Bill Kraynik writes:
Just wanted to send a quick update of my life. My son John graduated Rensealier Polytechnic Institute (RPI) as a Mechanical Engineer last summer and is now working with me and my wife Dorothy at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Philadelphia. My daughter is now a Sophomore at Calafornia Polytechnic Cal Poly) in San Louis Obispo, taking up Architecture. At work we recently lost Bumper Kunkle and Tom Bodman to retirement, and I’m hoping to do the same soon. Life’s been great, I was blessed with a wonderful wife, kids and dogs. Looking forward to going to the reunion.
Scott Brueggeman sends a blast:
Several former members of the KP’83 FAC Club got together last weekend at the Chesapeake shore for a weekend of golf, shooting, and catching-up. On the attached picture are (from left to right): Kent Morton, Al Reeves, Tom Heberle, Richard Surratt, Pete Brennan, Scott Brueggeman, and Chris Nixon. A good time was had by all. Most said they also plan to attend Homecoming in September.
Mike Logan shares:
Great to receive your note! I will be planning to attend this year’s reunion. This is my current email address. Work email address is . My address: 100 Grande Harbour Pointe, Rockwood, TN 37854. My cell phone is 865-585-3946 and work is 895-241-2940.
Jane and I enjoy living in TN on Watt’s Bar Lake. I work for RSI EnTech, LLC supporting the clean up of the East Tennessee Technology Park, Y12 and ORNL as the Nuclear Services Manager. I hope to retire here in TN. I am blessed to have four kids. My daughter, Leah, lives nearby with Jack and two boys so we have plenty of grandparent time. My oldest son Richard and wife Jen and two kids live in Carrollton, VA. My second son James served 6 years in the Army and is now a civilian settled in Idaho. My third son Bryce and his wife live in Summerville, SC. He is a LT in the Nuclear Submarine Program currently an instructor at the school.
Bob Bennett and I connected in Nashville last year for his anniversary celebration with Erin. We had a nice time catching up. Anybody passing through TN be sure to look me up.
George Toma relays:
I hope you are well. I just wanted to report on the recent Blue and Gray Classic, in Las Vegas, last month. Although the Class of 86’ dominates the event, I was happy to see a few from our class. My wife, Michelle, and I travelled up from Scottsdale, AZ where we were visiting family. We were able to spend some time with Joe Walsh, Brian Foy, John Rhatigan, Chris Cioni, Steve Dear, and a last minute surprise guest appearance, from Dan Baerman. It was great to see and catch up with everyone, not to mention kick back a few, and confirm that Brian is still the best golfer from our class. 😉 From the evening events at the Hard Rock Cafe and the House of Blues, to the golfing event, it was great fun, and we should try and build momentum for more classmates to join in, for future dates.
Some Photos attached, from the Alumni Facebook page with Michelle having fun in the photo booth, and the boys on the golf course. Next year, maybe we can get Baerman to golf also. Or at least drive the drink cart around.
John Cataldi reports:
My wife, Talarah, and I have retired from USG/military service several years ago. We have been renovating homes as I have been attending graduate schools. I am currently engaged in a PhD program in Sociology at Northwestern as we renovate yet another home.
Bruce Garrott notes:
I had the honor to have my picture taken with 7 Plebes and one 3/c Midshipman from Kings Point, during the 2017 All Service Academy Ball, held on 29 December 2017, at Shades of Green, @ Walt Disney World. The USNA Parent Club of Central Florida ran the ball and I was deeply involved as the club treasurer. My Midshipman, Mikaela, (USNA-2019) was hiking through Patagonia, Chile over her Christmas break!
Michael Donnely resurfaces:
I apologize as I have never written to the Kings Pointer in my 35 years since graduation. I’ve been married to my amazing wife Jane for over 30 years. We have four children. Our oldest is Shane, and we also have triplets (Allison, Brendan, and Colin).
I worked at GE for 25 years, 21 of those years in GE Capital investing in the energy sector. My last several years I have been a Partner at Energy Impact Partners. Energy Impact Partners is a growth equity firm that invests in energy efficiency and sustainable energy companies. We are backed by some of the largest global utilities.
Craig Matteson shares:
I am looking forward to reunion … life is short and my friends from KP are lifelong …
My girls made me go for a physical last year and although I now have a cardiologist as a regular doctor, I am fine … have lost a tremendous amount of weight and am living to live longer … Audrey graduated from NYACK College this past weekend and through it all I remember one comment from one of the speakers … “Stop being a human being and start being a human doing …” Kind of stuck. The last five years have been brutal but we survive … thanks to the training lessons from Kings Point …”Acta non Verba” … and from my days with the Marine Corps … “Improvise, adapt and overcome” …
Yes, I am attending … my guest will be Debra Ann Smith. We arrive late Thursday night and depart Sunday morning … staying at the Marriott the entire time …Except of course when we aren’t at Fireman’s having a beer …
We were on campus this past March for about 3 hours … it was good and brought back many memories …Walked the waterfront and Stopped at Fireman’s and had a bucket …
Bob Ross & Brian Foy were part of championship foursome at Blue & Gray Golf Classic in DC in May.
As you can see, we expect a huge turnout of classmates in September, so are working that much harder to make it spectacular. The latest details are at www.KP83.org, where you can see list of attendees, our class events & register. Contact info for entire reunion committee is listed in case you’d like to email or call one of us in particular. Have a great summer and see you soon!
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