JASPER JOTTINGS Week 36  - 2016 Sep 04   

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



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POSITRACTION: Neighbors Clean Up



Home Inspiring Neighbors Clean Up Vandalism Before Family Returns From Vacation
by McKinley Corbley - Aug 22, 20160

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For every mean-spirited person in the world, there’s ten kind ones to take their place.

The Phillips family in Tenino, Washington was on vacation when their neighbor Heidi Russell woke up on Saturday morning to find their house and car covered in spray painted racial slurs.

Resolving to clean up the vandalism before the Phillips returned, Heidi got the whole town to join her in painting over the graffiti.

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Of course, good people come to the forefront.

And, as special place in hell for the evil person or persons who did it.

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JOBIT: Martino, Peter V. [MC1949 RIP] on 2016-Aug-17




MARTINO-Peter V., 89.

Died on August 17, 2016 surrounded by his beloved family.

He was born on May 8, 1927 and raised in Greenwich Village; he never retired from his company, Pluribus Products. Peter served in WWII and had government contracts at work. Staunch in the Catholic faith, he attended Xavier High School & Manhattan College. He got his Masters in Industrial and Electrical Engineering at Brooklyn Polytech. He was a faithful member of The Rockaway Point Club for over 60 years. Other hobbies were fishing, hunting and doing the crossword puzzle.

Survived by his wife of 62 years, Lucretia and children, Laura Rizzotti of Providence RI, Peter and John Martino. Grandchildren: Carol, Beatrice, Robert, Christine, Sophia, Ava and Valerie. He is preceded by his daughter Carol of Palm Beach, Florida. He is laid to rest in the family plot at St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale NY.

Published in the Daily News on Aug. 28, 2016


Martino, Peter V. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/nydailynews/peter-v-martino-condolences/181210056?cid=full

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Dear John,

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

                           May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Martino, Peter V. [MC1949 RIP]

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

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JFACEBOOK: Leahy, Bill [MC????] starting anew



Bill Leahy uploaded a file. 23 hrs

Hi MC Alums...starting a new chapter in my life after 24 years at TIAA-CREF...now TIAA...my resume for your perusal...please let me know if there are any opportunities in JasperLand...


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Leahy, Bill [MC????]

[JR: Unfortunately his resume was unavailable. I’ve advised him.] 

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JFACEBOOK: Callender, Gina (MC2000) at New York Renaissance Faire



Gina Ting Callender shared New York Live's video.
7 hrs · Come see me at the Faire...running now through Oct 2!

August 25 at 3:01pm · Step back in time with a visit to the New York Renaissance Faire! Ashley Bellman finds out all the new things they have to offer this season and gets an inside look at some of the exciting activities! #NYRF #GSTQ #WhereFantasyRules #SPON WATCH:

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Callender, Gina (MC2000)

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JOBIT: Crawford, James J. [MC1953 RIP] on 2016-Aug-27



James J. Crawford
August 27, 2016

Crawford - James J., 84,  of Malverne on August 27, 2016. United States Army Veteran.  Past Grand Knight - St. Mary's-Maris Stella Knights Of Columbus Council #2228, Past Faithful Navigator Cardinal Mercier 4th degree Assembly, Former District Deputy, long-time member Ancient Order of Hibernians. Mr. Crawford was pre-deceased by his parents James (Jay) and Nora (nee Frawley) and his brother John. Beloved husband of Eileen. Loving father of Maurya Keating (James), Eileen (Lee) Crawford-McElroy (Brendan), James (Jay) and his wife Rachel, and Clare Crawford (David Lagstein). Cherished grandfather of Christine, Theresa, Robert, Kieran, Tara, Shauna, Carlos, Joseph, Eva, and Fiona. Also survived by his sister Mary Gallacher.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Manhattan College.


Crawford, James J. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

[JR: I assume that he’s a Jasper?] 

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Dear John,

             I believe that James is a member of that great Class of 1953.

                   May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. I’m sorry for loss of a classmate. ]

Crawford, James J. [MC1953 RIP]

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

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JFACEBOOK: Kranichfeld, Andrew Chowder [MC2008] has a program about overcoming


Andrew Chowder shared his post.
Yesterday at 3:41pm

Hi Manhattan college alums. This is a montage of programs featuring my children's book Karen's garden. If any of you or teachers or educators and would like me to visit your school this fall, please send me a message. My program is basically about adapting to blindness and overcoming cancer and showing how much is really possible these days through technology.


