JASPER JOTTINGS Week 24  - 2017 Jun 11   

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



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POSITRACTION: After Manchester Arena Explosion, heroism



Hero Woman Rescues 50 Children After Horrifying Manchester Arena Explosion

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After an explosion occurred at Manchester Arena last night, scores of panicked teenagers scattered into the streets. One woman felt the blast from nearby Victoria Station, and stepped in immediately to help. Her actions are now being showered with praise by social media users, who have dubbed her the ‘Angel of Manchester.’

“We ran out. It was literally seconds after the explosion. I got the teens to run with me,” she told local media. The 48-year-old West Dalton native, named Paula Robinson, managed to corral about 50 young victims, and eventually led them to a nearby hotel. In a series of Facebook posts, she shared their ordeal and pleaded with parents to come for their children, even going as far as posting her personal phone number to be contacted for information. It’s unknown whether or not all of the kids have been located and picked up, but Robinson’s fast response and selfless lending of assistance was undoubtedly a comfort to them.

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I’m sure this was an instinctive response.

A known tactic is to have secondary explosions to kill emergency responders.

But, anytime one heads into danger, that’s heroic in my mind.

Clearly, NOT her children, but someone’s.

Hope I can do that someday.

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JLINKEDIN: Rivera, Frank [MC1966] CPA Puerto Rico



Frank Rivera Sr.
Tax & Business Advisor, CPA
Frank Rivera & Associates 
Puerto Rico area 

Frank Rivera has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1970 and is a highly respected and nationally recognized tax professional. He is a tax and business advisor to United States, Puerto Rico and foreign investors seeking investments under Tax Exemption Programs of Puerto Rico.

Mr. Rivera has over 35 years experience and special expertise in Puerto Rico, United States and International Corporate Income Taxes and Tax Exemptions Programs. 

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Rivera, Frank [MC1966]

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ADMINISTRIVIA: Alma Mater alumni page on Facebook ... ...


Alma Mater alumni on Facebook ... ...

… … has been closed to comments completely now.

(Guess they want total control of the messaging to alums. I foresee just boring old updates about fund raising, donations, and their events.)

The impact is that I can NOT post the weekly link there. So, if folks want it in their email, then they have to “subscribe”. If they just want to read it, then it’s always linked off of http://www.jasperjottings.com/.

Sorry. Not my fault.

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The ability to post has “reappeared”. But those post are NOT displayed on the main page. You have to go to a sub-page to see them. Argh!


There you will find “visitor posts”.

Argh! Argh!

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JLINKEDIN: Mastronardi, Rocco [MC1984] Senior Staff Engineer at NYC Comptroller



Mastronardi, Rocco [MC1984]
Senior Staff Engineer at NYC Office of the Comptroller - Bureau of Engineering
NYC Office of the Comptroller - Bureau of Engineering  
Croton On Hudson, New York

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JNEWS: Torres, Rick [MC????] CEO National Student Clearinghouse



Rick Torres | President and Chief Executive Officer, National Student Clearinghouse

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Rick Torres is the Chief Executive Officer and President of the National Student Clearinghouse, a position he has held since January 2008.

Prior to joining the Clearinghouse, Torres spent his career in the private sector, both in the U.S. and abroad, spanning several industry sectors, including health care, financial services, and fast-moving consumer goods in leadership positions, including finance, sales, marketing, operations, technology, and executive management for PepsiCo, Philip Morris/Kraft Foods and Capital One.

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Torres holds an M.B.A. in International Finance from Georgetown University and bachelor’s degrees in both Marketing and Management from Manhattan College.

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My passions include modern music, sports as a lifelong Yankees supporter as well as the Georgetown Hoyas and Manhattan College Jaspers.

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Torres, Rick [MC????]

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JUPDATE: Hattar, Ronald [MC2003] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


JNEWS: Hattar, Ronald [MC2003] Superintendent Yorktown Central2017-Jun-03
Hattar Named Superintendent of Yorktown School District
June 2, 2017 at 5:10 PM

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Dear John,

             I believe that Ronald is a member of the Class of 2003.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Hattar, Ronald [MC2003]

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JUPDATE: Kennedy, Joseph Martin [MC1970 RIP] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


JOBIT: Kennedy, Joseph Martin [MC1970 RIP] on 2017-05MAY-19
Joseph Martin Kennedy January 31, 1949 - May 19, 2017 New Jersey


Dear John,

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

                     May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Kennedy, Joseph Martin [MC1970 RIP]

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COMMENT: Toner, Mike (MC1972) thinks Kennedy was 1972


RE: Joe Kennedy obit

There was a Joe Kennedy in my class - 1972. I remember that he had a job at the NY Times and was an early admirer of Aretha Franklin and soul music. Birth date is about right for class of ’72.

