Wheatley Newsletter 64





Dear Wheatley Wildcats and Other Interested Persons,


Welcome to The Wheatley School Alumni Association Newsletter # 64!



The Usual Words of Wisdom


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Faculty and Administrators

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Left to right, leaving many people out:  Elito Bongarzone; Alice Rutenberg; David Israel; Joseph McCormack; Herbert Wheeler; Elizabeth O’Connor Bradley; Jack (“Cat”) Davis, Carolyn Wilfert; Theodore Tchack(?); Richard Nixon; Thomas Cautela.





1958 – Julian Whiting – Still Playing

Writes Julian – “I am in good health and playing golf and tennis.”



1960 – Wheatley’s Most Cohesive Class Ever – Ken Martin’s Latest Success

Writes Ken Martin – “The Class of ’60 held yet another mini-reunion that essentially is a full reunion as all members in our data base are invited. 

This was our seventh event since our 60th class reunion.  We have held two minis in St. Simons Island, Ga; two in New Smyrna Beach, FL; one in the Berkshires; one near Wading River, Long Island; and this one in Sag Harbor.


Our reunion began with a panel discussion held at The Wheatley School on the morning of Tuesday, 12 October.  Seven classmates participated, and we answered questions from students about our experiences in the same building over 61 years ago, as well as offering suggestions about their future choices.  Prior to the event, Dr. Sean Feeney, TWS principal, took us on a tour of the facility.  We saw many familiar features of Wheatley besides new angles to the educational process.  Dr. Feeney is, according to this writer’s perspective, a truly outstanding administrator and leader who has added immeasurably to the Wheatley legacy.


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Panel members with Dr. Feeney.  From left to right: Ken Martin, Fred Carillo, Chuck Napoli, Mary Jane Johnson, Dr. Feeney, Lucy Mullman, Charley Zimmerman, and George (“Dixie”) Howell - By the way, Dr Feeney, had run and completed the Boston Marathon the day before our panel!


The entire group, classmates and spouses, met that afternoon in Sag Harbor. We stayed at Baron’s Cove-probably the nicest hotel in Sag Harbor. Incidentally, we chose a midweek stay which gave us a better room rate: mid-week versus a weekend tariff.  The hotel was located in a very scenic part of the historic and charming town of Sag Harbor, as seen from this balcony photo.


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A balcony's view of the property’s pool and a marina and harbor beyond it.


That night we had the first ever (after 65 years) class tail-gate party.


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We started the next morning with world famous John Moncure Bloody Mary’s at TWS-no, not The Wheatley School, The Wheatley Suite at the hotel.  After “Bloody’s” we boarded a bus and toured many interesting sites Out East.  We eventually pulled into one of the many wineries found in the area, where not only did people participate in wine tasting, but we had a fabulous lunch waiting for us and continued visiting and reminiscing with one another.


After lunch we continued our tour and stopped off at a farm that was famous for baking and selling pies. And we invaded an ice cream stand along the way.  We eventually returned to the hotel and proceeded to take some group photos:


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From left to right Barbara Johnstone Napoli, Class of ’61, married to Charlie Napoli ’60; Lucy Mullman; Mary Jane Johnson; Linda Sue Beattie; and Marty Corbett.  BTW, all classmates attending the mini received  personalized Wheatley T-shirts, mostly with the sport they participated in back in the day.


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In 1959 Coach Jack Davis nicknamed the football defensive unit “The Bandits.”  This phrase was borrowed from the college team the LSU Tigers.  Above, The Bandits of the Class of ’60.

                                                                        The Bandits:

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                                                                        Revered now


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All classmates attending from left to right: George (“Dixie”) Howell, Ken Martin, John Moncure, Linda Sue Beattie, Paul Keister, Barbara Johnstone Napoli, Charlie Zimmerman, Mary Jane Johnson, Chuck Napoli, Lucy Mullman, Martha (“Marty”) Corbett, and Paul Hennessy.


