JASPER JOTTINGS Week 17 - 2014 Apr 27    

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



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POSITRACTION: Tennessee girl diagnosed with rare eye disease



Tennessee girl diagnosed with rare eye disease after mom posts picture online

Tara Taylor posted a picture of her 3-year-old daughter Rylee on Facebook. In the image it looked like her left eye was glowing. At the recommendation of friends, Tara took her daughter to a pediatrician. It was determined that she had Coats’ disease, but with early treatment, she could successfully be treated for the condition.

BY LEE MORAN NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Thursday, April 3, 2014, 9:04 AM

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Who says that social media is NOT valuable?

I am amazed at stories like this.

Seems like a quick diagnostic test!


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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) shares Khury, Maria [MC1977] email


Good Afternoon All,

Maria Khury has shared an Easter Blessing that I felt resonated and wanted to share with each of you. Thank you Maria. As we give thanks for the Blessings bestowed upon us each day of our lives and thank our Lord for His Unconditional Love, Happy Easter. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Hi Phil,

I’m wishing that the blessings of the universe embrace
you, and the rest of your family with health, joy, peace of mind,
body and soul, and dreams come true!
Praying that God guides us to find the way in which we can
best fulfill our place on earth as he commands in his name!

Happy Blessed Easter!

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

Khury, Maria [MC1977]

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JOBIT: Cummings, Sister Martha [MC1971 RIP] reported by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


Dear John,

                  The April 17th Edition of Catholic New has an Obituary for Sister Martha Cummings who received her Masters from Manhattan in  1971. From 1966 to 1979 she was assigned to St Barnabas Elementary School, where she left a lasting impression on many children, including our four.


    Sister Martha Cummings, S.C., who was an elementary school teacher and then a nurse, died Feb. 16 at Mary the Queen Convent, Yonkers. She was 76.

    She taught at St. Raymond's. the Bronx, 1958-1961, and Sacred Heart, Manhattan, 1961-1966. She taught at St. Barnabas Elementary School, the Bronx, 1966-1971, and was assistant principal there, 1971-1979.

    She became a practical nurse and worked at the Hospital for Special Surgery, 1980-1981. She went on to become a registered nurse and served at Bellevue Hospital, 1983-1996.

    She ministered at Mary the Queen Convent as assistant administrator, 1996-1998, and administrator, 1998-2004. She was administrator at St. Martin DePorres Infirmary for the Dominican Sisters of  Blauvelt, 2004-2014.

    Born in New York City, she entered the Sisters of Charity of New York in 1955 and professed final vows 1963. She was formerly know as Sister James Carmita.

    She earned a Masters Degree in American history from Manhattan College (1971), a nursing degree from Edna McConnell School of Nursing, and a Masters Degree in health administration from Long Island University.

    A funeral Mass was offered Feb. 19 at the Convent of Mary the Queen. Burial was at the Sisters cemetery at Mount Saint Vincent, the Bronx."

        The main Celebrant at her Mass was Father Martin Biglin who served as a parish priest at St Barnabas during the time that Sister Martha was assigned to St. Barnabas. Many of her former students attended her wake.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Cummings, Sister Martha [MC1971 RIP]

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MFOUND: Alma Mater changes one refugee's life



New Haven immigrant family finds soccer bridges gaps, opens doors
By Mary E. O’Leary, New Haven Register
Posted: 04/19/14, 6:45 PM EDT

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A love of soccer has brought together a New Haven woman and a West African family fleeing war-torn Liberia that has changed the lives of both.

Lucky for the Bartoahs, Lauren Mednick, 30, takes the idea of volunteerism to a new level.

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Under this arrangement, Abraham, Andrew, Mu’ammar and Shemar Nesbeth got to play with the South Central Premier Academy team, which is the highest level youth soccer league, one of about 58 in the country.

This way, they would get to travel around and be seen by college coaches, Mednick said. “All of these teams come together as showcases. It’s really a way of exposing our kids,” she said.

