Saint Peter’s Preparatory School
Eye-to-Eye with Sandy’s Fury
More in Deeds than in Words “You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.”
Throughout our 140-year history, the community of Saint Peter’s Prep has triumphed in many highs, and it has been dealt its fair share of lows. In my own experiences, I have been truly blessed with an abundance of happy memories; yet notwithstanding my good fortune, I have also faced very real challenges. And yet, while our lives may not always be colored with moments of joy, as Christians we know that through it all, God shepherds us at such times with people to support and sustain us, even in the darkest of hours. In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, the past few months at Saint Peter’s Prep – and indeed throughout the metropolitan area – have been challenging ones. Even now, the physical damage of Sandy continues to be assessed. And while the Prep community recovers from the storm, we have known and experienced the rock on which this community has been built. As our buildings and facilities rebound, we are reminded that nothing could have been accomplished without the heroic work of our staff, the tremendous generosity of our alumni, parents and friends, and the resilient spirit of the young men we have been given to serve. God has once again blessed Prep with men and women of unyielding faith, who have rooted this school upon the unfailing rock of Saint Peter. One person who continues to inspire all of us through the recovery process is my late predecessor as chairman of the Board of Trustees, Bill Ahearn, ’75, P’01. Bill’s love for Saint Peter’s Prep, and his commitment and dedication to all of us, was expressed more in deeds than in words. His vision for the school – for the formation of our students – inspires us to this day. Bill’s foundation is the rock upon which I now stand through the beginnings of my own service to the school. I am grateful to have known Bill and his family and am committed to serving in his memory and in their honor. As I look to our future together, I am mindful that both joyful and difficult days will greet us along our path. Yet, I am confident that the rock of Saint Peter, and the faith that he professed, will continue to provide a foundation stronger than any challenge – for we have experienced it through one of the worst storms in our history, and we have known it through the lives of fine Prep men like Bill Ahearn.
Phil McGovern, ’76,P’11 Chairman of the Board of Trustees
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Volume 23 - Number 2
Weathering the Storm
Bob Reiser, S.J. President
Jim DeAngelo, ’85 Principal
Chris Casazza, ’97 Editor Mike Jiran, ’03 Managing Editor John Irvine, ’83, P’11 Sports Editor
The fury of Hurricane Sandy presented serious challenges, but building upon 140 years of tradition and an indomitable spirit, Prep has emerged, stronger than ever.
Features 16 A Grand Farewell Before he says goodbye to Grand & Warren, Bob Reiser, S.J. reflects upon seven eventful years as Prep’s 26th president.
Trish Fitzpatrick, P’07,’11 Amlan Gangopadhyay, ’07 Jim Horan, ’70 Phil McGovern, ’76,P’11 Bob Reiser, S.J. Mike Ring, ’56 Contributors Mark Wyville, ’76, P’11 Select Photography
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To Whom Much is Given For Mariana and Tom Duncan, ’60, devotion to Prep transcends distance from Grand & Warren.
20 Sports Football and soccer reach state semis; Cross Country breaks county and school records; Crew rows on; Bowlers roll to victory; Winter sports by the numbers.
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22 Alumni Alumni answer Sandy’s challenge; Legends take center stage; Athletic Hall of Fame ready to honor nine greats; Remembering a vice principal who was second to none; the Petrean
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The ’65-’66 Petroc staff does some heavy lifting!
Bill Ahearn’s legacy of service; A familiar face returns for Prep’s winter play; Students reach out across cultures; Fashion Show shines bright amidst Sandy’s gloom; Recovery fund provides a rock for rebuilding.
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144 Grand Bill Ahearn (third from right) served as an adult leader on Kairos 17 in 2011. Prep’s chairman passed away suddenly last fall, but his legacy of service will be part of Grand & Warren forever.
A Legacy of Service With gratitude for his many years of service and leadership, the Prep community bid farewell to William J. Ahearn, ’75, P’01, who died unexpectedly last October after a short illness. A native of Jersey City and of Saint John’s Parish, Bill was elected chairman of the Board of Trustees in 2010. His tenure saw the completion of the first phase of Prep’s campus master plan, including the construction of the Donald P. Moriarty, ’48 Science Center and the O’Keefe Commons. Bill’s leadership guided a period of ongoing investment in Prep’s future – not only through improvements to the physical plant but also through significant initiatives in Ignatian identity, faculty retention, financial planning and curriculum development. During a previous term on Prep’s Board of Trustees, he served as chair both of the board’s Development Committee and the Annual Fund. In 2008, he and his wife Seton co-chaired the inaugural 144 Grand Gala. Beyond the boardroom, Bill’s roots in the Prep community ran deep. He is survived by his wife Seton; son Liam, ’01 and his wife Alison; and daughter Caitlin. He is the son-in-law of Mrs. Rose Caulfield (the late Edmund, ‘37), the brother-in-law of Jack Caulfield, ’71, P’00, ‘03 - Prep’s vice president for finance and his predecessor as chairman, Mary Beth Caulfield, P’00, ‘03 of the Browning Center staff and Maureen and Jed Doolan ’69, P’06 . He is also the uncle of Edmund Caulfield, ’00, Christopher Caulfield, ’03, a member of Prep’s English department, Mary Doolan, and James Doolan ’06. During his time as chairman, Bill was also an active participant in Prep’s Kairos retreat program as an adult leader, helping guide students through a life-shaping experience of Ignatian spirituality. Bob Reiser, S.J., Prep’s president expressed his – and the school’s – deep appreciation for the many gifts of the life of Bill Ahearn. “Bill’s creative and strategic thinking, actualized through his love of his family and of Saint Peter’s Prep, made him the embodiment of the Ignatian model of leadership,” he said. 8 Read a reflection by Matthew Bernardo, ‘13 at spprep.org/prepmag 2 spring 2013 n WWW.SPPREP.ORG n PREP MAGAZINE
Trustees Elect Phil McGovern, ’76, P’11 Chairman The Board of Trustees of Saint Peter’s Prep elected Philip F. McGovern, Jr., ’76,P’11 as the board’s seventh chairman in December. His second tenure on Prep’s board marks the latest step in a lifelong relationship with the school. After serving two terms as a trustee from 2004-2010, McGovern continued to work closely with the board as Prep’s general counsel since 2011. In addition to being a Prep alumnus himself, he is the son of the late Philip F. McGovern, Sr.,'43; the brother of the late John McGovern, '80; and the nephew of Joseph McGovern,'50. Phil and wife Diana are the parents of Phil, ’11, now a sophomore at Williams College, and Maddie, currently a senior at the Academy of the Holy Angels in Demarest. McGovern has been a partner in the law firm of Connell Foley, L.L.P. for 20 years, and has served as managing partner of the firm’s Jersey City office since 2001. In a legal career spanning four decades, he has earned numerous accolades and awards, and represented major clients including Shell Oil, United Parcel Service and Merrill Lynch & Co. His bar admissions include the New Jersey Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. Numerous other organizations besides Prep have benefited from McGovern’s leadership. He was a trustee of the Academy of Saint Aloysius from 1996-2006, and has served on the pastoral finance council for Saint Thomas the Apostle Church in Nutley from 2002-2010, and the finance council of the Academy of the Holy Angels since 2011. In his hometwon of Nutley, he has chaired the Township Planning Board since 1998 and coached various youth baseball and basketball programs since 1989. He has also been an active and involved benefactor of Saint Anthony’s High School in Jersey City. “Phil will be a fine chairman of the board because of his and his family’s very personal relationship with Saint Peter’s Prep, spanning three generations of McGovern men,” said Prep’s president, Bob Reiser, S.J. “As a member of our board and then as general counsel to the school, he already has a deep knowledge of and strong experience in the leadership of Prep. “Phil’s dedication to his family, his profession and his Church are the qualities held by our previous chairmen, and thus Phil continues the proud tradition of lay leadership for this Jesuit school.”
Laughter Onstage & Off Under the direction of Jack Campion, Prep Dramatics’ Laughter on the 23rd Floor provided ample laughter in O’Keefe Commons. And as always, additional laughter was on offer at the annual dramatics homecoming on opening night – some of it courtesy of a very special guest: Nathan Lane, ’74. The two-time Tony Award winner chatted for hours with his fellow guests, shaking hands and posing for pictures throughout. Lane appeared as the Sid Caesar-like Max Prince when Neil Simon’s semi-autobiographical comedy debuted on Broadway in 1993. This time around, it was Brandon Wendt, ’13 in the role of the 1950s TV host who battles the network brass for creative control, backed by a team of young comedy writers destined for greatness. Performing with one of Prep’s two Tony winners in the audience (the other being Philip Bosco, ’48) was a thrill for the cast and crew, many of whom took to social media to tell their friends about the experience. “To know he was there just pumped us up,” tweeted Marc Wright, ’15, who played the Mel Brooks-esque Ira Stone. “Such an honor to perform for a theatre icon.”
8 View additional photos at spprep.org/prepmag CLOCKWISE FROM TOP RIGHT: The cast and crew pose with Nathan Lane, ’74; James Ryan, ’14 (Kenny Franks) and Brandon Wendt, ’13 (Max Prince); Nathan Lane chats with director Jack Campion and his wife Jane; Michael Dombrowski, ’13 (Lucas Brickman) and Josh Crespo, ’13 (Brian Doyle); Marc Wright, ’15 (Ira Stone). PREP MAGAZINE n WWW.SPPREP.ORG n SPRING 2013 3
A Super Weekend ! Prep Super Bowl Raffle winners Carlene and Juan Anderson, P'15,'17 enjoyed a “super” weekend in New Orleans, scoring two tickets to the big game along with airfare and hotel accommodations to round out an unforgettable trip to the Big Easy. More than 300 tickets were sold for the January 23 drawing, with proceeds supporting Prep’s financial assistance program. Special thanks go to Jim Stokes, ’62 and his son Michael for helping to organize this once-in-a-lifetime experience for the lucky winners. 8 Watch the drawing – and Juan’s reaction – at spprep.org/prepmag
A Fresh Face at Grand & Warren Saint Saint Peter’s Peter’s Prep Prep
Prep’s new “signature” as it appears on the letterhead for the Office of the President. The new look has already begun to appear on Prep documents of all kinds – including the address panel of this magazine!
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This year, Prep has introduced a new visual “signature,” for the first time since 2000. It proclaims Prep as New Jersey’s Jesuit High School Since 1872 on stationery and various documents, both physical and electronic, and completes a visual overhaul that began with the new look of Prep Magazine in 2009. The sample pictured here comes from the letterhead for the Office of the President. “Prep is a school looking ahead to its 150th anniversary and beyond, in the midst of a total transformation of its campus, and yet building upon centuries of spiritual, academic and intellectual tradition,” said Mike Jiran, ’03, Prep’s director of communications, who created the new design with input from a committee of administrators. “We wanted to reflect and celebrate what Saint Peter’s Prep stands for.” Featuring the central crest of Prep’s seal in full color, the new signature emphasizes the elements that link Prep’s tradition to Jesus, to Saint Peter and to Saint Ignatius Loyola. The typography is designed both to improve legibility and to celebrate an academic tradition centered around the printed word.
8 Learn more about the design process at spprep.org/prepmag
Painting an Identity This winter, Prep art students teamed up with The Memory Project, a nationwide initiative in which art students create portraits for children and teens around the world who have been orphaned, neglected, or disadvantaged. The organization sent photos of children and teens in Guyana to Grand & Warren, where thirteen of Prep’s most talented young artists, under the guidance of fine arts department chair Megan Klim, set about creating original works of art to send back to their subjects. “Given that kids in such situations usually have few personal keepsakes, the purpose of the portraits is to provide them with a special memory of their youth and to help honor their self identity,” explained Ben Schumaker, director of The Memory Project. “The project also allows art students to practice kindness, empathy, and service to others.” 144 144Grand GrandStreet Street| Jersey | JerseyCity, City,NJ NJ07302 07302| www.spprep.org | www.spprep.org| T: | T:201-547-6410 201-547-2308 201-547-2308| F: 201-547-6410 | F:201-547-6421 201-547-6421| E: | E:email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Miguel Vidal, ’14 at work in the art studio.
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Fr. Reiser Named Chair of JSEA Board What’s next for Bob Reiser, S.J. after he completes his term as Prep’s president this summer is not yet confirmed, but wherever he lands, he will continue to play a leading role in Jesuit secondary education. This winter, he was named chairman of the Jesuit Secondary Education Association’s Board of Directors. A member of the board since 2010, Fr. Reiser was elected chair in Feburary. His responsibilities will include presiding at meetings of the board and its executive committee, and working with the other board members to ensure that the mission of the JSEA is being actualized by the President and his or her staff. Since 1970, the JSEA has provided support, structure and guidance to the Jesuit high schools of the United States. According to its mission statement, the organization “initiates programs and provides services that enable its member schools to sustain their Ignatian vision and Jesuit mission of educational excellence in the formation of young men and women of competence, conscience and compassion.”
