Saturday, June 20, 2015

Hello from the Holy Land

Joe Harari, NPHS class of 1969
NPHS classmate Joe Harari poses on the top of Masada, an ancient fortification in Israel located on top of a barren rock plateau overlooking the Dead Sea.  Joe was there this spring.  

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Aloha from Franco (Frank) Tramontano

Franco (Frank Tramontano and Richard Muglia (right), May 21, 2015
Richard Muglia spent the evening of May 21, 2015, celebrating the graduation of classmate Franco Tramontano's son Rocco (see photo below with POTUS) from the United States Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut.  The picture above was taken at a house Franco rented in New London, CT,  so he could attend the graduation.  Franco, a long-time resident of Hawaii (he rocks a good Hawaiian shirt in this photo if you didn't notice), invited friends to a luau the night after the graduation.  According to Richard, there were two other Hawaiians in Rocco's class so there was a great feast that included native hula dancing led by Franco's daughter Nicole.

Franco moved to Hawaii in the mid-70s and taught there for many years.  Rocco will be stationed in Hawaii so the family will be reunited.

Richard hadn't seen Franco since the night before he and his family sailed for England in 1994 but he stayed in contact with Franco through the years.

By the way, we heard that Franco loves visitors so let me put this out there: 50th class reunion in the 50th state?  We've got a man on the ground in Hawaii who just might be able to help us.
Rocco Tramontano and President Barack Obama. Congratulations Rocco!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

RIP Nelson Ernest, 1/10/24-2/21/15, NPHS Music Teacher Who Hit the Right Notes with Students

Nelson Ernest, dedicated North Plainfield High School music teacher
Nelson Ernest, former North Plainfield High School music teacher for more than 40 decades died in Pennsylvania on Feb. 21, 2015.  He was 91 years old.  Here's the obituary.  Please feel free to add comments below about your memories of Mr. Ernest. He was kind, gentle, patient and his love of music was obvious.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

RIP Dr. Ronald Schneider, May 13, 1951 - January 2, 2015

Dr. Ron Schneider

Ron Schneider, North Plainfield High School class of 1969, died January 2, 2015, in LaCrosse, WI. He was surrounded by his family according to this obituary.  He leaves behind his wife Michelle, two children and four step children.  He was the Section Chief and Program Director of Gundersen Health Oral and Maxillo Facial Surgery in Wisconsin.

Ron and his wife Michelle attended the October 2014 reunion.

If classmates have any remembrances about Ron, please post below or send to me and I will post (

Joe Harari, NPHS class of 1969 writes: It was sad to read of Ron's passage.  He looked good in the picture, as I remember him from school.  We shall all miss our QB.   
Ron and his wife Michelle at the cocktail party an hour before the 2015 NPHS class of 1969 reunion.