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Michael D Roberts

Profile Updated: November 16, 2021
Residing In:
Goodyear, AZ USA
Spouse/Partner:
Kathryn
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Occupation:
Swimming Pool Design & Sales
Children:
6 children, 18 grandchildren and 3 great grand children
Military Service:
USMC  
Number of Grandchildren

18 and 3 great brand children.

Comments:

Been a fascinating journey! Newspaper business 10 years, real estate for 8, band uniforms for 5, and swimming pools for 17 and squeezed some teaching in there too. Coached women's fast pitch softball for 27 seasons, one national title, one runner-up and a bunch of top tens..still playing hoops a couple times a week and still an avid Steeler fan!

School Story:

Remember quite fondly the relationships with Rick, Doug, Joe, Carl and Buzz and others, Card games at Eby's, and that girl I never asked out (CH)...

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Carl was the closest and earest of friends when we met at age 12. He had just moved from the other side of Lebo to the Lincoln Bum district. We walked to Jefferson almost every day for three years. Carly was friends with a peronality form KDKA radio's son, Zeke Jackson (who went on the become a local DJ himself), and Zeke sold us a turntable set, amplifier, tubes and wires for $75. We became the school dance disc jokeys, along with Bill Austin, after winning a school contest. Carl and I would sneak out at night and prowl the neighborhood, doing not much more than swiping a couple donuts from theback of Isaly's baked by the bakery a couple doors down (on Beverly). We both moved away, moved back and moved away, but stayed in touch. I was fortunate to be able to visit with him in New Hampshire three years ago,just after he had moved there from Ohio. He wasn't much for reunions,marching to his own music it seemed, but that is what led him to be one of the first in our class to recognize the power of the Beatles and appreciate the poetry of Bob Dylan. There were a hald dozen of us that hung together throughout high schooland early college. Two have now passed in the last year or so (Buzz Ritter), so it brings home with force my sense of mortality. Carl loved a glass of scotch, one ice cube, so, perhaps, we can individully toast him in that manner this evening...

 

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Dec 22, 2021 at 1:27 PM

Carl was the closest and dearest of friends when we met at age 12. He had just moved from the other side of Lebo to the Lincoln Bum district. We walked to Jefferson almost every day for three years. Carly was friends with a peronality form KDKA radio's son, Zeke Jackson (who went on the become a local DJ himself), and Zeke sold us a turntable set, amplifier, tubes and wires for $75. We became the school dance disc jokeys, along with Bill Austin, after winning a school contest. Carl and I would sneak out at night and prowl the neighborhood, doing not much more than swiping a couple donuts from theback of Isaly's baked by the bakery a couple doors down (on Beverly). We both moved away, moved back and moved away, but stayed in touch. I was fortunate to be able to visit with him in New Hampshire three years ago,just after he had moved there from Ohio. He wasn't much for reunions,marching to his own music it seemed, but that is what led him to be one of the first in our class to recognize the power of the Beatles and appreciate the poetry of Bob Dylan. There were a hald dozen of us that hung together throughout high schooland early college. Two have now passed in the last year or so (Buzz Ritter), so it brings home with force my sense of mortality. Carl loved a glass of scotch, one ice cube, so, perhaps, we can individully toast him in that manner this evening...

 

 

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Dec 22, 2021 at 1:27 PM

Carl was the closest and dearest of friends when we met at age 12. He had just moved from the other side of Lebo to the Lincoln Bum district. We walked to Jefferson almost every day for three years. Carly was friends with a peronality form KDKA radio's son, Zeke Jackson (who went on the become a local DJ himself), and Zeke sold us a turntable set, amplifier, tubes and wires for $75. We became the school dance disc jokeys, along with Bill Austin, after winning a school contest. Carl and I would sneak out at night and prowl the neighborhood, doing not much more than swiping a couple donuts from theback of Isaly's baked by the bakery a couple doors down (on Beverly). We both moved away, moved back and moved away, but stayed in touch. I was fortunate to be able to visit with him in New Hampshire three years ago,just after he had moved there from Ohio. He wasn't much for reunions,marching to his own music it seemed, but that is what led him to be one of the first in our class to recognize the power of the Beatles and appreciate the poetry of Bob Dylan. There were a half dozen of us that hung together throughout high schooland early college. Two have now passed in the last year or so (Buzz Ritter), so it brings home with force my sense of mortality. Carl loved a glass of scotch, one ice cube, so, perhaps, we can individully toast him in that manner this evening...

 

 

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So, do we have permission to play the twist?

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Jan 17, 2021 at 6:46 PM

Well that explains it. Last reunion I mentioned something about buzz being  a cheerleader at our football games but he denied it. I referred to this t photo you mention. 

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Jan 16, 2021 at 10:27 PM

Buzz was great friends with nearly everyone, but he was often with our small group of miscreants, Doug, Rick, Carl and Joe included. I remember going to his house if he day. Apparently his folks a re very neat, and buzz was quite concerned about us leaving even a speck of rust. He actually got me a glass of milk after promised to wash the glass. While drinking. He asked me a question which I attempted to answer while drinking, spilling milky everywhere. About the only time I saw him mad I recall him picking up mY brothers cello whole waiting for me to finish dinner at my home. With no experience  he played Eve of destructing n on the cello! He could read war and peace but in about an.  hour then quote specific passages. I can remember a number of stories like the last will and testament devised while sitting in the Lebo pokey after an underage drinking episode. 

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Thank you!

May 11, 2020 at 2:43 AM

Well, I guess it's time to get off this site....any more of this deal nd I'm done...

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Aug 13, 2018 at 4:33 PM

I do remember Sara from about age 12. I believe she had a younger brother whom I made friends with and would visit because they lived across the street from Flozanne John, who I had a crush on. I think I was too timid to approach her because I heard her dad was in the FBI! Anyway, condolences go out to her family...

 

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Jun 11, 2018 at 4:33 AM

I did not know Barry well. My very short attempt at wrestling brought me a bit into his world, and I recall how good he was. It's disappointing I got to know so few of our 700 classmates.  And as I read his obituary I sense we might had had similar interests. Rest in peace. We all have so little time left...too bad it's taken seventy years to understand that. 

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