The November luncheon meeting of the Woman’s Club of South Pasadena paid tribute to veterans and was highlighted by three special World War II guests: John Genovese, 93, of the U.S. Naval Air Force, Marshall St. John, 90, of the U.S. Marines, and Joan Moffet, 93 a WWII Army nurse. .Luncheon guests enthusiastically welcomed the veterans and took the opportunity to meet and thank members of the “Greatest Generation”.
Each veteran briefly recounted their experiences during WWII and told guests about their careers following the service. Genovese, who has lived in California for 90 years, studied engineering at PCC and LA Trade Tech and worked for several firms in the area, including at Braun, Parsons and Aero Jet Corpoation. St. John, a native of Washington, graduated from Washington State and had a long career as a TV news reporter in the Seattle and Tacoma area. He has been in California for 5 years and currently serves as a crossing guard for Marengo school. Joan Moffet was in the nursing field for many years and worked at several area hospitals before raising her family in South Pasadena. Joan proudly noted that she participated in several Polio Vaccine clinics held at the Clubhouse in the 1950’s
Luncheon guests were also entertained by pianist, Dennis Aguilar, who played a medley of songs associated with various branches of the military including the Navy’s “Anchors Aweigh”, “The Army Goes Rolling Along “ and the “Marine Hymm – The Halls of Montezuma.”