Here I am in my before and after photos. I have a daughter, Loralee Bochnewich Richter. On June 16th, 2000, exactly 29 years to the day that we graduated from DHS, Loralee graduated from DHS. Little did I know on our graduation day that exactly 29 years later I would be back there for my daughter's graduation. Loralee graduated from UCONN's Honor program, majoring in Cytogenics. She also earned a Masters Degree in Physician's Assistant Services and is a PA with Associated Neurologists of Danbury. Loralee married Josh Richter on October 21, 2006.
In 1975, I received my BS degree in Elementary Education from Western CT State University. After working for one year in the Danbury school system, and a part time administrative job at WCSU, I took a full time job at Western Ct State University in August 1976. I worked as Coordinator of Adult Education at WCSU. I had been in college administration for over 33 years. I retired on June 1, 2009. I continue to make Danbury my home. My hobbies are photography, computer graphics and music . Click these links for other pictures: pic1 this is another picture of me. pic2 this is a picture of me with my daughter and another of my daughter and son-in-law. pic3
Lou is living in Billings, MT where he recently took a position as Creative Director For RIM Advertising. His degree is in Technical Communication from the University of Wisconsin. Lou is married and has three sons ranging in age from toddler to adult. His hobbies are writing and playing his guitar. I have had the pleasure of hearing some of the songs that Lou has written, composed and performed and I can tell you that he is very, very talented.
Linda lost her 4 year battle with Synovial Sarcoma on September 24, 2008. Linda was my lifelong best friend. It took me a long time to be able to update this information to reflect Linda's death. Linda was someone so filled with life that it is hard for me to think of her in any other way. Somehow the simple act of doing this made it far more real for me.
After high school, Glenn joined the Air Force and remained with them for 8 years. He attended the College of the Air Force where he obtained his multi-engine instrument/commercial pilots licenses for both land and sea. He has flown commercially as an independent carrier. Glenn started a buisness in real estate sales, general contracting and land development a few years later. He is presently developing a 270 acre regional mall and power center in Lake Havasu, AZ. This is now where he lives. Glenn has two daughters, Jennifer, 19, a freshman in college, and Janelle, 18, who will be graduating from high school in May. Glenn's passion is still flying and also riding his "Harley" whenever he gets a free moment.
For another picture from Glenn click on this link: Pic1
Janine LeBlanc received her degree from the Massachusetts College of Art in
1976. She moved west to San Francisco and worked as a graphic artist,
specializing in package design. (See the end of Dave White's bio for more to this story)
This page was last updated on: August 15, 2010
George is living in Louisville Kentucky with his wife Mary, a school psychologist. George and Mary have two sons, Colin (15) and Miles (13). George is currently working as a professional mediator. He mostly mediates workplace disputes. Prior to working as a mediator, George worked for UPS (United Parcel Service) for 23 years, mostly in Human Resources. With a chuckle, George told me that after UPS issued their IPO (Initial Public Offering), last November, he decided he didn't need to work quite so hard. Good for you George!
Dave White entered the Army shortly after graduating from Fordham University
in 1975. He served as an intelligence officer in Europe, Asia, the Middle
East and in various locations in the United States over a 23 year career.
Dave and Janine never knew each other at DHS, but met at the 25-year reunion
in 1996. Something clicked and they stayed in touch. After a few cross
country visits between Florida and California, Dave retired from the Army in
1998 and headed west. Several months later they decided to make a few
changes. They put their belongings in storage and headed east to
Fayetteville, North Carolina. Janine is active in the local art and quilting
scenes, in addition to pursuing a graduate degree in Industrial Design at
North Carolina State University. Dave is slowly adjusting to civilian life. In August 2001, Janine and Dave were married In Southbury Connecticut. Best wishes Janine & Dave.
Now for the fun part of the story:
Jean (Fanning) Smith
After high school, Jean earned a BA in Speech & Hearing from Elmira College, then she earned an MA in Audiology from Bowling Green University in Ohio. She got married in August 1978.
After working in Audiology for a few years, Jean had her own Mary Kay Cosmetic business for 15 years. She also had her own mailing and packaging business in CT. After selling this business Jean moved from CT to NC in October 1995. Jean bought her own home in NC in December 1998 and got divorced in February 2000. Jean currently owns her own internet busness (JFS Enterprises) and is also employed as Director of Community Relations at an independent living center for active senior citizens. Here is what Jean had to say about her job, " It is like having hundreds of grandparents to love. Free hugs are a fringe benefit."
CAROL (SCHWEITZER) SCHILLING
Carol lives in Rockfall, CT and has been married to Peter Schilling since 1987. She is the busy mother of four children, Jay 24, Rebecca 21, Jacob 13, and Emalee 11. She works as a senior staff technologist, having been employed at Middlesex Hospital since 1977. She specializes in mammography, which she feels very strongly about since loosing her mother to breast cancer in 1996. She is a member of the American Society of Radiologic Technologist. She also is the Assistant Superintendent of Crafts on the Green for the Durham Fair, which is the largest agricultural fair in Connecticut. Carol says she really misses the Danbury Fair! As if all this isn't enough to keep Carol busy, she was also Director at large of the Coginchaug Little League and in charge of the annual candy sale this year. Carol is also a member of our 30 year HS reunion committee. Thanks Carol!
This is in memory or Carol's mother and all others touched by breast cancer.
CINDY (TOMANIO) ZANE
Cindy has remained in Danbury and has been employed as an Office Manager and Administrator for Cunis & Gontin Inc. (an outplacement and career counseling firm) for the past 11 years. She also runs her own business in which she host singles dances throughout Connecticut and New York on the weekends. Cindy is divorced after 14 years of marriage and has two grown children. She has a son Troy who is a Social Worker for the State of Connecticut, and a daughter Lauren who is an Administrative Assistant for Paine Weber (a financial institution). Cindy is the proud grandma of Taylore who is 4 years old. In her spare time she enjoys fitness/sports and her second love, which is dancing. Cindy is a member of our 30 year reunion committee. Thanks Cindy!