IN MEMORIAM: SAL NUZZO, 2015 Honoree

Norwalk Older Timers extends condolences to friends and family of 2015 honoree Sal Nuzzo, following his passing on April 9, 2020 in Jupiter, FL.

Salvatore J. Nuzzo was born and raised with eight brothers and sisters in Norwalk. He was an outstanding scholar, leader, and athlete. His senior year, Sal led the Norwalk High School football team to its only state championship while serving as the school’s student body president. He attended Yale University on a scholarship, graduating in 1953 with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, and later earned a master’s degree in business from Columbia Business School in 1974.

 

Immediately following graduation from Yale, Sal joined Hazeltine Corporation, a NYSE-listed defense electronics contractor. He rose through the ranks to eventually become president, CEO, and chairman. He was the recipient of numerous business awards and civic honors.
 

Sal was also an avid golfer. He served as chairman of the North Hills Classic, a golf tournament held on Long Island, which eventually became a regular event on the Senior PGA Tour. He was a founding member of The Bear’s Club in Jupiter, FL and Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton, NY. Although he never achieved his ambition of breaking 80, Sal was proud to have shot an 81 at the age of 83 (from the regular mens’ tees). 

 

Sal adored his wife of 68 years, Lucille (Cocco) Nuzzo, and leaves behind four children: James of Boston, MA, David of Houston, TX, Thomas of Lumberton, NC, and Dana of Norwalk, CT. 

 

2019 HONOREES

Click any honoree's photo to read their bio.

Please also enjoy the videos of each acceptance speech given Wednesday evening, November 13, 2019.

"Videographer's" note: The videos are completely amateur, so be forewarned. Having said that, you can hear all audio and hopefully will enjoy the speakers to get a flavor for the wonderful evening it truly was. ~judie
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JEFF SPAHR

In Memoriam

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LOU ELETTO

Mike Errico Award

LAUREL ATHLETIC CLUB

Celebrating 100 years in
Norwalk athletics

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ACCEPTANCE SPEECHES

Felix Rodriguez #1
Steve Annunziato
Missy Oman
Tim Wagner
Tim Wagner
Felix Rodriguez #1
Bob Kramer
Felix Rodriguez
Harry Welfare video
Harry Welfare
Maria Marino
Jeff Spahr
Jeff Spahr
Fred Santarella video
*Fred Santarella
 

NOMINATE A 2020 HONOREE

To nominate an honoree for consideration for 2020, click on the "Nominate a Candidate" button below, which will open a form that you can complete digitally or by hand after printing and submit via:
  • Email: Jack Couch (laxdad2118@gmail.com) or George Albano (truckin114@aol.com)
  • U.S. mail: Norwalk Old Timers’ Athletic Association, P.O. Box 125, Norwalk, CT 06852-0125
 

PAST HONOREES

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please contact jszuets@optonline.net.

