JASPER JOTTINGS Week 30 - 2013 July 28    

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



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POSITRACTION: Suicide? Drugs? Any death is a wakeup call


Cory Monteith, Star of Hit Show 'Glee,' Found Dead

from AP 14 Jul 2013, 6:08 AM PDT 48

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(AP) Cory Monteith, star of hit show 'Glee,' found dead
VANCOUVER, British Columbia

Police say actor Cory Monteith, star of the hit TV show "Glee," has been found dead in a Vancouver hotel.

The 31-year-old Monteith, who played the character Finn Hudson on the TV series about a high school glee club, was found dead in his room on the 21st floor of the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel on Vancouver's waterfront at about noon Saturday.

Deputy Police Chief Doug Lepard says there is no indication of foul play. Monteith's body was found by hotel staff after he missed his check-out time, Lepard said.

"We do not have a great deal of information as to cause of death," Coroner Lisa Lapointe said.

Lepard said Monteith had been out with people earlier and that those people are being interviewed.

Monteith had voluntarily entered rehab for substance abuse problems in April.

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A young man's death.

For whatever reason, by whatever cause, is sad.

I don't watch GLEE. Never watched it. He was reportedly talented play a good character.

This death should remind us that we all have limited time and that we should alert to reach out and help our fellow travelers on the road of life.

I've known one person who committed suicide and at least one who died of drugs. I regret that I couldn't help.

Hopefully, I don't miss other opportunities.

Saving a life must be great gift to both parties.

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MNEWS: Alma Mater gets some Bball ink


The rumble
Last Updated: 4:20 AM, July 21, 2013
Posted: 12:22 AM, July 21, 2013

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Emmy Andujar didn’t take any classes this summer, but the versatile Manhattan College forward’s summer has been a learning experience nonetheless.

The Rice graduate and Bronx product has spent much of June and July playing with the Puerto Rican National Team. By far its youngest player, Andujar said his veteran teammates taught him a lot, particularly the mental side of the game.

“The older guys on the team, they’ve been through [everything], they’ve been out of college six or seven years,” the rising junior told The Rumble’s Zach Braziller. “They already know what it takes. It felt good, because at Manhattan I have to lead always. Coming on this team, I was the underdog, the rookie, they had to lead me. It had to be the one to listen instead of talking.
Emmy Andujar

“It’s going to help me become more of a leader on and off the court, knowing what to tell my guys before and after games, just being that glue guy for my team.”

Andujar, whose mother is from Puerto Rico, played with the 18-and-under team in high school and was invited to tryout in June. He made the team and went to China with the squad for three weeks for the 2013 Stankovic Cup, which included scores of professional standouts overseas and former NBA players. Puerto Rico finished fourth out of six teams, going 2-3.

As part of the trip to China, the team visited group homes, met with children and went sightseeing. They were also mobbed, asked for autographs and to pose for pictures, when wearing their Puerto Rico shirts.

“It’s crazy how packed the street is and how everyone noticed us and showed us a lot of love,” Andujar said.

Andujar said he thinks the experience will pay off, using the lessons he learned and bringing them with him to Riverdale this season. He hopes to help the Jaspers to a MAAC crown this winter — they reached the conference championship game last March — and down the road would like to play for Puerto Rico again, possibly even at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.

“I’ll stay in contact [with them],” he said. “Hopefully I can get the opportunity again. It’s a pride thing, to represent my country.”

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[JR: I dispute the reported about "classes". Not every lesson in life cones from "Yack in the Box". And, Puerto Rico = "my country". Why isn't Puerto Rico it's own country?]

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JUPDATE: Riebling, John W. [MC1976] ided by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

 Dear John,

               I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1976.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Riebling, John W. [MC1976]

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JFOUND: Riebling, John W. [MC????] Eagle Strategies LLC


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JOBIT: Coleman, Michael James [MC1952 RIP]


Michael James Coleman


Michael James Coleman, 85, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013 at Paradigm Health Care Center in Prospect.

He was the husband of Veronica "Ronnie" (McKeon) Coleman. He was born January 27, 1928 in New York, NY son of the late Thomas and Mary (Kennedy) Coleman.

Michael proudly served as a Paratrooper in the United States Army during World War II, and he was an alumn of Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY, Class of 1952. He was the Associate Dean for Administration at the Yale School of Medicine prior to his retirement.

He was a Councilman in New Jersey, a Lay Minister at St. Bridget Church, and in his free time was an avid Sailor, Hiker, Golfer, loved listening to Irish Music, and above all loved spending time with his family.

Besides his wife, Michael is survived by four sons Michael and his wife Colette Coleman, Kevin and his wife Sherrie Coleman, Joseph and his wife Kathy Coleman, and Robert and his wife Patricia Coleman; four daughters Mary and her husband Dan Fernandez, Nancy and her husband Kevin Columbia, Eileen and her husband Kurt Tiefenthaler, and Veronica and her husband Luke Ziccardi; a sister Marie Frances Coleman; and sixteen grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother Thomas Coleman.

