St. John's University Retirees Association

The St. John’s University Retirees Association was created to allow former St. John’s employees to stay connected to each other and the University. Membership is open to all employees who have retired from St. John’s. Spouses of retired employees are also eligible for membership. 

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The Division of Institutional Advancement and the Office of Human Resources work closely to ensure that our retirees remain active participants within the University community. All members are invited to take advantage of a variety of benefits designed to enhance their lives socially, culturally and educationally. Those benefits, which are coordinated by the Office of Gift Planning of the Division of Institutional Advancement, include:

  • A variety of social events, including annual complimentary luncheons, traditionally held on the Queens campus during the fall.
  • A Retirees Association newsletter containing information regarding University updates, upcoming events, estate and financial planning information and other materials of interest to our members.
  • Special Piece (PDF)

There are also additional benefits for retirees that are administered by the Office of Human Resources.

  • Private counseling sessions with representatives from TIAA-CREF and Fidelity. Please call the Human Resources Benefits Office at 718-990-1865, press 2, to schedule an appointment

Please note that membership cards are no longer valid and are not being distributed.

More Information

Susan M. Damiani ‘87CBA, MBA
Director of Gift Planning
St. John’s University Retirees Association
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
Tel.: 718-990-7562
Fax: 718-990-6859
[email protected]

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Membership and Benefits

It’s quick and easy to become a member of the St. John’s University Retirees Association. Simply complete and submit the membership form, or contact Susan Damiani, Director of Gift Planning, Office of Gift Planning at 718-990-7562 or e-mail [email protected].

Benefits to Retirees
The St. John’s University Office of Human Resources administers specific benefits for retirees who meet all the following eligibility criteria:

Employee is at least 55 years of age, and Employee has at least 10 years of full-time service with the University, and Employee’s age and years of full-time service combined equal 75 years or more.

Retirees who meet all of these requirements are eligible for:

  • Health insurance benefits
  • Dental insurance benefits
  • Life insurance benefits
  • Tuition remission benefits
  • Individual counseling with One Exchange, the country’s largest private Medicare exchange. One Exchange will help you determine the medical plan which is most suitable to your needs at the lowest possible cost. Please call 1-877-233-7452 to speak with a One Exchange benefits adviser.

More Information
For additional information regarding these benefits, please contact Mirian Cepeda, Benefits Specialist, Office of Human Resources at 718-990-2077 or e-mail [email protected]

Fall 2023 Newsletter (PDF)

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at 718-990-8423 or [email protected].

During your time at the University, you played an important role in the St. John’s experience, and there’s no reason for that to end now that you’re retired. We want to know what’s going on in your life, and let you know about the latest happenings at the University. We encourage our members to submit articles with supporting photographs and artwork to the Retirees Association Newsletter. Articles and updates, which may be edited for space considerations, may be submitted via e-mail, fax or postal mail to:

Susan M. Damiani ‘87CBA, MBA
Director of Gift Planning, Office of Gift Planning
St. John’s University Retirees Association
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
Tel.: 718-990-7562
Fax: 718-990-6859
[email protected]

Past Editions

Fall 2017 Newsletter (PDF)
Fall 2018 Newsletter (PDF)
Fall 2019 Newsletter (PDF)
Fall 2020 Newsletter (PDF)
Spring 2021 Newsletter (PDF)
Fall 2021 Newsletter (PDF)

