THE SCRATCH SHEET by gabyion

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									THE SCRATCH SHEET
(REVIVED) Vol. 2, April 27, 2005
In this issue:

      A. Plans for the 45th reunion. May 20-22, 2005
      B. More “Mighty Masters” found.
      C. “Till our hearts be still”:
           a. Ed Coccagna
           b. Bob Himmelrich
           c. Judd Johnson
           d. Dave Paulson
           e. Jim Ritchie
      D. Contributing to the Hum

Reunion Committee:

      Rocco D’Amico: 301-229-0834 email Roccodamico1@aol.com
      Ed DiRomaldo 215-365-5965 pomodon@comcast.net
      Dennis Gries 941-927-3757; email dgries@comcast.net
      John Kane 215-343-5769 EMAIL JJK91642@AOL.COM
      Ron Saracini 352-237-9690 r.saracini@att.net




A. Plans for the 45th Reunion
                      GC60 45th REUNION

LOCATION:        Radisson Hotel Valley Forge
                 1160 First Avenue
                 King of Prussia, Pennsylvania 19406
            610-337-2000
ROOMS/RATE: 20 Rooms have been blocked under Girard College Class of 1960
Reunion
            $109.00 + tax per room

DATES:          Rooms blocked for following dates:
                Friday, May 20, 2005
                Saturday, May 21, 2005
                Same rate will apply if you need rooms for Thursday or Sunday
                    nights. I did not blocked any rooms for those nights but there
                    should be some available. The earlier you call and make your
                    reservations, the better it will be.

ITINERARY:

Friday, May 20, 2005

            800AM – Golf Outing at Melrose Country Club ($120.00)

            (Anyone not signed up but interested let John Kane know.)

            4-12PM Hospitality Suite at the Radisson. The suite will be open
            before and after the get together at Adam Deveney’s. It will be Byob.

            7:30PM – Get together at Adam Deveney’s home on Valley Forge
            Mountain. 1739 Quarry Lane, Valley Forge, 610-783-7165. We will
             have the affair catered .

Saturday, May 21, 2005

            Founder’s Day at the Hum

            Meet on campus (anyone who may need a ride, we can coordinate at
            Adam’s house the night before). Chapel service is at 9AM. Class of 1955
            gets to march down the aisle. Note: we will attempt to hang around the
            Coccagna tree and bench, which is in the general vicinity of the NE corner
            (closest to the D& S) of the long gone Banker’s Hall.

            12PM Alumni Box Lunch in the Armory

            Valley Forge Tour.
            We will be setting up with the Valley Forge Visitors Bureau a tour of
            Valley Forge National Park for the wives, etc. (For those who do not
          wish to go to the Hum.) If anyone would like to take the tour they need to
          let John Kane know. Also, there is complimentary service to the King of
          Prussia Mall from the Radisson Hotel.

          3 PM Hospitality Suite at the Radisson.

           We will have a suite at the hotel, which will open at 3PM, and will be
          available for just hanging around until the wee hours. This will be a
          BYOB and Food deal, but you can always call the hotel’s room service. It
          will be available even during dinner, for anyone who chooses not to join
          us for the dinner/show.

          6:30PM Dinner/Show:
          $44.00/person includes tax and gratuity.
          Lily Langtry’s Victorian Restaurant and Showplace at the Radisson.


Sunday, May 22, 2005

          900AM – Meet for Breakfast prior to departing for home.

Logistics for the Weekend

     Rather than charge individually for the catering at
     Adam’s house, and the cost of the hospitality room we
     hope to cover those costs through individual donations.
     The reunion steering committee has contributed $500. If
     you are able to contribute please let John Kane know.
     Any excess will be placed in the Class of 60 fund. For
     those attending the dinner show, John has to know the
     count of who will be attending no later than May 13th and
     the payment by May 16th to Lily Langtry’s. Please
     forward payment to him at 1678 Rockcress Drive,
     Jamison, PA 18929. If you are late with it, do not worry,
     it will be covered and you can pay him at Adam’s. But he
     does need to know if you’re planning to come to dinner.

