JASPER JOTTINGS Week 50  - 2015 Dec 13    

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



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POSITRACTION: Complete Stranger feeds troops



Jonah Bennett November 19, 2015
You Won't Believe What This Complete Stranger Did For 400 US Troops At An Airport

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Los Angeles-based philanthropist Shlomo Rechnitz was on his way to Israel with his family when he spotted the servicemen eating standard bagged lunches, while other passengers ate at trendy restaurants. Rechnitz went straight to the commander, insisting he pay for all the servicemen to get lunch wherever they wanted.

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Wow, talk about a mitzvah!

Hope that I would be capable of doing something like that.

Charity is impressive.

Bet you won’t hear that story anywhere.

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JLINKEDIN: Kump, Stephen [MC2010] Accountant at AIG



2015 12Dec 07 Kump

Kump, Stephen [MC2010]
Accountant at AIG
Staten Island, New York

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ADMINISTRIVIA: Lest you think I'm failing


Just to bring you up to date.

Google+ is now useless for finding jaspers.

LinkedIn is a little better, but only “finding” a few new ones each week.

Legacy, thankfully, hasn’t been finding a lot Jasper obits.

Google News changed their returns and I’m lucky to get four raw leads a day.

Bing News also changed their returns and I’m lucky to get two raw leads a day.

Martingale changed their search abilities and I can’t find Jaspers there.

So, I’m depending upon the readers to find “stuff” they think is worth sharing.


I’m open for suggestions.

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JOBIT: Coryat, Henry G. Jr. [MC???? RIP] on 2015-Dec-05



Henry G. Coryat Jr.
1930 - 2015

RHINEBECK - Henry G. Coryat, Jr, 85, of Rhinebeck, passed away Saturday morning, Dec. 5th, 2015 at the HealthAlliance Broadway Campus in Kingston.

Henry was born on Oct. 16th, 1930, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was the son of the late Henry G. and Helen (Stewart) Coryat, Sr. Henry earned his Bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College and his graduate degree from Columbia University. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War in Germany.

Henry married Isabel M.P. Perez while living in London in 1972. Isabel predeceased him on May 14, 2013. Henry’s first wife, the mother of his five children, Sonja Coryat, lives in Beebe, Arkansas. He, along with his Isabel, were the owners and operators of Coryat Casting Company, a bronze art sculpture foundry based in Rhinebeck. Coryat Casting Company had the distinction of creating the reproduction sculptures for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He and Isabel had a reputation for creating perfect casting for their clients. There work was meticulous. They worked with many artists locally and throughout the country. Artists included Ruben Nakian, Elliot Offner, Roy Shifrin, and Liza Todd, to name a few. They also created the PGA Vardon Trophy. Coryat Casting company was in business from 1979- 2013. Both Henry and Isabel received their foundry training at The Johnson Atelier in Princeton, New Jersey.

Previous to operating Coryat Casting Company, Henry’s career was in International Banking. He worked for Manufacturers Hanover, The Bank of California, and The Singer Corporation.

He traveled extensively in South and Central America during the years he was employed by those three corporations.

In 1972, Henry worked for WFC Corporation. At that time, he was working in London and the Arab Emirates- working closely with the sheik of Ajman to set up the Ajman Arab Bank in Ajman.

Henry was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing pool. He was a longtime member of the Red Hook Golf Club. He was honest and fair, and always a gentleman. Henry enjoyed life to the fullest and kept a positive attitude throughout his life.

He is survived by five children; Kim Coryat of Little Rock, Ark., John Coryat & his wife Kimberly of Memphis, Tenn., Laura Coryat of Hurley, James Coryat & his wife Margaret of Mora, N.M., son Karl Coryat of Alameda, Calif., his sisters; June Gross of West Hurley, & Corrine Edwards of Chicago, Ill., his dear friends; Matthew & Priscilla Snyder of Rhinebeck, along with numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and extended family. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by a sister; Sheila McAndrews.

