Friday, March 27, 2015

The Delco connection to deadly Alps jet crash

Every time there is a huge natural disaster or horrendous crash, I always offer the following warning to my staff.

Don't worry, it will somehow works its way back to Delco.

It's happened again.

Yvonne Selke, who along with her daughter Emily, shown in picture at right, was on the doomed Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps, was a Delco native.

Yvonne was a graduate of Springfield High School, Class of '75.

She still has family living here.

The Class of '75 is planning their 40th reunion and it is believed Yvonne was planning to attend.

Yvonne Selke lived in Nokesville, Va., and was a valued, longtime employee of Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., a defense contractor in Washington, D.C.

Her daughter Emily, who was with her on the doomed flight, was a recent graduate of Drexel University.

Booz Allen's chief personnel officer, Betty Thompson, described Selke as "a wonderful co-worker and a dedicated employee who spent her career with the firm." Yvonne Selke worked for Booz Allen for 23 years.

We'll try to get reaction from Springfield High as well as those who know her today.

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