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Joe Wachtel

Profile Updated: April 3, 2020
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Wellington, NV USA
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Single
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Retired
Children
No longer in contact
Military Service
Army (Army Security Agency)  
Yes! Attending Reunion
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1 year at Foothill, then 1 year as an apprentice machinist, then 1 year in construction in Redwood City-San Carlos foothills. Joined my father's Manufacturer's Rep business in 64 (2 of us & part-time secretary) selling non-standard specialized fasteners, metal stampings, plastic molded parts, Velcro, adhesives, etc. to OEM manufacturers (H-P, IBM, Atari, Peterbilt, Mack Truck, G.E., etc.) throughout Northern California. Joined Army for 3 years (Army Security Agency) 1965 after 1st marriage ended, beating my draft notice by 1 day. Discharged 1968, rejoined my father's business, married for 2nd time, bought house in Campbell, started family in 1971. 2nd child in 1973.
In 1969 changed business model to Specialized Fastener Distribution, began hiring additional employee's as business increased. My father passed away in 1977, bought the business from my mother which kept in the family home on Magnolia Drive, Palo Alto, until she passed away in 1993. Younger brothers Jeffrey (Cubberley 63) and Will (Gunn 71) joined the business in 77. 1978 we became Apple Computers world wide fastener supplier until 1998 (100 million fasteners per year, all specials) when I sold the business after losing my left leg in a motorcycle accident on the island of Minorca, Spain, May 1995.
Moved to Wellington, Nevada, June 1998, with Harley, boy-cat BC & girl friend who was my accounting manager in my former business. She developed attitude, front door hit her in the ass on her way to Phoenix in September, 2000, replaced by another great cat (I got the better deal). Living by myself with my cats, 2 motorcycles. ever since. Started a No Kill Cat Shelter and Rescue, Yerington Area Cat Control or YACC's (e-mail: ytowncats.org) in 2012 with 2 older women, and 4 to 6 part-time volunteers. Donations gladly accepted as I contribute the majority of our $25,000 budget every year and am committed to do so for the next 8 years. Love living in the high desert with good and bad critters, 30 miles from nowhere, aka "Living In The Far Side". Classmate visitors are always welcome, especially single women....a few of you know that I referring to you, eh! "Yotes", ground squirrels, rattlers & black widows ain't welcome. E-mail: joenevada58@gmail.com phone:1-775-901-0826

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May 18, 2017 at 5:12 PM

Hi dear friend.....Another birthday, so wishing you a very, very happy one, and many more. Sound of your voice was good to hear......could definitely hear a positive, peacefulness in all you said, particularly after you spoke of all the positive changes you've been going thru. And real glad to hear the new house is really working out. Will do my best to contact more often, but good help is hard to find and I just don't have the energy as in the past. My recent health issues really knocked the crap out of me, lost a bit of weight also. Got to keep a positive attitude and talking to you from time to time sure helps. Take care of your self. Lots of big hugs. Love. jw

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May 17, 2017 at 1:33 PM

Jim....How ironic our last contact was a Fort Ord in 65 during basic training.  Just happened to bump into each other other during a lunch break....only able to talk for 5 or 10 minutes.  Last comment you made was you were headed for Ranger School in Panama, then OCS.  For me it was Army Security Agency, Fort Devens, MA.  Always wanted to talk to you about Nam, how you survived 2 tours.  Will never forget you Jim......have no doubt that Nam finally caught up with your health in the eand.....did so with other buddies of mine....Agent Orange did it, after so many of us were sprayed with it.  Joe Wachtel

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May 17, 2017 at 1:33 PM

Henry, my dear fried.  Lost track of you for many years till Connie gave me your number in Modesto. So glad we had a chance to talk shortly before you passed on....still can't believe we at least got our last few works together.  Like Odis, miss you lots dear friend.  Joe Wachtel

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May 17, 2017 at 1:33 PM

A real character of all the guys who. hung around together for the most part while at Cubberly.  A real, true friend.....the funny looks you'd get on your face after some off the wall comment, Jim. Yes, you are missed.  Joe Wachtel

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Posted on: Jun 14, 2016 at 1:06 PM

Well, my dear. No one can say that you, & Judy, sure as all git out, didn't try...am sure you put every bit of thought and energy into somehow making it work. At this time can only say "It wasn't meant to be". Thank you so very, very much for all your efforts. I will certainly miss seeing you, Randy, Judy, Ed and everyone else this year....I really, really was looking forward to our 55th. Guess I can only hope one in 2017. Maybe consider downsizing, look for some small resort area for a Saturday-Sunday weekend, everyone on their own...either they show or don't. I'll be up in Quincy, CA in mid-July for a big Norton M/C rally, owners from all over the country. Will look are while I'm there, see what might be available.....will let you know. Keep posting the photo's, a;ways enjoyable. Hi to Randy. Take good care. jw

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Posted on: Jun 14, 2016 at 12:53 PM

Hi Judy, So sorry the 55th didn't work out; really looking forward to it....seeing you, Penny and everyone else again after 5 years. Thank you so much for all your time and efforts: very, very much appreciated. Sure hope we can put one together for next year, 2017....somehow maybe downsize a bit while still being cost effective & affordable. Hi to Ed. Take care. jw

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May 12, 2016 at 10:21 AM

Hey Jim, sorry I missed yesterday, so......a belated Happy Birthday my friend. Hope ur doing well, or as best can be!! See ya at the 55th???? jw

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Apr 30, 2016 at 11:54 PM

Hey Jim, good to hear from you after our phone conversation from a few years ago. Was considering Gig Harbor for a move a couple of years ago, looked at some proper there, had to put potential move on hold due to other personal matters. Hope to see you at the 55th. Joe Wachtel

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Posted on: Mar 17, 2016 at 10:01 PM

Hey Terry....previous postings were from 2015. So, have another good one, Happy Birthday. Hope all is well. See ya in Sept., yes?

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Mar 15, 2016 at 5:06 PM

Hey Tom.....Happy Birthday, my friend. Sorry I'm a day late, but always busy, busy. So, mine's 2-morrow, the 16th. See you at the 55th. Hi to Dixie.

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