My Story

Graduated from McDonogh School in 1957.  Lived there 7 years as it was a military school then. Graduated with a B.S. from Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1961.  Now known as Carnegie-Mellon University.  Following college joined the Maryland National Guard (29th division) and was assigned to Fort Sill, Oklahoma, for six months of active duty. Served for six years in the division artillery headquarters at Pikesville Armory and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant.  Joined the printing firm of Schneidereith & Sons, Inc. which was a partnership of five principals and was elected president in 1968.  The business specialized in museum catalogs, annual reports and general commercial work. In the mid-1990s the entire printing industry started going downhill with huge volumes lost to the internet and competition from Asia.  The business was sold to an out-of-town company in 2005 and I retired in 2010.

Married in 1962 to the daughter of a former Baltimore Rotarian and settled in Timonium, MD. There we raised four sons and now have ten grandchildren; four of the eldest are now college graduates

Industry Affiliations:

Board of Directors – Printing Industries of Maryland (1964-74 and 2002-05).  Past Secretary & Treasurer.

Former member – Printing Industries of America’s Environmental Conservation Board


Civic Affiliations:

Rotary — 57 years of active membership

President in 1980-81

Currently Vice-president – Baltimore Rotary Foundation

Past President – Student Scholarship Trustees of Baltimore Rotary

Board of Directors (25 years) & Vice-president – The Children’s Home

Past President – Kidney Foundation of Maryland

Past Secretary of Board of Trustees — Baltimore Museum of Industry.