In Memoriam

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  • February 2019

    Mrs. Linda B. Whitaker who died on January 6, 2019 at age 94; she is the paternal grandmother of Samuel W. Whitaker IV, '97
     
    Mrs. Emptage who died on January 11, 2019 at age 99; she is the paternal grandmother of Ryan P. Emptage '04 (married to Jamie C. Wohlhagen '04)
     
    Mr. Richard E. W. Berl, Sr. '49 who died on January 12, 2019 at age 88 (born 10/10/31); he is the father of Richard '72 and Kenneth '82 Berl and brother of the late William '42 and the late John '47 Berl
     
    Mr. Emil J. Gerard who died on January 16, 2019 at age 94 (born 06/01/24); he is the paternal grandfather of Taylor Gerard '19
     
    Mr. Ritchie H. Staats who died on January 21, 2019 at age 91 (born 09/28/27); he is the maternal grandfather of Staats Smith '12
     
    Dr. James V. Tigani, III, '65 who died on January 26, 2019 at age 71 (born 11/27/47); he is the son of the late J. Vincent Tigani '39 and father of Allison Tigani Hanson '97, Kristin Tigani Taylor '00, and James V. Tigani IV '05.
     
    Mr. William J. Flaherty '41 who died in November 1985; notice was received at Archmere on January 14, 2019.

    Mrs. Elizabeth L. Lavelle who died on January 26, 2019 at age 89' she is the paternal grandmother of Kylie Lavelle '16.
  • January 2019

    Mrs. Maria R. Pietrafitta who died on December 8, 2018 at age 88 (born in 1930); she is the maternal grandmother of Charles (CJ) '13, Christian '15, and Jacqueline '17 Kraft
     
    Mrs. Anna T. Revak who died on December 11, 2018 at age 87 (born 4/7/31); she is the paternal grandmother of Zachary '12, Benjamin '16, and Adam '17 Revak
     
    Mrs. Elizabeth A. Parsons who died on December 15, 2018 at age 93; she is the paternal grandmother of Elliot R. Parsons '99 (married to Melissa J. Bristow '99)
     
    Mr. Peter P. Russial who died on 12/16/18; he is the father of Paul R. '72 and David J. '75 Russial
     
    Mr. John J. Glodek, Jr. who died on December 22, 2018 at age 74
     
    Mr. Paul D. Ramseur, Sr. who died on December 27, 2018 at age 80; he is the father of Tewana '83 and Paul D., Jr. '87 (current Archmere Trustee); his Funeral Mass was on 1/7/19.
     
    Most Rev. Robert E. Mulvee who died on December 28, 2018 at age 88 (born 2/15/30); he was Bishop of Wilmington from 1985 to 1995; his Funeral Mass is going on at this hour in Providence, RI where he was bishop from 1995 until he retired in 2005 at age 75
     
    Mrs. Sonia B. Zack who died on December 30, 2018 at age 81; she is the mother of Kari Zack Murphy '88; her Funeral Service was on 1/5/19.
  • December 2018

    Mr. Paul Jonik, Class of 1962, who died in Norristown, PA on September 18, 2018 at age 74 (notice received 11/29/18)
     
    Mr. Melvin P. Jones, Class of 1960, who died in Exton, PA on October 25, 2018 at age 76 (notice received 11/27/18).


  • November 2018

    Mr. Joseph G. Worton who died on October 31, 2018 at age 85; he is the paternal grandfather of Christine Worton LoMonaco '03 (former teacher at Archmere).  The Funeral Mass was today at 11:00 AM at Saint Margaret of Scotland Church, Newark, DE, with burial at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, DE.
     
    Mrs. Helen E. Raineri who died on November 1, 2018 at age 96; she is the maternal grandmother of Thomas '85 and Stephen '87 Bozzo. Funeral Mass was this morning at 11:00 AM at Blessed Sacrament Church, Fayetteville, NY, with burial in Saint Mary's Cemetery, Fayetteville.
     
