JASPER JOTTINGS Week 10  - 2016 Mar 06    

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



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Crisis Averted: See How Four Heroic Men Rescue Sinking Mother and Baby
Feb. 13, 2016 1:12am
Tré Goins-Phillips

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The water may have been freezing and the task daunting, but that did not stop four men from heroically rescuing a woman and her baby from an icy Amsterdam canal.

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One guy was in his undies. That had to be freezing.

And, the car quickly went under, before the police arrived.

I’d say that was courageous. All sorts of <synonym for excrement> could have gone wrong.

Bravo to these “first responders”!

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JLINKEDIN: Cesa, Thomas [MC1996] Director, Media Planning at MTV



Cesa, Thomas [MC1996]
Director, Media Planning & Strategy at MTV Networks
New York, New York

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JNEWS: Sweeney, P. J. [MC2014] gets some press as Swimming Sweeneys



According to Gordon: Last of the Swimming Sweeneys helps put new face on CSI swim program
By Cormac Gordon | gordonc@siadvance.comon February 28, 2016 at 7:46 AM 

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Tim's grandfather liked to say of his West Brighton neighborhood, "You could shake a tree around here and a point guard would fall out."

His own grandchildren went a long way to amending that, Breanne at Notre Dame HS and Wagner College, P.J. at St. Peter's HS and Manhattan College.

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Sweeney, P. J. [MC2014]

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JOY: Brooks, Paul Andrew [MC2006] engaged



Smith, Brooks
Posted: Feb. 28, 2016 12:01 am

2016 02Feb 28 Brooks

Jim and Michele Smith, of Vernon, and Paul and Colette Brooks, of Haworth, are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Megan Elizabeth Smith and Paul Andrew Brooks, both of Fort Lee.

The bride-to-be graduated from Vernon Township High School, Vernon, in 2003, and Quinnipiac University, Conn., in 2010, with a doctorate of physical therapy. She is a physical therapist with Excel Orthopedic Rehabilitation in Fort Lee.

The groom-to-be graduated from Don Bosco Preparatory High School, Ramsey, in 2002, and Manhattan College, N.Y., in 2006. He is a plumber with H.H. Braun, Inc., in Englewood.

A June 2016 wedding is planned.

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Brooks, Paul Andrew [MC2006]

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


Good Evening All,

George Skau has shared the following regarding John Johnson, Fellow Jasper, long time Manhattan College Trainer, Intructor Emeritus, respected member of the Manhattan college Community, Hall Of Fame Member and good friend to many of us. John needs our prayers. John is in Hospital and not doing well. Please raise the volume for this good man. We pray that he is free of pain and that the Doctors are able to address his health needs to whatever extent possible. We pray for improvement and recovery. Thank you George and Lisa. Thank you all. God Bless.
Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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JLINKEDIN: Bradley, Sean [MC2006] Sergeant at NYPD



Bradley, Sean [MC2006]
Sergeant at NYPD
Pearl River, New York
Law Enforcement

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COMMENT: Klingler, Gerry (MC1949) joins in the prayers


Gerry Klingler commented on:

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

He will be in my daily Rosary

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Dear John,

             I believe that Gerry is a member of the Class of 1949.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Klingler, Gerry (MC1949)

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JOBIT: O’Connor, John F. [MC1960 RIP] on 2016-Feb-29



John F. O'Connor
AGE: 77 •

John F. O'Connor 77, of Spring Lake, NJ died Monday, February 29, 2016 at Jersey Shore Univ. Medical Center, Neptune, NJ. He was a graduate of Cardinal Hayes High School, Manhattan College, and the University ty of Pennsylvania. John was an engineer for the US Army at Fort Monmouth until his retirement. John lived in Freehold before moving to Spring Lake and most recently moving to Elizaville, NY. John was a coach of Little League and CYO Basketball for his children. He was a parishioner of St. Rose of Lima Church, Freehold, NJ and St. Catharine Church in Spring Lake.

He was an avid baseball fan, and was a season ticket holder of the NY Mets and NY Yankees. Since his youth, John loved to spend summers hiking and camping in the Catskills and later in the Hudson Valley at the Twin Lakes. There he shared days by the lake and campfires at night with his wife, sister and brother-in-law, children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and grandnieces and nephews. He was a pro at organizing pick-up basketball and softball games.

