JASPER JOTTINGS Week 23 - 2018 June  10   

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POSITRACTION: Police Officer saves a 3 month old



Mom Gratefully Reunites With Cop Who Saved the Life of Her 3-Month-old
By McKinley Corbley - May 15, 2018

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An off-duty police deputy is being hailed for saving the life of a 3-month-old baby named Kingston who was in dire need of medical attention.

The boy’s frantic mother, Nechole Crowell, had been driving through Ocala, Florida last week when she noticed that her infant son had suddenly stopped breathing for unknown reasons.

At the same time, K9 Deputy Jeremie Nix was driving home from work when he heard car horns blaring from the opposite lane. He turned to see Crowell anxiously waving him over and flagging him down for help.

After he pulls over behind Crowell’s car, Nix’s dashcam footage shows him taking hold of Kingston so he could perform CPR. Though he was able to get small gasps of air out of the boy, Nix was unable to get Kingston breathing steadily.

With the chest compressions proving unsuccessful, Nix listened for the sound of ambulances, but heard nothing. He then made the life-saving decision to rush Kingston to the hospital himself.

It turned out to be the right decision, too – doctors say that if Kingston had not received medical attention when he did, he most likely would not have survived. But thanks to Nix’s quick thinking, they were able to resuscitate the boy and he has since made a full recovery.

Crowell was overwhelmed with gratitude towards Nix when she heard that her son would be okay.

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Great decision and action taken by this police officer.  In the best tradition of what we hope that all police will do.

God Bless him with a lotto win.

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JLINKEDIN: Sherry, Rosie [MC2016] Sr IT Recruiter at US IT Hub



Sherry, Rosie [MC2016]
Sr IT Recruiter at US IT Hub
Greater New York City Area

hello everyone share your profile with me for new project email ID : usjobhub@gmail.com

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JOBIT: Lavitola, Peter J. [MC1964 RIP] 2018-May-26



Peter J. Lavitola

Peter J. Lavitola of Monroe, CT, beloved husband of Juliana, passed away on May 26, 2018 in CT Hospice, Branford with his loving family by his side. Born on March 28, 1942 in Jersey City, NJ, he was the son of the late Peter and Grace Lavitola.

Peter attended Saint Peter's Prep where he was a 1960 graduate and went on to graduate from Manhattan College of Engineering in 1964. He received his Master's degree from the Newark School of Engineering. Eaton Corp. employed him until his retirement in 1999.

Peter made many friends throughout his childhood and adult life who he truly loved. He will always be remembered for his infinite wisdom, humor and deep love of family, friends and the opera. He fell in love with opera 50 years ago on January 1, 1968 when he saw his first opera 'La Boheme'. It was very moving to see him take his final breath while listening to the last note of La Boheme as it played on a CD next to his bedside.

Peter was predeceased by his first wife, Veronica of 30 years, after which he fell in love again with his surviving wife of 20 years, Juliana. His nephew, Jeffery Kenny, also predeceased him.

He grew to love the United Methodist Church and served in both HUMC and NUMC where he was very active.

Besides Juliana, he is survived by his daughters; Robin Rivera and Wendy (James) Richard Sr., son; John (Lisa) Litts; eight grandchildren; Jason (April) DeLuca of Alabama, Lindsay (Art) Thayer, James (Anya) Richard Jr., of Massachusetts, Kaytlyn Richard and her fiancé Zack Albert, Rachel Rivera, Jake Litts, Elise Rivera, and Courtney Litts, two great-grandchildren; Arthur James (AJ) Thayer, and Caroline Drew DeLuca, sister; Madeline Kenny of New Jersey; nephew Brian (Janice, Brooke, Mattie) Kenny of New Jersey and cousin Marie (James) Faccone of Arizona. Plus many other very close friends, nieces and nephews and relatives who love him deeply.

