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1949   MARY (LOBOSCO) ZANFINO’s handmade Christmas cards were on display at the Totowa Public Library. Zanfino’s cards have gained acclaim for her use of watercolors in her scenic nature and wildlife paintings. Born in Paterson, the 86-year-old has lived in Totowa for more than 60 years and has been making her creations since 1993. She also dabbles in other areas of art such as stained glass and silhouettes, including folk art on wood as well as regular picture paintings.

1966   JAMES P. MACK, EdD, of Ocean Township received Monmouth University’s coveted “Distinguished Teacher Award” for 2014. Mack is a professor of biology at the university, where he has taught for 41 years.

1969   ALAN R. NOBLE has published his newest book, Climbing for Roots: Christian Foundations for the Young. The book covers the doctrines of Christian faith from a young person’s perspective...WILLIAM JOHN OLIVER retired after 43 years as an educator. He taught AP and honors chemistry at Fair Lawn High School and was adviser for the school’s Chemistry League teams.

1970   MARY ANN (ROSS) COOPER has announced the release of the memoir Once We Were Eight by Raymond Fishler. She was the book’s editor.

1971   JOHN B. ALFIERI was named principal of Bernardsville Middle School. Alfieri was previously superintendent of schools in Livingston.

1973   RONALD M. BERKMAN, president of Cleveland State University, was profiled in Cleveland Jewish News. Since assuming the presidency there in 2009, he has elevated the school’s academic status and steered the transformation of its Ohio neighborhood...Greg D’Alessio, MA ‘77, received the Man of the Year Award at the 2014 NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association) State Convention in Orlando, Florida. D’Alessio received the award for his advocacy work in his congressional district and for his leadership and dedicated service as Chapter 0033 President. He resides in St. Augustine, Florida...MICHAEL DONOW has been appointed part-time interim business administrator for the Ho-Ho-Kus Public Schools...ANN F. GROSSI was named 2014 Alumna of the Year and inducted into the County College of Morris’s Alumni Wall of Fame. She was honored for her outstanding personal achievements, community service, and commitment to the school’s alumni association. Grossi currently serves as Morris County Clerk.

1965   JOHN SHEEHAN, a guitarist, singer, and songwriter, performed a program featuring the lute and the guitar at the Dorothy Henry Library in Ringwood.

1976   CHARLES CUCCIA was appointed business administrator and chief municipal financial officer for Little Falls.  He also served as the township’s qualified purchasing agent.

1977   RICHARD ALLSTON is the director of the New Jersey Polyphonic A’Cappella Community Ensemble...SUSAN BULANDA’s book, Soldiers in Fur and Feathers, Animals That Served in WWI: Allied Forces won third place in the non-fiction category of the National League of American Pen Women national contest...JO-ANNE (SCHLESER) MCCAUSLAND was selected as Teacher of the Year at Pearl Sample Elementary School in Virginia. She also represented the entire school system as this year’s Culpeper County Public School’s County Teacher of the Year...NICHOLAS MULICK, an attorney who heads his own firm in Tavernier, Florida, has been appointed to the Sixteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission...FRANK TAMBERELLI was appointed director of small business and entrepreneurial development for Stanly Community College in North Carolina.

1978   JAMES A. FIFE, a retired history teacher for Harrison High School, was selected by the Harrison Town Council to serve as interim mayor...KAREN (NELSON) NEMETH published a book for leaders, administrators, and directors in early childhood education titled Teaching Young Dual Language Learners: A Guide for PreK-3 Leaders...THOMAS J. PISZCZATOSKI was appointed chief human resources officer at St. Mary’s Medical Center and Palm Beach Children’s Hospital in Palm Beach, Florida...DOUG SNELSON published his latest book, Who’s Got the Face? The 48-page, rhyming children’s picture book follows a playful, energetic dog named Face through his day and in the process teaches children about the various parts of a dog’s anatomy.

