Frank H. Duke
“Prospect Park Class of 1949”
A 1949 graduate of Prospect Park High School, Frank Duke’s professional career reflects a number of aerial accomplishments beginning in the early 1950’s through and including the 1980’s. Upon receiving his Navy Wings, he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant and joined Marine Corps Flights Squadron 114 as a jet fighter pilot at the age of 21. In his civilian life, Mr. Duke received a degree in engineering and worked at Boeing for more than 30 years, during which he earned many distinctions, including appearing on the cover of “Aviation Week and Space Technology” three times as the pilot in command of three different aircraft.
Captain David J. Mercer
“Interboro Class of 1974”
A 1974 graduate of Interboro High School and a 1978 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Rear Admiral David J. Mercer is honored in recognition of a 37 year career in the US Navy. As the Commander of Carrier Air Wing Eight aboard USS Enterprise in 2001, then Captain Mercer led the first of numerous air strikes in Afghanistan following the terrorist attacks of 9-11. For his leadership in combat and his innovative approach to the unique challenges in that theater of operations, he was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal with combat “V” for valor. Rear Admiral Mercer completed his US Navy career with 1,340 carrier arrested landings and over 4,500 flight hours in the A-6 Intruder, F-18 Hornet, and the F-14 Tomcat.
Agnes L. Stegmuller
“Glen-Nor Class of 1941”
A 1941 graduate of Glen-Nor High School, Agnes L. Stegmuller is one of Delaware County’s most honored athletes, coaches, and athletic officials. An outstanding four- sport athlete at Glen-Nor, Ms. Stegmuller went on to Temple University where she earned All American honors in two sports (Field Hockey and Softball), won a collegiate championship in badminton, and played on a basketball team that was undefeated for three years. In her professional life, Ms. Stegmuller taught physical education for over forty years at Bartram High School and earned national and international distinction as both a player and referee.
Albert F. Chelius
In his thirty-seven year career as a teacher and administrator, Mr. Al Chelius touched countless lives of both students and colleagues. A past recipient of the Kiwanis Club Outstanding Teacher Recognition Award, Mr. Chelius was a model of patience and caring, and his positive outlook provided inspiration for all who walked the halls of Interboro High School.
Roy E. Russell
A life-long resident of Norwood, Roy E. Russell, Glen-Nor Class of 1946, has spent his entire life in service to others. A model and pillar of community life and spirit, he has served on both the Norwood and Interboro School Boards, Borough Council, the Norwood 4th of July Association, the Glen-Nor Reunion Committee, and has participated in a host of other civic efforts. In his professional career, Mr. Russell, a graduate of Pennsylvania Military College (now Widener University), worked for over forty years as a Systems Analyst at PECO.