JASPER JOTTINGS Week 17 – 2008 APR 27




JObit: Frost, William James (MC1960) Williamsburg, VA

JObit: Bechet, Thomas Paul (MC1974) Wayne, IL

JObit: Boccher, Edward A.(MC1959)

MFound: Brodbeck, Colleen (MC2013?)

JNEWS: Howard, Dan (MC????) speaks at Earth Day

JFound: Woltornist, Steven (MC????) fulfilling a tradition of MC as priest maker?

JNEWS: Schatzle, Joe (MC1952) to be honored; another story about a nice gruff guy

JEMAIL: McCarra-Fitzpatrick, MaryAnn (1989) has been published on Associated Content

JNEWS: Bartus, Laura [MC2000] is recognized for achievement

JHQ: Watch Manhattan Softball Live Webcast at GoJaspers.com

JQUOTE: Fay, John [MC1986] has a post I think is great.

JHQ: Looking for a President

JFound: Chang, John (MC????) back in 1960?

JObit: Fluhr, Edward T. (MC1955)

JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) reports Time obit for Jasper Fluhr

JEMAIL: Parriott, Don (MC1983) really wants to reduce your dependence on fossil fuels

JObit: Connors, Harold J. (MCatnd1941) Erie, PA

JObit: Sheehan, Thomas Vincent (MC????) Rixeyville, Va.

Comment on JObit: Moran, James A. Jr. (MC1947) by James A. Moran III

Comment on JObit: Moran, James A. Jr. (MC1947) by Claudia Moran Atkinson



JObit: Frost, William James (MC1960) Williamsburg, VA

ACTIONABLE OBIT: Frost, William James (MC????) Williamsburg, VA EXPIRES 22APR2008


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William James Frost

FROST William James, 77, of Williamsburg, Virginia, formerly of River Edge and Ramsey, died Thursday April 17th after a courageous battle with cancer. He was a Korean War Navy veteran and a graduate of Manhattan College.

Bill had a distinguished career in sales with Johnson & Johnson, Richardson Vicks and Proctor & Gamble before retiring in 1991. After moving to Virginia, he became a tour guide in Williamsburg and Washington D.C. because of his interest in history.

He is survived by his wife, Joan (nee Mullen) of Williamsburg, daughters Michelle Frost, Jennifer Frost, and Diane Tivnan and her husband Michael, and grandchildren Sean and Riley Tivnan, all of Woodbridge, Virginia, as well as numerous extended family members. He was preceded in death by his sister Kathryn Hutchinson and his parents William and Mary Frost.

Family will receive friends Monday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Beaugard Funeral Home, 869 Kinderkamack Road, River Edge. Funeral mass Tuesday at 10 AM at St. Paul’s R.C. Church, Ramsey with interment to follow at Maryrest Cemetery, Mahwah. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested in Bill’s memory to Hospice House, 4445 Powhatan Parkway, Williamsburg, Virginia 23188.

Published in The Record and Herald News on 4/20/2008.

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From: Ferrara, Richard (MC1972)

Frost BA 1960. May he RIP.


Rich ‘72

[JR: Thanks, Rich72. Much appreciated. ]

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JObit: Bechet, Thomas Paul (MC1974) Wayne, IL

UNACTIONABLE OBIT: Bechet, Thomas Paul (MC1974) Wayne, IL

http: //www.legacy.com /ChicagoTribune /Obituaries.asp?



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Thomas Paul Bechet

Thomas Paul Bechet, age 56, of Wayne, loving husband of Ann, beloved father of Leigh; son of the late Austin and Virginia Bechet; devoted brother of Virginia (Marc Hoch) George; and cherished uncle of Ellen (Rob) Hudak and Sarah George and brother-in-law of Mary (Brian) Duffy, Sara (Tommy) Napier, Michael (Jamie) McLaughlin and Tricia (Dan) Barrett.

