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Namedropper 10/25/2017

October 25, 2017

Fundraiser Friday

Family and friends of Margaret M. “Peggy” Pettinato are rallying support for better detection and treatment of uterine cancer to help other women overcome the disease.

The Peggy’s Pathway for Women’s Cancer Care committee, led by Peggy’s husband, Robert W. Pettinato; daughters Lisa Davis, Natalie O’Hara and Dr. Kristin Paoli; and son Robert Pettinato Jr. are planning an inaugural fundraising event Friday, for their newly established organization.

Peggy died from uterine cancer in 2015.

The foundation hopes to raise $100,000 to fund research by nationally-acclaimed medical scientists at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, in the hopes of advancing their studies, and ultimately giving others the means to challenge their cancer, according to a press release.

Other committee members include: April Beky, Ellen Beechko, Brian Cali, Betty Chiorazzi, Carol Chisdak, Karen Clifford, Bill Genello, Sally Henry, Linda Keene, Dottie Magnotta, Jennifer Novak, Natalie O’Hara, Regina Peters, Josephine and Maggie Pettinato, Marie Santilli, Dia ne Scandale, Elaine She pard and Steve Tolerico.

The Special Evening with the Friends and Family of Peggy Pettinato will feature dinner and dancing; entertainment by Daddy-O & the Sax Maniacs and a special surprise musical performance.

The fundraiser is Friday from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Country Club of Scranton. Tickets are $125 per person. For more details or to make a reservation, contact 570-343-1159; email, PeggysPathway@gmail.com or visit www.PeggysPathway.com or Peggy’s Pathway for Women’s Cancer Care on Facebook.

Super students

Western Wayne Middle School students, Ally Bien-Aime, Jenny Guadagno, Rachel Hoch and Sarah Collins attended the third annual Women in Science Symposium at the Heritage Night Club at Woodloch Resort.

Ally, Jenny, Rachel and Sarah learned about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) career paths, met with from local colleges to discuss career options, heard from and spoke with female, working professionals.

Western Wayne female students in eighth to 10th grade attended the event on Sept. 19, hosted by the Wayne Pike Workforce Alliance and the Lacawac Sanctuary & Biological Field Station.

Future deacon complete step

John C. Jorda, Gate of Heaven, Dallas; Eugene N. Blockus, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Lake Silkworth; Joseph J. Chmiola Jr., St. Jude, Mountain Top; Joseph Sudano, St. Vincent de Paul, Milford; Joseph R. Marcellus, St. Thomas More, Lake Ariel; Angel Luis Rivera, St. Luke, Stroudsburg; Peter J. Lemoncelli, St. Ann’s Basilica, Scranton; and Gerard P. Pernot, Nativity of Our Lord, Duryea, finished their first year in formation to be ordained as permanent deacons in November 2020, the Diocese of Scranton announced.

They, along with Bishop Joseph C. Bambera, celebrated the Rite of Candidacy in the Cathedral of St. Peter at on Saturday, Oct. 7.

The future deacons declared their formal intentions to pursue ordination to the diaconate, the diocese said.