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To NPHS Alumni:

Hope all of you came through Hurricane Sandy okay; however, one of NPHS's long-time teachers Grace Roff Hodge sustained major damage to her home. In speaking with her, we found out she is not eligible for FEMA and does not have the funds to rebuild.

As she touched the lives of so many students we have decided to try and help. We have set up a fund at Wells Fargo Bank called The Grace Roff Hodge Hurricane Sandy Donation Fund. Any donation would be greatly appreciated, and all donors will be anonymous. If you are interested, you can go to any Wells Fargo Branch and make a check out to the above
named fund. Any amount will be appreciated. We will be doing this until 5/15/2013.

If you have any questions feel free to contact either
Mary Lou Sanders Deady
44 Halsted Drive
Manchester, NJ 08759
Nancy Sturcke
3910 Back Bay Drive #135
Jupiter, FL 33477



On October 15, 2011 at the NPHS Alumni Hall of Fame Diner, the Class of 1950
made a generous donation of $500.00 to the NPHS Alumni Associations
scholarship fund in honor of Mario Caruso. Art Fritz, represented the class in making the donation and a tribute to Mario.  The donation was to recognize Mario's 
"Contribution and Devoted Efforts for NPHS
and his leadership in the Alumni Association." 
Mario Caruso was honored posthumously at the Hall of Dinner for his long service, leadership and vision for the NPHS Alumni Association,
and the Alumni Association's annual scholarships will now bear his name. 
Thanks to the Class of 1950, the scholarship fund was substantially increased.

Robert Kirchberger '65  


Letter from Dr. Ernest G. Jaeger,
2011 NPHS Hall of Fame inducted Teacher

I would like to again thank you, the members of the Alumni Association and the Hall of Fame committee for the splendid Hall of Fame induction dinner on October 15.  My family and I had a very enjoyable time and we all appreciate the hospitality extended to us that evening.

As I said that evening, I salute and thank all of you who have continued the traditions established by Mario Caruso over time.  I know putting together this year's dinner could not have been easy, but your had work and dedication produced an outstanding event.  Mario certainly would have been proud.

I am honored to be a member of the Alumni Hall of Fame and I thank all of you at the Alumni Association again for this recognition.

Sincere thanks and best regards

Ernest Jaeger


Nancy Hayes Van de Vate, North Plainfield High School Class of 1948 has been recently named Composer-in Residence by "Institute of European Studies in Vienna, part of the Chicago-based IES Abroad program". more info

For information on the
NEW Krausche Field Renovations

For the upcoming Class of 1968 and 1969 reunion in May
please visit

For additional news articles pertaining to the latest newsletter
click on the names below:

Dick Williams

Articles pertaining to previous newsletters:
Frank Salvato
Bette & George Dealaman
Arnold Arons
St. Baldricks 2009

Steve Schmidt
Jack Gardner
Captain Alan Smith

Pearl Harbor Vet Shares Story with Teens

New Winter 2009 Newsletter available online now.  Click HERE to access the latest edition.

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Pictures from the October Hall of Fame dinner

Left this world September 13th...North Plainfield and beyond
grieve the passing of this GREAT, legendary man...
smiling face of the community...Alumni leader, Hall of Famer...
Thousands are sharing the loss with his family and friends.