JASPER JOTTINGS Week 51  - 2015 Dec 20    

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



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POSITRACTION: Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds "We are all Jews here."



Israel to honor late US soldier who protected Jews at Nazi POW camp
Published December 02, 2015 Associated Press

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JERUSALEM –  The Nazi soldiers made their orders very clear: Jewish American prisoners of war were to be separated from their fellow brothers in arms and sent to an uncertain fate.

But Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds would have none of that. As the highest-ranking noncommissioned officer held in the German POW camp, he ordered more than 1,000 Americans captives to step forward with him and brazenly pronounced: "We are all Jews here."

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It's a story that remained untold for decades and one that his son, the Rev. Chris Edmonds, only discovered long after his father's death in 1985.

Edmonds was captured with thousands of others in the Battle of the Bulge in late 1944 and spent 100 days in captivity. His son vaguely knew about his father's past from a pair of diaries Edmonds kept in captivity that included the names and addresses of his men and some of his daily thoughts.

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What tremendous courage!

I don’t know what I would have done.

And, like most heroes, the story was never bragged about.

The dialogue about “war crimes” might have been just enough to save his own life.

It’s a shame that only God knows these stories. We need more examples of moral courage. Doing the right thing; no matter the cost.

Hopefully, this can inspire us to “We are all Jews here.” or "We are all Muslims here."

Remember “First they came …” is a famous statement and provocative poem attributed to pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) about the cowardice of German intellectuals following the Nazis' rise to power and the subsequent purging of their chosen targets, group after group. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_they_came_...

We have to remember this and that all it takes is one good person to stop evil in its tracks.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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JNEWS: Volpe, Chelsea [MC2004] and Volpe, Shaun [MC2006] honor their Mom



December 13, 2015
$35K raised at Marianne Volpe 5K run

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Counting the donations and money generated at the race, $35,000 was raised at the fourth annual Marianne Volpe 5K and Pumpkins Fun Run at Baldwin Park recently.

The race honored Marianne Volpe, who passed away from Acute Lymphocitic Leukemia, an aggressive form of blood cancer, at the age of 56 in 2011. She was the wife of Long Island Junior Soccer League Hall of Famer Jim Volpe, who is Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association’s ODP chairperson.

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The Volpe's children, Chelsea and Shaun, grew up playing in the LIJSL before performing for Manhattan College. They are still involved in the game today.

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Volpe, Chelsea [MC????]

Volpe, Shaun [MC????]

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Dear John,

            I believe that Chelsea is a member of the Class of 2004, and Shaun is a member of the Class of 2006.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Volpe, Chelsea [MC2004]

Volpe, Shaun [MC2006]

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JNEWS: Furlong, James W. [MC1983] BELIMO's Head of Americas



James W. Furlong to become new Head of Americas and memberof the Group Executive Committee of the Belimo Group

The BELIMO Holding AG Board of Directors appointed James W. Furlong as the Head of Americas and member of the Group Executive Committee. Mr. Furlong is the successor of Lars van der Haegen, who has been leading as CEO of the Belimo Group since July 1, 2015.

J. Furlong has been managing the industrial refrigeration business of Johnson Controls, Building Efficiency Group, with global accountability since 2008.

From 1999-2008, he worked in various functions at the Baltimore Airfoil Company, Inc., and also worked in various functions at York International Corporation from 1991-1999.

J. Furlong is a professional engineer (P.E.) with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland.

With his extensive experience in the HVACfield, he has the necessary qualifications to lead and further develop Belimo in the Americas. He will enter his new role on March 1, 2016.The Belimo Group will continue to follow its profitable growth strategy and furthermore position itself as the market and technology leader.

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Furlong, James W. [MC????]

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Dear John,

              I believe that James is a member of the Class of 1983.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Furlong, James W. [MC1983]

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JNEWS: Wright, Beate M. [MC1992] Exec Dir of WRF’s Washington office



Water Research Foundation Hires Beate M. Wright as Executive Director of Washington, D.C. Office
December 09, 2015 11:28 AM Eastern Standard Time

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Water Research Foundation (WRF), a leading sponsor of research supporting the water community, has hired Beate M. Wright as executive director of WRF’s Washington, D.C. office. Wright will contribute to the strategic direction of WRF as part of the Senior Management Team and director of Subscribers Services and Communications and Marketing, and manage the organization’s engagement with various federal agencies.