John was predeceased by his beloved wife Lenore G. O'Connor in 2008. Surviving are his loving children; John O'Connor and his wife Megan of Metuchen, NJ, Timothy O'Connor and his wife Alice of Freehold, Regina Majercak and her husband John of Wayne, PA, Margo O'Connor and Stephen Hirsch of Spring Lake Hts., NJ, Matthew O'Connor and Bridget Finnegan of Wall, NJ, and a sister Patricia Quinn and her late husband Patrick Quinn of New Hyde Park, NY. He also leaves 10 grandchildren; Molly, Bridget, Jack, Sarah, Emma, Evan, Grace, Nora, Henry and Dylan.

Visitation will be Wednesday, from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the O'Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Hwy 35 at New Bedford Rd., Wall. A Funeral Mass will be Thursday, 10 AM at St. Rose of Lima Church, 16 McLean St. Freehold. Burial will follow in St. Rose of Lima Cemetery, Freehold. For more information or to send condolences please visit www.obrienfuneralhome.com.

Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 1, 2016


O’Connor, John F. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

             I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1960.

                May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

O’Connor, John F. [MC1960 RIP]

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

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JOBIT: Ponzo, John T. [MC???? RIP] on 2016-Feb-28



John Ponzo

John Thomas Ponzo, age 98, of Fairfield, the loving husband of the late Lillian Cubelli Ponzo, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 28, 2016. Born in Brooklyn, NY to the late Gasper and Anna Ponzo, John served as Chief Pharmacist's Mate in the U.S. Navy during World War II attached to the submarine fleet in the Pacific Theatre. He subsequently attended New York University and Manhattan College.

John moved to Fairfield in 1947 and began his business, Federal Fabrics, in Bridgeport which he operated for many years. He was an avid boater and was a longtime member of Fitness 4000 in Bridgeport. John was also a devout parishioner of Our Lady of Assumption Church.

In his later life, John was a resident of the Watermark 3030 Park.

John is survived by his devoted daughter, Catherine Ann Vitrella and her husband, Thomas Benvenuto of Norwalk; two cherished grandsons, David of Houston, TX and John of Jacksonville, FL and six great grandchildren.

Friends and family are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. directly at Our Lady of Assumption Church in Fairfield. A Military Honor presentation will take place immediately following the service. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.
Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home in Fairfield has been entrusted with the arrangements. To send an online condolence, please visit www.shaughnesseybanks.com.

Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home & Cremation Services
50 Reef Road
Fairfield, CT 06430

Published in Connecticut Post on Mar. 1, 2016


Ponzo, John T. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/ctpost/john-ponzo-condolences/177888455?cid=full

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

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Dear John,

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

                        May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JFACEBOOK: Passing of John “Doc" Johnson reported



Sharon Hillmer
2 mins

On Sunday, February 28th, we lost John “Doc" Johnson, He would have been 99 at the end of March. Awesome Trainer and person!!!

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MOBIT: Johnson, John N. [MCxstaff RIP] on 2016-Feb-28



John Johnson

John N., 98 of Cresskill on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016. Predeceased by his wife, Esther. Survived by his daughters Jeanette Johnson and Laura Watson, son-in-law, Richard L. Watson and grandson, Richard Norman Watson. Predeceased by sister, Alice Welch. Also survived by his brother David Johnson, sister-in-law, Gini Johnson and numerous nieces and nephews.

He served in the Army Air Force in WW II. Between 1948-2008, he was employed as an athletic trainer at Manhattan College (56 years) and the NY Giants football team (60 years), retiring at the age of 90. John continued to stay active by reading, gardening and enjoying life with family and friends.

Visitation at Moritz Funeral Home, 348 Closter Dock Rd., Closter on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral Service on Saturday 11 AM at the United Methodist Church at Demarest, 109 Hardenburgh Ave. Internment, Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Salvation Army, Vantage Health Systems, 2 Park Ave. Dumont, NJ, or the United Methodist Church at Demarest.

Moritz Funeral Home
348 Closter Dock Rd.
Closter, NJ 07624
(201) 768-4200

Published in The Record on Mar. 2, 2016


Johnson, John N. [MCxstaff RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/northjersey/john-johnson-condolences/177916112?cid=full

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MNEWS: Alma Mater launches two new online degree programs


Manhattan College Launches Two New Online Master's Programs
Wednesday, March 2nd 2016

Manhattan College has launched two new online graduate programs: a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) and a Master of Science (M.S.) in Applied Mathematics-Data Analytics.

