JASPER JOTTINGS Week 06 - 2012 February 05     

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



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POSITRACTION: Screaming at old folks may be needed


Everyone in Your Life Is You
by Julie Hoyle

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“You validate people’s lives by your attention.” ~Unknown

When my husband and I lived in New Providence, the capital island of the Bahamas, we rented a charming wooden cottage with a sweeping vista of the ocean from a sweet, elderly man who was 88 years old.

Our landlord Leslie lived alone in an elegant house next door to our cottage and I made it a habit to visit him each day, after arriving home from teaching at a local high school.
Leslie was lonely and my heart would ache for him. Having lost his wife a few years earlier, he was a sad, wistful figure, who would spend the day sitting with the front door open, gazing out at traffic and wondering where all his friends had gone.

While I felt sorry for his situation, I was acutely aware of why people had stopped coming by. Leslie could barely hear a word anyone said and, as a consequence, my visits would consist of raising my voice to the highest level possible, which would leave me hoarse and physically drained.

One afternoon after making tea and settling down to attempt to communicate, Leslie started by labeling himself “a silly old fool” and then related an incident I will never forget.

Over the years I have recalled it many times as a way of highlighting the importance of being attentive and present.

As the story goes, Leslie flew to Grand Bahama Island to spend the weekend with his son Derek. When it was time to leave, Derek took Leslie back to the airport, checked him in, and said goodbye.

In the departure area, Leslie was unable to fully hear an announcement. Rather than making inquiries, Leslie followed a group of people moving toward the gate and, relying on a steward to correctly check his ticket, he boarded the plane.

However, much to his acute embarrassment and dismay, Leslie later realized the plane was touching down in Miami, rather than New Providence.

At different times in my life, I have been each character in this story, deaf to what others have been trying to tell me, unable to articulate my needs, and woefully inattentive and distracted.

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This story hit a nerve. My Maternal Grandmother RIP was too vain to wear ANY of the many hearing aids her daughters bought for her. Despite being badly deaf. She was over joyed when ever my late wife would come to visit. Frau Reinke would literally scream, using her basketball coach voice, if that's what was needed to have my Grandmother hear her. And, she knew when to turn up the volume because my Grandmother would just smile when a response was required or say some non sequitur. Frau Reinke put a lot of effort out to communicate with her.

Funny story: we visited Grandma's sister, who looked like Grandma. During the visit, Aunt Marion went to the head, and I said to Frau Reinke that she didn't have to yell at Aunt. Her hearing was fine. When Aunt returned, Frau Reinke apologized profusely. Aunt laughed saying she absolutely understood and knew how hard it was to talk to Grandma.

So when you visit with old folks, remember Grandma and being pridefully deaf.

I'm sure my fellow alums don't need this instruction, but maybe the lesson is not to be too pig headed about vanity. At least, not to the point, where others have to scream at you.

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JLINKEDIN: Colón, Isaiah [MC2011] Mechanical Engineering Pro


Colón, Isaiah [MC2011]
Mechanical Engineering Professional
Bronx, New York
Greater New York City Area
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering

* Manhattan College       
* Ecole catholique d'Arts et Métiers de Lyon       
* Bronx High School of Science

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JNEWS: Georgetti, James [MC????] Mng Ptr Atlanta's Doc Tech Inc. NY office


James Georgetti Named Managing Partner of DTI's New York Office
Brendan McKenna
Law Technology News
January 30, 2012

Atlanta-based Document Technologies Inc. (DTI) announced on Jan. 25 that James Georgetti has been promoted to managing partner for the company's New York facilities, one of 27 in their network of offices. Before his promotion, Georgetti served as assistant managing partner at the company. He was vice president of Skyline Legal Technologies when it was acquired by DTI in 2007. He will now be responsible for oversight of DTI's New York-based initiatives, including its sales, consulting, and operations teams.

DTI is an independent provider of facilities and discovery management services that works with both legal professionals and corporate clients. Its discovery services include data acquisition, e-discovery processing, hosting and review, as well as paper discovery, and it is a primary service provider for kCura. Last year, it purchased Bridge City Legal, expanding into the Pacific Northwest.

