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10/01/10 06:01 PM #15    


Jim Kinsella

 Hey Kevin! Thanks for signing up!

10/01/10 11:38 PM #16    

Kevin Kelly

Jim = this web-site is incredible. Thanks for putting it together. I would not miss this for the world.


10/03/10 11:44 PM #17    


Jim Kinsella

Hi Kevin,

Thanks for the kind words!

Our Site is built upon a hosted system called ClassCreator. I have configured and administered it for our particular needs and of course loaded up a bunch of content, i.e. your handsome bow-tied mugshot.

Hey Kevin, do you know if you can use Botox on stretch marks? 


10/04/10 09:33 AM #18    

Leslie Silver (Osher)

Well I will be there after all! So that is good news all around. Can't wait to see everyone again!

10/04/10 09:50 AM #19    

Kevin Kelly

Jim - yeah you can. I can get it in 55 gallon drums if you decide to go that route!

10/17/10 10:29 AM #20    

Jeffrey McManigal

Hey Jim Kinsella!


I love how when we talk about the high school years the people we refer to are called by their first AND last name, there is'nt a person's last name I don't know of those I know their first! Therse days there are not quite the same relatuionships. You know like...yeah when Jim Kinsella and I were in cub scouts we had such a blast..he was always so much fun to be around...he laughed ALOT! I bet you still do, you look like you are laughing in your photo! great to see your face and thanks for this really great website.....who knew you had brains too!! :)

I do hope to get there, we have one of THE largest events happening that weekend in our church of which I am partly responsible, so we'll see.

10/17/10 10:31 AM #21    

Jeffrey McManigal

To the committee,


Thanks for all your hard work to pull our 35th off!!! Great job, I hope to be there. Hey everyone , I hope all is well!



10/24/10 01:13 AM #22    


Steven Solon

 Jim, thanks for putting this together!  I think the last reunion I attended was our 10th and appreciate your finding me for this one.  Thanks again and I'm looking forward to seeing you and everyone else soon!

10/28/10 06:24 PM #23    


Jennifer Anderson

Wow, It's so great to see these posts. Brings back so many memories!! Leslie, I'm so glad you are able to attend the reunion. All the best to your Mom. I hope things go well for her. Kevin...I can hardly picture you without that big bowtie!! Cyriese, are you singing still? You have the most beautiful voice. Jeff, you laughed a lot too you know....

Got a real nice not from Shawn Frette (yeah, first and last names!) today...said she is attending the reunion. It is so maddening that I can't go down. As I said to Shawn, I hope people take lots of photos and post them!!!

Oh, and Jim, the slide show is awesome!!!!!! I hope as time goes on, you will add to it. We really were an awesome class, weren't we???

All the best to everyone, and have a BLAST next weekend!


11/03/10 03:14 PM #24    

Sue Tuttle (Massie)

THANK YOU JIM KINSELLA!!!! You always have been "special" to me... ever since we looked directly at the sun during the solar eclipse in 7th (?) grade. Thanks for this website as well. YES!!!!!! YES!!!! I am attending the 35th reunion this weekend!!! Hope to see many of you there. I will write more in the future, have a patient waiting...LOL


Dr. Sue (Tuttle) Massie, ND

11/03/10 04:34 PM #25    

Ann Heilman

I can't wait to see everyone!



11/03/10 10:30 PM #26    


Jim Kinsella

It's about freakin' time you joined the site Dr. Tuttle!

Yes the eclipse, I remember it to this day. We had some old exposed photographic film we were supposed to peek through, but that wasn't cutting it so we just kind of looked up. Looking forward to to seeing you (somehwere betweens the residual Sunspots) and the rest of the crew in a few days.

Be well!


11/04/10 06:52 PM #27    

Lisa Matino (Keys)

 Dear Friends

Best wishes to all in celebration of our 35th reunion.Sorry I cannot be there, but hope you are all well and happy. Jim-good job on the web site; I love the play list!

BTW-I am a competitive cook and if you'd like to catch a glimpse of me tune into the Beringer Wine Great Steak Challenge Cook-off on the food channel on Dec. 16th.


11/04/10 08:08 PM #28    

Kevin Kelly

Lobster - how is Ceto?!! Hope all is well with you in CT. Living with my little clan in Essex.

Best Kevin

03/26/11 03:24 PM #29    


Jennifer Anderson

Re: In Memory of Phil Rahilly

I just saw Phil Rahilly's obit was added recently; that he died just three days before my Dad this past January. It just reminds me of seeing the birthdays that Jim has so thoughtfully added to the site, and how cruel life can be sometimes. We have lost so many wonderful classmates, friends both pre and post graduation. And also teachers who spent all those years preparing us for life. For the future. I wish we had been taught about losing loved ones, and about grieving as well...

Phil was awaiting the birth of his first grandaughter due in March, and my Dad was waiting for his first great-grandaughter due in March. They both came so close to seeing these little miracles, then were called home too soon.

