JASPER JOTTINGS Week 48  - 2015 Nov 29    

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



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POSITRACTION: Trooper raised $480K for four children



Trooper Who Hid Tragedy From 4 Kids on Halloween Raised $480K for Them
by Terry Turner - Nov 13, 2015

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A Georgia State Trooper’s graceful handling of four children under tragic circumstances has ended up raising nearly a half million dollars for their futures.

Trooper Nathan Bradley had the difficult job of knocking at the door of a family home in Newborn to report the car crash that had killed both parents on October 31. Crystal and Donald Howard had gone out to get more face paint for the kids— ages six to 13 — before taking them Trick or Treating on Halloween.

The couple’s four children appeared at the door dressed in their costumes, and with no adults there, Bradley couldn’t bring himself to tell the kids about their parents. Instead, he decided to save their Halloween.

He took them out for dinner to each of their favorite places, radioed headquarters and rallied his fellow troopers who ended up throwing an impromptu Halloween party. A sleepover at the State Police barracks kept them busy until their grandmother could drive up from Florida, seven hours away.

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Only after giving the kids happy Halloween memories, and with the grandmother finally there, was the painful news broken to the children.

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He set up a GoFundMe page for Justin, Amiah, Daimean, and Trayvion, hoping to raise $7,000 so their parents’ remains could be sent to Florida, near their new home with grandma. When the total started skyrocketing, Bradley asked that anything beyond that amount to go toward a college fund.

Nine days later, more than 12,000 people have donated nearly a half million dollars to the Howard orphans.

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That’s some accomplishment.

Who says charity is dead. And, even in today’s thought time and high taxes, good people come out of the woodwork.

I hope good things come to this good man.

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JOY: Lantier, Ward [MC????] celebrates 50th Anniversary



Ward and Margaret Lantier celebrate 50th anniversary
Posted: 11/20/15, 6:13 PM PST | Updated: 8 hrs ago

Ward and Margaret Lantier of Redlands celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 23.

Ward and Margaret met in San Antonio, Texas, while both were serving in the U.S. Air Force. They were married Oct. 23, 1965, in the chapel of the Air Force hospital at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.

They have lived in Redlands since July 1977.

They have one son, John, who lives with his wife, Cindy, in Whittier.

Ward was born and raised in New York City. He received degrees in electrical engineering and management from Manhattan College, the Air Force Institute of Technology and the University of Redlands.

While in the Air Force, he worked in electronics maintenance, intelligence and development of missile and space systems.

He retired from the Air Force as a lieutenant colonel and subsequently worked on space and ballistic missile systems with Rockwell International and with TRW.

Margaret was born in West Virginia and grew up in England. She received her training as a nurse at the London Hospital School of Nursing. After graduation from nurse’s training, she moved with her parents to Canada and then to the United States.

She worked as a nurse in private medical practice and in hospital nursing in Canada and with the Veterans Administration in West Virginia and New York.

She served in the Air Force as a nurse in orthopedics and intensive care in the Philippines and in several hospitals in the United States.

She left active duty as a captain when the couple’s son, John, was born.

Ward and Margaret have enjoyed traveling in England, Italy, the Holy Land, Egypt, Australia and as much of the United States as time has permitted. Margaret has also traveled to many places in Asia and to Greece, France and Alaska.

Ward and Margaret are continuing the celebration of their golden wedding anniversary with their 10th trip to Hawaii.

Source: Ward and Margaret Lantier

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Lantier, Ward [MC????]

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JNEWS: Martinez, Eleuterio J. [MC???? RIP] remembered



The past 100 years, Nov. 22, 2015

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Nov. 22, 1965: Santa Fe Postmaster Eleuterio J. Martinez has been a resident of this city all his life.

He was born Sept. 22, 1906, in Santa Fe, the son of the late Florencio Martinez and Marina Rael Martinez.

On completion of his high school education, Martinez entered the teaching profession. He taught in elementary and high schools in New Mexico, Texas and Louisiana. He completed his college education at Loyola University of the South in New Orleans, La., and at Manhattan College, New York.

In 1932 Martinez returned to Santa Fe, taught for another year and was appointed county clerk.

He married the then Miss Frances Ortiz, a school teacher. They are the parents of 10 children.

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Martinez, Eleuterio J. [MC???? RIP]

[JR: I assume that he’d be 109 that he’s passed. If not, I’d like someone to interview him about Alma Mater back in the day.] 

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Good Evening All,

From Jasper Jottings, We share a remembrance of Fellow Jasper, Eleuterio J. Martinez of Santa Fe New Mexico and a resident of Santa Fe. He was born on September 22, 1906 which puts him at the young age of 109. As John Reinke says, it would be nice to interview him about back in the day at Manhattan. We do not know if he is still living and in Santa Fe but I will look into it. A prayer in remembering Mr. Martinez is appreciated. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JEMAIL: Marotta, Frank (MC1971) has surgery complications


Marotta, Frank (MC1971)
12:14 PM

Due to unexpected complications following routine surgery, I won't be back in the office until 11/30/15. 

