JASPER JOTTINGS Week 03 - 2018 Jan 21   

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



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POSITRACTION: Clear Conversations to improve empathy



Brush With Death Leads Doctor To Focus On Patient Perspective
January 3, 2018 5:00 AM ET

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Today, she splits her time working as a critical care physician and as the medical director of care experience for the Henry Ford Health System. In the past five years, she and three colleagues have developed a program called Clear Conversations to improve empathy and communication with patients. At retreats that typically last two days, Henry Ford Hospital staff practice having difficult conversations with improvisational actors who play their patients. The program also trains providers in fundamental patient communications skills and offers real-time physician "shadowing" to provide feedback.

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One thing I learned from my wife’s long illness was the lack of empathy in all but a few doctors treating her.

I blame that on “insurance” pressure to “turnover” patients like a restaurant waiter.

Perhaps, if we could change BACK to a free market where the patients pay for what they get, then we’d get a better experience. I remember as a child, doctors and hospital staff were all empathetic. 

Of course, the Gooferment won’t let that happen. The politicians and bureaucrats are just fine with the current system of Big Medicine’s Crony Capitalism. Argh!

Maybe this doc can change the culture.

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JFOUND: McAleer, Jody [MC1999] Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery



Dr. Jody McAleer, DPM
Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery

Dr. Jody McAleer, DPM is a podiatric foot & ankle surgery doctor who practices in Jefferson City, MO. He is 40 years old and has been practicing for 18 years. Read his story

This content was provided by Dr. McAleer

Dr. J.P. McAleer received his medical degree from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine where he graduated in the top of his class. He went on to complete his internship and residency in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine which is part of New York University (NYU). In 2012–13, The Mount Sinai Medical Center was recognized on the U.S. News & World Report "Best Hospitals Honor Roll," ranking 14th among the approximately 5000 hospitals in the US. During his training there he earned the respect of his attending physicians and fellow residents and served as chief resident.

Dr. McAleer is experienced in all aspects of foot and ankle care including surgical and conservative treatment options. He is well versed in lower extremity wound care and is a faculty member at the SSM Health – St. Mary's Wound Care Center. Dr. McAleer has a special interest in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery as well as diabetic limb salvage procedures. He specializes in bunion/hammertoe surgery, flatfoot deformity correction, management of joint arthritis, heel pain, repair of tendon tears/ruptures and fracture management of the foot and ankle. He cares for both pediatric and adult patients.

Dr. McAleer co-introduced laser nail treatment for fungal toenails to the Jefferson City area. He and his partner, Dr. William Duke, helped to establish the care protocols and treatment method for this new technology at the JCMG Laser and Vein Center. He also introduced several cosmetic foot procedures to the medical group including the use of dermal filler injections for the 'foot-facelift' procedure.

Dr. McAleer entered private practice in 2006. He is a shareholder partner at the Jefferson City Medical Group. He also has privileges at SSM Health – St. Mary's Hospital, the JCMG Laser and Vein Center and the JCMG Surgical Center. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Certified in Foot Surgery, and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Dr. McAleer is a member of the Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce.

He holds a second degree black belt in Ryu Renshi Dan Karate and is an exercise and cycling enthusiast. He enjoys spending his free time traveling with his family.


  • Served as Chief Resident at Mount Sinai Medical Center – New York,
  • NY Pi Delta Podiatric Honor Society member Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Distinguished Scholar Award Certificate of Recognition for involvement in the World Trade Center disaster relief efforts on September 11, 2001
  • Dr. McAleer has authored articles published in several medical journals.
  • He has lectured internationally.
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McAleer, Jody [MC1999]

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JLINKEDIN: Gallo, Michael [MC2014] Quality Manager Asst at Judlau Contracting



Gallo, Michael [MC2014]
Quality Manager Assistant at Judlau Contracting, Inc.
Greater New York City Area

Michael Gallo is a mechanical engineer currently working on large New York City Transit project. Michael currently oversees multiple disciplines including; mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, data/communication, I&C, fire alarm, signals and traction power. A multitalented engineer Michael takes pride in complete his projects on time.

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JUPDATE: Hennessy, Charles R. [MC1959 RIP] id-ed by O'Connell, Bill (MC1959) and Tortorelli, Al (MC1959)

JOBIT: Hennessy, Charles R. [MC1959 RIP] 2018-Jan-06


Charles R. Hennessy

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Jobit: Charles R. Hennessy was a 1959 Liberal Arts graduate and classmate.

