Archive for Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Neighbor: Gerard Aligo

Gerard Aligo

Gerard Aligo

September 2, 2009

Occupation: Professional educator (high school/middle school teacher)

Family: Wife, Linn; two sons, Scott and Tony.

Place of birth: Hoboken, N.J., also the birthplace of Frank Sinatra.

Q: When did you move to Tonganoxie, and what brought you here?

A: I moved to Tonganoxie in 1979. for my first teaching/coaching job at McLouth.

Q: What's the biggest risk you've ever taken?

A: Leaving Hoboken, N.J., and going to McPherson College sight unseen.

Q: What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given?

A: Hard work pays off. My Mom and Dad instilled that in me.

Q: What three things would you want people to know about you?

A: I love to teach, coaching football and the New York Yankees.

Q: What did you want to be when you grew up?

A: A fireman.

Q: What's your ideal vacation spot?

A: Going back east to Seaside Heights, N.J., to the ocean and walking the boardwalk.

Favorite things

Song: “Whole Lot of Love” by Led Zepplin.

Color: Blues, blacks and reds.

Food: My Mom’s homemade raviolies and meatballs with red gravy.

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