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WHO WE ARE...

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37th ANNUAL FRANKFORD HIGH & FRIENDS CHRISTMAS PARTY

Sunday , December 12, 2021

12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM

Brookside Manor of Somerton Springs

Bustleton Avenue & County Line Road, Feasterville, PA

Cocktail Hour, Hors d’oeuvres, Hot Buffet, Cash Bar, Dancing

$35.00 Per Person to be paid by 11/12/21

Complete the section below & return with your check.

Make checks payable to: James H. Phillips and mail to him at:

1139 Dayton Drive, Warminster, PA 18974-1942

Questions? Call Jim @ 215-675-8986:

Email: jphil822@aol.com

PLEASE MAKE RESERVATIONS EARLY

PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY! [ ] REGRETS - Cannot attend the Party!

NAME:_______________________________________________ Spouse:__________

ADDRESS:_______________________________City&State:_______________________

PHONE#:___________________ e-mail address:_ ___________________________

Total number of guests @ $35.00_______Amount $__________

Please enter year of graduation ___________________

NOTE: Reservations for a table of ten guests will be accepted: PLEASE ENCLOSE A LIST OF ALL NAMES. W/CHECK [S]

THE FRANKFORD HIGH PIONEER AWARD PRESENTATION WILL BE HELD AT THIS TIME TO HONOR JOHN ( JACK )PURDY

 

AUTUMN 2021

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Oriental Trading

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Photographer - Herman D. Herbert

Take a photo of what represents Autumn to you.
Share it with your fellow alumni.  Send to:  
perfectlittleblackdressink@outlook.com...and we'll
scotch tape it here for everyone to enjoy. 
Happy picture-taking!

 

CONGRATULATIONS
FRANKFORD HIGH SCHOOL 155TH GRADUATING
CLASS OF 2021

 

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A Pandemic Didn't Stop You from Arriving to Your Destination with Grace and Determination.

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Obituary of Francis X. Donohoe

FRANCIS X (Frank) DONOHOE of Linfield, PA, formerly of Philadelphia and Glenside, PA and Ocean City, NJ, died June 5, 2021 at the age of 87 following a brief illness.

Frank was born in Philadelphia, PA August 22, 1933 to the late Hugh A and Katharine (Gaughan) Donohoe and was pre-deceased in his youth by his brother, Hugh J Donohoe.

 

Frank attended Saint Athanasius grammar school before graduating from La Salle College High School (1951) and La Salle College (1955) and later earned a Master’s Degree from Saint Joseph’s University (1969). 

Mr. D’s life’s work was teaching, including 25 years at Frankford High School in Philadelphia, PA, 8 years at Mount Saint Joseph Academy in Flourtown, PA and 25 years at La Salle College (Evening Division) in Philadelphia, PA. Whenever he was asked what he taught, his answer was always, “Kids.” As such, he leaves behind a legacy as teacher and mentor in thousands of young lives.

 

Dad’s avocation was raising his five kids on love of God, love of family, Big 5 basketball doubleheaders and Notre Dame football. His quiet strength and determination were the perfect complement to Mom’s unfailing energy, enthusiasm and patience. In his later years, he liked nothing more than to spend time with family, make sure everybody had his or her favorite beverage, tell a story, share a word or two of wisdom and maybe sing a song…as long as there was a quiet place to hide when the silliness got out of hand.

Frank is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Mary Lou (White) Donohoe; sister Mary Gail Dwyer of Cherry Hill, NJ; daughter Katharine Truitt (Stephen) of Swarthmore, PA; son Patrick Donohoe (Allison) of Schnecksville, PA; son Dr. Michael Donohoe (MaryEllen) of Eagleville, PA; daughter Eileen Hedrick (Ron) of Collegeville, PA; daughter Theresa McDougall (Scott) of Farmington, MI; (11) grandchildren and (12) great grandchildren; (10) nieces and nephews and (24) great nieces and nephews; and family of the heart too numerous to count.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation made in Frank’s memory to La Salle College High School in Wyndmoor, PA or Mount Saint Joseph Academy in Flourtown, PA.