Bill O'Connell '59

[JR: Thanks, Bill. Much appreciated. Sorry about the loss of your classmate.]

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Dear John,

I believe that Charles R. Hennessy was in the Business School, Class of 1959. I found his picture in my yearbook.

Happy New Year.

Al Tortorelli   
Science '59

[JR: Thanks, Al. Much appreciated. Sorry about the loss of your classmate. HNY to you and all as well.]

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JNEWS: Potter, Sean [MC????] Randolph NJ Rec Committee



Recreation Committee Reviews Past Year, Looks Forward to 2018 Improvements
January 13, 2018 at 1:31 PM

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Recent college graduation Sean Potter also joined the Recreation Committee this year. He grew up in Randolph, attending Center Grove Elementary before moving to the Ironia area. While attending Manhattan College, he participated in the Board of Trustees, and wanted to be involved in that type of volunteering when returning home.

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Potter, Sean [MC????]

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Dear John,

           I believe that Sean is a recent grad. I do not have a year.


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JLINKEDIN: Merino, Daniel [MC2016] Mgr at Industrial & Commercial Cleaning



Merino, Daniel [MC2016]
Manager at Industrial & Commercial Cleaning Inc.
New York, New York

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JNEWS: Cosgrove, Gavin [MC2003] in “Mundiavocat”



Local attorneys represent eastern Ontario in 2018 World Cup for Lawyers
Team sponsored by Bergeron Clifford, Injury Lawyers, heading to Salou, Spain
SPORTS 06:48 PM Perth Courier

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A team of eastern Ontario lawyers is travelling to Spain in May 2018 to compete in “Mundiavocat,” the World Cup of soccer for lawyers.

This is the 19th edition of the tournament that happens every two years around the globe. The tournament is restricted to lawyers, paralegals, and judges, and it is a truly international affair with more than 100 teams from 40 countries participating over 10 days.

The team is sponsored by Bergeron Clifford Injury Lawyers, a firm based in Kingston but with offices and practicing from the GTA through Northumberland and the Kawarthas, to Kingston and the Quebec border, and all the way through Lanark to Ottawa and the Valley. The team has competed in the World Cup once before (2016, Spain), and also twice in the regional offshoot “America Lawyers” (Chile, 2015 and Panama, 2017).

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Bergeron Clifford associates also have experience playing Division I sports: Gavin Cosgrove (Manhattan College; track and field) and Joe Dart (Yale University, hockey).

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Cosgrove, Gavin [MC2003]

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MOBIT: Leggett, Patrick Joseph [MCattendee] on 2018-Jan-10


http://www.legacy.com/ obituaries/ poughkeepsiejournal/obituary. aspx?n=patrick-leggett&pid= 187817239&fhid=30230

Patrick Leggett

Rhinebeck - Patrick Joseph Leggett, 90, a longtime Rhinebeck resident, passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, NY.

Born on May 5, 1927, in New York, NY, he was the son of the late James J. and Rose Ann (McGowan) Leggett. Patrick married Eleanor A. Rasco on June 23, 1956 in Redford, NY and she survives at home in Rhinebeck.

Patrick received his education at Catholic University, Hunter College and Manhattan College. He taught Latin and English for 30 years in the Rhinebeck School District and was an active member of New York State United Teachers (NYSUT). Formerly a member of the De La Salle Christian Brothers Order (Brother Brendan Thomas), he taught for six years in parochial schools.

Patrick was a devoted husband and father who especially loved family gatherings. He had a great appreciation for classical music, opera and the beauty of nature. A longtime communicant of Good Shepherd Church in Rhinebeck, Patrick also volunteered at Northern Dutchess Hospital.

In addition to his loving wife of 61 years, he is survived by his children, Michael Leggett of Oneonta, NY, Christopher Leggett of Rhinebeck, NY, Maureen Nicholson of Rhinebeck, NY, Timothy (Jennifer) Leggett of Stanfordville, NY, and Peter (Maureen) Leggett of Red Hook, NY; his daughter in law, Carmen Leggett of Suffolk, VA; his grandchildren, Brendan, Beatriz, Amaya, Bethany Rose, Christopher, LeighAnne, Ian, and Liam; his great grandchildren; along with extended family and friends.

