JASPER JOTTINGS Week 41  - 2017 Oct 08   

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



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POSITRACTION: Humanity demands that "we" do better




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Medicines will expire without power as chronically ill patients suffer … … …

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The Gooferment is the worst way to organize society.

Perhaps “we” can use this as a “teaching moment” and do so much better.

At the very least, “we” should look around ourselves and get organized for when it happens to “us”. I mean “personally”.

If there is any type of disaster, do “we” know who will need our help.

And, why should we wait for a disaster to trigger “charity”?

What about the folks who may need our help now?

It might be as simple as calling on a lonely old neighbor, doing a chore for someone — young or old — who can’t for some reason unable to do it themselves, or maybe giving a few buck to the Salvation Army as opposed to the Big Charities with highly paid CEOs.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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JLINKEDIN: Flesche, Katie [MC2000] Teacher NYCBOE



Flesche, Katie [MC2000]
Queens CollegeGreater New York City Area

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JOBIT: Beckwith, Frank N. [MC1941 RIP] on 2017-Oct-01





Born August 16, 1919, died peacefully on July 28, 2017. A proud graduate of Manhattan College and Cornell Law School, he loved his daughters, his son-in-law, his grandchildren and great- grandchildren, and his daily New York Times.

Published in The New York Times on Oct. 1, 2017


Beckwith, Frank N. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/nytimes/frank-beckwith-condolences/186815410?cid=full

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Dear John,

              I believe that Frank is a member of the Class of 1941.

                        May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Beckwith, Frank N. [MC1941 RIP]

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JHQ: 10/7 Track & Field Alumni Reunion


Manhattan College Track & Field Alumni Reunion 2017
Sat 10/7 10:30 AM Manhattan College Bronx, NY

Aliann is going

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[JR: I assume that’s Pompey, Aliann (MC1999).] 

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JFOUND: Pistone, Dominick [MC1965] Attorney in Richmond Hill, NY



Pistone, Dominick [MC1965]
Licensed for 34 years
Attorney in Richmond Hill, NY

New York Law School 1983
Fordham UniversityClass of 1982 J.D.
Manhattan CollegeClass of 1965B.A.

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JUPDATE: Martin, Brother Christian Edward [MC1962 RIP] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


JOBIT: Martin, Brother Christian Edward [MC1962 RIP] on 2017-Sep-27
Brother Christian Edward Martin, F.S.C.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Sept. 28, 2017
Martin, Brother Christian Edward [MC???? RIP]
Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

                I believe that Brother Edward received his Masters in 1962.

                  May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Martin, Brother Christian Edward [MC1962 RIP]

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JFOUND: Vallerie-Zingaro, Colleen [MC1988] Attorney in Danbury, CT



Vallerie-Zingaro, Colleen [MC1988]
Licensed for 24 years
Attorney in Danbury, CT
Areas of Law: Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Employment Law
Admitted in 1993, Connecticut1995, North Carolina 1997, U.S. District Court
Bridgeport School of Law at Quinnipiac Class of 1993 J.D.
Manhattan College Class of 1988B.A.

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JLINKEDIN: Piderit, Anthony [MC2013] Sr Eng at Murray Engineering



Piderit, Anthony [MC2013]
Senior Engineer at Murray Engineering
Greater New York City Area   
Civil Engineering

2017 10Oct 02 Piderit

As a Structural Engineer with Murray Engineering PC I provide innovative and cost effective design solutions to complex problems for our Clients on projects of a wide range of scopes. I am extremely passionate about my job and enjoy learning and taking on unique projects whenever possible.

When I’m not on the job, I enjoy researching real estate investment opportunities, getting in a good gym session, snowboarding and golfing. I am always interested in meeting new people and learning more about other sectors of business.

If you would like to grab a cup of coffee to learn more about how my services can help your company or would just like to catch up, please send an email my way.

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JFOUND: Wallace, Carter Jr. [MC1977] Assoc Prof of Emergency Med at Weill Cornell MC



Wallace, Carter Jr. [MC1977]
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine in Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell.
Adjunct Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
B.S. 1977, Manhattan College;
M.D. 1986, Ross University School of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine (Dominica, WI).



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JOBIT: Rees, Kenneth Dowden [MC1951 RIP] on 2017-Oct-02


In Memory of
Kenneth Dowden Rees
June 19, 1929 - October 2, 2017

Kenneth Dowden Rees of New City, NY, 88 years old, passed away peacefully on October 2nd, 2017.

