Michael D’Espositio

“Interboro Class of 1961” and “Community Member”

 

Community Member Service with Distinction to School and Community

After graduating from Interboro Mr. D’Esposito attended Drexel University earning his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 1966.  Mike has been a fixture in youth sports for over 50 years which began in 1963, when he served as President of the Ridley Junior ABA Basketball program for 25 years.  He added the role of general manager of the Prospect Park Termites in 1971 continuing until 1983.  In 1981 he became the defensive coordinator for the St. James Bulldogs where he remained until assuming the same role at Interboro in 1993, where he continues to serve, presently.  To be sure he was active all year round; he also coached baseball for 16 years at the youth level – Babe Ruth and EDCO – along with adults in the Delco League.  He is presently Interboro’s  assistant varsity coach having also been the head coach continuously since 1998.  His preparation, intensity and care for his “kids” are legendary to a  man simply known as “D-Rock”.

H. Thomas Hall

“Prospect Park Class of 1951”

 

Mr. Hall grew up in Prospect Park graduating from Prospect Park High in 1951.  He studied at Temple’s Tyler School  of Art and earned a bachelor’s degree from the Philadelphia College of Art.  While serving in the Army, he wrote and illustrated a children’s book, The Golden Tomba launching his career as an illustrator.  Mr. Hall made a living as an illustrator until receiving his first book cover commission for a reprint of John Steinbeck’s - Cup of Gold.   That year he realized a dream when he did a series of drawings to accompany short fiction pieces for the Saturday Evening Post.  His commissions included covers for paperback best sellers Shanna and Ashes in the Wind, by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss; The Thorn Birds, by Colleen McCullough; and Anne Rice’s Interview With the Vampire.  While producing paperback art , Mr. Hall did illustrations for Reader’s Digest and National Geographic publications, along with several TV documentaries.  Later in life, Mr. Hall changed his focus to painting exhibiting his work both in the United States and Japan.  Mr. Hall passed away in 2010 at the age of 78.

Gerald “Liver” Livingston

“Interboro Class of 1974” and “Community Member”

 

Mr. Livingston affectionately known as “Liver”  is remembered as someone who was willing to volunteer for “just about anything” as a high school student.  After  Mr. Livingston graduated from college, he returned to Prospect Park and began volunteering his time with the Prospect Park Termites.  Although he and his wife, Lisa didn’t have children of their own - he was able to impact innumerable lives through coaching. His gifts came in the form of time, commitment and care for the youth of Prospect Park through his coaching and mentoring.  As a coach who carried on the tradition begun by Frank Witmer, another member of the Interboro Hall of Fame and founder of the Prospect Park Termites – Mr. Livingston epitomized the essence of giving back to his community.

Robert Regester

“Staff Member”

 

Mr. Regester made Interboro his life.  He began in 1995 - the year that Glenolden and Prospect park High Schools combined to form Interboro - and his career spanned 37 years.   The first fifteen years he taught English and French while also serving as yearbook sponsor for number of graduating classes.  The second portion of his career found him contributing as a counselor.  During his that seventeen year span he reorganized the Career Center while providing printed and visual information including a career newsletter.  Students were provided opportunities to connect with real world possibilities through speakers coming to school and visitation that was coordinated with the academic and business communities.  Knowledge, compassion and a willingness to help - characterized his involvement with students.  Honesty, hard work and respect were the attributes used by his colleagues to describe him.  Bob Regester exemplifies “Excellence and Buc Pride”.