Bob Kraly, right, with his son, Ty, and Martha Price Stewart, St. Mary’s former director of development. Ty is holding memorabilia including a signed photo of his grandfather, former Yankees pitcher Steve Kraly.
Ty Kraly holds the baseball card of his grandfather, former Yankees pitcher Steve Kraly.
Carl M. Albero, who recently retired from St. Mary’s Board of Directors and joined our Honorary Board, is a huge Yankees fan. He gave St. Mary’s a treasure trove of Yankees memorabilia to go on display at The Albero House, our home for adults with disabilities; Carl and his wife, Carol Anne, were the home’s main benefactors.
Bob Kraly, a partner with Image Business Interiors, one of St. Mary’s staunchest corporate supporters, recently dropped by with his son to add something personal to the collection: the baseball card of his father, Steve, who pitched for the Yankees in 1953. His father passed away in 2016 at the age of 86.
“St. Mary’s is truly a special place!” Bob’s 12-year-old son, Ty, wrote in a thank-you card after he and his father visited.
Thank you to the Kraly family for your generosity!
Eds note: A version of this article originally appeared in the Winter 2016-2017 issue of our Journeys newsletter. You can read that issue and others on our website here.
Mary Landfair, CTRS, (seen here with Molly, left, and Amelia, right) is the new therapeutic recreation specialist for The Albero House. Mary, a former intern in St. Mary’s recreational therapy department, is developing a program for structured recreation and leisure activities at The Albero House and out in the community. She also will be working with a speech and language pathologist to help the adults who live at The Albero House decide what activities they participate in.
Mary graduated from Old Dominion University and earned her professional certification in September. She said she really loved working with the kids at St. Mary’s and was excited to get to know the adults at The Albero House. She loves to bake, which inspired her to get the adults at The Albero House cooking at least once a week.