LATEST NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
for the 226
May 17, 2023
Today I received the Spring 2023 edition of the Alumni Journal. It is a very beautiful publication with all the up-to-date news from CHS. As always I check the obituary section in case I have to update our 226 class with sad news of classmates passing away.
In this issue I learned that classmate Reid Beck had passed away. The tragic cause of death was murder. Apparently his own daughter killed both Reid and his wife, Miriam, in their Abington, PA home in January. Links to the online sources detail this grisly tragedy and are on his memorial page that I am building this week... click here.
January 23, 2023
I was in Vienna for 90 days, the limit permitted with an American passport and I am now in FLORIDA.
My goal is to catch up on posting material that has been sent to me while I was in Europe.
Today I have posted a great photo from 1963 of our freshman class with names ending in "k" and "l."
THANK YOU Anthony Lamberti for sending this image (small image here, big image is posted
on PAGE 3, the class DIRECTORY). Go look!
(Class Directory, The 226th Class in alphabetical order, all 482+ classmates)
More posts will be made this week.
photo courtesy of Anthony Lamberti, 226
June 08, 2022
I am back in the USA! My adventures began on March 11, 2020 when I left Philly for Vienna.
We landed in Lisbon, Portugal to news that during our flight all US airports had shut down.
Then I got my flight to Vienna and landed as the last airplane before Austria shut down, wow!
I went to my apartment and then shopping for groceries only to find out that all shops were closing
at the end of the day. Thus began COVID-19 - and my two year adventure in Vienna. My friends in Vienna
have been exceptional in caring for me, vielen danke leute! The Austrian government gave me vaccinations.
Back in the USA for just one week and WHAMMO - I get the COVID virus and am now recovering in Florida.
Last weekend the class had a reunion in New Jersey and I hope that some of you write reviews for me to post with photos.
Two recent emails were received with updates for this site including a friend of Maurice Unthank learning of his passing
and news that Barton Gold had passed away. Everyone check in with me this summer, please. Send news to post. Tschuss!
writing from Orando, Florida, June 08, 2022
March 24, 2022
I found the school newspaper, The CENTRALIZER online today.
It has been online since 2015, so take a look to see what is happening at Central.
The CENTRALIZER online
January 28, 2022
Sunday, May 22, 2022
INVITATION to ATTEND
1750 Clements Bridge Rd
Deptford, NJ 08096
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (13:00-16:00)
Cost: $55.00 per person
Luncheon buffet, Cash bar
Make your check payable to CHS 226 and send to:
1661 Covington RD
Yardley, PA 19067
For more information contact Zack:
PS: While you are at it - send me something for the website, your autobiography, photos, and updated information on classmates,
including obituary information in case you have news we missed.
226 Class QUESTIONNAIRE. Please go here, fill it out and return to Harvey.
May 21, 2021
1. A classmate is in need of your help - WALTER VLADIMIR ZDROK.
Here is the link to the GoFundMe account that has been established:
Quoting from the post:
Vlad is totally and permanently disabled with hereditary congestive heart failure. He suffers additionally from COPD and chronic gout, in spite of a healthy lifestyle. Vlad is hoping three Intravenous stem cell infusions will repair his body enough to provide a higher quality of life. Medical insurance will not pay for this therapy.
In addition to the infusions, and urgently, in spite of Vlad's disability, Montgomery County Tax Bureau is threatening to sell Vlad's home, the one his father built himself, for the $13,000 of back taxes owed on it."
See the fundraiser at: Walter Vladimir Zdrok Quality of Life Fund
Walter Zdrok, Organizer
April 09, 2021
1. The ALUMNI JOURNAL, SPRING 2021 issue has been posted on the Alumni website.
Here is the link to the pdf document:
AACHS ALUMNI JOURNAL, Spring, 2021
2. All 226 class members are asked to fill out this data form for this website:
CHS 226 Class Questionnaire
December 13, 2020
I have added an obituary page for Stewart Charles Sapnas, please send any comments, eulogies, photos that you wish to add to this (and any other) page.
July 2, 2020
Today I received news that one of our classmates passed away in Februay. The information was printed in the CHS Alumni Newsletter that Perry Isaac Pfeffer died. His obituary online has the date February 6, 2020. I will prepare a biographical page this week. If you have memories, stories, photos that you would like to add then please send them at your convenience.
November 30, 2019
Today I received news that one of our classmates passed away a year ago. The family contacted me that Dr. Philip Lipson died on August 10, 2018. I will prepare a biographical page this week. If you have memories, stories, photos that you would like to add then please send them at your convenience.
September 27, 2019
We will be having a mini-reunion , nothing fancy. Just a bunch of guys getting together for dinner to remember "the good old days". It is primarily for the classmates living in the Philadelphia area but, of course, everyone is welcome.
