JASPER JOTTINGS Week 46  - 2015 Nov 16    

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



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POSITRACTION: What happens when you have a canceled wedding?



Canceled wedding becomes banquet for homeless
After finding out that the groom-to-be got cold feet, a Sacramento family decides to keep their banquet reservation but invite a different group of guests.
By Cathaleen Chen, Staff
OCTOBER 18, 2015

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Instead of calling off their daughter's $35,000 wedding, the Duanes decided to keep the reception. But it wasn’t the original 120 guests who came Saturday – it was Sacramento’s homeless population.

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What a cadd!

But at least it didn’t go to waste.

Maybe if we say prayers for the jilted bride and praise her and her family for their charity, then it will become an acceptable solution for all the future “cancellations”.


Dona Nobis Pacem

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JFACEBOOK: Kiang, Jayson [MC1996] at Longwood High School


Jayson Kiang with Jeanne Barron Knudsen
November 4 at 4:11pm Miller Place, NY

2015 11Nov 07 Jayson Kiang

Longwood High School teachers on College Day! Pictured L-R Dana Ciminelli '12, myself '96, and Jeanne Knudsen '83

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Ciminelli, Dana [MC2012]

Kiang, Jayson [MC1996]

Knudsen, Jeanne [MC1983]

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JOBIT: Norton, Joseph F. [MC1960 RIP] on 2015-Nov-05



Joseph Norton

NORTON Joseph F., 76, of Ringwood passed away Nov. 5th after a brief illness.

Beloved husband of Carol (White) Norton for 55 years. Devoted father of Carol Miller and husband John, Kenneth and wife Rose, Lisa Holton and husband Sean and Robert Norton. Loving grandfather of John and Elizabeth Miller, Patrick, Kyle and Caroline Holton.

Born in Charlotte, NC. He is the son of the late Herman and Laura (Duncan) Norton.

He graduated from Manhattan College in 1960 with a BS degree in Electrical Engineering and a MS degree from George Washington University. He spent many years in Telecommunications working for ITT and Western Union. He was an early pioneer in computer modem technology.

He also was a past lector at St. Mary's church for many years. He will be sadly missed and remembered for his kindness, quick wit, honesty and devotion to his family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research or charity of choice . Services to be held at Oakland Memorial Home 330 Ramapo Valley Road, Oakland, NJ. 07436. Arrangements by the Oakland Memorial Home. For Additional information, condolences please visit Oaklandmemorial.com

Funeral Home
Oakland Memorial Home
330 Ramapo Valley Road
Oakland, NJ 07436
(201) 337-6161

Published in The Record on Nov. 8, 2015


Norton, Joseph F. [MC1960 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/northjersey/joseph-norton-condolences/176391899?cid=full

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

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JOBIT: Magee, Bill [MC1974 RIP] 2015-Nov-06



H.S. boys track: Bergen Catholic track community mourns death of coach
November 8, 2015 Last updated: Sunday, November 8, 2015, 1:20 AM
The Record

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Bill Magee, the Bergen Catholic track coach and the Bergen County 2014-2015 Coach of the Year in indoor track and field, died early Friday morning at Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck.

Magee, whose father, Bernie, had helped start the New Jersey Catholic Track Conference (NJCTC) in 1957, had coached at Bergen Catholic since 2008 and was the co-head coach in 2012 before being named the Crusaders’ indoor and outdoor coach in 2013.

Magee, who graduated from Roselle Catholic High School in 1970 and Manhattan College four years later, led the Crusaders to four straight Big North United indoor titles and a Bergen Relays indoor win last winter, earning the Crusaders the honor of The Record boys indoor Team of the Year.

"His genius was building rapport across all generations," said BC assistant coach Bill Leonard, himself an All-Bergen standout in the 1970s. "He knew how to draw things together and you could always count on Bill, not only in athletics but in everything involving the school."

Magee, a Maywood resident, coached at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Newark and several small New York schools and was a longtime New Jersey track official before he returned to coaching at Bergen Catholic.

"He was masterful at the seams and was somebody who brought people together," said Leonard. "He got along great with the whole coaching staff at school, not just track, and got athletes from other sports who helped our program win."

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Funeral arrangements are still pending.


Magee, Bill [MC1974 RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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JFOUND: Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1957) 60th year FSC


2015 11Nov 08 flynn

Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1957)

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JHQ: 2015 HoF


2015 11Nov 08 HOF

Manhattan College Alumni Page \ 13 hrs  

Congratulations to the 2015 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees and thank you to everyone who came out to support these amazing Jaspers last night!

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JLINKEDIN: Messina, Joseph [MC2012] Project Engineer at Graphalloy



Messina, Joseph [MC2012]
Project Engineer at Graphalloy (r) Div. Graphite Metallizing Corp
Yonkers, New York


Innovative and adaptable mechanical engineering leader with a strong history of process improvement and capacity increasing projects. Crucial aid to manufacturing and R&D teams.

Concentrations include: Process Improvement Project Management, CNC manufacturing, CAD/CAM, FEA, QA/QC equipment and development, ISO 9001 compliance, Lead Internal Auditing, Manufacturing Training/Instruction Writing, GD&T, DOE, Gage R&R, SPC, Tribology and Capital Equipment Project Management

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JNEWS: Bisordi, Joseph E. [MC1971] Secretary BoD of AMGA



Released: 10-Nov-2015 8:00 AM EST
Source Newsroom: American Medical Group Association (AMGA)
AMGA Announces Officers for 2016 Board of Directors

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Leaders from Aurora Health Care, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Mercy, Mount Kisco Medical Group, Ochsner Health System, Prevea Health, and Sutter Health to Serve

Newswise — ALEXANDRIA, VA-The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) today announced the new officers of its Board of Directors, to begin their tenure in January 2016. The Board of Directors represents the leadership of some of AMGA’s most prominent member medical groups.

