Friday, August 05, 2005

Bob Newell in Paris

Bob Newell, our class president in '58, has retired after 40 years as a mechanical engineer with Shell Oil in Louisiana and moved to Greensboro, GA, where he and his wife, Roxanne, built a new home (address in our Directory). He has done some consulting in Texas and Brazil, and nearly went to China last year.

This photo is from a trip to France in 2003, where the family visited Paris and Normandy. Bob says the highlight was visiting the U. S. Military Cemetery at the D-Day landing sites. Pictured are Bob, Lesley, Chip, and Roxanne. Chip is a junior at U. of Georgia; Lesley is a graduate of Georgia and now works in Atlanta. Roxanne is a volunteer mentor in the Greensboro school system.

In his spare time, Bob builds homes for Habitat for Humanity and officiates at college track meets. He stays in shape by road biking, reading history and biography, and working in his shop. He and Roxanne enjoy their summer home at Lake Geneva, WI. He says retirement is great, and looking at his youthful face, I can well believe it!

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