JASPER JOTTINGS Week 24 - 2015 Jun 14    

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



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POSITRACTION: An act of charity at a Waffle House



‘Everybody Cried’: 11 People Inside a Waffle House Watched in Awe as a 5-Year-Old Boy Put His Faith to Action
May. 18, 2015 8:56pm Jason Howerton

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Josiah Duncan, a 5-year-old boy from Prattville, Alabama, was eating with his mother at a Waffle House restaurant when he noticed a dirty-looking man holding a bag outside. He was immediately curious and concerned.

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But it would be the boy’s final gesture — after the food arrived — that would leave the entire room in tears, according to the mother.

Josiah belted out a passionate blessing of the food in the middle of the Waffle House.
“God our Father, God our Father, we thank you, we thank you, for our many blessings, for our many blessings, Amen, Amen,” he proclaimed.

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I hope that I can match this young boy’s example.

It’s one thing to get his Mom to buy the man food. It’s another to sit and pray with a smelly old vagrant.


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MOBIT: Bird, Mary M. Tobin [MCxStaff RIP]



Mary M. (Tobin) Bird
(1919 - 2015)

Mary M. Bird (nee Tobin), long time resident of Yonkers, NY and most recently from Somers, NY died peacefully with family at her side on June 4, 2015.

Mary was born on April 6, 1919 in Yonkers to the late Bridget and Edward Tobin. She graduated from Gorton High School and the Butler Business School. During her early days, she worked as a secretary at Manhattan College.

In 1987, after 20 years as an executive Secretary, she retired from Carvel Corporation.

On May 16, 1943 she married Leo J. Bird who was killed in action on November 27, 1943 while serving his country in World War II.

She is survived by her daughter Mary Lee (Robert J.) Cotter of Somers,NY, granddaughter Deirdre C. Cotter of Newport VT, grandson Robert L. Cotter of Medford,NJ and twin great granddaughters Kaitlyn Elizabeth Cotter and Kristin Marie Cotter of Medford NJ. A loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Mary enjoyed the special pleasure of seeing and talking with the twins. She is also survived by several nieces (Veronica Courtney,Jeanne Marino and Ellen Jackson) and nephews, (John Kennedy and Michael Tobin), and several grand nieces and nephews. Four brothers Edward, John, William and James and her sister Helen Kennedy and her nephew Jack Tobin predeceased her.

Mary was a devout Catholic and a faithful parishioner at Christ the King parish in Yonkers and an active member of the parish sewing circle.

The family would like to thanks the doctors, nurses and staff of Mount Kisco Medical Group and the nurses, health aides and staff at Salem Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the wonderful, professional and loving care they gave Mary.

Visitation will be at Whalen & Ball Funeral Home on Sunday June 7, 2015 from 3 to 7pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be at Christ the King Church on Monday June 8, 2015 at 10am Interment to follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery.

Whalen & Ball Funeral Home
168 Park Avenue
Yonkers,NY 10703

Published in the The Journal News on June 7, 2015


Bird, Mary M. Tobin [MCxStaff RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/lohud/mary-m-bird-tobin-condolences/175022702?#sthash.OdfnAzW7.dpbs

[JR: Hate to lead the week with obit, but this woman has a very interesting journey.] 

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

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JLINKEDIN: Cicero, Justin [MC1994] Director at Barclays Capital



Cicero, Justin [MC1994]
Director at Barclays Capital
Greater New York City Area


Eleven years of Front Office experience at Barclays with roles ranging from Leveraged Loan Total Return Swap (TRS) structuring to Leveraged Loan/Distressed Debt credit analysis and trading. Front Office positions were preceded by seven years of working in Regulatory Reporting.

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JOBIT: Christopher, Matthew J. [MC2000 RIP] on 2013-Jul-21



Matthew J. Christopher
posted July 29th, 2013

Matthew J. Christopher died peacefully in his home, Sunday, July 21, 2013.

He is survived by his parents, Donald and Marie Christopher; brothers, Daniel and Michael and his wife, Arianna; grandparents, William and Charlotte Robert; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Matthew was a 1996 graduate of Council Rock High School, and a 2000 graduate of Manhattan College.

