It’s been 50 years since the young men from the Christian Brothers Academy Class of 1960 received their diplomas, but it felt like yesterday for more than two dozen classmates who gathered from May 21 to 23, 2010, for their Jubilee Reunion Weekend.
The festivities included a Friday night dinner in the W. Dennis Owen, AFSC ’44 Fine Arts Wing of the school, where the Jubilarians were joined by their invited guests, CBA Development staff, and several Brothers currently in residence on Randall Road. In keeping with tradition, each classmate was called upon to speak about their favorite CBA memories and the highlights of their lives since graduation. The evening concluded with a tour of the school.
Members of the CBA Class of 1960 reunite to celebrate their 50th Golden Jubilee Anniversary. Seated (L-R): Jim Ashe, Tom Cooney, Duke Kerr, Terry Riley, Pat Farone, Dave Sullivan, Paul Brooks, Dick Deneve, Rev. Louis Canino and Rev. Joseph Phillips. Standing (L-R): Paul Finochio, Jack Clinton, Bud Pare, George Deptula, Denny Ragan, Bill Speno, Paul Premo, Dave Miller, Barry Maloney, Fred Neimeier, Neal McLane, Ray Lovett and Dick Sparrow
The next two days offered a whirlwind of activities including a Saturday breakfast at the Genesee Grande Hotel, a tour of several old Syracuse “haunts,” and Happy Hour at Riley’s, hosted by classmate Terry Riley. In addition, several Jubilarians and their wives joined members of the Class of 2010 and their families at the Baccalaureate Mass at Immaculate Conception Church in Fayetteville on Saturday evening.
On Sunday, members of the Class of 1960 were honored as they processed before the Class of 2010 at the 109th Christian Brothers Academy Commencement, held at the Temple Adath Yeshurun, Dewitt. During the ceremony, classmates Barry Maloney and Dave Sullivan presented a check on behalf of the Class of 1960 to CBA Principal Br. Joseph Jozwiak, FSC, for over $9,000 in honor of the Jubilee celebration