JASPER JOTTINGS Week 11 - 2015 Mar 15    

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



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POSITRACTION: Saying "thanks" sooner or later


Official TWS Member Publication : U.S. Air Force Edition

Parallel Lives, Shared History

Herb Heilbrun and John Leahr were twenty-one when the United States entered WWII. Herb became an Army Air Forces B-17 bomber pilot. John flew P-51 fighters. Both were thrown into the brutal high-altitude bomber war against Nazi Germany, though they never met because the Army was rigidly segregated - only in the air were black and white American fliers allowed to mix.

Both came safely home but it took a chance meeting 20 years ago when the two retired salesmen met at a reunion of the Tuskegee Airmen in Cincinnati. That meeting led them to review their parallel lives and discover their shared history.

It began in 1995 when Herb read in the newspaper that the city was honoring the local chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen; the all-black 332nd Fighter Group. They flew "Red-Tail" P-51s on missions escorting bomber squadrons from Italy into Germany and German held territories. Herb could still remember hearing, amid the radio chatter over the target, the distinctive voices of the Tuskegee Airmen. He felt that his thanks were overdue.

So Herb went down to the hotel where they were having a reception and told somebody he flew B-17s in Europe during WW II and that the Tuskegee Airmen escorted him. He then asked if there was a fighter pilot around that was over there and that he'd like to give him a hug for saving his behind. One guy pointed telling him there was a fellow standing across the room that he thinks flew fighters.

The man was John Leahr. When the two were introduced, Herb hugged John and said, "I've been waiting 50 years to meet one of you guys. You saved my tail on many a day." John, who felt for many years that the nation he had served had paid him back with prejudice and discrimination, had been waiting just as long for one of those white bomber pilots to come along and say thanks. That was all he ever wanted. ...

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JNEWS: Holmes, Shane W. [MC????] NYWEA's Student Chapter Service Award



New Rochelle's Shane Holmes Receives Environmental Award
by Alesha Hanson Neighbors 03/06/15

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NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Shane W. Holmes, a New Rochelle resident, was presented the NYWEA's Student Chapter Service Award for 2014 at the 87th New York Water Environment Association annual meeting held in New York City this February.

Holmes is a recent graduate of Manhattan College, receiving a bachelor's degree in civil engineering with a minor in environmental engineering, and was actively involved in the college’s NYWEA Student Chapter.

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Holmes, Shane W. [MC????]

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Dear John,

          I do not find anything in my 'stuff' for Shane, but I do not have info on the recent grads.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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ADMINISTRIVIA: Yahoo is delaying the email of this week's Jasper Jottings


Every once in quarter, their distribution system seems to bog.

I usually get the notice to approve the distribution a few minutes after I upload the issue.

Tonight it’s been an hour.

Of course, MAILCHIP is out without a problem.

And, the issue is available at http://www.jasperjottings.com/ and http://jasperjottingsweekly.com/


Folks that are on Yahoo, may want to switch to MAILCHIMP.

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The approval message came through at 2356.


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And, MAILCHIMP sent the issue without the content. I check this morning and resent.


Bad week for Jasper Jottings.

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[JR: Urge movement to MAILCHIMP. Less work for me and better stats.]

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COMMENT: O'Connell, Bill (MC1959) suggests another formulation of an old joke


Bill O'Connell commented on JEMAIL: O'Connell, Bill (MC1959) still can read

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2015-Mar-01 In response to your rumination, wondering if anyone reads Jasper Jottings, please be assured that I read every …

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Tom and Ray the Car Talk guys on public radio stated it this way: "If a man speaks in the woods and his wife is not present is he still wrong."

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[JR: Interesting formulation. I’d say it: “If a man speaks in the woods and his wife is not present is , he IS still wrong.” Laugh!]

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MFOUND: West Palm Beach Mayor's race has a connection



Stakes high in West Palm Beach Mayor race
Posted: 11:58 a.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015Email 0Facebook 3Twitter 0ShareThis 3
By Eliot Kleinberg - Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
It’s “win or go home” for two longtime icons of West Palm Beach city government.
Jeri Muoio’s been an elected official for nine years, the past four as mayor. Kimberly Mitchell has been a commissioner for 13 years. Following Tuesday’s election, one of them will be gone.

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[JR: A paywall prevents me from finding the connection to Alma Mater. Perhaps someone who’s a subscriber can report on this.]