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) on Johnson, John N. [MCxstaff RIP]


Good Evening All,

You have just received an email speaking of John Johnson. Lisa Toscano has just let me know that John was called home this morning, peacefully and no doubt knowing that he was loved. Please pray for the repose of his soul as we recall our personal memories of this good man and give thanks for his touching gracefully and helping so many to grow and reach their potential.Thank you John. Thank you Lisa. Thank you all for your prayers. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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Good Morning All,

Please allow me to share Bob Mattis' words speaking of Doc Johnson. Those of us who knew and remember Doc share Bob"s sentiments that speak to the heart of this good man and are so heartfelt. Thank you Bob. God Speed Doc.

Phil Colon

Sent from AOL Mobile Mail

-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Mattis
To: Phil Colon
Sent: Tue, Mar 1, 2016 09:44 AM
Subject: Re John ' Doc ' Johnson

Doc Johnson was one of the four or five most important men in my life. He was a guide and a mentor to me and to so many others - more than a trainer but a good man who loved us and guided us to become the men and women we are today. Although I lived away from the campus, I would look forward to the moments that I had with him at the HOF and Reunions. He will be missed by all of us. Rest in Peace my friend and know that you have made a difference in more lives than you ever knew.

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Good Morning All,

The following are the details for John " Doc " Johnson's Visitation, Mass of Christian Burial and Interment Servicess. Once again, please pray for the repose of this good man's soul. As many have said, Doc will be missed. Thank you Lisa, Thank you Tom. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Sent from AOL Mobile Mail

-----------------------Thomas A. McCarthy '06, M.A. '10  Director of Alumni Relations
---------- Forwarded message ----------From: Manhattan College Condolences
Date: Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 11:08 AM
Subject: With Deepest Sympathy
To: employee

To the Manhattan College Community:
It is with utmost regret that we inform you of the death of John Doc Johnson.  Doc was the Head Athletic Trainer for Manhattan College for 56 years until his retirement in 2003.
Moritz Funeral Home
348 Closter Dock Road
Closter, NJ  07624
(201) 768-4200
Friday, March 4th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
                                  7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Funeral Mass:
United Methodist Church
109 Hardenburg Avenue
Demarest, NJ  07627
(201) 768-4355
Saturday, March 5th at 11 a.m.
Burial to follow at the Kensico Cemetery
                                273 Lakeview Avenue
                                Valhalla, NY
Condolences may be sent to:
Laura Watson
52 Minnehaha Blvd.
Oakland, NJ  07436
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the
Manhattan College Athletic Department
4513 Manhattan College Parkway
Bronx, NY  10471
or Vantage Health Systems

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) updates on Veronica


Good Evening All,

I received this note from Tom Delaney, whose Mom, Mrs. Veronica Delaney, has been in our prayers. It is a wonderful note of Thanks to each of you and I wanted to share it with you as Tom wrote it. Please keep Mrs. Delaney, Tom and the Delaney Families in your prayer as we pray that as Mrs. Delaney is called home, her Family find peace in the certain knowledge that she will be in God's Eternal Embrace and smiling down first upon the Delaney's and then upon us. We pray for a peaceful passing and for the Grace Of God to be felt by Tom and the Family. Thank you Tom. Thank you all. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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Good Morning Phil,

First , Thank you and this wonderful group of people who pray, comfort and assist all of us quietly in our time of need.

When Mom had the first heart event of her life in January at the age of 94 , it did not look good.

However , the devout strong willed Catholic woman she is with this groups assistance rallied,

She was weak but recovering and able to walk with a walker and just returned back to her apartment.

Just this past Thursday, her condition changed

We are working with the palliative care team so this part of of Mom's journey on earth is a peaceful one.

I expect that she will pass in the next day or so to meet the Lord, her husband Tom and many other family members and friends

Please keep her and her family in your prayers .

It has been a difficult time for all of us as myself and siblings (eight total , six of whom are Jasper graduates) have since mid December lost one of their parents suddenly and two of our parents become seriously ill

I will be in touch.

Thanks and God Bless.


