Born and raised on Oakland Terrace in Vailsburg. Went to Lincoln
School, Ivy Jr. High and Vailsburg HS, Class of 1964. My father
was a teacher, also born and raised in Newark. He graduated from
Barringer HS. He taught at Weequahic, East Side and Barringer. His
name was Henry Donn (Donofrio). He was a Basketball coach with several
city titles. I have my dad's scrap book from BHS in the late 1920's
and all his diaries. I know he went to 15th Ave. School and I think
Robert Treat. I have a light fixture from the original BHS auditorium
in my kitchen. Both of my parents are buried at Fairmount Cemetery
near West Side HS. I could give you a store by store description
of S. Orange Ave from Kilburn Church to the Dover Street bus turnaround,
during the '50s & '60s. Some of the happiest times of my life
were spent in "The Burg". So nice someone passed the site
on to me. Would love to hear from others who are far from home.
Susan welcome to the old newark site.Your dad was my gym teacher
at East Side High School he was a great man we all enjoyed the way
he taught. He was always MR DONN.
Manny, Tulsa, VHS '66:
Welcome aboard Susan,
Does any of this sound familiar?
"Suzi"; peppy cheerleader; Grunings at the Top; collegiate;
penny loafers; T.K.E.; "No, really!"; great guitar player.
I knew your dad as Dr. Donn. He was a Phys Ed teacher at Weequahic
and also taught Health, a required course back in the '40s. I recall
one of the projects your dad required was for his students to build
a bibliography on 3x5 cards of all the health books we could find.
I spent many hours in the Newark Library putting that project together.
Your dad was a very good teacher and well liked by his students.
As you point out, he coached our basketball team to several city
titles while I was a student at Weequahic.
Hi Susan I graduated WHS jan 1947 and remember your Dad. He was
a fine coach and though I didn't make the team . I didn't miss many
games. We had some great teams during your dads reign. One of his
players Jack Charwin is a neighbor. Stay well
Did Henry Donn coach at Weequahic in the 30's? I'd be interested
in knowing since my father, Al Bradley, attended WHS during the