After the group photo session Paul Hennessy put on his annual tennis tournament. The only accomplishment was establishing the fact that all of us were not dead…I think.  That night we had an outstanding dinner, strengthening our bonds and remembering old friends and times yet once again.


After dinner all people attending were able to say a few words about whatever they wanted to.  It was also agreed that we would return to the same venue in one year-October 2022, for our 8th mini.”



1960 - Rochelle (“Shelly”) Levine Dicker – Fond Memories of Wheatley

Writes Shelly – “I have so many fond memories of Wheatley Wildcats.  I am retired from teaching in Uniondale for 37+ years.  I am living on the Island.”



1961 – Michael Harvey – Deceased – Remembered By Brother Richard Harvey (1968)


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Writes Richard – “Friends,

It’s not a comfortable task to inform childhood schoolmates that they have lost a buddy.

In the final weeks that Mike was with us and having spent hours every day by his side, I witnessed a courageous man who could no longer eat, drink nor form words.

I would stroke his head and fragile hands while thinking of the strong pugnacious character that I had known growing up.  His  friends Camille Napoli Cannizzo, Jeannie Messing Sommer, Mark Luria, Jill Davidson Blaney, Gene Razzetti, Paul Hennessy, Michael Jablon, Ken Martin and George ‘Dixie’ Howell were, in spirit, by his side and offered additional comfort.

His remains were donated to The University of California at San Francisco in the hope of benefiting medical advancement in some small way.

Some years ago, Mike moved from Southern CA into my Sacramento house.  It took considerable adjustment, as we had different life styles and philosophic leanings.  At the onset, our irascible confrontations would easily parallel a Bill Buckley / Gore Vidal debate with all of the snarls included!.

Mike was well versed in the Federalist Papers and had a library of about 60 boxes (I know because I loaded them onto a moving truck) with books ranging from the founding of America and interspersed with subjects such as Hollywood Actors and singers, novels, past presidents, cooking, science and so on.  I brought to the table a sizable collection of engineering, math, electronics, drawing and design, history (with a bit more vinegar), health, diet books, etc.  There was overlap but our interpretations were very different. 

Over time though, we reached an affable middle ground.  I began to see that some of my notions fell short of prudent examination.  By the same token, Mike came to moderate his style of retorts with more patience and understanding.  We were mutually engendering a fundamental shift in our approaches, and I am grateful.

Mike invariably extended generous compliments to me at every opportunity.  I helped out with faulty gadgets, retail disputes, building bookshelves and media wall shelves for him, searching for deals on car parts, etc.  In every case, Mike would respond enthusiastically by uttering “My Brother can do anything.

He was quite the diplomat in the area where we lived.  We occupied a half-plex in a neighborhood that is a medley of cultures, races and ages.  He greeted everyone on his daily walks and to the guy hurdling over the speed bumps in his revved up wheel chair, Mike would roar, “Hey, slow down” - the reply was a resonant belly laugh.  Mike had a talent of tickling the funny bone, and he was at the top of his game on our street.

In his younger days, Mike enrolled in acting classes and subsequently took to the road on a stint of theater and dinner theater roles in the South.

At first there was scarce heed from peers, but subsequently, his spontaneous ’schtick’ and an assortment of spot-on impersonations were quite remarkable.  His Jimmy Stewart was a treat. 

His singing skills took on a surprisingly richer tonality and timing over the years, given his younger renditions that rivaled an unlubricated pinion gear - maybe that was uncharitable. 

Mike would occasionally entertain the neighbor’s kids with an engaging tune from the 50’s - His rendering of ‘Danny Boy’ was most touching.

Some early memories were of my Brother marching with his Wheatley bandmates, tenor sax in hand, decked out in red jacket, white slacks and the ubiquitous white buckskin shoes. 

These sporting events were conducted by the accomplished ‘Pop’ Pearson, Wheatley’s inspiring band leader. 

