Williamsville NY 14221-3850 Court Reporter Married 2 Henry St. John, then Boynton Jr. High After graduation from Alfred State College, I began a career in court reporting in Buffalo, NY, first in the free-lance field, then in 1973, became a Supreme Court Reporter until my retirement in 2002. Now I'm back to free lancing on a part-time, as needed basis which suits me just fine. I was active in the NYS Court Reporters Assoc for many years, was on the Board of Certified Shorthand Reporters for NYS approximately 10 years, ending up as Chairman for a year.
I met my wife, Helen, also a court reporter, at my first job, and we have been married 43 years the end of October this year. We have two married daughters, Karen and Kristen, and three grandsons.
I credit Eve Firra, my shorthand teacher at IHS, with giving me many of the tools that have helped me to succeed in my profession. So many things she taught me I have passed on to other colleagues and students along the way, as well as to my children and grandchildren. She was a real taskmaster but always had an eye for success in her students.
Along the way, I have enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, reading, needlepoint and cross-stitch, growing African violets, travel, listening to opera and classical music, as well as being active in our church. We travel to Florida every March for some rest and relaxation as well.
Hard to believe 50 years has passed. Kudos to all who have worked on the reunions over the years and to everyone who has developed this website. I'm sorry I can't attend the reunion this time, but I'll be thinking of all of you. I'm sorry to hear of the classmates who have passed away all too soon. It's been fascinating to read where life has taken so many of our classmates. It has been and continues to be quite a ride, but one day at a time we keep moving on, waiting to see what's around the next corner. I'll never tell.