JASPER JOTTINGS Week 26 - 2018 Jul 01   

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POSITRACTION: Man goes into a septic tank to save two boys



Firefighter squeezes into a septic tank through a tiny opening that's only 8in wide to save two children trapped 30ft underground

  • A little boy and a toddler got stuck in a 33ft deep septic tank in Ningxia, China
  • The septic tank, part of a pit toilet, was covered by concrete with a narrow gap
  • One firefighter had to pass through the gap and abseil down to save the boys
  • The younger boy was knocked out by the gases but was not seriously hurt
PUBLISHED: 06:25 EDT, 19 June 2018 | UPDATED: 08:26 EDT, 19 June 2018

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Two Chinese boy were stuck in a septic tank in China after one fell into the tank and the other was sent by villagers to save him.

The pair, aged one and eight, were trapped more than 30 feet underground and the opening of the septic tank was only 20 centimetres (7.8inch) wide.

Fire brigade had to send one of its skinniest firefighters through the tiny gap without any protective gear to free the children. 

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Give the guy a lot of credit.  That was a disgusting task to volunteer for.  Hope he’s well celebrated.  Not everyone would do it.

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JNEWS: Verlezza, Vincent J. [MC1972] ordained as a deacon


Dear John,

The June 11th Edition of Catholic New York reports at page 10, that today Ten Deacons will

be Ordained for the Archdiocese. Two of them have a Manhattan Connection:

Deacon Vincent J. Verlezza, is a member of the Class of 1972 and received his Masters in 1988.

Deacon Anthony Cirone is a graduate of Mt. St. Michael and attended Manhattan.

See Attached


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Verlezza, Vincent J. [MC1972]

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JOBIT: Hessmer, John Francis Sr. [MC1955 RIP] 2018-Jun-27



John Francis Hessmer Sr.

John Francis Hessmer Sr., 84, died on June 27th, 2018. He was a resident of Darien for 37 years and former resident of Glenview, IL. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Joan, sons John and James (Pearl King), daughters Jennifer and Julie Orlando (Anthony), and granddaughter, Emma Orlando. He is pre-deceased by his daughter Jean Marie Hessmer, his mother and father, Margaret and Howard Hessmer.

John was born in Brooklyn, NY on October 4th, 1933. John graduated from Manhattan College in 1955 with a Bachelors of Science degree in civil engineering.

John retired from the Rockefeller Group Development Corporation (RGDC) in 2006 after a truly remarkable career in commercial real estate development and construction. For some 25 years with RGDC and more than 50 years overall, John played a leadership role in the development of some of the most prestigious and successful projects in the history of the industry. He joined RGDC in 1981 and provided construction services on some of the company's most prominent development projects, including the International Trade Center, a seven-million-square-foot multi-use business park in Mount Olive, NJ; Rockefeller Group Corporate Park, an 845,000-square-foot office park in Florham Park, NJ; Rockefeller Group Foreign Trade Zone at 8A in Cranbury, NJ; and Miramar Town Center in Florida. Among his most heralded accomplishment was the opening of 745 Seventh Avenue at 49th Street, a new one-million square foot office tower in midtown Manhattan co-developed by Rockefeller Group Development Corporation and Morgan Stanley, which subsequently became the corporate home of Lehman Brothers and now Barclays Bank.

During the early and mid-1980's, John supervised the construction of three significant urban high-rise office towers, including: 444 South Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA, a one-million-square-foot multi-tenant office building which served as the Southern California headquarters of Wells Fargo Bank; the Irving Trust Operations Center, New York City, a one-million-square-foot operations center for Irving Trust Company: and Continental Center, also in New York City, a one-million-square-foot multi-tenant office building which served as the headquarters of Continental Insurance.

Prior to joining the Rockefeller Group, John Hessmer was responsible for over one billion dollars of design and construction projects across the United States. John started his career in 1955 when he joined the firm of George A. Fuller Co. in New York and later Chicago. From 1967 to 1977 he served the company as Senior Vice President and General Manager. As Vice President, Construction, for Olympia and York from 1979 to 1981, he was responsible for a variety of construction projects across the country. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Construction with Lester B. Knight and Associates.

John was surrounded by so much love during his final days. He will be remembered as an exceptional husband, father, friend, colleague, and resident of Maplewood of Darien. He was an avid sports fan and a life-long fan of the Chicago Cubs, New York Yankees and University of Iowa and Notre Dame football.
Family will receive friends at Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Post Road, Darien, CT on Sunday, July 1st from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

A mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday, July 2nd, at 10 a.m. at St. John R.C. Church, 1986 Post Road, Darien, CT. Interment immediately following at Spring Grove Cemetery in Darien.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in John's memory to St. John R.C. Church, 1986 Post Road, Darien CT 06820 or Manhattan College, 4513 Manhattan College Parkway, Riverdale, NY 10471. www.lawrencefuneralhome.com.

Edward Lawrence Funeral Home 2119 Post Rd Darien, CT 06820 (203) 655-6127

Published in StamfordAdvocate on June 28, 2018


Hessmer, John Francis Sr. [MC1955 RIP]

Guestbook: https://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/stamfordadvocate/john-francis-hessmer-condolences/189407276?cid=full

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

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JNEWS: Conroy, Charles P. [MC1979] BoD Clinton Savings Bank



Charles P. Conroy joins the Board of Directors of Clinton Savings Bank
The Landmark | June 27, 2018

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Clinton Financial Services, MHC, the parent company of Wachusett Financial Services and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Clinton Savings Bank, announced that Sterling resident Charles P. Conroy was appointed as a trustee of the company and elected to the Bank’s Board of Directors at its meeting held in April.

