Peter Sadow

Profile Updated: October 12, 2022
Class Year: 1958
Residing In: Oakley, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: Lisa Gu
Occupation: Retired Mechanical Engineer, Retired living in Oakley CA
Children: Phil Sadow, born 1968; Jeff Sadow, born 1971, both living in Oakley
Alice Gao, born 1997, daughter More…of Lisa Gu, living in Oakley. Alice returned from Cedar Rapids and has a good job at Amazon as a computer engineer, now mostly working from home.

Wow! Its been a long while, with almost no contacts with anyone of my high school in the last 40 years.
I went to MIT after graduating, but flunked out. I then went to Ohio State University where I graduated in 1965 with a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering. I married in 1967 and divorced in 2005. I moved to the San Francisco Bay area in 2007, near my son Phil.

Work and places I've lived:
58-60, MIT, Boston
61-65 Ohio State, Columbus Ohio
65-70 Ford Motor Co. Detroit
70-78 Black & Decker Mfg. Baltimore Md
78-81 E-Z Go, Golf Cars, Augusta Ga
82-85 Eagle Vehicles (electric indust.) Dallas Tx
85-89 Military vehicles (contractors) Detroit
89-05 Southwest Mobile Syst. (military veh.) St. Louis
Proj Engr Mgr transporter for Army main battle tank and 60k loader for Air Force
05-07 Retired, Louisville Ky, divorced
07-present, still retired San Francisco Bay area. Both sons live here. Married a wonderful woman from China who is working as a home health RN.
We visited Egypt and Turkey in March 2021. We plan an Australia/New Zealand cruise early 2023.

School Story:

Played soccer with Mr. Horace Harvey as coach. Went on a bike trip with Mr. Flowers and other students. We ended up at the Loire Valley chateau of Mr. Harvey's wife's family.
Us juniors planned a wonderful prom for the seniors. We had it on a Bateau Mouche cruising the Seine.
Got to visit Europe in the summer of 2014. We camped for two months all over. The old school is still there looking much like it did when we graduated. It is the American School. Petit Beauregard is still there and is a gated community now.

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Oct 09, 2023 at 4:33 AM
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Jun 13, 2023 at 11:34 AM

Happy Birthday Marge. At our ages, birthdays are things we try to forget, but yet are much appreciated milestones.

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Jan 05, 2023 at 11:23 AM

Happy birthday! I hope you are enjoying retirement as much as I am. There seem to be fewer and fewer of us around. I am still in touch with Bob Mouk, from our class, but that is about it.

Peter Sadow has left an In Memory comment for Nicholas J. Wiltamuth.
Jan 03, 2023 at 7:40 PM

A gentleman named Richard Cox emailed me a couple of weeks ago looking for anyone who knew him as they were good friends in the '70s.  Here is what he wrote:

For years I have been looking for a Nicholas Wiltamuth who was a friend of mine in Munich, Ger., in the 1960's and early 1970's without any luck.  I came across the "In Memory" in the Paris American High School site yesterday and your note from May 2015 and was sad to think 'my' friend had died.  Nick never talked about his high school years but his father was in the military and served in Europe so I thought he might have attended the American High School in Paris.


When I left Munich in early 1972, he was working as the layasan for US films at the Bavarian Film Studios.  (Two of the films he worked on were "Willy Wanka and the Chocolate Factory'', and "Cabaret.")  Nick and I took classes together at the U of Maryland on McGraw Kaserne in Munich at night and traveled together often.  He was a fantastic navigator and had remarkable eyesight with the ability to read signs at a great distance (I thought he must be part Peregrine.)


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I really enjoyed all of the comments on the various senior proms. I thought I would start a new topic. The senior trip for the class of '58 was to England. I believe other classes had the same journey. Our parents took us to a bus station in Paris where we board a French chartered bus to a small airport in Beauvais. I think it had been a French air force base in past years. There we boarded a couple of DC3's (C-47) and flew low and slow over France, crossing the channel and the famous white cliffs. It became obvious that the pilot was preparing to land, but I couldn't see a runway. There wasn't one. We landed on grass and took a bus to London. Besides the sights in London, we attended a performance at the Shakespeare theater in Stratford on Avon and had lunch at an old inn. Three of the four of us at the table were negatively comparing the food in England and the US to French cuisine when suddenly the fourth member said "Do you realize that you are criticizing the plain and simple fare that made our country great?" The three of us could not stop laughing. Before the trip, everyone was lamenting that Miss Summers was going to be one of our chaperones. She turned out pretty cool. She stayed in the lobby bar of the old Imperial Hotel and, as I remember, did about three neat whiskies (Scotch) to one small bottle of Schweps. It was a great trip. The airfare was only $20 per person round trip.

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Happy Birthday Marge. Not many of us left. My best.

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Have not seen any posts from my classmates, 1958. I lived in P. B. for the 3.5 years. I am in toch with Bob Mouk, 58 who live is Columbus OH. Does anyone else remember the "secret" tunnel that ran from the woods under the autoroute. I used to ride a 1928 motorcycle in those woods. I visited the area with my second family in 2914. The gates to PB were closed, so we could not go in. On that trip, we spent 2 months in Europe. We leased a Renault Clio sw and camped most places in Europe, except Paris where we used AirBnb. I hated to have to leave that car. We drove over 6000 miles and got 58 mpg average (diesel). Camping in Europe is wonderful. We really can't afford the hotels.

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Jan 05, 2022 at 12:14 PM

Happy Birthday! Always great to find people I know still around.

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Jan 30, 2018 at 12:33 PM

Of course I knew Larry.  He was a good guy.  It is so sad to learn that so many of our classmates have passed.  I hope that many of us who remain will take the opportunity to reunite in Portland this Fall.  I know I will.

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Lisa, Alice and me at Alice's hs graduation.
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My sons Phil and Jeff in Puerto Vallarta Mx, Christmas 2011
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With my new family, Lisa and Alice at Bryce Canyon Utah 2011