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Richard GostomskiAIA (RichardGostomskiAIA)

    Bio: by Richard Gostomski (9-29-1936)

    Married: May 12, 1956,
    Josephine “Dolly” Cellino (DHS 53)

    Diane Boltz (54) Benicia, CA
    Spouce Douglas
    Derek 24, Dylan 18
    Joseph Gostomski (51) Princeton, NJ
    Spouce Anna
    Adam 17, Sara 15, Madeline 13
    John Gostomski (49) Glendora, CA
    Ciara 9

    Sacred Heart Elementary Dunkirk NY (1950)
    Cardinal Mindszenty HS Dunkirk NY (1954)
    Erie Community College Buffalo, NY (1959)
    Assoc. in Applied Science, Building Construction
    Winner: NAHB Design Competition
    National Honor Society
    University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI (1963)
    School of Architecture
    Bachelor of Architecture; Cum Laude
    Winner: Koppers Design Competition

    Registrations and Affiliations
    New York 9387 (Since 1966)
    Pennsylvania B-5641 (Since 1967)
    Michigan 25981 (Since 1977)
    California 21467 (Since 1988)
    NCARB 16432 (Architecture)
    AIA American Institute of Architects - Emeritus

    Hobbies and Interests:
    Grandchildren, Genealogy, Golf, Travel, Computers, Photography, Racing Pigeons, Dogs

    After graduating from the U of Michigan in 1963, we moved back to Western NY, worked for and eventually became a full partner with Naetzker, Thorsell & Gostomski. We designed mostly Schools, Nursing Homes and Hospitals. At the behest of Mayor Damian, we even made a proposal to the City of Dunkirk to build a pedestrian mall, enclosing 4th St with extensions down Main & Central Ave. Finance in place, merchants in place, and design in place: Politicians were out of sync. (Voted down 3-2)

    In 1975 we left the Architecture firm, went to Detroit, Saudia Arabia (77) and eventually back to NYC for 7 years with an international design firm. We oversaw the Construction of the Lybian Mision to the UN in NYC. A 40 story High Rise on 48th St. This time we stayed on the construction side. Coin was a lot better.

    This firm, 3DI, moved us to California in 1986 to be the on-site construction manager for a $350 million dollar prison for the Department of Corrections, near Sacramento. Moved 14 times within a short 7 years until we started our own firm, PCM 3 Inc. Started it with personal credit cards. At our peak we were working in 22 school Districts, employed over 100 people and were “numero uno” only working for School Districts in CA. (Only in America) Economy has destroyed many businesses in CA as well as ours. We retired in 2001, serving as Chairman of the Board and are now busier than ever. Everyday is like Saturday!

    Our Daughter Diane is the Accounting Officer of our Firm, PCM 3. John is the plant manager for MadiK’s Chocolates and Joseph is in charge of Computer Quality Control for the New York Stock Exchange

    Each day is a new event. At present we are focusing on this website, primarily genealogy of several families. Additionally, we started and maintain the web site for all graduates of Cardinal Mindszenty and St Mary’s High Schools.