Many of the budding musicians, along with Mike, were privately coached by the resourceful Zip Zultan Zantey, who arrived at one’s house in a 1950ish Volkswagen bug, featuring split- rear-window and pneumatic pop-out turn signal, ample enough to haul most required instruments. 

The Roslyn Little League baseball years were a favorite of Mike’s.  Our dad Harry, along with Cliff Montgomery Sr. and Phil Mahler, would spend many an evening and weekend hauling baseball equipment from Manhasset Sporting Goods Store, whose owner, Phil Ruggiero, provided copious stacks of bats, baseballs, uniforms, custom dual-colored hats, mitts, bases and logoed t-shirts in multiple sizes.  My bro and I kept a couple of the original, never worn T-shirts.  Mom, Mike and I would unload dad’s 1951 Rocket 88 Olds with the challenging task of ferreting out spare room in an already over-burdened attic and garage.

As a side note, I understand that Cliff Montgomery (Columbia University Quarterback and a College Football Hall of Famer), along with his friend Harriet Smiley, were instrumental in promoting and procuring funds for the construction of Willets Road School.

Many a time we would go knocking in some challenged neighborhoods, including the Roslyn train station area, with the goal of inviting children into little league.  Dad was openly welcomed and always left a baseball for the resident child. 

Around this time, Mike had his moment of notoriety in our backyard with a picture shoot of he and two friends posed in baseball suits reaching for a bottle of Coca-Cola which appeared in local newspapers.

Mike was fond of Shakespeare - he had all of the volumes in hard and soft cover.  How fitting now to apply Horatio’s valuation of his friend Macbeth to Mike: “Good night, sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.”

I now face a challenge of leaving California, with friends Kelley and Michelle, to develop a mini-concrete-dome rental site, designed for an income-challenged population.  The majority of banks won’t go near it, and most builders never even heard of the concept.  Mike loved the idea of the domes ever since we chatted about that dream 48 years ago.  When I finally arrive at our rural 6 acre parcel in NE Texas, I see myself sitting on a tree stump looking out at the site and daunted by the complexity of the task before us but taking warm comfort from the image of a Bronx kid born on June 21st, 1943, named Michael Robert Harvey who is at my side enabling me forward with his loving words, “My Brother can do anything”.

Warmest regards, 



1962 - Jon Bagdon and Philip Christensen – Still Buddies – At Waterzooi in Garden City


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Writes Phil – “Art, Thanks to you and The Wheatley School Alumni Newsletter for helping to set up this Class of '62 improv.  The only difference between this picture and the '62 Yearbook photos is that Jon and I, back then, were holding our Bach Strad trumpets.  Although we began with memories of Barbara, it was great to discover how friendships, both old and new, can endure despite the passage of time.  Our lives have brought inevitable changes, but our souls are kindred, and we have been travelling the same path, without recognizing that there was a familiar sojourner beside us!  My wife Carol (Walt Whitman, 1969) took the photo.  Sadly, her passing made this occasion possible.  Jon knew Barbara back at Wheatley. I met Barbara fourteen years ago, through my wife 



1963 – Russell Jacoby – A Race Against Time

Writes Russell – “Arthur, I like the comment, ‘autobiography before obituary.’  It is a race.  I  might lose it.  I guess I could note that I'm taking this from a brief Wikipedia report on me--there is a documentary that features me,  Velvet Prisons: Russell Jacoby on American Academia.  X-rated.  I can't in good conscience recommend it.”



1965 – Peter Altschuler – Murray the K TV Special Resurrected

Writes Peter – “I called Gary Kenton (1968) to learn whether he’d included one particular program in his book about Rock & Roll on television (Newsletter # 63). Because he wasn’t exactly sure, I’m filling in a possible blank.


