Bill Stromberg

Profile Updated: January 2, 2011
Residing In: Los Angeles, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: none
Occupation: Engineer
Children: Zachary age 36
Yes! Attending Reunion
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I just found out I can't attend the reunion. So, here is some information about myself. After PHS I attended UC Davis and flamed out. Bill Laidley witnessed that. I then hung with a somewhat unsavory crowd (introduced by Keith Garrison, some of you might know). That experience propelled me back to school. I eventually graduated from UC Berkeley. I avoided the draft by working for the Navy at Pt. Mugu, CA where the military didn't like my beard and stopped getting me a deferment. I almost got drafted but turned 26 (the limit) just in time. I left to work for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena where for the most part I have been since. I did venture away twice, once to Alabama and South Dakota and another time to a contractor in Pasadena. I am still working at JPL building data centers and expect to die at my desk. That's because I wasted so much money on cars that I have a meager retirement. I was married for 28 years and subsequently had a girlfriend (who attended the last reunion) for 10 years and am now single. I will miss seeing you all. (Birthday is actually July 9, 1943)

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Sep 28, 2019 at 5:33 PM

When talking about my reuninions I would alway mention that the "organizer", Jim, had known me longer than anyone other than family.  That's because my mnother told me that she and Jim's mother use to walk the two of us in baby carrianges (remember those).  Jim was a great natural athelete.  He was our best hurdler (albeit with an "unusual" form).  He was also our best shot putter.  In other words he was fast and strong.  Unfortunately, he was selected to be my boxing partner.  I remember little of our bouts.

Jim was extremely creative.  At an unusualy young age, he created an antitheft system for the door to his basement.  He set up a bow and arrow shooting gallery in his garage.  It used real arrows and a large straw target.  When a shooter hit the bullseye someone standing behind a door would turn on the alarm.  Did anyone shoot at the door? .....

I would infrequently communicate with him and rarely see him, but he has always there. No more.

A very fond goodbye Jim.  My sincere condolences to Ann and his family.

Bill Stromberg 

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Jul 09, 2014 at 7:08 AM

Happy Birthday!!!
Hope your life is going well!! Did you ever find that "right woman"???
Was in our old neighborhood last month..my 50th nursing school reunion at Merritt University..fun to see my old house, etc. Had brunch with Kathy Davis and lunch with Ann Howell Marceau..my husband came as well and we ALL had such fun with memories!!
Much love to you. Hope you are healthy and strong.
Mary Jo/ Diddy

Jul 02, 2014 at 7:22 AM

Bill,

Happy Birthday! Enjoy the day!

Hope all is going well for you.

Stu

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