The Last 50 Years: " Short " Bios

Bruce Waechter

Camp Miller:
1951-'52 Aquatics

Life after Miller:
1956 BS in Mechanical Engineering, Lehigh University

Less than a month after graduation from Lehigh, my wife Janet and I were married. We celebrated 50 years of marriage in 2006. We have three children, Rick, Susan, and Jill, with eight grandchildren.
After graduation, I joined GE on their three year Manufacturing Management Program with assignments in Schenectady, NY, Paterson, NJ and Lynn, MA.

In 1959, I took a “permanent” job in the Space Division in Philadelphia and except for a four year
stint at SKF Bearings, remained with GE-Space until retirement in 1994. My final position was as
manager of program operations for a satellite ground terminal.

We have lived in the Ambler, PA area for over 50 years. We are avid Lehigh football fans, including
attending over 50 Lehigh-Lafayette games. I spend a large amount of time at our church where I
have chaired the finance activities for over 20 years, and I do a fair amount of driving and visiting
for the Cancer Society and other organizations.

Our family enjoys good health—we are blessed—and my wife and I enjoy traveling including trips to Europe, China, South Africa, Egypt, New Zealand and Australia. Both Janet and I play tennis or racquetball several times a week and I also enjoy skiing. Life has been good.


Bruce Waechter
Aquatics See 1956


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