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Alumni Class Notes, January 2018

January 9, 2018

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John Granahan ’56 is the newly-appointed chairman of the Board of Directors at St. Francis Kitchen in Scranton and St. Francis Commons.

Chester Pleban ’71, Ormond Beach, Florida, released his second novel, The Tarnished Oath. In both this book and his first, Conviction of Innocence, Pleban, a practicing trial lawyer for more than 43 years, writes about courtroom drama and crime.

John Kelly ’76, Herndon, Virginia, was appointed acting inspector general for the United States Department of Homeland Security.

Thomas Grech ’84, Malverne, New York, previously executive director of the Queens Chamber of Commerce in Jackson Heights, New York, has been promoted to president and chief executive officer.

Sean Granahan ’87, Montrose, is the president of Floating Hospital of New York and runs outpatient clinics for homeless women and children living in shelters.

Joyce Catherine Corbin Moya ’90, Lorton, Virginia, is currently employed as a behavioral health contractor at Marine Corps Base Quantico since 2016. Recently Moya has opened “Hozho Behavioral Health and Life Coaching SVs., PLLC” with locations in Springfield and Woodbridge Virginia. Moya specializes in military culture and healthy life styles, women’s issues and couples therapy.
Cathy Binder ’91,
King George, Virginia, was elected supervisor for Shiloh District in Kings George County, Virginia.

Keith Yurgosky ’91, G’02, Greenfield Township, was selected as the 2017 Pennsylvania State Star for the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network at the America’s SBDC National Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.
Sean Keeler, M.D. ’98,
Las Vegas, Nevada, is a member of the Board of Directors for the Unforgettables Foundation Nevada Chapter. The mission is to provide funeral costs to financially struggling families who lose a child from 32 weeks in utero through 18 years. Dr. Keeler and his wife recently co-chaired the annual gala that raised $50,000 for the foundation. Visit theunforgettables.org as chapters are expanding nationally. 

Maria Villafuerte, D.O. ’03, Farmington Hills, Michigan, is a mental health services provider for New Oakland Family Centers in their partial hospitalization, outpatient and telepsychiatry programs.

Dennis O’Malley ’10, Hartford, Connecticut, was recently admitted to the Connecticut State bar. O’Malley graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Law in May 2017 and is now completing a judicial clerkship with the Connecticut Supreme Court.

Kevin Dermody ’13, Philadelphia, was appointed to the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Young Lawyer’s Division Executive Committee. In his new role, Dermody will focus on increasing the participation of members and growing membership by engaging with various community organizations to create new opportunities. He will serve a three-year term beginning January 1, 2018.

 

Deaths

David F. St. Ledger ’56, Mechanicsburg
Thomas E. Vassil, Sr. ’58, Owego, New York
Chester Sebastianelli ’59,
Archbald
Thomas M. Enright ’61, Greenfield Township
Drew Von Bergen ’61, Alexandria, Virginia
Charles J. “Chick” Rader ’62, Scranton
Francis E. Egan ’67,
Honesdale
Robert B. Gorham ’71,
Mill City
Barbara Siarkievicz ’84,
Jessup
Capt. Richard D. Heier, Jr. ’08, Scranton
Michael L. Stallone ’09, Exeter

 

Friends' Deaths
Gerald Nemshick, father of Janine-Nemshick-Kerestes ’86 and Christine Nemshick-Lauer G’03

 

Births    

A daughter, Jiavanna Veronica, to John and Tracy Perlitis Iannarone ’95, Old Forge
A son, Harrison, to Eric Boulis and Maria Villafuerte, D.O. ’03, Farmington Hills, Michigan
A son, Edward Siloé, to Siloé and Charlotte Brown Perez ’10, Deptford, New Jersey

Marriages
Caroline Frey ’09, DPT ’12
to Carl Cervi ’09, G’11
Colleen Sullivan ’13
to Samuel Arcieri ’12

Lindsay Scheve ’14 and Scott Holdren ’14

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