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•   James Zynsky  11/29
•   Kathleen Power (Benedetto)  10/29
•   Laura Nihan  9/10
•   Trisha McDonald (Riggi)  9/4
•   Dave Lowry  8/24
•   Catherine Hyer (Warner)  8/23
•   John Bonin  8/2
•   Kris Bax (Cole)  7/31
•   Steven Silverstein (Silverstein)  7/27
•   Mayhew Seavey  7/26
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UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS



•   Marian (Kitsie) Eckert (Claxton)  12/2
•   Priscilla Welch (Welch)  12/2
•   Carol Trowbridge (Noble)  12/6
•   Debbi Peterson (Mosher)  12/8
•   Sharon Austin (Smith)  12/16
•   Bette Watson (Conlee)  12/21
•   Karen Zwicker (Fayles)  12/23
•   Marilyn Hatch (Helgesen)  12/25
•   John Bonin  12/28
•   John McMahon  12/28
•   Lee Pilkanis (Matousek)  12/28
•   Graham Rae  12/29
•   Robert Gunther  12/31

WHERE WE LIVE


Who lives where - click links below to find out.

8 live in California
1 lives in Colorado
2 live in Connecticut
17 live in Florida
3 live in Georgia
1 lives in Kansas
6 live in Maine
3 live in Maryland
49 live in Massachusetts
1 lives in Minnesota
16 live in New Hampshire
1 lives in New Jersey
1 lives in New York
1 lives in North Carolina
2 live in Oregon
2 live in Pennsylvania
1 lives in South Carolina
1 lives in Tennessee
2 live in Texas
2 live in Vermont
3 live in Virginia
2 live in Washington
1 lives in Australia
57 location unknown

WHERE ARE THEY NOW


JOINED CLASSMATES


Percentage of Joined Classmates: 67.9%


A:   127   Joined
B:   60   Not Joined
(totals do not include deceased)

Lynnfield High School
Class of 1970

 

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Update

On Friday, August 13, 2021 we announced the Reunion Committee's decision to postpone our Reunion events on September 17 & 18, 2021. Given the rising number of Covid/Delta cases and the concern for the health of our classmates and invited guests, we opted to reschedule our Reunion on September 16 & 17, 2022.  We will use this Website to provide updates and pertinent communication as we move forward towards to our new dates.  

For the last 23 months it has been fun watching classmates connecting, re-connecting and sharing photos and stories (even those that may not be attending the Reunion) through this Website.  This site is private!  Please read through the instructions for “First Time Visitors”.  In order to access the pages that are password protected on this site, you must set up a profile by providing a minimum of your email address and a password.  To set-up a profile, locate the “Classmates Profiles” link and locate your name and click on it.  Follow the prompt to create your profile. 

Since December 2019, we’ve had 27,398 cumulative website visits, 127 classmates have joined the site and have added 54 photos to their profiles. The “Reunion Event Details” link has been updated to reflect our September 2022 plans. The “Hotel Information” link has been updated. A “Photo” link is provided which has eight Galleries, where you can add photos. The "Class Donation" link remains active and it takes a couple of minutes to make an online donation.  Check out the "What's New" link for classmate updates.

Timely updates will be provided as we move towards 50+2 in 2022!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

LHS Thanksgiving Day Rivalry......

 
Thanksgiving is a time for family, reflection and thankfulness, yet, as kids growing up in Lynnfield, the Thanksgiving Day Football Game with North Reading was always a highlight.  The article below was written by Teacher/Coach Harry Jameson about the "Game of the Unbeatens" in 1960.  While this was 10 years before we graduated, many players and coaches names are familiar.  
 
We hope you will enjoy a little bit of LHS Football history as Thanksgiving approaches.
 
Happy Thanksgiving to all.
1960 “The Game of the Unbeatens”
 
The following is a reflection of the 1960 Thanksgiving Day game between 8-0 Lynnfield and 7-0 North Reading, written by former LHS teacher/coach Harris Jameson and published in the Nov. 21, 2000 edition of the Lynnfield Villager.

