For Immediate Release
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Capital Area Transit Mourns Loss of Former Board Member Sloan Auchincloss
(Harrisburg) — The Board of Directors of Capital Area Transit (CAT) notes with sadness the passing of former CAT Board Member and Harrisburg community leader Sloan Auchincloss, it was announced today by CAT Board Chairman and longtime friend, Eric Bugaile. “We express our deepest sympathies to Susan Auchincloss and the Auchincloss family and friends.” Bugaile said.
“CAT acknowledges the passing of our former CAT Board Member. While I did not serve with him, I knew him personally and Sloan was a dedicated advocate of transit and will be sorely missed.” Bugaile added.
Samuel Sloan Auchincloss, Jr., 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. (Obit, Pennlive.com)
Bruce Weber, CAT Board member representing the City of Harrisburg, noted that Auchincloss “was a true and passionate advocate for the City as well and his loss will be deeply felt. May his memory always be for a blessing.” Robert Philbin, CAT Director of Public Information, added, “Sloan and I served in the Vietnam War during the same era and we were young account executives together at Edward C. Michener Associates, Inc. I have known Sloan for decades as a passionate public transit advocate and community leader who will be missed by his many friends in the City he so loved.”
Capital Area Transit was incorporated in 1973 when Cumberland County and Dauphin County Commissioners and the City of Harrisburg organized CAT to provide mass transit Fixed-Route and Paratransit shared-ride services, which today conveniently and safely transport about 2 million riders a year in the thousand square mile capital region.