JASPER JOTTINGS Week 30  - 2015 Jul 26    

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



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POSITRACTION: Nicholas Winton, a British hero of the Holocaust


Accidental Talmudist
July 2 at 8:31pm · Edited ·

Nicholas Winton, a British hero of the Holocaust, died yesterday at the age of 106. Prime Minister David Cameron said, "We must never forget Sir Nicholas Winton's humanity in saving so many children from the Holocaust."

Nicholas was born to Jewish parents who had emigrated from Germany. Anxious to fit into British society, the family converted to Christianity and Nicholas was baptised.

In 1938, Nicholas was a young London stockbroker planning a skiing vacation in Switzerland. He received a call from a friend asking him to help rescue Jewish children who were in danger of Nazi deportation. Nicholas cancelled his vacation and got to work.

At the time, Jewish refugee children were allowed to enter Britain, but Dutch border guards were sending them back to near-certain death in Germany. Nicholas worked the system, and his connections, to gain official permission to bring the children through the Netherlands.

With the help of his mother, Nicholas placed the children in appropriate homes. He advertised widely seeking host families. Nicholas found homes in Britain for 669 Jewish children. Most of their parents died in Auschwitz.

After the war, Nicholas got married, had three children, and settled in Maidenhead, England. He told nobody about his heroic wartime actions.

In 1988, Winton’s wife Grete found a scrapbook in the attic containing lists of children, including their parents' names and the names and addresses of the families who took them in.

Nicholas was featured on a British television show later that year. The producers planned a surprise for him. Seated in the studio audience, Nicholas learned on camera that everybody around him owed their life to him.

In 2002, Winton was knighted in recognition of his work on behalf of refugee children.

Today we proudly honor Sir Nicholas Winton as this week's Thursday Hero at Accidental Talmudist.

See the video of Nicholas and the people who owe their lives to him: https://youtu.be/rQzqfsgftBo

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I admire these héros.

I especially admire that he made it “no big deal”.

I hope that if my turn to do something heroic that I can measure up.

This is a stunning story worth remembering.

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COMMENT: Trynosky, Stephen K. (MC1968)


SK Trynosky Sr. Manhattan '68 commented on ENDNOTE: Moore, William 'Bill' [MC1977] on SCOTUS Gay Marriage Decision

2015-Jul-07 http://www.beaufortobserver.net/Articles-NEWS-and-COMMENTARY-c-2015-07-06-278700.112112-A-rational-look-at-the-SCOTU

I believe two states actually voted for gay marriage. the other 35 had it imposed. So, it is basically a judicial fiat issued by an oligarchy (the courts). . It is to say the least a stretching of the Constitution giving the 14th amendment far more latitude than intended. The same argument can and probably will be used at a future date for polygamy and based on this precedent probably should be. As a conservative, you should be concerned with misuse of the language. Law of the land, to those of us educated at an earlier time would indicate something that worked its way through the legislature, the proper mechanism for passing a law. An out of wack court or president exceeding his Constitutional authority cannot in a Constitutional democracy be considered to be the "law" of the land rather, it is an order of the government. All the issues you raised, benefits, inheritance, visitation etc could have and probably would have been dealt with through the simple expedient of civil union. In many states that did not pass legislation on gay marriage, they already were.

As was pointed out with tongue in cheek by a conservative commentator a few weeks ago. Do you trust the same people who would bankrupt a bakery, photographer, a Pizza joint NOT to go after a church? Open your ears. The calls are there already. Any organization receiving any so called "benefit" from the government or administering a program funded by the government is subject to lose either or both. You know it is true whether or not you keep your head buried in the sand as we are "fundamentally" transformed.

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Trynosky, Stephen K. (MP1964MC1968)

[JR: … and my class mate of many years. Separate Gooferment from “civil society”! The only legitimate function of Gooferment is to prevent the use of force or fraud upon the population under its “protection”. I think it has strayed a long long way from that. Thanks, Steve.] 

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JNEWS: Mitchell, Nick [MC1981] Archbishop Stepinac coach



Summer nights bring athletes to Westchester Track & Field Series
Dan Reiner, dreiner@lohud.com 4:10 p.m. EDT July 17, 2015

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The 55-year-old decathlete

Many athletes can point to a specific memory that inspired them to pursue their sport. For Nick Mitchell, it was watching Bruce Jenner win the decathlon at the 1976 Montreal Olympics.

Mitchell, entering his ninth year as track and field coach at Archbishop Stepinac High School, didn’t run a race until his sophomore year at Manhattan College. After college, he began to fine-tune his skills, focusing on the decathlon events. He went on to win gold medals in five summer Empire State Games in the event.

At age 55, he knows he won’t reach any personal best times or distances at this point in his career, but he sets “realistic” goals for himself before each Twilight Series season. He uses the meets to continue his decathlon career, often completing all ten events in just a few hours. At one meet a few years ago, Mitchell completed a whopping 16 events.

“I want to go with people of my ability. I don’t care if they’re 15 or 40 or 80,” he said. “I think it’s great that we have athletes of all different abilities here competing at their highest level.”

The Westchester Summer Twilight Track & Field Series is operated in conjunction with the Town of Cortlandt Recreation Department and the Taconic Road Runners Club. Want to compete?

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Mitchell, Nick [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Mitchell, Nick [MC1981]

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JOBIT: Farrelly, James G. [MC1961 RIP] on 2015-Jul-08




James G. Farrelly, age 76, died at home in Rockville on July 8, 2015, after a struggle with esophageal cancer.

He received his PhD in Biochemistry from University of Tennessee. at Knoxville and his BS in Chemistry from Manhattan College in New York City.

Dr. Farrelly initially conducted laboratory research in chemical carcinogenesis at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, and Frederick Cancer Institute, Frederick, MD. He subsequently reviewed anti-viral drugs at FDA, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Division of Anti-Viral Drugs, and became Pharmacology Supervisor.

After retiring from FDA he sang in 3 Rockville choruses and participated in various volunteer activities directed toward supporting native wildlife habitats and improving the environment.

His parents, James Farrelly and Peggy Naughton, Irish emigres, married in Manhattan. They and one sister, Mary Farrelly, have passed away.

He is survived by his wife, Anne Goodman; three daughters, Mary Miller, Margaret (Peggy) Farrelly, and Marion (Mimi) Featherston; their mother, Marion Farrelly; two sons-in-law, Kevin Featherston and Mitch Miller; six grandchildren, Rebecca and Ben Miller, James Farrelly, and Brenna, Erin, and Molly Featherston,; his sister, Kathleen Rowe, and two nieces, Joyce Gruskin and Jeanne Halpin.

No services are being held.

Published in The Washington Post on July 19, 2015


Farrelly, James G. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/washingtonpost/james-g-farrelly-condolences/175319301?cid=full

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Dear John,

I believe that James is a member of the Class of 1961.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Farrelly, James G. [MC1961 RIP]

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

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JOY: Reiley, Patrice M. [MC2007] weds Carr, Daniel P. [MC2008]



Reiley — Carr

Published: July 19, 2015
2015 Jul 19 Reiley

Patrice M. Reiley and Daniel P. Carr were united in marriage at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville.

The Rev. Robert J. Reiley officiated at the 1 p.m. ceremony July 12, 2014.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride is a daughter of Laurie and William Reiley, Pottsville.

The groom is a son of Ruth and James Carr, East Greenbush, New York.

Meghan Jones Prock, Orwigsburg, was matron of honor.

Mikey Carr, East Greenbush, New York, groom’s brother, was best man.

After a reception at Westmoreland Club, Wilkes-Barre, the couple took a wedding trip to Greece.

The bride is a 2003 graduate of Pottsville Area High School and a 2007 graduate of Manhattan College with a degree in communication and marketing. She is employed by BBDO Advertising, New York City, as vice president and account director.

The groom is a 2004 graduate of Columbia High School and a 2008 graduate of Manhattan College with a degree in finance and economics. He is employed by Neuberger Berman, New York City, as an associate.

They live in Hoboken, New Jersey.

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Reiley, Patrice M. [MC2007]

Carr, Daniel P. [MC2008]

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

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JUPDATE: Carucci, Tony [MC2007] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


JLINKEDIN: Carucci, Tony [MC2007] Construction Manager at Con Edison


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Dear John,

I believe that Tony is member of the Class of 2007.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Carucci, Tony [MC2007]

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JUPDATE: Bracken, Donagh J. [MC1958] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)



JNEWS: Bracken, Donagh J. [MC1958] publisher of History Publishing Company
Posted on July 13, 2015 by Jasper John 68


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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Bracken, Donagh J. [MC1958]

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MOBIT: Stephan, Peter James [MCattendee RIP] on 2015-Feb-25



Peter James Stephan

WESTON, Fla. Peter James Stephan passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on February 25, 2015, in Weston at the age of 76.

Peter was born on May 13, 1938, in Albany, to Elpiniqi and James Stephan. He graduated from St. Joseph's in 1956. He attended Siena and Manhattan Colleges.

He married Carol Robertson on October 12, 1963.

Peter is survived by his beloved and devoted wife of 51 years, Carol Stephan; his loving sons, Robert Stephan of Albany, Gregory Stephan of Delmar and Peter Stephan (Kathryn) of Annapolis, Md.; his grandchildren, Aidan, Gabrielle and Luke Stephan of Annapolis; his twin sister, Geraldine Walsh (William) of Albany; his godson, 2nd Lt. Daniel Robertson; his brothers-in-law, James Robertson (Kathleen) and Thomas Robertson (Laura); his dearest friends, Joseph and Eileen Nichols; and many nephews and nieces. Peter was predeceased by his parents, Elpiniqi and James Stephan of Albany, and sister Maria Kristo.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on July 21, 2015, at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church on 10 Lodge Street in Albany. A burial will immediately follow at Albany Rural Cemetery in Menands.

 Religious Service Information
 St Mary's Church
 10 Lodge St
 Albany, NY 12207

Published in Albany Times Union from July 19 to July 20, 2015


Stephan, Peter James [MCattendee RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/timesunion-albany/peter-james-stephan-condolences/175319001?cid=full

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

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JLINKEDIN: Brooks, Richard [MC2007] Doctor of Physical Therapy



Brooks, Richard [MC2007]
Doctor of Physical Therapy, MBA candidate, Finance/Consulting/Management minded
Greater New York City Area
Hospital & Health Care
Current Visiting Nurse Service of New York

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


Good Afternoon All,

Nancy Maksomski asks for our prayers for a good friend of her Mom. Muriel, Mrs. Maksomski 's friend, has just been diagnosed with Colon Cancer and is in need of our prayers. Muriel's husband has been in a Nursing home for the past year as he suffers from Dementia and is failing. We pray for the MDs to eliminate Muriel's Cancer completely and for her husband to be free of suffering. Please keep these good people in your prayers. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for three departed


Good Afternoon All,

Mike McEneney has shared some requests for our prayers. As Mike says, "The weekend has brought news of three people who have gone to their Eternal Reward.

* A Young Doctor of 49, the mother of two children who died suddenly and was buried today.

* Another young man, the son of a local doctor, who also died suddenly on Friday.

* The third was an uncle of a neighbor who died after successful surgery to remove one of his lungs.”

Please keep them and their Families in your prayers as the Families mourn the loss of their loved ones. Thank you. God Bless. May they rest in peace.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JOBIT: Cotterell, Sr. Dorothy [MC???? RIP] on 2015-Jul-19



In Memory of
Sister Dorothy Cotterell SUSC
March 27, 1923 - July 19, 2015

Sister Dorothy Cotterell (Sr. Stephen Dolores), SUSC died at Catholic Memorial Home, Fall River on July 19 at the age of 92. She was born in Baltimore, MD on March 27, 1923, the daughter of the late James and Mary (Ryan) Cotterell. In addition to her Holy Union Sisters, nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews survive her. Her sisters, Mary V. Cotterell Mohler and Leontine Cotterell Whiting and brothers John and Ryan Cotterell predeceased her.