Recent Retirees

Name Category DepartmentYears Year of Retirement
Phyllis QuattracheStaffStaten Island, Counseling Center142013-2014
Angela MirabileAdministratorStaten Island, St. John's College Dean's Office172013-2014
Elizabeth SheaStaffSt. John's College, Biology, Queens Campus312013-2014
Rosemary ColvinStaffQueens, School of Education, Dean's Office282013-2014
Algernon Adams StaffPublic Safety Jamaica352014
Susan AdamskiStaffTCB Accounting162014
Isabella AloysiusAdministratorUits Applications Devel.172014
Brij AnandAdministratorDept of Facilities Services-Jamaica92014
Lorraine BaisleyStaffA&S Psych Svcs Ctr202014
Amar Singh BalgobindStaffDept of Facilities Svcs-Manhattan202014
Germana BerniStaffAthletic Development152014
Patricia BittnerStaffSJC Gov & Politics222014
Patrick BreenAdministratorBursar192014
Susan BruningStaffPAH Pharm Admin & Health Sci152014
Henry BukayStaffPublic Safety Jamaica182014
Thomas BurkeAdministratorInstitutional Adv Communications102014
Lawrence Burke AdministratorEd Dean Office32014
Clare Byrne AdministratorGrants Office62014
Theresa Cantarella AdministratorFinancial Aid-Jamaica412014
Margaret CashinAdministratorThe Office of Community Relations282014
James ConlonAdministratorLaw School Career Srvcs62014
Denise Cordova GrayAdministratorHuman Resources162014
Mary CourtneyStaffCPS Dean's Office182014
Wayne Crooks StaffDept of Facilities Svcs-Manhattan252014
Edris CustStaffExecutive VP & Treasurer Office132014
Melvyn DavisAdministratorAthletic Development72014
Donna DeansStaffPurchasing262014
Joseph DelnnocentiisStaffUits User/Acad. Services152014
Carol DeistlerAdministratorUniversity Marketing82014
Kathy DeNezzoStaffStudent Life Office202014
Connie DeSimoneStaffWriting Ctr S.I.92014
Maureen DevineStaffStudent Life Office222014
Marie DiMaggioStaffPharm Pharmaceutical Sci292014
Paula Edwards StaffLaw School Education92014
Linda Faucetta AdministratorSchool of Ed – Dean’s Office 72014
Christine FelicettiStaffExecutive VP & Treasurer Office162014
Giovanna FiniStaffEd Dean Office162014
Denise ForgioneStaffStudent Life Office - S.I.92014
Janie GrisantiStaffLeadership Development242014
Robert GuastellaStaffLaw School Dean Office162014
Dorothy HabbenAdministratorPresident Office482014
Cuthbert HallAdministratorBusiness Affairs Jamaica142014
Lydia HaluskaAdministratorEd Dean Office242014
Diane HardingStaffLaw School Library172014
Edward HattauerAdministratorSL - Queens Counseling Center62014
Diane HergenrotherAdministratorPROVOST'S Office192014
Lydia HoremisAdministratorCareer Center172014
Edward HubertStaffOakdale Security152014
Stephen IorlanoAdminUits T&N Services252014
Bridgeanand JamesStaffDept of Facilities Svcs-Manhattan232014
Paul KaragianisAdministratorUits Applications Devel.332014
Louise KnappStaffTCB Dean Office202014
Steven KuntzAdministratorEd Dean Office132014
Cathy LancellottiAdministratorA&S Psych Svcs Ctr152014
Maria LaucellaStaffPresident Office72014
Bernadette LavinAdministratorOffice of Conference Services182014
Corazon LiragStaffCall Center162014
Susan LouieAdministratorLaw School Dean Office152014
Francis LudwigStaffPublic Safety Jamaica72014
Johanna Lynch StaffOffice of Conference Services222014
Patricia MaguireAdministratorTCB Dean Office192014
William ManzAdministratorLaw School Library292014
Deborah MartinezStaffSJC Library Science72014
