JASPER JOTTINGS Week 02  - 2017 Jan 08   

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



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POSITRACTION: A Customer passes along "God's money"



Pregnant Waitress in Dire Straits Sees Christmas Miracle With $900 Tip
by McKinley Corbley - Dec 24, 2016

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After falling on hard times with a baby on the way and her fiancé out of work because of a knee injury, Sarah Clark was struggling to make ends meet.

That is, until one of her regular customers tipped the waitress $900 during one of her shifts at Pita Jungle in Phoenix, Arizona.

Although the woman left before Sarah was able to thank her, the customer’s gift came with a note reading: “This is God’s money. He gave it to us so we could give it to you. God bless.”

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Guess that’s “laying up treasure in Heaven”.

Have you heard that old Irish adage about "good works only count if done in secret".

(Funny, I learned that from my maternal English Protestant grandmother who wanted to teach me about my maternal grandfather's "heathen Irish culture that has a few good points". ROFL!)

Seriously, it was a mitzvah.

My little secret donations probably will never rise to that level and I sure hope they don’t get ANY publicity. I can’t afford to lose the “credit” as I try to sneak in a side door at the Pearly Gates.

Actions like this point out imho just how charitable people are.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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JFACEBOOK: Coppola-Baldwin, Rosemarie (MC1996) remembering Hamilton, Fr. Eugene [MC1994 RIP]



Rosemarie Coppola-Baldwin with Christopher Baldwin and Steven Eriquez.
2 hrs · New York, NY ·

2017 01Jan 01 hamilton

The Manhattan College Community Invites You to Share
in the Celebration of the Holy Eucharist
in Loving Memory of Father Eugene Hamilton
To Commemorate the Twentieth Anniversary
of His Ordination and His Death

Please join us on Saturday, January 21, 2017 ~ 1:00 p.m.
Chapel of St. John Baptist De La Salle and His Brothers

Reception to follow in the Reverend Eugene Hamilton Gathering Room,
located in 209 Miguel Hall/Cornerstone

[For more information: julie dot pycior AT manhattan dot edu or lois dot harr AT manhattan dot edu]

Best wishes from the organizing committee:
Mr. Steven Eriquez, Class of 1995
Associate Vice President Lois Harr, Director of Campus Ministry and Social Action
Dr. Mary Ann O'Donnell, former Dean of Arts
Dr. Julie Leininger Pycior, Professor of History
Dr. James Suarez, former Dean of Business

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Hamilton, Fr. Eugene [MC1994 RIP]

Coppola-Baldwin, Rosemarie (MC1996)

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JOBIT: Hartigan, William Albert [MC1952 RIP] on 2016-Dec-16



William Albert Hartigan

NEW YORK CITY — William Albert Hartigan entered eternal life on December 16, 2016, at Cornell Presbyterian Hospital, New York City.

Born on July 18, 1930, in Albany, he was the eldest child of John A. and Harriet (Barnes) Hartigan. A resident of Manhattan for over fifty years, Bill, as everyone called him, graduated from Christian Brothers Academy in 1948, then Manhattan College and earned his master's degree in ath and economics at Carnegie Tech. Bill was a long time employee employed by I.B.M. as corporate financial analyst.

Bill actively volunteered at St. Patrick's Cathedral and many church organizations. His interests included the New York Library, museums, a sport enthusiast, and taking long daily walks. He was known for many academic achievements and for his faith, kind disposition, honesty, and generosity to charities.

Bill is survived by his brother, John (Jean) Hartigan and sister-in-law, Kathie (Poli) Hartigan; also by nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his sister, Joan (Jerry) Dombrowski, and brother, Francis Hartigan. A special thanks to Patty Gylfe, for her many kindnesses to him.

A memorial Mass, followed by the Rite of Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Glenmont, will be held privately at the convenience of the family at a later date. To leave Bill's family a message on their guestbook, or light a candle, please visit mcveighfuneralhome.comlogo

McVeigh Funeral Home 208 North Allen Street Albany, NY 12206(518) 489-0188

Albany Times Union on Jan. 1, 2017


Hartigan, William Albert [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/timesunion-albany/william-albert-hartigan-condolences/183272104?cid=full

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Dear John,

           I believe that William is a member of the Class of 1952.

