WELCOME TO OUR NEW WEBSITE
We have redesigned and revamped our website. Our alumni website committee now has direct access to make changes and updates so we will be updating this site more frequently and in a more timely manner. You can also sign up as a member, and this will enable you to contact other alumni and be contacted if you so choose. We hope you will like this new website and we welcome comments.
Anyone wishing to have there picture on their member profile please email your picture to John Eckert
Still With Us
In the last issue of Colhums 2 Alumni were mistakenly taken as deceased. Pete Ashton '64 and Kate Ashton-Muller '56 are in fact very much with us. Please be careful when filling out CHSAA Memorial Scholarship Fund Form as we do not wish to lose any members prematurely.
<!-- Joan L. Belczyk -->Joan L. Belczyk, age 78 Joan L. Belczyk, age 78, passed away on April 6th, 2013 in North Port, FL after a long illness (Bulbar Palsy/ ALS).She was born in 1934, her parents were Thomas Y. Lennox and her mother, Anna Lennox (Murtaugh). Joan grew up in Collingdale, PA. She graduated from Collingdale High School in 1953. She attended West Chester University graduating in 1957. Joan worked as a teacher and substitute teacher for many years. She worked as a field hockey and basketball coach.She was a PIAA field hockey official for 32 years, basketball official for 17 years and lacrosse official for 8 years, retiring at age 65. Joan enjoyed knitting, playing bridge, gardening, baking, pickling, making jelly and spending time with family, friends and grandchildren. Joan was preceded in death by her brother, Thomas Lennox Jr. and her son, LTCMDR Karl S. Belczyk Survivors: Her loving spouse of 54 years Albin, of North Port, FL; her daughters, Diane Feinberg of Broomall, PA and Joyce Greiner (Tom) of Folcroft, PA.; Grandchildren, Rebecca, Samantha, Dena, Karly and Ron. Also survived by siblings; Carol Baron (Ed), Steve Lennox (Elaine) and Kenneth Lennox (Althea) and many nieces and nephews.Service: Private In lieu of flowers: the family requests memorial donations be made in the name of Joan Belczyk to the ALS Association or the Juvenile Diabetes Association.
Florence A. Thornton
<!-- Florence A. Thornton -->Florence "Floss" A. Thornton, 48, Florence "Floss" A. Thornton, 48, of Lantana, FL formerly of Woodlyn, PA died on February 19, 2013 at Hospice of Palm Beach County, JFK Medical Center.Born and raised in Collingdale, PA, she resided the past 6 years in Lantana, FL, previously residing in Woodlyn and Philadelphia, PA. Floss was currently employed by the Broward College. She graduated in 1982 from Collingdale High School where she was elected (last reigning) May Queen in 1981. She received her BA and Master of Arts degree in Communications from West Chester University.Floss enjoyed concerts, traveling and going on cruises with her family. She is preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Patricia Murray Johnston and 2 brothers, Paul and Joe. Survivors: husband of 28 years, John Thornton, children, Lauryn, Courtney, Candyce, Tim and Cliff Lee Thornton, 8 siblings, Charlie (Joanne) Johnston, Kathleen (Joy) Johnston, Pat (Jim) Gregg, Jim (Kelly) Johnston, Anne (Jim) Gattone, Maureen (Rick) Johnston, Michael (Val) Johnston, and Eileen (Jeff) Pothier, several aunts and many nieces and nephews.Service: Friday, 11:00AM, at the Pagano Funeral Home, 3711 Foulk Rd., Garnet Valley, PA. Visitation: Friday, 9-11:00AM, at the Pagano Funeral Home, 3711 Foulk Rd., Garnet Valley, PA. Interment: SS Peter and Paul Cemetery, Springfield, PA. Contributions: Family request Contributions in her memory to the LMSarcoma Direct Research Foundation, LMSDR (Johnston-Thornton Fund), P.O. Box 52697, Tulsa, OK 74152, or online at www.lmsdr.org/fjohnston-thornton.php.
Congratulations to the 2012 Scholarship Winners
Congratulations to Tiara Rodia, Kelliann Gallagher, Gina Humphries, Erica Dean, and Mark Doe for winning our Alumni Association Scholarships for 2012 Click here to see these and past scholarship winners.
Calling all alums: We need YOU!!!
Attendance at our monthly meetings has been dwindling to the low teens. Our active members are the lifeblood of our organization, and our meeting attendance is one measure of our activity. Our president, Tom Morse, will be making reminder calls to our board members when meeting time comes around. We encourage all alums, especially those from the 1960s and 1970s, to start coming out. The 1960s and 1970s grads, for the most part, have raised their kids, and some are nearing retirement. We could use your help and input. Come meet our board, lend a hand, or just make a suggestion. You may run into someone you haven't seen for a while.
The next Alumni Association meeting is on Tuesday, April 16th at 7:30 p.m. at the Collingdale Community Center.