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Industry Veterans Gather  
for “Old Guard” Reunion  
he “Old Guard” reunion was years in business to get to know one Bartoe says “set the record” with 69  
another success in 2017, as a another on a personal level.  
group of retired and active glass He says the group is very well- ley Joehlin’s goal is to get the group  
industry veterans got together in Au- rounded in its interests, with hob- total to 1,000.  
years of service at 97 years old. Stan-  
T
gust for the annual gathering.  
bies ranging from fishing and wood  
working to bee keeping, motorcycle  
riding and more.  
This year’s number would’ve been  
At dinner, attendees performed  
their annual headcount of “total  
years served” and came up with  
more than 665, slightly down from  
Stanley and Sharon Joe-  
hlin welcomed a crowd of  
closer to that goal if not for  
the absence of Jerry and  
Barbara Heider, who were  
participating in the annual  
National American Legion  
Legacy Run, a cross-coun-  
try motorcycle ride that  
raises funds for post-sec-  
3
0—consisting of longtime  
members of the industry  
and their spouses—to their  
Toledo, Ohio, home on Au-  
gust 9. The group enjoyed  
an afternoon of snacks and  
conversation before head- Front Row: Roberta Bartoe, Susan Barry, Sharon Joehlin, ondary education for chil-  
ing to the nearby Belmont Francine Smith, Karen Faykosh, Geoff Weinstock, Dixie dren of veterans killed on  
Country Club for more so- Cocagne, Kathleen Shaughency  
cializing and dinner. Second Row: Nancy Brown, John Colapietro, Jerrie contributed $816 to the  
The gathering was the Wencl, Chuck Wencl, Janice Weinstock, Norm Nitschke, cause.  
active duty. The Old Guard  
fourth of its kind and has Stan Joehlin, Sandy Lingnell, Iwona Gorry, Henry Gorry  
The Old Guard also paid  
been an annual event since Back Row: Bob Brown, Gary Faykosh, Chris Barry, tribute to the late Russ  
the Joehlins, along with Bob Ren Bartoe, Joe Minor, Rick Wright, Stan Smith, Doug Ebeid, former Guardian  
and Nancy Brown, initiated Schilling, Bill Lingnell, Chuck Cocagne  
the get-together in 2014. Missing: Chuck Beatty  
It began as a small dinner  
Glass Group president.  
Henry Gorry, who worked  
with Ebeid for 32 years,  
but doubled in size in 2015 and has the more than 800 years last year shared a few stories and personal  
drawn strong attendance since, with and including Norm Nitschke, who comments in honor of him.  
participants coming from all over  
the country.  
All Are Welcome  
Ren Bartoe of Vesuvius, who has  
helped coordinate the event since  
its inception, says it continues to be  
a great opportunity for people who  
have known each other for many  
While the event consists primarily of retired industry veterans, the Old Guard  
welcomes anyone past or presently involved in the glass industry. The group  
will gather again August 1, 2018, in Toledo. Those interested may contact Stan  
Joehlin at swjoehlin@amplex.com, Bob Brown at bobrown38@embarqmail.com,  
or Ren Bartoe at Ren_Bartoe@yahoo.com to receive an invitation reminder. n  
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