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JFOUND: Desena, Bob [MC1970] Managing Director, iome Limited



Desena, Bob [MC????]
Managing Director of North America, iome Limited

Mr. Bob Desena serves as the Managing Director of North America at iome Limited.

Mr. Desena served as the Managing Partner and Director, Active Engagement of Mediaedge:cia Worldwide Ltd. since July 2006.

Mr. Desena served as the Chief Executive of the Engagement Marketing Group, New York. He served as Senior Vice President of Marketing Service, TimeLife Inc. where he was responsible for 1100 personnel, a $50 million operating budget and stewardship of over $100 million of Time Life marketing expenditures.

In 1998, he founded a consulting company focused on marketing services that combine his strategy, internet and direct marketing expertise. From there he moved to a corporate role at Time Inc. as Vice President, New Media where he created the Marketing Applications Group, a specialized marketing services unit designed to assist Time Warner's largest clients including General Motors and Procter & Gamble.

He has been a featured speaker on the subjects of interactive media, customer loyalty and direct marketing at industry gatherings of the Direct Marketing Association in New York and Washington. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Addressable Advertising Coalition and the Board of Advisors to the Children's Fund of New York.

He serves as a Member of Advisory Board at TheRightSize Inc. He has lectured at Manhattan College and Fordham University. Mr. Desena holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Quantitative Analysis from Manhattan College and an M.B.A. in Marketing from St. John's University.

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Dear John,

I believe that Bob (Robert) is a member of the Class of 1970.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Desena, Bob [MC1970]

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JFACEBOOK: O'Connell, Bill (MC1976) took a spill


John Edward OConnor
8 hrs An uneventful Saturday... as long as you don't include a bed, paramedics, sirens, etc...

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O'Connell, Bill (MC1976)

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JUPDATE: Looram, Lloyd J. [MC1968] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


JFOUND: Looram, Lloyd J. [MC1968] Managing Director of The Looram Consulting Group2015-Mar-01

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Dear John,

           I believe that Lloyd is a member of the Class of 1968.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Looram, Lloyd J. [MC1968]

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JOBIT: Gorman, Sr Catherine Mary [MC1975 RIP]



Sister Catherine Mary Gorman

Sister Catherine Mary Gorman, OP of Dominican Convent, Sparkill, New York, died on Sunday, March 8, 2015 in Dominican Convent, 175 Route 340, Sparkill, NY.

Born in the Bronx on September 2, 1933, Patricia Gorman was the daughter of George Gorman and Katherine Kennedy Gorman. Patricia entered the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary in Sparkill on September 8, 1951, and became known as Sister Catherine Mary professing her first vows in 1953 and her final vows in 1958.

Sister Catherine Mary earned a BS in Education from Fordham University in 1958, an MA in Educator/Counseling from Manhattan College in 1975.

During her professional life, Sister Catherine Mary taught in St. Helena School in the New York Archdiocese (1953-58 and 1966-68), in Holy Family School, Fulton (1958-66) and St. Catherine School, Binghamton (1968-69) in the Syracuse diocese, and in St. Anthony's School, Yonkers (1969-1973) in the Archdiocese of New York.

Upon retiring from teaching, Sister served as an Assistant in the Finance Office in Dominican Convent (1973-81) and as a social worker in Catholic Home Bureau (1981-85). She worked as an Office Assistant in Albertus Magnus High School (1986-88), a Staff Member at Emmaus House, Elberon, New Jersey (1988-90) and (2002-09) and as a Secretary in Dominican Convent (1990-2002).

Sister is survived by her sister, Mary McCrain, brother-in-law Bill McCrain, nieces Kathleen Martorano, Mary Pat Podest, Jeanne Ann Podest, Barbara Evangelista, and Patty Ann Kucan.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel, Dominican Convent, Sparkill, NY, on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at 10:30am. Visitation is on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 3:30 to 8:00pm at the Convent, 175 Route 340, Sparkill, NY. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery in Sparkill. Arrangements are by Higgins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: Dominican Sisters, at the above address, attention- Sr. Mary Murray, President.

