JASPER JOTTINGS Week 17  - 2016 Apr 24   

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



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POSITRACTION: 2 Iowa State footballers save a life



Iowa State football players credited with saving woman's life while on spring break
Published April 02, 2016  FoxNews.com

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Iowa State current and former football players are being credited with saving a woman’s life last month after her car plunged into a canal during spring break on South Padre Island in Texas last month.

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"Whoever destroys a soul, it is considered as if he destroyed an entire world. And whoever saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world.” — Talmud

“If you save a life, you are responsible for that life forever.” — A Chinese proverb

Not sure which it is,

But these men, clearly risking their own lives, are “life savers”.

It’s a big deal and I hope we all can get the chance to be “heroic”.

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COMMENT: Twomey, John J. (MC1969) agrees with Keyes choices


John J. Twomey commented on

MFOUND: So after one year as a student at Alma Mater
2016-Apr-16 http://usatodayhss.com/2016/keyes-has-no-regrets-after-trading-sports-for-military
Keyes has no regrets after …


John, Re: Buster Keyes decision to join the Army instead of graduating from Manhattan, I would say that after 38 years in the Army serving his country and his continued service in helping his military brothers and sisters that he made choices in life that are second to none.

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[JR: That’s interesting speculation, but we will never know what was possible? As equally as possible that he finishes Manhattan, goes to medical school, selects to research cancer or athletes foot, and finds a cure. IMHO that is the hard part of “human action”, we can never rewind the clock, try something else, and see the results. Heck, the first day of his second year, he might have gotten hit with the proverbial Mack truck. It confounds the human experience because we just don’t know. That’s why “The broken window fallacy” — Frédéric Bastiat Ce u’on void et ce u’on ne void pas (That Which Is Seen and That Which Is Unseen) 1850 —  is so insightful in Economics. We don’t see the unseen effects. So to, we can’t see the unseen possibilities. All we can say was “he did good” and wonder what might have been.] 

Twomey, John J. (MC1969)

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


Good Evening All,

From Mike McEneney, our prayers are requested for Danny C. His ALS is advancing at a fast pace. Please pray for Danny and his Family during this very difficult time. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JOBIT: Shea, John J. ‘Jack’ [MC1946 RIP] on 2016-Apr-14



In Memoriam of John J. Shea
July 26, 1922 - April 14, 2016

JOHN “JACK” J. SHEA – 93, of Lynbrook, passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at Mercy Hospital in Rockville Centre. 

Born in Woodhaven, Queens July 26, 1922, he was the son of the late John J. Shea and Frances Shea (formerly O’Keefe).

A graduate of Manhattan College,  Jack was a retired public relations and advertising executive who worked at New York Telephone and its successor companies for more than 30 years.

He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army Air Force, and was awarded the Bronze Star.

Jack’s family was the center of his life, as he was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Survivors include his wife Virginia,  a son  Jack Shea of Fairfield, Ct. and his wife, Sallyanne; and two daughters, Nancy Shea Starkenburg of Silver Spring, Md. and her husband Bruce; and Eileen Shea McDermott of Westfield, N.J. and her husband Shane. Jack adored his seven grandchildren: Julianne and Johnny Shea; Robbie and Molly Starkenburg; and Kevin, Mary and Bridget McDermott. In addition to his parents, Jack was predeceased by his sister, Frances, and her husband, Otto. 

Friends may call at Flinch & Bruns Funeral Home, 34 Hempstead Ave., Lynbrook on Mon. April 18 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Malverne on Tuesday, April 19 at 9:45 a.m. Interment will follow at Holy Rood Cemetery, Westbury, NY.  Memorial donations may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society c/o Our Lady of Lourdes, 65 Wright Ave., Malverne, N.Y. 11565.


Shea, John J. ‘Jack’ [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/Batesville/guestbook.aspx?n=john-shea&pid=179631926

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

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Dear John,

           I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1946.

                  May He rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Shea, John J. ‘Jack’ [MC1946 RIP]

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JFACEBOOK: Lamiano, Frank [MC1956] budding golf pro


Frank Lamiano
15 hrs ·

Got lucky shot my age today. 82....I did figure it out at 72 I shot a 72, 10 years later I shoot 82. One stroke per year..huh. Stay tuned.....

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Lamiano, Frank [MC1956]

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JOBIT: Meyer, James Joseph [MC1951 RIP] on 2016-Apr-13



James Joseph Meyer
Died on April 13, 2016 at home in Bethesda, Maryland at the age of 93.

He was born in Decatur, Indiana on September 15,1922. He served in World War II and was a Decorated Army Air Forces Aerial Engineer of the 1374th. He graduated from Manhattan College with Bachelor''s degree in Engineering, and retired from a 40 year career with Turner Construction as Project Engineer.

As a member of Kenwood Country Club he served on its Board of Governors. He served as a past Commander and longtime member of the Thad Dulan Post 59 of the American Legion, Bethesda, Maryland, and parishioner of The Church of the Little Flower, Bethesda, Maryland. He enjoyed golf, bowling, bridge, poker and traveling.

