JASPER JOTTINGS Week 52 - 2012 December 23    

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



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POSITRACTION: Heros abound


CBS News/ December 14, 2012, 1:23 PM
8-year-old says teacher saved him in Conn. shooting
Play CBS News Video

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An eight-year-old student described how a teacher saved him from bullets at his Newtown, Conn., elementary school Friday morning, where at least 27 people were killed by a gunman.

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Stories of heroism emerge.

ALL that can be said is: "Lord grant us peace"?

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JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) spots an obit in the Daily News Cassidy, John Sr. [MC1967 RIP]

Dear John,

            The 12/11/12 edition of the NY Daily  News Has an obituary
for John Cassidy,'67. I have if you need it.

               May He Rest In Peace.

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December 7th, 2012

CASSIDY-John Sr. Lifelong resident of Riverdale, the Bronx. Died peacefully in his home on Friday, Dec. 7th.

Beloved father of Darci and John. Widowed husband of Mary Rose. John will be fondly remembered as a proud Irish-American,
Manhattan College grad, & Vietnam Vet (US Army). Cherished brother of Francis.

John will also be remembered for his rare gift for friendship, shown by the large number of his friends and family, and his wonderful sense of humor. He was truly loved and will be terribly missed.

Reposing at WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME, 5628 Broadway, Bronx, NY. Calling hours: Wed, 12/12 & Thursday, 12/13 from 2-5 & 7-9 PM. Mass at Visitation Church, Friday, 12/ 14, at 10 AM. Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery, Yonkers, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to All Hallows High School.

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Cassidy, John Sr. [MC1967 RIP]

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Apparently, NOT ONLY does the Daily News forbid Google from index "their" obits, but they don't use Legacy either. But they have added a search option. Argh! Would anyone like to apply for the position of "Jasper Jottings -- Daily News Obit reporter"? Argh! Argh!]

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[JR: I reviewed the 16 obits that show up in the new NYDN search obits facility. No news there. They were all reported in Jasper Jottings in a timely manner. FWIW! ]

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JOBIT: Pasquale, Vito Nicholas [MC1952 RIP]


Vito N. Pasquale (1931 - 2012)

Pasquale, Vito N.

Vito Nicholas Pasquale, 81, of Valhalla, NY. died peacefully on Thursday, December 13 at Rosary Hill Home.

Beloved husband of the late Joann (Legant) Pasquale, Vito was born in 1931 in Mt. Kisco, NY to Dominick and Agnes (Barbieri) Pasquale. He was a dedicated and loving father and grandfather and a devoted friend to many.

He was a graduate of Ardsley High School. He attended Manhattan College, graduating in 1952 with a degree in Accounting. After college he served honorably in the US Army from 1953 to 1955. Vito spent 35 years at Pfizer, retiring in 1993 as the Assistant Controller.

He is survived by his son Eric and daughter in law, Kimberly of Fairfield, Connecticut; three grandchildren, Gabriella (8), Mason (6) and Ava (3). He is also survived by two brothers, Dr. Dominick Pasquale and his wife Debra of Bloomfield, CT and Alfred Pasquale and his wife, Robin, of San Rafael, CA. along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas Pasquale formerly of Somers, NY. A mass of Catholic burial will be celebrated Tuesday December 18 at 10 AM at Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Valhalla, NY. Burial will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, NY. Friends may call Monday December 17, from 4-8PM at the Beecher Funeral Home, 418 Bedford Road, Pleasantville, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his name to Rosary Hill Home, 600 Linda Ave., Hawthorne, NY, 10532, would be appreciated.

Published in the The Journal News on December 16, 2012


Pasquale, Vito Nicholas [MC1952 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/lohud/guestbook.aspx?n=vito-pasquale&pid=161723575&cid=full

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JOBIT: Gilmore, B. Preston [MC1948 RIP]


B. Preston Gilmore

B. Preston Gilmore, age 89, of New Preston, CT and Boca Raton, FL, passed away on Dec. 10, 2012. He was the husband of Marilyn (Adam) Gilmore.

Born in North Providence, R.I., on October 20, 1923, he was the son of the late Frank and Mae (Preston) Gilmore. He graduated from LaSalle Academy in Providence, R.I., Manhattan College with a BEE degree, and Rutgers University with an MBA.

Preston was a 1st Lieutenant with the Army Engineers during World War II. He was the retired owner of WWYZ-FM, WATR-AM, and WATR-TV in Waterbury, and WNAB-AM in Bridgeport, CT.

