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Richard Wagner

Profile Updated: June 23, 2015
Richard Wagner
Residing In:
San Rafael, CA USA
Mary Katherine Elks
Retired/Research Ethics Administrator
Military Service:
Yes! Attending Reunion

Was student at Villanova for 3 semesters, Chaplain's Assistant in army (with dog tag religion "no preference," for 2 years, never got sent to Nam), married at 20 to Catherine J. Allen (3 wonderful anthropology books; look 'em up), MA in English from University of Illinois (unfinished dissertation on hitting the road in American literature), spent year in Peru for 1st wife's graduate research on Peruvian animistic coca-chewing pagans, moved to San Francisco Bay Area after divorce and hooked up with California feminist anarchist pagans, got tired of being poor and ended up in research ethics administration at University of California San Francisco (a health sciences campus... we reviewed over 6000 active studies trying to make sure researchers were treating human research subjects according to regulatory and ethical standards... helped develop first ethical guidelines for human embryonic stem cell research), married Mary Katherine Elks from Scotland Neck, North Carolina in 1992 (was I lucky!; I'd never owned a television, and she hadn't either, and we still talk with each other a lot), retired a couple of years ago, and working a little now with a community based organization and statewide energy conservation program currently trying to reach out to diverse populations (who are the majority in California).

I'll update my Facebook page soon; I was sharing it with my wife for a while, but we have our own now.

School Story:

I had several dear friends and generally felt as if I was an outsider. There were a lot of people I wasn't a close friend with about whom I have good memories.

What elementary school did you attend?


Do you remember the 60s?


On Facebook


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

Turnbull Avenue.

Since there's no other place to add this, I'll say again that I'll try to update my facebook page soon (as of 5/3/2015). And hello Mark Snyder.

Probably won't come to reunion, but still considering...

What is your favorite song from 1965?

Arrgh! Don't ask that! "It's a lesson too late for the learning..."

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.


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Happy Happy Birthday to you Dear Rick! Remembering fond times from our high school days! Wishing you a wonderful day filled with special memories, much love and fun, much happiness and many blessings!!

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Posted on: May 04, 2015 at 3:05 AM

Wow, have been in touch with only one person from class in past several decades. I wish everybody well. I'll update my much neglected Facebook page soon.