JASPER JOTTINGS Week 27 - 2018 Jul 08   

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POSITRACTION: Backpacks Instead of Flowers



Hundreds of People Bring Backpacks Instead of Flowers to Woman’s Funeral
By McKinley Corbley - Jun 26, 2018

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In accordance with one woman’s final wish, there were backpacks lining the pews at her funeral instead of flowers.

Tammy Waddell passed away earlier this month at the age of 58 from a prolonged illness at Northside Hospital-Forsyth in Georgia, but before she died, she asked for people to bring backpacks filled with school supplies to her funeral.

Waddell worked as a paraprofessional and teacher at several schools in the Forsyth County school district. At one point in her 30-year career, she was even recognized as Teacher of the Year.

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“My cousin, a teacher, wanted backpacks with supplies brought to her funeral instead of flowers for needy students,” Brad Johnson said on Twitter. “Serving others to the end.”

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Great idea.  A little hard on the floral industry, but good for the children who will benefit.

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JLINKEDIN: Montero, Rich [MC????] Managing Director at J.P. Morgan



Rich Montero
Managing Director at J.P. Morgan
Greater New York City Area

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JLINKEDIN: Leone, Madeline [MC1995] Information Officer at AIG



Leone, Madeline [MC1995]
Information Officer at AIG
Greater New York City Area

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JOBIT: Tangney, Gerald Aloysius [MC???? RIP] 2018-Jun-29



 1924 - 2018

Gerald Aloysius Tangney born May 5, 1924 in Bronx, NY, passed away peacefully June 29, 2018.

He served in the US Army in World War II. He graduated with a BBA from Manhattan College and MBA from Columbia University.

Beloved husband of Grace, 66 years, loving father of Kathleen (dec.) Elizabeth Ammon, Scott (Catherine), Michael (dec.) Jane, Patricia (JR) Richards. Proud grandfather of Boyd, Brandon (Katelyn), Brian Ammon, Jack, Simon, Grace, Blaise, Alexandra, Julianne, Nicklaus, Shannon and Kylie Richards. Survived by siblings Sr. Gerald Therese Tangney and Cora Tanner.

He was a successful sales VP and executive for many companies across the United States including RCA, Interstate Electric, ADI, and NEC.

He enjoyed volunteering his time at St. Alphonsus Liguori as a lector, usher, and greeter. He also served on the church's building committee.

Funeral service at St. Alphonsus Liguori Church on Friday, July 6 , 2018 at 10:30 A.M. The family requests memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the PADS program at St. Alphonsus Liguori Church, 411 North Wheeling Road, Prospect Heights, IL 60070 or JourneyCare, 405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010.

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on July 2, 2018


 Tangney, Gerald Aloysius [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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JUPDATE: Heinstadt, John Powers [MC1966 RIP] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


JOBIT: Heinstadt, John Powers [MC1966 RIP] 2018-Jun-28

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Heinstadt, John Powers [MC1966 RIP]

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JLINKEDIN: Gerbino, Vincenzo [MC2014] Field Engineer at Tutor Perini



Gerbino, Vincenzo [MC2014]
Field Engineer at Tutor Perini Corporation
Middle Village, New York

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JOBIT: Cloonan, John Kevin [MC1963 RIP] 2018-Jun-29



John Kevin Cloonan
 1942 - 2018

Jekyll Island, GA.- John Kevin Cloonan 76, of Jekyll Island, Ga., entered into eternal rest on June 29, 2018 at Hospice of the Golden Isles, Brunswick, Ga.

Kevin was born March 18, 1942 in Kingston, N.Y., son of the late Edmund T. and Julia M. Cloonan. After high school Kevin attended Manhattan College where he received a Bachelors in Civil Engineering and a Masters degree in Business Administration. Kevin also earned his Professional Engineer designation and was a member of the American Water Works Association. He served the City of New York for more than 36 years including District Engineer for the Delaware Watershed in the Catskill Mountain area of upstate New York and represented New York City on several Federal and State environmental commissions.

Kevin was an active member of St. Francis Savior Church in Brunswick and had formerly served as an Eucharistic Minister at Immaculate Conception Church in Grahamsville, N.Y., which was his home for many years. During his time in Jekyll Island Kevin was a member of The Friends of Historic Jekyll Island. He was also a longtime volunteer with the International Seafarers’ Center in Brunswick which provides comfort and hospitality for visiting seafarers.

Kevin loved his golf and the comradeship of the Jekyll Island Men’s Golf League. Many hours and numerous stories were shared around the links on Jekyll. He genuinely appreciated the companionship and hospitality of his good friends, neighbors, and church companions.

