JASPER JOTTINGS Week 33  - 2016 Aug 14   

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



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POSITRACTION: What happened between 500AD and1180AD?



25 JULY, 2016 - 03:36
What the world’s oldest calculator tells us about the Ancient Greeks' view of the Universe

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The mechanism has since been established as the first known astronomical calendar, a complex system which can track and predict the cycles of the solar system. Technically, it is a sophisticated mechanical “calculator” rather than a true “computer”, since it cannot be reprogrammed, but nonetheless an impressive artefact.

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So what happened in 500AD? Why didn’t it come back until 1180AD?

How much real dikw (i.e., data, information, knowledge, wisdom) has been lost forever?

And, will in the future there be another “Dark Age”?

I find an interesting corollary in the modern “survivalist” community. They can’t figure out folks in the 1700’s and 1800’s did certain things. If such “modern history” is lost, then what else has been “forgotten”?

I wonder how little we really know and understand even less.


Guess we just have to “rediscover” it the hard way.

Learning form experience is expensive when you keep making the same mistakes.

Sounds like “politics”!

Dona Nobis Pacem

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JLINKEDIN: Leboff, Jamie [MC2016] in Rockville Centre NY



Leboff, Jamie [MC2016]
Attended Manhattan College
Rockville Centre, New York

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JOBIT: Horris, James Thomas [MC1948 RIP] on 2016-Jul-31



James Horris

HORRIS, James Thomas, of Woodcliff Lake, NJ and formerly River Vale, NJ and S. Lyme CT. James (Jim) born July 1, 1924 was called to eternal life July 31, 2016, he was 92.

Born in the Bronx, NY to Irish Immigrant parents, Michael and Margaret (nee Gallagher) Horris, Jim was the second of three children. His sister Ann Mariah and his brother Joseph have pre-deceased him. Jim, first generation American, was raised in Riverdale, NY belonged to St. Margaret's Parish and attended Cardinal Hayes High School '42.

He enlisted in the Army in 1943. He was a Tech Sergeant in the 102nd Division (Ozarks) and fought in the European Theater during WWII. His unit was in France and Germany and was part of the Battle of the Bulge. He was wounded and received the Purple Heart. Also for duty, honor and courage Jim received the Bronze Star.

After returning home Jim went to Manhattan College, Class of 1948, where he earned a degree in Civil Engineering. During this time he met his future wife, Virginia Yoli, through community projects at St. Margaret's Parish. They were married in 1949 and moved to Stuyvesant Town in NYC. Jim started his career in the NY Telephone Company as an installer and 42 years later retired as Vice President and General Manager. During that time Jim worked at may different levels and offices, always taking on the challenges of a growing company and succeeding in each position. He worked at 140 W Street for several years; was a member and became the Chairman of the National Convention of the Telephone Pioneers of America. He was also the Director of the Bell System Exhibit during the 1964-65 NY World's Fair. He headed up the committees for Junior Achievement, in the Summer Jobs Program. NY Telephone Co. was one of the leading companies to help young adults attain jobs, education and training.

In 1955 Jim and Virginia moved their family out of NY to River Vale, NJ, where they belonged to Our Lady of Mercy parish. Their daughter and two sons attended the parish school. In 1969 Jim moved his family to Woodcliff Lake, Where they became actively involved in Our Lady Mother of the Church and the community.

After retirement Jim joined VFW Post 8946 in Park Ridge and also belonged to the American Legion Post #78, Englewood where he was involved in the Post supported fundraisers and activities including The Wounded Warrior Program. On one occasion Jim travelled with other veterans to Walter Reed Hospital to visit and talk to wounded soldiers returning from Afghanistan and Iraq. Jim said he was both proud and humbled by the experience of meeting these wounded veterans and their families.

Jim Horris was devout in his faith, with a special devotion to the Blessed Mother. He was a proud American, Patriot and Veteran fierce in his commitment to duty, honor and courage and to his country. He was devoted to his family, a die-hard Yankee fan, a staunch believer in the Constitution, a Republican and member of the NRA.