His son, Kevin Leggett, and a brother, Bernard Leggett, predeceased him.

Friends may call at the Burnett & White Funeral Homes in Rhinebeck on Monday, January 15, 2018 from 3 to 7 pm.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 at Church of the Good Shepherd, Rhinebeck, NY. Fr. Douglas Crawford will officiate. Burial will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Rhinecliff.

Memorial donations may be made in Patrick's memory to the Brothers of the Christian Schools, P.O. Box 238, Lincroft, N.J. 07738.

Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes 91 E. Market St., Rhinebeck, NY.

For directions, or to sign the online guest book, please visit www.Burnett-White.com.

Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Jan. 12 to Jan. 14, 2018


Leggett,  Patrick Joseph [MCattendee RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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JUPDATE: Gray, Raymond C. [MC1965 RIP] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


JOBIT: Gray, Raymond C. [MC1965 RIP] 2018-Jan-09

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/etpa/raymond-c-gray-condolences/187797420?cid=full

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

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Dear John,

I believe that Raymond is a member of the Class of 1965.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Gray, Raymond C. [MC1965 RIP]

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JNEWS: Ferenz, John Sr. [MC1939] lives in Santa Maria CA



Honoring my father on his 100th birthday
John Ferenz
Tuesday, January 09, 2018

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My dad now lives in Santa Maria, Calif., a picturesque city of a little over 100,000 people near the coast about 70 miles north of Santa Barbara. He lives by himself, but he's seldom alone, having a great circle of friends and neighbors. Physically he feels great but, as a performing pianist, he wishes he had a gig scheduled for tonight. He still keeps in shape by lifting weights and often going to the mall for long walks. He's also looking forward to his next birthday. On Jan. 11 my Dad will be celebrating his 100th birthday. And what stories he could tell!

Dad's parents emigrated from Czechoslovakia early in the last century and settled in New York City, where he was the firstborn, followed by a younger brother. In 1939, he became the first in his family to achieve a college education, graduating from Manhattan College with a degree in biology. During World War II he was a B-24 bomber pilot in the Army Air Corps, completing 35 combat missions over Germany and France, and earning five Air Medals. As a kid, I remember asking him about his experiences but, like so many combat veterans, he would downplay his own role, saying things like, "I think we killed a lot of cows." When I pressed him for more, he finally admitted that he had fought with Eisenhower, Patton and MacArthur. I was very impressed until he added, with a smile, "I just didn't get along with anybody." So much for the sense of humor I undoubtedly inherited and can still blame him for.

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Ferenz, John Sr. [MC1939]

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JLINKEDIN: Rivet-Frame, Ryan [MC2015] Self-Employed Lighting Design Consultant



Rivet-Frame, Ryan [MC2015]
Scenic and Lighting Design Consultant at Self-Employed Contractor
Village of Irvington, NY
Greater New York City Area

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JOBIT: Noye, Edward J. [MC1961 RIP] 2018-Jan-14



Edward J. Noye
May 11, 1938 - January 14, 2018
Carroll Valley, Pennsylvania

Edward was born on May 11, 1938 and passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018.

Edward was a resident of Carroll Valley, Pennsylvania at the time of passing.

Mr. Noye was a graduate of Manhattan College.

Viewing will be on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fairfield, PA followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m.. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

In return for their extraordinary service to the community, the Noye family asks that donations be made to Fountaindale Volunteer Fire Department, 1340 Old Waynesboro Road, Fairfield, PA 17320


Noye, Edward J. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.tributes.com/condolences/leave_memory/105723287

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Dear John,

              I believe that Edward is a member of the Class of 1961.

