WELCOME CLASS OF 1973


 
  Kay Gray Masek
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Greetings Alumni, Hoping everyone in the colder climates are surviving the winter we've been experiencing.  Today I received a phone call from Russell Sternik who is the brother of Gary Martowicz.  He called to ask that I inform everyone from our class that Gary passed away from heart failure on February 5,2014.  Please keep their family in your prayers.  We will all miss Gary he was a great friend to all of us. As we experience these sad events please remember to hug your family and friends a little tighter each chance you get, we are not guaranteed tomorrow and never know when it will be the last time we see our loved ones.  God Bless and wishing everyone health and happiness.
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  Rick Goats
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Great to see everyone in these photos. Brings back alot of memories. Hope to make hte next event.
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  Liz Nickell
Friday, January 31, 2014
Rose and I are coming to Cleveland around September this year.  Need to find west techies to met up at local club in town to reconnect and have a improv (reunion) get together.  Any ideas send us a email and let us know if your interested.
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  suzy zelenka rizzo
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Hope everyone is enjoying the summer....waiting for football to start...Go Browns!!  
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  Galetta (Ware) Bender
Sunday, July 7, 2013
So excited about the reunion!! See you there
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  August ( Gus ) Secue
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Thanks to the 1973 committee for putting on this reunion. I know we had a  combined reunion with the class of 72  in Oct. and it was a great time, but it's nice to celebrate our year of 73. Hope to see some familiar faces as well as some old ones and maybe some we haven't seen since that day on June 6th 1973.....Happy 40th      Always loyal Always true....Go Tech........Your fellow classmate...Gus  
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  Kaye Stickel
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
I just want to let everyone know that Kathy Gerritson is still living. She was mistakenly put on the deceased list. 
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  Catherine (Stewart) Hawkins
Friday, September 28, 2012
Hello all, I'm very excited about the 40th Reunion.  Can't wait
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  Roberta Haas (Arcuri)
Friday, September 14, 2012
Such a great idea to combine classes!  I can't wait to see everyone! 
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  Daniel Schaffer
Thursday, September 13, 2012
I am looking forward to attending my very first reunion.  It only took 40 years.  See you all there.
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  Kay Gray Masek
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
FYI ~ If anyone plans to stay @ the Marriott for the reunion weekend better get your reservation in before 9/14/12.  Otherwise you will miss the $99 discount for our group!  
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  Kay Gray Masek
Saturday, August 25, 2012
 All our invitations for the reunion are out & ticket sales are starting to come in.  The sooner you get your money in the better!  So far '72 class have sent in more than '73 ??  What is up with that?  Also FYI no dinner ticket sales will be available at the door for Saturday evening.  The caterer has to have a solid reservation count before hand ~ So please get your reservations in right away!  Hope to see everyone @ the reunion ~ The Reunion Committee
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  sue (reynolds) gucwa
Monday, August 6, 2012
hey class of 73  the best year. hello to all my classmate of 73  hope to find all is well with everyone.
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  Bill Pelger
Saturday, July 21, 2012
I just came back form the 100th anniversary at West Tech.  It was good to be back and see the school again.  Will try to attend the reunion. Take care!
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  Kay Gray Masek
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
 Greetings Alumni!  Your reunion committee has been hard a work putting all the final details together for our reunion. Just a note to let everyone know that the web site is now accepting payments for the dinner @ St Mary's with your credit cards if you so desire.  Otherwise you can send your checks to the address listed on the payment section. The invitations are printed and we should have them out very soon.  Payments can also be mailed to the address on the ticket section.  So start getting your money in for our dinner and we hope everyone can attend!  Go Warriors '73 & '72
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  John Morton
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
From the class of 1972,like to thank the reunion committe of the class of 1973 for picking up the slack and helping the class of 72
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  Holly Darus (1972)
Monday, July 2, 2012
Hello one and all!

Still here in the Cleveland area (Seven Hills); I'll take the cold and snow over wildfires, hurricanes, mud slides, tornados, lava floes, earthquakes, rattlesnakes, scorpions, and bugs the size of cats any day!

I've operated an overhead crane at various incarnations of Republiic Steel for the past 36 years, crossing my fingers to get four more years.

I have a wonderful man in my life (only took me 48 years), and two wonderful four-legged daughters.  My sister and brother are still in the Cleveland area (for those who knew them).

In my spare time, I managed to get a Master's degree in Communication (Applied Theory and Methodology) and have been all but dissertation in Adult and Continuting Education for many years.

That's about it.
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  Susan Brown
Friday, June 22, 2012
Didn't actually graduate but 73 would have been the year. I went to wilber wright Jr. high, so maybe I know some of you folks. BTW I went back to school and got my GED.