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Kranichfeld, Andrew Chowder [MC2008]

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JOBIT: Lynch, Bill [MC1984 RIP] on 2016-Jul-17 by Jeris, Joanne [MC1985]



Joanne Jeris
17 mins

2016 08Aug 29 Lynch Bill  MC1984

Today I received some sad news. One of our Manhattan College Alumni has passed away. Bill Lynch passed away from throat cancer on June 17. His remains are in the wall of the "Little Church around the Corner" on 29th Street in NYC. He has been missed by his friend from the Quad for some time but I will remember him always as a funny, witty and warmhearted. May your memory be eternal!

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[JR: No details at this time.]

Lynch, Bill [MC1984 RIP]

Jeris, Joanne [MC????]

Guestbook: None cited

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Dear John,

           I believe that Joanne is a member of he Class of 1985.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Jeris, Joanne [MC1985]

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

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JHQ: Fall 2016 Kickoff



Fall 2016 Kickoff

[JR: 25 second video of the youngsters.]

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JOBIT: Egan, Brian Michael [MC1957 RIP] on 2016-Aug-06



Brian Egan
1935 - 2016

Brian Michael Egan passed away on August 6th, 2016.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY he attended Manhattan College and later served his beloved country in the Coast Guard for four years.

He moved to Dallas, Texas, and met his wife Barbara Koller. They married, and together they raised two children. Brian and Barbara were a devoted couple for 51 years until his death in 2016.

In addition to raising a family, Brian was a manager and sales representative for Kennington Limited Ltd.

He left behind his wife Barbara Egan, their two children Michael, Patrick and his wife Jill.

He will be missed by many long time friends who will no longer receive his daily barrage of emails. A ceremony will be held on Thursday, September 1st at the Dallas Ft. Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75211. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Disabled American Veterans Charity.

Published in Dallas Morning News from Aug. 28 to Aug. 30, 2016


Egan, Brian Michael [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

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

                  May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Egan, Brian Michael [MC1957 RIP]

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

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JFOUND: Burns, Donald [MC1986] in the IDG Contributor Network



Donald Burns is an executive career coach and a resume writer. Since 2008, he has "repackaged" 1,500 executives -- including some high-profile business leaders you've probably seen on TV or in the business media. He provides these services and more through his firm, ExecutivePromotionsLLC.

His work as a resume writer is featured in books about writing resumes and has garnered 13 TORI (Toast of the Resume Industry) awards.

Burns' approach to career coaching is to encourage shy IT professionals to step into the spotlight, build their confidence and take honest credit for accomplishments. "CIOs often act timidly," he explains. "The engineering culture discourages bragging, so I do my best to convince my clients that telling the truth is not bragging."

After high school, Burns served in the U.S. Army for three years and then earned bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering from NYU Polytechnic and, later, an MBA from Manhattan College. From 1980 to 1989, he worked at Motorola, where he advanced through the company's engineering and sales management ranks.

In 1991, Burns switched his career to commercial writing and studied journalism at Columbia University. After graduating, he got a job at Samsung, where he wrote advertising copy from 1994 to 2000 while based at the company's Seoul, South Korea, headquarters.

In 2008, he added executive resumes to his commercial-writing portfolio. He credits his success with resumes to his background writing B2B advertisements.

"I've enjoyed each of my five careers with no regrets," he says. "But I do regret having wasted so much time while making each transition." His goal is to help his clients avoid those difficult career transitions: "My clients need not do that," he says. "They tell me where they want to go, and I show them the surest shortcuts to get there!"

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Donald Burns and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications Inc. or its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

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Burns, Donald [MC????]

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Dear John,

              I believe that Donald received his Masters in 1986.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Burns, Donald [MC1986]

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QUADRANGLE: The Alma Mater's new website



College Launches New Website, with Mobile Users in Mind
Posted on August 30, 2016 by Stephen D. Zubrycky

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MOBIT: Fishman, Jay, 2002 De La Salle Medal winner, died on 2016-Aug-19



August 30, 2016, Volume 63, No. 03

Jay Fishman, Penn Trustee

Penn Charter Trustee Jay Fishman, W’74, WG’74, died on August 19 at the age of 63.