He was a former board member of the Human Resources Planning Society (HRPS) in New York. He published a book on strategic staffing for businesses and organizations and the second edition “Strategic Staffing-A Comprehensive System for Executive Workforce Planning” was recently issued. He was a member of Little Home Church by the Wayside UCC in Wayne, where he was active in the choir and a former moderator. He was also a member of the Porsche Club of america and a devoted fan of the Kane County Cougars.

Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Little Home Church by the Wayside UCC, Wayne, Illinois. Private burial will be at Little Wood Cemetery, St. Charles Township. Visitation will be Friday, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Yurs Funreal Home, 405 East Main Street, (corner of Rt. 64 and Rt 25). St. Charles. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Little Home Church by the Wayside UCC, 32W128 Army Trail Road, Wayne, Illinois, 60184 or to Manhattan College, Advancement Office, 4513 Manhattan College Parkway, Riverdale, NY 10471. For info call Yurs Funeral Home, St. Charles, 630-584-0060 or at yursfurneralhomes.com

Published in the Chicago Tribune on 4/20/2008.

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[JR: I have connections to Jasper Bechet on LinkedIn and Plaxo. I'm stunned.]

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JObit: Boccher, Edward A.(MC1959)

ACTIONABLE OBIT: Boccher, Edward A.(MC1959) Plainfield, NJ EXPIRES 24APR2008


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Edward A. Boccher

BOCCHER Edward A. Boccher Husband, father and grandfather, 78 Edward A. Boccher of Port St. Lucie, Fla., died Monday, April 21, 2008, while visiting family in Plainfield. He was 78 years old. The family will greet relatives and friends at the Memorial Funeral Home, 155 South Ave., Fanwood, on Thursday, April 24, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services and interment will be private. For additional information or to express condolences, please visit www.fanwoodmemorial.com.

Born in New York City, Mr. Boccher was raised in Coytesville, N.J. He was a longtime resident of Plainfield and Port St. Lucie. Mr. Boccher was a 1959 graduate of Manhattan College and an executive at Boyle Midway Co. in Cranford, American Home Products Corp. in New York City and U.S. Surgical Corp. in No. Haven, Conn., before retiring in 1995. He served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953, and was honorably discharged with the rank of corporal.

Active at St. Bernards parish in Plainfield, he served one time as bingo director and coached girls basketball at the school. He also coached Little League baseball in Plainfield, winning two city titles. Mr. Boccher was a Rutgers womens basketball and football enthusiast. He played semi-pro football as a guard for the Coytesville Rams from 1946 to 1947.

Mr. Boccher leaves behind his wife of 54 years, Rita (Hubschman) Boccher, and 11 children, Edward J. Boccher of Plainfield, Geralyn Boccher of Plainfield, Stephanie Frost of Fairfield, Conn., Daria BoccherLattimore and husband, Ovie Lattimore, of New York, Peter Boccher and wife, Katherine, of Chesapeake, Va., Brian Boccher and wife, Lisa, of Columbia, Md., Gabrielle Boccher and her husband, Greg Stack, of Washington, D.C., Paula Robertson of Boston, Mass., Robert Boccher of Plainfield, James Boccher and wife, Kristen, of Dexter, Mich., and Danielle Boccher of Sandy Hook, Conn., and his brother, Mario Boccher and his wife, Shirley, of New Milford. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren, Erin, Kerry, Jacqueline, Travis, Ryan, Brian Michael, Marissa, Ovie, Joseph, Brandon, Ian, Mia, Morgan, Catherine, Jenna and Jack. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Julia (Andriola) Boccher; his daughter, Mary, and his son-in-law, Tony Frost. Mr. Boccher was a loving and caring father, and known as a great motivator in his professional life. He is and will be dearly missed.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Haven Hospice, c/o the JFK Medical Center Foundation, 80 James St., Edison, N.J. 08818-9972.

Published in the Star-Ledger on 4/23/2008.

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    * Posted on: Wed, Apr 23 2008 8:56 AM

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MFound: Brodbeck, Colleen (MC2013?)

