|Vice President Biden Makes Surprise Visit - 5/17/13|
Vice President Joseph Biden, an alumnus from the class of 1961, made a surprise visit to Archmere Academy this afternoon. The Vice President stopped to talk to students and teachers in The Patio, the original classroom building and historic mansion on Archmere's campus, and to share stories from his time at Archmere. He shared with the students how the faculty at Archmere helped him to overcome a stutter that he had as an adolescent. "I owe Archmere so much," he said. "The priests at Archmere gave me the confidence to speak."
|Garth McKinney '90 named English Teacher of the Year by the New Hampshire Council of Teachers of English|
It wasn't the letter he was expecting to receive in the mail. In fact, Garth McKinney said he read the letter twice before it sank in. McKinney, the Language Arts coordinator at Merrimack Middle School and North Reading resident, was talking about the letter he received over vacation indicating that he was named English Teacher of the Year by the New Hampshire Council of Teachers of English.McKinney said when the letter came over vacation announcing that he'd won, he was expecting it would more likely be the letter that said they went with the other finalist.
|Dr. James Stockman '61 Receives Award for Lifetime Contributions to Pediatric Medical Education |
James A. Stockman III, MD '61 presented with Special Award by the Association of Pediatric Program Directors for Outstanding Lifetime Contributions to Pediatric Medical Education and the Development of Pediatricians. Dr. Stockman is Senior Advisor for the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) and Senior Fellow for the ABP Foundation. Previously, Dr. Stockman served 20 years as President and CEO of the ABP and the ABP Foundation.
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Mr. Alexander M. Mazepink died on May 1, 2013. He was the father of Michael M. Mazepink '69 and the paternal grandfather of Cristina Mazepink '08.
Mrs. Patsy Raskob Bremer died on May 2, 2013 at age 93 (born 11/30/19 in The Patio at Archmere.) She was the 11th of the 13 children of John and Helena Raskob; only one survives - Mary Louise Raskob Duffy, age 91).
Mr. Donald T. Boyle died on May 3, 2013. He was the father of Michael Boyle '95.
Mr. Thomas Keating Holland died on May 5, 2013. He was the father of T. Keating '78, Sabina '79, and Hillary '81 Holland. T
Mr. Edward J. Jones died on May 8, 2013. He was the father of Virginia Jones McCadden '78 and Sandra Jones Memmo '80, and the maternal grandfather of Elizabeth '05, Daniel '07, and Scott '08 McCadden. Mr. Jones was also a part time teacher at Archmere and a member of the Board of Trustees.
|April 2013|Mr. Michael Paul Curcio '06
died on April 1, 2013.Dr. Elizabeth C. Bell
died on April 7, 2013. She was the mother of Joseph D. Piorkowski, Jr. '74.Mr. Anthony L. Voell
died on April 10, 2013. He was the father of Anthony '89, David '89, and Jocelyn '90 Voell and uncle of Aaron '96 and Nathan '01 Poleck.
Mr. John M. Bradley
died on April 25, 2013. He was the father of John M. Bradley, campus minister at Archmere from 2001-2002.
Mr. Peter Aloysius Fagan died on April 30, 2013. He was the brother of the late Bernard '46 and the late Francis '47 Fagan, and the uncle of Timothy Fagan '78.
Mrs. Ruth H. Hannigan died on March 9, 2013. She was the mother of William '68 and Robert '75 Hannigan; the Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 10:00AM at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Wilmington, with burial following at All Saints Cemetery.
Dr. Benigno N. Nunag died on March 14, 2013. He was the father of Eugene '83 and Robert '84 Nunag; the Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 10:30AM at Saint John the Beloved Church, Wilmington, with burial to follow at All Saints Cemetery (Viewing on Friday from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Chandler Funeral Home, Hockessin).
Mr. Daniel J. Troy died on March 15, 2013. He was the father of Joseph R. Troy '78; the Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 10:30AM at Saint Joseph on the Brandywine Church, Wilmington, with burial to follow in the parish cemetery (Viewing before Mass at Chandler Funeral Home, Hockessin).
Ernest Crofoot '42 died on March 15, 2013.
Mrs. Virginia M. Marinelli
died on March 16, 2013. She was the paternal grandmother of Joanna Marinelli Doroh '00 of Archmere's Counseling Department; the Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, March 22, 2013 at 11:00AM at Saint John the Beloved Church, Wilmington, with Viewing beginning at 9:30AM at the Church, and burial to follow at All Saints Cemetery.
Mr. Ernest B. Crofoot died on March 15, 2013. He was a member of the Class of 1942.
Mr. Michael Dogum died on March 17, 2013. He was the father of George '78 and Michael '91 Dogum.
Mr. Charles F. Knapp died on March 18, 2013. He was the father of Michael '88 and David '90 Knapp.
Rev. William R. Craig, O.Praem. died on March 20, 2013. He taught at Archmere Academy from 1998 to 2001; the Mass of Christian Burial is on Monday, March 25, 2013 at Daylesford Abbey, Paoli, PA, with burial to follow in the abbey cemetery (with a Viewing on Sunday, March 24th, from 5:00PM to 8:00PM).
Mrs. Mary Carpenter died on February 3, 2013. She was the mother of Gerald E. Carpenter '66;
Mr. Mario T. Cichelli died on February 8, 2013. He was the father of Richard J. Cichelli '62;
Mrs. C. Joyce Vitiello
Mr. Albert DePalo died on February 10, 2013; he was the maternal grandfather of Lindsey '03, Lauren '03, and Matthew '08 Lawless.
died on February 13, 2013. She was the mother of Dan Vitiello '62.
Mr. Laurance McPheeters died on February 17, 2013. He was the father of Douglas W. McPheeters '83.