One of the main professional challenges Georgetti will face in the coming year is the company's move to an upgraded New York office. The new space adds electronically stored information capabilities, as well as high-capacity servers and storage for more efficient data processing, in what he calls a "state of the art" server room. DTI also plans for an expanded secure forensics lab, for a total of 10,000 square feet in Midtown Manhattan.

In addition, Georgetti will be responsible for overseeing several new hires in New York for DTI, including a new senior project manager that has 14 years of law firm experience, as well as two new account executives.

Georgetti graduated from Manhattan College with a degree in business management. He got his start in the industry through a good friend that "was able to provide an opportunity in this very fast paced fun industry," he said via email. He took his first position thinking that it would be a stepping stone to something else, but he had, "no idea of the career track that was available in this industry until I was fully engaged in it."

Press release

Brendan McKenna is LTN's news editor.

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Georgetti, James [MC????]

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JOBIT: Hajek, Victor George [MC1941 RIP]



HAJEK, VICTOR GEORGE, beloved husband, father, grandfather & great grandfather passed away on Jan. 24, 2012.

He was born in New York City on Dec. 25, 1918 in Queens borough.

Victor is survived by his son Jeff (Tamara) and their 4 children & 6 grandchildren; son Michael (Susan) and their 2 children. He is predeceased by his wife, Mary Margaret.

He grew up in and attended school in NYC, graduating from Manhattan College in 1941 with an Engineering Degree. During World War II, he served as a Naval Officer aboard destroyers in both the North Atlantic and Pacific theaters.

After the war be received an MBA from the University of Michigan and began his career as a sales engineer with Westinghouse. He met and married Mary M. Deevy of Rockville Centre, NY in 1953. Soon after he became a civilian engineer with the Navy Special Devices Center where he was responsible for the design of defense simulation systems and the training of military personnel on their use. Victor remained with the NSDC through their relocation to Orlando in 1965, and until his retirement in 1980.

During his tenure he authored three on the management of engineering projects which were published by McGraw-Hill and translated into several languages. He was sent to Europe on multiple occasions to lecture on his area of expertise.

Victor's interests were varied. He was a life-long self proclaimed tennis "bum", enjoying playing for over 50 years. As a young man, he served for three seasons as a supernumerary with The New York Metropolitan Opera Company and opera music remained a passion for him his whole life. He served as the coach for both of his son's Little League teams, and served several terms as a city councilman.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. John Vianney Church, Orlando on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 11:30am. Arrangements are being handled by A Community Funeral Home407-841-4424.Published in the Orlando Sentinel on January 29, 2012


Hajek, Victor George [MC1941 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/orlandosentinel/guestbook.aspx?n=victor-hajek&pid=155701398&cid=full

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JOBIT: Baurley, Robert G. [MC???? RIP]


Robert Baurley 

Robert G. Baurley, a retired aerospace engineer, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 at the age of 83.

Mr. Baurley, a resident of King of Prussia, was a member of Mother of Divine Providence R.C. Church, King of Prussia.

He was employed by the former General Electric of King of Prussia. Mr. Baurley was with General Electric from the beginning, starting in 1951 as a draftsman. He started in Rensselaer, N.Y., transferred to Schenectady, N.Y. then to the Chestnut St. office in Philadelphia and finally to Valley Forge, where he retired after 35 years with the company. Mr. Baurley was responsible for the parachutes and flairs for the reentry system for the space capsules, he worked on the arm of the space shuttles and the Lunar Rover for the moon. He was involved with multiple nuclear warheads for the Merv and Minuteman cruise missles and ICBM.

He taught Physics, Engineering and Calculus at Penn State, Great Valley Campus and Montgomery County Community College. He also ran the Technology program at Montco Vo-Tech School.

Mr. Baurley was a graduate of Mt. St. Michaels High School in Manhattan and the Manhattan College. He received his Masters Degree in Engineering from Penn State University.

Mr. Baurley enjoyed golf, fishing in Maryland, row boating and the company of his children and grandchildren.

