JASPER JOTTINGS Week 34  - 2015 Aug 23    

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



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POSITRACTION: Body of 5-year-old found



Body of 5-year-old who vanished from Grand Canyon-area campsite found
Published August 11, 2015

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Some volunteers walked shoulder-to-shoulder through thick vegetation in heavy rain Monday in hopes of finding clues.

Authorities said earlier that there were no signs of an abduction or foul play and noted that the boy's parents were devastated by the disappearance and remained involved throughout the search.

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That’s inspiring that “volunteers” will set aside their pursuits to find a little child. And, it’s not like it was a stroll in the park. More like a trek! With a sad end.

That’s being ones “brother’s keeper”! It’s our common humanity.

Sad that he was lost.

But, good that there was no “foul play”. Just an accident.

Hope the parents can find peace.

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GOOGLE+: Myers, Steve [MC2009] Editor of STATandSTUFF.com



Myers, Steve [MC2009]
Attended Manhattan College
Lives in Brooklyn, NY

Bragging rights
Editor of STATandSTUFF.com

Broadcast Engineer

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JFACEBOOK: Daley, Lisa [MC1993] is feeling accomplished; rightly so


Lisa Daley feeling accomplished
2 hrs · Edited

It was a monumental feat that I decided to undertake after completing school and my boards in March 2015. I am immensely proud of myself for taking almost 2.5 years off from training and competing, losing the 25 pounds I gained during school, and still being able to make the finals of the W45 400 m at the World Masters Championship in Lyon, France. I have to give special thanks to some people who have helped me on this journey including my mum, Marie Kay, Renee Henderson, Kirstin King , Marcus Skeete, and " Lesleigh's Ladies". My biggest thanks goes to my coach Gilbert Sanders and God. Both have been the solid rock on which I stand.

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Daley, Lisa [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Lisa is a member of the Class of 1993.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

Daley, Lisa [MC1993]

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JLINKEDIN: Felline, Jessica [MC2008] School Counselor at Anne Arundel County Public Schools



2015 08Aug 16 Jessica Felline

Felline, Jessica [MC2008]
School Counselor at Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Annapolis, Maryland
Health, Wellness and Fitness

As a National Board Certified Professional School Counselor, Certified Bikram Yoga Instructor and early childhood educator I have spent many years providing a safe and supportive environment that promotes the healthy growth and development of children and families in a variety of settings. For the past 10+ years I have been working with children both formally and informally; I have served as a tutor, camp counselor, babysitter, nanny, early childhood educator and school counselor. I have a strong understanding of children's needs at each developmental stage and am able to assist them with any circumstances across academic, social/emotional as well as career domains.

During my years at Broadneck High School I was able to effectively manage a caseload of nearly 400 students and work collaboratively with a variety of school stakeholders to ensure the needs of my students were met. I have also worked with a number of students in crisis as well as their families, referring them to the appropriate resources.

I am dedicated to establishing and maintaining a lifestyle that is rooted in a strong moral and ethical foundation. I do not shy away from tough conversations and I firmly believe in the importance of open, honest lines of communication. I strive to model a healthy, active lifestyle. I encourage children to recognize their strengths, embrace their interests, explore their creativity and understand the importance of physical and mental balance.

I am a member of the Potomac & Chesapeake Association for College Admissions Counseling and American Counseling Association. I completed my M. Ed from Loyola University Maryland as well as a B.A from Manhattan College. I also became a National Board Certified Counselor in 2012 and a Certified Bikram Yoga Instructor in the Spring of 2013.

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MFOUND: L.O.V.E. Alumni trip New Orleans 2015



Manhattan College L.O.V.E. Alumni trip New Orleans 2015
Manhattan College grads volunteer, helping rebuild houses in New Orleans ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city. Read about our experiences here….

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JBLOGGER: Rodriguez, Vincent [MC1984] versus Myrtle Beach Parking Meters



Myrtle Beach and Parking Meters

Rodriguez, Vincent [MC1984]

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I called the Myrtle Beach police department and told them I would like to speak to Officer Smith and explained why. First, in my anger I actually dialed 911 and ranted about what had taken place. 911 transferred me, so somewhere in South Carolina there is a recording of me ranting about getting a parking ticket on tape. I had to leave a message for Officer Smith who did call me back the next day and told me to just drop off the ticket at the precinct and he would take care of it. However, I listened to him in the first place which is how I got into this predicament to begin with.

