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Joseph Metelski, E'61, of Bedminster, NJ, retired from AT&T Submarine Systems in 1994 after 34 years, having spent time at sea as the Engineer-in-Charge. Joseph was elected Mayor of Bedminster, NJ in 1995 and retired from elective office in 2003. He has lived in the same home since 1973, now shared with two rescue dogs.

Richard S Trust, LA'67, of Scituate, MA, will have his second book for Arcadia Publishing released in Spring 2021. Co-authored with Rob Benchley, the title is "'Sconset" and is part of Arcadia's Images of America series of publications. 'Sconset is a quaint, little village in the southeastern corner of the Massachusetts island of Nantucket. 'Sconset is renowned for its charming, little rose-covered cottages that captivate visitors and residents alike from mid-June into July. Trust's first book was published in 2015, titled "Ted Williams and Friends: 1960 - 2002," and is in Arcadia's Images of Modern America collection of books. Williams was a Hall of Fame slugging left fielder for the Boston Red Sox from 1939-1960.

Peter Galluzzo, LA'68, MS'74, of ARLINGTON, MA, was re-elected President of the Retired Men's Club of Arlington (RMCA). RMCA, is a non-profit 501c(3) club with over 350 members from Arlington and surrounding communities. Activities include, golf, bowling, cribbage, day and overnight trips, meetings with featured guest speakers. Support includes scholarships, local and national charities, including providing dinners to Seniors on Thanksgiving.

 Larry Bloom, LA’69, MEd’73, of Bayville, New York, will be inducted into the Hofstra Athletics Hall of Fame.

Leslie Ball, UC’69, of Scituate, Massachusetts, has been appointed by Governor Charles D. Baker to serve on the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Jay Schlickman, LA’62, MS’68, of Bedford, Massachusetts, has composed and self-published a book entitled “The Rubaiyat of Jay J. Schlickman.”


Ron Donnelly, DMSB'60, was recently honored for 20 years of volunteer service, building homes for Habitat for Humanity (Sarasota, Florida).

James McDonough, DMSB'60, wrote and published a book that introduces children to the unusual behavior of people afflicted with Alzheimer's disease. He wrote it to help his grandchildren connect with his wife, Carol, who suffers from Alzheimer's. The illustrations were completed by his daughter Beth Bonham, making this truly a family project. The book is titled "The Urban Life of Barney Buzzard: An Alzheimer's Tale," and is available on Amazon. James donates all proceeds from the book to the ALZ Association for care, support, and research.

James Frontero (James S. Frontero), Ed'60, of Lynnfield, MA, James S. Frontero, 1960 graduating class, recently passed away. He met his wife of 45 years, Jeanette Tempesta, who predeceased him and a graduate in the class of 1959. Jim and Jeanette were residents of Lynnfield, MA and Naples, FL. Both were life long educators, raised 4 children and had 10 grandchildren. Jim was born in Boston, raised in Everett and was a star athlete on the high school football team playing quarterback. He graduated from Everett High School '54, Cheshire Academy '56, Northeastern University '60, and Salem State College '65 with a Masters in Education. Jim worked as an English teacher, adjustment councilor and for his last 20 years as an assistant principle for Melrose High School. He was also part of the coaching staff that led Malden Catholic High School to win the Mass State Football Championship in 1965. He raised his family in Lynnfield where he served on the School Committee and was active in the town's sports program. He was an avid golfer, reader, loved music and enjoyed cooking. Yet, his life passion was his family. He will be truly missed.