JASPER JOTTINGS Week 18  - 2016 May 01    

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



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POSITRACTION: Laundromat Owner really helps the homeless



Laundromat Owner Washes Thousands of Pounds of Laundry for Homeless for Free
by Terry Turner - Apr 5, 2016

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A laundromat owner spent every night for a week washing 1,000 pounds of homeless people’s laundry. His generosity saved 75 families roughly $5,000.

As a former social worker, Samuel Van De Cruze already knew about many of the challenges the homeless face. He also realized his new business could offer immediate help for a mundane chore that took time and money away from those who didn’t have much of either.

After Van De Cruze opened Mr. Bubbles Laundromat in Queens, New York recently, he saw for himself how homeless families struggled just to pay for their laundry needs.

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Not everyone can make a huge difference like this person, but we all can do something.

Even if it’s little. Even if it’s at random times. Even if no one else knows.

If I was in Queens, then I’d go by and let him do my laundry and overpay.

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ADMINISTRIVIA: Looks like the WSP isn't

2016-Apr-24 0919

[JR: Seems like the Website Service Provider isn’t providing. I’m calling for support.] 

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JLINKEDIN: Ronan, Patrick [MC1992] Project Manager at Greeley and Hansen



Ronan, Patrick [MC1992]
Project Manager / Professional Engineer at Greeley and Hansen
Greater New York City Area
Civil Engineering

Career long involvement in Civil Engineering centering around Environmental, Municipal Infrastructure, Wastewater Treatment, Water, Private Infrastructure, Pump Stations and Emergency Management

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ADMINISTRIVIA: Only the main page seems to be broken; fixed?



[JR: Seems to be working. Argh!] 

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[JR: Re uploaded main page and now all seems well. Argh!]

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JLINKEDIN: Davis, Rebecca [MC2006] Entry-Level Chemistry Position



Davis, Rebecca [MC2006]
May 2016 Graduate Seeking Entry-Level Chemistry Position
Bronx, New York

Summary: Motivated and hardworking young professional seeking a career where my knowledge of chemistry and biology can be crossed with my passion for cosmetics. My diverse interests and experiences provide a well-rounded outlook and will allow me to excel in many various ventures.

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JLINKEDIN: Rohan, Brian M. [MC1972] Professional Engineer at Rohan Engineering



Rohan, Brian M. [MC1972]
Professional Engineer at Rohan Engineering, PC
Greater New York City Area
Civil Engineering

I am a professional engineer with over forty years experience providing Engineering and Architectural Services. My goals are to work with quality people and have a positive impact on the lives of others.
Specialties: Consulting Engineering Services:Trenchless Technology repair of sewers, storm water culverts, and water mains.New and Alteration Building Projects.Renewable Energy Projects - Solar Systems.Soil Remediation Permits.Fire Protection Sprinkler SystemsRehabilitation of concrete and metal structures by means of spray on epoxy coatings.

See my website www.rohanengineeringpc.com for additional information.

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JNEWS: Callari, Charles [MC????] VP Customer Dev @ Fenero




Charles Callari has been named vice president of customer development at Fenero, a provider of cloud-based contact center solutions for sales and customer service operations. He previously was global VP at Sykes Enterprises. Callari is a graduate of Manhattan College.

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Callari, Charles [MC????]

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JLINKEDIN: Duffy, Thomas [MC2011] Community Services Social Worker at DOROT



Duffy, Thomas [MC2011]
Community Services Social Worker at DOROT
New York, New York
Nonprofit Organization Management

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JLINKEDIN: Damon, Kerri [MC1997] President at ISE Office Plus



Damon, Kerri [MC1997]
President at ISE Office Plus
Bronx, New York
Business Supplies and Equipment

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


Good Morning All,

Our prayers are requested for Joe H. Joe suffered a stroke last Sunday and is still being cared for in ICU. We pray for his complete recovery and for his Family who of course is concerned. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JOBIT: Hussey, Raymond Vincent [MC1955 RIP] on 2016-Apr-18



Dr. Raymond Vincent Hussey II
May 5, 1934 - April 18, 2016
Riverside, California | Age 81

Raymond Vincent Hussey passed away on April 18, 2016, at almost 82 years of age, in Riverside, California. He was born May 5, 1934 in Newport, RI, to Ray and Eileen Hussey. He was the eldest sibling to the late John (Jack) Hussey, William (Bill) Hussey, and Eileen Ward. Ray's stories about his Newport years involved lifeguarding, shoveling coal, four seasons, snowball fights, boxing and great shenanigans with his brothers and sister.

