JASPER JOTTINGS Week 52 - 2017 Dec 24    

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



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POSITRACTION: In the footsteps of Jonas Salk



Alabamian with diabetes built her own artificial pancreas, gives away plan for free
Updated May 23, 2017; Posted May 23, 2017
By Lee Roop lroop@al.com

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Dana Lewis is a good name to remember the next time you hear somebody say Alabama's mostly good for football and barbecue.

Lewis, a University of Alabama graduate who grew up in Huntsville, used social media, computer skills and mail-order parts to invent an artificial pancreas for people with diabetes. Along with co-inventor and husband Scott Leibrand, she's now giving her discovery away.

The device is a success - hundreds of people are using it, including Lewis - and it is bringing the young inventors increasing attention. Just this spring, Fast Company put the 28-year-old Lewis on its 2017 list of America's 100 "most creative people in business."

Diabetes is caused when the pancreas fails to make the insulin that helps the body turn glucose from sugar and carbohydrates into energy. Without insulin, sugar builds up in the blood stream. With too much insulin, it can fall to dangerously low levels. For diabetics, staying in the safe center is a constant challenge.

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It was December of 2014 when Dana's system was fully working. "I pretty much knew immediately this is not something I can keep to myself," she said.

To make and distribute it would violate federal regulations, and to become a company would mean dealing with those regulations. But there is no rule about launching a blueprint on the Internet. "So that's what we did," Lewis said, "and that's why we called it Open APS, which stands for open-sourced pancreas system."

You can go to openaps.org now and see Lewis's documentation and her code. You can look at the reference design and decide, in her words, "Do I want to do this?" You can also watch her explain the system further here.

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This demonstrates to me that the Gooferment slows stuff down.

We could have had this device years ago.

If someone was willing to assume the risk for the reward offered, then why should the Gooferment be in the picture at all?

I wonder what having this device a decade or two earlier might have been.


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JLINKEDIN: Sorto, Christopher [MC2015] Histology Technician at Antech Diag



Sorto, Christopher [MC2015]
Histology Technician at Antech Diagnostics
Astoria, New York

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JOBIT: Olivieri, Richard E. Sr. [MC1963 RIP] 2017-Dec-16



Richard E. Olivieri, Sr.

Va Beach - Richard Olivieri, 77, passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017, surrounded by the embrace of his loving family in the comfort of his own home. Beloved father, husband, grandfather, uncle, brother, and friend, Richard will be greatly missed by all who experienced his love, guidance, charity, and wisdom.

Left to cherish his memory and warm spirit are his loving wife Maureen, sons Richard (Jennifer), Chris, John (Katherine), and Michael (Chelsea), daughter Rosemary(Peter), and grandchildren Ethan, Anna, Cora, Grace, Mason, Archer, and Cameron Olivieri, all of Virginia Beach, and his sister and brother-in-law Pat and Peter Racanello, and brother Robert, all of Florida.

Richard was born on September 20, 1940, to Emil and Clara Olivieri in Jamaica, NY. He was a graduate of La Salle Military Academy and Manhattan College. He married the love of his life Maureen on June 6, 1963, and soon moved south to the new city of Virginia Beach, VA, to start his family and career.

Over the next half century he used the compassion and discipline instilled in him by the Christian Brothers at La Salle, and his father's business savvy and passion to build thousands of homes for Virginia families and businesses. As a home builder and real estate developer, his company Pembroke Commercial Realty found success alongside the explosive growth of this new city, Virginia Beach, which he loved so much. His company developed many projects, including Pembroke Mall, Aragona Village, Pembroke Manor, and Timberlake.

Richard was an active and dedicated member of his church, Star of the Sea, the Cavalier Golf and Yacht Club, a founding member of the Bayville Golf Club, and a Director Emeritus of the Tidewater Builders Association. He was extremely generous, helping all those in need that he could, especially Children's Hospital of the Kings Daughters, Star of the Sea Catholic Church, and the United Way.

