Catholic Charities recognized and celebrated the many years of service given by 23 employees throughout the Diocese of Syracuse during its Annual Recognition Luncheon held Sept. 17 at Holy Cross Church in DeWitt.
The ceremony began with prayer led by Bishop Robert J. Cunningham, and recognition to Joseph Slavik, President/CEO, for his 40 years of dedication and leadership (pictured above, inset). Bishop Cunningham then expressed gratitude to all the honorees for their commitment to and selfless work for Catholic Charities. Acknowledgments to all the honorees from across the diocese followed.
Catholic Charities congratulates all the honorees and thanks them for their time, talents and contributions toward the mission of creating hope, transforming lives.
Pictured at top are (from left, front row) Monica Urtz Homke – Oneida/Madison County (25 years), Renee Coppins – Oneida/Madison County (30 years), Mark Clary – Onondaga County (35 years), Marlene Murphy – Broome County (25 years), and Mary Jane Wood – Onondaga County (35 years), (back row) John Donato – Oneida/Madison County (25 years),  Maggie Malloy – Onondaga County (25 years), Lisa Ewing – Broome County (20 years), Mike Wells – Broome County (25 years), Joe Gosney – Broome County (30 years), Mary King – Onondaga County (40 years), Robert J. Cunningham, Bishop of Syracuse, and Joseph Slavik, President/CEO – Catholic Charities Diocese of Syracuse (40 years). Not pictured are: Broome County -Lisa Snover (20 years), Tracey Svenson Gates (25 years), Susanne Cheevers (25 years), Catherine Daly (25 years), Lori Accardi (35 years), and Grazia Tonelli (35 years); Cortland County – Brenda Daniels (20 years) and Marie Walsh (25 years); Oneida/Madison County – Elizabeth Hadlock (30 years); and Onondaga County – John Patros (25 years), and Michael Preston (35 years).

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