JASPER JOTTINGS Week 04 - 2009 Jan 25

Jasper Jottings - The achievement journal of my fellow Jaspers, the alumni of the Manhattan College



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POSITRACTION: Conn. man’s last lotto ticket wins $10M for widow


Conn. man’s last lotto ticket wins $10M for widow

Sun Jan 4, 2:12 am ET

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DANBURY, Conn. – On the day that Donald Peters died, he unknowingly provided financial security for his wife of 59 years and their family.

Peters bought two Connecticut Lottery tickets at a local 7-Eleven store on Nov. 1 as part of a 20-year tradition he shared with his wife Charlotte. Later that day, the 79-year-old retired hat factory worker suffered a fatal heart attack while working in his yard in Danbury.

On Friday, his widow cashed in one of the tickets: a $10 million winner which, in her grief over her husband’s death, she had put aside and almost discarded before recently checking the numbers.

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[JR: Make you wonder about a lot of things? It does me!]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Jan 18 2009 12:37 AM

JObit: Caruselle, Mark J. [MCatnd]


Retired accountant, World War II vet
Sunday, January 18, 2009

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Mark J. Caruselle of Grasmere, a retired accountant and World War II veteran who became a guiding force behind the American Legion on Staten Island, died Friday at Clove Lakes Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Castleton Corners, where he had resided since August. He was 87.

Mr. Caruselle was a tireless veterans’ advocate, championing for health-care services, retirement benefits and a World War II monument in Washington, D.C., among other issues. He was the former executive chairman of United Staten Island Veterans’ Organization, a conglomerate of all veterans groups here.

Born Mercurio Caruselle to Italian immigrant parents in Tompkinsville, he married the former Ann DiPilla in 1946, moving with her and their children to Grasmere in 1959.

“Mark Caruselle did more or less what most of us did, serve our country, use the G.I. Bill, raise a family,” Larry Hartnett, a member of the American Legion of Richmond County, said in 2005 before a dinner in Mr. Caruselle’s honor.

“What separates Mark is what he did after his discharge,” Hartnett said. “He became ‘Mr. American Legion.’”

A graduate of Curtis High School, he enlisted in the Army Reserves while attending Manhattan College, the Bronx. He was called to active duty while attending school in 1943 and completed training as an aerial photographer in the Air Force Technical School.

Sent to Okinawa, Japan, his unit took photos of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 24 hours after the atomic bombs struck. Then they photographed the Japanese surrender.


He was discharged in 1945, having achieved the rank of corporal, and received the Bronze Star.

Mr. Caruselle came home to study at Fordham Law School with the G.I. Bill in 1946, before earning a master’s of business administration degree from New York University in 1949.

He served an apprenticeship as an accountant with an area CPA firm for two years and left to become a tax auditor for the city from 1951 to 1953. He served for one year as a special investigator with the State Insurance Department, investigating union welfare.

Mr. Caruselle founded his own accounting practice in 1953, which he ran in New Dorp before retiring in 2004.

He joined the Legion in 1948.

“I just did it automatically,” Mr. Caruselle said at the 2005 dinner in his honor after he stepped down from his positions. “I felt the veterans have served the community and should be respected for what they have done, giving up three, four, five years.”

Mr. Caruselle became post commander of the Lodge-Pignata Post in Tompkinsville in 1949; served as vice commander of the Richmond County American Legion from 1952 to 1953; commander of the county legion in 1954; served as commander of the New York State Second District American Legion from 1961 to 1962, covering Staten Island Brooklyn, and served as treasurer of the Second District from 1963 to 2004.

He was elected executive chairman of the Richmond County American Legion in 1988 and served until 2004. Simultaneously, he served as executive chairman of United Staten Island Veterans’ Organization, formerly known as the M&E Committee.

Mr. Caruselle was awarded numerous citations throughout his many years of serving veterans and the broader community.

“For me he was the embodiment of the Greatest Generation,” said Rep. Michael McMahon (D-Staten Island), who, along with his wife, state Supreme Court Justice Judith McMahon, befriended Mr. Caruselle. “As a young man he went off to war and really devoted the rest of his life to making the community a better place, and will be very much missed.”

Mr. Caruselle was known as an instrumental figure in planning the borough’s annual Memorial Day parade, orchestrated by the USIVO.

“We want to make sure the public realizes we’re still around,” Mr. Caruselle said in 2004 of the parade. The event shows respect to the soldiers currently in Iraq and elsewhere, he said. “We make sure that when they come out that they’re not forgotten. That’s part of our job as active veterans.”

Though he was diminutive in physical stature, friends and family looked up to Mr. Caruselle, said those who knew him best.


“Mark pushed me right up the ladder to post commander,” said his friend of about 55 years, Jerome (Jerry) Neuberger, who eventually became the New York State Department vice commander. “He was like the godfather of his family. They all looked to him for advice. If someone kicked him with their shoe in his face, he’d say, ‘Did you hurt your foot?’ That’s the type of person he was. He was loved by everyone.”

As a young couple and even as they got older, Mr. and Mrs. Caruselle enjoyed dancing at social functions and charity events.

