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Timon Honors Held

Published on Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Timon Honors Held

l-r: David Rost '73, Patrick J. Stanton '69, Bernard Tolbert, Steven Nigrelli '84 and Kevin Cullen '84 

seated: Kimberly Kulczyk and James Pankow '74     not available for photo: Robert J. Bogart '86

For seven decades Timon has stood Strong In Faith: faith in God, faith in our mission and faith in one another and ourselves. Timon has consistently met the challenges set before us and succeeded. Whether it has been in the classroom, on the playing field or in the boardroom, Timon alumni have proven our strength and determination to accomplish the task at hand.

In 1980, the Bishop Timon - St. Jude High School Athletic Hall of Fame was established as a means of recognizing alumni who have excelled in athletics as Timon students and beyond.  Members of the Athletic Hall of Fame represent the competitive spirit of Timon while exuding a spirit of sportsmanship, teamwork, and leadership.  
A decade later, in 1994, the John Timon Society was established to honor and recognize Timon alumni who exemplify what a true Timon man is. These alumni demonstrate the character and leadership of the man, Bishop John Timon, the first bishop of Buffalo, NY, by living the spirit and characteristics of St. Francis of Assisi and the Franciscan charism.   

Over the past three decades, the Athletic Hall of Fame and The John Timon Society have been two separate events that have provided the entire Timon community the opportunity to celebrate and honor alumni who have made significant contributions on athletic teams and those who have made significant contributions to their professions and to their community. 

On February 25, 2017, the Timon Community celebrated the athletic and professional achievements of alumni in a single event; Timon Honors Night! Two alumni were inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame and two into the John Timon Society. In addition to the inductions, Timon awarded the Paul Lempko '53 Alumni Appreciation Award, the Fr. Claude Kean, OFM Builders Award, the Tom Sands '54 Community Service Award and the Spirit of St. Francis Award. 

Bishop Timon - St. Jude High School is proud to announce this year's honorees:

John Timon Society: Robert J. Bogart '86 and James E. Pankow '74

Athletic Hall of Fame: Kevin G. Cullen '84 and Dave Rost '73

Spirit of St. Francis Award: Steven A. Nigrelli '84

Fr. Claude Kean, OFM Builders Award: Kimberly Kulczyk

Tom Sands '54 Community Service Award: Bernie Tolbert

Paul Lempko '53 Alumni Appreciation Award: Patrick J. Stanton '69

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Author: Maureen Burns

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