VOLUME V NUMBER 3
Celebrates the Class of 2008
The class of 2008 has been accepted at ... Auburn UniversityCanisius College • Carnegie Mellon University
State University •
• Babson College • Baruch College • Buffalo
• Cheney State College • Colgate University • Cornell University • Dominican College • Drexel University • Duke University • Fairfield
University • Florida International University • Fordham University • Hampton University • Hobart & William Smith College • Hofstra
University • Hood College • Iona College • Ithaca College • John Jay University • Johnson & Wales University • LaSalle University • Lehman
College • Long Island University • Manhattan College • Mercy College • New York University • Northeastern University • Pace University
Penn State University • Pratt Institute • St. Peter’s College • Seton Hall University • South Carolina State University • St. John’s
University • Stony Brook University • SUNY Albany • SUNY Binghamton • SUNY Oneonta • Syracuse University • Temple University
Trinity College • The College of Mount Saint Vincent • University of Buffalo • University of Delaware • University of Hartford • University
of Maimi • University of Pennsylvania • Utica College • Virginia State University • West Virginia University
CongraTulaTions Class of 2008
from the pastor
Dear Alums & Friends of St. Raymond 30 in the church with their families and the Congratulations to the following faculty and staff
High School for Boys, next day proudly walked down the aisle of members as we mark their milestone years of service:
Being a part of a school community the auditorium to receive their diplomas—
Ms. Michelle Genna 5 years
is always exciting and life-giving --- it a day filled once again with excitement and
Mr. Matthew McLaughlin 5 years
keeps you young! This year has been life.
Br. Robert Deary, F.S.C. 5 years
an exciting year here at the campus Our enrollment in freshman year for
in Parkchester and we continue to September is well over the 200 mark—an Mr. Christopher Corvi ‘90 10 years
thank God and you for your support achievement not seen in recent years. Mr. John Cummings ‘78 10 years
and genuine interest. Brother Daniel Gardner, F.S.C. has been Ms. Cynthia McDonald 10 years
As always, we are determined to tireless in visiting the local elementary Ms. Jeanine valentino 10 years
provide a program of religious educa- schools telling the story of St. Raymond Ms. virginia Meller 15 years
tion and academic excellence for our 725 students. This High School for Boys and his efforts are bearing good Mr. Robert Heckmann 25 years
year we continued to celebrate our Masses in the parish fruit!
church, direct each year in a day of prayer and retreat and We are sad to announce but proud to say that Father And, THANK YOU to all St. Raymond faculty and staff
expand our program of community service and volun- James Cruz ‘83, our chaplain for the past three years, has for your hard work throughout the year.
teer hours. St John Baptist De LaSalle is certainly smil- been named administrator of the parish of St. John vian- Mr. Benjamin Aguirre ‘97
ing upon us and nodding his head in appreciation and ney on Castle Hill Avenue by Cardinal egan. It is sad he Mr. Moses Alabi
agreement. leaves us but we are proud because he is a wonderful ex-
Mr. Oliver Antigua ‘93
During the recent papal visit, our own Pasquale Mag- ample of the best of our school.
Mr. Mario Astarita
neri ‘08 met and presented gifts to Pope Benedict. On Thursday, May 15, the Brothers’ Community re-
Our Development Program continues to grow and newed their vows at Mass once again promising and Mrs. Jennifer Barry
grow under the direction of Mr. William Hanson. This pledging their dedication and devotion to the Christian Mr. Charles Brown
year we were able to celebrate our inaugural De LaSalle education of our students and ‘rumor’ has it that we will Mrs. evelyn Cabuhat
Leadership Award Dinner at the Cornell Club in mid- be welcoming another Brother to St. Raymond in the fall, Mrs. Judith Carew
town Manhattan— a touch of class was added and the now a Brothers’ Community of eight religious men. Ms. edita Chico
four honorees Mr. John Barker ’76, Mr. James Duncan Again, thank you, thank you, thank you and plan to Fr. James Cruz ‘83
’65, Mr. Harry Hohn and Mr. Philip Walsh, were indeed visit the parish and the school on Sunday, October 19 Mr. Michael Dani
pleased with the evening’s program—including the mu- when we celebrate OPEN HOUSE with Mass at 12 noon
Mr. Marc DeLuca
sic at the cocktail hour provided by one of our students followed by guided tours with our students. Bring your
Ms. Lerma Dubalan
on the violin. Watch for Diomedes Saraza ‘09, he could family to see the family of St. Raymond 2008. St. John
easily make it to Carnegie Hall! Baptist De LaSalle, pray for us! Live Jesus in our hearts, Mr. Richard Duncan ‘68
We congratulate the 174 graduates of the school who forever! Ms. Roseanne Fleischman
came together for the Graduation Mass on Friday, May Mr. Jimmy Foss ‘93
Sincerely, Br. Richard Galvin, F.S.C. ‘82
Mr. Gilberto Gonzalez
Dr. Stanley Gruber
Monsignor John Graham, Pastor Mr. Raymond Guzman
Mr. William Hanson
from the principal Mrs. Ann Marie Lopena
Mr. Jorge Lopez
prospective students. The grand generos- Br. Les Luker, F.S.C.
