JASPER JOTTINGS Week 01 - 2012 January 01     

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



# # # # #


POSITRACTION: A paradigm shifting video



[JR: It speaks for itself. If you watch this and don't feel motivated, there's no hope.]

# # # # #


JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) ids Bessette, Russell W. [MC1964]


Russell Bessette, M.D., Named Associate Vice President for UofL Health Affairs

# - # - # - # - # 2011-Dec-24 @ 08:27

Dear John,

I believe that Russell is am member of the Class of 1964.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Bessette, Russell W. [MC1962]

# - # - # - # - #  2011-Dec-25 @ 08:16


JOY: D'Ippolito, Igino [MC????] is engaged


Celebrations: Melissa A. Scappatura & Igino D'Ippolito

Dec. 25, 2011
Filed Under Celebrations

Joseph and Ellen Scappatura of Mahopac, New York are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa A. Scappatura to Igino D'Ippolito, son of Cesare and Louisa D'Ippolito of Mahopac, New York. Melissa, a graduate of Syracuse University and Suffolk University Law School, is an associate attorney at the law firm, Tyre & DeThomas, P.C. in Rye, New York. Igino graduated from Manhattan College with a masters in civil engineering, and is a project engineer with Granite Construction Northeast, Inc. The couple are planning a spring 2013 wedding.

# - # - # 

D'Ippolito, Igino [MC????]

[JR:  Waht a great way to start off the week. Mozel Tov. Ahh to be young again! ]

# - # - # - # - #  2011-Dec-25 @ 08:52 


JFOUND: Coyne, Christopher (MC1999) WVU prof


Christopher Coyne - Class of 1999 - assistant professor of economics at West Virginia University



# - # - # 

Coyne, Christopher (MC1999)

# - # - # - # - #  2011-Dec-25 @ 09:30 


JOBIT: Inguagiato, Joseph Anthony [MC1949 RIP]


Joseph Inguagiato

PEORIA - Joseph Anthony Inguagiato, 84, of 6901 N. Galena Road passed away peacefully at 7:38 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, at Lutheran Hillside Village in Peoria, with his family at his bedside.

Born Aug. 27, 1927, in New York, N.Y., to Giuseppe and Antonia (Polizzotto) Inguagiato, he married Helen Katharine Loizos on Aug. 31, 1957, in Philadelphia, Pa. She survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Gina (Darren) Wright of Peoria and Chris (Todd) Blickenstaff of Spring Bay; one son, Joseph (Renata) Inguagiato of Basking Ridge, N.J.; and four grandchildren, C.J. Inguagiato, Johnny Inguagiato, both of New Providence, N.J., Sabrina Wright and Ashley Wright, both of Peoria.

He was preceded in death by his parents and five brothers.

Joseph was a Certified Public Accountant and the former president of the Paper Corporation of America in New York City.

He was a graduate of Manhattan College.

Joseph was a member and past president of the New Jersey CPA Society and a past president of the Lions Club.

He loved to teach and play bridge and poker. He had a passion for sports and especially enjoyed following the New York Giants. He also found joy in his family and grandchildren.

He was of the Catholic faith.

His graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Resurrection Cemetery in Peoria. Deacon Tom DeBernardis will officiate. There will be no visitation.
Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lutheran Hillside Village, 6901 N. Galena Road, Peoria, IL 61614.

To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com.Published in Peoria Journal Star on December 25, 2011


Inguagiato, Joseph Anthony [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/pjstar/guestbook.aspx?n=joseph-inguagiato&pid=155185127&cid=full

# - # - # - # - #  2011-Dec-26 @ 09:02

Dear John,

I believe that Joseph is a member of the Class of 1949.

May He Rest In Peace.


Inguagiato, Joseph Anthony [MC1949 RIP]

# - # - # - # - #  2011-Dec-27 @ 09:17 


JOBIT: Gottberg, Robert A. [MC1957 RIP]


Robert A. Gottberg

Robert A. Gottberg, a longtime resident of Sudbury, died peacefully December 23, 2011 at the age of 76.

He was the beloved husband for 53 years of Elizabeth "Betsy" Gottberg. Born and raised in New Jersey; Bob was an Eagle Scout. He earned an undergraduate degree from Manhattan College and a MBA from Seaton Hall University. He served as a Lieutenant in Coast Guard and later was founder of Robert A. Gottberg Associates.

A regular at the weekly peace vigil on the town common, Bob was active in many political and environmental causes.

