Tom Lavin

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Tom Lavin
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Tom Lavin

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Yes! Attending Reunion
Residing In Orinda, CA USA
Spouse/Partner Dianne Lavin
Occupation Architect
Children Colby, born October 1974; Cassidy, born January 1986
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I've spent the last 50 years dodging alumni sites!

Seriously, I graduated from Kansas State in Architecture in 1970, and established my own practice in 1976. I've been working on custom homes and small commercial projects in the ensuing 38 years. No plans to retire yet - I've got some great projects on the boards and am having too much fun.

In my spare time, I'm an exhibiting artist, and former youth hockey coach. I was captain of the Berkeley Griffins, and won a state championship in 1986, and a national amateur championship in 1987.

My reward for living such a clean life (more or less) is 3 wonderful grandchildren. Still on my first marriage too (Dianne).

School Story

I recently uncovered a letter from assistant principal Michael A. Stark to my parents, explaining that I was supposed to tell them that I painted a large "KAPPA" sign on the sidewalk outside of school. It sort of slipped my mind.

Now that I'm more mature, I can certainly understand why he wrote to my parents, but what I can't tolerate was that he explained to my parents that I was in the process of cleaning up the "mess". Here I take issue; it wasn't a mess - it was the best painting I ever did!

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Lynn was the definition of "nice". While I lost contact with her after high school, it's good to know from other comments that she lived a happy and productive life. You've earned your rest, Lynn. 

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Nov 14, 2014 at 12:33 AM

I can't remember what classes we shared, but it was quite a few.  He was quiet until you got him to open up, and then he was a very funny guy. He seemed to have hundreds of facial expressions for every concievable situation. Rest in peace, old friend.

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Happy Birthday Betty! Best wishes for many more.

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Happy 68th Dick! Best wishes for many, many more.

Aug 05, 2014 at 2:27 PM

Hi Pat.......I'm testing this to see if you get it. It was fabulous reconnecting with you this weekend........Tom

Jul 28, 2014 at 5:31 PM

Hi Pat.......I don't have too many former girlfriends coming to the reunion, so will you save a dance for me?

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Jul 22, 2014 at 5:47 PM

I've posted a copy of the Graduation Program for the Class of 64 - enjoy. You will have to go to my profile to see it all. Maybe Ron can give a reprise of his "Welcome Speech" at the reunion.

This has been great fun reading about what you've all been up to. I'll try to catch up with your comments.

When I asked my wife Dianne if she like to come to my 50th reunion, she considered it for almost 10 full seconds before gracefully (read gleefully) declining. I'd never been to a reunion before, so I told her I had to go on the obligatory reunion diet. She said that's a good plan for the 25th reunion, but if I went on a diet now, I'd look much older and a bit zombie-like. The best idea was to eat, eat, eat. Puff up, she said - it takes the wrinkles out. So I'm happy to say I'm only a Bocci's pepperoni and a couple of Ted's away from my goal.

I'm looking forward to seeing you all, and my thanks to all those who helped create this incredible event.

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