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Inside this Issue 3 Masonic Villages Announces Next CEO 4 Welcoming New Leadership 5 Here for You at Home
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23 Honorarium Gifts 23 Love of Angels Memorial Gifts
6 Busy with Benevolence
29 Love of Angels Honorarium Gifts
8 A Portrait of Service & Sacrifice
COVER STORIES In Pursuit of the Past
11 The Gift of a Helping Hand
12 On a Genealogical Journey
16 Designating Your Gifts to a Specific Masonic Village
13 Finding Family Together
18 Masonic Villages’ Wish List
19 Memorial Gifts
14 A History of Healing & Helping
Masonic Villages Announces Next CEO THE MASONIC VILLAGES’ BOARD OF DIRECTORS has named William “Bill” L. Kingsbury, Esq., CEO-Elect for the Masonic Villages. He began his new role May 1. On Dec. 1, 2019, Bill will become CEO for the Masonic Villages and be responsible for the day-to-day management of all the charitable activities and functions of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, which includes, in addition to the Masonic Villages, the Library and Museum, Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation, Blood and Organ Donor Club and Masonic Charities Fund. He will oversee the delivery of program services; budgeting and financial reporting; facilities management; information technology and systems management; development, advancement and fund raising; human resources; and legal and compliance. In addition, he will manage the development and implementation of strategic planning processes and initiatives to ensure alignment with goals and core mission values for the organization. Bill earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and finance from Villanova University in 1992. He played baseball for the Wildcats during his undergraduate years and was drafted by the Oakland A’s. When his professional athletic career was cut short due to an injury, he returned to Villanova and earned his Juris Doctorate from the university’s School of Law. Upon graduation, Bill joined the law firm of Peck, Young & VanSant, Philadelphia, and was promoted to partner in 1997. In 2001, Peck, Young & VanSant merged into the prominent, national law firm of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP. Over the past 17 years, Bill has served as a member of the Executive Committee and Chair of the Business Department, among other leadership roles. He has extensive experience in advising both for-profit and tax-exempt organizations in a variety of industries
with respect to their operations, structure, governance, complex business and financial transactions, capital projects and commercial contracts. He is also experienced in advising private and public institutional investors in connection with all aspects of their investment programs. Bill has served as outside general counsel to the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania and its charitable affiliates, including Masonic Villages, from 1995 – May 2019. He is a Past Master of Melita Lodge No. 295, Philadelphia; a Past District Deputy of District C and At Large; Chair of the Grand Lodge Consolidated Fund; Chair of the Grand Lodge Pension Plan; a Trustee of Title to the Masonic Temple and Other Real Estate of Grand Lodge; a member of the Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation and the Committee on Preservation of Masonic Monuments; and a past member of the Board of Directors for The Masonic Library and Museum of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania. He is a recipient of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania Benjamin Franklin Medal and the DeMolay Legion of Honor. Bill received his 33° in Freemasonry in August 2012. He resides in Valley Forge with his wife and two children. MasonicVillages.org
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he received his bachelor’s degree in recreation and leisure studies. Kirk has a master’s degree in therapeutic recreation administration from Temple University and is a certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and Eden Alternative® Associate. He is president and past treasurer of the Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society.
PETE RAMSEY has been named director of landscape and land management. In this role, he plans, organizes and directs landscape, agricultural and horticultural production at the Masonic Village at Elizabethtown.
Masonic Village Home Health, Home Care and Hospice, a division of Masonic Village at Elizabethtown, has welcomed three new leaders to its team.
Previously, he served as the grounds manager at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and the golf course superintendent/director of operations at Range End Golf Club in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania. Pete is a graduate of the University of Maryland’s Institute of Applied Agriculture. KIRK RAKOS has been promoted to personal care administrator at Masonic Village at Elizabethtown. In this position, he is responsible for day-to-day operations, leadership and development of employees, ensuring personal care services are provided for residents in a safe, caring and timely manner. Prior to this position, he was the therapeutic recreation supervisor at Masonic Village and an adjunct professor at York College, where 4
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JUSTIN WOLGEMUTH has been named president of Masonic Village Home Health, Home Care and Hospice. Justin is responsible for strategic planning, organizing, directing and coordinating all facets of operations for Masonic Village Home Health, Home Care and Hospice. This includes maintaining compliance with federal and state standards. Most recently employed as the vice president of clinical services at Mennonite Home Communities and as a registered nurse for Horizon Healthcare Services in Lancaster, Justin has more than 20 years of experience in the medical field. Justin holds an associate’s degree from St. Joseph’s School of Nursing and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Millersville University. VICTORIA TESTA has been named director of home health. In this position, she is responsible for
operations, budgets and oversight of staff, including nurses, social workers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, aides and administrative and clerical staff. She oversees organizational objectives and identifies opportunities for improvement through data analysis, observing operations and consulting with leadership and staff. Previously, Victoria was the director of clinical operations for the Lancaster branch of Affilia Home Health and the director of nursing for Maple Farm Nursing Center in Akron. She received her associate’s degree in nursing from Delaware County Community College and is a certified OASIS Quality Specialist. KATHLEEN NOLL has been named home care manager. In this position, she coordinates service and care delivery of the Masonic Village Home Care program and leads its day-today operations, including providing services to contracted clients. Previously, she was the director of the home care program at Homestead Village, the director of wellness and memory support at Longwood Manor and a nurse leader in memory support at Landis Homes. Kathy has 30+ years of experience as a licensed practical nurse and is also a certified CPR/First Aid instructor.
Here for You at Home HOME HEALTH Following an injury, illness or hospitalization, Masonic Village Home Health can provide personalized services, including skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, medical social work and assistance of home health aides, in the security and privacy of an individual’s home. Home health care requires a physician’s referral, and services are covered by Medicare and many other insurances. Specific services may include: postsurgical care; joint replacement program; wound care; disease management (congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, stroke, diabetes and others); medication, pain and Coumadin management; blood sugar and blood pressure monitoring related to disease management; fall prevention program; oxygen therapy; antibiotic therapy (infusion care); 24hour on-call nursing support; and more. Services are available for residents in Elizabethtown and those in the greater Elizabethtown community. Contact: 717-361-4050 or MVEHomeHealth@ masonicvillages.org.
HOME CARE Masonic Village Home Care, celebrating 10 years of service in 2019, can provide services on an hourly, daily, regular or temporary basis in the comfort of an individual’s home. After an initial
assessment and consultation, staff tailor a personalized plan. Home care services are not covered by Medicare, but are paid privately. Services may include: transportation to/from medical or non-medical appointments; help with preparing for company; assistance with shopping/ running errands; cleaning out closets, basements or garages; doing laundry and other household chores; providing around-the-clock companionship; meal planning and preparation; and assistance with hygiene care. Available for Masonic Village residents in Elizabethtown and the greater community, home care services are also offered to residents in Sewickley. For services in Elizabethtown, contact 717-367-1121, ext. 33700, or HomeCare@masonicvillages. org. For services in Sewickley, contact 412-741-1400, ext. 3096, or MVSHomeCare@masonicvillages.org.
HOSPICE Masonic Village Hospice, also celebrating a decade of service in 2019, focuses on the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of patients and promotes comfort and selfdetermination. A registered nurse and
hospice medical director oversee each patient’s care plan, which may include pain control; symptom management; personal care assistance; physical, occupational and speech therapy; dietary consultations; medical social work services; and spiritual care by inter-faith chaplains. Hospice services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance plans. Beginning in 2019, services also include palliative care, which provides patients who have a life-limiting illness but are not ready for hospice, with additional support such as advanced care planning and pain and symptom management. Hospice is about celebrating life. Staff work to create lasting memories for patients and their families, and Masonic Village is a proud participant in the We Honor Veterans program. Bereavement support includes individual and group sessions, newsletters and personal phone calls. Services are available to patients in their residential homes, nursing homes, retirement communities or skilled facilities throughout Lancaster, Dauphin, Lebanon and Eastern York counties. Contact: 717-367-1121, ext. 18449, or MVHospice@masonicvillages.org. MasonicVillages.org
Busy with Benevolence SONJA ALCON HAS BEEN “BUSY ALL HER LIFE” - with a 30+-year social work career, three children and six grandchildren, involvement in five Masonic orders, trips to all 50 states and 38 countries and volunteer opportunities at Masonic Village at Elizabethtown. Born in Orange City, Iowa, and delivered by her grandfather, she spent most of her early life in Maryland. Her father was the director of the measurements section of the Ballistic Research Laboratory at Aberdeen Proving Grounds from the time of U.S. involvement in World War II until his death at age 48. “I just had an ideal childhood. It was a wonderful, bucolic life,” she said. She remembers riding her horse and exploring fields and streams on the family’s eight-acre property, driving a tractor to spread manure at the neighboring farm at age 12, swimming and practicing water ballet. She worked as a soda jerk at the Officers’ Club and as head lifeguard at a nearby pool during summers throughout high school and college. She also had her own small business - digging up worms to sell to trout fishermen. “The men who came fishing expected to see Sonja up on the bank selling her worms,” she said. Despite her entrepreneurial spirit, Sonja majored in music at Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College). By sophomore year, she switched to sociology with art and psychology 6
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minors – an intellectually stimulating, personally enlightening combination. “I hadn’t known there were troubles in the world, until my internships and studies, when I began to find out that the world and its people had a lot of problems,” she said. At that time, Sonja wasn’t one of them. She graduated from college and got married a week later. In September, she took a job in discharge planning at Springfield State Hospital (now Springfield Hospital Center), a psychiatric facility in Sykesville, Maryland, where she had interned. However, it wouldn’t last. In the fall of 1960, Sonja’s beloved father died – in front of her when she was seven months pregnant with her first child. Then, she and her
husband separated after seven years of marriage. She remarried, but her second husband went to serve in Vietnam and never came back to the family – not because he had died, but because he had abandoned them. She also lost two babies and her sister. However, even during a period of great personal hardship, Sonja was able to help others. Post-divorce, when she and the kids moved to Hanover, she started working at Hanover General Hospital to support her family. She stayed there for 30+ years, tripling the hospital’s social work department, which had started out with only two staff – “a secretary and me” – by the time she left. While there, she founded support groups for juvenile diabetics, heart
“I hadn’t known there were troubles in the world, until my internships and studies, when I began to find out that the world and its people had a lot of problems.”
attack patients, parents who had lost children and other patient populations. “These groups were one of the few opportunities for them to meet someone else who had similar problems,” she said. Additionally, she worked clinically with parents facing SIDS deaths, as a liaison for private and agency adoptions, with trauma cases and with the hospital’s first HIV/AIDS cases in the late 80s. “My first AIDS case was heartbreaking. She was only 22-23 years old and had received a tainted blood transfusion after a car accident. Her parents sat with her every day because she didn’t want to die alone,” she said. Sonja also sometimes sat with her at night as a hospice volunteer. Due to the job’s emotional demands,
many social workers experience burnout. Fortunately, Sonja had many family members who, through their work as teachers, medical professionals and pastors (her grandmother was Illinois’ first licensed female minister) modeled how to shoulder others’ burdens without becoming consumed by them.