“She will play a key role in our growing One Water research and outreach efforts and will continue to foster our relationship with representatives in Washington, D.C.”

"We are thrilled that Beate will be joining the Water Research Foundation team,” said Rob Renner, executive director of WRF. “She will play a key role in our growing One Water research and outreach efforts and will continue to foster our relationship with representatives in Washington, D.C.”

A 20 year veteran in water quality and treatment, Wright most recently served as director of operations of Loudoun Water where she managed the utility’s Goose Creek Water Treatment Facility and the Broad Run Water Reclamation Facility. Together, the two facilities manage nearly 30 million gallons of water per day for Loudoun county residents. As director of operations, Wright managed the integration of Loudoun Water’s first large potable water treatment plant, a water reservoir system and an earthen and concrete dam into Loudoun Water’s water system and operations.

Throughout her career, Wright has been an active member of the American Water Works Association (AWWA), and currently serves as the VA Section representative as Director on AWWA’s board. In 2012, AWWA awarded Wright the George Warren Fuller Award for her distinguished service to the water supply field. Additionally, Wright served on the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Water Supply Plan Advisory Panel and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Regulatory Advisory Panel.

“I am honored to be part of the Water Research Foundation team,” said Wright. “I have always admired WRF for their commitment to sound water research and look forward to representing WRF as we seek to coordinate with federal agencies on the various challenges facing the water community today and into the future.”

Wright received a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Clarkson University, a Masters in Environmental Engineering from Manhattan College, and is a licensed P.E.

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Wright, Beate M. [MC????]

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Dear John,

              I believe that Beate received her Masters in 1992.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Wright, Beate M. [MC1992]

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JOBIT: Girzaitis, Loretta [MC???? RIP] on 2015-Dec-15



1920 - 2015


Born February 21, 1920 in Chicago of Lithuanian parents and is survived by niece Nancy Girzaitis, of Elderburg, MD, cousins Gintautas Sabataitis of Parma, Ohio and Maria Levenson of Pikeville, TN. She was preceded in death by her father Paul, mother Zuzana, brother Zenon (Jack), sister Jean Girzaitis, SSC.

She entered the Sisters of St. Casimir in Chicago in 1937 and left the congregation in 1968. While in the community she taught in both elementary and high schools in Chicago, Nebraska, New Mexico and Pennsylvania. After receiving her Masters Degree in Catechetical Theology from Manhattan College in Riverdale, N.Y., she worked for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for 21 years, creating and facilitating adult learning and enrichment programs in parishes, and aided other dioceses in developing similar programs.

She led nine groups to Israel, Jordan, Turkey and Greece. She studied at Tantur Institute in Jerulsalem and visited Catechetical Centers in Spain, France, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Switzerland. Loretta served on national boards as well as at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport and the University of Minnesota. She taught adult education courses in the archdiocese as well as Catholic University in Washington, D.C., La Salle College and St. Joseph Colleges in Pennsylvania and at the Colleges of St. Catherine, St. Thomas, Concordia College and United Theological Seminary in St. Paul.

She helped the dioceses in the state of Virginia develop programs in adult learning. Loretta made presentations on spirituality in many Methodist churches in North Carolina and held honorary membership in the Women's Division of the United Methodist Church, writing for their publications. She was the author of seven books on spirituality, bible study and adult education and authored numerous articles for various publications.

Upon retirement she was a spiritual guide after receiving her training from Shalem Institute in Washington, D.C.; a volunteer for Hospice of the Twin Cities and developed a web site "Raised to the Light" to share reflections based on her writings. She and her sister Jean visited Lithuania, her parents' homeland, three times, once when it was still under the domination of the Soviet Union and twice after it regained its independence.

Loretta's cremains will be buried alongside her parents in St. Casimir Cemetery in Chicago. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 am Friday, 12/18/15 with visitation 1 hour prior to service at Holy Family Residence of the Little Sisters of the Poor, 332 S. Exchange St. in St. Paul, which was Loretta's final home. Memorial Masses will later be offered at St. Odilia Parish in Shoreview where she was a parishioner for two decades and at the Motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Casimir in Chicago, Ill. All friends and acquaintances are invited to attend the funeral service and to continue to pray for the repose of her soul.

Loretta expressed her deepest gratitude to Little Sisters of the Poor for the exceptional care she received there. Memorials to Little Sisters of the Poor.