So I did go to the police department, dropped off the ticket, put it to his attention, and hoped for the best. The next day, I received a voicemail from Officer Smith saying not to worry about it, he had taken care of it. The bottom line is I am expecting that in 60 days I will receive a notice in the mail that I owe the city of Myrtle Beach $60.

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[JR: Laugh. Tell the judge. And pay more. Of course, it’s a scam. By the gang we call Gooferment!]

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JNEWS: Altaf, Saqib [MC1996] deputy executive director Hudson Valley Community Services



Mid-Hudson business people ‘On the Move’: Aug. 17, 2015

2015 08Aug 16 Saqib Altaf

Altaf, Saqib [MC????]
deputy executive director
Hudson Valley Community Services

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Saqib Altaf, a resident of Cornwall, N.Y., has been promoted to deputy executive director. Altaf previously was director of client services.

Straus has a masters degree in social work from Hunter College and a bachelor of arts degree from Hamilton College. She obtained an advanced certificate in clinical social work from New York University. Since 1989 she has worked in the fields of AIDS and health, starting as a case manager in the Infectious Disease Clinic at Bronx Lebanon Hospital. Prior to her arrival at Hudson Valley Community Services, was associate director within the New York City regional office of the state Department of Health’s AIDS Institute.

Altaf began work at Hudson Valley Community Services in 2001 as a senior program supervisor and became director of client services by 2013. He holds a masters degree in public administration from New York University and a bachelor of science degree from Manhattan College. Altaf was a case manager in the South Bronx. He has been a manager for 16 years.

Hudson Valley Community Services promotes prevention and wellness, with offices in Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester counties.

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Dear John,

I believe that Saqib is a member of the Class of 1996.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Altaf, Saqib [MC1996]

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COMMENT: Kuhn, Rob (MC1973) accuses me of leaping on the crank-opinion bandwagon



In relation to your 8/16 ENDNOTE: Some folks report the news, others make it up. Beware of the latter. It seems you have failed this pop quiz in relation to your source for the shift to "climate change" from "global warming." And -- regardless of your opinion about the science -- shame on a Manhattan engineer for leaping on the crank-opinion bandwagon when there is legitimate historical information available on the subject of the terminology in this debate and how and why its usage has evolved. "Global warming" did come first, in 1957; "climate change" followed, but not recently - it appeared in 1957; and "global climate change" -- far too cumbersome for the media -- is presently the most accurate scientific characterization. Maybe LewRockwell and Eric Peters think "climate change" is "new" because they haven't been interested for that long in the quality of the air they breathe and the water they are fortunate to still be able to drink? Maybe it has taken Fox News to alert them to the fact that there's a political hot potato they can play with by bruiting their opinions around as fact. Here's a nutshell and research from NASA (not the U.N.): http://pmm.nasa.gov/education/articles/whats-name-global-warming-vs-climate-change

Rob Kuhn '73

[JR: I remember when “we were all going to freeze" in 70’s. The answer, of course, more Gooferment regulation. Then, it was “we were all going to burn up” until some inconvenient facts showed up. Not the least was the “scientific” folks were cooking the books! Now it’s “climate change”. And, of course, the only thing that can save us is more Gooferment regulation. And, yes, I like clean air and clean water, but you have to snicker at the Gooferment EPA polluting the rivers in three states by tampering with an abandoned gold mine. Guess we just need more Gooferment regulation. Sorry, there is a trend here of the political class — R’s and D’s — to herd the shepple to the slaughterhouse. So we’re we food once by “global cooling” and now “climate change”? Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. And, btw, last time I looked NASA was the Gooferment agency that can’t seem to get out of its own way. So, of course, its bureaucrats echo the party line. Sigh! Can’t wait to see if the prediction of Old Farmer’s Almanac comes true. A heavy snow fall is obviously climate change. Argh!] 

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COMMENT: Costello, Donald (MC1954) disagrees with Kuhn, Rob (MC1973)


Donald Costello
In Response To COMMENT: Kuhn, Rob (MC1973) accuses me of leaping on the crank-opinion bandwagon
Submitted on 2015/08/16 at 3:56 pm

Bob Kuhn response regarding of jj jumping on the crank opinion bandwagon is precisely the reason the debate is so worthless . Sarcasm is still the cheapest form of humor. The fact is that even the scientific method has changed with the emergence of Big Data and few have the background, subject matter experience and High Performance computing skills to deal with a possible laboratory to look deeply into the problem I don’t and neither does the Pope but I guess I can forgive him…he didn't claim excathedra.

