Rex Gundle writes, “Here are a couple shots from my road trip featuring a few Kings Pointers last month. I can say Carrie and Dan Rohde are doing great, as are Tom and Marti Collipi, Stan Cutler, Yvette Smith Pigott, and Willie Barerre. I missed out on seeing Scott O’Connor as he was piloting a ship into JAX, but did get a chance to talk a short time to Brian Foy on the phone. Lastly I saw Al Gebhardt in the Maersk Charlotte office long enough to shake hands. So although I missed the reunion, I saw plenty of classmates this year. Kim, 2/3’s of the kids and I are still in Holland, amazed at the great weather this summer.
The photos are: (1) Dan and his pig Dominic, and (2) Willie and me on his balcony overlooking Cape Canaveral.
Here are some personal updates from our profiles page:
Art Burns: Married Grace Kortlucke in 2001, 20 years after we met at KP. Worked shoreside a couple of years, 5 years USN, sailing with AMO since 1990. Live in a log home on some farmland in the Wisconsin county where I grew up.
Leo Carling: My wife (Andrea) and I recently purchased 11 acres of land South-West of Front Royal VA. We’re designing our retirement home and look forward to a bit of peace and quiet.
Michael Curtiss: I’m living in Southern California and commuting to Houston, Texas every couple of weeks for work. I’ve been married for 21 years to Katina and we have 3 kids. Ariana who’s 20 and is a sophomore at the University of San Diego. My son Jason is 16 and a sophomore in high school. Jason plays baseball on the high school team as well as travel ball all year round. My youngest is Julia, she is 15 years old.
Al Gebhardt: Happily married to my high school sweetheart Tina for 25 years. Have 2 boys, Mike(17),and Andrew (15). Mike will be going to Tulane next year. Moved with Maersk to Charlotte (NASCAR land) 3 years ago. Sorry I missed the reunion. There are a lot of KP’ers in my office back to ’65.
Robert Seif: I have been married for 21+ years to Jan and we have a daughter Mary (21) and a Step son David (27). I spent the first 11+ years after the Academy flying jets for the Navy. I flew A-6s out of Whidbey Is., WA and was an Advanced jet flight instructor in Beeville, TX. After working for Trane (Seattle Office) for 14 years – Designing and installing HVAC and lighting control systems for Costco, Nordstrom and other large retailers, I made a change and took a position with Alerton (Div. of Honeywell) in Feb 2009. I am working as a Factory level Tech Support Engineer. We support Alerton dealers worldwide and also provide Alpha and Beta test support for our design team.
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—– Ray Christensen
Dan Rohde and his pig
Willie Barerre & Rex Gundle