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The 374 members of the Class of 2009 assembled for the last time at the Tilles Center of C.W. Post College on Sunday, June 7, 2009 for the 78th graduation from Chaminade High School. Above center, President Fr. James '87 presents the Chaminade Man Award to Salutatorian Colin Hennessy '09 as the most outstanding member of the class. At right above, Valedictorian Christopher Dooley '09 makes his presentation, following the theme of "Be the best." Thomas Ciavarella '09 (at left above) was the recipient of the Fr. Philip Eichner, S.M. Award, which is presented to the second most outstanding member of the graduating class. (See the Principal's address on page 3 and a listing of colleges that the graduates will attend on pages 6-7.)

In celebration of Police Memorial Week on May 7, 2009, the Alumni Law Enforcement Association made a very solemn presentation at the student body Mass in the AAC of replicas of the badges of Police Officer Joseph Coote '48 (above r.) who was killed in the line of duty in 1962 and of Port Authority Police Officer George Howard '75 who gave his life on 9/11. They are now on permanent display in the lobby of Darby Auditorium. At left above, Officer Vincent Bello presents George Howard's badge. Family members of both officers took part in the presentations; at left are George's son Robert and his mother Mrs. Arlene Howard. Below left are his brother Tim '81 and Law Enforcement Association president Officer Tom Ruhle '89. At right are (l.-r) members of Officer Coote's family, his widow Mrs. Georgiana Fitzpatrick, his son Joseph Jr., his daughter Mrs. Elizabeth Fronckwicz, and his grandson Ed Fronckwicz '12. The ceremonies were enhanced by the participation of the Port Authority Color Guard and the Nassau County Police Department's bagpipers and drummers (at right.) Among the 70 police present were from l.-r above (with Fr. James '87 and Bro. Joseph '78) Nassau Police Commissioner Lawrence Mulvey, Tom Ruhle '89, Chief Karen O'Callaghan, First Deputy Commissioner Robert McGuigan, Chief of Department Anthony Rocco, Chief of Detectives Steven Skrynecki, Inspector Christopher Healy (Deputy Commanding Officer of the 3rd precinct.)


Senior Celebration

The class of 2009 embarked on the annual senior celebration on May 20, 2009, a boat cruise around Manhattan Island. At left Chris Rypl '09, Frank Serravelli '09, Jacob Rohrs '09, and Joseph Renda '09, (from l. - r.) take a break from the dance floor for a picture.

Above, Ross Pearlman '09 and his date hit the dance floor after dinner. At left, Mike Gamber '09 and his date take in New York City's beautiful skyline. At far left, Rory O'Connor '09, Mike Prate '09, Mike Rinere '09, and Rob Pavacic '09, (from l. - r.) enjoy a perfect spring evening out on the top deck with their dates.

Senior Trip

Flyers from the class of 2009 took off on March 26, 2009 and landed in Disney World for the annual senior trip. Above, seniors pose with Fr. James at the hotel.

Above, seniors pose outside of the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster. Above, Mr. Thomas Giovannetti meets up with a group of seniors while others are pictured at the Tower or Terror (l.) and taking a trip on Everest Expedition in the Animal Kingdom.

The Chaminade faculty and staff gathered in the Activity-Athletic Center on June 11, 2009 for their end-of-year celebration. This year, the school honored Mr. Richard Tully, who retired in June, for his years of dedication to Chaminade and to his many French and Spanish students over his long career.

2009 Spring Concert

Above, Jake Kerrigan '12 speaks of wealth replacing God. At left, Joseph Connors '11 comments about his inability to enter heaven weighed down by worldly concerns.

On May 14 and 15, 2009, student actors performed a skit for their classmates as part of the Easter Prayer Service, done annually in preparation for the Easter season.

On May 1 and 2, 2009, approximately one third of the student body performed for a packed Darby Auditorium. Performing were the Flyers Band and Flyers Glee Club, the Crimson Band and Crimson Glee Club, the Gold Band and Gold Glee Club and the String Orchestra.


Principal's Graduation Address

The Lord Jesus, after eating with his apostles, washed their feet and said to them, "Do you realize what I have done for you?" And he continued, "I have given you an example, so that as I have done for you, you should also do."

Dear Graduates of the Class of 2009, I would like to leave you with these words of Jesus as a reflection on your four years at Chaminade and for your future as we recognize your Bro. Joseph Bellizzi '78 commencement today. What is the example that the Lord Jesus has given to us? What have you learned for the past four years? I would offer you three words: service, sacrifice and commitment. Your endeavors in academics, athletics, and activities have taught you the meaning of these three words. Hard work, sacrifice and commitment yield academic success. Every athlete knows that success is only achieved at the cost of personal sacrifice and commitment to the team as a whole. Finally, commitment, sacrifice and service have defined your participation in so many clubs and activities these past four years. You have grown so much in each of these virtues. My prayer is that you will continue to demonstrate by your words and your actions that you are men of service, sacrifice and commitment. The Chaminade Man knows that his life is not about himself. Following the example of our Lord Jesus Christ at the Last Supper, the Chaminade Man surrenders himself for the good of others. He knows that joys, success and happiness come as the result of being there for others.

To the right Brian Morr '09, John Quigg '09, and Matt Hull '09 (from l.-r.) gather in the lobby after having their carnations pinned on by members of the Chaminade faculty.

In the Parable of the Last Judgment, Jesus reminds us, "Whatsoever you have done to the least of these, you have done to me." Never forget that all of our service, sacrifice and commitments are done in the name of our Lord, following his example. As you move forward from here, many challenges will tempt you to stray from that example. Each of the virtues I am highlighting today will be tested. The lure of convenience will threaten your will to sacrifice. The comfort of leisure will test your desire to serve. And instant gratification will challenge your commitments. When those moments arise, call

At left, Michael Brolly '09 (c.) shows off his newly received diploma as his homeroom companions Michael Brix '09 (l.), and Denis Brown '09 (r.) look on.

