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    Alumni Class Notes, September 2020

    September 1, 2020

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    John J. Luciani G’87, York, president of First Capital Engineering (FCE), is now officially certified as a professional traffic operations engineer (PTOE). The PTOE certification is the highest level of licensing available in the field of Traffic Engineering.

    Christen Gilmore Pionzio ’91, Doylestown, a principal in the firm Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell and Lupin, was included in the 2021 edition of the Best Lawyers in America. Pionzio was recognized for Land Use and Zoning Law.

    Mona Spellman-Benjamin ’07, Griffin, Georgia, was recently inducted into the The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing 2020. Spellman-Benjamin is currently working toward building a business model for Nursing Research Implementation, American Nursing Care Solutions. The objective is to put nursing research into action in order to implement nursing research findings. One of the first research leadership papers looked at staffing and short staffing issues.

    Ashley Miller Colona, ’09, Teaneck, New Jersey, is now a fourth grade teacher at The Academy of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Tenafly, New Jersey.

     

    Deaths

    Harold J. Laggner, M.D. ’42,
    Longwood, Florida
    Albert Tawil, M.D. ’58, Tampa, Florida
    John T. Gough ’59, Horseheads, New York
    Walter B. McNichols ’59, Endicott, New York
    Robert D. Zoka ’61, Kingston
    George Karsko, Jr. ’62, Toms River, New Jersey
    Leonard L. Szpara, Ed.D. ’65, Mount Joy
    Joseph F. O’Donnell G’73,
    York
    Joseph G. Betachini ’75, G’79, Archbald
    Patricia P. Lawhon G’76,
    Corpus Christi, Texas
    Rev. Lynn H. Tompkins ’76, Kingsley
    Sean P. McCauley ’11, Levittown, New York

     

    Births

    A son, Flynn Joseph, to David and Angela Colarusso Boonstra ’02, Hoboken, New Jersey
    A son, Wyatt Ellis, to Grif and Jen Gentile Gassert ’08, Alpharetta, Georgia
    A son, Edward Michael, to Thomas, M.D. '09 and Tara Gramigna Churilla, D.O. '11, Roaring Brook Township
    A son, Jack Robert McDermott, to Michael ’10 and Joan Miller McDermott '10, Kennett Square; grandson of Michael McDermott '71, Newtown Square

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