Irvington High School "Torch" magazine, 1959

For 50 years, I held on to a copy of the "Torch" issue from December 1959. This was a general interest magazine, produced by students at Irvington High School, Irvington New Jersey. It contains pictures of football players, half-time show members, class officers, soccer team stars (our soccer team was legendary!) and poems and essays. Also, lots of advertisements of Irvington businesses at the time.
Some names from articles and masthead:
Karen Frank
Ruth Holzer
Pat Jamieson
Sharon Schlein
Barry Margolis
Inge Bass
Louise Wilkinson
Lois Charnick
Anthony Pilone
Edward Demarest
Morton Kaplan
Barbara Buhlinger
Amelia Petiti
Diane Mullin
Gail Ortland
Fran Cagno
Mary Beckman
Ann Strand
Rose Busci
Marilyn Della Valle
Carol Jacobus
Joyce Marchin
George Agalias
Janice Krampetz
Nancy Hetz
Karen Frenz
Anna Marie Iorio
Dorothy Rapp
Jo Ann Fabricatore
Barbara Cataldo
Diana Cucuzella
Gail Geyer
Carol Oncavage
Diane Sullivan
Betty Lou Schroeder
Joseph Cardillo
Marie Bagnato
Ann Greenberg
Judy ManzMarie Cieplak
Paul GeyerJohn Savicky
George Torbyck
Luciano Benassi
Myron Hura
Harold Altschuler
Roland Solchanyk
Al Fleischer
Rich Stammler
Bruce Reitz
Ronald Heitz
Wayne Jones
Augie Ernesto
Ronnie Adams
Frank Cocuzza
Bob Ruggiero
John Firuta
John deGrazio
Richard Giessuebel
Bob Gundaker
Walter Peters
Don Harmatuck
Steve Braccioforte
Norman Kiken
John Solewski
Alex Trento
Heinz Newman
Ken Sekella
Larry Perkel
George Rohowski
Bill Chisik
Brian Doyle
Robert Kuldanek
Allan Meltzer
Ron Angelo
Ron Bubnowski
Jon Frank

Today I scanned the whole magazine into pdf format, but it's too big to put up on the web (50 mgbs). Perhaps I'll learn how to compress pdf documents into a size that can be uploaded to my blog or web site. For now, though, I am a one-person competitor with Google Books in digitizing memorabilia.
If you want to get a copy on DVD, it'll cost you $2.00, for postage and to reimburse cost of a disk & mailer. Contact me at
for more details. I'm pretty sure there's no copyright on this document.