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73 4 2008
REGIS
ALUMNI NEWS
VOLUME 73 | NUMBER 4 | SUMMER 2008

James E. Buggy
Vice President for Development ON THE
Tina Throckmorton
Annual Fund Director

Brian Peterson
INSIDE
Principal Gifts Officer
3 President’s Report
John W. Prael ‘63 4 Message From the Alumni Board
Alumni Director 5 Regians Meet Pope Benedict XVI
6 Regis Centerfielder Overcomes Size, Diabetes to Become a Star
Edward Stenger ‘02
Alumni Communications Director 8 The School That Works
10 News & Notes
Jennifer Reeder
13 Class of 2008: Where are they going?
Executive Assistant
14 Reunions 2008
Chelsea Glickfield 16 Prowlings
Database Manager
31 Milestones
Thomas A. Hein ‘99 32 Calendar of Events
Layout & Design

A number of photographs in this edition have been


provided by the Regian, Regis’ yearbook, and faculty
member George Watson. We thank them for their
work and generosity.

Regis grants reproduction rights of all material to


qualified, non-profit institutions. Regis High School
and the Alumni Association reserve the right to
publish and edit all submissions and letters to the
editor as space permits.

Submissions must be sent to:


Regis High School Development Office On the cover: Graduation and the 50th reunion were held June 7th and
55 East 84th Street, New York, NY 10028-1221 June 14th respectively, but that didn’t stop the two groups from meeting
Phone: (212) 288-1142 • Fax: (212) 288-2111 each other. Highlighted on the cover are Carlos Arnaldo ’58 and Gaven
Trinidad ’08, a student volunteer at the 50th reunion celebration.
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PRESIDENT’S REPORT
On a very warm June 7th, one of the No matter how wonderful the Regis experience is, the school’s real
largest graduating classes in recent mission is to prepare competent and dedicated men to leave Regis
memory marched down the aisle and be of great service. Actually, one of the most interesting parts
of St. Ignatius Loyola Church to of my job is to get to meet so many Regians so many years after
receive their diplomas. For the 141 of they have graduated and hear stories of the great things that Regis
our newest alumni, it was the usual prepared them to do later in life. Quality educational preparation
bittersweet moment. Four years of remains all too rare; such preparation for vision and mission is what
life on 84th Street taught them a lot we try to provide year in and year out.
about learning, and even more about
friendship. I have taken to updating Along the lines of Brian’s comments, it is a great pleasure to celebrate
the rather infamous line older alumni with Dr. Anthony S. Fauci ’58 as he receives the Presidential Medal
have reported hearing early in their of Freedom for his many years of service in public health and for his
Regis careers: “Look to the right of you and to the left of you. One of internationally acclaimed work in AIDS research. We had a bit of a
your will not be here next year.” Decades after deciding that student jump on the President by giving Tony the John Francis Regis medal
retention was a good thing, I now tell freshmen: “Look to the right in 2006 for his example of service. An essay he wrote for NPR’s This
of you and to the left of you. One of those guys will probably be in I Believe series sums up a goal worthy of emulation for all Regians: “I
your wedding party.” Freshmen seem a bit puzzled; the graduates believe I have a personal responsibility to make a positive impact on
walking into St. Ignatius understand exactly what I mean. Bonding society. I’ve tried to accomplish this goal by choosing a life of public
is part of a single-sex education. The unusually strong Regis bond service. I am a physician and a scientist confronting the challenge of
comes partly from traveling so far to be together each day, partly infectious diseases. I consider my job a gift. It allows me to try and
from spending so much serious activity time together (winning all help alleviate the suffering of humankind.” He credits both Regis
those Speech and Debate championships requires an enormous and Holy Cross for the intellectual training to achieve this goal of
number of weekend days!), partly from sharing retreats and service service. It seems to me that this honor to Dr. Fauci, as well as Brian’s
projects together, and partly from simply challenging each other to inspirational words at graduation, provide some excellent reflection
work as hard as possible in and out of the classroom. Graduation is on what it means to be “successful.” Against a societal norm of fame
a celebratory highpoint, but also a real moving on and moving away and fortune, we hold up a model of loving service in return for the
experience. talents and opportunities God has given us. Thank you for the many
ways you live that in your lives. Thank you also for helping to ensure
Brian Cross ’08, the winner of the Heitefuss Award this year, that a fresh crop of young men emerge from St. Ignatius each June
gave the address for the graduates. You can read the whole speech intent on doing the same.
on the Regis Web Site. Brian spent part of his speech imagining
graduates returning for their reunion, and part of it serves as a good
reminder:

I love Regis. I think that almost all of us do. But I hope


and pray that when we come back here in twenty five years, Philip G. Judge, S.J.
we don’t talk about how the best years of our lives actually President
happened twenty five years ago… No matter how sad we
may be to leave Regis, each of us knows somewhere inside PS: My column in the last issue discussed vocations in the Church.
us that it would be an even more tragic thing to discover Some have asked how many of our alumni are permanent deacons.
that our lives indeed peaked when we were eighteen years We really do not know, since it was never an “occupational category”
old. In fact, I would say that the Regis education at its in our data bases. We would like to keep some track of that as a way
most successful would give one the ability to embrace the that our alumni serve. If you are a permanent deacon, could you
fact that there’s just so much more out there to experience, send a quick-e-mail to Ted Stenger (tstenger@regis-nyc.org) in the
to savor, to improve, to learn, to serve, and to love. alumni office to let us know? Thanks!
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MESSAGE FROM THE ALUMNI BOARD


JAMES F. DONOHUE ‘90
The alumni board has been tasked with developing means, programs
and activities that serve, support and foster the overall alumni body.
These efforts can take many shapes and forms – from alumni retreats
to young alumni basketball. I wanted to take this time to highlight
another opportunity for alums to serve the overall alumni body,
which, based on my experience, pays benefits for all those involved.

As many of you already know, Regis seniors had and it continued a pattern of activity that allowed to be paid, which removes on major
have the opportunity to spend their third every Regis intern we have had has displayed. hurdle for getting “corporate” approval for
trimester out of the classroom by participating them. The paperwork that the alum must
in either a Christian Service project or business I think the benefits to the students are complete is minimal. The majority of the
internship. For the last couple of years, my tremendous. The intern works four full days effort is in identifying a project for the intern
company has taken on a Regis senior as an a week (the fifth is spent at Regis) from mid- to sink their teeth into. For the majority of us
intern during the spring trimester. Each time I February through mid-May. In that time, they overburdened workaholics, that should not be
have found the experience to be a very positive gain real-world business experience generally a challenge.
one for all involved. I by no means want to unavailable to someone their age. It also helps
draw support away from the very valuable and them figure out how they may want to focus Finally, the real benefit I see to this program is
enriching experience of a Christian Service their studies during college as well as jump more subtle than those mentioned above yet,
project, which is how I actually spent my third start their efforts to find meaningful summer ultimately, more important. Most of us will
trimester. However, I wanted to highlight the employment during their college years. agree that the health and vitality of the alumni
benefits that I have seen from the internship community is a critical component to the long
program. However, for purposes of this article, I term mission of Regis. One way to ensure that
wanted to draw attention to the benefits to health and vitality is by continuing to actively
I must say that when I got the call a couple the “hiring” alum. First, you are pretty much welcome recent grads into this community.
of years ago from Mr. Walsh to take on an assured you are getting a smart, dedicated I believe that the program provides an
intern, I was a bit hesitant. The prospect of mind. Knowing that the intern is from Regis opportunity to help build a bridge between
bringing on someone with absolutely no office does set them apart from your typical high life as a student and life as an alumnus. These
experience while at the same time agreeing school student. The “Frank Walsh” stamp of students can see quite clearly the strong, active
to Mr. Walsh that I would come up with a approval is a stronger sign of quality than most alumni family that continues to serve Regis.
meaningful, “real work” project for the intern, headhunters and Dan Dougherty is better than
seemed like it would be more trouble than a professional background check. Over recent years, the alumni body has come
benefit. I was completely wrong. together through such forums as the Regis
Secondly, these guys are flexible and can be Business Network and Regis Bar Association
I work in New York for a privately- thrown at a variety of projects. The “hiring” in order to help ourselves professionally.
held Investment Banking firm, WR alum needs to make a commitment to give the Perhaps both of these networks could provide
Hambrecht+Co. Over the past couple of years, intern a meaningful assignment. But that can valuable forums for identifying internship
we have had several Regis interns. Our most take a number of forms. For example, Paul opportunities? I encourage those interested in
recent intern was this past spring when a Regis rolled his sleeves up and dove into a several this program to reach out to Frank Walsh to
senior named Paul Shabazian spent several research projects that “we could never really get discuss it further. It does not take much and
months with us working across a variety of around to.” In this day and age, a Regis senior the benefits will far outweigh the costs.
projects. Our firm takes on interns throughout is going to be far more adept at maneuvering
the year from a variety of well-regarded colleges his way around databases and computer
and universities. I must say that, aside from systems than the majority of alums. Deo et Patriae,
not having some of the academic financial Jim Donohue ‘90
background that college business students have, The process for bringing on an intern is
Paul performed as well any intern that we have extremely straightforward. They are not
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REGIANS MEET POPE BENEDICT XVI REGIS ALUMNI BOARD


On Saturday, April 19, more than 22,000 young St. Joseph’s Church in Yorkville. On Friday, April Mr. J. Kenneth Hickman ’46
people gathered at St. Joseph’s Seminary 18th, Pope Benedict led a private ecumenical jkenhickman@verizon.net
(Dunwoodie) in Yonkers for a youth rally with Pope service at St. Joseph’s which was attended by Mr. Andrew J. Hernon ’49
Benedict XVI. In addition to the more than thirty over 250 Protestant and Orthodox Christian hernon0613@earthlink.net
Regians who traveled there together with Mr. John leaders. Although he may have felt more at home
Connelly ‘56 and Fr. Anthony Andreassi, C.O., to in the traditionally German neighborhood 75 Mr. Thomas J. Hickey ’53
tjhickey@warpdriveonline.com
represent Regis, at least a dozen more Regians years ago, there was still lots of black, red and
went with their parish youth groups. However, gold to be seen waving alongside the Vatican Mr. John M. Morriss ’55
two Regis sophomores played a special role in flag as the Pope made his way down 87th Street jmorriss11@optonline.net
the day’s activities. Ryan Mowbray ‘10 of Staten toward St. Joseph’s. Once there the Pope was
Mr. John J. Hannaway ’57
Island was selected to appear on stage with the surely impressed to find that Msgr. Sullivan does
hannawayjj@aol.com
Holy Father as part of a group of young people his own part to maintain some of the original
who read brief biographies of important Catholic Yorkville character by continuing to offer a Mass Mr. John F. Tweedy ’63
New Yorkers, including several saints, and then in German. According to a German parishioner john.tweedy@verizon.net
presented the Pope with a gift representative quoted in the New York Times, “Msgr. Sullivan’s Rev. Michael Holleran ’67
of each woman and man. After offering a few pronunciation is perfect,” which the reporter celestial49@msn.com
words about one of these New Yorkers, Ryan acknowledged as a tribute to a Regis High School
was presented to the Pope who gave him a set education. Mr. Dennis E. Milton ’69
of rosary beads. Brian Dunlop ’10 of the Bronx Dennis_Milton@nyeb.uscourts.gov
was part of a small chorus who sang to the Holy Mr. Kevin J. Farrelly ’72
Father in German and then he, too, was presented kjf@farrellylaw.com
to Pope Benedict. Since Brian studies German
at Regis, he was able to speak to the pope in his Mr. William J. O’Connell ’74
billo@bestweb.net
native tongue.

In addition to Regis’ student involvement with Mr. Bernard J. Kilkelly ’78


the Pope’s visit to New York, Fr. Philip Judge, S.J. bjkilkelly@gmail.com
‘80, president of Regis, Fr. Arthur Bender, S.J. ‘67, Mr. William G. Passannante ’80
chair of the history department, Fr. Joseph Lux, wpassannante@andersonkill.com
S.J., and Fr. James van Dyke, S.J., rector of the
Mr. John M. Conlon ’81
Jesuit community and member of Regis’ Board of
john.conlon@verizon.net
Trustees, were present at the Holy Father’s Mass
with priests and religious at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Mr. Richard W. Morgner ’88
earlier that morning. If you were listening in to richard.morgner@millerbuckfire.com
varied local news commentators during the Pope’s
Mr. James F. Donohue ’90
visit, you would have heard them supplemented jdonohue@wrhambrecht.com
by Fr. Joseph O’Hare, S.J. ’48, currently of America
Magazine and Fr. Joseph McShane, S.J. ’67, Mr. Michael D. Smyth ’93
President of Fordham University, among others. smythmds@optonline.net

Mr. John P. Morris ’98


Perhaps the Regian who got closest to the Pope Above: Msgr. John Sullivan ’53, pastor of St. Joseph’s
johnpmorris@gmail.com
however, was Msgr. John B. Sullivan ’53, pastor of in Yorkville, preparing to welcome Pope Benedict XVI
to the Church. Mr. Christopher J. Nooney ’00
chrisnooney@optonline.net

Mr. Alfred J. Chianese ’01


REGIANS IN MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT ajchianese@gmail.com

The new alumni network, Regians in Media & contacted Rolando Garcia ’98, the founder of the
Entertainment, held its first event on Friday, June network, to express their interest in the group.
20th at the K2 lounge in the Rubin Museum of
Any interested alumni can join the network’s
Art on West 17th St.
email listserve by visiting groups.yahoo.
com/group/regiansinmedia/ Some additional
The meet and greet attracted upwards of 50
information can be found on the Regis alumni
alumni, many of whom stayed for a couple hours
site at www.regis-nyc.org/alumni The group
or more. Attendees ran the gamut from producers
hopes to put together another event in the
to bloggers to stage workers and beyond. Many
early fall. Feel free to contact Rolando with any
other alumni, some from out of town, had also
questions at rolando.r.garcia@gmail.com
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Regis Centerfielder Overcomes


Size, Diabetes to Become a Star
By Kevin Esteves ‘08 hitting .430 with 24 steals. The senior something that was just going to go away.
captain and center fielder from New When doctors failed to even mention the
CONEY ISLAND, N.Y. -- On a cool, Rochelle, N.Y., refuses to slow down -- prospect of playing sports in their initial
crisp day at Keyspan Park, Tony Negrin spending his offseason as the starting point conversations with him and his family,
digs in for his first at bat amidst the jeers guard and co-captain for Regis’ basketball Negrin began to fear the worst: “I figured
of the opposing team. team. And while many are amazed at that baseball and basketball were done
just how passionately Negrin competes -- with,” he says.
Come on shorty, you ain’t got nothing.
most don’t know that for the last 12 years
Negrin has been combating a disease that In such heartbreaking times, Negrin’s
Easy out. Easy out.
robs many children of the ability to lead family and friends remained supportive
The opposing pitcher, a towering figure, normal lives, let alone excel in sports. and were dedicated to making Negrin’s
stares down Negrin -- all 5-foot-6 of him. childhood as normal as possible. “We
On the first pitch, Negrin swings and laces When Negrin was just 6 years old, he allowed Tony to face his disease straight
a grounder to the third baseman. Racing underwent a routine checkup and was on,” says his mother, Gina. “When in a
down the line, he beats out the throw and diagnosed with Type-1 diabetes. “The test public place, if Tony had to take an insulin
offers a mischievous smile to the fans, results came back and my mother came shot or prick his finger to check his blood
perhaps foreshadowing his attempt to steal into the room crying,” he says. “I had to sugar, it was done. We never allowed him
second base on the very next pitch. be rushed to the hospital.” to feel sorry for himself.”

Last spring, the speedy Negrin swiped 27 As a child, Negrin did not initially By teaching their son to accept his
bags in 30 games, while sporting a .452 understand how his life had changed, affliction, Negrin’s parents instilled within
batting average in the leadoff spot for but after spending a week in the hospital, him the confidence he needed to excel in all
Manhattan’s Regis High. This season he’s he realized that this sickness wasn’t facets of life, including academics. During
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his senior year at Regis -- an all-scholarship, tuition-free


Jesuit school -- Negrin balanced baseball, basketball and
his academics while maintaining a 3.8 GPA.

And although Negrin seems to handle his condition


with ease, living with diabetes is a daily struggle in
more ways than one. “It’s not just a finger prick,”
Negrin says. “I have to eat right and I have to sacrifice
sometimes going out if my blood sugar is too high.”