“We are not experts in every area, particularly in soccer, so for someone like Abraham, his current coach (at Monroe College in New Rochelle) said he could go professional, I’m not the right coach,” Mednick said as she sat in the CFC Arena in Hamden, an indoor facility where many of the leagues play.

All of this has paid off and Abraham, now 19, has just been recruited by Manhattan College in the Bronx, where he will play Division I soccer for its team, the Jaspers, this fall.

“When I first met Lauen, everything changed for me. It really impacted my life, my school work. She helped me a lot getting in touch with coaches, getting trials with them,” Abraham aid.

Playing soccer as a kid in Liberia was fun, he said, but “it was not organized like here where kids wear uniforms and cleats. We played with friends in the street,” Abraham said.

Abraham is one of two players with full scholarships to college. He has an athletic scholarship to Monroe, a junior college, where he is now finishing his sophomore year with a 3.0 grade point average. Another boy got a full academic scholarship to Santa Clara College in California.

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[JR: Alma Mater changes lives. Read the whole story. One volunteer lady making a huge difference.]

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JFOUND: Zanqwill, Rebecca [MC????] NYC real estate broker



Rebecca Zanqwill

Rebecca is truly a New Yorker. Unlike many real estate brokers, she has lived in New York City for 23 years and has a detailed knowledge of the advantages that its various neighborhoods have to offer. Rebecca also has an extensive background in property management. She had the opportunity to work with LG Property Management and Mason for four years. This experience has given her a first-hand understanding of the functioning of the real estate market and the best ways to advise her clients. She has a competitive edge and drive to excel that enables her to always get the best deals. Rebecca speaks Italian, Spanish and English fluently, and holds a degree in Business Management from Manhattan College.

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Zanqwill, Rebecca [MC????]

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ADMINISTRIVIA: The ebb and flow amaze me


[JR: Last week there was a flood of Jasper news. This week, a drought. Feel free to submit stuff. It upsets me when I have no “news” to report. It is what it is. I can’t manufacture it!]

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JFOUND: Shook, Ken [MC2005] Partner at Longman Lindsey



Ken Shook

Ken Shook is a Partner at Longman Lindsey and an acoustical engineer with 10 years of acoustical consulting experience. Ken’s experience includes managing projects both large and small across all types, including commercial, mixed-use, residential, and corporate interiors.

Prior to joining Longman Lindsey, Ken was a Principal at Lally Acoustical Consulting and previously an Associate Principal at Cerami & Associates. As a Partner at Longman Lindsey, he is committed to the company’s philosophy of providing excellent acoustical solutions to fit each client’s needs.

Manhattan College
BS Mechanical Engineering
Institute of Sound & Vibration Research, Southampton University, England
• Noise Control • Building Acoustics


ASHRAE TC 2.6 Sound & Vibration Control
American Society for Heating, Refrigerating & Air-Conditioning Engineers
U.S. Green Building Council

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Shook, Ken [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Ken is a member of the Class of 2005.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Shook, Ken [MC2005]

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JFOUND: McGouran, Dan [MC2001] RVP Stadion Money Management



Dan McGouran
Regional Vice President, Investments

Dan McGouran is a Regional Vice President of Investments, covering South Texas and Louisiana. Dan joined Stadion Money Management in April 2014 to help build Stadion's investment products in the retail distribution channel. As a Regional Vice President, he educates advisors and their clients on Stadion's strategies and products. Dan began his career in the financial services industry in 1994 with Prudential Securities. Over the years Dan has held several roles including financial advisor, business coach, Regional Director of Recruiting and wholesaler. Prior to joining Stadion, Dan was a Regional Vice President with Advisors Asset Management covering Texas and Louisiana. Dan received his Bachelors of Science in Organizational Leadership from Manhattan College in New York City. Outside of work Dan enjoys mountain biking, working out and reading novels by his favorite authors; David Baldacci, Brad Meltzer, Nelson De Mille and Dan Brown. Dan lives in San Antonio, Texas with his wife and 2 sons.

