He lived his early years in New York City.
His formal education includes Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.
He was a decorated combat medic in World War II.
He was a teacher, school principal and school superintendent.
He acted in community theater and film.
He currently resides in a New Jersey adult retirement community, active in local and veterans' affairs.
He has two children, four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
He is at peace with himself and wishes peace for all mankind.