Most recently, he and his wife, Randy, directed significant support to comprehensive at-home respiratory care for adult Penn Medicine patients with chronic respiratory insufficiency due to neurological, muscular, skeletal or chronic respiratory diseases, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) (See here).

Mr. Fishman was “a printer’s son from the Bronx who went on to become one of the most admired CEOs in this country but never forgot his Penn roots,” said Penn President Amy Gutmann. He was a member of Penn’s Board of Trustees over the last 11 years; he was a Charter trustee and past chair of the Audit and Compliance Committee, a past member of the Executive Committee and a member of the Development and Budget and Finance Committees. He also was an Overseer of Penn’s Graduate School of Education and Penn’s School of Veterinary Medicine as well as a member of myriad committees, including the Class of 1974 Reunion Gift Committee, the Parent Leadership Committee, the Penn Alumni Board of Directors, the Advisory Board of the Alumni Council on Admissions, the Wharton Club of Minnesota Advisory Board, the Benjamin Franklin Society Committee, the Steering Committee for the Making History Campaign and the Industry Advisory Board of the Wharton Financial Institutions Center. He was also Chairman of the Travelers/Wharton Partnership for Risk Management and Leadership, which the company established in 2010.  He shared his legendary business expertise as a speaker at the Wharton School.

A 2011 Forbes article that extolled his virtues as “Wall Street’s Honest Man” praised his extraordinarily long-term thinking when it came to business. The magazine quoted him as saying, “I don’t want to be [just] a caretaker.  I want to leave something behind that was better than what I got.” President Gutmann said, “That very premise, which made Jay so successful in the business arena, also underlies his relationship with the University. Never just a caretaker, he truly has left Penn a better place.”

He was a strong supporter of Penn’s faculty and endowed the Fishman Family President’s Distinguished Professorship in 2014. He established the Fishman Vet Endowed Scholarship for veterinary students, the Shirley and Edward Fishman Memorial Fund, which provides financial support to outstanding Wharton undergraduates, and the Rodin-Fishman Summer Research Internship program, which provides summer internships for College students. He also enthusiastically offered internship positions within his company to Penn students.  Demonstrating the importance of family in his life, he also funded a paver on the Class of 1949 Generational Bridge spanning 38th Street. It permanently joins his name with those of his parents who encouraged him to attend Penn and the two sons who followed in his footsteps.

As a dean’s list student at Wharton, he was a member of Phi Delta Epsilon, the Beta Alpha Psi accounting fraternity and the Beta Gamma Sigma business honor society. He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Wharton in 1974 and then joined the Coopers and Lybrand accounting firm as an audit supervisor. He went on to work for American Can Company and the private investment and leveraged buyout firm Goergen and Sterling. He later served as a senior executive at Shearson Lehman Brothers, Primerica Corporation, Citigroup and the Travelers Group, where he was President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. He joined The St. Paul Companies in 2001 as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.  When that insurance firm merged with the Travelers Property Casualty Corp. in 2004, Mr. Fishman went on to become Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the merged St. Paul Travelers Companies, the second-largest commercial insurance firm in the United States and the oldest business corporation in Minnesota.

He was well-known for his unwavering focus on long-term growth, even when it might have seemed to some that he was sacrificing short-term success. Under his steadfast leadership, Travelers continued to report profits throughout the country’s financial crisis and was noted for sagely avoiding the mortgage-related investments that plagued a large portion of corporate America.  A Forbes reporter wrote of him, “In an era of Wall Street excesses and irresponsible financial behavior, Fishman stood out for his decency and restraint.” He stepped down as CEO of Travelers in December 2015, but remained Chair of the Board.
As chief executive of Travelers, he also encouraged the company’s support of Penn and its initiatives. With his assistance, the Travelers/Wharton Partnership for Risk Management and Leadership Fund was established, as was the Mobile CPR Project, a pilot program to train community members in Hartford, Connecticut, in the use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and spread the understanding of CPR to low-income communities.