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  Peggy (Kosicky) Rios
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
What a great site.  Looking forward to seeing folks from the Class of 72'  It's been about 10 years since the last reunion so this should be fun.
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  Mike Mackow
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Thanks to the class of 73 to get this thing together. I'm looking forward to seeing all you old farts
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  SHEILA WILK (Henderson)
Monday, April 16, 2012
Harold and I are both looking forward to the 2012 reunion. After 40 years there is much we have to catch up on with our old classmates. THANK YOU to those who are making this possible.
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  Bob Lawther
Saturday, April 14, 2012
 I cannot wait to see all my "73" classmates andmeeting new faces from "72". With Kay Gray Masek behind this, as well as others, it is like Smuckers. If says "West Tech Reunuon" on it, it has to be good.
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  Gordy Mann
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Should be a great time to see those old timers we shared classes with.  Does the Class of '72 have a website?
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  claudia klopp june 1972 re-union committee
Sunday, February 5, 2012
WELL HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012! HELLO CLASS OF JUNE 1972! A BIG THANK-YOU TO THE CLASS OF '73 FOR INCLUDING US IN ALL OF UP-COMING FESTIVITIES!  I LOOK FORWARD TO THE 40th CLASS RE-UNION WEEKEND FRIDAY OCT. 5th & SAT. OCT. 6th. I AM ALSO LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING BACK IN-TOUCH WITH OUR 870 CLASSMATES (ONE OF THE LARGER CLASS OF THE '70s) A BIG HELLO TO "OUR GANG" RHONDA WALKER OSIEK, VIRGINIA NICKELS KUZEL, DEBBIE KUZEL AND JILL STEFANIK KROFT (AND TOO MANY MORE TO LIST) I HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU ALL REAL SOON!
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  Robert Janics
Thursday, January 19, 2012
I cannot beleive it has been 40 years where has the time gone. I am looking forward to this event and hope to see a big turn out for our classmates. Just remember class of 1972 we had the book "Everything you always wanted to know about tech - Explained by The Senior Class, '72" GO WARRIOR'S !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! See you there................
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  Steve Lyncha
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Be wonderful to see all again
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  Mary Bellman
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
HI!  '72 graduate
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  Committee
Monday, January 9, 2012
Just Wanted to Thank Vivian Ricci Epperley for all the years she has helped to make our reunions a success.  This time you can just come to the reunion and enjoy it without all the work.  See you then.
 
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  Kay Gray Masek
Sunday, January 8, 2012

Greetings West Tech Alum, plans are well under way for our 40th class reunion, combined with class of '72.  We are searching for current addresses, lost classmates, classmates we've never found & sadly deceased classmates.  If you have moved since our last reunion, know of anyone who has moved or can forward any current contact information for ANY classmates, please feel free to use this web site to do so.  We the reunion committee are doing our very best to make sure ALL of our alums are contacted and receive an invitation.  Any help is appreciated.  We look forward to seeing everyone once again to celebrate our 40th reunion. We hope that all of you can plan to attend this momentous event = 40 years!!

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  Greg Shaffer
Friday, December 30, 2011
Happy New Year to all Westech alumni.
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  Gail (Cintron) Root
Friday, December 30, 2011
Wishing fellow '73 Warriors a very Happy New Year and much peace, love, health and prosperity!  

Hi Kay, linked to this website from your facebook entry...
 
 
  Liz (Nickell) Morrison
Sunday, December 25, 2011
 Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all West TechWarriors.  Peace on Earth!  See you in October 2012.
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  Janice (Eichenmiller)Davidson
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Liked he 35th  reunion held in the summer.   Sort of wanted to go to Cedar Point one last time and combine the trip; with the reunion.    We'll see.   40 years    getting old.
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  Susan (Ray) Vecchio
Monday, September 26, 2011
Hi All !!   
I cannot believe it's been 40 years!!!  My MOTHER has 40 year reunions not ME!!  LOL

I counld not make it to the last reunion, But, I am looking forward to this one.....

Till then....
Sue  :)

 
 
  Jim Snyder
Sunday, September 25, 2011
 Hello out there!  
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  George Bogart
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Who the hell are all you people? Did I really go to school with all of you? Guess I'm getting old. In two more years, it will be 40 years since we graced the halls of West Tech. There's still alot of you I'd like to see again that haven't been showing up at the reunions. We're not going to live forever, so let's make a conscious effort make it to this one. Lookin' forward to seeing you! =)
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  Gary M. Dunn
Sunday, August 7, 2011
I just found this - better late than never! - thanks to all that helped put this page together
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  Kay Gray Masek
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Greetings fellow classmates, I sincerely hope everyone is enjoying their summer thus far.  Seems as we get a little older things sure do go by faster...hmm.  Anyhow, I have been approached by a 1972 classmate, wondering if 1973 classmates would be interested in combining our upcoming reunion for 2012?  I'd like to get some feedback to see how our class feels about this and make an informed decision.  Thanks for the input on this idea!
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  Lee Greff
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Class of 1976 now that was a very very good year!!! Also own a Trucking / Warehouse co.(GSE Express llc) out of Streetsboro,Oh.Good times at Tech...
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  Zulma Blasini-Perk
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Happy new year to everyone.  I just wanted to share that Chris Pikul, class of '73, passed away last week.  She was in the drama club.  I understand that she worked for 37 years at the Eberhard Mfg.  Condolences to her family and friends.

