|Remember the pond toward the end of Summer|
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|Charles Seymour worked at the Newark Airport for several years after leaving the Farm. He is married and living in the San Francisco area. He has five children and six grandchildren. Currently Chuck works in the international transportation field.|
|George Seymour went to work at National Gypsum (Millington) after BHS and prior to joining the Navy, where he was sent to San Diego. Among other things at Bonnie Brae, he recalls vividly heaving bales of straw five high on that flatbed truck, across "endless fields," in the searing summer heat, for ten cents an hour extra credit. His three children, and three of his nine grandchildren have visited BB during recent reunions.|
|James Murray has great memories of the Farm, and lives in rural New York, much of the time outdoors as a seasoned hiker and camper. Currently Jim supports hikers on the Appalachian Trail which passes through his farm. He also serves as President of the Bonnie Brae Alumni Association.|
|Louis Jeand'Heur lives in Carlsbad, CA and is one of our eldest alumni. Judge Osborne arranged for him to attend after his parents passed during the depression. He was the Drum Major at Bernards High and met Tommy Dorsey who lived in Morristown. He recalls Coach Frazer and Mrs. Adams his houseparent at Gould. He joined the Navy and was a cook during WW II. Later he and his wife owned a jewelry company.|
|Bob Leslie credits BB with being able to finish high school, and then later finish college with the GI Bill. He was house captain at Kiwanis for a few years, and says, "some of the older guys on the farm would kid me and call me "General" because of my little army." Currently Bob lives in Sun City, Arizona.|
|Before arriving at Bonnie Brae, Lee Davis had never been anywhere near a farm. His best memories of Bonnie Brae were those times spent working with staff members responsible for running various parts of the farm's operations- Herb Graham, Stan Grabarzcyk, Bob Wagner, and others. As a result, Lee spent an entire career working in the field of Agriculture.|
|Wilbur "Bill" Smith recalls listening to the announcement of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor on the radio, Sunday, December 7th, 1941. He was in Gould, and Ida Adams was the housemother (before there were house-parents). After leaving the Farm he ran into both Lindy (John) Verge and John Hahn (Wilson) in Korea. Currently Bill lives in NJ.|
Art Knowlton left BB to live with his mom and go to high school in Morristown. Spent four years in the Marine Corps and attended Rutgers Newark.
He worked in heavy construction all of his professional life. Founded and ran a Dockbuilding and Marine Construction firm
and he works as an estimator and construction manager, and serves on the BB Board of Directors. His wife of 52 years, Linda, and he have twin daughters and six grandchildren.
| Frank Hickethier's favorite BB memories: "Hitting" the store
room--midnight rides of truck in lower pasture-- midnight swims in the pool--Farm dances, and the bus ride home. Currently lives with his wife and four children in Colorado Springs. ||Ike
|Izat Keay has the rare distinction of having been both a boy at BB, and then returning as a staff member (6/53 - 9/56). He led the Scouts, supported all kinds of sports, and served as a spiritual leader. Later Ike moved to Tennessee where he served as Director of a home for children whose parents were imprisoned.||Bob
|Robert Jellinek attended Bonnie Brae twice, the first time in 1953. He recalls riding the BB bus to Children's Village in upper
New York state to play varsity football for Bonnie Brae. Bob has four great kids, and now enjoys living close to the water in Oceanside, California.||Joe
|Joe left Bonnie Brae while in the 10th grade and finished the 10th Grade at Hackensack High School, NJ, joining the Navy on his 17th birthday where he
became an Electrician before discharge in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, working for AFRTS (Armed Forces Radio & Television Service).
After leaving the Navy, he went into Electronics and started his own TV Repair service, in Virginia Beach, VA. His passion for entertaining led to performing
as an Elvis and Roy Orbison tribute artist.|
Alumni Members (123) George Albert, Arthur Aston, Michael Anthony, Forman Armstrong, Charles Asmanes, Robert Baille, Harold Bartholomew, David Berlin, Robert Berry, John Bradley, Thomas Breidigan, John Breunig, Robert Button, Louis Cagnole, George Cameron Sr., James Carmichael, Donald Carton, Richard Carton, Frank Conklin, Joe Corvino, David Counsil, Herbert Dall, Alfred Davenport, Lee Davis, John Drury, Patrick Drury, Albert Ebner, George Eldridge, Jeff Everitt, Joseph Evonitz, Richard Evonitz, Thomas Fenimore, Richard Fitzsimmons, Howard Folkman, David Forrest, Felice Furino, George Geisler, Clarence Goldey, William Gordon, Charles Green, John Grodski, Albert Haarmaan, Robert Hall, Timothy Hart, Amos Hawkins, Padric Hayes, Arthur Hedges, Edward Hendel, John Heys, Frank Hickethier, Robert Hickethier, Robert Holsten, Lee Jack, Louis E. Jeand'Heur, Robert Jellinek, Richard Jesberger, Howard Joiner, Alexander Keay, Ike Keay, Roger Kidder, Arthur Knowlton, Adrian Kologi, Robert La Boudiere, Robert Leslie, Alfred Lyons Sr., Charles Maney, Jeffrey Marzak, Robert Mauriello, Norman McCallum, Charles Meehan, Charles Merton, Richard Merton, Robert Merton, Mickey Metcalfe, Gary Minion, Harold Mulvihill, Joseph Murphy, James Murray, Richard Murray, George S. Nas, George O'Brien, Harry O'Brien, Robert Osborne, Edward Outcalt, Leslie Packard, William G. Pecci, Sr., Robert Peters, Dominic Pisciotta, Charles Potter, Richard Regan, Ralph Robinson, Edmond Roney, John Salzer, Wayne Scank, Joseph Searles, Charles Seymour, George Seymour, Robert Sinclair, George Singletary, John Singletary, William Singletary, W. E. Smith, Harry H. Snyder III, Charles Stewart, Tod Stiles, Bernd Strunz, Thomas Sweeney, Stanley Szumowicz, Arthur Tharp, Robert Tharp, Walter Tharp, James Thompson, Steve Toth, James Vihonsky, Richard Von Duhn, Bernard Welter, Earnest Welter, Paul Welter, Robert West, David Westphalen, Brooks Wettlin, Michael Wilson, Frank Womer, Ronald York, and James York.
Statistics as of June 24, 2017:
- BB Alumni Identified =
128 143 158 167 249 279 308 324 357 381413.
- Earliest Year = 1934 (Charles Asmanes and Bob Leslie)
- Latest Years = 1994 (David Berlin), 1998 (Timothy Yeager), and 1999 (Felice Furino)
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