Share our heritage: St. John’s Catholic School 5th/6th grade, 1952

Share our heritage | St. John’s Catholic School 5th and 6th grade 1952

July 29, 2013 

This is the 1952 5th and 6th grade classes of St. John's Catholic School in Bellefonte.

PAT BIERLY — Photo provided

Each Monday the Centre Daily Times will publish an installment in our “Share our Heritage” series, featuring photos from Centre County’s past. Today’s photo is from Pat Bierly.

This is the 1952 5th and 6th grade classes of St. John’s Catholic School in Bellefonte. “The picture was taken on the front steps of the church,” Bierly wrote.

Pictured, first row, from left: Fred Saylor, Lawrence Hampton, Charles Catalano, Barbara Coble, Mary Ann Hood, Carol Kane, Bill Schwartz, John Novosel and Bob Tate.

Second row, from left: Francis Koenig, Nancy Boscanio, Charlotte Kersavage, Donna Ranio, Rose Marie Kushawara, Sandy Alterio, Bill Carlous and Charles Debrasky.

Third row, from left: Pat Kozar, Pat Sunday, Marie Williams, Cecilia Praskovich, Barbara Peters, Jackie Anderson, Ro Bonfatto and Betty Berardis.

Fourth row, from left: Nancy Boldin, Rita Anderson, Connie Koening, Mary Ann Tenalio, Barbara Ebeling, Donna Ray, Alice Jean Steele and Marie Frank.

Fifth row, from left: Alphonaso Boscanio, Roy Tate, Steve Ivicic, Paul Oesterling and Jim Boscanio.

Readers can contribute to the “Share our Heritage” series by sharing their own photos. Just drop off or mail copies of the photos to Centre Daily Times, 3400 E. College Ave., State College, PA 16801 or email them to or directly to Photo Editor Laurie Jones at Provide as much information as you can. All photos in the weekly series are placed in a “Share our Heritage” gallery at If you have any questions about this series, Jones can be reached at 231-6461.

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