David Arken

Profile Updated: June 1, 2018
Residing In: San Jose, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: Katie
Occupation: Retired Engineering Manager
Children: Mollie (11-8-78) and James (3-8-82)
Grand Kids Mollie - Katelynn 4-25 2007 and Elezabeth 12-31-2009: More…James - Zachary 12-6-2009
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Left "A" the day after graduation and have been in San Jose Ca for all but a few years hear and there, Cal Poly Grad Mechanical Engineering 1970 and came right back here to SJ to live and love.
Have been with Katie for 45 blissful years, married for 41, 2 kids Mollie the CPA with 2 girls, James the Civil Engr with 1 son, they all live with in 100 yards of me, they say it's to keep me under control.
Worked in computer disk drive business for 36 years, mostly in management of Equipment Engineering and various other management roles, retired 3 times and made it stick in June 2006. Spent my last 6 working years traveling in Asia working with disk manufactures, I'm one of those million mile guys. Spent 9-11 in Penang Malaysia, had quite an experience getting home.
Have enjoyed life since leaving HHS, great loving family. Enjoy fishing, hiking, walking and my long time love car racing. Still build and drive a single seat road race car, coach drivers, teach high speed competition driving. We have season ticket to the SJ Sharks and the SJ Rep and belong to several of the San F arts programs. We love road trips and spent 2 weeks around my 65th around Zion and Brice, doing 3 weeks in July (2013) into Canada around Banff.
Like to judge grade school science fair because they always teach me so much.
Still keep up sorta with Linda Peterson Chapman, Jack Groves, David Roberts and Norman Ely.
Went through the big "C" and I'm 5 years into the 5. Every day I wake up is a bonus day and I do my best to enjoy it. I'm a vegetarian, 2 days a week, walk 3-4 miles a day.
I have an actual e-mail address arkend@sbcglobal.net
Books enjoyed recently:Art of Racing in the Rain (it is not about racing):Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption biography of Louis Silvie Zamperini an Olympic runner’s and his story of survival in WWII as a prisoner of war in Japan; Steven Jobs biography: Michael Moore, Here Comes Trouble
Play enjoyed recently:Monty Python in search of the Holy Grail
Musical treats: Rosanne Cash in Santa Cruz; Musical theater; Million Dollar Quartet

School Story:

Hated high school, it was the worst time of my life and it has all been great since then. There were fun times for sure and friendships and memories and I'm looking forward to seeing people again. I'm sure there was no better high school in Albuquerque and I'm proud to be a grad.
My shop teacher at Wilson Jr, Mr Wayne Trump stood watch over me and made me learn trades I could use to make a living; he went on to HHS when we did and he kept looking after me and made sure I did not drop out. The trades he taught me put me through collage he was the person I called when I graduated from Cal Poly and when I get to "A" I call him to say thanks. A real teacher can change a life, he changed mine and I'll always be grateful.

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Aug 21, 2019 at 2:06 PM

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY, wishing you many more!

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Aug 03, 2019 at 11:31 AM

Happy Happy Birthday and wishing you many more, hope the day is filled with fun and love.

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Jul 04, 2019 at 4:47 PM

Happy Birthday, hope it is a great day for you!

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Posted on: Jun 26, 2019 at 11:03 PM

Well it's that time of year again, and wishing you a very very HAPPY BIRTHDAY, sorry I could not call today but soon. Thank you and Trish again for taking care of my California friends, they really enjoyed your site seeing suggestions and the afternoon drinks.

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Posted on: Jun 22, 2019 at 10:51 PM

Happy Birthday Judy hope it was a good one!

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Posted on: May 21, 2019 at 10:37 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Sara hope all is well for you and you have wonderful filled day doing what ever you please.

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Posted on: Apr 25, 2019 at 9:14 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, and wishing many more years to enjoy the great family your have.

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Apr 02, 2019 at 8:50 PM

Hi Carmen, hope you are having a wonderful day, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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Jan 29, 2019 at 12:49 PM

Happy Birthday, so if you add up all the years and places, have you had more birthdays out of the USA vs other parts of the world? Hope you enjoy the day and have lots of fun.

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Jan 22, 2019 at 6:43 PM

Hope it was a happy birthday, it looked that way on FB.

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Jan 08, 2019 at 7:56 PM

Jack Groves and David Roberts, well I managed to miss both your birthdays so I'm writing one note and doing the cut and paste; Jack gets first billing because his birthday was first. You 2 guys have been my friends since way back and have always treated me with respect and it is greatly appreciated. We must get together in 2019, even KT says so and in the family voting system she has 1.1 to my 1 vote, lol. Thank you both for who you are!

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Jan 27, 2019 at 3:28 PM

Posted on: Jan 08, 2019 at 7:56 PM

Jack Groves and David Roberts, well I managed to miss both your birthdays so I'm writing one note and doing the cut and paste; Jack gets first billing because his birthday was first. You 2 guys have been my friends since way back and have always treated me with respect and it is greatly appreciated. We must get together in 2019, even KT says so and in the family voting system she has 1.1 to my 1 vote, lol. Thank you both for who you are!

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Dec 27, 2018 at 8:12 PM

Happy Birthday, nurses are the best!

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Dec 21, 2018 at 11:23 AM

Happy Birthday! I have a million miles on AA traveling to Asia, wonder if I was ever one of your passengers.

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Dec 16, 2018 at 10:41 AM

Happy Birthday

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Happy Birthday!

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Dec 13, 2018 at 2:20 PM

Happy Birthday!1

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Dec 06, 2018 at 1:13 AM

Happy Birthday, have you retired for good yet?

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