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The “Men of Prep” took to the runway once more in casual and formal fashions.
Hurricane Sandy threw the proverbial monkey wrench into the midst of Fashion Show season, but a late outpouring of support meant the tricky tray was fully stocked with prizes!
After a successful debut in 2011, the ladies’ fashions were once again modeled by the “Sisters of Prep.” Here, they awaited their turn on the runway.
LEFT: Tuxedo model Joseph Nicoletti, ’13 with mom Patty.
Every Fashion Show guest’s favorite sight: one of the student volunteers on his way with a freshly-won basket!
RIGHT: Matthew Halchak, ’13 on the runway with Paige Altrui, sister of Michael Altrui, ’16.
A Light Burns Through the Darkness Despite the many challenges posed to the Prep community and the entire region by Hurricane Sandy just three weeks prior, more than 600 Prep moms – and even a few brave dads! – and their guests packed Mayfair Farms in West Orange to “Keep the Fire Burning” at the 2012 PPA Fashion Show. In a testament to the resilience and dedication of the Prep community, the event raised over $113,000. As always, row upon row of gift baskets awaited the raffle tickets of eager fashion show guests. The timing of the storm posed a particular challenge to the process of collecting prize donations, but an incredible outpouring of support doubled the inventory of gifts during the final week! All the food, fun and fashion of this pre-Thanksgiving tradition were back in full force, setting Mayfair Farms abuzz with the chatter of happy attendees, punctuated by the occasional shouts of victory as the raffle numbers were called. For the second straight year, the “Men of Prep” were joined on the runway by the “Sisters of Prep.” Twenty-four Prep juniors and seniors showed off casual looks by French Connection and the Prep Campus Shop, as well as a range of formalwear provided by longtime partner Tuxedos by Rose in North Bergen. The twelve Sisters of Prep wore fashions provided by Annie Sez of Edgewater and French Connection. A selection of sunglasses were also provided by Cohen’s Fashion Optical on Journal Square. A veritable army of volunteers made it all possible, led by Fashion Show co-chairs Pura Cabrera, P’08,’13; Mary Dombrowski, P’13,’15; Clare BegleyGarber, P’12,’15; and Michele Kellner, P’13,’15. The committee worked closely with special events director Frances Salvo and the rest of Prep’s advancement staff, ensuring the success of this year’s fashion show even in the face of adversity.
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The More Things Exchange
This spring 22 students from Clara-Fey Gymnasium and two of their teachers, Ute Klein and Linda Winslow-Sack, arrived in Jersey City, marking the 14th biennial exchange between Prep and the school in Schleiden, among the Eifel hills of western Germany. Activities included time on campus as well as several New York excursions and a weekend in Washington, D.C. It was the first exchange led by Prep German teacher Sal Veniero, ‘05, who had participated as a student in 2003 and 2005. The German leg of the exchange will take place this June.
In Search of...Victory
Joseph Mucciolo, ’13, Brandon Wendt, ’13, Andrew Mauro, ’14, Andrew Holowienka, ’14, Matt Donofrio, ’14 and Nick Cozzarelli, ’15 (above, with faculty members Rosalie Romano and John Mullin, S.J.) took first place in Italian Language and Culture Day at Montclair State University in March. The theme for the day was “In Cerca di...” (“In Search of ...” ) and the Prep team performed a skit entitled “In Cerca della Dolce Vita.” Another highlight for Prep came in the middle school division, where Mauro Raguseo, ’03 was the teacher for the winning team from Frelinghuysen Middle School in Morristown (at left).
Mega Mathletes Each year, the Moody’s Mega Math Challenge gives teams of high school students around the country a chance to tackle a real-world problem by developing their own mathematical models. This year’s challenge asked students to address the issue of plastic waste, by modeling the best recycling methods for cities to implement based on their demographics, and recommending guidelines for nationwide recycling standards. Under the guidance of Bob O’Hare, S.J. of the math department, a team of five Prep seniors joined 6,000 fellow students nationwide in the competition. Demetrius Cross, Kyle Lupo, Jai Malik, David Somers and Brian Toner spent an entire Sunday on campus working together to develop a solution. While this year’s entry didn’t take home a share of the $60,000 in scholarship prizes on offer, the competition represented the start of a new tradition for Prep’s math program, and an opportunity for the team to explore the practical applications of what they learn in the classroom. 6 spring 2013 n WWW.SPPREP.ORG n PREP MAGAZINE
One for the History Books For the third year in a row, a Prep team has qualified for the National History Bowl. The competition will take place in Washington, D.C. and Arlington, Virginia at the end of April. Pictured, left to right, are General Ozochiawaeze, ’13; Anthony LaRocca, ’14; Ryan Berger, ’14; Andrew Walker-Sorina, ’13; team captain David Somers, ’13; Chris Kondratowicz, ’16 and Bret Jablonski, ’14. Anthony LaRocca also qualified for the National History Bee – the individual competition held in conjunction with the team-oriented Bowl.
Photo File Section
Photo File: Heavy Lifting It would seem that since the first keystroke committed the first letter of the first Petroc article to paper, Prep’s student newspaper has shared a certain rivalry with its older sibling, the Petrean yearbook. Often sharing cramped quarters, and vying for the attention of readers and prospective staff members alike, these two chronicles of Prep life have been known to poke fun at one another whenever possible. Far be it from Prep Magazine to take sides, of course – we’d like to think that this Prep publication, oriented to a more mature audience of alumni and parents, is above all that; besides, our managing editor is a veteran of both sides of the divide – but there’s no denying that the portrayal of the Petroc staff in many a Petrean, delivered with a note of good-natured sarcasm, can be one of the more entertaining pages as one strolls down memory lane. This time around, our Photo File entry comes from the 1966 Petrean, and originally bore the caption, “Brian Corrigan, Rick Bradshaw, Tom DiMatteo, Paul Diebel, and Joe Hartnett putting up a good front.” We’re willing to give the benefit of the doubt and concede the possibility that these “Whalers” (to use a term from this era) had merely set aside more pressing matters to accommodate the yearbook photographer. Given the heavy reconstruction work that has marked much of the school year since October, though, this shot seemed appropriate as we wish the Petroc a happy 70th birthday later this year.
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Mulry Renovations to Start in Late Summer After more than two years of planning, the extensive renovations of Mulry and Hogan halls are scheduled to begin by Labor Day, and continue through the upcoming school year. The initial focus will be the lower level of Mulry (former locker room), with an emphasis on addressing all water-related issues and then constructing five classrooms of varying sizes (see schematic). This will be followed by significant renovations to the upper floors of both buildings. When completed, the new lower level of Mulry will provide a seamless connection to the adjacent classrooms in Hogan Hall, and to the Giannone Media Center in the Moriarty Science Center. The project is being funded by Imagine: The Fund for Saint Peter’s Prep.
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Seven-Figure Gifts Lead the Way to Phase Two Renovations The ongoing preparations—financial and logistical—for the next phase of major campus renewal received a significant infusion of support recently in the form of two seven-figure commitments to Imagine: The Fund for Saint Peter’s Prep. In September, Mariana & Tom Duncan, ’60 pledged $1 million to the renovation of Mulry Hall—specifically, the creation of a new academic administrative suite of offices that will comprise the entire first floor of that century-old building (see related article on page 19). Five months later, Mary E. “Eileen” Moriarty, wife of the late Don Moriarty, ’48, fulfilled a Phase One “Challenge” by making a new commitment of $4 million to Phase Two. This includes $2.5 million to the imminent renovations of Mulry and Hogan halls, and an initial $1.5 million to the extensive renovation of Shalloe Hall (which will follow the Mulry/Hogan projects). Mrs. Moriarty, who provided the lead gift to Phase One of the master plan—supporting the creation of the Moriarty Science Center, O’Keefe Commons, and the new classrooms in the former parish building and the Hogan Hall locker room—had offered to use a Phase Two lead gift as a “challenge and inspiration” to potential supporters of Phase One. As a result, Prep attained the “challenge goal” of reaching $11 million in Phase One commitments by the target date of June 30, 2011, thus making this lead gift to Phase Two a reality. The initial budget for the Phase Two projects, including all ancillary costs, is $20 million. In addition, as with Phase One, the growth of Prep’s
financial aid resources is a component of the Imagine Fund’s Phase Two initiatives. Thus, when the financial aid component is included, the total Phase Two goal is $28 million. “It is difficult to put into words what receiving two gifts of this magnitude within a six-month period means to our planning efforts,” remarked Jim Horan, ’70, vice president for planning and principal giving. “Besides the tangible effect of providing funds to be used directly toward these projects, it also further underscores the extent and depth of the support that Prep continues to receive on an annual basis. And, more specifically, it is an endorsement of our conclusion that the renovation of these buildings should not be postponed further.” For Prep president Bob Reiser, S.J., who will be completing his tenure as Prep’s 26th president in June, this final year at the helm at Grand & Warren will be marked by what he referred to as “the remarkable scope of generosity the school has received through both its challenging times and its periods of accomplishment.” He added: “Leadership gifts always, and deservedly so, make the headlines, and we are so fortunate that these marquee expressions of generosity are complemented by literally thousands of other supporters on every level. When I look at the recent gifts [over $543,000] to ‘Upon This Rock’ [the special fundraising initiative to help Prep recover from Superstorm Sandy], coupled with the great strength of our Annual Fund and scholarship programs, it truly quantifies what Prep means to so many people. It’s an extremely special and unique place.”
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With the first floor of the Moriarty Science Center now serving as the main entrance to the campus, the adjacent Mulry Hall will be reconfigured to better serve the school's academic administration.
