Class of 1969, 50 Year Reunion Class of 1969, 50 Year Reunion


August 2nd, 2019 7:00pm
(ending August 2nd, 2019 12:00am)


Monaghan's Knights of Columbus Hall
19801 Farmington Rd , Livonia , Michigan , 48152

ticket prices

Friday night reception - solo, includes one memento gift set - $ 30.00
Friday night reception - couple, includes 1 memento gift set - $ 50.00
Memento gift set of memory book and coffee cup, picked up not mailed - $ 10.00
Golf outing Aug 3. Idylwild Golf Course, 5 Mile - $ 25.00

Invited Classes


About Event

It is with great pleasure that we present the Cody High School Class of 1969 50 Year Reunion.
Friday night, Aug. 2
Monaghan’s Knight of Columbus Hall, 19801 Farmington Rd., Livonia, 48152; north of 7 mile, on the west side of Farmington Rd. 7pm to midnight
Light hors d’oeuvres– Coconut shrimp, stuffed mushrooms, sesame chicken, beef mini kabobs and veggies with dip; Cody Comet cake, coffee, & tea. Cash bar for other beverages.
60’s music brought to you by our Greg Spiewak! Mementoes & a fabulous door prize
Also, we’ll have a video projection of old photos at the reception. We want some of your favorites from our high school era with annotation as to who is in the picture, where it was taken, and when if known. It will certainly stir up the memories and some great stories.
Either make a paper copy and send them to our home address below, or scan your paper photo and send the .jpg file via e-mail to Louie Carpinelli at by July 1.
Come as you are, and be ready to party like 1969!
PS - Please indicate exactly how you would like your name and the name of your guest displayed on your nametags. Your name should be the one we knew you as in high school. For the women, it’s up to you to have your married name included.
Saturday Aug. 3
Co-ed golf scramble
Idylwild Golf Course, 35786 Five Mile Rd, just east of Levan, adjacent to the One Under Bar and Grill. Tee times from 1pm through 2:30pm.
$25 greens fee, includes a golf cart for two, to be paid for just prior to tee times. Prize for the best team score and the worst team score (the one exemplifying pure honesty and the most laughs). Please let us know if you want to join the fun by July 1.
Plan on dinner and drinks afterwards right there at the One Under Bar and Grill. We’d even like to have the other classmates, the non-golfers, join us for dinner about 6:30 pm.
Frank Lloyd Wright Home Tour
Formerly owned by our own English teacher, Mr. M.M. Smith, now open to the public, in Franklin Hills.
Walt Schnabel is working out the details and we’ll announce those as soon as we can as to the time, the tour, & the price.
Sunday, Aug. 4
The 50’s and 60’s Cody Picnic in Edward Hines Park, Nankin Mills Shelter, 11 a.m. to 6p.m.
All graduating classes of the 1950’s and 1960’s. Live music by 3 bands, custom cars, prizes and lots of group photos. All FREE!
Hot dogs, chip, pop and water for sale. Cody shirts, hats, & tassels for sale. Free prizes and raffles for military veterans.
Bring your own lounge chairs, coolers, food, beverages, sunblock, hot rods, etc. Older neighbors, siblings and relatives may well be part of other Cody alumni class groups nearby. Check the sign-in sheets to search for them by name.
Hotel Rooms
A block of rooms are reserved for us at the Detroit Marriot Livonia, 17100 Laurel Park Drive N, between Newburgh and I-275, on the north side of 6 Mile Rd. located on the west side of the mall. Group rates have been applied.
Use this link below to get your room booked before July 12th. Expect an alumni gathering for breakfast in their restaurant every morning we’re there.
Book your group rate for Cody 50th Class Reunion Room Block
Memory Book
If you would like to post your biography and picture in the memory book, email (highly preferred) it to Pam Carpinelli at , or mail it to our home address shown below. Suzy Duchenne and Pam need time to create the book so send your bios and pictures in RIGHT AWAY. The sooner the better please.
You can use Microsoft Word or we’ll use your text within your email. Limit your bio to 200 words so we don’t have to edit it too much. Consider including some contact info for the reader such as your home address or just city of residence, email address, phone #, etc. Submit a somewhat recent .jpg or photocopied picture of yourself, preferably a current “headshot” picture of yourself. Otherwise we’ll crop and size your photo.
Your content must be received by July 1 to be included in the book. Books will be distributed at the Friday night reception as well as at the golf event on Saturday and the picnic in Edward Hines on Sunday. The cost of each book with a Cody coffee mug picked up at these events is $10. To have a memory book mailed to you, send a $10 check to Louie Carpinelli at our home address in Seattle and make sure we have your mailing address. These memory books will be mailed out to you by August 15.
There is still space available for posting an ad; and donations are gladly accepted to help defray the costs. If interested, email Louie Carpinelli at
Digital Albums
Photos from all the events of the weekend will be found on the Facebook site 1969 Cody High School Alumni and at a dedicated Snapfish website to be identified after the reunion weekend. Send your digital photos right after the reunion weekend to Louie Carpinelli via email at (to be posted as a concise album for easy viewing). It would really help the viewers if you identify who is in the picture.
Reception admission-
Solo, includes 1 memento gift set of the memory book and the Cody coffee mug $30
Couple, includes 1 memento gift set of the memory book and the Cody coffee mug $50
Memento gift set alone, or an extra set, handed out Aug 2, 3, or 4 at any of the events $10
(please indicate which event we should expect to see you at)
Memory booked mailed to your home & make sure we have your mailing address $10
Send your check to our home address to be received by July 1:
4052 46th Ave. S.W.
Seattle, Wa. 98116
Make check payable to Louie Carpinelli.
To institute transparency and integrity, we have opened up a separate bank account and have a 3rd party ready, willing and able to audit all of our transactions.
Please continue to spread the word to our fellow alumni as it’s rather challenging to find classmates 50 years later. Also, we have opened these events to our long-time friends who we used to hang with but didn’t actually graduate with us.