    Mrs. Marie T. Quercetti who died on November 5, 2018 at age 91; she is the mother of Nicholas, Jr. '74 and Robert '89 Quercetti, and the paternal grandmother of Nicholas III '98, Kelli (Farrell) '02, Robert '18, and Marissa '21 Quercetti. 

    Mr. Peter C. Moody who died on November 4, 2018 at age 94; he is the father of Peter A. Moody '82. Funeral Mass was at Holy Rosary, Claymont, DE on November 21, 2018.
     
    Mrs. Clare T. Gassler who died on November 7, 2018 at age 95 (born 10/11/23); she is the mother of the late Susan B. Gassler. Funeral Mass was at IHM in Wilmington on November 17, 2018.
     
    Mrs. Mildred R. O'Hara who died on November 9, 2018 at age 93 (born 7/6/25); she is the paternal grandmother of Ryan '06 and Kyle '11 Townsend and the mother-in-law of Robert Townsend '82. Funeral Mass was at Saint Thomas, Chester Heights, PA on November 15, 2018.
     
    Mr. Thomas G. Lewis III, Class of 1962, who died on November 14, 2018 at age 74; he is the father of Amy Lewis Wise '88 and Molly Lewis Hayes '90 (married to Sean Hayes '89). Funeral Mass is tomorrow, November 27, 2018 at Holy Rosary, Claymont, DE at 11:00 AM, with Viewing in Church beginning at 10:00 AM. Viewing also is tonight at McCrery and Harra on Concord Pike, Wilmington from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Burial is on Wednesday at Delaware Veterans Cemetery, Bear, DE.
     
    Mrs. Ann S. Lyon who died on November 16, 2018 at age 88; she is the mother-in-law of Elizabeth Lyon of the Guidance Department and paternal grandmother of Alexandra '09 and Michael '11 Lyon. Funeral Mass was at IHM in Wilmington, DE on November 21, 2018.
     
    Father Salvatore H. Cuccia, O.Praem. who died on November 17, 2018 at age 78 (born 9/1/40); he taught religion at Archmere from 1967 to 1986, and was also a member of the Board of Trustees. Funeral Mass was today at Saint Norbert Abbey at 11:00 AM CST, with burial in the abbey cemetery.
     
    Mrs. Florette C. Bouchard who died on November 18, 2018 at age 87; she is the paternal grandmother of Hunter '09 and Skyler '11 Bouchard. Funeral Mass will be on November 28, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Church of the Holy Child in Wilmington; there is a Visitation on November 27, 2018 at McCrery & Harra Funeral Home, Concord Pike, Wilmington from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
     
    Mrs. Carolyn Stumpo who died on November 21, 2018; she is the mother of Vincent '77, Perry '79, and Karen '82 Stumpo and the paternal grandmother of Andrea Stumpo '08.


  • October 2018

    Mrs. Joan Miller who died on September 17, 2018; she is the mother of Richard '88, Matthew '90, and Meagan '92 Miller. Funeral Mass was celebrated on October 3, 2018 at Saint Maximilian Kolbe Church, West Chester, PA.
     
    Ms. Eileen Clare Bradley, Class of 2001, who died on September 23, 2018 at age 35; she is the sister of Jack '98 and Dennis '05 Bradley. Funeral Services are private.
     
    Mrs. Kathleen B. Scully who died on September 25, 2018 at age 89 (born 11/8/28); she is the mother of John '71, Robert '72, Thomas '75, and William '79 Scully. She was the President of Archmere's Mothers Guild in 1974-1975. Funeral Mass will be on October 11, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Blessed Sacrament Church, Alexandria, VA. Donations have been suggested to Archmere Academy by her family. There is a bench in the Quad in honor of her sons.
     
    Mr. Charles J. Casalnova who died on September 25, 2018; he is the father of Charles C. Casalnova '79. Funeral Mass was on September 29, 2018 at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Springfield, PA. Burial was in Sts. peter and Paul Cemetery, Springfield.
     