Morning Call (Allentown, Pennsylvania)

April 20, 2008 Sunday

SECOND Edition

Readers Show & Tell

BYLINE: The Morning Call

SECTION: Travel; Readers Show & Tell; Pg. F3

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Celebrating in New York

Every year, Janet and George Brodbeck of Fountain Hill take their daughters, Colleen and Erin, to New York City between Christmas and New Year’s. They visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral, go skating at Rockefeller Center and see the window displays at Saks Fifth Avenue. Colleen, who snapped this shot of her parents in December, is a freshman at Manhattan College and Erin is a senior at LaSalle University.

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    * Posted on: Wed, Apr 23 2008 6:00 PM


JNEWS: Howard, Dan (MC????) speaks at Earth Day

US Fed News

April 16, 2008 Wednesday 4:47 AM EST




Arkansas State University issued the following news release:

As part of Arkansas State University-Jonesboro’s recognition of Earth Day on Tuesday, April 22, an event will be held at the center court of the Student Union from 1 to 2 p.m. At that time, a new initiative to recycle plastic generated on the ASU campus will be announced by students and faculty from the Environmental Sciences classes. The event is free and open to the public.

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This year’s ASU Earth Day event will kick off the plastic recycling initiative, and will include guest speakers including Ryan Beaird, president of the Student Government Association, and members of the ASU administration. Dr. Dan Howard, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Research at ASU, will be a special guest speaker. Howard participated in the first Earth Day in 1970 while a student at Manhattan College in New York. In accepting the invitation to speak, Howard said that the 1970 event had a strong buy-in by the campus community in which many positive projects were spun off, including picking up litter and recycling bottles found in a nearby park.

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According to the official Earth Day website, the first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970. Today it is an annual event for people around the world to celebrate the earth and renew their commitment to building a healthier and cleaner world.

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Howard, Dan (MC????)

[JR: Sorry, but like global warming', this seems like the religion of 'mother earth'. But then, I'm a crotchety old injineer.]

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JFound: Woltornist, Steven (MC????) fulfilling a tradition of MC as priest maker?

By Jasper John 68 on JFound

For young seminarian, a joy without restraint




Steven Woltornist, just 18 but already wearing a Roman collar, said he came to St. Patrick’s Cathedral to see a man who derived joy from the priesthood.

The young seminarian found that joy first in the words, then in the eyes, of Pope Benedict XVI. Joy and much more.

“It’s so strange,” said the young man from Branchburg. “And hard to explain. But I felt overwhelmed - over-whelmed with excitement and, somehow, overwhelmed with courage.”

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Although he said he did “feel the call” in high school, he also loves science and is double majoring in chemistry and philosophy at Manhattan College. The decision to enter the priesthood - although he is six years away from his first vows - was not taken lightly.

“I thought about it a lot, and I am still thinking about it.”

He recalled the moment when, enrolling in the seminary, he was given a Roman collar to wear.

“I looked in the mirror and I felt really strange. I remember saying to myself, `You’ll be wearing that for a long time, you know.’”

Yesterday, after seeing the eyes of Benedict XVI and hearing his words, Steven Woltornist said, “I am comfortable in the collar.”

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    * Posted on: Wed, Apr 23 2008 6:42 PM


JNEWS: Schatzle, Joe (MC1952) to be honored; another story about a nice gruff guy

Poughkeepsie Journal (New York)

April 17, 2008 Thursday

This old coach has a heart of gold

BYLINE: Pete Colaizzo


They warned me. The guys that I worked with in the sports department at the Poughkeepsie Journal back in late 1980s, they told me not to mess with Old Man Schatzle. Don’t cross him. Don’t bug him. He’s a grumpy old man, they said; he’ll eat you for lunch, they admonished.

Back in that spring so many years ago, I was assigned to write a story on the Conference I track championships. I was to do what we call a “phone separate,” meaning I had to craft the story after getting the results and doing interviews over the telephone. Only it was a rainy day. Track meets rarely get rained out, and so it was the only thing on the high school slate. The phone lines would be quiet. The editor said I could go down to John Jay High School, get some quotes, enjoy the meet.

