JASPER JOTTINGS Week 46  - 2016 Nov 13

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



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POSITRACTION: Tiny House Village



First Detroit Tiny House Village Lets Tenants Rent to Own
by McKinley Corbley - Oct 20, 2016

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There are already tiny house neighborhoods popping up around the United States to house the homeless – but this Detroit initiative will be the first where its residents can rent to own.

The nonprofit organization Cass Community Social Services is building 25 single-family homes from 250 to 400 square feet. Each $40,000 architectural design is unique to itself – no two finished products look the same.

Each building will be rented to a tenant for one third of their monthly income under a year-long lease. After three years of renewing leases, they have the ability to sign a four-year land contract under which they pay off those collected years. By the end of the total seven years paying rent, they will have essentially bought themselves a house to own.

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Half of the tenants are expected to be homeless, with the other half comprising of seniors and college students – and since all the homeowners will be able to decide who moves into the neighborhood in the future, the community’s atmosphere is one of cooperation and support.

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I was all on board — not that that matters much — until “all the homeowners decide who moves in”.

Sounds like “communism” but a better idea than living of the streets in poverty and tumult.

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JOBIT: Cleary, John V. Jr. [MC1954 RIP] on 2016-Oct-27



John V. CLEARY Jr.

John V. Cleary, Jr., who served from 1983 to 1993, as President and Chief Executive of Green Mountain Power (GMP) in Vermont before his retirement, died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Florida on October 27, 2016, with his family present. He was 88 years old.

Mr. Cleary came to Vermont to join GMP in 1977 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, after a 23-year career at Consolidated Edison in New York City. Before leaving Con Edison, Mr. Cleary had advanced to Vice President responsible for the Staten Island and Brooklyn Divisions. Mr. Cleary and his family left the New York City area and one of the largest investor-owned electric utilities in the nation for GMP, one of the smallest. When asked to describe the difference in working for a large utility serving millions of customers to leading GMP with less than 100,000 customers his answer was always the same: "There is no difference except that the number of zeroes are fewer." As CEO of GMP, Mr. Cleary is credited with restoring customer and financial confidence in the state's then second largest utility. By the time of Mr. Cleary's retirement GMP's customer approval rating had improved from 36 to 90 percent and the company had the lowest electric rates of any investor-owned utility in New England. Mr. Cleary also initiated a focus on environmental stewardship in hydroelectric power generation that continues strongly today, more than 23 years after his retirement.

Mr. Cleary was born June 14, 1928 in Bronx, NY. He was graduated from Manhattan College with a degree in Civil Engineering, and pursued graduate studies at NYU in Nuclear Engineering. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea in 1951. The Atomic Energy Commission licensed Mr. Cleary to operate the nation's first commercial nuclear power plant, and he took a temporary assignment with the U. S. Navy nuclear program to support its test reactors.

Later in his career, Mr. Cleary was active in electric industry boards and committees, including Chair of the New England Electric Council, and the Research Advisory Committee of the Electric Power Research Institute. After his retirement, Mr. Cleary divided his time between Boynton Beach, FL, and Charlotte, VT, where he pursued his life-long passion for the game of golf. He served as President of the Quail Ridge Country Club in Florida, and was a member of the Burlington Country Club, North Country Sportsman Club, and Underhill Gun Club in Vermont; and the Ocean Club of Florida.

Mr. Cleary is survived by his wife of 60 years, Ann E. Farley Cleary, as well as their five children: John V. Cleary III, and his spouse, Shelia; Eileen A. Stroupe and her spouse, David; Patricia M. Rachlin and her spouse, Paul; Karen A. DeWitt and her spouse, Scott, and Mary Ellen Newcomer and her spouse, Christopher, and 16 grandchildren. He is predeceased by his parents John V. and Lillian Cleary, and his brother Thomas J. Cleary.

A funeral Mass is scheduled for Saturday, November 12 at 11:00AM at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Charlotte, VT, with burial immediately afterwards. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (www.jdrf.org) or Promise in Brevard (www.promiseinbrevard.com/donate).To express condolences and/or make donations: Visit PalmBeachPost.com/obituaries

Published in The Palm Beach Post from Nov. 6 to Nov. 7, 2016


Cleary, John V. Jr. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

           I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1954.

                May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Cleary, John V. Jr. [MC1954 RIP]

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JOBIT: Mullen, Edward D. [MC1960 RIP] on 2016-Nov-02



Edward D. Mullen
February 26, 1938 - November 2, 2016   
Boca Raton, Florida

Edward was born on February 26, 1938 and passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2016.

Edward was a resident of Boca Raton, Florida at the time of his passing.

He was a graduate of Manhattan College with a BS in chemistry and NYU Graduate School of Engineering with a MS in Environmental Science.

He was married to Eileen.

Visitation will be held on Sunday November 6 2016 from 1 to 5 PM at Glick Funeral Home. A Mass will be held on Monday November 7 2016 at 10:30 AM at St Jude Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to the Salvation Army.


