JASPER JOTTINGS Week 30 - 2008 JULY 27



POSITRACTION: Saving a human life; changing the world!

JEMAIL: Jerry Breen (MC1970)

JNEWS: Dolan, Fr. Michael (MC1953) Calls on Catholics to Work for Change in Public Life

JFound: Manhattan College Television Channel 37

JFound: Duthie, Daniel P. (MC1970) (on MARTINDALE)

JNEWS: Skiko, Edward (MC????) as CEO and Chairman of iMarkup

JNEWS: Somma, Danielle M. (MC2008)

JFound: Houston, Vinny (MC????) wants a rowing venue

JObit: Colbert, Edward G. (MC1949)

JObit: Gentile, Cesare (MC????)

JObit: Fitzpatrick, John Francis “Jack”  (MC1951)

JEMAIL: Vaccarino, Carmine [MC1957] -- when you call yourself “Christian”

JEMAIL: McGoey, Tom (MC1968) puts out the APB on Kenny, Robert (MC1968)

JFound: Venters, Ricky Jr. (MC2007) (on Facebook)

JHQ: Email solicitation for a “MC Directory”  is legit

MFound: Manhattan College planned to partner with Pathmark

JBlogger: Lynn, Erin (MC2010?) is interested in food reform

JEmail: “Last Lecture”  fellow dies

JObit: Durocher, William G. (MC????)

Joy: Streche, Laura (MC2005) will wed on August 9th

JFound: Enescu, Mihai (MC????) started a Jasper group on Ning

ENDNOTE: “social justice”  NOLA style!

Comment by Bill Finkenstadt; MC1960

Comment by joel




POSITRACTION: Saving a human life; changing the world!


Southern tier teenager hailed as hero

Published: July 14, 2008

A southern tier teenager is being hailed as a hero after pulling a two-year-old out of Chautauqua Lake.

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JEMAIL: Jerry Breen (MC1970)

From: Jerry Breen (MC1970)

Sent: Saturday, July 19, 2008 2:46 AM

To: John Reinke

Subject: Jerry Breen cartoon

John: Here’s a new cartoon (I’ll try to get them to you on a more regular basis from now on). It’s equal time for the Republicans this time, with John McCain. Lately, the reporters seem to ask everybody, including politicians, “What’s on your iPod?”  Surprisingly, most of them, including Obama and even old grey George W., actually do have iPods and give a list of their favorite tracks. Except John McCain. He really is a relic from another era. He actually grew up mostly in the age of radio, and admits that he never touches a computer keyboard. So I tried to imagine his answer to that inevitable question, “What’s on your iPod?”  Jerry Breen www.newbreen.com

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[JR: Cartoon at: http://tinyurl.com/5vobt6  ]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Jul 20 2008 8:07 PM

    * Updated: Wed, Jul 23 2008 4:08 PM



JNEWS: Dolan, Fr. Michael (MC1953) Calls on Catholics to Work for Change in Public Life


iUniverse Would Like to Announce the Release of We Are a House Divided by Father Michael Dolan

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Bloomington, IN, July 20, 2008 (PR.com) In Election Year, New Book Ignites Discussion about Disparities between Catholic Teaching and Political Action.

Father Michael Dolan believes passionately that “’Catholic’ is not a label to be worn, but a life to be lived.”  In his new book, We Are A House Divided, Dolan contends that the connection between religious life and civil life in America has widened to the breaking point. This powerful work urges Catholics to immediately bridge this gap and leads the discussion on how to accomplish this task.

Steps must be taken, Dolan writes, to remedy the current situation before the American Catholic Church is pulled apart. We Are A House Divided is not only a scholarly treatise, but also a call to action. Dolan suggests ways that Catholic bishops, priests and laymen can restore the communion of the faithful as a strong, unified voice in the American public discourse.

The author is especially frustrated by Catholic politicians and voters who do not apply the Roman Catholic Church’s fundamental teachings to legislation or voting decisions. He argues that the Catholic Church must directly engage in political debates over cultural issues, such as abortion, embryonic stem cell research, gay marriage and the tragic consequences associated with in vitro fertilization. The Catholic Church, Dolan writes, has the moral and cultural authority to do so.

The author brings these issues to the fore with a powerful and unique voice. Having joined the priesthood as a widower, Dolan has lived a full life in the laity as a husband, father of seven children and medical doctor and retired U.S. Naval officer.

In his thought-provoking book, he sets out his arguments with surgical precision, citing frequently from authoritative Catholic texts, speeches and doctrine. But he also brings a fresh perspective on a human scale, drawing on his medical expertise, his family and his own profound spiritual journey.

