Alumni Class Notes: November 2012

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William Kiehl ’67, Mountville, had his fourth book, “The Last Three Feet: Case Studies I Public Diplomacy,” published in September.

Col. Joseph Agostinelli, DPM ’77, Niceville, Fla., was elected a life member of the American Military Surgeons of the United States for 30 years of continuous service as a military surgeon, professor and consultant.

Catherine Potash ’80, Hamilton, N.J., celebrated 20 years with St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center in Lawrenceville, N.J., as an admissions liaison. She is responsible for assessing patients for admission to rehabilitation at this comprehensive facility operated by the Diocese of Trenton.

Col. James Cummings, M.D. ’88, Chevy Chase, Md., is the new director of global emerging infections surveillance and response system (GEIS), a division of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center.

Chris Schneider ’91, Naperville, Ill., has been named to the finance committee and board of directors of the Ray Graham Association for People with Disabilities. RGA serves nearly 2000 children and adults with primarily intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout DuPage County, Ill.

Paul Matey ’93, South Orange, N.J., was appointed deputy chief counsel to Governor Chris Christie.  

David Guarino ’96, Clark, N.J., has been named global head of communications for S&P Dow Jones Indices, the world’s largest index provider and home to the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average.

Stephen Timchack, PsyD ’98, Bear Creek, has obtained board certification in clinical psychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology. He maintains a private practice in Kingston.

Rev. Thomas Muldowney ’99,
Scranton, was appointed vicar general of the Diocese of Scranton. Father Muldowney also serves as a chaplain for the Pennsylvania State Police.

Thomas Welsh ’99, Warren, N.J., was promoted to assistant principal for student affairs at Immaculata High School in Somerville.

Maria Boulis Villafuerte, D.O. ’03, Royal Oaks, Mich., a physician at Kingswood Hospital, was part of the team selected for a Focus on People Award of 2012 recognizing their project, “Psychiatry Readmission Prevention (PReP): Pediatrics Team.” This award acknowledges teams who achieve success in the seven pillars (people, service, excellence, quality & safety, growth, research & education, community, and finance) of The Henry Ford Experience.

Joseph Pierce ’03, Greenville, N.C., was one of 10 Ph.D. students selected nationally for research support from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) in June. The ACSM Doctoral Student Research Grant Initiative will fund his dissertation project entitled “Role of Skeletal Muscle-Released Myokines in Human Fat Lipolysis.” 

Allyson Urie ’06, Kingston, N.Y., graduated from Drexel University with a master’s degree in library and information science through Drexel’s iSchool program. She is currently a volunteer at the Kingston library where she assists the reference department weed and updated the health collection.

Maria Gubbiotti ’11, Falls, is a second year medical/Ph.D. student at Jefferson Medical College. She is a member of the Pathology Honor Society, global health chair of the AMA Student Association and vice president of the Pathology Interest Society.  

Conor McMenamy ’11, Florham Park, N.J. is a regional internal wholesaler at AXA Equitable.


Melissa Scott ’03 to Edward Vaks
Dawn Wagner ’05
to Pete Duda
Alex Lentini ’07, G’10
to Erin O’Connor ’09
Francis Gradijan ’08
to Jee Hyun Lee
Julia Haddon ’10
to Michael Losito ’10


A son, Edward Mortimer “Teddy,” to Dan and Kristen Sarisky Williams ’92, New York, N.Y.
A son, Miles Emilio William, to Eugenio and Amy Cirminello Gil ’96, Monroe Township, N.J.
A daughter, Julianna Marie, to Brian ’96 and Dawn Sileo, Archbald
A son, James Francis, to James ’97 and Jennie Broderick, Jersey City N.J.
A son, Reese William, to Robert and Nancy Bassano Molinet ’00, Newton, N.J.
A daughter, Sofia Marie, to Demetry and Anna DiPaola Gemolas ’00, Frederick, Md.
A son, Christopher John, to Chris and Erin Keating Ott ’01, Millersville, Md.
A son, Alexander, to Michael and Melissa Nebzydoski Chiarelli ’01, Vine Grove, Ky.
A son, James, to James and Lauren Quirk Crawford ’01, G’02, Pottstown
A son, Justin Miles, to Neal and Kristina Walsh Karnovsky ’01, New York, N.Y.
A daughter, Adrianna Marie, to Anthony and Angela Drace McCloskey ’03, Harrisburg
A son, David Lev Chaim, to Edward and Melissa Scott Vaks ’03, Lansdale
A daughter, Avery Elizabeth, to David and Krystle Blew Fulton ’09, Denver, Colo.

In Memoriam

Raymond A. Caldarelli, M.D. ’43, Hartford, Conn.
Carl F. Siracuse ’48, Dallas
Paul F. Waters, Ph.D. ’49,
Washington, D.C.
Walter E. Seigle, M.D. ’56, Scranton
Anthony J. Semenza ’58, Old Forge
James E. Farley, Jr. ’60, Venice, Fla.
James Pickard ’60, Archbald
Paul J. O’Donnell ’64, Jessup
William J. Witaconis ’64, Oreland
Allan T. Edwards ’65, Hopewell, N.J.
William Scott Van Nostrand ’65, New York, N.Y.
Joseph E. Cronkey, M.D. ’68, Waverly
David G. Kristunas ’68, Duryea
J. Wayne Morgan ’68, Scranton
Gerald J. Dougher ’73, Scranton
Richard A. Tremmel ’75, Throop
John J. Yaskoweak, Jr. G’77, Nanticoke

In Memoriam, Friends & Family

Dr. Remedios Dy-Sanchez Rigoroso Alfelor grandmother of Maria Boulis Villafuerte, D.O. ’03
George Cameli father of Sandy ’82
Romayne Stuckart mother of Marc ’78 and Matthew ’86

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