Bachelor, Lycoming College, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, 1950. MST, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, District of Columbia, 1953.
Minister Central Pennsylvania Conference, United Methodist Church, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, 1947—1985. Assistant pastor 1st Methodist Church, Bradenton, Florida, 1986—1990, Parrish United Methodist Church, 1991—1997. Chaplain United States Air Force, 1956-1972, major United States Air Force, 1952-1972.
Member of Coast Guard Auxiliary, Kiwanis (secretary, president, lieutenant governor 1985—2006), Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star.
Married Mary Margaret Summers, September 13, 1947. Children: Anne, Robert, John.