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Gregg Litchfield

Profile Updated: January 16, 2019
Gregg Litchfield
Spouse/Partner
Barbara (Sloff) Litchfield
Occupation
Retired
Residing In
Loveland, OH USA
Children
Jonathan (1980) Christopher (1983)
Yes! Attending Reunion
Children, grandchildren? If not human how about dog, cat, etc? Names/ages?

Two fantastic children Jonathan (married to Jami) and Christopher (married to Lisa).
Five awesome grandkids with one on the way. Alison (10), Corsten (8), Eve (5), Paris (3), Emerson (1) and ??? (Coming in July.)

What elementary school did you attend? Hamilton, Lafayette, Irving, Catholic School, somewhere else other than HP?

Lafayette

What have you been up to since you graduated?

Enjoying life with my high school sweetheart and the love of my life Barbara (class of 1970)
Graduated in 1973 from New England College
Started working in the computer science field and joined Johnson and Johnson in 1977 and eventually became the IT Executive for one of J&J’s leading franchises (Ethicon) which brought us out to Cincinnati, OH.
Raised a wonderful family,
Played a lot of baseball. Played a lot of golf. Enjoyed staying active with basketball, hiking, biking and running.
Did a bunch of family travel vacations camping and such. Continued to develop my photography and woodworking hobbies.

When was the last time you were in Highland Park?

2010. Not much change other than different businesses along Raritan Ave.

Are you retired or going to retire soon? What do you want to do in the next five years?

Retired from Johnson And Johnson after 31 years in 2008 and loving every minute of it!
Watching and being part of our growing family. Enjoying the grandkids (Did I once have that much energy?) Lots of travel. Staying active playing golf, biking, hiking and other activities. Lots of beach time at our second home in Sunset Beach, NC. Nurturing my artistic side creating watercolors, digital art, woodworking, stained glass, and more.

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Mar 18, 2019 at 9:11 AM
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Mar 16, 2019 at 5:07 PM

Hi Jimmy!

I posted a reply (or I thought I did) a couple of weeks ago. Not sure what happened but am sitting here watching some of the college basketball tournaments and thought of you so I checked into the site and don’t see what I posted. Anyway, that’s for reaching out. Exciting.

You know, of all the tons of baseball I played (high school, college and beyond) that is the one game, and the one play, that I still replay over and over. It is the game we should have had. And yes I remember it just as you said. When that guy hit that single up the middle (on a low inside fast ball that I thought had him) I said no problem, Jimmy will nail him if he goes for third. Sure enough, he goes for third. I go to backup and I had to go behind the bench because of where the bench was situated. Still no problem. Then I see the throw. A laser! One hopper to Teddy who was always reliable. Guy would’ve been out by 3 steps. Ugh, ball skips under Teddy’s glove, thru Mr. Lepines’s legs, but coming right for me. No problem, we’ll get ‘em in a rundown). Then the ball knicks a glove laying on the ground and scoots to my left. So many coulda woulda shoulda’s on that play. You’re right, when Mr. Lepine told me the county championships were my games, I was pumped. I knew they’d be tough games and that we could take ‘me. Oh well.

I have so many fond memories of you and I playing basketball in the Lafayette playground, stick ball, flippin’ baseball cards, those softball games where whenever you got up we just got ready to climb up on the school roof to get the ball after you crushed it. I could go on and on.

I didn’t know your wife worked at J&J Corporate. And I thought I knew everyone there. I knew Frank Torpe and Donald Bowers really well. I spent a lot of meeting time at corporate headquarters throughout my 31 years there. Yes, I was an Ethicon guy. Spend 17 years out in Somerville and got transferred out to Cincinnati to help startup the Ethicon Endo-Surgery franchise. Had an awesome career with J&J. They were always good to me. They couldn’t get me to move back to NJ though so I did a lot of travel back and forth. Retired 10 years ago and am enjoying finding challenges, golfing, biking, hiking, art, travel, etc. and still wishing I could throw a fast ball like I used to. And we’re back and forth between Cincinnati and North Carolina. Spending awesome time with family.

Sounds like you are really fulfilled with being the Dean of the College! That’s Outstanding and quite Impressive. Congratulations!

I’m probably not going to the reunion. April/May are busy months with grandkids birthdays and other stuff going on in NC. Getting to NJ in between all that will be difficult. Have fun if you go.

Let’s stay in touch. So good to hear from you. And say Hi to Pishioneri, my awesome catcher and overall great guy.

Stay well,

Gregg (Lefty)

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Jan 16, 2019 at 9:24 AM