Toner, Mike (MC1972)

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[JR:  Mike thinks it’s 1970.] 

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COMMENT: Tighe, Don (MC1954) asks about the Greenleaf


RE: 2013 Greenleaf pic

Is the Greenleaf gone ??
I was one if the early customers.
Don Tighe, ‘54B

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[JR: I was a Customer too, but not early. Usually after class. Trying to douse the “flames of ignorance”. I think it’s been gone for a long time. So have many of the other watering holes. Alma Mater didn’t like them; nor the “near occasion of sin” that they presented. And drunken Jaspers generated a lot of flack for the PR folks. From what I seen over the years, it’s not a problem going away anytime soon. Maybe when all “drugs” including alcohol are “unregulated”, then the allure of all of them will be wiped away. And, parent can teach there children “responsibility”. Probably not in my lifetime, but I can hope. Besides what will an out of work drug dealer do?] 

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JNEWS: Haggerty, Jeannine [MC1991] Women in Tech Award



Business 4th Annual Women In Tech Awards To Honor 4
The Westchester County Association will hold the awards luncheon June 22.
By Lanning Taliaferro (Patch Staff) - June 6, 2017 8:39 am ET

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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY —With Westchester emerging as a biotech and health tech hub, the Westchester County Association is working to encourage women to enter STEM careers. Historically, fewer women than men have chosen careers in STEM fields. The good news is that attitudes are changing, WCA officials said.

Three years ago, the WCA inaugurated the Women in Tech Awards Luncheon to honor the pioneering women in STEM fields who work locally. The Fourth Annual Women in Tech Awards Luncheon June 22 will honor four more outstanding women.

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2017 06Jun 06 Haggerty

Jeannine Haggerty, General Manger of Con Edison’s Bronx and Westchester Electric Operations, is responsible for managing the operations of Con Ed’s Electric Distribution Systems serving 1.4 million customers in a 41 square mile area. Prior to this, she was a Director in the company’s Information Technology (IT) organization where she oversaw technology-related initiatives such as leading an enterprise wide HR/Payroll system and developing strategic roadmaps for mission-critical applications, including Distribution Automation, Outage Management and iOS mobile apps.

Ms. Haggerty led several other initiatives that included system design and architecture, application development and implementation. She devotes a great deal of time mentoring employees with a special interest in attracting women into IT and has led various IT-focused recruiting initiatives. Jeannine Haggerty holds a BA from Manhattan College and a MS from NY Institute of Technology.

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Haggerty, Jeannine [MC????]

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Dear John,

           I believe that Jeannine is a member of the Class of 1991.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Haggerty, Jeannine [MC1991]

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JNEWS: Deegan, Thomas E. [MC1985] COO Clearbrook



June 06, 2017 08:30 ET
Clearbrook Global Advisors Promotes Thomas E. Deegan to COO
Continued institutional interest in a total solution for portfolios creates increased need for innovative OCIO product offerings

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jun 6, 2017) - Clearbrook Global Advisors, a privately held, independent investment management firm, today announced the promotion of Thomas E. Deegan to Chief Operating Officer, responsible for overseeing the operational growth of the firm and its expanded product offerings. Mr. Deegan is based in the firm's New York headquarters and reports to Elliott Wislar, Chief Executive Officer.

Since joining Clearbrook in 2014 as Managing Director, Mr. Deegan has been instrumental in leading the firm's mission of introducing innovative solutions for institutional clients that meet their financial goals. Prior to joining Clearbrook, Mr. Deegan was the independent Trustee for the Stamford Policemen's Pension Fund where he was responsible for overseeing the investment selection and management of the $200MM+ pension fund. Prior to Stamford Policemen's Pension Fund, Mr. Deegan was a Founding Partner and Chief Operating Officer of GlobeOp Financial Services, a provider of outsourced middle, back-office and fund administration services to the hedge fund community.

"Clearbrook is and always will be a strategic advisor and consultant that prides itself in listening to client's concerns and creating investment solutions that meet their financial needs based on their feedback and our fund management expertise," said Mr. Wislar. "Tom has demonstrated his commitment to sharing in the firm's vision of collaborating with clients and putting their best interests first by managing and introducing investment solutions that can generate positive investment results."

Mr. Deegan added, "I have worked with Clearbrook from both the client and consultant side and I am fortunate to be part of a firm that continues to prove their reputation as an innovative partner that collaborates with managers to provide clients with investment strategies that are in line with their financial goals."

Mr. Deegan received his MBA from Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y. and a B.E. in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College in Bronx, New York.