Published in Pioneer Press on Dec. 15, 2015


Girzaitis, Loretta [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Good Evening All,

From Jasper Jottings, our prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Fellow Jasper, Loretta Girzaitis. Loretta, loved and respected by so many will be missed by all. Her Family have shared the following Obituary for this accomplished and dedicated woman. Please add her to your prayers and her Famiky as they mourn the loss of their loved one. 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 Loretta.

             May She rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JOBIT: Wagner, Fredric Aloysius [MC1958 RIP] on 2015-Dec-11



Fredric Aloysius Wagner
AGE: 81 •

On Dec. 11, 2015, Fredric A. Wagner peacefully passed from this life at home as a result of a severe hemorrhagic stroke suffered earlier this year. Fred was the loving husband of Edith (Marley) Wagner (née Runge) of Barnegat, NJ for the past 16 years. Fred was a graduate of Manhattan College, Bronx, NY with a BSEE. He was employed by Bendix Guidance Systems Division in Teterboro, NJ, for 35 years, where he designed electromagnetic gyroscope components, including those for the Hubble Space Telescope.

Fred was predeceased by his first wife of 35 years Dorothy, and his sisters Eileen, Dolores and Phyllis. Fred is survived by his loving and devoted wife Edith, his sister Marguerite, sons Edward and James, and daughters Susan and Cheryl, Edith's children Edwin, Elizabeth, Karen, Tom and John, and their families.

The family will receive visitors on Friday, Dec. 18, from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM at the C.C. Van Emburgh Funeral Home, 306 E. Ridgewood Ave, Ridgewood, NJ. The funeral will be held at Corpus Christi Church, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, on Saturday, Dec. 19, at 10:30 AM. Please refer to http://www.vanemburgh.com for details.

Funeral Home
C. C. Van Emburgh - Ridgewood
306 E Ridgewood Ave
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
(201) 445-0344

Published in Asbury Park Press on Dec. 16, 2015


Wagner, Fredric Aloysius [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/app/fredric-aloysius-wagner-condolences/176890830?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 Fredric is a member of the Class of 1958.

                 May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Wagner, Fredric Aloysius [MC1958 RIP]

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MFOUND: Joseph Napoli, directed the Manhattan College Singers



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The Dominoes Choir of St. Dominic Academy in Jersey City performed at an annual blessing and tree lighting Dec. 10 at Cusack Care Center, a nursing facility. The Dominoes performed under the direction of Joseph Napoli, a St. Dominic Academy teacher since 1979 who has also directed the Manhattan College Singers and Saint Peter's College Glee Club.

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MFOUND: Brother Robert Berger quoted



O Brother, Who Art Thou?
New Vatican document gives religious brothers a moment in the sun
By John L. Allen Jr. Associate editor
December 14, 2015

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Christian Brother Robert Berger, a religious studies professor at Manhattan College, says that once upon a time, brothers were seen as extraordinary men doing an ordinary thing, since there were plenty of brothers around and Catholics typically put their way of life on a pedestal.
Today, he said, the situation is reversed; brothers now will be seen, he said, as “ordinary men doing an extraordinary ministry.”

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JEMAIL: Handren, Ed (MC1965) reports Jones, Clarence J. [MC1967 RIP] passed


Our AAS brother Clarence J Jones passed yesterday. Notice at http://www.richmond.com/obituaries/article_4fceb3c0-bcc1-5b09-adde-264d214de45f.html . Our condolences to Lynn and the Clarence J. Jones family. He is now at peace. Requiem Eterna dona eis Domine!

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Obituaries & In Memoriam
posted Yesterday December 14th, 2015. Updated 2 days ago

JONES, Mr. Clarence J., of Moseley, Va., departed this life December 12, 2015. Remains rest at Mimms Funeral Home, 1827 Hull St. Funeral notice later.

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Good Evening All,

Ed Handren '65 has shared below the sad news of the passing of his good friend Clarence J. Jones '67 BS. We pray for the repose of the soul of Clarence, his Wife, Lynette and their Family as the Family mourn the loss of their loved one. Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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Dear John,

              I believe that Clarence is a member of the Class of 1967.

                    May He Rest In Peace.

