JASPER JOTTINGS Week 08  - 2017 Feb 19   

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



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POSITRACTION: Moto — a fake flammable log for refugees



These Logs of Coffee Grounds Are a Lifeline for Encamped Refugees
by McKinley Corbley - Jan 29, 2017

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Instead of throwing out the grounds leftover from morning pots of coffee, these University of Toronto students are turning them into a valuable resource for refugees overseas.

Women and children in refugee camps reportedly perform 90% of their cooking using firewood. Family members are often put in danger when leaving the camp to gather more firewood, and it can be a strenuous hours-long endeavor.

The Canadian engineering students are hoping to eliminate that risk by with the creation of Moto: a fake flammable log made of sugar, coffee grounds, and paraffin wax that can burn for up to 90 minutes.

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Interesting idea.

Transport of the fake logs would be the stumbling block for me.

But given the applications in the USA — camping, barbecues, survival bags, disaster preps, and fireplaces — if the “logs” are 70˘ each, then it would seem they could be sold at a profit here and the funds transferred to refugees.

But excellent “in-jin-eering” work to get to this point.

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JOBIT: Kosar, Stephen J. Jr. [MC1962 RIP] on 2017-Feb-10



In Memory of
Stephen J. Kosar Jr.
December 17, 1935 - February 10, 2017

Stephen J. Kosar, Jr., a lifelong Yonkers resident, died on Friday February 10, 2017 at St. John's Riverside Hospital. He was 81 years old.

He was born on December 17, 1935 to Stephen J. and Dorothy Carson Kosar in Yonkers where he was raised and educated, graduating from Sacred Heart High School in 1954. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Manhattan College in 1962. Mr. Kosar was a financial officer at U.S. Life Insurance Company in Neptune, N.J. for thirty three years prior to his retirement.

He was a parishioner of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church and more recently of Christ the King Church. On August 18, 1956, he married his loving wife, Mary F. Spruck in Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Mrs. Kosar survives and lives in Yonkers. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Stephen L. Kosar and his wife Sue and John M. Kosar. He is also survived by two grandsons, Michael S. Kosar and his wife Natalie and Joseph S. Kosar (Kim) and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Mary Catherine Knoblock.

Visiting Hours will be at Whalen & Ball Funeral Home on Monday 4-8pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the former Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Tuesday February 14th at 10:30am. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.

Whalen & Ball Funeral Home 168 Park Ave. Yonkers, N.Y. 10703 (914)965-5488 www.whalenandballfh.com


Kosar, Stephen J. Jr. [MC1962 RIP]

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

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JOBIT: Neutts, John Gerald ‘Jack' [MC???? RIP] on 2017-Feb-06



In Memory of
John Gerald Neutts
November 15, 1930 - February 6, 2017

John Gerald (Jack) Neutts died Monday, February 6, 2017, at his home in Fort Myers at the age of 86.
He was born and raised in Carbondale and Scranton, PA, the son of the late Joseph Anthony Neutts and Loretta O'Malley Neutts. Jack graduated from Scranton Central High School and Manhattan College, NY. Upon graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, where he met the love of his life and future wife, Opal Huston. They had been married for 60 years until Opal's passing in 2013.
Jack had the gift of gab, making him a natural salesman. He started his career selling shoes for Kinney Corporation, eventually becoming the northeastern regional sales manager and moved to New York. From New York he moved to Wisconsin, leaving Kinney and opening a chain of men's clothing stores. He sold the chain and accepted a position as Executive Vice President with Dean Witter-Morgan Stanley, a stock brokerage in Fort Myers. He retired from that position and he and Opal enjoyed retirement in Fort Myers for over 35 years. Jack was an avid golfer, and enjoyed hitting the greens in his back yard. He checked the stock market on a daily basis, and had breakfast with his friends every morning at the local McDonalds restaurant.
Though the couple was not blessed with children, he is survived by several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Joseph, Donald and Miles.
A wake service will be held at 4:00 PM on Monday, Feb 13th, at Hodges-Kiser Funeral Home, 9231 Cypress Lake Dr., Fort Myers. A funeral mass will be held later at Church of the Resurrection, Fort Myers.

