JASPER JOTTINGS Week 47 - 2012 November 18    

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



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POSITRACTION: The "catholic" vote didn't show up

According to the news, the "catholic" (and I deliberately use the little c) didn't show up for the election.

In 2008, the "catholic" vote went 53-47 for BHO44.

In 2012, the "catholic" vote went 51-46 for BHO44.

This is in spite off the Obamacare intrusion on our First Amendment religious freedom. And, an unprecedented USA-wide pastoral letter the Sunday before the election. Also, don't forget, "pro-life" issues.

So when the "catholic" states of Pennsylvania and Maryland not only don't show up and go the "wrong way", one has to look very hard for anything positive.

Until Holy Mother Church takes "justice" seriously, the cause is lost.

* CINO politicians must be disciplined.

*  Dramatic actions, like shut downs, must be the response to tyranny.

* All "catholics" must have a hard personal review of what they really believe.

That may be a positive message.

"Christmas" "catholics" are not the problem. Those that give public scandal, like the CINO politicians, are.

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JHQ: Memorial Hall


Memorial Hall

Published on Nov 7, 2012 by manhattancollege

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JUPDATE: Grogan, John A. [MC1957 RIP] by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


On 11/8/2012 9:21 AM, reinkefj (gmail) wrote:
> JOBIT: Grogan, John A. [MC???? RIP]
> http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/stamfordadvocate/obituary.aspx?n=John-Grogan&pid=160905971

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MVIDEO: Manhattan College Cheerleaders perform at Madison Square Garden in NYC against Iona College


Published on Nov 6, 2012 by Alysha Ramnitz

Manhattan College Cheerleaders perform at Madison Square Garden in NYC against Iona College

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[JR: Yup, Jaspers are looking MUCH better than when I was in engineering skrule  ]

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JLINKEDIN: Maloney, Jim [MC1970] Vice President at Chicago Title Insurance


Maloney, Jim [MC1970]
Vice President at Chicago Title Insurance
Greater New York City Area
Real Estate

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JLINKEDIN: Okun. Paul [MC1985] lead engineer at Lockheed Missiles and Space


Okun. Paul  [MC1985]
lead engineer at Lockheed Missiles and Space
Moorestown, New Jersey (Greater Philadelphia Area)
Defense & Space

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JOY: Lavino, Timothy [MC2008] engaged to Katie Karoll

On 11/12/2012 1:30 PM, jasper fjohn68 wrote:

Might be Jasper? Got Engaged Timothy Lavino Katie Karoll

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Mike McEneney
10:46 PM
to Jasperfjohn68, Edward

Dear John,

I believe that Timothy is a member of the Class 2008.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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Lavino, Timothy [MC2008]

[JR: If FACEBOOK is to be believed, and we know everything is true on the inet, especially the BOOK of FACES, Mozel Tov! Third best type of news for me to report. Vunderbar! (For those who have forgotten, marriages are second and babies are first. Need people to pay my social security.)]

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MOBIT: Huggins, Lawrence [xMCfac]


<personal stuff>

Sad news - Dr. Lawrence Huggins (Larry to his colleagues and friends) died yesterday at Jersey Shore Memorial Hospital. He taught in the Management department for 25 years after retiring from GE in upper management. He earned his doctorate from Columbia while at GE. He was a great person to work with, very supportive of younger faculty, understanding of family needs, and a fun guy. He persuaded me to go with him to the WWII museum in New Orleans while we were in town for a conference. He was so excited about all the exhibits and telling me his own stories that went along with what was on display. He will be missed.


Dr. Carolyn E. Predmore
Management-Marketing Department
School of Business
517 De La Salle Hall
4513 Manhattan College Parkway

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[JR: I'm sharing this since some alums might remember him.]

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JLINKEDIN: Browne, Frank [MC????] President at F. X. Browne, Inc.


Browne, Frank [MC????]
President at F. X. Browne, Inc.
Greater Philadelphia Area
Environmental Services


Dr. Frank Browne, P.E. , president of F. X. Browne, Inc., is an Adjunct Professor at Villanova University where he teaches graduate level courses in 'Stormwater Management' and 'Lake, Stream and Wetland Ecology'. He has expertise in stormwater management, lake and stream ecology, watershed management, low impact site development, and wastewater management. He has published numerous scientific articles. He presented regional environmental workshops on stormwater and watershed management, and he has presented scientific papers at conferences and throughout the country.