     Dress for the weekend: casual for all events. If you’re a
     suit and tie guy, feel free, but casual is fine for all
     functions.
       FINALLY IT IS CRITICAL THAT YOU
       INFORM JOHN KANE IMMEDIATELY IF YOU
       PLAN TO: 1) COME TO ADAM DEVENEY’S, 2)
       WILL VISIT THE HOSPITALITY ROOM ON
       SATURDAY PM, AND/OR 3) COME TO
       DINNER ON SATURDAY EVENING. ALSO
       PLEASE SEND THE COST OF DINNER, AND
       ANY DONATION YOU CAN MAKE TOWARD
       THE PARTY AT ADAM’S, AND THE
       HOSPITALITY SUITE ASAP.

       Final details on the Reunion, with maps, and instructions will be sent
       out in Volume 3 of the Scratch Sheet around May 15.



B. More “Mighty Masters” Found
   Dennis Gries, “the genius of genealogy” has been pounding the
internet, and calling all over the country, with help from Ron
Saracini. Here is his latest report.


GIRARD COLLEGE – CLASS OF 1960 – REPORT –
Winter-Spring 2004-05
This is a report of a quest to locate the several classmates not present on a recent GCAA
alumni membership list.
After accounting for the one death, and the three “associates” on the list, we have 63
members at about November 1, 2004. Using the 102 classmates in the Steel and Garnet,
there are 39 to be accounted for.
As I started this project again, I knew of 15 deceased, which is three more than my last
report in Oct 2000. Two were noted at length in the email chains of our class: Ed
Coccagna and Bob Himmelrich, both in 2004; and I quickly located the death of Manny
Sheitelman in Dec 2000 (only shortly after I visited him at the VA hospital in
Coatesville).
This left 24 members to be brought up to date as I really got into research. Since John
Gearhart had become actively known, and provided a new address, we then had 23
remaining. The searching and calling, etc. has located and contacted all but 9. The
located and contacted ones are bolded (maybe I should get part credit for Ed
Shockowitz).

I need to add that the search found one more deceased classmate, and another who was
on the GCAA list has been reported as deceased, for a total of 17. A supplemental
schedule has them in some detail. For completeness, perhaps we should have a “In
Memoriam” list that would have the full dates, and a bit of other information.

At a point, I was spending too much time searching, and bothering too many people who
were not correct, so I spent $20 on Intelius access for 24 hours. That was critical in
giving me solid leads and eventual contacts with almost a dozen classmates.

So far only Bob Franco and Ken Werley have asked not to be contacted in the future. All
others have given oral permission to release the non-public information. As we get closer
to 2010 (thinking positively), perhaps contact can be attempted, if only by mail, to see if
a change in heart is possible.

Please note that there are no thumbnails for the following:

Pretty well located but still need a personal conversation: Chachkin (North Jersey), Ross
(South Jersey), Sosinski (Wyoming Vly PA). More likely than not located… Santilli
(Bucks Co PA). Not found using available resources Johansen (last=MI), Kutchera (last=
MD- maybe), and Wert (last = CA). For all three, the database info is a year to three
years stale.

1. Joseph Charles (Joe) Baji is at 4206 Yosemite Drive, Ocean Springs MS 39564.
   Phone 228-872-1534. Joe returned my call on Feb 15. He had a career in the Navy,
   and then one in electronics with a defense contractor. Married in Scotland in 1964,
   and the father of two children, and granddad of four. Email is jceub@bellsouth.net.
   His brother was the musical director at Girard for several years before John went on
   to other activities.


