JASPER JOTTINGS Week 14  - 2016 Apr 03    

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



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POSITRACTION: Unsold Food goes on a large scale



Tesco to Give All Unsold Food to Charity in its 800 UK Supermarkets
by Good News Network - Mar 13, 2016

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Tesco in the U.K. announced Friday the nationwide rollout of a program that dramatically reduces the amount of food that goes to waste by giving all of the grocery store’s surplus food to charities.

Through its new Community Food Connection, Tesco will redirect millions of meals to shelters, food banks, and community centers by end of 2017. The initiative was given a trial in Merseyside, England, near Liverpool, and is making a big difference to local charities as a result.

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Nice to see charity going big time.

It’s the reverse side of the bashing of big business over “profits”.

Hopefully, other business will take note and imitate.

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JLINKEDIN: Toth, Jennifer [MC2006] Associate Director of Member Services at SDC



2016 03Mar 27 Toth

Toth, Jennifer [MC????]
Associate Director of Member Services at Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC)
New York, New York

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Dear John,

              I believe that Jennifer is a member of the Class of 2006.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Toth, Jennifer [MC2006]

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JOBIT: Clemente, Frank A. [MC1951 RIP] on 2016-Mar-22



Frank A. Clemente (1926 - 2016)

TROY Frank Angelo Clemente, accomplished businessman, devoted husband and father, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, in Troy.

One of the Greatest Generation and first generation Italian-American, Frank was born on October 2, 1926, in Troy to parents Salvatore and Maddalena (Valente) Clemente from Cervinara, Italy. Frank and his devoted wife of 61 years, Mary Ellen (Rogers), also of Troy, brought six children into the world, all of whom grew up in their parents' lifelong Brunswick residence. The home provided a fun and loving childhood for Frank Jr. (Wendy) of Washington, D.C., Robert of Hartland, VT, David (Geri) of Aspen, CO, Phillip (deceased), Maribeth of Telluride, CO, and Paul (Queenie) of New York, N.Y. Frank is the beloved grandfather of six grandchildren (Nicole, Erin, Robert John, Rachel, Nina and Kyle); uncle of 18 nieces and nephews. Frank was the seventh of eight children and is survived by sister Angelina Nigro of East Norriton, Pa., brother Roger of Clifton Park, and sister Giavonna (Vonnie) Caldwell of Troy. Frank's eldest sister Rose M. Cronin passed away last July at the age of 103. He was also predeceased by siblings Natalina (Florida), Carmine (Troy), and Mary Sarah (Troy).

Frank graduated from LaSalle Institute and Manhattan College. During World War II he was on a military transport ship to Japan, where he rose to sergeant, becoming part of the post-war occupation force stationed in Sapporo and Tokyo for three years. His time in Japan cultivated his love of military music and inspired him to learn Japanese.

Frank was a highly respected Capital District businessman and president of Clemente Latham Concrete Corp. until he retired in 1995. He began his career in the 1940s working with his father, brothers Carmine and Roger, at Clemente Brothers. In 1957, he and Roger established their own firm, Latham Ready Mix. Their first big job was in 1959 supplying concrete for the Twin Bridges over the Mohawk River on Interstate 87. Frank and Roger acquired Clemente Bros. from their father in the 1960s. During this period Clemente Bros. and Latham Ready Mix were run simultaneously until both companies merged in 1976 to form Clemente Latham Concrete Corp. The firm grew to be one of the largest suppliers of ready mix concrete in New York State. Other notable acquisitions included Standard Block (Beltrone Group), becoming Clemente Latham Masonry Supply in 1984; Valente Sand and Gravel, becoming Clemente Latham Valente Gravel Division in 1985. The Company supplied a wide array of projects including the Nelson Rockefeller Empire State Plaza (at the time the largest construction project in the World), Adirondack Northway, New York State Thruway, SUNY Albany campus, Albany Medical Center, St Peter's Hospital, Walmart Distribution facility (Utica), General Electric, Watervliet Arsenal, Colonie Center, Crossgates, Corporate Woods, numerous residential real estate developments and other critical infrastructure in the region.

Frank was known for his honesty, integrity and fairness, and was respected by employees, contractors and unions alike. His word, followed by a firm handshake, was all that mattered. His word was gold.