Friends may call at the Burnett & White Funeral Homes, 91 E. Market St., Rhinebeck, N.Y. on Friday, Dec. 11, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Henry’s memory to the Winnakee Land Trust, Inc., P.O. Box 610, Rhinebeck, N.Y. 12572 or at Winnakeeland.org. Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes 91 E. Market St., Rhinebeck, N.Y. For directions, or to sign the online guest book, please visit www.Burnett-White.com.

Published in the Daily Freeman on Dec. 8, 2015


Coryat, Henry G. Jr. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

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

                             May He Rest In Peace,

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JLINKEDIN: Iantorno, James [MC1981] VP at Global Coverage



2015 12Dec 07 Iantorno

Iantorno, James [MC1981]
VP at Global Coverage Inc.
Greater New York City Area

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MFOUND: Alma Mater baseball player in the 1800's cited



No. 18 The Ferry Brothers, Baseball
The Register Star

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Born in the late-1800s, Alfred “Cy” Ferry was a dominating presence on the mound, making his way from Hudson to Manhattan College to the pros.

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JHQ: Reunion Weekend -1 -6 on 2016-06JUN-03-06


Ainsley Kelley
Assistant Director of Alumni Relations
Join Your Fellow Jaspers at Reunion Weekend 2016!

Are you celebrating an anniversary this year? Reunion Weekend is less than six months away and we're looking forward to seeing you back in Riverdale for this special celebration. Graduates of classes ending in -1 and -6, come back to campus and relive your time at Manhattan with classmates and friends. Learn more by visiting manhattan.edu/reunion.

Join Your Fellow Jaspers at Reunion Weekend 2016!

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JOBIT: Moore, George P. [MC1948 RIP] on 2015-Nov



1923 - 2015

George P. Moore Retired securities executive with Prudential and WWII Army Air Corps veteran, formerly of Madison, 92

George P. Moore, 92, of West Caldwell, N.J., formerly of Madison, N.J., passed away peacefully on Nov. 21, 2015, at Mountainside Hospital, Glen Ridge, N.J.

A wake will be held on Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Burroughs, Kohr & Dangler Funeral Home, 106 Main St., Madison, N.J. 07940, danglerfuneralhomes.com. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent Martyr Church, 26 Green Village Rd., Madison, N.J. 07940. Burial will follow at St. Vincent Cemetery at the corner of Shunpike Road and Noe Avenue, Madison, N.J.

George Moore was born in New York City to the late William Moore and Johanna (Buckley) Moore on Oct. 1, 1923. He went on to graduate from Manhattan Prep High School (1941) and earned a B.S. in business administration from Manhattan College, Bronx, N.Y., in 1948. In 1952 he earned a JD law degree from New York School of Law, New York City, N.Y. His career started in the securities industry in New York City and included 30 years at Prudential Life Insurance Company of America as an investment portfolio manager; he retired in 1986 as vice president, common stocks. George was a longtime member of the New York Society of Securities Analysts.

He served in the United States Army Air Corps for 33 months, including active duty with the 15th Army in North Africa and Italy in World War II from 1943 to 1945. He earned an honorable discharge, with the rank of corporal, in November 1945.

George enjoyed spending time with his family, especially at his home of 50 years in Madison, N.J., a place of many memorable family gatherings. He was a longtime communicant of St. Vincent Martyr Church in Madison.

George Moore is survived by his beloved wife, Marie Lara Moore; they recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.

He is also survived by his five children, Ann M. Moore and husband James Aylward of Little Falls, N.J.; Peter G. Moore and wife Mary D. Moore, of Falmouth, Maine; Robert F. Moore and wife Christina Tur of Astoria, N.Y.; Susan (Moore) Loebs and husband David Loebs of Denver, N.C., and Louise (Moore) Maxwell and husband, Stuart Maxwell, of Seattle, Wash. George is survived by seven wonderful grandchildren, Lara, James, Christian, Leigh Ann, Jessica, David and Andrew; three great-grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces, and several cousins in Ireland, as well as his two brothers-in-law, Frank Lara and wife Judy Lara of Nampa, Idaho, and E. Ronald Lara and wife Patrice Lara of Breckenridge, Colo, and his sister, Regina (Moore) Boyle of Basking Ridge, N.J. He was predeceased by his brother, William J. Moore, and sister Mary (Moore) Carpenter.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to both the compassionate staff at Crane's Mill Retirement Community, West Caldwell, N.J., and to the nurses and staff at Mountainside Hospital for their extraordinary care and respect.

