After graduation from NDHS, I attended Valley Junior College and I also joined the Air National Guard. During the Berlin Crisis of 1960 they activated our unit into the regular Air Force and I spent a year stationed at Van Nuys Airport assigned to the crash crew and protecting the San Fernando Valley form the red menace. After I got out of the Air Force I continued my education and eventually received my BA form California State University at Nortridge. After Graduation from CSUN I began working for the State of California Employment Development Department. My duties with EDD included making determinations on the eligibility of applicants for unemployment insurance. Subsequent to my 5 year employment with EDD I began work for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. My assignments included wage and salary administration, Affirmative Action Task force, but most of my 25 year tenure was spent in labor relations. I liked the company and loved the work. Along the way I also worked for the Post Office and the City of Burbank. I have been retired for about a year and a half and live in Newport Beach California. Prior to living in Newport we lived in Laguna Beach for about 20 years.
In 1969 I married Barbara Dentino a professional singer and dancer. We have 5 children, Maria, Gina, Amanda, Nora and Anna. All five graduated from Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana. All are doing well. Two have advanced degrees, two have their BA's and the last one is about half way through College. Maria, Gina and Amanda are married and we have been blessed with three grandchildren and another is on the way. All the grandchildren are local and we are of course spoiling them in accordance with the code of the grandparents.
After our Mater Dei experience with our 5 daughters, I marvel at my parents ability to get their 7 boys through Notre Dame. One of my brothers (Joseph a 1972 NDHS grad) is a Monsignor with the Los Angeles Archdiosese and is pastor of Holy Trinity Parish in San Pedro. Joe will be celebrating our reunion mass.