2. Donald Albert (Don) Beck had listed himself on Classmates.com but has not been
   responsive to emails from Rocco D. (we must remember that this is a database with
   email addresses valid at the time of entry, and if the email address changes, the
   message will not go through and there will be no reponse). I finally located him at
   3458 Colony Point W, in Nashville TN 37217, phone 615-399-7617, and after
   repeated tries through the phone ID system, connected with him on Feb. 10. Don had
   a banking career, and now has taken a hobby into a fishing rods, etc. business. His
   business website is www.fishermansblessing.com, email rodsandreels@surfbest.net
   and his home email is debecque@surfbest.net, but due to spam issues, emailing to his
   website might be better. Don confirms that my messages to both were received.
   Don married first a long time ago, and has a 30 year old son, and a second marriage
   about 15 years ago. He has been in touch with Joe Baji, and will be sending me Joe’s
   email shortly.


3. Victor John (Hector) Carlson. Spoke to Victor on Feb 9. He was an engineer with
   the Navy until retirement a short while ago, and has recently married for the third
   time. Three children from his live apart. His address is 3001 E. 2nd Avenue,
   Durango CO 81301; phone 970-385-8639. email is nancyeak@aol.com (his wife’s
   account). Vic is happily enjoying his Colorado retirement.


5. Robert David (Franks) Franco – I spoke to a neighbor, on Feb 16, and she
   confirmed that the Francos lived next door, and agreed to pass my message and phone
   number to them. Bob called me on Mar 7th. He is fine, married since 1989 to his
   present wife, gives his best to his Girard Classmates, esp. Cohrs, Culver, and I forget
   who else, and is saddened by the loss of the several classmates to date. However, he
   does not want his address, etc. shared (I do not have caller ID), and says that he
   knows where to call, i.e. the GCAA or me if he wishes contact in the future.


6. Leland Charles (Lee) Giannini – a real security specialist – noted criminal
   investigator (FBI), and Certified Protection Professional. There is one special
   commendation about him found by using Google, and his professional affiliation.

   Spoke to him at work on Feb 7, 2005 (469-524-4700): Lee will be married 40 years
   later this year, and has children and grandchildren. Home address is 6706 Charlmont
   Circle, Dallas TX 75248; and work (no home) email is lee.giannini@caremark.com
   (in Irving TX).
   I failed to get his home phone number.


7. Richard Lee (Dick) Hemmerle – found him easily and spoke to him on Nov 6. He’s
   just a short hop up US 41 from me at 6320 14th Street SW, Bradenton FL 34207 .
   Phone is 941-727-9499. He tends to work evenings. Cell phone is 941-685-0538.
   He was divorced in 1974 and has not remarried. Has a daughter, age 40 – married in
   North Carolina. Says he’s in good health, and sounds in very good spirits. Has a
   computer, but never uses, so email is not a real option.


8. Paul Stephen (Paul) Jayne – was last on the GCAA list not that many years ago.
   Found him at 608 Stratford Ave, Woodbury Heights, NJ 08097, and phone 856-384-
   6144, and spoke to him on Feb 9. He’s retired with three children out and about, and
   married about 35 years ago. Hey, Eddie D – he remembers almost going on a
   honeymoon with you. Email is psj@snip.net
   9. Michael Frank (Mike) Lane. Located at B3 Tudor Court, Eastampton
      Township (Mount Holly), NJ 08060-3349; phone 609-702-9977. I left a message
      on Fri Feb 11, and Mike called back on Sun Feb 13. We spoke on Feb 14.
      Mike’s email address is degaslane@aol.com. He was in the military for some
      years, and eventually into art and architecture. Thrice divorced, he is currently
      unmarried. Eastampton Twp is around Mount Holly. Mike responded:
              Hey!
              Peace and goodwill to all you guys!

              "By the stars, what means this,
              that honored and loved friends of past well gone
              who traveled with me as treasured ghosts
              should once again take on solid form and happily
              advance the weary day into rich and hearty night?"

              God bless.

