RFA Class of 1970 to hold reunion, seeks help to find missing classmates


The Rome Free Academy Class of 1970 will host its 52-year reunion on Saturday, Aug. 20, with a dinner event at the Vernon Downs Casino and Hotel, 4229 Stuhlman Road, Vernon.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the class was unable to celebrate its 50-year reunion with an in-person gathering so organizers have planned this year’s reunion to help classmates mark that milestone.

Check-in and cocktails will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The dinner, which will begin at 6:30 p.m., will feature a cash bar, hors oeuvres, mixed green and Caprese salads, roasted mixed root vegetables, fingerling potatoes, cheese tortellini, Mediterranean chicken, grilled filet of salmon, beef tips and desserts. There will also be music by DJ Michael Ferlo Jr. The cost of the dinner is $60 per person.

There will also be a pre-reunion dinner event on Friday, Aug. 19, at 6 p.m. at the Toccolana Club, 1412 E. Dominick St., Rome. This event will have a cash bar, red or garlic pizza, pizza fritta, meatballs and a bar mix. The cost is $20 per person.

Attendees are asked to return their response form — which can be found on the RFA Class of 1970 Facebook page or at www.romecyberreunion.com — and payment payable to RFA Class of 1970 by no later than June 15.

Event organizers are seeking help finding lost classmates. Information, including current email address and mailing address, can be emailed to bamoroso52@gmail.com. Among the classmates being sought include:

Olivia Aiello, Shelly Lorraine Allen, Ruth Mae Andrews, Janice Andrews, Pamela Barton, Herbert Blowers, Margaret Ann Bolton, Lenn Dennis Bowers, Randall H. Bright, Victoria A. Brown, John Clapper, Neida Coker;

Dale S. Durgan, Theresa Hollis Egan, Barbara Elliot, Jane Fahy, Marion Fahy, JoAnn Fenton, Christopher Ford, Peggy Fowler, Michael Francisco, Rachel J. Freeland, Paul J. Fricke, Linda J. Gennaro, Patricia Graham, Michael R. Grieco, Milton H. Haas;

John Harmon, Randolph Harris, Joel V. Harvey, Nola M. Hemphill, Howard F. Henderson, Ann Marie Hermance, Barbara G. Hester, Kevin W. Hill, Bette J. Holmes, Sandra J. Homan, Patricia M. Howard, Jo Ann Huntsinger, Monica A. Isner, Barbara A. Jantzi, Karen A. Johnson, Edward J. Jordan, Elaine Kaczoroski;

Alma P. Key, Deborah A. Kolb, Susan L. Kolhepp, Karen J. Kozlowski, Deborah Lee, Kathleen E. Leidig, Jennie A. Lewis, Judy L. Lewis, Deborah Linder, Sharon Lira, Harold T. Lloyd, Kathy Jo Long, Thomas F. Lowerre;

Jock Kevin MacDonald, Eugene R. McKinney Jr., Debra J. Merchant, Susan J. Meyer, Laraine E. Mills, Julie J. Murray, Michael A. Murray, Willie E. Neely, Marcia L. Neiss, Carol M. Newey, Cynthia A. Owens, Mary T. Pakenas, Susan Patterson, Frances A. Pawlikowski, Barbara M. Peel;

Teresa Perani, Dorothy A. Perry, Gary W. Poland, Eric D. Pugh, Lawrence Reed, Carol L. Reid, Ellen J. Reid, Gary Reithle, Wesley E. Richardson, Ann E. Riley,

Anne Risley, Ellen K. Rolfes, Pamela A. Rybicky, Linda J. Salamonowicz, Patricia A. Salter, Larry E. Seals, Ronald E. Sellers, Janet C. Sharpe, Robert J. Singleton;

Dawn Sipley, Deborah E. Skrhak, Shelley J. Standen, Michael A. Stefanik, Debbie Sterling, Aimee M. Taube, Robert M. Temple, Diane Tomassi, Madalyn K. Treonze, James Wagner, Doris E. Weston, Christine B. Williams, Gary L. Wing, Judith A. Woodruff, Mark Wright.


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