Richard was known for his wisdom, compassion, sense of humor, and generosity. And his love of golf a lifelong avid golfer, the joy and relaxation golf brought him (and those lucky enough to experience a round or two with him) was only surpassed by his love of spending time with family and friends. He leaves behind countless memories of good times, especially his seat at the head of the table at all those famous Olivieri family dinners with chairs and extra tables stretching out of the dining room and kitchen into the rest of the house.

The family wishes to thank Richard's physicians, Doctors Gregory Warth, Steven Warden, Mark Fleming, and Scott Williams, for their kind and compassionate care.

The family will receive friends Monday, December 18th from 6:00 8:00 p.m. at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel with a Wake Service at 6:00 p.m. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated by Father Esteban DeLeon at 12 p.m. Tuesday, December 19th at Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Memorial donations can be made to United Way of South Hampton Roads, Toqueville Society, 2515 Walmer Ave, Norfolk, VA 23513, CHKD Child Abuse Program, 935 Redgate Ave, Norfolk, VA 23507, or Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 1404 Pacific Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Dec. 17, 2017


Olivieri, Richard E. Sr. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

          I believe that Richard is a member of the Class of 1963.

             May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Olivieri, Richard E. Sr. [MC1963 RIP]

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

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COMMENT: Bryk, William (MC1977) on the Vietnam War


During the Vietnam War, my mother, who has gone on to join the majority, offered to arrange for me to leave the United States to join relatives in Canada.  I told her that I could not do that.  I didn't want to be killed in a war I believed unjust.  I also could not abandon my country. I could not have looked myself in the mirror if I left others to do the dirty work. After I made that decision, I received my number in the draft.  It was somewhere in the 300s.  I would not have been called up.  Sheer luck.

Bryk, William (MC1977)

[JR: I was drafted but “volunteered” for the Air Force. I was a conflicted “child” (in understanding; not age) at the time but knew that this (undeclared) “war” was just a disaster. Luck of the draw left me in Maryland; a lot of good people were not so “lucky”. I know that the “casualties” extended to entire families thanks to Agent Orange and who know what else. Now in my “old age”, I just want to bring all the girls, boys, women, and men home now!  Unfortunately no one listens to the vets. Have yet to meet one who supports our current foreign policy. Dona Nobis Pacem] 

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JLINKEDIN: Choi, Choryu [MC2011] MBA Candidate at KAIST College of Business



Choi, Choryu [MC2011]
  • MBA Candidate at KAIST College of Business
  • Rubenstein Public Relations  
  • Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
  • Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul, Korea 

  • -MBA candidate with a focus on IT/Media-Multicultural and quadrilingual including 2 native languages (English and Korean)
  • -PR experience in researching and writing documents with excellent proofreading and correction skills
  • -Translation skills from Korean to English
  • -Fast learner in diverse, even unfamiliar tasks, taking the initiative
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JHQ: Merry Christmas from Manhattan College | 2017



Merry Christmas from Manhattan College | 2017

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JUPDATE: DeBono, William A. Jr. [MC1952 RIP] id-ed by Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)


JOBIT: DeBono, William A. Jr. [MC1952 RIP] 2017-Dec-02
William A. DeBono Jr., 87, enjoyed birdwatching from his kitchen window
ByNelsen Funeral Home -December 6, 2017


Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/dignitymemorial/guestbook.aspx?n=william-debono&pid=187422124

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle and identified him as Class of 1952.

DeBono, William A. Jr. [MC1952 RIP]

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JOBIT: Casciani, William Philip [MC1971 RIP] 2017-Dec-18



William Philip Casciani, 68

William Philip Casciani, age 68, passed away in his Staten Island home on Dec. 18, 2017, surrounded by loved ones - his wife and children, and sister.

Born in Brooklyn to Alfred and Margaret Casciani, William "Bill" was the oldest of 10 children and grew up in the Lower East Side, Manhattan. He and his family moved to Staten Island where he resided most of his life.

