The Ernest and Margaret Lemnitzer Memorial Fund, administered by the Trust Department at The Honesdale National Bank and Paul Meagher, continued its support of area fire companies with a 2016 distribution of $5,595.80 to each of the four Honesdale Fire Companies.

With this $22,383.20 allocation, the companies of the Honesdale Fire Department have received $206,130.24 since the fund’s inception.

The Ernest and Margaret Lemnitzer Memorial Fund was created by these prominent Honesdale residents to support charitable organizations within Wayne County, as well as, provide scholarships to deserving graduates of Wayne Highlands High School. 

Ernest was the brother of the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Honesdale resident, Lyman Lemnitzer.

The Ernest and Margaret Lemnitzer Memorial Fund is administered by The Honesdale National Bank and local Honesdale businessman, Paul Meagher.  The Honesdale National Bank Trust department has managed the investments of the Memorial Fund since its inception in 1991. To date, grants in excess of $1,640,000 have been paid to qualifying recipients.