Camden Catholic to induct 16 into Hall of Fame

Camden Catholic High School in Cherry Hill will induct 16 individuals — 15 alumni and one faculty member — and two athletic teams into its Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Saturday, April 28. The sixth class of inductees will be honored in the Charles and Marie Grandi Auditorium of the Cherry Hill Campus, on Cuthbert Boulevard.The inductees are:

Academics and Arts

Robert DiStanislao ’78, president of Porsche of the Mainline and achieved success in the automotive industry, and advocate of Camden Catholic.

Sister Philomena Gini, RSM ’49, guidance counselor, educator, for her unwavering dedication and service to Camden Catholic since 1974.

Sister Patricia Kenny, RSM, 16 year service to Camden Catholic as an administrator and educator, specializing in communication. Instrumental in coordinating the Sisters of Mercy’s publication efforts.

Dr. Joseph Loscalzo ’69, specializing in cardiovascular science, Hersey Professor of Theory and Practice of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and chairman of the Department of Medicine, and physician-in-chief at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Bernice Massi ’51, decorated Broadway actress, former Miss New Jersey, silver screen and television actress

Dr. Joseph McEvoy ’55, physics scholar and author, penned books on world renowned physicist Stephen Hawking.

Honorable Joseph Mussomeli ’70, Former Ambassador to the Kingdom of Cambodia, former director of Human Resources at the U.S. Department of State, Assistant Chief of Mission to Kabul, Afghanistan and current ambassador of Slovenia.

Dr. Peter Wish ’60, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biology at the University of North Carolina, professor of science education for 28 years, member of the Campbell University Sports Hall of Fame.

Honorable Thomas Madden ’26, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court, New Jersey, Advocate for Rutgers School of Law-Camden, Papal Knight of the Order of St. Gregory. Posthumous induction.

William Palese ’57, Former CEO of Moulinex Products and Mr. Coffee, Business Mentor and major contributor to the CCHS music program. Posthumous induction.

Athletics

Ralph Beatty ’64, Lettered in football and track, received a football scholarship to Tampa University, received first Team All-Southern Conference William and Mary honors.

Ed Bolis ’68, All-South Jersey athlete who received a football scholarship at the University of Cincinnati.

Colleen Ready Wallace ’77, First Team All-South Jersey for field hockey, All-South Jersey Honorable Mention for softball, received her Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University.

Tom Scranton ’78, 1977 State Champion in Golf, president and CEO of Patriot Environmental Services, instrumental in the cleanup of the BP oil spill of 2010, Wounded Warriors Project advocate, providing a free summer home in Strathmere for veterans to vacation.

Joe Strippoli ’52, member of the All-Century Baseball Team by the Courier-Post, he lettered in football, basketball, and baseball, received All-State baseball honors and signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

John Bach ’30, was the 1st ever CCHS varsity 4-sport letter recipient, member of 1929 National Basketball Championship Team and served as captain of the football team. Posthumous induction.

For ticket information, call Janet Indelicato at 856-663-2247, extension 49, or e-mail her at jindelicato@camdencatholic.org. Proceeds from the annual Hall of Fame event are marked for a Hall of Fame scholarship fund.

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