Donald (Don) NA (Shalibo)
February 18, 1943 Retired/Construction Consultant NA Married 1 Emily(8), Evan(5) Yes.....as a builder in 2003; as a construction consultant-still playing but slowly. See belowLocation on map as wish (Michigan, Colorado, Virginia).
Wife: Marilyn Barbara (Madden) Shalibo-Cass Tech 1960
Daughter: Deborah Lynn (Shalibo) Skroch Virginia Beach, VA
Last 10 years:
I have continued a wonderful, blessed and singularly focused life.: One wife, one child (w/ two grandchildren,), one career.
§ Marilyn and I have experienced 45 great years together (that's two thirds of my lifetime) with opportunities/experiences never imagined including seeing some of the world's wonders here and abroad.
§ Daughter Deborah met a fine man while at Northwestern University and has provided us with two beautiful grandchildren (Emily-8, Evan-5) They settled in Virginia Beach, Virginia after Eric departed the U.S. Navy (yes another Navy Officer); but, only after giving us lots of places to visit during 11 years of "duty stations"
§ Official retirement came after 40+ years with one firm (Barton Malow Co.). It was an exciting career being a part of and eventually helping to lead a small Detroit company that became one of the nations largest construction firms. Eventually, as part of my wind down toward retirement I gave up my frequent flyer cards and concentrated near home including leading the Detroit Public Schools 1 1/2 billion dollar construction program. Full circle and back home isn't all bad. Among my most satisfying memories are leading my industry's efforts to create opportunities for minorities and women in Michigan construction plus improving the future of my profession through advisory efforts at Purdue University and Wayne State University
§ Last, among life's little tricks, I am currently doing consulting work for the U.S. Navy: bringing full circle from High School ROTC , to Vietnam war (Navy/Seabees), to US Navy future ideas .
Bottom line is I am still enjoying life (albeit at a slower pace), traveling between Colorado (the beauty we love), Virginia Beach (the children/grandchildren we love), Detroit (the friends and places we know and love)
God has been generous!
December 05, 1943 Retired from Chrysler Corp after 38 years Married 1 1 yes sinc e 2001 I have a collection of Chrysler Collector Autos the earliest a 1937 Chrysler Airflow. I am currently working on a 1964 Chrysler 300 K Factory 4 speed Convertible.My wife Susan and I spend 8-10 weeks every winter in Sarasota Florida. We spend our summers Cruising in our collectable Chryslers. We are active in the Great Lakes Region of the WPC Club, a Chrysler Products Restorers Club. Susan continues to work as a RN at Troy Beaumont.
Roberta Jones (Stolzenfeld)
March 20, 1943 retired Married 2 none, unfortunately yes Retired at the end of 2002, then moved "up north" in summer of 2003. We took our third cruise in 2004, to South America and through the Panama Canal. In 2006 my husband became seriously ill, so we've been stay-at-homes since then. Three years ago I volunteered to do income taxes with AARP & the IRS, for senior citizens and low income families. It's been incredibly rewarding, as most of these people sure can't afford to pay a tax preparer!My son is very into computers, and currently works for IBM. His wife is in management for a telecommunications company. Unfortunately, they did not have children. My daughter is still single, and works in retail, merchandising a large store.
Karolyn Thompson (Swad)
Consultant-Food Services Married 2 I have four granddaughters Not yet My husband Kamal and I just celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary on June 30th of this year. We have two children, Don and Karolyn, as well as four granddaughters; Tabatha, Alyssa, Taylor, and Olivia.
We just came back from Lake City, Tennessee where, during a family reunion, we celebrated my dad's 99th birthday.
I worked for 37 years in the nursing home industry as a Director of Food Services. I still work and consult for various nursing homes in Detroit and the suburban areas.
I am looking forward to seeing everyone at the reunion
Judy Lamparter (Swink)
October 23, 1943 Realtor, Substitute Teacher Married 4 10 Never Learning...Studying...Growing!
Favorite Topics..Finance, Investing, Real Estate, Politics, Religion, Interior design, Decor, Art (I make original dolls and characters, paint and draw)
lawyer Married 2 0 so far no, I still have one son in college Some things do not change much. My wife, Irene, and I celebrated our 30th anniversary this year. (We were introduced to each other by Don Freichs 32 years ago and life has not been the same since). With a little bit of prodding, she sometimes admits that she is still on her honeymoon. We live in the same house that we lived in at the 40th reunion, have the same two sons and two cats as then and have no grandchildren. Our older son graduated from college three years ago and lives and works in Indiana. Our younger son is a senior at Michigan State. (I think that I got a later start than most of my classmates when it comes to marriage and children.)
