Silas Still, Sr. celebrated his 100th birthday, last month, where he was awarded a certificate to the Centurion Club by the mayor of New Market, Va. (pictured). Still began work in 1952 as the Dairy Manager at Shenandoah Valley Academy in New Market. He retired from denominational work after completing 28 years of service, 24 of those at SVA as dairy manager and Bindery Salesman.
Still came to the church when his family attended a revival by Arthur Page in Olean, New York and as a result of that revival, they were baptized into the Seventh-day Adventist Church in 1947.
Silas has been a deacon and member of the New Market SDA Church since 1952 and is the oldest member to ever hold membership there. Silas has a keen mind and enjoys the visits from former students, faculty and alumni of Shenandoah. The following are comments written to him for his 100th birthday party by former students who worked for him at Shenandoah:
“Mr. Still, you have made the world a better place.”
“You were so kind to all of us.”
“You were great working with at the dairy, happy birthday”
“God bless and thank you so very much in training me in good work habits.”
“You placed so much responsibility on me I was unsure of myself, but your confidence in me played a big part in my maturing.”
“You were like a second father to me.”
“You gave me much more than I could ever return and for that I am forever grateful.”
“You made a major impact on my life.”
“I have often thought of you during my difficult times.”