                  May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Hartigan, William Albert [MC1952 RIP]

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JOBIT: Smith, Harry Philip [MC1952 RIP] on 2016-Aug-16



Smith, Harry Philip
Sept. 22, 1930 - August 22, 2016
Tyler, Texas

Harry passed away quietly and peacefully after months of declining health.

Harry was Born and raised in Yonkers, New York. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Helen P. Smith and their five children, Jim (LeeAnne)-Albuquerque, NM, Tom (Jean)-Tyler, TX, Bill (Sue)-Littleton, CO, Kathy Adams (Hugh)-Mission Viejo, CA, Pete (Sue)-Colorado Springs, CO, ten grandchildren: Alie, Lauren (Asher), Lindsey (Craig), Maggie, Parker, Ryan, Chris, Korey (Kelly), Michael, Katelyn, and two great-grandchildren, Hudson and Henry.

Harry graduated from LaSalle Military Academy as salutatorian in June 1948 where he developed his love for aviation. He then graduated from Manhattan College, New York City, New York in 1952 with a Bachelor's of Science in Math and Chemistry.

After his service in the United Sates Air Force specializing in Weapons Ordinance Disposal with a National Defense Service Medal, he had a varied career with the Atomic Energy Commission, Department of Energy, Department of Transportation and Lockheed Martin Marietta Corporation, all of which took him to various parts of the U.S. He was always known as the problem solver. Harry lived in Tyler, Texas for the last 14 years, but especially enjoyed his time in Albuquerque from 1964-1974.

A funeral service will be held for Harry on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 10 a.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 12500 Carmel Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM. Interment with military honors will take place at 2:15 pm at Santa Fe National Cemetery in Santa Fe, NM.

Published in Albuquerque Journal from Jan. 1 to Jan. 8, 2017


Smith, Harry Philip [MC1952 RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for the Sweeney family


Good Morning All,

Our Prayers are requested for Pete Sweeney's Dad who has had a relapse with his on going medical issues.

Mr. John Sweeney has been admitted to Hospital and Peter has shared this update. Please raise the volume for Mr. Sweeney and Pete’s Mom Dorthy as well. We pray for his recovery and that he will be home soon. Please keep the volume up for these good folks. Peter and Diane are so grateful for your prayers and good wishes. Thank you. God Bless

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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As expected, Pop was admitted to Centra State Medical Center and is having trouble regulating his body temperature.  Chest X-ray shows some water which (best case) may be start of pneumonia or (worst case) a first sign of body system breakdown.  Cat scan shows brain changes consistent with his advanced age but no indication of mini strokes.  Blood work is normal.

He is on intravenous antibiotics and was able to eat a little tonight.  Also exhibited some drive to survive and responded in focused manner to doctor questions which was a plus compared to last two or three days.
Dianne & I are staying overnight at 2 Manor Drive tonight to keep watch on my mother.  Hopefully, a few days away from the stress of keeping up with her will lead to a rebound in Pop’s health.  If he doesn’t rally, MD said she will allow him to go home rather than to a nursing home.   Assisted living is out of the question given level of day to day medical attention he requires.

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Sweeney, Peter K. (MC1964)

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


Good Morning All,

I ask for your prayers for our Son Scott who was in a Snow Vehicle accident while on a short holiday trip in Upstate N. Y. It was a serious accident due to unseen black ice and he was fortunate to have just a badly broken left wrist. They were not able to perform necessary surgery but have cast him. Scott is in great pain that comes and goes but he and Melissa are dealing with it. They will be home today but Melissa has already begun to reach out to the Medical Community for a Surgeon. It seems they will have to break and reset which is no fun. Thank you for your prayers.

Phil and Peggy Colon

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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Good Evening All,

Thank you for your kind thoughts and prayers. Scott was admitted tonight at Huntington Hospital and is scheduled for surgery Monday Morning at 8:00 AM. Surgery expected to last 1.5 to 2 Hrs. Melissa decided to stay with him so all is well. The MDs have been super as the surgeon was a recommendation. We pray for no complications. God Bless.
Phil & Peggy Colon
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Good Afternoon All,
Peggy, Scott, Melissa and I thank you for your prayers and kind words. We so appreciate your friendship.
Scott is home, well medicated, no complaints and recovering. His surgery was longer than expected, 3 plus hours due to what the Surgeon felt needed to be done once in and he feels confident all went well. A witness to the accident said that Scott's quick thinking probably saved his life and we are all so thankful. His injury could have been much worse. The medical staff at Huntington hospital were top drawer. Thank you once again for your prayers. God Bless.
Phil and Peggy Colon
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ADMINISTRIVIA: Pictures not in the email distribution


For some reason, the pictures weren’t included in the email distribution. Also, link on FACEBOOK didn’t pick them up either.

