• October 2017

    Kathleen Perna Yearick who died on 9/26/17 at age 74; she is the mother of Danielle K. Yearick '90.
     
    Anthony James Penna '19 who died on 10/03/17 at age 17; he is the son of Robert '85 and Melanie Penna, brother of Gabrielle '20, and nephew of Stephanie Penna Lutz '83.
     
    Joseph Vincent Cannon who died on 10/05/17 at age 94; he is the father of Donna Julian, former Trustee and President of the Mothers Guild, and maternal grandfather of Elizabeth Julian Weinig '91, Emily Julian Cocarro '92, and Jennifer Julian Hopkins '96.

    Margaret R. Harkins who died on 10/15/17 at age 91; she is the maternal grandmother of Evan '00, Tyler '02,  and Lee '04 Morris.
     
    Victor L. Leon who died on 10/07/17 at age 87; he is the father of Victoria Leon, administrative assistant to Michael Marinelli '76.
     
    Charles F. Menaquale '77 who died on 10/10/17 at age 58; he is the son of the late Charles F. Menaquale, Sr. '53; brother of Nicholas Menaquale '73; and uncle of Michael '95, Thomas '97 and Caroline '02 Manuel.
     
    Mark Whitney Ludvigson who died on 10/17/17 at age 53; he is the father of Emily '07, Shelby '10, and Mark 18 Ludvigson.
  • September 2017


    Mr. George J. Kane, Class of 1950, who died on May 20, 2017 at age 85 (Archmere notified on 8/15)
     
    Mr. John W. Craven, Class of 1943, who died on August 14, 2017 at age 92; he is the brother of William E. Craven '44
     
    Mr. Thomas E. McCue, Class of 1966 who died on August 19, 2017
     
    Mr. George T. Hebbel who died on August 22, 2017 at age 94; he is the father of Moira Hebbel O'Connor '92
     
    Mrs. Mary R. Cristanetti who died on August 30, 2017 at age 72; she is the mother of Simona Cristanetti '92
     
    Mr. Donato J. Borrelli who died on August 30, 2017 at age 90; he is the maternal grandfather of Philip '15 and Carla '17 Anderson
     
    Mr. Rocco A. DiTaranto who died on September 5, 2017; he is the paternal grandfather of James DiTaranto '05
  • August 2017

    Mr. Robert Scott Devenny, Class of 1975, who died on July 31, 2017 at age 60 (born 11/10/56); a celebration of his life will be held at the Ocean City Golf Club on Saturday, August 19, 2017, from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. (I sent you a notice on 7/31/17, but without funeral arrangements, and with the wrong date of death.)
     
    Mr. Robert L. Arangio who died on August 6, 2017 at age 78; he is the father of Robert '89 and Gina '90. The Funeral Mass was on Friday, August 11, 2017 at Saint Mary Magdalen Church, Media, PA.
     
    Mrs. Elaine F. Durney who died on August 9, 2017 at age 80 (born on July 13, 1937); she is the paternal grandmother of Philip Durney, III '09; services and burial will be private.
  • July 2017

    Mr. A. Alexander Fungaroli who died on July 27, 2017 at age 85; he is the father of Joanne M. Fungaroli '88. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated this morning at Saint Helena Church, Blue Bell, PA, with burial at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery. 
     
    Mrs. Ann Robuck who died on July 29, 2017 at age 95; she is the paternal grandmother of Mark J. '97 and Jessica L. '99 Robuck. The Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, August  4, 2017 in Erie, PA.
     
    Mr. R. Scott Devenny, Class of 1975, who died suddenly on July 30, 2017 in The Bahamas. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. I officiated at Scott's wedding at Holy Rosary Church in Claymont, and so was contacted by a family friend today. Scott used to work at Archmere in the summers. Scott currently lived in Ocean City, Maryland with his wife and twin sons (both cir. 19). Scott's wife was with him in The Bahamas.
  • June 2017

    Mr. John E. Berl, Class of 1947, who died on May 27, 2017 at age 90 (born 3/28/27). He is the brother of Richard '49 and the late William '42 Berl.
     
    Miss Mia Shorteno Fraser, Class of 2001, who died on June 12, 2017 at age 34 (born 4/30/83); she is the sister of Bianca Fraser Johnson '98. Mia's Mass of Christian Burial was yesterday at Saint Joseph on the Brandywine Church in Greenville, with burial in the parish cemetery.