Mullen, Edward D. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

              I believe that Edward is a member of the Class of 1960.

                   May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Mullen, Edward D. [MC1960 RIP]

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JOBIT: Perry, Br. James [MCxfaculty RIP] on 2016-Nov-02



Brother James Perry
1940 - 2016
AGE: 94 • Lincroft

Brother James Perry, F.S.C., 94, of Lincroft died November 2, 2016 at De La Salle Hall, Lincroft. Brother James was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and received the Holy Habit of the Christian Brothers on September 7, 1940.

Brother James' assignments included St. Peter's Junior High School, Staten Island, N.Y., La Salle Military Academy, Oakdale, N.Y., Bradley High School, Manchester, N.H., Lincoln Hall, Lincolndale, N.Y., St. Joseph High School, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft, Manhattan College, Bronx, N.Y., Notre Dame High School, Dira Dawn, Ethiopia, La Salle Academy Community, St. Pius Seminary, Musoma, Tanzania, sub-director of the Brother's Novitate, Skaneateles, N.Y., Christian Brothers Academy, Syracuse, N.Y., and a staff member at De la Salle Hall, Lincroft. Brother James had been in residence at De La Salle Hall since 2009.

The viewing will be held at De La Salle Hall, 810 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at De La Salle Hall at 11:30 a.m. Memorial donations to De La Salle Nursing Development would be appreciated. Higgins Memorial Home, Freehold is in charge of arrangements.

Published in Asbury Park Press on Nov. 6, 2016


Perry, Br. James [MCxfaculty RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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

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JOBIT: Polestak, Walter J. [MC???? RIP] on 2016-Oct-30




Mass is on Friday for chemist and patent holder

Dr. Walter J. Polestak, 90, passed away peacefully at his home in Convent Station, N.J., on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church, 234 Southern Blvd, in Chatham Twp., N.J.

Walt was born in New York City and attended Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the Navy, where he served in the Western Pacific. Following his service, he received his undergraduate degree from Manhattan College in New York City. He then attended Texas A&M University where he received a master's degree in physical chemistry, and then continued his education at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received his doctorate in 1959.

Walt was an emeritus member of the American Chemical Society, and a member of Sigma Xi, an honorary chemistry organization. Throughout his career as a physical chemist, Dr. Polestak was responsible for nine chemical patents and others still pending.

Walt and Mac, his beloved wife, raised their family in Summit, N.J., before moving to Convent Station three years ago. "Doc," as he was known to his grandchildren, was an avid reader, tennis player, and paddle tennis player, and enjoyed swimming. He was a member of the Summit Tennis Club and Noe Pond Club.

Surviving are his loving wife of 57 years, Mary Ann (Mac); three grateful and devoted children, Andrea P. Bredahl and her husband, Steven, of Chatham, N.J.; Elizabeth P. Schmitz and her husband, Alan, of Madison, N.J.; and Stephen W. Polestak and his wife, Jami, of Arlington, Va.; and eight special grandchildren, Elizabeth, A.J., Christopher, Ryan, Mac, Austin, Walker and Carsten.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Walt may be made to the St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center, 575 Woodland Rd., Madison, N.J. 07940. To send condolences to the family, visit bradleyfuneralhomes.com.

Published in Star-Ledger on Nov. 6, 2016


Polestak, Walter J. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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JNEWS: Scarano, Sr. Peggy A. [MC1974] honored by STAC



Bulletin Board
STAC Honored John and Donna Azarian and Sr. Peggy Scarano, O.P. at its Annual Tribute Dinner
By STAC News (Open Post) - November 5, 2016 8:33 pm ET

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Sister Peggy has been a Dominican Sister of Sparkill for 52 years, and is a Regional Representative for SOAR! (Support Our Aging Religious), a national organization whose mission is to “raise and provide funds for Catholic religious congregations of women and men to meet the immediate needs of their retired and infirm members.” Previously, she was the Director of Development for the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill (NY) and is a member of the Board of Trustees of St. Thomas Aquinas College. The Founders Award recognizes Sister Peggy’s tireless dedication to the ideals and values of the College’s founders, the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill. She is recognized as an exemplar of the College’s motto, “Enlighten the mind through truth.”

“Our honorees are exemplary role models in their careers and community, and the College is pleased to recognize and honor such outstanding individuals,” comments Dr. Fitzpatrick. “They are long-time supporters of St. Thomas Aquinas College and our students and alumni are the beneficiaries of their involvement with the institution.”

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More About Sister Peggy A. Scarano, O.P., B.S., M.S.

Sister Peggy was born and raised in the Morris Park section of The Bronx, NY. She is a graduate of Our Lady of Solace Grade School and St. Helena High School. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Education degree from St. Thomas Aquinas College, a Master of Science in Special Education from Manhattan College and a NYS certificate in Educational Administration from Fordham University.