About Clearbrook

Clearbrook provides comprehensive, objective investment advice and solutions to institutional investors worldwide, across all asset classes, for both discretionary and non-discretionary mandates. With approximately $28 billion in assets under advisement, our business model is founded in independent thinking, disciplined research and analysis, and vision tempered with experience. Our culture is client driven, focusing on customized investment solutions for each client's unique objectives and needs. We bring actionable insights to every meeting, beginning with our first presentation. For more information, please visit www.clearbrookglobal.com.

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Deegan, Thomas E. [MC????]

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Dear John,

            I believe that Thomas is a member of the class of 1985.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Deegan, Thomas E. [MC1985]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Key West Lou


Good Morning All,

A prayer request for Key West Lou '57. Lou has been in our prayers before as his back problems give him problems from time to time. We pray that, this time as well, his pain and discomfort is cleared up quickly. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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Petrone, Louis S. "Key West Lou" (MC1957)

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JHQ: 2017 Reunion photos



Manhattan College added 10 new photos — with George Savino and 5 others.2 hrs Nearly 450 Jasper alumni joined us on campus last weekend for a spectacular reunion! Browse the full gallery and download photos at graphics.manhattan.edu. Go Jaspers!

[JR: Unfortunately, there’s no way to tag the photos with names. Bummer. But there’s 400+. I happened to see my old bridge partner Bill Fife.] 

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JHQ: Good advice from Alma Mater's IT folks



Monday, June 5, 2017
Basic Steps to Online Safety and Security

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Follow these six National Cyber Security Alliance recommendations to better protect yourself online and make the Internet more secure for everyone:

• Fortify each online account or device.

Enable the strongest authentication tools available. This might include biometrics, security keys, or unique one-time codes sent to your mobile device. Usernames and passwords are not enough to protect key accounts such as e-mail, banking, and social media.

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• When in doubt, throw it out.

Cybercriminals often use links to try to steal your personal information. Even if you know the source, if something looks suspicious, delete it.

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If I can add a few of my own.

• Get your own domain.

Your email is less of a target than on Yahoo, Hotmail, or any of them. Hackers go for the easy or valuable. If you look like a target, you’ll be probed. I’ve watch hackers try every possible password using automated tools to attack. At the very least, use LASTPASS or equivalent to create very long passwords (i.e., I use 24 character ones generated by LASTPASS to be random.)

• Don’t fall for these “Secret Questions” (i.e., high school mascot).

Treat them just like passwords (i.e., use LASTPASS to generate the answer; then save it somewhere. For example, my mother’s maiden name is umelianshapicaryneodedon, jurymedynosloteneworychb, and iveterialontheryahmatert depending upon which site you visit. Crack that. I dare you.

• Use Chromebooks

Most WINDOWS laptops are overkill for most people. Unless you have a SPECIFIC need for that type of power, use a cheap chromebook for all your web surfing and email. The chromebook is pretty “dumb”. There’s no way for a hacker to embed malware own it because it reloads a fresh copy of the operating system every time you turn it on. It automatically updates the system software as needed. A true thin client. Even I use chromebooks and am planning to make it my ONLY platform in the near future.


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JOBIT: Cellamare, Anthony [MC1982 RIP] on 2017-Jun-04



Anthony Callamare
1960 - 2017 
AGE: 57 • Brewster

Anthony Cellamare, 57, of Brewster, NY died at Danbury Hospital Center on June 4, 2017 after a brief illness.

Anthony was born on May 9, 1960 in the Bronx, NY, son to Josephine (Mazza) Cellamare, of Brewster, NY and the late Lorenzo 'Larry' Cellamare. He was a graduate of Lincoln High School in Yonkers and continued his education at Manhattan College in the Bronx receiving his Bachelor's degree in marketing.

On March 17, 1991 he married the love of his life Linda A. Kratz in White Plains, NY.

Mr. Cellamare worked over 20 years for the City of Yonkers in the tax and engineering departments.

Following retirement from the City of Yonkers he worked for Anna's Limousine. Anthony took great pleasure being with and around people.

Anthony was the past president of John D. Calandra Lodge #2600, Order Sons of Italy in Yonkers, NY. At the time of his retirement from the City of Yonkers he was a Board Member of the Tax Review Board of the City of Yonkers. He was a founder the New Fairfield Men's Bocce League. Additionally he served in numerous civic and community organizations supporting K-12 activities, scholarships and tireless fundraising for Cooley's Anemia. He was also a dedicated Yankees, Rangers and long-suffering Jets fan.

Mr. Cellamare is not only survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Linda, and his mother, Pina, but also his daughter; Trilby A. Cellamare, his brother Robert Cellamare and his wife Emanuela of New Fairfield, CT and his niece and nephew Erica and Robert Cellamare.

