MPHS 1961
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VINTAGE & Misc Photos of our Classmates
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PHOTOS
SOME OF OUR TEACHERS
ADAIR Mike / AHEARN Pat
AMBRO Wanda / BARGER Jean
BEAUCHAMP Art / BENEDETTO Gerry
BIANCARDI Romy / BOYKO Judy
BRANDSTADTER Nancy / BREITHAUPT Mary Lou
CAMPBELL Bev / CHILSON Barb
CIMINO Jim / CLIFFORD Charlie
CONKLIN Bud / COOMBER Jan
COOPER Jim / COOPER Rick
CORN Stu / COVENY George
CRAIG Bill / CRONK Len
CURRY Ray / DEGENAARS Dick
DUBY Joan / EGGERT Jim
ELDRIDGE Dick / ELSASSER Rich
ELVIN Ken / FARISSIER Wayne
FARNKOFF Irene / FARRELL Warren
FELLS Jim / FIORI Donna
FISHER Mary / GARRETT Kay
GERS Jeannine / GIBSON Charlotte
GNADE George / GOULD Russ
GRASS Linda / GREENWOOD Judy
GREIFF Nancy / GRIMM Mary Ellen
HAMPEL Ed / HANAS Lillian
HARRIS Dick / HARRISON Ruth
HERON Anne / HOERNER Bourgi
HUBBARD Diane / HUBLER Sylvia
HUELSTER Peggy / HUNTER Becky
HUTCHINSON Boib / JELLIFFE Pait
JEWETT Bob / JOHNSON Judy
JORDON Bruce / JUNTA Beverley
KAY Dan / KAY Dave
KELLER Kathy / KIHM Nancy
KINGSLAND Frank / KINNEY Jeff
KNACK Linda / KNYFD Jewel Ann
KOEHLER Karen / LANGERLAAN Jim
LAUDATO Anthony / LAUT Lisa
LeBARON Bobbie / LINNARTZ George
LOCHRIE Carol / MAGGI Nancy
extra
MALTESE Diane / MANNA Don
McLAUGHLIN Rich / McKIM Bonnie
MENNING Chuck / MERBOTH Lynne
MEYERS Shirley / MILLER Ken
MILLER Ned / MILLINGTON Joe
MILNAMOW Dick / MOORE Ron
MOREL Doris / MURPHY Tammy
NADAS Denis / NAGELHOUT Betty
NAUTA Charlene / NESSLEIN Alynne
NIBLETTE Bob / NICKELSBERG Jost
NOBLE Lyn / NSUBA Emmanuel
PAOLILLO Chris / PERINO Stan
PETERS Ron / PISCITELLO Vinnie
PORTLEY Pete / POST Beverley
POTTER Russ / PUFAHL Gini
PYLE John / RINKER Carolyn
RIPKA Paul / RIZZUTO Pat
extra
RUSSELL June / RUSSELL Ruth
St CYR Bob / SCHOONMAKER Olive
SCOTT Bob / SERMEUS Jean
SHEARD Pat / SMITH Carol
SMITH Orrie / SMITH Tom
SPENCER Gladys / SPINWEBER Dotty
SPOERER Nancy / STARK Pat
STONEHOUSE Al / STRACHER Bob
STREELMAN Dennis / STRUCK Marie
TERHUNE Linda / THOMPSON Edith
TURNBULL Ann / VERDUIN Janice
WALSH Loretta / WENZ Fred Jr
WHITELY Colleen / WIERDO Mary Anne
WILLIAMS Peggy / WILSON Bob
WITTE Pat / WOLFF Dotty
ZACCO John / ZIMMERMAN Al
The REUNION Place
ZACCO John / ZIMMERMAN Al

141,  142.   THE CLASSMATES SHOWN ON THIS PAGE ARE:   John Zacco and Alan Zimmerman



141.  ZACCO, John

     In September 2014, John and Janet moved to their new home on Maple Avenue in Waldwick, NJ


PHOTOS
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PROFILE:

"Graduated from MPHS and went to work at the Ford Motor Company plant in Mahwah for a year.  Then went to Montclair State College and graduated with a BA in Fine Arts.

Married Janet Kirk in 1967 and began teaching career in Waldwick High School.  Taught there for 30 years.  Coached football and basketball at the high school.  Awarded "Teacher of the year" during my career. 

Have two daughters (Julia [Pignatelli]  and Jennifer [Pignatelli]) who married brothers.  Also have five grandchildren (Samantha, Alexa, Gianna, Joey & Johnny), ranging in age from 15 down to 5 yrs old).

Retired at 54 years of age, and love every day of retirement !

I enjoy spending time with my family, and going down to our condo in South Jersey.

In September 2014, moved back to Waldwick to be near our kids and grandkids!  We're on Maple Avenue.







142. 
ZIMMERMAN, Alan  ---  died in the service of his country

      Alan married Peggy Williams, also a member of MPHS Class of 1961.
 

 
In February 1967, Alan Zimmerman gave his life for our country while serving on Active Military Duty in the Vietnam conflict.   He is survived by his wife, Peggy Williams Zimmerman (also MPHS Class of 1961).

1st Lieutenant Alan H. Zimmerman


-----  May he forever Rest in Peace  -----


(image of part of the amazing remembrance wall of the "traveling" Vietnam War Memorial ...... )






The Memorial Service Brochure:





The following information was obtained from the "Virtual Wall" website, which commemorates those American's who gave their lives in the Vietnam conflict:
www.virtualwall.org/dz/ZimmermanAH01a.htm

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ALAN H ZIMMERMAN,  First Lieutenant
283RD MED DET, 498TH MED CO, 55TH MED GRP, USARV
Army of the United States
05 March 1943 - 02 February 1967
Midland Park, New Jersey



On 02 Feb 1967 the 283rd Medical Detachment, a component of the 498th Medical Company (Air Ambulance), had a medevac helicopter shot down in Bien Hoa Province. The Huey, UH-1D tail number 65-12881, was hit by .51 caliber heavy machine-gun fire and went in from about 800 feet. All aboard the aircraft were killed.

The Vietnam Helicopter Pilots' Association database associates only the four 283rd Med Det crewmen with this incident:

    • CPT Joe R. Fulghum, Murfreesboro, TN, pilot;
    • 1LT Alan H. Zimmerman, Midland Park, NJ, copilot;
    • SP4 Thomas M. Martinez, Pensacola, FL, medic; and
    • PFC Philip H. Johnson, Redondo Beach, CA, crew chief.
However, two other men died under exactly the same circumstances, described as being passengers in a helicopter shot down in Bien Hoa Province on 02 Feb.   Since UH-1D tail number 65-12881 is the only known helicopter loss in Bien Hoa,  the conclusion is that these two men were also onboard that same aircraft:
    • CPT Marion G. Runion, Radford, VA, B Co, 1st Med Bn, and
    • PFC Luis G. Mora, Columbia, A Co, 3rd Bn, 39th Infantry

USARV 498TH MED CO
Army
                    Aviator

Purple Heart, Air Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam
                    Campaign