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Andrew Melton (1942)
Andrew J. Melton Jr. '42 VSB died on October 15, 2014.  
Submitted on Oct 16 2014.
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Mary-Jo Gilsdorf (1989)
Mary-Jo Gilsdorf (1989) recently established Gilsdorf Law, LLC located in Glen Mills, PA. Mary-Jo recently was employed at L. F. Driscoll Co., LLC as Director of Legal Services. "After practicing as in-house counsel for over a decade for a large regional construction management company, I decided to take the next step by opening a practice focusing on arbitration and mediation and providing legal counsel in the construction industry."  Click here for photo
Submitted on Oct 15 2014.
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Arthur Divittis (1953)
Arthur L.Divittis, PhD '53 CLAS died on October 11, 2014.  
Submitted on Oct 13 2014.
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Thomas Barcellona (1970)
Thomas M. Barcellona '70 VSB died on October 8, 2014.  
Submitted on Oct 13 2014.
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Martin Kelly (1957)
Martin J. Kelly '57 VSB died on July 12, 2014.  
Submitted on Oct 13 2014.
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Mary Sloderbeck (1988)
Mary Jane Sloderbeck '88 MS died on February 17, 2014.  
Submitted on Oct 13 2014.
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Michael Renga (1991)
Michael J. Renga '91 COE age 44, died on October 9th in Arlington, VA. Preceded in death by his beautiful and charismatic wife Anita Cheng. Survived by two wonderful children Lily and Peter. Beloved son of Catherine and the late Richard V. Renga. He leaves behind his sister Mary Catherine Carr and her family, husband Brian, and their three children Christopher, Elizabeth and Patrick. He leaves behind his sister Ann Marie Dubanowitz and her family, husband Paul, and their three children Mason, Andrew and Morgan. He leaves behind his brother Peter Renga, and his wife Lisa, and their three children Gabriella, Arianna and Rocco.

Michael was raised in Plainfield, NJ. He was a graduate of Villanova University, class of 1991 and he received a masters of Environmental Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. He recently worked as a business manager at Covanta Energy.

Michael was an outgoing and a caring person to many friends and family. He enjoyed playing golf and spending vacations at the Jersey Shore.
Contributions may be made to Doctors Without Borders or The Renga Cheng Children Educational and Care Fund. This fund was established in the name of Lily Renga and Peter Renga at Charles Schwab & Co. Inc. Tysons Blvd, Suite 150, McLean, VA 22102.

Arrangements are entrusted to Murphy Funeral Home in Arlington, VA (www.murphyfuneralhomes.com). Services will be held at St. Ann's Church in Arlington, VA at 11:00 am on Saturday October, 18th. The family plans to have a memorial service at the Church of St. Helen in Westfield, NJ at 11:30 am on Saturday November 15, 2014.  
Submitted on Oct 13 2014.
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Thomas McInerney (1956)
Thomas A. J. McInerney '56 VSB died on June 20, 2014.  
Submitted on Oct 13 2014.
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Patricia Wright (1967)
Patricia S. Wright '67 MS died on July 4, 2014.  
Submitted on Oct 13 2014.
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Michael Cuskey (1940)
Michael W. Cuskey, Jr. '40 VSB died on September 19, 2014.  
Submitted on Oct 13 2014.
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Career News
Mary-Jo Gilsdorf (1989)
Mary-Jo Gilsdorf (1989) recently established Gilsdorf Law, LLC located in Glen Mills, PA. Mary-Jo recently was employed at L. F. Driscoll Co., LLC as Director of Legal Services. "After practicing as in-house counsel for over a decade for a large regional construction management company, I decided to take the next step by opening a practice focusing on arbitration and mediation and providing legal counsel in the construction industry."  Click here for photo
Submitted on Oct 15 2014.
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Amy Barone (2003)
Amy B. Barone í80 VSB, is a finalist in the New Womenís Voices Chapbook Competition from Finishing Line Press. Her new poetry book, Kamikaze Dance, will be released in January 2015. She sits on the board of the Italian American Writers Association and is a professional member of PEN America Center.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Oct 10 2014.
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Births & Adoptions
Tara (Hooper) Saraceno (2000)
Tara Hooper Saraceno '00 VSB welcomed a boy.  
Submitted on Sep 29 2014.
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Rebecca (Fahrendorf) Hawkins (2001)
Rebecca (Fahrendorf) Hawkins (2001) is proud to announce the birth of triplets (3 girls). They were born on January 25, in Cincinnati, OH.

Triple the blessings, triple the fun! The Hawkins triplets made their grand entrance on January 25, 2014, at 4:25 PM (because they needed to catch the Wildcats beating Marquette in OT). Katherine Jessica (3 lbs 5 oz / 16.5 in), Alicia Nicole (3 lbs 9 oz / 16.5 in), and Carolyn Elizabeth (3 lbs 8 oz / 16.5 in) are the newest members of Nova Nation, proudly wearing blue and white. The happy parents are of course busy, and very thankful for the prayers of the VU community.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Sep 22 2014.
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Marriages & Engagements
Terese (Molinaro) Kartholl (2005)
Terese (Molinaro) Kartholl (2005) and Bradley Kartholl are happy to announce their marriage on August 30, 2014 in Chicago, IL .  
Submitted on Oct 12 2014.
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Nicole Lombardo (2007)
Nicole Lombardo '07 married Mark Giugliano '06 VSB.  
Submitted on Sep 29 2014.
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Catching Up
Albert Colleluori (1977)
Albert Colleluori '77 MA, retiring after a 41 year career in Catholic Education with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, and the Diocese of Camden, New Jersey in June 2014. He has served as a teacher of Chemistry and Physics, counselor, and administrator. He served as Assistant Principal for Academics at Northeast Catholic HS, Principal of St. John Neumann HS, and Principal of Camden Catholic HS in Cherry Hill New Jersey during his career.  
Submitted on May 19 2014.
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Wesley Mullen (1972)
Wesley Mullen (1972) writes, "I have just published my first book, "City Sketches," available in paperback at Amazon.com. Villanova community members can get a copy of the e-book with a 50% discount by ordering from my website (www.travelsbitch.com) and entering the promo code VU72."  
Submitted on Mar 17 2014.
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Educational News
John Heilmann (2008)
John F. Heilmann, IV (2008) received a Masters in Taxation from Villanova University on May 18, 2014.  
Submitted on Sep 20 2014.
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Caroline Kelly (2010)
Caroline Kelly '10 CLAS received a Juris Doctor Degree from New England Law, Boston in May 2014. She graduated cum laude and was on the Dean's list from 2011-2014.  
Submitted on Sep 18 2014.
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General
Pamela (Coyle) Brecht (1988)
Pamela Coyle Brecht, Esq., '88 will be a featured presenter at the Philadelphia Bar Associationís 2014 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference on October 17, 2014 in Atlantic City, NJ. Pamela is a senior associate in the firmís Philadelphia office.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Oct 9 2014.
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Gregory Fairbanks (1985)
Monsignor Gregory J. Fairbanks '85 CLAS is living in Rome and working for a Vatican office, the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. He has has been granted the title of Chaplain of His Holiness, with the honorary title of Monsignor.  
Submitted on Sep 29 2014.
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In Memoriam
Andrew Melton (1942)
Andrew J. Melton Jr. '42 VSB died on October 15, 2014.  
Submitted on Oct 16 2014.
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Arthur Divittis (1953)
Arthur L.Divittis, PhD '53 CLAS died on October 11, 2014.  
Submitted on Oct 13 2014.
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