President’s letter Hello to all Alumni and friends: The school has given us the green light to resume our Alumni convention so as a result we will meet this summer August 7th, 8th, & 9th. I’m happy to announce that costs for attending the convention will remain the same as they were in 2012. Please … Continue reading Alumni Bulletin 2015
Alumni Bulletin 2014
President’s Letter Dear fellow members of the WPSBC Alumni Association, Welcome to the 2014 edition of the WPSBC Alumni Association’s annual bulletin. As per usual, we have lots of interesting and relevant news for you this time around, including a piece about our very own Ray Lantz, information about the school, and details about … Continue reading Alumni Bulletin 2014
Alumni Bulletin 2013
Dear Alumni: Summer has just begun and it is time once again to reserve that special social day on our Alumni calendar. I hope you will be able to attend this year’s Social Fun Day scheduled for Saturday September 14th. The school has set Saturday the 14th for our get together and the doors will … Continue reading Alumni Bulletin 2013
Norman Anderson Passed Away
We’ve just learned that 1955 WPSBC graduate Norman Anderson passed away. Norm taught at WPSBC for a time, and then his career took him to the Maryland School for the Blind, where he also taught. Do rest in peace, Norm.
Ilene Sirocca Passed Away
We learned recently of the passing of 1966 WPSBC graduate Ilene Sirocca, who was best known around Pittsburgh for her singing and piano-playing abilities. Included here is a recent performance by the Morningside native. Enjoy. Rest in peace, Ilene. Wherever you’ve gone, they’ll truly appreciate your singing.
Karen Irvine Passed Away
Just received word that 1973 WPSBC graduate Karen Irvine passed away last weekend, from a sudden heart attack. Karen attended the alumni convention back in 2008 (I think), and was often accompanied about by Jim and Linda Davis; good friends they were. She lived in the Philadelphia region. Rest in peace, Karen.
WPSBC Graduates List
For those of you looking for the complete list of graduates of the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children, you can view it at http://wpsbc-alumni.org/graduates-list/ . You can also find it by entering “graduates list” into the search box, which is located near the top right on most pages on this site. Contact me with any further questions.
Joyce Teese Passed Away
Friends, We learned yesterday of the passing of teacher and administrator Joyce Teese, who lost the battle overnight with adrenal cortical cancer. Mrs. Teese taught many of us eighth grade during the 1970s as well as techniques of daily living (TDL) to fifth graders in her early years at the school She arranged those yearly spring … Continue reading Joyce Teese Passed Away
Janet Kopcic Kallao Passed Away
We are saddened to learn of the recent passing of class of 1955 graduate Janet Kopcic Kallao. We have little more information about here than that she graduated in the mid 50s. Feel free to share anything you know about her here.
Wayne Pittman Passed Away
The Alumni Association of the Western PA School for Blind Chidren would like to acknowledge the passing of class of 1965 graduate, Wayne Pittman. Wayne was employed for several years by the city of Harrisburg, PA, and he will be sadly missed by many of his friends. Rest in peace, Wayne.