Besides his family and career, Frank had other passions in life, skiing, tennis, theater, music and the New York Giants. He and Mary Ellen began skiing in the Northeast, loading their lively children into the station wagon on weekends and heading to Massachusetts, Vermont or upstate New York. He became an avid skier at the age of 46, taking a road trip to Colorado in 1973 with four sons and a family friend. He never looked back, spending time in Aspen, Colorado as often as he could, surrounded by family and always relishing powder skiing, apres-ski and sunshine. After ski season he would spend summers at his home in Cleverdale, Lake George, where he began each day with a workout on his treadmill and exercise bike. Weekly tennis matches at the Troy Country Club provided opportunity to enjoy the company of his children and friends. Sundays were reserved for his beloved New York Giants, not to be missed wherever he was. Later in life, his lifelong interest in music and theatre was renewed by going to New York to see his favorite musicals, Boston to see the Pops and whatever might have been playing at Proctors in Schenectady.

Frank skied until he was 82, and until his 89th birthday exercised on his stationary bike for close to a mile a day while the Jersey Boys, Lawrence Welk, and Benny Goodman played in the background. Besides visits from his children and grandchildren, his greatest pleasure was having dinner with his family. Most of all, Frank Angelo Clemente will be remembered by his loving family, friends and countless others for his amicable smile, gentle nature, sincerity and extraordinary humility.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, March 29, at 11:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Victory Church, 55 North Lake Ave., Troy. Calling hours will be held Tuesday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Church prior to the Mass. Burial to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Samaritan Capital Campaign Fund, the American Heart Association or the St Peter's Foundation.

McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home
8-109th Street
Troy, NY 12182
(518) 235-1722

Published in Albany Times Union from Mar. 24 to Mar. 27, 2016


Clemente, Frank A. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/timesunion-albany/frank-a-clemente-condolences/178572034?cid=full

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Dear John,
             I believe that Frank is a member of the Class of 1951.

               May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Clemente, Frank A. [MC1951 RIP]

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JLINKEDIN: Hammer, Steve [MC1984] SVP at Lilker Associates



Hammer,  Steve [MC1984]
Sr. Vice President at Lilker Associates
New York, New York
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering

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COMMENT: Toner, Mike (MC1972) disagrees with the endnote


I totally disagree with your endnote. I believe there is evidence of global warming. I'm not sure how trying to implement policies that may keep the homes of fellow humans from being inundated by rising ocean levels is attacking Holy Mother Church...

But that is not my main reason for writing. You were saying that it would be a labor savings for you if the Yahoo groups method of distribution were discontinued. I get JJ in the form of an e-mail from Yahoo Groups - so I assume that I am one of the offending parties. Can you (again if you've done it before) please offer a simple set of instructions on how to subscribe via the most efficient method for you.

Thanks very much - and for keeping JJ going. And, Happy Easter!

mike toner BEE ’72
Buffalo, NY

Toner, Mike (MC1972)

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[JR: (1) Treating “the Earth” as a “goddess” — Gaia — is a form of neo-paganism. Hence, a competitive attack on Holy Mother Church. (2) And, “implement policies” always equates to transferring more power to the Gooferment to take away and implement more godless Communist / Socialist / Fascist / Marxist proposals. (3) Pope Francis and the “social justice” crowd seem to fall right into that trap.] 


[JR: No one is an “offending party”. Anyone can switch over by filling out the form at the link above and validating the email. Then, when you get the weekly email, you can unsubscribe from Yahoo. Next week, I’ll start “pushing”.] 

Happy Easter, or whatever, you celebrate!

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JUPDATE: Kiernan, Hugh D. Jr. [MC1971 RIP] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


JOBIT: Kiernan, Hugh D. Jr. [MC1971 RIP] on 2016-Mar-22

Published in Staten Island Advance on Mar. 26, 2016


Kiernan, Hugh D. Jr. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/siadvance/hugh-kiernan-condolences/179389248?cid=full

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Dear John,

I believe that Hugh is a member of the Class of 1971

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Kiernan, Hugh D. Jr. [MC1971 RIP]

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

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JUPDATE: Tyniec, Jack (MC1966) relos to Saucon Valley, PA


Jack Tyniec ('66) and his wife Maureen, have relocated to Saucon Valley, PA, joining his son's family (including 3 grandchildren). Staying in a temporary apartment in Bethlehem awaiting construction of our new home in a 55+ community nearby.

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Tyniec, Jack (MC1966)

[JR: Let the snow shoveling begin. And, rooting for the “wrong” teams!] 

