This month I must pass on the sad news that both Daphne
and George Depold died recently; they were members of AARP until about 4 years ago, and they were living recently in an assisted-living facility in Santa Clara. George was a participant in the D-Day offensive and was well known in the local veteran community. George had close ties to many local veterans’ organizations: our American Legion post, the San Jose Veterans Center, and The Olive Tree (Campbell’s Veterans Memorial Foundation). George started our troop support effort in 2006, mailing care packages to troops in Afghanistan and Iraq before this activity became a chapter project. He served on our board of directors for many years and was responsible for getting us involved in the Moffett Field gift wrap extravaganza. George had two bricks in his honor at the Campbell Veterans Memorial Foundation and they have an 8 x 8 paver in place to honor him as their first ‘veteran of the year.’ He was also an honorary chaplain for the organization. In addition, George was the troops chairperson, and he was in charge of the AARP Christmas wrap with the sheriff. Daphne was involved in the Campbell Seniors Caring Hearts Club. They make little hats and blankets for babies in the hospitals. George and Daphne met during World War II while he was in the Army stationed in England. Daphne came to our country with him as a war bride, was a member of the local war brides association, and a leader and expert knitter in our Community Center’s Busy Hands/Caring Hearts group. Their involvement in so many activities is a true example of what “Community Service” is all about. We can all try to follow in their footsteps. The Foundation will let us know after their Oct. 5 meeting how they plan to honor him.
AARP has a voter engagement campaign titled ‘BE THE DIFFERENCE VOTE’. If you haven’t already, please commit to voting on Nov.6th by signing our voters’ pledge and visit https://action.aarp.org/site/SPageNavigator/2018 _Voter_Pledge.html
The county of Santa Clara is looking for election officers; volunteer stipends range from $115 to $200. For more information, go to the county home page @sccgov.org. VOTE ON TUESDAY, NOV.6
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