Friends are invited to attend the memorial service to celebrate Peter's life held on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 11 a.m. in Nichols United Methodist Church, 35 Shelton Road, Trumbull, CT, followed by a reception in fellowship hall. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405 or Nichols United Methodist Church.

Published in Connecticut Post on June 3, 2018


Lavitola, Peter J. [MC1964 RIP]

Guestbook: https://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/ctpost/peter-lavitola-condolences/189176407?cid=full

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

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JOBIT: Cundari, James P. [MC1940 RIP] 2018-May-29



James P. Cundari
5/31/2018 7:00 PM
Sandusky Register Staff

SANDUSKY — James P. Cundari, 99, of Sandusky, entered into eternal rest Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at home with his children present.

Jim was born in Harrison, N.J., Dec. 21, 1918, the son of Anthony and Carolina Cundari. He was a graduate of Holy Cross Grammar School (1932) in Harrison, and Our Lady of Good Counsel High School (1936) in Newark, N.J. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Manhattan College in New York City in 1940.

After college, Jim worked as a cost accountant at the New Yorker Hotel in New York City and then at the General Motors Hyatt Bearings Division office in Harrison, from 1941 to 1965, as a supervisor in the cost accounting and inventory control department. In 1965, Hyatt was merged with New Departure, and Jim was transferred to the merged New Departure Hyatt Headquarters offices in Sandusky. After a total of 41 years of service, he retired in 1982.

After the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, Jim volunteered his services as a member of the newly formed auxiliary police and later on as a charter member of the volunteer Harrison Emergency First Aid Squad. In 1943 he was called to active service and was a Sergeant in the U.S. Army “Tropic Lightning” 25th Infantry Division from 1943 to 1946, and saw combat actions against the Japanese in the rugged mountains of Luzon, Philippine Islands, from January through August of 1945. In September of 1945, his division landed at Nagoya, Japan, as part of the occupation forces to secure the peace.

Jim received his honorable discharge certificate Feb.15, 1946, and was awarded the following medals for his service: the Bronze Star Medal, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal (with three bronze stars), the Army of Occupation Medal for Japan, the Philippines Liberation Medal (with one bronze star), the Philippines Civic Action Medal, and the Republic of the Philippines Presidential Unit Citation Badge. Afterwards he summarized his service memories in "A Soldier's Story.” Excerpts from those memoirs have appeared in the Tropic Lightning Flashes publication of the 25th Infantry Division Association. Earlier this year he was interviewed by the Cleveland Plain Dealer and his Profile of Service story appeared on the front page of their March 26 edition, and in Stars and Stripes, a publication of the American Military Newspaper.

In New Jersey Jim was a volunteer active member of the Knights of Columbus Youth Program. Over the span of 35 years as a member of the Columbus Cadet Corps, he rose in the ranks and in 1963 was named the State Commander of the Corps. In 1949 he organized and set up a weekend camp in South Jersey for the cadets, to which a permanent building was set up in 1955.

In 1937 Jim was a charter member and counselor of the Knights of Columbus Columbian Squire Youth Council. In 1941 the Knights of Columbus awarded him a gold medal for saving a youth from drowning in August of 1940 at a camp site in West Milford, N.J.

Jim was the chief counselor of the Junior Achievement company sponsored by his company in 1950 and 1951. In 1958 the Savoy Building and Loan Association of Harrison appointed him as treasurer and director, and he continued in that capacity until his transfer to Sandusky.

In Sandusky, Jim became a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. He became active as a counselor in the CCD program for high school students, was elected to the school board in 1971 and served as its president in 1973 and 1974.

In 1970 at the request of the parish council, Jim was asked to prepare a financial budget, make monthly reports to the parish council, school board and finance committee. He continued with reports to the school board until the merger of the three schools in 2003. Reports to the Finance Committee continued until the appointment of a business manager in 1998, at which time the finance committee appointed him as a permanent member.

