John J. Kintsch, ’50, of Warminster, Pa. and Churchville, Pa. on November 4, 2017.

James A. Mooney, ’50, on June 11, 2016.

John P. Gillane, ’51, of Absecon, N.J. and Drexel Hill, Pa. on May 13, 2017.

William A. Loughlin, ’55, on July 11, 2016.

John F. Campbell, ’57, of Huntingdon Valley, Pa., on November 13, 2017.

Francis E. Jarecki, ’57, in August 2017.

Joseph M. Gindhart, Esq., ’58.

Compton T. Harris, ’58, of Fairfield, Ca. and Philadelphia, Pa. on December 1, 2017.

Edward H. McDermott, ’58, on August 30, 2017.

John J. Todd, ’58, on October 31, 2017.

Joseph C. Toland, O.D., M.D., ’59, on December 4, 2016.


Robert P. Corlies, ’61, of Belle Mead, N.J.

Joseph F. Koszarek, ’62, of Philadelphia, Pa. on June 23, 2016.

Brian D. Mullane MBA, ’62, of Doylestown, on Dec. 12, 2017.

William J. Oakley, ’62, on April 4, 2017.

Albert N. Oriold, ’62, of Huntingdon Valley, Pa., on April 13, 2017.

William R. Regli, ’62, on December 15, 2017.

Francis M. Knight, ’63, of King of Prussia, Pa., on August 12, 2017.

Deacon Philip E. Heaney, ’64, on February 7, 2017.

William A. Duryee, ’66, of Arlington, Va., on September 19, 2017.

John R. Rutkowski, ’66.

James J. Conahan, ’67, of Northfield, N.J. on October 9, 2017.

Brian D. McCann, ’67, of Aston, Pa. on November 3, 2017.

Charles D. Kearns, ’68, of Yardley and Wyomissing, Pa.


Daniel Henon, ’70, of Philadelphia, Pa. and Gruetli Laager, TN, on December 4, 2017.

Thomas A. Sabol, Esq., ’71, of Center City Philadelphia. on September 11, 2017.

Francis J. Spiecker, ’72, of Chalfont, Pa., on March 26, 2017,

Richard Hofmann, ’76, of Cumming, Pa. and formerly of Clifton Heights, Pa. on July 13, 2016.

Gilbert R. Miller of Philadelphia, Pa., on November 4, 2017. Gerald P. McGovern, ’72, Falls Township, Pa., on June 23, 2014.

Thomas E. Price, Jr., ‘75, of North Cape May, N.J. on August 20, 2017.

Anthony R. Pileggi, ’76, of Horsham, Pa., on December 24, 2016.


Arthur E. Chandler, ’85, of Collegeville, Pa., on November 9, 2017.


Kathleen “Bunkey” Frame, R.N., MFA, Ph.D., ’90, on June 13, 2017

Joann L. Creneti, ’92, of Philadelphia, Pa., on April 5, 2017

Reverend Thomas F. Gardocki, Psy.D, ’94, of Wyandotte, Mass., on March 23, 2017

Brian L. Kaye, ’97, on April 15, 2017


Christopher J. Fanelli, ’08, of Shamong, N.J., on December 29, 2017.


Lawrence J. Mellon Jr., M.D, ’54, of Morton, Pa. is alive and well. His beloved wife, Anne, passed on March 24, 2017.

Robert Todd, ’77, M.A.Ed., ’97, is alive and well. His father, Robert F. Todd, Sr., passed away on November 27, 2017.

In Memoriam: Rasual Butler

La  Salle mourns the loss of great athlete and Men’s Basketball star Rasual Butler. Butler and his wife Leah LaBelle passed early morning on Wednesday, Jan. 31. Butler was a 2008 inductee into the La  Salle Hall of Athletes for his incredible achievements as an Explorer from 1998- 2002. During his four seasons he recorded 2,125 points, putting him fourth in La  Salle’s all-time record list among greats Lionel Simmons, Tom Gola and Michael Brooks. Butler was a two-time First Team All-Atlantic 10 selection, and averaged 20.9 points per game in his senior year.

“This is a real tragedy to the La Salle community and to all who knew Rasual,” Director of Athletics Bill Bradshaw said. “He was a terrific basketball player, a great teammate and a wonderful person. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and families of Rasual and his wife, Leah.”

Butler was drafted out of La Salle by the Miami Heat in the second round of the 2002 NBA draft. He went on to play for 13 seasons on eight teams. Most recently, Butler was expected to play a second season in the BIG3 League. Butler was 38 years old, Leah LaBelle was 31.


Samantha “Sami” Bienkowski, ’20, of Toms River, N.J. passed away on November 7, 2017, at home while surrounded by her family, after a courageous battle against cancer. She was born in Red Bank, N.J. and lived in Howell before moving to Toms River in 2008. Sami graduated from St. Veronica’s School, Donovan Catholic High School, Ocean County Community College and La  Salle University.

Sami was an exceptionally special person. With a smile you can’t help but to smile back at and a personality to match, she brought sunshine with her everywhere she went. To know her was to love her and she was loved by so many. Undeterred by her illness, she always lived her life to the fullest with unrelenting positivity and inspired all around her to do the same.

Sami was happiest on the soccer field, but was also the captain of her cheerleading team at St. Veronica’s and played volleyball and lacrosse at Donovan Catholic. She loved being at the beach and took surfing lessons. She also had an adventurous bucket list that included skydiving which she crossed off last summer. Inspired by the care she received at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Sami was studying Nursing at La Salle University to one day pursue her dream of becoming a pediatric nurse.