The combination of authoritative scholarship and sincere personal appeal establishes We Are A House Divided as an important and timely approach to current issues. As the U.S. presidential contest winds through the summer and fall, We Are A House Divided is sure to engender a renewed and profound discussion about the role of faith in public and political life.

About the Author

Father Michael Dolan has been an ordained priest since 1997. A widower who entered the seminary after the death of his beloved wife, Dolan is a retired naval officer, physician and great-grandfather who resides in Silver Spring, Md. He received his undergraduate degree from Manhattan College and his medical degree from New York Medical College, both in New York City. He received a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University and his Master of Divinity from the Pope John XXIII National Seminary in Weston, Mass.

For more information, contact: Travis Wilson

Phone 800.AUTHORS

Email Publicity@iuniverse.com


Contact Information


Travis Wilson




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Dear John,

Father Michael is a member of the great class of 1953! In our Junior year we both worked as “Special Guards” at Macy’s for the Christmas season. A great guy.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

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Dolan, Fr. Michael (MC1953)

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    * Posted on: Sun, Jul 20 2008 8:32 PM

    * Updated: Tue, Jul 22 2008 6:27 PM



JFound: Manhattan College Television Channel 37


Manhattan College Television Channel 37

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President: Michael Martello ‘08

One of the founding members of MCtv, Mike is a junior studying Civil Enginneering and Math. Originally from Commack, N.Y., Mike is the Executive Vice-President of Student Government along with being President of MCtv.

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Vice President: Patty Short ‘09

A Pittsburgh, P.A. native, Patty is studying Communications, with a minor in Business. Patty served as Technical Director during her freshman year. Patty is an RA, is involved with the Gaelic Society, and will be Junior Class Treasurer in the Fall 2008 semester.

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Treasurer: Jonathan Caceres ‘08

Jon is originally from Bergen County, N.J. He is a Business Management major, and is minoring in Spanish. In addition to being involved with MCtv, Jon is also involved with Student Government.

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Secretary: Brianne Panzarella ‘09

Brianne is studying Communications and History. Brianne is from Bethel, C.T. and she is also involved with Habitat for Humanity.

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Marketing Director: Lisa Fuhrman ‘09

Originally from New Milford, N.J., Lisa is studying Communications, with a minor in Urban Affairs. She has been a part of MCtv since her freshman year, and has been Marketing Director since the beginning of her sophomore year. She works at the JET office, and she will be Junior Class President beginning in the Fall 2008 semester.

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Production Manager: Lindsay Goyette ‘09

Lindsay is studying Communications, with a minor in Business. She became the Production Manager for MCtv in the spring semester of her sophomore year. Lindsay is from Troy, N.Y., and in addition to being a member of MCtv, she is a member of the Gaelic Society. She works in the Manhattan College’s Development Office.

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Programming Director: Kieran O’Shea ‘08

A business management major from Monroe, N.Y., Kieran is involved with many MC clubs and groups. He is the Vice President of the Gaelic Society and he is also the Sports Director for the Social Life Commission. Kieran is a LaSallian Collegians volunteer, and he will be leading a service trip to Camp Reynal in Dallas, Texas in the summer.

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Technical Director: Hannah Olsen ‘09

Hannah is from Boonton, N.J., and is majoring in Communications. Other than working for MCtv, she is a member of the Crew team and Singers as well. She also works in the Admissions office.

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* Advisor: Timothy Lynch ‘07

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    * Posted on: Sun, Jul 20 2008 9:46 PM



JFound: Duthie, Daniel P. (MC1970) (on MARTINDALE)



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Daniel P. Duthie, Esq.

51 Greenwich Avenue

Goshen, New York 10424

(Orange Co.)


Experience & Credentials

Practice Areas Energy; Utility Law; Contracts; Administrative Law; Regulatory Law; Zoning Law

Education Fordham University, J.D., 1976, Manhattan College (B.C.E., 1970; M.Env.Eng., 1972)

Admitted 1977, New York

Memberships The Association of the Bar of the City of New York; New York State, New Jersey State (Associate Member) Federal Energy and American Bar Associations.

Born New York, N.Y., 1949

Biography Chi Epsilon. Registered Professional Engineer, New York, 1975. Author: Environmental Impact Analysis and Government Agency Liaison, Industrial Pollution Control Handbook, Chapter 19, 2nd Edition. Adjunct Professor, Graduate Division, Manhattan College, 1978-1979. Assistant Secretary, Empire State Electric Energy Research Corporation, 1986—.