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Dear John,

I believe that Dan is a member of the Class of 2001.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McGouran, Dan [MC2001]

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McGouran, Dan [MC????]

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JOBIT: Kammerer, Harry J. [MC1939 RIP]



Harry J. Kammerer
April 16, 1917 - April 20, 2014

ORLEANS - Harry J. Kammerer, son of the late Agnes W. Kammerer and Harry A. Kammerer, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving wife, Maureen, of 65 years, and his devoted family, on April 20, 2014.

He was born on April 16, 1917, in New York. He was a graduate of Manhattan College with a major in Business and Law. On the day after Pearl Harbor, he volunteered to join the Army and was later assigned to the Signal Corps, 12th Army Group serving in the Ardennes, Central Europe, Northern France, and the Rhineland. He was awarded the Presidential Unit Service Award as well as several citations and Battle Stars. Harry met his soulmate, Maureen Dufficy, upon his return and the inseparable couple was married November 13, 1946. Harry joined the family business, Kamco Aluminum Products. His grandfather, Jacob Kammerer, was granted the original zinc weather stripping patent in 1911. Kamco was one of the very first companies to use extrusions. The company was granted patents on window and door construction. The products were known for clever design and indomitable longevity.

Harry and Maureen raised their family in Bronxville, New York, where he was a volunteer in the Emergency Room at Lawrence Hospital, a member of the Lions Club, former president of the Bronxville Camera Club, the first lecturer at St. Joseph's Church, and a member of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick in Westchester County. His favorite times were visiting the Botanical Gardens, ice skating and roller skating at Coney Island, and Sunday walks with his wife and children. Harry devoted his life to his family. Memorable summers were spent on the Cape in Wellfleet swimming, surf fishing and sailing.

He retired to Orleans in 1984, where he designed his dream house overlooking the town cove. Never a night passed where he wouldn't marvel at the sunset and look towards the next day with a morning kiss from his wife, optimism, his first cup of coffee, the swoop of seagulls above the glistening water, and the sun on his face. Harry was an active woodworker. As a member of Man Power, he made benches, stools, and quilt racks for the Holly Berry Bazaar. Up until four months ago, he was a lecturer at St. Joan of Arc Church, known for his presence and beautiful speaking voice. He was also a member of the Orleans Yacht Club. Harry became known as "The Sticker Man," issuing seasonal beach permits through the Town Hall. He held this position for 17 years.

Harry leaves his loving wife, Maureen; five sons and their spouses: H. Dennis and Martha Kammerer of Carmel, N.Y.; Brian and Glenda Kammerer of Rowayton, CT; Gregory and Annie Kammerer of Wakefield, R.I.; Brendan and Linda Kammerer of Marblehead, MA.; Kieran and Tamara Kammerer of Hallowell, Maine; and one daughter, Maureen Wittbold of Andover, MA. He was known as "Pops" to his 13 grandchildren: Maura Shirey; Jack, Brian, and Allison Wittbold; Gabrielle Kammerer and Ashley Stevens; Willa and Grey Kammerer; Piers, Clio, and Louisa Kammerer; and Hannah and Emma Kammerer. Pops became a great-grandfather on November 12, 2013 to Shawn William Shirey Jr. He is survived by his sister, Lynn K. Andrews, of New Rochelle, New York. He was predeceased by his infant daughter, Mary Elizabeth; his brother, William T. Kammerer of Charleston, S.C.; and a sister, Agnes K. Berlow, of California.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, April 25, 2014, 11:00 AM, at St. Joan of Arc Church, 61 Canal St., Orleans, MA. Please join the family for a reception in the Parish Hall following internment.

"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven."


Kammerer,  Harry J. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same Link

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Dear John,

I believe that Harry is a member of the Class of 1939.