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Costello, Donald (MC1954)

[JR: i do NOT forgive His Holiness because he needs to restrict himself to ‘faith and morals’.  At one time the world was flat and inhabited waitpeople who believed in witches and warlocks. Sorry, but I don’t “know” and I am surrounded with folks who have “The Truth”. You have to bring a TON of evidence before 2+2=5 before I’m convinced. Argh!]

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JNEWS: Conte, Jeffrey [MC????] of Huntington Station project engineer



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Jeffrey Conte of Huntington Station has been hired as project engineer. He is a recent graduate of Manhattan College.

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Conte, Jeffrey [MC????]

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Dear John,

I do not find a recent graduate by the name Jeffery Conte in my 'stuff'.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JNEWS: Wasicsko, Nicholas [MC1981 RIP] the topic of an HBO show



The Politics of Life in David Simon’s “Show Me a Hero”
BY Craig Hubert | August 14, 2015

Nicholas Wasicsko

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In 1988, 29-year-old Nicholas Wasicsko took office in the city of Yonkers. He defeated Angelo R. Martinelli, the six-term Republican most identified with the struggles over court-ordered integration of affordable housing in the city, to become the youngest mayor in the country. He was a “young professional with a new image,” he told the New York Times, which set him apart from his older opponents, even though their positions were not that different. A product of the public school system in Yonkers, he paid his way through four years at Manhattan College by working at a factory, spent a year as a police officer, and had already gained a seat on the City Council before he became mayor. Five years later, Wasicsko was found dead in Oakland Cemetery in Yonkers, where his father was buried, with a gunshot wound to the head, an apparent suicide. He was 34 years old.

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Dear John,

Nicholas is a member of the Class of 1981.

May He Continue to Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Wasicsko, Nicholas [MC1981 RIP]

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JLINKEDIN: Walsh, Micheal [MC1983] offshore/civil Engineer at Shell



 2015 Aug 16 micheal walsh

Walsh, Micheal [MC1983]
offshore/civil Engineer at Shell
New York, New York
Oil & Energy

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JLINKEDIN: Smith, Brian [MC2015] in Little Silver, NJ



Smith, Brian [MC2015]
Little Silver, New Jersey

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JOBIT: Lechleiter, Gerard “Jerry" [MC1955 RIP] on 2015-Aug-16



Gerard "Jerry" Lechleiter

Gerard "Jerry" Lechleiter of Yorktown Heights, NY died on Sunday, August 16, 2015. He was 82.

Mr. Lechleiter was born in 1933 in Bronx, NY to Edward & Jeannette Lechleiter. He graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School and Manhattan College in the Bronx before ultimately earning his Juris Doctorate from Fordham University School of Law in 1964. He worked as an attorney for the Service Station Dealers of Greater New York in Mamaroneck, NY until his retirement in 2004.

In 1969, he married Mary C. Cavanaugh at St. Ann's Church in Bronx, NY. They moved to Yorktown Heights in 1976.

He was a devout parishioner at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Shrub Oak, NY, and will be remembered for his sense of humor and love of football, especially the NY Giants & NY Jets.

He is survived by his brother, Edward Lechleiter of Youngtown, AZ, his daughter Mary Beth & her husband Edward Francy, and his grandchildren Charlotte & Carter Francy, all of Wallingford, CT. His wife Mary predeceased him in 2004.

Calling hours are Wednesday, 2-4pm, 7-9pm at Clark Funeral Home in Yorktown Heights. The funeral is Thursday, August 20 at 11:15am at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Shrub Oak, NY. Internment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, NY.

Funeral Home
Clark Funeral Home Inc
2104 Saw Mill River Rd
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
(914) 962-3333

Published in the lohud.com on Aug. 18, 2015


Lechleiter, Gerard “Jerry" [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/lohud/gerard-lechleiter-jerry-condolences/175522059?cid=full

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Dear John,

I believe that Jerry is a member of the Class of 1955, his brother Ed is my Classmate (1953).