I'm back to teaching in Cleveland.  It would be great if any of you would like to visit or volunteer in my special needs classroom!
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  Kay Gray Masek
Monday, November 22, 2010

Just a note about a fellow classmate, Debbie Fannera-Talty.  She has been fighting a 4 year battle with cancer and just recently had to have hospice take over her care at home.  If anyone out there wishes to contact her, please contact me on this web site, facebook or classmates.com. I would be happy to get your message to her.  Keep Debbie in your prayers.

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  Elaine Bednar
Friday, November 19, 2010
I am sorry to pass on the news that one of our classmates, Shirley Hejduk passed away yesterday, Nov. 18, 2010, in Houston, Texas.
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  Chuck Zaro
Saturday, October 23, 2010

I came across this site by accident,had some good memories of West Tech, and some of the people I ran with. Never been to any of the reunions. I never thought the school would close, to me it was a great school. Chuck Zaro

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  Janice Davidson (Eichenmiller)
Thursday, October 14, 2010
In mid July my husband received a double lung transplant at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville.  Just a thought.    Consider being an organ donor.   We will be eternally grateful for the donor who saved my husbands life
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  Liz (Nickell) Morrison
Sunday, October 10, 2010

Anyone remember the name of the shop across from WT on Willard Ave that grilled hamburgers? It was a lunch hang-out when I was in 9th grade.  

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  Gus Secue
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Hello to all my fellow classmates,been awhile since our reunion...hope all is well...hi Kay,Shirley,Linda and all the comm. Take care.....Gus
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  Kathleen Gerritson
Friday, June 25, 2010
West Tech Class 1973 header's  has a picture of the Jackson Five.  One year ago I was on 125th street in Harlem  (former president  Bill Clinton has an office two doors down from the Apollo). There was a wonderfully diverse group of people that gathered outside of the Apollo to celebrate Michael's life and career. Music was playing everywhere. Even making my way home down Malcolm X blvd. to the upper east side I could hear his music coming from buildings, passing vehicles etc...  and just for a moment I remembered high school....our graduating (one of the largest) class,  how  we all adored  music, working hard or was that hardly working(?), and having a blast,  just like the crowd outside of  the Apollo. Hope you're all still enjoying the music. 
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  Richard Suffridge
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Love the web site thanks class of 78...
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  Merry (Newell) Johnson
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Hi Liz!!

Congratulations on the new grandbaby!  It's so good to hear from you!  Are you still in the Cleveland area?  I'm in the deep south now!  I'll catch ya later!  (o:
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  Liz (Nickell) Morrison
Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year to the West Tech class of 1973!! 

More news to share:  I've just become a grandmother to a new baby boy.  Mother (Sarah) and Son (Damian) doing fine.

Be safe out there, let your freak flag fly.  

Miss all my friends - Peace Out, Liz.

 

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  Janice Davidson (Eichenmiller)
Friday, December 11, 2009
Merry Christmas from sunny warm Florida to cold snowy Cleveland.    Happy New Year 
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  Greg Shaffer
Sunday, September 27, 2009

I wasn't able to make it to the get together on Sept.25,but I will try to make the next one. 

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  Merry Newell Johnson
Friday, September 25, 2009
Hi Class of 1973!!

Woo-hoo!!  I just found this site, so I guess I'm slow, but I think it it just great and I really hate that I am so many miles away from the reunions and get togethers!  I did make the first one, but since then I've not been able.......but I'm thinking maybe someday soon!

It's awesome to see names on here that jog the old gray cells.  Hey Zulma and Mary Kaye!!!

