JASPER JOTTINGS Week 40  - 2015 Oct 04  

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

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2015/jj2015W40.html

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POSITRACTION: The 'Guevedoce' males teach us a lesson

2015-Sep-27

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/11874983/Dr-Michael-Mosely-growing-a-penis-at-12.html

Growing a penis at 12: the 'Guevedoce' boys of the Dominican Republic
Scientists and BBC presenter travelled (sic) to the Dominican Republic to meet the 'Guevedoce' males who do not grow a penis until puberty
By Dr Michael Mosely
12:01AM BST 20 Sep 2015

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One of the first people to study this unusual condition was Dr Julianne Imperato, a Cornell endocrinologist. She travelled to this remote part of the Dominican Republic in the 1970s because of strange rumours about girls turning into boys.

She eventually unraveled the mystery of what is going on and by doing so helped make a surprising medical breakthrough.

At conception we all inherit a set of genes from our parents that will, in time instruct our bodies to make us male or female. But for the first few weeks of our lives human embryos are neither. Instead we have a protrusion called a tubercle. If you’re genetically male the Y chromosome instructs the gonads to become testicles. They also send testosterone to the tubercle, where it is converted into a potent hormone called dihydro-testosterone This transforms the tubercle into a penis. If you’re female and don’t make dihydro-testosterone then your tubercle becomes a clitoris.

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By a quirk of chance Dr Imperato’s research was picked up by the American pharmaceutical giant, Merck. They used her discovery to create a drug called finasteride, which blocks the action of 5-α-reductase. IT is now widely used to treat benign enlargement of the prostate and male pattern baldness. For which, I’m sure, many men are truly grateful.

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And, we think we know it all?

Never heard of that condition before.

When I hear all the know it all's spout off about this or that “scientific fact”, it’s like nails on a chalkboard.

Can “we”, at least, develop a little humility about what we assert with such juvenile certainty.

Nothing is ever as it seems and it’s certainly not what the media tells us.

IDK (I don’t know) should be as quick to our mind as MYOB (mind your own business)!

I’ll try to remember that in the future.

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JFACEBOOK: Nicole, Serena [MC????] has a lead

2015-Sep-27


Serena Nicole
3 hrs Mamaroneck, NY


Hey, MC alums! NYC Department of Education Elementary School in Flushing, Queens is seeking a NYS certified teacher for a 4th grade classroom teacher vacancy. The ideal candidate holds both NYS Childhood Education certification and NYS ESL teaching certification, though strong candidates without ESL certification will be considered. Please let me know if you or someone you know is interested!

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Nicole, Serena [MC????]

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Dear John,

            I do not find anything in my 'stuff' for Seena.

                                  Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JFACEBOOK: McAleer, Patricia Nolan [MC1989] urges us to support Charles, Kim [MC1987]

2015-Sep-28

FROM FACEBOOK

by Patricia Nolan McAleer

Click here to support Team Kim by Mark Piscopo

Our friend Kim has been battling breast cancer for the past nine years. It has been an up and down struggle for Kim, her husband,and her two sons ages 12&14. Through it all Kim has managed to maintain a postitive outlook. She never...

Fellow Jaspers, please take a look and support if you can. Kim graduated from Manhattan in '87, she was Kim Charles back then, she hasn't changed one bit, still the same loving, hilarious Kim. We were roomates in Overlook and our bond remains strong after all these years, one of many reasons why Manhattan is so special....friendships are made for life.

https://www.gofundme.com/g7429sak


Our friend Kim has been battling breast cancer for the past nine years. It has been an up and down struggle for Kim, her husband,and her two sons ages 12&14. Through it all Kim has managed to maintain a postitive outlook. She never complains although it is obvious that she is in pain. She is always thinking of others and how she can help them, yet never expects anything in return.

Several months ago Kim found out that the cancer had spread to her liver but that didn't stop Kim from coming to work the next day with her radiant smile. You see Kim is not only a dedicated mother and a terrific friend, she is an amazing teacher. She thinks of creative and innovative ways to inspire her students while silently suffering inside. Whenever you pass her classroom you can hear Kim leading her students in a song or a silly story about math. Kim is an inspiration to all who know her. While the cancer keeps taking from Kim' s body, she keeps on giving to others. She is always the first to volunteer to help out, whether it is school, family , friends, or various charities.

After completing the last several months of chemotherapy, Kim was dealt an even harsher blow..... The cancer has now spread to her brain. Kim is unable to work at the moment due to the immediate need for intense daily radiation treatments on top of her already debilitating chemotherapy. These treatments come at a hefty cost even with medical insurance, We want to raise money so that Kim can concentrate on her health instead of worrying about the financial burden this disease is putting on her husband and her two young boys. Kim has had such a positive impact on all who know her. Let's make a postive impact on Kim!

Please donate…. No amount is too small.

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Charles, Kim [MC1987]

McAleer, Patricia Nolan [MC????]

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Dear John,

             I believe that Patricia is a member of the Class of 1989.

                                   Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McAleer, Patricia Nolan [MC1989]

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Good Aftetnoon All,

From Facebook, through Jasper Jottings, Fellow Jasper Patricia Nolan McAleer has brought to our attention a request and heads up regarding Fellow Jasper and Dear friend of Trish's, Kim Charles '87. I have included below Trish's request and to it I add a request for your prayers for Kim and her Family. Please raise the volume as we pray that Kim wins this battle that she has been fighting so courageously for so long.

gofundme.com is an incredible help sight that contributors from all over, family, friends and complete strangers, out of the goodness and generosity in their hearts contribute with love, compassion and hope. You all know that our Niece, Heather called home very recently and taken by Cancer left a grieving Husband and two small Children 5 & 10. Heather and her Family were on gofundme.com and the response was incredible. Please read Trish's comments and do what you can . Thank you all. Thank you Trish. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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

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MNEWS: Translation by Natalia Imperatori-Lee [MCfaculty]

2015-Sep-28

http://ncronline.org/blogs/ncr-today/pope-s-remarks-sunday-sexual-abuse


Following is the English translation of Pope Francis’ remarks to a gathering of bishops from around the world who are in Philadelphia for the Vatican-sponsored World Meeting of Families. The pope spoke in Spanish. This translation comes from Natalia Imperatori-Lee, an associate professor of religious studies at Manhattan College.

