Hello Classmates!


We are lest then 2 weeks from our 80th Birthday Party


SATURDAY, July 20,2024

Saturday night meal will no longer be held at Mix’s Tavern 

because we are now at least an 80 count 

which they are not able to handle on a busy Saturday, Summer night.


We have secured a new venue

the Clubhouse at Nate’s Floral Estates

205 Cecil Malone Drive 

Ithaca, New York 14850

Handicap Accessible

This Trailer Park Clubhouse is behind Wegman’s off of Meadow Street. 

It should be perfect, cozy spot for our event.

Parking is limited, Car Pool if you can


Here is the schedule for Saturday evening

5:30 pm -6:30 pm Check in, cocktails (BYOB) cups and ice will be furnished.

Much conversation, hugs and greetings. Cheese, cracker and more.

6:30 PM -7:45 pm Casual Dinner Buffet, a variety of tastes and treats

8:00 pm Celebration Birthday Cake and singing

8:30 pm 1962 Triva, no winner, just for fun

9:00 pm Clean up. (Volunteers welcome!)

9:30 pm: Close the door and go home! Get ready for Sunday


SUNDAY, July 21,2024



11 am – UNTIL?


June 22, 1944 – October 21, 2023

A dedication ceremony for Darlene’s commemorative bench

located next to Rita Riley Nicholas’s bench facing Cayuga Lake,

Will be officiated by our Class President Thomas McCarthy

and we hope to have members of Darlene’s family present.


The Saturday night event will be at no addition charge to classmates that have paid for the Sunday luncheon, many thanks to our generous, fellow classmates. It will not be possible for classmates to attend Saturday without paying for Sunday ($35.00 per person.) Limited space is available for classmates who are not already signed up for the two day event.


To secure a space, for anyone not already signed up, 

please complete the attached registration form, 

add your check (payable to IHS Class of 1962) for $35.00 per person and mail to:

Dick Dropkin, PO Box 59, Union Springs, NY 13160


Dress for both events will be business casual.


Saturday’s event will be catered by Gray and Rogers Catering Limited, 

well known foodies from Asheville, NC. You will love it!


If you have moved, got a new phone or email address, please forward updated information

to Diana Derr Buckingham at:

mamabuck@twcny.rr.com. Text or call (607) 339-3815


If you know of anyone who passed away and is not on the memorial list 

on our website https://ithaca1962.com/memorials please let Diana know.


Party Committee: Dick Dropkin – Chairman, Bob Fabricatore, Hap Gray, Tom McCarthy, Bill Thomas and Diana Derr Buckingham

To begin, press the Classmate Info tab and select Register. Then enter your vital information...name, address, phone, e-mail, etc. Everyone on this site is a member of the Class of 1962 and we've all known you as a teenager, so there can't possibly be anything to be embarrassed about at this point in your life.
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