I'll be stopping back in to check on you guys!!  God Bless!
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  Elaine Bednar
Friday, September 25, 2009
Informal get together tonight at Tom's Place (Formerly City Limits).  September 25, 2009 somewhere around 9-ish. 39468 Center Ridge Road.  Hope to see some of you there.
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  Doug Hryn
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Class of 1985


Hello all ,  it has been quite  a few years and I  am  wanting to locate  some of  you guys  from "85"
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  Sharon Heckman (MUKHAR)
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Sorry I missed the reunion but I hope, to catch the next one.I would like to say THANK YOU to everyone for there hard work and the success of this reunion.Hope everyone had a great time.See ya all next time.....
                                        GO WARRIORS
                                        CLASS OF 1973
                                         Sharon Heckman
                                            (Mukhar)
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  CYNTHIA MARIA DiBIASIO
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
How nice to find this site!
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  Kay Gray Masek
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Anyone interested in a mini-get together for all West Tech alumni???  Well, myself and few other alumni have arranged for a gathering at Rick James' new bar called "City Limits" at 39468 Center Ridge Rd in North Ridgeville on Friday August 21,2009.  A West Tech grad '72 John Katzbach has a band called "Time Warp".  They will be featured for the evenings entertainment.  Please consider marking your calendars and come out for some fun, frolic and ofcourse friendship.   You are welcome to contact me if you have any questions or comments.  Hope to see ya'll there !!!
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  RICK JAMES
Sunday, July 5, 2009
COME TO OUR NEW CRUISE-IN AT CITY LIMITS BAR & GRILL AT 39468 CENTER RIDGE ROAD IN NORTH RIDGEVILLE OHIO EVER WEDNESDAY STARTING JULY 8TH FROM 6 PM UNTILL YOU GET READY TO LEAVE . 1 DOLLAR CHILI DOG'S AND MUSIC FROM DJ STAR. FOR INFO CONTACT RICK JAMES AT 440-885-1228 OR MY CELL 216-559-4405 OR BOB JAMES AT 440-748-1191 CELL 440-567-3309
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  Scott Sword
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Hay ya'll ,

 It was great to see what other classes are up to. I'm from the class of '95.
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  RICK JAMES
Monday, March 2, 2009
I will be opening another bar in the Cleveland area where ohio city is. It is located 2 blocks south of lorain ave. on Fulton rd and at this time is called tombstone tavern. I will be open on Friday March 13 2009 so if you are out and about stop in and say hi... Rick James
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  Kay Gray Masek
Friday, February 13, 2009
Dear Alumni,

I just wanted to let everyone know our site has finally been upgraded to allow for more photos.  If anyone has any reunion or other photos they would like to post, have at it.  Sorry it took so long to get this together, I guess it's better late than never : )
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  Kay Gray Masek
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
If anyone is interested on Saturday
May 9, 2009 we are planning an impromptu gathering for all West Tech alumni at Razzles on Bagley Rd. in Olmsted Twp.  A WestTech alumni, John Katzbach '72 has a band called "Time Warp"  they will be playing there that evening.  Invite your friends, family and fellow classmates to hear some oldies and just get together after all the winter doldrums.  No R.S.V.P's necessary just show up from some fun and frolic !!!
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  Kay Gray Masek
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Dear Classmates,

I have some sad news to announce to everyone - I just received an email from Paul Merecicky about the death of his wife Gail of 28 years.  She fought a courageous battle with cancer for the last 6 years.  She passed away Nov 13, 2008.  Please keep him and his family in your prayers.
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  Rick James
Tuesday, October 7, 2008

HI
i got there late and i am sure there were a lot of pictures taken so why don't everybody post some so I can see who i missed...Rick

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  Kay Gray Masek
Tuesday, August 26, 2008

With regards to the photos from our reunion.  We have reached the maximum of photo's that we can upload.  The committee has to meet and decide about upgrading this web site to accomodate more photo's.  We're working on a meeting date to get together.  I'm sure it will be soon and we will upgrade this site.  I'll post the information as soon as we have it complete.  And I hope to see some more reunions photos from our 35th!!

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  Louise Fleischer (Havanchak)
Monday, August 25, 2008
Hey Warriors,
I know there were plenty of pictures taken at the reunion, both nights.  Please post them to this website so alumni that didn't get to enjoy the festivies can see what they missed!!
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  Sue Pierse (Burge)
Monday, August 11, 2008
This was the first reunion that I have missed and it looks like I missed alot.  The reunion committee always does a great job and I'm sure they continued the tradition this go round.  Count me in for the next one.

I think I have still have some photos from Senior Day somewhere,  I'll send them on and hopefully we'll get to see some more then and nows.

Ugh!! Warrior Power.
 
 
  Gloria Fernandez (Rodriguez)
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Hello to everyone,

I was not at any of the reunions, but I browsed through the photos and I recognized some people.  By the way, everyone looked great.  Now I regret not showing up.  Still it was good seeing all the photos.  I would like to say hello to Norma Rodriguez, Zulma Blasini-Perk, Debbie Chini and Carlos Orozco.  I hope you all had an outstanding time.

