JASPER JOTTINGS Week 36 - 2013 Sep 08    

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



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POSITRACTION: A ring comes home


American POW's prized gold ring comes home after he gave it away for food during World War II | Fox News

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Deliveries of Red Cross parcels to Stalag VII-A had all but ceased, and the U.S. Army bomber co-pilot and his fellow POWs were subsisting on scanty rations of bug-infested soup and bread. Outside the wire, Adolf Hitler's forces showed no signs of giving up.

Cold and hungry, the North Carolinian made a difficult decision. He slipped the gold aviator's ring — a gift from his parents — off his finger and passed it through a fence to an Italian POW, who handed back a couple of chocolate bars.

He would never again see the ring. But it did not disappear.

Last week, about a dozen family members and friends gathered in the living room of David C. Cox Jr.'s Raleigh home and watched as he slit open a small yellow parcel from Germany. The 67-year-old son dug through the crinkly packing material and carefully removed a little plastic box.

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The punch line is that no funds transferred.

There are so many good souls in the world.

I hope I have a chance to do something like this.

Best I've been able to do is NOT rip off a WalMart cashier. (Hey, she wanted to give me more change than I was entitled too. Much more change! But I figured it'd come out of her hide.)

Listen to the little voices and eventually (I hope) it becomes easier.

(Till then I wish for challenges in proportion to my character. Eeryone says I'm a character.)

In this case, I can only say a prayer for good things to come to all involved.

Dona Nobis Pacem!

If there were no wars, we wouldn't have these challenges.

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JUPDATE: Barrella, Anthony [MC1950] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

JOY: Barrella, Anthony [MC1950] 65th Anniversary with wife Louise

Anniversary: Anthony Barrella & Louise Barrella
Aug. 25, 2013 | Anthony and Louise

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Barrella, Anthony [MC1950]

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JUPDATE: Scarpino, David [MC1975] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

JFOUND: Scarpino, David [MC1975] Acting President & CEO HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley

David Scarpino

Acting President & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Scarpino has 30+ years of experience in hospital financial operations. He has served as Chief Financial Officer of HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley since 2009.

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Mr. Scarpino holds a BS in Accounting from Manhattan College and an MBA from Pace University.

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Scarpino, David [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that David is a member of the Class of 1975.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Scarpino, David [MC1975]

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JNEWS: Sachs, John Richard [MC1956 RIP] a longer story than the obit


Dr. John Richard Sachs of NYC dies at 78

Published: August 31, 2013 8:18 PM
By SCOTT EIDLER scott.eidler@newsday.com

Most mornings as John Sachs left home for service at a Walter Reed center near Washington, D.C., his children would line up at the door and salute their father, a doctor who was drafted during the Vietnam War.

"He loved it," son John Sachs Jr., of Manhattan, recalled. "I was very proud of him."

A renowned blood researcher who worked for three decades at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, Sachs died July 17 of complications from a fall. He was 78.

Sachs was born in Brooklyn on July 29, 1934, to a family of modest means, his son said. A big break was earning a spot at Regis High School in Manhattan. From there, he attended Manhattan College, graduating in 1956 with a bachelor's of science, and Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons, graduating in 1960.

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"His work was his hobby," Sachs said.

In addition to his son, Sachs is survived by his wife, Marilyn, of Manhattan; daughters Carolyn Yuen, of Ridgefield, Conn., and Jennifer Loframento, of Forest Hills, Queens; and two grandchildren.

A memorial service will be Sept. 29 at the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan, family said.


Sachs, John Richard [MC1956 RIP]

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JNEWS: Moclair, Kevin [MC1994] Chief Accounting Officer of Ladder Capital


Kevin Moclair
Executive Director of Finance and the Chief Accounting Officer

Kevin Moclair is an Executive Director of Finance and the Chief Accounting Officer of Ladder Capital. Mr. Moclair joined Ladder Capital from Rabobank International, where he was an Executive Director and the U.S. Controller for the Americas, with experience of product lines including loans, securities, and various derivatives. Mr. Moclair started his career in public accounting as an auditor for Ernst and Young LLP. Mr. Moclair holds a B.S. in Accounting from Manhattan College, Riverdale, N.Y. and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York.

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Moclair, Kevin [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Kevin is a member of the Class of 1994


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Moclair, Kevin [MC1994]

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JVIDEO: Coyne, Christopher [MC1999] The Fatal Conceit of Foreign Intervention


Video: The Fatal Conceit of Foreign Intervention | by Christopher ...
15 hours ago - ... Economy of War. Coyne holds a BS in Business Administration from Manhattan College, an MA and PhD in Economics from George Mason University.

