St. Augustine ‘69 to host 50th reunion
by Benjamin Fang
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On November 2, the Class of 1969 from St. Augustine Diocesan High School will host its 50th reunion at Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School in Clinton Hill.

The class of 1969 was the last graduating class from St. Augustine’s.

The reunion will begin with breakfast at Junior’s at 9 a.m., followed by a walkthrough and photos at 64 Park Place at 11:30 a.m.

Mass and reunion activities will take place at Bishop Loughlin the rest of the day. At 9 p.m., the reunion will end with a nightcap at a local pub.

After mass, five alumni will be inducted into the Lancer Hall of Fame.

Jim McHugh, Class of 1962, graduated from Manhattan College with a bachelor’s degree, and later from Pace University with his master’s degree. He worked for 37 years for the Board of Education.

McHugh started a drug education program at high school, which was then used as a model for other school districts. He also ran a GED program that served nearly 2,000 students.

After retiring from the Board of Education, McHugh taught math at Bishop Ford High School and eventually became the Dean of Boys. He is the longest serving member of the St. Augustine Reunion Committee.

Tom Fox, Class of 1964, served two tours of duty in Vietnam. When he came home, he received his bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn College and an advanced degree from Harvard University.

Fox has dedicated his professional career to saving, developing and enhancing public spaces for communities. He started and ran nonprofit greening organizations, government agencies and private companies.

He worked on innovative development projects, shaped public policy and has spoken at universities and business forums around the world.

Jerry McCarty, Class of 1968, received his bachelor’s degree and a master's of public administration from CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He joined the NYPD in 1973, where he received 20 citations for actions while on duty.

His positions have included chief of staff for the Office of Emergency Management (OEM), disaster relief coordinator for the Mayor’s Office, branch chief for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and FEMA representative to OEM.

In 2004, McCarty joined the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as general manager of emergency management.

Dr. Timothy Sullivan, Class of 1969, earned his bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College and his MD from SUNY Downstate Medical School. He is a board-certified ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained sub-specialist in cornea and external disease of the eye.

An experienced ophthalmic surgeon, Sullivan holds memberships in numerous ophthalmologic and medical organizations. He has been voted among the top ophthalmologists in New Jersey, and is affiliated with Morristown Memorial Hospital and Atlantic Health Systems, as well as St. Barnabas Medical Center and Health Systems.

Sullivan gives back to the community by providing eye care services to the Lions Eye Foundation.

Dr. Jeffery Zaloom, Class of 1969, attended Iona College, St. John’s University and Rutgers University, where he earned his Ph.D. in organic chemistry in 1983. He held positions such as senior research chemist, president of a consulting group and research director.

Zaloom has received many awards during his career, and holds eight U.S. patents. He has been published in the Journal of Organic Chemistry.

He currently lives in Lennon, Wisconsin, and volunteers at various organizations.

In addition to the five inductees, the reunion will present the prestigious Certificate of Leadership Award from the Class of 1969 to Jerry Walsh.

Walsh attended Staten Island Community College and graduated from Baruch College with a degree in marketing and business management, all while working full-time at Merrill Lynch.

In 1976, he partnered with his former hardware store employer and purchased MayDay Hardware, where his business is now located. Walsh is now a pillar in the Prospect Heights community.

If you are interested in attending the 50th reunion, contact Ed Stack at estack76@yahoo.com or Stephen Giordano at stephengiordano@gmail.com.

The event is open to all graduates of St. Augustine’s. Any interested alumni from prior class years can contact Morgan Allison at mallison@blmhs.org or 718-857-2700 ext. 2252 for additional information.
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