JASPER JOTTINGS Week 31  - 2015 Aug 02    

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



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POSITRACTION: Black trooper helps a White supremacist



 2015 Jul 19 CKOLgKIWUAAAxGI

Rob Godfrey: “not an uncommon example of humanity in SC: Leroy Smith helps white supremacist to shelter & water as heat bears down."

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That’s “race relations”.

I don’t like to praise Hollywood much.

But occasionally they get one right.

This applies to this picture.

"America isn't easy. America is advanced citizenship. You gotta want it bad, 'cause it's gonna put up a fight. It's gonna say "You want free speech? Let's see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil, who's standing center stage and advocating at the top of his lungs that which you would spend a lifetime opposing at the top of yours. You want to claim this land as the land of the free? Then the symbol of your country can't just be a flag; the symbol also has to be one of its citizens exercising his right to burn that flag in protest. Show me that, defend that, celebrate that in your classrooms. Then, you can stand up and sing about the "land of the free"." --- President Andrew Shepherd played by Michael Douglas in "The American President" (1995)

We may disagree with another’s beliefs, but we still must “Love Our Neighbor”!

This picture gives me hope.

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COMMENT: Costello, Donald (MC1954) on addiction


Costello, Donald (MC1954)

Submitted on 2015/07/25 at 9:07 pm

I have been involved with 12 step programs and related addiction program a for over 35 years.

Alcohol has been a problem on both sides of my Irish/ Polish ancestors for over 100 years.

35 years ago when I went to treatment and AA it worked for most people my age… maybe not the first time. Some got sober with AA alone without treatment.

During the next 35 years lots of things happened. A larger and larger percent of those who are addicts today are dually addicted. A large part of the second side of the addiction is illegal drugs… not just the famous ones. Their are other duals.

I felt a bit short with AA in the beginning. I felt hampered not being able to name my higher power as Jesus Christ and our Church. From this need I found Calyx a mostly Catholic organization whose members find their sobriety through the fellowship of AA but whose main purpose is to name our higher power as we know him and this fellowship aims to help members increase the level of spirituality in their lives. In have founded three Calix chapters in the USA and to many of us it have not only saved our own lives and souls but those of our children and friends as well.

For the last 35 years I have found AA and Calix to meet my everyday and long term needs.

BUT times have changed in a number of areas. For one Treatment Centers now run round $15000 a month. Some no longer follow the 12 step approach. There is an enormous battle between treatment centers to sell the efficacy of their treatment plans.

My recent experience ( over the last five years) makes me question almost any 28 day program. The young people I work with get very little out of the first 28 days of treatment. They can hardly concentrate and have a tough time with regular sleeping. Some new more gradual approach is needed. This requires get patience on the part of parents Andover ones who want a quick fix.

I am wring a book now entitled “ A Systems Approach to Addiction”. It is the most complex system I have ever worked with. The ability to help get an addicts “brain” back into a normal homeostasis balance is just now being investigated. Anyone who has children in trouble here needs help and guidance so as to not owe their own minds. There are a lot of bad guys here. Any marketing plans aimed at getting people hooked on anything is a dangerous weapon in the hands of the greedy and unscrupulous. We know how our local breweries and the liquor business went about this during WWII. But today it is commonplace in many of the substance sellers that our trying to hook our children

There is in addition to Calyx great help out there from our Church. If you aren’t familiar with Matt Talbot google him and hear all about his exemplary life after having Mary and Jesus help him get rid of the terrible thrust he had for alcohol. St. Maximilian Kolbe is also the Patrin saint of addicts. He has answered my prayers.My wife Mary gas written a book on the Life of Mat Talbot”. If you call or write I’ll send you one.

If you want to talk on the phone call me at 402-472-5005 at the University of Nebraska -Lincoln. If I am not in I leave a number and I’ll call you back.

I have given AA and Cali talks all over. In fact I gave one at Manhattan about two years ago. I plan to give one there again later this year.

St. John the Baptiste de LaSalle Pray for us! Live Jesus in our hearts …Forever!

