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William Maher reports that after 40 years of fun in the sun, his family finally decided to close their inground swimming pool. He says it was fun watching this process.
Richard McKay notes that because he turned 78 this pastyear, he has co-written a song for all those over 70: “We Already Beat the House.” Hear it here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCAa_Q5Ok3M During his college days Richard was in the band Frobischer Bay Volunteers, which played at theBrown Derby bar every Sunday and in college contests (“we never lost, even against big colleges like Colgate”) and were the first to perform in the new Marist theatre.
Ronald Anderson is proud to share that his granddaughter Maeve Kirwan is a Marist sophomore after Marist year in Ireland!
Robert Matthews has 11 grandchildren; in 2022, the youngest was a teenager and the oldest was 21.
Stanley E. Harris, MD ’68/’06MA has written the book The People Value Proposition: See One, Do One, Teach One …LEAD – A Physician’s Journey to Leadership. The book, published by the American Association for Physician Leadership, acknowledges that leadership begins with the individual but emphasizes that by recognizing and nurturing the value of others, everyone succeeds. The author discusses the importance of empathy, engagement, and motivation to sustain connectivity, inspire innovation, and enable new leaders to emerge. Stan is a physician executive with more than 30 years of experience in medical management operations and leadership development. He most recently served as senior medical director at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, and as the chairman of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association National Medical Policy Panel as well as on the Medical Advisory Committee of the Association. He is a member of Marist’s Board of Trustees.
Robert Hatfield was elected chairman of the Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Health System Foundation.
Raymond Jurina was the local town justice for the Town of Union Vale, Dutchess County, from 1988 to 2021. He is now retired.
Bill Nevins and his wife, Mary, work for Baldwin County, GA, as poll workers and poll monitors.
Kenneth Reid retired from his primary field in 2008. He has owned and operated Cruise Innovations Plus, a travel agency, since 1996 and now travels the world as often as possible.
Music continues to play a major role for Tom Ferrara, who co-founded The Heroic Enthusiasts with James Tabbi in 2015. The band's lead single Still Life debuted this past summer and their second EP, Crimes and Passions, was released in December. The EP is co-produced with Stephen Hague (Pet Shop Boys, Peter Gabriel, Erasure, New Order). Says Hague, “the Heroic’s songs were a breath of fresh air. When I first heard their demos, I was taken by their songcraft and musicality.” To listen, visit linktr.ee/TheHeroicEnthusiasts
Jack Walsh teaches Tai Chi, Pilates, and cabinet making.
Emmett Cooke has been retired for six years and enjoys traveling with his wife, spending time with grandkids, and volunteering in various service activities.
Richard Davis is retired and lives at the beach in South Jersey in summer and in Palm Beach, Aruba, in winter. He and his wife are enjoying their three adult children and their spouses and four grandchildren.
Edward Flournoy established EDISACOM R. E. LLC in June 2021 and is owner/president/CEO. The company assists prospective clients needing investment funding for their acquisition and construction projects as well as cost segregation services.
After retiring as vice president of investments at the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), Joseph Cocopardo has been enjoyingserving as a docent at Planting Fields, an estate in Oyster Bay, NY;volunteer tax preparer for the IRS; certified therapy dog volunteer; Eucharistic minister; and volunteering at the PGA and USGA Championships and US Open Kids’ Day at Flushing Meadows. He has also worked as a Belmont Stakes mutuel clerk.
Mark Mahoney is retired after 15 years as CEO of Energy Brokers Inc. and enjoys hanging out with his three grandsons: Brian, 6, and twins Michael and Matthew, 4. They swim and hike and generally enjoy the good life.
Debra (Foster) Collier retired from teaching twice and is now a private reading and math tutor. She and her husband, Bill, spend their time between their houses in New York and Charlotte, NC. They have two grandchildren, Liam, 3, and Saoirse, 6 months.
JB Fred Eberlein has released his first book, The 90-Degree Turn: Remaking Federal Government. He describes the book as “an apolitical theory that aims to realign the nation’s citizens with federal government assets.”
John Gavigan retired in June 2020 and has been playing a lot of tennis and golf and enjoying his grandson.
Michael Dombroski retired after a 25-year engineering career and 12 years as a massage therapist. Michael and Kathy ’79 now work a large garden with chickens and geese within the city limits of Greensboro, NC.
Fr. Paul Keenan, OFM, has been on the pastoral staff at St Anthony Shrine in Boston, MA, since September 2020. He does a lot of ministry with veterans and their families affected by alcoholism and substance abuse.
Mark Fingar became a grandfather to his daughter Brianna's daughter, Bella Fingar-Joyce. Yes, she's adorable and loves her Papa.
Sandi (Quick) Starrette was inducted into Who's Who for the second time, as well as Who's Who in Professional Women.
Rick O’Donnell retired from United Technologies Corp. after 33 years as executive director, aftermarket supply chain. Rick is now an aerospace consultant and working on his golf game after a 25-year hiatus.
Karyn(Magdalen) O’Donnell spends her time supporting Honor Guard, an organization that supports elder veterans by sponsoring Honor Flights to Washington, DC, and volunteering with the organization Friends of SoZu Kids, supporting families in need in the Ocala Forest. Rick and Karyn have two grandchildren, Virginia and Grace, both daughters of Allyson O’Donnell Marsden ’11. After nine years in Charlotte, NC, Rick and Karyn moved to The Villages in Florida. They spend summers at their other home in York Beach, ME.
Andrew Crecca was appointed district administrative judge of Suffolk County in New York State's 10th Judicial District in July of 2020.
In September, the Stevenson Library at Bard College hosted an exhibit of 22 books from the collection of Alvin Patrick. Since 1997 Al has collected approximately 5,000 rare or first edition books written by African Americans. The exhibition, “Faces of the Struggle, Frontispiece Portraits in African American Literature (1834–1949),” included portraits of some of the most notable civil rights activists of the 19th and 20th centuries. Marist’s Cannavino Library hosted an exhibit of volumes from Al’s book collection in 2019. Al is an award-winning journalist and executive producer of CBS News Streaming Originals and Race & Culture. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees at Marist.
Robert Saunders retired after 31 years of service with the federal government as a regional chief inspector with the United States Marshals Service. He has since taken a job with LexisNexis Special Services as a data analyst.
Michael Kennedy completed his third children’s book, Piper’s Pals, from which all proceeds are donated to help raise awareness for research on CADASIL, a rare genetic stroke disorder (he was diagnosed in 2015). All books are available at Kenbrightkreations.com.