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JohnGangaleJohn Gangale of Midland Park, N.J.

John Gangale performed with the Holy Name Cadets in 1957 as a solo soprano player.

He entered Army basic training in 1961 and progressed through his military career as an officer and leader until retiring in 1997 as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves.

In addition to his military responsibilities, John earned a doctoral degree at Columbia University.

He retired after 28 years as a special education teacher and school administrator in the New Jersey Public School System. He also retired as an assistant professor at William Patterson University.

John currently serves as an education mentor at Montclair State University.

NickPatrissoNick Patrisso of Clifton, N.J.

Nick Patrisso marched as a snare drum player in the Holy Name Cadets from its founding year in 1934 until 1941.

He entered the U.S. Navy in September 1942. He served on the Escort 316, serving in the Atlantic and Pacific Theatre until December 1945.

Nick was discharged at the rank of Storekeeper, 3rd Class. When he returned home, after joyfully reuniting with family and friends, he joined the Holy Name Cadets Senior Corps at Legion 255 in Garfield, N.J.

Nick is the brother of Frank and Edward Patrisso.


Doug Tenis of Fair Lawn, N.J.

Doug Tenis marched in the Garfield Cadets hornline from 1958 to 1968.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1963 and attended basic training at Fort Dix.

His military career took him into Army Intelligence as an E5, and he was discharged from the service in 1966.

Doug is presently the commander of American Legion Post 199 in Hawthorne, N.J. He organizes the runs of the Hawthorne Memorial Day Parade and is the business manager for the Caballeros Alumni Corps as well as a member of the New Jersey Hall of Fame and an associate member of the World Hall of Fame.

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Anthony "Bart" Bartello

Dennis Bradley

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Robert T. Messineo, Sr.

Richard Santo

Vincent D'Arrigo

Reverend Deacon Donald Koch

Frederick "Rick" Walsh 




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