Born in Bronx, N.Y. on Oct. 11, 1928, he was the son of the late Henry and Mary (Knockler) Baurley and the husband of the late Therese (Scheuer) Baurley who died Nov. 9, 1995. Surviving are his loving children: Patricia T. Dunn and her husband Joseph of Conshohocken, Michael R. Baurley and his wife Lisa A. of King of Prussia and Kathleen T. Baurley of King of Prussia; grandchildren: J. Paul Dunn and his wife Laura, Steven A. Dunn, Dyana L. Baurley and Robert M. Baurley.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lorraine (Baurley) Ryan; grandson, Ryan M. Baurley; and a brother Henry Baurley.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012 at 10 a.m. in Mother of Divine Providence R.C. Church, 333 Allendale Rd., King of Prussia. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, West Norriton Twp. The family will be receiving relatives and friends on Thursday morning from 9 to 9:50 a.m. at the church.The family requests memorial contributions be made to Lafayette Ambulance & Rescue Squad 180 N. Henderson Rd. King of Prussia, Pa. 19406 in memory of Robert G. Baurley.

Arrangements are by the Bernard S. Gutkowski Funeral Home Inc. of Swedesburg, Upper Merion Twp. www.gutkowskifuneralhome.com.

Published in The Times Herald on January 30, 2012


Baurley, Robert G. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/timesherald/guestbook.aspx?n=robert-baurley&pid=155702962&cid=full

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Baurley, Robert G. [MC1950 RIP]

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JLINKEDIN: Trabulsy, Joseph [MC2011] Founder/President at Party Safari


Trabulsy, Joseph [MC2011]
Masters Student at Manhattan College
Greater New York City Area

Founder/President at Party Safari

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JTWITTER: MC Mens Bball was on ESPN3 Sunday afternoon


[JR: I pushed this out on Twitter when I found it on Sunday at 4PM.  ]

Manhattan College men's bball on ESPN3 now. You can watch it online at http://espn.go.com/watchespn/index/_/channel/espn3

[JR: It was also available on the IPAD as an app. Which I found, strangely, worked better than watching ESPN3 from the FIREFOX browser on the same network. http://reinkefaceslife.com/2012/01/29/service-espn3-on-verizon-fios/ This link to my blog explains more about my experience.]

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MFOUND: Mentioning MC track coach


Friday, January 27, 2012
March 1980 Sports Illustrated Profile of Jumbo Elliott

Nobody's Bigger Than Jumbo
Sports Illustrated, March 10, 1980
Rick Telander

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After World War II, in which Elliott became a lieutenant commander in the Navy, his fee leaped to $2,500. For this he coached track, golf and cross-country and served as the trainer for the Villanova football team. "I got by fine," he says. "I'd found that in the heavy-construction business a lot of managers were in their offices at 6:30, 7 in the morning. By starting early I could make four good calls before the average salesman even got on the road. My territory was the Main Line, with two or three accounts in the city—nothing farther than 25 miles from Villanova. I never had any trouble making it to school by three in the afternoon."

In the late '40s the young businessman's track teams began to be noticed. Jumbo's first stars were George Guida and Browning Ross, both of whom qualified for the 1948 Olympics—Guida in the 400, Ross in the steeplechase. In 1950 Elliott coached a witty, balding youth named Fred Dwyer, now the track coach at Manhattan College in New York, who ran a 4:00.8 mile. In 1954 Jumbo coached his first black runner, Jenkins—who would win two gold medals (4 x 400 relay and 400) at the 1956 Olympics while only a sophomore at Villanova.

A dynasty was beginning, and Elliott decided it was time to look for on-the-job help. He went to the university to see about hiring an assistant. Money, as always, stood in the way. Undaunted, Jumbo went out and hired an assistant coach at $5,000 a year, double his own salary. The assistant, Jim Tuppeny, later became track coach at Penn. "I was making big goddamn bucks selling, then," Jumbo explains. "So I just paid the assistant myself. It was a tax write-off, nothing."

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JOBIT: Collins, Donald L. [MCattendee RIP]


Donald L. Collins

Donald L. Collins, 88, of Bushkill, PA, formerly of Dexter, NY, died Wednesday, January 25, 2012, at Pocono Medical Center in Stroudsburg, PA.

