Saturday, January 28, 2012

Westinghouse Memories

Jean Giaimis just posted this request on the popular Facebook page "I Grew Up in Bloomfield, NJ":
Folks, I really need your help. I'm trying to contact people who either grew up in the Watsessing area or worked in Westinghouse or knew people who worked there. I understand if you are busy and don't have the time to speak with me, so I've created a one page survey that you don't even have to put your name on. After speaking with some people, I've expanded time frame: 1938-2000. Please know that anything you reply to will be respected as confidential which in this case means that no names will be used. If you are willing to fill out the survey, you can contact me or you can call me at 973-736-5873. Thanks for your help!


Cassidy's Hopalong said...

My dad worked at Westinghouse in Bloomfield his entire life..and never missed one day of work his whole work career.
His name is Philip Mc Hugh and he worked his way up to Foreman of the Light Division..after coming to the US from Ireland at the age of 16..with an 8th grade education..He was the smartest, most well read man I have ever known...
He passed away in 2003 at the age of 89.
His wife, Muriel Fernald McHugh is still living and 87 years young.She worked at Westinghouse for a short time as well, fell in love with my dad, got married in 1948, and raised 10 children in the years they happily spent together.
Feel free to contact me with questions..

Cassidy's Hopalong said...

This is in reference to the person who was looking for people who worked at Westinghouse or who lived near Bloomfield.

Jean Giaimis said...

Hi, I just found your post on Bloomfield GreenWays. I'm still working on my book, and would like to get in touch with you regarding your father, Philip McHugh.

I'd appreciate it if you would consider sending me an email.
Jeanne Giaimis

Laurie Cassidy said...

Hi Jeanne
This is Laurie Cassidy. My dad was Philip McHugh.
My mom is now 89 and going strong!
My email address is
Looking forward to hearing from you.