Alumni Class Notes, December 2018

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Alumni Class Notes, December 2018

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Rev. Myron Zuder, Ph.D. ’58, Akron, Ohio, celebrated 50 years as pastor of St. Mary Dormition Orthodox Church in Akron. He also celebrated 56 years of ordination and marriage to his wife Dolores.

Ronald Collins ’77, Washington, DC, was re-elected to a two-year term on November 6, 2018 as an advisory neighborhood commissioner (ANC) in the District of Columbia, representing the Southwest, Navy Yard and Buzzard Point neighborhoods. ANC Commissioners have responsibility in considering zoning, development projects, Alcohol Beverage Control licensing, public safety, transportation, and public works matters in their neighborhoods.

Albert Russo ’80, Pottersville, New Jersey and Thomas Schaible ’80, Oldwick, New Jersey, marked the 30th anniversary of their business partnership (and 42 years of friendship) in September of 2018 with a trip to Tuscany and the Amalfi Coast of Italy with their wives Susan and Laura. Schaible Russo Financial provides comprehensive financial planning and investment advisory services to clients across the country and is based in Whitehouse, New Jersey.

Thomas Shields, Ph.D. ’90, became the associate dean for Academic and Student Affairs in the School of Professional and Continuing Studies at the University of Richmond. Shields is also the chair of Graduate Education and associate professor in Education and Leadership Studies at the University.

Brendan Curry ’95, Fairfax, Virginia, was appointed as chief of Washington Operations at The Planetary Society, the world’s largest independent, non-profit space interest organization. Curry brings nearly twenty years of space policy experience to the new role. Prior to joining The Planetary Society, Curry served as vice president of Washington Operations at the Space Foundation, where he interfaced with industry executives, officials in the White House, NASA, the Department of Defense, the National Reconnaissance Office, the State Department, Commerce Department and other officials in the Executive Branch departments. He continues to work with Congress as well as international space officials.

Joseph Scotchlas ’11, Largo, Florida, was promoted to assistant healthcare director, Bay Pines VA Healthcare System in Bay Pines, Florida.


Hon. Richard P. Conaboy ’46, H’83, Scranton

John (Jack) Forrester ’49, Vienna, Virginia

Andrew R. Chmiel ’50, Fairport, New York

George F. Hoyes ’50, Forty Fort

Frank A. Agnone, Sr. D.D.S. ’54, West Palm Beach Florida and Manassas, Virginia

Neil H. Graham ’55, Willow Grove

Joseph A. Lucas ’60, Kenhorst

Alexander M. McGowan ’64, Carbondale

Timothy Hinton ’65, Scranton

George F. Ollendike ’65, Garden City, New York

Andrew J. Bednar ’69, Allentown

Marianne Blazys Kleha ’69, Scranton

David F. Rohlic ’83, Emmaus

Frederic W. Wey ’91, Sugar Land, Texas

Rosemary Orrson Hosey G’09, Dallas


A son, James Nicholas, to Bill Carton and Liz Connolly ’05, New Rochelle, New York

A son, Hudson Devlin, to Joe and Rebecca Devlin Gallagher ’05, New York, New York

A daughter, Lucy Helen, to Matt and Jan Amann Rooney ’06, Decatur, Georgia


Paul Biagioli ’09 to Rebecca Smith ’13

Rebecca Walsh ’11 to Joseph Tafaro ’11

Gerald Ford ’12 to Colleen O’Brien ’13, G’14

Kimberly Hosgood ’12 to Michael Martin ’12

Shannon Lavelle ’13 to Brewster Tisson

Grace Nebzydoski, V.M.D. ’13 to Joseph Mastroianni, V.M.D. ’14

Samantha Heck ’14 to Adam Bogumil

Andrew Gentilucci ’14 to Olivia Wynn ’15

Friends Deaths

Alvin Gross, father-in-law of Joseph Sharp ’78

Thomas Mitchell, father of Thomas Mitchell, II ’97

Harold Sharp, father of Joseph Sharp ’78

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