Went back and readded them to the HTML page. Now Facebook picked it up. And it shows on the web page.



You can see the pictures at the above links.

— and I’ll do better next week, but remember “you get what you pay for”. Laugh!

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JLINKEDIN: Hasenbein, Christopher [MC2010] Senior Reactor Operator at Entergy



Hasenbein, Christopher [MC2010]
Senior Reactor Operator at Entergy
Greater New York City Area

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JOBIT: D’Alessandro, John Joseph Jr. [MC1957 RIP] on 2016-Dec-31



John Joseph D'Alessandro Jr. (1934 - 2016)

John Joseph D'Alessandro, Jr. 82, passed away Saturday, December 31, 2016. Beloved father and grandfather, he was devoted to his family and Catholic faith.

Mr. D'Alessandro is survived by his children, John III (Fran) of Port Washington, NY, JoAnn Calhoun (Andy), Donna O'Keefe (Bob) and Stephanie Hoffman (Brian). He is also survived by his seven beloved grandchildren, A.J. and Katey Calhoun, Conner O'Keefe, John and Juliana D'Alessandro and Ethan and Alex Hoffman and his brother, Frank D'Alessandro as well as a host of nieces and nephews around the country. John was predeceased by his cherished wife, Josephine to whom he was married for 58 years as well as his brother Fr. Benedict Joseph D'Alessandro O.F.M. and parents Angela Caruso D'Alessandro and John Joseph D'Alessandro, Sr.

John graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School in 1952 and went on to attend Manhattan College where he graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering in 1957. The very next weekend, John and Josephine were married. They began their life in New York City where they had both grown up surrounded by their extended Italian family of aunts, uncles and cousins which they adored. In 1979, after relocating several times, the family settled in Charlotte, NC.

John enjoyed a rich and rewarding professional career. He began this career with NYC Civil Engineering firm Amman & Whitney where he worked on designs for the Verrazano Narrows Bridge and the Long Island Expressway. In 1960 he began his 33 year career with IBM Corporation as a Systems Engineer in Bridgeport, CT. John served IBM in many capacities including engineering, development, product support and planning. He received many awards and recognitions during his tenure. Following his retirement in 1993 John contracted with IBM to work on several projects for the next few years.

John proudly served his country in active military duty from 1958-1959 as a Second Lieutenant in the Army Artillery at Fort Bliss, Texas and later as a Reserve Officer for 6 years at Camp Smith, NY. in the early 60's.

The Mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday, January 4 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 8015 Ballantyne Commons Parkway, Charlotte in the Daily Mass Chapel. The family will receive visitors for the hour prior. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn East Cemetery in the Garden of St. Matthew, 3700 Forest Lawn Drive, Matthews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials gifts may be made to the YMCA of Greater Charlotte - Parkinson's Program, 400 East Morehead St., Charlotte, NC 28202.

Arrangements are in the care of Heritage Funeral Home, Weddington Chapel. (704) 846-3771 An online guestbook is available at www.heritagecares.com

Weddington/Matthews Chapel - Matthews 3700 Forest Lawn Drive Matthews, NC 28104 704-846-3771

Published in Charlotte Observer on Jan. 4, 2017


D’Alessandro, John Joseph Jr. [MC1957 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/charlotte/john-joseph-dalessandro-condolences/183281477?cid=full

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JLINKEDIN: Kazan, Tamer [MC????] Law Enforcement at PCSD



Kazan, Tamer [MC????]
Law Enforcement at PCSD
Greater New York City Area
Law Enforcement

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JOBIT: Massar, Thomas John “GP" Jr. [MC???? RIP] on 2017-Jan-02



Thomas John "GP" Massar Jr.

Thomas John "GP" Massar Jr., beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away at The Kobacker House Hospice on January 2, 2017 at the age of 88.

Born April 27, 1928 in Tresckow, PA to the late Thomas and Anna Massar. Earning a degree from Manhattan College in electrical engineering, Tom was the first family member to receive a college degree. Tom was also a proud American Military Veteran who served in the Air Force.