In 1988 Jim established an Endowment Fund for the school to help defray the cost of education, and arranged an “All Class Reunion” of the graduates of Sts. Peter and Paul Elementary School. He was general chairman of the yearlong Sts. Peter and Paul 125th Anniversary Celebration. He published the Sts. Peter and Paul 125th Anniversary Book, a 304-page book of the complete history, articles and pictures of the church from 1866 to 1991, which was made available to all the parishioners. In July, 2017, he published the Sts. Peter and Paul 150th Anniversary Book, which contained the original 304 pages with the addition of another 192 pages covering the activities of the 1991 to 2016 period.

In his personal life Jim enjoyed many activities. In sports he was a New Jersey High School State Champion (1936) in the 1 mile relay, served as a Cross Country manager from 1936 to 1940 at Manhattan College (Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America Champions), and enjoyed playing tennis until 1982. His love of music included an extensive collection of records dating back to 1936. He had a photo collection of his family, travels, etc., and authored several books for his children and grandchildren of the personal experiences of his life.

Jim was always very dedicated to his family, always being present at every major event in the lives of his four children, his brothers and sisters and all his in-laws, grandchildren, and nephews and nieces. He was always present for happy and sad occasions.

Jim was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus, a member of the National Association of Cost Accountants, and a member of the VFW, American Legion, and the 25th Infantry “Tropic Lightning” Army Division.

Survivors include his children, Anthony (Anita) Cundari of New Albany, Ohio, Joseph (Giorgia) Cundari of Sandusky, Johanna (James) Powers of Sandusky, and Maria (John) Horvath of Oxford, Mich.; grandchildren, Christine (Jamie) DiSalvo of Maryland, Michelle (Matt) Hutchins of Pataskala, Ohio, Caterina and James Cundari of Sandusky, and Darryn (Leah), Bradley (Cassie) and Nicole Horvath of Michigan; great-grandchildren, Marcus and Silas DiSalvo and Juliette Hutchins; and many nephews and nieces, grand- nephews and nieces, great-grand- nephews and nieces, and cousins.

Jim was preceded in death by his loving wife of 65 years, Johanna, in 2015; his parents, Anthony and Carolina Cundari; brothers, Dominic and Joseph Cundari; and sisters, Catherine and Vincentine Cundari.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday, June 4, with a rosary recited at 6:45 p.m., at David F. Koch Funeral Home, 520 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home at 9:40 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 510 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, with the Rev. Joseph Steinbauer officiating. Interment will be in the veterans section at Meadow Green Memorial Park Cemetery, 2602 Bogart Road, Huron.

Memorial contributions in memory of James P. Cundari may be given to Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 510 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870; Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 10 Franklin Place, North Arlington, N.J. 07031; Holy Cross Church, 323 Harrison Ave., Harrison, N.J., 07029; or to one’s favorite charity.

Your memories and words of comfort may be shared with Jim’s family at davidfkoch.com.


Cundari, James P. [MC1940 RIP]

Guestbook: https://www.davidfkoch.com/notices/James-Cundari

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

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Dear John,

I believe that James is a member of the Class of 1940, and his late brothers were also JASPERS: Dominic, Class of 1934 and James, Class of 1936.

May They Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Cundari, James P. [MC1940 RIP]

Cundari, James  [MC1936 RIP]

Cundari, Dominic [MC1934 RIP]

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JUPDATE: Ryan, Matthew W. Sr. [MC1968 RIP] id-ed by Ed Coll (MP64)


On Tue, 29 May 2018 03:38:59 -0400, ED COLL wrote:

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018.

Hi there, F.John,

Greetings from Northeast China.

I hope all is going well for you.

Earlier today, I was having a chat with a friend from Inwood and he informed that our classmate, Matt Ryan, had passed away in January 2012.

However, when I checked out our Manhattan Prep 1964 Yahoo Group  Phone List, it still had Matt Ryan listed as "Lost:

Perhaps when you get a chance you can arrange to update the phone list accordingly.

Attached for your reference is a copy of Matt's Obituary.

Best regards,

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Matthew W. Ryan Sr.

