Springfield Senior High School
Class of 1975 - 45th Reunion
In Memoriam

This page is dedicated to our classmates that have passed away.  We remember them fondly, especially now as we anticipate our 40th reunion! Rest In Peace dear friends.


  • Marianne Alker

  • Danny Applegate

  • Robin Baltzer Milone

  • John Bloodwell

  • Yvonne Ciarlo Selke 

  • Christine Desiderio

  • Debbie Dunn

  • Kathy Emerick Crane

  • Diane Ferrell

  • Carol Gordon

  • Cheryl Gilligan

  • Tom Henderson

  • Robert Hogan

  • Kathy Hunt Alibrandi

  • Jeffrey Isaacson

  • Myron Lockley

  • Samuel C. "Sam" Messina
  • Steve Santoro

  • Ray Staccardo

  • Cheryl Young 




If you know of anyone else, please contact us so they can be added. 



Samuel C. Messina

Samuel C. Messina, Sr. (April 23, 1957 - May 28, 2011 )

Samuel C. “Sam” Messina, Sr., age 54 of Millsboro, DE formerly of Aston, PA passed away on Saturday, May 28, 2011 at his home.

Mr. Messina was born in Philadelphia, PA on April 23, 1957 son of the late John L. and Teresa R. (DiLullo) Messina. He was an insurance agent with Prudential Life Insurance Company before his disability in 1997.

Sam was a member of County Corvette Association in Media, PA, served as a commissioner of baseball in Aston, PA, helped coach Little League, a social member of American Legion Post #28 in Millsboro, DE and served on the board at the Pines in Long Neck, DE. He was also an avid sports fan of all Philadelphia teams and enjoyed cooking, reading and bird watching. Sammy however, will always be remembered as a man deeply devoted to his family and who truly loved life and wanted to make everyone happy.

He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Lisa C. (Wilson) Messina; a son, Sammy Messina, Jr. of Millsboro, DE; a mother, Corrine Messina of Springfield, PA; a brother, John (Suzy) Messina of Glen Mills, PA; two sisters, Lucille (Benjamin) Cataleno of West Grove, PA and Angie (Joe) Poiesz of Springfield, PA; two nieces, Rachel and Sarah Messina both of Glen Mills, PA; two nephews, Dennis (Heather) Poiesz of Clifton Heights, PA and Andrew Poiesz of Springfield, PA.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at the Long Neck Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, 32013 Long Neck Rd., Millsboro, DE 19966, where friends and family may call after 12 noon. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Sam’s name to: A Hero’s Welcome, c/o Maria Highland, 3037 Burton Drive, Gilbertsville, PA 19525. Please visit the website at www.AHeros-Welcome.org


Robin A. Baltzer Milone

Doyle-Stonelake Funeral Home

Robin A. Milone (nee Baltzer) 
(Died November 9, 2014)

Age 57, of Morton, PA. Robin lived in Morton for the last 20 years. She was a graduate of Springfield High School, Class of 1975 and received an Associate Degree from Delaware County Community College. She was employed at the Clover store from 1976 until 1984 and DLL Financial Services in Wayne, PA from 1985 to the present. Robin was predeceased by her parents Jack M. and Rosemarie (nee Martin) Baltzer. She is survived by her husband David M. Milone and her two sons, Alexander and Nicholas Milone, her sister Susan Zweig and her sister-in-law Melodi (the late Jack) Baltzer. Memorial Service Saturday, November 15th at 10am, First Presbyterian Church, Summit and Cascade Roads, Springfield, PA. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, donations to Philabundance, 3616 S. Galloway St., Philadelphia, PA 19148, in Robin's name are greatly appreciated. 




Emily Elizabeth Selke

October 26, 1992 - March 24, 2015

Beloved daughter of Yvonne and Raymond Selke, loving sister to Trevor Selke. Emily was born at Fort Belvoir, VA and was a life-long resident of Nokesville, VA. She attended Brentsville High School, and Woodbridge High School Center for the Fine and Performing Arts, where she was a member of the Choir, Choir Counsel, Physics Club, Beta Club, and National Honor Society. She was also a Student Ambassador to Australia, Choir Section Leader, Senior Class Vice President, and Girl Scout Member for Life. She graduated Woodbridge Senior High School with high honors in 2010, then attended Drexel University, where she majored in Music Industry and minored in Business Administration. She was a member of the ZETA Chapter of the Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service Sorority which honored her with its Cornerstone Award. Emily graduated from Drexel University Magnum Cum Laude in 2013. She spent the following year working in support of various Music and Arts endeavors, including the Pittsburgh and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, and the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA. She worked for Carr Workplaces as a Client Service Associate from January 2014 until her untimely death on a vacation to Europe with her mother. She will be deeply missed by all those touched by her kind, loving spirit and infectious good humor. A Memorial Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 12975 Purcell Road, Manassas, Virginia at 11 a.m. on April 22, 2015. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St Jude Children's Hospital (web page): http://www.stjude.org

Yvonne Marie Ciarlo Selke
February 12, 1957 - March 24, 2015  

Beloved daughter, wife, mother, friend, colleague, mentor, and unstinting volunteer. Yvonne was a Pennsylvania native and grew-up in Springfield Township where she was a graduate of Springfield High School. She was a 1979 graduate of Gannon University, from which she obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. While at Gannon, she enrolled in ROTC, was a George C. Marshall Award recipient, and was subsequently commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. She served her country in a number of increasingly important positions, both here and abroad, attaining the rank of Major before opting for an early retirement to raise a family in 1992. Her military decorations included the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, and Armed Forces Reserve Medal. After military service, Yvonne joined Booz-Allen and Hamilton as a consultant, and worked at the National Geospatial-intelligence Agency up until her untimely demise while on vacation with her daughter in Europe. She is survived by her mother Julia of Springfield, PA; husband Raymond, of Nokesville, VA; son Trevor of Richmond, VA; brother Felix of Fairfax Station, VA, and brother Jeffrey of Springfield, PA. She was predeceased by another brother, Montie, who had resided in Cranston, RI, as well as her father Felix Ciarlo Sr. and step-father James Kilgallen, both of Springfield, PA. Yvonne's unwavering love, kindness, affection, and charity will be sorely missed by all who knew her. A Memorial Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 12975 Purcell Road, Manassas, Virginia at 11 a.m. on April 22, 2015. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fisher House Foundation (web page):https://www.fisherhouse.org/
Tom Henderson via Jim McLean

Tom passsed away,via a freak, accident while traveling on the PA turnpike northeast extension approximately 1976 or 1977.

Tom and a close friend (Steve Santoro perhaps (also deceased for other reason unknown to me)) were traveling to Poconos to stay a family cottage for the weekend.

They pulled car over on turnpike for Tom to 'relieve' himself in a very dark spot along the highway.

Tom stepped over guard to get off road while friend remained in vehicle. After an extended period of several minutes, driver got out of vehicle to look for Tom who was not seen and did not respond to voice calls.

Driver could not locate Tom & eventually called for help. Police arrived and found that Tom had tripped over or fallen after stepping over guard rail, rolled down long & steep enbankment apparently banged his head &/or knocked himself out and was found dead/drowned in shallow stream of only a couple inches deep.

I was home from college when this happened and heard the news that 'Tom Henderson' had died on the news. To confirm it was 'our' Tom Henderson, I called a Henderson relative who confirmed it was in fact our classmate. Tom & I had been friends since elementary school so this incident weighed heavily on my mind at the time.

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