Mrs. Alice J. Stephens died on February 17, 2013. She was the paternal grandmother of R. Scott '97 and Elise '00 (married to Thomas Laskas '00) Stephenson.
Mrs. Ann E. Borneman died on February 21, 2013. She was the mother of John P. (Jay) '76 (married to Anne Marie Albert '77) and James M. '81 (married to Dawn Laurie '81) Borneman
Mr. Alfonso G. Genello died on February 21, 2013 at age 98; he was the maternal grandfather of Brian '93 and Gretchen '95 Nagle; Adrienne '07, Patrick '10, and Austin '13 Donaghue; and Denise Tankle '10
Mrs. Mae E. Whitby who died on February 22, 2013 at age 90; she was the mother of Mrs. Debra Whitby Norman of Archmere's Board of Trustees and the maternal grandmother of Kari '98, Kelly '00, Kate '03, Kasey '06, and Kimberly '06 Hacker; and Stephanie '04 (married to Jonathan McDonald '98) and Justin '07 Norman
Mrs. Dolores C. Mizgerd who died on February 22, 2013 at age 74; she was the maternal grandmother of Charlotte '13 and Caroline '14 Rath
Mr. Joseph F. Anderson '69 died on February 22, 2013.
Mr. James E. Downey, Sr. who died on February 23, 2013 at age 84 (born 11/16/28); he was the father of James E. Jr. '76 and John M. '84 Downey
Mr. Donald E. Monagle died on January 1, 2013. He was the father-in-law of Francis Lucey '80, and maternal grandfather of Katie '11, Connor '12, and Kelly '15 Lucey and Kelly '11 and Andrew '12 Sibiski
Mr. Leon Wojciechoski ‘38 died on January, 7, 2013
Mr. Donald F. Parsons died on January 7, 2013. He was the paternal grandfather of Elliot R. Parsons '99 (married to Melissa Bristow Parsons '99)
Mr. Carl E. Blair
died on January 11, 2013. He was the father of David Blair (former maintenance staff member), father-in-law of Carl Campion '76 , and maternal grandfather of Matthew '03 and Andrew '07 Campion.Mrs. Catherine McNamara
died on January 16, 2013. She was the mother of Peter '74 and Patrick '81 McNamara (married to Joan Lucey McNamara '84), and paternal grandmother of Margaret '13 and Eleanor '15 McNamara.Mrs. Elizabeth Loughney
died January 12, 2013. She was the mother of John (Jack) Loughney '65.
Mr. Dale Stecher '57 died on January 23, 2013. He was the brother of Joseph Stecher '55.
|December 2012|Father Thomas Meulemans, O.Praem.
died December 4, 2012. He was vested with the white habit on 8/28/52 and was ordained a priest on 5/23/59. He was a speech teacher and Dean of Finance at Archmere (1979-1992). From 1992 to 2010 he was procurator of the Norbertine missions in Peru. His funeral Mass will be on Friday, December 7, 2012 at Daylesford Abbey at 3:00PM, with burial following in the abbey cemetery; the viewing will be from 12:00Noon to 3:00PM.
Ms. Karen Ann Edwards '79 died on December 5, 2012. She was the sister of Leslie '81, Dana '79-'81, and Jessica '85.
Mrs. Carolyn Schilly died on December 5, 2012. She was the wife of Andrew Schilly ’53.
Mrs. Mary Louise Maucher
died on December 10, 2012. She was the mother of Archmere head chef Hugo Michael Maucher.
Mrs. Marie Mullen died on December 10, 2012. She was the mother of Wes Mullen ‘68
Mr. William Sims
died on December 15, 2012. He was the grandfather of Marianne Yeager Sims '92.
Mrs. Thekla Hickman died on December 30, 2012. She was the mother of Francis Hickman '64.
|November 2012| Mrs. Loretta Sue Gibson
died on November 9, 2012, She was the paternal grandmother of Matthew Gibson '00 and Andrew Gibson '02.
Mrs. Mary Jane Manerchia
died on November 12, 2012. She was the mother of Lou '65, grandmother of Anthony '92 and Tracey '95. Her obituary can be viewed online here.
Mrs. Sadie Cofrancesco
died on October 25, 2012. She was the mother of Nicholas A. Cofrancesco '67.
Mrs. Carol J. Canfield died on November 22, 2012. She was the paternal grandmother of Joseph '12 and Brian '14 Canfield.
Mr. Jerome Broussard died on November 25, 2012. He was the maternal grandfather of Geoffrey Merz '14.
|October 2012|Mr. Eugene T. Duszak
died on October 1, 2012. He was the paternal grandfather of Lisa '94 and David '97 Duszak and the paternal grandfather of Alexandra '07 and Emily '10 Duszak.
Mrs. Anne Marie Hertrich
died on October 2, 2012. She was the mother of Carl Hertrich, former member of Archmere's Board of Trustees (2006-2012), and paternal grandmother of Carl '02, Eric '04, and Ainsley '05 Hertrich. The Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, October 5, 2012 at Saint Matthew Church, Conshohocken, PA, with burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery in West Conshohocken; the Viewing will be on October 4, 2012 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at William A. Moore Funeral Home, Conshohocken.Mrs. Cecilia (Tillie) Poleck
died on October 2, 2012. She was the maternal grandmother of T.J. Voell '89 David Voell'89 and Jocelyn Voell Wells '90, and the paternal grandmother of Aaron '96 and Nathan '01 Poleck. Viewing for family and friends will be Friday October 5, from 6 to 8 pm and after 8:30 am on Saturday October 6, at the Kaniefski-Kendus-D'Anjolell Memorial Home, 3900 West Ninth Street, Trainer, PA. Her funeral mass will be held on Saturday at 10 am at St Hedwig's, 4th and Hayes Streets, Chester, PA, which will be followed by her burial in Immaculate Heart Cemetery, Linwood, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Cecilia Poleck may be made to Archmere Academy, 3600 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, DE 19703.