My brother bishops, Good morning.

I carry engraved in my heart the stories of suffering and pain of the minors who were sexually abused by priests. I remain overwhelmed by shame that those persons who were charged with the tender care of these little ones violated them and caused them great harm.

I lament it profoundly. God weeps. The crimes and sins of sexual abuse of minors cannot be kept secret any longer. I commit myself to the zealous watchfulness of the church to protect minors and I promise that all those responsible will be held accountable.

The survivors of abuse have become true heralds of hope and ministers of mercy. Humbly, we owe each of them and their families our gratitude for their immense courage in making Christ’s light to shine upon the evil of sexual abuse of children.

I say this because I have just met with a group of persons abused as children, who are helped and accompanied here in Philadelphia with a special care by Archbishop Chaput. It seemed necessary to communicate this to you.

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JOBIT: Reynolds, Francis W. [MC1958 RIP] on 2015-Sep-27

2015-Sep-28

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lohud/obituary.aspx?n=Francis-W-Reynolds&pid=175955483


Francis W. Reynolds (1929 - 2015)
Obituary

Francis W. Reynolds of Bronxville on Sept.27, 2015.

Beloved Husband of Anne, Loving Father of Jeanne (Rene) Schmidt, Grandfather of Erin and Lauren, Uncle to many nieces and nephews.

After serving in the U.S. Air Force for 4 years he went on to graduate from Manhattan College and earned a graduate degree from Fordham University.

He then had a long career with Catholic Charities of New York.

Calling hours at the Fred H. McGrath & Son Funeral Home, Bronxville between the hours of 2 to4 and 6 to 8 pm Wednesday. Mass of Christian Burial St. Joseph's Church, Bronxville on Thursday, October 1 at 9:45am.

Funeral Home
Fred H. McGrath & Son Inc
20 Cedar St
Bronxville, NY 10708
(914) 337-6770

Published in the lohud.com on Sept. 29, 2015

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Reynolds, Francis W. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/lohud/francis-w-reynolds-condolences/175955483?&nocache=true&cid=addentry&sign=0

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Dear John,

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

                   May He Rest In Peace.

                           Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Reynolds, Francis W. [MC1958 RIP]

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

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

2015-Sep-29

Good Evening All,

From Mike McEneney, our prayers are requested for for the repose of the Soul of Father Martin Corry.

Father Martin was a long time part-time Priest at Mike's Parish, St. Barnabas and later Pastor of St Francis of Rome Parish in Wakefield.

Please keep Father Martin, his Family and Community in your prayers. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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FROM FACEBOOK

Patrice Liquori Athanasidy

I have been trying to write about Fr. Corry since Saturday. Nothing is coming close to doing this mentor, friend and honorary member of our family justice. I decided a glimpse or two over the next couple of days as we say farewell might work better.So today, just my senior year religion class.

I took Christian Humanism with Fr. Corry in senior year--a life-changing class. We read St. Augustine, CS Lewis, and Brideshead Revisted, just to name a few. We listened to music from Bruce Springsteen to opera. We had extra credit assignments which brought us to the top of the Empire State Building at night, and through it all Fr. Corry taught us we could find God there. He taught us to question, reason, and write. He taught us to think, but never forget to feel.

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Athanasidy Patrice Liquori (MC1988)

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JHQ: #ILookLikeAnEngineer - Manhattan College

2015-Sep-30

https://youtu.be/scGiZKz43jo


#ILookLikeAnEngineer - Manhattan College

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[JR: Isn’t this sex discrimination? And it’s “injineer” as in “fat old white guy injineer”. (Everyone knows injineers can’t spell.) But I have to admit those injineers are a lot better looking than my classmates. (Probably smarter too.) Laugh!] 

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JHQ: Alma Mater ESPN3 1/21 and 2/11

2015-Sep-30

[JR: I don’t cover sports but TV appearance are exceptional.] 

http://www.gojaspers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_LANG=C&ATCLID=210378645&DB_OEM_ID=12500


Two Manhattan Home Games Set for ESPN3Manhattan College Athletics-19 hours ago

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – The Manhattan College women's basketball team will be featured on ESPN3 twice during the 2015-16 season, and both contests will take ..

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RIVERDALE, N.Y. – The Manhattan College women’s basketball team will be featured on ESPN3 twice during the 2015-16 season, and both contests will take place at Draddy Gymnasium. Manhattan’s home games against Saint Peter’s (Jan. 21) and Monmouth (Feb. 11) were both selected as a part of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) broadcast package.

This marks the first time since a matchup with Marist on Jan. 25, 2013, that the Manhattan women’s team will have a home game shown on ESPN3. The Jaspers have never previously had two contests at Draddy Gymnasium broadcast nationally in the same season.

“It’s extremely exciting that we’ll get to play a couple games on our new green court on ESPN3,” Head Coach John Olenowski said. “I’m also happy about being able to play with the men’s team on these nights. Hopefully we’ll have a large crowd at both games.”

Both games will start at 5 p.m. and immediately precede a contest involving the two-time defending MAAC champion Manhattan men’s team. The Jasper men take on Monmouth (Jan. 21) and Quinnipiac (Feb. 11) at 8 p.m. each night, with both of those games also being broadcast on ESPN3.

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[JR: I’m marking my calendar. Maybe if the get good ratings, then they will be invited again?]

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

2015-Sep-30

Good Morning All,

 
Mike McEneney asks for our prayers For Msgr. James Cassidy, a good friend of Mike's and his Family. Msgr. Baptized  all four of Mike and Cathie's Children and celebrated Mike and Cathie's 50th Wedding Anniversary Mass. A good manI have had the pleasure of meetings. Msgr is in Calvary Hospital and not doing well. Mike and Ed McEneney visited with him yesterday and although he is not well, he appeared to recognize them. Please keep Msgr. Cassidy, his friends, Family and Community in your prayers as we pray for his recovery. Thank you. God Bless.

