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2006 News!                             Marika’s Smile
                                       Warms A Room
                                                                                    A friend of hers did an essay
                                                                                    on “Who is your Champion?”
                                                                                    and she named Marika for
 State Senator Orie Visits Auberle                                                  being so strong. She des-
          January                                                                   cribed her as a really good
                                                                                    person and a really good
                                                                                    friend to talk to when
                                                                                    times are good or bad.

                                                                                    The continuous encourage-
                                                                                    ment from the Auberle staff
                                                                                    has helped Marika excel in
                                                                                    the classroom. This past
                                                                                    grading period, she received
US Senator Santorum Visits Auberle                                                  all A’s. When asked if she is
          January                                                                   now self-motivated to do
                                                                                    well, Marika, an eighth-
                                                                                    grade student, admits the
                                                                                    “push” from staff is a good

                                                                                    Marika’s primary goal is
                                                                                    returning home to her family
                                                                                    and Auberle staff is work-
                                                                                    ing with her to help her
  Martin Luther King Day Dinner
                                                                                    succeed. When asked about
                                                                                    her engaging smile and
          February                       pleasant disposition, Marika
                                                                                    indicated that so much of
                                                                                    the anger she felt is no longer
                                         Marika Becomes an “A” Student              there. She is, generally, just
                                                                                    a happier person.

                                              arika came to Auberle in June of      Outside of school, Marika
                                                2005 and is a shining example of    likes to do dance routines
                                                 the positive outcomes that come    and double Dutch jump
                                     from having a positive outlook. This girl,     roping. She’s looking for-
Shelter and Movin’ On Homes Open     who is constantly smiling, laughing and        ward to representing Auberle
            March                    joking, had to overcome some difficulties in   and competing in the
                                     her early life and learn how to deal with      H’Olympics in June.
                                     things in a better way.

     20th Annual All Star Banquet
         Celebrates Children!
          uberle’s All Star Banquet, being held on Wednesday,
            April 19 from 6:00-8:00 pm, is very special for a
    number of reasons this year.

     • The entire event is completely focused on recognizing
       the accomplishments of Auberle children in a number
       of different areas.

     • This is the 20th anniversary of the All Star Banquet.

     • Our Presenting Sponsors are Bishop Donald W. Wuerl,
       the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh and Respironics.

     • The business community is graciously sponsoring all
       awards: Chrislynn Energy Services, CLT Efficient
       Technologies Group, Cross + Connection, Four M
       Consulting, Gallery In The Square, Gumpher Electric,
       Huckestein Mechanical Services, Pro Plumbing &
       Heating, Reinhart Food Services, Steve Schwartz
       Associates and St. Mary of the Mount Class of 1973

    In all, more than 150 Auberle children will be treated to an
    elegant sit-down dinner at Stratigos Banquet Centre in
    North Huntingdon. Many of these children will be
    recognized for their academic successes, leadership and
    citizenship skills, athletic and sportsmanship accomplishments,        All Star Masters of Ceremony Steve & Mike
    and writing skills. Auberle will also proudly honor our
    graduating seniors. A special thank you to Chair Kathleen
                                                                      Reflecting back on his two-year stay with Auberle, he found
    Miclot and the All Star Banquet Committee.
                                                                      the structure very helpful in putting and keeping him on a
                                                                      positive track. Steve indicated he didn't have time to
    Two of our Masters of Ceremonies are residents Steve and
                                                                      consider a negative direction. He also found having people
    Mike. Steve is also one of our graduating seniors.
                                                                      available to talk with was very important.

    About the All Star MCs                                            Mike, an Auberle resident, is a 12-year-old sixth grader who
    Steve has been a resident at Auberle since 2004. He will be       plays football, basketball and loves to skateboard. He likes
    graduating from McKeesport High and leaving Auberle shortly.      music of all types from rock to rap to country. He hopes to
    Steve has been accepted to several area colleges and will         play professional football in the future. With his engaging
    likely attend Point Park University and major in business         personality, Mike was an obvious choice to be an MC at the
    management. He hopes to one day run his own business.             All Star Banquet.

             New Wheels Thanks To Charles M.
                  Morris Foundation
                 any parents can relate to driving a couple of in stable homes would have. Vans provide a means to
                  children around for various appointments keep appointments and participate in after school
                   and activities. Now multiply that by 60 and activities.
                   you understand what Auberle deals with on
       a daily basis. Thanks to the Charles M. Morris Some of the other ways our new van will be used include
       Foundation and its awarding of a grant to purchase a family visits to help in the reunification process, visits to
       new van, we now have another vehicle to help with our the doctor or dentist, after school jobs, shopping trips to
       transportation needs.                                       purchase new clothes as they grow, transportation to
                                                                   and from school and enrichment activities.
       Auberle is entrusted with the health, safety,
       development and well being of children in our shelter You may read or hear this phrase repeated often but the
       and residential programs. Our goal is to offer the success of Auberle is dependent on so many people. It is
       children for whom we care the chance to fully develop always with great appreciation that we accept the
       emotionally, academically, physically and spiritually. kindness and generosity of the many supporters of
       While they reside with us, we want them to have Auberle, including volunteers, donors, corporations,
       opportunities and experiences similar to what children community groups and foundations.


      Edward Phillips Remembers Auberle
         he world is a sadder place with the passing of                            When Auberle needed help with its capital campaign in
         Edward Phillips in September of 2005. What irony                          2000, Mr. Phillips was there to make a donation. With his
        that a person whose entire career was centered                             passing, Mr. Phillips left a bequest of $5,000 to Auberle.
  around candy was such a sweet man throughout his life                            We appreciate that in addition to his own family, Mr.
  and even in his passing.                                                         Phillips remembered the children of Auberle in his will.
                                                                                   We will think of him fondly each time we reach into the
  According to George Young, Mr. Phillips’ attorney,                               candy drawer.
  neighbor and friend for 80 years, there was not a nicer
  person to be found. In addition to his work as a business-                       To learn more about the options available through
  person in the candy industry, he served as a trustee for                         Auberle’s “Good Kids Legacy Society” please visit the
  both the McKeesport YMCA and Crawford Trust.                                     Auberle website at or call Lauri Fink at 412-
                                                                                   673-1992 ext. 214.