Mr. John Thomas Pembroke died on October 3, 2012. He is the father of Michael E. Pembroke '71 (former president of the Archmere Alumni Association and former member of the Corporate Board of Archmere) and the paternal grandfather of Matthew E. Pembroke '04.
Mr. Joseph W. Cylc died on October 4, 2012. He was the father of Lawrence J. Cylc, Sr. '73 (former Archmere history teacher and football coach).
Dr. John T. Hogan died on October 7, 2012. He was the father of William '81, Michael '84, David '87, Maureen '89, and Sean '94 Hogan, and the paternal grandfather of Kaeleigh '14, Kathryn '16, and Michael '12 (at Archmere 2008-2010).
Rev. Martin Frigo, O.Praem.
Mr. Paul R. Carey
died on October 7, 2012. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Priory (Delaware Norbertines) and so lived at Archmere from 1997 to 2003. He was a long-time teacher at Bishop Neumann High School and was chaplain of the Alumni Association from 1970 to 2010.
Mr. Austin D. White died on October 11, 2012. He was the paternal grandfather of the late William A. D. White '04.
Mrs. Amelia Y. DeBonaventura died on October 13, 2012. She was the mother of Neal J. DeBonaventura '66.
Dr. Earnest A. Tramblay died on October 13, 2012. He was the father of Earnest A. II '67 and Geoffrey P. '74 Tremblay, and the paternal grandfather of Daniel P. Tremblay '04 (at Archmere 2000-2002).
Mr. Michael Hyland died on October 15, 2012. He was the former husband of our librarian, Rosemary Conway-Bauer.
died on October 20, 2012. He was the father of Thomas A. Carey '86 and Kristen Carey O'Rourke '88. He was a past president of Archmere's Fathers Club, and very active in it.
|September 2012|Mrs. Phyllis Skibicki
died on September 4, 2012. She was the mother of David Skibicki '78; she was the maternal grandmother of Kathryn '98, Thomas '02, and Andrew '08 Collins and the maternal grandmother of Colin '10, Claire '13, and Christine '14 McDermott. She was also the aunt of James '77 and Jonathan '81 Prendergast and Jennifer '86 and Robert '90 Whitney.
Mr. Thomas J. Galvin, Sr.
who died on September 6, 2012. He was the father of Thomas J. Galvin, Jr. '79 and the maternal grandfather of Matthew '00 and Andrew '02 Gibson and the maternal grandfather of Jessica '03, Daniel '05, and Sarah '09 Meany.Mr. Harry Freiberg
died on September 18, 2012. He was the father of Joseph Freiberg '80 and the brother of the late Father Vincent Freiberg, O.Praem., Archmere faculty member 1966-1993.Mrs. Dolores W. Oravis
died on September 23, 2012. She was the mother of John Oravis '70 and Patrick W. Oravis (past Archmere student)Mr. Thomas C. Shea, Sr.
died on September 26, 2012. He was the father of Thomas '72 and William '76 Shea, and was a charter member of Archmere's Board of Trustees (1980-1986).
Mrs. Genevieve T. Giovannozzi died on September 26, 2012. She was the wife of the late Attilio J. Giovannozzi, Jr. '51 who died in 1985.
Mr. Dipak Gupta died on September 29, 2012. He was the father of Dawn '91 and Tina '92 Gupta.
Mrs. Mary E. McCaughan died on August 8, 2012. She was the mother of Susan McCaughan Somerset '93. Her funeral mass will be on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 11:00AM at IHM Church in Wilmington, where people may call beginning at 9:45AM; burial will be in Delaware Veterans Cemetery, Bear, DE.
Mr. Martin P. Londergan '61
died on August 9, 2012. He was the father of Kimberly (Archmere 1981-1982) and the late Tara Londergan Kilian '87; he was also the brother of Michael F. Londergan '67. Father McLaughlin will celebrate the funeral mass on Friday, August 17, 2012 at 12:00pm at IHM Church in Wilmington, where people may call beginning at 10:00AM; burial will be on Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 11:30am at All Saints Cemetery, Wilmington.Mrs. Barbara A. Hall
died on August 19, 2012. She was the mother of Nany Cooper, current Archmere faculty member, and the maternal grandmother of Andrew '04 and Justin Cooper '08.Mr. Robert Urban
died on August 24, 2012. He was the maternal grandfather of James '01, William '03, Ryan '06 and Miles '11 Bonner.
Mrs. Theresa Dawson Sheridan died on August 28, 2012. She was the mother of John '62, J. Brian '69 and Michael (attended '72 to '73) Sheridan.
Mr. Peter N. Yiannos died on July 2, 2012. He was the father of Nikos '81, Daphne '84 and Demetrios '92 Yiannos.
Mr. Leon A. Picciotti died on July 3, 2012. He was the maternal grandfather of Fiore '96 and James '99 Celano.
Mr. Louis J. Minutola died on July 3, 2012. He was the father of Mark L. Minutola '79, the husband of Kathryn (Kay) Minutola who worked in Archmere's cafeteria, and the brother of Mary Erace who also worked in Archmere's cafeteria.
