JASPER JOTTINGS Week 27  - 2016 Jul 03   

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



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POSITRACTION: A simple cheap blood test could show risks



Blood test shows chance of suffering heart attack within five years 
Some people appear to have strong immune systems which protect them from heart attacks 
CREDIT: ALAMY Sarah Knapton, science editor 20 JUNE 2016 • 12:01AM

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A simple blood test could warn people whether they are likely to suffer a heart attack within five years, scientists believe.

Researchers have discovered that high levels of antibodies – molecules produced by the immune system – are linked to a low risk of heart problems, regardless of other risk factors.

Currently doctors use information such as age, sex, medical history, cholesterol levels and blood pressure to calculate the risk of future heart problems.

But the new test looks for levels of protective IgG antibodies which seem to shield the body from a heart attack even when cholesterol and blood pressure is high.

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While we pretend to “know” so much, here’s a factoid that has been hidden from out “eyes”.

How many folks could have been saved if this was available sooner?

Even more important, how much time, energy, and resources could have been refocused from the “treatment” who don’t need it to those that do.

Like the “(pseudo) War on (some) Drugs”, “those people” waste time, energy, and resources on a counter productive “solution”.

Hopefully, the human race will get “smarter”, but I wouldn’t bet on it.

There’s too much “pride” to get in the way.

And, we have so much to be humble about.

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JUPDATE: Winslow, Roger G. Sr. [MC1950 RIP] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


Dear John,

       I believe that Roger is a mmeber of the Class of 1950

               May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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** JOBIT: Winslow, Roger G. Sr. [MC1950 RIP] on 2016-Jun-20

Roger G. Winslow Sr.
April 19, 1927 - June 20, 2016

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COMMENT: O'Connell, Bill (MC1953) answers Costello, Donald (MC1954)


Bob O'Connor "53 commented on Report Items

REPORT JASPER SIGHTINGS ... ... or anything else!

reply to Don Costelo - MC parkway was formerly Spyten Dyvil Parkway

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O'Connell, Bill (MC1953) 

Costello, Donald (MC1954)

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Donald Costello

Congratulations Bob.

Now tell us all what that strange expression means!

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JEMAIL: Kilroy, James (MC1968) has missed some issues


On Sun, Jun 26, 2016 at 1:41 PM, Jim Kilroy <> wrote:

Hi John …. Have not received Jasper Jottings in several weeks? Are you still posting? THX  Jim

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[JR: Of course. I resubmitted his email to the MAILCHIMP service.] 

Kilroy, James (MC1968)

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JOBIT: Gerlock, Richard Joseph [MC???? RIP] on 2016-Jun-27



Richard Joseph Gerlock

Richard Joseph Gerlock, of Bridgewater, NJ, passed away peacefully, Monday, June 27, at his home with his wife Lucille and children by his side.

Richard was born December 29, 1934, in Yonkers, New York, to Anna and Joseph Gerlock. Anna remarried after the passing of Richard's father and was raised by Anna and Spencer Webb. He graduated from Gorton High School and received a BS degree in Chemistry, Manhattan College. On June 2, 1961, he married his true love Lucille Gerlock in New York, they were happily married for 53 years. Richard was a fun-loving father, husband and friend. He had an entrepreneur and adventurous spirit. He was an Army Veteran. Richard also worked for several chemical companies. His job at Hoechst brought him and his family to settle in Bridgewater for 47 years ago. He continued to work for several European chemical companies retiring as a Vice President. During his retirement he founded GP Chemicals. He enjoyed working and was an avid sailor. He spent most of his weekends on the water sailing with his wife and family around Oyster Bay Long Island. He enjoyed playing and watching football and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Richard is survived by his wife, Lucille, and four children, Richard Joseph Gerlock Jr. and wife Jana of Branchburg, NJ, Deirdre Igo and her husband Kevin of Newark, DE, Michael Spencer Gerlock and his wife Letecia of Bridgewater, NJ, and Meghan Canale and her husband A. Jason (Jake) of Yardley, PA; 10 grandchildren, Bridget, Michael, Claire, Amelia, Adam, Ian, Oliver, Brigid, Annabelle and Michael Spencer, Jr. He is predeceased by his parents, Anna, Joseph and Spencer.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10am on Friday, July 1, at St. Bernard Church, 500 Route 22 (Eastbound), Bridgewater. Mausoleum entombment to follow at St. Bernard Mausoleum, Bridgewater. Visiting hours from 7pm-9pm on Thursday, June 30, at the Cusick Funeral Home, Somerville. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Richard's memory to Somerset County Adult Day Center, 872 East Main St., Bridgewater, NJ 08807 (info@adultdayctr.org)
Published in Courier News on June 28, 2016


