JASPER JOTTINGS Week 07 - 2014 Feb 16    

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



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POSITRACTION:"divorce, she ducked"



He said he was leaving. She ignored him. When Laura Munson's husband asked for a divorce, she ducked instead of fighting. He needed to learn, she says, that his unhappiness wasn't really about her
By Laura Munson, The New York Times | August 13, 2009

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I barbecued. Made lemonade. Set the table for four. Loved him from afar.

And one day, there he was, home from work early, mowing the lawn. A man doesn't mow his lawn if he's going to leave it. Not this man. Then he fixed a door that had been broken for eight years. He made a comment about our front porch needing paint. Our front porch. He mentioned needing wood for next winter. The future. Little by little, he started talking about the future.

It was Thanksgiving dinner that sealed it. My husband bowed his head humbly and said, "I'm thankful for my family."

He was back.

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Marriage is forever.

Til death do you part.

Good times and bad.

Here’s a positive strategy for a tough time.

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JOBIT: McCartney, Patrick A. [MC1981 RIP]



Patrick McCartney

Patrick A. McCartney, age 53, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Friday, February 7, 2014 after a long and valiant battle with cancer.

Pat was born in New York City on September 14, 1960 to Dorothy and the late Patrick E. McCartney. He grew up in Hempstead, NY with his five younger brothers and sisters, Liz, Joe, Paul, Mary Ellen and Deirdre and a large close extended family. After graduating Chaminade High School (1978) and Manhattan College (1981), Pat attended Hofstra University School of Law (1984) where he met his wife Terri.

He joined the law firm of Emmet Marvin and Martin in 1986 and became a partner in 1992. Pat was a Solicitor of England and Wales. He served on the board of Domus in Stamford for 14 years and was the president of Trailblazers Academy for more than 10 years.

Pat was a charismatic guy. He had the rare gift of truly being able to listen to and care about all those around him - everyone who met him felt special. Family, faith and friends were most important to him. Pat loved to golf, was an avid skier, enjoyed traveling and sports. Music was a large part of Pat's life. He listened to a broad range of musical styles and loved nothing more than hearing live bands.

In addition to his loving wife Terri of 28 years, Patrick is survived by his three children, Lauren, Patrick and Thomas, his mother Dorothy, five siblings, four brothers-in-law, five sisters in law, nineteen nieces and nephews, three uncles, thirty-seven first cousins and countless colleagues and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in his memory to: Domus, Attn: Development, 83 Lockwood Ave., Stamford CT, 06902. Family will receive relatives and friends on Monday, February 10, 2014 from 1pm to 4pm and from 6pm to 9pm at the Bosak Funeral Home, 453 Shippan Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 11am at St. Michael the Archangel Parish, 469 North Street, in Greenwich, CT. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery, North Street (entrance), in Greenwich, CT. The McCartney family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Bosak Funeral Home, 453 Shippan Avenue, Stamford, CT. If you would like to leave an expression of sympathy for the family online, you may sign the guestbook at www.bosakfuneralhome.com or visit the funeral home Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bosakfuneralhome to share memories of Patrick with his family.

Published in GreenwichTime on Feb. 9, 2014


McCartney, Patrick A. [MC1981 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/greenwichtime/patrick-mccartney-condolences/169569609?cid=full#sthash.d2I2zv2q.dpbs

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JOY: McCrosson, Daniel Enright [MC2008] engaged



Engagement: Felicia Amicucci & Daniel McCrosson
Feb. 9, 2014

Bernadette and Ralph Amicucci and Joy and Matthew McCrosson are thrilled to announce the engagement of their children, Felicia Marie and Daniel Enright. Felicia and Dan are both graduates of Pleasantville High School where they met in 2003. Dan received a BS in Management from Manhattan College in 2008 and is an Operations Manager at Hiscox USA in NYC. Felicia received her BS in Accounting in 2009, and is currently completing her MS in Taxation at Fordham University. She is a Senior Tax Consultant with Ernst & Young. Henry is also very excited about the wedding which is planned for November 22, 2014.

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McCrosson, Daniel Enright [MC2008]

[JR: Congrats and Mozel Tov. My third most favoritism thing to report in Jottings. Having to start the week reporting an obit is a bummer. This cheers me up. Look at the picture. I can see how “excited” Henry was. Laff!]