1979   EDWARD COOKE, a second grade teacher at Byram Lakes Elementary School, was honored as one of the district’s recipients of the Governor’s Teacher Recognition Award…FRANCIS MCENERNEY of West Orange was named the 2014 Essex County Irishman of the Year. A partner in McEnerney, Brady & Co., a certified public accounting firm, he is involved in numerous community organizations...ANDREA (TURATTI) ONORATO has been named executive vice president—director of retail operations for Valley National Bank.

1980   JOHN FELICE of River Edge is the Bergen County Freeholder Chair Pro Tempore and works for Roche Diagnostics where he specializes in sales of medical devices for New York-area hospitals...KATHY-LYNN (FRANK) GARIBOLDI is the lead designer and owner of reInvented Spaces, an interior design firm in Raleigh, North Carolina...FRANK PAVESE performed a piano concert at the Mahwah Public Library.

1981   JOSEPH DIGIACOMO, a teacher at Montville Township High School, was recognized as one of the district’s Teachers of the Year.

1982   LORELEI (NIEMI) MOTTESE, the director of government relations for Wakefern Food Corporation, was inducted into the Connecticut Food Association Hall of Fame. She also received the 2014 Griffin Report Women of Influence Award.

1983   FRANK CORRADO has been named a senior accountant for Suncoast Mental Health Center in Fort Pierce, Florida…DONALD GUY GENERALS JR. was appointed president of Philadelphia Community College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He previously served as vice president for academic affairs at Mercer County Community College.

1984   JOSEPH CERCONE was appointed as an adjunct clinical assistant professor at Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry...CLINT HOFFMAN was appointed mayor of Wall Township. He served as deputy mayor in 2013.

1985   WAYNE MARTIN was named to the board of directors of the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan in Montgomery, New York. He is a partner with GKG, a certified public accounting and business consultant firm.

1986   DENISE MIHAL became the sixth female hospital president in the Novant system as she was named president of Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

1987   WILLIAM J. MATTNER was named vice president of clinical engineering services for TriMedx, a healthcare technology management organization...JO-ANNE (CARUSO) MITCHELL was selected as the 2013 Realtor of the Year for the Passaic County Board of Realtors and the New Jersey Association of Realtors.

1988   BRAD E. MUNIZ, CPA, was elected president of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants for a one-year term...SCOTT SERBIN was named president of the New Jersey Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is the director of provider marketing at Emergency Medical Associates in Parsippany.

1989   MIKE BRUCHAC was on the panel for the talk “Beyond IQ: Why Character Matters in Education” at Caldwell’s First Presbyterian Church. He is the vice principal at Morristown High School...MARIANNE WILLIAMS retired as principal of the Willard School and was honored by the Ridgewood Board of Education with the dedication of the Marianne Williams Media Center during the school’s awards ceremony.

1990   ERIC ALEXANDER, a jazz saxophonist, was profiled in the June 2014 issue of Downbeat magazine. His latest CD, Chicago Fire, was recently released…LORRAINE STANCHICH-BROWN was named assistant director for the 11th annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival in Palm Beach, Florida. A published poet, she teaches at Nova Southeastern University.

1991   William Paterson sweethearts and music majors ALEX BOCCHINO and ELENA BOCCHINO are both music teachers. Alex teaches in the Summit Public Schools, where he directs the Summit High School Percussion Ensemble and works with the marching and jazz bands. He also serves as director of percussion studies at Caldwell College. Elena is the vocal music director at Butler High School where she was named Teacher of the Year in 2012. She is also the adult choir director and cantor at St. Ann’s Church in Parsippany. Their three children are involved in music as well.

1992   CHRISTINE (TORSIELLO) KEAVENEY was appointed assistant vice president/senior mortgage underwriter of the retail lending department of Sussex Bank...MICHAEL LOMBARDI was promoted to senior vice president, domestic sales by Earth Networks, the company known for its WeatherBug  applications...HOPE MAY was honored by Central Michigan University at its Woman of the Year Luncheon for her work in human rights and international criminal justice that includes and promotes the work of women. She is a professor of philosophy at Central Michigan University.

1993   DR. RICHARD S. HUMISTON, owner of Humiston Family Chiropractic in Hendersonville, North Carolina, recently celebrated the 14th anniversary of his business.

