And Heeeerrrrreeee is the one and ONLY .............. Craig 'JET' Dennis. This nickname is more popular than my real name. It all started in 6th Grade at Grant Elementary School. My home room teacher, Felix Meale was the originator of 'JET'. This nickname has followed me for 50+ years. I am 59 now. So if you want to find me, don't ask about Craig Dennis, ask about 'JET'. Chances are, everyone knows JET. Graduated June '68. In March, '69, Enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Gary Winslow, Bob Nestor and myself, all signed up at the same time at the Federal Bldg. All three of us went to boot camp together in Waukegan, Ill. After that, we all attended Boilerman "A" school at the same base. Upon completion of school, we parted ways and I went to San Diego to meet my ship, the U.S.S. Rogers DD-876 (Destroyer). saw 3 tours of Vietnam and may far east ports of call. July '73. finished tour of duty. After a time at home, got my first good job at Community College as a maint. Tech. Within a year of working there, I joined Duquesne Light Co. Started at the Shippingport Atomic Plant. In the coming years, worked my way up to Scrubber Plant Att. at the Phillips Power Station. After 2 years there, I took a test for Draftsman in the Telecommunications Dept. of Duquesne Light. I advanced from a step 3 to a step 8 in 3 years and I have remained as an 8 since that time in 1984. I have 35 years of service in now.
I got married in Aug. of 1985. Have 2 step children. Married now for 23+ years. Daughter Jennifer is married and has given us the gift of 3 Grand children. Tanner 4, Camren 5 and Alyson 10. What a joy! We have lived in a plan in North Fayette for 21 years. Susan (wife) is a registered nurse with a Bachlors Degree in Nursing and works as a Home Health Co. Patient asseser. Daughter Jennifer is 32 and is currently going to nursing school. Doing rather well too. My stepson Tim is 30 and is currently a professional dancer on Broadway. Very accomplished and very well known in that industry. He resides in Brooklyn and works in Manhatten.