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Jones, Clarence J. [MC1967 RIP]

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


Good Morning All,

John Reinke has shared a prayer request from the Widow of one of his Classmates at Manhattan Prep. Lisa Dale Hammonds asks for some " Prayer Power. " Lisa will be in Houston, Texas at M.D.Anderson, for a Biopsy on a node on her neck. We pray for the outcome to be nothing to worry about but should there be any concern, we pray that the MDs are able to deal with it fully and free of complications. Thank you. God Bless. Thank you John.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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JNEWS: Patterson, James [MC1969] "Please dream big"



Patterson to MSU's Class of 2015: 'Be dreamers and doers'

Special to The Dispatch
December 14, 2015 9:09:04 AM

2015 12Dec 15 Patterson

STARKVILLE -- "Please dream big," international best-selling and award-winning author James Patterson urged the more than 1,300 graduates during Friday's fall commencement ceremonies at Mississippi State University.

"Make sure you have a dream when you leave Mississippi State and have a backup dream," Patterson said. "When I was kid, right through high school and into college, my dream was to play basketball in the NBA. I could dunk. I was pretty good. It didn't happen, but I had a backup dream."

"I loved to write stories, and I went at the craft of storytelling with passion and perseverance and kind of obsessive stubbornness. My first novel was published when I was 26," he added. His fictional novels have now sold more than 300 million copies.

Currently holding the Guinness World Record for the most No. 1 New York Times best-sellers of any author and the first to achieve 10 million e-book sales, the New York native also is the first to have No. 1 new titles listed simultaneously on the Times' children's and adult best-seller lists.

"You have to work real hard at your dream and even at your backup dream," Patterson said. "I've always felt compelled to do the best that I possibly can and tell the best stories I'm capable of, especially my stories for kids."

A summa cum laude English graduate of Manhattan College and Vanderbilt University, he also has produced several popular book series for young adults.

In addition to "dreamers," Patterson also encouraged the December graduates to be "doers."

"There is so much to do right now, and please try not to be cynical about it and skeptical about it.

"You can do stuff; you really can," he emphasized.

Patterson and wife Susan Solie Patterson, who currently reside in Florida, long have been major supporters of literacy education initiatives. Earlier this year at MSU, the couple established the James Patterson Teacher Education Scholarship Endowment, with inaugural awards to eight freshman elementary education majors.

Following his address, Patterson said he and Susan plan to donate more scholarships for MSU students next year. MSU President Mark E. Keenum also declared Patterson an honorary Bulldog in recognition of his contributions, integrity and professional achievements that have set an example of excellence.

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Patterson, James [MC1969]

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JOBIT: Seebeck, Bill [MC1971 RIP] on 2015-Dec-13



William Bernard "Bill" Seebeck

NORTHAMPTON - William Bernard Seebeck, 65, recently of Northampton, passed away Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015.

William was born in San Francisco, California, to the late Margaret (Symonds) Seebeck and John Seebeck. Bill relocated at the age of three to Midland Beach, Staten Island, New York. He attended St. Margaret Mary School and graduated from Monsignor Farrell High School. At 17, Bill was named Outstanding Catholic Youth in America by the CYO.

He attended Manhattan College and worked for the Nixon and Ford administrations. Bill worked for many years in Manhattan for WR Grace, Lexis Nexis, and Ziff Davis which took him to the Middle East. Eventually starting his own company and becoming a pioneer in electronic payment processing. He studied at Union Theological Seminary and became a Deacon in the Episcopal Church, allowing him to continue to minister to the community.

He was a loving father, brother, nephew, son and caring grandfather. He is survived by his sons Christopher and his wife Joanne of Cohasset, and Matthew of Stamford, Connecticut; his sisters Eileen White of Sugarloaf, Pennsylvania, and Margaret Buxbaum of Florida; his aunt Eileen Sibert of Toms River, New Jersey, and North Sutton, New Hampshire; and his grandchildren Margaret, Jared and Nolan.

Visiting hours will be held Friday, Dec. 18, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Czelusniak Funeral Home of Northampton, 173 North St. A service of remembrance for Bill will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 14 Boltwood Avenue, Amherst. Burial at Old Main street Cemetery in New Hampshire will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fisherhouse.org.

To sign a Guest Book, express condolences, share memories and read other obituaries, go to www.gazettenet.com/obituaries.

Czelusniak Funeral Home
173 North Street
Northampton, MA 01060
(413) 584-3585

Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on Dec. 16, 2015


Seebeck, Bill [MC1971 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/gazettenet/william-bernard-seebeck-bill-condolences/176902261?cid=full

[JR: And a Jasper Jottings reader and submitter. Argh! Requiescat In Pacem.] 

