From Wendy McCann

Dear Geneva,

Wishing you a birthday filled with happy memories and fun surprises. May God continue to bless you and keep you in his loving hands.

All my best,
Wendy McCann

Wishing you the happiest of birthdays Geneva! (from Ron Geuther)

July 2008 Visit

Hi Geneva:

So happy to be able to post this message in celebration of your 80th (WOW!) birthday.

So many memories from the years I have known you:
* Singing together in the choir at First Baptist Church in Troy, NY
* Serving with you on several chruch committees/Boards
* Singing together in Troy Musical Arts
* Trips to various concerts in the Captial District such as SPAC
* Five trips to visit you in your new home in Annapolis
* Traveling on those visits to five concerts by the Baltimore Symphony (featuring your “favorite” concert master) to hear such works as Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Tchaikovsky concertos, Mozart concertos,and Cirque de Symphonie
* Our adventurous return trips from those concerts (such as almost ending up in Washington DC)
* Boat rides on the Bay
* My first sampling of crab cakes

In closing I wish you a very happy 80th. I have enjoyed knowing you and our “adventures” together so much.

All my best to a great lady and friend,


From Ruth and Matt Sweet

Hi Geneva,
Happy 80th Birthday. What a great milestone for you.
What great memories we have from working at the old TPL.
My best memories of there always include you.
Have a great celebration.

Ruth and Matt Sweet

From Nancy Snyder

Happy 80th Birthday, Geneva!

Do you remember when you and Jinny first greeted me in church? I do because afterward I was always searching for “Jinny and Geneva”. I was so lucky to find you in our circle. I remember a light going on and asking “Are you two the Jinny and Geneva who greeted me one of my first Sundays at First Presbyterian?”
I am SO glad to have you in my life. I enjoy every peaceful moment I spend in your presence. Like you I look forward to many more good times together as I truly cherish your friendship.

Love and best wishes for a happy, healthy year,

From Elizabeth Covell

Dear Geneva,

I was so glad to hear that you are celebrating your 80th birthday. Can’t believe it! So many years have passed since the party at your home on New Years — that was such a special gathering, and many others we enjoyed together while you and your family lived in Warwick. My thoughts go back to Eva, too.

I’m sure you are enjoying your family — what a blessing they are! We have our compound here, except for David who lives 2 hours away. It’s been five years since Bishop passed away. I sure do wish he could enjoy our 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. But I am SO blessed — the boys and Jean are so good to me.

I sincerely hope that you have a great day and many more.

Much love,

From Carol and Charlie Reppard

Happy 80th birthday to my “Josh” loving friend. I think back often on the good times we had, both at work and with Josh. Who else would sit in a metal building during a thunderstorm to listen to him?! I hope your day is a gorgeous one full of great memories and friends and lots of cake. It is a milestone to be celebrated in a grand manner. Charlie and I will keep you in our prayers always. PS: Remember to pat the “bear” for me.

Love always,
Carol and Charlie

From Nancy Lear

Congratulations on being a wonderful, youthful, caring and giving 80 year old. I honestly would have guessed you to be in your early 70′s. Though I’ve only known you a few years, our time together has been very enjoyable, and I send many thanks for all the rides you’ve given to me and for the many things you do for First Pres.

With love,
Nancy L.

From Jinny Corneliussen

Dear Geneva,

Happy 80th birthday to a very special lady!

Five years ago we did not know each other. You had come from Troy N.Y. (and (Maine) and I had come from California. Our daughters, independent of each other, had chosen First Presbyterian Church for us. And there we met, and there began our wonderful friendship.

You soon became an indispensable part of the library committee, and began helping out in the office, then you became leader of Circle 2, and we all love your efficient leadership.

You have endeared yourself to everyone who knows you. You are always doing helpful things for others — in spite of your own problems (one would never know you had any !!!), and how I appreciate all you have done for me — all those rides, your true friendship, and your patient understanding always.

So on you 80th, I’m wishing for you all the joy you can hold — today and in the years to come!

With much love,

From Pauline Petterson

Dear Geneva,

The “grapevine” tells me you are celebrating your 80th birthday. My 80th was a few years ago.

I have lots of fond memories of you and Ivan — a New Year’s Eve party at your home when the electricity went off. Many fun choir weekends at Balch Lake, sleeping (or not) on the porch, making ice cream, and the year Ivan had a PAPER bathing suit. We all sat breathlessly waiting for him to come out of the water!

I am still involved at Warwick Central and we are experiencing declining attendance as are most churches it seems. But we have a great pastor and the choir is still strong.

Dwight passed away in 2000, as you may know, but I’m still in the same house.

I’m sure you have stayed busy these past few years — it surely is the best way.

Sending you my very best wishes.


From Connie and Bob Warren

Dear Geneva,
We were so pleased to hear of the celebration of eighty years of your life’s investment. It doesn’t seem possible that it’s been some thirty years since we were fortunate to have shared some brief years in that investment with you and Ivan. You have to be pleased and fulfilled to reflect on your many and rewarding years. The McGlauflins have touched, positively, so many folks. We wish you many more years of investment and reward.
Connie and Bob Warren

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