The Superstorm Sandy Recovery Fund We gratefully acknowledge the following for their generous support of Prep’s Superstorm Sandy Recovery Fund. Bridging the gap between what insurance and other emergency funding covered and the full cost of restoring and storm-proofing Prep’s facilities in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, this fund helped to ensure that the work of Jesuit education could continue unhindered at the corner of Grand & Warren. $25,000 + M/M Brian R. Archer, ’86 M/M Thomas W. Burke, ’56 M/M Kevin A. Cummings, ’72, P’05,’10 Investors Bank Skae Power Solutions M/M John A. King, P’14 M/M Thomas J. Sullivan, ’53, P’93 M/M Thomas J. Sullivan, Jr., ’93
$10,000 – $24,999 M/M Lawrence Bovich, P’09,’11,’15 Mrs. Winifred L. Coughlin M/M Douglas DeMartin, P’15 M/M Salvatore Gentile, P’13 Mr. Robert A. Knox, ’70 Mechanical Technologies, LLC The New York Province of the Society of Jesus
Mr. Peter H. Nickerson, ’70 M/M James Rowen M/M Brendan J. Ward, P’06,’08 M/M Thomas Whelan, H’08
$5,000 – $9,999 M/M George T. Beck, ’51 M/M William J. Bell, ’57 M/M Kevin J. Collins, ’57 Columbian Charitable Group, Inc M/M Timothy Grell, P’16 M/M Kazimierz J. Herchold, ’64 M/M Kevin Irwin, P’16 M/M Joseph A. Manganello, Jr. M/M James J. Murtha, ’83 M/M Stephen Nolan, P’12,’17 M/M Joseph P. Russoniello, ’59 M/M Thomas J. Tulp, P’10
$2,500 – $4,999 M/M Mark Armstrong, P’10 Dr. & Mrs. Roger J. Calantone, ’66 Ms. Noel Cotter, P’15 M/M Raymond C. Dee M/M Julius DeSantis, P’16 M/M John Andrew Lovito, P’16 M/M Paul J. McGovern, P’64 Mr. Michael R. Milano, ’70 M/M Daniel Park, P’10
M/M Louis Renzetti, P’14 Dr. Linda DeGaeta & Dr. Patrick J. Ryan, ’68 Mr. J. Paul Schaetzle, ’71 M/M James C. Stokes, ’62 M/M Timothy Williams, P’16 M/M Cezar Zawistowski, P’15,’17
$1,000 – $2,499 Anonymous M/M Brad Bedell, P’16 Mr. Mark P. Bender, ’71 Mr. Christian M. Blauch M/M Joseph P. Blauvelt, P’09 M/M Steven Boyd, P’96,’01 Rev. Msgr. Edward G. Bradley, ’58 M/M Robert J. Bradley, ’47 M/M Francis P. Briamonte, III, ’86 Mr. Joseph V. Burakevich, ’56 M/M Daniel H. Butko, P’12,’14 Mr. Paul J. Callahan, ’72 M/M David M. Canale, P’05,’09 M/M Phillip Capone, P’13 M/M Timothy Carney, P’08,’12,’14, ’17 Mrs. Diane M. Casazza, P’95,’97 M/M John V. Caulfield, ’71, P’00,’03
Dr. & Mrs. Robert B. Comizzoli, ’58 M/M Edward V. Connell, ’71, P’02 M/M Richard F. Connors, Jr., ’81, P’15 M/M Joseph M. Cooney, ’45, P’68,’76 Ms. Denise Tajan-Dillon and Mr. Thomas Dillon, P’16 Mr. Richard K. Donnelly, ’63 M/M Joseph D. Facchini, ’98 M/M William P. Fitzpatrick, P’07,’16 M/M Thomas Gallagher M/M Gregory G. Gannon, ’57 Mr. Edward J. Gargiulo, Jr., ’89 Mr. Thomas J. Gibson, Jr., ’75 M/M Gregory Gnall, P’04 The Gronda Family M/M John Halligan, P’15 M/M Edward A. Hartnett, ’78, P’08 M/M Tony Hipple, P’15,’17 M/M James C. Horan, ’70 M/M Gerald P. Iorio, ’98 M/M Stephen Jasko, P’14 Ms. Michelle Johnson-Lewis & Mr. Earl Lewis, P’14 Mr. Safal K. Joshi, ’88 M/M Jeffrey Kellner, ’85, P’13,’15
Mr. Richard A. Kelly, ’63 Ms. Elizabeth Kemp Dr. B. Melvin Kiernan, ’53 M/M James M. Kiernan, ’56 The Hon. George A. Krol, ’74 M/M Kenneth F. Kunzman, ’54 M/M Brian LaBau, P’11 Mr. Joseph Lynch M/M Kenneth T. Maloney, ’79 M/M Steven Mazzari, P’10 Dr. & Mrs. Patrick J. McGovern, Jr., ’68, P’99,’05 Mr. Terence J. McGurn, ’53 M/M Gary McIlroy, P’16 M/M John McKivergan, P’14,’15 Ms. Yolanda Cuomo & Mr. Joseph McLaughlin, P’10,’16 M/M Raymond Mikovits, P’13,’17 Dr. Vincent J. Milazzo, ’77 M/M Joseph P. Monteleone, P’98,’02 Mr. J.D. Moriarty Ms. Mary Ellen Moriarty M/M Thomas Moriarty, P’16 M/M John P. Murtha, ’50 Ms. Margaret O’Neill M/M Rafael Oro, P’13,’15 Mr. Hubert J. O’Toole, ’51 Mrs. Mary Alyce Pardo
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144 Grand M/M John Parisi M/M Joseph M. Petri, ’71 M/M James A. Pilla, ’67 M/M Thomas Pimpinelli, P’13 M/M John Polanin, Jr., P’11 M/M Patrick J. Murphy, P’08 M/M David Reidy, P’16 M/M Philip Reynolds, P’09,’11,’13 M/M Edward D. Riedlinger, ’67 M/M James G. Rizzo, ’77, P’10 M/M Mark A. Rizzo, ’72, P’03,’08 M/M Maurice W. Ryan, P’01 Mr. Ralph Sarkisian, ’73 Rev. Arthur B. Schute, ’60 Mr. Ihor Shevchuk, ’80 M/M James Skiff The Saint Michael’s College Edmundite Community Ms. Bette Mohr & Mr. Charles J. Steele, ’48 M/M Kirk Tice, P’14 M/M Anthony Venditti, P’12 M/M Joseph G. Weiss, ’52 M/M Donald J. Williamson, ’54 M/M Bruce Woerner, ’74 M/M Scott A. Wright, P’10,’15
$1 – $999 M/M Craig B. Adams, ’93 M/M. Liam D. Ahearn, ’01 Mr. Steven Ahn, ’96 M/M Michael J. Albanese, Sr., P’85 M/M Kenneth F.X. Albers, P’71,’73 M/M Kevin Albers Ms. Cinderella Alegria, P’03,’07,’14,’16 M/M Feisal Alibhai Alliance Bernstein Ms. Gigi Collins and Mr. Michael Altrui, Sr., P’16 Mr. Kenneth Andrade Mr. Thomas P. Andretti M/M David Andrews M/M Dennis Apicella, P’14 Mr. Matthew J. Apicella, ’12 Mr. Bryan W. Archibald, ’99 M/M Joseph C. Armbruster, ’63 Mr. Joseph J. Atkins M/M Ralph Avallone, P’06,’09 Mr. John Baay Mr. Adam R. Baber Mrs. Patricia Backus, P’89 Ms. Julie H. Bae M/M John P. Bailey, ’43 M/M Erwin Bandales, P’16 M/M Robert W. Barkovitz, ’69 Mrs. Maggie Barnes-Thomann Mr. Christopher R. Barry, ’77 M/M Edward Barry, P’06,’10 Mr. John Barry M/M Drew Bauman Mr. Daniel Begley M/M Gerry Bellotti, P’88
SUPERSTORM SANDY RECOVERY FUND Mr. John P. Bender, ’68 Mr. and Dr. Richard J. Bender, ’74, P’04,’09 Ms. Elizabeth A. Benedict Mr. Anthony J. Biunno, ’61 Rev. Donald E. Blumenfeld, ’71 Mr. Gary M. Bogdanski, ’02 Dr. & Mrs. Edward M. Bolger, ’55 M/M Louis Bongiorno, P’15 Mr. Michael F. Bonifanti, ’58 M/M William J. Borden, ’57 M/M Edward J. Borrone, ’57 M/M Raymond Bowes, P’15 M/M Robert Bowker, P’06 Capt. & Mrs. Peter B. Boyne, ’53 Ms. Judith T. Bozza Mr. Donald G. Brady, ’71 Dr. & Mrs. Mark E. Branon, ’63 Ms. Maureen M. Lyons-Brennan & Mr. John P. Brennan, P’12,’16 M/M Christopher M. Briamonte, ’91 The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, Inc. Ms. Megan Hobbs Brodbeck and Mr. Kevin Brodbeck, ’89 Mr. Robert P. Broderick, ’69 Mr. Thomas J. Brophy, ’76 Mrs. Anne Brower M/M Peter Brown, P’14 Mr. Timothy Brown Mr. Christopher J. Brusgard, ’05 M/M Frank Brzenk, ’58 M/M James Bujnowski, P’09 Dr. & Mrs. Anthony J. Calabrese, ’64 Ms. Moira Caliguire M/M Rodolfo Camacho, P’93,’96 Ms. Ashley Campbell Mr. Michael Campbell M/M Peter J. Capizzi, ’87 M/M Anthony Cardino, P’88,’92,’00 Dr. Robert M. Carducci, ’54 Ms. Jeannette Carmody M/M Joseph Carroll, P’11 Mr. Stephen C. Caruana, ’72 M/M Mark Carucci Mr. Christopher J. Casazza, ’97 Mr. Timothy Caslin Mr. Joseph T. Cassidy, ’59 Capt. Brian M. Castelli, ’01 M/M Louis F. Castelli, ’66, P’01 M/M Mario J. Catani, ’50 Mr. Christopher B. Caulfield, ’03 Mr. Edmund Caulfield, ’00 M/M Frank Cerbone, P’16 M/M Andrew J. Cevasco, P’00,’07,’10 Mr. Marc A. Cevasco, ’00 M/M Edward Chestnut Mr. Brian Christman, ’90 Mr. John Cirilli, ’96 Ms. Carol Parks Clancy and Mr. Patrick Clancy, P’16 M/M Joseph A. Cleary, ’62
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Elmetwally, P’15,’16 Mr. Michael J. Elson, ’88 M/M Anthony R. Emma, P’99 Dr. & Mrs. John F. Erath, ’52 M/M Ron Erdman Mr. Stephen K. Erskine Ms. Mary-Anne Espino, P’14 Mr. George T. Evans Mr. John Evans M/M Paul Faherty, P’15 M/M Vincent J. Farrell, ’52 Mr. Clement M. Fatovic, ’91 M/M Peter J. Feeney, P’14,’16 Mr. Michael Figueroa, II Mr. Donald M. Finn, ’50 M/M Robert J. Finnerty, ’56 M/M Daniel D. Fiore M/M Robert J. Fischer, Jr., ’66, P’04 M/M George E. Flimlin, Jr., ’70 Mr. Anthony Forgione, ’56 M/M Charles Forker, P’10,’14 Mr. Jonathan B. Foster-Moore, ’98 Mr. Christopher Franz M/M Gerald L. Frascelli Ms. Lauren McDonough Freeman & Mr. Brian Freeman, P’12,’14 M/M Robert J. Frees, ’66 Mr. John Furey M/M Paul J. Gaddis M/M David J. Gallagher, ’59 M/M Nardeo Ganesh, P’16 Ms. Clare Begley & Mr. Glenn Garber, P’12,’15 Mr. Sebastian E. Garcia, ’09 Mr. Michael Gardner M/M Richard Garofalo M/M Harold V. Garrity, III M/M William J. Garry, ’57 Ms. Sally W. Garvey M/M Richard J. Gaven, ’58 Ms. Anne Geislinger M/M Christopher Geissler, P’15 M/M John E. Gelsinon M/M Vito J. Germinario, ’70 Mr. Patrick T. Giamario, ’07 M/M William Giannone, Jr., P’11 Ms. Meghan Gibney Mr. Matthew T. Gilbert, P’14 M/M Christopher J. Gill, P’14,’15 M/M Michael Giordano, P’83 Giorgio’s Mr. Robert Godosky M/M Peter J. Golas, ’54 Mrs. Arlene Goldberg Ms. Dina Brachman & Mr. Neil Goldstein, P’12 M/M James D. Goodwin Ms. Marisol Gordon, P’10 Mr. Steve Gruppioni M/M Michael J. Guarino, ’89 M/M Paul M. Guyet, Sr., ’57 Ms. Jennifer Hager Mr. Jonathan J. Hammer, ’68
M/M Daniel Hanks, ’86 M/M Andrew W. Hanlon, P’02 M/M Robert S. Harney, ’57 Ms. Patricia Chemas-Hartl and Mr. Franz Hartl, P’16 Hatching Results, LLC Ms. Jennifer Hauser M/M Jeryl Hayes, P’04 M/M James B. Heaney, ’58 M/M Fredrik Hedengren, P’15 M/M Mark A. Henni, Sr. M/M William A. Hepper M/M Kevin Higgins, P’11 M/M William H. Hill, ’63 Mr. Edward G. Hinte, ’69 M/M William C. Hoffman, P’90 M/M Raymond Holowienka, P’11,’14 M/M William Hoppe Mr. Stanley Hreniuk, ’71 Hunter Douglas, Inc. M/M Daniel J. Hussey, ’59 Mrs. Corinne D. Irvine, P’67,’83 M/M Gerard Jablonski, P’11,’14 Jerry LaGuardia Productions LLC Mrs. Mary Jo Jesmer M/M Michael J. Jiran, ’03 M/M Richard A. Joel, Sr., ’52 Mr. Donald T. Joworisak M/M Florencio Juan, P’15 M/M Michael T. Kahrer, P’10 Mr. Randy Kail Mr. Dennis Kaill M/M John A. Kakolewski, ’62 Mrs. Kathleen Kane, P’84 M/M Thomas J. Karaty, ’57 Dr. & Mrs. John M. Katko, ’58 Rev. Stephen N. Katsouros, S.J. Mr. Gregory K. Kearney, ’12 Mr. Colin T. Kearns, ’03 M/M Kevin Kearns, P’11 MM James M. Keating, P’05 M/M Robert Keller, Jr., P’07 Mrs. Kathleen Kelly, P’92, ’04 Mr. Paul J. Kelly, Jr., ’63 Capt. & Mrs. Michael J. Kennedy, ’62 Ms. Judith Ann Kenney Mr. Thomas Kenny M/M Henry Khost, P’11 M/M Raymond V. Kilkenny, ’66 Mr. John G. Kirincich, ’62 Dr. John Kirkowski, ’61 Mr. Matthew B. Klarmann, ’95 M/M Brian T. Kloza, P’91,’94,’02 The Knights of Columbus, Council 11628 M/M John A. Koeller M/M Robert J. Koeppe, ’55 M/M Robert Kovacs M/M Carl J. Kraus, P’05 M/M George R. Krone, ’50 Mr. Scott Kudlacik, ’96 M/M James Kuklinski, P’10 Dr. Deborah Kuzma Mr. Brian La Forgia
“And I say to you, that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church...” –Matthew 16:18 Mr. Matthew C. Labus, ’89 M/M Gerald P. Lally, ’56 Mrs. Barbara Langan M/M Thomas S. Larson, ’73 Mr. Dennis J. LaRusso, ’72 M/M Clifford R. Lauterhahn, ’60 Dr. Roberta Lavin Ms. Blair Lawrence M/M Joseph Lemaire Mr. Reid Leslie M/M Louis J. Liberatore, ’69 M/M John M. Lillis, ’77 Mr. Kyle W. Lillis, ’10 M/M Patrick T. Lipka, ’71 M/M Timothy LiVolsi, P’06,’08,’11 M/M Charles M. Lizza, ’74, P’11,’12 M/M Gregory T. Loftus, ’67 Mr. Michael Lombardi M/M Declan Long, P’12,’15 M/M Fernando Lopez-Diaz Dr. & Mrs. Edward W. Luczynski, Jr., ’48 Mr. Richard Lugo, ’85 Mrs. Donna Lukish M/M Rodolfo Luttich Mr. John Mackin M/M Martin J. Mackin, ’67 M/M Robertson MacMillan, P’16,’17 Mr. Gerard E. Mahoney M/M Brad Manganello M/M J. David Manganello, P’15,’17 Mr. Jeff Manganello Mr. James Mann Mr. Mario A. Mantilla, ’09 M/M Anthony J. Marinello Rev. Earle L. Markey, S.J., ’49 M/M Timothy E. Markey, P’12,’13 Ms. Aileen Salvante-Martin and Mr. Roderick Martin M/M Jerry R. Masanque Ms. Linda Massaro M/M David Mastrodonato, P’16 M/M Marvin Mastrodonato Ms. Nikki Matharu Ms. Mary Ellen McCann M/M Laurence McCarthy, P’11,’13 Ms. Charlotte McLain Wallace, P’06 M/M Frank A. McConville, ’54 M/M Thomas McCormack Ms. Deidre Dillon & Mr. Hugh M. McDonald, ’83 M/M Sean R. McDonald, ’93 Mr. Gregory McElwee Mr. Sean W. McFarland, ’07 M/M Ronald McGann, P’13 M/M Francis J. McGovern, ’75 Mr. James P. McGovern Mr. John McGovern
