2/7/2017 Jack Lee 01/02/46 - 02/03/17
Last Friday, our class lost another great soul in Jack Lee. Jack Lee was was a student at heart always looking to learn. An attorney and municipal court judge in Houston, Jack was a life lon
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8/29/2016 Liane (Tanky) Sloten Gray 07/21/45 - 08/27/16
Tanky passed away on Aug 27th from complications with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), a rare, degenerative, invariably fatal brain disorder.
From her daughter's FB page:
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6/8/2016 This is a once in a lifetime event at TJHS
Make your plans to be at our Thomas Jefferson High School auditorium on June 17th. You have to be there. Please come for the San Antonio Premier of the doc
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After Jefferson I went on to graduate from St. Maryís University in 1967 earning a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. After a couple of years in the Army I started working in 1969 for Gulf Oil Corporation which turned into a 30 year petroleum industry career to include working for Houston Natural Gas, the A.J. Ploch Oil Co. (President) and the last 10 years as CEO of my own firm supplying military jet fuel to Eglin, Tyndall, Hurlburt, Little Rock, Offutt and Barksdale Air Force bases through contracts with the Department of Defense. Prior to retirement I was recognized by the DoD as the largest small business supplier of military jet fuel in the nation. I retired in 2000.
I married my college sweetheart Patty a graduate from Incarnate Word College and the University of Colorado Medical Center in Denver. On Valentine's Day 2010 we celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary with a two week Mediterranean cruise. On our 43rd anniversary we booked a cruise to the Baltic Sea aboard Cunard's Queen Elizabeth. We spent a couple of days in St. Petersburg, Russia and 5 Days in London. We have twin sons Vance and Vaughn who graduated from Texas Military Institute and the US Naval Academy. Vaughn was awarded graduate school earning a Master of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He is a Navy E-2 Hawkeye pilot stationed at Norfolk, VA. He has been on two deployments to the Persian Gulf aboard the USS Eisenhower. Vance majored in Oceanography and was stationed at Pearl Harbor. He has been on three deployments. He is currently pursuing a master's degree at the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, Ca.
I was in the Mustang band while at Jefferson. Music became a rewarding avocation in life working in clubs, making recordings and concert appearances which offered exciting times and unique opportunities to meet celebrities.
For many years I was active in the community serving on various boards to include the Institute of Texan Cultures, The University of Texas Hospital System, Texas Commerce Bank, and Plaza International Bank. I was the Treasurer for the Board of Trustees at the Witte Museum. I was also an elected commissioner for the San Antonio Fiesta Commission and was chairman of their Speakers Bureau.
Presently I am an admissionís representative for the United States Naval Academy. I interview students from the San Antonio area high schools and represent the academy at college fairs and special events. Three years ago I coordinated a concert performance at Jefferson HS by the Naval Academy Menís Glee Club. As the midshipmen were walking into Jeff's auditorium one of them looked up and commented "I attended one of the finest private schools in the nation and we didn't have an auditorium this nice, this is BEAUTIFUL!" I turned to the mid and with pride commented "this was my high school."
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