1963

John J. McGarrie
John McGrath
Arthur Olson

1964

Joseph Beres
Harold Cutbill
Russell Day

1965
Snow Keene
Frank Riley
Charles Volk
Benjamin Whone

1966
Louis J. Gardella
Herbert Herring
Louis Tarlov

1967
Phil Baker
Leo Frank
Thomas Ireland

1968
Dr. Harry H. Hefferan
Joseph Kerekes
Andrew Richards

1969
Donald N. Bredice
Paul J. James
Horace McMahon

1970
George B. Buschbaum
Joseph Marino
James F. Sutton, Sr.

1971
James Bellantoni
Norman Flewellyn
Donald Shufelt

1972
Everett S. Bulkley
Patrick J. Davey
Edward Herring

1973
John Ingram
Alfred Middleton
John Miller
John Rogers

1974
Rudy Costa
Len Fanning
Steve Kravarik
John Mcguirk
Bill Meehan
Betty Philcox

1975
Jerry Epstein
Len Harris
Frank Lombardi
Al Naggie
Ralph Venezia

1976
Joe Buschbaum
John Buschbaum
Guy Cocchia
Harry Combis
Clarence Fanning
George Fuller
Tony Reda
Jimmy Sutton

1977
Joe Kulscar
Joe Lonchak
Lou Nazzaro
Tom Price
Louis (Duke) Yoczik

1978
Lou Bardani
Chick Ciccarelli
Eugene “Ike” Kern
Benny Mason
Fred Palumbo
Williard Williams

1979
Alva “Al” Cocchia
Bob Edge
Mike Errico
Clyde Joyal
Willis Overton
Bob Smith
Naomi Wargo

1980
Edward Bonello
George H. Bredice
Vic D’Amato
Frank Gaudiano

Frank J. Impy
Eric C. Malmquist
Francis D. Martin
William J. Miller
Leo P. Skidd

1981

Ralph Caruso

David Fromer

Robert Hunt

John Johns

Chris Lysobey

Vincent “Peck” O’Brien

Angelo Radano

Edgar Raymond

Dean Russell

Jack Squires

Jack Staff

1982
Dennis Callahan
Americo Christopher
William J. Cibere
Louis J. D’Orso
William F. Gonch
Eleanor Davenport Hart
Frederick M. Janci
Joseph Janci
William Lauder, Jr.

Dave Ragaini
Carmine A. Santarella

Navio Ottavi
1983
Howard Blackwell

Louis J. Bottone

Nicholas J. Bredice
Lloyd Fuller
Herbert Launiere
Al Palumbo
Frank Palumbo
Joseph P. Sheehan

1984
Larry J. Anastasia
Earl “Lala” Bellia
Robert A. Corbo
Jack Cronin
Norm Donnelly
Bill Dudas
John A. Dwyer
Mike Lombardi

1985

Dom Christopher

Harry “Mickey” Connolly

John D’Amato

Jim Ellis

Irv “Lefty” Geddes

Joe Lametta

Frank Lippolis

Nick Melfi

Sal Spinola

1986

Anso Belardinelli

Fred Belinsky

Bob Callahan

Jay Callahan

Ernie Imri

Joe Minnich

Norm Sculley

Vinnie Vellotti

1987
Joseph A. Bellantoni
Otto Buchholz
William D. Ireland
William J. Kish, Sr.

George “Mimi” Lawrence
Michael Marucci
Sylvio “Babe” Spinola
Frances “Frank” Troy

1988
Thomas R. Corbo
Frederick J. Foldeak
Douglas Morrison
William O’Malley
Louis Renzulli, Sr.
William A. Ripley
William Rogowski
Sergio “Abbie” Spinola

1989
George C. Arseniadis
Karl J. Basone
Walter F. Court
Dominick A. Cundari
Walter F. Dudding
Basil Marella
Rocco “Rocky” Marucci
Nicholas J. Santo

1990
Mauro (Mac) Bossone

Jerry Courville, Sr.
George Herman
Elsie Testa Imri

John Krysiuk

Bob “Rivets” Miller

Ted Tedesco
George Weed

1991
Eugene Callahan

Charles Cundari
Leo Fagan

Stew Leonard

Ted Lowry

Frank Morgan

Bernard Nowak
Leroy Vaughn

1992
Art Bobrowsky
Guido Bossone
Lou Bredice

Dick Buonerba
Ed Cerulli
John A. Mendence
Dr. Nick Santaniello
Wayne Shadbolt

1993
Jimmy Beau
Romas Bossone
Dick Cross
Nick Garfield
Ferd Gottscham
Jack Redway
Jim Romanello
Gene Seymour

1994

Robert Colbert

James Creagh

Joseph Cusack, Sr.

Fred Definis

Allen Helfant

Joseph Marchese

Joseph Morrison

Alan Seymour

1995

Jack Casagrande

Ralph DiMeglio

Don Gustafson

Don LaJoie

Ed Luczkowski

Dewey Raymond

Art Reale

Mary Roman

1996

Sal Canal

Mike DiDio

Don Gaynor

Vinny Grillo

Ralph King

Marie Corridon Mortell

Charlie Provenzano

Mario Salomone

1997

John “Junior’’ Bieling

Al Canevari

Joe DeFlorio

John Harris

Lou Mola

Vin Santagate

Pat Spinola

Ralph Tavella

1998

Jim Deering

Arnie Evans

Frank Fay

Mary Kehoe

Tom Kelly

Tom O’Connor

Ladislau Rastocky

Lee Seymour

1999

Thomas Horton

Fred “Moose” Miller

George “Bud” Moseley

Richard M. O’Grady

Stan Poremba

Robert “Bobby” Ryan

Anthony “Bobby” Santo

Earl Stabell

2000
Ray Barry

Fred Bondi
Mary Combis
Roger Devine
Robert Dowling

Roger Gendron
Edward McSally
Jack Ryan

2001

Rollie D’Avanzo

Richard Fuller

Lee Johnson

Nicholas Mastrolillo

Jerry McGee

Roger Shoals

Alan Staack

Mer Tarlov

2002

Bob Avery
Al Boczer
Quinto Christopher
Bill Connery
Jack Devine
Mike Santa Lucia
Reggie Spears
Jack Weisheit

