Below you will find a variety of news items for the Northampton Survival Center.
In Memoriam – Joseph W. Kielec
HADLEY – Joseph Walter Kielec was born Oct. 7, 1918, to Josef Kielec of Padew, Galicia, Austrian Poland, and Rozalia (Chrusciel) Kielec of Grochowe, Galicia, Austrian Poland, on the family farm on North Maple Street in Hadley. Joseph graduated from Hopkins Academy in Hadley in 1937 where he was President of the Senior Class.
A child of the depression raised on the family farm in Hadley, Joseph learned at an early age to respect honest hard work and taught by example that "any task worth doing was worth doing well" a habit that he passed on to his family.Read More
In Memoriam – Ruth Pardoe
HUNTINGTON – Ruth Wood Pardoe died Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at Joy Hill, her home in Huntington, with her family by her side.
Ruth Wood was born July 31, 1924, in West Springfield, the eldest of five sisters, to Berton Wood and Helen Bessie Moore Wood. She graduated from West Springfield High School in 1942 and went on to attend Smith College, graduating with a bachelors degree in American Studies in 1946. She later earned an masters degree in History from Ohio State University, and certification as a school librarian from C.W. Post College of Long Island.Read More
In Memoriam – William Mackey
NORTHAMPTON – William R. Mackey, 69, of Northampton, passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at home, with his loving family by his side. He was born May 31, 1947, in Holyoke to the late Arthur and Shirley (Morton) Mackey. He was a graduate of Northampton High School and served in the United States Army. When he returned home, he became an arborist at Cotton Tree Service and Asplundh. He later went to work at the Coca Cola Company for over 25 years as a filler operator.Read More
Post Office Food Drive! Saturday, May 13th
The Post Office Food Drive (POFD) is an annual event held on the second Saturday in May that the National Association of Letter Carriers organizes across the country. The Northampton Survival Center is the grateful recipient of the food collected in Northampton, Florence, and Leeds. If you are interested in volunteering, it is a fun event for families or groups of friends. In 2016, the NSC received just over 26,000 pounds of food.Read More