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Namedropper, 10/11/18

October 11, 2018
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Namedropper, 10/11/18

7 new members in TT 25-Year Club Seven new members joined The Times-Tribune 25-Year Club and six current members were elevated to 50-Year Club status at the organization’s annual dinner Wednesday evening at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple. New 25-Year Club members include Victoria Ann Bost, Frank M. Jurkiewicz, James Haggerty McGrath, Marc “Marty” Myers, Kristin Dickinson O’Malley, Michelle Ross and Lisa Zaccagnino. Mauri Haggerty Collins, James J. Haggerty Jr., Gerald Killian, W. Scott Lynett, Jean Haggerty McGrath and Kathleen Lynett Rose were honored as new 50-Year Club members. There are now 157 members of the 25-Year Club, 50 of whom are also members of the 50-Year Club. The event marked the 123rd anniversary of the purchase of The Times by the late E.J. Lynett, great-grandfather of the current publishers of the newspaper. The dinner, for club members and their guests, was hosted by the Lynett and Haggerty families. Tribute was paid to the memory of Robert L. “Bobby” Burke, Edward Grabowski, Willard Lewis, Thomas McCormack, George Sworin and Dennis Witiak, who died during the past year. At a brief business meeting, Sharon Lynett was elected club president, succeeding Ed Pikulski. Other officers elected were first vice president, Larry Holeva; second vice president, Don Farley; Alice Manley, third vice president; and Clare Bannon, secretary. In keeping with tradition, there were no speeches. Other 50-Year Club members include: Tom Bailey, Frank Biagioli, Perry Brunori, Tom Cometa, Frank Cossa, Dan Cusick, Thomas Evans, Angela Flannery, Jack Gallagher, Bob Gilgallon, Marlene Gregorczyk, Robert Haas, Cecelia Lynett Haggerty, Jim Higgins, Crane Holmes, James J. Houston, Jack Jordan, Walter Jordan, Jim Kane, Gar Kearney, Joe Kloss, Joseph Luby, Edward J. Lynett Jr., George V. Lynett, Lynda Lynett, Patti Lynett, William R. Lynett, Harold F. Marion Jr., Michael Mazak, Clare Missett, Robert Murphy, Joe Nieroda, John Novak, Dave O’Hara, Dick Peck, Richard Powell, Edwin E Rogers, Angelo Rose, Arnold Schick, William Sobers, Robert Walsh, Eugene Wasczcak, Romayne Washner and Dave Werner. Other 25-Year Club members include: Clare Bannon, Bonnie Biagioli, Terry Bonifanti, Alan Buntz, Maggie Callahan, Joseph Cannon, Dave Caswell, Joan Conlin, James Conroy, Robert Costa, A.J. Cross, Ron Davis, Carol Demas, Mark DiGregorio, Michael DiGregorio, Paul DeNinno, Anthony Duchnowski, Don Duffy, Daniel Duggan, Don Farley, Brian Franchetti, Robert Gelik, James George, Barry Goodwin, Jeanette Gorman, James Grill, David Haas, Daniel P. Haggerty, James G. Haggerty, Matthew E. Haggerty, Patrick Hannon, Esther Hanstein, Judy Haudenschield, Betsy Hill, George Hill, Larry Hoban, Larry Holeva, Tim Holmes, Randall Horn, Larry Howey, Katie Haggerty James, Robert T. Jenkins, John Kapp, Paul King, Steve Kleszyk, Glenn Knarr, Borys Krawczeniuk, Steve Kroptavich, Michael Laboranti, Jeff Lewis, Bobby Lynett, Christopher P. Lynett, Edward J. Lynett III, George V. Lynett Jr., Gregory E. Lynett, James B. Lynett, Jennifer Lynett, Sharon Lynett, John Locker, William J. Mang, Alice Manley, Rich Mates, Kenneth Mazak, John McAndrew, Christopher O. McGrath, Patrick J. McKenna, Jack McLain, John G. Moffitt, Michael J. Mullen, Lisa Murray, Lou Nardella, Joe Nealon, Kevin O’Neill, Cecelia Haggerty O’Rourke, Mark Passero, William Peck, Joseph Pepsin, Joe Pesavento, Edward Pikulski, R. Vincent Puchalski, Vincent A. Puchalski, Michael W. Remas, Linda Roerig, John H. Rose, Timothy C. Rose, Paul Ross, Warren D. Ross, James Rupp, Richard Seprish, Sandy Sheehan, David Singleton, Janet Slavinski, Sheila Lynett Stallman, Michael Stone, John Uglow, Sharon Venturi, Bobby Walsh, Scott Walsh, Paul Wassel and Joe Zombek.

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