In Memoriam

 Our Cherished Brothers

Forever our brother you will be. Forever in our hearts you will stay. This webpage is dedicated to all of our St. Peter’s alumni who have gone before us.

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October 1, 2021

  • Robert G. Silvestri ’64 passed away on Oct. 1, 2021, at the age of 75. Robert was a history teacher for 43 years before retiring. He found his greatest joy in being a husband, father and grandfather.

September 27, 2021

  • Gerard “Jerry” Eick ’82 passed away on Sept. 27, 2021, at the age of 57. Jerry devoted his life to protecting his family and his city as a detective for the NYPD and, later, a special agent with the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office.
  • Steven Yaccarino ’82 passed away on Sept. 27, 2021, at the age of 57. An avid racing fan, Steven was the owner of the Yaccarino Motorsports team. He served in a 34-year career with the NYPD before his passing.

September 12, 2021

  • John Costigan ’51 passed away on Sept. 12, 2021, at the age of 88. John served as a first lieutenant in the USMC from 1956-1958 and later as CFO at St. Vincent’s Hospital before his retirement.

August 24, 2021

  • Stephen J. Reilly ’71 passed away on Aug. 24, 2021, at the age of 68. Stephen protected the citizens of New York for 21 years as a member of the FDNY’s Engine Company 155.

August 18, 2021

  • Andrew P. DiLorenzo ’07 passed away on Aug. 18, 2021, at the age of 32, following a heroic battle with lung cancer. Andrew was an entertainer whose titles included Game Show and Radio Host, Actor, Comedian, and more.

August 5, 2021

  • Frank J. Pellino passed away on Aug. 5, 2021 in the V.A. Hospital in Paducah, Ky. after a battle with ALS. Frank served as a Seabee for United States Navy in Vietnam from 1969 to 1971.

August 3, 2021

  • Theodore Francis Zwiesler ’43 passed away on Aug. 3, 2021, at the age of 95. Theodore was awarded a Bronze Star for his service in WWII. He continued this life of service following his tour, serving as an assistant scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America, a volunteer in his local soup kitchen and more.

July 27, 2021

  • Kenneth Brown ’72 passed away on July 27, 2021, at his home at the age of 61. Kenneth was a radiology technician at Geisinger Medical Center whose family described him as a “tireless tinkerer.”

July 31, 2021

  • Vince Sullivan ’53 passed away at the age of 85. A golf pro by trade, Vince loved the stock market, astronomy and old movies.

May 16, 2021

  • Dennis Wheeler ’69 passed away on May 16, 2021, at the age of 69. Dennis worked as a NY/NJ Sandy Hook Harbor Pilot for over 40 years.

May 12, 2021

  • Dennis J. Fleming ’66 passed away on May 12, 2021. Dennis led a life devoted to the betterment of others. His roles included NYC are representative for Junior Achievement, first Executive Director of the Rockland County Youth Bureau and founder of the Rockland Community Foundation.

April 24, 2021

  • Deacon Charles Robinson ‘55 passed away at the age of 83 on April 24, 2021, at Bay Health Hospital, Dover, Delaware. He earned a master’s degree in pastoral care and counseling from Newman College. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Maureen Robinson.

April 3, 2021

  • David Rava ‘09 of Staten Island, passed away on April 3, 2021. Dave was known by his friends and family as being kind, loyal and one-of-a-kind.

April 1, 2021

  • Andrew Esposito Jr. ‘00 passed away on April 1, 2021. He lived in Brooklyn and is survived by his wife and children.

March 30, 2021

  • Salvatore Gatto Jr. ‘88 passed away at the age of 50 on March 30, 2021. He was a New York City police officer who spent his lifetime helping those less fortunate than himself. Sal was an avid fisherman and scuba diver and a true lover of nature and all animals.

March 16, 2021

  • Lawrence “Larry” Sullivan ’56 passed away on March 16, 2021, at the age of 81. Lawrence was an actor, author and professional storyteller who acted in over 50 major theatrical productions throughout the country.