Dear Alumni & Friends,
Greetings from St. Raymond High ity is made possible through the proceeds Mrs. Adoracion Macalintal
School for Boys! It is my privilege to gained at the annual Golf Outing. We look Mr. Raphael Martinez
write to you on the occasion of the forward to seeing you all there on Monday, Mr. Michael McCauley
annual graduation issue of the RAven September 29 at the Connecticut Golf Club. Mr. edward Mouzon ‘82
which honors our 45th graduating Many thanks for helping to make St. Ray- Mrs. Colleen Mullane
class. The Class of 2008 has given us mond such a great school. Mr. John Musto
much of which to be proud. With a We offer our highest congratulations to Mr. Mrs. Maureen naughton
99% college acceptance rate, over John Barker, ’78, Mr. James Duncan, ’65,
Mr. Michael norelli
$5,000,000 in academic and athletic Mr. Harry Hohn, and Mr. Philip Walsh on
receiving De LaSalle Leadership Awards Mr. John O’Brien
scholarships, and after having per-
formed over 8,000 hours this year of this past April. These gentlemen have the Mr. Angel Ojeda
community service, these 174 young men have certainly true spirit of St. John Baptist De LaSalle in their hearts, and Mr. Ronald Patnosh
earned themselves a place in the honored tradition of St. their exemplary support of our school programs and phi- Mrs. nancy Perez
Raymond High School for Boys. I would like to take this losophy is most appreciated. I personally look forward to Mr. John Pinelli
opportunity to congratulate them on all of their collective seeing you all at the next dinner in April of 2009. Mr. John Poli ‘73
and individual achievements and officially welcome them The school received official notification that we were Mr. Christopher Ramos
into the Alumni Association. Good luck in the future! re-accredited by the Middle States Association. This Br. vincent Reese, F.S.C.
It would also be important to congratulate the classes re-accreditation acknowledged the success of our spiri-
Ms. Brandy Roseman
of 1973, 1978 and 1982 on their recent anniversaries of tual, academic and extra-curricular programs here at St.
Raymond and affirmed that our future goals and objec- Mr. Jose Rubio
graduation. each of these classes held successful class
reunions this year. Many thanks to Mr. Jimmy Foss, ’93, tives were in line with educational standards. We are most Mrs. Christine Schmidt
Alumni Coordinator, for his work with these classes to grateful to Mrs. Virginia Meller, internal coordinator, our Mr. Gregory Scott ‘72
prepare such wonderful events. Many of the alums had administration, faculty, and Parents’ Association for mak- Mr. Andrew Sedia
not seen their classmates since their own graduation ing this re-accreditation such a smooth project. Mrs. Phyllis Sobieralski
days, so they certainly were joyous reunions! Please con- Many great things are happening at St. Raymond these Mr. Thomas Stewart
tact the Advancement Office if you and your classmates days. We invite you to stop by your ‘old’ home on St. Ray- Mr. Jimmie Sturgis
would like to organize a reunion. mond Avenue and visit. enjoy a blessed summer. Mr. John Sudol
The Alumni Association has continued its generous Mr. Javier Urena
giving to enhance the educational nature of the school. Sincerely,
Mrs. Maria vega
Besides the very important Dr. Nicholas Daniello,’66
Memorial Scholarships that they support, the group Mr. Rene vega
has purchased a new video messaging system for the Br. Daniel Gardner, F.S.C. , Principal Ms. Jennifer Walford
school lobby and funded our new promotional video for Mr. James Winkle ‘82
Mr. Peter Wirchansky
THe Magazine of ST. RayMond
Director of Publications
Mr. Bill Hanson, Director of Advancement
Design/Edit & Production Elizabeth Parker
HigH ScHool foR BoyS
Volume 3 • number 3 Photography by Davis Studios
Volume 5 • number 3 • Summer 2008
Contributing Writer Ms. Amy Voll
Saint Raymond Parish • archdiocese of new york
RAVEN Magazine is published by St. Raymond
Monsignor John graham Parish Pastor
High School for Boys for alumni, parents,
Br. daniel gardner, f.S.c. Principal
friends and the St. Raymond community.
