JASPER JOTTINGS Week 07 - 2018 Feb 18  

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



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POSITRACTION: Alma Mater defines respect for all students



Manhattan College Supports Its LGBTQ students through LaSallian Charism
January 28, 2018 by Lizzie Sextro

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Manhattan College, a Catholic campus in New York City, established its first LGBTQ support group in the early 1980’s. Since then, the organization has grown and flourished as its members continue to raise awareness and create a safe space for LGBTQ students on campus. The school is owned by the Christian Brothers, and the outreach to LGBTQ students is very much grounded in the spirit of the Brothers’ founder: John Baptist de La Salle.

An editorial in The Quadrangle, the school’s student newspaper, emphasized the school’s three-decade commitment to LGBTQ students by examining the five major LaSallian values:

“(1) Respect for all people. (2) Quality Education. (3) Inclusive Community. (4) Concern for the Poor and Social Justice. (5) Faith in the Presence of God.”

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Nice to see Alma Mater recognized for doing good deeds.

I tend to agree with, not “despite”, the Catholic teaching that has notoriously labeled “homosexual tendencies” as “intrinsically disordered.” Unfortunately for these afflicted and conflicted individuals, they can’t really reproduce and perpetuate the species. So, but, despite being “broken”, they are human beings entitled to all the rights, and to be treated with dignity. To not do that, leads us to the Nazis and their version of eugenics.

I definitely disagree with the inclusion of the words “Social Justice”  because of its left liberal political connotations. “Social Justice” seems to me to make certain classes of people entitled to “positive rights” that are merely stealing from others.

But, the first two of what I think are my core values are peace and tolerance. As I’ve ofter said and post, I’m not the arbiter of anything but my own conduct. I try to live so that my Mom would be proud of me. It’s a child-like easy to measure yardstick.

I applaud Alma Mater for its compassion in a very difficult human situation.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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You Found Who or What?: Manhattan College Supports Its LGBTQ students through LaSallian Charism

Website or source of news?: https://www.newwaysministry.org/2018/01/28/manhattan- college-supports-lgbtq- students-lasallian-charism/

What did you find?: Nice coverage of Alma Mater in publication of New Ways Ministry

Toner, Mike (MC1972)

[JR: I agree.]

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JOBIT: Cannito, Vito D. [MC1988 RIP] 2018-Feb-04



Vito D. Cannito
April 11, 1931 - February 4, 2018
Yonkers, New York

ito was born on April 11, 1931 and passed away on Sunday, February 4, 2018.

Vito was a resident of Yonkers, New York at the time of passing.

He later graduated from Manhattan College attending classes in the evening and working as Head Teller at First National Bank in Yonkers.

Vito was proud to have served in the U.S. Marines as an aviation electrician during the Korean War and loved to tell stories of his travels, it was one of the many highlights of his life.

Vito D, Cannito April 11, 1931 - February 04, 2018
Age: 86
Visiting hours: Saint Anthony`s Church-Nepera Park
Service Time: 11:00 am Saturday February 17, 2018
Biography: Vito Dominick Cannito, a lifelong resident of Yonkers, NY died peacefully on February 4,2018 after a long Illness. 714 Yonkers Avenue , with a funeral Mass on February 17th, 11:00 a.m. at St. Anthony's Church on Nepperhan Avenue in Yonkers.

In lieu of flowers donations preferred to Alzheimer's research at: https://raceroster.com/events/2018/14945/2018-running-4-answers-a-race-against-alzheimers


Cannito, Vito D. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.tributes.com/condolences/leave_memory/105821598

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Dear John,

I believe that Vito is a member of the Class of 1988.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Cannito, Vito D. [MC1988 RIP]

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JUPDATE: Cuggy, William J. [MC1971 RIP] obit and guestbook posted


JOBIT: Cuggy, William J. [MC1971 RIP] 2018-Jan-17

[JR: The obit has not been published yet. More to come as soon I see it.]

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CUGGY - William J. formerly of Garden City S., passed away on January 17, 2018 in The Villages, Fl.

