Inductees from 1979

  1. Frank H. Alston, Jr.

    Frank H. Alston, Jr. (1913-1978)

    Categories: African Americans, Artists & Painters, Military

    Frank Herman Alston, Jr. was a noted artist, teacher and designer of many distinctive insignias, flags, badges and medals for all branches of the United States government and the Armed Forces.

    Alston was born on December 11, 1913 in Providence the son of Frank H., Sr. Read more >

  2. Walter "Salty" Brine (1918-2005)

    Categories: TV & Radio

    "Salty" Brine, 1918-2005, was the most listened to Rhode Island morning radio announcer for almost four decades. He also conducted a popular television series for children earlier in his career. Born Walter Leslie "Salty" Brine, Jr. in Massachusetts, he is remembered as a local Rhode Island character. Read more >

  3. Alexander DiMartino (1907-2001)

    Categories: Civil Engineer, Education & Universities, Government & Politics

    Alexander Dimartino, 1907-2001, served as Chairman of the Rhode Island Water Resources Board and President of the Narragansett Preservation and Improvement Association. He was responsible for the construction of many bridges over Route 95 and for the Washington Bridge. He actively engaged in Brown University alumni activities for many years, and was a native of Toulon, France. Read more >

  4. David Gavitt (1937-2011)

    Categories: Education & Universities, Olympic Athletes, Sports - Basketball

    David Gavitt was born in Westerly, Rhode Island on October 26, 1937. He attended Dartmouth College in New Hampshire where he played on the varsity basketball team. After graduation from Dartmouth he coached two years as an assistant basketball coach at Worcester Academy before joining the coaching staff at Providence College under Joe Mullaney in 1962. He remained at Providence College (PC) until 1966 when he joined his alma mater's coaching staff as assistant basketball coach in 1967; by the following year he had become Dartmouth's head basketball coach. Read more >

  5. Frederick R. Glassman

    Categories: Civic Leaders, Military

    Frederick Glassman was a Blackstone Valley business and civic leader who has been honored many times for his community service. He was cited after World War II for his contributions as Chief of Rubber Conservation for the War Department. Read more >

  6. Frank Maznicki (1920-2013)

    Categories: Education & Universities, Sports - Baseball, Sports - Football

    Frank Maznicki, 1920-2013, was a former all-sports star at Westerly High School who gained football fame with the Boston College Eagles and the Chicago Bears. He became highly successful as a high school football and baseball coach. Read more >

  7. Warren Walden (1907-1987)

    Categories: Civic Leaders, Sports - Baseball, TV & Radio

    William Walden, 1907-1987, a native of Providence, was a pioneer Rhode Island radio and television sportscaster. He was also a former athlete who served for twenty years as secretary of the Tim O'Neil amateur baseball league. He was the former News Director of WJAR-TV, and a native of Providence. Walden was actively involved with many charities including the Cystic Fibrosis organization, the March of Dimes, Catholic Youth Organization, the Jimmy Fund, the American Cancer Society and St. Read more >



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