Sister Dorothy graduated from Seton High School, Baltimore. She entered the Holy Union Sisters in Fall River, MA on September 11, 1941, and pronounced her final vows on August 22, 1949. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Manhattan College, a Master of Arts degree from Villanova University and a Master of Divinity degree from Andover-Newton Theological School.

Sr. Dorothy's early ministries included teaching and administration in elementary schools staffed by the Holy Union Sisters in Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York. She taught and headed the guidance department at the former Sacred Hearts Academy, Fall River. She was director of novices for the Fall River Province of the Holy Union Sisters. In 1976 she became chaplain and supervised clinical pastoral education students at the former Union-Truesdale Hospital. Sr. Dorothy was associate director of Clinical Pastoral Education at interfaith Health Care Ministries in Providence, R.I. for twenty years and was a nationally certified supervisor of Clinical Pastoral Education. She also trained as a spiritual director and was an active member of the National Association of Catholic Chaplains. From 1985-1992 she served on the national board of that organization's Commission on Certification and Accreditation.

In 1997 she began part-time ministry as a pastoral counselor and supervised chaplaincy students at St. Anne Hospital, Fall River and hospice chaplains at Caritas Hospital, Norwood and the Visiting Nurses' Association in Fall River. While residing at Edgewood Apartments in Westport, she prepared and led memorial services for deceased residents. She retired and joined the Holy Union Community at The Landmark, Fall River in 2013. When her health declined she moved to Catholic Memorial Home in January 2015.

All funeral arrangements will take place at Catholic Memorial Home, Fall River, MA on Thursday, July 23, 2015. The wake will be held from 9:00 to 9:45a.m. followed by the Vigil Service at 9:45a.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the chapel of St. Margaret Mary at 10:30a.m. Burial will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery, Fall River, MA. Donations in Sr. Dorothy's memory may be made to the Holy Union Sisters' Mission Advancement Office, P.O. Box 410, Milton, MA 02186-0006.


Cotterell, Sr. Dorothy [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

I do not find anything in my 'stuff' for Sr. Dorothy.

May She 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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COMMENT: Moore, Kevin (MC1980) reports on required reading


Dear CIC,

Thank you for the posting of the inaugural speech of Dr. Gerardo Janairo that quoted my uncle Br. C. Luke Salm, FSC. Without the assistance of Br. Luke neither myself nor quite a few other members of our family would have been able to receive the fine education we did from Manhattan College. It was nice to hear that his words are still being heeded. His Book "The Work is Yours", a biography of St. John Baptiste De La Salle, is now required reading for all upper level positions at Manhattan by order of the current president Dr. Brendan O'Donnell.

Moore, Kevin (MC1980) 

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JHQ: July 2015 Manhattan Monthly


July Manhattan Monthly



Students Say Thank You

Manhattan College students are deeply grateful for the support of the College's generous donors, and describe what they have been able to accomplish at Manhattan in the following video.
Money Magazine Ranks Manhattan College as Top Catholic College in The Country

In Money Magazine's second annual list of Best Colleges, Manhattan College ranked as the top Catholic college in the country and 41st among 736 schools nationwide.
Jaspers Seek the Good Life Off the Grid in Maine

Earlier this summer, a new religious studies course (RELS 377), took students to Georgetown Island off the coast of Maine for two weeks to examine the tradition of returning to nature in the context of classical literature from Henry David Thoreau's Walden.

Fellowship Connects Students with Survivors of the Holocaust

Students from Manhattan College and Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School are conducting and recording interviews with Holocaust survivors as part of a fellowship sponsored by the College's Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center.