Mr. Collins was born in Alexandria Bay, NY on March 20, 1923, son of Carson C. and Frances Colin Collins. He attended Champlain College, Plattsburg, Manhattan College, Long Island, and Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY.

On December 7, 1942 he entered the US Marine Corp. His service as a Radioman included the Pacific Theater and the occupation of China, serving in Okinawa, Saipan, and Tarawa from September 1945 - March 1946. He was honorably discharged on March 30, 1946.

On April 19, 1952 he married Florence E. Shannon in Redwood, NY, followed by a 53 year legacy of love and marriage. Florence passed away on March 2, 2010.

He was a self-employed salesman in northern New York and a former parishioner of St. Elizabeth Seton Church, Dexter.

Don and his wife volunteered their time and service for many years at the Mercy Health Center in Watertown. He was a classical pianist and his hobbies included crosswords and card games.

Mr. Collins is survived by his six children, Vicki M. and Joseph Contino, Bushkill, PA, Richard J. and Cathy Collins, Bridport, VT, Donna M. and Monte Provencher, Bridport, VT, Cheryl M. and Brian Davison, Blairsville, GA, Jay J. and Debra Collins, Winterhaven, FL, and Jon J. and Pamela Collins, Auburndale, FL; twenty-one grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Besides his wife, Florence he was predeceased by his son, Dale J., his brother, David, and his sister, Patsy Eggleston.

A spring graveside service will be held at Oakwood Cemetery, Theresa, NY at a time and date to be announced. Arrangements are with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown, NY.

Donations may be made in his name to The Right to Life Organization.


Collins, Donald L. [MCattendee RIP]

[JR: Attendees are recognized on the theory "if it's important to some to mention in an obit, then we can spare a few prayers". Perhaps, the time at MC was both formative and important to our comrade. And, imho, WW2 interrupted many plans. A good many who went never came back and maybe those that did had new priorities.]

Guestbook: None cited

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MNEWS: Locks of Love Event at MC 2/12 1400


Manhattan College Sponsors Locks of Love Event on Feb. 12
Posted by Liz Connolly Bauman   
January 30, 2012

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On Sunday, Feb. 12, Manhattan College’s student activities will host an event in support of Locks of Love, a nonprofit organization that provides hairpieces to children who are 21 or younger and suffering from medical hair loss and unable to afford hairpieces. The event will take place at 2 p.m. in the student government lounge on the third floor of Thomas Hall, where hairdressers from Le Chic will be cutting hair for free. All are welcome to attend the event, and the College encourages all who are willing to donate to come out on Feb. 12.

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If interested in helping and unable to attend, please contact Megan Papandrea, senior class president, by email at mpapandrea.student@manhattan.edu.

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[JR: Great idea! In the best Jasper traditions.]

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JEMAIL: Smith, Jim (MC1960) prime mover behind Jaspers Helping Jaspers

Dear John,

Jim Smith,'60 asked if you could include this Blurb in the next edition of Jasper Jottings.  Jim is a former President of the Alumni Society and the prime mover behind Jaspers Helping Jaspers.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

Smith, Jim (MC1960)

[JR: Sure, Mike. Much appreciated. Jim can submit anything he'd like out directly to Jasper Jottings at jasper @ reinke dot cc. ]

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Subject:  FW: Re: Blurb - Final...Jaspers Helping Jaspers
Date:  Wed, 1 Feb 2012 16:26:34 -0500
From:  Jim Smith

Manhattan College Alumni & Friends

Many of your fellow Jaspers are currently looking for employment.

Are you able to help?

We need:

* Alumni volunteers to help other alumni through networking and as mentors  

* Alumni to send full and part-time job listings  

* Alumni volunteers to be the point person in their company to alert the Career Development Office of job opportunities  

* Alumni volunteers to develop new employer contacts for job opportunities

The Center for Career Development continues to offer access to JasperLink, our 24/7 job board and inclusion into our LinkedIn Network of Alumni, but your assistance is still needed to enhance these services and make these resources the "go to" place for all alumni.  A few minutes of your time will help a fellow Jasper. 

For more information about how you can help other Jaspers, please contact Marjorie Apel, Director, Center for Career Development at marjorie.apel@manhattan.edu or 718-862-7308.