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



NorthJersey.com : Community News : Celebrations : Weddings
Kristi Marie Capazzi weds Michael Vincent Fox
July 26, 2015 Last updated: Sunday, July 26, 2015, 1:21 AM
The Record

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Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Capazzi of Harrington Park, NJ, are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Kristi Marie Capazzi, to Michael Vincent Fox, son of Les and Maryann Fox of Latham, NY.

The Bride and Groom are both graduates of Manhattan College, where they met.

The ceremony took place on June 19, 2015, at St Mary's Church in Dumont, NJ, which was performed by Father Michael Trainor. Following the ceremony, the couple celebrated their wedding with family and friends at The Rockleigh, in Rockleigh, NJ.

After a honeymoon in Hawaii, the happy couple resides in Closter, NJ.

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Capazzi, Kristi Marie [MC????]

Fox, Michael Vincent [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Capazzi, Kristi Marie [MC????]

Fox, Michael Vincent [MC2010]

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Good Afternoon All,
It is with great joy that the following Fellow Jaspers Celebrated their Marriages and it is with great joy that we congratulate them and offer a prayer for their happiness and well being in the coming years as they begin and share this part of life's journey. Please keep them in your prayers as we ask that God Bless their union. Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon

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

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JOY: Donohue, Brian Michael [MC2004] weds



Sarah Brasell, Brian Donohue
JULY 26, 2015

 2015 07Jul 26 Brian Donohue

Sarah Stevenson Brasell and Brian Michael Donohue were married Saturday at Grace Episcopal Church in White Plains by the Rev. Gawain F. de Leeuw, an Episcopal priest.

Mrs. Donohue, 31, is a senior manager for Universal McCann, the advertising agency in Manhattan, where she oversees the digital media campaigns for Sony Entertainment Network. She graduated from the College of Charleston and is the daughter of Mary Lou Brasell and Douglas F. Brasell of Conover, N.C.

Mr. Donohue, 32, is a stock trader for Trade Informatics, a financial technology services firm in Purchase, N.Y. He graduated from Manhattan College. He is a son of Mary E. Donohue of Kendall Park, N.J., and Terrence P. Donohue of Whitestone, Queens.

A version of this article appears in print on July 26, 2015, on page ST13 of the New York edition with the headline: Sarah Brasell, Brian Donohue.

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Donohue, Brian Michael [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Brian is member of the Class of 2004.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Donohue, Brian Michael [MC2004]

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Good Afternoon All,

It is with great joy that the following Fellow Jaspers Celebrated their Marriages and it is with great joy that we congratulate them and offer a prayer for their happiness and well being in the coming years as they begin and share this part of life's journey. Please keep them in your prayers as we ask that God Bless their union. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

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

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JOY: Regan, Matthew David [MC1997] weds



Swagata Biswas and Matthew Regan
JULY 26, 2015

2015 07Jul 26 Matthew David Regan

Swagata Biswas and Matthew David Regan were married Saturday evening at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, N.Y. Capt. Arnold Wonsever, a minister ordained through the Esoteric Interfaith Church, officiated.

Earlier in the day, Nirmal Bhattacharyya, a Hindu priest, led another wedding ceremony at the Hindu Temple Community Center in Flushing, Queens.

The couple are both chemical engineers who work on wastewater treatment and other infrastructure projects for engineering consulting firms. The bride is a technical specialist in White Plains for Woodard & Curran, and the groom is a resident engineer in Manhattan for Aecom.

Mrs. Biswas Regan, 32, is also an Indian classical dancer. She graduated from Stony Brook University and received a master’s in chemical engineering from the City College of New York.

She is the daughter of Tripti Biswas of Briarwood, Queens, and the late Samarendra Biswas. The bride’s father, who worked in Manhattan, retired as a computer technician at the Unisys Corporation, the computer services provider, in Blue Bell, Pa. Her mother is a paraprofessional, assisting teachers who work with children with learning disabilities, at Long Island City High School in Queens.

Mr. Regan, 40, graduated from Manhattan College, from which he also received a master’s in chemical engineering.

He is a son of Inez Regan of Bellerose, Queens, and Michael D. Regan of Craryville, N.Y. The groom’s mother is a school nurse at Public School 234/Intermediate School 235 in Astoria, Queens. His father, who is retired, worked in Manhattan as a technician with IBM.

