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Walter Meagher Jr. of Fayetteville, N.Y., was selected for inclusion in Upstate New York Super Lawyers for 2020. Meagher is a partner at Hancock Estabrook, LLP.
Patrick Walsh of Oakton, Va., and his wife, Lydia, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec.19, 2020, with anniversary travel deferred until 2021.
David Gugel of Palatine, Ill., and his wife, Ginny, celebrated 50 years of marriage on Oct. 2, 2020.
Tom Lavoie of Portland, Ore., and his wife, Margot, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2020.
Robert Turner of Newton, Mass., was appointed to the board of directors at the New Repertory Theatre.
William Kyle Jr. of Chesterfield, Mo., has been included in Marquis Who’s Who. Kyle is the Lee Family Professor of Science Education at the University of Missouri - St. Louis.
Peter Forman of Beacon, N.Y., joined the Cuddy and Feder LLP firm as of counsel in the Fishkill, N.Y., office, focusing on mediation and arbitration cases and the general practice of law. Forman recently retired from the bench after 21 years of public service. He served as a judge for the Dutchess County Court in New York since 2011 and as an acting justice of the Dutchess County Supreme Court since 2001.
Eva (Grassi) Nemeth of Princeton, N.J., retired in April 2021 as an associate director at Bristol Myers Squibb. Throughout her years with the company, Nemeth worked on the clinical development of ELIQUIS® as well as the management of Global Trial Managers.
Jeanne (Ruscio) Manto of Ridgefield, Conn., was honored in March 2021 by Ridgefield A Better Chance for her charitable work with the organization.
Lorrie Clemo of Buffalo, N.Y., made Buffalo’s list of the top 250 most powerful people in the Buffalo business community. Clemo was ranked 79th.
Mary Kelleher-Crabtree of Reston, Va., was named assistant executive director for health sciences at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Peter Paige of Miami, Fla., was appointed chief medical officer of Miami-Dade County. Paige is also executive vice president, chief physician executive and chief clinical officer at Jackson Health System, where he oversees the chief medical officers of each Jackson Health System hospital.
Jill (Albertson) Allen of Lowville, N.Y., became chief financial officer at The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence.
Rob Didio of Baldwinsville, N.Y., is the vice president of people strategy at SpinCar.
Timothy Murphy of Camillus, N.Y., was selected for inclusion in Upstate New York Super Lawyers for 2020. Murphy is the managing partner at Hancock Estabrook, LLP.
Erick Piscopo of Columbus, Ohio, was named vice president of human resources and chief talent officer of Elford, Inc., a general contractor and construction management company.
Kelly (Skinner) Gagan of Pittsford, N.Y., was hired as the associate vice president for university advancement at University of Rochester.
Steve LaFleche of Cleverdale, N.Y., was appointed general manager, U.S. public and federal market at IBM.
Michael Daley of Lakewood, Calif., served as a panelist on the CNY Film Fund, administered by Innovation Group of CNY Arts. Daley is a clinical professor of screenwriting at Loyola Marymount University, with TV and film credits that include CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The X-Files and Big Love.
Michele (Siriano) Dickey of Camillus, N.Y., was hired as tax principal by Dermody, Burke and Brown, CPAs, LLC.
Anthony Santiago of Scottsdale, Ariz., was appointed chief executive officer of Gila River Healthcare in Arizona -
the primary health care provider for more than 140 federally recognized Native American tribes independent of the Indian Health Services in the Southwest. Santiago previously served as the organization’s chief medical officer.
Donald Nemeth of Princeton, N.J., retired in July 2020 as a senior compliance manager at Janssen, a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson. Nemeth spent the last 40 years working in the pharmaceutical industry at both Bristol Myers Squibb and Janssen.
Jeffery Coakley, MBA ’04, of Fulton, N.Y., was named president and CEO of Community Memorial Hospital in Hamilton, N.Y.