In 1964, Sister Peggy entered the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill congregation. She began her career as a first grade teacher, special education (reading) teacher, and as a principal of a Catholic elementary school. Since leaving full time teaching in 1986, Sister Peggy has been involved in the ministry of fund-raising, first for another Dominican congregation of women and then as the Director of Development for her own congregation. Sister Peggy has been an active member of the National Catholic Development Conference, serving on several of its board committees, teaching in their Fundamentals and More Program, and presenting both locally and nationally on varying fund-raising topics, as well as mentoring professionals new to the ministry of development.

Sr. Peggy has served on several committees for the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill. She has recently been reappointed to the Leviticus Fund’s Board of Directors and serves as the chairperson of their Development Committee. She is president of the Board of Directors for Mustard Seed Migrant Ministry, a non-profit in Orange County, NY that responds to the needs of the Latino/Mexican farm-working community. During the past 30 years, Sister has been actively involved in the Rockland Development Council, Inc. She was instrumental in bringing the “Leave a Legacy” program to Rockland County (NY).

Sister Peggy has received several recognitions including: Outstanding Graduate from Our Lady of Solace Grade School, Bronx, NY, the Distinguished Service Award from the National Catholic Development Conference, and a Life-Time Achievement Award from the Rockland Development Council. An award named in her honor is presented annually at the Philanthropy Day celebration in Rockland County. She was inducted into the St. Thomas Aquinas College Alumni Hall of Fame in 2006.

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Scarano, Sr. Peggy A. [MC????]

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Dear John,

            I believe that Sister is a member of the Class of 1974.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Scarano, Sr. Peggy A. [MC1974]

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JLINKEDIN: Thompson, Daniel [MC2016] Manager at Land Plans



Thompson, Daniel [MC2016]
Manager at Land Plans
Astoria, New York

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) shares "Our Catholic Hierarchy has said little or nothing ... ..."


Good Afternoon All,

I am sharing this message with you for reasons you may or may not agree with and you may have opinions that are very different. That ability to do so is one of the many joys and Blessings of being an American protected by our Veterans and Law Enforcement throughout our lifetime. If I offend anyone, my apologies in advance and I assure you I am not sending this to offend but out of concern. You may wish to share it or not.
Our Catholic Hierarchy has said little or nothing during this incredible debate and the threats inherent to our Faith, our beliefs, our values and our Freedoms. Catholics, Christians and our Jewish brethren are indeed under attack. Why the silence from our Leadership?
This message in this Video is a little lengthy but so poignant and factual, that it merits, in my opinion, our attention. Thank God that someone had the courage to put it forth. I hope it helps you focus. Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon

Sent from AOL Mobile Mail

From: AFA ActionAlert [actionalert@afasv.net]
Sent: Thursday, November 03, 2016 6:09 PM
To: Colon, Philip
Subject: A critical message to American Christians about the presidential election

[A Personal Note from Tim Wildmon - AFA President] <http://sv.afasv.net/t/ecdbb-RjQAIEbUUtEGoaBFFEbDHTJ7aaaa0GQtBMBXNMza?r=A570616x4x518380-3&h=mkfofs@Zrirk_oek.Zrj&o=Y&0=>

A critical message to American Christians about the presidential election

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Dear Philip J.,

This video<http://sv.afasv.net/t/ecdbb-RjQAIEbUUtEGoaBFFEbDHTJ7aaaa0GQtBMBXNMza?r=A570616x4x518380-3&h=mkfofs@Zrirk_oek.Zrj&o=Z&0=> has gotten more positive reaction from AFR listeners and AFA supporters than anything we've seen in a long time.

It is an inspirational sermon, preached by Rev. Tommy Nelson, pastor of Denton Bible Church, in Denton, Texas, on October 23, 2016. It is titled, "Continental Divide," and it addresses many of the questions that people have regarding Christians and politics - and especially this election.

Please watch this video<http://sv.afasv.net/t/ecdbb-RjQAIEbUUtEGoaBFFEbDHTJ7aaaa0GQtBMBXNMza?r=A570616x4x518380-3&h=mkfofs@Zrirk_oek.Zrj&o=a&0=> and pass it along to friends and family.

Thank you,

Tim Wildmon, President
American Family Association
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[JR: As readers may remember, I, wearing my tin foil hat, attribute the silence to the “King” (i.e., Gooferment) being silent on the many priestly pedophila scandals. Quid pro quo. Disgraceful on so many levels.] 
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Here’s the Pope taking what I’d say is a slam at Trump.
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JNEWS: Schnurr, Jeremy [MC1978] seeks NT attorney seat



 Alexander, Schnurr vie for NT attorney seat
    By Mia Summerson mia.summerson@niagara-gazette.com  Nov 6, 2016

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The 1981 Cornell University graduate is originally from the Rochester area, but moved to North Tonawanda in 1993, following a five-year stint in Buffalo. He completed his undergraduate degree cum laude at Manhattan College in the Bronx. Schnurr is a single father of two teenaged children, a 15-year-old son and a 14-year-old daughter, both of whom attend North Tonawanda High School.

