Rodney Gobrecht

Reisterstown, Maryland






Goby, his wife Charlene (also Class of ’54), and their two cats live in Reisterstown, Md. He has two sons, four grandchildren, three step children, and five step grandchildren. He worked as a salesman, educator, and administrator. Charlene owned a personal care home and served as a foster parent. They are both retired.  He does volunteer work for his church (liturgist and Sunday School teaching). His hobbies are Civil War tours and softball.


His answers to the “most effective” and “favorite” teacher questions were, “Mary Menges was the best and the worst”, and “I loved and hated Miss Menges.” (Editor’s note: I viewed her exactly the same way. He said it better than I could have.)


He’s traveled extensively throughout the USA including Hawaii, and he’s been to Canada and Europe.


The things he liked best about the 50’s were the music and lower levels of crime and violence. The things he likes best about the 2000’s are the higher standard of living and better health care.


The thing he’s most proud of is … “I spent half a century earning an unawarded Good Conduct Medal.”


Goby served in the U.S. Army 27th Infantry Division. He has a bachelor’s degree from Gettysburg and an advanced degree from Johns Hopkins University.