Josephine MauroStaffCPS Dean's Office322014
Susan McCuskerStaffAdvancement Services212014
Gerard McEnerneyAdministratorSI Campus VP Office172014
James McKinstryAdministratorPurchasing162014
Charlotte MischnerStaffTCB Management62014
James MonnierAdministratorGift Planning82014
Robert MontevagoAdministratorUits Applications Devel.122014
Jo-An Morris StaffJamaica Library102014
Richard MorisseyAdministratorA&S Psych Svcs Ctr82014
Felicia MuriStaffEd Dean Office202014
Rosanne NacinovichStaffAnnual Giving182014
Mary Nella StaffAdmissions-Jamaica/Manhattan172014
William NieterAdministratorSJC Deans Office382014
Eleanor NoonanStaffTCB Dean Office232014
Jeffery OlsonAdministratorPROVOST'S Office262014
Jane O'Shea StaffTCB Dean Office282014
Michael PalladinoAdministratorCorporate Foundation Relations82014
Maria Plut StaffLaw School Dean Office72014
Lynn Prestia-CassutoStaffPharmacy Dean Office92014
Tina PuglisiStaffEd Admin & Instruction152014
Susann RagoneAdministratorEd Dean Office152014
Antonio RamirezAdministratorLaw School Library92014
Dadool Persuad RamotarStaffMailroom Jamaica182014
Shanta RamsingStaffLaw School Library152014
Maria RandallStaffUits User/Acad. Services162014
Rita Rizzi StaffEd Admin & Instruction152014
Jerrold RossAdministratorEd Dean Office192014
Richard Rothel AdministratorUits Applications Devel.402014
Ann Marie RuzickaAdministratorCPS Dean's Office122014
Arundhati SatkalmiAdministratorLaw School Library232014
Mary ScholfieldStaffCampus Ministry262014
Eugenia SmilowitzStaffSJC English202014
Roseann SorensenAdministratorS.I. Career Center92014
Galina SpicehandlerAdministratorLibrary - Manhattan112014
Monica Spiro-FarrellAdministratorCPS Dean's Office332014
Frances StathisAdministratorEd Human Svc & Counseling62014
Peter TarasAdministratorMailroom Jamaica322014
Patricia ThompsonStaffLaw School Career Srvcs182014
Margaret TierneyAdministratorHealth Office S.I.232014
Penni TloczkowskiAdministratorV.P. Instit. Advancement122014
Barbara TraubAdministratorLaw School Library162014
Mary VerroneStaffFinancial Aid-Jamaica242014
Janet VineisAdministratorRegistrar-Jamaica152014
Thomas WeissStaffPublic Safety Jamaica152014
Roy WelchStaffPublic Safety Manhattan112014
Barbara WelkiStaffCPS Dean's Office162014
James WilliamsStaffPublic Safety Manhattan152014
Charisse WillisAdministratorEd Dean Office222014
Arlene WisanAdministratorA&S Speech & Hearing Ctr312014
Millard Yoder AdministratorSJC Languages and Literatures142014
Daniel GalloFaculty SJC Mathematics262014
Arnold DikanskyFaculty SJC Mathematics252014
Sharon NortonFaculty CPS Criminal Justice &Legal Studies202014
Sally KenelFaculty SJC Theology302014
Edward FiorelliFaculty CPS English & Speech472014
Teresa DanileFaculty TCB Accounting342014
Mark PrendergastFaculty CPS Mass Communication72014
Andrew RussakoffFaculty Computer Info Systems/Decision Sci372014
Ralph StephaniFaculty Pharm Pharmaceutical Sci382014
Tina Jupiter Faculty SJC Communication Sciences & Disord222014
Frank PatalanoFaculty SJC Psychology382014
Anne DranginisFaculty SJC Biology222014
S. GokturkFaculty TCB Economics442014
A. DohertyFaculty TCB Marketing462014
Judith CramerFaculty CPS Mass Communication122014
Fredericka Bell-BertiFaculty SJC Communication Sciences & Disord342014
Deborah SaldanaFaculty Dept of Curriculum and Instruction192014
Richard AriasFaculty PA Years 3, 472014
