James Edler Edler

Profile Updated: November 30, 2014
Residing In: Woodstock, GA USA
Spouse/Partner: Dottie, we met and married at Kent State Univ. Best decision of my life!
Children / Grandchildren Darin, married to Michelle, 2 daughters, living in Milwaukee. Darin and Michelle are in professional/executive More…roles at GE.

Ryan, Married to Melissa, 1 daughter and one son. living and teaching High School near Stow, Ohio. Melissa is self-empoyed and working on her Doctorate.
We simply love being Grandma and Grandpa!

Grandkids:
>Julia, 8
>Emma, 6
>Lexi, 6
>Owen, 4
Class of 1960 or 1961?

'61

Grade school attended?

Homewood Grade School

Background regarding time from HF days to today:

Attended Carroll College, Kent State Univ. and Doctorate at Univ. of Mass. In school or worked in WI, OH, CO, MA, MD, CT & NY.
Married Dottie in '67. Two sons, Darin (35) and Ryan (33) Michelle and Melissa are dear daughters-in-law, 3 granddaughters and one grandson.

Dottie is retired from teaching Spanish, I am retired from GE Aircraft Engines and the faculty of GE's Leadership Development Center in Crotonville, NY. We have enjoyed great kids, travels, learning and our families. Since GE, I love the volunteer work I do at a local hospital. (Testing newborns for hearing problems and teaching a course for hearing aid users) I am also very active in some community action groups. My professional work focus has included extensive Consulting, Training and Management Development, Anti-Racism work, Change Leadership, Human Relations and University Counseling.

A major loss to our family was my twin brother, Rich's death in 2002, a special man that many of you will remember fondly. After the loss of his 18 year old son, he and his wife, Kitty, launched an LA Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, a world-wide support organization for families who have lost children. He authored several books and touched thousands of lives professionally and as the President of The Compassionate Friends. He would have been ecstatic about connecting with high school friends and the 50th reunion.

Dottie and I love time with the "Kids" and grandkids, travel, family, the outdoors and community work. Photograpy, cooking, fly tying and fly fishing (salt and freshwater) keep me off the streets. Dottie taught middle school Spanish and is the kind of teacher you want your kids and grandkids) to get.

What has been your occupation?

Human & Organizational Development/Change Ldshp.

Comments for your classmates:

I am struck with the impact connecting with High School friends has had on me. I guess our roots do run deep and the importance of so many of you in helping shape who I am today is precious and valued tremendously.
I wish you all the very best and hope we can connect at the Reunion... I'll be the one who hasn't aged, gained weight or grayed at all...

Click Here to See a Slide Show of Jim’s recent trip to South Africa and Tanzania

Favorite HF (Bloom or Thornton) Story:

Too many to select one... Friends, laughter, baseball, football and coming of age all stand out

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Happy wonderful Birthday and huuuuge hugs to you and your family, Terry. Think of you often and hope your day is full of fun and meaning for you!

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Warm Birthday Greetings, Terry!!!
Wishing you and your family the best. Have a super summer as you recover from your wild and fun Birthday celebration

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Sharon, so sorry about your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.... You always impressed me with your "can-do" attitude and you sure can do the healing you need in the future- Wishing you strength and support!

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Warm Birthday wishes, Terry! Sending some hugs but no time to gift wrap them!!! Be well-
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Happy Birthday, Sandy! Thinking warm Spring-like wishes for a ton more wonderful Birthdays!!! Best to Charlie too!

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All Smiles (2009); Pictured are four generations of the Johnson family. Front Row: Doris (my mom), Michael (my grandson), Middle Row: Me, Jennifer (my daughter), Back Row: Bryan (my son).
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Happy Birthday, Terry and hugs to that gorgeous family! I have been so frustrated at not being able to connect with you--- I've tried phone and email and never hear from you so something is amiss. If you get this I'd love to reconnect!
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