He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Judy, his sons Brennan and Daniel Cuggy (Katherine) and his beloved granddaughter Keira. He is also survived by his sister Eileen McKernan (Tom) and brother Jack Cuggy (Andrea) and will be sorely missed by a large extended family of nieces, nephews, cousins, godchildren, in-laws and a lifetime of wonderful friends.

He was predeceased by his parents William and Anne (Hayden) Cuggy, and his brother James Cuggy.

A memorial mass will be held at 11:00 am on March 24th, at the Chapel of DeLaSalle at Manhattan College, Smith Auditorium, 4513 Manhattan College Parkway, Riverdale, NY. In lieu of flowers, con-tributions can be made in Bill's memory to the Cornerstone Hospice (cshospice.org), The American Cancer Fund (cancer.org) or Covenant House (covenanthouse.org).

Published in Newsday on Feb. 11, 2018


Guestbook: Same link

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JOBIT: McCaffery, James P. [MC1962 RIP] 2018-Feb-09



James P. McCaffery

Briarcliff Manor - James P. McCaffery, of Briarcliff Manor, passed away peacefully on Friday morning, February 9th.

Jim was born in Yonkers to Neil and Elizabeth McCaffery and grew up with his siblings Edward and Mary. He attended St. Dennis school and then went to high school at Sacred Heart. He enjoyed playing basketball, stick ball in the streets with buddies and going to the New Jersey shore with his family.

After graduating from Manhattan College with a degree in Accounting, Jim served with honor in the US Army and served his country in Vietnam. After his return, he married Siegrun and eventually settled in Briarcliff Manor where their family grew to include their children Karen, Patty and Michael.

Jim was a CPA and an audit partner in Grant Thornton LLP. A long time parishioner of St. Theresa Church, he attended 7:45 Mass every Sunday.

After he retired, Jim's most favorite time was spent playing golf and spending time with his 11 grandchildren.

James is survived by his wife Siegrun, his brother Edward McCaffery and sister Mary Schlichtig. He is cherished by his children Karen and husband Doug, Patty and husband Bill, and Michael and wife Suzanne. He is loved by his 11 grandchildren Katie, Julie, Emily, Lizzie, Jack, Tori, Ryan, Allie, Caroline, Sean and Lauren.

Reposing, Waterbury & Kelly Funeral Home on Monday from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM. Funeral Mass, St. Theresa's Church, Briarcliff Manor, NY on Tuesday 10 AM. Entombment, Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ronald McDonald House.

WATERBURY & KELLY FUNERAL HOME 1300 Pleasantville Rd Briarcliff Manor, New York 10510 914-941-0838

Published in the The Journal News on Feb. 11, 2018


McCaffery, James P. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

I believe that James is a member of the Class of 1962.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McCaffery, James P. [MC1962 RIP]

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

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Thank you for your kind words regarding my father. During this tough time reading words like yours gives us comfort in knowing we weren't alone in knowing how great a man my father was. He was loved by his family beyond words. Many thanks, Mike McCaffery

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JOBIT: Buonasera, John Daniel [MC???? RIP] 2018-Feb-07




BUONASERA—John Daniel, DDS. Known to all as "Doc or Dr. B," died unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 7, 2018.

He was stricken while doing what he enjoyed most and did best, taking care of his patients. John was a generous, kind, good-natured neighbor, both in Manhattan and in Bridgehampton. When his friends had problems, questions, or just needed someone to talk to, John was inevitably the first person they thought of.

He was proud of his education at Xavier, Manhattan College and NYU School of Dentistry, and his service as a US Army Captain during the Vietnam War.

Dr. Buonasera's first wife, Sherry Jean, died 11 years ago. Their sons, Ash, his wife Nicoletta and their children Baylor, Bella and Luca, and Bradford and his wife, Manon, and their children Mia and Madison were the joy of his life. John is survived by his devoted wife, Susan of six years, his step- daughter, Jessica Goncalves, her husband, Nuno and his newest grandbabies, Tommy and Penelope.

A Memorial Mass to honor his life is planned for 11am, Saturday, February 24 at The Church of St. Francis Xavier, 46 West 16th Street, NYC, NY 10011.

