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Remembrance Day

In lieu of the annual in-person Remembrance Day Ceremony, please watch Ramapo College’s video tribute. This tribute honors the lives and contributions of members of the Ramapo community who passed away between July 2019 and June 2020.


List of Honorees

Eleanor Antolino, Founding Staff

Andrew “Andy” Brisman, Student

Cristine Dilone, Student

John Thomas Durkin Jr. ’78, Benefactor

Allison “Allie” J. Garbely, Student

Pritam Singh Grewal, Benefactor

Barbara Harrison ’82, Retired Staff

Carol Hovanec, Founding Faculty & Faculty Emeritus

Newton LeVine, Retired Faculty

Donald Joseph Mahoney ’73, Benefactor

Vincent “Vinnie” P. Markowski, Staff

Kenneth J. Marus, Staff

Eric Mayer, Benefactor

James R. Napolitano, Benefactor

Timothy “Tim” Robinson, Founding Staff & Dean Emeritus

Judith Martinez Rodriguez, Benefactor

Lawrence “Larry” Salameno, Benefactor


Remembrance Day is an annual event established by the Ramapo College of New Jersey Board of Trustees in 2005 to “memorialize the death of members of the campus community and outside individuals who have significantly contributed to the institution and to the campus community.” The event provides an opportunity to pause, remember and celebrate the contributions and lives of those whose memories continue to make Ramapo College a special community. Family members, friends, and members of the community are invited to attend this ceremony which includes a memorial plaque at a planting site. 

The Board of Trustees approved changes to the College’s Policy/Procedure 476: Memorial. As a result, Remembrance Day will now honor those who passed away in the preceding fiscal year, July 1 – June 30.  Formerly, this event honored those who passed away in the previous calendar year.


Event Contact:
Stephanie A. Scheeler, CMP
Director of Special Events and Presidential Facilities
Ramapo College of New Jersey
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430-1680
P: (201) 684-7850