Mrs. Judith carew Assoc. Principal for Academics
Mr. andrew Sedia Assoc. Principal for Student Life Spread the word:
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Mr. Michael norelli Assist. Principal for alumni interested in learning more about St. Bill Hanson, director of advancement,
Information Services Raymond High School for Boys. at 2151 St. Raymond avenue, Bronx, ny 10462.
CongraTulaTions Class of 2008
Students visit Spain
Students visit Alcazar Castle, an outdoor market and the Port of Barcelona.
local fare. While in Madrid, the students took in the sights
of the Royal Palace, the Museo de Jamon (Museum of
Ham), the Church of St. Lawrence, the valley of the Fallen,
Alcazar Castle and the streets of Segovia (typical small
town). The group from there enjoyed the art, architec-
ture, sounds and cathedrals from Segovia to Barcelona.
Accompanied by chaperones Ms. Michelle Genna and The students then traveled to Barcelona and visited As Celestino Concepcion ’08 put it, “We had a won-
Ms. Christine Schmidt, St. Raymond students enjoyed an outdoor market at Mercado de la Boqueria, the port derful experience, learned a great deal of Spanish culture
an enriching week in Spain this past easter vacation. of Barcelona, several cathedrals and a historical Spanish from what we saw and from our tour director, and met
The experience began with Palm Sunday Mass at the village. The visit to Barcelona ended with a stop for a pan- some really cool people.”
Almudena Cathedral in Madrid, followed by a tasting of oramic view of Barcelona from Montajuic Hill.
St. Raymond High School for Boys Library Project Foundation for the national Capital Region. Since its
continues as we announce a newly formed partner- inception, the Laura Bush Foundation has awarded
ship with the prestigious and highly selective Laura more than 5.4 million dollars to 1,087 schools in all 50
THE LAURA BUSH Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries. In April
St. Raymond was chosen as one of 190 schools (out of
states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the
U.S. virgin Islands. More can be learned about the Lau-
FOUNDATION FOR tens of thousands of applicants) to receive grant mon- ra Bush Foundation at www.laurabushfoundation.org.
ies to expand, update and diversify the library’s book The school is very thankful to the Laura Bush Foun-
AMERICA’S LIBRARIES collections and research facilities. dation, its good friends at the Gilder Foundation and
The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Librar- the St. Raymond Alumni Association for promoting
ies was founded in 2002 as a fund of The Community excellence in education.
Sponsoring Today’s Sylvester Inda St. Raymond
ravens runs to St. Peter’s College Students
St Raymond High to be FBI interns
School is proud to an-
nounce that Sylvester
Inda ’08 has signed a na-
tional letter of intent to
run track at Saint Peter’s
College of new Jersey.
Sylvester becomes the
first track athlete at St.
Raymond in five years to
earn a full, Division I ath-
letic scholarship in track.
Originally from Kenya,
Sylvester and his fam-
Mr. Jason Curran (pictured above, right with Justin Alston ily live in the Bronx. Also a star on the school’s soccer
‘08) chooses to support St. Raymond by participating in team, Sylvester has been a standout student-athlete at
the Student Sponsors Partnership (SSP). Mr. Curran has St. Raymond. After being recruited by La Salle University, Pictured above (from left to right) are Luis Castillo ‘09,
a particular fondness for St. Raymond; his mother was a University of Hartford, and Adelphi, Sylvester chose Saint George Espinal ‘09 and Gilbert Nunez ‘09. These St.
St. Raymond parishioner when she was young. “Seeing Peter’s for its academic and athletic programs. “I wanted Raymond students were chosen from thousands of ap-
Justin graduate is truly one of the proudest moments I to major in Psychology and felt most comfortable at Saint plicants to intern with the FBI this summer. Twelve stu-
have had.” St. Raymond is equally proud and very grateful Peter’s,” he stated. Coach Matt Williams ‘03 says that, dents, including Luis, George and Gilbert, come from new
to have partners in education like Mr. Curran.” “Sylvester maintains a great attitude and the type of work York State.
ethic that will continue to pay off at the college level.”
