1940 to 1953 - The Early Years

I was born in the old Newark Hospital (above) in Newark, Ohio on September 28, 1940. I also remember getting my tonsils out there when I was 5 or 6. I was the oldest child of three and my dad, Frank, was an amateur photographer so there were lots of pictures of me as a baby and toddler.

I entered St. Francis de Sales School in 1946 and attended through the 7th grade (that is is my 7th grade class picture)..

1953 to 1958 - The Move to Cincinnati

In 1953, I moved with my family to Cincinnati. We first moved to an apartment on Oakwood avenue in College Hill across from Laurel Court and later to a home on Wittekind Terrace. After 8th grade at St. Clare School, I attended high school at St. Xavier High School graduating in 1958. This is my high school graduation picture.

1958 to 1974 - The Rambling Years

West Baden (IN) College - 1962-64
From 1958 to 1974 I studied and worked in various locations in Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. For a good bit of this time I was studying to be a Jesuit but in the early 70's decided life was calling me in other directions. During this time I graduated twice from Loyola University (Chicago) in 1963 and 1968 (MA).

It was originally a hotel.!

1974 to 2004 - The Xavier Years

At Retirement
Upon my return to Cincinnati in 1974, I began work at Xavier University. After 15 years in the Office of Admission, I was named Director of Enrollment Research. On May 2, 1999 I was honored for 25 years of service to Xavier.
Xavier Fan Forever!

2004 to Present - Retirement

Nassau 2004 - Atlantis
On June 1, 2004 I retired from Xavier University after 30 years of service. I currently enjoy travelling and following many hobbies including this website. In August 2005 I moved back to Newark OH where I live about 5 minutes away from my sister and her family.

Caribbean Cruise 2005
Retirement Presentation

The Powerpoint presentation that ran during my retirement party on May 13, 2004 is here.Thanks, Doug, for this and thanks to all who planned and attended this event! Also thanks for the gifts from the variousl offices. They are all getting good use, especially the laptop!


In August 2008, the last graduating class of St. Francis de Sales High School celebrated their 50th reunion. I attended the Saturday night dinner and enjoyed seeing many of my former grade school classmates for the first time in 55 years. I also was webmaster for our reunion website.

Grade school classmate Richelene Rogers Ray, I, and my sister, Pat Finney pose for a snapshot at the reunion dinner.