ISLN 907694227

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Duthie, Daniel P. (MC1970)

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JNEWS: Skiko, Edward (MC????) as CEO and Chairman of iMarkup


iMarkup Solutions Names Edward Skiko CEO and Chairman

Posted : Wed, 04 Jun 2008 11:30:43 GMT


Category : Press Release

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SAN DIEGO - (Business Wire) iMarkup Solutions, Inc., a provider of web-based business process automation and reporting solutions for the enterprise, today announced the appointment of Edward Skiko as CEO and Chairman. Skiko assumes the position upon the passing of John O’Brien, iMarkup’s President and founder. Previously Skiko served as a member of the Board of Directors and was an initial investor in the company.

Skiko’s career spans technical, managerial and executive positions at IBM and General Electric. His last assignment at IBM was as Vice President of the Printer Business with worldwide responsibility for strategic planning, profitability, product development and manufacturing. At GE as its Corporate Vice-President of Information Technology, Skiko had global responsibility for the company’s voice and data networks and data centers – as well as directing the Information Systems organizations within all GE business units. Skiko earned a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University and a Bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College also in Electrical Engineering.

According to Jim Brush, VP of Sales and Marketing, “From its inception Ed has been involved in helping to guide iMarkup’s strategy as we evolved from end user annotation tools to robust and scalable enterprise products. His guidance has been invaluable.”

That guidance is evident in iMarkup’s sales growth. A significant factor in this growth has been the acceptance of the company’s workflow engine and its automated review and approval functionality. These capabilities enable customers like Johnson & Johnson, the National Institute of Mental Health, NuVasive, NORESCO and Pharmaceutical Product Development, Inc., to deploy iMarkup while mirroring their existing business processes.

“John O’Brien was a visionary business leader. His passing is a great loss to all who knew and worked with him,  stated Skiko. “The company will strive to build on his legacy of delivering superior products and customer service. We will aggressively introduce new products, expand our customer and partner base, and never lose sight of our responsibility to our loyal customers.”

About iMarkup Solutions

iMarkup Solutions (www.imarkup.com) is an innovative provider of web-based business process automation and reporting solutions. The company is focused on providing tools that improve workflow, enabling users to maximize efficiency and work as intelligently with digital content as they do with paper-based information. For more information visit www.imarkup.com or call 877-MARKUP1.

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Skiko, Edward (MC????)

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    * Posted on: Mon, Jul 21 2008 6:05 PM



JNEWS: Somma, Danielle M. (MC2008)


Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

CLOSE TO HOME: Cumberland County School Notes

June 4, 2008


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Manhattan College, Riverdale, N.Y.: Danielle M. Somma, Gray.

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Somma, Danielle M. (MC2008)

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JFound: Houston, Vinny (MC????) wants a rowing venue



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July 21, 2008

News from Paul Feiner.

Filed under: Paul Feiner wielandheusler @ 10:45 pm

I am planning to request a meeting with the county to discuss the possibility of using Sprain Lake as a site for a boathouse for Greenburgh and Yonkers. Sprain Lake is a beautiful lake â“ not used by the community. Part of the lake is located within the town of Greenburgh. I am suggesting that the county open the lake up to rowing, kayaking and canoeing on a trial basis this fall on selected dates. Manhattan College is interested in this initiative and might be interested in either purchasing or renting space. This could generate revenue for Westchester County, reduce our taxes and provide enhanced recreation for students and adults. Yonkers City Council President Chuck Lesnick has been pushing for recreation boating on the Sprain for years. I believe that the concept deserves support and follow up. It’s unfortunate that this lake is not being taken advantage of.


Greenburgh Town Supervisor

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Dear Mr. Feiner.

Thank you for meeting with me the other day regarding the use of the Sprain Lake as a site for a boathouse for the Greenburgh and Yonkers communities. Rowing is expanding exponentially across the country and additional facilities are desperately needed.

When I started rowing at Manhattan College in the late 1970’s, college programs and the New York Athletic Club were the only two options for someone looking to row. I was fortunate enough to earn a spot at the NYAC and was able to continue after college but when I stopped competing, there was no place to row for recreation.

Recently, two new programs have been started, one on the Harlem River and the other on Glenn Island and I have been able to return to the sport. These programs are open to both high school students and masters level rowers and are having a positive impact for many children. Both of these programs are open to all comers and also provide community outreach programs for children with limited means. However, these programs are also almost full to capacity in the number of rowers they can accommodate.

The Sprain Lake has the potential to be a world class course. It is long and wide enough and is not tidal. I think that the entrance to the lake at Jackson Ave would be ideal since there is ample land available for parking and a boathouse without encroaching on private residents. Traffic would also not be a big issue especially since most programs are run early in the morning and immediately after school thereby avoiding rush hour traffic.