“It was almost preordained that I would be a helping person,” she said. Masonic involvement was also a family affair. Both Sonja’s grandfathers were Masons and her mother and grandmother were members of Order of the Eastern Star. When she was initiated into the Hanover Eastern Star chapter, she “loved it from the get-go,” serving as Worthy Matron twice and again after the chapter consolidated with York Chapter No. 179. After moving to Masonic Village in 2017, she became a plural member of Elizabethtown Chapter No. 407, which meets at Masonic Village. In May 2019, she is expected to become the chapter’s Worthy Matron. Over the years, she has received several appointments from the Grand Chapter and is presently the Appointed Grand Chapter Committee Member for Warmth of the Star for Veterans. “I do everything I can for veterans,” she said. Her primary Order of the Amaranth Court is Dr. J.M. Hyson Memorial Court No. 106, Red Lion; she is a dual member of Victory Court No. 149, Elizabethtown. She has been Royal Matron three times (once with her husband, David, whom she married in 1985, as her Royal Patron) and Royal Patron twice. She is also a Past Worthy High Priestess of Samaria Shrine No. 43, Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, and Officer of Sychar Shrine No. 36, York, and a member of Ozemb Temple No. 52, Mechanicsburg, Daughters of the Nile. The Alcons’ Masonic commitments
allowed them to travel all over the world, building connections and doing good work wherever they went. “I love the ritualistic work, but that’s not satisfying in the same way that the charitable work is,” she said. “I am dedicated to helping raise funds for the many charities that we support.” In 1994, she was initiated into Westminster Assembly No. 245, Maryland, Social Order of the Beauceant, a Christian order for female relatives of Knights Templar members – the first step on her journey to Masonic Village at Elizabethtown. For six years, she worked to establish a Beauceant Assembly in south central Pennsylvania, since the only existing Beauceant Assembly in the state at the time was in Carnegie, near Pittsburgh. In August 2000, Elizabethtown Assembly No. 265 was constituted, with Sonja serving as Charter President twice. (She was also a two-time past Supreme Worthy President at the national level.) She came for meetings at Masonic Village at Elizabethtown 10 times a year, familiarizing herself with the campus long before it became her new home. She and David put their names on the waiting list in 2009 and made the move in 2017. “What we really wanted and needed to know is that we were set for the rest of our lives, and that can only be done through here,” she said. Along with her continued Masonic involvement and on-campus volunteering, Sonja serves as the Retirement Living Association representative for the Eisenlohr apartments and is a member of Masonic Village at Elizabethtown’s Social Media Ambassadors resident Facebook group.
“I’ve had so many wonderful experiences in life – I could live just on memories,” she said. MasonicVillages.org
A Portrait of Service & Sacrifice PHOTOS CAPTURE LIFE’S MOMENTS – joyous, tragic, momentous and everything in between. Before the age and convenience of cell phones, one photo could transport viewers to a world they’d never experienced and tell a story worth more than a thousand words. Al Leisey’s life has been captured through snap shots of special family moments and personal achievements, but one photo of him, from 1944, has taken on a life of its own. A symbol of the service and sacrifice of U.S. Marines in World War II, it hangs in the National Museum of the Marine Corps. It is a permanent reminder of a time in Al’s life of which he went decades without speaking. The photo (see p. 10) features a wideeyed young man, dirty and tired, being assisted by two fellow soldiers onto a ship. It was during the battle of Parry Island, in the Marshall Islands, and Al was hauling a 65-pound radio and his rifle up a cargo net. He made it most of the way up the net, but exhaustion caught up with him when he reached the ship’s railing. The photo first appeared in newspapers nationwide, including Al’s hometown
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paper in Honey Brook, Pennsylvania. His mother immediately recognized him. It was then published in Life magazine in 1944; in “Life’s Picture History of World War II;” on the cover of “On Killing” by LT. Col. Dave Grossman; in a calendar called “Celebrations;” in the American Legion magazine (September 2001) article “G.I. Joe;” and on plastic carrying bags from the National WWII Museum in New Orleans.
Joining the Elite The story behind the photo began when Al enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a freshman at Penn State University in 1941, studying commerce and finance. He played on the football and baseball teams and was a member of the university’s ROTC. On Dec. 7, at approximately 4 p.m., Al was in the middle of a study session when news broke of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. Looking at the young men around him, he knew they’d all be called to duty soon. Al chose to enlist in the Marines because he felt it was the elite branch.
“If I ever got shot, I wanted to be around the best,” he said. Al was sent to Parris Island, South Carolina, for basic training, where he served as an escort to President Franklin D. Roosevelt when he reviewed the base. He played for the Marines’ baseball team and pitched against future major leaguer Bob Feller (Al’s team won). He was asked to remain at the base to play baseball but was not happy with this assignment, so he went to his colonel (who happened to be ex-heavy weight boxing champ Gene Tunney).
“I told the colonel I enlisted in the Marines to fight, not to play baseball. I finally made it to another base, but after the grueling combat training, I never complained again about baseball duty,” he said. Once assigned to a ship, he traveled to Mexico, New Zealand and Australia, although his unit never landed. Overcoming sea sickness and a variety of tropical diseases, he eventually stopped in Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands and Pago Pago, Tutuila, American Samoa, where he was assigned to the 3rd Battalion Headquarters Company of the 22nd Marine Regiment for more training. Al was a scout, first gunner and combat radioman. His job was to stay in contact with battalion headquarters, let them know his unit’s position and communicate with other companies in the vicinity. He spent some time in the hospital during this assignment when he had his wisdom teeth pulled. As he recovered, Eleanor Roosevelt sat down on his bunk one day and talked with him for about 15 minutes. Her son, Jimmy, was also in the Marine Corps. Al saw combat at the Marshall Islands, followed by three more islands, and he suffered various injuries. While on Parry Island, a shell exploding nearby caused both his eardrums to rupture. Later, a faulty 16-inch shell from Battleship Pennsylvania blew his combat boots off his feet, leaving him with a concussion and killing dozens of others. On the Engebi Island in the Eniwetok Atoll, on the morning of Feb. 20, 1944, Al was setting up his radio gear with friend Ty Laiho when he spotted a Japanese sniper atop a coconut tree. As Al lined up his shot, the sniper fired first, hitting Al in the back of his right hand. To avoid his next shot, Al did a back flip. Fortunately, as Al had hoped when he joined the Marines,
Ty was among the best. Ty shot the enemy soldier and grabbed his rifle, which he held onto and gave to Al several years later. Al was taken to the medical station and placed on a stretcher, not yet out of harm’s way. “As I lay there on a stretcher on the beach, a mortar shell came into the area and exploded and threw my body in to the air – they say 15 feet,” Al said. Al was put in a stretcher basket and lifted 60 feet onto a landing craft for transport to the Hospital Ship Relief. The doctor on duty told him he might lose his hand, and for a young man whose biggest passion in life was sports, this was tragic news. He was placed on a tanker headed to Pearl Harbor Naval Hospital, where he had surgery on his hand and shrapnel removed from his backside. The surgeon discovered the earlier concussion from the mortar shell had caused painful swelling at the base of his spine. On May 10, 1944 – one year to the day since he was sent overseas – he was transported to the Naval Hospital in Oakland, California. During his recovery, he had the chance to talk with U.S. Army Gen. Douglas MacArthur. “I told him I thought he should be a Marine Corps general instead of an Army general because he kept using the Marine Corps to take all the islands in the Pacific,” Al recalls. “He said to me, ‘No one ever told me that before.’ We, as Marines, always wondered why he never picked on the Army.” In June, Al was given leave and took a five-day trip to Honey Book in a railway coach car. The trip caused further injury to his back, and he was admitted to the Naval Hospital in Philadelphia for more surgery. He first learned about the Masonic fraternity thanks to an admiral at the hospital, who helped him join Howell Lodge No. 405, Honey Brook, in January 1945.
Another significant event in Al’s life took place in the city of brotherly love. He secretly married his high school sweetheart, Mary Helen, on Feb. 24, 1945 – a year and four days after he was shot in combat. She was in the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps, and at the time, nurses in training weren’t permitted to marry. They wed in the Arch Street Methodist Church, located next to the Masonic Temple. Legend has it, Al had to give the city employee issuing their marriage license $5 to keep it a secret.
Life After War
As World War II waged on, Mary Helen completed her training in Butler, Pennsylvania (later passing the state boards to become an RN). Upon Al’s release from the hospital, he was assigned to officers’ training and was to rejoin the 22nd Marine Regiment, 6th Marine Division, in combat. Fortunately, he was given medical leave on July 21. The war ended Aug. 15, 1945. Al was awarded a Purple Heart, among other medals, for his service.
“Going from fighting the Japanese to working with them made me understand that war is caused by political idealists who cannot peacefully negotiate and solve the problems of their time in power,” Al said.
Al returned to Penn State, with Mary Helen, and resumed his studies. He played baseball again, but the battle injuries he sustained to his hand prevented him from having the same success as before. He graduated from college in 1948, and he and Mary Helen had six children. He worked for several companies, including the Minolta Company, U.S.A., where he became president of several of its subsidiaries.
Beyond his career, he was active in his community, serving on a school board, city and town councils, a board of supervisors, six terms as president of the Lion’s Club and other volunteer commitments.
weekly cocktail parties, as well as volunteering on campus. Al led a group which supported young entrepreneurs, sang in the Men’s Chorus and helped launch the Grey Lions of Elizabethtown, a Penn State Alumni Interest Group. Mary Helen died in 2014, a few months shy of their 70th wedding anniversary. Al cared for her in their cottage, with the help of Masonic Village Hospice. She cared for others her whole life, and at the end, Al wanted to care for her. He read medical books and learned everything he could to make her comfortable.
“The thing I wanted to do most after the Marine Corps was to help people,” Al said. “I felt a calling to do it. I also felt being a Mason would put me in a position to do that kind of work. I was blessed with a wife who knew what I wanted to do was important. I never heard from her, in 70 years, ‘don’t do that.’” Mary Helen was busy herself volunteering with the League of Women Voters, YWCA, Girl Scouts and PTA. “Both my parents set a really good example of how to be engaged in the community,” daughter Kimberly Leisey said. “To not do it, seems abnormal.” In 2002, Al and Mary Helen moved to the Masonic Village at Elizabethtown, and Al’s commitment to service continued.
Top photo: Al in 1944 while serving in the Marshall Islands. Middle photo: Al’s World War II Victory and Purple Heart medals. Bottom photo: Al being honored during a visit to the National Museum of the Marine Corps.
“We moved here because of my Masonic affiliation,” Al said. “Every place I went, Masonry was an important thing. We knew we’d be cared for here. I also knew, if I ever couldn’t pay my bills, the Masons would help me.” Mary Helen, who “liked to have a good party,” quickly acclimated them with friends and neighbors by hosting
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“As a Marine, you’re taught never to leave a buddy behind,” Al said. “Once a Marine, always a Marine.” As Al recently moved from his cottage to the Masonic Health Care Center, he has embraced receiving care as well. “The care he receives is greatly appreciated,” Kimberly said. “I live two hours away, and it’s nice to know, anytime day or night, I can call or email staff and check in.”
A Picture of American Grit At age 96, Al’s not done making an impact. His next goal is to be the oldest living Marine from World War II. Seventy-five years later, the iconic photo of Al tells a story – not just Al’s – of many soldiers who fought in World War II. Soldiers were tested and persevered, laying the groundwork for a generation who never hesitated to sacrifice everything for their country and family. Al was devoted to giving his all as a soldier, a husband, a Mason, a father, an employee, a volunteer and a role model. He has set a good example for his children, 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
“In all my life, I’ve made mistakes, but I’ve never told a lie,” he said.
The Gift of a Helping Hand
MASONIC VILLAGE AT WARMINSTER’S GIFT SHOP IS SMALL, BUT COZY and welcoming, with a back window that provides natural light to illuminate the room and the merchandise on display. For the past 40 years, Leona Smith, Past Matron of Morning Light Chapter No. 312, Hatboro, has managed the gift shop, providing service and a smile to residents and visitors who come in to browse the items there and make purchases for loved ones. “My biggest joy is to be able to help people,” she said.
could see what we had and possibly purchase something for residents,” Leona said. This transition period was the perfect time for someone new to step in and take charge of managing the new gift shop. She and Helen took on that responsibility, assisting with customer transactions and other duties. Over time, Leona built meaningful relationships with residents and staff who came in to shop or just share friendly conversation.
