When Andrea Iovinella Ronca thinks about her days at Linton High School during the 1960s, she remembers long walks and long friendships. “I remember walking everyplace,” said Ronca, who lived on Park Place. “Our parents were working. I walked to school every day." She graduated in 1963 and remembers camaraderie in classrooms and at basketball games and social gatherings. “We still have that today,” said Ronca “I still have friends I knew when I was in grade school.” Members of the Class of ’63 will gather for their 50th anniversary class reunion this weekend in Schenectady. Ronca and friends Sandie Garofolo Sarto and Ann Mangino Facenda are on the reunion committee.
Sue Fergerson Peffer, left, and Susan Reid Slaughter, in sweaters and pleats, twist and smile during senior moments away from school.
Sarah Coffin Fitzgerald celebrates senior life in the swim, with David Thelen (bottom) helping with the boost. Both teens were members of Linton High School’s Class of 1963. The boy in the middle is unidentified.
Pat Riley (34) makes a statement for Linton High School’s basketball team during the 1962-63 school year.
Charles Fenimore and Marian Allen (far left) and friends from Linton High School celebrate the early 1960s with hats and hugs. Charles and Marian are members of Linton’s Class of 1963, which will gather for its 50th anniversary reunion next month.
Basement parties were social events for kids in Linton High School’s Class of 1963. Lewis DeFilippo and Barbara Rudnick share the front table at one underground gathering. In back of them are, from left, Michael Meola, Patricia Prismont and Mary Corbo.
Hope Morris Singleton has something to say during a gathering of friends from Linton High School during the 1962-63 school year. Hope graduated in ’63.
Sandie Garofolo Sarto and John “Tommy” Moran are dressed for success — and graduation — in June 1963.
From left, Mary Corbo, Sandie Garofalo Sarto, Marcia Caldwell Moschetti, Barbara Rudnick and Karen Gray Dailey are dressed for talent at Linton High School during the 1962-63 school year.
From left, Andrea Iovinella Ronca, Ann Mangino Facenda and Sandie Garofolo Sarto are among the planners for the Linton High School Class of 1963’s reunion, which is Aug. 9 to 11.
Ann Mangino Facenda, Linton Class of '63
Sandie Garofolo Sarto, Linton Class of '63
Andrea Iovinella Ronca, Linton Class of '63