Upon arriving, I did not do as instructed. I went up to John Jay coach Joe Schatzle and asked him something. It was probably an innocuous question. He glared at me, told me not to interrupt him during this championship meet. He’s an old Marine. His glare means business.

Hmm. The guys were right. I wasn’t the most assertive young reporter back then; I had been put in my place. So I went to get a slice of pizza, drove back to the office and contemplated my next move. In a few hours, I would have to work the phones and write the story. No big deal.

A few hours later, the phone rang. It was an internal ring. The Old Man was downstairs. He had results of the meet. I practically broke out in a cold sweat.

I went downstairs and let him in. He had two big oak-tag sheets with the complete results. He brought them upstairs with me, waited while I typed them in. As I typed them in, I started asking questions.

The 3,200-meter winner, what was his mile split, I wondered? I’m a distance guy, so I immediately gravitate toward these events. Coach Schatzle described each race that I asked about in detail. Then he asked: “Hey, are you a track man?” I told him my running background, which of course paled in comparison to the former world-class sprinter in my presence.

A bond had been forged. We were both “track men.” We talked the talk. The results were typed in. Now it was time to write the story. Only Coach Schatzle wanted to tell me about his days as a Manhattan College Jasper. He wanted to tell me about all the great runners he coached through the years. I listened intently. This was great stuff! But I was on deadline. Politely, I had to excuse myself to write the story.

I escorted the Old Man down the elevator and out of the building. Upon returning to the Sports Room, I was met with stunned colleagues. I had gotten through to the Old Man! Schatzle likes him, they marveled.

Like many older guys, behind that gruff exterior was -and still is - a warm-hearted storyteller. I talked to him fre-quently during the ensuing years for track stories. I went to his retirement party 15 years ago, a star-studded affair with 1952 Olympic gold medalist Lindy Remigino - his old Jasper sprint-mate - in attendance. Track stories were told deep into the night.

After his retirement, we shared several bus trips to New York Yankees games with mutual friends. I always sat near the front, heard him tell more of the same track stories. As a certified track geek, I soaked it up. He is a true living history of the sport.

And now, all these years later, many of his former athletes are honoring him. On Saturday, April 26, a plaque will be dedicated to Coach Joe Schatzle for his 30-plus years of dedicated coaching in the Wappingers School District. The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Roy C. Ketcham High School track; all former athletes are invited to attend.

Talk to these former athletes - many of them old men themselves, now - and they’ll mention how Coach Schatzle was a “second father” to them. They’ll come back to honor the Old Man next week.

Kudos to Frank Puzio (RCK, Class of 1966) for organizing this. All too often, ceremonies like this are done after the honoree has passed on. Better to recognize greatness while it is still in our midst. Long may he run.

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    * Posted on: Wed, Apr 23 2008 6:58 PM


JEMAIL: McCarra-Fitzpatrick, MaryAnn (1989) has been published on Associated Content

22 April 2008

Tuesday evening

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[JR: Ahhh, another Patterson in the making. And, I can say I knew her before she went bog time. :-) Mozel Tov!]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Apr 23 2008 8:34 PM

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JNEWS: Bartus, Laura [MC2000] is recognized for achievement

Daily Record (Morristown, New Jersey)

April 17, 2008 Thursday

CCM’s annual gala to honor 8 alumni for career successes




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Alumni Achievement Awards:

Laura Bartus, class of ‘98, is a resident of Glasser. Bartus excelled in academics at CCM and was active in student government. She received a bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College and is currently pursuing a Masters of Social Work from Rutgers University. Since 2005, Bartus has been the president of the International Trade Center Alliance in Mount Olive.

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To attend the gala, call Trish McGrath at (973) 328-5060. The gala begins at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails and a silent auction. Dinner follows at 8. Tickets are $300 per person. Tables of 10 or 12 are available.

