Philip J. Kassner

Profile Updated: August 20, 2017
Philip J. Kassner
Residing In: Milwaukee, WI USA
Spouse/Partner: Colleen Kassner
Occupation: Photography
Children: One daughter and one step-daughter
Military Service: U.S. Army Europe  
Class Year 1967
Yes! Attending Reunion

Retired from a 38 year career at EnerSys-Delaware Inc. Senior Service Engineer
Retired from Curator of Photography, Gallery Grand

Now doing photography full time.
Most recent publication: Coffee Ennui
Also in print: Photo-documentation of Kochanski's Concertina Beer Hall

Part time computer repair and data recovery.

Formerly active in the Milwaukee and Chicago poetry scene. Now doing the Moth Slam story telling. Was a finalist in the previous season.

School Story:

Attended John Marshall 1962-1966

Even though I graduated from West High School in Madison, WI

I consider myself a Marshall alumnus and would have been in the class of '67

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Philip J. Kassner has left an In Memory comment for Robert Aronin.
Mar 26, 2020 at 3:33 PM

This is very sad news. I did not know Bob personally but Renee was one semester ahead of me in my sixth grade class with Mr. Galatzer. Most of us at Marshall would have know who Bob was simply because he was at the top of the page in the 1962 year book for 11th grade. (No senior class.)
Just 30 people for us youngsters to look up to an admire.

I imagine Bob was among the very first graduates from Marshall.

Looking back, it was quite over-whelming to make the transition from a small grade school to a large Junior-Senior High. It was nice having someone to look up to.


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Jan 28, 2018 at 11:48 AM

Welcome. I still remember you and your brother. Hope you are well.

Aug 20, 2017 at 1:06 PM

Thanks for posting the photos Renee Aronin. You were a semester ahead of me in Mr. Galitzer's 6th grade class. He was absolutely the best teacher I ever had (including HS and college) and I suspect you feel that way too.
Many years later I ran into him again at my daughter's middle school.
I returned on conference day and talked to him for over an hour. He remembered in detail every student he ever had. He knew more about my friends that I even did. Hope you are well.

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Apr 21, 2016 at 3:33 PM

I sure remember him well, this is sad news indeed.


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Sep 26, 2015 at 9:51 PM

Posted on: Aug 31, 2015 at 12:57 PM

IIRC you were in my mechanical drawing class...the only girl! I thought that was pretty neat!

Jul 12, 2015 at 3:34 AM
Apr 12, 2015 at 8:36 PM

NY tour was run by the Meyer & Dietel agency and we stayed in the Edison Hotel. I recall spending time with Michael Lerner, Connie Fox and Howard Tarnoff. I stole this hanger from the hotel. My wife and I go to NY every year and once even stayed at the Edison. I even considered returning the hanger but thought better of it.

Apr 12, 2015 at 8:33 PM

OK folks> Who went on that class trip to NY in 1966? It got my career as a photographer started . First time I ever used a 35mm camera and I've been behind the lens ever since.

Apr 12, 2015 at 8:30 PM

My wife, Colleen will be retiring from her position as gallery director, to paint full time.

Apr 12, 2015 at 8:29 PM

Here is a photo of me with my daughter , Heather

Philip J. Kassner has left an In Memory comment for John Aegerter.
Apr 05, 2015 at 7:33 PM

Very,very shocked to learn the news when I did a Google search for his obituary. I knew him since grade school and he was my mentor. My life-long career was started from his teaching and encouragement.