Above: Sylvester Inda ‘08 (left) is pictured with coach Matt Williams ‘03.
Yesterday’s Christmas Assembly
to today’s International Night
Do you remember the great nights of the Christmas Following the dinner, the crowd was able to witness
Assemblies of the ‘70s and ‘80s? Think of how the per- the vast talents of current Ravens. There were no spoofs
formers prepared to entertain and poke some fun as about the dreaded “Wall,” or impersonations of Br. An-
well. Today’s students have not lost that school spirit, and drew or Mr. Palisi, as in days past. Instead, now the stu-
the tradition carries on during the annual International dents compete in “Raven Idol.” After the display of the
Night. skillful musicians and singers, the judges voted Moham-
On April 11, more than 200 students, parents and fac- med Sidique ’10 as this year’s Raven Idol.
ulty were on hand to share cultural cuisine from around The names change at St. Raymond as the years go by,
the world. but the same spirit is alive!
Career day 2008
Career Day 2008 was a great success thanks to ten Romano ‘68, Mr. Larry Cioffi ‘77, Mr. Joe Martines This year’s Career Day drew the largest turnout from
speakers who spent a day at St. Raymond sharing their ‘77, Judge Eugene Oliver, Mr. Lester Rodriguez, Mr. alumni in many years. We hope to continue to build on
work and life experiences with today’s young Ravens. Wendell Cruz ‘87, Mr. Fran O’Connell ‘77, Ms. Celeste this for future Career Days.
St. Raymond is grateful to all the speakers who par- Hodges, and Mr. Luigi Muccitelli ‘89 for their time and
ticipated. Thank you to Mr. John Corcoran ‘78, Mr. Lou efforts.
2CongraTulaTions Class of 2008
The faculty and administration of St. Raymond
proudly recognize two fine members of the Class of
2008. Jesus Ramos, Valedictorian, and Luis Mon-
cion, Salutatorian have demonstrated excellence in
education for four years. The entire St. Raymond com-
munity congratulates Jesus, Luis and their families on
their achievement and promising futures.
Jesus Ramos proved
to be a well-rounded, in-
volved student through-
out his time at St. Ray-
mond. In addition to
being an honor student
with a 98% average, Jesus
served as the President of
the national Honor Soci-
ety, played varsity Baseball
and was treasurer of the
Student Council. Jesus
will begin his dream of
becoming a doctor by at-
tending Marist College on an academic scholarship.
An honor student for
four years at St. Raymond,
Luis Moncion capped off
his senior year by scoring
the highest mark of the
class on the SAT. Luis ex-
celled in the classroom,
as seen in the successful
completion of several Ad-
vanced Placement class-
es. Additionally, Luis was
a member of the national
Honor Society, the Math
Team, served the school
as a Math Tutor, and was the vice President of the Stu-
dent Council. Luis will be continuing his studies on an
academic scholarship at new York University.
Cedric Bolden • The emily McDonough Perseverance
in Studies Award; Christopher Colon • The new York
City Comptroller Achievement Award; Christopher
Feliciano • The new York State Department of educa-
tion Academic excellence Award, The new York State
Attorney General’s Triple “C” Award, The Br. Raymond
Meagher Perfect Attendance Award; Julio Gomez •
The new York State Department of education Academ-
ic excellence Award; Markes Gonzalez • The new York
State Department of education Academic excellence
Award, The eileen C. Picco Memorial Award for Business
education; Pasquale Magneri • The Lasallian Service
to School and Community Award, The Br. Rene Colla-
do, F.S.C. Memorial Italian Award, The Anthony Iurilli ’86
Perseverance in Studies Award, The Br. eugene O’Gara,
F.S.C. Memorial Award for Religion, The Mario DiStefa-
no Perfect Attendance Award; Stephan Maldonado
• The St. Raymond Faculty Commitment to excellence
Award; Andrew Martinez • The Pete L. Schaut Memo-
rial Commitment to Studies and School-Life Award,
The Br. George Burke, F.S.C. Memorial english Award;
Emmanuel Martinez • The Br. Bernard Quigley, F.S.C.
