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Semi-Annual Phoenix AZ Luncheon of November 5, 2016

 

Thanks to all (47) who attended our DEC AZ Alumni get-together at Santisi's on 11/05/2016.  Special DEC AZ friends Harry and Joan Johnson were visiting from Miami. Some newcomers included Krystena Hurles, Dan Wong, John Howe, John Palley, Joe and Colletta Chaves and Steve Schuerer.  Thanks to Pete Gruber for help with the camera work for these photos. Al Gordon was unable to attend and sends his "greetings."  Our next AZ DEC Alumni lunch is planned for April 1, 2017.  Our best to all for the upcoming holidays!
 
Attending on 11/5/16:
 
Frank Blake, Ed Cocca, Coletta (Holcomb) Chaves, Jose Chaves, Bonnie Colvin, Roger Clarke, Mona Dahlgren, Galen Davis, Mike Delair, Niala "Teddy" Erwin, Don Ewing, Steve Georgoulis, Grace Gibbs, Pete Gruber, Linda Hawks, Debbie Joy, Rick Hansen, John Howe, Krystena Hurles, Bernadette Jackson, Harry Johnson, Joan Johnson, Penni Kapelke, Sinaia Kuhn, Arlan Leeds, Dennis Liles, Michelle Mason,Betsy Nunez, John Palley, Perry Peters, Jim Riley, Lee Rippstein, Holly Robert, Rene Schwichtenberg, Robert Schorsch, Steve Schuerer, Bob Stannard, Janet Shoufer, Huey Thomas, Charlene Harrison, Tom Harrison, Dan Wong, Maria Urshan, Rich Wetenhall and Ron and Donna Wolfe.

 

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Semi-Annual Phoenix AZ Luncheon of April 2, 2016

 

Thanks to all who made it to our AZ DEC alumni lunch on 4/2/16. Welcome to newcomers Helen Ortiz, Linda Warrilow, Renae Schwichtenberg. We have over 300 AZ DEC Alumni on our e-distribution list with ~10% attending semi-annual Phoenix lunches.  We don't publish this list but can make e-mail available on request. If you want to join this group contact GalenDavis@aol.com.
 

Save the date: Next lunch is Saturday 11-5-16.

Attending 4-2 were: Paul Brunn, Peggy Brunn, Ed Cocca, Bonnie Colvin, Galen Davis, Naila "Teddy" Erwin, Jim Freiman, Al Gordon, Steve Georgoulis, Pete Groves, Mary Groves, Rick Hanson, Tom Harrison, Charlene Harrison, Linda Hawks, Penni Kapelke, Steve Katz, Michael Lee, Dennis Liles, Michelle Mason, Carolyn Norder, Betsy Nunez, Helen Ortiz, Jim Riley, Maria Urshan, Linda Van Ness, Helen Oritz, Bill Rebinskas, Lee Rippstein, Terry Rippstein, Holly Robert, Renae Schwichtenberg, Janet Shaufer, Bob Stannard, Elizabeth Stannard, Linda "Broderick" Warrilow, Rich Wetenhall, Ron Wolfe

 

Photographs below followed by notes from some not attending this event.

 

Notes sent in from our AZ DEC Alumni:

  • Though Howard and I will not be attending, please convey our love and best to everyone who may remember us. Judith Ashley and Howard Reed (California)

  • May you have a great reunion. Will be there in spirit. Enjoy it all and happy Easter to all there. Dave Kelly (Ireland)

  • I am unable to attend but say hi and send my regards to everyone who will be there next weekend. Renée Coffee (Phoenix)

  • We hope all is well and Happy Easter, wish we were all going to the Phoenix DEC Reunion, unfortunately Joey and I will miss it by a week or two, hopefully we will make the November Reunion. Joe Lewis (Massachusetts)

  • If I'm around in April I will try to make a visit. Because so much has been outsourced I spend crazy amounts of time outside the US. Again, it is neat of you to keep the spirit alive. Cheers, Barry Cioffi (California)

  • Sorry I was unable to get there on April 2nd. One of these days����. Ed Petrazzolo,azzolo, President and Chief Executive Officer, Micropen Technologies Corporation, 93 Paper Mill St., Honeoye Falls, NY 14472, 585-624-2610 ext.104 ed@micropen.com