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COMMENT: Costello, Donald (MC1954) admonishes my opinion


Donald Costello

In Response To ENDNOTE: Religious Socialism?
Submitted on2016/03/26 at 8:40 pm

While identifying the problem may be a first start, I am afraid you did not get that far with this piece. You have proclaimed that talking about global warming is religious socialism. That is not identifying the problem. You have ignored the challenge of defining global warming which after over ten years of talk, talk, talk has not been done. Then you jump into brining two large subject matter areas, socialism and religion, into the mix. By looking at an undefined issue and trying to knock it down that way is not helpful.

You are smarter than that. Start again. Ask for God’s help in identifying the problem and be sure that the data science you employ is rigorous.

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Costello, Donald (MC1954)

[JR: I’m pretty sure I nailed it. “The experts” can’t define it; why should I even try? And, like “global cooling”, it’s cover for a political agenda. Just like the astroturf “anti-war” activists who disappear once a Democrat is making the wars. Argh! Sorry, but I don’t think I am that smart otherwise I’d have figured it out sooner.] 

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JFACEBOOK: Mark, John H. [MC2000 RIP] fund raiser Woodside on April 17


Rocco Marinaccio
1 hr

Take note: In honor of John Mark, MC alum. And in support of a scholarship fund in his name.

Broadway performers are coming to Woodside for a concert in memory of a local army veteran

The parents of John H. Mark, an army veteran from Woodside who passed away unexpectedly last year, are holding a fundraiser to raise money for a scholarship



By Angela Matua  / amatua@queenscourier.com  / Monday, March 28, 2016  / 11:15 AM

The parents of John H. Mark, an army veteran from Woodside who passed away unexpectedly last year, are holding a fundraiser to raise money for a scholarship in his name.

“Broadway Comes to Woodside” will feature seven Broadway performers who will sing and dance at Corpus Christi Church in Woodside on April 17. The proceeds from the benefit concert will go to the church and The Major John H. Mark, Jr, Manhattan College Scholarship Fund.


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Mark, John H. [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John, 

           I believe that John is a member of the Class of 2000, and his father, also named John, is a member of the Class of 1971.

              May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Mark, John H. [MC2000 RIP]

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JLINKEDIN: Novik, Jennifer [MC2000] Physical Therapist Assistant at Penn Presbyterian



2016 03Mar 27 Novik

Novik, Jennifer [MC2000]
Physical Therapist Assistant at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Hospital & Health Care

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Dear John,

            I believe that Jennifer received her Masters in 2000.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JOBIT: Harrison, Dolores Teresa [MC1967 RIP] on 2016-Mar-25



Dolores Harrison

Dolores Teresa Harrison was born into eternal life on Friday, March 25th, 2016 surrounded by her loving family.

Dolores was born in Sunnyside, Queens. She was the daughter of the late Patrick and Margaret McGovern Harrison. An academic enthusiast, she earned numerous advanced degrees from several notable schools including Fordham University, Manhattan College, Buffalo University, St. John's University, Georgetown University and the Harvard School of Divinity.

She was a highly respected teacher and professor. She served as the Principal of The Saint Michael Academy, a prestigious female school in New York City, for seven years.

Dolores entered the religious life as a young woman. She was a sister of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary for over 20 years. She was a devout Roman Catholic and was dedicated to helping others. She traveled extensively to third world countries to assist and teach the underprivileged. Most recently, she was a tutor in the Carmel community. She was also a communicant of St. James the Apostle Church in Carmel.

Dolores possessed a love of reading and travel and had a great sense of humor. She enjoyed being with her family and her friends and was affectionately known as Aunt Dolores by many. She was the loving and adoring aunt to eight nieces and one nephew.

She is also survived by eighteen great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings, Patrick J. Harrison, Mary H. Langan and John Harrison.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit at the Cargain Funeral Home at 10 Fowler Avenue in Carmel, NY on Tuesday, March 29th from 2-4pm and 5-7pm. Funeral services are Wednesday, March 30th at 10am at Saint James the Apostle Church at 14 Gleneida Avenue in Carmel, NY. A private burial will take place in Albany, NY.