I have spoken to several rowing clubs and they are all excited about the possibility of another place to row and race. I would like to enlist your help in organizing a mini regatta in the fall to assess the suitability of the course. The teams invited would provide their own equipment, launches and the officials to create a safe environment for the rowers. We would also try to get the race certified by the US Rowing Association for insurance purposes.

I know that you will do all you can to help this happen and I look forward to working with you to make this dream come true.


Vinny Houston

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Houston, Vinny (MC????)


    * Posted on: Tue, Jul 22 2008 6:41 PM



JObit: Colbert, Edward G. (MC1949)




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Edward G. Colbert M.D.

1927 - 2008

Edward G. Colbert, M.D., renowned psychiatrist, international humanitarian, loving husband, committed father and enchanting grandfather, passed away peacefully, July 20, 2008, in the presence of family, after suffering complications from a fall and head injury. He was 81.

On June 13, 1927, Ed was born the only child of banker, Edward J. and teacher Helen A. Colbert, in the state of New York. Raised in Flushing, Long Island, he attended parochial schools and at the age of 16, graduated from St. Anne’s Academy as its high school valedictorian.

After attending one year at the Christian Brothers’ Manhattan College, Ed left and enlisted in the United States Navy the final year of World War II. While serving as a Hospital Corpsman in San Diego and Boston naval hospitals, he became fascinated by the miraculous recoveries of extremely “shell-shocked  servicemen, leading to his initial interest in the field of mental health.

After an honorable discharge, Ed returned to Manhattan College and received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1949. He next attended Marquette University School of Medicine in Milwaukee, Wis., and after graduating in 1953, took up residency in psychiatry at the University of California Los Angeles in Southern California. He found his calling and a new home.

Ed began his medical career in 1959 as Director of the Xavier Clinic at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, the medical center’s first psychiatric service. Shortly after moving to private practice in 1961, he published the first American article on the utilization of lithium in treatment of bipolar disease for the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA). The exposure from that historic feature launched Ed as a communicator in his field, leading to regular appearances at community meetings, editorial work for medical newsletters, university lecture engagements, a guest appearance on television, and offerings of leadership roles in prestigious associations, organizations and boards. Among them: President, National Guild of Catholic Psychiatrists (1970-71). President, Los Angeles County Medical Association, Bay District (1975). President, Los Angeles County Catholic Physicians’ Guild (1975). Member of the Campaign of Human Development (U.S.C.C., 1970’s).

After his retirement in 1993, Ed moved to Ventura County and redirected his energies to humanitarian projects (here and in Mexico), public health affairs, church activities and politics. Among the groups he contributed countless volunteer hours: Chair, Bio-ethics Program, L. A. Catholic Medical Association (1996-99). Chair, Ventura Catholic Health Care Association (1999-2000). Member of the Republican Ventura County Central Committee (2002). Rotary International (current member in Camarillo; former President in Pacific Palisades). Member of the Board of Directors at St. Johns Seminary, Camarillo (current). Recruited for Catholic “3rd Order  of the Knights of Malta (current). Creator of Padre Serra’s film library and its returning program, “Reel Spirituality  (current). Advisory Board of the Camarillo Health Care District (current). Volunteer for Camarillo City’s Committee on Aging (current). Volunteer for Ventura County Area Agency on Aging (current).

Ed’s personal love story involves two marvelous volumes with similar names: With his first wife, garden writer and television personality, Mary Therese “Teddy  Colbert (married in 1954), Ed had seven children, Chris, Tom, Paul, Beth, Peter, Jeanine and Teddy II. A half year after his wife’s untimely death in 2001, Ed fell in love with another gem called Mary, this one named Mary Dady, after an introduction at daily Mass. With their 2003 marriage, Ed was blessed with four step-children, Mark, Jenny, Peter and Jon.

Just months ago, Ed’s extended family saw him honored as Camarillo’s “Senior of the Year.”

He also leaves behind nine adoring grandchildren, hundreds of friends, along with the countless recipients of his unstoppable, can-do spirit.

Now angels are sporting a bumper sticker on their left wing, admonishing them on their rounds: “What would Ed do?”

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The RAIN Project (for homeless Ventura County families) in Ed’s name: 805-485-6288; or through website: http://www.volunteerventuracounty.org/org/12538070.html

Public viewing time: 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 25, Chapel of the Hills, Conejo Mountain Funeral Home. Vigil: 7 p.m. Friday, Conejo Mountain Funeral Home.

