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Larry Perlman
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NC Retired Presentation Designer Married Clinton Miss Ashland Don't accept it, nor reject it, merely flow with it. After graduation, I must admit that I had very little ambition. I have always enjoyed music and started playing the 5 string banjo and guitar. We formed a group and sang at several colleges in front of as many as 25,000 people. We were also hired to play at a place called the "Fickle Pickle". It was a very well known coffeehouse at that time.
My parents suggested that I at least go to a junior college. Amundsen. I actually enjoyed it and continued my next 2 years at The U of I Navy Pier.
During my Navy Pier days, I decided to join the Illinois National Guard and received a "secret clearance".
I guess that I still had some wild oats to sew. I tended bar at several places, the last one was called "Beavers", and it became a very well known place because of the bands that played there. I was co-manager and stood about 25 feet from the stage where the likes of, and I'll just mention a few, Buddy Miles Express (Buddy was the drummer for Jimi Hendrix, The Steve Miller Band, Country Joe and the Fish, The Buckinghams and do any of you remember "Baby Huey and the Babysitters?", among others.
I then went down to Florida with some friends and went to work at the Elbo Room in Ft. Lauderdale. This bar was featured in the movie "Where the Boys Are"
When I returned to Chicago, I went to work at a very busy pizza restaurant in Evanston called "The Spot". Evanston was dry at the time, but when it went from dry to wet, I was the first person to serve a beer in a restaurant. Not many people can say that.
This was where I met my wonderful wife of 34 Years, Nancy.
Immediatedly after marriage, we moved to a small town in Maine and we both went back to school. It was about that time that we chose careers over children. I spent the next 26 years at a large Architectural and Engineering firm as a presentation designer.
Maine is a beautiful state, however, as we grew older, the winters seemed to get colder and snowier. It was time to pack up again and move south, North Carolina. I retired and couldn't stand it, so I am now working part time at our local hospital in an administrative capacity.
Oh, and I still play a 5 string banjo, guitar and sing.
Nuff Said.
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Harry Pestine
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IL Economic Editor; Bank Examiner; Director CA Program chicagofed.org Married 2 Daniel Boone Mrs. Hubbard 3 and G-D willing a fourth next week! 1. Treat each day as if it will be your last, and make each day be your best.

2. The highest degree of charity is teaching a man a skill or trade, or giving him a job.

3. Treat others as you would have others treat you.

4. When you see an injustice or a wrong, you might/will think that someone should do something about it. Remember, you are someone!
My life after Senn continued to be great. There were a few bumps in the road, but they just made me stronger. I never did make it to West Point, however, I did earn my B.S. degree in Economics from the University of Illinois. Served on various alumni boards, including as a Director of the University of Illinois' Alumni Association. I also attended De Paul University Law School and have had continuing professional education throughout the last 43 years.

I have received numerous community and professional awards including most recently "The Visionary Award" from NeighborWorks America, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's "President's Award for Excellence."

Some fun stuff included:

1. Serving for almost a decade as an officially sanctioned representative of the University of Illinois' Athletic Association.

2. Retiring my bowling ball and becoming a "football bowler", ie. taking our son to numerous Super Bowls, Rose Bowls, Orange Bowl, Liberty Bowl, and others.

3. Phenominal memories and stories from a week of Chicago Bears Super Bowl XX VIP activities in New Orleans.

4. And simply growing-up, loving watching, teaching, coaching our children and now our grandchildren.

Susan and I are truly blessed.
The best decision I have ever made was marrying Susan Carol Blum of Skokie, Illinois and Bradley University. Send Harry a MessageSend Harry a Message
Jerry Ponitch
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AZ Dermatologist Divorced 1 Stone Elementary Mrs. Rose Never look behind I attended Monmouth College for my undergratuate degree. I then went to Northwestern University Medical School. I did my internship at Passavant Memorial Hospital and my residency in Dermatology back at Northwestern University Medical School. I then moved to Arizona and started my practice in Tempe in 1974. I am still in private practice at the present.
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Judith Ponitch (Abelson)
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IL Former law clerk for several attorneys Stone Ms. Rose It is not how you start in life - it's how you finish Senn High School made me the person I am today. The people that came into my life helped me along the road of wonderful memories. How could I forget Harry's School Store, Dave and Vi, the owners; the midnight rides, and all the school clubs that I was fortunate to be a part of. I will treasure this special time forever.
Susan Pritikin (Holleran)
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VA Retired Married 2 Boone Miss Rose 6 It is what it is
This too shall pass
Attended Univ. of Ill. Married Gary Fierstien (class of '56). Divorced after 15 years. In 1980 remarried a wonderful USMC veteran and moved to Northern Virginia. We currently reside in a Dell Webb active adult community 30 minutes outside of Wash. DC. Retired 2-1/2 years ago from a career in the direct marketing industry, after spending the last 7 years as Director of Membership for a non-profit organization in DC. Served on the Executive Board of the Direct Marketing Association of Washington DC for 8 years and served as President in 1999. I have 2 children - Arlene(43) and David(41), 2 stepsons and 6 grandchildren. Have dabbled in watercolor painting and collage for many years and have shown in various art shows. I currently serve on The Ladies Board of Inova Loudoun Hospital and am on the Gift Shop Committee helping to raise funds to provide nursing scholarships. Enjoy overseas traveling and cruising. My husband and I have had the opportunity to visit many wonderful countries over the years, with hopefully many more trips to go in the coming years.

