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Brothers’ News – Spring 2020

Some brothers are doing great things, while others…

Anthony LaViola ’06 – Marriage became a reality (star)

Tont Laviola
Tony outkicked his coverage, marrying Sam DeBianchi.

Tony LaViola is a fashion-forward, pharmaceutical consultant and golf enthusiast, living it up in Florida. He recently celebrated his first wedding anniversary with his wife, Million Dollar Listings Miami star, Sam DeBianchi. In spite of his dapper dress and well-coifed hair, she clearly outshines Tony. She was recently featured (from their home) on a Fox Business interview about housing sales in Florida. 

What to expect with real estate post coronavirus

What does real estate look like in a post #coronavirus world? NAR says a 30%-40% drop in sales. But what does that really mean for buyers, sellers and #realtors and should we expect the worst?⠀⠀On this week’s Making Money with Charles Payne on Fox Business, I explain why the #realestate market is going to change and how we should adjust and plan accordingly.⠀⠀Do you agree or disagree with my thoughts?

Posted by Sam DeBianchi on Thursday, April 23, 2020

John McKeon ’85 – Not lost, just cheap

John Goober McKeon
John was actually the first to “take a knee” to protest the injustice of alumni dues.

After the last mailing to John “Goober” McKeon was returned to us, we were worried. Has he taken to the streets? Was he kidnapped? Did the Cornavirus get him!? As it turns out, we worry (and drink) too much. We sent an impassioned email plea to John for his 10-20. He candidly replied, “I’m not lost. I’ve been ducking Pi Lam requests for a donation.”

Mark Mackachinas ’98 – Helping youth campers take down suspicious clay pigeons

Mark Mack
Mark Mack teaching youth shooters poor trigger discipline. Photo credit: Times Leader, August 10, 2016

Mark Mack is a Pennsylvania State Trooper. The only thing he likes more than busting creepy Internet trolls is volunteering to help out kids. He was recently featured in an article about “Camp Cadet,” a summer camp for children with an interest in the State Police. 

Dan Walus ’18 – Six Degrees of Alpha Delta

Tom Caridi and Dan Walus - Kovner 2014
Cousins and brothers: Tom Caridi and Dan Walus at the 2014 Kovner Banquet

After seeing a request from the alumni association for composite pictures, Dan Walus answered the call. Surprisingly, he had found and saved a copy of the 1976 composite. Why? Because his cousin, Tom Caridi ’77,  is in it. But the connections don’t stop there. After six months at his job with SEI Investments, he recently found out that one of the analysts on his team was a Pi Lam at Bloomsberg. Holy Kevin Bacon!

Scott Fultineer ’07 – Still meeting up with southern transplants

Fultineer and Breuer
Scott Fultineer is staying in touch with Steve Breuer and other Pi Lam migrants.

13 years ago, Scott packed up the family truckster and moved to Raleigh, NC to take a job with GSK. He’s still enjoying life below the Mason-Dixon Line, saying, “My wife (Amanda), 7 year old (Mason), and 4 year old (sassy Sammy) are loving life down south. We started a small business this year so that has been a bit intense, but we’ll figure it out like everyone else.” But distance hasn’t severed his Pi Lam ties. “There are a few Pi Lambders (Tony Laviola ’06, Steve Breuer ’07, and Andrew Strange ’08) that all migrated down south as well, so we meet up once a year in Florida to golf and drink a few.” 

Marc Jacobs ’16 – Nose to the hard drive

Marc Jacobs
Marc Jacobs (in loud jacket) has a point of Parlimentary Procedure!

From his humble beginnings of asking users, “did you restart?” Marc Jacobs is working his way up the Information Services ladder. Currently, he is consulting as an Interface Support Engineer with Accenture Federal Services at a veteran’s affairs hospital in Washington, DC. One day he hopes to partner with the machines, once they become self-aware and rule humankind.

Shawn McClure ’95 – Saving Lives

Wanted to make an honest shout out to a man who has been a great friend , a father to my godson and a person who doesn’t ask for anything “ no props “ no recognition “ no credit “ no selfishness but friendship! – Dr Shawn MCClure- he saves lives by removing cancer from people on a weekly basis , and is the most highly asked for doctor in the country ! With the virus here in this country and your still on the front lines ! We salute you brother who I call my friend .. god bless you and be safe ! So you can take care of your family “ Jenna , Zoe , Lola and Quinn !! You have a beautiful family and we are all here for you .. be safe !

Posted by Junior Molina on Sunday, April 12, 2020

You don’t often hear the term “doctor” before a Pi Lam’s name, but Shawn McClure, MD has made a name as a specialist in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery. That’s a big word that most brothers would struggle just spelling. It means he’s a dental specialist who treats conditions, defects, injuries and esthetic aspects of the mouth, teeth, jaws and face, including tumors and cancer care. He was recognized in a CBS news story in 2015 for saving a young Haitian girl’s life, and more recently received a big video shoutout on Facebook. Clearly, he has fans.

Chapter Eternal

The following brothers recently passed into the Chapter Eternal:

  • Dr. Lawrence Marcus ’51
  • Marvin Lourie ’54 

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