Schnurr has held a number of positions practicing "pretty much every area of law," including contracts, appeals, real estate, criminal, traffic, family law and personal injury. Today he manages a private practice, focusing on workers compensation cases, out of Buffalo's Ellicott Square Building. He said he's been active in Niagara County Democratic politics for the last six to seven years.

"I think (North Tonawanda city attorney) is a position that requires experience and judgement and I think I have both of those," Schnurr said. "I think that residents of the city, citizens, homeowners, rents, etc., would all benefit from that experience. It's a good thing for the city."

Schnurr is a long-time member of the Lions Club, and was even involved in revitalizing the club in the Tonawandas under the moniker of "The Reborn Lions Club," after the members of the original club aged out. When his son was young, Schnurr was also active in the local cub scouts.

If elected, Schnurr said he would also focus on a push to bring the city code up to date, cleaning up outdated statutes before the cause problems rather than waiting for someone to complain. He mentioned a political advertising code that caused a stir at a common council meeting in June. He is running with Democratic endorsement.

He also said that another area of code enforcement that needs some attention are laws that have to do with rental properties. He said the city needs to do something to make some of its less attractive properties "more livable."

"While it is a paid position, the hours I'd be putting in would be much more than the pay," he said. "And I don't mind that."

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Schnurr, Jeremy [MC????]

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Dear John,

             I believe that Jeremy is a member of the Class of 1978.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Schnurr, Jeremy [MC1978]

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JNEWS: Walker, Gary E. [MC1980] Joins Peapack-Gladstone Bank



Gary E. Walker, JD, LL.M, CFP Joins Peapack-Gladstone Bank[Marketwired]MarketwiredNov 7, 2016, 3:57 PM

BEDMINSTER, NJ--(Marketwired - Nov 7, 2016) - Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:PGC) and Peapack-Gladstone Bank announce the appointment of Gary Walker, Senior Managing Director, Wealth Private Banker for the wealth management division of Peapack-Gladstone Bank. Operating out of the Bank's Morristown location, Mr. Walker is a lead point of contact for the Bank's new and existing individual client relationships in the development and coordination of comprehensive wealth management plans, offering the Bank's full array of customized, private banking services. In working with individuals and family relationships, he is responsible for implementing and monitoring comprehensive estate, tax and financial planning while providing the Bank's one-touch client service.

Mr. Walker has over 32 years of experience in both the financial services and legal arenas. Before joining Peapack-Gladstone Bank, he served as Vice President, Relationship Manager at Glenmede Trust Company, N.A. As the senior wealth advisor for their Morristown and Princeton, New Jersey offices, he worked with clients and their outside advisors on estate, tax and financial planning solutions for their most complex family relationships. Prior to that he served as an attorney in the private law sector, most recently as a Partner at Herold and Haines, P.A., specializing in estate and tax planning as well as trust and estate litigation and administration. Mr. Walker's former experience also includes service with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as a Special Agent.

A resident of Bernardsville, New Jersey, Mr. Walker holds a B.S. in Accounting, Summa Cum Laude from Manhattan College, a JD, Cum Laude from Boston College Law School, a Masters of Law in Taxation (LL.M) from New York University School of Law and has earned the Certified Financial Planner® designation. Gary has served as Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Mid-Jersey Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society; Member, Board of Trustees of the Somerset Hills YMCA; Member, Board of Trustees of the Somerset Hills Handicapped Riding Center; and President of the Greater Middlesex/Somerset Estate Planning Council. He is currently a Member, Board of Trustees of the Estate Planning Council of Northern New Jersey and a Member, Bergen County Estate Planning Council.

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Walker, Gary E. [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Walker, Gary E. [MC1980]

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JFACEBOOK: Straccia, Leonard [MC1989] has an opportunity


Leonard D. Strocchia
1 hr
Seeking to employ a Manhattan grad, Civil or Mechanical, for an entry level engineer to work full time in Bridgeport, CT for my steel construction company. Any interest? Email lenny@strocchia.com
Visit Yankee Metals.
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Dear John,

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

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Straccia, Leonard [MC1989]

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JOBIT: Blank, Raymond H. [MC1937 RIP] on 2016-Nov-07



Raymond Blank

Raymond H. Blank, 100, of Pomperaug Woods, died Monday, November 7, in Waterbury Hospital.

He was the husband of the late Anne M. Blank, to whom he was married for 68 years.

Mr. Blank was born January 1, 1916, in Manhattan, NY, son of the late Isadore and Barbara (Faeth) Blank. He received his bachelor's degree from Manhattan College in 1937 and was a US Army veteran of World War II. He was a CPA who worked as head of statistical research in the tax department of Exxon for 29 years.

