Soon after HS
|Was living in
Stoney Creek in 10/2000, but moved back to Dallas, Texas where his
X-wife lives so he can be closer to his daughter. According to
Classmates.com, Bob has now moved to...
picture taken Christmas 1999
||Bob has a
daughter named Holly Ann (born in 1993), who, to paraphrase Bob: "She's
really amazing. I don't know how it happened, but she even says things
like 'Thank You' and 'Please' and stuff like that that I never
say!" Although Bob is divorced he has custody of Holly (who by the
way is one of the cutest little girls youíre ever going to meet. At
the 10-year reunion, Bob had her along. I should also add that Bob
seems like a great Dad!)
|Bob was in
Manufacturing Specialist for Texas Instruments in Dallas, Texas.
According to Bob around 1995, "Öin laymanís terms this means I make
computer chips. I work in a clean room in photolithography, which is
putting the patterns of the electrical components on silicone waffers.
Sound impressive?" (Bob says that if your computer crashes you can
blame it on him Ė itís probably a chip that he made that failed.)
According to Karel (Frymoyer) Guinther, Bob
was living in Arkansas as of 2004, and was working in a kitchen as a
Woody, Marta Weitz,
Bob Painter & Beth Rosser
Woody, Marta Weitz,
& Bob Painter
Class of 1986
(Copied directly from the Senior Yearbook):
|The Stones ... Robert Plant ... Rush
... Yes ... The Firm ... U2 ... Lynchburg, TN ... Whippits-n-Freezer
stops ... street hockey tourney ... "on the beam" ... Wildwood
-- Rev. Scott ... Greenbug, Lipps ... "Say Butch" ... Goory
S*** ... "In loving memory of John, BONZO Bonham" ... Gigging
with Woody ... the rock ... the steps.
|According to Bob's
(former) Web Page:
|Bob has pretty much been a nomad most
of his adult life due to the fact that he spent 5 years in the Marine
Corps and Navy and his ex-wife spent 5 years in the Navy. He has lived
in Oklahoma, Nashville, Orlando, Rhode Island, Virginia Beach and, most
recently, Maine prior to moving to Dallas.
He goes on to say, "If youíve never been to Maine I highly
recommend it. Maine is one of the last truly unspoiled areas of the US
and the people there are about the friendliest I have ever met. The only
drawback is unless youíre a fisherman or a lumberjack there isnít
much work. If you can handle the cold weather, mountains of snow and the
Moose that eat your flowers it is truly the place to raise a
"Besides the fact that my daughter is my whole life, I am still
pretty much the same person I was in high school, except a little more
responsible. I still am an avid reader and am a Hockey fanatic. I play
Ice Hockey and Roller Hockey when Iím not working or picking up after
|Chris Mal Notes:
|Bob is really the reason that you are
reading this. If it wasn't for Bob, I probably would've stayed in St.
Catherine's and eventually gone to Central where I would've learned a
lot about how to rebel against authority and little about anything else.
You see, Bob used to live right down the street from me on 23rd street
in Mt. Penn. When we were in 3rd and 4th grade, we used to hike up in
the mountain and collect caterpillars. I don't remember why, but we
called them "Sparkies." We'd put them in one of those metal
lunch boxes that one of us had and we'd take them home with us - the
lunch box was then referred to as the "Spark Box." We'd bring
them home and put them in an old aquarium that Bob had sitting in his
back yard. ...But I digress - Bob would tell me stories about how there
were no evil nuns at Stoney Creek, and about this cool teacher named Mr.
Leinbach who had a Train Club. I asked my parents if I could switch
schools and the rest is history.
In that picture above with Marta and Woody, it looks like Bob has a
Sparkie on his upper lip
Check out the picture of Bob from 6th grade!
Bob was voted "Friendliest" in the Class of '86.
Bob was previously living in Maine, but moved to Texas for better job
opportunities. In an email Bob sent me he describes Maine as "truely
God's country Ö (if you can handle the winters). Almost zero
crimes, and everybody has a laid-back (read lazy) attitude. Texas is
just too flat and brown for me. I MISS THE GREEN TREES AND MOUNTAINS!!!!
Dallas is OK, though, way hot."
As of 9/99, Bob planned on buying a house out in the country about an
hour from Dallas.
Bob signed my 11th grade yearbook with the Yes 90125 symbol
next to his name.
I always knew him as "Bob" but apparently since we graduated,
he has been going as "Rob Painter" instead of "Bob
Number of caterpillers
(a.k.a. "Sparkies") that
Bob and I took home from Neversink Mountain: