JASPER JOTTINGS Week 42 - 2012 October 14    

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



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POSITRACTION: Ultrasound equals a lot of live women


Cheap, Portable Ultrasound Could a Be Lifesaver .
Posted by samzenpus on Monday September 24, @02:09PM
from the scan-me dept.

ericjones12398 writes "Every year, around 250,000 women die due to complications from pregnancy and childbirth. New research developing cheap, portable ultrasounds could help reduce that number. From the article: 'Although diagnostic imaging is scarce in much of the developing world (mostly related to cost and portability), ultrasound imaging is a feasible technology for prototyping in low-resource settings such as developing countries. Indeed, many notable technology giants, such as GE and Siemens, are working on low-cost portable ultrasound models. GE’s Vscan is a handheld, pocket-sized visualization tool that allows for non-invasive ultrasounds. Mobisante, a startup in Seattle, takes portable ultrasound technology one step further with the MobiUS SP1 system, an ultrasound that wirelessly connects to the Internet or a smartphone for viewing results at an affordable price tag. By comparison, the large, clunky ultrasound machine most people associate with hospitals can cost anywhere from $32,000-$160,000.'"

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A quarter of a million women die because of the lack of a simple test?

Great things are possible. It's an engineering thing.

How many can we save?

With a few bucks?


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JOBIT: Schaffer, Edward V. [MC1945 RIP]


Schaffer (1923 - 2012)

Edward V. Schaffer
Merritt Island

Edward V. Schaffer, MD, died October 1, 2012, at home with his loved ones at his side. Born in Staten Island, NY, November 17, 1923, he showed his promise early in life by winning the National Soap Box Derby Championship in Akron, Ohio.

He served the Army in WWII as a private. He always said his service as a private wasn't distinguished, as he served on the special services baseball team. After WWII, Ed graduated from Manhattan College and the New York College of Medicine. The Air Force was his next stop flying as a Dr. and studying the pilots and the effects of extended flight time.

Residency in Orthopedic Surgery was then completed at Indiana University. His practice was centered around Methodist Hospital, Community Hospital and Franklin Hospital.

Living in Northwest Indianapolis, he and his friends would fly out of Metropolitan Airport as well as his farm, "Camelot". This was home to exotic animals, including tigers, guanacos, camels, pigmy horses, zebras, a kangaroo and various farm animals. Ed was an avid golfer, and could be found often at Meridian Hills Country Club. Ed always loved teaching Orthopedics to students at Indiana University. At this era in medicine you were allowed to treat your patients as humans not numbers. It was a gift and there was great joy in helping others.

He retired in 1990, moved to Atlantis, Florida, and soon was found treating migrant workers at the Caridad Clinic in Boynton Beach. Later they moved to Merritt Island, Florida and he worked at the Path Clinic in Brevard County. He was never far from a friend who needed his advice and help.

Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Mary Jo (Jodi); daughter, Paula (and husband Dusty) Noble of Orlando, FL; daughter, Kathryn Ray Jones of Palm Beach County, FL; and grandchildren, Samantha and Nicholas Jones; son, William J. Ray (and wife Lynette) of Cocoa Beach, FL; and grandchildren, John and Colin Ray; son, Jeffrey Schaffer, is now studying medicine in Cape Cod, MA; Ed's only sister, Ruthanne Kirby, lives in Zionsville, IN; his niece, Mary Ellen, also resides in Zionsville where her children, Anna and Tim, were graduates of Zionsville High; his in-laws, Susie and Wayne Miller of Cloverdale, John and Karen Carroll of Indianapolis, and Pat and Joe Wiley of Avon Park, Florida have contributed so much to Ed's family.

Ed was a very exceptional man and had friends too numerous to mention but never the less, loved.

Ed and Jodi decided to donate his body to Science Care so he can continue in death to aid in his chosen career.

Ed's favorite Charities are: Salvation Army, Covenant House, Caridad and Path Clinic.

Plans will be completed in the near future for a service - A Celebration of Life in Indianapolis.

Published in FLORIDA TODAY on October 7, 2012


Schaffer, Edward V. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/floridatoday/guestbook.aspx?n=edward-schaffer&pid=160303568&cid=full

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Dear John,

I believe that Edward is a member of the Class of 1945.

May He Rest In Peace,


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Schaffer, Edward V. [MC1945 RIP]

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JOBIT: O'Brien, Francis R. [MC1951 RIP]


Dr. Francis R. O'Brien

AUBURN | Dr. Francis R. O'Brien, 82, passed away Monday, Sept. 3, 2012.

He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on April 29, 1930. After graduating from CBA High School in Syracuse, he attended Manhattan College and went on to earn his medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. In 1952 he married Sonja Kardorff. They just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in June of this year.

He served in the Army for two years and was stationed, along with his family, at Fort Eustis, Va. Upon completing his residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology he started his OB/GYN practice in Auburn, in 1960 and continued practicing in Auburn until his retirement in 1990. Dr. O'Brien delivered over 6,000 babies during his career. He was loved by his patients and maternity nurses for his calm, casual manner and his sense of humor that always put everyone at ease.

Learning was a passion of his. He constantly read books on a wide variety of subjects and, with his children in tow, visited museums across various U.S. cities. He found it exciting to explore the Mayan ruins in Mexico each year and once ventured in his motor home into Guatemala and surrounding countries.

Dr. O'Brien also played recreational softball for many years in Auburn. He pitched for his team, the Medics, and once pitched a perfect game.

Above all, he felt most at home on his farm in Weedsport. He loved his vegetable gardens and even built a greenhouse with wood-burning stove to keep his plants warm on cold fall nights. Family and friends loved the pies he'd bake using apples, pumpkins and elderberries that he grew himself. A consummate "do-it-yourself" man, he would cut down trees on his farm to make lumber using his own sawmill. He would use the lumber to build buildings around the farm.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Sonja O'Brien; three sons, Timothy (Paula) O'Brien, of Auburn, Richard (Ruth) O'Brien, of Bothell, Wash., and Thomas O'Brien, of Weedsport; three daughters, Patricia (Donald) Hotaling-Clark, of Hannibal, Barbara (J. Stephen) Bonilla, of Auburn, and Susan Herrling, of Elbridge; 20 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Dr. O'Brien was predeceased by an infant son, Michael, in 1961. There were no calling hours.

A Mass of Christian burial was held at Holy Family Church in Auburn on Sept. 6 for immediate family members. Donations in his memory may be made to Hospice of the Finger Lakes, 1130 Corporate Drive, Auburn, NY 13021. Dr. O'Brien will be greatly missed by his family, friends and former patients.

Published in The Citizen on October 7, 2012


O'Brien, Francis R. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/auburnpub/guestbook.aspx?n=francis-obrien&pid=160309593&cid=full

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

O'Brien, Francis R. [MC1951 RIP]

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JLINKEDIN: Semon, Dave [MC1969] Independent Information Technology and Services Professional


Semon, Dave [MC1969]
Independent Information Technology and Services Professional
Washington D.C. Metro Area
Information Technology and Services

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JLINKEDIN: Magee, Karen [MC2009] Manager of Hotel Sales & Marketing at Ultramar Travel Management


Magee, Karen [MC2009]
Manager of Hotel Sales & Marketing at Ultramar Travel Management
New York, New York (Greater New York City Area)
Marketing and Advertising

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JUPDATE: Henry, Bernard L. [MC1962 RIP] by Schlickenrieder, Warren (MC1942)

JOBIT: Henry, Bernard L. [MC1962 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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from: Schlickenrieder, Warren (MC1942)
to: Distribute_Jasper_Jottings
date: Mon, Oct 8, 2012 at 2:52 PM
subject: Obit - Bernard Henry


Bernard L. Henry was a member of the Class of 1962.

May he rest in peace.

Warren Schlickenrieder '42

[JR: Thanks, Warren. Much appreciated.]

Henry, Bernard L. [MC1962 RIP]

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JUPDATE: Rovere, Raphael A. [MC1952 RIP] by Schlickenrieder, Warren (MC1942)

JOBIT: Rovere, Raphael A. [MC1952 RIP]

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

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.

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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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from: Schlickenrieder, Warren (MC1942)
to: Distribute_Jasper_Jottings
date: Mon, Oct 8, 2012 at 2:49 PM
subject: Dr. Raphael Rovere


Dr. Raphael A. Rovere received his undergraduate degree from Manhattan with the Class of 1952.

May he rest in peace.

Warren Schlickenrieder '42

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[JR: Thanks, Warren. Much appreciated.]

Rovere, Raphael A. [MC1952 RIP]

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JEMAIL: Prayer request from Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

from: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
to: jasper fjohn68
date: Mon, Oct 8, 2012 at 2:39 PM
subject: Re: Prayer Request

Good Afternoon All,

Ed Riely asks for our prayers for a good friend to so many and one of our Retreat attendees, Richard Barbuto, of Croton-On-Hudson, who died recently. Richard was a 3rd Order Dominican and a 4th Degree Knight Of Columbus. As Ed says, Richard " was buried in a simple Pine Coffin constructed by the Trappist Monks." We pray for the repose of Richard's soul, for Andrea, his wife of 40 years, their 5 Children and their families. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

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JEMAIL: Laruccia, Stephen (MC1967) BoD Santa Rosa Symphony

Hi John,

This might be of interest for Jasper Jottings:

Recently I was elected to the Board of Directors of the Santa Rosa Symphony which is the resident orchestra at the $145 million Green Music Center in Sonoma County, California.

Stephen Laruccia '67

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Laruccia, Stephen (MC1967)

[JR: Absolutely. Nice to see Jaspers sharing their talents.]

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JHQ: Former New York State Gov. David Paterson Oct. 16


Former New York State Gov. David Paterson to Speak at Manhattan College On Oct. 16

Paterson to discuss student loans with Manhattan students.

On Oct. 16, 2012, former New York State Gov. David A. Paterson will visit Manhattan College’s campus as part of a lunchtime talk with the College community. As governor during the financial crisis in 2008, Paterson made sweeping reforms in the state of New York and will offer insight to students on the current state of student loans.

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JBLOGGER: Petrone, Louis S. "Key West Lou" (MC1957) reports meeting with Kelly, Jack [MC1968]


Posted on October 6, 2012 by keywestlou

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While I was sitting there, a couple stopped by. They had been looking for me at the Chart Room. Emily sent them over to Hot Tin Roof.

I am a Manhattan College graduate. A few miles up the road is Cudjoe Key. A fellow Manhattan graduate lives there. He reads this blog religiously and occasionally comments. He too is a Jasper. Jasper is the nick name for Manhattan grads.

His name Jack Kelly. Graduated from Manhattan College in 1968. A young man compared to me. I graduated in 1957.

He was with his charming wife Sabina. A real nice person.

We talked a while. I was excited to have finally met him. He likewise was excited. We are probably the only Manhattan graduates in the Keys.

Jack did the Air Force ROTC while at Manhattan. Later was a fighter pilot. Retired from the military at some point. Now enjoys Key West and the lower keys.

Jack brought back memories of Manhattan College. He was wearing a tee shirt with writing and an emblem on it. The Pershing Rifles. The organization was a gung ho extension of the ROTC at Manhattan. Meant Jack was really into the military thing while a student. Contrasted with Louis. I left the ROTC after two years. It was enough. I hated the marching, left face, right face, etc. Officers were always shouting that I was out of step. Mentally, I would respond that it was not me. It was the rest of the group.

I actually did not go on with the ROTC after two years because a four or five year committment was required upon being commissioned. I wanted to go directly to law school. A four or five year delay was not part of my plans.

We intend to have dinner together soon.

My evening out turned into a big time winner! Dan and Nancy. Then Jack and Sabina. In between, Jean and Stephanie.

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Petrone, Louis S. "Key West Lou" (MC1957)

Kelly, Jack [MC1968]

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JHQ: Manhattan Monthly October 2012

Join Manhattan College in the Hispanic Day Parade
Alumni, students, family and friends are invited to march along Fifth Avenue in this year's Hispanic Day Parade on Sunday, Oct. 14.

Career Fair on Oct. 17
Representatives from about 80 companies will converge on the Manhattan College campus on Wednesday, Oct. 17 in Draddy Gymnasium from 12-4 p.m. for the annual career fair. Students and alumni interested in job prospects, internships and co-op positions will have the opportunity to speak with representatives.