May Jerry Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Lechleiter, Gerard “Jerry" [MC1955 RIP]

Lechleiter, Edward [MC1953]

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JOBIT: Leonard, Kenneth Carl “Ken" [MC1973 RIP] on 2015-Aug-15




Kenneth Carl Leonard
Nov. 17, 1951 to Aug. 15, 2015

Kenneth Carl Leonard ("Ken") passed away on the evening of August 15, 2015 at his home in Harwich Port, Massachusetts surrounded by his loving family. He was 63. Ken bravely and courageously battled cancer and was an inspiration to his family and friends. Ken was a loving and beloved husband, father and brother, and a friend and mentor during his professional career as an attorney.

Ken was born in Yonkers, New York on November 17, 1951 to Edmund Albert Leonard and Aileen Leonard (née Voges). As a young student at the Gorton School in Yonkers, Ken played the clarinet and participated in drama productions. He earned his undergraduate degree from Manhattan College in 1973, where he was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society and studied abroad at the University of Kent in Canterbury, England. In 1976, he earned a law degree from the William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Virginia where he served as the managing editor of the Law Review, and in 1978, he earned a Masters of Law degree from New York University.

After law school, Ken worked as a trademark and intellectual property attorney at Cooper & Dunham LLP and then until 2010 served as an in-house intellectual property counsel at the consumer products companies General Foods Corporation, Chesebrough-Ponds, Inc., and Unilever United States, Inc.

Ken had many passions and hobbies. He loved to ride his road bicycle on the Cape Cod Rail Trail and kayak in Nantucket Sound off the beach on Pilgrim Road in Harwich Port. He was a devoted daddy to two Norwich Terriers, Ginger and Teddy, and formerly to three Keeshonds. A former resident of New Canaan, Connecticut for nearly thirty years, Ken sang as a member of the choir and served as a vestry member at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in New Canaan. A person of great intellect, wit and wisdom, he had the ability to speak six European languages.

Ken is survived by his loving wife of nearly thirty-five years, Janet, and his one son William ("Will"), presently a law student at the University of Chicago Law School; his brother, Donald, sister-in-law, Lorraine, and nephew, Thomas, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland; his sister, Gwendolyn, and niece, Emma, of Chatham, Massachusetts; and his sisters and mother-in-law, Catherine Brosnan, Jean Ann Tonka, and Marjorie Tonka respectively, of Atlanta, Georgia.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to VNA of Cape Cod - Hospice, 434 Route 134, South Dennis, Massachusetts 02660. A funeral service for Ken will be held at Christ Church Episcopal of Harwich Port, 671 Route 28, Harwich Port, Massachusetts 02646 on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 11:00 am. A private interment ceremony for family members will follow the funeral service.

Notes of comfort may be made to his family at www.MorrisOConnorBlute.com.

Funeral Home
Morris, O'Connor & Blute Funeral Homes
678 Main St
Harwich, MA 02645
(508) 432-6696

Published in the lohud.com on Aug. 19, 2015


Leonard, Kenneth Carl “Ken" [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/lohud/kenneth-carl-leonard-condolences/175528949?cid=full

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Dear John,

I believe that Ken is a member of the Class of 1973.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Leonard, Kenneth Carl “Ken" [MC1973 RIP]

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JNEWS: Auricchio, Sr. Stella [MC1962] reflects on a life of teaching, family



St. Joseph sister reflects on a life of teaching, family
Sr. Camille D'Arienzo | Aug. 18, 2015

2015-08Aug-18 Sr. Stella Auricchio

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St. Joseph Sr. Stella Auricchio
Age: 84
Who she is: Retiree who spent many years as high school campus minister. She now volunteers in St. Francis Xavier Elementary School and offers communion services for parishioners.
Lives in: Brooklyn, N.Y.

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What happened next?

After 16 years as a first grade teacher, I was sent to Manhattan College to get a master's degree in religious studies. As soon as I started classes there, I was assigned to teach religion in one of our high schools. After teaching 6-year-olds for so long, those 14-year-olds looked like 40-year-olds! I told my professor, Gabriel Moran, "I am a first grade teacher and they're sending me to high school!" His reply was that being a first grade teacher was the best preparation for teaching high school students.

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Auricchio, Sr. Stella [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Sister is a member of the Class of 1962.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Auricchio, Sr. Stella [MC1962]

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JOBIT: Hanratty, Sr. Margaret Mary [MC1974 RIP] on 2015-Aug-18



Sister Margaret Mary Hanratty

Sister Margaret Mary Hanratty, OP, of the Dominican Sisters, Sparkill, New York, died on August 18, 2015 in Siena Hall, Sparkill, NY.

