JASPER JOTTINGS Week 37  - 2015 Sep 13    

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



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POSITRACTION: A “lifesaver” for brain aneurysms



Breakthrough Treatment for Brain Aneurysms
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By Lynn Allison | Friday, 21 Aug 2015 01:23 PM

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Vineeta Singh, M.D., associate professor of neurology at the University of California-San Francisco School of Medicine, calls the WEB a “lifesaver.”

“The WEB is a mesh-like device that is made to emulate the size and shape of the aneurysm,” Dr. Singh tells Newsmax Health.

“Once it is inserted, it molds itself to the aneurysm, filling the spaces and instantly clotting the blood, thus saving time and potentially, lives.

And unlike the coil technique, it can’t fall out. This is especially useful in large aneurysms.

“The mesh quiets the normal turbulence of blood flow within the aneurysm almost instantly and creates a blood clot which prevents the flow of new blood into the aneurysm.”

The WEB device is comprised of a MicroBraid mesh made of nitinol, an alloy of nickel and titanium used in surgical settings because of its ability to hold its shape.

“Right now we’re making the WEB in two shapes: a spherical and barrel shape,” says Hykes. “Once the WEB is inserted into the aneurysm and deployed, it retains its original shape.”

The WEB is not widely available in the United States because it hasn’t yet been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. But it is currently in use in clinical trials in the U.S.

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What a Godsend.

This killed Peg, my Mother-In-Law in her fifties. Requiescat In Pacem.

It was traumatizing for my now past wife. Also Requiescat In Pacem.

And, the “witch doctors” believed it was the “trigger event” for wife’s Type 1 diabetes.

It’s not hard for me to imagine if this was available then to save Peg’s life how different things might have been.

Of course, the Shoulda, coulda, and wouldas are endless and really not worth imagining.

Have to live “in the present”; anything else make you miserable. And doesn’t change a thing.

Now if we can just get the FDA out of the way and deploy this technology quickly, a lot of lives will be saved.

What positive for potentially dying people.

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MFOUND: 'Dirty Paki Lingerie' coming to Alma Mater



A glimpse into the culture of Muslim-American women
'Dirty Paki Lingerie'
Writer and actress Aizzah Fatima.
Posted: Sunday, September 6, 2015 12:30 am
By Charlie Holmes Columbia-Greene Media

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CATSKILL — Writer and actress Aizzah Fatima had just graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and was auditioning when the roots for the play she performed at The Bridge Street Theater in Catskill this weekend began to take form.

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The last performance of “Dirty Paki Lingerie” will take place Sunday, Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bridge Street Theater in Catskill. Fatima will also be performing the show at Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY on Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. Admission to the Manhattan College show is free.

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[JR: Sounds interesting?]

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JOBIT: Valenziano, Carl Philip [MC1973 RIP] on 2015-Jun-24



Dr. Carl Valenziano, 64
By Staten Island Advance
on September 05, 2015 at 7:40 PM, updated September 05, 2015 at 7:42 PM

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Native Staten Islander Dr. Carl Philip Valenziano, 64, of Hershey, Pa., a board-certified critical care surgeon and trauma specialist who was dedicated to his profession and his family, died July 24 at home.

Born in Port Richmond, he later lived in Sunnyside. He moved with family to Summit, N.J., in 1955 and graduated from Summit High School. He also lived in Mendham, N.J., from 1992 to 2012, and settled in Hershey three years ago.

Dr. Valenziano attended Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J., and earned his undergraduate degree from Manhattan College, the Bronx. He received his medical degree from the School of Medicine, University of Guadalajara, Mexico, in 1978.

He was a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Valenziano did his internship at Union Memorial Hospital and his residency at the Shock Trauma Center of the University of Maryland, both in Baltimorel, Md. He also studied health care systems at the Kennedy School of Government in Harvard, Mass., in 2003.

He served as chairman of surgery at Liberty Health Jersey City Medical Center, director of trauma at St. Joseph's Medical Center, Paterson, N.J., and director of surgical critical care and trauma at Morristown (N.J.) Memorial Hospital, among other positions. He had published numerous articles about the treatment of trauma and trauma patients.

He was involved with the Foundation for Peace and participated in the group's missions to build schools, orphanages and churches in the Dominican Republic and provide health care and other services to people in need there.