May He Rest In Peace.



McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Kammerer,  Harry J. [MC1939 RIP]

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JFOUND: Mundelein, George [MC???? RIP] built Chicago’s Catholic Charities



Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Back To The Bishops Who Forgot They Were Apostles

Another great prince of the Church was Cardinal George Mundelein, Archbishop of Chicago from 1916 until his death in 1939. Mundelein was born in a Middle Class family of German parentage in Manhattan in 1872. He attended Manhattan College before entering Saint Vincent’s Seminary in Latrobe and then going on to the Pontifical Urban College in Rome. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1895 and named an auxiliary bishop of Brooklyn in 1909.

Mundelein was named Archbishop of Chicago in December 1915 and installed the following February. At that time he was the youngest American Archbishop, but also one of the most capable administrators. Despite the restrictions of war-time economy (World War I) he was able to lay the foundations of economic administration that would permit a tremendous expansion of the Archdiocese even during the years of the great depression which lay ahead. In 1924 Pius XI named Mundelein to the College of Cardinals—the first American Cardinal west of the Alleghany Mountains. Returning from Rome with his red hat, Mundelein was given an exceptional civic reception in Chicago. Arriving by special train from New York, the new Cardinal was greeted by the Mayor and members of the city council who escorted him to his cathedral in a parade with marching bands. The cardinal’s limousine was emblazoned with his Coat of Arms and escorted by Chicago’s finest walking alongside. At the Cathedral the Cardinal presided at a service of thanksgiving before proceeding to a reception for five thousand guests.

Mundelein did everything on this scale and his magnificence made quite an impression on Chicago, but his crowning achievement was the construction of an opulent campus for his new seminary and as a site for an international gathering of Catholic prelates and laity planned for 1926.

In 1844 the State of Illinois had chartered a Catholic College at the request of Bishop William J. Quarter. The school was meant primarily for the education of future clergy but the financial burden proved insupportable and the school closed in 1866. Mundelein revived it in 1921 and situated it on the campus of a failed experimental educational institution in Area, Il—a village whose name was changed in 1925 to Mundelein in honor of the Cardinal. Cardinal Mundelein spared no expense in building the campus of his new seminary. A magnificent chapel—larger than many parish churches and built in a distinctly American Architectural style—was flanked by a huge library to the one side and a matching administration building and faculty residence on the other. The philosophy wing stretched out the campus to one end, the theology to the other, all in perfect symmetry around the central chapel. The campus also contains a gymnasium and theatre as well as a golf course. Running down from the chapel to an artificial lake are flights of stairs. The lake is the center point of the campus. Three large piers reach out into the lake, the larger center one directly below the chapel with the two smaller ones flanking it. The entire campus was designed as the location for the 1926 Eucharistic Congress Mundelein hosted in Chicago.

Nothing bespeaks Mundelein’s princely tastes like the 1926 Eucharistic Congress. Mundelein met Cardinal Bonzano, the papal legate, in New York and escorted him and Cardinals O’Donnell of Armagh (Ireland), Hayes of New York, Charost of Rennes, Reig y Casanova of Toledo (Spain), Du Bois of Paris, von Faulhaber of Munich, Piffl of Vienna, and Czernoch of Esztergom (Hungary) back to Chicago. Each of the Cardinals had his own private Pullman car for himself and his entourage, painted Cardinal red and decorated with his coat of arms. The train made a grand sweep of the Catholic Northeast—Utica, Syaracuse, Rochester, and Buffalo where it was greeted by throngs of devout Catholics. On the morning of Thursday, June 17th, The train arrived at Chicago’s Park Row station on Michigan Avenue from which the Cardinals were taken in parade to Soldier Field for a Mass with over a half-million people present.