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JNEWS: Garces, Jean Paul [MC????] Managing Director at Oppenheimer



Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. Expands Emerging Markets Expertise With Addition Of Jean Paul Garces And Erick Garces As Managing Directors
By PR Newswire
November 23, 2015 10:00 AM EST

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NEW YORK, Nov. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. ("Oppenheimer") is pleased to announce the addition of Jean Paul Garces and Erick Garces as Managing Directors. The two will lead a team focused on Institutional Emerging Market Sales, specifically in the Caribbean and Central America. The group will work alongside Oppenheimer's Institutional Custody Service Group and will be based out of firm's New York headquarters, reporting to Peter Albano, Managing Director – Global Head of Fixed Income Sales. 

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Jean Paul Garces was most recently at Jefferies, where he was instrumental in introducing the Jefferies brand name and onboarding accounts throughout South America, Central America and the Caribbean. He has also held numerous trading, marketing making and sales positions throughout his career at firms such as Morgan Stanley and AIG International Inc. He is a graduate of Manhattan College with a B.S. in Finance.

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Garces, Jean Paul [MC????]

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Dear John,

            I do not find anything in my 'stuff' for Jean Paul.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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ADMINISTRIVIA: Taking Thanksgiving off


Will be off the air for the week end.

The weekly issue may be delayed until Monday depending upon travel conditions.

A Happy Thanksgiving to all that celebrate and a Happy Whateverday for those that don’t.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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


Good Evening All,

Joe Quinn has requested our prayers for the repose of the soul of Mr. Rolf Lewis who was called home Sunday Night. We pray as well for Rolfs two Daughters as they mourn the loss of their Father. It is a difficult time for this Family and they need our prayers. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JOBIT: Christie, Walter L. [MC1953 RIP] on 2015-Nov-22




CHRISTIE,  Walter L. 83, of Saint Petersburg, passed away Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Staten Island, NY, Aug. 20, 1932, to the late Humphrey Alexander Christie and the late Catherine Elizabeth Barron. Walter graduated from Manhattan College with a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering.

Walter was a member of the National Audubon Society and Holy Family Catholic Church.

Walter is survived by his wife of 61 years, Frances; children; daughter, Cheryl C. Bearce and husband, Bob, son, Brian Christie, the late Terri; grandchildren, Caitlin, Amanda, Jacqueline, Danielle, Andrew; great-grandchildren, Brian, Ian, Emma. Donations may be made in Walter's name to Suncoast Hospice Foundation, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760.

Funeral Home
Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home
2201 Dr. MLK St. North
St. Petersburg, FL 33704
(727) 822-2059

Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Nov. 24, 2015


Christie, Walter L. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/sptimes/walter-l-christie-condolences/176629368?cid=full

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

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Dear John,

           I believe that Walter is a member of that Great Class of 1953.

          May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Christie, Walter L. [MC1953 RIP]

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JFACEBOOK: Dooley, Thomas Joseph [MC????] engaged


2015 11Nov 25 Joseph Thomas

Theresa Dooley with Joseph Thomas and Alexandra Michele.25 mins Instagram Congrats Alex & Joseph on your engagement! # heyalex # welcometothefamily Joseph, you will now have 6 sisters!

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Thomas Joseph [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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Christopher Carey I think that is Joe Dooley.

[JR: OK thanks.] 

Dooley, Thomas Joseph [MC????]

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Good Evening All,

Please join in congratulating Fellow Jasper Joseph Thomas upon his engagement to Alexandra Michele.

We wish them happiness as they prepare to take their next step together in life's journey. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) requests a Prayer of Thanksgiving


Good Evening All,

As we race around for last minute things we need for the best Thanksgiving Dinner ever, we may take a minute to say a Prayer of Thanksgiving for the many Blessings in our lives and bestowed upon us by our Creator, our Families and Friends, loved ones all. I consider each of you a Blessing and your prayers a magnificent gift each time you share them for so many. Happy Thanksgiving. Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
PS: IF you have never read the Thanksgiving Tribute Editorial that the Wall Street shares every Wednesday before Thanksgiving, give yourself a treat and read it. I have read it each year for more than 50 years and it still moves me.
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ENDNOTE: Charlie Sheen, for instance!



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Hate the sin; love the sinner.

Is anyone surprised that an out of control decadent life style has its own risk?

As a little L libertarian, I don’t want to pay for your choices and I don’t want to hear about them.

And as a USAF DI told us in basic, “be careful where you dip your pen. you can’t get in trouble if you keep everything zipped. including your mouth.”

I have to admit that I have laughed at his “antics” (i.e., winning; tiger blood; his TV personalities). At the same time, I always thought: “This is NOT going to end well.” A lot like Hugh Hefner and the Playboy lifestyle. Get to the end of that road and you’re just a dirty old man being used by young women to make a name for themselves.

So, now we have to just have sympathy for these sad old men who have “made their own bed”.

Let he, who is without sin, cast the first stone.

Hope things get better for poor old Charlie.

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