Dawn of a New Era

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					                         Summer 2005

  Dawn of a New Era
Brother Richard Kestler, FSC ’60
            Returns to La Salle
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                                                                                        Farewell From A Friend            A Man For All Seasons                 Dawn Of A New Era
                                                                                        Bro. René Sterner, FSC            Michael O’Toole ’68 concludes         Bro. Richard Kestler, FSC ’60
                                                                                        bids farewell as President        thirty-five years at La Salle         returns as President of his Alma Mater
                                                                                                                          by Jeremy Cooke ’99                   by Michael O’Toole ’68

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                                                                                        Comings and Goings                Salute to the Class of 2005           Flying High
                                                                                        Meet Joe Marchese                 Page 12                               Joe Mihalich leads the
                                                                                        by Christopher Carabello ’82                                            Purple Eagles of Niagara
All attendees must                                                                      Recollections of Fred Assaf       We Are The Champions!                 by Stephen Daly '74
be twenty-one or older                                                                  by Thomas Barna, Vice Principal   Catholic League Championships         Page 30
to attend.                                                                              Page 11                           in Cross Country, Swimming, Golf,
                                                                                                                          Lacrosse, and Baseball
No Admission Fee!        Join us for a                                                                                    Page 15

                         summer time thing…                                             Graduation 2005
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                         …as we mix it up at the Whitebriar!
                         Saturday, July 30, 2005
                         4:00 to 8:00 pm
                         No Cover • Drink Specials • Free Parking                       Departments
                                                                                        Editorial Notes                   Photo Gallery                         Class Notes and Photos
                         Whitebriar                                                     Page 2                              • Communion Breakfast               Page 24
                         260 20th Street                                                                                      and Hall of Fame Induction
                                                                                        Letter From the President             William dePasquale ’51            Announcements
                         Avalon, New Jersey                                             of the Alumni Association                                               Page 31
                                                                                                                              John E. Glaser ’58
                         (609) 967-5225                                                 New Hall of Fame Display            • Career Day
                                                                                        by Robert T. Szostak ’72                                                Alumni Sponsors
                                                                                                                            • Grand Reunion
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                                                                                                                            • 50-Year Reunion (Class of 1955)
                                                                                                                            • 45th Annual Alumni Golf Outing
                         For additional information, please contact the Alumni Office                                     Pages 18 – 23
                         at (215) 233-2350 or

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Editorial Notes
In July, a new administration will assume the helm at La Salle College High School and with it,
the birth of the Office of Institutional Advancement, which will be responsible for development,
annual and planned giving, alumni relations, special events, marketing and communications, public
                                                                                                                                                  Farewell from a
relations, and a myriad of other duties. During the past year, La Salle has conducted an extensive
analysis of its development and marketing programs. In response to the findings in these studies,        President
and in an effort to meet its strategic priorities, La Salle College High School has embarked on one      Brother René Sterner, FSC
of the most comprehensive marketing programs ever undertaken by an independent school. The
                                                                                                         Vice President
program will include improved media relations, the development of a Style and Identity Manual,
                                                                                                         Michael A. O’Toole ’68
new and exciting publications, the launch of a web communications portal and eLearning system,
and a variety of other means to promote our message and enhance communication with all                   Alumni Association President
our constituents.                                                                                        Robert T. Szostak, Esq. ’72
                                                                                                         Editor                                   On Saturday, June 4, 2005, 253 young men graduated from La Salle
During the coming months, the Explorer magazine will undergo an extensive redesign. The fall
                                                                                                         Christopher M. Carabello ’82             College High School, joining our 12,000 plus alumni. This year’s Senior
edition will launch a new look, focus, and direction as the magazine is a critical tool in
carrying out the strategic marketing plan of La Salle College High School. I encourage Alumni            Contributing Writers                     Class is the largest in La Salle’s 147 year history. Joining them at graduation
to submit articles or photographs for publication in the Explorer and take an active role in all         Thomas Barna, Vice Principal             were 38 members of the Class of 1955. Of the 253 graduates 47 were sons
of our communications efforts.                                                                           Jeremy Cook ’99                          of graduates, 7 were sons of fathers and grandfathers who were graduates and
                                                                                                         Stephen Daly ’74
I would like to thank Michael O’Toole ’68 for his thirty-five years of service to La Salle College
                                                                                                                                                  one – Paul Kelly is a fourth generation graduate. The Class of 2005 was an
                                                                                                         Michael O’Toole ’68
High School and the mission of the Christian Brothers (four as a student leader and thirty-one as a      Raymond Shay ’00                         exceptionally talented group of young men and included seven National
dedicated teacher and administrator). As his former student, I can personally attest to his skills and                                            Merit Finalists, one Semi-Finalist, and 24 National Merit Commended
passion. Mike O’Toole is a gifted teacher and, like his mentor Gerald Tremblay ’53, is an “educator      Editorial and Production Assistance
                                                                                                         Florence Ward                            students. The Class earned in excess of $15,000,000 in scholarships and
of educators.” I am proud to have known him as colleague and honored to follow in his editorial
footsteps. Mike’s efforts are responsible for the evolution of the Explorer magazine and most            Cathleen Winning                         grants and were accepted into over 100 Colleges and Universities. During
of La Salle’s other publications. More importantly, he is a man of character, class, and conviction.     Photography                              their senior year they won Catholic League Championships in Cross Country,
                                                                                                         Mark Chesnik                             Swimming, Golf, Lacrosse, and Baseball, were Finalists in Tennis and
In an effort to complement Bro. René’s farewell message (found on the following pages), former           David DeBalko                            Wrestling, made the Catholic League Playoffs in Soccer and Football, and
members of the Forum were solicited for thoughts and recollections. Dozens of his former students        Davor Studios
responded and all spoke fondly of Brother’s dedication, discipline, and debate skills; however, the      Wally Muehlbronner
                                                                                                                                                  the Flyers Cup Semi-Finals in Ice Hockey. Our Lacrosse team also played in
overwhelming comment was something that I have experienced first hand: “From Bro. René you               Niagara University Media Relations       the championship game for the Eastern Pennsylvania State Championship.
learn a great deal, but never know that you are being taught.” One of the remarks came from Matt         Brother James Rieck, FSC ’57
Canning ’99, who readily admitted that Bro. René described him as a “defiant little pest.” Although                                La Salle also had numerous participants in the All-Catholic Band, Jazz Band, Orchestra,
I have never met Matt, we apparently have something in common. I won’t miss Brother’s green              Robert Szostak ’72                       and Chorus. Several choristers made the Pennsylvania District Chorus and one made the All-State
pen or frozen bottles of water, and I certainly won’t miss his papers spread across the board room                                                Chorus. La Salle’s Novice Debate team also won the Novice State Championship in Debate.
table. I will miss his wit and uncanny knowledge of almost every subject matter known to mankind.        Address
Bro. René is a brilliant man who helped to change the face of La Salle and has left a permanent          Explorer
                                                                                                         La Salle College High School             La Salle will welcome Brother Richard Kestler, FSC as its third President in July of 2005.
mark in our long and storied history.                                                                                                             Brother Richard is no stranger to La Salle, having gone here as a student, served three tours
                                                                                                         8605 Cheltenham Avenue
                                                                                                         Wyndmoor, PA 19038                       of duty as a classroom teacher, an Assistant Principal for Student Affairs, and Director of
The entire La Salle Community joins in thanking Bro. René Sterner, FSC and Michael O’Toole for their                                              Alumni Relations. Brother Richard also served La Salle as its Chairman of the Board when he
years of dedicated and passionate service and wishes them well in their new endeavors.                   Phone: (215) 233-2350                    served as Provincial of the Baltimore District of the Christian Brothers.
                                                                                                         Fax: (215) 836-4502

                                                                                                         The Explorer is published quarterly by
                                                                                                         La Salle College High School.
Christopher M. Carabello ’82                                                                             The Explorer welcomes letters to            Brother René Sterner, FSC at La Salle College High School
Editor                                                                                                   the Editor concerning alumni, school,       Presidency By The Numbers
                                                                                                         and topics published in the magazine.    • $150,000,000 in scholarships were awarded           • 18 years as a teacher and administrator
                                                                                                                                                    to graduating seniors                               • 14 years as President
                                                                                                                                                  • $17,000,000 increase in La Salle‘s endowment        • 11 international students were admitted from
                                                                                                                                                  • $10,000,000 in financial aid to La Salle students     economically distressed nations
                                                                                                                                                  • 26,749 square feet of additional school space       • 10 State Champions in Speech and Debate
                                                                                                                                                  • 220 students received National Merit Recognition    • 4 buildings renovated or constructed
                                                                                                                                                  • 126 issues of The Belcroft                          • 2 successful capital campaigns:
                                                                                                                                                  • 50 years as a Christian Brother                       Legacy For La Salle and Forever La Salle
                                                                                                                                                  • 46 years as a Speech and Debate Coach               • 1 Remarkable Career
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                               Farewell From A Friend (continued)