Michael's funeral will leave from the Alderson Funeral Home of Cheshire, 615 South Main St, 06410 on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 9:30AM for a mass of Christian Burial at 10AM in St. Bridget Church, 175 Main Street, Cheshire 06410. Burial with full military honors will follow in Cheshire Hillside Cemetery, Wallingford Rd, Cheshire 06410. Calling hours will be held on Monday, July 22, 2013 from 4PM to 8PM at the funeral home.

Donations in his name may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or St. Bridget Church, 175 Main St, Cheshire, CT 06410. To view these arrangements online, send a condolence, or light a memorial candle please visit www.aldersonfuneralhomes.com.

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Coleman, Michael James [MC1952 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/nhregister/guestbook.aspx?n=michael-coleman&pid=165939098&nocache=true&cid=addentry&sign=0#sthash.zmfrI2SJ.dpbs

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JUPDATE: Fegan, Karen Maria [MC1975 RIP] revised guestbook link

JOBIT: Fegan, Karen Maria [MC1975 RIP]

Karen Maria Fegan, Former Teacher of the Year
By James O'Toole on Sat, 07/20/2013 - 16:57 Obituaries

Karen Maria Fegan, a longtime resident of New Rochelle, died on July 20, 2013, due to complications from pancreatic cancer. She was 61.

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[JR: Updating with a more usual Legacy guestbook link.]


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JLINKEDIN: Pietrzak, Ted [MC1964] Senior Consultant at PerformanceEDGE


Pietrzak, Ted [MC1964]
Senior Consultant at PerformanceEDGE
Syracuse, New York Area
Management Consulting

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JOBIT: Bryden, Robert Edward [MC1957 RIP]


Robert Edward Bryden

Robert Edward Bryden, 79 of Kearny died on Saturday July, 20, 2013 in Christ Hospital, Jersey City.

The funeral will be from the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny on Wednesday at 9:30 AM. A funeral mass will be offered in St. Stephen's Church, Kearny at 10:30 AM. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Visiting will be on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. Born in the Riverdale section of the Bronx Bob lived in Kearny for the last 25 years.

He graduated from Xavier High School in Manhattan, NY, received his B.A. in Mathematics from Manhattan College and later earned is M.A. in Industrial Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology in 1963. Bob was an industrial engineer for many years in several pharmaceutical companies.

He later was a driver for Barney Limousine in Kearny for many years before retiring in 2004.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 25 years Ellen (Seremba); his sons Robert Jr. (Linda); Joseph (Kellie) and Peter (Grace); siblings Mary Bryden, Richard (Ronnie) and Thomas (Maureen); grandchildren Reanna Bryden,Grant Bryden and Tommy Mongno. Bob also leaves behind his daughter-in-law Noriko Bryden; mother-in-law Irene Seremba; sisters-in-law Margaret Seremba; Seton Brown (Jim), brother-in-law Tom (Jessa) and may nieces and nephews and dear friends. He was predeceased by his son James Bryden and his parents Thomas and Winifred (O'Neil) Bryden.


Published in The Jersey Journal on July 22, 2013


Bryden, Robert Edward [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/jerseyjournal/guestbook.aspx?n=robert-bryden&pid=165979172&cid=full

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Bryden, Robert Edward [MC1957 RIP]

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JLINKEDIN: McCann, Bill [MC1975] Product Marketing Specialist at BASF Building Systems


McCann, Bill [MC1975]
Product Marketing Specialist at BASF Building Systems
Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area

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JNEWS: Ripp, Joseph A. [MC1973] CEO of Time Inc.


Joseph A. Ripp Named Chief Executive Officer of Time Inc.
Press Release: Time Warner Inc. – 3 hours ago


Time Warner Inc. (TWX) today announced that Joseph A. Ripp will become the Chief Executive Officer of Time Inc. Mr. Ripp, a former top Time Inc. and Time Warner executive, is currently the Chief Executive Officer of OneSource Information Services, Inc. and will begin his new role in September.

In March, Time Warner announced plans for the legal and structural separation of Time Inc. from Time Warner through a spin-off. Following the separation, Time Inc. will be an independent publicly traded company.

Time Warner Chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes said: “Joe is a seasoned executive who has been immersed in the intersection of digital, advertising and publishing for the past decade. He is respected as a strategic leader who has delivered financial results throughout his career, and he also happens to have a thorough understanding of Time Inc.’s business. We have great confidence that Joe will maximize Time Inc.’s iconic brands, scale and industry-leading position to create value for its stockholders.”

Mr. Ripp began his media career at Time Inc. in 1985, and held several executive level positions there and at Time Warner over the course of nearly 20 years. Mr. Ripp first joined Time Inc. as Assistant Comptroller and was elevated to Senior Vice President, CFO and Treasurer of Time Inc. in 1993. Mr. Ripp then served as Executive Vice President and CFO of Time Warner Inc. from 1999 to 2001, when he became CFO of America Online. In 2002, Mr. Ripp was named Vice Chairman of America Online where he oversaw advertising, technology, operations, marketing, human resources and legal until he left the company in 2004.