Arrangements under the direction of HODGES-KISER FUNERAL HOME, Fort Myers, FL.        


Neutts, John Gerald ‘Jack' [MC???? RIP]

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

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Dear John,

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

                 May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JEMAIL: Tighe, Bill [MC1954] finds some memories


Dear John,

          A fellow JASPER, Bill Tighe '54 sent me the link to
the site below:


      The 44 Club was where many of us spent Saturday
nights as well as after Basketball Games. A pitcher was $1.25
in those days! We went there so often, that John the
Waiter came to our wedding.

      When Jack Grogan,'53 RIP and I were drafted, this is
where our going away party was held. I am sure that many
JASPERS will fondly remember the place.



McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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Tighe, Bill [MC1954]

Grogan, Jack [MC1953 RIP]

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Pitchers of soda, of course. Great site for memories. If I can be political for a moment, I note at the end that after it was knocked down for “urban renewal” the Gooferment found they didn’t have any money to build. Laugh! Typical. What injineer starts a project without the wherewithall to finish it. Argh! Sad to lose your “favoritest places”. I feel the same way about the old Red Garter in the Village near Gertie’s Folks City. Great times; in not so great places. Laugh! The Red Garter was a “health code violation” by any standard. Laugh!] 

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JLINKEDIN: Figari, Krista [MC2007] Elementary School Teacher at NYC DoE



Figari, Krista [MC2007]
Elementary School Teacher at NYC Department of Education
New York, New York
Education Management

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JOBIT: Cervoni, Dominic Andrew [MC1951 RIP] on 2017-Feb-11



Dominic Andrew Cervoni
AGE: 87 • Pelham

Dominic Andrew Cervoni, DDS, of New Rochelle, formerly of Pelham, passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2017. He was 87 years old. Born in the Bronx to Joseph and Madeline, Dominic was one of four children. Dominic went to Stuyvesant High School in NYC before furthering his education at Manhattan College. He later attended Georgetown Dental School in Washington DC where he would meet Carmel Fama, his future wife of 61 years. After a 2-year courtship, Dominic and Carmel married in June of 1955. Dominic served in the USAF before establishing his dental practice in the Parkchester section of the Bronx in 1957.

Dominic's life revolved around his love of family and dentistry. He is described as a caring and charitable man, frequently taking in people who had nowhere else to go. Dominic loved to travel, enjoyed spending time with his family and was an avid photographer, who was never without his camera at family and social events. He was a member of the NYAC, where he enjoyed playing tennis. Dominic was a faithful parishioner of St. Catharine's Church. A devoted, loving and respected man, he will be missed by his wife, Carmel, and his children Anne Krichilsky (Ronald), Laura, Elizabeth, Paula, Stephanie Bellantoni, (Michael) and Thomas Cervoni (Kathleen). He also leaves behind his sister Catherine Mackenzie, 12 grandchildren and is now reunited with one grandchild who predeceased him.

Dominic's life will be celebrated at the Pelham Funeral Home, 64 Lincoln Ave., Pelham, NY on Tuesday February 14th from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday February 15th, at the Church of St. Catharine, 25 Second Ave. in Pelham NY. Interment will follow the Mass at Mount Calvary Cemetery, White Plains NY.

For more information or to write a condolence, please visit www.pelhamfuneral.com.

Published in the The Journal News on Feb. 14, 2017


Cervoni, Dominic Andrew [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

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

                           May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Cervoni, Dominic Andrew [MC1951 RIP]

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QUADRANGLE: Remembering Brother James “Santiago” Miller — a Servant of God



Murder of a Lasallian Educator: Remembering Brother James “Santiago” Miller
Posted on February 13, 2017 by The Quadrangle in Features
By Aaron Mayorga, Editor

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35 years ago this week, on the afternoon of February 13, 1982, Brother James A. Miller, F.S.C. – known affectionately by the locals as Hermano Santiago – was repairing a wall just outside

“La Casa Indígena De La Salle” or “The Indian Center.” Standing atop a step-ladder, Miller echoed his everyman roots as he worked to patch the damaged wall. Having been born to a family of farmers near Stevens Point, Wis., it was emblematic of Miller’s character to find the 6-foot-2-inch, 220-pound missionary working with his hands.