Bill is survived by his wife of 37 years, Mary, son, Richard, daughter, Jennifer, and daughter, Lauren with son-in-law, Brad and their children, Brianna and Becca. Dapa B will be dearly missed by his granddaughters, wife and children, as well as his nine siblings and extended family.

Bill had a long successful career in financial services, starting as a CPA and Audit Senior with Oppenheim Appel Dixon, and Co., climbing his way up to manager, then partner. From there he moved on to SB Lewis & Company as general partner, finance and operations, Mabon Securities as managing director and CFO, Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder as senior v.p., operations, which later became Natixis Bleichroder where he was chief operating officer. Bill retired at age 60. He was a member of the AICPA and NYSSCPA.

In addition to his rewarding and impactful career, Bill was also an exemplary father, grandfather, husband, and brother to siblings. Born to lead and motivate, he served as an incredible example of strength, determination, resilience, dedication, and courage. An avid reader with a thirst for knowledge, Bill also supported all of the educational institutions that he and his family proudly attended and graduated from, including his alma mater Xavier and Manhattan College, Staten Island Academy, Fordham University and NYU.

He also believed in giving back and helping others, and donated to numerous charities throughout his life including Wounded Warrior Project, the American Cancer Society, and Meals on Wheels to name a few.

Bill enjoyed life, and was not afraid of a challenge. He had a passion for flying and obtained his pilot's license; loved listening to music and the guitar, and taught himself how to play; enjoyed cooking and became a self-taught star chef in our family kitchen; loved numbers and finance, and climbed his way to the top of every company he joined, creating positive change along the way. Heavily interested in politics, he had no problem being candid and sharing his opinions. He enjoyed being by the water, at his home down the shore, and a glass of red wine to end the night along side his furry pal, Oscar. He passes his dreams and journey on to his loved ones, who will forever cherish and honor his legacy.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to Visiting Nurses Hospice Care for their support in his final weeks at home, where Bill and family wanted to be.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, any memorial contributions be made to the Cancer Research Institute. His memorial will take place at Casey McCallum Rice South Shore Funeral Home, 30 Nelson Ave., Staten Island, N.Y., on Tuesday, Dec. 19, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. as well as Wednesday, Dec. 20, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday morning at 9:45 a.m. at St. Clare's Church, 110 Nelson Ave, S.I. Casey-McCallum RiceSouth Shore F/H30 Nelson Ave.Staten Island, N.Y. 10308(718) 317-7600

Published in Staten Island Advance on Dec. 19, 2017


Casciani, William Philip [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

             I believe that William is a member of the Class of 1971.

                        May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Casciani, William Philip [MC1971 RIP]

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

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JOBIT: Torpey, Daniel E. [MC1952 RIP] 2017-Dec-15



1929 - 2017

TORPEY - Daniel E., age 88, of New Hyde Park, NY passed away in his sleep December 15, 2017.

Born January 15, 1929 in Manhattan, Dan graduated from Manhattan College, served in the Army during the Korean conflict, and worked for NY State as an auditor.

Dan was an active member of Our Lady of the Snows parish where he was involved in many organizations and activities. Dan opened his home to many nieces, nephews, and grandchildren as they started their careers in New York.

Dan is preceded in death by brothers, William, Joseph, John, and Thomas; and sisters Anna, Loretta, and Mary (Fash). Dan is survived by his wife of 62 years Margaret (Owens)and their six children, William (Maryann), John (Michele), Marianne (Joseph), Peter (Mary Anne), Daniel (Patti) and Joseph (Michelle); 21 grandchildren; and their great-grand daughter Charlotte.

Calling hours are Thursday, December 21, 2-4:30PM and 7-9:30PM at the New Hyde Park Funeral Home, 506 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park, NY 11040 (nhpfh.com). Funeral Mass 9:45AM Friday, December 22, at Our Lady of the Snows Church, 258-15 80th Ave, Floral Park, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations to Our Lady of the Snows Church Human Concerns Center would be appreciated.