Above, Chris Sullivan '09 receives his diploma along with the Albert Kozar Glee Club Award from Bro. Joseph. At right, (from l.-r.) Matt Johns '09, John Mayberger '09, and Pat McCallion '09 get ready for their procession onto the Tilles Center stage for a triumphant conclusion to their Chaminade careers.

upon your Chaminade experience and remain faithful to the examples given to you these past four years. Call upon Mary, our Mother, the first disciple. It was Mary who answered the call with her resounding, "I am the servant of the Lord. Let it be done to me according to your word." Listen to Mary who says to us, "Do whatever He tells you." I am confident that you indeed know what Jesus has done for us, that you know the example that he leaves us. Throughout the past four years I have witnessed your desire to lead and to serve. In class, in the hallways, in athletics and activities, you have demonstrated that you know and are willing to live lives of service, sacrifice, and commitment. Go forth and continue to follow the example of Jesus. Good luck and God bless.

Bro. Joseph Dominick Bellizzi, S.M. '78 Principal

Annual CAPA End-of- Year Party

Usually held in Our Lady's Courtyard, thanks to June's weather this year's barbecue was shifted into the cafeteria where approximately 160 parents of Chaminade alumni gathered on June 20, 2009. Pictured at left is Bro. Robert Lahey, Assistant Moderator of CAPA, pulling raffle tickets with Mrs. Maureen Anselmo. At right are CAPA presidents, Maureen and Joe Anselmo.


2009 Spring Athletic Championships

JV Baseball

-NSCHSAA League Champions -NSCHSAA Sportsmanship Award

Varsity Golf

-NSCHSAA 1st Place Regular Season Dual Meet Champions -NSCHSAA Undefeated League Champions NSCHSAA Coach of the Year James Hock

Spring Crew

-NJ State Championships Freshmen silver medalists JV silver medalists Varsity bronze medalists -NYS Championships (Novice, Freshmen, JV, Second Varsity) - First Varsity boat's second place finish earned them the right to represent the entire State of New York at The US Rowing Youth Championships in Cincinnati, Ohio in mid- July. - Scholastic National Championships Freshman, Junior Varsity, Second Varsity and First Varsity Semifinalists

Freshman Lacrosse

- NSCHSAA Tie 1st Place Regular Season Champions - NSCHSAA Sportsmanship Award - NSCHSAA League Champions - NSCHSAA Sportsmanship Award

JV Lacrosse

Varsity Lacrosse

- NSCHSAA Tie 1st Place Regular Season Co-Champions

Varsity Volleyball

- NSCHSAA Co-Coach of the Year Salvatore Trentacoste - NSCHSAA Sportsmanship Award Winner

- NSCHSAA Sportsmanship Award - NSCHSAA 1st Place Regular Season Champions - NSCHSAA Undefeated League Champions


Varsity Tennis

Alumni Notes

1951 - 1969

Thomas Cuff '51 was recently elected president of the NY State Fireman's Association, a forty-seven thousand member association representing eighteen hundred volunteer fire departments and companies and one hundred thousand volunteer firefighters and volunteer EMS personnel in NY. Tom has volunteered in the fire service for fifty-five years. He retired from Keyspan Corporation (LILCO) after forty-seven years of service in 2000. He and his wife Jane have lived in Levittown, NY since 1958 and have four daughters and ten grandchildren. Joseph D. Roxe '54 has been appointed chairman of the Investment Advisory Council, an independent public board that advises the state treasurer on the investment of the Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds. Joe was appointed to this position on May 12, 2009 by Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell. Edward Sieban '56 was promoted to Honorary Chief of the Floral Park Fire Department for fifty years of service. This took place at a meeting on February 9, 2009. Andrew Simons '56 has been designated as Vice Dean Emeritus of the Law school at St. John's University. Kenneth Irvine '59 was elected as treasurer and a member of the executive committee of the Alpha-1 Foundation, a non-profit voluntary health organization headquartered in Miami, Fl, the global leader in supporting cutting edge research for the genetic disease, alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency. He has been a member of the Board of Directors for the past three years and is a member of the Alpha-1 Foundation's Venture Philanthropy Task Force to invest in "translational research" expediting the transformation of basic science from the research bench to the patient's bedside, a key hurdle in today's drug development process. He continues to commute to Wall Street where he is Director of Scotia Capital, responsible for strategic initiatives. Stephen Lang '59 has twelve grandchildren.

With the unveiling of the above plaque on May 9, 2009, the Pieta Lobby of the AAC was formally dedicated in honor of Mr. and Mrs. James Conway. Mrs. Conway is pictured above right with a replica of the statue in the lobby (and in Rome), and directly to the right with her children, from l.-r. Brian '76, Sharon, James '72, Mrs. Conway, Traci, and Kevin '76. The dedication was a surprise to Mrs. Conway who also celebrated her birthday on May 9th.

At Left: Larry Grassini '63 was recently honored as only the ninth inductee into the California Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association Hall of Fame; he was honored for his 39 years of successful jury trials, including the largest personal injury verdict in US history and recently the largest personal injury verdict in California history. Larry is pictured with his daughter Katie (Chaminade, West Hills, CA '95); they were featured in an American Bar Association Journal article about the father/daughter team's recent recordshattering verdict in Ventura County, CA. Below: CHS wrestling coach George Dlugolonski was inducted into the CHSAA Hall of Fame and is pictured below receiving his award at the association's annual dinner. Pictured with him are Ray Nash (r.), CHSAA president and president of Bishop Ford H.S. and Thomas Murray, New York State CHSAA president and an administrator at Cardinal Hayes H.S.

They spent four years together in homeroom at CHS and recently a weekend together in Scottsdale, AZ. From l.-r. are Frank Kirchhoff '60 of Mission Viejo, CA, Dick Knipfing '60 of Albuquerque, NM, and Paul Kretkowski '60 of Hilton Head, SC. Michael J. Griffin '61 has come out of retirement and is working with the state of California in an innovative department of corrections program (AB900). He is training inmates with life sentences to be state certified alcohol and drug counselors. Once certified, these inmates will treat other inmates with alcohol and drug problems. Francis Slater '62 has retired and sailed his sailboat for two thousand miles from San Diego, CA to Mazatlan, Mexico and back with his wife Nora. Frank and his wife will be in San Diego for the summer aboard the Ocean Dancer. Arthur English '65 and his wife Cathy have two grandchildren, Katelyn, five and Brandon, three months.

