JASPER JOTTINGS Week 21  - 2017 May 21  

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



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POSITRACTION: Transit worker jumps in to aid two police officers



The moment a hero transit worker saved two female cop as a suspect attacked them and tried to steal their guns - before his bosses put him under INVESTIGATION for his heroism

Two female Tampa Bay police officers struggled to arrest Charles Kee, 26, at the transit center on April 26
Video of incident shows him punching one of the officers in the face while also trying to grab her gun, police say
Transit supervisor Tim Martin stepped in to help the officers and is set to receive an award from police for his heroism
But his bosses put him under investigation and said he could face disciplinary action because 'there was a stretch of time they didn't hear from him'
The investigation was later dropped and Martin will not face disciplinary action
Kee was arrested and charged with battery on a licensed security guard, trespass after warning, battery on a law enforcement officer, and more

By Regina F. Graham For Dailymail.com
PUBLISHED: 11:53 EDT, 8 May 2017 | UPDATED: 16:11 EDT, 8 May 2017

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The heroic moment a transit worker jumped in to help two female police officers when they were allegedly attacked by a suspect who tried to steal their weapons was caught on surveillance footage.

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Great story about initiative and courage. And, of course, that no good deed goes unpunished.

Who knows what would have happened if he had not stepped in?

It’s as close to that “saving a life” action than most people get. And, I’m afraid to say that others might not get involved or, even worse, be on the “wrong side”.

Nice to see that the folks in that particular “ivory tower” got the heads screwed on straight and didn’t punish the fellow.

Might even be a “training opportunity” to other officers.

Glad it all worked out and everyone go to home. Hope I can have that kind of courage.

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JFOUND: McFadden, Michael J. (MC1973) advances "veganism" like "smoking"



[JR: Pretty funny. Click on over if you want a laugh. If you’re on the liberal left, you may want to avoid the sarcasm.] 

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JNEWS: Kearns, Kristen [MC????] plans graduate studies



Five with Five: Bergen moms muse on motherhood
Tara Hopfenspirger, Special to The Record
Published 9:02 a.m. ET May 14, 2017 | Updated 3 hours ago

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Donna Kearns, Glen Rock

Donna Kearns knew she would love to raise her family in Glen Rock, the town in which she grew up. When she and her high school sweetheart, Kevin, were married in 1983, they were thrilled to move back into town after a brief stint in Elmwood Park. They have now been in the borough for 25 years.

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And the youngest, Kristen, recently graduated from Manhattan College and plans to pursue graduate studies.

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Kearns, Kristen [MC????]

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Dear John,

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



McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JLINKEDIN: Barry, Allison [MC2009] HR Case Mgr at Iron Mountain



Barry, Allison [MC2009]
HR Case Manager
Executive at Iron Mountain
Greater Boston Area 

Results driven professional with demonstrated strengths in organization, process improvement and communication skills who demonstrates a high level of integrity and commitment to confidentiality and excels in a fast paced environment. 

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JFACEBOOK: Glanville, David [MC2007] NYC real estate broker


FROM THE Manhattan College Alumni PUBLIC GROUP

David Glanville
> Today at 4:43pm
> NYC Real Estate Broker

Are you looking to Buy, Sell or Rent in NYC? This Jasper is here for you. Hello, fellow Jaspers! I am a 21-year licensed real estate broker and I'm located in NYC. If you need any assistance in real estate or if I can be of any service to you or someone you know, just let me know. You can reach me at the following email address: davidg@kwnyc.com

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Glanville, David [MC2007]

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JUPDATE: Blasi, Dawn-Marie V. [MC1989] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


JNEWS: Blasi, Dawn-Marie V. [MC1989] running unopposed Chatham BoE


Chatham budget vote and candidate information
Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017 12:00 am
Staff report Columbia-Greene Media

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Re: [JasperJottingsEditorial] JNEWS: Blasl, Dawn-Marie V. [MC1989] running unopposed Chatham BoE

Dear John,

I believe that Dawn’s last name is Blasi (rather than Blasl) but in any event, I believe that she is a member of the Class of 1989,


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Blasi, Dawn-Marie V. [MC1989]

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JLINKEDIN: Twardy, Mike [MC2006] TV Ops @ Hearst Stations



Twardy, Mike [MC2006]
Television Broadcast Operations
Hearst Stations Inc. / WCVB-TV  
Greater Boston Area

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JOBIT: Blasland, Warren Vincent Jr. [MC1966 RIP] on 2017-05May-11



Warren Vincent Blasland, Jr.

