Richard 'Dick' Jones '60 (aka Curby) - Alumni Profile

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Offices Held: Treasurer

OX: Why did you join Theta Chi? 
Richard Jones: Great bunch of guys.

OX: What is your favorite Theta Chi memory or story? 
RJ: E.T. Gifford---(Giffy) many stories-some unfit for pub. Trips to Poe Park or forest -- after hours snacks in kitchen.

OX: What kind of influence has the fraternity had on your life since graduation? 
RJ: A lifetime of working with people.

OX: What is your nickname? How did you get it? Did anyone in particular give it to you? 
RJ: Curby---I had a reputation for excessive drinking--ending up sitting on the curb in town.

OX: Did you live in the house? If so, who were your roommates? Tell us about a memorable time with them. 
RJ: Louis C Brast. Great buddy.

The time he was asked for drivers license and he gave the Belfont cop a picture of his dog. Cop let us go. Amazing..

OX: Where did your pledge class go on their pledge bolt/trip? What brothers did you take? Any funny stories you can tell? 
RJ: Don't recall---may be buried in my mind. 

OX: With whom do you stay in contact? And is there anyone with whom you’ve lost touch that you would like to find? 
RJ: Many years ago Tom Herrala. Recently John Coleman. After grad, Jim Coleman stayed in my home town and we partied many times.

OX: Tell us about your family. Have you married? Do you have children? 
RJ: One daughter, three boys, six grandchildren. Wife Connie died in 1994--We married in 59 and lived together in State College. Remarried 2001 to Marcia- and two new step-granddaughters.

OX: What do you do for a living? 
RJ:: Retired insurance agent, Now seasonal employee with CT DEP-heading up safe boating classes in Eastern Ct. Just received my Coast Guard License.

OX: What do you do with your free time? 
RJ: On the boat and various charitable clubs.

OX: What are your goals for the next few years? 
RJ: Operate a boat commercially.

OX: What organizations are you involved with in your community? 
RJ: Officer with United States Power Squadron's, Manchester unit; Past President -twice- and officer of Bolton Lion's Club; Volunteer teacher with St of Ct DEP-Boating Safety.