Tom is predeceased by the love of his life Mary Ellen Massar. Tom is survived by his greatest son, Thomas (Valerie) Massar III; grandchildren, Emily and Hannah Massar; brother, Cyril Massar, Mountainside New Jersey. Tom's grandchildren enjoyed their daily phone calls always knowing there would be a joke or quote or helpful homework advice.

There will be no calling hours. Funeral arrangements will be made by SCHOEDINGER FUNERAL HOME. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, January 4, 2017 at 10 a.m., St. Michael Catholic Church, 5750 N High St., Worthington, Ohio 43085. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to his favorite charity, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital . Please visit www.schoedingerfuneralhome.com to share memories or extend condolences.

Rest in peace "GP".

Religious Service Information St Michael Catholic Church 5750 N High St Worthington, OH 43085

Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Jan. 4, 2017


Massar, Thomas John “GP" Jr. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/dispatch/thomas-john-massar-gp-condolences/183298631?cid=full

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

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MOBIT: Galas, Matthew E. “Matty G." [MCattendee RIP] on 2017-Jan-02



Matthew Galas

Galas, Matthew E.Galas, Matthew E., "Matty G.", age, 41, of Hasbrouck Heights formerly of Ridgefield Park, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family's love on Monday January 2, 2017.

Matty was born and raised in Ridgefield Park where he was a local athlete. He was an All Star Shortstop and Captain of Don Bosco Prep's 1993 baseball team. Matty began his college baseball career at Manhattan College and continued at Saint Rose in Albany where they won the Division 2 World Series in 1997. He also coached at Saint Rose for two years.

He then joined the family masonry business, Cage Construction in Ridgefield Park where he held the position of Vice President for the last 12 years.

Matty was a volunteer at the Saint Francis Food Pantry in Ridgefield Park. He fell in love in 2005 and married in 2008.

Beloved husband of Rachel (nee Noia). Devoted father to his sons Danny and Robby. Cherished son of Joanne (nee Gilson) and Edward Galas. Dear brother to Jill Galas Hickey and her husband James, Vanessa Hlavaty and her husband Michael, and Jodi LoCascio and her husband Anthony. Loving son-in-law to Bob and Diane Noia and brother in law to Adam Noia, Tim Noia and his wife Rachel. Adored Uncle to Owen, James, Mikey and Christopher. Matty will be greatly missed by the "Justice League" as well as his family and many close friends.

Funeral Mass will be offered at Saint Francis RC Church Saturday at 10:30 a.m. (please meet directly at the Church). In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in the memory of Matty for the benefit of his sons College Funds which can be made to the Daniel and Robert Galas Scholarship Fund and mailed c/o Vorhees Ingwersen Funeral Home, 59 Main Street, Ridgefield Park NJ 07660. The family will receive family and friends at the Funeral Home Friday from 2-8 p.m.

Vorhees-Ingwersen Funeral Home 59 Main St. Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660 (201) 342-2350

Published in Connecticut Post on Jan. 4, 2017


Galas, Matthew E. “Matty G." [MCattendee RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/ctpost/matthew-galas-condolences/183302008?cid=full

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

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JOBIT: Dougherty, Joseph C. [MC1956 RIP] on 2017-Jan-01



Dr. Joseph C. Dougherty
1934 - 2017

Harlingen - Dr. Joseph C. Dougherty, 82, passed away Sunday January 1, 2017 at his home in Harlingen.
Joseph was born February 13, 1934 in Troy, New York. After graduating from Manhattan College with a Bachelor's of Science in Biology-Chemistry in 1956, Joseph achieved his Medical Doctorate at Cornell University Medical College in 1960. After graduation, Dr. Dougherty completed his internship at Albany Medical Center Hospital in Albany, N.Y. and his residency at Bellevue Hospital and Memorial Hospital Center N.Y.

"Dr. D" as he was known, had a passion for patient care and education. His career took him from Montefiore Hospital in Bronx, New York to Bexar County Teaching Hospital and Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital in San Antonio, Texas, and from there to Scranton State Hospital and Mercy Hospital in Scranton, Pennsylvania before settling down in Harlingen, Texas as the Medical Director of the Watson W. Wise Memorial Hemodialysis Center, later becoming the Medical Director for the Valley Diagnostic Medical and Surgical Clinic, and completed his medical career in private practice prior to retiring.

