Life Celebrations

Arnold T. Oftedal

January 25, 2023 Comments Off on Arnold T. Oftedal
February 2 @ 10:24 pm

Tech was extra special. I remember the transit strike when Ken Larsen and I rode our bikes to school and  were permitted to “park” them in the inside courtyard. Ken…

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Howard J. Douglas

November 29, 2022 Comments Off on Howard J. Douglas
February 2 @ 10:24 pm

After 35-plus years of being affiliated with Equitable Insurance and being the Managing and Founding Partner of Equinox Financial Partners, I have retired. During my tenure, I won many production…

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John R. Murphy

October 18, 2022 Comments Off on John R. Murphy
February 2 @ 10:24 pm

I took the BTHS admissions test without any knowledge of the value of the institution. Thank you, Sister Ann Madeline (Sam, behind her back), my 8th grade teacher in a…

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Vincent Volpicelli

October 10, 2022 Comments Off on Vincent Volpicelli
February 2 @ 10:24 pm

It is with the greatest regret that I share the passing of my uncle, Vincent Volpicelli, Class of ’52. He was proud to be a Tech alum, and often mentioned…

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John J. Eschemuller, B.C.E., M.B.A., P.E.

October 9, 2022 Comments Off on John J. Eschemuller, B.C.E., M.B.A., P.E.
February 2 @ 10:24 pm

“The education that I received at Brooklyn Tech laid the foundation for me to fulfill my career aspirations. I am eternally grateful for the free education that I received,” notes…

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Harry Ploss

October 5, 2022 Comments Off on Harry Ploss
February 2 @ 10:24 pm

Cooper Union, 1968; University of Chicago, 1973; Fellow of Society of Actuaries, 1978; retired from corporate life, 1993; investor, managed futures since 1987; married 2002; investor in commercial real estate…

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Ron Brandt

October 5, 2022 Comments Off on Ron Brandt
February 2 @ 10:24 pm

I am now retired and snowbird between NJ and FL. I had a 35-year career in the chemicals industry, finishing as CEO of a small biotech in the Princeton area.…

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Herbert L. Plafker

October 5, 2022 Comments Off on Herbert L. Plafker
February 2 @ 10:24 pm

Master’s degree; New York State Professional Engineer. Projects included Lunar Landing and Take Off simulator, Atlas inertial guidance system. My marriage in 1960. The birth of my daughter and son.…

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Carlton P. Tolsdorf Jr.

October 5, 2022 Comments Off on Carlton P. Tolsdorf Jr.
February 2 @ 10:24 pm

Brooklyn Technical High School provided the foundation of my career and life. I discovered Pratt Institute, right down the block from Tech, but had not known of it. May of…

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Charles Horsken

October 5, 2022 Comments Off on Charles Horsken
February 2 @ 10:24 pm

I was in the mechanical technology program and after graduation went into the trades as an apprentice tool & die maker with the Ideal Corp. in Brooklyn. Upon completion, I…

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