“They remained like newlyweds for 46 years,” said their daughter, Marcia Caruselle.

Mrs. Caruselle died in 1992.

In addition to their daughter, Marcia, surviving are two sons, Nicholas and Mark; two brothers, Anthony (Tony) and Leonard; a sister, Millie Giarletta; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. The funeral will be Tuesday from the Matthew Funeral Home in Willowbrook, with a 9:30 a.m. mass in Holy Rosary R.C. Church, South Beach. Entombment will follow in New Dorp Moravian Cemetery.

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Caruselle, Mark J. [MCatnd]

[JR: Attendees recognized on the theory "if it's important to some to mention in an obit, then we can spare a few prayers".]

Guestbook: None

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    * Posted on: Sun, Jan 18 2009 3:37 PM

MFound: MC gets a mention


Top U.s. Universities: Education With a Difference
by admin on Jan.12, 2009, under University Resource
on the “Metro Universities Resource” blog

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The famous universities for bachelor’s and masters:

Universities like Athens State University in Alabama, Arkansas tech University, DeVry University in California, Barry University in Florida, Union College in Kentucky, Boston University in Massachusetts, Manhattan College in New York and Union University at Tennessee; are renowned for their bachelor’s degree.

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[JR: Interesting? Source isn't stellar. But kids today take most internet as gospel. So it may help, put a body in a seat. Maybe Jottings does too.]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Jan 19 2009 9:31 AM

JEmail: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) ids George J. Fluhr,’56

From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: January 18, 2009 11:12:11 PM EST
To: “Jasperfjohn Reinke”
Subject: George J. Fluhr,’56

Dear John,

   I believe that George is a member of the Class of 1956.


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NARROWSBURG, NY - Shohola Township, PA Representative George J. Fluhr was sworn in as the 2009 chairperson of the Upper Delaware Council, Inc. at the UDC’s annual meeting held January 8 in Narrowsburg.

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[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Jan 19 2009 11:17 AM

JFound: Sheehan, George A. [MC1940]


Health Heroes and Hackers
Posted by Jack on January 19th, 2009

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“There are as many reasons for running as there are days in the year, years in my life. But mostly I run because I am an animal and a child, an artist and a saint. So, too, are you. Find your own play, your own self-renewing compulsion, and you will become the person you are meant to be.” ~Dr. George A. Sheehan (November 5, 1918 - November 1, 1993) was born in Brooklyn, New York. He is best known for his books and writings about the sport of running. His book, “Running & Being: The Total Experience,” became a New York Times best seller. He was a track star at Manhattan College, but did not renew his interest in running until age 45 while living in Rumson, New Jersey. He began running in his back yard (26 loops to a mile) and then started running along the river road during his lunch break wearing long-johns and a ski mask. Five years later, he ran a 4:47 mile, which was the world’s first sub-five-minute time by a 50-year-old. In 1986, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He continued to run until his legs could no longer carry him. During this period he continued to write about his experiences. This time it wasn’t about running, it was about dying. “Going the Distance” was his last book. It was published shortly after his death in 1993.

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[JR: Interesting inclusion.]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Jan 19 2009 2:25 PM

JUpdate: Kuhn, Robert A. Jr. (MC1973)

Kuhn, Robert A. Jr. (MC1973)

Robert A Kuhn Jr

   * Manhattan College ‘73

High School:
   * Bergen Catholic ‘69

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    * Posted on: Mon, Jan 19 2009 4:43 PM

JObit: Masterson, Peter A. Jr. [MC1936]


Peter A. Masterson Jr.

MASTERSON Peter A. Jr., 93, of Ocean Grove, formerly of Ridgewood, passed away January 16th. Born April 30, 1915 in Brooklyn, NY, Peter moved to Ridgewood, NJ at the age of seven where he lived until 2005, graduating in 1932 from Ridgewood High School and in 1936 from the Manhattan College Business School. While in Ridgewood, he was a member of the Hobbyists, the Holy Name Society and the Knights of Columbus. During his 41 years with Texaco, he worked in Jamaica, Brazil and NYC. He was married to Catherine ‘Rita’ Donahue for 67 years and was a loving father to six daughters. Peter is predeceased by his brother Robert Masterson and two sisters, Margaret Lawrence and Constance Clark. He is survived by his wife Rita and sister Dorthea Davis. He is also survived by his six children, Maryellen Warwick and husband Andrew, Kathleen Warwick and husband Stephen, Joan Ianacone and husband Albert, Ann Colantuono and the late Frank, Eileen Masterson and Margaret Masterson. He is also survived by ten grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends may visit Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Feeney Funeral Home, 232 Franklin Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450, 201-444-7650. Funeral Mass Thursday at 10:45 AM at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel RC Church in Ridgewood, followed by interment Maryrest Cemetery in Mahwah. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Peter’s memory to the ARC of Essex, 123 Naylon Avenue, Livingston, NJ 07039. www.feeneyfuneralhome.com

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Masterson, Peter A. Jr. [MC1936]  

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/7sytmy

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    * Posted on: Tue, Jan 20 2009 8:13 AM

JNews: Buch, Edward [MC????]