He was currently employed by U.B.S. in Weehawken, N.J.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial mass 5:30 p.m. Friday, at the Chapel of St. Vincent DePaul in Northampton, Pa. There will be a reception following at Homewoods Suites in Newtown.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kiva Microfunds, a charity that Matthew supported.


Christopher, Matthew J. [MC2000 RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

[JR: I don’t know why this “popped up” as new. But I was astonished to find that I hadn’t found it when it happened. Way too young. When we have so many “old” politicians that could sub in. Guess his work was done. Requiescat In Pacem  sadly.] 

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

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JFOUND: Cavanagh, Donna (MC1983) founded Humor Outcasts



Website gives humorous home to 'stepchild' of publishing world

POSTED: Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 3:01 AM

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Donna Cavanagh says the world is brimming with mockable material - like the sex toy designed for those grieving the loss of a partner. The glass device can be filled with ashes of your dead lover.

"I mean, come on. That story was like handing me gold," Cavanagh, 53, of East Norriton, says of the essay she wrote about it.

Her writing finds a home on the website she founded four years ago, Humor Outcasts, where now more than 100 other humorists - cartoonists, novelists, stand-up comedians, and TV producers and writers, many well-known - contribute essays, memes, parodies, satires, and cringe comedy at a blush-under-R rating. A dozen or so posts run daily, collectively amassing 3,000 to 7,000 hits - with the occasional piece reaping viral traffic of 30,000 views or more for HumorOutcasts.com.

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Cavanagh was born into a big Italian clan hailing from Manhattan's Little Italy. Her family moved to Bergen County, N.J., where she attended the all-girl Academy of Holy Angels prep school run by the Sisters of Notre Dame. Her teachers said her writing was funny.

She met her future husband, Edward, a computer engineer at Manhattan College, where she took journalism courses but majored in business. Soon after college, they married and moved to Pennsylvania. She freelanced for a communications company and edited books. She then worked as a night reporter for the Times Herald in Montgomery County.

Her daughter Coleen, now 27, was a toddler. Sleep-deprived days and blistered feet from high heels stoked plenty of Cavanagh's humor pieces that subsequently appeared in First magazine, More magazine, emerging mommy blogs, and in a neighboring paper, the Mercury. (Her essays appear in four books, including Life on the Off Ramp, a USA Book News National Best Books 2010 finalist.)

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Cavanagh, Donna [MC????]

[JR: Wonder who her husband is?]


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HumorOutcasts.com is THE place to take a humor break. Founded by Donna Cavanagh, it is the result of a brainstorming session between several humor writers who longed for a site where humor could thrive without fear of being censored as it was on many of the bigger internet blogging sites. On many occasions, Donna and other humorists felt like outcasts in the internet writing world watching their work get flagged or removed when editors felt uncomfortable with content.  With the technical help of her engineer husband, Donna was able to create HUMOROUTCASTS.com or HO a site that encourages writers  to push the envelope and spread their creative wings.  On HO, you will find humorists, stand-up comics, entertainers, cartoonists, TV writers/producers, screenwriters and some  writers of serious subject matter — all who believe in the power of laughter.  We hope you take your time and read the work of the writers here who cover a wide variety of topics.  The work posted ranges from G-rated material to material that might just make you blush.  There is something for everyone and there is fresh content daily.

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Thanks so much for reprinting the article on me and HumorOutcasts.com. I'm sorry that I didn't have more school info for you. I graduated in 1983. My maiden name was Tozzi.

Donna Cavanagh

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Cavanagh, Donna Tozzi (MC1983)

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>Did your husband also graduate from Alma Mater? I'd like to "collect" him too.

1980 he graduated

>Does he have a name? Or do I refer to him and Mister Cavanagh? (Laugh!)

Oops, sorry. Edward

Cavanagh, Edward [MC1980]

[JR: Laugh! Men don’t get credit.] 

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Dear john,

I believe that Donna's husband is Edward from the Class of 1980..


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. I dragged it out of her.]

