Oceanside (NY) High School Class of 1960 Home Page

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image  at right to access
our 60-year reunion

announcement page



Read Our Letter to the OHS
Graduating Class of 2020

Click here.

ATTENTION: Important Message to All Classmates Who Use Email!

We occasionally send important email, including reunion updates and annual fundraising messages, to all classmates whose edresses we have on file. However, we recently learned that some of you have not been receiving our emails. This is likely because spam filtering has become more rigorous in many ways. We believe we worked this out to substantially overcome the problem by obtaining mass email management software in April 2020

Nevertheless, to assure that you receive our emails, it is best that you  monitor your spam mailbox periodically (that is, at least monthly), and look for mail from me (Howard Levy <howie@1960sailors.net>). Place my edress in your email address book, redesignate any of my messages found in spam as "not spam," and unblock them for the future if you can.

And if we don't have your edress on file, please send it to me.

In addition, to help you find and access selected recent class email messages that remain relevant we have reproduced them on this website, and you can access them by clicking the links below:



  ·  July 20, 2019 Annual Fundraising Appeal

Scroll down for the rest of our home page.

Look for this symbol here on each page, and if you see it,  WAIT FOR THE MUSIC! It will be worth it! 

Click on Popeye's picture to
POPEYE's  Page, to
hear his theme song and to 
see our own Tom Nasca, as

  to the home page of
  the website of the



Click here to read about
the 1955 World Series


Try our Site Search feature.

This website was conceived, designed, researched and created, with lots of help from others (see Acknowledgments), by your classmate, Howard (i.e., "Howie" in high school ─ and now once again) Levy.

I haven't changed much over the years, have I?









Summer 1957

  Fall 1959   Summer 1980   Spring 2005   

Summer 2010


Fall 2015

JUST A LITTLE ABOUT ME: After all the years this site has been online (since 2000), I want to tell my classmates something about myself that I am proud of but that most of you do not know.

For five years beginning in the early 1980s, my beloved father, Jack Levy, suffered from the brutal and dreaded neuromuscular disease, ALS ("Lou Gehrig's Disease"). Many of you may have known him because when we were in school together, he fixed cars at Oceanside Gulf at Long Beach Road and Waukena Avenue, but once stricken, he soon became unable to handle small tools. We lost him in 1986 when he was not yet 68 years old. (I felt like I must have been the youngest person ever to lose a father.)

Shortly before Dad passed, I learned about the ALS Assocation (ALSA) and got involved. (You probably heard or read about ALSA during the famous Ice Bucket Challenge of the summer of 2014.) Soon, I was appointed to ALSA's national Board of Trustees and, then because I am a CPA, I became its national Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer for almost seven years. (This is what I am proud about.) I have remained passionate about ALSA and its mission ever since.

If you want to know more about my long-term involvement with ALSA and about my Dad and his experience with ALS, go to "The Official Blog of the ALS Association."

Go to www.alsa.org, for guidance and direction if you have any family members who have (or may have) ALS, if you would like to learn more about ALS or ALSA or if  you would like to make an online donation.


This website was created in 2000 as a gift to our class and as a grateful tribute to the place where we all came together briefly, many, many years ago, as the Oceanside Sailors Class of 1960, where we shared some of our most formative years and, with a first rate high school education, prepared for our lives as adults, and where we got to know one another and formed some of our strongest values and the most important friendships of our lives:

 Our Alma Mater,

(As she looked when we
were there every day)

So be my guest.
You've got nothin' to lose!

Won't you let us take you on a


Welcome back to 1960 and before!!

If you were fortunate enough to have been part of this great class
 during this
most magical time to be in high school in America, from

then, you are going to love this site!

Climb aboard our cyber-cruise ship, "The Spirit of '60," for a leisurely on the internet. Take some time (and it will take some time) for the online nostalgia trip of your life ─ a virtual sentimental journey home.

Bon Voyage, Sailor!!


Cruise back to port and the good old days, the "happy days" when we all launched our personal voyages into adult life in 1960. Explore your class website, and use the magic of technology to traverse the time and miles. Celebrate our teenage years spent together, rock, roll, read and reminisce about the days of old with your old friends and classmates ─ through over 200 pages* and 90 megabytes of high school, jr. high and reunion memories quite possibly the largest collection ever assembled on the web of electronic memorabilia of its kind from its time and place ─ with close to 3,000 embedded photo and other graphic image and sound files for your pleasure.

Oh yes, Sailor, this site is enriched with music
mostly our music.

     (IF YOU ARE NOT GETTING THE MUSIC, click here for tips.)  


*  Including a few still under construction

Spread the word about this website to all your 1960
   classmates and other Oceanside Sailors that you talk to.


                      Class Newsletter


And send us your input, comments and suggestions, photos and memorabilia Our site continues to grow as more and more Sailors provide input. And if you were part of the great OHS Class of 1960, activate your membership in our class association, support the site financially, and keep our boat "afloat" for many years to come.


Click here if you want to read how our classmates and others are cheering for the cyber-sea cruise on our 1960 Sailors’ website.

And if you like our site the first time,

bookmark this page
come back, visit often, check the
TM,and see what's changed.

DEDICATION: The site is dedicated to the memory of one of our classmates, Joel Pravda, who was also my very dear and close friend for over 45 years. Joel passed away on April 11, 1999, and work on the site began later that year.

As I remember, n
o one had more fun in high school than Joel. If you knew him, 
there is no doubt that you remember him, too. He was very memorable.

(For a special memorial tribute page     
remembering Joel, click on his photo.

(or to repeat the music)   

Try our Site Search feature.

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