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04/08/2020 - Edward Hirshman - Ski Roundtop - Passed Today

It is with great sadness that we are sharing the news in the passing of Edward F (Fast Eddie) Hirshman. Eddie passed away Tuesday afternoon with his wife and daughter by his side. Eddie was a great friend and mentor to many of us in his 52 years of membership in the National Ski Patrol, his nine years of working with the Wounded Warrior Patrol and his work with local veterans’ events. Many of us were ‘eddieized’ over the years as he helped shape the future of the NSP. Whether it was as an instructor, TE, IT, or an officer, he always had a sense of who to work with and develop.

 He worked tirelessly throughout his NSP career at the local patrol, Region, Division, and National level to develop patrollers, programs, and leaders. While he was on duty, the coffee pot was never empty. Due to the current corona virus situation, there will not be a public service. When we can all gather again as friends, we will announce a date and location where we can share our stories and remember Fast Eddie. Rest In Peace Eddie.

Here is the link for the obituary:  Click Here....

 Memorial contributions can be made to:

Eastern Division Memorial Scholarship Fund
Wounded Warrior Patrol 

Please note in Memory of Ed Hirshman and can be sent to:

Wounded Warrior Patrol
Bob Bernatos
2177 Merrimac Ave
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055-9303


Eastern Division Memorial Scholarship Fund

c/o Harriet L Frawley

Memorial Fund Advisor

70 Coventry Road

Newfoundland, NJ 07435

08-04-2019 - Dr. Walter Larkin - Spring Mt Ski Patrol - passed today at 1:45pm

Dr. Walter F. Larkin, 88, husband of Nancy J. (Lewis) Larkin, and longtime Collegeville dentist, died Sunday, August 4, 2019, at his Upper Salford home. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, August 17th, at St. James Episcopal Church. A Masonic service, military honors, and a reception will follow at 2:30 PM, Saturday, at the Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center, Ursinus College. Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Episcopal Church, 3768 Germantown Pike, Collegeville, PA 19426; or Abington-Jefferson Hospice, 2510 Maryland Rd., Willow Grove, PA 19090. Arrangements are by Holcombe Funeral Home, Inc., Trappe.

Walts service is 17 Aug at St James Episcopal church in Evansburg at 1 followed by a reception at Ursinus.


01-29-2018 - George Hannon

George Hannon passed late this afternoon.... More Info to follow,,,

He was a member of the Roundtop Ski Patrol

Funeral Home Info - Click Here...

11-25-2017 - Thomas B. Fenerty Jr.

Thomas B. Fenerty Jr. passed away suddenly on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. 
He was 41.
Member of Bear Creek Ski Patrol.

Born in Philadelphia, he was a resident of Hatboro for the past 10 years and was formerly of Bensalem. He graduated from Bishop Egan High School and Penn State University with a B.S. degree in Computer Sciences and Management.

He had been employed at Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation (NASC) for the past 20 years. He established the Information Technology Department and managed the implementation of the corporate computer network. In his most recent position he served as the Vice President of Business Development, where he established business markets for Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV) into agriculture, forestry and arctic research. He was heir apparent to lead NASC, a UAV manufacturer into a new emerging technology marketplace.

Although he seemed to be married to his career, his first and most enduring quality was as a father to his three children. He served them as a mentor, advisor, teacher, coach, disciplinarian and best friend.

When he wasn’t working or parenting, he was donating his weekend time as a volunteer ski patroller at Bear Creek Ski Patrol.

He will be sadly missed by his beloved parents, Thomas B. and Maryann, and his children, Kaley and Isabella and their mother, Katrina, as well Thomas B. Fenerty IV, Taylor and Cara MacEntee and their mother, Angeline. He was the dearest brother of Daniel Fenerty and Lisa Byrne (Michael), and is also survived by his nephew, Colin; his niece, Erin; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday, at St. Ephrem Church, 5400 Hulmeville Rd., Bensalem, PA 19020, followed by his funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Rite of Committal will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Bensalem.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, 160 E. Erie Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19134.

Tomlinson Funeral Home,
Bensalem, Pa.

11-01-2017 - Lauren Elizabeth Hartman

Lauren Elizabeth Hartman, 26, of Reading, Pennsylvania, passed away
November 1, 2017 in the care of Hershey Medical Center, surrounded by her family.