Funeral Mass viewing (prior to service): 9:15 to 9:45 a. m. Saturday, July 26, at Padre Serra Parish, 5205 Upland Road, Camarillo, CA 93012.

Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday, at Padre Serra Parish.

The burial will immediately follow at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park, Camarillo.

Published in the Ventura County Star from 7/22/2008 - 7/25/2008

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Colbert, Edward G. (MC1949)





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    * Posted on: Tue, Jul 22 2008 7:10 PM



JObit: Gentile, Cesare (MC????)




Cesare Gentile

GENTILE - Cesare, of Holbrook, NY, on July 19, 2008 in his 71st year. Born in Brooklyn, on December 12, 1936. Devoted husband of Janice Gentile for 49 years. Beloved father of Susan Gentile-Hackett, Michael Gentile, Raymond Gentile, Laura Gentile-Bagot and the late Diane Gentile. Loving brother of Anita Gentile of Boynton Beach, Florida. Respected grandfather of Andrew, Samantha, Mathew, Michael Cesare Jr., Domenic, Theodore, Leonardo, and William Thomas Cesare. Cesare was a graduate of Brooklyn Tech, received a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Manhattan College, and a Master of Science from Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. Cesare was a licensed Professional Engineer and retired from the NY State Department of Transportation after 33 years. He was the proud founder and chairman of the L.I.E. Golf League, and received the honors of the Third Degree of the Knights of Columbus. A beautiful and meticulous man, loyal friend, and devout Catholic, Cesare possessed unlimited spirit and love. Dad, you will live in our hearts eternally. We love you, always. Reposing Moloney’s Holbrook Funeral Home, 825 Main St., Holbrook, NY where religious services will be held 8pm Tuesday. Funeral Mass Wednesday 9:45am at Good Shepherd R.C. Church, Holbrook, NY. Interment following at Holy Rood Cemetery, Westbury, NY. Visiting Monday and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9pm. www.moloneyfh.com

Published in Newsday on 7/21/2008

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Gentile, Cesare (MC????)

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/Newsday/GB/



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    * Posted on: Tue, Jul 22 2008 7:18 PM



JObit: Fitzpatrick, John Francis “Jack  (MC1951)




John Francis “Jack”  Fitzpatrick

FITZPATRICK John Jack Francis Fitzpatrick Principal engineer, project leader, of Tinton Falls John Jack Francis Fitzpatrick, P.E., passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2008, at his home in Tinton Falls, surrounded by his wife and the family that loved him. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 22, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the John E. Day Funeral Home, 85 Riverside Ave., Red Bank. A Funeral Liturgy will take place on Wednesday, July 23, at 10 a.m. at St. James R.C. Church in Red Bank. Burial will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Middletown. Letters of condolence may be e-mailed via the funeral homes website at sidun.com. Born in Newark, Jack moved to Tinton Falls in 1957. The son of the late Laura (nee Curry) and John Fitzpatrick, he was a quiet and modest man who was well-respected by all who knew him. He was a communicant of St. James R.C. Church in Red Bank, where he had been an Eucharistic minister for many years. Jack served on active duty in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1946 in both the Atlantic and Pacific theatres. He was a graduate of Manhattan College in the Bronx in 1951, and went on to earn his masters in civil engineering from NJIT in 1955. Jack was licensed as a P.E. in both New York and New Jersey and from 1953 to 1970 he worked as a division engineer for the M.W. Kellog Co. and had been the project leader for the Envirosphere Co. from 1975 to 1984. He retired as principal engineer in 1996 from the Board of Public Utilities. He was predeceased by his son, Peter Fitzpatrick. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Antoinette Toni Goepfert Fitzpatrick of Tinton Falls, and his children, Mary and Melvin Ford of Tinton Falls, John and Bonnie Fitzpatrick of Virginia, Phyllis Fitzpatrick McKeever of Florida, Ellen Fitzpatrick of Tinton Falls, Emily Fitzpatrick of Red Bank, Joseph and Eimear Fitzpatrick of Tinton Falls, Joan and Michael Manigrasso of Atlantic Highlands, Kathryn and Eric McNerney of Shark River Hills and Elizabeth and Louis Pillari of Tonton Falls. He was also the cherished pop-pop of 10. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the CBA Development Fund for the Retired Brothers, 850 Newman Springs Rd., Lincroft, N.J. 07738.