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Jerry Breen — 51 mins · Sadly, my old friend Bill Seebeck died a few days ago. We never saw each other after Manhattan College in the late 60's - early 70's, but we kept in touch over the years as he went through a variety of careers, from software pioneer to clergyman. Bill was a brilliant, funny guy and a true friend. In recent years, he found it difficult to communicate because of his health problems. The news of his death was not unexpected, but it's difficult to accept nonetheless. He suffered a lot but always had the same warm, sunny disposition. He had a great soul.

Breen, Jerry (MC1971)

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JNEWS: Reilly, Marianne [MC1982] Senior Associate AD at Fordham



Nothing But Net: St. Barnabas Alumnus Makes History On And Off The Court
by John Haffey 12/16/2015

Reilly, Marianne

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YONKERS, N.Y. -- "As a freshman in college, I looked at a list of names and thought 'I wonder who will be the first woman in the Hall of Fame,'" says Marianne Reilly with a chuckle, recalling her initial encounter with Manhtattan College's pantheon of athletic excellence. Little did she know that just 14 years later, her name would be the first to grace the list.

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Since her playing days, Reilly has gone on to a successful career in academia. After teaching and coaching in New York public and Catholic systems, she began her long tenure at Fordham University. From serving as an assistant women’s basketball to an associate athletic director, Reilly has been a staple of Fordham athletics for more than 25 years, where she currently is the Senior Associate Athletic Director.

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Reilly, Marianne [MC1982]

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


Good Morning All,

Thank you for your prayers for my friend Rieny's Niece, Carina. Carina's baby, was welcomed into the world free of complications. Young Gabriel tipped the scales at 6.2 lbs. Your prayers made a difference. Thank you from Rieny and her Family. God Bless.
Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Sarah


Good Evening All,

Our prayers are requested for Sarah, Daughter of Fellow Jasper Rich Molino '89.
Sarah, after an overnight stay in ICU/Recovery was transferred to a regular room. We pray for Sarah's continued and complete recovery, that she may be up and walking shortly, and home soon after. Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for two


Good Afyernoon All,

Fellow Jasper and active Member of the Alumni Board, Terry Gaffney, asks for our prayers for the following.
Mr. John Montague, Class of 1973, who is battling Cancer, and,
Mr. Bert P. Who is going through a very bad time with Family issues.
We pray that God's Mercy touch these men and their Families in this their time of need. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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JFACEBOOK: Steinberg, Robert "Bob Stei" (MC1993) gives out good advice


Bob Stei  7 hrs · Willow Grove, PA · I forgot to mention something small but important that happened recently. A listener of mine from a past station reached out to me regarding advice about getting started in the radio industry. I answered a few questions and gave my honest advice. This person called me while I was on the air Saturday just to thank me for the advice. It's such a small but important gesture that is lost on my generation. I would like to think I have openly thanked the many people who have guided me, assisted me and did a favor for me in my twenty plus years in this biz. I have helped many people as well(the joke is Bob Stei-giving people radio careers since 1997) and at times the gratitude has not been there. Some people have gone so far to assume that I was put on this earth to give them the contacts and connections they "deserve." People, a simple thank you goes a loooong way!

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Steinberg, Robert "Bob Stei" (MC1993)

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JHQ: Manhattan Monthly



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JHQ: Statement on an Inclusive Community - December 17, 2015



Statement on an Inclusive Community - December 17, 2015

We, the undersigned members of the Manhattan College community, condemn Islamophobia, Arabophobia, and all forms of bigotry, racism and intolerance. We condemn the actions and words of public figures and any and all organizations who have attempted to exploit recent acts of violence to incite anti-Muslim and anti-Arab feeling in our country.

In keeping with the hallmarks of our Lasallian heritage, we respond to these deplorable outbursts by reaffirming that Manhattan College is an inclusive community. We welcome and cherish people from all ethnic groups, all faith traditions, and people of no faith. We reiterate the words of Circular 461 of the De La Salle Christian Brothers:

“The anthropological view of human nature that motivates Lasallians recognizes and dignifies every human being as being unique, unrepeatable, and educable. Discrimination based on gender, culture, religion, sexual orientation or political affiliation has no place in the Lasallian educational Mission." (3.3, Circular 461 September 2010)

“Let it be stated clearly and unambiguously that calling oneself Lasallian is not relegated only to those of the Christian faith. Many faith-filled people professing other creeds participate daily in the Lasallian educational Mission. They are a valued part of this community.” (3.13, Circular 461, September 2010)

We are grateful for the opportunity to learn from, and be enriched by, the many Muslim students and scholars who are cherished members of our community. We stand together as Lasallians to oppose hate speech and to encourage respect and dignity.