For a teenager, the little things -- like hanging out


with friends -- become more complicated. Negrin
learned from the very beginning that diabetes is not
something that can be overlooked for any period of
time. During games, one can spot Negrin hustling to
the dugout in between innings to test his blood sugar.

Even so, Negrin is quick to point out that diabetes


has not held him back athletically. “I look at it as a
challenge,” Negrin says. “I figure that for some reason
I was given this challenge and I have to prove people
wrong.”

Another aspect of Negrin’s game is the work ethic and


responsibility that he has acquired from managing
his condition. “He’s got excellent leadership ability
because he’s also the most diligent guy in terms of
working out, taking care of himself,” says Regis
baseball coach Dan Dougherty ‘86, “and he’s able to
build great relationships with his teammates.”

This season, Dougherty and Negrin’s teammates


-- who are 13-1 and have clinched the CHSAA’s
Manhattan/Bronx Divison regular season title -- say REGIS BASEBALL HIGHLIGHTS
that their captain’s leadership has been invaluable.
“Tony’s the catalyst to our success, in every game,” Tony Negrin ’08 and Mark Skrapits ’08 were named to the Daily
Dougherty says. News’ All City team.

Tony, the LaSalle-bound center fielder and leadoff hitter,


Whether Regis can take home a city title remains
bounced back from a broken hand to hit .301 with a .376 on
to be seen, but where Negrin will play next is not.
base percentage. He stole 24 bases and scored 24 runs.
He has accepted a full scholarship to play baseball
at Division I LaSalle University. In college, Negrin Mark, the Fairfield-bound shortstop, batted .451 with a .547
not only hopes to excel on the field but also has OBP. He had 25 steals and scored 27 runs. He also made 6
aspirations to become a doctor. Says Negrin, “Ever pitching appearances, going 4-0 with 2 saves.
since I got diabetes, medicine has been my thing and I Regis finished the season 16-2 and won the Bronx/Manhattan
have always wanted to be a doctor.” division title.
Reprinted with permission from SI.com
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The School That Works


(Left) Dan McCarthy ’02 (donning the sweatshirt of
his other alma mater, Georgetown ) supervised a
group of Don Bosco Cristo Rey students participating
in the National Help the Homeless Walkathon.

the skyrocketing cost of education and the


shortage of suitable benefactresses, this was
no simple task. After teaming up with a
management consultant named Richard
Murray, the two men devised a plan to draw
funds from the least likely of sources: their
economically-disadvantaged students. The
idea was to have the students work one day
each week at local corporations in order
to pay their tuitions. However, this only
allowed students to attend school four days
each week. With college as the ultimate
goal, students could not afford to lose
academic time. Without hesitation, Foley
lengthened the school day and year to make
up the difference.

This grand educational experiment began the


next year in August 1996, when Cristo Rey
Jesuit High School welcomed its first group
of students. When asked about those early
days, Foley remembers, “I wanted to hide
By Dan McCarthy ‘02 His was the first of many wide-eyed under my desk.” Soon, however, positive
responses to the news of this unconventional feedback started trickling in from parents,
change in my professional path. I knew I students and job sponsors. It was clear that
When I told my boss I was was leaving a world of financial security and something was working.
leaving Deutsche Bank, his professional mobility, one I had fought hard
long silence was broken with a to enter as an undergraduate English major News of Foley’s school and its innovative
with no business background. Still, my time work-study model spread and soon other
simple, yet expected, question: at Regis and then Georgetown University cities clamored for their own Cristo Rey
had instilled in me the belief that education school. Around the country there are now
“Is it Goldman [Sachs]?” is our greatest hope for social change and I nineteen Cristo Rey schools with three more
did not want that mindset to take a backseat set to open in the fall. In the tri-state area
Rather than let him go down in my career. For a few months I had alone, there are schools in Harlem, Brooklyn
considered various educational initiatives and Newark.
the standard list of competitors – Teach for America, Knowledge is Power
who may have poached his Program, Alliance for Catholic Education, to
All such schools belong to the Cristo Rey
name a few – but I could never bring myselfNetwork, a national association of schools
young analyst, I jumped in with to take the next step. Then I read about unified by the work-study model and a
my un-expected answer: Cristo Rey. shared commitment to provide high-quality,
Catholic education to a segment of the
Cristo Rey was conceptualized in 1995 when population that otherwise could not afford
“I’ve actually decided to teach Rev. John Foley, SJ, accepted the job of it. Twenty-nine religious congregations,
at a start-up high school in creating a high-quality but affordable high including nine of the ten U.S. Provinces of
school for Mexican immigrant children in Jesuits, are religious sponsors or co-sponsors
Washington, D.C.” the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. Given of Cristo Rey schools across the country.
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The schools maintain functional autonomy behavior improve, confidence soar and GPAs are within their reach. Third, students take
but benefit from the resources and oversight rise. Results from our standardized tests the next step and decide that not only are
of the Network office as well as the constant arrived last week; without any specialized such careers possible but desirable. Fourth,
circulation of best practices from other preparation, our scores improved an students realize that the only way to achieve
member schools. unprecedented seven percentage points in their personal and professional dreams is by
one year. working hard in school to get to college.
The rapid growth of the Network over these
past few years highlights the glaring hole The obvious question, then, is how did This trajectory takes place at different times
in secondary education for low-income, this crazy idea, borne out of financial for different students but the common
urban students. With low test scores and necessity, blossom into a powerful and thread is that students at Cristo Rey take
high dropout rates, the plight of inner-city transferable model for educational success? ownership of their education. Most students
education can be described in no uncertain I have spent many hours over the past year arrive by 7:30am and do not leave until
terms as an epidemic. Still, the need for considering this very question, and while 5:30pm, typically with Regis-like commutes
good high schools in these areas does not by no singular answer exists, my response is as on both ends of the day. Teachers,
itself explain the spread of Cristo Rey. After follows. While other models use behavior administrators and job sponsors set the bar
all, only something with an impressive track modification or a strict emphasis on unusually high in terms of behavior and
record merits replication. standardized tests, Cristo Rey attempts to performance. Yet I am continually amazed
narrow the achievement gap by creating a by how our students meet and even exceed
What the Cristo Rey Network has achieved student-initiated achievement culture. our lofty expectations; I am blown away by
in a small period of time is nothing short their maturity and professionalism, but most
of remarkable. With rigorous college This culture starts with the work program, of all their determination.
preparatory curriculums, ninety-eight where students perform entry-level clerical
percent of students graduate and ninety-five work in law firms, banks and consultancies. In writing this article, I found out that I am
percent attend college. In fact, there are five The program originally meant to simply not the only Regian involved with Cristo Rey.
Cristo Rey alumni currently attending my fund these students’ schooling actually has Bill Ford ’82 is Principal of Cristo Rey Jesuit
alma mater, Georgetown, with three more invaluable educational benefits. First, these (New York); Mike O’Hagan ’83 is Principal of
on the way next year. jobs give students exposure to a previously Arrupe Jesuit (Denver); John Witkiewicz ’00
unseen world, showing all that exists in the teaches Theology at Arrupe Jesuit (Denver);
In just my first year at Don Bosco Cristo professional realm. Second, by performing Chris Devron, SJ, former director of the
Rey in Takoma Park, MD, I can already work that, while not glamorous, is both REACH program, is the Founding President
see the source of these statistics at work. real and important, the students feel part of Christ the King (Chicago); Todd Austin,
Over these past ten months I have watched of this world and realize that such careers current director of the REACH program, was
the feasibility study director and founding
President of San Juan Diego (Austin). The
fact that Cristo Rey would attract Regians
is unsurprising not simply because of Regis’
emphasis on social justice but also because
of the many practical similarities between
the two models. Both originated, albeit
eighty-two years apart, to provide affordable,
academically-excellent Catholic educations
to groups who could not afford them. Both
succeed today because of the high expectations
infused with cura personalis that they set forth
for every student.

For information on job sponsorship or


volunteer opportunities, please visit the Cristo
Rey website at www.cristoreynetwork.org. If
you have any questions, please contact
Don Bosco Cristo Rey students take a field trip to visit Georgetown University where they met with Dan McCarthy ’02 at mccarthyd@dbcr.org
admissions officers, toured the campus, attended classes, and had lunch in the student cafeteria.
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NEWS & NOTES

MARK KOLAKOWSKI ’77 WRITES STUDENT GUIDE TO BUSINESS CAREERS


dentistry, teaching, the clergy and other outline and, yes, wrote about half the final
paths didn’t seem to suit me. Business was book in a week. Then, at John’s urging, I
my default option.” added profiles of major white-collar career
paths. Happily, the feedback has been
After economics at Harvard and a finance overwhelmingly positive so far.”
MBA from Wharton, Mark began a
multidisciplinary career at AT&T, Touche After being presented with a copy of the
Ross and Merrill Lynch. In 2001, he became book Frank Walsh added: “Mark’s book is
a freelance writer and consultant. Then John chock full of basic, practical information and
Wills, a Georgetown Prep-bred Harvard sage advice for young persons—bright high
roommate, whose brother co-founded the school students and college students alike—
Catholic University of Ukraine, urged Mark who are planning a future in business. His
to write a book for his publishing firm. taxonomy of careers should be particularly
helpful to those still “uninitiated” readers
“John loved my idea: case studies drawn who are just beginning to explore their
In developing Career Confidential: An from my experiences, with an eye to the options in the business world.”
Insider’s Guide to Business (Bamboo Books, humorous and memorable, that teach
Arlington, VA), Mark Kolakowski ‘77 important lessons about the business world. In February, Mark became the guide to
thought back to his Regis days. “I didn’t The sort of stuff I wish I knew when I was in financial careers for About.com
know what a career in business really school, and even well into my own working (see http://financecareers.about.com), a top
entailed, but I decided on one through life. After spinning my wheels for a few 15 content site owned by The New York
a process of elimination. Law, medicine, years, I hunkered down, made a detailed Times.

MICHAEL RAMOS ’79 NAMED EXECUTIVE ALEXANDER PASSANTINO ’89


DIRECTOR OF THE CHURCH COUNCIL OF NOMINATED BY PRESIDENT BUSH
GREATER SEATTLE On March 5th, President
Mr. Ramos, former he has done to partner more Bush nominated Alexander
head of the Council’s with ethnically diverse churches. Passantino ’89 to be
social justice ministries, Previously on the Council he has Administrator of the Wage
was named the new worked extensively to organize the and Hour Division at the
executive director many Catholic congregations now Department of Labor. Mr.
in late May. Chosen in flux with growing numbers of Passantino currently serves
from over 30 qualified candidates Latino members. Before serving on as Deputy Administrator
nationwide, he will be the first the Council he had also worked as and Acting Administrator of
layperson to be selected as executive director of Latino ministries for the the Division. Prior to this,
director in the Council’s 89-year Diocese of Oakland, California. he served as Senior Policy
history. The Council, which includes Another issue that Mr. Ramos Advisor to the Assistant
about 420 Seattle area Catholic and plans to put front and center is the Secretary at the Employment
Protestant churches, runs social- Council’s work on behalf of the Standards Administration at
service programs, lobbies for social homeless. the Department of Labor.
justice and works for cooperation Before joining the Department of Labor, he worked as an
among different faiths and Michael is married with two associate at Hunton & Williams, LLP.
denominations. daughters. His family lives in Seattle Mr. Passantino received his Bachelor of Arts degree in
and attends St. Patrick’s Catholic political science from Emory University and his Juris
As executive director, Mr. Ramos Church on Capitol Hill. He holds Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Georgia School
plans to reach out to evangelical a Master of Divinity degree from of Law. He lives in Virginia with his wife, Kristin, and their
churches and continue the work Seattle University. daughter.
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ANTHONY FAUCI ’58 AWARDED MEDAL OF FREEDOM


On June 19th at the White House, President His efforts to advance our understanding
Bush awarded the Presidential Medal and treatment of HIV/AIDS have brought
of Freedom to six Americans including hope and healing to tens of millions in both
Dr. Anthony Fauci ’58. The medal is the developed and developing nations. The
highest civilian award in the United States United States honors Anthony Fauci for his
and is considered to be equivalent to the commitment to enabling men, women, and
Congressional Gold Medal. It is designed children to live longer, healthier lives.”
to recognize individuals who have made
“an especially meritorious contribution Dr. Fauci is currently the director of the
to the security or national interests of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious
United States, world peace, cultural or other Diseases and also serves as one of the
significant public or private endeavors.” key advisors to the White House and the
Department of Health and Human Services
The text of Dr. Fauci’s citation reads: “As on global AIDS issues. In presenting Dr.
a physician, medical researcher, author, Fauci with the award, President Bush
and public servant, Dr. Anthony Fauci has mentioned how much he knows Dr. Fauci
Above: Anthony Fauci ‘58 receiving the Presidential
dedicated his life to expanding the horizons credits his success to his Jesuit education.
Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the of human knowledge and making progress After finishing at Regis, Anthony graduated
United States. toward groundbreaking cures for diseases. from Holy Cross.

REGIANS WIN THINKQUEST HONORED FOR excitement of scientific exploration. “Doing research
is like doing a good puzzle,” he says. “It enthralls
COMPUTER AWARDS AGAIN EXCELLENCE IN SCIENCE me, captivates my attention and thus motivates me
Congratulations to the Web team of: Ben Adolfo Cuesta ’06, a rising to follow the experiment through to the end.” He
Buchanan ‘08, Coulter King ‘09, Matthew junior at Haverford College, was will be at the University of Texas at Southwestern in
McNierney ‘10, Anjit Fageria ‘11 Lawrence recently named an Honorable Dallas this summer, working in a cancer research lab
Kennedy’11. Their team won the Accessibility Mention winner by the Barry that investigates oxygen dependent pathways in clear
award for the national ThinkQuest competition M. Goldwater Scholarship and type renal cell carcinomas.
2008 (one of the two first place awards for Excellence in Education Program.
Division 3 – Grades 9-12). To view the website The Goldwater Foundation
go to http://www.tqnyc.org/library/awards08.php awards annual scholarships to outstanding REGIANS PLACE WELL IN
and click on The Accessibility award. The title undergraduates planning to pursue careers in NATIONAL SPANISH EXAM
of the Website is “Introduction to Interactivity science and mathematics.
Online.” The National Spanish Examination is an online,
Cuesta, a biology/biochemistry major, became standardized assessment tool given voluntarily
This award won by the Regis team is for the web involved with scientific research at an early age, by over 3000 teachers throughout the United
site that is easiest to navigate for visually impaired spending his high school summers working in States to measure proficiency and achievement
Web users. Accessible websites are characterized laboratories at places such as Temple University, of students who are studying Spanish as a second
by clear text that can be resized, headings for fast the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious language.
navigation, good contrast and clean fonts. The Disease (NIAID) in Bethesda, Md., and
prizes were a laptop for each student in the team, the University of Washington in Seattle. At The majority of Regis students who took the
a $1000 gift certificate from Best Buy for the Haverford, he has been assisting Professor of exam scored above the 90th percentile nationally,
school and a $1000 gift certificate from Best Buy Biology and Associate Provost Phil Meneely in and a number of students placed in the
for the coach, Ms. Caroline Christie. studying the genetic components of chromosome Metropolitan area. Those winners are: Zachary
pairing during meiosis, which underlies the Ashenfarb, 2nd Place on the Level 1 Exam;
The ThinkQuest Challenge is a contest for production of sperm and egg cells. Christopher Neylan, 3rd Place in the Outside
students to create educational websites. The Experience category of the Level 1 Exam; Daniel
project-based, collaborative learning experience “Defects in chromosome pairing can lead to Corry, 2nd Place in Outside Experience Level 2
addresses 21st century learning by providing an human diseases such as Down’s Syndrome and Exam; Samuel Flinn, Honorable Mention on the
opportunity for students to develop higher order Klinefelter’s Syndrome,” says Cuesta. “A better Level 2 Exam; Andrew Summerfield, 2nd Place
thinking skills, problem solve in a real world understanding of the molecular mechanisms of on the Level 3 Exam; Ryan Mowbray, Honorable
context, and act as knowledge producers. Readers chromosome pairing is as a result necessary in Mention on the Level 3 Exam; Russell Quiñones,
may remember that the Regis Web team also order to better understand the underlying cause 1st Place in Outside Experience Level 3 Exam;
won last year’s ThinkQuest New York City Web for human aneuploidy [a change in the number Joseph Sullivan, 1st Place in Outside Experience
Design Competition. of chromosomes that can lead to abnormalities].” Level 4 Exam; Matthew Windels, Honorable
Cuesta most enjoys the intellectual challenge and Mention on Level 3 Outside Experience.
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FORE TROST VII


FR. FREDERICK J. O’BRIEN, S.J. REST IN PEACE
This year, the Fore Trost Golf Outing
Fr. Frederick J. O’Brien, S.J., died on Monday, May 19, 2008, at will be celebrating its Seventh
Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital in Hollywood, California. He was Annual Event on September 27th,
76 years of age. He had been a member of the Society of Jesus for 58 highlighted by a day of golf at Lido
years and a priest for 46 years. Golf Club on Long Island and a
reception that will follow at Regis
Most Regians are familiar with Fr. O’Brien through his time spent that evening. The Fore Trost Outing
here in the 1976-1977 school year as a history teacher and adjunct benefits the Gregory Trost Memorial
administrator and then as principal (headmaster in those days) from Scholarship at Regis in honor of Greg,
1983 to 1989. After serving in that capacity, Father O’Brien became our classmate, who lost his life on
Assistant to the New York Provincial for Secondary Education September 11, 2001. Last year was a
from 1990 to 2001. Then, having finished his career in secondary smashing success for our fundraising
education, he indulged his interest in history by becoming the New York Province Archivist. efforts and we are working our way
Fluent in English, Spanish and German, Father O’Brien helped manage many of the international towards permanently endowing
correspondences from the Provincial’s office. He also returned to Regis to assist in the formation a scholarship in Greg’s honor. We
of the archives here. are hoping to have many of our
classmates and Greg’s friends attend
Besides having been a scholar, an administrator and a historian, Father O’Brien was a devoted this year for a night of fun. Please
priest. He spent several weeks each year on the west coast providing pastoral care in the visit our website at www.foretrost.
Archdiocese of Los Angeles, especially at Blessed Sacrament Church in Hollywood, CA. It was org for the latest information and
during his last visit to the west coast that Father O’Brien fell ill, received hospitalization, and died. opportunities to make donations and
register for the event.