    Mr. Joseph F. Campanella who died on September 26, 2018 at age 86; he is the paternal grandfather of Jillian A. Campanella '18. Funeral Mass will be on October 8, 2018 at 10:30 AM at Saint Joseph on the Brandywine Church. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.

    Mr. James E. Johnson, Class of 1946, who died on May 1, 2018 (Archmere notified today), at age 90. Funeral Mass was on May 9, 2018 at Saint Anthony of Padua Church, Wilmington, with burial following at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, DE.
     
    Mrs. Joan Del Giorno who died on September 27, 2018 at age 73 (born 2/14/45); she is the maternal grandmother of Thomas '15 and Peter '16 Diamanty. Services were on October 7, 2018 at the Blue Ball Barn, Wilmington, DE.
     
    Mrs. Kathryn G. Kiley who died on October 2, 2018 at age 71; she is the mother of Adrienne Kiley Noel '93.

    Mrs. Angela Lucia Diaz Pena who died on October 15, 2018 at age 78 (born 3/2/40); she is the maternal grandmother of Christian '14, Presley '16, and Oliver '20 Conaty. 

    Mrs. Wanda S. Scott who died on October 13, 2018 at age 87; she is the maternal grandmother of  Jamie '04 (married to Ryan Emptage '04),  Kelly '06, and Jonathan '09 Wohlhagen. 

    Dr. Dominic M. Gioffre, Sr.
    who died on October 20, 2018 at age 74; he is the father of Christina '86, D. Michael '90, Sarah (Rogers) '93, and the late Michele (Smith) '88 Gioffre. 

    Mrs. Dolores Abessinio who died on October 26, 2018 at age 100 (born February 17, 1918); she is the paternal grandmother of Vincent '93 and Joanne (Fabrizio) '97 Abessinio.
  • September 2018

    Mr. Frank R. D'Onofrio who died on August 24, 2018 at age 93; he is the father of Michael '70 and Mark '71 D'Onofrio.

    Mr. Harry F. Albert '78 who died 9/4/18 in Maryland; he is the brother of Anne Marie Albert '77 (married to Jay Borneman '76).

    Mr. Carl D. Kumpf who died on August 28, 2018 at age 86; he is the father of Steven '78 and Carl '82 Kumpf. The Funeral service will be on Friday, September 14, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Brandywine Valley Baptist Church, Wilmington, DE. Burial will be at Gracelawn memorial Park, New Castle, DE.
     
    Mrs. Barbara R. Gorman who died on September 5, 2018 at age 91; she is the mother of Thomas '76, Richard '78, and the late Michael '70 Gorman. Funeral Mass was this morning at 10:30 AM at Saint Mary of the Assumption Church, Hockessin, DE. Burial followed at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Cemetery, Wilmington, DE.
     
    Mrs. Dolores Hernick who died on September 5, 2018. She is the mother of John '80, Mark '81, and Diane (Harris) '83 Hernick, and the paternal grandmother of Madison '17, Evan '19, and Jake '21 Hernick. 

  • August 2018

    Mr. Francis J. Nowaczyk, Sr. Class of 1959, who died on August 21, 2018 at age 77 (born 7/29/41). He is the father of Frank '80, John '87 (married to Ciara O'Connell '87), Susan '89, Michael '93 (married to Danielle Andrisani '94), and Daniel (early 80's, did not graduate); paternal grandfather of Ryan Nowaczyk '18; and brother of Robert A. Nowaczyk '65.
  • July 2018

    Mr. Patrick J. Dolan '56 who died on July 1, 2018 at age 79 (born on 9/13/38); he is the father of Patrick J. Dolan '96. Funeral Mass will be on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 12:00 PM at Saint Madeline Church in Ridley Park, PA. I will celebrate the Mass. Pat has donated his body to science. Pat was the President of his class for three years and the President of Student Council senior year. Donations have been suggested to Archmere.
     
    Mr. Eugene J. Marinelli who died on July 4, 2018 at age 73; he is the father of Angela M. '90, Carmen J. '95 and the late Pasquale M. '91 Marinelli, and the brother of Michael A. Marinelli '76, Vincent and Carmen Marinelli. Funeral services and burial are private. Donations have been suggested to Archmere.
     