              Mike Lane


10. Michael Francis (Mike) Messina. Spoke to him on Feb 9. He’s a snow bird >> in
    Marco Island FL 34145 at 866 Robin Ct in the winter – phone 239-393-0572, and 3
    Blue Flax Ln, Langhorne, PA 19047; phone 215-752-5544 in the summers. He
    started his career as an engineering tech writer with GE and Raytheon, and went on to
    own a computer data processing business in New Hampshire, which he still owns.
    Email is mikemnh@prodigy.net.


11. Edward Yarnell (Ed) Miller went to UofP, and then earned a PhD from Harvard. I
    found him (by using search engines) at Polytechnic University in Brooklyn, NY,
    where he is a Professor of Mathematics. His voice mail did not work (718-260-
    3386), so I spoke to the Dept Admin Asst (Jane at x 3505) who said he has not
    programmed it. She confirmed the physical description as we last remember it, and
    after leaving an email to Ed at emiller@poly.edu , I spoke to him on Feb 10. His
    home address and phone are 218 Rutland Road, Brooklyn, NY 11225-5374; and 718-
    693-5109. Ed has been married for many years, and has two grown children out of
    the house.


12. Stansbury Charles (Stan) Minemier is better known as Stan. From what I see from
    Google, he is involved with the American Culinary Federation as a member, and has
    organized and volunteered in fund raisers to stop hunger, and apparently spends time
    on the golf course. I tracked him down on Nov 9, and he called back, said he was the
    one, and said he would call later, which he did and we chatted for awhile.

   Stan lives at 104 Bryars Court, Lexington SC  phone is 803-356-5809 email
   stan@adluh.com (his employer – a milling company where is a sales manager).
   Stan’s wife by second marriage is Pat. His first marriage ended with one child –
   Todd 37, and he has two step-children (41,40) from his second marriage in 1974.


13. Carl Robert (Carl) Sehl was located in Phila at phone 215-924-9662 on Feb 10.
   Carl is at 6564 N. Mascher Street, Phila 19120. Speaking to him, and he sounds great
   and happy; he was married in 1966, and has two grown daughters who live in the
   Phila suburbs. His most recent vocation is a sculptor and artist with works at a
   Philadelphia gallery. Carl has no email.


14. {{Edward Paul (Shock) Shockowitz}}. I called brother Bernie of a later class. Ed
    lived in CA, where his mom died, and married Irene Stronge many years ago. I spoke
    to Irene very briefly and the divorce was some 30 years ago (c. 1974). There was a
    child from Irene’s previous marriage: Christopher - stepson (now about 38 – but
    apparently formally adopted); and a child by their marriage: Susan I. Shockowitz
    (born Feb 27, 1973 in Santa Clara Co, who was in the Folsom (CA) High class of
    1992. Susan/Susie married ---- Ricci. The Folsom HS class historian has passed my
    email on to Susan, but there has been no response. They live in San Leandro (near
    San Jose) CA Ed remarried to Rae and had son – Nathan, now still in his teens. Ed
    apparently deserted them, and is believed to be living as a “mountain man” in Shasta
    Co CA, near or about Redding or Igo. Bernie’s email is bjshock1@yahoo.com and
    phone is 814-466-7380. I have not been able to establish direct contact with any of
    the children, if only for the purpose of being updated on their father for our records.

.
15. Robert James (Bob) Siren -- Found a family tree through Google, which had a link
    to one of his sons. The tree indicated a death of that Robert Siren, and I confirmed
    through the Social Security Death Index that an RJ Siren that died in 1994 had the
    same birthdate as our classmate. I sent an email to Chris Siren on Nov 4, and he
    responded with a very interesting and somewhat sad history the next day –
    confirming that indeed his dad was our classmate, and later with the exact date of
    death and place – Columbus OH.


16. Robert Lloyd (Turrs) Turring has been in the LA area for many years. From what
    I see on Google, he is the main contact for Technical Illustration Services at Caltech
    in Pasadena, and I sent him an email on Nov 4.