He was born on June 19th, 1929 in Bronx, NY to Stanley D. and Elsie Rees. He graduated from De Witt Clinton High School in 1947 and graduated from Manhattan College in 1951. He served in the US Army in the Korean Conflict. After returning from war, he married the love of his life, Patricia Altritt, who predeceased him on October 20th 2014.

He was part of the Clarkstown Auxiliary Police and was also an active member of St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church where he served in many capacities, including Eucharist Minister, Holy Name Society and the Knights of Columbus.

Ken's love for baseball dates back to the days of the Brooklyn Dodgers and later he became an avid New York Yankees fan. His hobbies included playing racket ball, traveling and catching up on the daily news, but his greatest joy was spending time with his family. He took great pride in helping to design the home that Patricia and he lived in for 61 years.

He is survived by his two daughters, Joanne (Michael) McCue of Pearl River, NY, Mary (William) Arther of Baltimore, MD and his son, James Rees of Atlanta, GA. He is also survived by his 8 grandchildren; Shannon (Ryan) White, Colleen (Brendan) McLaughlin, Caitlin McCue, Douglas and Kyle Rees, Daniel, Megan and Matthew Arther. He is also survived by his 5 great grandchildren; Abigail, Liam, James, Jaedyn and Brady. Ken is survived by his brother Jim (Debbie) Rees of Calabash, NC. He was predeceased by his brothers, Robert and Stanley Rees. In addition, he is survived by many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to The ARC of Rockland, 25 Hemlock Dr, Congers, NY 10920 and/or the Marian Shrine in Stony Point, 174 Filors Ln, Stony Point, NY 10980.Family will receive friends on Thursday, October 5th from 3pm-8pm at Higgins Funeral Home in New City, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, October 6th at St. Augustine Church, New City at 10am followed by an interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, NY.


Rees, Kenneth Dowden [MC1951 RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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JHQ: 11/9 San Diego alumni


Manhattan College Alumni added an event.
Yesterday at 2:45pm

Alumni, family and friends living in or visiting San Diego are invited to join the College for an evening cocktail reception at Coasterra (880 Harbor Island Dr., San Diego, CA 92101). Connect with fellow Jaspers and learn what's new in Riverdale! The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. The cost is $40 per person and includes heavy hors d'oeuvres and an open bar. Advance registration is required.

For more information, please contact the Alumni Office at (718) 862-7432 or alumni@manhattan.edu.

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JHQ: Honor Roll of Donors


Greetings from Manhattan College!
Manhattan is excited to share that the Honor Roll of Donors is now available online and can be viewed at manhattan.edu/HonorRoll. Each gift to the College represents a commitment to the excellence and legacy of this institution.
The support we received last fiscal year (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017) from alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and the extended community truly enriches the lives of our young men and women. The Jasper family is proud to thank – and honor – every donor who dedicated time and resources to Manhattan College’s deserving students.
With appreciation,
Stephen L. White
Assistant Vice President for College Advancement

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JOBIT: Faia, Thomas [MC???? RIP] on 2017-Oct-04



Thomas Faia
October 4, 2017   
Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Thomas passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2017.

Thomas was a resident of Doylestown, Pennsylvania at the time of passing.

Tom was a graduate of Archbishop Stepinac High School of White Plains, NY and attended Manhattan College.

A memorial gathering will be held at the Varcoe-Thomas Funeral Home, 344 North Main Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 on Friday, October 6th from 7:00-9:00 pm. A funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 235 East State Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 on Saturday, September 7, 2017 at 11:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road S.W., Lilburn, GA 30047 or www.lbda.org would be appreciated.


Faia, Thomas [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.tributes.com/condolences/leave_memory/105273368

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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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JOBIT: Landy, Arthur Morrell [MC1953 RIP] on 2017-Oct-02



Arthur Morrell Landy
October 2, 2017   

Arthur passed away on Monday, October 2, 2017.

Arthur was a resident of Massachusetts at the time of passing.

Mr. Landy was born in Ossining, NY, attended Ossining High School, and graduated from Manhattan College in 1953.

He served in the US Navy during the Korean War and participated in the blockade during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962.

