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Julian Lipinski ’18 was named Male Scholar-Athlete of 2018 by the Northeast 10 Conference. A finance major from Australia who graduated from Saint Rose in May with a grade-point average of 4.0, Lipinski was also a valuable member of the Saint Rose basketball team. Four other Saint Rose alumni have been named to the Northeast 10 Conference’s roster of scholar-athletes: Dominykas Milka ’14, Caitlin Brauer ’13, Christina Cuffari ’12, and Steve Dagostino ’08.
Cassandra Madsen G’18 has started a new position with Albany Medical Center as a communications specialist.
Nikki Buglino ’17 started as an international customer service representative at Ungerer & Company in Lincoln Park, New Jersey, where she manages global accounts for basic materials for the fragrance and flavors industry.
Taylor Rossi ’16 has been working in marketing and sheet music/accessories at Flutistry Boston since 2016. She creates social-media content, does photography, event marketing, runs live-streamed events, manages the website, and manages sheet-music and accessory ordering. “Flutistry Boston has been a wonderful experience meeting many incredible people in my field that I might not have otherwise met. Happy to say that St. Rose got me to where I am today!”
Derek Reed ’16 recently joined TripAdvisor as a software sales executive in the Boston area. He had previously been a senior business-development representative at Buildium in Boston.
Kendall Sullivan ’15 is currently working for CASES (Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services) as a social worker in Manhattan criminal court, specifically arraignments. She works with clients facing jail time, who receive the services of CASES instead. She and her colleagues are working with the mayor’s office to reduce the population in Rikers Island, and not punish those who don’t have resources. In addition, they have an alternative-to-bail program, in which they monitor clients in the community while they are fighting their criminal case. This also is moving toward reducing Rikers’ jail population and not having people sit there for months and years waiting for trial. “I love what I do and would like to thank the Social Work department for being filled with amazing social workers and educators!” she says.
Gabrielle Buzzeo ’14 and Andrew Capone ’13 are engaged, according to the Watertown Daily Times. They plan to wed in Westbury on August 4.
Jacquelyn Chyrell Richards ’14, who is pursuing her MPA at Cornell, is working on some new blogs for the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs. She has also landed a summer internship at the Child Development Council in Tompkins County. “The summer here is proving to be well worth it!” she says.
Tinamarie Stolz ’14, a campus minister at Saint Joseph’s University, shared her thoughts about observing the city of Philadelphia’s rejoicing when the Eagles won the 2018 Super Bowl. In “How to celebrate mass like your team won the Super Bowl,” she mused on ways to infuse that sort of enthusiasm into the celebration of one’s faith.
James Taber ’14 was promoted to senior recruiter at GlobalFoundries in April. He had joined the firm as a recruiter in January 2017. In addition, he announces that he has just bought his first house.
Jermaine A. Brookshire, Jr. ‘13 is working as a summer associate at Wiggin and Dana LLP in Connecticut. He is currently a J.D. candidate at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.
Alexandra (Ali) Kirsten ’13 in March began working as a channel marketing manager with Noregon Systems in the Greensboro/Winston-Salem area of North Carolina. Previously, she had been with Environmental Solutions Group LLC. She adds, “I look forward to keeping up with what fellow alumni are doing!”
Schuyler Bull G’10 hosted Presidential historian Alexis Coe at his Fort Orange General Store in Albany. The story was told by Mary Darcy ‘88 on her blog, All Over Albany, on May 24, 2018. Bull also recently became a marketing manager at Pioneer Bank, where he oversees the strategic development and execution of marketing campaigns.
Sheng Wu G’10 recently became a systems analyst in Talent Services for LinkedIn in New York City. He had previously worked at AIG as a senior HR analyst.
Ameerah Palacios, APR, MBA ’09 was promoted at Metro Nashville Public Schools to Program Manager for the Academies of Nashville, a national model for high school transformation. Ameerah leads projects for research, news, and digital content, as well as coordinating the district’s largest event, the MNPS Career Exploration Fair.