Mrs. Esther A. Zavishlock died on July 4, 2012. She was the maternal grandmother of Dannielle Kissel Ulmer '94, Meghann Kissel Costello '97, and Shannon Kissel Begley '97 and the mother-in-law of Archmere tennis coach Joseph Kissel (funeral mass was on 7/7/12)
Dr. Thomas F. Celello
died on July 6, 2012. He was the father of Kristen '94, David '96, Lauren '99, and Alison '10 Celello. Mr. David A. Mahoney
died on July 8, 2012. He was the father of Blair M. Mahoney, who was at Archmere from 1962 to 1966. He was also the paternal grandfather of David '91 and Erin '96 Mahoney.Adam Bellen '00
died on July 14, 2012. He was the son of Rosalba Bellen, Archmere Spanish teacher, and the brother of Melissa (Bellen) Cohen (attended Archmere 1990-1992), Julia (Bellen) Seligman '95, and Matthew Bellen '98. His obituary can be read online here.Mrs. Lucy Terranova
died on July 18, 2012. She was the mother-in-law of Robert Walinchus '77 and the maternal grandmother of Lesley '05 and Matthew '10 Walinchus.Mr. George J. Stockburger, Sr.
died on July 20, 2012. He was the father of George J., Jr. '80 and Edward F. '81 Stockburger. Mr. John S. McManus
died on July 28, 2012. He was the father of John S. McManus, Jr.'66 and the uncle of current Archmere staff member, Mary Paski.Mr. Carmen G. LaMacchia
died on July 30, 2012. He was the maternal grandfather of Benjamin '95 and Andrew '97 Hill.Mrs. Mary Fissmer
died on July 30, 2012. She was the mother of the late Robert Fissmer '63 and she worked in the Development Office at Archmere with Father Diny and Michael Marinelli.
Mr. Michael J. Friel died on June 29, 2012. He was the father of Dr. Michael A. Friel '68.
Mary Elizabeth O'Neill died on September 30, 2009. She was the wife of Edward G. O'Neill '43. Archmere recently contacted with the news of her passing.
Mrs. Grace D. Sortino died on May 10, 2012. She was the mother of Frank J. Sortino '75 & James '79
|April 2012|Mrs. Helen Wojciechoski
died on April 1, 2012. She was the wife of Mr. Leon Wojciechoski '38.
Mr. Richard J. Porth
died on April 4, 2012. He was the paternal grandfather of Thomas Porth '13.
Mrs. Carolyn Letts
Mr. James H. Trask
died on April 10, 2012. A member of the English department from 1979-2008, Mrs. Letts died in a freak car accident in Rhode Island as she and her husband Bill were returning from a family Easter visit in Massachusetts. She was the mother of Will, a past Archmere biology teacher and '83 graduate, Amy (Letts) Hubbard) '85 and Andrew '88.
Mrs. Marian D. Hunt died on April 12, 2012. She was the mother of Christopher '73 and the late Thomas Jr. '65.
Mr. James E. Kearney
died on April 15, 2012. He was the maternal grandfather of Thomas Porth '13.
Mrs. Joan (Gremminger) Gatti '81
died on April 19, 2012. She was the sister of Brian '76 and Carl Gremminger (former student, 1975-1976). Her obituary can be found online here.
died on April 15, 2012. He was the maternal grandfather of Robert '05 and Daniel '08 Quaintance and the father-in-law of Mr. Douglas Quaintance, a member of Archmere's Board of Trustees. Mr. Daniel A. Nepi '73
, died on April 29, 2012. He was the brother of David A. Nepi (former student, 1972-1974). His obituary can be found online here. Mr. Francis E. Garrahan died on
April 30, 2012. He was the paternal grandfather of Kelly '09 and Bryan '12 Garrahan. His funeral mass will be on Friday, May 4. 2012 at 11:30AM at Saint Pius X Church, Broomall, PA. Burial will be at Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Springfield, PA.Avery Noel Thompson
died on April 17, 2012 at age 7.She was the daughter of Judith Lovell Thompson '88 and the granddaughter of Paul Lovell '57. Friends may visit with the family from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Sunday April 22, 2012 at the CHANDLER FUNERAL HOME, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 am on Monday April 23, 2012 at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 7200 Lancaster Pike Hockessin. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Avery's memory may be made to the Share and Care Cockayne Syndrome Network at www.cockaynesyndrome.net
|March 2012|Mr. James Eliot Booge '54
died on March 4, 2012. His obituary may be read online here.Mrs. Jennie S. DiMedio
died on March 6, 2012. She was the great grandmother of Joanna R. Marinelli '00 of our Guidance Department.
Dr. Johanna L. Adams died on March 5, 2012. She was the mother of Stacey Adams Frost '98.
Rev. Charles T. Urban, O.Praem. died on March 9, 2012. Father Urban was living at Daylesford Abbey. He entered the Norbertine Order on August 28, 1947 and was ordained a priest on June 12, 1954. Father Urban was assigned to Archmere from August 28, 1959 to August 28, 1960, teaching mathematics and religion and serving as Assistant Prefect of Discipline.
Mr. John P. Murphy died on March 12, 2012. He was the paternal grandfather of Laura '08, Kathleen '09, and Kevin '12 Murphy; the viewing will be on March 16, 2012 at Spicer-Millikin Funeral Home in Newark, DE, the Funeral Mass will be on March 17, 2012 at Holy Angels Church in Newark, and burial at All Saints Cemetery, Wilmington (near Saint Mark's High School).
Dr. John R. Callahan, DDS '45
died on March 20, 2012. He was the brother of the late James W. Callahan, '41. Dr. Callahan continued his practice from 1953 to 2012. The funeral mass for Dr. Callahan will be on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 10:30AM at Saint Rose of Lima Church, Eddystone, with the viewing in church beginning at 9:00AM.
Mr. Joseph J. Gleason, Jr.
died on March 20, 2012. He was the brother of Edward Gleason '65.Mr. John D. Sculley
died on March 27, 2012. He was the father of Dr. Paul W. Sculley '80 of Quincy, IL. The funeral mass was held in Wilmington on March 31st.