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MOBIT: Broderick, Robert J. "Bob" [MC relative] on 2015-Jun-06



Robert J. "Bob" Broderick (1931 - 2015)

Robert J. Broderick, a Hartsdale resident, died June 6, 2015 at the age of 83. He was born September 28, 1931 in Yonkers to the late Matthew and Catherine Broderick.

Bob was a graduate of White Plains High School and received a BS from Mercy College in Fire Service and Criminal Justice. He went on to serve in the U.S. Air Force from 1951-1953. After his service he became a NY State Trooper, Troop K for 13 years. He then went on to be a firefighter in the Hartsdale FD and worked his way up to the rank of Captain, retiring in 1989. Bob then served as Commissioner for the Hartsdale FD from 1991-2014.

He is survived by his brothers, Ray (Fran) Broderick of White Plains and Dick (Cathy) Broderick of Indianapolis. He is also survived by 1 niece, 6 nephews and several grand nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by a nephew Donald Broderick.

Visitation will be on Tuesday 4-8pm. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday 10:00am at Sacred Heart Church, Hartsdale. Interment at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Donald Broderick Memorial Scholarship. 4513 Manhattan College Pkwy, Bronx, NY 10471.

Funeral Home
McMahon-Lyon & Hartnett Funeral Home Inc
491 Mamaroneck Ave
White Plains, NY 10605
(914) 949-7777

Published in the The Journal News on June 8, 2015

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[JR: I’m confused. I don’t understand the connection to Alma Mater? Generous to donate to her.] 

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Dear John,

I believe that Robert is a member of the Class of 1974.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Another wrinkle to make my collections difficult]

Broderick, Robert J. “Bob” [MC1974]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/lohud/robert-j-broderick-bob-condolences/175029287?cid=full

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

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Dear John,

I do not believe that Bob is a JASPER, but I believe that he is related to the late Don Broderick ’86 for whom a Memorial Scholarship has been established. That would explain Bob's obituary requesting donations to the Scholarship fund.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Broderick, Robert J. “Bob” [MC relative]

Broderick, Don  [MC1986 RIP]

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JHQ: Giuliani, Rudy [MC1965] at reunion


Former mayor Rudy Giuliani '65 shared a few words with his class at this morning's Golden Anniversary brunch. Welcome back to campus, Jaspers!

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[JR: No text or video!] 

Giuliani, Rudy [MC1965]

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JHQ: New second lieutenants


2015 Jun 07 jasper rotc 

Congratulations to the Air Force's new second lieutenants and all who were a part of Detachment 560 Bronx Bombers' commissioning ceremony today at Manhattan!

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 Costello, Donald [MC1954]  commented on JHQ: New second lieutenants

2015-Jun-07 Congratulations to the Air Force's new second lieutenants and all who were a part of Detachment 560 Bronx Bombers' …

Congratulation to the new Jasper Second Lt's . I was commissioned in the first class of the then new AFROTC at Manhattan in 1954. I had an exciting and never to be forgotten set of experiences of the then Cold War that is still with us today. Col Welter, Major Hector Rosa and Sgt, Develera were names I remember from the leadership with Jim Conroy, Bruce Cunningham, Parker Stone, Joe O'Dea, Ed Grenier, Paul Sullivan and many others who left that summer for their three year tour. I ended up in Air Force Intelligence in the Foreign Technology Division at Wright Patterson AFB after school at Keesler and a tour at Eielson AFB in Alaska.

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MFOUND: Nonfiction children's author conference at Alma Mater


Oradell resident Sally Isaacs cofounded nonfiction children's author conference being held this weekend

WHERE: Manhattan College, 4513 Manhattan College Parkway, Riverdale, N.Y. HOW MUCH: $440 for entire conference; $45 for one-on-one consultation; $95 for intensive workshops; $75 for Educator Literacy Program.
North Jersey By Kara Yorio 6 hours ago

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GOOGLE+: Testa, Julia [MC2009] at Julia Testa LLC



Testa, Julia [MC2009]
Works at Julia Testa LLC
Attended Manhattan College
Lives in New York City, NY

Julia Testa is an American design brand for personalized styling of flowers, events, and home decor.