                               La Salle also welcomes Joseph Marchese as its new Principal.          As of press time his successor has not been named. La Salle’s
                               Joe comes to La Salle with many years of administrative               PRESIDENT’S MEDAL was awarded at the 2005 Graduation
                               experience at McQuaid Jesuit High School in Rochester, NY.            to Mr. Fred Assaf and to Mr. Michael O’Toole for their years of
                               Joe was the unanimous selection of La Salle’s Principal Search        dedicated service to the La Salle community.
                               Committee. While there is much enthusiasm for our new
                               Administrators there is also a touch of sadness as so many            The implementation of La Salle’s Strategic Plan continues. As
                               of La Salle’s current administration move on to other                 of June, 2005 most of the non-physical plant recommendations
                               assignments. I will be taking a year sabbatical. After twenty-four    for additions in certain areas to faculty and staff, and a
                               years as a chief administrator (ten at Calvert Hall and               significant increase in financial aid for student assistance were
                               fourteen at La Salle), a year to study, travel, and visit will be a   accomplished. Other aspects of the plan will take longer because
                               welcome change. The unread books have continued to pile up.           they involve major fund raising and the construction of new
                                                                                                     facilities. These will take a few years of capital campaign(s) to
“Brother is recognized in the recollections of his students as a                                     complete. More articles will appear on the Strategic Plan in
                                                                                                     upcoming editions of the Explorer magazine.
leader with the patient yet stern belief in their ability to exceed their
preconceived academic limits and embrace the classical.”                                             La Salle Academy in North Philadelphia, located on Second
Arnold A. Foley, Esq. ’81                                                                            Street, right across from St. Michael Church, has concluded its
                                                                                                     second year. This school for academically at-risk boys and
                                                                                                     girls who desire a Catholic education but are economically
                         La Salle will also miss the very dynamic presence of                        disadvantaged will, when complete, have grades three through
                         Fred Assaf who has served La Salle so ably as Principal                     eight. In the fall of 2005 the school will have grades three, four,
                         for the past five years. His presence has
                         bridged the always existing tension
                         between continuity and change and                 ”Brother taught me, ‘Success isn’t about just being better than
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Brother René Sterner, FSC and his father, Willard Sterner
                         challenged La Salle both technologically          the next person, it’s about doing something special,
                         and in better serving the community
                                                                           something of which I can be proud, something memorable.’
                         beyond La Salle. His gifts and talents will
                         be missed but the Pace Academy commu- It’s some of the best advice I’ve ever received.”
                         nity in Atlanta where he will serve as            Gabriel L. Bevilacqua, Jr. ’94                                                                                           If you have not yet made your contribution to the 2004 – 2005
                         Headmaster will be richer for his                                                                                                                                          Annual Fund, please do so promptly. Your response to date has
                         presence. Michael O’Toole ’68 will become the new Principal           five, and six. The school has an extended school                                                     been very good. If you wish to have your gift included in your
                         at Holy Ghost Prep and takes with him thirty some years of            day – 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and an extended school year                                                 Class listing, you need to make your gift promptly. Your
                         experience at La Salle. Mike’s contributions in the classroom,        –September through the end of July. The results contin-                                              generosity enables La Salle to achieve its mission of assisting
                         in activities, in administration, in faculty in-service work, and in  ue to be impressive, e.g., average daily attendance is                                               all deserving young men seeking a La Salle education.
                         publications have made him a true renaissance man in                  98.7%, a record not even matched here at La Salle.
                         secondary education.                                                  The average family income is $13,000.00 and all stu-                                                 In closing I thank each of you for all of your support over
                                                                                               dents qualify for the Federal Lunch Program. One                                                     these past fourteen years. Brother Emery Mollenhauer, FSC of
                                                                                               important way in which you can help this Lasallian                                                   La Salle University tells me that it is the longest tenure as
“Bro. René’s dedication to the Forum has given students many                                   project for the neediest of God’s children is through                                                head of a Brother’s secondary school in the history of the
opportunities throughout the years. Although the primary purpose                               your United Way Campaign gift. Many of you work                                                      Province. While it may have been the longest it has also been
                                                                                               with firms that strongly encourage United Way gifts.                                                 the most enjoyable, made so by a loyal and generous alumni.
of the Forum is to develop one’s speech and debate skills, the                                                                                                                                      Let me close as I have done so often at La Salle’s graduations
                                                                                               La Salle Academy’s United Way numbers are 15142 if
friendships formed as a result of the Forum are much more important.”                          you work in southeastern PA., 239079 if you work in                                                  with that wonderful set of lines from T.S. Eliott. It’s what
Nicholas J. Covolus ’03                                                                        Chester County, and 584659 if you work in Burlington                                                 being an EXPLORER is all about:
                                                                                               County. If you are uncertain please call the Academy
                                                                                               at 215-739-5804 and ask to speak to Sister Jean                                                      “We shall not cease from Exploration and the end of all our
                         Brother Gerry Frendreis, FSC, after eleven years as                   McGowan, SSJ. The Academy’s presence in                                                              exploring will be to arrive where we started and we know the
                         Chief Financial Officer also moved on in January of 2005 to           St. Michael Parish is significant to all of us associated                                            place for the first time”.
                         accept a similar role with the Christian Brothers Conference in       with La Salle for it is here that Archbishop Frederick                                               T.S. Eliot, “Four Quartets”, Little Gidding, Quartet No. 4
                         Washington, D.C. Brother’s many financial skills will be put to       Wood and Brother Teliow first opened the doors of
                         good use on a larger national scale. He has been succeeded by         Christian Brothers Academy in 1858, a venture that
                         his long-time Assistant Mr. Mark Gibbons ’92. Mr. John Meko ’86, would within three years be renamed La Salle College                                                      Happy exploring!
                         La Salle’s Director of Development has accepted a position at the High School and La Salle College. It was a beginning
                         Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences. We wish John much           from which we all have benefited.
                         success in his new venture. John’s leadership and direction
                         brought great success to our 2001 – 2004 FOREVER LA SALLE
                         Campaign, as well as a steady growth in La Salle’s Annual Fund.
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Amanfor all
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mike describes five-year (or so) cycles that have shaped his           “The last five years have been exciting-and challenging,” he
                                                                                                                                                                                                    career: getting involved in a new area of school life, learning as     says, “whether working with parents of students from the nearby
                                                                                                                                                                                                    much as possible about it, implementing and nurturing some             Philadelphia neighborhoods or overseeing the construction of
                                                                                                                                                                                                    proposals and programs, and then starting to look around again         the West Wing.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                    for new challenges, both within and outside of La Salle. This
                                                                                                                                                                                                    career pattern of expertise and new challenges is one he can           But after such successes in connecting La Salle to the outside
                                                                                                                                                                                                    trace back to his own education at both at La Salle and Penn.          community, his thoughts and interests have turned once more to
                                                                                                                                                                                                    A job offer from a Central New Jersey school almost pulled             the heart of academic life, a key area for a man whose personal
                                                                                                                                                                                                    him away five years ago, for example, but La Salle offered him         interests range from the books of Jonathan Kozol and Kazuo
                                                                                                                                                                                                    the Vice Presidency: “There was always something that                  Ishiguro to the musical works of Gustav Mahler and Awadagin
By Jeremy Cooke ’99                                                                                                                                                                                 drew me back in.”                                                      Pratt. And that academic search led him to Holy Ghost.
                      Michael A. O’Toole ’68 completes his service as
                      Vice President at La Salle College High School and                                                                                                                            At core a dedicated teacher, he has taught every level of English      Exploring this latest move, he says he was very impressed by
                      became Principal of Holy Ghost Prep on July 1, 2005.                                                                                                                          class, recently returning to the AP senior lit class. He has also      his new school’s strength of academic achievement. He’s
                      He was awarded the President’s Medal at La Salle’s                                                                                                                            chaired the department, coordinated the writing curriculum and         also excited to see what can be done with a smaller student
                      Commencement on June 4, 2005, and the inaugural                                                                                                                               academic technology, directed the academic summer programs,            body in a community whose religious mission focuses on
                      Michael A. O’Toole ’68 Medal for Creative Writing                                                                                                                             and chaired the school’s 1995 – 96 regional accreditation              cultivating leaders to be in touch with “the poorest of the poor.”
                      was awarded to Timothy Cullen ’05. Jeremy Cooke ’99                                                                                                                           process. He’s advised students on the Wisterian and Gazebo,
                      caught up with his former teacher to discuss his                                                                                                                              put together the last six years of issues of Explorer, and initiated   Still, Mike admits he will miss what has become his home-away-
                      career at La Salle.                                                                                                                                                           La Salle’s presence on the world-wide web.                             from-home for so many years.