Most of Preston's life was spent living between New Preston, CT., Boca Raton, FL., and more recently Nevada and California.Preston was an avid golfer and a member of the Lake Waramaug Country Club, Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club, and the Delray Beach Club. He enjoyed traveling the world with family and friends.

In addition to his wife, Marilyn, he is survived by two sons, Mark T. Gilmore of Southbury and Steven P. Gilmore of Woodbury; two daughters, Susan Geiger of Waitsfield, VT, and Jacquelyn M. Cloherty of Waltham, MA., nine grandchildren and one great -grandchild. He was predeceased by an infant son, Gregory, his first wife of more than 50 years, Florence (Dolly) (Thomas)Gilmore and his brother Robert Gilmore of Harwichport, MA.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec.15, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Green Hill Road, Washington Depot. Burial will follow in St. Anthony Cemetery, Litchfield.

Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14, at Rowe Funeral Home, 283 Torrington Road, Litchfield.

To send an online condolence to the family, kindly visit www.rowefuneralhome.net.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the J. Robert Anthony Cardiology Center at St. Mary's Hospital, 56 Franklin ST. Waterbury, CT. 06706-a center near and dear to Preston that he donated to for many years.

Published in Litchfield County Times from December 14 to December 21, 2012


Gilmore, B. Preston [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/litchfieldcountytimes/guestbook.aspx?n=b-gilmore&pid=161686368&cid=full

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Dear John,

I believe that Preston is a member of the Class of 1948.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Gilmore, B. Preston [MC1948 RIP]

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ADMINISTRIVIA: ObamaCare setback reported by IBD and your CIC


Big ObamaCare setback: Little-noticed court ruling lets church challenges proceed
By Andrew MalcolmPosted 12/13/2012 09:00 AM ET

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[JR: Church challenge wins a small victory that went unreported anywhere that I saw. If it wasn't for IBD and an email from Cardinal Dolan, I wouldn't have known about it. Seems worthy to report here.]

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


Good Evening All,

Nancy Maksomski has shared an update regarding her Dad, Dave. Mr. Maksomski will be returning to Colombia Presbyterian Hospital on Friday, 12/14/12. He has an Atrial Flutter that requires a Cardio Version Ablation. During the original procedure, Dave also developed a Hematoma on his leg that is causing him a lot of pain. Nancy and her family pray that Friday's procedure will keep Mr. Maksomski out of Afibrilation. If not, he may require the full procedure again in early 2013. Please keep Dave, Nancy and their family in your prayers and please keep the volume up. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

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MFOUND: Oliver Twist at the Sienna game


A Winter of Despair?
December 10, 2012 4:55 pm ET by Raymond Curren

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BRONX, N.Y. - It was Chamber of Commerce weather Sunday afternoon in Riverdale, at least if you were trying to promote some kind of bizarre Dickensian paradise. It was gloomy, wet, and cold, and when you add in the 19th century architecture both inside and outside the Manhattan College campus, I think Oliver Twist might have felt right at home.

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[JR: A report of the Sienna game. Well written and funny in spots. I just the Oliver Twist beginning was funny. And how I felt when I went to high school at the Prep. "Dickensian"! LOL! Guess it wasn't so bad. I survived. Scarred, but alive!]

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MOBIT: Tito, Joseph C. [MCAttendee RIP]


Joseph Tito, 88
Staten Island Advance By Staten Island Advance
on December 15, 2012 at 9:04 AM, updated December 15, 2012 at 9:06 AM

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - Remembered as a loving uncle with a good sense of humor, Joseph C. Tito, 88, died Tuesday in New Vanderbilt Rehabilitation and Care Center, Clifton.

He was born in the Bronx to parents who hailed from Naples, Italy, and was a toddler when he was brought to New Brighton, where he was raised with seven siblings.

Mr. Tito graduated from Curtis High School, and attended Manhattan College, where he played varsity basketball in 1941 and 1942, and was team co-captain in 1942.

His education was interrupted by World War II, however, and he served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1945, seeing action in Italy.

After his military service, Mr. Tito studied at and graduated from Wagner College, where he was on the varsity basketball team in 1946.

First employed as a school teacher, he then worked for decades as a salesman at Sears, initially in Queens and then on Staten Island. He retired from Sears in the 1980s.

"He always quoted a joke, especially from his favorite comedians like Sid Caesar and Jackie Gleason," said his nephew, Daniel Tito. "He enjoyed spending Christmas and other holidays with his 15 nephews and nieces."

A sports enthusiast in his younger years, Mr. Tito enjoyed swimming and golf, in addition to basketball. His nickname was "Jumping Joe," a tribute to his skills on the court.