Long Island Alumni Reception

Join the College on Thursday, Oct. 18 at The St. James (190 Second St., Mineola, NY) from 6-9 p.m. for an evening cocktail reception with Thomas McCarthy '06, director of alumni relations, Noah LeFevre, senior associate director of athletics, and Matt Grady, associate head coach of men's basketball. Jim O'Leary '75, proprietor of The St. James, will host the event, and the cost is $40 per person ($25 for young alumni from the classes of 2002-2012), which includes open bar and hors d'oeuvres. REGISTER»

MC Crew Alumni Row

The Manhattan College Crew team invites all to an alumni row at the Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse in Swindler Cove Park on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 10 a.m. with lunch to follow. The suggested donation to attend the event is $25 per individual or $50 for a family. Please RSVP by emailing crew@manhattan.edu.

California AlumniEvents
Manhattan College is coming back to California. Mark your calendars for the following dates and please join us for one (or more) of the events. For more information and to register, please visit http://manhattan.edu/alumni.

San Francisco Reception

Monday, Oct. 22, 2012
The Brick Yard (1787 Union St., San Francisco)
6–8 p.m.

Newport Beach Reception

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012
The Cannery (3010 Lafayette Rd., Newport Beach)
6–8:30 p.m.

Los Angeles Alumni Breakfast

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012
LA Market at JW Marriott LA Live Hotel (900 West Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles)
8–9:30 a.m.

San Diego Happy Hour Wine Tasting

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012
Wet Stone Wine Bar (1927 4th Ave., San Diego)

Basketball Season Preview on Oct. 25

The alumni relations office invites alumni and friends to come and greet Manhattan College's men's and women's coaches and learn more about the upcoming 2012-2013 season. The annual season preview will take place on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m. in newly refurbished Draddy Gymnasium, adjacent to the Joseph P. Kearney '67 Track (guest parking available in the Draddy Lot). Enjoy food and drinks with fellow sports fans and discuss the teams' prospects and season outlook. The cost is $35 per person and includes beer, wine, and heavy hors d'oeuvres.

Open House Alumni Brunch

On Sunday, Oct. 28, the Alumni Relations office and President Brennan O'Donnell cordially invite you to attend our annual Open House Mass and Alumni Brunch, a special event for families with prospective students. Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. in the Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers followed by a 10:30 a.m. brunch in Dante's Den. At 12 p.m., a welcome address will be made in the Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers. Advance reservations are required.

Athletic Hall of Fame to Induct Eight

The 2012 Manhattan College Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on Saturday, Nov. 10. This year's inductees include: Richard Alexander '81 (track and field), James Amandola '02 (men's lacrosse), George Fisher '74 (golf), Fran Fraschilla (men's basketball coach), Sandy Gordon '88 (women's basketball), Bo Kucyna '81 (men's soccer), Travis Lyons '98 (men's basketball) and Tiffanie Poole '00 (track and field).

New York City Alumni Club Fall Reception

Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 28 for a special networking reception entitled Why Thrillers Appeal to Us featuring author Michael Ledwidge '92. Michael is the author of three crime fiction novels and the co-author of eight worldwide bestselling thrillers written with James Patterson '69. The reception will be held from 6-9 p.m. at Mutual of America (320 Park Ave., New York, NY). The cost is $40 per person ($25 for 2002-2012 graduates), which includes hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and a copy of Ledwidge's recently published novel, Zoo.

Gulf Coast Club Luncheon, Sarasota, FL

Join other Florida Jaspers on Friday, Nov. 30 for our Gulf Coast Luncheon. The luncheon, hosted by Neil O'Leary '60, will be held at the University Park Country Club (7671 The Park Blvd., Sarasota, FL) at 12 p.m. The cost of the event is $25 per person. For more information and to register, please contact Neil O'Leary '60 by phone at (941) 358-7720 or email cjoleary@yahoo.com.

Pregame Alumni Brunch and BB&T Classic: Manhattan v. GWU

On Sunday, Dec. 2, join the College in our nation's capital for a pregame brunch reception at Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant (808 7th St. NW, Washington, D.C.) before Manhattan takes on George Washington University at the Verizon Center in this year's BB&T Classic. The reception will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and is $35 per person. It includes a brunch buffet, refreshments and your choice of brunch beverage (mimosa or bloody mary).