REMEMBRANCES OF FR. O’BRIEN


One day, while doing morning announcements, liked Father O’Brien so much. He was a full to be my history teacher in junior year. I
I had to read script that went something like this, immersion-style student of Spanish, which had observed Fr. O’Brien only in addresses
Santiago Vazquez and his small family always as headmaster, where his reserved, New
“GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS!!! Remember that
appreciated. His impulse was to see in people England accent I misread for being stern and
tonight’s dance in the auditorium begins
the gifts that God had given them. He was unapproachable.
at 8pm and our sister academy will be
the sort of leader that inspires leadership
represented in full force, and that means For the next two years, Fr. O’Brien taught
in others through example. He worked so
GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS!!!!” us Western History. I have never felt more
hard that he made it look easy. For that, I am
confidence in my intellect than at seventeen
Then, I felt compelled to embellish with the forever grateful to Father O’Brien. I’ll never
under Fr. O’Brien’s tutelage. Fr. O’Brien had
following pearl of extemporaneous wit, forget him.
us plunging into out-of-print texts in the
“Also remember that I do not write these — Santiago Vazquez ‘89 reading room at the New York Public Library.
announcements.” To learn French and German history from
Fr. O’Brien was to learn the culture from the
For a moment of tense anticipation that The Class of ’89 had a particular affection inside out.
seemed much longer than it actually was, I for Fr. O’Brien. We happily dedicated our
nervously, VERY nervously, awaited Father A last story speaks, I believe, to the essence
yearbook to him in his last year as headmaster.
O’Brien’s reaction from the other room. It of Fr. O’Brien, and what he meant to us. In
Even as teenagers, many of us appreciated
came in the form of unexpected yet welcome, senior year, a scandal took place involving a
that we were around model educator, a calm
boisterous, earnest laughter. Once it was over, number of classmates. It could have marred
leader, a profoundly disciplined academic who
he gave me a pat on the back and told me that the reputation of the school. Fr. O’Brien
tempered his knowledge with a great sense
he thought that was very funny. That made addressed the class in a special assembly.
of wit and levity, a master historian, a lasting
my day. One measure of the anguish we created
teacher, and above all, an unfathomably
was that we sent Fr. O’Brien to quote Soren
And then, I realized that it was really like that loving, moral and caring man.
Kierkegaard for guidance. The speech was
all of the time for me at Regis. I always felt Nineteen years later and Fr. O’Brien remains short. He could have rebuked us. He could
safe and encouraged. And that feeling doesn’t a constant influence on me. With every have expressed deep disappointment. But he
occur by accident. That kind of atmosphere accomplishment and every mistake I consider didn’t. Fr. O’Brien simply finished by saying, “I
exists because the leadership forces it to how Fr. O’Brien would react. His quiet am sorry. I have failed you,” and then walked
exist through dedication, accountability, and confidence in me, in us, unstated as with any off the stage.
understanding, among infinite other affirming proper Irishman, continues to motivate.
qualities, both intangible and concrete. No, Father, you never did fail us. I hope never
I am among the lucky few whom Fr. O’Brien to fail you.
At the funeral, James Woods’ beautiful homily actually taught while at Regis. In the summer
further reminded me of reasons that I always — Giles Kavanagh ‘89
of 1987, I learned that Fr. O’Brien was going
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Class of 2008: Where are they going?


To see a list of the colleges to which members the Class of 2008 were admitted, please visit the alumni website at www.regis-nyc.org/alumni

American University Brandon Colet Georgetown Univ. (continued) John Moran Rollins College Eric Pagan
Michael Conte Casey Quinn
Stephen Costanza Joseph Romano University of Saint Andrews Lorenzo De Boni
Kevin Keogh Sean Smith
Remy Wainfeld St. John’s University Adam Wojciechowski
Amherst College Kevin Wu
Hamilton College Jake Zappala Saint Louis University Luke Gatta
Beloit College Joseph Baietto Nicholas Giordano
Harvard University Stefan Botarelli
Bentley College Garrick Balacuit Gregory DiBella Sophie Davis School of Andrew Beaufort
Ryan Mahoney Biomedical Education
Boston College Nicholas Domino Kevin Neylan
Zachary Garippa Stanford University John Bugas
Philip Mercadante College of the Holy Cross Daniel Friel John Thiemer
Michael Newman David Lisante
Michael Valentino David Martinez SUNY Binghamton Julian Piltawer
Dylan Prior
Boston University Matthew Greene II Stephen Raiola SUNY Buffalo Kevin Lee
Matthew Russo
Brown University Brian Cross SUNY Geneseo Brian Wenzler
Sean McGowan Hunter College Christopher Crimmins
Tung N’Vietson Jose Zeron Stevens Institute of Technology Michaelo Velarde
Edward Re Ryan Werner
William Schweitzer
Johns Hopkins University Sean O’Connor Susquehanna University William Hoffacker
Bucknell University Paul Martin
LaSalle University Antonio Negrin Swarthmore College Brendan John
Univ. of Cal. at Los Angeles George Formenti-Ujlaki
Lehigh University Paul Shahbazian Trinity College Michael Mejia
Carnegie Mellon University Alexander Keinath
Melvin Rayappa Loyola College in Maryland Thomas Dombrowski Tufts University Andre Figueroa
Brian O’Reilly
City College Honors Program Anthony Carrion Manhattan College Thomas Decina
Matthew Liteplo Tulane University James Dixon
Columbia University Donnie Alonzo Peter Flynn
Alex Klein Marist College Timothy Garger Matthew Kelly
Brian LaPerche
Brendan Lim Massachusetts Institute of Tech. John Ruszczynski U.S. Coast Guard Academy John Wachowicz
Ryan Mulvey
Steven Rivera New York University Joseph Cappabianca Vanderbilt University Matthew Mikulka
Anthony Natoli
The Cooper Union James Collins Vassar College Joseph Sullivan
Northwestern University Michael Giannetto Colin Jackson
Cornell University Alan Garcia
Robert Maher University of Notre Dame Robert Abdo Villanova University Gennaro DiCarlo
Joseph Baroz Timothy Fleming
Dartmouth College Eric Olson Derek Escalante Paul Masi
Scott Varian Frank Mayer
Fairfield University Mark Skrapits Leon Zhou
Washington Univ. in St. Louis Ryan McCombe
Fordham University Vincent Falcone University of Pennsylvania Kevin Esteves Gregory Schwartz
Daniel McGinty
Michael Mouro Princeton University David Jean-Baptiste Wesleyan University Daniel Obzejta
Kellen O’Neill Donald Judd Justin Pena
Marcin Prusinowski Stephen Martis
Ian Carlo Ramos Michael Rojas Williams College Patrick Aquino
Robert Ryan Thomas Casserly
Franklin and Marshall College Charles Lempert Declan Guilfoyle
Reed College Christopher Cahill Mario Mastromarino
Franklin Olin Col. of Engineering Robert Sobecki Sean O’Grady
Univ. of Wisconsin at Madison Eric Carlson
Dickinson College Gaven Trinidad University of Richmond Patrick Coughlin
Worcester Polytechnic Inst. Ryan Genato
Georgetown University Benjamin Buchanan University of Rochester Neil Flores
Sean Gallagher Yale University Eduardo Andino
Alexander Frawley Rochester Institute of Nicholas Alonso Egidio DiBenedetto
Patrick Hsu Technology Janoo Fernandes Michael Gocksch
Erik Johnson Xavier Gallardo Ramon Javier Gonzalez
Antonio Loccisano Colin Ross
Benjamin Moore
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REUNION S 2008
Top Right: Margaret Mansfield, Kevin Mansfield ’58, and Dan Mar-
shall ’58 at the 50th reunion on June 14th
Middle Left: Wilma Nacinovich, Tom Nacinovich ’58, Mary Ann
Butler, and Jack Butler ’58 at the golden anniversary reunion on
June 14th
Middle Right: John Domingue ’63, Bill Brown ’63, and Bob Carbal-
leira ’63 show off their bookstore purchases to their spouses at the
class reunion on April 12th
Bottom Left: Rich Morgner ’88 and Fr. Jim Carney, S.J. ’43 amidst
the festivities at the Class of ’88 reunion on April 12th
Bottom Right: Two of everybody’s favorite Regians, faculty
member John Connelly ’56 and Owen Reidy ’99, at the reunions
on April 12th
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Top Left: Max Maisonrouge ’03, Fr. Art Bender, S.J. ’67, and Will
Marra ’03 at the 5th reunion on June 21st
Middle Left: Dan Burns ’63, former faculty member Greg Rapisar-
da, and Fr. Ray Sweitzer, S.J. ’63 enjoying the courtyard reception
prior to the dinner at the Class of 63’s reunion on April 12th
Middle Right: The Class of 1978 was well represented at their
reunion on April 5th
Bottom Left: Brian O’Neill ’93, Christian Talbot ’93, Jay Norton ’93,
Javier Luna ’93, Steve Shekane ’93, and Jeantou DeGrammont ’93
at the 15th reunion on April 5th
Bottom Right: John Manzi ’73, Bob Billings ’73, Tom Devine ’73,
Rich Sloper ’73, Tim McCarthy ’73, Frank Bonifanti ’73, Mike Walcze-
wski ’73, and Mike Henderson ’73 at the 35th reunion on April 5th
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PROWLINGS
1935 still residing on Long Island. I’m one of them. 1941
Bill Smollen writes: “Now that I’m retired I often Just last week I ran into another, Jack Conlin, William Carroll, 4254 Via Verde,
look back to the active, more fun days- including while we were both shopping at a supermarket Cypress, CA 90630, billcarroll643@hotmail.com
the Regis years. Not traveling very much and in Wantagh, my home town. He lives in After 36 years with the Jersey City Police
having given up golf, keeping in touch with neighboring Seaford. Jack still wears that great Department, Tom Delaney retired in 1988 as
the school and the class of ’35 is great!” Ovid smile. Aside from a troublesome back which Deputy Chief. He and his wife have four children,
DiFiore has penned a true to life narrative of resulted from a freaky accidental fall, he appears Mary ( BC ’82), Thomas (Columbia ’83), John
his experiences as a WWII Army Signal Corps to be doing well. Our other Long Islanders (Hamilton ’86), and Anne (Stonehill ’86).
Photographer. He spent 4 years in this position, passed away on March 14. That would be Ed
39 months of which were spent in Australia, Jabbour. Since we met several times over the 1942
New Guinea and the Phillipines. The story is years, I remember him as a good friend and I Tommy Barron is relocating to Long Island in
told in the form of substantial excerpts from know that the rest of our classmates had the June after a 5 year exile in New Jersey- they miss
150 actual letters written during those years, same feeling. Ed was one of four brothers and, all the kids and grandkids. Tommy says “hello”
and illustrated by over 25 photos. The title of remarkably, all of them attended Regis. He to John Walsh, his old classmate at St. Monica’s
the book is “Melbourne to Manila” and it is contributed significantly to the success of our School. Bill Howley had a nice visit with Fr. Jim
available at bookstores everywhere or online at basketball team and later joined the team at Carney ’43 and Fr. Bill Cogan at Murray-Weigel
sites such as amazon.com, borders.com, and St. Peter’s College. After serving our country before the Fordham – Holy Cross game.
barnesandnoble.com in World War II, Ed went to work in the family
retail business, “R. Jabbour and Sons” in 1943
1938 mid-town Manhattan. They specialized in fine Al Volpe, 52-40 39 Dr., Apt. 12-F,
Jim Holahan, 5 Mohegan Trail, linens. Ed was devoted to his wife, Mary, his Woodside, NY 11377
Saddle River, NJ 07458 six daughters, fourteen grandchildren and two
Mother’s Day – Pentecost was the 5th anniversary great grandchildren. (Also, twins on the way). 1944
of Fred Leone’s wife Betty’s going home to God. Since he was a longtime resident of Manhasset, Gene Maloney, 19 Cropsey Street,
It was celebrated with family and friends. Fred he decided to move the business to the Island. Warwick, NY 10990, emaloney31@yahoo.com
has 7 children, 12 grandchildren and 3 great- Upon retirement he passed on the management It is with sadness that we report the death of
grandchildren. He hopes to get to the next Regis of the company to his daughter, Anita. She had Fr. Tony LaBau in the spring of 2008. I believe
alumni reunion in the Washington, DC area. taken on major responsibility in the years prior he was in his early 90s. We, who had him in
to his retirement. The Jabbours and the family of freshman F, remember him as a dedicated
1939 Steve Barone were like peas in a pod from way teacher and a “great guy”. I was never sent to
Kevin Tubridy, 3524 Taft St., back when. Ed was a classmate you could always “Jug” by him. Tom Sheridan reports that he took
Wantagh, NY 11793, kevingt@verizon.net count on. I believe that he attended every get- part in the 2008 Regis Golf Outing. He was
Going into year 2008 we had a trio of classmates together that the class of ’39 ever had. the oldest player on the course. It was a windy,
cold day with the temperature in the 50’s. Tom
was doing well until he lost his ball in the ball
wash machine on the 12th tee. Tom is a chaplain
at the INS Detention Center in Elizabeth, NJ.
He assists those immigrants who are seeking
asylum in America. He speaks both French and
Spanish fluently. Bud Fredericks had 3 more
grandchildren graduate from Community College
in June and they will complete their studies at
a 4 year college. Bud and Dot are extremely
proud that their oldest son won the Gold Cup
for Golf at the Special Olympics in Oregon. In
April, Ed Devins, his wife, Kathleen, and Jim
O’Connell and his wife, Terry, had lunch with a
long time mutual friend at the Fort Hamilton
Club. The friend was in the China Marines with
Ed and grew up with Jim in Annunciation Parish
in Manhattan and now lives near Jim in Jersey.
Hughie Carroll was to join them, but was giving
a lecture that day. Ed feels that Jim (formerly Jake
The Class of ’53 gathered at the New York Athletic Club on April 12th for their 55th reunion. The
to us) was the best basketball player at Regis
festivities will continue in October in Santa Barbara, CA where the geographically-conscious class will
have another reunion.
during our time. Who can argue with that? Ed
still lives in the same house in Brooklyn that he
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grew up in. His next door neighbor, at one point, Louisville, where her family is. I spoke to Tom On Friday, March 14, the Class of ‘46 lost an
was Frank O’Brien. Bill Dunn and Eileen still Murphy, who is at Fordham. He sounded great. outstanding member, John S. Nelson. Jack was
enjoying the good life on Cape Cod. His son is He went through grammar school with Nick Professor Emeritus at Fordham University in
still a detective with the NYPD and his daughter Seguljic and attended Nick’s graduation from the Graduate School of Religion and Religious
is an attorney with a large law firm in the City. Georgetown Medical School. Nick’s parents were Education of which he was one of the Co-
Bill still loves doing the role of Macbeth. Eileen there also and they were all excited when Nick founders. Bill Clarke and Irene and Ken Hickman
says that he doesn’t do it on the stage anymore. won the prestigious medical, awarded to the top paid their last respects at the Wake on Tuesday,
He does it in his backyard. Lou Maresca and student in the class. What would this column March 18. The Class was represented by Roman
Theresa are back in Jersey after spending the be without some mention of our hard working Chapelsky and Irene and Ken Hickman at the
winter in Florida. Lou told me that our Tom Chilean, Gene (Bud, Roon, etc) Rooney. I get Mass of Christian Burial in Fordham University
Murphy’s brother, George died recently. One of birthday cards about once a month from him. Church on Wednesday, March 19, with Father
Lou’s daughters married George’s son. Lou is He has survived earthquakes, floods, civil wars George C. McCauley, S.J. ‘48, Homilist. Please
being well taken care of. His 2 daughters are and over-due books down there in Santiago. He remember Jack, his wife Catherine, daughter
doctors. Jack Jackman still down in Texas. His is well on his way to recovery from his recent Meg, and his family in your prayers. After the
wife, Ruth, is doing nicely after undergoing 2 surgery in the States. He did suffer the loss of a Mass, Irene, Ken and Roman joined Father
hip replacements. They have 6 children and 7 very good friend recently, Fr. Larry Hunt, SJ. He Jim Carney ‘43, Erwin Beck and Frank Rooney,
grandchildren. He is now retired, after many once bought a Kof C lottery ticket for Gene and residents of Murray-Weigel Hall at Fordham
years as the Regional Sales Mgr. with a large he won. No word from Gene as to how much in the dining hall for lunch and a spirited
construction firm. Tom McGuire has been and what happened to the money. If your name discussion of times past and present. The group
living in a condo in Maine now for 4 years and does not appear in any of these Prowlings, call also ran into Father Vincent O’Keefe who was a
loves it. He is President of the Condo Board. up Frank Crahay. I have to send him a copy Scholastic at Regis when the Class ‘46 was there.
Two daughters and 4 grandchildren live in the of the column each month for his approval. Charley Schneider says that he, Art Fonseca and
area also. He has a total of 13 grandchildren. Sometimes, Frank will cross out a name or two. George O’Donnell have taken up the challenge
Jack Scully hanging in there up at Fordham’s of having the class summer luncheon out on the
Rose Hill. Bob Kelly is presently in the infirmary 1945 Island. Eating their way around the Island, they
there. Frank Shiels had a 2nd hip replacement William J. O’Brien, 92 Riva Ave., have formulated tentative plans around Koenig’s
and now uses a cane. He had to give up his North Brunswick, NJ 08902 in Floral Park in mid July, possibly Wednesday
ballroom dancing, which he enjoyed immensely, the 17th, ladies invited. Reports are that there is
at Roseland. Frank says his specialty was the 1946 plenty of parking, good public transportation and
mambo. Out of the way, Tomas!! Tom O’Connor Roman Chapelsky, 7 Clinton Pl., connections, and excellent food. More specific
has retired from the practice of medicine in Cranford, NJ 07016-1938,chapelRN@verizon.net information will be coming. But we do ask you to
Westchester County. With the recent addition of Charles Schneider, 112 Fenway, chime in.
another grandchild, they now have 1 girl and 6 Rockville Centre, NY 11570
boys, most of them in the area. Sometime ago,
his son wrote a book entitled “Buffalo Chargers”
that was made into a movie staring Ed Harris.
Marty Murtagh and Anne took a trip to Ireland
in April. His grandson, who went to Regis and
Notre Dame, has graduated from Einstein
Medical College and is interning in orthopedics
at the Hospital for Joint Disease in NYC. Bob
Rafferty feels that he may the youngest one in
our class. When I spoke to him earlier this year,
he was a young 80 years old. He may be correct.
He is doing okay, but says that he moves at a
slower pace now. Bob McGrath fighting a little
emphysema down in So. Carolina, but otherwise,
is doing okay. John McGeechan sends his best to
all his classmates. Doing okay in Mahwah, New
Jersey. Tomas Ryan still active in the practice of
law with his son in mid-toww Manhattan in the
fields of Trusts & Estates and Mexican Law. If
you get sick after eating at Taco Bells, give Tomas
a call. He charges only a few Pesos per hour. Joe
Another get together for the Class of ’56: Seated are Coty and Jack Dowling ’56. Standing are Nancy
Maloney checks in from south Florida. All is well
and Paul Lennon ’56 and Marie Postner.
with him, but his wife had a stay at a hospital in
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PROWLINGS
1947 The sad news is that we lost two classmates he went to work and to NYU and earned a
Joe Miranda, 269 Sparrow Dr. Estates I, since the Spring issue of the RAN. Ray Bergan Master’s degree in Finance. He was employed
Manhasset, NY 11030, jcm59@optonline.net died on May 1, and Bill O’Hara died on May 9. by Continental Can and General Foods. Then
After Regis and Holy Cross, Ray graduated he was hired by the Pharmaceutical Firm of
1948 from Georgetown University Law School in Schering-Plough, where he rose to the position
William F. Churchill, 411 Second Avenue, 1954. Ray served three years in the Army, then of Corporate Treasurer. Bill was an avid Mets
Satellite Beach, FL 32937, DOODNYFL@aol.com settled in Arlington, VA and joined Edward and NY Giants fan. He was predeceased by his
Ray Bergan, The Ashby at McLean, 1350 Bennett Williams’s law firm, which later became beloved wife Marilyn and daughter Nancy. He is
Beverly Drive #702, McLean, VA 22101, rwbergan@ Williams & Connolly. In five decades as a lawyer, survived by four children, eleven grandchildren,
aol.com Ray represented former Teamster leader Jimmy and three brothers. After Regis and Holy
As usual we have some good news and Hoffa, Fairfax County politicians in a notorious Cross College, Joe Sweeting entered Columbia
some sad news. For starters some good 1960’s bribery case, and a major Southeastern University Medical School and graduated in
news: we celebrated our 60th reunion at the auto distributor against two dozen lawsuits 1956. Joe got married that year and joined the
Lowenstein Building in Fordham’s Lincoln from car dealerships. In addition to criminal law, Medical House Staff of Columbia Presbyterian
Center on Saturday, June 7th. Our classmates he practiced antitrust, class action, consumer Medical Center. In 1958, the U.S. Government,
came from all over the country and even from protection, and civil rights law. His colleagues which had granted him deferments from military
around the globe: Don Opel from Florida, Andy regarded him as one of the most skilled litigators service, decided that it was time for Joe to pay
Mcmahon from Texas, Dr. Jim Reynolds from of his generation. Ray enjoyed reading, movies, them back. They offered him a choice between
Minnesota, and Fr. Jim O’Donnell, S.J. from and traveling to Florida in winter. Ray left his wife the Army or the Indian Service. Joe chose the
the Philippines. It began with a five o’clock of 51 years, Mary Elizabeth Bergan, four children, Indians. Joe and his wife spent two years in
Mass concelebrated by Fathers Joe O’Hare, Jim a brother, and six grandchildren. After Regis, Indian Hospitals in Oklahoma and Montana.
O’Donnell, and Frank Lynch. At the end of the Bill O’Hara went to Fordham University. He was Joe delivered about 75 babies despite having
service, we sang our Alma Mater song. After in the Army for two years during the Korean War. no training in that field. After this service Joe
Mass we had a cocktail hour. Yippee! Then He was an accomplished left-handed pitcher returned to Columbia and began to do some
we had a delicious dinner. It was estimated and served his time on Okinawa, pitching for research in liver disease. He eventually joined
that about 40 classmates were there along with the Army. He loved to tell the story of when he the Medical Staff and spent the next 40 years
about 20 “others”, mostly spouses. pitched to Willie Mays. He said, “The ball has yet seeing patients and teaching Gastroenterology
That compares with the class of 1947, who to land.” After his Army service, and General Internal Medicine. In 2006 Joe
had only 8 classmates. Fr. Joe O’Hare’s role Bill was drafted by the St. Louis Browns (now and his wife and 6 sons celebrated their 50th
in planning and managing the reunion was the Baltimore Orioles). At Regis Bill had played wedding anniversary. Joe closed his office, but
recognized with a standing ovation. Bill Churchill two years of baseball on the Junior Varsity and continues to teach in the Medical School and the
informed the group that Ray Bergan’s successor one year on the Varsity. He declined to take his Hospital. In 2007 Joe had an opportunity to go
as Class Co-Correspondent will be Joe Breen. signing bonus from the Browns, but instead to Taiwan and China for two months to teach in
some of their Medical Schools and Hospitals.
Joe was surprised by their widespread ability
to understand and communicate in English.
Regis and class trivia: We said in a previous
RAN that we thought that John White was our
youngest classmate. His birth date is April 16,
1931; however, it has been discovered that the
real champion in this area is Fr. Jim O’Donnell,
SJ, who was born April 25, 1931. Also, in our day,
Regis offered the following languages: Latin,
Greek, French, and Spanish. A new one has been
added: Mandarin, the most used Chinese dialect.

