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Andy Powell
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Merrimack/Danbury NH 03054 Semi-retired (marketing) Married 2 Cayuga Heights OK, I have delayed too long to add these comments... Along with many of you I went to school at Cornell and graduated in 1964 with a BS in Industrial & Labor Relations. As a member of ROTC I was commissioned in the Army upon graduation and sent off to Ft. Lewis WA to join an artillery unit. My family was there about 3 months before being sent to a training school at Ft. Knox KY for 3 months. Upon my return to WA we went to the field for a month before being shipped to An Khe, RVN in September 1965. Returned to the USA a year later (take off the uniform at the airport and don't mention your military service) and spent about 2 years at Ft. Devens MA before returning to Cornell for an MBA. I took a job in retail store management with jewel Companies (OSCO Drug) for several years before deciding that my family was more important. After being unemployed for some time I joined a wholesale cooperative company involved in the janitorial/sanitary maintenance industry as the marketing department and stayed there for 25 years until they decided it was time for me to "retire" sooner than I intended. So I did retire! I since have returned to the retail industry working for a big box store as a part-timer and am having fun doing sales for going on 9 years working 2-days a week. Over the years I've volunteered for Y Indian Guides, Boy Scouts, run the clock for the hockey team games, participated in the town Conservation Commission, Master Plan and Town Center committees. My interest in conservation and wildlife habitat led me to purchase a forested parcel where i could enjoy the quiet and now I manage it along with additional acres as a sustainable American Tree Farm. In 1995 I attended the initial NH Coverts {pronounced cover with a t} an organization of volunteers working for wildlife and continue to serve on their Advisory Board. Jeanne Saeger, a Home Economics Cornell student, and I were married in 1963 and this year we celebrated our 50th year together. We have 2 sons, 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandson all within the immediate area. Lots of family interaction, as a grand daughter currently lives with us and my father in law, now 93, is also close by so many of our gatherings involve five generations! Jeanne works as a para educator in kindergarten and first grade with special needs kids. Guess I will have to send off a new photo as the high school brush cut went away after many years (the swimming coach said I would go faster with short hair) and has been replaced by longer hair, thin in spots, with a good mix of grey and a beard. Of course, I still look no older than 36 even with these changes.(Snoopy says you pick an age you like and stick with it.) My home in Merrimack and my lodge in the woods of Danbury NH are always open to visitors if you are traveling this way. March 2016 we just celebrate our 53 years of being together! It seems like it was just yesterday except we are enjoying our grandson playing Junior A hockey in the eastern division finals and our great grand daughter as she takes her first steps. I am volunteering for three organizations involved in conservation of wildlife and our natural resources an enjoy educating others of all ages - those older than us (!) and recently a group of 4th graders. Doing sustainable forestry and just added a wildlife meadow for bees and butterflies. Hoping the new England group can get together again. Life is great and who of us even thought about being this age and doing what we do?
Updated June2015 - Our second great grandchild, Victoria Lynn, was born shortly before our first great grandson celebrated his third birthday. Send Andy a MessageSend Andy a Message
Carol Robedee (Johnson)
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Spencer NY retired/self-employed Widowed 3 Danby I got married right out of high school (big mistake except for 2 great kids) divorced, then met a wonderful man from Sayre. We had 27 years of a fantastic life, then this wonderful man passed away.

I retired from Cornell in 2004 and opened my own business. The business has been very successful and enjoyable. I have a very busy and full life.

We have five grandsons that love basketball. Watched my grandsons play and they're good!

I love to dance the country couples pattern dances, learning ballroom and swing.

I'm a supporter of ASPCA, Best Friends, local animal shelters,and various rescue groups.

I've always owned horses. Still do! Have four. First day of spring, hopefully sooner, I saddle up and take off. From then until the winter sets in, I travel with a horse club and my horses to different areas to ride. We'll be traveling to Kentucky with the horses this spring. We do a lot of camping with the horses.

Sure is. What do you think of your gradation picture? I hated it. Pierre's, was located on Green St., messed up my hiar royally! Never wore my hair like that and wouldn't.
Betty Roskelly (Marsit)
Naples FL 34104 Married 3 Fall Creek
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Ellen Royce (Nacinovich)
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Osprey FL 34229 Retired programmer/graphic artist/editor Married 2 Inlet Valley Following IHS, I graduated in 1964 from Alfred University in western NYS with a B.A. in Mathematics. Traveler’s Insurance Company (Hartford, CT) immediately hired me as a statistical analyst, but I stayed less than a year because wedding bells were calling. In May 1965 I married Tony Nacinovich, whom I’d met at Ithaca College my junior year. He was starting a successful career at Ogilvy & Mather Advertising (28 years) in NYC and we settled in Tarrytown, NY, where we spent the next 43 years. I joined AT&T as a computer programmer; then moved on to American Airlines SABRE Reservation System (unlimited travel!!!). Our son Mark was born in 1970, just as AA announced its move to Tulsa, so the timing was perfect for me to become a full-time Mom. Two years later our daughter Christy arrived.