Michael J. Higgins Funeral Service Inc.
321 South Main Street
New City, NY 10956
(845) 634-6110

Published in the The Journal News on Mar. 10, 2015


Gorman, Sr Catherine Mary [MC1975 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/lohud/catherine-mary-gorman-condolences/174353196?cid=full#sthash.6K0csLQW.dpbs

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

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JFOUND: Keenan, John J. [MC????] editorializes on the USMC



The Green MarinesVolume 99, Issue 3
Author: John J Keenan
Category: Editorials 

John J Keenan

Colonel Keenan was born in New York City. He graduated from Manhattan College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in November 1972 after completion of the Officer Candidate Course.

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Keenan, John J. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I find a John A Keenan who was a Colonel in the Marine Corps, and a member of the the Class
of 1971. I do not find a John J Keenan around that time.



McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Enough of a discrepancy!]

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JOBIT: Sullivan, Lawrence X. [MC1941 RIP]



CDR Lawrence X. Sullivan
1919 - 2015

CDR Lawrence X. Sullivan, USNR, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at the Life Care Center of Kirkland, WA. He was born in Newport, RI on March 11, 1919. Larry was the son of the late Jeremiah J. and Rosina Holten Sullivan.

He was a graduate of De la Salle Academy, class of 1936 and Manhattan College receiving a degree in engineering.

He served in the United States Navy during WWII then after worked for his father in the construction business before moving to Washington State to work for Boeing Aircraft Company.

His wife Arlene Marler predeceased him.

He leaves a sister Eileen S. Leonard, his nieces Eileen MacDonald and husband Michael, Colleen Martin and husband Jay, Maureen Rogers and husband Jeff and five nephews.

He retired as CDR in the USNR and was buried with full military honors at Tacoma National Cemetery in Washington.

Published in The Newport Daily News on Mar. 11, 2015


Sullivan, Lawrence X. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: same link

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

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Dear John,

I believe that Lawrence is a member of the Class of 1941.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Sullivan, Lawrence X. [MC1941 RIP]

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JOBIT: Marshal, Martin J. [MC1981 RIP]



Martin J. Marshal (1959 - 2015)
AGE: 55 • White Plains (formerly of Yonkers)

Martin J. Marshal entered eternal rest on Saturday, March 7, 2015, after a long battle with Multiple Myaloma. True to his character, he fought with dignity and courage. He was 55 years old.

Martin was a proud graduate of Sacred Heart High School and Manhattan College. He recently celebrated his 25th year working for the City of White Plains Finance Department.

Martin was the devoted son of the late Casimir and Ruth. He was the loving brother of Cathy (Joseph Lynch) and Carol (Chris Casimos) and uncle to Eric and Ryan Lynch and Michael Casimos. Along with his sisters and nephews, Martin leaves behind his extended family made up of many loving and devoted friends.

The Marshal family will be receiving friends on Friday evening from 4-8 p.m. at the Harrison Funeral Home. The funeral will be held on Saturday. Mass of the Christian Burial 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Yonkers. Interment to follow at St. Josephs Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, instructions for memorial donations can be found on the funeral home website.

Harrison Funeral Home
329 Halstead Avenue
Harrison, New York 10528
(914) 835-0284

Published in the The Journal News on Mar. 11, 2015


Marshal, Martin J. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/lohud/martin-j-marshal-condolences/174362593?cid=full#sthash.34Mtc3AO.dpbs

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

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Dear John,

I believe that Martin is a member of the Class of 1981.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Marshal, Martin J. [MC1981 RIP]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Marie and Heather


Good Afternoon All,

Just a couple more requests for your so generous prayers.

Mike McEneney asks for your prayers for Marie who has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. We pray the the MDs are able to help her.

I ask for your prayers once again for our Niece , Heather, and her Family. Heather's tests after her surgery came back and they show that the masses removed are malignant. The MDs are now qualifying Cancer Stages in a new format (we are told) and Heather is at Stage 1C which looked at with an open mind and heart gives hope. Heather and her Family are indeed hopeful and trusting in God as always. Please keep them in your prayers and raise the volume thatHeather in her fight with Cancer is successful once again.
Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JFOUND: Houlihan, William A. [MC1977] Lead Independent Director Tiptree Financial



William Houlihan

Mr. William A. Houlihan is Lead Independent Director of Tiptree Financial Inc. He has been a member of our Board of Directors since August 2010, and he currently serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee and as our Lead Director.

