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Photos from the 50th Reunion by Skip Meiklejohn are online. Click here or on Reunion Photos on the menu on the left side of the screen.










Welcome to the web site of the

Westfield High School
Class Of 1962 (New Jersey)

From September 1959 to June 1962 a little over 400 of us residents of this planet Earth shared at least six hours a day, generally five days a week, and almost 40 weeks a year in the company of one another. Then, on June 21, 1962, things started to change. We went our separate ways.

  • Some of us immediately jumped into the work force or military service.
  • Others continued their education at schools far and near.
  • A few of us continued to live in the same house we occupied as students at Westfield High while others began a practice of changing hometowns many times over many miles.

Almost all of us have kept in touch with a handful of friends from those high school days, and few have failed to wonder every now and then, "whatever happened to ...?"

In the Foreword to the 1962 Weather Vane yearbook, it was written
There is perhaps satisfaction in reflecting on past gains, and certain pleasure in relishing the good of the moment, but joy, happiness rests only in unrest, in the yet unattained goods to come.
We've let five decades come between then and now, and perhaps now is the time to let ourselves reflect on past gains, to pause, look back, and reconnect. We had a reunion — the big one, the golden, the 50th — in September, 2012. (Click here for Reunion Wrap-up.)
Whether you attended the reunion or not, however, let's take the time both to reignite memories of our high school days and to share with each other what we have attained in these many years.

This web site will help in that pursuit. Please visit often.

Our Class Officers (1961-62)

Cheri JohnsSecretaryBarbara SheaVice-PresidentRichard AllenPresident; Miss Margaret Dietrich, AdvisorTom PerryTreasurerJohn CarlsonAssistant Treasurer (Click on officer's name to visit his or her page on this website.)

A birds-eye view of the center of town (from a book, regretfully, now out-of-print):

Used with permission from Walter Choroszewski - Aesthetic Press, Inc.
Photo Copyright © 2003 Walter Choroszewski - All Rights Reserved.

You can listen to the entire performance of the 31st Annual Music Festival from March 1962. Click here or choose WHS Music on the left menu.

A recently unearthed "Who's Who" for the Edison Class of 1959, the very first south-sider class, has been made available on the Archives page. This document is like a yearbook without pictures. (If a similar document was produced for Roosevelt and you have a copy, please contact the webmaster to discuss the possible publishing of it on this website.)

The "first rough draft" of the history of WHS62 appears in the pages of the Westfield Hi's Eye. Choose Hi's Eye from the menu on the left or click here to gain access to the full text of (most of) the issues of our senior year.


Registration Required

Members of the WHS Class of 1962 must register to use this website. (Click on Classmate Profiles; find your name and click on it to begin the registration process. Your primary email address will be your log in identifier and you will assign yourself a password to use on subsequent returns to this site.)

Once you register and are logged on, this notice disappears.......

Class Roster

Over almost two decades, Gerry Madea has maintained the authoritative directory of the members of the class, the Classmate Contact Information Document (CCID). Sadly, Gerry died in early 2019 without plans for turning over the responsibility for maintaining the directory. Some classmates have stepped forward and indicated to the Webmaster of this site their willingness to keep these records up to date.

When you register for this website you are encouraged to enter address and phone number information. You can select whether this location info displays to other registered users of this site; it is never displayed to the general public or made available to search engines.

Location information entered here will not necessarily be reflected in the CCID. Please notify the Webmaster of any changes to your contact information.

Gerry regularly emailed updated copies of the CCID to classmates. If you need a copy (the last edition was prepared in August 2018), just ask the Webmaster..