Dr. Valenziano was a former president of the American Trauma Society and had served on its board of directors for over 20 years, as well as chairing many of its committees.

Known affectionately as "Dr. V," he was an accomplished surgeon with more than 35 years of experience in the trauma and critical care fields. He championed seatbelt and helmet safety through the ATS and locally in Pennsylvania. He was the creator of the Bystander Care of the Injured Program, as well as instrumental in the creation of the ATS Trauma Registry Course, which he taught for years.

He was known for his big voice and personality and his ever-present camera, and will be deeply missed, his colleagues said.

Dr. Valenziano loved being a part of a large, tight-knit family that included many nieces, nephews and cousins, and especially loved time spent with his children and grandchildren.

He was an avid fisherman, loved to cook, enjoyed restoring classic cars, and was involved in Boy Scouts.

Surviving are his wife of 29 years, Kate; his sons, Seth and Louis; his daughters, Nina Levy, Sarah Widstrom and Julia Valenziano; his mother, Mae Valenziano; his brothers, Philip, Frank and Mark; his sister, Angela Ross, and three grandchildren.

Arrangements were handled by the Bailey Funeral Home, Mendham.


Valenziano, Carl Philip [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.baileyfuneral.com/tribute/details/772/Carl_Valenziano__MD/edit-condolence.html#content-start

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace,


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Valenziano, Carl Philip [MC1973 RIP]

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GOOGLE+: Goldson, Philip Jr. [MC1980] Lead Developer at Global Voicecom



Goldson, Philip Jr. [MC????]
Lead Developer at Global Voicecom
looking for new opportunities
New York, New York
Computer Networking

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Goldson, Philip Jr. [MC1980]

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JFACEBOOK: Margaret Martin mentions John Mark


Margaret Martin feeling emotional
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Just learned about the sudden passing of a fellow Jasper, John Mark. He was two years younger than me and leaves me shaking my head wondering why the good ones go so soon sometimes. He was such a class act, sweet and a bit goofy at times, but so sincere and loving. Served our country proudly in the Army. Won the Gunn Medal at graduation the year he graduated. Gone too soon. None of us are ever promised tomorrow. May he rest in peace.
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[JR: Researching. ] 

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GOOGLE+: Beloyianis, Martina [MC2013] Chiropractic Assistant at Advanced Holistic



Beloyianis, Martina [MC2013]
Chiropractic Assistant at Advanced Holistic Healthcare
Long Beach, New York
Alternative Medicine

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JOBIT: Mark, John H. Jr. [MC2000 RIP] on 2015-Sep-04




MARK--John H., Jr., suddenly on September 4, 2015.

Captain (P.) US Army, JAG attorney at Fort Huachuca, Arizona (Troop B. Calvary), Kuwait, The Pentagon.

Altar server at St. Patrick's Cathedral, NYC. Graduate of Loyola High School, NYC (1996), Manhattan College (2000), St. John's University School of Law (2003).

Adored son of John (retired Lt., NYPD) and Angela (retired teacher, Corpus Christi, Woodside), Beloved grandson of Mary Luca. Also survived by many grieving relatives and friends.

Reposing at John Krtil Funeral Home; Yorkville Funeral Service, Inc., 1297 1st Avenue (69-70th St.) NYC, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9pm. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, 11am at Manhattan College Chapel, Bronx, NY. Interment Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations preferred to John H. Mark, Jr. (2000) Memorial Scholarship, Manhattan College, 4513 Manhattan College Parkway, Bronx, NY 10471.

John Krtil Funeral Home
1297 1St Ave
New York, NY 10021
(212) 744-3084

Published in The New York Times on Sept. 7, 2015


Mark, John H. Jr. [MC2000 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/nytimes/john-mark-condolences/175757258?cid=full

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Good Evening All,

Brother Robert Berger informed me of the sudden death of Fellow Jasper, John H. Mark '00. The College is stunned by the passing of this fine young man, the recipiant of the Gunn Medal for the Graduating Class of 2000. Several of his classmates have also talked of their grief in losing a good friend and Classmate.