Mr. Ripp said, “I’m privileged to have this rare opportunity to lead a company I’m passionate about at such a significant moment in its history and future. Knowing Time Inc. as I have, I’m confident that it has all the elements for success as it enters a new chapter as an independent public company– industry leadership, strong executives, powerful brands, great journalistic talent, and a track record of innovation.”

After leaving Time Warner in 2004, Mr. Ripp was President and COO of Dendrite International, a leading provider of sales, marketing, clinical, and compliance solutions for the global pharmaceutical industry. From 2008 until 2010, he served as Chairman of Journal Register Co., owner of more than 50 newspapers and over 350 multi-platform products. In 2010, Mr. Ripp entered into a partnership with GTCR, a leading private equity firm, to form Cannondale Investments. In 2012, GTCR and Cannondale Investments acquired OneSource Information Services, Inc. As CEO of OneSource, Mr. Ripp built a world class, digitally focused marketing and information services platform that provides online business information and sales intelligence solutions.

Mr. Ripp was a member of the Board of Directors of Greenfield Online until it was sold to Microsoft in 2007. He has also served on the Boards of Whittle Communications and American Express Publishing. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Manhattan College and the Board of Directors of the Advertising Educational Foundation. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Lighthouse International in NY and an Emeritus Director of the Ad Council.

Mr. Ripp will succeed Time Inc. CEO Laura Lang, who had advised Time Warner that she did not want to continue in the role following the spin-off. Mr. Bewkes added: “I want to again thank Laura for her professionalism and for her contributions to the company that have positioned Time Inc. well for this next phase in its history.”

About Time Warner Inc.

Time Warner Inc., a global leader in media and entertainment with businesses in television networks, film and TV entertainment and publishing, uses its industry-leading operating scale and brands to create, package and deliver high-quality content worldwide through multiple distribution outlets.

About Time Inc.

Time Inc., a division of Time Warner, is one of the largest branded media companies in the world. The company's magazines reach more than 110 million Americans each month, and its websites attract nearly 50 million unique visitors each month. With influential brands such as TIME, PEOPLE, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, InStyle, and REAL SIMPLE, Time Inc. is home to celebrated events and franchises including the FORTUNE 500, TIME 100, PEOPLE's Most Beautiful and SPORTS ILLUSTRATED'S Sportsman of the Year.

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Ripp, Joseph A. [MC1973]

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JNEWS: Carpenito, Chris [MC1996] CFO of the Year Construction/Real Estate Winner


CFO of the Year 2013: Construction/Real Estate Winner
Winner: Chris Carpenito, Hess Construction and Engineering Services Inc.
CFO of the Year 2013: Construction/Real Estate Winner
Joanne S. Lawton / Staff

Moriah Costa

Chris Carpenito, Hess Construction and Engineering Services Inc.

Carpenito, 40, is CFO at Gaithersburg-based Hess Construction, a contracting and construction management company that works almost exclusively in the education sector, building facilities such as libraries and schools. It has just under 100 employees.

The company’s 2012 revenue was about

$200 million. Carpenito, who was born in Brooklyn, now lives in Ellicott City, Md. His past posts include vice president of strategy and planning at Turner Construction Co. and consultant and auditor at Arthur Andersen LLP.

Education: Bachelor’s in accounting and computer relation systems, Manhattan College

Family: Married; three children, 11, 10 and 5

Proudest achievement as CFO: My last few years here, to reduce the overhead and operating expenses of the company. It’s going to be almost 50 percent this year in the reduction over the last three years. Getting to the bottom line by streamlining our business and creating efficiencies.

What person had the most influence on you? My mentor was the former president and CEO of Turner Construction, [Robert Fee]. I worked with him when I got out of college, and he was one of my clients when I was at Andersen. When I joined Turner I worked directly for him until he retired in 2003.

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Carpenito, Chris [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Chris is a member of the Class of 1996.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Carpenito, Chris [MC1996]

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JFOUND: Calamari, Peter E. [MC1967]


Peter E. Calamari

Practice Areas
Banking and Financial Institution Litigation
Class Action Litigation
Employment Litigation and Counseling
Intellectual Property Litigation
Securities Litigation
Structured Finance and Derivatives Litigation
Transnational Litigation


Fordham University School of Law
(J.D., magna cum laude, 1973)

Manhattan College
(B.E.E. 1967)

Peter Calamari has 30 plus years of experience representing clients in complex commercial litigation, particularly in the financial services industry. Over the years he has been involved in some of the most significant international disputes, as well as responsible for oversight of cases producing some of the biggest settlements in US history for his clients, with recoveries totaling in excess of $15 billion. Recently, Mr. Calamari has focused on representing institutional investors in claims involving complex financial products in court proceedings and international arbitrations. He was the lead attorney for Washington Mutual, Inc. in connection with its claims against JP Morgan Chase which resulted in a settlement valued at $ 7.5 billion. Currently, he is the lead attorney for MBIA in connection with its multibillion claims against Bank of America and others arising out of collapsed RMBS. Also he represents the extraordinary commissioner of Parmalat in his effort to recover amounts for the Parmalat bankruptcy estate. Additionally, Mr. Calamari has represented parties in the Enron litigation, the Holocaust litigation, the Banco Ambrosiano collapse, the BCCI collapse, the Drexel collapse and the EF Hutton check kiting scandal.

