Richard Paul Penndorf

Class of 1961

I basically haven't been back to Hicksville since high school, although I did spend a few summers there while in college. I graduated from Union College in Schenectady , NY then went into the Air Force. I was stationed in Warner Robins , GA and then Hof Air Station, Germany (was West Germany at the time).

After my time in the service, I worked for General Electric (GE) in the Buffalo , NY area for a number of years. Subsequently, I was transferred to Oklahoma City , Oklahoma . Some years later I found myself in Reno , NV where I changed careers from sales to administrative assistant to a world champion and Olympic down hill skier. Talk about a job change!

Anyway, I am now retired and living in central Florida - one hour north of Orlando and just on the edge of horse country.

I have four children all of whom are doing well and five granddaughters, all of whom have me wrapped around their little fingers. My wife of 16 years has 3 sons; two are still living, and 2 grandchildren who are also wonderful. We enjoy traveling, visiting family and friends and playing cards with the neighbors.

My personal passion is photography - I currently have slightly over 34,000 pictures on my computer that were taken over an extended period of time. If you want a peek at some of my work. Visit my site

I am in the process of geotagging my pictures so you can see where they were taken. Geotagging is the process of adding geographical identification, metadata to various media such as photographs, video, websites. These data usually consist of latitude and longitude coordinates, though they can also include altitude, bearing, distance, accuracy data, and place names. It is commonly used for photographs, giving geotagged photographs. (Don't worry; I don't have too many photos on the site.

Since I have been away for 50 years, I have a big fear that I won't know anybody. Does anybody else have this worry? We are looking forward to the reunion and me showing my wife Long Island (she's an Oklahoma girl).