1949
Andy Hernon, 60 Sutton Place S., Apt.#10,
New York, NY 10022, hernon0613@earthlink.net
We have a date and a site for our 60th Reunion.
The Reunion will be held on Saturday May 30,
2009 at the school. The Reunion will begin
in mid-afternoon with tours of the school,
Members of the Class of ’62 at their golf get together in Florida in May: Greg Burke ’62, Dave Birch followed by Mass in the Chapel, a cocktail hour
’62, John Paxton ’62, Bob Radics ’62, Ned Butler ’62, Ron Ferreri ’62, and Curt Brand ’62. and dinner. It goes without saying, spouses
and other guests would be most welcomed.
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The following members of the Class have flew in from Seattle for the occasion), Rick 1952
expressed their intent to attend: Ralph Baron, Donovan, Bob Dalury, Jack Corrigan, Marty James McGough, 12 Highland Ave., Sleepy Hollow,
Bob Byrnes, Ed Carney, Al Cavagnaro, Paul Collins, Mickey Carroll and Bill Allingham. Leo NY 10591, jamcgough@optonline.net
Dooling, Jim Evrard, Joe Garon, Frank Gehring, Egan was scheduled to attend, but called in Frank Panettiere retired 10 years ago from full-
Paul Geissler, Howie Gould, Ken Keating, Bill his regrets. Among those who could not join time medical practice. He is now enjoying giving
Kearney, Tom Kelly, Paul Kennedy, Ray Lamb, us were Bob Cannon, who was in the midst of locum tenens coverage periodically in various
Gerry Murray, Kevin O’Halloran, Dave O’Keeffe, cataract surgeries, and Greg Byrne, who has locations. Robert Tomasulo passed away on April
Al Pinado, Mike Rocks, Ed Romary, George 11 grandchildren and is still performing in the 3, 2008. May he rest in peace.
Roos, Warren Roth, Mike Schiffer, Bill Storz, theater and in commercials. Joe Purtell could
Barry Sullivan, Gerry Watson and Jack Weiser. not make it this year but reports improvement 1953
Jim Moser writes, in an e-mail, he has “some in the health problems that he and wife, Liz, Msgr. John Sullivan, St. Joseph’s RC Church,
interest in coming” from Madison, Wisconsin have experienced; Joe and Liz have moved to 404 E. 87th Street, New York, NY 10128,
to the Reunion but notes “it is much more than Melbourne, FL. Dave Driscoll could not come up stmarybx@aol.com
just a 20-min. ride”. It is hoped that Jim will be to Hurley’s from Maryland due to a conflict with Joseph A. Barbosa, Jr., 41 River Terrace
able to join us next May. Margaret and Mike a meeting in D.C. Joe Marchese sent his regrets; (Chambers@ Hudson River),
Schiffer winter in Tucson, Arizona and return to he and Tillie were attending the high school New York, NY 10024, barbosa007@rcn.com
their home in Claryville, New York in May. Both graduation of one of their grandsons. Snowbirds Ken Lally, P.O. Box 114,
planned to attend Mike’s 55th Reunion at Holy Bill Peloso and wife, Julie, were coming back Oyster Bay, NY 11771, alapek36@optonline.net
Cross in June. Their family spreads from Boston to NY from their Florida sojourn the following Thomas J. Hickey, 474 Kossuth Street, Paramus, NJ
to California with intermediate stops in Hartford, week. Here’s a suggestion to those of you in 07652, tjhickey@warpdriveonline.com
Raleigh, Cleveland, Albuquerque and Phoenix. Florida or elsewhere who may be planning Thomas A. Rossano, Jr., 12 Hamilton Hill Road,
Two of their daughters live in Seoul, South Korea; for next year’s 55th anniversary reunion from Lincroft, NJ 07738, m3monty@aol.com
each is married to an Army Colonel. One of the Fordham, Manhattan or other eastern colleges Brian Brady checks in with the following: “Jean
daughters is expecting in October. This will be (presumably, early in June ‘09). Come to NYC a and I just celebrated our 51st wedding anniversary
the 43rd grandchild for Margaret and Mike who few days earlier and join us for our annual Class with our 4 sons and 16 grandchildren. Our oldest
intend to travel to Korea in the fall to welcome of ‘50 reunion at Hurley’s. The date will be May son Kevin is president of PFT in Saugerties
the new addition. Paul Kennedy has successfully 28. and sons Terry and Steve work with him. Son
completed radiation and chemotherapy Dennis is part owner of an opticianary chain
treatments for Hodgkin’s disease. Frank Gehring 1951 in Westchester.” Camille and Vic Figurelli just
has been treated for prostate cancer and looks Donal McCarthy, 22 Shorehaven Ln., Manhasset, celebrated their 50th anniversary (5/31/58).
forward to joining us next May for the 60th. Two NY 11030-1826, finbarrhimself@yahoo.com They celebrated with their family- 5 children- 2
grandsons of Al Burke, Jack and Will Salter from spouses/significant others- and 6 grandchildren
Manhasset, will enter Regis as freshmen this with a fun-filled weekend in San Antonio, TX.
fall. At the Spring Phonathon I spoke with the
following members of the class: Al Burke, Jim
Evrard, Paul Geissler, Paul Lorch, Al Mally, Dave
Martin, Charles Riche and Jack White. Lastly,
listed in the Milestones section of the Spring
2008 issue of the RAN among the deceased was
Bill Hickey. Please remember Bill in your prayers.
May he rest in peace.