Denis Hayden G’03 passed away peacefully on June 9, 2018, at his home in Malone, New York, at the age of 68. Before coming to Saint Rose, he earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering at Pratt Institute and an M.S.ME from Union College. In 2003, he earned an Advanced Certificate in Technical Education at Saint Rose. He worked as an engineer at General Electric in Schenectady for 15 years; after earning his masters, he worked in various places around the world, including Singapore, Russia, Chad, and Australia, and eventually settled in Lake Titus, where he enjoyed gardening, fishing, and reading. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and his dog, Caesar. Donations in his name may be made to the North Country Animal Shelter, 194 Bare Hill Rd., Malone NY 12954.
Former Saint Rose President Thomas A. Manion ‘98, Ph.D., passed away on June 26, 2018, in De Pere, Wisconsin, at the age of 83. He served as the President of Saint Rose from 1973 until 1983 and received an honorary degree in 1998, when he was our Commencement speaker, as well. He held a BA from St. Bonaventure University, an MBA from Boston College, and a Ph.D. from Clark University, and served as president of Saint Norbert College (1983-2000) before becoming Chancellor there.
Zosia Marie (Joseph) Roberts-Stewart ’97 passed away after a brief illness on June 20, 2018, in the Bronx, at the age of 43. A Glens Falls, New York, native, she graduated from Granville Central School and majored in pre-law at Saint Rose, graduating with honors with a B.A. in sociology. A fun, kind soul whom friends and family described as “full of life,” she recently created an organization and program, Empowering Ellenville, that provided a place and activities for children who simply needed a place to meet and have fun. She loved all children, and had three children and a grandchild of her own, whose activities she enthusiastically supported and cheered. She enjoyed music, art, and dance, and cared for stray animals – from lost pets to injured or hungry wildlife. If they sent out distress signals or just seemed to want help, she provided them all with loving care.
Jeane Waldron (Cerrone) ’88 passed away at the age of 73 in Schenectady, New York, on May 26, 2018, after a brief battle with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. A graduate of Scotia-Glenville High School, she earned a B.A. in public communication at Saint Rose, she worked at Macy’s department store as well at the Capital Region BOCES before retiring. Quick to laugh, thoughtful and compassionate, she loved spending time with her children and their children, as well as visiting Cape Cod, supporting PBS, and working with flowers and plants. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in her memory be made to WMHT, 4 Global View, Troy NY 12180-8368. Condolences can be left online.
Kathleen Hay Sweet ’81 passed away peacefully at the age of 58 at her home on May 20, 2018. A native of Glens Falls, New York, and a graduate of Fort Edward High School, she received her bachelor’s degree as an occupational therapy assistant at Saint Rose. She worked for many years as a certified occupational therapy assistant at BOCES, the Stanton Nursing Home, and Abraha Wing School. She enjoyed teaching exercise at Gay Congdon Fitness Firm and at the YMCA, and loved gardening, boating, camping, cycling, and visiting the ocean in Massachusetts. Memorial donations in Kathleen’s memory can be made to South Glens Falls Marathon Dance, 6 Bluebird Road, South Glens Falls, NY 12803. Please post condolences here.
Patricia Donnelly Hewitt ’70 passed away peacefully on May 12, 2018, at her home in Olmstedville, New York, her home town. She earned her master’s degree in speech and hearing at Saint Rose after graduating from Plattsburgh State with a bachelor’s degree in education. She taught at Johnsburg Central School for 42 years, retiring in 1995. Friends recall that, almost every day, someone would remark to her, “You were my kindergarten teacher!” An active, happy individual, she was passionate about genealogy, crafts, decorating, and collecting buttons, as well as reading, solving puzzles, and painting. She and her husband visited all 50 U.S. states, as well as various locations in Europe. She loved doing volunteer work, and excelled at organizing, and was always proud of her Irish heritage and standing as an alumna of Minerva High School. Her family requests memorials in the form of donations to any of the following: the Francis Donnelly Scholarship Fund (checks to: Minerva Central School, with “Donnelly award” on the memo line), c/o Minerva Central School, POB 39, Olmstedville, NY 12857; High Peaks Hospice, 47 Tom Phelps Way, Mineville NY 12956; Minerva Rescue Squad POB 924, Minerva NY 12851; Minerva Service Organization, POB 922, Minerva, NY 12851; Minerva Historical Society, POB 1, Olmstedville, NY 12857; or St. Joseph’s Church, Olmstedville, NY 12857.
