NEWS

50s

Regina McDonough Theisen ’53
celebrates 30 years working in real estate in south Florida. She earned her master’s degree in educational leadership in 2013 and is passionate about teaching and helping others.

60s

Dorothy T. Palmieri ’60 moved to Reston, Va. after living in the Pittsburgh area since her Carlow graduation.

70s

Patricia Fleet Brenner ’70 published "At My Parents' Knees: A Personal Reflection on Life's Lessons and DKG Values" in volume 82-2 of The Collegial Exchange.

Vicki M. Kaufmann ’70 initiated a website for family caregivers whose loved ones have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's: caregiverfamilies.com. Kaufmann was a caregiver for her mother who had Alzheimer's and vascular dementia. In November, 2015, she published a memoir about her caregiving experience, Elegy for Mom, A Memoir of Family Caregiving, Alzheimer's, and Devotion. The book is available on her website.

Anna Egan Smucker ’70 announces that her book, Brother Giovanni's Little Reward: How the Pretzel Was Born, was published by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers with illustrations by award-winning illustrator Amanda Hall. For information, please visit annasmucker.com.

Linda L. Torres ’71 was honored as Labor Woman of the Year by the Allegheny County Labor Council. Mary Shivy Bell ’72 was named director of resident services at Community Homes of Lebanon County, Inc. She spearheads a new program assisting the elderly with subsidized housing.

Sharon (Sherry) M. Knight ’77 was one of the 12 finalists for National Teacher of the Year, Pennsylvania chapter. A visual arts teacher at Trinity High School in Washington, Pa., Knight is in her 39th year of teaching.

80s

Mary Ellinwood Wadsworth ’80 received her master of science degree in nursing from SUNY Buffalo in 2000. She is in private practice in family medicine, currently in the area of women's health. She and her husband Glenn live in Rochester, N.Y. 

M. Vaneeda Bennett ’81 was elected to the board of directors of the Adelphoi USA /Foundation in Latrobe, Pa. Francine Salley Anderson ’82 was promoted to director of alcohol and drug services for the Delaware Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health. She was previously statewide director of quality improvement for the Delaware Division of Developmental Disabilities.

Paula Fitzgerald Comella ’82 has been promoted to director of global marketing for BNY Mellon's treasury services business. She resides in Franklin Park, Pa. with her husband Jeff. Her son Christian is a sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh. Michelle Drager ’88 began a new position as executive director of the Foundation for Pottstown Education in August 2015. She has extensive experience as a fundraiser, foundation director, and marketing coordinator.

90s

Rebecca Ann Ray ’91 is a consultant at Workday’s education and government division.

Nicole Capozzi ’98 and Joshua Hogan ’97 married in 2001 and founded BoxHeart Expressions, an art gallery in Pittsburgh's Bloomfield neighborhood. BoxHeart’s 15th annual exhibit, "Art Inter/National Exhibition," features the work of 22 international artists.

Shawn McGill ’98 started Shawn McGill Consulting, Inc., in 2012, providing support to people with disabilities. The company is internationally recognized and in 2015 was voted one of Pittsburgh’s best mental health and counseling groups. 

00s

Krista Lea Johnston ’04 lives in Beaver County with her partner Alastair. She has been teaching at the Hopewell Area School District since 2004. In 2012 she earned her master’s degree in environmental education from Slippery Rock University.

Andrew Williams ’06 was honored on March 10, 2016 as one of Pittsburgh’s African American men under 40 who are helping to change our community for the better.

10s

Sharonda Cox ’11 says that, while a student, she was inspired by Carlow Art Professor Dale Huffman to become an art therapist. In 2015, she earned a master’s degree in art therapy from Seton Hill University. She would like to thank Huffman for encouraging her to believe in herself and pursue her dream.

Megan Colleen Gaughan ’13 was recently hired at Vincentian Academy in Pittsburgh’s North Hills as a freshman and junior biology teacher.

Mark William Malinowski ’13 was promoted to detective sergeant with the Ocean County New Jersey Prosecutor's Office, where he has been employed for 14 years. He oversees investigations and personnel for the economic crimes unit.

Robert Steinbrink ’13 is currently working on his master’s degree as a nurse anesthetist at Barry University in Florida. Alexis Leigh Welsh ’15 accepted a position as a staff perfusionist at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Fairfax, Va.
 

BIRTHS

Cynthia Nicola ’78, a grandson, Ari Benjamin Aladjem, born on August 7, 2015.

Valerie Phillips Mazza ’00 and her husband Joseph, a son, Cullen Daniel, born on November 23, 2015.

Pamela Coudriet Arroyo ’06, ’10 and her husband Erik, a daughter, Summer, born on November 1, 2015.

Megan Holland DiTommaso ’07 and her husband Steven, a daughter, Lucy June, born on June 9, 2015.

Marcy Lasky-Allsopp ’08, ’10 and her husband, Matthew Allsopp ’11, a daughter, Alexandria, born on July 9, 2015.

Kristin DiSanto Smida ’12 and Justin Smida ’09, a daughter, Alanna Marguerite, born on September 12, 2015.