Amidst the violence and terror of the Guatemalan Civil War, the Indian Center was thought to be a sanctuary from all the bloodshed, which was tucked away in the picturesque highlands of western Guatemala. Located over 150 miles from Guatemala City, an 18-hour trip by bus, it seemed unfathomable that tragedy would strike Huehuetenango – the city in which the Indian Center was situated.

That is, until it did.

As Miller worked, an automobile carrying three hooded gunmen sped past. Unloading their entire magazines at the Christian Brother from point-blank range, Miller was struck and killed instantly. According to Sister Madeleva Manzanares Suazo, who worked in a nearby hospice and rushed to his side after hearing the gunshots, the 37-year old Wisconsin native was dead before he hit the ground.

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[JR: Requiescat In Pacem] 

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JLINKEDIN: Comerford, Edward [MC1993] Equity Sales Trader at Deutsche Bank



Comerford, Edward [MC1993]
Equity Sales Trader at Deutsche Bank
Morris Plains, New Jersey
Investment Banking

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JFOUND: Ellsworth, Robert ‘Blitz’ [MC1983] interviewed



> Overkill’s Bobby Blitz: Adaptation + Reinvention Fuels Longevity; Singer Talks ‘The Grinding Wheel’ [Interview]
> By Full Metal Jackie February 13, 2017 10:26 AM

Overkill‘s Bobby Blitz was the latest guest on Full Metal Jackie’s weekend radio program discussing the thrasher’s new album, ‘The Grinding Wheel.’ The record is the 18th from the New Jersey icons and the frontman spoke about keeping their sound fresh with different dynamics, their work ethic, longevity, their punk influences and more. Check out the chat below.

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>> Bobby, another band called Overkill was part of the Los Angeles punk scene at the same time that your band was beginning on the East Coast. How aware were you of them and the L.A. punk scene in general?

>> Well of course we were aware of it. They released I think simultaneous or very close to our first release and I think there was confusion from both camps, people either the metalheads or the people in that L.A. punk scene. I actually remember the record and own it, it’s called The Triumph of the Will which came out in 1985 when our Feel the Fire [album] came out. We weren’t that close to the L.A. punk scene.

>> But I can tell you, we were very close to the New York punk scene. When I went to Manhattan college in the Bronx, I was a one train, subway ride away from getting down to The Village. Being able to walk on the hallowed ground of CBGBs, Great Gildersleeves, The Mud Club even existed at that point. Max’s of Kansas City. That is where a lot of our energetic inspiration came from. There were iconic bands from that era and area that existed whether it be The Ramones or I remember seeing Blondie on the street. Iggy Pop was living in New York. The Dead Boys came in from Cleveland and set up house in New York and I was also a big [New York] Dolls and Heartbreakers fan. So I think punk for sure influences this band, but I think it was more East Coast punk.

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> Bobby Ellsworth> From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia> This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. Please help by adding reliable sources. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediately, especially if potentially libelous or harmful. (November 2013) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)

> Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth

Ellsworth live at Jalometalli in Finland, August 2008

Background information
> Birth name Robert Ellsworth
> Also known as Blitz
> Born May 5, 1959 (age 57)
> Origin New Jersey, U.S.
> Genres Thrash metal, speed metal, groove metal, heavy metal
> Occupation(s) Musician
> Instruments Vocals, bass guitar
> Years active 1980–present
> Associated acts Overkill, The Cursed

Robert Ellsworth (born May 5, 1959[1]), best known as Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth, is the lead vocalist of New Jersey thrash metal band Overkill. He has been the lead vocalist of Overkill since its inception in 1980, and he and bassist D.D. Verni are the only constant members. Although a bassist, he focuses on vocals in the band.