Gloria
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  Kay Gray Masek
Sunday, August 3, 2008
WHEW~~~~~That was one HECK of a whirlwind weekend.  It took me until Wednesday to recover.  What is worth it??? OH YEAH, it was worth every minute of it !!!  Thanks to the committee who worked so very hard to pull off the whole thing.  The reunion would never had been the success it was without all of you !!!  I must say though, the tour of our Dear West Tech through me for a loop.  I just was not ready for all the emotions that flowed through my veins!!! Such memories that came back to me, it pretty much blew me away.  I'm so glad I went on the tour !!!
 Thanks to all of our alumni who chose to attend this event.  There really is such a special bond that MOST of us have that is rekindled the minute we get together.  NO ONE can ever break that bond.  You all know what I'm talking about and you all know who you are : )  The memories we continue to create as we move on through life are treasures we will never forget.  I suppose we'll try this again in 5 years ~~~ God willing and I'm certain it will be as much of a success as this reunion turned out to be.  Please continue to write on this wall, it's a great way to keep in touch and keep everyone updated with your lives.  Thanks again for all the kind words to our reunion committee.  This could not exist without the committee and everyone who participated making the reunion a success.  Until next time ~~~

Respectfully~~~ Kay
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  Linda McElroy
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Thanks everyone for the great time with the reunion weekend.  It was great seeing old friends and meeting friends I never knew going to school.  I think everyone throughly enjoyed themselves.  I wish I could have made the parties after the party but next time.
Gordie, Gary, Mike, Greg, it was great seeing everyone.  Check out the pics, I have added a few
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  August (Gus) Secue
Saturday, August 2, 2008

Hello warriors! I felt that a few thankyou's are in order for the complete success of this past reunion... thankyou to Kay,Carol, Vivian,Shirely,Linda & Linda....you guys are simply the best,the class of 73' is lucky to have you!!! thanks to J.T, Andy and Tom for the 'after glow' at the hotel.. party on!! thankyou to st. mary church and the catering people..what a great meal... to are D.J. Bob and his backup!!! To the Alumni Assoc. for bringing all the hats, t-shirts,and memorabilia thanks! To the people that took are pictures at the hall,great job! And last but certainly not least thanks to the class of 73' that came to Razzles( and stayed late) on Fri.and to the dinner on Sat. It was so good to see old friends and make new ones....We are truly Westech, always loyal & always true...

 Thanks..... Gus

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  Janice Davidson
Thursday, July 31, 2008
My reunion weekend was complete in so many ways.   Not only did I see classmates from West Tech  Class of "73"     I reunited with my family and Cleveland.    Although I did not see people I went to class with,   I met new friends and they were a blast.    I saw four people  I went through high school with and grade school.   13 years of classmates.   West  Tech was a great school and we were a great class    
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  Ken Gamon
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
It was a great weekend for the Class of '73. Our reunion committee deserves kudos for the wonderful job they did. Alot of hard work I'm sure went into this and all who attended over the three day event were grateful for it. For those that were unable to go to Razzles on Friday night, they missed a nice turnout AND a great rendition of "GIVE ME A W, GIVE ME AN E..." cheer by Tom Neff. We are all thankful for that Tom, as is your wife and kids I'm sure. Have you gotten your voice back yet???
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  Keith Anderson
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Without a doubt this has been one of the best weekends of my life.  It has been a stone cold gas to reconnect with so many old friends.  I don't think most of us wanted to go home and in fact, I know some after event parties continued for some time.  I hope we can keep this site alive.  And I hope that we can somehow make plans for all classes to be part of a universal reunion for the centennial anniversary of the school.  Wouldn't that be party?
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  Lynne (Hartup) Hinkle
Monday, July 28, 2008

Once again, I had a great time seeing so many of my high school friends on Friday night, at Razzles.  I regret not attending Saturday's events.  I heard the West Tech tour had a good turn out and the dinner was a success.  I want to thank the committee for all of their hard work.  All of you did a wonderful job!  I am looking forward to the next reunion. 

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  Zulma Blasini-Perk
Saturday, July 26, 2008

Hello Class of '73:  This will be my first "missed" reunion, so I am very happy to have been able to see some of you at Razzles last night!  I want to extend a heartfelt "THANK YOU" to the committee.  Your dedication shines through in all you have done over the years.   It was delightful to "catch up" with some lost friends and special loved ones in those few hours last night.  
 
For those of  you with severe reunion phobia...just do it!

We have all : grown up or out (beer, baby or pot bellies are fun to hug); lost some hair or can do a nice & easy touch-up; fixated on secrets or secret crushes; done things of which we brag or don't talk about anymore!  So, don't stress about the dress or the girl who wouldn't go to homecoming with you. Introduce yourself to people that weren't in your classes, don't wait for people to come to you this time around!   Show up-Have fun! (I hear the committee welcomes folks to join the reunion, after dinner for $20 ...think about it!) check out your memories, I bet you'll  find  someone to give you a different view of  your recalled "facts".  

