Married; four children; graduate of West Mifflin, Graduate Clarion State College, Graduate Studies Indiana University of Pennsylvania, retired teacher from Pittsburgh Public Schools in June 1999. Taught Special Education for 33 years. Ordained to the order of the Diaconate as a Permanent Deacon in June 1999. Assigned to Saint Winifred Parish July 1999 by Bishop Wuerl. Primary duties are charity and social justice as an advocate for those in need.