St. Louis, Missouri
He served in the United States Armed forces in Japan and Korea.
He was an original member of the St. Louis Magical Heritage Award committee along with: Robert Cole, Roger Linden, Harry Monti, and David Snetsinger.
The first awards were presented to one living recipient and eleven posthumously at a banquet held on January 21, 1995.
In 2003 he moved to Pensacola, Florida.