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Alumni Class Notes, March 2018

March 6, 2018

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Lori Brucker Block ’83, Pitman, New Jersey, of the Department of Public Relations & Advertising at Rowan University, will be awarded the NACADA Region 2 Excellence in Advising-Advisor Primary Role award by the National Academy Advising Association at its regional conference on March 23. Block, a senior advisor and faculty member, will also present “It Just Makes Sense! Intentionally Infusing Career Counseling while Academically Advising!” at the conference. She was also honored in February by Rowan University for her 25 years of service.


Marion Munley ’83,
Moosic, a partner at the Munley Law Firm, served as a speaker on an ethics panel and hosted the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Women Trial Lawyers Caucus meeting and events at the AAJ Winter Convention in Maui in February 2018.

Sean McFarland ’90, Frederick, Maryland, has been promoted to senior vice-president and head of Loss Control and Liquidations Technology for Wells Fargo.

Nicholas Kravitz ’04,
Dupont, has been named a partner in the firm Myers, Brier & Kelly, LLP.

Brian Dolan ’15,
Pearl River, New York, is serving with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest during the 2017-2018 program year. Dolan is volunteering at Terry Reilly Health Services in Boise, Idaho.

Michael McDonald ’16, Dunmore, is serving with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps during the 2017-2018 program year. McDonald is volunteering at Catholic Charities of Onondaga County, Syracuse, New York.

Glendys Orellana ’16, Spring City, is serving with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps during the 2017-2018 program year. Orellana is volunteering with Proyecto Generando Vida in Managua, Nicaragua.  

Erin Finnerty ’17, Brigantine, New Jersey, is serving with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps during the 2017-2018 program year. Finnerty is volunteering at Urban Compass in Los Angeles, California.

Christa Howarth ’17, Somerset, New Jersey, is serving with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest during the 2017-2018 program year. Howarth is volunteering at Boise Family Strengthening Center at Catholic Charities of Idaho in Boise.

Natalie Kern ’17, Newtown, is serving with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest during the 2017-2018 program year. Kern is volunteering at Abused Women’s Aid in Crisis in Anchorage, Alaska.

Mariah Ruther ’17, Tinton Falls, New Jersey, is serving with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps during the 2017-2018 program year. Ruther is volunteering at Native American Health Center in San Francisco, California.

Dillon Vita ’17, Melville, New York, is serving with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps during the 2017-2018 program year. Vita is volunteering at Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School in Camden, New Jersey



Deaths

Robert F. Killeen ’41, Scranton         
Arthur F. Zimmerman, M.D. ’47, Dover Delaware
John M. Cefaly, Sr. ’50, Hanover Township
John L. Fahey, M.D. ’51, Clarks Green
Chester “Chet” Lukas ’51, Bridgewater, New Jersey
Gregory J. Harmonosky ’52, State College
Thomas J. McHugh ’57,
Lake Forest, Illinois
James H. Tigue ’61, Edwardsville
Lt. Col. Patrick J. Lalley ’62, Chantilly, Virginia
Joseph J. Leonard, Sr. ’62, Hazle Township
Donald F. Noll ’65, Scott Township
James P. Calpin, Jr. ’66, Poughkeepsie, New York
Peter Stchur, Jr. G’70, Hanover Township
Carmen J. Grazious ’78, Old Forge
Michael P. Loughney ’84, Clarks Green
Salvatore Petrucci, D.M.D. ’86, Scranton
Carolyn M. Byrne ’13, Valley Cottage, New York

 

Friends Deaths

Carolyn Blake, wife of Gerald Blake ’63
Alice Mackrell, mother of Timothy Mackrell ’86 and Cynthia Mackrell Cerminaro ’90, G’92; grandmother of Colleen Mackrell ’13

 

Births

A daughter, Lillian Rae, to Daniel and Nancy Duda Leet ’06, G’07, White Plains, New York
A son, Gerard Kevin, to Kevin and Cate McKenna Furman ’09, Philadelphia
A daughter, Jane, to Carissa and Brian O’Connor ’10, Great Bend
A son, Edward Siloé to Siloé and Charlotte Brown Perez ’10, Deptford, New Jersey

Marriages

Elizabeth Pulice, V.M.D. ’10
to Robert Wideman
Dana O’Donnell ’11
to Ted Abbot ’11

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