Aston Commissioners, during the Sept. 21 meeting, named the Aston Police Department as 2016 Citizens of the Year. Commissioners President Jim Stigale read a proclamation praising Chief Dan Ruggieri and members of the police department for their professionalism and dedication to the township.
“The Aston Township Police Department provides excellent, professional service each and every day along with great concern for the safety and well-being of the Aston Township Community,” Stigale said. “Our dedicated police officers respond to emergencies, which often are of a life-threatening nature. Their ability to evaluate the situation quickly with regard and respect for all involved is always practiced. The dangers they encounter can change in a matter of seconds. Read more
by Loretta Rodgers
Aston Commissioners, during the September 16 meeting of the board, announced that longtime resident and coach Fran Miles has been named 2015 Township Citizen of the Year.
Miles will participate in the Community Day Parade on Oct. 3 and be honored during a special ceremony.
“I am very honored to have been chosen citizen of the year,” Miles said. “I am truly humbled by this recognition and I thank the people who nominated me.”
By Loretta Rodgers
The Aston Board of Commissioners, during the September 17 meeting, named Eric DeLellis as the 2014 Aston Township Citizen of the Year.
DeLellis is a 1985 graduate of Sun Valley High School and and received a bachelors degree in environmental engineering in 1993 graduate from Lock Haven University.
A resident of the township since 2003, DeLellis currently serves as vice chairman of the township’s zoning hearing board,and is a member of the Veteran’s Memorial Garden committee.
DeLellis also volunteers his time as vice president of the Sun Valley High School Hockey Club.
A Captain in the Army Reserves, DeLellis was deployed to Iraq where he served from 2003-2004 in Baghdad. He was again deployed in 2009 as a major and served in Kuwait and Afghanistan.
In January of 2014 he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel. Married to Teri, DeLellis is the father of three children: Eric, Jr., Bailey and Madison.
Members of the board of commissioners, at the conclusion of the meeting, took turns congratulating DeLellis on his selection as Citizen of the Year. He will be honored at Aston Township Community Day, which will take place October 4.
Third Ward Commissioner Joseph P. Possenti Jr. proudly read a proclamation honoring Jones for his outstanding service to the township and surrounding community.
“This gentleman has always given his time and service to our community and we are proud that he chose Aston Township to reside and raise his wonderful family,” said Possenti. “This is an honor for you Ron, and a well-deserved honor. We appreciate all you have done.” Read more