Salner, George '58 - '60 OBOE/ENGLISH HORN email@example.com
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3514 Cedar Lane NW Bemidji, MN 56601 218-751-1041
Saluzzi, Michael '58 - '59 SOLDIERS SHOW firstname.lastname@example.org
I was guitarist on two shows: "HELLO NEW YORK" and "INSIDE OUT"...1958-1959. And attached to the Jazz Three Band just prior to commencement of the shows. My civilian experience includes Roger Williams, Norman Luboff, 2 years as house guitarist at the LA Coconut Grove, the "HAIR" Show, Ella Fitzgerald, TV and recordings. Went into education and retired as a Professor Emeritus of Counseling. Would love to get in contact with some of the musicians that were in the Shows.
Sandefur, Benny R. 1961 VIOLIN
Benny passed away on 11/2/94 in California. Reported by Mel Ponzi, 9/9/05. email@example.com
Sant'Ambrogio, John '56 - '58 'CELLO (Principal)
Principal 'Cellist, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
(This entry updated 4/23/12 - book reference)
Undergraduate, Lebanon Valley College. Graduate, Ohio University. Studied with Leonard Rose, Paul Olevsky and Diran Alexanian. Member of Boston Symphony, 1959 -1968. Member of St. Louis Symphony 1968 - present. Co-founder, Red Fox Music Camp, New Marlboro, Mass., 1949 - 1979. Founder and Director, Strings in the Mountains, 1987 - 1992.is
Visit this interesting site about John's summer music camp - www.artsforthesoul.net
The Day I Almost Destroyed the Boston Symphony and Other Stories
published by the Nebbadoon Press, Santa Barbara, CA, contains several stories about the 7th Army Symphony
7411 Brunswick, St. Louis, MO 63119
Santonicola, Frank 11/56 - 12/57 HORN firstname.lastname@example.org
Currently: Musician, New York City Opera.
I arrived the night before the orchestra was to leave for Freiberg. It was Henry Lewis' last two weeks as conductor. Then Ling Tung started his stint. I've been playing French horn with the New York City Opera since 1961. Still at it. Been married 37 yrs with two children & two grandchildren.
Sappington, Melvin 1961 PERCUSSION/ADMIN
On 1/21/04, R. A. Jones received and forwarded the following e-mail:
I regret to inform you that my father Melvin Sappington has passed away. Thank you for your invitation to the Seventh Army reunion.
Savola, William 1957-c. VIOLIN email@example.com
Began violin studies at the age of 10 and at 16 organized and conducted an orchestra of 45 musicians. Shortly thereafter attended Northern Michigan University, Westminster Choir College and Indiana University, - studied conducting with Ernst Hoffman and music composition with Bernard Heiden. This was followed by studies with conductors, Wilfred Pelletier, Richard Lert, and John Finley Williamson at Westminster Choir. Invited by ASOL (Amer. Symphony Orch. League) to participate in its Conductor Projects in Monterey (CA), Buffalo Phil. and Pittsburgh Symphony. Took part in the League's course in Orchestra Management. Founded the Livonia Youth Symphony Society (3 orchestras) and the American Youth Symphony Orch. Recently the Ecuador Ntl. Symphony Orch. appointed me its "official representative to the United States." An advising member of the Marquette Symphony Orch. board of directors. Resident guest conductor for one year in Finland. While in Helsinki, recorded for broadcast with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orch. Upon return to the U.S., accepted posts as Music Director/Conductor of three orchestras: Women's Symphony of Detroit, Scandinavian Symphony of Detroit and Allen Park Symphony. Traveled in 77 countries.
157 Lakewood Lane Marquette, MI 49855 Tel/fax: (906) 249-1084
Sax, Douglas 2/59 - 8/61 TRUMPET
Doug died on April 2, 2015. He was a Mastering Engineer and recording engineer.
At 28 he put down the trumpet for good and entered his new profession of recording, and most specifically the last step of recording, which is mastering. The two companies that he headed are:
The Mastering Lab
6033 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles,CA 90028 (213) 466-8589
and Sheffield Lab
428 Bryant Circle, Suite 105 Ojai, CA 93023 (805) 640 2900
The Mastering Lab was founded in 1967. An experimental recording in 1968 started the sister company: Sheffield Lab Recording, which pioneered the audiophile specialty companies. Their catalog is eclectic, but they do have three respectable recordings of the L.A. Philharmonic with Erich Leinsdorf, and three provocative recordings with the Moscow Philharmonic.
