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    Alumni News – Spring 2015

    Edie Stauffer Mixell ‘41:  Edie enjoyed her 93rd birthday on October 22, 2014, filled with cards and calls from family and friends. Edie also recalled on October 22, 1938 there was enough snow at SOS (SSVC) for the kids to be off for about a week!

     Doris Deal Siler ‘46: Doris and her husband Harold celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary on September 22, 2014.  Doris enjoys fresh lobster, lives in Atascadero, CA and still keeps in touch with Martha “Marty” Donahue who lives in Clearwater, FL.

    Class of 1965: Ken O’Brien, Rita Brown Cline, Pam Straley Reeder, Diane Walsh Freeman and Sally Sheaffer all invite you back for our 50th Reunion!!! We will have our dinner on Friday, June 12th, 2015 at the American Legion in Chambersburg. More details to follow with contact information.  Get in touch with any one of the committee members for more information.

    Wanda McKay Shoap ‘68: Wanda sends her thanks for the prayers of comfort and cards sent to her brother Robert McKay ‘66 for the loss of his wife, Elizabeth in January 2015.

    Fred Robinson ‘70:  Fred’s love of children and sports led him to his present position of executive director for Team Youth organization and Therapeutic Mentoring organization in Maryland, Fred has four adult children, ages 28-38 and five grandchildren. Fred keeps busy with his family and his work!

    Mike Smith ‘70:  Mike wants to send his thanks to everyone at the school and everyone else that had sent him get well cards and was praying for him. Mike has come a long, long way since his accident in February. Mike was able to attend the picnic in September and “Homecoming”.  Hopefully he will be able to come to Reunion also!

     Deb Shenk Yingling ‘71: Deb’s living in Johnstown, is married and has a son and a daughter and four beautiful granddaughters. Deb has had an interesting career including owning a video store for 10 years, working in a bank and is thinking about retiring. Sound like Deb wants more time with her granddaughters!  Deb said she is also happy to reconnect with some of her classmates. Aren’t we all?!

    John Douts ‘72:  John lives in Anchorage, Alaska, has been there since 1977 thanks to Uncle Sam’s Air Force. John spent seven years in the Air Force and 32 years with Bureau of Land Management (BLM). His wife, Kristia Is from Nebraska. They have three children, six grand children and one great grandchild on the way. John retired on December 31, 2011 and is awaiting Kristia’s retirement. Hope that means John will have more time to visit his family and friends in the lower 48.

     Jeff Shenk ‘73Jeff Shenk is doing great. Jeff travels a lot and lives in Ft Lauderdale Fla. Jeff has two daughters and a beautiful little granddaughter. We’re happy for Jeff and his family.

    Class of 1974 from Ken Beck:  Ken is looking for all members of 1974 who are able to return for Reunion to come on back!

    Bob Krieger ‘75:  Just a reminder Class of 1975, this is our 40th Reunion. Help make it special by planning to come back for Reunion in June. Would love to see as many of us as possible! 40 is a very special number. Let’s try for 40 or more of our class members!

    Dennis Ero ‘88 and Lisa Dawn Beers Ero ‘92:  A big congratulations to Lisa and Dennis on their marriage on July 14, 2014.  Dennis proposed to Lisa on campus, right in front of the chapel.  They were high school sweethearts while at Scotland. Sounds like they have a “happily ever after” ending . They live in Somerset, PA. Again, congratulations, Dennis and Lisa!

    Marcleave Mitchell ‘95:  Marcleave has found a calling working at a  Juvenile Justice Center in Philadelphia. He balances work with his family. Sounds like Marcleave’s got his life together!

    Consuela Newhams ‘03:  Consuela recently moved to North Carolina and has two sons, Tobias and Jerome. Hope all is going well for Consuela!

    Melissa Flick Albaugh ‘97: Melissa recently earned a Masters of Science in Washington DC, graduating in July 2014.  She continues to serve our country in uniform; 12 years and counting in the Army.  Melissa wishes all her Scotland brothers and sisters well.  Thank you for your service, Melissa!

    Jesse Morit ‘04:  Jesse has met the love of his life, Kristen Marie and has two beautiful children (boy 3 years old, girl 8 years old) Mason and Olivia. They make their home in Shenandoah, PA. Jesse has one more year in college (Welding Technology). When school is completed, Jesse and his family plan to buy a home in the country in western PA. Good luck, Jesse with all your goals. We are betting you will accomplish every one of them! Jesse’s sister, Erin Morit ‘04 lives in Shenandoah, PA also.



