Joe Grinkewicz

Profile Updated: May 29, 2019
Joe Grinkewicz
Residing In: philadelphia, PA USA
Spouse/Partner: theresa
Occupation: teacher
Children: Joe 1983
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went to peirce college and west chester state BSEd worked as a phila. school district sub. teacher for 3 years, taught 12 years in private schools, worked in Phila. school district administration for 22 years, currently teaching at Creative and Performing Arts HS in Philadelphia
Traveled throughout Europe, South America, Central America and parts of Africa. last summer we returned to europe for a few weeks and visited belgium, the netherlands and portugal. this summer, we went to ecuador and the galapagos islands. my wife took the bailout from the school district and retired while i still teach. just moved to old city. something we always wanted to do.
June 2019, finally retiring. Moved north to NoLibs last year. Going to travel some and then who knows?

School Story:

earl howell and i were called the gold dust twins by mr. nojonas? our Junior Business Training teacher (how quaint) and we always assumed it was due to our blonde hair and irasciable behavior but now i'm not so sure. this year i was teaching about the Jim Crow era and i urged students to discover products that were still advertising throwbacks to that time (Uncle Ben's rice for example) a student brought in an ad from the 1930's or so about a cleaning product called the gold dust twins. i was a bit taken aback since it was probably the first time i heard that reference since olney. 2 little cherubs graced the ad and they would help you clean your house quickly and easily. strange reference.......strange teacher

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Dec 05, 2019 at 4:03 PM

Just retired in June 2019 after 35 years in the Philadelphia School District. Also, just returned from Prague, a favorite city of mine. Going to Israel and Jordan in January and Spain in March. Moved from Old City to Northern Liberties last year. Other than that, biding my time working around my son's home. It's nice to finally blow away those Sunday evening blues.

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Mar 02, 2019 at 8:33 AM

Like Mike, I too knew him as Robin.  One memory I have of him was him telling us about how he was at the Brussels Worlds Fair of 1958.  I believe his telling  gave me a bit of wanderlust; the desire to travel.  In Brussels a few years ago, I saw from a distance the Atomium, a relic from the fair, and thought immediatly of Robin.

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Dec 31, 2017 at 11:28 AM

Happy birthday, Joe

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Oct 01, 2015 at 8:33 AM

The obit was from the 1980's.