Friends may call at Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster, NY on Friday, June 9, 2017 from 4pm-8pm. Interment will be private.Published in the The Journal News on June 7, 2017


Cellamare, Anthony [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

             I believe that Anthony is a member of the Class of 1982.

                  May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Cellamare, Anthony [MC1982 RIP]

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JOBIT: Hyland, John P. [MC1952 RIP] on 2017-Jun-04



In Memory of
John Hyland
January 29, 1928 - June 4, 2017

John P. Hyland of Greenwich, CT passed away peacefully the evening of June 4th, 2017, surrounded by his loving family at the age of 89. He died exactly in the manner in which he preferred, simply and quietly, and knowing how very loved he was. John, or Jack, (as he was known to family and friends), was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Following high school, he enlisted in the Navy and served in the cleanup of World War II. When he arrived home, he graduated from Manhattan College and earned his law degree at Fordham University. Jack was married to Maureen Ann Thompson (1931-2013). Together, they raised six children and were proud of all their accomplishments. Jack had a distinguished career as a senior executive at General Re Insurance for nearly 40 years. He was well respected and derived great satisfaction from his work.

Jack was an avid movie buff, a staunch Republican and a talented teaser. He always enjoyed some good banter with his friends and family. His happiest times were spent with his friends and family summering at his beloved Candlewood Knolls in New Fairfield, CT. He found the community back in 1962 and was delighted that his grandchildren now call it their favorite place on earth. All who knew him will remember him in his familiar resting pose: in his recliner, watching a great old movie with a friend while sipping on a Bailey's. He will be sincerely missed by all those who came to know him and whose lives he touched with his kindness.

Jack is survived by his six children and their spouses (Annmary (Rich), Michael (Ann), Patrice (Herb [1950-2009]), John (Nancy), Maura (Michael) & Peter (Brigg), thirteen grandchildren (Bobby, Mikey, Matthew, Johnny, Emma, Annie, Bissy, Jennifer, Daniel, Geoffrey, Helen, Thompson & Bronwyn) and one great-grandchild (Jackson), as well as his sister Mary, his brother Bill, his sister in laws (Ruby, Ursula, Geri), and his many beloved nieces and nephews.

Jack's recliner is vacant now and his glass is empty but our hearts are full and our memories are sweet. He honored his family in the manner in which he lived his life. We are forever grateful for the lifetime of lessons he taught us and, the love shared with us.

A memorial mass celebrating John's life will be held AT 11AM on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at St. Michael the Archangel Church, 469 North Street, Greenwich, CT 06830


Hyland, John P. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

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

                 May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Hyland, John P. [MC1952 RIP] 

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JOBIT: Krall, John Stephen ‘Jack’ [MC1964 RIP] on 2017-Jun-04




NEPTUNE John Stephen Krall, 74, of Neptune, NJ, and New York City, passed away on June 5, 2017, at his residence in New York.

Jack was born and raised in Yonkers, NY, and lived in East Windsor, NJ, where he raised his family, before moving to New York City and Neptune.

He was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School in Yonkers. Jack was a certified public accountant and graduated from Manhattan College in 1964, with a B.S. in accounting.

Jack worked as a CPA for Peat Marwick (KPMG), Con Edison, and Manufacturers Hanover Trust Co.

Jack was predeceased by his son, Davin Krall; his parents, John Stephen Krall Sr. and Mary Smith Krall, and his sister, Denise Huggins.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Nancy Grant; his sons and daughter and their spouses, John S. Krall III and Angela of Robbinsville, NJ; Brian C. and Dawn Krall of Bordentown, NJ; Kevin T. and Lynn Krall of Florence, NJ; Kieran and Debbie Krall of Hamilton, NJ; Tara Krall of Hamilton, and Sean Grant of New York City. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Mark Carlisi, Amanda Krall-Simon, Brittany Krall, John Krall, Brian Krall, Hannah Krall, Kevin Krall, Dylan Krall, Christopher Krall, and Samantha Krall; his brother, Richard Krall, his two sisters, Pat Krall and Kathy Dawson; a nephew, and many nieces and cousins.

Visitation will be on Thursday, June 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Reilly Bonner Funeral Home, 801 D St., Belmar, NJ. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 11 a.m. at Saint Rose of Lima R.C. Church, 603 7th Ave., Belmar. Cremation will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society Eastern Division, P.O. Box 1750, New Brunswick, NJ, 08906 would be greatly appreciated.