Floral Design, Event Design, Interior Design
Julia Testa LLC
Owner, Lead Designer, 2014 - present
Julia Testa is an American design brand for personalized styling of flowers, events, and home decor { www.juliatesta.com }

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MNEWS: New, very green court design



Manhattan unveils new, very green court design plan
Kami Mattioli's headshot

Kami Mattioli @kmattio
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June 9, 2015 9:06am EDT

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JNEWS: Dircks, William 'Bill’ [MC1983] CFO Inteva



Press Release
William Dircks Joins Inteva Products as Vice President and CFO

Published: June 9, 2015 8:00 a.m. ET

The automotive executive brings over 30 years of financial leadership experience

TROY, Mich., Jun 09, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Inteva Products, LLC, a leading global automotive supplier of engineered components and systems, is pleased to welcome William (Bill) Dircks as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective June 1, 2015, replacing Kevin Grady who announced his intention earlier this year to leave Inteva to pursue other interests.

Dircks has spent most of his career in senior leadership positions within the automotive manufacturing industry and brings a great deal of international experience. His past roles include Executive Vice President and CFO for Avon Automotive and Vice President and Corporate Controller for Lear Corporation. Most recently, he served as Senior Advisor for the private equity firm Charterhouse Equity Partners LLC. Immediately prior to that, he was the Executive Vice President and CFO at PREZIO Health. Earlier in his career he held financial positions with Honeywell International (previously AlliedSignal, Inc.) in Southfield, Michigan, and PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York and Tokyo, Japan.

Dircks has a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Manhattan College, Bronx, New York. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New Jersey Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Bill will be located at Inteva’s World Headquarters in Troy, Michigan.

“Bill’s extensive and diverse leadership experience with financial assignments in manufacturing will be an asset to Inteva’s finance team and our executive staff,” said Inteva President and CEO Lon Offenbacher. “I welcome him to our team and look forward to his contributions.”

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Dircks, William 'Bill’ [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Bill is a member of the Class of 1983.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Dircks, William 'Bill’ [MC1983]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Laura


Good Afternoon All,

RE: Edward A. Orgon '67 BA, Georgetown, Texas Prayer Request

We have received a prayer request from Laura, Ed's daughter. We pray for Ed's complete recovery. I don't have details at this time but wanted to get the prayer request out. As John Reinke says, " Ed will be glad to know that we are all pulling for him." Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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Orgon, Edward A. [MC1967]

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MFOUND: Father Bill Galvin passed on Alma Mater



Thankful For Diocesan Roots
June 10, 2015
By Ed Wilkinson

Father Galvin

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When Father Bill Galvin joined the Maryknoll Fathers in 1955, he wanted to be a missionary in China. But it wasn’t until 1999 that he finally arrived in the mainland Asian country, after assignments in the Philippines, Nepal and the Holy Land.

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Father Galvin learned about Maryknoll when a member of the order came to the parish to preach one Sunday and he expressed interest. While at Loughlin, another Maryknoller visited the classroom and his name was still on the recruiter’s list.

After listening to Msgr. Fulton J. Sheen preach on a Good Friday in Manhattan and then spending a few quiet days with a friend in Pennsylvania, he made up his mind to forego Manhattan College and sign up with Maryknoll.

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JFOUND: Drohan, David F. [MC1960] former VP Medication Delivery, Baxter Intl



baxter international inc (BAX:New York)

David F. Drohan
Former Corporate Vice President and President of Medication Delivery, Baxter International Inc.

Mr. David F. Drohan served as Corporate Vice President of Baxter International Inc. since August 2004. Mr. Drohan served as Senior Vice President of Baxter Healthcare Corporation, a subsidiary of Baxter International Inc. since May 2001, where he directed general management responsibility for the development and worldwide marketing of intravenous products. Mr. Drohan served as President of Baxter's Medication Delivery Business at Baxter Healthcare Corporation since 1996. He was responsible for the general management development and worldwide marketing of intravenous products, drug-delivery and automated distribution systems, anesthesia, critical care and oncology products representing $4 billion in combined annual sales. Previously, Mr. Drohan served as a Corporate Vice President of Baxter International Inc. from 1996 to May 2001. He joined Baxter in 1965 as a Territory Manager in New York, and also served senior positions. He served as Vice President of Sales for the Parenteral Division at Baxter since 1983 and its President of the Pharmacy Division since 1987. He served as President of four of the seven business units within I.V. Systems, he served as President of I.V. Systems since May 1996. He served as Corporate Vice President of Baxter Healthcare Corporation since December 1996 and also served as its President of I.V. Systems/Medical Products since 1999. Prior to Baxter, Mr. Drohan served for Proctor & Gamble. He serves as Chairman of Lake County Economic Development Corporation. He serves as Director at Baxter Credit Union. He serves as a Member of the St. Louis College of Pharmacy's Board of Trustees. He serves as President of Riverside Foundation. Mr. Drohan served as a Director of Cytomedix Inc. since July 12, 2004. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Relations from Manhattan College, New York.

