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Saint Paul's Academy Class of 1973
Travis Comerford Memorial Tree planted June 2011 by Trinity Catholic School Children
Sister Liz Snyder and Sister Anne Collins served our St. Paul's students in the 1970's.
Sister Elizabeth Snyder (formerly Sister Lisette) said a lifelong love of learning started when she was just a young girl attending a small country school.
"It was a family-based Catholic school and as I remember, the education I received there helped me build confidence and study skills," Sister Snyder recalled.
She continued that love of education by becoming a Sister of St. Joseph and pursuing a ministry as a teacher at St. Monica and Blessed Sacrament, Rochester;St. Paul's Academy, Oswego; Our Lady of Lourdes, Brighton; and as principal at Nazareth Hall Middle School.
She retired from education after 15 years of teaching and 31 years of being a principal.
"My ministry and story continue as I now am engaged in hospitality ministry at our motherhouse under the title of house director," she explained. "Only our gracious God knows what will unfold in my life along the journey of service for him through others."
Sister Ann Collins (formerly Sister Lambert) believes education is the perennial "need of the day." Throughout her religious life, she has been engaged in the ministry of education, elementary and secondary.
Sister Collins has ministered at St. John the Evangelist, Greece; St. James, Waverly; St. Paul's Academy, Oswego; and St. Ambrose and the Nazareth Schools, Rochester. She is currently on sabbatical.
Reflecting on her 50th jubilee, Sister Collins noted why the SSJs are special.
"To this day, I admire my sisters in community, those who use their gifts and talents unstintingly in service to others, whether it be as educators, pastoral ministers, health-care providers or missionaries," she said. "I also admire the fact that each sister has the freedom to invest herself in work that best expresses her God-given talents."
Saint Paul's Academy Class of 1966
Robert J Ormsby Sr
Graduated 1948 after 9 yrs.
Kindergarten to ninth grade.
Retired crane operator in Florida
Hello My Name is Miranda Fenske, I attended St Mary's from Pre-K-5th Grade, those years were from 1988-1996.
James Russell English
I was both surprised and happy to find this site. The years that I spent @ SPA were great. The nuns and priest there made a major impact on my life and I will always be grateful to them.
I went from OHS to the USMC and have not really been back to Oswego since. I have been married to my lovely wife Peggy for 47 years and have two children Thomas & Pamela. I also have been blessed with five grandchildren.
I would be glad to hear from any of my classmates. Of course I still remember you as a bright shiny faced student!
James Russell English
Name: Amanda Fisher
Graduated St. Paul's Academy 1989
My name is Amanda (Mandy) Fisher and I am a graduate of St. Paul's Academy, class of 1989! I know that because of my early experience with such a wonderful school and church, I am where I am today because of those experiences. I mostly remember Mr. Lagoe, my Physical Education Teacher for 7 years there. I am now a Kindergarten-5th Grade Elementary Physical Education Teacher too! I have begun my 12th year of teaching and I teach at Naramake Elementary School in Norwalk, CT. I have a Masters Degree in Health Education and a Bachelors Degree in Physical Education. I was a 4 year college athlete as well, in swimming. I am preparing to run my third full marathon in January. My teachers were Mrs. Wright (k), Mrs Carroll (1st), Mrs Alfred (2nd), Mrs. Keen (3rd and 4th grades), Mrs. Podewils (5th) and Mrs. Fritton (6th grade). Mrs. Trent was my art teacher. What fond memories I have from those years!
Name: Nicholas Conaway
Graduated St. Paul's: 1993
I live in Oswego, NY where I am a Nuclear Plant Operator at the James A. Fitzpatrick plant. I married Maria Ponzi in 2007 and we just had our first child Carter Nicholas April 14th, 2011.
I have many great memories of my years at Saint Paul's, mostly outside of the office where Mrs. Tynan and I became close friends. Ha ha. St. Paul's was truly a wonderful place to go to school and will always remain a special part of my life.
Name: Jerome F. Weber
Completed 8th grade in 1943 and moved to Utica, NY.
M.A., St. Bonaventure U., 1955. Ordained a priest of the diocese in 1956.
Published "A Gregorian Chant Discography" in 1990.
Winner of the ARSC Award for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research in the category of classical music in 1991.
Name: Sister Claire T. Weber, CSJ
Moved to Utica and entered Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (Troy/Albany) in 1949.
