The Outpatient Clinic at the Perry Point Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center now has a new coffee and vending station, thanks to a bequest from Stanley S. Quivey, a World War II Veteran who received his health care at the facility. VA volunteers will man the new coffee bar, providing free coffee or hot tea to Veterans while they are waiting for their outpatient clinic appointments. Also positioned in the area are two vending machines for Veterans to purchase snacks and soft drinks.
Quivey, a native of Champlain, NY, whose military career spanned 24 years, including combat in World War II, Korea and Vietnam, served most of his time with the 82nd airborne division as a paratrooper. After retiring with the U.S. Army at the rank of master sergeant, Quivey worked as a gun mechanic at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.
According to Sherry Early, acting associate director for finance for the VA Maryland Health Care System, "Quivey's Coffee and Vending Station will be a lasting tribute to Stanley S. Quivey, whose final wish was to enrich the lives of his fellow comrades who have entrusted their care to the VA Maryland Health Care System."
Because Quivey has bequeathed his entire estate to the VA Maryland Health Care System to be used exclusively for the benefit of the Perry Point VA Medical Center, many inpatient programs will also be enhanced due to his significant contribution.
Information about bequests can be obtained from the VA Maryland Health Care System’s Office of Voluntary Service at 1-800-949-1003, extension 5409.