He enjoyed music, travel and photography and was a member of St. Anselm parish, Sudbury Historical Society, and the Sudbury Grange.

Father of Robert Jr. and his wife Lore of Apex, NC, David and his wife Deborah of Mooresville, NC, Joseph and his wife Kim of Mooresville, NC, and Jennifer and her wife Marilyn of Marlborough MA. Loving grandfather of Amanda, Briana, Shane, Lauren, Christopher & Ryan all of North Carolina.

Bob treasured spending time with family and friends; he loved life and will be missed by all who knew him.

Funeral services were held Thurs., Dec. 29, 2011 from the Duckett-J. S. Waterman & Sons Home of Memorial Tribute, 656 Boston Post Rd., Rt. 20, Sudbury followed by a funeral Mass at St. Anselm Church, Sudbury. Interment will be in New Town Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations in Bob's name may be made to St. Anselm Parish, 100 Landham Rd., Sudbury, MA 01776 or a charity of one's choice . For additional information, tributes and guest book, please visit www.duckett-waterman.com

Published in The Sudbury Town Crier from December 26, 2011 to January 2, 2012


Gottberg, Robert A. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/wickedlocal-sudbury/guestbook.aspx?n=robert-gottberg&pid=155210330&cid=full

# - # - # - # - #  2011-Dec-26 @ 09:09

Dear John,

I believe that Robert is a member of the Class of 1957.

May He Rest In Peace.

Gottberg, Robert A. [MC1957 RIP]

# - # - # - # - #  2011-Dec-27 @ 09:21 


MNEWS: Good press s MC attracts a winner


Female Athlete of Week: Kylla ChampagneMonday, December 26, 2011

*** begin quote ***

Kylla Champagne had things figured out pretty early on. In sixth grade she knew to drop track and pick up a basketball. And by the time she was an eighth-grader, she knew she wanted to be a doctor.

In basketball terms, Champagne is 2-for-2.

Now a senior at Kennedy, Champagne will be playing Division I ball at Manhattan College next year and majoring in pre-med.

Just like she planned.

*** end quote ***

[JR: Good press when we get a good person. You have to read the rest of the story.]

# - # - # - # - #  2011-Dec-27 @ 09:48 


JOBIT: Scullion, Bruce Vincent [MC1955 RIP]


Bruce Vincent Scullion

SCULLION Bruce Vincent, longtime resident of Owasso, OK passed away Friday, December 23, 2011 at the age of 77.

Bruce was born February 22, 1934 in Teaneck, New Jersey to Lawrence Stephen and Hilda Mary (Wacker) Scullion. He was raised and received his education in New Jersey, graduating from St. Cecelia high school in Englewood, NJ. Bruce attended Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York, where he received his bachelor's degree. After receiving his college degree, Bruce enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp where he honorably served.

On December 1, 1956, Bruce was united in marriage to Janet Dysart in Edgewater, NJ. They made their home in Edgewater until moving to Owasso 31 years ago.

Bruce retired from American Airlines where he worked in the revenue accounting department.

He was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. When living in Edgewater, Bruce had served as a councilman and was a New York Yankees fan. Bruce will be remembered as Santa Claus to many at St. Henry's and at American Airlines.

Those that survive and hold cherished memories are his: wife Janet of the home, daughters, Diane Marie Fernandez and husband George Louis of Owasso, Leslie Anne Devine and husband Thomas Alan of Chatham, NJ, grandchildren; Nicholas James Fernandez and wife Natalie Erin of Tulsa, Brian Vincent Fernandez of Owasso, Sean Thomas Devine and Celine Marie Devine both of Chatham, NJ, sister Beverly Claire Parsons of Callicoon Center, New York, brother Leonard Paul Scullion of St. Mary's, Georgia. As well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Bruce was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.

Visitation will be from 2-5 pm, Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at the funeral home with vigil prayers at 7:00 pm Tuesday evening in the Funeral Home Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 am Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at St. Henry Catholic Church, officiated by Father Richard Bradley. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Tulsa, OK.

Memorial contributions in memory of Bruce may be made to either St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to St. Henry Catholic Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 181, Owasso, OK 74055.

Arrangements and services have been entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso. www.moweryfs.com

Published in The Record and Herald News on December 28, 2011


Scullion, Bruce Vincent [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/northjersey/guestbook.aspx?n=bruce-scullion&pid=155232335&cid=full

# - # - # - # - #  2011-Dec-28 @ 09:31

Dear John,

I believe that Bruce is a Member of the Class of 1955.