Romero ScottFaculty CPS Social Sciences332014
George McCartneyFaculty CPS English & Speech372014
Theresa DiBartoloFaculty CPS Computer Science, Math,&Science252014
Susan LushingFaculty CPS Criminal Justice &Legal Studies392014
Connie Kuntz-ThorsenFaculty Jamaica Library252014
Charles AshbyFaculty Pharm Pharmaceutical Sci192014
Frank BradyFaculty CPS Mass Communication332014
Timothy Carter Faculty SJC Biology362014
Joan D'AndreaFaculty Jamaica Library542014
M.E. EllisFaculty TCB Economics252014
Katherine ShelferFaculty SJC Library Science72014
Yue LinFaculty SJC Biology382014
Jay ZimmermanFaculty SJC Biology392014
Arthur ShermanFaculty Jamaica Library242014
Anthony LoBalboFaculty SJC Dept of Art and Design382014
Jack FranzettiFaculty CPS English & Speech582014
Leonard BrosgoleFaculty SJC Psychology472014
Anita WebbAdministrator School of Risk Management162014
Patricia NolanAdministrator Major Gift Officer 152014
Kathleen Voute MacDonald Administrator Dean CPS202014
Janet Vineis Administrator Associate Registrar152014
Clover HallAdministrator VP Institutional Research and Academic Planning 202014
Pamela Fairman Administrator The Language Connection42014
Mary Ann Dantuono Administrator Associate Director Vincentian Center for Church & Society182014
Elaine Bruno Staff School of Ed: Academic Support Assistant III232014
Gerald A. AlfanoStaffPublic Safety Jamaica152016
Thomas GalardAdministratorHuman Resources112016
Theresa M. MayloneAdministratorJamaica Library162016
Paul M. PassudettiStaffSJC Psychology222016
Michael S. TorreFacultyPharm Clin Pharm Practice392016
Antoinette DePaulisStaffEducation Specialties362017
Maura FlanneryFacultyCPS Computer Science, Mat452017
John Emery KonecsniAdministratorPharmacy Dean Office362017
Thomas J. LawrenceAdministratorPublic Safety Jamaica142017
Francis A. LeesFacultyTCB Economics562017
Jan B. MelvilleAdministratorUits Phone Operations262017
Paul M. MillerFacultyEd Admin and Instruction162017
Lorraine SchenderStaffPurchasing182017
Leon SchiffmanFacultyTCB Marketing152017
Catherine TseaStaffEducation Specialties362017
Gregory J. Bogart    2018
Blythe Emily Roveland-Brenton   2018
Michael Buccellato    2018
Martin Cerjan Esq.FacultyLaw Dept.72018
Catherine Ann Cotroneo    2018
Joseph J. Gulinello    2018
Anthony Macaluso    2018
Pedro J. Pilarte AdministratorPublic Safety Jamaica112018
Virginia Salvione StaffStaten Island, Library112018
Lee Sudimack    2018
S. William Zito FacultyPharmacy Dept.352018
Angela Belli FacultyEnglish Dept.212019
Anthony Costa    2019
Anna Maria De Marco    2019
Barbara A. Duffy    2019
Stephen Haag Ed.D. AdministratorPublic Safety Jamaica162019
Elizabeth Mancini    2019
Christopher P. Mullin    2019
Rita A. Napolitano    2019
Roberto A. Alas   192019
Frances J. Buscemi   202019
Astra Butkus   122019
Arsenio CepinAdministratorIT Dept.202019
James F. Curley Ph.D.FacultyPsychology Dept.462019
Anthony Gabb   312019
Barbara GawryszeskiStaffBursar Dept.262019
Deborah E. Greh    2019
John D. Hogan Ph.D.FacultyPsychology Dept.532019
Peggy F. Jacobson Ph.D.FacultySpeech Dept.172019
Diane A. Lynch   162019
Mary L. Lyndon Esq. FacultyLaw Dept.332019
Andrew A. Lyons Jr.   252019
Judith F. Mangione   132019
Ira S. Meltzer   112019
Fidelis O. Oziegbe   122019
Douglas B. Rasmussen Ph.D. FacultyPhilosophy Dept.382019
Serafina H. Reales   202019