MARRIAGES

Kristin DiSanto Smida ’12 married Justin Smida ’09 on July 6, 2013.

Kate Midgley Miller ’15 married Karl Miller on January 9, 2016.


CONDOLENCES

40s

Marybeth Garver Kusturiss, daughter of Betty Lee Weisburg Garver ’47, died December 13, 2015.

50s

Thomas Kuntz, husband of Barbara Weinreich Kuntz ’54 and brother of Lois Kuntz Eckert ’53, died May 29, 2015.

60s

John Ross Thompson, husband of Nancy Kane Thompson ’60, died July 3, 2015.  

Margaret A. Ciafre, mother of Sister Lucille Ciafre ’64, died August 17, 2015.

Helen Grazzini, mother of Norma Jean Grazzini LeClair ’66, died May 28, 2015.

Dr. J. Matthew Simon, husband of Janet DiPasquale Simon ’67, died May 20, 2015.

Phyllis T. Gentille, sister of Marilyn Gentille ’69, died March 31, 2016.

Luke J. Gill, husband of Donna Daly Gill ’69, died May 8, 2015.

70s

Lucille Kern, mother of Joleine Kern Kenaan ’70 and grandmother of Janine Kenaan Greenberg ’06, died January 11, 2016.

Maureen Cooney Casey, sister of Marjorie Cooney Marcott ’71, died November 5, 2015.

Wanda Rachuba, mother of Kathleen Rachuba ’73, died January 7, 2016.

William Welsh II, brother of Della Welsh Dobranski ’73, died January 5, 2016.

Dorothy J. Sotak Gorda, mother of Janet Lee Gorda ’76, died March 10, 2016.

Mary Lucente, mother of Annette Lucente Condeluci ’79, died September 3, 2015.

80s

Lawrence Franklin Sibert, husband of Kimberly Paletta ’80, died March 27, 2015.

Kristin Carter, daughter of Linda Whitehead Carter ’86, died June 7, 2015.

Charles E. Frauenholz, father of Deborah Frauenholz ’88, died November 19, 2015.

Elizabeth “Betty” Nicholls, mother of Jeananne Nicholls ’89, died July 16, 2015.

00s

John H. Roberts, husband of Lizzie Roberts ’00, died February 7, 2015.

Edward O’Connell, father of Mary Frances Reidell ’02, died September 28, 2015.

IN MEMORIAM


30s

Dorothy Kaiser Lamb ’38 died October 16, 2015.

40s

Ann Heger Blocksidge ’42 died December 18, 2015.

Ovetta Foster Hunt ’42 died September 15, 2015.

Margaret Cadigan Scott ’42 died February 16, 2015.

Rose Mary Settino ’42 died June 6, 2014.

Sister Anna Catherine Melichar, OSF ’43 died September 18, 2015.

Sister Amelia Toner RSM ’43 died December 24, 2015.

Dorothy Hartman Kaylor ’45 died December 31, 2016.

Claire Yunker Pandl ’46, sister of Nancy Yunker Isler ’55, died March 18, 2016. 

 

Anne C. Newell ’47 died September 18, 2015. 

50s

Catherine Campbell Evers ’52 died September 22, 2015.

Diana G. Rossi Coury ’55 died September 20, 2015.

Florence Vitevitch Lawson ’55 died January 6, 2015.

Margaret Brendlinger Plymire ’55 died August 7, 2015.

Katherine Ashton Strelecky ’56 died March 10, 2016. 

Iris A. Suess ’56 died March 30, 2016.

Mary Ann Kalis Surprenant ’56 died December 23, 2015.

Theresa Lazarchick Lenart ’58 died January 4, 2016.

Dorothy Lawless Balotta ’59 died September 10, 2015. 

Sister Mary Louise Schendel, RSM ’59 died September 15, 2015. 

Sister Maureen Watson, RSM ’59 died August 24, 2015.

60s

Martha Danko Marcell ’61 died September 21, 2015.

Ellen Oliffe Shanley ’61 died June 7, 2015.

Mary Faith Puskar ’62 died November 5, 2015.

Floann Householder Derdeyn ’63 died December 10, 2015.

Sister Aurelia Finley, RSM ’63 died October 25, 2015.

Johanna Boyle Giasi ’63 died September 10, 2015.

Kathleen Mooney Hayman ’64 died February 29, 2016.

Patricia Peterka Hunter ’65 died October 22, 2015.

Judith Sutton Blair ’66 died October 14, 2015. 

70s

Theresa Melnick ’70 died May 6, 2015.

Sister Mary Betance, OSF ’71 died August 25, 2015. 

Barbara A. Conniff ’71 died October 17, 2015.

Jeanette Costanzo Speicher ’71 died October 28, 2015.

Dolores Porter Foster ’79 died July 25, 2015.

90s

MaryBeth Davis ’90 died July 6, 2015.

James Edward Rose ’91 died January 2, 2015.

Charmaine K. Schultz ’95 died February 12, 2015.

Stephanie Dawn Hunt-Theopolis ’98 died November 16, 2015.

00s

Sandra L. Coda ’00 died September 19, 2015.