JASPER JOTTINGS Week 25  - 2016 Jun 19   

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

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2016/jj2016W25.html

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POSITRACTION: Treat Cataracts Without Surgery

2016-Jun-12

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/lsu-researchers-developeye-drop-to-prevent-cataracts

Researchers Develop ‘Holy Grail’ Eye Drop to Prevent, Treat Cataracts Without Surgery
by Good News Network - May 24, 2016

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For the millions of people whose vision is clouded by cataracts, surgery had been the only option, but in a few years we may be able to treat, and even prevent the debilitating condition with simple eyedrops.

Researchers at Louisiana State University have formulated drops made of nanoparticles that are able to efficiently deliver into the eye lens the natural substance called lutein–which is plentiful in youthful eyes, but diminishes in old age.

Professor Cristina Sabliov and assistant professor Carlos Astete in the LSU AgCenter Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering found a way to use nanoparticles to make the plant-based anti-oxidant more absorbent for humans.

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We are given the tools to solve a lot of our problems.

How much more can be discovered?

Why don’t we focus on the real problems humanity has rather than the trivial stuff?

Because as a species, maybe we are just stupid.

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JLINKEDIN: Oliveras, Allyson [MC2013] Community Liaison at NYC Council

2016-Jun-12

https://www.linkedin.com/in/allyson-oliveras-760809122

Oliveras, Allyson [MC2013]
Community Liaison at New York City Council
Bronx, New York
Government Administration

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JNEWS: Zerr, Fr. Maurice J. [MC1953] Celebrates 65 Years As Missioner

2016-Jun-13

http://patch.com/missouri/kirkwood/father-maurice-j-zerr-celebrates-65-years-missioner-0

Father Maurice J. Zerr Celebrates 65 Years As Missioner
By Mike Virgintino (Star Patcher) - June 13, 2016 9:57 am ET

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Father Maurice J. Zerr, M.M., of Kirkwood will celebrate the 65th anniversary of his ordination in the Maryknoll Society on Sunday, June 26, 2016. He is one of 38 Maryknollers to commemorate his ordination to the priesthood or Final Oath as a Maryknoll Brother in ceremonies to be held at the Maryknoll Mission Center in Ossining, New York.

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Father Zerr was born on April 7, 1924 in O’Fallon. At the age of five, his family moved to Kirkwood, where he attended St. Peter’s Grade School. He attended St. Louis University High School and Eugene Coyle High School. During September 1940, he joined Maryknoll and finished high school at the Diocesan Preparatory Seminary in St. Louis. Father Zerr holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Maryknoll Seminary, Maryknoll, New York, and he earned a bachelor’s degree in education and in mathematics from Manhattan College in New York. 

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Zerr, Fr. Maurice J. [MC????]

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Dear John,

           I believe that Fr. Maurice is a member of the Great Class of 1953.

                   Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Zerr, Fr. Maurice J. [MC1953]

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JLINKEDIN: DeBartolo, Elizabeth [MC1980] Recruiter

2016-Jun-13

https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabeth-debartolo-238450122

DeBartolo, Elizabeth [MC1980]
Recruiter
Ridgefield, Connecticut
Human Resources

Summary

I am an experienced recruiting professional having worked in the consulting industry; proficient in Microsoft Office softwares. After an extended period of time raising my children, I am interested in returning to the business community. I have excellent organizational and communication skills, am an independent and creative thinker, and enjoy working in a team environment.

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JHQ: Alma Mater prays for peace

2016-Jun-14

FROM FACEBOOK

Manhattan College
20 hrs

Jaspers: In light of the tragedy in Orlando, we want all of you to know that you are welcome here. You are appreciated. You are free to be who you are. We proudly celebrate diversity of all kinds at Manhattan, and our hearts ache for the lives lost this weekend. If you’re on campus, consider joining us for a peace prayer at 1:45 p.m. in Kelly 5B & C this Wednesday. Dr. Mehnaz Afridi will share a few words on Islam, peace and respect for the LGBTQ community, as we join together as Jaspers to pray for a better world.

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MLINKEDIN: Alma Mater has a mentoring program

2016-Jun-14

https://www.linkedin.com/groups/69262/69262-6146764437672988674

Nadia Peters
Assistant Director of Employer Relations at Manhattan College

Looking for a productive way to spend your time?