 
Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
 
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JNEWS: Whelan, Michael [MC????] seeks borough council in Red Bank

2015-Sep-30

http://www.redbankgreen.com/2015/09/red-bank-council-qa-michael-whelan.html


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2015 09Sep 30 mike whelan 033015

RED BANK COUNCIL Q&A: MICHAEL WHELAN

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Michael Whelan, Republican. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

Election 2015 graphic

The balance of political power is at stake in the November 3 election in Red Bank, which features four candidates for two three-year seats on the borough council. All four have indicated they’ll participate in the West Side Community Group’s annual candidates’ forum at the River Street Commons at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 1. For more information about the event, take it here.

To help voters compare the contenders in terms of personal background and positions on key issues, redbankgreen emailed them identical sets of questions late last week. Here’s what Michael Whelan had to say in response.

Name: Michael Whelan

Age: Will be 24 on October 30th

Address: 69 Maple Ave

Where did you grow up? My parents divorced when I was younger. I lived in a few different towns throughout New Jersey before moving to Red Bank when I was 15

How long have you been a resident of Red Bank? Since May of 2008 with my family, and as of this past summer I now rent with three roommates.

Do you own real estate in town? I am currently renting, but have every intention of buying property once property taxes get under control and some other issues – such as water rates – get resolved.

Did you graduate from college? If so, which school, with what degree? Yes, Manhattan College (Jaspers) with a Political Science degree.

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Whelan, Michael [MC????]

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Dear John,

           I do not find anything in my 'stuff' for Michael. In lightof his age, I think he must be a very recent grad.
 
                        Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JNEWS: Rizopoulos, Perry [MC2013] gets a history lesson

2015-Sep-30

http://riverdalepress.com/stories/Shedding-light-on-Greece-in-WWII,58102


Shedding light on Greece in WWII
By Isabel Angell
Posted 9/30/15

Rizopoulos

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When Perry Rizopoulos was 11 years old, his grandfather, Pericles Rizopoulos, sat him down and showed him an old book. The volume was about 200 pages long, all handwritten. It contained an account of how the older Mr. Rizopoulos and his family survived World War II in their home country of Greece, including his capture by Nazi soldiers as he and his brother were trying to bring home wheat for his family. They were imprisoned in a concentration camp, but eventually escaped. The older Mr. Rizopoulos soon immigrated to the United States, where he settled in the Bronx.

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Rizopoulos, Perry [MC2013]

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MFOUND: St. Patrick's Day of 1973 at Alma Mater?

2015-Sep-30

http://www.4-traders.com/UNITED-CAPITAL-CORP-15020/news/United-Capital--Meade-Brothers-Band-To-Headline-AutoFest-And-Street-Fair-21117536/


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The Meade Brothers Band has been playing together for 42 consecutive years. The band is made up of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Rich Meade; vocalist and lead guitarist Greg Meade; backup vocalist and bassist Capt. John Raguso, and drummer Zach Stern. These four musicians of the original line-up of five got their start during St. Patrick's Day of 1973 at Manhattan College. Since then, the band has played nonstop, from opening for many popular acts including Harry Chapin, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Joe Walsh, to playing countless private venues in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area. The band has found their niche as a rock-and-roll cover band playing the best of the Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Rolling Stones, the Byrds, Steely Dan, Van Morrison, the Allman Brothers and many more.

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[JR: Found it but what do I do with it?] 

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JFACEBOOK: Macri, John [MC????] disputes Yogi's advice

2015-Oct-02

FROM FACEBOOK

John Macri via New Jersey Clinical & Sport Psychology by John E. Macri, Ph.D

The Mental Aspects Of Sport Performance From The Big Leagues To Youth

http://njsportpsychology.com/2015/10/mental-aspects-sport-performance/


http://njsportpsychology.com/about-dr-john-e-macri/


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Macri, John [MC????]

[JR: Nah, "Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical." - Yogi Berra ] 

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

2015-Oct-02

Good Afternoon All, From John Reinke, Jasper Jottings, we have received a prayer request for Fellow Jasper, Jack {Privacy Invoked}. His Family and Friends ask for our prayers for Jack and we need to raise the volume to help bring healing to Jack. Please keep Jack, his family and friends in your prayers. Thank you John for bringing this to our attention. Thank you.God Bless. Phil Colon

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JNEWS: Monahan, Robert [MC1974] STAR OF QUEENS

2015-Oct-02

http://www.timesnewsweekly.com/news/2015-10-01/Local_News/SCOTT_BARONS_STAR_OF_QUEENS.html


SCOTT BARON’S STAR OF QUEENS

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
GREATER RIDGEWOOD YOUTH COUNCIL
BY ROBERT POZARYCKI

BACKGROUND—Robert Monahan grew up in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. He graduated from the LaSalle Academy and Manhattan College, then returned to LaSalle as a science teacher, educating young men in earth science, physical science and biology. After marrying his wife in 1974, they relocated to Glendale and raised a family of three. They now have six grandsons, with two more on the way.

Monahan took a job at the Greater Ridgewood Youth Council (GRYC) while teaching at LaSalle; both positions wound up being full-time jobs for him. “I would teach at LaSalle, then come out to the youth council and work from 3 to 10 p.m.,” he said. “I did that for a year, then the executive director of the GRYC left, and I was promoted to that position.”

OCCUPATION—Monahan first served as GRYC executive director from 1982 to 1990, then moved on to the Police Athletic League for 10 years. Since returning to the GRYC in 2000, Monahan helped grow the organization into a borough-wide juggernaut. Today, the GRYC—powered by an $8 million annual budget—offers after-school activities, tutoring, internships and other programs at 30 different locations to 2,700 youths across Queens.