Weigand Bros Funeral Home 49 Hillside Ave Williston Park, NY 11596 (516) 746-4484

Published in The New York Times on Feb. 11, 2018


Buonasera, John Daniel [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/nytimes/john-buonasera-condolences/188142290?cid=full

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

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JLINKEDIN: Garfinkel, Zachary [MC2011] Senior Accountant at Marcum LLP



Garfinkel, Zachary [MC2011]
Senior Accountant at Marcum LLP
Melville, New York

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JNEWS: Bosco, Nat [MC1977] Program Chair at ACAMS


Congratulate Nat Bosco CAMS for starting a new position as Program Chair at ACAMS

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Nat Bosco
Program Chair at ACAMS Greater Philadelphia Chapter
Bradley Beach, New Jersey

At ARC Risk and Compliance, we are exclusively focused on Anti-Money Laundering. We are a company of highly specialized individuals each with many years of experience in positions such as Regulator, Bank Examiner, CCO, and BSA/OFAC Officer. We are all cross-disciplined in both the technology and business aspects of BSA and OFAC, thus providing our clients with a well rounded team when delivering each ouf our services, including; Model Validations, Anual Independent Review, AML Risk Assessment, Lookbacks, and Remediation.

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MFOUND: A drop out does music



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Bobby: "No, I had no vision. This was about chicks and beer. [Laughs] I can give you a long-winded, lying answer if you'd like. [Laughs] I'll tell you'll a funny story: I was in a school called Manhattan College. My father worked very hard to get in there. He put me through preparatory high school and the whole thing. I finally got into this great college, it was a Catholic college in New York City. In my second year, actually, it was my third year, I told my father I'm leaving the school because the band got a deal. He looked at me right in the face and goes 'Is this about girls and free beer?' I go 'No.' And 25 years later, I met a sports icon in New York, a guy named Mike Piazza, he was a catcher for the New York Mets. I did a bunch of benefits for him and he said 'Whatever you need, let me know.' My father and I are big Mets fans and I said, 'I need your booth, your private seats for my father's 75th birthday.' He gave me 15 tickets and filled the place with booze and hamburger sliders. My father looked at me and said 'I knew this OVERKILL thing would really work out someday.' I said 'Dad, I got a confession: When I left college, it was about girls and free beer.' It's a true story. He knew, of course. He was my father. He wasn't an idiot. [Laughs] It was kind of cool to see that story actually come around from when he asked me and when I finally admitted it to be true after three decades."

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JEMAIL: Kuhn, Rob (MC1973) found a featuring of Jones, Lou [MC1954 RIP]


Hi John ...

Please see the attached photo - which I've had for a few weeks.

It is part of an exhibit at the New Rochelle Library. The entire exhibit is a set of photographs in the lobby, and I am not certain how long it will be there. If anyone is interested, they could just call the library.

The photo features Lou Jones and cites him as a gold medalist athlete, educator and county official. He would have attended Manhattan in the early 1950s. Later he worked there (until 1974) as dean of student personnel - which would cross my time there, though I don't recall Mr. Jones personally - unfortunately.

Hope you're well.Thanks,
Rob Kuhn '73

2018 02Feb 12 Lou Jones

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Kuhn, Rob (MC1973)

Jones, Lou [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

I believe that Lou is a member of the Class of 1954,


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Jones, Lou [MC1954 RIP]

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JLINKEDIN: Haney, Robert [MC2016] MEP Field Eng @ Turner Const



Haney, Robert [MC2016]
MEP Field Engineer at Turner Construction Company
Astoria, New York

I am currently working on a 1.2 billion dollar hospital job in the upper east side of New York City. My role on this job is to oversee the construction and start up of all electrical systems in the hospital, including all emergency systems.

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JOBIT: Mascola, Francis X. [MC1943 RIP] 2018-Feb-10



Francis X. Mascola

West Nyack - On February 10, 2018, Francis Xavier Mascola passed away peacefully with his family at his side in his West Nyack home where he lived for 63 wonderful years. Frank lived a full and complete life and left a devoted legacy of fatherhood, community service and zest for life that is second to none.