Shezhang Wu   182019
Byron C. Yoburn Ph.D.FacultyPharmacy Dept.322019
NameCategoryDepartmentYearsYear of Retirement
Edward Beckenstein Ph.D. FacultyStaten Island, Math Dept.492020
Edward A. Blankmeyer   242020
Janet E. Carl Ed.D. AdministratorPharmacy Dean Office242020
Patrick J. Dunphy   172020
Joseph A. Giacalone Ph.D.FacultyEconomics Dept.572020
Alex J. Hoehn   142020
Richard C. Mundy   202020
Charles E. Probst   282020
Helen Scaramell   432020
Denis F. Sullivan   502020
Jeanne M. Umland   402020
Athanasios Vasilopoulos Ph.D. FacultyComputer Science Dept.412020
Dr. Dolores Augustine FacultyHistory Dept.302020
Ross W. BarberaFacultyFine Arts Dept.302020
Frank A. Barile Ph.D.FacultyPharmacy Dept.202020
Michael A. Barletta Ph.D.FacultyPharmacy Dept.472020
Dr. Christopher W. Bazinet FacultyBiological Sciences Dept.272020
Joyce Boland-DeVitoFacultyAdministration & Economics Dept.332020
M. Northrup Buechner Ph.D.FacultyEconomics & Finance Dept.502020
Peter Cardalena Jr.FacultySocial Sciences Dept.332020
Linda T. ChinFacultySocial Sciences Dept.142020
Sabina Curley-RowlandStaffJamaica Library182020
Dr. Dawn EspositoFacultySociology & Anthropology Dept.342020
Mary Ellen Freeley Ed.D.FacultyEducation Dept.132020
Robert E. GleasonAdministratorPublic Safety Jamaica142020
Dr. John B. Greg   482020
Oscar Holt IIIFacultySocial Sciences Dept.302020
Richard Ingardia Ph.D.FacultyStaten Island, Philosophy Dept.402020
Chaman L. Jain Ph.D.FacultyEconomics Dept.552020
Neil D. Jespersen Ph.D.FacultySJC Chemistry432020
Lawrence Joseph Esq.FacultyLaw Dept.332020
William L. KeoganStaffJamaica Library432020
Dr. Flora Keshishian   182020
Craig A. Latshaw Ph.D.FacultyStaten Island, Accounting Dept.212020
Cesar A. Lau-Cam Ph.D.FacultyPharmacy Dept.522020
Bernadette Y. Li Ph.D.FacultyAsain Studies Dept.462020
Ronald E. LinfonteAdministratorAthletics Dept.392020
P. Charles LivermoreStaffJamaica Library332020
Robert A. Mangione Ed.D.FacultyPharmacy Dept.412020
Joseph Marotta Ph.D.FacultyArts Dept.522020
Sr. Marian A. Maskulak Ph.D. FacultyTheology Dept.122020
Irene N. McCarthy Ph.D.FacultyStaten Island, Accounting Dept.452020
Andrea McElrathFacultyStaten Island, Library292020
Dr. Mark M. Meng   302020
Kathleen MeyerStaffJamaica Library202020
Judy A. NicholasStaffBursar Dept.132020
Claire A. O'DonoghueFacultyArts Dept.302020
William J. O'NeillStaffPublic Safety Jamaica112020
Richard J. Ozehosky Ph.D.FacultyPsychology Dept.532020
Anthony Pappas Ph.D.FacultyEconomics & Finance Dept.442020
Dr. Alice W. PopeFacultyPsychology Dept.202020
Adele RubinoStaffEd Admin192020
Dr. Judith A. RyderFacultySociology Dept.172020
Dr. Harvey SchlossbergFacultyCriminal Justice Dept.212020
Michael C. SegarraStaffUniformed Sergeant142020
Abby A. SoriaStaffJamaica Library172020
Dr. Robert TillmanFacultySociology & Anthropology Dept.262020
Igor M. Tomic Ph.D.FacultyEconomics & Finance Dept.332020
Nicolas J. Toscano Ph.D.FacultyForeign Language Dept.332020
Pauline TumminoAdministratorHealth Service Director312020
Margaret V. Turano Esq.FacultyLaw Dept.412020
Dr. Julia A. Upton, Srs. of Mercy Ph.D.  412020
Joseph A. ValenzanoFacultyHumanities Dept.422020
Ettie Ward Esq.FacultyLaw Dept.382020
Dr. May A. WebberFacultyHumanities Dept.392020
Jeffrey I. WeissAdministratorPurchasing202020
Ann C. Wintergerst Ed.D.FacultyForeign Language Dept.392020

