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    Alumni Class Notes, January 2020

    January 8, 2020

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    Sean Keeler, M.D. ’98, Las Vegas, Nevada, and his wife Mary, celebrated their tenth wedding anniversary in Paris, renewing their vows underneath the Eiffel Tower.

    Christopher M. Gallagher ’00, Doylestown, an attorney with Thomas, Thomas & Hafer, LLP (TTH), was promoted to partner in January 2020. Gallagher, who works out of TTH’s Philadelphia Office, handles general liability cases.

    Gregory M. Shahum, Ph.D. '00, G'05, Stamford, Connecticut, a healthcare administrator, guided Edgehill in Stamford to a deficiency-free subacute rehab inspection from the Connecticut Department of Public Health, one of the highest distinctions of quality care and services to its residents. A deficiency-free survey certifies that all skilled nursing care and services provided at the community meet or exceed the regulatory standards outlined by both the State of Connecticut and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services requirements of participation. 

    Daniel Munley, Esq. '90, Waverly Township, successfully achieved recertification as a civil trial advocate from the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA). The NBTA was formed out of a strong conviction that both the law profession and its clients would benefit from an organization designed specifically to create an objective set
    of standards illustrating an attorney's experience and expertise in the practice of trial law. Munley is part of a growing number of trial attorneys who have illustrated their commitment to bettering the legal profession by successfully completing a rigorous application process and providing the consumer of legal services with an objective measure by which to choose qualified and experienced legal counsel. The elaborate screening of credentials that all NBTA board certified attorneys must successfully complete includes demonstration of substantial trial experience, submission of judicial and peer references to attest to their competency, attendance of continuing legal education courses and proof of good standing. Board Certification is the highest, most stringent and most reliable honor an attorney can achieve. Board certifications are the only distinctions awarded by non-profit organizations. The NBTA as well as all board-certifying organizations are committed to safeguarding the public’s ability to choose a good attorney. Munley is a graduate of the University of Tulsa College of Law. He is a member of the Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America and is on the Board of Regents of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys. Munley is a past Chairperson of the American Association for Justice Trucking Litigation Group. He frequently travels around the U.S. to speak on trucking matters. Approximately three percent of American lawyers are board certified, and Munley is a member of a very select group who has taken the time to prove competence in their specialty area and earn board certification.

    Deaths

    Fred Mitchell ’56, Scranton
    Robert M. Gilroy ’57, Silver Spring, Maryland
    Nicholas J. Rossi ’57, Apalachin, New York
    Gerald J. Davies ’58, Pittsburgh
    Bernard Hochman ’58, Los Angeles, California
    Paul J. Brazill ’64,
    Vestal, New York
    Patrick F. Fischetti ’64, Archbald
    Marie O. Carpenter G’69, Dickson City
    Joseph P. Sharkness G’73, Dallas
    Peter M. Millets ’96, G’97, Bethlehem
    Kristen Erk Erbach, D.M.D. ’00, Honesdale

    Births    

    A son, Aaron Joseph, to Ali and Joseph Butash, M.D. ’07, Buffalo, New York
    A daughter, Gia Rey, to Ashley and James Cilento ’14, Scranton
    A daughter, Avery Lisa, to Olivia Warnero ’16 and Tyler Sherman, North Port, Florida

    Marriages

    Stephanie Kazanas, Ph.D. ’08 to Kevin Berry, M.D. ’09
    Ryan Snyder ’11
    to Tara Fleisher
    Eilish Huvane ’13
    to Robby Granstrand ’13  

    Friends' Deaths

    William Fendrock, brother of John Fendrock ’48

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