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Community Services Reminder

By Fran Durst The Buck Hill Falls Community Services Committee sends a heartfelt THANK YOU to the many residents who have so generously supported the 2013 campaign! To date approximately 27% of our cottagers have responded, and although we are on track to equal last year’s total of nearly $35,000, we continue to need your help to reach our goal. There’s still time to send your contribution. Please send your check to Buck Hill Community Services Committee, PO Box 453, Buck Hill Falls, PA 18323. Let’s all do what we can to continue this great Buck Hill tradition of supporting those local agencies that provide food, shelter and other health and human services to our residents and community.

Annual Spooktacular Children’s Halloween Party Sunday, October 27, 2013 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Paiste Pond Activity Center FREE for Buck Hill residents and $5 for outside attendees

Come in costume if you dare Be ready for a laugh and scare There will be food and sweets And for the wee ones tricks and treats Hope to see you for fun and games If you don’t come, it will be a shame

RSVP to by October 20th Note: Barrett Township Halloween Parade begins at 2:00pm

Music Festival’s Success in Our Schools and Community

With 2,900 tickets sold during the festival and hundreds of students reached through education programs in 2013, the Buck Hill Skytop Music Festival has continued to fulfill its mission to host quality performing arts and education. Their fourth season (July 26th August 10th, 2013) continued their reputation for exposing children to the arts and providing quality entertainment. New this year was a successful Young Readers Explore the Arts program that worked with area libraries. This year they offered lower ticket prices, free open rehearsals, masters classes, and a full three-weekend schedule. Many new patrons and donors turned out for the concerts, which were held in the evenings Thursday through Saturday, with matinees on Saturdays and Sunday brunches. Many events sold out and featured Ballet, Broadway, and Chamber Music on stages in both Buck Hill and Skytop. The new artistic director Patrick Vaccariello helped the festival gain access to highly sought-after Broadway talent, who put on a new musical called The Ballad of Little Joe. Regional students performed in this musical adding a truly magical aspect and giving the students a unique opportunity to work with New York City artists. Additionally, there were performances from New York City Ballet’s Justin Pec, pianist Soyen Kate Lee and Ran Dank, and returning jazz artists Will and Pete Anderson along with their band. The Opera Il Tabarro was another highlight of the festival.  Buck Hill Skytop Music Festival is more than just a festival. In fact they offer yearround arts education, including the new and highly-successful Young Readers Explore the Arts library program. It was the inaugural year for the program that collaborated with seven regional libraries to bring teaching artists and books to young readers. Over a threeweek period teaching artists held 21 classes in arts forms like dance and music, with some classes having over 90 students. Students enjoyed games, learned techniques, read the featured story together, and applied skills learned to act-out the story. In addition to providing the program to students at no cost, the Buck Hill Skytop Music Festival also donated many copies of that week’s featured book to the library. Over 90% of the books were checked out by students in the weeks following the program. Due to its popularity, the program will continue next season. This program was sponsored by the Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation and the Julius and Katheryn Hommer Foundation.  To reach more students, the Buck Hill Skytop Music Festival offers The Young Scholars and SOAR programs. The Young Scholars program gives 25 students a chance to work with teaching artists and Broadway veterans Mark Janus and Andy Gale. It has made such an impact in students’ lives they have even formed an alumni association to recruit new students. The SOAR program gives over 5,000 students each year an opportunity to participate in five two-day artistic residencies that focus on specific art skills such as costume design or lyric writing. Teaching artists go into schools to work with students in East Stroudsburg and Pocono Mountain schools and East Stroudsburg University. This program is funded by the Weiler Family Foundation.  Finally, Dance and Movement Classes were created from their former program Dance with Parkinson’s Disease, which was presented two seasons ago. Two chapters have been formed, including a new chapter at Barrett Community Center in Mountainhome.  Until next year’s festival, the Buck Hill Skytop Music Festival will continue to be influential in our schools and libraries, and will be dedicated to providing quality programming to our community. For information on any of the programs, go online to

