Bruce North

Profile Updated: July 11, 2018
Residing In Ashland, OH USA
Spouse/Partner Beatrice A. Gudel North
Occupation Retired from Full time. Rehired to Consultant
Children Julianna 1980 Eric 1984 Julie married Ben Richard of Greenwich, Ohio they met at AHS where Ben was More…transfer student. They now live near Chardon, Ohio. Ben teaches Choral Music at Willoughby South HS and Julie home schools her 4 children, Simon, Graham, Oliver, and Laurel. Simon (14) has been accepted at the Lake county STEM school. His math scores can not be measured.

Eric graduated from SUNY at Syracuse NY School of Environmental Science and Forestry. He currently is Head forest manager for the Quinault Indian Nation on pacific ocean, Washington State.
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After AHS68 attended then, Mansfield School of Technology which became North Central Ohio Technical Institute and later North Central State Technical College. Graduated 1970 with Degree of Associate in Applied Science Electrical Engineering. June of 1970 I was recruited to join teaching staff at Fields High School a chartered HS inside the Ohio State Reformatory Mansfield. I taught trade math, blue print reading, and industrial electricity courses as part of a vocational program geared for inmates to obtain employment following release from prison. While at OSR I took classes at Ashland University, OSU and Xavier Cincinnati. 1974 I left OSR took some time off and then enjoyed working at Ashland Samaritan Hospital in maintenance department as hospital's chief electrician. During my service to the Hospital I studied at the West Side School of Technology Cleveland and earned my Ohio Stationary Steam Engineers License. I met my wife Beatrice and we married 1976. 1979 I was recruited by folks at Ashland University to help the director of physical plant as Assistant Plant Engineer in charge of Plant HVAC systems including all boilers and electrical systems. 1981, recruited by The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Co. (HSB), I obtained my National Board of Boiler Inspectors Commission State of Ohio and worked as territory Boiler and Machinery Inspector. Promoted into Claims department I helped investigate large industrial accidents and settle million dollar claims. 1999 recruited by HSB's engineering services division I obtained my Authorized Nuclear Inspectors commission to help support inspection activities at Davis Bessie and Perry Nuclear power plants. I retired from HSB June 2017 after 36 years of service. Subsequently, HSB recruited me to hire back as "Flex Force" inspector to help with manpower issues, vacations and time off for area inspection teams. I enjoy working periodically to help support my 4 grandchildren. I have no desire to travel probably due to the Million miles I drove as an inspector with HSB. I remain in Ashland, Ohio my home town. Although I was born in Mansfield, Dad purchased 3 acres just north of RT42 on RT 603 to build his own home. I started first grade at Mifflin Elementary while we lived at my grandmothers farm, corner of Crider and Laver Rd now called Shelly's Acres. We moved in to our new home 1957 and I finished first grade at Edison Elementary. One of my teachers, Joe Denbow now attends my Sunday school class at Christ United Methodist Church where I help with Trustee duties and attend services regularly.

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Yes, I would attend a class of 68 70th B-day party spring or summer 2020.... Location most anywhere in Cleveland, Columbus, Ashland area. Uniontown Brewing in Ashland would be OK also...

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Hello Class of 68. Yes, I would come to a 70th B-day party spring or summer of 2020.... Perhaps Uniontown Brewing Ashland...

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Got new phone number and phone, 419-606-5048

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Wow, my memory just got jogged. Summer of "69" I was having lunch at the Bob-A-Lou bar on Main with Richard Campbell. Suddenly, a we heard a commotion and noise outside front door. Bam, the front door slammed open and a Harley Davison motorcycle blasts indoors and rolls down main hall engine revving past everyone at the bar and then it turned right and went out the side door into the alley. Now I know who was on the motorcycle.... any guesses....