Through hard work and determination he excelled in school and received a full ride scholarship to Manhattan College and went on to New York Medical College. While in medical school and working in a hospital he met a nurse, Anne, who became his bride and the love of his life. He fulfilled his internship and residency with the US Air Force and started his family in San Antonio, Texas at Lackland Air Force Base. Their first two children Raymond Vincent Hussey III and Annemarie Lee (Hussey) were born in San Antonio. Ray and family transferred to March Air Force Base in 1966 where he moved into private practice with Riverside Radiology Group. In private practice, Dr. Hussey, was instrumental in bringing MRI technology to the radiology practice. He was always learning, and vigilant about continuing his education and knowledge.

Their third child, Mark William Hussey, was born in 1967. He established his roots in Riverside, "the happy side". Family activities included sports, vacations, and volunteering. He had a passion for family, work, handball, backpacking, music and woodworking. He retired in the late 90s and filled his time with helping family and friends with "projects". Habitat for Humanity became the recipient of his many skills. Known as the ultimate handyman, he was always willing to share his expertise with family, friends, and neighbors. In fact, he could think of project whether it was needed or not, especially if it involved another run to the Home Depot.

He shared his love for the outdoors with his family and friends. The annual summer backpacking trip was always the highlight of the summer. This passion led to his involvement with the Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit, which he loved for over 30 years.

He was preceded in death by his youngest son, Mark, and his younger brother, Jack. He is survived by his wife, Anne; son, Ray (Denise); daughter, Annemarie (Ed); brother, Bill (Jan); sister, Eileen (Tony); his cherished grandchildren Nichole, Nathan, Noah, Vincent, Christopher, Matthew, and Alexis; 6 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral mass will be held on April 30, 2016, at St. Andrew's Newman Center, 105 W. Big Springs Road at 2:30. A 4:00 reception will follow immediately at the Comer residence, 7515 Victoria Avenue (Victoria at Madison). Donations in Ray's name can be made to either: Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit, 43950 Acacia Avenue, Hemet, CA, 92544, www.rmru.org; or Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC, 20090-6011.


Hussey, Raymond Vincent [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Costello, Donald (MC1954)

I believe Ray was in the class of 1954 was a member of ASB and was a great Jasper. My sympathies go out to his whole family.

[JR: Thanks, Donald. Much appreciated.]

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Dear John,

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

                     May He Rest In peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Hussey, Raymond Vincent [MC1955 RIP]

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

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MFACEBOOK: Alma Mater Organized Volunteer Impact Award!


Manhattan College
28 mins

Manhattan College has been nominated to receive Bronx Volunteer Coalition’s Organized Volunteer Impact Award! Our students worked with Riverdale YM-YWHA and Congregation Tehillah to spruce up a Bronx Mosque, demonstrating the importance of interfaith community. Vote now until May 1, Jaspers!

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JLINKEDIN: Jacob, Justin [MC2003] Nuclear Medicine Advanced Associate



Jacob, Justin [MC2003]
Nuclear Medicine Advanced Associate
New Hyde Park, New York
Hospital & Health Care

Summary: With about 8 years of experience in the field of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, I have recently been certified as a Nuclear Medicine Advanced Associate (NMAA). As one of about 13 across the country, I took it upon myself to advance my career in the same way as the field of Molecular Imaging has advanced over the years. I currently work for the department of Molecular Imaging and Therapy Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. As a leading institution making continued advancements in the field, I look to do so in the same manner as an advanced associate. The advanced practitioner within Nuclear Medicine is a new concept, and I look forward to being an advocate and representative for the profession.

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Update on Wszolek, Don (MP64MC68)


An update on Wszolek, Don (MP64MC68)

"When you see everyone tonight, you will be able to give them some positive news: Don's ventilator was removed yesterday late afternoon (probably about an hour after you and Denise left), and he is breathing on his own with some oxygen assistance; heart and BP are remaining stable. He remains in a cardiac care unit in critical condition. Please thank them for their concern.”

[JR: Some good news.] 