Frank was the son of Salvino and Marie (Farenga) Mascola of the Bronx, NY. During WWII, Frank served in both the Marine Corps and US Army, attaining the rank of Lieutenant. His tour of duty took him to the Philippines and Japan, where he served on General McArthur's staff in Tokyo and was Chief of Economics and Labor Relations during the Japanese Reconstruction Occupation. After over 30 years of active and reserve duty, Frank retired from the US Army Reserve as a Lt. Colonel.

Frank attended Xavier High School where he was 3 sport athlete starring in football. Frank was a graduate of Manhattan College and attended the Cornell Graduate School of Industrial and Labor Relations. As one of the youngest US Commissioners, he mediated federal labor disputes throughout the country. He later established his own management consulting firm with offices in New York, New Jersey and Washington, DC. Clarkstown voters elected Frank as their representative on the first Rockland County Legislature. In 1973, he served as Chairman which at that time was the equivalent of today's County Executive.

Frank was well known for his volunteer service. He served on many boards, including the West Point Admissions Board, Nyack Hospital, American Cancer Society and the Clarkstown Board of Education. Frank was one of the founding members of The United Way in Rockland County and was honored by the American Red Cross in 1995 with the Community Service Award. Frank was a lifelong member of Rotary Internationaland later served as President of the Nanuet Rotary Club.

Despite his hectic professional schedule, Frank always made time to spend with his children. He coached Little League and Clarkstown Recreation basketball for many years. He was active with the Boy Scouts as a youngster and later as a father. Later he took up tennis and passed his passion for the game on to his children. Because of their athletic dad, all of his children learned to play tennis at the iconic Merritt Tennis Courts in Pearl River.

Frank fashioned his West Nyack home backyard like a playground paradise for his children and grandchildren. When his brood was not playing in the woods behind the house, Frank and his family were often found building more memories at the Rockland Country Club or the Nyack Field Club where Frank held active memberships. In addition to golf and tennis, Frank enjoyed gardening, swimming, and travel often organizing exotic world tours with Marcey. He loved horseback riding with his wife and daughters. Frank's other hobbies included analyzing financial data and playing the stock market. Dating from his Xavier High football star days, Frank remained an avid football fan holding West Point season tickets for decades. Some of his fondest memories were made during idyllic summer family vacations at Long Beach Island, and Lavallette, New Jersey. Frank and Marcey also treasured spending time at their other home on Hutchinson Island, Florida.

Frank is survived by his devoted wife of 65 years Mary Alice "Marcey" (Beckerle) Mascola. Frank is survived by daughter Maureen and husband Joseph Rose of Surf City, N.J.; son Thomas More Mascola and fiancée Karen Albert (sons Brett & Paul) of Nanuet; son Francis Xavier Jr. "Ted" and wife Christine (Flood) Mascola of Blauvelt; daughter Susanne and husband Thomas Humbach of West Nyack. He was predeceased by his son Jimmy. He was also a devoted "Pa" to his grandchildren; Jay and wife Nadine, Geoffrey, Conor, Darcy, Pearse, Jack, William, Teddy, Eugene and great-grandchildren Giana and Joseph III. Frank is survived by his sisters Gloria DiCarlo (late husband Gerald) and Marie Pisano (husband Ronald). He is predeceased by his sister Betty Oliva (late husband Mike). Additionally, Frank is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends and relatives on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 and Thursday February 15, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Joseph W. Sorce Funeral Home, Inc. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, February 16, 2018 at St. Anthony's Shrine Church in Nanuet, N.Y. at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Special Olympics NY Hudson Valley Region, 1207 Route 9, Suite 1C, Wappingers Falls, N.Y. 12590.

Published in the The Journal News from Feb. 13 to Feb. 14, 2018


Mascola, Francis X. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

I believe that Francis is a member of the class of 1943.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Mascola, Francis X. [MC1943 RIP]

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

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QUADRANGLE: Athanasidy Patrice Liquori (MC1988) Fall of 1987 about Brother President



Quadrangle Flashback: Brother Thomas Scanlan
Posted on February 12, 2018 by The Quadrangle in College, News, Top Stories
The following profile on Brother Thomas Scanlan, F.S.C., was initially published in The Quadrangle’s 63rd volume of the print edition during the fall of 1987. Br. Thomas passed away Sunday, Feb. 4 at the age of 72. The piece was published under the editorship of Patrice Athanasidy, a current MC adjunct professor of journalism. It has been lightly edited.

