JASPER JOTTINGS Week 01  - 2016 Jan 03    

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



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POSITRACTION: What’s better medicine for a sick almost teenager girl?



Frat Brothers Brighten Hospital Room For Brave Little Girl
By Barbara Diamond

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Twelve-year-old Lexi Brown has cancer, and she recently spent some time at the Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA in California. Her hospital room faced one of the massive frat houses on UCLA’s fraternity row. To pass the time and have a little fun, Lexi and her mom put a sign in the window asking for a pizza delivery, not thinking it would lead to something so incredible.

The members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon house heard about the sign, so they walked across the street. Not only did they bring pizza, but they also brought a bouquet of roses, and a guitar. Here was a bunch of 20-something frat guys, taking time out of their day to play music for a sick little girl. Lexi’s mom, Lisa, was touched to tears.

The surprises didn’t end there. Lexi struck up a friendship with the SAE fraternity. The guys arranged for all sorts of exciting visits for Lexi, from the UCLA football team to women’s tennis players. But Lexi’s newfound popularity didn’t stop the frat brothers from continuing to show up at her hospital bed — to play cards, to bring her a stuffed animal, or to simply sit and talk.

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What’s better medicine for a sick almost teenager girl?

A room full of hot frat boys making a fuss over her.

Read the rest of the story for another great idea.

Well done gentlemen! Well done.

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JOY: Pisacreta, Gabriella [MC????] is engaged



2015 12Dec 27 Gabriella

Gabriella Pisacreta at Valhalla High School (New York).

15 hrs Instagram

It's official!!!! # abouttime # shitjustgotreal # 12yearsagirlfriend # alwaysabridemaidneverabride # feyonce # gscottfordays # whatsgoodwithyouandme

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Pisacreta, Gabriella [MC????]

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Good Afternoon All,
Please join in congratulating Fellow Jasper, Gabriella Pisacreta, upon her engagement and in offering a prayer as she and her Fiance begin to prepare for the next step in their life journey. Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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MOBIT: Farrell, Joseph B. [MCxfaculty RIP] on 2015-Dec-19



Joseph B. Farrell

Joseph Brendan Farrell died peacefully in his home on December 19, 2015 at the age of 92 surrounded by his children.

He is survived by his seven children: Joe Farrell of Lewes, Delaware, Bob Farrell (Michelle) of Bellevue, Kentucky, Rose Hammell of Parkersburg, West Virginia, Mary Rosenfeldt, Tom (Ginny) Farrell, Chris Farrell (LeAnn) and Theresa Farrell all of Cincinnati. He was a loving grandfather to many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents William and Agnes Farrell, his loving wife of 63 years, Winifred Farrell, his sister, Agnes Marsh and his brother, William Farrell, one son-in-law, John Rosenfeldt, one grandson, Reed Farrell and two infant granddaughters, Katherine and Stephanie Farrell.

Joseph grew up in the Bronx, New York. He graduated with a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 1944, M.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1947 and a Ph. D from Cornell University in 1954.

He worked in private industry until 1960 when he answered the call to teach chemical engineering at Manhattan College. When asked by his seven children why he left, he said it was more important to make a positive difference in the vocation we chose, rather than how much money we would make.

Joe moved his family to Cincinnati in 1967 to work for the EPA to help in the new field of Environmental Science. While at the EPA, Dr. Farrell's work directly impacted the treatment of all domestic waste water in the United States. His work was instrumental in developing the current framework for biosolids management, allowing for beneficial land application for soil replenishment, while ensuring public safety by defining the treatment to eliminate harmful microorganisms and reduce metals in domestic biosolids.

He retired from the EPA in 1993 and continued as an environmental consultant until 2012. His contributions to protect public and environmental health have stood the test of time, and have been recognized with distinguished honors, including the "William W. Edgar Pioneer Award" for outstanding contributions to the disinfection field, awarded in 2005 by the Water Environment Federation.