Leona’s late husband was a Mason, and she joined the Order of the Eastern Star at the encouragement of friends who she played cards with and were chapter members. That was what introduced her to Masonic Village at Warminster, which was then the Eastern Star Home-East. (Masonic Villages merged with the Eastern Star Home-East in 1998, later renaming it the Masonic Village at Warminster.)
These relationships made it easier for her when she moved to Masonic Village at Warminster in July 2018. Leona had spent 68 years in her home and figured she would spend the rest of her life there. However, health problems prevented her from staying in her house. Fortunately, Masonic Village at Warminster was literally in her backyard – there to help and support her, just as she had for them in her volunteer duties for the past 40 years.
It all started when Leona and her friend, Helen, another member and Past Matron, attended an Advisory Council meeting to see what volunteer opportunities were available for the chapter.
“I wanted to take all responsibility away from my family,” she said. “Having been here since the place opened, I knew what was here. It was the only place when I left my home that I felt like I could call ‘home.’”
“Before we opened our mouths, they were saying, ‘Oh, you can run the gift shop for us,’” she said. Previously a swap shop located in the lower part of the building, the gift shop was moved upstairs to a more central location.
Along with the connections she has built with fellow residents and staff, Leona continues to be involved with Eastern Star. When her chapter volunteers the first Thursday of every month, Leona is right alongside them.
“Upstairs was a better location because people
“I still act as a volunteer as well as a resident,” she said. MasonicVillages.org
In order to record family history accurately, in addition to collecting stories, he advises obtaining copies of birth and death certificates. “Word of mouth alone is not good,” he said. “People’s memories fail.” He also suggests utilizing a web-based program, such as Ancestory.com or Legacy.com. These services cost money, but they’re good places to connect with relatives and store files, dates, photos, etc. The sites provide translation services and will even forward your questions to experts in other countries. “Lots of websites supposedly give you free info, but it’s very limited. In the digital world, people enter all kinds of stuff,” he said. “It mostly takes hard work and following up on things. These days, you have to have computer skills.”
On a Genealogical Journey FOR BILL SCHNECK, LOOKING INTO HIS FAMILY’S PAST has been a bit like navigating a maze. Just when he thought he found the right path, he’d run into a dead end. Finding a new route is just part of the adventure for him. It’s also been an opportunity to spend time with his daughter, who has taken up genealogy as a hobby as well. “It’s very labor intensive,” he said. “It’s taken hours and hours of researching and connecting with family members. You could go down a wrong path of someone with the same name, and then have to start all over again. But it’s fun to know. It’s like being a detective, working your way through knowns into the unknowns.” Bill’s journey into his past started when he became curious about his father’s side of the family, since most of them had passed away. His first step was to interview living family members, including his aunts and cousins. He found census data helpful for information going as far back as 1860. In addition, the Mormons have a detailed database called the FamilySearch, available online. His daughter has also been researching his wife’s (her mother’s) side of the family. She has gone in many directions, including searching microfiche, which tend to be faded and hard to read; newspapers; periodicals; and journals in the library. “There’s an endless supply of resources,” Bill said. “It’s interesting and rewarding, but extremely difficult.” 12
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Immigrants coming through Ellis Island were known to change their names, often choosing something that reflected their occupation, such as Shoeing. For Bill, chasing down names and keeping track of relatives as they moved has led to challenges. Going back three generations, he discovered his family was from Germany. On his mother’s side, his great-great grandfather divorced and remarried several times, complicating his research. On his father’s side, he hasn’t had much success beyond three generations. His daughter and son recently visited the gravesite of their great-great grandfather, which was a meaningful way to bring the search full circle. Bill is interested in starting a Genealogy Club at Masonic Village. It helps to have a group of people to turn to for guidance in navigating dead ends. With a group of people from the same area helping one another, it could lead to beneficial connections.
“For retired people, it’s the ideal time to look into your family’s past,” he said. “It requires a little bit of intensity, but it’s fun.” Bill’s been having a lot of fun since he moved to Masonic Village at Lafayette Hill in 2013. “There so much to do,” he said. “I visit the woodshop, and I’ve started modifying the layout with the help of other woodworkers to make more efficient storage for tools. It keeps me busy. I work on the quarterly newsletter with input from other residents. Sometimes people call me with computer problems, and I help.” He may not have discovered everything he wants to know about his family’s history, but with an “extended” family at Masonic Village, he has a whole new group of people to discover. “It’s a small community,” he said, “but you meet a lot of people. In fact, you get to know the whole neighborhood.”
Finding Family Together COMBINED, CATHY AND JAY COOK HAVE 9,500 PEOPLE IN THEIR FAMILY TREE. As the facilitator of Masonic Village at Elizabethtown’s monthly genealogy workshop, Cathy helps other residents “grow” out the branches of their family tree. Although not a genealogist by profession, she has 20 years of personal experience. Her interest in genealogy began with Jay’s family, which can be traced back to Ireland in 900 A.D. Inspired by a family tree on display at the annual Cook family reunion, she helped make a family tree for Jay’s mother as an 80th birthday gift. Soon, she was tracking her own family lineage through history. Her experience inspired her to start a genealogy workshop at Masonic Village. “I figured there were people who had the same problems I did – they got stuck somewhere,” she said. Cathy’s hope for the workshop was that residents would come help each other untangle the roots of their family trees with what they’d learned through their own research. “The first time, so many people came that we had people out in the hallway,” she said. After that first session, attendance trickled off to about five or six residents, but steadily grew to its current numbers – around 12-15 regulars. During their meetings, the group watches genealogy videos on
YouTube, then works on someone’s family tree. Although Cathy still hasn’t worked through some of the challenges she encountered researching her family history, leading the group has been a valuable experience for her.
“It’s not just about finding and collecting people but finding stories – turning your ancestors into real people,” she said. She recalls one attendee, who, during the process of researching his family tree, was stuck in the same place for 30 years, unable to proceed. Coming to the genealogy group, however, got him unstuck and moving forward in his journey to the past. “We managed to get him back to Europe,” she said with pride. Through the group and her own research, Cathy has learned a lot – not just about her own ancestors, but about past times in general. “It’s interesting to meet these people from the past, see how they lived. We take so many things for granted,” she said. Masonic Village at Elizabethtown’s Genealogy Workshop meets the second Wednesday of the month in the Life Long Learning Center in Grand Lodge Hall. For more information, contact resident Cathy Cook. MasonicVillages.org
A History of Healing & Helping
Stanton Jonas considered a pharmacist’s role as more than dispensing medicine. He saw people’s overall health as a concern.
From the Air Force to Administration to Mr. Yuk Stanton’s interest in pharmacy piqued as a young boy growing up in Hazelwood. There were three pharmacies within a two-block area of his neighborhood, and he found all the pharmacists to be very cordial. Stanton attended the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Pharmacy. During his junior year, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, pending graduation and the Pennsylvania State Board. As a licensed pharmacist, he was able to go into basic training as a corporal and be guaranteed 14
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a position in an Air Force pharmacy. As Chief Pharmacist of the 135th Air Base Squadron in Honshu, Japan, Stanton’s experience was challenging. He filled prescriptions for the entire base. By tour’s end, he had been promoted to Staff Sargent. He returned to the states and was honorably discharged. Stanton was then employed at the Thrift Pharmacy in Monroeville, a very busy store. After two years, he was assigned to the Thrift Pharmacy in Johnstown, a very slow store. With Easter two months away, he had two part-time clerks prepare 100 Easter baskets with Reymer’s chocolate eggs, candy and cosmetics. One also placed names on large chocolate eggs in a front window. After two years, his prescription volume had thrived and went on to become the
second best in Thrift’s entire chain. After several more years, Stanton competed for a pharmacist position to start a pharmacy within the Allegheny Health Department. He was hired, and one of his first initiatives was to purchase flu vaccinations by quality, not price. Due to rubella increases, he helped coordinate “Rubella Sunday” on May 17, 1970. He obtained 82 jet-injector guns (which didn’t require needles) for clinics on loan from the military, with the remaining clinics using syringes. The 130 clinics immunized 189,586 children that day, which was the largest single day immunization by injection program in the United States. Stanton received his Master of Public Health degree after two years of
part-time studies. After several promotions, he became a Public Health Administrator (PHA 3), overseeing one-fifth of Allegheny County residents. He retired on July 19, 1990. Stanton also served as chairman of the Poison Prevention Committee and was involved with naming March as Poison Prevention Month. He promoted the distribution of Mr. Yuk stickers through pharmacies (courtesy of the Pittsburgh Poison Center) and an informative newsletter.
His History of Healing and Helping Stanton is retired from his more than 50-year career as a pharmacist, but when he’s not enjoying his home at the Masonic Village at Sewickley, you can still find him in a “pharmacy” twice a week. Every Tuesday and Thursday, he heads to his alma mater, the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, and spends four to six hours amidst old balances, dispenser molds, mortars and pestles and a cash register dating back a century. For Stanton, volunteering as the curator of the Elmer H. Grimm Sr. Pharmacy Museum, a title he’s held since 2005, is a small way to honor a profession to which he dedicated his life. The museum, which features an old corner pharmacy storefront, provides a glimpse at how the profession has evolved over time to the advances made in modern medicine. It’s housed in the School of Pharmacy’s Salk Hall, named after Dr. Jonas Salk, who led the team which developed the polio vaccine in 1955 through research and studies conducted in that very building. The item Stanton finds most interesting is contained in a glass vial sealed in a wooden tube for protection. It doesn’t look like much, but this smallpox vaccine had a huge significance.
Photo by Jan Kuhar Shaw/University of Pittsburgh
In 2014, the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association honored Stanton with the Mortar and Pestle Award, which recognizes service to the pharmacy profession.
“For any number of people my age, it was a blessing when it came out,” he said. “My wife and I and thousands of others still bare the arm scar from its inoculation. Smallpox is the only disease to be completely eradicated worldwide.” Stanton secured the donation of the 906-piece collection of glass conical graduates displayed near the museum. The donor, Bernard Levy, RPh, of Wisconsin, declared it the world’s largest. Other items, especially the bottle of Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound (circa 1873-1906), which “guaranteed fertility, relieved hot flashes and cramps and acted as a uterine sedative,” remind visitors of the importance of 1906 government regulations through the Federal Drug Administration, preventing misleading cures.
Designating Your Gifts to a Specific Masonic Village THIS TIME OF YEAR BRINGS HOPE FOR SUMMER VACATIONS and the possibility of sharing time with family and friends from across the state. The five Masonic Villages are special places where the spirit of connecting and sharing with one another occurs all year long. At every location, there are reminders that individuals are very generous to neighbors, to those they love and to the things they care about. Recently, residents asked some good questions about gifts to Masonic Villages. Some were wondering if gifts to a specific Masonic Village are used at the designated location. It is important to know that any gift is appreciated, and if you have given or are considering a gift to a specific Masonic Village, it will go to support needs of the residents of your chosen location. Maybe you have given using one of our “Giving Catalogs,” (pictured right) available in print, by calling 800-5996454 and online at www.MVGivingCatalog.org 16
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or www.MCHGivingCatalog.org. The catalogs describe services and items provided to residents or youth. Gifts given through the giving catalogs can be designated to help offset Masonic Villages’ charitable budget. Maybe you have given using the “Wish List” published on p. 18, online at www.MasonicVillages.org/donate-now and in “The Pennsylvania Freemason” magazine. Gifts to the wish list provide items that are “wished for,” but are only acquired if a donor makes the designated gift. Many of you are making current gifts through automated monthly giving, through chapel offering envelopes, direct transfers from IRAs or of appreciated stock. Others have planned a gift to a specific location of the “Masonic Villages of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania” in wills, on beneficiary forms, in gift annuities or in charitable trusts.
No matter what you may do, Masonic Villages follows a disciplined process for recording and following donor designations. If a contribution is made that specifies where the contribution is to go – it will go there – 100% of the time.
