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Sheila Ann Lee
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Joanne Lavery (Leithner)
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Designer Committed Relationship Dr. Daniel Marcotte I volunteer at a battered womans shelter and for hospice for children with terminal illness. I love decorating cakes and gingerbread houses. I did it professionally for five years. It was very time consuming though so now I just do it for myself. One of my gingerbread houses is on display at a rest stop on the NY Thruway between Poughkeepsie and Utica. 2018-02-12 17:41:59

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I received my BS from Oswego State in 1968 and went on to do extensive graduate work at Suny at New Paltz. I married Wayne Leithner in 1969 and moved to Poughkeepsie, NY. Wayne and I both taught in the Arlington School District outside of Poughkeepsie. I also worked as a freelance designer of elegant evening wear while Wayne enjoyed being part of a musical group as a drummer.

I taught first grade for 31 years and have very strong feelings about the importance of not just what is taught but how it is taught.

We had class pets. They were invaluable in helping children learn many things, one of which was helping children be comfortable in school while learning social skills. I had two children that spent weeks sitting next to our rabbits when they refused to sit with the class. We made blown sugar eggs in the spring and fresh flower arrangements for May Day. We had two gardens – a flower garden outside our classroom window and a vegetable in the lower field behind the school. We made candy houses and hatched chickens and ducks.

We also had a therapy dog. He was a German shepherd named O’Brien and he turned out to be very unusual. I had O’Brien in class for 13 years. He was awesome. He only barked 6 times in 13 years. One time it had a chilling effect. We were playing a game where one child was to touch the hand of another and then go to the back of the line. A little boy ran and instead of touching a little girl named Erin he loudly slapped her. Erin let out a sound that could best be described as an animal sound and she appeared paralyzed. I quietly walked over to her and told her that O’Brien had barked because he did not want anyone to hurt her. She looked at me and said; "He didn’t?" We had been trying to break an abuse case involving Erin for two years. She was smart and had been terrorized by being told what would happen if she told anyone anything. However nobody had ever said she could not tell an animal. The following week she arrived in class and something terrible had clearly happened to her. Her eyes looked dead, her face was white and she clearly had not slept. I signaled the class to be quiet and led her to O’Brien’s crate. I said he was not feeling well and suggested that she might talk to him. She squeezed herself into a narrow point in the back of the crate and rocked back and forth. She stayed there for about an hour and talked but I did not know what she said. After that she talked to O’Brien every day, rocking back and forth in his crate. I placed a tape recorder near the crate and because of this therapy we were able to get her removed from her home. Her mother’s boyfriend had been abusing her and she went to live with a loving relative until he was gone.

O’Brien also had an uncanny ability to sniff out infection. One morning a boy named Arnold arrived in class and was unusually quiet where normally you heard Arnold the moment he entered the school. Each morning we started the day by taking O’Brien out of the crate and walking him around so each child could; "Good morning O’Brien." That morning O’Brien pushed past me and went over to Arnold. He sat by him and kept nudging his arm. When I looked at his hand I was horrified. It was four times its regular size and was the color of ham. Arnold was hiding it because he did something he was not supposed to do; he fed his dog without an adult opening the can for him. He had cut his hand on the tin lid and now it was badly infected. He was rushed to the hospital were doctors worked for eight days to save his hand. They were successful.

My greatest pain was that I did not have children. I had three miscarriages before successfully giving birth to twins. They only lived a week because of underdeveloped lungs.

