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    Alumni Class Notes, December 2021

    November 30, 2021

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    Harry A. Lennon ’83, Round Top, New York, has been re-elected to a sixth term on the Greene County, New York Legislature where he serves as Minority Leader.

    Marion Munley ’83, Moosic, recently spoke at the Kentucky Justice Association. Drawing on her extensive trial expertise, Munley spoke to the Association on “Using the Defendants’ Words Against Them to Develop Your Trial Story.” Munley also recently spoke to the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys. Her discussion was titled “Rule of Three: Industry Standard or Make Believe?”

    Lawrence A. J. Spegar '84, Jessup, was recognized in 2021 as one of America's Most Honored Lawyers. Spegar has enjoyed a 35-year career as a trial lawyer representing clients in a comprehensive practice involving areas of personal injury, disability, real estate, business, entertainment and wills and estates. His practice has covered many jurisdictions, including Pennsylvania and the United States Supreme Court. 

    Julius J. Prezelski ’86, Mount Airy, Maryland, was the 2021 recipient of the Ted Beck Effective Educator Award which recognizes JumpStart’s third chairman’s commitment to making evidence-based decisions in striving to improve financial education. From basketball coach to business teacher, Prezelski uses coaching and storytelling as his unique approach to teaching. As a mentor, he uses his own personal experiences to teach the pitfalls and wins of financial management and does not shy away from difficult conversations in the classroom.

    Elizabeth Brue Alterman ’93, Chatham, New Jersey, had her memoir, "Sad Sacked," released by Audible Originals on November 11, 2021. Alterman has also been named Erma Bombeck’s Humor Writer of the Month for November.

    Robert Keenan ’95, Wayne, New Jersey, has been named vice president of Product Management/Development for Adweek.

    James F. McNulty ’96, Gaithersburg, Maryland, was elected to the Gaithersburg City Council. McNulty will serve a 4-year term as one of two new council members in Maryland’s third-largest city.

    Kate Brennan ’03, York, received a 2021 MAP Grant for her work with "The Infinity Trilogy," a YA musical cycle created to encourage mentorship between professionals and fledgling artists. The first piece in the trilogy, "ALiEN8," was recently published with YouthPLAYS after premiering with Drexel University, where she was a Mandell Professional in Residence. The second piece of the trilogy, "Clean Slate," is scheduled to premiere with Passage Theatre Company in 2022. Her book of poetry, "elevated thoughts," was published with Literati Press in 2020. Kate currently lives with her husband, child and dog in York where she is Artistic Director of Ignition Arts. 

    Samuel J. Richards G’15, Shanghai, China, received an honorable mention during the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church’s annual meeting for his peer-reviewed research on Edward Colston. His article, “Historical Revision in Church: Re-examining the ‘Saint' Edward Colston,” was published in the September 2020 issue of the Anglican and Episcopal History, and investigates the legacy of philanthropist, enslaver, and High Anglican Edward Colston who lived from 1636 to 1721. It was noted for its excellent and timely research. Richards currently teaches history and politics at Shanghai American School in China.

     

    WEDDINGS


    Kelly Ann Haggerty ’09
    to Frederick Vilsmeier
    Meagan Pehnke ’10, G’11 to Joseph Serafini ’09
    Kaylee Hatfield ’13 to Anthony Santino
    Brianna McCullough '13 to Demetrios Vlahos
    Elizabeth Joyce ’15 to Bryan Elman ’15
    Elizabeth Palladino ’15, DPT ’18 to Patrick Heneghan ’15
    Meghan Campbell ’16
    to Joseph Costello ’16
    Alison Kucharski '16 to Viliam Varhol
    Maura McGowan '16, DPT '19
    to Zachary Holden

     

    BIRTHS

    A son, Ryan, to Michael and Danielle Tartaglia Centalonza ’06, Randolph, New Jersey
    A daughter, Michaela Kathleen, to  Joseph ’08 and Kaitlyn O’Connor Yourkavitch ’09, G’11, Reading
    A daughter, Sophia Charles, to Christopher and Mary Rose Ho ’10, New York, New York
    A daughter, Margaret Ann, to Joseph ’09 and Meagan Pehnke-Serafini ’10, G’11, Philadelphia
    A son, Owen Lawrence, to Michael and Kristina Russo Joyce, ’12, DPT ’15, Wycoff, New Jersey
    A son, River Michael, to Robert ’13 and Allison Tait Sachs ’14, Morristown, New Jersey
    A daughter, Isla, to Joshua ’15 and Jackie Cavanaugh Ryan ’15, Rockville, Maryland

     

    DEATHS

    Myer B. Kahn ’38, Rockville, Maryland
    Michael A. Rossi, Sr., Ph.D. ’53,
    Hackettstown, New Jersey
    Fred S. Lewenson, D.D.S. ’57, East Norriton
    LTC. Walter J. Lynch, USA, Ret. ’16, Moosic
    Albert J. Marmo ’62, Bowie, Maryland
    Gerald M. Durkin ’68, Clarks Summit
    Joseph F. Gibbons ’70,
    Clarks Summit
    John R. Hirschler ’73, Lancaster
    Nancy Dunleavy Batten ’77, Raleigh, North Carolina
    Thomas Z. Swinick ’78, G’83  Dunmore
    Kevin J. O’Hara ’80, Greenfield Township
    Mark L. Kuna ’84, Allentown
    Brian J. Leahy ’90, Cranford, New Jersey
    Nicole Rusyn Lutz ’93, Olyphant
    Wendy Bailey Morris ’93, Scranton
    Kerri Hubbard Naples ’06, G’09, Hazlet, New Jersey
    Sara R. Wargo ’11, Jessup

     

    FRIENDS' DEATHS

    Rosemary DeMichele, wife of Michael DeMichele, Ph.D. ’63, mother of Michael A. DeMichele, M.D. ’87, Christine DeMichele Consiglio ’89 and Jacqueline DeMichele Kloss, Ph.D. ’92
    Judy Peacock, wife of Thomas Peacock ’61
    Kathleen Thornton, wife of Jeffrey T. Thornton ’85

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