Jaspers and Jasper Friends, we need YOU to volunteer for the 2016-2017 Mentor Program.We are asking professionals with backgrounds in Public Relations, Sports Management & Medicine, Finance, Marketing/Media/Communication, Dentistry, Physical Therapy, Translators and Non-Profit to join this year’s upcoming program to help meet our students’ interests.

Please visit manhattan.edu/mentorprogram for more information and sign up details.

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JNEWS: Kelly, Thomas J. Jr. [MC????] Senior Project Executive at MacQuesten

2016-Jun-14

http://patch.com/new-york/pelham/pelham-developer-hires-wappingers-falls-man-senior-project-executive

Pelham Developer Hires Wappingers Falls Man as Senior Project Executive
Pelham, NY By Michael Wonton (Patch Staff) - June 13, 2016 5:22 pm ET

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MacQuesten Construction Management LLC has announced the hiring of Thomas J. Kelly Jr. as Senior Project Executive.

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“We are proud to welcome Tom as a member of the MacQuesten companies,” said Rella Fogliano, President of the MacQuesten companies. “In addition to his over 20 years of experience in the industry, Tom brings passion and a dynamic energy for the business that is very unique.”

Kelly, a resident of Wappingers Falls, earned degrees in civil technology from Westchester Community College and construction management from Manhattan College.

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Kelly, Thomas J. Jr. [MC????]

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Dear John,

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

                      Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for the Maksomski family

2016-Jun-14

Good Evening All,

First, a prayer of thanks and for a speedy and complete recovery. Nancy Maksomski and her Family thank you for your continued prayers for her Mom. Mrs. Maksomski's second back surgery went well. An 8 hour surgery is no walk in the park and extensive surgery performed have left her in a lot of pain but as the MDs say, the next 24 hours are going to be the hardest. Please keep the volume up., Mrs. Maksomski needs our prayers. Please keep Nancy's Dad in your prayers as well. The past week has been long and hard and this week will be a little more difficult than last. Please remember the Family in your prayers. A walk in the park is where we want to see Mr. And Mrs. Maksomski soon. Thank you Nancy. Thank you all. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JOBIT: Brose, Valentine P. [MC1951 RIP] on 2016-Jun-13

2016-Jun-15

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/mycentraljersey/obituary.aspx?n=Valentine-P-Brose&pid=180331872

Valentine P. Brose
AGE: 89 • Bridgewater

Valentine P. Brose passed away on June 13, 2016 at his home in Bridgewater, N.J. He was 89 years old. Born in the Bronx, N.Y. to Andrew and Mary Brose, he was the last of seven children.

Val served in the USMC during WW II and attended Manhattan College before working in the aerospace, financial, and medical equipment industries.

He was a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus and is survived by his wife Beverly Kubick Brose, four daughters Cathy Ridenhour, Alison Lasher, Andrea O'Malley, Jacqueline Lockburner and a son Christopher, plus many grand-children. He was predeceased by his first and second wife Louise Ciriello Brose and Cecilia Lewin Brose.

Visitation will be held Thursday June 16 from 4-8 at the Bailey Funeral Home 176 Main St. Peapack.

Funeral Mass Friday at 10:30AM at St. Elizabeth Church Far Hills. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, New Rochelle NY. www.baileyfuneral.com

Published in Courier News on June 15, 2016

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Brose, Valentine P. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

              I believe that Valentine is a member of the Class of 1951.

                May He Rest In Peace.

                           Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Brose, Valentine P. [MC1951 RIP]

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JNEWS: Coonan, Sr. Kathleen Mary [MC2006] Principal Sacred Heart Academy CT

2016-Jun-15

http://www.ctpostchronicle.com/articles/2016/06/15/news/doc5760433d7559c931041292.txt

Change in leadership at Sacred Heart Academy
Published: Wednesday, June 15, 2016

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The principal of Sacred Heart Academy, Sr. Maureen Flynn, ASCJ, ’81 (Hamden)  has been transferred to Santa Maria School in the Bronx, a preK4 to grade 8 school with close to 500 students. Santa Maria includes the largest universal preK program in the Archdiocese of New York. Sr. Maureen will be leaving Sacred Heart in July.

Sr. Kathleen Mary Coonan, ASCJ, ’76, a native of Connecticut and a graduate of the Academy, has been named principal.