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A Note from Dr. David Mazza

Dear Community, We couldn’t be more proud of the work we have done to make an impact within our community through the performing arts. The board, our staff, and all of the community members have played an important role in the transformation of our organization over the last four years. I want to thank everyone for their role in our success and look forward to continuing the quality work this coming season.  Here are some highlights from 2013:  We reached more community members at the festival than we ever have,  We brought teaching artists to students of all ages through various education programs,  We were able to bring you dancers from New York City Ballet, including offering our major donors an evening discussion with choreographer Justin Pec at the home of Board member Dr. Marcia Walsh, president of East Stroudsburg University, and We provided the community outstanding evening performances in the musical genres of Chamber Music, Opera and Jazz.  Looking to next year, we are hoping to continue our efforts to provide the community with high quality performances. We also hope to nourish our education programs, which are an essential part of our mission. Most important, I want to thank those of you who volunteered and/or donated to the Buck Hill Skytop Music Festival. Your donations and time made our year a success and we could not have done it without you.  If you have any questions, concerns, comments, or would like to be more involved with the organization, please email me at All financial statements and program information can be found on our website. The Buck Hill Skytop Music Festival is a 501c(3) in the state of Pennsylvania and we are accepting tax deductible donations.  Stay tuned for next year’s calendar to be announced soon via our website at www. Best, David S. Mazza, MD President of the Board Buck Hill Skytop Music Festival

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Art Association Lends Paintings to Friendly Community Center

Just in time for the Ribbon Cutting ceremonies for the new Friendly Community Center in Mountainhome, the Buck Hill Art Association (BHAA) hung 10 notable paintings from its extensive and remarkable collection throughout the newly renovated building which originally housed the Barrett Friendly Library – the creation of which was supported by Buck Hill’s Quaker founders. According to Betsy Finley, president of the BHAA, this gesture not only continues Buck Hill’s historical ties to this building and Barrett Township, but it also allows the art association to share its important asset with its neighbors and gives Buck Hill a greater and more meaningful presence in the community. “We now have a beautiful venue to showcase our art, and we are very proud to share this resource so the community at large can enjoy it,” she said. The Buck Hill art collection, unusual for a resort community, was assembled over an 80 year period with input and support of the cottagers. Finley explained that the very first piece – and now one of the most important ones – was Wildflowers by Cullen Yates, which enjoys pride of place over the Friendly Community Center’s fireplace. This partnership was the idea of BHAA board member Roseanne Walters. Her energy and enthusiasm for this project were contagious, according to Bill and Joyce Raczko, the movers and shakers behind the creation of the Friendly Community Center. “This is just another example of Buck Hill’s support,” they said. “Buck Hillers have donated significant time, talent and treasure to this effort, and having these wonderful paintings on display is just another measure of their commitment. We think this exhibit will definitely encourage visitors to the center as well as add beauty and warmth to this lovely, historic building. We deeply appreciate the willingness of the BHAA to share their paintings with the community.”

Ladies’ Christmas Luncheon Saturday, December 14, 2013 12:00 noon The Tennis Tea Stay tuned for further details...

Lot & Cot Holiday Party Saturday, December 28, 2013 6:00 pm to 8:00 p.m. The Tennis Tea Stay tuned for further details...


Dear Buck Hillers: As we drove out under Hunter’s Notch Bridge, I couldn’t help but reflect on our Buck Hill experience. This special Quaker-founded settlement enriched our lives. We met people and did things we would not have had we not moved to Buck Hill Falls. Our 27 years provided immeasurable memories. We thank you for the friendship and fun and bid you a fond adieu. Keep Buck Hill traditions alive! Sincerely, Frank & Rae Donnelly 5106 Polaris Court Atlantic Beach FL 32233-4584 904-246-7456

Left to Right: Roseanne Walters, JR Robbins and Betsy Finley hang art work loaned from Buck Hill Art Association at Friendly Community Center

$1,000 REWARD

$1,000 from the Buck Hill Art Association to any young person 18 years of age or older pursuing a course of study in the Fine Arts. Applicants must be related to a Buck Hiller or related to an employee in our Buck Hill Community. This scholarship is available to students majoring in, drama, music, or art history. Encourage one of your relatives from our community or our work force to apply for The Jenkins Art Scholarship. Applications may be found on our website at For more information contact Roseanne Walters, Claire O’Mara or Judy Snyder at




Winter Services 2013/2014 Cottage Inspection Services Driveway and Path Snow Removal