The following are just a few of the preapproved designations that may be used to direct gifts to support a specific location. •
“Masonic Village” at (Dallas, Elizabethtown, Lafayette Hill, Sewickley or Warminster)
“Masonic Village Endowment Fund” at (Dallas, Elizabethtown, Lafayette Hill, Sewickley or Warminster)
“Masonic Tree of Life” to assist retirement living residents in Elizabethtown who need help with monthly resident fees
“Friend to Friend” at (Dallas, Lafayette Hill or Sewickley) to assist retirement living residents at the designated village who need help with monthly resident fees
“Compassionate Care” at (Elizabethtown, Lafayette Hill, Sewickley or Warminster) to assist health care center residents at the designated location
Your gifts make a difference and bring joy to friends and neighbors at your favorite Masonic Village. The key is to be clear on your giving goals and include designation information with your gifts. To review and document your desired designations for planned gifts that may be coming through wills or beneficiary paperwork, you should contact the Office of Gift Planning at 800-599-6454 to request the nearest Gift Planner to consult with you about your favorite Masonic Village.
Thank you for keeping our mission alive!
Financial information about Masonic Charities can be obtained by contacting us at 1-800-599-6454. In addition, Masonic Charities is required to file financial information with several states. Colorado: Colorado residents may obtain copies of registration and financial documents from the office of the Secretary of State, (303) 894-2680, http://www.sos.state.co.us/. Florida: SC No. 00774, A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE, WITHIN THE STATE, 1-800-HELP-FLA. Georgia: full and fair description of the programs and activities of Masonic Charities and its financial statement are available upon request at the address indicated above. Illinois: Contracts and reports regarding Masonic Charities are on file with the Illinois Attorney General. Maryland: For the cost of postage and copying, documents and information filed under the Maryland charitable organizations laws can be obtained from the Secretary of State, Charitable Division, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401, (800) 825-4510. Michigan: MICS No. 11796 Mississippi: The official registration and financial information of Masonic Charities may be obtained from the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office by calling 1-888-236-6167. New Jersey: INFORMATION FILED WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL CONCERNING THIS CHARITABLE SOLICITATION AND THE PERCENTAGE OF CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED BY THE CHARITY DURING THE LAST REPORTING PERIOD THAT WERE DEDICATED TO THE CHARITABLE PURPOSE MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL BY CALLING (973) 5046215 AND IS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET AT www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/ocp.htm#charity. REGISTRATION WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT. New York: A copy of the latest annual report can be obtained from the organization or from the Office of the Attorney General by writing the Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271. North Carolina: Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 1-888-830-4989. Pennsylvania: The official registration and financial information of Masonic Charities may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Virginia: Financial statements are available from the State Office of Consumer Affairs, P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23218. Washington: The notice of solicitation required by the Charitable Solicitation Act is on file with the Washington Secretary of State, and information relating to financial affairs of Masonic Charities is available from the Secretary of State, and the toll-free number for Washington residents: 1-800-332-4483. West Virginia: West Virginia residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, WV 25305. REGISTRATION IN THE ABOVE STATES DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION OF MASONIC CHARITIES BY THE STATE.
QTY ITEM UNIT COST Bleiler Caring Cottage 10 Folding chairs $30 2 Sharp sweepers $225 Wi-Fi (semi-annual fee) $480 Camping trip $5,000 Masonic Children’s Home 1 Indoor flag stand $300 1 Electronic equipment $500 1 Sports equipment $500 1 Day trip $1,000 Masonic Village at Dallas 1 3-tiered cart $75 2 Dog waste bag dispenser for villa site $175 1 Gazebo $5,000 Masonic Village at Elizabethtown Tickets to local baseball game $13 for hospice patients 50 Special meal service $15 events for residents Mobility shuttle rides $15 Fluoride treatments $20 Local restaurant gift certificates $20 Hair care service gift certificates $25 Clothing gift certificates $50 20 Wheelchair ponchos $75 12 Portable CD players $85 Hospitality cart supplies for hospice $100 Transportation for hospice patients Wellness center memberships Special events trip 10 Jigsaw puzzle spinner and stand 3 Wheelchairs 8 iPads Week at the shore 4 Blanket warmers 1 Health Services Response team vehicle Masonic Village at Lafayette Hill Winter Ball event Drama lessons/activities for residents Masonic Village at Sewickley 8 Trash/linen carts 1 It’s Never 2 Late (computer system) Masonic Village at Warminster 1 1
Wheelchair scale Stand-up/Hoyer lift with scale
$100 $120 $150 $200 $400 $500 $1,500 $2,800 $15,000 $1,250 $3,000 $350 $9,000 $2,500 $9,600
There is an all-inclusive wish list posted on MasonicCharitiesPA.org, or feel free to contact the Office of Gift Planning at 800-599-6454. Please note that if funds donated for any item listed are over-subscribed, the funds will be used for additional wish list items or needs in the same service area. 18
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MASONIC VILLAGES’ WISH LIST
You can make a difference in the lives of our residents! Thank you to the following contributors: Bleiler Caring Cottage Elaine K. Bleiler: Activities and vacations for residents Sally A. Kinzey: Office furniture Masonic Children’s Home Wayne M. and Nancylee A. Garafola: Various items Ronald A. and Judy A. McKnight: Various items Timothy B. and Marcia L. Spangler: Beach trip Peggy E. Wheeler: Trips Masonic Village at Dallas Clayton J. and Theresa Karambelas: Retractable awning Masonic Village at Elizabethtown Timothy M. Desalis, III: Hair care service gift certificates Huguenot Lodge No. 377: Hospitality cart supplies C. Wilson Kile, Jr.: Books for Clubhouse Library Sally A. Kinzey: Wellness Center furniture and puzzle table Masonic Village Travel Club: Books for campus libraries Thomas S. Matesevac: DVD player and a TV wall mount Joyce E. and Doug F. May: Hair care service gift certificates and gift cards to Gus’s restaurant Richard A. and Diane M. Miller: Massages/Healing Touch, clothing certificates, hair care gift certificates, fluoride treatments and a grill Donna J. Rentzel: Gift certificate for a local restaurant Dorothyann M. Rowland: Shower chairs, a grill and hospitality cart supplies Whitey and Arlene S. Von Nieda: Items for Clubhouse Library Peggy E. Wheeler: Books and supplies for Grand Lodge Library Masonic Village at Lafayette Hill Anonymous: Ping-pong table Margery B. H. English: Various items Friendship-Williams Lodge No. 400: Various items Masonic Village at Sewickley Doric Lodge No. 630: Various items Masonic Village at Warminster Dennis M. and Susan L. Christian: Pulse oxygen machine Delaware County Home Auxiliary, O.E.S.: Seafood dinner Friendship-Williams Lodge No. 400: Various items
Thanks to Our Donors Memorial Gifts The following memorial gifts were made Nov. 1, 2018 - Jan. 31, 2019. Below is a list of individuals (names shown in blue) whose loved ones have made a gift in their memory to one of the five Masonic Villages. We have taken great care to ensure the accuracy and thoroughness of the names listed below. If an error has been made, please contact the Office of Gift Planning at 800-599-6454; 717-367-1121, ext. 33430; or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you. David B. Acree Whitfield Lodge No. 622 Attorney and Mrs. Jacob B. Adams, Jr. Jacob Adams, III Susan C. Aldrete Paula Kaiser Catherine A. Anstine Roland and Carol Anstine Pheobe J. Babel Allen and Doris Babel Benjamin (Ben) F. Balmer Jim Heckman Robert Burns Lodge No. 464 Lynn S. Balmer Charles and Nancy Balmer Mabel Bankes Friendship Chapter No. 551, O.E.S. Irene Bardsley Raymond George Marjorie Barnhart Myra Rupp Bill Barratt Josie Erb William H. Bartle Howard and Larene Castor George L. Beard John and Doreen Beard M. June (Wagner) Beears David and Delores Walmer Gabriel Bennetch Sheila Hardin Warren C. Beuttenmuller Houseman Lodge No. 211 Helen M. Bohne William Bohne Mary Boone David Boone Jean B. Botts Forest Hills Ladies Pinochle Club H. Glenn Bradley, Sr. David and Delores Walmer Hannah (Frantz) Bradley David and Delores Walmer Keith Bradley Richard and Julia Bradley Allen G. Braithwaite, Jr. Pi Delta Epsilon Zeta Chapter Frank and Ruth Brandon Brian and Karen Teaman Gilbert Brandon Brian and Karen Teaman Howard W. Brannon Maxine Brannon Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Brenner Andrew Latschar Mary (Ault) Brocco Scott Musselman Frank Conrad Brown Joan Griffies Frank L. Brown Joan Griffies Frederick R. Brown Carlton Brown Robert F. Brown Hazel Brown Betty C. Burgess Ronald and Alice Burgess Frank Busch, Sr. Frank Busch, Jr. David Cale Michael and Connie McKee Frederick G. Carlson Beverly Carlson Frank Carson Caroline Carson Rosemarie Carthew Mary Adams Ray and Nancy Betz Stephen and Gracia Blanchard