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Secretary: Joseph E. Bisordi, M.D., FACP, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Ochsner Health System

Joseph E. Bisordi, M.D., FACP, is Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Ochsner Health System. In that role, he is responsible for overseeing all aspects of physician performance and clinical operations within Ochsner’s 7 hospitals, 33 health centers and 860-physician multispecialty group practice. Additionally, Dr. Bisordi is the Executive Director of Ochsner’s Accountable Care Network and serves as Chairman of the Board of Ochsner Physician Partners, a Clinically Integrated Network of more than 1,000 Ochsner and Community physicians serving Southeastern Louisiana.

Under his leadership Ochsner’s flagship facility, the Ochsner Medical Center, has received national quality recognition including Truven Top 100 Hospitals, HealthGrades Top 100 Hospitals, and US News and World Report Top 50 Hospitals in 11 categories. Dr. Bisordi has been Ochsner’s lead representative at AMGA since joining the health system in 2008. Over the years, he has spoken at the AMGA’s Annual Conference on a number of topics including electronic health Records, physician compensation, physician recruitment and retention, and physician leadership development. He also represents Ochsner on the Council of Accountable Physician Practices.

Prior to joining Ochsner, he was Associate Chief Medical Officer of the Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pennsylvania and Chief Medical Officer of Geisinger Medical Center. His career has included responsibilities for regional peer review and quality improvement in dialysis and transplant services as Chair of the Medical Review Board of ESRD Network 4; research ethics as President of the Applied Research Ethics National Association; and implementation of Geisinger’s electronic health record as their Senior Vice President for Medical Informatics.

A board-certified nephrologist, Dr. Bisordi is a graduate of Manhattan College and Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained in Internal Medicine at Geisinger Medical Center and in Nephrology as a National Kidney Foundation Fellow at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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About AMGA

The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) represents some of the nation’s largest, most prestigious medical practices, independent practice associations, accountable care organizations, and integrated healthcare delivery systems. AMGA's mission is to support its members in enhancing population health and care for patients through integrated systems of care. More than 170,000 physicians practice in AMGA member organizations, providing healthcare services for 120 million patients (approximately one in three Americans). Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, AMGA is the strategic partner for these organizations, providing a comprehensive package of benefits, including political advocacy, educational and networking programs, publications, benchmarking data services, and financial and operations assistance. www.amga.org

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Bisordi, Joseph E. [MC????]

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Dear John,

         I believe that Joseph is a member of the Class of 1971.



McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Bisordi, Joseph E. [MC1971]

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JLINKEDIN: Gonzalez, Juan C. [MC1989] SVP at MasterCard



Gonzalez, Juan C. [MC????]
SVP/Senior Managing Counsel - Intellectual Property at MasterCard
Purchase, New York
Information Technology and Services

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Gonzalez, Juan C. [MC1989]

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JOBIT: Coviello, Vincent A. 'Jim’ [MC1951 RIP] on 2015-Nov-06



Vincent A. "Jim" Coviello
(1929 - 2015)

Vincent A. Coviello (Jim) passed away on Nov.6,2015.

Born in the Bronx on Nov.7,1929 to the late Joseph and the late Rose Coviello. He graduated Mt. St. Michael Academy (1947) and Manhattan College (1951).

He served in the army during the Korean War with the C.I.C. unit and was later stationed in Germany.

Initially, he worked at his family's pork store in the Bronx. Later, he began teaching business and computer science as well as coaching baseball and track at Commerce High School and Yonkers High School. He loved teaching and was much beloved by his students. He had many humorous stories to share about his years of teaching.

He was Treasurer of the Yonkers Teachers Federal Credit Union retiring after 40 years in 2007.

He loved baseball and was a N.Y. Yankees fan. He spent many days at Yankee stadium and also worked at the ticket office with his cousin, Mike Rendine, who was ticket manager.

He married the love of his life, Joan, in 1957. He is survived by his wife, Joan; daughter Marrianne Costa; son James Coviello; grandchildren Joseph Anthony Coviello; Brittanny Costa; Elizabeth Ann Costa & Justin Coviello and sister Mrs. Elizabeth (John) DeVito. One son, Joseph John Coviello, predeceased him. Vincent (Jim) was a kind loving, devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and a caregiving, generous person to many. He will be deeply missed.

Reposing, Hawthorne Funeral Home, on Monday and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral Mass, Sacred Heart Church, Hartsdale, N.Y. on Wednesday, 10:30 AM. Committal follows at Ferncliff Crematory Chapel. In lieu of flowers donations to: National Parkinson Foundation 200 S.E. 1st Street Miami, FL. 33131 are appreciated.

Funeral Home
Hawthorne Funeral Home
21 W Stevens Ave
Hawthorne, NY 10532
(914) 769-4404

Published in the The Journal News on Nov. 9, 2015


Coviello, Vincent A. 'Jim’ [MC1951 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/lohud/vincent-a-coviello-jim-condolences/176394737?cid=full

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

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JOBIT: Goll, John 'Jack' R. Jr. [MC1968 RIP] on 2015-Nov-07



John "Jack" R. Goll, Jr. of Pequannock, New Jersey
Born: January 20, 1946
Died: November 07, 2015

John (Jack) R. Goll, Jr., 69 of Pequannock, died on November 7, 2015.

Born in New York City, Mr. Goll was raised in Astoria, NY and lived briefly in Watervliet, NY before moving to Pequannock, NJ in 1974. He was a graduate of Manhattan College and a CPA in the States of New York and New Jersey and later worked as a Controller at Vespia Tires in South River, NJ for over 20 years.

He was an Eagle Scout in Troop 295 of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Astoria, NY; a member of the Major William V. Holohan Squadron Arnold Air Society of Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY; Member of NYSCPA; NJSCPA, and AICPA. He also volunteered alongside his daughter for the Pequannock Animal Shelter and Animal Dignity Organization of Pequannock Township (ADOPT).

