Richard J. Misitano

Profile Updated: January 26, 2020
Residing In: Roswell, GA USA
Spouse/Partner: Janet Miorelli Misitano
Occupation: Owner - Misti Development Group, Inc.
Children: James Richard (born November 16, 1977) Gina Marie (born October 23, 1980) Dana Rose, who was born with More…Down's Syndrome, (July 25, 1985) lives at home. Dana and I have been "Best Buds Forever" for a long time. Turns out that having a child with special needs can be a life enhancing experience beyond words. She is active in Special Olympics as a Gymnast and as an Equestrian. She has competed in Portugal, Austria, Estonia, Germany, South Africa, Switzerland, Finland, Greece, Canada and many of our 50 States. I do my part here, but I hate to travel. Mom is the chaperon on the trips and I stay home with the dog. Dana is also an accomplished wine maker with a number of Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals from International Amateur Wine Contests. Except for Wine Making, mom, who was a teacher, gets credit for all of the progress made by all of our children.
Military Service: Marine Corps 1967-1971  

After graduation I enrolled at the Altoona Campus and worked at the shoe factory trying to pay for it. In early 1967, my junker car broke down, my girl friend left me for another, got C's for grades and was broke.

My brilliant solution to that was to join the Marine Corp. Trained at Paris Island, then avionics school at NAS Memphis. Spent a couple months in Fatima, Okinawa flying on C130's, then transferred to a helicopter squadron in Vietnam sometime late in 1968. Came back "TO THE WORLD" in June of 1970. I re-entered Penn State as a business major. Four years undergraduate and two years graduate school (six years bar-tending was the best part of college) then finally a real job in 1977. Got married over term break in December 1975.

Worked four years each in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and then Somerset, as an auditor, a litigation support specialist, then as CFO of an Insurance Company. Came to Roswell, Ga in 1989 for another CFO job and decided to stay.

After a couple similar positions, I went entrepreneurial in 1995 and have since dabbled in a number of ventures, some successful, some not. Semi retired now and spend my spare time gardening and teaching wine making.

School Story:

This is a great site, I look forward to reading all the updates. We were lucky to have Bud and Peggy in our class, they have worked so hard over the years to keep us all in touch.

Don't remember who taught me English, but they would be appalled to know how many of the words used here required spell check. I quit worrying about where the commas go a long time ago.

I weighed 140 lbs when I was running track at AHS, 175 lbs after boot camp and now..... maybe I'll keep that to myself.

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Jul 20, 2021 at 7:31 PM

Happy Birthday Rod, hope you are doing well. Hard to believe we were ever that young. Mussy

Jul 20, 2021 at 7:30 PM

Happy Birthday Mike, hope you and yours are doing well.

Apr 07, 2021 at 12:29 PM

Happy Birthday Peggy, as always thanks for all you do for the class. I know it is thankless work but many of us appreciate the email updates.

Mar 28, 2021 at 12:03 PM

Happy Birthday Goody. Maybe just to Bellwood and back this year. If you make it, all the cake you can eat.

Feb 28, 2021 at 4:33 AM
Oct 12, 2020 at 2:26 PM

Happy Birthday, hope all is well. Stay Safe.

Jul 20, 2020 at 11:46 AM

Hey man, Happy Birthday.

Jul 20, 2020 at 11:45 AM

Happy Birthday Mike

Mar 21, 2020 at 9:00 PM

Happy birthday Gordy. I'm guessing you will celebrate by jogging up to Tyrone and back. If you do that means you can have CAKE.

Feb 28, 2020 at 11:16 AM

Mussey, happy Birthday, & many more to come. Hope you have a great day! Goody

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Happy 245th two days ago (Marine Corps Birthday), Happy Birthday today and Semper Fi brother.

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Feb 28, 2019 at 5:46 PM

Happy Birthday Dick. Hope you have a great day and a better year.

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2014 - The Family celebrating Janet's Mom's 90th Birthday.
Around the back - Dana, Janet, Me, Son JR, his wife Luna.
In front Janet's Mom Edith, daughter Gina, her husband Justin.
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October 2012, the family at my daughter Gina's wedding.
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Dancing with the new Bride 2012.
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