Rosemarie Carthew Wilmer and Shirley Braithwaite Caryl Carthew Robert Carthew Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Davis Joan and Dave Finger Robert and Marilyn Forney Thomas and Kristine Fry Jerry and Pat Kemmerer Don and Pat March Don and Barb Mastrorocco Michael and Carmen McKee Earl and Enid Mellen Jim and Margie Morris Teresa Rogan Elvin Silvius Harriet Vico Keith Witmer Edward and Jeanette Yewdall Nona Chern Margery English Elizabeth Cherry LeRoy McClellan Charles Chew Geraldine Werner Ralph Clare Raymond and Nancy Betz Raymond and Geraldine Vaughan Forrest J. Cleaver Robert Burns Lodge No. 464 Robert Thomas Clough, Sr. Dale Haller John A. Coburn, Jr. Darlene Coburn Martha and Alva Cochran Thomas and Carol Cochran Eric K. Cohen Ad Lucem Lodge No. 812 Irwin Cohen Hackenburg Mount Moriah Lodge No. 19 Donald F. Coles, Sr. Etta Coles Mae D. Cooper Edward F. and Janice Horst Edward L. Horst Walter Cornell Masonic Village Travel Club Clarence J. Cox Carla Cox Gleason H. Crumling Gerry Snyder John and Mae Daniels William and Joann Gibbs Donald G. and Irma M. Davidson William and Nancy Davidson Thomas P. DeFroscia Pattie DeFroscia Frederick (Fred) G. Dent Jane Cutaiar Ruth Fishel Robert and Dorothy Maschal MasonicVillages.org
Frederick (Fred) G. Dent Antoinette DeSalis Mary Kathryn Dietrich John and Rose Donati, Sr. Laura W. Dove Manon Duck J. Donald Dull Laura M. Dunkelberger Thomas Durisko Harold S. Dyer, Jr. Christina Eby Bob Edge John A. Eglick Carl Emilius, Jr. James T. English Laura and John Enie Providence Eshelman Darrell and Imogene Evans Harold Evans Stanley G. Evans Lauretta Ezard Terry R. Fabian Yvonne M. Fafata Linda Fahnestock Dolores Fife Robert Focht Forrest E. Forney Lester W. Frey Charles Fries Rollin Fries Florence E. Fries Wallace W. Furman Joseph V. Gantz Bill Gassman, Sr. Warren H. Geiger Dawn Giordas Cordy Glenn Francis and Teresa Goschler David R. Graham Naomi and Harold Green James N. Griffies Barbara P. (Bilger) Hallgren Courtland Hammond James D. Hardin Stacey Harmon Frank R. Harrison, III Carol Hartman 20
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Richard and Sandra Semler Timothy DeSalis Thomas and Nancy Crawford John and Teresa Donati Albert Dove Ray and Pat Horn Marie Dull David and Delores Walmer Myrtle Durisko Sally Dyer Joseph and Marjory Eby Patricia Edge Southampton Square Club Bonnie Emilius Margery English Carl and Carol Willis Wyoming Chapter No. 1, O.E.S Allen Evans Kaj Skov Dorothy Evans Robert and Joan Hurdle Alvin and Iris Goodman Robert Fafata David and Delores Walmer David Fife Doris Frehafer Jack and Judi Rankin Robert and Nancy Forney Dennis and Carolyn Nace Robert Fries Robert Fries Robert Fries Ferne Furman Joseph Gantz Mary Gassman Jacqueline Geiger George Giordas David and June Nimick Robert and Nancy Goschler Sharon Graham William and Judith Green Joan Griffies James Bilger Carl and Cheryll Hallgren Charles Bauer Sheila Hardin Richard Maffett Nancy Smith - Harrison Evelyn Day Eleanor Hill Mr. and Mrs. William Mueller
Carol Hartman Patricia Rogers Ruth H. Hasenauer Conrad Weiser Chapter No. 449, O.E.S. H. Barry Heaps Eileen Heaps David J. Heasley Andrea Heasley Ruth S. Heath Harry Heath Wilbur R. Herr Doris Beane Sidney S. Hersh Joel Hersh and Cynthia Tyger Arthur J. Hicks Cynthia Bloom William Homisak Eleanor Homisak E. Dale Hornberger Raymond and Nancy Betz Raymond and Geraldine Vaughan Kay L. Horst Richard Miller Camilla Anderson Patricia Hamilton Edward F. and Janice Horst Edward L. Horst Brandon Moore Dale and Denise Mummau Tammy Via Roger and Susan Wheeler Mrs. Howard (Marty) Houck Ronald Norman Martha Houck Family of Martha Houck Myrna Matesevac John F. and Violet J. Hull Glenn Hull Rudy Hummel Joan Hummel David and Alicia Hunsberger Tim and Fay Pletcher Elizabeth D. Hunt Robert Hunt Agatha Iser Cindy Phillips Ray Israel Hackenburg Mount Moriah Lodge No. 19 George Jacob Najib and Anna Jacob Vincent J. Joyce Winifred Joyce Joseph C. Kardelis Whitfield Lodge No. 622 Dennis J. Kearns, Jr. Gwendolyn Kearns Dennis J. Kearns, Sr. Gwendolyn Kearns Paul H. Keiser Larry and Adrienne Keiser David H. Kendig, III Anna Kendig Helen Scholl Kennedy Dale and Carole Aurilio Diane Buck Robert and Marie Buck Lois Davis Jack and Judy Scholl Clark R. Klopfer Margaret and Robert Weidman George and Douglas Krissinger Ann Krissinger Terry Kuntz Brian and Susan Kuntz D. Jane Kurtz Bruce and Joan Howarth George F. and Viola F. Lance Lester and Mary Moll Robert D. Lang Franklin-St. Johnâ€™s Trinity Lodge No. 221 Rusty Larson Cindy Phillips Swede Larson Cindy Phillips Elizabeth Ann Lawrence Richard Lawrence Anna E. Lazur Stephen and Kathy Lazur
Charles and Rita Ledig Alan Ledig William P. Lee Franklin-St. John’s Trinity Lodge No. 221 Jacob K. Lehman Ralph Lehman Paul H. Lehman Ralph Lehman Pauline and Richard Lehr Gerald and Carmen Richards Roland and Ruth Lenker Jack and Judith Rankin Donald and Harris Levine Marcia Levine Irving Lewis Robert Lewis Nicholas Ligosh Michael Petak Dominick Lizzi David and Alda Lizzi Alton Los Long Donald and Jane Schultz Harry K. Longenecker David and Delores Walmer Loved Ones Wesley and Wendi Rittenhouse Ginny MacGregor Gordon MacGregor Bill Magill Pat and Ray Horn Horace L. Mann Mr. and Mrs. Ralph “Scotty” Davis Robert and Marilyn Forney Gerald and Pat Kemmerer Gene and Nancy McMillen Peggy Reizes Michael (Skip) S. Marrone Nancy Baker Richard and Kay Bigley Earl and Alice Graby Thomas and Virginia Labagh Glenn and Natalie Treece Skip Marrone James Allen Jack G. Marshall, Sr. Nancy Marshall Grover J. Martin Grover Jay Martin Robert H. Martin Samuel Martin Norma Mason Charles and Carol Curry Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Forney Bryan and Eileen Hill Marie Massa Michael and Rebecca Maxwell Frank S. and Mary E. Matesevac Thomas Matesevac Graydon J. Maxwell Frederick Westcoat Audrey J. McBride Gregg McBride Byron O. McCollum Hanna McCollum Virginia U. McMullan Sarah Brown Elizabeth McQue Robert McQue Robert R. Melisko Judith Melisko John Mengel Dale Schoeneman Paul E. Meyers Donald Meyers Ruth Ellen (Hoffer) Miller David and Delores Walmer William Miller Hackenburg Mount Moriah Lodge No. 19 Daniel Milligan Ray Geesey Harry S. Mills Sinclair and Elizabeth Mills Charles T. Mistic Southampton Square Club James Mitchell Lake Lodge No. 434 Edward Monefeldt Jane Strock Walt and Jessie Moore Ronald and Margaret Moore Kenneth R. Moore Ronald and Margaret Moore
Betty and Al Munz Darren and Susan Rash Frank and Jane Munz Darren and Susan Rash Gertrude K. Myers Stephen Kiessling Leon Myers, Jr. Jay and Bonita Myers Robert J. Nagel Judith Nagel James C. Nickle Thomas and Terry Kamerzel Jacquelin (Jackie) Nikischer Frank and Judith Nikischer Frank K. Noll Franklin-St. John’s Trinity Lodge No. 221 Wallace R. Nuttycombe Albert and Sally Rutherford James T. Oesterling Marilyn Oesterling Ralph E. O’Neil Loraine O’Neil Warren D. Orr Camelia Orr Marjorie Owens Richard and Terri Whiteford Cass Painter Michael Chapman Roy H. Parker Ronald and Susan Parker Sylvia E. Parks Robert Carthew Joseph Greene James and Norma Hall Edward and Janel Harris Robert and Sharon Joyce Steve and Doreen Merkt Bob and Nancy Sassaman Smith and Diaz Family Mark and Jackie Tierney Whitey and Arlene Von Nieda William P. Paul Shirley Paul Robert John Payne Mary Louise Payne Florence (Winkie) Peet Sarah Brown Norma and Richard Crooks Ruth Devlin Stephen and Gretchen Donaldson Tom and Nancy Generalovich The Hedley Hoeger Group Marjorie McMullan Gwen Spahr Jeff and Barb Thompson Harold Perrine Lake Lodge No. 434 Joseph and Leona Petrosky John and Teresa Donati Beatrice Phillips John and Laura Hunsberger John Phillips Cindy Phillips Nancy Ann Probst Richard and Elaine Buehler Janet Chapman Carol Good Kenneth and Jean Myers Jenella Schwalm, Norman Myers and Betty Myers Linda L. Rankin Jack and Judith Rankin H. Stanley Redline Duane and Doris Redline Gerald S. Repcheck McKinley-Stuckrath Lodge No. 318 Herb Reynolds Charles Schwender Corinne Richards Gerald and Carmen Richards
Israel and Malka Richter Lodge No. 126 - Israel and Malka Richter Fund Mae B. Rickert Bruce and Audrey Bupp Deb Kerstetter Ruth Turpin Marwyn Risler Robert Hasday Ruth M. Rissmiller Edward and Ann Horting Larry G. Ritter Bruce and Ethel Joan Howarth Betty Rodisch Julia Linn Gloria Rolston Michael and Trudy Failor William C. Rowland Dorothyann Rowland Jerome Rudman Hackenburg Mount Moriah Lodge No. 19 James Rutherford Albert and Sally Rutherford Jonathan D. Rutkowski Daniel Rutkowski Lynn Rutkowski Daniel Rutkowski Edward and Ruth Rutter Anthony and Linda Ambrose Fay Salicco Joseph Salicco Jane Schaeffer Robert Schaeffer Albert L. Schmidt Eric Schmidt Otto G. Schmidt Frank Johnson Rosalyn M. Schwartz Jayne White William E. Schwarz, Jr. Susan Schwarz Jack O. Searle Edward and Madeline Searle Robert N. Self Robert Hasday John G. Shaffer John Shaffer Robert L. Sharpnack Donald L. Stefl and daughter Cynthia L. Stefl Kim Shelley Donald and Jane Hacker Gordon S. Shelly Susan Shelly Dolores F. Shott Thomas Shott Six deceased Brothers Pocono Lodge No. 780 Millie Sinopoli Henry and Jocelyn Sinopoli Elmer Slezak Todd and Stephanie Slezak Myrl and Earl Speicher George and Sandra Martin Harold R. Stambaugh Michelle and David Cancio Northeast Philadelphia Networkers Sheila and Bob Serianni Blanche Smith Southampton Square Club
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Richard and Ethel Stannard Richard and Nancy Stannard, Jr. Sheridan Stockham McKinley-Stuckrath Lodge No. 318 Wilson Sturgeon Jo Anne Coy Barbara McMahon John and Rita Mae Petricko Mark Speranza Suzanne Steele Robert L. Swift Sandra Bingaman Edward J. Teaman Brian and Karen Teaman Robert H. Todd, Jr. Jacqueline Todd Royden Tyger Joel Hersh and Cynthia Tyger Gertrude M. Tyler John and Linda Rutt Lloyd Tyson, Jr. Jacquelin Tyson Lee Volez Edward and Dolores Peterson Helen J. Walker Henry Walker Fred Washkevich Louise Washkevich Robert E. Watkins, Sr. Robert and Annette Watkins, Jr. Gerald E. Weaver Richard Zercher Joseph L. Weber Lucille Weber Charles T. Weiler Susan Weiler Robert P. Weismantel Wallace Montgomery Neda Mae Wert Geraldine Werner Beatrice Whitmer Marc and Ann Falcinelli Regina W. Widmer Daniel (Dan) Bigelow and Larry Widmer David Winter Loretta Winter John Ellsworth Winter Joan and Jeffrey Bitzer Robert and Marilyn Gentle William McCann Betty Randolph Jeffrey Toomey Jack Wynn Paul J. Yabor Raymond Yabor Marlin Yoder Kevin and Colette Lindsey Ernest H. Yohn Edwin and Virginia Yohn Anna Mary Young Leonard and Mary Newman Archie B. Young Edwin and Merlene Young Jeanne Zellers Ken and Doris Beane William J. Zimmerman Catherine Zimmerman
