RAUL DANIEL GUERRERO recently graduated from the University of Central Florida with a BS in Electrical Engineering Technology, Photonics Concentration. He is still living in Orlando but considering job offers from Phoenix and Southern California.
KATHERINE STAAB graduated from college in 2001 and is a 3rd grade teacher at St. Mark's Catholic School. She became engaged to Michael Peugh, a Specialist in the U.S. Army, on April 7th.
In Loving Memory
MICHAEL C. GULLMAN ’02 passed away unexpectedly on January 21, 2007 in Tallahassee, FL. Mike was 23 years old and a 2006 graduate of Florida State University. He was employed at the FSU College of Law. Mike is survived by his parents, John and Rosemary, and his brother NICK ’05, as well as numerous other family and friends. He was a member of the Raiders Ice Hockey Club where his dad John and brother Nick are still coaching the Raiders Gold and Blue teams. Mike's family thanks everyone in the STA community for their kind prayers, best wishes and their generous donations to the Michael C. Gullman Memorial Fund at St. Thomas Aquinas High School.
MIKE VANDENABEELE was a member of the STA tennis team for all 4 years and a state champion. He graduated from Augusta State University with his BA in Business Management in 2005 and his Master of Business Administration in May. Mike attended Augusta State on a tennis scholarship and finished his 4th year playing with them last year. He was the assistant men's and women's tennis coach for the school while he was earning his MBA.
2002 ERIK BRIGNETI graduated from Florida State University last year with a BA in Economics. He is currently employed with Carnival Cruise Lines corporate office in Miami as a Supervisor Budget Analysis.
JULIANNA TESTA is attending Nova Southeastern working
PhD in Marketing.
She is a Recruiting
THOMAS GERALD "JERRY" SHAW ’84 died December 2, 2006 at his home in Bowling Green, KY. Jerry had suffered from ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease. He was a native of Medford but grew up in South Florida. While he was at the University of Florida, he earned an SEC Football Championship ring. He graduated from the Business College of Florida Atlantic University. Jerry married Pamela Waldrop Shaw and worked as her partner in their business. Jerry was instrumental in the creation of the Boca Raton Bike Club, now one of the largest in Florida. He will be remembered as a magnificent and gentle person, gifted with a wonderful sense of humor.
TERESA LYNNE ROHWEDDER ’81 passed away peacefully in her sleep in December 16, 2006 after a year long battle with breast cancer. Teresa received a BS degree in Food Science from the University of Florida and graduated with honors in 1986. In 1994, she graduated from the New England School of Law. Teresa was the Managing Editor of CARLAW and HouseLaw, dedicated full time to writing and producing the publications for CounselorLibrary.com. She also launched the Spot Delivery newsletter, a monthly report focusing on legal issues at the retail level of the automobile financing and leasing industry.
STEPHEN CHARLES MCKIBBIN ’69 passed away on Friday, April 20th. He was born in Mobile, Alabama and was a 20 year resident of Florida, living in Pompano Beach. Before retirement, Stephen was an investigator for the Wage and Hour Division with the US Department of Labor. He is survived by his wife, Karen and daughter, Stephanie Hawkins and numerous other family members.
Lauderdale. Julianna became engaged.
CECILIA WONG attended FSU. In 2006, she was named one of 50 most promising minority students in advertising by the American Advertising Federation. She recently graduated from FSU with a degree in Communications. She is currently living in New York City working as an advertising sales coordinator at Comedy Central.
2003 JILL BELLACK
graduated in May from Florida State
University with a BS Communication Disorders.
RUDY NIESEL ’69 died on December 9, 2006 of a heart attack at 56. He was a longtime supporter of Broward County public and private schools and a teacher in Broward County for 34 years, most recently as a fifth-grade teacher at Silver Ridge Elementary in Davie. Rudy was also a Plantation athletic coach and a parishioner of St. David Catholic Church. He is survived by his three children, LEE ANN ROVETTO ’99, CHRISTOPHER ’01 AND MEGAN ’05 as well as many other family members and friends, including best friends Dave Quinn and BOB PEDRAZAS ’69 and sister JUTTA NIESEL ’75.