Brian Corcoran of Gansevoort, N.Y., has been promoted to a senior finance director role for Lee Enterprises, parent company of The Post-Star.
Chris Schroh of Oceanside, Calif., serves on the board of directors of the Air Carriers Purchasing Conference, and his service was extended through 2022. From 2017-2018, Schroh served as chairman of the board.
Derek Zuckerman of Schenectady, N.Y., refereed the NCAA division one women’s ice hockey championships in Erie, Pa.
Christopher Bristol, MBA ’98, of Marietta, N.Y., was appointed municipal product sales manager for North America at Tsurumi America Inc.
Dave Harrison of Pittsford, N.Y., was hired as a wine and spirits category manager at goPuff.
Peter Finnerty of Elmira, N.Y., was appointed acting Elmira city court judge.
Justin Francis of Indian Land, S.C., was hired as protection solutions business CFO at Equitable.
Jeanann (Sousou) Coppola of Wilmington, Del., was selected as an American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) fellow, a prestigious honor in nursing scholarship. Fellowship in the American College of Nurse-Midwives is bestowed to midwives for leadership within ACNM, clinical excellence, outstanding scholarship, and professional achievement.
James Godleski of Vestal, N.Y., was hired as the director of process optimization at Mirabito Energy Products.
T. Christopher Frye of Liverpool, N.Y., was promoted to loan processor for Edge Federal Credit Union.
Mary King of Syracuse, N.Y., was selected for inclusion in Upstate New York Super Lawyers for 2020. King is a partner in the Trusts and Estates, Elder Law & Special Needs, and Family Business Succession Planning Practices
at Hancock Estabrook, LLP.
Joann Campbell-Maher of Fabius, N.Y., was promoted to director of contracts, research and development at SRC Inc.
Kyla Clark of Laurel, Md., is the executive director of marketing and communications at RIT. Clark previously served as director of media for WebMD, press secretary for former Syracuse Mayor Matthew Driscoll, and regional representative and writer for U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.
Alejandro Cordova of Wappingers Falls, N.Y., was promoted to first vice president of human resources at Ulster Savings Bank's Kingston headquarters.
Ryan Mooney of Chicago, Ill., is president of For Soccer Ventures.
Nicholas Salvagni of Baldwinsville, N.Y., was promoted to vice president, marketing at American Food and Beverage.
Desiree Bennett of Liverpool, N.Y., was promoted to tax manager at Fust Charles Chambers, LLP.
Laura (Panning) Davies of Manlius, N.Y., was appointed chief of staff of the president’s office at SUNY Cortland.
Erin (Callegari) Mackey of Swedesboro, N.J., was promoted to marketing director, Adult Portfolio Strategy, U.S. Vaccines at GlaxoSmithKline.
Ryan Barrett, MBA ’10 of Penfield, N.Y., was promoted to vice president, commercial CFO and underwriting at Excellus BCBS.
William Allen of Tonawanda, N.Y., was promoted to partner at Brisbane Consulting Group, LLC.
Mary D’Agostino of Canastota, N.Y., joined Hancock Estabrook law firm as an associate.
Laura (Jones) Abaray of Kingston, Mass., was hired as head of QC Bioanalytical at Thermo Fisher Scientific.
Ryan Arsenault of Jefferson, Mass., was hired as a community manager, corporate marketing at Thrasio.
Mike Cominolli of Syracuse, N.Y., was hired as the executive director of the Syracuse market for agilon health.
Robert English, MBA ’14, of Syracuse, N.Y., was hired as an accountant at Daley, LaCombe and Charette, P.C. Certified Public Accountants.
Melissa Moore of Oneida, N.Y., was promoted to associate dean of student services/residential life at Bryant and Stratton College in Syracuse.
Joshua R. Mraz of Bel Air, Md., has been a licensed health insurance agent with USHealth Advisors since July of 2020
Nick Urda of Turnersville, N.J., was hired as vice president, integrated solutions at PureSpectrum.
John Keeney of New York, N.Y., was promoted to principal at the Carlyle Group.
