Bruce Pause of Schenectady remembers autumn baseball at Mont Pleasant High School. “During your study hall period, you could go down to the auditorium,” Pause said. “They had a TV set up on the stage. You could sit and watch the World Series. Back then, the World Series was always during the day.” “Back then” was the early 1960s. Petta’s Kitchen on Duane Avenue, Johnnie DeMarco’s Original Pizzeria on Michigan Avenue, drive-in theaters and house parties were among top diversions for members of Mont Pleasant’s Class of 1962. The class will gather for its 50th anniversary reunion on Friday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct. 20. The first night will be an informal get-together at Petta’s. The Saturday dinner and dance will be held at Mallozzi’s in Rotterdam.
Masquerading as maids in 1962 are Mont Pleasant seniors, from left, Carol Fuscardo, Marie Qualantone (Palmer), Sandy Coons (Buhrmaster), Teresa Landau (Locke), Toni Ann DeLorenzo, Kathy Doyle and Patty Venditti (Pause). The class will observe its 50th anniversary this fall. Photos submitted by Class of 1962 Reunion Committee.
Priscilla Pulver (Wyman), left, and Carol Passamonte (Grosso) keep cool after a 1961 snowstorm in Schenectady. They both graduated the following June.
Ready to tackle the world after their 1962 graduations from Mont Pleasant High School are, from left, Priscilla Pulver (Wyman), Elaine Pecora (Sevits) and Carol Passamonte (Grosso).
Mont Pleasant senior Barry Relyea (42) crashes the party against Bishop Gibbons High School. Also in for some action are Red Raider Doug Sherman (33) and Gibbons’ Jack Chlopecki (arms crossed).
Senior cheerleader Julie Potter shows off school spirit at Mont Pleasant High School during the 1961-62 school year.
Tom Versocki sets up a powerful pose during Mont Pleasant High School’s 1961-62 season. Versocki later played football at Holy Cross.
Patty Venditti and Bruce Pause pose for posterity at Mont Pleasant High School’s senior ball. Members of the Class of ’62, they married on July 2, 1966.
Mont Pleasant High School’s senior ball of 1962 put smiles on the faces of, from left, Bob Palmer, Marie Qualantone (Palmer), Jimmy Quick and Geraldine Zych.
Dressed for the 1962 cheerleaders’ ball are Mont Pleasant seniors, from left, Paul Nicholas, Carol Weidman (Versocki), Sue Semerad and Mario Diamante.
Members of the Mont Pleasant High School Class of 1962 are preparing for their 50th anniversary reunion. From left are Carol Weidman Versocki, Tom Versocki, Marie Qualantone, Bruce Pause and Patty Venditti Pause. The gang will gather Oct. 19 at Petta’s restaurant in Schenectady and Oct. 20 at Mallozzi’s banquet house in Rotterdam.
Tom Versocki, Mont Pleasant Class of 1962
Patty Venditti (Pause), Mont Pleasant Class of 1962
Marie Qualantone (Palmer), Mont Pleasant Class of 1962
Carol Weidman (Versocki), Mont Pleasant Class of 1962
Bruce Pause, Mont Pleasant Class of 1962