“We’re as far out as Rosedale and Bayside and as close as our Ridgewood headquarters, where we have UPK [universal pre-kindergarten],” he said. The organization has been “blessed” to receive support from local elected officials through the years to help grow the GRYC into what it is today.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT—Outside of the GRYC, Monahan is primarily involved with the Kiwanis Club of Glendale, a chapter of Kiwanis International, which raises funds for local and global causes aimed at improving the lives of children everywhere. In the past, he served as chair of the Glendale Kiwanis Scholarship Committee, which hands out thousands of dollars in scholarships annually to middle and high school students toward higher education. Monahan is also a member of the Knights of Columbus and previously supported the Ronald McDonald House. He is also involved with Cursillo, a spiritual religious retreat program for young adults.

BIGGEST CHALLENGE—Though grateful for the support that has helped grow the GRYC by leaps and bounds over the last decade, Monahan said the biggest challenge he faces is acquiring even greater funds to serve more youths throughout Queens. “We could probably serve 5,000 kids a day if we had additional funding,” he said. “We have waiting lists everywhere. Our biggest challenge is to be able to service all the kids that need service and their families.”

Help is on the way for the GRYC as the organization—through funds allocated from local officials—aims to open a state-of-the-art youth center next year at the former Garity Post on Fairview Avenue in Ridgewood.

BIGGEST INSPIRATION— “Obviously, my family is my biggest inspiration,” Monahan said. “I try to bring that whole atmosphere to the youth council, so my staff and the accomplishments they achieve every day is over the edge for me. It’s a blast coming to work for me.”

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Monahan, Robert [MC????]

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Dear John,

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

                                  Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Monahan, Robert [MC1974]

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JOY: DiBiase, Dario Domenico [MC2010] engaged

2015-Oct-02

http://www.northjersey.com/community-news/celebrations/engagements/elizabeth-ann-hughes-dario-domenico-dibiase-1.1422666


2015 10Oct 02 DiBiase

Hillsdale - Mark and Ellen Sorensen of Hillsdale are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Ann Hughes, to Dario Domenico DiBiase, son of Rocco and Caterina DiBiase of Astoria, N.Y.

The couple met in 2010 through a close mutual friend.

The bride-to-be graduated from Keene State College, Keene, N.H., with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She is a graphic designer with Tag Worldwide, in Manhattan, N.Y.

The future groom received his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from Manhattan College, Riverdale, N.Y. He is a Field Engineer with Skanska USA Civil, in Queens, N.Y.

The happy couple is planning an autumn 2016 wedding.

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DiBiase, Dario Domenico [MC????]

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Good Evening All,

 
From Jasper Jottings,
 
We are happy to celebtate and Congratulate Dario D. DiBiase ' 10 BS upon his announced Engagement to Ms. Elizabeth Ann Hughes as announced by her Parents, Mark and Ellen Sorensen of Hillsdale. The couple plan an Autumn,  2016, Wedding. A prayer for them as they prepare for their life's Journey together is certainly in order. Thank you. God Bless.

 
Phil Colon
 
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
 
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DiBiase, Dario Domenico [MC2010]

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

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Dear John,

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

                          Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JHQ: Kennedy, William J. [MC1963] honored by Alma Mater

2015-Oct-02

http://manhattan.edu/news/william-j-kennedy-63-phd-be-honored-fall-honors-convocation


William J. Kennedy ’63, Ph.D., To Be Honored at Fall Honors Convocation

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William J. Kennedy ’63, Ph.D., Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities at Cornell University, will receive an honorary doctorate in humane letters at Manhattan College’s annual Fall Honors Convocation on Sunday, Oct. 4 at 3 p.m.

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Kennedy, William J. [MC1963]

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JOBIT: Davis, Emma Jean [MC1977 RIP] on 2015-Sep-25

2015-Oct-02

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lohud/obituary.aspx?n=Emma-Jean-Davis&pid=175986130


Emma Jean Davis
Obituary


Mrs. Emma Jean Davis, one of Westchester County, New York's most distinguished and respected educators, musicians and community advocates, passed away peacefully after a long illness on September 25, 2015 in Weston, Florida.

Born in Mount Vernon, NY, she was the second child of the late Elleana May and William Augustus Chavers, Sr. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 55 years, Charles Marvin Davis, as well as two sisters (Evelyn Chavers Hawks and Willimay Chavers) and a brother (William Augustus Chavers, Jr.). She leaves to cherish her memory two sons, Ricky Bernard William Davis, Sr. (Rosalind Victoria ) of Stamford, CT and Shaun Marvin Davis (Tanya Yvette) of Weston, FL, five grandchildren (Rachel (Tavaras), Sinecio (Kari), Ricky Jr., Shauna and Ashley), two great-grandchildren (Cristian and Taylor), her two best friends Eloise Davis and Edmonia Snipe, both of Mount Vernon, NY, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

"Blossom", a childhood nickname given to her because of her bright disposition and bubbly personality, joined the Macedonia Baptist Church (Mount Vernon) at a very early age and actively participated in the Sunday School, B.T.U. and Junior choir. She received her undergraduate degree in Education from Hunter College in the Bronx and two masters' degrees from Hunter College and Manhattan College, respectively.

Mrs. Davis taught in the Mount Vernon school system for a total of twenty three years, and thereafter was promoted to Assistant Principal at A.B. Davis Middle School where she served in that capacity for eleven years until her retirement in 1998. During this time, she was credited with, among other things, the creation of a mentoring program that pairs members of the business and professional community with "at risk" youth to provide them with advice, guidance and much needed adult role models.

Mrs. Davis' passion for music is widely known, and she served as Music Director at numerous churches throughout lower Westchester County and the Bronx during her life. She was honored as Director of Music Emeritus of the Grace Baptist Church on Dyre Avenue in the Bronx.

She was also strongly committed to the advancement of African American women and the uplifting and betterment of African American youth, as evidenced by her leadership of and involvement in numerous women's and youth organizations. To this end, Mrs. Davis founded the Tri-County Women's Club, Tri-County Young Adult Club and Tri-County Youth Club and also served in numerous community service organizations including the Women's Welfare Club of Mount Vernon and the High C's, and is past Eastern Regional Scholarship Chairperson of the National Association of Negro Musicians. She was the last living Charter Member of the Westchester Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., which was chartered in 1959.