Cargain Funeral Home
10 Fowler Avenue
Carmel, NY 10512
(845) 225-3672

Published in the The Journal News on Mar. 29, 2016


Harrison, Dolores Teresa [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

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

                May She Rest In Peace,

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Harrison, Dolores Teresa [MC1967 RIP]

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MNEWS: Alma Mater is #97



Mar 29, 2016 @ 09:45 AM
The Full List Of Forbes' Best Value Schools 2016
Chase Peterson-Whithorn, Forbes Staff

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97. Manhattan College, NY

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JLINKEDIN: Juncaj, Suzanna [MC2013] People Development Manager



Juncaj, Suzanna [MC2013]
People Development Manager at Club Monaco
Bronx, New York

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JNEWS: McCourt, Joe [MC1967] May 30 Memorial Day Parade Grand Marshall



Vietnam Veteran Joe McCourt Named Grand Marshal of Fanwood-Scotch Plains Memorial Day Parade
March 29, 2016 at 5:00 PM

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SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD, NJ – On May 30, neighbors of both Fanwood and Scotch Plains will line the streets for the beloved Memorial Day Parade, where the honorary duties of grand marshal will be handled by Vietnam veteran Joe McCourt.

Despite being a member of the parade committee since 1992, McCourt had never assumed the role of grand marshal until now.

“We had a meeting and I stepped out to the men’s room and when I came back I was the grand marshal,” McCourt said jokingly. “Back in October, Mayor Glover asked if I had ever been the grand marshal and I said no, and then they voted and here I am. Quite an honor, quite a thrill, that’s for sure.”

A Brooklyn native, McCourt enlisted in the Army after graduating from Manhattan College in 1967. After attending Basic Training and Advanced Training at Fort Dix in New Jersey, he traveled south to Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning in Georgia.

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McCourt, Joe [MC1967]

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) having problems with AOL


Dear Friends,

I need your help. I have been told by AOL that someone in the group may be reporting my prayer requests as SPAM and this is causing AOL to shut down my AOL Account. My AOL account has been shut down 5 times in the last 4 days. I set up a new password each time and hit the ground running only to have it occur again. It feels like Boot Camp Training, if you don't get it right you keep on doing it until you get it right so I need your help. I am not saying that any of you are reporting our requests as SPAM, it may be an automatic thing that is happening (each time I speak with AOL, the conversation always ends with an offer to switch my account to a paying account which is the current AOL sales push, makes one wonder, does it not?) That being said, if any of you wish to be taken off the Prayer Group Contact List, please let me know so that I may do so. It is a simple matter and your coming off the Group is not shared with anyone. Each of you have been a wonderful inspiration as you remember so many and keep them in your prayers. Please let me know your wishes. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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COMMENT: Costello, Donald (MC1954) encourages Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)


Donald Costello commented on JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) having problems with AOL

>    2016-Mar-30 Dear Friends, I need your help. I have been told by AOL that
>   someone in the group may be reporting my prayer …

Will pray that it is resolved quickly. Though it takes patience and courtesy to deal with AOL like vendors, we’ll understand if you lose it. If it is one of us we’ll correct what we are doing.

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Costello, Donald (MC1954)

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


Good Evening All,

Some great news from Trish on her Mom, Marion. This Easter was a little different for the Flaherty Family. They visited Mrs. Flaherty on Easter Sunday in the hospital. Mrs. Flaherty  was up walking earlier in the morning and that was a special Easter treat and Blessing. She continues to make progress and was moved out of ICU, Monday evening, into a regular room. Her spirits are up and hopefully this week will bring more progress.

Trish and her Family, " Thank you for your continued support and prayers." Trish, her Mom and Dad and the Family, " Appreciate each and every one of your prayers." Please keep the volume up for her continued recovery free of complication so that she may be home soon. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JOBIT: Millard, John Carl [MC1962 RIP] on 2016-Mar-21



Lt. Col. John Carl Millard
Guest Book

Lieutenant Colonel John "Jack" Millard passed away and entered into eternal peace on March 21, 2016.

John was born on Nov. 1, 1940, in Kingston, N.Y., to James and Helen Millard (both deceased). He graduated from Kingston High School in Kingston. He attended Manhattan College, where he was active in his fraternity and glee club. He graduated with a bachelor of science degree in 1962. In 1963, John joined the United States Air Force in Lackland, Texas. While serving as a captain at Hamilton Air Force Base in San Rafael, Calif., he met the love of his life, his wife Susan (deceased), and they were married on Dec. 6, 1969, at the Gunter Air Force Base Chapel in Montgomery, Ala. They were married for almost 45 years.

