What Can The Association Do For You?

Graduates of Potsdam Central have always had strong ties to their alma mater and fellow classmates, but a newly established alumni association will formally support and enhance this relationship. The organization will promote lifelong connections among fellow alumni, PCS students and its faculty and staff. Association membership will include those individuals who competed their graduation requirements at another institution, such as a prep school or The Clarkson School.

A comprehensive database is being created to keep graduates informed of school endeavors, provide a valuable resource to class reunion organizers, assist in the development of association programs and strengthen alumni connections. Your information will not be sold, leased or given to outside concerns. So please REGISTER TODAY! CLICK ON THE LINK AT YOUR RIGHT.

Class chairs are encouraged to link their own class web page to this site or post reunion information directly to this blog.
Contact Jim and Gail Baxter, Class of '65 to access classmates via the developing association database and to share alumni information.

It is hoped that alumni will utilize the database to organize an alumni gathering either by class or region and/or publicize such activities through the Association website.

Alumni are needed to serve our advisory board, plan events, serve as web masters and database managers. Not necessary to be a "local".

If you have questions or comments regarding the organization email potsdamcentralalumni@gmail.com

Thursday, March 5, 2009


Welcome to the Potsdam Central School Alumni Blog Site!


  1. This is a great way to network with old friends. Thank you for creating it.

  2. I have recently designed a hat,long sleeve t-shirt and golf shirt to sell at the 1969/1970 Class Reunion. I have no intentions of making any money for them, so if any of the other class reunions would like to order items for their reunion, please let me know. Phil Demarest 1970, demarestCA@aol.com

    I'm also on Facebook if you would like to see some vintage photos of a few for former Stoners.

  3. Class of 1949

    It has been 60 years since we graduated. I am trying to update our class mailing list to see if anyone is interested in having a reunion. If not this year then next. I have contacted Diane Elliott Hansen and Spike Morgan for help in this endeavor. I would be delighted to hear comments from any of our classmates.

    Patricia Walker Mulholland jmulholl@indiana.edu

  4. John K. Snyder, 60, formerly of Potsdam. John K. Snyder, 60, of Shrewsbury, died Monday, July 20, 2009 in Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston after a long battle with cancer.

    He leaves his wife of 15 years, Justine Whalen Snyder; his children, Heather Quinn and her husband, Joseph of Providence, RI; Amanda Cathey and her husband, Stuart of Providence, RI; Jack Snyder and Caleigh Snyder both of Shrewsbury, MA; two brothers, Bill Snyder of Aruba, David Snyder of Maine; a sister, MaryBeth O’Brien of Potsdam and two granddaughters, Jane Quinn and Raya Cathey.

    John was born in Potsdam, son of the late Charles and Marguerite (Kennedy) Snyder and has lived in Shrewsbury for over 30 years. John graduated from Potsdam High School and attended Boston College on a hockey scholarship from 1966 until 1970 .He graduated with honors with a B.A. in business. After graduating from Boston College John entered the army reserves. He spent six consecutive summers serving his country with the Army reserves at Fort Drum. John obtained an MBA from Babson College in Wellesley.

    John worked for the Hope Company of Fitchburg in industrial sales until he formed his own company with a co-worker in 1976. The industrial sales company was located in Worcester and was called Omni Services. John was the recipient of many sales awards and established a very successful company as an entrepreneur.

    John was the owner and operator of Massachusetts Health and Fitness in Shrewsbury for 20 years. John won many statewide racquetball tournaments, and throughout his life he played on several hockey and baseball leagues. He was a member of the Boston College Pike’s Peak Club. He ran in many marathons including the Boston Marathon, Newport Marathon, Falmouth Relays and was involved in the BayState Triathlon for several years.
    He also enjoyed the Wellfleet beaches, fishing, biking, tennis, and especially time with family.

    Visitation with John’s family will be held on Friday, July 24th from 5 - 8 P.M. in the Britton-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, 648 Main Street, Shrewsbury. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, July 25th at 1 P.M. in the Unitarian Universalist Church, 64 West Main Street, Westborough, MA.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Jack and Caleigh Educational Fund, c/o Central One Federal Credit Union, 714 Main Street, Shrewsbury, MA 01545.

  5. Carla McGregor-IngramAugust 9, 2009 at 10:03 PM

    I was wondering if the class of 1982 has ever had a reunion. I have not heard about one, but that doesn't mean anything, as I was traveling for our 15th and 20th. Do we have a chair for the class of 1982? Who is it? If you could let me know I would appreciate it. Go Stoners!

  6. The Class of 1965 will "reunite" July 9 and 10, 2010. For information contact Bruce Kent bak1947@yahoo.com