The Fatal Conceit of Foreign Intervention | by Christopher Coyne
18h ago

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Coyne, Christopher [MC????]

[JR: A one hour video that is especially on point for the upcoming mess in Syria.]

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Dear John,

I believe that Christopher is a member of the Class of 1999.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Coyne, Christopher [MC1999]

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JOBIT: Delaney, Edward F. 'Buddy' [MC1951 RIP]


Edward F. Delaney
December 3, 1927 - August 30, 2013
Peabody, Massachusetts

Peabody – Mr. Edward F. Delaney, of Peabody, formerly of Waltham, died Friday, August 30, 2013 at his home. He was 85.

Known as 'Buddy' to many family and friends he was born in Waltham on December 3, 1927, a son of the late Edward F. and Frances (Shea) Delaney, and had been a lifelong resident before moving to Brooksby Village in Peabody seven years ago.

He joined the United States Army after graduating from Saint Mary's High School in Waltham in 1945 and after his discharge attended Manhattan College in New York City earning a degree in civil engineering in 1951. An engineer all his life, Ed also did graduate studies at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge and at the University of Maryland.

Until his retirement Ed worked as the director of the Waltham Department of Public Works, a position he held for twenty-three years. Before that he worked as an engineer for the Commonwealth of Masschusetts, Perini Construction Company and at Sika Chemical Corporation.

He was a lifelong member of Saint Mary's Parish in Waltham where he was a longtime Eucharistic minister before his move to Peabody. For the past twenty years he also spent half the year at his home in Naples, Florida.

Ed leaves his wife, Mary E. (Eaton) (McNamara) Delaney; his children, James R. McNamara of Marshfield, Michael F. McNamara and his wife, Ida, of Burlington, Vermont, Maureen A. Delaney and her husband, Shaun McCallum of Waltham and Joseph E. Delaney and his wife, Jennifer, of Reading; his grandchildren, Sarah and Rebecca McNamara, David and James McCallum and Matthew, Katherine and Julia Delaney; his sisters, Maureen Delaney of Waltham and Eileen Debany of Garden City, New York and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor and remember Ed's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Tuesday, September 3rd, from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Wednesday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Mary's Church, 133 School Street, Waltham where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.

In appreciation for the wonderful care that Ed received his family has suggested memorial donations be made to Residence Care Fund, c/o of Beth McNelis, 200 Brooksby Village Drive, Peabody, MA 01960 or to Beacon Hospice, Suite 101, 529 Main Street, Boston, MA 02129.


Delaney, Edward F. 'Buddy' [MC1950 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.tributes.com/condolences/leave_memory/96354230

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Can't read any more.]

Delaney, Edward F. 'Buddy' [MC1951 RIP]

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JFACEBOOK: Kranichfeld, Andrew Chowder [MC2008] fundraiser

Andrew Chowder Kranichfeld

I graduated in 2008. A couple of years ago, I had a brain tumor that was misdiagnosed and mistreated. As a result I went blind. My brother is having a bar party/fundraiser on Septermber (sic) 6th. Please come out and have a good time.

Manhattan Chowder
September 6 at 6:00pm
Mad River NY in New York, New York


Come by, see some old faces and have some drinks for a good cause, donations will go towards helping my brother, Chowder, who lost his vision from brain cancer in 2010.

Mad River NY
1442 3rd Avenue, New York, New York 10028

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JFOUND: Simonetti, Randal A. [MC1982] Director of Business Development for EFP Rotenberg LLP


Randal A. Simonetti

Randal Simonetti is the Director of Business Development for EFP Rotenberg LLP and the Managing Director of Ignition Consulting LLC, an EFP Rotenberg Company that provides reputation, crisis and media management services to clients across the United States.

Randal has been in the business of protecting organizations and their leaders for over 20 years by providing a suite of comprehensive crisis management and communications services to a array of clients in the private, public, non-profit, government, education and religious sectors.

He has held executive leadership positions at several Fortune 500 companies. These include: Vice President of Worldwide Marketing for Global Crossing, Corporate Vice President of Communications and Chief Reputation Officer for Frontier Corporation, Vice President of Retail Banking for Citicorp NYS and Division Manager for Multi-National Business at AT&T.

Randal has an undergraduate degree from Manhattan College, a master's degree in communications from Manhattanville College and a master's in administration from Southern New England State University. Randal has published a number of articles in crisis and reputation management, global marketing, mergers and acquisitions and post merger integration.