Charles J. Ruff '66 left the Orthodontic Department at Harvard where he was a Clinical Instructor for fifteen years to return to his alma mater, Tufts, Charles is now teaching part time in the Orthodontic Department as an assistant clinical professor. He continues to practice orthodontics full time in Waterville, ME. Robert Raskopf '69 has successfully defended the Washington Redskins against claims that their trademarks disparage Native Americans, obtaining a reversal by the trial court of an adverse agency finding. William F. Cavanaugh, Jr. '73 has been appointed Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice.

1970 - 1984

Thomas Rosicki '74 and his wife Cynthia are set to open their new winery and tasting room, Sparkling Pointe, in Southhold on the North Fork of Long Island this summer. Sparkling Pointe 2000 Brut Seduction recently placed Best in Class at the 2009 San Francisco Chronicle wine competition over such notables as Mumm Napa, Domaine Carneros and Gloria Ferrer.

Thomas Mohen '75 and his wife Melissa will be honored at the Grenville Baker Boys & Girls Club at their 59th Annual June Dance for their commitment and support of the community's children. Orest Jowyk '76 graduated cum laude from the George Mason University Law School in December of 2003, and passed the Virginia bar exam in February of 2004. Orest practices government contracts law as a senior associate with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP in McLean, Virginia. He began law school after completing a twenty-year career in the United States Air Force as a navigator/electronic warfare officer. While in law school, he worked as a scientific analyst for Anteon Corp, supporting the Air Force's acquisition program for future sensors and electronic warfare technology. Orest and his wife Karen have been married twenty-six years and have two daughters, Ksenia and Kalyna.



Colleges new alumni will attend

Adelphi University Stephen Dellafiora Leonard Lazo Justin Magaldi Anthony Passarella Michael Pucci Patrick Trimboli James Walshe Amherst College Brandon Saldana Bates College Matthew Johns Bentley College Kevin Harrington Jeffrey Sallusto Boston College Matthew Bartolotta Matthew Herschlein Kevin Kelly Michael Marconi Denis O'Leary John Ready Matthew Ryan Steven Sheeckutz Boston University Brandon Babwah Eric Go Michael Selover Bucknell University Ryan McGovern Thomas Trainor Cabrini College Rory O'Connor Catholic University of America Conor Cahill Evan Cassin Michael D'Agostino Brian Kirby Sean Monsees Richard Skinner Clarkson University David DeGroot Francis Palmeri Clemson University Brendan Tully Colgate University Denis Brown Robert McEntee Griffin O'Shea Michael Sudano College of Charleston Max Cotton College of the Holy Cross Sean Ahern Matthew Austin Alex Clavering Robert Eslinger John Hannan Thomas Keckeisen Thomas Marra Patrick McCann Kevin McGowan Ross Pearlman Jonathan Polignani Timothy Pond Matthew Schmidt Steven Stefanak Christopher Tota Matthew Ward College of William and Mary Joseph Carnazza Stephen Dachert Matthew Johnson Columbia U.: Columbia College Michael Strandberg Cooper Union Byron Smith Cornell University Joshua Haimi Nicholas St. Fleur CUNY: Baruch College Ryan Gotterbarn CUNY: Hunter College Conor Devine Richard Salorio CUNY: Sophie Davis Medical School Andrew Curiale

Dartmouth College Alex Kamath Davidson College Alex Taylor Deerfield Academy Stephen Chmil DeSales University Zachary Davis Michael Seidel Dickinson College Robert Pavacic Drexel University Dylan Siegfried Duke University Harry Liberman James O'Neill Elon College Madison O'Connor Fairfield University Peter Colgan Peter D'Agnes Patrick Deere Matthew Hull Ryan Krebs Frank Serravalli Robert Spina John Turini Florida State University Thomas Ciavarella Fordham University Michael Archbold Nicholas Bortolussi Paul Cammarata

Sean Cantwell Francesco Codispoti John Colucci Robert Connell Michael Gamber Joseph Grieco Joseph Gucciardo Nicholas Harris Ryan Higgins Peter Madacsi Kevin Maloney Colin Manning Bernard Moore Michael Perlowitz Michael Prate John Quigg Joseph Ramos John Sullivan Michael Sutton Craig Wesoly George Washington University Joseph Cordi Michael Kaufold Michael Pinto Georgetown University Thomas Cooke Andrew Filardi Jeffrey Larocca Kevin O'Hea Charles Steinman Kyle Textor Gettysburg College Andrew Massaria Eric Schulz Eric Sieczkowski Hamilton College Patrick Kennedy Harvard University Colin Dickinson Hofstra University Brian Costello Glenn Cummins Joseph Hutter John Tuccillo Joseph Van Wie James Madison University John Byrne William Cikos Johns Hopkins University Trevor Chan William Cleary Salvatore Rizzo Patrick Wildes Sean Wildes Christopher Wilhelm Lafayette College Brian Ernenwein Lawrenceville School Patrick Cosgrove