                                          Snavely Forest Products                                                        Angela Bidlack
       DONORS                             The Vernon C. and Alvina B. Neal Fund
                                                                                   David Minnotte
                                                                                   Gary and Hayley Napotnik              Daniel and Denise Birsic
                                          Greg and Lori Weimer                     National City Bank                    Ronald Blahusch
Auberle Development                                                                Frank and Maryann Nowak               Maneul and Lenore Blum
gratefully acknowledges                   $1,000-$1,999                            Orbital Engineering Inc               Booker T Washington Lodge 218
                                          Anonymous                                PBS&J                                 Arthur Brandt
gifts received August 1,                  James and Mary Barchie                   Darla Poole and Joe Brescia           Breitingers Flowers
2005 - March 31, 2006.                    Cross + Connections                      Susan Rauscher                        Nancy Brown
                                          Jeff and Sharon Evans                    Reinhart Food Service                 Raymond and Kathleen Buehler
The generosity of these                   Lauri Fink and Kevin Barletta            Lynn Reynolds                         Tim Campbell
individuals, groups, corp-                David and Susan Fitzsimmons              Richard Sipe General Contractor       Catholic Alumni Club of Pittsburgh
                                          Four M Consulting                        Rev. Thomas Sparacino                 Jerry and Marcy Cendroski
orations and foundations                  Robert and Mollie Gray                   Seubert & Associates                  Mehboob Chaudhry
enables us to continue                    Henney Family Services, Inc              Bob and Mary Ann Slagle               Clear View Mirror & Glass
                                          Paul Henney                              Mathilda Spencer                      Michael Connelly
our important work with                   Dana and Michelle Jarvis                 Richard and Diane Stanoszek           Gretchen Coppin
Auberle’s children and                    David Kirshner                           Steinberger Floors Inc                Edward and Louise Craven
                                          Linda DeNero Krahe                       Steve Schwartz Associates             Lawerence and Margery Curran
families.                                 Michael and Marie Kubiak                 Chris and Sara Sweeney                Damianos Group
                                          John Litz                                The Muck Family Foundation            Francis and Jean Dinco
     United Way contributors              LLGC Inc                                 Michael Tranovich                     James and Patricia Dolan
    acknowledged in next issue            John Patrick and Paula Lydon             Patrick Trotta                        Dominion Foundation
                                          Maguire Group Inc.                       UPS                                   Valerie Domitrovic
$20,000 +                                 Steve Massaro                            Dennis and Judy White                 Sue Duli
Anonymous                                 Maximum Mortgage Services LLC            Sarah Hayes Wiggin                    Jerry and Jane Earley
Grable Foundation                         James McCann                             Rob and Sarah Woodings                EQUIPCO
Wallace Hough Charitable Trust            Frank and Marie Miniotas                                                       First United Methodist Church of
                                          Pittsburgh Bone & Joint Surgeons          $250-$499                                Clairton
$10,000-$19,999                           Rodney and Dianna Prystash                Frank Amoruso                        William and Barbara Fisher
Equitable Resources Inc                   Sams Club Foundation                      Beacon Street Consultants Inc        Fitzsimmons Metals
Brian and Meg Helsel                      St. Valentine Church                      Paul and Ruth Burda                  Anthony Frederick
Paul and Patty Helsel                     St. Valentine’s Church SVDP               Virginia Busch                       Kenneth and Frances Garrett
Vince and Lari Locher                     The Constantin Imoff Fund of              John and Karen Dignazio              Gelman Appraisal Services
Phoenixx International LP                     The Pittsburgh Foundation             Felix and Irene Dubreuil             Gilbert Funeral Home
Sky Bank                                  UPMC McKeesport                           Evangelical Congregational Church    Carol Gomrick
                                          David and Elaine Wiehagen                 Peggy Frye                           Nancy Grubb
$7,000-$7,999                             John and Ann Wilson                       Lisa Galie                           HDJ & Associates
DSF Charitable Foundation                 James and Susan Zona                      Catherine Graves                     Henry and Elsie Hillman
Gateway Health Plan, Inc                                                            Brian and Meg Helsel                 Paul and Margaret Hinnebusch
Highmark                                  $500-$999                                 Jaycee Foods Inc                     Holy Cross Society of St. Vincent
Greg and Lori Weimer                      Allegheny County Airport Authority        Joseph Kwasniewski and Linda             DePaul
                                          Anonymous                                 Fischetti                            David and Carol Horgan
$5,000-$5,999                             ARL                                       L Robert Kimball & Associates        Charles Hull
Estate of Edwin R. Crawford               Charles Avalli                            Bill and Dawn Lewis                  Boniface Igba
GE Elfun Society Pittsburgh Chapter       Randall Baumann                           Glenn Mahone                         Emma Jack
Joseph Asselta Charitable Trust           John Bouloubasis                          Mary McDonough                       Jack Frye Sales & Services
Edward T. Phillips                        CLT Efficient Technologies Group LLC      Katherine McLaughlin                 Ted Johnson
   Fom the Estate of Edward T. Phillips   CDM                                       NAIOP Western PA Chapter             Jacqueline Johnson
PNC Bank                                  CF Advisors Group                         Ronald and Sharon Ogrodnik           Mike Joyce
Respironics Corporate Services            Chrislynn Energy Services                 Pro Plumbing and Heating LLC         Rich and Judy Kalich
John and Mary Ann Stockhausen             John Ciccolella                           Christine Raymond                    Edward and Dolores Kane
The Capital Group Companies               Confederation of McKeesport District      Steve and Peggy Snavely              Jack and Joan Kelley
   Charitable Foundation                      Womens Clubs                          Leo and Frances Spaeder              George and Ann Kemp
The Community Foundation of               D. Frederick Cullen                       Stuart and Murial Spitz              Joseph and Joanne Kenney
   Westmoreland County                    Richard Fisher                            Elizabeth Stephans                   Brandon Komlyn
                                          Richard and Susan Fletcher                The Landscape Center                 Edward Kosar
$4,000-$4,999                             Bob and Judith Ganster                    Tower Care Technologies              Todd and Ashley Kozel
Sisters of Mercy of Allegheny County      Goldberg Gruener Gentile Horoho &         Trailside Treasures Inc              Jeff and Kathleen Kumer
Sr. Georgine Scarpino                     Avalli                                    Sonny and Pam Vaccaro                LaFace & McGovern Associates Inc
                                          David and Lori Gumpher                    Willock Social Association           Kurt and Cindy Lesker
$3,000-$3,999                             Barbara Holms and Eric Falk               Dale and Sue Wiseman                 Liberty Presbyterian Church
Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh            Huckestein Mechanical Services Inc.                                            Robert Lindenfelser
Joe and Jane Blattner                     Human Services Center Corporation         $100-$249                            Anthony and Nancy Lisanti
Manny and Carol DiNatale                  J.P. Phillips, Inc                        A Merante Contracting                Edward Loughney
Dawn Fuchs                                Kiwanis Club - McKeesport                 AARP Clairton Area 1612              Millie Luchini
Greek Catholic Union District No. 1       Jim and Carol Locher                      Alpern Rosenthal                     Magdic Precision Tooling
Kathleen Miclot                           John Lockhart                             Alpine Packaging Inc                 Mallet & Company Inc
                                          Lulu A. Pool Health and Educational Trust Anonymous                            Sam and Marilyn Manfredi
$2,000-$2,999                             Terrence and Phyllis Maher                Aquarian Associates Inc              Rudy Marfin
HB South Printing                         McKamish Chesapeak Inc.                   Mary Arnoni                          Mark and Kimberley Miller Charitable
Kate M Kelley Foundation                  Merrill Lynch                             Ascension Parish St Vincent DePaul       Foundation
James and Catherine Moore                 Jerry and Mary Meyer                      Thomas and Lillian Bailey            Martin and Linda Mason
                                          Frank Miklos and Ann Miklos               Tom and Jamie Bails                  Frank and Christine McGough


