JASPER JOTTINGS Week 47  - 2016 Nov 20   

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

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POSITRACTION: A daytime refuge for homeless people

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Making-a-difference/2016/1103/A-daytime-refuge-for-homeless-people-the-duo-behind-the-pioneering-effort

World
People Making a Difference
Difference Maker
A daytime refuge for homeless people: the duo behind the pioneering effort
In San Francisco, Laura Slattery and Tina Christopher open church doors to homeless people during the day. The women’s own lives have taken elaborate twists and turns.
By Patricia Leigh Brown, Contributor November 3, 2016

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San Francisco — Tina Christopher’s day begins at 5:45 a.m. as she cleans the sidewalk in front of St. Boniface Catholic Church in the Tenderloin, the once-colorful vice district in San Francisco now better known as a province of the poor, the desperate, the addicted, and the down and out.

She picks up the food containers, the needles, the flattened bits of cardboard, and the wet shoes before making her daily announcement to an awaiting throng, some of them already asleep on the sidewalk. “All right my beautiful brothers and sisters!” Ms. Christopher says in her always-chipper voice. “Good morning! Time to get up! Wakey wakey!” Then she unlocks the church’s heavy iron gate.

Soon, St. Boniface’s 74 backmost pews will cradle some 150 homeless people seeking “sacred sleep,” the sound of snoring permeating the incense-filled room. Beneath the saints painted on the church’s glittering dome, they stretch out for nine hours of vital slumber, resting their heads on ad hoc sweatshirt and T-shirt pillows or sometimes their folded hands. For a brief moment, their faces, beatific and babylike in sleep, do not betray the nights of fearful wandering and the way concrete seeps into a person’s bones and stays there.

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It’s sad that this has to be a heroic effort.

Perhaps if we had stronger churches and more “Christians” this would be uncommon.

Argh!

So sad. So glad that there are people like these.

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JOY: Victoria Ann [MC2010] engaged to Chasin, Brian [MC2012]

2016-Nov-13

FROM FACEBOOK

2016 11Nov 13 Engaged

Victoria Ann

9 hrs Instagram

Yesterday was so perfect. I cannot wait to marry you Brian Chasin.💕💍

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Victoria Ann [MC????]

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Dear John,

            Brian Chasin, I believe, is a member of the Class of  2012,
and I do find a Victoria Ann in the Class of 2010???

                  Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Chasin, Brian [MC2012]

Victoria Ann [MC2010]

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JUPDATE: Delaney, George J. [MC1957 RIP] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

2016-Nov-14

JOBIT: Delaney, George J. [MC1957 RIP] on 2016-Nov-08

2016-Nov-11

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lohud/obituary.aspx?n=George-J-Delaney&pid=182458934

George J. Delaney
1936 - 2016
Obituary

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

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Delaney, George J. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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

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Dear John,
 
               I believe that George is a member of the Class of 1957.

                   May He Rest In Peace.

                               Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Delaney, George J. [MC1957 RIP]

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JUPDATE: Polestak, Walter J. [MC1950 RIP] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

2016-Nov-14

JOBIT: Polestak, Walter J. [MC1950 RIP] on 2016-Oct-30

2016-Nov-06

http://obits.nj.com/obituaries/starledger/obituary.aspx?n=WALTER-POLESTAK&pid=182371439

DR. WALTER POLESTAK
Obituary

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Polestak, Walter J. [MC1950 RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

             I believe that Walter is a member of the Class of 1950.

                     May He Rest In Peace.

                               Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Polestak, Walter J. [MC1950 RIP]

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JNEWS: Bolella, Rose [MC????] is Miss Manhattan 2017

2016-Nov-15

http://blog.silive.com/inside_out_column/2016/11/miss_manhattan_crown_gives_staten_islander_another_shot_at_state_title.html

Miss Manhattan crown gives Staten Islander another shot at state title

 
Miss Manhattan crown gives Staten Islander another shot at state title
By Carol Ann Benanti | benanti@siadvance.com on November 15, 2016 at 12:22 PM
 
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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Less than a week after Rose Bolella was named first runner up in the Miss Staten Island Pageant that unfolded at the College of Staten Island Nov. 6, the blonde-haired beauty went on to nab the title of Miss Manhattan 2017 at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis High School for International Careers in Times Square on Nov. 12.

The 23-year-old daughter of  Gladys and Christopher Bolella of Great Kills, graduated from St. Joseph by the Sea High School, earned a bachelor's degree in psychology and sociology from Manhattan College and a master's degree  in mental health and substance counseling from the New School of Social Research, Manhattan.

She currently holds a position as the Youth Development Counselor at Community Health Action of Staten Island.

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Bolella, Rose [MC????]

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Dear John,

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

                                Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JOBIT: Donlan, Fraser Patrick [MC1942 RIP] on 2016-Nov-12

2016-Nov-17

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thetimes-tribune/obituary.aspx?n=Fraser-P-Donlan&pid=182551809

Fraser P. Donlan
Obituary


Fraser Patrick Donlan of Blakely died on Nov. 12, two days before his 97th birthday, at Regional Hospital of Scranton. His wife was the late Dorothy Freeman Donlan.

Born in Lochore, Scotland, on Nov. 14, 1919, he was the son of John Donlan and Isabella Fraser Donlan. He was predeceased by sisters, Josephine and Sarah; and brothers, John, Michael, David, Terry, Philip and Huey. His family emigrated to the U.S .when Fraser was five years old.

Fraser was a graduate of Blakely High School, where he was captain of the football team and captain of the Lackawanna County Dream Game team of 1937. He graduated from Manhattan College, where he played football in every game for 60 minutes. The New York Press Corps Nicknamed him the "Sixty-Minute Man" and the "Iron Man of College Football." He was named All-Metropolitan Tackle and Outstanding Lineman for New York City. He also received honorable mention for All-American honors for the All-American football team. He was drafted by the Brooklyn Dodgers by a flip of a coin with the New York Giants to play football in the All-American Football League. However, after Pearl Harbor, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on Feb. 15, 1943, and was assigned to the 4th Marine Division. In 1944, he helped the 4th Marine Division football team win the championship of the Armed Forces Pacific League.

While in the Marines, Fraser fought in campaigns in the Marshall Islands, Saipan and Tinian, the Mariana Islands and Iwo Jima. On Iwo Jima's Hill 382, after fighting for two days, only six men were left alive from a company of 245 men. On this hill, known as the "Meat Grinder," Fraser lost his left leg. He was wounded in action four times and earned four Purple Hearts. He also received two Silver Star medals, two Bronze Star medals and two Presidential Unit Citations and the Pacific Theater Ribbon with four stars. Fraser rose in rank on the battlefield from second lieutenant to captain. He retired from the Marine Corps for disability as a major on Nov. 1, 1946.

Fraser married the former Dorothy Freeman on Nov. 17, 1945. In January of 1946, he started teaching at Blakely High School and was an assistant football coach for John "Papa Bear" Henzes, who had been his high school football coach.

Elected to the Pennsylvania Senate in November 1946, Fraser served from 1947 through 1950. He campaigned for United States Congress and lost in a close election by 3,000 votes. He was appointed as a Workmans Compensation Referee by Governor John Fine on Nov. 27, 1951, and retired on March 25, 1980.

Fraser is survived by daughter, Sandra Ann and her husband, John; three great-granddaughters, Leah, Ava and Jessie; and their mother, Amy; by son, Fraser Jr. and wife, Sandy, Endicott, N.Y.; grandson, Joseph Donlan and wife, Stacy; granddaughter, Jennifer Donlan-Fitzgibbon Esq. and wife, Bekah; and great-granddaughter, Sienne; and by son, Patrick, with whom he resided. He is also survived by his close friend and caregiver of 20 years, Gloria; as well as many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service, with full military honors, will be private for family only and will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. in the Hedley W. Mason Funeral Home, 436 Main St., Peckville. Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road, South Abington Twp., PA 18411.

Hadley W Mason Funeral Home 436 Main StPeckville, PA 18452 (570) 489-2301

Published in Scranton Times on Nov. 16, 2016

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Donlan, Fraser Patrick [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/thetimes-tribune/fraser-p-donlan-condolences/182551809?cid=full

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Dear John,

             I believe that Fraser Patrick is a member of the Class of 1942
                  
                       May He Rest In Peace.

                                             Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Donlan, Fraser Patrick [MC1942 RIP]

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JOBIT: Hogan, Paul D. [MC1972 RIP] on 2016-Nov-12

2016-Nov-17

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timesunion-albany/obituary.aspx?n=Paul-D-Hogan&pid=182561123

Paul D. Hogan
Obituary


RENSSELAER Paul D. Hogan, 66, died suddenly on Saturday, November 12, 2016, after being stricken at his home.

Born in Albany on October 12, 1950, he was the son of the late Peter and Kathleen Kowsky Hogan. Paul was raised in Defreestville and graduated from St. Jude the Apostle Grammar School in Wynantskill and LaSalle Institute in Troy. He later graduated from Manhattan College.