Memorial Computer Science Award; Shayne McKay
• The new York City Comptroller Achievement Award;
Andy Moncion • The John F. Palisi Good Citizenship
Award; Luis Moncion • The Rev. Msgr. John Graham
Class Salutatorian Award, The Br. Martin Schmidt, F.S.C.
Memorial Founder’s Award for Academic excellence,
The new York State Department of education Aca-
demic excellence Award, The new York State Attorney
General’s Triple “C” Award; Jose Mota • The Mercedes
Belak Spanish Award; Michael Oleaga • The Anne
O’Keefe Campus Ministry Award; Randall Pharr • The
De LaSalle Strength of Character Award; Brian Qui-
nones • The President’s volunteer Service Award; Jason
Raghunandan • The Joan O’Connell Dixon Memorial
excellence in Studies Award; Jesus Ramos • The Br.
Frank Byrne, F.S.C. Class valedictorian Award, The Br.
Andrew O’Gara, F.S.C. General excellence Award, The
new York State Department of education Academic
excellence Award, The new York State Comptroller
Achievement Award, The Br. Cajetan Rock, F.S.C. Me-
morial Science Award; Justin Reyes • The new York
State Department of education Academic excellence
Award, The viola and John Doyle Memorial Mathemat-
ics Award, The Kathleen Fahey Occupational education
Award; Joseph Roman • The St. Raymond Alumni As-
sociation’s Joseph McCormack Memorial School Spirit
Award; Carlos Romero • The Br. Christopher Foley, F.S.C.
Art Award; Emmanuel Tejada • The Br. Daniel Brenner,
F.S.C. Perfect Attendance Award; Andrew Torres • The
Br. Henry Cullen, F.S.C. Memorial Social Studies Award.
CongraTulaTions Class of 2008
Class of 2008
advancement & alumni news
from the Advancement Director
Dear Alumni & Friends, You are all encouraged to attend a Raven Road Trip more. every one of our young men benefits from your
It has been amazing stop, your upcoming Class Reunion, or both. Your fond- generosity.
the growth I have wit- ness and zeal for the school are what make these hap- Please mark your calendars for September 29. The
nessed in my more than penings unique and entertaining. There are St. Raymond Alumni Association Golf Outing is the school’s largest
two years here at St. Ray- events and excitement for each of you during every sea- fund raiser each year. If you are not a golfer, or are un-
mond. Recently I spoke son of the year. It is clear that the future of St. Raymond able to join us that day, please consider a sponsorship on
with Br. Andrew O’Gara, High School for Boys is secured thanks to your involve- behalf of your family or company.
F.S.C. and he stated, “My ment. It is not too late to make your gift this year, which Your lasting commitment to the virtues and mission
thirteen years at St. Ray- ends on July 31. Please help us increase our record set- of Lasallian education are truly what makes St. Raymond
mond were the best years ting Raven Fund by visiting http://straymondhighschool. High School for Boys something special in the Bronx. We
of my life.” I can see why org/pages/advancement/alumni.html and clicking on thank you for that.
he would say that. ‘Invest Online.’
Your generosity has taken St. Raymond to new heights This year thanks to your gifts we were able to provide All the best,
in the 2007-08 school year. There is more alumni partici- much needed financial aid, upgrade technology and the
pation than ever before, and we have heard from or met aesthetic value of the school, as well as enhance valuable
members of every graduating class. resource centers, SAT preparation programs, and much Bill Hanson, Director of Advancement
class of ‘73 reunion
On Saturday, June 7 the Class of ‘73 gathered for their
35th reunion. The evening was attended by more than
40 alums and faculty, both current and former. Special
thanks to Mr. Barney Ryan who has dutifully remained
as class coordinator. He worked with Mr. Jimmy Foss ‘93
to put the great evening together. Faculty who attend-
ed included Mrs. Mercedes Belak, Br. Daniel Gardner,
F.S.C., Mr. John Palisi, Mr. Ron Patnosh and Mr. Tom
The enthusiastic group shared memories, had a couple
of contests, reconnected, and even set aside time to re-
member those no longer with us.
class of ‘78 reunion
The Class of 1978 celebrated their 30th reunion on
Saturday, May 31 at the Harbor Restaurant in City Island.
Classmates from across the country came to reminisce
about their days at St. Raymond and to share where their
lives have taken them since. Br. Daniel Gardner, F.S.C.,
Mr. Ron Patnosh and Mr. John Palisi joined the group.