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Athanasidy Patrice Liquori (MC1988)

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JEMAIL: Vitolo. Francesca [MC1998] MDA fundraiser Friday June 8th


Good Afternoon,

Please see attached, appreciate your help. Keep me posted if you will be attending.


Francesca Vitolo
Business Development / Project Administrator
Stone Engineering PC


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Vitolo. Francesca [MC1998]

[JR: I hope some of my fellow “gun nuts” get out and support your good cause.]

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MNEWS: Junior Lisa Fajardo sets a new school record



Brooklyn native sets school record at Manhattan College

Junior Lisa Fajardo set a new school record in the indoor 5K last Friday.

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[JR: Well spoken and great image for Alma Mater!]

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JLINKEDIN: Agazzi, Michael [MC2011] Mech Eng @ Robert Derector Mission Critical



Agazzi, Michael [MC2011]
Mechanical Engineer
at Robert Derector Mission Critical
New York, New York

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JOBIT: Dalton, John J. [MC???? RIP] 2018-Feb-13



John J. Dalton

age 80 a longtime resident of River Edge and formerly born and raised in the Edgewater section of the Bronx died Tuesday, February 13, 2018.

Beloved husband of Patricia (nee) Cunningham. Devoted father of Terrence Dalton and his wife Jennifer, Rosemary Rothenbuhler and her husband Bradley, and Genevieve Hekemain and her husband Peter. Loving grandfather of Micaela, Eliana, Gavin, Jake, Christian, Owen, and Gwyneth. His memory will always be cherished by his many surviving family members and friends.

John was a graduate of Manhattan College and worked for many years as the Personnel Director of Odyssey House in New York City. He was also an avid photographer.

Family and friends are invited to visit Friday 3-8PM at the Volk Leber Funeral Home, 268 Kinderkamack Rd., Oradell. Funeral service Saturday 9:00AM from the funeral home to St. Peter's RC Church River Edge for a 10AM Mass of Christian Burial. In lieu of flowers donations in John's name to a charity of your choosing are appreciated by the family. Visit John's memorial tribute page at www.volkleber.com.


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

Guestbook: Same link

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JOBIT: DiPadova, Robert A. [MC???? RIP] 2018-Feb-12



Robert A. DiPadova

West Nyack, NY - Robert A. DiPadova (Bob), entered into eternal rest on Monday, February 12, 2018 in the Veterans Hospital, Bronx, NY. Bob was born in Yonkers, NY on November 24, 1940. He graduated from Gorton High School and Manhattan College earning a degree in Civil Engineering. In 1967 Bob married the love of his life, Viga.

He joined the Army and served from 1966 to 1977 as an Aviator. His primary role was flying helicopters. He served two combat tours in Vietnam earning the bronze star for bravery under fire. Bob spent the next half of his life battling the health effects of agent orange exposure from Vietnam. Bob will always be remembered for his love of country, duty in the service and devotion of his family. He was a loving father and husband and will be missed. Bob is survived by his wife, Viga two sons, Robert Jr. and his wife, Kim, Anthony and his wife, Sandy, two beautiful grandchildren, Caitlyn and Nicholas and his twin brother, Artie and his wife Karola. He was predeceased by his sister, Lucille.

Visiting hours will be Friday, February 16 from 2-4 & 7-9pm at the Joseph W. Sorce F.H. Inc., 728 West Nyack Rd., West Nyack, NY (845) 358-4433 www.sorcefuneralhome.com where funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 17 at 10:00am. Burial will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery, Nanuet, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bob's name to the Disabled American Veterans.

Published in the The Journal News on Feb. 14, 2018


 DiPadova, Robert A. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JOBIT: Leary, Tim [MC1967 RIP] 2018-Feb-13 passing reported



Legendary local high school hoops coach passes away
By Joseph Staszewski
February 14, 2018 | 12:22am

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Legendary St. Francis Prep boys basketball coach Tim Leary died Tuesday morning after a more than year-long battle with gallbladder cancer. He was 73. Leary died at Mount Sinai Hospital in Brooklyn, according to the school.