  • It’s been a while, I hope that all is going well for you and you enjoyed the Holidays. We have moved now to Southern Utah, much closer to Phoenix so I may now be able to attend one of the reunion get- togethers. Take care and best to all! Frank Wilhelm, Int'l Supply Chain Solutions, http://www.iscsglobal.com (336) 337-8330

  • I received a tour of PNO/Aligned Energy today and took this picture. It's a pano of the main section of the building from the WDC wall looking east. To the far right are the windows where the lobby and cafeteria were. From Mike Heisner (Arizona)

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Semi-Annual Phoenix AZ Luncheon of November 7, 2015

 

Thanks to all who participated in our 11/7 DEC AZ Alum. lunch. Was a small but very enthusiastic group at Santisi Brothers in Phoenix.  Attending were: Bob Benham, Frank Blake, Bonnie Calvin, Ed Cocca, Galen Davis, Grace Gibbs, Naila Erwin "Teddy", Don Ewing, Al Gordon, Pete Gruber, Rich Hansen, Charlene Harrison,Tom Harrison, Elaine Hopkins,Rick Klarer, Siana Kuhn, Arlan Leeds, Dennis Liles, Bruce Marshal, Perry Peters, Barb Petrauschke, Joe Petrauschke, Jim Riley, Lee Rippstein, Robin Robertson, Tom Robertson, Kim Schorsch, Robert Schorsch, Jan Shoufer, Bob Stannard, Maria Urshan, Rich Whitenhall, Donna Wolfe, Ron Wolfe.

Thanks to Pete Gruber for helping with the photos.

Among the highlights were a cake and celebration of Al Gordon's 96 birthday. (From his birthday 9-6-2015)

Perry Peter's joined us to talk about his year-long journey traveling nearly a 10,000 miles circular voyage from Marina del Rey, California to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, through French Polynesia in the South Pacific, to Hawaii, and back to San Francisco.  Check his amazing trip on his blog site: svfelicita.wordpress.com


Frank Blake replaced his Honda Gold Wing and now is riding his new Harley.

DEC's old Union Hills facility is getting a another "make over" and a new company (Aligned Data Center ) is moving in.
ADC will be managing the Microsoft Cloud along with other hosting services once completed later this year.

Al Gordon, blowing out the candles. Thanks to Naila Erwin "Teddy" for baking. Cake flags are the Gordon tartan from Al's Scottish heritage.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah
and all your holiday season. Next DEC AZ Alumni lunch is April 2016.
Galen Davis, Bob Stannard, and Maria Urshan

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Semi-Annual Phoenix AZ Luncheon of April 11, 2015

 

Thanks to all the former AZ DEC'ies who joined us on April 11th for the "spring bash."
 

Always an interesting group it was great to see first timers; Scott Bates, Dave Richards, Rebecca Larranaga,
Bob McAfoos, Rick Bloomberg, Mike Raczkowski and Frances Vierkoetter.

  • Dave Richards is recovering for some major back surgery, glad he could make it, we wish him well and a speed recovery.

  • Al Gordon got a "pass" with some stomach issues but will be attending our fall lunch.

  • Chuck Guido and Steve Katz "livened up the room!"

  • Robert Schorsch managed to find yet another great DEC nostalgia T-shirt.

    Enjoy your summer and mark those calendars for our next AZ DEC Alumni lunch event November 7th.
    Regards, Galen Davis
    GalenDavis@aol.com, Maria Urshan and Bob Stannard

    Attending were: Scott Bates, Rich Blumberg, Dave Clark, Bonnie Colvin, Ed Cocca, Craig Culleton, Della Collins, Galen Davis, Don Ewing, Jim Freiman, Pete Groves, Mary Groves, Chuck Guido, Charlene Harrison, Tom Harrison, Arlan Leeds, Linda Speers (Hawks), Diane Inostroza, Frank Inostroza, Debbie Joy, Steve Katz, Penni Kapelke, Sinaia Kuhn, Linda Kreiling, Rebecca Larranaga, Traci Loges, Bob McAfoos, Patty McKeon, Betsy Nunez, Mike Peck, Mike Raczkowski, Bill Rebinskas, Blue Richards, Dave Richards, Jim Riley, Lee Rippstein,Terry Rippstein, Holly Robert, Robert Schorsch, Janet Shaufer, Bob Stannard, Mike Tully, Maria Urshan, Frances Vierkoetter, Donna Wolfe, Ron Wolfe

