Posts tagged ‘E.J. Montini’

E.J. Montini on a Death at Mount Everest

E.J. Montini ’76 of the Arizona Republic often writes some touching human-interest stories, and he has one in today’s paper about a young man, 20 years old, who died of altitude sickness on Mount Everest two weeks ago—and about the boy’s grieving mother back in Arizona.

Tina Hay, editor


November 3, 2009 at 10:36 am Leave a comment

A Father’s Loss, Confirmed

E.J. Montini ’76, who writes for the Arizona Republic, has an interesting and poignant piece in today’s edition about a father’s search for the wreckage of his daughter’s airplane. The small plane on which Marcy Randolph, 43, was a passenger went missing near Sedona in September of 2006, and the official search was called off about a month later. But Marcy’s father, Phil Randolph, never gave up, and about 10 days ago he finally found the wreckage.

A sweet, sad tale.

Tina Hay, editor

May 5, 2009 at 1:51 pm Leave a comment

A Politician’s Best Friend


E.J. Montini ’76 of the Arizona Republic

While cleaning out my office this weekend in anticipation of getting new carpet installed, I weeded some of the many piles of paper that clutter my shelves and my floor. One little gem I found was a note to myself that E.J. Montini, a writer for the Arizona Republic, is a Penn State grad (journalism, class of 1976). I apparently knew that at one time, but must have forgotten.

(See? It just goes to show you: Never throw anything out.)

I set a Google Alert to his name, so I can keep up with what he’s doing. And already here’s a nice little hit: a piece he wrote for today’s edition about dogs—it’s partly about the Obama family’s new dog Bo and partly a sweet reminiscence of a dog named Lucky from E.J.’s own childhood.

Tina Hay, editor

April 28, 2009 at 9:46 am 1 comment

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