6th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
April 28 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT$20 – $50
Date: The Induction Ceremony and Dinner will be held on Friday, April 28, 2023, at Patchogue-Medford High School, NAVY (SEAL) LT Michael P. Murphy Campus.
Tickets are available at this link to PMHOF Tickets @ Eventbrite.
Note: Please indicate which inductee you are celebrating at the time you purchase your ticket.
Nominations: The Patchogue-Medford Hall of Fame Booster Club, Inc., is proud to announce the names of the Honorees for the Induction Class of 2023. In alphabetical order:
- Libby Adelman: PMHS Class of 1989, NASA Engineer
- Michael Bamberger: PMHS Class of 1978, Sports Journalist
- Dr. Cindy Buckmaster: PMHS Class of 1983, Research Scientist
- Walter Costello: PHS Class of 1964, Basketball Standout
- Christopher Creevey: PMHS Class of 2002, High School Theatre Arts Volunteer
- Franc D’Ambrosio: PMHS Class of 1981, Broadway Actor
- Angela D’Amico: PMHS Class of 1981, Advisor, Educator
- Tracy Todd Hunter: PMHS Class of 1980, Art Curator
- Paul O’Neill: PMHS Class of 1975, Musician, Trans-Siberian Orchestra
- Judi Paparelli: PHS Class of 1971, Radio Personality
- Sylvia Porter: Journalist, Essayist, Economists
- Peter Poulos: PHS Class of 1939, Village of Patchogue Official
- Franklyn “Don” Rooney: PHS Class 1957, Baseball Standout, Coach
- Jeffrey Schaefer: PMHS Class of 1978, Professional Baseball
- Timothy Trava: PMHS Class of 2000, Soccer Standout
ABOUT THE INDUCTION CLASS OF 2023
- Libby Adelman has an asteroid named after her.
- Libby and Dr. Cindy Buckmaster were the first inductees to be selected for induction by the HOF’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Selection Committee.
- Michael Bamberger is the second PMHOF Inductee to write for Sports Illustrated (John Papanek, Class of 2016).
- Franc D’Ambrosio holds the distinction of being the “World’s Longest Running Phantom” to play in the “Phantom of the Opera” on Broadway.
- Seven members of the Induction Class of 2023 were nominated by Ms. Susan Sclafani’s sixth grade research class from Oregon Middle School.
- The induction class of 2023 has two outstanding baseball players: Jeff Schaefer played for the Seattle Pilots, and Don Rooney was drafted by the San Francisco Giants.
- Tim Trava led Patchogue-Medford to an upset victory of nationally ranked Brentwood HS Soccer Team.
- Paul O’Neill was the founder of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
- Judi Paparelli is a radio personality in two major cities.
- Sylvia Porter was a renowned journalist who made Patchogue her home.
- Angela D’Amico was a driving force in the creation of the PMHS Stick it to Cancer Floor Hockey Tournament.
More infomation on each inductee is available at this website at https://pmhof.org/class-of-2023/