Local Chatter: Wyoming Area graduate earns Amy promotion, several Greater Pittston residents named to dean’s lists


Larry Bufalino, a 2005 graduate of Wyoming Area High School, was recently promoted to commander of C/2-1 ADA, a U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery Battery currently stationed in the Republic of Korea.


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Blooms and Bubbles meeting Jan. 20

OLD FORGE — Blooms and Bubbles, the Greater Pittston Chapter of the Red Hats Society, will meet at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20 at Arcaro & Genell’s, 443 S. Main Street, Old Forge at 12:30 pm. Hostess for this meeting will be Edythe Kepics and Barbara Insalaco will preside at the business meeting. To make a reservation, call Kepics at 570-654-3022.

WA grad gets Army promotion

WEST PITTSTON — Lawrence Bufalino, a 2005 graduate of Wyoming Area High School and West Pittston resident, has recently taken command of C/2-1 ADA, a U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery Battery currently stationed in the Republic of Korea in which soldiers are responsible for providing immediate air defense against missiles and fixed wing aircraft threats from North Korea.

Bufalino’s tour began in 2015 and will conclude in 2017.

D’Eliseo makes dean’s list

DALLAS TWP. — Anthony D’Eliseo, son Anthony and Angela D’Eliseo of Laflin, earned dean’s list honors at Misericordia University. Students are eligible for dean’s list status if they have earned a 3.55 grade point average or higher for the 2015 fall semester.

D’Eliseo is pursuing his doctorate of physical therapy.

Pursnani earns dean’s list

BETHLEHEM — Suraj Pursnani, Pittston, was named to the dean’s list at Lehigh University for the fall 2015 semester. This status is granted to students who earned a scholastic average of 3.6 or better while carrying at least 12 hours of regularly graded courses.

Boyle makes dean’s list

EASTON, Mass. — Wyoming resident Tessa G. Boyle, a member of the Class of 2016 at Stonehill College, earned dean’s list honors for the fall 2015 semester.

Boyle is an interdisciplinary studies and psychology major at the college and also completed an internship at Karen A. Francis-How Speech in North Easton, Massachusetts.

Happy birthday wishes

Theresa Ryzner of Avoca celebrated her birthday on Wednesday, Jan. 13.

Joe “Joe B” Butera of Avoca celebrated his birthday on Thursday, Jan. 14.

Beverly Bertocci of Wyoming will celebrate her birthday on Wednesday, Jan. 20.

Larry Bufalino, a 2005 graduate of Wyoming Area High School, was recently promoted to commander of C/2-1 ADA, a U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery Battery currently stationed in the Republic of Korea.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_Larry-Buffalino.jpgLarry Bufalino, a 2005 graduate of Wyoming Area High School, was recently promoted to commander of C/2-1 ADA, a U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery Battery currently stationed in the Republic of Korea. Submitted photo
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