Vegetable gardening in his backyard was another hobby.

Mr. Tito was a longtime member of the North Shore Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Halloran Memorial Chapter, Disabled American Veterans.

The funeral will be Monday from the Harmon Home for Funerals, with a mass at 10 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church, both West Brighton. Burial will follow in Calverton National Cemetery on Long Island.


Tito, Joseph C. [MCAttendee RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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

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JNEWS: Skvarla, John [MC1970] appointed NC Secretary of Environmental and Natural Resources


Pat McCrory Announces Three Appointments

Appoints Thomas Stith as Chief of Staff; Ambassador Aldona Wos, M.D. as Secretary of Health and Human Services; John Skvarla as Secretary of Environmental and Natural Resources

Raleigh, N.C. December 13, 2012 – Today, North Carolina Governor-Elect Pat McCrory announced that he will appoint Thomas Stith to serve as Chief of Staff in the Office of the Governor, Ambassador Aldona Wos, M.D. to serve as the Secretary of Health and Human Services and John Skvarla to serve as the Secretary of Environmental and Natural Resources.

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John Skvarla currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Restoration Systems, a premiere environmental and ecological restoration company based in Raleigh. As CEO, Skvarla guides the company in its work of restoring and protecting land and water.

Prior to joining Restoration Systems, he has served as Managing Director of an investment banking office in Raleigh and turned around a waste products manufacturing company with primary offices in Los Angeles, New York, Miami and Chicago.

His professional career began with the practice of law in 1973, where he served as an associate, and subsequently partner, of a boutique business and tax firm. In 1978, Skvarla founded and served as Senior Partner to the Raleigh, NC-based law firm of Skvarla, Wyrick and Robbins, specializing in corporate and tax matters, as well as public and private capital formations. The organization currently operates as Wyrick, Robbins, Yates and Ponton with 75 attorneys and specializes in growth business law.

From 1984 through 1986, Skvarla held the position of Chief Operating Officer of The Aviation Group, Inc. During his tenure, the company emerged as the world’s largest all-cargo airline, providing start-up and flight operation services to UPS, Emery, Purlator Courier and Burlington Northern in the overnight package industry. His responsibilities with The Aviation Group encompassed management of all operations, including 1,200 employees and 400 unionized pilots, and direct involvement in all public and private financing negotiations.

From 1987 to 1998 Skvarla held the position of Chief Executive Officer and Director for Pro Active Therapy, Inc. in Raleigh, NC. His accomplishments with the company include the acquisition and operation of over 75 physical therapy centers utilizing 450 employees in the states of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Skvarla held responsibility for all aspects of the company, including debt and equity financing transactions until its sale to NovaCare in July of 1998.

Skvarla holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Manhattan College in New York and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law. His accomplishments also include appointments to the Board of Directors for the UNC School of Law Foundation, School of Nursing Foundation and the Law Entrepreneurial Council. He has also served as the President of the Board of Visitors at Peace College in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Skvarla, John [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1970.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Skvarla, John [MC1970]

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MNEWS: Finding a Jasper connection in the strangest place … a bar! Who'da thunk?


Sunday December 16, 2012
Volume 20 Issue 46

It’s 30 years and counting for Quincy’s

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One of RP’s longest-running businesses celebrates anniversary Dec. 8

Greece native Yiannis Gatzios, the owner of Quincy's Pub & Cafe in Rohnert Park since 2001, has been with the establishment since 1983 when it was owned by John Montero.

Photo by Dave Williams
By Dave Williams December 7, 2012 12:00 am

Customers, bartenders, cooks and servers have come and gone since Quincy’s Pub & Café opened its doors in 1982, but one constant has been the presence of Yiannis Gatzios. In fact, some couples have met, married and split up at Quincy’s during his time.

Gatzios started working as a bar-back at Quincy’s in 1983 under original owner John Montero. Eventually, he became a bartender and then the pub’s manager before buying the establishment from Randy Yaple in 2001. Since the purchase, Quincy’s has been a labor of love for Gatzios.

“I’ve always loved this bar,” he said. “I’ve spent so much of my life here. And what are you going to do after 17-18 years in one job…start over from scratch? The opportunity to buy the bar came up, and I wanted the bar to continue the way it was rather than having someone buy the place who probably had never been in here before.”

Living the dream

His story is the classic tale of a man immigrating to the United States and obtaining the American dream. The native of Greece (south of Athens) came to the United States in 1979 and attended Manhattan College in New York City. He transferred to Sonoma State University a year and a half later and began working as a server at The Villa restaurant in Santa Rosa. Subsequently, he made his way to Quincy’s and has been there ever since.

