Honorees - E. J. Herrmann Cross Country Invitational

2021 Honoree

Mr. Robert T. (Bob) Giglio

The East Utica Optimist Club in concurrence with the Race Committee and Meet Directors of the 78th E. J. Herrmann Interscholastic Cross-Country Invitational are delighted to honor Robert T. (Bob) Giglio as the 2021 Meet Honoree.

Robert T. (Bob) Giglio was born in Utica, NY. He graduated from T.R. Proctor High School in 1969. He continued his higher education, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Science from SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome.

He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and served in Okinawa, Japan and San Vito, Italy. After 30 years of employment Bob retired from a managerial position with the U.S. Postal Service.

Bob has a long affiliation with the E. J. Herrmann. He has volunteered at the meet in a variety of capacities for approximately 25 years. He currently is a checker with the chute crew.

Bob enjoys his memberships with The Knights of Columbus, Utica Post 229, and the Parkway Senior Center. He is an avid sports enthusiast and enjoys reading and crossword puzzles. Bob played basketball and baseball for many years. He was a runner for over 30 years, with the highlight being completing the Utica Boilermaker in less than an hour, with a time of 59:19 in 1983.

Bob and Denise Giglio have enjoyed Forty-Four years of marital bliss. They have two children: BethAnn and Alicia, and 4 grandchildren. Bob and Denise currently reside in Utica, NY.

Past Honorees

Ambruso, Richard F. (2013)

Bernard, John (2012)

Briggs, Edward (2004)

Chwazik, Gerard (2009)

Chwazik, Ted (1998)

Convertino, John (2006)

D'Allesandro, David (2002)

DeLude, Bill (1999)

Dodge, Brian (1999)

Ferris, Fred (2007)

Ficcaro, Joseph (2004)

Gentile, Joe (2009)

Gratch, Sam (2004)

Grimaldi, Vin (2017)

Hoffman, Jeff (2008)

Hoffstetter, Leonard (2002)

Hogan, Chris (2005)

Lupia, Ralph (2002)

Marraffa, John M., Sr. (2015)

Morrisroe, Kevin (2017)

Nastasi, Richard J. (2015)

Paniccia, Santo (2006)

Petrillo, Theodore (Ted), Jr (2008)

Philpotts, Steven (2018)

Pitarresi, John (2014)

Polera, Ralph (2011)

Pritchard, Scott (2004)

Przybylski, Ed (2003)

Putrello, Pat (2010)

Rubin, Howard (2004)

Testa, Mello (2003)

Wells, Tom (2010)

Willenburg, Rev. Msgr. Francis J. (2007)

Williamson, Mark (2019)

Zangrilli, Raymond (2016)

The Lions Club (2000)

The Utica City School District (2000)

The Municipal Government of the City of Utica (2000)

The Running Community of Utica:

The American Heart Association (2001)

The Falling Leaves Road Race (2001)

The National Distance Running Hall of Fame (2001)

The Utica Developmental Runs (2001)

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