Warren Vincent Blasland, Jr., 72, of Wellington, Florida, passed away Thursday, May 11 surrounded by his loved ones.

Born on January 16, 1945, in New York City, Warren moved to Liverpool, New York at the age of two. He grew up in a devout Catholic home, the oldest of six boys, each became an altar boy at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Warren was a student at Liverpool High School where he excelled as a Varsity baseball pitcher. After graduation, Warren continued his studies at Manhattan College where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering and later attended Syracuse University, receiving his Master of Science Degree in Sanitary Engineering.

Shortly thereafter, he began a noteworthy career at O'Brien and Gere where he quickly rose to become a Senior Vice President. Warren then pursued and achieved his aspiration of beginning his own engineering company with the successful establishment of Blasland, Bouck & Lee. He served as President, CEO and Chairman of the Board, eventually opening up sixteen branches nationwide.

In the 1990s, Warren relocated to Boca Raton, where he launched a new engineering and financial consulting company, Blasland Consulting Services. His many talents, shrewd business acumen, collaborative spirit, and unrivaled thirst for challenges led him to initiate a myriad of successful business ventures across a variety of fields. He created businesses ranging from restaurants, to boat chartering, to jet leasing, to horse racing and breeding, to water remediation, and many others. Additionally, several patents bear Warren’s name. He positively affected innumerable families around the country, as he created nearly 1,000 jobs through his enterprises.

Although he was deeply committed to his many professions, Warren had an unparalleled sense of adventure and one of his greatest achievements was living life to the fullest. He was happiest when horseback riding through the Adirondack woods with dear friends, scuba-diving with sharks, exploring the world, unraveling his famous original stories on a whim to his delighted children, and spending time at the Fourth Lake "red camp" with his beloved family.

Warren was predeceased by his parents, Warren Vincent Sr. and Mary Claire (McCarthy) Blasland. He will be truly missed but always remembered by his children, Warren III (Purisima), David, and Brian (Jill); his daughter, Ashley Blasland; his grandchildren, Roderick, Brandy Marie, Christopher, Michael, Brian and Ava Blasland. He is also survived by his former wife, Angela Blasland; five brothers, Donald (Susan), Richard (Greer), Robert (Julie), James (Wendy), and Edward (Betsy) as well as many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, May 20th, 9:15 a.m. at FARONE & SON Funeral Home and 10 a.m. at Assumption Church, 812 N. Salina Street, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Burial will follow in Assumption Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Friday, May 19th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, 1500 Park Street, Syracuse. A rosary to be prayed at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Assumption Church Food Pantry, 808 N. Salina Street, Syracuse NY 13208. Share condolences at www.faroneandsoninc.com

Date of Death: May 11, 2017

Published in the in the Syracuse Post Standard from May 15 to May 16, 2017


Blasland, Warren Vincent Jr. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.faroneandsoninc.com/obituaries/Warren-Blasland-Jr/

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

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Dear John,

               I believe that Warren is a member of the Class of 1966.

                      May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Blasland, Warren Vincent Jr. [MC1966 RIP]

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JFOUND: Judge, H. Wayne [MC1960] Attorney in Glens Falls, NY



H. Wayne Judge

Attorney in Glens Falls, NY
Position Member

Admission Details

Admitted in 1964, New York and U.S. District Court, Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court

Law School Attended
Boston College
Class of 1963

University Attended
Manhattan College
Class of 1960
B.S.cum laude

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Judge, H. Wayne [MC1960]

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JNEWS: Tucci, Joseph M. [MC1969] BoD Motorola Solutions



May 15, 2017 05:39 PM Eastern Daylight Time

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI) today elected Joe Tucci to its board of directors. The former chairman and chief executive officer of EMC Corporation, Tucci led the company through a dramatic transformation and revitalization, moving its business model from a focus on high-end storage platforms into a federation of businesses with leadership in information storage, protection and security, infrastructure virtualization and cloud management and orchestration. He currently is co-chief executive officer and co-chairman of a Special Purpose Acquisition company, GTY Technology Holdings.

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Tucci, Joseph M. [MC1969]

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JVIDEO: Senior Poetry Reading



Manhattan College Senior Poetry Reading

[JR: 3 minutes with still photos.]

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JOBIT: Mohen, Joseph Conrad [MC1956 RIP] on 2017-05May-13



Joseph Conrad Mohen
1935 - 2017
AGE: 82 • Oaklyn

Joseph "Joe" Conrad Mohen, 82, of Oaklyn, NJ passed on Saturday morning at his home holding the hand of his adoring wife, Virginia (ne Kelly).