Mr. Patrick J. McGovern, III, ’99 Mr. Patrick W. McGovern, ’72 Dr. & Mrs.Timothy J. McGovern, ’84 M/M William J. McGovern, III, ’70 Mr. Brian P. McGrath, ’04 Mr. Kevin M. McGrath, ’01 M/M Patrick M. McGrath, ’56 M/M John P. McLaughlin, P’16 Mr. Timothy McLaughlin M/M Hugh J. McManus, ’56 Mr. Joseph M. McManus, ’64 M/M Kenneth McManus, P’11,’15 Mr. Jeffrey M. McPartlan, ’98 The McQuade Family Foundation Ms. Mary Frances Meeks Mr. Patrick H. Mellea, ’04 M/M Anthony Menafro, P’12,’15 M/M Michael J. Menditto, ’59 M/M James T. Messano, ’58 M/M Richard Messina, P’13, ’15 M/M Charles Meuse, P’09,’13 Rev. Louis F. Micca, S.A.C., ’57 M/M Ronald Miguel, P’16 Rev. Lawrence Miller Ms. Charlotte Milliner M/M Steven Mintz Mr. Joshua D. Moe M/M Francis X. Mollenhauer, ’60 M/M Vincent Moloughney, P’11 M/M Ramon Morales, Jr., ’85, P’14 M/M John B. Mullen, ’55 M/M Albert E. Mullin, Jr., ’52 M/M Sean P. Munroe, P’15 M/M James Murduca, P’09 Dr. John D. Murphy Mr. John R. Murphy, ’08 Mr. Thomas R. Murtha, ’76 Mutual of America M/M William Nash M/M Marco Navarro, P’14 M/M Anthony S. Neusch, ’58 Ms. Jeanne Nietsche Ms. Brenda Nightingale Mrs. Marianne O’Boyle M/M Michael O’Brien Ms. Nancy J. O’Connor M/M Neil O’Connor, ’70 M/M Shawn M. O’Connor, ’81, P’06 Ms. Maureen O’Halloran M/M John O’Malley Mrs. Lynn O’Malley Mr. Francis J. O’Neill Ms. Mary Beth O’Reilly Dr. & Mrs. Anthony J. Orrico, ’62 M/M William Otterbein, P’15 Ms. Shawna V. Hudson & Mr. Ralph S. Pantozzi, ’88 Ms. Nubia Penaranda, P’10 Mr. Joseph A. Perez, Jr., ’99 Mr. Geoffrey Petersen, ’96
M/M Robert H. Petersen, P’94,’96 The Pfizer Foundation Mr. Luke Phillips, ’84 Mr. Edward Pickett, ’00 M/M William P. Pickett, ’49, P’00 M/M Gregory P. Polonica, ’68 M/M Francis J. Pomper, ’56 Mr. John R. Popiolek, ’82 Mr. Julian Cedric I. Pormentilla, ’06 Dr. Elizabeth D. Moyer & Dr. Michael C. Powanda, ’59 Mr. Luke Power, ’08 Presentation Parish School The Prudential Foundation PSEG M/M Kevin T. Purcell, P’10,’13 Dr. Peter J. Quinn, ’56 M/M Nicholas Rabiecki III, P’08,’10,’12 Mr. Gregory S. Rachinsky, ’94 M/M Alexander B. Ragone, ’92 M/M John R. Raslowsky, II, ’79 Ms. Jane Ellen Doran-Regan & Mr. Richard F. X. Regan, ’69, P’13 M/M John J. Reilly, Jr., P’85,’87 Rev. Robert E. Reiser, S.J. Mr. Kenneth Rende Mr. George Repetti Dr. Stephen R. Ribaudo, ’68 M/M Gregory E. Riley, ’67 Mr. Thomas Rindos, ’66 M/M Jimmy Rivera, P’15,’17 M/M Mark A. Rizzo, ’72, P’03,’08 The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation M/M John Rodger, P’02,’04,’08 Mr. Renato F. Rodrigues Ms. Geneva Rogers, P’12 M/M Thomas Rogers, P’08,’14 Mr. Joseph Rosa Ms. Diane Hoey & Mr. Craig Rothenberg, P’12 Ms. Genevieve Ruane M/M Ray Ruibal, P’16 Mr. Edward P. Rumain, ’58, P’94,’98 M/M Frank J. Ruocco, ’57 M/M Alan Russotto, P’15 Mr. Giovanni L. Rutigliano, ’95 Ms. Kirsten Rutkowski M/M James F. Ryan, Jr.,’66, P’04 Dr. & Mrs. Joseph E. Ryan, ’76, P’09,’14 M/M Maurice W. Ryan, P’01 Saint Mary Star of the Sea Church Mr. Benny Salerno M/M Jaime San Miguel, P’03 M/M Dennis J. Santomauro, ’63 Mr. David S. Sarch, ’03 Mr. Eugene J. Sassone M/M John E. Savage, ’57
M/M Thomas A. Schember, ’55, P’79 M/M Thomas M. Schember, ’79 Mr. Darren M. Scher, ’98 Mr. George F. Schilp, Jr., ’63 Mr. Kurt Schmidt The Sisters of St. Francis Mr. Donald W. Schroeder, ’87 Mr. Raymond Schultz, ’73 M/M Judson Schumacher, P’16 Mr. Andrew Schwehm Mr. David V. Scian, ’68 M/M Francis Scott, P’07,’09 Dr. Franklin Scudder, ’55 Mr. Timothy P. Service, ’97 Mr. Brian J. Sharrock, ’98 M/M James T. Sherry, P’05 Mrs. Tara Shimp Ms. Sally Shovlin, P’10 Mr. Scott M. Sibbernsen M/M Ted Simas M/M Robert J. Simone, P’03 Ms. Boreta Singleton Mr. Norman A. Sippel, ’58 Mr. Matt D. Slootsky, ’94 M/M Michael Slootsky, P’94 Mr. Patrick T. Smith, ’01 M/M David Smythe, P’11,’14 M/M Nathaniel Soliven, P’15 M/M Frank Sorochen, ’64 Ms. Tara McCann & Mr. Brian Spadora, ’94 Ms. Phannee Noiplai & Mr. Steven Sperber, P’15 Mr. John F. Stanczak, ’87 Mr. Darren J. Stanziano, ’87 State Street Corporation Ms. Helen Steele Mr. Robert A. Stefan, ’54 M/M Todd M. Stout Ms. Barbara Sullivan M/M Donald E. Sullivan, ’51 M/M Adam Supple, ’96 M/M William J. Sweeney, P’04,’06,’09 M/M Gerard Sweeney Mrs. Judith Talvacchia Mr. Douglas T. Tansill M/M Frank Terranella Mr. Henry Teuwen, ’58 Ms. Elizabeth Tierney Mr. Jeffrey Tiffner, ’96 M/M Joseph Tintle, P’06,’11 Mr. Michael Titone Mr. Frederick J. Tomkins, ’63 Ms. Maura Toomb Mr. Michael A. Tozzi, ’72 Trestle Point, LLC Mr. John Tryneski, ’70 M/M James E. Tuttle, ’57 The UBS Foundation Col. & Mrs. Donald F. Ullmann, ’60 Unilever United States, Inc. Mr. Joseph W. Unterkofler, Jr., ’57
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Hurricane Sandy dealt a heavy blow to the entire region last fall, and Prep remained closed to students for seven scheduled school days – the longest emergency closure since 1918, when the global flu epidemic claimed three full weeks of classes. When the students returned, life might have been “Grand at Warren,” but it was anything but normal. But, building upon 140 years of tradition and the indomitable spirit of the Prep community, Prep has emerged, stronger than ever, having weathered the storm.
Weathering the Storm
By Mike Jiran, ’03
The music lab in the lower level of O’Keefe Commons in February, after reconstruction (left) and in October immediately after the storm (right).
The story of Saint Peter’s Prep begins in the waters of New York Harbor. It was here that the first missionaries from Saint Peter’s Church on Barclay Street rowed to Jersey City to found a new parish with a familiar name, and over the decades the same waves would later deliver not only Prep’s nine founding Jesuits, but so many of the immigrants whose American journeys – and those of their sons and grandsons – would pass through Grand & Warren. But on the night of October 29, 2012, the same waters that had given life and meaning to Prep’s mission turned violent. Driven by the fury of Superstorm Sandy, the storm surge attacked Prep’s campus, not from the Hudson River waterfront to the east, but rather from the Morris Canal to the south, dumping several feet of water into the basements of the West Campus buildings, bucking the turf at James F. Keenan Field, and rendering the majority of Prep’s campus unusable in the short term. For Prep music teacher Steve Caslowitz, whose Long Beach, Long Island home was slammed by four feet of water on the first floor, the situation at Prep was particularly upsetting. “I received the e-mail with attached pictures of the damage in the music rooms and I felt my heart drop” he recalls. “It was like first having been knocked down and then being kicked in the ribs to boot.” That’s
where this Prep story begins.
“Built on rock, it should stand the wear of centuries – and freshmen.” Those words, which appeared in Prep’s Men
and Manners student handbook in 1966 to describe what we now know as the Humanities Building, proved prescient. Standing upon the rock that is Paulus Hook itself, the Humanities Building and the Memorial Gymnasium escaped virtually unscathed. After a thorough inspection, those two buildings were deemed safe for use, and just as Saint Peter was the rock upon which Jesus built his Church, they would become the rock upon which Prep would rebuild its daily routine. One week after the storm arrived, that process began in earnest with a meeting of administrators and academic department chairs in the Siperstein Library. The process of restoring the physical plant was already well underway, thanks to a Herculean effort by Prep’s operations staff, performing an initial assessment and cleanup in the storm’s immediate aftermath. Water-damaged textbooks had been accounted for, flooded student lockers emptied and the contents catalogued, and an army of engineers, environmental consultants, plumbers, electricians and other trades had begun the task of undoing the havoc the storm had wrought. With the help of Larry Bovich, P’09,’11,’15, Prep had engaged the services of Skae Power Solutions as general contractor for the rebuilding effort, taking the torch from Prep’s operations staff after those first critical hours, and allowing them to return to handling day-to-day needs. The immediate questions – and there were many – centered around getting students back to 12 spring 2013 n WWW.SPPREP.ORG n PREP MAGAZINE
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Clockwise from top left: Floodwaters rising at Warren and Montgomery Streets; Prep’s Academic Council discusses a plan for a staged return to classes; Prep principal Jim DeAngelo, ’85 presents a slideshow of the storm damage during one of two re-orientation sessions for students; Sr. Frances Marie Duncan, O.S.F., Tony Azzarto, S.J. and Rocko Tejada of the Prep operations staff empty flooded lockers in the immediate aftermath of the storm; Displaced from the Moriarty Science Center, Alex Canale, ’05 and his Jiran, building. ’03 chemistry class reconvene in Ana Garcia’s classroom inBy theMike Humanities
school in a timely manner, making the best use of the facilities available. In his opening remarks at the meeting, Prep’s president, Bob Reiser, S.J., acknowledged the difficulty of the task at hand. “There’s always going to be a first day, fraught with its own set of difficulties to overcome,” he said. “But then we can get past all that, and keep going.” The situation was challenging, and the short-range solution novel: after re-orientation sessions for the faculty (on Tuesday) and students (on Wednesday), classes would resume in split sessions, using only the Humanities Building classrooms, beginning that Thursday. Prep would also provide chartered bus service to collect students from Bayonne, Short Hills and Verona, filling some of the temporary gaps in New Jersey Transit’s network. Questions lingered. With virtually all of Prep’s administrative and student services offices off-limits, how would business be conducted in the makeshift spaces of the library? How would students and teachers adapt to the unusual schedule? And perhaps most importantly, with families facing their own challenges and the regional transportation infrastructure brought to its knees, how many of Prep’s students, scattered throughout more than 120 communities in New Jersey, New York and even Pennsylvania, would actually find their way to campus? The preliminary meetings were marked by a hopeful, resolute tone. “Thanks for being here today with your energy and creativity,” Prep’s principal, Jim DeAngelo, ’85, told the full faculty and staff. “It’s
a matter of trust in everyone in this room that we can resume the work of our mission and carry on the tradition of Saint Peter’s Prep.” And as students filed into the gym after a week and a half away for a Mass and re-orientation assembly, it became clear that the mood was shared throughout the Prep community. In spite of the many obstacles, more than 92% of students made their way back to their second home at Grand & Warren that first day!