 

CLASS OF 2021
COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES

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Community College of Philadelphia
Arcadia University
Arizona State University-Tempe
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Community College of Philadelphia
Holy Family University
Immaculata University
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University)
La Salle University
Saint Joseph's University
University of the Sciences
The Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Temple University
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Widener University
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
Gannon University
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
Neumann University
Point Park University
Wilkes University
York University
IUP
Delaware State
Georgia State
Morgan State

ALUMNI PARTICIPATION
AT FRANKFORD

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Spearheaded by Tamiko Ward, Class of 1987 and Alumni Association board member -- there is a plan underway to get more alumni involvement with current Frankford students.   "I met with Principal Calderone about almini participation at the school.  The possible areas of involvement is:  mentoring, career day panelists and club/sports support.  We will meet in July to create a plan."

 

Frankford-Alumni.com and Frankford's Alumni Association Facebook Page will keep you updated on the alumni/student involvement plan and this incredible opportunity to pay-it-forward. 

 

 


Classes are in Session
Happy Learning!



We're rapidly getting back to a "new normal," but for many, the mask is still on or within reach even after the needle pricks.


 

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NOT ALL FACE MASKS ARE
CREATED 
EQUAL


 

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HEALTHY HALLOWEEN
TREATS

Here's How to Make theseYummy Monster Treats!

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2021-2022
JEAN TRENDS

What is Your
Restaurant Culture?

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COLLEGE TRENDS

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CONGRATULATIONS 112TH

PIONEER ACHIEVEMENT

AWARD WINNER

JOHN "JACK" 

PURDY

CLASS OF 1952

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Jack moved from Scranton, PA to Philadelphia in 1939. He attended Wilson Junior High and then went on to Frankford where he ran track and played varsity baseball and basketball for two years. Jack was “All Public” two years in a row for baseball. During his time at Frankford he was also a member of the “Ye Monks” fraternity.

 

Throughout his school years, Jack played for numerous sandlot sports organizations. He played on the first PAL Team in the 27th District. In 1951 he was presented with the Inquirer award for winning the Baseball Federation championship of Philadelphia.

 

In 1953 Jack signed with the Milwaukee Braves until he was called to duty by the US Marine Corp. While stationed at Camp Lejeune for two years he played baseball and football. Upon returning from duty he resumed his professional career with the Braves. Through the ‘60’s into the ‘80’s Jack played for and managed local teams. At the same time, he scouted and ran try-out camps for the Phillies, as well as coaching local football organizations.

 

From 1991 until 1997 Jack coached baseball at Bucks County Community College and then moved on to coach at Council Rock High School for six years.  Over his years as both player and coach, he helped teams win numerous championship honors. In 2011 Jack was elected to the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.

 

Jack has also served as President of the Lower Bucks American Legion. He worked for Western Electric and AT&T for 38 years where he became President of the CWA (Communication Workers of America) Union Local.

 

FALL 2021 TO-DO LIST

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Stay Safe...a new corona virus strain has reached the U.S.
New Variants of Coronavirus: What You Should Know
| Johns Hopkins Medicine

POCONO MOUNTAIN FUN

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CLASS OF 2020

"ASK YOURSELF HOW CAN I BE BETTER TODAY, THAN I WAS
YESTERDAY?..."
 
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CLASS OF 2019

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FRANKFORD
CLASS OF 1950

From Our Alumni 
Facebook Page

TEACHER HIGHLIGHT

school district of Philadelphia

Watch  and learn how  Marcel Reynolds, a special education teacher in Autistic Support, prepares her students for life after high school.

Jahri Evans, Roman Harper & Marco Garcia & 
were inducted into the 
Saints Hall of Fame

The media selection committee of the Saints Hall of Fame has selected guard Jahri Evans...6 feet 4, 318 pounds, he's one of the most decorated offensive linemen in franchise history. He played 11 seasons with the Saints from 2006-16 after being drafted in the fourth round in 2006 out of Bloomsburg.  

Among his accolades were five consecutive selections to the Associated Press All-Pro teams, including four consecutive first-team honors from 2009-2012.