Reilly Bonner Funeral Home 801 D St., Belmar, NJ 732-681-3900

Published in The Times, Trenton, on June 8, 2017


Krall, John Stephen ‘Jack’ [MC1964 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/trenton/john-krall-condolences/185744773?cid=full

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JNEWS: Bellitto, Anthony J. Jr. [MC1984] ordained permanent deacon



Local News
New permanent deacons prepare for ordination
Posted June 8, 2017


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Twelve men will be ordained permanent deacons by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia on Saturday, June 10 at 10 a.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia.

All the faithful are invited to attend the ordination Mass and to pray for the men as they become ordained clergy in the archdiocese.

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2017 06Jun 08 Bellitto

Anthony J. Bellitto Jr. is a member of St. Stanislaus Parish in Lansdale, where he resides with his wife, Sharon. They have two children, Juliana Laury and Eric. Anthony holds a master’s degree in environmental engineering from Manhattan College in Riverdale, N.Y. He is an executive director with North Penn Water Authority in Lansdale.

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Bellitto, Anthony J. Jr. [MC????]

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Dear John,

            I believe that Anthony is a member of the Class of 1984.

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Bellitto, Anthony J. Jr. [MC1984]

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JNEWS: Schriefer, Russ [MC1980] partner at Strategic Partners & Media



BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY: Russ Schriefer, partner at Strategic Partners & Media
By Daniel Lippman
06/08/2017 05:50 AM EDT

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2017 06Jun 08 Schriefer

How/where are you celebrating your birthday and with whom?

“I’m in London with my wife Nina Easton who is chairing the Fortune Most Powerful Women International Summit next week. Our daughter Ellie and I are just tagging along.”

How did you get your start in politics?

“At age 5, I remember watching the Kennedy funeral on our B&W TV set. My parents weren’t political at all. So according to family lore, my mother tried to change the channel--and I stopped her in her tracks. I volunteered with local races on Long Island and after graduating from Manhattan College had the opportunity to work for a candidate running for Congress on Staten Island. The candidate was Guy Molinari and he brought me to Washington with him during the earliest days of the Reagan administration. I was hooked.”

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Schriefer, Russ [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Schriefer, Russ [MC1980]

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JNEWS: Roberts, Thomas A. [MC1984] Principal @ Amery & Ross



Thomas A. Roberts Joins Bressler, Amery & Ross as Principal in Securities Practice

June 7, 2017

Displayed with permission from PR Newswire

Brings Significant Experience in Securities, Securities Litigation and Commercial Litigation

NEW YORK, June 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C. announced today that Thomas A. Roberts has joined the firm as a Principal in its Securities and Securities Litigation practices.
Mr. Roberts is resident in Bressler's New York office. He was previously a partner at the New Orleans firm of Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, L.L.C.

His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on defending securities brokerage firms, financial services firms and professionals. Mr. Roberts also represents telecommunications clients in litigation and regulatory matters.  He has appeared extensively in federal and state courts and in arbitration proceedings before all major self-regulatory organizations, and private dispute resolution organizations.

"I am thrilled to be joining Bressler and its highly regarded securities and securities litigation practices," said Mr. Roberts. "On a personal level, I am looking forward to returning to New York.  It's where I went to college and law school and began my legal career."

"As we look at the regulatory landscape today, we need skilled lawyers like Thomas to help Bressler continue to grow," said Bressler New York Office Managing Principal Andrew Sidman.  "His background representing clients in SEC, FINRA and State Securities Commissioners actions is a great fit for us."

Mr. Roberts regularly counsels companies and their employees who are the subject of regulatory investigations.  Notable cases Mr. Roberts has handled include the successful representation of a broker-dealer in defending allegations of material omissions with respect to the sale of Auction Rate Securities at trial in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.  Mr. Roberts also successfully represented the former CEO of a publicly traded oil and gas company in a security class action commenced following a revision of financial statements concerning reported reserves.  Mr. Roberts also serves as general counsel to the boards of several trade associations, offering them corporate governance and antitrust advice.

He is a member of SIFMA's Compliance and Legal Division, has served on the Advisory Board of Resource Bank in New Orleans, and has been on the Board of the Telluride Academy in Telluride, CO.
Mr. Roberts earned his JD from New York Law School and his BA from Manhattan College. Earlier in his career, he was a partner at McGlinchey Stafford PLLC in New Orleans and an associate at Drinker Biddle & Reath (formerly Shanley & Fisher) in New York.

About Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C.Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C. is a leading full-service law firm that represents Fortune 500 corporations, midsize and small privately held companies, brokerage firms, banks, franchises, insurers and non-profits.  The firm also represents emerging companies, high-net-worth individuals and families.  The firm's main practices include securities, insurance, employment, and business litigation, including dispute resolution and tax.  An NLJ350 firm and NJLJ Top 20 firm, Bressler has more than 170 attorneys in Florham Park, NJ; New York, NY; Birmingham, AL; Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Miami FL.  For more information, visit: www.bressler.com

Contact:Andrew Blum, AJB Communications917-783-1680, ajbcomms@gmail.com

SOURCE Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C.