Somerset Medical Center elects new medical staff leadership
by Somerset Reporter
Monday January 19, 2009, 1:21 PM

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Edward Buch, MD, of Somerville, filled the position of secretary/treasurer.

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Buch is a graduate of Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York and received his medical degree from the State University of New York’s Downstate School of Medicine in Brooklyn. He completed his surgical training at Downstate Medical Center and a vascular fellowship at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. Dr. Buch is board-certified in general surgery and vascular surgery. He is chief of the vascular laboratory at Somerset Medical Center and previously served as chief of surgery and chief of vascular surgery at the medical center. He is also director of the Raritan Valley Vascular Center and maintains a private practice in Hillsborough.

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Buch, Edward [MC????]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Jan 20 2009 8:39 AM

MFound: Fahey, Joseph J. [MFac] urges O to seek peace


Whatever it Takes
Diane Perlman
Posted January 19, 2009 | 04:33 PM (EST)

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Open Letter to President Obama from Conflict Analysis Professionals for Enduring Security

Dear President Obama,

Congratulations on your election. We look forward to working with you to heal our country in every way we can.

We are interdisciplinary conflict analysis professionals including psychologists and other social scientists devoted to the study and practice of violence prevention, tension reduction, conflict transformation and reconciliation. Like you, we are deeply concerned for our friends, colleagues, relatives and all citizens of Israel and Gaza. We fear the consequences of this cyclical violence and failure to respond appropriately to the devastating damage. It will require expert intervention to heal wounds and reverse cycles of violence.

You recently said, “If my daughters were living in a house that was being threatened by rocket attacks, I would do whatever it takes to end that situation.”

In conflict, it can be difficult to remember that “whatever it takes” includes caring for basic human needs — food, water, warmth and protection, allaying fears, and providing safety, as recognized in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. What if “whatever it takes” requires supporting legitimate political goals, addressing just grievances, and allowing life with dignity, self-determination, prosperity and freedom? People prefer to get their needs met by decent means, and resort to violence when thwarted.

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16. Joseph J. Fahey, Ph.D., Catholic Theologian, Manhattan College

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[JR: You have to feel sorry for poor old O. Some people actually believe what politicians say. FOWGs on the other hand say "actions speak louder than words". We'll see. But "Peace" at home and afar would be a nice achievement.]

[JR: Dona Nobis Pacem.]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Jan 20 2009 8:46 AM

JEmail: Breen, Jerry (MC1971) reports he’s in a German publication

From: Breen, Jerry (MC1971)
Date: January 20, 2009 6:33:04 AM EST
Subject: Obama calligraphy portrait

To one and all: My unique calligraphy portrait of President Obama is now attracting international attention. A German publication, Financial times Deutschland, printed it as part of an article on the various ways artists depict Obama. (See below.) The headline “Malen nach Wahlen” means “Art after Elections”. The caption next to my artwork reads: “Jerry Breen drew Obama with his own words. He created a calligraphy portrait from Obama’s speech in 2004. His first one was of Martin Luther King formed from calligraphy. “I’m probably the only one who makes these portraits”, says Breen. “Maybe I’m the only one patient enough. Or “verruckt” enough.” (That’s German for “crazy”.) My next portrait (watch for it) is Abraham Lincoln, formed by the words of his Gettysburg Address. Thanks, Jerry Breen www.newbreen.com

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[JR: I can't imagine the hours that it takes to do such. An impressive talent.]

[JR: FYI, Jerry tries to eke out a living from his craft. So, feel free to buy something form his website.  www.newbreen.com :-) An unsolicited advertisement just because his creations impress me.]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Jan 20 2009 9:05 AM
    * Updated: Tue, Jan 20 2009 7:27 PM

MFound: Brother Jasper card on ebay


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Very Nice Original and Rare 1880’s Autographed Cabinet Photograph showing The Famous Brother Jasper of Mary who was The Baseball Coach of Manhattan College in the late 1800’s in New York. This rare cabinet photo shows a good view of the famous Bro. Jasper and is well Autographed in ink [ Compliments of Bro Jasper,see pictures],on the backside of the cabinet photo. The Photo has the photographer’s mark of E.J.Lecoco, 180 Sixth Ave.,N.Y. printed on the frontside and Brother Jaspers autograph on the backside. Brother Jasper was credited with the starting of Baseball’s 7th Inning Stretch by The Baseball Hall Of Fame. This photo was found in a Bingham,Maine estate and has never been offered for sale before now. Bro. Jasper brought the little known sport of baseball to Manhattan College and became there baseball teams first coach and started the 7th inning stretch while his team was playing semi-pro Metropolitans baseball team in the 1800’s.The Manhattan Jaspers played The NY Giants Team annually in the 1880’s and into the 1890’s and that’s when the the 7th inning stretch was spread into the Major Baseball Leagues.Great piece of fresh to the market 1800’s Baseball History. In very good condition with for the age with some age staining to image,very small margin paperloss to left middle area side of image and 2 very small pencil or ink marks to image above the head and good bold ink autograph to top right corner on the photo backside ,see pictures,measuring about 4 1/4″ wide x 6 1/2″ long. Great addition to all 1880’s Baseball History and Baseball Cabinet Photograph collections.

