Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Pioneers of RG&E Newsletter - 11/07/2018

A Newsletter for Retirees * Also posted at
Hello friends,
   Sorry it has been so long, but life is busy. I guess I did the same thing last year - my November issue was the first after a July issue in 2017.
   Though my Dad had a lot put together for his estate, actually handling it is nearly 2nd full time job for me. He had 4 properties (rental units) and a vending company (coin-operated video games). It will take me well over a year to sort it all out in total. We have 5 tenants, lots of issues and not enough time! So, that is my life in a nutshell. Good news is that I'm close to selling the first building, and I have a younger brother that helps out too. If you know anyone interested in buying nearly a whole city block in the North Buffalo Parkside area, let me know! Oh - and if anyone wants some large video games (arcade games), we have a few for your garage or basement! Serious inquiries only.
   I hope that your summer was wonderful and that you are preparing for the winter ahead. So much rain lately, but I'm definitely glad that it isn't snow yet. And I hope you voted yesterday...
Warmest regards,
PS - Don't forget these newsletters are also posted at
2018 Rochester Pioneer's Picnic

The picnic was a success as usual. The weather was great, food was great and the people are always great! (Consistency is nice). There were 205 in attendance (also identical to last year)!

Special thanks again to Arnie and Ann Stockslader, Mary Dibble, Jim White and Kevin Sullivan for helping out. It was our 80th year and we had some giveaways and I could not pull that off without help.  I hope you enjoyed them. I had a few leftover and will bring them next year if anyone missed them.

We did a 50/50 raffle this year and $275 went to the winner - Keith Simmonds. Lucky guy...

A super special thanks to Ken Kuzia - he (again) took a lot of fantastic pictures this year at the picnic and is happy to share them with you. Be sure to check them out here when you get a chance: Pioneer's Picnic 2018
The RG&E Armed Forces Club will be holding a Flag Ceremony for Veterans Day on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 11AM at the RG&E Service Center at 1300 Scottsville Road.
Per John & Christy Klein: 
The Florida Retiree Picnic is March 11, 2019!
NEW: This is the second (2) Monday of the Month.
Fossil/Hydro Breakfasts
If you could include the change of venue for our monthly breakfasts to The Railroad Station Restaurant on Ridge Rd. West from Stoney's on Lyell Ave. on the last Wednesday of the month at 9:00 in the pioneers news letter it would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in Advance
Jim Quadd
From Heinz Kepplinger on 08/06/18:
Stopped to visit Dave Burke the other day. He couldn't make it to the picnic but wishes to say hello to all the RGE pioneers.
Dave is a Korean war vet. He worked in maps & records, before being transferred to Ginna where he worked at the Brookwood Info Center.

Sadly, Dave's Obit is also in this newsletter - Molly
Obits (Click names to see obituary)
Not in any order.
Robert M. Dangler (Ginna)
Jane S. Hoffere
Margaret A. (Fenlon) Steiner
Ruth M. Schaible
Ellen Sue Eliasz (Ginna)
John W. Cromarty
Deacon David E. Haygood Sr.

Al Hendrikse Retired Lineman/Foreman/General Foreman from Lakeshore District recently passed away. (could not find obit)
If you know of folks that should be getting this newsletter - have them check their spam or junk folders. I have come across a few that we send to, request that I put their email in, but they never open them, so I assume they are caught up in spam.
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