Environmental engineering and science; lake and stream studies and restoration; wetlands- delineation and design; stormwater management; low impact development-green design; watershed management; water quality and stormwater modeling; water and wastewater management and design; GIS; laboratory services; comprehensive plans.

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MVIDEO: Amanda Beard Speaks at Manhattan College


Amanda Beard Speaks at Manhattan College - YouTube
36 min
Seven-time Olympic medalist Amanda Beard shares her Olympic journey and the struggles ...

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JHQ: November Alumni Connection

November 2012
Hurricane Sandy Update

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and the recent nor'easter, our thoughts and prayers are with the Jasper community affected by the devastation.

state of Texas


Texas Alumni Events

Texas area alumni, parents, family and friends are invited to join the College at one of our upcoming receptions. Guests will be joined by Tom McCarthy ’06, director of alumni relations. The events are complimentary but advanced reservations are required. To RSVP, please contact the Alumni Relations office at alumni@manhattan.edu or (718) 862-7977.


Dallas/Irving Alumni Reception
On Tuesday, Nov. 13, join us at La Cima Club on Top of Las Colinas (5215 N. O’Connor Blvd., Irving, TX) from 6–8 p.m. The reception will be hosted by Tom McCall ’72.


Austin Alumni Reception
On Wednesday, Nov. 14, visit Fado Irish Pub (214 W. 4th St., Austin, TX) and enjoy an evening with fellow Jaspers from 6–8 p.m.


Houston Alumni Reception
On Thursday, Nov. 15, attend a dinner hosted by Bruce Macklin ’74 at Maggiano’s Little Italy (2019 Post Oak Blvd., Houston, TX) from 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Jaspers of Arizona Dinner Reception
Thomas McCarthy ’06, director of alumni relations, and hosts Richard Brennan ’62, Bob Drake ’62 and Joe Genovese ’73, cordially invite Arizona alumni, parents, family and friends to join them for a fall dinner reception on Friday, Nov. 16 at Oakwood Country Club (24218 S. Oakwood Blvd., Sun Lakes, AZ). Cocktail reception will begin at 5 p.m. and dinner will be in the Poolside Café at 6 p.m. The event is $30 per person and advance registration is required. Please RSVP by Tuesday, Nov 13.


Pregame Alumni Reception: Manhattan v. Harvard (away)

On Friday, Nov.16, join other Jasper fans from 5–7 p.m. at Tommy Doyle’s (96 Winthrop St., Cambridge, MA) before Manhattan takes on Harvard at Lavietes Pavilion (65 N. Harvard St., Boston, MA). There is no charge for entry to the pregame get-together, and food and refreshments can be purchased directly from Tommy Doyle’s. The event, hosted by John Sasonoff ’71 and Doug Emond ’84, will be held upstairs in The Loft’s bar area. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Doug Emond ’84 at douglas.emond@gmail.com.


Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m. and game tickets can be purchased at tickets.gocrimson.com.

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JOBIT: Centofanti, Joseph J. [MC1957 RIP]


Joseph J. Centofanti

Col. Joseph J. Centofanti, U.S. Air Force ret., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. He was born Oct. 17, 1935.

In loving memory of a beloved husband, father and grandfather and our best friend, Joe will be missed by all. Survivors include sons Joseph III and Stephen; and daughter Christin, son-in-law John and grandson Jonathon. He was a loving and devoted son to his mother.

Joe was known to be the kindest, sweetest, most loving and most giving person to all. He always brought his beautiful smile to everyone. Joe helped many through his enthusiastic and energetic efforts. Everyone who knew Joe loved him.

Joe graduated from Manhattan College with a B.S. in electrical engineering, and with an M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado.

Col. Centofanti had a distinguished Air Force career of 28 years. After retirement, he continued to serve his country in the defense electronics industry.