1950
William Allingham, 5 Jill Drive,
Holmdel, NJ 07733, allingb2@yahoo.com
We are sad to report the death of John Luber
on May 6, 2008. Condolences to John’s
widow, Bernadette, and to his many children
and grandchildren. Please also remember in
your prayers Marty Collin’ son, Martin, who
died on March 17. May they rest in peace.
On a happier note, 15 of us met at Hurley’s
Saloon on May 22 for our annual mini-reunion:
Gerry Rubin, Jack Reiner, Mike O’Connor, Ray Faculty member Christian Talbot ’93 came back from his spring sabbatical to take his former
Murphy, Larry McKearney, John McIvor, Dan advisement group out for their celebratory end of year dinner.
Lavery, Ted Harrington, Tom Farrelly (who
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Ray Gehan reports that he and Ginny attended Classroom Revisited sessions, guided tours of year of the fiftieths – college graduations and
a wedding in Hilton Head in early May where Regis and the reunion Mass in the school chapel weddings. Lou Luceri reports that he and Jo,
the father of the groom was Frank O’Regan ‘54. which was celebrated jointly with the other, along with Walt Doherty, Eileen and Steve Popp,
Frank’s wife Peggy and Ginny were classmates less mature anniversary classes. Fr. George Carole and Dave Nicholas, and Barbara and Bill
in the first grade in St. Saviours School in Michell was one of the five concelebrants. This Noval were each presented with the Brother
Brooklyn. Also attending were Jack Conroy ‘54, was George’s first ‘53 reunion and on Sunday Thomas C. Thomas Award for fifty years of
and his wife Kathy. On the way back north, they morning he returned to his duties as pastor of “service, benefactions loyalty and scholarship” to
made a surprise visit to ‘53 classmate Dave St. Patrick’s Church in Southold NY a happy Manhattan College at their celebration the first
Hammock, M.D., who has an OB/GYN practice man. John Sullivan was surprisingly relaxed for a weekend in June. Lou also reports that he and Jo
in Beaufort, South Carolina. Dave moved there guy who was scheduled to host the Pope in less welcomed their seventh grandchild, Christopher
from Brooklyn in 1976. The Gehans spent a very than a week; but that’s John. Jim Paul had his Davis Luceri, last November 20th. That same
delightful hour or so in Dave’s office, catching left arm in a sling following shoulder surgery but June weekend there was a gathering a bit north
up on the last 55 years and laughing over many vowed he’d be back on the links in short order. of the previous one to welcome new members
old Regis stories. Ray adds: “So you see, even Everyone else appeared to be relatively intact. On of the Purple Knights at Holy Cross. Peggy
though we could not attend the real ‘53 reunion Sunday morning, the Fitzgeralds, McDonalds, and Tom Tierney, Peggy and Frank O’Regan,
in New York, we did have a mini reunion in and Whelans joined John Duffy and Tom Hickey Peggy and Traug Lawler (do you see a pattern
South Carolina.” Although Marilyn and Dick for an Irish brunch at Kennedy’s Restaurant here?), Ann and Ed Wilson, and Kathy and Jack
Doyle, Jim McGuire, and Patricia and Jack Roche on 57th Street. The 55th Reunion to be held in Conroy shared a wonderful weekend and were
had to cancel at the last minute, we had a well- Santa Barbara in October looks very promising. duly inducted. Ed Wilson has been elected
attended and very happy day of reunion in New It is under the capable management of Fred to the 11 member national Board of Trustees
York City on April 12th. The celebratory dinner Gluck and Ron Tobin, with strong contributions of Voice of the Faithful. Jean and Joe Sullivan
at the NYAC attracted Manhattan-dwellers Joe from Bonnie and Dick Coleman and Ed Kapp. begin another summer of travel in June with
Barbosa, John Duffy and Msgr. John Sullivan; (Ed who recently had eye surgery is doing well a trip to Santa Fe than to San Francisco for an
Jean and John Cannon and Bob Golden and and is expecting a complete recovery.) Also, Elderhostel to the Northern California National
Barbara Inman from Westchester County; Ken among the 33 men and ladies currently signed Parks followed by a week long Zen meditation
Lally, Millie and Joe McDonald and Fr. George up to attend the Santa Barbara extravaganza retreat at Inisfada, the Jesuit retreat house in
Michell, all from Long Island; George Cardinale are Bob Mulligan, Fred Merklin, erstwhile and Manhasset, NY. In September they are off to
and Patrizia and Tom Hickey from New Jersey; future Class Rep Tom Hickey, John Cannon, Joe an Elderhostel hiking trip in Pennsylvania and
Marge and Jim Paul from Virginia; Kathy and Barbosa, George Bouvet, Dick Doyle, and Vic hope to wind up in Savannah to visit one of
Brian Fitzgerald from New Hampshire; Sally Figurelli. Most will stay at least three nights. their sons, his wife and three daughters. Traug
Ann and Jim Whelan from Rochester, NY; and There’s still time to sign up; just check with Fred and Peggy Lawler who celebrated their 50th
Lynne and Bill Kenny who flew in from Toronto. or Ron for the most current information. Ron wedding anniversary on June 14 left home in
Earlier in the day several ‘53ers took part in The Tobin was featured in the Summer 2008 issue early March and visited North Carolina, Florida,
of the Saint Peter’s College magazine as the first Texas, Arizona, and California; rented a house
in a series of articles on SPC alumni who are in Portland, Oregon for the month of April to be
“Leaders in their Field”. Keep sending your news near their youngest grandchild (nearly 4); then
and, if either your e-mail or residential address drove home via Lake Louise, Denver, Chicago,
changes, please let your class representative Bloomington, and Columbus, arriving home
know that you’ve updated your entry in the Regis May 16. He reports, “Altogether we drove 11,500
Alumni database at http://www.regis-nyc.org/. miles and visited over 50 people--including
Phill Trainor and Roberta Wood in Chapel Hill.
1954 Maudy and Tom Finnegan came to dinner at
John Conroy, 180 Forest Avenue, Phill’s one night, and Phill and I played two
New Rochelle, NY 10804, jmconroy1@aol.com rounds of golf. What a sweet two days! The
William Ungvarsky, 728 Boulevard, whole wonderful trip was our celebration of
Westfield, NJ 07090-3212 our 50th wedding anniversary. The actual date
My apologies for missing the deadline on is June 14, and our children are giving a party
Charles Millard (left), director of the Pension the last issue of Prowlings; I hope I have for us in Cape Cod in August. We’re milking it,
Benefit Guaranty Corporation, presents the
incorporated that news in this issue. Two maybe. I have taught two courses in the English
agency’s Distinguished Career Service Award
reminders: I am able to send out notices to department and two in the Yale Divinity School
to Assistant Chief Counsel James J. Armbruster
those of you whose e-mails I have; if you are (Dante; Four English Religious Poets) since I
’70 (right) for his more than 20 years of
contributions to the federal pension insurance not on the list, please send your e-mail to me at retired in 2005; I also keep slogging through
program. Armbruster received the award during jmconroy1@aol.com (don’t forget the 1). 2009 my never-quite-finished research projects on
the PBGC’s annual employee recognition is our 55th reunion year; we are looking for ideas, Chaucer and Langland. My handicap is going
ceremony April 16, 2008 in Washington, D.C. suggestions and volunteers to get something up, but I can hold my own against my grandsons
going. Be in touch! For many of us, this is the at HORSE.” This spring Recka and Jim Carr
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cruised the Danube (not blue) from Budapest we became proud grandparents x2 when the assigned in Kuwait; youngest, Brian, a surface
to Nurnberg. Wonderful scenery, great history adoptions of Kaitlin Marie and Jessica Reigh warfare ensign is training @ Fort Bliss for a May
lessons and the Regis German classes really became final. Our youngest son Dennis and individual assignment to Iraq. Looking forward
mattered from Vienna onward. Actually, having his wife Tammy, after 21 years married realized to Brian’s wedding (January ’09) in New Orleans
a wife born in Germany helped a little too. Recka their dream of parenthood. They are now in the upon his return from Iraq. Wife Taffy is currently
became a grandmother for the first time--girl, final process of adopting the youngest sister nurse practitioner and acupuncturist.” May you
Arden--bringing their total to ten. Walt Doherty’s of the two girls, Chelsea Faith. It brings to 11 all enjoy the wonders of summer!
singing brought him to Yankee stadium for the our number of grandchildren. Grandchild #1,
Pope’s visit and to St. Patrick’s cathedral in Heather, is currently serving as a combat medic 1955
May for the ordination of priests. He and Peggy with the 101st Airborne (Screaming Eagles) in John Morriss, 3 Salem Pl.,
(another one!) will be married 50 years on Sept. Iraq. Keep her in your prayers please. This is Valhalla, NY 10595, jmorriss11@optonline.net
1. He adds, “We continue our celebration by her 2nd tour there. All other grands are doing Tom Smith is still having fun teaching
taking our 2 sons, 5 daughters, their spice, and great.” Mary and Bill McGovern had their third mathematics at Manhattan College. The number
12 grandchildren to Disneyworld in July; a family grandchild on President’s Day. “I had two bad of grandchildren is up to 5, with 3 in Atlanta and
reunion in Vulcan, AB, Canada and in Calgary falls last month but have completely recovered 2 in Boston, so there are good excuses to visit.
in August at Peg’s cousin’s; we will finish our .Son Ed is doing his internship for his Bachelor’s Msgr. John Sullivan ‘53, whom we meet every
celebration in Quebec during the first week in degree in Culinary Management from SUNY year at Jug Night, is the parish administrator
September. Peggy’s father’s great grandparents Cobleskill at Friendly’s Restaurant in Niskayuna. for St. Joseph’s Church on East 87 St., from
immigrated to Quebec from Clogher, Tyrone, After that, he will be a full-fledged manager. whose school Karl Brunhuber and Lou Umscheid
Ireland in 1820. The book about her family that He and brother Dan just moved to a new graduated. Pope Benedict XVI visited the Church
Peg & I are writing is nearly 500 pages now. apartment.” Jim Perrone’s youngest son Daniel in April 2008. John Sullivan says a monthly Mass
Genealogy is a great excuse for celebrations. returned from two weeks in Israel as part of in flawless German. Catholic New York reported
While speaking with Sister Joan Franks, the the Birthright Program. Dad and Mom waited that John learned his German in a Jesuit school
current principal of Dominican Academy, we patiently but anxiously for his return to US in the area, whereas the New York Times cited
learned the she was Frank Franks’ younger sister soil. Jim is still teaching upper level clinical specifically: Regis High School. Herr Vogel
who had graduated from DA in 1959. Michelle psychology courses at UCONN in Stamford and and Fr. Pfeiffer, S.J., would be proud. Amazing
Thompson and my wife, Peggy, both DA ‘54 is also working part-time as the Psychological that we schooled in such a multicultural and
graduates, had double dated with Frank in our Counselor on campus. Fred Burgess writes: “4 polyglot neighborhood like Yorkville, inhabited
High school years. Frank has 5 children and of 5 children married; 9 grandchildren- enough by so many Germans, Hungarians, Irish, “und
now lives in Warrenton, VA. (No Longer is he for a baseball team, 7 boys - 2 girls. (Graduated so weiter!” In May 2008, at the College of New
one of the Unknowns.) I spoke with Ed Malloy a from Jesuit Universities John Carroll, Marquette Rochelle Library, I came across a copy (blue
few days ago. He had hurt his ankle, and while and Loyola NO). Oldest, Rick, about to make cover, black type and image of the Parthenon on
in the hospital had developed a serious staph Captain in US Navy CEC (Seabees) is currently the cover) of Crosbie and Schaefer, Introduction
infection which took 6 months of hospitalization
to recover from He is back home in Bethesda,
MD now with his wife, Iris, a lovely lady he found
in Australia many years ago.” Ann and Dick Ward
welcomed a grandson on May 2. The head count
is now 5 boys and three girls, all under ten years
of age. They also have a new daughter-in-law,
Selina Keilani, who married their son Tommy
in Austin, TX. “Four of our five children will be
married, leaving a very eligible doctor-daughter
if anyone in the Class of ‘54 has any suggestions.
I stepped down as a partner in my firm on May
31, 2006 and into a role as “Of Counsel”. Less
work and more time to work on my golf game.
I’m all for a 55th, anywhere, anytime. I will be
attending the 55th reunion, West Coast version in
Santa Barbara, of the Class of ‘53 in October. I’ll
be the young immature token underclassman.
There is an expected turnout of about 15 from
the Class of ‘53 plus spouses at this reunion.”
John Ryan will be on the go all summer with Godmother Sharon Crane, Joe Mecca ’93, Elisabetta Mecca, young Michael Joseph, Fr. Dan O’Reilly
reunions and retreats and a little bit of vacation ’93, and godfather Christian Talbot ’93 at Michael’s June 7th Christening.
with his sisters. Tom Smith writes: “In December
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to Greek, which we used in First-Year Greek Washington, DC. Tim, Phil, Martin were saints It’s hard for me to remember an event that he
(1952-1953) with Fr. Duffy, S.J. My reaction was all, and in Ignatian terms, “Men for Others!” I missed. He loved seeing any and all of us. When
a combination of “Mirabile Dictu,” “Deja Vu,” once saw Tim crossing Rockefeller Center on his we were planning our 50th reunion, Barth got
and “Sic Transit Gloria Mundi!” A thousand way to NBC, 6 newspapers under his arm, deep into the action, along with his son, Matthew,
thanks to Fr. Duffy for introducing us, and in thought, very focused, quick gait, man on a and with Bill Bautz and his daughter, Meghan,
teaching us for three years, to Ancient Greek, mission: very Jesuit! RIP. AMDG. The Second to create the magnificent Fiftieth Anniversary
one of the world’s unique languages and Annual Alumni Day of Reflection will occur on Yearbook which we all treasure. None of us
literatures. The ‘55-ers who studied Greek at Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008 (9 a.m.-3 p.m.). Come knew it at the time, but Barth was already
Fordham College 1955-1957 (under Drs. Brady join us for a spiritually uplifting, soul-searching, struggling with the cancer that finally took him
and Robinson) excelled, thanks to the seamlessly consciousness-raising Day! On the alumni today. He didn’t announce it until many months
artful transmission to his students of Fr. Duffy’s website (www.regis-nyc.org/alumni) you can later, when his condition was too severe to be
Ancient Greek passion! RIP. AMDG. John read copies of the Owl, Regis’ newspaper. Please concealed. He continued to come to any Regis
Yacobellis has moved to Evergreen, CO, and send any new e-mail addresses to Regis, and ‘56 events that he could, and most of us saw him
remains in contact with his fellow Coloradan, also to jmorriss11@optonline.net so that you for the last time at our Christmas luncheon this
Bill Brennan. Tim Russert (deceased June 13, can receive future notices about Alumni Board past December. Barth had been married to Lee in
2008) hailed from South Buffalo and graduated Meeting minutes and other Alumni information. 1966. She passed away in 2003 while they were
from Canisius High School, as did our beloved Some of your currently listed e-mail addresses completing a Fulbright assignment in Europe.
teacher, Martin J. Neylon, S.J., the only graduate no longer work; hence communication is They were clearly very devoted to one another. In
from Canisius High ever to be ordained a impossible. recent years, Barth had a very satisfying life with
bishop. Extraordinary comments from the Jane Thomas, whom we all met at our 50th, and
Washington press corps and political world 1956 enjoyed commuting between Port Washington
regarding Tim’s deep, abiding religious faith and Paul Lennon, 17 Pine Ridge Road, and the Hamptons. Rest in peace.
Jesuit influence, experienced at Canisius High Larchmont, NY 10538, PaulTLennon@optonline.net A 52nd reunion of the class of ‘56! Nine of us
and John Carroll University; comments coming Butch Baumann is pleased to announce that son gathered for lunch in NYC to welcome Greg
from Tom Brokaw, Mike Barnicle, Howard Michael, who broke the string of 8 grandsons Leiher in from Portland, and to congratulate
Fineman, Maria Shriver, Pat Buchanan (the last with 2 granddaughters, was recently appointed him on the success of his surgery this winter.
two, Georgetown graduates), et al. Tim was assistant superintendent at Sweet Home School He looks terrific and feels well. Thanks for all
to have delivered The Philip J. Murnion (our District, a suburb of Buffalo. Robert Imbelli had your prayers and encouragement. We had a first
classmate) Lecture, Catholic Common Ground a front page article in the Vatican Newspaper, time reunion with Bob Zenhausern, who is living
Initiative, “Lessons from the Political Process “L’Osservatore Romano,” on the Pope’s trip to in Manhattan, retired from academia, but still
for Common Ground in the Catholic Church,” the United States. Barth Healey passed away working very diligently to provide instruction
June 27, 2008, Catholic University of America, on March 29th. Over the years, Barth had been to people with disabilities on the use of the
a most enthusiastic member of the Class of ‘56. internet. He has had a fascinating career finding
ways for children with ADD, ADHD, and the like
to make the most of their learning potential. We
all enjoyed our reunion with Bob, and think he
will be a permanent member of our ad hoc lunch
crew, whenever we dream up an excuse to get
together. Coty and Jack Dowling were in New
York last week and took the occasion to arrange
dinner with Marie Postner, along with Nancy and
Paul Lennon. Marie wanted conveyed her most
sincere thanks to all the Regians who offered
their prayers and good wishes during Bill’s final
days and for the tributes paid to him at the wake
and funeral. She was particularly overwhelmed
with the very beautiful homily and eulogy offered
by Bob Imbelli, who concelebrated Bill’s Mass.