After leaving Hamilton Air Force Base, they traveled across the United States and throughout the world, being stationed overseas, including South Korea and Taiwan. In 1974 to 1980, they moved to Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii. During that period, they adopted their son, James, in 1978. In 1980, the family moved to the Philippines. It was there they adopted their daughter, Katherine "Katie." The family then moved to Torrejon Air Base in Spain and then to Langley AFB in Virginia.

John worked as an air command and control staff officer for 20 years; air weapons director for two years and one month; and commander, air command and staff officer for three years. On May 1, 1988, he retired from the United States Air Force with the rank of lieutenant colonel.

After retiring, they moved to Klamath Falls, Ore. John enjoyed scuba diving in his younger years, collecting coins, camping and fishing with his family, watching college basketball, and doing crossword puzzles. He was a true Neil Diamond fan and loved listening to music and dancing with his family in his home. He had a deep devotion to service and his Catholic faith and could often be found at the local parish helping count collections, assisting with the St. Vincent De Paul Food Bank and volunteering his time at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery. John was a caring and compassionate individual who always put his family first. His wife, children and grandchildren were the pride and joy of his life. The legacy of John's dedication to his faith, passion and his love will live on forever through them.

John is survived by son, James Millard and grandson, Connor Wynn; daughter, Katie Wood, son-in-law, Michael, and grandson, Kai; niece, Jeri Hirsh, husband, Mike, and sons, Adam and Luke; niece, Jami Hoslet, husband, Jeff, and children, Nicholas, Heidi, and Hannah; nephew, Mike Johnson, wife, Nina, and children, Katy and Joey; nephew, JB Johnson, wife, Shannon and children, Zach, Mason and Blake; and brother-in-law, Louis Kral, wife, Martha, niece, Maddie, and nephew,

Louis. An evening vigil service of the holy rosary will be recited on Friday, April 1, 2016, at 7 p.m. in St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church. A memorial mass will be held on Saturday April 2, 2016, at 11 a.m. in St. Pius with a reception to follow in the parrish hall. Inurnment will immediately follow at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery with military honors provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Pelican Post No. 1383.

Published in Herald And News on Mar. 31, 2016


Millard, John Carl [MC1962 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/heraldandnews/lt-col-john-carl-millard-condolences/179465567?cid=full

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JHQ: Reilly, Marianne [MC1982] Director of Intercollegiate Athletics



Manhattan College Names Marianne Reilly ’82 Director of Intercollegiate Athletics
Posted on March 31, 2016 by Benzinga

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Reilly has more than 30 years of experience in intercollegiate athletics, and has been a top-level student-athlete, coach and athletics administrator.

RIVERDALE, N.Y. (PRWEB) March 31, 2016

Marianne Reilly ’82, who has over 30 years of experience in intercollegiate athletics, has been named as the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at Manhattan College, it was announced today by President Brennan O’Donnell and Vice President of Student Life Richard Satterlee.

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Reilly, Marianne [MC1982]

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JNEWS: Morgan, Ron [MC1955 RIP] and McGuinness, Joseph A. [MC1983 RIP] Rockland Sports HoF



Rockland Sports Hall of Fame to Induct Nine
Posted March 31st, 2016

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The Rockland County Sports Hall of Fame will honor nine individuals during its 43rd annual induction banquet on Saturday, April 16 at the Pearl River Elks Club in Nanuet. Reception is at 6 p.m. followed by the induction program at 7 p.m.

This year’s roster of inductees includes John Stephens, North Rockland class of 1989; Katherine Nowell, Clarkstown South class of 1978; Roosevelt “Buster” Keyes Jr., Clarkstown North class of 1972; Virgilio “Chico” Hernandez, Spring Valley class of 1958; Steve Silverberg, Ramapo class of 1975; Linda Soto, North Rockland class of 1984; posthumous inductees Ron Morgan, Congers class of 1952, and Joe McGuinness, Clarkstown South class of 1978, and Michael Coffey, the Joseph Holland Lifetime Achievement Award winner.

“This year’s class of inductees is one of the finest that we have assembled, with honorees having made their marks on the local, state and national levels,” said Pete Scheibner, Hall of Fame Chairman. “Although Rockland is a small county, we have a disproportionate number of individuals who have distinguished themselves in the realm of athletics and represented Rockland with honor and pride.”