Hyde Park - Matthew William Ryan Sr., 65, a Hyde Park resident for forty years previously of Valley Cottage, NY died Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx.

Born in Yonkers on December 30, 1946, he was the son of the late John M. Ryan and Catherine Watson Ryan. His mother survives in Warwick.

He received a Bachelor's Degree from Manhattan College.

Mr. Ryan's mission in life was to help others in recovery. He was a counselor at the Villa Veritas Foundation, Inc., in Kerhonkson for many years and retired due to his illness. During his time at Villa Veritas, he was proud to have helped many 9/11 first responders.

Matthew was past president of the Hyde Park Rotary, a former Hyde Park Town Councilman, and active with the Hyde Park Little League while his sons played. He also enjoyed reading and was an avid NY Yankee and NY Giants fan.

He was responsible for the creation of the Saturday night ALANON group at the Hyde Park Dutch Reform Church.

Mr. Ryan proudly served in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his two sons, Matthew W. Ryan Jr. and his significant other, Cambria Evans, of Providence, Rhode Island, and Eric S. Ryan of Atlanta, GA; two granddaughters, Sophia May and Emma Avalyn Ryan; five brothers, Paul J. Ryan and wife, Laura, of Arlington, VA, Neil R. Ryan and wife, Lois, of Warwick, John M. Ryan and wife, Heather, of Yonkers, D. Sean Ryan and wife, Lisa, of Westown, and Patrick F. Ryan and wife, Carol, of Middletown; and several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm, Friday, January 27th at Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc., Rte.9, Hyde Park.

Funeral services will be 12:30 pm, Saturday, January 28th at the funeral home. Fr. Jack Hauser will officiate.

Graveside services and burial with military honors will take place at 11am, Monday, January 30th at St. Mary's Cemetery, Yonkers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Villa Veritas Foundation, Inc., PO Box 610, Kerhonkson, NY 12446.


Ryan, Matthew W. Sr. [MC1968 RIP]

Guestbook: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/Matthew-Ryan-obituary?pid=155638483&view=guestbook

[JR: Must be ready for the old age home. I did realize he was my high school classmate.  At the very least, I could have tied his age to mine at the time.  Argh!  Requiescat In Pacem.]

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JLINKEDIN: Gorman, Edward [MC1993] VP @ ING



Gorman, Edward [MC1993]
Vice President at ING
Greater New York City Area

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


Good Morning All,

Bob Fink,  Atlanta, Georgia, has just shared the sad news of the death of his Grandson, Brandon. We pray for Brandon, his Mother and her Family, Grandparents, Bob and Mary. Brandon was a troubled young man and as Bob shared, he is now at peace. He died peacefully and left his Mother, Bob's Daughter, a beautiful loving note both of which are gifts for his Mom and Family. Most of us can only imagine the pain a parent suffers in the death of a child. We pray that the Family finds peace in the knowledge that God Embraces his Children as they leave this sometimes troubled life. Please raise the volume for Brandon, his Mom and Family as they come together and remember Brandon. The Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated tomorrow, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. God Bless and hold this Family in His Embrace and let them feel, in their grief, His Love and Grace. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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


Good Morning All,

Nancy's Dad, Dave, will be going back to Hospital on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, to have his Pacemaker rewired. The MDs do not know why but it seems it did not connect properly last week when the procedure was done. We pray that his stay will be just the one day and that all goes well. Please keep Mr. Maksomski in your prayers. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JUPDATE: Puglia, Gabrielle [MC2010] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


JNEWS: Puglia, Gabrielle [MC2010] Woman of Distinction
Gabrielle Puglia
By Ily Goyanes

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Dear John,

I believe that Gabrielle is a member of the Class of 2010.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Puglia, Gabrielle [MC2010]

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Good Afternoon All,

This comes to us through Jasper Jottings and it is a wonderful piece and Opinion, regarding a Fellow Jasper, Gabrielle Puglia '10 BA who is probably being put forth as a Recipient for "A Woman of Distinction" Award, or is about to receive it.

