JASPER JOTTINGS Week 05 - 2015 Feb 01    

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



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POSITRACTION: Gronkowski's surprise



Watch Rob Gronkowski surprise a single mom with free furniture
Marissa Payne, The Washington Post

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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski isn’t just a talented football player; he’s also a really nice guy. If surrounding himself with cats for an ESPN magazine photoshoot last year wasn’t enough to convince you he’s a softie, perhaps his recent efforts to get a single mom and her two kids a new couch will.

Gronk teamed up with Eastern Bank and College Bound moving company CEO and philanthropist Edward Smith to make the special delivery. The mom’s reaction is priceless.

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Charity done publicly is “good”.

Done anonymously is “best”.

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ADMINISTRIVIA: Due to the snow yesterday ... ...


ADMINISTRIVIA: Due to the snow yesterday ... ...

… … this week’s summary will be pushed later today.

Possibly as late as tonight.

Sorry to disappoint.

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays thanks for Dave and George


Good Evening All,

Nancy Maksomski has updated us on Her Dad, Dave and her Nephew,  George. They are both doing well. Little George is back to his old self climbing all over the house with a steely determination and a big smile, and, Dave has started his shoulder Therapy and doing better. As Nancy says, he has even picked up some of his old chores and that is good news all around. Nancy and her Family thank each of you for your prayers and good wishes. A prayer of thanks would be a good thing. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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JLINKEDIN: Kneitel, Terri [MC1995] Environmental Engineer at US DoE



Kneitel, Terri [MC1995]
Environmental Engineer at US Department of Energy - Brookhaven Site Office
Greater New York City Area   
Environmental Services

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JFACEBOOK: Menchise, Louis (MC1987) quotes Schwarzkopf


FROM THE “Manhattan College Alumni” group on LINKEDIN

Louis Menchise “War is profane. For any two countries to settle their differences with violence is madness. Any soldier worth his salt should be anti-war, yet there still are some things worth fighting for” – H. Norman Schwarzkopf

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Menchise, Louis (MC1987)

[JR: I agree “some things”. But the “just war” covers those. Argh!] 

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JFOUND: Foley, Charles Thomas [MC1960] Grove Creek Asset Management



Foley, Charles Thomas [MC????]
Chairman and Chief investment Officer, Grove Creek Asset Management LLC

Mr. Charles Thomas Foley, Charlie, CFA, serves as the Chief Investment Officer and Chairman of Grove Creek Asset Management LLC. He serves as the Chief Investment Officer, Portfolio Manager, and Chairman of Estabrook Capital Management, LLC. Mr. Foley founded the firm in 1970. He started his career at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. as a Short Term Investment Specialist. Mr. Foley has a vast asset management experience. He is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts. Mr. Foley is a C.F.A charter holder. He holds a B.A. degree from Manhattan College and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Foley, Charles Thomas [MC1960]

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JUPDATE: Stevens, Michael [MC2012] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


GOOGLE+: Stevens, Michael [MC????] at MediaWhiz


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Dear John,

I believe that Michael is a member of the Class of 2012.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Stevens, Michael [MC2012]

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JFOUND: Asaro, Paul Anthony [MC1974] CFO Ellington Management Group



Asaro, Paul Anthony [MC1974]

Mr. Paul Anthony Asaro, CPA serves as Managing Director and the Chief Financial Officer at Ellington Management Group LLC. Mr. Asaro is responsible for all accounting and financial reporting. He has been with Ellington since 1997, initially as Chief Financial Officer of Ellington’s real estate finance affiliate Titan Management, and as Ellington’s Controller. Prior to joining Ellington, he served as the Controller at Auda Advisor Associates L.L.C., and from 1988 to 1996 he served as the Controller at Henry Kaufman and Company, Inc. He served as an Interim Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer and Treasurer of Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT. He served as an Interim Chief Financial Officer of Ellington Financial LLC since August 2007. Before joining Henry Kaufman, Mr. Asaro worked for nine years in the oil and gas industry, holding various senior finance positions with Weeks Petroleum Limited and R&B Petroleum, Inc. He started his career as an Auditor at Arthur Andersen & Co., where he engaged in various audit assignments from 1974 through 1978. Mr. Asaro became a Certified Public Accountant in 1977 and is a member of the AICPA and CSCPA. He received his M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Connecticut in 1982 and his B.S. in Accounting from Manhattan College in 1974.

