February 27, 2012
On February 27, 2012 Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation dedicated their primary Engineering laboratory in Ivyland, PA. as the Woody Metcalf Engineering Facility. In attendance were dignitaries, coworkers and friends from NADC, NAVAIR and Industry. The Metcalf family, led by Mrs. Patricia Metcalf, expressed their heartfelt appreciation for the memorial dedication and the participation by all.
Woody worked at NADC for over 30 years and at Navmar for 11 years, He was an outstanding engineering technician with stellar professional, personal and family attributes that left lasting impressions on everyone whose life he touched. Memories of those qualities, with sprinkles of humorous anectodes were poignantly recalled by speakers Chyau Shen, Harry Koper, Fran Chamberlain and Franz Bohn. Keynote speaker, and Navmar CEO, Tom Fenerty provided moving recollections of the many positive experiences throughout their business association and lasting friendship. The highlight of the dedication was the official ribbon cutting ceremony, followed by the unveiling of the Woody Metcalf Engineering Laboratory sign and the dedication of the Woody Metcalf memorial plaque, with the following inscription:Woody's wife, Pat, daughter, Shay Drumbore, daughter Bryn Cressman and son, RyanFran Chamberlain, Woody's daughter, Shay Drumbore, and son Ryan MetcalfBrian Hazlett explaining the NASC system to Pat Metcalf, Woody's sister Robyn Metcalf, and Pat's brother Bill McGowanBrian giving Pat Metcalf a tour of the facilityBrian and Pat MetcalfRobyn Metcalf, Pat Metcalf, and BrianPat Metcalf, Fran Chamberlain and Ellen McGrodyMike Mocenter and Harry KoperCeremony seating area, Harry Koper in backgroundEllen McGrody, Joe Kramley, Pat Metcalf, Vince Huber, Chyau ShenLarry Coar, Steve FleischutGeorge Uhall and Mike MocenterHarry Koper, George Uhall, Fran Chamberlain, Vince Huber, Ellen McGrody, Chyau Shen, and Mike MocenterHarry Koper, George Uhall, Fran Chamberlain, Vince Huber, Ellen McGrody, Chyau Shen, and Mike MocenterTom Fenerty, Pat MetcalfFranz Bohn, Pat Metcalf, Tom fenerty, Mike Mocenter in background.George Uhall, Maryanne Fenerty (standing), Harry Koper and wife with Vince Huber between and behindPat Metcalf, Tom FenertyFranz Bohn WELCOMEFranz Bohn WELCOMETom Fenerty, Chyau Shen, Fran Chamberlain, Paul ReimelFranz Bohn, recollections of WoodySome of the Ivyland Team: Bob Bauder, Chris Patton, Ken Lewko, Dennis McCandless, Chris McCandless, Mike ByrdSaluting the Ivyland NASC team (standing at rear) that helped to make the dedication a resounding successFranz Bohn speaking as the audience looks onChyau ShenFran ChamberlainChyau ShenFran ChamberlainTom Fenerty, keynote speakerFranz Bohn, Tom FenertyRibbon Cutting ceremony, Chyau Shen, Tom Fenerty, Pat Metcalf, Daughter Shay Drumbore, Ryan Metcalf, Fran ChamberlainSign Unveiling, Pat Metcalf out of picture at left and daughter Shay DrumboreThe veil is removed as Franz Bohn and the rest of the audience looks onPat Metcalf takes her first look at the signFranz Bohn reading the Woody Metcalf plaqueFranz Bohn points to the dedication signPat Metcalf speaking, Ryan Metcalf, daughter Shay Drumbore, Franz BohnFranz Bohn ceremony conclusionFranz Bohn, Tom Fenerty, Unveiling Dedication commemorative mugsTom Fenerty with Commemorative mugsIvyland workforce in front of sign, Phil Sapovits, Bryan HazlettWoody Mecalf Engineering facility signFranz Bohn, Tom Wallace, Mike Zumstein, Chris McCandless, Dennis McCandlessFranz Bohn & Pat Metcalf with Dedication signature cardFranz Bohn & Pat Metcalf with Dedication signature card
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