After retirement from Exxon, he became a test corrector for the CPA Exams and commuted into Manhattan for 15 years. He later moved to Heritage Village in Southbury and became a communicant of Sacred Heart Church. He enjoyed traveling, wintered in Florida, and spent many years playing golf at the Heritage Village Golf Club. His fall weekends were filled with NY Giants football games and Boston College football games, sometimes both in one weekend. He was a truly devoted fan of the sports of football and golf.

He then moved to Pomperaug Woods in Southbury where he enjoyed playing cards and visiting with friends. He continued to travel till he was 99!

He was predeceased by his daughter Theresa Blank; and granddaughter, Lauren Blank. He leaves three sons, Charles Blank and his wife Joan, of Chino Hills, CA, Raymond Blank Jr. and his wife Carol, of Poinciana, FL, and Stephen Blank and his wife Barbara, of Danbury, CT; three daughters, Rosemary Marinaccio and her husband Raymond, of Thornwood, NY, Marion Cooper of Woodbury, CT and Janet Wilkins and her husband Jack, of Selkirk, NY; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, Nov. 10 at 11:00 a.m. in St. John's Cemetery, Middle Village, NY. No calling hours. A memorial Mass to celebrate his life will be held in the spring. Arrangements by Carpino Funeral Home, Southbury.

Carping Funeral Home Inc 750 Main St S Southbury, CT 06488(203) 264-1991

Published in News Times on Nov. 9, 2016


Blank, Raymond H. [MC1937 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/newstimes/raymond-blank-condolences/182410526?cid=full

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

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JNEWS: Min, Maung K. [MC1992] Director Penn State Lehigh Valley



Meet Maung K. Min
Penn State Lehigh Valley welcomes a new director of business programs
November 8, 2016

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Maung K. Min’s road to Penn State Lehigh Valley has been impressive and varied. Min, worked at engineering firms, spent time as a consultant traveling the world and served as a corporate director for a Fortune 500 company.

Now, he is the director of business programs at Penn State Lehigh Valley, which includes the newly added project and supply chain management bachelor’s degree.

“Very simply, supply chain management deals with the flow of goods and services. If you are interested in understanding the management and planning of turning raw materials into final product and the coordinating that is involved in this process then project and supply chain is for you,” said Min. “What makes this program so attractive is it provides a broad educational foundation that can lead to further specialization in the future, such as in logistics or in procurement.”

Both Min’s academic record and his applied record in wide-ranging topics from sustainability to supply chain management give him a unique understanding of what students need to be successful both in the classroom and upon graduation.

“We are happy to have Dr. Min join Penn State Lehigh Valley. He is a well-rounded person who has a great depth of knowledge about business and about the world in general due to his tremendous international experience. He wants our students to gain a broader understanding of the global impact of their work,” said Kenneth Thigpen, director of academic affairs at Penn State Lehigh Valley.

After spending 10 years in chemical engineering at various engineering companies, Min earned his master of science in chemical engineering at Manhattan College. Later, he completed his master of business administration in international business from Baruch College.

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Min, Maung K. [MC????]

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Dear John,

              I believe that Maung is a member of the Class of 1992.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Min, Maung K. [MC1992]

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


Good Evening All,

From Pete Gunston (John Reinke's great Friend who has been in our prayers from time to time) and Pete Gunston, our prayers are requested for Bonnie Gunston. I have shared John's Email below regarding Bonnie in Hospital and not doing well. Please raise the volume for Bonnie for quick improvement and complete recovery free of complications. Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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Here's Pete's latest report:
4pm update our girl still cannot keep food down living on liquids for now kidneys slight improvement but not out of woods. Sugars running between 152and 250 which is good for now. She is sleeping a lot when they are not working on her which is a lot. Unless something pops tonight next update tomorrow after dr come by.
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Good Evening All,

John Reinke/Pete Gunston have shared an update on Bonnie Gunston who has been in our prayers. Some good news to share.

5pm update Dr s just saw her; they are happy with her progress they have put her on her own pump. they will monitor for another 24 hours. If all goes well they will release her tomorrow. Next update tomorrow when Dr sees her. Here's hoping she has a good night. Until tomorrow.

Please keep Bonnie in your prayers. Thank you Pete and John. Thank you all. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JOBIT: Rocca, Joseph Amedeo [MC1977 RIP] on 2016-Nov-08




ROCCA--Joseph Amedeo,

born March 22, 1955, died November 8, 2016 after a long illness.

Mr. Rocca was a graduate of Mt. Carmel, Mt. St. Michael and Manhattan College. (B.S. Accounting).

Survived by his wife, Eileen Breslin Rocca and their three children, Andrew Amedeo Rocca, Adriana Eileen Rocca and Stephanie Elizabeth Rocca. Also survived by his mother, Mary Laneri Rocca and his brother Angelo Rocca.