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Dear John,

              I believe that Bobby is a member of the Class of 1983.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Ellsworth, Robert ‘Blitz’ [MC1983]

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JOBIT: Bennett, William ‘Bill' [MC1950 RIP] on 2017-Feb-09



William "Bill" Bennett

William "Bill" Bennett, 91, slipped the surly bonds of earth last Thursday, February 9th, 2017, at Liberty Heights in Colorado Springs, his home for the last seventeen years. Bill was preceded in death by Mary, his wife of 47 years, and is survived by his sons, Paul and John, his grandchildren David and Elizabeth, and many friends that will miss his smiles, jokes, and dedication to service.

He spent the formative years of his life in Queens, New York, and volunteered for the US Army Air Forces as soon as Uncle Sam would take him. He trained as a gunner in B-17s, but his aspirations were cut short by the ending of WWII. After earning a Bachelor's degree from Manhattan College, he eagerly returned to the Air Force, this time as a First Lieutenant at the start of the Korean War. The war ended and Bill again halted his Air Force career. The skies kept calling though and he joined the Air Force for the third time, eventually accumulating 9,000 hours of flight time, a Master Navigator's rating, and many amazing flying stories. His favorite story, though, was of a party with the Air Force nurses, one of whom knocked him for a loop the moment he first saw her. Bill commuted from Houston, Texas (his home base) to Montgomery, Alabama (her home base) every weekend until finally, on the third proposal, Mary said "Yes". In 1954, Bill married the love of his life.

Bill's Air Force career took him and his family abroad to many interesting places, not least of which was Thailand, where he spent two years as Chief of Protocol during the height of the Vietnam War. This turned out to be a fabulous gig, as it involved meeting everyone who was anyone who passed through Thailand. Bill had to keep several mess dress uniforms ready to go at all times, and Mary never tired of donning Thai silk gowns for formal dinners with the King and Queen, and whichever dignitary was in town.

The Air Force sent Bill to Colorado Springs in 1969, where, with thirty years' service, he retired at the tender age of 49. There was much golf to be played, of course, but before long, Bill reevaluated his priorities; he was first and foremost a loving husband and wonderful father, but he wasn't about to sit idle. He joined the Rotary Club, where he was a Paul Harris Fellow for the next few decades. He started his own software company, before most people had heard of the term "software". Then, one fateful day when walking to the mailbox, he realized he was out of breath. That was the day the cigars went in the trash and the running started. Bill had competed in intercollegiate track, and running was in his blood. He joined the Pikes Peak Road Runners and remained an active member well into his eighties. The year he turned 60, after having run who knows how many 10Ks and Pike's Peak marathons, Bill qualified for the Boston Marathon, completing the race in just over four hours.

Bill will be greatly missed…

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 12, from 2:00 to 3:00 PM at the Swan Law Funeral Home, 501 N. Cascade, Colorado Springs, followed by a memorial service.

Published in The Gazette on Feb. 14, 2017


Bennett, William ‘Bill' [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/gazette/william-bennett-bill-condolences/184129498?cid=full

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Dear John,

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

                  May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Bennett, William ‘Bill' [MC1950 RIP]

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

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JHQ: Alma Mater raise 2M$ for programs



On Thursday, February 9, 2017, over 650 guests gathered in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria New York to present the 2017 De La Salle Medal to Stephen J. Squeri '81, Vice Chairman of American Express Company.

We are proud to share that this year's event raised a record-breaking $2 million!

The funds raised will support Manhattan College's student scholarship and financial aid programs.

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JNEWS: Muniz, Luis [MC1999] is a lucky man



Valentine’s Special: Local couples on life and love, by Emily Kluver
February 13, 2017 2:29 am by gbrook@pipeline.com

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Lizzette & Luis

2017 02Feb 13 Luis and Lizzette pic

Lizzette Muniz, an attorney and President of the Brooklyn Bridge Rotary Club, and her husband, Luis, a Nuclear Medicine Technologist, have been married for 15 years, together for 20, and friends for 25.