Joe was born in Astoria, New York in 1935, the second of five children of Jewel and James Mohen. He graduated with a B.S. from Manhattan College, received his M.B.A. from Hofstra University and served in the U.S. Air Force Reserves. Joe was a lifelong businessman and his passion for travel took him on adventures around the world. But his greatest happiness in life was enjoying his children, grandchildren and friends hand-in-hand with his loving soulmate, Virginia. He and Virginia were long-time residents of Garden City, NY and Cherry Hill, NJ before retiring to Oaklyn, NJ. Always a man of faith, he was a proud parishioner and Eucharistic Minister at Old Saint Joseph's Church in Philadelphia.

Joe is survived by Virginia, his wife of 61 years; his 10 children, Joseph, Thomas (Cynthia), Timothy (Chelsey), James (Diane), Christopher (Gretchen), Anne, Daniel (Gerri), Brian (Lisa), Kerry (Brian) and Sean; his 31 grandchildren, Joseph, Kelly, Matthew, Katherine (Nicholas), Colleen, Shannon, Kyle, Jacqueline, Jessica, Timothy, Thomas, Robert, Elizabeth, Samantha, Michael, Margaret, Christopher, Zachariah, Zo, Maximillian, Ryan, Brendan, Dylan, Caitlin, Jack, Liam, Malachy, Marie, Fiona, Colin, Devin; his great granddaughter, Virginia; his four siblings, Elizabeth, Girard, Peter and Christopher; as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives and dear friends.

Joe was predeceased by his son Daniel James, his daughter Suzanne, and his grandson Conor.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday May 19th at 10:00 A.M. at Old St. Joseph's Church, Philadelphia.

Ar dheis D go raibh a h'anam.

Published in Courier-Post on May 18, 2017


Mohen, Joseph Conrad [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

            I believe that Joseph is a member of the Class of 1956.
I also believe that his daughter is a member of the Class of

                     May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Mohen, Joseph Conrad [MC1956 RIP]

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

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JNEWS: Evans, John [MC2017] Valedictorian despite medical problems



Dobbs Ferry Resident, Blind Since Age 5, Is College Valedictorian
The man thought he had loss his vision due to a genetic disorder.
By Michael Woyton (Patch Staff) - May 17, 2017 1:37 pm ET

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Growing up in Westchester, Evans said he believed his loss of sight at a young age was due to a genetic disorder. However, in 2014, while a student at Manhattan, he learned his blindness was actually the result of a brain tumor.

Faced with a difficult surgery ahead, Evans remained in school, crediting the College’s Specialized Resource Center and his professors and friends for their support and flexibility while he dealt with a year’s worth of medical visits and tests.

A year later, Evans had published another collection of his poetry and prose, and earned Dean’s List honors, which he has received every semester of his college tenure.

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Evans, John [MC2017]

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JHQ: May 2017 Manhattan Monthly



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JHQ: Construction Industry Golf 2017-07JUL-24



2017 05May 18 July Golf

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ADMINISTRIVIA: Catholic/Christian Professionals Mix & Mingle 7/16/17 Bryant Park


The Catholic Fellowship of NYCThe Catholic Fellowship of NYC
Independent Religious Institutions Professional

Friday June 16, 2017 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Catholic/Christian Professionals Mix & Mingle Charity Event at the Bryant Park Lounge in Manhattan.Come meet other Catholic/Christian Professionals at this Mix & Mingle Charity Event benefiting Catholic Charities on Friday June 16, 2017 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. The event is held at the Bryant Park Lounge at Residence Inn Marriott - Times Square in Manhattan. Event details, click here: https://www.socialevents123.com/upcoming.shtml?eventid=6420

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[JR: Only remotely linked to Jaspers. Call it “editorial license”. Maybe a Jasper can meet a future spouse? I depended upon the “old nana’s network” (i.e., a loose consortium of Irish / Italian / Jewish /Puerto Rican grandmothers who’d say “he’s / she’s a nice boy”. And they’d make a Shidduch! (Unfortunately, I don’t know the Irish / Italian word for it. My English grandmother used the word. So as far as I’m concerned it’s the “queen’s english”)]

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JFACEBOOK: Stagnaro, Melissa (MC1997) remembers graduation


2017 05May 18 Stagnaro

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JOBIT: Schaefer, Richard ‘Dick’ Henry [MC???? RIP] on 2017-05May-16



Richard Schaefer
1929 - 2017

Schaefer Richard (Dick) Henry, of Islip, NY, on May 16, 2017.

