McQuaid Jesuit

2018 Fr. Mac Golf Tournament 15

More than 115 alumni battled the golf course as well as the weather during the 34th annual Fr. McNamara Alumni Golf Tournament held Monday, June 18 at the Links at Greystone. The temperature was north of 90 degrees when the players teed off at 11 a.m. but dipped into the 70s when the skies opened up in the early afternoon, forcing the players off the course for a time. Some questioned why there was a stoppage in play given that this year's giveaway was a McQuaid umbrella.

In the end, the foursome of Joe Blake, '72, John Weinmann, '72, Tom Springer, '72 and Ryan Springer, '14 won the tournament with a score of 57. Finishing second, with a score of 58, was the foursome of Andrew Billone, '13, Jake Delladio, '13, Mark Metzler, '13 and Matt Huber, '15. The foursome made up of 1998 alumni Kurt Calman, Drew McLeod, Michael Pietropaoli and Gregg Single finished third with a score of 60. 

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Pictured left to right: Dave Whelehan, '72, John Hedges, '72, Joe Blake, '72, Paul McCarthy, '72, John Weinmann, '72, Ryan Springer, '14, Tom Springer, '72

Christopher J. Cole 78 June 4 2018In your prayers, please remember the soul of Christopher J. Cole, '78. He is the brother of Robert Cole Jr., '68.

Cole, Christopher J.

Chris was born August 28, 1960 in Rochester, New York to Mary (Molly) (Bruckel) and Robert G. Cole, Sr. The youngest of four children, Chris grew up in Avon, New York, where his mother taught social studies and served as mayor for two terms. His father was a businessman who owned a sand and gravel company and farm. Chris was an intelligent and charismatic child. Raised by his grandmother, Chris was able to read by the age of three. His inquisitive nature contributed to his success in school. Chris was awarded the German Achievement award from McQuaid Jesuit High School. He was an A+ student and an avid game player. While in high school, his curious nature helped him to broaden his interests. He developed a love of travel and went abroad frequently. From a young age he gained an interest in the stock market and began to invest early. His interests included reading, bowling, and working on computers.

After graduating from McQuaid Jesuit High School, Chris went on to complete his undergraduate work at Georgetown University, and his graduate work from Otago University in New Zealand. He graduated from Ohio State Medical School (summa cum laude), receiving the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology’s Award for his work with microbiology and infectious diseases. Chris completed his medical residency at MD Anderson Cancer Center, attaining the status of Chief Resident. He was the first resident at St. Joseph’s Hospital Family Practice Residency and attended the Army War College for an honorary seminar. He became a medical doctor as a radiation oncologist and a family practitioner. He loved to practice medicine and cared greatly for his patients.

It was while Chris was in graduate school at Otago University in New Zealand that he met his beloved wife, Payom. They were married at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Bangkok, Thailand on May 2, 1984. They were blessed with 34 years of marriage and four loving daughters. Although he was only officially diagnosed 16 years ago, Chris dealt with Parkinson’s disease for the majority of his life while raising a family. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. While the girls were growing up, he frequently went on vacation with his family to Disney World and Disneyland. Christmas with all four of his daughters was always the highlight of each year. It was important to him that he instilled a good set of morals in his girls. A practicing Roman Catholic, he often told his girls, “Your mother and I have always tried to guide you like Christ would have.” Family always came first.

Chris was a true Renaissance man with a well-rounded set of interests. He was intelligent, inquisitive, witty, had a great sense of humor, and never ceased striving for excellence. Chris loved to travel, and was blessed to have been able to travel to his favorite locations including: New Zealand, Rome, Italy, Bangkok, Thailand, Virginia, Utah, New Mexico, Ohio, Missouri, New York, California, and Colorado. In his free time, he enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles, and playing video games. He was a linguist who loved classic movies, music, cycling, baking and had a vast collection of DVDs that included his favorite 1960’s TV shows and British television. He will be remembered for his honest and kind character.