The Army used his legal first name, Lionel.
Scarlett, William 4/57-c. - 9/58 TRUMPET firstname.lastname@example.org
Currently: Retired, but still playing.
Since service I made trumpets with Schilke in Chicago. played 1st trpt. at the Lyric Opera in Chicago for 6 years and then got in the Chicago Symphony trpt. section for the last 33 years. Actually I retired one year ago but still play almost every week with them. My rank was lost in history but was there a sp3? I just got drafted and got out as soon as I could. Today those memories seem better than they did at the time. There are lots of stories which still haven't been told. Maybe later.
2406 Mac Arthur Dr. McHenry, IL 60050 (815)385-8154
Scavelli, Ramon L. '58 - '60 VIOLA RLS34@verizon.net
Currently Violist in National Symphony Orch.
Houston Symphony Orchestra (1955-1958) Joined age 20.
National Symphony Orchestra of Washington (1960-present) age 25.
Professor of Viola, George Mason University, Fairfax. Va.
Faculty of Catholic University of America since Sept., 1998.
Also have a private teaching studio.
I am a serious photographer with 2 books published: Symphonic Portraits, A Classical Portfolio (Regnery-1988), Vermont, A Summer View (New England Press-1995). Currently working on my 3rd book. The tentative title is Private View, A Musician's Memoir.
I will be retiring from the National Symphony Orch. on Sept. 1, 2001, after 41 years. At age 66, I am in excellent health, leading a very energetic lifestyle. I still have lots to do. I plan on staying in the Washington area and continue teaching privately at the universities above. I plan on doing some freelancing also, but will concentrate on photography (now digital imagining), travel and two more books on Vermont for my Vermont publisher.
3614 Crest Drive Annandale, Virginia 22003-1653 (703) 560-4106
Scecina, John G. Jr. '56 -'57 HORN
John passed away on April 5, 2000 in Corpus Christi, Texas at age 67. He had played in the Corpus Christi Symphony and with the Winnipeg Ballet. He had a B.A. from Northwestern University and a PhD in composing and conducting from Texas Tech. University. He studied at Munich, Albuquerque, NM and San Francisco State University. He had taught at Delmar University.
Schaffer, Peter '52 VIOLIN (Concertmaster) email@example.com
Currently: Senior Professor of Violin, University of Illinois.
In 1952, when Sam Adler was conductor, I soloed with the Brahms Violin Concerto. I perform quite a bit here and abroad and teach a large class of students. It would be great to hear from various people from my time in the orchestra.
Schenck, Arthur C. D.O. '56 - '58 'CELLO
Currently: Osteopathic Physician and Surgeon
(This entry dated 5/17/06)
Have had a prvate medical practice from 1965 to date. I look forward to being with you but will not be playing (unfortunatly).
3939 West RIdge Rd Erie, Pa 16506 Suite A-204
Schermerhorn, Kenneth D. '53 - '55 CONDUCTOR, TRPT.
Deceased (April 18, 2005)
At the time of his death from cancer, Ken was Music Director of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, and the new Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville is named for him. Previously he had been Music Director of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (1963-68), the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (1968-80) and the Hong Kong Philharmonic (1983-88). He also had a long association with American Ballet Theatre.
A Tribute, by Adam Pinsker
Remembering Kenneth Schermerhorn, by Jerry Pollack
Schiebler, Carl R. '59 - '61 HORN
Deceased, on December 22, 2016
Musician/Administrator - Orch. Personnel Mgr. - New York Philharmonic
1962-1986, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra - 2nd horn, Orchestra Personnel Manager.