Visiting hours will be held from 4 to 8 pm Friday, November 13 at the M. John Scanlan Funeral Home, Pompton Plains. A funeral Mass will be held 11 am Saturday at Holy Spirit RC Church, Pequannock.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Lewy Body Dementia Association, Inc. To make a secure online donation, please visit WWW.LBDA.ORG /GO/DONATE. Or you can send a check made out to LBDA at 912 Killian Hill Road, S.W. Lilburn, GA 30047.

Mr. Goll is survived by his wife, the former Maria L. (MaryLou) Desposito, his children: Denise Goll and her partner, Joseph Angelotti of Pompton Plains, Robert Goll and his wife, Niki of Westminster, CO, and John Goll, III and his wife, Danielle, of Pompton Plains, and grandchildren, Brian C. Goll, Matt Goll, and Abby Goll of Pompton Plains, and Elijah Goll, Hunter Goll and Owyn Goll of Westminster, CO.
He is predeceased by his parents, Florence R. & John R. Goll, Sr. and his son, Brian Joseph Goll.


Goll, John 'Jack' R. Jr. [MC1968 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/Batesville/guestbook.aspx?n=john-jack-goll-jr&pid=176403920

[JR: From my class year and a Jasper Jottings subscriber. Requiescat In Pacem ] 

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He’s an obit that should be posted in Jottings. Jack was call of ’68.

Thanks for your great work on Jasper Jottings.

Tom Rooney ‘66

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Tom Rooney
> Subject: Re: Obituary | John "Jack" R. Goll, Jr. of Pequannock, New Jersey | M. John Scanlan Funeral Home
> Date: November 9, 2015 at 7:24:21 PM EST
> To: Sabina Kelly
> Great.

> On Nov 9, 2015, at 7:15 PM, Sabina Kelly wrote:
>> thanks for sharing Tom. I just posted on the AAS alumni FB page and updated http://www.aasalumni.org as well.
>> Sabina Kelly
>> On Mon, Nov 9, 2015 at 5:41 PM, Tom Rooney <> wrote:
>> Fellow Arnold Air Alumni
>> Sad day for us all. May Jack rest in peace. Jack was instrumental in the extensive research to contact AAS members that led to the series of Arnold Air Reunions over the past decade. Without him there would not been any reunions. Thanks Jack for the great memories. Rest in peace my friend.
>> Tom

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[JR: Thanks, Tom. Much appreciated.]

Rooney, John Peter (MC1966)

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

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JOBIT: Magee, William 'Bill' F. [MC1974 RIP] on 2015-Nov-06



William Magee

MAGEE, William “Bill” F., 64, of Maywood, entered into eternal rest on Friday, November 6, 2015.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend the Funeral from the Sullivan Funeral Home, 146 East Second Ave., Roselle on Wednesday, November 11 at 9:00 AM, thence to the Church of St. Joseph the Carpenter, Roselle, where a Funeral Mass will be offered at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Visiting hours will be on Tuesday, from 4-8 PM. To offer condolences please visit www.sullivanfh.net

Bill was born in Jersey City and lived in Rockaway Twp., prior to moving to Maywood 21 years ago. He graduated from Manhattan College with a BA in Accounting. Bill was a Teacher and Track & Field Coach at Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell for many years.

Bill was the devoted father of Michael Delaney and his wife Anna, Patrick Magee and his wife Jen, Ryan Magee and Robert Magee and the cherished grandfather of Eden, Grace, Eve and Mary Kate. He was the beloved son of Evelyn (Moran) Magee and the late Bernard Magee and the dear brother of Pamela Magee, Deborah Levitan, Barbara Syling, Karen Mellon, BJ Magee and Brian Magee. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral Home
Sullivan Funeral Home
146 E 2Nd Ave
Roselle, NJ 07203
(908) 241-2345

Published in The Record on Nov. 9, 2015


Magee, William 'Bill' F. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/northjersey/william-magee-condolences/176399457?cid=full

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Dear John,

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

              May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Magee, William 'Bill' F. [MC1974 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 Brian


Good Morning All,

Mike McEneney has shared a prayer request for Brian C.

Brian has shipped out to Afghanistan for his 4th Deployment. Please keep Brian and his Family in your prayers and raise the volume for this young man's safe return.

We honor his selfless sacrifice and his Service.

May God Bless Brian, watch over him and keep him safe.

Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JNEWS: Hejduk, George [MC1965] chats with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar



Kareem Abdul-Jabbar pleased to reconnect with George Hejduk
By Adam Jardy The Columbus Dispatch  •  Monday November 9, 2015 4:15 PM

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For the first time in more than a half-century, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar got a chance to say thanks.

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On Oct. 30, 2015, Abdul-Jabbar finally got George’s last name – Hejduk – and a chance to properly credit a man who had a profound impact on his career.

“It certainly was meaningful to me because I just wanted to say thanks and see how he was doing and how his life went,” Abdul-Jabbar told The Dispatch today. “It was amazing for me because I never knew George’s last name. When I was a kid, he was just George. He helped my grade-school coach.”

Following an Oct. 29 interview with Abdul-Jabbar on ESPN radio show “Mike and Mike in the Morning,” Hejduk’s son, Frankie, began tweeting that it was his father that taught the legendary center his famous sky hook. After reading a Dispatch article later that day, Abdul-Jabbar reconnected with the elder Hejduk the following day.

It was a detail in his life that Abdul-Jabbar said he was happy to fill in.

“The article that I saw, it was wonderful for me to finally make that connection again because he gave me something that has been a very special part of who I am and my success as a professional athlete,” he said. “Beyond the eighth grade, either he moved away from the neighborhood (or something) but I certainly stopped seeing him. George was going to college, so he had his own life to live, and I went on. I never knew George’s last name. I asked Sal and Sal didn’t remember because Sal had a couple guys that helped him. I just lost touch with him.”