Patrick McCallion Keith McCloat Charles O'Leary Peter Sarian Mitchell Seidler Christopher Serrano Michael Stepniewski Christopher Sullivan Justin Suss Luke Wandrusch Loyola Marymount University Patrick Murphy Manhattan College Christopher Rypl Michael Salogub Manhattanville College Jerome DeHey Marist College Steven Arning Ryan Breen Daniel Connolly Alexander Erickson Thomas Frawley Joseph Gallagher Tyler Glass Ryan Moyles Brian Shannon Alexander Ward Massachusetts Institute of Technology John DiMino Miami University: Oxford Campus in Ohio Christopher Bruno Middlebury College Carl Caputo Michael Gaffney Brendan Valdes Mount St. Mary's University Joseph Falanga John Mayberger Muhlenberg College Matthew Fitzsimons Daniel Miller Nassau Community College Joseph DiTizio Connor McDermott Kevin Rugg New York University Cory Mahoney Charles Mahoney Joseph Portela North Carolina State University Robert Altadonna Northeastern University Donald Anding Michael Gallagher Michael Iasello Vincent KennyCincotta Kyle Kriner Anthony Marmo Gregory Oprea Pace University: New York City Anthony La Rosa Pace University: Pleasantville Nicholas Angelis Christopher Bernaudo Pennsylvania State University Gerard Agosta

Brendan Cleva Jaison Kuruvilla Kevin Lavallee Matthew Morelli Adam Totter Princeton University Robert Lucas Providence College Timothy Fitzgerald Matthew Gentile Thomas Hiler Daniel Matuozzi Christopher Pedraita Brendan Reynolds Daniel Textor Quinnipiac University Matthew Colletta Christian Gold Vincent Marando Michael Romano Michael Warch Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute John Runco Rochester Institute of Technology Charles Hamparian Connor Kelly Alexandros Nicolelis James Wasniewski Roger Williams College Reid Branston Rosemont College Stephan Aguanno Sacred Heart University James D'Elia Daniel Gehrig Siena College Michael Brix Terrence Christman Matthew Meli Brian Morr Michael Smith Patrick Van Dyke Skidmore College John Paul Sullivan St. Bonaventure University Jesse Byrnes Denis Moore St. John's University Michael Anes Daniel Harrison Michael Jandovitz Christopher Oyola Joseph Renda Timothy Stevenson St. Joseph's College Patchogue Christopher Becker St. Michael's College Luke Hollwedel Michael Minasi St. Thomas Aquinas College Brian Jones Stevens Institute of Technology Michael Jacobellis Ryan Neugebauer Christopher Wallace Stonehill College P. Luke Byrnes Christian Kern SUNY A & T at Farmingdale Ryan Caine

Special awards recipients for 2009 are pictured above immediately after graduation exercises on June 7, 2009. From left to right in the front are Joseph Gallagher '09 (Angelo Ferdinando Band Award), Stephen Dachert '09 (Bro. Joseph Fox, S.M. Service Award, Albert Kozar Drama Club Award), Charles Mahoney '09 (Robert C. Wright Speech and Debate Club Award), Christopher Dooley '09 (Class Valedictorian, Joseph F. Thomas StudentAthlete Award, New York State Attorney General Triple "C" Award), Colin Hennessy '09 (Class Salutatorian, Chaminade Man of the Year Award, Nassau County Award), and Michael Kiley '09 (Frank "Boiler" Burns Student-Athlete Award). In the back row from left to right are Thomas Arning '09 (Bro. Louis Faerber, S.M. Service Award), Thomas Ciavarella '09 (Fr. Philip K. Eichner, S.M. Award, Nassau County Comptroller Achievement Award), Robert Connell '09 (Chaminade Academic Excellence Award), Alex Taylor '09 (Parish Religious Education Award, Town of Hempstead Award), Christopher Sullivan '09 (Alexander Ott Glee Club Award), and Ryan Neugebauer '09 (John R. Lenz "Semper Fidelis" Award).


Lehigh University Thomas Brent Nicholas Gambino Bryan Hehn Aldo Mazzaferro John Palmer Michael Schmidt LIU: C.W. Post Campus Michael Rinere Loyola College Michael Agresti Thomas Arning Michael Brolly Andrew Cahalan Joseph Curcio Thomas DeBuona Charles Eschmann Brian Kelley Christopher McAdam

Dads - Granddads - Both

The Sullivan family at right represented three generations of Flyers with John '81 (l.), his son Dylan '09 and Grandfather John '53. Two other alumni had grandsons in the graduating class: at left is Richard Kramps '61 with his twin grandsons Pat Wildes '09 (l.) and Sean Wildes '09. At far right are Bernie Kennedy '43 and grandson Pat '09. Some twenty alumni had sons in the Class of 2009 and most of them are pictured below.

Joe Hutter Sr. '72 and Joe Jr. '09

Steve Kaiser '09 and John '73

Don Gehrig '60 and Dan '09 John Warch '75 and Mike '09

Charlie O'Leary '09 and Jim '71 Dom Filardi '76 and Andrew '09

Mark Cassin '75 and Evan '09 Rob Gotterbarn '78 and Ryan '09

Mike Minasi '09 and Joe '75 Anthony Posillico Sr. '78 and Anthony Jr. '09

Matt Hull '09 and Brian '77 Brendan Hanley '09 and Chris '80

Matt Biagioli '09 and Pete '78 Bob Lawkins '82 and Kevin '09

Matt Herschlein '09 and Jim '79 SUNY Center at Albany Sebastian Agosti Derek Clifford Michael DeCriscio Ryan Horrmann Ryan McIntyre SUNY Center at Binghamton Christopher DeRobertis Ryan Garske Travis Rochon SUNY Center at Buffalo Timothy Brady SUNY Center at Stony Brook Andrew Campanella SUNY College at Geneseo Ryan Carroll Brendan LoPuzzo SUNY College at New Paltz Dylan Walsh SUNY College at Oswego Matthew Quigley

Mike Gaffney Jr. '09 and Mike Sr. '80 SUNY College at Purchase Tyler Pastori SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry Guy Mladinov Kellen Rice John Spitz United States Military Academy Colin Hennessy Brian Peguillan Michael Lucarelli Brian McNamara Joseph Migliore Jordan Ott Thomas Petro Stephen Semenick Brendan Sheskier Marcus Whitchett University of Maryland: College Park Michael DiGregorio Bryan Gerard University of Massachusetts: Amherst James Reardon University of Miami Scott Wetter University of Michigan Adrian Lanigan Jared Szuba Nicholas Valenti University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Alexander Hails University of Notre Dame Michael Cochran

