Ralph James Amsbaugh

Ralph James Amsbaugh
Ralph James Amsbaugh

For those who have not heard:

Ralph James “Jim” Amsbaugh, 78, of Roscoe died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013.

Born Aug. 5, 1934, in Mansfield, Ohio to Ralph H. and Alberta E. Amsbaugh. Married Joan J. Kerr on June 2, 1956, in Iberia, Ohio. Served his country as a Marine in Korea. He was a corporate accountant for many years in Ohio, Indiana, and Rockford before starting his own print shop in New Jersey. In Ohio he was very active in the Lions Club and was elected to the post of District Governor covering 16 counties. He loved to watch the Chicago Bears with his family and spend time with his many friends at his camper at Lake Koshkanong.

Survivors include sons, Jon (Shirley) Amsbaugh of Roscoe, Jay (Pam) Amsbaugh and J.R. (Alyssa) Amsbaugh of New Jersey; daughter, Janet Fogle of South Beloit; brothers, Arthur (Janet) Amsbaugh of Mansfield, Ohio and Bill (Rosetta) Amsbaugh of Wheeling, W.Va.; sisters, Linda (Don) Blackburn of Westerville, Ohio and Dianna (Joe) Parsons of Heath, Ohio; brother-in-law, Harold Chambers of Perrysville, Ohio; sister-in-law, Lynda Amsbaugh of Conover, N.C.; grandchildren, Dana (Dave) Corey, Danielle (Larry) Hanley and Joe Amsbaugh, all of Machesney Park, Nicholas Amsbaugh of Rockford; many step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents; brothers, Tom and Raymon Amsbaugh; sisters, Kate Coulter and Marian Chambers; and grandson, James Fawcett.


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Star Trek

We saw this yesterday and I must say it is, by far, the best of all of the Star Trek movies. While I must take exception with one tiny little part of the movie (it has to do with McCoy), it really brings forward most of the back story of all of the main characters. It is both light-hearted and serious, which is what made the original series so great. The story line also leaves a LOT of room for more movies (and, can I dream, a new series?) in the way it ends. It’s definitely not all cut and dry.

Now, while I was hoping for a great movie, I went into this show with strong memories of Voyager, Enterprise, and, to a degree, DS9. Those shows were a lot less about what made TOS exceptional and a lot more about the dark side of Trek. This movie has brought back the excitement of Gene Roddenberry’s vision.

I give this movie 5 ears (Vulcan Ears!)

New Site is Live!

The NEW Amsbaugh.com is alive as of today! I have migrated the stories from the old software to the new and set up a temporary redirect to here. Once I have everything set up the way I want it, I will move it all back to the regular www address. I have a lot of work to do to get things fully functional but the added security alone makes it worth the wait.

I have to edit most of the stories to get the text to show up but it shouldn’t take too long. I also have to move the photo gallery over and find some things like a guestbook to add in.

10-18-2008/6:07PM – The photo gallery has been integrated and will need a small amount of work to get fully operational. I will be tweaking the sidebars and still need to look at permissions. You may need to register in the gallery to view certain images but I’m not sure of that just yet.

More info to follow as I get things done.

10-18-09/6:32PM – In order to access all of the photos in the gallery, you will need to register on this site with a new user id and password. You will just fill in your desired user name and your email address. A password will be generated automatically and sent to you. Once you log in, you will be able to change your password to whatever you want. You will then need to send me a note to let me know that you have done so and wish to get to the photos.