When classes finally resumed, the initial schedule had only one class level on campus at a time, alternating days between freshmen in the morning and sophomores in the afternoon; and juniors in the morning and seniors in the afternoon. But it was a start, a step towards normalcy even as work continued, day and night, to prepare the buildings across Warren Street for a gradual reopening. Meanwhile, dehumidifiers and negative air machines hummed as sledgehammers and saws chipped away at the waterlogged walls of the West Campus basements. Dressed in masks and protective gear, contractors and tradespeople passed in waves through the zippered plastic barriers that sealed off the damaged areas. Reconstruction was a process that began with deconstruction, cutting away the scars left behind after as much as eight feet of water inundated the music facilities, classrooms, B.J. Giannone, ‘11 Media Center and utility rooms that stretched all the way from Van Vorst Street to Grand & Warren and then on to York. PREP MAGAZINE n WWW.SPPREP.ORG n SPRING 2013 13
LEFT: At Keenan Field, the floodwaters buckled the turf and left locker rooms like this one in complete disarray. Note the water line on the wall on the right. RIGHT: In spite of the many logistical challenges on campus, in their own neighborhoods and everywhere in between, more than 92% of Prep’s students found their way to Grand & Warren when school reopened on November 7.
As Prep stood upon one “rock” – the undamaged Humanities Building – it also stood upon another, one even older and just as strong: 140 years of tradition, and an extended family as committed to Prep’s mission as their counterparts at Grand & Warren. Even as tree limbs blocked streets throughout North Jersey,
even as crews slogged through the long process of restoring electricity and basic mobility, and even as many in the Prep community grappled with damage to their own homes and businesses, alumni and parents began to post on Prep’s Facebook page, asking a simple but powerful questions: “How can I help?” “What can we do?” “What does Prep need?” The work needed to restore Prep’s campus to full functionality was highly specialized and in some cases dangerous – the sort of work best left to the professionals – but there was a strong desire among the Prep community to lend a hand. With the round-the-clock rotation of construction crews handling the heavy lifting, financial support of the reconstruction efforts became the best channel for those looking for a way to help. And so the Superstorm Sandy Recovery Fund was born, with the first appeals in early November, and the response was outstanding. Gifts, small and large, began to arrive at Prep, lending direct support to the work west of Warren Street, and moral support
to the work that continued in the face of adversity east of Warren Street. As of this writing, the fund had received nearly 700 gifts, totalling $549,000. Still crowded into temporary spaces, the Prep community at Grand & Warren was heartened by the show of solidarity from the broader Prep community beyond. Of particular note were the gifts from other Jesuit schools around the country, of funds raised by their student bodies in support of their storm-ravaged counterparts at Prep as well as at Xavier. The Jesuit support culminated in a visit from members of the Georgetown Prep administration and student council in December, personally delivering the proceeds of a student dress-down day. “Two weeks ago, I stood on the other side of this gym, before half the school – twice that day – and said it would take a little more than just some rain to keep Prep men and women down.” It was
Wednesday, November 21, two weeks to the day after students returned to campus for the first time after the storm. Prep’s dean of student life, Anthony Locricchio, ’96 was now facing the entire Prep community, gathered in the Memorial Gymnasium for the annual Thanksgiving Prayer Service and the presentation of the year’s first Spirit Awards. “I said that we’d be back,” he added, “and today...we occupy all but five classrooms on our campus, the football field is in great shape, we’re back in our offices, and I’m here with over a thousand people in this gym to celebrate Thanksgiving at Saint Peter’s Prep.” Except for their basements, Moriarty Science Center, O’Keefe Commons and Mulry and Hogan Halls had reopened already; Shalloe Hall reopened that same day. In spite of the challenges, it truly was a moment to give thanks for the indomitable spirit that had made such progress possible. Two weeks later, the three basement classrooms in Hogan Hall reopened, featuring modifications like cinder block lower walls and raised electrical outlets to protect against future water incursions. That was followed in February by the O’Keefe music rooms that had been the site
LEFT: Cleanup and recovery efforts proceeded around the clock in the early weeks. Here, workers complete the removal of damaged drywall in the basement of Hogan Hall. RIGHT: Members of the Georgetown Prep administration and student council met with their Prep counterparts in December to deliver the proceeds of a student dress-down day in support of the recovery. Anthony Locricchio, ’96, Prep’s dean of student life, briefed the visitors with a slideshow of the storm damage.
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of some of the worst devastation, and in March by the B.J. Giannone, ’11 Media Center in the Moriarty basement. As life at Grand & Warren has gradually returned to normal, it is sometimes hard to conjure memories of the destruction and uncertainty that followed in the storm’s wake, hard to believe the halls that are once again busy with the daily work of Jesuit education were only recently damp, dark, cold and open only to the reconstruction crews. But perhaps that’s because, even as the recovery effort was just beginning, life at Prep remained as vibrant as ever. This was particularly clear in the case of Prep’s Christian Service program, which viewed Sandy’s challenge as an opportunity for students to live the principles they learn in the classroom each day. Four weekend service opportunities attracted 56 students and 7 faculty and staff members to Jersey Shore communities that had experienced some of the worst of Sandy’s wrath. Closer to home, juniors Sean Ryan, ’14 and Tommy Papas, ’14 volunteered at the Barrow Mansion on Wayne Street in Jersey City, which served as the headquarters for Jersey City Sandy Recovery, a community group supplementing the work of government agencies to help residents get their lives back to normal. Their classmates, John Corea, ‘14 and Stephen Hudock, ‘14, spent two weeks helping a local business in Hoboken reopen its doors. “After losing my entire office to Hurricane Sandy, I was blessed” by the help of the Prep students, said Grace Settembre of Westside Realty. “These boys worked very hard for two weeks lifting heavy furniture and recovering important documents. I am very thankful to all of them.” “It’s been heartening to see so many students and faculty members volunteer to help out down the shore,” said Maura Toomb, Prep’s director of campus ministry, whose office oversees the Christian Service program. “So many of our students were personally effected by the devastation there, it really gives a different feel to the work we’re doing.
“The best thing about our efforts down the shore is that they are student-led. Within days of Hurricane Sandy, I had multiple e-mails from students asking how we could get out and help, how Prep would respond. It was the urging of our students that made our regular work with ‘We Are Team Jersey’ happen, and it’s because of their commitment that it continues.” 8 Learn more at spprep.org/prepmag BELOW: As life at Grand & Warren gradually returned to normal, students and faculty members continued to live the commitment to service and generosity that defines Prep’s Jesuit mission, lending a hand at four of We Are Team Jersey’s “Restore the Shore” service days.
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Feature Last fall, Bob Reiser, S.J. announced that this would be his last year as Prep’s 26th president, wrapping up a seven-year tenure marked by significant growth in virtually every area of Prep life. Fordham Prep president Ken Boller, S.J. has since been announced as his successor. Before Fr. Reiser bids his “grand” farewell to Grand & Warren, he sat down with chief advancement officer Chris Casazza, ’97 to reflect upon his presidency and Prep’s future.
A “Grand” Farewell
8 Watch the extended interview and meet Fr. Boller at spprep.org/prepmag Chris Casazza: When you left Prep [after three years teaching math] in 1993 did you envision yourself coming back? Bob Reiser: I didn’t envision myself coming back as president. I envisioned myself someday coming back as possibly a teacher, or a campus minister, or in some other capacity. I never would have thought that I would come back as president, one day.
I was hired by one of the “big eight” – no longer eight today. I am very practical, you know, and so I thought...if the Jesuits didn’t work out I could always go back to accounting. So, at the end of college I thought now is the time to give it a shot. I gave it a shot back in 1986 and it worked, it was really great. CC
CC What did you do immediately preceding your presidency? BR Before coming to Prep, I was assistant to the president at McQuaid Jesuit High School in Rochester. During that time I also pursued a Masters Degree in educational leadership at the University of Rochester. CC Was it in the cards for you? Did you see this coming? BR I was being trained for leadership in our schools and particularly on the president’s side of things. I’m not an academic (chuckles) nor do I want to be; it’s too hard! While I did not see the Prep position exactly in my future, I was prepared for it, and I was very happy to be coming home. CC
So going back to the beginning, what brought you to enter the Society?
BR Well, I went to a Jesuit high school and a Jesuit college and I had an uncle who was a Jesuit. We were a very Catholic family, and so the priesthood was always part of our life. It wasn’t something that was extraordinary or different. It was a viable option presented to me in the home. I was an accounting major in college, and 16 spring 2013 n WWW.SPPREP.ORG n PREP MAGAZINE
Has your accounting background influenced not only your Jesuit career but also your tenure as president?
Definitely; although not specifically. It’s not like I remember anything from my collegiate days – it’s too long ago (laughs). My studies in accounting formed in me the ability to “think” financially. They taught me not to be afraid of financial statements. Rather, I became really interested in those. And so I think the accounting background is more of an intangible asset or more of a personal formation experience, as opposed to learning and applying the specifics of accounting. BR
Your tenure as president has seen growth in many areas of Prep life: enrollment, endowment, physical plant, curriculum, Ignatian identity. If you were to identify one moment in the past seven years that made you the proudest what would it be? CC
BR A seven-year period is filled with many individual moments, most of which are behind-the-scenes. All of these certainly lead to the very public moments of “greatness.” I would say, therefore, I am most proud of the small moments within the larger successful picture. I am most proud of the day-in, day-out, thoughtful, hard work that every one of us has done rather than on one particular big moment here or there.
You know, someone just recently said to me that given our experience of Superstorm Sandy we as a school ought to produce a guide on managing school crises. We seemed to have emerged from Sandy quite well. Success in crises or success in other endeavors can only come with the pre-work that is done. It can only happen if you have built a team before the crisis, like I think we have at Prep. The team has to work hard and thoughtfully and responsibly and independently in the ordinary matters, so that when extraordinary things happen our competent response is natural. And so I’m most proud of what’s
happened on a day-to-day basis in the life of the school over the past seven years. That is my focus, and not the fewer big moments.
Now, something I think people would categorize as one of the key points of your seven years has been our financial assistance program, in terms of its expansion, new initiatives – things like the Gala. I think we’re more cognizant of recognizing the need and responding to that need of students. In your view, how has working to make Prep affordable for students strengthened our overall mission? CC
BR I think that as a Jesuit school, we have to strive to find God in all things. And therefore, I think we need to expose kids to as many of the “all things” as possible. If we put limits on the “all things,” we are limiting an opportunity to find God. By having a diverse school, a diverse student body, we are creating an atmosphere where many different opportunities can happen for all types of students to discover God.
and to our mission. You know, we have always been a school that is a financial and academic “stretch” for people. But yet, we have also been a school that is reflective of the Catholic population, as well as the population of Jersey City and Hudson County. In this area, those populations are diverse, and we should reflect that diversity. I would
not want to lose our diversity and become an island in the middle of Jersey City, an island in the middle of our own mission. We would not be true to who we are.
Finally, there are important justice issues involved. Access to secondary education on a quality basis cannot be only limited to people who can afford it. We elevate our society if we lift people out of areas of poverty and ignorance. A quality education is the best way to achieve this. And so, I think this is an issue of social justice...helping people come out of a difficult situation for which they are not responsible. All of the things we do with our advancement efforts – as you mentioned, Chris, the Gala, for example – have contributed to very significantly maintaining our diversity, our mission. Not everyone feels comfortable with finances and fundraising, but these items are as much responsible for advancing our mission as the other great things we do. Having the ability to offer financial assistance is fundamental, because if we didn’t have it we simply wouldn’t be who we are. And besides, it’s been fun. You know, the Gala is fun; the events we have are fun; so why not have a little fun doing it?
