Married to Sheila Drebin (UCity ’61) for 52 years.
Two children – Larry age 47 and Edye age 44.
One grandchild – Maddy age 16 (going on 37).
We have lived in Scottsdale, Arizona full time for past 20 years. Came here to take over a company that needed rescuing and have never left – love the desert!
Married in 1965, promoted and transferred to Chicago in 1966, then Southern California in 1979 and Scottsdale in 1997.
Started my career as Personnel Manager at Wonder Bread Bakery on Vandeventer and Forest Park – used to eat Twinkies right off the conveyor belt.
Moved into General Management as my career blossomed and then spent last 25 years in the baby products business – ran three different companies and made everything from crib mattresses, high chairs, strollers, playpens, etc. to bedding for cribs.
Retired in 2002 – started a small business driving people back and forth to the airport just to have something to do.
Still doing it – keeps my brain active.
Lucky enough to have travelled all over the world – spent a lot of time working in the far east – China, Taiwan, Korea, etc.
Latest challenges revolve around trying to understand and survive the current policies and people running the United States government!