A member of the Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy, he was Chairman of the St. Paul Travelers Foundation and a Trustee of the Fishman Family Foundation.  His other philanthropic activities included service as Chairman of the New York City Ballet; Vice Chairman of the Corporate Fund Board of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; a board member of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Connecticut Public Broadcasting, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, the National Academy Foundation, the New York Philharmonic, the Englewood (New Jersey) Hospital and Medical Center and the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota and an advisory board member of the Jazz Foundation of America.

A highly respected leader, he was past Chairman of the American Insurance Association; a Director of Nuveen Investments, Inc., the Carlyle Group and Platinum Underwriters Holdings, Ltd.; Presiding Director of ExxonMobil Corp., and a member of the Business Roundtable, the Business Council and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Mr. Fishman received the 2011 Joseph Wharton Award for Leadership, presented by the Wharton Club of New York, and Manhattan College’s 2002 De La Salle Medal, which recognizes excellence in business and corporate leadership.

Mr. Fishman is survived by his wife, Randy; their sons Jordan, C’03 and his wife Rebecca, and Scott, C’06, WG’12 and his wife Nicki; and three grandchildren.

Contributions may be made to the Randy and Jay Fishman Program for Home Assisted Ventilation, payable to the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, c/o Kate Griffo, Penn Medicine Development & Alumni Relations, Suite 750, 3535 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19104-3309.

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

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JFACEBOOK: Tebbens, Thomas A. [MC????] looking for a project manaager



Thomas A Tebbens
1 hr

Fellow Jaspers, our company needs help we are looking for the following position. Located on eastern end of Long Island. We will train.

Project Manager

We are seeking a full time project manager whom can work with our structural steel team. Visit our website www.tebbenssteelexperience.com to find out more about us and what we do.

Candidate must have excellent verbal communication skills, clean driver’s license, experience in construction, and understanding of architectural, structural, and fabrication drawings. We offer competitive salary and a great benefit package.

***No recruiters please***
Job Type: Full-time
Required experience:•Construction: 5 years

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Tebbens, Thomas A. [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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COMMENT: Farina, John F. [MC1978 RIP] remembered


Author Maria
In Response To JOBIT: Farina, John F. [MC1978 RIP] 2016-Jun-14
Submitted on 2016/08/30 at 2:06 pm

I am with NYCPride and we worked with John for many years. He was a very caring soul that always helped with whatever he could and was one of the most reliable and hard working people we have ever worked with. We had missed him at this year’s pride and were wondering about him so thank you for posting this. Do you have any more information about his family and friends. We are planning a memorial for him and would like to have everyone there if possible.

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[JR: I don’t have any other information. Perhaps, one of the readers might and I’ll pass any along.] 

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COMMENT: Lodato, Ray (MC1984) remembers Lynch, Bill [MC1984 RIP]



Lodato, Ray (MC1984)
URL    http://raylodato.wordpress.com
In Response To    JOBIT: Lynch, Bill [MC1984 RIP] on 2016-Jul-17 by Jeris, Joanne [MC1985]
Submitted on    2016/08/29 at 10:03 pm
Very sad to hear this. Bill and I had many a rousing discussion of politics, religion, and life during our 4 years together, but I’d like to think we had a great deal of respect for one another and no small amount of affection. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him.

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JLINKEDIN: Dunbar, Daniel [MC2014] Operating Supervisor Con Ed



Dunbar, Daniel [MC2014]
Operating Supervisor; Manhattan Electric Construction
Con Edison
Greater New York City Area

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


Good Morning All,

I ask for your prayers for Bill, my Son Scott's Business Partner and friend. Yesterday, Bill took himself off to Hospital with excrutiating skull/Brain pain. We have no results yet. We pray that whatever it is, it can be treated and resolved with a minimum of worry and complications. This came on unexpectedly as Bill has had no prior problem. Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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JOBIT: McKenna, James Joseph Jr. [MC???? RIP] on 2016-Aug-30


James J. McKenna, Jr.
AGE: 82 • Belford

James Joseph McKenna, Jr., 82, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, August 30, 2016. Jim was born in Manhattan, NY to James and Dorothy (Moyland) McKenna. He attended St. John's Grammar School in the Bronx, entered the Junior Novitiate of the Christian Brothers in Barrytown, NY and completed his senior year of high school at Cardinal Hayes in the Bronx. Jim served as an Electrician's Mate with the US Navy from 1952-1956. Upon discharge, he continued to work as a licensed master electrician to put himself through Manhattan College where he studied Business Management. He had a long and successful career in the telecommunications industry.

