JASPER JOTTINGS Week 41 - 2012 October 07    

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



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POSITRACTION: Not making a choice is a choice


Obama vs. Romney — The choice is clear

UPDATE: Download this Candidate Comparison as a printable flyer: Black & White or Color

The CatholicVote.org Research team has pored through the public statements and positions of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney on issues which matter to Catholics.

We believe the choice is clear: Catholics should vote for Mitt Romney for President.

We have life, marriage and religious liberty at the top of the list, because these issues are foundational. And on life, marriage and religious liberty, Mitt Romney is immeasurably better than Barack Obama.

We have also included other areas of concern to Catholic voters, including fiscal responsibility, education and health care. On these issues, we also think Mitt Romney comes out on top. Unlike abortion which involves an intrinsic evil which can never be justified, Catholics are free to disagree on which approach is best on education, health care and education.

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[JR: Regardless of which way you choose, I still think it's important to make a choice. IF you're going to vote at all. There is a Libertarian "school of thought" that says the only way we can regain our freedom is to just refuse to cooperate. I think we've been traveling a path that leads us to the tyranny of the mob. My candidate, Ron Paul, was shut out by the establishment. How else do we change the direction with the choices presented. I think it's inspiring to know we have free will. Whatever your choice is, be sure to make one. You'll have to live with it. Shoulda, coulda, and woulda! That'll kill you.]

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JLINKEDIN: Clarke, Peter [MC1984] Global Practice Leader, PwC International Assignment Services


Clarke, Peter [MC1984]
Global Practice Leader, PwC International Assignment Services
Greater New York City Area
Management Consulting


Peter is the Global Practice Leader for PwC's International Assignment Services (IAS) Practice. He is of the most experienced and credentialed partners in the firm with 29 years of tax experience in the global mobility and international assignment area.

As the Managing Partner for PwC's global IAS practice, Peter's most important role is to ensure IAS delivers a consistent, high-quality, value-added experience to each client in every market. His responsibilities include client service satisfaction, practice strategy & brand management, global account coordination, technical, risk & quality standards, technology investments, talent development, partner deployment and practice economics.

Peter graduated with honors from Manhattan College in New York City, NY. He also received his J.D. from Pace University School of Law. His is an Attorney and admitted to practice in three US jurisdictions: New York, Connecticut, and the District of Colombia. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York, Connecticut, and Washington DC Bar Associations, as well as the Tax Sections of the ABA. Prior to being admitted to practice law, Peter was enrolled to practice before the US Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service as an Enrolled Agent. Peter is a frequent speaker and author on mobility and tax issues and is the former Editor-in-Chief of the International HR Journal.

Peter joined the New York office of Price Waterhouse in 1982. He was admitted as partner in 1993. As a result of his deep client and regulatory expertise, Peter also served as our Quality & Risk Management leader for the global IAS practice.

Peter was responsible for our regulatory initiatives and he has worked with AICPA committees on regulatory matters affecting the profession and our clients. In this capacity, Peter has met with senior officials at the US Treasury, including the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service to discuss regulatory issues impacting the profession.

Global account management and program coordination for complex global mobility and international assignment programs. Expertise in international compensation and cross-border taxation, including tax planning & compliance, employment risk management, visa and immigration, labor/employment law, payroll compliance, and equity-based compensation programs.

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JEMAIL: Menchise, Louis (MC1987) seeking an accountant

To attract investors to my website, I need an experienced accountant who can monetize my website with respect to the number of visitors I expect to attract per month, as well as all the other parameters that go along with such an endeavor. I hope I can find that accountant here.

Thank you.
Menchise, Louis (MC1987)

[JR: Any Jaspers out there know someone who likes a challenge?]

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JFOUND: Ruff, Charles [MC1970] Maine dentist


Meet Dr. Ruff

Dr. Charles Ruff is passionate about the art and profession of orthodontics. For many years he has dedicated his time and energy to studying orthodontics, and to providing his patients with the beautiful smiles and quality experiences they expect and deserve. Dr. Ruff enjoys working with patients of all ages. He looks forward to working with you, and he welcomes all of the challenges and rewards that come with being an orthodontist.

Dr. Ruff attended Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY, graduating in 1970 with a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering cum laude. He was president of his fraternity, Omega Lambda Phi. He then attended Manhattan College on an Air Force ROTC full-ride scholarship. Dr. Ruff was elected as a junior to Tau Beta Pi, in the National Honorary Engineering Fraternity.