Sitting in D’Amico Coffee, the dynamic duo thought back to the early days of their relationship. They had become friends back while attending Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx.

After high school, she went to Fordham and he attended Manhattan College. Of the time, Luis says simply, “We stayed behind and stayed in touch.” Expanding, Lizzette notes that they “were some of the few commuters from our group.”

Naturally, they grew closer, but they didn’t start dating right away. Lizzette recalls that it was while she watched Luis give a toast as the best man at a wedding that she began to see him in a different light.

“I realized how charming he was,” she explains.

The rest, as they say, is history. Luis proposed to Lizzette while they were vacationing in Mexico.

Teasingly, Luis points out that the first thing she said when he proposed was, “You didn’t get a haircut.”

“I didn’t want to remember that,” Lizzette replies sheepishly.

Eight years ago, their relationship hit another major milestone when the couple welcomed their daughter, Lila, into the world.

How did having a child change their lifestyle?

“[It changed] everything,” Luis replies without missing a beat.

“How didn’t it change?” Lizzette adds, laughing. “After having a baby, we realized we were never going anywhere ever again.”

But despite the changes to their lifestyle, Lizzette and Luis have remained strong as a couple and a family.

How do they make relationships look easy?

“Don’t go to bed angry,” Luis advises. Lizzette thinks for a moment, “And keep your fights between yourselves. You’ll forgive each other, but others might not forgive and forget so easily.”

As for relationship role models, Lizzette and Luis haven’t really had any. They smile at the idea and Luis shakes his head, “No, no one”.

“Recently, Barack and Michelle,” Lizzette notes with tones of admiration

In the end, what matters the most to this dynamic couple is their friendship.

Lizzette explains that the other day on Facebook, she read a post asking people to come up with the name of someone they would most like to sit next to on a park bench for two hours, just talking.

“I thought it was so easy—Luis.” Lizzette explains.

Then, after reading other people’s responses of important historical figures like Abraham Lincoln and Mahatma Gandhi, Lizzette says she thought for a moment about whether she should have chosen someone famous and dead.

“I’d still choose Luis,” she says without hesitation. “I think it’s good I can spend time with someone I want to be with more than anyone else.”

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Muniz, Luis [MC????]

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Dear John,

              I believe that Luis is a member of the Class of 1999.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Muniz, Luis [MC1999]

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JOBIT: Malus, Raymond John [MC???? RIP] on 2017-Feb-05



March 21, 1943 - February 5, 2017

RAY was born in New York City, one of a set of fraternal twins. At a very early age, they both were assessed as uncommonly bright. RAY taught himself to play the guitar, and suddenly he was popular. RAY went to Manhattan College on a Physics Honor Scholarship. He started playing Music professionally. He toured with a "Pop" band for four years. He did Radio Broadcasting work then became a "Lounge Act."

RAY taught himself Musical Arranging and Composition. As a "Lounge Act" he played Los Angeles Clubs, played at the Sahara Hotel and opened the Landmark Hotel, in Las Vegas. He played Harold's Club and the Riverside Hotel, in Reno, and entertained for many years on Princess Cruises. He studied acting at Zena Provendie's Actor's Lab, in Hollywood.

In 1985 he abandoned "Show Biz" and became a Programmer/Analyst at UCLA School of Dentistry. In a couple of years he became the Director over Computer Systems. During this time RAY became Choir Director at St. Martin - In - the Fields Episcopal Church, in Winnetka, CA, and wrote Choral Music.

In 1999, RAY married for the first time to Sharron, they actually met on a Cruise many years before. In 2005 RAY retired, he wrote, directed and did web design and programming = usually for free. In May 2008, RAY became a member of the San Fernando Valley Branch of the California Writers Club. In 2011 for his efforts on behalf of the Branch, he was awarded the Jack London Award for Service. In 2015, his contributions at the State level, he received the Club's Distinguished, Ina Coolbrith Award for exemplary service to CWC and the central board - only the eighth ever bestowed in 100 years.