    Mrs. Sylvia T. Healy who died on June 12, 2017 at age 75 (born 7/7/41); she is the wife of the late James V. Healy '49 (former Archmere Trustee).
     
    Mrs. Cynthia G. Spall who died on June 15, 2017 at age 84 (born 2/24/33); she is the paternal grandmother of Joseph J. Spall IV, '16.
     
    Mr. Anthony Travaline, Class of 1963, who died on June 26, 2017 at age 72; his funeral service will be on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 10:30 AM at the Minshall Shropshire Funeral Home, Media, PA where there will be a Visitation on Friday evening from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Burial is in Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, PA.
  • May 2017

    Herbert E. Anderson, Jr. '53 who died on July 2, 2016 at age 80 (b.9/9/35)
     
    Dante G. Scattolini who died on November 6, 2016; he is the father of  Dante '70, Steven '80, and the late Gary '72 Scattolini
     
    Janet M. Sileo who died on February 3, 2017 at age 77; she is the mother of Guy A. Sileo, Jr. '85 and Angela Sileo Murphy '87
     
    Robert J. Friel '50 who died on March 17, 2017
     
    Mary R. Buccheri who died on April 4, 2017 at age 92; she is the paternal grandmother of Carmen '03, Joseph '08, and Melissa '10 Buccheri
     
    Joan Dougherty who died on April 9, 2017; she is the maternal grandmother of Grace '17 and Faith '19 Merritt
     
    Martin J. McBride Sr. who died on April 21, 2017 at age 89; he is the father of Martin J. McBride, Jr. '71
     
    Elizabeth Fraczkowski who died on April 22, 2017 at age 90; she is the mother of Kurt '74 and David '76 Fraczkowski (her husband, Alfred, died on December 21, 2016)
     
    Capt. David Weir '82 who died on May 1, 2017; he is the brother of Daniel '84, Michael '84, and Christopher '87 Weir
     
    Mary Louise Raskob Duffy who died on May 3, 2017 at age 95 (born in the Patio at Archmere on 8/13/21 - the last of the 13 Raskob children to die)
     
    Catherine Marinis who died on May 14, 2017 at age 77; she is the paternal grandmother of Catherine '14 and Nicholas '15 Marinis
  • April 2017

    Mr. Benedict L. Carroll who died on April 10, 2017 at age 81; he is the father of Michael '74, Mark '77, and Marcella '83 Carroll.The Mass of Christian Burial is today, April 22, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Saint Katharine of Siena Church, Wayne PA. Visitation begins at 9:00 AM in church. Burial will be in Saint Denis Cemetery, Havertown, PA. I will concelebrate the Mass.
     
    Mr. John Mark Collins who died on April 11, 2017 at age 70; he is the son of the late James P. Collins, Sr. 37, former Trustee and attorney for Archmere until 1997, and brother of Kevin '76 and Christopher '79 Collins. Funeral service was held on April 15, 2017 at Chandler Funeral Home.
     
    Mr. Richard Leon Vanderloo, Class of 1954, who died on April 12, 2017 at age 80; he is the brother of Robert L. Vanderloo '58. Dick taught for 30 years in Red Clay School District and worked for 41 years at Friendly Gift Shop in Branmar Plaza. Mass of Christian Burial was on April 19, 2017 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.
     
    Mrs. Marie Barbara Sowa who died on April 14, 2017 at age 82 (born 8/15/34); she is the paternal grandmother of Alexandra '01, Victoria '06, and Matthew '06 Sowa. Mass of Christian Burial was on April 18, 2017 at Saint Joseph on the Brandywine Church, Greenville, DE.
     
    Mr. Barton Preston Quaintance who died on April 15, 2017 at age 91; he is the father of Douglas Quaintance, former Trustee, and paternal grandfather of Robert '05 and Daniel '08 Quaintance. Funeral Service will be on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Concord Presbyterian Church, 1800 Fairfax Boulevard, Wilmington, DE, with Visitation beginning at 10:00 AM. Burial will be in VA on April 29.
  • March 2017

    Mary Adele Pace who died on March 13, 2017 at age 56; she is the sister of Samuel '71, Armand '74, William 76, James 81, Catherine (Scott) '82 and the late Vincent '73.
     