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Sister Kathleen Mary entered the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus after her high school graduation and professed final vows in 1984. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Duquesne University and a Master of Arts in administration and supervision from Manhattan College. Sr. Kathleen Mary begins her ministry as principal of Sacred Heart Academy with 36 years of experience in education both as teacher and administrator. She has taught on the elementary and secondary levels in Connecticut, Missouri, and Pennsylvania and served as assistant principal at Sacred Heart Academy from 2002-2006, principal of St. Raphael School in Bridgeport, and for the last 10 years principal of Cor Jesu Academy.

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Coonan, Sr. Kathleen Mary [MC????]

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Dear John,

         I believe that Sister Kathleen received her Masters in 2006.

                        Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Coonan, Sr. Kathleen Mary [MC2006]

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JNEWS: Reynolds, LtCol P.J. [MC????] Commanding Officer USMC Combat Logistics Battalion

2016-Jun-15

http://www.1stmlg.marines.mil/Leaders/Article/584938/lieutenant-colonel-pj-reynolds/

Lieutenant Colonel P.J. Reynolds
Commanding Officer Combat Logistics Battalion 11

PICTURE 2016 06Jun 15 Reynolds

Lieutenant Colonel Reynolds is a native of Bronx, New York and graduated from Manhattan College with a degree in Finance and Computer Information Systems.  He was commissioned through the Platoon Leaders Class in May 1997.

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Reynolds, LtCol P.J. [MC????]

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JOBIT: Farina, John F. [MC1978 RIP] 2016-Jun-14

2016-Jun-15

RE: John F. Farina '78 BS

Good Afternoon All,

We pray for the repose of the soul of Fellow Jasper, John Farina. Pete Sweeney received the sad news yesterday from John's Brother, Tom '79 BS and we further received word from Brother Robert and Brother Tom Zoppo about the passing of this good man. Brother Tom Zoppo shared the following.

"I was sorry to hear about John Farina.  He and I entered the Skaneateles Novitiate together in 1980.  Prior to the novitiate, John taught at St. Peter's Boys High School for one year followed by a year at Christian Brothers Academy, Syracuse.  After the novitiate, John was assigned to Good Shepherd School in the Inwood section of Manhattan for a few years before leaving the Brothers.  After graduating from St. Raymond's Boys High School in the Bronx, where he first met the Brothers, John became a passionate biology student at Manhattan College.  John brought his special enthusiasm for all things related to plants and living creatures to the classroom."

Br. Tom Zoppo

John was called home suddenly and based upon the heartfelt comments shared by some who knew John, he will be missed by many and touched the hearts of many as he passed through their lives as Educator and Friend. We pray for John, his Brothers and their Family as the Family mourn the loss of their loved one. We remember John as he no doubt enters the Kingdom of heaven and is at rest in God's Eternal Embrace. Thank you Pete, Tom, Br. Robert and Br. Tom Zoppo.

Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon and The Manhattan College Prayer Group
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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Farina, John F. [MC1978 RIP]

[JR: Haven’t seen the obit published yet.] 

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JHQ: Reunion Weekend 2016 video

2016-Jun-15

https://youtu.be/9atahurIOpI

Reunion Weekend 2016
3 minutes

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JOY: Johansen, Morgan [MC2006] engaged

2016-Jun-15

FROM FACEBOOK

PICTURE 2016 06Jun 15 Johansen

Morgan Johansen added 3 new photos — feeling excited with Mike Dubas.
8 hrs

We're Engaged!! 👰💏💍💃

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Johansen, Morgan [MC????]

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Dear John,

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

                               Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Johansen, Morgan [MC2006]

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JNEWS: Collins, Michael [MC1980] Broadridge Financial Solutions

2016-Jun-16

http://libn.com/2016/06/15/captain-of-finance/

Captain of finance
By: Bernadette Starzee June 15, 20160

PICTURE%202016-06Jun-16%20Michael-Collins.jpg

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Even as a kid, Michael Collins knew he wanted to go into financial services.

“I knew people who worked in the industry and they seemed to love what they did, and I always liked numbers,” he said.

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Collins holds a Bachelor of Science in economics from Manhattan College and a Master of Business and Science in finance from Pace University. He holds executive education certification from the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association/Wharton program.

Looking back on his career, Collins has no regrets.

“I fly around the country and help people solve problems,” he said. “The people at Broadridge are great; every day is great.”

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Collins, Michael [MC????]

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Dear John,

            I believe that Michael is a member of the Class of 1980.
 
