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Phil MaherClass sponsor Phil Maher

I would like to thank the Union Star Class of 1961 for helping a rookie teacher get through his first year and putting up with all the mistakes that are made by a beginning teacher. I know I must have made a few mistakes because I was in Ceglenski's office more than any of you. The Class of '61 will always have a special place in my heart and memory.

After leaving Union Star I spent three years at St. Pius X High School in Kansas City. In 1964 I applied and was accepted in the Department of Defense Overseas Schools. My first assignment was at Yokato Air Base, Japan, just outside Tokyo. It was a good assignment, as the Olympics were being held in Tokyo that year, and I was able to attend a good number of events. I received a transfer to Augsburg, Germany, in 1966. In 1969 I returned to the States, moving to Ft. Morgan, Colorado. While at Ft. Morgan I received my master's in guidance and counseling after which I made my final move to Littleton, Colorado, retiring as a school counselor at Littleton High School in 1995. During my career in education I served in various positions and won a couple of honors for coaching and teaching.

While in Germany I met my wife, Carlene Yowell of San Luis Obispo, California. We have two children, Joanna, an executive with the US Meat Export Federation, and Christopher, plant operator/chemist for the Breckenridge Sanitation District, when he is not presenting a seminar at a conference.

We enjoy traveling and have pulled a fifth wheel trailer around the United States and a good part of Canada. We travel extensively to see parts of the world we didn't see while living overseas.


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