Mrs. Evelyn L. Giroso
died on March 28, 2012. She was the maternal grandmother of Christian B. Hagerty '93 and the mother of Mrs. Ann Hagerty, past president (1992-1993) of the Archmere Mothers Guild. Funeral services were on April 3rd.Mr. William D. Cashin
who died on March 28, 2012. He was the maternal grandfather of Lauren '04 and Michael '08 Tosi. Mr. Thomas R. Hunt '65
died on March 30, 2012. He was the brother of Christopher B. Hunt '73 His obituary is available online here.
Mrs. Mary C. Carbonetti died on February 5, 2012. She was the maternal grandmother of Anthony '05 and Alex '12 DeSantis.
Mrs. Teresa C. Godorecci
died on February 6, 2012. She was the paternal grandmother of Michele '84, James '85, and Danielle '91 Godorecci.Mr. Joseph Wales Zechman '42
died on February 6, 2012.
Mrs. Joann C. Long
died on February 7, 2012. She was the paternal grandmother of Sara Long '12.Mr. William J. Maloney, Jr. '42
died on February 8, 2012. Friends may visit at Christ Our King Church, 28th and Madison Streets, Wilmington on Sunday, February 12 from 1:30-3 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Christ Our King Church on Monday, February 13 at 10 am. Interment will follow in Cathedral Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Christ Our King Church, 2810 N. Monroe St., Wilm., DE 19802 or Ministry of Caring, 506 N. Church St., Wilm., DE 19801.Mr. Lawrence J. Finnan, III '56
died on February 12, 2012.
Anthony F. Pileggi '42
died on February 15, 2012. He was the father of Dominic A. Pileggi '72 and the late Walter Pileggi (attended Archmere 1970-1972,) and the paternal grandfather of Francesca Pileggi '06, Anthony D. Pileggi '09, and Domenica Pileggi '11. The viewing will be this Thursday evening from 6:00 - 9:00pm at St. John Chrysostom Church in Wallingford, PA and the funeral Mass will be Friday at 10:00am at the same church.
Mr. John F. Getty died on February 15, 2012. He was the father of Brian Getty '75 and Geralyn Getty Brostrom '79.
Mr. John D. DiFrancesco died on February 16, 2012. He was the paternal grandfather of Angelina '08 and Dario DiFrancesco '11.
Mr. Andrew Ross Timmons
died on February 17, 2012. He was the son of Earl L. (Tim) Timmons '82.
Mr. Raymond J. Gilboyne who died on February 22, 2012. He was the father of Kelly Gilboyne Rasero '86. A memorial mass will be celebrated on 03/31/12 at Saint Jude's Church, North East, MD.
Mr. Robert T Fawley died on February 24, 2012. He was the father of Robert Fawley '03.
Mrs. Asuncion Perez Berna Onstott '79 died on February 26, 2012. She was the sister of Frank '77 and Joannie '81 Berna. Funeral arrangements will be on either 03/05/12 or 03/06/12 in Santa Fe, NM.
|January 2012|Mr. Douglas Manning Stephenson
died on January 1, 2012. He was the father of R. Scott Stephenson, '97 and Elise M. Stephenson Laskas, 00.
Mrs. Katharine M. Pegg
died on January 4, 2012. She was the mother of Trevor, '80 and John, '85 Pegg; the father of Trevor and John, Dr. P. John Pegg, died in 2005.Mr. Leonard Quill '49
died on January 13, 2012. He was the grandfather of Tess '12 and Grace '15 Pfeifle and the brother-in-law of Jack Hemphill '51. The obituary is available online here.
Mrs. Blanche DeMaio
died on January 13, 2012. She was the mother of Mrs. Joan Dever, former Archmere Trustee (1985-1991) and the maternal grandmother of Keith '83 and Mar '84 Dever; her funeral mass was yesterday at IHM Church in Wilmington.Mrs. Dorothea Young Shea
died on January 23, 2012. She was the mother of Thomas, '72 and William,'76 Shea. Mrs. Shea was a volunteer at Archmere, and her husband, Thomas, was a charter member of Archmere's Board of Trustees.
Mr. William J. Tancredi died on January 27, 2012. He was the father of William J. Tancredi, Jr. '72 and the paternal grandfather of William '05 and Grace '08 Tancredi.
Mrs. Teresa A. Raymond died on January 29, 2012. She was the paternal grandmother of Thomas '97, Philip '99, and Laura '02 Raymond.
Mr. Robert G. Carey died on January 30, 2012. He was the father of Jason A. Carey '92.
Mr. William L. Ifkovits died on January 31, 2012. He was the father of David J.Ifkovits of our faculty and paternal grandfather of Ryan Ifkovits '15.
|December 2011|Mr. Richard J. Maiale
died on December 7, 2011. He was the father of Richard N. Maiale, '00.
Mr. Nicholas Maiale died on December 21, 2011. He was the paternal grandfather of Richard N. Maiale '00.
Dr. Nacianceno T. Largoza
Mrs. Mary Pat Reynolds died on December 22, 2011. She was the mother of Catherine A. (Reynolds) Collete '82 and the maternal grandmother of Krsien A. '07, Nicole G. '09, Brian D. '10, and Thomas F. Rummel '12.
died on December 24, 2011. He was the father of Nonato '76, Nelvin '77, and Nacian Largoza '81.Mr. Patrick J. Igo, Sr.
, died on December 24, 2011. He was the father of Elizabeth Colleen Igo '99.Mr. Terrance Baroody '55
died on December 27, 2011.Mrs. Mary Pat Reynolds
died on December 22, 2011. She was the mother of Catherine Reynolds Collette '82 and the maternal grandmother of Kristen '07, Nicole '09, Brian '10, and Thomas '12 Rummels.
