Mark Squeglia, BA History, Gannon

January 2022
As of October 5th, 2022 meetings are held at Julius restaurant in Erie PA at 1607 State St in the former Erie Maennerchor Club. Meetings begin at 6:00 pm with a social hour and dinner, followed by our program/speaker. Their parking lot is in the back with the entrance on 16th street between State and French.

Our Dinner Menu:
We will have a choice of two entrées: Chicken Piccata or Beef Stroganoff, both Entrees Served with Cavatappi Pasta, Fresh Vegetable Medley, Mixed Greens Salad w/dressings & rolls, Coffee or Tea, Cheesecake with Strawberry & Chocolate Garnish.

Our Guest Speaker:
Mark Squeglia, BA History, Gannon
Mark is a graduate of Gannon College in 1979 with a BA in History, Mark has worked for Hammermill Paper Company, Erie Insurance, Presque Isle Insurance, and General Electric in the field of Information Technology. He is currently Interim Director of the Hagen History Center.

Erie native Ken Ahrens and the Malmedy Massacre

For reservations; please E-Mail the Torch Club Secretary at

"Erie native Ken Ahrens and the Malmedy Massacre"

<p>His topic is Ken Ahrens; native of Erie survived the Malmedy Massacre during WW2’s Battle of the Bulge. The lecture will describe events leading up to the Battle, the Massacre, Ahrens survival and post war testimony during war crimes trial.</p>

Please join us on January 5th, 2022 at 6:00 pm, for our pre-dinner cocktail and chat time and remember to bring your friends and acquaintances. Reservations are required.

Please remember to make your reservation at