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Daniel Szymanski

Profile Updated: October 12, 2020
Daniel Szymanski
Daniel Szymanski


Daniel Szymanski


Yes! Attending Reunion
Residing In:
Glen Allen, VA USA
Nancy (Gilbert) Szymanski
U.S. Navy (vet), FEMA, retired
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?


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.

How far do you live from Baldwin High School?


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!

Are there countries or territories outside of the USA where you have lived?

Japan, Canada as a contractor to DND Canada, Denmark & Norway on NATO communications projects. US Virgin Islands, Germany, Mexico, American Samoa, France, Switzerland, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Wake Island,

Ever skipped School?


How do you relax?

My passion is amateur radio. First licensed at age 15, that is now 58+ years now. 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. I have 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

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Posted on: Feb 16, 2020 at 8:15 AM

Welcome, Doug, Hope you and your family are doing well. Look forward to seeing you get on the forum posts. Have a good day.
Dan & Nancy Szymanski

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Jan 26, 2020 at 8:33 PM

I got to know Sue through other BHS65 classmates. Sorry to read about her passing. I thought a lot about her. At class reunions, Sue always took the time to talk with me. She liked to talk about her Polish family tree, in high school, and at reunions and wanted to know about my Polish tree as well. I respected that very much. She always had a great positive attitude about things. I enjoyed her company very much. I am kind of taken back at this so sorry if I ramble...

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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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Daniel Szymanski has left an In Memory comment for Thomas Brand.
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.


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Glen Allen, VA  

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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:

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.

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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

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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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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!