Edward Stephen McDermott died on November 4, 2011. He was the father of Christa McDermott, '92.
Mr. Wilfred Sweeny
died on November 6, 2011. He was the father of Richard Sweeny '83, and paternal grandfather of Stephen '03, Connor '12, and Gillian '15 Sweeny.Ms. Catherine Worman
died on November 8, 2011. She was the mother of Gail Foth, current Archmere Academy staff member.
Mrs. Anne H. Matthews died on November 12, 2011. She was the mother of Bruce '67 and maternal grandmother of Patrick '95, Daniel '97, Laura '99, Brian '02 and Brendan '08 Matthews.
Mr. J. Richard Tucker '58
died on November 15, 2011. Funeral services will be on November 21,2011 at Christ Church Christiana Hundred.
William Patrick Reilly died on November 24, 2011 (Thanksgiving Day.) He was the father of William P. (Rick), '77, Margery Ann (Andersson), '79, and Andrew (Drew), '85 Reilly.
Mr. Francis Jaglowski died on November 23. She was the maternal grandfather of John '12 and Emily '15 Simons.
Mr. John L. Carney, Jr. '46 died on November 30, 2011.
|October 2011|Mrs. Blanche Elizabeth Eastburn
died on October 1, 2011. She was the paternal grandmother of Meredith Eastburn '06.Mr. Francis E. Mariner
died on October 5, 2011. He was the father of the late Michael W. Mariner '73 who was at Archmere for one year (1970-1971) as a sophomore.
Mr. Francis E. Mariner died on October 5, 2011. He was the father of the late Michael Mariner '73 (at Archmere 1970-1971)
Mr. Michael B. Hartnagel died October 11, 2011. He was the father of Kathleen'87, Bridget'93, and Andrew'95 Hartnagel.
Mr. Michael McLeod Tischer '61 died on October 20, 2011.
Mr. James Vincent Tigani, Jr. '39 died on October 23, 2011. He was the father of James '65 and Bruce '74 Tigani and paternal grandfather of Allison '97, Kristin '00, James '05, Jessica 05, and Bruce '08 Tigani
Mr. J. Jeffrey Kopko died on October 25, 2011. He was the son of John J. Kopko, '56.
Mrs. C. Jean Ianni died on October 26, 2011. She was the mother of Edmond M. Ianni '75.
Mr. Henry A. Stenta, Sr. died on October 27, 2011. He was the paternal grandfather of Henry'95 and Robert'96 Stenta.
|September 2011|Mrs. Dorothy C. Camagna
died on September 2, 2011. She was the mother of Louis C. Camagna, 72. The funeral mass will be on Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 10:30AM at Sts. Philip and James Church, Exton, PA; no viewing is listed and interment is private.
Mr. Robert J. Jackson
died on September 4, 2011. He was the father of David J. Jackson. '90. The funeral mass will be on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 10:30AM at Sts. Simon and Jude Church, West Chester, PA.Capt. Thomas K. Simpers '83 (USMC)
died on September 6, 2011. He was the brother of Lt. Patrick Simpers '73 and the late Michael Simpers (attended Archmere 1970-71). Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Mary, Mother of God Church, 725 Fifth St. N.W. on Wednesday, September 14 at 10 a.m. Interment at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project,
.Obituary available online here
Mr. Vincent DelRaso died on September 8, 2011. He was the father of Joseph DelRaso '70 and the late Thomas DelRaso, Archmere 1978-1979.
Mr. Charles H. Moloney died on September 12, 2011. He was the father of Thomas M. Moloney, 78 and Andrew T. Moloney, '83.
Mr. Armelindo (Elmer) Saienni
died on September 12, 2011. He was the father of Blaise A. Saienni, Archmere 1971-1973.
Mrs. Constance Giggey died on September 15, 2011. She was the mother of Paul Patrick Giggey, '83.
Mr. Edward J. Sarnocinski died on September 25, 2011. He was the father of Edward J. Sarnocinski, '73. The funeral mass will be on October 7, 2011 in Rehoboth Beach, with burial at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Millsboro, DE.
Mrs. Ann L. Laurent
died on September 26, 2011. She was the paternal grandmother of Brian K. Laurent, Jr., '96.
Mrs. Gloria R. D'Allura died on September 29, 2011. She was the mother of John '72, Francis '74, and David '76 D'Allura and the paternal grandmother of Jessica D'Allura '98.
Mrs. Elizabeth F. Donahue died on September 29, 2011. She was the mother of James M. Donahue '73.
Mr. Andrew J. Waldron, Sr. died on August 3, 201. He was the father of Andrew J., Jr. '60, James F. '61, and F.John '67 Waldron, and the maternal grandfather of Robert T. Cassady '83.
Mr. Richard J. Hartmann, Sr.
died on August 5, 2011. He was the paternal grandfather of Richard J. Hartmann, III '04.
Mr. James Gesty, Jr. died in Durham, NC on August 7, 2011. He was the father of Diane Gesty Palmer '86, James F. Gesty (attended Archmere 1986-1988),and Michael J. Gesty (attended Archmere 1988-1989.)
Mr. Arthur Pavoni, Jr. died on August 12, 2011. He was the father of Arthur Pavoni, III (attended Archmere 1974-1976.)
Mr. Michael P. McCaughan died on August 28, 2011. He was the father of Susan McCaughan Somerset '93.
Mrs. Marjorie Race McDonough died on August 29, 2011. She was the maternal grandmother of Nora Crawford '10.
Mr. David G. Meddings died on July 7, 2011. He was the paternal grandfather of D. Colin Boese Meddings ’08.