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JOBIT: Pennell, Donald Blair [MC1956 RIP]




Passed away peacefully on January 22, 2015 from the consequences of Alzheimer's disease.

He is survived by his sons Mark, Scott, and Thomas, his daughter June, daughters-in-law Kristi and Martha, and grandchildren Brandy, Connor, Jamie, Megan, and Nikita.

Born August 15, 1934, in Queens, New York, he grew up in Flushing, and graduated with a degree in electrical engineering from Manhattan College of New York. He served his nation in the United States Air Force. His life's work as engineer and manager took him from Consolidated Edison in New York to Parsons Infrastructure & Technology Group, Inc. in the Washington, DC area, where he served as a consulting engineer on the construction of large public transit projects, including the Washington Metro and light rail projects in Portland, OR.

Along with his beloved family and his deeply held Catholic faith, his two great loves were railroads and baseball. An avid rail buff, he collected HO-scale model trains and engaged in the construction of a never-ending series of basement layouts inspired by his lifelong affinity for the New York Central Railroad. His baseball loyalties were firmly with the New York Yankees, and he was an active and devoted participant as parent, grandparent, coach, and scorekeeper in youth baseball programs in New Jersey and in Northern Virginia.

Friends may call on Wednesday, January 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Advent Funeral Services, 7211 Lee Hwy., Falls Church, VA. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St Philip Catholic Church 7506 St. Philip's Ct. Falls Church on Thursday January 29 at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Queens, New York, on Friday, January 30. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the .

Funeral Home
Advent Funeral Home
7211 Lee Highway Falls Church, VA 22046
(703) 241-7402

Published in The Washington Post on Jan. 26, 2015


Pennell, Donald Blair [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/washingtonpost/donald-b-pennell-condolences/173963893?cid=full#sthash.7DoqqmDR.dpbs

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From Jasper Jottings, our prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Fellow Jasper, Donald Blair Pennell '56 BSEE of Vienna, Virginia.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

Pennell, Donald Blair [MC1956 RIP]

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Dear John,

I believe that Donald is a member of the Class of 1956.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

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JLINKEDIN: Scully, Mark [MC1979] Senior Program Manager at ARINC



Scully, Mark [MC1979]
Senior Program Manager at ARINC
Greater New York City Area

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View all the recent accomplishments and accolades of Manhattan College’s faculty and students.

School of Arts

Mehnaz Afridi, Ph.D., director of the Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education (HGI) Center and assistant professor of religious studies, discussed Muslims and the Holocaust on Oxford Handbooks Online. Afridi is the author of the recently published Oxford University Press article The Role of Muslims and the Holocaust. Watch the video

Judith Plaskow, Ph.D., professor emeritus of religious studies, was the featured speaker at the Temple Sinai of Summit’s Lunch and Learn series on Jan. 25.

In December 2014, Margaret Toth, Ph.D., associate professor of English, had her article, “Shaping Modern Bodies: Edith Wharton on Dieting, Weight, and Visual Media” published in Modern Fiction Studies.

School of Education and Health

Lisa Toscano, Ed.D. professor of kinesiology, and Brianne Carroll recently had their article “Preventing ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injuries in Females: What Physical Educators Need to Know” published in JOPERD (the Journal of Physical Education Recreation and Dance).

School of Science

Gerardo L.F. Carfagno, Ph.D., assistant professor of Biology, along with coauthor Peter P. Fong, had their paper “Growth Inhibition of Tadpoles Exposed to Sertraline in the Presence of Conspecifics,” printed in the Journal of Herpetology.

Posted on January 26, 2015

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JFOUND: LaRochelle, William [MC1982] Roche 454 Sequencing Solutions



LaRochelle, William [MC????]

Dr. William J. LaRochelle, Ph.D. serves as Head of Healthcare & Key Opinion Leader Management at Roche 454 Sequencing Solutions. He is also member of firm’s International Business Team. In addition, he is the Roche 454 global liaison to Genentech, Roche Pharma, Chugai and external key opinion leaders for Roche’s personalized healthcare strategy in cancer genomic medicine.