Gerlock, Richard Joseph [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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JNEWS: Vincitore, Gerard R. [MC1998] Managing Director Structured Finance



Credit Agricole CIB Appoints Gerard R. Vincitore, Former New York Power Authority (NYPA) Senior Vice President, Managing Director in Structured Finance Advisory Group
Vincitore Will Head Advisory in North America
June 28, 2016 10:51 AM Eastern Daylight Time

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank -- the corporate and investment banking arm of the Crédit Agricole Group, the world’s ninth largest bank by total assets – announced today the appointment of Gerard R. Vincitore as a Managing Director in its Structured Finance Advisory Group for Americas, where he will head up advisory activities in the North American Power & Utilities Sector and in addition be involved in specific energy related transactions in the Americas. He will be based in New York City.

Credit Agricole CIB is a long-standing market leader in project finance both globally and in the US & Canada providing structured finance solutions through its Energy & Infrastructure business line. Regionally, the bank has been an innovative financier for a broad range of energy projects, including renewable and conventional power, distributed generation, gas transportation infrastructure, LNG export, petrochemicals, and other infrastructure projects.

Prior to joining Crédit Agricole CIB, Mr. Vincitore was a financial executive with the New York Power Authority (NYPA), the nation’s largest public utility, most recently as Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance. His responsibilities, in addition to corporate financial management, included identifying, evaluating, structuring, and supporting the implementation of Authority initiatives including new generation and transmission projects (both as owner or off-taker), customer financial offerings, energy policy projects, and mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. He has successfully structured over 1500 MW ($2.0 billion) of new generation projects and 1100 MW ($1.0 billion) of transmission projects, including the negotiation of two major transmission development partnerships and advised on several key Authority energy policy initiatives (New York Energy Highway, k-Solar, etc.).

“The Power and Utilities sector is a key vertical within the Global Energy & Infrastructure Practice and a dominant part of our activity for more than 15 years. With Jerry’s appointment we will expand into advising on debt and equity capital raising and other strategic advisory services in this sector in North America, reflecting the evolution of our advisory practice globally. With over 18 years of experience, Jerry brings an extraordinarily deep understanding of the power sector with differentiating perspectives of the various stakeholders that will enrich our client engagement,” said Jaya Viswanadha, who heads the Structured Finance Advisory Group in Americas and to whom Mr. Vincitore will report.

Upon graduating college in 1998, Mr. Vincitore joined ABB Lummus Global, Inc. (now part of Chicago Bridge & Iron Company) as a Process Engineer in the Refining Technology Business Group, where he spent four years before moving to his first stint with the New York Power Authority (NYPA) as a Senior Investment Analyst and Portfolio Manager. He left the utility after two years for Natixis, an investment bank, before rejoining NYPA in 2009, rising successively in responsibility to his most recent position.