1986 -2016, New York Philharmonic Orchestra Personnel Manager
Schreck, Richard 1/55 - 5/55 TROMBONE
Richard died on May 5, 2012 just after his 82nd birthday. His degrees were a B.S. in Music Education, Cum Laude(1952), and an M.A. in Music
Education (1961). Post Grad. work in Business Admin., Syracuse University, 1956-63. Charter member Augusta, Ga. Civic Symphony (1954-55). Member: The Cayugans (17 piece dance band), 1979-98. Co-author of "The History and Origin of Memorial Day in Waterloo, New York," 1966. He spoke of Wonderful memories: "Sitting in" with great trombonists Carl Fontana and Dan Barrett and his twenty-plus friendship with Spiegle Willcox, a trombonist who played with Bix and died at 96 years of age. He wrote "I have been extremely fortunate." The 7th Army Symphony was very important in Richard's life, as shown by this photo of the marker on his grave:
Schuman, Henry '56 - '58 OBOE
Henry passed away on May 9, 2001 in his Manhattan home, from an apparent heart attack. He was a well known figure in New York freelance circles, and Anthony Tommasini's NY Times obituary mentioned Henry's service in the 7th Army Symphony.
Scott, E. Ray '53 - '59 SOLDIERS SHOW
Born in Little Rock, AR, E. Ray spent most of his life in Michigan, where he was a passionate, intelligent and effective advocate for state support of artists, all cultural institutions, and artists and arts in education programs. Former Governor William Milliken remembers, "I was a State Senator when I first met Ray. He was omnipresent in Lansing and, from then on, Ray gave me advice on when and how far we could go in supporting the arts in the state." E. Ray's proudest accomplishment was the establishment of Artrain, a rail car equipped as a traveling art gallery, with the mission of bringing art to under-served communities throughout Michigan and later the entire country. Close behind the Artrain project, E. Ray was also instrumental in creating the enabling legislation that created the Michigan Council for the Arts – only the second state arts council in the country.
Seaboldt, Alonzo (Lon) '56 - '57 BASS/TUBA
Currently:Retired - see below.
After 7ASO, I taught Orchestra/strings in Aberdeen, SD, Moline, IL and Pontiac, MI. I retired as department head in '87. In 59 I completed my MA, University of Iowa, I studied conducting with Sixten Ehrling while he was conductor of Detroit Sym.. I Conducted Rochester, MI Symphony for several years, played viola in many community orchestras. Some may remember my wife, Darlene ( deceased, 04) and daughter, Vicky, (age 1 chasing the 7ASO in our old Mercedes. Barbara Hurt co-piloted and helped with Vicky. Barbara was wife of Bob Hurt (cello 56-57?) We had four kids, all amateur musicians. Now that Im retired I do some teaching, composing and violin making in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
Seeley, David '58 - '59 OBOE/ENGLISH HORN firstname.lastname@example.org
Frequent bicycle touring in Europe and North America. Type 1 Diabetic since 1985.
2231 Coronet Dr. San Jose, CA 95124 - 6034
Serbagi, Midhat 10/52-c. - 3/55VIOLA email@example.com
Played in Metropolitan Opera Orchestra for 37 years. Now retired and studying guitar and also singing flamenco. Play a lot of golf, winning club championship. Author of a children's book.
216 W. 89th St. New York, NY 10024
Serbagi, Richard '52 - '53 'CELLO
Sgt. (U.S. Air Force, on TDY from England)
Richard died on November 23, 2009 after a long illness.
After service he studied with members of the BSO, Orlando Cole in PA, and Claus Adams of the Julliard String Quartet. He played two seasons with the Utah Symphony and several seasons with The Symphony in Puerto Rico at the Casals Festival. His work included seasons as principal Cellist with the Ruth Page Ballet, and seasons with American Ballet theater. Many recordings with David Amram, movies, park Festivals etc. From 1980 until he retired in 2005 he was the orchestra director at New Canaan High School, CT. For more than 25 seasons he conducted The Concert Society Chamber Orchestra of Putnam and Northern Westchester, which he founded. This orchestra was made up of leading musicians from symphony orchestras close to his area including NY.
Sharon, Robert '57-'58 BASS
(bio entry 11/27/06)
Currently: practicing attorney with my own office in Manhattan
Have been an attorney for 44 years. Married for 33 years to Adrienne, a former teacher. Have three sons: Adam (31), studying acupuncture, Gregg (29), an accountant, whose wife is also named Adrienne, and who just had a son, Fletcher, making me a grandparent for the first time, and Scott (25) who is about to start a master's program in history and library science. I still practice somewhat, and was at both the Minneapolis and the Columbus reunions.