Published in the Star-Ledger on 7/21/2008

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Fitzpatrick, John Francis “Jack”  (MC1951)

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Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/StarLedger/GB/



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JEMAIL: Vaccarino, Carmine [MC1957] -- when you call yourself “Christian”

From: Vaccarino, Carmine [MC1957]

Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2008 1:44 PM

To: Carmine Vaccarino

Subject: Fw: A Quarter too much- A modern day parable


Several years ago, a new preacher moved to Houston,Texas. Some weeks after he arrived, he had occasion to ride the bus from his home to the downtown area. When he sat down, he discovered that the driver had accidentally given him a quarter too much change.As he considered what to do, he thought to himself, “You’d better give the quarter back. It would be wrong to keep it.”  Then he thought, “Oh, forget it, it’s only a quarter. Who would worry about this little amount? Anyway, the bus company gets too much fare; they will never miss it.

Accept it as a ‘gift from God’ and keep quiet.”

When his stop came, he paused momentarily at the door, then he handed the quarter to the driver and said, “Here, you gave me too much change. The driver with a smile replied, “Aren’t you the new preacher in town? I have been thinking lately about going to worship somewhere. I just wanted to see what you would do if I gave you too much change. I’ll see you at church on Sunday” .

When the preacher stepped off of the bus, he literally grabbed the nearest light pole, held on, and said, “Oh God, I almost sold your Son for a quarter.”

Our lives are the only Bible some people will ever read. This is a really almost scary example of how much people watch us as Christians and will put us to the test!

Always be on guard and remember (as I try to remember) that you carry the name of Christ on your shoulders when you call yourself “Christian.”

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[JR: Obviously a internet chain letter, but it does have some redeeming value. (Unlike most of them that promise ... well you know.) ]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Jul 22 2008 8:28 PM



JEMAIL: McGoey, Tom (MC1968) puts out the APB on Kenny, Robert (MC1968)

From: Tom McGoey (MC1968)

Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2008 11:53 PM

To: Jasper Jottings

Subject: Robert Kenny


I believe Robert Kenny MC ‘68, who recently had an entry in JJ, is a graduate of St. Peter’s HS on Staten Island, class of ‘64. The reunion committee wants to contact him about our 45th reunion. Can you let him know of our interest or send me his address or send him my address.

Thank you.

Tom McGoey MC ‘68

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From: Jasper FJohn68

To: Tom McGoey (MC1968)

BCC: Robert Kenny

Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 8:13:17 AM

Subject: RE: Robert Kenny

I’ve bcced him on this message. If I don’t hear from him, in the next day or two, I’ll call him. fjohn68

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    * Posted on: Wed, Jul 23 2008 8:49 PM



JFound: Venters, Ricky Jr. (MC2007) (on Facebook)

Venters, Ricky Jr. (MC2007)

Ricky (MC2007) Venters Jr.


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JHQ: Email solicitation for a “MC Directory  is legit

From: Ellen Kiernan, Director of Alumni Relations [mailto:alumnidirectory.Manhattan@publishingconcepts.com]

Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 2:32 PM

To: Richard Ferrara

Subject: Data verification for Manhattan College


Immediate verification of your Manhattan College alumni data is now needed.

Please call 1-866-571-1519 within the next 5 days.

Dear Richard Ferrara,

As a graduate of Manhattan College, I need a quick verification from you. The Alumni Association recently launched a comprehensive alumni data verification project.

We’ve assembled the information currently listed in our alumni files and now need your assistance to confirm the accuracy of this data and to fill in any missing gaps.

Please call 1-866-571-1519 to verify your alumni data now.

Up-to-date alumni information is critical in helping establish current benchmarks for our career placement office, applying for government grants, assembling our alumni directory and determining our ranking in national evaluations.

That’s why it’s so important to call 1-866-571-1519 within the next 5 days.

Your prompt assistance will help us keep this important data verification project on schedule.

Thank you in advance for verifying your Manhattan College alumni data. We sincerely appreciate your assistance.


Ellen Kiernan

Director of Alumni Relations


Email sent on behalf of Manhattan College Alumni Office by PCI, 4835 LBJ #1100, Dallas, Texas 75244.

To be removed from further e-mails regarding the directory, please click here.

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From: Richard Ferrara

Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 2:50 PM

To: John Reinke

Subject: FW: Data verification for Manhattan College


Did you get one of these emails? I don’t know whether it is legit or not and won’t provide personal info over the phone to someone whom I don’t know.