Joseph was a parishioner of Guardian Angels Parish for 48 years serving in a variety of leadership roles including President of both the School Board and Parish Council. Since he retired from the EPA, he has enjoyed serving various charities, but he had a particular passion for his work as a tutor and mentor in math and science for students from Purcell-Marian.

Memorial Mass will be held at Guardian Angels Church on January 9 at 10 am. Friends may greet family members at 9 a.m. in the Gathering Space, and there will be a reception immediately following the mass. Memorial contributions can be made to C/O Sister Janet Linz, Lavatas Powell Tutoring/Mentoring Program, 2935 Hackberry, Cincinnati, Ohio 45206.

Published in the Kentucky Enquirer on Dec. 27, 2015


Farrell, Joseph B. [MCxfaculty RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/nky/joseph-b-farrell-condolences/177037653?cid=full

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

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MFOUND: Jesus' mansion with a connection to Alma Mater



Step inside the mansion built for Jesus’ return
By Reed Tucker
December 27, 2015 | 5:48am

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The estate was eventually given to the Archdiocese of New York, who then sold in 1969 it to nearby Manhattan College. The school intended to build dormitories on the lot, but the plan was abandoned when another site was chosen.

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MFOUND: Alma Mater subway sign



2015 Dec 27 jasper subway

Lisa Brown
15 mins
A sign seen today on the New York City subway holiday nostalgia train

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JFACEBOOK: Parriott, Don (MC1983) looking to reconnect



Don Parriott 22 mins Sparta, NJ

Looking to reconnect with friends who were studying chemistry, biology, biochemistry around the time period of 1979-1983.

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Parriott, Don (MC1983)

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GOOGLE+: Downey, Martin [MC????] Works at Network Marketing Tips



Downey, Martin [MC????] Works at Network Marketing Tips
Attended Manhattan College
Lives in San Jose,CA


An old veteran of the sales arena


I have worked for 33 years in sales. I have done multi level marketing, social media marketing, email marketing and the old snail mail marketing too. I have owned my own telemarketing company and have spent many years in sales and lead generation in the high tech industry. I have sold to consumers right on up to c-level people at Fortune 100 companies. I once got Meg Whitman to call me back. Network marketing has been a hobby that turned into a business for me.

Bragging rights

I have made six figures in sales many times

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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GOOGLE+: Lutaj, Aida [MC????] lives in New York, NY



Lutaj, Aida [MC????]
Attended Manhattan College
Lives in New York, NY

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MOBIT: Hairston, William B. Jr. [MCattendee RIP] on 2015-Dec-24



William B. Hairston Jr.
December 14, 1924 - December 24, 2015

Bill (or Billy to his friends that knew him the longest) peacefully departed from his home in Birmingham, Alabama to be fully with his savior this past Christmas Eve. He was the son of the late William B. Hairston and Kate Steele Hairston, both of Birmingham. Bill is survived by his wife of sixty years, Louise ("Weezie") Poe Hairston, his son Bill Hairston III (Lynn) of Birmingham, his sister Kathryn H. Green of Alexandria, Virginia, and his three nephews: Gordon Green (Barbara) of Grey, Georgia, Russell Green of Centreville, Virginia, and Dillard Green (Regina) of Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

While attending Phillips High School, Bill caught his first glance of Weezie at a dance, but their marriage would have to wait for fifteen long years. During those years, Bill began his studies at the University of Alabama, only to have those scholastic endeavors postponed by World War II. Bill's service to his country began with his education as an engineer at Manhattan College. But as the Nazi war machine raged across Europe, this education was also postponed so that Bill could train to be a paratrooper. A training accident injured Bill's knee (an injury that would continue to plague him the rest of his life) and Bill was transferred into the infantry. As a Sergeant with the 69th Infantry Division, Bill spent the remainder of his military service in the European theatre pushing across France, until finally meeting up with the Russian forces in the vicinities of Torgau and Strehla, Germany, thereby splitting the Nazi forces into two parts and hastening the end of this bloody conflict. In recognition of his service, Bill was awarded the Bronze Star, and the Combat Infantry Badge.

