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Robert Irving Kimmel

Robert Irving Kimmel PhotoRobert Irving Kimmel
TitleManager / Technical Consultant
Current OrganizationThe Paxton Herald / Communications Systems Design Associates
Type of OrganizationPublishing / Engineering Design and Sales - Satellite System Phone Equipment and Satellite Phone Service
Area of DistributionCentral Pennsylvania / 7 Middle Atlantic States
University/DegreeBucknell University
BornJanuary 28, 1923, Uniontown, Pennsylvania
Honors & AwardsAmerican Red Cross Life Saver Medal
Published Works"Emergency Communications During the 3-Mile Island Accident", "Effect of Speed Control Radar on Pacemakers"; Retired Dir., Communications Div., Pennsylvania State Police
AffiliationsExecutive Director, Greater Edgemont Senior Center; Board of Directors, Salvation Army; Life Member, American Legion; Board of Directors, American Legion Post 272; Past President, Pennsylvania Engineers Society; Past President, St. Marks Lutheran Church; Past President, Atlantic Chapter Public Safety Communications Officers; Life Member, Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association
Hobbies & SportsGolf, photography, reading
Work HistoryJoined the newspaper in July 1979 to program and maintain the typesetting computers. Manager since 1981. Major investigative pieces; Federal Court Case-Several top echelon Pennsylvania State Police Members found to have invented a crime against a Black Sergeant to deny promotion to Lieutenant; Federal Court Case where Township leaders invented health hazard to prevent manufacturer from constructing manufacturing facility; Series about the misuse of Federal funds in group of community housing projects. Series led to complete withdrawal of HUD funds from City of Harrisburg, PA for almost 2 years / Communications Systems Design Associates: Outgrowth of Sept. 11, 2001 disaster, company serves to provide emergency communications equipment-service to Public Safety Agencies
Military ServiceU.S. Air Force, Radio Navigation Instructor
ChildrenDonna Jean, 9/9/46; Robert F., 10/12/54; luAnna, 6/3/58; Kevin, 11/7/60; Gregory, 9/3/65; Grandchildren: 9; Great Grandchildren: 1
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