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JHQ: MC Players 2/14 & 2/15 "The Good Body"



MC Players Presents: The Good Body

Hayden 100, Manhattan College

Friday 14 February 2014, 19h00 till Saturday 15 February 2014, 19h00

Organized by : Manhattan College Players

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JNEWS: Yardley, Mimi [MC????] co-owner Sag Harbor Baking Co.



Sag Harbor Baking Company Is a Tasty Treat

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To judge from the dazed-with-delight customers who squeeze into the teeny-tiny Sag Harbor Baking Co. off Division Street, sweets are here to stay. Seductive scents take over as soon as the door is opened, the key is to give over to the moment, as the eye confirms what the nose promises—a select array of aromatic goodies. Gorgeous-looking cookies, breads, muffins, cupcakes, pastries, focaccias, croissants, lemon squares and more are attractively laid out on counters and shelves, and a blackboard of the day’s offerings promises even more.

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Yardley is one of Sag Harbor Baking Company’s two owners. A graduate of Pierson High School and Sag Harbor Elementary School, where she first met her future business partner, Margaret Brooks. After graduating from Manhattan College Yardley became a CPA and worked in the city for a while at Ernst & Young. Brooks studied economics at SUNY Albany and then Business at Cal State in L.A. before going to the California Culinary Academy in California and embarking on a 20-year career there as a pastry chef in bakeries and restaurants. She says that chefs have to be “quick and fast” but pastry chefs’ work is “scientific and methodical.”

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The Sag Harbor Baking Co., 51 Division Street, Sag Harbor, is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the off-season. 631-899-4900 The shop will be closed Feb. 11 through March 20. 

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Yardley,  Mimi [MC????]

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JOY: Pozzuto, Christina [MC2007] and Pagnozzi, Damian [MC2005] engaged



Ricky Restiano Photography

Photos of Ricky Restiano Photography

Christina and Damian : Engaged [RICKY]
Updated about 2 weeks ago

2014 02 09 Maybe

[JR:  Jasper? Jaspers? Or Alma Mater being used as a backdrop. I’m thirsty to publish “Joys”. ]

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Christina Pozzuto seems to be a Jasper.

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Dear John,
I checked with Tom McCarthy, '06 at the College and he tells me that this couple is Damian Pagnozzi, class of 2005 and Maria Christina Pozzuto, class of 2007. What great pictures!


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Pagnozzi, Damian [MC2005]

Pozzuto, Christina [MC2007]

[JR: Reclassifying from “MFOUND” to “JOY”.]

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JFACEBOOK: 2014 Manhattan Track & Field and Cross Country reunion



Daniel Loughney

Al Novell sent this out the other day. Last reunion was a great event. Looking forward to getting together again.

Hi fellow Jaspers,

In 2011, we had our first ever Manhattan Track & Field and Cross Country reunion. We packed Smith Auditorium that day in October...and everyone had a great time! I have gotten many requests recently from former teammates wanting to have another reunion. So on Saturday, September 27, 2014, we will have another chance at seeing our old friends.

A core team (currently Tom Donahue '71, Mark Codd '71, Jim Kenny '69 and myself '70), has put together a preliminary agenda for the day that hopes to have a Manhattan Cross-Country dual meet (new coach, Pat Slevin, will advise) down at Van Cordtlandt Park, a possible 5K fun-run over the same course for ourselves, a tour of the new Ray Kelly Student center, and a 5 pm to 11 pm reunion event ...again in Smith Auditorium.

We are in the beginning stages of putting this together so many details will take shape later......but the date is set for September 27th.

Why this early notice ? We want to get the first shot at getting on your calendar. Also, this will give you a long lead time to track down your old teammates and get them to join us. This is YOUR reunion. The more Jasper teammates you get to come, the better time you will have. The Class of 1971 led the way last time with 11 people and had a blast !

I don't have everyone's email address, so please reach out to those teammates that you keep in touch with and let them know about the 2014 reunion.

I also ask you to let me know if you plan to come as soon as possible. This is not a commitment ....money won't be collected until August... but a tool for letting others see who is planning to be there (barring unknown events). As before, spouses and family are welcome.