Upon returning home, Bill completed his studies at the University of Alabama obtaining a BS degree from the Commerce School (1949) and a LLB degree from the Law School (1950). While at Alabama, he was inducted into both Omicron Delta Kappa, and Jasons. Socially he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity (and later was inducted into ATO's hall of fame). His graduation, however, did not end his connection with his alma mater. In the years that followed, Bill would become a charter member of the Farrah Law Society, the president of both the UA Law School Alumni Association and of the UA Law School Foundation where he continued to serve with distinction as an emeritus director.

In 2001, Bill was honored to receive the Sam W. Pipes Distinguished Alumnus Award from his alma mater. Following graduation, Bill, along with Ben A. Engel, founded a law firm that still bears his name. Later, Rick Johanson would join them and build on Bill's teaching and mentoring practices to both clients and colleagues in the legal profession.

Bill's sixty year legacy practicing law, can be felt in many arenas. He taught "Bills and Notes" at the Birmingham School of Law, receiving the 1968 Outstanding Faculty Award. He authored the treatise entitled Detinue, Executions, and Mechanics' Liens: The Law in Alabama. (The Harrison Co., 1982. 124 pp. Latest Update 1999). He was instrumental in developing a unified judicial system in the state. He instituted in Birmingham the nation's first Law Day Parade, receiving the ABA's Award of Merit. After working his way up the ranks Bill was elected president first of the Birmingham Bar Association (Secretary, 1967; Vice President, 1969; President, 1970), and then of the Alabama Bar Association (Member, Board of Commissioners, 1973-1979; Second Vice President, 1978; Chairman, Disciplinary Commission, 1978-1979; President-Elect, 1982; President, 1983-1984). In recognition of these services Bill, in 2004, received the Birmingham Bar Association's Lifetime Achievement Award.

In addition to these bar associations, and the American Bar Association, Bill was a life fellow of both the Alabama Bar Foundation, and the American Bar Foundation, and a member of both the Southern Conference of Bar Presidents and the National Conference of Bar Presidents. He was a fellow of American College of Trial Lawyers. He served as the "Recorder" in Leeds, Alabama, and as a member of the Alabama Judicial Conference, the Judicial Inquiry Commission, and the Alabama Law Institute. In the federal arena, Bill was admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, and a trustee of and later president (1986-1990) of the Eleventh Circuit Historical Society.

He also served on the management board of the downtown YMCA, as the treasurer of Vestavia Country Club and as a member of the Monday Morning Quarterback Club. Following his marriage to Weezie in 1955, Bill transferred his membership from Sixth Avenue Presbyterian Church to Highlands United Methodist Church, where he taught Sunday School for over fifty years, held every office, including chairman of the Board of Stewards, and was instrumental in establishing Highlands' foundation, and the Methodist Educational Leave Society (now the Institute for Clergy Excellence "ICE").

But his real passion was one he shared with his wife - the cultivation of the state flower. These gems were his pride and joy, and he showed them throughout the southeast. Bill was president and show chairman of the Birmingham Camellia Society, judge of the American Camellia Society and is honored to have a camellia that bears his name.

The family would like to express its gratitude and love to Sharon Hagler for her compassionate care, along with special recognition and thanks to Ida Brand, Kandace Beasley, and Liz Rayford, and also to Kris and Sheila from New Beacon Hospice whose tender care allowed Bill to rest peacefully in his home until the time of his eternal rest.

Funeral service for Bill will be held Wednesday, December 30th at 10:00 a.m. at Highlands United Methodist Church with committal in Highlands’ columbarium and visitation in the fellowship hall to follow. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Music Fund of Highlands United Methodist Church (1045 20th St S, Birmingham, AL 35205).

Published in The Birmingham News from Dec. 26 to Dec. 30, 2015


Hairston, William B. Jr. [MCattendee RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/birmingham/william-b-hairston-condolences/177033057?cid=full

[JR: Attendees are recognized 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.]