On Campus 

Matthew McManness Appointed VP for Finance/CFO

Matthew S. McManness was recently appointed vice president for finance and chief financial officer at Manhattan College.

Matthew McManness

New Mathematics Programs To Be Introduced in Fall 2015

Supplementing the College's established math catalog, three new programs in applied mathematics - data analytics, will be offered beginning in the fall 2015 semester.
College Receives NSF Grant to Support Summer Forum

As a result of a 2015 National Science Foundation (NSF) award and support and collaboration from the water industry, Manhattan College will host the Intensification of Resource Recovery Forum to address key challenges faced in environmental engineering fromAug. 9-11.
NSF logo


Masiello Announces Addition of Branden McDonald as Assistant

On July 8, Steve Masiello, head coach of the men's basketball team, announced that Branden McDonald has joined the back-to-back Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Champion Jaspers as an assistant coach.
Men's Soccer Prepares for Eight Home Games in Fall 2015

The Manhattan men's soccer team will open its 2015 season with three out of its first four matches at Gaelic Park, beginning with the season opener on Aug. 28 against Temple.


Alumna Founds Nonprofit for Deployed Military

What started as letters and cookies from Emily (Gordon) Spencer '03 to her husband deployed to Afghanistan, resulted in the launch of Heartillery Group, a nonprofit organization that supports American troops serving overseas by sending cards, letters and care packages.

Manhattan Announces 2015 Athletic Hall of Fame Class

In June, the names of eight former student-athletes were announced as members of the 2015 Athletic Hall of Fame.

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[JR: It’s not up online yet. I’ve included the link where it will eventually be placed. If you want the email, I can forwarded it to you.] 

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COMMENT: Costello, Donald (MC1954) credits Brother Luke


Donald Costello commented on COMMENT: Moore, Kevin (MC1980) reports on required reading

>2015-Jul-21 Dear CIC, Thank you for the posting of the inaugural speech of Dr. Gerardo
> Janairo that quoted my uncle Br. C. Luke …

Brother Luke was a very yong man when he taught me geometry at LaSalle "Two" street. By pushing me in math, he made my day and my working life. "St. John the Baptiste de LaSalle ...Pray for us. Live Jesus in our hearts ...forever!"

Costello, Donald (MC1954)

[JR: Amen!] 

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JOBIT: Bylicky, Henry S. [MC1942 RIP] on 2015-Jul-19



Henry S. Bylicky DDS

Henry S. Bylicky, DDS, 95, of Ridgefield, husband of the late Alice (Niminski) Bylicky, died on Saturday, July 19, 2015 at Danbury Hospital.

Dr. Bylicky was born in New York, NY, October 20, 1919, son of Frank and Helen (Kobus) Bylicky. He attended and graduated from NY schools, Stuyvesant High School, Manhattan College and New York University Dental School.

Dr. Bylicky was a retired Doctor of Dental Surgery with his practice in New York, NY.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran having served during WW II and was honorably discharged with the rank Lieutenant. Dr. Bylicky later became a member of the U.S. Naval Reserve and retired at the rank of Commander.

An athlete in earlier years, Dr. Bylicky enjoyed swimming, handball and football.

He was a member of the American Legion and VFW of Ridgefield, the Moose Lodge of Danbury and St. Elizabeth Seton Parish of Ridgefield. He was a member of the former OWLS of Ridgefield and currently Founders Hall.

A summer resident of Ridgefield since 1950, the Bylicky family became permanent residents in 1980.

Dr. Bylicky is survived by a daughter, Diane and son, Henry.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 10 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 520 Ridgebury Road, Ridgefield, Ct.Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Ridgefield with military honors.The family will receive friends at the Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.Contributions in Dr. Bylicky's memory may be made to the Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association, 90 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT 06877.