Best wishes,
Al Novell - Class of 1970

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Loughney, Daniel [MC1988]

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JTWITTER: Manhattan College Career Development Office on Twitter


Jasper Careers

The Manhattan College Career Development Office assists students and alumni as they pursue their career goals

Riverdale, NY

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JFOUND: Monte, Salvatore J. [MC1961] President of Kenrich Petrochemicals



Salvatore J. Monte

Salvatore J. Monte is the President of Kenrich Petrochemicals, Inc. and is a co-owner of the company, which has been in business for over sixty years.

As President, Sal heads up the research and development, marketing, and sales divisions of the company. Under Sal’s leadership and chemical knowledge of plastics, thermosets and elastomers, the company has continued to grow and emerge strong in this tough economic global economy.

Sal received his B.C.E. from Manhattan College in 1961 and M.S. in Polymeric Materials from NYU Poly in 1969. Sal holds twenty-nine U.S. Patents filed worldwide and has a patent pending. Four Hundred and Fifty ACS CAS abstracted patents, technical papers; journal articles and book chapters on applications of organometallics and reactive diluents in thermosets and thermoplastics are attributed to Sal. In addition, he has authored a 340-page Ken-React® Reference Manual on Titanates, Zirconates and Aluminates -- 78,000 copies printed; authored several book chapters (Most recent – Chapter 5 – Functional Fillers – Wiley-VCH, 2005 – edited 2010); testified on several occasions before the U.S. Congress on Intellectual Property and Trade issues; and lectured on coupling agents around the world including: Europe, Greece, Turkey, South America, Canada, Mexico, India, Australia, South Korea and Japan. Sal’s titanate technology is being used to render conventional plastics anaerobic landfill biodegradable.

Sal is a licensed Professional Engineer in NJ; Voted Member of the Plastics Pioneers Association; Member of Society of Petroleum Engineers; Fellow of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE); SPE Honored Service Member; SPE: Former Member of the Finance Committee and Technical Advisory Board, Past-Chairman of ANTEC Operations 2007; Past-Chairman of the FOAMS 2000 and 2002 Technical Conferences and Co-Chair of FOAMS 2009 & 2011, Councilor & Past Chairman-Thermoplastic Materials & Foams Division of SPE (1997 –2000); Past President – SPE Palisades-New Jersey Section-2009; Proxy Councilor for Israel, Italy and Belgium; Past Chairman of the New York Rubber Group – ACS Rubber Division; twice winner of the C. Homer Flynn Award for Technical Excellence – Federated Society of Coatings Technology; member AIChE; member SAMPE; Voting Member to the ASC (Adhesives and Sealants Council), SPI (Society of Plastics Industries), CPIA (Canadian Plastics Industries Association) and ACMA (American Composites Manufacturers Association); Life Member of the National Defense Industrial Council; Paul Harris Fellow; Trustee for the Walter Head Foundation of District 7490 of Rotary International; and listed in Who's Who in Finance and Industry and Who's Who in the World.

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Monte, Salvatore J. [MC1961]

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JEMAIL: Toner, Mike (MC1972) has a gentler judgment of Seeger


Dear f. John,

Don't forget that our beloved Christian Brothers are (small "c") communists.

AFAIK, Pete Seeger never advocated for the violent overthrow of our government, but simply thought, for awhile that a different economic system might be more fair and just. Also, AFAIK, once he later saw the unfortunate political and human rights situation, that he renounced his membership in the Communist Party. We have to rid ourselves of the 1950’s - "are you now, or have you ever been..." mentality. What do you think you might have done before the kangaroo court of the HUAC in the 50’s? I hope - but am not always confident - that I would have taken the risk of non-cooperation that Pete did.

I am sure Pete had the clay feet that all of us do - but I don’t think that being part of the Communist movement - before the details of the brutality that the Stalinist government attached to it became known - is a great indictment.

Thanks, as always, for your good work as CIC. If you decide that a paid distribution service is needed, I’ll be happy to sign-up for a subscription that shares the cost -- kind or a communist thing... :-)...

mike toner
Buffalo, NY
BEE '72

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Toner, Mike (MC1972)

[JR: I just think that everyone goes nuts without remembering the complete picture. As we all do. I have no problem with anyone who choses freely. Like the Brothers. Unfortunately, we don’t get that with all the “Kings” and their diktats!

