Middletown Township says “see you soon” to two employees with a combined 70 years of service to the community. Nancy Blank and Ruth Sproehnle, both residents of Levittown, have seen the evolution of Middletown Township firsthand.
Nancy Blank, the longest-tenured employee in the Township, celebrated her 51st year of service to Middletown this spring. She has worked as a secretary in the police department since April 1969. When Nancy was hired at 16, she earned $1 per hour. Shortly after starting, her position was removed from the budget, but would ultimately be reinstated six weeks later after protesting the decision. She has been with the Police Department ever since.
Ruth Sproehnle was the administrative assistant in the Department of Building & Zoning. Beginning part-time in 1999, Ruth began working at the former Township Building on Trenton Road (which has since been repurposed as the Ray Mongillo Community Center). She moved to the current Township Building shortly after becoming a full-time employee in 2002. Ruth’s husband, Jeff, a former police officer, retired from Middletown Township in 2011.
Both Nancy and Ruth took advantage of the Township’s early retirement incentive program, enacted this spring as a way to reduce costs. They celebrated their last day of work on Friday, August 14.
We are very sad to see them go and appreciate their many years of service to the residents of Middletown Township.