Mr. Bob Mathews
Mr. Port Richmond and devoted Wagner booster
Robert M. “Matty” Mathews, 84, died on December 7, 2014. Sometimes called "Mr. Port Richmond," he taught and coached for 30 years at Port Richmond High School, his alma mater, and also served for many years as alumni association president. After retiring from PRHS in 1989, he came to work part time in the Admissions Office at Wagner College. He loved the College and was a fixture on campus, not only working but also attending plays and games. A scholarship in his name will fund Port Richmond High School graduates’ attendance at Staten Island colleges. Read more about him on SILive.com and on his niece's website.
Dr. Miroslav Martinovic
Former professor of mathematics and computer sciences
Miroslav “Mike” Martinovic, 58, died on February 24, 2015, in Newtown, Penn. A native of Serbia who held a doctorate in computer science from Belgrade University, he taught in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Applications at Wagner from 1989 to 2000. He was also a professor of computer science at Pace University and, most recently, the department chair at the College of New Jersey. He enjoyed running, soccer, traveling, jazz, and classical music, as well as celebrating his Serbian heritage. Many former students and colleagues remember him fondly, including Frank Cafasso ’00 M’02, Wagner’s chief information officer. “He taught me so much about thinking critically in this field, taught me skills I still use to this day, and taught me what role models should be like,” said Cafasso. He is survived by his wife, Katya; three daughters; and his mother, Milka.
Mrs. Lorraine Mrozinski
Former secretary to the Wagner College president
Lorraine Mrozinski, 81, died on July 7, 2015. A lover of animals and longtime nursing home volunteer, she served as secretary to the president of Wagner College and acting director of personnel from 1969 to 1984. Read more about her on SILive.com.