Date: Monday, Nov. 18, 2019
Time: 6:30pm Cash Bar, 7:30pm Full Course Dinner
Place: The Pub, 7600 Kaighn Ave, Pennsauken, NJ (just minutes from the Ben Franklin Bridge)
Price: $32.99 plus $2.30 tax plus $5.94 gratuity = $41.23
Please R.S.V.P. by Nov. 11. Send check for $41.23 payable to “CHS 226” to Zack Rubin, 1661 Covington Rd, Yardley, PA 19067
September 24, 2019
I added a new page for Harry F. Richman who passed away. See it here: Harry Frederic Richman page
March 12, 2019
Alby Salaman posted a message on FACEBOOK that classmate Don Carter has passed away. I will prepare a memorial page for him this week. Please feel free to send a photo or comment to add to the memorial page.
See a nice article here: Don Carter obituary, Philly.com
March 12, 2019
I recently sent an email to everyone and many bounced back - wow, you retiring lazy guys.
Send me new emails and activity updates to share. Remember that if you want your details to be
PRIVATE then you need to tell me. In case someone contacts me - then I pass that message on to you
and then you decide if you want to answer.
I am heading up the IISOH Library & Museum project and request your support in three ways:
1st: please support our non-profit with a donation of just $25.00 once in your lifetime to help build an endowment.
2nd: Please help market this project by encouraging at least two other people to make a similar donation. Details of the project are at www.sportlibrary.org and remember -you get a LIFETIME acknowledgement for your donation!!
3rd: We are in need of people with skill and experience in non-profit law, employment law and accounting - we have to hire a certified public accountant if we raise this amount of money. We would love to have experienced people help us - so please offer your services if you have any interest.
International Institute for Sport History
Library & Museum
April 3, 2017
I am working on several page updates and have added a page for Amiram Elwork who passed away in 2014.
Page 3 is the entire class DIRECTORY. Go there for all links to personal pages. Please send me updated information (if you prefer to keep it PRIVATE then just let me know and it will not be posted online). If anyone wants to contact you then I will forward their request and you can decide to respond or not. All information that I post on personal pages comes from the public domain via my research or personal contact with friends or family members. I prefer that you write your own page and send your photos. If you have the class button that was designed please take a good photo and send it to me so it can be posted.
CHS226 Class Directory
April 2, 2017
I have added a new page listing the MISSING CLASSMATES of the 226. These are the guys that Zach has not been able to contact, so we need your help to find them. Please see this page and help locate these 164 guys. Send details to Zach and Harvey.
page 3b - http://www.chs226.org/CHS226missingclassmates.html
March 22, 2017
Sam Katz is producing a video that will be shown at the reunion on April 29. However, the response for photos from classmates has not been well received. In order to have a successful project, we need your cooperation. Please forward photos or any other memorabilia to Sam, email@example.com.
March 21, 2017
We are excited to see our RSVP list growing (119 RSVPs from 22 different states and climbing!), but we are still trying to make sure every classmate hears about our milestone 50-year reunion scheduled for Saturday - April 29, 2017.
Our hunt for missing email addresses is paying off thanks to classmates recognizing names listed on our missing email list. Simply click on the link below to see if you know any of these classmates:
If you have ANY contact information (especially an email address) for anyone listed, just click on their name in the list and an automatically generated email will pop up. Simply type their email address in the body of the email and hit send. If an email window does not pop up, just send any contact information to our class email account: firstname.lastname@example.org. Information is kept private and even one email address from you is VERY helpful!
A sincere THANK YOU from your reunion planning committee.
from Zack Rubin
February 14, 2017
We are hoping to produce a video to present at our 50th year class reunion. Sam Katz has agreed to organize and produce the video. We are asking you to send us a scan of any photographs you might still have from our days at Central and either a current profile photo of yourself or a link to your photograph online. Please email to Sam, email@example.com. Sam will take whatever we can generate together with images that were included in our high school yearbook to create a video piece that will be shown at the reunion and then made available via YouTube for everyone to retain.
Of course, this little project will only work if everyone submits something. So please, do not let this request sit in your email and get lost. Get us your photos or online links right away.
July 13, 2016
The details of our 50th year reunion have been finalized. The main event will be held on Saturday, April 29 , 2017 at the Westin Hotel, 99 South 17th St at Liberty Place, Phila., Pa 19103 starting at 7pm. It will be "guys" only. The price will be $140, which includes a one hour cocktail hour with hors d'oevres and an open bar followed by a buffet dinner. We have negotiated with the hotel for a reduced room rate if you so desire to stay at the Westin. The rate is $199 per night (normally it is $459). A limited number of rooms at this rate have been reserved for Friday and Saturday night. If interested, call the Westin Reservation Department at 1-888-627-8153 and specifically request the rate for "Central High School 50th Reunion Room block".
The next day, Sunday April 30th, we will have a brunch where "significant others" will also be invited. It will be at the Residences at Dockside, 717 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd, Phila., PA 19147 at 11am. The cost will be $45 per person. More information will be forth coming along with printed invitations some time next year.
A Facebook page also has been it created. It is https://www.facebook.com/CHS226/
Copyright © 2016 226, All rights reserved.
We are starting to plan for the big one, 50 years.
Our mailing address is:
1661 Covington Rd
Yardley, Pa 19067
November 15, 2015
please review our contact information on this Excel file.
Send me updates or corrections.
CLICK here - THANK YOU!!