4 Sunset Lane, Harrison, NY 10528
(914) 967-8738 (home) (212) 681-1555 (work) (212) 681-1556 (FAX)
Shenk, Jack 1952 PERCUSSION/LIBRARIAN
Permission to list. Biographical details to follow
2528 Pangborn Circle, Decatur, GA 30033-1342
(404) 634-4372 (Home) (404) 290-3627 (Cell)
Shettle, Arthur '60 - '61 CONDUCTOR, COMMANDING OFFICER
Arthur died after a slow, peaceful decline in Wiesbaden on March 17, 2007 at the age of 88. He had been totally blind since the Fall of 2005, and suffered from failing memory and crippling arthritis. Bob Johnson reported that his demise was greatly eased by the loving, competent and caring attention he received from his wife Gabriela and the family doctor, both of whom recognized the suitability of keeping him at home, Gabriela's colleagues (she is employed in an executive position with a Geman publishing firm) and his extended family, most of whom were present when he died.
Shoup, Frederick 3 or 4/58 - 9/59 VIOLIN, VIOLA, 'CELLO
Currently: in retirement, musician
(bio. updated 4/21/05)
Shortly after leaving 7ASO, joined U.S. State Dept. as foreign service officer. Assignments in Washington and in Cotonou, Benin; Vienna, Austria; Nha Trang, Saigon, and Phan Thiet, Vietnam; Tokyo, Japan; Reykjavik, Iceland; and Vientiane, Laos. Retired in 1986; took master's degree in the teaching of English as a second language, and taught this subject part time at Georgetown and George Washington Universities. Re-retired at end of 1995. For past six years have coordinated programs of, and performed with, Washington-based Rock Creek Chamber Players. (6/99)
4000 Cathedral Ave. NW, #346B Washington D.C. 20016
Shoush, James 7/57 - 7/59 HORN
James was born on December 1, 1934 in Independence, MO. He had two sisters, Margaret and Carolyn. He attended Northeast High School. During his senior year, Jim was hired as 3rd French Horn with the KC Philharmonic. He played with the 7th Army Symphony from 1957-59. The KC Philharmonic became the KC Symphony and he played for a total of 46 years before he retired in 1999. He was a member of the Starlight theatre orchestra as well as the Lyric Opera and KC Ballet Orchestras. In 2011 he was diagnosed with dementia. In 2012 he moved into the Johnson County Care Center in Warrensburg, MO and in 2013 he moved to the MO Veterans home in Cameron, MO. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in Sept. 2013. Jim passed away on Oct. 9th 2013. A memorial service was held on Oct 26th at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Independence, MO. He leaves behind one daughter, Laura Theel, of KC, MO. He was preceded in death by one grandson, Christopher Morgan, and leaves behind three other grandchildren, Cory, Megan, and James Theel, of Independence, MO. He will be very much missed by not only the music world, but his family as well.
Shull, Willard 3/54 - 8/55 VIOLIN
Willard died on August 8, 2010 while vacationg in Erie, PA. Before his service in the 7ASO, he received Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Violin from Indiana University School of Music. Returning from Europe to Indiana University, Willard received a Music Education degree and moved to Rome, Georgia to become a member of the music faculty at Shorter College, freelancing for 2 years in the early 60's with the fledgling Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. When Robert Shaw became music director of the ASO in 1967, Mr. Shull auditioned and became Assistant Concertmaster. He finally retired, reluctantly, at the age of 75 in 2005. His primary hobby for much of his life was fine wood working. He also was quite a motorcycle rider, buying his first motorcycle when he was 49 years old and selling his last one when he was 79. He and his wife rode two-up for thousands of miles from shore to shore in the US and in Europe.
Siegel, Norbert 12/1/56 - 5/58 HORN
Permission to list. Best wishes.
649 Washington Av, Kewausku, WI 53040 (262) 626-6701
Sigismonti, Henry '58-c. - '60-c. HORN
Passed away 3/31/89 at the age of 54. Thanks to Aubrey Facenda for reporting this, and Dan Thomason for more information.
Skowronek, Felix 11/57 - 4/59 FLUTE
Felix passed away on 4/17/06 in Seattle. No other details at this time. Mel Ponzi noticed the report on the Internet.
