Military Alumni

Military Alumni

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

In Memory Of

Albert Grier
Albert Grier Class of 1963
(Passed date unknown)
Albert "Peanut" Grier passed away about ten years ago. He died of an apparent heartattack at his home in Washington, DC.
Andrea Messano
Andrea Messano Class of 1963
(Passed date unknown)
Andrea attended the 20th Reunion.
Buddy (edwin) Ellison
Buddy (Edwin) Ellison Class of 1962
Passed Jan 26, 2014
Buddy was a great guy and will be missed by all.
Catherine Griffiths
Catherine Griffiths Class of 1967
Passed Feb 28, 1993
Cathy had a serious car accident on the Roslyn Bridge in December, 1970. She passed away at Goldwater Memorial Hospital in February, 1993.

- Rob Griffiths ('70)
Charles Sweeney
Charles Sweeney Class of 1963
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Don Delaplaine
Don Delaplaine Class of 1968
Passed Jun 28, 1971
Killed in action in Vietnam when his helicopter was brought down with small-arms fire near Da Nang.
Donna Rowe Weston
Donna Rowe Weston Class of 1965
Passed Mar 16, 2015
Donna passed away in Reno,NV after a 3 year struggle with ALS. She is sorely missed .
Fred Delisle - Teacher
Fred Delisle - teacher Class of 1967
Passed Nov 11, 2009
Mr. Delisle was a long time faculty member at LVHS in the Industrial Arts Dept. He will be missed greatly!
James Harrington
James Harrington Class of 1963
(Passed date unknown)
The first classmate the Class of '63 lost was Jimmy. He was serving his country in Viet Nam when he lost his life.
Jonesy Nollman
jonesy nollman Class of 1963
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Joseph Paul Durso, Jr.
Joseph Paul Durso, Jr. Class of 1963
Passed Jul 24, 1998
Obituary published by The University of Montana:

The School of Journalism lost an inspirational leader and a beloved colleague July 24 when Dean Joe Durso Jr. died of massive heart failure at his home in Victor. He was 52.

Joe was enjoying the first week of a long-awaited two-week vacation when he was stricken.

His loss is a huge blow to the school. Joe had agreed last summer to serve as
interim dean while the university conducted a search for a dean to succeed Frank Allen. When the UM administration announced in June that the search would continue through the next academic year, Joe agreed to serve another year as acting dean.

Joe had a significant impact on the administration of the school, especially in
the last year. He strengthened the professional program, improved communications with alumni and friends and reached out to the professionals in the media by conducting writing workshops and visiting newspapers and broadcast stations, Joe raised substantial amounts of money from foundations, alumni and supporters to
help the school continue its tradition of excellence in preparing students for jobs in the media.

At the school's graduation ceremonies in May, the faculty and staff presented
Joe with a plaque that expressed their appreciation for the exceptional work he
had done as dean.

Joe had been an excellent teacher and administrator before taking the job as
acting dean. He was hired in 1984 to serve as chairman of the Radio-TV
Department, and had served once previously, in 1993, as acting dean. His
teaching skill recently led him to collaborate on a just-finished book on
writing for broadcast media with longtime friend Mervin Block, a former
newswriter for CBS and ABC network news. Joe also wrote a book last year,
"Growing Up Western," with Monty Hall. And, he was researching and writing a
book on the natural history of a Montana trout stream.

The natural history book made use of Joe's degree in biology from Cornell
University. He also earned a master's degree in journalism from Columbia.

Joe began his broadcasting career in 1970 as a television news reporter for
WETA-TV, a public station in Washington, D.C. He later became director of editorials and community affairs for WCBS Radio in New York, then led the CBS Radio Stations News Service in Washington, D.C. Before coming to UM in 1984 Joe spent two years as news and programming director at WBBM in Chicago, a CBS
all-news radio station.

The school has established the Joe Durso Memorial Fund to support both
undergraduate and graduate student reporting projects.

Joe is survived by his wife Maureen, his daughter Joanna, and his brothers
Peter, Christopher, and David.
Laura Dick
Laura Dick Class of 1963
(Passed date unknown)
The reunion committee was informed of the recent passing of Laura Dick Merwin. We were fortunate enough to have seen her at the last reunion four years ago.
Paul Burhans
Paul Burhans Class of 1963
Passed Apr 16, 2015
Just received a call from Jean Burhans that, her husband, Paul passed away on Thursday, April 16th after a year's struggle with prostate cancer. Paul turned 70 this Feburary. He left Jean and three daughters as well as 10 grandhildren.

Paul D. "Bampa" Burhans, 70, of Wellsboro, died on Thursday, April 16, 2015.
He was born on Feb. 14, 1945, in Staten Island, N.Y., a son of the late Donald Louis and Maria C. (Gonzalves) Burhans.
Paul formerly worked at His Thousand Hills and attended the Mt. Zion Full Gospel Church, Wellsboro. He was the husband of Jean T. (Mohr) Burhans. He loved the outdoors and spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Jean; three daughters and sons-in-law, Elaine and Geoff Warburton of Pickering, Ontario Canada, Julia and Todd Moss of Wellsboro, Diana and Jesse Baynard of Wesley Chapel, Fla.; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Donald and Claire Burhans of Washington, Mo., Russell and Sue Burhans of Port Jefferson, N.Y., David and Brenda Burhans of Manford, Okla.; sister and brother-in-law, Wendy and Warren Ross of Northport, N.Y. and 11 grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. - See more at:
Ricahrd Follett
Ricahrd Follett Class of 1963
Passed Jul 23, 2009
(no additional information)
Sharon Thompson (nunziata)
Sharon Thompson (Nunziata) Class of 1981
Passed Dec 24, 2004
(no additional information)
Steven Frazer
Steven Frazer Class of 1963
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Susan Stojowski
Susan Stojowski Class of 1963
(Passed date unknown)
Sue attended the 20th reunion and at that time her name was Sue Smalley Rowe.
William Miller
William Miller Class of 1963
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)

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July 28th 2012
Wall's Wharf on the beach
6:00 to 10:00
$65.00 per person

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