He started dating Rebecca Gass of Augusta, ME, while still a student at Manhattan College. She attended Long Island University - Brooklyn Center, and they were married on November 14, 1971.

After being honorably discharged from the Air Force in 1975, Dr. Ruff returned to the Boston area for dental school at the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Ruff was then accepted into the orthodontic program at Tufts, where he was elected class president.

As soon as possible, Dr. Ruff moved back to Maine after dental school and opened his practice on 73 Pleasant Street, Waterville in August 1980. He practiced there for about 6 years before building his own facility designed strictly for optimal orthodontic care at 12 Park Street, where the office continues to be located. In 1995 Dr. Ruff was certified a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, at the time, one of only six ABO Diplomates in the state of Maine.

Starting this year, Dr. Ruff will also be serving as an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Orthodontics at his alma mater Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. All of this teaching means that Dr. Ruff usually spends each Friday in Boston.


Ruff, Charles [MC1970]

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) reports John Gallagher gravely ill

Good Morning All,

We need your prayers for a very special friend to many of us. I have just received news that John Gallagher is in hospital, terminally ill and not expected to live more than a few days. John was an early member of our Retreat Team, a constant supporter and one of our best speakers at several of our Retreats. He has battled Cancer successfully on more than one occasion but it seems that the Lord is in need of a really good writer and John is being called. John over the years has been an inspiration, a good friend, a man of great wit and deep beliefs, always a good man, and if in deed this is his call, then I know that he will be up to the challenge in the Kingdom of Heaven. Please keep John, his wife, Duff, and their family in your prayers during this difficult time. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (1962)

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[JR: I am most sorry to hear that.]

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JNEWS: Minardo, Anthony A. [MC1966] BoD United Activities Unlimited


Home > Staten Island Real-Time News > Education
Staten Islander elected to United Activities Unlimited board of directors
Published: Monday, October 01, 2012, 6:24 PM Updated: Monday, October 01, 2012, 6:28 PM
Tracey Porpora/Staten Island Advance

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.. -- Anthony A. Minardo, a retired public school teacher and administrator, has been elected to the board of directors of United Activities Unlimited (UAU) for a three-year term.

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Minardo received a bachelor of arts degree in June 1966 from Manhattan College in the Bronx. He completed his graduate courses at The College of Staten Island, where he received a master's degree in secondary education, as well as a sixth-year certificate in administration and supervision. In addition, he has taken course work in the teaching education program, graduate program at Brooklyn College.

Minardo and his wife, Carol, reside in New Dorp and have three children, Anthony, Mark and Christine.

UAU is a community-based organization that provides educational, recreational and social programs for Staten Island youngsters at 30 public schools throughout the borough.

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Minardo, Anthony A. [MC1966]

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JFOUND: Lauria, Jim [MC1975] featured by Mindjet mind mapping software


Jim Lauria is a water technology executive with a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from Manhattan College.  He has over twenty years of global experience as a senior executive in the water treatment industry.  Jim is also a marketing executive, engineer, writer, blogger and water evangelist.  He is a frequent speaker at water industry conferences and has published over fifty technical articles in water trade publications. 

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Lauria, Jim [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Jim is a member of the Class of 1975.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Lauria, Jim [MC1975]

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JNEWS: Comerford, Richard [MC1968] Tinkerer Extraordinaire


This article was posted on 09/27/2012.
Richard Comerford: Editor and Engineer
Tinkerer Extraordinaire

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Bryan DeLuca: How did you become interested in Engineering?

Richard Comerford: Some say engineers are born, not made. I don’t know if that’s true or not, but from my earliest days I was doing things you could call “precursory engineering”.

When I was just 4 or 5, I loved to play in the rain, building dams, redirecting the course of rivulets, and constructing small boats to float on them. Summers at the beach meant building castles with elaborate water moats, anachronistically using dump trucks and steam shovels to construct the ramparts and towers. Once school started in the fall, I would build dioramas and model airplanes from scratch, and make crystal radios using a tubular Quaker Oatmeal cereal box to wrap the necessary wire coils. Afternoons and evening, I could watch shows like Ask Mr. Wizard and The Bell Laboratory Science Series. (I believe the host of the Bell show, Dr. Frank Baxter, was a model for The Muppet Show character Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, although many think it was Lew Grade of ITV, who backed the show. But I digress.)

