50 Years Ago They Graduated From High School

Harry Robinson said life in Warrensburg in 1957 was much slower and much more rural than today.

The school mimicked the culture and lifestyle, he said. I had no idea at graduation what I wanted to do, but I went to college because my friends did. He decided on a career in law and attended Albany Law School and practiced law in Cohoes for 25 years before he retired. Robinson was also a bank president for 12 years until the bank went public and was sold in 2001.

Thats when I retired and we moved to our summer place in Brant Lake, he said. Robinson was active in many civic groups, giving back to his community and was chairman of the board at Albany Law. He was also chairman of the board of the Albany Airport Authority when the airport was built. He is now on the board of Hudson Headwaters, and he enjoys golf and reading history.

Bob Wilsey wanted to be a high school basketball coach in the summer of 57, and thats exactly what he did.

I taught physical education and coached basketball at Hoosic Valley High School for 33 years, Wilsey said. Wilsey was reportedly a star athlete in high school, and now plays a lot of golf and enjoys flying. He and his wife Marsha have been married for 48 years.

Steve Parisi spent his elementary and early high school years in Warrensburg, but his family moved back to Brooklyn after he started high school.

It was a big adjustment going from a class of 30 to a class of 1,300, Parisi said. He studied industrial design, and worked in that field for awhile.

I bailed my real career in my mid 30s, he said. He moved back to Warrensburg in 1976 and he and his wife Sandi run the Country Road Bed and Breakfast.

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