May He Rest In Peace.

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Scullion, Bruce Vincent [MC1955 RIP]

# - # - # - # - #  2011-Dec-29 @ 06:51


JNEWS: Barron, William [MC1985] joins KPMG



December 27, 2011

Audit/Tax Advisory

William Barron has joined KPMG LLP's international executive services practice, in the Short Hills section of Millburn, as a managing director. He previously was senior vice president, global operations, at Weichert Relocation Resources Inc. He holds a B.S. from Manhattan College.

# - # - # 

Barron, William [MC????]

# - # - # - # - #  2011-Dec-28 @ 09:44 

Dear John,

I believe that William is a member of the Class of 1985.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Barron, William [MC1985]

# - # - # - # - #  2011-Dec-29 @ 06:56 


JOBIT: Wickman, Thomas Joseph [MC1951 RIP]


Thomas Joseph Wickman 

GLENMONT-Thomas Joseph Wickman, 85, entered into life eternal on Dec. 25, 2011.

Born on Nov. 2, 1926, in Woodside; he was predeceased by his parents, William Augustus Wickman and Teresa Keogh Wickman, by his brother Daniel Martin Wickman and by his wife, Anne Tully Wickman.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Christine and his much-loved daughters: Caroline, Teresa (Stanley) Stoklosa, Mary (Christopher) Garrison, Lisa (Richard, Jr.) Manzer and Eva (John) Soones; by his cherished granddaughters: CarolAnne Manzer, Olivia Garrison, and Isabella Soones; and by his very dear friends, Karen Roberts and Alfred Cooley.

Tom was a scholarship student at Brooklyn Technical High School, earned his Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree at Manhattan College, and his Master of Civil and Structural Engineering degree at The Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. He qualified as a Certified Professional Engineer in 1956.

At the start of his career, Tom assisted in the design of bridge structures under David B. Steinman. He served as City Engineer for Kingston for 18 years. As a private Engineering Consultant, he designed many bridges and highways in Ulster County.

In 1944, Tom proudly volunteered to serve his country in the Army Air Corps as an Officer Cadet and loved telling stories of his time in the Military. Tom was well known for his delightful sense of humor and his love of telling jokes and stories. He was a World War II buff, loved anything to do with planes and flying and was always happy to report on his 31 trips to England. He passed on his love for horses and dogs to his entire family.

The family would like to express their sincere thanks to The Stratton Veterans Administration and the NE Assoc. for the Blind at Albany for their wonderful support and kindness.

There will be a gathering of all friends and family at Daniel Keenan Funeral Home, 490 Delaware Ave., Albany, on Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, from 4 to 7 p.m., and a memorial service at the Episcopal Cathedral of All Saints, South Swan Street, Albany, on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at 3 p.m. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Cathedral of All Saints or the Capital City Rescue Mission, 259 S. Pearl Street, Albany, 12202. For on line condolences, please visit www.danielkeenan funeralhome.com

Published in The Daily Freeman on December 29, 2011


Wickman, Thomas Joseph [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/dailyfreeman/guestbook.aspx?n=thomas-wickman&pid=155237124&cid=full

# - # - # - # - #  2011-Dec-29 @ 06:26

Dear John,

             I believe that Thomas is a member of the Class of 1951.

                       May He Rest In Peace.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Wickman, Thomas Joseph [MC1951 RIP]

# - # - # - # - #  2011-Dec-30 @ 08:25 


JVIDEO: JEMAIL: Steinberg, Robert [MC1993] aka Bob Stei last WRCM


Long Intro: Bob Stei's Final Show at WRCM Manhattan College May 1993

I hosted a three year retrospect to finish my WRCM days. This is just the intro which includes a collage of every show intro, every sweeper cut and I even talk up a scratchy record!

[JR: 9 minutes of "interesting" with still pictures. YMMV but I thought it was funny. ]

# - # - # - # - #  2011-Dec-29 @ 06:38 


MNEWS: Jasper connection to Santa Margarita TnF


Santa Margarita High graduate follows in father's footsteps 

*** begin quote ***

Sean Zeitler has been named the new head coach of the Santa Margarita High boys track & field and cross country teams, officials announced.

Zeitler, a 2001 Santa Margarita High graduate, has been with the team in various capacities for the past 14 years as both a student athlete and coach. In 2007, he took over the responsibility of head sprint/relay coach and assistant cross country coach, and also serves as a speed coach for the school's football program.