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Drohan, David F. [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Drohan, David F. [MC1960]

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JNEWS: DeVaney, Tyler [MC2010] shows courage and desire



Despite injuries, local soldier wants to keep up the fight

Tyler DeVaney, center, is a Queensbury High School graduate who was seriously injured during a tour of duty in Afghanistan.

3 hours ago  •  BILL TOSCANO btoscano@poststar.com

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Tyler DeVaney retired from the Army at 27 because of serious wounds suffered in Afghanistan.

Still, he wants to continue to do his part in the war against terrorism.

DeVaney, a Queensbury High School graduate, was seriously wounded March 11 in eastern Afghanistan.

He went through a long hospitalization for scar tissue in his stomach, leg injuries and other issues and, after his treatment, he retired from the Army as a sergeant.

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During his recovery, he moved to Washington, D.C., and attended the World Politics Institute, earning a certificate in global terrorism. Since then, he has been admitted to Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies and leaves in August for a year in Bologna, Italy, then another year at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore.

“I want to keep going,” DeVaney said. “I did not want what happened to happen for nothing.”

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DeVaney is a graduate of Manhattan College. The DeVaney family lived in Queensbury until moving to Coppell, Texas, about three years ago.

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DeVaney, Tyler [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Tyler is a member of the Class of 2010.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

DeVaney, Tyler [MC2010]

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Good Evening All,

From Poststar.com through Jasper Jottings we have received the following story of Courage, Determination, Character, Will and Faith. This young man, a Fellow Jasper, is an inspiration and like so many of our Men and Women in the Armed Forces that we do not hear about, he has raised the bar of accomplishment and setting a vivid example to all of the Human Spirit and what a real Hero is. We pray for Tyler for his continued success, for his Family, for his lost Comrades as Tyler steps into this next part of his journey. Please raise the volume for this young man, his sacrifice, his come back and never give up attitude. Thank you Tyler and God Bless and watch over you.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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

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JFOUND: Weber, Charles J. [MC1965] CEO of CEO America Inc.



Charles J. Weber
Chief Executive Officer , CEO America Inc.

Mr. Charles J. Weber, also known as Charlie, serves as the Chief Executive Officer of CEO America Inc. and Creditz Inc. Mr. Weber is an Advisor at Alliance Acquisitions Inc. Since 1985, he has also been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Weber Communications, Inc. In this capacity, Mr. Weber is also very active in the international marketplace and represents a number of companies in the Far East, South America Eastern and Western Europe.

For 25 years, Mr. Weber has been a successful key executive in the entertainment and communications industries. He is instrumental in securing public and private corporate financing, domestic and international distribution, mergers and acquisitions and the production and financing of motion pictures. He has also served in an executive role for Fortune 500, real estate, and entertainment companies and has executive produced a number of feature films.

He has extensive corporate and real estate experience with Embassy Communications and Sonnenblick-Goldman Corporation of California. Mr. Weber worked for the Celanese Corporation (1968 to 1972) and General Motors Overseas Operations (1965 to 1968). Mr. Weber served as President, First Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Operating Officer of Lucasfilm, Ltd. from 1984 to 1988, where he was responsible for all aspects of its operations including the making of blockbuster movies such as Raiders of the Lost Ark, and More American Graffiti.

