The Weight Guesser and the deep history of Rocky Glen
BY JACK SMILES, CITIZENS’ VOICE CORRESPONDENT
Published: April 10, 2016
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A lot of local Baby Boomers have such fond memories of Rocky Glen, the legendary amusement park near Moosic, they feel as if they grew up there.
Marty Wanielista did.
Wanielista, 74, today a retired University of Central Florida engineering professor, was just 8 years old when he went to work at his father’s Rocky Glen concessions. His father, Martin, and his brothers and family ran games of chance, a dart game and a shooting gallery and young Marty worked them all.
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Martin’s son, Marty, graduated from Avoca High School in 1959. His parents encouraged him to go to Scranton University where he joined ROTC. He served two years in Army Medical Service Corps, setting up waste disposal and drinking water systems for camps.
He got a master’s degree from Manhattan College and doctorate from Cornell in environmental systems.
A stormwater expert, he headed a research group at UCF that was the first to identify storm water as a pollutant. They developed a system that utilizes used tires to filter stormwater. Though retired as a full time professor, he still works as a researcher and has new patents for methods for the removal of nutrients and the reuse of stormwater.
Marty has been married 50 years to Betty Kusimerz from Dupont. They have two daughters, Marla and Victoria, an engineer and a teacher and two grandchildren.
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Wanielista, Marty [MC????]
[JR: And great story of Americana!]
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I believe that Marty is a member of the Class of 1965.
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
Wanielista, Marty [MC1965]
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