Mr. Vincitore holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College, a MBA from Fordham University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

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Vincitore, Gerard R. [MC1998]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for McGuire, Tom [MC2016]


Good Evening All,
Tom McCarthy has shared some terrible news regarding Fellow Jasper, Tom McGuire '16. Tommy Graduated in May and was injured earlier this month in a swimming accident that left him paralyzed from the neck down. Your prayers are asked for Tom, his parents and Family. This Rockland County Jasper needs our Alumni Community help, support and prayers. The Family hope to raise $100,000.00 to cover related Medical Expenses. Please raise the volume for Tommy and his Family. Please share the word with Family and Friends. I will keep you informed as things develop. Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon

 Read the recent Journal News story
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Good Morning All,
Tom McCarthy has shared the following information which includes the Link for   Tommy McGuire's Fundraising. If you go to the link shown below for (helphopelive) there is a picture and comments from Mr. &  Mrs. McGuire. Please keep the volume up in your prayers for Tommy and his Family.
Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon

From Tom McCarthy:

Someone shared the page the family established with updates and fundraising opportunities: https://helphopelive.org/campaign/11334
Thanks, again, for helping spread the word. Such a terrible story.
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McGuire, Tom [MC2016]

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JOY: Rahey, Jaci ‘Jaclyn’ [MC2011] engaged



> Jaci Rahey with Michael Mifka.
> June 25 · ·
> Got Engaged to Michael Mifka

Dear John,

              I believe that Jaci (Jacyln) is a member of the Class of 2011.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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 Rahey, Jaci ‘Jaclyn’ [MC2011]

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JOY: Pappas, Demos [MC2012] wed



On 6/27/2016 12:12 PM, Jasper Fjohn68 wrote:
Devan Pappas with Demos Pappas.
2 hrs ·  ·

Married Demos Pappas
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Dear John,

            I believe that Demos is a member of the Class of 2012.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Pappas, Demos [MC2012]

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JOY: Thorne, Tara [MC2001] weds



On 6/27/2016 11:18 AM, Jasper Fjohn68 wrote:


Tara Thorne with Kevin Carey.
Yesterday ·  ·

Married Kevin Carey
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Dear John,

            I believe that Tara is a member of the Class of 2001.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Thorne, Tara [MC2001]

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JOBIT: Soboleski, Walter Peter [MC1952 RIP] on 2016-Jun-23




Walter Peter Soboleski, age 87, born to Peter and Katherine (Rober) in Queens, NY on November 1st, 1928 and passed away on June 23, 2016 in Dunwoody, GA.

He is preceded in death by loving wife Anne (McQuiggan), his parents and niece Patty Mustapich Etheredge. Walter is survived by his daughter Patricia and husband John Dawkins; son Robert and wife Deborah; daughter Jennifer Vincent and husband Robert; grand children Steven Sweum, Kelly Dawkins and brothers Jason and Bradley Soboleski; along with cherished nieces and nephews.

Walter graduated from Sewanhaka High School in Floral Park, NY, thereafter honorably servicing his country in the United States Marine Corp. Walter then pursued further education, earning his Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering at Manhattan College in 1952 and his advanced degree at Johns Hopkins University in 1957. After marriage, Walter and Anne resided in Huntington, NY and later in Mclean, VA and Basking Ridge, NJ, before finally relocating to Atlanta, GA in 1983. Walter's career included positions of increasing responsibility at Grumman, General Electric, Westinghouse, Rollins and ADT.

In retirement Walter enjoyed travel, tennis, swimming and an evening of bridge with dear friends. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family and nothing brought him more joy than to be with his grandchildren. Active in his community, Walter volunteered at St. Josephs Hospital and was a devoted parishioner of All Saints Catholic Church.

Walter will be laid to rest on Friday, July 1. Services are at 10:30am and will be held at All Saints Catholic Church, 2443 Mount Vernon Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Walter's name to Atlanta's St. Josephs Hospital.

Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on June 29, 2016


Soboleski, Walter Peter [MC1952 RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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COMMENT: Colbert, Richard J. [MC1978 RIP] remembered


RE: JOBIT Colbert, Richard J. [MC1978 RIP] on 2016-May-24

Anthony Scafuri

I will miss this man dearly with all my heart.

He treated me like a son instead of a student.

He was a rare breed and I doubt there are

Many like this man. He has a unique and compassionate spirit and was always funny.

I will always be in debt to this man for what he

Has taught me and done for me as a young

Man in High School. His legacy will always

Live on.