    Ann B. Scattergood who died on March 14, 2017; she is the mother of William K. Scattergood, Jr. '60.
     
    Walter C. Keiper, Sr. who died on March 16, 2017 at age 83 (born 7/26/33); he is the husband of Nancy Keiper, retired long-time Archmere tennis coach.
     
    Harry L. Hundermark who died on March 18, 2017 at age 85; he is the father of Harry K. Hundermark '78.
     
    Adele Trifiletti who died on March 21, 2017 at age 97; she is the paternal grandmother of Mary Elizabeth Trifiletti '89.
     
    Marie R. Bertram who died on March 30, 2017 at age 93 (born 8/7/23); she is the mother of Kenneth C. Bertram '77.
  • February 2017


    William L. Murphy '62 who died on December 8, 2016 at age 72 (born 5/11/44)
     
    Pauline S. Zagarella who died on January 21, 2017 at age 90 (born 4/21/26); she is the mother of Father John Zagarella, O.Praem. Director of Guidance at Archmere
     
    Domenic J. Martino '83 who died on January 24, 2017 at age 52 (born 9/30/64)
     
    Eileen C. Moeller who died on January 26, 2017; she is the maternal grandmother of John '98, Robert '01, and Max '06 Long (their mother, Julianne Long, is long-time 8th grade teacher at Saint Aloysius Academy)
     
    Betty Jane Sniadowski who died on January 30, 2017 at age 95 (born 10/3/21); she is the mother of the late John W. Sniadowski '65 (RIP 8/14/99)

    Thomas F.X. Rafferty, Jr. who died on January 24, 2017; he is the father of Thomas F., III '74 and Brian J. '77 Rafferty
     
    Frances D. Waldron who died on February 6, 2017 at age 91; she is the mother of Patricia D. Pomeroy, former science teacher/department head at Archmere (1978-2011) and maternal grandmother of Paul J., III '88 and Melissa '90 Pomeroy. The Funeral Mass is today at 10:30 AM at Saint Cecilia Church in Philadelphia, with burial in Resurrection Cemetery, Bensalem, PA.
     
    George R. Oliver who died on February 8, 2017 at age 75 (born 6/25/41); he is the father-in-law of John Cirillo, Archmere's Director of Finance, and maternal grandfather of Melissa '13 and Jennifer '17 Cirillo. The Funeral service is tonight at 6:30 PM at Doherty Funeral Home, 1900 Delaware Avenue, Wilmington; further services and burial will be held in Plain City, Ohio. The Mass during 7th period today will be for Mr. Oliver.

    Caroline E. Kuhwald who died on January 27, 2017 at age 94 (born 8/12/22); she is the mother of Mark Kuhwald '76. Services will be held privately at a later date.
     
    Stella R, Gehrt who died on February 13, 2017 at age 95 (born in 1921); she is the mother of W. Thomas '67 and Russell L. '70 Gehrt and the paternal grandmother of Matthew T. Gehrt '96.  Services will be private at the Delaware Veterans Cemetery; her husband, Warren, died on 9/4/15.
     
    John E. Dougherty, Jr. '52 who died on February 15, 2017 at age 83. Mass of Christian Burial was on February 22, 2017 at Saint Joseph on the Brandywine Church, with burial following in the adjoining cemetery.
  • January 2017

    Mary Katherine Denny who died on November 25, 2016 at age 96; she is the mother of James Denny, former history teacher at Archmere.
     
    Shirley Ann Ciarlo who died on November 28, 2016 at age 81; she is the mother of Gregory '84, Brian '86 and Sandi '89 Ciarlo.
     
    Helena Coyle who died on November 30, 2016 at age 102 (born 6/8/1914)); she is the paternal grandmother of Kevin '82 and Eric '88 Coyle.
     
    Robert J. Gregore who died on December 2, 2016 at age 87 (born 10/2/29); he is the father of Carol Gregore Borris '81.
     
    Dr. Aletha I. Ramseur who died on December 10, 2016 at age 72 (born 3/18/44); she is the mother of Tewana '83 and Paul '87 (a current Trustee of Archmere) Ramseur.
     
    Barbara C. Mueller who died on December 15, 2016 at age 86; she is the mother of Barbara Mueller Weyler '86 and Daniel P.Mueller '88.
     
    Lakshmisri Chatterjee who died on December 17, 2016 at age 64; she is the mother of Pia Chatterjee '99.
     