Tom Babcock of Syracuse, N.Y., was hired as a hearing officer at the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance.
Andrew Brazill of Minoa, N.Y., was hired as media strategist by Pinckney Hugo Group.
Melissa Bunce, of Syracuse, N.Y., was hired as a physician assistant for St. Joseph’s Health Women’s Health Services in Auburn, N.Y.
Tom Lilienthal, MBA, of (Baldwinsville, N.Y. - Tracy), was hired by Novelis, Inc. as the new plant manager of its newest automotive aluminum sheet manufacturing facility in Guthrie, Ky.
Amy (Woodward) Vanderpool of Auburn, N.Y., was promoted to tax senior manager at Dermody, Burke & Brown CPAs, LLC.
Matt Beadnell, MBA ’11, of Camillus, N.Y., joined WestRock Company as a sales representative.
Amy (Armstrong) Chadwick of Oswego, N.Y., was named partner at Amdursky, Pelky, Fennell and Wallen Law Firm in Oswego.
Steve Laureti of Oneida, N.Y., was appointed to a position as common councilor in Oneida. (Story on page 33.)
David Mariano of Liverpool, N.Y., joined AccessCNY as an advocacy coordinator.
Cheryl (Alo) Okosky of Stillwater, N.Y., was hired as an occupational therapist at Centers Health Care.
Christian Cobb of DeWitt, N.Y., was promoted to vice president of marketing at HealthWay Family of Brands.
Kelly Falconer, MBA ’18, of Baldwinsville, N.Y., was hired as a digital media strategist by Pinckney Hugo Group.
Colleen Oberle of Stow, Ohio, was hired as a manager of corporate partnership activation at the Cleveland Browns.
Vanessa McClowry of Brewerton, N.Y., was named the principal at South Side Elementary in Canastota, N.Y.
Abbey Adams of Syracuse, N.Y., was hired as a digital marketing coordinator at the Cyphers Agency in Maryland.
Ariana Anoceto, MBA ’17, of Cicero, N.Y., was promoted to tax supervisor at Fust Charles Chambers, LLP.
Kayla Burt of Watertown, Mass., was hired as assistant director, admissions evaluation at MIT Sloan School of Management.
Ben Beaury of Cohoes, N.Y., was added as goalkeeper to the Oakland Roots roster ahead of the 2021 United Soccer League championship season.
Lauren Cutrona of Penfield, N.Y., was hired as office services coordinator at Bond, Schoeneck and King PLLC.
Kieran Daley of Charlotte, N.C., is an associate at Churchill Real Estate.
Hallam Doney, MGT ’20, of Syracuse, N.Y., was hired as a credit analyst at Pathfinder Bank.
Bridget Odorczyk of Rochester, N.Y., was hired by Grossman St. Amour CPAs, PLLC as a staff accountant.
Mariana Paniagua of Syracuse, N.Y., joined Vera House as volunteer coordinator.
Peter Swovick of Webster, N.Y., graduated in spring 2020 with a master's degree in chemistry from the University of Rochester and is employed with Ortho Clinical in Rochester, N.Y.
Michael Moore Jr., of Schenectady, N.Y., joined Foit-Albert Associates as a junior civil engineer in the transportation group.
Sandy Chen of Oneida, N.Y., was hired at Fust Charles Chambers, LLP as an audit associate.
Madelyn Cittadino of Syracuse, N.Y., a student at Syracuse University College of Law, is a Pi Gamma Mu 2020 scholarship recipient. Pi Gamma Mu recognizes those who are pursuing master’s or doctoral degrees in the social sciences.
Jacqueline Greer of Fulton, N.Y., was hired at Fust Charles Chambers, LLP as an audit associate.