    Mr. John A. Borneman, III who died on July 9, 2018 at age 87. He is the father of John (Jay) '76 and James '81 Borneman, both married to Archmere alumnae, Anne Marie Albert '77 and Dawn Laurie '81. Funeral Mass will be on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Saint Norbert Church in Paoli, PA. Viewing will be in church beginning at 9:00 AM. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Conshohocken, PA. I will concelebrate the Mass.
     
    Mrs. Michele Gioffre Smith '88 who died today. She is the sister of Tina Gioffre '86, Michael Gioffre '90, and Sarah Gioffre Rogers '93. Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.
     
    Mrs. Stephany Christy Wall who died recently in South Carolina. She is the sister of Dr. Jennifer Christy. Services were held last week in South Carolina.

    Mr. Robert E. Quinn who died on July 13, 2018 at age 82; he is the maternal grandfather of John (Jack) '11 and Sarah '14 Donnelly. Viewing is this evening from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at McCrery and Harra Funeral Home, 3924 Concord Pike, Wilmington. Funeral Mass is on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 10 :30 AM at Saint Mary Magdalen Church, Wilmington, with burial following at Saint Joseph on the Brandywine Cemetery.
     
    Mrs. Doris P. Glenn who died on July 14, 2018; she is the mother of Jay '63, Terrance '67, and the late Shawn '65 Glenn. Funeral Mass is on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Saint Mary of the Assumption Church, Hockessin, DE, with Viewing in church beginning at 10:00 AM. Burial is at Saint Patrick's Cemetery, Ashland, DE.
     
    Mr. John P. (Jack) Udovich who died on July 15, 2018 at age 87. He is the husband (62 years) of Helen Udovich, former assistant in Archmere's Development Office; father of Clement  '81, Michael '83, Patrick '85, and Regina (Turnback) '86 Udovich; and paternal grandfather of Nicholas '16, Patrick '17, Margaret '19, and Conor '22 Udovich.
    
    Mr. Robert A. Piane, Sr. who died on July 14, 2018; he is the father of Robert '74, Bryan '79, and Joseph '83. The Viewing is today from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Jeanne Jugan Center, Newark, DE. Funeral Mass is tomorrow, July 27, 2018 at 10:30 AM at Saint Anthony of Padua Church, Wilmington, with Visitation in church beginning at 9:30 AM. Burial will follow at Cathedral Cemetery, Wilmington. Mr. Piane was the exclusive caterer for Archmere events and Patio weddings from early 1970's to 1996; many Archmere students worked at those events.
     
    Mrs. Mary Ann Pedrick who died on July 22, 2018 at age 87; she is the paternal grandmother of Steven '07 and Sarah '09 Pedrick. Funeral Service is tomorrow, July 27, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Gebhart Funeral Home, 531 Delaware Street, New Castle, with Visitation beginning at 10:00 AM. Burial will follow at Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle, DE.
     
    Mr. John J. Jordan, Jr. who died this morning; he is the father of John J. III '80, Matthew '82, and Mary '84 Jordan and the paternal grandfather of Liam '12,  Luke '15, Colleen '18, and John '21 Jordan and Patrick Wicks '17. 
  • June 2018

    Mrs. Stella J. Yiannos who died on May 23, 2018; she is the mother of Nikos '81, Daphne (Skoutelas) '84, and Demetrious '92 Yiannos.
     
    Mr. John H. Rogers who died on June 2, 2018 at age 84; he is the husband of Barbara Rogers, former religion teacher at Archmere (1999-2011)
     
    Mrs. Margaret Riley who died on June 5, 2018 at age 100; she is the maternal grandmother of Vincent Iannello '19.
     
    Mrs. Suzanne B Milligan who died on June 6, 2018 at age 87; she is the mother of Andrew W. Milligan '81.
     
    Mrs. Diane M. Hahn who died on June 9, 2018 at age 59; she is the mother of Andrew J. Hahn '14.
     