We survived the high school years and face too little time to fret about  past shortcomings! 

I send warm regards to all of you who helped to make me who I am today,,,you know who you are and what you did!  

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  Ken Gamon
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Been to all previous reunions and had great times seeing old friends. However, won't be able to make the reunion this year (fiance's birthday...blah blah blah). But she DID say it was ok to go to Razzles on Friday night. (I'm not whipped I promise). Looking forward to seeing all those cheapskates that didn't want to pony up for the dinner on Friday night. Can't wait.
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  Keith Anderson
Thursday, July 24, 2008

Tattle-tales: Stories from the hallways of West Tech
As I mentioned in a previous post, we all have interesting stories from our years at school and here is one of mine.

In the 70s, the school had a dress code that surely clashed with the wild fashion imaginings of the era.  But as our generation was wont to do, we pushed the envelope constantly in an effort to alter the antiquated view.  Even some of teachers wanted to be more hip.  Ed Turner was stylish, Pat Vunderink wore some short skirts, Michael Kilarsky highlighted (or was it frosted?) his hair, and Carl Badger has some wild ties. 
But my moment in the mod revolution came in sophomore year when I dared to sport a Russian Cossack shirt.  It was collarless and had embroidery on the neck and puffed sleeves.  Too cool for school and Assistant Principal Yuhas who nabbed me and proceeded to berate me about it in the main office.  To make matters worse, I was asked if this was the only shirt I owned.  I assured him it wasn’t, but to ensure I didn’t miss the rest of the day by being sent home, he told me to roll up the sleeves and roll down the collar so as to hide the offending trim.  Little did he realize that he was then allowing me to promote the injustice since everyone I met wanted to know why my shirt was hidden.  One more blow for the revolution and our stalwart student government which was able, in years to come, to effect sweeping changes – long sideburns, anyone?

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  Keith Anderson
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Hello Cleveland....I'm baaaack.  Arrived in the area Thursday 7/24 from Louisiana.  And how about this weather?  After breathing that deep South mugginess, this was truly a breath of fresh air.  Can't wait to see everyone...even those people wiith whom I didn't have classes.  I think everyone has a number of stories to tell about "Dear Old West Tech."  So, let's share.  Best times, worst times.  Perhaps we can continue our diialogues long after the social events are done on this website by telling our stories.  
Also, let me add my voice to those who wish to thank Kay and Carol and everyone else in town who have contributed so much to making the reunions, each time, a success.  Though there may be those from our class who have written off the high school years, for the rest of us, it does mean something.  Those years bridged the period between childhood and adulthood.  It shaped our characters and instilled the values we know today.  I will always remember and cherish that time of my life.  Thanks.
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  Debbie Kitko-Crawford
Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Hi Everyone,
This will be my first class reunion; I sure hope there will be someone there I know. I went to the Ice Breaker at Razzles five years ago and I didn't see one person that I had classes with. Might be time to make some new friends.  Can't wait, little nervous though.  The tour sound great.  
Thanks to the Reunion Committee for putting this together.  Debbie

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  Kay Gray-Masek
Monday, July 21, 2008

CLASS OF 1973 
HERE WE ARE IN TH FINAL STRETCH OF OUR PRE-REUNION WEEK.  I HOPE EVERYONE HAS ALL THEIR PLANS FINALIZED TO ATTEND OUR REUION.  I'M SURE A LOT OF YOU HAVE BUTTERFLIES IN YOUR STOMACH'S, ESPECIALLY THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE NEVER ATTENDED BEFORE.  JUST RELAX, YOU WILL BE RECOGNIZED BY YOUR OLD FRIENDS AND YOU HAVEN'T BEEN FORGOTTEN AND YOU WILL RECOGNIZE OTHER CLASSMATES.  THE CLASS OF '73 HAS SUCH GREAT SPIRIT AND WE ARE ALL VERY WELCOMING.  I HOPE YOU ALL ENJOY WHAT WE, THE REUNION COMMITTEE HAVE TRIED TO ACCOMPLISH.  IT'S A LABOR OF LOVE FOR "DEAR OLD WEST TECH"    GO WARRIORS '73 AND.......CLEVELAND DOES "ROCK"  ** HAVE FUN RECONNECTING WITH ALL YOUR OLD PALS AND MAKE SOME NEW ONES TOO***** 
---THE REUNION COMMITTEE !!!!!!!