    James Meyers                            Nancy Brallier                           Clara Hegedus                       Craig and Cathy Oskin
    John and Bridget Midla                  James Brewster                           David Henry                         David and Donna Marie Oster
    Paul and Colleen Murray                 Robert and Elizabeth Brown               Henry Herskowitz                    Thomas and Dolores Page
    Elizabeth Nebinski                      Steven and Heather Browne                Catherine Hester                    Glenn and Rosella Painter
    John and Jean Neel                      Helen Brulja                             William and Patricia Hickey         John and Evelyn Pasternak
    Karl and Linda Nejack                   Edith Bryen                              Gordon and Maureen Hill             Patrick T Lanigan Funeral Home
    Joanne and David Nicoll                 Rita Burns                               Garnet Hoffman                      Fred and Patti Perrotta
    Ray and Jean Niedenberger               Art and Annie Campedel                   Steve and Terri Hogya               John and Caroline Petach
    Frank and Jean Oskin                    Thomas and Marthann Cannon               Mark and Cathy Holm                 John and Cecelia Pfefferkorn
    Vivian Pacewicz                         Francis and Louise Cappetta              Robert and Patricia Holms           Sandra Picko
    Lynn Pfischner                          Rose Cardamone                           Homeville Volunteer Fire Co No. 1   Albert and Angela Piesik
    Michael Polkabla                        Paul and Barbara Carmichael              Loretta Horrell                     Richard and Mary Ann Pike
    Richard Pollack                         Carriage Inn Restaurant                  Pauline Hrehocik                    John and Kathy Polley
    Anthony Pompeo                          David and Anna Caruso                    Joseph and Maria Hrizo              Doris Pollitt
    Port Vue Plumbing Inc                   David and Virginia Casciani              E. Phillip Hruska                   Bonnie Poole
    Shirley Prisalac                        Charles and Claire Caye                  Ingram Barge Company                Philomena Popovich
    David Pudup                             CDA Court Patricia #998                  Nick and Dorothy Ionadi             Dave and Erica Posipanka
    Susan Rakfal                            CDA Court Westinghouse 759               Frank and Barb Iouale               Precise Technology Inc
    RC Walter & Sons                        Charles Chaney                           Italian Social Lodge #57            Pribanic & Pribanic
    Thomas and Sandra Renwand               Janna Chiurazzi                          Bernadine Ivory                     Dennis and Eileen Ragan
    Eric and Denise Reppermund              Christian Mothers Womens Guild           Kevin and Jean Jenkins              Donald and Sally Rauscher
    Robert Rittmeyer                        Mary Chute                               Laura Jenkins                       Roberta Ravasio
    Bill and Kate Rost                      Joan Clark                               Gloria Johnston                     Maura Reese
    Jerry and Sue Ruckert                   Edmund and Martha Clarke                 Roberta Jones                       Adeline Regal
    Glenn Ryerson                           Josephine Clemente                       Jim Jordan                          Robert and Shelia Riberich
    John and Andrea Sallinger               Anthony and Particia Colello             Kevin and Maggie Joyce              William and Diane Riley
    Edward and Ann Schneider                Carl and Esther Colteryahn               Karl and Dorothea Kaufmann          Shirley Ripley
    Sci-Tek Environmental Services          Community Life                           Doris Keenan                        Fred and Sally Rock
    Barbara and Joe Shuster                 Irene Consales                           Tim Kelly                           Joseph and Rose Marie Rodgers
    George and Janice Marie Smith           William and Phyllis Cook                 Eleanor Kennedy                     Marcia Rohrer
    Mark Snyder                             Trudy Crain                              Alice Kenney                        Janet Roth and Lou Dowden
    John and Mary Pat Soltis                Lawrence and Joan Crncic                 Judy Kinlough                       Norinne Ruehl
    Marlin and Maura South                  Croatian Club of Clairton                Patricia Kline                      Olive Ruffing
    Doris Speicher                          Frederick and Joy Cullen                 Knights of Columbus                 Fr. James Ruggiero
    St. Josephs Church-St. Vincent DePaul   Sandra DaCosta                           Knights of Columbus #4925           Leo and Evelyn Rusteikas
    St. Jude the Apostle Rosary Society     Charles and Evelyn Dansak                Jerald and Theresa Kopay            Salon Gonna
    Matthew and Heidi Stanczak              Michael and Sharon Davin                 Agnes Kovac                         Randy and Linda Sammons
    Matt and Sam Swider                     Robert and Joann Denmarsh                Francis and Berenice Krahe          Viola Sanderson
    The Szala Family                        Robert and Helen Densko                  Phil and Marian Krivacek            Joseph and Mary Sas
    Leonard and Mary Tabish                 Pam Deveruex                             Eileen Kubecka                      Merle and Stella Scheid
    James Tabor                             Mildred Devlin                           Philip and Elizabeth Kulasa         Anne Schnelzer
    Joseph and Patricia Thompson            Eileen Dickson                           Trenni Kusnierek                    Paul and Esther Schofield
    Anthony Tom                             Louise Ditmore                           Theodore and Donna Kustra           James Scholze
    Tri R Sales Inc                         Earl and Joan Dolan                      John Kustra                         Steve and Sharon Schwartz
    Trinity Tower United Methodist          Joseph Dornbrock                         Charleen Kutas                      Falco Sciulli
        Church UMW                          Joseph and Martha Dorsey                 Barry and Jo Ann Kylander           Darryl and Barbara Segina
    US Steel Ciloets                        Mary Drummond                            Michelle Larue                      Dorothy Shenkle
    Julia Velter                            Clifford and Theresa Dunn                George and Mary Frances Legin       Rose Marie Sherer
    Veolia Water                            Regis and Margaret Mary Eannarino        Helen Lia                           Sil-Base Company Inc
    Voyager Jet Center                      Thomas and Margaret Eddy                 Diane Licht                         Louis and Mary Ann Silvestre