Published in Newsday on Dec. 19, 2017


Torpey, Daniel E. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

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

                   May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Torpey, Daniel E. [MC1952 RIP]

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

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JLINKEDIN: Gullo, Zachary [MC2010] Client Solutions Mgr State Farm



Gullo, Zachary [MC2010]
Client Solutions Manager State Farm
Myers, Florida Area

Experienced Sales Manager with a demonstrated history of performance in the insurance industry. Skilled in Process Development, Budgeting, Analytical Skills, Sales, and Communication.

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JFACEBOOK: Cullen, Kelly [MC????] asks about Broadway Pizza


FROM THE Manhattan College Alumni PUBLIC GROUP

Kelly Cullen

I assume that The deli (naughton's) down the hill by the bar is long gone? What about Broadway Pizza?

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Cullen, Kelly [MC????]

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Dear John,

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

            Joe's Pizza is still there.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JLINKEDIN: Mohr, Alexandra [MC2011] Sales Planner at E!



Mohr, Alexandra [MC2011]
Sales Planner at E! NBC Universal, Inc.  
Greater New York City Area

Ad Sales planner at E! Network within NBCUniversal's Lifestyle team.

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JNEWS: Fakhoury, Gaia [MC????] advises Keystone Club members



Demystifying College: Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich Teens Pepper Panelists with Questions

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Dana Wadsworth, Sophia Daoud, Gaia Fakhoury and Gabriella Bravo fielded questions from Keystone Club members at the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich, Dec 19, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

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Gaia said, “Don’t try anything you don’t want to. You can say no.”

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Fakhoury, Gaia [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JLINKEDIN: Rotando, Jerome [MC1978] Chemical Eng consulting



Rotando, Jerome [MC1978]
Experienced Chemical Engineer, Entrepreneur and Business Owner, Cebu and Leyte, Philippines

  • I am consulting as of 02/17.
  • Region VII - Central Visayas, Philippines 
  • Chemical engineer with wide and varied experience spanning over 35 years.
  • Working in the US as the Manufacturing Science and Technology Department (MS&T) Chemical Process Engineer for Fougera Pharmaceuticals, subsidiary of Novartis/Sandoz. Entrepreneur and consultant in water systems, cosmetics. and beverages.
  • My desire is to develop global opportunities for pharmaceuticals, beverages, foods, and cosmetics (including cosmetic raw materials) from the Asia/Asia Pacific area locally, and to the United States and Europe.
Specialties: Chemical Processes for manufacture of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, natural extracts, bioprocesses, and potable water.

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JNEWS: Monte, Salvatore J. [MC1962] profiled by Marquis Who's Who



Salvatore J. Monte Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who

    OVIEDO, FL, December 21, 2017 — Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Salvatore J. Monte with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Monte celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field of the application of nano-organometallics in polymeric and ceramic material compositions. He was classified Top Secret for his patents on Solid Rocket Fuel and Energetic Composites – in particular, for solving the problem of unplanned detonation of propellants and explosives for the LOVA (Low Vulnerability Ammunition) propellant for the Abrams A-1A tank rounds and 92-other DOD Insensitive Munitions Programs. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

With over 55 years of professional experience, Mr. Monte currently works as the president and chairman of Kenrich Petrochemicals, Inc. and owns the company with his wife Erika G. Monte, daughter of the company founders Oscar A. Spiegelhalder and Eric A. Spiegelhalder. Prior to these positions, he had served the New Jersey-based company as vice president from 1966 to 1969, and as executive vice president from 1969 to 1979. In 2015, the company moved its operations to plants in Decatur and Dayton, TN. Mr. Monte had previously held the positions of assistant superintendent for Turner Construction Company from 1961 to 1964, and as project manager for Blaize Construction Company in Eastchester, NY, from 1964 to 1966.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, on September 18, 1939, to Michael Salvatore and Antoinette Monte, Mr. Monte began his career at Manhattan College, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1961. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Monte became a licensed professional engineer in the states of New Jersey and New York. Eight years later, Mr. Monte earned a BS Chemical Engineering equivalence to qualify for a subsequent Master of Science in Polymeric Materials at NYU Tandon School of Engineering – 1969.