1957
Packy Lawler, 29 Division Ave.,
South Nyack, NY 10960, pjjal@verizon.net
Call it the 52nd reunion for the Class of ’56! The handsome looking fellows seated are Harry Read ’56,
Greg Leiher ’56, John Flynn ’56, and Bob Zenhausern ’56. Standing are Kevin Moloney ’56, Ed Moran 1958
’56, Peter Fink ’56, Bill Bautz ’56, and Paul Lennon ‘56. Gerard McKenna, 7 Hilltop Rd.,
Katonah, NY 10536, colmckenna0715@aol.com
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Philip Volastro retired 1 ½ years ago. He and first grade. Next year it will expand up Mariners win at Safeco Field, a great place to
practiced internal medicine and rheumatology to grade 5, and eventually to grade 12. The watch a baseball game. In June, John Felago
for 34 years. As assistant professor of medicine curriculum is based on the American model, but celebrated the 40th anniversary of his ordination
at the University of Massachusetts he taught also includes elements of the Pakistani National as a Maryknoll priest. John has served in China,
students, medical residents and interns at Curriculum. Jim is the director of the school and Egypt, Japan, Palestine and Yemen.
Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, MA. While his wife, Maisae Affour, is the assistant director.
attempting to track down all our classmates to Kevin O’Neill is a Professor of Philosophy at the 1960
encourage them to attend the 50th reunion it was University of Redlands in Redlands, California. Joseph Vaccarino, 49-23 216th St.,
discovered that Kevin Mitchell died in 1992. He Kevin joined the university’s Johnston College Bayside, NY 11364, JVQLA@aol.com
was 55 years old and died of pancreatic cancer. faculty in 1969, and teaches philosophy and Good news: the response for a get-together of
After graduating from Regis, Kevin earned a full interdisciplinary humanities. Tom Murphy is the 1956 Entering Class in the Fall has been very
scholarship to Catholic University in Washington, retiring from the Department of Chemistry at positive. If anyone knows the whereabouts or
D.C. and graduated Phi Betta Kappa. He went the University of Maryland after 39 years. Tom contact info for any of the entering class that did
on with his interest in acting and appeared in Walsh is spending his winters in Hilton Head, not graduate with us, please forward it to me
a variety of shows off Broadway for five years SC. He heads for Ireland this June, where he ASAP. Meanwhile, here are the latest Prowlings,
before moving into the travel business. That has never visited, although both his parents with some of the responses to the reunion idea
career led him to move to Florida where he lived were born there. Don Gorman and his wife included: Bill Smith: “I would come down for the
until his death. Valerie are enjoying retirement as full timers in Fall reunion party which you propose...I retired
Bonita Springs, Florida, but get up to Darien, from psychiatric nursing in 2005. Now I teach
1959 Connecticut every summer for about a month. Spanish part-time at a cool little high school. I
Leo Tymon, 6 Greenwood Rd., They have two grandchildren and a third on memorize preludes and fugues, and then watch
Mountainside, NJ 07092, lftymon@msn.com the way from son Chris and his wife back in them disappear over the horizon. I sing bass in
Frank Figlozzi retired from the government in Connecticut. Their other son Pete and his wife an Episcopal church choir. The four offspring are
1998 and started a computer help business live in San Francisco. Rich Loeffler is working upstanding and outstanding: soul-savers, if you
shortly thereafter. He makes computer house again this summer at Monmouth Park in the ask me. One of them has two fine children. The
calls (troubleshooting, training, installation) and Admissions Department. He has also added the two of us, Joanne and I, keep house and garden,
the business is still going strong after ten years. Monmouth-Ocean Food Bank to his long list keep track of one another, try to keep track of our
Most customers are home-based businesses in of volunteer activities. Leo Tymon and his wife friends.” In fact, last summer, Bill tracked some
the local area and Frank views the part-time work Marie-France returned from Seattle after a visit down in France: Bill, John Ward, & Charlie Altieri
as challenging and enjoyable. He volunteers in May with his daughter Lydia and her husband. gathered at Dick Pyatok Weber’s house in
for the City of Bowie (Maryland) Information Lydia is a master’s degree candidate in the Provence to celebrate the completion of its
Technology Committee, and also teaches some Forestry Resources Department at the University renovation. Begun in 1123 as part of the Knights
classes and workshops at nearby Prince George’s of Washington. They even managed to see the Templar’s ramparts in the hill village of Cairanne,
Community College. For the past thirty-five years,
he has been a music director at his church in
Bowie, Sacred Heart, where he plays guitar and
leads a contemporary choral group. Frank has
been married since 1964 and has two children
and two grandchildren. His wife, Joan, is retired
as a high school math teacher, but keeps busy
babysitting for the grandchildren. In May, while
at the Science, Industry and Business Library in
NYC where his wife Kristin is the director, Don
McDonough ran into Joe Murray, who was on
the faculty at Regis during our freshman and
sophomore years (home room teacher in 1A and
advisor for the freshmen Hearn debaters). Don
and Kristin were attending a talk given by Joe’s
nephew about Joe’s grandfather, Thomas Murray,
an inventor who had 462 patents registered in
the early 1900’s. Joe introduced them to his wife,
and Don claims that he hasn’t changed much,
except for the white hair. Jim Bonnell reports
that the new American International School in
Jack Prael ’63 and frequent Regis alumni event bartenders Elisabeth Prael and Owen Reidy ’99
Lahore, Pakistan has successfully completed its
working overtime at the Brooklyn Brewery to stay atop current industry trends and innovations.
first year, with pupils in pre-school, kindergarten
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the house overlooks vineyards, olive groves, and use of Craig’s list to buy and to sell. Jim’s been reunion, and with ample lead time could most
the Rhone valley, with Mont Ventoux & the busy, too, tracing his family roots, becoming likely arrange my schedule around a trip to the
Dentelles de Montmirail towering on the ‘acquainted’ with some great-grandparents who Big Apple. I’ll look for more news from you as
horizon. Says Dick: “Of course we chatted in came over from Ireland in 1851 due to the you hear from the guys who are a bit closer to
Latin throughout.” Well Dick, maybe you, John famine. He recently discovered some cousins in NYC, and thus more likely to attend. My
and Bill ...but Charlie? (just kidding, Charlie.) By California and upstate New York as well as a personal information is correct as it appears in
the way, Dick has a new novel out in June, in cousin Liz who is a Democratic delegate from the Alumni database. God bless...” Great, Bill...if
Spanish, titled “Infierno en el paraiso” which will Alaska for Obama. Jim wants to share some you’re willing to come from Alabama, that
be put out in an English version later (maybe more of his experiences in the next Prowlings. should inspire our classmates who live closer...
Latin too?). Charlie Nastro: “I think your idea of Hope to see you, Jim, at the proposed Fall and God bless you and your flock. Pat Conroy: “I
a get-together this spring would be terrific. Jug reunion. Ken Bailey: “I’m afraid that I have no am still teaching high school in Clarkstown,
nights are always a hit or miss. I don’’t have too interesting news for ‘Prowlings’... well, I have Rockland County. I plan to retire next year after
much in the way of Prowlings. You knew I retired four grandchildren, which is VERY interesting to 41 years in the profession. We are empty nesters
in 2003. We still live in NYC but spend the me - but probably not to anyone else. I think I’ll now, with my older son at Harvard Divinity
summers in Williamstown where I am trying to pass on the pre-50th celebration ... if I’m going School and my younger son a student dancer
learn to play golf for the 20th time. My eldest to celebrate being an old geezer, I might as well with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater. Are you
daughter Caroline got married last year and I wait until I can wear the title officially.” Ken, planning already for the 50th reunion in 2010? I
only have three more to go, including my twin congratulations on the 4 grandchildren! As to would certainly like to attend that.” Great, Pat...
daughters. My son, Joe, is the chef at a new the pre-50th: we hereby endow on you the official but first come to our Fall reunion this year! John
restaurant in Great Barrington, MA., ‘Allium’ title “Old Geezer”...so now you can come. Bill Werwaiss continues running his Real Estate
which has got some very nice reviews. If you ever Brandt: “After 35 years with the ‘old’ AT&T, I development business with a current emphasis
get up that way, it’’s a great place to dine without retired in 1998, began formation and was in Long Island City, Queens, where he is
the NYC prices. Hope to see you soon.” We hope ordained to the permanent Diaconate for the developing commercial/industrial/retail
so too, Charlie...in the Fall, not in the Spring--try Archdiocese of Atlanta in 2004. I now live in a properties in that rapidly-changing
to curb your enthusiasm a little longer! Jim small country town in Alabama, where you could neighborhood. Beth, his wife of 42 years, is the
Doran is on the mend and remarried to best describe my wife and me (or is it my wife current President of Marymount School, from
Georgiana, a resident physician here who and I?) as ‘empty nesters’. [Bill: “and me” is which she graduated in 1961. There are 3
practiced nephrology in Romania. She has a son correct--don’t let the over-compensators throw you!] Werwaiss children: Christian, who works for a
who is entering Rochester Institute of She works from home, part-time, and I am green world philanthropic group in D.C.;
Technology in the fall. Jim’s two sons in Jersey assigned as a Deacon and Director of Religious Gretchen, an attorney in a large NYC firm and
are doing well. The older, Chris, is entering Education at a rural Catholic parish. I like the the current President of the Queens Museum in
Messiah College in Grantham, PA. Rob is in idea of a gathering before the big five-oh Queens, NY; and John ‘91, who is a private
Paramus High School; he’s been making shrewd equity investor with a large buyout fund and also
a Director of St. Vincent’s Catholic Hospital &
Medical Center in Greenwich Village, and Fidelis
NY, a Managed Care Insurance Company. John is
also a Regent of Georgetown University and a
member of the National Leadership Roundtable
on Church Management which is advocating for
financial transparency and better administrative
operation of Catholic Dioceses and churches and
organizations. Congratulations to John and Beth
–hope we see them in the Fall. Tom Kiernan gives
us a 40-year bio in just a few lines: “Assuming
you are not put off by ‘too mundane’-- in
addition to tolerating ‘too trivial’-- I got a BA in
English from Fordham (paraphrasing Fr. Casey’s
‘guidance’: Tom, if you have no idea what you
want to do with your life, it is a ‘universal’
degree); an uncle got me a slot in the NY
National Guard so I avoided Nam. I lucked into
a job as a maritime claims adjuster: between
graduating Fordham and my 6-month active duty
period, I sold life insurance; when I finished
Jon Rusch’s ’70 work for the US Department of Justice has taken him all around the world, “from the
posh to the pitiable” as he says.
artillery training at Ft. Sill, ‘insurance’ was the
only work experience I had; I went to the
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Fordham placement office where there was one Greene: “I am happy to report that my daughter, writer in playing golf (see photo) on some of the
card under the ‘insurance’ section; I called the Jennifer, just received her Ph.D. in Clinical nicest private courses in the area. Dave Barry
number and asked for an interview; when I sat Psychology from Fordham. After a BA from joined play on the first day but had to depart for
down with the department head, one of his first Dartmouth and an MA from Columbia she finally a business trip. Dave splits his time between
questions was how I found out about the recognized the need for a Jesuit influence. She is Bonita Beach, FL and Rye, NY. Curt won the
opening--turns out the card was two years old, currently finishing her internship requirement at “Owl” golf hat emblematic of supremacy over
the person who had been hired had just given NY Presbyterian Hospital. Her main research the six-day event. It had to be honest since
notice. That job launched my thirty-five years in has been at Sloan Kettering with terminally-ill Ned did the scoring. John James and Jerry La
the maritime liability claims field with marine cancer patients and the issues associated with Russo almost made the group this year which
transport lines, sea-land service and csx end-of-life family support. To say she is an angel would have caused problems for most of us
corporation, which retired me in 2001. My one- is an understatement and we are very proud of because these guys can play the game. Bob
man consultant’s operation closed last year. her. My son, Stephen, a USMA grad, is an Radics went home to attend to the birth of a
Carol and I married in 1966. Our three sons and attorney in NYC. Arlene and I are also the happy grandchild, proudly reporting that his son and
five grandchildren (3 to 18) live in the New York (and busy) grandparents of four - with number 5 daughter-in-law, Gregory and Susan, welcomed
metropolitan area. My job transferred us from scheduled for arrival in November!” the first girl born to the Radics’ family in two
New Jersey to Mint Hill, a suburb of Charlotte, Congratulations to Steve, our class fund-raising generations: Avery Marie Radics, on May 24,
NC, in 1995. We really enjoy the people and life- chairman. Steve wants to thank everyone who 2008. Round that same time, May 27th actually,
style in this part of the upper south. Yankee pay has already contributed to the Regis Fund this Judy and Curt Brand left on a trip to South
scales and pensions go a long way here, year, and urges all who haven’t, to do so. He can Africa. The primary purpose was to catch-up
compared to NJ-NY. An identifying quirk: Carol be contacted at stephencgreene@optonline.net. with their daughter, Kathryn, who is doing a stint
and I do all our traveling by SUV as we are Joe V.: Chris & I are planning a cruise in August for the Peace Corps in Malawi. Back in April
always accompanied by two golden retrievers.” to Alaska to see the glaciers before they all melt Pat and I caught up for lunch with John Shay in
Tom, maybe with the price of gas you should get away, with our son Gary, a lawyer in Florida, his New Canaan, CT. John, who had attended Jack
a team of Huskies to pull the SUV...but if you wife and two sons, 13 and 9. Our daughter, McCarthy’s wake and funeral, and we reminisced
come to the Fall reunion, Paduano and Werweiss Kellyanne, lives in Syosset and has 3 little ones. about our departed friend. John also regaled us
might chip in and buy you a tank. Brian Morrow: Chris is a social worker at the NYC Department with some of the latest news about Mia Farrow,
“Sounds like a good idea for the fall. Regards to of Ed working in the elementary schools, but is a good friend, who has established a non-profit
all.” Thanks, Brian (we sold your Prowlings space seriously considering “graduating” from there; I organization to help the refugees from Darfur.
to Kiernan & his dogs). John Barnosky: still head up a public defender office in Queens. Tony McGuire reports that he and Wayne Merritt
“Although I’m planning to be around for our We’re both trying to figure out “what we want to “once again gathered with college friends to
50th, I’m game for a June get-together. Regards.” be when we grow up.” Chris and I both look enjoy “golf” together. This year we did it at
Hope you’re game for a Sept./Oct. get-together. forward to seeing some old friends in the Fall. If Hilton Head. I refrain from any comments on
Art Trufelli: “I think the last time I saw you was you’re reading this but not getting my e-mails, the quality of golf because friendship prevailed.”
on a subway platform about 45 years ago. I that’s because I don’t have your correct e-mail
moved from Bayside to Florida in 1987 the first address. If that’s the case, please e-mail it to me
time I retired. I’ve had a small real estate so we can keep in touch.
practice here for 20 years and just retired for
real. My daughters are both married, one a 1961
marine scientist, the other an early ed teacher. Joseph Carlucci, 130 Barrow Street, Apt. 219, New
The marine scientist has given us a 3-year-old York, NY 10014, jfcarlucci@verizon.net
grandson and is working on number two. Now
that the real estate market is dead I have been 1962
working on my handicap. I had been looking for Ron Ferreri, 4776 Alberton Court #2702,
Freddy Toscano for years and found him visiting Naples, FL 34105, rferreri@comcast.net
his sister in Vero Beach last year. He hasn’t Bob Sheehan reports that “I am ‘stepping down’
changed much, still singing doo wop, and as Executive Partner of Skadden Arps at the
enjoying the passage of time. I’d love to know end of my third 5-year term in April ‘09. I don’t
what happened to Richie Walsh. I met him at St know what I’ll be doing in my last 5+ years as
Peter’s College in the 60’s but lost track of him partner thereafter--other than to encourage my
after I left for my semesters abroad in Viet partners to succeed, and to play a lot of golf--as
John Yacobellis ’55 and Bill Brennan ’55 met up
Nam... By the way, I’m in for the separate class always, badly.” Playing bad golf is a hallmark
recently; John is a director of golf instruction
reunion.” Great, Art...and thanks for Freddy’s e- of the Class of ’62 Road Show. So Bob will be
and Bill is retired in the Denver area. In addition
mail address--he promised that if we can find welcomed to join the hackers who terrorized
to their fond memories of Regis, they discussed
Richie Walsh, he’d join you and Richie at our the course in Southwest Florida in May. Once John’s recent articles about the game of golf and
reunion and do a reprise of your performance on again Dave Birch, Curt Brand, Greg Burke, Ned how he teaches amateurs to play like the pros
the 1957 boat ride to Bear Mountain! Steve Butler, John Paxton and Bob Radics joined this
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Meanwhile Tony and Lynn welcomed their sixth his retirement. Bill Riebling who had been away Reidy ’99, Ted Stenger ’02, Luke MacCarthy
grandchild on April 9, 2008. She is Sarah Jane from these events for many years attended with and the Jack Prael. While basking in this
(Sadie) McGuire who was born to son, Chris, his wife, Lucy. Jack Prael was back after knee illuminating imbibing extravaganza, the troop
and his wife, Megan. They recently moved back replacement surgery in January. He feels his met Matt McCann ’97 who was also increasing
to Chicago and are eager to sell their house in metal knee matches his wooden leg very well. his knowledge base with a number of associates
Old Greenwich, CT. “As Sadie was entering the The complete list of the 63er’s at the reunion: from work, many of whom are members of the
world, we learned that number seven is coming Barbara & Bill Brown; Dan Burns ( in from bar.
this December to our youngest, Susan McGuire Michigan); Anne and Bob Carbelleira; Barbara
Shay who is living in San Francisco after seven and Dick Chiarello (from Texas) ; Madeline 1964
years of theater activity in Manhattan. This will and Bob Dillon; Jane and John Domingue; Don Ken Beirne, 417 N. St. Asaph St.,
be her and fellow Hoya, Jack Shay’s first.” Gannon, SJ; Mike Gillan; Maureen and Joe Alexandria, VA 22314-2317, kjbeirne@mindspring.com
Haggerty; Trudy and John Kelly; Anne Marie Dennis Moulton, 326 E. 90th St., #4-E, New York,
1963 and Bob Kelly; John Koetl; Jill and Fred Kuehn; NY 10128, moultond@saintignatiusloyola.org
John Tweedy, 26 Huron Rd., Floral Park, NY 11001- John Lellis ( also in from Texas); Mary and Ken
4007, john.tweedy@verizon.net Lynch; Nancy and Luke MacCarthy; Mary Ellen 1965
John Prael, 34-06 81 St., Apt. #1, and Kevin Morris; Christine and Tom Mullaney; George Griffith, 73 Sunset Rd.,
Jackson Heights, NY 11372, john.prael@gmail.com Pat and Jacques Prael ( plus daughter Elisabeth Blauvelt, NY 10913, gtg1esq@aol.com
Our class celebrated its forty-fifth anniversary Prael, Esq. working as a bartender); Lucy and John Felago recently celebrated his 37th year at
with a Friday night celebration (4/11/08) at Bill Riebling; John St. George; Denise and Jack New York Life Insurance Co. Also serving as
Slattery’s Pub on East 36th Street and mass and Stack; Ray Sweitzer, SJ; Jim Trezza; Jane and adjunct faculty member at St. John’s University.
dinner at Regis on Saturday 12 April 2008. Prior John Tuccillo ( from D.C.); our esteemed Class He made a big trip to India in February. Steve
to the evening events, John Tuccillo presented Correspondent John Tweedy along with his Calabrese was traumatized by his 60th birthday,
a session on the current Real Estate crisis as wife Pat; Mary and Walter Wisniewski (from but buoyed by his “fellow aged” at JUG night,
part of the Classroom Revisited program held Maryland). Check the Regis website (www.regis- who tried to reach literary celeb Jack Cashill by
annually. John was entertaining and informative. nyc.org/alumni) to see how we all look now and cell. Alas, Kansas apparently not in network.
Don Gannon celebrated the mass with Ray see if you believe there is a noted improvement. Rob Kalisch is in his 19th year as public defender
Sweitzer and Phil Judge ’80 as con-celebrants. On 17 May, the afore-mentioned Elisabeth Prael, with the state of New Jersey, traveling regularly
Everyone present enjoyed the dinner and chatted through the NYC chapter of the Vanderbilt to Europe with his wife, Allyson, an executive
amicably about events of the past few years. University Alumni Association, led a number of with SAS. They can be found often in the UK,
All were saddened by the recent deaths of Regis graduates on an educational tour of the France, Portugal, and Scandinavia- two steps
Charlie Zabrowski and George Healy. Bill Brown Brooklyn Brewery. Continuing their education by ahead of Carmen Sandiego. Dave O’Brien is
returned to Regis for the first time in decades. viewing production techniques and tasting the practicing, while striving for “perfecting,” law
Bill and Barbara relocated to North Carolina after resulting excellent products on site were Owen in Long Beach, NY. Daughters all doing fine,
life is worth living. Eddie O’Brien is in his 10th
year of managing community reinvestment
for Ridgewood Savings Bank, meeting many
a Regian along the way. Happy to be back
at JUG night, the old stories get better and
better. Joe Featherson makes a triumphant
return after decades of mystery. He is 10 years
married, proud father of a 5 year old, Joseph.
He is assistant principal at Channel View HS
in Rockaway Beach, Queens, and Director of
Special Olympics at the St. Camillus training
site. He pledges he’ll be back soon. Joe Lyons
is working (diligently?) with the regulatory
department of JP Morgan Chase, and living
vicariously through his children, having visited
his son in China last April. Don Ulisse is still
gainfully retired, selling insurance to ward off
approaching senility, and trying his hardest to
just stay out of the way.