Either way, I am on board for her and felt you might wish to read the write up. This remarkable young woman is an unsung Hero to our Fallen, those who Serve and those who are remembered in her "Hero's Benefit," which she founded and continues to grow.

Two comments are very telling as to who Gabrielle is, she says of herself;

......." A modern day hippie just trying to leave the world better than I found it."

Her Motto " Be the Change you wish to see in the World." Gandhi.

Brava, Gabrielle, as Our Youth Minister in my Parish down here in Delaware often says: " Thank you for being."

Thank you Gabrielle. You are in our prayers. God Bless.

Thank you all. Please take a moment and read the write up in the Link.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JUPDATE: Horch, Joe [MC1956 RIP] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


JOBIT: Horch, Joe [MC1956 RIP] 2018-May-27

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Dear John,

I believe that Joe is a member of the Class of 1956.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Horch, Joe [MC1956 RIP]

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JUPDATE: Feeley, Edward [MC1971 RIP] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


JOBIT: Feeley, Edward [MC1971 RIP] 2018-May-27
Edward Feeley
February 21, 1950 - May 27, 2018

Guestbook: http://www.tributes.com/condolences/leave_memory/106142790

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Feeley, Edward [MC1971 RIP]

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JUPDATE: Ryan, Raymond T. [MC1952 RIP] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


JOBIT: Ryan, Raymond T. [MC1952 RIP] 2018-May-29

Guestbook:  None cited

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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 1952.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Ryan, Raymond T. [MC1952 RIP]

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


Good Afternoon All,

Mike McEneney asks for our prayers for their Grandson, Matthew. Matt left yesterday, June 2, 2018 for a two week tour as an EMT Volunteer in Haiti. He will be serving in a remote part of the country and was told to bring a Bullet Proof Vest with him. We congratulate this young man for his selfless act which may place him in harms way. We pray for Matt's safe return and we thank him for his willingness to help. Please keep his parents, grandparents and Family in your prayers as well as they will no doubt be concerned. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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MNEWS: Alma Mater hosts a competition



Elon wins analytics poster competition

An interdisciplinary team of Elon students presented a data analysis during the Business Analytics Competition at Manhattan College.

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JNEWS: DeCosimo, Tonia [MC????] Publisher And Chief Editor Of P.O.W.E.R.



Tonia Decosimo Announced As The Publisher And Chief Editor Of P.O.W.E.R. By Scribes Unli

Professional Organization of Women of Excellence produces new online and hard copy magazine under the guidance of Tonia DeCosimo.

Jun. 4, 2018 / PRZen / MANHASSET, N.Y. & NEW YORK -- Scribes Unlimited is proud to announce that Tonia DeCosimo is the Publisher and Chief Editor of P.O.W.E.R.- (Professional Organization of Women of Excellence Recognized.


Tonia DeCosimo is an Entrepreneur, Author and Columnist.  She received a B.S. degree in Elementary Education and English from Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York.   Her career path, however, took her into the fields of marketing, publishing and sales consulting in which she has worked successfully for the past 25 years.  In that time Tonia has built and managed several companies, including her most rewarding endeavor, P.O.W.E.R. (Professional Organization of Women of Excellence Recognized). Powerwoe.com is a website as well as a quarterly digital and print magazine of women professionals in all different industries on a national level. They list everyday hard working women as well as A-Listers and celebrities. Tonia founded this organization to empower and inspire women and to help them gain the recognition they deserve.

Tonia is also the author of her recently published book, "Single and Not Settling! A Journey of Surviving the Dating World" which is a memoir and self-help book about her trials and tribulations of searching for love in the 21stcentury.  So far, she has been on 21 radio shows throughout the country, co-hosted a Long Island radio show called Pros and Cons with Tonia and Lisa, she has appeared at two book signings on Long Island and has been featured in the October 2017 edition of Long Island Woman Magazine Showcased under "Meet This Long Island Woman".  One of Tonia's beloved undertakings is writing a bi-weekly column for The Date Mix, The Web Magazine hosted by Zoosk.com, one of the largest dating sites in the U.S.  Writing gives Tonia the chance to share her experiences, advice and ideas with those who are facing their own dating challenges, especially over the age of 40.