1994   CHAD BERGACS received the 2014 Hall of Fame Alumni Award presented by the Kingwood Township Education Foundation.  Bergacs is an Emmy Award-winning video editor for NBC...VICTOR HAYEK was appointed superintendent of the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional school district…DONNA (TOTH) SHELICHACH became the new principal of John F. Kennedy Elementary School in Wayne. She has been with the Wayne school district for 18 years.

1996   GREGG CARUSO is the editor of Science and Religion: Five Questions, a collection of interviews with influential and prominent philosophers, scientists, theologians, and others. He is an associate professor of philosophy at Corning Community College in New York…MARK TOBACK, MEd, was named superintendent for the Wayne public schools.

1997   BRYAN HOLT was named head football coach for J.P. Stevens High School in Edison…MIKE LAUTERHAHN, head coach for the William Paterson baseball team, was profiled in the April 2014 issue of 201 Magazine.

1998    ALEXIS COLE performed at the 34th annual Sarasota Jazz Festival in Florida. She is a jazz vocalist with several CDs to her credit.

1999   LOUIS FRANZETTI won his first Indy United States Bowling Congress Open Championship Tournament title.  Franzetti was the College Bowler of the Year in 1998...JENNIFER MEISTEN was named principal of Beck Middle Academy in South Carolina...JOE PURCELLA was named head football coach for Teaneck High School...ROXANNA VIVANCO was promoted to vice president, community development manager for TD Bank in Ramsey...JOE WALKER and his wife Melissa are the owners of Jersey Strength Systems, a fitness center in Pompton Lakes...DANIEL B. YOUNG was promoted to lieutenant of the Vernon Township Police Department. He is a 13-year veteran of the department.

2000   BARBARA COHEN retired from Bloomfield High School where she worked as a guidance counselor for more than a dozen years...MARTY CRAWN is the new studio manager for Paul Kiesche Design, a high-end custom graphic design and illustration studio...MICHELE R. PILLARI was appointed superintendent of the Woodland Park School District.

2001   JAIMEO BROWN, a jazz drummer, was profiled in the June 2014 issue of Modern Drummer…JEFFREY BURR was featured as guitarist with the Vince Lateano Quartet during an appearance at a Jazz in the Neighborhood event in Long Beach, California...ANDREW YOUNG, president of Garden State Commercial Cleaning Services and TruBlu Carpet Care, was one of 28 entrepreneurs from the Philadelphia area to participate in the Goldman Sachs “10,000 Small Businesses-Philadelphia” class at Community College of Philadelphia.  Young spent 14 weeks at the college studying a business and management curriculum designed for small business owners.

2002   LISA MARIE (BRADLEY) COATES was named assistant education administrator/vice principal for the Grafton Integrated Health Network in Richmond, Virginia...MICHAEL A. MAYER was named district supervisor of athletics/instruction supervisor for the Waldwick schools...STEPHANIE PRIMAVERA was appointed principal of Apshawa Elementary School in West Milford. Primavera previously taught second and third grade at the Aaron Decker Elementary School in Butler for 10 years...ANDRE RICHBURG was named dean of enrollment management and college relations at Atlantic Cape Community College in Mays Landing. Richburg previously served as the school’s director of recruitment and admissions.

2003   CHRIS PERROTTA has been promoted to principal at the accounting and business advisory firm Nisivoccia LLP in Mount Arlington. Perrotta, a CPA, is a member of the Commercial Audit Group...Vocalist SARAH VERSPRILLE performed with the new age band Pure Bathing Culture at the Flying M Coffeegarage in Nampa, Idaho.

2004   ITAY GOREN was featured as a pianist with the Gabriel Chambers Ensemble in Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania. Goren is the founder of the Open Door Concert Series at Ramapo College...Guitarist DANIEL HINDMAN performed with the band Pure Bathing Culture at the Flying M Coffeegarage in Nampa, Idaho...SAMANTHA MCCOY is the new director of the West Caldwell Public Library. She was formerly the director of the Lee Memorial Public Library in Allendale…Artist DIANE NEGLIO displayed her artwork at a recent charity event held at Bograd’s Furniture in Riverdale...JAMEEL M. ROBERTS is a music producer who co-produced the Usher single, “Good Kisser,” and the Omarion single “You Like It.” Roberts has also worked with Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, and Kelly Rowland.