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Morgan won 15 varsity letters in five sports, gaining first-team All-Rockland recognition three times in soccer. McGuinness made his mark as a basketball standout at Clarkstown South, West Point and Manhattan College, coached Albertus Magnus boys and girls teams to Section 1 titles, and served esteemed tenures as athletic director at Albertus and Tappan Zee. He died Feb. 12 at age 55.

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Morgan, Ron [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

           I believe that Ron is a member of the Class of 1955.

           May He Rest In Peace.
           Joe McGuinness, who is also being inducted, is I believe, a member of the Class of 1983.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. I really misread that.]

McGuinness, Joseph A. [MC1983 RIP]

Morgan, Ron [MC1955 RIP]

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MFOUND: Weintraub's blog



ronald weintraub
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MNEWS: MBWA's "Good Guy" Award connection to Alma Mater



The MBWA's "Good Guy" Award is named in memory of Mike Cohen, former head of sports information at NBC Sports and Manhattan College, and former publicity director at Yonkers Raceway. He also was a consultant to Fordham University and operated his own public relations firm prior to his untimely passing in 1988 at the age of 44. Anyone involved in college basketball in the Met area is eligible for this award; the only criteria is that they --- male or female --- be a "Good Guy".

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COMMENT: Gearity, John (MC1961) moved over


Just signed up...thanks John...appreciate your effort   John Gearity

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Gearity, John (MC1961)

[JR: Thanks to all the “movers”. It makes life easier.] 

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JHQ: April 2015 Alumni Connection



Multiple Dates, April & May 2016 | Various Locations
San Francisco Area After-Work Mixers

Monday, April 18, 2016 | The New York Athletic Club
FSAC Spring Reception
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 | Ramsey Country Club
Bergen County Reception
Sunday, April 24, 2016 | Pier 26, Tribeca
9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk
Monday, May 9, 2016 | Westchester Country Club
Jasper Open

Saturday, May 21, 2016 | Old Presbyterian Meeting House
Historic Breweries of Alexandria Tour

Friday, June 3 - Sunday, June 5, 2016 | Manhattan College Campus
Reunion Weekend

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COMMENT: Lutz, Peter (MC1981) approves of the mail chimp move


Moving from the 20th to the 21st century...good !
 Lutz, Peter (MC1981)
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COMMENT: One vote for McCourt, Joe [MC1967] as a great guy


Maureen McDonagh commented on JNEWS: McCourt, Joe [MC1967] May 30 Memorial Day Parade Grand Marshall

2016-Mar-30 https://www.tapinto.net/towns/scotch-plains-slash-fanwood/articles/vietnam-veteran-joe-mccourt-named-grand-marshal-o …

Congratulations, Joey! You were always a great guy.

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MOBIT: Turiano, Thomas G. [MCstudent RIP] on 2016-Mar-30



Thomas G. Turiano
1993 - 2016

Thomas Gregory Turiano passed away suddenly on March 30th, 2016.

He was born on March 29th, 1993, the son of David and Margaret Courtney Turiano. Tommy was raised in Rye, NY with his younger siblings Courtney and Patrick. He is the proud grandson of Bridie and Tom Courtney of White Plains, NY and Stephanie and the late Augustine Turiano of Port Chester, NY. Tommy is the nephew of Sharon (Paul) Zaicek, Thomas (Ginette) Courtney, Steve Turiano, Gary (Lynn) Turiano, and the late Tommy Turiano. He is also survived and loved by numerous cousins, Jennifer and Christina Turiano, Evan and Mikey Turiano, Thomas and Allison Courtney, and Kevin, Aidan, JP and Lily Zaicek, Tommy's cherished Goddaughter.

Tommy graduated from Rye High School in 2011, and was currently enrolled at Manhattan College in their business program.

Tommy's favorite place was Long Beach Island, NJ where he would surf for hours and work at the famous Chowder Hut.

Tommy was passionate about music, snowboarding and skateboarding. Tommy touched the lives of many with his warm smile and big heart. He was loved for his affectionate personality and his loyalty. Tommy was a wonderful son and brother who brought love and warmth to all of us, he will be missed dearly.

Tommy's family will receive friends and family on Sunday at the Graham Funeral Home in Rye, NY from 3 PM to 6 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at the Church of the Resurrection at 10 AM.

Published in the The Journal News on Apr. 2, 2016


Turiano, Thomas G. [MCstudent RIP]

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JOBIT: Visconti, Michael [MC???? RIP] on 2016-Mar-30



In Memory of
Michael Visconti Jr.
March 5, 1925 - March 30, 2016

Michael Visconti, 91, of Coconut Creek, Florida, joined his Maker on March 30, 2016.