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Simonetti, Randal A. [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Simonetti, Randal A. [MC1982]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) cites Mother of Fellow Jasper Richard Lawrence ' 68.

Good Morning All,
Tom McCarthy asks for our Prayers for Ann Mary Lawrence, Mother of Fellow Jasper Richard Lawrence ' 68. Mrs. Lawrence, of the Albany Area died last week. We pray for the repose of her soul as she enters the Kingdom Of Heaven. Please keep Richard and his wife Barbara and their Family in your prayers as they mourn the loss of Richard's Mom. Obituary Link, Wake and Funeral Mass information are shown below. Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon

Obituary: http://m.legacy.com/obituaries/timesunion-albany/obituary.aspx?n=ann-mary-lawrence&pid=166762720&referrer=0&preview=True


McVeigh Funeral Home
208 North Allen Street
Albany, NY 12206

St Pius X Church
23 Crumitie Road
Loudonville, NY 12211

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JOBIT: McGoldrick, Sr. Ann Bernadette [MC???? RIP]


Sister Ann Bernadette McGoldrick
Guest Book

McGoldrick, Sr. Ann Bernadette, O.P.

Sr. Ann Bernadette McGoldrick, O. P. formerly Catherine McGoldrick, a member of the Sisters of St. Dominic of Blauvelt, New York, for the past 76 years, died on August 30, 2013 in St. Martin De Porres Infirmary . Sr. Ann Bernadette was 93 years of age.

Sister Ann Bernadette was born to Thomas McGoldrick and Mary Murphy on February 3, 1920 in New York City. She entered the Sisters of St. Dominic on August 15, 1937 from St. Luke's Parish, Bronx, N.Y. Sr. Ann Bernadette received the Dominican habit on July 5, 1938, professed first vows on August 26, 1939, and final vows on September 7, 1942.

Sister held the B.A. in Education from Manhattan College and the M.A. in French from Fordham University, Bronx, New York.

Sr. Ann Bernadette's many years of active ministry were devoted to education at the elementary, high school and college levels. Her ministries included the following: St. Nicholas of Tolentine Elementary School, Bronx, N.Y. 1941-1948; St. Anselm's School, Bronx; 1948-1956; St. Peter's School, Liberty, N.Y., 1956-1958; St. Nicholas of Tolentine High School, Bronx, 1958-1971, and Dominican College, Blauvelt, N.Y., 1971-1997. Sister served the Congregation as Historian, 1999-2004. Due to failing health, Sister Ann Bernadette retired to St. Martin de Porres Infirmary in 2005 where she remained until her death.

In addition to her religious congregation, Sister is survived by several cousins. She was predeceased by her sister, Sr. Rose Veronica, O.P. of the Blauvelt Congregation.

Relatives and friends can attend services at: St. Dominic's Convent, 496 Western Highway, Blauvelt, N.Y. WAKE: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 3-8 PM. EVENING PRAYER: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 6 PM. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 10:30 AM. BURIAL: St. Dominic's Convent Cemetery

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sisters of St. Dominic, Blauvelt, N.Y.

Hannemann Funeral Home, Inc. 88 South Broadway Nyack, NY (845) 358-0573

Published in the The Journal News on September 2, 2013


McGoldrick, Sr. Ann Bernadette [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/lohud/guestbook.aspx?n=ann-mcgoldrick&pid=166758185&cid=full

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Dear John,

I do not have anything in my 'stuff' for Sister Ann.

May She Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JFOUND: Reynolds, John P. [MC????] Managing Director, Consultant Relations


John P. Reynolds
Managing Director, Consultant Relations
John leads the consultant relations effort at Epoch Investment Partners.

John has extensive experience in institutional marketing and consultant relations. Prior to joining Epoch in 2010, he was Director of Institutional Business Development for TD Asset Management. Before TD Asset Management, John worked in senior consultant relations roles at BNY Mellon Asset Management and a predecessor firm, Pareto Partners. Earlier, he worked in consultant relations at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co He began his investment career in institutional sales for Salomon Brothers Inc. in both New York and Chicago. John holds a BA from Manhattan College.

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Reynolds, John P. [MC????]

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JNEWS: Rehain, Kelsey [MC2014] one of 190 Lacrosse Honor Roll


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KELSEY REHAIN of Suffern, a physical education major at Manhattan College, was among 190 student-athletes from 68 institutions named to the 2013 Academic Honor Roll by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA). The standout lacrosse player, who took up the sport with her sister, Juli, as a 6-year-old, is coming back for her senior season with the Jaspers.

