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James Bruno
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2015-11-29 15:51:41
Janet Bryant (Kiesgen)
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retired 2015-12-06 23:25:27
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Janice Bryant (Taylor)
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Janice's schools include Walter Johnson High School. She later attended University of Maryland, College Park. She retired October 11,2014,and is loving it. Janice's interests include Washington Redskins, gambling, travel, movies, talking and laughing.    Send Janice a MessageSend Janice a Message
John Buckley
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From the 40th reunion:Here is a brief version of my life after WJ:

I graduated from Kent State University in 1971 (yes I was there on May 4, 1970). My mother had moved back to the Boston area in August of 1969 after the death of my father in July of 1967 and my younger sister's graduation from WJ in 1969. Anyway, after graduation my uncle got me a job teaching in the Boston Public School System. I didn't really want the job, at the time I was substitute teaching and working in a bar and planned to make a few bucks then go to California to train and hopefully become an Olympian in the Decathlon. (Looking back that would have been futile since I in no way had that kind of athletic ability). Anyway in December of 1971 I met my future wife Ann Marie who was a student teacher where I was teaching. We got married in July of 1974 and bought a home in Westwood Mass and both continued to teach in Boston. We moved to Hingham Mass in 1977 then moved across town to another home in Hingham in around 1987, where we still live.

We had our first child (Daniel J) in July of 1977. He always did very well in school and athletics especially wrestling and baseball. He wrestled for 4 years at Boston College where he graduated in 1999 with a double major in Human Resources and Marketing. Dan works in Quincy Mass for an Insurance company and handles the high-risk and sports insurance accounts.

We had a second son Craig who was born in 1980. Craig was an excellent athlete in both football and wrestling. He was a 2-time NCAA All-American wrestler in the 184 & 197 pound weight class. Craig received his masters degree last May and is a paid intern on the Boston College Strength & Conditioning staff. Although we are not 100% pleased he also fights professionally in mixed martial arts. We used to think his wrestling matches were stressful! Although he has done quite well (currently 3-0) these are very tough to be a spectator at if you are a parent.

As for Ann Marie and I we have been the typical parents involved in our children's lives and doting on them. We have both have taught full time except for the time Ann Marie took off for maternity leaves and the time I took off when I had a business (around seven years selling-you guessed it weight lifting equipment). I have coached quite a bit (I guess around 25 out of the last 30 years) and am currently in my tenth year as an assistant Track Coach at Boston College. I must admit I really enjoy this and we (the whole family and assorted friends go to all the BC home football games and tailgate etc. Now we are looking towards the next phase of our lives when we retire around 2010 (I will probably still coach part time). I will be surprised if we are not Grandparents by then but we shall see. In the meantime, we have both are homes paid for now (we also have a small home on Cape Cod that we currently rent year round), and are saving for retirement as we begin our mad dash towards that goal of financial security.

I must add that Ann Marie has put up with and continues to put up with a lot from me as she continues to try and be the voice of sanity for a family of 3 'boys'. All my friends tell me that "I am winning", since I have more toys (motorcycle, boat etc). She loves the boat but hates the bike. Anyway are lives and our health have been pretty good. I still workout 5 or 6 days a week but am still and weaker, slower, and fatter than 40 years ago-go figure.

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Karen Buffum (Clarkson)
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After graduating from WJ, I attended Florida Presbyterian College in St.

Petersburg, where I met my husband, Joe. After graduation we joined the Peace Corps and taught English for 2 years on a small island on an atoll in the Marshall Islands, where we got mail only every 6 weeks, give or take 2 or 4. We lived in a little shack on the beach and became part of the community, which we enjoyed immensely. It changed our lives.  

In 1972 we traveled across Asia to Beirut where my Dad was the U.S.

ambassador. Joe taught at the American Community School and I taught

at a Lebanese school and we traveled around the Middle East when school

was out. One summer we sailed along the Turkish Coast and Cyprus in a

motorsailer we purchased with 2 other couples, We spent 6 weeks repairing the boat and 5 weeks cruising. After a couple of years we moved to the Olympic Peninsula  in Washington, where we built a  home, planted an orchard and garden,ran  a sawmill, and sold real estate for 11 years.

We moved to Hawaii in 1987 with our young son and daughter and started

all over building our own home and planting fruit trees and a garden. I continue to  sell real estate, which gets me out to see many different places on the island. We don't get island fever as Hawaii Island feels more like a small continent than an island. It has an

incredible diversity of scenery, climate zones, topography, and vegetation.          

Though our son and daughter left the island after graduation from high school they do like to come visit. We're here to stay.

