- 1941 Graduate of the Ontelaunee Vocational School where he served as Class President all four years and was the Commencement Speaker.
- McCann School of Business graduate with a degree in Accounting 1 & 2.
- Served in World War II and participated in the D-Day Invasion of Normandy. Also saw combat action in Italy, Northern France and Central Europe
- Military service resulted in a good conduct medal, 6 Bronze Stars and 1 Bronze Arrowhead
- Married to Anna Potteiger and blessed with three children
- Worked for 42 years in public accounting and owned his own accounting firm.
- Volunteered at Bethany Children’s Home for 17 years and Phoebe Village Gift Shop for 12 years. Received the Council for Health and Human Service Ministries Volunteer of the Year Award in 2000.