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Daniel Szymanski

Profile Updated: January 13, 2018
Daniel Szymanski
Daniel Szymanski

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Daniel Szymanski

Yearbook

Yes! Attending Reunion
Residing In:
Boyds, MD USA
Spouse/Partner:
Nancy (Gilbert) Szymanski
Occupation:
Retired
Children:
Christopher M, born Nov 1973 Ellsworth, ME deceased Aug 2012 Frederick, MD
Military Service:
US Navy, Communications Technician (M) NavSecGru  
Are you presently married to a fellow 1965 classmate?

Yes

Favorite Drinks:

Gran Marnier w/OJ, Margarita's, Canadian Rye w/ginger ale,

Which Elementary school did you attend?

Overlook 1-5, Mcannulty El School 6, WJHS 7-9,

Favorite sports teams:

Steelers, Penguin's, Golden State Warriors, want to like the Nationals but they make me mad!

Favorite Music Genre:

Classic rock 60's through 80's. Leave out the Disco era. American blues rock (Joe Bonamassa). Heavy Metal

Famous or interesting people you have met.

Dr. John Belrose, Defence Research Telecommunications Establishment Canada, Canadian radio scientist and amateur radio operator VE2CV.
Ronald J. Lorenz (Maj), retired DND Canada. Explored radio communications in the Arctic for CRC Canada. Was my boss when I worked at RFC Harris in Rochester, NY. Amateur radio operator, VE5VK. Physics major, taught me Canadian history from a Canadians point of view. He was like a older brother to me.

States where you have lived.

Texas, Maine, New York, Maryland, Virginia and of course Penna. Need to add US Territories to list.
Wish they would have a section of countries visited and opinion of them as well!

Ever skipped School?

No

How do you relax?

My passion is amateur radio. First licensed at age 15, that is now 56+ years. Fellow ham radio operators include Jeff Fisher, Fred Scheer, Bill McCall, Chuck Berster, Ben Ailes, Jim Madsen, Dale Hall (BHS63), Gary Hall. I know I have left a few out. Stayed in touch with most of this group before class reunions and social media were invented.

Favorite Movie

Bullitt; the car chase is a classic... OK #2 Hunt for Red October

Favorite Holiday?

Thanksgiving, but I can't eat the way I once did. Now a good fried chicken dinner would be great.

What was the worst snow storm you have experienced

New York Blizzard 1977! I traveled from Kingston, Ont Canada to Rochester, NY. Got held up in Pulaski, NY returning to Kingston at the American Legion for 4 days while crews opened I-81 to the US/CAN border.

The blizzard of 1977 hit Western New York as well as Southern Ontario from January 28 to February 1. Daily peak wind gusts ranging from 46 to 69 mph (74 to 111 km/h) were recorded by the National Weather Service in Buffalo, with snowfall as high as 100 in (254 cm) recorded in areas,[1] and the high winds blew this into drifts of 30 to 40 ft (9 to 12 m).[2]:184 There were 23 total storm-related deaths in western New York, with five more in northern New York.[3]:6
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blizzard_of_%2777

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Apr 16, 2018 at 12:33 PM

Jeannette was another of the people Nancy & I  grew up with. From K thru 12 with her. She lived on Baptist Rd. near McKee Dr., I remember her as a nail-biter of all things! At our 50th, remember taking with her and the Wickster at some length, just the three of us chatting. Sorry to hear about her passing away.  

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Mar 24, 2018 at 1:08 PM

Posted on: Mar 24, 2018 at 4:34 AM

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Feb 10, 2018 at 4:33 PM

I was not close to Tom as we grew up. But I do remember that he could pitch. Remember Tom's father as well, very nice person. Not like the typical parent of a kid who is playing a sport! I think his dad attended every game Tom played, and I know he was there when Tom was scheduled to pitch that day. Through organized baseball leagues of Baldwin Whitehall, he threw a no-hitter against us in what was called the Teener League. Then in a different season, we were on the same team. I caught him that year and we went on to play in post season games made up of all players in the league, as All Star team. Tom was very, very good! I just remember Tom as a overall great guy through high school. Sorry to hear of his passing away. Thank you Linda for the post.

Regards,

Dan & Nancy Szymanski

Glen Allen, VA  

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Jan 13, 2018 at 5:54 PM
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Oct 25, 2017 at 8:33 PM

We know so little about Paul's death. However his younger brother Pat (BHS68) passed away in November 2016. He and Paul both lived in Farmington, PA.  I have no additional information about Paul, appears hiis mother is still alive still lives on Highgrove Rd where they grew up...