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    Alumni News – Fall 2014


    Eleanor Gryciez Miscavage ‘48 and Florence Gryciez  Klucinski ‘49 are identical twins. No one knows who is who in the
    picture above, not even Ell and Flo.  Ell lives in Wilkes-Barre, PA and
    Flo in Clifton, NJ. They celebrated a birthday on June 2nd.  Happy
    Belated Birthday Twins! (Thanks to Paul Kostenbauder ‘48 of Florida for sharing the picture).

    Mary Rhoads Christ ‘58:  Mary attended the breakfast at
    Yoder’s in Lancaster County on April 19, 2014, in part thanks to Ron
    Ford ‘58, who also came to the breakfast. It was great to see these
    members of the class of 1958. Both Mary and Ron live in Lancaster, PA.

    Class of 1965—Diane Walsh Freeman, Rita Brown Cline, Pam Straley Reeder, Sally Sheaffer and our illustrious president, Kenny O’Brien are working on the details of a dinner for our 50th Reunion on Friday, June 12, 2015 of Reunion.  More information will follow. We are asking you to please make every effort to join us for our 50th! Thanks!

    Evelyn Millhouse McElwain ‘68:  Michael and Evelyn Millhouse
    “68” McElwain will be celebrating their 38th wedding anniversary
    on November 21st. They were married in the school chapel on November 21, 1976. Also, Evelyn did her internship at the infirmary when she lost her job in 1996 after 28 years. She went back to school and got a degree in the medical field. Congratulations to you, Evelyn!

    Preston Jones ‘69:  Congratulations are in order to Preston
    Jones  ‘69 for his retirement on April 1, 2014 as a bus operator
    for SEPTA after 33 years of service. We are certain Preston will be missed by all who relied on his transportation service as well as the SEPTA management team. Good job, Preston. All the best to you and your family in your retirement!

    James Bria ‘70 feels blessed to have been on an unbelievable journey for 35 years with his company, TSI.  Jim retired on April 1, 2014. His wife, Bunnie, retired in 2013 after 39 years teaching elementary education. They will celebrate 40 years of married life this year. Jim and Bunnie are going to enjoy their time together with visits to their children who live all over the country and Jim’s siblings. We offer our congratulations to Jim on the occasion of his retirement and our heartfelt thanks for his support of the golf tournament.

    Class of 1974 from Ken Beck:  Wow. I cannot believe it has been 40
    years (yes, I said 40) since the class of 1974 graduated.  As some of
    you know, I have been trying to put together a small reunion for our
    class.  I have done most of this on Facebook.  This reunion will be
    held at our Homecoming dinner on November 8th at the American Legion in Chambersburg. Information about the dinner is in this newsletter.  As I have said before in previous newsletters, I am not going to beg you to come.  What I would like is for my classmates of ‘74 to consider coming to this dinner if for no other reason to rekindle old friendships.  If you know of anyone from the class of ‘74, please tell them to contact me.  My email address is on the page with officers listed. I would also like to state that this reunion is “not”
    just for those that graduated. This is for anyone that went to Scotland School and would have been in the class of ‘74.  So please think about joining us on November 8th. We would love to see you. I know I would. Thanks for taking the time to read this and hope to see a lot of you there. Thanks, Ken Beck

    Herbert M. Turner III ‘79:  Herb’s older son, Herbie IV,
    13 years old, was accepted as a top admit to the highly selective Phillips Academy in Andover, MA. Out of 3,000 applicants, he was awarded the George HW Busch Scholarship for Outstanding Student Leadership. Herb says Herbie has been on a “Scotland schedule” since his youth-and he is incredibly disciplined which allows his talents to shine through! Congratulations to Herbie and we wish him all the best in his academic pursuits!

    Rev. Jerry and Sharon Logan: Many thanks to Rev. Jerry and Sharon Logan for hosting the July 26th picnic and for their efforts to have the best site at Caledonia State Park, a great spread of food and paper essentials as well as door prizes.  About 25 alumni, staff and friends of SSVC attended the picnic. If anyone left and didn’t have enough to eat, it was their own fault!  Thanks again to the Logans for the special time together!

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    Alumni News – Spring 2014

    Doris Deal Siler ’46 lives in California. Doris and her husband, Harold, were married 67 years (as of September 22, 2013)!  Doris said her mother said it wouldn’t last.  Doris has long been a big supporter of her alma mater. And, we appreciate hearing from Doris.

    Jim Shaffer ’47 and his wife Shelvie of Lake Ariel, PA have been to Disney World 19 out of 20 years. They took their sons, then grandchildren and this year they took great-grandchildren! On several of their trips to Orlando, FL, they spent some time with Tony DeMarco ’43.  For the record, Jim was a Medic in the Army during the Korean War. Thank you for your service, Jim!

