Family of the Month
Fraternal Year 2020/21
KNIGHTS NAME THEIR FAMILY OF THE MONTH for JULY
Paul King transferred into Star of the Sea Council six years ago, and has served as our Grand Knight and the first chairman of the Donations Committee. He has been involved with all of the Council's activities and recognized at the national level by receipt of the Columbian Award.
KNIGHTS NAME THEIR FAMILY OF THE MONTH for AUGUST
Bill and Fran Drake and family attend Mass on a regular basis; Bill often serves as an usher. The Drake family exemplifies what our faith teaches us about family: caring for each member as well as others in need. Bill and Fran are involved in numerous activities.
FAMILY OF THE MONTH for SEPTEMBER
Kevin and Trish Mumford exhibit the most admirable characteristics of a Catholic family. Kevin has served St. Edmond Parish as Chair of the Lectors and Trish is a member of the Altar Linen ministry. Kevin is a member of the secular Franciscan order and the St. Clare Fraternity. Read more
FAMILY OF THE MONTH for OCTOBER
Joe and Lucille Curcio are two special people, joined together in matrimony and exemplifying the finest in Catholic family values. “Doctor Joe,” a retired chiropractor, and Lucille, a retired early childhood education professional, have been married for 18 years and members of St. Edmond Parish for eight years. A second marriage for both, they have 9 children, 18 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. Read more
FAMILY OF THE MONTH for NOVEMBER
Our selection for November Family of the Month celebrates rekindled and strengthened faith and bringing family together in faith in the face of a progressing medical disease and financial difficulties. After receiving first Communion, Louis Gloria was no longer brought to church and lacked a full
FAMILY OF THE MONTH for DECEMBER
Tom and Terry Treglia are the December Family of the Month for Star of the Sea Council 7297. They have been married for 58 years, with three children and four grandchildren. Whether Knights of Columbus activities, parish affiliated activities or community out-reach, if you saw Tom, you would see Terry, and if you saw Terry, you would see Tom. Read more
FAMILY OF THE MONTH for JANUARY George and Geraldine (“Geri”) Garvey are the January Family of the Month for Star of the Sea Council 7297. They have been married for fifty-one years, with three children and seven grandchildren.
George joined the Knights many years ago but was not active until he and Geri moved to Delaware and he joined Star of the Sea Council 7297. Since then, he has served as Advocate, Vocation Director and member of our Donations Committee. Read more
FAMILY OF THE MONTH for FEBRUARY
Bob and Joanne Wolhar are the February 2021 Family of the Month for Star of the Sea Council 7297. They met here in Rehoboth Beach at a time when Joanne was interested in finding a welcoming, established church. Bob invited her to attend Mass with him, which she accepted. Some six years ago, Joanne participated in the RCIA program and became a practicing Catholic. They married at St. Edmond Church five years ago. Read more
FAITH IN ACITON - FAMILY OF THE MONTH for MARCH
Thomas (“Tom”) and Linda (“Lin”) Simon have enjoyed impressive careers, all the while being grounded in their Catholic faith. Individually and in combination, they have dealt with and professionally supported others in need of spiritual, emotional and physical assistance.
Tom and Lin met in Chicago when he was pursuing an MBA and Lin was in Nursing School. Since then, they have been blessed with a large family, consisting of seven children, ten grandchildren, and with God’s grace, a great-grandchild who is expected in May.
Tom started his career in industry, but ten years later began working in a series of extremely high-level positions in Washington, D.C. – at the General Services Administration (GSA), Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Chairman of the Railroad Retirement Board, the House of Representative (reporting directly to the Speaker of the House), and finally a special position reporting directly to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
A short while after leaving federal service, Tom sought a change of pace. He went back to school and obtained a Masters in Counseling. By then, Lin had received a PhD in Nursing.
The couple’s commitment to issues facing Catholic families, including social justice, has been multi-faceted. In their former parish, Lin was instrumental in acclimating refugee children to their new life, and, most especially, in preparing Latino children for their reception of the sacraments, in conjunction with the summer camp program. Further, she established a local daycare center for Alzheimer patients, the first of its kind in Virginia, a milestone that resulted in a local PBS TV station designating her a “Hometown Hero.” Tom, using his counseling skills, served as a volunteer chaplain at the Arlington Hospital from 2005 to 2007. During that time Lin and Tom worked together to build the Caring Companion to the Dying Program, a volunteer program to ensure that no one at Arlington Hospital died alone.