May he forever rest in Peace in Jesus name.

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COMMENT: Winslow, Roger G. Sr. [MC1950 RIP] was a proud Manhattan Alum


Message from Stephen Winslow,

Thanks for the condolences. My Dad was a proud Manhattan Alum. especially since he met my mom via a classmate.

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Winslow, Roger G. Sr. [MC1950 RIP]

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JLINKEDIN: Network with other alumni


Thomas McCarthy
Director of Alumni Relations at Manhattan College

Network with other alumni at an upcoming event this summer!

Jaspers, as you're making your summer plans, consider joining us for an upcoming alumni event. Our travels this take us to the Jersey Shore, Saratoga, and the Hamptons, plus we offer opportunities for golfing in the construction industry golf tournament, taking in a Yankees or Mets game, or even enjoying Shakespeare along the Hudson River.

Visit manhattan.edu/alumni for more information and to register. If you'd like to see something in your area or have an idea for an upcoming event, let us know by emailing alumni@manhattan.edu.

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JHQ: July 2016 Alumni Connection



July 2016 Alumni Connection

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JOY: Healy, Hannah [MC2009] has Morgan Elizabeth Healy


PICTURE 2016 07Jul 01 Healy

Hannah Healy with Dan Healy.
1 hr ·  
Happily welcoming Morgan Elizabeth Healy! Mom dad and baby are all doing fantastic!
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Healy, Hannah [MC????]

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Dear John,

           I believe that Hannah MAY be a member of the Class of 2009.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Healy, Hannah [MC2009]

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JOY: Kristin Elizabeth [MC????] weds



Kristin Elizabeth
1 hr ·  
Today is the day I get to marry the love of my life 😘 John Carpenter
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Kristin Elizabeth [MC????]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Nancy's Mom


Good Morning All,

I have just heard from Nancy. Her Mom was admitted in hospital last evening. Nancy was on her way to NY so she went straight to the hospital. The MDs feel she may have Gout or it can be Septic Arthritis. Awful pain and added to her recent critical back surgery, 14.5 hours, in two surgeries, Mrs. Maksomski needs the volume raised for. Please keep Nancy's Dad Dave in your prayers. He is worried and the stress has him exhausted. They both need our prayers. The MDs will be following up this morning. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JGOOGLE+: Petrone, Louis S. "Key West Lou" (MC1957) conversation Tuesday @ 9pm


Petrone, Louis S. "Key West Lou" (MC1957)


Please join me for another great conversation! Tuesday @ 9pm.

Tuesday Talk with Key West LouAlways an interesting perspective on everyday issues

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Campbell, Katie [MC????] request prayers for boyfriend



Katie Campbell 4 hrs ·

Hey, so… I don't even know where to begin as I try to write this. I stopped using Facebook for the most part because my life is a complete mess, but right now I can use all the prayers and support you guys can give...

My boyfriend, the love of my life, my partner in crime, biggest supporter and my best friend is in the ICU at st joes in a coma. He's on a ventilator because he's not getting enough oxygen breathing on his own. He has a terrible infection that could go to his heart and pneumonia as his left lung is completely filled with fluid.

I found him overdosed on our bed last night. He was unconscious and gray, not breathing, flat on his back covered in his own vomit. I started CPR and waited for the paramedics. After half an hour and two rounds of narcan they still couldn't revive him.

We can use all the prayers that you guys can give. please please, PLEASE just pray for him. Pray for us, pray that he survives this so we can fix our lives and repair all the damage we've caused along the way. It's so embarrassing and humbling to even write this, but we need all the love, prayers and help we can get right now.

Thank you.

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Campbell, Katie [MC????]

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ENDNOTE: I will defend to the death your rights


Dear CV Friend,

There is no tip toeing around this.

It’s time to be blunt.

Early Sunday morning, 49 of our fellow Americans were killed by a purportedly gay, radical Islamist, who pledged allegiance to ISIS. The killer scoped several locations for his heinous crime, including Disney World where tens of thousands of families visit every day. He ultimately committed his crime at a gay night club.  

