BRUCE Hoadley

Profile Updated: July 10, 2020
Residing in: Sonoma, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: Julie Conger
College affiliations: NC State
UC Berkeley
Occupation/s: Statistician
Children: Kristen E. Hoadley
Darah L. Hoadley
Mitchell L. Hoadley
Comments:

Establishing this web site is a great idea.

School story:

I was a flute player in the band and a basketball player. The two did not mix. The basketball players teased me mercilessly until I decided to quit the band. Their favorite retort was, "Hoadley and his sk#& flute." Bob Barns, the band leader, was pis#%*. This turned out to be a good move. Basketball was a lot more profitable than flute playing. By the way, I played the flute, because it was the only instrument that the family owned and money was short.

Favorite Broughton class:

Algebra II - I still use algebra in my daily life - even at 77 years old.

Favorite Broughton event:

Basketball games.

Many hometowns or mostly Raleigh?

Berkeley, CA. Holmdel, NJ. Morehead City, NC. Sonoma, CA. The last two tied for favorite.

Grandchildren:

6 - when you count adopted and sperm bank Grandchildren.

Great grandchildren:

None

Most beloved pet:

Nino, the Portuguese Water Dog - lives with us now and is 8 years old.

Current hobbies & activities:

Writing a Memoire, Webmaster, IT for Rec Center, Workouts in home gym, Partying - Friends

Best vacation:

Two weeks skiing in Aspen CO for 10 years

Favorite college team:

NC State Basketball - I watch the Mark Gottfried show in CA

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Aug 10, 2022 at 10:39 AM

Happy birthday Howard. I remember that you were in the band, but I can't remember what instrument you played - maybe the clarinet? Do you still play? What did you do for a living? Do you have kids, grandkids, etc.? How did you end up in Selma? I used to have a place in Morehead City, but sold it to buy our Sonoma property. Bruce (aka Yank).

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Jul 23, 2022 at 2:13 PM

Johanna, happy 39th birthday. And thank you for all the work that you and a few others do to keep the class connected. The class of 1957 was a great class and we were all very lucky to go to Needham Broughton - the finest HS in NC. Academically, my first year in college was trivial compared to my Senior year in HS. Cheers, Big Bruce (aka Yank).

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Jul 19, 2022 at 10:50 AM

Happy birthday from one of the other Bruce's. I just realized that Bruce is your middle name, so we have that in common. Is Weaverville named after you? If so, how did you become so famous? Do you still shoot hoops. Even with my low vision, I still shoot hoops on my home court. Cheers, Yank.

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Jun 02, 2022 at 3:30 PM

Happy Birthday Bruce! We have all had quite a life!

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Posted on: Apr 19, 2021 at 7:45 PM

I saw your long explanation about your connection to Betty Jane Van Mater. I don't know where it is on the web site, so I'll respond here. Did you know that Betty Jane and I were married? I am very familiar with Crescent Farm and Holmes VM. During the summer of 1961, I was at summer school at NC State and Betty Jane was living at Crescent Farm. Every weekend, I would drive up to NJ to see Betty Jane. We got married at the end of the summer of1961 right before we left for graduate school at UC Berkeley in California. I went to UC Berkeley, because my mother went to Swarthmore with Clark Kerr, the president of the University of California. After graduate school, I got a job at Bell Labs in Holmdel, NJ - not all that far from Crescent Farm.

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Apr 18, 2021 at 10:22 PM

Hey Bill, were you related to Betty Jane or did your father work at the NC State dairy farm, or what? Betty Jane and i had three children, who all now live in California. My two daughters live next to each other in Berkeley, CA and Betty Jane lives right across the street from them. So, I see Betty Jane frequently even though we got divorced in 1975. I have now been married to Julie Conger since 1995. From 1975 to 1995, I was a bachelor.

BRUCE Hoadley has left an In Memory comment for EDWARD LYNN STINSON.
Apr 18, 2021 at 8:43 PM

Hey Tom, did you.ever try out for the basketball team? You must have been pretty good. 