Born in the Bronx, NY on November 18, 1937, Margaret was the daughter of James and Marie Bradley Hanratty. She entered the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary in Sparkill on September 8, 1955 and received the name Sister Miriam James. She professed her first vows in 1957 and her final vows in 1962.

Sister Margaret earned a BS in Education, St. Thomas Aquinas College, 1960; MS in Education, Manhattan College, 1974.

Sister Margaret taught at Sacred Heart, Suffern, NY (1957-60), St. Paul's, Norwich, NY (1960-1966) St. Brendan, Bronx, NY (1966-67), Immaculate Heart of Mary, Scarsdale, NY (1967-70) St. John Chrysostom, Bronx, NY (1970-88). From 1988-89 she was the Assistant Director at St. Rita's Asian Center. Then, she served as Pastoral Minister and Chaplain at St. Barnabas Hospital from 1990-2010. She continued to volunteer at St. Barnabas Nursing Home from 2010-2013, when she retired.

Sister Margaret is predeceased by her parents James and Marie Bradley Hanratty. She is survived by her sister Kathleen Johnson and brothers Arthur Hanratty, John Hanratty, and Lawrence Hanratty. She will be missed by her numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel, Sparkill, NY, on Friday, August 21, 2015. Visitation is on Thursday, August 20, 2015 from 3:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Dominican Convent, 175 Rte. 340, Sparkill, NY. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery. Arrangements are by Higgins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: Dominican Sisters, at the above address, attention - Sister Mary Murray, President.

Published in the lohud.com on Aug. 19, 2015


Hanratty, Sr. Margaret Mary [MC1974 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/lohud/margaret-mary-hanratty-condolences/175530148?cid=full

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JEMAIL: Mante, Tim (MC1991) on the Retreat


Mante, Tim (MC1991)

In reference to Ed McEneney's post on August 13th, regarding the Manhattan College Businessman's Retreat; I have attended this event for the last 4 years and it has been a rewarding and thoughtful experience.

We invite all interested to join us for some reflective time and fellowship to listen to speakers who will discuss how to better live our faith in our busy daily lives, as well as meeting and networking with other men who share our values.

If you are interested in joining us this year, please refer to Ed McEneney's August posting for more details, or call the retreat house directly at (718) 739-1229.

[JR: Thanks.]

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JLINKEDIN: Everett, Zachary [MC2014] Customer Experience Associate Trader Joe's



Everett, Zachary [MC2014]
Customer Experience Associate
Trader Joe's
Greater New York City Area

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JLINKEDIN: Rasa, Raymond J. [MC2015] Sales Support at Candescent Healing



2015 08Aug 16 Raymond J Rasa

Rasa, Raymond J. [MC2015]
Sales Support at Candescent Healing
Middletown, New Jersey
Health, Wellness and Fitness

Recent College Graduate from a highly ranked college with experience in customer service, sales, and sales support in the healthcare services and food industry. Seeking opportunities to leverage my sales, marketing and management skill set in business development or account management.

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MOBIT: Tormey, Thomas A. on 2015-Aug-18



Thomas Tormey, 101
By Staten Island Advance
on August 19, 2015 at 9:20 PM, updated August 19, 2015 at 9:25 PM

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Thomas A. Tormey, 101, of Grant City, a retired FDNY firefighter, World War II veteran and family man known as an outstanding athlete, died Tuesday at home.

The lifelong Staten Islander was born in Tompkinsville, he grew up in West Brighton and graduated from Port Richmond High School, where he played on the varsity baseball team.

He received a scholarship to play baseball at Manhattan College in the Bronx, but had to decline to go to work to help support his family. He worked for the WPA (Work Projects Administration), and participated in building the lake house at Clove Lakes Park. He also worked for the city Department of Welfare.

Mr. Tormey then served as a petty officer first class in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II, stationed aboard boats patrolling the eastern coast of the United States.

After his military service, he joined the FDNY, where he had a 34-year career assigned to Engine Co. 152 in Rosebank. He retired in 1976.

After he and Virginia Monks wed in 1947, they settled in Grant City.

Mr. Tormey was proud of his Irish heritage and often recited Irish poems and sonnets from memory at family gatherings.

He enjoyed ballroom dancing and was a member and past president of the Staten Island Ballroom Dancers. He also enjoyed ice skating. He loved to sing and had been a soloist at many churches. He also was a talented artist and worked in calligraphy, drawing and painting.