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    * Posted on: Wed, Apr 23 2008 8:50 PM


JHQ: Watch Manhattan Softball Live Webcast at GoJaspers.com

Watch Manhattan Softball Live Webcast at GoJaspers.com

Get JasperVision for Softball’s Senior Day Sunday Morning

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – The Manhattan College softball team returns to Gaelic Park on Sunday morning for its final home doubleheader of the season. The Lady Jaspers will host MAAC rival Fairfield for a highly anticipated match up. Manhattan fans can watch the live web broadcast exclusively at GoJaspers.com courtesy of JasperVision beginning at 9 a.m. Manhattan Athletics play-by-play announcer Ed Cohen will have the call for the program’s inaugural webcast at Gaelic Park.

To join JasperVision, simply click on the ‘Sign Up’ link on the right side of GoJaspers.com front page. Fans can register for $7.95.

In between games of Sunday’s doubleheader, the Manhattan College Athletic department will honor shortstop Jaclyn Churilla during a Senior Day ceremony. Additionally, throughout the day Cohen will rotate booth guests for what will prove to be an energized broadcast.

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JQUOTE: Fay, John [MC1986] has a post I think is great.


Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Recruiting men to the priesthood

The Archdiocese of New York’s has a new message for those who are considering (or might be willing to consider) the priesthood: “The World Needs Heroes”. The web site is actually pretty impressive.

And, although the emphasis is not exactly what I had in mind when I said the Church needed to emulate the US Marines, there are images on this site that make it clear that they’re thinking along those lines. The Church needs tough guys to be priests.

The home page of the site shows a priest leading the prayers over the coffin draped in a FDNY flag.

I still think that there has to be more of an emphasis on toughness in the seminary program and they could do worse than have a look at Annapolis and/or West Point as models. I’m not sure if the new appeal is in tune with the message you get from the program as outlined in the seminary’s web site.

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    * Posted on: Wed, Apr 23 2008 9:41 PM


JHQ: Looking for a President


President, Manhattan College

Company: N/A

Location: Riverdale, NY

Pay: N/A

Contact Information

Name: Kate Barry and Alan Wichlei

Phone: 617.262.6500

Fax: n/a

Apply to this job now

Job Description

Manhattan College seeks an imaginative and inspiring leader to guide it to a new level of institutional accomplishment. Established in 1853, the College is founded upon the Lasallian Catholic tradition of excellence in teaching, respect for individual dignity, and commitment to social justice inspired by the innovator of modern pedagogy, St. John Baptist de La Salle.

The mission of Manhattan College is to provide a contemporary, person-centered educational experience characterized by high academic standards, reflection on faith, values and ethics, and life-long career preparation. The academic programs integrate a broad liberal education with concentration in specific disciplines in the arts and sciences or with professional preparation in business, education and engineering. The learning experience at Manhattan College is enriched by cooperative programs with other institutions, by postgraduate professional programs and by capitalizing on its location in the cultural center and global marketplace that is New York City.

This is a time of great opportunity at Manhattan College. The current president is retiring after 22 years of successful leadership and great accomplishment. The college has become more selective while increasing its enrollment to 3500 students (3000 undergraduates), broadening its geographic reach, transforming its campus from commuter based to residential, and preserving its commitment to serving first generation students. It has strengthened its academic offerings and recently completed a successful $150 million campaign celebrating its 150th anniversary. The college aspires now to a broad new level of performance, increasing its endowment, its diversity, and its selectivity, while sustaining its Lasallian heritage and mission.

Job Requirements

Manhattan College seeks in its new president a leader with a creative, entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for the success of smaller colleges. Strong fund-raising ability is essential. Demonstrated success leading a complex enterprise, experience guiding an organization through growth and change, and evidence of effective financial management are also required.

The Board of Trustees has named a nine member Presidential Search Committee composed of representatives of the College’s board, faculty, and staff. Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, has been retained to assist in the recruitment of the new President. Confidential inquiries, nominations, and applications should be sent with a cover letter to:

Alan Wichlei, Vice President and Director

Kate Barry, Senior Associate


334 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02116

Email: 3388@imsearch.com

Email submission of application materials is strongly encouraged.

