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    Alumni Class Notes, January 2019

    January 9, 2019

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    Dominique Ponzio Bernardo ’93, King of Prussia, has joined Variety Children’s Charity as their new chief executive officer. Variety Children’s Charity is a nonprofit in Montgomery County with a mission to enrich the lives of children and young adults with disabilities through social, educational and vocational programs that nurture independence and self-confidence, and prepare them for life.

    Matthew L. Davidson, Ph.D. ’93, Fayetteville, N.Y., along with Robert W. Davis, Ed.D. ’03, had an article, “Sport at the Service of Human Development: Distinctly Jesuit Athletics,” published in the Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal. The article describes the underlying theory and practice of a Distinctly Jesuit Approach to Athletics, which was represented at the 2016 Vatican Conference, Sport at the Service of Humanity. The approach has been developed and implemented in a collaboration between the Institute for Excellence & Ethics (IEE) and the athletics departments at Le Moyne College and The University of Scranton.

    Paul B. Matey ’93, West Caldwell, N.J., has joined the law firm of Lowenstein Sandler LLP in Roseland as a partner. Matey has also been nominated by President Trump to serve as circuit judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

    Christy Marshall Silva ’96, Downingtown, was awarded the National Honoree for L’Oreal Paris USA 2018 Women of Worth at a gala in New York City in December 2018. Silva formed Aidan’s Heart Foundation (AHF) to protect young hearts from Sudden Cardiac Arrest after the unexpected death of her son Aiden Joseph Silva in the fall of 2010 . AHF works to create a culture of life savers, and its biggest achievements to date are the number of hearts screened, AEDs installed and children taught CPR and AED skills.

    Robert W. Davis, Ed.D. ’03, Dunmore, along with Matthew L. Davidson, Ph.D. ’93, had an article, “Sport at the Service of Human Development: Distinctly Jesuit Athletics,” published in the Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal. The article describes the underlying theory and practice of a Distinctly Jesuit Approach to Athletics, which was represented at the 2016 Vatican Conference, Sport at the Service of Humanity. The approach has been developed and implemented in a collaboration between the Institute for Excellence & Ethics (IEE) and the athletics departments at Le Moyne College and The University of Scranton.

    Gina M. Noia, Ph.D. ’10, Ave Maria, Fla., received her Ph.D. in Theology and Health Care Ethics from Saint Louis University. Noia is now an assistant professor of Theology at Ave Maria University.

    Deaths

    Paul J. Flynn ’49, Lake Wales, Florida
    John P. Hopkins, Ph.D. ’55, Palmer Township
    James J. Murphy ’56, Endwell, New York
    Joseph R. Ciabocchi ’57, Lewisburg
    Joseph A. Pellegrini ’58, Pittston
    Robert G. Donovan ’59, Pittston
    John P. Polansky ’63, Archbald
    Frank M. Lavin, Sr. ’66, Whites Crossing and Crystal Lake
    Shepard Bennett G’67, Vestal, New York
    Marie Keeler G’69, Hackettstown, New Jersey
    The Rev. William B. Blake G’72,
    Jessup
    Daniel D. Denning ’77,
    Bradford
    Edward M. Marchand, D.M.D. ’78, Kintnersville
    John Lynn ’83, Hollywood, Maryland
    Peter P. Power ’91, Dublin, Ireland

    Births    

    A son, Andrew Michael, to William and Leigh Magnotta Fennie ’11, Dunmore

    Marriages

    Paul Boye ’09 to
    Kerry O’Connor
    Kaity Tirney ’11 to Bill Bornaschella ’11
    Frantz Lucien, Jr’ ’12 to Meagan Molina ’13
    Anastasia Zygmunt ’13, G’15 to Gregory Mooney ’13
      
    Friends' Deaths

    Grace Grizzanti, mother of Jessica Grizzanti McLaughlin ’05,G’08
    J. David Hosie, brother of Martin Hosie ’79 and Eric Hosie ’88
    Linda Weinstock, wife of Martin Weinstock ’65

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