A devoted son, husband, and father. Jim will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was a man of few words, with a sharp wit and a big heart. Jim selflessly devoted his whole life to his wife and seven children. He created a loving home where discipline, hard work, and character were instilled with love, joy, and laughter. Known to many as "The Big Guy", he inspired good behavior and respect with his presence alone. He loved to host family and friends, always ready to cook a big pancake breakfast for all. His grandchildren will always remember their "Denna" and his inexhaustible pocketful of tootsie rolls.

Surviving are his wife, Cathleen McKenna (nee Cremin); his seven children and their spouses, Michael and Kimberly McKenna, Cathleen and Joseph McCloud, Theresa and Robert Szatmary, Erin and Charles Walton, Eileen and Brian Farrell, Mary and John Bickel, and Kevin and Deborah McKenna; and his 16 grandchildren.

Jim was preceded in death by his brother, Lt. Col. Robert McKenna.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2016 from 6-9 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, September 2, 2016 at 9:30 am at the funeral home. A Funeral Liturgy will be offered Friday, September 2 at 10:30 am at St. Mary's Chapel, 26 Leonardville Rd., Middletown. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Middletown.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in James's name to Alzheimer's NJ at www.alznj.org or at Attn: Development Dept., Alzheimer's New Jersey, 400 Morris Avenue, Suite 251, Denville, NJ 07834. For more information, to send condolences or for directions, please visit www.pflegerfh.com.

Published in Asbury Park Press on Aug. 31, 2016


McKenna, James Joseph  Jr. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

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

           May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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

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JNEWS: DeCosimo, Tonia [MC1991] joins Zoosk.com as a Feature Writer



Dating Expert Tonia DeCosimo Joins Zoosk.com as a Feature Writer

2016-08Aug-31 DeCosimo

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NEW YORK - Aug. 31, 2016 - PRLog -- Tonia DeCosimo shares her personal relationship and dating experiences with a global audience as a contributor to The Date Mix, an exclusive web magazine hosted by Zoosk.com, one of the largest online dating sites in the United States.

Ms. DeCosimo offers advice for the lovelorn, dating tips and techniques, and personal glimpses into the today's singles' world. Her forthcoming book will be a memoir of her many adventures and misadventures being single after 40 and ultimately finding love.

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Tonia DeCosimo is a successful entrepreneur from Long Island, New York. She received her B.S. in Elementary Education and English from Manhattan College. For the past 25 years she has excelled in marketing, publishing and sales consulting. She has managed and built several companies, including her own. She is a member of N.A.F.E. (National Association of Female Executives). In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, travel, and spending time with family and friends.

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DeCosimo, Tonia [MC????]

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Dear John,

             I believe that Tonia is a member of the Class of 1991,


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

DeCosimo, Tonia [MC1991]

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


Good Evening All,

From Mike McEneney, we have had Dave in our prayers as he confronts his Cancer. Tomorrow, Wednesday, 8/31/16, Dave will undergo surgery to remove his Cancer. We pray that all goes well, that the MDs are able to remove the malignancy fully and that Dave's recovery is swift and complete free of complications. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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MEMAIL: 2016 Manhattan College Businessmen’s Retreat 9/16-18/16


Greetings from your Retreat Team.

The 2016 Manhattan College Businessmen’s Retreat reservation form is below. This year’s theme is:

Jesus said: “You did not choose me, but I chose you.”  John 15:16

Please RSVP now to confirm that you’ll be joining your brothers for the September retreat.

Simply fill in, tear off, and mail the registration form below.

If your circumstances allow, we ask that you enclose a deposit to reserve your spot.

Based on your feedback, another option this year is to pay by credit card; just call the retreat house at (718) 739-1229.

In any case, please let us know that you’re planning to attend. You’ll be glad that you did!

