Amy Matsil (Richer)
|Great Neck, NY|
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Wedding of Dec 5th, 2009
my kids, Matt and Haylee
walking down the aisle with mom and my son
Me Leeor Sabbath & Alice Wasserman 2005
Son Matt in Europe on the far right wearing watch
New Years Eve
My daughter Haylee
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I was one of those people who decided it was a good idea to get married while still in college. So, at the age of 20, I married Jay Seltzer. Two years later I graduated from Hofstra and began my insurance career in Hollis, Queens working for Allstate.
Jay and I divorced after 24 years but we have two fantastic kids from that union. Haylee graduated from Columbia with her Masters in Social Work. She is the senior counselor for Metro-north Railroad's employee assistance program in New York City. She was recently married to Gregg Donovan.
Matt graduated from Tulane just a few months before the devastating hurricane. He is a personal trainer and intends on becoming a physical therapist.
I continue to work in the insurance field. I am a Casualty Claims Manager for Nationwide Insurance.
My mom still lives in the house I grew up in so I am in GN fairly often.
I lost my dad after a protracted battle with Parkinson's Disease a few years ago.
I remarried on Nov 26, 2005. My husband, Richard, graduated three years ahead of us from GNS although we did not know one another back then. He has two daughters and a son which makes five kids between us between the ages of 18 and 30. We live in Huntington. It is busy, interesting, sometimes stressful but mostly wonderful life.
I am thrilled to say that I am still close with my high school friends. I speak with, E mail or visit with Leeor Sabbah, Rona Fried, Lois Beck, Bonnie Cohen, Nicky Berglas, Nancy Teichman, Lynne Savitt and Joan Ungar. These friendships mean so much to me and I am honored to call each and every one of these remarkable women my friend. With the exception of Joan who was away that weekend, they all attended our wedding. And they were all at my daughters wedding last month (Dec 2009.)
I love attending our reunions and seeing the gang from the days of our youth. I recently went to Mike Milenko's funeral along with several others from our class which was obviously devastating but it made me realize even more how precious the gift of friendship is, especially between those of us who have known one another for so long.