                                  Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Collins, Michael [MC1980]

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JNEWS: Weber, Harry [MC????] Ramsey borough council

2016-Jun-16

http://www.northjersey.com/community-news/town-government/lack-of-opposition-signals-clear-sailing-for-incumbents-1.1616806

June 16, 2016 Last updated: Thursday, June 16, 2016, 12:31 AM
Ramsey Republican council incumbents win primary
By Tom Nobile STAFF WRITER | Ramsey Suburban News

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Ramsey - Borough Council members Vanessa Jachzel and Harry Weber won uncontested bids in the June 7 GOP primary to run for two council seats in the November election.

Jachzel tallied 126 votes. Weber notched 120.

Democrats did not field any candidates, and no independents filed nominating petitions by the June 7 deadline.

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Weber, who's completing his second full term, has lived in the borough for 17 years with his wife, Donna, and two children. He graduated from Manhattan College with a bachelor's degree in computer information systems and from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a master's in business administration in finance.

He also holds a master's in project management and a graduate certificate in networks and communications management, from DeVry University.

He works as managing director of trading services and telecommunications for the New York Stock Exchange. Weber is a member of Ramsey's Office of Emergency Management. He volunteers with the Ramsey Baseball Softball Association as the league president and is co-director of travel softball. He has also coached the youth basketball and soccer teams.

Weber is a parishioner of St. Paul's Church, a fourth-degree member of the Knights of Columbus, and treasurer of the Patrick F. Pindar Council of Ramsey.

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Weber, Harry [MC????]

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JHQ: Manhattan Monthly June 2016

2016-Jun-16

http://static.manhattan.edu/newsletters/ManhattanMonthly/2016_06/index.html

Manhattan Monthly: June 2016

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

2016-Jun-16

Good Afternoon All,

From Mike McEneney, we pray for Mrs. Murphy, the Mother of a good friend of Mike's. Mrs. Murphy suffered a heart attack and is recovering. We pray for Mrs. Murphy's complete recovery free of complications. She will need further surgery.

Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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Good Afternoon All,

George Skau has shared some sad news and asks for our Prayers. George's Brother, James, of Copiague, L.I., N.Y. was called home on June 10, 2016. He led a quiet life and will be missed by those who knew and loved him. We pray for the repose of his soul and we pray for his Family. There will be a Memorial Service on June 21st at: Our Lady Of Mt. Carmel Chapel June 21st 10:30 AM  Ridgewood, New Jersey Please keep this good man in your prayers.

George also asks for our prayers for his Brother-In-Law, Fellow Jasper, John O'Connell '58 BS who passed away this week. John was the Husband of Ann's Sister. Please keep John and his Family in your prayers. We pray that these good men are welcomed swiftly into the Kingdom Of Heaven and are at peace in God's Eternal Embrace.

Thank You. God Bless.
Phil ColonPhil Colon

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Good Afternoon All, From Mike McEneney we have some prayer requests.

A prayer of thanks for Bobby C. for whom we have been praying. He has been released from Hospital and is doing much better. Thank you for your prayers from Bobby and his Family.

We pray for Dave who has been diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer and is being treated with Chemo and Radiation. We pray the treatments take hold swiftly and are completely successful. Please keep Dave, his Wife Jane and their Children in your prayers.

We pray for Mrs. Kathrene Houlihan, Widow fellow Jasper, Dan '41, Mother of Fellow Jasper, Gerry '79 and others. Mrs. Houlihan has entered Hospice Care. We pray that she is at peace and that her Family find peace in the sure knowledge that God is watching over her.

Thank you for your prayers and good thoughts.
God Bless. Phil Colon

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JOBIT: Malina, Dr. Joseph F. Jr. [MC1957 RIP] on 2016-Jun-14

2016-Jun-17

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/statesman/obituary.aspx?n=Joseph-F-MALINA&pid=180361764

MALINA, Jr.,
Dr. Joseph F. Ph.D., P.E.
Aug. 24, 1935 - June 14, 2016

Joseph (Joe) Malina passed away peacefully on the afternoon of June 14, surrounded by his wife, children, their spouses and grandchildren. He lived a very full and accomplished life of almost 81 years devoted to his family, The University of Texas and his Catholic faith as an active member of the St. Austin Catholic Church community for over 50 years.