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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 the Barry Family


Joe Quinn asks for our prayers for the Barry Family during this Christmas time. They lost their Mother, Willy, last year and lost a Son/Brother, Kyle, this year. Please keep them in your prayers as the Family mourn their loss. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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JUPDATE: Jones, Clarence Joseph [MC1967 RIP] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


JOBIT: Jones, Clarence Joseph [MC???? RIP] on 2015-Dec-12


Published in Asbury Park Press on Dec. 24, 2015


Jones, Clarence Joseph [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/app/clarence-j-jones-condolences/177004077?cid=full

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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 Joseph [MC1967 RIP]

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JUPDATE: Konieczny, Steven James [MC1966 RIP] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


JOBIT: Konieczny, Steven James [MC1966 RIP] on 2015-Dec-22

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

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Dear John,

I believe that Steven is a member of the Class of 1966.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Konieczny, Steven James [MC1966 RIP]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Guarini, Bill [MC1997] prays for cousin, and her family



Guarini, Bill [MC1997]
13 hrs GoFundMe

Please pray for my cousin, her family and their community. They survived in a bath tub as everything else was torn away. Below is the gofundme page established to help them during this unimaginable time.

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Sims Family Tornado Fund


2015 12Dec 28 Guarini

Mark's brother, sister-in-law and nephews, George, Kerin, Brett Sims and Jakeb Manning, lost their home, vehicles, and personal possessions in the recent tornado.  The family was inside the home and barely made it into the bathroom before the house completely collapsed around them.  They walked away by the grace of God sustaining only minor injuries.  George has served both local and federal law enforcement for the past 32 years.  George has unselfishly given his life to serve and protect others, and we feel this is an opportunity to give back.  Kerin, is an amazing lady.  She is so giving, loving and selfless.  She loves the Lord, and breaths a breath of life into the whole family.  Brett was wounded in combat while serving in Afghanistan, and is currently living with George and Kerin while he recovers from his injuries.  Jakeb has just finished basic training at Ft Benning, GA, and is now starting airborne training.   George, Kerin and family need some help to get back on their feet.  Anything, you can give will be so greatly appreciated, and if you are unable to give, please keep them in your prayers.  God is so good and faithful, and we are so thankful for their lives being spared.

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JOBIT: Gaus, Edward J. Jr. [MC1950 RIP] on 2015-Dec-26



Edward J. Gaus Jr.

GAUS, Jr. - Edward J., age 86, of Manhasset, NY passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, December 26th, 2015 surrounded by his loving family.

He is survived by his wife Agnes of 55+ years, 5 children, 8 grandchildren and sister Joan McKeown.

Ed graduated from Manhattan College as an Electrical Engineer and later went on to get 2 Masters Degrees at night in Electrical Engineering from NYU and Business Administration from St. John's College. Ed was an honest, loyal and hardworking family man with a great sense of humor and a positive outlook on life. He enjoyed playing the piano at parties, cooking for his family and videotaping family events. He was always there for his family or those who needed him.

He was a devout Catholic who served as a Lector at St. Mary's R.C. Church for 25 years. He was an Air Force veteran who served on active duty during the Korean War developing drones for target purposes. Ed spent 42 years working for Sperry in Lake Success, NY as a Professional Engineer, before retiring and dabbling in real estate.

While at Sperry he worked on Polaris/Poseidon/Trident Weapons Systems on the Fleet Ballistic Missile Weapons Systems program. He was very proud of being a Past Commander of the American Legion Post 304 in Manhasset.

Wake will be held Tuesday, December 29th from 3pm to 9pm at Fairchild Sons in Manhasset. A 10am Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, December 30th at St. Mary's R.C. Church in Manhasset followed by a military honors interment at Calverton National Cemetery at 12 noon. See Fairchild Sons website: www.fairchildsons.com for more information.