Jim was predeceased by his wife Virginia, they were married for 56 years. He is survived by his three children, daughter Christine M. Janicek and sons; James A. Horris and Matthew J Horris and his wife Dianna. He was Grandpa to Rebecca, Jessica, Alexa and her husband William, Brenna, Jamie and his wife Kelly, Zachary and Hannah. Also three great-grand-children, Emmy, Channing and Will.

Memorial visitation 3-6 PM on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the Robert Spearing Funeral Home, Inc., 155Funeral HomeRobert Spearing Funeral Home Inc.155 Kinderkamack RoadPark Ridge, NJ 07656(201) 391-6666Funeral Home DetailsSend Flowers

Published in The Record on Aug. 7, 2016


Horris, James Thomas [MC1948 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/northjersey/james-horris-condolences/181004272?cid=full

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

Good Morning All,
John Nason shared a word about Jim Horris. John had gotten to know Jim well and spoke highly of this good man. John also shared something that I missed. Jim was a past President of the Alumni Society. Thank you John. God Bless.
Phil Colon
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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

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MNEWS: MC ME has a Seaworthy fashion startup



Westerly man’s Seaworthy fashion startup inspired by Ralph Lauren
Christine Corrigan , The Westerly SunAugust 7, 2016 12:05AM

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WESTERLY — Nattily dressed in a bright “oriental salmon” blazer, crisp white shirt, khakis, and loafers, Ryan Quattromani represents a fashion style reminiscent of Ralph Lauren.

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As a junior at Manhattan College majoring in mechanical engineering, Quattromani said he plans to go into manufacturing in the fashion industry.

“It’s about getting into jewelry, getting into clothes, home collections — those things require engineers,” he said. “And even buttons for sport coats — that’s injection molding plastic.”

Being in college in New York affords Quattromani the opportunity to keep up with fashion trends in the city, especially Lauren’s work.

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[JR: Clearly, being entrepreneurial is the way for their generation to succeed. Bona fortuna!] 

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JUPDATE: Marks, Chelsea [MC2007] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


Dear John,

             I believe that Chelsea is a member of the Class of 2007


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

JNEWS: Marks, Chelsea [MC2007] joined WellSpan OB/GYN in Gettysburg
People in Business for Aug. 7
Staff report, The Evening Sun
11:43 a.m. EDT August 3, 2016

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COMMENT: Lodato, Ray (MC1984) thinks that the D's will end the death penalty


Ray Lodato commented on ENDNOTE: Can a Catholic vote for Clinton-Kaine?

Dear CV Friend, One of the most arresting lines in the Gospel is the …

The Democratic platform calls for the end of the death penalty, as do the U.S. Catholic bishops and the Pope. If you looked at both party's platforms and matched them with Catholic social teaching, you would come to a different conclusion than you do here.

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Lodato, Ray (MC1984) 

[JR: So during the 35 years that D’s held the House, Senate, and the White House https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_power_in_the_United_States_over_time, the death penalty was completely repealed. And what about that abortion issue?] 

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JLINKEDIN: Fitzpatrick, Michael [MC2009] Agency Attorney at NYCPD



Fitzpatrick, Michael [MC2009]
Agency Attorney at New York City Police Department
Tuckahoe, New York
Law Enforcement

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COMMENT: Toner, Mike (MC1972) begs to differ



Your endnote last week quotes "Brian", with your agreement, that a Catholic could never vote for the Clinton/Kaine ticket because of their support for personal choice in the matter of abortion.

I beg to differ.

Even the official, establishment Church would tell you that you are free to vote for these candidates - as long as you are not doing so BECAUSE of their support for personal choice. You may disagree with that position but still vote for those candidates, because, for instance, you recognize what an unmitigated disaster the other candidates would be on any number of social justice, or even national security issues.