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My first encounter with serious technology was in the mid-to-late 50s, when I was in my “tweens” and my Dad, who worked as a manager for Consolidated Edison of New York, was involved with one of the first commercial installations of IBM Mainframes. (Katherine Hepburn paid the facility a visit to see what a computer room was like when she was getting ready to make the movie Desk Set with Spencer Tracy.) On weekends when he went to work, I’d tag along with him and got to play with the automated Hollerith card counters that the computers were replacing. One of the technicians, John Orth, took me under his wing and showed me an oscilloscope for the first time. It was a DuMont scope, and I got to make Lissajous patterns on it, like they used in the opening of Outer Limits.

But in High School I became more interested in writing. Our house was loaded with books, and my father, mother, three brothers and I were constantly reading. A teacher I had in sophomore year really got me hooked on the world of English literature, from Beowulf and Chaucer, to Shakespeare, to Emily Dickenson and Robert Frost. By the time senior year came, I was faced with the choice of going to Fordham University for Liberal Arts or Manhattan College for Engineering. Ultimately, Manhattan College won out, but my career let me to combine both interests.

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Bryan DeLuca: What is something you think is important that not many people know about you?

Richard Comerford: I haven’t only written about technology during my career. When I was doing freelance work for Biography magazine, I interviewed Jeremy Brett, the British actor who played Sherlock Holmes in the original BBC series. It was one of the last interviews he did, and I was amazed at how very down-to-earth he was. He was the consummate professional; he had studied the character of Holmes in depth, basing his portrayal strictly based on Conan Doyle’s work as it appeared in The Strand. For example, he smoked several different types of pipes, including the favorite cherrywood, not just the overly familiar Meerschaum, and he was more likely to appear in a top hat and tails, reserving the deer stalker and Inverness cape to those infrequent trips deep into the countryside.

The role seemed to make him an “overnight success”, which was sort of a surprise to him, considering that he‘d performed in many Shakespearean roles with the Old Vic, and appeared in many movies, including War and Peace and My Fair Lady, both with Audrey Hepburn.

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Comerford, Richard [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Richard is a member of the Class of 1968.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Comerford, Richard [MC1968]

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JNEWS: Kranichfeld, Andrew “Chowder” [MC2008] Children's Book


Former Rye Hockey Player Releases Children's Book
by Anna Helhoski Neighbors 09/27/12

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RYE, N.Y. – Andrew “Chowder” Kranichfeld, a former Rye High School hockey player who lost his eyesight due to a brain tumor, published his first ever children’s book titled “Karen’s Garden” in memory of his late mother. He hopes to inspire others to achieve their goals no matter what.

“I kind of wanted to think of a way where I could honor her. She loved gardening and she was always trying to get out to garden and water the plants,” said Kranichfeld of his mother. “I was lucky where I grew up in Rye was sort of on the edge of town near Rye Brook and we actually had three greenhouses on our property and a big field so I got to garden.”

His mother died of leukemia in March 2010 while he was living in the Bronx and attending Manhattan College. Soon after, he was diagnosed with a brain tumor and cancer. He later lost his eyesight.

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Kranichfeld, Andrew “Chowder” [MC2008]

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JFOUND: Drislan, John [MC1970] aneurysum survivor


It Doesn't Always Happen To Someone Else

John Drislan Age 64 (Born Dec. 25th in Fall River, Mass.) Presently live in Mt. Pleasant, SC. Graduate of Holy Cross College, Worcester, Mass.; Masters Degree from Manhattan College New York; 23 years United States Air Force, navigator (RC-130, B-57, C-141)over 9,000 flying hours; retired as Lt. Col. Taught high school math for one year, then spent 16 years as a Personnel Officer with the Charleston School District. Retired from that position in 1996. Wife Eileen — celebrated 40 years of her tolerating me this past November. Submitted 5/29/98. 97% recovered — still get tired very easily, but I can smell the flowers,and see the sky!

Male, 63 years old. Smoker for 48 years (that is at least 350,400 cigarettes). Quit cold turkey. Hospitalized twice previous in my life, in the 6th grade and 10 years ago with colon cancer (no further flare ups).

Aneurysm discovered at 2cm, grew to an estimated 6.5cm; but the operation revealed it was 8 or 9 cm. The aneurysum was located in the descending aorta. Surgery performed on Feb. 10, 1997. Released from the hospital on the 14th. Not much pain associated with the hospital stay thanks to the use of an epidural technique. Arriving home had trouble with my bowels for a few weeks (Colace helped). It has been three months since the surgery but I feel myself getting tired a lot quicker than usual. (Really can put meaning to the saying "The spirit is willing but the flesh indeed is weak"). Presently do not take any medications.