As a young man, he was a baseball hitting and fielding champion on the Island and was a member of the Staten Island Baseball Oldtimers, and had been called the "Galloping Ghost" in an Advance article.

Mr. Tormey played on many Island baseball teams, including Bill Canlon's Travelers and FDNY and Coast Guard teams. He was selected by Bill Terry of the former New York Giants baseball team to play center field at an exhibition game for the 60th anniversary of the National Baseball League in the former Polo Grounds in Upper Manhattan.

"Born in 1914, my father outlived most of his generation, yet he still had hundreds of friends. He had a strong moral compass, unshakable faith and was utterly dependable. He loved his family and will deeply missed by all who knew him," said, his daughter, Elizabeth Tormey.

A devout Catholic, Mr. Tormey was a longtime parishioner of St. Christopher's R.C. Church, Grant City, where he was a daily communicant and a past president of the Holy Name Society.

Virginia, his wife of 58 years, died in 2005.

In addition to his daughter, Elizabeth, surviving are his sons, Thomas and Michael; his daughters, Mary-Deirdre Coraggio and Virginia T. Friedman; his brother, Richard; his sister, Delores Smith, and five grandchildren.

The funeral will be Saturday from the Hanley Funeral Home, New Dorp, with a Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Christopher's Church. Burial will follow in St. Peter's Cemetery, West Brighton.


Tormey, Thomas A. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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Dear John,

It appears that Thomas was never able take advantage of the scholarship to Manhattan.

May He Rest In Peace


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Too bad! Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JHQ: Manhattan Monthly - August



Manhattan Monthly - August

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GOOGLE+: Lettieri, Lisa [MC1982] Financial Associate Merrill Lynch



Lettieri, Lisa [MC1982]
Worked at Merrill Lynch
Attended McBurney School

Financial Associate
Personal Financial Analysis, Communications, Networking
Merrill Lynch

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JFOUND: Thornton, Charles H. [MC1961] writes about Engineering



Into the Deep End of the Pool: The Making of an Engineer
By Charles H. Thornton

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One of LZA's approaches to management involved pushing young employees into the deep end of the pool, encouraging them to take initiative and work within controlled risks. Most of the key staff when I joined were in their early to mid-20s and were from Manhattan College. Vincent DeSimone was essentially running the office by 1964, and the best structural engineer was James Chaplin. Chaplin was older and had an uncanny ability to cut back a structure in the pre-computer days. We ended up designing the World's Fair pavilions, at least five of which had structural systems that had never been done before.

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Thornton, Charles H. [MC1961]

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JHQ: Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center events



Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center to Host Three Fall Events
The fall’s schedule of events begins on Sept. 9 with Peter B. Gudaitis, President of the National Disaster Interfaith Networks.

The Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith (HGI) Education Center at Manhattan College will host three events during the fall semester, focusing on recent history, beginning with World War II and continuing to present-day New York City.

All events are free and open to the public:

    Wednesday, Sept. 9, 5:30 p.m.: Peter B. Gudaitis, president of the National Disaster Interfaith Networks, will lead a discussion on the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, whole community doctrine and rebuilding the interfaith movement. Gudaitis works to provide disaster readiness, response and recovery services to New York City and has more than 25 years of experience in chaplaincy, emergency management and faith-based philanthropy.

    Wednesday, Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m.: Perry Rizopoulos ’13, a philosophy major who was the undergraduate valedictorian of his class, will discuss his grandfather’s escape from Nazi-occupied Greece as a teenager during World War II. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, Rizopoulos is planning to release Wheat Song in 2016, a nonfiction work detailing his grandfather’s journey from Greece to the Bronx.

    Monday, Nov. 16, 7 p.m.: Marion Kaplan, Ph.D. will deliver the eighth annual Frederick M. Schweitzer Lecture, entitled Jewish Women and Families during Kristallnacht. The Skirball Professor of Modern Jewish History at New York University, Kaplan’s research focuses on Jewish women’s history and the history of Jewish daily life in Germany.

Founded in 1996, the HGI Center is committed to understanding and respecting differences and similarities between people of all religions, races, ethnicities and nationalities. For more information about the HGI Center’s events, please contact Mehnaz Afridi, at (718) 862-7284 or mehnaz.afridi@manhattan.edu.

