Sherwin "JAY" Siegall

Profile Updated: March 15, 2015
Residing In Miromar Lakes (Naples-FtMyers), FL USA
Spouse/Partner Alyn
Occupation REALTOR
Children Bari Bagby 1971, children Kara (18) Lauren 13;
Chad Siegall1973 wife Kari, children Tanner (7) Braylin More…(5)
Brett Siegall 1981 wife Rachael from Bristol England. Dogs Duke & Scrappy
Military Service Army  
School Story

Class rank at ETHS was an embarrassing official 891 out of 919!
First year at Buena Vista College (600 students) in Storm Lake, IA population 4000 in the entire county! Only place that would take me!

Then 1.5 yrs in Champaign at U of I Had to leave due to grades!
While working 60 hours per week in Furniture store I continued at:

One semester at Central YMCA community. Made Deans list.
Two years at Roosevelt University! Needed on freshman level philosophy course about Aristotle, Socratese, Homer etc. Just could not read and retain all that double talk stuff. Got married 6-7-69 day after my last class and continued to,work full,time without school.

Having 160 hours credit but not one required course to graduate, in 1981 while living in Hollywood, FL I went to VISIT THE DEAN OF THE BUISINESS SCHOOL at Roosevelt. We negotiated thru many issues since grad requirements had changed in 13 years plus residency requirements. He agreed if I took 2 400 level courses he approved at a school he approved and got B's, I would get my BSBA degree! I went to night school for the 2 courses at Florida Atlantic University. WALA!
After functionally being a college grad for 13 years, I now really had the degree. Really did not make a difference in my life as I have always been self employed since 1971!

I do believe that ETHS HAS A HUGE EFFECT ON WHO I AM and the Evanston school system. While obviously not much of a student, I got more from the osmosis of sitting in that school system for 10 years than many of the average classmates I encountered at 5 different colleges.
Even with out personal effort, Evanston made me prepared!

I think I may have the distinction of having one of the lowest class ranks to actually graduate from College with a 4 year degree! I owe it to where I came from and the influences of being surrounded not only by a great school system but by the diversety and motivation I witnessed in my classmates and competition in athletics and real life experiences at ETHS!
Wow, did I write all that?
With love to ALL that made up,our class at ETHS. Even with out specific courses, ETHS AND growing up in the Evanston, we were better prepared for life than many of our peers!

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Posted on: Sep 22, 2018 at 1:34 PM

Karen: Thanks for sharing your Nichols and Mrs Morton stories. You were fortunate to have her for home room and LA & SS. What did Borchard teach?
While I have memories of Mr Pace, Ms Ryan, Minie Jane Drey Ms Craane and Mildred Vitek (science and home room) I have NO recollection of a math teacher.
Hope you are well and will see youat next reunion!

Sep 10, 2018 at 9:03 AM

HBD Art and thanks for your work assisting Fred on the website.

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Aug 30, 2018 at 8:20 AM

Happy Birthday! Hope you are well and having a great celebration!!

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Posted on: Jul 07, 2018 at 8:50 PM

AWE! SOO so sorry to read about your loss of Vanessa. I recall you telling me about her illness the year after we visited. Please stay in contact. My email E-mails I have sent you have gone unanswered! Sending my deepest heart felt condolences and love!!!!!!!
Think of you often as I communicate some with Donna Lee and see posts on this site from your friends.. Couple weeks ago I was in Chicago and introduced my grandson to Bill's on Asbury. Thought about you then as we also drove by 1414 Brummel!! Gr 5-1387. I recall calling that number more than a few times!! Be well my friend and hope to hear from you and see you in Florida or at 55th reunion in Sept 2019.
Hugs, Sherwin!!

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Feb 01, 2018 at 3:18 PM

Happy Birthday Bonnie! Congrats and enjoy your new lifestyle! Only a short 64 years ago we were in Mrs Schwartz's 2nd grade class at Oakton School!

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Belated Happy Birthday! Have lost your number though you may have cancelled your land line. So sorry to hear about Harold! my email same Are you on Face book?

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Apr 30, 2017 at 7:33 PM

I SO agree with RUTH Gross how I feel about the loss of both those I knew and didn't know. The beautiful comments from both those who knew and did not know them. I am so touched and saddened by each loss of former Wildkits and how their families must be affected.. I have learned so much from this website and treasure both the good and bad news.          Hamrin: Where else could I learn you walked 6-8 blocks with a squirill under your pant leg!!!!  Be well one and all and Thur the aches and pains of aging Listen to you body's talking to you. I ignored some minor angina symptoms while,playing tennis for about a month. Finally I decided I was being stupid and went to the Dr. Couple,days later I had a stent placed in a 99% blocked artery. Procedure was a piece of cake and I have NO activity restrictions, just impossible Diatary guidelines. Point is listen to your body's talking to you and avoid being the subject of these pages. Lovingly remembering all my ETHS classmates and wishing all good health.. 





Apr 30, 2017 at 4:30 PM

Just looked st 2nd grade Oaktin School. Don't recognize any one as Mike Silverman. Need to ask him. I believe I recognize: Mrs Schwartz, LOWELL ? ( had red hair), robot Sheridan, Barb Kirchhoff, Lee S (blond hair) Bonnie Robinson, Eileen Maday and Rita Politzer..

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Happy Old People's day!

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I remember when!!
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Kiwanis Little League team.
I remember faces but only names are Bisoulis, Schultz and my Nellie Fox, JC Higgins glove for 2.98 we bought at Sears in Evanston.
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OPTOMIST Pony League team.
I remember Schwimmer, Schwartz, Sidney Casselberry, Borre and his father. Remember the rest of the faces but can't come up with names.
Posted: Aug 25, 2014 at 12:08 PM
4th Grade Dawes 55-56 mrs Hoteling's, teacher
Posted: Aug 25, 2014 at 12:04 PM
3rd grade Dawes, Jan 1955. Teacher Ms Kafer
Posted: Mar 15, 2015 at 12:15 AM
Great experience with Mario!!!
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