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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Quinn's classmate


Good Morning All,

Joe Quinn asks for our prayers for a High School Class mate being prayed for by his Class. We pray for Tony who is having surgery today. Complications from Diabetes have led to amputation of Tony's second foot. We can imagine the trauma and bleakness this is causing in the lives of Tony and his Family. Please raise your voices for Tony and his Family that they feel the strength of God's love in bringing Tony through this pain and lift his spirits in preparing for the future. Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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JLINKEDIN: Carbone, Joe [MC2002] posts "Future Looks Bright"



Carbone, Joe  [MC2002]
Managing Partner at Eastward Search Partners, LLC
Greater New York City Area
Staffing and Recruiting


Put on Your Sunglasses, the Future Looks Bright
Feb 29, 2016

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JFACEBOOK: Hallet, Sarah [MC2004] does Boston fundraiser



Hallet, Sarah [MC2004]
3 hrs

Hey Boston Folks! Please join me tonight for my fundraiser at the Harpoon Brewery!

Hey Boston Folks!

Playworks will be hosting a fundraiser at the Harpoon Beer Hall on March 3rd from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. The charge is $30 at the door to get in (say you are with Sarah) with all proceeds going towards our fundraising goal. There will be unlimited beer and pizza during the event!

You should use the use the entrance on Seafood Way to access the tasting room. This entrance is located on the side of the building on the opposite side of where our parking lot is located. Guests are welcome to park in the Harpoon lots, in the parking garage across the street, or arrive by public transit on the Silver Line.

Playworks is a national nonprofit organization that works with many BPS schools to help improve school climate, aid in reducing bullying and supports increasing student engagement throughout the school day but especially during recess.



Hope to see everyone there!

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JOBIT: Pompilio, Gabriel [MC1962 RIP] on 2016-Feb-27



Gabriel Pompilio

Gabriel Pompilio, 76
Educator in the field of mathematics

Gabriel Pompilio, 76, formerly of Mariners Harbor, Staten Island, N.Y., passed away on Feb. 27, 2016, at Silver Lake Nursing Home.

The funeral will be on Saturday, March 5, at 9:15 a.m. from the Matthew Funeral Home, Inc., 2508 Victory Blvd. at Willowbrook Road, with a Mass at St. Michael's R.C. Church at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at St. Peter's Cemetery. Friends may visit from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Gabe was a graduate of Manhattan College and a member of MENSA. He was especially involved in education with an emphasis in private tutoring in math. An avid reader and lover of classical music, Gabe also taught piano. He had a great interest in model railroads. He was loved by all and will be fondly remembered.

Gabriel was the beloved son of the late Gabriel Pompilio Sr., and the late Grace (nee Saccente) and John Roselle. He was the loving brother of Michael Roselle, Gloria Milza, and John Roselle Jr.; dear brother-in-law of Arlene Roselle, Ernest Milza, and Ann Roselle; fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Matthew Funeral Home, Inc.
2508 Victory Blvd. at Willowbrook Road
Staten Island, NY 10314
(718) 761-5544

Published in Staten Island Advance on Mar. 3, 2016


Pompilio, Gabriel [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/siadvance/gabriel-pompilio-condolences/177925933?cid=full

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Dear John,

          I believe that Gabriel is a member of the Class of 1962.

             May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Pompilio, Gabriel [MC1962 RIP]

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

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JHQ: Reunion Weekend 2016 | Friday, June 3 - Sunday, June 5



Manhattan College Alumni

Are you celebrating an anniversary this year? In June, all alumni are invited back to campus to toast to their time at Manhattan during Reunion Weekend. The weekend brochure is now available which includes the full schedule of events, available accommodations and more. Registration is open as well, so start planning your return to Riverdale today, Jaspers! ‪#‎MCRW16‬


Reunion Weekend 2016 | Friday, June 3 - Sunday, June 5

Relive your time at Manhattan College with classmates and friends in June. During Reunion Weekend 2016, we are celebrating classes that end in 1s or 6s: 1946, 1951, 1956, 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011.

All Jaspers and their families are invited to attend and we look forward to seeing you back on campus. Start planning your return to Riverdale today!

Weekend Information and RegistrationFor information about Reunion including the full schedule of events, available accommodations and more, download the brochure. To register, you may download the registration form or visit the online registration page.