I hadn't been in touch with Phil, and don't know the circumstances of his death......I just so hope he was as lucky as Dad... to go peacefully, with all his family surrounding him with their love. Again, I've been reminded how important it is to acknowledge your love and thoughts to family and friends very, very often...every day if possible, because, you never know.

As I am re-connecting with everyone (slowly) I realize that though my high school years were very, very troubled ones, I wasn't without friends, as I so often felt. And I want to let you all know before it's too late, that I am so thankful.

And thank you Mary-Lou for  letting me use  my letter to you as a draft for this!

XXX to all!!



06/18/21 07:30 PM #30    

Susan Pace (Grau)

Can someone tell me if you were actual friends with John List (the son) who was murdered by his father, also named John List?  I knew him a little (he was in some of my classes and we'd talk), but I didn't know him really well.  There's a reporter who'd like to interview friends of the three kids and is having trouble finding people who knew John.  Thanks.  

06/18/21 09:36 PM #31    

Carl Forsberg

Hi Susan,

Nice to see you agian after a million years, yikes! Class of 1975 is almost ready for Medicare, haha.

I was John List's neighbor and new John pretty well. John Sr was a very strange guy and never ever really changed. 

If you want to give my name & email address to the reporter, that would be fine. Carl Forsberg -

It's great to hear from you and your profile made me laugh "He got out when the gettin' was good!" You're too funny!

Have a great Summer and stay safe.

My best,


06/19/21 01:49 AM #32    

Michael Boyle

Hi Susan


John List and I were friends ~ to the degree he had any. The family was strange even before the murders. You are welcome to give the reporter my contact info. Although I deny knowing Foresburg. :))

06/19/21 02:41 PM #33    

Howard Pecker

I was a friend of John's for about 6 months after we met on the soccer team. We were the bench warmers ;).  Not best buds. I remember that big old house from hanging our with other kids in his neighborhood. Was he also in boy scouts, or was that his younger brother? Freddy?

What peeked the sudden interest?

06/20/21 01:30 PM #34    

Mark Travis Fuller

Strange - I'm working on a coming of age script and the "List" story is a hard one NOT to include.  I still believe I was the last to see John alive.  We were buddies in Mr. Speakers Metal class - the class Dominick Rizzo made me faint!  When Speaker left the class for a minute Dominick bet me he could make me faint.  Essentially he had me hyperventilate and then wrapped his arms around my chest, squeezed, and knocked the wind outta me.  Speaker found me past out on the floor so I spent the rest of class in the Nurses office.  It was great!   I hated Metal Class.  The next day I asked Dominick to do it again!  R.I.P. Dominick!!!

The day John was killed I was working that god awful 'greeters' desk in Roosevelts foyer right inside the front door.  John came out of the office several periods before the end of the school day and wished me a "Happy Turkey, turkey!"  I asked him what was up, how come he got to leave early?  He told me his family was headed out of town, driving, (Michigan?), for the holiday.  If I'm to believe what we've all read he had quite the physical battle with his father before being killed and dragged to the Ballroom.  I still remember Westfield making the 6:00 news - nationally - the day the bodies were found.   It was such the oddity at the time.  People you knew didn't get murdered - or died, got divorced or were abused by the adults who supposedly loved them.   Nowaday there's not a day goes by without hearing the horrors of such atrocities minute by minute.  R.I.P. John!!!  Yours was the death of innocense.


06/21/21 11:12 AM #35    

Frank Scandale

Curious who the reporter is, or which publication? I moved into Westfield not far from the List house the following year and was immediately brought up to speed about the murders from my new friends on North Chestnut Street. Later, I wrote some stories on the case for the now-defunct Daily Journal in Elizabeth as a reporter covering Westfield and the region. Years later, as the paper's city editor, we got the tip how List was captured in an accounting office in Richmond, VA, and then close the loop by sitting in on List's trial. Surreal from beginning to end. 

06/21/21 02:28 PM #36    

Bradley West

I knew John List very well. We went to the same church and I spent a fair amount of time at their house playing football in the back yard. I was also a pall bearer at the funeral. Bad memories and bad juju bringing it back up.peace Brad West

06/22/21 06:26 PM #37    

Joan Cunnick

I was contacted by a reporter from The Star Ledger.  The reporter told me the paper was doing a piece recognizing the 50th anniversary of the murders.  Since I did not want to be interviewed, I did not keep her name or contact information.  A producer from Glass Entertainment Group in Philadelphia also reached out via email.   At that time, they anticipated producing a podcast with 8 to 10 episodes.  The contact is Carrie Hartman (  Again, I did not grant an interview.  Like Brad, this brings back nothing but horrible and very sad memories.  May Alma, Helen, Patty, John and Fred rest in peace.

06/28/21 07:14 PM #38    


MaryLou Anderson (Relle)

👍 Thanks for passing the information along Jimbo!

07/25/22 10:16 AM #39    


Richard Fromm

This is Richard Fromm some of you called me by a different name because sometimes I was that name hope all is well with everyone still here would like to here from someone that would be great.

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