Bob Losinger '72 - Alumni Profile

Click Here to Fill Out Your Own Alumni Corner ProfileBob Losinger - 1972
Big Brother: Paul Veneziale '72
Little Brother: Tom Hornyak '72
Offices Held: Vice President

OX: Why did you join Theta Chi? 
Bob Losinger: Hugh McClure '72, Mike Thall '72, Neil Bloomfield '72 and I met as freshmen and wanted to join the same fraternity together. Theta Chi seemed to be our best fit as a group.

OX: What is your favorite Theta Chi memory or story? 
BL: Tom Hornyak '72 wanted to learn to parachute. We were supposed to pick up our dates Saturday night and I was waiting for him to return from his first jump. When he finally called the house, I had to go pick him up at the Center County Hospital because he broke his leg.

OX: What kind of influence has the fraternity had on your life since graduation? 
BL: I cherish the lifelong friends I made at OX.

OX: What is your nickname? How did you get it? Did anyone in particular give it to you? 
BL: Nickname was Brother Pig. Every Sunday I awarded the brother or pledge who had the ugliest date for the weekend. This was posted on a bulletin board in the stairway going up to the second floor and I always had a little poem to go with the award.

OX: Did you live in the house? If so, who were your roommates? Tell us about a memorable time with them. 
BL: I first roomed with Paul Veneziale '72, then Tom Hornyak '72 and I roomed together. We had the room right above the front door and built a bar and draped a parachute from the ceiling.

OX: Where did your pledge class go on their bolt?  What brothers did you take?  Any funny stories you can tell? 
BL: On our pledge trip we kidnapped Brother Jon A. Ritter '70 and left him in the middle of nowhere. We had a step van with a keg on tap (that we stole from the brothers) and after dropping off Brother Ritter we ended up in Elmira, New York for the weekend.

OX: With whom do you stay in contact? And is there anyone with whom you’ve lost touch that you would like to find? 
BLI stay in contact with Hugh McClure, Toby Froehlich '72, Tom Hornyak and Ken Slaby. I am now playing in theTheta Chi open golf event and have reconnected with some other brothers from my time

OX: Tell us about your family. Have you married? Do you have children? 
BL: I have been married to Becky Engell since 1973 and we have 2 sons and 1 grandchild. Becky was sweetheart of Theta Chi our senior year.

OX: What do you do for a living? 
BL: I am the Controller for a private country club - Minnesota Valley Country Club. I have been in the golf business since taking early retirement from Honeywell after 23 years.

OX: What hobbies do you enjoy?
BL: In my free time I play golf, league bowl and volunteer at a local community radio station. I have done a number of my own radio shows but mainly work as a station engineer.

OX: What are your goals for the next few years? 
BL: To retire from a full time job, spend more time at our Florida condo and find some part time work to keep me in gas and beer money.