I was born in Hollidaysburg, PA., on August 24, 1934, the second son and third child of Pearl and William Wentz.
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.
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.
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