Funeral Home
Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home Inc
9 Granville Ave
Danbury, CT 06810
(203) 748-6262

Published in News Times from July 20 to July 21, 2015


Bylicky, Henry S. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/newstimes/henry-s-bylicky-condolences/175323341?cid=full

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

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Dear John,

I believe that Henry is a member of the Class of 1942.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Bylicky, Henry S. [MC1942 RIP]

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JOBIT: Comas, George Andrew [MC1958 RIP] on 2015-Jul-18




COMAS--George Andrew,

was surrounded by family when he passed away peacefully on July 18, 2015, the day of his 77th birthday.

Born in the Bronx to Frank Komatsulakis and Alexia Valakis, George demonstrated a keen intelligence early on at Stuyvesant High School. He graduated Manhattan College in 1958 then later served stateside in the Army during the Korean War.

George began his career as a financial advisor at White Weld, which later was purchased by Merrill Lynch in 1978. At Merrill, he was a member of the Circle of Champions, an elite group of high-producing financial advisors. George's long and distinguished career spanned more than three decades before he retired from Merrill Lynch in 2003.

For all his professional successes, what defined George was the joyous way in which he lived life. He treated each day as a celebration, something to be enjoyed and savored until well after sunset. While his gracious nature and good humor were shared with everyone he met, it was his beloved family and friends who were most precious to him.

A passionate fitness enthusiast, George never let injury hold him back or dampen his spirit. No matter the challenges he faced, George's motto was that he was "Livin' the dream." From Miami to Manhattan to Southampton, George espoused this positive view, serving as an inspiration to everyone he met. The legacy George leaves behind bears the indelible imprint of the life he lived. He taught everyone that happiness is a choice, and life should always be lived to the fullest.

He was the beloved father of Frank, Claire, Iris and John, and adored grandfather, or Geeg, to Lily, Caroline and Charlie. He is survived by his sister, Marie, niece, Christina, and nephews, Andrew, Peter and Dan. He is predeceased by his brother, Gus, and nephew, Gregory. George will be forever missed, and always loved. He indeed lived the dream.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel, 1076 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10028. Friends and family are welcome to pay their respects anytime between 1 and 6pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in George's honor to http://braintumor.org Kindly direct gifts to: Defeat GBM Research Collaborative.

Published in The New York Times on July 21, 2015


Comas, George Andrew [MC1958 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/nytimes/george-comas-condolences/175330697?cid=full

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

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Dear John,

George is the younger brother of one of my best friends and Classmate, the late Gus Comas,'53. Two great men!

May They Both Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Comas, Gus [MC1953 RIP]

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


Good Afternoon All,

Your prayers are requested for Fellow Jasper, Ed Riely, who has just undergone By-Pass Surgery. Ed, a good friend to several of us, a respected member of our Retreat Committee, needs our support in Prayer. We pray that his recuperation is quick and his recovery total with no adverse side effects. Please keep Ed, his wife Pat and their Family in your prayers. We need this good man safe and sound. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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COMMENT: Rooney, John Peter (MC1966) legend Brother Luke


Well said. Brother Luke was a legend who contributed to success of so many Brothers boys.
Tom Rooney
Lasalle ’62
Manhattan ’66

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Rooney, John Peter (MC1966)

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JFOUND: McHale, Meredith [MC2003] Hutchinson Metro Center Clinical Director



Meredith McHale, DPT
Clinical Director
NYS Lic. #: 028770-1

2015 07Jul 21 Meredith McHale

Meredith McHale is the Hutchinson Metro Center Clinical Director at Professional Physical Therapy. She received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2006 from SUNY Stony Brook Health Science Center and her Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science in 2003 from Manhattan College.

Meredith has completed various continuing education courses in functional training of the upper and lower extremities, as well as core stabilization. She is motivated by patient recovery and return to activity and sport. She played lacrosse while at Manhattan College, and enjoys skiing, yoga, and Pilates in her spare time.