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Feature CC Have you considered your legacy at Grand & Warren? No (laughing). I think I’m too young to have a legacy. I’m also selfaware enough to realize that a legacy is not something I ought to be considering at this point. Legacies are for other people to decide. BR
CC Outside the frame of “legacy,” is there a mark you’ve left on Prep that you want to be remembered for? I hope that as I look back on seven years, I can say I worked really hard, and that students were educated in the Jesuit tradition. Ten years from now I hope there is a young man out there who is a good father, a good husband, and he is doing the right thing. If I have worked hard so that one day another will do the right thing, then it was all worth it. My legacy will be determined by the quality of our young men and the lives they are leading. BR
CC What are Prep’s strengths in general? Looking forward, if you were to be president for the next seven years you would be hopeful because we have the following strengths.
When I was teaching here in the ‘90s I thought the best descriptor of a Prep student was that they were “aggressively friendly.” I do BR
think that there is something here at Prep that continues in that same vein. I was speaking with Trish Fitzpatrick in our admissions office the other day and she was telling me about a student who comes from a town that is adjacent to one of our competitor schools. She asked why he didn’t go there. Why are you bypassing school “X” to come to Prep? He said that he was coming to Saint Peter’s Prep because at Prep he found “community.” It’s an intangible word, but I think if we can continue fostering the growth of our community into the future, if we have the right type of students – aggressively friendly – then we’ll be in good shape. In addition, we have very dedicated faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and friends. I think there is something about Prep that contributes to the sense of community that has been fostered throughout the years, and we can continue fostering this here at the school.
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A wrap-up question: At any point, do you feel that your Buffalo accent was a hindrance in Hudson County?
BR (laughs) No. In many ways I think it helped me because it broke the ice a lot of times. When I was teaching algebra the students would never let me use x’s and y’s. I always had to use r’s and a’s because they liked the sound of the accent, which I think helped to build a more human relationship rather than, you know, this Jesuit overlooking them. CC Any final words? This is my final thought: I do believe that the next three to five years will be very important to a school like Saint Peter’s Prep. I think this is Prep’s “moment,” in a lot of ways. You look at the vibrancy of our neighborhood...the quality of our students, the quality of our faculty, the generosity and dedication of our alumni – just so many things are going in our direction. BR
It’s not all easy, so we do have our struggles and our challenges – eight feet of water in our basement is a big challenge. But I think we are positioned very well at this point to really grasp the best of our strengths in the next three to five years. I’m excited about the future of Saint Peter’s Prep, I really am. And I think my successor is a very, very qualified person with tremendous experience and gravitas, but also good cheer and good humor and a great pastoral sense. I look forward to reading and living vicariously the successes of Saint Peter’s Prep over the next few years.
To Whom Much is Given: Mariana & Tom Duncan, ’60 Distance no barrier for devotion to Prep
Over the years, Mariana and Tom Duncan, ’60 have not had much opportunity to visit the Prep campus. As busy New Englanders, they made it down for a reunion now and then, and Tom also would attend board meetings at Saint Peter’s University (his other Jesuit alma mater), where he received Prep updates from fellow board members (and Prep presidents) Jim Keenan, S.J., and Bob Reiser, S.J. But despite the physical distance, the couple never allowed Prep to drift far from their thoughts – or their hearts – as evidenced by their annual financial support at leadership levels. This past fall, this devotion was demonstrated most profoundly when the Duncans committed to a $1,000,000 gift to Phase Two of Imagine: The Fund for Saint Peter’s Prep. Thus, they became the fourth family to make a seven-figure commitment to Prep since 2008, for a total of six gifts at that level during that four-year period. “A few years ago I attended a great 50th reunion weekend in Jersey City with my Prep classmates,” Tom recalled, “and being back on campus reminded me of the great debt of gratitude that I owe to Prep and its Jesuit and lay faculty. As it is today,
the school was very competitive when I was a student and, as such, it raised everyone’s standards. The teachers certainly cared about you…but they were demanding. Many of us were from working-class backgrounds in Jersey City, but Prep made us ‘aspirational’ in the best sense of the word. It
taught us to set lofty goals, and to work hard to achieve them.”
After a stint at IBM in the mid-‘60s (“the Apple and Microsoft of its time,” according to Tom), he earned an MBA from Harvard. This was followed by positions at Bear Stearns and Putnam, before joining Frontier Capital in Boston, where he created their institutional money management product and rose to the position of president and chairman. Mariana and Tom currently are Florida residents and spend their summers in Cape Cod. Interestingly, as an eighth grader, Tom was accepted to another Jesuit school, Manhattan’s all-scholarship Regis High School, but he chose Prep “because it was closer to home and also provided a great Jesuit education” – proving further that professionally, personally and philanthropically, Tom has always had a knack for making the right choices. PREP MAGAZINE n WWW.SPPREP.ORG n SPRING 2013 19
Senior Andrew Romero of Garfield (#10 above) was voted Player of the Year in Hudson County and was a Top 15 selection at the All State dinner, while senior goalkeeper Nick Cipriano of Wood-Ridge anchored the defense that recorded 12 shutouts while yielding only 16 goals.
Soccer The 2012 team posted an outstanding 17-3-2 follow-up to last yearâ€™s record-setting season. After playing Kearny to a scoreless tie twice during the regular season, Kearny prevailed 2-1 in a thrilling County Final. A 1-0 overtime win over Don Bosco took the Marauders to the state semifinal, where De Paul edged them 2-1.
Crew The highlight of the fall season came in the final race, with a top ten finish for two Prep boats at the Head of the Fish in Saratoga. Senior captains Jonathan Glatman and Kyle Lupo and sophomore standouts Christopher Kuczynski and Andrew Dellechiaie led their respective boats.
By the Numbers: Winter Sports 7 winter sports
The programs enjoyed an outstanding season, with
263 students participating in 1,213 official practices & events. With 28 coaches & staff leading the way, Prepâ€™s winter athletes brought a total of
14 championships home to Grand & Warren!
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Football Despite challenges on and off the field, the team kept Prep’s amazing streak of consecutive Hudson County Championships (13) and county victories intact. A 2-1 start including an opening win against McDonogh High School of Maryland at the U.S. Naval Academy, was followed by an unprecedented game-day forfeit by conference opponent Kearny. That prevented Coach Rich Hansen from celebrating his 200th victory on the field, and left one less regular season game for the players. Hansen commented, “I felt bad for our players who prepare well and work hard all week for the opportunity to play.”
Another blow came when Hurricane Sandy forced the cancellation of a game against Dover (DE) High School and put the remainder of the season in jeopardy with the damage on campus. “I will never forget the resilience of our school community and this team,” Hansen recalled. “It was the ultimate ‘adjust and adapt’ mentality in real-life form.” In the state playoffs, a 48-7 quarter-final victory over Seton Hall and a semi-final loss, to eventual champion Paramus Catholic, brought the season to a close.
Junior running back Jonathan Hilliman breaks for the endzone during the NJSIAA playoff victory over Seton Hall Prep.
Cross Country The 2012 Prep Cross Country season might well be remembered among the program’s best. Led by senior captain Ryan McGann (pictured on his way to the front with junior Fritz Henrich at the start of the NJSIAA meet), the team took gold at the Saint Dominic Invitational, and the meets for the Jersey City, the South Hudson, the Track Coaches Association and the Hudson County Championships. The team set a record for the largest margin of victory in Hudson County and had 14 runners break the 18-minute mark. The squad also set the school record for the fastest team time average.
Bowling Rolls to Victory with First Female Coach Carmela Castellano, Prep science teacher and second-year bowling coach, was named Hudson County Coach of the Year as her team fell to Jackson in the state tournament after an unbeaten regular season. The team finished #6 in the state, sparked by a perfect 300 game by Danny Tanelli, ’13 and the consistent excellence of Will Blanco, ’13, who was named to the Second Team All State and captured the Hudson County individual title. Prep Bowling also won the Holiday Team Challenge and the Woodbridge Classic. “Teamwork was exemplified this season,” Coach Castellano said. “The passion that was shown through each bowler was admirable and gratifying to see firsthand.” Athletic Director Rich Hansen added: “I’m really proud of [Carmela’s] leadership and her care and passion for the program and I think our success reflects that. It’s more than just the wins and the great achievements on the lanes, but also about the great spirit and camaraderie they have.”
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Alumni Answer the Call Having spent six weeks rebuilding New Orleans after Katrina, Mike Ring, ’57 knew Hurricane Sandy had wrought disaster on many households who could never restore their prior existence, no matter how basic, without significant help. After eleven years volunteering in the classroom at Collier High School, an alternative school run by the Sisters of the Good Shepherd in Wickatunk, New Jersey, Mike knew the need far outweighed the obstacles. He approached the school administration with the idea of using his experience, coupled with staff and student body support, to make a difference in this time of need.
Mike Ring, ’57 organized a project to rebuild this storm-damaged house with the help of his classmates – as well as other fellow alumni – for a family from Collier High School in Wickatunk, where he is a volunteer.
Sure enough, a senior girl’s modest home had been flooded by four feet of salt water, which destroyed the house’s interior and all its contents. As a result, the school approved the project.
Mike identified several major needs for recovery, such as labor, building materials, household goods and clothing. He worked with his Prep class chair, Jack Savage, ’57, to compile an e-mail plea outlining the severity of the situation and the need for funds. The response was even stronger than expected, with twelve members of the Class of ’57 immediately sending donations. Initial support also came from the classes of ’51, ’54, ’56, ’58 and ’72. By mid-January, the house had been gutted, and major repairs along with restoration of heat, electric and plumbing, and by late February, the family was able to re-occupy the house. The goal is to have the restoration fully completed by May.
The Petrean Goes Digital Since 1922, the Petrean has chronicled life at Grand & Warren through the eyes of the students, and especially the senior class. Much has changed in the past 90 years, including the title – it was originally known as the Cephean – but Prep’s yearbook has remained a constant presence. Taken as a whole, the Petrean is a document of changing styles, tastes and times, but also of the continuity of the Prep tradition throughout the generations. Now, for the first time, Prep’s own collection of Petrean yearbooks is available for your browsing pleasure online at www.spprep.org/PetreanArchive – just waiting for you to rediscover Prep as you once knew it, or maybe as your father or even your grandfather did! The high-quality digital copies are presented in a convenient online viewer, designed for easy reading, whether you’re on a computer or a mobile device. Better yet, the books are fully searchable, so you can find yourself, your friends and your favorite teachers quickly and easily. But the more adventurous browser will be rewarded with an incredible treasure trove of writings, photographs and artwork produced by generations of Prep men in celebration of their experiences at Grand & Warren. Taken from the collection of the Office of Alumni Relations, some of the books include notations about events in the lives of the alumni in their pages – a relic of a time when these handwritten notes, usually in the hand of Charles F. X. Dolan, S.J., ’32, served as Prep’s only “database” for keeping track of alumni. Far from “defacing” the pages, these notes enhance their historical character, making the online Petrean archive a destination no lover of Prep history should miss! The collection is nearly complete, but we’re still missing the elusive 1925 edition. If you know where to find one, please consider lending us your copy. Your book will be returned, undamaged, after scanning! Drop us a line at email@example.com if you have any leads!
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TOP: Bob Reiser, S.J. congratulates the Legends Class of ’13: Jack Raslowsky, ’79, Tom McGinty, ’71, Rich Kennedy, Jack Savage, ’57 and John Mullin, S.J. (accepting for the late Br. Joe Wuss, S.J. and Br. Paul Harrison, S.J.) BOTTOM, LEFT TO RIGHT: Freshly minted Legend Jack Raslowsky accepts the congratulations of his family; A familiar sight at Prep for more than 45 years: “Doc” Kennedy at the podium; Previous honoree Carl DeLorenzo, ’67 shares a laugh with former colleague Brian McCabe, ’92.
The Stuff of Legends Last fall, in recognition of their contributions to Prep life, their many achievements at Grand & Warren and beyond, and their commitment to living the ideals of Jesuit education, the Prep Alumni Association added six new members to the distinguished company of “Legends of Prep” during a ceremony at Mayfair Farms in West Orange. Each in his own way, the tenth class of Legends helped to shape Prep’s campus, define its classroom experience, maintain its legacy of outstanding academics, strengthen the ties that bond the Prep community near and far, form students who would grow into conscientious men, and keep life at Grand & Warren running smoothly and efficiently. The proceeds from the event supported the Br. Paul Harrison, S.J. Memorial Scholarship. Named in honor of new Legend Br. Paul Harrison, this fund provides vital financial support to students who experience a sudden change in financial situation or family structure, ensuring that they will be able to continue to experience the many benefits of a Prep education. 8 Learn more about the Legends and view more photos at spprep.org/prepmag
The Hall of Fame Class of 2013 This fall, the Prep Alumni Association will celebrate nine men who have made lasting contributions to Prep’s proud athletic tradition. The ceremony will take place on October 10, 2013 – full details will follow – so save the date and plan to join us in celebrating them! Below, left to right: John “Hip” Evers, ’26† (Football); Thomas O’Keefe, ’45 (Basketball); John Hanlon, ’53 (Football); Michael Pedone, ’56 (Basketball); Don Melega, ’58† (Baseball & Basketball); Jack Dow, ’59 (Football); Frank Koch, ’61(Track & Field); Gavin Cummings, ’84 (Basketball); and Don Guide (Volleyball Coach).