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Apr 16, 2021 at 12:51 PM

As a statistician I can tell you that Faye was a genius. Not only was she the smartest student in our class, but by a whopping margin. Based on average grade,  Faye was at the top, then a large gap, and then the rest of the students. 

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Apr 16, 2021 at 12:33 PM

Carol's husband, Jim Wood, was the president of the Sigma Chi fraternity at NC State, while I was also a Sigma Chi at NC State. In the Spring of 1960, Jim and I hitch-hiked to Florada for Spring break. On the way back, we stopped in Winter Park, Florida - Jim's home town. While we were touring Winter Park, Jim pointed out Rollings College. I perked up and remembered that Betty Jane Van Mater,  the daughter of my mothers best friend, went to Rolling College. So, we stopped by her sororoty house to say hello. A year and a half later, Betty Jane and I were married. 

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Apr 16, 2021 at 12:12 PM

When we were in the 8th grade, Lynn was the best basketball player on our 8th grade team. He was also tall for an 8th grader. But then Lynn stopped growing while the rest of us grew like weeds. By the time we were Seniors, Lynn was still a very good basketball player, and so were the rest of us.

BRUCE Hoadley has left an In Memory comment for CHARLES EDWARD SPENCER.
Apr 16, 2021 at 12:02 PM

Ed Spencer was a Sigma Chi fraternity brother of mine at NC State. He was training to be an Air Fore jet pilot when his fighter jet crashed. So, Ed gave his life to our beloved country. 

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Posted on: Mar 04, 2021 at 9:00 AM

Hey Sandy, congratulations on reaching the big 82 - now 6 years beyond the average. Everyday we are blessed to have made into old age - more or less in tact. So what is your next project to bring you fame and fortune?

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Feb 20, 2021 at 10:37 AM

Hi Linda, Back in our basketball days, your big bad husband was called Ernest - not Jim. Jim Price just does not sound right. Anyway, happy birthday and say hello to Ernest for me.

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Posted on: Feb 20, 2021 at 10:28 AM

Hi Harvey, I remember that you played in the band, but I can't remember what you played. Remind me and do you still play it. My granddaughter has been playing my flute for years. I am going to get it back and, as an experiment, see how long it will take me to play the flute again. I have not player in 62 years and I am always looking for a challenge. Anyway, see you around the website.

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Feb 03, 2021 at 1:49 PM

I just heard on the radio that the leading college basketball scorer of all time played basketball for Needham Broughton High School - Pete Maravich, who averaged 44 points per game in collet at LSU.

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Dec 03, 2020 at 9:47 AM

I am using Instagram to publish a photographic auto-biography - slowly over time. I add one photo a day. So far, I have posted 50 photos. Each photo has a long caption, which explains the photo.

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Nov 14, 2020 at 11:39 AM

For 37 years I wrote papers for a living at Bell Labs and FICO, so that is all that I know how to do. I have just written another general interest paper, which is available at;
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/b72k7wgeborsz6n/UzwU_i3Rpl ->
Politics -> Political Musings

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This photo was taken in Oct., 2017 in my home office,
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This is the label for the wine made from the grapes in our vineyard. It shows the view from our house in Sonoma, CA. The vineyard is in the foreground. The floating dog is our original grand champion Portuguese Water Dog called Joaquin The Dog.
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Bruce Hoadley in about 2012
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Bruce and his wife, Julie Conger, taken in 2009.
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Making wine from the grapes in our vineyard in 2008.
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Morning View from Bruce's House in Sonoma, CA.
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We owned this house on Bogue Sound near Morehead City from 1987 to 2007. We sold it to buy our current house in Sonoma, CA.
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Bruce's Three Children. Left to Right: Kristen, Mitchell, Darah
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Julie Conger, Bruce's Second Wife. Or, as Bill Shinn Would Say, Bruce's Third Wife
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Hard Drinking Bachelor Between Marriages.
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