7, 8: CLASSMATES ON THIS PAGE ARE: Romy Biancardi and Judy Boyko
7. BIANCARDI, Romy
Now living with his wife, Gloria, in Carrollton, Texas
1961 As "Sakini" (with Mary Lou Breighthaut as "Lotus Blossum") in our Senior Play
Mid 1960's -- as a Dental X-ray tech and Hygienist in the military, stationed in Texas
Left photo: In the 1970's -- in a backstage photo with Ken Barry and his fiance' during a performance of "Promises, Promises".
................................and, in photo at right: in mid 1980's - as the "leading man" on the local Dallas/FtWorth theater scene.
Left photo: in mid 1990s - as the mature executive, looking at an opportunity to start his own business.....
........................................ and, in photo on right: in mid 2000's - with his wife, Gloria, celebrating a New Year's Eve
" Following graduation from MPHS, I passed on my acceptance to the University of Alabama and instead, entered the freshman class at Fairleigh Dickinson College in Teaneck, NJ. During my first semester there, I was recruited by Tarkio College, a small, liberal arts school in northwestern Missouri. I attended there through my sophomore year, then decided to follow a childhood calling by entering the seminary to study for the priesthood. A year at Holy Apostle’s in CT and almost a year at Mt. St. Paul in WI brought me to the realization that the priesthood was not for me.
Within a few months of returning home, I decided to join the Air Force. Following training in TX and AL, I was assigned to a base in Ft. Worth, TX as a medic. I was there three years, during which time I got married and continued my education at Texas Christian University. In 1968, I got my orders and was reassigned for one year to a jungle clinic in Thailand. I returned home in ’69, re-entered TCU and completed my education for a BA in Marketing Communications in 1971.
I worked for two years as a writer/producer at Glenn Advertising in Ft. Worth, then as Promotions Manager at the local NBC affiliate. In 1975, I became Marketing Manager for the City Transit Service in Ft. Worth. That was followed by five years in the ad agency business as an Account Executive. When The Flintkote Company moved to Dallas from NJ, they recruited me to become their Advertising Manager for Distribution where I remained until 1982. That year, I joined McKone & Co., a Dallas marketing communications agency, and served in various sales/management positions for 14 years.
In 1996, I started a small production company (Stargate Events) and continued with that until my wife and I decided in 1999 to move from TX to FL to be close to my aging parents. While in FL, I worked for a couple of years as Account Supervisor at an agency that handled promotions for General Motors. I moved from there to a position as writer/editor with a publishing company in Clearwater. By 2006, both my parents had passed away and we decided to return to TX to be closer to my wife’s family in Arkansas.
For the first five years back in TX, I worked as Sales and Account Manager for companies in the Audio/Visual and Event Management business. I now am VP/Client Services Director for a Marketing Communications agency in Arlington, TX.
Through the years, my professional associations have included: Board Member of the Advertising Club of Fort Worth; First VP, Dallas Ad League; Board Member, Cystic Fibrosis Assn.; Board Member, local chapter, American Heart Assn.; Board Member, Town Hall Theatre, Ft. Worth.
I have continued my love for performing with more than 75 plays and musicals to my credit since our senior class play. During a 10-year period (mid-80s to mid-90s) I wrote, produced and stared in a one-man show that I staged in every U.S. state (including Alaska and Hawaii) and every Canadian province.
After 25 years of marriage, my first wife passed away. We were never blessed with children, so when I re-married, my wonderful wife, Gloria, presented me with a ready-made family. I have two great sons—Randy and Jeff; two great daughters-in-law—Leslie and Linda Kay; four exceptional grand-children—Morgan, Jonathan, Sera and Blake, and a whirlwind of a great grandson—Gavin. My life is good! "
Regarding "FACEBOOK" : Any classmate who wants to "friend" me on FACEBOOK should search for "Ron Biancardi", and I will add you to my "Friends" list. Then we can stay in touch, and you will see any and all of my Show Performance photos (and also family photos).
8. BOYKO, Judy
Judy (Boyko) Imperial and husband, Louis, live on Poet's Way in Mahwah, NJ
Left photo: With son, Timothy, in 1969 ............................ Right Photo: in 1975
1998 -- celebrating a rosy occasion with hubby Louis
In 2006 --
June 2014 -- Lou and Judy