Principal Flute: Seattle Symphony (1956-7, 1959-60); Puerto Rico Symphony (1960-1966); St. Louis Symphony (1966-68). Professor of Flute at the University of Washington since 1968. Founding member of the Soni Ventorum Wind Quintet (1962), with two former 7ASO colleagues: William McColl, clarinet and Arthur Grossman, bassoon.
Slattery, Thomas C. '59 - '61 CLARINET, FLUTE
Most recently: Commercial and Investment Real Estate, Cedar Rapids,President and Principal Partner.
BM 1958, Eastman School of Music (4 yr. Eastman Wind Ensemble). MA 1964 - PhD 1966, U. of Iowa. Author - The Inveterate Innovator (bio. of Percy Grainger), 1974. Coe College (Cedar Rapids,Ia.) 1964-79, conductor, Chair Dept. of Music. Heritage Assoc. Corp. (Commercial & Investment Real Estate, Cedar Rapids), 1979-99. Was active as an investor and developer which vied for time from his life on a golf course. Married 35 years Clare Lynn (Durr) Slattery, 2 adult sons - Thomas Michael (IA.State U. - BA finance) now Exec VP with Heritage, James Patrick (Depaul - BM, U. of Miami - MM), professional jazz pianist L.A. and the World.
Happiness had changed from a good reed to positive cash flow and the absence of a slice.
Smith, Jerry C. 2/55 - 10/55 OBOE/ENGLISH HORN
Currently: Retired teacher-musician.
Eastman- Robert Sprenkle (instructor) (1956)
B.A. Arizona State Univ. Tempe (1953)
Phoenix Sym. Orch. (1949-1953)
Oklahoma City Sym. Orch. (1957-1959)
Fresno Phil. Orch. (1961-1995)
Teaching in public schools- (1956-1993)
Performances with Operas, Musicals, Trade Shows, playing all woodwind instruments.
Two years U.S. Army, 6th Infantry Div. Band Fort Ord CA, (1953-1954)
565 W. Calimyrna Fresno,CA. 93704
Smits, Henry Ronald 4/58 - 9/59 BASS
Ron retired in Oct. '96 from the Chicago Public Schools where he was Chairman of the music Dept. at Farragut High School. He was a member of the Chicago Musician's Union and worked as a jobbing musician for 45 years. He said that he flunked retirement and then did substuitute teaching in three SW Wash. school districts. Ridgefield is right across the Columbia River from Portland, Or. He and his wife Ann had four children and six grandchildren. He died on January 29, 2013 from cancer, which had developed very quickly.
Snel, Nico '57 - '59 CONDUCTOR, VIOLIN
Nico's passing after a long battle with cancer was reported by the Seattle Times in an article dated 10/27/03. He was Music Director/Conductor of the Port Angeles Symphony.
Music was his lifelong love, he told the Peninsula Daily News in an interview conducted days before his death for a cover story in Friday editions of the newspaper's Peninsula Spotlight entertainment magazine. "Years ago," he said, "someone asked me what I would want on my tombstone, and I said: 'I hope I made a difference' or 'He made a difference.' "
Soellner, Glenn 9/54 - 12/55 VIOLA
Glenn died on Dec. 27, 2011 in Scotia, NY. After "graduating" from the army in Dec. 1955, he was hired as the string teacher in a high school in New York and became Director of Music there in 1964 (Burnt Hills - Ballston Lake schools). He went back to college and earned a Master's degree and then went to Boston University and received his PhD in 1971. He played viola with the Newport Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Prof. Totenberg and founded (in 1970) the Burnt Hills Oratorio Society. He also was was director of the 400 voice chorus "Festival of Praise" (Albany, NY) from 1976- 1982. Glenn always spoke fondly of his time in the orchestra; the friendships he made there lasted a lifetime
Stapel, Paul F. '60 - '62 BASS/MAIL CLERK/RECORDING ENG/RADIO PRODUCER
Currently: Piano Teacher, Church Organist, Real Estate Broker, Sales Director
Started in 7ASO in 1960 coming in at same time as Roger Macchiaroli, who got the last bass slot. Got shoved to Band but rescued to be mail clerk, driver & gofer - then went on road recording concerts on the Ampex 600, then produced the tape shows on the old Telefunkens for Armed Forces Radio Network. Played a concert under Dorati ( Unfinished and Bizet). When 7ASO disbanded became chaplain's assist at Boeblingen - did organ and choir... finally got out slightly early to go back to school! Came in as Alley was leaving, Canarina started, Lane continued, Covelli finished. Capt. Shettle and Hord were first CEO's, then Capt. Mobley tried to conduct a couple of concerts. He eventually, along with USAREUR, got orchestra folded and tried to replace it with a chorus.. not sure what happened. I bought the 5 string bass, missed getting the harpsichord. I bought the Foodimobile, drove it for 100,000 K's then sold it to someone else when I got a new VW (for $975).