                      Michael O’Toole didn’t get the job at La Salle the                                                                                                                            Now preparing to be a principal, he looks back especially at           With his house in nearby Elkins Park, he’s always been about
                      first time around.                                                                                                                                                            his leadership of La Salle’s summer programs as a hands-on             ten minutes away from La Salle, and has spent countless hours
                                                                                                                                                                                                    course in overseeing everything from curriculum, scheduling and        there beyond the regular school day. “Just ask my family,”
                      Not long after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania,                                                                                                                budget to hiring faculty, guiding students, and arranging              he adds.
                      he explored the idea of coming back to teach at La Salle. In the                                                                                                              transportation. He recalls patrolling the campus on his bicycle,
                      meantime, he worked at a Philadelphia law firm, at a research job in Washington, D.C., and for the U.S. Food and Drug                                                         picking up tips from then Principal Dave Diehl ’55 and experi-         He says he’ll also miss the La Salle student and La Salle teacher,
                      Administration, helping to devise a drug coding system. He even logged several months in New York, in the film and camera                                                     menting with different daily intro activities. Morning assemblies,     who he says bring unique attitudes to the classroom and student
                      department of Macy’s famous Herald Square department store during the Christmas season.                                                                                       for instance, proved to be less than ideal, he says, while             life. Teaching at La Salle can been tiring and exhausting, he
                                                                                                                                                                                                    program-wide silent reading time kicked off the day with a             acknowledges, but it’s usually been rewarding and enjoyable.
                      The second time La Salle called him, right in the middle of a coding problem one day, he recalls.                                                                             better tone.                                                           “To me La Salle has always been a bright place with the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           power to change the lives of students.”
                      Now preparing to make another major transition in his life, Mike recalls how his interviewer in 1974, Brother Edward Gallagher,                                                                                       Once an expanded summer
                      explained that initial reluctance in hiring him: “We weren’t sure you were going to stick around.”                                                                                                                    program was established,       As he prepares to leave, I ask him what he considers important
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mike responded to the          in high school education. He highlighted several areas.
                      But stick around he has – for thirty-one – in capacities that reveal La Salle’s trust in his variety of talents. As Mike takes over the                                                                               desire of the school in        Developing complex and critical thinking skills is at the core
                      reins this summer at Holy Ghost Prep, he says he heard a similar refrain during his latest round of interviews. This time, it was from                                                                                increasing diversity at        of a strong college preparatory education. Ten years after
                      the HGP search committee, wondering aloud whether he was really willing to pick up and leave La Salle.                                                                                                                La Salle. And he did it in     the explosion of the internet, digital technology remains
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            typical Mike O’Toole style.    “an important nut to crack in teaching and learning.”
                      “I absolutely did not think I’d be there this long,” he says over lunch earlier this spring at a deli on New York’s Upper West Side,                                                                                  He began a strong person-
                      a favorite home away from home.                                                                                                                                                                                       al involvement in the          The cultivation of student leadership skills and the emotional
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Northwest Philadelphia         growth that goes with them are vital, especially when it comes
                      I knew “Mr. O’Toole” primarily as the newspaper adviser, but also as a sounding board for my writing and academic aspirations                                                                                         neighborhoods, worked          to community service. Volunteering can be a transformative
                      and as an advisor for Governor’s School candidates. A shrewd guide and verbal sparring partner, he nonetheless had your best                                                                                          with school and community      experience, so that students can think of themselves as true
                      interests in mind. In his most recent role in external affairs, he has been a strong ongoing connection to the school.                                                                                                leaders to learn about the     advocates for those in need. And remain committed to fostering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            needs of potential stu-        inclusivity at the school in all its forms – racial, ethnic,
                                                                                                                                                                Daniel O’Toole ’05 and Michael
                      While in New York, the departing Vice President is also sharing notes with a private school administrator friend he met during            O’Toole ’68 at Graduation on
                                                                                                                                                                                                    dents, and established new pathways to draw them in. His               social and economic.
                      his year-long Klingenstein Fellowship at Columbia University during 1994 – 95. The experience from that sabbatical year was just          June 4, 2005. The upcoming fall     involvement included a five-year stint playing the piano at chil-
                      one of the ways Mike says he was able to stay a part of the La Salle community while still growing professionally.                        semester will mark the first time   dren’s liturgies at St. Vincent De Paul Church and has extended        Mike will start his duties at Holy Ghost a month after his son,
                                                                                                                                                                since 1960 that a member of         to his service on the board of Face to Face, a community services      Daniel graduates from La Salle. He has been looking forward to
                                                                                                                                                                the O’Toole Family has not been a
                      “I needed to get out there and gain some fresh perspectives,” he explains of his decision to take a year off from teaching.               student or teacher on La Salle’s    organization in Germantown. His initiatives such as the                getting settled in his new home, and maybe even returning to his
                      When he returned, he was ready to take on new tasks, from academic technology to diversity to curriculum management and an                Wyndmoor campus.                    Northwest Scholars Program and the African-American Alumni             piano studies, but – always the seeker when it comes to new
                      unusual one that landed on his desk in 2000 – construction management. The year-long distance from teaching also included consult-                                            Group have helped to increase diversity among the student body         areas of learning – he’s got another topic in the back of his mind:
                      ing projects at both public and private schools and enabled him to return with a deeper insight into the mission of his own school.                                           and awareness of La Salle in the larger community.                     “I’m interested in exploring literacy studies·”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Not the first year, he says, but sometime soon after that.
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Dawn of a                                                                                                 What have been your own most formative educational
                                                                                                                                                                               Which Christian Brothers had a strong impact upon you
                                                                                                                                                                               during your student days?

                                                                                                          I’m a Brother today because of Brothers who greatly influenced       To be honest, the variety of men I experienced at La Salle
                                                                                                          me early in my La Salle education, but I prefer to reflect upon a    was key to my deciding to become a Brother. I was attracted to
                                                                                                          non-classroom experience that formed my outlook and sensitivity.     their life and the things they were able to accomplish. Two stand
                                                                                                          While on a visit to Central America, I had the opportunity to        out as men I would try to imitate. Brother George William, my
                                                                                                          work first hand with the native people. Their strong faith and       freshman homeroom moderator and teacher of English, daily
                                                                                                          simplicity of life were formative for me. Again while visiting       impressed me with both his strength and gentleness. Brother
                                                                                                          the Philippines; I again was impressed with simplicity of life and   Claude Demetrius who had me for the upper classes was again a
                                                                                                          strong faith of the people. The experience of these peoples          giant in my life. Among our lay teachers, two stood out and I
                                                                                                          influenced the way I was to look at my future life.                  recall them fondly, Mr. John Moore and Mr. Gerald Tremblay ’53.
                                                                                                                                                                               I still live by the motto – “Boys will be boys but La Salle
                                                                                                          Tell us about the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian         boys will be gentlemen.” The goal of all our teachers should
                                                                                                          Schools and its relation to La Salle College High School.            be to transform us from youths into men.
                                                                                                          The Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools happily

                                                                                                          serves at La Salle. The service of a Brother is primarily given to
                                                                                                          the poor and marginalized but never exclusively. La Salle High
                                                                                                          grew from humble beginnings at Saint Michael’s Parish and
                                                                                                          prides itself on serving all classes of students. La Salle gives
                                                                                                          both staff and students the opportunity to both learn from
                                                                                                          and serve those less blessed. God has a plan for each of us and
                                                                                                          part of this is to use wisely the gifts He has given.

                                                                                                          Explain briefly your view of the President/Principal model.
                                                                                                          This will be the third time I will serve as President of one of
                                                                                                          the Brothers schools. I hope by now that I have it straight.
                                                                                                          The President and the Principal work together to create
                                                                                                          an environment that makes life at La Salle both enjoyable
By Michael A. O’Toole ’68                                                                                 and successful for all members of the La Salle family.

                                                                                                          As principal, Mr. Marchese will supervise the daily operation and
                                                                                                          programs of the school, including staff development and the
On July 1, 2005, Bro. Richard Kestler, FSC ’60 returns to his                                             supervision of the students. These responsibilities bring him into   Bro. Richard Kestler, FSC ’60 with former Alumni Association President
                                                                                                          all aspects of school life. A good working relationship is           C.T. Heckmann ’84 (left) and the late Bill Whelan ’55 (right)
Alma Mater as the third President of La Salle College High
                                                                                                          essential between these two individuals. I can assure you that
School. Recently, Bro. Richard sat down with Mike O’Toole to                                              I feel that Mr. Marchese and I will work very well together.         In your view, how has La Salle changed since your
discuss the challenges that face La Salle today.                                                                                                                               student days? How had it not?
                                                                                                          As President, I see my role as working with the community both       Obviously, the Belcroft campus and the physical plant are
What does it mean that La Salle is a “Lasallian” or “Christian Brothers” school?                          outside and inside the school. My main responsibility will be to     different from my days of classes atop “cardiac” hall at 20th and
To be a “Lasallian” school is to belong to something very special. Lasallian schools are part of a        see to the implementation of our recently adopted Strategic Plan.    Olney. The student body also has changed with more coming
worldwide educational network spanning every continent except Antarctica. Lasallian schools cross         I hope not to be excluded from the daily life of the school and to   from the suburbs than in my day. Academic programming seems
all levels of education from elementary to university and include schools for dependent and               interact with many students during the course of my day. I will      to cover a more complex area but I’m not sure it is any more
delinquent youth. Lasallian students come from all economic classes and faiths. A characteristic          also serve as moderator of the Mothers Club and be a presence        demanding. I recall several of my classes that simply helped form
of Lasallian education is openness to all. A Christian Brothers’ school is Lasallian in its mission and   to many other groups in the school. I also look forward to           me, public speaking and art/music appreciation, and hope that
in those served. Brothers work with all classes of students to share the Gospel message and to            representing La Salle at meetings of other independent schools.      La Salle still encourages such. And yet, I realize that many
ensure a quality education. Brothers add a unique element to the mission of their schools. Brothers’                                                                           of today’s academic programs are more challenging than
schools strive to “touch the hearts of youth” and to make real the Gospel message.                                                                                             anything I experienced. La Salle hasn’t changed in that it still
                                                                                                                                                                               calls for the very best in its students. The name La Salle
How would you place La Salle in the universe of secondary schools?                                                                                                             still stands for excellence and character.
I am smart enough to never rank any school against another. If a school does its very best to
influence its students for good, there is no worry about its ranking among peer schools. For almost
150 years, La Salle has always done the very best for all its students. You can find very few
men who would say they are disappointed with their La Salle education. No doubt that La Salle
points with pride to the accomplishments of both current students and graduates.
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Dawn Of A New Era (continued)                                                                                                              Comings and Goings
You lead a fairly busy life. What do you do for leisure?               For most of us, we stay a part of things that are meaningful
On a rainy Sunday afternoon I love to look at an old time black        in our lives. I believe the same holds true for today’s La Salle
                                                                                                                                           Meet Joe Marchese
                                                                                                                                           by Christopher Carabello ’82
and while film. I always have enjoyed events associated with the       student. On a more mundane level, I will need our alums
life of the school community. Landscaping and gardening, and           to continue and in some cases increase their support of La Salle.   Joseph Marchese, a 28-year member of the faculty and administration of McQuaid Jesuit High School in Rochester,
activities associated with camping always relax me. You most           La Salle has need of their support if it is to remain true to its   New York, will become Principal of La Salle College High School on July 1, 2005. Joe will join a short (only seven
likely will see me planting some flowers with the change               mission. If La Salle is to fulfill all the aspects of its newly     since the 1940’s) but distinguished list of gentlemen who have served as Principal.
of seasons. On the quiet side, I enjoy model trains and stamp          adopted Strategic Plan then each of us has to do our part to
collecting. Usually, I make some time each day for personal            make this “dream” come true.                                        A native of Rochester, NY, Joe is currently Middle School Administrator for McQuaid Jesuit High School, a school
                                                                                                                                           program which he originally implemented. Prior to his current position, he served as Assistant Principal for
relaxing reading.
                                                                                                                                           Admissions, Assistant Principal for Students Affairs, and teacher of science.
                                                                       What are the major challenges facing La Salle today?
                                                                       I believe the first challenge of the school is to share with        Joe is a 1968 graduate of McQuaid Jesuit High School. He holds a Certificate in Educational Administration
                                                                       its students the faith tradition that has been the bedrock of       from SUNY-Brockport, a Master’s degree in Education and a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of
                                                                       a Lasallian education.                                                                                                                                                                  Joe Marchese and his family celebrate his 300th win as
                                                                                                                                           Rochester. Joe brings a strong background in teaching, administration, and athletics. He was also the Head Varsity a Head Basketball Coach
                                                                                                                                           Basketball Coach at McQuaid, a position he held for nineteen years since replacing Houston Rocket’s Coach
                                                                       La Salle must be a place that opens opportunities. Our academic     Jeff Van Gundy in 1986. He recently achieved his 300th career victory and his accomplishments include eight Sectional Championships, five Western New York Regional Championships,
                                                                       life must keep pace with today’s and tomorrow’s possibilities.      and three New York State Championships. He was named New York State Coach of the Year in 2003.
                                                                       We must continue to develop a program of extra-curriculars and
                                                                       athletics where students always feel that they are well-rounded     “It’s definitely a bittersweet emotion. I’m very excited about La Salle and the people who made me feel so welcome,” said Joe. “But of course leaving McQuaid and the people, faculty,
                                                                                                                                           students and my basketball players, all of whom have been outstanding people to be around, will be difficult. I’m going to miss them.”
                                                                       and that they are well-coached and competitive.
                                                                                                                                           Joe added, “I’ve always loved administration and this is an unbelievable opportunity with a great school. La Salle did everything they could to encourage me to take the position.”
                                                                       Like all independent schools, La Salle is challenged to remain      When asked if he will miss coaching Joe said, “I will remember every game and every team I coached. Those three state champions, particularly the 2003 unbeaten nationally ranked
                                                                       true to its mission and purpose. With almost 150 years of           team will stand out the most.”
                                                                       tradition, La Salle must face today’s students and bring to them
                                                                       the same message that sparked careers and successes                 Joe is a gifted educator and communicator. He, his wife Dorothy, and their four children the youngest of whom, Daniel, will be joining the Sophomore Class at La Salle next year look
                                                                       through these years.                                                forward to becoming part of the La Salle Community.