Who knows what we’ll do when the time comes. That’s why I only want small temptations. To match my character and ability.

Stalin, Communism, Fascism, and even “democracy” all seem to force folks to do stuff they don’t want to do. As a little L libertarian, if something is a great idea, then people won’t need to be forced to do it.

The distribution should remain free, just moving to “paid service”. Where I should have put it originally. Right now it looks like zero. But might be 120$ / year. If a lot of people sign up. You can be an alpha tester. Laff! Always a dangerous assignment.

Thanks for the kind words. Nice to know someone reads this stuff.]

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2013 - 2014 Men's Basketball

Men vs. Niagara*
Sun 2/16/2014 2:00 PM ET
Draddy Gymnasium

Men vs. Iona*
Fri 2/28/2014 7:00 PM ET
Draddy Gymnasium

Men vs. Canisius*
Sun 3/2/2014 2:00 PM ET
Draddy Gymnasium

2013 - 2014 Women's Basketball

Women vs. Marist*
Sun 2/23/2014 2:00 PM ET
Draddy Gymnasium

Women vs. Quinnipiac*
Sat 3/1/2014 2:00 PM ET
Draddy Gymnasium

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JLINKEDIN: Westphal, John [MC1982] Director of Engineering PSEG Solar Source



Westphal, John [MC1982]
Director of Engineering and Project Management for PSEG Solar Source
Greater New York City Area

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JNEWS: Broderick, Edward [MC1982] President Gilbane Development Company



NEW: Gilbane Development Names Broderick New President

Monday, February 10, 2014

Gilbane Development Company has announced the promotion of Edward Broderick to the office of President.

As President, Broderick will oversee day-to-day operations and foster consistent performance & customer satisfaction.

Since joining Gilbane in 1982, Broderick has acquitted himself with distinction in several large leadership positions. For seven years he worked with Gilbane Building Company before joining Gilbane Development Company as a project manager and progressing to Development Manager, Senior Development Manager, Senior Vice President of Development, and, most recently, Executive Vice President. Broderick brings a wealth of experience, a demonstrated ability to adapt to changing markets, and strong bottom line results.

“I am pleased to appoint Ed as President,” noted Gilbane Development Company’s Chairman and CEO Robert V. Gilbane. “His consistent performance and critical thinking has been a tremendous contributor to our overall success for the past 20 years, and his vision will help lead the Company into the future.”

Broderick received a bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College and MBA in finance from Providence College. In addition, he participated in the executive MBA program at University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Broderick is currently a Director of Gilbane Development Company and a member of the Executive Committee. He serves on the Board of the Narragansett Council Boy Scouts of America and is actively involved with the NAIOP, YMCA and Catholic Relief Services. He is also a member of the Alexis de Tocqueville Society of The United Way.

For more information about Gilbane Development Company, visit www.gilbaneco.com/development or call 1-800-GILBANE.

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Broderick, Edward [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Broderick, Edward [MC1982]

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ADMINISTRIVIA: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) reports Yahoo did NOT complete the distribution





And, the Yahoo group has it.


as well as now


How many ways can I make this available?

I refuse to print and mail. But make me an offer?


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ADMINISTRIVIA: Missing email

Dear John,

               My brother Ed did not receive his either. Is there any other way we can pick it up?



McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

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[JR: Send you and Ed a copy. Anyone else need one emailed? No extra charge!  ]

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JOBIT: Stephens, James Stewart [MC???? RIP]



James Stephens


James Stewart, died Saturday, February 8, 2014.

Born in New York City, he had resided in Fair Lawn since 2013. Prior he had lived in Ridgewood for many years. He was a graduate of Xavier High School, then Manhattan College for Engineering. He retired from Port Authority of NY & NJ after 37 years.

Survivors include his children, James, Kenneth, William, John, Annmarie, and Matthew along with six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his loving wife Patricia.

Funeral Mass on Thursday at 10:45 AM at Mt. Carmel R.C. Church, Passaic St, Ridgewood. Interment to follow at Christ the King Cemetery, Franklin Lakes. Visiting Wednesday 6-9 PM at C.C. Van Emburgh Funeral Home, Ridgewood.