Susan Gormley Liskey ’65 passed away on June 9, 2018, in Millbrook, New York, after a long and difficult battle with lupus. A graduate of Webutuck High School, she earned a B.S. in elementary education at Saint Rose, and later a master’s degree in education from the University of Portland, Oregon. She taught at the Hyde Park Central School District, Dutchess County BOCES, the Spackenkill School District, and Marist College. Memorial donations in her name may be made to St. Joseph’s Church in Millbrook, or to “Water for the World, a Marist College fund benefiting Ghana (details are available online from the Allen Funeral Home in Millbrook).
Sr. Theresa Andre Brown, CSJ ’62, G’72 passed away on June 4, 2018, at the Community Hospice Inn, St. Peter’s Hospital, at the age of 89. She had been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 71 years. A native of Syracuse, New York, she received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from Saint Rose, and served in the schools of the Albany and Syracuse Dioceses for 40 years. In addition, she was a parish minister for 23 years at St. Brigid’s/St. Joseph’s Church in Syracuse. A kind and caring teacher, beloved family member, compassionate minister and faithful friend, she loved to vacation in her family’s camp in Brown’s Bay, Wolfe Island. She leaves a legacy of selfless service and dedication to her faith, family, and community. Please make contributions in her memory to the Development Office of the Sisters of St. Joseph, 385 Watervliet-Shaker Rd., Latham, NY 12110.
Corinne Carlson G’60 passed away on May 27, 2018, in Cohoes. The Buffalo, New York, native, who began her teaching career in Western New York, moved to the Capital Region in 1948, where she taught in Rensselaer County as well as operated her own business, Corinne’s Custom Clothes. As she neared her retirement after 30 years as a teacher, she became an antique aficionado, operating and owning the 1830’s House Antique Shop in Yarmouthport, Massachusetts for more than two decades. Former president of the Albany branch of the American Association of University Women, and former president of the Schodack Central Teachers Association, she was also a past president of the Alpha Kappa Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, and former vice president of the Eastern District of the NYS Home Economics Association. Contributions in her name may be made to Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research at The Lustgarten Foundation, 415 Crossways Park Dr., Suite D, Woodbury, NY 11797 or online.
Sr. Rosemarie Murray, RSM ’59 passed away on June 7, 2018, at St. Peter’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Albany, New York, after having been a Sister of Mercy for 72 years. An Albany native, she graduated from the Vincentian Institute and earned her bachelor’s degree in education from Saint Rose, followed by her master’s degree in education from Siena College. She taught at several Albany Diocese schools, including St. John’s in Rensselaer; St. Margaret Mary’s, Our Lady of Mercy, and St. Teresa of Avila in Albany; St. Mary’s, Waterford; and St. Mary’s, Clinton Heights. She loved teaching and was wonderful at engaging her students in learning, and often told stories about her young learners. She volunteered at an adult-education program in Albany’s South End in the 1960s: One of the highlights of her experience here was teaching a 90-year-old man to read. After retiring, she often entertained residents at the McAuley assisted-living facility with her guitar playing and singing. She always loved gifting friends with handmade crafts, and was a gentle, prayerful, thoughtful soul who loved people, gardening, and helping others. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Sisters of Mercy, 634 New Scotland Ave., Albany, NY 12208.
Sr. Margaret Paul Scroden, CSJ ’59, passed away on June 14, 2018, at the age of 97, at St. Joseph’s Provincial House in Latham. A Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for the past 75 years, she was born in Hudson, New York, and graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in Hudson. After graduating from Saint Rose, she taught in schools in the Albany and Syracuse Dioceses for 45 years (including 23 years at St. Mary’s). In addition, she served as manager of Central Supply at St. Joseph’s Provincial House for 16 years. A teacher who combined subject-matter knowledge with excellent teaching skills and a caring personality, she took great joy in the spiritual, social, and academic accomplishments of her students. She also loved traveling around the country with friends. Well-wishers may donate in her memory to the Development Office, Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, 385 Watervliet Shaker Rd., Latham, NY, 12110. For information, or to light a memory candle for the family, please visit this site.