                                                                       While I attended La Salle, we didn’t know much of the Lasallian
                                                                       world aside from the Brothers schools that we competed against.
                                                                       Today the opportunities to expand this awareness are one of
                                                                       the key challenges facing La Salle.
                                                                                                                                           Recollections of Fred Assaf
                                                                       On a practical level, La Salle continues to need its alumni         by Thomas Barna, Vice Principal
                                                                       support. Without this support, La Salle could lose its edge on
                                                                                                                                           It was spring 2000 when Fred Assaf first arrived on the Belcroft campus. A new millennia had arrived and
                                                                       the variety of young men served. A dedicated faculty
                                                                                                                                           somehow we all survived the impending doom of a Y2K Armageddon. During this time, a period of change and
La Salle proudly boasts 12,000 alumni. What is the best                knowledgeable in their academic areas and able to touch             optimism blew up the drive on Cheltenham Avenue. No one really knew much of the man named Fred Assaf, but
reason they should stay connected – both physically and                the hearts of youth is critical for our success. I invite both      there was little doubt he would make his mark at La Salle College High School.
financially to La Salle?                                               students and staff to reflect on the excellence of character
Most of the men that I associate with find being part of               and performance that have always been hallmarks of                  So often a first impression defines a person as a whole. After a few minutes, everyone knew him by his unmistak-
something larger is important in their lives. I can think of nothing   our graduates.                                                      able laugh, his electric charm, and his dedication and love for his family. As months passed, it was Fred’s wife
as meaningful as helping other young men continue their                                                                                    Martha and their five young boys that would become his noticeable mantra. Seeing Fred, Martha, and the boys at
La Salle education. Many younger alums are involved with their         Finally, La Salle must follow the Strategic Plan                    every La Salle function became commonplace.
children’s little leagues and establishing their careers. As one       already adopted that sets a clear course for our future.
                                                                                                                                           Fred will be remembered for being a number of things, particularly, a feverish multitasker. He worked very hard and
moves on in life, there is more time to give to organizations and
                                                                                                                                           very long advancing ideas that he believed would position La Salle at the top of all catholic independent schools.
parish. At special moments, celebrating La Salle reunions and
                                                                                                                                           Over these years it became clear that Fred was a school leader who felt at home with the ‘big idea’. He worked
celebrations begin to make greater sense. This year marks                                                                                  well at communicating aggressive dreams to all constituencies in an attempt to build a better La Salle. On occasion
the 45th anniversary of my graduation from La Salle                                                                                        he fell short, more often he reached heights greater than anyone could have ever expected. Fred was never afraid
and I thoroughly enjoyed joining my classmates at the                                                                                      to take a chance. While here, he fast forwarded advances in technology making sure La Salle’s teachers and stu-         Fred and Martha Assaf with their sons Jack, Hank, Mick, Sam, and Tommy
school this year.                                                                                                                          dents had the equipment and training to make learning occur at a higher level and a faster pace. La Salle quickly
                                                                                                                                           became a regional model for wireless campuses and a national one for our faculty laptop initiative. SMART Board technology was made available in every classroom. Significant service
                                                                                                                                           learning initiatives were nurtured under his leadership and Branch Out Days became a calendar event as underclass dad’s spent a day of service with their sons each year. Technology was
                                                                                                                                           being used to bridge the digital divide of social injustice in ways even colleges couldn’t dream. La Salle’s TechServe program was even offering our own student’s an opportunity to earn
                                                                                                                                           college credits and free tuition from one of our nation’s best universities.

                                                                                                                                           Fred’s working personality changed the paradigm when it came to functioning with groups. Parents and students were permitted access to plenty of his time. It is generally accepted that
                                                                                                                                           no school administrator ever has or ever will be able to match Fred’s ability to be in two places at once all the time. Somehow, Fred made it work, got the job done, and always had time for
                                                                                                                                           a smile and a laugh. His spirit for the job was contagious.

                                                                                                                                           Fred has written his chapter in the archives of Lasallian history. Our community is thankful for having the opportunity of Fred’s leadership and owes a significant part of our future success to
                                                                                                                                           those years he has spent with all of us.
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                                   La Salle College High School – Class of 2005
                                   Christopher P. Adamski           Christopher Anthony Ciufo     Sean R. Ford                       Thomas Johnson                   John Edward McCoey              Richard Andrew Panettieri          Christopher James Sheffer
                                   John Paul Agostine               John Joseph Clifford          Tyler Justin Ford                  Thomas M. Jorfi                  Michael John McCoy              Michael Thomas Pennington          Joseph M. Skoien
                                   Allen Alzona                     Steven John Connolly          Robert Smith Forster               Kevin Shane Juliff               Andrew James McDermott          Douglas Michael Phelan             Timothy Joseph Small
                                   Kellen Ryan Anderson             Christopher Mark Conti        Sean Michael Forster               Matthew Allen Kalkbrenner        Gerard Joseph McEvilly, Jr.     Nicholas A. Pucci                  Joseph M. Sobocinski
                                   Cesare Joseph Angeloni           Andrew J. Cotlov              Robert S. Fratamico                Konrad J. Karczewski             Kevin Peter McGee               Scott Andrew Ranweiler             John Staffi, III
                                   Gabriel Joseph Antonello         Travis James Cozzie           Christopher James Gallagher        John A. Keating                  Michael F. McGee                Peter Thomas Recigno, III          Michael F. Stanczak
                                   Athian Athian                    John T. Croke                 Eugene Joseph Gallagher, III       Paul James Kelly, IV             Sean Thomas McGinley            Thomas Edward Reeb                 John Michael Staub
                                   Michael Jeffrey Andrews          John Robert Crouse            Michael J. Gazzara                 Shane Vincent Kelly              Sean Anthony McGoldrick         Conor Patrick Regan                Patrick Joseph Staudt
                                   Brian Thomas Azeff               Timothy Edward Cullen         Jeffrey David Gemi, Jr.            William Stewart Kessler          John Thomas McGowan             Michael J. Reilly                  Thomas J. Stone
                                   Gregory J. Banecker              William J. Cummings, III      Ryan Brendon Gibbons               Joseph T. Kirk                   Matthew Joseph McGowan          J. Blake Remley                    Raymond Patrick Subers
                                   John Richard Barr, III           Scott James Cumpstone         Andrew Michael Gill                Stephen Michael Klenk            Brooke McKim                    Alexander Johnathan Rhein          Adam Wayne Sutkus
                                   Christian John Barrett           Kyle G. Cunningham            Michael A. Grant                   Bernard John Krasnisky           Michael Roy McKinney            John James Rice                    Andrew T. Sweeney
                                   Ryan Patrick Barrett             Thayer W. Damm                Kevin W. Guckin                    David Chol Kuch                  Kevin Thomas McShane            Patrick John Rider                 Jake Patrick Swiger
                                   Colin Stout Behr                 Christopher A. Darragh, Jr.   Sean Patrick Guinan                Joseph Charles Lacon             Thomas Steffa McVey             Sean Patrick Riley                 Michael Tahadjod
                                   Michael William Berger           Francis Robert Daulerio       Brian Francis Givnish              Andrew Ryan Lagner               Christopher Raymond Mehr        Joseph Francis Ritinski            John Joseph Tanney
                                   Gerald B. Bidus                  Matthew Z. Dempsey            Andrew Junker Haenn                Ian Christian LaRocca            Tyler Raymond Meves             Robert Perry Roberts, IV           Vincent Tecce
                                   Matthew Joseph Bolinski          Patrick Daniel Dempsey        Frederick Joseph Haesler, III      Paul M. Le                       Brian S. Michel                 Andrew Patrick Rocks               Andrew J. Terreri
                                   Michael Andrew Boyle             Michael S. DePaulo            Brennan Lee Hagy                   Gavin M. Leighton                Shawn Alan Miles                Matthew P. Romagano                Peter A. Terreri
                                   John Braca, III                  Robert Charles Devlin         Wendell Haley-Dingle               Andrew J. Lewandowski            Chase Vincent Miller            Erik Michael Ronzone               Andreas V. Thuy
                                   Matthew C. Bradwell              Edward A. Diasio              Jeffrey M. Hamilton                Anthony Constantine              Kevin William Miller            Scott G. Ross                      William John Torelli, III
                                   Andrew R. Britt                  Brian Anthony DiBiagio        Andrew M. Harrison                       Limberakis                 Michael Robert Mills            Nicholas Miles Rowe                Kevin Patrick Trainer
                                   Patrick Felice Broderick         Edward William DiDonato       Thomas James Hartman               Thomas Patrick Little            Daniel Joseph Moll              M. Stewart Ryan                    Brett James Trucksess
                                   Kyle Michael Buchanan            Edward S. DiNola              Brian Anthony Heenan               Patrick Ryan Lombard             Patrick William Montgomery      Nicholas Lee Salatino              Andrew Robert Tull
                                   Gerard F. Burke, Jr.             Aldo DiPrato                  Jason John Henner                  Ryan John Luby                   James Patrick Murphy            Richard Daniel Salvucci            Chinedu Ukwu
                                   Thomas P. Callahan, III          Hai Hoang Do                  Michael Edward Henner              Michael C. Lynch                 Bradley Adam Murtha             Michael Louis Sannuti              Edward Anthony Valentino
                                   Brian Andrew Carlin              James C. Dooney               Stephen Joseph Herbert             Francis Thomas Lyons             Andrew John Nelson              Nicholas Michael Scalfaro          George James Walters
                                   R. Sean Carlin                   Adam Robert Douglas           Kevin Seamus Heron                 Alexander J. Madrak              Sean D. O’Connell               Timothy Michael Schaible           John Philip Whalon
                                   Vincent Edward Cartwright        Matthew J. Doyle              Gregory Patrick Herzog             Nicholas A. Manzi                J. Kyle O’Donnell               Christopher Joseph Schieve         Daniel P. White
                                   Christopher Glen Carvalho        Norman Anthony Dukes          Zachary Michael Hess               Timothy Robert Marcinek          Thomas Jeffrey O’Donnell        David P. Schnupp                   Christian E. Williams
                                   Cody M. Casale                   Timothy Patrick Dunn          Gregory Bernard Hogan              Daniel Kirk Marcolina            Brendan O’Hara                  Christopher Peter Schulz           Ronald V. Williamson
                                   Michael Roy Chapman              Dennis Robert Dunne           Donald Carl Huber                  Joseph Earl Martin, IV           George Robert Oliver, Jr.       Bryan Anthony Schwartz             Joseph William Winning
                                   Francesco P. Chinnici            Thomas John Edger             Andrew M. Hyatt                    Scott James McBride              Michael Gregory O’Neill         Ryan J. Sciolla                    Kenneth Fredrick Wochele, III
                                   Brandon K. Chong                 Richard Turner Eichert        Kevin Douglas Hylinski             James Colombo McCabe             Brian Joseph Olszak             Rahul J. Selvanathan
                                   Pasquale John Ciammetti, Jr.     William N. Eichwald, Jr.      James Francis Irwin                Patrick C. McCaffery             Daniel Peter Castaldi O’Toole   Joseph Jaroslaw Semen
                                   Stephen A. Ciliberto             Michael James Elnitski        Rizwan Ishmail                     Brendan Richard McCann           Vincent G. Paglione             John A. Sharaf
                                   Cameron Paul Ciminera            Raymond Christian Favata      Leonard A. Ivanoski, III           Ryan Patrick McCann              Paul Houston Paige              Jonathan Sharer
                                   David Gaetano Cipolla            Stephen Paul Feeley           Leo Patrick Jackson                Philip James McCarthy, IV        Luke Frederick Palidora         Timothy J. Shea

