Gerard Linschoten

Profile Updated: August 27, 2017
Residing In: Ridgefield, WA USA
Spouse/Partner: Marty
Occupation: Retired Electronic Engineer
Children: Fawn born 1960
Stacie born 1963
Randy born 1968
Military Service: Navy  

I retired at the age of 73 and have never regretted it. I worked in aerospace during the early years moving from Lockheed to UTC and then left San Jose area and moved to the Chicago area where I was a sales engineer for Tektronix, I stayed in the field for 8 years and then moved back to corporate headquarters as the operations manager for marketing training. I left after 10 years and moved to the automotive industry in Kokomo, Indiana holding several positions until I was transferred to the Portland, Oregon area as a resident engineer for Delphi, after several more years in the Portland area I retired. I am now a collector of Early American Pattern Glass and only collect items from one of the hundreds of companies the produce glass at the turn of the last century. The company is Indiana Tumbler and Goblet Company out of Greentown, Indiana. The company was in business from 1894 to 1903.

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Nov 24, 2018 at 9:36 AM

Hi Gerard!! I hope that you had a Happy Thanksgiving. I'd also like to wish you a Happy Birthday.

Gary Sleater

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After I developed a tremor on my right side I thought forcing my hand to be still long enough for a stroke or two the brush might prove interesting. Good enough to hang in our spare bedroom but not good enough to ever sell.

Nov 13, 2018 at 7:58 PM

What are we doing to keep busy? Do you have hobbies, read a lot or other forms of activities? I collected Greentown glass and other related chocolate glass items. Now I have started to paint. What is your thing?

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Posted on: Aug 27, 2017 at 3:29 PM

It was sad to hear that Norris Ray Perry has passed away. Though I only knew him since we were junior's in high school until now, I did stay in touch. I Have one of his books," Lock Linked Intelligence Instinct Dreams Education", I only wished I had him sign it. Utah Rocket Society, and Utah Science Fiction League were two groups that we both joined. Norris, Norm and Gary were hanging out all the time when I was at East High. We were all into science, Norris was THE chemist, I learned more about chemistry from Norris than I did in school. The last time I saw him was at the last reunion, too bad I didn't talk to him longer. I will miss his intellect.

Jun 16, 2017 at 1:13 PM

Have a great and wonderful day, Jay. We are the same age now, but only for a few more months.

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I have taken up painting, better than watching TV all of the time. What with the yard work, reading, volunteering and now painting it fills most of my time. We have three cats and two dogs as pictured here on our dining room wall. I just finished a portrait of Marty and I, boy do we look old. I find that portraits are hard to do. The other portrait is of our son Randy and his wife.

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Jul 30, 2016 at 12:33 PM

I was new to East High having come from Granite High in my Junior year and Norm was one that welcomed me aboard.  Utah Science Fiction League and the rocket sociaty.  Norm was always there for me.  I have very fond memories of all of us hanging out with Bruce Phillips, Gary Slatter and Norris Perry. 

Norm was a very good man and though we seldom communicated the warm memories I have of him and his parents will stay with me forever.  Writing poetryy together in Yellowstone with a group of other Yellowstone summer help, riding in Norris's Allstate auto in the summer time..  Norm had a great collection, going back to the first, Payboy magizines.

Ah thoses were the days

Sleep well my friend, for we will all get there in time.




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Nice to see your up dated profile. Never ventured into Arizona, must go there soon while I still can. Thanks for all of the work you have done on this web site.

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Isabella and Lacey, our Great Grand-daughters