Richard Gamble

Profile Updated: August 14, 2009
Richard Gamble
Residing In: Grand Junction, CO USA
Occupation: free-lance financial writer
Children: Benjamin, b. 1968
Jennifer, b. 1970
Yes! Attending Reunion


School Story:

Just before the school year ended, probably in 1958, we had no exams one day, so Herb and I took off and spent a glorious day at Pymatuning. We came back high on sunshine, adolescence and the prospect of summer, stopped for gas and found that the town was abuzz over a murder/suicide. Judy Barber, who had graduated two or three years ahead of us, had been strangled with a vacuum cleaner cord by her lover, an older man who worked at the post office. He then killed himself, as it was reported. The world seemed not so sunny.


Four years at Westminster. Then 2 teaching at Sharon High School. Then four years at Pitt to get a MA and PhD in English. Then 6 years teaching at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Ia. Then a year in Chicago for a post-doc teaching followship at the Newberry Library. Then two years of parenting and part-time teaching in Latrobe, Pa., while wife had primary job as Squibb rep. Then to Atlanta for 20 years where I was editor of several financial trade journals. When I went to free-lance writing, moved to Grand Junction, Colo., where I write, ride my bike and do volunteer work for Hospice.

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Sep 23, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Misplaced your phone number before I had a chance to call back. Otherwise, dementia is minimal. Great to hear your voice. Hope the reunion was/will be great. If you get this, please send phone number repeatedly until I call you back.
Dick Gamble