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WINTER 2016-17
Class Notes
placed for adoption in 1989. Williams writes,
"She is a beautiful adult with a loving heart!
Life is full of miracles!"
1990 -- Kathy Geller Myers'
public relations consulting company, Chatter-
box PR, LLC, will celebrate its third anniver-
sary in January 2017. She notes that her new
national accounts include Select Medical
Corp., Ollie's Bargain Outlet, Painting with a
Twist (franchise) and California Rehabilitation
Institute. Geller Myers welcomes email from
alums at
Lubel Sheedy
has joined Loretto as the ex-
ecutive director of marketing and communi-
cations. Lubel Sheedy comes to Loretto from
Hill-Rom/Welch Allyn, where
she served as the leader of
global digital strategy, driving
the strategic use of the web
to achieve growth goals.
During her 14 years with
Welch Allyn, she also served
as director of customer experience and cor-
porate communication. Prior to that, she
spent more than seven years with Sprint Cor-
poration. Active in her community, she is the
president and founder of the Westhill Central
School District Education Foundation. She is
a past board member of the YWCA Central
New York Chapter, and the Central New
York Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Re-
search Foundation. She lives in Syracuse with
her husband John, her two daughters, and
two grown stepchildren.
1991 -- Rosalina (Siverling) Rizzo
is a li-
censed clinical social worker and has been
appointed director of Student Counseling
Services at Medaille College in Buffalo. Addi-
tionally, she is in private practice specializing
in work with children, adolescents and fami-
lies. She and her husband live in Amherst,
Dr. Amy L. Sayward,
a professor in the
Department of History at Middle Tennessee
State University, has been appointed to the
Tennessee Advisory Committee to the United
States Commission on Civil Rights. The com-
mission is an independent, bipartisan agency
with the mission of informing the develop-
ment of national civil rights policy and en-
hancing enforcement of federal civil rights
laws. Sayward specializes in modern interna-
tional history with a focus on the 20th cen-
tury and modern United States history with a
focus on the post-1945 era. She earned her
master's and doctoral degrees from The Ohio
State University in 1993 and 1998, respec-
1993 -- Jim Piper
is senior manager of Fi-
nancial Systems at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
in Winston Salem, N.C. Outside of his full-
time job, Piper enjoys songwriting and has
released two EPs, both available on iTunes
under his pseudonym Different Moon. He re-
ceived songwriting accolades from the Amer-
ican Songwriting Awards, Hollywood
International Songwriting Contest, and the
SongDoor International Songwriting Compe-
tition. Piper's goal is to continue writing
music that makes a connection with people
and working on getting his music into radio,
television and movies. He can be contacted
via his website,,
and welcomes catching up with Bona
1994 -- Jennifer Corker
graduated from
Capella University with an MBA in August
1995 -- Mary (Lederman) Sutton
added three short story credits to her re-
sume. "Three Rivers Voodoo" appeared in
the 2016 Bouchercon anthology, Blood on
the Bayou. "Home Front Homicide" will be
included in the 2017 anthology from Malice
Domestic, Mystery Most Historical (release
date April 2017). "The Far End of Nowhere"
will appear in the fourth anthology from the
Guppy chapter of Sisters in Crime, Fish Out
of Water (release date pending). All three
stories are written under her pen name, Liz
1997 -- Ann (Sullivan)
and her husband,
Craig, are the owners of
NORCHAR Real Estate, a lo-
cally owned real estate bro-
kerage in Rochester, N.Y.
NORCHAR is a boutique-style
brokerage focused on a strong relationship
style that encompasses the experience of
buying or selling real estate with professional
2001 -- Edward J. Bysiek,
CEO of Bysiek
CPA, PLLC, and adjunct professor of account-
ing and finance at St.
Bonaventure, was selected as
a recipient of Business First's
Buffalo 612' awards, which
honor the region's best C-
level executives. C-Level ex-
ecutives -- CEOs, CFOs,
COOs -- are the ones who
know how to navigate the obstacles, see
clearly through the clouds, and ultimately
Joe O'Connor, '67, is pictured with
Erie County (N.Y.) Clerk Chris Jacobs
and a portrait of Rear Admiral C.
Wade McClusky at a ceremony to raise
awareness of this Buffalo World War II
hero. O'Connor said recognition has
been long overdue for McClusky's sac-
rifices, heroic deeds and significant
role as a naval aviator on board the
U.S.S. Enterprise during the Battle of
Midway, when he risked his life and
those of his squadron to continue to
search beyond the point of no return
for the Japanese fleet. O'Connor is a
member of the committee that is
planning a memorial to McClusky at
the Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Mil-
itary Park. O'Connor, an ROTC gradu-
ate who served in Vietnam with the
1st Air Cavalry Division, was awarded
the Bronze Star and Air Metal, among
other decorations.
Three generations came back to
Bonaventure for the Aug. 20 Admis-
sions Open House. Pictured from left
are Tom Franczyk, '67, Rob Fisher,
('22 hopeful!), Eric Fisher, '94, and
Maribeth (Franczyk) Fisher, '94.
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