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The Teachers in WVHS 1976

Here is the list of our teachers and what is currently know about them, if you have updates let me know.

Wayne Valley High School Teachers

1967

Teachers in 1976  

Name

Location

Contact Info

Administration

vandykenjohn

 

John Van Dyken

 

D.

The newest wing of WVHS
is named after him

harrisonnorman

 

Norman Harrison

 

D.

sinofskykenneth

 

Kenneth Sinofsky

Pompano Beach FL

1927 – 11/27/2003

Kenneth Sinofsky, Coach of Champions – Grid Great led Wayne Valley, East Rutherford to 5 titles.

Kenneth S. Sinofsky, a legendary football coach at Wayne Valley High School, died Thursday at his winter home in Pompano Beach FL. He led teams for 5 state titles in a coaching career that spanned more than 30 years. The gymnasium at Wayne Valley is named in his honor.

(Jon Berry, Bergen Record 11/30/2003

English

ruffingrobert

 

Robert R. Ruffing

Sea Girt NJ

D. August 1988

ackroydcharles

 

Charles F. Ackroyd

Warner, NH

Retired to New Hampshire

dettelouise

 

Louise Dette

 

D. 1996

 

 

Susan Berg

   

 

 

Harold Bontekoe

   

 

  Marie H. Coen   D. July 12 1925 – April 7, 1997
    Ronald Crawford   Retired July 2010
           
    William Figg   Married Miss Ferris, then devorced
    Maureen Kane  

still lives in Packanck.

(updated on 8/2020)

   

Thomas Killeen

   
    Linda Kruzelnick    
    Christos Pavlides    
    Rosalina Primiano    
    Thomas Regan   D. Jan 21, 1947 – Aug 15, 2007
    Charles Ringle  

Lives in Fairfield

(updated on 8/2020)

    Robert Silbernagel    
    Charles Tucker   D Sept 2016

Social Studies

wagnerdavid

 

David T. Wagner

 

D. 2005

paulfred

 

Fred F Paul

 

D.

sweetmandonald

 

Donald L Sweetman

Hardwick, NJ

 

attenasiolucille

 

Lucille Attenasio

Fairlawn, NJ

Retired (was once awarded Teacher of the Year by the State of NJ).

sorockedward

sorockedward

Edward J. Sorock

Fairlawn, NJ

Retired July 1989
D: August 16, 2014 @ 91

   

John Campbell

  December 2, 1948 – April 18, 2015
    Audrey Canonico   Moved to Florida, and may be teaching there.
    Endre Krajcsovics    
    Catherine Pagano    
    Susan Schlosser    

Mathematics

 

  Joseph Breslin    

 

  Linda Chambers    

 

  Linda DeMartino    

 

  Russel DeVries   Later became Principal

 

  Elaine Gallagher    

 

  John Gross   golf and ski coach, Inducted into NJSIAA Hall of Fame in 2014

 

  Frances Hoffman    
    Patricia Knutowitz    

 

  Gerald Lash    
    Georgette Lentz    
    Vicki Musetti  

Became a guidance counselor. She lives in Fair Lawn and is on FB.

(updated on 8/2020)

    Kathleen Sexton    
    Wilhelm Tell    
    Gail Unger    

Science

weishenry

 

Henry E. Weiss

Kinnelon, NJ

D: October 15, 2014 @ 91

kiersteneleanor

 

Eleanor Kiersten

Jamesburg, NJ

D. 3/23/2011

pelakmichael

 

Michael Pelak

Franklin Lakes, NJ

D. 8/19/2004

andersoncharles

 

Charles Anderson

 

 

    Dorothy Arietta    
   

Elaine D’Amico

  D: 1998
    John Dantoni    
    Nicholas DeSantis   Retired: 2003
    Elizabeth Howson    
    Peter Michalowski    
    Robert Patalita  

Debi Van Dyke from our class.
They live in West Milford.