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    * Posted on: Tue, Jan 20 2009 11:44 AM

JFound: DiGirolamo, Rich (MC1985) motivational speaker


Tuesday, January 20, 2009
But I’m An Accountant Who Talks To Fat Ladies!

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This is the article referred to in my newsletter of January 20, 2009. Yes, I know it is a bit of a long post. It’ll keep you from surfing for porn.

But I’m An Accountant Who Talks To Fat Ladies!

It was October 1984 and I was selecting classes for my final college semester. Constitutional Law and Civil Liberties. Looks interesting; fits into my schedule; I can blow out of campus by noon (my criteria for class selection). How difficult can that class be? After all I’m an accounting major.

Hah! Seems that Constitutional Law and Civil Liberties is the last class taken by Government Majors to earn their degree. As a quick aside, let’s just say this was not an easy semester and the hardest I ever worked for an “A” grade.

Midway through the semester, spring 1985, we were given an assignment. Students were paired up to deliver a five minute presentation of a case previously decided by the Supreme Court of the United States. One student was given the majority opinion; the other the dissenting opinion. Now to be honest I do not remember the case I was assigned, the partner I was assigned, or which side of the decision I needed to defend. That information is irrelevant and probably forever blocked from my mind for a reason.

I read the case. I wrote up my presentation. I practiced it in front of the mirror. I practiced it in front of my family. I stood in the cafeteria in front of my business major friends and practiced. I was psyched. I was prepared. I was motivated. I was ready. This was going to be fun. This accounting major was about to declare a victory.

8:00 AM that day. Sitting in my seat the stomach is turning at warp speed. I’m nauseous. I am hoping Professor Grant – I remember her name! – was abducted or hit by a bus on the way to class. Nope, the smiling, perky, prematurely gray professor walked into the room. #%*$

Just pick me and get this over with I thought. Nope. She chose another pair to be first. Is this what death row feels like?

Finally after what seemed longer than waiting for Santa to arrive on Christmas Eve, it was my turn. I step to the front of the room. I look out at what seemed like 23,000 pairs of eyes staring at me. I open my mouth. Words start coming out. The looks of horror, shock, and hysterics on the faces of my professor and my classmates were something I can still vividly see.

Now if you’re old enough you may remember a commercial for FEDEX with the world’s fasting talking man. If you’re not old enough, I hate you. Just kidding – but go to YouTube or Google and use search terms FEDEX, fast talking man and watch the video. But I digress.

Yes, a five minute presentation, perfectly crafted and timed, was just delivered in about forty seconds. I vowed never to speak in public again.

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Today you can find me at http://richdigirolamo.com/. But more importantly, thanks to Professor Grant, the Class of 1985 Government Majors at Manhattan College, my friends at Continental Grain Company, Mikki Williams, Scott “Q” Marcus, Christie Ward, NSA and all the “Skinnies” at Weight Watchers; you helped lead me to a path and into a career that has me jumping up out of bed in the morning!

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Rich DiGirolamo, Fun Motivational Speaker

   Visit http://richdigirolamo.com

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    * Posted on: Tue, Jan 20 2009 12:22 PM

JFound: Twelve Manhattan College students


Margaret Groarke from Bronx NY January 19, 2009 - 10:50AM

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Twelve Manhattan College students and I just got back yesterday from a week in New Orleans. We painted houses, delivered welcome baskets to seniors who are just moving back in after Katrina, and made a punch list for the plumbers working on another senior housing complex damaged in the storm.

So I’m spending MLK day recovering from a week of service, and thinking hard about HOW MUCH MORE HELP the people of New Orleans need — from the new administration, and from all of us. I’m thinking about the next time I can organize a trip down to New Orleans.

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[JR: Who? We need to give them around of applause. Maybe they might even be Jaspers. Even if they aren't, they deserve a round of applause.]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Jan 20 2009 1:05 PM

JObit: Fenley, W. Warren Mick [MC????]


Police sergeant coached at Farrell and Moore
Monday, January 19, 2009
Staten Island Advance

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STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE — W. Warren (Mick) Fenley, 86, of Toms River, N.J., a Staten Island native who came out of the Marines at the end of World War II to play on the original NBA version of the Boston Celtics, died yesterday in Community Medical Center, Toms River.

Born and raised in Port Richmond, he lived in Castleton Corners before moving to Toms River in 1989.

Mr. Fenley started playing basketball on the playgrounds of West Brighton. A graduate of Port Richmond High School, he helped lead the school to the semifinals of PSAL city playoffs. Named All-City, he went to Manhattan College in the Bronx and played in the National Invitation Tournament.

He then served in the U.S. Marines from 1946 to 1948. Due to his two-year degree in physical education, he went into the service as a sergeant and became a drill instructor on Parris Island, South Carolina. He met his wife of 62 years, the former Anne Gillis, as a fellow sergeant.

Without a college draft, Mr. Fenley, who played some basketball during his time in the Marines, was able to join the Celtics roster. The 6-foot-3 forward usually started.