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He also led St. Francis Prep’s basketball team to the city title game as a player, losing to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (then Lew Alcindor) and Power Memorial in 1963. Leary went on to play baseball and basketball at Manhattan College. He spent 30 years as a teacher and dean in the New York City schools system after beginning his teaching career at the now closed St. Augustine High School in Park Slope.

His wife, Claudia, died in 2016 after a three-year battle with cancer. He spoke about her to the crowd during his final home game last season and those close to him talked of how much he missed her.

“He wasn’t the same after [Claudia] died,” Fischetti said. “He could see his heart was broken.”

After complaining of stomach issues, he was diagnosed with cancer last year. Initial chemotherapy treatments went well before leveling off, according to Alesi. How quickly he died after being diagnosed still came as a surprise, Fischetti said.

Leary is survived by his three brothers, four children and seven grandchildren.

Services will be held at Joseph G. Duffy Funeral Home (255 9th Street, Brooklyn) Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral Mass is 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Thomas More Church in Breezy Point.


Leary, Tim [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

[JR: No obit yet. Watching for it.]

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Dear John,

I believe that Tim is a member of the Class of 1967.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

Leary, Tim [MC1967 RIP]

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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Good Evening All,

Tom Delaney has shared the sad news of the death of Fellow Jasper, renowned, respected and loved legendary Hi gh School Basketball Coach, Tim Leary (Timothy D.) ‘67 BA. Tim was called home on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. We pray for the repose of his Soul. We pray for his Wife Claudia (predeceased in 2016, their Four Children, Grand Children and Family as the Family mourn the loss of their loved one.

One of the most telling comments made in the N Y Post article about this good man, is the observation that Tim was not only Teaching BasketBall, he was Teaching Life lessons. Tim will be missed by so many whose lives he touched.

Tom had also shared information regarding visitation on Thursday, February 15 and Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, February 16th. Thank you Tom. Thank you all. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Subject: Fwd: NY Post On Line article on Tim Leary's passing.

FYI and prayer request.

Sad News :

Bill , Tim was a Jasper from our era.

Thought you and others might have know him from then plus his CHSAA coaching days

Here it is the info from article below on wake and Funeral :

Services will be held at Joseph G. Duffy Funeral Home (255 9th Street, Brooklyn) Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral Mass is 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Thomas More Church in Breezy Point.

Tom copied the article and made it an attachment too. Tom thinks Marianne is hoping to post it in MC athletic website or facebook.


Link : https://nypost.com/2018/02/ 14/legendary-local-high- school-hoops-coach-passes- away/

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

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JOBIT: Gorman, Bernard Joseph [MC1943 RIP] 2018-Feb-12



Bernard Joseph Gorman, 96
By Riverhead LOCAL - Feb 14, 2018, 7:37 am

Bernard Joseph Gorman of Jamesport, formerly of Greenwich Village, North Merrick and Valley Stream, died at his home on February 12, 2018. He was 96 years old.

He was born in New York City on August 5, 1921 to Margaret (nee Stanley) and Thomas Gorman.

He graduated from Central High School in Valley Stream and then earned a Bachelor of Engineer from Manhattan College of Engineering.

For 33 years, he was a professional engineer and public administrator for the Village of Garden City. Professionally he was a New York State licensed civil engineer and a member of the Long Island Water Conference and the American Public Work Association. He was active in Long Island water quality and conservation issues. During World War II, he was involved in manufacturing for the Grumman Naval Fighter Program.

He was a member of the Alumni of the Manhattan College of Engineering, the North Fork Country Club and had been a coach and organizer of the Catholic Youth Organization. Formerly a member of Sacred Heart R.C. Church in North Merrick, he was a communicant of Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church in Mattituck.