Joe Renda '09 and Bob '82

Denis O'Leary Jr. '09 and Denis Sr. '87 Joseph LaCorte Kyle McDonald Michael Neal Elias Panagiotakis Jacob Rohrs Dylan Sullivan Virginia Military Institute Anthony Kemp Wake Forest University James Jeffrey Kurt Walas Wesleyan University Brendan Hanley Wheaton College-MA Gregory Smith Williams College Daniel DiVietri Kevin Lawkins Worcester Polytechnic Institute Robert Wolf Yale University Christopher Dooley Brendan Harrington 7

Philip Lettieri Jonathan Mandarakas Brendan O'Shea Joseph Vanderberg University of Pennsylvania Michael Kiley Michael Kozlow Thomas Leach Louis Stokum University of Rhode Island Joseph Teitz University of Richmond John Checca Daniel Connelly Robert Cosgrove Nicolas Figliozzi Gregory Lauritano John Leary Mario Lipari G. Andrew McCabe Scott Rockensies Alex Signorile Anthony Truzzolino University of Scranton Brian Anderle Paul Gentile

United States Naval Academy SUNY College of Tech- Anthony Posillico nology at Alfred C. Spencer Schwacke Ryan Duff University of John Kuehn Chicago Sean Johnson Swarthmore College Michael Van Roten Alex Sabala Daniel Spagnolo University of Cincinnati Syracuse University Andrew De Meo Marco Piscitelli Trinity College Desmond McWeeney Tufts University Samuel Ross Tulane University Matthew Boyle Joseph Tompkins United States Merchant Marine Academy Christopher Oehl University of Connecticut Andrew Rumpf University of Dayton Brendan Maelia Richard Meares University of Delaware Matthew Biagioli James Buser John Forte John Imbornoni

Michael Giammarusco Christian Jansen Stephen Kaiser James Mingrino William Moylan John O'Connell Stephen Pfail Sean Stattel University of South Carolina Ryan Esopa Thomas McKeever University of Vermont Patrick Kircher Ursinus College Brian Greene Vanderbilt University James Vessa Vassar College Vincent Marchetta Villanova University Richard Adrian Brian Boden Ryan Devlin Kevin Doherty Edward Galvin Jon Heller William King

The Distinguished Alumnus Award was presented to Denis Mullane '47 at the New York City Cocktail Party, held at NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square. Denis is pictured above l. receiving the award from Fr. James '87 and Alumni President Pat Donnelly '80. To their right is cocktail party chairman John Ryan '84. Father and Pat are also at right above with principal Bro. Joseph '78 and Chris Concannon, who had made the venue possible for the event. Also above are Dave Gildea '93 (l.) and John Fawls '74. From l.-r. at left are Joe Donovan '83, Bill Mahlan '78, Larry Mahon '78, Dan Friel '82 (Distinguished Alumnus Chairman), and Mike McCarthy '82. At right are Chris McDermott '89 (l.), Bill Scott '78 and Terry Fitzgibbon '00. From l.-r. below are Bro. Robert Lahey '65, Craig Tigh '72, Mark Sidoti FR, Ed Smith '89, Rich Treacy, '03, Jim Federlin '01, Rob Dunn '98, Mrs. Mary Oliva, Michael Giarrusso '97, Brian Kessler '97, Rich Colucci '01, Bro. Lawrence Syriac, and Matt Gidicsin '01.

Victor DiMonda '82 is the associate artistic director of The John W. Engeman Theater, Long Island 's only year- round equity theatre located in Northport, NY. The Engeman Theatre will launch its 2009-2010 season with Crazy for You for which Vic will re-stage the original broadway choreography. Michael Simons '82 has been appointed the new Dean of the Law school at St. John's University. Dave Gallagher '84 is president of Harvest Fund Raising Counsel. He and his wife Helene have two children and reside in Newtown, PA. Christopher Polimeni '84 was promoted to Senior Vice President ­ Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer at American Media, Inc. in Boca Raton, FL on January 9, 2009. American Media, Inc. is the leading publishing company in the celebrity journalism and health and fitness categories. In the past seven years, AMI has grown become the fourth largest consumer magazine publisher in the country and number two in retail magazine sales.

vices firm. He had the opportunity to testify before the US House of Representative's subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions at a hearing on the role of employers in the US health care system. Michael Mule '88 has joined Rivikin Radler as a partner in January of 2009. His areas of practice include professional liability, commercial and real estate litigation. Lawrence Saccone '90 recently took the position of construction manager for Clearwire Wireless Broadband. Brian Kaspar '91 is the registrar at Hofstra University School of Law. He lives in Patchogue, NY Last St. Patrick's Day, Amherst College played for the first time on Long Island; it was a game against Connecticut College. Another first for Amherst was that six Flyers were members of the team. From left to right they are J.T. Milone '06, Ryan Conway '08, Alex Fox '08, Tim Thornton '05, Chris Fitzpatrick '05 and Luke O'Brien '06.

with his wife Laura and two children, Colleen and Andrew. James Kraemer '91 and his wife Jackie are expecting their third child this summer. Jim is VP of Customer Experience for Aon Integramark. He resides in Merrick, NY. Jose Prince '91 began his final year of pediatric surgery fellowship at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, PA. He and his wife Tanya are expecting their third child in August, 2009. Joseph Ryan '92 in December, 2008 received the Robinson Award at Hofstra University, the highest award in the school for the best dissertation in all of the Ph.D. programs.

1985 - 1999

Robert Croke '85 was named Managing Director of Neuberger Berman in NYC. James M. Winkler '85 is the North America Practice Leader for Health Management Consulting at Hewitt Associates, a global human resources ser-

Once again Fox News' Bill O'Reilly '67 served as the keynote speaker for the Class of '10 Career Night on May 13, 2009; over thirty other alumni took part. At right are (l.-r.) Dan Landolphi '82 (medicine), Ed Ambrosino '82 (politics) and Sean Lapham '86 (sports management).