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Roberts, Thomas A. [MC????]

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Dear John,

               I believe that Thomas is a member of the Class of 1984.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Roberts, Thomas A. [MC1984]

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JHQ: Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic Invitational Reception



Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic Invitational Reception

We are pleased to announce that the Men’s Basketball Team will compete in the first-ever Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic – a two-day college basketball tournament that will be held in Belfast, Northern Ireland on December 1-2, 2017.

This historic event, held in conjunction with the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC), Sport Changes Life, the Rory Foundation, and The SSE Arena will feature Manhattan College vs. Holy Cross and La Salle vs. Towson with the consolation and championship games to be held on the second day. The good news is that Manhattan College has partnered with Chaka Travel to provide the Jasper Family exclusive land packages and Aer Lingus, the event’s official airline, is offering special discounted fares.

To learn more about this exciting competition, you are cordially invited to attend an informational reception on Thursday, June 15 at 6:00 PM hosted by Mutual of America (320 Park Avenue, NY, NY - between 50th and 51st Streets). Representatives from the Belfast Classic sponsoring organizations, Aer Lingus, Chaka Travel, and the Manhattan College Athletic and Alumni Relations Departments will be on hand to answer your questions

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JNEWS: Bryk, William [MC1977] admitted NH & FED bar


William Bryk ('77B) was admitted to the New Hampshire state and federal bars on June 6, 2017.

[JR: Congrats.] 

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Bryk, William [MC1977]

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JNEWS: Comey, J. Brien [MC1953] supports his son



James Comey's NJ Dad Praises Son's Testimony, Rips Trump
J. Brien Comey, an N.J. resident, was in his son's corner as he testified before a Senate committee Thursday. Then he ripped Donald Trump.
By Tom Davis (Patch Staff) - Updated June 8, 2017 1:55 pm ET

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ALLENDALE, NJ — Former FBI Director James Comey's father, a lifelong Republican who once served as a public official in New Jersey, praised his son for his testimony before a Senate committee on Thursday and said it validated his ill feelings toward President Trump.

"He's a stand-up guy, and the other guy (Donald Trump) proved he's a weasel," J. Brien Comey, 86, a former Allendale councilman in Bergen County who watched the entire three-hour testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, told Patch.

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Comey, J. Brien [MC1953]

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Dad's a Jasper. Correct?


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Mike McEneney
9:58 PM (12 hours ago)

Dear John,

He is a member of that great Class of 1953!

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JOBIT: Braun, Oscar Henry [MC1950 RIP] on 2017-Jun-08



Oscar Henry Braun
1924 - 2017

Oscar Henry Braun, passed away peacefully on June 8th, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Henry was pre-deceased by his beloved wife of 60 years, Barbara W. "Betty" Braun. Henry is survived by his 5 children; Timothy, Barbara (and her husband Ron), Charles (and wife Essie), Thomas (and wife Dora) and Chris (and wife Karen). He also had 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Henry was born, at home, in Ridgewood, Queens on March 27, 1924. He attended Bishop Loughlin High School in Brooklyn and the New York State Maritime Academy, Fort Schuyler, NY where he was commissioned as an officer in the United States Navy in 1944. Henry was a combat veteran serving in the Pacific Theater during 1944-45. His ship was present in Tokyo Bay on V-J Day. After the War he pursued a degree in Electrical Engineering, graduating from Manhattan College in 1950. He worked for the New York Telephone Company for the next 38 years retiring as a District Marketing Supervisor.

Henry and Betty moved to Blauvelt in 1954. He was an active member and daily communicant at St. Catharine's Church. Throughout the years he was involved in many civic and church activities in Blauvelt and Orangetown. Especially noteworthy was his work, with Betty, in the Rockland pro-life community.

All those who knew Henry were touched by his ever present kindness, optimism and positive spirit.

Visiting hours will be Friday, June 9th, 6-9pm at the Moritz Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, June 10th, 10am, St. Catharine's Church. Burial will follow at St. Anthony's Cemetery in Nanuet.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Catharine's Church, 523 Western Highway, Blauvelt, NY 10913 or Rockland County Right to Life, P.O. Box 9348, Bardonia, NY 10954.

Moritz Funeral Home 98 Route 303 South Tappan, NY 10983 (845) 359-0890 www.moritzfh.com

Published in the The Journal News on June 9, 2017


Braun, Oscar Henry [MC1950 RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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JNEWS: O’Sullivan, Timothy [MC????] President Diba Industries



Diba Industries, Inc. Announces Appointment of Timothy O'Sullivan as President

DANBURY, CT, June 09, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Diba Industries, Inc., a leader in precision fluid handling solutions to global OEM leaders in diagnostics, life sciences and medical devices, announced the appointment of Timothy O'Sullivan as President, effective June 1.