Services to take place at the New Hyde Park Funeral Home, Mass on Saturday at Notre Dame Church, 9:15am. www.NHPFH.com (516) 352-8989.

New Hyde Park Funeral Home Inc 506 Lakeville Rd New Hyde Park, NY 11040 (516) 352-8989

Published in The New York Times on Nov. 10, 2016


Rocca, Joseph Amedeo [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/nytimes/joseph-rocca-condolences/182438566?cid=full

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

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Dear John,

            I believed that Joseph is a member of the Class of 1977.
                     May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Rocca, Joseph Amedeo [MC1977 RIP]

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JOBIT: De Minco, Anthony P. 'Tony' [MC1970 RIP] on 2016-Sep-30



Anthony P. (Tony) De Minco
1922 - 2016

NEW HARTFORD- Anthony P. De Minco (Tony), 94, formerly of Stokes-Lee Center Road and later of Preswick Glen, New Hartford, passed on to his greater glory, after a short illness, on September 30, 2016.

Tony was a native of Yonkers, NY, and the son of Anthony and Rose De Minco. An alumnus of Manhattan College, he also attended NYU for a degree in Electrical Engineering.

On April 3, 1948, he married his talented and beautiful wife, Leda, the union of which lasted for over 60 years. (Leda passed in 2008.)

Prior to his marriage, Tony served in the US Signal Corps and saw duty in the Pacific in the China/Burma/India theater.

He, Leda and an infant son moved to Rome, NY, with the Watson Labs, which became the Rome Air Development Center (RADC) in late 1950. During his tenure, he authored and presented many technical papers related to Data Displays, Radiation Hazards and Computer Technologies. He retired from RADC as a Supervisory Electronic Engineer in 1977.

He was always civic minded, volunteering hundreds of hours to activities spanning the Town of Lee Zoning Board of Appeals, assisting in the implementation of the Lee Water District, serving on the Board of Directors as Treasurer and Chairman for the Rome Chapter of the American Red Cross, among many other activities. He humbly served as a communicant of St. Joseph's Church as an usher for over 50 years as well as a Senior Trustee for over 35 years.

He was a senior member of the I.E.E.E., life member of the Rome Historical Society, a trustee and member of the Rome Academy of Sciences, and active with the judging of the Rome Science Fair. He served untiringly, supporting the belief that "one must give something back to life, not only take".

Surviving are his three sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Lynne, of West Friendship, MD, Stephen and Carole, of Darnestown, MD, and Chris and partner, Vickie, as well as former wife, Marcia, of the Rochester area; six beloved grandchildren (Gregory, Jennifer, Stephen, Kristen, Jessica and Lauren); as well as two great-grandchildren (Lila and Drew).

As an avid traveler, Tony seeks one more venture, to be accepted and pass through the Pearly Gates, so he may rekindle his association with his many relatives and friends who have gone before him.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on November 12 at 11:00 AM at St. Joseph's Church, Lee Center, followed by interment at Evergreen Cemetery in Stokes.

Contributions in Tony's memory can be made to the American Red Cross, Rome Chapter, 303 West Liberty Street, Rome NY 13440 or to St. Joseph's Church Building Fund, 5748 Stokes Lee Center Road, Lee Center, NY 13363.You may send a message of sympathy at www.nunnandharper.com.

Published in The Observer-Dispatch on Nov. 10, 2016


De Minco, Anthony P. 'Tony' [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

              I believe that Anthony is a member of the Class of 1970.

                  May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

De Minco, Anthony P. 'Tony' [MC1970 RIP]

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JFACEBOOK: Buhlnger, Helen Jablonski McLaughlin [MC1983] solicits for her Kidney Walk effort


Helen Jablonski McLaughlin Buhlnger

November 8 at 10:59pm
This Sunday I am walking to support life, hope and awareness. Please consider making a donation to support fellow Jaspers of '72 and '83 --the Jablonski Family Celebration of Life. Thank You!!

Support Helen Jablonski McLaughlin-Buhlinger and Kidney Walk
I'm helping Helen Jablonski McLaughlin-Buhlinger raise awareness and funds for lifesaving programs…

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JFACEBOOK: DeSean HooShing disgusted by a student action



2016 11Nov 10 jasper rioter


[facebook url="https://www.facebook.com/dhooshing55/videos/10207698550006238/" /]
So as a person of color, a Manhattan College alum, and a Democrat, i just want to say we must conduct ourselves in a respectful manner. As a person of color to see this kid out there protesting around this fire with a red bandana around his face makes me scared. In a time where lately people have been getting shot and mistreated by the few bad cops out there do not give yourself the opportunity to be the next victim or be arrested. As a Manhattan college Alum this man is now representing us on live television and its not how i want to be represented as a vandal delinquent or rebel. I want you to protest its your right but get a few of your fellow students together and students from other colleges together protest in a peaceful way that says college students don't agree not college students will burn the town down. As democrat i see a lot of anger out here. Anger can be very destructive but if channeled the right way it can be a positive tool get get justice and to get things done right. Im just saying to all to be mindful of your actions and be safe in a time of civil unrest.

