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Honoring Our Heroes

This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!

Lost Class Rings

Have you lost your Colonie Central High School class ring? Have you found someone's class ring? Visit our lost class ring page to search for your class ring or post information about a found ring.

In Memory Of

Beth Ratzker
Beth Ratzker Class of 1976
Passed Jul 12, 2005
(no additional information)
Chrissy Peek   (fitzgerald)
Chrissy Peek (Fitzgerald) Class of 1978
Passed Dec 19, 2008
Chriisy was diagnosed with esophagial cancer in January of 2007. After a 17 month battle, she passed away on June 19th, 2008. She has 2 children; Mike Jr. (18) and Kay (12). She and her husband, Mike, owned a candy store called Saratoga Sweets located in Halfmoon. She is dearly missed by her Cupcake girlfriends.
Donna Lampman
Donna Lampman Class of 1966
Passed Jul 27, 2001
This very special classmate was a teacher for many years before she developed ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) and died tragically at the age of 51. She loved to travel and was a wonderful friend. A terrific cook, you were lucky to be invited to any of her Super Bowl, New Year's, or other parties.
Gail Bensley
Gail Bensley Class of 1967
Passed Sep 29, 2018
Colonie - Gail Mildred Ponzi, 68, passed into the arms of the Lord on Friday, September 29, 2017 at home surrounded by her loving family.

Born on July 21, 1949 in Albany, she was the daughter of the late Kathryn Bensley. She was a lifelong resident of the area, graduating from Colonie Central High in 1967.

Gail fought a courageous battle with multiple sclerosis for 35 years and always lived to the fullest. She was a lover of gardening, her animals and most of all spending time with her family.

Gail is survived by her children, Cher Devine of Colonie and Troy Ponzi (Carolyn) of Baltimore; siblings, Richard, Lorrie, Marie, Norma, Patricia and Kathy; grandchildren, Alyssa (Jeff), Devin, Jordan, Cierra (Sean) and Joshua; great-grandson, Jackson Carter; her lifelong best friend, Maryann Murray Wygel.
George Kott Iii
George Kott III Class of 1983
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Irene Ropelewski
Irene Ropelewski Class of 1967
Passed Jan 04, 2015
(no additional information)
James Santer
James Santer Class of 1966
(Passed date unknown)
James was living in California and died way too young. Such a great guy.
Janice Wisneski
Janice Wisneski Class of 1969
Passed Apr 01, 2016
Obit details in Times Union Albany NY,
Janice Wyatt
Janice Wyatt Class of 1968
Passed Dec 13, 2002
Janice who lived in Fairbanks, AK died unexpectedly while visiting her father in Florida. There is an extensive obituary in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner from that date.
Jeffrey M. Bennett
Jeffrey M. Bennett Class of 1967
Passed Sep 23, 2001
(no additional information)
Margaret A. Ruth
Margaret A. Ruth Class of 1972
Passed Feb 11, 2018
also known as Peggy Ruth (Ellis)
Rob Flood
rob flood Class of 1988
Passed Aug 30, 2017
(no additional information)
Terri Birnbach
Terri Birnbach Class of 1978
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Tierney Deuell
Tierney Deuell Class of 1975
Passed May 14, 1976
Not sure of the exact date that Tierney passed, but she was 17 yrs old - far too young. She was wild at heart, full of fun, and loyal to her friends. The picture is of Tierney in the girls (smoking) bathroom at Colonie Central, probably 1975.
William  Novak
William Novak Class of 1960
Passed Nov 14, 2014
(no additional information)

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