RAY was a widely recognized Author, Poet, Commentator and Playwright. His writing appear on many websites and in numerous anthologies. RAY is the author of five published books.

RAY will be remembered for his denotation to SERVICE and his sense of humor and that BEAUTIFUL Voice. RAY is survived by Sharron, his wife of 18 years and his brother, Richard.

Service will be held on February 18, 2017, 11:00 a.m., at St. Martin - in - the - Fields Episcopal Church, 7136 Winnetka Ave., Winnetka, CA 91306; (818) 348-1419. In lieu of flowers, please make donations "In Ray's memory" to his Church, St. Martin - in - the Fields.

Published in Los Angeles Daily News on Feb. 15, 2017


Malus, Raymond John [MC???? RIP]

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Message from Sharron Malus,

Thank You for your condolences.

RAY was a PERFECT HUSBAND and the all around wonderful man, as so many have told me.



[JR: I am always humbled when I get a response. Dona Nobis Pacem] 

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Dear John,

             I believe that Raymond is a member of the Class of 1964,
and his brother Richard is a member of the same Class.

              May He Rest In Peace,


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Malus, Raymond John [MC1964 RIP]

Malus, Richard [MC1964]

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JHQ: Manhattan Monthly: February 2017


[JR: Alma Mater has “improved” this monthly email. So I can’t give you just one link. Argh!] 


Manhattan Monthly: February 2017

De La Salle Medal Dinner Raises Record $2 Million
Held on Thursday, February 9, Manhattan College’s 2017 De La Salle Medal dinner was the most successful in the event’s history, raising more than $2 million for student scholarships, financial aid and programming, making a Manhattan College education accessible for more students.
Manhattan College Joins Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success
The College has joined a group of more than 90 public and private colleges and universities to broaden access for all students and reframe the college admissions process, providing an alternative way to apply to college.
Black History Month Events in Full Swing
Throughout the month of February, Manhattan College has hosted a series of events, celebrating the legacy of African-Americans and their contributions to world history, arts, culture and current events.
Students Help Bronx Residents Navigate Tax Season
With the arrival of tax season, students in the School of Business have partnered with the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program at the Northwest Bronx Resource Center’s University Neighborhood Housing Program to provide tax preparation services to Bronx residents free of charge.
Civil Engineers Examine Daylighting on the Saw Mill River
Liliana Calix ’18 and Michael Frugis ’18, two Manhattan College students raised in Westchester County, immersed themselves in the Yonkers community last summer to conduct research that examined the water quality of the Saw Mill River.
Lora Sarich Named Jaspers' Head Volleyball Coach
Sarich is the winningest coach in the University of Northwest Ohio's history, leading the team to 111 victories during her four seasons as head coach.
[JR: Had to edit out a lot of extraneous HTML to get it to this size. Tell me it was worth it?]  

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JOBIT: Gundersheim, Charles M. [MC1957 RIP] on 2017-Feb-10


Charles M. Gundersheim

Sales director in the dairy industry, devoted member of St. John the Evangelist Church, of Lambertville

Charles M. Gundersheim, 81, of Lambertville, N.J., died peacefully ay his home on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017.

Born in the Bronx, N.Y., Charles had been a Lambertville resident for 28 years. Earlier he had lived in Charlotte Hall, Md., Medford Lakes, N.J., Kansas City, Mo., and Wesley Hills, N.Y., as he pursued his career as a successful sales director in the dairy industry. He retired from Star Kay White, Inc. in Congers, N.Y., after 10 years of service. Earlier he had worked for Lehigh Valley Dairy in Allentown, Pa., and in the dairy division of Southland Corp. in Waldorf, Md., Philadelphia and Kansas City.

He was a devoted member and volunteer at St. John the Evangelist Church in Lambertville and an active Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus - St. John the Evangelist Council. Charles was a past grand knight and served on many council committees and was a member of the District's Honorary Color Guard.

He earned his BS degree in business at Manhattan College.