    Mrs. JoyceAnn Maahs who died on June 15, 2018 at age 76; she is the mother of Frederick Jr. '80 and Brian '81 Maahs.
     
    Mrs. Jane E. Hatchadoorian who died on June 15, 2018 at age 82; she is the mother of Lisa Hatchadoorian '89.
     
    Mrs. Dolores K. Albero who died on June 16, 2018 at age 87; she is the mother of Father Steven J. Albero, O.Praem., former religion teacher at Archmere (1992-1995) and former member of Archmere's Corporate Board (2012-2017).
  • May 2018

    Mr. Abraham H. Orgiefsky who died on April 28, 2018 at age 93; he is the father of Ronald R. Orgiefsky '81.
     
    Dr. Benjamin Weiner, DVM who died on May 4, 2018; he is the father of Robert J. Weiner '73 and Shelly Weiner Kaszynski '78 Dr. and Mrs. Weiner established the Claymont Animal Hospital in 1957, continuing there until 2010.
     
    Mrs. Mary Ann Barnard who died on May 13, 2018 at age 78 (born 6/11/39); she taught at Archmere from 1970 to 2000. She is the wife of David J. Barnard, former Archmere teacher(1968-2000) and Academic Dean (1983-2000) and mother of Andrew '83 and Ellen '84 Barnard. The funeral was yesterday in South Carolina.
     
    Mr. Frederick T. Casino who died on May 18, 2018 at age 79; he is the father of Michael '86 and the late Frederick '81 Casino, father-in-law of Cheryl Wiechecki Casino '81, and paternal grandfather of Fred '10 and Jessica '16 Casino. Funeral Mass will be on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Weldin Road, Wilmington, DE, with burial at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Bear, DE. A viewing will be held at Pagano Funeral Home, 3711 Foulk Road, Garnet Valley, PA from 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM on May 24. Mrs. Casino was the long-time secretary at IHM school.
  • April 2018

    Theodore "Teddy" Kudrick, who died on October 19, 2017; he is the husband of Colleen (McCulley) Kudrick '89. Colleen and Teddy have two children, Jake, age 12 and Kathryn, age 8.

    Mrs. Dorothy M. Bowers who died on March 23, 2018 at age 90 (born 12/17/27); she is the mother of Joseph '73, James '76, Kathleen (Ventresca) '87, and the late George '71 Bowers, and the maternal grandmother of James '09, Daniel '10, and William '17. Mrs. Bowers also worked in Archmere's cafeteria, beginning in September 1977. The Funeral Mass was on April 3, 2018 at Saint Mary Magdalen Church, Wilmington, with burial at All Saints Cemetery.
     
    Mr. Michael E. Dunning, Class of 1959, who died on March 24, 2018 at age76 (born 1/30/42); he is the brother of Stephen '61 and Richard '63 Dunning. Funeral Mass was on April 2, 2018 at Saint Helena Church, Wilmington, with burial private.

    Dr. George Mandas who died on April 10, 2018 at age 85 (born 6/7/32); he is the father of John G. Mandas '80
     
    Mr. H. Glen McGinley who died on April 15, 2018 at age 76 (born 7/31/41); he is the father of Michael G. McGinley '79
     
    Mr. Kevin J. Martin, Class of 1962, who died on April 20. 2018 at age 73; he was a part time health teacher, trainer, and wrestling coach in years 1966-1982. Kevin's Funeral Mass will be on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Saint Francis de Sales Church, 4625 Springfield Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, with Visitation at the church beginning at 10:00 AM. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, PA. The family suggested donations to Archmere Academy.
     
    Mrs. Ellen O. Wagner who died on April 22, 2018 at age 78 (born 8/2/39); she is the mother-in-law of Dr. Kert Anzilotti '88 and maternal grandmother of Grace '16 and Wyeth '22 Anzilotti. Her Funeral Mass will be on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Saint Ann's Church, 2013 Gilpin Avenue, Wilmington, DE.
     
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