Jasper Jottings shared the Obituary posted by the Family and shown below. We pray for the repose of John’s soul, for his Family and friends as they mourn his passing. We pray that they find peace in the certainty that he is at rest in God's Eternal Embrace in the Kingdom of Heaven. Too soon has he gone into this "Good Night." Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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


John Reinke, Jasper Jottings, asks for our prayers for his oldest friend, Pete. Pete has been in our prayers over the past few months as he had heart surgery and other health issues and has been doing well but John tells us that Pete is back in Hospital and today, Tuesday, 9/8/15, he will be undergoing a Stress Test. Pete has been experiencing Chest Pains. We pray that it is nothing serious and that the MDs can quickly and completely resolve the problem and have Pete on his way home with no complications. Thank You. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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


Good Evening All,

A prayer of thanks is in order with shared joy for Dina, a young Mother who has been in our prayers as she went in for a biopsy testing for the presence of Cancer. Mike McEneney telks us that she was found Cancer free. Dina, her Family and friends thank you for your prayers. Please help Dina celebrate the good news with a prayer of thanks. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JUPDATE: Pavlista, Alexander [MC1968] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)



JNEWS: Pavlista, Alexander [MC1968] UNL specialist receives lifetime award

UNL specialist receives lifetime award
September 03, 2015

Dr. Alexander Pavlista, potato specialist and crop physiologist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff, has been awarded the Honorary Life Membership (HLM) by the Potato Association of America (PAA) for lifetime achievement and impact on the potato industry. It is the highest honor given by PAA.

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Pavlista, Alexander [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Pavlista, Alexander [MC1968]

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JNEWS: Carillo, Robert (MC1967) retired ExDir NYS Alliance for Retired Americans


[JR: Submitted as a comment. ] 

Robert  Carillo ’67 retired as Executive Director of the NYS Alliance for Retired Americans in August 2015


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Carillo, Robert  (MC1967)

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JNEWS: Kelly, Ray [MC1963] book excerpt



September 8, 2015 1:10 pm
How Ray Kelly Stopped a Plot to Blow Up the Brooklyn Bridge

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Kelly, Ray [MC1963]

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JOBIT: Petraglia, William Joseph ‘wj' [MC1949 RIP] on 2015-Aug-29



William Joseph "w.j." PETRAGLIA

William Joseph (W.J. Petraglia), beloved husband of the late Virginia (Ginny) Petraglia (2002), nee Meehan, married for 52 years. Loving father of the late William Meehan (Bill) Petraglia (2010). William Petraglia is survived by his loving daughter Patricia Petraglia of Dover, MA and loving son Michael (Mike) Petraglia of Lincoln, MA, son-in-law Carl Yankowski, daughter-in-law Henrietta Petraglia, nee Smallwood, of Loveland, OH. William J. Petraglia was also the very loving grandfather of Janie Carlson Petraglia and Emma Carlson Petraglia of Lincoln, MA.

William J. Petraglia was a graduate of Manhattan College Civil Engineering (1949) and a U.S. Naval Lieutenant serving in World War II (1944-45) and Korea (1950-51). He was a dedicated executive at Procter & Gamble (1953-1987). William proudly called Cincinnati home (Oct. 1965-Jan. 2014), and was an active member of the Kenwood, Heitmeyer Farms and Sycamore Township communities and a loyal St. Vincent Ferrer parishioner.

William leaves numerous family and friends to cherish his memory. William passed away in the early morning of August 29, 2015 at the age of 90 at his residence in Wellesley, MA.

A memorial mass will be held at St. John the Evangelist Church in Wellesley, MA on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 at 10 a.m. Memorial donations, in lieu of flowers, may be directed in his loving honor to The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, 875 N. Randolph Street, Rm 225, Arlington, VA 22203.

Religious Service Information
St John the Evangelist Church
9 Glen Rd
Wellesley, MA 02481

Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on Sept. 9, 2015


Petraglia, William Joseph ‘wj' [MC1949 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/cincinnati/william-joseph-petraglia-wj-condolences/175774029?cid=full

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Message from Patricia Petraglia,

Thank you for the condolences. I will also be contacting Manhattan College on our father's behalf shortly.

Sincerely, Patricia Petraglia, daughter and Michael Petraglia, son

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

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JOY: Nygard, Jennifer [MC????] Forlenza, John [MC????] engaged



Jennifer Nygard, John Forlenza are engaged
By Marisa Vinciguerra | mvincigu@siadvance.comon September 09, 2015 at 11:25 PM, updated September 09, 2015 at 11:30 PM

2015 09Sep 10 Nygard

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Jennifer Nygard of Eltingville and John Forlenza of Rossville have announced their engagement.

