JASPER JOTTINGS Week 31 - 2013 Aug 04    

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



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Good Works: Cancer Wigs
Posted: Jul 05, 2013 6:12 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 05, 2013 7:51 PM EDT
By Alan Miller

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But it wasn't always this way. There used to be just a few wigs in the oncology office, with no real privacy, making it difficult to enjoy the experience of finding a new look. Since then, Sanford Hospital has provided this room and the American Cancer Society provided the supplies. And Cheryl is well suited for this, being a retired nurse who knows what patients are going through.

"Being a cancer survivor, I know what it's like to walk into that office. I know what it's like to sit there and wait for a test, to hear those words. Those are the three most dreaded words in the English language: you have cancer," says Cheryl Renville, Cancer Care Resource Center.

And no one can really understand unless she's been through it herself. Cheryl knows what it's like to go bald during treatment.

"It's traumatic. That's the first thing that they say. Am I going to lose my hair? And even with myself, when I had chemo, I was going to be the one that didn't. I just knew I would be the one who did not lose my hair. Well, that didn't work, you know. You do lose it because the drugs are so powerful. And hair is a fast growing cell, and so it's the first one, one of the first ones that chemo kills."

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Empathy for our fellow man seems sorely lacking today.

I know people who have serious health, family, or personal issues.

Whenever I think about them, I try to think about what I was given when my wife was sick or failing.

Maybe if we did this more, we'd all be better off.

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JUPDATE: Tortorelli, Alfred F. (MC1959) corrects class year for Loehr, Walter Joseph [MC1959 RIP]

JOBIT: Loehr, Walter Joseph [MC1959 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.

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Published in The News & Observer on July 23, 2013


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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Dear John,

In fact, Walter J. Loehr was a member of the class of 1959 graduating with a BS degree in Biology ( pre-Med).

Alfred F. Tortorelli, 59S

[JR: Thanks, Alfred. Much appreciated. Looks like a typo somewhere. Rereading the dates, that makes more sense.]

Loehr, Walter Joseph [MC1959 RIP]

Tortorelli, Alfred F. (MC1959)

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JUPDATE: Henderson, James Jr. [MC1986] ided by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

JLINKEDIN: Henderson, James Jr. [MC1986] Executive Advisor Gainspeed, Inc.

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

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Dear John,

I believe that James is a member of the Class of 1986.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Henderson, James Jr. [MC1986]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) has two requests

Good Afternoon All,

Nancy Maksomski has asked for our prayers for her friend's Dad. Mr. Santi Giocalano is having emergency heart valve replacement surgery today, 7/27/13. The MDs found a blockage that they fear could cause a stroke and needed to be quickly addressed. Plesae pray that the surgery is successful and that Mr. Giocalano's recovery is swift and complete. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

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Good Evening All,

Joe Quinn asks for our prayers for the repose of the soul of Paul Winberry who died this past Tuesday. Paul was a Certified Associate and Colleague of Joe and I at lee Hecht Harrison. Please keep Paul and his family in your prayers as he enters the Kingdom Of Heaven. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

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MFOUND: O'Malley, no father, a Manhattan College grad


Sunday, July 28, 2013
Ad Hoc Propiter Hoc
Terry McGarty

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One can state a counter example for every such success. Take the Koch brothers, MIT grads but with a father who set them up. Then take O'Malley, no father, a Manhattan College grad, and just as successful. Was parental income redistribution the determinant? Hardly, it was competence and drive. I can think of dozens of my MIT MITES minority students, all successful, despite in many cases low income parentage. Then again one can think of the generation who made it, the generation who spent it, and the generation who lost it. Genes go just so far.

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MFOUND: Tom Hanley circa 1913


The sun. - Library of Congress
chroniclingamerica.loc.gov › ... › The sun. › July 21, 1913‎
20 hours ago - Tom Hanley, tho ex-Manhattan College pitcher, who Joined tho New York Americana and was Inter released, pitched for the Lan caster boys. Steer, whom ...

[JR: Need good eyes to read this.  ]

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JLINKEDIN: Kehoe, Robert [MC1982] Director of Finance at the Town of Somers, NY


Kehoe, Robert [MC????]
Director of Finance at the Town of Somers, NY
Greater New York City Area
Government Administration


Proactive Finance Professional with a proven track record of developing, implementing and improving business processes. Expertise in treasury operations, interest rate management, debt and foreign exchange monitoring and coordinating banking relationships. Known for meeting goals in collaborative teams. Excellent interpersonal, motivational and communication skills.

accounts payable, banking, budgeting, cash management, customer relations, documentation, financial, financial reporting, financial statements, investments, process engineering, treasury, year end accounts, FX, hedging

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Dear John,

I believe that Robert is a member of the Class of 1982.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Kehoe, Robert [MC1982]

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MFOUND: Alma Mater is a depository for Christian Brothers material


A word about MC (ED: Mater Christi) memorabilia:

The library at Manhattan College is a depository for Christian Brothers (LINE - Long Island New England Province) material. If you have any artifacts you would like to contribute, you can contact

Michael Pravitz (MichaelPravetz@aol.com)

Materchristi.com and the Alumni Office are both particularly interested in yearbooks. If you have an old yearbook that you want to send to a new home, contact webguy@materchristi.com. We also ask that if your artifact or memorabilia is something that can be posted to the internet, that you make arrangements to get it posted here before sending it on. Thanks.

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JOBIT: Clifford, Br. Peter [MC1950 RIP]


Former Saint Mary’s president dies
Alex Friedrich July 25, 2013, 1:22 PM 0

This (lightly edited) announcement from the university:

Saint Mary’s 10th president, Brother Peter Clifford, dies
Clifford (SMU)

Brother Peter Clifford, FSC, the 10th president of Saint Mary’s University, died Tuesday at De La Salle Hall in Lincroft, N.J.

A dedicated educational visionary and financial steward, Brother Peter served as president of Saint Mary’s from 1976 to 1984, and is credited for bringing fiscal security to the college.

Brother Peter also fostered close relationships between Saint Mary’s and the city of Winona by being an active member of the community. During his presidency, he served on the boards of both the Winona Chamber of Commerce and Norwest Bank.

Additionally, he initiated the first graduate course offerings in the Twin Cities and laid the financial groundwork for the Performance Center and the ice arena on the Winona campus.

Brother Peter was born in the Bronx in New York City on Feb. 17, 1925. He graduated from St. Jerome’s School in the Bronx in 1939 and entered the Junior Novitiate of the Christian Brothers in Barrytown, N.Y. He entered to the Brothers Novitiate in 1943, made his first vows in 1944, and made his final vows in 1950.