He is a magna cum laude graduate of Fordham Law School, where he also was an adjunct professor of law. Between 2000 and 2004, he was a managing director at Credit Suisse, assisting in various administrative functions at the most senior level. In that capacity he helped organize a new division specializing in hedge funds, private equity and alternate capital investments.

Chambers USA (2013) reports that Mr. Calamari is highly regarded for his commercial litigation expertise and praised for his “excellent instincts and great courtroom presence.”

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Calamari, Peter E. [MC1967]

[JR: And, unless he's gone senile, do NOT play bridge with him. He was the only one at fat old white guy ingineering skrule that was better than me. He was amazing. His favorite contract was 3NT. And, he say to me "Your the only one who drives me crazy". Yes, I'd bif a major with nothing higher than a ten. Just to mess him up. And heaven help anyone playing us as partners in "ghoulies", (No shuffle, deal three or four at a time. Great for strange distributions. I once held 2 aces and Q high suited, where Pete bid 6 of my suit. I swear he saw it in my glasses. Glad to see he landed on his feet!]

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JLINKEDIN: Rountos, Konstantine John [MC2005] Ph.D. Candidate Marine and Atmospheric Sciences

Rountos, Konstantine John [MC2005]
Ph.D. Candidate at School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University, SUNY SB
Greater New York City Area

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JOBIT: Cosulich, William F. [MC1949 RIP]


Death Notice or In Memoriam

COSULICH - William F. of Syosset, NY on July 21, 2013.

He was founder and first president and CEO of his own engineering company, William F. Cosulich Associates, which began in the mid 1960's. His firm deals with all aspects of environmental engineering including sewage and water systems, landfills, incinerators and all other issues dealing with the environment. From his start as a Long Island firm, he expanded into New York City, New York State, New Jersey and other U.S.A. areas. Bill was also involved in engineering projects in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Argentina and areas of northern South America. As his firm began to grow, he took in two partners Miro Dvirka and Nicholas Bartilucci. Some years later, Cosulich decided to form a subsiderary company named Dvirka and Bartilucci. Both entities continue today. To let younger engineers advance, he decided to retire at age 65.

He then began volunteering with the International Executive Service Corps and workd with the World Bank and U.S. Aid. He spent months solving environmental problems in such countries as Romania, Poland, Hungary and Bosnia.

He is an engineering graduate of Manhattan College and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was a loving husband and father.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Anne, his son of Marlboro, New Jersey, William F. Cosulich, MD and his daughter Jeanne Cosulich DiProperzio of Rye, NY. Beloved grandfather of William and Michael Cosulich of NJ, Patricia Cosulich of CA, Anthony, Joseph, Mary, and Anne-Marie, Catherine, Vincent, Lisa and John-Paul DiProperzio of Rye, NY.

Reposing at Beney Funeral Home, 79 Berry Hill Rd., Syosset, NY. Visiting Tuesday and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral Mass Thursday 11:00 AM at St. Edward Confessor RC Church, 205 Jackson Ave. Syosset, NY. Interment Holy RoodCemetery, Westbury, NY.

Published in Newsday on July 23, 2013


 Cosulich, William F. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/newsday/guestbook.aspx?n=william-cosulich&pid=165996204&cid=full#sthash.YtNUdzHD.dpbs

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Cosulich, William F. [MC1949 RIP]

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JOBIT: Loehr, Walter Joseph [MC1950 RIP]


Dr. Walter J. Loehr

Dr. Walter Joseph Loehr passed away at his home on July 19, 2013. Born in 1937 to German immigrants, Johanna and Anton Loehr, Dr. Loehr was raised in Brooklyn, NY. He was predeceased by his older brother, Robert Loehr in December, 2012.

Dr. Loehr attended parochial grammar and high school, and graduated pre-med with honors in Biology at Manhattan College in New York. He was accepted at Cornell Medical School in New York City in 1959 and graduated in 1963, the same year he married Elizabeth Ann Moran.

Dr. Loehr then completed an extended seven year residency in thoracic, vascular and general surgery at New York Hospital (now New York Presbyterian) in 1969. As chief surgical resident, Dr. Loehr was part of the team to perform the first double lung, open heart transplant at New York Hospital under the direction of Dr. Richard C. Lillehei in 1969.

Dr. Loehr served as a Major in the United States Air Force from 1969-1971 at Tinker AFB in Oklahoma.
In 1971, Dr. Loehr began his surgical practice at Watts Hospital in Durham, joining Dr. James E. Davis on Broad Street. He served as Chief of Surgery at Durham County General Hospital from 1984-1994. As Chief, Dr. Loehr successfully advocated for the official dedication of the James E. Davis Ambulatory Center.

Dr. Loehr was an instructor for the Duke University Medical Center Surgical Residency Program, and an adjunct professor at UNC Memorial Hospital. Dr. Loehr pioneered bariatric surgery in Durham and specialized in wound care.

He later joined Regional Surgical Associates and continued his career at Durham Regional with rotations at Lincoln Hospital as well.

