graduating in June 1960 I went off to Marietta College in
Marietta Ohio. After two years I transferred to Alfred Tech
and graduated in March 1964 with a degree in Air Conditioning.
I went to work for my father who had a small wholesale company
in Rochester. When I got home after my first year at Marietta
I met Mary Jane Johnson, class of 61. We dated until I graduated
from Alfred and were married in August 1964. We moved to Victor
NY in 1967 and adopted a baby boy, David in May 1969. Not
all things are forever and we divorced in 1972. At about this
same time my father had a major heart attack and I took over
the business. I was very lucky and built the business up over
the years and sold part of it in 1993 to a competitor from
After my divorce I stayed in Victor until 1981 when I met
and married my wife Janet. We moved into a new house that
we built on the Welkley Dairy property on Penfield Rd. opposite
Woodcrest Dr. Janet arrived with three children, two in college
and one in Jr. High. When I took Sharon to school for the
first day I introduced her to her homeroom teacher, Phil Osterling,
who I had for homeroom twenty-six years earlier. Sharon went
on to major in track and still holds a Section Five record
she set for the 800 in 1986.
In 1997 we built a new home in South Bristol on Canandaigua
Lake and commuted into Rochester for the next three years
until I sold off the rest of the business to one of my employees
and retired. My wife Janet had started a law firm in 1996
and continued to work until 2006. After her retirement we
took a trip to visit a friend in Tennessee and then on to
visit friends in Florida. We fell in love with Tennessee and
while there bought land on one of the TVA lakes, about thirty
miles south of Knoxville and moved there in October of 06.
Sold that lot and bought a finished house in early 2007 and
just love living in the land of no taxes. We get to do a lot
of boating and can be in the Gulf of Mexico in ten days. We
live on Tellico Lake and keep our boats in a marina that is
about a mile away. We still have our house on Canandaigua
Lake and spend July and August here where we get to see our
kids and families. We also come back for about two weeks at
Christmas. I look forward to seeing many of my classmates
at the reunion.
Regards to all.