Brother Peter studied history at Catholic University in Washington, D.C., received his B.A. degree in Education from Manhattan College in 1950, and an M.A. degree in History from Fordham University in 1957. In 1968, he received a CAS degree in Educational Administration from Harvard University. In 1970, he received an Ed.D. degree in Educational Administration, also from Harvard.

Brother Peter’s ministry career was varied. He taught at grammar schools, served as a missionary in the Philippines, acted as the academic dean at De La Salle College in Manila, served as an administrator at a variety of high schools, worked for the Catholic Schools office in Brooklyn, N.Y., and acted as the executive secretary for secondary schools at the National Catholic Education Association.

Brother Peter’s ministry in higher education began as an academic dean at St. John’s University in Jamaica, Queen, before coming to Saint Mary’s.

After the conclusion of his work at Saint Mary’s, Brother Peter served as Provincial of the LINE District of the Brothers of the Christian Schools for three years and for two years as an Assistant in Higher Education for the U.S. Catholic Conference in Washington, D.C. His last college connection was as President of St. Mary’s College in Leavenworth, Kan., from 1989 to 1994.

Brother Peter then became Director of Finance for the LINE District of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. He moved back to Winona in 2000 and worked as a vice president for the Metanoia Group, a consulting enterprise at Saint Mary’s University, until 2002. He then moved back to Rhode Island where he became Assistant to the President of Ocean Tides, a residential center for delinquents, until his illness this year.

A wake for Brother Peter will be held at the Christian Brothers Center in Narragansett, R.I., on Thursday, July 25, and Friday, July 26, 2013. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Christian Brothers Center on Friday, July 26, 2013 at 11 a.m.

Brother William Mann, FSC, President, will represent Saint Mary’s University at the wake, Mass, and burial.

“Brother Peter will be remembered for his unwavering faith, his strong leadership and for establishing a solid financial foundation at Saint Mary’s, enabling us to significantly expand our reach and educational reputation,” Brother William said. “Those who worked alongside Brother Peter will also remember his kindness, generosity and enduring spirit. He will be missed.”

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Clifford, Br. Peter [MC1950 RIP]

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JOBIT: Keegan, Sr. Muriel [MC????]


Sister Muriel Keegan, C.S.J., a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood, for 80 years, died July 3, in Maria Regina Residence, Brentwood.

She entered the congregation in 1934 from St. Rose of Lima parish, Parkville.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in Latin from Manhattan College, the Bronx, and a master’s degree in education/psychology from Medaille College, Buffalo, N.Y.

Formerly known as Sister Mary Simplicia, she taught at Mary’s Nativity, Flushing, 1938-40 and 1954-57; St. Benedict Joseph Labre, Richmond Hill, 1940-54; St. Brendan, Midwood, 1957-59; Most Holy Trinity, East Hampton, L.I., 1959-63; and St. John of God, Central Islip, L.I., 1963-66.

She was principal both at Ascension, Elmhurst, 1966-72, and St. Patrick, Smithtown, L.I., 1972-95.

For the last 18 years, she served as assistant to the superior as part of the Pastoral Team at Maria Regina Residence.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held in Maria Regina Chapel July 8. Burial followed in Calvary Cemetery, Brentwood.

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Keegan, Sr. Muriel [MC????]

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Dear John,

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

May She Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JNEWS: McTague, Kieran [MC1950] Guild/DDI SVP


Kieran McTague Joins Development Guild/DDI as Senior Vice President

July 25, 2013 – Kieran_Mctague_Resized Development Guild/DDI, a management consulting firm serving regional, national, and global nonprofits in education, health & science, the arts, and human justice, announced today that Kieran McTague has joined the firm as Senior Vice President. Mr. McTague will counsel boards and executive leaders on fundraising strategy, campaign planning, talent management planning, and board development.

Prior to joining Development Guild/DDI, Mr. McTague served as Executive Vice President at Changing Our World for 13 years. As a Founding Partner and member of its leadership team, he was responsible for designing and implementing multi-million dollar capital, endowment, and operating campaigns for a diverse array of nonprofit institutions including the American Red Cross of Connecticut and Rhode Island, Archdiocese of New York, Feeding America, Molloy College and Mote Marine Laboratory, to name a few.

“Our business relationship with Kieran extends back over 15 years when we first recruited him for the Vice President position at Emmanuel College,” stated William Weber, President of Development Guild/DDI. “Today, we welcome him as the newest member of our senior team where he will collaborate with clients nationally on delivering the strategy, talent, and philanthropic resources required to achieve their missions.”

Development Guild/DDI’s current clients include but are not limited to: Barnard College, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Brandeis University, Children’s National Medical Center, Hofstra University, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Museum of Science, Peer Health Exchange, Pine Street Inn, Single Stop USA, and The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate.

Earlier in his career, Mr. McTague held the position of Vice President for Development and Alumnae Relations at Emmanuel College in Boston, Massachusetts where he directed the successful completion of the first capital campaign in the college’s history. He also spent four years as a senior consultant with the Whelan Group in New York City that included time serving as an interim Vice President for Advancement at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.

“The depth and diversity of the philanthropic leaders that comprise Development Guild/DDI’s senior leadership is what attracted me to the firm,” said Mr. McTague. “I am thrilled to be joining such a well-respected team and I look forward to partnering with clients nationally on fundraising strategy, campaign planning, talent management planning, and board development.”

Mr. McTague serves as a Trustee of both Cardinal Spellman High School in Bronx, New York, and the Wakeman Boys & Girls Club in Fairfield, Connecticut. He holds a BA in English from Manhattan College.

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McTague, Kieran [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McTague, Kieran [MC1950]

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JFOUND: Herlihy, Brendan [MC1966] Saint John's School of Education


Saint John's School of Education

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Brendan Herlihy Part-Time Faculty; B.S., Manhattan College; M.S., Iona College

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Herlihy, Brendan [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Brendan is a member of the Class of 1966.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Herlihy, Brendan [MC1966]

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) shares Son Scott and Daughter-In-Law Melissa pics

Good Afternoon All,

I have taken the liberty of sharing a picture, One of the first Taken of Mr. & Mrs. Colon, that would be our Son Scott and Daughter-In-Law Melissa. Monsignor Jose has just Blessed their Union at the end of a lovely Ceremony officiated by him. It is a little blurry but you get the picture, they are so happy. I ask that you pray for them as they begin this phase of their journey. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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[JR: Mozel Tov to all!  ]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Athanasidy, Patrice Liquori (MC1988) has a request

Patrice Liquori Athanasidy

Asking for prayers for a friend's newborn who needs surgery. This baby was not even supposed to survive birth so he is beating the odds already.