For the past six years, Mr. O'Sullivan has served as the President of Bio-Chem Fluidics Inc., part of the UK-based Halma plc group of companies, also parent to Diba Industries. While at Bio-Chem, Mr. O'Sullivan led significant change in all areas of the business including reinvigorating the vision and culture of the business and launching new product lines. Mr. O'Sullivan is familiar with Diba's products, customers and core markets.

Prior to joining Bio-Chem Fluidics, Mr. O'Sullivan held various management positions with Exelon Corporation and Polaroid Corporation. He started his career as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71).

Mr. O'Sullivan holds an MBA from Harvard University and a BE in Mechanical Engineering from Manhattan College.

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JOBIT: Ryder, John [MC???? RIP] on 2017-May-17



John Ryder, political stalwart, dies at 90
Posted June 9, 2017
By Lisa Herndon

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Whether it was election day or just primary day, you would find John Ryder standing on the corner near the polling place of West 256th Street and Riverdale Avenue near P.S. 81 Robert Christen speaking to everyone who’d walk by about his candidates. He’d start at 6 a.m., and wouldn’t pack it in until 3.

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Ryder died of colon cancer May 17 at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. He was 90.

His family will remember him during a service July 17 at 10 a.m., at Christ Church Riverdale, 5030 Henry Hudson Parkway.

Ben Franklin club president Bruce Feld called Ryder “an unstoppable force” and “the paragon of grassroots political activity,” but he was a private person at heart.

Ryder moved from his College Road home in Fieldston years earlier, Feld said, but would return to his old neighborhood when he was needed, canvassing house-to-house to petition on behalf of the candidates he believed in. It was not an easy feat in an area filled with private homes and spacious yards, so it meant a lot of legwork.

And Ryder didn’t let the fact he was well into his 80s slow him down, either.

He wasn’t just about politics. Ryder donated his time to nonprofits in the community, served as president and director of Riverdale Neighborhood House and treasurer of the Riverdale Presbyterian Church. He later joined Christ Church Riverdale, where was a member of the Vestry, the church’s governing body.

Before becoming a Democrat in the 1970s, Ryder was the president of the West Bronx Young Republican Club, chairman of the Young Republicans of the First Judicial District, and a district leader and state committee manager of the Republican 12th Executive District in the Bronx.

He also was a longtime member of the Riverdale Yacht Club, where he enjoyed playing bridge.

Born in October 1926, Ryder was a lifelong Riverdalian. He attended Horace Mann School and was a graduate of Manhattan College. Ryder served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1945.

He spent his professional career in the advertising industry where he once served as the president of the Advertising Association for Men and Women.

Ryder lost his wife Lorna in 2011.

The two dated in high school, reconnecting many years later when he contacted her to see how she was doing. The pair married in 2005.

Ryder is survived by his sister Elliott Ryder, who lives in Los Angeles.

Dinowitz, who became an assemblyman in 1994, planned to give a eulogy at Ryder’s memorial service.
“He was just a good person, a nice guy,” Dinowitz said. “Never asked for anything. Only gave, gave, gave, and he never really asked for anything.”


Ryder, John [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook:  None cited

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JHQ: Reunion Weekend 2017 video


Reunion Weekend 2017


[JR: 1 min 50 sec] 

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JOBIT: Ricci, John J. [MC???? RIP] on 2017-Jun-04



John J. Ricci M.D.
1920 - 2017

RICCI - John J., MD passed away on June 4 in Ellsworth ME.

Born December 5, 1920 in Parma, Italy, son of Silvio and Serafina (Gigliotti). Dr. Ricci was a devoted and beloved General Practitioner in Huntington Station for 65 years, retiring at the age of 85.

He was a skilled painter, sculptor, and founding member of the Huntington Township Art League. He loved his family, fishing, sailing, flying, cooking, dancing, music, and the Giants.

He never tired of learning new things: languages, medical care, and anything that piqued his interest. He received his pilots license at the age of 75 and was very proud to be a member of the UFO's (United Flying Octogenarians).

John grew up in Astoria, Queens. Graduated from Manhattan College and St. Louis University with honors.

Captain Ricci served his country in WWII and Korea as a US Army surgeon from which he was honorably discharged in 1952. John and his beloved wife, Winifred (Terkanian) dated for 7 years and married in 1944. They had just celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary.

