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    Alumni Class Notes, February 2020

    February 4, 2020

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    Robert J. Mancuso G’06, Philadelphia, was elected partner at Drinker Biddel & Reath LLP, effective February 1, 2020. Mancuso is one of 13 attorneys elected in the new partnership class and represents and counsels clients on a variety of life insurance and annuities matters and property and casualty insurance issues.

    Brian J. Patchcoski ’08, State College, was the recipient of the 2019 Alumni Achievement Award from The Pennsylvania State University. Alumni Achievement Award recipients are nominated by an academic college or campus and invited by the president of the University to return to Penn State to share their expertise with students and the University community. Honorees demonstrate to students that Penn State alumni succeed in exceptional fashion at any age.

    Steven A. Picozzo ’17,
    Covington Township, was among the first Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine students named to the Geisinger Primary Care Scholars program. Geisinger Primary Care scholars pay no tuition or fees and receive a monthly stipend in exchange for signing on to become primary care providers in the Geisinger system. Program participants may specialize in family medicine, internal medicine or medicine/pediatrics.

    Kara A. Romanowski ’19, Swoyersville, was among the first Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine students named to the Geisinger Primary Care Scholars program. Geisinger Primary Care scholars pay no tuition or fees and receive a monthly stipend in exchange for signing on to become primary care providers in the Geisinger system. Program participants may specialize in family medicine, internal medicine or medicine/pediatrics.

    Deaths

    Walter J. Sweeney ’50, Syracuse, New York
    Thomas J. Powell ’55, Nashville, Tennessee
    George W. Compton, Ph.D. ’56,
    Hawley
    John J. Farrell, Jr. ’57, Mamaroneck, New York
    August J. Nicastro ’60,
    Forest Hill, Maryland
    John M. Martin ’63, G’71, Lake Winola
    Edmund Zelno ’65, Narberth
    Russell O. Gunton ’74, Mill City
    Joseph B. Dente, M.D. ’75, Metlakatla, Alaska
    Christopher P. Arnone ’91,
    Jefferson Township
    Michael A. Hegedus ’93, Jefferson Township
    Danielle P. Irvin ’94, Scranton

    Births    

    A daughter, Cora Sophia, to Anthony and Erin Barrett DeCicco ’03, Clarks Summit
    A daughter, Lauren Anne, to Bill ’08 and Ashley Miller Colona ’09, Teaneck, New Jersey
    A daughter, Elliot Louise, to Eric and Sarah Albrecht Ward ’09, Oreland
    A daughter, Olivia Quinn, to Stephen ’12 and Sarah Phillips Fernando ’12, Dunmore
    A daughter, Rory, to John ’12 and Molly Harms Hogan ’13, Rockville Center, New York
    A daughter, Ella Rose, to Dave ’13 and Cassie Doheny Savino ’14, Paramus, New Jersey

    Marriages

    Paul Torok ’90 to Jodi Castiglia
    Emily Halpin ’12
    to Peter Thomas ’11
    Lindsay McLaughlin ’15
    to Stephen Wasylenko ’15, G’15
       
    Friends' Deaths

    Donna Lewis, sister of William George ’79, G’81

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