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Catania, Joel Posted: 1/8/2009 11:13:30 PM

Class of 1974

Joel Catania, PDMM, M.B.A.

Joel Catania '71, recently earned the designation Professional Daily Money Manager (PDMM) bestowed by the American Association of Daily Money Managers. After retiring from the jewelry business, he established his business "Personal Solutions, LLC" in 2004 to assist individuals and small businesses with their daily monetary and paperwork tasks. He assists his clients with bill-paying, banking, insurance claims, budgeting, tax records, expense analysis and various other personal paperwork and record keeping needs. He is currently one of only twenty-eight daily money managers nationwide that have earned the PDMM designation. Joel resides in Garden City, NY with his wife Donna, a former Beta Pi Dream Girl. They have two sons, Jason and Michael.

Brodsky, Ronald "Ron" Posted: 3/4/2008 4:14:24 PM
Class of 1977

I am a pediatric anesthesiologist working at the Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters in Norfolk, VA. I am also the Medical Director of the hospital's free standing ambulatory surgery center in Newport News, VA.
I married a local Virginia lady in 1990 and have two constant reminders of that union every day...Marlene Isabel 17 yrs and Saul Leo right behind at 16. Am still in contact with my old roomie, Mike Benator. Come and visit if and when you are in balmy Virginia!

Karig, Mitchell Modified: 12/30/2007 10:34:39 AM
Class of 1980 

I'm vice president of marketing communications at the U.S. capital markets subsidiary of French bank Natixis. My partner, Neal Glennon, and I celebrate our 26th anniversary in January. I have kept in touch with Scott Lohmann, Tom Goff, Jerry Feldman, and Paul Reszutek, and was delighted to get back in touch recently with pledge brother Dave Meyer.

Conroy, Marty Posted: 1/25/2007 11:03:43 AM
Class of 1975

I know she has more hair than I do, so don't say it.

Flo and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary a couple of weeks ago. Life has been quite busy for us and our family the past couple of years. Our oldest, Don, was married in 2004, and last August, he and his wife had their first child (our first grandchild) Sophie Elizabeth Conroy. She's a real joy and is as cute as can be. I attached a photo of her, in my arms, on her birthday. Our youngest, Kelley, is to be married this June.

Flo and I have talked alot about getting to one of the upcoming events back at 3916 Spruce. We will be sure to turn that talk into action before long.

Robinson, Stephen "Big Bear" Modified: 11/18/2006 11:25:30 AM
Class of 1977 

After many happy years on Spruce St., my family and I moved to the suburbs of Atlanta last year. I am now an IT director for and really enjoying the work. We have over 3 million cars on our site, co check us out at if you are in the market for a car, or need to sell one.

We get back to Philadelphia from time to time, so we will not be strangers. Anybody reading this who plans to come through Atlanta, looks us up, we are in Norcross.

Big Bear

Bodner, Mark "Mark" Posted: 11/15/2006 11:48:47 AM

My wife Rachel and I have three children: Joshua,10; Matthew,8, and Jessica, 6. I am a senior trial attorney with the law firm of Kenner, Engelberg DaDalt & Bratcher. We are staff counsel for the Zurich North America Insurance Co. I am in touch with, but not as often as I'd like, with Dan DiFelice, Chawner Hurd, Marc Anderson, and Bora Sila. Chawner still has a party almost every Memorial Day at his family's summer house in Nonquit, Mass. Regular attendees are Marc Anderson, Bora Sila, Bruce Roberston, Tom Fogarty (when his wife lets him), and Ken Robison. I run into Mike Krebs on the commuter train from Boston once in a while.

Bobrick, Michael "Michael" Posted: 11/15/2006 11:48:47 AM

I serve as chief of the Environmental Law Branch with the U.S. Army Training & Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Office of the Staff Judge Advocate in Fort Monroe, Va. I live in Newport News with my wife of 12 years, Robin, who enjoyed an exciting mission trip to Kenya last year. We have three children: Ariel is in the fifth grade; Mikhail, first grade; and Braden, kindergarten. Initially I served as a prosecutor, then a defense counsel, then an installation-level environmental attorney. Then, I earned LL.M degrees in military and environmental law.

Perilstein, Ronald Posted: 11/15/2006 11:48:47 AM
Class of 1980 

I live in Penn Valley, Penn., (just outside Philly) and have been happily married to my college love, Jayne, for almost 21 years. We have two great kids, Julie, 17, and Alex, 14. We are busy with SATs and college hopping for Julie (Penn is high on the list). My son is in 8th grade and a premier travel soccer player. Jayne is a corporate meeting planner who was hired to coordinate The 125th Anniversary of Women at Penn, a three-day event that raised more than $4 million and brought back to campus more than 1,500 women from across the country...only a few months after 9/11. I am an independent insurance agent specializing in life, disability and long-term care insurance for both individual and corporate clients. My memories of Beta Pi include: hoops out back, bowling for fines, keg-offs, Rolling Rock vs. Bud, the first ""real"" Alumni Directory (using IBM punchcards), having my then-6-year-old sister spend the night at the house, moving Scooty's VW onto the sidewalk three times in one night, mooning cops in Massachusetts, the famous Docksider incident, where's my mattress, Dream Girl, Spring Fling and the test file (saved my butt more than once).

Hirsch, Leslie "Leslie" Posted: 11/15/2006 11:48:47 AM

Nancy, Max and I (along with the bird and the rabbit) have just moved to the Laverock section of Cheltenham. Most of you would know the area because it's about five blocks from what was once known as Beaver College (now called Arcadia University). Let's just leave it at that. It's a great house, about 40 years old, that needs a little updating and sprucing up, but at least won't blow over in light wind like new construction. It's actually got plaster walls. It's close to Chestnut Hill, where we lived about 15 years ago (Colin will remember the Giants-Eagles football game with baggies over our socks). There are also a few great bars that Wild Man Lemire used to take us to (like Campbell's and Towey's) and one with the greatest bar sandwich ever invented (McNally's, the home of the Schmitter). So if you're in the neighborhood, don't stop by unless you want to do some painting, weeding or drinking. Les

Tarnoff, Louis Posted: 11/15/2006 11:48:46 AM

I graduated from Temple Dental School and spent two years in the U.S. Public Health service stationed in a coal-mining town in West Virginia. Afterward, I moved to South Jersey and set up a private practice in Browns Mills while teaching part time at Temple. After 20 years of practice, I am phasing out that part of my career and am now a full-time faculty member with the title of assistant director of the fixed prosthodontic clinic.


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