Services: A remembrance memorial service will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Farley Funeral Home, 265 S. Nokomis Ave., Venice. A Funeral Mass will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 1301 Center Road, Venice., with a reception to follow at Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club, 499, Derbyshire Road, Venice. Interment will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, in Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810 East Clark Road, Sarasota

Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to American Heart Association, 7272 Grenville Ave., Dallas TX 75231


Centofanti, Joseph J.  [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Centofanti, Joseph J.  [MC1957 RIP]

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JHQ: Frankola, Jennifer [MC2002] practices disability law for educational rights in New York City


Alumna Becomes Civil Rights Advocate After Being Inspired by College’s Lasallian Tradition

Attorney Jennifer Frankola ’02 practices disability law for educational rights in New York City.

Jennifer Frankola ’02, Esq., a New York-based disability rights attorney, credits Manhattan College’s hands-on Urban America: Crisis and Opportunity class (now called Urban America and Catholic Social Teaching) in the Bronx as a turning point in her life.

“It emphasized in me that I wanted to do civil rights work,” she says.

Frankola describes how the class offered her practical experience outside of the classroom by working with a few community organizations in the Bronx. Initially, Frankola was not able to enroll in the class and went as far as to write a note to gain admission into it. The professor, Lois Harr, director of Campus Ministry and Social Action and now assistant to the vice president for student life, told Frankola she would let her into the class because of her tenacity.

{Extraneous Deleted}

Posted on November 08, 2012

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JOBIT: Burke, John Francis [MC1949 RIP]


John Francis BURKE
Guest Book

BURKE - John Francis, age 89, of Southport, CT, formerly of Huntington, Long Island, beloved husband of the late Irene Mary Burke, passed away peacefully on Veteran's Day, Sunday, November 11, 2012 at the Carolton Convalescent Hospital in Fairfield, CT.

Born in New York City the son of the late John and Mary Burke, he lived for many years in Huntington, prior to moving to Connecticut to be closer to his grandchildren.

Mr. Burke served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, after which he attended Manhattan College where he co-captained a championship varsity basketball team. John was a retired New York City Physical Education schoolteacher, remaining active in sports throughout his life and was a loyal fan of the NY Yankees and NY Giants. He was a proud veteran and it is fitting that he entered into eternal rest on Veteran's Day.

Survivors include two beloved children, Karen F. Monahan and her husband Tommy of Southport and Kevin T. Burke and his partner Matthew Chrichella of New York City; two cherished grandchildren, Patrick Burke Monahan and Siobhan Kathleen Monahan. In addition to his wife Irene, he was predeceased by a son, John F. Burke, Jr.; his twin sister Gloria and other siblings, Margaret, Marion and Mickey.

Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 370 7th Ave., Suite 1802, New York, NY 10001.

The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the staff at the Carolton Hospital for the compassion and care provided to Mr. Burke and his family throughout his stay there. The Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield is assisting the family with arrangements. For information or to sign an online guest register please visit www.SpearMillerFuneralHome.com

Published in Newsday on November 14, 2012


Burke, John Francis [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/newsday/guestbook.aspx?n=john-burke&pid=161055326&cid=full

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 Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Burke, John Francis [MC1949 RIP]

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JLINKEDIN: Imperato, John (Jack) [MC1979] Sr. VP - Business Operations at VIASYS Healthcare Inc.


Imperato, John (Jack) [MC1979]
Sr. VP - Business Operations at VIASYS Healthcare Inc.
Greater Philadelphia Area
Medical Devices

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JOBIT: Maexner, Edward Charles Joseph [MC1951 RIP]


Edward C. Maexner II

Edward Charles Joseph Maexner II

88, of Indianapolis died November 9, 2012. He was born May 24, 1924 in New York, NY to the late Edward and Ella Maexner.

After high school, he served as a Sergeant in the Army during World War II from 1943 to 1947. He attended Manhattan College graduating in 1951 with a Bachelor's in Civil Engineering. He consulted in many cities and worked in the cement and concrete business from 1960-82.

In 1959, he married Mary T. McKeever of the Bronx. Transferred to Indianapolis on October 31, 1967 with 4 young children in tow, they became active members of St. Monica Church where they baptized a 5th child in 1970. A devout Catholic, he provided well for and leaves a loving family who cared for him after he became victim to Alzheimer's.

Edward is survived by his wife of 53˝ years, Mary and their 5 children: Mary Beth (Joseph) Topczynski (NY), Edward Charles (Teresa) Maexner III, Beverly (Brian) Booth (IL), Leslie (James) Cole and Gabrielle (Kurt) King, and 9 grandchildren: Kellie, Nicole and Casie Maexner; Taylor, Kaleigh and Brianna Booth; Regan, Owen and Ethan King, a sister, Marilyn Reagle, cousins and several nieces and nephews. He is pre-deceased by a brother, Robert Maexner.

