Mike Barnes ('64)

Profile Updated: September 2, 2014
Mike Barnes ('64)
Residing In VICTOR, NY USA
Spouse/Partner Available
Occupation Retired
Children Barbara, born 1969
Michael J, born 1979
Military Service US Air Force  
Yes! Attending Reunion
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I leveraged the wonderful ETHS education into BSEE and MSEE degrees at Northwestern, then IIT. Started late... I spent a few years in the Air Force first, over in Europe, to get my head on straight.

I have several patents - one on the original Portable Cellular Telephone from Motorola (1978 - long before cellular went live), and another on the entire Cellular system, from Harris RF Communications in Rochester, NY. I managed product development groups at both companies.

For the past 20 years, I managed various Engineering, Marketing, Customer Service, and IT groups globally (US, Asia, Ireland, Scotland, UK, Sweden), for the dominant supplier of "transformer" instrumentation for Power Transformers in the Electric Utility industry. A ton of wonderful travel over the years.

I did a lot of community theater after graduation, and I've been singing in the "Lyric Chorale," Rochester, NY for the past dozen years.

I'm finally retired, but looking for a possible teaching job.

School Story

Not much to be said.

I performed in a ton of chorus and musical events. (Among them, leads in Kiss Me Kate, Little Mary Sunshine, Take Me Along, Carousel, and West Side Story).

I swam for two years and taught swimming all four years.

I'm still in touch with former music and theater teachers, Bill Ditton and Ken Sole.

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Nov 27, 2018 at 1:28 PM

Happy Birthday, young lady!!

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Nov 16, 2018 at 12:32 PM

Have a most Happy Birthday, Libby!!

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Oct 01, 2018 at 8:38 PM

Posted on: Oct 01, 2018 at 2:34 PM

Hey, Ace... have a most Happy Birthday!!

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May 27, 2018 at 7:46 AM

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Jan 10, 2018 at 7:34 PM

Happy Birthday, Judy!!

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Oct 08, 2017 at 6:45 AM

Posted on: Oct 07, 2017 at 10:18 AM

Hey, Ira - Happy Birthday!

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Sep 30, 2017 at 7:10 AM

Posted on: Sep 26, 2017 at 11:05 AM

You're not allowed to have a Birthday! Stay young. A "Happy" one, anyway.

Jul 30, 2017 at 11:23 AM

Amost Happy Birthday, Roy!!

May 26, 2017 at 3:33 AM
Mar 18, 2017 at 4:33 PM

Bill - an early Happy Birthday to you!

Dec 11, 2016 at 8:16 PM

Happy Birthday, Gloria! ????

Nov 16, 2016 at 8:43 PM

Now I'll wish you an On Time Birthday!! All the best, Libby.

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Nov 10, 2016 at 10:48 PM

Posted on: Nov 09, 2016 at 10:15 AM

Libby - a very early Happy Birthday to you!

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May 27, 2016 at 11:12 PM

Posted on: May 26, 2016 at 3:33 AM

Mar 14, 2016 at 10:05 AM

Happy upcoming Birthday, Sue.

My Aunt lived in Coeurd'alene for many years and loved it.

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Aug 26, 2015 at 7:10 PM

Posted on: Aug 26, 2015 at 10:33 AM

Greg - Are you going to be at the reunion? Hopefully! I'm signed up for all the events.

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Aug 24, 2015 at 10:40 PM

Posted on: Aug 24, 2015 at 2:57 PM

Alexis - Have a very happy upcoming Birthday