He served as Chief Executive Officer of Hi Score Corp. and also served as its President since July 10, 2000. He served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Embassy Communications, Entertainment Company of America, CanWest International Corp., and others. Prior to his involvement in the entertainment industry, he served as Senior Vice President of Sonnenblick-Goldman Corporation of California from 1974 to 1977 as well as being employed in an executive capacity by other real estate development and syndication companies from 1972 to 1974.

He serves as a Member of Board of Advisors at Heatwave Interactive, Inc. He serves as a Member of Advisory Board at Studio One Media, Inc. He has been a Member of the Advisory Board at Platinum Studios, Inc. since October 2008. He served as a Director of Hi Score Corp. since July 10, 2000.

Mr. Weber is also very active in various industry and non-profit organizations, including serving as a Member of the Board for the Starlight Children’s Foundation, The Betty Clooney Foundation for the Brain Injured, Park Century School, Westview School and Crossroads School.

Prior to his involvement in the entertainment industry, Mr. Weber had extensive experience in real estate and with Fortune 500 companies.

Mr. Weber is a Bachelor graduate of Manhattan College in Business Administration, and holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Hofstra University.

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Weber, Charles J. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Charles is a member of the Class of 1965.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Weber, Charles J. [MC1965]

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JEMAIL: Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1957) shares a picture and asks for donors


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Dear John,

I want to thank you for your generous assistance to the children of Addis Hope. There are not many people who can say, as you can, that they have greatly helped change the direction of a child’s life – in this case an Addis Hope child. That life was the result of brutal dehumanizing poverty. Now there is hope through education. What I find remarkable and gratifying is that I’m sure all this is nothing new to you given the mass media in our world, yet you have continued your support despite many other valid claims on that support. For that, the children of Addis Hope continue to hold you in daily prayer.

God bless,



You can continue to assist by enlisting at least one other to broaden our partner base.

[JR: I know that the best works are done in secret. But I’ll pull back the veil to let everyone know about a great charity. I’ve included the address below so your works can remain secret. Dona Nobis Pacem,] 

Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1957)

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Brothers of the Christian School
ATTN: Addis Hope
444 A Route 35 South
Eatontown, NJ 07724

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JLINKEDIN: Keating, John [MC2008] looking for pro's to inspire children



Undergraduate Alum 08' and Graduate Alum 12' looking for help with his students

My name is John Keating and I am the Middle School and High School Program Director for the Grenville Baker Boys & Girls Club and a Manhattan Undergraduate alum 08’ and Graduate Alum 12’.

I have been working with this organization and the Boys and Girls Club movement for 8 years and have been determined to curb the gender and ethnic gap in STEM fields by introducing Computer Science and Coding programs into our after-school curriculum.

To get the kids really inspired and motivated and participating in the programs, it goes a long way to produce ‘EXPOSURE OPPORTUNITIES’ for our young club members to meet professionals working in the field and in companies they can identify with **Especially SOCIAL MEDIA!

If anybody can offer assistance and help our kids hear from professionals that work for companies such as Snapchat, Vine, Spotify, Google, Facebook, Instagram and all things Silicon Valley in New York, I would be incredibly appreciative.

We have come a long way in developing academics in our after-school programming and curriculum and as an organization we are dedicated to making our Technology programs as special as our Reading, Writing, Arts and College Prep.

Manhattan is where I learned the importance of service, and it would be an honor to collaborate with a fellow Jasper to give back to the community and create experiences for our youth to inspire them to be the technology leaders of tomorrow.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I can be reached at john.keating@gbbgc.org and (516) 528-2908.

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Keating, John [MC2008]

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JFOUND: Debold, Joseph [MC1977] SVP Wireless Telecom Group Inc.



Joseph Debold
Senior Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing, Wireless Telecom Group Inc.

Mr. Joseph Debold, also known as Joe, founded Integrated Software Solutions and serves as its Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Debold has been Senior Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing at Microlab/FXR since March 2011. He serves as Senior Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing at Wireless Telecom Group Inc. since March 22, 2011. Mr. Debold joined Wireless Telecom Group Inc. in April 2010.

Mr. Debold served as a Vice President of Business Development and Sales of EXTOL International, Inc. from 2009 to 2010. Mr. Debold joined EXTOL in 2009 and has over 25 years of executive management experience in the software and technology industry. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Camelot, Inc. until 2009. Prior to founding Camelot in 2003, he served as Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Marketing and Channels at Relavis Corporation, a CRM software firm based in New York City.