Predeceased by his brothers Raymond, Joseph and Thomas, he is survived by his wife of 68 years, Eileen Mary Gorman, his four children, Mary, Brian, Lawrence and Timothy, his children’s spouses, Richard Raad, Tricia Gorman, Dalia Gorman and Nancy Gorman, his sister Mary of Valley Stream, 10 grandchildren, William and Andrew Raad, Chrissie, Daniel, James, Andres, Alejandro, Fiona, Connie and Katie Gorman.

The family will receive friends on Friday, February 16 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Mattituck. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, February 17 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church in Mattituck. Monsignor Joseph W. Staudt will officiate. Interment will follow at Cemetery of the Holy Rood in Westbury.

Memorial donations may be made to East End Hospice, P.O. Box 1048, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978.


Gorman, Bernard Joseph [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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Dear John,

             I believe that Bernard is a member of the Class of 1943.

                   May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Gorman, Bernard Joseph [MC1943 RIP]

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JNEWS: Tedesco, Michael [MC1991] Honored for Excellence In Education



Westchester Hebrew High School Honors Excellence In Education at Annual Dinner

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Westchester Hebrew High School (“WHHS”), a boutique, Modern Orthodox, co-ed high school serving students from across the tri-state area, held its annual Gala Dinner on Sunday, February 11th, at the JCC of Harrison. Among its honorees were Cindy Sternklar Worenklein and Jay Worenklein, who were given the Tree of Life Award; Evan Azoulay, who received the Alumni Progress Award, and Michael Tedesco, the school’s Director of College Guidance, who was presented with the prestigious Excellence in Education Award.

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Tedesco, born and raised in New Rochelle, graduated from Iona College and earned a Masters from Manhattan College. He began his education career in 1964 as a Religious Education teacher at Holy Family Church, later teaching at Mount St. Michael’s School and serving as a Youth Minister for the five Catholic parishes in New Rochelle before joining New Rochelle High School in 1974. So how does a devout Roman Catholic end up at a Modern Orthodox Jewish high school?

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Tedesco, Michael [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Michael received his Masters in 1991.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Tedesco, Michael [MC1991]

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JLINKEDIN: Applicant, Mark [MC2010] K9 Handler @ US Army



Applicant, Mark [MC2010]
K9 Handler at US Army
Haven, Kansas

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JFACEBOOK: Athanasidy Patrice Liquori (MC1988) recognised



Patrice Liquori Athanasidy added 6 new photos — with Peter Athanasidy and Charlotte Athanasidy.
February 11 at 8:18am ·

Yesterday I stood at Manhattan's center court to be recognized by the College's Bridge Program.

It recognizes faculty who bridge academics and athletics for our student athletes. I am beyond touched and honored. Bonus: the Lady Jaspers beat Fairfield!

I was glad Charlotte and Peter could be there. Kit had a show and Bill has the not flu but it might as well be. Peter took the action shot.

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Athanasidy Patrice Liquori (MC1988)

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JLINKEDIN: Melendez, Kristina [MC2013] AVP of Underwriting at Plaintiff Servicing Co



Melendez, Kristina [MC2013]
AVP of Underwriting at Plaintiff Servicing Company
Brooklyn, New York

Skilled in cultivating positive relationships with clients and colleagues; particularly adept at communicating with clarity. Strong leadership skills; able to prioritize, delegate tasks, and make sound decisions quickly while maintaining a focus on the bottom line. Fluent in Spanish.

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JOBIT: Civetta, Theodore J. [MC1951 RIP] 2018-Feb-14



In Memory of
Theodore J. Civetta

February 3, 1929 - February 14, 2018

Theodore J. Civetta, Sr. died on Wednesday at his home in Scarsdale. He was 89 and had been managing the aftermath of a stroke for several years.

Ted was born in New York City on February 3, 1929 to Domenica and John Civetta, one of the founders of Civetta Excavating Inc. and John Civetta & Sons, Inc. He obtained a degree in civil engineering from Manhattan College in 1951 and served in the army in 1956. After being stationed in England, he returned home in 1956 to join his father's construction business.

For over 50 years Ted was involved in foundation and construction projects that helped shape the New York skyline and played an integral role in shaping some of the largest public infrastructure and private developments in all five boroughs of the city. He was President of the General Contractors Association in 1984 and 1985 and remained active in the construction industry until his stroke. He is succeeded in his family business by his two sons, Ted Jr. and John G., his brother John, and other family members.