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  Marsha (Downey) Hearns
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Hi all.  Its my first reunion that I'm able to attend.  Looking forward to it.  See all of you that I can remember and those of you that remember me.
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  Jeff Tarski
Saturday, July 19, 2008
For those of you looking for a "tweener" during the weekend of the Reunion, Andy Koropoulis, Tommy Tkacz and myself have reserved a Hospitality Suite on the third floor of the Marriot on 150th. 

It will be stocked with snacks and refreshments to cover the dead time between Friday afternoon to Sunday morning.

Stop in to visit if you so desire..... GO Warriors --- Party on !!!
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  Keith Anderson
Friday, July 18, 2008
Packing my bags now for the 1300 mile drive from Louisiana.  This is the first reunion I have had the chance to attend.  Looking forward to visiting with everyone who remembers me and can remind me what I did back then.  It's all kind of blur now.  I need to start writing this stuff down. 
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  Elaine Lunt Bednar
Friday, July 18, 2008
Reconnecting will be fun.  Who is bringing the 3.2% beer?
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  August (Gus) Secue
Thursday, July 17, 2008

Last call to all westech warriors ( 73' ).....just 8 days left before the reunion! If you want to be a part of this historic event please send your check in and come!!The people on this comm. have done a fantastic job, not only now but over the years! Here'a a chance to get see old friends, from the good old days...I'm writing this note as I'm listening to the song on the web from Joe Crocker...It's say's it all!!!!   

 Your fellow warrior....  Gus

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  Linda McElroy
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Okay what's up with everyone.  All the people that said they were coming have not paid up yet....what's up with that.  We have worked hard to get this organized....show your support for the Class of 1973
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  Rose Incarnato Elliott
Monday, July 14, 2008
Great timing for the reunion, hurricane season and all.  Looking forward to seeing everyone.  Pam Drinkard, I hope you can make it this year. Bells or no bells, I will be there Jeff. Thank you committee.
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  Kay Gray Masek
Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Hey Class of '73 ~~ TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO GET YOUR MONEY IN FOR THE RUNION !  ONLY 17 DAYS LEFT UNTIL WE ALL MEET AGAIN.  BE SURE TO SEND YOUR CHECKS IN OR GO ON THIS WEB SITE TO PAY SECURELY BY CREDIT CARD.  WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO RE-CONNECTING WITH ALL OUR CLASSMATES AND SHARING SOME GREAT MEMORIES AND MAKING NEW ONES!!  SEE EVERYONE THERE
'73 KAY

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  Ed Peace
Monday, July 7, 2008
Hi all.  For those of you that remember me, I'll be there.  Looking forward to seeing everyone I haven't seen in a while.  I'm especially going to enjoy the tour of the school. 
 
 
  Larry Sword
Thursday, July 3, 2008
really like what everyone on the reunion committee has done.  I'm looking forward to seeing all.  It's sure been a long time.  Ed Bonchak wearing bells, I can't wait to see this sight.
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  Debra (Chini) Hamila
Friday, June 27, 2008
Love the sight.  Looking forward to seeing everyone at the reunion.  Hey Mary Kay Sardelle, hope you can make it .   
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  Kay Gray Masek
Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Okay Warriors ~~ We have only one month left before our reunion and we need EVERYONE to get their tickets paid for so this event is a huge success ~~ We're counting on everyone to make this a great time !!!  ALWAYS LOYAL ~~ ALWAYS TRUE ' 73

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  Dave Blessing
Saturday, June 21, 2008

Looking forward to the reunion!

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  John Wilson
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Nice site. Been out of touch for quite awhile but, enjoyed the 30th and will be attending 35th. Hope to see the art class there again
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  Liz (Nickell) Morrison
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Hello Friends - You can take me off the Lost Classmates list. I've been found. Now if I could only get off this Island... Thank you to the Reunion Committee Members this year and previous years for planning our reunions. Planning an event this size is not easy. I appreciate the work of the committee members in keeping the class of 1973 together for 35 years. Shout out to Dottie M. - call me women! Anyone have a lead in getting tickets (fairly good seats) to an Indian game the week of July 21st? Best Regards Warriors, Liz.
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  Marcia Rose
Thursday, May 29, 2008
The web site is great and so are the pictures.  Time to start looking through picture albums.
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  Jeff Jablonske
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Nice web site.  Sure brings back some great memories.
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  Toni Wills Payne
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Really nice web site !    Thanks to all the team that worked to pull this together.  Also a BIG thanks for arranging the 35th reunion!   I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone!