Published in Newsday on Dec. 29, 2015


Gaus Jr., Edward J. Jr. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

               I believe that Edward is a member of the Class of 1950.

                       May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Gaus Jr., Edward J. Jr. [MC1950 RIP]

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.
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JNEWS: Miras, Nicholas (MC2012) Public Administration Intern, UN



Nicholas Miras is now Public Administration Intern, Department of Economic and Social Affairs at United Nations

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Miras, Nicholas (MC2012)
Public Administration Intern, Department of Economic and Social Affairs at United Nations
Greater New York City Area
Government Administration


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JOBIT: Moynihan, Neil W. [MC1961 RIP] on 2015-Dec-27



Neil W. Moynihan

Neil W. Moynihan, 86, died Sunday, December 27 at Ellis Hospital.

Born in Schenectady, NY, he was the son of the late Edward and Mary (English) Moynihan. He was a graduate of Christian Brothers Academy, Manhattan College and Albany Law School.

In addition to his private practice of over 61 years, Neil was Schenectady Deputy Corporation Counsel, a member of the County Board of Representatives, County Estate Tax Attorney, member of the Niskayuna Town Board, Niskayuna Town Justice and Schenectady County Surrogate Judge. He was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, and was also a member of the NY State Bar Association, and Schenectady Bar Association where he was secretary and president. Neil loved the Law and worked up to the last few days of his life with his partner, Thomas B. Hayner, at their law firm of Moynihan and Hayner.

Neil was a member of the Schenectady Rotary Club, and former member of the Mohawk Club, Mohawk Golf Club, and Elks. He was also a past member and president of the Heritage Home For Women Board of Trustees, a vice president of the Dominion House Board and member of the Schenectady County Historical Society Board of Directors.

Neil loved spending time at his summer home on Jenny Lake. He also loved parades, military bands, and was an avid Notre Dame football fan. His greatest love and source of pride was his family.

He is survived by his wife, Sandy; two sons, Edward (Kristen), Daniel (Lisa); and daughter, Peggy Howard (Steve). He is also survived by give grandchildren, Dani, Kelsey, and James Howard, and Paige and Alexa Moynihan; and three step-grandsons, Ryan, Kevin, and Sean Ash. In addition to his parents, Neil was predeceased by his brother, Edward (killed in World War II); and his sister, Kathryne M. O'Connor.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral which will begin Thursday, December 31, at 9:15 a.m. at the Gleason Funeral Home and at 10 at St. John the Evangelist Church where the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Calling hours will be Wednesday, Dec. 30 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Niskayuna. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice .

Funeral Home
Gleason Funeral Home
730 Union St
Schenectady, NY 12305
(518) 374-1134

Published in The Daily Gazette Co. from Dec. 29 to Dec. 30, 2015


Moynihan, Neil W. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/dailygazette/neil-w-moynihan-condolences/177059770?cid=full

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Dear John,

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

                         May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Moynihan, Neil W. [MC1961 RIP]

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.
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JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) Christmas Gift - Manhattan Connection


Dear John,

When looking for a gift for our daughter Teri (McEneney) Johnson,'81,
I became aware of a recent book, "THE GAME" written by Tommy Reynolds, '91.
Tommy is the the son of the late Thomas Reynolds,'50, and the nephew of the
late Peter Reynolds, '49, former President of the Manhattan College Alumni

What made this gift so appropriate is that many years ago, the Reynolds
family rented a summer place across the street from our place in Long Beach.
Tommy's parents were delighted to learn that Teri was an experienced Baby
Sitter, and utilized her services many nights that summer. The parents had a
relaxing Summer and Teri had a lucrative one! How special is it when
a Baby Sitter gets a book for a present written by one of her charges - and a
fellow JASPER as well?

The full title of the Book is: "THE GAME Baseball and America, Growin'
Up Together". The Publisher is: Donnalink Publications: www.donnalink.com.
The book can also be ordered on Amazon.



McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. A great tale of Jasper history.]

