June Resident of the Month
Heritage Hill Senior Community is pleased to announce that Emerson Musser has been named as Resident of the Month for June 2017.
Emerson was born on April 23, 1930 in Emmaus, PA. He served in the US Navy from 1948 until 1952, and is a veteran of the Korean War. After leaving the military, he went to work for Sun Oil Company. He was employed by Sun Oil a total of 37 years, 27 of those as a truck driver. During his time on the road, the company recognized him with multiple Safe Driver Awards. He was also an active member of his employee union, even serving one term as the organization’s President.
He married his wife, Joyce, in 1958, and they settled in Hometown, PA. where they lived until they moved to Heritage Hill in 2016. They have two daughters - JoAnn Santizo who now resides in Fairport, NY; and Linda Lakitsky, who resides in Cape May, NJ. They have four grandchildren, and one great grandson.
Emerson is a longstanding member of the Hometown Fire Company, which he joined in 1959. In those years, he served as President, Vice Chairman, and from 1991 until 2016 as the Financial Secretary. He was instrumental in coordinating the Sunday Breakfast Fund Raiser, which not only provided necessary funding for the organization, but also became a popular community gathering.
His tireless dedication to the community has earned him two prestigious awards. In 2008, Emerson received the President’s Call to Service Award for donating over 4,000 hours of volunteer service over his lifetime. In 2010, Emerson was again honored by the Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce with their Citizen of the Year Award.
Throughout his life, Emerson has been an ardent sports’ fan. He is a loyal supporter of Penn State Football and the Philadelphia Phillies. He, himself, enjoys golf, bowling, and hunting. His passion for the ocean, led him to his two favorite vacation spots. While raising his family, they vacationed each year in Stone Harbor, NJ; and once retired, he and his wife enjoyed their timeshare in Marco Island, FL
Resident Agnes Limberg recently celebrated her 95th Birthday surrounded by her family and 95 roses. Her celebration consisted of all her favorite people and a menu of her favorite foods. Crab cakes, cole slaw and apple pie. Heritage Hill was more than happy to help her family celebrate her milestone birthday with her.
We are proud to announce that Courtney Dornheim of White Haven, Pennsylvania has recently been crowned the 2015 Royal International Miss Keystone State Teen. She will be competing for the National Title in Orlando, Florida in July of 2015. Royal International Miss is an interview based scholarship pageant dedicated to helping empower women, young and old, and provide them with wonderful opportunities to grow and develop a positive self-image, as well as cultivate their talents and public speaking abilities.
Courtney is the granddaughter of Alfred DalFerro, a resident of Heritage Hill. Seen here is Al, Kim Dornheim; Courtney's mother, and Courtney.
Gen is 103!
Genevieve Sterlock, who has resided here since 2011, is celebrating her 103rd birthday in June. Born in Rome, New York on June 6, 1912, Genevieve moved to Jeansville in 1919, then to McAdoo in 1925.
She married Joseph Sterlock in 1935 and was married for 41 years until his death in 1977. Genevieve has a daughter, Eugenia . She also has a granddaughter, Renee and a great-granddaughter, Jenna, who is named after her. Genevieve enjoys reading, crossword puzzles, watching sports on TV and praying the daily rosary.
Interested persons can send greetings to Genevieve at 800 6th St. Weatherly, Pa. 18255.
Helen Savitsky, a resident representative of Heritage Hill, presents Jenna Bartel, a 2015 graduate of Weatherly Area High School with this year’s Heritage Hill Scholarship.
Miss Bartel will be attending the Indiana University of Pennsylvania to pursue a career as a Nurse Anesthetist.