Joseph T. Renaldi was born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He spent most of his youthful years in Windber in the Western Coal Region of Pennsylvania. For many years he lived in Frackville located in the Anthracite Coal Region of Pennsylvania. He spent forty (40) years in the field of education and is now retired. Since his retirement, he has devoted much of his time to the visual arts such as writing, painting, drawing, and woodcrafts.
His basic life resume consists of the following: Education: Windber High School,Windber, PA, Western Maryland College, Westminster, MD. Military Service: USAF - Japan, Korea, and the United States.Married to Doris Hawk of Littlestown, PA for fifty-eight (58) years. Children: Jan R. Renaldi, Morrisville, NC, Daniel J. Renaldi, Frackville, PA, Lori Renaldi Waqar, Harrisburg, PA. Grandchildren: Briana Marie Renaldi, Wilmington, NC, Lindsay Nicole Waqar, Harrisburg, PA.
Positions held: Assistant Football Coach, Tachikawa, AFB, Tachikawa, Japan, Assistant Varsity Football Coach, Western Maryland College, Westminster, MD, Head Football Coach and Teacher of Government and Economics, New Cumberland High School, New Cumberland, PA, Head Football, Basketball, Baseball Coach, and Teacher of Latin and History at Frackville High School, Frackville, PA, Assistant Varsity Football Coach at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. Teacher of History and Economics, Defensive Football Coordinator, Head Track Coach, Junior High School Basketball Coach in the Saint Clair Area School District, Saint Clair, PA. He served as an Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent in the Saint Clair Area School District, Saint Clair, PA. for approximately twenty (20) years.
The History or Story Behind His Site:
When he was in the field of education, he did a considerable amount of writing involving educational programs, but he had never written a novel. Since his retirement he began to write about subjects he knew best and enjoyed the challenge.
He always classified writing as a hobby along with his other interests.The observations of the many episodes, incidences, and events that he witnessed while living in the Coal Region and serving in the Armed Forces influenced his interest in writing. He had the opportunity to observe and witness the difficulties and hardships encountered by the people who had to depend upon coal mining to earn a livelihood. He was appalled at the massive destruction caused to the environment by strip mining which is still being done in various parts of our county. The environment of the Coal Region has caused him to write and speak about the importance of conservation and to protect the interests of our posterity.