He has more than 30 years of business and financial experience. Mr. Houlihan has been the Chief Financial Officer of Amalgamated Bank, an FDIC insured commercial bank, since March 2013. Mr. Houlihan has been the Chairman of the Audit Committee and lead director of Five Oaks Investment Corp., a real estate investment trust that invests in residential mortgage-backed securities and residential mortgage loans since March 2013. Since 2009, he has served on the Board of Directors and as the financial expert on the Audit Committee of First Physicians Capital Group, Inc., a publicly-owned company that provides services to and owns investments in small hospitals and in 2013 became Chairman of the Audit Committee.

Mr. Houlihan served on the Board of Directors of SNL Financial, a privately-held company that maintains database financial information on financial institutions, REITs, energy, media and other companies, from 2003 until 2010. During an eight-year period from 2001 until 2008, Mr. Houlihan was a private investor while he served as transitional Chief Financial Officer for several distressed financial services companies: Sixth Gear, Inc. from 2007 until 2008; Sedgwick Claims Management Services from 2006 until 2007; Metris Companies from 2004 until 2006; and Hudson United Bancorp from 2001 until 2003. He also held several auditing and accounting positions from 1977 until 1981.

Mr. Houlihan received a B.S., Magna Cum Laude in Accounting in 1977 from Manhattan College, became licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in 1979, and received his M.B.A. in Finance in 1983 from New York University Graduate School of Business.

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Houlihan, William A. [MC1977]

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GOOGLE+: Lampe, Blair [MC2005] Delta Air Lines mechanic



Lampe, Blair [MC2005]
Worked at Delta Air Lines
Attended Manhattan College
Lived in Commerce, Texas

Tree-huggin urban cowgirl grease monkey.
I am the only girl named Blair Lampe. In the world.
Bragging rights
Joke's on you we still alive

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MFOUND: Arenson, Adam -- a Manhattan College professor



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“San Diego harbor was something [Confederate President Jefferson] Davis wanted to grab,” said Adam Arenson, a Manhattan College professor and San Diego native who studies the forgotten history of the Civil War in the American West. “The goal was to reach San Diego and take Southern California for the Confederacy.”

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[JR: Really?]

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MFOUND: "Birkenhead drill" entering the NCAA tournament for the second year in a row


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The team is faced to enter the NCAA tournament for the second year in a row. You can bet that no matter where they play, The Sixth Borough will be behind them.

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"Birkenhead drill" of Rudyard Kipling's poem came to describe courage in face of hopeless circumstances.

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[JR: Why does this come to mind? Go Jaspers!]

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COMMENT: McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989) responds on the abuses


McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989)

Submitted on 2014/11/03 at 11:58 pm

The abuses which occurred in the Laundries, Industrial Schools, and Mother and Baby Homes have been well-documented by agencies of the Irish government.

Submitted on 2015/03/12 at 10:25 am

“Ireland’s human rights record is being examined at the United Nations…..” 15 March 2012 http://www.bishop-accountability.org/news2012/03_04/2012_03_15_TheJournal_CallsFor.htm

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JNEWS: MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick (MC1989) Special Moms of Westchester



McCarra-Fitzpatrick Family

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Our son Aidan was born on 5th June 2000, a millennial baby. The pregnancy, my first, at age 33, progressed normally, and I worked up until two days before my due date. Labor and delivery went smoothly; I did have an epidural for pain relief, and I recall asking the doctor what Aidan’s Apgar score was and being told that it was nine.

I remember, so clearly, when I went to the nursery, and the nurse was holding him, and he was crying, loudly, but as soon as I took him into my arms he quieted right down and I knew that, in some very basic and visceral manner, he knew me and was connected to me. I filled his baby book with all the bits and pieces of information about him, what gifts he received from relatives and friends, pasting in the birth announcement and the invitation to his christening. I was Aidan’s primary caretaker; my husband was, at that time, working in a Manhattan hotel (audio-visual services for conferences/meetings) so his schedule was often irregular, with very early mornings and very late evenings. We had decided that I would stay at home with Aidan until he was old enough to attend school.

Aidan and I stuck close to home, walking to our local park, and, on the weekend, visiting with Mark’s parents in Manhattan, avoiding bringing him to places, such as malls and churches, that would have large groups of people, since he was so little and we did not want to expose him to anyone who might be ill. He wasn’t put into daycare or left with a babysitter.