Joe was the second of nine children born in Brooklyn, New York on August 24th, 1935 to Joseph F. Malina Sr. and Mary Wesolowski Malina, both first-generation Americans born to Polish and Czechoslovakian immigrants.

Joe began his life-long dedication to his work and education early on, receiving a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College followed by M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering (Sanitary Engineering) at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He moved to Austin in 1961 and began his 53 year career at the University of Texas at the Cockrell School of Engineering. He officially retired in the fall of 2012, and continued to mentor and supervise students until the end of 2014.

Joe leaves a lasting legacy as an educational and industry leader, and a respected professional engineer in the field of wastewater treatment. During his more than half a century at UT Austin as an environmental and water resources engineering professor, he supervised 192 graduate students, including 26 PhD students and consulted with over 70 companies. Many of his graduate students have been instrumental in terms of design and operation of wastewater treatment plants throughout the world, and so have helped the environment and society. These accomplishments rightfully earned him high honors in his profession, including awards from the Texas Society of Professional Engineers, American Academy of Environmental Engineers, American Water Works Association, Water Environment Association of Texas, Water Environment Federation, American Society of Civil Engineers, and many others.

After moving to Austin, he met his wife Ida and they were married on January 9, 1965. They were blessed with 51 years of marriage and a life centered around children, family and faith.

Joe was preceded in death by his younger brother, Tom. He is survived by wife Ida, daughter Kristyn and her husband Mark Rankin, son Joe and his wife Marianne Malina, daughter Mary and her husband Jaiden Eaton, daughter Alexandra and her husband William Alfaro and daughter Frances and her husband Abraham Tucker. Joe also leaves his 10 adoring grandchildren, Madilyn and Amanda Biscoe, Isabella Rankin, Milo Malina, Kamdyn, Brinkly and Taitym Eaton, Mia Lucette Alfaro and Emma and Noah Tucker.

Visitation will be held Friday, June 17 from 5-7pm at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Austin Catholic Church on Saturday, June 18 at 10am followed by a reception. Interment will follow at Austin Memorial Park at 2pm.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to St. Austin Catholic Church (St Austin Catholic Church)or School (St. Austin Catholic School)) or the Joseph F. Malina, Jr. Legacy Endowed Excellence Fund which supports undergraduate research and fellowships for graduate students (giving.utexas.edu/EN/Malina).

Obituary and memorial guestbook available online at
www.wcfish.com
 
Published in Austin American-Statesman from June 17 to June 18, 2016

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Malina, Dr. Joseph F. Jr. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

             I believe that Joseph is a member of the Class of 1957.

                   May He Rest In Peace.
 
                                Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Malina, Dr. Joseph F. Jr. [MC1957 RIP]

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JOBIT: O’Donnell, Patrick Joseph [MC???? RIP] on 2016-Jun-13

2016-Jun-17

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Patrick-Joseph-ODonnell-103676118

Patrick Joseph O’Donnell
September 7, 1938 - June 13, 2016   
Chiefland, Florida

Patrick was born on September 7, 1938 and passed away on Monday, June 13, 2016.

Patrick was a resident of Chiefland, Florida at the time of his passing.

Pat was a life-long educator with degrees from Manhattan College Fordham University and Rutgers University.

He was married to Terry.

A mass to celebrate his life will be held on Wednesday June 22 2016 at 10:00AM in St. Mark The Evangelist Church in Summerfield with a reception following mass in the Parish Hall.

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O’Donnell, Patrick Joseph [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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ENDNOTE: Catholic Church spent $2M to block child-sex law reform

2016-Jun-18

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/catholic-church-hired-lobby-firms-block-n-y-kid-rape-laws-article-1.2655010

EXCLUSIVE: Catholic Church spent $2M on major N.Y. lobbying firms to block child-sex law reform
BY KENNETH LOVETTNEW YORK DAILY NEWS ALBANY BUREAU CHIEF
Monday, May 30, 2016, 9:16 PM

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All told, the conference spent more than $2.1 million on lobbying from 2007 through the end of 2015, state records show. That does not include the conference’s own internal lobbying team.

Filings show the lobbyists were retained, in part, to work on issues associated with “statute of limitations” and “timelines for commencing certain civil actions related to sex offenses.” Other issues included parochial school funding and investment tax credits.

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I don’t know more than what is written in the article, but at the very least the “optics” are terrible.

How far has the Church “leadership” strayed from the ideal?

Argh!

I’m again speechless.

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