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This is my great great grandfather and mother, Tunis VanHouten North and Sarah Jane Lofland of Plymouth, Ohio. Tunis was born in Tompkins County, Lansing Twsp, New York 1814. He relocated to Plymouth, Ohio abt 1830 with his father, Roger Davis North of Montgomery Cty, PA. Roger father, Thomas North associated with George Washington and Lafayette during Revolutionary war. Regular meetings and dinner was served to Washington and his army commanders at the "North" homestead along the Schuylkill river adjacent to Valley Forge....
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Jerri lives on Hillcrest at Hale Ave. and my neighbor. She purchased the home of Becky Semler's parents. Jerri is very skilled painter and wall paper expert!

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Bruce North has left an In Memory comment for Paul Nichols.
May 27, 2018 at 4:33 PM

I knew Paul at Edison Elementary.  We played "Marbles" and collected "Cats eyes"   Due to his different appearance he had only a few friends.  I invited him to visit me at my parrents place on Rt603. We rode bikes, played in the creek and went ground hog hunting.  Sometimes on Saturdays I would ride my 3 speed western flyer 6miles into Ashland and meet Paul at his house and we would ride to Brookside Park and then sprint across town for a Root Beer at the A&W.   Great fun!  Will never forget him...

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May 27, 2018 at 4:33 PM

Rich got in trouble early 1970's and did short stint at The Ohio State Reformatory Mansfield.  I worked inside the prison at Field High School 1970 - 1975 teaching math and blue print reading.  I noticed his name on a list and visited him at his cell.  He was terrified.  Rich got out early on shock probation (I left a nice note in his file for his probation officer).  Later I learned he had a good life and many folks loved him...

Bruce North has left an In Memory comment for Mike Wheeler.
May 27, 2018 at 4:33 PM

I grew up on Rt 603 just north of Rt42.  Mike lived south of 42 off 603 about 3mile bike ride.  In the fall sometimes after the long bus#14 ride, I'd jump on my bike with my 22LR w/scope and ride to Mike's family farm.  Meet up with Mike and hike to hay fields where we scoped ground hogs.  Mike had anger problems.  He did not have car privilages so I took him to AHS basket ball games. Once, after a game in Mansfield and driving home, he yelled obsenties at a Mansfield Sr. car while I was driving on Park Ave West.  He said lets fight!  Mike made me pull over into large parking lot where he got out and approached the other fellows.  I stayed in the car. Fists were drawn and fighting began and suddenly Mike's face was being rubbed into the black top.  Other fellows got into their  car and drove off.   Mike did not get up.  I came to his aid applied pressure to his bleeding (first class boy scout skills) and drove him Samaritan Hosptial to get many stiches.  I got home late after my curfew but Dad excused me once he knew what happended.  Mike's sister told me he was married 5 times.  He died while being loved by his grandchildren and at peace....

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May 27, 2018 at 4:33 PM

In many ways I liked Steve.  He got himself into trouble and many folks arround him.  I helped him one fall with wood cutting because of his finanial situation.  I figured my help might keep him out of trouble for a while.  He worked hard when he worked.....

Bruce North has left an In Memory comment for Roger Piatt.
May 27, 2018 at 4:33 PM

I enjoyed Roger's intellect.  Very smart fellow once you got to know him.  Very quiet and unassuming.  I got to work with him several times during his short career.  He was a brilliant mechanic and serviceman for company in New London, Ohio.  As an auditor of technical quality control for Boiler and Pressure equipment I worked with his company's owners, noting Roger's skills unparralled.   His customers and employer loved him.  He died in a tragic auto accident....  I miss him....  

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I went to the Ashland County Cancer Foundation Rock Concert put on by Nancy Wasen at Ashland University Redwood Hall Saturday 5/12. Great music. I met several people long time no see. Nancy did not give me a hug but her jacket and shoes did sparkle......We love you Nancy...

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This is my great great grandfather and mother, Tunis VanHouten North and Sarah Jane Lofland of Plymouth, Ohio. Tunis was born in Tompkins County, Lansing Twsp, New York 1814. He relocated to Plymouth, Ohio abt 1830 with his father, Roger Davis North of Montgomery Cty, PA. Roger father, Thomas North associated with George Washington and Lafayette during Revolutionary war. Regular meetings and dinner was served to Washington and his army commanders at the "North" homestead along the Schuylkill river adjacent to Valley Forge....