October 4, 2013 Dear Buck Hill Cottager: Winter is fast approaching and it is time to start to prepare. I have attached the 2013/2014 Winter Cottage Inspection Services and the Driveway and Path Snow Removal Program. These winter services, offered by the Buck Hill Falls Company, are very useful to all cottagers and will save you time and aggravation. Due to the limited manpower and age of the Buck Hill Falls Company maintenance staff, path shoveling has once again been contracted out this year. Destination Landscaping will be performing all the cottage path shoveling. There is a separate fee for this service. Please see the enclosed enrollment form for more information. In order to enroll in any of the services, please complete and return the enclosed forms to the Buck Hill Falls Company by Thursday, October 31, 2013. The Company point of contact for these programs is Donna Stiansen. Please call if you have any questions. Have a safe and enjoyable winter season. Sincerely, Michael R. O’Shea President The Winter House Inspection Service offers a choice of three programs including a Seven-Day Interior Inspection, a Five-Day Interior Inspection, and a Weekly Exterior Inspection. With the interior inspection programs our inspectors check the water fixtures, adjust heat settings as necessary, and check fuel levels, electricity and general security of the windows, doors and exterior of the home. They communicate potential problems to the homeowner and upon the owner’s permission will coordinate problem resolution with an appropriate contractor. An additional service included in the interior house inspections is thermostat adjustment. Notify us in advance and the house inspector will adjust your thermostat to comfortably “warm-up” your home for your arrival. Calls must be received by 4:30 p.m. THE DAY PRIOR TO YOUR EXPECTED ARRIVAL. Thermostat adjustment is also available to cottagers who are not enrolled in the house inspection program at a per adjustment cost. Contact the office at least one day prior to

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your expected arrival for thermostat service. The cottages enrolled in the Weekly Exterior Inspection program are checked once a week from the exterior of the home. Inspectors check the exterior security of the home including the windows and doors and the overall exterior condition of the building. Inspection Service begins November 4, 2013 and runs through March 30, 2014. Cottages in the winter house inspection service are automatically enrolled in the driveway snowplowing and path shoveling program. This will allow the inspector to safely access your cottage. It will also demonstrate an in-use appearance and provide easy access to your cottage in an emergency and/or for contractual services. The fee for snow removal is based on the combined square footage of driveway and path areas to be plowed/shoveled. This cost is in addition to the cost of house inspection services. DRIVEWAY CINDERING The Buck Hill Falls Company offers driveway cindering as an additional service. Cindering is NOT automatically provided. Cottagers who desire cindering must call the Company office and request each application of cinders. The fees are as follows: A. Over 4,500 sq. ft. $40 per cottage/per application B. 3,000 to 4,500 sq. ft. $35 per cottage/per application C. 1,200 to 2,999 sq. ft. $30 per cottage/per application D. Under 1,200 sq. ft. $20 per cottage/per application DRIVEWAY SNOW REMOVAL Snow plowing of driveways will once again be offered by the Buck Hill Falls Company. This program is especially helpful to full-time year round residents of Buck Hill and those who plan to come up during the winter months. In addition to the ease of access to your home, the plowing provides emergency vehicle access if necessary and added security by providing a lived-in appearance. Enrollment in the program will provide driveway snowplowing whenever there is an approximate three-inch or more snowfall, however, there may be situations when snowplowing will be done when there is less than a three-inch accumulation (all snowplowing will be at the discretion of the Buck Hill Falls Company). Snow removal rates apply to the Original Community and Golf Cottage Community. The fee charged will be based on the combined area of the driveway and parking area. This is an equitable approach for all who elect this option. The rate will range from *$35 per cottage/per plowing to *$65 per cottage/per plowing based on the square footage as reflected on the enclosed Winter Service enrollment form. Please note that more than one plowing may be required for the same storm for which there are additional charges. The Company will determine when more than one plowing is required. *Per-plowing charge is based on snowfalls totaling 6 inches or less (there may be times when driveways may be plowed more than one time for a 6-inch snowfall, for which there will be additional charges). Snowfalls totaling between 7 and 11 inches add $10 per plowing and snowfalls of 12 inches or more add $20 per plowing.



