Steven Wells Tobey Willinski

Profile Updated: October 18, 2018
Residing In: San Jose, CA USA
Class Year: 1971
Occupation: Technical Writer
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I changed my name from Tobey Willinski to Steven Wells in 1980. I went to MIT and got a degree in physics, went to Stevens Institute of Technology and got a Masters in Engineering. I was married for some years to a PV class of 72 alumna.
I worked with lasers for a dozen years, then became a CAD guru, and now I'm a technical writer in Silicon Valley. In 2008, I ran as the Libertarian candidate for the US House of Representatives, California 16th District. Of course it's just about impossible for a non-Democrat to win here in La-La-Land.
Meanwhile, like many in the country, I'm spinning my wheels, going nowhere in a hurry while documenting software components for various giant ecommerce companies.
If you'd like to reminisce about old times or new, you can contact me directly at my email.

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Oct 17, 2018 at 9:04 PM

Steve.....don't know if you saw my comment on Jim's profile but I offered up the name of Michael Hallet. Does that ring a bell?

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Posted on: Jul 09, 2017 at 8:52 PM

So sorry to hear about Roy. I remember my former brother-in-law fondly from when we were all so much younger, though not quite as young as the attached picture from the 1971 PV Yearbook. I offer my thoughts and best wishes for this difficult time.

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Posted on: Jul 21, 2016 at 12:28 PM

Happy Birthday, Rose! Have a great day today and always. Enjoy these pix of my assorted kitty children through the years.

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Dec 11, 2014 at 12:33 PM

I think we were in 8th grade when I first visited Dave at his house. He lived at a remote location within Totowa's boundaries but was a long bus-to-school distance along Preakness Avenue when accessed via roads. But if we walked over the “mountain” along the dirt trail that was eventually to become part of Columbus Avenue, his house was not too long a trek. Dave had a huge tree house that was high atop a large sawed off tree. At some point, he rebuilt it on the ground into some immense structure that had a front porch, electricity, and amazing amenities. Dave and a group of friends (in which I was included) had some interesting sleepovers there watching awful movies on late night TV, and in the middle of the night, we visited a nearby unlocked model home, going inside just because we could.


I also recall a standout event at high school. It was just after New Years, and the very first chemistry class held in the brand new East Wing. We were each going to be sticking the thin end of a thistle tube (a long, thin glass tube with a funnel-like end) through the hole in a rubber stopper. Our teacher, Captain Kiick with his meter stick, warned all of us to hold the tube near the front end to prevent breakage and possible accidents when forcing it into the stopper. Shortly after, we heard the sound of glass breaking, and Dave was standing there with a broken thistle tube stuck through his hand. What a way to inaugurate the new Chem Lab!

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