He also served as a Vice President of Sales at Webspective/Yahoo and Worldtalk/Tumbleweed. He served as Director of Sales at Candle Corporation.

Mr. Debold Co-founded The Partners Group.

Mr. Debold earned a BA from Manhattan College in 1977 and an MBA from the Fordham University in 1981.

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Debold, Joseph [MC1977]

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JLINKEDIN: Sweeney, Sarah [MC1992] Consultant at Sweeney & Co.



Sweeney, Sarah [MC1992]
Consultant at Sweeney & Co.
Hartford, Connecticut Area
Marketing and Advertising


A marketing professional with over 15 years of experience in the advertising, marketing, PR and business development arena’s across a variety of vertical markets including Healthcare, FMCG and Consumer Technology.

Expert at mobilizing cross-functional resources to achieve measurable results in fast-paced and changing environments.

Skilled in integrated marketing, leveraging both traditional and digital media to achieve objectives.

Brings a global-view to solving problems having lived and worked in multi-national environments.

Intellectually curious professional who actively questions conventional wisdom and the status-quo to attain meaningful insight and understanding.

Thrives in challenging situations and enjoys projects requiring innovative thinking.

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COMMENT: Costello, Donald (MC1954) teaches the building of Logo's EV3


Costello, Donald (MC1954) commented on JLINKEDIN: Keating, John [MC2008] looking for pro’s to inspire children


I am just beginning a one week course for primary and secondary school teachers to teach them how to teach the building of Logo's EV3. It is a week long course for 3 credits here at the University of Nebraska. When the teacher (volunteer, parent) finishes the course they may (and I mean may) be able to help young people learn this also. This Robot is used in a lot of competitions and the kinds love it and get psychic rewards as they learn. I know there a lot of people doing this in New York. If you are interested call the UNIVERSITY of Nebraska -Lincoln and ask for Don Costello and we can talk more.

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JHQ: Reunion video and pics


Reunion Weekend 2015

Nearly 500 Jaspers returned to Riverdale June 5-7 for Reunion Weekend 2015! Check out the highlights below, and visit our graphics database to browse & download photos: http://bit.ly/1I3zE32

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Mary


Good Evening All,

Bob Fink asks for our prayers for his Wife Mary. Mrs. Fink is going into hospital on Monday, 6/15/15, for shoulder surgery. We pray for a successful operation and complete recovery free of complications and pain. Please keep Mary in your prayers. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JOY: Labate, Elaine [MC2009] and Kearns, Kevin [MC2008] engaged



2015-Jun-11 Elaine and Kevin

Elaine and Kevin
November 14, 2015 in Brooklyn, NY
156 days to go!

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About a year after first meeting, Kevin and Elaine cemented their friendship with a chance trip to the Bronx Zoo. After months of hard work at the NY Aquarium, Elaine received free passes to the zoo, and Kevin was the only person excited enough about penguins to wake up early on a Saturday morning. Along the scenic stretches of Kingsbridge Road on the Bx9, Kevin and Elaine bonded over a mutual love of indie rock and Roll'n Roaster. A true friendship was born that day at the zoo – the next year was filled with concerts, Jasper Hall dorm hangouts, fine dining at Locke's Loft, late night voyages back on the 1 train, and general good times. Unfortunately, while their friendship bloomed, their love lives sputtered; as true best friends, Kevin and Elaine took turns being there for each other, always ready to lend an ear or a pizza pie from Broadway Joes, and certainly always ready to organize a night out to dance it off, complete with a 4:00 AM Taco Bell run.

As the leaves began to change color in Van Cortandt Park, Kevin and Elaine's feelings began to slowly change as well, until they realized there was no one else they would rather be with than each other. For Kevin, this realization happened on a car ride back from the beautiful DIA Beacon art museum. For Elaine, this happened in a JC Penny in the Garden State Plaza Mall. (After all, if she was willing to go to a NJ mall for him, she must REALLY like him).

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Labate, Elaine [MC????]

