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  • In Recognition of the Community and Public Service of William J. Uggiano

    by Representative Matt Cartwright

    Posted on 2013-01-23

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    CARTWRIGHT of pennsylvania in the house of representatives Wednesday, January 23, 2013 Mr. CARTWRIGHT. Mr. Speaker, this Saturday, January 26, marks the 115th anniversary of Council 302 of the Wilkes-Barre Knights of Columbus, and I rise today to congratulate the Knights of Columbus on this remarkable accomplishment and to recognize the leadership and community service of William J. Uggiano, the immediate past Grand Knight of the organization. Mr. Uggiano served the Council for the period July 2010-June 2012, and he is being honored by the Knights of Columbus as part of the 115th anniversary celebration.

    William Uggiano previously served his country with distinction during a long career in the Navy, which included tours of duty on four different warships, the last of which was the USS Guam. He was even baptized at sea on the Guam off the coast of Liberia. He retired in 1999 and enrolled in Luzerne Community College where he received an Associates degree in computer information systems. While attending college to get the degree, he began working at the Wilkes-Barre Veterans Administration hospital as an IT specialist in the Office of Information and Technology, and he is still employed there today.

    Mr. Uggiano is a past Commander of the Italian American Veterans of Luzerne County--Post No. 1, Treasurer of the American Federal of Government Employees (AFGE)--Local 1699, and Treasurer of the Diamond City chapter of the American Wine Society. He is married to the former Javette Swinney of Portsmouth, Virginia, and he and Javette have six children and thirteen grandchildren.

    Willam Uggiano exemplifies the Knights of Columbus founding core principles of charity toward others, unity for the good of us all, fraternity with one another, and patriotism marked by devotion to both God and country. Please accept my congratulations on this momentous occasion.


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