ROBERT L. COOK ’54 passed away on March 20th after a short illness. Dr. Cook graduated with honors in 1058 with a BS in Chemistry from the University of Miami. In 1960, he completed his masters and doctoral degrees in physical chemistry at the University of Notre Dame. Bob began teaching at Mississippi State University in 1971 where he was a Professor of Physics and Chemistry. In 1979, he helped develop the MHD Energy Center. In 1985, Bob served as deputy director and later director of the Center for Advanced Energy Conversion until 2002. After retiring, Bob pursued related professional interests. He is survived by his wife Rosemarie and two children.
will be attending graduate school in the fall for her Masters degree in Communication Disorders and Speech/Language Pathology. She has been actively involved in several organizations at FSU, including the National Student Speech, Language and Hearing Association, Student Government
JANET FITTEN KORNASKY ’54 died on February 1, 2007 at her home in Cape Canaveral. Jan was a registered nurse whose love of life and lovely smile touched her patients and all who knew her. She loved travel, dancing, and family gatherings. She is survived by many family members including her sister Barbara and brother-in-law John Cox, niece KATHY COX KOURNOYER ’81, her brother JACK FITTIN ’57, and her four children, Karen, Glenn, Linda, and Scoot and three granddaughters and three grandsons.
ANTHONY STEVEN FERNANDES died on January 19, 2007. He was the son of Steven Fernandes and LOU ANNE CHAMBERLAIN ’80. Anthony was 20 years old and was a graduate of Piper High school and at the time of his death was employed at Landlubbers Restaurant. He had recently decided to join the fire academy.
MAURA PAULA MOLANO recently graduated from Florida Atlantic University College of Urban and Public Affairs with a BA in Criminal Justice.
ANN ELIZABETH MALONEY passed away peacefully at home in April, surrounded by family after a long illness. She was 66 years old and lived in Davie. Mrs. Maloney is survived by her six children, Maureen Neff, Francis, MARY ELIZABETH BROWDER ’80, JULIA SKELTON ’81, PATRICK ’83, and MICHAEL ’85, and 13 grandchildren.
2004 CHRISTA WEBB ran the A1A Marathon in February, finishing her marathon debut in 3:31:28 and qualifying for the Boston Marathon. She was eighth among women and 50th overall.
PAUL JAMES METZGER passed away on April 16th. He is survived by his children, Mary Beth Connolly, Mary Sue Curless, Paul, Mary Carolyn Ames, MARY JO '81, MARY ANN CROZIER ’82, MARY KATHERINE CONROY ’84, MARY FRANCES ’86, MARY MARGARET FAUSS ’87, MARY LISA ’90, JOHN ’92, and CHARLES ’94, and 35 grandchildren.
2005 KRISTEN BRIGNETI is currently a sophomore at Florida State University studying Fashion Merchandising.
DAVID DOMINIC POLOGRUTO died unexpectedly of a massive heart attack at the age of 57 on January 29th. He spent his life inspiring, teaching and sculpting young minds as a high school physics teacher. Mr. Pologruto was deeply involved with All Saints Catholic Church and also enjoyed playing basketball. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Kathy, and daughters, Tina Young, WENDI ’98, KELLI ’06, and grandson Daniel Young.
NICK GULLMAN is currently in the Criminal Justice Program at BCC. He has also returned to the STA Ice Hockey Club as an assistant coach and goalie instructor. Nick was a goalie all 4 years at STA, leading his team to 3 division titles and the 2005 State Title. He was a member of the Raiders Gold "Undefeated" 33-0 team.
WHITNEY WATERS made the "Dean’s List" for the University of Florida College of Nursing in recognition of achieving a GPA of 3.6 or higher for Fall Semester, 2006.
DAVID DUNCAN TIBURZI passed away on May 17th. He was 81 years old. Mr. Tiburzi served his country during WWII with the Air Force. He was a master tile setter and was awarded the highest honor by the Craftsmen Guild for his craft. He is survived by many family and friends including his wife of 56 years, Patricia and son MICHAEL ’72 and daughter LISA NATALE ’75.
CARLITA DORIA BONHAM-YEAMAN died on March 25th in her Hollywood, FL home while sleeping. She was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Beverly Hills. She was an Associate Professor of Business Law at FIU for 30 years. She is survived by her son, Carl and her daughter, DORIA YEAMAN-RICKEL ’80.