Hoyer, Zainos Named As Wall Of Honor Appreciation Awardees
East Greenwich High School Wall of Honor ceremonies to be held April 10 at EGHS.
The recipients of this year's Wall of Honor Appreciation Awards are Michael and Anna Zaino and Carl I. Hoyer.
Mr. Zaino, an East Greenwich native, has been a long time activist and participant in the workings of the town. He graduated from East Greenwich High, spent five years in the Marine Corps, graduated from Jamestown College in North Dakota before returning to live in his hometown.
He was a volunteer fireman, a long-time volunteer at Sr. Elizabeth's Home and volunteers at the VA Hospital in Providence; St. Francis De Sales Church; with USMC"s Toys for Tots program; cooks for the MC Motor Transport picnic and Christmas party; works with Officers Candidate School and USMC Aviation Logistics School in Newport.
Along the way he has served on the EGFD's Scholarship Committee; the Board of Fire Commissioners; co-chaired the Citizens Advisory Committee to write the comprehensive community plan and was one of the founding members of the Juvenile Hearing Board.
His wife, Anna Zaino, besides standing by her husband and supporting in many of his activities through the years, was a court stenographer for the state for 32 years.
She has worked tirelessly for many of the organizations which take care of pets and animals in the state, including eight years as a longtime volunteer for the East Greenwich Animal Protection League, four years with the North Kingstown Pet Refuge and ten years with various other pet and animal rescue groups across the state.
Mr. Hoyer graduated from BU with a BS in Business Administration and received a law degree from Suffolk University.
He served in the Naval Reserve attaining the rank of Captain and serving in Korea.
A 45-year resident of East Greenwich, he has served on the School Committee and the Town Council, the Planning Committee, the Industrial Performance Committee and the Juvenile Hearing Board.
He has also been instrumental with his services at St. Luke's Church, as Treasurer of the Varnum Armory, with the Narragansett Bay Chapter of Military Officers and as treasurer of the EG Republican Town Committee.
He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the East Greenwich Free Library, is a member of the EG Animal Protection League and has been a member of the Wall of Honor Voting Committee.
This will be the sixth installation of the East Greenwich HS Wall of Honor. This year's class features, Anthony "Tar Tar" Ucci, an East Greenwich sports legend; Rear. Adm. Richard Bennis (deceased ), an unsung hero of 9/11, who was responsible for evacuating 700,000 people from NYC on that date; former R.I. Governor Donald Carcieri, also an EGHS and Brown University athletic standout; Dr. Fred Procopio, who is widely reknowned, and now serves as the team physician for URI sports teams; Peter DeRestie, who worked for the Office of Naval Intelligence and the NIC, forerunner of today's NCIS (of TV fame); and Linda Alix, longtime East Greenwich teacher, former Miss East Greenwich and winner of awards in teaching of French language, dance, and theater.
The EGHS WOH Committee is constantly looking, and is open to, recommendations for both Appreciation Awards and considerations for the Wall. If you would like to nominate someone for either of these awards you may contact: Bob Houghtaling, chairman at 230-2246, or nominating chairman, Bruce Mastracchio at 885-3160.