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JOBIT: Praete, Frank C. Jr. [MC???? RIP]


Frank C. Praete Jr. 

Praete Jr., Frank C.

Frank C. Praete, Jr. died on January 30, 2012. A long time resident of New Rochelle, at the time of his death he resided in Rye Brook, NY.

He is survived by his loving wife of 22 years Carolyn, and his children Barbara and Michael.

A graduate of New Rochelle High School, Mr. Praete attended Manhattan College and was an alumnus of Fordham Law School. He was a veteran of WWII and served as a naval aviator and did combat duty in the Pacific theater. He was active in politics and civic affairs and served as president of the NR young Republican club and Republican city leader in the 1960's. While an instructor at Iona College in business law he maintained a law offices in NR for over 50 years.

He will be sorely missed by those who knew him and loved him.

A memorial service will be held at Christ Church, Rye NY on Friday, February 10 at 11 AM.

Published in the The Journal News on February 2, 2012


Praete, Frank C. Jr. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/lohud/guestbook.aspx?n=frank-praete&pid=155731153&cid=full

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Dear John,

I do not find anything in my "stuff" for Frank.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Help from the readers?]

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JOBIT: Schneider, Edward Thomas [MC1943 RIP]


Edward Thomas Schneider

Schneider, Edward Thomas

Edward T. Schneider, of Chappaqua, NY, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at his winter residence in West Palm Beach, Florida as a result of complications from Alzheimer's. He was ninety-two years of age.

Ed is survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth, his five children, Tom, John, Kathy Szczesniak, Jean Schob, and Mary Vierengel, as well as twelve grandchildren, and sixteen great-grandchildren.

Ed was a graduate of Manhattan College, and served as an Aviator and Flight Instructor at the Naval Air Training Center in Pensacola, Florida. After the war, he formed Schneider Fuel Oil Corp, a home heating oil distribution company serving the New York Metropolitan area, and later expanded with the acquisition of Town & Country Oil Corporation.

His love of sports included the game of golf. He was a past president of Winged Foot Golf Club, where he was also Chairman of several major tournaments held at Winged Foot, including two USGA Men's Open Championships in 1974 and 1984. Over the years, his community service included serving as Police Commissioner and Trustee in the Village of Ardsley, and as a member of the Board of the South Shore Medical Center in New Rochelle.

A memorial service is planned for the spring. Donations to Alzheimer's research would be appreciated in lieu of flowers.

Published in the The Journal News on February 2, 2012


Schneider, Edward Thomas [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/lohud/guestbook.aspx?n=edward-schneider&pid=155731649&cid=full

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Dear John,

I believe that Edward is a member of the Class of 1943.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Schneider, Edward Thomas [MC1943 RIP]

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JNEWS: Scarlata, Richard M. (MC1964) discovery by Quigley, Jim [MP60MC65]

Scarlata, Richard M. (MC1964)

The following article is about Jim Quigley, former denizen of Marble Hill, Prepster 1960, Manhattan College 1965.  Metastasis mechanism uncovered by Scripps scientists



Metastasis mechanism uncovered by Scripps scientists
Posted: Thursday, January 26, 2012 2:30 pm

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Metastasis is one of the most frightening words a person with cancer can hear. A team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute says it has figured out an important part of how metastasis takes place.

A protein linked to metastasis called CDCP1 helps cancers spread only after it is broken up by enzymes called serine proteases, according to James P. Quigley, a Scripps research professor who led the study.

"This cleavage triggers a signaling cascade in the tumor cell that blocks apoptosis," Quigley said in a Scripps press release about the study. A paper on the research was published last month in the journal Oncogene.

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[JR: A great find of a great discovery. That's why for this effort of Jasper Jottings to work, readers have to "rat out" their fellow alumni. Wow. What an accomplishment. My maternal Grandmother died of colon cancer and my Mom had a near miss. Maybe this will prevent it happing to someone else. A truly great story and the automagic filters would have missed it completely. Google has a a lot of work to do in search.]