As a woman with great tenacity and passion, if Tonia believes in something, she will not give up until she achieves it.  She states that if she is kicked down, she will get back up even stronger, never allowing herself to become complacent.   Helping others and seeing them succeed gives her great satisfaction.

Tonia's advice to other women is to never allow someone to tell you that you can't achieve your dreams.  If you do fail at something, it will be a lesson to learn from and should only make you stronger.  You should never give up until you achieve your goals; however always remain realistic and plan your strategies carefully.

With respect to future goals, Tonia plans to continue building successful organizations to empower others, and to promote her book as an inspiration for people not to settle and to persevere in their lives.

Tonia enjoys family activities, cooking and travel and she is also involved with Church functions and supports Wounded Warriors, St. Jude's Children's Hospital and The Life Center.

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DeCosimo, Tonia [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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


Good Morning All,

I ask that you keep in your prayers my good Friend that is still undergoing tests trying to discover what is causing her discomfort and persistent symptoms. We pray that the MDs are successful in zeroing in on her health concerns.

We pray for Fellow Jasper Jerry Breen '70 BA and his Wife, Alesia. They have been in our prayers before and need our prayers once again. Alesia is still struggling with a slow recovery from major surgery last year. Some of you made financial contributions to the Breens in the past and these good folks surely appreciated it. Please keep Alesia, Jerry and their Son in your prayers.

Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) comments on Puglia, Gabrielle [MC2010]


Good Morning All,

A couple of days ago, I shared some information regarding Fellow Jasper Gabrielle Puglia '10 BA being considered for A Woman Of Distinction Award. In speaking with Gabrielle I realize that last week she was the recipient of the Brooklyn Woman Of Distinction Award for her dedication, commitment and accomplishments in support of our Veterans, in particular, her Hero's Benefit which she established and her Wreaths Accross America efforts. Gabrielle is truely a Woman Of Distinction who quietly goes about helping our Veterans. I will share, in the near future, information as to Her Hero's Benefit efforts.

Gabrielle in my mind is a Hero, she makes Manhattan College proud. She was Honored with her Woman Of Distinction Award by the Community News Group (CNG) who run publications such as The Brooklyn Daily, The Brooklyn Courier, and the Mill Basin Courier. She somehow finds time to work at a Wall Street Firm, study for her Master' Degree with a strenuous curriculum, manage her household and dedicate herself to her praying for, honoring the Fallen and helping Veterans. A very busy Woman Of Distinction and Service. Thank you Gabrielle. We will keep you in our prayers. Thank you all. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JHQ: Construction Industry Golf 7/23/18



Construction Industry Golf Outing
Monday, July 23, 2018
Leewood Golf Club
1 Leewood Drive
Eastchester, NY 10709

Morning and Afternoon Shotgun Tee Times Available.

Proceeds will benefit the future of the engineering programs at
Manhattan College.

For golf packages and sponsorship opportunities, please visit the registration page.

Please contact the Alumni Relations office at (718) 862-7432 or alumni@manhattan.edu with any questions.

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JOBIT: Pintauro, Joe [MC1954 RIP] 2018-May-29



Joe Pintauro, Playwright Who Had Been a Priest, Dies at 87
Joe Pintauro at a rehearsal of his play “Cacciatore” at the Hudson Guild Theater in Manhattan. His plays addressed topical subjects like the AIDS crisis, suburban sprawl and pederasty in the priesthood.CreditFred R. Conrad/The New York Times
By Neil Genzlinger
June 6, 2018

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Joe Pintauro, who made the unusual career switch from priest to playwright and whose works were staged by the Circle Repertory Company in New York and numerous regional theaters, died on May 29 at his home in Sag Harbor, N.Y. He was 87.

