Thomas Krask

Profile Updated: January 17, 2014
Residing In: Kohler, WI USA
Spouse/Partner: Mary Ann
Occupation: Retired
Children: Christina, born 1980
Steven, born 1982
Yes! Attending Reunion
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Attended City College and then NIU with a BS in Finance and an MBA. Started my career in international business with south suburban Panduit where I rose through the ranks to VP International frequently traveling the world establishing new customers, companies, and revenue streams. Job changes to the north side of Chicago and then to Wisconsin have taken my wife of 40 years and I to our retirement in Kohler. Having visited 49 countries, travels now are in the USA with frequent drives back to the Chicago area to see our daughter and first grandchild as well as longer trips when the weather is cold to warmer areas like Santa Monica, CA. where our Air Force Sgt. son is a recruiter. Sports and fly fishing are amongst my hobbies.

School Story:

My favorite memories are concentrated on senior year and many of the activities apart from classes like the Senior Boys Council, various clubs, and helping to organize a very successful Senior Varieties program. CVS exposed me to a lot of practical and technical knowledge in its shop programs and my major in Electronics that I used frequently in my business career as well as tackling projects and repairs that I wouldn't have tackled without the confidence that I would be using my shop training and experience to avoid bloody thumbs, electrocution, or fire (which I had already got out of my system in shop!) I have many fun memories that are best re-capped with those I hope to see at our planned reunion. Hope to see many of you there.

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Jan 03, 2019 at 7:33 PM

I'm so sorry to hear of Warren's passing. He was a good buddy to those of us majoring in Electonics. Always eager to help and spot on with technical advice to solve a problem. To my mind he was the most knowledgable about his field in our major, aply demonstrated by building from ground up a complete Ham radio base station on a 19 inch rack system. 

Once in the post college workforce I would see him at what was Sears tower on the Observation Deck which had windows into the radio stations broadcasting from there where he was Chief Engineer. He was living his dream on a daily basis. I would be there a few times a year when hosting overseas customers in town to visit us on business. I'd knock on the window and he'd kindly come over and spend some time answering questions and impressing everyone with his thorough knowledge of all the details of commercial radio broadcasting at high power. He will be missed.

 

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Aug 31, 2014 at 4:37 PM

Hi Phil,

I remember you from the Senior Boys Council and a few classes we had together. I'm seeing many of our classmates retiring to Arizona and am curious about Buckeye. What drew you there? Also, did you pursue your career in your Print Shop major? I had a brief summer job at RR Donnelly as a proof reader.

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Jun 12, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Posted on: Jun 08, 2014 at 5:24 PM

Fellow graduates, it's about time we recognized all the hard work and dedication John has devoted to putting this site together, contacting folks, and trying to get up enough interest from our classmates to surface themselves and support a 50 year reunion. I'm frankly very surprised at the number who have evidently gone underground (sorry, don't mean dead), but so disconnected from their own legacy of CVS and memories of those tender years of discovery, growth, new beginnings, first cars and dates, etc. By the way, did you know that John had a 1965 Nocturne Blue Pontiac GTO when they came out that year and was notorious for blasting it through the underpasses of our 94th street neighborhood. It was a lot faster than my '65 Austin-Healy. What we wouldn't give to have those classics back today!

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Jun 09, 2014 at 9:53 AM

Posted on: Jun 08, 2014 at 5:07 PM

Hi Bob, Great to hear your story, many blessings, and your enjoyment of being semi-retired. Believe it or not, had you asked me what I thought you'd be doing I'd have said a doctor. You had the smarts and impressed me with your thoughtful judgments, essential traits for the medical field (or tax accounting). Now I know who to call when I need a trusted second opinion! Stay healthy partner.

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May 30, 2014 at 1:36 PM

Hi Warren,

Remember you very well from our Electronics shop courses and for knowing more than our instructors about radio. I saw you up in the tower several times when I had business visitors in town and was able to tell them that I went to school with the man behind the glass amping up the signals and changing out the vacuum tubes. Hope to see you at a reunion!

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May 20, 2014 at 4:26 PM