- Associated Press - Saturday, April 19, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A chance encounter with a customer who’s a major Harrisburg philanthropist is paying for the education of a waitress who now works as nurse in a hospital facility that bears the man’s name.

WHTM-TV reported Friday (https://bit.ly/1hclKhj ) that Benjamin Olewine III became impressed by Melissa Manier’s personality and determination when she waited on him at a suburban restaurant a few years ago.

She took him up on the offer to help with her school costs, and Olewine’s paid off her debt, along with tuition and book costs.

Manier has earned a degree through a local community college and now happens to be working at a wing named in October for Olewine at PinnacleHealth’s General Osteopathic Hospital.

Olewine is chairman emeritus of Sysco Food Services of central Pennsylvania.

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Information from: WHTM-TV, https://www.whtm.com

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