ALUMNI STORIES

John McKee My Life at St. John's Home

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Joseph LaPointe Joseph LaPointe, 81, died on Thursday, June 25th, 2009, at his home in Huguenot surrounded by his family.

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Mario Landolfi After a long struggle for many years to cope with breathing problems due to asbestosis, my brother, also an alumnus, Mario Landolfi, died on Feb. 7, 2009

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Charles Boglitz Bro. Charles came to St. John's early in his career. He taught in our elementary school. Though he was physically challenged with a crippled leg, he was a great teacher.

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Elmer Dunsky Bro. Elmer Dunsky is the last of the pioneer Marianist Staff who came to St. John's back in 1937. He died on September 20, 2008.

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Joseph Paul Zwintozeki Hello, I thought I'd add to your Alumni Bulletin Board.  My uncle, Joseph Paul Zwintozeki passed away 09 Sept. 2001 in Alexandria, VA.  Burial was in the Quantico National Cemetery. He had served in the US Navy and was employed by several Federal Agencies throughout his career.

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Mario Briceno One of our former residents, Mario Briceno, was featured on Eyewitness News recently because he is presently involved in an internship with Gamelab, a Manhattan game development company. He is presently a senior at the High School for Arts and Business in Queens and goes there everyday after school to test out video games.

You can read about the story below. You can also go to http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/education&id=5856029 online to check out the video featuring Mario.

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Wilmer Apolo It is the scariest experience of my life being here in Iraq.  Our job is to find and destroy IED’S (improvised explosive devices), what reporters call Roadside Bombs. Read More.
Wilmer Apolo I’m doing good for now. My company is in Ar Ramadi, Iraq.  We just don’t stay around this area. We go all around Iraq. Read More.
Luis Agront I remember as though it were yesterday. For the pageant, all of the chairs were lined up and staff and boys were seated and standing on the sides. Read More.
Dom Ferrara Hi Brother Tom, Hope all is well with all of you. Here are some pictures from the 1950’s. Maybe someone will know some of them. Hope to hear from you soon. Click here to view pictures.
Vito Belmonte Remember Vito Belmonte who died August 19th. May he rest in God's peace. Our prayers and sympathies to the whole family.
Steve Rizzo Thanks to Steve Rizzo for repairing and repainting the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary that highlights our garden. It is beautiful and hopefully alumni who visit St. John's will stop and take a look.
Wilmer Apolo Iraqi Bound - Wilmer Apolo, who is presently stationed in Germany with his wife and two children, will be assigned to Iraq after December 1st, 2005. Read More.
Michael Turello, Jr. Hi, I am Michael Turello, Jr. who arrived at St. Johns Orphanage in 1948, after two years at the Children’s Center in Manhattan with my brother, Pasquale Turello. Read More.
Mario C. "Landy" I want to thank all the guys at Jack’s hotel who are doing a great job at keeping the alumni and “Echoes of the Home” going. Read More.

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Contact info: St. John’s Residence for Boys, Inc.
144 Beach 111th Street
Rockaway Park, NY 11694
Phone: (718) 945-2800
Fax: (718) 945-4662
Email: info@stjohnsresidence.org


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