   Spoke to him on Feb 7 ’05 at work (626-395-3928 – but please do not publish this).
   Bob (that’s how he answered the phone) never married, and has no home phone or
   email. So, address is 104 N. Holliston, Pasadena CA 91106, and we may use his
   work email of bobt@caltech.edu.
   He very much plans to be at whatever 50th anniversary celebration, and planned to
   contact Girard at the appropriate time about it.
17. {{Kenneth Osville (Ken) Werley}} has been on and off the GCAA list, and was
    fairly easy to locate at RR 1 – Andreas PA 18211. Phone is 570-386-3624.
    Andreas is in Schuylkill Co, a few miles above where the corner is with Carbon and
    Lehigh Co.

   Dennis Gries left a message on Feb 9, and Ron Saracini spoke to Mrs. Werley on Feb
   14 and was told that there was no interest in Girard and for us not to contact him. We
   should try to track him in the future, at the same time respecting his wishes.



C. “Till Our Hearts Be Still”
   Following are some obituaries on our classmates who have
passed away. Dennis will be attempting to find newspaper
announcements on others for future issues. If you are in a position
to put together one on any of our deceased classmates, please let us
know. At the end of this Scratch Sheet is Dennis’ best list of those
who have gone on.

ED COCCAGNA

Our class president passed away early in April, 2003 from a massive stroke at the
young age of 61, while caring for his mother Dorothy in Texas. A few years earlier
he had had quadruple bypass surgery from which he had bounced back,
remarkably. He left behind his wife, Sylvia, an executive with Cablevision in NY,
and three sons, Eric in Phoenix, Edmund in Hawaii and Christopher at college in
San Diego. He also had two grandchildren, who called him Pop Pop, Megan age 13
and Connor age 2. Ed graduated from Philadelphia Textile Institute, a field he
never pursued (surprised?). After a few years of pursuing some of his wild
“schemes” (you remember them), Ed settled in as a rep for Rums of Puerto Rico in
Houston. He married Sylvia in his thirties, and they have lived in many places over
the years, including Scottsdale & Pinetop, AZ, Sacramento, CA., Dallas, TX and
Long Island, NY. In many instances, they bought large homes which Ed totally
renovated, with the NY home being his last masterpiece. He’s now remodeling the
Pearly Gates in Heaven. Over the years, he worked as a day trader, a gold
speculator, making over a million in 6 short months, and lastly for one of the large
hardware companies in Phoenix, where he would provide for all who would listen,
remodeling tips, ala Ed. We all remember him as the faster swimmer, and runner,
and probably the most genial member of our class.
When he used to show up on Founder’s Day, late as usual, his greeting to his
classmates was always: “I love you, guys.” Obviously, the feeling was mutual.
While living in Arizona he was active in a Girard Alumni organization which fellow
classmate Byron Orrs also participated in. We’ve remember him on campus with a
tree planted in his honor (together with some of his ashes) and a bench by it to
reflect upon the many fun times.
Rocco D’Amico & Sylvia Coccagan



ROBERT E. HIMMELRICH
Bob was a true Hummer from the day he entered Girard College in the first grade
until the day he passed on October 1, 2004. At the Hum Bob was involved in all
sports, the glee club, the battalion, and he was a good student. Bob matured faster
than most of us and had a beard before we knew what shaving was all about.

Bob, known as “Huck,” enjoyed his classmates, teachers, governesses, and
housemasters. On his many trips back to Girard he loved to reminisce and often
became quite emotional when talking about his 11 year tenure. No doubt Girard
made a difference in his life as it did for so many.

Bob attended the University of Nebraska. For a while he owned the Evergood
Bakery in Pittsburgh and made doughnuts, pastries, etc. everyday but soon realized
he was not intended for a 9 to 5 life style. He later bought real estate and leased
space to various shops. He owned other rental property as well. Bob was an
entrepreneur. Huck loved cars and bought used automobiles at auctions, supervised
their repairs, and ultimately sold them. He planned to drive to Philadelphia for the
upcoming Founder’s Day celebration in a 1960 Chevy Impala (golf clubs in the
trunk) which he was in the process of refurbishing at the time he died.