Charles was a man of deep faith, devoted to his family, his church and community. He held strong convictions which he shared sometimes forcefully but, more often with gentle humor.

He was the father of the late Kathryn M., Carolyn and Nora A. Gundersheim; and the son of the late Carl and Mary Moore Gundersheim. He is survived by his beloved wife, Judy Beach Gundersheim; his children, William C. Cole and his wife, Karen, of Hollywood, Pa.; Theresa M. Weaver of Kansas City, Mo., and Thomas J. Cole of North Brunswick, N.J.; his grandchildren, John L. Madden, Hayden A. Weaver, Derrick T. Weaver and Allison R Cole.

The Funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at St. John the Evangelist Church, 44 Bridge Street, Lambertville, N.J. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Mt. Holly, N.J. Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Van Horn-McDonough Funeral Home (vhmfh.com), 21 York Street, Lambertville, N.J. Donations in Charles' memory may be made to the Knights of Columbus, St. John the Evangelist Council, 13 N. Main Street, Lambertville, N.J. 08530.

Van Horn-McDonough Funeral Home 21 York Street Lambertville, NJ 08530 609-397-0105

Published in Hunterdon County Democrat on Feb. 16, 2017


Gundersheim, Charles M. [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

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

                  May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Gundersheim, Charles M. [MC1957 RIP]

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MNEWS: Alma Mater Upgrades to 4K Television Studio



Manhattan College Upgrades to 4K Television Studio with Blackmagic Design

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Manhattan College is a private liberal arts college located in Riverdale, NY, a neighborhood in the northwest portion of the Bronx. In 2008, the college formed a new communication department, and as part of that initiative they began building a new, professional television studio for students in the broadcasting/telecommunications program. Their plan was to build the studio in high definition; however, due to the 2008 financial crisis, the decision was made at the last minute to make the studio SD instead of HD.

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It took several years, but after putting in several proposals the department received the funds necessary to upgrade the studio to HD. While researching new equipment, Michael realized that Blackmagic Design's line of studio products would allow them to leapfrog over HD and upgrade the studio to 4K for roughly the same price.

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"I believe we were the first college in the area to upgrade our studio environment to 4K," added Michael. "I found one facility in NYC that's ever offered a 4K studio and it's not a school. Other colleges have started to use 4K cinema cameras in the field but as far as a studio goes I think we are ahead of the curve. It's an environment that has really benefitted us, and something that other colleges and professionals can certainly achieve as well."

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[JR: That’s a smart use of money and provides the future Jaspers with “real world” experience. Wonder if the engineering school is watching? That’s what we should hear about in “fund raising”. Like an Alma Mater Go Fund Me page?]

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JOBIT: McKenna, Thomas Burke ‘Tommy' [MC???? RIP] on 2016-Nov-29



Thomas Burke "Tommy" McKenna (1952 - 2016)

Anchorage resident Mr. Thomas "Tommy" Burke McKenna, 64, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, at his home in Anchorage, Alaska.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at St. Patrick Parish, 2111 Muldoon Road, Anchorage, AK 99504.

Thomas was born on March 14, 1952, to Thomas Edmund and Audrey Elizabeth (Hammerman) McKenna in New York, N.Y. He had graduated from Power Memorial High School and furthered his education at Manhattan College.

Thomas had moved to Anchorage in 1997, where he has resided ever since. He retired from SteelFab in 2016. He loved his family and friends; fishing, reading, football, hockey and nature.

"There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, a rapture on the lonely shore ... there is a society where none intrudes, I love not man the less, but nature more." - Lord Byron.

Thomas was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Debbie and Kevin McCauley of Sumter, S.C.; nephews, Michael, Raymond and John McCauley, all of Sumter, S.C.; sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Uan Sam of South Windsor, Conn.; niece, Ashlee Sam of South Windsor, Conn.; nephew, Ryan Sam of South Windsor, Conn.; sister, Sheila Ofsuryk of Windsor, Conn.; and nephews, Dillon and Beaudie Ofsurtyk of Windsor, Conn.