He was employed by New York State, St. Anne's Institute and was an addictions specialist at Leonard Hospital in Troy. He then was employed by the New York State Department of Corrections at Mt. McGregor Correctional Facility in Wilton, and Hale Creek Correctional Facility in Johnstown, as senior counselor in their substance abuse programs.

Later in his career, he transferred to the central office for New York State Corrections in Albany, where he was supervising offender rehabilitation coordinator before retiring in 2014.

Paul enjoyed photography, golf, bird watching and was a huge New York Yankees and New York Giants fan. He was a member of the Audubon Society and the Cornell School of Ornithology, and contributed to Wounded Warriors and several animal rescue organizations.

Paul celebrated 40 years sobriety in September, and spent his life in a fellowship of work and self-sacrifice helping others to achieve sobriety.

He was the husband of Susan M. (Hynes) Scott-Hogan for 25 years, whom he met through a mutual friend, Bill W.; stepfather of Jaime D. (Nancy) Scott of Port Washington, N.Y.; stepgrandfather of Anna and Nico Scott; brother of Maureen (Angelo) Serafini of Guilderland; uncle of Stoyka and Danase Serafini.

Relatives and friends may call at the Bowen & Parker Bros. Funeral Home, 97 Old Loudon Road, Latham, on Friday from 4-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675, or online at woundedwarriorproject.org. Condolence book at bowenandparkerbros.com.

Funeral HomeBowen & Parker Bros Funeral Home97 Old Loudon RdLatham, NY 12110(518) 273-4162Funeral Home DetailsPublished in Albany Times Union on Nov. 17, 2016

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Hogan, Paul D. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/timesunion-albany/paul-d-hogan-condolences/182561123?cid=full

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Dear John,

              I believe that Paul is a member of the Class of 1972.

                               May He Rest In Peace.

                                           Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Hogan, Paul D. [MC1972 RIP]

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JOBIT: McCormack, Kevin James [MC1979 RIP] on 2016-Nov-11

2016-Nov-17

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Kevin-James-McCormack-104138202

Kevin James McCormack
November 8, 1946 - November 11, 2016
Martinsburg, West Virginia                    
Kevin was born on November 8, 1946 and passed away on Friday, November 11, 2016.

Kevin was a resident of Martinsburg, West Virginia at the time of his passing.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree from Manhattan College in NY.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11am, Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at St. Agnes Church, 106 S. Duke Street, Shepherdstown, WV. The Rev. Matt Rough will be celebrant. Burial will be held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, November 15, 2016, from 5 ' 8 pm at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, MD.

SERVICES
Visitation
Minnich Funeral Home
415 E. Wilson Blvd.
Hagerstown, MD US 21740
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Add to My Calendar Tuesday, November 15, 2016
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Service
St. Agnes Church
106 S. Duke Street
Shepherdstown, WV US
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Add to My Calendar Wednesday, November 16, 2016
11:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Paralyzed Veterans of America, 801 Eighteenth Street NW, Washington, DC 20006 (www.pva.org), or The ALS Association, Gift Processing Center, PO Center, PO Box 6051, Albert Lea, MN 56007

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McCormack, Kevin James [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

            I believe that Kevin is a member of the Class of 1979.

                  May He Rest In Peace.

                            Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McCormack, Kevin James [MC1979 RIP]

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JNEWS: Piro, Danielle [MC2008] Paybefore business development manager

2016-Nov-17

http://paybefore.com/on-the-move/people-on-the-move/people-move-danielle-piro-paybefore/

11.16.16
People on the Move:
Danielle Piro, Paybefore

Danielle Piro has joined the Paybefore team as business development manager. In this role, she works with advertisers to create sponsorship packages that maximize their exposure. Piro has a wealth of experience in digital media sales, most recently serving as a senior account executive at Netted by The Webbys, which reports on the best sites, apps and connected products. She also has served in senior roles at ClickZ Group and Shecky’s Media. Piro holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Manhattan College and is based in New York City.

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Piro, Danielle [MC????]

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Dear John,

             I believe that Danielle is a member of the Class of 2008.

                                 Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Piro, Danielle [MC2008]

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

2016-Nov-17

Good Evening All,

 
From Mike McEneney, our prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of a long time colleague of his. Louis Cassera was called home while home alone. Louis was 58 years old. He started working with Mike in the Court system while he was in High School as a summer Intern and never looked back. He retired three years ago. We pray that he is now in God's Eternal Embrace and no longer alone. We pray for his friends who remember him and will miss him. Thank you. God Bless.


Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JNEWS: Laporte, Anthony [MC1987] Elected Member of American Board of Trial Advocates

2016-Nov-18

http://markets.financialcontent.com/stocks/news/read?GUID=33289165

   By: Hanszen Laporte via Business Wire News Releases
November 18, 2016 at 10:00 AM EST
 
Anthony Laporte Elected Member of American Board of Trial Advocates
 
Hanszen Laporte founding partner Anthony Laporte has been admitted as a member to the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). The ABOTA National Board of Directors elected Laporte based on his peer-reviewed proficiency as a trial lawyer and his character and commitment to the legal profession.
Hanszen Laporte founding partner Anthony Laporte has been admitted as a member to the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). The ABOTA National Board of Directors elected Laporte based on his peer-reviewed proficiency as a trial lawyer and his character and commitment to the legal profession.

ABOTA was formed in 1957 to preserve the right to a civil jury trial against those that want to dismantle the system. Part of the ABOTA mission is to help educate and train trial lawyers, improve methods of procedure for the current trial court system, and create a community for trial attorneys seeking to best represent all litigants.

“I am deeply honored to become a part of ABOTA. Their efforts to evaluate the standards of integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession is something I value,” Laporte said. “ABOTA’s mission of fostering the improvement and access to the jury system is one that I have committed my career to as well.”

Anthony Laporte is a board-certified and AV Preeminent-rated trial lawyer with 25 years of experience. He received his B.S., Accounting from Manhattan College and J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center. As a litigator, Laporte focuses on getting his clients’ cases accurately assessed, while skillfully negotiating a path toward resolution and, when necessary, successfully trying the cases to verdict and judgment.

“I believe in juries and the jury system,” Laporte said. “While the cases I’ve worked on span from some of the world’s largest companies to individuals and families, I’m a passionate advocate for all of my clients. Everyone in our society is entitled to have their rights fairly represented and their positions credibly asserted. The courthouse doors should always remain open to all.”    

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Laporte, Anthony [MC????]

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Dear John,

              I believe that Anthony is a member of the Class of 1987.

                         Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Laporte, Anthony [MC1987]

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MOBIT: Mahony, John [MCxfaculty RIP] on 2016-Nov-14

2016-Nov-19

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nytimes/obituary.aspx?n=JOHN-MAHONY&pid=182620028

JOHN MAHONY
Obituary


MAHONY—John, passed away in Danbury, CT on November 14, 2016 after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke.

Born in the Bronx on January 15, 1931 to John V. and Mildred G. Mahony, he grew up in Bayside, Queens. John received a BS in Chemistry from St. Johns University, an MS in Chemistry from the University of Connecticut, and a PhD in Nuclear Chemistry from UC, Berkeley.

He taught Chemistry at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for two years and Chemistry and Environmental Engineering at Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY for 47 years, retiring at age 83. During his time at the school, John mentored over 100 students in scientific research. He established the John V. and Mildred G. Mahony Medal, awarded to graduating seniors for excellence in research. He created a foundation at Manhattan College specifically for the support of undergraduate research in Environmental Engineering.

John was also a skilled carpenter, and a lover of classical music, art, and literature. He enjoyed playing tennis, and trekking in Chile, Peru, and Nepal.

John is survived by his wife, Susan Matthews, brothers Brian Mahony (Florence) and Kevin Mahony (Mary), nieces TeriAnn Mahony-Miller (Nick) and Erin Mahony (Mark), nephews Breen Mahony (Katie) and Colin Mahony (Katherine), and great-nieces Ella and Charlotte Mahony and Zoe Swarz.

A memorial service in celebration of his life will be held in the Spring of 2017. Donations in his memory may be made to the Regional Hospice Center of Danbury, CT.

Published in The New York Times on Nov. 19, 2016

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Mahony, John [MCxfaculty RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/nytimes/john-mahony-condolences/182620028?cid=full

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ENDNOTE: "We don't like children anyhow"

2016-Nov-20

"Destroy another fetus now, We don't like children anyhow,"  song "The Future" by folk singer Leonard Cohen (1934 -2016)

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A folk song writer, a Jewish Zen Buddhist, whose work I loved, even though I didn’t recognize it as his, has died.

I think this one line is worth remembering him for.

It makes me so sad. And, sums up how “Secular Progressives” can fool us by their language.

Sadly.

Requiescat In Pacem

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