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Athanasidy, Patrice Liquori (MC1988)

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MFOUND: Son of Comey, Brien [MC1953] James Comey next director of the FBI

Senate Confirms James Comey as FBI Chief
The Senate voted overwhelmingly Monday to confirm James Comey, a former Bush administration official, as the next director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, after Sen. Rand Paul removed a procedural hurdle to the nomination.

The vote was 93-1. Mr. Comey succeeds Robert Mueller, who has served as FBI director for 12 years, two years longer than the traditional decade.

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Son of Comey, Brien [MC1953]

[JR: Let's pray he's wise in the use of this power. Seems like "power" gets used badly in DC these days.  ]

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MFOUND: Alma Mater influences local education


New leadership for St Vincent Strambi High

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Observer staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaicaobserver.com

Monday, July 29, 2013

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He said that come September, Jamaica will for the first time benefit from "Lasallian" teaching with the coming of two Americans to the St Vincent Strambi High School. They are Brother Augustine Nicoletti, who is to be the new principal and Brother James Wallace, an administrator.

According to Hamilton, their coming is "timely" as the De La Salle teaching style emphasises practical or vocational areas which is a focus of the Ministry of Education.

"They emphasise skills training which is what the country needs," Hamilton said.

On a recent visit to Jamaica, Nicoletti and Wallace — who are both on secondment from the Manhattan College in New York — told the Jamaica Observer of plans to make an impact during their two-year stint.

"In any setting, you can always [make improvements]. We want to improve the spiritual dimension of the faith community, include some theatre, drama down the road, more opportunities for vocational education; we want to infuse life skills. We want to really teach their (children's) minds and touch their hearts," Nicoletti said.

Wallace said that the "aim is to get all students to do well".

In doing his research, Nicoletti said that he discovered that Catholics are only about three per cent of the Jamaican population. However, he is undeterred.

"I don't base my life on statistics. [Our work looks beyond] nationality, culture, race," he said.

The two elderly men said that the commitment that they have to the work that they do will ensure that they do it for as long as they can.

"We love what we do despite tough days," Nicoletti said.

He said that one of the main tenets of being a Brother is that they live in a community with other Brothers.

During their stay in Jamaica they will live on the school's compound, which Nicoletti said will enable them to be available to the students all the time even outside of regular school hours. Their reimbursement will be a stipend from the church, Hamilton said.

Hamilton in his report at the school's recent graduation outlined developments at the institution that the De La Salle Christian Brothers can build on.

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[JR: Did anyone else have to look up "secondment"? I did. I'm sure the powers that be would love to revoke my diploma. Don't tell them I had to look it up! I doubt I could do it over. ]

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JOBIT: Christopher, Matthew J. [MC2000 RIP]


Matthew J. Christopher
Posted: Monday, July 29, 2013 4:00 am

Matthew J. Christopher died peacefully in his home, Sunday, July 21, 2013.

He is survived by his parents, Donald and Marie Christopher; brothers, Daniel and Michael and his wife, Arianna; grandparents, William and Charlotte Robert; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Matthew was a 1996 graduate of Council Rock High School, and a 2000 graduate of Manhattan College.

He was currently employed by U.B.S. in Weehawken, N.J.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial mass 5:30 p.m. Friday, at the Chapel of St. Vincent DePaul in Northampton, Pa. There will be a reception following at Homewoods Suites in Newtown.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kiva Microfunds, a charity that Matthew supported.


Christopher, Matthew J. [MC2000 RIP]

Guestbook: none cited

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JEMAIL: Dans, Peter E. (MC1957) points out a blunder and recommends his book

Hi John:

1. According to the obituary, I believe Dr. Loehr graduated in 1959 the year he entered Cornell Medical School.

2. My book La Salle Military Academy (LSMA) Pro Deo Pro Patria: The Life and Death of a Catholic Military School chronicles its history from its beginning in 1883 to its closure in 2001.

The attachment contains a description, Table of Contents, a copy of the cover and how to purchase it through The LSMA Alumni Association Foundation. LSMA was a feeder school for Manhattan, so some of your readers may be interested in it. It has gotten rave reviews from the alumni from the 1940s on.

Thanks for all your hard work in keeping Manhattan alums together.


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Dans, Peter E. (MC1957)

[JR: (1) Our error has already been noted. What do you expect from a fat old white guy injineer? (2) I wish I could do such for Manhattan Prep. It's sad when Catholic Education dies. A victim of "Secular Progressive" and "free" Gooferment edukation. (3) Will try and do better. (4) No thanks needed. Have to repay Dean Easterman for not toeing me when I deserved it. Laff!]

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This 232 page book, yearbook size, is both a history of the school from 1883 to
2001 and a Yearbook of Yearbooks with two pages dedicated to each of the 74 classes
from 1928-2001 when it was known as LSMA. Each year's graduates are listed and
the battalion/regimental leaders and other graduates are pictured as well as Class
polls and evocative ads where available. Class notes summarize the year's highlights.
Also included are a brief history of military schools in America, alumni responses
to the questionnaire from graduates of classes of the 40s to the 90s and profiles
of the school's iconic figures which are sure to kindle fond memories.

The book, La Salle Military Academy, Pro Deo Pro Patria: The Life and Death of a
Catholic Military School, is now available for sale for a donation of $100 (includes
shipping and handling)
You can purchase the book by using
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or by check made out to the
LSMA Foundation
c/o Oceanville Mason Supply,
2499 Long Beach Road,
Oceanside, New York 11572
If you have any questions, please call
Rachel Brady at (516) 678-1523
Comments from those who have perused the book are welcome. Send them to the author

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[JR: ℅ Jasper Jottings. I'm sure he doesn't need the spam. Although he may miss the inheritance from that Nigerian Prince. I'll send the 200$ guarantee for him. Assuming he reimburses me from 268M$ he inherits. Argh!]

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JOBIT: Carden, Sr. Catherine 'Marcus Marie' [MC1970 RIP]


Sister Catherine Margaret Carden, MM, Catechetical Trainer, Local ESL Program Founder and Missioner Dies at 93
Posted July 29th, 2013

Carden, Catherine

Maryknoll, NY-Sister Catherine Margaret Carden, MM, a catechetical trainer, local ESL program founder, and missioner serving in Peru, Mexico, Colombia, Hawaii, and New York, died July 25, 2013, at Maryknoll Sisters Residential Care IV. She was 93 years old and had been a Maryknoll Sister for 73 years.