Please visit Thomas' obituary and online guestbook at www.AlaskanFuneral.com.

Anchorage Funeral Home & Crematory 1800 Dare Ave. Anchorage, AK 99515 (907) 345-2244

Published in Alaska Dispatch News on Feb. 17, 2017


McKenna, Thomas Burke ‘Tommy' [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/adn/thomas-burke-mckenna-tommy-condolences/184158553?cid=full

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Dear John,

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

               May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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MNEWS: Nailing a half-court short by Sienna versus Jaspers



Woman's $500 half-court shot ends with surprise marriage proposal
Alex Lasker, AOL.com
Feb 17th 2017 2:20PM
Talk about a lucky shot.

After nailing a half-court short during halftime at a Siena College vs. Manhattan College men's basketball game in New York City on Thursday, Erin Tobin received two awesome prizes.

Since the show was part of a Dunkin' Donuts promotion, the lucky shooter took home a $500 gift card to the popular franchise.

Even better than a few months of complimentary coffee?

Tobin's boyfriend, Steve Duckett, who was hiding inside the Dunkin' Donuts mascot costume on the sidelines, proposed immediately after she sunk the phenomenal shot.

[JR: Imagine if she said “no”! Mozel tov to the happy couple.] 

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JNEWS: Leary, Tim [MC1967] St. Francis Prep boys’ basketball coach retires



Lasting legacy for Leary: Prep coach honored at last home game
By Laura Amato

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Tim Leary didn’t always want to be a teacher. He never really planned on being a coach either. More than 40 years after he became both, Leary can’t quite imagine anything else.

The longtime St. Francis Prep boys’ basketball coach, retiring after 43 years on the sidelines, was honored at the Terriers’ final home game of the season Sunday afternoon as former players and students packed the gym to celebrate his unexpected and incredibly successful career.

“I was going to be a cop like everybody else in my family. I had taken the test and I was waiting to get on the job out of school,” Leary said. “I just got married out of college and I needed a job, so while I was waiting I took to teaching. And I was like ‘this is great.’ I’ll be on the beach during the summer and I never really looked back after that.”

Leary – a 1963 Prep grad – was a star on the hardwood before he started pacing the sidelines. He played both basketball and baseball for the Terriers and went on to compete at Manhattan College, leading the Jaspers to two NIT appearances.

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Leary, Tim [MC????]

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Dear John,

          I believe that Tim is a member of the Class of 1967

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Leary, Tim [MC1967]

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ENDNOTE: Fasting?



3 Reasons You Should Abstain from Your Vices During Springtime
By: Maggie McCrackenJanuary 29, 2017

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If you grew up Catholic, you’re already familiar with the practice of giving something up for Lent. In fact, the idea of fasting or parting with our vices for a predetermined period of time isn’t specific to Christianity. Islam, Judaism, Buddhism and pagan religions all have various traditions of fasting, generally as a means for developing compassion for the less fortunate, disciplining one’s mind and honoring a higher power.

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Isn’t that a subtle dig at Catholics?

I never understood this and wrote about it in my “opus”. Although calling it an “opus” seems pompous!

“Always sounded dumb to her, how would my not eating help a starving kid in China.” — Character Jody — CHURCH 10●19●62 page 73

Maybe now I understand that we were supposed to put money in “mite boxes”. But I’m really not sure.

Small sacrifices aren’t going to “save the world”. What’s needed imho is a change in thinking. Now I know to call it memes and paradigms. Memes, like their counterpart genes, are those “ideas” that keep the common folk in poverty. Paradigms, “pair of dimes”, is how we see and interpret the external world. Either can kill us or enslave us.

So sad.

IMHO Gooferment is the meme that imprisons up to thinking that we don’t have to take personal responsibility. Yes, we are our brother’s keeper.

IMHO Gooferment doing “charity” is the paradigm that makes us think it’s OK for us to rob our neighbor for the things we think are good for everyone. Argh!

Dona Nobis Pacem

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