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Mr. Pintauro grew up in Queens, where he attended John Adams High School, and in East Northport, on Long Island. At Manhattan College in the Bronx, where he earned a bachelor’s degree, he studied business and marketing but also nurtured an interest in writing, contributing articles to the college’s newspaper and poetry to its quarterly journal.

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Pintauro, Joe [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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Dear John,

I believe that Joe is a member of the class of 1954.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Pintauro, Joe [MC1954 RIP]

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Dear John,

There a number of articles about Joe at ‘Sag Harbor Joe Pintauro' that people might find of interest.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JOBIT: Checola, Robert A. [MC1950 RIP] 2018-Jun-04r



August 25, 1928 - June 4, 2018
Warwick, NY

Robert A. Checola of Warwick, NY (formerly of Yorktown Heights) passed away peacefully on June 4, 2018 with his family by his side.

Born in Chicago, IL on August 25, 1928 to parents Anthony and Helen (McNicholas) Checola.

Robert, who was known as “Chic” to those who knew him, was a 1946 graduate of Bishop Loughlin Memorial HS in Brooklyn, NY where he discovered his love and talent in track and field. It was there that he was the National 1-mile Champion in ’46, and was part of the 2 mile Penn Relay Championship team in 1944-46. He was a 1950 graduate of Manhattan College where he continued to excel in both athletics and academics. He was honored with membership in the Pen and Sword Society. In 2000, he was inducted into the Bishop Loughlin High School Hall of Fame for excellence in track and field sports.

Robert joined the U. S. Marines during the Korean War and proudly served with the rank of First Lieutenant and later served as Captain in the Reserves.

Chic modeled in the ’50s, and one could stumble upon his photo while browsing through Life Magazine or walking through Grand Central Station where a billboard of him hung.

He later began a career in business and was the Vice President of Buddy L Toys and an Independent Sales Rep.

Robert was married to the late Kathleen A. O’Donnell. Chic and Kathleen enjoyed 58 beautiful and exciting years of marriage together full of family and travel. He continued his travels even after the passing of Kathleen. He recently enjoyed spring break in Cancun!

Robert loved his wife, his friends, and his family, but maybe most of all, a good game of golf!

He was loved by many and will be missed by all who knew him.

Robert is survived by his son, Robert T. Checola and his spouse, Carlos Rodriguez of Kew Gardens, NY; four daughters, Patricia Godfrey and husband, Charles of Shrewsbury, MA, Susan Mastromatteo of Warwick, NY, Linda Checola of Worcester, MA and Karen McDonald and husband, Edward of Arlington, MA; 13 grandchildren: Tommy, Amy, Jackie, MaryAnne, Nicole, Katherine, Kristin, Caroline, Chris, Eddie, Casey, Erin and James; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Joan Higgins and her husband, Robert of East Northport, NY; brother-in-law, Thomas O’Donnell of South Carolina; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Thursday, June 7 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Avenue, Warwick, NY. A Funeral Mass will be on Friday, June 8 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Stephens RC Church, 75 Sanfordville Road, Warwick.

Arrangements were made by Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Avenue, Warwick, NY. To send an online condolence, visit www.lsvpmemorialhome.com


Checola, Robert A. [MC1950 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.lsvpmemorialhome.com/Obituary/4655/Robert+A+Checola

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JOBIT: Donohue, Patrick Thomas [MC1964 RIP] 2018-Jun-01



Patrick T. Donohue

Patrick T. Donohue, 77, of Brookfield, beloved husband of Connie (Cusack) Donohue, died peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Friday, June 1, 2018, at Sky Lakes Medical Center in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

Born in New York, NY on April 18, 1941, son of the late Thomas and Johanna (Arthur) Donohue, he graduated Manhattan College with a BS in Engineering, and received his MBA from UConn. He was an active parishioner of St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Church.