The two spoke for about half an hour, with Hejduk telling stories of playing Abdul-Jabbar on the playground and losing to the eighth-grader in a game of two-on-two.

“It was great because he filled in a lot of missing spots in my memory, like what I was all about at that time,” Abdul-Jabbar said. “I was able to get observations from someone that was older than me, so he filled in on the type of person I was at the time. He said I was really dedicated."

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“I put the hard work in, but if it wasn’t for guys like George, I wouldn’t have made it,” Abdul-Jabbar said. “It’s a credit to the people that help you along the way with little things that end up being so crucial to your success.”

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Hejduk, George [MC1965]

[JR: A happy ending to the story.] 

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JOBIT: Ryan, Bernard ‘Rusty' James [MC1955 RIP] on 2015-Nov-07



Bernard “Rusty” James Ryan

QUEENSBURY | Bernard “Rusty” James Ryan, 83, of Queensbury, passed away peacefully at home Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, surrounded by his family.

Born June 24,1932, in Alder Brook, New York, he was the son of the late John J. and Marguerite (Buckley) Ryan.

A graduate of Au Sable Forks High School, Rusty received a BBA in accounting from Manhattan College, and a C.P.A. certificate from the state of New York.

He served in the U.S. Army in Germany from 1955 to 1957. Rusty began his professional career on the audit staff of Coopers and Lybrand, was later the assistant controller of General Public Utilities Corp. and the treasurer of Railway Express Agency before becoming an executive search consultant at KPMG Peat Marwick. In 1969, he became National Director of Search for Coopers and Lybrand, and in 1973 co-founded the executive search firm Ryan, Smith & Associates in New York City. He later consulted in executive search for Paul R. Ray and for BDO Seidman, both in New York City, and for BMF Reynolds in Somerville, New Jersey.

Rusty resided in Westfield, New Jersey, where he was a lector at the Parish of St. Helen, a Scoutmaster for Troop 79 (Tamaques School) and an active member of the Westfield Soccer Association. He also served on the boards of the Westfield Senior Citizens Housing Association and the Fannie Roncoli Foundation. Upon returning to his beloved Adirondacks, he became a member of the Glens Falls Elks Lodge and the Saratoga National Cemetery Honor Guard. He always enjoyed the out-of-doors: hunting, fishing, skiing and golfing, but most especially time spent at the family cabin in Quebec, Canada.

In addition to his parents, Rusty was predeceased by brothers, Robert “Bob” and John A. “Sandy” Ryan; and sisters, Kay Facteau; Teresa Eshleman; Muriel Rodgers; Patricia Ryan; Rita Mulvaney Haselton and Rosemary Irwin.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Margaret “Peggy” (O’Donnell) Ryan; son, David of Brooklyn; and daughters, Maureen (Kurt) Walten of Arlington, Virginia, and Ellen Ryan (Scott Laffin) of Asheville, North Carolina; and three grandsons, Jack, Dan and Tim Walten. Also surviving are his brother, Ray (Diane) of Manlius, New York, and sisters, Peggy (Ed) Zerrer of Bonita Springs, Florida; BJ (John) Burns of Atlanta, Georgia; and Joan (Richard) Oderkirk of Bergen, New York; and many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 13, at Our Lady of the Annunciation Church, 448 Aviation Road, Queensbury.

Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Road, Schuylerville.

Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at Singleton Sullivan Potter Funeral Home, 407 Bay Road, Queensbury.

Glens Falls Elks Lodge No. 81 will conduct a Lodge of Sorrow service at 6:30 p.m. Thursday during calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the C.R. Wood Cancer Center of Glens Falls Hospital, 102 Park St., Glens Falls, NY 12801; or to Warren County Health Services - Division of Home Care, Municipal Center, 1340 state Route 9, Lake George, NY 12845.

For those who wish, online condolences may be made to the family by visiting sbfuneralhome.com


Ryan, Bernard ‘Rusty' James [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.sbfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Bernard-Ryan-2/

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Dear John,

           I believe that Bernard is a member of the Class of 1955.

                May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Ryan, Bernard ‘Rusty' James [MC1955 RIP]

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

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MOBIT: Dwyer, June [MCfaculty RIP] by McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989)


Subject: June Dwyer Memorial Service

Dear Alums,

The memorial service for June Dwyer will take place on campus on Saturday 5 December. The service will begin at 3 PM in the DeLaSalle Chapel, followed by a reception downstairs in Smith Auditorium. We hope to see many of you there so that we may celebrate the life and memory of our dear friend, teacher, and colleague.

Once again, please share this information with any former classmates who may not be on this list.

Best wishes,

Rocco Marinaccio, Ph.D.

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Dwyer, June [MCfaculty RIP]

[JR: Reported by McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989)] 

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JLINKEDIN: Megan, Walter [MC2004] Director at Evolution Markets Inc.



Megan, Walter [MC2004]
Director at Evolution Markets Inc.
White Plains, New York
Financial Services

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) on Veteran's Day


Good Afternoon All,

Tomorrow, Wednesday, November 11, 2015, is a very special day in our lives, Veterans Day. For all of us, I know, it will be full of memories, love, admiration and gratitude and yes in some hearts, grief and loss. But, I also know that in our hearts and minds, we will honor our Veterans, those who served and those who serve in our armed forces. They are our heroes, they wore and wear "Dog Tags."

They don't ask for recognition, they were and are selfless. Some gave all, all gave some, is not just a saying, it recalls their sacrifice and their love and strength in what they believed and God help us if we ever forget.

I am taking the liberty of sharing with you the following true story shared with me by a dear friend who also signed that Blank Check to each of us for love of Country. This story is an incredible tribute to a man in WWII who did not look for recognition, expect adulation or sought fame. As I read each entry it gave me chills, an overwhelming sense of gratitude and pride in being an American. Please read it, remember and raise the volume of our prayers for our Veterans. We will not forget. Thank you Mike. Thank you all. God Bless.