He was predeceased by his son Paul, who died tragically in Greece celebrating his 65th birthday, September 18th, 2015. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Eleanor M. Kunz Meyer; a son-in-law, Thomas Edwin McAllister of Washington, DC. and a grandson Thomas Edwin McAllister Jr., of Columbia, South Carolina.

A Memorial Mass will be held at, The Church of the Little Flower, 5607 Massachusetts Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20816 at 12 noon Friday April 22, 2016. Internment will be held at Arlington Military Cemetery Columbarium at a later date.

Published in The Washington Post on Apr. 19, 2016


Meyer, James Joseph [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/washingtonpost/james-joseph-meyer-condolences/179666410?cid=full

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

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Dear John,

            I believe that James is a member of the class of 1951.

           May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Meyer, James Joseph [MC1951 RIP]

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JHQ: April Manhattan Monthly




The Manhattan Monthly is a monthly e-newsletter circulated to the College community and alumni highlighting recent featured, on campus, athletic and alumni news articles on the website.

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[JR: Windows and other stories.]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: cic prays for Wszolek, Don (MP1964MC1968)


I have received an E-Mail from Amy, Don Wszolek’s wife. Since early April he has been fighting an extremely aggressive form of leukemia. Things do not look good. He is currently in the CCU at Hackensack Hospital with multiple organ failure. He is on a ventilator.  There is not much I can say about this. We have kept in touch over the years and he has been a boon companion on a few adventures. I hope and pray that he will beat this.  Steve

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Trynosky, Stephen (MP1964MC1968)

Wszolek, Don (MP1964MC1968)

[JR: Argh! One of my Classmates at the Prep. Smartest and a body builder. I am saddened at this.]

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

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JOBIT: Cahill, John James [MC1964 RIP] on 2016-Apr-17



John Cahill

STATE ROAD — John James Cahill, a resident of State Road, 73, died peacefully on April 17, 2016.

He was born in Manhattan, New York, on Oct. 1, 1942, the son of John Joseph and Elizabeth Vaugh Cahill. He graduated St Joseph's High School in Barrytown, New York, a novitiate for the Christian Brothers, and from Manhattan College as a member of the class of 1964 with a Bachelor of Arts in English literature. John married his wife of 51 years, Aileen, in October of 1964.

John then joined the Bank of New York where he worked for five years and entered the technology industry as a computer programmer before moving to ITT Sheraton and starting his 37-year career in the hospitality industry. John and Aileen moved with their five children from New Jersey to the Boston area to work with ITT Sheraton for the next 13 years. During his time at Sheraton, John traveled to over 70 countries, whilst moving through the ranks and eventually becoming Sheraton's first ever director of hotel computer systems. John's long career continued as CIO at InterContinental Hotels and then Denihan Hospitality Group, from which he retired in 2009.

John was renowned in the hospitality industry and his depth of knowledge earned him a multitude of industry awards and accolades including a place in HFTP's International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame in 1993. He is a published author, enjoyed teaching aspiring hospitality industry students, and was a favored speaker at hospitality conferences worldwide.

After retiring, John and Aileen moved to the home they built in North Carolina, near nine of their 17 grandchildren. During retirement, John became active in his new community, becoming a true local. He was heavily involved with the Yadkin Valley Rotary including serving as president and treasurer, and became a Paul Harris fellow in 2015. John and Aileen were avid supporters of the Elkin Valley Trails Association and were often seen walking their labrador, Dixie, along the trail.

At St. Stephen parish, John was a lector, eucharistic minister, the finance director, and Confirmation sponsor to his son-in-law, Barry. He is survived by his wife, Aileen; his three daughters, Mary Blackburn and her husband Barry of Elkin, Aileen Blass and her husband Brett of Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, and Margaret Rogan and her husband Frank of Sammamish, Washington; two sons, John and his wife Vanessa of Kingsport, Tennessee, and Paul and his wife Lesley of Portage, Michigan; three sisters, Mary Mooney, Anne Ryan, and Margaret Tripptree; brother, Neil and his wife Lorraine; his 18 grandchildren, Andrew Cahill, Erin Cahill, Rose Forest, Vincent Cahill, Wagner Forest, Jarett Blackburn, Samantha Cahill, Theresa Cahill, Claire Blass, Carolyn Blackburn, Allison Cahill, Jamie Cahill, Julia Blass, Matthew Rogan, Charles Rogan, Caleb Cahill, Violet Cahill and Nora Cahill; and 25 nieces and nephews. John was also preceded in death by his sixth and youngest child, Denis William, who died at age 5 in 1979.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, April 22, at 11:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 340 Hawthorne Road, Elkin. Burial will be in Hingham, Massachusetts, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to his favorite charities: The John J. Cahill Yadkin Valley Rotary Scholarship, P.O. Box 212, Elkin, NC 28621; or to the St. Stephen Church Foundation, c/o Janis McQuade, SSJ, 101 Hawthorne Road, Elkin, NC 28621. Online condolences may be made to www.elkinfuneralservice.com. Services entrusted to Elkin Funeral Service.