Donations in his memory to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association would be appreciated. For online condolences please visit www.vanemburgh.com

Published in The Record/Herald News on Feb. 11, 2014


Stephens, James Stewart [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/northjersey/james-stephens-condolences/169631680?cid=full#sthash.71ztqGh7.dpbs

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JFOUND: Haunss, Karen A. [MC1990] otolaryngology



Karen A. Haunss, M.D.

Dr. Haunss attended Manhattan College with a full Presidential Scholarship and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry. She received her medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 1994, and was a member of the national honor medical society, Alpha Omega Alpha.

Dr. Haunss completed a surgical internship and otolaryngology/head and neck surgery residency at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center. She served as chief resident in otolaryngology from 1998-1999.

Dr. Haunss began practicing adult and pediatric otolaryngology on Long Island in 1999. Her hospital affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, and North Shore University Hospital at Glen Cove. She has received advanced training and certification in balloon sinuplasty.

Karen A. Haunss, M.D. practices out of these offices:

833 Northern Blvd., Suite 260
Great Neck, NY 11021

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Haunss, Karen A. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Karen is a member of the Class of 1990.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Haunss, Karen A. [MC1990]

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MFOUND: The Sunrisers' Drum & Bugle Corps?



Frank Mauriello - The Sunrisers' Drum & Bugle Corps

Kevin is a graduate of Manhattan College and is a CPA in State of Connecticut. Kevin also is currently the Asistant Band Director at Port Chester High School in ...Frank Mauriello - The Sunrisers' Drum & Bugle Corps

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[JR: No idea what this refers to?  ]

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ADMINISTRATIVE: If MAILCHIMP passes muster ... ...


If MAILCHIMP passes muster ... ...

… … I’d like to drop the Yahoo Mail group.

I can just load the Yahoo Mail address into MAILCHIMP, but then folks have to respond positively.

(If they respond negatively, it counts against me personally.)

Change is always “hard”.

BTW if you want to test with us, be my guest.


Laff! If you hate it, then you best speak up cause I’m heading that way.

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JNEWS: Richardson, Lizette [MC1984] Acting Superintendent Joshua Tree National Park



Lizette Richardson Appointed Acting Superintendent

Lizette Richardson has been selected as the acting superintendent for Joshua Tree National Park. Currently the chief of maintenance and engineering at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, she will take over for Curt Sauer who retired September 30, after seven years in the position.

During her 60-day appointment, Richardson will oversee operations for the 794,000-acre national park that receives 1.3 million annual visitors, has a $6.2 million annual budget, and a staff of 144 permanent and temporary park employees.

In a 26-year professional career, Richardson has been a design engineer, environmental manager, and project manager at several U.S. Department of Defense installations. As project manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, she was responsible for multi-million dollar civil works projects, including a $344 million flood-control project in Houston, Texas.

Richardson began her National Park Service career at Lake Mead National Recreation Area in November, 2004. As chief of maintenance and engineering, she is responsible for the planning, design, construction, and oversight of a broad range of park infrastructure projects as well as on-going maintenance operations at the park, which is the fifth most heavily visited unit of the National Park System.

Lizette is a member of the Pacific West Region’s Maintenance Advisory Committee and has served a detail at the National Park Service Facility Management Division in Washington, DC. She has a B.S. in civil engineering from Manhattan College and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Nevada. She and her husband Rick live in Henderson, Nevada.

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Richardson, Lizette [MC????]

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Comments on “JNEWS: Richardson, Lizette [MC????] Acting Superin…”

Lorna Lange
Submitted on 2014/02/12 at 5:14 pm

This is an old press release from 2011.

[JR: Thanks. Funny what Google calls new.  ]

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Dear John,

I believe that Lizette is a member of the Class of 1984.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Richardson, Lizette [MC1984]

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JLINKEDIN: Puleo, Philip [MC2010] Accounting Leonia, New Jersey



Puleo, Philip [MC2010]
Leonia, New Jersey (Greater New York City Area)

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JNEWS: Handal, Kate [MC1994] Holy Trinity School charity event


Assemblyman Bramnick, Mayor Skibitsky emcee Holy Trinity School charity event in Westfield
Suburban News By Suburban News
on February 11, 2014 at 1:38 PM, updated February 11, 2014 at 1:39 PM

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Holy Trinity Interparochial School gym was abuzz as never before as a sell-out crowd enjoyed an afternoon of basketball during a charity game coached by former N.Y. Knicks stars Larry Johnson and John Starks.