Zeitler takes the program over from his father, Dave, who served as the school's track & field and cross country coach since 1989. Dave will serve as the director of the boys and girls track and cross country programs overseeing the teams' administrative operations while still working with event-specific athletes.

*** and ***

Running is certainly in Sean's blood. His grandfather was a renowned coach in the state of New York and six-time All-American at Manhattan College and his uncle instituted women's high school track and field in New York state.

*** end quote ***

[JR: Nice to see Jasper connections. Have no idea who the grandfather is, but it's a connection nevertheless. And we have to give Mike on the research desk, some gray hair. ]

# - # - # - # - #  2011-Dec-29 @ 07:09 


JOY: Flynn, Michael [MC????] weds


Sean McGrail: Just married — with Michael Flynn and Tiffany Bentley.

[JR: Mozel Tov! Too bad I have to find out the hard way. ]

Flynn, Michael [MC????]

# - # - # - # - #  2011-Dec-30 @ 21:28 


JOBIT: Harnett, William T. [MC1950 RIP]


William Harnett (1926 - 2011)

Highland - William T. "Bill" Harnett of Highland, 85, passed away on December 26, 2011 at Wingate at Dutchess, Fishkill. 

Son of the late Thomas and Nellie Lane Harnett, he was born on July 11, 1926 in Woodside, NY. William served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, and again during the Korean conflict.  After earning an engineering degree from Manhattan College, and a Juris Doctor from New York University, he married the late Mary Elizabeth Phelan in 1956.  His son, David, was born in 1957, then Timothy, in 1962. 

The family moved to the Town of LaGrange in 1963, where William was active in clubs and local politics.  William was an engineer and manager at I.B.M., and retired in 1987.  He moved from the Hudson Valley to Knoxville, TN with his loving companion, Patricia Prosser, who survives him in Tennessee. 

Surviving also are his dear cousins, Joseph and Joan Lane, of Woodside.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Lawrence. 

There will be no public visitation and services are to be announced.  Memorial donations may be sent to the Hudson Valley Alzheimer's Association .  Arrangements are under the Michael Torsone Memorial Funeral Home, Inc., 38 Main Street, Highland, NY 12528.  For online condolences, visit our web site at www.torsonememorial.com

Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from December 31, 2011 to January 1, 2012


Harnett, William T. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/poughkeepsiejournal/guestbook.aspx?n=william-harnett&pid=155256027&cid=full

# - # - # - # - #  2011-Dec-31 @ 09:04

Dear John,

                 I believe that William is a member of the Class of 1950.

                    May He Rest In Peace.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Harnett, William T. [MC1950 RIP]

# - # - # - # - #  2011-Dec-31 @ 19:44 


JEMAIL: Dave Brill shares what got him tossed; First Amendment? not withstanding

Hi again, John,

Last week, after I sent a remembrance of John Fandel, we talked about a handout that I distributed at Manhattan in 1963.  I found it after a some searching.  It’s a four-page mimeographed (pre-copier) paper called the “Undercurrent”, and I’m attaching scans.  Since the College expelled me for distributing it, I’ve also attached the dismissal letter that the Dean sent me.

This incident was uncomfortable for me and my family at the time.  But fortunately, it didn’t impact my subsequent education and career.  I guess personal information was less accessible in pre-Internet times.

Best wishes for the New Year!

# - # - #


Thanks for sharing what must have been a terrible experience.

As I told you I was in the Prep at the time your hand out hit the campus. I thought my homeroom teacher, Brother Cronin, would require CPR. All the copies were collected, but not before it was read. Typical of boys, not all the copies were seized.

Upon reflection, instead of suppression, a better strategy would have been discourse. The Dead Old White Guys recognized the answer to "bad speech" was more speech. By their actions, the Administration demonstrated that they were more like the Communists than they'd admit. In my class, they were called sotto voce "Nazis". It was great excitement for us.

Sorry that it cause you and yours such pain.

Now in 2011, I wonder what basis they had for tossing you out. Unauthorized mimeographing? Littering? As a recipient of Federal Funds both directly, through the various grants, VA students, and supportive financing arrangements for both tuition and capital projects, there could be a First Amendment Free Speech argument made.

I'm glad that you shared part of the history I remember. I've also shared it with my fellow Prepsters that I'm in touch with. They too remember vividly the "fun".

While I'm sure there will be some negative reaction to hosting it, it's part of Jasper lore. Like Jasperman, and the peace demonstrations. A part that the Administration and some alumni would prefer to forget, but it is what makes us who we are.