Kevin was predeceased by his wife Kathryn Meyer Cloonan. He is survived by his son Jeffrey Cloonan and wife Amanda of Eagle, Colo.; his son, Daniel Cloonan also of Colorado; and brothers, William Cloonan and wife Kathleen of Kingston, N.Y., and Robert Cloonan and wife Barbara of West Hartford, Conn. In addition, Kevin is survived by grandsons, Colton and Jason; granddaughter, Addison; and great-granddaughter, Chavi; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A service of celebration will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Friends of Jekyll Island, Inc., P.O. Box 13031 Jekyll Island, Ga., 31527; or Daniel Pierce Library 328 Main Street, Box 268, Grahamsville, N.Y., 12740.

Published in the Daily Freeman on July 3, 2018


Cloonan, John Kevin [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

             I believe that J. Kevin is a member of the Class of 1963.

                    May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Cloonan, John Kevin [MC1963 RIP]

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JNEWS: Gonzalez, Carlos [MC2007] Content Director, Informa, Machine Design



Advanced Ball Screws

Ball screw technology is one of the most common linear-motion drives due to its low cost and reliability. Even as a staple of the motion control world, there are still tricks of the trade that help engineers navigate ball screw use and design. The following E-Book will help design engineers and system integrators to properly maintain their ball screws, understand the acceptable noise levels that can be produced prior to repair, define the erratic pitch that occurs within ball screws, and investigate design advantages from internal ball returns.

Carlos Gonzalez
Content Director, Informa, Machine Design

Carlos M. Gonzalez joined Informa in 2015. He achieved a B.S. mechanical engineering at Manhattan College and a M.S. in mechanical engineering at Columbia University. Prior to working for Penton Media, Carlos worked at Sikorsky Aircraft in their Hydraulics and Mechanical Flight Controls department; working on their S76D commercial and the Navy’s CH-53K aircraft programs.

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Gonzalez, Carlos [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Carlos is a member of the Class of 2007.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Gonzalez, Carlos [MC2007]

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Costello, Donald (MC1954) commented on JNEWS: Gonzalez, Carlos [MC????] Content Director, Informa, Machine Design

I work with Garman Industries and they work in an overlapping space

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JHQ: Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2018




Seven individuals and one team have been elected to the Manhattan College Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2018.

Seven individuals and one team have been elected to the Manhattan College Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2018. The 40th annual induction ceremony and dinner will take place on Saturday, November 10.

"Another outstanding class has been selected to join our Hall of Fame and we look forward to recognizing their accomplishments in November," said Marianne Reilly '82, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.

This year's honorees are:

Stefani Allen '03 (women's track & field)
Robert Annunziata '81 (football)
Conroy Daley '96 (men's track & field)
John Fitzpatrick '06 (baseball)
Justin Otto '06 (men's lacrosse)
Matt Rizzotti '14 (baseball)
Chris Williams '94 (men's basketball)
Additionally, the 2002 men's lacrosse team will be honored.

"The Hall of Fame committee congratulates the seven inductees and the 2002 lacrosse team for earning inclusion to the Class of 2018," said Joe Ryan '81, '86, Hall of Fame selection committee president. "This year's candidates were exceptionally noteworthy and the committee thanks their sponsors for bringing the candidates to our attention."

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JLINKEDIN: Ilie, Brett [MC2018] Asst Aquatics Dir @ Rockland County YMCA



Ilie, Brett [MC2018]
Assistant Aquatics Director Rockland County YMCA
Greater New York City Area

Graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. in Secondary Education and a B.A. in English from Manhattan College.

After lifeguarding for 2 years I became the Rockland County YMCA’s youngest Aquatics Director.

After lifeguarding for 7 years I am now a lifeguard instructor, certifying people to become lifeguards. I can also teach CPR/AED/FirstAid classes.

After working at Nauraushaun Swim Club for several years I am a lifeguard, swim instructor, and substitute manager.

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JOBIT: D'Alba, Edward J. [MC???? RIP] 2018-Jul-01



Edward J. D'Alba
MAY 23, 1927 – JULY 1, 2018

D’Alba, Edward J. Of Radnor passed away peacefully on July 1 following a fall in his home earlier in the week.

He was 91. “EJ” as he was known to his co-workers at Urban Engineers, from which he retired in 1999, personified the work ethic and values of the company he cofounded with two others in 1960. He took tremendous pride in the projects he engineered in NJ, NY and PA which included the New York State Thruway, Garden State Parkway, New Jersey Turnpike, Blue Route, the Center City Commuter Tunnel and the Phase IIA Expansion program at Philadelphia international Airport, where the architectural community nick named him the “Roads Scholar.” It was a title that only told a part of the story, for he had a passion for bridge design, aviation facilities and structures small and large. For “EJ” the role of the engineer was not limited to the calculations to satisfy the functional and structural requirements of the project. He instilled in all that he worked with, and for, the need to consider the aesthetics of all elements of the work. More often than not, he succeeded in that endeavor, showcasing the creative side of his mind, an extraordinary balance of structure and creativity. He was an artist, often sketching what needed to be done with the skill of an architect.

