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Obituary: Sloan Auchincloss

It is with tremendous sorrow that we share the news of the passing of Sloan Auchincloss.

For many years, Sloan and his wife Susan have been great friends of TheBurg, as well as supporters of many other organizations and causes in the Harrisburg area. Sloan will be greatly missed by us and by countless others in our community. TheBurg would like to express our deepest sympathies to Susan, their children, their extended family and their many friends.

Following is Sloan’s obituary:

Samuel Sloan Auchincloss of Harrisburg passed away on April 27, 2018. Born in New York City on April 2, 1942, Sloan, was the youngest son of Samuel and Lydia (Garrison) Auchincloss. He was a graduate of Boston University, B. S. Public Relations, in 1965, and in 1966 earned a master’s degree in Public Relations from American University. Sloan served three years in the U. S. Army as a commissioned officer, rising to the rank of Captain, including one year in Vietnam, where he earned a Combat Medical Badge, Bronze Star and Army Commendation Medal. In 1969, he joined the Harrisburg branch of Xerox Corp. as a sales representative, and, in 1973, became an account executive for local ad agency, Edward C. Michener Associates.

In 1975, he married Susan Johnson of Bay Head, N.J. The couple started their own marketing communications company in 1984, Auchincloss & Auchincloss, Inc., from which they retired in 2005.

Active in professional societies, and community service organizations at various times, Sloan was either a member of or held a board position in Harrisburg Lions Club, Harrisburg Rotary, Historic Harrisburg Association, Harrisburg Chapter American Marketing Association, Harrisburg Chapter Public Relations Society of America, Marketing & Communications Agency Network, Kidney Foundation of Central Pennsylvania, St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, WMSP-FM, Capital Region Economic Development Corporation, Project Forward Leap, Susquehanna Art Museum, PA Downtown Center, Capital Area Transit, Rockhill Trolley Museum and Harrisburg Chapter National Railway Historical Society.

Surviving Sloan are Susan his wife of 43 years and their children and spouses: Lloyd Brian Auchincloss (Sue) of San Jose, Calif., and Elizabeth Auchincloss Strickler (Rob) of Elizabethtown, as well as his stepdaughter Leah Peak (Barry) of  Valrico, Fla. Grandchildren are Josie Peak and Cora and Samuel Strickler.

Memorial service will take place at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral, 221 N. Front St., Harrisburg, on May 1 at 11 a.m. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being handled by Myers-Harner Funeral Home, Camp Hill. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are welcome at either of the following:

St. Stephen’s Episcopal School
215 N. Front St.
Harrisburg, PA 17101

Rockhill Trolley Museum
P. O. Box 1601
Allentown, PA 18105

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