Class Will

Class of 1958 Will and Prophecy

We, the Seniors of Summit High School, of the City of Summit, County of Union, State of New Jersey, being of sound mind, do make, publish, and declare this our last will and testament.  We leave our possessions to our successors as follows, in hope that they will make good use of them.


To make the last first, Louis Zichichi leaves his sincere friendship and school spirit to all the Juniors;  Rodrigo Abrahams has promised to post a list of his practical assumptions in Mr. Reeve’s next year’s physics classes;  Bill Amberg leaves his singing talent to Davis Van Winkle; Gretchen Anderson donates her insane logic to Owen Hughes; Virginia Arato wills her big green eyes to Carole Smith; Terry Bace leaves her shy mannerisms to Mary Reimer; Bob Bellmore and Bill Snyder loan the use of their cars to the “Teens for Safe Driving Club”; Arnold Besier refuses to leave his trophy-making talent to next year’s boys because he doubts their cereal-bowl potential; Barbara Birch leaves her curly pony tail to Debbie Neher; Catherine Buffo leaves the city to any witty Junior girl; Lynn Boyd would like to sell, will, give, donate, or foist off on anyone her bomb, the “Black Mariah”; Bobbie Breur leaves the empty bed in the medical room to next year’s post-operatives; Blair Burton Brown leaves his bamboo blow gun to Bill Burke; Gary Bruhns wills his C.A.P. cap to Bill Munson; Judy Burrows, Jane Thomas, Dick Orr, Sue, and Gil donate their down-shifting in a VW to next year’s hot rods; Dave Callahan leaves his Florida souvenirs with Paulsons; Tony Cardone gives his bathmat to the tenderfooted freshmen; and Jean Caparoso promises to give lessons to next year’s hockey goalie.


Glen Carlson leaves his dancing prowess to Mr. Barclay; Lois Chandler wills the ideas of her changing hairdos to Glen Carins; imaginative John Chesler suggests a name for next year’s mascot – Alfred E. Inferior; Mickey Colangelo donates his physique to Bill Jones; Dick Connell leaves his promising future at Kent Place to Dave Hebble; Barbara Connelly leaves her recently acquired beauty mark to Arlene Dusik; Clif Covey bequeaths his baton to Alex Segal; Mary Ann Critelli, the original “Light and Bright” girl, leaves her sun-bleached hair to Cynthia Harris; Joni Dean swings her pocketbook to the meek; Judy Deitrich and Bill Wald loan their romantic moods to Ann and George; Edgar Davis gives a bottle of pomade to his brother Allen; Anthony DiGirolomo gladly leaves a pair of crutches to Tom Mettee; Fran DiParisi donates one hundred Trost number cards to the snack bar in the cafeteria; Bob Duncan leaves his devoted afternoons in the physics room with Mr. Reeves to Tom Knoth; Deedee Echlund will give her tear-soaked Milwaukee Pennant to any die-hard Yankee fan; Pete Eddy leaves his hoarded money bags to Mr. Kandrat’s Cadillac Fund; Nancy Englund and Barbara Saler will their infectious giggles to anyone with a bad sense of humor; Betty Farrell endows her proficiency behind the wheel to Marie Earl; Gail Ferry donates her famous mint green gym suit to Miss Kirk’s box for the forgetful Juniors and Sophomores; Lois FitzSimons wills her vivacious Charleston to Jackie Rosler; Susan Fletcher leaves her library stamp to Judy Matthews; Carol Formichella and Cathy Iannello will their sparkling engagement rings to Sally Ann Amatucci; cool Allan Fox donates his collegiate wardrobe to Steve Marinaccio; Nancy Freeman leaves her dexterity on the stage to Ginny Shaw; Ray Gelormini leaves with Chickie; Betsy Gensemer donates her superlatives to that wonderful, marvelously superb track star Tony Gass; Werner Gerling wills a canister of coffee beans to the hungry fourth period study hall; Jim Ginn loans one pair of white pants from the D.Q. in Beach Haven to Paul Ellis; Ethyl Griffin leaves her desire to be a doctor to Dennis Ritchie; Ann Griswold donates one half of a Senior Theme to anyone willing to finish it; and Irene Guisti gives all her lavender clothes to Gary “Stretch” Hallingse to match his lavender sweater.