After brunch, alumni, family and friends are invited to watch Manhattan play GWU at the 17th annual BB&T Classic. Maryland and George Mason will play in the second game of the double-header. The tentative start-time of the Manhattan game is 12:30 p.m. Purchase tickets (on sale Oct. 13) at ticketmaster.com. For more information, please visit www.ccfdc.org/bbandt-classic.

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JLINKEDIN: Francisco, Leandro [MC2012] Design / Shop Manager at Woodland Remodeling & Cabinetry INC


Francisco, Leandro [MC2012]
Design / Shop Manager at Woodland Remodeling & Cabinetry INC
Harrison, New York (Greater New York City Area)

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JOBIT: Pintauro, Francis Neil "Frank" [MC1973 RIP]


Francis Neil "Frank" PINTAURO

PINTAURO - Francis Neil "Frank", of North Haven and Williston Park died at his home on Sunday, October 7th. He was 61.

Frank was born to Anthony and Dorothy Pintauro on June 9, 1951. He graduated from Brooklyn Prep High School in 1969 and Manhattan College in 1973.

He was the youngest Vice President in NBC history at the age of 27. At Showtime he rose to the rank of Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer of Red Group. In 2011 Red Group was named Best In-House Agency of the year by PromaxBDA.

Frank's passion was striped bass fishing. He was also a collector of antique fishing lures, and he was one of the founders of the Salt Water Lure Collectors Club.

Frank is survived by his wife of 32 years Kathy, his two sons Anthony and David, his mother Dorothy, his sister Barbara (Stephen) Lobosco, brothers Ritchard (Lynnette) and Robert (Laura) Pintauro, sister-in-law Beth (Bob) Kelisek and brother-in-law John Minkowsky. He als leaves behind 14 nieces and nephews; Danielle, Samanthe, Stephen, Daniel, Melissa, Megan, Jaclyn, Michael, Jill, Bob, Michael, Jack, Elizabeth and Benjamin.

The family will receive friends and relatives at Yardley and Pino Funeral Home on Thursday, October 11 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at St. Andrews Roman Catholic Church on Friday, October 12 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Andrews Cemetery.

Published in Newsday on October 10, 2012


Pintauro, Francis Neil "Frank"  [MC1973 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/newsday/guestbook.aspx?n=francis-pintauro&pid=160344500&cid=full

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

Good Evening,

Ed McEneney asks that we pray for an old friend of his from IBM. Ken Sundmacker died today, Tuesday, 10/9/12, in a Nursing home in Westchester. Ed first met Ken at IBM in the late 60s at the White Plains IBM Sales Branch Office. For the last several years Ken lost contact with most people. Ken's Parish was St. Francis of Rome in the Bronx. He graduated from Sacred Heart High School in New Rochelle and Fordham University, Rose Hill Campus. Ken was Army ROTC and served as a 1st LT, Armor Division, Ft. Knox, Kentucky.He was with IBM for 35 Years.

Ed is hopeful that some of you may be able to attend Ken's Wake.

Wake: Saturday, 10/13/12

@ Clarks Funeral Home, Katonah, N.Y.

Mass: Saturday, 10/13/12

@ St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Katonah, N.Y.

Please keep Ken and his family in your prayers as we pray for the repose of Ken's soul. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon


JHQ: new Jasper Athletic Club

RIVERDALE, N.Y. - The Manhattan College Athletic Department is pleased to announce the formation of the Jasper Athletic Club. This new fundraising arm will allow alumni, family and friends of the program to directly contribute to the success of the student-athletes on each of Manhattan's 19 Division I athletic teams.

Athletic Director Bob Byrnes said, "This exciting new club provides our loyal fans with an opportunity to directly invest in our student-athletes and provide fun opportunities for Manhattan alumni, parents and friends to get together and share a common bond that we all have-Jasper Athletics.

"The support that alumni, family and friends of the program lend to the Jasper Athletic Club will assist our student-athletes in being successful both on and off their respective fields of play."