Carissa Carroll, Ted Stenger ’02, and Luke MacCarthy ’63 taking a short break from their studies of beer
craftsmanship at the Brooklyn Brewery.
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1966 Department of Pathology at Rush University 1971


James Maguire, 419 Third Ave., #4D, Medical Center, and recently was elected Luke Garvey, 3 Ridge Road,
New York, NY 10016, jmaguire@courts.state.ny.us president of the 1000-member medical staff “in Weston, CT 06883, ltgarvey@aol.com
Bob Mollenhauer, 225 W. 34th St., Ste. 1800, an honest election!” We’d expect nothing less Roger Rooney, 203 Carrollwood Dr.,
New York, NY 10122, yobob928@aol.com in the Windy City. Stephen Malone is a financial Tarrytown, NY 10591, rooney414@aol.com
Frank Belloni has been at New York Medical exec at the large European aerospace firm Roger Moran has retired from the Foreign
College for 27 years, where he is now graduate who is the parent company of Airbus. They are Service of the United States after 24 years. He
dean. He still teaches physiology and now the recent winner of the $35 Bln USAF Tanker has taken up a new career, this time in the Civil
medical ethics and research ethics. Robert contract and also won an Army 350 helicopter Service, as Chief of Sanctions and Counter-
Thoms is back from “Tramping” on Milford contract last year. He and his wife Maureen terrorism in the Bureau of International
Track in New Zealand. Charles Webel is teaching celebrated their 36th anniversary last year. They Organization Affairs at the State Department
“Logic” and “Terrorism” at the University of have three children (doctor, lawyer and, as the
New York in Prague, possibly the furthest SUNY ditty goes, [almost] an Indian chief). Youngest (a 1972
outpost. His students, though, may experience Dartmouth grad) is an equestrian (professional Michael Davies, 887 Park Ave., Huntington, NY
his courses as “The Logic of Terrorism” and show jumping). He makes enough to cover his 11743-4520, mdavies1@optonline.net
“TheTerrorism of Logic.” His two most recent living expenses, but his sponsor (Stephen) has Kevin Farrelly, 272 First Ave., Apt. 11F,
books, “Terror, Terrorism, and the Human to pay the horse bills. New York, NY 10009-1804, kjf@farrellylaw.com
Condition,” and “Peace and Conflict Studies” Kevin Walsh’s son, Keith, will be getting
(with David Barash) are now or soon to be in 1968 married to Kendra Howell in Narragansett, RI
paperback editions.Charles is also Fulbright James Sherwood, 325 Riverside Dr. #32, on July 18, 2008. Albert Pisano continues to
Senior Specialist in Peace and Conflict Studies, New York, NY 10025-4156, jcs@schlamstone.com serve as Professor and Chair of Department
and he would welcome Regians to Czech out Tom Kelly’s son, Thomas, will attend Holy of Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley. He
Prague. Bob Piliero merged his law firm’s Cross in the Fall after graduating from Loyola writes: “Apologies to Michael O’Rourke for not
practice into Butzel Long in December 2007. Still School (83rd St.). His daughter, Caitlin, has returning the phone call- but I did send in my
concentrating his practice in the area of complex been named to the editorial board at Dartmouth check this year!”
commercial litigations and arbitrations, Bob’s College’s daily newspaper. Walter Matthews
affiliation with Butzel Long’s recently established recently participated in the Twelfth Cardinal 1973
New York office gives him a much deeper bench Bernardin Conference of the Catholic Common John O’Toole, 4 Haldimann Lane, Blairstown, NJ
to call on to service his litigation and corporate Ground Initiative (under the National Pastoral 07825, john.o’toole@morganstanley.com
clients. Life Center) in Chicago. The theme was, Last fall, Mike Henderson took his son Ian to
“Understanding the Ecclesial Movements and an open house at his alma mater, Saint Louis
1967 their Interaction with the Local Church in the US University. While there, they met with Mike’s
Chris Connell, cconnell@cceditorial.com Today.” Among the other 40 participants was Fr. college roommate, John Tylenda, who flew his
Spring break in Abu Dhabi? A bit Robert Imbelli ‘56 of Boston College. Scheduled homebuilt airplane from his home in Arkansas.
unconventional, but it made sense for Donna to participate was Bishop Frank Caggiano ‘77
and Kieran Quinn since daughter Kerry and son- of the Diocese of Brooklyn who, unfortunately, 1974
in-law Patrick Granfield decamped last winter came down with the flu. William O’Connell, 26 Peachtree Drive, Cortlandt
to the fast growing metropolis on the Persian Manor, NY 10567-5232, billo@bestweb.net
Gulf, where Patrick works for The National, the 1969
emirate’s start-up, English-language newspaper. Bart Robbett, 76 Hillandale Rd., 1975
The Quinns managed three days in Paris en Westport, CT 06880, Bart@Robbett.com Steve Tranchina, 124 Dartmouth Rd., Manhasset,
route home to Atlanta. In these times of turmoil NY 11030, satmd@hotmail.com
in the mortgage markets, Kieran is winding up 1970 Michael Del Rosso, 2404 Old Ballard Farm Road,
a one-year stint as chairman of the Mortgage Robert Leonard, 56 Highland Ave., Charlottesville, VA 22901, m.j.delrosso@ieee.org
Bankers Association. The Mortgage Banker, the Chatham, NJ 07928, robert.leonard@dbr.com
trade group’s magazine, recounted the KQ life Jon Rusch is now Deputy Chief for Strategy 1976
in full in a New Yorker-length profile that even and Policy in the Fraud Section of the Criminal Neil Grealy, 17 Overlook Drive,
updated readers on his Mom, still going strong Division at the U.S. Department of Justice. His Greenwich, CT 06830, grealc@ldcorp.com
in Stuyvesant Town at 95. Curious? Google work has been taking him to multiple continents
“Quintessential Quinn” and Mortgage Banker. though he and Doreen still live in Washington, 1977
Our man in Chicago, Bob DeCresce, and wife D.C. Their older daughter, Rachel, is scheduled James Shanahan, MD, 37 Crystal Farm Rd.,
Mary spent a fortnight in May hiking and biking to receive her D.F.A. from Yale School of Drama Warwick, NY 10990-3028, shanahan@warwick.net
in Italy, and happily returned intact. Son Evan is in May. Their younger daughter, Catherine, Martin Dowd writes: “Triplets, Sean, Erin and
in law school and David starts medical school in works at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Ryan graduated from high school on June 1,
September “so I won’t be planning retirement Foundation in Santa Monica. Classmates visiting 2008. Sean will be attending Loyola College in
any time soon,” Bob reports. He chairs the Washington are welcome to stop by! MD, Ryan will be attending Boston University,
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and Erin will be attending Mason Gross School Freund, who told me he hadn’t been back since 1980
of the Arts – Rutgers University in September. college years. Kurt is enjoying life on Martha’s William Passannante, 7 Hook Rd,
11 year old daughter, Megan, will be entering 7th Vineyard where he is captain of a charter fishing Rye, NY 10580, wpassannante@andersonkill.com
grade in the fall.” boat, Fishsticks Charters. Mike Mah resides Pat Muldowney sends his regards from Orlando
at the other end of Massachusetts in the and is proud to report that his daughter,
1978 Berkshires and continues to travel extensively Shannon, who plays third base for her high
Bernie Kilkelly, 595 Scranton Avenue, as a speaker and consultant on information school softball team, won all-district honors this
Lynbrook, NY 11563, bjkilkelly@gmail.com technology issues. Also in the technology field past season. John L. Buckheit, Esq., and Frank
Stephanie and Mark Raccasi are adding to their is Armando Pauker, who came in from Chicago Whelan, Esq. are teaming up to form Buckheit
family of five this year. They are adopting a little where he is a general partner in a technology and Whelan, P.C., a practice with a focus and
girl from China and expect to pick her up this venture capital firm. Larry Ehmer and Linda personal injury and criminal defense matters.
June! This year Michael Mendeszoon became and Greg Tino came up from the Philly area
President of the Medical Board of Kings County where Larry helps run a computer consulting 1981
Hospital which is a term for 2 years. He also is firm and Dr. Greg is a pulmonary specialist at Robert Schirling, 63-46 252 St.,
chairing the Health and Hospitals Corporation’s UPenn Hospital. Tom Doyle lives outside of Little Neck, NY 11362, rschirling@nyc.rr.com
Perioperative Task Force which will cover the Washington DC and continues to work in law
11 city hospital system. Following a festive enforcement as a federal special agent for the 1982
introduction by “Commissioner” Jack Prael ‘63, FDA. Among the attendees from the New Jersey John McGuinness, 175 Union Avenue, Apt E102,
Stan Parchin delivered his Classroom Revisited side of Hudson were Phil Guarco, Lisa and Ken Rutherford, NJ 07070-3520
lecture, “From Mesopotamia to Mona Lisa: Sullivan, Millie and Dave Rodriguez, Sheila and john.o.mcguinness@jpmorgan.com
Science in the Service of Art History.” This John Goggins and Al Rocco, who brought Lou Fred Lynch and Pete Driscoll spent time together
year, he was “promoted” to Regis’ fifth-floor DiBella as his surprise date. Tom Burgess and hunting in New Mexico. Each abgged a 6x6
Chemistry Lecture Hall, where Bob Spring ‘58 Sharon and Jack Fowler made the trip in from trophy elk on the trip and had a great time
ran Stan’s animated PowerPoint presentation. the far suburbs of Connecticut, while Susan catching up.
Father Ray Sweitzer, S.J. ‘63 (a neophyte), Mark and Jim Olivo came in from Westchester, where
Kolakowski ‘77, alumni and parents were in Jim is training intensively for the NY Marathon 1983
attendance. A lively and informative time was this November. Joe Marconi and I talked about Joseph Accetta, 24 Agnola Street,
had by all, followed by questions and answers in organizing a Long Island mini-reunion, and Rich Crestwood, NY 10707, jsaccetta@aol.com
the cafeteria during lunch. Stan and Father Ray McGraw, Bob Marraccino, Jim Rohan and Stan Jack Rogers’ son, Michael, is thrilled to be
subsequently traveled to see “An Educated Eye: Parchin represented the five boroughs. Stan had entering Regis next year as a member of the
Princeton University Art Museum Collections” an overflow crowd at his Classroom Revised class of 2012.
in New Jersey. In the meantime, Stan has been lecture this year, titled “From Mesopotamia to
corresponding with Clara Pauker, Armando’s Mona Lisa: Science in the Service of Art History.” 1984
nine-year-old daughter and a budding museum Rob McKenna was sorely missed at the reunion Emanuel Grillo, 130 Aldershot Lane,
curator. Her questions about ancient civilizations but was busy trying to improve the Knicks by Manhasset, NY 11030, lgrillo@optonline.net
and their art have kept Stan very busy. He can’t getting his son Mike a tryout at Madison Square Michael Murphy, 102 Park Avenue, Williston Park,
wait for her return trip to The Metropolitan Garden. Our class enjoyed reminiscing with NY 11596, mickmurph@hotmail.com
Museum of Art. Bernie Kilkelly writes that the former teachers Jerry Kappes ‘52, John Mullin
Class of ’78 had a great 30th Reunion on April ‘66 and Greg Rapisarda. Special thanks go out to 1985
5 with over 25 classmates and several former our beloved art teacher, Hilda O’Connell-Harris, Thomas Flood, 5 Reed Avenue,
teachers returning to Regis. Saul Pedrera who started off our reunion day with a lecture on Floral Park, NY 11001, tflood@rcdob.org
and Kevin Rush came in early from southern Gustave Courbet (thanks also to Stan Parchin for
California and met up the night before with Chris arranging the lecture). Hilda gave a preview of 1986
McCarthy, John McAndrew, Bob Marraccino, the special exhibit going on at the Metropolitan Robert Sciarrone, 3158 Perry Ave. #5B,
Larry Ehmer and me at the Heartland Brewery Museum of Art, which the lecture attendees Bronx, NY 10467-4137, rob_bxny@yahoo.com
in Times Square. Saul is a long-time resident then went to see. We were saddened to hear Anthony Zepf’s wife Jennifer was diagnosed
of San Diego and avid Chargers fan, and Kevin about the death of Hilda’s husband Mike Harris with cancer last summer. Ensuing surgeries
continues to write plays and screenplays and on April 14 after a long illness. The Class of ’78 have produced positive results. Please keep her
work on breaking into the movie business. John joins the whole Regis community in offering our in your prayers.” Mike Fitzgerald and his wife
McAndrew also traveled a long way, coming up condolences. Stephanie are proud parents of their second
from his home on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. daughter, Grace Joanne. They, along with their
At the reunion on Saturday, our class enjoyed 1979 three year old daughter, Ellie, live in Montclair,
the tour of Regis, which brought back great Richard Weber, 176 Broadway, #4F, NJ. Kevin Curley reports that William Reagan
memories and also admiration for the many New York, NY 10038, rick.weber@mccann.com Curley was born March 24th weighing in at 7lbs
improvements to the school. The award for 9oz. He is doing well as is mom and brother
longest absence from the school went to Kurt Kevin and sister Kristen.
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1987 1990 1993