Dr. LaRochelle joined Roche 454 Sequencing Solutions from its former parent company, CuraGen Corporation, where he directed the Preclinical Drug Development Program. He previously directed the Translational Oncology Program at CuraGen. His group was responsible for using CuraGen's genomics technologies to identify and validate drug targets within the fully human monoclonal antibody alliance with Amgen Fremont in concert with Seattle Genetic’s antibody drug conjugate technology.

Prior to joining CuraGen, Dr. LaRochelle was a principle investigator at the National Cancer Institute in the Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biology for over 13 years.

His academic research was focused on growth factor signal transduction and neutralizing antibodies in cancer and inflammation. He received an American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship to study oncogene signal transduction at the National Cancer Institute. Following his fellowship, Dr. LaRochelle assumed his appointments as staff fellow, senior staff fellow and finally principal investigator at the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

He is the author of over 80 peer-review publications and numerous patents, the editor of the Oncogenomics Handbook, and the recipient of multiple Federal Technology Transfer Awards. Dr. LaRochelle earned his degrees from Dartmouth Medical School (Ph.D. - Biochemistry) and Manhattan College (B.S. in Biochemistry).

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Dear John,      

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

LaRochelle, William [MC1982]

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JHQ: Manhattan Monthly


[JR: Email received; website not updated. Probably due to the snow?] 



Kelly Student Commons Receives LEED Gold CertificationManhattan College’s Raymond W. Kelly ’63 Student Commons, which officially opened in October 2014, recently achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.

College Honors Richard T. Anderson at Annual De La Salle DinnerRichard T. Anderson, Ph.D., president of the New York Building Congress, was honored on Jan. 20 with the 2015 De La Salle Medal. The annual De La Salle Dinner raised more than $1 million for the College.
Manhattan Engineer Restores Renowned Pipe OrgansElectrical engineering major Sean O’Donnell ’85 uses the skills he honed at Manhattan College to build and restore pipe organs around the country.

On Campus 

Manhattan Students Gather for Day of Service on Jan. 24In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, Manhattan College volunteered at several sites across the Bronx, Manhattan and Queens.
HGI Center to Host Several Events During Spring Semester

The Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center will host several events this spring, examining the history of Jewish people during and after World War II starting on Feb. 10. The Jan. 26 event has been postponed due to inclement weather.


Men’s Basketball Defeats Monmouth

Junior Ashton Pankey scored a game high of 22 points, and helped the Jaspers defeat Monmouth in a 71-64 win.
Rhamel Brown ’14 Continues His Love Of Basketball

Former Jasper basketball player Rhamel Brown left behind an incredible legacy as a leader and a winner prior to beginning his professional basketball career in Israel.

John McMahon ’73 Leads Urban Youth Programming

Bronx native John McMahon ’73 is the chief executive officer at Long Island Power Authority by day but also an active member of The Fresh Air Fund, a not-for-profit agency that has provided free summer experiences for children.
Return to Riverdale for Reunion Weekend 2015

From June 5-7, the College will host Reunion Weekend 2015, and invites volunteers from anniversary classes ending in either -5 or -0, especially graduates from 1965 and 1990, to serve as representatives.

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JUPDATE: Behar, Dawn [MC1980] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


JFACEBOOK: Behar, Dawn [MC1980] dating old MC boyfriend

FROM THE Manhattan College Alumni PUBLIC GROUP

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Dear John,

I believe that Dawn is a member of the Class of 1980.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Behar, Dawn [MC1980]

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JLINKEDIN: Almog, Shoshi [MC1985] Quality Manager at Intel Corporation



Almog, Shoshi [MC1985]
Quality Manager at Intel Corporation
Phoenix, Arizona Area   

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for thanks about Dodie


Good Morning All,

We have been praying for Dodie, the Mother of a good friend of Mike McEneney. Mike received a message from one of Dodie's Sons and I share it below. Thank you for your prayers. A prayer of thanks would be a good thing. Thank you once again for being there for so many. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

From Dodie's Son

Thanks for the prayers - by yesterday morning all of her kidney and liver functions had returned to normal. Mom was up, alert and greeting visitors. Lots of family, friends and clergy made visits which seemed to energize her over the weekend, and ate food for the first time since Weds.

We remain more hopeful than we were on Friday that she will pull through and get some use out of her new hip - we will see.