    Allen and Mary Ellen Wampler            William and Louise Egri                  Shawn and Sally Litterini           Sixth Ward EBA
    Weavertown Transport Leasing Inc        Fr. John Matthew Elanjileth              Kristen Litterini                   Fred Skrabski
    George and Anna Mae Werber              Elbow Room                               Bea Longo                           Slavonic Social Club of Braddock
    Westinghouse Electric Company           Howard Elson                             Lawrence and Patti Lyons            Craig and Maryann Smith
    Ed and Celeste Wilhelm                  Chester and Mary Ann Englert             Bob and Denise Macey                Gene and Debora Smith
    Mark and Dani Womack                    Episcopal Church of Transfiguration      James Madden                        Louise Smith
    Workingmen’s Mutual Beneficial          Lillian Erdody                           Ray and Mary Ann Malinchak          Sara Smith
        Union of Blythedale                 Miriam Erinc                             Louis and Elizabeth Marino          Mary Ellen Snyder
    Frank Zappala                           Walter and Caroline Eroline              William and Mary Markle             John Soboslay
    Louis and Theresa Zell                  Michelle Farabaugh                       Dorothy Marszalek                   Helen Soltis
    John Zivkovic                           Edward Faulk                             Geraldine Martin                    Pete and Mary Spearnak
                                            Arthur and Antoinette Fedorek            Joseph Martino                      Mark and M Michele Sponholz
    Under $100                              Zoltan Feher                             Massung Kitchen & Bath Design       Vera Spornak
    11th Ward Welfare Association of        Carl and Claire Fekula                   Barbara Matick                      St. Angela Ladies of Charity
        McKeesport                          Susan Felsenfeld                         Michael and Shirley Mattola         St. Josephs Christian Mothers
    AARP - Brierly Chapter 3801             Joseph Fera                              John and Jackie McDonough           St. Maurice Conference Society of SVD
    John and Beth Ann Ackinclose            John and Dorothy Ferrence                Craig and Carol McDowell            St. Susanna Ladies Guild & Christian
    Pat Ahlborn                             Charles and Thelma Fink                  Sophia Mcguire                          Mothers
    Alfieri Funeral Home Inc                David and Joan Finkel                    Regis and Margaret McLaughlin       Louis Stabile
    Carol Allison                           First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association John McLaughlin                     Paul and Jean Stanisz
    Fr. Frank Almade                        Anna Fisher                              Michael and Elsie Melosky           Andrew and Florence Stanko
    Evelyn Altmeyer                         Denise Flannigan                         George and Dolores Messer           Leo and Edith Stepansky
    Joseph and Mary Amadio                  Hilda Forman                             Bernard and Kay Miklos              Matthew and Barbara Stevenson
    Thomas and Juanita Amaditz              Eleanor Francetic                        Robert and Angela Miller            Joseph Stipanovic
    Lino and Charlotte Amatangelo           Bob and Karen Fry                        James and Kathleen Ann Miller       Terri Suhre
    American Croatian Club                  Sharon Gaal                              Lyndell Miller                      Sophie Surmacz
    Anonymous (12)                          Ernest and Gail Gagorik                  Miller Tile                         Roger and Kathleen Tachoir
    Louis and Rosalie Anstandig             Gala Jewelers                            Charles and Theresa Mingo           Robert Terwilliger
    C. Edward and Nancy Anthony             Craig and Lisa Galik                     Rose Minnick                        Annette Tomasko
    John and Mary Ballas                    James and Olga Gallagher                 James and Michele Modrak            Emil and Charlotte Tomayko
    Henrietta Baptie                        Urban and Louise George                  Barbara Mogus                       William and Patricia Torbet
    Sara Basulto                            Eileen Gerneth                           James Mohan                         Dom Toretti
    Jane Bazzone                            Nicholas and Margaret Giardina           Morning Star Baptist Church         Tullio and Helen Tozzi
    Robert and Elvira Benjamin              Mercedes Gibbons
                                                                                     Helen Moros                         Dorothy Trautmann
    Anna Benkulik                           Glenshire Woods                          Charlotte Morris                    Tony and Doreen Tumminello
    Ralph Berk                              Esther Golik                             Steve Mosovsky                      Stephen and Joyce Turkaly
    George and Catherine Bich               Annette Golik                            Dave and Jacqueline Mozgawa         Jane Urish
    Joan Bicsey                             Blair and Lynne Good                     Ed and Cedy Mularski                USS Clairton Works
    Michael and Lana Bill                   Edward Goralczyk                         Sharon Mulvihill                    Val and Irene Uziel
    Anastasia Billy                         Catherine Graff                          Donna Murman                        Sophie Vargo
    George and E. Diane Bissell             Graft Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep Inc            Jason and Donna Nawojski            Edmund and Bette Vernile
    Rose Marie Black                        Wes and Charlene Graham                  Robert and Sandra Niederberger      Norma Vidale
    Rita Blanc                              Art and Anne Green                       Don and Nancy Noland                Claralinda Voshall
    Ruth Blaney                             William and Barbara Gulich               Thomas and Joan Noll                Melissa Wallace
    Charles and Ruth Blatchford             Carolyn Guzik                            Nicole Nolle                        Esmet and Rose Marie Walley
    Winifred Bobula                         Pamela Hammar                            Andrew and Heidi Norman             Charles and Nancy Watson
    John Borkowski                          Andrew and Mary Harbulak                 Anhony Novosel                      Mary Jane Webster
    Irma Bornemann                          Hildegard Harkovich                      Laura O’Connell                     Robert and Colleen Wehner
    Margaret Boyle                          Jacob and Marion Harper                  Timothy O’Grady                     Mark and Andrea Weinheimer
    David and Barbara Bradley               William and Eleanor Haselhoff            Thomas and Lillian Orlandi          Kristin Wells


