JASPER JOTTINGS Week 25 - 2012 June 17    

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



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POSITRACTION: New Cancer Drugs


Date: Sat, Jun 2, 2012 at 12:04 AM
Subject: WSJ NEWS ALERT: New Cancer Drugs Use Body's Own Defenses
To: reinkefj
News Alert
from The Wall Street Journal

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Researchers said two experimental drugs by Bristol-Myers Squibb significantly shrank tumors in some patients with advanced skin, lung and kidney cancers.

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The new drugs empower the immune system to recognize cancer cells as an enemy and attack them, although the treatments can have serious side effects.

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Amazing at what we can learn about His Plan. Anyone, who thinks this is "random", must see a pattern in lottery results.

Truly stunning.

Sounds like folks are going to evaluate the risks and rewards. As they should always do!

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JOBIT: O'Connor, John J. Sr. [MC???? RIP]


John J. O'Connor Sr.

O'CONNOR John J. Sr., 91, died peacefully April 6, 2012, at the home of his daughter and son-in-law in Encinitas, Calif.

Born in New York City on November 25, 1920, he was the son of the late James and Eileen O'Connor. John attended Manhattan College and went on to serve in the Army during World War II.

John held several employment positions; accounting, purchasing, audits and procurement records, residing in NYC, Washington, D.C., and Key West, Fla. His final, and longest position was that as head of audit and control for the New York State Comptroller's Office from 1962 to 1983 in Albany.

John was predeceased by his loving wife of 63 years, Rosaleen P. (Mulligan) O'Connor in 2004. John is survived by their 10 children, John (Fiona) of Hollywood, Fla., Patricia (Jim) Lane of Scottsdale, Ariz., Robert O'Connor of Slingerlands, Maureen (Dana) of Encinitas, Charles O'Connor of Altamont, Kathleen DeMarco of Guilderland, Frances O'Connor of Altamont, Daniel O'Connor of Albany, Patrick O'Connor of Albany, and Rose (Jeff) Siggia of Guilderland. In addition, there are 22 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

There will be a Mass to celebrate his life at Christ the King Church in Guilderland on Saturday, June 16, at 11 a.m. There will be a brief gathering in the church communal space following the ceremony. Memorial donations may be sent to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of 950 New Loudon Road, Latham, NY 12110. The family would like to extend our deepest appreciation to the DuPont family that loved and cared for our father for the past nine years.

Published in Albany Times Union on June 10, 2012


O'Connor, John J. Sr. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/timesunion-albany/guestbook.aspx?n=john-oconnor&pid=157984332&cid=full

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JNEWS: Phoenix, Justin [MC2006] assistant coach Georgia Southern


Phoenix joins GSU women's basketball

Georgia Southern AMR

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Georgia Southern has added Justin Phoenix as an assistant coach for its women's basketball program.

Phoenix, formerly an NCAA Division III head coach, is the second assistant coach hired by GSU head coach Chris Vozab since she was hired to replace Rusty Cram in March.

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Phoenix played four seasons at Manhattan College from 1992-96. During his career, he helped the team reach the postseason four times, including two NCAA Tournament and two NIT Tournament appearances. The Jaspers won the MAAC Championship in 1993.

Phoenix earned a bachelor of arts degree in communications from Manhattan in 1996. He spent several seasons playing abroad for various European club teams from 1996 until 2006.

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Phoenix, Justin [MC2006]

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MNEWS: On-campus barber



May 30, 2012
On-campus barber = clean-cut kids
By Danielle Valente

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When the Beatles were big and cool guys sported bellbottom jeans and gave up haircuts, he was labeled the loneliest man on campus by the Manhattan College Quadrangle.

Now those 1960s “longhairs” come back to visit and the next generation of students occupy his chair.

Artie Urrutia, the college’s own barber, first came to MC in February 1962 and 50 years later, it doesn’t seem like he’ll be going anywhere soon.

