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monument bank board of director's biographies
Clark S. Frame is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank. He serves on the non-profit boards of Temple University Health System, the Anna T. Jeanes Foundation, Intervention Associates, and the Free Clinic of Doylestown. Mr. Frame is a graduate of Denison University and received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and was the founding Chairman of the Board of Directors of Premier Bank, Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
John C. Soffronoff is Vice Chairman of the Bank. His community activities have included service on the boards of Doylestown Hospital, Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce, County Theatre, Livengrin Foundation, the Doylestown Historical Society and a member of the Doylestown Rotary. He is a graduate of LaSalle University, with a B.S. in Business and was formerly President and Chief Executive Officer of Monument Bank and Premier Bank, Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
Michael J. Battista is the owner of “The Ketch,” and “The Marlin” restaurants in Beach Haven New Jersey. He also serves as the elected Commissioner of Revenue and Finance for the municipality of Beach Haven, New Jersey. He is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Economics.
David C. Frame, MD has been in medical practice as an orthopedic surgeon since 1978 in Washington, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri and Temple University Medical School and was formerly director emeritus of Premier Bank.
Thomas E. Mackell, MD has been in medical practice as an orthopedic surgeon since 1978 in Doylestown. He is a graduate of Georgetown University, Washington, DC and Jefferson Medical College and was formerly a director of Premier Bank.
Barry J. Miles, Sr. is a realtor with Coldwell Banker Hearthside Realtors, Easton PA and is the owner of Miles Outdoor Advertising Company, Easton, Pennsylvania. He was formerly a director of Premier Bank.
Daniel A. Nesi, MD has been in medical practice since 1972. He is part owner in 800 Imaging Associates MRI Imaging and Doylestown Rehab and Sports Medicine, both located in Doylestown. Dr Nesi was the founder of the Doylestown Free Clinic. He is a graduate of Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania and Temple University Medical School and was formerly a director of Premier Bank.
Brian R. Rich is President of Jack Rich, Inc., a fuel oil and energy company located in Frackville, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Boston University with a degree in Business Administration and was formerly a director of Premier Bank.
Richard F. Ryon is President of Ryon Realty Co., Inc. and Insurance Agency Alliance, Inc. and is a partner in Richard B. Ryon Insurance and Ryon Real Estate, all of Pottsville, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Babson College, Babson Park, Massachusetts and was formerly a director of Premier Bank.
Gerald Schatz is the retired President of Wordsworth Academy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and currently is President of Play & Learn, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Temple University, with a B.A. and M.Ed and was formerly a director of Premier Bank,
Irving N. Stein has been Vice-President and General Manager of Keystone Motors, Doylestown since 1969. He received an Associates Degree from Montgomery County Community College and was formerly a director of Premier Bank.
David E. Thompson served as Owner/President of Thompson Networks in Doylestown from 1987 through 2009. Currently he is the Vice President of Business Development for Wealth Advisory Services in Doylestown and is a member of various non-profit boards. He is a Business graduate of Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania.
John A. Zebrowski is the founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of J.A.Z. Associates, Inc., Doylestown, which is a seller and marketer of plastic resins. He is a graduate of Monmouth University, Long Branch, New Jersey and was formerly a director of Premier Bank, Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
about our monument logo
The Monument of the 104th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers was recounted in Doylestown Old and New (1905) by W.W.H. Davis and summarized for Monument Bank by Judge Ed Ludwig
The monument to the dead of the 104th Regiment of Pennsylvania volunteers was dedicated in Doylestown on May 30th, 1868.
It was conceived of, financed, contracted for, and its location selected by Colonel William Watts Hart Davis, the regimental commander (later brevetted a brigadier general by Act of Congress). Davis was also a lawyer, author of ten books, publisher of the Doylestown Democrat, printer, and twice defeated candidate for Congress. After the Civil War, he lived on East Court Street for 51 years, until he died in 1910. He founded the Bucks County Historical Society in 1880.
The place originally chosen for the monument was the Doylestown Cemetery.Davis wrote a letter dated January 30, 1867 to the president of the cemetery company, Rev. Silas M. Andrews, D.D., requesting permission to locate the monument in its central plot. That permission was granted but not until late May, and by then Davis had obtained approval of the site in the heart of Doylestown Borough, which became known as "Monument Square."
The specifications consisted of "white American Marble, sound and free from flaw or other defect." The contractor was Struthers & Son, of Philadelphia, for the contract price of $2,500 including delivery and installation. A cement foundation, several feet below ground, was laid in April 1868.
The dedication ceremonies, with hundreds of people in attendance, were begun by a procession through Doylestown. There was music, prayer, an ode by a lawyer named George Lear, Esq., an address by a major general, a dirge written by Miss Olivia Hill and sung by a choir, and a benediction by the former regimental chaplain. Congressman C. N. Taylor obtained four cannons from the War Department as a gift to the borough.
Davis's account of the dedication of the monument concludes as follows:
The Civil War made an indelible impress on Doylestown, as on every other community, North and South. They were never the same afterward; it was a change from the Old to the New, view it from a national, state, business, political or social standpoint. It drew lines as lasting
as if drawn by the graver's tool.
The monument has been one of the focal points of the borough. A former large hotel, across Main Street, the Monument House, was named after it. Standing in front of the courthouse, the monument continues to be an important Doylestown landmark.
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Check your monthly statements to ensure they match your recollection and your other records. If you have online access, check them frequently. If at any time you notice any discrepancies between your statements and your other records, please notify us immediately.
Never give out account numbers or other personal financial information, unless you can validate the authenticity of the requestor.
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Monument Bank will not ask you to provide personal information over the telephone. We will contact you by mail for personal information. We may call you in the event your debit card has shown a large transaction or excessive activity in a short period of time to confirm you are indeed generating the transactions. Our CardTracker Software helps the Bank to detect abnormal activity that may be fraudulent.
What to do if your identity is Stolen - go to www.ftc.gov - The Federal Trade Commission website.
If you feel you are a victim of fraud please contact Monument Bank as soon as possible.
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