St Joseph’s College for the Deaf was in business for just
one year (1962-63) in Buffalo, NY before it closed up.
The college’s most notable athlete was John Kaleta,
a three-sport star at St Rita School for the Deaf.
When the college closed up, he transferred to
Gallaudet and played three sports – football,
basketball and baseball.
He is currently in the Gallaudet athletics
hall of fame.