The sharp-witted 80-year-old with glasses and a neatly pressed cardigan seems at home in his old-fashioned barbershop complete with a red, white and blue swirl on the window.

Raised by his grandparents in a New Jersey home equipped with a family barbershop, Mr. Urrutia already knew how to cut by the time he was about 12.

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[JR: Interesting component of a Jasper education. ]

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JEMAIL: Mangone, Mark (MC1977)  thinks government is need for retribution

from: Mangone, Mark (MC1977) 
to: Distribute_Jasper_Jottings-owner
date: Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 10:57 AM
subject: RE: [Distribute_Jasper_Jottings] JASPER JOTTINGS Week 24 - 2012 June 10

Hello John,

You indicated that greed was the motivation behind someone trading for three cows and a woman rather than robbing the three cows and a woman. Actually, greed is the motivation behind either trading or robbing. What makes one choose trading over robbing? This is usually the fear of retribution by the police and courts, the government you so despise.

Mark A. Mangone

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[JR: Agreed that fear of retribution turns one from robbery to trading. We don't need Gooferment to have that fear. As a matter of fact, it's usually corrupt greedy people forming up gangs to intimidate peaceful people. When they are smart, they call themselves "Gooferment"! So the meme is "All people are bad. Government is needed to protect us from bad people. Government is run and controlled by people. Sooo, we need bad people labeled "government" to protect us from bad people." See the problem? Greed isn't a negative; it's a positive. Government when small and limited MAY be needed to organize "We, The Sheeple" to protect themselves. That's about it.]

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JLINKEDIN: McCall, Tom [MC1972] Chief Operating Officer - MileMeter - Zengine


McCall, Tom [MC1972]
Chief Operating Officer - MileMeter - Zengine
Dallas/Fort Worth Area

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JOBIT: Mastaglio, George W. III [MC1958 RIP]



MASTAGLIO - George W. III, of Hempstead (formerly of Glen Head) on June 9, 2012.

He was a devout servant of God.

A graduate of Manhattan College with a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering. George was a long time employee of L.I.L.C.O. Beloved husband of Catherine.

Devoted father of Brian and Lisa Saladino. Loving stepfather of William, Brian, Michael and Margot Roberts and Christine Lansing. Cherished grandfather of Gabrielle, Brittni, Michael, John, William, Jenelle, Timothy, Christopher, Katherine, Peyton and Shelby. Dear brother of Peter.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered Thursday 10:30am at St. Joseph's RC Church, Kings Park, NY. Interment to follow at St. Patrick's Cemetery Hauppauge, NY. Arrangements entrusted to Clayton Funeral Home, Inc. Kings Park, NY.

Published in Newsday on June 12, 2012


Mastaglio, George W. III [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/newsday/guestbook.aspx?n=george-mastaglio&pid=158006765&cid=full

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George W. Mastaglio is a member of the class of 1958.


McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

[JR: Thanks, Ed. Much appreciated.]

Mastaglio, George W. III [MC1958 RIP]

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JOBIT: Weis, Sister Catherine Clare [MC???? RIP]


Sister Catherine Clare Weis (1917 - 2012)
Weis, Sister Catherine Clare

Sister Catherine Clare Weis, OP, of Dominican Convent, Sparkill, New York, died June 8, 2012 in Siena Hall Infirmary, Sparkill, NY. Born in New York City on May 21, 1917, Catherine Mary Weis was the daughter of John and Catherine Coan Weis. She entered the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary in Sparkill on July 10, 1933 and became known as Sister Catherine Clare, professing her first vows in 1935 and her final vows in 1940. Sister Catherine Clare earned a BA in English from Manhattan College, NY; an MA in Family Living from Columbia University, NY; and a degree in Administration/Supervision from Catholic University, Washington, DC. Sister Catherine Clare was an elementary and high school teacher serving in the Archdiocese of New York and the Dioceses of Brooklyn and Rockville Center. She taught in New York at St. Columba, St. Ann, St. Brendan, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Helena Elementary & High School and Sacred Heart; in Brooklyn at St. Edmund Elementary & High School (as assistant principal) and Our Lady of Perpetual Help; in Rockville Center she taught at Katherine Gibbs. After retiring from teaching, she was employed as an office assistant and secretary at Aquinas HS, Grand Leigh, Inc. and Senior Citizen Employment.