Kearns, Kevin [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Elaine is a member of the Class of 2009, and Kevin is a member of the Class of 2008.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Labate, Elaine [MC2009]

Kearns, Kevin [MC2008]

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GOOGLE+: Polak, Robin [MC2003] System Engineer / Bending computers


Dear John,

I believe that Robin is a member of the Class of 2003


On 6/7/2015 10:14 PM, Jasper Fjohn68
> https://plus.google.com/117948111612445063882/about
> Robin Polak
> Works at FXCM
> Attended Manhattan College
> Lives in Park Ridge, NJ
> Introduction
> I am a technologist. A love for Linux , MacOS, and Windows. We can all share the bits in this world. While technology plays a large role in my life my love and companion in life is Mi, the lovely lady at my right side.
> Education
> Manhattan College
> Northern Valley Regional High School, Old Tappan
> Occupation
> System Engineer
> Skills
> Bending computers to my will
> Employment
> Systems Engineer, 2014 - present
> Thesys Technologies
> System Engineer, 2013 - 2014
> Lime Brokerage
> SA / NE, 2009 - 2013
> College of Mount Saint Vincent
> Network Manager, 2006 - 2009
> Gender Male
> Looking for Networking
> Birthday April 14
> Relationship Married
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McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Polak, Robin [MC2003]

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ENDNOTE: Saint Louis University gives into pressure



Pat Buchanan on desire to dump statues: Aren't we carrying affirmative action bit too far?
Published: 15 hours ago

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The culture war against Christianity is picking up speed.

 Last week came word Saint Louis University will remove a heroic-sized statue of Father Pierre-Jean De Smet S.J. from the front of Fusz Hall, where it has stood for 60 years.

The statue depicts De Smet holding aloft a crucifix as he ministers to two American Indians, one of whom is kneeling.

Historically, the statue is accurate. Father De Smet, “Blackrobe,” as he was known, was a 19th-century missionary to Indian tribes who converted thousands. A friend of Sitting Bull, he spent his last years in St. Louis.

And as the mission of this Jesuit university is, presumably, to instruct the Catholic young in their faith and send them out into the world to bring the good news of Jesus Christ as Lord and savior to nonbelievers, what exactly is the problem here?

According to SLU Assistant Vice President for Communications Clayton Berry, “some faculty and staff … raised questions about whether the sculpture is culturally sensitive.” Senior Ryan McKinley is more specific: “The statue of De Smet depicts a history of colonialism, imperialism, racism and of Christian and white supremacy.”

But if the founder of Christianity is the Son of God, then Christianity is a superior religion. What Ryan and those faculty and staff seem to be ashamed of, uncomfortable with, or unable to defend, is the truth for which Saint Louis University was supposed to stand.

But simply because they are cowardly, or politically correct, why should that statue be going into the SLU art museum? Why should not they themselves depart for another institution where their sensitivities will not be assaulted by artistic expressions of religious truths?

The message the SLU president should have given the dissenters is simple: We are a Catholic university that welcomes students and faculty not of the faith. But if you find our identity objectionable, then go somewhere else. We are not changing who we are.

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Unfortunately, the Gooferment Skrules have taken over.

Catholic Colleges and Universities have become Secular Progressive institutions.

They’ve lost their “Catholic” identity and become yet another socialist propaganda institution.

Just last week, Nancy Pelosi declared that Cruz was not “a good Catholic”. Who died and left her Pope.

It all traces back to folks not willing to fight what they believe in.

The State wants to be the people’s “god” and as such it has to kill “religion” which asserts that the State is not the “supreme being”.

I know as a little L libertarian that I must sound like a broken record.

BUT when does the Catholic Church, the People, or even just “people of good will” stand up and say “NO”?

There are morals. There is right and wrong. There is conduct that is just unacceptable.

When does one fight for their God-given rights as human beings?

“…if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.” -Churchill, The Second World War, vol. 1, The Gathering Storm (London: Cassell, 1948, 272, on the British guarantee to Poland in Spring 1939.

"And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand? . . ." --- Alexander Solzhenitsyn


Perhaps the time is past and the slide is inevitable.

Heaven help our posterity. Heaven help us for our failure.

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