John Honsel

Profile Updated: March 20, 2018
Residing In: Mount Clemens, MI USA
Spouse/Partner/Significant Other/Insignificant Other!: Mary. We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary last year.
Occupation: Retired software developer.
Children: Erik, age 24. Erik graduated from the University of Michigan in 2007. He currently resides in San Diego, More…which gives me a great excuse to take a break from the Michigan winters!
Yes! Attending Reunion

After Huguenot I attended Virginia Tech. In May of my first year I got kicked out of school for occupying a building in the wake of Cambodia/Kent State ("The Blacksburg 107"). With help from friendly professors I managed to transfer to the University of Kansas and graduated with majors in History and Political Science in 1973.

In the mid-70's I attended grad school at the University of Michigan in East Asian Studies. Eventually I got sick of going to school and decided to start working for a living. Fell into a job in the then-new field of data processing. I really enjoyed that type of work and stayed with it. Initially I changed employers regularly and held a variety of positions, including Data Base Administrator at Fruehauf Corp and later at Wayne County Community College (Detroit).

For the last 23 years I worked at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan doing application development and project work. I decided to take advantage of a corporate-wide separation package offered earlier this year, and my last day of work was May 22, 2009.

I've had a great summer playing golf, cooking, enjoying our butterfly garden and finally completing some long-neglected projects around the house.

School Story:

Devoted more attention to playing chess with guys like Jim Trueheart and Tim Kelly than to what the teachers were saying. I had a little portable chess set with a lid that we would pass back and forth in class or sometimes between classes. We finally flat wore the the thing out.

One REALLY COOL thing nobody knows about me:

I took two years of Chinese. Nin hao?

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Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:36 AM