THE 1960 LHS PIONEER football team had scored 388 points while giving up just 58 points for an 8-0 regular season record with three shutouts heading into the 2nd annual Thanksgiving game against North Reading. Front row (l-r): Gary Ross, co-captains Robert Paterson and Gerry DiPietro, Phillip Moore, Judson Potter, Richard Spillane, John Roberto, Joseph DeBella, Charles Meeker, Frank Berardino, Douglas Murdock. Second row: Richard Billson, David Strout, Colby Burbank, Richard Wolsey, Laurence Bleiler, Edward Burrell, Robert Pasquale, Dean Porter, Alan Holmes, Kenneth Burnham, Warren Mason, Robert Trainor. Third row: Assistant Coach George J. Rodan, student manager Dean Westover, James Ritter, Steve Bodensiek, Samuel Johnson, Conrad Wrobel, Stephan Mucica, Bernard Schnurbush, James Better, Charles Moulton, Daniel Hackett, Alan Caproni, Maurice DeGroff, Richard Testa, John Drislane, student manager Dennis Puleo, Head Coach Steve Sobieck. (File photo/North Reading Transcript)

By HARRIS P. JAMESON

The time was Thanksgiving morning at the Lynnfield High School football field in 1960 – just forty years ago. The Lynnfield High football team was scheduled to play North Reading High in what the local scribes referred to as the “game of the little biggies”. What was so significant about that turkey day game?

I was an assistant coach for the Pioneers and did all the scouting for the team. Both teams were going into this last game unbeaten and untied. North Reading had a tough defense, while Lynnfield had scored over 400 points during the 1960 season. The game was billed as the “game of the unbeatens”.

The game was the second meeting of these two neighboring schools on the varsity level, so there was tremendous anxiety built up prior to that day. The two schools were new in the North Shore and there was that added incentive of starting a new rivalry. 

The Town of Lynnfield had constructed a huge bonfire the night before, while the North Reading fans had an airplane fly over the Lynnfield practice sessions with a banner “beat Lynnfield.”

The North Reading Hornets were coached by Bill Driscoll who had some fine players. I recall Billy Cotter, and those competitive Martino brothers. The Hornets featured the straight T with quick backs and a hard-hitting defense. 

The Pioneers were coached by Steve Sobiek, assisted by Bill Rodan, who later became head coach, and myself. Lynnfield had a high scoring wing-T offense with a backfield of Charlie Meeker, Joe DeBella, Frankie Beradino and one of the best quarterbacks in Lynnfield history Doug Murdock.

When the teams marched out to the field and jogged to their respective benches, both clubs were aghast at the long lines waiting to get into the park. The field was filled beyond capacity, as fans surrounded the playing field two and three rows deep, while many even sat on the limbs of the nearby trees. It was later estimated that about 10,000 fans came to watch the big game of the unbeaten elevens. 

Oh, yes, there was a game. As a former Pioneer coach, I must confess that, forty years later, some things can be recalled about the game itself, while other incidents blend in with other years. After coaching football at Lynnfield High School for 29 years, I remember vividly four things about the 1960 Turkey Day game. 

First, who could ever forget how the Pioneers opened up the game in the team’s first offensive series. Murdock passed to end Gary Ross who lateraled it off to Charlie Meeker who lateraled it back to Ross. Both played ping-pong down the sidelines until the one who had the ball was downed in the red zone. A few plays later, Lynnfield fullback Joe DeBella scored. Meanwhile, Sobiek, Rodan and Jameson almost suffered from cardiac arrests, because we never had practiced this: the kids had made it up in someone’s backyard. 

The second thing is that the Lynnfield coaches were worried about the team’s defense. The Pioneers had never played a full game of defense, because the subs played most of the second half in those one-sided games. But the team rose to the occasion, as it held the tough Hornets to only one touchdown. 

The third thing I remember is that Sobiek had been given walkie-talkies to use in the game and I had one. Unfortunately, we got every ham radio set in the area, so we never communicated with the person up in the so-called press booth. I remember some fan yelled out, “Hey, Jameson, what are you doing ordering pizza?”

Lastly, we won the game 22-6. But that game began a rivalry which has evolved into one of the most competitive clashes in all sports between the two schools during the last forty years. That Lynnfield 1960 football team was the only undefeated football team in the school’s 41-year history on the varsity level and I am very proud to have been a part of that experience.