RENSSELAER CLASS OF 1952 WEB SITE

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    ROBERT (Bob) Halloran     PAGE

 

I just turned 80 on June 20, 2008, and am enjoying good health.  I get to play golf twice a week and keep busy around the house.

 

My wife of 50 years, Joan, and I have been very fortunate to have four children (three daughters and a son) and six grandchildren (four boys and two girls-ages 11 to 20).  All are living within 45 minutes so we get to see them frequently.  We’ve enjoyed watching them grow up and have attended many events to watch them perform.

 

After RPI I worked 34 years with Westinghouse Electric Company as a Sales Engineer in the Industrial Group.  My accounts included General Dynamics, Pfizer, Dow Chemical, Monsanto and Crane and Co.  I also covered engineering firms such as  Stone & Webster and Badger.  At age 58 I took an early retirement from Westinghouse

and worked four years for a friend in his electrical wholesale business.  I was also very involved in IEEE as a Section Chairman.

Through the years I have worked with many young people.  I was the head youth advisor and basketball coach at our church for 12 years.  I persuaded our town Parks Department to build a new outdoor basketball court based on my guarantee that we would have a summer program which I ran for seven years.  At the age of 44, while involved in the summer league, I became a basketball referee until age 71.  I did high school boys’ and girls’ games plus seven years of women’s college games.

 

I have helped run numerous golf outings to benefit local organizations including our library, police DARE programs and the Community Club.

 

For my local contributions I have received a number or awards from Westinghouse, our local Catholic Bishop, town Police and Parks Department plus a citation from the Massachusetts House of Representatives.