Largely considered one of the Island’s greatest home-grown pros, Mr. Fenley played one year in the inaugural season of the National Basketball Association.

After leaving the Celtics, he played for a professional team in Vermont, and then returned to the Island and joined the New York City Police Department. Mr. Fenley began his 20-year career as a police officer at Manhattan’s Ninth Precinct. He was later assigned to the 120th Precinct in St. George, and retired as a sergeant from the 123rd Precinct in Tottenville.

He went on to coach at Monsignor Farrell and Moore Catholic high schools and was credited with building up the athletic department at Moore Catholic.

Mr. Fenley was honored by the Boston Celtics during a halftime ceremony in 1996 in Boston to celebrate the NBA’s 50th anniversary.

“We were blessed to have this great man as our father,” said his sons, Bill and Steve.

“I first met Mick as a 23-year-old assistant coach and new teacher at Monsignor Farrell,” said Angelo Aponte, Secretary of the New York State Senate. “It was extraordinary good luck for me to be involved with someone like Warren at that time in my life. He taught me about relationships with players and how to keep the job of teacher and coach in balance.”

Mr. Fenley was inducted to the Old-Timers Hall of Fame; the Moore Catholic High School Hall of Fame and the Staten Island Hall of Fame. He enjoyed playing tennis at the Hillside Swim Club in Bulls Head and playing golf with his sons and grandchildren.

Mr. Fenley was a former parishioner of St. Rita’s R.C. Church, Meiers Corners, and a parishioner of St. John’s R.C. Church, Manchester, N.J.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, the former Anne Gillis; two sons, Bill and Steve; two sisters, Genieve Thompson and Shirley Magnussen, and four grandchildren.

The funeral will be Wednesday from the Harmon Home for Funerals, West Brighton, with a mass at 10 a.m. in St. Rita’s R.C. Church, Meiers Corners. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery, West Brighton.

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Fenley, W. Warren Mick [MC????]

Guestbook: None known

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    * Posted on: Tue, Jan 20 2009 5:58 PM

JUpdate: Barbieri, Raymond (MC1972)

Barbieri, Raymond (MC1972)

RJB Associates
2007 - Present

Manhattan College 1972

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    * Posted on: Tue, Jan 20 2009 7:30 PM

JUpdate: Laureni, Joe (MC1971)

Laureni, Joe (MC1971)

Oradell, NJ

Harvard University Post Doctoral Fellowship, Chemistry, 1978
State University of New York at Stony Brook Ph. D., Chemistry, 1976
Manhattan College Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, 1971
Bergen Catholic High School 1967

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    * Posted on: Tue, Jan 20 2009 9:50 PM

JFound: Kempton, Patrick [MC????]


Prudential director acquires Near North condo
by Deena Andrews, published Tuesday, January 20 2009 4:49 PM ·

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Patrick and Rebecca Kempton bought a condo at {Privacy Shield Invoked} in Near North {Privacy Shield Invoked} on Oct. 14.

Unit #{Privacy Shield Invoked} was built in 2000 and is part of the Park Newberry condominium development.

Mr. Kempton is a director at Prudential Huntoon Paige, where he handles the origination of mortgage products and FHA-insured loans. Prior to that, he was vice president at Huntington Corp., and an assistant vice president at Red Mortgage Capital, Inc.

He received his bachelor’s in biochemistry from Manhattan College and his M.B.A. in finance and real estate from Ohio State University.

Mrs. Kempton graduated from Dartmouth College and completed her medical degree at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

The couple was married in July 2005.

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Kempton, Patrick [MC????]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Jan 20 2009 11:49 PM

JFound: Another report about “manhattan college” students


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All the people whose homes we worked on were already believers. However among the other teams that stayed at the Galveston Bible Church where we were staying was a group of young people from Manhattan College who were all Catholics. This was very unusual. They found out about EFCA Crisis Response through the Internet. God gave us opportunity to witness and share our testimonies with them -one and one, and also during the morning devotion time. They were extremely receptive and actually they were the ones who first approached us with questions concerning our beliefs. The conversations about the Lord and the Bible that I personally had with some of them were very rewarding. Wonderful seeds were planted. Many of them testified that this trip was a life changing experience for them.

It never ceases to amaze me the lessons and experiences that God gives me each time I go on these outreaches. While I go with the intention to bless others, I myself always return being blessed instead.

Looking forward to praying with you tomorrow night.


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[JR: Ours?]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Jan 21 2009 6:09 AM

JEmail: Lawrence, Richard A. (MC1968) reports Jottings flagged as spam 

From: “Richard A. Lawrence” (MC1968)
Date: January 20, 2009 5:20:54 PM EST
To: reinke,fjohn68
Subject: Jasper Jottings tagged as SPAM by IEEE

Good Afternoon F. John,

The 18 Jan 2209 issue of Jasper Jottings got tagged by the IEEE aliasing service as possible SPAM; the X-headers inserted by the aliasing service look like this:

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The 21 Dec 2008 issue also got tagged by IEEE, with the following X-headers:

{Extraneous Deleted}

My e-mail client, Eudora gave these 2 issues a Junk score of 99 versus the typical score of 40 to 49 that usually gets assigned to JJ.