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Pat Reidy: Second to None In October, Prep bid farewell to a former vice principal, but in a very real way, Patrick Reidy was second to none. He will be remembered at Grand & Warren as a dedicated teacher and administrator, a patient listener to the questions and concerns of people throughout the Prep community, and a mentor to students and colleagues alike. “He was a quiet and steady hand on the wheel,” reflected Bob Reiser, S.J., Prep's president. “A true gentleman.” Mr. Reidy joined the Prep faculty in 1988 as a member of the math department, and over the next 20 years his responsibilities would continue to grow, but his quiet determination and good nature would remain a constant. He would go on to teach both math and science, eventually serving as chair of each department – an impressive feat, since he also had his hands full with the role of vice principal, beginning in 1990. He retired from Prep in 2008. While overseeing Prep's academic programs – the very core of the school's mission – and constructing the master class schedule virtually by hand each summer, Mr. Reidy always found time to talk to address questions from parents, students and teachers, give advice on course selections and, of course, serve as moderator of Prep's all-conquering Math Team. He was often one of the first to arrive on campus each morning, and his was often one of the last office lights still burning in the evening. For a generation of Prep alumni, Mr. Reidy's voice will always echo through the Memorial Gymnasium, reading the honor roll at an assembly, followed by the applause of the student body for their peers. But as we reflect upon his contributions to life at Grand & Warren, the applause this time is for Pat Reidy himself.
A Jubilee Milestone for John Mullin, S.J. Prep guidance counselor John Mullin, S.J. will mark a milestone this summer as he celebrates his golden jubilee as a Jesuit. Fr. Mullin entered the Society on July 30, 1963, the summer after his graduation from Brooklyn Prep, along with three classmates. He has spent more than 20 of those years at Grand & Warren, first as a biology teacher and band moderator from 1970-72 (alumni from that era will remember him as Mr. Mullin), then as a religion teacher from 1979-81, chaplain from 1981-86, and most recently from 2003 to the present in the guidance department. When not at Prep, he has served in varied roles at Saint Peter’s University, Fordham University, the former Saint Peter’s parish in Jersey City and Saint Francis Xavier parish in Manhattan. “So many people have entered my life through teaching, counseling, parish work, and retreats,” Fr. Mullin recalled. “Through these experiences I have learned much about myself and also about how God works in and through the lives of all of us. For all of this, I am very grateful.”
“Tapping” into Ignatian Spirituality The Alumni Spirituality Committee has enjoyed another successful year, with the ever-popular Prep on the Road receptions and Masses continuing to draw strong turnouts in the homes of alumni and Prep parents around New Jersey. Another returning feature has been the Theology on Tap series at Jersey City’s Powerhouse Lounge. Theology on Tap brings together members of the broader Prep community to discuss their faith journeys in a relaxed setting with a guest speaker. This year’s guests have included Jim Croghan, S.J., ’73, superior of the Xavier Jesuit Community in Manhattan, and Mike Gomez, ’92 (pictured), a former Prep English teacher and baseball coach, later principal of Saint Joseph’s Prep in Philadelphia, and now principal of Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School and a member of Prep’s board of trustees.
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The ’40s John McArdle, ’40 and wife Joyce have had 11 children – they lost daughter Chris to breast cancer – 24 grandchildren and now two great grandchildren. “We appreciate all of God’s blessings,” writes John. George McDonald, ’48 has published a third novel, The Canine Capers. He encourages younger alumni and today’s students to “never stop the learning process,” noting that he published his first book 62 years after leaving Grand & Warren!
The ’50s Ed Glynn, ’51 and wife Jeannette are looking forward to celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary this November 29 with their four children, nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren. “Not bad for an old Prepster!” Ed writes. Dick Joel, ’52 tells us he enjoyed last September’s 60th reunion, even if “the crowd is thinning.” Ray Moran, ’54 is proud to report his grandson is following in his footsteps in the United States Air Force. Bill Shalhoub, ’58 has been a social worker for 50 years, and still works part time at Redlands Community Hospital near his California home. For the past 38 years he has also served as a permanent deacon in the Diocese of San Bernardino. Ed Lynch, ’59 participated as workshop instructor at Notre Dame Law School in August. He offered guidance to second year law students in techniques of trial advocacy based on Ed’s 40 years civil and criminal litigation practice in New Jersey. He will return to Notre Dame in November to assist students in presentation of a case to a mock jury of local high school and college students.
Anthony Calabrese, ’64 lives in Maryland, but Prep Football’s season opener in Annapolis last fall provided an opportunity for a maroon and white homecoming! Anthony and his grandchildren enjoyed the pregame tailgate, followed by a 31-6 win to kick off the campaign. president of the Middle-Brook Regional Health Commission, providing health services to five communities in Somerset and Middlesex counties, is still practicing law in Maplewood, and also finds the time to coach youth basketball!
One-Third Square Ad (4.625”x4.625”) Joe Della Fave,Page ‘69 received the William M. Ashby Award from the United Way of Essex and West Hudson last December in a ceremony at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. The award recognized his long and outstanding commitment to the community as executive director of the Ironbound Community Corp.
The ’70s Bob Corcoran, ’70 practices family and matrimonial law in Hackensack, and has received numerous honors in his field. He has been named among “The Best Lawyers in America” by Woodward/White Inc., a peer-review survey of leading attorneys listing the most respected attorneys in practice, 2005-13. Among others, his practice, Robert T.
Bob Modarelli, ’59 can proudly call himself the father of the president of a Jesuit high school! Robert Modarelli, Jr. was recently named the second lay president of Bellarmine College Prep in Tacoma, Washington. He is a 1982 Bellarmine graduate.
The ’60s Ray Zarnowski, ’63 and his wife Carolyn recently retired – after 25 years at Johnson & Johnson for Ray. They now split their time between Vero Beach, Florida and the Jersey Shore. Frank Bulzis, ’66 passed away recently (see page 28). He had retired from teaching high school algebra and statistics at Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft, and recently enjoyed a cruise to Alaska. Matt Saccente, ’66 told us he’s expecting a third grandchild, to join Katie (age 12) and Elizabeth (age 4). Greg Riley, ’67 missed his 45th reunion last May, but with good reason: he was attending his daughter Meghan’s graduation from the University of Rhode Island. Meghan hopes to attend grad school to become a physical therapist. For his part, Greg was recently elected
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Alumni Corcoran, P.C., has been listed in the U.S. News “Best Law Firms” for New Jersey family law, and he has repeatedly been listed among New Jersey Monthly’s “Super Lawyers” and New York Magazine’s Best Lawyers. He has also written many articles, lectured, and appeared as a guest on radio and national TV. Stephen Caruana, ’72 is the environmental compliance manager overseeing the Condit Dam project on the White Salmon River in Washington State. Removal of the 100-year-old, 125 foot concrete dam will restore 30 miles of prime salmon habitat.
The ’00s Armando Hernandez, ’00 received his juris doctor degree magna cum laude from St. Thomas University in 2010. He is now a trial litigator with the firm of Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A. in Miami, where he specializes in products liability, commercial litigation, casualty defense
Anthony Romano, ’73 was elected by his peers on the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders to serve as the board’s chair in November, and was sworn in as chair in January. Steve Smith, ’73 tells us that Stephanie, the youngest of his three children, graduated from Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains last spring with a perfect 4.0 average. She’s “off to a wonderful start” in the pre-med program at Penn State – University Park.
The ’80s Jim Hawryzak, ’82 is still living in Japan. He has two children: Roman, age 2 and Regina, age 6. Ed Jakubik, ’89 will publish The Doll Collector through Dunham Books this summer. The novel is described as a psychological thriller in vein of Thomas Harris’ Silence of the Lambs and William Diehl’s Primal Fear. Look for it as an ebook from Barnes & Noble, Amazon and other outlets!
The ’90s Rob Roy Smith, ’93 is a partner in the law firm of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, L.L.P. in Seattle. He has been recognized as a “Rising Star” in the area of Native American law by Washington Super Lawyers magazine. He also serves as an adjunct professor at Seattle University School of Law and is a frequent author and lecturer on various aspects of Native American law. Andrew Bucci, ’98 has been named Teacher of the Year at Marlboro (N.J.) Memorial Middle School, where he teaches sixth grade social studies.
Mo Ryan, ’01 (back row, left) is the defensive assistant coordinator for the Stanford University Men’s Lacrosse team. Mo led MorristownBeard to a New Jersey state championship as head coach, and now brings his coaching prowess to a new coast and a new level. and appellate. Armando also serves as a committee member on the Florida Bar’s Admiralty Law Committee. He was recently nominated as a Finalist for Most Effective Lawyer in Products Liability in 2011. Ron Cardoso, ’03 recently transitioned from his previous role as a systems engineer with Lockheed Martin to a new position as senior technology consultant with Deloitte Consulting, L.L.P. in the Washington, D.C. area. Fran Kenny, ’05 is in his second year at Seton Hall Law School. James Baber, ’06 showed himself to be one part Seton Hall Law student, one part superhero when he jumped down to the tracks of the Journal Square PATH station to assist a 72-year-old woman who had fallen off the platform last fall. James told the Jersey Journal he never even thought twice before helping his fellow passenger escape the danger of an approaching train. “There was a man waving his arms to signal the train to stop,” he recalled, “but no one else was going to be able to get there in time.” Brian Dalton, ’06 lives in Hiroshima, Japan, where he works as a translator of both Japanese and German.
Mike Bodayle, ’73 neatly combined pizza blogging with Prep brotherhood last fall. While the self-proclaimed “Pizza Snob,” who now makes his home in Tennessee, was back in town, he made sure to visit Paulus Hook Brick Oven Pizza, a few blocks from Prep at Morris and Washington Streets. And he made sure to invite some of his 1973 Prep classmates along for lunch, too! Pictured here are, front: Bob Colacurcio and Mike Chiorazzi. back: Jim Collins, Tom Emerson and Mike Bodayle. If you’re wondering, Mike’s blog (thepizzasnob.net) rated the Paulus Hook pies four stars, “near perfection.” 26 spring 2013 n WWW.SPPREP.ORG n PREP MAGAZINE
The Hoboken Italian Festival, The Societa Madonna dei Marti Rafael Auz, ’07 spent the Fall 2012 Alex Lupo, ’09 will graduate from De Fordham University this spring with And the Pinto Family semester studying abroad in Shanghai. a B.S. in psychology. In July, he will head to Micronesia, where he will Congratulate the 2012 Recipient of the He experienced not only an immersion spend at least a year teaching biology, earth science and English at Yap Deyear Pinto Aldo De Pinto in the Chinese language (one of the 11 CatholicVincenzo High School. “Jimmy” Now in its third in theand village of Lamar, the Memorial Scholarship languages he speaks!) and culture, but also school has more than 100 students. He calls Prep, “the place that made in the cosmopolitan culture of one of the me the man I am today.” world’s great port cities. “I not only made Chinese friends but lots of foreign friends as well,” he recalled. “I am happy to have Carmine Lombardi, ’12,LOMBARDI a freshman at represented Saint Peter’s Prep,” he added. CARMINE VINCENT Seton Hall University, received the Vincenzo “Jimmy” DeofPinto and AldoPrep, De Pinto Graduate St. Peter’s 2012 Memorial Scholarship during the Hoboken Italian FestivalAttending last September. Presented by the Society of La Madonna Dei Martiri and Seton Hall University, the Hoboken Festival, the scholarship Major, Italian Political Science honors a local Italian-American student each year. Winners are chosen by the Society and the De Pinto family, including Len, ’76, Vin, ’05 and Kevin, ’08.
