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10 live in Florida
1 lives in Georgia
1 lives in Indiana
2 live in Maine
5 live in Maryland
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8 live in New Jersey
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3 live in North Carolina
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1 lives in Oklahoma
72 live in Pennsylvania
1 lives in Puerto Rico
3 live in Texas
5 live in Virginia
1 lives in Israel
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Hi Classmates!

Hope you are making your plans to attend our 65th Birthday Bash!  The guys have a boat load of surprises, starting on Friday evening and continuing throughout the weekend!!  Fred was able to secure a great room deal at the beautiful Waterstone Resort.  The room block rate is available for April 13 and 14th. Instructions for booking attached!. Hope to see you there!  If you have any questions on the event or arrangements...feel free to leave a message or call Bob or Fred.  Hope to see you there!!!


Thank you so much for choosing The Waterstone Resort & Marina, Curio Collection by Hilton.  Your group is loaded into our system and your guests can book now by calling into the hotel directly to our main line 561-368-9500 or click the booking link below and they will be directed straight into your reservation page.  Just click on the link below so you can see how your guests can conveniently book their reservations on line.  When your guests are calling in, they will need to ask for the Scranton Central 65th Birthday and/or your group code: SBD


Event Date: April 13, 2018

Cutoff Date: March 20, 2018

Group Code is: SBD

Group rate is:    $179

Your booking link address is:

(This link cannot be re-typed and can only be directly clicked on to use; Best used in a Website or Email; Written Correspondence please use the 3 Letter booking code as reference)



Hi Everyone!

The good news is  the the location our 65th Birthday Celebration has been confirmed by Fred and Bob!    Unfortunately, the 28th of April was unavailable, so the date of the party has been moved to Saturday April 14, 2018.

The main party will be at the Waterstone Resort & Marina in Boca Raton FL.  The cost is 75.00 per person which includes appetizers and bar.  They were able to secure a room block for Friday and Saturday...... the price is still being negotiated.  There are many other hotel options in the area at various price points as well.

More details to follow...the question is ....who is coming?









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Happy New! Fred Levy and Bob Friedman have chosen a date for our 65th Birthday Bash weekend. The main dinner event (somewhere on the water) will be Saturday April 28, 2018. There will also be a get together on Friday evening. More details to follow in the near future...but the guys wanted to get the date out there so folks can make their travel plans! Hope to see you in April!   Laurie

I hope everyone up north are enjoying the sunshine today!  We are past  the mid point in August and before long we look forward to a beautiful display of color with our fall trees and then WINTER!  ( I know there are many who enjoy the ski not so much)  

Our friends down south Fred Levy and Bob Friedman are in the process of planning a Birthday Bash weekend April 2018.   It will be a nice break for some of us ,since it seems it didn't warm up here until June this year!  

In order to keep the prices down on both travel and accommodations, they are planning the bash after Passover and Easter, when the prices drop.  I will let you know more details when they firm things up.  So...keep Floridia in  mind for 2018...the year most of us turn 65!

Enjoy the weekend!


Dec. 31, 2016

Best wishes to all of our classmates for a healthy and very happy 2017 !!  Fondly remembering all the fun we had at the reunion sharing memories from our past.  Can't wait to do it again.


Barb Mattes

Classmate Alan Delucy passed away Monday at the Hospice of the Sacred Heart in Dunmore. Alan was a wonderful person, a great father, who loved life and was a great friend. In my last conversation with Al at Hospice , he said he was glad he made the 45th class reunion. He also thanked me for being a friend, which made me shed a few tears. We reminisced about all the good times we had with classmates John Iwasko, Tony Magioli, and myself. Life is fleeting...It go's by in the blink of an eye....We should all be thankful to God; for what we have...... Rudy Gergel 

May the spirit of the season bring you closer to those whom you cherish so much


Wishing all my  classmates a very Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!   





Thank you classmates from each and everyone of us on the reunion committee for helping to make our reunion a success! We had a blast!! 
When we started planning our 45th reunion a year ago...I posted a quote that also seems fitting post reunion:

Life gives us brief moments with another....but sometimes in those brief moments we make memories that last a lifetime!

All the best,

August 27, 2016

What a GREAT time we had on the tour of our Alma Mater this morning!!! So many new and beautiful renovations, some old walls and floors remained the same!!

I've posted the pictures to my Barb Mattes album under PHOTO GALLERY for you all to enjoy.  However, I'm having a hard time getting the NEW pix to come up first. I'll keep trying, but in the meantime, the tour pix start on page 3 at the bottom of the page.

On tour : Flip Lavelle, Dave Fuller, Jeanne Hanis, Nancy Costas, Kathy Himchak, Fergie, Deb Snyder, Kathy Walsh, Ann Laird, Marilyn Bohn, Barb Mattes and our tour guide JIM CULLEN

Enjoy the pictures !

The Glen Oak country club looks spectacular and you're going to all be in awe !!  See you all later !

Barb Mattes


I'm glad that I was able to take as many wonderful photos as I did for you all to relive the event.  If there are any ANY pics you want removed, please let me know.  If there are any that you'd like me to send to you directly, let me know that too !!

It was so much fun getting together and remembering OLD times with GOOD friends.  Hope we all stay "connected" and see you at the next gathering.

Enjoy the pictures!!

Barb M


For all of you who are planning on taking the tour of our Alma Mater CHS, we will meet in the main lobby and the tour will begin at 10:30 a.m..  There will be plenty of parking on the side of the building in the parking lot for us.

If anyone has any questions, please contact me at

Looking forward to seeing you all !