Dennis Crowley, 324 Darlington Rd, Havre De James Donohue, 59 West 76th St. Apt. 4E, New Brendan Loonam, 227 E. 88th Street, Apt. 5W,
Grace, MD 21078, Dennis.Crowley@Schwab.com York, NY 10023-1553, jdonohue@wrhambrecht.com New York, NY 10128-3398 Loonambk@yahoo.com
Sean Casey published “My Dad Cancelled Joseph Sciabica, 62 Verbena Ave., Daniel Roche, 600 West 246th St., Apt. 409, Bronx,
Christmas!” a children’s book illustrated by his Floral Park, NY 11001, jsciabica@wagroupllc.com NY 10471, droche@talkpoint.com
daughter, Quinn. The book is presently available Kevin Delaney returns to NYC this summer-- Steven Shekane and his wife Tracy are proud
at amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com and following four years in San Francisco and five to announce the birth of their second child,
will be released to the wider retail market in years in Paris--with his wife Lisbeth and son Alexander George Shekane, on May 29th,
conjunction with Greenleaf Book Group in Jack and daughter Kamilla. He’s been a reporter 2008. Alex weighed 7lbs 14 oz and measured
November of 2008. Online reviews are greatly for The Wall Street Journal, most recently 19.75 inches. Mom and baby are doing well
appreciated. The Caseys are hard at work on a covering Google, Yahoo and other Internet areas and big sister, Samantha, loves the new addition
second book. Ernie Morganstern and his wife (with the occasional article farther afield on to the family. Alex has already started studying
Tricia welcomed their first children, twins Olivia topics including fantasy bass finishing, trash- for the Regis Entrance Exam in 2021. Joe Mecca
Grace and Emma Clare, on April 19th. talking competitive knitters and the declining writes: “My wife & I welcomed our first child,
(!) career options for roller coaster drivers.) Michael Joseph, into the world on March 2nd,
1988 Kevin’s moving to join the team running the 2008. I’ve included a photo from his recent
John Middleton, 411 E. 53rd St., Apt. 8G, New York, Journal’s WSJ.com Web site as deputy managing Christening (June 7th) which was celebrated by
NY 10022, jrmiddleton92@post.harvard.edu editor--and the Queens native will be living in Fr. Dan O’Reilly. Christian Talbot was also in
On December 3, 2007, Dani and Paul Brooklyn. You can reach him at kevinjdelaney@ attendance as Michael’s godfather. In addition,
Muccigrosso and their son Matthew (5) yahoo.com, including to request more reading I just completed the full-time MBA program
welcomed two new members into the family, on fantasy fishing, knitters or roller coaster at Columbia Business School and am eager to
Sofia Theresa and David Leonard, who weighed drivers. John Lee, Mike Mulreany, Rich Chun, return to the workforce so I can put some bread
in at a healthy 6 lbs., 9oz., and 6 lbs., 1 oz., Dainius Remeza, Tom Scully and Jim Donohue on the table for the little one. Hope to see you
respectively. participated in the alumni golf tournament this guys soon!” Finally, thanks to all that attended
past May. The only records set that day were our 15 year Reunion back in April. It was a
1989 for size of the divots. Mike King saved himself tremendous event and we had a great turnout.
Joseph Macchiarola, 91 Adams Street, Garden City, from equal embarrassment by conveniently Hopefully, it won’t be five years before we all get
NY 11530, joseph.macchiarola@thehartford.com scheduling a deal to close that day. together again, but until then, stay classy, Class
Matt McGowan writes that his book on Ovid has of ’93.
been picked up by Brill and should appear by 1991
the end of 2008. Also, he’s engaged to Elizabeth Chris Caslin, 770 Elm Ave., 1994
D’Emic, another classicist (she teaches Latin at River Edge, NJ 07091, ccaslin@coleschotz.com Christian Browne, 16 Main Street, Apt. 2N,
St. Peter’s Prep). They’ve got a June 27th date Nolan Shanahan, 61 Hillcrest Road, East Rockaway, NY 11518, cb9498@yahoo.com
next year for the wedding. Chris Butler happily Warren, NJ 07059, Nolan@TheShanahans.org Basil Kolani, 403 Pacific Street #3,
reports that he and his wife Tara were blessed After a twelve year career as a Floor Trader Brooklyn, NY 11217, bkolani@mac.com
with their third child, Michael Andrew, on March (Specialist) at the New York Stock Exchange, Michael Sclafani and his wife Emily are the proud
13. Several members of the class of 89 were part Timothy Hannigan will be pursuing his MBA parents of Tessa Marlowe Sclafani, born on 20
of the championship winning team in the Regis as a member of the class of 2010 at the March 2008.
Alumni Basketball League. Steve Carbone, Jim University Of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College
McCue, Matt McGowan, Kevin Sullivan and of Business. Anyone passing through the South 1995
myself joined our elders from the class of 88 to Bend, IN area is more than welcome to contact Stephen McGrath, 1421 Hemlock Farms,
win the title. We defeated the Class of 2003 (we him at thanniga@nd.edu Hawley, PA 18428-9067, sdm25@columbia.edu
were at Regis when many of them were born) in John Zadrozny, 57 Montague Street, #8K, Brooklyn,
the championship game by the final score of 54- 1992 NY 11201, zadroznyj@dany.nyc.gov
46. As usual, playing in the league provided the Michael McCarthy, 76-15 35th Avenue, After 13 years living in New Orleans, and 9 years
opportunity to enjoy some fun competition and Apt. 2-P, Jackson Heights, NY 11372, mccarthym@ working in the Office of Admission at Tulane,
plenty of laughs. We had a few minor injuries, stpetersprep.org Rob Alexander will be moving west at the end of
but everyone should be healthy enough to take a Timothy Gallen and Susan Naab are happy to June. He has accepted the position of Associate
shot at defending our title next season. Following announce their marriage on November 24, 2007, Provost for Enrollment at the University of the
two tumultuous and wonderful years at Bear at Holy Family Church in Philadelphia, PA. They Pacific in Stockton, CA.
Stearns, Jerry Russello has joined the New enjoyed their honeymoon over Christmas in
York office of Bingham McCutchen LLP as Of Negril, Jamaica, and currently reside in King of
Counsel, where he will continue his regulatory/ Prussia, PA.
securities enforcement practice.
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PROWLINGS
1996 at Fidelity Investments, Ryan Mulderrig has 1999
Michael Boyle, 349 Village Pointe Dr., Apt C, decided to return to school for a Masters degree Tom Hein, 5 Midland Gardens, Apt. 4G, Bronxville,
Akron, OH 44313, boylemj@gmail.com in Higher Education at Boston College. The NY 10708, tomhein@heindesign.org
Brian Lennon, 40 Sutton Place, Apt. 5F, move was partially spurred by his continued Brian Hughes, 149 Park Drive North,
New York, NY 10022, brlennon@gmail.com involvement in Ignatian/Jesuit Spirituality Staten Island, NY 10314, RWiggum99@aol.com
Paolo Brion is a civil engineer at de Simone at BC. His end goal is to devote himself to Stepping out of academia for a change, Peter
Co. working in structural design. Bill Amarosa the continuing advancement of Jesuit higher Gigante has relinquished his position as a
is back working at MTA New York City Transit education. During his time in this program he reference librarian at UC-Hastings College of
leading their Revenue and Ridership Analysis will be working in the First Year Experience office the Law and has set up office in downtown
team. As part of his employment contract, Bill and invites any Regians to drop by to say hello. San Francisco as an information specialist at
pledged not to use any insider knowledge to aid John Power is in his last year of law school at Cornerstone Research.
in future subway riding world record attempts. Washington & Lee. He spent the summer of
Norman Law recently graduated with an MBA 2007 in Chicago, working at Jenner & Block. 2000
from Georgetown University’s McDonough John writes, “The summer was great, but 3rd Chris Nooney, 359 East 62nd St., Apt 3B, New York,
School of Business and will be working at year is busy as can be.” Before studying law, John NY 10021, chrisnooney@optonline.net
Microsoft in Redmond, WA as a Product wrote a novel entitled Golden Freedom, available Michael Siniscalchi is graduated with honors
manager. at http://www.lulu.com/content/133958. Mike from Oberlin College on May 26th. His degree
Luzung is nursing a broken leg in sunny San is in Philosophy with a concentration in the
1997 Diego, CA. Mike, the most dangerous Organic Cognitive Sciences. He is planning on moving
Erik Netcher, 425 E. 79th St. #10-F, Chemist in North America, sustained his back to New Jersey and pursuing a graduate
New York, NY 10021, erik_netcher@mcgraw-hill.com injury while training for a mixed martial arts degree in Neuroscience. Justin Ratcliffe recently
competition. We wish him the speediest of graduated from the Albert Einstein College of
1998 recoveries, and hope the other guy has a good Medicine of Yeshiva University. He finished with
Daniel Kirchoff, 180 West 82nd Street, New York, head start. Despite reports of the following, a distinction in Cardiovascular Research. Next,
NY 10024, ddk2107@columbia.edu Aleks Mehrle is not working at the US Patent he will be doing an Internal Medicine Residency
John Morris, 33-55 14th Street, Apt 4C, Long Island Office. After moving to Washington, DC, Aleks at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City.
City, NY 11106, johnpmorris@gmail.com accepted a job as an associate licensing council
New addition to the class of 2026 for Tim Ryan. with Audio MPEG, a patent management and 2001
Tim and his wife, Jennifer, had a son, Brendan licensing company headquartered outside of Kevin Galligan, 19 Rutgers Pl., Scarsdale, NY
Robert, on April 11, 2008. After 6 years in Turin, Italy. Aleks works out of the DC office, 10583, Kevin.Galligan@hotmail.com
financial services, most recently in Compliance and welcomes our classmates in the area to Mike Schimel, 16-59 155th Street,
drop him a line anytime. Stephen Della Penna Whitestone, NY 11357, MMSchimel@aol.com
is living in Woburn, MA, just outside of Boston,
working for New York Life. He writes, “I’ve got 2002
an insurance license for life and health and a Ted Stenger, tedstenger@gmail.com
securities license, and basically I meet with Jerry Castania is attending Cooper Union for
individuals, couples, and small businesses his masters in structural engineering. He is
setting up financial plans for them. Wish I had also working full time as an engineer. Ending
found the place sooner, cause it fits me very his 2 years with JVI in the Pacific, Mike Cruz
well.” Justin Dillon transferred to the London finished production of a digital feature funded
office of ING in January. He sends his regards by UNESCO and a local NGO in the Marshall
from across the pond, and regrets missing the Islands. The release date in the RMI was set
10 year reunion. James Peiser married Meridith for May 8th for the Parliment, and May 9th
Burkus on Friday, June 13th at the Tribeca in all local theatres. After some traveling in
Rooftop. The weather treated the happy couple the summer he will hopefully be starting at
well - the day was sunny and warm, and guests Chapman’s Film Conservatory in September.
at the reception caught the sunset over Jersey
City before dancing the night away. Also in 2003
attendance were classmates Russell Capone, Bennett Chan, bcc2101@columbia.edu
Mike Griffin, Dan Kirchoff, John Morris and Gregory Caravelli graduated from Johns Hopkins
James Murphy. Three non-’98ers joined the University in 2007 and received the Kerr Medal
celebration: Sam Valverde ‘00, Joe Peiser ‘82 and as the outstanding undergraduate in physics. He
Rick Peiser ‘70. has just completed his first year of graduate
Dave Anfora ’98 and Rolando Garcia ’98 at the
10th reunion on June 21st.
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studies in physics at Johns Hopkins and received the Rowland Prize for production while studying in Poland, and the production has been featured
Innovation and Excellence in Teaching. in festivals throughout the country; he hopes to rejoin it for a 2009
American premiere in Philadelphia. Joseph welcomes any Regian coming
2004 through Houston this June and early July, when he will be in training for
Chris Seneca, cjs58@georgetown.edu his position in South Dakota in August. He can be reached eternally at
Dave Carretero graduated Fordham University summa cum laude with borko@sccs.swarthmore.edu.
a B.S. in Physics, and is off to Cambridge University in the fall to pursue
a Ph.D. in Physics. As he prepares to graduate in June with degrees in 2005
Theater and German, Joseph Borkowski readies himself for a career in Kevin Bowles, kbb25@georgetown.edu
special education, as a Teach for America South Dakota Corps member. Peter Gallotta, PeteNYC343@aol.com
In his last year at Swarthmore, Joseph co-directed the North American
premiere of Dea Loher’s Innocence (Unschuld) and translated Jan 2006
Kochanowski’s 1578 “Dismissal of the Greek Envoys” from Polish to Edward Walsh, etw5@georgetown.edu
English for use in supertitles in the DIALOG international theater festival Daniel Denicola, dan.denicola@gmail.com
in Wroclaw. Joseph had previously served as the assistant director for that Paul Caravelli has completed his sophomore year at Georgetown
University and is majoring in computer science. This summer he and
fellow Regians David Gregory, Conor Halloran, and Jonathan Masserano

MILESTONES will be joining a group of Jesuit university students for a service project
in the Philippines, followed by attendance at World Youth Day in Sydney,
Australia.
Marriages
Timothy Gallen ’92 and Susan Naab on November 24, 2007 2007
James Peiser ’98 and Meridith Burkus on June 13, 2008 James Burbage, jhb36@georgetown.edu
Tully McLoughlin, tully.mcloughlin@gmail.com
Births Tim McCormick was nominated and selected to receive the Bradley Evers
William Reagan on March 24, 2008 ’88 award for freshman student of the year at St. Lawrence University. It
to Deneen and Kevin Curley ‘86
goes to the student(s) who best exemplify involvement in campus life,
Olivia Grace and Emma Clare on April 19, 2008 academic excellence, and personal achievement during the first year.
to Tricia and Ernie Morganstern ‘87
Sofia Theresa and David Leonard on December 3, 2007
to Dani and Paul Muccigrosso ‘88
Michael Andrew on March 13, 2008
to Tara and Chris Butler ‘89
Alexander George on May 28, 2008
to Tracy and Steve Shekane ‘93
Michael Joseph on March 2, 2008
to Elisabetta and Joe Mecca ‘93
Tessa Marlowe on March 20, 2008
to Emily and Michael Sclafani ‘94
Brendan Robert on April 11, 2008
to Jennifer and Tim Ryan ‘98

Deaths
Bernard J. Baecher ’31 on April 10, 2008
Hugh W. Carney ’33 on June 19, 2008
Ryan A. Cuneo ’39 on June 6, 2008
Richard F. Lanahan ’45 on June 18, 2008
John S. Nelson ’46 on March 14, 2008
Richard B. Schwendinger ’47 on April 9, 2008
Kevin Farrelly ’72 (far right) introduces the panel at the May 8th RBA Event,
Raymond W. Bergan ’48 on May 1, 2008
‘Why Do So Few Regians Run for Elective Office.’ Left to right are Dennis
William J. O’Hara ’48 on May 8, 2008
John C. Luber ’50 on May 6, 2008 Shea ’79, a former aide to Senator Bob Dole who ran for a seat in Congress;
Frank A. Dunn ’52 on April 24, 2008 John Keenan ’47, a United States District Judge; Moderator Peter Awn,
Robert M. Tomasulo ’52 on April 3, 2008 Dean of the School of General Studies at Columbia University and a former
J. Barth Healey ’56 on March 29, 2008 member of the Regis faculty; Bart Robbett ’69, a political and public affairs
George E. Healy ’63 on April 15, 2008 media consultant; and Brian Kavanagh ’85, a member of the New York
State Assembly.
Summer/Fall 2008 Calendar
Wednesday, August 6th Young Alumni Happy Hour
Friday, September 26th Deo Et Patriae Celebration @ New York Athletic Club
Saturday, September 27th Fore Trost VII Golf Outing
Friday, October 24th JUG Night 1 @ Regis
Sunday, November 2nd Golden Owls Mass and Brunch @ Regis
Sunday, November 9th Alumni Retreat @ Regis

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