Rosemary Gravina Cameron G’56 passed away at the age of 87 in Lawrenceville, Georgia. A native of Albany, New York, she earned a master’s degree in education at Saint Rose. A resident of Georgia for the last 17 years, she made many friends in her new community, as she had in New York. She loved all animals and had a special fondness for cats. The family requests that any contributions in her memory be made to the Decatur, Georgia Humane Society at pawsatlanta.org. Online condolences may be offered here.
Anna Tabolt ‘56, who passed away on February 4, 2018, suddenly made the news in May, when 26 charitable or public Lowville-area organizations discovered that she had remembered them in her will – and bequeathed them each $80,000. Tabolt, a Lowville native, graduaterd from Saint Rose with a bachelor’s degree in sociology, then joined the Welfare Department in Utica, New York, and later as a family worker in Syracuse. After earning her master’s degree in social work from Syracuse University, she worked in Central New York and Washington, D.C., before joining the preschool program at the Syracuse Family Service Center. She earned her teacher certification at Oswego State and then became an elementary-school teacher in Rochester, New York, returning to Lowville in 1972 and worked there as a second-grade teacher until she retired in 1990.
Many of the beneficiaries of her generosity – from area churches and public-television stations to animal refuges – looked back at their records, and found that Tabolt had been quietly giving them small but steady annual donations, or volunteering her time at their facilities, ever since the early 1970s. Her story ran in “The gifts of Anna M. Tabolt” in the Journal & Republican.
Patricia Ryan Babenis Hatalsky ’55 passed away peacefully on June 22, 2018, at the age of 85, at her home in Mechanicville, New York. A graduate of Mechanicville High School, she taught kindergarten I the Hoosic Valley and Stillwater Central School Districts for 31 years before retiring. She loved working with children, and is fondly remembered by many former students. She was also a member of the Dorothy Welch Choral Society, and served as cantor, choir member, and catechist at St. Paul’s Church and St. Mary’s Church in Crescent. She enjoyed spending time with friends and family and getting together with Saint Rose classmates. Remembrances may be made to either All Saints on the Hudson, or Saint Mary’s Church, Crescent. To leave a condolence, please visit this website.
Helen Frances Ray Young ’42 passed away on May 12, 2018, at her son’s home in Wilmington, Vermont, at the age of 97. A native of Castleton, she graduated from Castleton High School and was valedictorian of her Class of ’38. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Saint Rose and went on to teach high school English, French, and Latin. She retired to Florida with her husband. She loved playing golf and bridge with her numerous friends, was genuinely interested in people, and is remembered for her curiosity, consideration, and charm.
Friends of Saint Rose
James Raymond Boyle, former adjunct professor and former Board of Associates member at Saint Rose, passed away in Old Bridge, New Jersey, on May 26, 2018, at the age of 85. A native of Yonkers, New York, he earned degrees from Iona College and Fordham University. He worked for the New York Business Development Corporation in Albany, New York, was a member of the American Institute of Banking, and served on the board of directors at Teresian House Center. He enjoyed spending time with his family and going on walks with his dogs, Wags, Mittens, Pepper, and Patch. Memorial donations may be made to a local animal shelter, or online, to honor his love of animals and his children.
Nicholas DeMarco, Jr., a former groundskeeper at Saint Rose, passed away on May 27, 2018, at the age of 68, in Clifton Park. A native of Malden, Massachusetts, he worked as a senior designer at General Electric in Lynn, Massachusetts. Her moved to Clifton Park in 1991 and continued working for GE in Schenectady, New York, until retiring in 2005. After retiring, he worked as a public safety officer and was an active member of the Clifton Park/Halfmoon Fire Department and a member of the Shenendehowa Senior Center Financial Club. He enjoyed spending time with his family friends most of all. His daughter is Lalena DeMarco ’02. Donations may be made in his memory to The Community Hospice Foundation, 310 S. Manning Blvd., Albany, NY, 12208, or on the web. To express condolences, please visit this site.