Dona Nobis Pacem, and I hope you and yours receive your heart's desires in the New Year. Personally, it's got to be better than last year.

And, let me finally say thanks for the content.
Collector - in - chief
Jasper Jottings

Hi again, John,

Last week, after I sent a remembrance of John Fandel, we talked about a handout that I distributed at Manhattan in 1963.  I found it after a some searching.  It’s a four-page mimeographed (pre-copier) paper called the “Undercurrent”, and I’m attaching scans.  Since the College expelled me for distributing it, I’ve also attached the dismissal letter that the Dean sent me.

This incident was uncomfortable for me and my family at the time.  But fortunately, it didn’t impact my subsequent education and career.  I guess personal information was less accessible in pre-Internet times.

Best wishes for the New Year!

# - # - #

[JR: Folks that are interested. I put the attachments on the back lot due to size. If you're thin skinned or of weak faith, don't read the "Under Current" that got Dave "burned at the metaphorical stake"! But if you're like me and interested in all things Jasper, here's a item that I remember well. Probably one of the few things I remember from the Prep that didn't involve corporal punishment or denigration. I'm sympathetic about Dave's treatment because I was always on the edge of getting tossed from both the Prep and the College. Not without reason. But, humorously, I always managed to stay just to the good side of the "cliff". ]


# - # - # - # - #  2011-Dec-31 @ 10:05 


Comment on: Jasper connection to Santa Margarita TnF

by Carolyn Predmore (MCfaculty)


I think his grandfather was Joe Zeitler – see the article

# - # - # - # - #  

[JR: I think you're absolutely right. And, it's another great story that the automatic searches didn't find. Argh! Guess I'll have to write my own.]

*** begin quote ***

His Dad, Joe Zeitler, had been a brilliant runner at Manhattan College, in the late 1930s and early 1940s, with such notables as Howie Borck, Andy Neidnig, Bob Conkling and George Sheehan among his teammates.

*** end quote ***

Zeitler, Joe [MC????]

[JR: Thanks, Prof P. Much appreciated. Have to move this on to Jasper Jotting Daily. First time for everything.]

# - # - # - # - #  2011-Dec-31 @ 12:38 

Dear John,

             I am not sure what Class Joe Zeitler graduated with, but the four Track Legends that were mentioned in the article are all members of the Manhattan College Athletic Hall of Fame. They are: Edgar "Howie" Borck,'38, Robert Conkling,'39, George Sheehan,'40 and Andy Neidnig,'41. So we can assume that Joe was probably in one of these later Classes.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

# - # - # - # - #  2011-Dec-31 @ 19:47 

Submitted on 2011/12/31 at 1:33 pm

Comment on: Predmore, Carolyn (MCfaculty) ids Zeitler, Joe [MC????]

by Brown, James J. (MC1970)

Great article. I’ll share it with my daughter’s

# - # - # - # - #  2011-Dec-31 @ 19:39 


ENDNOTE: How modest human efforts are is highlighted by an old letter!


100 year old letter to Santa Claus found in Dublin home
Placed in chimney a century ago it comes to light
By CATHAL DERVAN, IrishCentral Staff Writer
Published Wednesday, December 21, 2011, 7:23 AM
Updated Wednesday, December 21, 2011, 9:50 AM

*** begin quote ***

A 100-year-old Santa letter written by a Dublin brother and sister has come to light – and offers a fascinating glimpse into the Christmas spirit of old.

The Irish Times newspaper has published the letter, written by the Howard family siblings to Father Christmas in 1911, and found in a Terenure house.

Builder John Byrne came across the handwritten note on a shelf behind a fireplace and the paper reports that it has been slightly scorched over the years.

*** end quote ***

This is a good example to end the Old Year or start the New Year with.

How little what we do or think will make any difference in the long run? Be it a child's letter or strident political speech, it's gone in flash when you take the long view. The great principles of life — do unto others, that which you do for the least, never say ill, if you don't have something positive to say, first do no harm, mote in thine own eye, and my personal favorite MYOB.

A lot comes to mind with this little letter. Maybe those children wrote it for me?

In any event, HNY to all my fellow alums.

And, let me share one principle that was drive home to me this year: Hug all your loved ones because "you know not the day; nor, the hour".

# - # - # - # - #  

# # # # #
# # # # #

Subscribe:              Distribute_Jasper_Jottings-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Unsubscribe:          Distribute_Jasper_Jottings-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com

Submit material:     Distribute_Jasper_Jottings-owner@yahoogroups.com

# # # # #
# # # # #