His funeral mass will be held at Sacred Heart Church, 62 School St., Manchester by the Sea, Friday, October 6, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. Visiting hours will be held at the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., Beverly on Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 4 to 7 PM Burial in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Manchester by the Sea.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Sacred Heart Parish in 62 School St., Manchester by the Sea , MA, or Care Dimensions Hospice 75 Sylvan Street suite B-102 Danvers MA 01923.


Landy, Arthur Morrell [MC1953 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.tributes.com/condolences/leave_memory/105274087

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MFACEBOOK: Alma Mater's crew reconstituted


2017 10Oct 05 Crew 1 A

2017 10Oct 05 CREW 2 A

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JOBIT: Bennet, Donald Edward [MC???? RIP] on 2017-Oct-03



Donald Edward Bennet
December 5, 1933 - October 3, 2017
Seneca, South Carolina

Donald was born on December 5, 1933 and passed away on Tuesday, October 3, 2017.

Donald was a resident of Seneca, South Carolina at the time of passing.

Don graduated from Baldwin High School and went on to earn a Bachelor's Degree from Manhattan College.

He always dreamt of entering the Navy, but instead, was called to serve in the United States Army for 2 years, serving 1 year as Captain of a 60 mm Mortar Squad in Iceland.

Services will be held at 10 AM on October 10, 2017 at Ramsey Creek Preserve, 390 Cobb Bridge Rd., Westminster, SC.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to your favorite charity


Bennet, Donald Edward [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.tributes.com/condolences/leave_memory/105279542

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


Good Evening All,

Many of you know Joe Ryan '81 & '86, Associate Head and Track Field Coach M & W, at Manhattan and Hall of Fame Chair. Joe will be going into Hospital on October 20, 2017, for Cervical Spine Surgery. Please raise the volume for Joe as we pray for a successful surgery free of complication so that Joe is quickly on his feet and back to his Family, Friends and the Manhattan College Community. We ask God to guide the Surgeon's hand as Joe is operated upon.

Thank you. God Bless.

Joe, you are in our prayers and in our thoughts. God Speed.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JOBIT: Hayden, Richard Thomas [MC1973 RIP] on 2017-Sep-26



Richard Hayden
1951 - 2017

Richard Thomas Hayden, son, brother, uncle and friend died at home of natural causes unexpectedly but peacefully on September 26, 2017. He was 65 years old. Richard was born in NY on November 4, 1951 to Richard and Mary Hayden, both deceased. He is survived by brother, Joseph Hayden of Secaucus, NJ; sister, Mary Ellen McCormick and her husband Richard of Philadelphia, PA, and their children Matthew and his wife, Karen, Jenna and Andrew. He also had 2 great-nephews, Colin and Sean.

Richard was born and raised in Queens, NY, and enjoyed time spent at the family summer home in Highland Lakes, NJ, a place he spoke fondly of, even in his later years. He was always proud of the fact that he hailed from Queens, however, after moving to Houston, he quickly became a Texan at heart.

He obtained a Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College, NY in 1973, and worked for the next 42 + years for several companies in the engineering and construction industry including CE Lummus (CBI), Stone & Webster (Technip), and for the final 25 years MW Kellogg/KBR.

Richard loved all sports, long holding season tickets for the Astros, Rockets and Texans; he was an avid bowler for years. He visited various casinos several times each year, where he gambled conservatively, saw shows and enjoyed the comps.

He was a major lover of music and musicians of all kinds, beginning in the later 60's as a fan of many of the world's largest bands and attending huge shows in large arenas and stadiums, then growing through the years to love acts of all sizes and genres. In recent years he began attending numerous live music shows, both in and well beyond Houston. He especially enjoyed intimate shows in smaller venues including the house concert circuit, and he always tipped generously. He left behind a mammoth collection of CD's, vinyl LP's and music DVD's.

Richard was a great friend to the people who knew him well. He was truly content in retirement, enjoying his freedom by taking long driving trips to visit family, play cards and see shows. His Olefins Lunch Bunch friends and his multi-company engineering and bowling friends will miss him greatly.

