I began my working career when I was 12 or 13. I would get up around 5:00AM and work as a milk delivery person for a guy by the name of Jim Davis. I worked for him while I lived in Michigan.I went
to school in the afternoon so it worked well.
In 1959 I went to work for Acme Electric Co. It was in Allegany and they made battery chargers. I worked various jobs including, papercutter operator, feeder and then shipping and receiving.
In 1961 I went to work for Frank Resch. He was the distributor for Genesee and Miller beer. I was in sales and also a delivery driver.
In 1964 I went to work for Firch Baking Co. in Jamestown, NY. I would stay at the YMCA and drive home on Fridays after work. Finally, after about 6 months they had an opening in Olean
so I could be home with my wife and daughters.
In 1968 I went to work for Bob Ganoung of Olean Limousine Service. I loved the job, but was gone from home a great amount of time. I would average well over a hundred thousand miles every year
In 1975 I went to work at Dresser Industries in Olean. I worked in the blueprint department and hated it.
In 1977 I decided it was time to head west. My oldest daughter Cindy, then 16, a buddy, Dave Fish and I piled into my 1969 Dodge van with our 19 foot travel-trailer hooked on the back and drove to El Paso, Tx. After a trip back to Olean, Dave and I went back to El Paso. Dave went to work driving for Azar Nut Company. I got on at Roadway as a casual dock hand, loading and unloading trailers. Dave and I went and rented houses for our familys to come out. They all flew into El Paso about a week before Thanksgiving 1977.
I next went to work driving for Blaze Signs out of Medford, Oregon. The company built Sambo's Restruant Signs. I would deliver them all across the country.
I then went to work for Graybar Electric Company in 1982. I was first a truck driver there. Then they made me the receiving clerk. Then I was supervisor at the Mesa, Az. store. I retired from there in 2002.
Attended PS# 1, Olean, NY.- Allegany Central in Allegany, NY.- Lincoln Jr. High in Warren, Michigan. I received my GED from the University OF State Of NY, Buffalo, NY in 1963. I attended Bryant and Stratton Business Inst. in Olean,NY in 1972,(Purchasing Mg't) Attended B.O.C.E.S. in Olean in 1975, ( Heavy Equipment Operating) Attended Chandler-Gilbert Comm. Col. in 1986, (General Business Course)
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