Bob Schaumann

Profile Updated: March 15, 2020
Residing In: Jaffrey, NH USA
Spouse/Partner: Diane
Occupation: Sales Training/Marketing Consultant/University Professor
Children: Kerith Noelle (Kerri), born January 1977
Bethany Roanne (Beth), born September 1981

Two More…Grandchildren -- Aubrey Elizabeth (September 2008)
Brennan Martin (January 2011)
Military Service: United States Navy  

Maybe when I am 85...

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Hi Everyone!

By way of background, I went to Villanova for undergraduate -- MBA several years later. Met a Prendie girl while at Villanova -- Diane Bensing (some may remember her from Hilltop), who graduated from the Villanova School of Nursing. Against her better judgement, she agreed to "walk down the aisle" and meet me at the altar. We were married on Dec 27, 1969, and lived in Willow Grove for three years. Moved up to NH in 1972, during which time I was in sales, sales training, sales management, and marketing management for three different companies. Two girls -- Kerri and Bethany -- and two grandchildren. We have two rescue Brittany spaniels -- Murphy and Shelby -- and live in the small NH town of Jaffrey, following 26 years in Amherst NH.

After thirteen years in the Navy (active duty and active reserve), honorably discharged as a full Commander in 1995. Spent time in the Middle East (it sure was friendlier back then) and my last billet was Executive Officer of a naval combat unit. One Navy Reserve drill weekend, our wardroom had a new officer join us -- I saw the name tag (Foery) on his uniform. He was as surprised to see me as I was surprised to see him -- Nick, who drilled with a sister MIUW unit to mine, was on vacation in New Hampshire and needed to fulfill his monthly reserve drill requirement. Needless to say, we didn't work too hard that weekend -- lots of catching up and reminiscing, as we both were "in love" with Joanne Cave!

[By coincidence, I still keep in touch with Joanne -- she and I were married the exact same day in 1969, but were unable to attend each other's wedding. As a further co-incidence, my best friend growing up on Harrington Road - Mark Tieger (he moved to Abington when 13) - got married the exact same date, too. Diane, when she gets mad at me, suggests that perhaps I should have gone to THOSE weddings...]

Diane and I have been blessed with good health and three communities in NH in which we have both been involved, doing everything from being a firefighter/EMT to elected town moderator (runs the town meeting and elections). It's been a wonderful ride, and I look forward to doing what I have been doing for several years for many more to come, God willing. This also means teaching in the MBA programs at several universities as an adjunct professor, as well as traveling internationally doing consulting work in the area of sales development and communication skills. Retire? Nope! When not doing all the above, I completed two one-year terms as president of our Rotary Club and serve on two other boards of directors. I am slowly driving Diane nuts!

Speaking of which, I've been blessed with a wonderful wife for many years... we celebrated our 50th anniversary in December 2019. Diane says that if she ever had known me in high school that she never would have married me! :) Can't say I would have blamed her!

Life is good -- all are invited to visit if you get up this way! It was wonderful to see everyone at our 55th. For those in our class who wanted to make it to the 55th in September 2018, but - due to unforeseen circumstances were unable to join us - there will be a "'63 turns 75" in September 2020. Stand by for details...

In the meantime, with the coronavirus going around, keep those hands washed. Good health to all!


School Story:

Miss Weiser, after giving me a "5" in 8th grade English in 1958, changed the grade to a "1" in 1990. Drop me a line if you want to know what happened!

I remember the Friday night "hops" - fifty cents to get in; sodas were a dime. Great times. Two small spotlights high in the ceiling meant that there was a lot of "making out" going on, given how 'dark' the gym was. George Sosson (who passed away in 2016) spun the records. Then, one night, a chaperone caught someone sniffing glue in a paper bag. That ended THAT dance that night.

For the next few weeks, the lights were so bright that you could have landed aircraft in the gym. The various HHS clubs that ran the dances and used the monies for fund-raising complained to the administration because attendance was down. The next week, the administration relented, the lights were again lowered... and Fords once again danced and "made out"!!

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Oct 15, 2020 at 7:41 PM

Cheryl, another year of celebrating a "39th" birthday, but let's hope your next one is pandemic-free. Happy Birthday!!

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Janice, joining us for the class Zoom call that is taking place RIGHT NOW??

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Jun 13, 2020 at 9:09 PM

Jean, a Happy Birthday to a fellow escapee from the Class if 1963. Since you live in Abington, why not plan to come to the "'63 turns 75" celebration in October?!?!

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May 22, 2020 at 10:39 AM

Hi Dave, Diane and I are going to be in Durango Aug 19-21. Get together for a cold one?

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Posted on: May 22, 2020 at 10:37 AM

Hi Bink, Happy Birthday to a fellow VU guy!

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Posted on: Mar 29, 2020 at 9:09 AM

Ed, always good to wish a Happy Birthday to a fellow veteran. You and Lucy Prager share the distinction of being two of our younger classmates, as most of us hit 75 this year. A good day to you -- and a hello to Ellen (she won't remember me, but I remember her from HHS).

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Mar 29, 2020 at 9:06 AM

Lucy, nice pictures that you posted a few years ago. Where's one of you, now that you are "thirty" years older? At 74, you're one of the younger ones in our class -- lucky you. Happy Birthday!

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Mar 29, 2020 at 9:04 AM

Hi Donna, Happy 75th... with more to come. Hope to see you in September!

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Posted on: Mar 27, 2020 at 10:01 AM

Hi Linda, how did we miss your birthday?. Happy 39th... or is it 49th?. I will trust that Larry treated you nicely on your big day, and I will look forward to seeing you both in September for the "'63 turns 75" soiree. In the meantime, so that I don't miss your next birthday, allow me to be the VERY FIRST to wish you a Happy Birthday for that NEXT birthday in 2021!!.


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Posted on: Feb 02, 2020 at 11:10 AM

Hi Don, we head out to Breckenridge and/or Durango each year for a week in August. This year, I am hoping to catch up with Laird Carlson and Dave Nulton, both neighbors in the Durango area. Bill Bloomquist lives in Connifer and his sister, Sara, in Frisco.

Yes, I know where Littleton is.... just south of Denver proper. I will echo Rich Vincenti's comments and reflected on your response. Interestingly, we have a place not too far from Jaffrey, NH (where we live) that offers equine therapy to veterans. It's been very successful and helpful for many of our military who returned from overseas with a variety of emotional issues.

I looked for your profile that Rich mentioned, but could not see it other than that you are a) not retired and b) went to Manoa. Sounds as if you have a variety of experiences that have led you on a long train ride... but it appears that you have arrived at a destination of your choosing with your horses. Good. Some people never get off their train.
Hope this finds you well and thriving... still picture you playing sports at HHS.


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Posted on: Aug 16, 2019 at 8:49 AM

Happy Birthday six days early, Diane, to one of my favorite classmates (and a fellow Reunion Committee member, too). Eat lots of cake and wash it down with your favorite vino!

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Aug 16, 2019 at 8:47 AM

Hi Dave, Happy Birthday to a fellow Navy vet, one whose service to humanity in Phoenix has not gone unnoticed by this classmate (or others in class). Hope your day is a great one!

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