He graduated from SSU, where he met his wife of 27 years, Cathryn, in 1986. He also has a daughter, Katia, who currently is attending the University of Redlands in Southern California.

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[JR: Finding a Jasper connection in the strangest places. Adding "Have a beer here and talk to an interesting fellow." to my bucket list. It's by Santa Rosa near San Fran. Who's going? Please file a story. LOL! It's better than obits.]

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JLINKEDIN: John Healy, [MC????] Lighting Consultant


John Healy, [MC????]
Lighting Consultant
New York, New York (Greater New York City Area)

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JLINKEDIN: Colacioppo, Keith [MC1997] Principal Engineer at Sun Products Corporation


Colacioppo, Keith [MC1997]
Principal Engineer at Sun Products Corporation
Greater New York City Area
Consumer Goods


Blow Molding - EBM, ISBM, Injection Molding, Problem analysis and remediation, Bottles, Caps, Spouts, PET, HDPE, PP, Walmart Environmental Scorecard, Supplier management (technical), Intellectual property, Competitive analysis

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JEMAIL: Smith, Joseph (MC2011) looking for GSS photos

Good Evening, Mr. Reinke,

Thank you kindly for having responded to our appeal. We are in need of photographs from the Class of 1960 and would greatly appreciate you sending them to us.

I receive Jasper Jottings and am a Jasper myself (MC '11). Might it be possible to have this appeal announced in the next issue of Jasper Jottings and possibly on Facebook? As we know, a good many GSS alumni attended MC and the former Manhattan Prep.

Thank you,
Joseph Smith

On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 10:52 AM, reinke wrote:
I'm GSS60. I have a boy's class picture. It's the individuals. If you don't already have it, then I'll figure out how to get it copied. Just don't want to waste everyone's time and effort. Thanks, fjohn

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Smith, Joseph (MC2011)

[JR: Anyone have any GSS photos?]

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JLINKEDIN: Micali, Jim [MC1986] Operations Executive; Managing Change, Transforming Business


Micali, Jim [MC1986]
Operations Executive; Managing Change, Transforming Business
Manhattan Beach, California (Greater Los Angeles Area)
Financial Services


An entrepreneurial leader with proven hands-on operations management across multiple service & manufacturing industries with an innate ability to quickly assess the current state, strategize a vision & tactical plans and motivate a team to execute flawlessly. Highlights include:

• Regulatory Compliance: Managed 70+ regulatory & investor audits including FNMA, FHLMC, GNMA, HUD, MHA-C, OCC and USDA with 100% satisfactory rating and 95+% on time remediation for a Fortune 100 National Mortgage Servicer.

• Service Operations Improvement: Increased payment accuracy to 92%, reduced cycle time by 67% and reduced annual expenses by $4.9MM for a Fortune 500 third-party insurance tracking company.

• Managing Growth: Managed the build-out and start-up expansion into 4 domestic service centers totaling 100,000+ sqft and supporting 800+ FTEs for the a Fortune 500 National mortgage originator.

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JLINKEDIN: Diaz-Canales, Jessica [MC2003] Director of Recruiting at PeopleFinders Plus


Diaz-Canales, Jessica [MC2003]
Director of Recruiting at PeopleFinders Plus
Greater New York City Area
Human Resources

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JOBIT: Shea, Cornelius Patrick "Neil" [MC1956 RIP]


Cornelius Shea

Shea, Cornelius
March 22, 1935 - December 15, 2012.

Cornelius Patrick (Neil) Shea was born in Newport, Rhode Island on March 22, 1935 to Cornelius and Katherine (Spollen) Shea and went to heaven on December 15th, 2012.

Neil is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Lisbeth (Sue) Nichols Shea and his children Neil (Vicki), Christopher (Mary), Lisa (Carl), and Bethany (Dan) and his grandchildren Austin, Tierney, Connor, Tyler, Nick, and Collin Shea, Kane (Ellie) Kimble and their children Haley and Bailey. He is also survived by his sister Constance Unangst, sister-in-law Linda Nichols and numerous nieces and nephews. Neil was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Bobby, and his daughter Shelley.

Neil graduated from Manhattan College with a degree in electrical engineering and went to graduate studies at Syracuse University. Beginning his career in 1955 with GE (Honeywell), he initially worked on advanced missile defense systems and then moved into computer design helping to launch an industry that changed the world in which he worked for over 30 years. After leaving Honeywell he went to work for Varian from which he finally retired from in 2007.