Phil Colon

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        Wednesday is Veterans Day and is a Federal holiday.  While we all enjoy an extra day off from work it is important that we not lose sight of why our nation celebrates Veterans Day.    

        Last week we were going through my dads military box looking for a picture of him for the Chronicle Veterans Day publication.   In the box was a 1944 diary he kept during his 50 missions piloting a B 24 liberator bomber.  I have shared a few of his entries below.

        I have to remind myself that in 1944 my dad was just 23 years old.  He was one of thousands of  Montana farm and ranch kids who were called to defend the world from the relentless march of Nazi Germany.   In his case he was recruited from the ranch, given 6 weeks of basic training, then 40 hours of flight training. Then along with 10 other crew members he climbed into a newly built 4 engine bomber and soared into the sky to fly alone over the ocean to a home base in Italy.  My dad was the pilot and head  of the crew at his young age.  The crew included a copilot, bombardier, engineer, navigator, radio operator, gunners in the front, bottom and top turrets, tail gunner and two waist gunners.  At 23 he was the oldest member of his crew.   At the beginning of world war II the air crews were required to complete 35 missions.  By 1944 so many crews had been shot down and couldn’t be replaced  that the number of required missions was increased to 50.   Statistically a third of all allied airplanes were shot down each mission so the odds of completing 50 missions were extremely low.  

        My dads diary did make me think about what a 23 year old today would answer if asked, “how was your summer?”   Or when someone is asked in a job interview, “what was your biggest challenge in life and how did you handle it.”    I wonder how  the veterans mentioned in his diary, or for that matter veterans from all our conflicts,  would respond.

                        When my 94 year old dads weathered fingers were turning the pages of his re-discovered  diary last week he got a bit teary eyed.   I suppose he was thinking  not only of his lost youth in the skies above Europe, but also his young comrades who never came home.   I think that is why all Veterans hold Veterans Day so sacred.  They know about the commitment and sacrifices made in the sky and on the oceans, on the beaches of France and in the forests of Germany,  on small atolls in the Pacific, throughout the jungles of Asia and in the sands of the middle east.   That is why the rest of us need to remember that those sacrifices are why we enjoy our freedoms and lives we live today.  

        Veterans Day shouldn’t ever be viewed as just another day off.  Let’s remember and honor those veterans who didn’t make it home and especially those who came home but have the scars and memories of war and service.  If you see a Veteran on the street next Wednesday,  please make it a point to shake his or her hand and say, “thank you for your service.”

        May 11, 1944

        Wiener Neustadt, Austria

        Mission carried out by 484th bomb group to date.  Flak extremely heavy, intense, accurate. Ships ahead of us, on our right and on our left  shot down and left us as a single plane.  Hydraulic system shot out. Landed with no brakes. Large hole in left rudder, large hole in left aileron.  All scared but no casualties.   48 missions to go.


        May 25 1944

        Sagreb Yugoslavia

        Flack heavy to our left and in front.  Made a 360 degree turn over target with weather too bad to locate target.  P 38 fighter escort ran low on gas and started for home.  461st bomb group made run on target without fighter escort and lost two planes and wounded 12 men when jumped by German 109 fighters.   Earned Air Medal today.   43 to go.


        May 29, 1944

        Assigned to Wiern Neustadt, Austria but had to turn back when lost oil in number 3 engine. Had to feather.  Dumped our bombs off of coast of Yugoslavia and accidently set off German minefield and exploded 30 to 50 mines.  No mission credit since we didn’t drop on target.


        May 31, 1944

        Ploesti Rumania

        Hit oil refinery on edge of Ploesti. Flak extremely heavy.  B-17 pilot with 35 missions said there was more flak than all his missions put together.  Hit target and oil spouted flames up to 18,000 feet.  Four squadrons lost two planes apiece that we know of.  Two planes made it to home field but were too shot up to land.  Everyone baled out.  Copilot of one jumped with unconscious engineer and pulled his rip cord then pulled his own.  We were lucky as usual and only got one little hole in Aileron.  Getting used to flack cause we get it on all raids but we are darn lucky, so I guess we will make it.  This life is doggone hard on your nerves.    40 to go.


        June 8, 1944

        Nice France

        R.R. bridge on Ventimiglia above Nice.  Very heavy flak. High explosive shells.  We got hit in number 3 engine and oil line shot out.  Landed at Corsica Island for temporary repairs.  No one hurt in the crew.  Came home and tent all ripped down and clothes burned because of a haystack fire close by.

        37 to go.


        June 14, 1944

        Munich Germany.

        Supposed to bomb airplane factory but never got the chance.  Half the group turned back leaving only 9 planes in first attack unit.  Flak extremely heavy and we got jumped by 30 or 40 fighter planes.  We are sure of shooting down 4. That makes 7 planes we shot down in the last 2 raids.  The Germans are getting mad and sending up fighters. Six B-24’s’ missing today and 5 the last raid. Only 12 crews left so we have to fly almost every day. 35 missions to go.


        June 22, 1944

        Bombed Pola Submarine base in Yugoslavia.  No casualties but bombardier hit between the eyes with flak leaving only a bruise.   33 to go.


        July 8, 1944

        Vienna Austria

        Second most heavily defended area in the world.  Flak very intense.  Our target was oil storage tanks and we got no hits.  I counted 16 parachutes about 10 miles from target.  I think they came from three separate ships.   28 to go.


        July 12

        Nice France

        Flak fairly accurate and heavy.  Hit target very well. Came home on three engines.  Every time I have flown to France I have come home on three engines.  26 to go.


        July 18, 1944

        Fredrichshvean, Germany

        Bombed Dornier aircraft factory.  Did a good job.  Right on Swiss border.   Might have gotten into Switzerland a quarter of a mile accidentally.  Flak heavy and accurate.  Got a couple of small holes.  466th bomb group lost 12 out of 22 ships to fighters.  20 to go.


