It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Donald T. Maiocco, a teacher, administrator, mentor and kind friend to all at Saint David’s. His influence on the spirit and culture of this great school was profound. A man deeply committed to its mission—especially its faith tradition, the aesthetic, comportment, and the very highest of academic standards—Dr. Maiocco served the school for twelve years as its fourth headmaster. His love for the arts, respect for the classical ideals of balance and beauty and his love for the boys not only defined his tenure but also his professional life as an educator. A man of letters, Don’s intellectual passion was equaled only by his insistence on good manners and personal integrity, the dimple in the tie and the buttoned blazer.
I’m convinced it was no accident that Dr. Maiocco passed while we are in Rome with the boys on their Italian Study Tour—and at the Vatican no less—touring the art and architecture of the Classical and Renaissance eras—a capstone experience introduced and treasured by Dr. Maiocco. He was a Renaissance man in deed and word.
The fourth Headmaster will be deeply missed by the fifth and by a grateful community. May he rest in eternal peace.
Ut viri boni sint.