Those of you who might remember me will probably remember a very shy "wallflower" girl.  When I tell my Virginia friends this they are in total disbelief.  So I guess you might notice a change when you see me in June.  Looking forward to seeing everyone. Send Susan a MessageSend Susan a Message
Judy Pryor (Hass)
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CT Retired Widowed Stone Mr. Emmanuel Jacobson Do unto others ... Most of my life (30 years) was spent working - selling office furniture and office design. I was married for 35 years, widowed in 2005. Met a wonderful gentleman named Bob Mathis - I'll be bringing him to the reunion.

Love golf - not good at it but still love it; dining out; long walks - when my back's okay; theatre, movies, dancing; my dog "Abbie". We live six months in Florida and six months in Connecticut.
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Barry Rabin
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IL Physician- Psychiatrist Married 3 Boone Bartosik 3 "It is what it is", but there is always hope. College and Medical School at University of Illinois, followed by Internship in Phoenix, 2 years in the Army -1 in Vietnam and 1 year at Walter Reed. Psychiatry Residency at Loyola, followed by several years on Faculty. 30 years Private Practice in Psychiatry in Northwest Suburbs and Medical Director at St Joseph Hospital in Elgin for all those years.

Still working full time as Medical Director at Linden Oaks Hospital/Edward Hospital in Naperville and Senior member of a 13 Physician Psychiatric Group employed by the hospital.

Married for 37 years to a special wife, Nancy, three children, a son and 2 daughters all live in Chicago. One daughter lives in Highland Park, married to the son of a Boone School and Senn 60 Reunion graduate, Marty Meyers. We lived ten block apart but never knew each other. My daughter Jennifer has 3 very active boys, known to our family as the "Meyers's boys".

Coached all 3 children in soccer-coach of youngest daughter's travel team which won 4 State Championships. Her team played in Elite Tournaments through out the US.

Lived in Inverness for 31 years now. Interested in travel, reading, golf and the "Cubs" (which explains my choice of profession). Try to spend as much time as I can now at our home in Naples. My marriage and family have always been the center of my life.
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Sheldon Rabin
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NY Ophthalmologist Married 4 I am married to Carol for 41 years. We have four beautiful children. I am an ophthalmologist in practice in the New York area since 1975. I have also been involved with Neogenix Oncology as a business advisory board member. I am an avid golfer and wine collector. We love to travel with our family and find pleasure just being together with our family and good friends.

I continue to visit Chicago and spend time with my brother Jerry and his entire family. All of my children (4) attended Northwestern University.
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Ray Reiner
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TX Retired Married 2 Goudy Ms. Ashland I had a wonderful forty year career with the Houston Public School System. I served as a teacher, counselor, assistant principal and principal at three schools, as well as an upper level administrator in several departments within the organization.

Since my retirement, I am actively involved as a consultant, mentor and mediator. I also serve as the Executive Director of the Houston Administrators Association.

I have a wonderful wife and we have two sons who make us very proud.
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Ardith (Arde) Reisenfeld (Harris)
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IL CEO Glass Business GlassWorks.net & GlassArtistryllc.com Married 2 DanielBoone Mrs Florence Hackman - Room 276 Five Live every day like its your last and enjoy life... I have been having a great time with my husband Marv of 45 years. We work occasionally, travel a lot and just plain enjoy this life...
Looking very forward to the reunion to see and remeet lots of old friends we are so lucky to have. Send Ardith (Arde) a MessageSend Ardith (Arde) a Message
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