Mrs. Frances Scarbrough
died on July 16, 2011. She was the mother of Paul ’79, Carl ’81, and Eric ’82 Scarbrough, and was the 1981-1982 President of the Mothers’ Guild of Archmere Academy. Mr. Brian P. Murphy '56
died on July 20, 2011. He was the father of Kevin '89, Brian '92, Sean '95, and Kathleen '99. Murphy and the brother of the late Brendan '47 and the late Kevin '50 Murphy. He was the uncle of Daniel Madinabeitia '88.Mrs. Carolyn M. Naccarelli
died on July 21, 2011. She was the mother of Brian Naccarelli '01.Mrs. Anne T. Getty
died on July 28, 2011. She was the mother of Brian J. Getty '75 and Geralyn Getty Brostrom '79. Her obituary is available here.
|June 2011|Rev. Joseph (Albert) Bozzelli
died on June 1, 2011. Father Bozzelli was Director of Guidance at Archmere from 1974 to 1977, and was principal of Archmere from 1977 to 1983; his funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 11:00AM at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 345 Bear-Christiana Road, Bear, DE; there will be a viewing at Holy Cross Church, 631 South State Street, Dover, DE on Monday evening.
Gordon Lee McNeill
died on June 2, 2011. He was the paternal grandfather of Matthew McNeill '14 and the father-in-law of Susan Conforte McNeill '82.
Mrs. Elizabeth Nepa died on June 5, 2011. She was the paternal grandmother of Ernest M. Nepa, Jr., ’11.
Mr. James Thomas Lober '62 died on June 9, 2011.
Mr. Joseph Sieneski died on June 9, 2011 at age 83. He was the father of Kathy Sieneski '80 and was a charter member of Archmere’s Board of Trustees, serving from June 16, 1980 to September 6, 1988.
Mr. H. Gerard Heimbecker
died on June 13, 2011. He was the father of James ’76 and Gerard Heimbecker ’85.Mr. John J. Whelan, Jr.
'56 died in Portland, OR on June 24, 2011.
Mrs. Angeline A. Demanovich died on June 29, 2011. She was the paternal grandmother of Stephen J. Demanovich '00.
Mrs. Norma L. DiFonzo died on June 29. She was the maternal grandmother of Christopher ’05, Kyle ’08 and Trevor ’11 Brown.
Mrs. Emily M. Eppes died on June 30, 2011. She was the paternal grandmother of Marissa ’10 and Cara ’12 Eppes.
|May 2011|Dr. Frank B. Falbey
died on May 2, 2011. He was the father of Robert Falbey '68Mr. Walter M. Krauss
died on May 5, 2011. He was the father of Mary Beth Krauss Adam ’85, and Barbara Ann Krauss (1989-1990)Mr. Edward J. Collins, Jr. '66
died on May 8, 2011.Mrs. Joyce Whan Tong
died on May 14, 2011. She was the paternal grandmother of Bridget Whan Tong '11.
Mr. Thomas J. Scanlon, Sr. died on May 6, 2011. He was the father of Thomas J., Jr. ’65 and Kevin M. ’67 Scanlon.
Mr. Donald Finnegan
Mr. Frank Kiselas
died on May 16, 2011. She was the maternal grandfather of Drew Cocco ’04, Archmere faculty member.
Mrs. Marie Annone died on May 16, 2011. She was a former Archmere employee.
Mrs. Madeline T. LaMacchia died on May 21, 2011. She was the maternal grandmother of Benjamin, ’95 and Andrew, ’97 Hill.
Mr. Albert J. Haywood, Jr. '49 died on May 21, 2011.
Mr. Anthony J. Lodise '72 died on May 21, 2011.
Mrs. Eleanor T. Capista died on May 26, 2011. She was the paternal grandmother of Joseph ’95 and Vanessa ’97 Capista.
died on May 27, 2011. He was the Grounds Manager at Archmere Academy from 2002-2010. His funeral mass will be on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at Saint John Fisher Church in Boothwyn, PA. His obituary can be read here. Mrs. Maureen Gallen
died on May 31, 2011. She was the mother of Connor Gallen ’11.
Ms. Mary Kathryn Connell died on April 8, 2011. She was the daughter of Lawrence J. Connell, ’71, and the paternal granddaughter of Mr. Jerome Connell (math/science teacher and coach at Archmere, 1933-1935) and Mrs. Catherine Pie Connell (Archmere’s first librarian, 1934-1935). Funeral mass is on Monday, April 18, 2011 at Saint Joseph on the Brandywine Church.
Mr. Richard D. O’Brien
died on April 11, 2011. He was the father of Mrs. Mary Ann Slowik, ’79 (Archmere Trustee), and the paternal grandfather of Nicholas, ’98 and Kelli Ann, ’02 Quercetti and Courtney, ’04 and Kyle, ’09 Slowik.
Mr. Slowik died on April 14, 2011. He was the paternal grandfather of Courtney ’04 and Kyle '09 Slowik.
Mr. Robert A. Saunders, Jr. died on April 15, 2011. He was the father of Robert A. Saunders, III ’93.
Mr. Stephen John Kavanaugh '71 died on April 16, 2011. He was the brother of Michael (1961-1962), Timothy '67, and Richard '75 Kavanaugh
Mrs. Theresa Facciolo died on April 16, 2011. She was the mother of David Facciolo ’73 and paternal grandmother of Samantha ’02 and Carmen (2001-2003) Facciolo.
Mr. Vincent James Scurria died on April 18, 2011. He was the paternal grandfather of Andrew Scurria ’05.