Sister Catherine Clare is survived by her nieces and nephews, Katherine Hunt, Charlotte & James Curto, Donna & Edward Kelly, Leighanne & Vincent Mayr, Kathleen & John Jacilla, Albert & Barbara Weis, Patricia & Frank Serio, Clare & Raymond Porzio, Anita Hayes & William Weis; 24 grandnieces & nephews; and nine great-grandnieces & nephews.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel, Dominican Convent, Sparkill, NY on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 11 a.m. Visitation is on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Convent, 175 Rte. 340, Sparkill, NY 10976-1047. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery in Sparkill. Arrangements are by Higgins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Dominican Sisters, at the above address, Attn: Sister Mary Murray, President.

Michael J. Higgins Funeral Home, 321 S. Main St., New City, NY, (845) 634-6110, www.mjhigginsnewcity.com

Published in the The Journal News on June 12, 2012


Weis, Sister Catherine Clare [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/lohud/guestbook.aspx?n=catherine-weis&pid=157997904&cid=full

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JUPDATE: Davoren, Thomas F. Jr. [MC1951 RIP] by Schlickenrieder, Warren (MC1942)

JOBIT: Davoren, Thomas F. Jr. [MC1951 RIP]


Thomas F. DAVOREN Jr.

Thomas F. Davoren, Jr., age 83, of Niantic, passed away peacefully on Friday, (June 1, 2012) at the Smilow Cancer Center in New Haven, after a courageous battle with lung cancer.

Published in The Hartford Courant on June 4, 2012

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/hartfordcourant/guestbook.aspx?n=thomas-davoren&pid=157929668&cid=full

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My directory indicates that Thomas F. Davoren was a member of the Class of 1951.

Warren Schlickenrieder '42

[JR: Thanks, Warren. Much appreciated.]

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Davoren, Thomas F. Jr. [MC1951 RIP]

Schlickenrieder, Warren (MC1942)

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JLINKEDIN: Yurcisin, Michael [MC2012] Recruiter at Workbridge Associates


Yurcisin, Michael [MC2012]
Recruiter at Workbridge Associates
Greater New York City Area
Staffing and Recruiting

Specialties: I am an avid fan of music, especially local bands. Some of my best friends in high school were musicians and although I am not one myself I always enjoyed playing any role I could like band manager or just helping move equipment.

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JOBIT: Horan, John Sr. [MC????MP???? RIP]


John Horan Sr.

Horan Sr., John Joseph

John Joseph Horan Sr. was born in New York City on October 16, 1918 and died June 8, 2012 in Dallas, Texas, peacefully at his home surrounded by his family.

He is the son of Amanda Winfield Horan and John W. Horan of New York.

He was educated at Manhattan Prep and Manhattan College.

He served his country for 4 years in WWII as a Sergeant in the Army and was in both the European and Pacific theaters. He built South & Western, a successful company which his son now owns and operates.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years Lorraine, and his 3 children; Stacie Horan Lilly, Amanda Horan Kennedy, son-in-law Bruce Kennedy, son JJ Horan, Jr. and dog Charlie.

Memorial Service will be held at 1:30 PM on Friday June 15, 2012 at The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, 14115 Hillcrest Rd. Dallas TX 75254. In lieu of flowers, the Horan family requests contributions be made in the name of John Horan to The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration.