Published in Star-Ledger on Dec. 9, 2015-


Moore, George P. [MC1948 RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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

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MVIDEO: If Santa were a Jasper...



[JR: Two minute video. Humorous.] 

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JNEWS: Ward, Emilia [MC2008] first women's lacrosse head coach @ NMU



NMU Names first women's lacrosse head coach
By wluc producer

Courtesy: NMU

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With the inaugural season of Northern Michigan women's lacrosse set for the spring of 2017, director of athletics Forrest Karr announced the hiring of Emilia Ward as the program's head coach Wednesday afternoon.

"Emilia was our top candidate very early in the search process," Karr said. "She is passionate about teaching, prioritizes student-athlete well-being, has strong ties to key recruiting areas and has demonstrated the ability to lead all aspects of a high-level program. I look forward to working with Emilia and helping her establish another consistently successful team."

Ward, who is currently the head coach at Division II Pfeiffer (N.C.), has previously helped build three women's lacrosse programs.

"I am honored and very excited to be able to start the program at Northern Michigan," Ward said. "Thank you to Forrest, President Erickson, the NMU Board of Trustees and the rest of the university for this opportunity. I am looking forward to getting out on the recruiting trail right away to build the inaugural class."

Ward most recently launched the program at Division III Kalamazoo (Mich.). In their first season, 2013-14, she led the Hornets to a 5-10 (2-6 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association) record and had one player earn first team all-MIAA recognition. Kalamazoo was also selected to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Academic Honor Roll after posting a 3.23 cumulative grade point average.

In 2014-15, the Hornets went 6-8 (4-4 MIAA) and had two players earn all-MIAA honors. They continued to set high marks in the classroom, making the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll for the second-straight season with a 3.49 GPA. Ten players also earned all-MIAA all-academic honors by recording GPAs of 3.5 or above.

From 2008 to 2011, Ward was John Sung's assistant coach at Division III Adrian (Mich.), where she served as the recruiting coordinator and organized team fundraising ventures. During her tenure, the Bulldogs posted a 40-12 record, appeared in the 2011 NCAA tournament, had ten players earn all-region accolades and made the IWLCA Honor Roll each year.

In 2011, Ward followed Sung to Division I Winthrop (S.C.). As an assistant coach, she helped recruit 22 players and generate practice plans for the inaugural season. She then accepted her first head coaching position at Division II Alderson Broaddus (W. Va.). While there, Ward recruited the inaugural team and sat on the stadium architecture committee, setting up the Battlers to begin competition in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference.

Ward was a four-year letter winner at Division I Manhattan College (N.Y.), where she was named to the all-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference academic team each year from 2005 to 2008. In 2005, she helped the Jaspers capture a conference tournament title and a NCAA tournament berth.

Ward graduated from Manhattan College in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in communications. She then earned her master's degree in sports science with an emphasis on coaching from the United States Sports Academy in 2013.

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Ward, Emilia [MC2008]

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


Good Evening All,

Tom G., an old friend of Mike McEneney's needs our prayers. Tom has had an operation on his one good eye and we pray that the operation has been a complete success with no complications. Please keep Tom and his Family in your prayers. Thank you.  God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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Good Evening All,

Cathie and Mike McEneney ask for our prayers for Cathie's God Daughter, Deirdra. Dierdra is in Hospital and will undergo some tests and biopsys on Thursday.We pray that the MDs are able to diagnose whatever problems are found and treat them successfully and Deirdra return home to her Family. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JHQ: Krall, Marro and Riverso Join Alma Mater BoT



Krall, Marro and Riverso Join Manhattan College’s Board of Trustees
Three successful alumni recently were elected to the board.