2003

Mike Barbarula

Ed Fahan

Joe Iannacone

Joe Magyar

Otto Makowsky

Calvin Murphy

Bob Schaefer

2004

Dennis D’Amato

Russ Dennis

Vincent DePanfilis

Jerry Fishman

Bill Granata

John Huminski

Bill Krause

Elaine Woodward Setapen

Charlie “Bud” Smith

2005

Pete Barrella

Lou Cundari

Steve Guback

Bucky Iannacone

Frank Lapak

Lew Marino

Dave Mills

Charlie Mitchell

2006
Terry Blitz

Dennis Christopher
Ted Fecenko
Phil Kydes
Gary Liberatore
Milt Peckham
John Peters

Jeff Rousseau

2007
Bob Barate
Al Buchta
Connie Carpenter
Steve Gulyas

Billy Howard

Joe Liberatore
Harvey Melzer
Pete Tucci

2008
Ed Faulkner
John Kuczo
Pete Lopusznick
James McLean
Ralph Tucci
Frank Vigilante
Don Wilson
Dick Zakhar

2009
Dan Letizia
Rich MacDonald
Bob Mendence
Dick Packer
Fred Petrini

Don Quinn
Dan Santarella
Phil Tegano

2010
Pete Correnty

Jack Couch

Don Foust

Gary Lawrence

Jerry McDougall

Lynn Spagnesi

Pat Vigilio, Sr.

John Zeoli

2011

George Albano

Stan Czulewicz

Paul Krasnavage

Mark Kurimai

John Newton

Doug Peoples

Dave Raila

Dr. John Santorella

2012

Ron Dominici

Paul Gerken

Bobby Miller

Frank Moffett

Wayne Mones

Leo Motyka

Andrea Seger

Tom Shostak

2013

Mike Angione

Celia Bobrowsky

David Coyne

Drew Czulewicz

Art Kadish

Joe Madaffari

Randy Mccue

Franklin Melzer

2014

Joe Andrews

Lorin Beresnyak

Tim Bishop

Kevin Connolly

Fred DeFinis

Alvin Faust

Rudy Gisolfi

Paul Jacoby

Eric Lund

Sam Miller

Cleve Penberthy

Sam Testa

2015

Willie Brooks

John Eagen

Lloyd Fuller

John Keogh

Sheila Moffett

Dewey Raymond

Sal Nuzzo

Tom Scarso

Marvin Spencer

Sandy Weed Austin

Maryann Wehrheim

2016

Paul Atkins

Jerry Courville, Jr.

Tom Delmoor

Bruce Kirby

Gary O’Malley

Jerry Tavella

Kevin Welch

Mike Wrinn

Margaret Diaz

Jim Matregrano

Phil “Skipper” Matregrano

Joe Troy

2017

Angelo Bruno

Tim Eagen

Mike Herring

Hector Huertas

Lynn Luczkowski

Kelly Myrick

Greg Pritchett

Edward Zamm

Mary Buschbaum

Walter Czekaj

Mike Siganos

2018

Jeff Allen

Gerald Anastasia

Don Christopher

Sue Eskierski

Randy LaJoie

Jim Lyons

Jerome Maultsby

Steph Seymour

1974–Tom Skidd
1975–Nick Santaniello
1976–Nash Engineering Co., Inc.
1977–Bill Walden
1978–Norwalk Family YMCA
1979–Harry “Mickey” Connolly
1980–Germain G. Glidden
1982–Vincent G. Ryan
1983–Laurel Athletic Club
1985–Russell A. Kelly
1987–American Legion Post 12

1990–Lou Brodersen

1991–Mace Norwood

1993–Pete Tucci, Sr.

Mike Errico Award

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