(updated on 8/2020)

    Kenneth Sabatino  

Is on Facebook and is in WVHS76 group

(updated on 8/2020)

    Salatore Saia    

Language

galbierczykedward

 

Edward J, Galbierczyk

 

Jun 15, 1933 – Jul 31, 2015

hardingay

 

Gay Harding

 

Reported deceased

linkmargaret

 

Margaret B. Link (Lash)

Kinnelon, NJ

 

 

  Vincene Caporusso    
    Vicki DelGiudice    
    Ginger Ferris   Married Mr Figg, then devorced
    Meryl Lynn Lipton    
    Robert Stuherck   Died in late 1980’s
    Marilyn Mezey    

Home Economics

  photo soon   Agnes Hoerner    
  photo soon   Margaret Keutgen    
  photo soon   Elaine Dourma    

Art

 

  Barbara Hughes  

divorced and is again Miss Weir
(updated 8/2020)

 

  Ruth Nielsssen  

 

    Beverly Sudol  

Now lives in Florida

(updated 8/2020)

Music

    Gerald Tedesco
Band Director 1969-2008
 

Retired in 2008

    AlfonValor  

 

Business Education

gersiebeatrice

 

Beatrice Gersie

Medford, NJ

Location confirmed. Alive and Well.

Industrial Arts

vanzweedenadrian
   

Adrian Van Zweden

West Milford, NJ

Adrian Van Zweden taught his first class when Harry Truman was in the White House, and his most recent class this month.

The ramrod-straight 92-year-old towered over a roomful of fourth-graders at Eastern Christian Elementary School in Midland Park. He was showing them his collection of colorful rocks and minerals and his big, old magnet.

“There’s something outside this magnet — I can’t see it, I can’t touch it, but I want to prove to you it’s there,” he said, milking the suspense.

He took a copper wire spooled around an iron core and swiped it by the magnet, creating sparks that prompted a giggly chorus of awesome! and cool!
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“Whoa!” Van Zweden cried. “We’re making electricity! I told you there was something there!”

Twenty-seven years after retiring as the Wayne schools’ director of career and occupational education, Van Zweden is still at it. And he still has it (NJ Record)

Died Nov 2018 at age 99!

youngjohn

photo soon  

John P. Young

 

 

gadjojoseph

 

Joseph E. Gadjo

Hawthorne, NJ

 

klasrichard

 

Richard Klas

Mahwah, NJ

 

breitingerrobert

 

Robert G. Breitinger

Lincoln Park, NJ

 

cartercharles

 

Charles Carter

 

Retired (did missionary work in South America). Lives in Tennessee.

(updated on 8/2020)

    Thomas Hudak  

Is on Facebook

(updated on 8/2020)

    Robert LaGrutta    
    Mary Last    
    Eugene Manfra  

Retired in 2001 after 31 years

1942 – 2017

 

  photo soon   William Meyer    
  photo soon   Theodore Walser    

Physical Education

paulisonsandra

 

Sandra M Paulison (Singer)

Pompton Lakes, NJ

Location confirmed

zubererernie

Photo Soon zubererernienow

Ernest Zuberer Jr.

Tampa FL

 

    Deborah Brennan    
  Photo Soon   Lewis Benfatti    
    Christine Barnish    
  Photo Soon   Steven Birchler    
  Photo Soon   Robert Bishop    
  Photo Soon   Albert Demorest    
    Fred Large    
    Joann Mosley    
    Margaret Muir    
    Susan Truncellito    
    Joseph Williams   reported deceased

Guidance

kembleluella

 

Luella J. Kemble

Lake Arial, PA

D. 3/1/2001

 

 

John Evangelista

 

 

 

  Bjorn Krause

 

D 2012

    Barbra Martinka    
    John Moros    
    Donald Turner    
    Loius Volpe  

Retired 20+ years ago and moved to Florida and later moved with his wife to Lawrence Kansas 4 years ago to near their daughter. (His wife died last year)

(updated on 8/2020)

Resource Program

 

 

James Cody

 

Now lives in Florida

(updated 8/2020)

Mrs. Sadollah runs her own business and is on FB.
Mr. Kistner
Mr. Merkel
Mrs. Lipari, the Librarian