        July 20, 1944

        Munich Germany

        Flew behind lead ship of group.   Pilot of ship on our left got hit in hip with flak.  Lead ship got controls shot away and bombardiers leg broken by flak. Ship on right got hit in gas tanks by flak.  Our bombardier hit in face and shoulder by flak.  All ships hit at same time.  One, two and three lead ships fell out of formation  so we led the group out of flak.  Came closest today to being shot down than any other time.  This is second time ships ahead and on our wings have been knocked down leaving us up there alone.  Bombardier not too badly hit but suffered a little shock.  He gets an Oak Leaf Cluster to go with his purple heart.   18 to go.


        July 28

        Ploesti Romania

        Rough Mission but we went around the target cause we got in prop wash and lost two turbo’s.  I was sure glad we didn’t go through all that flak. Saw one plane explode ahead of us so completely there was hardly anything left.  Never was so scared in my entire life.  Saw many ships cracked up on the ground all  along the route home.  16 to go.


        July 30

        Budapest Hungary

        Rough mission and I’ll be doggone if I don’t get so scared its pitiful.  Bombardier lay on the floor and covered himself up with metal flack suits and navigators knees gave out on him over target and he can’t look out any more.  Crew now never looks out to see where bombs hit.  I guess 50 missions is about enough.  15 to go.


        August 3, 1944

        Avignon, France

        Bombed bridge.  Lost one engine on bomb run and second lost almost all oil pressure coming off target.  Had everything ready to throw out in case we lost too much altitude.  Made Corsica ok and left our plane there.  Needs two new engines. At camp someone said we were last seen heading for Spain so all the enlisted men’s pistols and jackets were taken.  They got them all back from some embarrassed boys  We got a new plane. This makes our fourth.  The name of it is the “Flaming Mamie.”   All of its crew finished 50 missions except its pilot who was shot down in another plane and is probably a POW.  14 to go.


        August 11, 1944

        Ploesti, Romania

        Hit a very rough target.  Flak heavy, accurate and intense.  Flak hit flight deck, top turret and a piece about 4 inches long wrecked the tail turret. No one hurt. We dropped back after we dropped bombs and it’s a good thing or we would have been shot down cause flak started bursting where we should have been and there were about 20 birds there.  12 to go.


        August 15, 1944

        Fretua, France

        Supported invasion this morning by bombing beach.  Saw hundreds of boats and troops landing.  5 minutes after we hit the beach the infantry hit it.  Big show with lots of planes and boats.  They also landed paratroops inland when we  were bombing.  9 to go.


        August 21, 1944

        Vienna Austria

        Roughest Raid since my first one.  Hit by 30 or 40 fighters and lost one plane piloted by my old copilot on his last mission.  Flak was extremely heavy but we dropped bombs and went around it the best we could.  Fighter planes laid for us all the way home and flew around us until we sighted the coast of Italy.  Hope I never have another mission like today.  Too rough. My nerves are getting too shot. Can’t sleep much at night.  Flew a couple of new gunners with my crew today to break them in.  They’re broke in!   4 to go.


        September 1, 1944

        Ferrara Italy

        Returned bombs to base due to cloud coverage over target.  Group separated in a cloud over fighter territory so I stayed with my box leader.  We were the only two ships together so the fighters left us alone cause there were lots of single planes up there.  Another new crew broke in on a very rough mission.  Hit by flak.  Mission 50 – FINITO-

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


Good Afternoon All,

From Mike McEneney, our prayers are needed for Mike's Grand Daughter Catherine McEneney Chan Esq., '10. Catherine, a friend to many of us, was hospitalized during the night with a severe case of Food Poisoning, a very painful and dangerous condition. We pray that it is gotten under control quickly, with no side effects and that Catherine is on her feet and back home very soon. When at Manhattan, Catherine joined us on several ocassions during our Retreat Committee meetings. She was always a welcome and appreciated guest. Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon
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Good Afternoon All,

George Skau asks for our prayers for a good friend of his and Fellow Jasper, Joe Merkert '60. Joe, living in California now, will be undergoing Back Surgery on Thursday, November 12, 2015. We pray for a successful procedure, free of complications and that Joe recovers quickly and completely to be home again soon. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

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MNEWS: Drugs hit Alma Mater



Jermaine Lawrence to miss half of season; mother unhappy with school
11m - Men's College Basketball Manhattan Jaspers
Jeff Goodman, ESPN Insider

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Manhattan College junior forward Jermaine Lawrence, a highly touted recruit coming out of high school, has been informed he will have to sit half of the season, two months after the school told him that he would be penalized just one exhibition game for a failed drug test.

The school gave the 6-foot-10 Lawrence a letter on Sept. 4, after he tested positive for marijuana, saying that he would be suspended for Manhattan's exhibition game against Bridgeport and also would have to enroll in a drug counseling and treatment program at St. John's Riverside Hospital.

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[JR: Rules are rules. But it sounds like there are some issues to be resolved. On both sides. As a little L libertarian, what he puts in his body is his business, but he accepted the rules. Doesn’t sound like the policy i’s are dotted and the t’s crossed. Hope this gets resolved quickly and the future Jasper gets the help needed.] 

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JOBIT: Blanchard, William H. Jr. [MC???? RIP] on 2015-Nov-09



William Blanchard

BLANCHED William H., Jr., 93, of Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, formerly of Emerson, New Jersey, passed away on November 9, 2015.

Devoted father of William F. Blanchard of River Vale, New Jersey and Susan Blanchard of Tuxedo Park, New York. Bill is also survived by his brother James T. (Susan) Blanchard of Yonkers, New York and his many cousins, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his wife Frances Billmeyer and also by Lee Pastore, his second wife. Predeceased by his brother Robert C. and his wife Violetta, of New Jersey.

