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.

This page was established in April 2018. If you have a loved one that you would like included on this page, please email us at

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 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.