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Rehain, Kelsey [MC2014]

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JLINKEDIN: Malone, Jim [MC1984] 9 years as District Seven ATR Teacher


Malone, Jim [MC1984] has a work anniversary
9 years since this October
District Seven ATR Teacher at NYC Department of Education

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JLINKEDIN: Zevzavadjian, Bert [MC1991] 5 years Sales Manager Linkedin


Zevzavadjian, Bert [MC1991] has a work anniversary
5 years since this October
Sales Manager - Corporate Solutions at Linkedin

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JNEWS: Fox, Ryan [MC2002] Real Estate Agent


Mr. Ryan Fox: Originally from New Jersey, Ryan enjoyed a successful career in the publishing arena. He has worked in the advertising & marketing departments of HarperCollins Publishers and The McGraw-Hill Companies. Most recently, Ryan helped conceive the 2008 marketing plan for BusinessWeek magazine's redesign. He brings this strong background of building customer loyalty, managing the unique needs of each client, and providing outstanding service to the real estate market. He is a graduate of Manhattan College where he earned a bachelor's degree in Communications. In his free time, Ryan can be found exploring New York's vibrant music scene, collecting various musical instruments for his Upper East Side apartment, and spending time with his Cairn Terrier, Betty.

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Fox, Ryan [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Ryan is a member of the class of 2002.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Fox, Ryan [MC2002]

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JFOUND: Echaniz, Paul [MC1971] Quintana Project


Quintana Project
A Documentary Film on the life, work & ideas of the Architect Nicolás Quintana (1925-2010) and the city of Havana

The Project Team

Paul Echaniz. Executive Producer. Paul was born in Havana and completed his primary studies at the Colegio de La Salle del Vedado. In 1961, he left Cuba through Operation Peter Pan, continued his high school studies at La Salle Academy in New York, and graduated with a degree in civil engineering in 1971 from Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York. He specialized in geotechnical engineering and founded the firm EGS Associates, Inc., in 1980. He has practiced professionally in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut, although he has also participated in projects in Ohio, Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and Qatar. In 2007, his firm merged with CME Associates and he currently works there as Director of Geotechnical Services. Paul is licensed as a professional engineer in the states of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He currently resides in New York with his wife Teresa. He has two daughters and two granddaughters. Since his arrival in the United States as a political exile, Paul has maintained interest in Cuba and its culture. During his youth he participated in the Cuban Catholic Committee of the Union of Cubans in Exile and in the Abdala Student Association. Paul served as president of the Cuban-American Society of Engineers and Architects and recently contributed articles to the magazine Herencia Cultural Cubana on the life and work of the engineer Ysrael Seinuk and the architect Nicolás Quintana.

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Echaniz, Paul [MC1971]

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JFOUND: Zancan, Walter [MC1974] Orthopedic Surgery


Walter Zancan MD


Orthopedic Surgery


St. Michael's College, 1970-1971
Manhattan College, B.S. Biology, 1971-1974
Howard University, M.D., 1974-1977
University of Cincinnati, Internship, 1977-1978
University of Cincinnati, Residency, 1978-1982

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Zancan, Walter [MC1974]

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JLINKEDIN: Flanagan, Patrick [MC1989] Operations Director - ReachLocal UK Ltd.


Flanagan, Patrick [MC1989]
Operations Director - ReachLocal UK Ltd.
London, United Kingdom

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JOBIT: Grillo, Salvatore Joseph [MC???? RIP]


Salvatore Grillo (1918 - 2013)

Salvatore Joseph Grillo, age 94 years of Glassboro, NJ, died August 31 at his home. Born in New York City, he was a graduate of Evander Childs High School and Manhattan College. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army. Formerly of Demerest, NJ, he moved to Gulf Breeze, FL in 1981, and then to Glassboro, NJ in 2005. He was employed Controlled Engineering Products Co., Wittlesey & Whittlesey, and Hunt Chemical in Leonia, NJ as a Chemical Engineer until his retirement. He was an Honorary Life Member of the Knights of Columbus, Assembly #2835 of Navarre, FL. Predeceased by his daughter Andrea Bernhardt. Survived by his wife of 70 years, Mary Mendrala, children Mary McCrary, Theresa (Peter) Laird, Arthur (Sherry) Grillo, Barbara (Frank) Angelos, 10 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. Also survived by his sister Anna Murray.

Friends may call on Thursday from 9:30AM to 10:45AM at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 500 Greentree Road, Glassboro. Funeral Mass at 11AM. Interment on Friday at 12 noon in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY. Memories may be shared at www.kelleyfhpitman.com.

