Stephen Tinius

Profile Updated: July 31, 2016
Residing In: Myrtle Beach, SC USA
Spouse/Partner: Joan Furlong
Home/Business webpage: View Website
Occupation: Retired!
Military Service: Air Force  
Children: Andrea Clare Tinius 1974
Graham David Tinius 1979
How did you find crossland1969.com ?

Email from Bob Bosler

Single/Married/Separated/Divorced/Widowed

Married

Date Married:

2002

How/Where did you meet your Spouse/Partner:

match dot com. yes, sometimes it really does work.

Military Service? If so, Branch, How many years and Where serviced?

US Air Force, 1974-1983

Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton OH
Foreign Technology Division 1974-1978
Machine Translation Branch

Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey CA
Master of Science in Computer Science 1978-1980

HQ USEUCOM Stuttgart-Vaihingen Germany
Tomahawk Cruise Missile Mission Planning 1980-1983

What have you and your family been doing since graduation:

After ten years in the Air Force and another ten in Germany, I returned to the US and lived in New Hampshire working for Digital Equipment. In 1999 I moved back to the DC area with Hewlett-Packard as a technical consultant for Federal agencies. I married in 2002 and live in NW Washington DC.

I retired from Hewlett-Packard on Feb 29th, 2012 and we moved to Myrtle Beach SC. Now I have time for my hobbies and just walking on the beach.

School Story:
(If you are a Guest Member please describe your relationship to the Class of 1969)

All those hours in Mr. Brescia's band, hopping around the football field, irritating Mr. Bruneau (sorry!), sparring with Ms. Mayhew over meaningless English topics, my '56 Plymouth Savoy.
Playing in a dance band, Group IIX, along with Richard Donn '66, Chuck Chaillet, Eric Wurzbacher, Steve Kolbylk... who else?

("It's all coming back to me now!")

Take a look at http://www.marlowheights60sand70s.com.

Family:
My three siblings, Roger, Kathy and Gregory, all graduated from CHS as well, in 1971, 1973 and 1975.

My father, "The Colonel", succumbed to brain cancer in 1994 at age 66. My mother lived on until October 2011. She was a teenager in Germany during the war, married a GI at 20 and came to America.

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As I recall...

My very first after-school job was at the Iverson Mall Hot Shoppes Jr., fall of 1967. I finally had my driver's license and could borrow one of my parents' cars to get to work (from Edgemere Dr in Camp Springs). I made fried chicken and served sodas, but mainly ran the cash register 'cause I could do it with my eyes closed. I mean I was fast! But soon all my clothes started to smell like cooking grease and cleaning the bathrooms at 1 in the morning and taking home about $25 bucks for a 30 hour week got old in a hurry. I put on a coat and tie, walked over to Iverson Mall and I landed a saleman's job at Clark's Music, where I stayed for another year and a half. This was 68 - 69 and lots of rock bands were buying gear, which I sold on commission. I made a bundle selling Fender guitars and amps, Marshall amps and speakers, Ludwig drums, Zildjian cymbals, the works. (Man, if I has just taken a Stratocaster instead of a week's pay...). I also managed most of the band instruments which Clark's rented to the area high schools, so I got to know a LOT of kids from others schools, especially GIRLS, and that started my dating adventures with Joyce and Kathy from Suitland High, Cheryl from La Reine, Becky from Oxon Hill (the last names are omitted to protect the innocent!!). By then I had my own car and I could be seen most Friday and Saturday evenings parked ... you guessed it, in the Hot Shoppes Jr. parking lot, eating food, playing the radio, and just seeing and being seen. What a life!

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Melinda, Tuesday and Thursday I'm free, Weds I have to be back in Myrtle Beach by 6:00pm. Please let me know tinius@mindspring.com. Thx.

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Apr 17, 2014 at 7:26 PM

These two pennants hung over the door to my room on Edgemere Drive through high school and for several years after. I'll either bring them in September or send them to Bob Bosler.

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Feb 21, 2014 at 11:29 PM

Here are the draft cards.

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Feb 21, 2014 at 11:28 PM

Sorting through some old stuff today, I came across... a wallet-sized diploma from Crossland? I wonder what that was supposed to be good for? In the wallet, I mean. And I found my draft cards. No, I never burned any of mine, in fact, after the 1-D deferment for my first year at Ohio State, I didn't need one because I was in Air Force ROTC and had already signed a reserve commitment. I went on to serve 9+ years and separated as a regular Captain in 1983. Mumble, mumble, don't mind me. Looking back helps me put a lot of things into perspective.

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Have a Happy Birthday, Marilyn, hope to see you at the reunion in September!

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In Philadelphia.
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Christmas 1967, the dance band Group IIX performing at Richard Donn's house, probably. We played Herb Alpert, Sergio Mendes and some tunes Richard arranged. L to R it's Tom Hanley on bass, Richard Donn on piano, Tinius on altosax, Bob Green on Sax, ?? on claves (wooden sticks for rhythm), Steve "Grog" Kobylk on drums, Chuck Chaillet on trumpet. From a Kodak slide which Steve Kobylk sent me years ago. (Thanks to Bob Green for a note with corrected names).
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They were out of red jeans.
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Principal John Hrezo, December 9th, 2003.
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Class of 69 Illiterati at Stephen Tinius's house in Camp Springs, Christmas 1969. L to R, Karl Gebhardt, Stephen Tinius, Steve Jent, Chris Jennison (I think), Paula Dunfee, Sallie King and Eric Wurzbacher.