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Ruth Elizabeth Liguori
  • 2000s

Steven Liguori ‘05 and his wife Elizabeth welcomed their daughter Ruth Elizabeth on March 15th, 2024. Ruthie is the granddaughter of Steve Liguori Sr. ‘74, great-granddaughter of Gerald Sauvigne ‘46 and niece of Gerald "Jerry" Sauvigne ‘05.

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Anne Rogan

Anne Rogan - mother of Kevin ’70, Michael ’73, Brian ’75, and John ’78, grandson of Griffith ’11, aunt of Thomas ’83 and Michael ’79, grandaunt of Thomas ’19 - March 27, 2024

  • In Memoriam
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Paul Spinella ’93
  • 1990s

Paul Spinella ’93 was recently promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office. He currently serves as the Duty Lieutenant at the Suffolk County Correctional Facility in Yaphank, NY.

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John Halloran ’11
  • 2010s

John Halloran ‘11 and Marie Peeters were married on July 9, 2022 at the Church of St. Joseph in Garden City, NY. The reception took place at North Hempstead Country Club in Port Washington, NY. Mr. & Mrs. Halloran currently reside in Garden City, NY.

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Straton Podaras '16
  • 2010s

Straton Podaras '16 Signs with LA Angels

Straton Podaras '16 will soon be moving from the East Coast to the West Coast. The Chaminade alumnus and collegiate baseball player has signed with the Los Angeles Angels as an undrafted free agent.
During his time at Chaminade, Straton played baseball all four years and served as captain. He also participated in Emmaus and the Student-Athlete Leadership Program.
He completed both his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Radford University in Radford, Virginia. It was during his final year there that he performed his best season. Straton was also named one of 16 semifinalists for the Buster Posey Award, an honor given to the nation's top catcher annually.
Best of luck, Straton – go Flyers!

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Gonzalo R Vazquez-Jimenez ’18
  • 2010s

Gonzalo R Vazquez-Jimenez ’18, a fourth year Chemistry major and Biology major in St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, recently earned distinction as a co-author of a research paper that is published in Molecular Neurobiology, a prestigious science journal. Gonzolo cowrote the piece "The Intersection of Parkinson's Disease, Viral Infections, and COVID-19", along with Simon G. Moleer Ph.D., Provots and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Professor, Biological Sciences, St. John's College of Liberal ARts and Sciences. Ph.D. students Alberim Kurtishi and Benjamin Rosen also coauthored the paper, which explores the relationship and numerous similarities between Parkinson's disease and COVID-19.

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Arthur O’Connor '54
  • 1950s

Arthur O’Connor '54 and his wife of 58 years, Marcy, have moved to Bay Village of Sarasota, a Continuing Care Retirement Community.  They have lived in Sarasota since 1986. Art is a Co-founder and former President of the Chaminade Southwest Florida Alumni Chapter.

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  • 1960s
Charles Ruff '66

Charles Ruff '66 has sold his orthodontist practice this past spring after practicing for 40 years and is now working part time. He is still teaching at the Harvard Department of Orthodontics also part time. He is looking forward to celebrating his 48th wedding anniversary with his wife, Rebecca, in November.

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  • 1960s
Richard (Dick) Kearns '68

Richard (Dick) Kearns '68 and his wife Maureen (Mo) were honored at the 2020 Monsignor James McDonald Memorial Golf Outing on August 31, 2020, a fundraising event which is held annually to support St. Aidan School (Williston Park).

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Paul Annunizato '87
  • 1980s

Paul Annunizato '87 is involved with several volunteer services, one of which is The Homeland Security Foundation. His focus was to expand its reach to the west coast. The Federal Enforcement Homeland Security Foundation West was sworn in on November 12, 2019, where Paul holds the seat of Vice Chair of the Federal Enforcement Homeland Security Foundation.

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