A version of this article appears in print on July 26, 2015, on page ST13 of the New York edition with the headline: Swagata Biswas,Matthew Regan.

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Regan, Matthew David [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Matthew is a member of the Class of 1997.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Regan, Matthew David [MC1997]

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Good Afternoon All,

It is with great joy that the following Fellow Jaspers Celebrated their Marriages and it is with great joy that we congratulate them and offer a prayer for their happiness and well being in the coming years as they begin and share this part of life's journey. Please keep them in your prayers as we ask that God Bless their union. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

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

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MFOUND: Harr, Lois [MCstaff] calls for donations to Reilly, Caitlin [MC2005]


Lois Harr
5 hrs Bronx, NY
Help an alumna out! Caitlin Reilly class of 2005 is executive director of Chico Creek Nature Center in NorCal and she needs your help!

Click here to support CCNC's Nurturing Nature Drive by Caitlin Reilly
To keep The Chico Center Nature Center, going and growing we need to raise $15,000 in just 15 days. We started on July 17th with our Summer Carnival which...


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Harr, Lois [MCstaff]

Reilly, Caitlin [MC2005]

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


Good Morning All,

Mike McEneney asks for our prayers for Joan W, the Wife of an old friend of Mike's. Joan has been in and out of Hospital for various problems and needs our ptayers. We pray that the Doctors contain and resolve Joans problems so that she and her Family may focus upon complete recovery and her return to her Family. Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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JFOUND: Dehner, Frederick [MC1963] Senior Lecturer Rivier College



Dehner, Frederick
B.S., Manhattan College;
M.S., Air Force Institute of Technology;
M.B.A., Rivier College

Senior Lecturer
Rivier College

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Dehner, Frederick [MC????]

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Dear John,

             I believe that Frederick is a member of the Class of 1963.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Dehner, Frederick [MC1963]

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JNEWS: Dunne, Niall (MC1998) on Sustainable Development



Niall Dunne Chief Sustainability Officer, BT Group plc

Are We on Track to Seize the Real Power of Sport? How We Can Go #Beyondtheathlete Towards the Global Goals for Sustainable Development

Posted: 07/22/2015 11:51 am EDT Updated: 07/22/2015 11:59 am EDT

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Dunne, Niall (MC1998)

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JNEWS: Gordon, Sandy [MC1988] one of Ramapo's 4 best athletes of all time



Mt. Rushmore: See who was voted as Ramapo's 4 best athletes of all time

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Sandy Gordon, Soccer, Basketball and Softball, 1984: Gordon was an All-State selection in all three of her sports and reached the 100-goal and 1,000-point milestones in soccer and basketball. She continued her hoops career at Manhattan College, where she became the career assists leader and was a two-time All-MAAC selection.

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Gordon, Sandy [MC1988]

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JNEWS: Fahey, Michael [MC1992] principal RSR Partners



RSR Partners Appoints Michael Fahey as Principal in Firm's Financial Services and Legal and Regulatory Practices
People on the Move.
By RSR Partners (Open Post) July 27, 2015
RSR Partners Appoints Michael Fahey as Principal in Firm's Financial Services and Legal and Regulatory Practices

GREENWICH, Conn. — RSR Partners, a leading board and executive search firm, announced today the appointment of Michael Fahey as principal in the firm’s Financial Services and Legal and Regulatory Practices. With more than 15 years international experience leading legal, M&A, and business development strategy and execution, Mr. Fahey will not only serve as a senior advisor to the firm’s financial services clients, but also strengthen its compliance capabilities.

Announcing Fahey’s appointment, RSR Partners Chief Executive Officer Barrett Stephens stated, “We are delighted to welcome Mike to our firm. His leadership experience with cross-functional and cross-border teams in corporate development, legal, and compliance will help an array of our clients navigate the increasingly-complex regulatory environment.”

“I am excited to join RSR Partners at a time during which financial companies – and their boards – are facing ever-growing pressure from investors, government stakeholders, and the general public. Given this new reality, the need for the right human capital has never been greater,” Fahey said. “And I am very much looking forward to working with my new colleagues to provide strategic talent advisory services to both our existing and future financial services clients.”