Posted on August 21, 2015

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[JR: Alma Mater is faithful servant keeping this issue alive in our minds. Dona Nobis Pacem ] 

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JNEWS: Richardson, Lizette [MC1984] superintendent Lake Mead



New superintendent named for Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Posted: Friday, August 21, 2015 1:16 am
National Park Service

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SAN FRANCISCO — Lizette Richardson has been appointed as superintendent of Lake Mead National Recreation Area, a large and heavily visited park that straddles the border between Nevada and Arizona.

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Richardson worked at Lake Mead National Recreation Area from November 2004 to June 2013 as the chief of maintenance and engineering. In this role, she was responsible for the planning, design, construction, and oversight of many varied projects, including more than $200 million in funding for park infrastructure improvements and visitor enhancements, as well as day-to-day park maintenance operations. She also served as the acting superintendent at Joshua Tree National Park in 2010, where she oversaw operations for the 790,000-acre park.

“I’m looking forward to the challenges in protecting the world-class resources at Lake Mead National Recreation Area,” said Richardson. “I feel truly blessed to be able to come back to the park where I started my NPS career and work with such a dedicated, professional team.

“It’s an exciting time with the NPS centennial right around the corner, and I also look forward to working with the community, partners, and stakeholders, as well as the newly established park, Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument, and Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument.”

Prior to coming to the National Park Service, Richardson was a project manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, where she was responsible for multi-million dollar civil works projects, including a $344 million flood control project. Richardson has managed several offices at U.S. Air Force installations and has also worked as an engineer in the private sector for Holmes and Narver and TRW, Inc. She holds a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Manhattan College and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Nevada.

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Richardson, Lizette [MC1984]

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ENDNOTE: Moore, William 'Bill' [MC1977] on the Fox 'debate'



August 10, 2015
Reflections on the Republican Debates

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I use two examples of what I consider "Gotcha" questions. The first was designed to put Trump on the spot and change people's opinion of him. There was no reason to have a show of hands to discuss Trump's non decision on supporting whoever gets the nomination. A simple question asking him if he has changed his view would have been both proper and respectful. Again it was not the question but how it was done. A similar type question and follow up was put to Walker about standing there watching a woman die rather than allowing her to have an abortion. It would have been appropriate to ask him to defend his belief on not allowing abortions to save a mother's life. Again, not the question but how it was framed. Trump then was hit again about his descriptive comments referencing certain women and his "War on Women". Again designed to attack him and not get information to share with the audience. I do not support his comments back to Kelly but if he is attacked he will respond. What I found funny was in the after the debate discussion Kelly, who attacks most guests she disagrees with without mercy on her show, stated she felt his response was a threat. Does "Do on to others etc…….." have any ring in her ear?

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William (Bill) Moore was born and raised in Yonkers NY. He became a Social Studies Teacher in Yonkers and eventually an Assistant Principal at the Middle School and High School levels. He was Principal at Roosevelt HS for 5 years in Yonkers before deciding to relocate to Edenton, NC. There he was Principal of John A. Holmes HS for 4 years. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Social Studies from Fordham University and Master's Degree from Iona College, majoring in Social Studies. He received his second Master's Degree in School Administration from Manhattan College. Bill is also a retired Lieutenant Colonel from the US Army Reserve. He is trained as an Armor officer and a Logistician. He served two years active duty in the 4th of the 68th Armor, part of the 82nd Airborne Division. In the Reserves he served as a Field Service Company Commander, Transportation Battalion Commander and numerous staff positions at all levels. He has received numerous awards including Administrator of the Year in Chowan County. He has had numerous yearbook dedications and was nominated several times as Administrator of the Year in NY. In NY, Roosevelt HS became a Model School for the Smaller Learning Community Initiative from Brown University. Bill is President of the Edenton Tea Party and a member of the Chowan County Republican Party Executive Committee. He is a current member of the Edenton Planning Board, Chowan County Juvenile Crime Prevention Task Force, and the Northeast Commission.

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Moore, William 'Bill' [MC1977]

[JR: I think our fellow Jasper has an excellent and perceptive view of the results. I didn’t watch the circus, because I felt it would be a waste of my time. And, I have so little left on this earth I don’t want to waste it. That being said, in full disclosure, I have contributed to Carly Fiorina’s campaign. It’s time for a real outsider to take on Washington. She can’t do any worse than Jimmy Carter. It’s time to winnow the field. 17 is way to many candidates to try and compare. Hopefully, “common sense” will begin to trim the “ego trips”, long shots, and also rans.] 

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