New Orlean Saints

Mount Fuji

As We Travel Along the Rocky Shore of Life, this talented group of musicians, including Class of 75 alum, Leslie Aita (top left), reminds us, there's still beauty to embrace.  Enjoy!

FRANKFORD'S  

CULINARY AWARD-WINNING PROGRAM

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Frankford High School is known for many things, especially its Culinary Arts Program. It is an award winning program that has been featured in a documentary and on Rachel Ray.

 

Students in this three-year program will have hands-on training in cooking techniques, baking skills, and restaurant service.  Each part is supported by theoretical knowledge.

The program exposes students to different cuisines from around the world and uses equipment found in both large and small-scale restaurants.

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CLASS OF 1981 20TH REUNION

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 Class of 1970,

50th Reunion

Saturday, November 27, 2021

FOP Lodge #5, 

11630 Caroline Rd,

Philadelphia, PA 19154.

DJ, Buffet, Wine and Beer

1-5 p.m.

$50 per person 

Make Check or Money Order Payable to:  FOX REAL ESTATE, C/O DENISE EMERY JESSEL, PO BOX 425, OCEAN CITY, NJ 08226. PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS  SO WE CAN SEND YOU A RECEIPT.

2021

Revised

Reunions & Events

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CLASS OF 1981
40TH REUNION

Saturday,

November 6, 2021

 

Townsend Room
12273 Townsend Road
Phila., PA 19154

(Time to Come)
Cost $80/ticket

 

Make checks payable to:

Tony Bono
14013 Big Branch Drive
Dayton, MD 21036
215-817-0514

One Night Only

      Class of 1975 45th   Reunion

Friday, November 12, 2021

7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Brookside Manor

50 Bustleton Pike, Feasterville,

PA 19053

Open Bar/ Buffet

Tickets:  $60.00  

Live & Recorded Music by

Vic Monaco 75' &  "The Mix"

Cocktail Hr:  7-8 p.m. - hot & cold 

hor d'oeuvres

Open Bar:  7-11 p.m.

Cash Bar:  11 to Midnight

Hot Buffet - Dessert Table

Mail Check & M.O. - "Frankford Class

of 1975"  to:

Mike Hagan, 25 Woodlane Drive,

Moorestown, NJ  08057

No Tickets Will Be Issued at the Door.

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Class of 1966
Reunion

Wednesday,
November 17, 2021

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Brookside Manor of

Somerton Springs

50 Bustleton Pike,Brookside Manor of Somerton Springs 
50 Bustleton Pike,

Feasterville, Pa. 19053
Time: noon to 4 p.m. 
Price: $50.00 per person due no later than Wednesday
October 27,2021.
Please make checks payable to:
Janet Pratowski and mail to:
Janet Pratowski 
P.O.Box 870
Lansdale, Pa. 19446
Any questions please call:
Janet Pratowski:

(215) 368-3858 or 
E-mail jpratowski@verizon.net

SAVE THE DATE! 

Class of 1972 
50th Reunion
Sunday, October 9, 2022

More Info. to Come...

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...Through this program, students will be able to fly solo by age 16, earn their Private Pilot License by 17, achieve Certified Flight Instructor by 18, and become an Airline Pilot by 21.

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OUR NEW NORMAL

A NEW WAY OF LIVING

GAZE OUT THE WINDOW

FOR YOUR FUTURE.

GLANCE IN THE REAR VIEW

MIRROR AT YOUR PAST.

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Christine's Mom

Christine Duffy, 2019

Pioneer Award Winner spent summers in France.

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111th Pioneer Award Recipients - 

                  2019 Pioneer Assembly at Frankford High School

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Welcome Carnival Horizon!

"I was a below average student," Christine Duffy,

2019 Pioneer Award Winner,

announced at the 111th Pioneer Achievement

Award Ceremony in October.

 

" I didn't have a passion or a plan of what I wanted to do

after I graduated."

READ MORE

Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author, five-time Bram Stoker Award winner,

suspense author, anthology editor, Marvel comic book writer, magazine feature writer, playwright, content creator and writing teacher/lecturer.  He was named one of the Today’s Top Ten Horror Writers.  Pen Name, Shane MacDougal.  Inducted into the Martial Arts of Fame... wikipedia, 

And Class of 1976...