Among the other Career Night speakers were (l.-r. above) Karl Riesterer '88 (culinary arts), Chris Cava '84 (computers), Mike Duke '85 (hospital management), Rob Salvatico '90 (hotel management), Sean Hester '90 (stocks & securities), Chris Foresto '94 (medicine), Mike Kane '93 (insurance), and Matt Spero '92 (law).


Bill White '85, President of the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum is shown at left on May 21, 2009, the day of the reopening of the submarine Growler. In the photo are l.-r. Bill, US 2nd Fleet commander Adm. Melvin Williams USN, Marylou and Dick Torykian '57 (who was instrumental in originally bringing the Growler to the Intrepid Museum and is an emeritus trustee of the Intrepid Museum), and Navy submarine vet Daniel Gillcrist. At right, Bill gave Britain's Prince Harry a tour of the Intrepid on May 30, 2009 during his recent visit to New York City.

Erik Sulzbach '92 was promoted to Managing Director at JPMorgan where he works in the investment bank in Institutional Equity Sales. He lives in Manhasset with his wife Heather and son Gunnar. Anthony Corcoran '94 will be living in Pittsburgh, PA for the next two years as he completes a urologic surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Michael J. Foran '95 is a captain in the US Army, finishing his second year of a four-year oral surgery residency at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, DC. He resides in Landover, MD with his wife Megan and daughter Erin Maeve. Daniel J. Johnson '95 completed an MBA program at E.S.A.D.E. in Barcelona, Spain and is working at the university. Mark Luetzen '97 graduated from EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University and is an Aerospace Engineer with Boeing in Philadelphia, PA. Christian Lynch '97 is working as a staff assistant for the Assistant Secretary for African Affairs at the Department of State in Washington, DC. In the fall, he will leave on a three-year assignment at the US Embassy in Doha, Qatar. Keith Murtagh '97 will be finishing a threeyear residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology at New York Hospital Queens in June, 2009. He will begin a four-year residency in the Oral & Maxillifacial Surgery program at the Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in July, 2009.

Iraq with the I Corps, USA out of Fort Lewis, WA. He is working at the JNCC-I on Camp Victory. Lt. Sean Riordan '00 USN is in Baghdad working at the NEC in the International Zone. William Robesch '00 a lieutenant, is a naval aviator serving with Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 45 in North Islands, CA. Ryan Lawlor '01 graduated from St. John's University School of Law on June 7, 2009 Thomas Treacy '01 ­ has been named head of US Institutional Equity Sales for the London desk at Sidoti & Co., LLC. Daniel Giordano '02 is engaged to be married July 18, 2009 at Loyola College to Eileen Bocchicchio. Steven L. Penaro '02 graduated Fordham Law School May 17, 2009 and made the Dean's List. His article was published in the Fordham Law Review. Charles T. Botensten '03 is a licensed New York Real Estate Broker working for Platinum ProAlthough the rainy weather kept them inside, young alumni gathered for a barbecue at Mulcahy's in Wantagh, NY on May 28, 2009. At right with Bro. Peter Heiskell is John Murray '02

perites on Wall St. He specializes in buying, renting and selling luxury apartments in Manhattan. He offers advice for anyone seeking an apartment in NYC. Matthew Harrison '03 received an MBA in finance from the Hagan School of Business at Iona College and is currently working as a portfolio manager at Sovereign Bank. Stephen Sameroff '03 is a volunteer teacher in a small southern Tanzanian village. He is planning a trip to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro with eight of his health club students. Stephen will return home after a twenty-seven month commitment in December. Sean Costigan '04 graduated cum laude Providence College, R.I. in May, 2008. He is enrolled at Touro Law School in pursuit of his Juris Doctorate. Christopher Fitzpatrick '05 is Amherst's men's lacrosse senior quad-captain has been named to its 2009 All-Conference Second Team. The award marks the second consecutive season that the Lord Jeff defender has earned a spot on the Second Team.

2000 - 2007

James P. DeNunzio '00 earned the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) upon graduating from Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine on June 16, 2008. He had received his Bachelor of Science in 2004 from the University of Notre Dame. James is practicing as a dentist in the General Practice Residency program at Nassau University Medical Center and will be returning to Stony Brook University Hospital as chief resident in July 2009. David Lombardo '00 is stationed in Baghdad,

Pictured above at Mulcahy's are Nick Mormando '03 (l.) and Matt Parmiter '01. From l.-r. at left are Brendan McShane '98, John Lyons '98, Pat Reichart '01 and Al Silvestri '02.

The Nassau Bar Association in Mineola was the venue for the Alumni Businessmen's Association spring cocktail party on May 6, 2009. From l.-r. above are Bill Howe '91, John Massaro '82, Chuck Mansfield '62, Charlie Strain '69, Gus Nuzzolese '76, John Crowley '94 and Denis O'Leary '87. Below are Dan Burello '01, Joe Sellitto '89, Chris Chaffee '92, president Rob Salvatico '90, alumni president Pat Donnelly '80, Brian O'Sullivan '87, and Gary Limoncelli '81.

Craig Losi '05 is a cadet in his "sea year" at the Merchant Marine Academy and sailed on three cargo ships that visited fourteen countries. One voyage was aboard the Alliance New York from April to July last year when it carried military vehicles to the Persian Gulf to supply American and Iraqi forces. Clinton Robins '05 was commissioned as 2nd lieutenant in the U.S. Army on May 18, 2009. He graduated with honors from Lehigh University on June 27, 2009. In a military wedding Clinton, will wed Barbara Massafro at Belvoir Chapel at Fort Belvoir, VA. Joseph Gambino '06 is attending Georgetown University in the School of Foreign Service. He has been accepted into Georgetown Univerisity School of Law. Joseph Maddalone '07 was named to Long Island 's Top 30 Under 30 Young Professionals by the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce. The award ceremony was held at the Huntington Hilton on March 30, 2009.