Taught business in diocesan high schools for 20 years (Bishop Grimes, Rome Catholic HS, Cathedral HS Albany, Cardinal McCloskey HS Albany, St. Columba Schenectady) and 5 years at Utica Free Academy(!)
Worked in business office of College of Saint Rose 1959-66. M.A., College of Saint Rose, 1965.
Business manager of Catholic Schools of Rome NY (1989- )
Name: LeRoy T. Kelly
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ (Jersey Shore)
Graduated from State University at Oswego in 1958.
Taught Graphic Arts at Jonas E. Salk High in Levittown, NY Military Service until 1962
Went to Hazlet Township School District in Hazlet, NJ in 1962 and am currently the Director of Technology...after having served as teacher, coach, administrator and just about everything else...
Married to the former Joan Masanet from Edison NJ. and have three sons, Michael 31, Christopher 28 and Kevin 26.
Comments: On the contrary, Tiefke was not Sister Scholastica's favorite student...Donny Cuyler and Joe Barry both share that honor and the scars to prove it.....Denny Kirk was a close second...
St. Paul's - 1971
Name: Roberta Lill Ruggio
Went on to nursing school in Syracuse at St. Joe's.
Married Al Ruggio and have 3 children.
We live in Hicksville Long Island, but plan to return to Oswego to build our home after Al retires.
Name: Dan Chetney
230 E. Ninth St.
Comments: I agree that Fred Tiefke was Sr. Scholastica's favorite.
Name: Fred M. Teifke
Occupation: Retired Chemical Plant Manager
Comments: I don't imagine the supply room in the Principal's office has been as clean since I departed from St. Paul's..........
St. Paul's - 1976
Name: Thomas J. O'Neil
Occupation: Retired Middle School Science Teacher (Liverpool)
I was the fourth of my family to go through St. Paul's. My older sisters Sally, Patty and Cathy preceded me. Cathy preceded me by only one year - we were in some of the same classes together. Those were the days when some of the the nun's taught two classes of 30 each simultaneously - even different grade levels! All of my younger siblings also went to St. Paul's - Sandy, Mickey, Artie, and Jerry O'Neil. I went on to Oswego Catholic High School and then to Oswego State where I majored in chemistry. I then became a science teacher at Liverpool Middle School. I taught there for 34 years and am now retired. I spend my time maintaining and creating web pages for the school I retired from and various other groups. I have a wife, Kim, who is a teacher in Liverpool, and two daughters, Kathleen, in ninth grade, and Erin, in sixth grade (I married late!). I have fond memories of St. Paul's and I think that I received a first class education there. I remember Sister Mary David more than any of the other nuns - I had her for three different years! I also had a crush on her! I also remember Sister Scholastica - who had a fierce reputation but who was not really that bad, after all. I never saw more misbehavior in any of my other classes than in hers. I also remember Sister Mary Gerald. I still live in Liverpool, New York, and my kids go to Liverpool schools.
Name: Monica Riley Byrne
Graduated from Oswego Catholic High School in 1960, Nazareth College of Rochester in 1964 with a B.A. in French; taught French in Newfield, New York 1964-65. Moved to Orlando, FL with my husband and first daughter (Margaret Mary AKA Peggy) in 1966. M.Ed. from the University of Central Florida in 1990 in Instructional Technology, Educational Media. I am currently a media specialist at Winter Springs High School in Winter Springs, FL. We make our home in Longwood, Fl, outside of Orlando. My husband is a lawyer, graduate of St. John Fisher College and Cornell University Law School. We have two other daughters: Katherine (Katie) and Elizabeth (Betsy), and our first grandchild, Riley James Bassett, born Aug. 14, 1997.(son of Peggy and Jim Bassett).
I remember several of the nuns: Sr. Ambrosine, Sr. Mary Gerald, Sr. Mary David, Sr. Louise, and of course, Sr. Scholastica.
My sisters Martha Riley Andreo SPA'63 and Meg Riley Schneider SPA'64 and I are fourth-generation graduates of SPA. My mother, Anne Riley, taught third and fourth grade at St. Paul's between 1962 and 1967. At the time, there were only four lay teachers: Mary McElhone, Lillian Burke, mom, and then Carol Alfred. Our father, Francis T. Riley, his mother, Florence Hoey Riley, and her father, Henry Hoey, were all graduates of St. Paul's. St. Paul's Academy provided us with a strong educational background upon which to build. We are very grateful.
