Lt. Richard V. Dargie, Class of 1939, born in Malden in 1921, was nominated to be inducted into the MHS Hall of Fame to represent the approximately 250 who died out of some 8,300 Malden men and women who served in the armed services during World War II. Lt. Dargie, a co-
The town of Seillons last year commemorated Lt. Dargie's heroism and sacrifice to liberate them from their German occupiers. The town adopted his grave at the nearby American Military Cemetery and plans a commemorative ceremony on Memorial Day May 24, 2015, in his honor marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.
Community Service (Posthumous)
Hollis E. Durgin was nominated to be inducted into the MHS Hall of Fame for his decades of dedicated service to the city and its residents in more ways than can be listed here. Mr. Durgin, who died in 2001, was known for his commitment to numerous volunteer efforts including three scholarship committees that benefit Malden High students, all while working full time at his plumbing and heating business and raising a family. He is also recognized for his service to the Malden Rotary Club, as a Registrar of Voters, to his church and to veterans. He was one of many Malden High students who left school before graduation to serve in World War II, but subsequently received his GED high school diploma along with many other returning veterans in ceremonies at the school. He went on to earn a college degree and received numerous civic awards for his unwavering community service.
Marie (Colantuoni) Coyle, Class of 1949, was nominated to the Hall of Fame for dedicating her life to helping others stricken with the life-
Dr. Stanton Shernan, Class of 1977, was nominated to the Hall of Fame for his outstanding achievement in medicine as a cardiac anesthesiologist.
Shernan is currently a professor of anesthesia at Harvard Medical School and chief of the Division of Cardiac Anesthesia at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. A graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine, Shernan initially focused on orthopedic surgery, but during his residency at Beth Israel Hospital decided instead to pursue a career as an anesthesiologist specializing in the care of cardiac surgical patients. He has spent the last 25 years focusing his research interests and lecturing world wide as an international expert on the use of three-
Daniel DiSano, Class of 1986, was nominated to the Hall of Fame for his accomplishments as an entrepreneur and growth executive with a track record in building highly successful companies. Since 2002 he has been president and CEO of Axispoint, a top-
Bobby Sager, Class of 1972, was nominated to the Hall of Fame for using his incredible success in business to make a difference in the community and the world. Once elected Class Clown in Lincoln Junior High School (1969), he now uses his amassed wealth and one-
Dr. George Holland, Class of 1955, was nominated to the Hall of Fame for his continuing contribution to education in Malden and the community as a whole, as a teacher, assistant superintendent and as Superintendent of Schools. One of his most significant achievements is the initiation and implementation, with Mayor Richard Howard, of Malden's School Building Project, the largest school building project in the state. The project included replacing the elementary school buildings with five K-
Paula Sneed, Class of 1965, was nominated to the Hall of Fame because of her tremendous business success and stellar record of accomplishment as a human being. Her strong sense of social responsibility has guided her in her business career and also led her to give her time, energy and creativity to important non-