Manhattan College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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[JR: Sad to know that he won't be there. He's a great leader! ]

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JFound: Chang, John (MC????) back in 1960?


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Since the only presidential candidate is 84 years old, the real race is for vice president. Rhee once again is running ailing Assembly Speaker Lee Ki Poong, 63, as his candidate. The Democratic candidate is again Roman Catholic John Chang, 60, who got his education at New York City’s Manhattan College.

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Chang, John (MC????)


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JObit: Fluhr, Edward T. (MC1955)

By Jasper John 68 on JObit

ACTIONABLE OBIT: Fluhr, Edward T. (MC1955) Tinton Falls, NJ EXPIRES 25APR2008


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Edward T. Fluhr

FLUHR Edward T. Fluhr Company president and longtime Westfield resident, 77 Edward T. Fluhr, 77, of Tinton Falls passed away on Tuesday, April 22, 2008, at Renaissance Gardens, Seabrook Village, Tinton Falls.

Friends and family are invited to call from 10 a.m. until the Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 25, 2008, at the Church of the Holy Innocents, 3455 W. Bangs Ave., Neptune, N.J. 07753. Cremation services have been entrusted to the Ely Funeral Home, Neptune. Condolences may be made online at elyfuneralhome.com.

Born in Teaneck, Edward lived in City Island, the Bronx, N.Y., and later in Westfield for more than 35 years before moving to Tinton Falls. He was a 1948 graduate of Mount St. Michael Academy in the Bronx and received his bachelors degree from Manhattan College in 1955. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was president of Brookfield Research and Management Co. from 1985 to 2008.

Edward is survived by his wife of 39 years, Mary Martha Fluhr of Tinton Falls; his son, Edward M. Fluhr and his wife, Michelle, of Silver Spring, Md., and his grandson, Ryan. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73123-1718.

Published in the Star-Ledger on 4/24/2008.

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JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) reports Time obit for Jasper Fluhr

From: Mike McEneney [MC1953]

Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2008 1:35 PM

To: Jasperfjohn Reinke

Cc: John Sullivan

Subject: Obit

Dear John,

Today’s NY Times has an Obituary for Edward T. Fluhr. The obit lists him as graduating from Mount Saint Michael in 1948 (the year before me) and from Manhattan in 1955 but my “stuff” shows him in 1956. I will check further.

May He Rest In Peace.


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Mike: Caught it. But thanks for the heads up. fjohn68


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

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Dear Readers, Please don’t assume that the automatic inet searches will catch something that you’ve read. spend a few electrons frivolously and call it out. You’d be surprised what I miss. fjohn68

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JEMAIL: Parriott, Don (MC1983) really wants to reduce your dependence on fossil fuels

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If you really want to reduce your dependence on fossil fuels and your generation of green house gas, then PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS!

I just switched to a provider that will get 100% of my electricity usage from wind and small local hydroelectric sources for $15 per month. HOWEVER, switching your light bulbs to the compact fluorescent models which use ~ 1/4 of the electricity and last up to 5 years will more than pay for the fee.

Visit http://www.njcleanenergy.com/renewable-energy/programs/cleanpower-choice-program/start-today/start-today  to find out how you can switch some or all or your electricity to renewable sources for $5-$15 per month.

Although this site is for NJ residents,many of the linked energy producers service other areas too.

NOTE- the compact fluorescent bulbs contain a small amount of mercury and need to be recycled, not thrown away. Our county waste facility takes them during household hazardous waste day.

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JObit: Connors, Harold J. (MCatnd1941) Erie, PA

ACTIONABLE OBIT: Connors, Harold J. (MCatnd1941) Erie, PA EXPIRES 02MAY2008


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Harold J. Connors

Harold J. Connors, age 87 of Regency at South Shore, formerly of Drexel Hill, Pa. and Scottsdale, Ariz., died on Friday April 25, 2008 at Saint Vincent Health.