Here is an example of the X-headers for a non-tagged issue of JJ:

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[JR: Thanks, Rich. Not much I can do about it. Yahoo sends them out and, if IEEE doesn't recognize them as a "trusted sender", the messages are going to score high on the routine spam tests. Argh! Thanks for letting me know. What would be an interesting experiment, is for you to sign up for the RSSFWD on the weekly distribution and compare the "pass rate". I could start a group that just sends a URL to the weekly issue, but that seems unnecessary. Comments?]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Jan 21 2009 8:26 AM

MFound: MC credited for goals input


Draft: Goals for the General Education of All Saint Michael’s Students

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The college carries out the tradition of liberal education in light of the Catholic faith, which has always sought the formation, not only of the intelligent person, but of the good person. Our curriculum is designed to graduate students who have a passion for the intellectual life and a strong desire to serve others, improve the human condition, and strive for peace and justice.

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We are indebted to the following institutions for some of the language and ideas contained above:

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    * Posted on: Wed, Jan 21 2009 10:16 PM

JHQ: Manhattan College Honors John V. Magliano ’66


January 22, 2009

Manhattan College Honors John V. Magliano ’66, Chairman Of Syska Hennessy Group, Inc., At Annual De La Salle Medal Dinner

De La Salle Medal Dinner raises more than $1 million for Manhattan College.

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RIVERDALE, N.Y. – Manhattan College presented John Magliano ’66, chairman of Syska Hennesssy Group, Inc., with the De La Salle Medal at the College’s annual fundraising dinner on Wednesday, Jan. 21, at The Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.

The College raised more than $1 million. Proceeds from the $750-per-plate fundraiser are applied to academic and cocurricular programs, scholarships assistance and library resources.

Magliano, a licensed professional engineer in 12 states, joined Syska Hennessy Group, one of the country’s leading consulting, engineering, technology and construction firms, in 1970, after graduated from the College with a degree in electrical engineering and served a four-year tour of duty in the U.S. Air Force.

“The Christian Brothers and my professors taught me not only the academic disciplines for my career, but also the foundation for integrity and growth,” said Magliano upon accepting the De La Salle Medal. “When (Manhattan College President) Brother Thomas Scanlan asked me to be tonight’s honoree, I realized this would be a wonderful opportunity to showcase the accomplishments of Manhattan’s engineers.”

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Richard Anderson, president of the New York Building Congress, Tom Farrell ’83, senior managing director of Tishman Speyer, and Richard Tomasetti ’63, founding principal of Thornton Tomasetti, Inc., served as dinner co-chairmen.

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    * Posted on: Fri, Jan 23 2009 11:57 AM

MFound: Mark Mayotte (2013?) to Manhattan College


Hot off the Marquee! (See where our graduates will be attending college in the fall)

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A very special thank you goes out to this year’s “Marquee Crew.” These students take the time from their lunch or study hall throughout the year (yes, even on cold & snowy days and hot & rainy days!) to see that your name is put up on the marquee.

Thanks to…….

{Extraneous Deleted}

Mark Mayotte to Manhattan College

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    * Posted on: Fri, Jan 23 2009 3:54 PM

JFound: McBride, Michael [MC????] Business Development Manager 


Safeguards Technology LLC Announces New Business Development Manager

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Safeguards Technology LLC announced the addition of a new Business Development Manager to its team.

Safeguards Technology LLC, a leading provider of perimeter security solutions, announces the addition of Michael McBride as the new Business Development Director for the Central U.S. Region.

Michael McBride comes to Safeguards Technology with over 25 years of experience in business development, sales, and marketing. He is a graduate of Manhattan College in New York. After a recent two year stay in New York working in the perimeter security industry, he has returned home to Oklahoma to become the Business Development Director for the Midwest for Safeguards Technology.

In addition to Michael’s experience in perimeter security, he has an extensive background in telecommunications and IT business development where he has worked with local, state, federal, and international entities utilizing cutting-edge IT and Telecommunications technologies to enhance security and productivity.

Safeguards Technology LLC has been participating in all aspects of security projects in the United States since 1982. Safeguards Technology is dedicated to excellence in the area of security consulting, security system design & engineering, installation, and commissioning of advanced security solutions. Products and services cater to a broad range of maximum security, highly sensitive government, and private-sector clients. Safeguards’ systems are installed in correctional institutions, United States Department of Defense facilities, Department of Energy sites, nuclear power generating stations, and civilian airports throughout the United States, just to name a few.

Safeguards Technology LLC is committed to providing exceptional perimeter security solutions based on superior industry knowledge and a steadfast determination to understand clients’ needs and challenges.

Safeguards Technology is ISO 9001:2000 certified. Turnkey security systems, system integration, and training are additional areas of the Safeguards’ team expertise.

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    * Posted on: Fri, Jan 23 2009 5:56 PM

MFound: Sebesta Enterprises says it has partnerships with Manhattan College


Friday, January 23, 2009
The Pitch
Sebesta online game matches past and present photos
By Mass High Tech staff

Sebesta Enterprises Inc.
Headquarters: Cambridge
Employees: 3
Founded: 2004
Web: youhavenotchangedonebit.com

The Pitch: The company says it’s looking for funding to improve its service offerings, increase outreach to potential partners and extend its marketing.