While serving members of the community, Dr. Dougherty also served in the United States Army Reserve from 1961-1972 and the United States Air Force Reserve from 1973-1985 before retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel and Flight Surgeon.

He is preceded in death by his son William R. Dougherty, daughter Laura E. Dougherty, and daughter Suzanne V. Dougherty. He survived by his wife, Dr. Katherine Barron Dougherty, son Timothy Dougherty, and grandson Brian Arriola, all of Harlingen, TX.

Visitation hours will be held on Thursday January 5, 2017 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm, with the family available from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. A Holy Rosary will follow visitation at 6:00pm at Buck Ashcraft Funeral Home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday January 6, 2017 at 10:00am at St. Anthony's Catholic Church with Father Larry Klein as the Celebrant. Interment will follow at Mont Meta Memorial Park.

The family would like to thank the Gentiva Hospice staff, especially James W. Castillo II M.D. Louise Reyes R.N. and Maria Almendarez C.N.A for their commendable care.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorial donations may be made to Loaves and Fishes of Harlingen or the charity of your choice .

You are invited to sign the guestbook or share a memory at www.buckashcraft.com.

Arrangements are with Buck Ashcraft Funeral Home, 710 Ed Carey Dr., Harlingen, Texas 78550, (956) 423-3636.

Published in Valley Morning Star on Jan. 5, 2017


Dougherty, Joseph C. [MC1956 RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Joseph Myers commented on JOBIT: Dougherty, Joseph C. [MC1956 RIP] on 2017-Jan-01

2017-Jan-04 http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/valleystar/obituary.aspx?n=Joseph-C-Dougherty&pid=183305920 Dr. Joseph C. …


This one so sad. He had two daughters and a son die with in the last couple years.

All buried from the same church and priest. May he Rest In Peace


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

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JHQ: Honor Roll of Donors online


Dear John,

Greetings and happy new year from Manhattan College!

For the very first time, Manhattan is excited to share that the Honor Roll of Donors is now available online and can be viewed at manhattan.edu/HonorRoll. Each gift to the College represents a commitment to the excellence and legacy of this institution.

The support we received last fiscal year (July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016) from alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and the extended community truly enriches the lives of our young men and women. The Jasper family is proud to thank – and honor – every donor who dedicated time and resources to Manhattan College’s deserving students.

With gratitude,
Stephen L. White
Assistant Vice President for College Advancement

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JOBIT: O’Connor, Thomas P. [MC???? RIP] on 2017-Jan-04



Thomas P. O'Connor
AGE: 85 • Monroe Township

Thomas P. O'Connor, 85, Monroe, NJ, passed away Wednesday January 4th at home.

Mr. O'Connor was born in New York, NY and lived in Englewood, NJ for many years before settling in Monroe Township.

He served his country honorably as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corp. Mr. O'Connor graduated from Manhattan College and retired as a Civil Engineer for the City of New York.

Mr. O'Connor was predeceased by his wife, Patricia in 2008. Surviving are his children Daniel O'Connor and his wife Ellen, Ian O'Connor and his wife Tracey, Rita Kennelly and her husband Steve, Mary Stout and her husband Douglas, Eileen Haftek and her husband Gary, his brother Edward O'Connor; his sisters Mary McGrath and Patricia Farrell and eleven grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, January 7th at 10:30 am at St. Mary's Church, 1 Phalanx Road, Colts Neck. Memorial visitation Saturday, January 7th 1:00 - 5:00 pm at the Holmdel Funeral Home, 26 South Holmdel Road, Holmdel.

To share a favorite memory or messages of condolence, please visit Mr. O'Connor's Book of Memories at www.holmdelfuneralhome.com.

Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 6, 2017


O’Connor, Thomas P. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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


Good Morning All,

Mike McEneney has shared that Art George, for whom we have been praying, was called home on January 4, 2017. We pray for Art and for his Family as they mourn the loss of their loved one. We pray the Family find peace in the knowledge that Art is at rest in God's Eternal Embrace. Thank you. God Bless.
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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JOBIT: Kennedy, John M. "Jack" [MC???? RIP] on 2017-Jan-03



John M. "Jack" KENNEDY
1951 - 2017
February 07, 1951— January 03, 2017

Larger than life. Incredible man. Loved and admired by so many. That was Jack Kennedy.

