William Kirsch
Roslyn High School - Class of 1957
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"Good humor makes all things possible ." (Riley)

Bill  .  .  .  easy to get along with  .  .  .  Pat, Pat, Pat  .  .  .  crazy little Nashes
.  .  .  oh, that hi-fi  .  .  .  when he hears dance music!

  Bill is currently living in Merritt, North Carolina
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RHS Class Couple - 50 yrs later and just as happy. (See Pat's page for more)  Click on photo to enlarge
As it said in the year book “Pat, Pat, Pat..”  Well that’s the way it still is.  Pat and I married in ’59 and now we are on 47 years and going strong.
      Our life has been full.  My son is in Raleigh, NC with 2 grandkids and my daughter is in Greenville, NC with 2 grandsons.  Keeps us on the road going between the houses.
      We retired on Jan 1st, 1998 to our home on the water near Oriental, NC.   I had worked with GE in Manhattan my whole career except for two years in the Army and an attempt at my own business for a year.  At first I was a project engineer on overseas systems such as steel mills and wire mills but around 1969 I got into automation and changed career paths into Systems Design.  Being the Export Information Systems Mgr was a good part of my life at GE.

      Outside of work and raising kids, we got much of our pleasure in boating.  In 1984 we bought our first sailboat, a 30 ft Tartan.  Besides local racing, I competed in the Around LI Regatta about 6 times.  In 1993 a friend and I co-captained his 39 ft Pearson in the Marion, Mass to Bermuda race.  Pat sailed back with us.  I got my 36 ft Sabre that same year and have done several Manhasset Bay Regattas.   After that we did the Annapolis - Newport race in my boat before relocating to NC.
       In 1991 we sailed to the Bahamas.  That trip took almost 3 months after which Pat said that she had enough of sailing.  Sold her (the boat, not Pat) 3 years ago and now get my kicks racing a small one-design boat.

September 2006