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Semi-Annual Phoenix AZ Luncheon was November 1, 2014
Thanks to all who made our November 1st DEC AZ Alumni lunch at Santisi's Brother's Pizzeria. Was another small but very friendly crowd. We were excited to have some "first timers" as we welcomed friends from early DEC Phoenix who clipped on their blue badges at West Earll Drive. Phyllis Anderson, Alice Morena and who can forget Marie Fields who ran the lobby at West Earll Drive. Holly Robert from DEC 24th St. was another newcomer. Wayne Brady announced his permanent move to Connecticut as he is selling-out in "warm" Arizona.  Bob Tang .... another unforgettable DEC alumni joined us.


Next DEC AZ lunch will be the first week in April, 2015.
Galen Davis, Maria Urshan, and Bob Stannard -
 If you want to join this group contact GalenDavis@aol.com.


Attending were: Phyllis Anderson, Art Berger, Wayne Brady, Bonny Colvin, Mona Dahlgren, Galen Davis, Don Ewing,
Marie Fields, Tommy Fields, Jim Freiman,Steve Georgoulis, Grace Gibbs, Al Gordon , Mary Groves, Pete Groves,
Rick Hansen, Linda Hawks, Diana Inostroza, Frank Inostroza, Penni Kapelke, Linda Kreiling, George Kzystofczy, Traci Loges, Joe Lewis, Bill Masters, Michelle Mason, Alice Morena, David Morena, Carolyn Norder, Betsy Nunez, Jim Riley, George Stout, Bill Rebinskas, lee Ripstein, Terry Ripstein, Holly Robert, Robert Schorsch, Janet Shoufer, Bob Tang, Maria Urshan, Rich Wetenhall, Donna Wolf and Ron Wolf.
 

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The Digital Arizona group, organized by Galen Davis and friends Maria Urshan and Bob Stannard in Phoenix, has a semi-annual luncheon the first Saturday in April and November.   Here's the report from April 5, 2014:

 

Thanks to all who attended our Spring DEC AZ Alumni lunch on 4/5/14. We had a great turn-out at this new Santisi Brothers location. We're interested in your feedback for our November lunch. The 140 sport TV's were amazing .. couldn't find a single golf match?

We had three stars from DEC AZ past drop in. Good to see and welcome Alan Hazeldine, Frank and Chris Thompson.
 

Attending: Bill Andress. Hank Chartrand, Ed Cocca, Bonnie Colvin, Mona Dahlgren, Galen Davis, Sid Ewing, Don Ewing, Jim Frieman, Steve Georgoulis, Grace Gibbs, Al Gordon, Pete Gruber, Mary Groves,Pete Groves, Rick Hansen, Charlene Harrison, Tom Harrison, Mike Heiser, Alan Hazeldine, Debbie Joy, Roger Keegan, Penni Kapelke, Carol Klock, Vicki Krantz, Cher (Weeden) Leach, Michael Lee, Arlan Leeds, Joe Lewis, Traci Loges, Pablo Martinez, Michelle Mason, Chuck Monroe, Kate Monroe, Carolyn Norder, Betsy Nunez, Bill Rebinskas, Jim Riley, Lee Rippstein, Terry Rippstein, Bill Seitz, Janet Shaufer, Linda "Hawks" Speer, Bob Stannard, Robert Schorsch, Chris Thompson, Frank Thompson, Maria Urshan, Naila "Teddy" Woods, Rich Wetenhall, Donna Wolf, Ron Wolf.
 

Thanks to Teddy Wood for the help with these photos below.
 

Regards,
Galen Davis, Maria Urshan & Bob Stannard

  If you want to join this group contact GalenDavis@aol.com.

 

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Here are the report and photos from Nov. 2013 and a treat from Galen - here is the link to Galen's 1974 Maynard telephone directory.

The locale: Bill Johnson's Big Apple Restaurant, 19th Ave and Bell Road, Phoenix 

 

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