Express your condolences in our guestbook at pnj.com/obits

Published in Pensacola News Journal on September 5, 2013


Grillo, Salvatore Joseph [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/pensacolanewsjournal/guestbook.aspx?n=salvatore-grillo&pid=166783197&cid=full#sthash.GtAeJgDv.dpbs

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JHQ: Cardinal Newman Lecture "No Such Thing as the Internet" 9/9 at 1630



On Sept. 9, Manhattan College continues the Newman Lecture series with cultural historian and media scholar Siva Vaidhyanathan, Ph.D.

Siva Vaidhyanathan, Ph.D., cultural historian and media scholar, will present There is No Such Thing as the Internet: Mythologizing and Misunderstanding the Digital Moment at the fourth annual Cardinal Newman Lecture at Manhattan College on Monday, Sept. 9 at 4:30 p.m. in Hayden Hall, room 100. The event is free and open to the public.

Vaidhyanathan is currently the Robertson Professor in Media Studies at the University of Virginia (UVA). In 2011, he was appointed chair of UVA’s Department of Media Studies and became a prominent voice of the faculty in the 2012 controversy surrounding the ousting of UVA president Teresa A. Sullivan.

As a fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities and the Institute for the Future of the Book, he is also a frequent contributor on media and cultural issues in various periodicals including the Chronicle of Higher Education, The New York Times Magazine, The Nation and Salon.com. In addition, Vaidhyanathan maintains a blog, www.googlizationofeverything.com.

Hailed as one of the top movers and shakers in the library field, Vaidhyanathan lauded librarians in the March 2002 edition of the Library Journal for being “on the front lines of copyright battles” and “the custodians of our information and cultural commons.” The Chronicle of Higher Education called Vaidhyanathan “one of academe’s best-known scholars of intellectual property and its role in contemporary culture” in 2004. He has also testified as an expert before the U.S. Copyright Office on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

The Cardinal Newman Lecture was launched at Manhattan College in 2010 to celebrate Cardinal John Henry Newman’s beatification, which occurred on Sept. 19, 2010, in Birmingham, England, at a ceremony presided over by Pope Benedict XVI. The goal of the lecture series is to reaffirm the significance of the liberal arts as the core of undergraduate education. Cardinal Newman’s The Idea of a University stressed the central place of the liberal arts in the Catholic intellectual tradition, as well as education in the professions.

Posted on September 03, 2013

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[JR: Would be nice to have more lead time. And, the inet is! Uber Alles. To quote "The Matrix", "The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you're inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it." Kinda like the Sheeple today?  ]

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JNEWS: Reichert, George [MC1986] CIO U.S. Mortgage Insurance



Genworth Financial, Inc., announced Wednesday that the company is strengthening the senior leadership team of its U.S. Mortgage Insurance (USMI) unit with the addition of two key executives. Paul Gomez was recently promoted to COO of USMI, and George Reichert was named chief information officer (CIO).

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Reichert most recently was CIO at Nortel Networks in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, where he leveraged his expertise to create and lead the vision for Nortel’s IT restructuring plan. He also led IT teams at Lenovo and DHL. Reichert graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems from Manhattan College in New York.

“George is a results-driven leader with a proven ability to develop and execute IT strategy as well as motivate and empower people,” Gupta commented. “I’m pleased to have him on board to focus on how we can best leverage technology to drive the business forward and effectively manage change.”

Genworth operates through three divisions: U.S. Life Insurance, which includes life insurance, long term care insurance, and fixed annuities; Global Mortgage Insurance, made up of the U.S. Mortgage Insurance and International Mortgage Insurance segments; and the Corporate and Other business unit, which includes the company’s International Protection and Runoff segments as well as its discontinued wealth management business.

Genworth, headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, traces its roots back to 1871 and became a public company in 2004.

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Reichert, George [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Reichert, George [MC1986]

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JNEWS: Anderson, Ellen [MC1985] General Manager & CFO People's Light & Theatre


Welcomes Abigail Adams as CEO
Tuesday, September 3, 2013; 10:09 PM - by BWW News Desk
People's Light & Theatre Welcomes Abigail Adams as CEO

The Board of People's Light & Theatre has named Artistic Director, AbiGail Adams, CEO of the organization as part of a carefully planned restructuring of the company's executive leadership. Ms. Adams will be joined by Ellen Anderson, General Manager & CFO, and Zak Berkman, Producing Director.