The future bride is the daughter of Lorraine and Robert Nygard of Eltingville. The prospective bridegroom is the son of Grace and Jack Forlenza of Rossville.

Miss Nygard is a graduate of Tottenville High School. She earned a bachelor of science degree in elementary education with a concentration in mathematics from Manhattan College, the Bronx, and a master's degree in special education from Touro College, Brooklyn. She is second-grade teacher at St. Teresa's School, Castleton Corners.

Mr. Forlenza is a graduate of Monsignor Farrell High School, Oakwood. He earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering with a minor in mathematics and received a master's degree in civil engineering, both from Manhattan College. He is a project engineer in Long Island.

The couple plans a fall 2017 wedding.

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Nygard, Jennifer [MC????]

Forlenza, John [MC????]

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JFOUND: Quinn, James [MC1999 RIP] remembered



I Learned To Understand Shame After Losing My Brother On 9/11
By Joe Quinnon
September 10, 2015T

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Army vet Joe Quinn reflects on losing his brother on Sept. 11 and overcoming the shame he carried afterward.

On September 12th, I found myself on the wrong side of carrying my parents’ refrigerator down the stoop of their Brooklyn home. As several of us moved it down the stone stairs, the weight of the refrigerator fell on my shoulders and it eventually went crashing forward onto the sidewalk by the fire hydrant, where we kept things that needed to be taken away.

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Quinn, James [MC1999 RIP]

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MFOUND: Alma Mater might have had a different leader



Florida Polytechnic President Randy Avent receives 3.5 percent raise
By John ChamblissThe Ledger
Published: Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 10:58 p.m.Last Modified: Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 10:58 p.m.

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Trustee Tom O'Malley didn't complete the form, but instead sent an email with some comments about Avent.

"The president has, in general, done an outstanding job in an unique and different situation," O'Malley wrote. "The one thing I don't like is the fact that we are accepting students to a math intensive program who seem to have poor math skills."

O'Malley wrote that he hopes the issue will be solved as the school increases in size.

He later wrote that he would have voted for Avent if he had applied to lead Manhattan College while O'Malley was on the board.

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[JR: Interesting.] 

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MOBIT: Callahan, Fr. Jerome F. [MCattendee RIP] on 2015-Sep-09



Ronan Callahan
1923 - 2015 | Obituary

Father Ronan Callahan, a Passionist priest, seminary professor, and overseas missionary, died at Saint Mary Home, West Hartford, Connecticut on Wednesday, September 9th, 2015. He was 92.

Born Jerome F. Callahan in 1923, the second son the late Walter S. Callahan and the late Rose (Tierney) Callahan and named for his grandfather. Brother of Robert Callahan of Farmingdale, New York and the late Walter Callahan.

Father Ronan grew up in the Flatlands section of Brooklyn. He attended Saint Augustine High School in Brooklyn, NY and graduated from Farmingdale High School in Farmingdale, NY in 1941. He studied at Manhattan College in the Bronx, NY and graduated from Cathedral College of Immaculate Conception Preparatory Seminary, Brooklyn, NY in 1944.

He then entered the Passionist Community, a Roman Catholic community of brothers and priests dedicated to preaching the Passion of the Christ, contemplative prayer, the preaching of parish missions and retreats, and overseas missionary work. After completing novitiate at Saint Paul of the Cross Monastery, Pittsburgh, PA in 1945, Father Ronan studied theology at Saint Michael Monastery, Union City, NJ. He received an MA in Theology and was ordained a priest in 1951. He then studied philosophy at the Angelicum in Rome, Italy from 1952-1954, the University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada, Laval University, Quebec, Canada, and Georgetown University, Washington, DC. He received a Carnegie Fellowship at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame Indiana in 1968.

Father Callahan taught philosophy at the Passionist Monastic Seminary, Jamaica, New York from 1954-1970. He also taught at Saint Joseph College, West Hartford, CT from 1964-1968 and held membership in the American Catholic Philosophical Association. In 1970 he embarked on a missionary career with the Passionists in the southern Philippines. He taught philosophy at Notre dame of Marbel University in Cotabato, served as consultor to the Bishop, was chancellor of the Diocese of Marbel from 1975-1990, and ministered as a prison and hospital chaplain.

He was president of the Philosophy Association of the Visayas and Mindanao in the southern Philippines and received numerous awards for public service.