Name: Gene Simmons
Left St. Paul's:1958
I attended St. Paul's up to 1958 when my step-father was transferred to Germany. I was adopted shortly after that. My name is Eugene William Simmons, but when I went to St. Paul's, my last name was Oeinck and I went by my middle name, William. I would be interested to know if I appear on any records and if St. Paul's has a reunion. I currently work in civil engineering for the US Air Force at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Virginia.
Gene Simmons Programmer 1CES/CECP 4-1394
Name: Kathleen Reed
Graduated From St. Paul's :1959
Attended Oswego School of Practical Nursing and graduated in 1967, graduated Oswego High School in 1965. Married and had four children and am now proud grandmother of seven. Live in the south and am now a paralegal. Would love to hear from old friends.
Name: Peter Russell
Graduated:1959, OCHS 1964, Vietnam 1967/68.
Married to Linda Phelps from Fulton. We have three children Ellen Burdick, Richard Russell, Stephen Russell and one GRANDdaughter, Mattie Burdick. I live in Minetto and I am a partner in a machine shop in Fulton, Fulton Tool Co. SPA gave me a great education and a sense of responsibility that helps me every day.
Name: Michael Bendzunas
My early years at St. Paul's probably were some of the best years of my life. The instruction that I got was invaluable when I had to address some of the problems I have encountered in later life.
Name: Tom Butera
While surfing the net I was amazed to find St Paul's web page. It really brought back many fond memories of days long gone by. The picture of the old church was fantastic. That is the way I remember it. I graduated from there in 1963. My God that was awhile back! My days there were happy days. I especially remember my 8th grade teacher, Sr. Pierre. She taught me many things but most important to have faith in myself. I don't know if she is still with us, but if she is, and she can read this, Thank you for being my teacher. I also remember the CYO Basketball games. Especially the ones against our arch rivals St. Johns. For those of you who remember that, need I say more. Well now I'm all grown up, at least that's what they tell me: with a wife, 3 grown children and 2 grand children. We live in Boynton Beach, Fl.
Name: Marty Enwright
Oswego Catholic High School 1968
Jefferson Community College 1970 A.S
State University College-Oswego 1972 BS.-ED.
Taught 7th and 8th Grade at St. Paul's Academy 1973-75. My oldest son Marty IV., and daughter Kara graduated from St. Paul's and attended BCHS until closure in 1992. My son Brandon will graduate from St. Paul's 6th Grade in June 1998. My wife Linda has served on St. Paul's School Board and Home and School Association for many years. Have worked in Training for the Nuclear Power Industry for 21 years, and am currently working at the James A. Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant near Oswego.
Name: Raymond A. Furniss
Graduated: Completed 8th grade in 1968
Occupation: Construction Worker/Musician
Comments: St Paul's Parish and School have always been special to me. They have always felt like my home. Our daughter Colleen, is currently in sixth grade and she to will soon become an alumni. A fact of which I am very proud. I would be remiss if I did not thank Sister Justine, Sister Ann and Sister Elizabeth, three of the best teachers I ever had.
Name: Jeff Burke
What a surprise to find a link to my "old school". And what should I see first in the Alumni section but someone I recognize in the picture. Paul grew up down the street from me. I am a 1969 graduate currently living near Lancaster, Pa. I've settled down into a career in data processing managing the computer systems for a world size printing company. I have no outstanding claim to fame other than getting married (and staying married to the same woman for 21 years - a St. Mary's graduate) and raising two great sons who attend our local Catholic elementary school. Should any of my teachers ever stop by this site, I'd love to get in contact with them. I'd especially love hearing from "Sister Justine". I'm sure she'll remember Frank Ellen and myself. I can be e-mailed at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name: Will Navagh
Graduated: St. Paul's - 1970, OHS - 1974, SUNY Geneseo - 1978
Currently work as a Topo/Design Surveyor for Modi Engineering of Syracuse. Married Peggy White of Fulton (Immaculate Conception class of 1971). We have 2 kids Eric Thomas who is 10 and Lindsay Elizabeth age 6. We have lived in Fulton for about 10 years now though we are in Oswego regularly.
Those times were pretty special in the 60's at SPA though I didn't know it at the time. We had 3 great teachers in Sisters Justine, Elizabeth and Ann. The class trips, the dances, the play competition and the skating parties with St. John's and St. Mary's don't seem like such distant memories after browsing the SPA web site. I still count quite a few people from those days among my closest friends. I would love to hear from any of the SPA Alum out there especially the class of 70!