    Gay Cocker, wife of William C. Cocker ’57 who died on March 30, 2013 sent a note to the Association dated May 15, 2013. It reads, “Sisters and Brothers of Scotland School:  I am writing this note of thanks to all of you who were so kind to remember one of your Brothers William C. Cocker Sr., who since October 2012 was in and out of Hospitals and physical therapy till he passed away on March 30, 2013.    He wanted me to write to tell you all how he so looked forward to receiving the funny and thoughtful prayers in cards from his Brothers and Sisters.  He enjoyed all of them.  I want to thank you too for making his days go faster.  If you have ever been in a hospital, you know what I mean.  You cheered him when he was low and the prayers you sent got him through 5 surgeries. I know that God will bless you all and I will continue to pray for you all.  With love to all, Thank You, Gay R. Cocker”.

    The Quilt from Chuck ‘58 and Barb Hughes
    The Quilt from Chuck ‘58 and Barb Hughes

    Chuck ’58 and Barb Hughes attended Reunion in June 2013. They traveled all the way from Moses Lake, WA! Under Chuck’s watchful eye, Barb sewed a most beautiful quilt. The quilt has pictures of the members of the class of 1958, pictures of many of the buildings around campus and the words to the Alma Mater, shown on the quilt on this page. Thank you, Chuck and Barb, for a spectacular quilt that has been donated to the Association and will hang in our new museum.

    Lois Kennedy Rheam ’61 and her husband, Larry celebrated their 50th anniversary on November 30, 2013.  On

    November 24th, their children, Tena and George had a surprise 50th anniversary party at their church, Mt. Gilead UMC in Shermans Dale, PA where Lois and Larry live.

    Leslie Campbell Maxwell ’66 became a first-time great grandmother to Taylor Jane in November 2013. Congratulations, Leslie! And you’re so young!

    Preston C.  Jones ‘69 is taking a big step in April 2014. After 33 years, Preston plans to retire from SEPTA, Philadelphia’s mass transit system, as a bus operator. We are proud of you and wish you all the best. Congratulations on your upcoming retirement, Preston!

    Al ‘71 and wife Connie Hart gave the Association their homemade quilt to raffle.  Won by Sally Sheaffer ‘65, she donated it to the Museum. Look for it next time you visit the museum.  Thanks Al and Connie!

    Nancy Wright, former houseparent, attended the “Homecoming” dinner in November 2013 despite the serious medical issues she is undergoing. Nancy was all excited to get an address for George Smith ‘97 as George was a big help to her in the cottage. It was clear you made quite an impression on Nancy, George. It looks like a win-win situation having each other in your lives. Good job, George!

    Barbie Hartman Feathers ‘67, Debbie Keefer Gilbert ‘67, Kay Beck Heavner ‘68, and Nancy Moless Egan ‘68 had a girls weekend at Nancy’s shore house in New Jersey. They all had a grand time and really enjoyed every moment. In fact, they would all agree their time together was absolutely heavenly!

    Class of 1954, Reunion, June 8, 2013. Seven  alumni of the original 37 got together at the Orchards in Chambersburg. Amazing!

    Pictured (from left to right):  Jerry Sanner (WA), Rose Marie Shrawder Hoke (PA), Tom Slee (PA), Corindo “Cory” DeLarurentis (PA), Paul Knouse (AZ), John Gibbons (PA), Eddie DePascale (NJ), Peggy Moore Stout (PA).  Note: 59th Reunion for the class of 1954.  This year is their 60th year since graduation! (Sorry for the earlier error. You know what I mean, Peggy!)

    Sede R. Saunders ’95  is living in Florida and doing something magical. Sede is a Chef in one of the Magic Kingdom’s newest restaurants modeled after “Beauty and the Beast”! You make us proud, Sede!

    Joel Scott ‘97 has done a magnificent job on the alumni website. Check it out: www.ssvcalumni.org! And, Joel worked his magic while caring for his family, to include a new baby (Congrats!), working full time and staying in touch with friends and family.  Great job, Joel and thanks for your efforts!

    Do you recognize the kids in this picture? Richard ‘64, Edie ‘69, Roger ‘70, and Ronald ‘66 Kolowitz! Cuties all! Thanks to Edie for sharing this photo with us.

    Do you recognize the kids in this picture? Richard ‘64, Edie ‘69, Roger ‘70, and Ronald ‘66 Kolowitz! Cuties all! Thanks to Edie for sharing this photo with us.