Bill was the first of three sons born in Yonkers, New York to William H. and Marion (Lennon) Blanchard. He graduated from PS 21 and Roosevelt High School in Yonkers and Manhattan College. In his youth Bill was an altar boy, an eagle scout, and a star athlete in school. He was proud to have pitched in Yankee Stadium. He was part of the greatest generation, a World War II Navy veteran serving in the Aleutian Islands and the South Pacific. Upon returning from the service, Bill began a 40 year career at the F.W. Woolworth Company, starting in the stock room and retiring as the executive vice president.

Bill was a proud and passionate man who loved his golf, the New York Yankees, his country, but most of all lived for his family and friends.

All are invited to call on Friday, November 13th from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Becker Funeral Home, 219 Kinderkamack Road in Westwood, New Jersey. A funeral mass will be celebrated at the Church of the Assumption, 29 Jefferson Avenue, Emerson, New Jersey on Saturday, November 14th at 10am. Burial will follow at Maryrest Cemetary, Mahwah, New Jersey.

Donations may be made to the Camp Venture Foundation at 25 Smith Street, Nanuet, New York 10954.

Published in The Record on Nov. 11, 2015


Blanchard, William H. Jr. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/northjersey/william-blanchard-condolences/176437879?cid=full

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Dear John,

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

                 May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JOBIT: Tully, William [MC1961 RIP] on 2015-Nov-08



William Tully, 77, passed away on Sunday, November 8, 2015 after fighting Alzheimer's Disease for a number of years.

He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Claire (Mortimer) Tully, 3 wonderful children, Doug (Bend, Oregon), Shannon (Chicago, IL) and Dan and wife Shawn (Cincinnati, OH) and his cherished grandchildren Mary, Charlie, Katie, Allie and Annie Tully, and a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was proceeded in death by his dear brother Dr. John Tully.

He was born in NYC to John and Helen Tully, also predeceased, who both immigrated to the US from Ireland. He graduated from Brooklyn Technical HS and Manhattan College, where he was a member of the orchestra, having studied trumpet with Sammy Spear, noted band director of The Jackie Gleason Show. Later he earned an MBA from the University of Dayton. Upon college/ROTC graduation, Bill was assigned to Wright Patterson Air Force Base where he continued as a civilian working in the C-5 SPO and then the multi-national F-16 SPO until his retirement as Assistant Program Director.

His second career was in real estate with Paragon Realtors. During his semi-retirement, Bill and Claire enjoyed traveling to NYC/Upper West Side, spending many happy weekends filled with the best music, arts, restaurants and walks in Central Park. They took a memorable trip to Ireland, where Bill was able to trace his ancestry in County Galway. He proudly flew his Irish flag each year on St. Patrick's Day.

Bill was an active member of the community, having served on the Oakwood YMCA Board, city Environmental and Planning Committees, and the Oakwood Rotary. He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Dayton Area Board of Realtors, and was a commissioner on Montgomery County Veteran's Commission Board.

He would give the world for his family and friends and will always be remembered as a sweet man with a big heart, willing to help with anything at any time for anyone, absolutely. Although Alzheimer's took most of his memory, the one thing he could clearly remember was his undeniable love for his family. Love love.

If desired, memorial contributions may be directed to UIC- LaDu Alzheimer's Research Program, University of Illinois at Chicago, 808 S Wood Street Rm. 578 MC512, Chicago, IL 60612 or Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave, Dayton, OH 45420. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 33 W. Dixon Ave., Oakwood.


Tully, William [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.tributes.com/condolences/leave_memory/102997866

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Dear John,

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

                May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Tully, William [MC1961 RIP]

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JFACEBOOK: Schade, Paul [MC1992] remembers William McClurg


2015 Nov 11 gilson


On Veteran's Day, we honor those who have proudly served our country. This photo, shared by Paul Schade '92, shows his grandfather William McClurg during World War II in the Army Corps of Engineers, 30th Engineer Battalion. William dreamed of attending Manhattan College and, after the war, enrolled under the GI Bill and was taught by Br. Austin Barry. Though he had to withdraw to find work to support his family, McClurg went on to have a successful career in engineering and always spoke highly of Manhattan, inspiring his grandson Paul to attend college in Riverdale. We're proud to call William, Paul and all our veterans, Jaspers!

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[JR: Attendees are recognized, when I do ‘the obits’  on the theory “if it’s important to some to mention in an obit, then we can spare a few prayers”. Perhaps, the time at MC was both formative and important to our comrade. And, imho, WW2 interrupted many plans. A good many went to never came back and maybe those that did had new priorities. And some that did come back couldn’t afford to finish. Dona Nobis Pacem.]

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MNEWS: First time Veterans Day Parade


Manhattan College added 4 new photos.6 hrs

 2015 11Nov 11 vets

For the first time ever, a Manhattan College contingent marched in today’s Veterans Day Parade up Fifth Avenue, through the heart of our city. More than a dozen student veterans from the VALOR club, their supporters and the dance team came together for this great event. We are so thankful for your service to our country and proud to call you Jaspers!

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[JR: First time ever? Alma Mater always had lots of vets as both students and alumni.]

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


Good Afternoon All,

Our littlest Jasper and one of my favorite little people, Luke (who is on my Calendar) will be celebrating his Eighth Birthday on Thursday, November 12, 2015. He will no doubt be sharing his grand smile and may even be wearing his favorite "Shades" as he celebrates his special day. Please raise your voices for this little fellow and share a big smile with Luke, Our littlest Jasper. Keep him, his Mom and Dad and his Grandparents in your prayers on Luke's special day full of love and Joy. Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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JLINKEDIN: Kesselmark, Sonia [MC1991] Director at Pretty Pushers



Kesselmark, Sonia [MC1991]
Accounts & Customer Service Director at Pretty Pushers
Putnam Valley, New York
Apparel & Fashion

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JLINKEDIN: Coniglio, Robert [MC1977] Construction Estimating Supervisor at PSEG



Coniglio, Robert [MC1977]
Construction Estimating Supervisor at PSEG
Newark, New Jersey

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JFACEBOOK: A fellow Jasper is safe in Paris



Facebook activates 'Safety Check' feature for people in Paris as Twitter users tweet #PorteOuverte to offer shelter to those affected by attacks

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I was surprised when it appeared in my FACEBOOK feed.

