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This page is dedicated to all deceased Officers, BOD Members, and Individuals who had a vision to organize the Pennsylvania State Society. As well as recognizing all who currently continue to pursue that vision to make the Pennsylvania State Society what it is today.


Arlene DeCarli, MT2019
John Rudnick, MT2018
Constance (Connie) Jones, RMA2016
Gwendolyn (Gwen) Thompson, MT2015
Raymond (Ray) Wasilewski, MT 2012
Albert (Bill) Chabricky, MT2009
William (Bill) Hartle, MT2002
Milton Nylund, MT1995
Richard (Dick) Coleman, MT1995
Anthony (Tony) Cebulskie, MT1979
Joseph (Joe) Nicoletti, MT1979

​​“The Dash”

​I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend.  He referred to the dates on the tombstone from the beginning…      to the end.

He noted that first came the date of birth and spoke the following date with tears, but he said: “what mattered most of all was the dash between those years”.

For that dash represents all the time that she spent alive on earth.  And now only those who love her know,

what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own, the cars…the house…the cash.

What matters is how we live and love and how we spend our dash.

So, think about this long and hard.  Are there things you’d like to change?

For you never know how much time is left that can still be rearranged.

If we could just slow down enough to consider what’s true and real, and always try to understand the way other people feel. 

And be less quick to anger and show appreciation more and love the people in our lives like we’ve never loved before. 

If we treat each other with respect and more often wear a smile, remembering that this special dash might only last a little while.

​So, when your eulogy is being read, with your life’s actions to rehash...would you be proud of the things they say about how you spent YOUR dash!