Mrs. Davis received numerous honors and recognitions over the years including, amongst others, the Mount Vernon School District's Outstanding Service Employee Award and the Mayor's Award.

Viewing (8-10 am) and services (10 am - 12 pm) will be held at Macedonia Baptist Church, 141 S. 9th Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY (914-667-2333) on Saturday, October 3, 2015. The services have been entrusted to Camelot Funeral Home, 174 Stevens Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY 10550. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made payable to The Emma Jean Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund and sent to the Tri-County Women's Club, PO Box 3837, Mount Vernon, NY 10550.

Funeral Home
Camelot Funeral Home Inc
174 Stevens Ave
Mount Vernon, NY 10550
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Published in the lohud.com on Oct. 2, 2015

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Davis, Emma Jean [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/lohud/emma-jean-davis-condolences/175986130?cid=full

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Good Evening All,
 
From Jasper Jottings, our prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Fellow Jasper Emma Jean Davis '77MA. We pray for Mrs. Davis, her husband, of 55 years, Charles Marvin Davis, who predeceased her, their two Sons Ricky and Shaun and their Families, as they mourn the loss of their loved one. Below is an Obituary posted by the Family of this accomplished Educator, Musician and Community Advocates.Thank you. God Bless.
 
Phil Colon
 
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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.
 
Davis, Emma Jean [MC1977 RIP]
 
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Dear John,

            I believe that Emma Jean received her Masters in 1977.

                 May She Rest In Peace.

                           Mike
 
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
 
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
 
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JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) calls attention to a Guest Book

2015-Oct-02

FROM: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
3:57 PM (6 hours ago)
to

Dear Fellow Jasper's,

          I urge you to read the entries in the Guest Book for the late John H. Mark, Esq. ’00, the son of John H Mark, ’71, and see what an enormous impression one JASPER made on people from all over the world. It is a tribute to him, his family and the College.


                 May He Rest In Peace!

                              Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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Subject: [JasperJottingsEditorial]
Date: Fri, 2 Oct 2015 15:08:19 -0400
From: Jasper Fjohn68
To:jasperjottingseditorial

 

September 23, 2015

I was saddened to learn of CAPT Mark's passing. I work in the Pentagon (same floor and corridor) and I would see CAPT Mark all time. Every time I saw John he had a smile on his face. Although we did not know each other personally we had a special routine of smiling, saying "Good morning / afternoon" and asking each other how was the weekend :) He was very friendly. Blessings and Rest in Peace. I know John is smiling!

~

Andrea Gibson,

Maryland

 

September 19, 2015

John and Angela, so sorry to hear about your loss of John, words cannot explain our feelings. You are in our prayers always. Richie and Janna

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Richard Kreps,

Carmel, New York

September 18, 2015

Dear Angela and John, We just became aware of your precious son's passing. We still have a photo of John you sent us one year with a Christmas card and the various notes letting us know how you and John Jr. were doing. We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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Jane & Charlie Parlato,

Glen Cove, New York

September 17, 2015

I am greatly saddened by this. Mark rode with us in B Troop, 4th U.S. Cavalry (Memorial) while he was at Fort Huachuca. He always had a smile on his face and always had a funny story to tell. I will miss him.

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Christopher Zimmerman,

Whetstone, Arizona

September 14, 2015

I only knew John for a short time but he made a world of difference to me. Capt. Mark and Hayley attended a training conference in DC this past August. Prior to the conference, he contacted me, offering any assistance he could from the Washington area. He would check in with me continuously to see if he could assist in any way. During the week of the conference, John gave me a flag he had flown over the Pentagon. I will remember you forever.

My prayers are with you and your family. RIP Capt.

~

Mike Corrado,

New Jersey

September 13, 2015

I'm deeply sorry for your loss. Captain Mark was such a great happy individual. Prior to going on leave we were talking about investment properties in NY and how excited he was for investing with his Dad. I'm going to miss your cheerful smile. God bless you.

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George Sanchez,

Woodbridge, Virginia

September 13, 2015

Members of the National Press Club add our condolences to the family and friends of Capt. Mark. He was a member of our Club and of this world for far too short a time.

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Kenneth Dalecki,

Washington, District of Columbia

September 12, 2015

such a wonderful person who will be missed tremendously he touched everyone with his manner, RIP John

~

Rose Jimenez,

Manhattan College, New York

September 11, 2015

John made a wonderful impression wherever he went and made a difference in his life. The Fort Huachuca legal community and the Buffalo Soldiers will miss him. He always had a smile and a good story to share. I still have a New York mug he gave me and it is more special now. Rest in peace, my friend.

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Dan Haws,

Fort Huachuca, Arizona

September 11, 2015

My deepest condolences to all of John's family and friends around the world.

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Craig Schmauder,

The Pentagon, OGC, District of Columbia

September 11, 2015

Dear LT Mark, I am so sorry for your lose. May God look out for your and your family.

~

Joseph Paolillo,

Glen Head, New York

September 11, 2015

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Jennifer Milio,

New York, New York

September 10, 2015

John was one of the few people I can confidently say was a genuinely good man. He was always there for me when I needed a friendly ear. I have no words to express my feelings at this time except that you will be truly missed, but never forgotten.

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Jose Moncayo,

White Sands, New Mexico

September 09, 2015

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. What an amazing person. You'll be missed CPT Mark

~

Nakava Kibunzi,

Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

September 09, 2015

I first met John as an OBC classmate and our paths crossed numerous times in the JAG Corps, as I replaced him as the Senior Defense Counsel at Fort Huachuca. Whether we were talking cases or just joking around about life, John was one of my favorite people to talk to. He was engaging, caring, humble, and as funny as anyone I've ever met. I'm incredibly sorry for your loss.

~

Steve Cincotta

September 09, 2015

I can't believe you're gone. RIP my friend and see in the future.

Eric

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Eric Sanford,

Jersey, New Jersey

September 09, 2015

Angela and John,

My thoughts and prayers are with you. John's smile, laughter and warm presence will always be missed. He greeted all with a smile and lit up the room immediately. From the first time I met him in Afghanistan, when he greeted me with, Hey, buckaroo, to my service with him in Kuwait and the Pentagon, he always brought out the humor in any situation.