Prior to joining RSR Partners, Mr. Fahey was a managing director with Avenue Pacific. Before that, he worked for 11 years in a variety of C-suite capacities for consumer and financial services company Affinion Group. He also worked at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Morgan Stanley. Mr. Fahey earned his bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, and his JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

RSR Partners is a leader in corporate governance consulting, director and senior-level recruiting, and strategic talent advisory. Based in Greenwich, Connecticut, the company was founded in 1993 by Russell S. Reynolds, Jr.

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Fahey, Michael [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Michael is a member of the Class of 1992.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Fahey, Michael [MC1992]

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JNEWS: Ripp, Joseph [MC1973] 'Clock Is Ticking'



Business Media & Marketing
Clock Is Ticking for Time Inc.’s CEO
Joe Ripp pushes online video, ‘native’ ads and ‘big data’ to save the company Henry Luce built; ‘slow and steady death’
By Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg
July 27, 2015 10:39 p.m.

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In April, Time Inc. Chief Executive Joe Ripp flew to Procter & Gamble Co. ’s headquarters in Cincinnati determined to reverse an ominous trend.

Like many other marketers, the consumer-products giant is shifting more of its advertising online. P&G, the world’s largest advertiser, cut its print spending on Time Inc.-owned publications by a third last year, according to ad-tracking firm Kantar Media.

Mr. Ripp’s message: We have what you’re looking for. He outlined Time Inc.’s plans to invest aggressively in digital media, including online video, and to use “big data” it collects about readers to help target ads, say people familiar with the meeting. A spokesman declines to say how P&G responded.

Since taking the top job at Time Inc. nearly two years ago, the 63-year-old Mr. Ripp has been racing to reinvent what was once one of America’s most powerful media companies. He also is trying to counter the narrative that Time Inc. is a lumbering, old-guard print publisher unable to adapt to the digital age.

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The son of a former production chief at aircraft manufacturer Grumman Corp., Mr. Ripp worked his way through Manhattan College stocking supermarket shelves at night. Now he flies his own twin-engine Piper Navajo and owns a vacation home in Nantucket, Mass., where he is vice commodore of the Great Harbor Yacht Club.

A shock of white hair is the most visible sign of Mr. Ripp’s long history at Time Inc. He joined the magazine group in 1985 as assistant comptroller and became Time Warner’s finance chief in 1999.

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Ripp, Joseph [MC1973]

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JNEWS: Coyne, Robert T. (MC1970) finds story on Hansen, James [MC2011]


An article in the "The Long Island Catholic'" magazine of July 2015 mentions that a newly ordained priest Father James Hansen is a Manhattan College graduate. Link at http://licatholic.org/julyaugust-2015-issue/

Coyne, Robert T. (MC1970)

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Hansen, James [MC2011]

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JHQ: Fenton Endowment


Fenton Endowment to Provide Additional Learning and Research Opportunities for Biology Department
The Linda and Dennis Fenton ’73 Endowment continues the Fentons’ supportive legacy.


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[JR: Great thing to do!]

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JOBIT: Marlow, Fred V. [MC???? RIP] on 2015-Jul-24



Fred Marlow

SUN CITY CENTER, FL Fred V. Marlow, 84, passed away, unexpectedly while on vacation, on July 24, 2015.

Born in New York, NY, he was the son of the late Frederick V. Marlow, SR and Marjorie O'Leary Marlow.

Following in the tradition of his family he attended Manhattan College in NYC. He was also a graduate of Officers Candidate School. He was honorably discharged from the US Army as a First Lieutenant.

He retired after 30 years as a financial manager for Prudential Insurance Co. After moving to Peru, MA in 1974 with his family: he was an officer on the Peru Police Dept. He also served on the Peru conservation committee.

After moving from Massachusetts to Florida he became a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Sun City Center, FL.

He was an avid golfer, outdoorsman, computer enthusiast and had many other interests that he shared with family and friends.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Gloria A. Marlow; daughters, Jeri A. Kubicki & her husband, Michael, Ellen Marlow-Ambrosino and her husband, Tim. sons, Michael A. Marlow and Matthew F. Marlow; and four grandchildren, David M. Kubicki, Stephen M. Kubicki & his wife, Jessica, Eric M. Ambrosino and Aaron C. Ambrosino as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his beloved sister, Diana M. Goodman.