Sebesta Enterprises launched YouHaveNotChanged-OneBit.com in 2004 as a bridal shower board game featuring couples who had made it to their 50th anniversary. Today, the company’s product is a patented, web-based then/now photo-matching game that generates revenue through subscriptions, partner services, and technology licensing. The company says it’s looking to boost its licensing revenue by partnering with online celebrity magazines and reunion websites. The company also says it consults informally with college and corporate alumni relations officers for guidance on its subscription service business.


Who is on the management team? Erik Sebesta, owner, formerly of Cambridge Technology Partners and Novell; Bobby Santiago, lead developer and user interface designer, formerly of Harpoon Communications; and Ken Sebesta of U.S. PIRG.

Have executives been involved in a cashout prior to this venture? No.

Who is on the board of advisers? The company has not formed a board.


How much money is being sought? The company is seeking $100,000.

What partnerships, collaborations or affiliations are already in place? Sebesta Enterprises says it has partnerships with Williams College, Manhattan College, Colgate University and Providence College. It has partnerships with a yearbook photo digitization service, a reunion organizer magazine, and a reunion badge creation service.

List any federal or state grants, contracts or awards received: None.

What’s the market size being pursued? The company says its market potential was difficult to estimate and depends on the adoption of social networking.

Who are the likely competitors, direct or indirect? Sebesta Enterprises lists as competitors Classmates Online Inc., Reunion.com Inc. and Facebook.

Is the company profitable? No.

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    * Posted on: Fri, Jan 23 2009 6:00 PM

JBlogger: “epic_amazing” aka Kaitlin (MC201?) wins a PSP


    * Jan. 24th, 2009 at 4:14 AM

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ME. I won the raffle.

I win nothing, ever. And I won a PSP! THIS IS REALLY COOL OK. A damn PSP which came with Madden 09. I am so excited, you have no idea. I AM SO PUMPED FOR THIS THING. I can’t wait to play with it. I totally gloated about winning this to my friends, becuause I am obnoxious. Hee!

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[JR: "epic_amazing" aka Kaitlin (MC201?), the socialiogy major, has still not yet divulged her real identity. Eventually? Amazing what Google reports as new. Congrats on winning the PSP. Don't forget to pay the taxes. If she was an accounting major, that advice wouldn't be necessary. Hey what do you want? Its a slow news day.]

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    * Posted on: Sat, Jan 24 2009 8:08 AM

JEmail: Breen, Jerry (MC1971) asks for our internet votes

From: Breen, Jerry (MC1971)
Date: January 23, 2009 10:15:40 PM EST
Subject: Vote for me!

Baker Artist Awards

The Baker Artists Awards celebrate Baltimore’s artists on the Web with an ongoing exhibition of its diverse artistic practice, and the Mary Sawyer Baker Prize will establish Baltimore’s reputation as a creatively rich and vital place to live with a civic commitment to value its individual artists.

Please take a minute to visit my work on the Baker Artist Awards web site. As a Baltimore artist, I am eligible to win the significant Mary Sawyers Baker Prize or maybe bragging rights as Baltimore’s Choice. Either way, please follow the link and vote for me… and, if you live in Baltimore, you could also Nominate your own work! Now GO sign-up and vote www.bakerartistawards.org

Visit my nomination at http://www.bakerartistawards.org/nomination/view/jerrybreen

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[JR: It's a little hassle to go to the site, create an account, and vote for Jerry. But, what other Baltimore artist do you know better than Jerry? I did. Amazingly talented guy.]

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    * Posted on: Sat, Jan 24 2009 8:34 AM

JUpdate: Conrade, Kenneth (MC1965)

Conrade, Kenneth (MC1965)

College: Manhattan College ‘65
High School: Regis High School ‘61
Employer: Kellenberg Memorial HS

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    * Posted on: Sat, Jan 24 2009 9:30 AM

JSources: The Pope is on YouTube


[JR: Messages directly from THE headquarters.]

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    * Posted on: Sat, Jan 24 2009 11:04 AM