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Ellen Anderson, General Manager & CFO

Ellen M. Anderson has been at People's Light since 2005. She has twenty-five years of experience in finance and accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant in Pennsylvania and New York. In 2011, MS. Anderson was given leadership of the Theatre's wholly-owned, for-profit subsidiary, The Farmhouse

Bistro and Catering facility. Prior to joining People's Light, MS. Anderson was the Director of Finance at The Pennsylvania Ballet for fifteen years. She started her accounting career in the audit division of Ernst & Young LLP in New York and Philadelphia. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Manhattan College. She is married and has two sons, Erik and Reid.

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Anderson, Ellen [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Ellen is a member of the Class of 1985.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Anderson, Ellen [MC1985]

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JFOUND: McGahren, John [MC1986] Partner in Morgan Lewis's Litigation Practice


John McGahren is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Litigation Practice. Mr. McGahren focuses his practice on a variety of environmental litigation enforcement and compliance matters. He has prosecuted and defended citizen suit actions, Superfund and RCRA litigation, Clean Water and Air Act litigation, state law actions, and natural resource damage claims. Mr. McGahren frequently represents clients on commercial litigation, products liability, toxic tort, and government contract claims and provides counsel on both federal and state regulatory matters.

Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Mr. McGahren was the managing partner of the New Jersey office of another international law firm and previously served as an environmental department chair of another major international law firm. He also served previously as a licensed professional engineer in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region II Superfund program, working on sites in New York, New Jersey, and Puerto Rico.

Mr. McGahren is active in the community and has served as a trustee of Essex County Volunteer Lawyers for Justice, as well as on the board of directors of NJ Law and Education Empowerment Project, which empowers urban youth from underserved neighborhoods in northern New Jersey to perform at high academic levels. His other charitable endeavors include the New Jersey Battered Women's Service, Inc., Habitat for Humanity, Lawyers Asylum Program, and The Heifer Society. He is also a District of New Jersey federal mediator and a New Jersey Supreme Court Civil Mediation Program state mediator.

Mr. McGahren earned his J.D. from New York Law School in 1990. He earned his M.S. and B.S., magna cum laude, in civil and environmental engineering, from Manhattan College in 1986.

Mr. McGahren is admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York, and West Virginia and before the U.S. Supreme Court; the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, Third, and Federal Circuits; and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

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JOBIT: Faraci, Jean Pierre [MC1950 RIP]


Jean Pierre Faraci


Jean Pierre, died on September 3, 2013. He was born December 22, 1926, a son of Frederick F. Faraci and Rosemarie Genthon Faraci, and raised in Clifton, NJ. Jean was a WWII Veteran serving with the U.S. Navy, a graduate of Manhattan College and Virginia Tech graduate school, and a registered S.C. Professional Engineer. He was employed by the DuPont Co. Engineering Department and then the Savannah River Laboratory. he also participated in various spiritual, civic and athletic activities in the Aiken area.

Jean was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth Stratton Faraci, in 2008.

He is survived by a brother Charles J. Faraci, seven children; Linda Stratton Blair (Tom), Terry Stratton

Birchall (Gary), Charles "Rick" Faraci (Patty), Jeannette Faraci Dangerfield (Steve), Anne Faraci Menna (John), John Peter Faraci (Mindy), Paul Faraci, fifteen grandchldren and three great-grandchildren. He was a body donor to the Medical College of Georgia.

Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church in Aiken, SC.

Published in The Record/Herald News on September 5, 2013


Faraci, Jean Pierre [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/northjersey/guestbook.aspx?n=jean-faraci&pid=166808939&cid=full

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Dear John,

I believe that Jean Pierre is a member of the Class of 1950.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Faraci, Jean Pierre [MC1950 RIP]

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JHQ: Dec 5, 2013: Radio City Christmas Spectacular Alumni Outing

Dec 5, 2013: Radio City Christmas Spectacular Alumni Outing
Join fellow Jasper alumni for the Christmas Spectacular and get in the holiday spirit at Radio City! Tickets are $80 per person and will be located in the Orchestra level.

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JOBIT: McManus, John Paul [MC1942 RIP]


John Paul McManus (1920 - 2013)

John Paul McManus
Aug. 12, 1920~Aug. 15, 2013

Resident of Saratoga

John Paul McManus, resident of Saratoga since 1969, died peacefully August 15 2013.