Returning to the United States, Father Ronan taught at Holy Apostles Seminary, Cromwell, CT from 1993 until his death. He also served in local leadership at Holy Family Monastery, West Hartford, CT during that time period.

The Passionists are grateful for the care Fr. Ronan received through the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist with home care, and the Sisters of Mercy at St. Mary Home. The Funeral will be held at Holy Family Monastery Chapel, West Hartford, CT. The wake will be at 9AM on Monday, September 14th with the Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11AM, also at Holy Family Chapel. Burial will be immediately afterward at Holy Family Cemetery on the Monastery grounds. Donations may be made to the Passionist Retirement Fund, Holy Family Monastery, 303 Tunxis Road, W. Hartford, CT 06107.

Published in The Hartford Courant from Sept. 10 to Sept. 12, 2015


Callahan,  Jerome F. [MC???? RIP]

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JOBIT: Tuite, James R. [MC1962 RIP] on 2015-Sep-01



James Tuite
(1935 - 2015)

Jim Tuite passed away September 1, 2015 from liver cancer. He passed peacefully at home, surrounded by family.

Jim was born to Anna and Martin Tuite on January 7, 1935 in the Bronx. He was the youngest of their 6 children. Jim leaves behind his beloved wife of 56 years, Winifred Mae Keane, and 3 sons and 4 grandsons; his oldest son Jim, who lives in Novato, his second son Chris, who lives with his wife Pamela in Washougal, Wa. with 2 grandsons Dillon and Ryan, and his third son Ken who lives with his wife Pam in Reston, Va. and 2 grandsons, Duncan and Connor.

Jim graduated from Manhattan College in 1962 with a degree in Accounting. He spent the next several years in various jobs, learning his trade. In 1967, Jim joined the corporate comptrollers office of American Express company. A few years later, Jim was appointed vice-president and controller of American Express Worldwide Travel Services. In 1979, he was elected vice-president and controller of Fireman's Fund Insurance Company.

During this time, Winnie and Jim had the luxury to travel the world, one of their favorite pastimes. When they moved to Marin, they joined the Marin Country Club where they enjoyed many hours of golf and camaraderie with their friends and buddies. While Jim loved the game, his quality of play did not quite match his enthusiasm. After many a day playing golf, Jim would be heard mumbling to himself, "Thank God I never tried to earn a living doing this."

The next 12 years at Fireman's Fund were rather tumultuous, to say the least. Jim retired from the Fund in 1994 as a senior vice president after completing the development of the Fireman Fund's campus at the end of San Marin drive.

During their retirement, Jim and Winnie continued to pursue their love of worldwide travel. Jim also worked with many local non-profits, including Novato Ecumenical Housing and Our Lady of Loretto, using his financial talents to help these worthy organizations achieve their goals.

Then, the grandsons came, and the focus changed. Jim and Winnie shared a wonderful life and wish for one and all that they have a happy, healthy and holy life.

The Mass of the celebration of Jim's life will be held at Our Lady of Loretto church in Novato at 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 18th, with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hospice by the Bay.

Published in San Francisco Chronicle from Sept. 12 to Sept. 14, 2015


Tuite, James R. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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

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COMMENT: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) on what counts at the annual Retreat


I Have been part of The Reality Retreat Team since its' beginning 24 years ago. As we are approaching this year's Retreat, September 18, 19 & 20, I would like to share a thought. I rarely remember what number Retreat we are at, I usually have to ask one of my Team Mates (usually Ed McEneney).

But I will tell you what I do count. I count the months before the next Retreat as we work out its' content. I count the many Blessings I have derived every year from The presence of Jesus in my life because of the Retreat. I count the many wonderful moments shared with my fellow Retreatants. I count the changes in my life brought about through the Blessings of Christ in Communion with each of us during the Retreat. I count how fortunate we have been in the quality, commitment and God and Reality centered Witness of our Speakers. I count myself Blessed over and over again.