Thanks all the prayers and positive thoughts -

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JOBIT: Murphy, Richard Joseph [MC1961 RIP]



Richard Murphy (1933 - 2015)

Richard Joseph Murphy, 81

MARLBOROUGH - Richard Joseph Murphy, 81, has passed away. Born February 14, 1933, he was the son of the late Francis A. Murphy and Marcella (Gartland) Murphy in Yonkers, NY. Richard lived many years in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. Richard is survived by two loving siblings, Margaret Peluso of Goodyear AZ and Joseph E. Murphy of Woodbine, MD.

Richard was predeceased by sisters Loretto Davis of Bellevue NJ and Madge Mitten of Punta Gorda FL, as well as his loving wife of 58 years, Ann Waters Murphy in 2013, and their beloved son, Timothy Richard Murphy in 2000.

Richard leaves many who love him, including his wife Virginia (Jinnie) Poaletti Murphy of Winterville NC, two daughters, Monica Ann O'Donnell and her husband Edwin O'Donnell, of Ambler PA, Maura Murphy Hogan of Worcester MA, and his son, Mark Richard Murphy and his wife, Ann (Polymeros) Murphy, of West Boylston MA.

Pop will be lovingly remembered by his four grand-daughters, Ryan Ann and Meghan Josephine Hogan of Worcester MA, Rachel Ann and Alexandra (Ally) Murphy of West Boylston MA. Pop especially loved and enjoyed his 7 year old great-grandson, Dakota Troy Hogan of Worcester MA, as well as his many nieces and nephews with whom Richard shared some wonderful relationships.

Dick attended Hastings high school and graduated from Stepinac High School in White Plains NY. He joined the United States Marine Corps in 1951, becoming a Sergeant in the First Marines and serving as cartographer during the Korean War. Upon his return, he proposed to Helen Ann Waters, of Ithaca New York and began the family that holds him close to this day.

Dick attended Manhattan College while working and raising his family. He received his degree in 1961 with three of his children in attendance. He excelled in accounting and sales. Dick worked at GLF and Agway in Ithaca, New York. Dick spent many successful years in business management and sales at IBM, which brought the family to many new locations in and around New England.

In the 1980's Dick joined Digital Equipment Corporation in Maynard MA, where he continued to experience success in his career and where he and Ann became part of the community of Marlborough, MA that lasted more than 30 years.

Before and during retirement, Dick enjoyed exploring a variety of interests, which included gardening, camping, wood carving, bird watching, basket making, cooking, bread-making and volunteering. He was a man who always did the next right thing. In recent years Dick enjoyed painting landscapes, barns, harbor scenes and nature.

Dick was always a man devoted to his family and doing what is right. He loved being involved in his children's and grandchildren's lives, leaving a legacy of memories that include picnicking , strawberry picking, organizing family gatherings and lots of wonderful walks and talks.

He will be dearly missed by many, including the woman who brought new joy to his life in his most recent months, Jinnie Poaletti Murphy. They wed in October 2014 and our appreciation of Jinnie is lifelong. In the Spring of 2014 Richard opened his mind and his spirit to include investigating and joining the Church of Latter Day Saints. This decision was thoughtful and positive and brought much peace to Dad in the months before his passing.

Arrangements are scheduled for this Saturday, January 31st, at 11am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 240 Hemenway St Marlborough MA. All are welcome to join in celebration of Richard's life.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Our Father's Table; P.O. Box 916 Marlborough MA 01752

Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Jan. 27 to Jan. 28, 2015


Murphy, Richard Joseph [MC1961 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/telegram/richard-murphy-condolences/173986708?cid=full#sthash.sNKBQOnk.dpbs

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Reported at 1541 by O'Connor, Bob (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Bob. Much appreciated.]

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

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JOBIT: Naughton, John Patrick “Jack" [MC???? RIP]



John Naughton (1932 - 2015)

Naughton, John

John Patrick "Jack" Naughton of Ossining, NY went home to his God on January 26, 2015 at Calvary Hospital. He was 82.

Jack was a teacher and drama coach for White Plains High School, White Plains, NY where he taught for 27 years before retiring in 1996.

Jack was born March 9, 1932 in the Bronx to John and Delia Fallon Naughton. He was educated in Barrytown, NY and joined the De LaSalle Christian Brothers. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Catholic University and earned a Masters Degree in English from Manhattan College. He received a Fulbright Scholarship and taught English for a year in Bulgaria.