And, in my opinion, few people are FOR abortion - they are simply for people (especially the woman whose body we are talking about) being able to make their own choice about a pregnancy - free of any government coercion. The suggestion that there be some public funding is only to insure that even the poor have access - if that is what they choose. It is very hard to understand why so many who want the government "off our backs" or "out of our lives", think that government should have a role in this most personal of decisions...

mike toner
bee '72
buffalo, ny

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Toner, Mike (MC1972)

[JR: As a little L libertarian, I think the Gooferment should be out of everything. That being said, when does a “citizen” acquire their God given rights — life, liberty, and property? Granted it’s a tough issue. The Gooferment has made a total mess out of it and especially encourage abortion as a eugenic and a way to divide the American voters. Dona Nobis Pacem] 

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JNEWS: Falcone, Joseph M. [MC1989] at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College



ABAC announces new faculty for 2016 fall term
20 hrs ago

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TIFTON — Just as the new academic year opening on Wednesday brings new faces to the student body at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, it also signals a time for new faces for classroom instruction.

Falcone will serve as professor and department head of the Department of Science. He received his B.A. in physics from Manhattan College and his Ph.D. in biophysics from SUNY Buffalo. Flanders, an associate professor of agricultural education, earned his A.S. in agriculture from ABAC before continuing his studies at the University of Georgia where he received a B.S. in agriculture, an Ed. S. and M.Ed. in agricultural education, and an Ed. D. in career, technical and agricultural education.

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Falcone, Joseph M. [MC????]

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Dear John,

               I believe that Joseph is a member of the Class of 1989.

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Falcone, Joseph M. [MC1989]

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JHQ: Desmarais, John [MC1985] & Motherway, James [MC1983] Join College’s Board of Trustees



John Desmarais ’85, James Motherway ’83 Join College’s Board of Trustees

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Desmarais, John Desmarais [MC1985]

Motherway, James [MC1983]

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COMMENT: Costello, Donald (MC1954) responds to Toner, Mike (MC1972)


Author    Donald Costello
In Response To    COMMENT: Toner, Mike (MC1972)
Submitted on    2016/08/09 at 11:58 am
Sorry Mike that is not what I was taught by the FSC at Manhattan or by any Church Doctrine issued by the Church.

In our courses at Manhattan we used “Moral Guidance” by Healey and abortion and same sex marriage was not kosher. We studied the Principle of double effect and that didn’t apply either.

We were also taught to hate the sin and love the sinner. We were taught that to commit a mortal sin three things were required: 1) Serious Matter 2) Sufficient Reflection and 3) Full consent of the will.

I at least believe we agree that abortion is a serious matter. I also believe that there are many oppressed, badly treated women, who simply didn’t have the energy for sufficient reflection and/or full consent of the will. In any event it is not for me to judge such situations. That is God’s job.

It does not help that you tell others what you think without evidence that you have the qualifications in Moral Guidance etc. to give an opinion worth addressing.

It is as bad as going out on the web and finding tidbits of data and then giving cardiologic opinion about a heart condition.

So the bottom lime Mike,” me boyo” is my advice for you is to take two humility pills a day for a week and all will be OK.

If I haven’t stated the Theologically accepted rules of the church convict me and I’ll go back to the books and study some more.

If you don’t mind I will however grieve for the 60,000,000 aborted babies that our nation has seen since the Roe wade decision and almost of many very hurt mothers and fathers. I sure hope that God does not feel mocked by our actions and get sick of us.

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Costello, Donald (MC1954)

Toner, Mike (MC1972)

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JOBIT: Howard, Edward [MC1949 RIP] on 2016-Aug-08



Edward Howard

NEW MARKET, Md. Edward Howard, 95, of New Market died on August 8, 2016, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Howard had been a Loudonville resident until his wife Carole and he moved to New Market in 2007. Mr. Howard had been principal engineer in the New York State Department of Health. Following assignments in several field offices, he was district engineer in Glens Falls for several years. After a change in law gave the Department of Health comprehensive responsibility for hospitals and nursing homes in the state, Ed was transferred to the main office in Albany. As part of a task force, he helped develop the comprehensive program to carry out the law. Mr. Howard later became director of the Bureau of Hospital engineering.

