MPHS1961.com
The REUNION Place
ADAIR Mike / AHEARN Pat
AMBRO Wanda / BARGER Jean
BEAUCHAMP Art / BENEDETTO Gerry
BIANCARDI Romy / BOYKO Judy
BRANDSTADTER Nancy / BREITHAUPT Mary Lou
CAMPBELL Bev / CHILSON Barb
CIMINO Jim / CLIFFORD Charlie
CONKLIN Bud / COOMBER Jan
COOPER Jim / COOPER Rick
CORN Stu / COVENY George
CRAIG Bill / CRONK Len
CURRY Ray / DEGENAARS Dick
DUBY Joan / EGGERT Jim
ELDRIDGE Dick / ELSASSER Rich
ELVIN Ken / FARISSIER Wayne
FARNKOFF Irene / FARRELL Warren
FELLS Jim / FIORI Donna
FISHER Mary / GARRETT Kay
GERS Jeannine / GIBSON Charlotte
GNADE George / GOULD Russ
GRASS Linda / GREENWOOD Judy
GREIFF Nancy / GRIMM Mary Ellen
HAMPEL Ed / HANAS Lillian
HARRIS Dick / HARRISON Ruth
HERON Anne / HOERNER Bourgi
HUBBARD Diane / HUBLER Sylvia
HUELSTER Peggy / HUNTER Becky
HUTCHINSON Boib / JELLIFFE Pait
JEWETT Bob / JOHNSON Judy
JORDON Bruce / JUNTA Beverley
KAY Dan / KAY Dave
KELLER Kathy / KIHM Nancy
KINGSLAND Frank / KINNEY Jeff
KNACK Linda / KNYFD Jewel Ann
KOEHLER Karen / LANGERLAAN Jim
LAUDATO Anthony / LAUT Lisa
LeBARON Bobbie / LINNARTZ George
LOCHRIE Carol / MAGGI Nancy
MALTESE Diane / MANNA Don
McLAUGHLIN Rich / McKIM Bonnie
MENNING Chuck / MERBOTH Lynne
MEYERS Shirley / MILLER Ken
MILLER Ned / MILLINGTON Joe
MILNAMOW Dick / MOORE Ron
MOREL Doris / MURPHY Tammy
NADAS Denis / NAGELHOUT Betty
NAUTA Charlene / NESSLEIN Alynne
NIBLETTE Bob / NICKELSBERG Jost
NOBLE Lyn / NSUBA Emmanuel
PAOLILLO Chris / PERINO Stan
PETERS Ron / PISCITELLO Vinnie
PORTLEY Pete / POST Beverley
POTTER Russ / PUFAHL Gini
PYLE John / RINKER Carolyn
RIPKA Paul / RIZZUTO Pat
RUSSELL June / RUSSELL Ruth
St CYR Bob / SCHOONMAKER Olive
SCOTT Bob / SERMEUS Jean
SHEARD Pat / SMITH Carol
SMITH Orrie / SMITH Tom
SPENCER Gladys / SPINWEBER Dotty
SPOERER Nancy / STARK Pat
STONEHOUSE Al / STRACHER Bob
STREELMAN Dennis / STRUCK Marie
TERHUNE Linda / THOMPSON Edith
TURNBULL Ann / VERDUIN Janice
WALSH Loretta / WENZ Fred Jr
WHITELY Colleen / WIERDO Mary Anne
WILLIAMS Peggy / WILSON Bob
WITTE Pat / WOLFF Dotty
ZACCO John / ZIMMERMAN Al
WALSH Loretta / WENZ Fred Jr

133,  134.   CLASSMATES ON THIS PAGE ARE:   Loretta Walsh  and  Fred Wenz



133.  WALSH, Loretta 

      



PHOTOS:

PROFILE:






134.  WENZ, Fred

                  Fred and his wife, Kathy, live in Toms River, New Jersey

PROFILE

F
red lives with his wife, Kathy (nee Nelson, MPHS Class of 1963) in Toms River, New Jersey.  They were married in St. Luke's Catholic Church in Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ on May 27, 1967, and have one son, who is a career firefighter.

Fred retired in 2000 after more than 25 years in law enforcement with the U.S. Federal Government.  He started working for the Internal Revenue Service shortly after graduating from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, and worked with the IRS for about 10 years.  He then went to work with the U.S. Department of Justice on its Organized Crime Strike Force, out of the US Attorney's Office in New York City, where he worked for about 10 years.  Next up was employment with the US Department of Defense, where he worked for another 15 years, before retiring in 2000.

A
fter retiring, Fred had the pleasure of finally relaxing:  enjoying some of his time on a variety of golf courses in the Tom's River area, but spending more of his time doing volunteer work for New Jersey's Annual Special Olympics events -- he was on the NJ State Organizing Committee helping to organize and run ski events in the Winter Games (held in January at Vernon Valley, NJ), and all of the track events in the Summer games (held in June at the College of New Jersey, in Trenton).  When he wasn't at the games, he was helping out at various fund raising events, or helping at the Sports complex and Special Olympics Headquarters in Lawrenceville, NJ --  having been a volunteer with them since around 1985 or so.  As Fred points out, there are over 5000 Special Needs Athletes registered in the NJ Special Olympics.  Impressive !

F
iguring he had too much time on his hands, Fred also joined the Ocean County Emerald Society Bagpipe and Drum Band, in which he chose to play the drums; he and the Band played at special events all over the country.  Fred states categorically and without hesitation that he will neither confirm nor deny that anything was worn under his kilt when he played with the band............

U
nfortunately, Fred suffered from a stroke about 2010, which has significantly impaired his capacity to whack a golf ball, or whack a drum, but he has been kind enough to whack his computer and send us an email with the above summary of his career activities -- the email being typed with one finger, one letter at a time.  THANK YOU, FRED !! 

Fred and Kathy used to go on vacation every year with their close friends, our classmate Bob Stracher (MPHS Class of '61) and his wife Christine, who lived in Brick, NJ, about 10 miles from Fred and Kathy.  Sadly, both Bob and his wife Kathy died in 2015, about one month apart.  Our deepest sympathy, and our
best wishes to you and Kathy !!





CONTACT INFORMATIONNEWS1943: Year We Were Born- 1961 - Year in ReviewVINTAGE PHOTOS -- thru the yearsSenior Year PhotosCLASSMATE Profiles & UpdatesIN MEMORIUMMISSING CLASSMATES20-YR CLASS REUNION - 198230-YR CLASS REUNION - Nov 199150-YR CLASS REUNION - 201155-YR CLASS REUNION - 2016ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PHOTOSSOME OF OUR TEACHERS