He was a competitor at the Hum and a competitor throughout his life. Huck was an
avid and excellent golfer who enjoyed singing. He had a wonderful natural voice
and sang Karaoke in Pittsburgh, on cruises with his wife, Virginia, and literally
anywhere there were listeners.

Bob is survived by his wife, Virginia, who attended a military ball at Girard just
before graduation. Their two sons are Bobby, an electrical engineer, and David, a
recent college graduate. Bob has one granddaughter, Mollie Cannon, but sadly
never saw his grandson, Robert Holt, who was born earlier this year.

Bob loved Girard, was happy to talk about being a Girardian, and sentimentally
enjoyed his visits to the campus. He was the ultimate “kidder” and cherished quality
time spent with his classmates. The Class of 1960 is very proud that one of its
members, Robert“Huck”Himmelrich, was inducted into the Girard College
Soccer Hall of Fame.

Bob was a good and dear friend who will be missed by me and his classmates.
Myron “Toby” Caplan
3-24-05

JUDD JOHNSON
Judd was a late arrival in the Hum, probably fourth grade. He came from Ocean
City, NJ, and we believe his dad was a victim of the Korean War. He was a good
student,, and a mild mannered classmate. He was also very ambitious, and
extremely planful relative to those ambitions .

He was Dr Haskell’s “best friend”, which paid off in a scholarship at the University
of Delaware. He then went on to the University of MD Law School, where he
received his JD. During that period he married a college sweetheart and they had
three children.

He then assumed a position with Ford in Detroit. Shortly thereafter he went to
Vietnam, to fulfill his ROTC obligation. He was assigned to JAG. During that time
he suffered a “breakdown”. When he was discharged, he returned to Ford, and had
a similar incident. He then embarked on an extensive search across the Eastern U.S
trying to find another law position. He finally was hired by a small, rural Maryland
law firm. He remarried. On January 11, 1979, he took his life. Dennis Gries
subsequently sent a note of condolence to his wife, and received the following
response:
“Dear Dennis:
Your words of sympathy meant so much to me. Thank you for taking the
time to write.
Judd and I were married only 14 months. I find life unbearable at times
without him. Buy I try to find comfort in knowing he is finally at rest. The
Vietnam War took its toll, including my beloved husband.
Judd was very dedicated to Girard – and I shared what I could with him at
the last Founder’s Day and the Christmas Concert of 1978. Again, thank
you for your kind thoughts. Sincerely, Mary Johnson”
Sorry we can’t provide more detail. Judd was a driven man, and we assume that
when his plans failed, he decided it was not worth it.
Rocco D’Amico



DAVE PAULSON
After graduating from the Hum, Dave worked at his stepfather’s gas station
in Drexel Hill, Pa. and continued to live at home in Phila.
His mom and step dad had a summer home on the Eastern shore of
Maryland. It was there that Dave met and married his wife, Nancy. They
resided in Cambridge, Md., where Dave was employed as a brick layer. Dave
was a step dad to Nancy’s two daughters, and became a father with the
birth of his and Nancy’s daughter.

With a subsequent move to Gales Town, Md.(outside of Seaford, Del.), Dave
purchased a poultry breeding farm. He started the business with 20K
chickens, eventually expanding to 60K. In addition, Dave also ran a mail
delivery business. Later, when Dave developed heart trouble and required
a heart transplant, he had to sell the poultry business, as he could no longer
go inside the coops.