When Medicare required state inspections of hospitals and nursing homes, Ed qualified as an instructor at training courses at the University of New Hampshire and Tulane University. Later when New York required licensing of nursing home administrators, Mr. Howard was an instructor at training courses at Ithaca College and Cazenovia College.

Born in Poughkeepsie, he had a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Manhattan College and a master's degree in public health from Columbia University. Ed was a licensed professional engineer, a life member of The National Society of Professional Engineers, American Public Health Association and American Water Works Association and before retiring, a diplomat of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers.

Mr. Howard was an Army veteran of World War II serving three years, including two years in the European theater and was an artillery technical sergeant. Participating in the invasion of France, Ed landed on Omaha Beach and was awarded campaign medals for Normandy, Northern France and the Rhineland.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, the former Barbara Lent. Mr. Howard is survived by his wife, Carole of New Market; step-children Mark Olcott, DVM, and wife Molly, Kristin McGee and husband Sean, Karen Johnson and husband Mark, all of Urbana, Md., Gregory Olcott and wife Brigit of Leesburg, Va. and nine step-grandchildren; sisters, Jane Sheftie of Poughkeepsie, Marian Bon and husband Peter of Lewes, Del., Betty Thust of Millbrook, N.Y., nine nieces and nephews and 10 grandnieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 11, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 East Church St., Frederick, Md. All funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family. He will be interred in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are strongly suggested to the Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs, 27 DeGrange St., Frederick, MD 21701.

Keeney & Basford P.A. Funeral Home
106 East Church Street
Frederick, MD 21701

Published in Albany Times Union on Aug. 10, 2016


Howard, Edward [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/timesunion-albany/edward-howard-condolences/181026118?cid=full

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Dear John,

              I believe that Edward is a member of the Class of 1949.

                                    May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Howard, Edward [MC1949 RIP]

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JOBIT: Barone, Andrew "Andy" [MC1949 RIP] on 2016-Aug-08



Posted Aug. 10, 2016 at 2:00 AM
September 23, 1924 - August 8, 2016
Monroe, NY

Andrew "Andy" Barone was born in the Bronx in 1924, born to the late Mary Milani and Henry Barone. He lived a remarkable 91 years.

He served his country with courage and distinction. Andrew was a World War II Veteran and served with the 8th Air Force in England as a navigator on a B17, Flying Fortress with the 390th Bomb Group. Andrew flew six missions and although wounded in action, he recovered and returned to his bomb group and flew six more missions before the war ended in 1945. For his heroism, Andrew received the Purple Heart and the Air Medal with an Oak Leaf Cluster. Many of his World War II navigation maps can be found in the Pima Air and Space Museum in Tucson, AZ. After the war, Andrew continued his education graduating from Manhattan College in 1949 with a degree in Civil Engineering.

Andrew loved the community of Monroe. He had moved from the big city - the Bronx - to Newburgh, to New Paltz and then finally landed in Monroe in 1962 where he raised his family. Andrew was the town and village engineer and building inspector for Monroe for 22 years and retired in 1984. He also served his community as a village trustee for seven years. Those who knew "Andy" knew he was a gentleman who was always very passionate on issues of Monroe's growth, infrastructure, water and the overall impact on the community. He would often share his expertise, knowledge, ideas, opinions and leadership with the community and via many "letters to the editor" in the Times Herald Record. After retirement from Monroe, he couldn't sit still and worked for a while as a part time project engineer for Stantec Consulting and then finally ended his long career as a Project Engineer with Dufresne-Henry Consulting Engineers in Newburgh.

Andrew or "Mr. Barone" as some knew him, was also a quiet contributor to many of the construction projects for the Monroe community. As a member of the Usher Society at Sacred Heart Church he also served many years on their building and groups committee for the parish. He was also a charter member of the Rotary Club of Monroe. Andrew was also responsible for the design, supervision of construction engineering for the war memorial monument in Monroe. In May 2008, Andrew was also nominated for Orange County Citizen of the Year. Andrew was also lucky enough to participate in the Hudson Valley Honor Flight program, a remarkable group that honors our war veterans.