I recall, vividly, when doing one of his nighttime feedings, that our eyes locked and he was gazing steadily at me. His appetite was good and he thrived, and, as a matter of course, we brought him for his well-visits to our local paediatrician, who we had met with prior to Aidan’s being born. There was never any concern about his weight or any of his measurements, and he seemed to be progressing, happy and healthy, in those months leading up to his first birthday. His paediatrician did not, at any time, note that his behavior diverged from that of any other typically developing child, nor did his Grandparents or Aunt and Uncle note anything amiss in him.

While I realize it is a controversial subject, I do believe my son suffered an adverse reaction to the vaccines administered to him just before his first birthday. The last time I remember him showing connectedness to us was on a trip we took to Bar Harbor, Maine. We had rented a small cottage around which were scattered picnic tables. The playpen Aidan was in had been placed next to one of the windows, so that he could see us sitting, outside, a small distance away. I remember his crying in distress when he realized that we were separated, so I returned to the cottage to hold him. The time would shortly come when he would no longer seek me out for comfort.

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[JR: Dona Nobis Pacem]

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JOBIT: Callan, Joseph M. [MC1960 RIP]



Joseph Callan


Joseph M., age 76, died of heart failure on March 8, 2015 with dignity in the quiet solitude of his own home in River Edge, New Jersey.

Joseph is survived by his son, Jim Callan and his daughter, Teresa Orth, as well as his son-in-law, John Orth and two cherished grandsons, Geoffrey and Benjamin as well as extended family both in the U.S. and Ireland. He is preceded in death by his wife, Barbara; his parents, Teresa Grant Callan and John Callan, and his siblings, Loretta Callan Boylan and Jack Callan.

Joseph was born on May 18, 1938 in NYC to Irish immigrant parents, Teresa and John, who raised their family on 96th street and all were fortunate to grow up with many loving aunts, uncles and cousins literally living within the same apartment building. Joseph often said that his family was "the best that anyone could imagine" and always credited their strong work ethic and the devotion of his parents to their children as remarkable influences on his own life.

He graduated from Manhattan College with a degree in Psychology and he later achieved his Masters from Columbia University. Much of his career focus was in the area of criminal justice first starting as an Executive Director, The Osborne Association, NYC and in the early 1980's, he moved to Houston, Texas and accepted a position as a Director, Harris County Adult Probation. After moving back to New Jersey, in 1987, Joseph enjoyed his role as the Executive Director, Southeast Senior Center, Englewood, New Jersey as well as teaching Sociology courses at Montclair State University, Dominican College and John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Joseph was a genuine family man. He married Barbara on June 17, 1961, and they moved from the Grand Concourse in the Bronx to River Edge, New Jersey in 1972. Joseph enjoyed being part of a small community and participated in many local organizations. He and Barbara made lifelong friends on Adams Avenue and enjoyed many an occasion with the "lunch bunch" who remain close friends to this day.

He enjoyed nothing more than spending time on the Little League fields whether coaching his son, Jim, or cheering on his grandsons from the early days of T-Ball all the way through to Williamsport tournaments. During high school basketball season, Joe always had a front row seat for all home and away games and enjoyed the post game analysis with both of his grandsons. He cheered proudly and loudly for each point scored especially the three pointers.

Joe was a voracious reader who never left home without a book whether for a trip to the mall or a cross country excursion to the Grand Canyon. He participated in a very active Current Events group at the River Edge Public Library and enjoyed reading the news and listening to the radio as he prepared for the lively discussion which would surely follow.

In recent years, he enjoyed many summers on the pier of Ocean Grove where he could be found devouring the latest suspense novel or enjoying some Days ice cream (soft serve vanilla with extra strawberries on the bottom and as a topping). And, he thoroughly enjoyed the company of his dearest friend, Marilyn Haggerty, who brought happiness back to his life as they enjoyed travel, concerts, local and Broadway theatre, museums, lovely meals and meaningful conversations together.

The family would like to thank everyone for their tremendous support and care of Joe especially Doctor Katebian, his trusted physician and friend for the last 26 years.

At Joe's request, a celebration of his life will be held at a date to be determined in the future.

In lieu of flowers, he requested that any donations be made to the Salvation Army or the Ocean Grove Historical Society.

Fare thee well, Pop, we love you.