Conroy was the Executive Director (CEO) of the Doctor Franklin Perkins School (Perkins) in Lancaster, Massachusetts from 1987 until his retirement in 2015. He is now Executive Director Emeritus at Perkins, Manager of Charles P. Conroy Consulting, LLC in Sterling and a member of the Board of Directors of the Seven Hills Foundation in Worcester.

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Born and raised in New York City, Conroy attended school, college, and graduate school in or around the city. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Fordham University, masters’ degrees from Iona College and Manhattan College, and a doctorate in educational administration from Columbia University. He was the recipient of an honorary doctoral degree from Anna Maria College in Paxton, MA where he delivered the commencement address in 2002. Conroy lives in Sterling, Massachusetts and is the father of Melissa, an attorney, and Janet, a social work supervisor. He is a grandfather and was an intensive foster parent for over ten years.

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Conroy, Charles P. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Charles received his Masters in 1979.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Conroy, Charles P. [MC1979]

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


JOBIT: Ryan, Raymond [MC1952 RIP] 2018-05-29

Raymond Ryan
December 5, 1927 - May 29, 2018
Cazenovia, New York

Raymond was born on December 5, 1927 and passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.

Raymond was a resident of Cazenovia, New York at the time of passing.

After serving in the Air Force, he graduated from Manhattan College, did graduate work at NYU, and became a CPA.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mr. Ryan may be made to the Community Action Partnership, 3 E. Main St., Morrisville, NY 13408.


Ryan, Raymond [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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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 [MC1952 RIP]

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JEMAIL: Tribute For Finnegan, Ray [MC1970 RIP] from Delaney, Tom [MC1971]


Good Morning All,

Tom Delaney has shared a tribute to Ray Finnegan and I want to share it with you. Thank you Tom.

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Ray Finnegan was a classmate of mine at both Cardinal Spellman HS and MC. I graduated a year later in 71.

Ray contributed to both schools and assisted with supporting mentorships for Engineering students, MC Summer Engineering Appreciation Program (SEAP) to interest women, minorities and others in Engineering, MC Construction Golf outing. Plus several national Civil Engineering Societies.

I believe that he oversaw the rebuilding of the basements of the WTC after '93.

A wonderful person who I have the privilege of knowing for over 50 years.

May he Rest In Peace,

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Finnegan, Ray [MC1970 RIP]

Delaney, Tom [MC1971]

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JLINKEDIN: Gallagher, Raelene [MC2007] Asst Controller at Blue Man Group



Gallagher, Raelene [MC2007]
Assistant Controller at Blue Man Group
Greater New York City Area

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JOBIT: Heinstadt, John Powers [MC???? RIP] 2018-Jun-28



HEINSTADT, John Powers U.S. Navy Passed away at home June 28, 2018. John leaves his wife of 44 years Andrea, his three sons Andrew, Timothy and John, his three grandchildren Bradley, Jayden and Clover; his wife's family Joseph and Jean St. Clair, Michael St. Clair and Roslin Moore, Judith St. Clair Cournoyer and Ronald Cournoyer and Thomas St. Clair. He was predeceased by his sister Ellen Heinstadt Mosher.

John was born in Baltimore, Maryland, June 20, 1944. He graduated from Calvert Hall College-High School and Manhattan College where he earned a Master's Degree in Engineering. John enlisted and served proudly in the United States Navy as a Seabee in Vietnam and Antarctica. After leaving active service he served an additional 16 years in the Naval Reserve where he achieved the rank of Captain. He subsequently earned a law degree from Suffolk Law School. John taught at Wentworth Institute of Technology before becoming assistant CFO and retired as CFO five years ago. Besides serving on the Duxbury School Committee, John was dedicated to his numerous volunteer activities in Duxbury and as an active member of the Holy Family Parish. As many of his friends and families knew, he was a passionate follower of the Baltimore Orioles.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, June 30th from 1-3:00 PM and 6-8:00 PM at the Shepherd Funeral Home, 216 Main St (Rt. 106) KINGSTON. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, July 2nd at 11:00 AM at Holy Family Church in Duxbury. Graveside services will follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations in John's memory can be made to Disabled American Veterans , PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-030. To offer condolences or for more information please visit www.shepherdfuneralhome.com. Shepherd Funeral Home, Kingston.

Published in The Boston Globe on June 29, 2018


Heinstadt, John Powers [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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


Good Afternoon All,

Mike McEneney asks for our prayers for Nicole, Mike's Grandson's Bride to be. Nicole is suffering from some digestive problems. We pray that the MDs are able to find and resolve the problem quickly free of any complications. Please keep Nicole in your Prayers. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JLINKEDIN: Viscomi, Michael [MC2008] Emp Benefits Spec @ Financial Liberty Group



Viscomi, Michael [MC2008]
Employee Benefits Specialist
Financial Liberty Group
Melville, New York

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ENDNOTE: Yet Another “Democrat-Socialist” — Anyone remember Venezuela?



‘View’ Finds No Time to Question Socialist’s Radical Politics
By Kristine Marsh | June 29, 2018 3:00 PM EDT

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Friday at ABC's The View, as Republican strategist and CNN political commentator Tara Setmayer filled in as guest host, the panel sat down with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the “Democrat-Socialist” who recently beat out the incumbent in New York's 14th Congressional District primary. While the media has gone gaga over the notion that she could be the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, they've glossed over her radical, leftist viewpoints. Even as two Republicans sat at the View’s table today, they manage to shirk away from confronting Ocasio- Cortez on her platform.

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Anyone, who’s a socialist, is just dumb and uneducated.  All the leftist isms result in disctatorhips and mass murder. It’s a sad state of political discourse when they are not challenged at every opportunity with the real life examples.


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