Ford, Bishop and Martyr

Dear Editor: Heartfelt kudos to Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio for beginning the cause for the canonization of Bishop Francis X. Ford and for selecting exceptional men to work on the cause.

Sports Round-Up Oct. 28

Aaliyah Lewis, a graduate of both St. John’s University, Jamaica, and Bishop Ford H.S., Park Slope, recently began her professional basketball career with Forssan Alku, a professional team based in Finland.

Diane “DiDi” Halbran

Diane “DiDi” Halbran, 60, a retired NYPD officer, and former secretary to the president of Bishop Ford H.S., Park Slope, died of 9/11-related cancer on Sept. 6.

Brother Jubilarians

The religious brothers of the diocese were honored along with women religious at a jubilee celebration May 22 at Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston. They were guests of honor at a liturgy celebrated by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio and at the dinner that followed.

Sports Round-Up

The Fontbonne Hall Academy, Bay Ridge, varsity softball team hosted its second annual Autism Awareness Tournament ; and Brian Nash, a former all-city basketball player at Bishop Ford H.S., Park Slope, has been named the new director of basketball at IMG Academy

Medina Named AD at Cathedral Prep

Larry Medina has been named athletic director at Cathedral Prep and Seminary, Elmhurst. He will also serve as the head cross-country coach.