Employees and Board Members Honored for Years of Service at HNB

The Honesdale National Bank has had the great fortune of having loyal and long-tenured employees helping serve its customers and greater communities. The Bank is pleased to recognize 22 employees and four board members who celebrated milestones of service in 2022.

Thomas E. Sheridan, HNB President & CEO, offered, “It is with great honor that we recognize those who make our organization one that cares and supports our local community. Each role plays a huge part in upholding for our mission to make strides in service for our customers each and every day.” 

5 Years of Service

Those recognized for 5 years of service are Sarah Gardner, Mortgage Advisor, HNB Mortgage; Paul Kuhn, Trust Clerk, Corporate Center; Nancy Mazzillo, Clerk, HNB Mortgage; Elizabeth Nagy, VP, Director of Sales , Marketing and Digital Banking, Corporate Center; Teresa Popko, Teller/CSR, Eynon Office; Cassandra Saul, Assistant Branch Manager, Forest City Office; Kelly Shuman, Teller/CSR Float, Lake Wallenpaupack Office; Stacey Theobald, Head Teller/CSR, Main Street Office; Jill Usefara, Loan Closing Coordinator, HNB Mortgage; Virginia Weidow, Mortgage Loan Processor, HNB Mortgage; Alissa Weiss, Cash Management Officer, Corporate Center.

10 Years of Service

Recognized for 10 years of service are Jody Evanitsky, Loan Operations Representative II, Corporate Center; Judy Flaherty, AVP Loan Closing Manager, HNB Mortgage; Alli Walczyk, Head Teller/CSR, Route 6 Office.

15 years of Service

Recognized for 15 years of service are Kevin Colgan, Fraud and Security Officer, Corporate Center; Lucy Palko, Head Teller, Hamlin Office; Rich Simmers, VP, Residential Mortgage Manager, HNB Mortgage.

20 Years of Service

Recognized for 20 years of service are Jerry Eck, Courier, Corporate Center; Lisa Hendrickson, Deposit/Loan Operations Representative, Corporate Center; Chuck Jurgensen, Board Member; Kurt Propst, Board Member; Donna Rinehimer, AVP, Underwriting Manager, HNB Mortgage.

30 Years of Service

HNB extends its appreciation to all its employees for their dedication to supporting its customers and local community!

Recognized for 30 years of service, Vicky Bryant, VP, Data Processing Manager, Corporate Center; Roger Dirlam, Board Member; Paul Meagher, Board Member; Linda Miller, AVP, Collections Officer, Corporate Center.

Gil Honored by Triple-A East for Week of July 19-25

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders pitcher Luis Gil has bee tabbed as Triple-A East’s Pitcher-of-the-Week for July 19-25. On July 21, Gil combined with Reggie McClain and Stephen Ridings to throw a no-hitter against the Rochester Red Wings; the franchise’s first no-hitter since September 2006.

Gil, 23, pitched six no-hit frames in his lone start of the week, walking two and striking out nine. This season, the Azua, Dominican Republic native has gone 3-0 with a 4.03 earned run average for the RailRiders in seven games, all starts. Prior to joining Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Gil was 1-1 with a 264 ERA for the Somerset Patriots in Double-A.

Gil joins pitcher Deivi Garcia and Chris Gittens as a weekly league award honoree. Garcia was the Pitcher-of-the-Week for May 10-16 while Gittens was the Player-of-the-Week for June 21-27.

Gil, McClain and Ridings no-hit effort against the Red Wings was the first for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre since Jeremy Cummings on September 3, 2006 at Rochester.
The RailRiders begins a road series against the Syracuse Mets on July 27 and returns to PNC Field on August 3 for 12 games over 13 days with Worcester and Lehigh Valley coming to town.  Single-game tickets for the upcoming homestand, as well as each home game for the remainder of the season, are available now online at swbrailriders.com.

Gittens Honored by Triple-A East for Week of June 21-27

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders first baseman Chris Gittens has been selected as Triple-A East’s Player-of-the-Week for June 21-27. He lead all qualified players with a .526 average and 11 runs batted in during the week, but it was his performance on June 27 that truly secured the award.

After being optioned by the Yankees on June 20, Gittens rejoined the lineup on June 24 with a four hit game, helping the RailRiders top the Lehigh Valley IronPigs 10-2. He followed that with a 1-for-3 night on June 25 and went 1-3 with a home run and two runs batted in on June 26 in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s 10-4 in over Lehigh Valley.

On Sunday, Gittens went 4-for-6 with two home runs and eight runs batted in. In the top of the third, Gittens followed Hoy Park’s solo home run with one of his own. The RailRiders sent 13 batters to the plate in the inning and had Gittens up for a second time in the third, but this time with the bases loaded. Gittens hit a 1-1 offering over the high wall in right for a grand slam. He added a two-run double in the sixth and a RBI single in the eighth to cap his day in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s 19-1 victory. His RBI total was one short of matching the franchise’s record for runs batted in during a game.

For the week, Gittens was 10-for-19 with three walks, two doubles, three home runs and 11 runs batted in. The numbers raise his season totals to a .347 batting average with seven home runs, 22 runs batted in and a .510 on-base percentage.

Gittens joins Deivi Garcia as a RailRiders weekly award honoree. Garcia was the Pitcher-of-the-Week for May 10-16.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre begins a road series in Worcester on June 29 and returns to PNC Field for a seven-game, six-day set against the Syracuse Mets on July 6. Single-game tickets for the upcoming homestand, as well as each home game for the remainder of the season, are available now online at swbrailriders.com.

Tobyhanna Army Depot’s AUSA Chapter Honored by the 109th Infantry Regiment Association

Maj. (ret) Mike Jones (left), president of 109th Infantry Regiment Association, presents Sgt. Maj. (ret) Kelvin Spencer, president of Tobyhanna Army Depot’s AUSA chapter, with a plaque of the 109th Infantry Regimental Colors.

The plaque represents the association’s recognition of the chapter’s support to the Soldiers and families of the 109th Infantry Regiment throughout the greater Scranton area. The event took place on April 12 at Tobyhanna Army Depot. The Association is based in Scranton.

“Tobyhanna’s AUSA chapter has been a valuable partner with the 109th Infantry Regiment Association, which provides support directly to our Gold Star Families, our Wounded Warriors, [and] members and Veterans of the 109th Infantry Battalion,” said Jones.

The 109th Infantry Regiment Association’s primary focus is to provide educational assistance in the form of a Legacy Scholarship Program awarded to the children of the 109th Infantry Regiment Gold Star Families.

The organization also supports wounded veterans through the Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors Program and support to Camp Freedom. Camp Freedom is a year-round adventure camp for individuals with disabilities, including veterans and first responders, their families, and Gold Star families, which provides quality hunting, shooting sports, fishing, camping, hiking, biking and other year round outdoor activities.