If you have any questions, contact Edward J. McEneney at (914)962-2700 (home) or (917)992-0654 (cell) or email

Ed@ManhattanCollegeRetreat.com. For information, view the retreat website: http://www.manhattancollegeretreat.com.


2016 08Aug 31 retreat form

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COMMENT: Philip W. Romano remembers Farina, John F. [MC1978 RIP]


Author    Philip W. Romano
In Response To    JOBIT: Farina, John F. [MC1978 RIP] 2016-Jun-14 | In reply to Maria.
Submitted on    2016/08/30 at 4:18 pm
John has two brothers. Frank and Tom. When I learned of Johns passing (on this website as well), I sent a letter to his house (“to The Family of John Farina” 1512 Lurting Ave, Bronx, NY 10461) offering my condolences and sharing some remembrances, assuming someone would get the mail eventually. I received an nice Email reply from Tom and just a few days ago I received a letter from Frank . You could try contacting them at this address as I did.

I don’t know that I feel comfortable sharing the brothers email and home addresses publicly on this forum, but feel free to contact me directly c/o jasper@reinke.cc. I would be happy to forward any communications to him for you.

I would surely attend any memorial service in his honor. John also worked at Zoo-Rama Inc Pet Shop at 2566 East Tremont Ave. Bronx, NY 10461 He was well loved there as well.

In case you don’t know the details, as I understand it John walked from the pet shop down the block to the RiteAid Pharmacy to check his blood pressure (I don’t know the details; perhaps he didn’t feel right). He basically walked in and collapsed of a massive heart attack and never regained consciousness. He died that day – May 25, 2016.

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JLINKEDIN: Treanor, Dallas [MC2016] Financial Consultant Empire Wealth Strategies



Treanor, Dallas [MC2016]
Financial Consultant
Empire Wealth Strategies
Bronx, New York
Financial Services


Alumni of Manhattan College, during attendance I was a full time student-athlete. Since I was in the third grade, I have been put into a team environment due to my participation on the swim team.

After all those years, you learn about yourself and how the others around you. Despite the tough coaches, early practices, mental and physical fatigue, and gatorade overdose, I kept going. I’m that person. Once I say I’ll do something, it will happen.

During the summers of college I worked as a carpenter at Concept CSI. I didn't have to go to practice like swimming …but I did have to work hard.

I’m well-versed in negotiations, planning and development, relationship management, operations, and logistics coordination and scheduling.

If you’re interested in meeting to chat, please feel free to email me.

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QUADRANGLE: Alma Mater further restricts smoking



New Smoking Policy Moves Smokers into Designated Areas
Posted on August 31, 2016 by DANIEL YNFANTE

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JFACEBOOK: Horan, Keri Lacy [MC2007] reports on a Nyack Public Schools oppty



Keri Lacy Horan
10 hrs

Fellow Jaspers, Nyack Public Schools is looking for a special ed high school math teacher for this upcoming school year. If you're interested, private message me!

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Horan, Keri Lacy [MC????]

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Dear John,

              I believe that Keri is a member of the Class of 2007.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Horan, Keri Lacy [MC2007]

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


Good Morning All,

I have some prayer requests to share with you.
Please keep Nancy Maksomski's Mom in your prayers. Her surgery, as you know, went well several weeks ago but she is still in pain and not as mobile as she would like. The pain is sometimes harsh. We pray that she continues to improve and her pain does not persist.
I ask for your prayers for the Wife of a good friend and High School Classmate of mine. Ellen is dealing with a type of Bird Disease that is very persistent and debilitating has been found to have her Breast Bone pressing upon her heart. Surgery of a delicate nature is required and her MDs down here in Delaware are looking for the proper specialist to perform the surgery as very few hospitals/Surgeons do it. The decision will be made within the next two weeks. The Cleveland Clinic may be where she will go albeit travel is difficult for her. Pleasekeep Don and Ellen in your prayers. Don was prayed for 5 months ago as he underwent Open Heart Surgery.
I ask for your prayers for for the Son of a good friend. This young man suffers from anxiety and depression and was recently hospitalized once again. Please keep him in your prayers as well as his parents, good folks all.
Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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JOBIT: Rienzo, John J. Jr. [MC1951 RIP] on 2016-Aug-29



John J. Rienzo Jr. of Reading, age 90, passed away on August 29th, 2016. John was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and uncle. He will be missed by all who knew him.