Ted leaves his wife of 64 years, Celestine, their son Theodore Jr., daughter Margaret, son John and his wife Diane; six grandchildren, Genevieve and her husband John Allen, Alexander and his wife Tess Dearing, Vivien and her husband C.J. Slicklen, Nicholas, Christie, and Patrick; step-granddaughter Emily Yankowitz; and two great grandchildren, Beatrice and Rowan.

A wake will be held on Friday, February 16 from 2-5pm and 6-9pm at the Edwin Bennett Funeral Home, 824 Scarsdale Avenue, Scarsdale, New York. The funeral mass will be held on Saturday, February 17 10AM at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 8 Carman Road, Scarsdale, New York.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps. SVAC
P.O. Box 92 Scarsdale, NY 10583 or visit their website.


Civetta, Theodore J. [MC1951 RIP]

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Good Afternoon All,

It is with sadness that we share the news of the passing of Fellow Jasper, Mr. Theodore J. Civetta ' Ted ' 51 BSCE. Thank you Tom Groark  '71, Milo Traverso '81, Tom Mauriello and Lou Calvelli for sharing your thoughts and the sad news with us of the death of this good man.

Tom Groark, Executive Director, The Moles, tells us of Mr. Civetta's 41 year membership and support of  ' The Moles ' and Ted's leadership for many years of the well known John Civetta and Sons, Inc. The Moles is a Fraternal Organization of the Heavy Construction Industry and considered to be the most prestigious organization of its' kind in the world. Ted Civetta was of a mind with that.

We pray for Ted, his Wife of 64 years, Celestine, and their Family as the Family mourn the loss of their loved one. Ted's Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated today, February 17, 2018, at Immaculate Mary Church in Scarsdale. The Family have shared the following Obituary.

Thank you all. God Bless.
Phil Colon

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JOBIT: Rastatter, Ariel [MC2001 RIP] 2018-Feb-15


Good Afternoon All,

Lou Calvelli and Sarah Schwartz ( A.D. Web Communications, M/C ) have shared the sad news of the death of Fellow Jasper,

Ariel Rastatter '01 BS. Ariel was called home on February 15, 2018. We pray for Ariel, called home too soon, and the Rastatter Family as the Family mourn the loss of their loved one. Ariel's Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated today, Saturday, February 17, 2017. We pray that Ariel's Famiky find peace in the knowledge that Ariel is at peace in God's Eternal Embrace. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon


Rastatter, Ariel [MC2001 RIP]

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ENDNOTE: Alma Mater studies the ethics of self-driving cars?




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Heidi Furey is part of a National Science Foundation grant focused on the dilemmas surrounding autonomous vehicles.

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi recently said that he wants fully unmanned taxis serving paying customers by mid-2019. But what happens when these driverless cars are on the road?

Heidi Furey, Ph.D., an assistant professor of philosophy at Manhattan College, along with two other philosophers and a civil engineer, are working to answer those questions in a project titled “Ethical Algorithms in Autonomous Vehicles,” supported by a $556,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.

Since the technology is relatively new, the challenge of working on the ethics of self-driving cars is to anticipate what sort of moral issues will arise as they are introduced and become entrenched in society. Furey and the team’s first step is to map out the ethical terrain – the ethical algorithms – and determine the best way to resolve those issues, working with faculty and students from across different disciplines at the College.

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I guess it’s a worthwhile study project. I’d rather see the Injineers building them.

I’d be interested to see if they come up with a BNF — Backus-Naur Form is a syntax for describing syntax. It’s used to write a formal representation of a context-free grammar. If that doesn’t sound abstract enough for you, a grammar doesn’t have to be a programming language or even a human language, it can be any syntax that you want to describe. — for the “ethics language”.

(I was really into it when I was writing a cross compiler in my MS Comp Sci-Fi program. I could give headaches talking about it. But now I’m old and stupid.)

As a result, I formulated my meme about dikw (i.e., data, information, knowledge, wisdom).

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