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Joe Ledger Series

"I was scouted by Marvel. Which is funny because my agent and I had been strategizing on how to get on Marvel’s radar when Axel Alonso (then the editor-in-chief) called me out of the blue."

 

"He’d picked up a copy of my novel, PATIENT ZERO, enjoyed it and thought that my brand of action, character development, and humor would be a good fit. So he invited me to write for him. I started with an eight-page Wolverine story as a back-up to that year’s anniversary issue; then got a gig to write a very adult, very edgy Punisher comic."

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STEVEN HUNT, CLASS OF 75

FROM TECH STARTUPS TO

GLOBE-TROTTING

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"I was very fortunate to graduate first in my class of EE’s (Electrical Engineering) at Drexel.  This gave me the opportunity to go to work for Bell Laboratories."  

 

"At that time, this was one of the preeminent research and development firms in the world.  But to work as an engineer there you needed a masters degree.  So, they sent me all expense paid to Stanford to get that degree."  

 

"When I returned to the Labs my main focus was on learning as many different areas of technology as I could.  The best way to manage technology is to understand it."  

 

"...Every time an opportunity came up to do more than just design – including cross project coordination, project leadership, etc – I took it and learned as much as I could about how to optimize the results."  

 

"...At that point it was just a matter of expanding on what I learned and always growing.  As my mother used to say “you should stop learning when they close the lid”.

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"I was the weird Goth Girl, who befriended the popular boy."

2019 PIONEER ACHIEVEMENT

 

AWARD CEREMONY

111th Pioneer Achievement Award Winner

Christine Devonne Duffy - Class of 1979

President of Carnival Cruise Line

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JULIA ROONEY CLASS OF 2001

2019 REUNIONS

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Hi  I'm Mason Dennis

Here's how I transitioned  from Frankford to Rosemont College playing lacrosse.  I'm currently majoring in mathematics, but communications has caught my eye.  Stay Tuned!

Welcome Back!
We've been waiting
for you.

So glad you stopped by our new alumni  destination. 

Welcome to your

new second home!

 

We've got some

great house-warming gifts. 

Sorry, it’s not a  Keurig or microwave.

But our gifts will come

in handy when you need

them the most.

Oh sure, you can sneak a peek?

TRAILBLAZING PIONEERS

An example of trailblazing

is  finding a new way

to get across the top of the mountain.

CLASS OF 1971
SENIOR TRIP TO D.C.
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WHO ARE WE?
WE'RE FRANKFORD ALUMNI...

We help each other

1.  Navigate College

2.  Start Careers

3.  Guide Career Changes

4.  Embark into a New Chapter

5.  Mentor and Share Knowledge with those Traveling in our Footsteps.  

Even if you just moved the tassel over a short while ago, or 60 years ago, there's a place for you with the Frankford Alumni Association.  

 
 
 
 

"For every minute you are angry, you lose 60 seconds
of happiness
."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 
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FALL 2021

FRANKFORD MEMORIES

A BRIEF MOMENT IN TIME THAT

LASTS A LIFETIME...

 

2021, 2020 & 2019
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Help plant the seeds in Frankford's education garden. A strong foundation produces a bountiful harvest that will feed a hungry world. 

Today's students must survive new storms now present in their generation. 

Our alumni contributions provide a safe harbor and a sturdy anchor as they navigate these challenges. 

Won't you be that anchor?  Or a beacon that lights their path.

Thank You for your Continued Support

to your Frankford Alumni Association.

Your Name Can Be Here Too.  You can contribute individually or as a class, and in memory of a

cherished family member, classmate or teacher. 

 

Reunions are a great way to end a wonderful evening with a class contribution to your

dedicated Frankford Alumni Association.

 

We're dedicated to keeping you connected to your alma mater

and acting as resource for abundant living.

How?  You can make a donation on the reunion membership form. 

Or, Make Checks Payable and Send to: 

Frankford High School Alumni Association

Oxford Avenue & Wakeling Street, Philadelphia, PA 19124

 

 

Red - Up to $ 99.00
Blue - Up to $ 249.00
Gold - Over $ 250.00

Frankford H.S. Alumni Association

SPRING/FALL 2021 Donations

Thank you for your continued support of the Alumni Association.
Any donation is greatly appreciated. Please take time to send in a contribution.