I did not rejoin the work force until 1988, but let’s not confuse that with not working! My lifestyle ran the gamut of volunteering – from everything PTA (president; chairing the area’s first Computer Fare in 1983), to Garden Club (presidency for 6 years), to P.E.O. Sisterhood (local chapter president, several state committee chairs, chairing the NYS convention in 1988), to years of fun activities with my family. Whenever I had a spare moment I was sewing or tending my wonderful Tarrytown perennial garden.

My second career was with American Booksellers Association. I did the desktop publishing and design for their weekly newsletter, sent to 10,000 independent booksellers. That newsletter grew into a newspaper and eventually an online publication with new challenges. I thoroughly enjoyed computer design and creativity, and the job I signed on to “for a couple of years” lasted nearly 15!

We retired and moved to Sarasota, Florida two years ago. We are now growing more than 100 orchids on our lanai and we publish the monthly Orchid Society newsletter. We do all the publicity and publishing for the Society and its annual show, which is the largest orchid show on the west coast of Florida.

I have been blessed with good health, a loving and generous husband, and two beautiful children with great partners who gave us 3 darling granddaughters – Macy (6), Sydney (4), Gabriella (1). They live in Las Vegas and New York City, making for good Florida get-away destinations!
I'm looking forward to seeing many of my IHS classmates at The Villages. Send Ellen a MessageSend Ellen a Message
Susan same (Whicher)
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New Britain CT 06051 retired Single 1 Swarthmore, PA BA Cornell (matriculated at Reed then transferred);MA,JD, U of Denver. Practiced law late 60's through '90s, specializing in family law and ADR. One term, County Court Judge.
Retired to CT to be near sister, Nancy Whicher Castaneda "62.
It's been a long, bumpy road with incredible highs and devastating lows. I am actively writing many books....
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Daniel Sayre
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Nashua NH Consulting Hypnotist Married 1 Clymer, NY Central School Since I was not focused and involved in High School, I used the Air Force as a method to find a direction for my life. That's where my future in computers began.

Beginning with vacuum tube systems I worked at Honeywell in Massachusetts designing storage devices. Then a stint in Oklahoma with GE/Control Data designing floppy disks. There I bought 10 acres and had a mini-ranch for 7 years. Back to Mass and Bull HN, a French company - spent a lot of time in Europe.

NEC Computers bought out Bull HN and I ended up doing travel to Japan. My last job was managing world-wide server support for NEC. Then the company closed its New England office and I didn't want to leave the area.

After a couple months of "retirement" my wife talked me into training as a hypnotist. I now have a busy practice helping people of all ages get past irrational fears, unwanted habits, become more healthy and more. I love it and am writing a book on my experiences with it.

When not in the office, I'm canoeing, hiking, biking, traveling the world and just loving life!
Please note: Dan passed away in 2016. His obituary may be found under the  "Deceased Classmates" section of this site. Send Daniel a MessageSend Daniel a Message
Ed Shea
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Spring Hill FL 34610-7388 Retired Married 2 I worked for a number of years at various jobs then returned to college. Attended Wheeling College and earned a BS with a major in Accounting. Moved to Florida and earned a CPA certificate. I spent over 30 years in local government working in accounting and budgeting. Retired from the Pasco Clerk of Court's office as Budget Director in July of 2008. My wife and I raised two daughters and have one granddaughter (Hope) who is the light of our lives. As someone once said, "if we had known that grandchildren were so much fun we would have had them first".
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Ginny Sigler
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Albuquerque NM 87110 Adult Nurse Practitioner Fall Creek After graduation from IHS, I went to school in Rochester and became a Registered Nurse. I returned to Ithaca and Syracuse for about eleven years and worked in Surgery and the early Coronary Care Units. Always loving the field of Cardiology, I worked on an open heart team in Syracuse at the new Upstate Medical Center in 1965. Open Heart Surgery at that time was not as safe as now and everyone always brought their priest or minister with them to surgery.

While working in Critical Care in Ithaca in 1974, I was given the opportunity to apply to one of the first Nurse Practitioner Programs in the country. I was accepted to the program and became an NP. I have had an incredibly wonderful career both in NY and NM. I worked for several years in Occupational Medicine and Family Practice. Both of which I found rather boring. I loved the patients, but not the specialities.

In 1977, I moved to New Mexico to work as an NP. I was invited by an Ithaca physician and his wife, an RN to come and visit and that started my career in NM. I worked for a wonderful large Group Practice and did in-patient and out-patient medicine. That career went on for 32 years.