Visitation will be at St. Monica Catholic Church on Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 5-8 pm and Friday, November 16 at 11:30 am with services at 1 pm and a burial with military honors at Crown Hill Cemetery .

Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Edward J. Maexner to Alzheimer's Association (http://www.alz.org).

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on November 14, 2012


Maexner, Edward Charles Joseph [MC1951 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/indystar/guestbook.aspx?n=edward-maexner&pid=161050763&cid=full

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JLINKEDIN: Brock, Grace [MC2012] (Graduated) Student at Manhattan College


Brock, Grace [MC2012]
(Graduated) Student at Manhattan College
Greater New York City Area

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JLINKEDIN: Russo, Ken [MC1972] Director, Enterprise Architecture at Independence Blue Cross


Russo, Ken [MC1972]
Director, Enterprise Architecture at Independence Blue Cross
Greater Philadelphia Area
Health, Wellness and Fitness

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JLINKEDIN: Marino, John [MC1965] Judicial Case Processor at Family Court of Delaware


Marino, John [MC1965]
Judicial Case Processor at Family Court of Delaware
Greater Philadelphia Area

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JEMAIL: Delaney, Gerard M. (MC1975) resolves the Alaska question

"And, why is it part of the "United" States anyway?"

To quote the late S.I. Hayakawa, from a different context, "We stole it fair and square."

Actually, we paid the Romanovs $7.2 million. Which was a lot of money for the time.


Gerard M. Delaney '75S

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[JR: So we bought alaska and stole hawaii. Maybe we can sell them and payoff the debt?]

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

Good Evening,

Mike McEneney has asked for our prayers. Sally Behr, a friend of Mike's of nearly 60 years died this past Monday, a victim of Hurricane Sally. Please pray for the repose of Sally's Soul and for her children.

Please pray for Theresa S. who has suffered a pathological Fracture of her leg. She is a very active lady, who, as caregiver, watches very closely over her husband, Bob. Please keep them in your prayers as we pray for a quick and complete recovery. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JOBIT: Byrne, Nancy Anne [MC????]


Nancy Anne Byrne, 41
May 27, 1971 - Nov. 1, 2012
By Star staff | November 15, 2012 - 12:17pm

Nancy Anne Byrne of Woodcock Lane in East Hampton died on Nov. 1 while on vacation in Orlando, Fla. She was 41. Her familh did not provide the cause of death.

Born in Monmouth, N.J., on May 27, 1971, she was adopted and raised on Shelter Island by Bob and Anne DeStefano. She attended school on Shelter Island from kindergarten through her 1989 graduation. While in high school, she played on the field hockey and golf teams and was a class officer.

She was a strong golfer, her family said, and won the Gardiner’s Bay Country Club’s junior division in 1985 and was a runner-up four times. She continued to emulate her father, playing for fun, sinking long putts, and making incredibly long drives until the last few years of her life, they said.

After graduating from high school, she enrolled in Monmouth University in New Jersey, from which she received a bachelor’s degree in sociology in 1993. She subsequently attended — and was employed by — Manhattan College while working on her master’s degree.

At various points in her life, Ms. Byrne worked for her parents in the golf shop at the Gardiner’s Bay Country Club on Shelter Island. She also worked as a residence hall director at the State University at Stony Brook, where she was given awards for her work and dedication to the students. She also worked in publishing for two years and for the Shelter Island Police Department.

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Byrne, Nancy Anne [MC????]

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ENDNOTE: Uruguay's Jesuit leaders


Uruguay's Jesuit leaders rebuke priest for supporting legal abortion

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CWN - November 02, 2012

Jesuit superiors in Uruguay have voiced their “deep regret” that a Jesuit priest there expressed support for legislation allowing legal abortion.

The views expressed by Father Jose Ignacio Gonzalez Faus, SJ, “in no way reflect our thoughts and viewpoints,” the country’s Jesuit leaders said. The priest’s statements “have done nothing more than create confusion,” the superiors said.

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[JR: This is what happens when you don't have organizational discipline. How about the various CINO politicians?]

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