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Beverly I. Gilbert, Jean Webster, Linda B. Jankowski, Louise Palmentieri, Marie McCullough, Sophie Prodromos Nestor
In 1956, she started the She Shell Award and established the McCullough Research fund in care of the Atlantic City Medial Center to purchase a $100,000 neodymium-zag laser for the detection and treatment of tumors. Her television appearances and credits include the Mike Douglas show, the Today Show, The Steel Pier Show, The Marie McCullough Show and the Miss America Pageant Parade and cable Entertainment TV. She passed away in 1984.
A community activist and volunteer, Mrs. Nestor was a Gray Lady during World War II who wrote hundreds of letters for wounded servicemen who were hospitalized at England General Hospital in Atlantic City.
Through her 25 year involvement with the Parent Teachers Association (She became president of the Atlantic County Council of PTA’s.), she organized programs on the local, county, regional and state levels that supported education and fostered communication between parents and teachers.
Through involvement with her church and the community, Mrs. Nestor became a positive role adult role model for hundreds of youth, organizing ethnic dances, basketball games…always guiding with the highest expectations of herself as well as of the youth she was in charge of.