Born in Marietta, Ohio, in 1928. Enlisted U.S. Navy in 1945, served in Korea. Retired in 1965 and relocated to Goodyear, Arizona. Worked for U.S. Post Office and joined the Goodyear Volunteer Fire Department. Named Arizona Volunteer Fireman of the Year in 1967. Later employed by Town of Goodyear as a police officer, Parks and Recreation Director, Building Inspector, and Fire Chief. Following retirement, continued community service in Goodyear running errands and making home and vehicle repairs for elderly and disabled. Served on City of Goodyear Planning and Zoning Board. Regular volunteer at Westside Food Bank. Recognized by Town of Goodyear with Mayor’s Community Service Award; and Veterans of Foreign Wars and Arizona Fire Prevention Association for public service and leadership. Active in Veterans of Foreign Wars and member of Korean War Veterans Assn.