This past year, for the first time in 56 years, public television rebroadcast “It’s What’s Happening, Baby,” Murray the K’s groundbreaking television special.  It was, in effect, the first music video… 15 years before MTV, and it raised the hackles of conservatives all the way to the U. S. Senate.  The members of Congress who commented were not coy about condemning the show and its performers. After all, the majority of the talent in the show was Black, but there was a reason for that.  Under the auspices of the Office of Economic Opportunity, the show was designed to attract inner city kids and, through a program called ‘New Chance,’ connect them with summer jobs. Yet reaching those kids in prime time on CBS was more than certain politicians could bear. 


CBS underwrote the cost of the production, but Congressmen blasted it for wasting public funds… despite the fact that none had been used.  Even after the Beatles had made rock music more appealing to older listeners, starting in 1964, the June 28, 1965, broadcast struck a vein that bled into the headlines of the national press.



Half a century later, it seems odd that Dionne Warwick, Tom Jones, Little Anthony & the Imperials, Herman’s Hermits, Martha & the Vandellas, Johnny Rivers, Marvin Gaye, the Dave Clark Five, Chuck Jackson, Gary Lewis & the Playboys, The Temptations, Jan & Dean, The Ronettes, The Righteous Brothers, The Drifters, The Supremes, Mary Wells, Patti & the Bluebells, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Johnny Mathis, and Ray Charles could engender such venom. Yet the Civil Rights Act was only a year old, Blacks were still commonly called by condescendingly unflattering names, and rock ’n’ roll to some was still “race music.” 


The program is sure to pop up again in yet another Pledge Week drive, but it’s now available on Amazon in its visually restored glory.  It’s not quite the same show that aired in 1965.  Certain acts refused to give clearances to use their performances.  The references to the New Chance program are gone.  And a skit was excised because it was done by the now disgraced Bill Cosby.  But the music’s all there, it’s as fabulous as ever, and the show’s place in television history seems well-deserved.



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1966 – Amy Gruskin Gerstein – Sweet Sixteen


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(L-R) Standing – Eliza Berman Brady(?); Gale Greenberg; Jane Pullman; Karen Seidenberg Schiller; Peggy Buonocore Carillo; Amy Gruskin Gerstein; Janet Lagattuta; Terry Lauricella Schwartz; Fran Reich; Monique Silver Alexander; Susan Cohen Fuersich

(L-R) Sitting – Denise Frank; Debbie Bond Berk; Joyce Miceli; Beverly Berman Hornick; Suzanne Stone; Charline Krakauer Fredericksen.

Writes Art – “This photo was also in Newsletter 54; but it was sent in again (by someone else), it’s a classic, and what the heck.”



1966 – Debbie Davis – Hosts Classmates Get-Together in Upstate New York


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Writes classmate Alison Kent Bermant – “This past August Deborah Davis ’66, the hostess with the mostest, invited classmates to her beautiful home in the upstate NY town of Claverack for an amazing dinner and get-together.  Attending classmates were, L to R, Larry Fox, Alison Kent Bermant, Deborah Davis, Sylvia Kay and Adrienne Lagin.  Not pictured but also in attendance were Larry’s wife Susan Bryant and Alison’s husband Ed.  



1966 – Claude Levy – French  Citizen, and Now American, Too!

Writes Art Engoron – Claude was a foreign exchange student from France in 1965-1966.  He recently moved to the United States and just became an American Citizen!



1967 – Linda Dimmler – One of Many Congratulations

Writes Bill Meyn (1974) – “Please pass on my congratulations to Joe and Linda Dimmler La Barca (28 Shortridge Drive) from her former next door neighbor, Billy Meyn (24 Shortridge Drive), on their 50th wedding anniversary.  When my wife Mari and I celebrated our 25th we went to a 4-star hotel, rented the honeymoon suite - with a great view of San Francisco Bay - had spa treatments and champagne.  I had to tell her, ‘Don't get used to it.  We aren't doing this every 25 years!’  May you have at least 25 more years together.”