He received numerous professional awards, including Charter Membership with the American Society of General Surgeons and Honorary Lifetime Member of the William Osler Medical History Society of the Bowman Gray School of Medicine. Dr. Loehr attended Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Durham, Hollow Rock Racquet and Swim Club, Metrosport Athletic Club, the YMCA in Durham, and Buckhorn Pistol Range.

Dr. Loehr was an expert on Civil War Medicine and medical history as well as on ballistics and wounds. He was also honored to share his other passion for Norman Rockwell's art with the community whenever possible.

Dr. Loehr retired in 2003 and was able to pursue other interests, including his love of croquet. He volunteered for Meals on Wheels and was honored as a "Geezer Extraordinaire" for his service to Habitat for Humanity of Durham. He shared through example his love of exercise and sports, for which his children are grateful. Dr. Loehr received numerous awards in tennis, racquetball, squash, and pistol and skeet shooting. Dr. Loehr will be remembered most of all by his children and loving friends for his generous humble spirit, quiet wisdom and focus on life's simple but important gifts.

Dr. Loehr is survived by his four children, Dr. Stephen P. Loehr of Chapel Hill, Michael M. Loehr of Seattle, WA, Kristina L. Morrison, J.D. of Tempe, AZ, and Anita M. Loehr of Tempe, AZ. He was a beloved "Opa" to four grandchildren, Millicent and Carson Loehr of Chapel Hill, and Nicholas and Anthony Morrison of Tempe, AZ; son-in-law, Ted Morrison of Tempe, AZ, and daughters-in-law, Dr. Laura R. Loehr of Chapel Hill, NC and Dorann P. Loehr of Seattle, WA.

A funeral service for Dr. Loehr will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 10:00 AM in the Howerton & Bryan Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed in Dr. Loehr's name to Habitat for Humanity of Durham, 215 N. Church Street, Durham, NC 27701.

Dr. Loehr is under the care of Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home. Online condolences may be submitted to www.howertonbryan.com, select obituaries.

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Loehr, Walter Joseph [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/newsobserver/guestbook.aspx?n=walter-loehr&pid=165992347&cid=full#sthash.JqdWMNYP.dpbs

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Dear John,

I believe that Walter is a member of the Class of 1950.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Loehr, Walter Joseph [MC1950 RIP]

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JHQ: Mets vs. Rockies August 7


Mets vs. Rockies Alumni Outing

Join the College at Citi Field on Wednesday, August 7 as the Mets face the Colorado Rockies. The cost of the loaded ticket is $75 and includes admission to the park and seating in the Shea Bridge Terrace (exclusively for Manhattan College alumni and guests) as well as $30 to use anywhere in the stadium (food, beverages, merchandise, etc.) Game time is 7:10 p.m.

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JLINKEDIN: Kenney, Larry [MC1977] Vice President at FinSecure


Kenney, Larry [MC1977]
Vice President at FinSecure - A W.R.Berkley Insurance Company
Greater New York City Area

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JOBIT: McGahan, Joseph "Joe" [MC1962 RIP]


Joseph McGahan
(Died July 21, 2013)

Dr. Joseph (Joe) T. McGahan

Age 72, of Leesburg, Virginia passed away on July 21, 2013 surrounded by his family. Joe was born on January 5, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York. Joe is survived by his wife, Anne Marie McGahan, and his three children, Kristin (McGahan) White and husband Michael, Katherine (McGahan) Luther and husband Terrence, and Justin T. McGahan. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Marissa McGahan, Madeline White, and Kayla Luther. Joe was a loving husband, father, grandfather, friend and a devout Catholic. He will be deeply missed.

Joe attended Manhattan College and went on to earn a Doctorate in Physics from Notre Dame University. He was a dedicated nuclear physicist who has worked at SAIC for more than 40 years and provided vital research on national security for the United States. Joe loved photography, traveling, reading, family, and faith. He was a compassionate man who saw the best in everyone.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.colonialfuneralhome.com.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in Leesburg, Virginia.


McGahan, Joseph "Joe" [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/Batesville/guestbook.aspx?n=joseph-mcgahan&pid=165983354

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Dear John,

I believe that Joe is a member of the Class of 1962.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McGahan, Joseph "Joe" [MC1962 RIP]

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JOBIT: Purtell, Jeremiah "Jeff" [MC1953 RIP]


Jeremiah Purtell (1929 - 2013)
Death Notice

Jeremiah "Jeff" Purtell
December 22, 1929 - July 20, 2013
Pawleys Island

Jeremiah "Jeff" Purtell of Arlington, VA died on Saturday, July 20, 2013. He was 83 years old.

Jeff was born December 22, 1929 in the Bronx, NY, son of the late Mary & Patrick Purtell, natives of County Kerry, Ireland. He graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School and Manhattan College in the Bronx as well as served in the US Army & Army Reserves.

After marrying Brenda Coffey Purtell, also from the Bronx, they moved to Fairlawn, NJ briefly before residing in Allendale, NJ for 38 years where Jeff was active in community affairs as a Life Member and Treasurer of the Holiday Observers; Committee chairman of Troop 59 BSA; baseball and soccer coach for the Allendale Athletic Association; as well as a Lector at Guardian Angel RC church.