He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be deeply missed by all the lives he touched.

SERVICES: A memorial service will be held on Friday July 31, 2015 at 11a.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 702 Valley Forge Blvd, Sun City Center, FL. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Hope Lodge at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL or the American Heart Association . Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on July 29, 2015


Marlow, Fred V. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

I do not find any thing in my 'stuff' for Fred.

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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JFACEBOOK: Tebbens, Thomas A. [MC1994] hiring Assistant Project Managers


Thomas A Tebbens
23 hrs

Fellow Jaspers
We are a Structural Steel Fabricator and Erector based in Calverton long Island.My company is looking for Assistant Project Managers. Preferably with engineering degree but most importantly a strong sense of ethics and drive. Job will consist of helping run projects from beginning to end. We offer competitive salary and benefits. Send resume to info@tebbenssteel.com.
This position is a great job for recent graduates, great work experience we will train.
Thank you.

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Tebbens, Thomas A. [MC1994]

Owner at Tebbens Steel, LLC
1971 to present

Studied Civil/Structural Engineering at Manhattan College
Past: Center Moriches High School

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MFOUND: Alma Mater "Corn hole"


2015 08Aug 01 cornhole

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JOBIT: Murphy, Patrick H. [MC???? RIP] on 2015-Jul-30



Patrick H. Murphy

Patrick H. Murphy, 81, of Congers, NY passed away on July 30, 2015 in Nyack Hospital.

Born in the Bronx, May 1, 1934, he was the son of Patrick Murphy and Mary Kenny of Ireland; brother of William Murphy (deceased) and Mariellen Berkheimer. He leaves his beloved wife of 60 years, Jane Petersen Murphy; and children, Brendan (deceased) and wife Mary, Deirdre, Craig and wife Paula, and Eric along with five grandchildren, Sasha, Erica, Ryan, Allison, and Matthew.

He was a graduate of Cardinal Hayes High School and Manhattan College. He was a civil engineer and a career civil servant - in the Bronx Borough President's Office, to Manhattan Sewer Engineer, to Asst. Chief of Water Resources at NYC Bureau of Water Supply.

He moved to the hamlet of Congers in 1963 where Pat was involved in conservation issues as saving Congers Lake and other lands for recreational purposes to Political issues - He formed and headed Congers Civic Association and fought many political battles to preserve the unique quality of life in Hudson Valley. He saved Congers Lake from apartment development and took Reynolds Aluminum Co to court to preserve the Hudson River. He started two political parties to improve the democratic process and even ran for County Legislator.

Upon retirement he served on the Board of the Association for Retarded Citizens, volunteered for Meals on Wheels, and coordinated the building of many homes in the county through Habitat For Humanity. He was a lifelong member of The Knights of Columbus and parishioner of St. Paul's Church.

Pat thought, "The world wasn't so big that he couldn't see it all." He set out with Jane and friends traveling and meeting friends around the world. Although he loved to travel, he was happiest among family and friends in his much-loved home and garden in Congers.

Family will receive friends on Sunday, 2-4 & 7-9pm at Higgins Funeral Home in New City. Mass will be held on Monday, 10am, at St. Paul's Church, 82 Lake Road, Congers, NY 10920.

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

Published in the lohud.com from Aug. 1 to Aug. 2, 2015


Murphy, Patrick H. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/lohud/patrick-h-murphy-condolences/175408896?cid=full

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


Good Morning All,

Our prayers are needed for a little fellow, another of God's Gifts. His Grandmother, Mary Beth, a friend from Church, has asked for our prayers. He has been operated upon to begin to remedy the problem of being born with one less Ventricle in his heart. He is at Presbyterian Hospital in New York. Mary Beth has told us that he is not doing well, I ask you to raise the volume for this little fellow and his Family as we pray that the MDs resolve this major issue and return him to his Family. There will be further operations as he gets older as the MDs work to make him whole. Thank you.

