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Ralph Gehlbach

The Class of 1960
Lincoln Community High School
Lincoln, Illinois

Address is 2512 Stone Mountain Drive, Denton, TX 76210, (940)898-0816.
Got family moved down middle of last month from NW Alabama. I started
new position with Poco Graphite, Decatur, TX, late December.

Brad, let me know where you are and what you are doing. I have
completely lost touch with the "Lincolnites" over the years. Good to
have one close.

And last night, when looking over the 1960 site (the letter forwarded
from previous address arrived yesterday), I was pleased to see Steve
Mallinson's e-mail address. I have thought about you so many times,
Steve, so here is my initial contact with you after soooooo many years.
When doing some detective work (but that should be Liz, huh?) I surmised
that you are now in Denver. The big disappointment is that I was there a
couple of months ago, visiting my daughter and s-i-l before their
relocation to the Louisville, KY area.

As for personal news, I started at Knox College, Galesburg, IL in
pre-engineering, then transferred to Univ of KY in Metallurgical
Engineering. Employment stints at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak
Ridge, TN (1966-1973); Great Lakes Research Corp (subsidiary of Great
Lakes Carbon Co) in Elizabethton, TN (1973-1986, 1991-1993); Raytheon
Corp, Missile Systems (1987-1991); Reynolds Metals, Corp R&D, Muscle
Shoals, AL (1993-2000) and now Poco Graphite, Decatur, TX. Most of my
experience has been in the field of carbon technology.

Regarding family, I have 3 children, Janet (& Dave Goodman), 9/25/70,
now near Louisville; Jeff, 3/12/77, in Atlanta with Concord
Communications, computer network health, optimization and management;
and Kim, 5/3/80, has been pre-engineering at Birmingham Southern
College, planning to transfer to UT-Arlington in joint
biology/biomedical engineering program this fall. And a dear wife,
Rosemary (Rosie), married 1974, Elizabethton, TN.

Need to locate the box containing yearbooks....

Looking forward to hearing from/about others.

Ralph