Name: Deborah A Tuso
Occupation: Calculation Clerk 1, SUNY Oswego
Name: Judy (Tuso) Enwright
Occupation: St. Paul's Teachers Aide!
Comments: It just so happens that I now work here. I am an Aide in 3 & 4 year old Pre-School classes, and this year I am working with the 2nd grade class. I have sent all four of our children to St. Paul's, the older one's are in college, and High School and I have a 6th grader at St. Paul's. IT'S A GREAT SCHOOL.
Name: Paul Heagerty
After high school I moved to San Diego California where I continued to play rock and roll music. I was a delivery driver for 11 years during the day and played music at night. My son Paul was born in 1988.
Name: Richard (Dicky) Schuler
After SPA and BCHS I attended Mohawk Valley CC where I received a AAS Degree in Mechanical Technology. (1980) After MVCC I worked for Black Claussen in Fulton for 3 short months. I then went to work for IBM in Poughkeepsie NY as a Mechanical Designer. I worked in Poughkeepsie. In 1986 I transferred with IBM to Owego NY where I worked as a Quality Engineer on Defense Programs. After I decided I had enough of working for a large company and red tape, I left IBM and took a position with Hartzell Mfg. in Minnesota. This is where I currently reside with my wife Debbie (Coyer of Oswego) and 2 sons Trevor and Tyler. We have been in the Midwest for 2 years and really enjoy the laid back life style. I have been active coaching youth sports for 18 years and coach both boys in Hockey, Soccer and Football. I still enjoy cars and racing but have taken up quieter sports such as boating and fishing. I still miss the Rudy's fish fry and have some sent to me each summer.
Name: Tony Tuso
Occupation: Oswego County BOCES Web Master
I recently graduated from Bryant & Stratton Business Institute, with an Associates Degree in Microcomputer Systems Management. Presently I am the Web Master At Oswego County BOCES.
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St. Paul's taught me many things, one thing being, hide all 6 inch rulers! *OUCH!*
Name: Mike Chetney
OHS Class of 1981
BSME - Clarkson University 1985
Maintenance Leader at Dow Chemical - Joliet Facility - Joliet, IL
Phone: (815) 423-2681 - FAX: (815) 423-5598
Name: Kenneth "Mike" Costello
Occupation: In charge of shipping for an Aerospace Company
Comments: "Anyone that can survive Sr. Jean and Sr. Pat from SPA's past can survive anything."
Name: Mary Lynne Stevenson.
I attended SPA for Kindergarten through second grade (1973-775) and when we moved to the west side, my brothers Michael and David and I attended St. Mary's. I was in the last eighth grade graduating class of St. Mary's in 1980. Graduated from Bishop Cunningham HS in 1986, and Nazareth College in 1990 with my masters in 1991. I received a degree in Psychology, Elementary Education and Special Education from Nazareth and now teach first grade at Kingsford Park School in Oswego. I cherish the memories of SPA and St. Mary's and I still enjoy the many friendships I made.
Name: Kevin Chetney
Occupation: Engineer at Carrier
Age - 31, married 1 1/2 Years. We currently live in Syracuse
phone: # 315-699-0044
Name: Carla "Weber" Glenn
I graduated from St. Paul's in 1981. Went to OHS and graduated in 1985. Was in the US Navy from 1988 - 1992. I have been married for 12 1/2 years and have three boys. I currently live in Tulsa, OK. If you wish to contact me you can email me!
Would love to hear from some of my old friends.
Name: Daniel Laird
Currently attending SUNY Oswego, majoring in Accounting.
I really miss my years at SPA, and cherish all the memories I hold from there. I think about my old teaches frequently, and miss all of them too. But the friendships I built within SPA with friends and faculty alike are what I miss the most.
Name: James Guynn, Jr.
Student: Oswego High School
Name: Nick Enwright
Student: Oswego High School
Name: Robbie Guynn
Student: Oswego High School
Name: Johnny A. Musacchio
Student: Oswego High School
I am a member of the St. Paul's Sr. Choir and the St. Paul's Bell Choir. I play the guitar, piano, and I sing. I mainly play blues music. I will soon have a web page about Stevie Ray Vaughan, who was possibly the best guitar player who ever lived. My web page is: http://www.geocities.com/bourbonstreet/delta/9676
God Bless you, your family, and SPA.