Dick was born on March 15, 1929 in Woodhaven, New York, to the late Gregor, Sr. and Mary Catherine Schaefer. Dick attended Brooklyn Prep and graduated from Manhattan College. In September of 1957, he married Aileen Rose (nee Mannix) who predeceased him in 2015. She was the love of his life.

Dick was the most loving, generous and spiritual man who was adored by all who met him. He was founder and CEO of Richard H. Schaefer, Inc., his general contracting company. Dick shared his many talents by serving on the boards of Bay Shore Hospice, the YMCA, Good Samaritan Hospital and St. Mary's church building committee.

Along with Aileen, he also volunteered at the Bethany Hospitality Inn Soup Kitchen. Together, Aileen and Dick were named to the St. John the Baptist DHS Hall of Fame. They were honored by St. Mary's R.C. Church for their 30+ years of dedicated service.

Dick was an ocean lifeguard, lifelong swimmer and an avid boater. He cherished sailing his family and friends on his Chesapeake Bay skipjack - the Nine Belles.

He is survived by his ten adoring children, Mary Catherine (Peter) Gutmann, Aileen (Michael) Aviles, Ann (Philip) Flint Wood, Richard Henry, Jr., Elise, Mary Margaret (Sarah), Alison (Michael) Warner, Sheila (Michael) Schilling, Constance, Delia (Justin) Fulweiler and his beloved 14 grandchildren who affectionately called him "Opie". Dear brother of Gregor Schaefer, Jr., Cathleen Chapey and the late Marie O'Connor and Laurence A. Schaefer, Sr.

Reposing at The Fredrick J. Chapey & Sons West Islip Funeral Home, 1225 Montauk Highway (1-4 mile west of the Robert Moses Cswy.). Celebration of the Liturgy of Christian Burial Monday, 11:00AM will be held at St. Mary's R.C. Church at 20 Harrison Ave, East Islip, NY. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Mary's Church, 20 Harrison Avenue, East Islip, NY 11730 or Bethany Hospitality Inn soup kitchen, P.O. Box 56, Central Islip, NY 11722. Visiting on Saturday, from 6:00PM until 8:00PM and Sunday, from 2:00PM until 4:00PM and 6:00PM until 8:00PM.

Published in Newsday from May 19 to May 20, 2017


Schaefer, Richard ‘Dick’ Henry [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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JNEWS: Castro, Jordan [MC????] published ‘Smoke and Mirrors: Police Dreams’



Police Service Area 7 sergeant Jordan Castro debuts novel, ‘Smoke and Mirrors: Police Dreams’
By Robert Wirsing

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A local police sergeant’s novel reveals the challenges police officers face protecting and serving their communities.

As America was entrenched in a heated debate over police matters in the U.S., active Police Service Area 7 sergeant Jordan Castro patrolled by day and wrote by night.

Inspired by the writings of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Castro, a Riverdale native and son of Cuban immigrants, penned something much deeper than a typical police thriller.

In his debut novel, ‘Smoke and Mirrors: Police Dreams,’ the 37-year-old Manhattan College alum reflects upon modern American society and the profession of policing during the ‘Police Era,’ one of the most tumultuous periods in recent history.

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Castro, Jordan [MC????]

Smoke and Mirrors: Police Dreams

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ENDNOTE: Some men make a "nice catch"



Miraculous moment bystanders CATCH a toddler, 2, falling from a balcony after they spot her dangling from the edge

Little Elif Cakmak had been playing unsupervised in her family's apartment
She lost balance and fell off balcony at the building in Turkey's Sanliurfa Province
But crowd caught her after hearing her screams as she dangled perilously
By Scott Campbell For Mailonline
PUBLISHED: 08:13 EDT, 8 May 2017 | UPDATED: 08:58 EDT, 8 May 2017  

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This is the miraculous moment a group of hero bystanders caught a two-year-old toddler who fell from a balcony after they spotted her dangling from the edge.

Elif Cakmak had been playing unsupervised in her family's apartment in Turkey's Sanliurfa Province when she climbed on to the rails.

The little girl lost her balance and fell over the edge forcing her to perilously hang on or fall to the ground.

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As any reader knows, I love the “save a life” story.

Now the parents or guardians may have been negligent — but children are quick and squirmy — as anyone who’s watched them knows — but it’s great that these gents could make a “nice catch”!

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