Born on March 27, 1920, in Carbondale, PA, to Marcus A. and Gertrude Corrigan Carden, Sister Catherine entered Maryknoll from St. John’s Parish, New York, NY, on December 8, 1939. A 1938 graduate of Cathedral High School, New York, NY, Sister Catherine also received a diploma in secretarial studies from Grace Institute, New York, NY, in 1939, prior to entering the congregation at their Motherhouse in Ossining, NY. She then went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree in education from Maryknoll Teachers College in 1960, and an M.A. in Theology from Manhattan College, New York, NY, in 1970.

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Carden, Sr. Catherine 'Marcus Marie' [MC1970 RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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JLINKEDIN: Kuchta, Andrew G. [MC2011] A.L.K. Investigations LLC


Kuchta, Andrew G. [MC2011]
A.L.K. Investigations LLC
Greater New York City Area
Law Enforcement


Specialties: Criminal and Civil Investigations, Advanced Crime Scene Processng, Interview and Interrogation, Witness Statements, Surveillance, Check Fraud Investigations, Dignitary Protection, Case Management, Electronic Counter Surveillance, and Investigative Techniques, prepare detailed reports for courtroom testimony, New York State Private Investigators License, New York State Notary Licence, OSHA Certified

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) shares a picture

Hello All,

I have been trying to get this out to you and this morning my daughter-In-Law, Melissa, got it done for me. It is my favorite picture of our Littlest Jasper, Lukie. It was sent to me by his Mom and it says so much. That smile that lights up a room, his shades which he is obviously very proud of and are very much today and that fighting spirit that this little fellow possesses and always shines through. I am so happy to be able to finally share it with you. Thank you Heidi and Peter. This picture was taken at his Grand Parents 50th Wedding Anniversary which was a beautiful and fun filled occasion. Thank you George and Ann. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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MEMAIL: Miele, John (retiredMCfaculty) finds Jasper Jottings

I don't know if this qualifies as appropriate material for your Jasper Jottings. A few days ago my son, an alumnus, told us about your website. We checked it this evening and Joe Ripp's name appeared. I wonder if he was a student of mine way back in the 1970's. I recall a student named Joseph Ripp as one of my psychology majors. I was a faculty member in the Psychology Department from the 1960's to 1992 when I retired. I am just curious and struck by the coincidence.

I plan to subscribe to Jasper Jottings as a stimulus for my rapidly shattering memory.

By the way, my name is John Miele.

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[JR: Ahh, we have very low standards for what qualities for inclusion. Glad your son turned you on to us. I' have now idea if there is or has been more than one "Ripp", but there's only one that I know. Feel free to share your Alma Mater stories over the years. You'll have a great "longitudinal" perspective that most of us don't have. Having spent 9 years at Alma Mater, high school and college, (No, you wags it didn't take me that long to graduate!) the "MC" of my high school days was quite different from the "MC" of my college years. Welcome, to our slice of "cyberspace".]

Miele, John (retiredMCfaculty)

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JOBIT: DeRosa, Gerard [MC1942 RIP]



DeROSA--Dr. Gerard, died in Malba, NY on July 30 at age 94. Beloved husband of Rose (deceased), father of Patrick, Rosemary Hays and Denise. Leaving four grandchildren (Jerry, Laurie, Matt, Julie), three great-grandchildren and sister Angela Fiordalisi. Jerry was born in Italy, graduated Manhattan College and Marquette University School of Dentistry. He was a US Naval officer during WWII and later practiced dentistry in Astoria, NY. Services are at Gleason Funeral Home, Whitestone and Mass is at Holy Trinity RC Church, Whitestone, NY on August 2, at 10:45am. Donations can be made to (alzfdn.org) or (www.holytrinityrcparish.org).

Published in The New York Times on July 31, 2013


DeRosa, Gerard [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/nytimes/guestbook.aspx?n=gerard-derosa&pid=166141462&cid=full#sthash.eUJtbdLM.dpbs

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Dear John,

I believe that Gerard is a member of the Class of 1942.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

DeRosa, Gerard [MC1942 RIP]

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MOBIT: Moran, John A. Jr. 'Jack' [MP???? RIP]


MORAN, JOHN A. JR. - better known as Jack by his friends and associates, passed away on July 24, 2013 surrounded by his family.

He was currently a resident of Margate City, N.J. The son of John & Gladys Moran was born, in 1925, raised and worked in the Riverdale community of the Bronx in N.Y.C. He was a graduate of Columbia University, class of 1948, he also attended Manhattan College Preparatory School and St. Margaret's Catholic School in North Riverdale.

One of the founding families of St. Gabriel's Church where he was a devout parishioner and supporter until his semi-retirement and move to Southern New Jersey in 2003. He was self employ-ed as a real estate broker working with his father in the firm of John A. Moran and Son primarily in the Riverdale/Kingsbridge communities from 1953 till the time of his passing. He was a devoted Riverdalian with a great love of the neighborhood where he grew up and raised his family. He was very active in support of the growth of Riverdale in many ways both professionally and personally. John and his father sold a large percentage of the land in Riverdale for apartment house sites. He brokered the sale of the Riverdale property to the Russian Mission in 1972.

He had a tremendous love of sports which was not only evident in conversation with him but in his actions also. He was with the North Riverdale Baseball League for over 25 years both on the Executive Board and as a team manager shaping the lives of many of Riverdale's youth for the future. Even though he contracted Polio as a young child and developed Post Polio Syndrome at a later age he never let it deter him from participating in anything he wanted to do. He dedicated his efforts in Riverdale to assure that families could raise their children in a community that was safe with manageable growth and he served with many organizations to accomplish this.

He was a member of the Community Planning board for 12 years and served on the Land Use Committee. He was on the Board of Directors and Past President of the Riverdale Neighborhood House, Francis Schervier Home & Hospital, Schervier Nursing Care Center Housing Board. He was also a board member of the Riverdale Community Council, the 50th Precinct Community Council and the Kingsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps. In 1972 he was awarded Riverdale Community Council "Man of the Year" and the Francis Schervier Award in 2002.

He was a very personable man and loved to talk with people and could talk about any topic with ease for hours, especially about sports. He is survived by his wife of 57 years Mary (Betsy), his daughter Shelley, his sons and their wives John & Karen, Richard & Elizabeth, Christopher & Amy, 7 grand children and his sister Mary Patricia Baxter.