On August 17, 1968 he married Lucille Larrivee at St. Anne's Church in Waterbury, Ct. Jack lived in Ossining for the past forty two years. Locally he was a Lector at St. Theresa Church, Briarcliff Manor and served as President and member of the Parish Council for many years.

Jack will be remembered for his brilliant mind, quick wit and for his great love of his family, especially his three grandsons. He is survived by his wife Lucille, daughter Laurie Naughton (David) Muldoon, son Sean (Danielle) Naughton brother Michael Naughton, sister Nora Kardian and three grandsons Dillon and Brendan Muldoon and Lucien Naughton, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Reposing at St. Theresa Church, Pleasantville Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY on Thursday, January 29th from 4-8pm and Friday from 10-11:15am. Funeral Mass at 11:30am. Interment following at St. Augustine Cemetery, Ossining.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to De LaSalle Christian Bros., Narragansett, RI, St. Theresa Church, Briarcliff Manor, NY or Maryknoll Sisters or Fathers and Bros., Maryknoll, NY.

John G. Crawford Funeral Directors
21 West Stevens Avenue Hawthorne, NY 10532
(914) 747-2515

Published in the The Journal News from Jan. 28 to Jan. 29, 2015


Naughton, John Patrick “Jack" [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/lohud/john-naughton-condolences/173987057?cid=full#sthash.oALNoqJH.dpbs

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

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JFOUND: Kuntz, Katie [MC2007] Creative Director at Crowdster



Kuntz, Katie [MC2007]
Creative Director at Crowdster

Responsibilities: Director of design and development of special project websites for several large clients. Helped create, design and manage the creation of varying kinds of sites including social fundraising solutions as well as an online training program. Performed duties ranging from:

• Website UI and UX desig
• Branding
• Sales proposals
• Client requests
• Front-end coding
• WordPress design and execution
• iPhone, iPad and Android application design

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MFOUND: Eagle Scout at Alma Mater



January 15, 2015 | 371 views
New Eagle Scout in Franklin Square
Assemblyman, senator congratulate Ryan George Goldberg

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On Jan. 5, Assemblyman Ed Ra, a Republican from Franklin Square, and State Sen. Jack Martins, a Republican from Mineola, joined Troop 93 Scoutmaster Charles Gripaldi, members of the troop and their families for an Eagle Scout award ceremony, which honored Franklin Square’s newest Eagle, Ryan George Goldberg.

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Goldberg had previously worked as a volunteer at the preserve during the summers of 2010 through 2013, taking care of the animals and maintaining their living environment. He is a 2014 graduate of Carey High School and is currently pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering at Manhattan College.

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MNEWS: 'Meatless Mondays' at Alma Mater



MON JAN 26, 2015 AT 07:08 AM PST
England recommends all its schools go 'meat free' on Mondays!
byVL Baker

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Will New York City be next? NY Council Member Helen Rosenthal has introduced a resolution calling for the City of New York to declare Mondays 'Meatless Mondays"

“I’m so excited to be introducing a resolution today calling on the City of New York to declare Mondays ‘Meatless Mondays,’ said Council Member Rosenthal.

“Meatless Monday is a national and international campaign that encourages people to enjoy meat-free meals on Mondays to improve their personal health and the health of the planet.” She expressed her hope that the resolution would quickly pass through the City Council and arrive on the mayor’s desk surrounded by a variety of healthy veggie treats.

Approximately 40 schools in New York City already participate in Meatless Monday, including public, private and charter schools at all grade levels. New York City colleges and universities have also participated in Meatless Monday, including Barnard College, Brooklyn Law School, Columbia University, Fordham University, LaGuardia Community College and Manhattan College.

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[JR: I thought meatless Fridays were the Catholic thing?]

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JLINKEDIN: Ahl, Harry [MC1976] Assistant Warden Corrections Corporation of America



Ahl, Harry [MC1976]
Assistant Warden Corrections Corporation of America
Elizabeth, New Jersey
Law Enforcement


Over 27 years of corrections service, including 18 years of progressively responsible management experience.

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JOBIT: Lochmuller, Charles Howard [MC1962 RIP] February 16, 2013


[JR: In working on the wiki, I realized I missed an obit. Argh!] 


