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Remembering a Selfless Commitment to The Hive

Long time math teacher, basketball and golf coach and most recently school Registrar, Joseph M. Sokolewicz H’12, died Friday, July 1. 

A graduate of the University of Charleston with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, “S” came to St. Benedict’s in 1990 and taught math – algebra and geometry – and coached basketball. He was varsity basketball head coach in 2000-2001 and was also an assistant varsity coach. After an illness kept him away from The Hive for a year, he returned as Registrar in 2018. Joe was an avid golfer and also recently coached golf at St. Benedict’s. 

Joe was an example of absolutely selfless commitment to St. Benedict’s. Whatever he was asked to do, he did.” 

“Joe was an example of absolutely selfless commitment to St. Benedict’s. Whatever he was asked to do, he did,” Headmaster, Fr. Edwin D. Leahy, O.S.B. ’63 said.

In 2012, the St. Benedict’s Alumni Association named him an honorary member of the Class of 2012.

Joe’s sister, Catherine, his brother, Stephen and his wife, Maria, and three nieces survive him. His St. Benedict’s family mourns Joe’s loss. May he rest in peace.

We have received word that these members of the St. Benedict’s community or members of their families have died.


John Conlin ’41 

Joseph W. Mayer ’41 

Robert J. Schopis ’41 

Peter Leddy ’43 

Robert J. Smith ’47 

William J. Leber ’48 

Michael J. Flynn ’49 

Edward J. “Ned” Burns ’50 

Stanley A. Milewski ’51 

Michael M. McDonnell ’53 

Theodore G. Moeller ’53 

Joseph R. Bezzone ’56 

Bernard Fitzsimmons ’58

Thomas Masur ’58

Robert J. McDonald ’58 

Gerald J. Libertelli ’59 

Frederick C. Rimmele, Jr. ’60 

Richard W. “Spike” Kochansky ’61 

John E. Hogan ’64 

Martin J. Freeman ’66 

Edward V. Sabella ’68 

Kevin Cox ’81 

Dustin Ackerman ’90 

Clifford “Jugg” Douglin ’93 

Braden S. Walter ’96 

Arthur J. Cherry, Jr. ’98 

James “Jay” Hartmann H’08

Joseph Sokolewicz H’12 


Beatrice Akwei
Mother of Daniel ’92 and Edmund ’96

Juliette Assadourian
Mother of Danielle, Grandmother of Sianna ’21, Dennis ’22, Noah ’25

Ann Beamon
Grandmother of J’Ream Lewis ’10, Jonathan Lewis ’16

Peggy Cinberg
Mother of Brent ’99, Max ’01, Mama ’07

Mary Ellen Clark Cameron
Sister of F. Ross Clark ’69

Michael “Big E” Edmondson
Father of Nathaniel ’07, Nolan ’14

Celestia Fisher
Wife of John ’62

Maureen Hopkins
Mother of Matthew ’98

Grachan Moncur III
Father of Kenya ’91, Adrien ’97, Grandfather of Kenya ’15

Edward F. Reitz, Jr.
Friend of St. Benedict’s

Wallace J. Sokolewicz
Father of Joseph H’12

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