John was the beloved husband of the late Frances (Kuchenbrod) Rienzo. Devoted father of John J. Rienzo III and his wife Nancy, Gerard Rienzo and his wife Karen, the late Thomas Rienzo and his surviving wife Cathy, the late Michael Rienzo, Peter Rienzo and his late wife Joni, Maryann Ferrara and her husband Thomas, Paul Rienzo and his wife Susan, Anthony Rienzo and his wife Mary and Francis Rienzo and his wife Brenda. John was the cherished grandfather of 25 and the great grandfather to many. John was the brother of Mary Elizabeth Noll and her late husband Dean, Ignatius Rienzo and his wife Maureen, the late Aloysius Rienzo and his late wife Margaret, Gregory Rienzo and his late wife Rosalie, Francis Rienzo and his late wife Joan and Bernadette Rienzo and her companion Diane Condon of Reading, MA.

John grew up in Bayside, NY. Upon graduating from Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, John enlisted in the United States Army where he served in Germany during WWII.

Upon his Honorable Discharge in 1946, John attended and graduated from Manhattan College School of Engineering with a degree in electrical engineering.

John became a resident of Reading with his loving family in 1956.

John retired from GE in the 1980's. Tired of the retirement life style, John returned to the workforce working for RD Kimball on the Ted Williams Tunnel.

John was very active in St. Agnes Catholic Church in Reading. He played many roles including, choir, Leader of the Men's group among others.

John enjoyed camping and hiking with his family, fishing and building balsam wood model airplanes. John also enjoyed going to breakfast at the Last Corner with the men and ladies from the St. Agnes.

Funeral from the Doherty-Barile Family Funeral Home, 11 Linden St. Reading Saturday at 9:30am followed by a Funeral Mass Celebrating John's Eternal Life in St. Agnes Church, 186 Woburn St, Reading at 10:30am. Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with the Family on Friday, September 2nd from 4-8pm in the Funeral Home. Parking attendants and ramped entrance are available. Interment Charles Lawn Cemetery, Reading.

Please honor John by making donations in his memory to Saint Agnes Church 186 Woburn St, Reading, MA or by visiting http://www.stagnesreading.org/ .

For additional information please visit www.facebook.com/BarileFamilyFuneralHome


Rienzo, John J. Jr. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.tributes.com/condolences/leave_memory/103904458

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Dear John,

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

                   May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Rienzo, John J. Jr. [MC1951 RIP]

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

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays about Dave's good outcome


Good Evening All,

A thank you to each of you from Dave's Family for your prayers. Mike McEneney heard from Dave's Family. After his surgery, Dave is doing well. He handled the 6 hour surgery to remove his Cancer, he <text garbled?> a 1/4 of a mile today, is out of ICU. We pray for his continued recovery free of complication and offer a prayer of Thanks for his continued improvement. Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Lisa


Good Evening All,

John Reinke asks for our prayers for the Widow of his Manhattan Prep Classmate and Friend. Lisa Dale Hammonds is experiencing multiple health issues and as John says, " she is having a tough go and needs our prayers." We pray that her health issues are figured out and that the MDs get her on the road to recovery which will serve to give her some peace of mind as well. Please keep Lisa in your  prayers and raise the volume. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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JHQ: September Alumni Connection page



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JLINKEDIN: Mancuso, Richard [MC1992] Senior Solutions Architect at HP



Mancuso, Richard [MC1992]
Senior Solutions Architect at Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Montville, New Jersey
Information Technology and Services


Creative and results-driven expert in the sales, design and delivery of technology solutions. Extensive qualifications in all facets of technology project delivery from sales, architecture and design through implementation, training and support. Accomplished leader and project manager for large-scale network infrastructure engagements.

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MNEWS: Noisy Manhattan College students?



Bar frequented by Manhattan students to close earlier
Posted September 1, 2016
Local residents complained that this bar, popular among Manhattan College students, was making too much noise.
By Anthony Capote

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Faced with a slew of noise complaints and the risk of losing its liquor license, Riverdale City Grill has pledged to begin closing its doors a couple of hours earlier – at 2 a.m.