Do most of the driving and running of errands. Minor (but pesky) irritant has been the growing back of hair on my stomach (whenever clothes rub against the new growth it is very irritating. Have found the use of lotion to keep the hairs "slicked down" has helped. Still have occasional pain on the right side and in the back, but as pointed out to me there were a lot of muscles cut and as I picked up from Bill Maple's last note there are also nerves that have to heal.

The more I read the narratives and read over mail from people on the support network I realize how fortunate I am to be alive, and that the pains and irritations that I have are minor compared to what other people have experienced.


Drislan, John [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that John received his Masters in 1970.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Drislan, John [MC1970]


JFACEBOOK: Khury, Maria [MC1977] Business Leadership Award from the Dominican Women's Development Center

The College is proud to recognize one of its alumnae, Maria Khury '77, president of Khury Travel, who will be the recipient of the Business Leadership Award at the Dominican Women's Development Center's 24th Anniversary Gala. For more information about the event, visit http://www.dwdc.org/index.php/news-and-events/details/24th_annual_gala_dinner/

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Khury, Maria [MC1977]

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) shares some prayer requests

Good Afternoon All,

I have some more prayer requests to share with you.

Please keep Kevin Dolan in your prayers. His back problems continue and no decision has been made regarding surgery. We pray that the MDs make the right decision and go forward with what is best for Kevin.

Maria Khury asks for our continued prayers for her Brother, George. George gets Chemo every two weeks which is keeping him stable. He is in good spirits and Maria tells us that he is aware of our keeping him in our prayers.The big challenge is keeping the white blood count in check and the side effects of the medication. Maria says George has been incredible. Please keep George, Maria and their family in your prayers.

On another good note, Maria's third grandchild is due today or tomorrow. Please keep Maria's Daughter, Lark, in your prayers as we pray for a smooth delivery and a healthy Baby.

Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

[JR: Prayers offered as requested.]

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JLINKEDIN: McGuire, John [MC1979] FasClampitt Paper Stores


McGuire, John [MC1979] FasClampitt Paper Stores Dallas/Fort Worth Area Paper & Forest Products

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JEMAIL: Nicholas, Douglas (MC1964) has his book on Amazon

Hi Folks,

This came in from Amazon; the book is now on sale!

And I just delivered my second manuscript to Simon and Schuster, which is a sequel to Something Red!



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Something Red
Douglas Nicholas

From debut author Douglas Nicholas comes a haunting story of love, murder, and sorcery.

During the thirteenth century in northwest England, in one of the coldest winters in living memory, a formidable yet charming Irish healer, Molly, and the troupe she leads are driving their three wagons, hoping to cross the Pennine Mountains before the heavy snows set in. Molly, her lover Jack, granddaughter Nemain, and young apprentice Hob become aware that they are being stalked by something terrible. The refuge they seek in a monastery, then an inn, and finally a Norman castle proves to be an illusion. As danger continues to rise, it becomes clear that the creature must be faced and defeated—or else they will all surely die. It is then that Hob discovers how much more there is to his adopted family than he had realized.

An intoxicating blend of fantasy and mythology, Something Red presents an enchanting world full of mysterious and fascinating characters— shapeshifters, sorceresses, warrior monks, and knights—where no one is safe from the terrible being that lurks in the darkness. In this extraordinary, fantastical world, nothing is as it seems, and the journey for survival is as magical as it is perilous.

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Nicholas, Douglas (MC1964)

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JOY: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) reports Khury, Maria [MC1977] is a repeat Gram

Good Evening All,

Some great news to share from Maria Khury. Sophia Frances Menchini checked in at 3 PM this afternoon weighing in at 7.7 Lbs. and 19 Inches long and as Maria, proud Gram for the third time, says: " Beautiful, healthy and ready to make a difference in this world." I can vouch for her beauty having seen the picture (which I am unable to attach) and we know that Sophia in Greek means Wisdom so Sophia is off to a great start. Mom Lark, Baby Sophia, proud Dad and beyond happy Maria are all doing well. Thank you for your prayers. God Bless.

Phil Colon

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[JR: Thanks, Phil. Much appreciated.]

Khury, Maria [MC1977]

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JOBIT: Gallagher, John P. [MC???? RIP] by Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

Good Evening,

It is with a very heavy heart that I share the information regarding John Gallagher's passing. As Fred Michaels said as he sent this information to Owen Mckeon, " it feels strange writing these words."