Thanks to all of those helping to make this a great event, including you, the alumni, as your presence is what it’s really all about.
Pam (Travis) and Louie Carpinelli Nan (Hancock) and Walt Schnabel

Class of 1969, 50 Year Reunion
Reunion Committee


Recent Comments

Marjorie Mclean '69 said:

Anyone know if tickets may be purchased at the door ?

Louis Carpinelli '69 said:

If you're unable to attend the weekend events, your bio and pic would certainly be appreciated by the alumni. Do consider putting those together and sending them in. Perhaps you'd like a memory book yourself. Just let us know

Louis Carpinelli '69 said:

We now also have these grads who have paid for the Aug 2 reception, with no previous announcement of attending – Art Biggins, Vicki Rohraff, Robert Erlenbusch, Jim Orlowski, Gayle Polk, Tom Pond, Sandra Hankins and Don Gadd, and Jim Windel.
We’re quickly approaching the end of the payment period and while we’ve heard from a couple dozen or so by surprise, there’s still that many that I haven’t heard from yet expressed a desire to attend the Friday night reception via Facebook, or
Keep in mind the golfing event and the picnic might be a tad wet from all I’ve heard about the “Seattle” weather in Michigan this summer but we’ll be good and dry inside on Friday!
Please get your bios, current picture, old photos and payment submitted by July 1. The hotel rooms reserved for us will continue to offer the group rate but only until July 12th. For all the details on this and the weekend events,

Louis Carpinelli '69 said:

Send in your payments, bios, current picture and old photos right away please. Don't wait until July 1 !!! There'll be too much to do in finishing this up. Thanks

Also attending, not previously announced, yet payment rec'd - Sylvia Drzazdzynski, Carol Nowak, Johnnie Kwapis, Lynn Morgan, Pat Zassadney, Bob Dombrowski, Joe Stojanowski, Gary Kogut, Cathie Kimble, Dennis Buczek
Alumni you can expect to see there:
amy fye
arlene jakubczak
barb donhost
barb dziwulski
barb swiderek
barb bergman
bev calcaterra
bev jones
carol bialo
carol bilski
carol johnson
cathy cotter
charley mifsud
chet syjud
chris cooper
christine lanzetta
corine hassa
daisy borg
dave mussin
dave nelson
dave taylor
deb gapa
deb bush
deb hacker
deb bryant
diana mclean
diana marzolo
diane sturtevant
diane buck
diane ennis
diane brazinsky
dominic leto
don gadd
don lowers
donna skirke
donna polak
doris kunin
dorothy jasinski
doug vandenburg
frank bolak
gary hawkins
geraldine wasunyk
gerry stuve
gerry colangelo
gina napolitan
greg gibbs
greg poulos
greg spiewak
greg golec
helen hughes
ida soto
jack helms
james porembiak
james yonemura
james green
jane stevens
janice earl
janine wuebben
jerry wasunyk
jim thompsom
jim boyer
jimmy sinnig
joanne rhine
joe plish
joe aristeo
john goch
joyce pelot
julie heyer
kathy hayes
kathy taylor
kurt steinke
larry lafer
lauren szydlo
laurie dunham
len kata
linda dresser
linda micallef
linda rankin
linda hart
louie carpinelli
louis samson
marilyn gubacz
marino fortuna
marion zidzik
mark lukasiak
mary worthington
mary ellen fischer
mary ellen polskoy
michael rosiek
mike miller
mikki spence
nan hancock
nancy anderson
nancy rufini
nina klanseck
nora phillips
pam travis
pat sapikowski
patty schneider
phil angelosanto
portia grimes
ralph johnson
rick sroka
robert erlenbusch
rosemary hoag
sandra hankins
sandy goga
sandy timm
shelley cunnings
sherrill lanstra
sherry perria
steve fotis
steve stahley
steve tisher
steve rice
sue harper
sylvia schwartz
teddy jarema
terri siergieg
tom borg
vicki hilton
walt schnabel
wendy wiggins
Send in your payments, bios, current picture and old photos right away please. Don't wait until July 1 !!! There'll be too much to do in finishing this up. Thanks

Reunion Apparel

The class of 1969 experienced history on a regular basis: The Summer of Love, the Tet Offensive, Nixon's rise to power, The Beatles' creative peak... very few spans of time can claim to have shaped American culture as much as the late 60's, and you & your Cody High School classmates experienced it together.

Now as you and your fellow Comets prepare to enjoy retirement it's the perfect time to reunite and share where life has brought you in the last five decades. Your reunion is scheduled and AlumniClass is your spot for arranging travel plans, ordering custom Comets merchandise to show off your school spirit, and connect with classmates ahead of time.