Of course, I was glad to know that one of our fellow jaspers was safe in Paris.

Amazing use of global technolgy.

I was praying for Paris and it turns out I was praying for a fellow Jasper.

Good job, FACEBOOK.

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JOBIT: Murphy, John [MC1959 RIP] on 2015-Nov-12




John Murphy Aeronautical engineer and family patriarch in Roseland John Murphy, a 50-year resident of Roseland, N.J., passed away peacefully on Nov. 12, 2015. He was 78 years old.

Relatives and friends are invited for visitation on Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Farmer Funeral Home, 45 Roseland Ave., Roseland, N.J. 07068, (973) 226-1111. A Funeral Mass will be on Monday, Nov. 16, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church in Roseland with interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover, N.J. Condolences and memories may be shared at farmerfuneral.com.

Born and raised in the Bronx, N.Y., John received a B.A. in mathematics from Manhattan College (1959) and an M.A. in mathematics from N.Y.U. (1963).

John worked as aeronautical engineer for Singer Kearfott. He had an inquisitive mind. He loved investigating topics of particular interest to him. He thoroughly enjoyed interacting with people. John was married to his true love, Joan Patricia Trainor, and was the beloved father to six children. For John, family always came first. His children fondly remember him being present at all sporting and scholastic events. In recent years, he traveled extensively to be with his grandchildren, watch their sports, tutor them, and generally share his love of life. John was a selfless and humble man who was devoted to his God and family.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Joan Patricia (Trainor) Murphy, and is survived by his six children, Mary Ellen, Kevin J. (Pauline), Patricia Houser (Archie), Eileen Pearsall (Nels), John Daniel (Carolyn), and Kathleen Simpson (Ed), and his cherished grandchildren, Tomas, Katie, Nelson, Aidan, Taigan, Sarah, Kevin, John F., Kayleigh, Nate, John P., Quinn and Payton.

Funeral Home
Farmer Funeral Home
45 Roseland Avenue
Roseland, NJ 07068
(973) 226-1111

Published in Star-Ledger on Nov. 14, 2015


Murphy, John [MC1959 RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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MNEWS: Danny Krawczeski was the starting catcher on the Manhattan College ...


Canajoharie wins title; Pioneer Football Conference formed
The Recorder (subscription)-8 hours ago

Danny Krawczeski, a former athlete at Saint Mary's Institute and talented swimmer for the Amsterdam Stars, was the starting catcher on the Manhattan College ...

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[JR: Behind a paywall. Is anyone a subscriber and can finish the story?] 

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) update on Catherine


Good Afternoon All,

Some good news to share. We have had in our prayers Catherine, Mike McEneney's Grand Daughter who had been b hospitalized with severe food poisoning. Catherine talked her way out of hospital on late Wednesday. While Catherine is now able to eat, she is still very weak and at home resting. Mike and the Family thank you for all your prayers. God Bless.
Phil Colon
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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) shares about Professor Dwyer


Good Afternoon All,

Mike Brady '05 shared the following from Professor Rocco Marinaccio regarding esteemed Friend, Mentor and Member of the Manhattan College Faculty, June Dwyer. Many of you knew Professor Dwyer and may be able to attend the Memorial Service and reception. Please keep Professor Dwyer and her Family in your prayers as her Family and Friends mourn their loss and she is remembered. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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Dear Alums,

It is with great sadness that I write to let you know that June Dwyer passed away suddenly this weekend. June was beloved by so many of us as an inspiring, generous, and dedicated teacher, colleague, and friend. Manhattan College and the English Department, in particular, were graced by her extraordinary gifts for so many years, and she will leave an absence that will never be filled.

The best we can do is to try to fill that absence with our many wonderful memories of June, and, for her faculty colleagues, among the most prominent of those memories is that of her unwavering commitment to her students. Nothing--nothing--ever challenged her belief that you all were the most important members of the College, and doing what was best for you was our shared, primary duty and privilege.

There are no plans yet for a memorial service, but we expect one to be held at the College at some point in the future. We will surely keep you informed. In the interim, should you care to send your condolences to her family, you can do so at this address:

The Dwyer Family
30 Fifth Avenue
NY, NY 10011

Please share this information with anyone who might want it, and don't hesitate to be in touch with any of us.

On behalf of the entire English Department, I send our best wishes to you all,

Rocco Marinaccio, Ph.D.
Professor of English
Director of the Liberal Arts and Science Core Curriculum

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ENDNOTE: Separation of the Gooferment from Education is the #1 priority



The Truth About The School System In A Two Minute Video
By Arjun Walia
Collective Evolution
October 26, 2015

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Prior to the late 1800’s, education was a private practice which took place in private institutions or through home schooling. That all changed in 1902 when John D. Rockefeller created the general education board in conjunction with Frederick T. Gates, Rockefeller’s business and personal adviser and good friend. The general education board was responsible for funding the American public school system, and provided over one hundred million dollars in 1902; they continued their support in a lesser capacity beyond that date. The board was responsible for the creation of the American public school system and has been used as a model globally for more than a century.

“I want a nation of workers, not thinkers.” – John D. Rockefeller

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And boy, did he get it.

The Prussian education system was to create: cannon fodder for the Army, willing morons for the factories, and useful idiots to vote for and be led by the elite.

Where do the elite send their children — not to Gooferment Skrules that’s for sure?

Does that tell you anything?

For us to de-propagandize America, it must start with the schools.

Ending them, and returning a child’s education to the parents, has to be job #1.


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