1967 – Art Engoron – News Reports


Peter Luger Great Neck – 10/11/2021 – At the head of the table, far end, wearing black; Boys’ Night Out:


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1968 – Paul Riefberg – Marathon Man

Writes Paul – “As we embark tomorrow on the 125th running of the Boston Marathon, here is me 49 1/2 short years ago, in the 1972 Marathon, number Y35.”  I qualified for it with a 3:15 prior marathon, the standard for qualifying was 3:30.  The very next year, 1973, the qualifying time was lowered to 3 hours.





Writes Art – “Russell has quite an impressive Wikipedia entry:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_Jacoby, from which you can access ‘Velvet Prisons.’”



1970 – Willets Road School Graduating Class in 1964

Writes Art Engoron (1967) – “A huge thanks to Jill Ostrower Trovillion for submitting this classic photo and identifying everyone.”


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TOP ROW:  Hillary Elgart, Jojo Horowitz, Susan Stone, Ellen David, Joan Shacter, Craig Moss, Jeff Blumenfeld, Arnold Katz, Lance Stein, Robert Abramowitz, Laurie Winnick, Philip Smerling, Andy Goetz, Amy Jacoby, Peter Howard, Jeff Bordiga, David Rotholz


2nd ROW:  Wendy Strickman, Sindy Levitt, Mindy Spier, Alison Walsh, Robin Smerling, Peggy Zuckerman, Lynn Sadowsky, 

Willa Kozupsky, Peter Hecht, David Berwald, Margie Miller, Cindy Horowitz, Jill Gross, Robyn Goldberg, Richard Rosenbloom, Barry Lipsky, Amy Levenson, Debbie Silverman


MIDDLE ROW: Miss Hyman, Mr. Morris, Kathy Mazlish, Gail Yarnell, Jane Roeder, Robert Gladstone, Marc Senter, Hal Buckner, Jill Ostrower, Halli Lehrer, Stephani Polansky, Lisa Berley, Ellen Karasyk, Principal Gabriel Reuben, Rhoda Schneider, Janet Oppenheim, Joan Schnelwar, Ronnie Schindler, Andrea Seaton, Bob Bush, George Nierenberg, Kenny Levine, Mark Gordon, Jack Riefberg, Mr. Visco, Mrs. Smith


4th ROW:  Carol Breitbart, Lisa Donneson, Charles Rosenzweig, Jacki Finger, Steve Tureff, Andrea Chock, Nancy Reuben, Julie Cramer, Robert Zazula, Laura Nathanson, David Goldberg, Dana Seaman, Ernie Holzman, Karen Hurvitz, Diane Berg, Andrew Krakauer, Ronnie Seltzer, Roberta Shechtman, Janet Goldberg


BOTTOM ROW: Jonnie Gold, Michael Coan, Albee Messing, Matthew Delson, Ricky Summers, Ricky Lowenthal, Bruce Optner, Stephen Rosengarten, Fred Gordon, Paul Stanton, Cameron Kane, Richard Oppenheim, Steven Shukow, Ron Dubertstein, Sandy Stoltz



1970 – Pam Panzarino – Sweet 16 with Friends


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Writes Pam – “Here’s a photograph from my Sweet Sixteen Party in 1968 (that concept seems SO old-fashioned now) that has a bunch of Wheatley 70's in it.  From left to right: me (Pam Panzarino), Joanne Copeland, Nancy Reuben, Phyllis Orlins ('71), Stacy Moritz, Susan Blumberg and Amy Levenson.”



1972 + 1973 – Handsome Dudes in California

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L-R – Jon Jenness (1972), Henry Noble (1972), Alan Angell (1973), and Robert Adranga (1972), in Tiburon, California in 1987 (sent by Alan Angell).



1974 – Ilona Willick Guzman – Desert, Mountains, and Pickleball

Writes Ilona – “I still thoroughly love Arizona … well, except for the politics!  Been here for most of the past 42 years, basking in the desert and the mountains and, over the past few years, playing pickleball.”



1975 – Robert Vincze – Man of Peace

Writes Robert – “To overcome obstacles on the path to peace, we must build bridges.  It is not constructive to shovel mud.  Build the foundations for these bridges on firm, common ground.”