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Lyn Juarez,

Sanford, North Carolina

September 09, 2015

To John, Angela and Grandma Mary,

Prayers of comfort are said. John or Jay as I called him, will be missed. He is with you and all of us who love him always. Bless John's memory always.Love Sherri

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Sherri Bolster,

Glens Falls, New York

September 09, 2015

May your light shine bright. Sending love to ALL that you've touched... Love to your family and friends.

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Jenn Geddie,

Bulverde, Texas

September 09, 2015

John was my student at Manhattan College. He was smart, dedicated, and always a delight to spend time with. No matter how busy I might have been, I was always happy to find him walking into my office just to shoot the breeze. He was that rarest of human beings: a pure pleasure.

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Rocco Marinaccio,

The Bronx, New York

September 08, 2015

Dear Angela and John,

We are so sorry for your loss. John was an incredible person and will be greatly missed. Our deepest condolences.

 

With all our love,

Terri & David

San Diego, California

September 08, 2015

Our prayers are with you and for him.

May God give you strenght to bear this burden.

~

Joe and Brigitte Monturo,

Mary Esther, Florida

September 08, 2015

John & Angela,

Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family at this sad and difficult time. JH was a fine young man!! May he rest in peace and may God give you strength. We will keep you in our prayers. God Bless. Matt, Judy & Ian Williams

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Matt Williams,

Fleischmanns ,NY

September 08, 2015

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A. Santos

September 08, 2015

I worked with CPT Mark for only two weeks, at the Pentagon, last year. He was the nicest guy in the office, introduced me to everyone, invited me to lunch daily, and gave me his expert tour of the Pentagon with the zeal and patriotism of a great Soldier. Although I knew him briefly I felt I had made a dependable friend. May he rest in peace. MAJ Bruce Fein

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Bruce Fein,

Great Falls, Virginia

September 08, 2015

He was one of the nicest customers I had the pleasure of coming in contact with here at work. He was always getting flags flown for someone. Always with the biggest smile on his face and never a unkind word about anything or anybody. I will surely miss his smiling face and upbeat personality.

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Rosalind Taylor,

Woodbridge, Virginia

September 08, 2015

I had the great fortune to serve as one of John's vice presidents of the Student Bar Association during our third year at Law school. He beat out one of my closest friends to win that year, and I was prepared to dislike him for having beaten her, which was both completely unfair and completely impossible. John was quite possibly the most genuine person I have ever known. Even in times when I saw him frustrated by roadblocks or red tape he never failed to be positive and kind about every situation. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to have been even just a very brief part of his life. I am not exaggerating when I say that humanity has suffered a blow at the loss of him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones.

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Nicole Walsh,

New York, New York

September 08, 2015

John always had a smile for everyone. Always a stand up guy. You'll be missed, John. May the road rise to meet you.

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Brian Gibbons,

Manhasset, New York

September 08, 2015

My prayer go to his family

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Kenneth Hall Family,

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

September 08, 2015

I had the great joy of working with John at Fort Huachuca. His smile was amazing, and he made the office better because he was a part of it. He was the only JAG who volunteered in the Buffalo Soldier riding unit. They staged a "charge" across the parade ground as part of most ceremonies. He and his horse Wyatt were never first, but were a lot of fun to watch. John was a good, loving, funny and smart man. He must have had an amazing family to raise such a great man. Thank you to his whole family for giving us such a wonderful person to know and love. Karen Judkins COL (Ret)

 

September 08, 2015

John is the nicest soul to come out of Woodside, Queens. He brightened its streets with his smile and good nature, then put his smarts and talents to use on behalf of this country. Along the way, he managed to be a constant and true, dear friend to my cousin, my family, and the community. I wish I knew him better than I did, but I feel lucky just to say I knew him. He accomplished so much in such a short time and made my hometown proud. RIP John Henry. You won't be forgotten.

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Jerry Andrews,

Yonkers, New York

September 08, 2015

We were so blessed to have John in our lives. He was truly one of the nicest and most thoughtful persons we've ever known. What an inspiration and role model for all of us. You will be missed John Henry.

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Patrick and Bonnie Murphy,

Liberty Lake, Washington

September 08, 2015

I met John serving in Kuwait/Afghanistan. His loss is palpable. He was the rare person who humbly made everyone else better. You instantly liked him, and you never forget him. He thought critically about the nature of public service. It wasn't a concept to him; he valued it. It was a part of him. So was kindness. It was his natural state. Informed by his real compassion and understanding, he was, always, warm, inviting, funny. He was also a brilliant attorney, and I learned a great deal from him, in and out of courtrooms. I am so thankful to have known him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family now.

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Robert Taylor,

Denver, Colorado

September 08, 2015

My deepest sympathies to John's family and friends. May you be comforted by your happiest memories of John in this sad time. John left a lasting impact on his law school classmates. It comes as no surprise that he continued to serve his country and the needs of his fellow service members. May he rest in peace.

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Taragh Maples-Mulvihill,

Chandler, Arizona

September 08, 2015

John and Angela,

We pray for you and John Henry at this very difficult time. He really lit up the lives of those who knew him, a beautiful person is gone to the heavens way too soon.

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Revelo-Montoya Family,

Sunnyside, New York

September 08, 2015

"Look at this guy!" From John's Fonzi the lie-detector dog story, to calling the Kuwait Courtroom "America," during a Court-Martial, his stories just never ended. HIs was the kindest, funniest, most reliable friend one could have. I still remember the day we picked him up at Ali Al Saleem, where we first met, and it was like we had known each other for ever. His presence made everyone a better person. He was a man of honor, a man who would not let a bad moment ruin his day, and a wrong situation ruin a friendship. He knew how and when accept his mistakes and fix them right away, so relationships could continue as they never suffered. His attention to details will be missed. He would never forget to celebrate the dullest of moments as they were the greatest. There is so much more I can say, but i find myself repeating how great he was. I pray for all his fiends, and specially for John. Sr, Angela and Haylee. May the Lord grant you peace in you hearts and provide you with the comfort that he lived a life of excitement. I cannot say he is in a better place right now, because there was nothing wrong with having him here. I will miss him and will never forget.