Pat was a Veteran of the Vietnam War, proudly serving stateside as a Captain with the United States Air Force.

He owned and operated Donohue Risk Control Services and was a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers.

A longtime member of the Brookfield community, he enjoyed serving on the Zoning Board of Appeals, and the Republican Town Committee. He also served as a past president on both boards of the Candlewood Lake Club and volunteered with the Dorothy Day Hospitality House in Danbury. He was a founding member of the CT chapter of MATHCOUNTS, and developed a computer program for scoring student's progress at that time.

Pat was an avid reader with a thirst for knowledge which he loved to share and teach others. He also loved boating on Candlewood Lake and playing golf.

Pat was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather who always put his family first.

In addition to his cherished wife of 53 years, Connie, he will be sadly missed by his three children, Mike and his wife, Ruth, Kevin, and Kerry Johnston and her husband, Pat; his five grandchildren, Catie, Claire, Kai Donohue, Aidan and Madeline Johnston; his brother, Dan Donohue and his wife, Maureen.
He was predeceased by his sister, Joan, his nephew, Jordan, and his brother, Thomas.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, June 11 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Church in Brookfield. Burial will follow in Central Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White Street, Danbury, on Sunday, June 10 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Memorial Contributions in his memory may be made to the National Kidney Foundation (www.Kidney.org), or to the Dorothy Day Hospitality House (www.DorothyDayDanbury.org).

To leave a condolence for the family please visit www.CornellMemorial.com

Cornell Memorial Home Inc 247 White St Danbury, CT 06810 (203) 748-4833

Published in News Times on June 7, 2018


Donohue, Patrick Thomas [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: https://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/newstimes/patrick-thomas-donohue-condolences/189216496?cid=full

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Dear John,

I believe that Patrick is a member of the Class of 1964.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Donohue, Patrick Thomas [MC1964 RIP]

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JOY: Chasin, Brian [MC????] and Victoria Ann [MC????] wed


2018 06Jun 09 Chastin

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Chasin, Brian [MC????]

Chasin, Victoria Ann [MC????]

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JHQ: Reunion Weekend 2018



Reunion Weekend 2018

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ENDNOTE: 'You're safe now' as a counter example of racism



'You're safe now': Exhausted firefighter sits in the wreckage and rocks crying four-month-old girl to sleep after her pregnant mother crashed their car - and sweet picture of the moment goes viral

Fire Captain Chris Blazek responded to the crash on Saturday in Tennessee
Pregnant mother was driving with three daughters in the back seat and crashed
Blazek calmed the youngest girl while the mother was transported for treatment

PUBLISHED: 19:48 EDT, 4 June 2018 | UPDATED: 02:29 EDT, 5 June 2018

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A photo of a firefighter cradling an infant girl is warming hearts across the country.

'It's moments like this, that I am reminded, this is why I do the job,' said Fire Captain Chris Blazek, in a statement about the incident on Saturday in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The Chattanooga Fire Department shared the photo on Facebook where it quickly spread, getting over 2,000 shares.

Blazek was exhausted after responding to a house fire, and was just about to get into the firehouse shower when a call came in about a car incident on Highway 58.

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I wonder, if all the people screaming about racism, have ever seen this picture.  Or the many other examples of race not making a difference.

While there may be some people “infected” with the meme of “bigotry” aka “racism” aka being un-human.  I, for one, want them exposed to the “sunlight” of public scrutiny.  It’ll be a great “disinfectant”.

Like when the “Nazis” marched in Skokie, or the KKK has a demonstration, the good folks need to have counter PEACEFUL protests and take name, license plates, addresses, and pictures.  Then, publicize the heck out of the information.

While the Gooferment can’t say boo about “free speech”, that doesn’t make them immune to public ridicule.  In fact, by becoming a “public figure”, they become no long “private people” for the purposes of court action.

Time to take action and expunge these “mental diseases” of bad memes!


Dona Nobis Pacem.

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