He was born in New York City, August 12 1920. He was a 1942 graduate of Manhattan College, New York. With his mathematics degree in hand, he enlisted in the US Navy and was sent to Officers Training School at the University of Arizona in Tucson. He was assigned to Meteorological training at NYU, and then went to serve with the Seventh Fleet as an Aeorological officer. He was soon transferred to PT Boats and served in New Guinea and the Allied invasion of the Philippines Islands. At the end of the war, he transferred into the regular Navy (USN), and remained on active duty at Naval Air Stations and aircraft carriers. While stationed at the Weather Center in San Francisco in 1984, he met his future bride, Marjorie Adele Dusto. That blind date was the beginning of a 64 year love affair! They moved to Carmel where John earned his Masters Degree in Aerological Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey. Following his service in Korea, John resigned his commission in the Navy.

He began his civilian career with Lockheed Missiles and Space Co., Sunnyvale, Calif. as a Systems Integration Engineer working on the Polaris, Poseidon, and finally the Trident projects. John remained with Lockheed, also serving four years as a Lockheed Senior Staff Tech Rep. to the Navy's Special Projects Office.

John retired in 1989, and enjoyed various hobbies including golf, water color painting, photography, and collecting family tree data. He was an active member of SIR, Branch 125.

He leaves behind a loving family, including Marge, three daughters, Karen (Ron) Crampton, Susan (Chris) Ryan, Lisa (Tim) Cobb, and two sons, Scott (Beth) McManus, and Brett (Pamela) McManus, seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and a sister-in law Melinda (Dana) Chase and family. His special gift to all of us was a once a year gathering of daughters, sons, and grandchildren, friends and a dog or two at Lake Tahoe, which continues after more than 55 years!

A Memorial Service for John will be Saturday, Sept. 14, at 2:00 PM at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 13601 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga,CA. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, www.lpch.org, or a charity of your choice .

Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on September 8, 2013


McManus, John Paul [MC1942 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/mercurynews/guestbook.aspx?n=john-mcmanus&pid=166813017&cid=full#sthash.DqlTcfPU.dpbs

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JFOUND: Mcgourty, Colleen [MC2008?]


Mcgourty, Colleen [MC2008?]

Major Intercultural & International Studies

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[JR: Don't see the value of this as opposed to LinkedIn?  ]

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JHQ: GoJaspers links should be working

Hi John,

Thank you for your message on GoJaspers.com. I apologize for the delayed reply.

I have fixed the link on William Schwitter's Hall of Fame page and corrected other errors that I noticed within the Hall of Fame section. I appreciate you letting me know and look forward to speaking with you in the future.

Have a great weekend!


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[JR: Cleaning up broken links is always a chore!  ]

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JLINKEDIN: Kelly, Jack [MC1968] Senior Software Architect at Copper River IT


Jack Kelly has a new position
Senior Software Architect at Copper River IT


Kelly, Jack [MC1968]
Senior Software Architect at Copper River IT
Washington D.C. Metro Area
Computer Software

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JNEWS: Squarzini, Michael [MC????] managing principal Thornton Tomasetti


What's new in the mid-Hudson Valley business scene for Sept. 7
Business scene
Sep. 6, 2013 9:54 PM

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Michael Squarzini

Engineering firm welcomes new manager — Michael Squarzini, a Wappingers Falls resident, has been promoted to managing principal in the New York office of international engineering firm, Thornton Tomasetti.

Squarzini is based in the New York office and has been with the company since 1993. He is the firm’s East U.S. region leader and oversees the growth of the São Paulo office.

Squarzini received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Manhattan College and a master’s in structural engineering from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minn. He has more than 20 years of experience in the structural analysis, design and review of a variety of building types.

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Squarzini, Michael [MC????]

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JFOUND: Herzman, Ronald B. [MC1965] has a book on SCRIBD


Ronald B. Herzman, Ph.D.
Professor of English, State University of New York at Geneseo