A Houston reception for friends and former co-workers is being planned. A Funeral Mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Church in Secaucus, NJ on November 4, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Richard's memory to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort in Houston c/o The American Red Cross. Condolences may be offered at www.millerfuneral.com

Published in Houston Chronicle on Oct. 8, 2017


Hayden, Richard Thomas [MC1973 RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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JNEWS: Corraro, John [MC????] a veteran of Center Stage



Center Stage Presents ‘I Hate Hamlet’ In Shelton
by Press Release | Oct 6, 2017 12:18 pm

Shelton resident, John Corraro, will star in Center Stage Theatre’s upcoming production of “I Hate Hamlet” which opens this Friday (Oct. 6) at the newly named Richard O. Belden Cultural Center at 54 Grove Street.

Corrao plays television star Andrew Rally who has just moved into a ritzy apartment in Manhattan so he can start rehearsals for his New York debut as Hamlet. There’s only one problem—he hates Hamlet—and fears tackling the epic role. When the ghost of John Barrymore shows up to help him prepare for the role, he’s in for the ride of his life.

“The production is great fun, and you don’t have to know anything at all about ‘Hamlet’ to enjoy it! It’s simply a hilarious funny play about a person who has been put into a situation he is not comfortable with, and being convinced to follow through by a ghost!” Corraro said, with a laugh.

A veteran of Center Stage, Corraro started performing at the local theater as only a seventh grader when he appeared in Neil Simon’s “Lost in Yonkers.” He went on to appear in numerous productions for Center Stage, most recently playing roles like Javert in Les Miserables and Kevin in In the Heights in Youth CONNection productions for the theater.

“I grew up at Center Stage,” said Corraro. “I began my career in theater when I was in third grade as a student in Center Stage’s theater camp, and I never looked back. Center Stage is an awesome community theater, and I have always been and remain completely committed to its mission to provide quality, affordable theater in the region.”

A graduate of St. Joseph High School in Trumbull and Manhattan College, John is a Financial Planner with Barnum Financial Group. He is active in his community, serving on the Board of Directors for Center Stage Theatre and The Foundation for Life.

“John is a key figure in our Center Stage community,” said Artistic Director, Gary Scarpa. “It has been very gratifying for us to see John’s grown, through the years. The talent was evident when he was a child, and, since he was a teenager, he was someone who went above and beyond the call of duty, not only performing on the stage, but volunteering behind the scenes in a variety of ways. Today, he is an involved and important, contributing member to our board of directors.”

“I Hate Hamlet” plays at 8:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, from October 6th through October 22nd, at 2:00 p.m. on October 8th, 15th, and 22nd, and at 7:00 p.m. on October 19th. For tickets call 203-225-6079 or visit centerstageshelton.org.

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Corraro, John [MC????]

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JOBIT: Paetz, John William [MC???? RIP] on 2017-Oct-04



John WIlliam Paetz
October 28, 1928 - October 4, 2017

John was born on October 28, 1928 and passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2017.

John was a resident of Florida at the time of passing.

He was a graduate from Regis High School and Manhattan College with and engineering degrees.


Paetz, John William [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

[JR: The two typos were someone else’s.] 

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ENDNOTE: Pro-abortion “Catholics” sounds like CINO



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  • Missouri: Pro-abortion “Catholic” Claire McCaskill is considered one of the most vulnerable Senators running for re-election next year.

  • Indiana: “Catholic” Joe Donnelly claims he’s pro-life but votes to fund abortion giant Planned Parenthood. Now he’s in trouble for investing in companies that outsource jobs to Mexico.

  • Pennsylvania: So-called “pro-life Democrat” Robert Casey, Jr. continues to betray Catholic voters despite his father’s proud pro-life legacy. Pennsylvania voters proved last year they are ready for change.

  • Montana: Current Democratic Senator Jon Tester has never shied from his support for abortion, earning the endorsement of the radical pro-abortion group NARAL. His probable opponent? Matt Rosendale, proud Catholic and defender of life. Remember Trump won Montana 56%-35% over Hillary.

  • North Dakota: “Catholic” Heidi Heitkamp is unabashed in her support for abortion. She has also voted against restoring religious liberty protections for Catholic schools and hospitals. But Trump defeated Hillary 63%-27% in the Peace Garden state. Heitkamp can be beat.
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Let’s not forget a few RINOs that need to be “primary-ed”:
  • John McCain (AZ)

  • Susan Collins (ME)

  • Lisa Murkowski (AK)
I’d give Rand Paul (KY) a pass because he tried to push a “clean repeal” bill that the RINOs rejected.


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