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JHQ: Manhattan College Signs with Learfield Sports



Manhattan College Signs with Learfield Sports
RADIO ONLINE | Thursday, July 23, 2015 | 11:09pm CT

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Manhattan College inks an athletic multimedia rights in a multi-year agreement with Learfield Sports, a radio play-by-play provider and a rightsholder to more than 100 collegiate properties. The local Learfield entity dedicated to Manhattan College will manage all aspects of the Jaspers' rights including signage, digital, corporate sponsorships, television and radio play-by-play, and coaches' shows, effective immediately.

"We are very excited to enter into a relationship with Learfield Sports," said Manhattan College Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Noah D. LeFevre. "This partnership is a major step forward for our athletic program and will assist greatly in enhancing our athletic brand on a regional and national level. Learfield Sports represents the gold standard in collegiate marketing, and we look forward to teaming with them on a number of different projects."

"We at Learfield are very pleased to be working with Noah and his team to further the Jasper brand across many platforms," said Learfield President/CEO Greg Brown. "We are confident that we will be effective in connecting sponsors with the important story of Manhattan Athletics."

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[JR: Hmmm, “rights holder”? Not sure what this means or implies.]

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JHQ: Alumni event Washington DC Aug 30


Washington Nationals Alumni Outing

Join alumni host Elli Nesbitt '81 and other Washington, D.C. Jaspers as the Nationals take on the Miami Marlins in August!

Sunday, August 30
Nationals vs. Marlins
Tickets are located in section 409 and are $17 each.
Game time is 1:35 p.m.

For more information, contact the Alumni Relations Office at alumni@manhattan.edu or (718) 862-7454.

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MFOUND: Vega, Anthony Michael plays for Southern Maryland Blue Crabs



Anthony Michael Vega

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: December 6, 1990 in Bronx, New York, US (Age 24.231)
High School: Patchogue-Medford HS (Medford, NY)
School: Manhattan College (New York, NY)

Drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 30th round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from Manhattan College (New York, NY).

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Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff
2012 21 Aberdeen IronBirds New York-Pennsylvania League A- BAL 2012-06-19 2012-09-05
2013 22 Delmarva Shorebirds South Atlantic League A BAL 2013-04-04 2013-05-19
2013 22 Aberdeen IronBirds New York-Pennsylvania League A- BAL 2013-06-18 2013-07-13
2014 23 Delmarva Shorebirds South Atlantic League A BAL 2014-05-29 2014-09-01
2015 24 Long Island Ducks Atlantic League Ind 1 2015-04-26 2015-05-03
2015 24 Southern Maryland Blue Crabs Atlantic League Ind 2 2015-06-13 2015-07-22

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JFACEBOOK: Moretti, David [MC2012] works at Air Products



Moretti, David [MC2012]

Studied at Manhattan College
Past: American Studies at Lehman
Lives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
From Bronx, New York · Lived in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
1 family member
Ron Giarnella

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ENDNOTE: Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong



Filmed June 2015 at TEDGlobalLondon
Johann Hari: Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong

What really causes addiction — to everything from cocaine to smart-phones? And how can we overcome it? Johann Hari has seen our current methods fail firsthand, as he has watched loved ones struggle to manage their addictions. He started to wonder why we treat addicts the way we do — and if there might be a better way. As he shares in this deeply personal talk, his questions took him around the world, and unearthed some surprising and hopeful ways of thinking about an age-old problem.

Johann Hari

Johann Hari spent three years researching the war on drugs; along the way, he discovered that addiction is not what we think it is.

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[JR: I’ve really become crazed on this topic. Even more than usual. The “(pseudo) War on (some) Drugs” has really ruined lives. Not just the addicts, but their families. And, now with the militarization of police, society. There’s an old Wall Street expression: “When in a hole, stop digging.” We’ve treating addiction as a legal problem; not a medical one. He’s urging it’s a “societal” one. Not sure, if I agree. But lot of folks are beginning to agree that it’s time to try a different strategy. I came to this belief when I kept reading about children dying from impure drugs from “illegal” sources. Shades of Upton Sinclair. If they are going to do drugs, let’s make safe clean drugs cheaply available. Portugal’s on the correct track.] 

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” -- attributed to Einstein

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