I was born in Hollidaysburg, PA., on August 24, 1934, the second son and third child of Pearl and William Wentz.
My older brother and sister were Melvin and Alma Wentz. Alma was killed in an automobile accident in 1942, at which time I was a third grade student at the Gaysport Elementary School of Hollidaysburg.

During my eighth grade year (1947) at Hollidaysburg Junior High School, my parents moved back to the nearby area in which they were born and reared - a region known as Morrisons Cove.
Our home was in the Taylor Township area, outside the town of Roaring Spring, which had a population of about 2,500 at that time.
I finished eighth grade at the Taylor Township school and then attended four years of further education at Morrison Cove High School, located near Martinsburg, PA.

I graduated in 1952 and was hired immediately out of school as a cub reporter in the editorial department of the Altoona Mirror newspaper in Altoona, PA.

I worked full-time at the Mirror until September of 1953, when I began studies at Penn State ( then designated a College but soon upgraded to University status). I continued working part-time at the Mirror, during college breaks and summer vacations, until my graduation from Penn State in 1957, at which time I entered the U.S. Navy.

I was married to the late, former Priscilla Macgregor-Brown of Edinburgh, Scotland. We have three children - Broni, Thor and Kyle.

I am a member of:

Theta Xi
Social Fraternity

The American

The Retired Officers

Veterans of
Foreign Wars

U.S. Navy Public Affairs
Alumni Assoc.