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Don Krotee

Profile Updated: December 6, 2020
Don Krotee
Don Krotee

Then

Don Krotee

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Don Krotee

Yearbook

Yes! Attending Reunion
Residing In:
Corona del Mar, CA USA
Homepage:
Occupation:
architect
Children:
Wendy ('69), Paz ('87) and Gina (('89) and three grand children Josh, Annabelle and Zach.
Military Service:
No, dodged but, Dad was a bird Colonel....
Grandchildren:

Josh, Annabelle and Zach Pontious

Comments:

Married 1968
moved 1968 to Tucson
graduated 1971 U of A, B Arch
moved to San Diego to intern 1973
moved to Orange County, complete intern 1974
licensed and started biz- 1975
divorced 1978
married 1981
moved to Newport Beach 1983
Paz 1987 (Ph. D Immunology program, UCLA)
Gina 1989 (B Arts UCLB- mortician)
divorced 2010
detached/rupture achilles tendon in Mar 2012
off the crutches June 2012
doing a little more painting 2013
doing less painting in 2014
doing more painting in 2015 and created an Educational Foundation
doing more painting in 2016 and having a knee replacement in
2017- walking and golf but still going in to work once or twice a week.
2018- doing more painting and traveling.
2019- gave back money I made
2020- the year to enlighten and remind how fragile things are and how lucky we can be. (so far)

School Story:

My best times at school were on and off the soccer field. But, the Hootenanny phase and the 5 string banjo were highlights. I'm grateful for Mr. Inghram, who helped with subjects and predicates, Saltarelli for architecture, Ms. Weiser for the glimpse of both the unknown and what was possible, and my homeroom teacher, Joe, who ran homeroom like a Hill Street Blues morning meeting. Now that there is this site, Instagram, Facebook, remembering many more stories with so many Classmates has been so much fun. My very best to you all.

What elementary school did you attend?

Went 1 month at Oakmont and then, Brookline

Do you remember the 60s?

Yes

On Facebook

Yes

I lived on "X" street during my time at HHS

Edgewood Road- down the street from Heath (Norm) and Debbie Lobb and around the corner from Pete Bowen, John Woodward ('66), and Bill and Diddy Hazlett. I walked to school with Tom Horn, Jerry Kyle, and Bill Cantwell.

What is your favorite song from 1965?

Midnight Hour

I agree to have my address, email, and phone number on a class list available to classmates. It will not be available to the public and not to be used for any solicitations.

Yes

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Dec 10, 2020 at 10:42 AM

I saw Ted's birthday announcement and saw you were on FB- Happy birthday and I shot you a friend request.

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Dec 06, 2020 at 10:39 AM

Doing a bit more painting and enjoying the trips to the studio to dodge the virus bug and to work on a painting or two. You can see some of the work on Instagram and #donkrotee.art and local online news feeds like https://www.stunewsnewport.com/index.php/component/search/?searchword=Krotee&searchphrase=all&Itemid=101

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Hi Gary- Welcome aboard and hope you are well. There is a great many of us on Facebook, not that we love the mass surveillance and dodging the "targeted adds" but, it is convenient to stay in touch. Be well and I will look forward to hearing from you- you can always shoot me an email at dkrotee@krotee.com too. Very best, Don Krotee

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A very Happy Birthday Don. Hope you have a great day.

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Still, venture to Mammoth Mountain in Central Sierra Nevada.
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There is a lot of original artwork at #dokrotee.art on Instagram, a little for view at https://www.stunewsnewport.com/index.php/component/search/?searchword=Krotee&searchphrase=all&Itemid=101
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Since the 2014 election, even the rain can't get it right.
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Long Beach- Shoreline- the best, internet, the cleanest power, the most quiet place to walk to La Opera and the way to easy close reach to the Isthmus.
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Drawing and painting now, nearly as much as anything else.
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The kids and teachers in Public Education are the most worthy of any clients.
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Still, venture to Mammoth Mountain in Central Sierra Nevada.
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Posted: Oct 05, 2020 at 5:42 PM
There is a lot of original artwork at #dokrotee.art on Instagram, a little for view at https://www.stunewsnewport.com/index.php/component/search/?searchword=Krotee&searchphrase=all&Itemid=101
And, some at the company site:
https://www.krotee.com/water-colors
Posted: Sep 24, 2017 at 1:23 PM
Since the 2014 election, even the rain can't get it right.
Posted: Sep 24, 2017 at 1:19 PM
Long Beach- Shoreline- the best, internet, the cleanest power, the most quiet place to walk to La Opera and the way to easy close reach to the Isthmus.
Posted: Sep 24, 2017 at 1:13 PM
Drawing and painting now, nearly as much as anything else.
Posted: Sep 24, 2017 at 1:11 PM
The kids and teachers in Public Education are the most worthy of any clients.
Posted: Sep 24, 2017 at 1:07 PM
Time will wait for no one.
Posted: Sep 24, 2017 at 1:07 PM
This is a water color of an old admired colleague and the media is the latest dilution of all the rest of my time...