Dr. Ricci is survived by his wife Winifred, his daughter Adrienne, and pre-deceased by daughter April W. Shaynak, dear niece Geraldine Petitt and partner Kenneth Reilly. Loving grandchildren Craig R. Shaynak, Sean M. Shaynak, Ariel H. Shaynak, Seth T. Bassler, Daniel C. Bassler. Great grandchildren Sophia Shaynak, Maeve E. Bassler, and Isla W. Bassler.

Dr. Ricci requested no service or memorials. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice . Many thanks to Hancock Country Hospice & Seaport Skilled Nursing Care for their caring, compassionate care in his final days.

Published in Newsday on June 10, 2017


Ricci, John J. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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MFOUND: Something going on June 17th?



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-Girardi's pregame charity t-shirt saluted the American Lung Association's Lung Force Initiative, and their scheduled charity event June 17 at Manhattan College: "The initiative is there to raise awareness about the dangers of lung cancer and to raise funds to help get people get treatment and find a cure. It's proven that if lung cancer is diagnosed early, treatments are more effective and the survival rate is five times higher."

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[JR: No idea what this is?]

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MOBIT: Marino, Audrey Jennings [MCfacultyspouse RIP] on 2017-Jun-07



Audrey (Jennings) Marino

It is with great sadness that the family of Audrey (Jennings) Marino, of Rockville-Vernon, announce her death on June 7, 2017, at the age of 82.

Audrey will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Patricia and son-in-law, Jonathan Dewald, of Toronto, Ontario; sister Rae Jennings of Dallas, Texas; brother, Dean and sister-in-law, Carol Jennings, of Tolland; sister-in-law, Lois Jennings of Walpole, Massachusetts; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband Pasquale Marino; and brother, Craig Jennings.

A native of the Boston area, Audrey was a lifelong political activist, feminist, cat lover, and Red Sox fan. In her 20s she worked at Northeastern University as a secretary and later as administrative assistant to the Dean of Business, and that is where she met her future husband Pasquale Marino, who at the time of his death was Dean of Engineering at Manhattan College. After they married she remained active in politics and was deeply committed to various progressive causes, including women's equality, reproductive rights, and education reform. Her longstanding interest in politics found apt expression in recent years when she regularly had her comments published online by the New York Times.

Audrey and Pasquale were married for 20 happy years before his sudden death at age 48. After her husband's death, Audrey spent several years living with the family of Dean and Carol Jennings, and helped to raise their two daughters, Andrea and Stacy, with whom she became very close. Late in life, Audrey became part of the community at Florence Mill Apartments. Her family and friends will always remember her open-mindedness, humor, warmth, and compassion.

Funeral service and burial will be private.

Published in Journal Inquirer from June 10 to June 14, 2017


Marino, Audrey Jennings [MCfacultyspouse RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/journalinquirer/audrey-marino-jennings-condolences/185762559?cid=full

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


Good Evening All,

George Skau has shared an update on Jim Smith who has been in our prayers. Jim has moved into Rehab in Rye, N.Y. and continues to imorove. please keep the volume for Jim as we pray that he continues to improve and will be home soon. We pray for Jim and Kathleen.

George also asks for our prayers for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Ann Cronin, Wife of Fellow Jasper and good friend of Georges', John Cronin '59. Ann had been in our prayers after some serious surgery. We pray for Ann and John and pray that John finds peace in the certain knowledge that Ann rests in God's Eternal Embrace in the Kingdom of Heaven.

We pray as well for another good friend of George. We pray for the repose of the soul of Larry Hanlon. We pray for Larry and his Family as rhe Family mourn the loss of their loved one.

Thank you George. Thank you all. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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ENDNOTE: Gallaher, Peter “peardarban” (MC1965) on "Veritas"


An email from Gallaher, Peter “peardarban” (MC1965):

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My wife and I long ago decided to stop supporting the schools we went to long ago. She graduated with honors from hers, that place where Veritas may no longer be found, and I was honored at the time to have avoided jail while going to mine. We stopped when we encountered Thomas More College, a small place just down the road from us. It keeps alive what most everyone else is trying with all their strength to kill, or no longer knows once existed, Western Civilization, now thought of, when thought of at all, as the birthplace of "white privilege", "hetero-normality", monogamy and climate change denial. Now they are joined by Dr. Anthony Esolen, recently left from Providence College, the once and no longer Catholic college in Rhode Island, that small place with a female Catholic governor who thinks killing children in the womb is an inalienable right. I think you might enjoy the article 'A Center for Cultural Renewal ' from The Catholic Thing.


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While I still support my grammar school and college, I think that the institutions of the Catholic Church have lost their way.

So, I yield my time (aka ENDNOTE) to my fellow Jasper’s rant.

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