 
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Wendy Burns (Homer)
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 I live in Bethlehem Pennsylvania with my husband Gary and dog Pepper. We have three children and one grandchild.   And I am expecting to attend the WJ 50th reunion May 14, 2016. It will be just Wendy, though. 
Douglas Burroughs
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Mike Burrows
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My career was actually shaped by my WJ years. Exposure to printing in Coach Miller’s Print Shop led to a lifelong career. With printing related degrees from Rochester Institute of Technology and Temple I had the opportunity to enjoy a rewarding career in this industry with assignments in the East and the Midwest. In the late 80’s I started my own company. Burrows Consulting, now 22 years old, helps other firms offer publishing services in the government market.
 
While in Rochester I met and married my wonderful wife, Michele. In our 44 years together we (OK mostly Michele) raised two delightful daughters. Older daughter, Tricia, is a prosecutor in a nearby county, and mother of our first two grandchildren. Katherine, our younger daughter, is director of a childcare center and an urban pioneer enjoying the renaissance in Silver Spring.
 
Michele “retired” from MCPS last year after a 44 year teaching career. She now uses her teaching talents educating students who are home or hospital bound. Her success with these youngsters now has her teaching more hours than before retiring from the classroom. Lest she have any down time she also teaches water aerobics.
 
We have lived in Silver Spring since retuning from the Midwest in 1988. We enjoy our daughters and our grandchildren, seeing them frequently.
 

 
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Sally Burtner (Schofield)
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Retired from Georgetown University Kennedy Institute of Ethics Married 3 2016-06-27 19:01:20
Some of you may remember that my Air Force Dad had orders to move two weeks before Christmas in 1965...and two weeks later there we were - in Tokyo! It was a very difficult adjustment for me at the time but a great experience since our parents traveled with my younger brother and me as much as they could to see and appreciate the culture. I am officially graduated from both WJ and Yamato Dependents School that was in Tachikawa, about 20 miles from Tokyo.

I started college at Western College for Women in Oxford, OH, now part of Miami University then transferred to Boston University for Jr and Sr years. I studied studio, fine arts and art history. I met my husband, Russ, through my college roommate (who also transferred with me to Boston) and we've been sharing all of lifes ups and downs ever since. Russ and I were married in 1970.

My first job was as one of three Graphic Artists for The Air Line Pilots Assn in Washington, DC, where we produced their monthly magazine and all graphic needs (and where I was reunited with Mike Burroughs, a printers rep who handed the ALPA magazine!); seven years later, I started my own company, Tandem Graphics, when our daughter Maggie was born. Russ was in banking but also an artist so the business helped promote his work, as well as, allow me to work at home. We added Andy and Lizzy within five years so it was an incredibly busy, but wonderful time.

I went back to full time work at Georgetown University's Printing and Graphics Dept, then became an Administrative Assistant in the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at GU. It was a handful of Philosophy Professors whose particular area of interest was biomedical ethics. The first Members Day event was a discussion involving four or five of the professors who clearly disagreed on some points but were so respectful of the other's arguments and positions, that I remarked on it to Russ that evening. I have never heard such civil, well-argued disagreement and I long to hear it in today's troubled world. We had researchers come from around the world to use the Bioethics Library and who would stop at my desk to remark on the rarity of encountering such respect amoung colleagues, students and visitors. It was truly the highlight of my working experience and I wish more young people could be exposed to how it can work.

2014 was a Big Year, first full year of retirement from Georgetown University, son Andy and his wife Caroline had Floyd Duncan in January; daughter Maggie and husband Mike had Lilah Margaret, joining Little Rusty (named after my husband Russ), Katie and Jake.

July 2015  daugher Lizzy married married fellow GU alum Doug on Bainbridge Island near their new Seattle home. Another wedding in September took place in Buffalo for our nephew Jon, who served with honor in Afghanistan. He married a hometown sweetheart, Shawn.

May 2016 brought Lizzy and Doug's beautiful baby Zoe! We were able to visit for several weeks and look forward to having all three kids, families and friends here at Thanksgiving!

We have all experienced so much with our own health and caring for family members and friends that, as one of the "Seekers" trying to reconnect with classmates for this reunion, I found it so heartening to talk to so many who had such good memories of our WJ days. I heard many say they were so happy they did come! I reunited with Karen Malamphy Carter and Marlena Campagna Keenan, my first friends when I moved here in the middle of 7th grade when we attended North Bethesda Jr High. We're looking forward to getting together again over the summer and beyond!


 
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Laura Busch
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