Alan Harris

Profile Updated: December 19, 2016
Class Year: 1965
Residing In: Columbus, OH USA
Occupation: retired
Military Service: Navy  
Spouse/Partner: Laura
Children: Thomas, born 1969
David, born 1971
Yes! Attending Reunion
Which class?


What States have you've lived in other than IL?

MD.,VA.,NH., MA., FL.,Oh.,Hi.,

Other Occupation/s:

med tech

Where do you work now?


Where have you worked and/or retired from?

retired from US Navy in 1985

Have you ever been Self-Employed?


Marriage Date


Did you marry your High School Sweetheart?


Have you been married more than once?



Muffin, female chorkie 11yo
Moishe, male chorkie 10 yo
Chad, male Chihuahua 7yo

In all, there are 5 dogs and 4 cats in the house.

Your High School Story:

Though I started out in division 101 as an honor student, majoring in Green Grille attendance changed my status quickly. Rebelling against physical fitness, I decided to enter ROTC. Wrong place for a rebel but I survived. Basically, I was an intelligent, lazy smart-ass. As a result, I left Austin on 1965 received my GED and joined the Navy.

Who did you have a crush on while in High School? And Why? Did you ever date him/her?

Linda Zaba, never dated her though.

Who was your favorite teacher/s and why?

No teacher, Nellie O'Mara, the counselor, saw potential on me but just couldn't get me to discipline myself to reach it.

What teacher/s did you dislike and why?

Ms. Doheny. Felt she had it on for me. On retrospect, I got what I deserved. She gave my brother a rough time during his first marking period because she anticipated he'd be the same as me. He did get by on his own merit though. Years later, I read her obituary and was stunned by her accomplishments and how I so misjudged her.

What is your favorite memory or memories of AHS?

Working stage crew for The Man Who Came To Dinner production.

What Elementary School did you attend?

Horatio N May, Chicago, , IL

Your Elementary School Story:

Attended from kindergarten through 8th grade and actually managed to get a diploma.
Was really surprised to learn that our 7th grade teacher, Lucy Ryan, was the aunt of Bob Newhart.

Did you go to College?


If Yes, Where and When?

Northeastern Illinois University Chicago 86&87

What have you been up to since you graduated from High School?

After retiring from the Navy, I've done a multitude of different things. I worked at highland superstores for a few years, done manual labor, worked in a rendering plant, worked in one clinical and one reference laboratory and worked for temp agencies.
Thank goodness for retirement.

Have you ever been on TV?

As a kid, I was on Bozo's Circus.

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Dec 20, 2016 at 7:33 AM

Tom and I were supposed to enlist together on what was known as the buddy-plan. He was unfortunately delayed due to family issues and I went in a week or so earlier. We did see each other once or twice before he deployed to sea. I was devastated when I found out about his death. My oldest son, born on '69 is named after him. RIP Tom. I still miss you.

Dec 19, 2016 at 5:56 PM

Welcome aboard Alan I was also from the class of 65 but did not know you, Thank you for your service in the Navy, I served in the Army form Nov 67 to Nov 69 spent a year in Nam on the Z my base base camp was Dong Ha.