In Memoriam

NameDeath Date
Frank Babicz November, 1999 
NameDeath Date
Margaret Duffy October, 2000 
Margaret Coster April, 2004 
Patricia Evans August, 2004 
Richard Dircks January, 2005 
Marilyn Lowder April, 2006
Vincent Chen July, 2006 
Robert DoyleAugust, 2006 
Edward Johnson September, 2006 
Aharon Shapiro March, 2007 
Mary Johnson June, 2007 
George DrebotAugust, 2007 
Gaetano Vincitorio November, 2007 
Mary HoranDecember, 2007 
Henry RossiJanuary, 2008 
Philip AstutoMarch, 2008 
George CevascoMay, 2008 
Rocco Caporale June, 2008 
Helen RawlinsNovember, 2008  
Thomas Concagh, Vincentian Frs. February, 2009  
Mary Hurley February, 2009 
Thomas Boyd April, 2009 
David Evans October, 2009 
Graham Slodden October, 2009 
Eugene Holleran November, 2009 
Anthony Buatti November, 2009 
Name Death Date 
Henry Eisen January, 2010 
Anthony Barretto March, 2010 
Edward Manetta April, 2010 
Hazel Anderson April, 2010 
Rose Musso May, 2010 
Charles Jarowski June, 2010 
Bernadette Crapeau, Cong. of St. Joseph December, 2010 
Eileen Byrnes March, 2011 
Patricia Mapes September, 2011 
Annie Brett October, 2011 
Lorraine Devane November, 2011  
Anthony Ariola June, 2012
Mary Dalton July, 2012 
Joseph Genovese August, 2012 
Frances Clabby September, 2012 
Terry Nagle October, 2012 
Richard Clark January, 2013 
Grace Balme April, 2013 
Peter Goldbach, Vincentian Frs. May, 2013 
Istvan Lengyel June, 2013 
Helen Uhland August, 2013 
Julia Longinotti August, 2013 
Thomas Curran November, 2013 
Walter Graham December, 2013 
Lawrence Egan March, 2014 
Jo-Ann Morris May, 2014 
Jaya Haldar May, 2014
Patricia Welsh May, 2014 
Paul Surlis May, 2014
Mary Hannam June, 2014 
Matilda Luongo August, 2014 
James Thompson August, 2014 
Fina Agnello September, 2014 
Gregory Pizzigno October, 2014 
Alfred Liberti October, 2014 
Salvatore Sallese January, 2015 
Margaret London January, 2015
Ellen CostelloFebruary, 2015
Joanne BergrenFebruary, 2015
Robert Nash April, 2015
Anne DranginisApril, 2015 
Josephine Koubek June, 2015 
Irene Delaney September, 2015 
Ann Wade October, 2015 
Louise Smith-Jones October, 2015 
Samir Fahmy November, 2015
Lucille Strano January, 2016
William Pasfield January, 2016 
Rosetta Seijo February, 2016
James DuceyFebruary, 2016
Maria DominicisFebruary, 2016 
Gloria Brana February, 2016 
Carl MartoranaMay, 2016
Eleanor Noonan October, 2016 
Dorothy Sherlock October, 2016
William Ronalds October, 2016
Richard Morgan November, 2016 
Joseph Nolan December, 2016 
Vivian Felice December, 2016 
Paul Medici February, 2017 
Catherine Mezzacapo February, 2017 
Margaret Houlihan March, 2017 
Charlotte Mischner March, 2017 
Edward Fiorelli May, 2017
Mary Selvinazian June, 2017
James Hall June, 2017
Aileen Peltz June, 2017 
Jerome Joffe January, 2018 
Ernest Birnbaum March, 2018 
Martin Kaplan June, 2018
Gerard Ettlinger July, 2018 
Esther Flood October, 2018 
Louis Weeks April, 2019 
Earl Woods September, 2019 
Kathleen McAllister September, 2019