Richard P. Ferrara

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From: Jasper FJohn68

Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 6:32 PM

To: ‘Richard Ferrara’

Cc: Walter Matystik; alumni@manhattan.edu; Thomas Mauriello; Ellen Kiernan

Subject: RE: Data verification for Manhattan College {RSVP}

Importance: High

Rich: Got it, and had the SAME concerns. It came in on the “wrong email  for Jasper email. Will copy the powers that be and try to get an answer. fjohn68

Walter, Tom, and / or Ms. Kiernan: Can you verify that this, in fact, an authorized Alumni Activity. With Phishing emails galore on the net, folks are concerned. fjohn68

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On Jul 24, 2008, at 11:10 AM, Thomas Mauriello wrote:

It is and it’s for the new alumni directory. Amazingly 1,000 copies have sold since Monday. And they said old fashioned book directories were a thing of the past. Guess I’m not the only throw back in the world.


Thomas Mauriello

Vice President for College Advancement

Manhattan College

4513 Manhattan College Parkway

Riverdale, New York 10471-4098

Phone 718-862-7241

Fax 718-862-8021

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From: reinke, ferdinand

Date: July 24, 2008 11:59:06 AM EDT

To: “Thomas Mauriello

Cc: “‘Richard Ferrara’” , “‘Walter Matystik’”  , <alumni@manhattan.edu>, “Ellen Kiernan”

Subject: Re: Data verification for Manhattan College {RSVP}


Just out of curiosity, is there to be an online offering? Or is it print only?

I’d have suspected that there would be some announcement preceding the email.

If all you have is a book, it’s easy to be a throwback. :-) And, people, who want the info, have to take it how it is offered. Hobson’s choice. (I wonder how much that ‘throwback’ has cost the College in forgone development opportunities? One will never know.)

Unfortunately, Plaxo, Cardscan, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, and others have demonstrated that the “book  is not the way to consume this type of information. I have an FDU account that knock my socks off. It’s not a book; it one of these new fangled things called a “website” . You may have heard of them. :-) Manhattan has had some in the past.

OK, I’ll shut up now and pass the word that it’s legit.


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[JR: Just noting for the record, the original email was identified as SPAM by Yahoo, Google, and my own service provider 1AND1. So, and it really did visually look "Nigerian" with the text and poor formatting. Added to the fact that it came into me on a 'wrong' email account, the warning bells were going off. Especially since there was no announcement from HQ. If you missed your email, you may want to check your spam folder. I have no idea what the plan is, so you have to look to HQ for further information. My limited knowledge is exposed here at Jasper Jottings; so don't ask me. If you get more information and care to share, I'd be happy to pass it along.]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Jul 24 2008 12:15 PM



MFound: Manhattan College planned to partner with Pathmark



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Thursday, July 24, 2008

No Trader Joe’s for Riverdale

by Candice M. Giove

Riverdale Review, 07/24/2008

The specialty grocery chain Trader Joe’s has no plans for Riverdale, though many speculated that the unique shop would seek retail space at the site of the new Manhattan College parking facility at West 242nd Street and Broadway.

“At this time I do not have a location in the next two years in that area,  said Trader Joe’s spokeswoman Alison Mochizuki.

Initially, Manhattan College planned to partner with Pathmark, but chain’s financial woes collapsed the deal.

Posted by John DeSio at 10:46 AM

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    * Posted on: Thu, Jul 24 2008 6:21 PM



JBlogger: Lynn, Erin (MC2010?) is interested in food reform



Public Appeal

July 24, 2008

by erinalynn

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Manhattan College is a fairly small school with students hailing from a wide variety of demographics. On campus, interest in food reform happens to be concentrated within a very small minority of students. Fortunate to have found each other at all, our little Fair Trade/Food Reform coalition decided, upon organizing, that gaining public appeal and educating our peers would be our first challenge.

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[JR: Hidden away is this.]

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Full Name

Erin Lynn


I’m a junior at Manhattan College in New York. I am an English and Spanish major and I have worked on my school campus to make our food system more just, healthy, and sustainable. I have also worked to educate my peers about the importance of what we eat and the effects of our food choices as consumers.

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Lynn, Erin (MC2010?) is interested in food reform.

[JR: Do I hear "social justice" in there somewhere? And, we have another blogger to track. Maybe I can put some comments in to steer her away from the "dark side"!]]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Jul 24 2008 6:33 PM



JEmail: “Last Lecture  fellow dies


Randy Pausch Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams

[JR: Here's 75 minutes of insight! He coulda been a Jasper.]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Jul 25 2008 7:23 PM



JObit: Durocher, William G. (MC????)