Michael was born in New York City, New York on March 5, 1925, the loyal son of hard-working, Italian immigrants Michael and Giovanna (nee: Costabile) and loving brother of Josephine Nonna.
"Mike" attended Theodore Roosevelt High School and Manhattan College in New York City. Married on June 15, 1947, he and his faithful partner Mimi (nee: Lover) enjoyed more than 68 loving years together. Mike served in the Navy on the U.S.S. Wisconsin in World War II; he is one of its two surviving original crew members.

For more than 21 years, Mike drove the hook and ladder truck for the 1898-founded Engine Company 68 of the Fire Department of New York, at the "house on the hill" near Yankee Stadium in South Bronx. A journeyman carpenter and general contractor of commercial and residential properties, Mike also was the manager of Mother's Sound Studio in Manhattan.

Mike was a member of the Knights of Columbus, held executive positions in the Coconut Creek Italian American Club, St. Vincent's Men's Guild and St. Luke Men's Club, American Legion Post 157, Moose Lodge and the Wynmoor Village Condominium Association. Mike's many "unsung" charitable endeavors included: Food for the Poor, lifting the spirits of the sick and grieving, and supporting area youth scholarship programs.

An avid golfer and maybe just a tad too competitive ping pong and billiards player, Mike is probably most fondly remembered for his singing and entertaining at numerous Gert Weinberg Wynmoor Dance Troupe production shows at Coconut Creek , with the St. Vincent and St. Luke choirs and at Veterans Park on Independence Days.

Michael is survived by his devoted wife and song, dance, and stage acting partner, Mimi; his sons Michael Anthony Visconti and wife Corinne Goodrich and the Reverend Canon Richard Visconti and wife Janna Schwartz; grandchildren Michael Visconti, Adam Visconti and wife Kelly Richter, Katherine Visconti, Cassandra Visconti, and Andrew Visconti.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 6 at Saint Vincent's R.C. Church, 6350 N.W. 18th Street, Margate, Florida, 33063. His wake will be at 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 200 West Copans Road, Pompano Beach, Florida, 33064. In lieu of flowers, donations in Michael's memory may be sent to the Saint Vincent Men's Guild at the above address.


Visconti, Michael [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

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

              May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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MOBIT: Silke, Fr. John [MCxfaculty] on 2016-Jan-13


Fr John Silke published extensively on Irish and Church history
02 April, 2016 01:00

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Priest-historian Fr John Silke was a man with great intellectual gifts and a passionate interest in Ireland's Christian heritage.

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Fr John taught in the 1950s and ‘60s at St Eunan's in Letterkenny and from 1966-73 at Harriman College and Manhattan College in New York.

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Fr John Silke died aged 89 on January 13 in Italy after becoming ill while on holiday.

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Silke, Fr. John [MCxfaculty]

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JNEWS: Geary, Colette McCarrick [MC1982] President St. Scholastica College



A new leader
Duluth Presidential Transition
Dr. Colette McCarrick Geary named 12th president of the College

2016 04Apr 02 Geary

Dr. Colette McCarrick Geary will become the 12th president of The College of St. Scholastica, effective July 1.

She was introduced to the St. Scholastica community on April 1 at a ceremony on the Duluth campus.

"Dr. Geary was the candidate most favored by the students, faculty, staff, Benedictine Sisters, alumni and all the St. Scholastica community following her visit to the Duluth campus in February," said Mary Ives, chair of the Board of Trustees. "She was the unanimous choice of the search committee and earned unanimous support of the full Board of Trustees. She was recognized for her strength in strategic planning, collaborative management style, and commitment to Catholic liberal arts education."

Geary, 55, comes to St. Scholastica from The College of New Rochelle in New Rochelle, NY. She served as Senior Vice President for Strategic Initiatives there starting in 2014. She joined New Rochelle in 2010 as Vice President for Student Services.

"I am grateful for the strong support of the Board of Trustees and senior leadership as well as the students, faculty, staff and alumni I have met so far," Geary said. "Thank you for your confidence and for all your positive energy. I am eager to put my experience, values and skills in service of this remarkable college."

She will succeed Dr. Larry Goodwin, who is retiring at the end of June after 18 years as president.

Geary said a bit of history helped her appreciate a legacy of the leaders before her.