Throughout his career, Mr. Monte has remained affiliated with various organizations within his professional circles. He is most prominently involved with the Society of Plastics Engineers, with whom he is a Fellow and Most Honored Service Member and founded the SPE FOAMS Conference in 1999 with venues in the USA, Spain, Japan, and Germany serving as co-chairman in 2000, 2002, 2009, 2011 and 2014. He served as past president of the SPE Palisades-New Jersey section in 2009, past chairman of the SPE thermoplastic materials and foams division from 1997 to 2000 and was recently designated a lifetime member of the BOD. Furthermore, Mr. Monte has previously held several other roles for the respected society, including finance committee member, technical advisory board member, ANTEC Operations in 2007, and proxy councilors for Israel, Italy, and Belgium. In 2011, he and his wife Erika were inducted into the PPA (Plastic Pioneers Association) whose membership is limited to 250 members worldwide. In 2015, he was voted to the PPA Board of Governors and serves currently as Newsletter Chair of their publication, “The Most Travelled Sheet”.

In addition to the Society of Plastic Engineers, Mr. Monte has maintained membership with a number of respected institutions, including the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the Society for the Advanced Material Process Engineers, the American Chemical Society (ACS), the ACS Rubber Division, the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Canadian Plastics Industries Association, and the American Composites Manufacturers Association. Mr. Monte has additionally served as past chairman of the ACS New York Rubber Group, former trustee of the Walter Head Foundation of Rotary District 7490, and as a lifetime member of the National Defense Industrial Association.

Beyond his status as an esteemed and long-standing figure within his industry, Mr. Monte has received several notable accolades in recognition of his impressive endeavors. Recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International, he was previously honored as Businessman of the Year by the Bayonne Chamber of Commerce in 2015. Additionally, he received the C. Homer Flynn Award for Technical Excellence by the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology. Currently, he serves on the Plastics Industry Association's Recycle Sub-Committee on Polymer Compatibilization.

The owner of 31 US patents issued in the United States and worldwide, Mr. Monte has contributed articles and technical papers to professional journals, as well as various chapters to books and has over 450 ACS CAS Abstracts of “Works by S.J. Monte”. He has also penned the 340-page “Ken-React Reference Manual on Titanates, Zirconates and Aluminates” for Kenrich Petrochemicals, Inc. with 80,000 copies distributed. His invention of specialty chemical products are referenced in several thousand patents by other investigators and are used in products such as digital copier toner, cosmetics, advanced composites, electronics, OLED's for brighter video screens, Portland cement, etc. Mr. Monte has been an invited lecturer at various universities and professional societies in Milan, Osaka, Tokyo, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Paris, Manchester, Birmingham, Mumbai, Istanbul, Hong Kong, Sidney, Seoul, Toronto, Mexico City, Bogata, etc, – in all, over 52 countries. As a result, he and his wife are UA Million Milers. In acknowledgment of his many achievements within his field, Mr. Monte has been featured in numerous editions of Who's Who in Finance and Industry and Who's Who in the World.

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Monte, Salvatore J. [MC1962]

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JLINKEDIN: Ostrov, Jake [MC2011] Pricing Analyst at Spotify



Ostrov, Jake [MC2011]
Pricing Analyst (North America) at Spotify
New York, New York

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JOBIT: Scanlin, Patricia A. [MC???? RIP] 2017-Dec-18




Patricia passed away at home with family on December 18, 2017.

