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    Alumni Class Notes, February 2019

    February 5, 2019

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    Colonel (RET) Richard H. Breen, Jr. ’77, Alexandria, Virginia, was recently inducted into the Cardinal O’Hara High School Hall of Fame in recognition of his career in the U.S. Army and the Department of Defense during a ceremony at the Springfield school Campus. Visit this link to view a video of the ceremony.

    Eugene M. Sibick, CAPT (Ret), D.D.S. ’80, Williamsville, New York, recently retired after a distinguished 34-year career with the U.S. Navy. Dr. Sibick has received numerous awards and decorations throughout his career, including 1988 “Outstanding Dental Officer” for the Northeast Region, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terror Service Medal, Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal and the Expert Rifle and Pistol Medals for which he was affectionately known as “Dead Eye Doc.” Sibick serves as an adjunct professor in the Biology department at Medaille College and continues to serve the 8th District Dental Society as the chairman of the Peer Review Committee.

    Robert English ’81, Eatontown, New Jersey, was elected to his fourth three-year term on the Eatontown, New Jersey, Board of Education. In addition, English was also chosen to be the Board president for the fifth consecutive year.

    Harry A. Lennon ’83, Round Top, New York, has been elected to his fifth term on the Greene County, New York, Legislature, where he serves as the minority leader.

    Susan J. Soloway ’83,
    Annandale, New Jersey, was sworn in as Hunterdon County New Jersey’s fourth female freeholder in 305 years. Soloway, an accountant by trade, was a two-term mayor, served on the Township Land Use Board, and is active as a volunteer in the Franklin Township community.

    Thomas Grech ’84, Malverne, New York, president and CEO of the Queens Chamber of Commerce, has been chosen by NYC and NYS to be on the Amazon Community Advisory Committee, a group of 45 members put together as part of Amazon’s planned headquarters project in Long Island City, New York.

    Sean McFarland ’90,
    Frederick, Maryland, recently completed a Master’s of Science in the Cybersecurity Technology program at the University of Maryland.

    Jonathan A. Cote, Ed.D. ’02, Califon, New Jersey, earned his Doctorate of Education in Interdisciplinary Leadership from Creighton University in August 2018. Dr. Cote is the registrar and teaches Physics at Delbarton School in Morristown, New Jersey.

    Stephanie Longo ’03, Dunmore, has received a Gold Award in the History category from the Nonfiction Book Awards, via the Nonfiction Authors Association, for her 2018 publication “Italians of Lackawanna County,” published by Arcadia Publishing. The Nonfiction Book Awards recognize literary excellence in more than 150 categories. The program honors books year-round, judging them based on a scoring system that evaluates the quality of the writing and production of the book. A book can receive a bronze, silver or gold award based on the final evaluation score.

    William T. Colona ’08,
    Teaneck, New Jersey, accepted a position at Fordham University as director of Government Relations, Federal and Urban Affairs.

    Deaths

    Paul M. Borick, Ph.D. ’47, Clemson, South Carolina
    Francis J. O’Malley ’59, Westport, Connecticut
    Carmen Gigliotti ’60, Carbondale
    Joseph M. Mucciolo, Sr. ’60, Spring Brook Township
    Albert J. Treski ’65, Moosic
    Richard Gratz, M.D. ’73,
    South Abington Township
    James Daniels ’75, Carbondale
    Joseph M. Sparrow, Jr. ’75, Carbondale
    Stanley J. Rzucidlo ’78, G’86, Jermyn
    John J. Valvano ’78, Dunmore
    Kimberly Rupp ’90, G’02, Whites Crossing
    Mark J. DeAntonio ’92,
    Carbondale

    Births    

    A son, Connor Joseph, to Amanda and Jeffrey Manganaro ’02, Hoboken, New Jersey
    A daughter, Cassidy Paige, to Russell and Christine Potts Miller ’02, Collegeville

    Marriages

    Emily Keim ’13
    to Daniel Shaw ’13
    Emily Williams ’16
    to Frank Pallien ’16

    Friends' Deaths

    Marie Farley, widow of Gerald Farley ’51 and sister of Ralph Imbalzano ’68, G’74
    Joseph Greco, father of John Greco, M.D. ’76 and Joseph Greco, M.D. ’83

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