FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL
Rochester, New York
With a 23-acre campus, for 30 years from 1930, Franklin was the largest high school east of the Mississippi.
It has 500 rooms, a mile of corridors, a massive refurbished theater and a gym which holds 2,400 people.
A total of two million bricks were used to build it.
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(We are scanning 1940 Yearbook from Jan Mitch Eckman)
For Franklin's Classes
1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947
1959, 1960, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969,
1971, 1972, 1973, 1974,
1975 & 1976
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REUNION AND CLASS NOTES
Class of '70
THERE WILL BE A 50th REUNION
!!!!! Due to the COVID -19 pandemic, the Class of ‘70 50th reunion is postponed till 2022 !!!!!
The Facebook group: Benjamin Franklin HS, Rochester, NY - 50th Reunion, Class of 1970
Or, contact David Cristantello at email@example.com OR Class Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The '71 &'72 Joint 30th Reunion
Was Held on Saturday, May
To see some of the Pictures
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR THE
CLASSES OF 1971 & 1972
see Class List for the Class
the Class List for Class of 1972
look at the LIST
of people we've FOUND
both the Class of 1971 and the Class of 1972
Click HERE for the 1971 Yearbook as a single (big) pdf file
Click HERE for the 1972 Yearbook as a single (big) pdf file
1971 Newspaper Staff
** If you also graduated from #50 School in 1967,
you might want to take a look at this! CLICK HERE
REUNIONS for OTHER CLASSES
CLASS OF 1976
30 Year Class Reunion !!
They also may contact
the following people as well.
Charles Hall, Class
Tina Elie: email@example.com
Had its 45th
CLICK HERE for PICTURES
and the Details!!!!
Class of 1965
Had it 50th Reunion on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2015
GATHERINGS AT THE DAISY FLOUR MILL
1880 BLOSSOM ROAD, ROCHESTER, NY 14625
Many Thanks to Jim Scardinale for supplying the '65 Yearbook
Franklin Graduate makes Forbes Richest List: In March of 2017, David Walentas ('56) made Forbes' list with $2 billion in net worth. His New York City-based real estate company, Two Trees, created Brooklyn's DUMBO neighborhood and is currently working on a $3 billion project there. His son, Jed, is the CEO of the company, and his wife Jane is an artist.
Jeffrey Anderson, 1985 Franklin High School graduate was among the 10 referees selected to officiate 2017 Final Four Basketball in Phoenix.
Joe Simon was born in Rochester in 1913. He graduated from Franklin and went on to co-create Captain America !
Have 1938 Yearbook !
Looking for the Family of Arthur or Beatrice "Betty" STILES
A generous person from Martinsville, Indiana (Keenen Steinway) found the 1938 Franklin Yearbook
belonging to Beatrice ("Betty") Stiles in papers belonging to his parents.
It appears that her brother Arthur Stiles was on the championship 1938 Franklin tennis team
but transferred to Monroe the next year -- so it is possible she did as well.
Keenan sent the yearbook in, and and it is available now.
If you know or knew Betty (also called "Walts")
or Doris Klein (who she ate lunch with),
let us know, as Mr. Steinway would like you to have the book.
Benjamin Franklin 1946 Yearbook with signatures for Lois Vaisey
I think her name is on the inside cover, or one of the first few pages.
She would love to find it and reread them again.
Contact her daughter Christine at chrisndoug at rochester.rr.com
Thank you! (8/13)
Graduates of #39 School
-- a MESSAGE (7/8/12)
by an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Click HERE to read the January 1941 "Life" Magazine article on Franklin (turn to page 65)
Click HERE to read the Life Magazine Issue -- The Year in Pictures 1971
Click HERE to read the Life Magazine Issue -- The Year in Pictures 1972
Class of 1942 -- a MESSAGE (9/12)
My father would like me to check if there is information for a
reunion for his class of 1942. If so, who would he contact?
Paula Marra, for Peter Folino
Class of 1980 -- a MESSAGE (7/12)
Hello, my name is Diana C. I graduated from Benjamin Franklin HS class of 1982.
I never had the chance to buy my year book, I would like to know if there any way I can obtain access to one. I had so mmany memories at Benjamin Franklin HS.
After my mother passed away when I was 10, my grandparents took my brother and I in their custody and took care of us until we moved from New York to Rochester at the age of 16.
I was so scared when I entered Benjamin Franklin because it was so big. There I met new friends and my life changed after that.
Now I live in New Jersey, married for 24 yrs. I have one son and two daughters and my first grandchild on the way.
I would appreciate it so much if I could either get a copy of have it posted here. Please help me. Thank you so much.
If you would lend the Classes of 71-72 Reunion Committee the 1980 Yearbook to scan, we will add it here for Diana. Send us an E-mail
MESSAGE (7/12) FOUND (Turns out she was in the June 37 Yearbook !!)
My mom Gertrude Katz graduated from Benjamin Franklin High school and I was hoping to see her scanned year book.
I believe she graduated in 1933. She lived on St Paul Street and I am her daughter Laurie
Can you please let me know how I can see the year book and if possible can you tell me what year she graduated?
I am almost certain it was 1933 and she passed away three years ago. I really would love to see the yearbook.
Italian American Community Center's
Women of the Year Award in Education 2015
May 22, 2015
Dorothy R. Pecoraro
Franklin Latin and languages teacher and long time educator in the Rochester School District.
Active contributor to Hope Hall School & the U of R's Warner School of Education.
Note: we are not part of Franklin's administration so we don't have access to its records -- we're just reunion folks.
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