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Acceptances and Destinations
                                                                                                                                                                                                      for the Class of 2005
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Albright College                Northeastern University
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Arcadia University              Northwestern University
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Arizona State University        Occidental College
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bates College                   Ohio State University
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bloomsburg University           Pennsylvania State University
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Boston College                       System & Honors
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Boston University               Philadelphia University
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Cabrini College                 Princeton University
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Carnegie Mellon University      Providence College
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Case Western Reserve            Purdue University
                                                                                                                                                                                                           University                 Rhode Island School of Design
                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Catholic University         Rochester Institute
                                                                                                                                                                                                           of America                      of Technology
                                                                                                                   Excellence in Service                                                              Chestnut Hill College           Rollins College
                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Citadel                     Saint Bonaventure University
                                                                                                                   Initiated in 2001 in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania,            Clemson University              Saint Joseph’s University
                                                                                                                   Community TechServe received the 2005 Leading Edge Award from the                  Colby College                   Savannah College of
                                                                                                                   National Association of Independent Schools. This innovative program helped        Colgate University                   Art & Design
                                                                                                                                                                                                      The College of New Jersey       Seton Hall University
                                                                                                                   more than 15,000 citizens of Philadelphia overcome the “digital divide.”

Inspired by three centuries                                                                                                                                                                           The College of William
                                                                                                                                                                                                           and Mary
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Daniel Webster College
                                                                                                                                                                                                      DeSales University
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dickinson College
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Drexel University
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Shippensburg University
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Syracuse University
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Temple University
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Trinity College
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tulane University
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      United States Coast Guard

of the distinctive spirituality
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Duquesne University             Academy
                                   Excellence in Athletics                                                                                                                                            Eckerd College                  United States
                                      • Cross Country – Catholic League and State Prep Champions                                                                                                      Elizabethtown College                Merchant Marine
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Embry-Riddle                         Academy
                                      • Swimming        – Catholic League Champions (17th Consecutive)                                                                                                     Aeronautical University    United States Military
                                      • Lacrosse        – Catholic League Champions                                                                                                                   Florida A&M University               Academy
                                      • Golf            – Catholic League Champions                                                                                                                   Fordham University              University of Chicago

of the Christian Brothers,            • Baseball        – Catholic League Champions
                                                        – Ranked No. 1 in Southeastern Pennsylvania
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Franklin & Marshall College
                                                                                                                                                                                                      George Washington University
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Georgetown University
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Gettysburg College
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Goucher College
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      University of Delaware
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      University of Maryland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      University of Minnesota
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      University of Notre Dame
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      University of Pennsylvania
                                                                                                                   Excellence in Academics                                                            Gwynedd Mercy College           University of Pittsburgh

La Salle educates the whole
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Haverford College                    System & Honors
                                                                                                                      • 253 Seniors from 84 grade schools and 63 zip codes                            Holy Family College             University of Rhode Island
                                                                                                                      • 7 National Merit Finalists and 1 National Merit Semi-Finalist                 Ithaca College                  University of Richmond
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Johns Hopkins University        University of Scranton
                                                                                                                      • 24 National Merit Commended Students                                          King’s College                  University of Wisconsin
                                                                                                                      • 87 Senior Members of the National Honor Society                               Kutztown University             Ursinus College
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Lafayette College               Vassar College

person, developing young                                                                                              • 99% of the Class enroute to 89 Colleges and Universities
                                                                                                                      • Earned over $15.2 million in Scholarships and Grants
                                                                                                                                                                                                      La Salle University
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Lehigh University
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Loyola College in Maryland
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Loyola University New Orleans
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Manhattan College
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Villanova University
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Wake Forest University
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Washington College
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Wesleyan University
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      West Chester University
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Manor College                   Widener University

men in their unique talents        Excellence in the Arts
                                      • University of the Arts Tri-State Band Competition
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Marist College
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Marquette University
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Neumann College
                                                                                                                                                                                                      New College of Florida
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      York College

                                        – First Place Award for Overall Excellence

and strengths.                          – First Place Award for the Saxophone Section
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                                        Graduation 2005: Photo Gallery                                                                                     We Are The Champions!
                                        Saturday, June 4, 2005
                                                                                                                     On Sunday, November 7, 2004,
                                                                                                                     La Salle’s Cross-Country Team
                                                                                                                     successfully defended its Catholic
                                                                                                                     League Championship by placing
                                                                                                                     five runners among the top eleven
                                                                                                                     finishers for a team total of
                                                                                                                     31 points. Sean McGinley ’05 took
                                                                                                                     individual honors and set a new
                                                                                                                     La Salle course record for Belmont
                                                                                                                     Plateau. The championship was
                                                                                                                     the fifth for Coach Pat Devine.

                                                                                                                     On Sunday, March 6, 2005, the
                                                                                                                     La Salle Explorers captured their
Three Generations of Explorers                                                                                       17th consecutive Catholic League
The Trainer’s – Jim ’54 and Jim ’05, The Lombard’s – Jerry ’79, Jerry ’58, and Pat ’05; The Marcolina’s – Dan ’76,   Championship in Swimming.
Dan ’05, and Pierre ’48; The McCarthy’s – Philip ’70 and Jamie ’05; The Gallagher’s – Eugene, Jr. ’76 and
Eugene III ’05; The Kelly’s – Paul III ’74 and Paul IV ’05; Missing are The Dunne’s – Robert ’79 and Dennis ’05

                                                                                                                     La Salle’s Golf Team captured
                                                                                                                     the Catholic League Championship
                                                                                                                     on Thursday, May 26, 2005 at the
                                                                                                                     Golf Course at Glen Mills. The
                                                                                                                     championship was the Explorer’s
                                                                                                                     eleventh in twelve years.
                                                                                                                     Sean Ford ’05 fired a 1-over-par
                                                                                                                     round of 72 to take individual

                                                                                                                     On Friday, May 24, 2005,
                                                                                                                     the Lacrosse Team defeated
                                                                                                                     St. Joseph’s Prep by a score
                                                                                                                     of 13-2 to win the Catholic League
                                                                                                                     Championship. The Explorers
                                                                                                                     were lead by League MVP
                                                                                                                     Pat Lombard ’05 who scored
                                                                                                                     three goals.

