Where Are They Now?
Do you ever wonder "whatever happened" to somebody you worked with at FHDA? Do you ever wonder if somebody might be wondering "whatever happened" to you?
FODARA members are invited to tell us where and when you worked at FHDA, what are your favorite memories, and where you live now and why. Send your responses to firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Sawka in the September 2021 edition of After-Words.
Robert Griffin and Chuck Doughtery in the May 2021 edition of After-Words.
Cheryl Hylton and Mike Brandy in the March 2021 edition of After-Words.
Brian Stanley in the January 2021 edition of After-Words.
Wayne Fogle in the November 2020 edition of After-Words.
Nancy Charnoski and Tom Roza in the May 2020 edition of After-Words.
Denny Berthiaume, Patrick Bresnan, Denos Marvin, Chuck Lindauer and Cindy Castillo in the March 2020 edition of After-Words.
Dave Obenour and Jim Linthicum in the May 2019 edition of After-Words.
Fred Sherman in the January 2019 edition of After-Words.
Dick Henning and Nancy Canter in the November 2018 edition of After-Words.
Lescher Dowling in the January 2018 edition of After-Words.
See the November 2017 After-Words for an update on JACK HASLING
See the September 2017 After-Words for an update on MARGARET JACKSON and CHUCK LINDAUER
See the May 2017 After-Words, pages 7-9, for an update on DENNY BERTHIAUME, WILLIE PRITCHARD/SANDI WATKINS and JAMES WILLIAMS.
See the March 2017 After-Words , pages 5 & 6, for an update on MARTHA KANTER and BERNADINE FONG.
Here are some responses from 2014:
HILDEGARD (Hilde) SIELER (De Anza Food Service and Bookstore, 1978 - 1988)
The "good old days" for me were as an accounting clerk in both Food Service and the Bookstore under Klaus Dehn, Frank Cawley and Deryl Jones. I am again living in Ferndale, WA (two hours north of Seattle), but still consider CA my real home. Who knows - I may be back any time!
MARTHA KANTER (De Anza President 1993-2003, FHDA Chancellor 2003-2009)
DON BARNETT (De Anza English 1968 - 1997)
Living in San Jose near grandchildren. My memories of the district are fond ones. It is the best and wisest choice I have made in my life to take the English teaching position at De Anza. I worked with excellent colleagues from both campuses. I enjoyed volunteering my time to many committees.
Since retirement I signed up with the Leukemia Society, trained and ran three marathons in on year. I also worked as a sub at Harker School and had several longer term assignments to teach Middle School students. It was fun working with exceedingly bright young people up until November 2007.
I also took a course, "Community Leadership San Jose" sponsored by the SJ Chamber of Commerce. I am just finishing my 6.5 years on the Board of City Lights Theater Company, serving as Secretary for the last four years. I also joined Unity Spiritual Center of SJ in 2009 and have served as President of the Board for the last two years.
Deanna and I average one foreign trip each year. Later this year we are going to Montreal/Quebec City and then six weeks later to London/SW Ireland.
I had Anterior Interbody Lumbar Fusion and a Quintuple Bypass Heart Surgery. I am recovering looking forward to driving my RED 2006 Mustang convertible and my RED 2002 T-bird.
PHIL STOKES (Foothill 1964-67, De Anza 1967-2000)
Living in Shingle Springs with my tiny but loud wife Sandy.
LINDA MANKIN (Foothill Fine Arts 1964-1994)
Linda is featured in the Los Altos Town Crier ‘s January 18, 2014 edition. She is 85 years old and assumed the leadership of the Moldaw Singers group just two years ago. The group comprises nearly 40 singers in their 80s and 90s who live at Moldaw Residences, a retirement community in Palo Alto where Linda resides. The Moldaw Singers are gearing up for their 2014 season, with Mankin planning to incorporate techniques she learned at a recent conference to help the senior singers produce more tone. Mankin said “I would encourage anyone who used to sing or play an instrument to never give it up. It could be one of the greatest pleasures of your life.”
RICHARD (DICK) GILBERG (De Anza 1968-1991 PT, 1991-2001 FT Computer Science)
Favorite memories are the people I worked with. We now live in Sun City Roseville in Roseville CA. It is a great retirement community with lots of activities including 27 holes of golf and we are near two of our kids.
LEO HOEFER (De Anza Physics)
Some of my favorite memories of De Anza involve the older persons who attended my classes on health and financial survival in retirement. Now at 86, I have outlived most of them. I am even surprised to hear of the demise of many of my younger physics students.
I live in the mild climate of Santa Rosa. I quit plane travel some years ago, and had to give up my interests in Brazil. We were Tahoe ski pros but age took care of that too.
I stay in contact with the many grandkids but really cannot remember the names and ages of the nine great grandkids. I depend on my spouse, Elly, to do most of it. We live in a big digital home, full of updated software and gadgets that challenge our senior memories. We still work at our old teaching interests of investment, real estate, and for Elly - costume design.
Our favorite visits are to our health pros at UCSF to whom we owe a great debt of gratitude for our excellent survival. We most appreciate our health benefits over the years.
JOANNE ARAKI (De Anza Nursing 1989 - 2005)
Live in Topaz Lake, Nevada since retiring. Loved the nurse pinning ceremony at the end of each year. Still working part time as a family nurse practitioner in rural northern Nevada. Providing free medical clinic once a month and doing medical mission work abroad for 2 weeks every year -- Mexico, Myanmar, and India. Love being a Tutu (grandmother) dancing the hula every week, church activities and enjoying life with my husband and family. Live in Hawaii for about 3 months a year. Life is good. Aloha!