SCRANTON — The year was 1965. France became the third nation in space. A Charlie Brown Christmas aired for the first time. The Beatles played their last concert in Britain. And Barbara Mellander, a native of Quincy, Mass., began working at the newly opened William Warren Vocational Center at Allied Services.
Friends, family and coworkers recently joined Mellander at Allied Services Integrated Health System in Scranton to celebrate the Clarks Summit resident’s 50 years of service.
The longest serving employee of Allied Services, Mellander has no plans to retire just yet. Today, she coordinates the mail and is responsible for distribution to Allied’s 3,200 employees and volunteers.