1979 – Joanne (“Joey”) Stone – Prestigious Position at Mount Sinai Heath System 


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Writes sister Suzanne Stone (1966) – “I want to share some wonderful news about my sister, Dr. Joanne (Joey) Stone and her well-deserved promotional accomplishment as Health System Chair of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science.  My family and I are so very proud of and happy for her!


The Official Announcement – “I am delighted to announce the selection, effective January 1, 2022, of Joanne L. Stone, MD, as the next Chair of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science for the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Mount Sinai Health System.  Dr. Stone is a world-renowned physician-scientist with special expertise in women’s health and fetal imaging.

Dr. Stone is recognized internationally as a leader in women’s health and fetal imaging. Her research primarily focuses on invasive procedures and therapeutic approaches aimed at improving outcomes in multiple gestations. 


She has also conducted several randomized trials, expanding knowledge on the important topics of cervical ripening, safe labor induction, and reducing surgical site infections in patients undergoing scheduled cesarean deliveries. She currently serves as the co-Principal Investigator for the Generation C Study, evaluating pregnancy outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Dr. Stone graduated from medical school at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons and went on to complete her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Mount Sinai. She also holds a master’s degree in Healthcare Delivery and Leadership from Icahn Mount Sinai.  Dr. Stone serves as a reviewer for a number of journals and is the Associate Editor for Expert Review and Current Opinion of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.


She has held leadership roles in several organizations. She served on the Executive Board of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) from 2018 to 2020, is Chair of the Sonography Community for the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), and is the President-Elect of the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM). She serves on the board of the Foundation for SMFM as well as the executive board of SMFM, the board of the Gottesfeld-Hohler Memorial Foundation, and the PUSH for Empowered Pregnancy advisory board.


Dr. Stone’s contributions in clinical education are well known, and she has frequently served as course director and speaker at international societies such as the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, SMFM, ACOG, and AIUM. She co-leads courses on ultrasound education for residents and fellows through the Gottesfeld-Hohler Memorial Foundation and has participated in various global health teaching activities in Botswana and in Cartagena, Colombia.


Dr. Stone currently serves as Director of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Fellowship program for the Mount Sinai Health System, Vice Chair for Diversity and Inclusion of the OB/GYN Department, and Immediate Past President of the Faculty Council. She has a busy clinical practice, specializing in the care of high-risk pregnancies.



1979 – Wayne Cutler – Fond Friendships Then and Now

Writes Wayne – “My years at Wheatley were very memorable and helped shaped some of the values and paths I’ve followed in my life.  With all of the relocations in today’s world, I was one of the fortunate who started at North Side in Kindergarten and made it all the way to High School graduation.  In fact, my longest friendship in life is with Dave Greenapple, where we had met in first grade and still talk regularly and recently spent the weekend in Saratoga with his lovely wife Donna, biking around the countryside, playing tennis (we don’t run, we shuffle now), and enjoying each other’s company.  Other friends that I am still very close with from the Wheatley days are Lloyd Rosler and Bruce Beegel but there are times I connect with others – Charlie Feinstein, Michael Kelapire, Scott Moritz, and Robert Tankoos,.  It was great seeing so many at the reunion a few years ago -- Scott Schnell, Barry Levine, Robert Sheft, Ronald Bookbinder, Amy Gould, Julie Hoffman, Scott Lewis, Dari Schaffer, Joanne Stone, Robin Tannenbaum, Ileen Weiss and so many others.  So many great memories and laughs, couldn’t be more blessed with my experiences at Wheatley, Willets Road, and Northside!”



1980 – Deborah Rosenthal – With Art Engoron at 11/3/2021 Bar Ass’n Event


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Fan Mail


Staff (Mark Kowalsky, Guidance Counselor, 1995-2009) – “Keep up the great work you do with the Wheatley Alumni Newsletter.  I wish I heard more about my students between the years 1995-2009.”