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Quigley, Jim [MP60MC65]

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JNEWS: Flood, Frank [MC1954] by Massapequa Park BoT


Massapequa Board of Trustees Honors Frank Flood
Written by Joe Scotchie
Friday, 03 February 2012 00:00

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At its January meeting, the Village of Massapequa Park Board of Trustees honored one of the village’s most dedicated public servants.

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A graduate of Manhattan College, Flood moved to Massapequa in1962. Before that, he had already gone to work at the Department of Health of Nassau County and later at the Department of Public Works, where he served as the director of Environmental Engineering from 1975 until he retired in 1992.

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All the while, Flood has been involved with his local church and with other social organizations as well. He is an Ordained Deacon of the Diocese of Rockville Centre and has been a parishioner of St. Rose of Lima Parish in Massapequa Park since 1962.

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Flood, Frank [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Deacon Frank is a member of the Class of 1954.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Flood, Frank [MC1954]

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JOBIT: Ministri, Edward C. [MC1951 RIP] by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

Dear John,

I learned to today that Ed Ministri,'51 passed away on January 17, 2012.  I do not have an obituary.
May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. I'll get right on it.]

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Edward C. Ministri 
AGE: 84 • Red Bank

Edward C. Ministri, 84, of Red Bank, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at Waterford Glen at Brandywine Senior Living in Wall. Edward was born on Jan. 25, 1927 in Bronx, N.Y. where he grew up. In 1962, he settled in Middletown and was currently residing in Red Bank. Edward was a retired electrical engineer for Hughes Aircraft Corporation and a proud WW II veteran of the U.S. Navy.

He was predeceased by his parents and his wife, Noreen Curran Ministri. Edward is survived by seven loving children and 12 grandchildren. He will be sadly missed, but never forgotten.

Family and friends are invited to visit from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20 at the Shore Point Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 3269 State Route 35 N, Hazlet. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 at St. James R.C. Church, Red Bank. In respect of Edward's wishes, he will be privately cremated. For information, directions, or to send condolences to the family, visit www.shorepointfh.com.


Ministri, Edward C. [MC1951 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/app/guestbook.aspx?n=edward-ministri&pid=155536957&cid=full

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JHQ: Daley, Lisa [MC1993] cited for her accomplishments


On the Fast Track with Alumnus Lisa Daley
Posted on February 02, 2012

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At the age of 41, Lisa Daley ’93, a former Jasper track superstar, is still winning big on the track field. This summer, she walked away with four gold medals at the World Masters Athletics Championships, and also set a new American Masters record of 63.9 seconds in the 400-meter hurdles — breaking her existing record of 64.0 seconds.

When Daley, a public interest lawyer for District County 37, New York City’s largest public employee union, is not in court or the office, she travels to Columbia University’s Baker Field three times a week to train with the Central Park Track Club. She is currently preparing for the 2012 World Masters Athletics Championships Indoor in Finland.

Commitment and passion are two of the traits that she portrays in the courtroom and on the track. Sometimes beginning her day as early as 5 a.m. to get to the gym for her biweekly weight lifting session, she then heads to lower Manhattan to represent city employees in family court. On the days she trains, Daley may not even walk in the door of her White Plains home until 10 p.m.

“Lisa has been an outstanding track and field athlete at the world veteran level for many years, and it has been a pleasure for me to advise and work with her at this stage of her career,” says Joe Ryan ’81, assistant women’s track coach at Manhattan College. “She was my first female competitive 400-meter runner that I had recruited to Manhattan, and she helped to set the standard for future athletes.”

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Daley, Lisa [MC1993]

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JBLOGGER: Scarlata, Richard M. (MC1964) does a "food" blog


Everybody has a story. It is how these stories are conveyed that determines the ability of the storyteller to attract the attention of the listeners. The same may be said of food. Everybody is capable of preparing a meal, but it is how the food is prepared and presented that attracts those for whom it is prepared and whether or not it will be memorable.

Certain foods frequently take us back through time to our childhood, or to particularly memorable moments in our lives. Many of those memories are associated with gatherings of family and friends and the anticipation and excitement of being together, eating delicious food, hearing new and often repeated stories, as well as the jokes and laughter that accompanied each anecdote.