See who signed the Statement:


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[JR: I’d like to see the Muslim condemnation of the terrorism too.] 

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JNEWS: Knudsen, Tom [MC2010] NYPD 13th Precinct Cop of the Year



2015 12Dec 18 Knudsen

Knudsen, Tom [MC2010]

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Paul Knudsen That’s my son.

Jeanne Barron Knudsen We're so proud of our son Tom!(Jeanne Barron Knudsen '83 and Paul Knudsen '84!)

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Knudsen, Jeanne Barron [MC1983]

Knudsen, Paul [MC1984]

[JR: I can see the pride bursting out from here. Laugh! And well deserved.]

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


Good Afternoon All,

John Reinke has shared a prayer request from Fellow Jasper, Peter Gallaher '65 BA. Peter's message follows.

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Peter Gallaher

The past two days have not been the best two days in my life. But, that's a two six pack story. Never mind.
Anyway, of your kindness, please remember in your prayers our granddaughter Mary Catherine. She broke her ankle several weeks ago, rather severely, and has not been doing well. She is in the hospital, now, with something my daughter, her mother, says is DVT, a blood clot.

Spare a prayer for me, too. I don't have the legs I used to have for this kind of exercise.

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Please keep Mary Catherine in your prayers as we pray for complete recovery from her injury, that the MDs are able to dissolve the blood clot and as they rebuild her ankle that her healing is total, free of complications. Please keep her Parents and Grandparents in
your prayers as well. Thank you. God Bless,

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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Gallaher, Peter (MC1965)

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JOBIT: Stauble, John J. III “Jay" [MC1986 RIP] on 2015-Dec-13



John Joseph Stauble III
August 13, 1964 - December 13, 2015

Stauble, John J. III "Jay", 51, passed away in Roswell, GA on Sunday, December 13, 2015. Born in Suffern, NY he was the son of the late John J. Stauble, Jr. and Joan (McDonald) Stauble.

Mr. Stauble studied finance at Manhattan College and then worked in the finance industry in midtown Manhattan for a few years. He was a policeman for the NYPD for 10 years until having to retire due to illness.

Besides his mother, he is survived by his son, Jay Joseph Stauble of Manhattan and siblings, Keith, Mark and Nancy.

His funeral service will be held on Monday, December 28, 2015 at 10 AM in St. Mary of the Bay Parish, 645 Main Street, Warren, RI with burial to follow in St. Mary of the Bay Cemetery, Vernon Street, Warren. For information and condolences, www.wilbur-romano.com


Stauble, John J. III “Jay" [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

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

                May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Stauble, John J. III “Jay" [MC1986 RIP]

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JNEWS: Napolitano, Michael [MC2010] added at HLB Specialties


HLB Specialties adds Michael Napolitano to sales team
TheProduceNews.com-Dec 18, 2015

Napolitano graduated from Manhattan College in 2010 with a double major in international business and business finance. In his spare time, he enjoys ...

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[JR: It’s a bad link but the fragment from Google was enough to post it.] 

Napolitano, Michael [MC2010]

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ENDNOTE: More missing emails is very “convenient”?



State Dept. cannot find emails of Clinton IT staffer
Published December 12, 2015  FoxNews.com

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The State Department cannot find emails sent by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s IT staffer Bryan Pagliano who helped setup Clinton’s private email server, a State Department official told Fox News on Friday.

Alec Gerlach, a State Department spokesman, told Fox News investigators working on recovering Pagliano's emails from the server “have not yet located a .pst that covers the time period of Secretary’s Clinton tenure.”

Politico first reported that state officials told the Senate Judiciary Committee in a closed-door meeting they couldn’t find backup copies of Pagliano’s emails during his work under Clinton when she served as Secretary of State, according to a letter reportedly sent from committee Chairman Chuck Grassley to Secretary of State John Kerry.

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Ain’t that “convenient”?

Time to start sending people to jail!

If, when I was USAF at NSA, had done one iota of what these folks have done, then I’d probably just be getting out today.


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