    Alfred R. Fraczkowski who died on December 21, 2016 at age 90; he is the father of Kurt '74 and David '76 Fraczkowski.
     
    Genevieve Bloom who died recently; she is the maternal grandmother of Bradley '96 and Brent (at Archmere 1995-1996) Thomas.
  • December 2016

    Charles J. Garland, Jr. '70 who died on January 10, 2015.
     
    Charles B. Whitestone '69 who died December 25, 2015.
     
    Frederick A. Schollins who died on September 22, 2016 at age 95; he is the father of William F. Schollins '64 and paternal grandfather of William F. Schollins, Jr. '90.
     
    Richard M. Beck who died on October 18, 2016 at age 78 (born 5/12/38); he is the father of Richard M. Jr. '82 (Archmere Trustee), Christopher '85, and Peter '85 Beck and paternal grandfather of Max '17, Patrick '18, Riley '18, and Avery '19 Beck.
     
    Father Owen J. Mullen who died on October 19, 2016 at age 78; he was a teacher, counselor, and coach at Archmere from 1969 to 1975. He was a priest of the Diocese of Wilmington.
     
    William J. McClafferty, III who died on October 19, 2016 at age 89 (born 7/6/27); his is the father of the late Shawn McClafferty '76 and paternal grandfather of Bryan McClafferty '03.

    Clara K. Terris
    who died on October 19, 2016 at age 88; she is the mother of Alexander Terris '79.
     
    Anthony M. Vari who died on October 19, 2016 at age 53; he is the father of Grace Vari '19
     
    Carl Deirmengian who died on October 26, 2016; he is the husband of Cristina Deirmengian, former Spanish teacher at Archmere and father of Carl '92 and Gregory '96 Deirmengian.
     
    Patricia Jefferson who died on October 31, 2016; she is the maternal grandmother of  Madison '17 and Evan '19 Hernick.
     
    John G. Ambrogi '76 who died on November 3, 2016 at age 58 (born 3/15/58); he is the father of Jessica '04, Christopher '11 and Michael '11 Ambrogi; he was football coach at Archmere 1983-2015).
     
    James T. Collins who died on November 12, 2016 at age 90 (born 5/2/21); he is the father of Paul J. Collins '75, Margaret Coillins Coffin '81, and John '86.
     
    Dolores McCloskey Bailey who died on November 16, 2016 at age 80; she is the mother of William D. Bailey III, '84. Her Funeral Mass will be on December 10, 2016 at 10:30 AM at Saint Joseph on the Brandywine Church; Visitation will begin in church at 9:30 AM.
  • September 2016

    Mr. Andrew R. Halko who died on August 27, 2016 at age 74 (born 2/7/42); he is the father of Andrea Halko Roberts '95.
     
    Mr. Domenico R. Bonvetti, Jr. who died on August 31, 2016 at age 87 (born 2/19/29); he is the paternal grandfather of Robert W. Bonvetti '98. 
     
    Mr. Wayne Curtis Weldon, Jr. '99 who died on August 29, 2016 at age 35 (born 7/24/81); he is the brother is Karen Weldon Donaghy '92, Kristin Weldon Peri '94, Kimberly Weldon Piersig '95 and Andrew Weldon '01 (at Archmere 97-98). 
     
    Mr. Carmine J. Rappucci who died on September 6, 2016 at age 69 (born 2/22/47); he is the father of R. Christopher  '91 (married to Maria Cole '94), Michael '94, and Gina '02 Rappucci. 

    Mr. John J. Commiskey, Sr. who died on September 13, 2016 at age 84; he is the father of John J. Commiskey, Jr. '78.
     
    Mr. Robert F. Quinn, Sr. who died on September 15, 2016 at age 81 (born 8/10/35); he is the father of Robert F., Jr. '79 and Mark A. '80 Quinn. 
     
    Dr. Henri F. Wendel, Valedictorian of the Class of 1943,  who died on September 18, 2016 at age 91 (born 9/12/25); he is the son of the late Mr. Harry A. Wendel, music teacher at Archmere 1939-1945; brother of Martin M. Wendel '45 (RIP 3/15/15); father of Christopher '70, Gregory '75, and Gloria '80 Wendel; and paternal grandfather of Timothy Wendel '02.
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Amen.