He retired from AT&T (formerly Western Electric) in 1995 after 38 years of service. During his career he served in New York City and Newark, NJ conducting wage & salary studies; as well as a consultant in Labor Relations for manufacturing locations nationwide.

As President of the New Jersey Self Insurers Association, he chaired a coalition that successfully achieved major reforms in NJ's workers' compensation law, receiving the NJ General Assembly's Highest commendation for the outstanding work he rendered to the workers and business community. Jeff also was appointed by Governor Tom Kean to a task force to review workers' compensation benefits.

Jeff and Brenda moved to Pawleys Island, SC and were active members of the Precious Blood RC Church from 1996 until moving to Virginia in 2012.

He is survived by wife Brenda; children Maureen Malloy of West Chester, PA, Patrick Purtell of Arlington, VA, Michael & Jennifer Purtell of Glenside, PA, Jeremy & Jessica Purtell of Alexandria, VA, Meghan & Stu Ballatt of Mountainside, NJ and Dan & Jill Purtell of Arlington, VA; grandchildren Timothy, Christopher & Daniel Jeremiah Malloy, Margaret, Jeremiah "Jake" & Matthew Purtell, Genevieve & Jeremiah "Jack" Ballatt, Michael & Melissa Purtell and Josephine & Henry Purtell.

He was pre-deceased by his brother Thomas Purtell of Johnstown, PA and his sister Margaret Purtell of Gainesville, FL.

A memorial mass will be announced in the near future to allow family & friends to celebrate his life.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St Jude's Childrens Hospital.

Published in The Sun News on July 28, 2013


Purtell, Jeremiah "Jeff" [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/myrtlebeachonline/guestbook.aspx?n=jeremiah-purtell&pid=166003372&cid=full#sthash.Rtk8qzJY.dpbs

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Dear John,

Jeremiah is a member of the great Class of 1953.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Sorry for your loss; I know that Obits in my class year make me nuts.]

Purtell, Jeremiah "Jeff" [MC1953 RIP]

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MFOUND: Alma Mater weighs in on "Immigration Reform"


July 23, 2013
Catholic College Presidents Call for Immigration Reform with a Path to Citizenship

The following letter was sent July 18 as the House of Representatives began debate on immigration reform. More than 90 Catholic university presidents, including three Lasallian institutions, La Salle University, Manhattan College in New York and St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, as well as dozens of academics, joined together in sending the letter to every Catholic member of the House of Representatives.

As educators, the universities stand with the U.S. Conference of Bishops in urging Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform policy that includes earned citizenship. As the letter states “Catholic teaching values the human dignity and worth of all immigrants, regardless of legal status…no human being made in the image of God is illegal.”

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[JR: Of course, I don't agree with their approach politically. But then I don't agree with the current system either. Eliminate individual and corporate welfare. Then, anyone, who shows up to work, is welcome. "We" take their fingerprints, criminal check, health check, and give them a green card. "Welcome to the land of opportunity". I agree no human being is "illegal". But the politicians and bureaucrats have messed us up badly. Normally I'd make this an endnote, but it's in "Jasper News".]

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JOY: Morrissey, Jim (MC1997) reports that Carbonaro, Krystyn Meyers [MC1998] had a baby girl with some help from Carbonaro, Rich [MC1997]


I wanted to pass on some great news. Another Jasper baby was born in the last couple of weeks:
Krystyn (Meyers-’98) and Rich Carbonaro (BS-’97, ME-’99, currently a part-time Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MC) welcomed Camryn Shea on July 11. Coincidentally, this date was also Krystyn and Rich’s 10-year wedding anniversary. What a birthday present!

Camryn, their third child (daughter Carleigh is 9 years old, and son Hayden will be 6 in September) was 8 pounds and 15 ounces at birth.

Jim Morrissey (BS ’97, ME ’99)

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Morrissey, Jim (MC1997)

Carbonaro, Krystyn Meyers [MC1998]

Carbonaro, Rich [MC1997]

[JR: Mozel Tov and congrats to the happy couple. Rich will have no excuse to forget their anniversary now. Good planning!]

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JEMAIL: Mawn, Joseph (MC1963) reports Mawn, Theresa (MC2001) was married

Mawn, Joseph (MC1963) reports:

Mawn, Theresa (MC2001) married Christos Tsakalakos on July 20, 2013 at St. Margaret's Church.

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[JR: Congrats to all involved. Thanks for sharing. Next to babies, I like weddings next.]

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JLINKEDIN: Henderson, James Jr. [MC????] Executive Advisor Gainspeed, Inc.


Henderson, James Jr. [MC????]
Executive Advisor Gainspeed, Inc.
Greater Philadelphia Area
Broadcast Media


Senior Strategy and Operations Executive. Board of Director Advisor


Seasoned Strategy and Operations Executive with extensive entrepreneurial experience innovating companies into market leadership positions in competitive short cycle B2C and B2B environments including integrated communications, digital media, broadband, interactive, mobile, wireless and advertising. Strong results-oriented thought leader who drives positive change and inspires others to achieve revenue growth, operational excellence, and quality, while reducing defects and costs. Advocate of change, able to quickly gain trust and buy-in from management, colleagues and team members to improve efficiency and profitability. Skilled at leading multiple functions including Finance, IT, Strategy, Purchasing, Supply Chain, Distribution, Logistics, Manufacturing, Customer Service, Marketing, R&D, Technology, Construction and Engineering within a variety of cultures.

