Hall of Fame

Since its inception, Cardinal O’Hara High School has graduated more than 5,000 young men and women. Many have achieved notable accomplishments in such areas as business, education, medicine, law, military, the arts and throughout their communities.

COHS Hall of Fame Induction Class

In 2005 the administration of Cardinal O’Hara began to formally recognize men and women who have distinguished themselves in their careers and community. In addition, the school also wanted to recognize its accomplishments in the sports arena and those individuals who helped make O’Hara athletics a success.

Both the Distinguished Alumni and Athletic Hall of Fame awards were born. Based on nominations from various sources, the inaugural class was inducted in the Hall of Fame on October 14, 2005. 

We are accepting nominations for future induction classes.

We are pleased to announce the COHS Hall of Fame Induction Class of 2020

Inductees will be honored at a dinner and ceremony on Saturday, October 2nd at Banchetti’s. Individual tickets are $55 each. Full tables and sponsorship opportunities are also available. You may also congratulate an inductee in the event program.  Click here to download a form with more information. 

Click here to purchase tickets on-line.

Cardinal O'Hara High School Hall of Fame

Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame Members
  • Curtis C. Guame ’65
  • Sandra A. DiPasquale, DrPH ’70
  • Thomas Via ’76
  • Col. Robert Pecoraro ’76
  • Col. John J. Higgins ’75
  • Dr. Maureen Montgomery ’66
  • Hon. Mark Montour ’75
  • Michael M. Billoni ’73
  • Ronald Shaw ’75
  • Sister Brenda Whelan ’79
  • Dr. Mary Ann Cavanagh Camann ’65
  • Francis James Falkowski ’67
  • Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer ’69
  • James Salada ’68
  • Msgr. Leo McCarthy (Honorary)
  • Patrick Boland ’65
  • Nancy LaTulip ’71
  • Colonel James “Mouse” Neumeister ’73
  • Dr. Paul Schreckenberger ’65
  • Brigadier General William Bender ‘79
  • C. Douglas Hartmayer ‘66 
  • Honorable Richard Halloran ‘65
  • Father Charles Jagodzinki – Honorary
  • Maureen Mc Gloin ‘76
  • Philip Haberstro ’65
  • Jack Baron ’79
  • Edward Fleming ’66
  • Brigadier General Anthony Caruana ’65
  • Peter Cuviello ’65
  • John Heimbach ‘67
  • Mary O’Hanrahan Loiacono ‘68
  • Robin Schimminger ‘65
  • Jean May-Brett ’67
  • Ronald Roll ‘70
  • Michael Rizzo ‘80
Athletic Hall of Fame Members
  • Charles LaDuca ’69
  • 1976 Baseball Team
  • Robert Judge ’90
  • Coach Timothy Dyrek
  • Daniel McDermott ’75
  • Brian Ross ’91
  • Melissa Kanalley ’91
  • Angelo Sciandra
  • 2006 Varsity Football Team
  • 2007 Varsity Football Team
  • Tim Conboy ’72
  • Michael Panzarella ’89
  • Ronald Keels ’04
  • Katherine Mang ’65
  • Patricia McCadden Bauer ’66
  • Richard Hessinger ’66
  • James Mary ’72
  • Ralph Dintino ‘70
  • Jennifer Hoffman, ‘92
  • James A. Law IV ‘98
  • Gerard O’Sullivan ‘82
  • Diane Quart ‘69
  • COHS Booster Club (Honorary)
  • Cheryl Gress Buggs ’73
  • Peter J. Bursik ’79
  • Laura Alexander Gunn ’83
  • Maureen O’Hanrahan Traina ‘78
  • 1990/1991 Girls’Track & Field Team 
  • F.W. (Curly) Martin (Honorary)
  • 1963 Varsity Football Team
  • John Rumschik ‘72
  • Douglas Whelan ‘68
  • Ken Bazinet ’65
  • Michael Balogh ’68
  • 1967-68 Varsity Baseball Team
  • 1993-94 Boys’ Varsity Basketball Team
  • Sandra Harrigan Banas ’91
  • Carey Braun ’92
  • Anthony Krupski ’85
  • Jeff Yeates ‘69
  • Michael Yeates ‘73
  • 1980-81 Varsity Football Team
  • 1991-92 Girls’ Varsity Volleyball Team
  • Elmo Drilling
  • Delores Franz
  • William Scherrer ‘76
  • Kristin Bauer ’89

Military Plaque of Honor

  • James Steinkirchner ‘67
  • Roger Ellis Montz ‘66 

Nominating Instructions

  1. QUALIFICATIONS FOR DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI HALL OF FAME NOMINEES The two nomination categories are as follows:
    • ALUMNI – An Alumnus must have graduated from COHS a minimum of seven years prior nomination.
    • HONORARY – An honorary candidate must have made a significant impact on COHS. The honorary category may include counselors, faculty and staff.
  2. QUALIFICATIONS FOR ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME NOMINEES The four categories of nomination are as follows:
    • ATHLETE – An athlete must have graduated from COHS a minimum of seven years prior to nomination.
    • COACH/ADMINISTRATOR –A coach/administrator must have distinguished themselves in such a manner that they have brought significant local, regional or state recognition of the highest honor to COHS.
    • HONORARY – An honorary candidate must have made a significant impact on COHS athletics and/or made a significant impact in regional, state, national, professional, or international levels of athletics. The honorary category may include counselors, faculty, athletic representatives or managers.
    • TEAM – Nominees may include certain COHS athletic teams who accomplished undefeated seasons, championships, etc.

    Please note in 2008, a Memorial Plaque of Honor was started dedicated to the alumni servicemen and women who have given their lives for our country. If you are aware of alumni for this plaque, please call 716-695-2600, ext. 312, or email: rorr@cardinalohara.com.

  3. SUGGESTED CRITERIA FOR NOMINATIONS:

    ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME

    1. Leadership
    2. Impact on COHS athletic program
    3. Honors/awards
    4. School record holder
    5. Community involvement/citizenship
    6. Sportsmanship
    7. Graduated from

    COHSDISTINGUISHED HALL OF FAME

    1. Academic Excellence
    2. Impact on COHS
    3. Honors/awards
    4. Leadership or distinguished service
    5. Community involvement/citizenship
    6. Significant contributions to society
    7. Graduated from COHS

  4. PROCEDURE

    Hall of Fame Classes are inducted in the spring of every even year.  To be considered for the next class, a nomination must be completed and either delivered, postmarked by September 30, 2021 or emailed to: rorr@cardinalohara.com. All of the nominees will receive a letter outlining the Hall of Fame and its procedures. These nominees will also be asked to complete a biography form. Detailed information about the candidates career, family and accomplishments need to be returned by October 30, 2021, for voting to begin. Candidates that do not receive induction votes will remain as nominees for five additional years.

Download the nomination forms here:

For more information, contact:

Renee Orr, Director of Advancement
(716) 695-2600, ext 312