Profile Updated: January 22, 2020
Spouse/Partner: Betty
Occupation: Retired Mental Health Professional
Children: 2 sons
1 daughter
12 grandkids
1 great-grandson
Military Service: Army - June 1970 - October 1982  
Yes! Attending Reunion

Served 12-years with the United States Army after being drafted in June 1970. During my tenure, I worked in the Public Information and Public Affairs fields, and later as a child abuse investigator for 9 out of 12 years before leaving military service.

Taking full advantage of the educational opportunities that the Army offered, I earned an undergraduate degree in criminal justice with a minor in philosophy, as well as a graduate degree in clinical psychology. (Not too shabby for a guy who squeaked through high school with barely passing grades). HA!

I had a very successful private counseling practice in Pleasanton, CA for over 20-years. It was known as "PTSD-Solutions & Counseling Center." I specialized in treating survivors of sexual-trauma & abuse and was also a primary referral source from Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary in Hayward for grief counseling.

Since retiring many years ago, I've focused on authoring e-books. Overall, life has been pretty good to me. No major complaints.

If for some odd reason someone would like to make contact me, my email address is: BCETS123@GMAIL.COM

School Story:

In the 8th - 12th grades, I was very involved in music and some drama productions. In the 9th grade, I played the part of the SCARECROW in our production of the Wizard of Oz and had the time of my life.

In high school, I was deeply involved in both the choir and the Notables. Music was pretty much my whole life, and I'd also been playing the piano since I was 5 years old.

At the time, my ultimate goal was to attend the Julliard School of Music and then to teach music at the high school level, perhaps in a small town
somewhere, BUT, sometimes things don't always go as planned or dreamed of.

I applied to Julliard and got my cherished Letter of Acceptance, but sadly, it arrived a couple of weeks AFTER I received my draft notice.

In reflection, that was the darkest period of my life!! I believe, however, that absolutely EVERYTHING happens for a specific reason.

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Sep 05, 2019 at 4:33 PM

Guy was actually my half-brother (same birth mother but different father).I didn't learn about it until the latter part of 1982 while I was living in Washington State. (Long story)!

Bob McDowell



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Bob MCDOWELL has left an In Memory comment for Barbara Acker.
Jul 25, 2019 at 4:33 PM

Though I'm at a complete loss of adequate words, I'll NEVER lose the WONDERFUL MEMORIES we made together.

Thank you for the absolutely wonderful times we spent together, as they were very, very special to me.

I've NEVER stopped thinking of you, nor have I ever stopped loving you in a very special way, even after all these years and with so much water that's passed under the proverbial bridge.

You will always and forever remain a big part of my heart. 

You were truly & genuinely loved!

Bob McDowell

Class of '68

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Bob MCDOWELL has left an In Memory comment for Barbara Acker.
Mar 14, 2019 at 8:33 PM

I totally agree with you, and I'm beyond positive that Rita was right there awaiting Barb's arrival with open arms!!

I'm a little bit surprised that more people haven't commented on Barb's passing!!

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