There are several levels of membership, each of which includes Jaspers memorabilia, as well as invitations to exclusive receptions and other special events. Donors also have the option to make a gift to the general athletic fund or can earmark their gift to a specific program. All donations are tax-deductible, and many corporations have a matching-gift program.

Click here for more information on the Jasper Athletic Club or to make your donation.  http://goo.gl/GtnrF


JHQ: JasperLink, our on-line job posting system


Dear Alumni,

If you haven’t already done so, please register for JasperLink, our on-line job posting system to view and apply for job opportunities. You may use random numbers in place of ID number. In the near future, we will be using JasperLink to send out job leads and other career related information for alumni. I will notify everyone beforehand.

Also, please note that the Annual Manhattan College Fall Career Fair will take place next week - October 17, 2012 from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm in Draddy Gymnasium. There will be representatives from about 80 companies in attendance. A list of employers is attached … The event is open to all Manhattan College Students and Alumni.

Hope to see you there.


Bernadette Hicks

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JNEWS: Sopko, Adam [MC2010] is an Ironman


Barrett Township native competes in triathlon
By Wayne Witkowski
Pocono Record Writer
October 05, 2012

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Barrett Township native Adam Sopko has competed in nearly 50 endurance races around the East Coast as well as in Alabama and Texas but not in the Poconos until last Sunday when he had a 4:24.56 finish, the 21st best time, in the Ironman 70.3 Pocono Mountains triathlon. It qualified him for the national championships that take place next Sept. 8 at Henderson, Nev.

The Poconos Ironman competition included a 1.2-mile swim at Tamiment Lake that he covered in 26:44, a 56.4-mile bicycle race where he finished 2:27.33 and a 13.1-mile half-marathon that he ran in 1:26.01.

Added to that time is another 4:41 for going from one event to the other.

There are professional and non-professional age group categories and Sopko's time was the best in the 18 to 24 age group in the nonprofessional category and sixth overall in that group.

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Sopko first got interested in triathlon competition during his sophomore year at Manhattan College as a double-major in market and finance.

He competed in different sports while growing up, including youth baseball, and competed in varsity tennis at Scranton Prep. At Manhattan, he said he wanted to try a different sport and competed for the crew team in the fours and eights and worked his way to team captain.

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Sopko, Adam [MC2010]

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JOBIT: Moran, William F. [MC???? RIP]


March 1, 1925 - October 4, 2012
Walden, NY

Dr. William F. Moran of Walden, former Superintendent of Valley Central Schools, passed away on October 4, 2012, with his family at his side. The loving husband of the former Carol VanWyck of Nyack, NY, proud father of Judy (John) Mottola, Bill (Patricia), Mike (Tracey) and Bob Moran, grandfather of eight and great-grandfather of two, "Doc" was 87 years old.

Bill was born March 1, 1925 and raised in Manchester NH, attended Manhattan College, received his masters from the City University of New York and earned his Doctorate in Education from Fordham University. He served with the Brothers in New York City before setting off on a career of teaching and coaching, beginning at Tappan Zee High School in Piermont, NY. Although he had a short coaching career, due to a promotion to Assistant Principal, Coach Moran took the Tappan Zee men's basketball team to a PSAL title in 1957-58 and earned Coach of the Year honors two years in a row.

As an educator, Dr. Moran was appointed the Valley Central Principal in 1963 before taking over as Superintendent only one year later. Bill would remain in this position for nearly twenty years. Under his leadership, the district grew in terms of facilities, students and curriculum to the point where it was once the 5th largest school district in the country. He also guided the district toward tripling the rate of students acquiring a Regents diploma while turning Valley Central athletics into an Orange County power house. He would go on to serve as the Executive Director of both the Mid-Hudson School Study Council and NYS School Boards Association in Albany, representing the interests of kids and teachers across NY State.

With his passion for athletics and the value of competition never far from his mind, for 16 years (1983-1999) Dr. Moran served as Section IX's first Executive Director where he was widely regarded as its most influential director. He would also serve for 17 years on the NYS Public High School Athletic Association Executive Committee where he worked tirelessly at ensuring leagues in his section teamed up to re-write the section constitution and bring fair representation in athletics. In 2008, he was inducted into the NY State Public High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, October 12th, at 4:30 p.m. at the Most Precious Blood Catholic Church, Walnut St., Walden, NY, with a celebration of Bill's life to be held at the Osiris Country Club following Mass.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial donations be made to the following organizations: Montgomery Food Pantry, PO Box 423, Montgomery, NY 12549 and Josephine-Louise Public Library, 5 Scofield Street, Walden, NY 12586.