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Priority of snow removal will occur in the following manner: 1. Those enrolled in the programs, who are everyday year-round residents of Buck Hill. 2. Those enrolled in the program and are known to be at Buck Hill at the time of the storm by contacting the company office or those that call ahead to state they will be arriving the same day as the storm. 3. Those enrolled in the program whose homes are unoccupied. 4. Those NOT enrolled in the program requesting service. For those who are not enrolled in the Snow Removal Program and desire the service on an occasional basis, this rate schedule WILL NOT apply and removal costs will be determined by the Company based on several factors to include depth of accumulation, manpower involved to remove packed snow, ice, and equipment used. The cost will be determined and charged after removal is completed. A minimum of 24 hours advance notice is required for this service. Snow removal, for those who elect to use this service on an occasional basis, will be completed after all driveways and paths of those enrolled in the full Snow Removal Program have been completed. Please note driveway snow removal does not include pathway shoveling. The 2013/2014 Winter Services packets will be mailed in October. Copies are available online at and the Company Office.

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Did You Miss the Deer Fencing Deadline?

Deer fencing time is upon us and it’s time to protect your plants and shrubbery from the winter ravages of the deer. In a few short weeks, more cottagers leave Buck Hill for the winter months and food sources decrease causing more deer to gather at the golf cottages to dine on their (and your) favorite plants and shrubbery. For this reason, we urge you to have your deer fencing installed early. Once again, the Buck Hill Falls Company will install your deer fence. Please note that the Company will not install any deer fence materials that were not originally purchased through the Company. It is our intention to have all fencing installed prior to October 21st. This should help prevent early plant damage. The cost for installation is based on a per-worker rate of $20 for the first half-hour per-worker, and $15 for each half-hour thereafter per-worker. Call the Buck Hill Falls Company office at (570) 595-7511. If you wish to purchase new or additional fencing, please contact the Buck Hill Falls Company office and we will prepare an estimate for you. The cost for new or additional fencing is determined upon a lineal basis of $3.75 per foot and $12 per post.

2013/2014 Hunting Season The gang is back in town! Celebrating their 8th reunion weekend, the FPG of the late 50’s gathered for 48 hours of behaving in Buck Hill Falls. The FPG was simply a great group of young cottagers and summer employees who had shared in the “fun of summer” at Buck Hill Falls….don’t ask, it’s all a big secret. Pictured from left to right: David Strawbridge, David Ottaway, Bill Lucas, Barbara Layman Dunlap, Charlie Dickson, Anne Larkin Russo, John Millwater, Barbara Millwater Herkner, Lin Pennell, Tom Widing and Rob O’Mara. Missing are Barbara Brown Lott; Mary Ellen Wolfe Christman, Vicky Norris and Guy Dean.

In order to hunt on Buck Hill Falls property, you must obtain a permit from the Company office. You must be in possession of your Pennsylvania hunting license and we require your motor vehicle information. Permits will not be issued without these items. Hunting season under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is Monday through Saturday. There is no Sunday hunting.

WEAR ORANGE Pennsylvania hunting season is open. If you plan on

being in the woods, wear bright colored clothing, like an orange hat. Do not wear white. Avoid leaving trails entering areas that are frequented by hunters.

We invite you to tour this unique Buck Hill Cottage Saturday, November 30, 2013 12:00 to 3:00pm

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“An Exceptional Home...” Arts & Crafts style cottage retains its authentic historic charm while offering meticulous state-of-the-art renovations. Custom craftsmanship with special attention to every detail. Meandering stone walkways, lighted pillars and spacious deck areas offer views of the charming wooded and landscaped gardens. For the discerning buyer, three levels of elegant living space. Large common rooms, two native stone fireplaces, master gourment kitchen, grand formal dining room, five bedrooms, three baths, screened porch, 12 x 22 family room with stone accents and professional wine cabinet. 3,800 sq.ft. of Luxury Living Space Photo Tour: MLS PM-4959