Contact the Alumni Relations office at (718) 862-7432 or alumni@manhattan.edu with any questions about your upcoming anniversary or the weekend celebration.

Help Spread the Word!We hope to have as many Jaspers as possible back to campus in June and we can always use the help of our alumni! We invite volunteers from anniversary classes ending in 1s or 6s to to serve as representatives - help with outreach for this special weekend or assist with raising funds for your anniversary class gift! The Alumni office is happy to provide class lists to our anniversary Jaspers to encourage your classmates and friends to attend your upcoming celebration. If you are interested in helping with Reunion outreach, please contact the Alumni office or volunteer now.

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JOBIT: Mozdziak, Sister Roberta [MC???? RIP] on 2016-Mar-01



Sister Roberta Mozdziak

CASTLETON Sister Roberta Mozdziak, C.R., age 86, was called home to God on March 1, 2016.

Sister entered the Congregation of the Sisters of the Resurrection on September 6, 1944, and professed her final vows on August 15, 1952. She celebrated the 60th anniversary of her religious profession in 2007. Sister's ministry to God and the Church over the course of many years was mainly in the field of education as a teacher and administrator.

Sister earned her bachelors in education from Fordham University, a masters in Special Education from Seton Hall and a masters in administration from Manhattan College.

Her many years of dedicated service in Catholic Education included teaching at St. Clemens Mary, New York City, St. Casimir, Yonkers, St. Paul's, New York City, St. Francis of Assisi, Newburgh, N.Y., and St. Veronica's, Howell, N.J.

Sister also served in leadership positions as principal at St. Casimir, Yonkers, and St. Agnes, Lake Placid.

Sister's gentle spirit and kind heart inspired her students and colleagues with whom she served in the ministry of education.

Born in Yonkers, Sister Roberta was the daughter of the late Joseph and Philomena Wiczkowicz. She is also predeceased by her brothers, Casimir, Frank, John; and her sisters, Blanche Lewandowski, Dorothy Klipp, Florence Lanna, Helen Theret, Estelle Fizer, Anna Serafin, Julia Mozdziak, and Mary Mozdziak . Sister Roberta is survived by many Sisters in the Congregation of the Sisters of the Resurrection, as well as her sister Rose Chapeton, Frances Vergari, many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

After a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in St. Veronica's Parish, Howell, where Sister was currently serving, her body will be transported to the Provincial Home in Castleton, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 11 a.m. Those desiring may send a remembrance in Sister Roberta's name to the Sisters of the Resurrection Memorial Fund, 35 Boltwood Ave., Castleton, NY 12033.

Lasak & Gigliotti Funeral Directors
208 N Allen St
Albany, NY 12206
(518) 463-1566

Published in Albany Times Union on Mar. 4, 2016


Mozdziak, Sister Roberta [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/timesunion-albany/roberta-mozdziak-condolences/177932209?cid=full

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Dear John,

               I do not find anything in my 'stuff' for Sister Roberta,

                     May She Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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

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JOBIT: Joseph, Ramon R. [MC1962 RIP] on 2016-Feb-18



Ramon R. Joseph M.D.

JOSEPH, RAMON R., M.D. Of Sun City West, Arizona, and Emeritus Professor of Medicine at University of Michigan, transitioned peacefully in his sleep on February 17, 2016 at the age of 85.

Born in New York City, he was the son of Helen and Felix Joseph. He was married to Mary Ann (Kowalchik) Joseph for 50 years until she passed away in 2006. They had three children, Ricardo George, Maria Ann, and Lisa Marie.

Dr. Joseph received a B.S. degree from Manhattan College, New York. After receiving his M.D. from Cornell University and a fellowship in gastroenterology, Dr. Joseph became a Professor of Medicine at the University of Michigan, Assistant Dean, and Chief of Medicine at the Wayne County General Hospital.

Dr. Joseph's professional biography is in Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, and Who's Who in Science and Engineering. He published numerous scientific papers, established free clinics for indigent patients, and coauthored the K-12 curriculum for education on drug abuse in Michigan.

In Sun City West, Dr. Joseph was a member of Advent Episcopal Church where he served as Vestry member, Senior Warden, and created a Patient Advocacy Ministry through which he helped countless
parishioners and others with various medical issues.

