Celebrating

Ilion Alumni Pharmacists

November 2020

By Aileen Carney Sweeney

November 2020 - Carney Pharmacey Ilion NY
Shown above are pharmacist siblings, George M. Carney and his sister Gertrude (Carney) Tracy IHS 1909,
owners of Carney's Pharmacy. This building was located on the corner of Central Avenue and West Canal Street. It housed a drugstore from the 1880s up to 1955. Dr. Eugene Draper sold the building to his drug clerk, pharmacist Sarah Carney, in 1902. Sarah turned the business over to her younger brother, George Carney when she married in 1906. Samuel Swann operated the pharmacy in the 1930s, and Robert Mulvey was the last owner in 1955.

Alumni Pharmacists

Back in Februrary of 2018, the feature story was on the pandemic of 1918. One would not have imagined that two years after that story was published, we would be suffering through another global pandemic. Now is good time to pay tribute to all those alumni who were or are pharmacists. They play an important role in our every day medical care. I was surprised to learn how many members of the Carney family chose pharmacy as their profession. I was proud to see women among the early pioneers. The three Carney siblings, Sarah, George and Gertrude, who operated Carney's pharmacy on Central Avenue, were my grandfather's first cousins.

Here's a friendly reminder to go out and get your flu shot! You can get one from your local pharmacist if you haven't done it yet. Wear your masks, practice social distancing, wash your hands and stay safe Bombers!

The New York Heritage Digital Collection was the source for much of the information collected about Ilion graduates of the Albany College of Pharmacy. In 1929, the Albany College of Pharmacy program changed from a two year course to a three year degree course. In 1940, the three year Graduate in Pharmacy (PhG) degree changed to a four year BS degree in Pharmacy. In 1960, the BS degree in Pharmacy changed from a four to a five year degree, leaving no graduating pharmacy class in 1964. The 1946 edition is also missing as World War II reduced class sizes, and led to the classes of 1945 and 1946 graduating at the same time.

IHS Pharmacist Trivia ....

Ilion Classes with the most pharmacist grads - 1964, 1966, 1977 and 2004

1964 William Lennox
1964 Anthony Maneen
1964 William Wardle
1966 William Holden
1966 Anne "Betsy' (Morris) Klupa
1966 William Fischer
1977 Doug Gay
1977 Tammera Ann (Lang) Houlihan
1977 Jolee (Rogers) Dawidowicz
2004 Andrew Dack
2004 Justine (Marryott) Roskovich
2004 Ryan Watson

Albany College of Pharmacy Valedictorians from Ilion

IHS 1910 Leland Patrick Quinlaven class of 1913
IHS 1919 Kenneth Haggerty class of 1922
IHS 1930 John Carney class of 1934

Greatest Number of Ilionites in a single Albany class, 1924, was 4

Robert W. Baker class of 1924
Richard T. Byrnes class of 1924
Robert C. Mulvey class of 1924
William A. Mulvey class of 1924

Sibling Pharmacists

Byrnes - John??, Richard and Charles
Carneys - Sarah, George and Gertrude
Carneys - John and Robert (Robert was not an Ilion grad)
Lennox - Warren and William
Meehan - Albert and Robert
Mulveys - Robert and William
McGrellis - Patricia and Elizabeth

Father - Son Pharmacists

George Carney and John Carney
Benjamin A. Russell, Sr and Benjamin A. Russell, Jr
Anthony Maneen and Samuel Maneen

Father - Daughter Pharmacists

Warren Lennox and Dana (Lennox) Tate
William Wardle and Julie (Wardle) Helmer

 

Below is a compilation of 71 alumni who were/are pharmacists. We salute their care and service!

Alumni Pharmacists ....

1884 - Frederic Percival Tuthill
1890 - Benjamin A. Russell Sr.
1890 - Sarah (Carney) Maloney
1903 - George M. Carney
1909 - Gertrude (Carney) Tracy
1909 - Bernard Tracy
1910 - Leland Quinlaven
1914? - Harold Griffith
1916 - Ralph Horton
1916? - John Byrnes
1919 - Richard Byrnes
1919 - Kenneth Haggerty
1919? - Robert Baker
1922 - Robert Mulvey
1922 - William Mulvey
1923 - Charles Byrnes
1923 - Earl Derby
1923 - Myron Walker
1924 - Benjamin A. Russell Jr.
1925 - Edward Kerr
1930 - Albert Meehan
1931 - John Carney
1932 - William Edwards
1933 - Robert Meehan
1945 - Robert Mulvey Jr.
1945 - Sidney Partington
1947 - Ronald McLean
1947 - Walter Williams
1950 - Richard J. Lefever
1954 - William Stilwell
1954 - Leslie Richard Wilson
1958 - Warren Lennox
1961 - Benjamin Reape
1964 - Anthony Maneen
1964 - William Lennox
1964 - William Wardle
1965 - Daniel Burling
1966 - William Holden
1966 - Anne E.(Betsy) Morris Klupa
1966 - William Fischer
1973 - Edward Rooke
1974 - Mark Hendrick
1975 - Thomas Streeter
1975 - Roseann Wick
1977 - Doug Gay
1977 - Tammera (Lang) Houlihan
1977 - Jolee (Rogers) Dawidowicz
1981 - Jana (Duffy) Mula
1982 - Dana (Lennox) Tate
1984 - David Marley
1985 - Suzanne Treen
1989 - Samuel Maneen
1989 - Maryann (Spatol) Murray
1989 - Kristin (Zito) Kim
1990 - Heather (Houck) Pasquale
1993 - Julie (Wardle) Helmer
1994 - Laurie (Beadle) Ohern
1994 - Julie (Kowalczik) Steele
1995 - Jennifer Dillon
1996 - Michael Henry
1997 - George Amendolare
1999 - Patricia (McGrellis) Denicola
2000 - Melissa Howe
2002 - Alana Braren
2003 - Shannon (Bradle) Casta
2004 - Andrew Dack
2004 - Justine (Marryott) Roskovich
2004 - Ryan Watson
2005 - Elizabeth (McGrellis) Servello
2005 - Trisha Salvagni
2009 - Katherine Matousek

Please send information or corrections on any alumnus pharmacist. Include the IHS graduation year and maiden name if appropriate. Use this form - Submit Email.

 


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