Charles Howard Lochmuller
February 16, 2013 By Hall-Wynne

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Charles Howard Lochmuller, 72, died at home Saturday.

A native of New York City, he was a graduate of Manhattan College. He then received the PhD. in chemistry from Fordham University. After a fellowship in analytical chemistry at Purdue University, Dr. Lochmuller joined the faculty of Duke University. He was chairman of the Chemistry Dept. from 1982-87, and later, Director, Center for Biochemical Engineering. Dr. Lochmuller retired from teaching in 2006, becoming professor of chemistry, emeritus.

Among his professional citations, he was past chairman of the analytical division of the American Chemical Society; Fellow of the Royal Chemical Society and of the American Institute of Chemists. He served as Chairman of the Analytical Division of the American Chemical Society; and was an elected member of the Committee of Revision, U.S. Pharmacopoeial Convention. Charles served as an advisor to the USEPA on Environmental Assessment Programs and as a member of numerous review panels, including the Integrated Air Cancer Project. He was appointed by the National Research Council to serve on the Analytical Chemistry Panel.Charles received the Pioneer in Laboratory Robotics Award from the International Symposium on Laboratory Robotics; the American Chemical Society Award in Chromatography; the Distinguished NC Chemist Award of the NC American Institute of Chemists; and the Societal Medal of the Estonian Chemical Society, of which he became a life member. A man of rare brilliance, Charles was conversant in multiple subjects, and as a highly-sought, eminent scientist, traveled around the world to address various audiences.

A parishioner of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, he was a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia A. Lochmuller; sons, Charles H. Lochmuller, Jr. of Durham and Christopher M. Lochmuller, M.D. of Knoxville, TN; and granddaughter, Amanda Heather Lochmuller. He was predeceased by daughters, Erika and Heather.

A graveside service will be held 1:00 PM Thursday in St. Matthew Catholic Cemetery, followed by a memorial Mass at 2:00 PM Thursday in Immaculate Conception Church. Memorial donations to a favorite charity of choice. Arrangements are with Hall-Wynne Funeral Service.


Lochmuller, Charles Howard [MC1962 RIP]

Guestbook: same link

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JFOUND: Passarella, Michael J. [MC1963] Chairman of Audit Committee Unum Group



Michael J. PassarellaFormer Independent Director, Chairman of Audit Committee and Member of Regulatory Compliance Committee, Unum Group

Mr. Michael J. Passarella served as Audit Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from 1975 to 2002.

Mr. Passarella served as Managing Partner of PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP's securities industry practice from 1983 to 1998 and was the capital markets industry global audit leader from 1998 to 2001. He started his career with Price Waterhouse in 1963.

He has more than 40 years experience in the professional and financial services industry.

He serves as Director of Catholic Big Brothers of New York and Theaterworks USA. He also serves as a Director of the Manhattan College board of trustees.

He served as Independent Director of Unum Group from January 31, 2006 to May 20, 2014. Mr. Passarella served as Independent Director of Nyfix Inc. from October 23, 2007 to November 30, 2009. Mr. Passarella served as a Director of Archipelago Holdings Inc. since August 2004.

Mr. Passarella received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from Manhattan College.

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Passarella, Michael J. [MC1963]

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JOY: Gallagher, Kristin Nichole [MC2006] weds



Wedding: Gallagher-Selimo

2015 Jan 28 Gallagher


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Kristin Nichole Gallagher, of Denville, daughter of Frank and Laura Gallagher, of Denville, was married to Michael Anthony Selimo, of Boonton Township, son of Dr. Samuel and Kim Selimo, of Boonton Township, on Nov. 22, 2014.

Longtime family friend, Doctor Robert Tarantino, officiated the ceremony, held at the Knoll Country Club West.

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The bride, a graduate of Manhattan College, is an account group supervisor with McCann Echo Torre Lazur.

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Gallagher, Kristin Nichole [MC2006]

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) congrats to ’06 and added this request to his prayer circle.

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Dear John,

I believe that Kristin is a member of the Class of 2006.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JFOUND: DeBlasi, Gerard A. [MC????] CEO Round Rock Research



DeBlasi, Gerard A. [MC????]
Chief Executive Officer, Round Rock Research LLC

Mr. Gerard (Gerry) A. DeBlasi serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Round Rock Research LLC.

