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Elaine Sturtz, shares in Living In The Different, that grief is messy, hard, painful, filled with tears and loneliness, but also includes faith, hope and love. She walks through the journey, the emotions, the changes and hurts. Each grief is different, and grief changes our lives. We are different, and how we live and interact with others is different. The journey of grief takes different forms as we learn to live and mingle joy and sorrow together. Elaine offers hope, a hope of hope, through these passages of sorrow and loss. Hope is found in our faith in God who is love, and love never ends.  

Life Lessons of a Lone Trooper. The full meaning of a person’s life is revealed in how they live on in the hearts of others. It is their legacy and influence that bears fruit. David D. Sturtz made a difference in this world and leaves a legacy through his work – in the Ohio State Highway Patrol, as the first Inspector General of the State of Ohio and as a friend. Dave was a story teller and giver of life lessons. The book shares his stories and the fruit of his labor. 

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Elaine Sturtz is an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.  She was married to retired Major David D. Sturtz who passed on September 18, 2015.  Major Sturtz was also Ohio's first Inspector General and was a founding member of  
Snowbird Reunion, Lake Mary Fl 
  February 28- March 3, 2019.

Click open the registration form below: 

 Marriott Reservation Link March 3, 2019  

 Link for the Marriott at Lake Mary   

Guests may still call in to 800-380-7724 and reference the Ohio State Highway Patrol Retirees. Or for special requests, call our group housing office at 407-995-1100 during regular business hours of M-F, 9a-5p.

Book your group rate for Ohio State Highway Patrol Retirees Association Snowbird Reunion 2019.

Start date: 2/27/19
End date: 3/3/19
Last day to book: 2/1/19

Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

Orlando Marriott Lake Mary for $137 USD per night

Golf - The Golf Scramble will be held on Friday, March 1st with a shot gun start at approximately 8:30 am. We will be playing at the Country Club at Deer Run , 300 Daneswood Way, Casselberry, FL 32707 Phone #407-699-9592.

The rate per player is $37.00 + tax for golf and lunch. It’s about seven (7) miles from the Marriott. Ladies (or Men) who don’t play Golf, watch for information at registration for other Friday morning activities. 

Don’t miss your chance to reserve a copy of Reverend Richard Ellsworth’s autobiography, Rev: Service Above Self. Written in conjunction with retired Captain Mike Crispen, Rev: Service Above Self explores Ellsworth’s amazing life from his service in World War 2 to his work as the Patrol’s chaplain. The book will be available for purchase in January 2019. Only a limited number of copies will be available, so to reserve your own copy go to No advanced payment is required to make a reservation. Everyone who reserves a copy will be able to purchase the book two weeks before it is available for sale to the general public. A portion of the proceeds will be dedicated to supporting the Ohio State Highway Patrol Chaplaincy Program.