McQuaid Jesuit


McQuaid Jesuit held its annual Hall of Fame dinner Saturday, September 16, 2017 in the John H. Ryan Jr. Gymnasium. A sold out crowd of 330 attended the event in which awards were given across several categories. This year's Fr. Noonan Distinguished Alumnus of the Year is Thomas Herlehy, '68.

Dr. Thomas Herlehy certainly has lived out the Jesuit mission of setting the world on fire. With more than 30 years of senior management experience in leading teams to achieve successful results on USAID-funded and USDA-funded projects in cross-cultural environments, Tom is a true “Man for Others,” helping to ensure that people from every walk of life can have food in their bellies and money in their pockets.

A 1979 Fulbright Scholarship recipient, Tom received his Ph.D. in African History and Economics from Boston University. He began his international development career in The Gambia, working for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission between 1985-89 and with the US Department of Agriculture before becoming an Agricultural Development Officer.

Tom has worked in the Ukraine, Egypt, and Kenya. Prior to joining Land O’Lakes in 2009, Tom was the Chief of Part of the West Africa Trade Hub, where he led a team of 20 professionals strengthening the ability of West African firms in 21 countries to produce and export goods, utilizing the special provision of the US Africa Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA).

In 2010, Tom designed and managed the implementation of a three-year pilot project in Kenya, based on the successful model in the US, to facilitate the adoption of sound farm management technologies and new technologies by more than 2,400 farmers.

Today, Tom works as a private, independent consultant, solving agricultural development issues around the globe.


Join us throughout the weekend as we celebrate all things McQuaid Jesuit.

Friday, September 15

5 - 7 p.m.

Alumni tailgate
Deborah & John DiMarco, '60 Field House

5 - 6:30 p.m.

Student-led tours of the school
Tours begin at the field house

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Food trucks will be available for general public
Le Petit Poutine
Tony Tomatoes

7 p.m.

Varsity football game against Monroe
Tom Seymour Field
$3 per ticket 

Following the Game

Alumni, visit to see if your class has plans following the game

Saturday, September 16

4 p.m.

Alumni Mass
Edward Salmon, S.J. Chapel

5 - 7 p.m.

All Reunion Class Happy Hour
Deborah & John DiMarco, '60 Field House

5 p.m.

Hall of Fame Dinner
This event is sold out

7 p.m.

Alumni, visit to see if your class has plans

John P Mahoney 59 7In your prayers, please remember the soul of John P. Mahoney. Mr. Mahoney is a member of the McQuaid Jesuit Class of 1959.

Mahoney, John P.

Rochester: John Peter Mahoney passed into the arms of his and our Lord Jesus on July 14, 2017 after a brief illness, surrounded by family and His dog Lily.

John grew up in Rochester N.Y. the only child of Florence L. and John F. Mahoney, born on November 5,1941.

He attended McQuaid Jesuit High School, graduating in 1959. He attended Brockport State College for two years and then went to work at Eastman Kodak Company. He worked for the Eastman Kodak Company for over thirty years, retiring at the age of 55 and then moving to Kingman, Arizona. Where he lived until his passing.

John, also, served in the National Guard for eight years in Rochester, New York leaving in, 1969.

He enjoyed sports, watching and participating in them. He also enjoyed watching old movies and accumulated a large library of them.

John is preceded in death by his parents John and Florence Mahoney.

He is survived by his wife LeVanda (Vandy) Mahoney of 48 years. His son John K. (Barbara) Mahoney of Lake Forrest, California; daughters Marie A. (Joseph) Rothenberger of King George, Virginia; and Kathleen L. (Leon) Salajan of Corona, California. His grandchildren Joey Rothenberger, Abby, Elizabeth, and Annie Salajan, Jacob, Zachary, and Caroline Mahoney; also, many cousins.

A celebration of his life will be held in October of 2017.

John was a loving, faithful, devoted son, husband, father and grandfather. He will be deeply missed for now, but we will be with him again.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the Mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Thomas F Cannon Jr 8.21.17In your prayers please remember the soul of Thomas F. Cannon Jr. Mr. Cannon is a member of the McQuaid Jesuit Class of 1962.

Cannon, Thomas Jr.

Thomas Francis Cannon Jr., 72, of Lincoln, Va., died on Sunday, August 20, 2017. Thomas was born on September 28, 1944, in Owensboro, Kentucky, to his parents, the late Thomas and Jean Cannon. He lived in Paris, Rochester, Boston, Charlottesville, and Washington, D.C. before making a home in Lincoln, Va., with his beloved wife, Julia Taylor Cannon. Well-traveled in his younger days, in his later years he cherished stories of his daughters' travels. He was a proud alumnus of McQuaid Jesuit High School, Boston College, and the University of Virginia, where he received a Ph.D. in English. Thomas was a retired professor of English at American University in Washington, D.C., where he taught for thirty years. He taught an extensive variety of courses, but particularly loved Chaucer, D.H. Lawrence, Shakespeare, and creative writing. He was an engaging and inspiring professor, and was proud of his many friendships with students that lasted beyond the classroom. Thomas was a man of many interests and hobbies, and relished the opportunity to learn something new. Over the years he devoted his time and energy to a wonderful variety of passions beyond his academic career, including rugby, debate, carpentry, theology, marksmanship, the story and iconography of Saint George and the Dragon, and the natural world. He is survived by his sister, Lynda Cannon Greene; his daughters, Jessica Taylor Cannon and Johanna Taylor Cannon, family, friends, and former students. He was predeceased by his wife, Julia Taylor Cannon. He is remembered for his wit and wisdom, his joy in learning, his gift for storytelling, his enthusiasm, his singular sense of humor, and for the love he extended to his family and friends.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the Mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

In your prayers, please remember the soul of Brother Louis N. Mauro, S.J. who passed away July 28, 2017. Brother Mauro worked at McQuaid Jesuit as the assistant prefect of discipline as well as the bookstore manager during the 1965-66 academic year. Born January 8, 1942 in Lackawanna, NY, he entered the Society of Jesus on August 14, 1961 at St. Andrew-on-Hudson, Poughkeepsie, NY. 

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the Mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.