Neil had a keen interest in technology, history and world events and was truly a life-long learner. This, plus his unwavering principals, earned him the respect on a technical, professional, and personal level of everyone that ever worked with him or met him. Neil's commitment to his wife and family was unshakeable and a remarkable example for all to see. Beyond his family, he was genuinely interested in and cared about everyone he met. We were blessed to have Neil in our lives and already miss him more deeply than words can express.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at Huger Mercy Living Center on Friday, December 21st at 1pm at 2345 W. Orangewood Ave in Phoenix. Interment burial will take place at Holy Redeemer Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Huger Mercy Living Center located at 2345 W. Orangewood Ave Phoenix, AZ 85021. www.almoore-grimshaw.com


Shea, Cornelius Patrick "Neil" [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/azcentral/guestbook.aspx?n=cornelius-shea&pid=161823651&cid=full

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Dear John,

I believe that Cornelius is a member of the Class of 1956.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Shea, Cornelius Patrick "Neil" [MC1956 RIP]

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MTWITTER: @JasperAlum is now live?

Manhattan College ‏@ManhattanEdu
Follow the new @JasperAlum Twitter for updates on events & to reconnect with old classmates!

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JOBIT: Khury, George C. [MC1976 RIP] reported by Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) [updated]

Good Morning,

It is with a heavy heart that I share the sad news that Maria Khury's Brother, George C. Khury, Civil Engineer '76 died Monday morning. George has been called to God's side but he will not be forgotten. Our prayers for the repose of his soul go out to Maria and their family. George so welcomed and appreciated our prayers over these many difficult months, he never gave up hope and he faced his burden with grace, faith and Trust in God. Thank you George for your example.

George will be Waked at:

Flynn Memorial Home
1652 central Park Avenue
Yonkers, N.Y. 10710
Wednesday & Thursday, 12/19/12 & 12/20/12
5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Mass of Christian Burial will be at:

St. Eugene Parish
707 Tuckahoe Rd.
Yonkers, N.Y. 10710
Friday, 12/21/12
10:00 AM

Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

Khury, George C. [MC1976 RIP]

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Good Morning,

I have sent you particulars of George Khury's death. As we celebrate George's life with Maria, you may wish to sign the Family's condolences Guest Book. To do so , please hit the following. A tribute to George's life is there as well. Another good man and Fellow Jasper to be proud of. Thank you. God Bless. Phil Colon.


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MVIDEO: Merry Christmas from Manhattan College



Merry Christmas from Manhattan College

Published on Dec 20, 2012
Wishing all of our students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the College, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!



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MEMAIL: Manhattan College, Alumni Relations Office -- best for the holidays, a blessed Christmas and very Happy New Year

Dear Jasper,

As this year draws to a close, we look back on a difficult past few months, which brought unimaginable heartbreak and suffering, first in the form of Hurricane Sandy, and then the tragic shootings in Newtown, CT. These events force us to take stock of our lives and be grateful for what we have.

Manhattan College is grateful to all of its loyal alumni and friends for their support and thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

All of us at the College wish you and your family the best for the holidays, a blessed Christmas and very Happy New Year.

For a special look back at College Christmases over the years, we hope you enjoy our Christmas greeting.


Manhattan College, Alumni Relations Office

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) has another prayer request

Good Evening,

Joe Quinn asks us to pray for Alejandro Camona who died last night. Alejandro, earlier this week, suffered severe burns in a fire. Please keep Alejandro and his family in your prayers as we pray for the repose of his soul. God has called him to his side. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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ENDNOTE: "Glitter and Twitter"


Johnny Football got the Heisman and Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o got the shaft -- How on earth did Heisman voters pick Manziel over Notre Dame legend?
Posted on Sunday, December 09, 2012 at 07:41 AM

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Unfortunately, in the flash and glitter and twitter world we live in a solid performance, inspiration and teamwork counts for little when you can watch a guy with a cute nickname avoid the sack against big ‘ol ‘Bama.

Coach Kelly of Notre Dame is right, the Heisman is a joke after picking Manziel as against Te’o.

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While the Irish Central is always "on the payroll" as an Irish cheerleader, I do think they have hit of a great description of today's culture: "Glitter and Twitter". Image over substance. Style over achievement. And, "what have you done for me lately" as "opposed to laying the ground for a reliable contribution over the long haul".


No wonder the Chinese are going to displace us. It that 50 year view point.

And, I have no idea how to change it.

Sorry, but what do you expect from a fat old white guy injineer.

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