2005   BRIAN MCCARTHY, a composer, arranger, and saxophonist, celebrated the release of his latest album, This Just In, during a concert at Town Hall Theatre in Rutland, Vermont…TIM WALSH has launched eleven nine studios, a full-service advertising agency in Toms River whose services range from traditional print to social media marketing.

2007   KIMBERLY BATTI, MFA, a visual arts teacher at Indian Hills High School in Oakland, has helped transform the program to offer more variety of course choices to students...DANIEL ESTEVES was sworn in as a police officer in Kearny…NIKKI MARRA is a producer for 1210 WPHT-AM in Philadelphia and also appears on a rock music show on 103.7 FM in Atlantic City.

2008   MATTHEW CORVO, a social studies teacher at Hawthorne High School, was named Hawthorne Teacher of the Year...TRACEY DITOLLA was a featured artist at the 2014 Art Walk in Washington in Warren County. She is a painter who focuses on watercolors and collage...NOORUS S. KHAN was elected president of the Essex Chapter of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants. She is a manager for Smolin Lupin & Co., PA in Fairfield.

2009   CARLOS O. CANO was selected as one of 18 participants from across the country for College Board’s Enrollment Leadership Academy. Cano is an assistant director of admissions at William Paterson...JOSE MARTINEZ, a classical vocalist who is a graduate of Rosa Parks High School in Paterson, returned to perform there as part of a special alumni choir concert.

2010    JESSICA PURN, a teacher of children with autism at Ryerson School in Wayne, is working to launch an after-school program for children with special needs.

2011   FREDY AREVALO was appointed as a science teacher at Waldwick Middle School...ANTHONY DYKSTRA became part of AFR/eLEND’s new marketing team.  He is serving as marketing/web designer...JUDITH RHEA PUNZALAN is an analytical chemist at Bristol-Myers Squibb…NICHOLAS J. SCHEIBNER earned the Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) designation.  He is employed by Baron Financial Group...BILLY TEST, a jazz pianist, performed as part of the Johnstown Concert Series in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

2012   BRENDA BELOHOUBEK returned to the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera’s stage to perform in La Traviata...DANIEL CASILLO joined the ranks of the Montville Township Police...DANIEL COLANERI was a contestant on Wheel of Fortune...DAVE FERRAZZANO was sworn in as a patrol officer for the Township of Washington Police Department...DAVID HERTEL is the Chamber Ambassador for the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce in New York.  He is the co-owner of the Blackberry Inn Bed and Breakfast in Watkins Glen…RYAN LEE started a new career opportunity with KPMG LLP in finance and accounting.

2013   RYAN BARCKLEY worked on the Telethon Planning Committee for the inaugural Livingston High School TV Studio Telethon…DANIEL BELFIORE, MBA, is an economic development specialist with the U.S. Small Business Administration...MICHELLE CORTESE is an apprentice at Rock City Tattoo & Piercing in Belleville...Air Force Airman MARIO M. MASCITELLI graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas...STACEY MCCAFFERY and AMANDA ZOOK presented a classical chamber music concert at Mahwah Pubic Library as part of its Summer Music Festival.  They are two-thirds of the Harlow Trio, a group that formed as a student ensemble at William Paterson…TODD ROMANO is an assistant football coach at James Caldwell High School...SIOBHAN (FINN) TAUCHERT was appointed principal of Betsy Ross Elementary School in Mahwah.

2014   RAYNA CARUSO is the new softball coach at Madison High School...NICOLE WALLS is a first-year assistant coach for the Bordentown High School softball team.

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2006   Kevin Kohan to Carolina Rue (3/1/14)

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1971    VIENO POPE
            Largo, FL
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           CAROL RUSSO
           Kinnelon, NJ
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1972   RITA I. BEHSON, MA ‘77
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           Wayne, NJ
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           Boynton Beach, FL
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           Fair Lawn, NJ
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           AMELIA LEMBO
           Lecanto, FL
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