Born in West Suburban Hospital, Oak Park, IL, located across the street from Chicago, May 6, 1934. Attended Wm. Hatch Elementary School in Oak Park through 7th grade, then moved with parents and younger brother to the New York City suburb of Rutherford, NJ, Graduating from Rutherford HS in 1952. After 2 years at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY was in the U.S. Army (Fort Dix, NJ, graduating in 1959. Retired in 2000 after 40 years as a research biologist with a Central NJ pharmaceutical company.