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  Class Notes



Class Chair
John J. Ryan
In November, Robert E. Scully, M.D., received a doctorate, honoris causa, from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain. 

Class Chair
Francis J. McCabe Jr.
On Aug. 19, William L. Kellick was inducted into the Niagara Falls Old-Timers Sports Hall of Fame.

Class Chair
Thomas H. Smith
John G. Chiari continues to serve as a counselor in St. John's School, St. Petersburg, Fla. Edward A. Knight is working with the local Naval Reserve Center as part of the military honor unit; his duties include presenting the flag to the next of kin after the graveside service and the playing of taps.

Class Chair
George A. Cashman
In August, James E. Burke was honored as one of the recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom at ceremonies held at the White House in Washington, D.C.; Burke is currently serving as chairman of the Partnership for a Drug-Free America. 

Class Co-Chairs
Donal J. Burns
George F. Cahill
John A. Riordan, M.D., who retired in June from pediatric practice with Fallon Clinic in Worcester after 30 years of service, is now working evenings at several free clinics in Worcester. 

Class Co-Chairs
Thomas M. Ganley Jr.
Albert J. McEvoy Jr.
In October, William F. McAuliffe retired after 13 years of service as a court conservatorship investigator and mental health clinician for the San Diego (Calif.) Department of Health and Human Services; he is now employed part time in post-retirement status. Gerard P. O'Keefe, a retired attorney and Marine Corps colonel, is a chaplaincy volunteer at Fairfax (Va.) Hospital and an arimathean at the Fort Myer (Va.) Post Chapel and Arlington National Cemetery. 

Class Chair
Rev. Msgr. John J. Kelliher
Arthur W. Kane has become director of the newly founded Center for Contemporary Ethics at St. Thomas University in Miami, Fla. 

Class Chair
Barry R. McDonough
Class Correspondent
Paul F. Dupuis
Alfred R. DeCato, M.D., retired from general surgery and the practice of occupational medicine in August. The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) recently announced that Ronald S. Perry has been selected as one of the recipients of its Distinguished Achievement Award, given periodically to ECAC athletics and administrative officials "who have achieved outstanding success and who have made significant contributions in the interest of intercollegiate athletics." In September, Robert A. Rubino, D.M.D., who practiced dentristry in Rochester, N.H., until his retirement in 1997, began working at Frisbie Memorial Hospital, Rochester, in food nutrition service. 

Class Chair
Franklin M. Hundley
Rev. William P. Blottman is the chaplain of the Catholic Memorial Home in Fall River, Mass. James J. Callahan Jr. spoke at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association held in Boston in November, calling for a surgeon general's report on home care services for the elderly; during the meeting, he received the Key Award for Leadership in Health and Aging. Callahan is currently serving as the director of the Policy Center on Aging at the Heller School, Brandeis University, in Waltham, Mass. 

Class Chair
Braden A. Mechley
Class Correspondent
Arthur J. Andreoli
The East Haven (Conn.) Democratic Town Committee recently selected Thomas J. Giaimo as one of the recipients of the local party's first annual "John F. Kennedy Profiles in Courage Awards," presented to local individuals who have exemplified democratic ideals and a devotion to public service. Giaimo served as the East Haven probate judge for 32 years, until his retirement in 1998, and practiced law in East Haven throughout his career. Active in the local democratic party and in town government, he served as a member of the Democratic Town Committee from 1965-96. John T. Harrington, M.D., dean of Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, was one of four medical school deans from Massachusetts to receive the "Distinguished Service Award," given by the American Physicians Fellowship (APF) for Medicine in Israel. Harrington was honored as a "leader in Massachusetts medicine" at the 50th anniversary dinner of the APF held in Boston on Oct. 11. Earlier in the day, he and fellow recipients spoke at a public symposium on the future of medical education in the United States at the Boston Public Library. On Nov. 1, Harrington completed five years of service as dean at Tufts. 

Class Chair
William P. Maloney
Class Correspondent
John J. Ormond
In September, James A. Kennedy Jr. was named the chairman of the board of trustees of the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark. In October, Walter L. Murphy was appointed chief justice of the New Hampshire State Superior Court. 

Class Co-Chairs
George M. Ford
George F. Sullivan Jr.
The Oct. 23 edition of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly featured an interview with John M. Greaney, associate justice of the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) of Massachusetts and co-chair of the SJC's Judiciary/Media Committee.