Published in Dallas Morning News from June 13 to June 14, 2012


Horan, John Joseph Sr. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/dallasmorningnews/guestbook.aspx?n=john-horan&pid=158016963&cid=full

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Dear John,

I can not find anything in my "stuff" for this John J Horan.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JOBIT: Mellett, Robert T. [MC1953 MP1949 RIP]


Robert T. Mellett
AGE: 80 • Cherry Hill

On June 11, 2012.

Beloved husband of the late Anne (nee DeLouise). Loving father of Robert Mellett (Betty Ann) and Steven Mellett (Kristine). Devoted grandfather of Anna and Grace. Dear brother of June Carey and the late Ann Archer.

Born in New York, Mr. Mellett attended Manhattan Prep and then Manhattan College. He served in the Army during the Korean War and retired from J.P. Stevens in the mid 1990s.

He was an avid golfer at Indian Spring Country Club and a life-long New York sports fan.

Relatives and friends are invited to the viewing 10am-12noon Friday, and to the Funeral Service 12noon Friday at the BRADLEY FUNERAL HOME, Rt. 73 & Evesham Rd., Marlton. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Cancer Society , 1851 Old Cuthbert Rd., Cherry Hill, NJ 08034.

Published in Courier-Post from June 13 to June 14, 2012


Mellett, Robert T. [MC????MP???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/courierpostonline/guestbook.aspx?n=robert-mellett&pid=158011352&cid=full

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Dear John,

Bob is a member of the great Class of 1953. I believe that he was a 1949 graduate from the Prep.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Sorry about you lost classmate.]

Mellett, Robert T. [MC1953 MP1949 RIP] 

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MTWITTER: Greet freshman. Use #MC2016


"What's one thing you wish you knew as a freshman? Use #MC2016 to send advice & well wishes…"

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[JR: If you don't know what to do, then you're really behind the curve.]

"jasperjottings" as "‏@jasperjottings" tweeted:

"Wish I had taken names/contact info of everyone in EVERY class. My best friend is the one I did. Imagine if I had TWO friends? #MC2016"

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[JR: Sign up for an account and you can "friend" "‏@jasperjottings". Then you can tweet your advice to the incoming fresh … students.  ]

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MVIDEO: MC intro / welcome


Published on Jun 14, 2012 by saraemilyherman


[JR: The second half is funny!  ]

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JNEWS: Veliz, Tierney [MC2011] is doing better

Re: Veliz, Tierney [MC2011]
Things sound much better than the last update, Harrisburg is where she goes
to hopefully get her service dog as quickly as possible, I will keep you in the loop
as always, Jude

-----Original Message-----
From: Veliz, Tierney (MC2012)
Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2012 7:42 PM
To: Jude DiGidio
Subject: Hello!

 Dear Jude,

   First and foremost, congratulations to you and Ashley! This must be very
exciting for you both. And again, thank you again for all the work you and
the Hampton Rotary have done for me. I purchased my computer this week with
my mom and sister this week, but I have not been able to set it up because I
dont have a desk. Cy and I were unable to coordinate a time for delivery,
but the other day I happened to be home when he was an hour away so it
finally came. It's amazing! Today I went to Harrisburg to be interviewed
too, which was also very exciting. Thank you again for everything you have

Hope to hear from you soon,


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[JR: That's good news.  ]

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ENDNOTE: Shutdowns demonstrate resolve


US voters doubt Catholic bishops would close down hospitals, schools
CWN - May 25, 2012

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Most American voters doubt that Catholic bishops would shut down schools, hospitals, and charitable institutions in response to the federal government’s contraceptive mandate, a new Rasmussen poll shows.

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Well, unfortunately, you only get the rights you are willing to fight for.

Want Freedom of Religion?

Then there has to be more than just lame lawsuits.

Think Oliver Twist: "Please sir, may I have some more?"

Asking one branch of the Gooferment to restrain the unconstitutional actions of another branch?

"Please, sir, may I have my rights?"

Each "Catholic organization" has to have a selective shut down. Let's demonstrate.

Otherwise, "paper tigers" and we really do NOT believe what we say we do.

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