Rafael Auz, ’07
Carmine Lombardi, ’12
Setting the Stage for Sales Success! It began with a suggestion from Mike Dellutri, ’07, who was working at a New York real estate firm, who noted great potential for a furniture-staging business, to provide furniture for unoccupied properties on the real estate market. Nick Bilchuk, ’10, (pictured left) working at RentQuest, a furniture and theatrical rental firm, took the idea to his employer and began building a team among his fellow RentQuest staffers. He turned to two fellow Prep men: Amlan Gangopadhyay, ’07 (center) and James O’Donnell, ’07 (right), and with Presented on Sunday, September 9, 2012 that, Staged NYC was born! Pictured left to right,
The trio of former Prep Hockey whoUSMC haveand continued to De playPinto clubfrom hockey 2ndLT teammates, Kevin De Pinto, Leonardo the Societa, Romano-Paternoster Peter’s together over the years, now workRosalie to fill high-end properties infrom NewSt.York CityPrep, and the Carmine Lombardi and Maria Lombardi Hamptons with outstanding furniture and other props in order to inspire the imagination of potential buyers. 8 Learn more at stagednyc.com PREP MAGAZINE n WWW.SPPREP.ORG n SPRING 2013 27
From Marauders to Eagles Dan Freeman, ’12 (center) and James Roman, ’13 (second from left) celebrated their Eagle Scout Court of Honor in North Caldwell this March. Dan, a freshman at the University of Delaware, spent his Eagle Project supervising scout and adult volunteers in constructing puncheons and portable bridges for the Essex County Environmental Center in Roseland. The work has made the center’s hiking trails more accessible to visitors by reducing the need to traverse muddy areas. James’ Eagle Project involved working with scouts and adults in building shelving and storage for the Franciscan Development Center’s food pantry in Guttenberg. He also conducted several food drives to help fill the shelves and restock the pantry, to address increased demand and a recent decrease in giving. The new shelving allowed the food pantry to function more efficiently. PREP MAGAZINE n WWW.SPPREP.ORG n SPRING 2013 27
VITA MUTATUR NON TOLLITUR (LIFE IS CHANGED, NOT ENDED) Current as of February 28, 2013
Alumni James B. Reuter, S.J., ’34 Joseph F. Boyce, ’38 Uncle of John F. Anderson, ’69 Harry E. Hammel, ’38 Guy F. Tozzoli, ’38 Peter B. Beronio, ’39 Ernest Balinski, ’40 Joseph A. McGuire, ’40 Father of Francis A. McGuire, ’69 Edward T. Van Bemmel, ‘40 Brother of Adrian Van Bemmel, ’33†, Robert Van Bemmel, ’36†, Joseph Van Bemmel, ’44† and John Van Bemmel, ’49†, George A. Draher, ’43 Cousin of Michael L. Barber, S.J., ’60 William F. McDonald, ’45 Alfred E. Weston, ’45 Joseph A. Kohanski, ’46 Joseph F. Villa, ’46 John F. Gellene, ’47 Hubert J. Sweeney, ’47 Thomas J. Flood, ’48 Thomas P. Green, S.J., ’48 Former faculty member; former pastor of Saint Peter’s Church Adolph A. Bergen, ’49 John J. Heiser, ’49 Harold Fargo, ’50 Joseph B. Nolan, ’50 Gerard J. Provinzano, ’50 Edward W. Ryan, ’50 John J. Conaghan, ’51 Brother of Patrick D. Conaghan, ’55; Cousin of Brian F. Conaghan, ’64 Thomas D. Garille, ’52 Thomas A. Egan, ’53 James W. MacIsaac, ’53 Son of James MacIsaac, ’27†; Brother of Peter MacIsaac, ’57 Gaetano F. Molinari, ’53 Louis A. Weber, ’53 William H. Donnelly, ’54 Brother of David P. Donnelly, ’56; Cousin of Peter J. Donnelly, ’58 Kenneth X. Miles, ’54 E. Norman Wilson, ’55 Peter J. D’Amico, ’55 John Hamilton, ’55 G. Geoffrey Hermes, ’56 Michael J. Higgins, ’56 Richard P. O’Neil, ’56 Joseph R. Podchaski, ’59 Michael J. Izzo, ’62 John G. Pappas, ’62 Michael Servino, ’63 Msgr. Kevin Hanbury, ’64
John E. Myers, ’65 Timothy F.X. O’Connor, ’65 John H. Morris, ’67 Richard L. Fiore, ’72 Brother of Nicholas J. Fiore, ’71 William J. Ahearn, ’75 Chairman of the board of trustees; Father of Liam D. Ahearn, ’01; Brother-in-law of John V. Caulfield, ’71, vice president of finance; Uncle of Edmund Caulfield, ’00,Christopher B. Caulfield, ’03, Prep faculty member and James J. Doolan, ‘06 William Reehill, ’78 Andrew Rabbat, ’79 Michael Brown, ’80 Michael M. Mannion, ’82 Brother of Matthew J. Mannion, ’86, John Paul Mannion, ’93 and Brendan M. Mannion, ’94 Michael Nestor, ’85 Son of Patrick J. Nestor, ’55; Brother of Robert Nestor, ’86, Edward Nestor, ’88 and Patrick C. Nestor, ’90; Nephew of John A. Nestor, ’41 and Joseph M. Nestor, ’42†; cousin of Joseph R. Nestor, ’76, Patrick Long, ’00, Michael W. Long, ’05, Prep assistant librarian, and Alexander J. Long, ’10 Joseph Lecowitch, ’86 Brother of Matthew Lecowitch, ’90 R. Nicholaus Tehlikian, ’02
Family of Alumni Milagros T. Alolod Mother of Gerard P. Alolod, ’01 Dorothy Arndt Mother of Peter A. Arndt, ’75 Eleanor Begans Mother of James F. Begans, ’75 Teddy Butrym Father of Jan Butrym, ’01, Prep network administrator. Vincent J. Caldas Father of Joseph J. Caldas, ’76 and Mark Caldas, ’77; Father-in-law of Mark K. Wyville, ’76; Grandfather of Vincent J. Caldas, ’10 and Graham C. Wyville, ’11 Louis Capezza Grandfather of Louis F. Capezza, ’02 and Joseph Capezza, ‘04; Brother-inlaw of former Prep president James F. Keenan, S.J. William D. Capodanno, Sr. and Kathleen Capodanno Parents of Giancarlo R. Capodanno, ’05 Anna Marie Castiello Mother of George A. Castiello, ’94 Jack Coffey Father of John F. Coffey, ’80; Uncle of Dennis C. Degnan, ’89 and Joseph F. Degnan, ’92 Mary Connelly Mother of Sean M. Connelly, ’76 Carol Corcoran Wife of John J. Corcoran, ’56
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Levia D’Alise Mother of Joseph D’Alise, ’03 Stephan A. Drennan Father of Patrick P. Drennan, ’80 Aleida Duran Mother of Sergio L. Duran, ’80 Mary Fencik Mother of Very Rev. John P. Fencik, ’70; Grandmother of Jonathan P. Fencik, ’98 Mary C. Finn Widow of John J. Finn, ’52†; Mother of John J. Finn, ’81, David E. Finn, ’82, James T. Finn, ’85, Thomas P. Finn, ’87, and Robert E. Finn, ’94; Grandmother of David E. Finn, ’08, Sean P. Finn, ’09 and Connor Finn, ’14; Sister-in-law of William D. Finn, ’55, David P. Finn, ’65 and Edward F. Finn, ’67 Joseph Flatley Father of Andrew P. Flatley, ’75 Frank M. Florio Brother-in-law of Rev. Edward J. Durkin, S.J., ’65 Marie B. Gallagher Widow of Thomas J. Gallagher, ’41†; Aunt of John V. Caulfield, ’71, vice president of finance. Joyce Gelson Widow of John F. Gelson, ’49†; Grandmother of Conor H. Gelson, ’14 Nicole Glazewski Wife of Chester Glazewski, ’92; Sister-in-law of Joe Glazewski, ’94 Charles Harrington Father of Charles J. Harrington, ’84; Grandfather of Luke Madden, ’15 Marguerite Hill Widow of John J. Hill, ’32† Annette C. Horan Mother of William R. Horan, ’70 Paul Kastl Father of Adam J. Kastl, ’01 Joseph T. Kelly Father of Thomas J. Kelly, ’92 and Patrick J. Kelly, ’04 Joan Mannion Mother of Michael M. Mannion, ’82†, Matthew J. Mannion, ’86, John Paul Mannion, ’93 and Brendan M. Mannion, ’94 Margaret E. McFarland Widow of Henry B. McFarland, ’35†; Mother of Henry B. McFarland, ’69 Kevin M. McGrath Father of Kevin M. McGrath, ’01, Brian P. McGrath, ’04 and Patrick T. McGrath, ’08 Vincenza Monico Mother of Raymond Monico, ’70 Daniel O’Connell Brother of Mary Beth Caulfield, Prep staff member; Brother-in-law of John V. Caulfield, ’71, vice president of finance; Uncle of Hugh Roarty, ’91, Joseph Roarty, ’96, Denis Roarty, ’00 Edmund Caulfield, ’00 and Christopher B. Caulfield, ’03, Prep faculty member, and John O’Brien, ’08
Joseph J. Paparazzo Brother of Victor J. Paparazzo, ’78 Phyllis H. Ryan Wife of Liam J. Ryan, ’54 Bernard Ruiu Father of Albert S. Ruiu, ’87 Dorothy B. Sachs Widow of Brice A. Sachs, ’46† Dorothy Salfer Mother-in-law of Thomas S. Larson, ’73 Angelo Spadaro Uncle of John C. Spadora, ’59; Grandfather of Michael C. Mezzina, ’99 and Christopher A. Mezzina, ’02 Carl Spincola, Sr. Father of Gregory C. Spincola, ’85 Helen Stanczak Mother of John F. Stanczak, ’87 Willard K. Thayer Father of Tracey Thayer, Prep trustee; Grandfather of Peter T. Cartwright, ’01 and Michael Cartwright, ’04 Esmat Zaklama Father of John E. Zaklama, ’97 and Anthony E. Zaklama, ’98 Doris M. Zeman Wife of Bruce V. Zeman, ’64
Family of Faculty & Staff Thomas Rainey Son-in-law of former faculty member Robert P. Zawistowski Elva E. Reiser Mother of Prep president Robert E. Reiser, S.J. Margaret M. Shalloe Sister of former faculty member Francis J. Shalloe, S.J. †
Former Faculty Members Gerald J. Chojnacki, S.J. Former Spanish teacher; former provincial of the New York Province Patrick E. Reidy Former vice principal, math and science teacher.
Friends of Prep Vincent Hayden a.k.a. Vince the Hot Dog Man
WEDDINGS | BIRTHS AND ADOPTIONS
Weddings Joseph Watkins ‘01 and Lisa Van Es October 29, 2011 Brian Winfield, ’82 and Kim Byrd February 18, 2012 Mike Gambone (Prep religion teacher) and Tori Buckland June 16, 2012 Jason Aguiar, ’00 and Lori Magda July 14, 2012
Anthony Fesken, ’98 and Beth Ann Iorio (sister of Gerry Iorio, ’98) August 10, 2012 Gabe Rohaidy, ’03 and Katie Kennedy September 7, 2012 Mike Jiran, ’03 (Prep communications director) and Susan Braunshteyn September 15, 2012 Armando Hernandez, ’00 and Aileen Penate November 2, 2012
Births Gerald Iorio, ’98 and wife Jeanine: daughter Lola Cali, born October 2, 2012 Ryan Grusenski, ’03 (former faculty member) and wife Beth: son Nathanael Rex, born October 4, 2012 Bobby Wallace, ‘98 and wife Jean: son Aidan Robert, born October 14, 2012 David Rosciszewski, ’91and wife Edith: son William Joseph, born October 22, 2012 Andrew Moe, ’99 and wife Jessica: son Brady Andrew, born November 10, 2012 Alex Salas, ’97 and wife Olya: son Benjamin Luke, born November 27, 2012 Michael McCarthy (Prep religion teacher) and wife Erica: daughter Julia Rose, born January 19, 2013 Mike Rabbitt, ’03 and wife Bernadette: daughter Maeve Viola, born February 27, 2013 Joe Casazza, ’95 and wife Marisa: daughter Ava Christine, born March 16, 2013
Armando Hernandez, ’00 and Aileen Penate
Jim DeAngelo, ’85 (Prep principal) and wife Emily: daughter Madeline Anna born March 18, 2013
Ava Casazza, born March 16, 2013
Craig Adams, ‘93 and wife Jenny Marie: Son Alasdair Joseph, born March 24, 2013
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Julia McCarthy, born January 19, 2013 Prep was well-represented when director of communications Mike Jiran, ’03 married Susan Braunshteyn last September. Left to right: Liz Walsh, advancement assistant; Chris Casazza, ’97, chief advancement officer; Gary Bogdanski, ’02, director of alumni relations; Nancy Cunningham, P’99,’01, director of annual giving; Debbie Peko-Lillis, P’10, advancement database manager; Mike Lazorwitz, ’03, best man and former library staff member; Susan (Braunshteyn) Jiran; Mike Jiran, ’03; Tim Chester, ’03; Erich Sekel, ’98, groomsman and former campus ministry staff member; and Bob Reiser, S.J., president.
Charlie Brodbeck, born March 9, 2012
Jenny Marie and Craig Adams, ’93 at their wedding in October 2011
Alasdair Adams, born March 24, 2013
Lola Iorio, born October 2, 2012
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The devastation of Hurricane Sandy was felt throughout much of the 2012-13 school year, a notion reflected in the Spring issue. But the real...