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JOBIT: McElderry, Frank T. [MC???? RIP] on 2016-Apr-26



Frank McElderry


Frank T., 77, of Norwood, passed away at home on April 26th surrounded by his loving family.

Frank was a generous, kind and loving family man with a great sense of humor. He will always be remembered for his devotion to his wife, children and grandchildren.

Cherished husband of 55 years to Lorraine (nee Marchese). Loving father to Frank E. McElderry of Boca Raton FL, Tom McElderry and his wife Corrine of Tappan, NY and Kerry Guerriero and her husband Neil of Harrington Park. Devoted "Paco" to his adoring grandchildren Caitlin, Bailey, Shannon, Thomas, Mary, Kevin and Kayla. Dear brother to James McElderry and his wife Maureen of Ramsey and Larry Brown and his wife Joanne of The Bronx, NY, loving brother in law to Marilyn Lutz of Whiting and dear uncle to his many nieces and nephews.

Frank was born in Dumont in 1938 and then moved to The Bronx when he was a young child. He remained in the Bronx until he joined the Army and served his country in the Korea. When he returned from Korea, he married his beloved wife Lorraine in 1961 and moved to Tappan, NY in 1965. With three young children and a full time job, Frank still found the time to obtain his Bachelor's Degree from Manhattan College and his Master's Degree from Pace University.

He was a District Manager for Con Edison in Westchester County for 30 years. He lived in Tappan for 37 years before moving to Norwood.

After retiring, Frank pursued numerous hobbies including car repair, home improvements, organizing anything he could get his hands on and watching his grandchildren participate in sports and dance recitals. He loved to drive to Florida and spend time in the warm weather.

The family will receive relatives and friends at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, on Thursday, April 28th from 2-4 and 7-9. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, April 29th at 10:00 AM at St. Anthony's Church on Paris Avenue in Northvale. Interment to follow at Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, NY.

Pizzi Funeral Home
120 Paris Avenue
Northvale, NJ 07647
(201) 767-3050

Published in The Record on Apr. 27, 2016


McElderry, Frank T. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/northjersey/frank-mcelderry-condolences/179760770?cid=full

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

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JHQ: The Superior General FSC Undergraduate Commencement Address



Brother Robert Schieler, FSC, to Deliver Undergraduate Commencement Address

The Superior General of the Brothers of the Christian Schools will address Manhattan College’s class of 2016 on May 22.

Manhattan College will celebrate its 174th undergraduate Commencement on Sunday, May 22 at 1 p.m. At the Commencement ceremony, Brother Robert Schieler, FSC, Superior General of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, will deliver the keynote address to the College’s graduates and receive an honorary doctorate in humane letters.

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MNEWS: Alma Mater hosts a competition



Students set for national stage
Hamline School of Business sends four students to National Converntion in New York.
Opeyemi Arogundade, Reporter
April 27, 2016

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A team of four Hamline students has been selected to represent Hamline in a Business Analytics Competition and Conference hosted by Manhattan College in New York from May 24 to May 27.

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JLINKEDIN: Monaco, Robert [MC1987] Professional Engineer at Job Shop Engineer



Monaco, Robert [MC1987]
Professional Engineer at Job Shop Engineer
Greater New York City Area
Civil Engineering

Summary: As a professional engineer in 5 states, my involvement is various projects from wastewater pretreatment to structural design of major component rehabilitation of movable bridges as well as government agency experience, served the various agencies, consultants, and both design and construction industry in the northeast for quality control, document review, specification, and expert witness for construction, design, and implementation of codes and regulations for numerous projects.

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JLINKEDIN: Regan, Josie [MC2009] Regional Field Director at Washington State House Democratic Campaign



Regan, Josie [MC2009]
Regional Field Director at Washington State House Democratic Campaign Committee
Seattle, Washington
Political Organization

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JOBIT: Ackermann, John J. [MC1957 RIP] on 2016-Apr-25



John J. Ackermann

Poughkeepsie, NY - John J. Ackermann, 83, of the City of Poughkeepsie, passed away at home on April 25, 2016 surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Yonkers, NY on April 1, 1933, the son of Stephen & Blanche Kwechin Ackermann. John graduated with a BA from Manhattan College and received a M.Ed from Fordham University. He taught for many years at Lincoln Hall, Mahopac Central School District and briefly at Our Lady of Lourdes High School. John married Marjorie M. Duesel in 1959 at Christ the King Church in Yonkers, NY. She survives at home. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.

