Roncalli Dean Tim Puntarelli (center) was the inaugural recipient of the St. Vincent Spirit of Caring Award.
Established by St. Vincent Health, the annual award will be presented to a Roncalli faculty or staff member who demonstrates St. Vincent’s core values of commitment to those in need, respect and compassion for the dignity of life, integrity and wisdom.
Puntarelli has dedicated more than 40 years of his life to Catholic education. He has served as a religion teacher, a football and track coach, a longtime volunteer on the Appalachian service and as dean for the past 28 years.
He is seen with Ralph Reiff (left) of St. Vincent Sports Performance and Roncalli President Joe Hollowell.