"Mother Scholastica Kerst, the first prioress of the Benedictine Sisters of Duluth, said that she dreamed there would someday be buildings here, in which higher education would flourish. Today, St. Scholastica is poised for a new level of flourishing. I am excited to have the privilege of joining this learning community at a dynamic time. I know that I will begin my service with a solid foundation thanks to the leadership of Dr. Larry Goodwin."

Geary holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, NY, a B.S. in Psychology from Manhattan College in the Bronx, New York City, and is completing an M.A. in Theology at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN.

"Dr. Geary is an excellent match for The College of St. Scholastica for many reasons," said Jessica Durbin, co-chair of the presidential search committee. "She has a deep understanding of the Catholic intellectual tradition and a real commitment to both the liberal arts and professional programs. She is a strategic thinker who appreciates our entrepreneurial culture. And she shares our strong commitment to inclusivity."

An inauguration ceremony will be held this fall.

At The College of New Rochelle, Geary led implementation of a strategic plan, working across six campuses and four schools. She also oversaw the Office of Mission and Ministry, which promotes mission-based commitments in the life of the college, key elements of which include an emphasis on the value of the liberal arts; a special commitment to the education of women; expanding educational access to populations historically underserved by higher education; and an emphasis on life-long learning.

Earlier, Geary had worked at Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY, as Dean of Students. She taught in the School of Education graduate programs for 11 years. Prior to her work at Manhattan College, Geary was Staff Psychologist and Unit Director at the Department of Veterans Affairs Hospital in Montrose, NY, and had a private practice specializing in cognitive-behavioral approaches to the treatment of psychological disorders.

She and her husband, Michael, a criminal justice professor, have three daughters: Brianna, Cailean and Mariah.

The nationwide search for St. Scholastica's 12th president began last year after Goodwin announced his plans to retire.

The College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811

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Geary, Colette McCarrick [MC????]

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Dear John,

              I believe that Colette is a member of the Class of 1982.

             She was the well respected Dean of Students at Manhattan before moving on the the College of New Rochelle. This is a great honor for her.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Geary, Colette McCarrick [MC1982]

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JHQ: Sam Lipsyte vists Alma Mater




Renowned author of Venus Drive, Homeland and The Ask to speak at Manhattan College for the biannual reading series on March 31.

On Thursday, March 31, novelist and short story writer Sam Lipsyte will visit Manhattan College as a part of the Major Author Reading Series (M.A.R.S.). Lipsyte will read new prose and answer audience questions at the event, which begins at 6:30 p.m. in Hayden 100.

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ENDNOTE: Bash capitalism; embrace "social justice." NOT!



The Pope Isn’t Preaching Christianity
By Jason Stapleton -  Feb 19, 2016

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Now I know how very dangerous a statement like that is. But I’m sick and tired of listening to a religious figurehead bash capitalism and embrace his version of social justice. Does he not recognize that capitalism has created more wealth and more opportunity for more people than any other system in our history? Does he not realize that poverty declines in every corner of the earth that capitalism is allowed the thrive?

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I finally found someone who could put into words what I was thinking and feeling.

Tom Woods always uses Jackie Gleason in the Honeymooners as an exemplar of how much the standard of living has changed. And average working stiff — Ralph Kramden was a bus driver — could afford and walk up one bedroom tenement apartment, an ice box, three squares, and not much else. Today, “the poor” have big apartments with elevators,air conditioning, refrigeration, welfare / food stamps, tv, cable, xbox, cell phones, and what appears a right to vote for more free stuff.

Jason Stapleton goes on to point out that despite “the rich” paying the majority of all taxes, Americans are very charitable. If I can “boast” a little, I donate too. And, not every donation “qualifies” for a tax deduction. That’s “accounting”; not “motivation”. First objective is to donate satisfying a need; collecting the “tax deduction” is the equivalent to picking up change on the street.

“I have come to the conclusion that charity is only charity when you give goods, services or money without personal gain, benefit or recognition of any kind. True charity is anonymous.” — Jim Pinto-speaker, writer, consultant

Enough said about me personally. I am not bragging; just reporting. I pay, and have paid, a lot of taxes. So what is a “fair share”? The 90% marginal tax rates of the Eisenhower admins! A 10% total tax seems to be “fair”. Argh!

“Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.” — John D. Rockefeller

I’m sure that the Gooferment doesn’t “do” “charity”; it just enslaves people! And “social justice” is just trying to guilt us into giving the elite more of our liberty.


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