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McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

Johnson, Teri McEneney [MC1981]

Reynolds, Tommy [MC1991]

Reynolds, Thomas [MC1950 RIP]

Reynolds,Peter [MC1949 RIP]

“THE GAME Baseball and America, Growin’ Up Together” on Amazon

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JEMAIL: Dans, Peter E. (MC1957) has a new book.


Hi John:

I hope you had a Blessed Christmas and that 2016 will be a Happy and Healthy year for you

I am attaching a description and a cover picture for my second children's book that just came out. I don't remember if I sent you this information. If I did, please forgive me. If I didn't, feel free to cut most of the verbiage. As with my other books, it's available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Stay well and happy. Keep up your great work.

A&S Manhattan 1957

P.S. I don't remember if I sent you notice of the book a yearbook size history of my high school which closed after 118 years, "La Salle Military Academy, Pro Deo Pro Patria: The Life and Death of A Catholic Military School". If I didn't, I will send info later It's available through the LSMA Alumni website . My Parkinson's has slowed me down but seems to be under control with medication, physical therapy, exercise, and prayer.

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2015 12Dec 30 dans1

Charming new children’s book revisits colorful Baltimore policeman’s historic beat

Modern-day visitors to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor would hardly recognize the waterfront of Peter E. Dans’s latest children’s book. A bustling port that housed the busiest intersection in the US, the Baltimore harbor of 1937-1955 was teeming with-longshoremen, horse-drawn wagons, cars, and pedestrians – all of them directed “almost like a ballet” by Sergeant Bill McKeldin and his trusty horse Bob. Sergeant Bill and His Horse Bob is a playful profile of this real-life Baltimore figure, the brother of Theodore McKeldin, a Baltimore Mayor and later Governor of Maryland. His canny direction and unforgettable personality ensured many a commuter a safe and enjoyable trip.

Sergeant Bill and His Horse Bob is another gem celebrating Baltimore from the author who penned Perry’s Baltimore Adventure: A Bird’s-Eye View of Charm City, a perennial favorite. of readers from two to ninety-two. Featuring lively illustrations by Mary Grace Corpus, the book gives young readers a glimpse of an earlier time – and the local character who helped define it. Dans takes us to a time before stoplights and signals, when Sergeant Bill perched in a traffic booth at the intersection of Light and Pratt Streets, his horse Bob standing nearby with his nose in the direction of traffic flow. We learn how Sergeant Bill got his nickname, “the Whistler of Pratt and Light Street,” from whistling through his teeth at motorists and pedestrians. When Sergeant Bill gets a visit from President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the everyday chaos of Baltimore traffic grows greater as the President’s dog Fala spies a cat and leaps out of his car! Bill and Bob must team up to rescue Fala from the busy Baltimore waterfront before the little dog sets sail as an unexpected passenger on the South-America-bound ship, the Santa Rosa.

Sergeant Bill and His Horse Bob is a fun reimagining of a beloved public figure’s service to his city. Dans succeeds once again in honoring a local legend of days past, making collective memory accessible to younger generations.

Peter E. Dans M.D. is an emeritus Associate Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins. His first children’s book, Perry’s Baltimore Adventure, celebrated the return of the peregrine falcons to Baltimore in 1978. The book is used in the Baltimore and Baltimore County Public Schools to teach urban geography. Among his other books are Doctors in the Movies: Boil the Water and Just Say Aah! and Christians in the Movies: A Century of Saints and Sinners. Dans’s memoir, Life on the Lower East Side, 1937 to 1950, was coauthored with photographer Rebecca Lepkoff and Suzanne Wasserman.

 Mary Grace Corpus is a freelance illustrator from Indiana, currently living in Baltimore after graduating from Maryland Institute College of Art. She is the illustrator for a recent novel by Eden Bowditch, The Ravens of Solemano. Sergeant Bill and His Horse Bob is her first children’s book.