John will be Waked: Friday, 10/5/12, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

557 Lafayette Avenue
Hawthorne, N.J.
973 - 427 - 0800

Mass Of Christian Burial: Saturday, 10/6/12, 9:30 AM

St. Anthony's
276 Diamond Bridge Road
Hawthorne, N.J.
973 - 427 - 1478

Many of us knew John, loved and respected him. He was a presence,. a decorated U.S. Army Combat Veteran, a man you could rely on, a man of conviction and deep faith, a man who was not familiar with the term give up. He could help you understand just about anything in the spoken and written word, if " Spin " was necessary to help you see things straight, he could do that with the best. To my estimation, John was one of the best. He will be missed but those of us who knew him will always keep him in our hearts, prayers and thoughts and always smile when we think of him. Please keep, John, his wife Duff and their family in your prayers as we pray for the repose of his soul. Thank you Duff for sharing John with us over these many years. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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John Gallagher

GALLAGHER, John P., age 81, of Hawthorne, on Monday, October 1, 2012.

Born and raised in Jersey City, John had lived in Glen Rock for much of his life before moving to Hawthorne three years ago. He served his country as a soldier in the U.S. Army, serving with the 25th Infantry Division during the Korean War, where he earned a Bronze Star.

After his service, John made his living as a writer.

He was a parishioner at St. Anthony's R.C. Church, Hawthorne.

John was the beloved husband of Agnes (nee Duffy) Gallagher. Loving father of John D. Gallagher of Ferrisburgh, VT, Maura Callanan and her husband Michael of Severna Park, MD, Kate Duffy and her husband Kyle of Williston, VT, Colleen Ritter and her husband Scott of Pompton Lakes and Erin Campbell and her husband Kevin of North Haledon. Dear grandfather of Cara Gallagher and Luke Gallagher of Burlington, VT. Dearest brother of Jo Naughton of Nutley. John is also survived by many nieces, nephews and many loyal friends.

Funeral will depart at 9 AM on Saturday, October 6, 2012 from the Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, 557 Lafayette Ave., Hawthorne, for a 9:30 AM funeral mass at St. Anthony's R.C. Church, Hawthorne. Interment will follow at Maryrest Cemetery, Mahwah. Friends may visit at the funeral home on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the John and Amy Mewhiney Cancer Foundation, 7923 Eastern Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20910. (browningforshay.com)

Published in The Record/Herald News on October 3, 2012


Gallagher, John P. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/northjersey/guestbook.aspx?n=john-gallagher&pid=160247612

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Dear John,

John was a Seton Hall guy. He was an early member of of the Manhattan College Businessmen Retreat Team and was a very forceful presenter at a couple of our Retreats. He was a man's man, and very strong in his faith. He recounted for us how he confronted death a number of times, both on the Streets and in the Service, that strengthened his faith in God.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JFACEBOOK: Public Relations Student Society of America at Manhattan College


The Public Relations Student Society of America at Manhattan College! We are here to intensify the passion that the students of Manhattan College have for public relations.

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JOBIT: Brandner, John William [MC1958 RIP]


J. William Brandner

Brandner, John William

John William Brandner, April 1, 1937-September 20, 2012.

After a valiant fight against cancer, J. William Brandner, known as Bill, passed away on September 20th in New Smyrna Beach, FL.

Born April 1, 1937, on Staten Island, NY., Bill is survived by his wife of 25 years, Karen, of New Smyrna Beach, FL.; his children, John W. Brandner Jr, Boynton Beach, FL, Robert Scott Brandner, wife Laureen, West Hartford, CT, Kathleen Robinson, husband John Kelly Robinson, Riverside, CT, Peggy Ann Curcio, husband James Curcio, Stamford, Ct, and Jill Brandner Mollenhauer, Winter Park, FL; his brother Kenneth, sister in law, Rosann, and nieces Michele and Melissa. In addition to his children, "Grandpa Bill" is survived by his 11 grandchildren, Ashley Sprague Burke (Corey), Ryan Sprague, Robert Scott, Jr. and Molly Brandner, James Jr. and Tyler Curcio, Kyle Mollenhauer, John, Margaret, Mary Addison and Anne Robinson.

A 1958 graduate of Manhattan College, Bill had a lifelong affection for the Jaspers. Graduating as a Certified Public Accountant, Bill worked for Arthur Anderson, Inc. for many years. He left AA to join Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc. as Assistant Controller. Bill rose through the ranks, retiring in 1991, as Vice Chairman.

In his retirement, Bill had many interests and accomplishments. He was an avid boater, world traveler, and gourmet chef. One of his proudest achievements was writing a cookbook for family and friends. He loved his Tuesday night poker games with his neighbors. Bill sang in the Calvary Methodist Choir in New Smyrna Beach and performed many advisory positions for the church. He spent every tax season volunteering for AARP preparing returns for seniors.