Honorarium Gifts The following honorarium gifts were made Nov. 1, 2018 - Jan. 31, 2019. Below is a list of individuals (names shown in blue) whose loved ones have made a gift in their honor to one of the five Masonic Villages. Carl Alercia Jerry and Jan Benuck John and Barbara Armbruster Todd and Kristi Armbruster Deborah L. Bigelow Daniel (Dan) Bigelow and Larry Widmer Robert C. Black Robert Yates Ken and Elaine Bleiler Cynthia and Jerry Kopenhaver Jane Cale Michael and Connie McKee Mike and Trudy Failor Michael and Trudy Failor Elmer L. French George Siebert, Jr. Jim Heidler Jane Strock Daniel Hodson John and Lois Erb Mr. and Mrs. Gerald E. Kemmerer Jeffrey Kemmerer Betty Kuntz Brian and Susan Kuntz Viola F. Lance Lester and Mary Moll Marjorie Learn Paul MacDonald June Maag Bob and Patti Jackson Henry and L. Menapace Marianne Gilmartin
Robert S. Metcalfe Tracy H. Miller Joseph E. Murphy MVE Staff of Angels Walter R. Schmidt Eileen Scion Stephanye Smith Staff at Elizabethtown Rudy Stroh Richard Stuncard Brenda L. Van Deursen James Waltenbaugh Dorothy L. Webster
Jay and Mary Lou Tarara Avalon Lodge No. 657 Doric Lodge No. 630 David and Pamela Whitenack Cindy Phillips Albert Schmidt Elaine Bleiler Heath and Holly Mackley Scott and Lynette Muller John Beck James Stuncard Cindy Phillips Richard and Erin Lacrone George and Loretta Boettger
Love of Angels Memorial Gifts Thank you to all who contributed to the Masonic Charities 2018 Holiday Appeal, For the Love of Angels, in support of our Masonic Villages. Listed below are the names of those who have made contributions in memory of loved ones from Nov. 1, 2018 through Jan. 31, 2019. Great care has been taken to ensure the accuracy and thoroughness of the names listed below. We regret any errors or omissions. If an error has been made, please contact the Office of Gift Planning at 800-599-6454; 717-367-1121, ext. 33003; or by emailing email@example.com. Thank you. Margaret M. â€œPeggyâ€? Adams John Wm. Albaugh Clyde N. Albright John Albright Kathleen (Kitty) Ambrozates Hans and Ruth Andrae Jim Andrews Ann (from 2nd floor PC) William and Alberta Ardell Dorothy Ariosto Melania Ariosto Jack Armstrong Edwin and Ruth Arndt Helen M. Arnold Vincent W. Attaviano Claire Aurentz William D. and Margaret M. Balmer Adele Banko Donald W. Banzhof
Ronald E. and Ardee Adams Edith Raup Suzanne Wojewodzki Janice Albright Kelly Eakin and Rob Fulton Valerie Ambrozates Renote Hylinski Ginny Andrews Jeanne Ryan Diane Ardell Snear Thomas Ariosto Thomas Ariosto Geraldine Armstrong Robert and Renate Arndt Palmer Arnold Rich and Carla Arnold Marion Attaviano Barbara and Terry Lenker Cathy McSherry Andrea McAndrew Patricia Ruth
Earl R. Baringer Paul Baringer Barkley Brothers Dianna McCommons Carol Barkley John Barkley Dale Barkley Dianna McCommons Mary Anne L. Barnhart Clyde Barnhart William Barnhart Theon Barnhart Sara and Philip Barsky Freydel Barsky & Marilyn Barsky-Boccella Violet Kolchin Bartakovits John and Barbara Kolchin Ruth Dull Beane Kenneth and Doris Beane Thomas Beaty Mike and Joanne Beaty LeRoy Bennett Miriam Bennett Michael Bergbauer, Jr. Barbara Shields Michael Bergbauer, Sr. Barbara Shields John E. Berger Ann Berger Elvira Berry Jim and Helen Berry William E. and Ruth K. Best, Sr. Linda Muller Joseph Black Ben Black Stanley S. Black, Jr. Marion Black Mike Black Teresa Black Mike Black Lawrence Bloom Paula Bloom MasonicVillages.org
Mary Weiss Blouch John and Anne Stevens Kathryn (Kitty) Boone Raymond and Barbara Boone Betty Jane and Ed Green Anna Borek Josephine Prince Sandy Bossert Lee Bossert Charles R. and Jean B. Botts, Jr. Karen Botts Mary Ann Bowman Patsy Bowman Kenneth Brandt Jean Brandt Lynn Brandt Russ and Faye Baker Carol Brandt Myrtle N. Breneman Charles and Donna Breneman Earl H. Brinser, Sr. Suzanne and Harry Fisher and Debbie and Dale Burkett James and Helen Brookhart Donald and Patricia March Joseph V. and Arlene G. Brown Kenneth and Donna Patrick Bill Brown Margie Brown Dick Brown Sarah Brown Louise Brown Preston and Brenda Van Deursen Mike and Jackie Brubaker Lin Roussel Kurt E. Buehler Linda Kreisich Robert Kreisich Harold E. and Betty C. Burgess, Jr. Ronald and Alice Burgess Frank M. Burton Sharon Burton Paul and Stacie Lewis Arthur and Glenna Bush Peggy Hummel David Cale Jane Cale Preston and Brenda Van Deursen Mary E. Calvert Suzanne and Harry Fisher and Debbie and Dale Burkett Maria Cardona Raymond Cardona and Jean Cairns Frederick Carlson Beverly Carlson Donald L. & Elsie Naomi Carmichael Bonnie and James Carmichael Donald and Diane Carmichael Herb Carrier Roberta Carrier Rosemarie Carthew Rev. A. Preston and Brenda Van Deursen Nancy F. Castagno Nicholas and Nancy Manno Charles Chew Preston and Brenda Van Deursen Marjorie (Marge) Clabaugh Erik Clabaugh Gary Clabaugh Carolyn A. Connor Vincent Connor Joseph Cook Edith Cook Cornelia E. Cooper Windell Cooper Porter John H. and Mary L. Cooper John and Kathleen Cooper Isabell and James Cromie Barbara Shields Margaret and Jim Cromie Barbara Shields Catherine F. Crouch Kate Crouch Chester T. Cyzio Helen Cyzio Weldon T. Darnell Mildred Darnell Gordon Dash Richard Parks Carl and Jean Daube David and Sandra Lee Daube Bill and Helen Davenport Thomas Davenport 24
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Phyllis Dayton Craig Dayton Anna K. Deik Robert Deik Marie Dellaquila Deanne Molinari Walter and Nancy DePrefontaine Walter and Leslie DePrefontaine, Jr. Helene and Albert DeRentz DeRentz Family Chester A. and Marian E. Derk, Sr. Chester and Barbara Derk, Jr. C. James Devlin Barbara Bucklin Chris Devlin Ruth Devlin Mary Kathryn Dietrich Morris and Ann Farnum O. Luther Dixon Fonda Dixon Jean Dixon Charlie Doborow Preston and Brenda Van Deursen Gene Donahue Elaine Donahue James J. Donnon Cynthia H. Donnon and Elizabeth Donnon Robert Douty Barbara Douty Charles Drace Susan and Gerry Friday George Drescher Lenore Drescher Charles W. Dressler Dale Dressler David Druckenmiller Robert and Diana Druckenmiller Frank Dubbs Kathryn Dubbs Jim Duncan Lillian Rothwell Allan Dunn Carolyn Dunn Jess Dunn Jim and Cindy Everett James and Elizabeth Eakman Preston and Brenda Van Deursen Carrie Eberhart Alice Mason Harry Eberhart Alice Mason LeRoy D. and Nancy Eberly Jeffrey Eberly Robert (Bob) Edge Jinny Cosgriff Patricia Edge Jim Edsall Michael and Michele Edsall Jim and Edna Edsall Mark and Maureen Edsall Ruth Emberger Robert Emberger Gerd and Madge Eminhizer Richard and Barbara Fogarty Richard Enck Esther Enck James T. English Margery English Mary Kay Dubbs Eobbi Kathryn Dubbs Providence Eshelman Joseph Falzone Glen Eshleman Mike and Kim English Anthony and Kathie Eshleman Grace Evans Richard and Carla Arnold Nicole Marie Falbo Mary Sardello Kenneth R. Faux Beatrice Faux Floyd A. Feger Arlene Feger Lori J. Fehnel Charmaine Florey Ferretti Family Elaine Donahue Darlene Fetter Linda Reed William and Charlotte Feurer Irene Feurer Chester Finnstrom Whitney Finnstrom Joan Firth Joan Firth
Glen David Fisher John and Barbara Kolchin Amanda Flick Dale Flick Robert Florey Charmaine Florey Charles E. and Ruth B. Frederick Nancy Bogert Lance M. Frehafer David Frehafer Charles Frishmuth J. Lorraine Jordan William H. Fritz Jane Steckler Rudolf and Mary Galli Nicholas and Andrea Galli Laura Gamble Sandy Greene Mary C. Garrison Barry and Brenda Acker David and Debra Rosensteel Bill Gassman Bill Gassman, Jr. Pamela Geary Preston and Brenda Van Deursen Clinton S. and Jane D. Geib Doris and Donald Brandt William W. George, Sr. Children, Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren of William W. George, Sr. Doris L. Gerlach Jim and Mary Gerlach Robert Gerlach Robert and Mildred Germann Patricia Bixler Donald H. Geyer Laura Pladus John W., John M., and Margaret Geyer Natalie Geyer Miles J. Gibbons, Jr. Carole Forker Gibbons Mildred Ginther George Ginther Patricia Ginther George Ginther Joseph N. Giulii Annette and Chris Solarski Cordy Glenn Michael Glenn Joe S. Goff James Goff Martin and Doris Mae Gotsch Jane and Joe Bruton John Gottschalk Preston and Brenda Van Deursen Edith H. Gotwols Carol Dougherty James L. Graveline Karen Grant Kevin Graveline Harry and Elizabeth Greenawalt Jennifer Eaton Michael Greenawalt Paul J. Gross George and Beverly Gross Delmar R. Grove Harold and Jill Bucks Michael L. Grove Marianne Grove Glen G. Guth Mary Sardello Agnes Haggarty Bryan and Eileen Hill Peggy Haitz Shirley Lou Thomas Joan H. Hall William Hall William Hammer Nancy and Jim Hammer Eva S. Hardy Harold Hardy Edna Harper Emily and Michael Hammel Joel and Diane Harrar James and Ann Harrar Sara Harting Howard Kroesen L. Mitchell and Joan Hartman Patricia Weatherly Malvin and Bee Haubenstein Catherine Dattola John P. Healey Lisa and Tim Bright Heavenly Class of 2018 Preston and Brenda Van Deursen