Raymond and Patricia Werkmeister     Book Country                          James and Kathleen Ann Miller
Robert and Laura Wernert             John Bouloubasis                      Don and Willa Miller                   MEMORIAL
Gloria Wersing                       Bob and Donna Boyer                   Janet Moss
West Side United Methodist Church    Jerry and Faye Breitinger             Mt. Lebanon United Lutheran Church   CONTRIBUTIONS
Robert and Margaret Westerlund       Steve and Patty Brunner               Gary and Hayley Napotnik
Theresa Whitacre                     Janet Bryant                          John and Kathy Neidermeyer           Auberle Development
William A Lupone & Associates PC     Greg and Toni Bucci                   Office Depot                         gratefully acknowledges
William Penn Association Br Bo 226   Douglas Burkholder                    Brian and Kim Olcott
Edward and Irene Williams            Colleen Burns                         Olympia Hallmark                     the memorial contrib-
Shedrick Williams                    Sherry Burnside                       Craig and Cathy Oskin                utions received August
John and Jackie Wilson               Jim and Bonnie Butler                 Carmen and Antoniette Paliotta
Michael and Janis Woshner            Nadine Calderone                      David and Donna Pandollo             1, 2005 - March 31, 2006.
Grace Wright                         Carnegie Mellon University Computer   Kathy Panucci                        Memorial contributions
George Young                            Science Depart                     Peace Lutheran Church
Edward and Margaret Yuhas            Catholic Alumni Club of Pittsburgh    Clifton Pearson                      have long been a power-
Anne Zenchu                          Jerry and Marcy Cendroski             Penn State McKeesport Psy Club       ful and meaningful way
James and Dolores Zewe               Eileen Claar                          Bill and Kathleen Petulla
Margaret Zezza                       Mary Beth Cline                       Phi Theta Kappa CCAC-South           to honor the memory of
Reginia Zezza                        OJ Corbett                            Phi Theta Kappa-Boyce Campus
Ruth Zofchak                         Joan Corman                           Jack and Elaine Phillips
                                                                                                                a loved one and express
                                     Pam Cottle                            Paul Phillips                        sympathy and condolences
                                     Curves - Brentwood                    Phoenixx International LP
                                     Sandra DaCosta                        Pittsburgh Ballet Theater
                                                                                                                to their family.
        IN KIND                      Syl and Lu Damianos                   Pittsburgh Childrens Museum
                                     Jim and Denise Daugherty              Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera         In Memory of Gina Donatelli
        DONORS                       Daniel and Grace Daugherty            Pittsburgh Opera                     Angelich
                                                                                                                  • Nicholas and Margaret Giardina
                                     Audry Davis                           Pittsburgh Steelers
Auberle Development                  Rick and Donna Devore                 PNC Bank
                                                                                                                In Memory of Warren Collins
gratefully acknowledges              Marlene Dimsa                         Polish National Alliance Lodge 352
                                                                                                                  • Bill and Dawn Lewis
                                     Kathy Donnelly                        John and Kelly Price
the non-monetary gifts               Dorothy’s Candies                     Project Linus
                                                                                                                In Memory of Laura Crncic
received August 1, 2005 -            Double Tree Hotel                     John Purcell
                                                                                                                  • Lawrence and Joan Crncic
                                     Eileen Dubeck                         Shannon Ramsey
March 31, 2006. The                  Eva Duncar                            Mark and Stacy Reis
                                     Elizabeth Eckert                      Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel         In Memory of Jody L. Ekis
donation of items allows                                                                                          • Urban and Louise George
                                     Veta England                          Lynn Reynolds
us to provide gifts                  EQT Investments                       Rhythm House Cafe
                                     Maureen Evans                         John and Mary Ann Rodaitis           In Memory of Bernie and Flo Geyer
through Special Santa                Faith Lutheran Church                 Bill and Kate Rost                     • Paul and Barbara Carmichael
and Santa’s Workshop,                Family Christian Book Stores          Olive Ruffing
                                     Farmers Poultry                       Megan Rumon                          In Memory of William and Regina
as well as support events            Fashion Bug                           Glenn Ryerson                        Christman
with food and prizes.                Linda Fine                            Saints Simon and Jude Church           • Raymond and Patricia
                                     Lauri Fink and Kevin Barletta         Sam and Sarah Sakolsky               Werkmeister
Other in-kind gifts include          David and Susan Fitzsimmons           Falco Sciulli
furnishings, goods and               Carol Foglia                          Monica Semanisn                      In Memory of Fay Gurrentz
                                     Michaelene Forrester                  Ray and Sherry Shada                   • Manny DiNatale
services for facility im-            Peggy Frye                            Shadyside Inn                          • Friends at Alpern Rosenthal
provements and media.                Bob and Judith Ganster                Sheraton Station Square
                                                                                                                In Memory of Chuck Haskell
                                     Michael and Janeen Garancsi           Shirley Sidun
                                     Kenneth and Frances Garrett           Richard and Deb Simak                  • Urban and Louise George
$30,000 & Above
BuckConsultants                      GE Elfuns                             Sky Bank
                                     Giant Eagle Market                    Gary and Arlene Smithgall            In Memory of Eileen Kelly Jordan
Comcast                                                                                                           • Rich and Judy Kalich
Lamar                                Giant Eagle-Kennywood                 Snavely Forest Products