March 3, 2021

  • Joseph Sansone ‘57 passed away on March 3, 2021. He was an avid golfer, bowler, skier and tennis player who owned Cary Tire in West Brighton for 30 years. He loved traveling with his wife and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

March 2, 2021

  • Brother Robert Carnaghi passed away on March 2, 2021. An FSC former principal of St. Peter’s Boys High School, he dedicated his life to serving others. His assignments included reform schools, orphanages, and serving as a formator of teachers in Nairobi, Kenya. He served in the missions of Africa and Jamaica and was finally requested home to the missions of New York City where he was an athletic director, assistant principal, principal and president.

February 26, 2021

  • William Burke ‘84 passed away on February 26, 2021. He was a retired New York City Firefighter and 9/11 survivor. He loved being involved with his children and cherished coaching baseball and basketball and attending dance recitals and plays.

February 14, 2021

  • Audrey Claire Frisch passed away on February 14, 2021. She was a St. Peter’s volunteer turned employee for more than 35 years.

January 30, 2021

  • Robert C. Koss, 82, a St. Peter’s Boys High School graduate who was a U.S. Army veteran who had a long banking career, and also was a league champion bowler, died Jan. 30, 2021.

January 15, 2021

  • Thomas O’Rourke ‘49 passed away on January 15, 2021. He was a decorated soldier drafted in 1952 and served in Korea until 1954. He went on to serve in the New York City Fire Department for 25 years.

January 1, 2021

  • Thomas Kubinski ‘82 passed away on January 1, 2021. He enjoyed cooking and baseball. He is survived by his mother, sister and two brothers.

December 30, 2020

  • Michael Wojtacki ‘04 passed away on December 30, 2020.

December 26, 2020

  • William E. Sheridan Jr. passed away on December 26, 2020, at the age of 78. After graduating from St. Peter’s Boys High School, he served in the Marine Corps and went on to coach basketball at the high school and college level, and professionally in Europe.

October 8, 2020

  • Justin McCarthy ‘57 passed away on October 8, 2020. After serving in the Air Force, he went to college to get his degree in business. He went on to have a 40-year career at Chase Manhattan bank. He loved the beach and spending time there with his grandchildren.

April 9, 2020

  • David Raftery ‘54 passed away on April 9, 2020, from Parkinson’s Disease. He worked for 34 years as a New York City social worker. He is survived by his wife of almost 52 years, their two children and three grandchildren.

February 22, 2020

  • Vincent Martire, passed away on February 22, 2020, at the age of 87. Vincent continued his education after graduating St. Peter’s at the City College of New York. He also served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War from 1951-1955. Following his service, Vincent went to work for TWA, a major airline at the time, for 40 years. Outside of work, Vincent enjoyed spending time and taking walks with his wife of 62 years, Nerina.

February 13, 2020

  • Stanley S. Schodowski, a graduate of St. Peter’s, passed away on February 13, 2020, at the age of 91. Stanley served with the Army Signal Corps and is a veteran of the Korean War. Stanley received multiple awards including the Inventor of the Year Award (1991) from the New Jersey Inventors Congress, the Army Science Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement (1976) and the Army Research and Development Achievement Award (1984). His hometown of Ocean Township, NJ proclaimed October 12th as Stan Schodowski Day in his honor.

January 16, 2020

  • James J. Mortimer Jr., class of 1964, passed away on January 16, 2020. He grew up in West Brighton and was inducted into the St. Peter’s Boys High School Cross Country Hall of Fame in 2017. James was a lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps and earned a bronze star for his service in Vietnam.

January 12, 2020

  • John J. Dugan of Eltingville, Staten Island, N.Y., passed away peacefully on Jan. 12, 2020. He was born in 1941 in Staten Island and attended St. Peter’s Boys High School. John received his bachelor of arts degree in education from Manhattan College and master’s degree from Wagner College. He was a dedicated teacher, beginning his teaching career at Port Richmond HS and teaching at PS 14, PS 17 and PS 54 where he spent 26 years until the time he retired in 1997.

