The Karamanol family moved to Wayne, NJ,
August 1952, from Astoria, Long Island, NY. In the 3rd
grade, I attended the Preakness Grammar School. In the
4rth grade, Lafayette Grammar School was completed 1/2 way
through the school year, so, we moved in. Teacher was
Mrs. Alloway. In 1957, I attended Anthony Wayne Junior
High School until moving to Wayne Senior High School in
1959. I graduated from Wayne Senior High School June
In February 1963, I signed up for two 3 year tours with the
50th Armored Battalion and Headquarters Company at the, Lodi,
NJ Army National Guard Armory. First 3 years was
assigned to the Communications Maintenance section, Signal
Corps. The second 3 years, I joined the 50th Armored
Division NJ Army National Guard Band located at the Elisabeth
NJ Army National Guard Armory. Also, served as the Band
bus driver. I obtained my honorable discharge on
February 13, 1969.
I attended RCA Institutes of Technology,
Lower Manhatten, NYC; and, graduated in the Specialty area of
Electronic Systems and Devices, November 29, 1966. I worked at
RCA Electronic Components and Devices Engineering, Somerville,
N.J. as an Engineer's Aid. Also, worked in Computer Devices,
Inc., Hawthorne, NJ before going to Montclair State College
for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in the School of Industrial
Education and Technology. I was invited into the Honors
Fraternity: Epsilon Pi Tau in 1971; and, graduated with Honors
I began my professional and married life with my new bride,
Alice Mamounes Karamanol, January 1967 at R.C.A. Electronics
Devices and Components Engineering Plant in Sommerville,
N.J. I worked as an Engineer's Aid.
Next I began working at Computer Diodes Corporation as an
Electronics Bench Technician. I left to attend Montclair
State University, Upper Montclair, N.J., September 1969 as a
Freshman. I graduated from the School of Industrial Arts
and Technology, Montlair State University on January 31, 1972.
I received 2 New Jersey State Teaching certifications:
Teacher of Industrial Arts and Teacher of Technical
My first job as a teaching professional was at the Parsippany
Troy Hills Public School System in Parsippany, New
Jersey. I taught Electronics and Industrial Arts
subjects in both High Scools. I served 4 years as
Varsity Fencing Coach at Parsippany High School on Vail Road,
Parsippany, N.J. ... where I lived for 31 years.
In 1978, my wife, Ali, quit teaching to stay home with Alisa
and Jason during the formative years. This caused me to
seek a higher salary position with AT&T Bell Laboratories
in Whippany, N.J. I worked as a Senior Technician for
Loop Engineering for 1 year. I was promoted to
Management in AT&T General Departments, Tariffs and Costs,
Basing Ridge, N.J. During my 15 years with AT&T as a
Telecommucations Regional Manager I performed several
positions in Cost Accounting, Computer Systems Analyst in the
Finance Department, Computer Lab Administration, Site
Management in AT&T Information Management Systems and
Project Management in AT&T International.
I semi-retired from AT&T, Morristown, NJ, January 1993, as
a Regional Telecommunications Manager (Morristown locations),
Telecommunications Site Manager (Morristown and Basking Ridge
AT&T work sites) and End User Support for AT&T
Management in Morristown and Basking Ridge locations.
I retired from East Orange, NJ Public School System, June
2006, after serving for 13 years and 2 months (functioning as
a Teacher of Technical Education and Technical Occupations ...
head instructor for the Cisco Local Academy, East Orange
Campus High School).