Sergeant Bill and His Horse Bob
by Peter E. Dans; illustrated by Mary Grace Corpus
Published by Camino Books
ISBN: 978-1-933822-97-6
Price: $17.95

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I mentioned:

"La Salle Military Academy, Pro Deo Pro Patria: The Life and Death of A Catholic Military School"

[JR: But couldn’t find it on Amazon.] 


[JR: All Doc Dans’ books are here on Amazon.] 

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) Morning Prayer


Good Afternoon All,

As Family and Friends abound in our lives during this wonderful time, I want to share this Morning Prayer. A good Friend and member of our Prayer Group, Jerry Lynch, just sent this too me and I could not wait to share it with each of you. Thank you Jerry. Thank you all. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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Date: December 30, 2015
Subject: Morning Prayer

Morning Prayer

Dear Lord,

So far I've done all right.
I haven't gossipped,
haven't lost my temper,
haven't been greedy, grumpy, nasty, selfish, or overindulgent.
I'm really glad about that.

But in a few minutes, God,
I'm going to get out of bed.
And from then on,
I'm going to need a lot more help.

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MFOUND: Families and Social Change course at Alma Mater



Year End Report [CLICK]
Category: Art, Featured, MAMA, Media
Tags: Demeter press, father studies, feature, featured, Hechel Schlomo Museum, Israel, Jewish Biennale 2015, M/other Voices, mamapalooza, manhattan college, Martha Joy Rose, MOM museum, Mother Studies, Motherhood Movement for the Masses, museum of motherhood, new maternalism's, procreate project, Project AfterBirth, The Mom Egg Review

Thank You To Our Friends, Supporters, and Partners

This has been a wonderful year for collaboration. M.O.M. saw three new initiatives launch in 2015. They included the Procreate Project along with The Mom Egg Review, Project Afterbirth, and the Jewish Biennale 2015 at Hechel Schlomo Museum in Israel (download press about this Jewish Biennal_Report here).

The Museum director Martha Joy Rose, also had opportunities to write and teach this year on behalf of M.O.M. She contributed to the M/other Voices Column, Demeter Press‘s forthcoming book on New Maternalisms, and was active teaching courses in Families and Social Change at Manhattan College in New York.

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[JR: OK. Not sure of the topic’s necessity, but what do I know.] 

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JFACEBOOK: Guarini, Bill [MC1997] appreciated the donations to his cousin



Guarini, Bill [MC1997]
1 hr Mahwah, NJ

Thank you so much for your donations to the fund for my cousin and her family who lost their home and cars in the Texas tornado. Happy New Years and God bless you and yours.

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Bill asks for our prayers and help, if possible, for his cousin’s Family. The details are below regarding the devastation they suffered during the recent Tornado. An amazing survival story of this Family of Veterans and loving people. Please keep the Sims Family in your prayers and give if you are able to. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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MFACEBOOK: Gencarelli, Thom [MCfaculty] please be careful tonight



Thom Gencarelli
4 hrs

Folks, two days before Christmas, the 22 year-old daughter of one of my best friends from college died in a tragic car accident in South Carolina. Last night, we learned that a couple who live around the block from us were also killed on Tuesday in a car accident near Killington, Vermont. The parents and a friend of theirs were killed. Their three children thankfully survived, but are now in intensive care and are parent-less.I am not looking for my FB friends to offer me any sympathies for these losses. I just want to remind you all to please be careful tonight, and every night. And remember: love and love alone is what it's all about.

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Gencarelli, Thom [MCfaculty]
Chair, Communication Department at Manhattan College

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JEMAIL: Lehr, Valentine A. (MC1962) changing email address


Dear John:

First and foremost:  Merry Christmas and a Happy & Healthy New Year!!!

I have been following your weekly Jasper News from almost its onset, and make it a point to read every issue regardless of where I am in the world.  Great work! And please keep it up.

In line with not missing an issue, please note that I will be changing my email address, effective January 15th, and kindly request that you alter my email address accordingly.  My new email address will be:

 {Privacy Invoked}

Lehr Engineering is the firms new name (formerly Lehr Consultants International).