He was born in New York City on June 11, 1920 the son of the late John and Josephine Connors. He attended Manhattan College, NYC from 1937 to 1940 and the Pratt Institute, in aeronautical engineering in 1941. He enlisted in the United States Naval Air Corps at the outset of WWII and served on aircraft carriers in the Pacific as a naval aviator, with numerous awards, citations, and medals. He married his wife Claire in 1944, between combat tours in the Pacific. He had the distinction of piloting the first U.S. Naval aircraft to land at the Yokosuka Naval Base on Tokyo Bay, shortly after the surrender of Japan on August 13, 1945. Upon completion of his U.S. Naval career in 1957, he was employed as a stock broker in Philadelphia until his retirement in 1980. He moved to Erie with his wife in 1997.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife Claire in 2004; two brothers: John and Kenneth Connors; and a sister Dorothy VandeStowe. He is survived by two daughters: Michelle Brennan and her husband David of Phoenix, Ariz.; Jean Downey and her husband John of Erie; a son Greg Connors and his wife Sherry of Fayetteville, N.Y.; two sisters: Peggy Sheehan and Joanne Rasmussen both of New York City; eight grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may attend a funeral mass at St. Jude The Apostle Church 2801 West 6th St. Erie on Friday May 2nd at 11am. with Monsignor Robert Brugger celebrant. Arrangements entrusted to the Burton Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 602 West 10th St. Send condolences at www.Burtonfuneralhome.com Sign the guestbook at www.GoErie.com/obits

Published in the Erie Times-News on 4/27/2008.

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[N.B.: In accordance with my liberal definition of what is a Jasper, I think if some one saw fit to mention his time at Manhattan College, then it must have been important to him. That makes him a Jasper to me. It's not a piece of paper, but that you've taken the lessons into your heart. Besides isn't one of the corporal works of mercy to bury the dead? I'll commend him to our fellow alums for their prayers.]

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JObit: Sheehan, Thomas Vincent (MC????) Rixeyville, Va.

April 27, 2008 ·

Dear Ms. Anderson,

I came to your site to read the obit of a fellow alumni of Manhattan College.

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Sheehan, Thomas Vincent - Thomas Vincent Sheehan Thomas Vincent Sheehan, age 70, of Rixeyville, Va., passed away at his residence on Wednesday, April 23, 2008, surrounded by his …. More 99% Guest Book Published in The Culpeper StarExponent on 4/27/2008.

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I found it via the Legacy site. Unfortunately, your web site, won’t display it from the Legacy url. http://www.legacy.com/StarExponent/Obituaries.asp?

I tried to search the site for the name via your web site’s search bar. Also NG. No results returned.

I used the Legacy site obit guest book link. It worked to the Guest Book. But the back link their to the obit is the same as the original one. NG.



So it’s probably time to kick the squirrel cage, reboot the server, or yell at the database programmer.

There might be ‘real Customers’ trying to use the site.

I’ll try again on Monday,


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Sheehan, Thomas Vincent (MC????) Rixeyville, Va.

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Comment on JObit: Moran, James A. Jr. (MC1947) by James A. Moran III

My father treasured his Manhattan College education and experience. He passed that love on to me, and I am proud to be a 1975 engineering grad and fellow Jasper. He will be missed by many, but joins other classmate Jasper friends who have gone before him.

    * Posted on: Fri, Apr 25 2008 10:14 AM


Comment on JObit: Moran, James A. Jr. (MC1947) by Claudia Moran Atkinson

Dear Mr. Reinke, It means so much to us all for you to take the time to sign Dad’s guest book. My father was guided most of his life, professionally and personally from all that he gained at Manhattan College. His fellowship at IEEE was one of the highlights of his life, he took his profession as an electrical engineer very seriously. His closest friends, and mentors to us all our lives were his “buddies” from Manhattan. Thank you for keeping him and us in your prayers. On behalf of my siblings and I, Claudia Moran Atkinson

    * Posted on: Sun, Apr 20 2008 4:28 PM



"Bon courage a vous tous"