An Indelible Impact
The world is a better and fairer place – particularly for women – thanks to the efforts of Margaret “Peg” Snyder H ’79. Peg was involved in women’s economic and development issues in various regions of the world for more than three decades. Among her many accomplishments, she co-founded the African Training and Research Center for Women, was the founding director of the United Nations Development Fund for Women and received a Fulbright Award in 1994 to teach at Makerere University in Uganda. Much closer to home, Peg became the youngest dean of women in the U.S. when she served in that role for eight years at Le Moyne. She also gave back to the College as a member of the board of regents in the early 1980s.
Peg died early this year. She was 91. In a remembrance of her life, The New York Times called her the United Nation’s “first feminist.” The Times noted that her work was inspired by her Catholic upbringing and that she was “enthralled by President John F. Kennedy’s call for young Americans to volunteer overseas.” A Syracuse native, Peg earned a bachelor’s degree from the College of New Rochelle, a master’s degree from the Catholic University of America and a doctorate from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In 1979, Le Moyne awarded her an honorary degree.
Faith, Family and Community
Noreen (Reale) Falcone ’58 dedicated her life to her faith, family and community and they, in turn, were enriched by her presence. Noreen was the first female President of the Knights of Malta, the fourth-oldest order in the Catholic Church; a loving wife, mother and grandmother; and a proud booster of numerous civic and charitable organizations, including the Junior League, the Community Foundation of Central New York, Francis House, and the Everson Museum of Art. She was especially passionate about education, the arts, healthcare and Catholic mission. While Noreen passed away early this year at 83, she will forever be remembered for the impact she had not just on these causes, but on the people closest to her.
Noreen’s deep and abiding faith was the guiding force behind everything she did over the course of her life. She was particularly dedicated to her alma mater, from which she earned a bachelor’s degree in history. Her love of the College was manifested in her service on all three of Le Moyne’s boards: the Alumni Association Board, the board of regents and the board of trustees. Noreen was honored with the Distinguished Alumna Award in 1993 and with an Honorary Doctorate in 1995. The College’s library is named in her honor, and a fund for Campus Ministry has been created in her memory.
Intellect Matched By Spirit
John “Jack” Boorman ’63 , Ph.D., personified what it means to be a loving family man, consummate professional and proud Le Moyne Dolphin. Jack’s deep intellect was matched by his warm spirit, as evidenced by his years spent working tirelessly on behalf of the International Monetary Fund (I.M.F.) and the College as a member of its board of trustees. His understanding of finance was masterful, as was his capacity to connect with others. He was humble, thoughtful and smart, an individual who never spoke merely for the sake of speaking. As one of Jack’s colleagues on the board of trustees so aptly put it, “He was a warm and caring man who made it easy to talk to him. I always learned someone from him; he was a great teacher.”
Jack passed away early this year at 79. He will forever be remembered for his contributions to his profession and his alma mater. In addition to his work at the I.M.F., he wrote several books on monetary theory and banking. He used his masterful understanding of the stock market to help grow the College’s endowment, worked closely with the finance team to guide Le Moyne through the Great Recession of 2008, and shared his time and talent with students, alumni, and faculty and staff alike. Jack’s commitment to the College was second to none. This spring Le Moyne posthumously awarded him the degree Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa. A scholarship endowment has been established in his memory.
Sharing Wisdom and Experience
Dennis DePerro, Ed.D., dedicated much of his life to Catholic higher education, and Le Moyne was fortunate to be a beneficiary of his wisdom and experience. For 18 years, Dennis served as the College’s dean of enrollment management and as a professor of business administration before being named the inaugural dean of the Purcell School of Professional Studies. While he left the Heights in 2017 to take on new challenges as the president of Saint Bonaventure University, his impact on the campus and on everyone who works and studies here, continues. In the years Dennis led Enrollment Management, Le Moyne’s undergraduate enrollment grew from 1,680 to 2,400, while graduate enrollment rose from 390 to 650. He was, in the words of President Linda LeMura, Ph.D., a “wonderful colleague, friend and confidant.”