Born in Springfield, MA, of Ellen A. (Fitzgerald) and Edgar J. Bouchard, she was educated at St. Matthew School in Indian Orchard and graduated from Cathedral High School, College of Our Lady of the Elms in Chicopee, and Manhattan College in the Bronx.

She devoted her life to her family and to teaching, first in several Springfield diocesan schools and later in Northampton and Springfield public schools.

Patricia is survived by her sister, Mary V. Jacques; sons and daughters Matthew, Maureen, Andrew, and Kathleen; grandchildren Madeleine, David, Patrick, and Joseph; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased in 2010 by her husband, David, and by her siblings Edgar J. Bouchard, Richard F. Bouchard, and Janet M. Webster.

At Patricia’s request, family will gather in remembrance at a later date and interment will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Springfield, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Holyoke Hospice Life Care at 575 Beech St., Holyoke, MA 01040.

Published in The Republican on Dec. 22, 2017


Scanlin, Patricia A. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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JOBIT: Farrell, James S. "Tex" [MC1966 RIP] 2017-Dec-10 by Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)


Good Evening All,

Tom McCarthy shares the sad news and asks for our prayers for the repose of the soul of Fellow Jasper James S. "Tex" Farrell '66 BBA. Tex is a Family Friend of Tom McCarthy's Family and Tom's Dad, back in the day, worked at Tex's Restaurant/Pub, Doubleday's up from the College on Broadway, where many a Jasper frequented. Tex was a familiar face at Jasper Basketball games. Tex had been in failing health over the last two years or so and fought the good fight.Tom has shared Tex's Obituary which includes  Mass of the Resurrection at the Church of the Immaculate Conception information In Irvington, N.Y. on Friday at 11:00 AM.We pray for Tex, his Wife Susan, their Son, Kevin and Family and Friends as they mourn the loss of their loved one and good Friend. Tex will not be forgotten by the many who knew him. Thank you. Thank you Tom. God Bless.
Phil Colon

James "Tex" Farrell

Irvington - James "Tex" Farrell, formerly of the Bronx and Irvington passed away on December 19, 2017. Tex was the co-owner of the Lodge, Doubleday's Riverdale, The Ferry Inn and former co-owner of Doubleday's in Dobbs Ferry. He is survived by his wife Susan and son Kevin.

Mass of the Resurrection Friday 11am Immaculate Conception Church, Irvington. Visiting Thursday 3-8pm Edwards-Dowdle Funeral Home, 64 Ashford Ave, Dobbs Ferry.


Farrell, James S. "Tex" [MC1966 RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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


Good Morning All,

RE: Was called home

Mike McEneney asks for our prayers.

We pray for the Widow of a very good Friend of Mike's. Mrs. Theresa Sise. We pray for Mrs. Sise and her Family as they mourn the loss of their loved. May she rest in Peace.

We pray too for Mrs. Younger, as Mike says, a spry 93 year old, who getting out of the pool a couple of days ago, fell and broke her leg. We pray that she heals fully and quickly free of any complication.

Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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ENDNOTE: DNR means DNR but is it "suicide"?



Miami doctors face dilemma over 'Do Not Resuscitate' tattooDoctors faced ethical, medical conundrums
Posted: 1:23 PM, December 01, 2017 Updated: 2:17 PM, December 01, 2017

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(CNN) - Picture this: A man is admitted to the hospital, unconscious, with a history of serious health problems and a high blood alcohol level. He has no identification and no family with him. On his chest, he has a tattoo: "Do Not Resuscitate."

What would you do?

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Seems obvious to me.

It does raise a moral question. Is that the same thing as suicide?

Aren’t we morally obligated to live out our lives for as long as we have? And, that means taken advantage of the things society has available to prolong life?

And when you get right down to it, if we don’t eat our veggies aren’t we doing the same thing.

See that’s why fat old white guy injineers shouldn’t think too hard. We’re too logical. Now pass the broccoli.

Dona Nobis Pacem

Luckily, I’m not in charge of anything anywhere.

Carry on.

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