I have heard from Nancy Maksomski. Her Mom is slowly doing better, is still in a good deal of pain. Please keep Mrs. Maksomski in your prayers as we pray that the MDs are able to resolve what is wrong and eliminate her pain. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Mom with 2 small children


Good Morning All,

I ask for your continued prayers for our Niece, Heather, this beautiful and good young woman, 39, two small children, is close to being called home. We are praying for a miracle but I think now that that miracle will manifest itself in her Husband Cameron being able to deal with what seems to be inevitable. Please keep Heather, Cameron, their Children, Grace and Reid, in your prayers. Prayer works. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JFACEBOOK: O’Neill, Patrick J. (MC1988) remembers O’Neill, James K. [MC1990 RIP]


2015 08Aug 01 JKO

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O’Neill, Patrick J. (MC1988)

O’Neill, James K. [MC1990 RIP]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) has prayers for three


Good Morning All,

I ask for your prayers for the Son of one of our regular attendees at our Manhattan College Retreat. Damian's Son, Philip, has embarked on a two year Commitment with the Peace Corps in West Africa. We pray that God watches over Philip, keeps him safe and Blesses the good work he will be doing.

Mike McEneney asks for our prayers for Ann C. Who is in Rehab recovering from Heart Surgery. We pray for Ann's complete recovery free of complications.

Mike also asks for prayers for Joyce and her Daughter who are on a trip to some African Nations. We pray for their safety and a safe return.

Thank You. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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ENDNOTE: Today I saw up close and personal the results of America's "drug policy"


At risk of being repetitive and boring, I’m going to repost something from my personal blog. I feel very strongly about this and, as a pro-life / pro-choice little L libertarian, I am enraged by this tragic — in the sense of avoidable — loss of life due to our “national” stupidity.

As a Hail Mary attempt for a miracle, at his Mom’s request, I asked Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) to include it on his prayer list. As a fourteen year vet of the local First Aid Squad, and all my personal medical experiences with my now passed wife, I know that the issue was essentially over on Wednesday when it took over forty minutes to revive him. Kudos and credit to all the dedicated medical people who did there best to give him a chance to survive.

That being said, it REAFFIRMS my strong belief that had we a national drug policy focused on “drugs” as a medical problem and not a legal one, Anthony might have had treatment earlier in his life and go on to live a long healthy and happy life.

Please read my personal RANT and join me in insisting that we end the “(pseudo) War on (some) Drugs” immediately.

Be interesting to see what an illegal drug Kingpin and his gang does when there is no such thing as an “illegal drug”. Walmart can put them all out of business!


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RANT: Today I saw up close and personal the results of America's "drug policy"

Today, a Mom, could have been any troubled young person’s Mom, unplug her child from life support.

The result of a drug overdose.

It wasn’t the first time, or the first warning signal, or the only time, but this was the last time.

When will “We, The Sheeple” wise up?

Just like during (alcohol) “Prohibition”, people were blinded, sickened, and killed by “moonshine”.

Making a prohibited substance “legal” MEANS clean known quantity of drugs.

It ALSO makes them so “less cool”.

Portugal demonstrates the way from criminalizing a basic human failing and turning it into a “medical” issue.

Unfortunately, the Drug Dealers, the “police”, and the politicians are all incentivized to keep the “(pseudo) War on (some) Drugs” going regardless of the collateral damage — killing the youth, maiming those that survive, and scaring some with criminal records that they can never “outgrow” — allowing a flourishing “drug culture”, made “kool” by music, celebrities, and pop culture — and destroying our civil liberties in the process.

Now that I have time on my hands, I will never accept Drug Prohibition as a rational policy.

I hope that anyone who reads this NEVER votes for any politician who doesn’t promise on Day One of his term to eliminate the “(pseudo) War on (some) Drugs”! Maybe one politician can’t do it, but they could have the courage of Doctor Ron Paul, aka Doctor No, who never voted other than his conscience.

And, I mean this at every level of the Gooferment. I don’t care if you’re running for dog catcher; you have to tell me how you are going to end this national / global insanity.

I’ve always felt this way since the 60’s, but now in my old age, I see its futility and stupidity.

Requiescat In Pacem, young Anthony.

And I hope your Mom finds peace.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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