Published in The Record/Herald News on Mar. 12, 2015


Callan, Joseph M. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/northjersey/joseph-callan-condolences/174378453?cid=full#sthash.NJZvoMEk.dpbs

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Callan, Joseph M. [MC1960 RIP]

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.
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JOBIT: Mazzola, John ‘Jack' Valentine [MC1953 RIP]



John V. Mazzola
(1929 - 2015)

John V. Mazzola
AGE: 86 • Bayville

John (Jack) Valentine Mazzola, 86, of Bayville died peacefully on March 8, 2015.

Born in Ridgefield and raised in Fort Lee, he moved to Bayville in 2001. John was an honor student at Fort Lee High School and president of the senior class of 1947. He received his BA Degree from Manhattan College in the Bronx. He was an Operations Manager with Allyn & Bacon then later with Barnes & Nobles, both of Rockleigh. He proudly served his country in the US Army during the Korean War. H

e was a former communicant of St. Joseph Church in New Milford/Oradell and a current communicant of St. Barnabas Church in Bayville. He also served both churches as a Eucharistic Minister and was an avid volunteer and supporter of Vincent de Paul Society. He also was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Trinity Council #747 of Hackensack.

John was a devoted husband and family man who will be dearly missed.

Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Theresa; 2 children, his son, John Paul Mazzola and his wife Kari, and daughter, Janine Mazzola; 2 grandchildren, Meaghan and Quintin; 2 sisters, Josephine Pelegri and Stefani Ramberg, and many nieces and nephews.

Viewing will be Friday, Mar. 13th, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm at Mastapeter Funeral Home, 270 Atlantic City Blvd., Bayville, 08721. Funeral Saturday, 8:30am at the funeral home before celebrating a 9:30am Funeral Mass at St Barnabas Church, 33 Woodland Rd., Bayville, NJ 08721. Burial will be Monday, Mar. 16th. Arrive at the funeral home by 9:30am before leaving to New Jersey Veterans Cemetery in Wrightstown. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family for their grandchildren's College Fund.

Funeral Home
Mastapeter Funeral Homes, Inc.
270 Atlantic City Boulevard (Route #9) Bayville, NJ 08721

Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 12, 2015


Mazzola, John ‘Jack' Valentine [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/app/john-v-mazzola-condolences/174371588?cid=full#sthash.E9I0C3VQ.dpbs

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Dear John,

I believe that John is a member of that great Class of 1953. A good bright guy!

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Mazzola, John ‘Jack' Valentine [MC1953 RIP]

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.
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JNEWS: Porter, Joseph B. [MC1980] General Counsel SUNY



SUNY Board Appoints Joseph B. Porter As General Counsel
March 11, 2015

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Albany – The State University of New York Board of Trustees today appointed Joseph B. Porter as SUNY vice chancellor for legal affairs and general counsel, effective June 4, 2015, at an annual salary of $224,415. He has held a similar position at Excelsior College in Albany for the last 10 years.

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About Joseph B. Porter

Joseph B. Porter is currently the vice president for Legal and Governmental Affairs and general counsel of Excelsior College in Albany, NY, a post he has held for almost 10 years. In this position, he directs Excelsior's legal operations, participates in the administration of the college as a member of the executive staff, and serves as secretary to the Board of Trustees.

Immediately prior to joining Excelsior College, Porter served in the New York State Education Department (NYSED) for 12 years, first as deputy counsel and later as executive director of the New York State Office of Teaching. During his years with NYSED, Porter authored innovative regulations and legislation on a wide variety of education issues and led a series of teams responsible for implementing the Regents' education reform agenda. He also served as legal advisor to the Board of Regents' Task Force on Teaching as it drafted groundbreaking reforms of New York's standards for the preparation and certification of teachers.

Prior to his work at NYSED, Porter served as deputy counsel and legislative representative of the New York State School Boards Association, where he advised and represented more than 700 school districts in New York. Porter began his career as general counsel and legislative representative for the New York State Conference of Mayors, where he advised and represented the mayors of New York's cities and villages.

Porter has lectured extensively throughout the State over the last 25 years on a variety of education issues and served as adjunct instructor of education law in the Graduate School of Educational Administration of the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY, from 1996 to 2010.

A graduate of Albany Law School, Porter also holds a bachelor's degree in History and American Studies from Manhattan College in New York City.