The alums did not skip a beat from the old days in the
Bronx. Special thanks to Mr. Jimmy Foss ’93 for coordi-
nating the event. There is one question for all of you to
answer —who is dressed in the gorilla suit on page
153 in the ’78 yearbook? If you know the answer please
email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Savethe Date St. Raymond High School 12th
Annual Alumni Association
Monday, September 29, 2008 Golf Outing
For more information
and details for sponsorship
opportunities, please contact Bill Hanson at
718.824.5050, x105 or COnneCtiCut GOlf Club
email at email@example.com. easton, connecticut
Bid for a piece of History Bid NOW for your chance to be a part of history. Four tickets to the
New York Yankees final regular season game at Yankee Stadi-
um, Sunday, September 21, 2008 vs. the Baltimore Orioles are
Email your BID PLEDGE to Bill Hanson at
Final Regular Season Game visit http://www.straymondhighschool.org/alumniblog/?cat=10
each Friday to check the highest bid.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
vs. Baltimore Orioles Bidding will start at $500.00 for two tickets OR $1,000 for all four outfield—
field level seats. Bidding will close on September 8, 2008.
OTHeR FeATUReD LIve AUCTIOn ITeMS AT THIS YeAR’S GOLF OUTInG WILL InCLUDe:
• a weekend stay in Durham, north Carolina with rounds • 50 yard line New York Giants tickets • set of irons
of golf at Pinehurst & Old Chatham Golf Club • deep sea fishing trip • boutique wine package
• golf at Winged Foot • Carnegie Hall tickets • sports memorabilia
De LaSalle Leadership Dinner
‘70 Robert Toner writes in to say, “Hello to my class-
Thursday, April 17, 2008 • The Cornell Club mates,” from Plymouth, MA.
Honoring Mr. John Barker ‘76, Mr. James Duncan ‘65, Mr. Harry Hohn ‘74 Michael Macagnone currently works as the Direc-
& Mr. Philip Walsh tor of Compliance for Personal Touch Home Care. Married
for 26 years to Susan Carnival, a St. Raymond Academy
graduate, they are most proud of their son Michael.
Dr. Anthony Troitino writes in from Clifton Park, nY.
2. ‘78 James Noonan retired in 1998 from the U.S. Coast
Guard and currently works as a network Architect for Cal-
ifornia State University, Long Beach. Living in Santa Rosa,
CA, he continues to play ice hockey.
‘81 Tim Kimmel and wife Marjorie, married for 20 years,
live in Greenlawn, nY with their two children, T.J. and Kerry.
‘84 Dante Scarazzini resides in Monroe, nY with his
wife Tracy and their two sons. A graduate of Iona College,
he is now a Lieutenant on the nYPD.
‘89 Gregory Clarke is a Social Studies teacher in the
Bronx. He and wife Lorraine reside in Yonkers.
‘90 Ralph Colon is a new York State Real estate Ap-
praiser and Broker. He is the owner of Fast Appraisals, Inc.
and has been married to wife Lorraine since 1998. They
have three daughters and live in nassau County.
‘92 Phil Prudenti has been married to his high school
sweetheart AnnMarie for seven years. They live in Carmel,
nY with their two daughters, Daniella and Gabriella. Phil
3. works in compliance for a hedge fund.
‘96 Lucas Cadiz is a graduate of the University of Mi-
ami. He is a project manager for IBM and lives in Tampa,
4. FL with his wife Oneith.
‘97 Harold Parrales, a Fordham University graduate,
is married to wife Paola and is currently an Academic Ad-
visor for Zoni Language Centers.
‘99 Richard Roman is a graduate of virginia State Uni-
versity and a Counselor with Youth empowerment Ser-
vices in Richmond, vA.
‘00 Andre Nieves and wife Diana, of Fort Myers, FL, are
6. happy to announce the birth of their first son.
7. ‘01 Elias Aponte is a member of the U.S. Air Force Re-
serves, in San Antonio, TX. He writes in to check on the
baseball team and his classmates.
‘02 Christopher Cruz is a Credit Counselor with Gene-
sis Financial Management in Tampa, FL. Since graduating
from Pace University, he has lived in Florida and is proud
to announce the birth of his first son, ezekiel.