He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Dirikge Barone; his daughter, Nancy Barone Klahn and her husband, Jay, from Harriman, NY and their children: Nicole and Madison; his son, Andrew Barone and his wife, Robin from Newfoundland, PA and their children: Justine Barone Longland and her husband, Matt, Drew, Robert and Emily Barone; his daughter, Elaine Blazeski and her children: George Blazeski and his wife, Tori, William, and Christopher Blazeski from Nutley, NJ; and his great-grandson, Logan Barone. Andy was predeceased by his first wife, Adeline Dormi Barone and his son, Paul Barone.

His family would like to thank the wonderful nurses of Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Inc., especially the angel they sent to us, Mary Clabough, as well as the remarkable team at the Kaplan Family Hospice Residence of Newburgh.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations can be made to either the Hudson Valley Honor Flight Organization or Kaplan Family Hospice Residence.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 11th at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 117 Maple Avenue, Monroe, NY. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 12th at Sacred Heart Church, 26 Still Road, Monroe, NY. Interment will follow in Ferncliff Cemetery, Hartsdale, NY.

Arrangements are by Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home. 845-782-8185 www.ssqfuneralhome.com


Barone, Andrew "Andy" [MC1949 RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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


Good Morning All,

I ask for your prayers for the Mother of a dear young friend of Peggy and I, Steve Klein. Steve's Mom, Gail Brennan Klein, 62 years young, was called home unexpectedly this week. I can tell you she shared a twinkle in her eye and a ready smile that would make you smile. She will be missed. We pray for Steve, his Wife Jill, their Daughter Olivia, Steve's Brother, during this difficult time as they mourn their loss. Steve and Jill are very dear and closest friends to our Son and Daughter-in-Law. We pray for the repose of Gail's soul, for her Family, that they find peace in knowing that she is at rest in God's Eternal Embrace. Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Dave


Good Evening All,

We continue to pray for Dave. He is scheduled for another PET Scan this week and we pray that the news is good. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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JHQ: Alma Mater pushes "Hotel Storm"


With Labor Day just around the corner, there's no better time to get the best deals on hotels, available just for Manhattan College alumni. We've partnered with HotelStorm to offer our alumni exclusive savings on hotels for Labor Day, continuing all season long. Whether you're planning an end of summer trip overseas or traveling out-of-state to watch the leaves change with loved ones, you'll always get the best rates. Use password Jaspers to unlock savings today at HotelStorm.


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JFACEBOOK: Alcantara, Marisol [MC1994] runs in primary


Martha Elena
Miranda shared Howard Jordan's photo.
11 hrs

MC alumni, support Marisol in NY!

Friday August 12 edition a third guests besides Assemblyman Charles Barron and author Zachary Roth, Marisol Alcantara. http://bit.ly/2aWAatT

Who will replace State Senator Adriano Espaillat who in June won the Democratic congressional primary for congress? Today the Jordan Journal will interview one of the three candidates Marisol Alcantara. Alcantara is Democratic District leader in West Harlem She was born in the Dominican Republic and immigrated to the U.S. at 12 where she pursued a Bachelor’s degree in Government and Political Science from Manhattan College and went on to do graduate work in Urban Affairs at Queens College. Ms. Alcantara organized Latinos for the 2008 presidential election and worked as Campaign Manager to Elect City Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez. Marisol has also coordinated the SEIU’s Latino outreach efforts in Southern Florida. She currently works as a Union Organizer /Representative for the New York State Nurses Association and has also served as the national chapter coordinator for the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network. The other two candidates are former Councilman Robert Jackson and Micah Lasher former chief of staff of Attorney General Eric Scneiderman.

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Alcantara, Marisol [MC????]

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M. A. Fife

What about Luis Tejada?

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In reply to M. A. Fife.

I don’t understand?


