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Peter J. Sluka ’06
  • 2000s

Peter J. Sluka ’06 - a counsel in the commercial litigation group/business divorce group at Farrell Fritz in Uniondale has been promoted to partner. This accomplishment was recently published in the Newsday newspaper in the "LI People on the Move" section.

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Dolores Zarzycki

Dolores Zarzycki - mother of Christopher ’73, Bro. Lawrence ’80 (RIP), and Vincent ’84, sister of Joseph Wright ’41 (RIP), cousin of Edwin Hess ’42 (RIP) and Charles Hess ’37 (RIP) - January 5, 2023

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Terence Carmichael ’61
  • 1960s

Terence Carmichael ’61 -  father of Terence Jr. ’88, Brendan ’93 and Matthew ’95, the brother of Daniel ’58 and William ’59 (RIP), and the brother-in-law of John Molloy ’55, J. Dennis Molloy ’61 (RIP), and Michael Gannon ’65, and uncle of Michael Gannon ’87 - June 20, 2022

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Daniel Deegan ’83
  • 1980s

Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP warmly congratulates Daniel P. Deegan, a partner and chair of the firm’s Industrial Development Agency (IDA) Benefits and Government Incentives practice group, on being selected to be featured in the inaugural edition of Long Island Business News’ Most Powerful Influencers of 2022. This is part of the publication’s Power List series.

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Charlene Byrne

Charlene Byrne - mother of James ’95 and Colin ’00, aunt of Christopher Concannon ’85 and Brian Concannon ’84, retired CHS staff (secretary to the Athletic Director) - October 11, 2022

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Ellen Caracci

Ellen Caracci--wife of Louis Caracci ’45 (RIP), sister-in-law to Joseph Caracci ’47 (RIP), mother of Robert Caracci '69, James Caracci '73 and Louis Caracci '79--passed away at age 95 on September 24, 2022.

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George Knipfing ’59
  • 1950s

George Knipfing ’59 - was a member of the CHS track team. He was one of 20 students in the class of '59 to  attend Mount St Mary’s University in Maryland (graduating in1963).  He was recently inducted into Mount St. Mary’s University Athletic Hall of Fame. 

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Patrick Grindel ’18
  • 2010s

Patrick Grindel, a senior studying mechanical engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis and a cadet in the ROTC Gateway Battalion, has been recognized by the U.S. Army Cadet Command as a Distinguished Military Graduate, ranking fourth in a nationwide field of 6,000 cadets.

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Michael Beck ’60
  • 1960s

Michael Beck‘s book 365 Questions For Couples recently surpassed sales of 80,000 copies it has been translated into many foreign languages he coordinated with his wife and older daughter.

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James Kraemer ’91
  • 1990s

Jim recently started a new position as Senior Implementation Manager at Customer Dynamics, a Contact Center Software provider based in Draper, UT. Jim has spent the past 15 years in a variety of roles focused on Contact Center Technology, as both a customer and a provider. If any fellow alumni are looking for help evolutionizing your contact centers, moving to the cloud, or adopting a digital-first strategy, please reach out to Jim.

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Frank Amoroso ’66
  • 1960s

Frank Amoroso '66, recently published his tenth book, Stefan and the Celestial Sword. Mr. Amoroso generally writes historical novels on such diverse topics as the beginning of WWI, the Russian Revolution, the origins of the Federal Reserve Bank, and a trilogy on the early life of Babe Ruth, culminating in the 1918 world Series between the Red Sox and the Cubs. Stefan and the Celestial Sword is his first foray into fantasy and magical realism.

His books are available online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. To inquire about speaking and interview opportunities, please contact simply francis publishing company at simplyfrancispublishing@gmail.com

 

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Patricia Giordano

Patricia Giordano passed away on February 11, 2022  She is the mother of Thomas Giordano '71, Stephen Giordano '75, Michael Giordano '80 and mother-in-law to Bruce Lombardi '66.  She is also grandmother to Matthew Lombardi ’00, Andrew Giordano ’03, Kevin Lombardi ’04 and Daniel Giordano ’10.

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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.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34033061/

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Kenneth Caccavale '08
  • 2000s

Kenneth Caccavale ’08 married Paula Fastuca on March 21, 2020

      Paula Fastuca and Ken Caccavale were supposed to have an almost 200-guest wedding in mid-March, but they had to postpone it because of the coronavirus. The couple decided to have a small wedding ceremony on the roof of their apartment building with their immediate family on the day they were supposed to get married. The couple's family set up a makeshift altar for them on the roof, and their neighbors cheered them on from other roofs and fire escapes while they said their vows.

  • Weddings
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  • 2000s
Timothy Andre '03

Timothy Andre ’03 married Danielle Bastow on October 10, 2020

  • Weddings
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.

  • Personal Notes
  • 1960s
Robert Hussey ’67

Robert Hussey ’67 was elected by the membership of the Mercedes Club of New York as the 2019 Member of the Year. Bob has been instrumental in the immense success of the “Great Marques Concours d’Elegance” car show, which has become the largest Concours Car Show in the northeast.

  • Professional Accomplishments
  • 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).

  • Personal Notes
  • 1980s
Joseph Castrigno '86

Joseph Castrigno '86 and Sherry Lynn Herr were married on April 18, 2020.

  • Weddings
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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  • 1990s
Kevin Flanagan '98

Kevin Flanagan '98 and his wife Jen welcomed their son, Declan Jeffrey, on July 16, 2020.

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  • 1990s
Michael Dolce '99

Michael Dolce '99 (CHS faculty) and his wife, Kelly, welcomed their daughter Molly Ann on October 8, 2020.

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Christopher Ambrosio '10
  • 2010s

Christopher Ambrosio '10 and Taylor Colleen Curley were married on October 4, 2019. In photo: Raymond Moylan '10, Andrew Napolitano '10, Joseph Guarino '97, Daniel Carter '10, Matthew Austin ’09,  David Portmore '10, Christopher Ambrosio '10, Matthew Ambrosio '16, Luke Bonomo '11, Gregory Gerner '10, Mr. Daniel Petruccio (Faculty), Michael Lagumina '10

 

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  • 2010s
John Felbinger '13

John Felbinger '13 married Veronica Kelleher on December 27, 2019.

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Oliver Roberts '14
  • 2010s

Oliver Roberts '14, a second year Harvard Law student, will be arguing a case against the IRS in the U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, on behalf of low–income taxpayers. As a student attorney in the Harvard Legal Services Tax Clinic, Oliver has spent this past semester representing low–income taxpayers against the IRS. Oliver had also spent undergraduate years interning at the U.S. Embassy in Tanzania, for the House Oversight Committee in Washington, DC and for multiple congressional offices.

 

 

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Brianna Campmier

Brianna Campmier (formerly O’Neill, CHS Faculty) and her husband, Dave, welcomed their daughter, Mae Catherine, on July 27, 2020.

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Tom Griffin

Tom Griffin (CHS Faculty) and his wife, Joanna, welcomed their son Benedict Francis on October 6, 2020.

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  • 2020s
John Mazzello

John Mazzello (CHS Faulty) and his wife, Diana, welcomed their son Luke Joseph, on August 26, 2020.

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  • 2020s
Ana Moz

Ana Moz (CHS staff) and her husband Wilfredo, welcomed their daughter, Nicole, on January 27, 2020. 

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