Michael Vaccaro

Michael Vaccaro, former teacher and dean of discipline at Christ the King H.S. in Middle Village, died on Aug. 18.

A funeral Mass was celebrated Aug. 22 at Our Lady of Hope Church, Middle Village.

His 28-year career at Christ the King began in 1974 when he joined the school as a social studies teacher. He was inducted in the CK Hall of Fame in 2000, and retired in 2002.

Prior to Christ the King, Vaccaro taught at Holy Trinity H.S., Hicksville, L.I., and Bishop Reilly D.H.S., Fresh Meadows.

In 1998, he received the Marianist Lifetime Achievement award, and was awarded the Diocesan Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999 for his services to Catholic education.

A U.S. military veteran before becoming a teacher, Vaccaro served in both Korea and Japan.