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Dear Ed,

           I believe that Marisol is a member of the Class of 1994.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Alcantara, Marisol [MC1994]

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

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JOBIT: Barry, Steven James [MC1980 RIP] on 2016-Jul-17



Steven Barry, 58
Aug 12, 2016 
Obituaries, Skaneateles Press


Steven James Barry, 58, of Forest Hills, N.Y., died on Sunday, July 17, 2016, after a long battle with leukemia.

He grew up in Skaneateles and graduated from Skaneateles High School and Manhattan College, following in the footsteps of his father who graduated from Manhattan.

He was an administrative staff analyst and the deputy director of human resources for the Department of Environmental Protection in New York City for many years where he was an avid theater-goer and an active counselor for AA where he served as a counselor and mentor for 26 years.

He is survived by his mother, Mary P. Moody of Lancaster, PA, a long time resident of Skaneateles, his sister, Mary Ellen (Barry) Yates of Auburn, and three brothers, John Barry of Conifer, CO, Michael Barry of Floral Park, N.Y. and David Barry of Lancaster, PA. He is predeceased by his father, John J. Barr, who passed away in 1971.

A funeral mass celebrating his life will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 3, at St. Mary’s Lake in Skaneateles, followed by a burial in St. Mary’s cemetery. Steven was an avid animal lover, so friends who wish to may contribute to the SPCA in his memory. He was a kind and compassionate man who gave of himself generously and will be sorely missed by his many friends.


Barry, Steven James [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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Dear John,

          I believe that Steven is a member of the Class of 1980.

                  May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Barry, Steven James [MC1980 RIP]

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JOBIT: Lynch, Edward Thomas [MC1955 RIP] on 2016-Aug-11



Edward Lynch
February 5, 1933-August 11, 2016

Edward Thomas Lynch, 83, died suddenly at Duke Raleigh Hospital on August 11th. The entire Lynch family is grateful for a life well lived.

Born in New Jersey, Edward attended Manhattan College and earned his MS degree in electrical engineering at Syracuse University. He worked at IBM for 36 years.

Edward is survived by his wife Marion of 60 years; children Janet Niesel (Dave), William (Sally), Carol Burkey (Bill) and Daniel (Leslie); grandchildren Zoe, Nathan, Mary, Lucas, Justin, Victoria, Cameron, Ryan and Hannah.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society .

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday August 16th at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Raleigh.

Published in The News & Observer on Aug. 14, 2016


Lynch, Edward Thomas [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

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

                    May He Rest In Peace.


Lynch, Edward Thomas [MC1955 RIP]

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ENDNOTE: Is not suing the correct action?



The parents who didn’t sue Disney taught America a powerful lesson
By Naomi Schaefer Riley July 23, 2016 | 2:57pm

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Remember the Serenity Prayer?

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference.”

Maybe we should put it up not just in homes and churches, but over the doors of our courthouses. Because Americans seem to not know the difference anymore.

This week brought news that the parents of a senior at Leon High School in Florida are threatening to sue the school if their daughter doesn’t make the varsity cheerleading squad. The school, which was state runner up in the non-tumbling division at the National High School Cheerleading Championship last year, has a very competitive team. When the young woman, whom the district has not yet identified, fell twice during her tryouts, the coaches decided she didn’t make the cut. Which is when her parents decided it was time to consult a lawyer.

It’s not clear whether the parents have found a “right to be part of a human pyramid” in the US Constitution, but just the threat of litigation is enough to make even the most inefficient bureaucracy spring into action. And so the school district is reviewing the decision of the cheerleading judges.

Contrast the actions of the cheerleading parents with those of 2-year-old Lane Graves, the toddler who died when he was attacked by an alligator while playing next to a pond at Disney World last month. The Nebraska family announced this week that they were not going to sue Disney for this tragedy.

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How else does one correct a corporation’s bad behavior?

Sorry, but in this case, maybe they should have sued. The disappointed cheerleader is stupid!


Dona Nobis Pacem

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