December 30, 2019 

  • Daniel E. Meehan ‘47, passed away on Dec. 30, 2019, in his home in Milwaukee, WI, at the age of 89. A devoted husband, loving father, and adventurous sailor, Dan’s many adventures at the home and around the world left the gifted storyteller with a life worth sharing and a legacy of kindness and generosity.

December 21, 2019 

  • Andrew J. Budnik ’07 passed away on Dec. 21, 2019, at the age of 30. Andrew served as a Surgical Technician with Coney Island Hospital. He loved the great outdoors.

December 9, 2019 

  • Bernard George Milne, class of 1949, passed away on December 9, 2019. He served in the U.S. Air Force for three years during the Korean War as an air policeman. He then served 22 years with the NYC Police Department, followed by 10 years as a custodian at Holy Family Church in Staten Island. He later moved to New Jersey where he loved spending time with family, including 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

November 23, 2019

  • Denis J. Dooley II passed away on November 23, 2019. After graduating from St. Peter’s, Denis attended Providence College in Rhode Island and graduated as a commissioned officer through ROTC. Denis went on to attend  Georgetown University Law Center. After graduating from law school in 1961, Denis served in the U.S. Army. Following his service, he worked at various financial institutions supporting their legal compliance departments and later worked as a Deputy Attorney General for Gaming Enforcement with the State of New Jersey. Denis and his wife of 50 years, Kathleen, moved from Staten Island to Bernardsville, NJ in 1971. Here, they raised their three children and Denis was extremely involved in many community organizations and his church.

November 9, 2019

  • Richard J. Dublinski, class of 1953, passed away on November 9, 2019. He was a New Brighton native, served in the U.S. Army and worked for 30 years with ITT Hartford.

November 8, 2019

  • Russell F. Siller, former St. Peter’s teacher, passed away on November 8, 2019. Siller was a genuine Renaissance man, teacher, poet, writer and athlete who embodied the spirit of simple joy and peace of St. Francis.

November 1, 2019

  • Kenneth J. Donohue, class of 1949, passed away on November 1, 2019. Born and raised in West Brighton, he remained a lifelong resident. Ken attended Wagner College before entering the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Ken then worked as a forensic photographer with the United States Public Health Service Hospital. He also photographed many weddings over the years and was involved in animal rescue during his retirement. Ken enjoyed spending time with his family including his wife of 56 years, Evelyn, 5 children, 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

November 1, 2019

  • Thomas Rigney “Citos”, class of 1997, passed away on November 1, 2019. He was a member of the Department of Transportation and loved spending time with his family.

October 26, 2019

  • Andrew Dalessio, class of 2010, passed away on October 26, 2019. He was a nurse at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan. He is survived by his wife Kendall and she is expecting their first child, a boy, in April.

October 22, 2019

  • Frank T. Carretta, former St. Peter’s football coach, passed away suddenly on October 22, 2019. Frank was an avid football fan and his love for the game led him to coach various teams in the community for 50 years. Frank also treasured spending time with his family, including his wife of 52 years, Alvina, their children and grandchildren.

October 12, 2019

  • Staten Islander James Drury, class of 1953, passed away on October 12, 2019. Drury went on to enlist in the U.S Army during the Korean War and later was an active member of the Reserves and National Guard. He worked for Halsmer Airport and British Airways at Purdue University Airport as a flight instructor before retiring in 1976.

September 25, 2019

  • David Carlin, class of 1975, passed away on September 25, 2019. Carlin worked for more than 30 years with the EPA Water Pollution Control System of New York City until he retired in 2015.

September 23, 2019

  • Joseph F. Cummings, class of 1966 and native Staten Islander, passed away on September 23, 2019. He was a New York City teacher of social studies and economics for more than 20 years.

September 20, 2019

  • Daunte Heath, class of 2011, passed away on September 20, 2019. He was a member of the United States Army and was stationed in Georgia.

September 12, 2019

  • John Tobin, class of 1956, passed away on September 12, 2019. He was a noted athlete, coach, administrator and considered by many to be one of the founders of modern interscholastic track on Staten Island. He returned to St. Peter’s to coach in the fall of 1960, and not only continued the winning tradition at St. Peter’s, but elevated the program to a new level, where the Eagles could be super-competitive in off-Island competition.

