61, 62. The CLASSMATES ON THIS PAGE ARE IDENTICAL TWINS --- Daniel Kay and David Kay
61. KAY, Daniel
Dan and his wife, Kathy, are now living on Lawton Drive in Simsbury, CT (near Hartford)
1965 graduation photo from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY) with degree in Metallurgical Engineering
1967 -- Dan (far right) getting his pilot's license in Muscle Shoals Aviation, Alabama, while working at his first career engineering job at Reynold's Aluminum.
1968 -- Dan and Kathy's wedding day in Connecticut ......... only 48 yrs ago !! Photo taken at the reception at "The Inn in Old Saybrook".
1979 (Fall) -- Dan finishing the New York City Marathon (26.3 mi) -- a LONG way to run !
1983 -- Dan welcomes his newly-adopted 1-yr-old Korean daughter (Rebecca) to his home in Rochester, Michigan. She arrived 2 days before Thanksgiving.
LEFT photo -- Dan (on the right) with twin brother, Dave (on left), just before our 60th-birthday skydive near Lincoln, Nebraska;
RIGHT photo -- Dan at 10,000 feet jumping out of a perfectly good airplane..........
2006 Dan (on left) with younger brother Warren (center) and twin brother Dave (on right) at Dave & Sharon's cottage in New Hampshire, just before Dave & Sharon's wedding ceremony
2006 -- At the Chihuly Glass Art exhibit in Brooklyn Botanical Gardens,
with my son Justin, daughter Rebecca, and my wife Kathy
2008 -- Dan at the Rose Island lighthouse in Newport Harbor, RI, where he and Kathy stayed on their 40th wedding anniversary weekend.
2008 -- Dan and Kathy in Scottsdale, AZ, enjoying a Segway tour of the area
2008 -- This is a REAL, un-retouched photo (NOT faked), taken by twin-brother, Dave, on the shoreline of Lake Winnipesaukie in New Hampshire. This butterfly just decided that it wanted to land on something white -- and chose my head. Dave caught the image on camera, and 5 seconds later the butterfly decided to move on. Wow.
2008 -- Dan's personal Website image, for his Brazing Consultant business.
Dan operates his own metallurgical brazing consulting practice, based in Connecticut (since 1996). He has been involved full-time in the metallurgical brazing industry for 45+ yrs, and has taught brazing seminars around the world throughout that entire time period.
He received his Bachelor of Metallurgical Engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1966, and worked for Reynolds Aluminum Company in Alabama for several years. He then moved to Michigan, and received his MBA from Michigan State University in 1982. Still very active with this consulting practice, he hopes to be able to continue it for many years to come.
He and his wife, Kathy, have two children: the oldest is son Justin (now living near Hollywood, CA); their adopted daughter, Rebecca, is married and now living in Boston.
62. KAY, David
Now retired and living with his eHarmony wife, Sharon, in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
1965 College graduation photo at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
1972 In our home in Ames, Iowa, with Judy, and our first daughter, Carrie Sue. At this time I was finishing up my Ph.D. Dissertation in Immunology at Iowa State University.
1975 As Assistant Director of a Cancer Research Lab at the MD Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute, Houston, Texas. Did "post-doctoral" training there from 1972 to 1975.
1977 -- In Bethesda, Maryland, reading a "pop-out" book to my girls
1985 From a family photo taken while in Omaha -- beard is gone !
1998 With my youngest daughter, Emily, at wedding reception for our oldest daughter (Carrie Sue) in back yard of our home in Omaha, NE
2003 With my twin brother, Dan (at right), just before our 60th-birthday skydive near Lincoln, Nebraska. LOVED IT !!!!
2004 Visiting with my daughter, Emily, in San Diego, CA
2006 Celebrating being "JUST MARRIED!", with my eHarmony sweetheart, Sharon, at her lakeside cabin in Meredith, New Hampshire. My younger brother, Warren, performed the ceremony, with 14 guests present, with twin brother, Dan, being "best man".
