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West Orange High School 50+1 Reunion
Class of 1971


Welcome to the West Orange High School 50+1 year Reunion attendees!

This website is to provide information concerning our upcoming school reunion.

You can email the program coordinators listed at the bottom with any questions.

The Class of 1971 has scheduled its 50+1 reunion for:


September 10, 2022


Zanzibar Rooftop at Turtle Back Zoo

West Orange NJ


Cost is $85 per person which includes food and soft drinks, with cash bar for beer and wine (hard liquor is not permitted on the Zoo premises.) Payment is only possible through check – your own, or through your bank’s online banking. 


Make checks payable to:
WOHS Class of '71
c/o Beth Vecchio
16 Ridgedale Ave
Cedar Knolls, N.J.


More than 56 people have paid!

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September 10, 2022

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Class Directory

The committee would like to create a directory for distribution to you. If interested, please send Beth Vecchio any or all of the following information listed below. 

Full Name (Maiden and Married), Phone, Street Address, Email)

Memorial Display

The committee would also like to "Remember"  those who have passed away. Please send Beth Vecchio the name of anyone you might know.

Deadline: 8/28/22

Whether or not you plan on attending you can still be listed in the directory. Those who attend get a hard copy everyone else will get an electronic version email to them. Please send Beth your info ASAP.

And now for the long awaited rest of the reunion weekend plans! We have been looking for venues for Friday night Meet and Greet and Sunday Brunch which, like the Zanzibar Cafe, allow us to be together outdoors. Friday night will be at McLoone’s, next door to the Turtleback Zoo at 7:30. We were there once before and it’s perfect because it has a really nice, large outdoor patio/ bar overlooking the reservoir. Saturday during the day, if you would like to visit Turtleback Zoo before our reunion, the Zoo has made arrangements for anyone attending our reunion to get admission to the zoo for $10. Just say you are attending the WOHS ‘71 Class Reunion when purchasing your ticket. If you haven’t seen it recently, you will be amazed at how it’s grown. Since some of our classmates have reserved rooms at the Cambria Hotel in Essex Green, the Cambria has agreed to allow us to use their outdoor patio for brunch on Sunday. They have a cafe in the hotel with a breakfast/ brunch menu and we can order at the counter and bring it out to the patio which is furnished with umbrella tables and chairs. Sunday Brunch is called for 10:30. We hope you can attend some or all of these events. And if you have any school yearbooks, pictures or other nostalgia bring it along!

"I haven’t been to any previous reunions, but I fully intend to be at this one. It would be great if we could get a lot of first timers like me to join the core group that’s been to every other reunion and I hope we get a chance to toast those we’ve lost over the years."

                                                                - Carl Lang

Payment Deadline
August 25, 2022



Zanzibar Rooftop


Savannah Cafe


People Paid and Attending! 

Al Tulane

Ana Barbone

Barbie Rickle Ochs

Beth Vecchio

Bonnie Schaal

BJ Comerford

Carl Botti

Carl Lang

Cathie Bonda Rankin

Cathy Rauchbach Chandler

Cynthia Rosenberg Harney

Cynthia Ciangio

Cynthia Slavin

Craig Haber

Dan Dorner

Donna Chase

Paid and Attending!

Elizabeth Temple Casper

Fred Goodman

Gail Goldstein Pardo

Hank Jacobs

Howard Krieger

Irene Jacobs

Janice Moskowitz Horn

Jim Poznak

Joan Learner

Jacqueline Hawley

Jane Krupnick

Jeff Wolfson

Jeff Lawler

Jim Laskey

Ken Johnson

Laurie Holmes Baritine

Louis DeRose

Maryann Zarro Papanestor

Martin Rheinfeld


Hurry.... you still have time!

Can you picture their faces?

Look in the digital yearbook below!

Mark Tepperman

Meg Siegler Callahan

Michelle Zemen

Mindy Kirshbaum

Miriam Gillenson Cohen

Nancy Cott Harding

Patti Moss Vernam

Patty Gordon Minsky

Phillip Krasner

Richard Charmoy

Ricky Greenberg

Rick Vicedomini

Robbbi Juliano-Villani

Robert Abrams

Robin Ginsberg Guarino

Robin Hendler Eastern

Stephanie Garthson Singer

Sylvia Lanno Ferrie

Steven Tulin

Sue Spielman Clarke

Tim Fegan

Vickie Learner Adams

The committee has arranged for discounts at these hotels.

Please follow the instructions provided by each place.


West Orange

Stay at Cambria Hotel West Orange in West Orange, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of New Jersey Performing Arts Center and Rutgers University Newark. This hotel is 8.1 mi (13.1 km) from Prudential Center and 3.3 mi (5.3 km) from Turtle Back Zoo.

The Cambria is our "official hotel". If you would like to share your room with a classmate please contact: Cathie Bonda



A big thank you

to the coordinators!

Robin Ginsberg Guarino

Cathie Bonda Rankin

Robbie Juliano-Villani

Barbie Rickel Ochs

Stephanie Garthson Singer

Melanie Moore Phelps

Beth Vecchio

Carl Botti


"Guys.. all should try to make it .. it will be a blast WO​"

"Looking forward to it. I’ll be there"

Can't wait!! Hope to see everyone!!!"

$85 per person
Payment deadline 7/20/22

Make checks payable to:
WOHS Class of '71
c/o Beth Vecchio
16 Ridgedale Ave
Cedar Knolls, N.J.

(Please email Beth when you send in $$
and/or have questions - TY)


Send us your favorite school pictures for our digital brochure available to all through our specially created link.

Join our celebration of life! We all need a bit of fun and joy in our lives right now. Come and share our past together as we look forward to a bright and healthy future.

People Finder

Please use this website to encourage friends to attend!

Here is the link!


We have to get at least 50 people to attend!

Head Count to Date

Paid & Attending


"As of now I will be there. I believe I have been to all of them"

"I plan on it.."

Fun Memories

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