The emcees and play-by-play announcers for the event were New Jersey Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick (R-21) and Westfield Mayor Andy Skibitsky. Johnson was his typical showman self trading comments with Bramnick, cheering on his players and razzing Starks and his players.

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Kate Handal, who played college ball at Manhattan College.

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Handal, Kate [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

Handal, Kate [MC1994]

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JFOUND: Dour, Fred [MC1986] Intellectual Property Law



Fred Dour
Professional Experience

Fred’s practice focuses on patent procurement and client counseling in diverse industries.

Client Work

Fred works with foreign and domestic clients ranging from solo inventors and start-ups to multi-billion dollar companies, providing protection strategies for their intellectual property.

Building on his broad engineering experience, Fred is particularly adept at interviewing inventors at the onset of the patenting process. Speaking as an engineer, Fred is able to encourage inventors to see their invention in the broadest possible light, and then draft applications to capture the broadest scope.

Fred has successfully prosecuted scores of patents in fields such as commercial doors, automotive components, composites and eyewear. He has had great success arguing cases before the USPTO Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences.

Previous Work

Fred was a practicing professional engineer for 20 years before starting his legal career. He began his professional career as a materials test engineer in the military aerospace industry evaluating aircraft components, manufacturing techniques, and engineering alloys. He then spent 15 years in the private sector as the engineering manager and patent agent for a consumer products company. During that period, Fred was an inventor named on 9 US patents.

While attending law school at night, Fred continued to work as an engineering manager and in his last year of law school, as a scientific advisor/patent agent for an intellectual property law firm in NY City. After graduation, he became an associate for the same firm. He then went to a small patent boutique in New Jersey, where he continued to develop his patent prosecution skills.

Professional Activities

Fred is a member of the American Bar Association , the New York Intellectual Property Law Association, and the American Intellectual Property Law Association

Bar and Court Admissions

New York
New Jersey
New Jersey Supreme Court
United States District Court, District of New Jersey
United States Patent and Trademark Office

Life Beyond the Law

“I spend my time away from the office with my wife and children, often on an athletic field supporting one of the kids in an athletic competition. On a rare weekend with nothing to do, my wife and I enjoy a motorcycle ride on the twisting roads of New Jersey. Recently we have become interested in wine making.”

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Dour, Fred [MC1986]

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JOBIT: Wenz, Frank J. [MC1955 RIP]



Frank J. WENZ
Death Notice or In Memoriam

WENZ - Frank J. a long time resident of New Hyde Park, NY on February 10, 2014.

Beloved husband of Virginia. Loving dad of Suzanne, Eric and Christine (Rob Fernandez). Awesome Papa of Jake. Dear brother of Marie and Joan. Frank will be deeply missed by his loving family and friends.

A graduate of Manhattan College with a distinguished career in Electrical Engineering at Grumman Aerospace.

Friends may visit today 2-4:30pm and 7-9:30pm. and Thursday 2-4:30pm and 7-9:30pm. New Hyde Park Funeral Home 506 Lakeville Rd. New Hyde Park, NY. Mass of Christian Burial Friday 9:15am. Notre Dame R.C. Church New Hyde Park, NY. www.nhpfh.com

Published in Newsday on Feb. 12, 2014


Wenz, Frank J. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/newsday/frank-wenz-condolences/169644442?cid=full#sthash.VBpvcaoL.dpbs

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Dear John,

I believe that Frank is a member of the Class of 1955.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Wenz, Frank J. [MC1955 RIP]

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JEMAIL: Pub Basketball Party Friday Night 2/28


O’Sullivan, Neil T. (MC1990)

At Hibernian House in Pearl River, NY

The February newsletter is attached as well as a flier for our Iona vs. Manhattan pub basketball party on Friday February 28. Thanks and have a happy Valentine’s Day!

