My Personal Page
This is the page where I introduce you to my friends
and family, and of course my old
Wife: Ellissa Tiller
I told you a bit about Ellissa on my home page. Take my word for
it, she's a gem. After our wedding on October 23, 1999, we traveled to
misty Scotland for a three-week honeymoon. Eventually I'll get around to
posting a few of our better pictures to this site.
Father: Raymond Joseph Montoni
My father passed away in 2000. He was a musician all his life, performing
as a violist for over half a century and teaching all stringed instruments as
well. As I have grown up with all kinds of music in the house, I can tell you
that I know good string playing when I hear it -- and Raymond Montoni was one
of the best violists in the country.
To read my father's page, click here.
I hope to have some recorded sound clips of his performances posted
here at some future date.
My mother is also a musician; although her instrument is her own voice.
Hope Montoni is an accomplished operatic singer, performing in operas,
solos, duos, and other venues for her talent for almost forty years.
In more recent years she has become one of Richmond's premier vocal coaches;
teaching correct speech to assorted area professionals.
To read my mother's page, click
Sister: Lisa Navarro
Brothers and sisters being what we are, the thing that comes to mind
immediately when I think of my sister is "sibling warfare".
What more is there between a sister and her bro'?
To see pix of sis and my two cute and smart nephews, Robbie and Alex,
My friends are a unique bunch. When I was in elementary school,
I didn't have but one or two at a time. Now, I have a small circle
of friends that I've spent many years getting to know.
My philosophy on friendship is that life is terribly short, and because
of that the measure of your "permanence" on this earth is a direct relation
to the quality of the company you keep.
The company I keep is exemplary.
Let's start with my best friend:
Christopher Robert Barbie
I met Chris during my Junior year of Hermitage High School, and I haven't
been able to shake him since. We've been through all of the great
and bad times that best friends share. If I had a brother, I would
have wished it to be Chris, for we have been as brothers for the better
part of twenty years.
Chris has a family now, and since I have moved away from Richmond we
don't see each other as much as we used to, and I miss that. But
every time we do get together it's like the last time was just yesterday.
I think it will always be that way, with us.
To see what Chris looks like, here is a
pic of he and his wife Karoline and her son Alex.
The Rest of Marc's Mafia
My other friends are largely either from my AMC car hobby or from my
Michael P Coughin - One of the best AMC mechanics I'll ever know.
I first met Mike at Meyer AMC in Richmond VA about 1977; although we didn't
start "hanging out" until I purchased a 68 AMX in 1980 or so and started going to the
dealership on a regular basis. Mike helped me with a lot of projects
subsequently, and pretty well educated me about AMC's mechanically. He's
also hilariously funny at times -- even when he gets on your nerves as only Irishmen can.
Scott Elston - served for six years as the unpaid, volunteer Treasurer
of the LPVA; a job for which I recruited him -- and for which he will never
forgive me; mostly because of the rather rotten sendoff he was given by the
crew that replaced us. No good deed goes unpunished, eh, Scott? Scott also
is known by his internet handles Farfalonous and Phlebotomes.
Jeff Barnaby, Al & Marie Bromm, and John Cookson, among
others - members of the Richmond Libertarians. A batch of finer people
I don't think I've ever known.
Gary Reams - current chair of the Virginia LP, and a good friend.
Gary officiated at my wedding, and did a damn fine job of it too. To repay
me, he made me take pictures of his wedding to fellow Libertarian Tanya
Kangas in 2002.
Nick Dunbar - the Operations Director at LP National headquarters.
A fine, reliable, and loyal friend. There is little I wouldn't do
Christopher Price - not a Libertarian except perhaps in philosophy.
He combines loyalty, sarcasm, and irksomeness into a fine package.
And someone you'd like to have on your side in a scrap.
TJ Tobolski - also not a Libertarian, but that doesn't stop him
from being a trustworthy and hilarious ally. Plus, he exchanges Beavis
& Butthead imitations with me -- and watch out for his "your mama"
jokes. He will keep you ROLLING, especially if you're listening to
him over a walkie-talkie.
Craig & Gail Goldberg - AMC friends, who I've known for over
twenty years now. It sure doesn't seem that long, does it?
Craig and Gail are nice to have around at a Rambler meet, because in addition
to their super nice Ramblers, Craig especially always has a good sarcastic
comment ready for you.
John, Joe, and Julie Boksz - AMC friends, and some fine folks who
lean over backwards to help their fellow man. It's always nice to
have y'all around. It's people like you who remind me just
how much a little hospitality can mean. Just don't get Joe started about
the honesty of politicians...
Sharon, Jennifer, Joe, and John Hollar - My wife and I first made
acquaintance with Sharon and her kids in 2000, when we needed a place to
stay while our house was being built. Sharon allowed us to live in what
we called "The Dungeon" -- the basement of the Hockman Manor houe she
owned at the time. Sharon & her kids have continued to help us out
frequently, which means a lot to us. Our friendship has continued to
grow even after our escape from The Dungeon.
Ryan Boschen - Ryan was my neighbor across the street from the
first house I ever bought. When I moved in, Ryan was the very
first (actually, the only) person in the neighborhood to come over and say
hello and offer me welcome to the neighborhood. He has a heart of
gold. Of course, that hasn't prevented me from trading verbal barbs
and insults with him. If you ever meet him, ask him to show you his
version of the Charleston dance, or email me for a brief MPEG of him
American Motors Links
Click here to
go to my AMC links -- this is where I keep photos of my cars, etc.
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using Netscape Composer. Actually, I just threw a cat at my keyboard,
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