There will be a private funeral service in New York. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in his memory to the Autism Speaks Foundation, 1 E. 33rd St., New York, NY 10016, in honor of his grandson, Tommy who was diagnosed in 2004.

Published in The Press of Atlantic City on July 31, 2013


Moran, John A. Jr. 'Jack' [MP???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/pressofatlanticcity/guestbook.aspx?n=john-moran&pid=166138792&cid=full

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JFOUND: Bungay, Krisczar [MC1994] board-certified internist


Bungay, Krisczar [MC????]

Dr. Kris Bungay is a board-certified internist who has been in private practice for general internal medicine since 2003. Although he sees a wide-range of medical conditions, he specializes on HIV medicine and LGBT health.

He was born and raised in Manila, Philippines but moved to the US at a young age. After finishing high school in Nevada, he moved to NYC to attend Manhattan College for his undergraduate studies. He obtained his medical degree at SUNY-Brooklyn in 1999.

He accomplished his residency program (Primary Care/Internal Medicine) at the former St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan and served an additional year as chief resident of the internal medicine residency program. Besides his full-time private practice, he also serves as a board member and chair of Clinical Care Committee of Callen-Lorde Community Health Center.

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Dera John,

I believe that Krisczar is a member of the Class of 1994.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Bungay, Krisczar [MC1994]

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MNEWS: Rose Marino, Jasper Mom, turns 100


Staten Island family members travel to California for 100th birthday celebration
By Carol Ann Benanti/Staten Island Advance
on July 31, 2013 at 1:30 PM, updated July 31, 2013 at 1:38 PM

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Looks like Rose Marino is following in the footsteps of famous folks with names like George Burns, Rose Kennedy, Bob and Dolores Hope, and Elizabeth the "Queen Mum," just to mention a few.

Let it be noted that the former Rose Navarino officially made her debut into the world on Dec. 29, 1913, making her six months' shy of her 100th birthday. And word has reached this desk that family members and friends traveled to San Rafael, Calif., June 29 to commemorate Rose's milestone.

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For a number of years the "birthday girl" worked in the laundry of the former Staten Island Hospital in Tompkinsville so that her sons, Frank and John, could attend Manhattan College.

However, in 1993, Rose chose to relocate to San Rafael, where she's been a popular and beloved resident of Nazareth House — and where copies of the Advance appear so that she can keep abreast of the myriad events on her beloved Island.

Known to all for her quick wit and infectious laughter, the illustrious senior travels the corridors with the assistance of a walker, which carries a sign that reads: "Native Staten Islander ... Out of my way!"

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JHQ: Manhattan Baseball Fall Camp Set for September 14

Manhattan Baseball Fall Camp Set for September 14 Courtesy: Manhattan Athletics Department
Release: 07/31/2013

RIVERDALE, N.Y. - The 2013 Manhattan College Baseball Fall Prospect Camp will take place on Saturday, September 14 at Gaelic Park at West 240th Street and Broadway. Registration begins at 3:30 p.m.

Designed for high school players who are interested in playing college baseball, the camp provides high school players the opportunity to receive professional instruction while showcasing their abilities directly to the Manhattan Baseball coaching staff.

Players should wear proper baseball attire (baseball pants, shirt, belt and hat) and need a glove, bat and spikes. Catchers should bring their own catchers equipment.

Pitchers should expect to be instructed on mechanics, delivery, pickoffs, mound presence and be prepared to throw one inning or five batters. Position players should prepare to sprint, do position specific drill work, take infield/outfield, batting practice and face live pitching.

Interested participants should complete the registration form and email to head coach Jim Duffy at james.duffy@manhattan.edu or fax to 718-862-8020.

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JHQ: Manhattan College Alumni Today?

Manhattan College

Dear Mr. Ferdinand John Reinke '68,

We are currently in the final stages of preparing Manhattan College Alumni Today, the first publication ever to feature listings along with photos and essays submitted by alumni. We need your help! A brief telephone call will ensure your listing is completely accurate and up to date.

Please, give us a call at your convenience this week so that we may verify your information with you.

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Thank you in advance for your cooperation in making this publication a success. If you have already called, thank you for your quick response and your help. Please do not send updates in response to this message.

Thomas A. McCarthy
Thomas A. McCarthy
Director of Alumni Relations
Manhattan College

P.S. Harris Connect, a trusted partner of Manhattan College, has been chosen to produce our publication. Harris Connect's commitment to protecting the privacy and ensuring the integrity of the information collected for the project is reflected in their privacy policy online at www.harrisconnect.com/privacy-policy

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[JR: I guess they are going to do another "Green Book". Argh!]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Agnew, Richard Edward 'Rick' [MC1960 RIP] by Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

Good Evening All,

Jim Smith asks for our prayers for fellow Jasper, Richard Edward Agnew (Rick) '60 BS who died several weeks ago of Pancreatic Cancer. Yesterday, Tuesday, 7/30/13, Msgr. Peter Finn '60, assisted by, Fr. Erwin Schweigardt '61, celebrated Rick's life at a Funeral Mass in Stamford, Ct. Jim and Kathleen Smith attended as did many of Rick's Golf Buddies from Florida and Vermont. Please keep Rick in your prayers as we pray for the repose of his soul as he enters the Kingdom Of Heaven. Please keep in your prayers Rick's Wife, Dolores, and their two Daughters Kathryn and Elizabeth that they may find comfort in Rick's passing into eternal life in God's Embrace. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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Richard E. "Rick" Agnew

Richard "Rick" E. Agnew died July 14, 2013, at Treasure Coast Hospice in Stuart. He lived in Palm City for 13 years. After graduation, he entered the insurance business as a property and casualty underwriter for the Insurance Company of North America in New York City. Seven years later, he switched to the agency side in Long Island for 12 years, and then accepted an offer of partnership in a Greenwich, Conn., firm, where he became sole owner in 1988. He served as president of the Insurance Board of Greenwich. In 1981 he joined Burning Tree Country Club in Greenwich and held the chairs of greens, admissions, administration and president. He was a board member of the Westchester Senior Golf Association and a member of Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club in Palm City, where he served on the board of directors as chairman of golf and greens, and was a past president of Mariner Village. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Dolores; daughters, Kate Sullivan and Beth Rosenblum; brothers, Donald and Jeffrey Agnew; sister, Suzanne Steele; and four granddaughters. Services: A Mass will be celebrated at the Basilica of St. John in Stamford, Conn., at a later date. Arrangements are by Treasure Coast Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory in Stuart. A guest book is available at www.treasurecoastseawinds.com.
Published in the TC Palm on July 17, 2013


Agnew, Richard Edward 'Rick' [MC1960 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.treasurecoastseawinds.com/book-of-memories/1632145/Agnew-Richard/leave-condolence.php

[JR: Sorry I missed reporting it. Obit didn't mention Alma Mater.]