For directions or condolences please visit millspaughfuneralhome.com Arrangements were made by Millspaugh Funeral Directors.


Moran, William F. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.millspaughfuneralhome.com/obits/obituary.php?act=entertrib&id=211107

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Dear John,

I do not find anything in my stuff for a William F.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JNEWS: Floyd, Stacy Cowen [MC????] Auburn High HoF


Home > News from The Post-Standard > Cayuga County
Hall inductees named
Published: Thursday, October 04, 2012, 6:00 AM Updated: Thursday, October 04, 2012, 6:00 AM
The Post-Standard
By Ormie King
Contributing writer

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Once again, the Auburn High Hall of Fame Committee has come up with seven more outstanding individuals.

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Next is Stacy Cowen, now Stacy Floyd. Floyd played varsity softball, soccer and basketball for Coach Bob Lee and was captain of the AHS softball and soccer teams. She earned all-league honors in all three sports and she went on to play softball at Onondaga Community College for two years, where she led the team to the nationals and was named MVP of the regional tournament.

She then played softball at Manhattan College, where she set the NCAA Division I records for season and career batting averages. She was awarded the MAAC Player or Pitcher of the Week 10 times, and she was invited to try out for the 1996 U.S. Olympic Team.

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Floyd, Stacy Cowen  [MC????]

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JOBIT: Sullivan, John F. [MC???? RIP]


John F. Sullivan, 85, longtime Basking Ridge resident, real estate agent
Posted: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 1:35 pm | Updated: 1:41 pm, Tue Oct 2, 2012.

John F. Sullivan, 85, of the Basking Ridge section of Bernards Township, passed away on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at Morristown Medical Center.

Born on Jan. 5, 1927, in New York, N.Y, he was the son of the late Jeremiah and Mary Sullivan. He grew up in Bronx, N.Y., and settled in Basking Ridge 40 years ago.

Mr. Sullivan was a World War II Navy veteran and a longtime parishioner at St. James Church in Basking Ridge.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Manhattan College and an MBA from New York University. His career progressed through varied work experiences, including many years at American Standard, where he rose to the position of vice president of marketing. He switched careers later in life, becoming a successful real estate agent with Weichert Realtors in Bernardsville.

Mr. Sullivan will be best remembered as a hard-working, kind and generous family man who was loved by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann, of Basking Ridge; two daughters, Karen Sullivan and Barbara Henderson, both of Basking Ridge; his son, John Sullivan; and two sons-in-law, Douglas Henderson and Peter Knize.

Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4 at the Galloway and Crane Funeral Home, 9 Church St., Bernardsville. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 5 at St. James Church, 184 S. Finley Ave. in Basking Ridge.

Visit www.gcfuneralhome.com for more information.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations in memory of John F. Sullivan to the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills at www.visitingnurse.org or the Basking Ridge First Aid Squad at www.brfco.com.


Sullivan, John F. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: none cited

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JOBIT: Urtz, Raymond P. [MC1961 RIP]


Raymond P. Urtz

Raymond P. Urtz, age 73, retired Director, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, NY, passed away peacefully October 8, 2012.

He was born July 11, 1939, in Utica, a son of the late, Raymond and Margaret Myrtle Kelly Urtz. He graduated from LaSalle Academy in NYC, received a Bachelors degree in Physics from Manhattan College in 1961, Masters degree in Systems Management from University of Southern California in 1974, and graduated in 1986 from the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, VA.

Ray was united in marriage to the former Maureen Murphy on August 26, 1961, in St. Marys Church, Flushing, NY; she died August 19, 2011. He was a member of St. Pauls Church.

