Derby Cultural Commission seeking oldest living Derby High Graduate.
The Cultural Commission found many senior citizens who might have qualified as Derby's oldest living Derby High Graduate as part of the Olde Derby Day Grand Reunion celebration on June 24 & 25. Attached is a photo of the DHS class of 1928 with names identified by Harold B. Yudkin, a Derby resident and graduate of that class. Mr. Yudkin graduated from Derby High at age 15. However, Myron Horbal of Ansonia topped Mr. Yudkin by appearing at the Reunion as a member of the class of 1927. Click here to see a picture. Though Mr. Horbal was the oldest graduate to attend the reunion, other graduates dating back to at least the class of 1924 were identified as a result of the search.
The oldest graduates were recognized at Derby Day with a "Decades Party" held at the Senior Center.
Thanks to Mr. Harold Yudkin and the 1928 Derby High Outlook Yearbook at the Derby Public Library, all of the Derby High School Graduates in the Class of 1928 photograph have been identified.
Front Row: Loretta Sullivan, Angelina Ricciuti, Lena Yocher, Dorothy Schlitter, Marian Walter, Polly Popowski, Margaret Rotteck, Bessie Balmforth, Mildred Burley, Catherine Conaty, Evelyn Neal, Annette Little
Second Row: Margaret Mahoney, Bessie Chanin, Joseph Gorman, Thomas Millea, Percy Bennett, Francis Wring, Francis McDermott, Euple Pigaty, Betty Bride, Mary Donovan, Frances Gibbs, Marian Kucen
Third Row: Edmund Strang, Alice Swole, Ursula Shea, John Tracz, Dr. Charles “Magno” D’Alessio, Harold B. Yudkin, Bernard Metelits, Dr. Dominic D’Ambruoso, Mildred Munger, Mary Kiley, Mary Siminou, Lucy Zazada
Fourth Row: Frank Poslusny, John Stapleton, William Kiley, Joseph O’Connor, Thomas Hyde
Fifth Row: Nathan Chazen, Edward Tracy, Joseph Sortino, James Stokes, John Ahearn, Edward Tomko