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  Kay Gray Masek
Saturday, May 24, 2008
PLANNING A REUNION IS A MILESTONE EVENT THAT EVERYONE WHO ATTENDS WILL REMEMBER FOR MANY YEARS TO COME.  OUR GOAL AS THE REUNION COMMITTEE IS TO REKINDLE RELATIONSHIPS THAT HAVE BEEN DORMANT FOR A LONG TIME AND CREATE A WEALTH OF NEW MEMORIES ~~~ PLEASE JOIN ALL OF US AND LETS GET CREATIVE : )
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  Kay Gray Masek
Saturday, May 24, 2008
OKAY WARRIORS ~~ THE INVITES ARE OUT NOW ~~ IT'S TIME TO START RESPONDING TO THE REUNION ~~ SEND IN YOUR $ AND LETS GET THIS PARTY STARTED ~~ THANKS TO ALL THE COMMITTEE FOR YOUR HARD WORK AND COMMITMENT TO PULL THIS THING OFF ~~ WE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN WITHOUT YOU !! THANKS A MILLION !!
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  Janice Davidson [Eichenmiller]
Friday, May 23, 2008
It will be good to see high school friends.    See you there.    Hope more people see the web  site.   Jan Davidson 
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  Mary Kay Edwards (Sardelle)
Friday, May 23, 2008
High School at West Tech was such a good time. I have great memories.  I see absolutely noone from High School these days which is unfortunate.  Oh well "Go Warriors!"
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  Linda McElroy
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Does anyone know where Regina Blevins is.  She was such a good friend of mine and I lost track of her
Thanks
Linda
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  Rich Harala
Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Great web site. 

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  Keith Anderson
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Great looking site.  I am hoping to attend a reunion for the first time.  I saw the school last year and it is marvelous that it has been preserved. 
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  Bob Lawther
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
To all my fellow alumni - I am so looking forward to

seeing everyone. We all share a common bond of

graduating from the best school that Cleveland 

ever had.
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  RICK JAMES
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
I'LL BE THERE FOR SURE, IT'S MY BIRTHDAY SO I'LL HAVE A COUPLE OF REASONS TO PARTY...RICK
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  Jeff Tarski
Monday, May 19, 2008
Don't get your cardigan in a knot Pauley! Maybe our class of '73 decided to get shy after all these years. 

Can you believe that the Warriors of 1973 SHY??? NO WAY!!!

Well we are not shy. So we will have to start a personal "Jihad" to wake up the masses before the 35th Reunion.
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  Paul Merecicky
Saturday, May 17, 2008
OK people.  Our Photo album looks pretty piss-poor on this site compared to other classes.  How about posting your pics or something. 
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  Kathy Fain Nagy
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Hi All,

This will be my first reunion and I am looking forward to seeing old friends and hopefully meeting new ones!
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  August (Gus) Secue
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Just a friendly hello to all  73' alumni  out there ,had a chance to see a few of the boys just a while ago,thanks to J.T....it was awesome, so many good  memories and good times we had at tech...if you want to be a part of this please come to the reunion. Being part of the reunion comm. I'd like to personally invite all  73'alumni. It's been 35 years since some of us have seen each other,why wait any longer, you won't regret it!
Your fellow warrior,  Gus
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  Paul Merecicky
Saturday, May 10, 2008

You people have done an awesome job on this site and I know THE EVENT will be fantastic.

I'm stll working.  I took a tour of the lofts last year when I was in town. Anyone who hasn't taken the tour has to do it!!!  It's great what they've done.

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  Gary M. Dunn
Saturday, May 10, 2008
hi everyone, hope to see you all at the reunion
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  Dennis Montgomery
Saturday, May 10, 2008
I like what the reunion committee has done with this site. Its a great way of keeping inform with past classmates.
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  VIVIAN (Ricci) EPPERLEY
Friday, May 9, 2008
There is a lot of work involved in putting the reunion together and we hope that we will have a great turn out. It will be a lot of fun. 

Please email me with any different ideas you may have for the reunion, songs, prize ideas etc. 

See you there.

Vivian
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  Bob Stanton
Friday, May 9, 2008

Overall I would say this is a great job in putting this site together.  I really love the fact you can send an email to anyone on the site.  Personally, I would like to have a different background song playing on each link, but that is just personal preference.  But a very nice job and presentation.  Now it is up to you class members to start sending in pictures and info to build this site. 

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  Jeff Tarski
Friday, May 9, 2008
I'm trying to picture Ed Bonchak with "Bells On".
Not a vision I want to dwell on!  This alone may stop many from attending the Reunion! 
Brother Ed, lose the bells.

Great Job on putting this site together, Cudos to the Alumni Team.
 
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  Linda McElroy
Thursday, May 8, 2008
This sight looks great.  I can't wait for the big event
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  Ed Bonchak
Thursday, May 8, 2008

I can't wait for the Big Event! I'll be there with bells on!!! Also...Love the Joe Cocker song, I must have played it a million times!

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  Kay Gray Masek
Monday, May 5, 2008
Ofcourse I'll be there !!!!
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