Skip Aluisy

Profile Updated: June 27, 2019
Residing In: Pembroke, MA USA
Spouse/Partner: Susan Hampton Edwards
Homepage: www.netglobalboston.com
Occupation: Founder, New England Trading Global- Metal Brokers
Children: Four-
Maude 1990 , Graham 1992, Bay and Jane 1995
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Bought a 180 year old horse barn 30 minutes outside of Boston and my wife and I spent 2.5 years converting it to a house and offices for work. Been here since 1987. Have four kids, all out of college and working. Most far from home.
We spend time doing things like skiing, tennis, boating and Travel. Also do volunteer work with homeless, and various causes. I've gotten old like all of us and a lot bald, but otherwise doing pretty damn well.

School Story:

American University, School of International Service,Graduated 1979.
Never was much of a scholar but still learning lots of things now.
Most important thing I learned or experienced in college came when I walked and hitch hiked home from El Salvador to Boston. in 1976. Took 4.5 months and changed my life.

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Skip Aluisy has left an In Memory comment for Robert Bowker Jr..
Oct 16, 2017 at 8:33 PM

I don't even know what to say exactly. I'm just typing because I feel like I have to. I have to talk about a a guy I have loved since I was 15 years old. I met Bowk my first week in Old Saybrook. We were freshman in that little high school there. He was a big man on campus even as a freshmen because he was a varsity caliber althlete in basketball and soccer as soon as he hit the ground. Bob seemed a little ahead of the rest of us in everything. I think he even had hair on his chest by then. He dated one of the most beautiful girls in our class.  Upper classmen slapped him high fives in the hallways, he got  invited to their parties !

I surveyed the situation from the outside, I watched the scene play out in front of me. Everyone loved this guy

Bowker. He was bright. He was funny, a great smile and ..... this giant head.  

We were both on the soccer team, so I imagine that's where I first met him. He was a budding star on the field and I sat at the end of the bench. I can't imagine how we became friends,  but somehow we did.  By the time we were Juniors we  were inseparable. Friends for life.

We proablably played 1000 games of cribbage together, We spent dozens of hours swinging our feet out on the pier at Knollwood Beach talking about life and walking the beaches around town looking for parties or  summer girls to meet.

He was with me the day I found out my Dad had passed away in our sophomore year. He was with me the night I came home from my first date with my first love. We laughed so much together tears would be coming out of our eyes. With his brother  Bruce,we were the fastest  track relay team in our league.

I admired his faimily, His Dad  and Mom seemed so solid to me. HIs Dad,  Bob Sr.  was the kind of guy we all wanted to be. Never said too much, just cool  and dependable. He would sit at the end of the kitchen table lisitening to us with a smirk on his face.  He drove his pick up truck around town doing surveying work, always kind of leaning out the window with a butt in his hand, checking things out.

We thought things would stay happy. We'd stay close. Life would go on and our kids would one day play cribbage together.  But it did't work out that way. Things for Bowk began to change at the end of our Junior year -- he was still funny as hell, smarter than most, but you could feel him drifitng away.

Over the years, I reached out, from college, from different cities I lived in. He even came to my house here in Massahusetts once and we went out fishing and canoed a river together. It was so good to see him. I visited him whenever I was close to Old Saybrook and we would go for a walk at the beach and vist our old spots.like the pier at Knollwood Beach.

I was just talking about Bowk yesterday to my wife and my son because we were out on our boat on that same river we canoed  that day,  And then, I came to work today and got this e-mail from our class webiste and tears just welled up in my eyes.

I loved Bob Bowker and always will.

15 for 2 Bowk. See you soon.

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Posted on: Jul 31, 2017 at 10:58 AM

Kate, Nancy, Molly and Hank at Molly's graduation from VRHS.
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