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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.



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    Alumni News – Fall 2013

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    Granville Waldt ’41 attended the historical marker ceremony on July 13, 2013. Gran had an opportunity to speak with MG Wesley Craig, Adjutant General of Pennsylvania. After General Craig heard Gran’s story about life at Scotland and all he has done since his start at Scotland, General Craig gave Gran one of his military coins. Typical
    Gran, when he learned why the general gave him the coin, he could hardly believe it. Gran is a stalwart Scotland kid and has accomplished many things in life, all with which General Craig was quite impressed!

    James Gilgore ’53: Jim Gilgore was in the States during August on his annual visit to the homeland. Jimmy was able to enjoy a family  reunion and regretted not being able to get together with two alumni in Chambersburg,

    Nancy Oliver ’53 and Peggy Moore Stout ’54. Jimmy lives in Germany and was the European Commander for the VFW. His post feeds wounded warriors every week. Additionally, he was featured about a year or so ago in one of the veteran magazines. And, he volunteers at the Lundstedt Hospital. Jimmy Gilgore, truly one of the good guys!

    Lorraine Fochler ’61 sent a note for all alumni. “I wish to thank all my classmates and those other students who sent me “well‐wishes” during my recovery period. The cards were surely a part of getting well. My daughter said I was the “card queen”. She was amazed at the flood of response. No one can understand the deep connection that will always be a part of the “children” of SSVC. We were certainly our own caregivers. I’m remiss in not sending this earlier, but I am truly thankful for the good wishes.” We are grateful to have Lorraine with us!

    Alice Negley Sullivan ’62 is living in Lewisville, TX for 45 years. While working in Washington, DC, Alice met a nice Navy man who she married and they lived happily ever after!

    James E. Rhodes, III ’64 passed away unexpectedly of natural causes on February 21, 2013. Nancy, Jim’s wife of 44 years, asked us to pass along her thanks to alumni and friends for all the cards, notes, flowers and prayers at the time of Jim’s death. Nancy said our expressions of sympathy will always be remembered. After graduation, Jim served honorably in the Navy during the Viet Nam conflict from 1964 to 1967. Jim continued his service to his fellow veterans by working at Scotland School for 17 years. Jim was a true patriot and was a member of numerous local veterans’ organizations, including the American Legion Post 612, St. Thomas, where he was a life

    John Sheaffer ’66 and Sally Sheaffer ’65: We wish to thank all the alumni and friends of Scotland for their prayers, cards and concern shown for our family on the  deaths of our Dad, Douglas Beck and our sister, Linda “Bupps” Sheaffer Price ’69 during the month of June
    2013. Thank you and God bless all of you. Thank you also to those of you who made a memorial donation in Linda Bupps’ name to the Alumni Association. We appreciate your thoughtfulness. We are also grateful for your donations in Bupps’ memory. You warmed our hearts and helped your Association. Again, thank you and bless you.

    Bill Lekosky ’72: Bill sent along his thanks to Jim Lowe ’70 and the officers for devoting their time to the home we ALL grew up at. Bill goes on to say, “Who would have thought that we would reminisce about the home most of us waited to leave behind us. We were too immature to understand what our home would mean to us all these
    many years which have passed.” Bill does have a point! Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Bill.

    Shelia Bradley –Vitruk ‘77 and Gayla Bradley Evanson ‘79 attended reunion this year. Talk about bubbly and beautiful! Neither sister has changed and they have wonderful families plus careers that keep them pretty busy. Glad they found time to come to reunion!

    Dr. Herb Turner, III ’79: Herb Turner was recently published in SAS Institute, Inc.’s publication as a “success story”. This will not come as a surprise to anyone who knows Herb. Herb‘s recognition by SAS came from Herb helping his students gain a competitive edge with a course that prepares them to earn a globally recognized SAS credential. Herb is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. For the record, Herb’s course was a first‐of‐its‐kind curriculum to help students earn the SAS certification. Kudos to you, Herb! Herb gives credit to his “Scotland discipline” and said, “Our School may be closed, but the lessons learned will live on for generations!”

    Norman Waters ’88: My apologies to Norman for incorrectly listing his class year in the last (issue #117) newsletter. Norman graduated in 1988.

    Erik‐Jon Martinez ‘98 received a “Scotland Band” jacket in 1998. He can still wear it and proved it with a picture on Facebook. Still looking good, Erik‐Jon! By the way, Dana Felton ‘96 says she still has hers! Maybe we could see all the Scotland Band jackets sometime on campus?

    Kenneth Peeples II ‘99 just received his Master’s and is now going for his Doctorate at Temple University. Congratulations, Ken!

    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), Roseclass48
    Marie Shrawder Hoke (PA), Tom Slee (PA), Corindo “Cory” DeLarurentis (PA), Paul Knouse (AZ), John Gibbons (PA), Eddie DePascale (NJ), Peggy Moore Stout (PA). 49th Reunion for the class of 1954.

    Kennetha Peeples, 2000 has been busy since she left Scotland. Kennetha is a model, an author, owns her own production company, and has a full time job. But most important to Kennetha is raising two little guys! Keep up the great work Kennetha!

    Tierra Ryan, 2000 was able to fit reunion into her busy schedule this year. She was there with her father, Tony Ryan ‘64 and aunt and uncle, Ronnie ‘65 and Liza Ryan.