Mundelein’s triumph was resented by Cardinal O’Connell of Boston who, though he had to be present, refused a place on the Cardinal’s train and instead came from Boston by steamer across the great lakes. In full Cardinal’s regalia, he led 500 pilgrims from Boston off the ship to the celebrations.
The entire Congress was a meant to be—and was—a triumph of Catholicism over the dominant American Democratic Protestant culture. For a week, Chicago was flooded with the scarlets and purples and magentas of Cardinals, bishops, and monsignors in their finery. The final ceremony, held at Mundelein’s new seminary with a procession around the lake and Solemn Benediction being given to the crowd of one million from the central pier below the seminary chapel was perhaps the most outrageously extravagant piece of liturgical theater in this country’s history—a sort of Catholic precursor to the dramatic Nuremburg rallies of the third Reich. The cost of the entire event will never be known and certainly today could never be duplicated. I am not sure what Jesus would have thought of this, but in many ways Mundelein, while over the top by today’s standards, was, in his own time, an effective evangelist. First of all it must be remembered that he built Chicago’s Catholic Charities, the largest charitable institution in the City of Chicago. He had a Saint Vincent de Paul association established in every parish. He built a Catholic School system that provided both immigrant and American children a quality education that afforded them a chance to break out of poverty and into the Middle Class. He built a network of Catholic hospitals and health-care institutions that ministered to all Chicagoans, regardless of religious affiliation.

Mundelein was a political liberal and strong supporter of Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal. He was a good balance to the autocratic Cardinal O’Connell of Boston—with whom he had a rivalry and contest for power that was anything but friendly. Mundelein took on the infamous Father Coughlin when Coughlin began using his radio pulpit to push anti-semitism. And Mundelein famously referred to Adolph Hitler as “an Austrian paper-hanger, and not a good one at that.” To a great extent his princely style enhanced his public presence and enabled him to wield the sort of power he needed to accomplish the good that he did. He created a mystique of power around himself that awed Catholic and non-Catholic alike. It would not work today, indeed today would be a scandal, but we cannot judge people in the past by today’s standards. In the end, I am a bit nonplussed by George Mundelein. I find that I can’t respect him for his style, but neither can I judge him for his accomplishments. He is a curiosity from an age that I am glad has passed but have to acknowledge for the successes of its own day.

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Mundelein, George [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

I am not sure of the Cardinal's Class but his picture hangs in Memorial Hall outside the Presidents Office.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JFOUND: Derryck, Dennis [MC1960] Corbin Hill Food Project



National Good Food Network

Conference Speaker Bios

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Dennis Derryck - Corbin Hill Food Project

Dennis Derryck is Professor of Professional Practice at The Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy at the New School for Public Engagement. He has over 30 years of experience in both research and executive management positions, and he has been involved in three successful start-ups. His most recent start-up, now entering its fifth year, is the Corbin Hill Food Project (CHFP), a mission and values driven social venture that provides fresh food to those who need it most and with a long-term vision of sovereignty.

At Milano, he has taught a series of courses that cross programs and schools while creating, through collaboration, a range of social ventures at the New School. His teams won five Chase Community Development Competitions over an eight-year period, with one team going on to win the grand prize in Global Social Venture Competition (Goldman Sachs Foundation) in London. He has also been awarded a University Teaching Award. He currently is teaching a course on Food Hubs and Value-Based Supply Chains, and an undergraduate course, Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship: The Big Idea.

Despite an array of over 40 publications, he views himself as a practitioner who challenges himself in generating theory through practice. His most recently published article with Nevin Cohen, “Corbin Hill Road Farm Share: a hybrid food value chain in practice,” appeared in the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development (www.AgDevJournal.com). He is the former Chair of WE ACT for Environmental Justice and he is currently Vice Chair of South Bronx Economic Development Corporation (SoBro).

Dennis has a BSc. in Mathematics from Manhattan College, and MSc and PhD in Education Supervision and Administration from Fordham University.

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Derryck, Dennis [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Dennis is a member of the Class of 1960.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Derryck, Dennis [MC1960]

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


Good Evening All,

Mike McEneney has shared a couple of prayer requests with us.