Once again, thank you for your efforts and fine results.

Best personal regards,

Valentine A. Lehr ‘62E

{Privacy Invoked}

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Lehr, Valentine A. (MC1962)

[JR: Thanks for the kind words. Mail chimp invite extended.]

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JLINKEDIN: Shine, Alisabeth [MC2009] Social Engagement Manager at iCrossing



Shine, Alisabeth [MC2009]
Social Engagement Manager at iCrossing
Greater New York City Area   
Marketing and Advertising



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GOOGLE+: Fischer, Amanda [MC2010] Director of Marketing at POP-Market



Fischer, Amanda [MC2010]
Director of Marketing at POP-Market
Little Feesh in a big pond.
Lives in New York, NY, United States

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


Dear Friends,

I feel terrible that I may have missed a prayer request for little Gavin and I ask you to raise the volume for this little fighter. Gavin has been diagnosed with Leukemia and is receiving Chemo treatments. He was able to be home for Christmas and share in the Joy of Christmas with his grateful Family. Please keep Gavin and his Family in your prayers as this little gift from God fights the good fight. Raise the volume. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

-----Original Message-----

From: Mike McEneney
To: 'Phil Colon'
Sent: Fri, Jan 1, 2016 11:12 AM
Subject: Fwd: Prayer Request

Dear Phil,

Little Gavin was able to be home for Christmas, but really needs our prayers.



-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: Prayer Request
Date: Mon, 28 Dec 2015 22:42:25 -0500
From: Mike McEneney
To: 'Phil Colon'

Dear Phil,

Please pray for little Gavin, a 6 year old who has just
been diagnosed with Leukemia and is undergoing
Chemo Therapy. Please pray that the treatment works.



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JNEWS: Barton, Anthony Ladislav (MC1968) seeking consulting work


Barton, Anthony Ladislav (MC1968)

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A. Bartos finally stopped working full time as a speech signal processing engineer for Assurance Technology Corporation in January and Suzanne R Miller Associates in September, 2015.

Currently am looking around for consulting work.

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ENDNOTE: Swift-mas?



Proof Taylor Swift Is An Actual Elf
And it's visual proof no less.
Casey Lewis
DEC 26, 2015 11:07AM EST

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If you're beginning to think Taylor might actually be Santa Claus, well, same. But her lack of snowy-white facial hair and cookie belly complicates that theory a bit. Besides, it would take some Hannah Montana-level trickery to be both a world-famous pop star and a folkloric grandfather.

Now, though, we finally get it: Taylor is an actual card-carrying, North Pole-dwelling, Drake-quoting elf.

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Now I know you’re used to me grumping or ranting in this space week after week. And the happy stuff goes in front, being all positivity and such.

But, this endnote is about a really lady in the entertainment industry. That industry is a cesspool of ego, greed, and narcism. Revolving beds and 60 minute “marriages” revolt me.

Here’s a contra-example.

Noblesse oblige

This young woman has everything it seems but yet still seems to take great person joy in surprising her fans in strange ways.

Now bear in mind, any fan would be pleased with merely a post on their Facebook page or twitter stream from @tswift13, but to get Christmas / Hanukah presents from “her ladyship” (after all she’s like American royalty). Then imagine a personal visit delivering the gifts.

It seems that when she does a concert, she always makes time for sick children. Even showing up at the hospital. (I see her as another Princess Di! The best of “royalty”.)

(I’m sure some of it is PR, but if it was that easy, then why don’t other “stars” do it?)

I’ve been watching her since she was a fledgling star with her break out song about “Tim McGraw”. And, she captured my imagination with an early music video of “Mary’s song”.

FMPOV she deserves all the blessing she’s receiving, because she passes them right along.

And, after all what’s wrong with a fat old white guy injineer poor old senior citizen on a fixed income being an OLD “swiftie”!

Laugh, I hope when I win the Lotto, I can have such class and generosity.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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