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Buck Hill Birder By Frank May Birding in the late summer in the Poconos can be boring as many of the neo-tropical migrants have already started heading back home. Many are losing or have lost their mating plumage and few of them are singing. So it was nice to get the chance to change venues and go birding in an entirely different environment. Ginny and I had not been to the shore for three months when we went down to Ocean City, New Jersey for a few days prior to Labor Day. The beaches in South Jersey are still recovering from Hurricane Sandy. It is true that most of the sand has been replenished and the dunes restored, but the natural, as well as the physical, environment had been disturbed as well. We spent a very pleasant late afternoon strolling on the beach at the north end of the island where the Longport Bridge spans Great Egg Harbor inlet. There were not a lot of birds immediately evident. The usual suspects, Heron Gulls, Laughing Gulls and Common Terns were present, but we were disappointed with the lack of smaller shorebirds, known as “peeps” in birder parlance. It could well be that the usual large numbers of Sanderlings, Semipalmated Sandpipers and Plovers, as well as the less common Ruddy Turnstones were concentrated on beaches further south. It is also possible that the disturbance to the off-shore topography, which shelters clam and other shellfish beds, as well as plants that shelter small fish have not, as yet, re-established themselves. Peeps are dependent on the sea’s provender of miniature creatures that are served up on the beach with each incoming wave. We were pleased to find that the family of four American Oystercatchers was still hanging in the area where we saw them back in May. There was also a half dozen or so Royal Terns present along with their smaller cousins the Common Terns. Royal Terns are large and easily identified in the fall, by their fringe of black feathers around the head that resembles a receding hairline. They also have a long, heavy orange beak.

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We were also fortunate to discover among their number a single Caspian Tern. They are a much less common species and differ from the Royals by being noticeably larger with a blood red beak. They also sport a crown of black feathers that looks like a bad toupee. The real treat of the afternoon was the sighting of a single Brown Pelican, this one heading north. Pelicans used to be a very rare bird on the New Jersey coast but seem to be expanding their range. Prior to 1980, there had been only eleven recorded sightings in the last century. The Cape May Bird Observatory maintains a “Sea Watch “on the coast in Avalon. Last year they logged 415 Pelicans heading south, with a oneday high count of 59. Along with the Magnificent Frigate Bird, I think Pelicans are the most primeval looking of all birds resembling Pterodactyls in flight, which makes the theory that birds evolved from dinosaurs all the more believable. All in all a very pleasant and rewarding day at the beach. Brown Pelican (top right) and Ruddy Turnstone (right) photos courtesy of Ed Kendall

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$2,250,000 This elegant gentleman’s farm was once the Summer residence of Henry C. Turner of Turner Construction who built the Buck Hill Inn. The main residence was constructed in 1917 for the Turner family and its history is deeply rooted to that of Buck Hill Falls. The 40-acre property is magnificent with rolling hills, pastures and gorgeous panoramic views. Multiple buildings on the property include the elegant primary residence as well as a carriage house, working barn and farmhouse. Shown by appointment only. Offered for the first time at $2,250,000.

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Lawn Bowling

Trumpet Vine and BHF Singles Tournament - The Buck Hill Falls Lawn Bowling Club ended its season with the Trumpet Vine and Singles Tournament. Brenda Norwick and Jim Price are this year’s BHFLBC Singles winners. The club members had a wonderful end-of-season party at the lovely home of Sue and Hank Walker. Thank you to our great hosts! Just because the official season is over doesn’t mean we can’t get down to the greens for some bowling. So head on down on one of these beautiful crisp fall days. The greens are in great shape. Looking forward to seeing you all on the greens next year. Lawn Bowling Singles Champions Brenda Norwick and Jim Price

Golf Club News

2013 Men’s Member/Member

Congratulations to John Monaco and Phil Hosbach, who defeated Bill Castellano and Greg Muth in a playoff to take the 2013 BHGC Men’s Member/Member Championship. A fun time was had by all, and Tim and his crew had the course in spectacular condition.  Thanks to all for helping to make the tournament a success, especially to all who played! Champions trophy/champagne 200 Phile Hosbach & John Monoco 2nd Place $120 200 Bill Castellano & Greg Muth 3rd Place $100 204 Rob O’Mara & Richard Johnson 4th Place (tie) $80 206 Ralph DellaRocca & Richard Groseclose 4th Place (tie) 206 Tony & Greg Sieghardt Dead Last 240 John Caggiano & Larry Rose Chapman $100/team 28 John Monaco & Phil Hosbach Better Ball $100/team 28 Greg Muth & Bill Castellano Scramble $100/team 29 Ralph DellaRocca & Richard Groseclose Alternate Shot $100/team 34 Trip and Kyler Ruvane Aggregate $100/team 65 Jeff Smith & Larry Snyder