He and Nancy then moved back to Cambridge, where they continued the
mail delivery business. He ran it until his death in 1997, which was 7 years
after his transplant. His wife, Nancy, has worked at Phillips Electric for 50
years. She is currently considering retirement. Dave is survived by his wife,
3 daughters and 4 grandsons.
Ron Saracini

JIM RITCHIE


                          JAMES F. RITCHIE

               December 11, 1942 – September 1, 2003

      Jim Ritchie, class of 1960, passed away on September 1,
2003 after a long illness. He led a varied and interesting life,
having furthered his education at Kings College in
London,receiving his first BA from Glassboro State College now
Rowan University, then a second BA, in education and his
teaching credentials from the University of Delaware and his
Masters in Education Administration at Plymouth State University.
He had also gone through the Air Force’s rigorous training school
and became certified as a flight engineer on the C-5A’s and B’s.
      After serving in Viet Nam upon graduation from Girard, he
spent the rest of his working career constantly preparing himself
for the next phase of his life. He taught English at the Berlitz
School in France, spent a year living and working on a kibbutz in
Israel, was employed as Operations Mgr of a steel company, flew
various routes while working as full-time civilian flight engineer
for the Air Force until Meniere’s Syndrome grounded him, taught
high school History, and developed, taught, and oversaw the
training program at Vint Hill Farm Army Base in Va, from which
he retired in 1995.
      He was an adventurer at heart, ever planning his next dig,
next trip, next move. Throughout his life, he periodically went on
archeological digs, mainly in the Middle East. He was an avid
historian, bringing battles to life when we visited various battle
fields, explaining strategies, tracing charges, telling who and how
many fell where. But I think the highlight of his life was when he
climbed the steps, with great difficulty having become disabled by
then, to the top, leaned backward, and kissed the Blarney Stone, as
his grandfather had done almost a hundred years before him. He
was a clever, intelligent, shy, dry-witted man who made our lives
very interesting. I don’t think anyone who knew him did not like
him.
`     He and his wife, Karen, had three children, and five
grandchildren at the time of his death. After a string of four boys,
we were anxiously anticipating the upcoming births of two grand
daughters. Isabel was born in December and named after
Hurricane Isabel, which kindly visited Washington during Jim’s
funeral at Arlington. Abigail James was born in February, the
second of our grandchildren to be honored with his name.

Lovingly written by Karen Ritchie for the April 2005 Girard
newsletter




D. DONATIONS TO THE HUM
There are three main ways that you can contribute to the Hum. We
believe all of these contributions are tax deductible. But you
should be sure by checking with the recipient and your tax advisor
before committing yourself

  1. The Girard College Development Fund.

  This fund is controlled by the administration of the Hum. Funds
  go into the general administration account of the Hum. Pete
  Shoemaker and John Sosinski have been major contributors in
  the last few years. We may be missing others, our apologies but
  it is a long list. Phone # if you want to contribute: 215-787-
  4442.

  2. The Girard College Alumni Association

  The Alumni Association has a number of targeted programs
  which pay for multiple activities: Senior Class trip, Good
  Citizenship Awards, Senior Commencement Dinner, Scouting ,
  Christmas presents for needy students etc. etc. For info on
  contributing call Charles Kalata, Director of Alumni Relations:
  215-232-8882.

  3. The Class of 60 50th year fund.

  Traditionally each class provides a gift to the Hum on their 50th
  year anniversary. A number of our classmates have expressed
  the sentiment that since we were the largest class to have ever
  graduated that we should have the largest gift. We think the
  largest gift up-till-now has been in the $30,000 range, but the
  class of ’59 is already reaching that level. These numbers pale
  relative to some contributions recently received. For example,
  Michael Franco, ’29, recently gave $500,000 for scholarships.
  Nevertheless we may want to set a benchmark for future classes,
  most of which are much smaller than we were. At the current
time our contributions are $4377.45. One advantage of this
contribution is that we get to designate the use of the money. If
you can contribute you should send a check to “Class of 60, 50th
year fund” to the Alumni Office. That’s Girard College Alumni
Association, 2101 South College Avenue #605, Philadelphia,
PA 19121-4865. Please also inform Rocco D’Amico that you
have done so, so that we can acknowledge your contribution in
future Scratch Sheets.

								
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