Personal: Age 99 (turns 100 on March 14.) Wife, Virginia, died in 2009. Has two children, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Education: Graduated from Holgate High School in Northwest Ohio.
Professional: Retired in 1979 from Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. after 45 years.
Activities: Volunteer at Good Neighbors Food Center for 36 years. Officer for the Ellet Golden Keenagers seniors group. Served in leadership roles for 67 years at High Street Christian Church, including deacon, elder, trustee and board chair. Still active in the church.