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Three Manhattan College alumni have joined the College’s board of trustees: Noreen Krall ’87, J.D., vice president and chief litigation counsel for Apple Inc., Fredric Marro ’77, J.D., founder and president of Westmont Associates, and Milo Riverso ’81, Ph.D., P.E., chief executive officer and president of STV Group, Inc.

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Krall, Noreen [MC1987]

Fredric Marro, Fredric [MC1977]

Riverso, Milo [MC1981]

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MFOUND: Alma Mater golf coach Frank Darby weekly on SiriusXM



Renowned College Golf Coach Frank Darby to Host New Show on SiriusXM
PR Newswire
"On Course" debuts December 15 and will air weekly on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio
December 10, 2015: 10:01 AM ET

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NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM will launch a new weekly show hosted by renowned collegiate golf coach Frank Darby, head coach of the Manhattan College Jaspers.

On Course will debut December 15 and air every Tuesday from 8:00 to 9:00 pm ET on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio, available nationwide on satellite radios (Sirius channel 208, XM channel 92) and on smartphones via the SiriusXM app.

Darby, one of the country's foremost collegiate coaches, will discuss methods for coaching golfers both physically and mentally, and motivating players at all levels of the game to improve and play more consistent and competitive golf. On Course will also focus on today's college game, player development and a number of other interesting and unique topics in the world of golf.

"This is a terrific opportunity and I am excited to be a part of the SiriusXM family," said Darby. "I'm looking forward to sharing my experiences and passion for the game of golf, and making On Course an engaging and interesting hour of radio for the listeners every week."

"Frank is an extraordinary coach, well-known for bringing the best out of his players," said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM's President and Chief Content Officer. "We're very pleased to have him sharing his techniques and ideas on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio. On Course will be an enlightening and instructive show both for those who want to improve their play, and those who want to talk about the game at the collegiate and developmental levels."

Darby is in his first season as head coach of the Manhattan Jaspers Men's Golf team after spending the previous 20 years as the head coach at St. John's University. In his final season at St. John's (2013-14) Darby was named Big East Coach of the Year after guiding the Red Storm to a Big East Championship title. That season two of Darby's players earned Academic All-American honors and one of those, Ryan McCormick, won the Big East individual championship. Darby coached St. John's to six NCAA Regional appearances while overseeing the development of 27 All-Big East selections, including 2011 PGA Championship winner Keegan Bradley. Over his 20-year coaching career, Darby has coached 80 players who earned Big East All-Academic honors, including 11 that were selected as GCAA Academic All-Americans.

A 27-year member of the PGA of America, Darby is a member of the Tournament Operations Field staff for the Metropolitan Section of the PGA, which entails planning, organizing and implementing 100 golf events in a six-month period. He also served as the Head Golf Professional at Nissequoque Golf Club for 11 years and at the Colonial Springs Golf Club for two years.

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JNEWS: Butler, John P. [MC1986] BoD Keryx Biopharmaceuticals



Biotech Stocks that your portfolio will love: BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ:BMRN), Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN), Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:KERX)
    By Sherri Bryant •   December 11, 2015

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Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:KERX) ended at $4.73 by gaining 5.11%. The $473.37M company on December 10, 2015 announced that John P. Butler has been appointed as a new independent director to its board of directors pursuant to the company’s financing transaction with The Baupost Group, L.L.C., effective immediately. Mr. Butler is an industry veteran with significant experience in guiding corporate strategy.

“I am pleased to welcome John to our Board, as he brings extensive strategic knowledge derived from his successful career at Genzyme as president of its renal business,” said Michael Tarnok, chairman of Keryx’s board of directors. “John’s long track record of success commercializing medicines for patients with kidney disease and his global view will certainly prove valuable as we advance the Auryxia™ franchise and build a leading renal business.”

