We’ve put this page together so you can read
more about our family.
Here is Isaac's family tree
uploaded and hyperlinked. On Isaac’s family tree, you can click on
names in blue to read more about that person and/or see photographs.
Names in quotations refer to the name the person actually went by in
the case of given names that could get you beaten up in school
(Christopher Columbus Pierce for example). Names in italics are
Hebrew names. Names in parentheses are last names prior to passing
through Ellis Island.
Want to look deeper into the past???? Click here
to go out a little further with the Ankrom bloodline and as far as
possible with the Comisar bloodline.
Many of the stories are described as we recall them.
Please let us know if we've gotten details wrong. We'd also love to
add more photos and news about all of you...and if you are extended
family who doesn't yet have a hyperlink, no problem, we'll add a page
for you, too!
Wendy's High School Friends
Andrea See's parents were killed in a private plane crash in November
2002. Andrea moved home to Ohio from Seattle to be closer to her brother
Chad Stickrath married Melanie in August 2001. They just finished
medical school and will begin residency in the fall.
Charlie Sommer is working at Kardex in Marietta and bought a house
Cole Ferguson is working in Atlanta, GA.
Neeli Shah is working for Procter and Gamble in Cincinnati, OH and
recently married her undergrad-flame.
Grisha Krivchenia, rumor has it, is meditating in a monastery in
India somewhere. This sounded a little far-fetched, but the source was
reliable and considering Grisha...
Trent Elliott got married last year sometime. He and Mrs. Elliott are
expecting their first baby very soon.
Will Fischer married Meredith the day before Yom Kippur in 2003. They
are both in graduate school at U Mass Amherst. I'm going to get this
wrong, I know, but I believe Meredith is doing something related to
atmosphere and Will is into Physics.
High School Friends
Grant Smiley married Andrea on July 3, 2004.
Grant has mentioned to me in not so uncertain terms that the old link
I had to his website was one he did in high school/college. Well
I guess that he
has a new website that I should link to... all right, here is the new
link, but we'll keep the old
link up for posterity sake... Mostly because the color coordination
of the old site from a younger Grant is classic. Grant is
working at Procter and Gamble and Andrea is a grad student at Univ. of
Cincinnati in addition to working full time at the Shriner's burns
hospital for children (that sounds like a whole heck of a lot of
work). They live in the same condo complex as Grant's
grandparents in West Chester, OH and recently bought a boxSter.
BTW, Grant is in a big band....props to him. Grant
and Andrea are another Tom Herbort matchmaker success. As with Wendy
and me, Tom was pretty taken with Andrea. To get to know her better,
he invited her to a party at his house. At the last minute, he decided
to invite his poor friend Grant who never went out anywhere...Tom
needs to keep his ladies and his friends apart until he gets a woman
of his own.
Matt Davenport married his high school sweetheart
Christy in October 2002. They are living in Cincinnati, OH. Last we
heard Christy is employed as an HR person for the city. Matt just
graduated from Univ. of Cincinnati med school and has begun his
general residency there. Next June they will move to Ann Arbor, MI so
Matt can begin his radiology residency at U of M. I like to think I
played a role in Matt getting this position, since I introduced him to
a radiology friend of mine who happens to play tennis with the head of
the radiology residency program. However, I know that Matt probably
could have managed on his own.
Herbort quit his job and moved to Florida to become a musician.
Trevor Shibley is now working for Carnival Cruiselines
doing lighting. He is not happy that no photo appears here of himself,
but he still hasn't sent us one. Hint, hint...
Many of these
are the same as Craig's high school friends. Those listed here are
people we met in college.
Jay Palmisano, Craig's co-op boss at ENSR, will begin
the PhD program in business at University of Kentucky in the fall. He
says it was Craig who convinced him to go back to school.
The ever elusive Jay Palmisano has been spotted and
photographed....or has he???? Foiled again batman!!!
Joe Menkhaus is working for Ellis and Watts in
Cincinnati, OH. He owns a house in Mt. Washington and is the proud
father of an incredibly naughty chocolate Labrador named Cheyenne. Joe
has been sent all around the world to work on nuclear reactor
chillers. We hope his Chinese heat transfer professor taught him well
considering much of his work has been in China. Joe is still doing
photography. He did our
wedding as well as Megan and Josh's (see link below). If you are
interested, please contact us and we will put you in touch.
Mandy Griffith married Michelle Bosse's brother and is
expecting her first baby this fall.
and Josh Develvis had their first baby Simeon David on August 3,
2005. They are both working for Dow Chemical Co. outside of Houston,
TX. Their website inspired us to make one.
Nicole Kulis and Mark finally married and are
expecting their first baby this fall.
Steve Scott married following graduation. Not much
after that, his baby boy came along. He must be about 2 by now.