Funeral Home
560 NC HIGHWAY 268 W
Elkin, NC 28621
(336) 526-4460

Published in The Tribune from Apr. 19 to Apr. 20, 2016


Cahill, John James [MC1964 RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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

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JOBIT: Ferry, Michael Paul [MC1973 RIP] on 2016-Apr-18



Michael Paul Ferry
February 25, 1952 - April 18, 2016   
Emerald Isle, New York

Michael was born on February 25, 1952 and passed away on Monday, April 18, 2016.
Michael was a resident of Emerald Isle, New York at the time of his passing.

Mike graduated from Manhattan College obtained his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Pace University and became a Certified Public Accountant.

Visitation will be held on Sunday April 24 from 3-6pm at James F. Lulves Funeral Home 9 Avenue A Cornwall-on-Hudson NY. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday April 25 at 9:30 am at the funeral home. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery Washingtonville NY.

In lieu of flowers donations in Mike’s memory may be made to the National Organization for Rare Disorders at www.rarediseases.org.


Ferry, Michael Paul [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

           I believe that Michael is a member of the Class of 1973.

               May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Ferry, Michael Paul [MC1973 RIP]

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

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JOBIT: Hamilton, Daniel Joseph [MC???? RIP] on 2016-Apr-20



Daniel Joseph Hamilton
April 2, 1937 - April 20, 2016   
Lake Wylie, South Carolina

Daniel was born on April 2, 1937 and passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.

Daniel was a resident of Lake Wylie, South Carolina at the time of his passing.

He was a graduate of Manhattan College with a degree in Electrical Engineering.

He was married to Margaret.

Mass will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday April 23 2016 at All Saints Catholic Church with Father Ed McDevitt officiating. Inurnment will be in the Oratory Rock Hill SC. A rosary service will be 5:00 p.m. Friday April 22 2016 at M. L. Ford Sons Funeral Home 4820 Charlotte Highway Lake Wylie SC. There's still time to send flowers to the Memorial Mass at the All Saints Catholic Church at 11:00 AM on Apr 23 2016.

Memorials may be made to The Oratory 434 Charlotte Avenue Rock Hill SC 29732 or Novant Presbyterian Hospital Cancer Center P.O.Box 33549 Charlotte N.C. 28233.


Hamilton, Daniel Joseph [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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

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MNEWS: Alma Mater leads on tech for educators



College welcomes more tech for educators
Posted April 20, 2016
By Alice Guilhamon

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During an all-day workshop at Manhattan College on April 15, students and faculty members were able to experiment and learn about Microsoft’s latest resources and tools for classrooms.

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While I think that Google would be “most likely to succeed”, I’m, of course, a biased grumpy fat old white guy injineer.


Nice to see Alma Mater leading.

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MFOUND: Jaspers?



2016 04Apr 23 who

From left, Stefanie Sideman, 21 and A.J. Chinrella, 30, both of Manhattan College wait for a train to Manhattan at White Plains train station on April 15, 2016.  (Photo: Carucha L. Meuse/The Journal News)

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[JR: Probably Marymount? Need to work on defining the brand ownership.] 

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


Good Afternoon All,

Our Prayers are needed for Jeanne. Tom McCarthy shared the following regarding Jeanne. John and Jeanne returned from Florida on Thursday.

"Unfortunately Jeanne ended up in the hospital yesterday after having some respiratory problems, trouble breathing, and other issues (she has pulmonary hypertension, but blood levels were low so possibly anemia, possibly internal bleeding) and they're planning to keep her at least overnight again and likely a few more days.

They only got back from FL late Thursday night and they were at the hospital (Mercy) by noon Friday. They're exhausted and still reeling from the travel up from FL but Jeanne's in good spirits and was making it clear to hospital staff that she's in charge.

So keep them in your prayers. John said he'd get back with an update soon, as he would be spending the afternoon/evening with her."


Thomas A. McCarthy

Please keep Jeanne in your prayers and keep the volume up as we pray that the MDs are quickly able to find the problem and resolve it quickly. Please keep Jeanne and John in your prayers. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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ENDNOTE: The Clinton email probe



EXCLUSIVE: Obama vows no influence in Clinton email probe, defends terror fight
Published April 10, 2016  FoxNews.com

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President Obama repeatedly vowed there would be no political influence over the Justice Department’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while secretary of state -- in a wide-ranging interview with “Fox News Sunday” in which he also ardently defended his efforts to defeat the Islamic State and other terror groups amid criticism about his perceived indifference.

“I guarantee that there is no political influence in any investigation conducted by the Justice Department, or the FBI, not just in this case, but in any case,” Obama said.” “Nobody is above the law. How many times do I have to say it?”

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There’s a Jasper connection to all this.

One can only hope that there is extra courage to go around to all involved.

This issue has the possibility fracture the nation into the elite, who don’t have to obey the rules, and the rest of us.

Regardless of politics, there has to be honesty in the “law”.

“No justice; no peace” will be confirmed in the minds of many if this process isn’t honest.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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