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JHQ: Alma Mater gathers to "engage in constructive dialogue regarding the election’s impact"



THU 8:03PM
Have you seen THIS?


The College posted on Facebook "Over the next week, Manhattan College will host events for students, faculty and staff to provide opportunities for the entire community to engage in constructive dialogue regarding the election’s impact and how we move forward."

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[JR: Sounds odd. Did they do this after BHO’s election in 2008 and 2012?]  

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JOBIT: Delaney, George J. [MC???? RIP] on 2016-Nov-08



George J. Delaney
1936 - 2016

George Delaney passed away at Victoria Home in Ossining, N.Y. on November 8 2016,after a long illness.

George was born in N.Y.C. on February 18,1936, the son of Margaret & John Delaney. He had eight children, six grandchildren, two nephews and a niece. He also had a health care aide who helped him greatly during his illness.

He was a scholarship graduate of Manhattan College and earned a Masters of Business Administration degree from New York University. He also received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Mercy College.

George was Vice President of Con Edison for 28 years, the last 19 years in charge of Westchester Operations. In 1979, he led the defeat of an attempt by County government to takeover Con Edison's operations in Westchester County with a decisive popular vote. Delaney's 19 year tenure in Westchester was noted by a period of stable rates and an emphasis on outstanding customer service.

He served on the boards of many not for profits and also served as chairman of the Westchester County Association.George was honored by President Ronald Reagan and Governor Mario Cuomo, as well as the Vietnam Veterans Association, the 52 Association, the Conferences of Christians and Jews, and the Diabetes Association.

In 1993, the Gannett Newspaper selected him as the outstanding business leader in Westchester.

Active in political affairs as a young man, he was elected the Republican district leader in the Northwest Bronx. He was active in the campaigns of Richard Nixon, Nelson Rockefeller, Malcolm Wilson, John Lindsey, and John McCain. He was also a U.S. Army Veteran.

George was a friend to all and will be missed by his friends and family.

Visitation will be at the funeral home on Monday November 14th from 7 - 9 PM. Mass of Christian burial will be on Tuesday November 15th , 10:30 AM at St. Theresa Church in Briarcliff. Burial to follow at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.

Waterbury & Kelly
1300 Pleasantville Road
Briarcliff Manor, N.Y. 10510

Published in the The Journal News on Nov. 11, 2016


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JNEWS: Giuliani, Rudy [MC1965] remembers the Christian Brothers



‘White people RUINED America’ TV host launches vicious tirade against Trump voters
By Lizzie Stromme
PUBLISHED: 21:01, Thu, Nov 10, 2016 | UPDATED: 21:56, Thu, Nov 10, 2016

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Mr Giuliani, who is rumoured to be Mr Trump’s nominee for Attorney General, branded them "a bunch of spoiled crybabies" in a fiery Fox News interview.

The former Mayor of New York City said: “I could see the Christian Brothers doing this for me in Manhattan College.

“If I didn’t like the way the election came out, they were gonna give me therapy food.

“The reality is they're a bunch of spoiled crybabies.”

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[JR: I think his quote got garbled? The Christian Brothers, I knew, would have “knuckled” me and told me to get back to work. Shame he doesn’t / didn’t remember some of the many OTHER lessons.] 

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JNEWS: Frawley, Liam T. [MC1990] fundraiser



Casino night could help get Liam Frawley a van, more therapy
By Nancy Haggerty, nhaggerty@lohud.com November 10, 2016

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Liam Frawley has been home since Sept. 1. But countless hours of speech, occupational and physical therapies lie ahead of the Tappan Zee athletic director, who suffered a burst brain aneurism last January and still can’t walk or speak.

The 48-year-old father of a 14- and 16-year-old requires costly home aide services and his wife of 22 years, Janine, wants to get a wheelchair-accessible van to take him to his three-hour, twice-weekly therapy sessions at Helen Hayes Hospital and to also just get him out of their New City house more often.

She’d also like to hire a speech therapist to work with him at home.

Those things will be costly, which is one reason for Saturday’s “Guys Night Out” casino fundraiser.

The night, which is billed as a men’s event, will include blackjack, craps, roulette, a cigar bar and a showing of the first ever UFC fight at Madison Square Garden. It will run 7 p.m. until 1 a.m. at the Knights of Columbus on Bailey Street in Blauvelt.

This will be the third benefit for Frawley, who is paralyzed on his right side.

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Frawley, Liam T. [MC1990]

[JR: Sorry for the late report. Wish I could get them in timely actionable manner.] 

