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The Daniel F. Pujdak ’01 Memorial Scholarship Fund

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The Daniel Pujdak ‘01 Memorial Scholarship Fund

When FDNY firefighter Daniel Pujdak tragically fell from a Brooklyn rooftop battling a fire in 2007, the many "families” to which Daniel belonged suffered the profound loss along with his mom, dad and siblings. These extended families included the FDNY and his many classmates and baseball teammates at St. Francis Prep where both he and his two brothers graduated, and his father, Leo, is a veteran member of the St. Francis Prep faculty. "The Prep is a tightly knit school community. Many of our students establish friendships that last a lifetime,” noted Prep’s Principal, Bro. Leonard Conway, OSF.

"Dan was a very good natured kid who always put his heart and soul into everything that he did,” said his baseball coach, Bro. Robert Kent, OSF. That’s probably why the Prep’s Alumni Office was flooded with phone calls and letters offering condolences and donations to what has now become a permanent scholarship fund established in Daniel’s name. "There was just a total outpouring of love for him and the Pujdak family,” Development Director Robert Angeletti noted. "There was a groundswell of support to do something significant to honor his memory.”