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Man of the Year

Father/Son Communion Mass & Breakfast and the St. Joe's Man of the Year
The St. Joe's Man of the Year honor is given annually to a person who has demonstrated a commitment to St. Joe's over the years, and their involvement must be indicative of service to the school and to the larger St. Joe's community. The award is presented annually at the Father/Son Communion Mass & Brunch.
The 2017 Father/Son Communion Mass & Brunch and St. Joe's Man of the Year Award Presentation will be held on
Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.
in the Hogan Gymnasium at St. Joe's
where we will honor James J. Panepinto '87 as the 2017 Alumni Association Man of the Year for his outstanding service, dedication, and commitment to the St. Joe's community.
All students and their fathers and father figures, alumni, and their sons are invited to join us for this very special celebration!
Click here to register online, or download the form at the bottom of this page and return it to the Advancement Office.
There is no charge for this event, but an offering at Mass will help defray costs and provide support for the work of selected charities. 
About the 2017 Man of the Year:

James J. Panepinto '87 is a longstanding member of the Board of Trustees.  He serves on the Executive Committee of the the Board, the Technology Committee, and has been chairman of the Facilities Committee for the last several years.  As President of Pinto Construction, Jim has been instrumental in many of the renovations that have taken place at St. Joe's over the last several years.  In the past year alone, he has been instrumental in the installation of the signage and brick wall at the the entrance off Fayette, and the "SJ" logo on the gym wall at the entrance off Hartford.  He was a driving force in the installation of the statue of St. La Salle, the gym renovation and library renovation this past summer, and drinking water testing in all of the school's water fountains.  Jim continues ongoing work for SJCI along Kenmore Avenue, with the already completed asbestos abatement and demolition of the Cassetta property, creation of a new parking area in its place, and the continued renovations and rehab of the Becker building into the new St. Joe's Innovation Center.  Without his guidance and assistance, these could not have happened.  Jim seeks to help St. Joe's simply because he wants to help.  He is a man of great humility in his work, and never seeks out accolades or the "limelight."  He is also very active in his parish, and many other charitable efforts in WNY.     

Past Man of the Year Award Recipients
1973 Thomas V. Welch †
1974 Gabriel J. Milanese
1975 Jerry J. Greco
1976 Daniel M. Marmion ’53
1977 Frank J. Schreck ’41 †
1978 Thomas J. O’Donnell ’21 †
1979 Paul L. Hilligas ’56
1980 Philip D. Scaffidi ’74 †
1981 Thomas Reddington †
1982 John J. Barden † 
1983 George M. Martin ’38 †
1984 Br. Anselm Hoerbelt, FSC †
1985 Br. Patrick Gardner, FSC †
1986 Joseph P. Wolf ’57
1987 Michael A. Herzog ’64 †
1988 Gregory E. Hudecki, DDS ’64
1989 Russell M. Giordano ’67 †
1990 Thomas C. Toy, Jr. ’68 †
1991 Thomas Higgins
1992 Robert T. Scott, AFSC
1993 John F. Kenny ’68
1994 Joseph J. Pirrami, Jr. ’72
1995 Timothy J. Black
1996 Brother Michael Corry, FSC †
1997 James V. Deiotte
1998 Victor J. Rutecki ’74
1999 James P. Roland ’69
2000 Joseph F. Chaya
2001 Richard W. Parker ’56
2002 Robert J. Ivory ’47
2003 Woman of the Year
  Dorothy Welch 
2004 Paul F. Hogan Jr. ’70
2005 Allan H. Simmons
2006 James J. Shirley ’69
2007 Richard A. Neumeister ’69
2008 John D. Mecca ’69
2009 Charles W. Breem, Ph.D.
2010 Richard F. Cronin ’68 
2011 Brothers of the Christian Schools
2012 Donald R. McMahon ’70
2013 John M. Cambria '82
2014 Timothy J. Lennon '69
2015 Daniel J. Dirrigl '78
2016 Daniel J. Ryan PhD '78