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A fine time was had by all at the 57th annual running of the Tournament of Roses. Sixty-four golfers of all abilities competed on a fun layout, and then gathered after for the awards party. It was unanimously decided that everyone had fun, especially the winners and losers! Champions 62 Richard Groseclose, Jeff Smith, Richard Johnson, Betsi Ehinger Runners up 63.9 James Mutch, Bill Hopkins, Joan Pfinsgraff, Linda Goldfarb Dead Last 73.8 Larry Wilson, Dawn Kendall, Seekie Drysdale, Barbara Smith #3 White Longest Putt - Pat Grace - 21’2” #5 Blue Ladies Closest to Pin - Ruthanne Groseclose (Hole in one!!!!) #5 Blue Men Closest to Pin - Frank Papeo - 4’9” #6 Blue Longest Drive - Dawn Kendall #9 Blue Men Longest Wedge - John Denoia

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Obituaries Edwin Austin Gee

Mr. Edwin Austin Gee served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Buck Hill Falls where he owned a cottage until June of 2000. Edwin Austin Gee, former Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of International Paper Co., a scientist and executive who helped foster the increasing importance of science in American business in the second half of the 20th century, died September 13, 2013 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Gee served as President, CEO and Chairman of International Paper from 1978-185, and was responsible for a notable corporate turnaround in that period. This was following a 29-year career at E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., which he joined in 1948as a metallurgical specialist in titanium, eventually becoming an Executive Vice- President, member of the Executive Committee and a Director of the corporation. Following his retirement from International Paper, Gee served as a director of numerous corporations, including Air Products Co., American Home Products and Bethlehem Steel. He also served as Chairman of OSI Pharmaceutical from 1987-1997. Born February 19, 1920 in Washington, D.C., Gee attended Wilson Teachers College (now University of the District of Columbia), graduated from George Washington University in 1941, and earned a Master ’s Degree from the same school in 1944 and a Ph.D in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maryland in 1948. He received an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Moravian College in 1982. During World War II and until 1948, Gee was an employee of the U.S. Bureau of Mines and Department of Commerce, becoming Assistant Chief Metallurgist specializing in research on industrial and aerospace uses of titanium. Gee was appointed in 1973 to the U.S. National Commission on Water Quality under Nelson Rockefeller, and served on advisory boards to U.S. Agencies including the Office of Technology Assessment, National Bureau of Standards and National Research Council. He was the co-author of the book “Managing Innovation” on the topic that was the gist of his business career. While employed by the U.S., Gee met Genevieve “Plum” Riordan, the sister of friend and co-worker Frank Riordan. Gee and Plum Riordan were married on August 26, 1944, part of an abiding love story spanning seven decades. Gee was an official of the YMCA and the vestry of the Episcopal Church in Delaware. He was devoted to tennis and golf, traveled extensively with Plum throughout the U.S. and world and had an intense interest in food and wine. He was named a member of the Chevaliers des Tastevin wine society in France. Gee and his wife were collectors of American arts and crafts including the furniture of George Nakashima, Navajo rugs and Steuben crystal. Blessed with the gift of giving and receiving friendship, Gee made and kept friends from every social circle in which he moved until the very end of his life. Gee was predeceased by his beloved Rhodesian Ridgeback, Trek. He is survived by Plum Gee, by his three children and their wives Michael and Alice, William and Joan and David and Michelle, by his six grandchildren, Joshua, Hope, Caroline Prezzano (Douglas), Austin Carey (James), John and Isabella, and by great-grandchildren Elle and Paige Prezzano and Will Carey. Ed Gee leaves the finest possible legacy to that family and his friends—innumerable good memories. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest contributions to Vicars Landing Scholarship Fund, 1000 Vicars Landing Way, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082, or Northeast Florida Community Hospice, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, Fl 32257.

