Then...       and       Now

Nyack Class of 55 pencil

College Highlights - After leaving Nyack, I spent eight years at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology getting my PhD in electrical engineering and solid-state physics.

Marriage and Family Highlights - I married Elayne Webber in 1959. We have two married children and seven grandchildren. Our daughter Susan is a senior group manager. Our son Michael is a lawyer.

Homemaker and/or Career Highlights - I taught four years at Columbia University. Finally I entered high-technology business full-time while teaching part-time at New York University and the University of New Haven. After Colombia I worked at GTE Laboratories and then for Schlumberger. In 1978 we returned to the Boston area. I worked 4 years for M.I.T. running their Alumni Fund. At the same time Elayne re-started her own career. She taught pre-kindergarten for 18 years. Four-year olds are extraordinary people and her career was filled with many wonderful and significant events.

After M.I.T., I joined a local company, Teradyne, designing automatic test systems. I had the neat opportunity to circumnavigate the world during one business trip. Bob Merkert and I served on the same International Test Conference committees.

Now both formally retired, Elayne and I have researched and self-published 5 family history books for our children and then wrote a commercial book to help others do their own books by themselves. In the spring 2015 I published a management book with Productivity Press.

Anything at all that you may want to say - We both entered college expecting professional careers in engineering and teaching. That has come, but more important were the opportunities to work with young people helping them to mature and realize their potential. We are most grateful for the community we live in, friends and most of all our precious family,

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