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William Hempel

Profile Updated: March 11, 2018
Residing In:
Tamarac, FL USA
Spouse/Partner - wedding date:
Divorced
Current Occupation:
Semi-retired. Do some marine/fishing sales. eBay
Children:
Lauren Elizabeth, born 1981. Living in Jacksonville, Florida with her husband Kevin and two children
Military Service:
U S Navy  
Grandchildren:

Jalyn Dean 3 yrs, Hadyn Dean 6 months

About My Career:

Mostly mechanical engineering in the commercial air conditioning industry, Senior Squipment Estimator, VP of Applied Products Valuation, and much more. Been with Carrier, McQuay, York. Have designed assembly lines for Chrysler (St. Louis Truck), Ford Motor (St. Thomas, Ontario plant). Plumbing Designer, HVAC Designer. Supervisor for a marine repair yard. Marine Equipment Salesman. And a saltwater fisherman on the side.

Redford Memories:

Looking for Tom Dudley, Bill Ramsey, Kenny Russeau, Patricia Munyon, Dan DeMare, Jim Hazel, Harvey Larson, Joel Maxey, Sandi Yops, Marlo Gervais. Memories of the Old Mill, and various drive-in restaurants like Giegers out Grand River, etc.

What grade school(s) did you go to?

Mettital, Pitcher, Emerson Elementaries. As newer schools were built I was transferred to them. Apparently I lived at an address that warranted it. 18699 Stahelin. Got special permission to go to Redford High when we moved to 18922 Harlow below Seven Mile Road, (east of Southfield and before it was an expressway)

College (w/degrees):

U of Mich (night school)

Years of Service (military):

U S NAVY 1960-1963

Family/Travels/Events:

Family used to travel a bit in the fifties and saw over twenty four states plus Canada's Hudson's Bay. Been to 38 states total, plus Canada (who hasn't). Also Mexico, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands, Bahamas, England and France.

States/Countries: (where have you lived?)

Lived in Michigan, California, North and South Florida. Florida Keys.

Do you spend part of the year at another address?

A bit of it on my Ankona Native Skiff. Flats fishing in the Florida Keys, Flamingo on Florida Bay and Banana River practicing light tackle and fly fishing for Bonefish, Tarpon, Permit, Snook, Redfish, etc.

Comments:

I also do a bit of writing off and on for some local fishing magazines

School Story:

Engineers Aide School, Port Hueneme, CA,
1960-1963 (3 Year Hitch. sign on day before 18, get out day before 21. 2ND Class Petty Officer, Honorable Discharge.
U of Mich evening classes for conveyor design engineering.
U of D Creative Writing
U of Miami Marine Law

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