Class Chair
Joseph E. Dertinger Jr.
George Blaney has been named assistant men's basketball coach at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston. The Rutgers Law School Alumni Association selected Kevin J. Collins, chair of the board of governors for Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, as the recipient of its distinguished alumnus award. In September, Collins was elected treasurer of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission, Bear Mountain, N.Y.; he has served as a commissioner on the board since 1995. Thomas E. Cronin recently began his eighth year as president of Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash.; he also serves as a director on several boards, including the Cascade Natural Gas Corp. and the Washington Humanities Commission. Joseph E. Dertinger Jr. is now the chairman of the Central New York chapter of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI. F. Michael Stapleton is now the president and chief executive officer of Cortland (N.Y.) Savings Bank. 

Class Chair
William J. O'Leary Jr.
Richard E. Reilly is a partner in the Milwaukee, Wis., law firm of Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, specializing in family law. 

Class Chair
Charles J. Buchta
Class Correspondent
Michael J. Toner
Paul O. LeClerc, who is the president of the New York Public Library, received an honorary doctorate from the Sorbonne Nouvelle in October. On Oct. 3, Thomas F. Sullivan Jr. was sworn in as first justice of the Marlboro (Mass.) District Court; he was appointed an associate justice of the district court in Worcester in 1984. 

Class Chair
Ronald T. Maheu
On Nov. 7, Robert E. Nist, D.M.D., was inducted into the Canisius High School (Buffalo, N.Y.) Sports Hall of Fame; Nist has maintained a general dentistry practice in Montpelier, Vt., for the past 28 years. 

Class Co-Chairs
David J. Martel
Thomas F. McCabe
John A. York has been named deputy commissioner for field operations for the Massachusetts Department of Social Services.

Class Chair
Kenneth M. Padgett
Class Correspondent
William L. Juska Jr.
In October, Thomas E. Gallagher was appointed president and chief executive officer of Park Place Entertainment Corp., Las Vegas, Nev. John R. Middleton, M.D., has been named "1999 Distinguished Physician of the Year," by the board of directors of Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy, N.J.

Class Co-Chairs
John J. McLaughlin Jr.
John P. Sindoni
Francis J. Faulkner is the associate director of Citizens for Limited Taxation in Boston. The Northboro-Southboro (Mass.) School District recently announced that Charles E. Gobron has been named director of curriculum and instruction for the school system, effective Jan. 2. Daniel M. Harrigan, D.D.S., continues to work as a general dentist in San Diego and Orange counties, Calif. Immaculata (Pa.) College invited Christopher J. Matthews to deliver the keynote address at its Conference on Leadership that took place last October. A. Thomas Pezzella, M.D., is currently on the staff of the Rapid City (S.D.) Regional Hospital as a cardiac surgeon. John P. Sindoni recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of his association with the Syracuse, N.Y., law firm of Hiscock & Barclay.

Class Co-Chairs
John T. Collins
Brian W. Hotarek
Eugene P. Hickey is serving as a "loaned executive" for the 2000 United Way Community Campaign in Glastonbury, Conn.; in this capacity, he meets with local business executives and their employees on behalf of the community campaign.

Class Chair
David H. Drinan
The St. Thomas More Society of Worcester County selected Francis R. Fecteau as the recipient of its Distinguished Jurist Award, presented at the 43rd annual "Red Mass," celebrated in October at St. Paul's Cathedral in Worcester. The October 6 issue of The Catholic Free Press contained an article by Rev. Chester J. Misiewicz about "Antioch, the Last Ancient City" exhibition at the Worcester Art Museum; Fr. Misiewicz is currently serving as pastor of St. Aloysius Parish in Gilbertville, Mass. Stephen M. Pezzella, M.D., is chairman of the medical specialties department and chief of cardiology with the Fallon Clinic in Worcester. 

Bernard V. Keenan Jr. has been appointed associate dean for academic affairs at Suffolk University Law School in Boston. Edward F. Lenox Jr. is a partner in the Quincy, Mass., law firm of Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane. John J. Murphy Jr. recently joined the Boeing Company's space and communications group in Hampton, Va., as a business development representative. 