                                     David and Patty Gilchrist             Tim and Cathi Snyder
                                     Wes and Charlene Graham               St. Bede Church                      In Memory of Frank Kosar
$20,000-$25,000                                                                                                   • Mildred Devlin
Massaro Company                      Greensburg Salem High School          St. Elizabeth Elementary School
  Steve Massaro                      Pat and Connie Hannan                 St. Gabriel School
                                     David Harbst                          St. Germaine Parish Family           In Memory of Stella Kwasniewski
                                     Brian and Meg Helsel                  St. John Capistran CCD                 • Henrietta Baptie
$4,000-$6,000                                                                                                     • Arthur and Antoinette Fedorek
Hosack Specht Muetzel & Wood         Patty and Paul Helsel                 St. Margaret of Scotland Church
                                     Huckestein Mechanical Services Inc.   St. Martin De Porres Parish            • Joseph Kwasniewski and Linda
Richard Sipe General Contractor                                                                                          Fischetti
                                     Beverly Joy Hunter                    St. Maurice Church
                                     Immanuel Presbyterian Church          St. Patrick Parish                     • Mark and Andrea Weinheimer
Paul Lackner                         Frank and Barb Iouale                 St. Thomas A’Becket Church
                                     Don and Sandy Jameson                 David Stagon                         In Memory of James and Minnie
Paper Products Company, Inc                                                                                     Lonetti
Reinhart Food Service                Dana and Michelle Jarvis              John Stetor
                                     Jaycee Foods Inc                      John and Mary Ann Stockhausen          • Julia Velter
$1,000-$1,500                        Jill Johnson                          The Szala Family
                                     David and Peggy Joyce                 Dolly Tauber                         In Memory of Joan Luketick
St. Valentine Church                                                                                              • Bertha Szala
Maximum Mortgage Services LLC        Helen Kaiser                          Teamsters Local 205
                                     Kiesell Food Kitchen                  Martha Tiani                           • Helen Szala
Sam and Marilyn Manfredi                                                                                          • Mary Szala
                                     Judy Kinlough                         Toys For Tots
$500-$1,000                          Sue Kovacs                            Trailside Treasures
                                     Eileen Kubecka                        Michael Tranovich                    In Memory of Sheila Moritz
Cross + Connections                                                                                               • Louis and Rosalie Anstandig
Steinberger Floors Inc               Mary Ann LaFever                      Trinity Church of God in Christ
Lynn Reynolds                        Vince Larence                         Dorothy Troutman
                                     Larrimors                             Rita Truan                           In Memory of Bernard Pacewicz
Gallery In The Square                                                                                             • Vivian Pacewicz
  Kathleen Miclot                    Gregory and Lois Lash                 Tony and Doreen Tumminello
                                     Kathy Lauer                           John and Shirley Ubinger
                                     Jill Lavella                          UPMC McKeesport                      In Memory of Rose Puskaric
All Others                                                                                                        • James and Mary Barchie
ACMSA                                Kelly L’Duca                          Paul and Mary Vey
                                     Len Liscio                            Dave and Kate Waever                   • Ed and Karen Barchie
Mrs. Dean Adamson
AirTran Airways                      Jim and Carol Locher
                                                                           Dave and Kelli Wahnon                  • Mr. and Mrs. James Boyd
                                     Vince and Lari Locher                 Walnut Grove Christian Church          • James and Anna Fedasz
Allegheny County Labor Council                                                                                    • Helen Frinsko
Rod Altman                           Loews Cineplex Entertainment          Marcy Ward
                                     Sean Logan                            Margie Wargo                           • Rose Hyland
Michele Ambrogio                                                                                                  • Bill and Anne Mrdeza
Amcom Office Systems                 Bea Longo                             Adrieene Waschak
                                     John Patrick and Paula Lydon          Jan Waters                             • Brian Mrdeza
Frank Amoruso                                                                                                     • Mr. and Mrs. Scott Mrdeza
Andy Warhol Museum                   Sam and Marilyn Manfredi              Brad and Susan Weber
                                     Joan Maser                            Tom and Karen Westerlund               • William R. Mrdeza
Arbors Management                                                                                                 • Caig and Cathy Oskin
Auto Workers Federal Credit Union    Martin and Linda Mason                Westinghouse Electric Company
                                     Massaro Company                       Westmoreland County Girl Scouts        • Anna Mae Puskaric
Charles Avalli                                                                                                    • Joseph and Rose Marie Rodgers
Heather Baldwin                      Michele Maunder                       Whitaker United Methodist Church
                                     Max & Ermas                           David and Elaine Wiehagen              • Bertha Szala
James and Mary Barchie                                                                                            • Helen Szala
Catherine Barclay                    Janice Mayni                          Ed and Celeste Wilhelm
                                     Sandy McNulty                         Jill Wilson                            • Mary Szala
Erich and Cletis Berger                                                                                           • Leonard and Mary Tabish
Blattner Brunner                     Mellon Financial Corporation          Don and Judy Wisniewski
                                     Mellon Financial Corporation          Louis and Theresa Zell                 • Barbara T. Watkins
David Blazer                                                                                                      • Theresa Whitacre
William and Joann Bolish             John and Bridget Midla                John Zivkovic


