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May 13, 2008


Dorothy Morris

This is a question for Herman Bressel who wrote about his life on May 18, 2008. Herman you mention your good friend Norman Kaufman and I wonder if this is the Norman Kaufman who went to Midwood and played football? I graduated 217 Class of 1954 and went on to Midwood and graduated in 1958.

Dorothy Morris
Agoura Hills, CA

bob goldstein

Robert(bob) Goldstein Lives in Asheville NC.

Midwood Hs,Brooklyn College, Alfred University BA,Columbia University Doctorate, US Army Capt VietNam Era. MSD (Orthdontics) FDU. Practice 30 years Bridgewater NJ. Wife Leslie, 3 sons, 8 grandsons 2 grandaughters, all in Asheville NC.

Fond Memories of Miss Diehl, she took no nonsence,gave me a chance to excell.


I am so excited to find this. Stuart Stillman Esq. is my bro. 4 grades my senior. I too am one of the offspring of 217. I wll send him this url so that he can communicate. Of course I have pics but don't know how to upload them to you

Paul Pagnato

Please, does anyone have a class of 55' photo ?
Thank you.
Paul Pagnato

steven coven

I came across this blog when I googled my dads name and I am sure that he is in the bottom row third from the right(George Coven).I am sorry to say he passed away in 1983 at age 44.He lived in bellmore long island.

Vivian de St. Vrain

Thanks, Herman, for clearing up the confusion and for contributing a brief biography. Let's hope that others follow your example. V.

Herman Bressel

Dear Dr. Metablog,
I stumbled across your blog on P.S. 217 class of 1952 after speaking with a kid brother (class of 1955). Great Stuff! Was very happy to see names that I had forgotten. Brings back a lot of memories. Would just like to correct the way my name is listed in the caption of the graduating class. I am in the top row to the left of my old buddy, Norman Kaufman, but I am listed as "Herman Breslow". In real life I am Herman Bressel. Didn't do too well in high school (School of Industrial Arts & Midwood). Dropped out at 17 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Served for a bit more than 20 years. While stationed in France, got married. Did 18 months in Vietnam. Retired as a chief petty officer. Retired again in March 2005 from a management position with a containership company. Live in Long Beach, CA where I preside over our homeowners association and play golf. Enjoy gourmet cooking in rest of spare time. Turned 70 years young on May 7 and am in pretty good health. Best regards, Herman Bressel

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