Shamefully, in the days since the massacre, partisan ideologues have used the mass-murder to demonize Christians, gun owners, and anyone who doesn’t fully embrace the radical LGBT agenda.

...and it’s not just the ACLU.

Several of our own Bishops are engaging in this madness.

This is disgraceful. And wrong.

Every person killed in Orlando was made in the image and likeness of God. Human dignity does not stop at the doorstep of a gay night club. Each of the victims was loved by God beyond measure.

Not a single Catholic has celebrated this crime. Not one Catholic voice has called for violence against gay and lesbian people. But now, an increasing number of leaders are attempting to exploit the terrorist attack in Orlando to advance political agendas -- and they are even blaming us!

Don’t believe me? Consider just these few examples:
Bishop Robert Lynch of St. Petersburg, Florida, wrote in a national editorial: “sadly it is religion, including our own, which targets, mostly verbally, and also often breeds contempt for gays, lesbians and transgender people. Attacks today on LGBT men and women often plant the seed of contempt, then hatred, which can ultimately lead to violence.” Link.

A New York Times editorial today: “...lawmakers who have actively championed discriminatory laws and policies, and those who have quietly enabled them with votes, should force themselves to read the obituaries and look at the photos. The 49 people killed in Orlando were victims of a terrorist attack. But they also need to be remembered as casualties of a society where hate has deep roots.” Link.

Chase Strangio, a lawyer for the ACLU's LGBT & AIDS Project: “The Christian Right has introduced 200 anti-LGBT bills in the last six months and people blaming Islam for this. No. You know what is gross - your thoughts and prayers and Islamophobia after you created this anti-queer climate.” Link.

Virginia Congressman Don Beyer claimed if you oppose transgender bathrooms, you are part of the problem. “Hatred breeds hatred… we are not blameless.” he said. Link.
Did you get that? You and I are partly to blame for Orlando.

Catholics who believe in the natural institution of marriage and the intrinsic beauty and complementarity of men and women, and who desire to protect women and children from predators in public restrooms helped fuel this terrorist attack? This is outrageous.

This is nothing more than the shameless exploitation of a terrible terrorist attack to fuel hatred of anyone that believes in the time-honored institution of marriage, and traditional sexual morality.

What happened in Orlando was an act of terrorism, fueled by a radical ideology and carried out by a mad man. To suggest that faithful Catholics helped encourage this attack is beyond disgraceful.

We will not stand for it. And neither should you.

I am asking every CV member to write or call Bishop Lynch in St. Petersburg today.

Ask him to clarify his comments, which suggest that Catholic teaching on marriage and sexuality somehow “breeds contempt for gays.” Ask him to consider issuing a public clarification.


Bishop Robert Lynch
Diocese of St. Petersburg
P.O. Box 40200
St. Petersburg, FL 33743-0200
Phone: 727-344-1611
Fax: 727-345-2143
Email: communicate@dosp.org

Please do not personally attack the Bishop. He remains a shepherd of the Church. However, we must defend our rights as Catholics to follow the teachings of our Church -- and respond together to the insinuation that doing so leads to violence.

We ask you to be charitable, but firm.

Someone has to stand up.

If not us, who?

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I’m sorry but I don’t agree with the Bishop, the NY Times, or the ACLU.

LGBT is “collectivist” concept. I think their are only HUMAN rights. Everyone has that same rights.

To be left alone in peace.

I don’t have to approve their choices in lifestyle. But by the same token, I don’t need them to approve mine either.

As a little L libertarian, if we would just get back to, as Jason Stapleton phrases it, “limited government, individualism, tolerance, peace, and free markets”, then we’d see that the self-ownership principle would allows one to make their own choices and defend themselves.

I no more hate LGBTs than I do Liberals, Conservative, Democrats, or Republicans.

I may disagree vehemently with them and their choices, but I’ll defend them and their rights.

"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it" — often misattributed to Voltaire

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