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JFOUND: Madden, John P. [MC1967] mediation service


250 Park Avenue, Suite 2020        Regus House, Harcourt Road
New York, NY 10177,                  USA Dublin 2, Ireland
T212.949.4646 /F212-983-6008   T353.1.477.3312. /F353.1.402.9590

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Dear John,

I believe that John is member of the Class of 1967.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Madden, John P. [MC1967]

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JHQ: Manhattan August 2013


A Message from the Alumni Society President

The Alumni Society is proud to conclude another successful year, which included over 90 events and activites. Please read the yearly review from Alumni Society president, Joseph P. Dillon '62.


Engineering alumna-turned-lawyer Noreen Krall '87 oversees Apple's intellectual property around the globe. Read more.

Manhattan College ranks among top one percent of private universities for ROI. Read more.

The excitement builds as construction and fundraising continue for the new Raymond W. Kelly '63 Student Commons. View the video of the commons progress.

Manhattan.edu Goes Mobile

We invite alumni to visit the recently updated College website, manhattan.edu, which now offers a mobile display when viewed on phones or small tablets, and an extra wide display when viewed on large monitors.

Represent Your Class

The alumni office is seeking representatives from all graduation years to help maintain and strengthen each class' connection to the College. By serving as a volunteer, you can encourage event participation, increase alumni knowledge and enthusiasm for alma mater, and assist with efforts to bolster support for the class gift program. Additionally, alumni celebrating an anniversary are invited to take part in helping organize Reunion Weekend. For next year's reunion celebration, Jaspers from years ending in -4 or -9 are welcome to assist with planning weekend activities. We'd love your help! For more information, email alumni@manhattan.edu or call (718) 862-7977.

Harris Connect Alumni Directory

The alumni relations office has partnered with Harris Connect to publish a newly updated alumni directory. The project will feature the most up-to-date alumni listings, career information, and geographic sections, along with photos and essays submitted by Jaspers. It will be available in both book and CD form. Outreach by Harris has begun and we ask for your cooperation with responding so that the directory becomes a reliable resource for all of our graduates. By responding, you will have the opportunity to indicate your contact preferences and opt-out. Call Harris directly at 800-827-4542 (Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-11 p.m.) to verify your information. Thank you in advance for helping make this publication a success.

Jaspers on Social Media

Stay up to date with our official Manhattan College alumni presence on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Please like, join and follow us today.

Alumni Travel Program

The Alumni Relations office has partnered with several travel agencies to create exciting programs for you and your family and friends to join other Jaspers around the world. Learn more about our upcoming programs.

Alumni Mock Interview Night

The Center for Career Development (CCD) is looking for alumni volunteers to participate in short mock interviews where students can practice their interview skills. Each mock interview lasts about 20 minutes with 10 minutes of feedback. CCD will provide sample questions, interview tips and a feedback form for alumni who participate in this program. For more details and questions, please email Carol McTiernan at carol.mctiernan@manhattan.edu or call (718) 862-7421.

Upcoming Alumni Events

Throughout the year, numerous alumni events and activities take place and we invite Manhattan graduates, spouses, parents and friends to become actively involved. It's never too late to take advantage of the various opportunities to connect or reconnect with fellow Jaspers!

View our upcoming events.

New York Sports Club Membership

Manhattan College alumni can receive the corporate discount of $74/month for a one year Passport Membership, which allows access to any club, any time. To enroll as a new member, please complete the Membership Agreement and contact Barbara Lichtenberger, Corporate Wellness Consultant, at (917) 351-6680 x1009 or barbara.lichtenberger@town-sports.com.

Jasper Screensavers

Catch the Jasper spirit on your computer screen with custom summer wallpaper options.

Construction Industry Golf Recap

More than 125 golfers braved the summer heat and afternoon thunderstorms to participate in the 16th annual Construction Industry Golf Outing on July 22. The outing was held at Leewood Golf Club in Eastchester and included a welcome brunch, cocktail and dinner reception and numerous awards and raffle prizes.

The tournament, founded by Joe Van Etten '57, raised more than $65,000 to benefit the civil engineering program. Thank you to all tournament sponsors and attendees for your support and participation. For more information about the annual tournament, visit the alumni webpage.

Baseball Outings

Mets vs. Rockies
Wednesday, Aug. 7
Join us at Citi Field as the Mets face the Colorado Rockies at 7:10 p.m. 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 a $30 value to use anywhere in the stadium (food, beverages, merchandise, etc.). Tickets are limited and advance registration is required. REGISTER»

Staten Island Yankees Outing
Saturday, Aug. 10
The Staten Island Alumni Club invites alumni to watch the Staten Island Yankees take on the Lowell Spinners at 7 p.m. Enjoy the game from a luxury suite with outdoor seating. Manhattan College alumni will be welcomed on the center field high definition LED board and the game will be followed by fireworks. Tickets are limited and cost $35 each.

To reserve your tickets, please return the completed registration form and check to Ken Toomey '93, 194 Crystal Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10302. Please make checks payable to the Manhattan College Alumni Club of Staten Island.

Nationals vs. Phillies
Sunday, Sept. 15
The Washington, D.C. alumni club invites Jaspers to watch the Nationals take on the Phillies. Game time is 1:35 p.m. and tickets can be picked up prior to the game at the will-call window. Tickets are located in section 409 and are $17 each. Tickets are limited and advance registration is required. REGISTER». For more information, please contact Elli Nesbitt '81 at enesbitt1@verizon.net.