‘03 Kentaro Yoshida earned a B.A. in english from Bos-
ton University. He recently published a short story titled
“Double vision,” in the Cross Bronx Literary Journal’s pre-
mier on-line issue by the Bronx Council for the Arts. Read
it at http://crossbronx.wordpress.com/prose/double-vi-
John Rix ’65 passed on March 3, 2008. A retired Colonel
and Commander of Phoenix Air national Guard, John took
8. 9. great pride in St. Raymond Parish. He recently shared his
fond memories of ‘Operation Summertime’ in the Spring
1. 2008 De LaSalle Leadership honorees (left to right) Philip Walsh, Harry Hohn, James Duncan ‘65 and John Barker ‘76 issue of RAven Magazine. He was a faithful alumnus who
2. John Barker ‘76 (l) being congratulated by John Palisi 3. James Duncan ‘65 4. Br. Robert Deary, F.S.C. with Simon came from Phoenix, Arizona last year to attend the parish
Hernandez ‘09 5. Br. Daniel Gardner, F.S.C. with Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hohn 6. Peg and Philip Walsh 7. Diomedes Saraza Open House. St. Raymond High School for Boys thoughts
‘09 8. Br. Daniel Gardner, F.S.C. congratulates Harry Hohn 9. Jim Martin ‘68 (l) and John Kelly ‘68 and prayers remain with his family.
upcoming Class reunions
SAve THe DATe • CLASS OF 1968 40th ReUnIOn • Saturday, September 27, 2008 • There will be a tour of the school followed by an off site reception. Details will be final-
ized this summer. Stay tuned!
If you are interested in finding out more about your class reunion or if you wish to serve on your class committee, please contact Mr. Jimmy Foss ’93 at 718.824.5050
x138, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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THE CLASS OF 2008 WILL BE ATTENDING THE FOLLOWING COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES:
Travis Aarons, Hampton University • Adragna Giuseppe, The college of Mount Saint Vincent • Daniel Alameda, John Jay college • Bayron Almanzar, dominican
college • Justin Alston, Pace University • Danny Almaya, John Jay college • David Anyaegbunam, SUny delhi • Obisiemike Anyanwu, Baruch college • Vincent
Aponte, SUny albany • Alexis Ayala, lehman college • Christopher Batista, The college of Mount Saint Vincent • Jason Batista, John Jay college • Jonathan
Batista, columbia Union college • Mark Berisha, John Jay college • Michael Bocachica, Borough of Manhattan community college • Cedric Boden, Bronx com-
munity college • Xavier Bonilla, Western oklahoma State college • Andre Brooks, lehman college • David Brown, Borough of Manhattan community college
Darryl Bryant, West Virginia University • Jason Caldwell, SUny delhi • Joshua Carchi, Westchester community college • Ulysses Casanas, SUny cobbleskill
Daniel Castro, cUny • Muntasir Chowdhury, cUny • Aaron Cintron, John Jay college • Kevin Cofresi, work force • David Coleman, cUny • Christopher
Colon, fordham University • Celestino Concepcion, John Jay college • Angel Cordero, SUny cortland • Micheal Cordova, Borough of Manhattan community col-
lege • Angel Cruz, SUny Binghamton • Coldny Cumayao, Mercy college • Delroy Daley, Pace University • Jeffrey Degraft, Herkimer college • Felix DeHoyas,
SUny delhi • Angel DeJesus, Sullivan county community college • Rafael DeJesus, The college of Westchester • Michael DeLeon, John Jay college • Mark De-
Souza, canisius college • Anthony Diaz, new york city college of Technology • Nghiem Doan, lehman college • Senur Eminov, The college of Mount Saint Vincent
Thomas Enright, Stony Brook University • Vaughn Ephraim, laguardia community college • Giullermo Estevez, cUny • Christopher Feliciano, Baruch college
Stephen Ferrara, iona college • Juan Figueroa, Borough of Manhattan community college • Christian Garcia, John Jay college • Dustin Garcia, Borough of Man-
hattan community college • Jason Garcia, college of Mount Saint Vincent • Michael Garcia, Bronx community college • Victor Garcia, SUny albany • Lamont
Girdy, Utica college • Julio Gomez, fairfield University • Kennedy Gomez, cheney State college • Raymond Gomez, college of Technology at canton • Andrew
Gonzalez, lehman college • Johathan Gonzalez, northwood University • Markes Gonzalez, colgate University • Kenneth Gould, Bronx community college