Bryan Claire '97 and Elizabeth - Thomas David - October 27, 2008. David DePaolo '94 and Elizabeth - John Carlson - December 30, 2008. 9

Gerald Donaghy '98 and Janice - Cian James March 24, 2009. Michael J. Foran '95 and Megan - Erin Maeve - February 7, 2009. Michael A. Johnson '89 and Melissa - Liliana Adela ­ April 15, 2009. Fredrick C. Johnson '90 and Melissa - Javier Miguel ­ February 14, 2009. Thomas J. Healy '91 and Anne - James Edward - March 12, 2009. Matthew Kaplan '97 and Rosa - Luca Philip March 4, 2009. Brendan McCarthy '01 and Celeste - Mia Marino - August 17, 2007. Sean P. Mahoney '95 and Maresa - Julianna Grace - March 31, 2009. Matthew Mohan '95 and Kimberly - Genevieve Frances - March 20, 2009. Timothy O'Brien '98 and Jessica - Brooke Ann - June 4, 2009. Andrew Rossi '96 and Veronica - Maia - February 8, 2009. Peter Stris '93 and Radha - Kavi - May 25, 2009. Anthony Valenti '98 and Christine - Anthony Joseph - April 27, 2009

William Robesch '00 and Colleen Oates - October 25, 2008.


Angela Allen - mother of John '07 - June 11, 2009. Cirilo Ardison - grandfather of Gregory Gardner '03 - April 3, 2009. Ruth Brown - grandmother of Samuel '11 May, 2009. Margaret Browne - grandmother of Connor Meehan '08 and Dylan Meehan '12 - March 6, 2009. Thomas Bryant - grandfather of Taylor Conti '11 - April 12, 2009. Frances Buonincontri - grandmother of Andrew '11 - March, 2009. Kenneth Caulfield '40 - grandfather of Brian '08 and Shaun '11 - May 23, 2009. Dorothy Conlin - mother of Bruce '55 - February 21, 2009. Walter Cook - grandfather of Thomas DeBuona '09 - March 31, 2009. Donald Corcoran - grandfather of Kevin Daley '11 - March 25, 2009. Fannie Cuccurullo - great-grandmother of John J. Mannix '03 - March 12, 2009. Fredrick C. Fagan '57 - December 27, 2008. Deborah Faller - wife of Robert '68, and mother of Timothy '99 - May 6, 2009 Joanne Ferrara - grandmother of Anthony '08 and James '12 - March 5, 2009 John Fulgieri - grandfather of Thomas '00 ­ December 31, 2008. Ludwig Galzerano - grandfather of Michael '10 - March 27, 2009. Aurelio Gentile - grandfather of Michael '07 and Matthew '09 - April 21, 2009. The Alumni Philadelphia Chapter, under president Bill Walsh '75 (shown at r. with assistant coach John Puvogel '88) hosted the Crew Team, their families and local alumni on May 15, 2009 during the Stotesbury Regatta. It was at the Philly Downtown Marriott where Bill is general Manager. With Fr. James above are Ann and Pete Sidoti '75 and Jim McErlean '67. Below are Greg Saporita '02, Alison Hiser and Kevin Maher '00. At r., two dads cooking during the regatta were Steve Checca and Joe Schiliro.


Anthony Corcoran '94 and Milessa Liberto May 23, 2009. Fernando DaSilva Jr. '96 and Maria Friszell December 6, 2008. Robert Kutch '95 and Laura Jane Kilpatrick October 18, 2008. Mark Luetzen '97 and Christine Pili - November, 2006. Andrew Monteleone '91 and Tracey Beth Lambert - April 26, 2009.

25 Years Since Graduation

The Class of 1984's 25th Reunion was held at CHS on May 9, 2009 with Mass in the chapel, a tour of the school and cocktails and dinner in the AAC. From l.-r. above are Jeanine and Chris Polimeni, Fr. Ernest Lorfanfant '55, Theresa and Charlie Givens, Heather and Luis Martinez, Bill Carriero '69, and Anthony and Elizabeth Bennett.

Seated at the table above are (from left to right) Doug Fanning, Scott and Lauren Feryo, and Christina and John Fischer. Below are Matt McFarland and Tom McGarry.

From left to right above are Paul Loumeau, Vinnie Carraciolo, Mike Egan (who traveled all the way from Europe to attend the reunion), Jim Drogalis, and Kevin Saville. Below are Phil Landolphi (l.) and Pat Gardner.

Chairmen of the reunion are shown above as they presented Fr. James with a class gift to the Torch Fund of $47,000. From left to right are John Ryan, Dave Vachris, Frank O'Connor, Fr. James '87, and John Callinan.


The following unsolicited testimonial was sent with a Torch gift in March, 2009.

The Speech and Debate Club Convocation on June 5, 2009 included both alumni and current students. Above (l.-r.) are Bro. George Zehnle, chairman Jim Mercadante '79, and Bro. John McGrory '84. Justin Maloney '11 (below l.) presented one of his winning speeches, while the guest speaker for the evening was NYS Assemblyman Thomas McKevitt (below r.)

Hello, Chaminade High School, Enclosed is my monthly contribution. While considering whether or not I could afford to send it, my thoughts drifted back to the golden days of attending Chaminade. My oh my, what days they were and to this day continue to be the best years of my life! No one but me can fully appreciate what Chaminade enabled me to become and accomplish. No lengthy details, but all I can say is, "Thank you dear Lord." I should not say education aside, but the counseling the Brothers gave me, both physical and mental, was priceless. I think often of Bro. Gerald Morris in particular. His counseling in my senior year changed my life's direction literally. It is all the above experiences that encourage me in these difficult times to continue to support Chaminade H.S. Yours truly, Henry A. Kirshe '51

keep the TORCH burning ... eternally

Consider remembering Chaminade in your will or trust. Gift planning benefits you today and Chaminade forever.

June's Sports Reunions will be featured in the August issue of the Chaminade News.