Class Chair
Robert T. Bonagura
Class Correspondent
Jerome J. Cura Jr.
Charles J. Davis continues to practice law in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Class Chair
Allan F. Kramer II
Robert E. Cooney recently accepted the position of assistant principal at Cranston (R.I.) High School East. Dennis J. Sullivan, M.D., was the team physician for the U.S. hockey team in the 2000 International Ice Hockey Federation Tournament held in Slovakia from Aug. 10-24. Michael T. Warshaw has been appointed master/barrister to Hadyn Proctor Inns of Court, New Jersey Superior Court, Monmouth County. 

Class Co-Chairs
Gregory C. Flynn
Edward P. Meyers
William F. Bagley Jr. has been appointed the director of institutional advancement at the Bancroft School in Worcester. John F. Brennan, who recently retired from the Cape Cod Community College recreational department, works part time as a swimming instructor and marketer with AT&T. John B. Kearney has recently been elected a fellow of the American Bar Foundation; he is a partner in the Cherry Hill, N.J., law firm of Kenney & Kearney, where he specializes in commercial, environmental and employment law. In September, Alaska Airlines announced the appointment of Thomas R. O'Grady to the new post of staff vice president of general litigation and regulatory law. George R. Piché is the owner of Team Spine Inc., Milwaukee, Wis., a distributor for Medtronic Sofamor Danek spinal fusion surgical implant products; Piché, who has been involved in medical sales since the start of his career, founded the company in 1998.

Class Co-Chairs
Stanley J. Kostka Jr.
Edward J. Sullivan
Lawrence P. "Larry" Himmelsbach, who has been with the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C., since 1985, is currently working on nonproliferation and nuclear materials control issues. Michael E. Niedermeier, who has served 12 years on the town of Trumbull (Conn.) Police Commission, has recently been elected vice chairman of the board; he has also been elected president of the Cardinal Sheehan Center which provides services to inner city youth in Bridgeport, Conn. Roger A. Zalneraitis is a registered representative and recruiter for John Hancock Life in Maitland, Fla. 

Class Co-Chairs
Joseph W. Cummings
Joseph A. Sasso Jr.
Francis X. McGovern has been appointed the chief executive officer and president of Tower Software in Reston, Va., a research and development company specializing in the development of electronic records and document management software. 

Class Chair
Thomas E. Ryan
Class Correspondent
Thomas C. Healey
John C. Hampsey and his wife, Patricia, announce the birth of their daughter, Maya, on May 16. Daniel J. McNamara is an attorney with the New York City law firm of DeCicco, Gibbons & McNamara. John J. Nagle III was recently installed as the president of the Baltimore (Md.) County Bar Association. Philip A. Zachary has been named vice president/general manager of radio stations WHFS-FM and WARW-FM in Washington, D.C.; the stations are owned by Infinity Broadcasting Corp., Lanham, Md., a division of CBS/VIACOM.

Class Co-Chairs
Kathleen T. Connolly
Shaun P. Mathews
In December, Alexander Aponte Jr. was appointed corporation counsel for the city of Hartford, Conn.; a member of the economic development commission, he is a partner in the Hartford law firm of Perakos, Zitser & Aponte. Susan Iannucci Cesaro was the recipient of the "2000 Social Worker of the Year Award" by the Rhode Island Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. John M. Collins is an assistant professor of physics at Wheaton College, Norton, Mass. Jeanne A. Donado has been appointed vice president of the Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, Mich., a community-based visual arts and history museum. 

Class Co-Chairs
Marcia Hennelly Moran
Mark T. Murray
Michael H. Shanahan
William H. Diamond Jr. is now the president and chief executive officer of WaveSplitter Technologies, Fremont, Calif., a manufacturer of fiber-optic components for optical networks. Colleen A. O'Keefe has recently been promoted to senior vice president-global customer service, for the telecommunications company, Global Crossing.

Class Co-Chairs
George A. Ashur
Deborah Pelles
In November, the White Mountain Insurance Group, headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda, announced the appointment of John P. Cavoores as a managing director in the newly formed holding company which owns all of White Mountains' U.S. operating companies; his responsibilities include helping to oversee major operating and strategic decisions in the company's insurance and reinsurance operations. In October, ThreadeXchange, headquartered in New York City, announced that Charles E.F. Millard Jr. has joined its advisory board. In December, AmSouth Bank, headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., announced the appointment of Gerard A. "Rod" Woodford as its e-commerce director. Woodford, a senior vice president, joined the bank in 1994.


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