Yankees vs. Rays
Wednesday, Sept. 25
Join Manhattan College on the Malibu Rooftop Deck as the Yankees take on the Tampa Bay Rays and enjoy a private pregame reception with fellow Jaspers. The cost of the event is $45 per person and includes admission to the park, seating in section 406, access to the Malibu Rooftop Deck and all food and non-alcoholic beverages. The pregame reception will take place from 5 - 6:30 p.m., after which time the Rooftop Deck will be open to the public and complimentary food and beverages will no longer be available. Manhattan guests are welcome to remain on the Rooftop Deck or find their seats. The game will begin at 7:05 p.m. REGISTER»

A Day in the Hamptons
Saturday, Aug. 10

Alumni, family and friends living on or visiting Long Island are invited to join the College for an afternoon cocktail reception at the Southampton Publick House (40 Bowden Square, Southampton, NY) from 3-5:30 p.m. The price of the event is $35 per person, which includes an open bar and a selection of hors d'oeuvres. REGISTER»

A Day at Monmouth Park Racetrack
Saturday, Aug. 17

The Jersey Shore Alumni Club invites you to join the College for a day at the races at the Monmouth Park Racetrack (175 Oceanport Avenue, Oceanport, NJ) at 12 p.m. The cost of the event is $35 per person and includes admission to the clubhouse, official track program, private trackside seating in the air conditioned Turf Club and a buffet luncheon, hosted by Jim O'Brien ’60 and Ken Kelly ’54. REGISTER»

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Outing
Wednesday, Aug. 28

Alumni and guests are invited to join the College on the breathtaking Boscobel grounds to experience Shakespeare's production of All’s Well That Ends Well. Enjoy a late summer evening and dine alfresco while overlooking the Hudson River and West Point.

Tickets are $45 (including picnic and performance) and will be available at the will-call desk for registered guests.

Manhattan's gathering will take place prior to the performance. The grounds to Boscobel open at about 5 p.m., and the picnic will begin at about 5:20 p.m. Guests are typically asked to begin cleaning their areas by 6:30 p.m., and the performance starts promptly at 7 p.m. REGISTER»

34th Annual America's Cup Sailboat Race
Sunday, Sept. 8

San Francisco area Jaspers are invited to watch two of the final races of America's Cup! Admission to the Marina Green is free, and there is no charge to watch the races while standing. For those who prefer not to stand, a number of tickets are available for the west grandstand on the Marina Green. Tickets are $75 each and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tickets are expected to sell out long before race day, so don't miss this great opportunity to watch the races.

The first race begins at 1:10 p.m., and the second race begins at 2:10 p.m. There will be plenty of pre-and post-race events to see and enjoy.

Alumni and guests are encouraged to join the group early. To reserve tickets, please contact Steve Burchik '67 at (925) 998-9433 or steveburchik@yahoo.com

22nd Annual Businessmen's Retreat
Friday, Sept. 13 - Sunday, Sept. 15

Alumni and friends are invited to attend this year's men's retreat at the Bishop Molloy Retreat House (86-45 Edgarton Ave., Jamaica Estates, N.Y.). One of the College's most beloved personalities, Br. Robert Berger, associate professor of religious studies, will be this year's featured speaker. Many of you fondly remember Br. Robert as a friend or adviser from your cherished days at Manhattan.

With a slate of engaging speakers, attendees are encouraged to strengthen their fair and carry it with them when the workweek starts again on Monday. Read more about and register for this year's retreat.

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MOBIT: Lindsay, Norman L. [MP???? RIP]


Norman Lindsay

Norman L., 87, of Hawthorne passed away on Wednesday, June 25, 2013.

Born and raised in New York City, he resided in Maywood before moving to Hawthorne two years ago. A Columbia University graduate with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering, he went on to earn a master's degree in sanitary engineering from NYU.

A proud Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of V.F.W. Post 7408 of Maywood. An active and involved member of his community, he was a Councilman with the Borough of Maywood and served on the Planning Board and was also a member of several Bridge clubs including one in Hillsdale. Mr. Lindsay was a member of Holy Trinity Church in Hackensack. Norman enjoyed theater and travel especially cruises.

Prior to retiring, he was a professional engineer with Riddick Associates, PC in Suffern, NY, where he was employed for sixty years since the company's inception in 1948.

Beloved husband of Catherine (Craig) Lindsay. Loving and devoted father of Dennis Lindsay and wife Kathleen, Kathleen Galatro and husband Garry and Elizabeth Galatro and husband Richard. Cherished grandfather of Jennifer, Kristen, Bryan, Nicole, Katelyn, Graham and Tori. Adored great-grandfather of nine. Dear brother of Donald Lindsay and the late Bruce Lindsay and Carol Fazio.

A funeral service is planned for Friday, June 28, 2013, 10 AM at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ, 201-797-3500. Interment will follow at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus. The family will receive relatives and friends Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Norman may be made to the Alzheimer's Association , Greater NJ Chapter, 400 Morris Avenue, Suite 251, Denville, NJ 07834 or American Heart Association , 1 Union Street, Suite 301, Robbinsville, NJ 08691. For additional information, please visit www.vpfairlawn.com.
Published in The Record/Herald News on June 27, 2013

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Lindsay, Norman L. [MP???? RIP]

Guestbook: Expired

[JR: His daughter brought this to my attention. I have her email and can forward any condolence message.]

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JHQ: LEGO MINDSTORMS Programming Project at Manhattan College


manhattancollege has uploaded
LEGO MINDSTORMS Programming Project at Manhattan College
by manhattancollege
Manhattan College's Summer Engineering Awareness program exposes area high school students to a variety of engineering and science majors and career paths. The students get a chance to participate in many hands-on labs, including a programming project using LEGO MINDSTORMS software and robotics.

One minute

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JLINKEDIN: LeBlanc, JoAnn [MC1989] President at LeBlanc Insurance and Financial Services Inc


LeBlanc, JoAnn [MC1989]
President at LeBlanc Insurance and Financial Services Inc
Greater New York City Area

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MOBIT: Canty, James Jr. [xMCstaff RIP]



CANTY--James Jr., Ph.D. on August 1. Loving husband of Eileen Maxwell, Ph.D., devoted father of Anne (m. Victor Quintana), the late Kathleen, James III (m. Mary Herel), Ned (m. Karen Shepherd), and proud grandfather of Katie and Christina. Born in Boston, graduate of Boston College High School, Boston College, and Fordham University, clinical psychologist at Seton Hall, Manhattan College, and Brooklyn, Bronx, and Montrose V.A. Passionate sailor, woodworker, gentleman and scholar. Visitation on Sunday, August 4, 2-5pm and 7 - 9pm at Riverdale Funeral Home, 5044 Broadway at 214th St. Funeral mass on Monday, August 5 at 10am at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W. 121st St., NY. In lieu of flowers contributions to Isabella Geriatric Center, 515 Audubon Ave, NY, NY or your favorite charity .

Published in The New York Times on August 2, 2013


Canty, James Jr. [xMCstaff RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/nytimes/guestbook.aspx?n=james-canty&pid=166170851&cid=full

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JOBIT: Schmidt, Martin H. Jr. [MC1951 RIP]


Martin H. Schmidt Jr.