He wrote poetry, verse, and captured the stories of the folks he knew and loved in a collection of “Thoughts – Poems and Remembrances” which will be shared by his family for generations. For Ed the best 15 years of his life were shared with his wife Carolyn (nee Stout) whom he appropriately met at a Valentine’s Day Party. They loved to travel to Europe and shared what they discovered with friends and family and set up wonderful itinerary for others to follow. She predeceased him in 1991.

The company he founded continues to expand, having gone from an organization of seven in 1960 to 450 today, having been led by a team he mentored, which included his nephew Edward M. D’Alba, Urban is now an employee owned company under its third generation of leadership, with 15 offices in 8 states.

He loved sports and excelled in baseball. His high school coach declared, 25 years after Ed’s graduation that “lefty” was the best first baseman he had ever coached.” He joined the Navy right after high school, and was aboard the first ship that landed in Wakayama and Nagoya, Japan thus witnessing firsthand the destruction of the bombings that ended the war.

He was a graduate of Manhattan College. In a writing titled “Me” (A brief autobiography) of seven pages he closes with, “When the final score is tallied, it is my fervent wish that they will say that I played the game of life well.” He did!

He is survived by several nephews, nieces, grandnephews and grandnieces, having been very close to the families of Carolyn and Geoff Hill, Edward and Karen D’Alba. He will be remembered by family as Uncle Ted, Uncle Ed, and by all else as EJ, Lefty, and of course the “Roads Scholar.” A celebration of his life will be held at Waynesboro Country Club, Paoli. PA at 11:30 am on July 12th. In lieu of flowers contributions to The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society or the Radnor Conservancy would be appreciated.


D’Alba, Edward J. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/paoli-pa/edward-dalba-7901796/add-memory

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JOBIT: Valente, Frank Daniel [MC1963 RIP] 2018-Jun-30



Frank Daniel Valente

Yonkers - Frank Daniel Valente, age 83, passed after a long illness on Saturday, June 30.

Devoted son of Maria Valente Salvatore, dear brother of Oswald and Antoinette Costantini, and caring uncle to his nieces and nephews, Barbara (Michael) Davis, Jack (Anita), Anthony, Ottorino (Kathy) Costantini, Maria (Stephen Ferrando) Costantini-Ferrando and Jean, along with his children Anthony and Mary Ann.

Frank was a veteran of the Korean War where he served with distinction. Upon his return, he earned a degree from Manhattan College, after which he taught in the NYC Public Schools for many years, working in the South Bronx.

After his retirement he continued his life of service, volunteering at St. Joseph's Nursing Home and supporting others through his involvement in many Church ministries.

Visitation is Thursday, July 5, from 4-8 PM at Flower Funeral Home, 714 Yonkers Ave. Yonkers NY. The Funeral Mass is Friday July 6, 10am, at St. Mary - Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 23 High Street, Mount Vernon, NY with interment to follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery.


Published in the The Journal News on July 4, 2018


Valente, Frank Daniel [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Valente, Frank Daniel [MC1963 RIP]

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


Good Afternoon All,

Mike McEneney asks for our prayers for Fellow Jasper, Ken Parr’s Wife Diane. Diane is ill and I need of our prayers. We pray for Diane, for her quick recovery, free of complication. Please keep Ken and their Family in your prayers as well. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JLINKEDIN: White, Jon [MC2020] Esports Consultant



White, Jon [MC2020]
Esports Consultant
Greater New York City Area

I'm Jonathon, a Freshman Economics Major at Manhattan College. I'm also an artist, former three sport athlete, and have unique hobbies such as Music Production and eSports.

As a freshman economics student at Manhattan College, I have attained skills in Market Analysis, Management, Economics, and Accounting. I currently hold a major GPA of 3.2. In my first year of college I have focused my coursework around many different areas of business, including, market analysis, microeconomics, and accounting.

Working at Noble Pro Gaming, a company based around online entertainment, I had the ability to work as an upper level employee in a growing company while I was in high school. Working there, I learned how to work with management to create business proposals, worked with partners and sponsors, sustaining relationships with them and developing strategies that would help both Noble and the sponsors succeed. I also worked with upper level management and designed the proposal sent to potential partners and sponsors, outlining how partnering with Noble could help their sales or brand.

