher and the boys would go with the other.

The teacher assigned to the boys was waiting outside the men's room when one of the boys, Billy came out and told her that none of them could reach the urinal.

Having no choice, she went inside, helped the boys with their pants, and began hoisting the little boys up one by one, holding on to their little 'wee-wees' to direct the flow away from their clothes.

As she lifted one little guy, she couldn't help but notice that he was unusually well endowed. Trying not to show that she was staring,the teacher said, "You must be in the 5th grade."

"No ma'am" he replied. "I'm riding Silver Arrow in the 7th race, but I sure appreciate your help."

Submitted by Frank Mazza

Rose Maria Capecci Koder writes: Thank you for keeping me on the Class of 1956 mailing. I really enjoy the updates. I especially liked the picture of my neice Jeannine Capecci in the, April, May, June, issue. She is currently a teacher at Easton Area High School.

Janet Transue Herr writes: Do you remember Louise Renner from the top of North 13th Street? She attended Traill Green and then Easton Junior High School with us??

She has moved back to the area and will come to breakfast with us.

NOTE: At the breakfast Louise enjoyed herself and participated in embarrassing stories we were telling about ourselves. You guys that missed the breakfast missed these stories. Louise will now be put on our mailing list. Do you know of any other individuals who went to grade school or junior high school, that would have been in our class of 1956, and moved out of the area before graduation. If so, if you can contact them and ask if they would like to participate in our class functions and/or receive the newsletter let Woody or Lenny know.

Missing Classmates

Lois Gottschalk

Len’s Book "Easton Remembered" has been out of print for several years. I have just reprinted the book.

The book is now available. $15.99 + $2.50 S/H

For Dad’s 80th birthday we rented a house in Gerhart

that has tons of lovely driftwood in front of it.

Becky Biblehimer

Taken from Face Book

his standpipe was built next to the 15th Street Reservoir, Easton PA, in 1904. The standpipe had the capacity to hold 2000,000 gallons of water. The reservoir was anandoned in 1938 due to costly repairs. Submitted by Janet Transue Herr

Woody says they used to climb this standpipe.

Janet Transue Herr writes: I sent Emilie (Freer Jansma) the article about the reservoir, then we reminised about growing up during WWII. Don and I both remember squeezing those tubes to make the oleo uniformly colored. My father very often had flat tires; rubber was at a premium but Don's father could buy tires since he was essential as an employee of Freihofer Baking. I clearly remember the loud air raid siren at the reservoir; we lived across the street from it. I remember songs like Whistle While You Work reworded to fit the war. The lyrics would be considered racist now. I remember my mother treating her nylon stockings with care since they were scarce. Two uncles were in the Army; their letters were heavily censored. Don had some ration books still around. I do recall the music tryout my mother had on the radio and still enjoy hearing Glenn Miller, nostalgic ballads, etc. Len, the topic of memories of growing up duringWWII would be a good topic for a newsletter.

Emilie Freer Jansma writes: Ooooh so many goods is right. Maybe Len should do an issue on what we remember during war time. I squeezed the orange pill to make the lard look like margarine, took dimes to school for war bonds, had my mother sit at the top of the stairs to read to me by a small night light while my Dad was out being an air-raid warden, and most of all played army office with Judy Ehrie and Faye Johnson. I had a table and chairs, Judy had a WAC uniform and Our "Army Dog" her cocker spaniel. Sandy, and I had a drum major's costume. I think Faye must have had to work for us.

NOTE In Vol # 13 Issue 1 Jan-Feb-Mar, 2014

there were 6 pages dedicated to memories of WWII

Found this picture on "You Know Your From Easton (FB) Date unknown. Clothing looks like the 50’s do you reconize anyone?