Ronald Herzman was born in Brooklyn, New York. He attended Brooklyn Prep and Manhattan College, graduating with honor in 1965 and receiving the Devlin Medal for excellence in French. He studied English literature at theUniversity of Delaware as a DuPont Fellow and a New York State Regents Fellow. He received his M.A. in 1967and his Ph.D. in 1969, writing his dissertation on Geoffrey Chaucer. Professor Herzman has also studied atPrinceton University (summer 1973) and as a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow-in-Residence at theUniversity of Chicago during the 1978–1979 academic year. He received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence inTeaching in 1976 and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Manhattan College in 1991.In 1969, Herzman was appointed Assistant Professor of English at the State University of New York at Geneseo. Hecurrently holds the rank of SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of English. He has held a number of concurrent positions. He has been an adjunct Professor at Genesee Community College, teaching in the inmateeducation program at Attica Correctional Facility (together with Professor Cook); he has been a professorial lecturer at Georgetown University; and a guest tutor at St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. From 1982–1985,Herzman was on leave from SUNY to work at the National Endowment for the Humanities, where he was thefounding Program Officer for the Summer Seminars for School Teachers and the Assistant Director of the Divisionof Fellowships and Seminars.Professor Herzman’s teaching interests include Dante, Chaucer, Francis of Assisi, Shakespeare, the Bible, andArthurian literature. With Cook, he has team-taught several courses during the length of their academic careers atGeneseo, including the Age of Dante and the Age of St. Francis of Assisi. Cook and Herzman have also takenstudents to Europe to study various aspects of the Middle Ages.In 1983, Cook and Herzman published The Medieval World View with Oxford University Press and are currently atwork on a second edition. Herzman’s other books include
The Apocalyptic Imagination in Medieval Literature
(University of Pennsylvania Press, 1992, with Richard Emmerson) and
Four Romances of England
(MedievalInstitute Publications, edited with Graham Drake and Eve Salisbury). He has written extensively on medievalliterature, including fifteen articles and book chapters on Dante, several articles on Francis of Assisi, and work onChaucer, the
Romance of the Rose
, and the
Song of Roland
(with Cook). His current research interests include a book-length study of Dante’s Paradiso
Professor Herzman has directed nine Seminars for School Teachers for the National Endowment for the Humanities,conducted at Geneseo; at St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico; and in Siena and Assisi, Italy.

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MFOUND: 1926 Press Photo Manhattan College Invention


1926 Press Photo Manhattan College Invention Rotor Motor Time Keeper Clock

Price: 9.99 USD

End Time: 11 h, 59 m ago

Category: Other Contemporary Images

Seller: historicimages04

Location: Memphis

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JFOUND: Skvarla, John [MC1970] Founder, Alliance for Bonded Term Limits


John Skvarla, Founder, Alliance for Bonded Term Limits

John Skarvala is the founder and head of Alliance for Bonded Term Limits. ABTL is dedicated to providing voters an opportunity to elect candidates who will reform Congress by limiting their time there. His mission is to return to citzen government by advocating practices and policies that encourage fresh blood and new ideas in government.

John Skvarla was hired by Restoration Systems in January 2005 as the company’s first President and Chief Operating Officer and currently serves as its Chief Executive Officer. His background is diverse in assignment and responsibility, but focused singularly on the careful, sustainable growth of reputable business organizations. In recent years he has served as Managing Director of an investment banking office in Raleigh, NC, owner of a Sandhills golf course community, and turned around a waste products manufacturing company with primary offices in Los Angeles, New York, Miami and Chicago.

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

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

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

Skvarla holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Manhattan College in New York and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law. His accomplishments also include appointments to the Board of Directors for the UNC School of Law Foundation, School of Nursing Foundation and the Law Entrepreneurial Council. He has also served as the President of the Board of Visitors at Peace College in Raleigh, North Carolina. He is the author of The People’s Prescription for What Really Ails America’s Health Care System, published in 1994 by Signal Books.

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Skvarla, John [MC1970]

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ENDNOTE: No strategic interests in Syria


Look Before you Leap Mr President!

By Eric Margolis

August 31, 2013

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Let’s also recall how North Vietnam was drenched with the toxic Agent Orange, how the resisting Iraq city of Falluja was showered by white phosphorous, how Iraq was permanently contaminated by radioactive depleted uranium. These foul weapons also kill babies.

At least many Americans seem to have learned caution from the campaign of neocon lies that led them into the 2003 Iraq invasion, one of the biggest disasters and shames in US history. Even some usually bellicose Republicans are urging the Nobel Peace prize winner in the White House and his entourage of bloodthirsty liberals to slow his rush to war and consult Congress.

More tellingly, Gen. Colin Powell, who disgraced himself before the world by parroting the Bush administration’s lies about Iraq now also urges caution over Syria.

Powell is right. The US has lost its last two “crusades” in Afghanistan and Iraq. The US has no strategic interests in Syria beyond an obsession to overthrow Iran’s disobedient government.

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Sorry, but I'm a little L libertarian pro-life pro-choice anti-war peace kinda fellow.

What say we MYOB?

I've written my letter to "my" political "representatives". (For all the good that will do. They no more "represent" me, than I "represent" the young thin fellow in my own mind!)

This just shows that the faux anti-war protests against Bush were just political Democratic astroturf.


Why do Catholics not speak up?

Where is the "Just War" discussion?

It's immoral, ineffective, and inefficient!

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