Barb Mattes



Friday August 26, 2016

Here is the list I have of those who signed up in advance to take the tour of our Alma Mater.

If you are not planning on coming, please let me know asap.  AND if you want to come and haven't signed up yet, let me know that too.

We'll meet in the lobby and the tour begins at 10:30.  Parking lot next to the school is open for our use.

Barb Mattes
Suzie McGlynn
Deb Snyder Wintermute
Dave Fuller
Bridget Cummings
Jeanne Hanis
Mary Ellen Ferguson
Ann Laird
Kathy Walsh McIntyre
John Lutz
Flip Lavelle
Marilyn Bohn Mercer
Kathy Himchak Neafcy
Mary Ellen Petratis Granville



Hors Devourers - Flat breads: Margarita, sausage & pepper, steak & cheese, prosciutoo with spinach & tomatoes


Salad Stations - Caesar & Mescaline


Carving Stations - Chef's choice of Beef, Whole Turkey Breast


Silver dollar Buns, horsey sauce , gravy or au jus, cranberry mayo and spicy brown mustard


Pasta Station - Bow ties with Bologanese, Cheese Tortellini with Alfredo, Penne with Marinara, Sliced Italian Bread, Cheese

Grilled Vegetables with Balsamic Drizzle & oven roasted potatoes


Cake and assorted cookies

Sorry...forgot to add Marilyn Pocius Shelton to the list of  new attendees!

August 8, 2016

I have posted the yearbook pictures for all of our classmates who have passed away.  You can view them by clicking on the IN MEMORY tab.  

If anyone knows of other classmates that have not yet been added to the IN MEMORY list, please contact me so I can add them to our list. 

Barb Mattes

August 4, 2016

The CHS Tour - I have a few people on the tour list who have not sent in their checks for the reunion. If you are taking the tour, but not able to come to the reunion that evening, please contact me at Thanks! Will post more about the tour as we get closer to the date.


Barb M

July 9, 2016

Who Remembers the EAGLE EYE ?? I will bring some of my personal Memorabilia collection to the reunion, but I'm sure you won't have the time to really appreciate or read some things. SOOOOO - I'm attaching the November 1969 EAGLE EYE edition. Read thru it all - some fun stuff in there ! Enjoy! So much is "coded" by first name and last name initials....I'm sure it was to protect our identities ! Please ENJOY !!

Go to the PHOTO GALLERY and look under Barb Mattes to read our wonderful Newsletter from '69.

What's in YOUR MEMORABILIA stash???


July 7, 2016

Don't forget to sign up for the TOUR !! If you can't make the reunion, you can still take the tour.  There are a few already signed up, who can't come to the reunion that night, but still want to connect !  Hope you can join us !

Here's our current list of those signed up:


Barb Mattes
Suzie McGlynn
Deb Snyder Wintermute
Dave Fuller
Bridget Cummings
Jeanne Hanis
Mary Ellen Ferguson
Ann Laird
Kathy Walsh McIntyre
John Lutz
Flip Lavelle
Marily Bohn Mercer
Mary Ellen Petratis Granville

Wednesday June 29, 2016

WOW !  It hardly seems that long ago that I was having a soda and sandwich at the CHARL-MONT and shopping in the Globe Store for Christmas gifts for my high school girlfriends and boyfriends!  This spectacluar video brought back so many memories, and even as the woman doing the documentary was describing the location of each area in the store, I was already picturing it in my head.

Enjoy! Just an FYI, it is 12 minutes long, but beautiful!

What a Wonderful Wednesday memory !!

We've got 12 already signed up for the ALMA MATER tour!!  And YES there are 2 elevators in the building for those who would like to use that for the tour.

I can't WAIT to see my old homeroom - 211 - I wonder if Mr. Vince Chickillo's spirit will still be in the room!!

So, if you haven't already signed up to take the tour, do it now !  You don't want to miss the memories.

And be sure to get your Checks to LAURA for the reunion that evening.  I can't wait to see everyone.

Barb Mattes

There is now a link for the Tour of our Alma Mater - Central High School for your convience. Just check on the link to let us know with a "Yes" or "No" if you would like to join us on the tour.

The tour will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday August 27, 2016, the morning of the reunion.

With this survey, now everyone can see who will be there on the tour!!

Looking forward to seeing you all there !! 

For the few that have already contacted me that you ARE going, can you please just go to this link and redo your answers.  I apologized for the inconvience.

See you all soon!

Barb Mattes


Welcome to the Scranton Central Class of 1971 Site

Feel free to register as a class member, view other classmates' profiles, post messages, add photos and receive updates about our upcoming 45th Class Reunion. The reunion committee is in the process of choosing a venue and date, so stay tuned.  You may also use the site from Facebook – to do so, click the “Class Connections” link. Thanks for visiting; we hope to see you soon.



The 45th Reunion of the Scranton Central Class of 1971 will be held at the Glen Oak Country Club in Clarks Summit on Saturday, August 27,2016.




Life gives us brief moments with another....but sometimes in those brief moments we make memories that last a lifetime!   


Laura Piazza Smith

I have been working on confirming obituaries of our deceased classmates and post them on the IN MEMORY section of the webpage.

If anyone is aware of a classmate who has passed away and is not on the list, please email me with their name.  Only the administrators of the site can add this information at this time

If you have an obituary and can scan it to me in an email, that would be great.  I am compiling all the ones that I have currently, and putting it in a folder for anyone who wants to review it.

Thank you all for your help!!  AND dont forget to contact anyone that you're still in touch with and ask them to join this website!

Barb Mattes