Please pray for Mike's High School Classmate, Jimmy Mc, who is undergoing treatment for lung cancer and other health issues.

Please raise the volume for young Victoria who has been in our prayers. She is experiencing serious problems in her young life and needs our prayers. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JLINKEDIN: Genovese, Matthew (MC1993) Dept Chief Cassville Volunteer Fire



Matthew Genovese has a new job.
Now Chief of Department at Cassville Volunteer Fire Company.

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Matthew Genovese
OCSD Communications
Greater New York City Area
Public Safety


It is not easy to summarize my career experiences. I have been a writer, firefighter, marketer & project manager to name just a few roles. The one commonality across all of it is that I have taken on leadership roles in every business and organization that I have been associated with in my career.

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Genovese, Matthew (MC1993)

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JLINKEDIN: Broderick, Michael [MC1987] National Account Manager Hitachi Data Systems



Broderick, Michael [MC????]
National Account Manager
Hitachi Data Systems
Greater New York City Area
Computer Hardware


Specialties: My primary skill set is “relationship selling” or "value add" selling. Whether one is selling micro chips or chocolate chips, there are many qualities that transcend what you are providing.

I like to believe that during my career I have developed long lasting business relationships based on trust, and the confidence my client list has bestowed on me.

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Dear John,

I believe that Michael is a member of the Class of 1987.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Broderick, Michael [MC1987]

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JFOUND: Ross, Kenneth D. [MC????] “just the dog catcher”



Challenging Careers: More than ‘just the dog catcher’
By: Catherine Portman-Laux Posted date: April 24, 2014

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“Animal cruelty lops over into other crimes,” maintains Chief Kenneth D. Ross of the Putnam County SPCA, which handles arrests involving cruelty to animals.

By law, each community has a dog control officer who issues fines on civil charges such as allowing nuisance barking or loose animals. Criminal procedures are handled, however, by peace officers charged with enforcing state animal cruelty laws and other crimes under state agriculture and markets laws.

Formerly with the Westchester SPCA, the Putnam chief recalls a case of beaten pit bulls, which the owner claimed he had to separate when they were locked in combat. While at the scene, Ross spotted 20 “dime bags” of marijuana and handcuffed the man, who was surprised to be arrested by “just the dog catcher.”

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Ross, a recent widower, resides in Patterson. He was raised in Yonkers, graduated from Cathedral Preparatory Seminary in Manhattan and went on to attend Manhattan College, paying for his education by pumping gas. After working in security and investigation, he became a volunteer officer with the growing Westchester SPCA, ultimately heading its Humane Law Enforcement Division. He relocated to Putnam when a need for SPCA services there became critical.

Because of the demands of his job, Ross owns no animals. As he tells children about the animals’ need for constant care, “There are no switches to turn animals on and off.”

Challenging Careers focuses on the exciting and unusual business lives of Hudson Valley residents. Comments or suggestions may be emailed to Catherine Portman-Laux at cplaux@optonline.net.

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Ross, Kenneth D. [MC????]

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JOBIT: Gore, John H. [MC1948 RIP]



John H. GORE
Death Notice or In Memoriam

GORE - John H. of Huntington in his 90th year on April 22, 2014. Devoted husband of Mary (nee Monahan) for 62 years. Loving father of John (Helen), Jeanne (Paul) Dyckes, Kevin, Claire (Paul) Tesoriero and Bradley (Khanh). Beloved grandfather of 7. Dear brother of Joan O'Grady and brother-in-law to Joan Mander. Graduate of Manhattan College, class of 1948. Proud Veteran of WWII, serving in the US Army Air Corps. Retired Sperry Engineer. Long time usher for St. Patrick's Church. Visitation M.A. Connell Funeral Home, 934 New York Ave., Huntington Station, Thursday 7-9 PM and Friday 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Mass St. Patrick's Church, Huntington, Saturday 9 AM. Interment St. Patrick's Cemetery, Huntington.

