Alan Garr

Profile Updated: June 27, 2016
Residing In San Diego, CA USA
Spouse/Partner Kathy Kaplan (Pittsburgh)
Occupation Co-Owner and Founder, Absolute Aviation Services, Now Retired
Children/grandchildren Sarah born 1976
Military Service U.S. Coast Guard  
Yes! Attending Reunion
Are you planning to attend the reunion?


What have you been up to since you graduated?

Received my B.S.E.E. from Valparaiso Tech. and Cuyahoga Community College. I was drafted by the army (#19 Lottery) so I immediately enlisted in the Coast Guard instead. The Coast Guard worked well for me. I spent 4 years teaching electronics on Governors Island, N.Y.

After the USCG I went to Miami and started working for Radio Shack, then Xerox, and AĆ©rospatiale. Next, I opened my Aviation Repair Station in Spokane WA. 7 years later sold the Repair Station and Retired to San Diego. Life in a paragraph.

What are your memories of high school (i.e. secret crush, embarrassing moment, funniest thing you did in high school, favorite high school hang out, favorite teachers)?

My fondest memory was sitting on Alan Miller's front lawn with Jimmy Rosenberg. Jeff Mart and Dave Yotive (deceased). We would just shoot the breeze (talk about girls) on summer nights.

What did you do right after high school?

Went to college, Valparaiso Technical Institute and Tri C.

What did you want to do or think you were going to do when you finished high school?

I knew what I wanted. I loved electronics and Mr. Kelly was the best teacher. We found a good Tech School and Lowell Katz (class of '66) and I started together.

How old do you feel? Any gray hair yet?

Any gray hair? All GREY and proud of it.

What would we be surprised to know about you?

I have ADD, ADHD and a learning disability. Found out when I was 46. It's a wonder I graduated from Heights.

Request up to 2 songs you would like to hear at the reunion

Kathy's Klown
You've lost that loving feeling.

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Jan 14, 2019 at 10:16 PM

Happy Birthday Bruce. Were we in scouts together?

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Sam Happy Birthday.
I too went into electronics after High School. Lowell Katz and I went to Valparaiso Technical Institute. After graduating I went into the Coast Guard.
Were you in scouting with me?

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You are missed.

Al Garr