“I believe that there is a significant need for innovative therapies that improve the lives of people with kidney disease,” said Mr. Butler. “I believe Auryxia has that potential, and I am excited to work with Keryx’s management team and board to realize this vision and create value for our shareholders.”
Mr. Butler has more than 25 years of biotech and pharmaceutical industry experience. He has served as the president and chief executive officer of Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. since September 2013. From October 2011 to April 2013, Mr. Butler was the chief executive officer of Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals where he led the successful sale of the company’s assets for a total aggregate consideration that could exceed $1 billion. Prior to Inspiration, Mr. Butler held various positions at Genzyme Corporation, now Sanofi, from 1997 to July 2011, including president of the company’s rare genetic disease business. Notably, he also served as president, general manager of Genzyme’s Renal Division, which grew from $150 million to more than $1 billion in revenue under his leadership. Prior to Genzyme, Mr. Butler held various positions of increasing responsibility at Amgen Inc. John is an active member of the renal community and has served on several non-profit boards, including chairman of the board of trustees for the American Kidney Fund. Mr. Butler received a B.A. in Chemistry from Manhattan College and an M.B.A. from Baruch College.

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Butler, John P. [MC????]

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Dear John,

           I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1986.

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Butler, John P. [MC1986]

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MVIDEO: "Beauty out of box" by Laureta Ismailaj



Beauty Out of Box Student Exhibition
Manhattan College Visual & Performing Arts
Dec 8, 2015

This is an art exhibition called "Beauty out of box" by Laureta Ismailaj at O'Malley Library - Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY

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


Good Morning All,

A couple of prayers.

We have had in our prayers Deb's Sister in Ireland. Deb is Mike McEneney's Son Michael's Assistant and has shared an update thanking you for your prayers and asking for continued prayers. We need to raise the Volume. Deb's Sister will undergo Cranioplasty on Tuesday in Ireland. They will be placing a Titanium plate on her skull and that is not a simple operation. As Deb says, " she truly believes in the power of prayer and it is what has gotten them through all of this to date." Please raise the volume as we continue to pray for a successful operation, a complete recovery free of complication and for Deb's Sister to be home for Christmas as planned.

I also ask for your prayers for the Niece of a Dear friend. Rieny's Niece is in the Cleveland Clinic today for possibly inducing delivery of their child. There are complications that have Karina very upset, worried and frightened. Please raise the volume for this Baby and her parents and that all goes well delivering a healthy Baby.

Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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ENDNOTE: Socialite, 50, allowed to die



Socialite, 50, allowed to die because she didn't want to grow old and ugly was married FOUR times and was terrified of being poor after working as a nanny gave her taste for luxury lifestyle

Mother-of-three suffered kidney failure following a suicide attempt
She said she did not want to 'live in a council flat' or be 'poor or ugly'
Ex-husband said she grew used to the high life while working as a nanny
She's said to have been bad with money and made 'impulsive' decisions
PUBLISHED: 04:36 EST, 3 December 2015 | UPDATED: 09:12 EST, 3 December 2015

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A socialite who died after refusing medical treatment because she didn't want to be old and ugly became used to a life of luxury while working as a high-end nanny, it has emerged.

The 50-year-old was at the centre of a Court of Protection case after she refused treatment for her severely-damaged kidneys because she did not want to ‘live in a council flat, be poor or be ugly'.

It has now emerged that the mother-of-three, whose death was announced yesterday, was married four times and was 'hopeless' with money after tasting the high life while working with wealthy families.

She was said to have been a reckless spender and excessive drinker who led a life ‘characterized by impulsive and self-centred decision-making without guilt or regret’.

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Perhaps she was mentally ill all her life and never got the care she needed to thrive.

Ultimately, as a little L libertarian, I believe we “own” our own bodies.

I’d hope that they found her “competent” to make this decision.

Just makes me sad.

Requiescat In Pacem, dear soul.

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