Survivors include his children: Barbara (John) Ricciardi; John(Lisa) Ackermann, Jr.; Christine ( Michael) Haupt; Stephen (Kathryn) Ackermann; Patricia (Frank) Grassi; Joseph (Lily) Ackermann; Paul (Amber) Ackermann; he was the beloved brother of Patricia Smith and grandfather to: Gabriella, Maria, Daniel, Luke, Sophia, Gia, Nicholas and Nora. He was predeceased by adored granddaughter Elizabeth.

Visitation is Sunday, May 1, 2016, 2-6 PM at the William G. Miller & Son FH, Inc., 371 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, 10 AM at St. Mary's Church, 231 Church St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Burial will follow in the family plot in St. Peter's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to St. Mary's Church, Poughkeepsie. If you wish to send an online condolence please visit our website at www.wmgmillerfuneralhome.com

Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Apr. 29 to May 1, 2016


Ackermann, John J. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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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 1957.

                  May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Ackermann, John J. [MC1957 RIP]

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JLINKEDIN: Scelza, Beau [MC1987] Associate Director, Planning & Design at Jacobi Medical



Scelza, Beau [MC1987]
Associate Director, Planning & Design, Professional Engineer at Jacobi Medical Center
Greater New York City Area
Hospital & Health Care

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JOY: Steinberg, Robert "Bob Stei" (MC1993) announces a future Jasper



Bob Stei
3 hrs

2016 04Apr 30 stei

Class of '93... He could be class of '38!!!

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Steinberg, Robert "Bob Stei" (MC1993)

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JHQ: Freshman honored



Manhattan College’s David Caiafa Named a 2016 Newman Civic Fellow

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Freshman honored as one of 218 community-engaged students to receive prestigious award.
David Caiafa ’19 is one of 218 students from colleges and universities across the U.S. selected to receive the prestigious Newman Civic Fellow for his youth volunteer work done in the Bronx. The award honors inspiring student leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to finding solutions to challenges faced by their communities.

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ENDNOTE: Separation of the Gooferment from Healthcare among other things



From The Right
Why the Government should not control HealthCare
Moore, William 'Bill' [MC1977]
April 18, 2016

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This election becomes even important as realistically our last chance to stop government intrusion into our healthcare. It will also be our last chance to ensure we continue to have the best healthcare available to who needs it. Remember the Left has stated it is necessary for the young to pay significantly more and our old to be denied certain treatments as being too costly. They lied and promised TORT Reform to cut down on the costs of medical insurance due to frivolous lawsuits. Nothing has been done. Why should you expect them to tell the truth when they promise low and better coverage healthcare.

Only the Government would insist people who cannot afford to buy healthcare pay a heavy fine for not buying what they cannot afford. Rates up there with ‘You have to pass it to see what's in it " or "You can keep your doctor or health plan if you want to".

We need to elect people who will force the Government to get out of the healthcare business except for the few regulations necessary to protect consumers. Vote Smaller Government


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I, often, quote: “If voting made any difference they wouldn't let us do it.” ― Mark Twain

We have many negative exemplars of Gooferment “healthcare”. The VA, the Indian Healthcare System, Medicare, Medicaid, Canada, England, etc etc etc.

We even have a few excellent examples of totally free healthcare in the various form of “medical tourism”. Canadians coming over the border to the USA for MRIs that take months of waiting under the Canadian Gooferment to the point of causing deaths. (I first became aware of it when going to Niagara Falls and seeing signs for 100U$D MRIs available from 1 to 4 AM.) There are countless stories of people going to India, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Thailand for surgeries that cost several hundred thousand in the USA being done cheaply by Board Certified Doctors in what is described as “resort hotel settings”. Even including the cost of travel.

I don’t have an answer HOW we move back to liberty and the free market. But then I’m old and set in my ways. I fear that the young have been trained by Gooferment Skrules to only see Gooferment as the solution.

Perhaps it’s in the “little things” that we can strike back. The way “We, The Sheeple” treat “Speed Limits”. OR taxes, avoid evade under-the-table barter.

In healthcare, some doctors are going cash only concierge medicine. If I could find one, I’d try it.

“If you love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.”  ― Samuel Adams

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