Mr. deBlasi served as an Executive Vice President of Licensing at Ipvalue Management Inc. Mr. deBlasi has over fifteen years of experience in licensing and legal matters from the world's leading companies including Agere, Lucent Technologies and Bell Labs.

Prior to IPVALUE, Mr. deBlasi was vice president for Intellectual Property & Law at Agere Systems Inc., where he oversaw a $140 million operation increasing revenue and profit from new deals significantly year over year. During his four-year tenure at Agere, Mr. deBlasi was responsible for all aspects of intellectual property including licensing, patent assertion, patent and trade secret litigation, and patent prosecution.

Mr. deBlasi joined Agere from Lucent Technologies where he held the position of managing corporate counsel in the IP transactions law group. In his five years at Lucent, he negotiated more than 80 patent and technology licenses, led the IP activities for more than 15 major M&A and divestiture deals, and managed the splitting of assets and IP matters between Agere and Lucent. Mr. deBlasi has held IP management and legal positions at Bell Labs and AT&T Corp., and started his career as an associate at Fish & Neave in New York City.

Mr. deBlasi earned an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Manhattan College and a doctorate in law from Fordham University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey; the Federal District Courts of EDNY, SDNY and DNJ; the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; and is a member of the US Patent and Trademark Office.

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JLINKEDIN: Ahl, Lisa [MC1988] R&D Proj Coord at Cosmetic Essence Innovation



Ahl, Lisa [MC1988]
R&D Project Coordinator at Cosmetic Essence Innovation
Leonardo, New Jersey



With an electrical engineering degree and experience in personal care, telephony and defense contracting, I have the skills to excel in an office position in any industry.

Past positions have taught me skills including Word, Excel and Quickbooks, as well as an ability to multitask, prioritize and interact with personnel across departments.

A willingness to learn on my own and a determination to complete projects, have allowed me to develop procedures for others to follow to complete "outside the usual" work requests.

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JFOUND: Hayes, James M. [MC1975] attorney McCABE, COLLINS, McGEOUGH & FOWLER, LLP




JAMES M. HAYES, (JMH), admitted to bar 1982, New York; 1984 United States District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Education: Manhattan College (B.S., Cum Laude, 1975); St. John's University School of Law (J.D. 1981).

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JLINKEDIN: Henry, Joseph [MC2010] Financial Services Professional



Henry, Joseph [MC2010]
Financial Services Professional
Highlands, New Jersey
Financial Services

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JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) corrects The Wkilpedia

Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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On 1/29/2015 4:38 PM, Jasper Fjohn68 wrote:
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Murawinski
> Ed Murawinski
> From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
> Ed Murawinski
> Edmurawinski.JPG
> Murawinski working on a drawing for the New York Daily News.
> Born November 3, 1951 (age 63)
> Jersey City, New Jersey
> Occupation New York Daily News Cartoonist
> Spouse(s) Deborah Murawinski (m. 1977)
> Children Kevin Murawinski, Michael Murawinski, Matthew Murawinski
> Edward Murawinski (born November 3, 1951 in Jersey City, New Jersey) is an American cartoonist. He is currently employed by the New York Daily News in New York City as a cartoonist and a member of the National Cartoonist Society. He attended Manhattan's School of Visual Arts and has been employed by the Daily News since he was seventeen.

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JOBIT: Cook, William Nicholas ‘Bill' [MC1969 RIP]



William Nicholas (Bill) Cook

William (Bill) Nicholas Cook, born on April 30, 1947 in Dobbs Ferry, NY to Nicholas A. and Marjorie (Burke) Cook left this world to be with his eternal father on January 24, 2015.

He was raised and educated in Hasting-on-Hudson, NY, where he was elected into the Athletic Department's Hall of Fame. He received a Bachelor's of Science from Manhattan College in 1969; there, he was a member of the Men's Track and Field Team. He then received an MBA from Seton Hall University in 1982.

Bill served his nation from 1969-72 as a member of the United States Army, during which time he was stationed in Long Binh, Vietnam from 1970-71.

Following his service in the army, Bill began his professional career at Johnson & Johnson in New Brunswick, NJ, where he worked until 1989. Following his time at J&J, Bill completed his career at IEEE in Piscataway, NJ, where he worked from 1990 until his retirement in 2012.