September 3, 2019

  • John Darcey, class of 1942, passed away on September 3, 2019. He was a native Staten Islander and a decorated World War II Navy veteran who served on the USS Miami and received six battle stars, which included raids on Iwo Jima, Okinawa and Leyte Gulf. Darcey was also a FDNY lieutenant with more than 32 years of service.

September 1, 2019

  • Walter Osborn, class of 1961, passed away on September 1, 2019. He was a lifelong resident of Staten Island and his accomplishments epitomized a life-long commitment to volunteerism and community service. He was an Air Force veteran, a Knights of Columbus member, commander of the Color Corps and volunteered with many local organizations, including spearheading the Wounded Warrior Project on Staten Island with his wife, Grace.

August 14, 2019

  • Martin J. “Marty” Ryan, class of 1977, passed away on August 14, 2019. He was a data service technician for MKI Securities and an avid Ranger, Mets and Giants fan.

August 4, 2019

  • James Daggett, class of 1964, passed away on August 4, 2019 in Poughkeepsie, NY.

August 2, 2019

  • James Joseph Andrews, class of 1961, passed away on August 2, 2019. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a nuclear weapons specialist. He later went on to work a career in retail store management.

July 27, 2019

  • Thomas Lawrence England, class of 1945, passed away on July 27, 2019 at the age of 91. He was a native Staten Islander and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He later joined the E.R. Moore Company where he worked until his retirement in 2002.

July 15, 2019

  • Thomas F. (TK) Kackle, class of 1960, passed away on July 15, 2019. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and later worked on Wall Street for more than 30 years. He is survived by his wife Laura and his children TJ and Amy.

July 11, 2019

  • Richard Saldibar, class of 1967, passed away on July 11, 2019 in Manahawkin, NJ. He was a continuous supporter of the Eagles track team.

June 29, 2019

  • Philip Everett, class of 1946, passed away on June 29, 2019.

June 23, 2019

  • Jason “Jay” Marshall, class of 1984, passed away on June 23, 2019 after preventing a bus he was a passenger on from flipping. He saved the lives of 13 passengers as he tried to get the bus under control.

June 2, 2019

  • Brother James Kelly, a Christian brother of St. John Baptist de LaSalle, and former principal of St. Peter’s Boys High School, passed away on June 2, 2019 at De La Salle Hall on the campus of the Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft, N.J. He was 88. Kelly was a teacher at St. Peter’s Boys High School, where he served as principal from 1987 to 1991, and eventual president, a position he fulfilled until 2015, at which time he retired to the Christian Brothers Academy, and became a resident of De La Salle Hall.

April 3, 2019

  • Bob (Robert) Kingston, Class of 1968, went on to graduate Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a degree in Nuclear Engineering. He worked for Stone and Webster in Boston until attending Boston University to get his MBA. Bob later worked for IBM until he and his family moved to Breckenridge, CO in 2006 where he started a solar thermal business of designs and consultation. He is survived by his children, David and Jessica, and his wife, Pat.

May 28, 2019

  • Thomas Downing, class of 1948, passed away on May 28, 2019. He served in the U.S. Army and worked for 28 years in the New York City Police Department as a beloved officer in the community.

May 20, 2019

  • Andrew Calcagno, class of 1983, passed away on May 20, 2019. He worked as a personal injury lawyer in the tri-state area and devoted countless hours for victims of 9/11. He is survived by his wife Regina and children Nicholas, Laura Jean and James.

May 4, 2019

  • Thomas J. Driscoll, class of 1973, passed away on May 4, 2019. He is survived by his wife Elaine, daughter and two grandchildren.

April 2, 2019

  • Lawrence Cummings, Class of 1962, was a member of the U.S. Navy and served in Vietnam. He also served as a member of the NYPD for 22 years.

March 31, 2019

  • Edward J. Zurmuhlen, class of 1953, passed away on March 31, 2019. He was a member of the St. Peter’s track and field/cross country teams. He went on to excel as a diver at Georgetown and served in the U.S. Army.