    In Memory of Rose Puskaric cont.      Thomas Dubs                          Veronica Musch
      • Edward and Irene Williams         Lori Dubs                            Sara Netski                                 BOARD OF
      • Ruth Zofchak                      Eva Ducar                            Evelyn Newsome
                                          Alisha Eicher                        Karina Newsone                              DIRECTORS
    In Memory of Anna Sabolik             Margie Ellenbogen                    Jeanne Nikolich
      • Charles and Evelyn Dansak         Judy Espy                            Toni Obaro
                                          Tressa Esty                          Dami Obaro                                     AU B E R L E
    In Memory of Pauline Szala            Donna Faff                           Tracy O'Lare
                                                                                                                    John Stockhausen, Chair
      • Rose Marie Sherer                 Nora Evans                           Maret Pacterik
                                                                                                                    John Ponds, Vice Chair
                                          Faith Lutheran Church Quilters       Lauren Paeterik
                                                                                                                    Judge Walter R. Little, Secretary
    In Memory of James Velter Sr.         Carrie Fisher                        Donna Pandullo
                                                                                                                    Susan Rauscher, Treasurer
      • Julia Velter                      Susan Fletcher                       David Pandullo
                                                                                                                    Most Rev. Donald W. Wuerl
                                          Shannon Foley                        Penn State McKeesport Psychology
    In Memory of Josephine Zelenak        Michalene Forrester                  Club
                                                                                                                    Joseph R. Blattner
      • Thomas and Lillian Bailey         Elaine Fox                           Phi Theta Kappa South Campus
                                                                                                                    John W. Bouloubasis, Jr.
                                          Marcy Fraley                         Peace Lutheran Church Quilters
                                                                                                                    Thomas B. Burley
    In Honor of Jean and Karl Israel      Peggy Frye                           Clifton Pearson
                                                                                                                    John E. Ciccolella
      • David and Barbara Bradley         Joanne Galinowski                    Ellen Pearson
                                                                                                                    Emanuel V. DiNatale
                                          Jeana Galioto                        Kathleen Petulla
                                                                                                                    Michael M. Dvorsky
    In Honor of Susan Fitzsimmons         Fran Gardner                         Bill Petulla
                                                                                                                    Sister Michelle Farabaugh
      • Steve Schwartz Associates         Fran Garrett                         Elaine Phillips
                                                                                                                    Dana E. Jarvis
                                          G E Elfuns                           Jack Philllips
                                                                                                                    Judge Maureen Lally-Green
    In Honor of Chris and Terry Snavely   Brett Geaber                         Josephine Pitassi
                                                                                                                    Dr. Joanne M. Nicoll
      • Patrick Trotta                    Diane Geaken                         Pittsburgh Soccer
                                                                                                                    Ronald H. Ott
                                          Patty Gilchrist                      PNC
                                                                                                                    Jerry R. Ruckert
    In Honor of Manny Dinatale’s          Justin Girouad                       PNC Tutors
                                                                                                                    Sister Georgine Scarpino
    Birthday                              Chris Girouad                        Julia Pratt
                                                                                                                    Rev. Thomas A. Sparacino
      • Fred and Sally Rock               John Girckel                         Jesse Putera
                                                                                                                    Christopher Sweeney
                                          Charlene Graham                      Bobby Rarp
                                                                                                                    Stacie Vargo
    On Behalf of the Springhouse          Justin Guertin                       Stacy Reis
     • Jaycee Foods, Inc                  Paul Gurtner                         Mark Reis
                                          Kate Gurtner                         Lynn Semko                                  AU B E R L E
    On Behalf of the Red Caboose          Heather Haddad                       St. John Capistran CCD Class &
     • Jaycee Foods, Inc                  Sara Hart                            Families Upper St. Clair
                                          Savanna Harris                       Zach Sawyer                          Joseph R. Blattner, Chair
                                          Meg Helsel                           Bertha Szala                         Mary Pat Soltis, Vice Chair
                                          Brian Helsel                         Helen Szala                          Steven M. Massaro,
       VOLUNTEERS                         Alma Hinton                          Mary Szala                              Secretary/Treasurer
                                          Paul Hunter                          Linda Schmotzer                      Most Rev. Donald W. Wuerl
    Auberle Development                   Joy Hunter                           Jackie Scneidler
    gratefully acknowledges               Mary Hughes                          Monica Semanisin                     Charles J. Avalli
                                          Barb Ioule                           Sherry Shada                         Susan Fitzsimmons
    our volunteers who                    Alex Issa                            Ray Shada                            Dawn Fuchs
    worked with our kids on               Ebony Jackson                        Katie Shada                          Paul L. Henney
                                          Donald Jameson                       Danny Shearers                       Hayley Jameson-Napotnik
    one of the many rec-                  Sandy Jameson                        David Shearing                       Vincent W. Locher
    reational or educational              Ray Japlonoism                       Deb Simak                            Thomas P. Loftus
                                          Jill Johnson                         Dominique Simonson                   Kathleen Miclot
    activities, assisted with             Sherry Johnson                       Keyonia Singleton                    Susan Rauscher
    clerical work, and helped             Chris Jones                          Snavely                              Kate Rost
                                          Peggy Joyce                          Angela Swartz                        Norb Sieber
    us in our fund raising                Emily Judisch                        Dolly Tauber                         John Stockhausen
    efforts August 1, 2005                Carley Kastiba                       Courtney Tainer                      Gregory J. Weimer
                                          Sharon Kasenic                       Stacy Thomas                         Rev. Paul Zywan
    through March 31, 2006.               Gene Kelly                           Maura Thomas
                                          Mike Kernan                          Kirk Thomas                                   PAU L I N E
    Paula Agostine                        Judy Kinlough                        Abby Thurder
    Carol Allison                         Bill Kolicius                        Pittsburgh Bond and Joint Associates          AU B E R L E
    Nick Allyn                            Sue Kovacs                           Treasure House Fashions
    Aquarian Associates                   Janet Kortz                          Lillian Truit                              F O U N DAT I O N
    Mary Arovitz                          Lauri Kozarian                       Doreen Tuminello                     Everett L. Tademy, Chair
    Kathryn Arthur                        Kathy Kozak                          Shirely Ubinger                      Frank Nowak, Secretary/Treasurer
    Chisara Asomugha                      Eileen Kubecka                       John Ubinger
    Muge Atkins                           Emily Kunzman                        UFCW Local 23 AFL-CIO                Emanuel V. DiNatale
    Mary Barchie                          Faith Lasica                         UPMC McKeesport ~ Warm Hands         Susan Rauscher
    Jim Barchie                           Noelle Lasica                        Warm Heart Project                   John Stockhausen
    Joshua Barna                          Vince Larence                        Mary Vey
    Alexa Beaty                           Lynette Lane                         Lynn Vietmier
    Erich Berger                          Natalie Larkin                       Ron Villa
    Cletis Berger                         Rob LaRocee                          Sandra Walker
    Nancy Brallier                        Mary Jo Larocee                      Frances Watkins
    Denise Brody                          Darnise Lester                       Dave Wahnon
    Les Brody                             Steve Lis                            Kelli Wahnon
    Ken Brown                             Bea Longo                            Walnut Grove Christian Church &
    Patty Brunner                         Jim Locher                           School
    Toni Bucci                            Carol Locher                         Frances Watkins
    Greg Bucci                            Lori Lubinsky                        Beverly Washington
    Colleen Burns                         Maureen Lydon                        West Ridge Christian Church
    Paul Burda                            Marilyn Manfredi                     Westinghouse Corporation
    Ruth Burda                            Sam Manfredi                         Jeannie Wickdal
    Crystal Carroll                       Betty Marconi                        Celeste & Ed Wilhelm
    Daughters Catholic                    Elena Marra                          Nina Williams
    Michele Capezzuto                     Shannon Mason                        Eileen Widany
    Steve Carroll                               
                                          Massaro Corporation                  Heide Woerner
    Kirsten Castner                       Janice Patty Matthews                Adam Yesenosky
    Catholic Alumni Singles Group         Mayni
    Marcy Cendroski                       Jean McCake
    Eileen Claar                          Laurie Meddiven
    Ben Cohen                             Mellon Financial Corporation                Spring gives us many reasons to pay tribute to others
    Clint Crouch                          Bridgett Midla                              by letting them know how much we appreciate them.
    Hampton Conway                        John Midla
                                                                                      A gift to Auberle that will help troubled children and
    Lena Davenport                        Don Miller
    Joseph Delale                         Willa Miller                               families succeed, made in honor or in memory of your
    Tricia Denci                          Milioto Tracey                                loved one, is a wonderful way to demonstrate that
    Marcia Denis                          Katherine Mook                                 love and commitment. For Easter, Mother’s Day,
    Eileen Dickson                        Cybil Moore
    Marlene Dimsa                         Devlin Moore                                 Father’s Day, Memorial Day or any occassion, please
    Theresa Domitrovic                    Joe Mosko                                  consider helping children and families heal themselves
    Denise Dougherty                      Janet Moss                                          in honor of someone special. Thank you.
    Linsay Drew                           R.L.Myers