Bill spent his work-life in Highland Park, NJ with his wife and two sons. He was active in the community as a youth sports coach in both football and baseball; he took great pride in working with young people and sharing the joys of the life lessons taught through sports. He was an active member of his church and served in numerous volunteer capacities at Trinity Presbyterian Church in East Brunswick, NJ.

Bill is survived by Cynthia, his wife of 44 years. His legacy lives on in his sons, Keith and Michelle Cook of State College, PA.; Kevin and Sara Cook., and his beloved grandson Logan James Cook of San Rafael, CA . He is also survived by his sister Ruth McShane of Hicksville, NY. Bill is also remembered by the Penick family of North Brunswick, and countless other family and friends whose lives were impacted through their relationship with Bill.

A celebration of Bill's life will be held on Friday, February 20th @ 10 am at Trinity Presbyterian Church on 367 Cranbury Road in East Brunswick, NJ.

Published in Home News Tribune on Feb. 1, 2015


Cook, William Nicholas ‘Bill' [MC1969 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/mycentraljersey/william-nicholas-cook-bill-condolences/174014377?cid=full#sthash.dUD2PZug.dpbs

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WIKIPEDIA: Murphy, Thomas ‘Tom' Joseph [MC1958] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


Dear John,

I believe that Tom is a member of the Class of 1958.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

On 1/29/2015 4:46 PM, Jasper Fjohn68  wrote:
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Murphy_%28athlete%29
> Thomas ("Tom") Joseph Murphy (born November 21, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York)

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JNEWS: Tully, Ray [MC1974] retires from Melick-Tully and Associates



Jan. 2015

Ray Tully Announces Retirement.

After 37 years of service, Raymond Tully has retired from Melick-Tully and Associates. Mr. Tully began his career as a geotechnical engineer at Mueser-Rutledge Engineers after graduating from Manhattan College in 1974. He joined MTA in 1977 and spent the remainder of his professional service leading MTA from a small start-up to one of the leading geotechnical firms in New Jersey. We wish Ray all the best in his new endeavors!

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JFOUND: Mario Nacinovich, [MC1994] Managing Partner at AXON



Mario Nacinovich, [MC1994]
Managing Partner at AXON
Greater New York City Area
Public Relations and Communications


Mario inaugurated the healthcare practice for AXON in the United States in 2010. He is a trusted advisor to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, diagnostic and medical device companies, as well as world-class medical universities, research institutes and leading non-profit organizations. He serves as the Editor Emeritus for the Journal of Communication in Healthcare, a journalist for DocCheck News and as an adjunct at Boston University. He advises over a dozen US and international editorial boards focused on medicine, public health, brand strategy, product management and medical writing. He proudly serves on the board of directors for NATIONAL Public Relations and the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation (HVEDC).

Mario is socially engaged - leading one of the largest LinkedIn groups dedicated to healthcare marketing, public relations, communications and education professionals (now >14,000 members) and by tweeting daily @nacinovich on all health-related issues, healthcare communications programs and news/opportunities with various healthcare clients.

Mario presents and moderates executive panel discussions at many national and international conferences on key opinion leader management, advisory boards, online learning, market access, product launches, crisis communication, communications, media relations and public relations. Mario is also a prolific writer – authoring >30 publications related to healthcare systems, public relations and social media, including a book chapter on pharmaceutical pricing and a recent case study on planning for pandemic influenza for Health Communication: From Theory to Practice, 2nd edition. He is a two-time recipient of the PharmaVoice 100, has received several awards of excellence including several from The Rx Club and American Graphic Design Awards, and several volunteer and leadership awards from industry associations, including PM360 Magazine’s Best Photo Finish Award for 2011.

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[JR: Has a stub in The Wikipedia under “List of Manhattan College people”.] 

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ENDNOTE: Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Subversive Religious Freedom Advocate



Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Subversive Religious Freedom Advocate

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Feb. 4th marks what would be the 108th birthday of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. An outspoken pastor, theologian, underground seminary professor, and spy against the Third Reich, Bonhoeffer’s young life was sadly cut short at the hands of Nazi interrogators.

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“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil:
God will not hold us guiltless.

Not to speak is to speak.
Not to act is to act.”

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Now the 109th.

I hope I would have the courage to speak up.

I wonder if he knew what price he would pay for following his beliefs?

"Bon courage a vous tous"

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