Published in Newsday on Apr. 24, 2014


Gore, John H. [MC1948 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/newsday/john-h-gore-condolences/170774398?cid=full#sthash.fgCqhgy1.dpbs

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Message from Jeanne Gore Dyckes

Thank you so much for your kind words. My dad was so proud to be a graduate of Manhattan College. He taught physics at Manhattan after graduation. He went to many luncheons at the New Hyde Park Inn, for St Patrick's Day.

My sister Claire Tesoriero and brother in law, Paul Tesoriero are also MC graduates , 87 & 88. My daughter plans to attend MC in the fall. Brother Jackie Miggins was my mother's cousin.

A long legacy with MC community! My dad is being buried with a MC banner!

With Kind Regards,
Jeanne Gore Dyckes

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Tesoriero, Claire [MC1987]

Tesoriero, Paul [MC1988]

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JOY: Capazzi, Kristi Marie [MC????] and Fox, Michael Vincent [MC2010] engaged



Engagement: Capazzi -- Fox
April 24, 2014 Last updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 12:31 AM
Twin-Boro News

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Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Capazzi announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristi Marie Capazzi, to Michael Vincent Fox.

The two met while attending Manhattan College in Riverdale, N.Y.

Kristi graduated with a bachelor of science degree in nuclear medicine and Michael with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts.

The couple plan to wed in June 2015.

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Capazzi, Kristi Marie [MC????]

Fox, Michael Vincent [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Michael is a member of the Class of 2010, but I do not find anything in my 'stuff' for Kristi.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Fox, Michael Vincent [MC2010]

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JLINKEDIN: Psomas, Michael (MC2012) Web Sample Coordinator at Calvin Klein



Psomas, Michael (MC2012)
Web Sample Coordinator at Calvin Klein
Greater New York City Area
Public Relations and Communications


I recently graduated with my Masters of Business Administration from Manhattan College, where I also completed my Bachelors Degree in Marketing, with a minor in communications/public relations. I have many years of experience working in the fashion industry, specifically fashion public relations.

I am enthusiastic about working in the field I have prepared for, especially within the luxury market. I believe that my training, education, and past work experience has prepared me for a job within fashion public relations.

I am certain that my hard work ethic, strong inner personal skills, enthusiasm, current industry knowledge, and outgoing personality will all allow me to play an integral role within any company.

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JOBIT: Ledda, Louis Robert [MC1958 RIP]



Louis Robert "Lou" Ledda (1937 - 2014)

Soldotna resident Louis Robert Ledda, 77, died Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Central Peninsula Hospital from pulmonary failure.

A funeral mass will be 12 noon Monday, Apr. 28, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Soldotna. Father Roger Bergkamp, OMI, will officiate. Viewing will be one hour prior to the mass at the church. He will be buried in the Soldotna Community Memorial Park. A reception will follow the burial at O'Neill Hall next to the church.

Lou was born April 6, 1937 in New York City. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Manhattan College in 1958. He also served in the Marine Corp Reserves.
Lou worked for Shell Oil Company in New Jersey and Houston, Texas from 1965-1991. He retired from Shell Oil at the age of 54. He received many awards during his employment with Shell Oil for administrative work and forms design.

Lou was raised Catholic and enjoyed fishing, cooking, photography, singing and eating.

"Dad was a loving son, father, husband, grandfather and a good provider. He was very animated in life. He loved his Italian heritage and enjoyed cooking and eating. He was a wonderful joke and storyteller. He especially loved his grandchildren. He had a wonderful singing voice and his last performance was just a couple of weeks ago at Heritage Place. By far, his favorite pastime was fishing. He fished 40-plus weekends a year on the Texas Gulf Coast with his son Bob until his health failed in the late 90s. He began visiting Alaska in 1986 with Bob and his first visit was a 4 night camping trip turned into 8 nights due to weather at Crescent Lake. It was a trip complete with good fishing, bears in camp, depleted food stores and all the usual Alaska adventure stuff. He had many more quality adventures with family in Alaska. His last 6 years were spent living at Heritage Place due to his severe lung disease and a rare case of blindness that afflicted him about 7 years ago. He loved his Heritage Place family as much as his own. He was gentle and kind and thankful despite his ailments, especially in his final days. We love you and miss you.