Having a lifelong love of ballroom dancing and gourmet cooking, he shared his many talents and
phenomenal meals with friends. Late in his life, he made his theatrical debut as a singer and actor in Theatre West, was a member of HandiCapables, and the Beardsley fitness facility.

He leaves a son, Dr. Ricardo Joseph, M.D. of Michigan; and two daughters, Maria Thompson of Michigan and Lisa Benson of Florida: daughter-in-law, Heather Joseph; son-in-law, Dr. Levi Thompson, Ph.D. and son-in-law, Dr. Robert Benson, M.D.; a brother, Francisco Ronaldo Joseph of California; half brothers, Felix R. Joseph Rodas, Alberto M. Joseph Rodas, Jose E. Joseph Rodas; a half sister, Gisela (Techi) Joseph Rodas of Dossey; and six adored grandchildren, Marissa Elena Thompson, Alexandra Marie Joseph, Christian Ramon Benson, Sabrina Elise Thompson, Nicholas Ramon Joseph, and Camille Lauren Benson. He also leaves behind a former wife, Karen Moran and her son, David Moran. Dr. Joseph was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Ricardo Carlos Joseph and his wife, Mary Ann Joseph.

Always a physician, scholar and a gentleman, Dr. Joseph was first and foremost a family man. He will be well remembered by nieces and nephews, cousins, friends, colleagues, patients, and students that he touched along his life journey.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Advent Episcopal Church, 13150 Spanish Garden Dr., Sun City West, AZ, 85375 or to Manhattan College, Manhattan College Parkway, Riverdale, NY, 10471.Published in the Detroit Free Press, The Detroit News and other local publications on Mar. 6, 2016


Joseph, Ramon R. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

              I believe that Ramon is a member of the Class of 1962.

                 May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Joseph, Ramon R. [MC1962 RIP]

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

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


Good Morning All,

George Skau asks for our prayers for a Classmate and good friend and his Wife.
John Cronin '59 and his Wife, Ann, need our prayers. They are both going through some significant health issues. Please raise the volume for this Family as we pray that the MDs get their medical issues under control and help to return them to good health.
Prayer works. Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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JFACEBOOK: Murray, Paul F. [MC1988] opines on "safe spaces"



Paul F. Murray shared Breitbart's post.
18 hrs ·

Sigh...I went to Manhattan College in the Bronx. Safe Space? Dorney's, The Green Leaf, The Terminal, and of cours , The Pinewood Bar, were my safe places. Politically correct crap was not in vogue but heavy alcohol consumption and loud music were de rigger. There were of course the epic knuckle to the mouth fests every weekend. Safe is a relative term. The candy ass pansy politically correct safe spacers are going to get their collective asses handed to them in the dog eat dog work a day world. A place where your feelings don't count for shit but your work speaks volumes. A place where your boss does not care if he must fire you for crap work. So you politically correct candy asses keep whining. Your whining sense of self entitlement will put you at a severe disadvantage out there. No one owes you a damn thing and you will find that out when you get a job. Good luck whiners!

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Murray, Paul F. [MC1988]

[JR: I agree. I think the future generations are “handicapped".] 

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COMMENT: Costello, Donald (MC1954) on what one remembers


Author    Donald Costello
In Response To    JFACEBOOK: Murray, Paul F. [MC1988] opines on “safe spaces”
Submitted on    2016/03/04 at 11:53 pm
Comment    Murray and Breitbart ought to think of where they were handicapped. Murray and Breitbart ought to forget the Green Leaf et al and remember what they were given in de LaSalle chapel.
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Costello, Donald (MC1954)

[JR: I think the point was about today’s “safe spaces”?]

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ENDNOTE: Saint Joe's Metuchen Brother allegedly had child porn



Brother who taught at Catholic high school allegedly had child porn
NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
By Sue Epstein | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
Follow on Twitter on February 18, 2016 at 10:49 AM, updated February 18, 2016 at 12:48 PM

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Brother John Spalding, 71, who taught at St. Joseph's of Metuchen appeared in court facing endangering the welfare of a child and other charges. He appeared before Judge Alberto Rivas at the Middlesex County Courthouse in New Brunswick.

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NEW BRUNSWICK — A brother who taught at St. Joseph's High School in Metuchen surrendered Thursday morning on charges he possessed and viewed child pornography on his computer.

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Can it get any worse for Holy Mother Church?

Couldn’t “they” clean house once and for all?


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