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JOBIT: Krauter, Thomas [MC1951 RIP] 2018-Jun-15



Thomas Krauter
June 15, 2018
Allendale, New Jersey

Thomas passed away on Friday, June 15, 2018.

Thomas was a resident of Allendale, New Jersey at the time of passing.

He graduated cum laude from Manhattan College in 1951.

Tom served his country proudly during World War II in the United States Navy Pacific Fleet aboard the USS Albemarle.

The Krauter family will receive friends on Monday 2:00 to 4:00 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home at 257 Godwin Ave., Wyckoff . Funeral mass will be Tuesday 10:00 AM at the Guardian Angel R.C. Entombment will follow in the Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Covenant House, 460 W. 41st St., New York, NY , and Calvary Hospital, 1740 Eastchester Rd., Bronx, NY.


Krauter, Thomas [MC1951 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.tributes.com/condolences/leave_memory/106233960

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


Good Afternoon All,

Mike McEneney asks for our prayers for his friend, Tom Sise Esq. Tom has been in our prayers as he has been suffering from a type of early Dementia. This disease has caused him to lose his Law Practice and has impacted upon his life style. We pray for Tom and his Family that the MDs are able to stabilize the illness. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JOBIT: Yancy, James P. [MC???? RIP] 2018-Jul-02



James P. Yancy
July 2, 2018
Rhode Island

James passed away on Monday, July 2, 2018.

James was a resident of Rhode Island at the time of passing.

He was a proud graduate of Cardinal Hayes Academy, Manhattan College and New York University where he earned his MBA and was active in the Banking Field prior to joining the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.

His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 10 AM in St. Gregory the Great Church, 360 Cowesett Road, Warwick.


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

Guestbook: http://www.tributes.com/condolences/leave_memory/106235434

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JOBIT: McGrath, Ryan M. [MC2011 RIP] 2018-Jul-03


Dear John,

             I believe that Ryan is a member of the Class of 2011.  He was a friend of my Grand Daughter Catherine McEneney Chan, '10.

              May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McGrath, Ryan M. [MC2011 RIP]

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McGRATH, Ryan M. Beloved son of Mimi and Tod McGrath, passed away on July 3, 2018 at the age of 29. Ryan leaves behind his beloved brother Mike who he was so proud of, and Mike's girlfriend Lesley Johnson who he admired greatly. He also leaves behind 18 aunts and uncles, 25 cousins, 9 great aunts and uncles, a maternal grandmother, and his paternal grandfather who he so loved to spend time with watching sports and talking politics.

Ryan was strong, kind, polite, generous, and engaging. He was a thinker who had a wonderfully clever sense of humor and a keen memory that his mother always relied on. Ryan was a peacemaker; he was always interested in what others had to say, took care to see that others were comfortable, and helped those who he thought were being discriminated against. Ryan loved playing basketball, playing the guitar, watching our Boston sports teams, and listening to music, particularly classic hip-hop. He was proud of his dual careers in commercial real estate and national and international event promotion for classic hip-hop artists. Ryan was a loyal friend to his friends from Hingham and Manhattan College, and his colleagues from MIT. Most importantly, Ryan would always tell us that he loved us, and he was openly thankful for all he felt he was blessed with. His love for spending time with his big extended family and the love he had for his dogs graced us all. Ryan, you are loved by everyone you loved and will be forever missed. You've made us so proud to have you as our son and brother. Until we meet up again, there is comfort to know that you'll be resting in God's peace. Love you Rhino.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday in Church of the Resurrection, Hingham at 10 AM. Burial in St. Paul's Cemetery, Hingham. See www.Keohane.com or call 1-800-Keohane for directions and online condolences.

Published in The Boston Globe on July 8, 2018


[MC2011 RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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ENDNOTE: Violence imperils "free speech"



Shocking moment flash-bang grenade is thrown into right-wing Patriot Prayer rally igniting violent clashes with Antifa in Portland

Four were arrested after violent clashes between Patriot Prayer and Antifa in Portland on Saturday
Pro-Trump group said it organized the 'free speech' march to protest police failing to protect its events
Antifa call the group racist and were seen throwing objects before a melee broke out between the sides
Police revoked the marchers' permit after the riot broke out and confiscated a number of weapons
PUBLISHED: 01:57 EDT, 1 July 2018 | UPDATED: 12:56 EDT, 1 July 2018

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This is the moment a flash-bang grenade appears to go off amid a Patriot Prayer march in Portland, seconds before a melee between the right-wing group and Antifa.

Four people were arrested amid the violence on Saturday, which broke out when the pro-Trump group's scheduled march encountered an opposing group associated with a second nearby rally.

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Violence is never acceptable. 

I notice that both sides had their faces masked.  That’s a feature of the KKK?


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