Ray had a 44 year career at Griffiss Air Force Base, starting as a physicist in 1961 at RADC and retiring as Director of Rome Lab, in 2005. He received many awards and honors, including the Harold Brown Award for excellence in research and development in 1982, Harry Davis Award for research and development accomplishments in 1983, and the Presidential Meritorious Rank Award in 1993 and 2000. He served as the Board Chair for Griffiss Local Development Corporation, the Griffiss Institute and the Central New York Defense Alliance. In 2005, Ray received a Leading EDGE Award and an Outstanding Civilian Career Service Award from the Air Force for 44 years of dedicated service.

Ray's personal life revolved around his family. He had a tremendous love for his wife, Maureen, children and grandchildren. He was an avid reader and would often be seen walking at a fast pace along the streets and sidewalks of Rome.

Ray is survived by two daughters and their spouses, Bernadette Jean Urtz and Marcus Rebick of Oxford, England, and Eileen Mary Urtz and Christopher Schoberl of New York City; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Margaret Mutz of Franklin, TN, and Mary and James Curran of Bayside, NY; grandchildren, Adam Rebick, and Molly, Zachary and Ethan Schoberl.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 9:45 AM from the Barry Funeral Home, 807W. Chestnut Street, and a Mass of Christian Burial with Fr. Robert Kelly, officiating, at 10:30 AM at St. Pauls Church. Burial will be in St. Marys Cemetery Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home, Sunday 2 to 5 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Jervis Public Library. Please offer online tributes or light a candle at: www.BarryFuneralHome.com

Published in The Observer-Dispatch on October 11, 2012


Urtz, Raymond P. [MC1961 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/uticaod/guestbook.aspx?n=raymond-urtz&pid=160358473&cid=full

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JHQ: Upcoming Alumni Events

Saturday, October 13 Spiked Shoe Alumni Event, MC, XC Invitational

Sunday, October 14 14:00 Hispanic Day Parade - Latino Alumni Club

Thursday, October 18 18:00 Long Island Reception @ The St. James

Sunday, October 21 10:00 MC Crew Alumni Row

Monday, October 22 18:00 San Francisco After-Work Reception

Wednesday, October 24 18:00 Newport Beach Cocktail Reception

Thursday, October 25 08:00 Los Angeles Alumni Breakfast
18:00 San Diego Happy Hour Wine Tasting
18:30 Basketball Season Preview Reception

Sunday, October 28 10:00 Open House Alumni Brunch

Saturday, November 10 11:30 Alumni Society Meeting
16:00 Athletic Hall of Fame Reception

Friday, November 16 17:00 Boston Alumni Pregame Reception (Manhattan v. Harvard)

Wednesday, November 28 18:00 NYC Alumni Club: Fall Reception

Friday, November 30 12:00 Gulf Coast Club Luncheon

Sunday, December 2 10:00 Alumni Pre-Game Brunch Reception
12:00 Manhattan vs. GWU: BB&T Classic Basketball Tournament

Thursday, December 6 18:00 South Jersey Alumni-Admissions Reception

Friday, December 7 17:00 Pre-game Alumni Reception: Manhattan vs. Marist (away)
19:00 Radio City Christmas Spectacular

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COMMENT: Pisco, Jay T. [MC1980] Mechanical Engineering

(coast2coast2night) commented on JNEWS: Pisco, Jay T. [MC1980] Commissioner Westchester County Public Works

Jay is my father. The news articles are incorrect. He has a mechanical engineering degree from manhattan college. As I stated above the news articles cited this incorrectly. Biomedical bachelor degrees wouldn't help much as Comissioner of public works and transportation. Thanks.

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[JR: Humorously when I read this I though: "Maybe he could give CPR to taxpayers when they see the cost of 'public works'." As a little L libertarian I couldn't resist. However since the commenter seems to feel that setting the record straight, I do to.]

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ENDNOTE: Coke’s Supply Chain solves Diarrhea


Piggybacking On Coke’s Supply Chain To Deliver Aid

You can get a Coke just about everywhere in the world, even places where you can’t get medicine. So ColaLife thought: "Let’s just send the medicine with the Coke."

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Diarrhea kills 800,000 kids under the age of five every year--deaths that we can easily avert by administering oral hydration salts and zinc tablets. The challenge is getting the treatment to where it’s needed.

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Why can't we have more these great ideas?

Beats the heck out of me! No profit margin?

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