The entire Board of the Amherst Central Alumni Foundation wishes to thank our President, Lynn Ramsey ’79, for her spirit, contributions and service to our organization over the years, and offer her our very best wishes as she and her family open a new chapter in their life out of state.
Larry Ross ’72, Vice President, will be Acting President until board elections take at the foundation’s annual meeting in May 2016.
July 7, 1914 – Feb. 3, 2016
John Krestic, a music teacher and school band leader, died Wednesday under Hospice care in Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, a few days after suffering a stroke. He was 101.
Born in Harvey, Ill., Mr. Krestic grew up attending schools in Lancaster. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Fredonia Normal School and taught instrumental music at Silver Creek Central Schools from 1937 to 1944.
During those years, he played professionally in the Carborundum Band, which was broadcast over the Columbia Radio Network from Niagara Falls. He also worked as director of music at Churchill Tabernacle during the time when it was broadcast eight hours every Sunday on WKBW radio.
In 1944, he took a teaching position at Amherst Central High School and eventually became chair of the music department. In 1950, he took a sabbatical to earn a master’s degree at the University of Michigan. He worked at the high school until his retirement in 1969.
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The Amherst Central Alumni Chorale, a vision of ‘58 alumnus Robert Laskie, is in its third year of producing wonderful music. It is almost 50 members strong. Our inaugural conductor and accompanist, Rosemary Dayton and Carolyn Russell, will continue on a part time basis. But the funds will be to compensate all directors and accompanists and ensure the future of the Chorale.
Bob sang with us until he was no longer able to, sadly succumbing to Pancreatic cancer. We miss Bob will all our hearts and it is our desire to begin a fund in his name to enable the chorale to continue bringing generations of alumni together sharing music, memories and friendships. We are forever indebted to Bob, Posy and Carolyn for spring boarding this wonderful group!
Please feel free to donate in memory or honor of Bob or another musical alumnus!
You can donate two ways — either via downloadable donation form below or PayPal button for credit/debit card donation.
Thank you for your support!
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Is your class having a reunion in 2016? You can let the Amherst Central Alumni Foundation know and we will help promote it by posting on our website and social media. We can also provide you with a class list with addresses for your year.
All you need to do is contact the Alumni Office via email or phone…we will glad to help out any way we can.
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