John Baptiste

Profile Updated: June 4, 2010
Residing In: Temecula, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: Yumiko
Occupation: Social Science
Children: Tiana (11), Maya (9), and Sophia (5)
Military Service: U.S. Marine Corps  
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Married 17 years, served 21 years in the Marine Corps (U.S.M.C. retired), acquired a BA in Criminal Justice Administration.

June 3, 2010. Hello everyone...I regret to inform everyone in the class that I will be unable to attend our beloved class reunion this year because of a recent job offer overseas (a managerial/supervisory position) in Japan. I leave this July 6th and will be there from 3-5 yrs.

It was a hard decision for me to make and for many various reasons. I had even purchased my airline ticket back in January, that's how excited I was in coming back home and seeing everyone again for the reunion.

It's a bittersweet feeling, right now, and in a sense, it's really come at a bad time. I had just got accepted into the graduate program at USC, too..it's not going to happen (back burner).....talk about bad timing. But on the flip side, when I weighed it all out, it was a big opportunity for me to get my wife back over to Japan and back to her people (near Tokyo). Additioanlly, after having been in the states for a long time now, her waiting out my time in the military, through all the deployments, raising the family, and everything else for the last two decades, I had to accept this opportunity on her behalf.

In closing , I want all my classmates to know that you will always be in my thoughts and prayers! A special shot out to Valerie Donar! I'll have to be at the next one. LOL

God Bless!!!!

School Story:

I don't know what to call this one, but it certainly was not my finest hour, a less than brainiac moment. I was so excited to see the home economics teacher oneday in my junior year (Mrs. Chambers) that I kissed her right on the cheek in front of the Vice Principle (Mr. McKinley) in the hallway...she instantly took me to the side and gave me a real good reprimand...I'll never forget it! (grin)

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I bumped into you James in 2012 (Bloomfield,Wintonbury Mall area) near an apartment complex one sunny morning as I was visiting the area taking home an aunt of mines.  Much to my surprise as I departed for my rented vehicle you recognized me and called out my name.  We must have talked and reminisced for perhaps an hour about the good times.  Thank you for being honest in sharing your life with me.  That stuck with me.  You still had that sense of humor in you from the our high school days.  You'll be missed my friend and as some classmates have shared may you be at peace now my brother and yes we'll all meet again in the Lords Kingdom.  RIP

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Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:24 AM
Me and my clan, chil'lin at Legoland!
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:24 AM
Me and my Sophia!