                       May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Noye, Edward J. [MC1961 RIP]

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

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JLINKEDIN: Trakul, Virginia [MC????] Dentist in CA



Trakul, Virginia [MC????]
Menlo Park, California

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JOBIT: Lancer, Alan J. [MC1966 RIP] 2018-Jan-16



Alan J. Lancer
February 14, 1945 - January 16, 2018

Alan J. Lancer, 72, of Baldwinsville, passed away on Tuesday at the Syracuse Home Association. He was born in New York City, NY a son of the late Franklin and Elizabeth (Lipp) Lancer. Alan was raised and educated in New York City attending Manhattan College. After graduating, he came to the Syracuse area and has been a resident of Baldwinsville since 2001. Alan was employed for over 35 years with Lockheed Martin in Liverpool retiring as a Systems Engineer in their Sonar-Heavy Military Department in 2001. He was an avid SU sports fan and coin collector. He was a member of the GE Elfun Society, the American Numismatic Association, and a parishioner of Pope John XXIII Catholic Church. He is predeceased by his brother Robert Lancer.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Patricia A. (Buehler) Lancer of Baldwinsville, daughter, Beth M Lancer (Kevin Krause) of Onondaga Hill, son, Brian A. (Tanya M.) Lancer of Hillsbourgh, NC., two grandchildren, Cole A Lancer, Grace C. Lancer, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the Maurer Funeral Home Moyers Corners, 3541 State Rt 31 Baldwinsville with funeral services to follow at 7:00pm at the funeral home.

Please consider contributions in Alan’s memory to the Archbishop Molloy High School 83-53 Manton Street, Briarwood, NY 11435.


Lancer, Alan J. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/Batesville/guestbook.aspx?n=alan-lancer&pid=187880504

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Lancer, Alan J. [MC1966 RIP]

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

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Tom McCarthy's dad


Good Evening All,

Tom McCarthy asks for our continued prayers for his Dad. We need to raise the volume for this good man as be prepares for some intensive and delicate surgery tommorow, Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at New York Presbyterian/Columbia Hospital. Tom Senior has been in our prayers since he began treahtment of a specialized nature combining a mix of Chemo and immunotherapies. During his first two weeks of treatment, he had some ups and downs, not responding well. He had a drastic drop in his platelets and white blood cells. Further treatment was postponed and he was kept in hospital for a few days to monitor him, provide transfusions Nd reduce the risk if infection. He rebounded and the Family were happy to hear that his tumor was reduced in size considerably while everything was going on, The tumor went from 8 CM TO 5 CM wide. The Doctors have decided that the best course of treatment is surgery. A more detailed byopsy of Big Tom's Lymph Nodes to make sure that there is no Cancer anywhere else was performed showing no further signs of Cancer, praise God, clearing him for surgery tomorrow. Due to the original size of the tumor and being against the Chest Wall and subsequent scarring from treatment, the operation is likely to be fairly radical perhaps requiring some reconstruction. That will be decided after the surgery. We pray that reconstructive surgery will be minimal so that recovery is not an extended period. It is estimated at 5 to 14 days depending upon what is entailed. We pray for Mr. McCarthy, for Mrs. McCarthy, for Tom and his Sister, for the Doctors and Caregivers as we ask God to guide the hands of the Surgeons and for a successful procedure and smooth recovery. The Family thank each of you for your continued prayers and thoughts. Please raise the volume for this good Man. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JLINKEDIN: Zahlanie, Juliano [MC2012] Sr Mgr, Ops and Plan at Capelli Sport



Zahlanie, Juliano [MC2012]
Sr Mgr, Ops and Plan at Capelli Sport
Greater New York City Area

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ENDNOTE: Abusive weed arrests



Being Black in Trump Country: Dozens of People Arrested for Less Than an Ounce of Weed
Shaun King
January 4 2018, 1:58 p.m.

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WHEN A PANICKED stranger emailed me this past weekend to say that police in Cartersville, Georgia, had “locked up a hundred kids when they claimed to find less than an ounce of weed at a house party,” I didn’t need to ask if the kids were black. I already knew. Police departments across north Georgia, a region north of Atlanta where Cartersville is located, just aren’t that likely to arrest 100 white kids at a house party if they discovered less than an ounce of marijuana.

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Many of these people’s lives will be ruined because of that small amount of marijuana. Scores of lawyers have been hired; nearly $100,000 in bail money was paid; and good people — who, for all we or the cops know, have never even smoked weed — are wondering if they are about to have a criminal record. Their mugshots were publicly released. Unable to afford bail, many of the men and women who were arrested were then fired from their jobs after they were left in jail for days on end.

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Sorry, but this is “barbara streisand”; an abusive use of police power and prosecutorial misconduct.

If AG Session was doing his job of protecting the rights of the people, he’d be down their with the DoJ lawyers setting things right.

Sorry, but the Congress needs to legalize drugs and focus on treatment; not punishment.

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