Both Irene and I are still working. She is a dentist in Sterling Heights, and I am an attorney in Troy. We have done a lot of traveling and spent a lot of time with family and friends doing lots of things that make life interesting and fulfilling. I have been active in our church for many years and in many different capacities. I am active in and a trustee of the St. Andrew's Society, the Scottish society in Detroit. I still manage to do three 10 K's a week and have hiked mountains across the U.S. and Canada and parts of Europe with a group of friends for the past 25 yers. With the benefit and support of a great family, wonderful friends, good health and strong faith, life has been good.
As our reunion website indicates, the reunion committee has spent alot of time, work and imagination putting together not only a website, but also a 50th reunion that anyone who misses will regret not attending.
I have enjoyed working with the other committee members and appreciate the many hours that they spent, their creative skills, and how well 11 people who had not seen each other in almost 10 years, who live in different parts of the city and have different interests, were able to work together and plan the reunion. Our meetings were espcially "productive and informative". We usually met at a restaurant, shared a meal, gossiped for an hour or two and finished the meeting with 10 or 15 minutes of business.
Diane Thomas (Tobias)
Working for a children's charity Single 2 5 No, not yet.I am living in St.Clair Shores, working for a children's charity organization and volunteering at The American Red Cross.
I have two children, five wonderful grandchildren and I travel to visit them whenever I can.
I can't wait to see everyone at the reunion, I can't believe it has been ten years since the last time we got together for our 40th.
I enjoy reading all of our classmate's Bio's, and am looking forward to meeting up with everyone at the reunion.
March 24, 1943 Retired Married 4 5 Yes Playing golf and tennis here in the Pinehurst NC area and visiting our family spread all over the US. Maine,Ca,Ilinois,Mi. In between a 7 week car trip accross the US and trips to Europe the latest to Switzerland and Italy. With the US dollar vs. Swiss franc and the Euro I am officially broke. Really blessed here in the Carolinas with good health and wonderful family.What a great job on the SE61 web page. Kudos to all
What a flood of great memories reviewing the SE61 site.
I recently heard the following on NPR in regard to those who have passed.
They die and I can't stop it. When they leave I miss them more.
March 11, 1943 Trial Attorney- AAA Insurance Married None No Elizabeth and I have been traveling, cruising, golfing and enjoying life. Have attended all of the reunions and look forward to this special one. Glad to see a good response from my classmates.
I have been married to Elizabeth for over thirty years. I graduated from Wayne State Law School in 1968 with a J.D. Degree and am currently working as a trial attorney for the Auto Club of Michigan in Mt. Clemens.
E.J. (Jeff) Vaughn
April 22, 1943 Committed Relationship 1 Having too much fun to quit! Enjoying good health, friends, and skiing as much as possible. Meanwhile, I continue to create socially conscious documentaries.
LEGAL AS BEER, to be released shortly, is designed to wake up the public about the failings of the prohibition of cannabis and the US drug war, which has done more harm than good over the past 40 years.
E.J. VAUGHN has an extensive background as a telecommunications and media consultant, and producer/director of nonfiction motion pictures and network television programming. He has a background in marketing, distribution, and media design. He is currently focused on reforming federal drug policy and to end the prohibition of cannabis.
VAUGHN has produced innovative interactive video discs for AT&T in association with Bell Laboratories. He has created pilots for Steve Friedman and Grant Tinker for their USA Today effort. He has been a consultant to Dow Jones regarding their ongoing attempt to see the Wall Street Journal on the air.
VAUGHN is the founder of Media Ink, a production company and consortium of the nation's leading political cartoonists, which supplied the cartoons in fully animated form to NBC, where they have been seen regularly on the NBC News' Today Show and Sunday Today.
As a broadcast journalist, VAUGHN produced and directed works for Bill Moyers’ Journal, the PBS Network, and has supplied material to ABC's Closeup and 20/20.
VAUGHN produced and directed The Big Game, the highest-rated show in PBS's Middletown series, which was nominated for ten Emmys, receiving two. VAUGHN and the series also received a citation from the Alfred I. du Pont-Columbia University Awards in Broadcast Journalism.
VAUGHN has produced and directed feature documentaries for theatrical release: America's Pop Collector, about the art market, and Deal, a behind-the-scenes study of the classic game show, Let's Make A Deal. These critically acclaimed films played theatrically throughout the USA and were broadcast to national audiences. The Museum of Modern Art, New York has acquired his work for their permanent collection.
VAUGHN started out teaching history and American Studies with an emphasis on art history. Holding a doctorate in American Studies/Communication Studies from the University of Michigan, he has taught at the University of Michigan, the City University of New York and has lectured at numerous important American universities.