Eleanor Millwater

We regret to inform you that on Thursday, September 26, 2013 Eleanor Millwater of Bethesda, MD passed away. Eleanor was the longtime owner of cottage 346 and was the beloved wife of the late Charles A. Millwater, M.D., She was the loving mother of Nancy McGuire, Barbara Herkner and John Millwater, M.D. (Roberta); devoted grandmother of Ann Mitchell (Christopher), Michael O’Mara (Angela), Katharine O’Mara, Margaret Johnson, Timothy O’Mara (Susan), Sharon Keegan (Vincent), Elizabeth O’Mara, Robert Millwater (Dorothy), Carolyn Carroccio (Matthew), Gregory Millwater and the late Mary Kay McGuire. She is also survived by 22 adoring great-grandchildren. Friends may call on Sunday, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Church of the Little Flower, 5607 Massachusetts Ave., Bethesda where Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday, September 30 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Washington, DC. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Mary Kay McGuire Scholarship Fund, at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, 1524 35th Street NW, Washington, DC 20007.


Rosemary W. Betts

Rosemary W. Betts, Age 83 of Ambler, died Tuesday August 13, 2013 at Abington Memorial Hospital. Born in Sudlersville, MD. She was the daughter of the late Stephen H. and Opal (nee Kelly) Wright. Mrs. Betts was preceded in death by her husband Charles M. Betts in 1990 and her son Curtis Betts in 2012. She was a Teachers Aid at Supplee Nursery School in Maple Glen for many years prior to her retirement in 2010. Mrs. Betts was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church Whitemarsh, The Questers and loved to play bridge with many groups. Rosemary was the devoted mother of Donna (Donald) Lynd of Ambler and Cheryl B. (Stephen) Cicioni of Lancaster, PA. She was the loving grandmother of 4, step grandmother of 3 and great grandmother of 3 and sister of Stephen Wright of Paris, TX. Relatives and friends may call Saturday August 17, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Anton B. Urban Funeral Home, 111 S. Bethlehem Pike, Ambler, with a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be in St. Thomas Church Whitemarsh. Remembrances in her name to Supplee Nursery School, 855 E. Welsh Road, Maple Glen, PA 19002 would be appreciated by the family. Tributes and photos may be shared at

Tyler Lee Groseclose Jr.

Tyler Lee Groseclose Jr. of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., passed away on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. Funeral services will he held on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, 26 Mule Road, Toms River, N.J. 08755 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Committal services will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Toms River. Visit www.quinn-hoppingfh. com to send condolences to the family. Born in Philadelphia, Pa. on Feb. 10, 1928, Tyler attended Haverford School and Lehigh University, Class of 1952. He served in the United States Army from Nov. 27, 1947, to Nov. 26, 1951. He spent two of those years in Italy with the Occupation Forces. Tyler started his insurance career with the Home Insurance Company, later moving on to Higham, Neilson, Whitridge and Reid, and then to the Groseclose, Campbell Hall division of the Carnett Agency, all while pursuing a career in student accident-and-health Insurance. Tyler was one of the founding members of the Associated Business Members of NJASBO. In 1983, he became president and co-owner of T.L. Groseclose Associates, Inc. In 1991, the business was sold and his retirement began. At first, his time was split between Lawrenceville, N.J., and Ponte Vedra. However, in 2002, he and his wife, Maureen, sold their home in New Jersey, and became permanent residents of Ponte Vedra, Fla. Tyler was an avid golfer and passionate Philadelphia sports fan. He was a 50-year member of Merion Golf Club and a 25-year member of the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club. He had three holes-in-one between February 1993 and March 2002. One of his last requests was to let all his golfing buddies know that he shot an 84 while playing his last game on Aug. 20, 2013. Tyler was predeceased by his son, Tyler Lee Groseclose III; his parents, Tyler Lee and Margaret Groseclose Sr.; his sister, Nancy Stokes Groseclose; his stepson, Michael P. Castner; his stepson-in-law, John C. Baran; his sister-in-law, Catherine Horan; and his brother in-law, George Nardone. Tyler is survived by his wife, Maureen O’Flaherty Groseclose; his sons, Richard and Andrew of Cresco, Pa.; his daughter, Susan Price (Drew) of Cresco Pa.; his stepson, Joseph Castner of St. Petersburg, Fla.; his stepdaughters, Carole Baran (John, deceased) of Charlottesville, Va. and Diane M. Castner of Howardsville, Va.; his stepsons, William J. Castner Sr. (Diane H.) of Toms River, N.J., and Thomas Castner (Rayda) of Fremont, Calif. He is also survived by two grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, along with many cousins. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Tyler’s name may be made to McGraw Center for Caring, 4715 Worrall Way, Jacksonville, Fla. 32224.

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