A Message from Dan Casagrande,

I hope you and your family members are doing well. Can you believe we will be celebrating as the first graduating class from the then “brand new” Norwin High School? I can believe it because I look like my old man on the outside but still feel like a young punk on the inside. Fifty years is special. My intent has always been to hold each of our five year reunions so as many classmates as possible could participate; in short, to keep the event local and the price reasonable. Our 50th is no different. I want all of our graduating class to attend our upcoming Irwin area event in August 2016.  I’m sure we all share the same desire to visit with as many of our classmates as possible.  My twist on making the 50th more memorable was to take a poll once the website was up and running to see if there was interest in doing something special in January or February 2017 together as a class.  Those of us who were serious about spending $1,500+ per person, would collectively decide where to go; i.e. to an all-inclusive island resort or take a Caribbean cruise or some other venue. As background, many attendees at the 50th reunion of Norwin Class or ’65 expressed interest in going to Mexico; but, only 5 couples went on their special outing. Please sign up to come to our August reunion and if you seriously think you would commit to an additional class fling in the first part of 2017, express yourself in the comment section of our guestbook.  Hoping to see all of you in August 2016.


Classmates Attending the Reunion are Shown Below

The brand-new Hampton Inn officially opened on June 2. Our special agreement with them is a standard room with either two queen beds or one king bed for $119 and a suite for $129. The normal rate for a standard room with cancellation privileges is $149. For on-line reservations, select the "Add special rate code" button on the left and enter "NHR" in the "Group Code" box.  For phone reservations, just mention the NHR code.  The special rates expire July 15.

15 rooms have been blocked at the Holiday Inn Express.  See the note below from the hotel regarding details.  Staff told me that reservations can be canceled up to 6:00 pm on the day of arrival. 

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The following folks have submitted a registration form with payment for the 50th reunion

Classmates in Red


 Dan Casagrande and Maureen O'Neil  2 Fri & 2 Sat

 Roxie (Grasso) Fontanesi and Bob Fontanesi   2 Fri & 2 Sat

 Jack Zentner and Jean Zentner   2 Fri & 2 Sat

 Connie (Gray) Gongaware and Ken Gongaware   2 Fri & 2 Sat

 Paulette (Wagner) Page and Clint Page   2 Fri & 2 Sat

 Bob Martin and Stephanie (Crall) Martin   2Fri & 2 Sat

 John {Eugene} Jadlocki and Marge Jadlocki   2 Fri & 2 Sat

 Mary Alyce Frick and spouse, Gary Chesla  2 Sat

 Chas Rottmund and Denise Rottmund   1 Fri & 2 Sat

 Larry Uhlig and Max Uhlig   2 Fri & 2 Sat

 Bill Moon and Penny Moon   2 Fri & 2 Sat

 Roberta (Saunders) Mueller and Robert Mueller   2 Fri & 2 Sat

 Buzz Eyler and Pam Eyler   2 Fri & 2 Sat

 Linda (McKeever) Fowler   1 Fri & 1 Sat

Chris (Dovey) Gornik   1 Fri & 1 Sat

Tom Steiner and Paula Steiner   2 Fri & 2 Sat

 Ron Hickey and Lydia Hickey   2 Sat

Sally (Herbster) Ralph and Bob Ralph   2 Fri & 2 Sat

Teri (Smola) Montgomery   1Sat

Linda (Sloane) Blum   1 Fri & 1 Sat

Joe Jadlocki and Judi Jadlocki   2 Fri & 2 Sat

George Patrick and Trish Patrick   2 Fri & 2 Sat

Trina (Lorah) Grier   1Fri & 1 Sat

Charlene (Brannan) Lauderbaugh   1 Fri & 1 Sat

Bill Hamilton and Bonnie Hamilton   1 Fri & 2 Sat

Sue (Cole) Janocko   1 Sat

Gary Garcar   1 Fri & 1 Sat

Connie (Johncour) Nespoli and Frank Nespoli   2 Fri & 2 Sat

Don Rain and Linda Rain   1 Fri & 2 Sat

 Dave Lutz and Marianne Lutz   1 Fri & 2 Sat

 Paulette (Neckerauer) Snoby and Dick Snoby   2 Fri & 2 Sat

 Donna (Hansel) Weber and John Weber   2 Sat

 Janice (Jackman) Milburn and Jack Milburn   2 Fri & 2 Sat

 Sandy (Jacobs) Becker and Bill Becker   2 Fri & 2 Sat

Shan (Williams) Henderson and Brian Henderson   2 Fri

Jim Stewart and Jeanette Stewart   2 Fri & 2 Sat

Vic Pilipovich   1 Fri

Wayne Mundy   1 Fri & 1 Sat

Sarah (Glagola) White and Art White   1 Fri & 2 Sat

Darilyn {Dee} (Cloherty) Ruda and Jim Ruda   2 Sat

Pam (Herold) Watson and John Watson   2 Fri & 2 Sat

​​ Chuck Henaghan and Mary Jane Henaghan   2 Fri & 2 Sat

Tim Miller and Cydney Miller   2 Fri & 2 Sat

Chris Leach and Jeanne Leach   2 Fri & 2 Sat

Rich Schneider and Judy Schneider   2 Fri & 2 Sat

Nancy (Grabb) Kriss and Rick Kriss   2 Fri & 2 Sat

Vic Raspotnik   1 Fri

Paula (Orange) Nowak   1 Fri & 1 Sat

Billie (Conrad) Cochran and Fred Cochran   2 Fri & 2 Sat

Barbara (Heshizer) Wagner and Doug Wagner   2 Fri & 2 Sat

Jackie (Faust) Alcorn and Jim Alcorn   2 Sat

Judy (Garbowsky) Raszewski and Karl Raszewski  2 Fri & 2 Sat

Ted Diehl   1 Fri & 1 Sat

Pat (Lewis) Suley and Emil Suley   2 Sat


Register now to help with planning and getting things moving.  We will list attendees as forms are received.   If conflicts arise, payments are fully refundable as late as August 1, 2016.

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Announcing the 50th Class Reunion

We're Getting Together and You’re Invited!

Friday Evening, August 12, 2016

There will be an informal gathering at Cafe Supreme in downtown Irwin next to the Irwin Post Office at 200 Main Street. Their phone number is 724- 861- 0990. The evening kicks off at 7:30 PM.  Snacks will be provided. Bring your memories and sense of humor and be ready to have a good time. 

Cost: $15 per person

Cash bar

Dress for the evening will be casual

Saturday Evening, August 13, 2016

Dinner and dancing will be held at Banquets Unlimited, located at 544 Caruthers Lane, Irwin, PA.  Leaving Irwin on Route 30 toward the Turnpike, turn right on Barnes Lake Rd just short of the Turnpike entrance, go about ½ mile, and turn on Caruthers. Their phone number is 724-864-1646.

Registration is 6:00 - 6:30 PM
Class Photo is 6:45 - 7:00 PM
Program/Dinner is 7:15 - 8:30 PM
Dancing is 8:30 - 10:30 AM

Sit-Down Dinner Menu
Fresh Fruit Cup
Tossed Salad with House or Ranch Dressing
Chicken Cordon Bleu or Braised Roast Beef with Au Jus and Mushrooms
Twice Baked Potato
Vegetable Medley
Dinner Rolls and Butter
Apple Strudel with Vanilla Ice Cream
Regular and Decaf Coffee and Hot Tea

Cost: $30 per person
Cash bar
Dress for the evening will be casual


The two hotels below are both located at the turnpike interchange on Route 30.  Other hotels that are not too far away are located in the Greensburg, Monroeville and New Stanton areas.