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Porter, Joseph B. [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Porter, Joseph B. [MC1980]

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GOOGLE+: Fox, Cecilia [MC1991] Moravian College Associate Professor



Fox, Cecilia [MC1991]
Moravian College
Associate Professor and Director of the Neuroscience Program,
Attended Manhattan College
Lives in Bethlehem, PA, United States

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JOBIT: McCartney, Daniel Francis [MC???? RIP]



Daniel Francis McCartney
(1951 - 2015)

Daniel Francis McCartney, age 64, died Wednesday at Mount Sinai Hospital after a courageous battle with Myelofibrosis. He is remembered as a devoted husband, father, brother, uncle, friend, and coach.

A proud native of Queens, N.Y., Dan attended Mater Christi High School and Manhattan College. He began teaching at The Buckley School in 1974, where he coached football, basketball, and lacrosse until his death, leaving a profound mark on generations of Buckley boys. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Dodie McCartney, his son Ryan, and five siblings, Peg Leder, Noreen Haffner, George McCartney, Kathleen Ryan, and Kevin McCartney.

In lieu of flowers, kindly make contributions to the Myeloproliferative Disease Program, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, and The Buckley School's McCartney Scholarship Program. The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Beecher Flooks Funeral Home, 418 Bedford Rd., in Pleasantville, N.Y. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, March 16, at 10 a.m. at the Church of St. John & St. Mary (Upper Church), 30 Poillon Rd., in Chappaqua, N.Y., Dan's home town of over thirty years.

Beecher Flooks Funeral Home
418 Bedford Rd Pleasantville, NY 10570
(914) 769-0001

Published in the The Journal News on Mar. 14, 2015


McCartney, Daniel Francis [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/lohud/daniel-francis-mccartney-condolences/174388456?cid=full#sthash.8XaDh9en.dpbs

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Dear John,

            I do not find anything in my 'stuff' for Daniel,'

                    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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JFOUND: Gendron, George M. [MC????] Advisor, Foundation Source Philanthropic Services



Gendron, George M. [MC????]
Advisor, Foundation Source Philanthropic Services, Inc.

Mr. George Gendron is a Director at Initiative for a Competitive Inner City. He is the Editor-in-Chief at Inc. Magazine. George Gendron debuted at Inc. in January 1981 and became editor-in-chief in 1983. Under his direction, Inc. catapulted to become the country’s premier business magazine for leaders of small to midsize fast growing companies. With a record-high monthly readership of 2.2 million, Mr. Gendron has introduced millions of hard-driving entrepreneurs to cutting-edge ideas through a diverse range of writer, management experts, and specialists.

Mr. Gendron also has played a major role I educating policy makers in the U.S. and abroad about the importance of small businesses and their impact on the economy. Mr. Gendron co-authored and narrated Inc.’s best-selling video, “how to Really Start Your Own Business”, which won the American Film Institute Award for the most outstanding business and economic programming in the country.

Additionally he has been instrumental in establishing business unites that complement the magazine, including Inc.’s book-publishing division, video productive group, and conference and seminar division.

Mr. Gendron began his extensive career in publishing as an arts and entertainment editor of New York Magazine from 1973 to 1975; he also wrote for its sister publication, The Village Voice. Subsequently, Mr. Gendron was editor-in-chief of Boston Magazine from 1975-1978, when the magazine won numerous awards and heavily influenced the design of other city magazines.

Mr. Gendron is a well known speaker before groups of business executives in the U.S., Europe and Asia and makes frequent speeches to college students. He also is a regular commentator on entrepreneurship and small business on TV, radio, and in print. Appearances include CNBC, 20/20, 48 Hours, CNN, and National Public Radio, and he has been quoted extensively in the Wall Street Journal and other major publications.

Mr. Gendron is active in several non-profit organizations, serving on the boards of City Year, a service organization that has risen to national prominence through support from people including President Clinton and the First Lady, and Who Cares, a national non-profit publication fostering national service.

Mr. Gendron is a graduate of Manhattan College.

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Dear John,

            I do not find any thing in my 'stuff' for George,


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JEMAIL: Petrone, Louis S. "Key West Lou" (MC1957) Tuesdays @ 9pm


Please join me for my next show! Tuesday @ 9pm. Call in's welcome. #talkshow
Petrone, Louis S. "Key West Lou" (MC1957)
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JHQ: Manzione, Gianmarc [MC2002] Major Author Reading 3/26



    Gianmarc Manzione ’02 to Return to Campus as Part of Major Author Reading Series    Pushcart Prize-nominated poet and nonfiction writer Gianmarc Manzione ’02 will visit Manhattan College on March 26.