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Pub Basketball Party

Friday Night 2/28

Manhattan vs Iona

Party starts at 6pm

Game starts at 7pm

Food will be served

No cover charge

*Downstairs pub will be closed this evening and pub session will be held upstairs at the Hibernian House*

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[JR: Sounds like hoot for a friendly rivalry!  ]

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JOBIT: Monahan, Francis J. 'Frank' [MC1950 RIP]




Posted 10 hours ago

MONAHAN, FRANCIS J "FRANK" 88 - formerly of Fishing Creek left for his final resting place Wednesday, February 5, 2014.

Frank was born October 2, 1925, in New York City, NY. He was a graduate of Bishop Loughlin Academy in Brooklyn and attended Manhattan College.

Frank served his country in the 100th Infantry Division, 398 Regiment, Company A of the U.S. Army during World War II; where he was held as a POW in Czechoslovakia for 9 months, and was freed on VE Day. Frank met his wife, Maria "Dolores" Broderick at Macy's Basement in Herald Square where they both worked. Dolores was attending New York University and Frank Manhattan College. They fell in love and married on October 1, 1949.

Frank was the father of 5 children and lived in Parsippany for 31 years after which he retired to Cape May, NJ in 1995. He is survived by his wife, Dolores; his daughters, Mary Ann & Karen; his son, Jim; and his brother, Joe. Frank has eight grandchildren, Travis, Erin, Chris, Tobias, Melissa, Kelsie, Megan, & Conor; and three great-grandchildren, Aiden, Jaxson, & Jack. He was preceded in death by two of his children, Frank and Susan.

Frank lived a great life and always had a smile on his face, and a story to be told.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM on Monday, February 17, 2014 at the Parish of St John Neumann, St John of God RC Church, 680 Townbank Rd, North Cape May, NJ 08204. Interment will follow at St Mary's Cemetery, 1056 Seashore Rd, Cold Spring, NJ 08204. To share condolences, please visit www.evoyfuneralhome.com

Home: Whiting, NJ
Date of Death: February 5, 2014
Birthdate: October 2, 1925
Place of Birth: New York City, NY
Service Information: Monday, February 17, 2014 11:00 AM St John Of God RC Church, North Cape May, NJ
Visitation: No Visitation
Interment: St Mary's Cemetery, Cold Spring, NJ 08204


Monahan, Francis J. ‘Frank' [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://evoyfuneralhome.com/obituary_view/2014-02-francis-j-monahan/10078844?candle=new

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Monahan, Francis J. 'Frank' [MC1950 RIP]

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JFOUND: Boivin, Ben [MC2009] NOLA visit



The first is from Ben Boivin, an Admissions and Financial Aide Counselor at Manhattan College, the home of the “Jaspers”. Himself a 2009 graduate of Manhattan College, this was his second time heading a team of 11 students in a Lasallian group doing service in New Orleans. They came to us Friday evening at the end of their time in NOLA to have a meal and meet our long-term volunteers [all Iona “Gaels”] and reflect on their experience of Christian service in New Orleans. [See the previous blog post.]

Br. John
For the second year in a row, my visit to NOLA has been the most powerful experience of my life. On the flight home I thought about our reflection on Friday night. It is difficult to get 11 college students together on any given Friday night, but that particular evening was maybe the best one they will have in their college career. Our group was buzzing with excitement and energy and that is due to you Brothers and the incredible volunteers. I am so glad that through Marita Keane, we were able to share thoughts and emotions once again. Your hospitality means a lot to the Jaspers.
Blue skies,
Ben Boivin

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Boivin, Ben [MC2009]

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JFOUND: Stiles, Christine Ann Carman [MC1988] Plastiks for Kids



Christine Ann Carman Stiles, MD
Plastiks for Kids
7000 W. Plano Parkway, Suite 225
Plano, TX 75093
Phone: 214-618-4000


2004: Board certification, American Board of Plastic Surgery
1995 – 2002: Board certification, American Board of Pediatric Medicine
1993: Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners


-Ear Molding
-Otoplasty (Ear Surgery)
-Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)
-Cleft Lip and Palate

Breast Abnormalities

-Breast Asymmetry (Poland’s Syndrome)
-Juvenile Macromastia (Large Breasts)

Congenital Nevi

-Hyperpigmented Nevi
-Nevus Sebaceous
-Spitz Nevi


-Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY, Bachelor of Science, 1988
- State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY, Doctorate of Medicine, 1992