March 28, 2019

  • Thomas Paccione passed away on March 28, 2019. He was a member of the Class of 1978.

February 24, 2019

  • Wayne Brewster, Class of 1978, went on to get his degree from St. John’s on S.I. and then his law degree from Washington University in St. Louis, MO. He passed away on February 24, 2019.

February 6, 2019

  • John Schierenbeck, class of 1982, passed away on February 6, 2019. He lived in Rhode Island.

December 14, 2018

  • William A. Koffer was a lifelong Staten Islander and NYFD firefighter for 26 years. Bill also served in the U.S. Army in Germany. He was a member of the Class of 1957 and passed on December 14, 2018.

December 3, 2018

  • Joseph Louis Bianco Sr., Class of 1958, passed away on December 3, 2018. He was successful in his professional life as a project manager in the tri-state area, and oversaw the construction of SUNY Oswego. He later embarked on a 10-year career as a carpenter and dock builder foreman, and finally retired as a construction superintendent with the Board of Education.

November 8, 2018

  • On November 8, 2018, Ron Langell of the Class of 1958 passed away at his New Jersey home. A friendly guy with a warm sense of humor, Ron spent his career with the U.S. Small Business Administration. He was a loyal alum.

November 6, 2018

  • Thomas Boylan Jr., Class of 1980, passed on November 6, 2018 after an extended illness. He was employed by Pershing Company for more than 30 years.

November 4, 2018

  • Thomas McCarthy was an EMT, police officer, beloved husband and loving father. He was a member of the Class of 1981 and passed away on November 4, 2018.

October 6, 2018

  • Andrew F. Tushak, Jr., class of 1948, passed away on October 6, 2018. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Signal Corps during the Korean War and assistant Vice President of Bankers Trust for 40 years. He also served as president of Staten Island New York Bankers Association, treasurer of Staten Island Yacht Club and Staten Island Gun Club.

September 10, 2018

  • John P. Ghigliotti, 97, a graduate of St. Peter’s Boys High School, World War II veteran and a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

August 23, 2018

  • Native Staten Islander Peter J. Murray, 76, of Randall Manor, a graduate of St. Peter’s Boys High School and a longtime teacher who was active in the political arena, having once run for Congress, died Wednesday.

June 9, 2018

  • Donald J. Cameron Class of 1959 – Donald is survived by his sons, Patrick and Daniel. As well as his Daughter Lauren.
  • James Hooke was a member of the Class of 1950 and passed away on June 9, 2018.

May 22, 2018

  • Native Staten Islander Thomas J. Drake, 85, a graduate of St. Peter’s Boys High School, a Korean War veteran and parishioner of St. Patrick’s R.C. Church who enjoyed golfing, horse racing, reading about history and spending time with his family, died Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

May 18, 2018

  • Proud Marine, retired FDNY firefighter, business owner, accomplished builder and carpenter – Ken O’Brien, 85 (Class of 1950), of Port Richmond, died peacefully on Friday, May 18, 2018.

April 30, 2018

  • Native Staten Islander Mark P. Sweeney, 60, of West Brighton, a graduate of St. Peter’s Boys High School, parishioner of Sacred Heart R.C. Church and an avid golfer who enjoyed fantasy baseball, embracing his Irish heritage and spending time with his family and friends, died Monday, April 30, 2018.

April 9, 2018

  • Native Staten Islander Ross J. Accardo, age 67, of Concord, a graduate of St. Peter’s Boys High School and owner of Winters Caterers who enjoyed making others happy through his food, died April 9, 2018.

January 22, 2018

  • Native Staten Islander Thomas Ihnken, age 84, passed away on January 22, 2018. He graduated from St. Peter’s in 1951 and joined the United States Navy where he served for four years as quartermaster on the Battleship NJ. He later went to work for IBM for the next 33 years before he retired. In 1961, he married Ann Landon, raised five children and were blessed with 13 grandchildren.

January 19, 2017

  • Joseph Dunne, class of 1965, served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era before retiring as an Army Reserve colonel. He worked for the State of New York’s Office of Court Administration for 30 years. In later years, he served as a youth league umpire in Edison, NJ.