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Manzione, Gianmarc [MC2002]

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MFOUND: The Manhattan College Players 3/28 one night only



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March 28, 2015 at Manhattan College in Bronx, NY.

We will be hosting a one night only play reading of the well-known play, Proof. Written by David Auburn, this Pulitzer and Tony award winning play was originally produced Off-Broadway but was moved to Broadway shortly after opening due to a high demand for tickets.

Here is the Wikipedia plot definition:

The play concerns Catherine, the daughter of Robert, a recently deceased mathematical genius in his fifties and professor at the University of Chicago, and her struggle with mathematical genius and mental illness. Catherine had cared for her father through a lengthy mental illness. Upon Robert’s death, his ex-graduate student Hal discovers a paradigm-shifting proof about prime numbers in Robert’s office. The title refers both to that proof and to the play’s central question: Can Catherine prove the proof’s authorship? Along with demonstrating the proof’s authenticity, the daughter also finds herself in a relationship with 28-year-old Hal. Throughout, the play explores Catherine’s fear of following in her father’s footsteps, both mathematically and mentally and her desperate attempts to stay in control.

Join us in Hayden 100!


Student Directed by Ange Lopilato

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ENDNOTE: What happened to Hollywood?



Friday, February 20, 2015

Hollywood's Forgotten Hero

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Yet, among all from Hollywood who served, only one became a fighter ace. That distinction belonged to actor Wayne Morris, who seemed headed for stardom in the late 1930s, after his performance in Kid Galahad, alongside Edward G. Robinson, Humphrey Bogart and Bette Davis. At 6'2" with an athlete's physique, Morris looked the part of a heavyweight boxer. Critics praised his "natural, realistic performance."

Three years later, Morris decided to learn to fly in preparation for "Flight Angels," a "B" feature from Warner Brothers, where he was under contract. While the film was largely forgettable, Morris discovered an affinity for aviation. He earned his private pilot's license and with America's entry into World War II, he joined the Naval Reserve. Morris completed military flight training in 1942 and (like Jimmy Stewart) was initially assigned as a flight instructor.

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Almost a decade later, Morris mounted a career comeback, receiving good notices for playing a washed-up boxer on Broadway in William Saroyan's The Cave Dwellers. That same year (1957), Stanley Kubrick cast Morris in Paths of Glory, as a drunken, cowardly French infantry officer in World War I. Movie-goers who knew of Morris's record as a brave, tenacious fighter pilot appreciated the irony of Kubrick's decision, and the actor delivered: his performance as Lt Roget is remembered as one of his finest.

Sadly, Paths would mark one of final screen appearances. During a reserve tour on the carrier Bon Homme Richard in 1959, Morris suffered a massive heart attack and died a short time later at a navy hospital in Oakland, CA. He was 45 years old.

Fifty-five years after Wayne Morris's passing, Hollywood is speculating about this year's competition for Best Picture, which includes American Sniper. There is general consensus that Clint Eastwood's film about Chris Kyle will lose to one of the other entries, since many academy voters are squeamish about his depiction of the Navy SEAL sniper, who killed 160 enemy combatants with a dedication and determination that some (falsely) depict as racism.

Of course, nothing could be further from the truth. Chris Kyle understood the savagery of war, as did Wayne Morris. It's one more reminder of how much Hollywood has changed over the past 70 years, and not for the better.

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I knew this story partially from my fascination with Hollywood “war” movies as child.

I was a “child” in this respect until into the early 70’s where I saw the cost of the Viet Nam “war”, Carter’s Pardon for evaders, and the perfidy of the Gooferment, its politicians and bureaucrats, and the Crony Capitalists.

Ike warned of the military - industrial complex. I knew about the warning. But failed to heed it.

So too “Hollywood” was once populated by stand up people. During the two World Wars, if someone was too “valuable”, too infirm, or otherwise unqualified to get into the fighting, they often became “dollar a year men” working in important government posts to free others. It was a “patriotic” time.

And, just as Ike warned, the Gooferment became the fearful master. Lying propaganda from the media made it easy to lull “We, The Sheeple” to sleep.

Hard times are coming. Made harder still by the loss of “leadership”.

Hollywood is decadent, hedonistic, socialistic, and too politically correct for its own good.

No wonder they are treated as the trivialities they really are.

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