                                                                                                                     On Wednesday, June 1, 2005,
                                                                                                                     the La Salle Baseball team defeated
                                                                                                                     Conwell-Egan by a score of 4-3
                                                                                                                     to win its first Catholic League
                                                                                                                     Championship since 1994. The
                                                                                                                     Explorers were lead by League MVP
                                                                                                                     and Inquirer Player of the Year,
                                                                                                                     Matt Zielinski ’06, who threw a
                                                                                                                     complete game on four days rest.
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Letter from the President of the Alumni Association

Although we strive to live by the deep-rooted cannon of the Christian Brothers to Live Jesus in our hearts, forever, few things in life are never-ending.       Our Hall of Fame is a symbol of unparalleled excellence. Our inductees are, indeed, courageous captains of industry, military and government
After all, we are human with limitations set by nature and God.                                                                                                 leaders, professionals, sports stars, orchestra directors, Priests and Brothers, educators, coaches and men of distinction. Their calling in life seems to
                                                                                                                                                                surpass the deeds of lesser known Alumni. Yet, when we view our more celebrated Alumni in this unified fashion, we begin to see in each of
Our Alumni Association was founded over 35 years ago to support the philosophy, goals, and objectives of La Salle College High School. In fulfilling            them a true sense of the Christian Brothers’ heritage shared by all of us. Through our ritual of Hall of Fame convocation, we give voice to the ultimate
this charge, we dedicate ourselves to the 325 year mission of the Christian Brothers. Our purpose is unified and true, for it serves to blend our past          values by which we were all empowered.
with our present into our future. Our purpose is, irrefutably, forever.
                                                                                                                                                                The Brothers and lay faculty prepared us for life. We received, and our boys continue to receive, the best education in the world. Through personal
The Christian Brothers established our La Salle in 1858. Over 147 years and 14,000 Alumni later, La Salle has produced a host of diverse leaders in             relationships at all levels, La Salle has exceeded the awesome pace of an ever changing world. La Salle’s culture of Christian fidelity, academic
the Church, Community and Nation. Our involvement, stewardship and profound loyalty to cause distinguish us as, perhaps, La Salle’s                             and athletic excellence, spiritual fulfillment and selfless service have remained constant throughout our history. After challenging us to reach
proudest achievement. We stand as living testament to the spirit and success that La Salle has fostered for generations of young men from                       our fullest potential, La Salle has enriched each one of us with a sense of Hall of Fame integrity. As one of our school’s most distinctive strengths, we
the Philadelphia Area.                                                                                                                                          uphold the Lasallian traditions with zeal in our hearts. Although our Hall of Fame attributes are earned and not bestowed, our faith based
                                                                                                                                                                foundation will always ground the direction of our very active lives.
The notion of Hall of Fame caliber bears an unreachable mystique marked by glory and greatness reserved for the venerable few who rise above
the ordinary measures of the common man. At La Salle, we confer upon our most renowned brothers the distinction of Hall of Fame standing,                       It was with great satisfaction and pride that we blessed and dedicated our new Hall of Fame display. As you ponder this timeless memorial, find
a symbolic ritual that transcends our mortal limitations. We embrace the noble character of the men we recognize by our display of honor for the                comfort in knowing that it will accommodate future inductees over the course of the next two decades. Even nicer, we must certainly acknowledge,
Lasallian generations to preserve. While the moral fiber and individual deeds of these honored men may fade with the passage of time, their                     that its impact shall be forever. By virtue of our La Salle education, the Hall of Fame embraces all of us. We have thus given La Salle our gift
collective will, their unwavering character and their gracious service intrinsically represent the fortitude of our purpose. It is this resolve that inspires   of this tradition as witness to the strength of our common bond.
infinite consequence beyond the measure of our bounded lives.

Recognizing the significance of our Hall of Fame tribute and display, two years ago we knew that our long-established display cases would,
after housing 47 famed inductees, run out of space. We undertook a thoughtful expansion project. We chose not to simply accentuate our inductees
as individuals. Instead, we decided to present a dynamic view intended to perpetuate Saint La Salle’s fundamental dedication to building a society
that is more human, more Christ-like and more just.                                                                                                             Robert T. Szostak ’72
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Communion Breakfast and Hall of Fame Induction                                                                                              Career Day: Photo Gallery
Sunday, March 6, 2005                                                                                                                       Thursday, March 10, 2005

Hall of Fame Celebrants – Fr. Anthony Janton ’69                         William dePasquale ’51 is congratulated on his induction           Keynote Speaker – Rod Von Lipsey ’76               Michael Kennedy ’72
and Fr. Robert Breen ’45                                                 by fellow inductee Marty Stanczak ’60

William dePasquale ’51 performing with La Salle’s String Ensemble        Alumni Association President Robert Szostak ’72 presents the       Michael Donohoe, DC ’79 and Anthony Viggiano ’72   Brian McGeehan ’95
                                                                         William J. Whelan ’55 Alumni Service Award to Philip Cassidy ’70

The Flannery Family in front of the new Archive Display paying tribute   Sixteen members of the Hall of Fame in front of the new            Tom Kolsun ’85                                     George Winslow ’82
to John “Tex” Flannery ’40                                               Hall of Fame Display

Hall of Fame members Tom Lynch ’58 and Ken Shaw ’60                      John Glaser ’58 accepting his induction into the Hall of Fame      Paul Kelly ’74                                     Ken Booker ’84
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Grand Reunion: Photo Gallery   50-Year Reunion: Photo Gallery
Saturday, April 23, 2005       June 3 – 4, 2005
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45th Annual Alumni Golf Outing
Monday, June 13, 2005 – Blue Bell Country Club

Bob McCreight ’71, Fr. Robert Breen ’45, and Peter Moore ’71      Riley Smith ’79, George Johnson, Jr. ’79, George Johnson, Sr.,        Winning Foursome – Class of 1998 – Ed Bongard, Jeff Huntzinger,       Larry Wentz ’55 and Dr. Jim Richard ’56
                                                                  and Steve Johnson ’82                                                 Brett Gordon, and Andrew Rakowski

Class of 1963 – Hon. Maurino Rossanese, Ed Drach, Joe Turk,       Former Principal Bro. Edward Gallagher, FSC with his former student   Class of 1981 – Butch Farris, Pat Loftus, Neil Fitzpatrick,           Joe Slabinski IV ’01 and Joe Slabinski III ’67
and Lou Galzerano                                                 Phil Cassidy ’70                                                      and Ward Fitzgerald

Brett Gordon ’98 and Andrew Rakowski ’98                          Bud Hansen III ’86 and Bud Hansen, Jr. ’54                            Chris McDermott ’75                                                   Rich Sherman ’85

Four Decades of Explorers – Chris Carabello ’82, Bill Benz ’72,   Class of 1943 – Jim Logue, Joe Gerngross, Frank McCrossen,            Class of 1983 – Mark Gola, Dave Martosella, Dave Riley, Jim Carroll   Seventy Years Apart – Walt Small ’38 and Patrick Melvin ’08
John Fenningham ’68, and Sean Seese ’02                           and Jim Maloney
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Class Notes

John McHale ’42 and his wife, Genevieve, celebrated their
                                                                   Vincent McDermott, MD ’50 has retired from office
                                                                                                                                               James Pressler ’61 is a Pediatrician for Settlement Health in
55th wedding anniversary with their four children and eleven       and hospital practice, but will still continue caring for patients          East Harlem, NY and is married with two children.
grandchildren on Superbowl Sunday, February 6, 2005.               at St. Mary’s Catholic Home. He will volunteer weekly at the
                                                                   Community Health Practice, a free clinic for the uninsured                  Joe Minarik ’67 has retired from the federal government to
Charles Wynn ’46 and his wife, Beverly, traveled to Australia to   in Camden, NJ.                                                              become Senior Vice President and Director of Research at the
snorkel and sail the Great Barrier Reef. Highlights of the trip                                                                                Committee for Economic Development (CED) in Washington, DC.
included crossing the continent by train.                          Ed Schmid ’50 is still working in the paving industry, enjoying             He had served for eight years as the Chief Economist in the
                                                                   his grandchildren who are close by and thankful for all La Salle            White House Office of Management and Budget (during the
                                                                   has meant to him. He apologizes for not being able to attend his            Clinton Administration) and four years as the Chief Economist
Eugene McLoone ’47 was a member of the Oxford Roundtable                                                                                                                                                          The Honorable James R. Matthews, Chairman of Montgomery County
                                                                   55-Year Reunion and wished his “best” to his classmates.                    and Policy Director for the Democratic Staff of the House Budget   Commissioners, is sworn into office as a member of the Pennsylvania
On Financing Education at Oxford College in England.
                                                                                                                                               Committee under Rep. John M. Spratt (D-SC).                        Convention Center Authority Board of Directors by The Honorable
                                                                   Charles McMahon ’51 stopped teaching three years ago,                                                                                          Richard J. Hodgson, Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas Judge,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  on January 27, 2005. Both men are Alumni from the Class of 1966.
                                                                   but still has an active research group.                                     Jack Barrett ’69 recently began working for Catholic Charities
                                                                                                                                               of Syracuse, NY. He will be administering a HUD Grant designed
                                                                   Pete Waters ’52, after several granddaughters, finally                      to secure permanent hosing for the chronically homeless.
                                                                   has a grandson, Kevin D. McLarnon, and candidate for the
                                                                   Class of 2022.

                                                                   Jim Osborne ’58 was elected as Treasurer of Radnor Township, PA.