2007 At an outdoor Mexican bar, with my daughter Carrie Sue, as we were moving her into her new Oregon apartment in Beaverton.
2008 At twin brother Dan's home in CT; beard has come back (temporarily)
2009 At a Bed & Breakfast with Sharon near Laguna Beach, CA, on our way up North to a Wine-Country vacation. (We also spent a couple of days with Warren Farrell and Liz Dowling just north of San Francisco).
2009 With my grandson Julian in Aliso Viejo, CA (daughter Emily is his mommy)
2011 April -- Enjoying refreshments (Pina Colada, Chardonnay) with Sharon at Robert's Grove in Placencia, Belize
Christmas, 2011, in Stroudsburg, PA
2012 Feb -- Dave with daughter Emily, and grandson Julian, near Laguna Beach, California
Feb 2012 --- Dave and Sharon enjoying a moment in the sun near Laguna Beach, California
November 2015 -- Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the first time we met on a "blind date" at the Sycamore Grille Restaurant in Delaware Water Gap, PA. Same table, same thrill.
December 2015, celebrating together at Christmas:
After graduating MPHS, my twin brother, Dan, and I both attended college at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, just across the Hudson River from Albany.
In 1966, with a Bachelor's Degree in Biophysics in hand, I begin graduate research studies in Microbiology at Iowa State University (ISU) in Ames.
While participating in the campus Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, I met Judy, and 18 months later (1968) we were married. In 1969, I earned a Master's Degree in Microbiology, and then began a Ph.D. program within the College of Veterinary Medicine. My first daughter was born in 1971, a year before I graduated Iowa State with my Ph.D. in Immunobiology. We then moved down to Texas so I could start post-doctoral research in Cancer Immunology at the M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute (part of the University of Texas system). My second daughter, Emily, was born in Houston in 1975, shortly before we all moved to Bethesda, Maryland, where I had been appointed as Visiting Research Scientist in Immunology at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), doing cancer research while living only 10 miles from our nation's capital in Washington DC. What fun it was being in the D.C. area during the nation's many Bicentennial celebrations.
In 1978 we moved yet again, this time to my first academic appointment as Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, VA. Taught medical students part-time while doing medical research "full time". Bicycled five miles up and down hills to work and back -- great exercise! A couple of centuries earlier, Charlottesville had been home to Thomas Jefferson --- so, touring Monticello (Jefferson's home) was always high on any visitor's "to-do" list.
Since my wife had been born and raised in Iowa (and since her parents were still there), we decided in late 1982 to move back to the Midwest, setting up our new home in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1983. I joined the Medical Research Staff at the University of Nebraska Medical Center where I remained on Faculty until 1996, at which time I joined the Research Staff of a small but growing biotech company (BioNebraska, Inc) which was developing an exciting new treatment for Type-II diabetes. The research labs were in Lincoln, NE, exactly 60 miles (door-to-door) from my home in Omaha. Unfortunately, in early 2002 the company lost a patent dispute and folded. This loss of career put yet another deep crack into my already fragile marriage. Sadly, my wife and I separated, and eventually divorced.
In mid-2003, I joined another small biotech company; "Eleos Inc" was developing a new gene-based "antisense" therapy for human leukemia. This required that I move from Omaha to the Poconos of Pennsylvania, to work in the Eleos' clinical trials office across the Delaware River in New Jersey. For two years, it was 18-hr days, 7-days a week, before I decided in mid 2005 that I could and should retire.
With encouragement from both of my daughters, I very-cautiously went onto the eHarmony computer-dating website in late 2005. One of the strangest, most-difficult things I've ever done -- and, also, one of the happiest -- because it was there that I "met" my wonderful Sharon. We began dating, discovered an amazing and absolutely incredible compatibility, and were married in mid-2006 on the screened-in porch of her lakeside cottage in Meredith, New Hampshire, during the height of a passing rain storm.........
Sharon and I celebrated our 10th Anniversary in 2016; retirement has been amazingly wonderful. We thank the Lord daily for our blessings.