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Javier Lopez,

San Juan, Puerto Rico

September 08, 2015

My prayers go out to his family. John Henry was my friend. Every childhood memory I ever had he was in it. He will be missed. I will carry him with me in my heart. I remember he was a nice guy and he always made people laugh. That's how I will remember him.

 

Your Friend

 

Sandy Lesnick

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Sandy Lesnick,

Palm Coast, Florida

September 08, 2015

Words can not express my deep sadness at the loss of such an incredible man. CPT Mark will be forever in my heart. The world will never be the same. Rest in paradise, Sir!

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Heidi Collins,

Sierra Vista, Arizona

September 08, 2015

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of John. He was always smiling. He was a fantastic individual who will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.

 

Please accept my sincere and heartfelt condolences at this most difficult of times and please pass these feelings onto your family.

~

Lorraine Bradley,

Brandywine, Maryland

September 08, 2015

John was a bright inspiration to everyone. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Be assured God is watching over him.

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Mary Erazo,

Rego Park, New York

September 08, 2015

Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you. John was an inspirational human being, truly the most positive person I've encountered, as well as a tremendous officer, leader, and lawyer. He is missed.

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Cory Simpson,

Silver Spring, Maryland

September 08, 2015

John, It was an honor and a blessing to have known you. A gentleman smart, honest, genuine, charismatic, an exceptional young men that touched and inspired many lives. The greatest son and friend you can ask for with wonderful parents that adore you. Thank you for making everyone around you feel protected, loved and cared. You were always an Angel walking beside us. You will always be in our hearts and minds..Dios te Bendiga .

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Pat Mcguire,

New York, New York

September 08, 2015

I had the honor of serving with John in Kuwait/Afghanistan. He was compassionate, intelligent, witty, and courageous. He made friends wherever he went and lit up the room with his smile. I am praying for his family and his friends as we all mourn the loss of a great officer, brilliant attorney, and true friend.

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Sean Park,

Washington, District of Columbia

September 08, 2015

My heart goes out to John's family and friends. John brought joy to all who had the honor of knowing him. He will be deeply missed.

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Sue Lynch,

Alexandria, Virginia

September 08, 2015

I wanted to extend my deepest condolences to John's family. Although he was a few years apart from me in high school, I got to know him a bit better through the speech team. His humor and kindness were evident in every interaction, so much so that even to more casual acquaintances like myself, he stood out. The world needs more people like John. He made everyone feel special. My prayers are with you.

~

Sam Tringali,

New York, New York

September 08, 2015

John was always cheerful and happy, he had a way in making everyone smile, I will miss him dearly. My sincere condolences, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

~

Jane Estrada,

Woodbridge, Virginia

September 08, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss, I am very fortunate to have known this kind and wonderful man who brighten the lives of those he met.

 

Rose Jimenez

September 08, 2015

My deepest sympathies for your loss. John was a terrific spirit and talented officer. I am thankful I had the opportunity to get to know him. He will be deeply missed.

~

Mark Milhiser,

Alexandria, Virginia

September 08, 2015

My deepest sympathies are extended to John's family. They are in my thoughts and prayers.

 

In the short time I had the privilege to know John, I was enormously impressed by his attitude, his professional competence, and his personal courage and fortitude. He was the very best this country has. I was proud to know him, however briefly. Thank you John, for your service; it was an honor to serve with you.

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Walt Hudson,

Washington, District of Columbia

September 08, 2015

John was a blessing and a breath of fresh air to the U.S. Army JAG Corps. He was someone I always enjoyed working with and talking too. He was smart, but didn't flaunt it. He was a leader that people would follow without being ordered to follow. I always looked forward to seeing John. He truly made the world a better place with his presence.

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Ken Hall,

Fort Bragg, North Carolina

September 08, 2015

An amazing man who brightened the lives of everyone he met. He lived life to the fullest.

~

Richie Newman,

Rio Grande Valley, Texas

September 07, 2015

My deepest sympathies. John and I thought we had first met when we were in the same class at JAOBC in 2007, but we later learned that our paths had crossed much earlier as we were both born on September 14, 1978 at Lenox Hill Hospital. All who ever met John miss Will miss his spirit and light, but I will never forgot my JAG Corps twin.

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Heather Tenney,

Columbia, Maryland

September 07, 2015

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I count myself fortunate and lucky to have known John; he was a remarkable individual brimming with infectious happiness and optimism. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

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Travis Sommer,

Woodbridge, Virginia

September 07, 2015

I deployed from Ft Benning with John in 2012. He was an excellent officer and attorney but an even better person. I am so sorry for all of our loss; he really was one of those people you just knew impacted everyone he met.

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MAJ Melissa Covolesky,

Ft. Meade, Maryland

September 07, 2015

Thank you for sharing your son with us. He had that unique ability to put everyone at ease, make everyone feel appreciated, and deliver the well-timed comic relief we all needed (daily!). John will be missed.

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Von Kliem,

Alexandria, Virginia

September 07, 2015

With deepest sympathy to John's family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

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Denise Williams,

Bronx, New York

September 07, 2015

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Michael Russo,

Fort Benning, Georgia

September 07, 2015

I am terribly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with John and your family. In both spirit and character, John was as good as they come. While we may weap, heaven is certainly now a better place.

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Mike Devine,

Alexandria, Virginia

September 07, 2015

Dear Angela, John and Mrs Luca,

Words seem inadequate to express the sorrow felt by the loss of John Henry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.

Nuckols Family

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Tuula Nuckols,

Espoo, Finland

September 07, 2015

John was a wonderful person and a good friend. He was the best president that St. John's has ever had. I know that we all miss him and may not understand why this happened, but our lives are so much better with having known John. Prayers for John and all of his friends and family.