RED - Up to $ 99.00
BLUE - Up to $ 249.00
GOLD - Over $ 250.00


Organ Fund:
Nancy (Staufenberg) Lyons (Jan 1957) RED [Spring 2021] ***
Charles H. Beck (June 1956) BLUE [Spring 2021] ***
Victor Volpe (Jan 1963) BLUE [Spring 2021] ***


General Fund:
Charles O. Lowery (June 1964) RED [Spring 2021] ***
Carolyn (Bauer) Berkenstock [2] (June 1956) RED [Spring 2021] ***
Ann Kessler (June 1965) RED [Spring 2021] ***
Victor Volpe (Jan 1963) BLUE [Spring 2021] ***
Linda A. Lorino (June 1967) RED [Spring 2021] ***
Fred Kriszat (June 1949) RED [Spring 2021] ***
David W. O’Neal (June 1968) RED [Spring 2021] ***
Madell (Wylie) Scheible (Year Unk) RED [Spring 2021] ***
Arlene (Young) McBride (Jan 1951) RED [Spring 2021] ***


ROTC Academic Fund:
V.Vernell Shaw (June 1966) GOLD [Spring 2021] ***
Athletic/Academic Fund: None


Scholarship Fund:
Class of June 1964 GOLD [Spring 2021]
New Life Members:
Fred Kriszat (June 1949) RED [Spring 2021] ***
Christine (Brosnan) Merritt (June 1975) RED [Spring 2021] ***
Memorial Fund:
Donald Born (June 1952) for Phyliss (Wiegand) Born

GOLD
 

           Frankford H.S. Alumni Association 

2020 Deposits 

              

1. January 27, 2020      $  49.00     [Mdse $ 49.00]

                                                             

2. January 30, 2020      $  10.00     [Mdse  $10.00] 

3. February 10, 2020    $ 295.00     [General/Mdse $ 295.00] 

4. February 19, 2020    $  30.00     [Mdse/Year Books]

5. March 10, 2020        $ 985.00    [L.M. $ 105.00 Gen $ 405.00 Organ $ 250.00]

                                                   [Sch  $ 150.00 Ath $ 50.00 Mdse $ 25.00]                       

                Total         $ 1,369.00

FALL 2019 

Red - Up to $ 99.00
Blue - Up to $ 249.00
Gold - Over $ 250.00

Thank you for your support of the Frankford Alumni Association. 

Any donation is greatly appreciated.

Organ Fund:

Grace (Merklein) Kurki (June 1949)  RED  Fall

 

General Fund: 

Geoffrey Dobren (June 1965}  BLUE Fall

Edward & Mildred O'Neal  (Jan 1949)  BLUE Fall

William Hoyt  (June 1949)  [Multiple Gifts]  RED Fall

Grace (Merklein) Kurki (June 1949)  RED  Fall

Elizabeth Ulmer (Jan 1962) RED  Fal

 

ROTC Academic Fund:

None

 

Athletic/Academic Fund:

None

 

Scholarship Fund:

None

 

New Life Members:

Mary (Embery) Brooks  (June 1946/1947)

  

Mr Hackenyos Memorial Scholarship:

None

Spring 2019

Organ Fund:

Nancy (Staufenberg) Lyons  (Jan 1957)  RED

Daniel Orlock  (June 1965)  RED

William Lederer  (June 1977)  RED

Charles Beck  (June 1956)  [Multiple Gifts]  BLUE

 

General Fund: 

Dr. Stanley Mayers  (June 1944)  BLUE

William Hoyt  (June 1949)  [Multiple Gifts]  RED

Charles Lowery   (June 1964)  RED

Robert Kessler  (Jan 1965)  RED

 

ROTC Academic Fund:

None

 

Athletic/Academic Fund:

None

 

Scholarship Fund:

None

 

New Life Members:

Edward Meissner  (June 1949)

William Lederer  (June 1977)

 

Mr Hackenyos Memorial Scholarship:

None

 
 

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