Bill raised his children in Greenwich, Ct, spent many years in Orlando, FL and retired to New Smyrna Beach. A memorial service was held at Coronado Community United Methodist Church, New Smyrna Beach, on Friday, September 28th. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 200 Riverside Ave, Riverside, CT. 06878

Published in GreenwichTime on October 4, 2012


Brandner, John William [MC1958 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/greenwichtime/guestbook.aspx?n=j-brandner&pid=160252076&cid=full

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JOBIT: Felleman, Michael J. [MC1968 RIP]


Michael J. Felleman (1946 - 2012)

Felleman, Michael J.

Michael J. Felleman, 66, of Thornwood, NY died Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at home surrounded by his family. A local resident for 37 years, Mike was born in the Bronx on August 22, 1946 to the late Charles and Kathleen (McAllyn) Felleman.

He was a 1964 graduate of Tolentine High School and a 1968 graduate of Manhattan College. He spent almost 40 years working in the federal government, in Social Security and in US Customs. After retiring from Customs, Mike started a second career as a court officer with New York State. He served in the US Marine Corps Reserve.

Mike loved the beach, traveling and was an avid stargazer. He was a doting father and a volunteer in the community, serving as a Cub Scout leader and youth soccer coach. Most of all he loved spending the summer with his friends and family at Westwood Swim and Tennis, where he served as a board member for over 20 years.

He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Sheila, his children: Tara, Courtney (Chris) Snye and Colin (Julia), as well as three beautiful grandchildren: Delia, Declan and Charlotte. He is also survived by his brother Timothy of San Jose, CA and many nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed.

The family will receive friends at the Beecher Funeral Home, 418 Bedford Rd, Pleasantville NY on Thursday, October 4th from 7 - 9 PM, and on Friday, October 5th from 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, October 6th at 10 AM, at Holy Innocents, 431 Bedford Ave, Pleasantville, NY.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Mike's honor to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society: http://www.lls.org/#/waystohelp/donate/donateonline/. Please consider becoming a bone marrow donor with the National Marrow Donor Program.

Published in the The Journal News from October 4 to October 5, 2012


Felleman, Michael J. [MC1968 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/lohud/guestbook.aspx?n=michael-felleman&pid=160252006&cid=full

[JR: I always go a little nuts when one of my fellow Classmates passes. More nuts when they are younger than me. What can I say but " Dona Nobis Pacem" and "cusoon". Sadly!]

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JOBIT: Mitchell, John J. Jr. [MC???? RIP]


John J. Mitchell Jr.

John J. Mitchell Jr., 68, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 217 Prospect St., South Orange, N.J., on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be held at the Preston Funeral Home, 153 South Orange Ave., South Orange, on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Interment will be private.

Born in Passaic N.J., John was the son of John Mitchell Sr. and Helen Mitchell (nee Haggerty), who predeceased him. He lived in New Jersey for most of his life, most recently in Maplewood, N.J., for 32 years.

He had been a faculty member at Seton Hall University since 1977 and served as chair of the Department of Biomedical Ethics in the School of Graduate Medical Education since 1994. He also served the university as the associate dean for the College of Arts and Sciences and taught for many years in the Department of Religious Studies. While a professor, he valiantly attempted to unionize the Seton Hall faculty. He served as a clinical ethics instructor and ethics consultant at many New Jersey hospitals, including St. Michael's Medical Center, Newark, N.J.; Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Elizabeth, N.J.; JFK Medical Center, Edison, N.J.; St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton, N.J.; Mountainside Hospital, Montclair, N.J., and Jersey City Medical Center. He served as the systems ethicist for St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson, N.J.

He graduated with a B.A. in philosophy from St. Hyacinth College in Granby, Mass.; an M.A. in religious studies from Manhattan College, Bronx, N.Y., and a Ph.D. in theology from St. Michael's College of the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Mary Lou; his three daughters, Jessica Mitchell, and her husband, Jesse Rector, of West Orange, N.J.; Cathleen Mitchell and her husband. Rainer Schwabe. of Mexico City, and Mary Elizabeth of Brooklyn, N.Y. He was a beloved grandfather to his three grandchildren, Bernie, Charlie, and Eloise. He is survived by his sister, Mary Jane, and brother-in-law, Gerry Ryan of Olney, Md.; his beloved nieces and nephews, Maureen and Kevin Ryan, also of Maryland; sister, Joan Pedrazzo of Oakhurst, N.J., and in-laws, Charles Tamason and Judy Dupuis of Ann Arbor, Mich. His sister, Eloise, predeceased him.

