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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Everything You Need to Know

  • The event will start at Sun Valley High School and conclude with a social at the Slowdown Grillpub.

  • This event is free to attend.

  • There will be appetizers and hor d'oeures served at the Slowdown Grillpub after the ceremony.

  • You will have to pay for your own drinks at the Slowdown.

  • We are asking for a donation to the Bob Stone Memorial Scholarship Fund.

  • It is ok to RSVP up until the day before the event. The site monitor will add any new RSVP's to the "Look Who Is Attending" page after the 22nd of July.

  • It is important to RSVP so we can determine the location of the event to handle the expected crowd.

  • In the event of any changes to the program, you will be notified by email.

 

HONOR THE COACHES

Program

 

TOURS OF SUN VALLEY

Tours of Sun Valley High School and the Stadium

Sun Valley High School, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

MEET AND GREET COACHES

Meet and Greet Former Coaches and Players, Sun Valley High School Cafeteria

Sun Valley High School, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

CEREMONY (SUN VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL) AND REUNION/SOCIAL (SLOWDOWN GRILLPUB)

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

2:00 - 3:00 PM Ceremony (Sun Valley High School Auditorium)

  • Introductions and Thanks

  • Honor the 1973 Undefeated Team 

  • Guest Speaker: Harry Chaykun, Retired Senior Sports Writer Delco Times

  • Presentations:

    • Bill Benedict (Accepting the Benedict Family)​

    • Michael Lashendock

    • Ron Withelder

    • Joseph Giampalmi

    • Tom Kent

    • Bob Fithian

  • Closing Remarks

  • Group Pictures (Stadium)

    • Attendees

    • 1973 Team

3:00 - 5:00 PM Reunion/Social (Slowdown Grillpub)

LIEUTENANT COLONEL ROBERT (“BOB”) STONE JR. MEMORIAL FUND

Please make a donation to this Scholarship Fund at the event!


Robert (“Bob”) Stone Jr. was a 1980 graduate of Sun Valley High School.  At Sun Valley High School, he captained the football team and was also president of the National Honor Society, and named All-County in football and track.  In 1980, he graduated fourth in his class and received the Maxwell Award for excellence in sports and academics, the “Class of the Class” award, and an appointment to West Point, where he had been recruited for football.


Bob graduated from West Point in 1984 and eventually was assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group (“SFG”) where he traveled throughout Latin America in forward-deployed 7th SFG detachments, training units in Direct Action/Counterterrorism missions.  Bob remained in Special Operations, taking command at Fort Campbell, KY in the 5th SFG, and serving in other classified assignments.  His last duty station was working for the Chief of Staff of the Army at the Pentagon, where he was promoted to lieutenant colonel at the Pentagon.


Bob passed away on January 10, 2001 and was posthumously inducted into the Sun Valley High School Hall of Fame, the Delaware County Athletes Hall of Fame, and Special Forces Hall of Fame at Fort Bragg, NC.


In honor of Bob, his family and friends established a scholarship award in his honor.  The scholarship award will be given to a Sun Valley High School student who meets the criteria of the established scholarship fund. 

 

LOOK WHO IS ATTENDING

 

1960'S

Joe Barbosa
Robert J. Campbell
Mitchell Besvinick

1970'S

Rick Dunlap
Jeff Owsley
Tony Calise
Steve Osborne
John Bigas
Jeff Kashner
Joe Reilly
John Alvanitakis
Mike St Clair
Chuck McGarvey
Randy Owsley
Brian Campbell
Paul Pachuta
Dan Guzzo
Greg Melton
Gary Nuyannes
Tony Vaul
John Sperrator
Jim Nolan
Bart Hickman
Mike June
John Moletteri
Mike Giduck
Walt McCray
Anthony Guasperini
Michael Salvatore
Allen Haley Jr.
Ric Taylor
Alan Bratton
Mike Trofa
Mike Lex
Dave Cranston
Ronald Jackson
Carmen Lex
Brian Duffy
Ed Lanciano
Roger Searfass
Michael Stern
Tom Minarcik
Ronald Jackson
Bert Lord
Chuck Colberg
Russell Stewart
Matt Barry
Rick Lelii
Robert Zimmerman
Jim Arnold
John April
Tim Kriebel
Michael Cranston
Jim Bostwick
Ron Swerdon
Dan Poirier
Kenneth Walrath
Artie Phillips
Vince Inzerillo
Ben Lopchinsky
Mike Strootman
Mike Toomey
Steve Clark
Greg Melton
Don Milne
Bill Salter
John Beiswanger
Randy Cory
Craig Bean
Scott Web

1980'S

Jim Redding
Frank Wood
Philip Touhey
Gary Saunders
Joe Possenti
Steve Lloyd
Derek Hutchinson
Joe Manco
Don Morgan
Rob Fithian
John Stone
Gary Eisenacher
Brett Warren
Ralph Laspina
Bill Mack
David Morey
Mike Stankavage
Ken Novotni
Christopher Possenti
Ralph LaSpina
Dave Nolan
Nick Verity
Steve Waters
Glen Grogan
Frank Iacono
Anthony DelVacchio
Joe Zappala
Glen Grogan
Dan Guy

SPECIAL GUESTS

Bob Fithian and Family
Tom Kent and Family
Ron Withelder and Family
Joe Giampalmi and Family
Mike Lashendock and Family
The Benedict Family
Harry Chaykun, Retired Senior Sports Writer Delco Times
Mike St Clair, Current Head Football Coach, Rustin High School
Don Morgan, Former Head Football Coach, Chichester High School
Harry Hill, First Sun Valley High School Principal, Former Penn Delco Superintendent
Anna Kriebel
Ryan Smith, Sun Valley "97," Current Head Football Coach, Penncrest High School and Former Head Football Coach, Chichester High School
Joe Possenti, Former Head Football Coach, Sun Valley High School

TO RSVP PLEASE VISIT HONORTHECOACHES.COM

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out! This site will have periodic updates.

Sun Valley High School

2881 Pancoast Ave, Aston, PA 19014

Slowdown Grillpub

4700 Pennell Rd

Aston, Delaware County 19014

USA

484-842-1549

Hope You Can Join Us!

If you have trouble or do not have access to email call Tony Calise at 484-574-4939. He will help you get registered.