Residency Training

- Pediatric Medicine - The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA, 1992-1995
- Integrated General Surgery / Plastic Surgery: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania / University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, 1995-2001


- American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Active Member 2005
- American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow
- American Medical Association
- Texas Medical Association

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Stiles, Christine Ann Carman [MC1988]

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


Good Morning All,

I just heard from Bill Harkins and we need to raise the volume for a dear friend, Jim Smith. Bill spoke with Kathleen, Jim's Wife, on Friday. Jim and Kathleen have been on vacation in Stuart, Florida. Jim was taken to the Emergency Room in Stuart. His initial problem was serious pain in his ankle but it seems to be more than that. He has a Virus running through his body causing high fever and disorientation. It is not yet clear what the problem is but it is worrisome. Please keep Jim and Kathleen in your prayers as we pray that the MDs diagnose the problem and solution quickly and get Jim back on his feet. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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We need to add Jim Smith to our prayer list. I just spoke to his wife Kathleen
who is with him in Florida where they have been vacationing. Jim was admitted to
the emergency room at the hospital in Stuart. His initial problem was serious
pain in his ankle but it's more than that - he's got a virus running through his
body causing high fever and disorientation. Not clear what it is but it's very
worrisome. He needs our prayers.

Bill Harkins

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JFOUND: Fox, Kevin [MC1967] has love reported; very neat



Love in Paris - IES Abroad Alumni Kevin & Pat
Date: Friday, February 14, 2014

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For the final alumni couple in our weeklong "Love In..." series, we've featured Kevin and Pat Fox, who met while studying with IES Abroad in Paris in 1965-66. Often referred to as the "City of Love," we thought it only fitting to save this one for Valentine's Day.

Kevin was a History major at Manhattan College and Pat studied English and French at the University of Pittsburgh. They chose Paris mainly because, well, it's Paris! Their story is special in that it's told from both perspectives.

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Fox, Kevin [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Kevin is a member of the Class of 1967.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Fox, Kevin [MC1967]

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JFOUND: Dean, Michael [MC2010] Client Services Team Lead for Morgan Stanley @ Tangoe



Dean, Michael [MC2010]
Client Services Team Lead for Morgan Stanley @ Tangoe
Greater New York City Area
Financial Services

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ENDNOTE: Liberal versus conservative


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R&L: In the past, you have noted that some religious leaders fail to uphold this vision.

Higgins: There is a problem of late, particularly with the mainline denominations, and certainly with some of the Catholic bishops. The problem lies in their calls for social action. I am left with the distinct feeling that these clergy have abandoned one of religion’s most important roles: to act as an agent for change and improvement within a community. But they refuse to do it themselves, and instead become goads for government action. Thus, in essence, they lose their moral authority and we lose one of the primary institutions for affecting responsible change.

R&L: Could you speculate as to why this has become the trend? What sort of forces have caused the leadership of the established churches to behave in this way?

Higgins: Government solutions are very tempting. If you think about it, who wouldn’t want to go to a central entity which has the power to immediately affect the entire country with vast resources? It’s much more satisfying to feel you have done something on a national level rather than merely in your own back yard; though in reality it is more effective to pursue the latter. It seems to me that many people became uncomfortable with religion, particularly in the ’60s with its secular trends. Even the religious people bought into the idea that one shouldn’t impose one’s values on someone else. They wanted to do good without any strings attached. So if you asked the government to do it, your personal sense of good would remain intact and you would be less criticized.

Also, the churches use government more and more because the reasons for doing good have changed. The question is–What needs to change? The individual or society? You used to do good because you wanted to help the person in need have a better life by helping themselves. Later thinkers amend society, rather than the individual. Government policies were thus pursued because they made us feel good about ourselves; we were “doing something” by calling for a government program. Considerably less care was paid to whether something actually worked and benefited its intended beneficiaries.

It was also a cheap and easy way out. When the government tackles a problem, you have a lot more leisure time because you don’t have to volunteer yourself. Someone else solves the problem for you while you feel morally virtuous for making grand statements about what the government ought to be doing about it.

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So there we have it. The leaders take the easy way out and let the Gooferment assume their role.

I'd add that the pedophilia scandals have blunted the Church standing against the King.

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