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Northeast Catholic Alumni Association, Inc

Our History

On June 10, 1929, just two days before graduation, the ninety-seven young men of the Class of 1929 met at a banquet at a center city hotel. During the course of the evening, Father George A. Mahoney, OSFS, Hon., '34, the immensely popular Class Moderator, broached the subject of forming an alumni association. His suggestion was overwhelmingly approved by his proteges. Officially, the Northeast Catholic Alumni Association was born. The first order of business was to select the leaders of this fledgling organization. The Class unanimously elected John J. Conmy, President; Paul M. Kennedy, Vice President; Gerard L. Klauder, Secretary; and John S. Walsh, Treasurer. The officers selected a committee consisting Edward G. Burgoyne, John A. Cavanaugh, John P. Clark, John H. (Swede) Mallon, and Francis T. McKee to assist them in managing the Association. Thus, the first Board of Governors was established. In 1953, after numerous changes to the way the Association was managed, an equally enterprising group led by President ''Chick'' Quinn, '36, and Treasurer Joe McKeown, '33, began the process of incorporating the Association. The final step in our gradual emergence as a full-fledged organization was accomplished on August 15, 1955 when the Articles of Incorporation were approved by Common Pleas Judge Charles A. Waters. From our inauspicious beginning, we have grown in the ensuing ninety-one years to the point where with the addition of a few men who would have been the Class of 2013 - 39,807 men have earned the title Northeast Catholic Alumnus - of whom over 25,000 are still with us. Currently, we boast of an active membership of over 2,500. If you are an alumnus and would like to become an active member, complete the form and mail with your check. The purpose of the Association is now as it has been since the first constitution was adopted in 1929. The object of this Association shall be to form a more perfect brotherhood, to create fraternalism and good fellowship among the graduates, clergy, and supporters of the Northeast Catholic High School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With this in mind, the Association will remain an active force in keeping the ideals and traditions of Northeast Catholic High School alive. Tenui nec dimittam. We have taken hold and will not let go. One of our major aims, as it has been for the past fifty plus years will be the support of Catholic education. A major example of our commitment to this objective is FALCONWAY, our combined fund raising tool which benefits our two favorite charities: Northeast Catholic Alumni Memorial Scholarship Fund, Inc., and the Oblates of St. Francis deSales. The Association is administered by the Executive Board which consists of the eleven elected officers and the Board of Governors. The Board of Governors consists of two elected Class Representatives from each graduating class. Currently, there are 36 men on the Board. To find out who your Class Rep is and information on how to contact him go to the Class Info page.

Northeast Catholic Alumni Association Officers
Current and Past Association Presidents
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Robert J Kensil Jr '74

July 1, 2019 -

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John J Hanejko '65

July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2012

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Stephen A Cardullo '72

July 1, 1997 - June 30, 2000

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John R Hanejko '65

July 1, 1986 - June 30, 1989

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Anthony J Cendrowski '57

June 10, 1976 - June 9, 1977

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Leonard F Knobbs '53

June 9, 1966 - June 12, 1969

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James E Fitzgerald '42

June 13, 1957 - June 9, 1960

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George W Sommer '36

January 26, 1947 - December 16, 1947

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Rev James McGuire '34

December 27, 1936 - December 26, 1937

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Albert P Waskiewicz '79

July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2019

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Edward J White '55

July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2009

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James W Bollendorf '73

July 1, 1995 - June 30, 1997

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John T Musial '63

June 9, 1983 - June 30, 1986

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Francis J Gleason '53

June 14, 1973 - June 10, 1976

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Patrick J Boyle '49

June 13, 1963 - June 9, 1966

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Hon Joseph Murphy '29

June 10, 1954 - June 13, 1957

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Paul J Kelly '34

July 6, 1942 - January 26, 1947

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John W Brecht '30

January 20, 1935 - December 27, 1936

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Jeffrey W Brown '79

July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2016

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Anthony J Colletta '72

July 1, 2003 - June 30, 2006

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Francis J Gleason '53

July 1, 1992 - June 30, 1995

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Leonard F Knobbs '53

June 12, 1980 - June 9, 1983

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J. William Arnoldy '38

June 11, 1970 - June 14, 1973

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James J Cox Jr '36

June 8, 1961 - June 13, 1963

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Charles J Quinn '36

November 27, 1949 - June 10, 1954

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Rev James McGuire '34

January 25, 1942 - July 6, 1942

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Frank T McKee '29

January 14, 1931 - January 20, 1935

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John T Musial '63

July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013

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Edward J White '55

July 1, 2000 - June 30, 2003

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Thomas P Morgan '64

July 1, 1989 - June 30, 1992

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Raymond P Zegarski '59

June 9, 1977 - June 12, 1980

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Rocco G Iacone '55

June 12, 1969 - June 11, 1970

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Charles E Malone '30

June 9, 1960 - June 8, 1961

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Bernard F Bygott '34

December 16, 1947 - November 27, 1949

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William P Robinson MD '29

December 26, 1937 - January 25, 1942

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Rev John Conmy '29

June 10, 1929 - January 14, 1931

Association Chaplains

Rev Neil F Kilty OSFS '59

December 31, 1999 - Present

Rev John J Green OSFS '35

April 1, 1973 - January 30, 1974

Rev Francis X O'Donnell OSFS '29

June 30, 1940 - June 30, 1947

Rev Edward J Simons OSFS '34

September 1, 1976 - December 31, 1999

Rev John B Tye OSFS '29

June 30, 1960 - April 1, 1973

Rev Harry J Quinn OSFS Hon '35

June 30, 1934 - June 30, 1940

Rev James J Behan OSFS '62

June 30, 1975 - September 1, 1976

Rev Fernan J Brennan OSFS '32

June 30, 1948 - June 30, 1960

Rev William A Stahl OSFS Hon '34

September 1, 1932 - June 30, 1934

Rev Francis X Quaile OSFS '35

January 30, 1974 - June 30, 1975

Rev George A Godley OSFS '31

June 30, 1947 - June 30, 1948

Rev George A Mahoney OSFS Hon. '34

June 10, 1929 - September 1, 1932

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