Here is the obit on Pat:

WICK
PATRICK A.
Of Farmington, PA, passed suddenly and peacefully in his sleep, Sunday, November 6, 2016. He was predeceased by his father, Patrick A. Wick. He is survived by his mother, Mary Jane Wick of Pittsburgh; his brother, Paul R. Wick, of Farmington; longtime friend and companion, Robert W. Toye and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. The Wicks and Mr. Toye would like to invite friends and family for a celebration of his life on November 11, 2016, at the Stone House Restaurant, Chalk Hill, from noon to 3:00 p.m. The family requests that memorial donations be made to Fayette Friends of Animals, PO Box 1282, Uniontown, PA 15401. Arrangements are under the direction of the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Farmington, PA.

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Oct 19, 2017 at 4:33 PM

Edward L. Dischner III, died Saturday, October 7, 2017 in Phoenix, AZ.

Mr. Dischner is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Karen, their son, Edward (Barbara), a brother, sister, step-sisters as well as aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Ed was a finance executive at Alcoa for 30 years before retiring in Scottsdale.

An avid golfer, he won multiple Club tournaments both in Brazil and locally. He also hit two Hole-in-One(s). Ed loved Arizona and will have final interment at Hansen Desert Hills Cemetery in Scottsdale. Private family services were held in his honor. Visit hansenmortuary.com for online condolences.

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Oct 10, 2017 at 4:33 PM

Ed was a childhood neighbor and a good friend back in the day. Back when Rich Nebash then Larry Miller passed, both Ed and Paul Wick were on board as we talked back then. Ed & I shared hobby interests with high end audio equipment. The adult boy toys where audio interconnect cables runs into the hundrends of $$$ each. Let's not talk about speaker cables prices! But the rewards at full volume are almost priceless, even at half volume. Sorry dogs! I knew Ed had multiple health issues going against him. Talked at length about them over time, Nancy being a Nephrology nurse gave him encouragement as well. Knew he would never be able to attend any reunion that was planned. Damn shame that when you retire and have a good retirement in place that health issues robs you of as in Ed's case living in the desert and enjoying life. I will miss him but always thinking of him. Rest in peace my friend. Thanks Craig for the post.

Dan & Nancy

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Mar 26, 2016 at 1:07 PM

Happy Birthday a few days late, Dorothy Lau Brewster

Mar 24, 2016 at 6:58 PM

Hey Dan - Happy birthday. Life is good - enjoy yourself. Myy best to Nancy. Bob Fehl

Daniel Szymanski has left an In Memory comment for James Marino.
Jan 25, 2015 at 12:33 AM

Many of you may not remember Jim Marino. Jim Marino like Howard Gorman did not appear at BHS until our junior year. I checked my 64' Balthi, Howard is there, Jim's photo was listed not available. Both went through the Catholic school system. They both started out at St. Gabrials then St. Basil which ended at grade 10, then it was Central, South Hills, or North Hills Catholic High schools back then. Like Dave Allison stated, Jim grew up between the two of us, I guess I lived three houses away. He was a hell of a good pool player. The then Pittsburgh Press did several stories on Jim over the years as he grew up and developed his skills. I remember spending limited time in his basement where the pool table was set up. A very unique individual, sorry to see that he has departed us.

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Jun 06, 2015 at 6:19 PM

Posted on: Oct 28, 2014 at 9:10 PM

BHS 65' Reunion Committee & all. Talked today with my neighbor, He is class 1952 and class president at Union Bridge, Md. His class size was 28 people in a school that was grades 1-12. Of the 28, 13 still alive with 8 guys still around. These 8 still get together every other month or so for luncheon in Union Bridge, tight bunch. That is keeping together! Let's dig up some classmates and welcome them aboard. We can get a 60th or 65th out of this one E-Z!

Daniel Szymanski has left an In Memory comment for Carol Leggett Wichterman.
Oct 23, 2014 at 12:33 AM

WICHTERMAN
CAROL L.
Of Everett, died July 9 at home. Born March 31, 1947 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late William B. and Dorothea (Herman) Leggett. Survived by husband, Larry; daughters, Julie and Jennifer; brother, Paul Leggett of Pittsburgh; step-father, Robert Crampton of Carnegie. Graduate of Baldwin High School class of 1965, graduate of IUP 1969, and Shippensburg University 1973. She taught elementary education in Everett for 33 years. Funeral services Friday, July 19, 2002 at 11am in the DALLA VALLE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 22 West Main St., Everett. Friends may call on Thursday, from 3-5 & 7-9pm.
Please sign the guest book at post-gazette.com

Dave Allison and I grew up with Carol, and knew her before first grade. She touched both of us in many ways throughout our school lives. After I spoke with with Dave I discovered her obit by accident.

Oct 19, 2014 at 6:44 PM

Well this was EZ enough. Didn't even need the help of a eight year old to final get me signed up!