Key areas of expertise include:

• Corporate and Business Unit Revenue Generation
• Business Strategy/Planning/Modeling
• Product/Service/Technology Commercialization
• Operations Planning and Execution
• P&L Management/Reporting/Controls
• Major Capital and Opex Expenditures
• Negotiations and Contracts
• Change Leadership and Management
• Optimization of Organizations, Processes and Procedures
• Best Shoring/Outsourcing/Near Shoring
• Deal Structuring/M&A/Due Diligence
• Acquisition Integration, Divestiture & Turn Around
• Large Scale Technology Implementation & Deployment

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JNEWS: Hart, Ben [MC????] launches a fitness and wellness network


New fitness-wellness site launched — Qinetic.com, a fitness and wellness network, was recently launched. The site enables health and wellness professionals, enthusiasts and fitness groups to showcase lifestyle activities. One of the co-founders is Poughkeepsie native Ben Hart, a graduate of Manhattan College and former boxing Olympic trial candidate and a personal trainer in New York City. Hart is CEO along with co-founders Eric Brody, chief financial officer-chief operating officer and Liam Lynch, chairman.

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Hart, Ben [MC????]

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Dear John,

I do not find anything in my 'stuff' for Ben.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JNEWS: McSpedon, Ed [MC1973] CEO of HNTB Advantage Business Unit


Ed McSpedon Named CEO of HNTB Advantage Business Unit
He leads a team of design-build professionals collaboratively delivering advanced technical and innovative infrastructure solutions with leading contractors.

An executive-level engineer, Ed McSpedon also is a member of the HNTB Companies board of directors.

Particularly in an era of declining federal funds and limited state and local dollars, infrastructure owners continue to move toward alternative delivery methods, such as design build, for their largest and most complex projects.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 25, 2013

HNTB Corporation Executive Vice President Ed McSpedon, PE, has been named CEO of the firm’s HNTB Advantage business unit, focused exclusively on design-build projects and programs. He is based in the firm’s Los Angeles office.

“Particularly in an era of declining federal funds and limited state and local dollars, infrastructure owners continue to move toward alternative delivery methods, such as design build, for their largest and most complex projects,” said Harvey Hammond, PE, HNTB executive chairman. “At HNTB, our design-build experts work in a highly collaborative environment with contractor clients to deliver advanced technical and innovative solutions for a wide range of infrastructure programs.”

McSpedon, who has been with the firm since 1995, has three decades of experience in both the public and private sectors of the transportation industry. An executive-level engineer, he is a member of the HNTB Companies board of directors and has previously served as HNTB’s director of corporate development, identifying and overseeing strategies to grow the firm, and he has managed the design and construction of some the country’s largest public works programs. Past design-build project experience includes the Alameda Corridor Trench in Los Angeles and the San Francisco International Airport extension for the Bay Area Rapid Transit District.

Quickly becoming a preferred alternative delivery method, design-build construction streamlines project delivery through a single contract between the owner and the design-build team. Projects can be completed more efficiently and safely, mitigating risks to schedule and costs for contractors and owners.

“HNTB is committed to being the leader in this market,” said McSpedon. “Our focus on technical excellence and building long-term, value-based relationships with our private- and public-sector clients allows us to deliver exceptional results on the largest, most complex design-build infrastructure projects and programs.”

Current HNTB design-build projects include the Interstate 405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements project in Los Angeles, the Kamehameha segment of the Honolulu High-Capacity Transit Corridor Project, the State Route 99 Alaskan Way Tunnel project in Seattle, the BART Warm Springs Extension Project, the “Green Build” Terminal 2 West Building and Airside Expansion project at San Diego International Airport, and the new Levi’s Stadium for the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif.

To date, 47 states and Puerto Rico have adopted the design-build process as a way to deliver large, complex projects faster and within extremely constrained budgets. HNTB supports nationwide adoption of the design-build project delivery method.

“When it makes sense, all infrastructure owners should have the option to use design-build to speed and streamline complex project delivery,” said McSpedon.

McSpedon is active in numerous national associations as well as civic organizations in the Los Angeles area. This includes serving on the board of directors of the Construction Industry Round Table, as well as memberships with the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Construction Management Association of America, and the board of directors of the Los Angeles Sports Council. He has a Master’s degree in civil engineering (transportation) and a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering (structural/transportation) from Manhattan College. He also has earned a certificate in management from the University of Southern California Graduate School of Business Administration.

HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure solutions firm serving public and private owners and construction contractors. With nearly a century of service, HNTB understands the life cycle of infrastructure and addresses clients’ most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. Professionals nationwide deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, program delivery and construction management. For more information, visit http://www.hntb.com.

