Two Scarsdale residents are being honored at today's 30th Annual Westchester Senior Citizens Hall of Fame luncheon and induction ceremony.
Scarsdale's Carol Stix and Philip Feiner are part of a group 51 Westchester residents, ages 60 and older, being inducted into the Hall of Fame's Class of 2012 today. The event is being held from 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Tarrytown's Marriott Hotel.
“The Senior Citizens Hall of Fame has been a tradition in Westchester for three decades,” County Executive Robert P. Astorino said. “Our honorees are extraordinary. Individually and as a group, they strengthen our communities and are true role models for us all."
DSPS Commissioner Mae Carpenter said that the Senior Citizens Hall of Fame displays how much seniors contribute to the Westchester community and inpire others.
“They show that age is never a deterrent to being a vital member of our society,” Carpenter said. “In fact, it’s an advantage because of the life experiences they bring with them.”
Former Westchester County Executive Andrew P. O’Rourke started the Westchester Seniors Hall of Fame, according to Astorino's Office. Community members nominate seniors for the award and finalists are selected by a screening committee. The seniors inducted have their names engraved on a plaque, displayed in the DSPS office in Mount Vernon.
This year's group joins the more than 900 seniors have been inducted over the past 30 years, according to Astorino.
The following is the list of 2012 Hall of Fame Honorees provided by Astorino's Office:
Special Recognition Honoree: Carol H. Stix of Scarsdale, who has long been active in the Westchester community, had been a professor of sociology and political science at Pace University for 32 years. She is a former chair and long-time supporter of Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic, and currently serves on the Leadership Council and fund-raising committee of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Ms. Stix has also been a trustee of Barnard College, president of the Scarsdale Community Foundation, a director of Scarsdale National Bank and was twice-elected a trustee of the Village of Scarsdale. In addition, she has served as director of The Little School in Scarsdale, which provides affordable child care for working parents.
Top Honoree: WHITE PLAINS - Isabel E. Villar
Special Recognition Honorees:
- MOUNT VERNON - Marleen Dandridge
- PEEKSKILL – The Rev. Jeannette Phillips
- PURDYS – John Caralyus
- SCARSDALE - Carol Stix
- SOMERS – Barry Singer
Class of 2012
ARMONK: William Golub
BRIARCLIFF MANOR: Joseph Lalak
CHAPPAQUA: Dr. William Flank
CORTLANDT MANOR: Marie Turner
CROTON-ON-HUDSON: Laura Seitz, Carol Shanesy
DOBBS FERRY: Claire Stein
EASTCHESTER: Robert Moynihan
ELMSFORD: Elaine Dixon
HARTSDALE: David Doynow, Yvette Gralla
LARCHMONT: Lynn Reichgott
MAMARONECK: Charles Hessler, Shirley Jones
MOHEGAN LAKE: Ray Procious
MOUNT KISCO: Lenore Safian
MOUNT VERNON: Phyllis Rosen, Anne Sweazey, Edithia Tracey
NEW ROCHELLE: Maureen Lundahl, Dorothy Sunshine, Judith Weber
NORTH WHITE PLAINS: Lorraine Wuttke
PLEASANTVILLE: Lina Spedaliere
RYE: Nancy Haneman
RYE BROOK: Allene Berman, Rose Sciandra, Marcia Teschner
SCARSDALE: Philip Feiner
TARRYTOWN: Kitty Geissler
THORNWOOD: Lee Hart
WHITE PLAINS: Janice Beatty-Hudson, Ganel Gibbs, Dickie Kay, Carolyn Rogers, Marge Weaver
YONKERS: Claudia Brigman, Euphemia Brown, Jacqueline Campanile, Margaret Silby, Barbara Weinbaum; Joyce Wignal
YORKTOWN HEIGHTS: Salvatore Amuso, Robert Schavrien, Theresa Tinger