The bar at 3541 Riverdale Ave. has drawn criticism from local residents over the past year about the number of people, typically Manhattan College students, who pour in on a weekly basis.

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I think Alma Mater was there long before the neighbors.


Of course, maybe today’s Jaspers are louder?

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JNEWS: D’Onofrio, Joe [MC????] Director University of Chicago Press



             D'Onofrio Named Director at Chicago Distribution Center

By Claire Kirch |
Sep 02, 2016
Joe D’Onofrio will replace Don Linn as director of Chicago Distribution Center. University of Chicago Press director Garrett Kiely notified the approximately 50 academic and scholarly presses that CDC serves on Thursday, and D'Onofrio will start on Monday, September 12. Linn, who was named director of the CDC in 2012, left the organization in May.

D’Onofrio, who from 2011 until March of this year was director of supply chain operations for North America at Henry Schein, a global distributor of health care products and veterinarian supplies, has deep ties to the publishing industry. He was employed in various capacities at Simon & Schuster for 25 years, beginning in 1986 as director of corporate cost and inventory accounting, and culminating as senior v-p of supply chain operations, a position he held for eight years, from 2003-2011.

During his long tenure at S&S, D’Onofrio also served as general manager for Pocket Books for two years, and general manager for S&S Children’s Publishing Division for almost six years. He left S&S in 2011 after a reorganization of the house's operations and finance group.

In his email to CDC client-publishers announcing D’Onofrio’s appointment, Kiely said that among his accomplishments at S&S "were the reconfiguration of their fulfillment centers and the development and implementation of a master plan to upgrade and modernize the warehouse systems and infrastructure that resulted in increased storage capacity, improved shipping throughput, and gains in labor productivity."

D’Onofrio has been a member of the Book Industry Study Group board of directors and served on a number of BISG core committees, including supply chain EDI and the distribution executive interest group. He also served as chair of the Association of American Publishers’ committee on standards and best practices for affidavit returns.

“He has a deep and pragmatic understanding of both the book supply chain and the best practices and operations of the global supply chain network,” Kiely added in his email. And, speaking to PW, Kiley added that D'Onofrio has "a great deal of experience in all aspects of publishing, distribution, and supply chain management."

D’Onofrio, a long-time resident of the New York City metro area, who holds a B.S. in accounting and marketing from Manhattan College, is relocating to Chicago this month.

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ENDNOTE: An old, white bigot disconnects from his alma mater



Alumni Strike: Fed up with political correctness alumni across the country aren’t giving anymore
By Nick Sorrentino on August 14, 2016

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(From AEI)

Scott MacConnell cherishes the memory of his years at Amherst College, where he discovered his future métier as a theatrical designer. But protests on campus over cultural and racial sensitivities last year soured his feelings. Now Mr. MacConnell, who graduated in 1960, is expressing his discontent through his wallet. In June, he cut the college out of his will. “As an alumnus of the college, I feel that I have been lied to, patronized and basically dismissed as an old, white bigot who is insensitive to the needs and feelings of the current college community,” Mr. MacConnell, 77, wrote in a letter to the college’s alumni fund in December, when he first warned that he was reducing his support to the college to a token $5 …

… Alumni from a range of generations say they are baffled by today’s college culture. Among their laments: Students are too wrapped up in racial and identity politics. They are allowed to take too many frivolous courses. They have repudiated the heroes and traditions of the past by judging them by today’s standards rather than in the context of their times. Fraternities are being unfairly maligned, and men are being demonized by sexual assault investigations. And university administrations have been too meek in addressing protesters whose messages have seemed to fly in the face of free speech.

Scott C. Johnston, who graduated from Yale in 1982, said he was on campus last fall when activists tried to shut down a free speech conference, “because apparently they missed irony class that day.” He recalled the Yale student who was videotaped screaming at a professor, Nicholas Christakis, that he had failed “to create a place of comfort and home” for students in his capacity as the head of a residential college.

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Yes, perhaps that will get these “schools” attention.

Do we really need them any more?

It seems like homeschoolers and the internet are taking their place.

See who wins the various “bees”.

And where is the “good work” on human progress being done?


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