Delaware Valley Hall of Fame inductees announced

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:57

    WESTFALL n The Delaware Valley High School’s Hall of Fame Committee has chosen James Depuy, Joseph McCabe, Lew Midlarsky and Michael Retallick as its 2005 Inductees. The four will be inducted in to the Hall of Fame at a banquet to be held at Hunt’s Landing on October 16, beginning at 4 p.m. The public is invited and tickets are available at $35 each. They can be obtained from committee members or by calling Delaware Valley High School at 570-296-1850. Mike Retallick was a member of the Class of 1978. A member of the National Honor Society he entered Penn State University pursuing a degree in Aerospace Engineering which he obtained in 1982. Upon graduation he entered the United States Air Force where he continued his education with a Master’s Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies in 1995; a Master’s Degree in Aero Science Technology in 1995 and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies in 2002. He currently holds the rank of Colonel and is Chief of the Deployment Distribution Ops Center at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. Col. Retallick has been awarded 18 awards and decorations during his 23 year career with the Air Force. He currently is rated as a Command Pilot with thousands of hours of flight time on various aircraft. Jim Depuy was a member of the Class of 1974. After high school he attended the University of New Hampshire where he graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Zoology in 1978. Graduate studies followed in Biology at Yale and then Medical School at Temple from which he graduated in 1983. He served a surgical internship at Stamford Hospital, a Residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital and was Chief Resident of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at Yale-New Haven from 1983 through 1988. He held a Sports Medicine Fellowship at New England Baptist Hospital in 1988-89. He is the winner of the James M. Carey Award for Outstanding Orthopedic Research in 1988. Dr. Depuy was Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery in 1991. His research and presentations include a September 1989 article in the Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics and a presentation on Labral Anatomy before the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine in June of 1989. Currently he practices Orthopedic Medicine in Danbury and Ridgefield Connecticut. Lew Midlarsky was a member of the Class of 1989 where he excelled in three varsity sports. As a wrestler he had an overall record of 84-21 with over 50 pins. He was a 1986 District 12 runner-up and 1987-88-89 District 12 champion. In 1989 he made the All State team while winning the 1988 and 1989 Pope Pius X Tournament and the Delaware Valley 1988 Christmas Tournament. In soccer he was an NAG All Star in 1987, 1988 and 1989, being named League Most Valuable Player in 1988 and voted to the All-State and Regional All-American Team. Lew continued his soccer career at King’s College where he lead his team in scoring for 3 years; was MAC League points champion in 1991 and is the all time leading goal scorer in the school’s history. Joe McCabe was a member of the Class of 1991. In soccer he was Regional All-American in 1990; MAC All-Conference 1987-88-89; Pennsylvania All-State in 1990; NAG Striker of the Year and NAG Most Valuable Player as well as DVHS soccer MVP in 1989 and 1990. He holds the Freshman scoring record (15), the single season scoring record (56) and the career scoring record at DVHS (89) as well as second place career in assists. Joe was also an accomplished tennis player at DVHS playing on several division championship teams and being District 12 runner up in mixed doubles twice and doubles champion once. After graduation he attended the United States Military Academy at West Point where he won the Army Coach Award and was a Graduate Assistant Coach. During his time at West Point the soccer team was Patriot League champions and made it to the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Hall of Fame Committee encourages recommendations for future inductees. They may be made by sending a letter of recommendation to the Committee care of Delaware Valley High School, 252 Routes 6/209, Milford, PA 18337.