Tom Heim Judy Heim Gladys R. Heisey Laura and Lou Heisey Richard Henderson Launette Jones Sterling P. Hepler Duane and Nancy Hepler Eugene K. Herr Marion Herr Teresa Herr Doug and Tina Zima Wilbur R. Herr Kenneth and Doris Beane Jack Herrington Phoebe Herrington John Herrington William and Jennifer Dickson Earl P. Herting Preston and Brenda Van Deursen Herb and Edna Hess Barbara Shields Dr. Paul Hess Paula Hess George and Irene Heysek William and Donna Heysek Arthur Hicks Preston and Brenda Van Deursen Eugene W. Hieber Ruth Turpin Tom Higgins Leah Higgins Edward Hill Patricia Hill-Kaplan Janet A. Hobday Charles Hobday, Jr. James (Jim) Hoepfer Ruth Milliken Deb Wartell Ronald F. and Amelia E. Hoffman Eugene and Jane Smith Virginia S. Holt Richard Holt Harold F. Honath Wayne and Kim Honath Martha Hoover Ralph and DiAnn Hoover E. Dale Hornberger Roscoe and Gigi Carnahan Chris Hornberger Katherine Nesbitt Shirley Lou Thomas Preston and Brenda Van Deursen Ralph C. and Emma V. Horne Mary Anne Cooling Robert M. and Virginia Hotchkiss Hotchkiss Family Howard G. and Martha Houck, Jr. Sharon, Bonnie, Debi and Heidi Jeannette I. Houseknecht Ronald Houseknecht Charles C. Hughes Helen Myers Charlie and Kathryn Hummer Doug Hummer Glenn and Joanne Hummer Vicki Dolan Fred Hummler Nanci Bicking Frederick (Bud) Hummler Robert and Jean Hailstone Margaret Hummler Dave and Lee Hunsberger Marc Hunsberger David and Alicia Hunsberger Timothy and Fay Pletcher Cather Hunter Barbara Shields Hunter Family Jeffrey James Patricia Indelicato Mary Beth Toczek Agatha Iser Cindy Phillips Carl W. and Elizabeth Jackle Donald Jackle James Family Jeffrey James Frank Janits William and Catherine Schneck Marie Jaros Donald and Nancy Fisher Constance Jarush Robert and Chris Cassel
William T. Johnson Stella Johnson Russ and Mary Jo Remaley Mary K. Judy Jenifer McClain Sheldon Kaplan Patricia Hill-Kaplan Alan A. Karr Beverly Bowman James and Pauline Kauffman Joyce May Dennis Kearns, Jr. Gwendolyn Kearns Dennis Kearns, Sr. Gwendolyn Kearns Lee R. and Kathleen B. Kegris Dennis L. Kegris, Sr. Galen Kemble Joan Kemble Lee Collier Kidd Debbi Johnson Patrick and Betty Kiernan Doris and Dale Nichols Frances Kimes Whitney Finnstrom Anne Kinkle Susan Davis Francis E. and Thelma M. Kinter Stephanie and Roger Traub John R. Kleinfelter Mabel Hornickell Ronald Klemkosky Gregory and Rosetta Klemkosky Albert and Mary Kling Albert and Glee Kling Robert and Joyce Kling Joan Kling Helen Knelly Denise Dougherty Mary Knight Cap Knight Virginia Knight Robert Knight Julia Donnon Knox Cynthia Donnon and Elizabeth Donnon Dolores Koser Brian and Sabrina Koser Dorothy (Dottie) L. Koser Steven and Stacy Koser Max and Diana Murphy Donald Kramer Patsy Bowman Robert Kratz Ann Kratz Anne Kula John Kula D. Jane Kurtz Preston and Brenda Van Deursen Joyce A. Kurtz Terry Kurtz and Terry Bigler Linda Kurtz Jennifer Eaton Michael Greenawalt Orvis Kustanbauter Helen Kustanbauter Louis F. La Noce Gloria La Noce Peggy and Vince Lachimia Barbara Shields Peg Lafferty Eileen Ambler Wilber D. and Ada H. Lambert Bill Lambert Janice Landis Wesley Landis John G. Lane Patricia Lane Rusty Larson Cindy Phillips Swede Larson Cindy Phillips Arlene R. Laubach Mary Yeager Grace E. Laubach Mary Yeager Ronald M. Lawhead Julia Siipple Preston J. and Anna M. Layfield Mary Law Anna E. Lazur Stephen A. Lazur Thomas Learn Susan Shildt Walter and Elsa Lee Richard Parks Effie E. Leed Mabel Hornickell
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Donald Leis Lois Reynolds Leis and Wishman Families Norma Leis Kenneth E. Leister Wilmajean Leister Charlotte Leja Henry Leja Kathryn Leneyel Virginia Haupt Roland H. and Ruth M. Lenker Jack and Judi Rankin Ruth M. Lenker Barbara and Terry Lenker Peter J. Lentini Richard and Carolan Moritz Domonic Leone Beatrice Leone Hilda and John Lesko Frank and Judith Nikischer LaDonne Leyerle Ren’ee Hobbs Ted and Meg Lichtenwalner Preston and Brenda Van Deursen Catherine Liddick Ken and Roberta Liddick Donald Light Carole Light John W. Linn, Jr. John and Deborah Linn Julia Linn Edward R. and Dorothy P. Lloyd Christine Petrucci Kay Loichinger Raymond Loichinger Sandra G. Lower Richard and Dorothy Lower Mr. and Mrs. Luby Barbara E. Shields Lucas Family Juliann Senn Arthur T. Lukens, Jr. Arthur T. Lukens, III Irene Lutz Susan Wagner Ginny MacGregor Gordon MacGregor Howard Jimmy Mack Engracia Mack Norman Charles and Elona A. MacMath Wayne MacMath Debbie Mahlar Cynthia Marelia Judith Manko Cynthia and Richard Buswell Kenneth and Pauline March Donald and Patricia March Pauline L. March Denise Dougherty Emily Marek Theresa Marek Stanley Marek Theresa Marek Merle and Dorothy Markley Stacy Schroder and Robert Markley Rene G. Martel Catherine Favreau and Raymond Komow Veronica M. Martel Catherine Favreau and Raymond Komow Joseph C. Martin Francine and Richard Desmarais Isabel “Penny” Martin Walter and Mary Masters Susanne Nesmith Frank S. and Mary E. Matesevac Tom Matesevac Robert J. Matthews Dolores Matthews Clair E. McCall Eva McCall Kenneth McCall Roy L. McCampbell Carolyn McCampbell, Debbie and Bob Masters and Cindy and Bill Ferrucci George and Arabelle McCann William McCann Warren B. (Pat) McCarty Joyce McCarty W. Donald and Lois M. McCulley Andy and Susan McCulley John and Emily McElroy Helen Cyzio Anna Kolchin Mellin John and Barbara Kolchin Thomas S. Merwin Frances Comly
Harry Messick Marguerite Ziegler Roland B. and Marguerite Messick Marguerite Ziegler Dorothy Meszaros Kenny and Rebecca Reigle Earl R. and Joan M. Mezoff Patti and Peter Magoon Ruth V. Mignogna Jo-Anne Karnes L. Robert Miller Linda Miller Louis D. Miller Sophia Miller Helen Myers Samuel L. Miller Elaine Miller Randy Moyer Franklin and Lucinda Zimmerman Krissy Millin Jan and Don Millin Lillian Milliron Eric and Lois Milliron, Sr. Belle Minnich Ty Minnich Christine Mixter Janetta Mixter Mildred Molinari Deanne Molinari William A. Monahan Francis and Ginny Hartlage Edward H. Monefeldt Anne and Alberto Gaglianese James Robert Moore Edith Louise Moore Joy Moore Elizabeth Moore Reilly Alvin and Mildred Moyer Randy Moyer Monica Moyer Elaine Miller Randy Moyer Betty Munz Preston and Brenda Van Deursen Frank Murawski Joan Little Lorraine Murawksi Gertrude Myers Charles Myers J. Richard Myers Helen Myers Richard Myers Preston and Brenda Van Deursen Conrad E. Nasatka Charles and Carol Curry James Nelson Donna Thomas Clifford Nesbitt Katherine Nesbitt James C. Nickle Thomas and Terry Kamerzel Jacquelin (Jackie) Nikischer Frank and Judith Nikischer Howard R. and Betty J. Nolf Nancy and Richard Talley James Novinger Doris Novinger Mary Teresa Olsen Connie and Michael McKee Rose Marie Olsen Connie and Michael McKee Parents of Frank Nikischer Frank and Judith Nikischer Parents of Judy (Savitz) Nikischer Frank and Judith Nikischer Edward and Evelyn Parks Richard Parks Guy and Della Parmer, Jr. Jean Parmer and Mike Cairns Richard B. Pavelik Ruth Ann Pavelik Karen Pence Barbara Brown Henry Persinger Jules and Patricia Garfunkel Victor E. Pessano M. Joan Pessano Vicki Pessano George W. Peters Doris Peters Frank G. Petrucci Mary Sardello John Phillips Cindy Phillips
Janet K. Pickel Brett and Kim Pickel Joy Tennis Andrew William Pierce Shirley Pierce Ambrose Plummer Margaret Norman Richard K. Plummer, Sr. Margaret Norman Senia Plummer Margaret Norman Rose A. Poley Robert Poley R. Hampton Pope John Pope Jack Prater Ingrid Prater Laura W. Pratt Robert and Chris Cassel Paul D. Purnell Judith Purnell Preston and Brenda Van Deursen Robert L. Raetz Viola Raetz Linda L. Rankin Jack and Judi Rankin Richard Reber Preston and Brenda Van Deursen Berneice Reigle Kenny and Rebecca Reigle Mildred Reilly Jinny Cosgriff Patricia Edge George F. Renoe Doris Renoe Residents that touched our hearts Ed and Kay Horst Jean E. R. Ressel Dolores Landis Bill and Doris Reynolds Lois Reynolds Herbert W. Reynolds Lois Reynolds Marion Richards Jim and Helen Berry Alfred Richart Joyce Richart Mae Rickert Preston and Brenda Van Deursen Earl W. Ritter Joyce McCarty Roadside Family Jim and Bobbi Shertzer William B. Robeson Gary and Lori Robeson Thomas E. Rodgers George Friedline Betty Jane Rodisch Preston and Brenda Van Deursen Betty Rohrback Robert and Sharon Rohrback Cora Rostad Preston and Brenda Van Deursen Natalie H. Roth Karen Martin Tom Rothwell Lillian Rothwell James E. Rowley Ruth Rowley Alan F. Royer Mark and Marla Royer Walter F. and Elisabeth P. Ruffer Carolyn Ruffer Charles and Elinore Ruhl Mary Berlage Charles L. and Sue C. Rush Patricia and Stephen Gombocz Mary Sager Preston and Brenda Van Deursen David E. and Joan E. Samuel Barbara Samuel Carl A. Sandberg Joan Sandberg Margaret (Margie) C. Sanderlin Valerie Ambrozates John D. Sandy, Jr. Janet Sandy Anne Sarett Jules and Patricia Garfunkel Ann Satchell Joan Firth Virginia Satterthwaite Lynn Currie Adeline B. Savickas John Savickas Billie J J. Savickas John Savickas
Callie S. Savickas John Savickas John M. Savickas John Savickas Heidi Lee Schreadley Beverly Schreadley John E. Schreadley Beverly Schreadley Don and Ginny Schrecker Paul Schrecker William Schroder Stacey Schroder and Robert Markley Gus Sclafani Constance Sclafani Janice Vurdelja Secunda George and Marjorie Vurdelja Evelyn and Charles Seekamp Faye Loughridge James L. Segmiller Jane Segmiller Charles Steven Seiders Joan Seiders Paul Ronald Seiders Joan Seiders Beverly Shaffner Beverly Carlson Denise J. Shank Maynard and Edna Rosenberry Rev. James G. and Arline E. Shannon Kathleen Shannon Dolores E. Sheehan Michael and Eileen Sheehan Shields Family Barbara Shields Shertzer Family Jim and Bobbi Shertzer Bill Sherwood Margaret Sherwood Herb Shields Barbara Shields John and Helen Shoemaker Gwendolyn Kearns June Leer Shook Charlotte Leer Dolores Shott Thomas Shott Melvin E. and Lucille M. Shroyer Nancy Baker Andrew and Celia Shuta Jim and Helen Berry James E. Siipple Julia Siipple Alice Simoneau Pat and Dennis Shaffer Earl Sinninger Ruth Sinniger James Size Mary Ann Size Arthur Smith Alice Smith Beulah G. Smith Marion Black Edith Smith Shirley Stover J. Mack Smith Robert Knight Lester V. Smith Douglas and Gloria Smith Lloyd Smith John Williams Catherine and Robert Smith Barbara Shields Nancy J. Smith Marion Black Richard E. Smith, Sr. Alethia Smith Harry and Edna Snear Diane Ardell Snear Bonda Snively H. Foster Snively Jacob W. Snyder, Jr. Geraldine Snyder Jacob W. Snyder, Sr. Geraldine Snyder Paul and Helen Soboll Robert and Renate Arndt Robert and Catherine Spangenberg Larry and Carol Wolford Ruth W. Speer Laurel Grant Caroline and Lawrence Spencer Barbara Shields William Stackhouse Preston and Brenda Van Deursen Robert F. Stafford Charlotte Stafford George Staiger William and Donna L. Jamison Henry Staiger William and Donna L. Jamison