Member of Spring Mt Ski Patrol.

Born September 22, 1991, Lauren attended both the Reading Hospital School of Nursing and Drexel University, where she earned her RN and BSN, respectively. Lauren worked at the Reading Hospital, Haven Behavioral Health and most recently Grifols Plasma in Reading.

Lauren possessed an unparalleled sense of adventure and a craving for new experiences. Her innate desire to care for others was apparent through both her career as a nurse, and her love of animals. Her constant companion, Bella, is a registered therapy beagle. Bella would accompany Lauren to various hospitals and nursing homes. Lauren loved surfing, hiking, biking, skiing, horseback riding, rock climbing, kayaking, camping and was an avid skydiver.

Becoming a National Ski Patrol member in high school led to her decision to become an RN. She participated in numerous running and biking events, her favorite being Bethany Beach Tri-Du-Aquabike, benefitting First Responders. She was an active member of the Civil Air Patrol Squadron 811 since joining at age 12. Lauren participated in emergency services, cadet programs and aerospace, as well as her favorite, Hawk Mountain Ranger School, achieving the rank of 1st Lieutenant. She remained active as a senior staff member and medic at Hawk Mountain.

Energetic, persistent and determined, Lauren will be remembered by her contagious laugh and unrelenting courage.

She is survived by her parents, Michael and Deborah Hartman, of Sinking Spring; and her two sisters, Kelsey Hartman and Christen Haas (Hartman). She also leaves her maternal grandmother, Marian Ertel; aunts; uncles; and cousins. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Thomas Ertel; and paternal grandparents, Sterling and Mary Hartman.

Family, friends and others whose lives Lauren touched are invited to St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish, 2810 St. Albans Drive, Reading, PA 19608, on Wednesday, November 8. The viewing will be held from 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., with Mass following at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Gethsemane Cemetery for the immediate family only. Arrangements are under the direction of Kuhn Funeral Home, West Reading, Pennsylvania.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Humane Society of Reading or Civil Air Patrol Hawk Mt. Ranger School at

10-30-2017 Charles "Chuck" E. Lippincott "89"

Member of Camelback Ski Patrol
One of the founding Patrollers of Big Boulder Ski Patrol

This is Kim Connell Hale, Chuck Lippincott's granddaughter. Charles passed away with me next to him on Monday after having a taste of some single malt scotch and smoked salmon as he listened to the bag pipes, and some Mozart. We had a special relationship and he lived with his great-grand kids for the last 8 years and had even more magical times after his wife passed. Grandpa was tough as nails and I never met a man with more class, wit and pride. I have forever said that if I live half of the life that grandpa did, I will have lived a rich life.

Grandpa had always requested cremation and we are working on logistics for a memorial that celebrates his life.

Charlie Lippincott was a member of the National Ski Patrol for over 60 years. Joining just after World War II, he patrolled at Split Rock Lodge and then helped form the Big Boulder Ski Patrol. When his job took him to Boston, he spent several years patrolling at Gunstock, and then returned to Big Boulder in the mid-70s, staying for another 25 years. He finished his patrolling career at Camelback. He was a Senior Patroller and was awarded a Yellow Merit Star for his service.

Charlie was a chemist, and one day leaving work in New York City, he noticed the temperature and that the snowflakes were large. Arriving home in Clinton, NJ, he observed that although the temperature was the same, the flakes were smaller, and he theorized that it was caused by dirt in the air in the City. His inquisitiveness led to developing one of the early snow inducers – SuperSnow – which he and his friend and fellow patroller, Karl LaBarr, developed into a business that led them to visit ski areas around the world. SuperSnow was used at the 1998 Winter Olympics at Nagano, Japan.

Charlie was an accomplished musician, playing the upright base in symphony orchestras and delighting people with his bagpiping, including on snow. Charlie played the bagpipes with the Leatherneck Pipes & Drums, and one West Point appearance led to laughs. He had some SuperSnow residue in the trunk of his car, and the guards were worried about Anthrax, so Charlie tried to dispel their fears by putting some of the powder in his mouth. They laughed, but sent him to a local car wash to vacuum it out anyway.

He was enormously fond of his granddaughter, Kim Connell Hale, who joined him on the Big Boulder Ski Patrol, and her twin children, with whom he resided.