William Durocher            

William G. Durocher, 78, of Bethlehem and Tampa, Fla., died Friday, July 25, 2008 in St. Lukes Hospital. Born December 18, 1929 in New York City, he was the son of George and Molly Durocher. He attended Manhattan College and served in the Army. He worked as sales manager for Crane Company, New York City, for 38 years before being named vice president of sales for Briggs Company, Tampa, for 10 years. He retired in 1995. A charter member of the Old Tappan Golf Club in Old Tappan, N.J., he was an avid golfer and reader. He was a football fan and was a proud N.Y. Giants season ticket holder since 1957. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors: He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Jacqueline Maloney Durocher; daughter, Catherine Shafer and her husband, John, of Kingston, Pa.; son, William Jr. of Tampa; son, Keith and his wife, Tamera, of Bethlehem; daughter, Delphine Koblentz and her husband, Mark, of Washington Township, N.J.; six grandchildren, George Shafer of Columbia, Md., Harry Shafer of Burbank, Calif., Bronwen and Kaird Durocher of Bethlehem and Derek and David Koblentz of Washington Township, N.J.; sister, Edna Rooney of Howell Township, N.J.; brother, Steve of Ocean Grove, N.J. Services: A funeral Mass will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Catholic Church, 5050 St. Joseph Road, Limeport. Private internment will follow the service. Friends may call Sunday from 2-4 p.m. in the Cantelmi Funeral Home, 1311 Broadway, Bethlehem and in the church from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. For online condolences please visit: www.cantelmifuneralhome.com. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Sara Care, 7010 Snowdrift Road, Allentown, PA 18106 or a charity of the donors choice.

Published in the Morning Call on 7/26/20

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Durocher, William G. (MC????)

[JR: As most war time folks, I can't tell who finished and who didn't. Or why they did or did not do what they did. Sounds like a "good guy", so maybe he's a Jasper. I'll bend that way. What's a few extra prayers. Right? ]

Guest book: http://tinyurl.com/5acked

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    * Posted on: Sat, Jul 26 2008 7:50 AM



Joy: Streche, Laura (MC2005) will wed on August 9th

REPORTING LIVE FROM FACEBOOK … … (well almost live)



Laura Streche

is thinking OMG only 2 more weeks ‘til I’m married!

Updated 22 hours ago


Manhattan College Alum ‘05

Long Island U. Grad Student ‘08

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[JR: After that bummer about the "last lecture" guy dying. What a loss. He coulda been a Jasper. I needed some happy news. So, I found this to pass along. Mozel Tov! Jasper Laura. May all your joys be big and all your sorrows small. Today, I raise my prune juice in a toast --- to Laura and all the young Jaspers who have so much ahead of them. La Chiam. Facebook is becoming a better source for Jasper news than Google!]

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    * Posted on: Sat, Jul 26 2008 8:12 AM



JFound: Enescu, Mihai (MC????) started a Jasper group on Ning


Enescu, Mihai (MC????) started a Jasper group on Ning.

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    * Posted on: Sat, Jul 26 2008 3:51 PM



ENDNOTE: “social justice  NOLA style!




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Meanwhile a $74.5 million program announced in December 2006 to build cottages for Katrina survivors in Louisiana to replace the travel trailers hasn’t produced a single cottage. The program has been mired in red tape and a bureaucratic game of hot potato as the program got passed from one state agency to another, the Associated Press reported.

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Ahh, yes, “social justice”, as manifest by our benign beloved and munificent Federal gooferment. Yup, good thing we don’t have the “evil corporations” involved. And we know that charities couldn’t possibly do a better job! And, leave the poor people alone to find their own solutions and run their own lives. Why that’s just cruel!

Hey here’s an idea. Let’s print more money and give each “katrina victim” a cash handout. Oh, we did that. OK, this time, we’ll give them “gift cards”. Oh we did that. Lap dances and booze ring a bell.


You mean we can have Liberty and Effective Compassion. Who’d a thought such was possible!

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    * Posted on: Sat, Jul 26 2008 9:38 PM


Comment by Bill Finkenstadt; MC1960

Andrew Finkenstadt, son of Willam, is the Liberterian Party candidate for Governor of Missouri

[JR: Hopefully, he show the folks the right way. Any Jasper votes in Missouri?]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Jul 21 2008 5:24 PM



Comment by joel

hey, class of ‘09 here and stumbled upon this website. pretty cool stuff!

[JR: Hello, Joel, welcome to ‘alumni land’. You’ll be here soon. Good place to find ‘networking’ contacts. No, not what you plug computers in. People who know where you can find money. Yes really. It’s called ‘opportunity’. It might be a job, or an adventure. It may even come with a paycheck. Way koool! Seriously welcome. Yell, if I can be of any help. fjohn68]

    * Posted on: Wed, Jul 23 2008 1:42 AM



"Bon courage a vous tous"