Wayne and I were divorced after 31 years if marriage. I retired from teaching but planned to stay in Poughkeepsie while designing and doing fashion shows in New York City. Sometime earlier I had been attacked in my house. I was brutally beaten and tortured with a hot iron and a stun gun. I wasn’t afraid to stay alone but I got another German shepherd and named him O’Brien. He looked like the first O’Brien but was much bigger at 175lbs. On one of our walks he started growling, his hair stood on end and he kept looking behind me. About a half block behind us was a 6’ 6" 200 pound man. The minute O’Brien started to bare his teeth the man dropped back. The man proceeded to stalk me for about five weeks but O’Brien always kept him at least a half block away. The police could do nothing because the man had not broken any laws. During the fifth week of stalking O’Brien began to act strange every time we passed a particular house. He made noises and would pull on me and jump on me, acting like he had never been trained. I was annoyed and scolded him. It did not do any good. He went nuts every time we passed this particular house. At the end of the week I was stunned when I opened my newspaper. There on the front page was a picture of the man who had been stalking me. He was a serial killer who had been terrorizing the Hudson Valley. The police found ten dead bodies in the house. I decided it was time to move.

I own a condo in Chicago and rent a town house in Oswego. Am currently looking at homes in Tarrytown, NY where I can stay while working in New York. I love having a home in Oswego even though I spend most of my time in New York and Chicago.

I work with a famous designer in Chicago, whose name I am not allowed to mention, and with David’s Bridal Shops. Originally I only designed clothing. Now I do fashion shows, scenery, garden parties, showers and weddings.

I am now engaged to a wonderful man who is a well-known oncologist. I am hoping he will be able to come to the reunion but he’s a doctor so his track record is not always great. I plan to be there though and can hardly wait to see all of you.

Agnes Grace Arroway (Lemay)
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Housewife Widowed 4 Daniel 1962 Dan & I were married the Dec. after graduation . We have four children & seven grandchildren ! Dan retired from Niagara Mohawk at age 50 & we moved to Va. 13 years ago . We will have our 50th Anniversary this year also . 2014-07-09 20:01:20
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Daniel Francis LeMay
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Retired three times Married 4 Agnes Arroway 1962 Navy 1963 to 1965 ( active ) woodworking , walking , bicycling, work that has anything to do with the house , life Entered Navy as a SeaBee - left as an Airdale (photographer 3rd class) . Worked at Hammermill Paper Co. Started as a papermaker on papermachine - left as an electrician about 11years later . Went to Niagra Mohawk ( Oswego Steam Station ) as electrician retired as Supervisor Electrical Planning ( Nine Mile Point Nuclear Sta. 2 ) about 21 years later . Was hired by contracting company to Supervise Outages at Nuclear Plant . Another 12 years . Retired & was called back for one more outage . Along the way I built 3 houses that our family resided in ( Agnes "Penny" & our eventual 4 children ) . Worked my way thru the years into being a woodworker & handyman around the house . Penny got into crafting , so I made many wood projects for her to paint & bring to life . At about age 35 I got into running . Eventualy participated in many , many 5 & 10 k races , triathalons & duathalons . After my 1st retirement we moved to Virginia - tired of work that the yearly snow brought !! We now have seven grandchildren , that we enjoy when ever we can . So you can see my (our) lives is likened to our yearbook , a Paradox . 2013-08-04 14:08:09
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Charlotte Lee Corso (Leonard)
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Retired Married Edward Leonard 1962 2012-08-06 20:40:36
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Edward Patrick Leonard
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Retired Married Charlotte Corso Leonard 1962 US Navy 1962-1968 While serving in the Navy in 1965 I married my OHS classmate Charlotte Corso in Westminster,CA. and now have been married over 47 years. We remained in San Diego until 1968, then moved back east to Liverpool, NY. Here I started my career with Burroughs Corp from which I retired in 2000. We had one son Aaron Michael who passed in 1999 while living in St. Petersburg, FL. In 1983 Burroughs Corp transferred us to Michigan where we have been living in Canton, MI since.
Since our retirements we have enjoyed traveling, and have visited Hawaii, Alaska, Mexico,Caribbean Ireland and Australia & New Zealand with many stops in-between.
The last few years we have been residing in Florida for the winter months.
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Joy Ann Earl (Leone)
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Nancy Louise Fetterly (Lieb)
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Took care of my parents and daughter-in-law in their final years 2012-08-06 20:40:44
Anthony Joseph Loguidice
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2012-01-16 15:34:57
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Anthony Peter Lombardo
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