A native of Buffalo, N.Y., Dennis died this winter at 62. He graduated from Canisius College, where he earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and the University of Pennsylvania, where he completed his doctorate. He dedicated his entire 37-year career to higher education. Following his death, the university flag at Saint Bonaventure was flown at half-staff for a month. The members of the Le Moyne community sent their prayers to his wife, Sherry, and sons, Matthew and Andrew, and established a scholarship in his memory.
A Remarkable Life
Ronald Naumann ’55, M.D., was a lifelong learner, a man of science, a devoted practitioner of his faith, and a loving husband, father and grandfather. A native of Elsmere, N.Y., Ron built a life rich in meaning and purpose. He was a highly respected neurosurgeon at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Community General Hospital, both in Syracuse. Away from work, Ron served as a lector at his parish, loved to take photographs, and made it a point to spend as much time as possible in nature. He was also a gifted and natural storyteller who, according to his family, worked on his own memoir “until the final days of his remarkable life.”
Ron died this spring at 86. His memory will serve as a blessing for his family and friends around the world, including those he made at Le Moyne. Education played a central role in Ron’s life. He remained connected to his alma mater long after his graduation, serving as a member of the board of regents and board of trustees. The College is also an important part of his family’s history. His brother Marshall is a member of the Class
of 1951; his brother Paul is a member of the Class of 1952 and belongs to the College’s Jesuit community. That Ron would so generously give his time and talent to College is a testament to his belief in its power to shape the future.
Samuel A. Bonfe ’51
Martin C. Connor Sr. ’51
Marguerite (Walser) Gottstein ’51
Donald Rhinehart ’51
Rose Mary (Kwasigroch) Connors ’52
Earl R. Cunningham ’52
Joseph Pittarelli ’52
Jacqueline M. (McGill) Savage ’52
Carol M. (Hall) Schoeneck ’52
Ann (Cassidy) Stiner ’52
John E. Furze ’53
Mary Anne (Moran) Kinsella ’53
Robert R. Gallo ’54
Joseph Germinio ’54
Paul Mallon ’54
William Feyerabend ’55
Jane S. (Szymborski) Ginley ’55
Donald LaCombe ’55
Pasquale P. Leo ’55
John M. Noonan ’55
Robert J. Dietz ’56
Lester C. Terry Jr. ’56
Kathleen (Kennedy) Dwyer ’57
George Kamide ’57
John D. Kleberg Sr. ’57
James H. O’Neill ’57
Gerald A. Bresadola ’58
Barbara Chandler ’58
Robert B. Creed ’58
Robert J. Ross ’58
Anthony Keeffe ’59
Joseph J. Sofia ’59
Edwin Stebbins ’59
Mary Ann (Rooney) Farrell ’60
Joseph Denis Huppmann ’60
Alexander Husak ’60
James Rebholz ’60
Mark J. Hamlet ’61
Nancy L. (Richards) Rossi ’61
John Ralyea Jr. ’62
James D. Smolinski ’62
James L. Delmonico ’63
James P. Downey ’63
Nancy (Brereton) McMenaman ’63
Thomas J. Ryan ’63
Sheila D. (Mulvaney) Cox ’64
John G. McCarthy ’64
Barbara Monette ’64
Richard J. Murray ’65
William James Martin ’67
Abraham W. Gabriel ’69
Barbara J. Coffey ’70
Elizabeth (Purcell) Pistilli ’73
Steven F. Zdep ’74
Mary C. (Colbert) Bullis ’75
David A. Scully ’75
Douglas M. Hojnacki ’76
Gayle P. Lawler ’77
William T. Hess ’78
Marybeth Duffy-Hasenauer ’80
Peter S. Wilson Jr. ’80
Anthony Scro ’81
Jill M. (DeAngelis) Virts ’82
Nancy Costello-Rollar ’83
Paul Porillo ’86
Suzanne P. (Pileski) King ’92
Thomas E. Anuszewski ’03
Elizabeth (Franklin) Camardello ’05
Matthew Town ’09
William P. Cloonan ’10
Cory Gallinger ’22