Inductees from 1979

  1. Frank H. Alston, Jr.

    Frank H. Alston, Jr. (1914-1978)

    Categories: Artists & Painters, Military

    Frank H. Alston, of Providence, 1914-1978, was a designer for the Institute of Heraldry, Department of the Army. He designed many distinctive insignia, flags, badges, and medals for all branches of the U.S. 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, 1937-2001, a native of Westerly, was the successful coach of the Providence College basketball team, which brought fame to Rhode Island, for ten years. He was named coach of the basketball team that represented the Unites States in the 1980 Olympic Games. 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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