Other Achievments



Was part of a team that represented the United States in World bridge tournaments in the 1980's.


Downhill Skiing

Severeral medals, including Gold Medals for racing in Tignes and Val D'Isere, France.


At the age of nine, one of fifteen recipients out of 1500 students applying to receive a scholarship at the Ecole Des Beaux Arts in Paris, France.


Won the Paris Chess Junior Championship at the age of 11.

Club Med

G.O. - In over 34 club med villages, over a period of 30 years (Au pair, a few weeks at the time). Teaching: Karate, Backgammon, Chess, Bridge, doing Animation and playing Harmonica.

Ice Skating

Severeral years of hockey, race skating, ice dancing and finally free style skating


Photographica Collector: Antiques cameras and photographs.

Served as President of APHS American Photographic Historical Society for 3 terms. Members in 67 countries.


Came to the USA with $12.00 in his pocket...... and more then 50 years later, he still has his $12.00.