Born in Yonkers, New York, Jack attended Cardinal Hayes and was a graduate of Manhattan College. He began his working life as a caddy at Suningdale Country Club and later worked at Wingfoot. Other jobs included cab driver in the New York area, bartender at legendary Harrison's in Atlanta, and Sports Talk Radio Host on WGST Radio Atlanta. But his true life's work was in the Gift and Furniture Industry.

Starting his career in New York as a trainee in Gift Wholesale showrooms on Fifth Avenue, he rapidly advanced to positions as National Sales Manager, which led him to meet his wife, Donna, who led him happily to Atlanta. Once in Atlanta he moved on to the furniture industry, and ultimately to the second love of his life, Havertys Furniture. Jack proudly represented upholstered furniture lines to Havertys and over two decades developed a strong business for them and adopted all of the employees there, and at the manufacturers, as his second family.

His compassion and passion ran deep in every facet of his life. He was truly committed to CURE Childhood Cancer, acting as Presenting Sponsor for many events, and as an ambassador for the cause wherever he went. As he fought his own battle with cancer, he said he could not bare the thought of children having to suffer from this horrific disease, and he fought up until his own death to improve theirs.

Jack is survived by his wife of 35 years, Donna, and two brothers, Tommy (NY) and Joe (SC), and sister Mary Ann (NY), and many in-laws and nieces and nephews. He leaves a vast extended family who have had the pleasure of knowing and having this man in their lives. Service arrangements will be announced at a later date. Donations can be made to CURE Childhood Cancer, 1117 Perimeter Center West, Suite N402, Atlanta, GA 30338.

Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Jan. 7 to Jan. 8, 2017


Kennedy, John M. "Jack" [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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JFACEBOOK: Levendosky, John [MC????] cites an Albany Irish event


FROM Alma Mater’s Alumni FACEBOOK page

John Levendosky shared his event.
23 hrs

JAN 28

Interested?  Albany AOH & LAOH FFAI Night Sat 6 PM · 375 Ontario St, Albany, NY 12208

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Levendosky, John [MC????]

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


Good Afternoon All,

From Bob Mattis, some tough news to receive. Bob's dear friend Sue, who has been in our prayers as she was evaluated and tested for Cancer. On Tuesday, January 3, 2017, Sue was told that her Cancer is more wide spread than originally thought. She will be needing Radiation and Chemo treatments. Please raise the volume for this good woman as she begins treatment and the difficult road ahead. As we make the effort to be there with Sue in prayer and hope we pray for God's Hand to ease her fear and we let her know that we are one with her in prayer. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


Good morning All,
From Ed McEneney, we pray for Big Brother Mike as he has been down for the count, 9 not 10, due to the stomach virus that has plagued so many. Mike went to the E.R. where they placed him on Meds and sent him home . He is feeling better. This virus really knocks you for a loop. We pray for a quick recovery and for Cathie not catching it as well. Feel all better soon Mike. God Bless.
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Phil and Ed. Much appreciated. We’ll just have to use a lot of ???? for class years until Mike returns to his Research Desk at the Virtual Jasper Newsroom. ]

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ENDNOTE: Unethical; does it come back to bite you in the



The Ugly Unethical Underside of Silicon Valley
By Erin GriffithIllustration by Alconic for Fortune
December 28, 2016, 6:30 AM EST

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Breaking the rules makes you a Silicon Valley hero. That’s great if you’re breaking a dumb rule, not so much if you’re breaking an important one. Startup mythology is packed with stories of That Time Steve Jobs the Genius Did Whatever It Took to Win, and That Time in the 1990s that Larry Ellison the Badass Calculated Revenue the Way He Damn Well Pleased. Today’s founders cite Airbnb’s famous “farming” strategy (it spammed people advertising rentals on Craigslist to lure them to Airbnb). They speak breathlessly about how “T.K.”—Uber cofounder Travis Kalanick—has repeatedly ignored legal roadblocks. Admirers see an aggressive attitude and a $70 billion valuation, ignoring Uber’s careful, behind-the-scenes negotiations with regulators in many cities, notes Bradley Tusk, a political consultant for Uber.

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Is it enough to “win” by any means possible?

“One man cannot do right in one department of life whilst he is occupied in doing wrong in any other department. Life is one indivisible whole” ― Mahatma Gandhi


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