Michal Hall donates four used permits to Mr. Ahern’s file; Louise Harris leaves with the sign of the Z; Rose Marie Hess and Gloria Stavenick will their demureness to Ruth Ann Howe; Margaret Hoglund leaves her engineering mind to any girl who wants to pass physics; Ann Howard takes her title of “Sweetheart of Sigma Chi” right along with her; Carol Israel refuses to leave her car but will donate the memories and songs to any four girls who would like to go to Washington during their Spring vacation; Dolores Janelli wills her autographs from “The West Side Story” stars to Carolyn Booth, who will always treasure them; Louis Johnson leaves a folded rebel flag to any damn Yankee who’s MAD enough to come and get it; Johnnie Johnston gives his dexterity in soccer and one iron toe to Pete Hawley, hoping for another State Championship; Ted Judson leaves his old worn-out golf balls, one red license, Alice, and his coolness as he breezes away to Glick; Judy Karr wills all of her energy to Judy Carter; Karol Kennedy leaves a job at Lillian’s, her youth, a closet full of clothes, green eyes, and one small brother to anyone who has the energy; Elaine Kinley and Coriner Steplight will their cheering ability and enthusiasm to Sandi and Sally; Bob Kubach donates one autographed baseball to Mickey Mantle.


Norman Lavery leaves his out-of-town girls to the out-of-town boys; Linda Lewis donates her pretty sister; Skip Long leaves her tiny waist to Beverly Jones; Carol Lepore has already given a bag of her original tricks to her brother; Carolyn Luther leaves a ticket to Bethlehem to a Lehigh aspirant; Frank Mahoney would like to leave his extra tooth to a girl on his block; Joan Marcelliano leaves her high bowling scores to Judy Davies; Judy McFarland leaves one slightly used bridge table to those Goren Fans; Holly McMahon donates one petite bag of bones to Tracy Rhoad; LuLu McNair wills her spotlight with the dance band to Joan Tuohig; Joyce McLaughlin loans her wide-eyed look to Janice Metash; Jon Meincke leaves his shovel; Priscilla Minor donates her “Red Cheetah” hair rinse to Judy Meinert; mature Charlie Mixon leaves his acute observation powers (the bases are loaded – yes, and there’s a man on third too); Connie Mitchell loans a sympathetic shoulder for the Junior girls to cry on now that the Senior boys are leaving; Philip Mooradian is leaving – and that’s all the administration asks for; Judy Murray leaves confusion to Judy Murray; Frank Natale wills his ivy-league look, and David Mele loans his wise cracks to Beans Lepore; Sandy Newberry and Mary Ann Jones will their famous and stimulating diets to Slenderella; Jane Ozenburger leaves wearing her hand-knitted BEVO sweater; Robina Noel and Barbara Cox donate their watercolors to Gail Davies; Bev Papio wills her beautiful figure to Beth Thonig.


Ward Parkin leaves his brother to take his place in the future years; Fred Peterman, more popularly known as “Bug”, leaves his TV personality to Carol Montouri; Steve Pierce wills his foreign intrigue to Mary Jane Nittel; Connie Ponzio wills her constant chattering to Ruthie Geise; Louise Potter leaves a blast in full swing; Linda Schmidt dedicates her pioneering spirit in a chemise to Brenda Melillo; John Pugh donates his lawn mowers to the House and Grounds Committee; Inge Queda leaves her cute accent and blond ponytail to Marlies Homelau; Phyllis Roberts gives a slightly used sailor hat to Chris Columbus in the auditorium; Bruce Ruhnke leaves Bailey Ellard to Marie Zotti; Brant Sayer leaves a hearty hi and “all kinds of noise” to the cheering squad for the pep rallies; Donna Schrock wills her Stu weekends at Amherst to Lynn Hullet; Bill Sigler would like to leave his cast in the trophy case; Susie Skiles leaves two-thirds of a trio behind—she’s going on to better things—a quartet; Bob Smartt gives his proficiency behind stage to Pierre Landrieu; John Soward wills his naughty grin and all his ideas to Chip Madden; Fred Stauder just leaves all the girls; while Al Stober in desperation donates $.37 to Mr. McCellan; Jenifer Tatlock leaves a wide assortment of used casts, crutches, wheelchairs and hangnails to Mrs. Matthews.


Willis Tilman would like to donate his panther tattoo to Roy Young; Leroy Towsley leaves a seat in study hall and a pair of blue pants; Jane Veazie wills all of her efforts and talents for journalism to next years layout staff; Louie Vecchia loans his John Wayne look to anyone big enough to handle it; Rochelle Walden donates her Rumplestilskin hat from her radio production to Linda Bullock; Ralph Walker leaves his guitar, pick, and deep singing voice to Harvey Snyder; Kay Wallis gives her huge supply of chewing gum to Mr. Roupp; Wolfgang Wilhelm wills his accordion to Nancy Jaycox; Charlie Wolff leaves one slightly battered crash helmet to Sara Covolt; Doug Woodring dedicates his recently published book A Thousand and One Impossible Questions to any Junior who wants to confuse his teachers; Robert Wrathall wills his ingenuity in science to Clark Torrell; Mike Yannacone leaves his title “Tarzan of the Gridiron” to John Schieppe.


As a whole the class of ’58 leaves its spectacular scholastic achievement, perverted leadership, spirit, and instead of a trophy case, a few new trophies.


                        Signed and approved on this day, May 30, 1958


                                                                   Herbert Schmidt

                                                                   Senior Class President