Mrs. Jana Pearson Mason died on April 23, 2011. She was the mother of Natalie ’14, and wife of Michael Mason, Head JV Women's Basketball Coach.
Mr. Hubert Cecil Whan Tong died on April 25, 2011. He was the paternal grandfather of Bridget Whan Tong '11.
Mr. J. Ronald Halenda died on April 29, 2011. He was the father of Natasha '89 and John (1986-1987) Halenda.
Mardelle Yackshaw Wood
died on March 7, 2011. She was the mother of Thomas (’64), John (’66), and Earl (’68). Mrs. Yackshaw Wood's obituary can be viewed here.
Harry H. McGarity
died on March 9, 2011. He was the maternal grandfather of Lauren Scarpaci (’88), Colleen Corrado (’98), and Megan Healy (’02).
Mrs. Pauline Leone died on March 18, 2011. She was the mother of the late Michael J. Leone, ’75 (RIP, 09/10/09).
Mrs. Anna M. Grillo
died on March 18, 2011. She was the mother of Domenic S. Grillo, ’65 and Joanne Gioffre, Archmere secretary from 1981 to 2001. She was the maternal grandmother of Donna Gioffre Furey, ’80; Michael J. Gioffre, ’81; Patricia Gioffre Scott, ’86; Kert F. Anzilotti, ’88; George F. Gioffre, ’89; Craig E. Anzilotti, ’90; Chad G. Anzilotti, ’94 and the paternal grandmother of Joanne Grillo Rosenberg, ’84; Andrea Grillo Talley, ’87; Tina Grillo Horgan, ’92; and Angela Grillo Dengler, ’95. Obituary available here.Mr. J. Bradley McManus
died on March 21, 2011. He was the father of Mary Louise Paski, Archmere receptionist since 2008. His funeral mass is on Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 11:00AM at Saint Andrew Church, Drexel Hill, PA, with a viewing on Friday evening from 5:00PM to 8:00PM at D’Anjolell Funeral Home, Broomall, PA. Obituary available here.
Mr. John J. Donovan, Jr. '76 died on March 23, 2011 of heart failure. John is the brother of Raymond F. Donovan, ’79 and the uncle of Thomas, ’09 and Marie, ’15 Donovan.
Philip Volpe died March 31, 2011. He was the father of Kathryn Volpe DeMark '98.
Mr. Max Corzilius died on March 31, 2011. He was the father of John Corzilius, ’79.
Mr. Richard F. Ulak died on February 2, 2011. He was the father of Andrew (’89) and Nancy (90).
Mrs. Geraldine McDermott died on February 4, 2011. She was the paternal grandmother of Colin (’10), Claire (’13), and Christine (’14) McDermott.
Mrs. Lucretia Mandas died on February 5, 2011. She was the mother of John G. Mandas, ’80.
Matt Hicks ’55 died on February 15. A memorial service is being held March 8 in Hilton Head, S.C.
Mrs. Catherine R. Winner died on February 7, 2011. She was the maternal grandmother of Jacqueline, ’03 and Patrick, ’07 Ford.
Mrs. Rita C. Crifasi died on February 8, 2011. She was the mother of Philip, ’67 and Stephen, ’69 Crifasi, and paternal grandmother of Stephen, ’03, Jane, ’05, and Katherine, ’11 Crifasi.
Mr. Matthew J. Hicks, Jr., ’55, died on February 15, 2011.
Mr. Edward Laska died on February 18, 2011. He was the father of Gerald, ’70, Michael, ’73, Anne, ’81, and Peter, ’84 (there were eleven children total).
Mrs. Nancy Zawicki died on February 18, 2011. She was the mother of Glenn, ’85 and Andrea, ’88 Zawicki and mother-in-law of Kathleen Walsh Zawicki, ’85.
Mr. Robert J. Filliben, Archmere student in 1947-1948, died on February 21, 2011. He was the brother of Francis, ’46, Vincent, ’47 (Archmere teacher and coach, 1953-1992) and the late John, ’44 Filliben.
Mrs. Helen R. Lindsay, died on February 24, 2011. She was the mother of Helene Taylor (who worked in the Main Office and in Development at Archmere from January 3, 1989 to September 30, 1993) and Edward Lindsay (a Norbertine seminarian who taught at Archmere, 1981-1982), and maternal grandmother of Michael, ’91, Stephanie, ’93, and Maureen, ’98 Taylor. Father McLaughlin concelebrated her funeral mass at Saint Eugene Church, Primos, PA.
Dr. Charles F. Maguire, ’57 died on February 25, 2011. He was the father of Michele, ’81 and Terrance, ’84 Maguire; donations were made to Archmere in memory of Dr. Maguire; Father John Hynes, ’57 concelebrated the funeral mass.
Mrs. Sabina M. Hebbel died on February 28, 2011. She was the mother of Moira Hebbel O’Connor, ’82.
|January 2011|Mrs. Maria Antalffy
died on January 17, 2011. She was the paternal grandmother of Danielle Antalffy, ’98
Mr. William C. Hiddemen Sr. died on January 17, 2011. He was the paternal grandfather of Olivia Hiddemen, ’14
Mrs. Katherine David
died on January 19, 2011. She was the mother of Michael David, ’66, mother-in-law of Arthur Girton, ’64, and maternal grandmother of Alice Girton, ’10.
Mr. John F. Giroso died on January 20, 2011. He was the maternal grandfather of Christian Hagerty, ’93.
Mrs. Ruth H. Vaile died on January 22, 2011. She was the paternal grandmother of Alyssa (’09), Amanda (’12), and John Vaile.
Mr. John E. Redefer ’52 died on January 25, 2011.
Mr. John L. Cooney died on January 30, 2011. He was the father of Edward (’80) and Janet (’87) Cooney.