William Lawrensen, who was an adjunct professor at Saint Rose from 1999 until 2009, passed away peacefully on May 9, 2018, in Halfmoon, New York. A graduate of Syracuse University and the City College of New York, he served in the U.S. Air Force and rose to the rank of Captain. He worked for many years for New York State government, retiring as associate director of NYS Department of Taxation & Finance, Revenue Opportunity Division. He was also an engineer with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. A longstanding member of the American Legion and the Elks, he he loved spending time in the Coconut Palms Resort in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, where he was on the Board of Directors. A fan of the Boston Red Sox and New York Giants, he was full of life and joy. Memorial contributions may be sent to The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of NE New York, c/o Kody’s Krusaders, at catricalafuneralhome.com (condolences may be left at the same url).
Joan Nutting Schleinitz, a friend of Saint Rose, passed away peacefully after a long illness on June 17, 2018, in Albany, New York, at the age of 90. A native of Brooklyn, she moved during high school to Peru, Indiana, after her father was stationed there during World War II. She returned to Brooklyn and worked for National Distillers in Manhattan. She married Robert Schleinitz, with whom she shared 55 happy years until his death in 2007; the couple and their children moved to Kingston, New York, in the late 1960s, where she worked as a teacher’s aide. She and Bob enjoyed their grandchildren’s sporting events, and constructed handmade doll houses for their granddaughters. She enjoyed needlepoint and making her legendary brownies, and had a rare talent for keeping in touch with friends and family.
Ronald Teal, a friend of Saint Rose, peacefully passed away on May 27, 2018, at the age of 84 at Ellis Hospital. He was born in Sand Lake, New York, and graduated from Averill Park Central School as salutatorian. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Siena College and enrolled in ROTC Army Artillery program, was commissioned as a second lieutenant, and served on active duty from 1954 until 1956. He worked as an accountant, earned his MBA from Siena, became a CPA in 1959, and became a partner of Hastings & Teal. He cofounded the public accounting firm, Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte in 1971, officially retiring in 1998, but continuing to work during tax seasons until recently. A member of the National Association of Accountants, American Institute of CPAs, and NYS Society of CPAs, he formerly served as treasurer of the Southern Saratoga Chamber of Commerce and on the Board of Directors of the Albany Symphony Orchestra. He loved square dancing, traveling, playing bridge, and spending time with his family. He was the father of Theresa McIntyre ’88. Donations in memory of Ron may be made to the American Heart Association, 4 Atrium Dr. #100, Albany, NY 12205.
We are always sad to learn of the passing of friends, but are especially sorrowed by those who leave us at a particularly young age. Matthew Tiedtke, a student at Saint Rose from 2013 to 2014, suddenly passed away at the age of 22 on June 23, 2018, in Glasco, New York. A native of Samara, Russia, he graduated from Saugerties High School with Honors in 2013. A talented skater and ice hockey player, he was voted “Best Dressed” and “Most Individualistic” by his high-school graduating class. While at Saint Rose, he loved playing hockey, as well as composing and playing music. He also invented a summer hockey game played with Frisbees called Battleground, which he enjoyed playing with friends. Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family here.
Russell Topping, husband of Maureen Topping ’60, passed away just one week before his 83rd birthday, on June 20, 2018. A graduate of La Salle Institute, he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Siena College and a masters from University at Albany. He taught at South Colonie Central High School for 32 years; after retiring, he continued serving there as a librarian and substitute teacher. A U.S. Army Reserves member, he retired with the rank of Captain. He loved reading, especially science fiction, and enjoyed vacationing in Martha’s Vineyard, where his family would gather each year. He loved singing “The Impossible Dream,” from Man of La Mancha, and stated he had cheered for the St. Louis Cardinals ever since 1946. Memorial gifts may be made in memory of Russ, to La Salle Institute, Class of 1953 Scholarship Fund, 174 Williams Road, Troy, NY 12180 or Siena College, Development and External Affairs, 515 Loudonville, NY 12211 to benefit Athletic Programs (Siena basketball in particular). To leave condolences for Russ’ family, please visit this site.