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JFACEBOOK: Jablonski, Lou [MC1972] with more details on the Kidney Walk


Lou Jablonski
19 hrs

When Peter Jablonski, son of Lou Jablonski , Business '72, needed a kidney transplant, Peter's aunt, Helen Jablonski, Business '83 stepped up in true Jasper fashion and donated the gift of life to her nephew. The Jablonski family celebrates their good fortune by supporting the New York City Kidney Walk.
Here is our latest update:
Friends, Family, Colleagues,

First, I hope this finds you and your families well.

Second, THANK YOU.

This will be my last update before the New York City Kidney Walk. With only three days remaining before the Walk, I am pleased to report that we have raised nearly $30,000, to date. This is an incredible statement and one that the Jablonski Family does not take for granted. So many of you, ( in fact , several hundred of you ) have chosen to join us in our celebration of Peter's good health and my sister Helen's generosity and love. Transplants don't happen without a donor.

My thanks to all of you for allowing me to spread the word and ask for your help. Through your generosity , we are among the top fund raising families in all of New York.

As always, we hope you consider joining us at the Walk on Sunday. If you can't join us, then give us a thought on Sunday as we join with thousands of other who want to beat kidney disease.

Should you know of anyone who might want to join our ranks, please direct them to our team web page :

You are the best.

With best regards,

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) on Veterans Day


Good Morning All,

Today is a very special day as I am sure you all are aware of. Veterans Day has such significance for so many.
Thank a Veteran if you have the opportunity, remember with a prayer those that did not make it back. Hold them all in the esteem they all deserve. Those that Served and Those that Serve.
       " Some Gave All, All gave Some." God Bless them and their Families

Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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JFACEBOOK: Kathy Dickinson Simmons at Engineering Day



2016 11Nov 12 Kathy Dickinson Simmons
Kathy Dickinson Simmons

29 mins · New York, NY

Great time at Manhattan College for Engineering Day. Though the quad looks a little smaller 30 years later...

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


Dear Friends,

I ask for your prayers for our Littlest Jasper, Luke. Tomorrow, November 12, 2016 is this little fellow's Birthday. Luke and his Family will be celebrating Luke's 9th Birthday and if I know Luke, he will probably be sporting, once again, his favorite shades and that wonderful smile that can light up a room as much as the candles on his cake. In your prayers, let Luke feel God's Love and Grace. Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for three causes


Good Evening All,

I have some prayer requests to share with you who are so gracious in your vigil for so many and I thank you.
Please pray for a good friend of mine, Wally Hansen, who was called home after entering hospital for some testing. A decorated United States Army Veteran always ready with a quip or funny question leveled at me in Church usually from a few rows back. We pray for his Wife Prudy who is dealing with Alzheimer's and their Family. Wally will be missed by many.
I ask for your prayers for Josh and his Family. Josh, Son of a friend of ours had Open Heart Surgery at Johns Hopkins on November 8th, a memorable day. We pray for a complete recovery for this young man.
I ask too for your prayers for a friend of ours, Beatrix. She will not be able to walk again, is home bound more or less and experiencing symptoms of Alzheimer's. We pray for her, her husband, Francis and their family.
Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) reports on the Alumni Board Meeting


Good Afternoon All,

We have just concluded our Alumni Board Meeting with a good show of hands and continued forward and positive movement. Thank you Meg, Tom and attendees. Goooo Jaspers as this years Hall Of Fame Induction and Dinner prepares to start with Mass at the College.
Pete Sweeney’ Dad had a fall last night and Dianne's Mom is not doing well. They are both elderley bur keep on keeping on. Please keep them in your prayers as we also keep Peter and Dianne, caregivers, in our prayers. Thank you. God Bless.
On another note, Peter took part in the Veterans Parade yesterday in Manhattan. Manhattan College was very well represented by its Graduate and Current Jasper Veterans attending the College. They were enthusiastic, proud and Manhattan College had resounding vocal support on just about every block of the Parade Route. Go Jaspers and a big HoooRaaah for our Veterans.
Thank you Peter for sharing your comments. God Bless our Veterans and their Families and a resounding thank you to each of them.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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ENDNOTE: Attorney General Lynch is a symptom of this particular national disgrace



Congress: Attorney General Lynch ‘Pleads Fifth’ on Secret Iran ‘Ransom’ Payments
Obama admin blocking congressional probe into cash payments to Iran
BY: Adam Kredo  October 28, 2016 11:22 am

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Attorney General Loretta Lynch is declining to comply with an investigation by leading members of Congress about the Obama administration’s secret efforts to send Iran $1.7 billion in cash earlier this year, prompting accusations that Lynch has “pleaded the Fifth” Amendment to avoid incriminating herself over these payments, according to lawmakers and communications exclusively obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

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I’m tired of the lawlessness in the “District of Corruption”.

I don’t have many venues to express my frustration.

I hope my fellow Jaspers are equally disgusted and take whatever action they can to bring back the American Experiment.

Sadly, I don’t have much hope in the future.

The current 20T+ national debt and the guesstimated 230T+ in unfunded liabilities that our posterity will have to deal with will essential condemn everyone to troubling times.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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