What we have attempted to do with theliteratechef.com is to entertain and share with you some of our memories while giving you some cooking ideas to introduce to your family and friends. Hopefully you will find them easy to implement and they will become part of your memories as well. We’ve  recently added a new Category, For Moms on the Go. Of course Dads on the go are welcome as well!

If you like what you see, why not subscribe for an e-mail notification of new postings and updates. See the center column at the bottom of each page and please do tell your friends and family about us.

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Scarlata, Richard M. (MC1964)

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Comment on JNEWS Veliz, Tierney [MCMC2011] gets community support

by Jude Digidio cfp
Submitted on 2012/01/30 at 11:22 am

I am hoping you can help me, my Rotary Club, the Hampton Township Rotary is dedicating our golf outing to benefit the Veliz family. It is our clubs 30th anniverisery and we plan on going all out for this wonderful girl, can I stay in touch with you and forward information? I hope you guys can add to the event, it is May 1st at Newton Country club, Newton NJ

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[JR: Hi Jude, You can certainly pass it along and I'll push it out to the alumni. Can't guaranty that they will participate, but with enough notice they may. Hope this helps,


Comment on “JNEWS: Scarlata, Richard M. (MC1964) finds discove”

by    Chef Scar
Submitted on 2012/02/02 at 12:56 pm

Thanks for posting, I am MP60 as well as Jim, but Jim is MC 65. Rich Scarlata

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[JR: Yes, you told me that but, being the poor clerk I am, I fat fingered the title. Argh! Sorry, I'll try to be more careful in the future.]

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ENDNOTE: Sterilization, abortifacients, and contraceptives w/o deductibles


Obama vs. Catholics
So when to the TV networks notice that Team Obama has an ideological agenda against faith-based charitable organizations, most especially the Catholic Church? Across the country, Democrats have been pushing Catholic social workers out of government cooperation.
By: L. Brent Bozell
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 9:07 PM EST

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Take the order promulgated by Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services on Friday to require virtually all employers to offer insurance coverage of sterilization, abortifacients, and contraceptives without deductibles or co-pays in their employee plans by August 1. Churches are exempt, but not religiously inspired hospitals, schools, and other charities that hire outside their faith tradition.

"The government should not force Americans to act as if pregnancy is a disease to be prevented at all costs," insisted Archbishop (and Cardinal-designate) Timothy Dolan of New York, head of the U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops. “Historically this represents a challenge and a compromise of our religious liberty.”

That’s putting it mildly. What it means is that the Catholic Church is faced with closing down its hospitals, universities, and charities – or committing mortal sin.

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I know readers here think I'm a real tin foil hat. The Gooferment at war with the Catholic Church, Christianity, and organized religion? Impossible! Couldn't happen here.

Remember Waco?

So when are we going to stand up for our First Amendment rights?

You only have the rights that you are willing to fight for.

I'll go one step further. We should be pushing back with an Human Life Amendment. How about "With respect to the right to life, the word 'person,' as used in this article and in the fifth and fourteenth articles of amendment to the Constitution of the United States, applies to all human beings, including their unborn offspring at every stage of their biological development, irrespective of age, health, function, or condition of dependency."

Now as a little L libertarian, I don't want to put the Gooferment in charge of woman's body, or insert anything between a woman and her doctor. By the same token, we are killing ourselves as a species. There has to be a middle ground.

Let's go on the offensive?

When "Secular Progressive" say that "the rich aren't paying their fare share", and Bill O'Reilly pushes back with "What's Fair?" and waits for a number. They wriggle like speared fish. Andrew Neapolitano does it even better: "Who gets to decide what's fair?"

We need to push back. It's not about abortion. It's about when does life begin? When do those inalienable rights inure to "a person"? "Among these are the Right to Life, Liberty, and Property."

So when is it?

Certainly, we can all agree that it's some point between conception and the child's 21st birthday.

So when is it?

Let's stand up for OUR rights.

If they can kill babies, American citizens without due process, or anyone who's unlucky enough to to be in the way of drone strike, then it won't be long before they will be killing us fat old white guy injineers because it's too expensive to care for us.

So when is it?

“…if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.” -Churchill, The Second World War, vol. 1, The Gathering Storm (London: Cassell, 1948, 272, on the British guarantee to Poland in Spring 1939.

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