The Rostykus tribe is a shifting thing, but these are the members as of
October 1997. They're wise and funny and quick to accept others.
- John Rostykus
- My husband and the youngest of the four brothers. I'm really biased
about him, so I won't say to much other than I am glad I've been married to
him and shares as much of my life with him as I have.
- George Rostykus
- Is the boys dad, who's of Ukranian descent and is slender, active,
laconic and cheerful. A Boeing engineer of four decades, he's steadfast.
- Isabel Rostykus
- Is the mother of the boys. A great sense of humor, she often reminds
me of a little bird as she's always active, always cheerful, and good for
picking up spirits. Together the two parental Rostyki have recently
explored Greece, Turkey, the Ukrain, and even trekked through Napal. I
want to be like both of them when I grow up.
- Paul Rostykus
- The eldest of the four brothers.
Also known as Sherpa, and is involved with the
Ashland Hash House
Harriers. He's a doctor that went to Napal to work in a clinic for a
while and see and help with stuff you don't see in the U.S. anymore.
Presently he's mostly doing emergancy room and occupational health things
in Ashland, Oregon,
as well as being deeply involved in flying his small plane. He does more
things than I do.
- David Rostykus
- The second brother.
A carpenter and a builder, a general contractor and an ex-teacher, he
does lots of things well. He has two kids, Yuri and Emily (once Emma, but
she decided to change her name), who are beautiful, bright, and as
individualistic as the rest of the tribe. I'm impressed by the fact that
David only works three and a half days a week so that he can be a full-time
parent the other three and a half days a week to allow Jenette her own time
for the other half of the week. He does really great work.
- Walt Rostykus
- The third brother. He's actually the tallest of the four, and he works
at HP as an safety engineer, setting up safety programs for all the plants,
around the world. He's presently learning how to pilot a hot air balloon
with folks down in Albequerque. He's funny and keen.
- Cathie Elliot-Rostykus
- Is married to Walt. She's a really smart, lovely, skinny red-head with
an advanced degree in nursing and she works for Phillip's. She's really
keen, and has been a great role model for me as a professional woman who's
smart and great at her job. I like talking with her a lot as she gives me
perspectives that I can't really get from my mother's generation, but with
more experience than most of my friends.