Alumni Association

Coming Events

Friday, August 7, 2009 Class of 2009 Yearbook Distribution Barbecue Saturday, September 19, 2009 Football Reunion, Retirement of Coach Bill Basel '58, & Combined Class Reunions for the Classes of '34, '39, '44, '49, '54, '64, '69, '74, '79, '89, '94, '99, & '04. October 1-4, 2009 50th Reunion of the Class of 1959 Please send us your email address. We are gradually converting as many event notification mailings as possible to email .

The Wall St. Association's spring cocktail party was held at Harbour Lights at the South St. Seaport on June 3, 2009. At l. above Wall St. president Dave Gildea '93 (center) is shown with Rob Phillips '87 (l.) and Stan Kules '80. Above center are Brian Frumberg '01 (l.) and Rob Thorne '01. Fr. James '87 is at r. above with the Witzenbockers, Doug '07 (l.) and John '02. At right with Principal Bro. Joseph '78 are CB Ciullo '01 and Chris Neamonitis '01. From left to right below are Mike Kane '93, Marc Tortora '93, Brendan Kenny '93, Jim Minardi '69, Andres Rubert '98, Dean of Students Bro. Thomas Cleary '81, Assistant Principal Sal Trentacoste and Jim Janowski '04.

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Alumnus: If you have news about your family or your job, please let us know. If you are moving, please let us know your new address. Parents: If your son no longer maintains a permanent residence at your home, please send us his new address. We would like to keep both parents and sons in touch with Chaminade. Please check below to continue receiving the Chaminade News. Please keep me on the mailing list. My son's new address is listed to the right. Name Chaminade Fax (516) 742-1989

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Phyllis Gitto - grandmother of Bryan '10 April 25, 2009. Joseph Victor Golon - grandfather of David '08 and Christopher '08 - April 5, 2009. William J. Gregory '57 - January 29, 2009. Margaret Hayden - grandmother of Brendan Cleva '09 - May 10, 2009 Robert Hegermiller - father of Robert '08, uncle of David '06 and Gilbert '11 ­ April 21, 2009. William Hogerty '65 - brother of Daniel '71 September 7, 2008. Bridget Ann Joyce - mother of Thomas '89, James '92 and Brian '94 - May 4, 2009. Elizabeth Cavanagh Kelly - mother of Dennis '61 and grandmother of Michael Henning '02 April 30, 2009. Karen Krug - mother of James '87 - June 2, 2009. Robert Landhauser - grandfather of Robert '11 - May 3, 2009. Marie Lawless - grandmother of Gregory Dunn '11 - April 25, 2009. Paul Leparik '81 - brother of Frank '79 - April 2, 2009 Grace Liantonio - grandmother of Timothy Morgenstern '03, aunt of Frank '66 and Michael Braito '82 (Former CHS Cafeteria Staff for twentynine years - January, 2009. Maria Liriano - grandmother of Aaron Fernandez '12 - March 18, 2009. Kerry Lynch '55 - brother of Dennis '59 - May 23, 2009. Harold Lupola - grandfather of Michael '10 May 24, 2009. Elizabeth Mahlan - mother of Charles '77 and Steven '79, aunt of William '78, Michael '83, Thomas Raab '86 and Daniel '90 - April 1, 2009. Frances Maher - mother of Peter '86 and grandmother of Colin Sauvigne '10 - May 11, 2009. Richard Marquardt - father of Eugene '88 and William '93 - April 17, 2009. Donald J. McDonough, Jr. '63 - brother of Francis '68 - May 19, 2009. Philip A. Mills, Sr. - father of Deacon Philip Mills '76 - April 18, 2009.

Thomas Pojero - grandfather of Thomas '07 and Daniel '10 - March 6, 2009. Joseph A. Pufahl - father of John '63, Joseph '65 and Robert '68 - March 14, 2009. Patricia Rogers - mother of Richard '81 - May 11, 2009. William Ryan '42 - father of Willaim '79 and Paul '80, brother of Joseph '45 and Thomas '47 May 27, 2009. Brian Saloy '92 - son of Stephen '61 - April 24, 2009. Roseanne Samida - grandmother of Taylor Conti '11 - May 5, 2009. Helen Scherer - grandmother of Thomas Hiler '09 and Neil Hiler '12 - May 6, 2009. Eugene Sidoti - father of Peter '75 and grandfather of Gregory '06 and Philip '10 - June 9, 2009.

Filipo Simone - grandfather of William Romeo '12 - April 5, 2009. Kevin Smyth - grandfather of Michael Boyce '12 ­ March 15, 2009. Lilian Snyder - great-grandmother of Steven DiDominica '10 - March 29, 2009. Pasquale A. Solomita - great-grandfather of Mark Vecchione '12 - May 12, 2009. Emma Stoeger - great-grandmother of William Slattery '11 - March 30, 2009. Elizabeth Ann Thornhill - mother of Gary '75 and Glenn '86 - August, 2008. Linette Vitellaro - grandmother of Fredrick Cucciniello '11 - May 5, 2009. Belle Williams - grandmother of Amani Williams-Harris '12 - May 16, 2009.

The Alumni Law Enforcement Association held a barbecue in the courtyard on June 19, 2009 with (at l.) Matt Travaglia '89 (l.) and president Tom Ruhle '89 as "chefs." Above center is Bro. Peter Heiskell '86 with the Mays ­ Pat, John and Ryan '10. At r. above, John LaSala P'10 (l.) (with his son Mike '10) displays equipment of the Nassau SWAT Team for Pat O'Hanlon '57, including the "Tank" (below) Nassau's new armored vehicle. Below r. with Bro. Joseph '78 are Elizabeth and Phil Marchello '90. At left are four of the Savilles, Kevin '84, Robert '87, Mike FR, and Tom '55.

Marianist Superior General Fr. Manuel Cortes, S.M. and Assistant for Temporalities Bro. Edward Violett, S.M. visited the Province of Meribah from April 28 to May 4, 2009. They are pictured above with Provincial Bro. Thomas Cleary '81 and Assistant Provincial Fr. Garrett Long '62 on May 4, when they attended a Sodality prayer service. Below, Fr. Manuel addressed the sodalists during the prayer service.

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