May Day Madness — A Family Affair
            he 11th Annual May Day Madness, Presented by
             Phoenixx International, is being held on
            Saturday, May 20 beginning at noon. This event
            provides an opportunity to participate in a
            variety of fun and challenging mind and athletic
events with the children of Auberle. May Day Madness also
serves as a fundraiser to sponsor Auberle children’s par-
ticipation in the national H’Olympics, as well as enriching
arts, athletic and social programs throughout the year.

From its inception, and now entering its 11th year, the
Jamesons have been instrumental in the success of May Day          Sandy and Don
Madness.     Hayley Jameson-Napotnik, Auberle Board                   Jameson
Director and May Day Madness Committee Chair, has been
in a leadership role from the start and has brought            games and Sandy helping with the planning. Husband Gary
numerous friends, sponsors and teams to the event.             Napotnik has been involved as both a volunteer and participant.
                                                               Positions for Gold, Silver and Team level sponsors are still
Parents Sandy and Don Jameson have also been with the          available. Be part of the fun! For more information, visit the
event from the start with Don being a co-coordinator of the    Events Page at or call 412-673-1992 ext. 224.

                                          Thank you cards from the
                                         children of Auberle to the
                                          UPMC-McKeesport Warm
                                             Hands, Warm Hearts
                                         Volunteers made for a nice
                                           display. The volunteers
                                            donated 150 hooded
                                        sweatshirts, hats, gloves and
                                            scarfs to the children.
   Pictured: Betty Marconi, Lori Lubinsky & Paul Hunter from UPMC; Peggy Frye & John Lydon from Auberle.

   Make a Difference in the
   Life of a Child — Become
   an Auberle Foster Parent
                                                                     NEWSLETTER OF AUBERLE
    We are looking for singles, couples and families
                                                                          is published three times per year by
   willing to open their homes and hearts to children
      ages birth to 18. Financial compensation and                           Auberle Development
                24-hour support provided.
                                                                                1101 Hartman Street
 MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIFE OF A CHILD!                                      McKeesport, PA 15132
         For more information, please call:                             
       John Lehman at 412-751-4436 Ext. 25
                                                                    A copy of the official registration and financial
                                                                   information of the Auberle Development may be
                                                                 obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State
                                                                 by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-
                                                                   0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

                                                                 Many Auberle Programs are funded in whole or part
                                                                 by Allegheny County Children, Youth and Family Services.

                                                                        Become a Tutor or Mentor to a child.
                                                                         Call Peggy Frye at 412-673-5800.


               Auberle Names John Litz
                Chief Program Officer
      uberle’s vision is to be the premier                                              Improvement for the Mars Home for
         agency in Western Pennsylvania,                                                Youth. Prior to that, John had worked as
          providing positive outcomes for                                               Senior Planner for Allegheny County CYF
all children and families. Some of that                                                 and as a program director at the United
vision is realized through Auberle                                                      Way of Allegheny County.
programs emphasizing education, family
and the strengths of the individual.                                                    John’s administrative career started at
                                                                                        Allegheny County Children and Youth
Auberle has expanded services to                                                        Services, followed by seven years as head
provide comprehensive care to all of its                                                of Washington County Children and
clients, including the availability of drug                                             Youth Service agency. John holds a
& alcohol and mental health treatment.                                                  Master of Social Work-Administration and
The recent opening of Auberle’s Tran-                                                   Planning from the University of Pittsburgh
sitional Housing/Independent Living                                                     and a Bachelor of Science-Human
program is leading the way in                                                           Development and Family Studies from
addressing the issue of homelessness                                                    Penn State University. He will report to
for young adult males.                                                                  Auberle CEO, John Lydon.

We believe effective programs and services are the result of         Auberle has been healing children and families in
a strong organization that is fiscally sound, has experienced        Allegheny, Westmoreland and Washington counties for
and talented staff and strong leadership at the board and            over 50 years. The programs offered through Auberle
executive levels. To that end, we are pleased to announce            include Residential Care, Shelter, Alternative Education, In-
John Litz has joined Auberle as its Chief Program Officer.           Home Services, Family Reunification, Foster Care, Drug &
John is replacing Jerry Meyer who is retiring.                       Alcohol Treatment, Mental Health Treatment and
                                                                     Transitional Housing. Last year, Auberle served over 2,600
John will oversee all Auberle services, bringing more than           children and families.
30 years of experience to the agency. Since April of 2000,
John has served as Director of Planning and Quality

       Jerry Meyers Says Good-Bye
                                                                  Bank’s downtown headquarters. I had always been interested
                                                                  in working with kids since I come from a large family of
                                                                  14 kids.

                                                                  There have been so many success stories at Auberle. We’ve
                                                                  had youngsters go on to college, some even getting their
                                                                  Masters degrees. Many of the children grow up and raise
                                                                  their own families. For me, seeing the kids become success-
                                                                  ful in school, building new relationships with their families,
                                                                  becoming confident and returning home are the successes
                                                                  I’ll always remember. It’s what has kept a smile on my
                                                                  face and what kept me at Auberle for so many years.

                                                                  I have been privileged to experience all of Auberle’s
                                                                  growth over the many years. I have been a small part of
                                                                  much of it and a bigger part of some of it but to me the
                                                                  honor will always be in working with the talented group
                                                                  of people through the years.
         started at Auberle in 1980, when there were only 25
         kids. As Auberle grew, I served in various program       I leave my position comfortable that John Lydon came to
          director positions and developed one of the first       us with a passion for Auberle unmatched even by my
          family-focused residential programs in Western PA.      own. I will always cherish the memories of dedicated co-
    In 2002, I served as Executive Director and in 2004 I         workers, volunteers and board directors.
    became Chief Program Officer when John Lydon was
    hired as CEO.                                                 The kids we work with have experienced challenges and
                                                                  frustration all of their lives and come to us for help.
    I chose this field after working for a number of years in     Embrace those challenges and frustration.        It’s never
    the business field, first as a superintendent in the          easy but it brings tremendous satisfaction. That's how I
    construction business and than as a supervisor at Mellon      lived the last 26 and happiest years of my life.


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