"Tight Line, Dad, Lou, Grampa Lou," his family said.

Lou was preceded in death by his parents, Lou and Jenny Ledda, and his ex-wife, Mary Ledda.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Suzanne Ledda of Soldotna; daughters and sons-in-law, Jeanne and Chuck Osmond of Soldotna, Peggy and Vincent Guerandel of Tokyo, Japan, and Carolyn and Gilles Perry of Grenoble, France; grandchildren, Nat, Alex, Noah, Louis, Elyse, Gabrielle, Rachel, Audrey, Brett, Austin and Brandon; and daughter-in-law; Tyna Ledda of Sterling.

Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

Published in The Peninsula Clarion on Apr. 25, 2014


Ledda, Louis Robert [MC1958 RIP]

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JLINKEDIN: Michael Stevens, (MC2012) Publisher Recruiter Matomy Media Group



Michael Stevens, (MC2012)
Publisher Recruiter
Matomy Media Group
Brooklyn, New York
Writing and Editing

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MFOUND: Confusing reference to Alma Mater



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Consternation in Cupertino
"Pony up" shouted Ming. "Youse don't got nuttin no more" as he waved page 47 of the Motorola decision over his head. "Do da right ting. Da aggrieved pody wants dier piece oh du action. I'm here to save ya some woyk so just gimme da check."

"Can you make out what this curious little fellow is yammering about Tim?

"I suspect it's some form of New York patois spoken in the outer boroughs Lance"

"Have we anyone on staff who ever lived there?"

"I should hope not, Tim".

"Perhaps we could engage Desmarais to interpret. I understand he once attended Manhattan College which unaccountably is in what they colloquially refer to as The North Bronx."

"Do you think this unsavory lout is trying to pull a Rothman on us"?

"I should think no one other than ourselves has the audacity for that ploy. Just call security and have him ejected Lance".

"I hoyd dat" ejaculated an outraged Ming. "You'll get yours in what is da phonetic equivalent of du planet Uranus when dey spring da ruling" shouted Ming as the Cupertino goon squad solicitously helped him to the curb without his feet ever touching the ground.

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MNEWS: Play in Van Cortlandt Park



NY Sports
A Private School in a Most Public Park
Manhattan College Jaspers Play Games in Van Cortlandt Park

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The Jaspers are not its only residents. Head coach Jim Duffy, in his third year, has had to shorten practices to accommodate high schools and smaller college teams, and locals are usually on the field before the Jaspers arrive and after they leave. Duffy said his predecessor sometimes had to remove syringes and broken glass from the infield, and the outfield often gets torn up by kids playing football in cleats.

Nevertheless, Manhattan keeps the field in great condition. "The infield grass and dirt are as good as anybody's in the league," said Rider head coach Barry Davis, whose home field in Lawrence, N.J., boasts an irrigation system, stadium seating and a press box.

Duffy said he receives more compliments than complaints from opposing teams. "Even though we don't own the field," he said, "we take care of it like we do."

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ENDNOTE: Diocese of Springfield shows some spine



by DR. SUSAN BERRY 4 Apr 2014

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Dear Mr. [name redacted], Senator Durbin was informed several years ago by his pastor at Blessed Sacrament Parish here in Springfield that he was not permitted to receive Holy Communion per canon 915 of the Code of Canon Law. My predecessor upheld that decision and it remains in effect. It is my understanding that the senator is complying with that decision here in the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois.

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It is about time that Holy Mother Church defines its “brand”.

Is it too little and too late?

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