Board of Directors

IMG_7551Terry Long – Terry Long was born and raised in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania and has been a resident of Warriors Mark for the past 20 years. After graduation from Bellefonte High, Terry attended 2 years at Williamsport Community College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Terry retired in 2006 from Penn State University after 34 years as an
electrician. Terry is a member of the Warriors Mark Grange, Warriors Mark Fire Co., and the American Legion. Terry is a collector of Planters Peanuts and Reddy Kilowatt memorabilia. He also enjoys hunting, fishing, and tinkering in his garage.

 

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Larry Smith – Linda and Larry married and moved to Warriors Mark in 1977. When they married, Larry was working in Altoona, and in 1987 started working for Murata Electronics in State College. In 2004, after the plant closed, Larry earned a technical degree in Engineering and returned to work as a Process Engineer. Larry retired in 2015 and now works part-time with Linda.

 

IMG_7546Linda Smith – Linda and Larry married and moved to Warriors Mark in 1977. Linda worked in State College for Jostens until it closed and moved out of state. She now works at Homeland Manufacturing Service in State College. She plans to retire soon and would like to travel and volunteer.

 

 

IMG_7543Dan Durbin – Dan was born in 1943 and has lived in Warriors Mark since 1962. Dan ran his family dairy farm for many years and spent some time working at the Garden Center at Lowes in Altoona. Dan has been a member of the Warriors Mark Grange since 1968, is a member of the Warriors Mark Fire Company, and is a member of the Warriors Mark United Methodist Church. Dan is married with three children and spends his spare time cooking.

 

IMG_7541Jim McConnell – Jim built his house in the Warriors Mark area in 1978 and is married with two daughters. Jim retired from PPG Industries in 1980 and is now a part-time security guard at Tyrone Hospital. Jim is also the president and assistant chief of the Warriors Mark Fire Company where he has been a member since 1973.

 

 

IMG_7542Lee Pressler – Lee was born in a farmhouse in Warriors Mark Township in 1938 and attended WMF school. He lived one mile from town and was 15 years old when he began his first job at Harpster Chevrolet in Warriors Mark. He and his wife Judy were married in the Warriors Mark United Methodist Church in 1960. They have one daughter, Melissa Gartner (Bill) and one grandson, William Lee Gartner. He has lived five miles from Warriors Mark since 1961 and is still a member of the Warriors Mark Fire Company. He enlisted in the military and served 36 years as a Vehicle Mechanic in State College and many foreign countries. He started restoring tractors and vehicles in 1980 and currently has a private museum open by appointment. He participates in parades and events at Warriors Mark and looks forward to serving on the Warriors Mark Area Historical Society Board.

 

IMG_7553Tim Nowlin – Tim was born in 1952 and attended the Warriors Mark Elementary School and Tyrone High School. He has lived in the Warriors Mark area his entire life and ran the family dairy farm for 40 years. Tim is married and has three children. He enjoys hunting and volunteering. Tim is a member of the Warriors Mark United Methodist Church, the Warriors Mark Fire Company and Fire Police, and the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau.

 

IMG_7552L. Stewart Neff (Township Liason) – Stewart Neff is a lifelong resident of Warriors Mark, except for 8 years in which his residency was in the State College area in the late 60’s – early 70’s. Stewart attended Warriors Mark Elementary School, Tyrone High School, and Penn State University. At the end of 2016, Stewart retired as a Lieutenant, completing 51 years of service with the Penn State University Police Department. Stewart is very active in the leadership of his community currently filling his 7th term as a Warriors Mark Township Supervisor, as a board member for the Warriors Mark General Authority and is currently serving as President of the PA Council Of Governments. He also served 8 years as Secretary for the Huntingdon County Council Of Governments; now he is serving as the Treasurer. Additionally, Stewart served 28 years as President of the Fraternal Order of Police, Bald Eagle Lodge #51, (serving Law Enforcement Officers of Centre County, and portions of Blair & Clearfield Counties), served 6 years as a Trustee with PA State Fraternal Order of Police and is a past member of the now-defunct Warriors Mark Lions Club including filling a district position.

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