He was a lifelong advocate for people with developmental disabilities and an active volunteer on behalf of the Arc of Union County. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Arc of Union County www.arcunion.org/ or New Horizons Resources, Inc. www.nhrny.org/.

Published in Star-Ledger on October 4, 2012


Mitchell, John J. Jr. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/starledger/guestbook.aspx?n=john-mitchell&pid=160260882&cid=full

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Dear John,

I believe that John received his Masters in 1971.

May He rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Mitchell, John J. Jr. [MC1971 RIP]

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JLINKEDIN: Fitzgerald, Thomas [MC1988] Group Leader for Advanced Remote Sensing at University of Dayton Research Institute


Fitzgerald, Thomas [MC1988] Group Leader for Advanced Remote Sensing at University of Dayton Research Institute Dayton, Ohio Area Research


Group Leader for UDRI Remote Sensing Technologies Group. Wholly responsible for developing and building new contracted research, and for managing, staffing, and participating in research programs – includes EO/IR sensor characterization, fundamental electro-magnetic scattering for novel metamaterials, and physics based National Missile Defense (NMD) interceptor engagement scenario analysis for novel focal plane development. Over 21 years of experience in electro-optics sensors and measurements technology, applied spectral-radiometry and electro-optics materials research and development.


Nano-particle scatter phenomenology, IR sensor design and characterization, advanced experiment design, photonics materials and technologies, remote sensing sensor design for applications, target discrimination/classification technology.

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JHQ: Alumni softball Saturday 10/20

Date Set for Softball Alumni Game - The Official Athletic Site of Manhattan College

Date Set for Softball Alumni Game
Release: 10/04/2012

RIVERDALE, N.Y. - The Manhattan College softball team will hold its annual alumni game on Saturday, Oct. 20 at Gaelic Park. All alumni are welcome back for a friendly exhibition game against the current team, which will get underway at 12 p.m.

Alumni who participated in last year's game are asked to wear the t-shirts they received in 2011. For those interested in playing or would like more information, please contact Head Coach Tom Pardalis at (203) 770-2600 or thomas.pardalis@manhattan.edu.

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) has some prayer requests

Good Morning,

Mike McEneney asks that we continue to pray for his friend Kevin who is still having difficulty recovering from his Cancer surgery. Let us raise the volume.

Please add to your prayers, Mike's friend, Gerry. She has had a fall, broke her shoulder and is now having severe problems with her legs retaining large amounts of fluid. We pray that the MDs find and resolve that issue quickly.

Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JOBIT: Rovere, Raphael A. [MC???? RIP]


Raphael A. Rovere M.D. (1930 - 2012)
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Raphael A Rovere M.D.

Orange, California - Raphael A. Rovere, M.D., 81, formerly of Poughkeepsie and Buffalo, died Sunday, September 30, 2012 at his home in Southern California in the care of his family.

Dr. Rovere was born to Joseph and Teresa (Orsini) Rovere in Sezze Romano, Italy, on December 26, 1930. He left Italy and journeyed to the United States as a young boy. He was raised in Poughkeepsie, and he later attended Manhattan College and Fordham University in New York. He journeyed back to Italy to attend medical school in Bologna where he received his Medical Doctorate. While in Bologna, he met and married the love of his life, Milena Marigliano, and they returned together to the United States where they settled and raised a family.

Dr. Rovere had a long and distinguished career practicing medicine for the State of New York, establishing a thriving private practice in Buffalo, and travelling throughout the States for numerous locum tenens assignments. He was a man who embraced life and dedicated himself to taking care of his family and helping others.

Dr. Rovere is survived by his wife, Milena; his son, Mario Rovere; his son, Michael Rovere, and his wife, Diane; his grandson, Dante; his brother, Joseph Rovere, and his wife, Yong Ae; his niece, Carla Lisa Rovere-Kistner, and her husband, Bernard; his nephew, Christopher Joseph Rovere, and his wife, Kayleen; his nephew, John Rovere, and his wife, Meg; and his grand-nieces, Courtney Erin and Ariel Rachel. Dr. Rovere is predeceased by his brother, Carlo Rovere, and his wife Loretto; and also by his niece, Moira Rovere Bayer.

A mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at noon at La Purisima Catholic Church in Orange, California. Burial will be at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Orange.

Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on October 7, 2012


Rovere, Raphael A. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/poughkeepsiejournal/guestbook.aspx?n=raphael-rovere&pid=160267764&cid=full

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JLINKEDIN: MC Pipe Band alum forming a group on LinkedIn


Manhattan College Pipe Band Business Network

A networking group for the alumni and students who have played in the Manhattan College Pipe Band.

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JLINKEDIN: Rice, Kevin J. [MC1978] Capt at American Eagle Airlines


Rice, Kevin J. [MC1978] Capt at American Eagle Airlines Dallas/Fort Worth Area Airlines/Aviation

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JOBIT: Henry, Bernard L. [MC???? RIP]


Bernard Henry

Henry, Bernard

Bernard L. Henry, 72, of Bethel, CT, loving husband of 44 years to Carol (Murphy) Henry died October 4, 2012 at Danbury Hospital.

Bernie was born in New York City, son of the late Winifred (Johnston) Henry of County Mayo, Ireland and Peter Henry of County Sligo, Ireland. Bernie graduated from St. Nicholas of Tolentine High School and Manhattan College with a degree in Marketing.

He loved growing up in the Bronx and working at Yankee Stadium as a youth. Bernie spent a total of 49 years in the chemical industry - 37 years at Union Carbide and 12 years at GCT, Ltd. His career took him all over the world including Saudi Arabia, Monte Carlo and Australia. It was while working at Union Carbide that Bernie was transferred to Atlanta, Georgia and met his future wife and love of his life, Carol Murphy on a blind date. After getting married in Atlanta in 1968, they moved with Union Carbide to Griffith, Indiana, Park Forest, Illinois, Mercerville, New Jersey, and Bethel, Connecticut, where they have resided for the past 32 years. Bernie and his family were longtime parishioners of St. Mary Church.

Bernie had a zest for life. He deeply valued his many friendships. He enjoyed participating in all types of sports. Through his youth he enjoyed playing stick ball and basketball. As an adult he picked up, racquetball and softball, at times playing on five softball teams at a time, usually as the team pitcher. Golf was his favorite pastime and he was especially proud of achieving two holes in one. He was a great competitor. He was the boys varsity basketball coach for St. Mary School in Bethel in the 1980s. He also loved being a spectator, attending such sporting events as the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Super Bowls, Final Four Tournaments and Masters Golf Tournaments. More recently he found great joy in cheering his grandchildren on at their sporting events. In addition to his wife Carol, Bernie is survived by his daughters, Denise Suarez and her husband Joseph, Dana Saidman and her husband Jeff, and Andrea Henry. Bernie was a loving grandfather who adored his five grandchildren, Joseph, Angela, Madeline, Christopher and Jenna. The grandchildren all loved their dear "Slick". He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Bernie was predeceased by his brother, James Henry.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00am on Tuesday October 9th in Saint Mary Church, Bethel. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Bethel. The family will receive friends at the Green Funeral Home 57 Main Street Danbury on Monday October 8th from 5 thru 8pm. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers are requested to be made to Saint Mary School 24 Dodgingtown Rd., Bethel, CT 06801

Published in News Times on October 6, 2012


Henry, Bernard L. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/newstimes/guestbook.aspx?n=bernard-henry&pid=160283303&cid=full

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JFOUND: Cruz, Carl [MC????] chief customer & corporate services officer Colorado Springs Utilities


Carl Cruz, chief customer & corporate services officer

Carl Cruz (ccruz@csu.org) earned his masters in business administration from Western New England College and a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Manhattan College.

Carl is a veteran of the United States Air Force, where he served honorably for 21 years, and retired as a squadron commander at Schriever Air Force Base, CO. With a total of 31 years of professional experience, Carl began his Colorado Springs Utilities career in 2000, serving as a manager and general manager in the corporate and customer services division.

Carl has been heavily involved in the Colorado Springs community, and is currently serving on the board of directors for Cheyenne Village, a local non-profit that helps hundreds of developmentally disabled adults live productive and fulfilling lives.


Cruz, Carl [MC????]

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ENDNOTE: Gooferment recommends the preparation of a report


Winners of the Ig® Nobel Prize
For achievements that first make people LAUGH
then make them THINK

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LITERATURE PRIZE: The US Government General Accountability Office, for issuing a report about reports about reports that recommends the preparation of a report about the report about reports about reports.

REFERENCE: "Actions Needed to Evaluate the Impact of Efforts to Estimate Costs of Reports and Studies," US Government General Accountability Office report GAO-12-480R, May 10, 2012.

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[JR: I think this says it all. I can't add a word. Other, than "ARGH!".]

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