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McSpedon, Ed [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Ed is a member of the Class of 1973.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McSpedon, Ed [MC1973]

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JNEWS: Guido, Antonette “Toni” [MC????] joins Elliman Real Estate In Armonk


Guido, Flores Join Elliman Real Estate In Armonk

by Tom Renner
Real Estate

ARMONK, N.Y. -- Associate broker Antonette “Toni” Guido and licensed sales agent Vanessa Flores have joined Douglas Elliman Real Estate's Armonk brokerage.

“We are thrilled that Toni and Vanessa are joining the team at Douglas Elliman,” said Gabe Pasquale, Executive Vice President and Regional Director “Together, they bring a vast knowledge of business and financing, tenacity and professionalism, and a dedication to their clients which make them both a great fit for Elliman.”

Guido, a real estate attorney, has brought those skills to her career as a real estate agent. Having represented clients in real estate closings throughout Westchester, she can identify issues before they arise and ensure that any problems are dealt with expeditiously and effectively.

At the age of 26, Flores purchased her first “to be built” home and was instrumental in dealing with the general contractor and sub-contractors. She earned her real estate license in 2006. Flores also has a a 10-plus year accounting and finance background working at large companies such as IBM, PriceWaterhouse, Coopers, KPMG, and Stone Point Capital.

Guido received her undergraduate degree from Manhattan College and a doctorate of Law from Fordham Law School. She has lived in various parts of Westchester, and currently resides with her three children. Flores holds a degree in accounting from Iona College and currently lives in Putnam County with her husband, six-year old daughter and four-year old son.

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Guido, Antonette “Toni” [MC????]

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Dear John,

I do not find anything in my 'stuff' for Antonette.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JFOUND: Farrell, Thomas [MC????] Senior Managing Director of Global Construction


Thomas Farrell
Senior Managing Director of Global Design and Construction, Member of Management Committee, and Member of Investment Committee, Tishman Speyer Properties, L.P.

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Tom, is the Senior Managing Director of Global Construction at Tishman Speyer Properties, L.P. Mr. Farrell joined the firm in 1995 and directs it’s design and construction activities worldwide. Since joining TSP in 1995 he has had a leadership role in high-rise projects such as the North Tower in São Paulo, the Hearst Tower in New York, and other major New York projects, including the redevelopment of the retail areas and public spaces of Rockefeller Center and a headquarters project for a global investment bank in downtown Manhattan. Previously, Mr. Farrell spent over nine years managing the design and construction of major projects at Olympia & York. During his tenure with O&Y, Mr. Farrell served as Project Director for Phase Two of the Canary Wharf project in London, as well as the Santa Fe project in Mexico City. He sits on the Boards of the New York Building Congress and the ACE Mentor Program of Greater New York. Mr. Farrell serves on the Board of Trustees of Manhattan College. He is a licensed Professional Engineer. Mr. Farrell holds a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College.

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Farrell, Thomas [MC????]

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) asks for the Mom of is son's best friend

Good Afternoon All,

Please keep in your prayers and raise the volume for Mrs. Lucia Andreakos. Mrs. Andreakos is the Mother of one of my Son Scott's Best Friends and Business Partner, Dino. She is going in for testing for Lymph Node Cancer and the possible migration of the Cancer into her bones. This good woman has dealt with Cancer successfully in the past and we pray that the test results prove to be benign and that whatever the results, that the MDs are able to deal with them. We pray for Dino, Mrs. Andreakos and their family, that they continue to find peace and comfort in God's Love and Grace. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JFOUND: Goldberg, Michael [MC1984] Mentor at Thomas Edison State College


Mentors at Thomas Edison State College

The College has approximately 687 mentors who facilitate learners’ academic progress. Thomas Edison State College mentors are selected because of their academic and experiential preparation as well as their commitment to serving adult students. Like our students, mentors come from many places. They may also work at other colleges and universities or hold positions in the nonprofit or corporate world. We require that all graduate mentors hold a terminal degree. Many also have extensive professional experience.

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School of Business and Technology

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Michael Goldberg
MBA, Manhattan College

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Goldberg, Michael [MC????]

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Dear John.

I believe that Michael received his Masters in 1984.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Goldberg, Michael [MC1984]

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ENDNOTE: 10 Questions for a Pro-Choice Candidate


10 Questions a Pro-Choice Candidate Is Never Asked by the Media
Debate moderators and reporters love to ask pro-life candidates hard questions about abortion. Curiously, they don’t do the same for pro-choice candidates.

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Here are 10 questions you never hear a pro-choice candidate asked by the media:

1. You say you support a woman’s right to make her own reproductive choices in regards to abortion and contraception. Are there any restrictions you would approve of?

2. In 2010, The Economist featured a cover story on “the war on girls” and the growth of “gendercide” in the world – abortion based solely on the sex of the baby. Does this phenomenon pose a problem for you or do you believe in the absolute right of a woman to terminate a pregnancy because the unborn fetus is female?

3. In many states, a teenager can have an abortion without her parents’ consent or knowledge but cannot get an aspirin from the school nurse without parental authorization. Do you support any restrictions or parental notification regarding abortion access for minors?

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First three question are great.

Seems like we could split the "pro-choice" front?

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