Class of 1945

                                                                   Class of 1951 joins to celebrate the induction of William dePasquale ’51
                                                                   into the Hall of Fame on March 6, 2005
                                                                                                                                               Class of 1960
A Shore Thing
Mass and Dinner
Sunday, September 11, 2005

Golf Outing and Luncheon
Monday, September 12, 2004

Greate Bay Golf Club
Somers Point, New Jersey

                                                                   Class fo 1958 joins to celebrate the induction of John E. Glaser ’58 into
                                                                   the Hall of Fame on March 6, 2005

                                                                                                                                               Class of 1965
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Class Notes (continued)

                                                                   Mark Zielinski ’77 graduated from the FBI Academy (219th

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Peter Tantala, P.E. ’88 was reappointed to the International
                                                                   Session) in Quantico, VA.                                                                                                          Property Maintenance and Zoning Code Committee for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                      International Code Conference.
                                                                   Richard Catrambone, PhD ’78 was the 2004 recipient of the
Ed O’Brien ’71 is a Partner in McConnell Energy Solutions          Georgia Institute of Technology’s “Class of 1940 W. Howard Ector   Kevin Funchion ’82 is pleased to announce the opening of        Paul Wynn ’88 married Julia Bellrose on October 23, 2004 in
developing large solar energy arrays.                              Outstanding Teacher Award,” which is the highest teaching          Triton Capital Management, LLC, a registered investment         Newtown, PA. Rev. Anthony Janton ’69 and Rev. Anthony Gruber,
                                                                   award given a the institute. He is an Associate Professor of       advisory group in Wayne, PA.                                    an uncle to Paul, con-celebrated the Nuptial Mass. Kirk
Mark Sutton ’72 has been promoted to Senior Director               Psychology and teacher of undergraduate and graduate courses                                                                       Marcolina ’88 was best man and Mark Wynn ’79 was
of Franchise Development for Choice Hotels in the                  at Georgia Tech. His research focuses on ways to improve           John Meko ’86 is the Vice President for Development at the      a groomsman. The couple honeymooned in Belize and now
Mid-Atlantic Region.                                               teaching and training materials, educational technology, and       Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, PA.                reside in Brooklyn, NY.
                                                                   human-computer interaction.
Carl Graf ’73 has joined Metro Development Company,                                                                                   Michael Korman, USN ’87 is serving in Iraq as Command           Paul Kane ’88, a journalist with Roll Call, received the Everett
a Philadelphia-based regional real estate development              Michael Donohoe, DC ’79 has joined Philadelphia Chiropractic       Master Chief for the Civilian Police Assistance Training Team   McKinley Dirksen Awards for Distinguished Coverage of
and management company, as a Partner and CFO.                      and Rehabilitation in Levittown, PA as Clinical Director.          in Baghdad.                                                     Congress at the National Press Foundation’s Annual Awards
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dinner in February.
Mike Driscoll ’76 has three sons – Michael ’04, a freshman                                                                            Charlie McGowan ’87 was recently appointed as the Director
at Georgetwon University, Chris ’06 a junior, and Patrick ’09 an                                                                      of Sales for the Mid-Atlantic Region for Brighton Best
incoming freshman.                                                                                                                    Manufacturing.

Class of 1970                                                                                                                         Class of 1980

Class of 1975                                                                                                                         Class of 1985
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Class Notes (continued)

                                                                      Tom Flannery ’95 and his wife, Erin, recently relocated to
                                                                      Silver Spring, MD, where Tom is employed by GEICO in their
                                                                      IT Department.

Richard Durso ’92 married Suzanne Cordie in May. Rich                 Michael Monaghan, USN ’95 is on an extended overseas
recently received his CFP (Certified Financial Planner).              deployment on board the fast attack nuclear powered submarine
                                                                      USS Los Angeles. He will stop in Guam, Singapore, South Korea,
Drew Morrisroe ’92, President and CEO of CTN Solutions in             and Japan while on a mission that includes reconnaissance,
Lafayette Hill, PA, is a recipient of the prestigious “40 Under 40”   intelligence, and special operations support.
Award sponsored by the Philadelphia Business Journal. The
award recognizes forty individuals under the age of forty who are     Matt Fineberg ’97 has announced his candidacy for a seat on
proven performers in their respective industries and communi-         the Board of Commissioners in Abington Township, PA.
ties.He was profiled in the April 8, 2005 issue of the Philadelphia
Business Journal. CTN Solutions provides network infrastructure,      Kevin Brewster ’99 recently joined the Cheltenham Township
application development, and web development services to small        Police Department after spending a year working on the Broad
and mid-sized organizations throughout the region.                    Street Subway in North Philadelphia as SEPTA Police Officer.
                                                                      He graduated from the Philadelphia Police Academy in November
Michael Tantala, P.E. ’94 earned his license as a Professional        2003 after earning a B.A. in Criminal Justice from
Engineer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.                         DeSales University.

                                                                                                                                       Steve Shaheen ’95, is currently a student at Harvard Business School. Recently, Chris Matthews ’63 , aired his show “Hardball” from the Harvard
                                                                                                                                       campus. Steve had the opportunity to attend the show and meet Chris.

                                                                                                                                       Joe Dwyer ’00 is a Financial Wholesaler for Lordabbett
                                                                                                                                       Company Investing in Jersey City, NJ.

Class of 1990                                                                                                                          Chris Glavin ’00 has opened Huddelson LLC, an online
                                                                                                                                       educational resource job center for those in the K-12 education
                                                                                                                                       system. The web site,, has links to                   Friday, August 5, 2005
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Bay Course
                                                                                                                                       schools, districts and training certification, school profiles             Seaview Marriott Resort and Spa
                                                                                                                                       throughout the USA, teacher tips, and a job database complete              Absecon, New jersey
                                                                                                                                       with postings and resumes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Brett Thompson ’01 is majoring in English at Arcadia University
                                                                                                                                       Josh Borkowski ’01 participated in an academic exchange/                   and will spend the fall semester studying in Wales. He is the
                                                                                                                                       fellowship program for five months in Florianopolis, Brazil,               Co-Editor of Mosaic, Arcadia’s independent literary magazine.
                                                                                                                                       studying agroecology with students at UFSC in Florianopolis. The
                                                                                                                                       Fall semester was spent taking classes and participating in field          Terry Wilkin ’02, a member of the Men’s Rowing Team at
                                                                                                                                       research projects related to the subject area under the                    Syracuse University, was honored as Scholar Athlete of the
                                                                                                                                       supervision of faculty from Berkley and the Instituto de Biologia.         Week in December. He is majoring in political science and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  speech communication and has been selected to the Athletic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Director’s Honor Roll each of his first four semesters.

Class of 1995
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Flying                                                                                                                                                                  Announcements

By Stephen Daly ’74

For Joe Mihalich ’74, currently the Head Basketball Coach
at Niagara University, this past season was a very special one.
                                                                             Since taking over at Niagara in April of 1998, Joe has been on
                                                                             something of a roll. He is the first head coach at Niagara to
                                                                             begin his career with seven consecutive winning seasons, and
                                                                             has twice been named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
                                                                             coach of the year, including this past season.

                                                                             But Joe’s was no overnight success story. As far back as his
                                                                             sophomore season at La Salle High School, he says, he knew
                                                                             wanted to be a head basketball coach. He also realized, early
                                                                             on, that he would never be a great player. Yet he worked hard
                                                                             on his game and went on to La Salle University, where he
                                                                                                                                                  Births We Welcome
                                                                                                                                                  To Michael Funchion ’82 and wife, Vivian, a girl,
                                                                                                                                                  Sophia Elizabeth, on January 10, 2005

                                                                                                                                                  To Carl Holmes ’83 and wife, Elizabeth, a girl,
                                                                                                                                                  Avery Marie, on April 26, 2005