This Retreat is My Epiphany and my New Year and it carries me for the next twelve months. I give thanks for those men with whom I have shared our 36 Hours in the light of Jesus and the Brotherhood of my Fellow Retreatants.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JFOUND: Traore, Franck [MC2007] "can fly a plane"



Every summer, Toronto Raptors GM Masai Ujiri travels to Africa to train young players. The goal: to change the continent.
By Evan Rosser in Lagos, Nigeria, and Accra, Ghana
Photography by Adrian Armstrong

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Behind him, the camp’s six foreign coaches stand in a line. Ujiri turns to them as he finishes telling the kids just how hard it is to make the NBA, how only one player in the program’s 12-year history, the seven-foot-one Solomon Alabi, has done it. He notes that not a single one of the coaches played in the league, then adds himself to the tally, because he didn’t make it either. “But all of them used basketball as a tool,” he says, employing a GOA slogan. “And basketball took them places.”

He gestures at Franck Traore, anchoring the left end of the line of coaches, and tells the kids that Franck was born in Burkina Faso, that he went to the U.S. for high school, played Div. I ball at Manhattan College and now works for NBA Africa. “This big-ass dude can fly a plane,” Ujiri adds to close out the resumé. “I wouldn’t get on it, but he can fly a plane.”

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Traore, Franck [MC2007]

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JHQ: Remembering the 20 Jasper alumni


 Manhattan College

The Quad is covered in flags today to honor those who lost their lives on 9/11. We remember especially the 20 Jasper alumni who died that day, and send our love and prayers to their families, friends and fellow classmates.

2015 09Sep 11 Alma Mater

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


Good Evening All,

Some prayer requests to share with you. First of all, I ask for your prayers for another little fellow who is fighting the good fight with illness. He is the Grandson of a friend of ours down here in Delaware. Young Joseph, 5 years old, has been battling a rare blood disorder that displays Blood Cancer characteristics but is not Cancer. He has been fighting this since the age of four. Several things have been tried to no effect and the next effort will be a Chemo Application. Please raise the volume for this gift from God as we pray that the MDs are able to get this under control allowing this little fellow to get on with his life. Please keep Joseph, his Mom Tricia, his Dad and his Grandparents Mary and Fred, in your prayers.
Joe Quinn asks for our prayers for the repose of the soul of Marge, who was called home last evening. Marge is the Mother of one of the members of The St. Patrick's Church Men's Group,, Yorktown Heights. Please keep Marge and her Family in your prayers as the gamily mourn the loss of their loved one.
Please keep the volume up for Diane in Dublin. She continues to remain in ICU. We have no update at this time.

Thank you. God Bless.
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Diane


Good Morning All,

Your prayers are urgently needed for Diane in Ireland. Mike McEneney tells us that Diane took a terrible fall down a flight of stairs in Dublin. Diane suffered serious neck, brain and Spinal injuries and is in a Coma. Please keep Diane and her Family in your prayers. Please raise the volume as we pray that the MDs are able to save her. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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ENDNOTE: ALCU forces a Catholic hospital to violate principle



Catholic hospital forced to bow down before ALCU, will perform sterilization - religious freedom dying in the name of convenience
By Marshall Connolly, Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

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LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - An unnamed patient recently petitioned Mercy Hospital in Redding, California, to undergo a sterilization procedure after undergoing a C-section birth sometime in late September. The hospital rejected the request, citing ethical directives, the moral teaching of the Catholic Church and natural law. In other words. Participating in the procedure would violate the sincerely-held religious beliefs of the Sisters of Mercy, who run the hospital. The hospital itself is part of the Dignity Health which operates a family of care facilities in Arizona, California and Nevada.

The patient then retained an attorney who asked the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) for help. The ACLU threatened to sue, saying the procedure should be performed because there were no other major medical facilities within easy driving distance of Redding.

Ultimately, the hospital relented and issued this statement, "What we can share is that in general, it is our practice not to provide sterilization services at Dignity Health's Catholic facilities in accordance with the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services.  As such, tubal ligations are not performed in Catholic hospitals except on a case-by-case basis where a formal review by a committee of physicians and others gives permission to perform the procedure."

And that's it. A Catholic hospital, run by the Sisters of Mercy, has been compelled against their will to perform a morally objectionable procedure or face a major lawsuit that could cost millions and rob many other patients, especially the poor, of the care they desperately need. Capitulation in this case is the lesser of the two evils.

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Tell me again how the “Secular Progressives” are not in control of your First Amendment rights!

Sorry, but the Church must defend against “the King”.

One doesn’t compromise on principle. If you do, what do you have?

And, then the “Secular Progressive” left will use that as a precident.

No compromise on principles because it’s a slippery slope.

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