Lives: Stewartstown, Pa
From: Middlebury, Vt.
Educated at: Two years of college at York College.
Family: I am the oldest of seven siblings, two have passed away. I have two sons and one daughter, also two grand kids.
Job: I spent 22 years in the Marine Corps, retired in 1987 and moved to Shrewsbury.
Volunteer involvement: Adams County and Hanover Area coordinator for Marine Corps League Toys for Tots
Job’s reward: The greatest reward that I received from all of my jobs was the great people that I managed. Without their hard work, I would never had been a good manager.
Very first job was: My very first job was working on a farm from the age of 10 to 17. I went into the Marines when I was 17 1/2.
Favorite food: I love Mexican and seafood.
Pets: I have always had a dog and now I have a dog and cat.
Hobbies: My hobbies are building puzzles, knitting and fishing.
Pet peeves: My greatest pet peeve is when managers treat their employees badly. My motto has always been that I am only as good as the people who work for me. They always help me to succeed and be a good manager. Always treat your employees well and care about them.
Collects: Right now I am collecting toys for the needy children in Adams County and Hanover. We always have a need for toys in the age group 11 to 14 and infant to 2 years old. I feel like Santa during the holiday season.
Best friend: My girlfriend, Sue Leppert.
Would like to have witnessed what event in history? I think I would have liked to witness the Civil War.
Event that changed your life: When I truly found God. I am always willing and ready for him to receive me. Being a Marine changed my life because it gave a real purpose and structure to live by.
Your scariest moment: When I almost drowned in Okinawa.
Trait inherited from parents: I inherited a good work ethic from my parents. They always worked hard to give us a modest life and that family was so important
Piece of advice that you live by: I try to treat people the way I would want to be treated. I live right now to be debt free and not to leave any burden on my kids
Favorite reading/author: Favorite author is Louis Lamour. I have read over 80 of his books.
Favorite spot on earth: I would love to go to Ireland and Alaska. I love the outdoors.
Website you visit most: I visit my AOL account daily to check my mail.
One bad habit: Not being patient enough and smoking.
Items on your bucket list: Out of debt, which I will achieve this year. Making sure every child in Adams County and Hanover has a great Christmas.
Five minutes with: I would like to be remembers as a man who loved and cared for his county. Also that I help to make a better life for the less fortunate
What skill or lesson would you like to learn? I would love to learn how to play golf but I know I could not do well at it.
What would make this world a better place? I think the world would be a better place if everyone would treat each other better and that the government would work together to help the people.