                                                                                                                                                  To Martin McDonnell ’83 and wife Margo, a girl,
                                                                                                                                                  Caitlin Martina, on February 17, 2005
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Deaths We Remember
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Frederick Betz ’28
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     John F. Hagerty ’30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Charles Schreader, MD ’30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Roger O’Brien ’32
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Edward J. Grubb ’36
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Robert E. Walton ’36
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Robert J. Butler, Jr. ’39
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Barbara Albanese, wife of Mario ’47
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Peggy Belcher, mother of Brian ’69,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     James ’72 and Thomas ’75
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Thomas Grebis, father of Thomas ’94
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     and Bryan ’96
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Thomas Ignas, father of Thomas ’75
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     and brother of Frank Ignas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Michael Maicher,
Joe led the Purple Eagles to their first NCAA tournament                     played under Paul Westhead, helping the Explorers to two NCAA        To Jim Donahue ’86 and wife, Karen, a girl (finally),              John P. Campbell ’40                            Long-Time School Photographer
                                                                             appearances and one Big Five title. He graduated in 1978 with a      Mary Katherine, on April 30, 2005
appearance in thirty-five years, since the days of the                                                                                                                                                               William R. Sterner ’41                        Mary Naab,
                                                                             degree in mathematics and education, but there was never any
                                                                             question where he was headed in his career.                                                                                             Thomas L. Kearney ’42                           wife of George Naab ’38
great Calvin Murphy.                                                                                                                              To John McFadden ’88 and wife, Jennifer, twins,
                                                                                                                                                  Maile Genevieve and Sean Holt, on December 30, 2004                Thomas M. Redanauer ’43                       Sally O’Brien
                                                                             He spent the next twenty years as an assistant coach, first                                                                             John J. McCoy ’44                               (wife of Charles J. “O’Bie” O’Brien
                                                                             under the legendary Morgan Wooten at DeMatha High School in          To Dan Rakowski ’91 and wife, Joy, a boy,                                                                          and mother of Charles J. O’Brien ’56,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Robert L. Pigeon ’44
                                                                             Hyattsville, MD, then back at La Salle University, where he          Matthew Jude, on February 19, 2005                                                                                 grandmother of Patrick McFadden
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       (father of Robert ’67, Joseph ’68,
                                                                             stayed for the next seventeen years, working with Lefty Ervin                                                                                                                           and Michael McFadden ’94)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       grandfather of Robert III, Thomas ’92
                                                                             and later Speedy Morris. It was during those years as an assis-      To Patrick Randles ’91 and wife, Whitney, a boy,                                                                 Stanley Peffle,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Andrew ’95 and Edward ’01)
                                                                             tant that he learned the intricacies of the game, scouting other     Sean Patrick, on March 4, 2005                                                                                      father of Soccer Coach Bob Peffle
                                                                             teams, recruiting players from around the country, putting in his                                                                       Richard J. Devine ’45,
                                                                             time, waiting for his shot at a head coaching position, which                                                                              father of Richard ’72                      Josephine Smith,
                                                                                                                                                  To Tom McDonald ’92 and wife, Lori, twins,                                                                         mother of John Whalen ’67
                                                                             was a long time in coming.                                           Kaitlyn Teresa and Connor Vincent, on June 1, 2004                 Donald H. McGill ’45
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Mary Rita Sommar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Joseph P. Grace ’46
                                                                             “You learn from all the coaches you work with,” Joe says. “Then                                                                                                                         (mother of Albert ’62, James ’64,
                                                                                                                                                  To Brian Romano ’94 and wife, Megan, a boy,                        Nicholas Maguire ’46
                                                                             you bring to the game your own skills and talents. Eventually                                                                                                                           Kevin ’72, Michael ’74, Brian ’77 and
                                                                                                                                                  James Patrick, on March 8, 2005
                                                                             you start to develop your own philosophy and style. The key is                                                                          Bernard Schreiber ’46                           Timothy ’80)
                                                                             being a great teacher and having a passion for the game. If you      To Jim Tate ’94 and wife, Kathy, a boy,                            Robert J. Sorensen, MD ’46                    Ella Sontheimer,
                                                                             don’t have that, you shouldn’t be coaching.”                         James Christopher, on April 15, 2005                                                                                wife of Edward Sontheimer ’39
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Walter C. Maslowski, DDS ’47
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     John J. Bradley ’48                           Harry Williamson
                                                                             He is, by nature, an optimist. But he is also a realist, and there
                                                                             were many times during those shadow years when he would lie                                                                             William J. McNeill ’49
                                                                             awake at night and think that maybe he was destined to be an         Retirements We Appreciate                                          Thomas A. Harverson ’50
                                                                             assistant coach his entire career, that maybe his dream of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Joseph P. Kearney ’50
                                                                             becoming a division-one head coach was never going to happen.        ”Gentleman George”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Charles J. Mohr ’50
                                                                                                                                                  In June, George Hohenleitner retired after thirty-six years as a
                                                                             “But I never stopped believing,” he says. “And I was lucky.” That    member of the faculty of La Salle College High School. George      George Nuss ’50
                                                                             ability to dream, to believe in oneself, he says, is something he    taught Religion and German, and coached Tennis. He was a           Michael F. Avallone, DO ’51
                                                                             learned during his four years at La Salle College High School.       quiet man, whose gentle and prayerful demeanor affected five       Fr. Charles E. Murphy ’51
                                                                                                                                                  decades of La Salle stundents.
                                                                             La Salle had such an effect on him, Joe says, that he and his                                                                           Richard J. Mullin ’57
                                                                             wife Mary made sure all three of their sons – Joe, Tony and                                                                             Matthew Ledwith ’58
                                                                             Matt – went to a Christian Brothers’ school, St. Joseph’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Charles J. Mooney ’60
                                                                             Collegiate Institute in Buffalo, which according to Joe has very
                                                                             much the same spirit and guiding principles as La Salle College                                                                         Anthony E. Martin III ’65
                                                                             High School.                                                                                                                            James P. Mooney ’72
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Eric Chesna ’89,
                                                                              “La Salle instills in you a desire to achieve, but in a healthy                                                                           brother of John ’73, Scott ’77, Mark ’80
                                                                             way,” he says. “It teaches you to dream, to set goals for your-      Auf Wiedersehn                                                     Erik J. Mitsch ’96
                                                                             self, to want to accomplish something with your life. The quality
                                                                             of the people I went to school with, the people who taught me                                                                           Terrence McCann ’03
                                                                             there – it was the best four years of my life. ”

Joe Mihalich ’74 leads the Purple Eagles of Niagara to the NCAA Tournament
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Thank You to our Alumni Sponsors
Adventures In Success            DII Computers, Inc.            Thomas C. Lowry PC &             Redring Solder
Tim Erb ’66                      Tom Drummond ’84               Associates                       Christopher M. Carabello ’82   Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
                                                                Thomas C. Lowry, Esq. ’71
The Avallone Family
Michael ’51, Michael, Jr. ’77,
                                 Deloitte & Touche, LLP
                                 Stephen A. Gardner ’72         Magarity Ford and
                                                                                                 Schmidt Chiropractic
                                                                                                 Michael F. Donohoe, DC ’79
                                                                                                                                Specialty License Plate
John ’81                                                        Chevrolet
                                 Dunphy Ford                    Bill ’63, Greg ’65, Joe ’70,     Slabinski Funeral Homes
Gary Barbera                     Jay Dunphy ’54                 Mark ’72, Mike ’74, Jake ’78,    Joseph F. Slabinski ’67
Automotive Group                 Kevin Dunphy ’83               Chris ’96
Geno Barbera ’77                                                                                 Signature Homes
                                 McCrea Dunton                  The Markmann Family              J.T. Maloney ’43
The Beck Family                  Charles J. Dunton, MD ’70      Joe ’43, Joe Michael ’65,        Tim Maloney ’96
Lloyd, Jr. ’74, Lloyd III ’98,                                  Bill ’66, Jim ’79, Dan ’81,
Ryan ’01, Andrew ’04             Bob Durney ’57                                                  Timoney Knox, LLP
                                                                Joe ’92, Steve ’95, Bill ’98     Scott H. Wolpert, Esq. ’84
William J. Benz, Esq. ’72        Eastern Mortgage
                                 Services, Inc.                 William L. McKernan, CPA         Tracey Mechanical, Inc.
Blank Rome, LLP                  Philip E. Cassidy, Jr. ’70     David A. Stagliano ’93           John W. Wozniak ’77
Denis James Lawler, Esq. ’66                                    The McLaughlin Family
                                 The Foley Insurance                                             Trenchtech, Inc.
Blue Bell Country Club           Agency                         Bernard ’23, Jim ’57, Michael    Dave Martosella ’83
Elmer (Bud) F. Hansen, Jr. ’54   Tim Foley ’66                  ’01, Ian ’03, Dennis ’07
Elmer F. Hansen III ’86          Gerry Foley ’74                                                 U.S. Roofing Corporation       Available to Alumni, Faculty and Staff, Parents (Past and Present), and Students
                                                                Mellon Webster & Shelly          Ryan P. Tyrrell ’91
Fr. Robert Breen ’45             Foundation Capital
                                 Management, Inc.
                                                                Joseph A. Cullen, Jr. Esq. ’91
                                                                                                 The Urbanski Family
                                                                                                                                Only $35.00
John M. Burtnick, Sr. ’64                                       M. Mark Mendel, Ltd.             Tim ’63, Andrew ’02
                                 Chuck Minnich,                 Bob Szostak ’72
Joseph Camardo ’70               MSFS, CLU, CHFC ’85                                             Jim Ward ’55                   Please contact the Alumni Office at (215) 233-2350 for an application
                                                                Morgan Stanley                                                  or email
Carabello, Mansell, and          Gabriel Building Group         Jack Williams ’73
                                 Sam Gabriel ’80                                                 Wells Fargo Home
Knouse Dental Associates                                                                         Mortgage
John F. Carabello, DMD                                          Owen L. Murray ’61
                                 Michael J. Gallagher,                                           Brian D. Trymbiski ’96
CBIZ Accounting, Tax, and        DDS ’70                        Orleans Homebuilders
                                                                Michael Vesey ’77                Wharco Realty Group
Advisory, Inc.                   Garrison Printing Company                                       John J. Whalen ’67
Andrew J. Malone, CPA ’78
                                                                                                                                La Salle College High School
                                 William B. Fynes, Jr. ’65      Orthopedic Surgery
Chestnut Hill Dental Group       GMAC Commercial
                                                                And Rehabilitation               Patrick J. White, DC ’69       The Loggia and
Robert F. Gallagher, DDS ’42                                    Associates                       Williamson Caterers
Robin F. Gallagher, DMD ’67
                                 Charles E. Dunleavy, Jr. ’61
                                                                William J. Markmann, MD ’66
                                                                William C. Hamilton, MD ’66
                                                                                                 Bob McCreight ’71              St. Michael Hall
                                                                                                 Joe Williamson ’80
City Champs 1950                 Vincent Giordano Company       Walter W. Dearolf, MD ’74                                       A Limited Edition
Thomas J. Gola ’51                                                                               Williamson
                                 Guy Giordano ’72               Narducci, Moore,                 Hospitality Services           of Five Hundred Prints
Class Of 1966                    Kindt, Kaye & Wentz, Inc.      Fleisher & Roeberg               Jim Osborne ’56
Robert F. McAnespey ’66          Larry Wentz ’55                Peter E. Moore, Esq. ’71         Dan McGill ’78
                                                                                                                                By Robert A. Knight ’48
Corr, Stevens &                  Ed Wentz ’99                   Pennsylvania                     Windsor Wood Service
Fenningham                       Liberty Personnel              Orthopedic Associates            Don Hughes ’80                 $175.00
John C. Fenningham, Esq. ’68     Services, Inc.                 David E. Reinhardt, DO ’84
                                                                                                 Wood Mode Cabinetry
                                                                                                                                (including shipping and handling)
Country Club Editions            Boyd A. Kelly ’93              Miriam and Frank                 Chuck Walsh ’68                           • 18" x 22" Frame with top mat embossed with the school seal
William D. Vare ’49              Liberty Property Trust         Pfluger ’50
Commerce Bank                    Ward Fitzgerald ’81            Plexus Ventures, LLC
                                                                                                                                           • Three Frame Options: Cherry, Gold, or Walnut
                                 Live Jesus In Our Hearts       Robert P. Moran ’69                                                        • Two Mat Options: Blue/Gold or Wheat/Blue/Gold
Creative Financial Group         Anonymous ’52
S. John Gorman IV ’67                                           Quality Mailing
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