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Dana,

Albuquerque, New Mexico

September 07, 2015

John was a great guy to work for and an even better friend to have. He introduced me to Rambo First Blood and that is what I ended up calling him. He was so dependable and such a happy guy. It breaks my heart that he is no longer with us. I'm gonna miss you brother

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Debo Kuye,

Tamarac, Florida

September 07, 2015

My most profound condolences. Every interaction with John was an absolute pleasure; he will be deeply missed.

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LTC Derek Brown,

Oakton, Virginia

September 07, 2015

His smile lit up every room he entered.

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Katharine Adams

September 07, 2015

John Mark was a beautiful person with a beautiful soul. To have such a person leave this world so quickly is heartbreaking, but it's no surprise to see how many lives he's touched and inspired during his life. Rest in Peace John Mark, fellow Jasper and friend.

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Jennifer Frankola,

Sunnyside, New York

September 07, 2015

Although he is no longer physically with us, may we all find comfort knowing that John's charismatic smile and selfless spirit will live on in the hearts of so many.

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Emily

September 07, 2015

My heartfelt condolences to all of John's family. Words cannot describe the joy he brought into the lives of those of us who knew him.

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Tom Modeszto,

Fairfax, Virginia

September 07, 2015

Sincere condolences for your loss. May the loving support of family and friends (Proverbs 17:17) bring you comfort as you cherish the memories.

September 07, 2015

The Manhattan College alumni community shares the grief, and is now praying for our fellow alumni and the family at this time. The Alumni Office has been informed. As well as the Jasper Jottings community that I personally can reach. We are all a little poorer now. "No man is an island, entire of itself ... any mans death diminishes me". We are sorry for your loss.

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fjohn reinke (mc1968),

keene, New Hampshire

September 07, 2015

John and Angela,

Words provide little comfort during such a time, so I pray for you and JH. I pray that he will provide you with understanding and strength.

Pam Jimenez

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Pamela Jimenez,

Yonkers, New York

September 07, 2015

John was a truly exceptional person. He brought happiness and good will to every life he touched.

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COL (Ret) Everett Maynard,

Sierra Vista, Arizona

September 07, 2015

We are so saddened and shocked at the loss of this wonderful young man. Our deepest condolences and prayers go out to his adoring parents . John and Angela, you raised an outstanding son, who will be missed by so many.

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Susanne Mars,

Lakewood, New Jersey

September 07, 2015

Dear John and Angela,

We cannot understand God's timing, but, we do know that JH is safely at home in his heavenly Father's arms.

During the course of his schooling and military career, John touched many lives and made such a positive impact. You will never know the far reaching influence he had on those who crossed paths with him. As you struggle in the days, weeks and months ahead realize that his positive attitude, kind words, work ethics and smile will continue to have an impact.

My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

~

Sandra Stine,

Vandalia, Illinois

September 07, 2015

I never met John in person, but I relied on the quality legal advice that he sent to the Soldiers in the field. He did alot of good and will be missed.

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Chip

September 07, 2015

John Mark gave us all a blueprint for life on earth.

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Wesley West,

Austin, Texas

September 07, 2015

Sir- You were only in my life for a short amount of time, yet the grief I feel at your passing feels as though we've been friends for longer. You were an amazing Soldier and Officer and it was privilege being able to know you. Rest In Peace.

~

Adriana Snydstrup,

Alexandria, Virginia

September 07, 2015

John was a man defined by kindness and a desire to help others. We are all better people for having known him. God Bless.

~

Neil Schleifer,

Bronxville, New York

September 07, 2015

Absolutely stunned. What an amazing guy and always a smile on his face. Thoughts and prayers to his friends and family.

~

Rick Johnson,

Stafford, Virginia

September 07, 2015

Sir, thank you for all the light that you brought into a dark world. You will be missed terribly.

~

Anthony Cosme

September 07, 2015

Gone too soon. Guess God needed another wonderful angel.Take comfort in the knowledge of what a wonderful son John was. Although he was only yours for a short time, he is with God forever.

~

Mary Brown,

Maitland, Florida

September 07, 2015

John.....You left us too soon...a true gentleman, you will be missed but always remembered.

~

Michael Russo,

Roswell, Georgia

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ENDNOTE: A very swift torrent, a river rushing down between rocky walls

2015-Oct-03

FROM A FACEBOOK FRIEND

http://www.treknews.net/2015/09/21/emmy-awards-in-memoriam-tribute-leonard-nimoy/


Emmy Awards In Memoriam Pays Tribute To Leonard Nimoy

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"Picture a very swift torrent, a river rushing down between rocky walls. There is a long, shallow bar of sand and gravel that runs right down the middle of the river. It is under water. You are born and you have to stand on that narrow, submerged bar, where everyone stands. The ones born before you, the ones older than you, are upriver from you. The younger ones stand braced on the bar downriver. And the whole long bar is slowly moving down that river of time, washing away at the upstream end and building up downstream.

"Your time, the time of all your contemporaries, schoolmates, your loves and your adversaries, is that part of the shifting bar on which you stand. And it is crowded at first. You can see the way it thins out, upstream from you. The old ones are washed away and their bodies go swiftly by, like logs in the current. Downstream where the younger ones stand thick, you can see them flounder, lose footing, wash away. Always there is more room where you stand, but always the swift water grows deeper, and you feel the shift of the sand and the gravel under your feet as the river wears it away. Someone looking for a safer place can nudge you off balance, and you are gone. Someone who has stood beside you for a long time gives a forlorn cry and you reach to catch their hand, but the fingertips slide away and they are gone.

"There are the sounds in the rocky gorge, the roar of the water, the shifting, gritty sound of sand and gravel underfoot, the forlorn cries of despair as the nearby ones, and the ones upstream, are taken by the current. Some old ones who stand on a good place, well braced, understanding currents and balance, last a long time. A Churchill, fat cigar atilt, sourly amused at his own endurance and, in the end, indifferent to rivers and the rage of waters. Far downstream from you are the thin, startled cries of the ones who never got planted, never got set, never quite understood the message of the torrent." -- John D. MacDonald

*** end quote ***

Doing the Jasper Obits makes me sad.

I hope in the future some time, every story can be captured.

Till then, we just have to do our best.

Sadly.

LLAP!

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