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Ralph D. and Carolyne C. Stark Miriam Toepperwein Don and Betty Steel Jeff and Susan Steel John Stevens Phyllis Stevens Erma V. Stichter Deborah Brisset Vivian Stoll Tracey and Bill Killen William S. Stout Diana Ludwig Robert F. and Shirley L. Straub James and Patricia Straub Claude A. and Dorothy M. Street, Jr. Lynn and Jean Barton Donna Hastings Kenneth L. Strohm, Sr. Ken and Linda Strohm Tom and Kathy Strohm Robert L. and Irene M. Stuebner Constance Firing Elwood Swain Leroy Nelson John N. and Betty H. Swan John and Vivian Swan Robert L. and C. Marie Swift Sandra Bingaman Deborah Kula Swope John Kula Samuel M. Taggart Dianna Taggart Peter R. Terreri Annette and Chris Solarski Audrey Thomas Doris and Dale Nichols Bruce Thomas Robert W. Thomas Phyllis Thomas Robert Thomas Wayne S. Thomas Polly Thomas Will Thomas Doris and Dale Nichols Connie Thorpe Jeanne Ryan William and Margaret “Peggy” Thorpe Caryl and Daniel Waters Don Thullen Raymond Cardona and Jean Cairns Eugene and Marjorie Tierney Ray and Annette Tierney Parke E. and Judy Toner William and Nancy Toner Donald G. Turn Margaret Turn Herman R. Turpin Ruth Turpin Charles and Inez Twesten Judith Rehm Joseph “Shevy” Valania Robert and Diana Druckenmiller Stanley Valeski Preston and Brenda Van Deursen Mary Emily Vint Preston and Brenda Van Deursen Doris E. Wagner Nancy and Bill Kaper Edwin G. and Phyllis A. Wagner Natalie Hopson Terry and Don Walp Frank and Judith Nikischer William C. Ward, Sr. Elizabeth Severino Anne Watkins Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. DiPasquale Ricky Watt Richard and Dorothy Lower Charlie and Sis Way Richard and Barbara Fogarty Emily J. Weaver Jennie Cooper Mike Weaver Mary Knox William Weaver Lynn Sawyer Richard E. Weitzel David Weitzel Dorothy Wells Eileen Hathaway and Karen Wells Carroll and Ada Wentz Catherine W. Dattola Todd A. Wert Arthur and Dorothy Wert Kenneth and Beatrice Whitmer Marc and Ann Falcinelli Margaret Widger Robin Canell
Elsie Wiegand Leroy Nelson Amy Keller Wilhelm Richard and JoAnn Keller Barbara Will Preston and Brenda Van Deursen Warren W. and Marie A. Willard Michael and Faith Willard Doree Williams Carole Light Irene Williams Leah Higgins James John Williams Gwen Williams James Michael Williams Gwen Williams Florence and Herman Willis William Reaghard Darl Wilson Melissa Frankhouser Richard Wirth Joan Wirth
Jack Wisnoff Carl D. Wolf, Sr. Richard W. Wolf, Sr. John and Sarah Woodburn Walter H. Wright, Jr. Frances M. Young Marsha Zeiders Robert Zima Betsy Zimmerman Franklin Zimmerman Heidi Zimmerman
Beth Hackett Eleanor Wolf Eleanor Wolf Linda Reynolds Carolyn Wright John Young Karen Zeiders and Lisa Lyons Doug and Tina Zima George Zimmerman Virginia Zimmerman Virginia Zimmerman
Love of Angels Honorarium Gifts Listed below are honor gifts made in honor of loved ones (names shown in red) through the Love of Angels Holiday Appeal. Activities/Recreation Dept. Sandi Hathaway Adult Daily Living Center Staff Shirley Matheny Jean Albright Kelly Eakin and Rob Fulton Susan C. Aldrete John Adams and Elena Aldrete John Ambrozates Valerie Ambrozates Irene and James Ariosto Thomas Ariosto Irma Auman Janie Wheeler Betty Aurandt David and Pamela Whitenack Eilzabeth Bakeoven Kathleen Mininger and Family Mary Baratta Frank and Luanne Baratta Madelyn H. Bardes Bob Bardes Frances Baringer Paul Baringer Ruth Barkley Dianna McCommons Barbara Beaty Mike and Joanne Beaty Elizabeth Beiermeister Barbara Treffeisen Kay Bell Mark and Eileen Pagano Charlotte (Shirley) Betz Bill Lambert BF 3 Girls Amy Smith Francis and Marion J. Black Mike Black Beth Bossert Lee Bossert Steve Box Roberta Carrier Tiffany Brandt-Thomas David and Pamela Whitenack Breanna, Nurse on 1 Floor of Personal Care Dianna McCommons Jaime Buseman Mark and Eileen Pagano Sally DeAngeles Butters Janet Beekman Gavin Carr Elizabeth Severino Roberta Carrier Mary Donnelly Margaret E. Chalmers Debbi Johnson Margaret Chapman David and Pamela Whitenack Hope Clark George Friedline Jane D. Conti Mark Conti Frank (Francis) and Grace Cunnane Roberta Carrier
Ed and Kristin Cunningham Millie Darnell Jim and Claire Davis Freda M. Derr Charles and Julia Diez Ann Dinsmore Cris Dinsmore Margaret Doherty Roni (Mary V.) Donnelly Philip Drach Nan and Henry Dreher Rena Dressler Tammy Duran Kelly J. Eakin Ethel C. Eshleman Harold and Bernie Fasnacht Debbie A. Ferretti Gerald E. Fetter Heather Fornwalt Jean Frishmuth Blake and Linda Gall Ann George Robert L. Gerlach Nicholas and Stella Gianopoulos Brenda Gibson Cynthia M. Giese Emmy and Bill Gingrich Trudy Goff
Linda Fowler Tomas and Schatzie Martorana Jim and Sue Davis James and Cheryl Fulginiti Elizabeth Severino Judy White David and Pamela Whitenack David and Pamela Whitenack Mark Eyer David and Pamela Whitenack Roberta Carrier Harry Collier Cory Collister Dawn Carr Nancy Parke Bill and Carol Hawthorne Mike and Kim English Anthony and Kathie Eshleman Doug Hummer Craig Dayton Debra Foultz Renn and Marian Sminkey Lorrie Jordan Ruth Rowley Steve and Cindy Gianopoulos Jim and Mary Gerlach Dean and Becky Gianopoulos Mark Eyer David and Pamela Whitenack Geraldine Jones Roberta Carrier James Goff
Johnna Golob Gil and Donna Book Rutheda Graveline Karen Grant Kevin Graveline Marion Grochowski Sheryl Allston Eric Gross Claudia Brenneisen Jill E. Hamme Donna Rentzel James Heidler Anne and Alberto Gaglianese Landon Hempfling Tracy and Sandy Miller Betty Herriott Barbara Weir Shirley Hersh William McCann Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Hill Patricia Lane Deb and Fred Hoffman Howard and Lois Wright Mary A. Honath Wayne and Kim Honath Charles A. Hornickell Mabel Hornickell Ann Hossler David and Pamela Whitenack Jack and Aggie Irwin Janet Hoffman Gerry Johnson Lesley Bach Stella Johnson Russ and Mary Jo Remaley Julie at Willow Place Miriam Bennett Wilbur and Edris Kauffman Joyce May Peter Kern Elizabeth Severino Joanne M. Kerridge Beatrice Kerridge Catherine Kessler Ron and Alice Hihn Cindy Kidd David and Pamela Whitenack Betty A. Kincaid Sam and Pam Kincaid Joanna Kohl Roger and Cheri Friedman Jordan Koser Mark and Eileen Pagano Evelyn Kroepil Tim and Christine Kroepil Donald J. Kugle Jean and Jim Tebay Jennifer Kula John and Eileen Kula Olivia Landis Elizabeth Severino Janet E. Learn John and Marguerite Ziegler Marjorie Learn Susan Shildt Carrie Leitzell David and Pamela Whitenack Tracy Leja Henry Leja Brent Libhard Elizabeth Severino Jay Linn Julia Linn John W. Linn, III Julia Linn Julia Elizabeth Linn John and Deborah Linn Elaine S. Lukens Arthur Lukens, III Jill Luzier Richard and Kay Bigley June Maag Bob and Patti Jackson Althea Martin Julia Linn Masonic Village at Dallas Employees John Savickas Masonic Village Friends Chris and Joan Reynolds Masonic Village Hospice Laura and Lou Heisey Masonic Village Staff Peggy Dengler Joan English Wayne and Nancylee Garafola Deanne Molinari
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Joyce May David and Pamela Whitenack Lucas May Joyce May Sophie May Joyce May Eileen McNiff Bill and Tracy McNiff Mary Beth Meehan Roberta Carrier Adele Messerole Julia Linn Mary Meszaros David and Pamela Whitenack Carol A. Miller Marion Black Elaine Miller Franklin and Lucinda Zimmerman Kim Miller Tim and Marcia Spangler Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Miller Patricia Lane Claire Morgan Roberta Carrier Gary and Lois Morgan Gary and Deborah Morgan Ralph Morgan Steve Box Karen Morris Renn and Marian Sminkey Donald Morrison Helen Cyzio Tiffany Moyer Jeanne Ryan Dave Mueller Nancy Parke MVE Staff of Angels Cindy Phillips Dee Myers Wesley Landis Kathi Nasatka Richard and Kay Bigley Charles and Carol Curry William and Carol Northey Kristin Dunn Debra Novinger Doris Novinger Mildred Oâ€™Toole Roberta Carrier Harold Wayne Pence Barbara Brown Grace Peterson William and Betty Peterson Cindy Phillips David and Pamela Whitenack Betty Pirnick Jeanann Kahley Catherine Plummer Margaret Norman Cindy Poole David and Pamela Whitenack Laurie Prah Elizabeth Severino Margie Preganz Henry Leja Wilma Pugh Natalie Geyer Herb Reynolds Family Lois Reynolds Bob Rineer Martha Waldrop Mary Jean Risser Gerald Risser Fran Rowley Elizabeth Moore Reilly Jim and Katy Rowley Ruth Rowley Kerry Safran Claudia Brenneisen Salena, Betty Pirnickâ€™s Nurse Jeanann Kahley Edward and Ruth Sattler Alan and Barbara Anderson Esther Scheuermann Marion Cuttle John and Missy Letsch Josie Schies Kenneth and Rebecca Reigle Brian Schildt Elizabeth Severino Sandy Schmitt George Schmitt Lois Schoch John and Dorothy Schoch Margrit Schroder Stacey Schroder and Robert Markley Joan Schweiger Robert Schweiger
Lori Seiders Mark and Eileen Pagano Tracy Shissler Jeanne Ryan Barbara Smith Leah Higgins Dorothy Smith Robert Knight Leona Smith John Williams Clint Spiegel Deanne Molinari Spiritual Care Department Rosemary Merwin Edward E. Springer, Sr. Sandra Keyser Staff and Volunteers of Lafayette East Ron and Alice Hihn Staff on Lafayette West Jennifer Eaton Susan and Gerry Friday Paula Hess Staff of Roosevelt 4 Joann Cairns Staff of Washington 3 Bryan and Eileen Hill Sharon, Bonnie, Debi and Heidi Staff of Washington 4 Sarah Craig Peggy Hummel Dorothy S. Stout Diana Ludwig Jane Strock Anne and Alberto Gaglianese James Heidler Jean L. Strohm Ken and Linda Strohm Tom and Kathy Strohm
Nancy Summy Carol Ruth Nettie Terreri Peter Terreri Susan Tretheway Tom and Cherie Tretheway Brenda Van Deursen Cindy Phillips Preston Van Deursen David and Pamela Whitenack Preston Van Deursen David and Pamela Whitenack Rev. and Mrs. A. Preston Van Deursen Kenneth and Doris Beane Marjorie A. Walker Geraldine Jones Gerald E. Weaver Jennie Cooper Susan Weaver Lynn Sawyer Martha L. Weitzel David Weitzel Denise Welsh Elizabeth Severino John and Janice Werner Keith Werner Martha B. White Carol White Norma Winters Gil and Donna Book Jane Wise Susan and Gerry Friday Geri Witkowski Christine Ferraro Lori Ann Wolf Robert and Chris Cassel Howard Wright, Jr. Elizabeth Severino John Ziegler Janet Learn Mary Zobrak Sally and Bill Harris
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