Sachem High School Alumni

Lake Ronkonkoma, New York (NY)

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This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!

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In Memory Of

Albert Martin
Albert Martin
Class of 1967
Passed Feb 20, 1968
Alexander Nich Di Guardia
Class of 1965
Passed Oct 26, 1967
Antonio (tony) Rodriguez
Antonio (Tony) Rodriguez
Class of 1970
Passed Sep 12, 2013
Tony, loving husband to Geri Neary Rodriguez (Sachem 1975) for 37 years passed away September 12, 2013. They have a daughter and a son. He was so loved and terribly missed.
Carol Caccioppo
Carol Caccioppo
Class of 1970
(Passed date unknown)
Was my best friend in and out of school.She passed away in 1981of Leukemia . Miss her a Lot.
Cary Sopko
Cary Sopko
Class of 1969
Passed May 21, 2010
RIP good friend
Charles Greene
Charles Greene
Class of 1965
Passed Aug 08, 1966
Charles J. Demella
Charles J. DeMella
Class of 1991
Passed Feb 21, 2018
Charlie left behind a beautiful 11 year old daughter and a 2 year old son as well as nieces and nephews who will always feel his absence. A gentle, loving soul gone way too soon.
May you always rest peacefully Charlie. I love you.
- Mo
David Mehlhop
David Mehlhop
Class of 1981
Passed Mar 14, 1994
Capt. David Mehlhop: USAF Captain died during Operation Provide Relief on AC-130H aircraft accident in Kenya in 14 March 1994.
Diane O'malley
Diane O'Malley
Class of 1980
Passed Jan 01, 2005
Diane will always be missed
Donald Preston Woolley
Donald Preston Woolley
Class of 1956
Passed Oct 29, 2019
Donald Woolley
Donald Preston Woolley
"Friendly he and full of athlete liked by everyone"
Born in Newark, NJ September 13, 1930, Don left us with the best of memories on October 29, 2019 at his home in St. Augustine, Florida.
Don is predeceased by his parents, Preston & Marjorie Woolley as well as his beloved son Christopher Woolley USCG.
He lives on in the memories of his wife and love, Kathleen Woolley as well as his daughter Cathy Petillo (Anthony), daughter Casey Shaw, his brother Richard Woolley (Dottie), Sister in law Patricia Dolan(Thomas),grandchildren Brittney Puccio(Thomas), Christopher Petillo, Kirsen Moore(Peter),Skyler Doherty, Lauren Kendall (James), Jennifer Phillips(Wayne) ,7 great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and countless friends.
Don was raised in Cranford, NJ where he was a high school track and football star, he graduated from Ithaca College, NY with a degree in Physical Education. He also served as a Sgt. in the US Army from 1953 to 1955.
He moved then to Long Island NY where he stayed for 35 years as a Physical Education teacher and Coach extraordinaire for Soccer, Wrestling and Track at Sachem High School. His teams achieved many League and State Championships....Woolley Field still bears his name.
Graveside services will take place at Calverton National Cemetery, NY

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Elvira Szabo
Elvira Szabo
Class of 1961
Passed Nov 19, 2009
My mom passed away this week after a long fight with cancer.She lost her husband, Robert Jones early in October.
Eugene "gene" Rabe
Eugene "Gene" Rabe
Class of 1967
Passed Dec 03, 2011
Died at home of natural causes. He will be missed.
Evelyn Okvist
Evelyn Okvist
Class of 1972
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
James Foros
James Foros
Class of 1975
Passed May 01, 2018
(no additional information)
Jason Santora
Jason Santora
Class of 2003
Passed Apr 23, 2010
Died April 23, 2010 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom
Jason Santora: Assigned to 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment of U.S. Army, Fort Benning, Ga., died April 23, 2010 in Logar province, Afghanistan during combat.
25, of Farmingville, N.Y.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga.; died April 23 in Logar province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained while conducting combat operations. Was planning to become a recruiter

When Jason Santora’s parents were unable to throw his little sister, Gina, a Sweet 16 birthday party, he decided to throw her one using money from his pool cleaning job.
“I always said that every girl should have a big brother like him,” Gina Santora said.
Santora, was serving his fourth tour of duty — his second in Afghanistan after two in Iraq — when his unit was ambushed April 23 in Logar province. Santora, 25, was shot and killed during the battle.
He had planned to make this his last mission and start recruiting for the Army in July. He was assigned to Fort Benning, Ga.
Santora graduated from Sachem North High School in 2003. He had been involved in the school’s science research and aviation programs and graduated early, said school Superintendent James Nolan.
Current Sachem North students were so moved by Santora’s death that they are creating a tribute to fallen soldiers.
“He was a hero,” said his father, Gary Santora. “He died loving what he was doing.”
Santora also is survived by his mother, Theresa Santora.
John A. Mattson
John A. Mattson
Class of 1968
Passed May 21, 1994
Loving Family miss him so
John Blessinger
John Blessinger
Class of 1976
Passed Jan 31, 1991
U.S. Air Force, killed in action during Desert Storm, recipient of Silver Star Award
Joseph P. Milano
Joseph P. Milano
Class of 1979
Passed Oct 23, 1983
Joyce Debetta
Joyce DeBetta
Class of 1963
Passed Mar 01, 2011
Was my very best friend and miss her so much
Kevin P. Knight
Kevin P. Knight
Class of 1969
Passed Feb 08, 1971
Died on Feb. 8, 1971 serving in Vietnam. A mechanic with the 61st Assault Helicopter Company, he had been in Vietnam since 1970. He was stationed at the Yakima Air Force Base in Washington. While in the service he received the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal and a Vietnam Campaign Medal.

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