Martin H. Schmidt, Jr.
AGE: 85 • Montville

Martin H. Schmidt, Jr., of Montville, NJ, passed away peacefully at his home on Lake Valhalla, Monday, July 29, 2013. He was 85 years old.

Born in Bronx, NY, Martin married the late Barbara (Siver) in 1954 and moved to Lake Valhalla in 1958 where they raised four children. A native New Yorker, Martin received a BA from Manhattan College in 1951 and also studied at the US Merchant Marine Academy, Columbia Graduate School of Industrial Engineering and New York University Graduate School of Business.

Mr. Schmidt's storied career began with management positions at International Projector Corp, Schering Plough and Arthur Anderson. He joined Squibb Corporation in 1965 as Director Physical Distribution and Inventory Control, with succeeding assignments as VP Management Information; VP Administration; President, Squibb Pacific & Italy; simultaneously President & CEO of Charles of the Ritz and Life Savers; Group VP of Squibb Corporation; Senior Consultant to the office of the Chairman; President of Convatec Division; Chancellor of Squibb College. Mr. Schmidt was elected to the Board of Directors of Squibb Corporation in 1977 and served until 1984. Martin retired from Squibb Corporation in 1989.

Passionate about giving back to his community, Martin served numerous organizations; the Knights of Columbus (58 yrs), Board of Trustees Manhattan College (15yrs, 5 as Chairman), Easter Seals, March of Dimes, and Montville Preservation Society. He founded the charitable BJ Foundation in 1986 providing opportunities to underprivileged children.

Martin was predeceased by his wife, Barbara in 2006. Surviving are his children, Stephen P. of Montville, Gregory M. of Montville, Barbara A. Green of NY, NY and Terence W. of Palm City, FL; sister, Ann Marie Donegan; 11 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.

A Memorial Mass will be offered at St. Pius X R.C. Church, Montville, NJ Friday, August 9th at 10:30 AM, with reception following at the Lake Valhalla Club. Arrangements are in care of the Codey & Mackey Funeral Home, Boonton, NJ. To share a memory or extend condolences, please visit www.codeymackeyfh.com. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the BJ Foundation, 15 Lenape Dr., Montville, NJ 07045.

Published in Daily Record on August 4, 2013


Schmidt, Martin H. Jr. [MC1951 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/dailyrecord/guestbook.aspx?n=martin-schmidt&pid=166164515&cid=full#sthash.eH4A18eq.dpbs

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Dear John,

Marty was a great baseball player in his day. I remember his father acting as his catcher as he worked out in Van Cortland Park. He was a graduate of Cardinal Hayes High School . When the Schmidt's moved out of our upstairs apartment, Marty left his bike behind, I still have it!

His sister Ann Marie was a classmate of mine at St Barnabas and she married another classmate, Ed Donegan who is a member of the Class of 1954 at Manhattan.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. I am sorry for all our loss. Sounds like Alma mater was an "interesting place" in your days. I never met anyone's sister. Maybe they didn't trust me? I was always a perfect gentleman!]

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JEMAIL: McEneney Edward J. (MC1959) finds an obit for Clifford, Br. Peter [MC1950 RIP]

On Fri, Aug 2, 2013 at 9:49 PM, McEneney Edward J. (MC1959) wrote:

Came across Obit for brother Clifford in July 27, issue of the Tablet.

If you can not retrieve the article let me know and I will send it to you.

Thanks for all you do for Manhattan.



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Brother Peter Clifford, FSC
Posted on 24 July 2013. Tags: Brother Peter Clifford, Obituary

Brother Peter Clifford, F.S.C., a former member of the faculty at Bishop Loughlin M.H.S., Fort Greene, died Tuesday, July 23 at De La Salle Hall in Lincroft, N.J. He was 88.

Born in the Bronx, he entered the Christian Brothers in Barrytown, N.Y., in 1943. He made his first vows in 1944 and his final vows in 1950.

He studied history at Catholic University in Washington, D.C.; education at Manhattan College; and history at Fordham University. In 1968, he received a C.A.S. degree in educational administration from Harvard University. In 1970, he received an Ed.D. in educational administration, also from Harvard.

After several teaching assignments in Manhattan, he served as principal at St. Cecilia School, Greenpoint, 1951-54. He then spent five years as a missionary in the Philippines, as the academic dean of De La Salle College in Manila.

Returning to the U.S., he worked as a teacher and administrator at St. Augustine D.H.S., Park Slope, and Bishop Loughlin M.H.S., from 1962 to 1965.

He also worked for the Diocesan Catholic Schools Office in Brooklyn, from 1968 to 1971, and as the executive secretary for secondary schools at the National Catholic Education Association in Washington, D.C., from 1971 to 1974.

Brother Peter began his ministry to higher education as academic dean at St. John’s University, Jamaica, from 1974 to 1976.

He also served for two years as an assistant in higher education for the U.S. Catholic Conference in Washington, D.C. His last college connection was as president of St. Mary’s College in Leavenworth, Kan., 1989-94.

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Don't know why that didn't show up in my automated searches?

But I did catch it from another source.


p.s., thanks for the compliment but i don't think it's "doing" very much.

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JLINKEDIN: Rivera, Raymond [MC2009] Detective Investigator / Crisis Negotiator


Rivera, Raymond [MC2009]
Detective Investigator / Crisis Negotiator
Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina Area
Security and Investigations

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ENDNOTE: Bust Phony Michigan Homeless Vet


'Producer Joe' Uses 'Liar' Sign To Bust Phony Michigan Homeless Vet, Then Does Something Amazing (VIDEO)
The Huffington Post | By Eleanor Goldberg
Posted: 07/19/2013 1:28 pm EDT | Updated: 07/19/2013 3:19 pm EDT

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But when WGRD caught wind of the scandal, the radio producers there weren’t satisfied with the simple PSA the news outlet had aired. They decided to take matters into their own hands and force the con artist out of his corner.

Producer Joe joined Rudy at his busy intersection with a cardboard sign that read “LIAR” in big blocky red and yellow letters with an arrow pointing in the vet’s direction.

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Sorry, but defrauding the public is NOT "free speech".

While it might not be the BIGGEST crime -- that's left for the District of Corruption, the various state capitals, and anywhere politicians meet with crony capitalists -- it is FRAUD.

The only possible LEGITIMATE functions of government is to protect The People from force. Fraud is a form of force. Theft by deception.

This particular fraud makes us a cynical nation about private charity.

All charity -- to be moral, effective, and efficient -- must be private.

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