Sigma Chi - Gettysburg College

Fall 2020 Newsletter

Theta Chapter of Sigma Chi at Gettysburg College

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The BATTLEFIELD SIG theta Chapter of Sigma Chi Fraternity at Gettysburg college Sigma Chi, Gettysburg College P.O. Box 442100 Lawrence, KS 66044-2100 Address Service Requested Y our contribution will directly support the House Corporation's efforts to fund scholarships, travel stipends, workshop expenses, and housing improvements for the undergraduate chapter. Leave your lasting mark today! Bricks can be engraved with up to three lines of text with a total of 15 characters per line which includes spaces. All engravings are subject to approval by the House Corporation Board. Bricks are currently priced at $150 until the end of 2020. Payments may be made via online at or via check payable to: Theta Chapter House Corp. 2106 Poplar St 19130 Philadelphia, PA For any questions, please contact Alec Cottone '17 at or Sam Blum '15 at CHAPTER ETERNAL John J. Inch Jr. '48 entered Chapter Eternal on June 25, 2019. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia, and his sons, Christopher and Wallace. He is survived by his daughter, Deborah, and son-in-law, Bob Foehring; daughter-in-law, Martha; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. John flew several missions over Germany during World War II. When his plane was shot down he became a POW; severely wounded, he was not expected to live through the night, but his determination, grit, and sense of humor saw him through. He was awarded several medals, including the Purple Heart and the Air Medal with Bronze Cluster. He earned his degree from Gettysburg College after the war and worked for Insurance Company of North America (now CIGNA) as an insurance executive in special risks management for 35 years. In retirement, he enjoyed gardening, computing, and daily swimming. As a disabled American veteran, he also served as an associate chaplain for the Disabled American Veterans in Philadelphia. Charles D. "Chuck" Thomas '53 of Newark, Del., entered Chapter Eternal on February 9, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Marie; his four children and four stepchildren; 12 grandchildren; three great- grandchildren; and his sister. Charles was drafted into the United States Airforce Medical Service (flight surgeon) as a captain and was stationed in Amarillo, Texas. After his military service, he moved to Delaware and completed his residency at the former Delaware Hospital in 1961-63. He had his own private practice in Newark, specializing in pediatrics. After retiring, Charles worked part time in medical clinics. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, working on cars, home improvement projects, and traveling with wife and friends. Dr. George C. Newman II '65 entered Chapter Eternal on July 21, 2019. After graduating from Gettysburg College, George completed his Ph.D. in experimental pathology and an M.D. at SUNY Buffalo. He then completed his residency at the University of Virginia where he earned the School of Medicine James E. Kindred Teaching Award. He was the founding partner of The Newman Group in Hagerstown, where he practiced medicine for 43 years. Additionally, he volunteered at the Community Free Clinic for 18 years where he was a member of the board for 10 years. He is missed by his patients, friends, family, and Sigma Chi brothers. ALUMNI NEWS David C. Mattheiss '60 and his wife, Catherine, celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary in February 2020. They have been blessed with three children and their spouses, as well as eight grandchildren, two of whom are married and have made their lives even happier with two great-grandchildren. David and Catherine live in Irvine, Calif., and he retired in 1999 as a sales manager for Liberty Mutual. Email: Carl G. "Pete" Yingling '62 retired in 2000 and lives in Gettysburg with his wife, Nancy. Their three children and eight grandchildren also live in Gettysburg. Both of their sons are Sigma Chi alumni of West Virginia University. Pete still drives part time for Gettysburg College, taking people to airports, sporting events, and field trips. His favorite spare time activities are hunting, golf, fishing, and following the Philadelphia Eagles. "Life is good." Email: Gary M. Bootay '63 and his wife, Edie, live in Hummelstown, Pa. They have two daughters and two sons, as well as five grandchildren. He retired in July 2003 as an IT specialist and database administrator for the U.S. Navy and Department of Defense. Email: bgootay@ Ron Bailey '67 retired from practicing dentistry in 2017. He and his wife, Nancy, live in Connecticut where they play golf, garden, and exercise. Their grandson plays AAU basketball for the Riverside Hawks and their granddaughter competes in equestrian events. During the winters, Ron and Nancy spend three months in Sarasota, Fla., and enjoy spending time on the beach with friends. Ron loves seeing Rich Renza '67 in Florida or at Penn State games. Email: John C. Eiche Jr. '78 has been married to his wife, Barbara, for 40 years! They live in Marlton, N.J., and they have three children and five grandchildren. John is active in his parish and the Knights of Columbus. He's employed by MaGrann Insulation as an estimator. Alumni Update SIGMA CHI BRICK PAVERS SUPPORT THETA CHAPTER HOUSE CORPORATION

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