Chris was preceded in death by his father Robert G. Cole, Sr. and his older brother, Richard A. Cole. Chris will be lovingly mourned by his wife Payom M. Cole, his mother Molly Cole, his oldest brother Robert G. Cole, Jr., his sister and brother-in-law Kathryn A. and Lynn Chipperfield, his sister-in-law Shannon R. Cole; his children Alexandra Cole Fitzgerald (and son-in-law Mark Fitzgerald), Lauren E. Cole, Meredith A. Cole, Molly K. Cole; and his nieces and nephews Amanda, Andrew, Brandon, and Justin.

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.

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Alumni fathers gathered with their graduating sons this morning for the annual Second/Third Generation breakfast. This year's third generation alumni are John DiMarco, '60 and John Roselli, '60. This year's alumni fathers are: Joseph Appleby, '81, Brian Connolly, '87, John DiMarco, '88, Joseph Fina, '78, Daniel Geen, '81, Jim Gonzalez, '85, Jay Keith, '84, Scott Lippa, '82, Timothy Lloyd, '83, George Marron, '90, Greg Merkely, '87, Scott Odorisi, '86, Robert Pellegrino, '79, Christian Redder, '86, John Roselli, '84, Steve Salluzzo, '90, Paul Schaeffer, '88, Dan Schied, '78, Stephen Sercu, '85, Anthony Solazzo, '79, and Chip White, '85.

Edward L. Norton 60 June 17 2018In your prayers, please remember the soul of Edward L. Norton, '60. He is the father of Brian Norton, '86 and Sean Norton, '92. He is the brother of John Norton, '59 and William Norton, '68.

Norton, Edward L.

Pittsford: Passed away peacefully in his sleep on June 17, 2018. Predeceased by his parents, John and Dorothy; sister, Sheila DeGraff; daughter-in-law, Amy. Survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Mary Ann; children, Brian Norton, Katie (Kenneth Carll) Brandl; Sean (Heather) Norton; grandchildren, Megan, Benjamin, Justin, Cameron, Jameson; siblings, Jack (Marge) Norton, Dorie (Buz) Weintraub, Patty (Wick) Clark, Bill (Michelle) Norton, Ann Marie (John) Backus, Maureen (Bill) McGinn; brother-in-law, Hal DeGraff; numerous nieces and nephews.

Ed was a graduate of McQuaid Jesuit High School and the University of Notre Dame. He was a strong supporter of both institutions, and a proud Fighting Irish fan.

Ed was a devoted husband, a wonderful father and a beloved PopPop. He was an avid golfer who enjoyed countless rounds at Penfield Country Club and around the country. Ed was very devoted to his work, as well as to volunteering his time to outside organizations. After working at Price Waterhouse, Ed left to become Chief Financial Officer at Highland Hospital and later, F.F. Thompson Hospital. He served on the board at McQuaid, Penfield Country Club, Rochester Rehabilitation, the Episcopal Home and others. In addition, he was active over the years in the Notre Dame Club of Rochester and St. John of Rochester Parish.

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.

Charles F. Hawken 60 May 22 2018In your prayers, please remember the soul of Charles F. Hawken, '60

Hawken, Charles F.

Churchville - Charles F. Hawken passed away peacefully on May 22, at the age of 76. Predeceased by his parents Frank (Midge) and Helen (Nellie) Hawken; he is survived by his wife Mary McLaughlin); children, Christopher and Teresa; granddaughter Victoria Rypma; brother William and sister in law Alberta, and many nieces and nephews.

Charles graduated from McQuaid High School. He later joined the U. S. Army Reserves. Charles was retired from The Democrat and Chronicle Newspaper in 2006 after 46 years. He was a printer in the composing room and a member of the International Typographical Union Local 15. He also served as a vice chairman representing the ITU in the composing room. He was a member of the Harvey C. Noone Legion, Post 0954 of Churchville. He later moved on to be the foreman of the mailroom. Mary and Charlie had several years of travel during his retirement and he lived life to the fullest. To send a condolence please visit

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.