1958 (Julian Whiting) – “Thank you.  Keep sending the information.”


1960 (Joanne Festa) – “Thanks again, Art, for all of your hard work.  Sadly, our Graduation Class of 1960 has so few people that contribute.”


1960 (Wilma Krauss Royall) – “ Thanks for your dedication to the Wheatley alumni.


1960 (Bruce Leader) – “Keep up your very good work.”


1964 (Brian Stone) – “I look forward to reading the next Newsletter.”


1966 (Claude Levy) – “Thanks for the Newsletter.”


1966 (Allan Silver) – “Thank you for another terrific newsletter.  I remain grateful for your work.” 


1966 (Suzanne Stone) – “Dear Art, You continue to amaze me with these politically and psychologically relevant newsletters.  Thank you again and again for your devotion to us Wildcats...bless you.....”


1967 (Phil Fea) – “Art, you’re the best.  Thanks for all you do.  Regards, Phil”


1967 (Richard Friedman) – “Good Newsletter; I particularly enjoyed the many photos.”


1967 (Scott Frishman) – “I always expect a great read when I receive a Wheatley Alumni Newsletter, and you never disappoint.  We are so lucky to have you as our fearless Wildcat leader.”


1967 (Andy Summers) – “I enjoy the Newsletters.”


1968 (Joel Blumenthal) – “Art, Just when I thought perhaps you had lost interest (or the time to perform this Herculean task), another interesting and stimulating newsletter arrived!  Thank you!  “It’s too late to stop now!””


1968 (Joan Edelstein) – “Art, your wonderful newsletter allows me to have a nostalgic visit home each time you send it.  Thank you so much.”


1968 (Gary Kenton) – “Thank you, Arthur.”


1968 – Ricki Spier Cohn – “Thanks for continuing to provide us with the Wheatley newsletters!  I love feeling connected to other Wheatleyites.”


1969 (James Maxfield) – “Thanks for all you do on the newsletter.”


1970 (Robert Abramowitz) – “As always, thank you, Art, for all that you do each month.”


1970 (Andrea Chock Carlin) – “Thanks for another noteworthy alumni newsletter.” 


1970 (Ellen Dellis) – “Thank you so much for the newsletters.”


1970 (Pam Panzarino) – “Hi Art - Another great newsletter.  Thx for all of your efforts.  Mr. Ehre had an interesting point about a seeming Wheatley Golden Age.”


1972 (Linda Kaufman Schroeder) – “I am again sending my appreciation to you, Art, for the Wheatley School Alumni Newsletter that you produce every month!  It is so nice to read about Wheatley alumni updates!  Living far from my Roslyn Heights hometown, in Southern California, your newsletter ‘brings me back,’ with many memories of my Wheatley experiences.  There are so many joyous recollections in your Newsletters, sprinkled with sad news about those who have died.  ðŸ˜Ÿ Having graduated Wheatley in 1972, it is hard to believe that 49 years have passed… wow!” 


1973 (Edward B. (“Woody”) Ryder) – “Once again, thanks, Art.  I appreciate your opinions in the newsletter.”


1974 (Gregory Cave) – “Thank you for your newsletters.  I spend more time with Wheatley now than I did when I was there.”


1974 (Bill Meyn) – “Thanks for all you do for us.”


1974 (Ilona Willick Guzman) – “Hey Art, the time and effort you give to this newsletter is so impressive.  I enjoy hearing about everyone and seeing both past and current photos.  Thanks for all your work.”


1978 (John Mulrooney) – “Art, thanks so much for this labor of love.”


1978 (Dolores Sansone Caplan) – “Art, Great newsletter - thank you for continuing to keep us all updated.”


1979 (Wayne Cutler) – “As always, thanks for all you do to keep things going.”




That’s it for The Wheatley School Alumni Association Newsletter # 64.  Please send me your autobiography before someone else sends me your obituary.


Arthur Fredericks Engoron

The Wheatley School Class of 1967