Edward Guzman, york college • Nicholas Hayes, The college of Westchester • Devon Howe, cUny • Sylvester Inda, St. Peter’s college • Audley Irons, SUny
delhi • Manuel Jackson, University of Bridgeport • Jermaine Jarrett, florida international University • Michael Jimenez, John Jay college • Flavio Jimenez, Her-
kimer college • Omar Johnson, art institute of florida • Darren Jones, SUny delhi • Sean Keane, new york city college of Technology • Peter Kirouac, Bronx
community college • Stephen Lawless, The college of Westchester • Isaiah Leach, iona college • Leon Hugo, Bronx community college • Calvin Liburd, new york
city college of Technology • Jeremy Lopez, Kingsborough community college • Stephen Machuca, Manhattan college • Pasquale Magneri, Marist college • Ste-
phen Maldonado, cornell University • Jonathan Maldonado, city college of new york • Christopher Maria, Westchester community college • Jariel Marte, cUny
Brandon Martin, Sullivan county community college • Andrew Martinez, cornell University • Emmanuel Martinez, Babson college • Vladimir Martinez, cUny
Miguel Martinez, cUny • Joseph Matto-Garcia, SUny college at old Westbury • Shayne McKay, University of Buffalo • Sylus McKenzie, Bronx community college
Luis Mercado, new york city college of Technology • Abu Mian, city college of new york • Gerald Miller, Baruch college • Andy Moncion, Manhattan college
Luis Moncion, new york University • Eric Morales, The college of Mount Saint Vincent • Jose Mota, fairfield University • Christian Munoz, John Jay college • Mi-
chael Nazario, The college of Mount Saint Vincent • Kevin Negron, lehman college • Jamal Nelson, Stony Brook University • Michael Nixon, new york city college
of Technology • John O’Brien, University of Bridgeport • Sheldon O’Brien, SUny- old Westbury • James O’Gorman, cUny • Michael Oleaga, Pace University • Juan
Olvera, John Jay college • John Orta, Bronx community college • Richard Ortiz, John Jay college • Daniel O’Sullivan, cUny • David Oyola, Bronx community col-
lege • Domenico Palumbo, lehman college • Mario Palumbo, lehman college • John Parodi, Baruch college • Thomas Peprah, Herkimer college • Randall
Pharr, cornell University • Martin Prelaj, Westchester community college • Michael Puello, John Jay college • Brian Quinones, iona college • Luis Quinones, John
Jay college • Jason Raghunandan, Brooklyn college • Julian Raiford, SUny delhi • Rus Ramkissoon, John Jay college • Jesus Ramos, Marist college • Kenneth
Ramos, John Jay college • Ricardo Resto, iona college • Alexander Reyes, new york city college of Technology • Justin Reyes, Baruch college • Mitchell Reyes,
lehman college • Corey Richardson, SUny oneonta • Diamond Rivera, John Jay college • Jonathan Rivera, Stony Brook University • Orlando Rodriguez, work
force • Duvon Rogers, SUny delhi • Joseph Romas, cUny • Carlos Romero, california institute for the arts • Christopher Rosario, St. John’s University • Richard
Rosario, Borough of Manhattan community college • Jeffrey Ross, SUny delhi • Khyre Ross, Herkimer college • Shayne Rowe, claflin University • Matthew Ruiz,
Borough of Manhattan community college • Mahabir Samuel, The college of Mount Saint Vincent • Luis Sanchez, University of Bridgeport • Sammy Sanchez,
lehman college • Julio Santana, new york college of Technology • Curtis Serrano, long island University • Joseph Serrano, nyack community college • Michael
Simmons, Herkimer college • Darnell Smith, Pace University • Andrew Stephens, cUny • Doran Strachon, cUny • Xavier Stuckey, SUny delhi • Luis Talledo,
John Jay college • Emmanuel Tejada, Hunter college • Mamadou Thiam, cUny delhi • Cornelius Toe, Johnson & Wales • Malcolm Tolliver, Herkimer college
Justin Tordera, Borough of Manhattan community college • Andrew Torres, SUny albany • John Vaillant, lehman college • Ayanmoris Vazquez, The college of
Westchester • Peter Vukel, Westchester community college • Jacob Washington, Bronx community college • Michael A. Williams, Marist college • Michael E.
Williams, Westchester community college • Robert Young, Bloomfield college.
Save the Date • Sunday, October 19, 2008
St. Raymond Parish & Schools Open House • 12 noon Mass, followed by tours of the schools.
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