My love for cardiology started in 1979 when I was invited to start a Cardiac Rehab program and so I did. It was the first complete Rehab program in the state of NM. Eventually, I turned over the day to day running of the program to a couple of RN's and the program continued until early 2008. Cardiac Rehab is not a great money maker, even though it is wonderful for the patients.

From 1979 until recently when my joints started giving out, I worked with a wonderful group of physicians and mid level practitioners. I am proud to say that I was one of the first five NP's at that organization, with no PA's, Mid Wives and few if any CRNA's. We went to a number over 200 while I worked at The Lovelace Clinic.
I did inpatient and out patient Cardiology care and was also, the first Mid Level in the city and probably to do Speciality Medicine. I had MD's coming up to me to ask if I had any friends that would work with them and so the count to 200 began.
I did a little work with the Cardiac Surgeon and that was also fun.

I probably will stay in NM and eventually go back to work part-time. It is high desert living with great temperatures year round. We do get a little snow which is good for cross country skiing which I used to do. It is also beautiful for hiking and biking. We are only 50 miles from Santa Fe home of the SF Opera which is out-doors and wonderful.

I have no children, too busy working. But now have three West Highland White terriers which are very time time consuming and go to Doogie Day Care when they wear me out.

I'm really looking forward to our 50th reunion and am sorry I have not been able to come to any since the 10th.
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Allan Simons
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Prescott Valley AZ 85614 Association executive - retired Married Fall Creek, Hayts Corner, and Central Like many of our class, I matriculated to Cornell, expecting to achieve a long-term dream of becoming a veterinarian. However, a few personal and academic pot-holes during the first years of college doomed that plan. Fortunately, I discovered the field of agronomy/plant science in a 1964 summer job. Good luck and some personal diligence led to graduate research assistantships in plant science at U of Maryland (MS) and U of Minnesota (PhD in 1970).

Public institution research positions in my specialty, forages, were scarce in 1970 and I preferred private industry, anyway. The flying ear of corn logo attracted me to a forage product manager position in DeKalb, IL for five years. As somewhat of a risk-taker, I then headed to Memphis, TN to guide agronomic research for a miracle-product firm acquired by a Fortune 500 company – one year of research verified that miracles are scarce. A co-worker proposed another risky venture that took us to Wadmalaw Island, SC to start a hydroponic greenhouse vegetable business. Regrettably, the business plan required our wives to provide significant amounts of grunt labor and the hydroponic technology of the time was in its infancy, so the venture was short-lived. Eventually, I ended up as crew on a shrimp boat off Kiawah Island, SC in late 1979. Soon, a friend from the DeKalb days offered me a chance to be a commodities futures trading representative and office manager in Tucson, AZ, which is how I ended up in the desert SW in 1980. Commodities trading involves risk at its extreme and the prevailing practice is to cut profits short and let losses run, so I was career- hunting again within a few years.

Professional contacts led me to employment with the Minnesota Crop Improvement Association in St. Paul, MN in 1985, where I became intrigued by the process of verifying the identity and purity of crop varieties. This was the same venue as my graduate work and was a fortuitous situation, which led to employment as the EVP of the Arizona Crop Improvement Association at the end of 1987, back in Tucson. This non-profit service organization is affiliated with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Arizona, where I enjoyed appointed status. I had a nice 20-year run in that role, which involved working with seed companies and seed growers, inspecting seed fields of wheat, barley, cotton, bermudagrass, and other crops for certification, retiring in 2008. During that tenure, I was involved in leadership of the Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies and the Seed Trade Association of Arizona and now (2015) have served as executive director of the Arizona Grain Research and Promotion Council since 1994. These roles and others in the seed industry have been good, providing many enjoyable acquaintanceships and considerable domestic and international travel. I spent two-plus years after retirement on a consulting project dealing with gene flow considerations in regulated GE crop trials.

On the personal side, I married a Cornell co-ed in 1965, divorcing in 1986. The love in my life is Charlotte, whom I met on the internet in 2001. We married shortly thereafter and now enjoy a view of the grasslands of the high country (even antelope) from our residence in Prescott Valley, AZ. She has four adult children, six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. I regularly get back to the Southern Tier of NYS to visit my mother and sisters and other relatives. The 55th reunion was wonderful and I'm looking forward to our "75th" birthday gathering in 2017.
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Barry Smith
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Glenhaven CA 95443-0081 NASA Retired Divorced 1 Immaculate Conception 2 years at Colgate, brief stint with Minnesota Twins, 1 semester at I.C., 9 years with Navy (re-uped in Viet Nam war zone), 22 year with NASA, retired in '95, on Clear Lake bass fishing since.
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