PRAYERREQUEST: A fellow Jasper’s girl can use some prayers


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We also received a tentative date for Caitlin’s reversal surgery!! It was sooner than we thought it would be: February 25th. The wonderful Dr. LaQuaglia will be her surgeon. I have told some of you this story about him, but for the others out there, it is quite beautiful. It was Christmas Eve 2007 - a week since Caitlin’s diagnosis - and I couldn’t sleep. I met another insomniac mom, Carlina, in the hospital pantry in the wee hours of the morning, we exchanged stories, and she was able to tell me where the closest Catholic Church was so I could attend services. She also told me that she came to Sloan all the way from Texas with her 1-year-old child because of Dr. LaQuaglia, the chief pediatric surgeon. At the time, I had never heard of him (and obviously didn’t know how well I would get to know him when Caitlin required emergency surgery a couple of weeks later!) She told me that she often went to pray and saw Dr. LaQuaglia there early one morning with the priest after mass. She questioned the priest afterwards and he confirmed that it was indeed Dr. LaQuaglia and that he came each morning to get his hands blessed before going to work to perform surgery on the children. I caught my breath at the thought - how beautiful. As the weeks went by, Caitlin suddenly needed emergency surgery. It didn’t even dawn on me at the time that the man explaining all the risks to Mike & I was the same doctor. It wasn’t until after everything was over and we were thanking him profusely, that he raised his hands up and said ‘Hey, it’s not me’ and looked up to the heavens. Suddenly, the pieces connected and I exclaimed, ‘You’re the doctor that gets his hands blessed every morning, aren’t you?’ He just looked at me and one of the nurses said to him, ‘They’re on to you! They heard about you.’ Since then, I have heard time and time again about families who come specifically to Sloan so that Dr. LaQuaglia can be the surgeon who operates on their child. I was told of a family from Costa Rica (I think….) who didn’t speak much English, but could communicate that they were in NY for ‘God’s Surgeon’. Talk about pressure. But we can’t think of anyone else that we would want operating on Caitlin, can you?!?

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[JR: One of our fellow Jasper's child can use our collective prayers on or about 2/25!]

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    * Posted on: Sat, Jan 24 2009 3:58 PM

JEmail: Abortion — The Unspoken Jihad — 1/22 a sad day

From: fjohn68
Date: January 22, 2009 10:55:38 AM EST
To: A young lady I know who skipped family advice to have an abortion and bore a beautiful son
Cc: My fellow Jaspers
Subject: Read this and thought of you!


January 22, 2009
Abortion: The Unspoken Jihad
By Matt Spivey

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In Arabic, the word “jihad” means “inner struggle,” and for those involved in one particular battle, there is no simple answer and varying perspectives cause, in many cases, violent reactions and repercussions. That word has come to signify the murder of innocence and the demolition of security in a time of worldwide uncertainty. The death toll keeps rising as years keep passing, and fighting in this war guarantees earning the label of “radical,” “extremist,” or “fanatic.” Yet those who do keep fighting are actually trying to save lives. With the 36th year of Roe v. Wade passing today, the war rages on.  

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Are conservatives really extremists or fanatics by believing all children should be respected in life and raised in love? Maybe some like Sarah Palin are genuine leaders who will guide not only those closest to them, but all Americans, to do what is right, even when it is difficult. January 22 is a dark day for those who believe in God’s gift of life, but maybe the jihad against the unborn can be prevented if facts are made clear, derogatory words are attributed to rightful perpetrators, and we all take more personal responsibility. I don’t think that’s too extreme.

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Glad you ignored your then Mother-In-Law’s advice. Even though as a teenager, we’d all like to strangle him. ROFL. I’m sure he’ll make some girl very happy.]

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[JR: It's hard to imagine the damage we have done to ourselves by killing all these future potentialities. Perhaps the person who was to cure cancer was killed. Invent something important like the 'pocket fisherman'? Perhaps the person who was to bring peace to the Middle East? Paint the next Mona Lisa? Perhaps the person who was to discover who knows what? A tragic waste. All for convenience for sex "without consequences", but there always are. A sad anniversary! A non-birthday. Dona Nobis Pacem!]

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    * Posted on: Sat, Jan 24 2009 8:37 PM

Comment on JObit: Traube, Clarence James MC1937

Comment on "ACTIONABLE OBIT: EXPIRES 09NOV07 Port Arthur TX Traube, Clarence James MC1937"
By james traube

i love my paw paw and will always be proud to bear his name of traube…i have a great name to carry on and big shoes to fill..by gods great will i will make you proud pa paw..rest with Jesus …i love you paw paw

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    * Posted on: Mon, Jan 19 2009 12:38 PM

Comment on Joy: Visceglia, Mark Anthony [MC????] weds 

Comment on "Joy: Visceglia, Mark Anthony [MC????] weds"
By Massimo Visceglia

a lot of kiss and congratulations at the new Visceglia family…

from Acquaviva delle Fonti ( in the south of Italy)
your italian cousin


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    * Posted on: Thu, Jan 22 2009 10:01 AM

Comment on JFound: Cicuto, Sarah (MC2009) user choice for good 

Comment on "JFound: Cicuto, Sarah (MC2009) user consumer choice for good by Sarah Cicuto"
By Sarah Cicuto

I graduate December 2009.

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[JR: Originally reported as (MC200?), Jasper Sarah was kind enough to give us an update. I, of course, updated the story on the blog.]

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    * Posted on: Sat, Jan 24 2009 12:28 PM

ENDNOTE: Government Schools for Thee, But Not For Me


January 05, 2009
Government Schools for Thee, But Not For Me
Posted by Lew Rockwell at January 5, 2009 11:13 AM

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Obama, a fanatical supporter of urban public schools like DC’s, is sending his own girls to the power elite’s Sidwell Friends School, where - you will be relieved to know - there are no Quaker (that is, Christian) teachings on war and peace. It’s Quaker in the same sense as the mass murderer Richard Nixon. (Thanks to Craig)

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[JR: Double standard!]

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"Bon courage a vous tous"

"Dona Nobis Pacem"