58 Murray Street Binghamton, NY 13905-4525 (607) 773-1495
Staples, Alan 12/54 -10/55 VIOLIN firstname.lastname@example.org
Since 7ASO: Orchestra member - Indianapolis Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony and Boston Pops. College at Kearney State Teachers College, Kearney, Nebr. and Eastern KY University for 34 years. DMA at U. of Cincinnati, 1975. Retired since 1995. Presently teaching, playing, conducting and trailering.
117 Millstone Dr. Richmond, KY 40475
Stine, Charles 9/58 - 8/60 TRUMPET
Charles died from lung cancer on June 11, 2010.
He graduated from DePaul & Roosevelt Universities. He jobbed on trumpet for ten years until he got married (1st time), and then conducted orchestra in the Chicago schools for 30 years. At the same time he worked as the Stage Band Contractor for the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and also played the stage parts for all the operas,...he was the trumpet on stage for E'LISIR D'MORE, AIDA, MEISTERSINGER, etc. He taught trumpet at Roosevelt University for 12 years (1972-84). He started Crown Music Press in the mid-70's, publishing mostly brass music. He remarried in 1991, to Sharon (also a trumpet player) and their daughter was born in 1999. They both toured with the Chicago Pops Orchestra to Taiwan in Sept., 2001. In 1971, he built a cottage in Canada, on a great lake called Matinenda, and in 1999 added a guest room. The only access is by boat. He and Sharon usually spent most of July and August there.
Stokes, Sheridon 12/58 - 4/60 FLUTE, CLARINET, SAXOPHONE
Currently: Studio musician, professor of flute, UCLA
I can't believe that 40 years has elapsed since I picked up my passport in Stuttgart on Apr. 22nd, 1960 and left the army. I transported Marcel Demiranda's VW to Italy and a month later returned it to him at Portofino on the Italian Riveria. After wandering around Europe I ran out of money and returned to LA in Sept. I reluctantly worked my way back into the music business (still wishing I were back in Europe) but managed to enjoy myself with various hobbies including sailing (30' Lancer), tennis, skiing and flying (private pilots license, 1981). I still manage to bore my son and daughter with the great times I had in Europe and in the orchestra.
2461 Santa Monica Bl. #133, Santa Monica, CA 90404
tel. (310) 477-4488 - home or (310) 825-2006 - UCLA
The Flute-Music Web Page
Strolia, Herkulis '61 - '62 VIOLIN
(This entry updated 1/10/10)
Herkulis passed away in June of 2003. This according to his brother, Vytautas, in response to a reunion request. He is buried near Chicago. He was in Dresden as part of of a refugee family when it was firebombed in Feb, 1945. Dolores Hogan, a friend, happened to mention something about his violin one evening and he said, "That's the one I carried out of the fire." He was about eight at the time and his father had him carry the violins to weigh him down because the wind was so strong. His father and brothers carried the food and they all ran for the river.
Sweetkind, David '56 - '57 CLARINET Email for his son Donald: email@example.com
1959-62 Asst. Conductor of Yale Univ. Band. Dir. of Marching Band
1962-66 Asst. Prof. at University of Georgia
1966-67 Asst. Prof. at Western State College of Colorado
1967-69 At Florida State U. working on PhD in Theory
1969-87 Prof., Chair, then Dean at Western State College
1987-97 Dean of College of Fine and Performing Arts at Youngstown State University
1997 Retired to New Mexico.
Married to Irene (Sam) for 40 years. 3 kids, 3 grandkids.