JASPER JOTTINGS Week 36 - 2018 Sep 09

Jasper Jottings - The achievement journal of my fellow Jaspers, the alumni of the Manhattan College
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POSITRACTION: Gordon Ramsay stands "tall"



Gordon Ramsay Offers Apprenticeship to Teen Who Was Snubbed for His Height
By McKinley Corbley - Aug 29, 2018

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When this 18-year-old was told that he couldn’t pursue his dream career based on his height, Gordan Ramsay stepped in to help.

Louis Makepeace has wanted to be a chef since he was a kid. When he was conditionally accepted into a cooking and hospitality course at Worcester College, however, he was later “appalled” to find out that the school had backtracked on their decision and would not allow him to take the course because his height made him a “safety risk” in the kitchen.

Since Makepeace has dwarfism, he stands at just 3 feet 10 inches tall. After the teen accused the school of discrimination, his story was spread across social media until it caught the eye of celebrity chef Gordan Ramsay.

Ramsay tweeted that he would be more than happy to offer Makepeace an apprenticeship “any day”.

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Gordon Ramsay can be an ass with a mouth that would make a sailor blush.  However in this case, he certainly showed his “true colors”.  All too often, “celebrities” are all image and no substance.  This puts him a notch above.  Kudos, Chef Ramsay.

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JUPDATE: Biggar, Barry P. [MC1974] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


JNEWS: Biggar, Barry P. [MC1974] Capital Markets @ Polsinelli


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Dear John,

I believe that Barry is a member of the Class of 1974.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Biggar, Barry P. [MC1974]

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JUPDATE: DeFeo, Dino [MC1994] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


JNEWS: DeFeo, Dino [MC1994] Managing Partner @ AKF


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Dear John,

I believe that Dino is a member of the Class of 1994.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

DeFeo, Dino [MC1994]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Rooney, John Peter (MC1965) prays for Kelly, Jack [MC1968]



I ask that fellow Jasper's pray for Jack Kelly '68 as he is dealing with advanced melinoma.  Jack is a member of the Arnold Air Society and an F-4 pilot for many years and a really good guy.

John--thanks for all you do. Much appreciated.
Tom Rooney '66

[JR: Appreciate the thanks. Passing it along to Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) for his list.]

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JOBIT: DiPaola, Anthony [MC1949 RIP] 2018-Sep-02



Anthony DiPaola

Anthony Louis, Anacleto, Raimondo DiPaola, 91, of Harrington Park, NJ, died peacefully on Sunday, September 2, 2018. Anthony was the beloved husband of the late Louise DiPaola to whom he was married for 50 years. Anthony was born in The Bronx in 1927. He and his loving wife, Louise, met and married at Mount Carmel Church in the Bronx and later moved their family of six to Rockland County, NY. Anthony was a Veteran WWII U S Army. A 1949 graduate of Manhattan College, Anthony worked for the State of New York, Insurance Department as a Senior Examiner and was able to enjoy retirement for close to 30 years. He enjoyed reading and spending time with his friends and family.

A loving father, Anthony is survived by his daughters, Susan Joyce, Frances DiPaola, Barbara Porter, Son-in-Law, John Porter and his son, Douglas DiPaola and Daughter-in-Law, Joanne DiPaola; and five grandchildren, with whom he shared a close and special relationship: Anthony and Francesca DiPaola, Elizabeth and John Fruhmann and Marisa and Scott Carrothers. A funeral Mass will be held at The Church of the Immaculate Conception in Norwood, NJ on Wednesday, September 5 at 10:00 a.m. Visitation is Tuesday 4-7 p.m. at Pizzi Funeral Home, Northvale (201-767-3050).

Interment will follow at Saint Catharine's Cemetery in Sea Girt, NJ where he will rest beside his wife, Louise.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Gifts may be made in Anthony’s name to: Homes for Veterans, https://www.homesforveterans.us/



DiPaola, Anthony [MC1949 RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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


Good Evening All,

I ask for your prayers for Mrs. Lisa Shikany Hatfield. Lisa, 48 years old, Wife and Mother of two lovely Daughters, Kacy -16 , Emma - 14 is the Niece of two good Friends that Peggy and I care about (Yvette & Rick). Lisa was diagnosed this Summer with terminal Cancer, Multiple Myloma. She is on an aggressive Radiation/Chemo/Bone Marrow Treatment plan hoping to slow down the Cancer and put her in Remission. She is a devout Catholic and Yvette shares with us that Lisa has shown an incredibly strong resiliency throughout this process. We pray that Lisa's treatments have the hoped for outcome. We pray that God's healing hand touches this good Woman and her Family in their time of need. We pray that they feel God's Love and strength. We pray, that as this loving Family share their time together, that God guides the Doctors decisions in their treatment recommendations. Please raise the volume for Lisa and her Family. Praise God. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JUPDATE: Hanna, George Richard [MC1974 RIP] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


JOBIT: Hanna, George Richard [MC1974 RIP] 2018-Aug-26


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Dear John,

I believe that George is a member of the Class of 1974.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Hanna, George Richard [MC1974 RIP]

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JLINKEDIN: Corwin, Heart Rose [MC2008] Real Estate Paralegal @ Kania Law Firm



Corwin, Heart Rose [MC2008]
Real Estate Paralegal
Kania Law Firm
Asheville, North Carolina

Experienced professional with a demonstrated history of work in multiple industries. Skilled in Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Hospitality Industry, Event Management, Databases, and Management. Strong marketing professional with a BS in Business Administration with a focus in Marketing from Manhattan College.

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JOBIT: Brown, Gerald Xavier [MC???? RIP] 2018-Sep-02



Gerald X Brown
MAY 11, 1928 – SEPTEMBER 2, 2018

Hartsdale - Gerald Xavier Brown, 90 of Hartsdale, NY, passed away on September 2, 2018.

He was the beloved husband of Marie Elena Brown. Son of Dorothy M. Brown of Brooklyn, NY and the late Daniel F. Brown. Born in Queens, NY, Gerry was a graduate of Manhattan College and served in the U.S. Army. An accomplished clarinet player, he played in jazz bands in the White Plains, NY area. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on September 7, 2018 at Sacred Heart Church, 10 Lawton Avenue, Hartsdale, NY at 9:45 AM. Gerry will be buried in Old Calvary Cemetery, 49-02 Laurel Hill Blvd, Woodside, NY.


Brown, Gerald Xavier [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/s

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JNEWS: Spence, Jean [MC????] BoD TreeHouse Food



TreeHouse taps former Mondelez exec for board position
Jean Spence, independent director on TreeHouse Foods' board of directors
Photo: TreeHouse Foods, Inc. 09.05.2018 By Eric Schroeder

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OAK BROOK, ILL. — Jean Spence, an independent consultant who recently served as executive vice-president of research, development and quality at Mondelez International, has been appointed an independent director on TreeHouse Foods, Inc.’s board of directors. Ms. Spence’s appointment brings the total number of board members to 10.

“We are pleased to welcome Jean, as she will bring fresh insights and new perspectives, as well as demonstrated and relevant experience to the TreeHouse Foods board,” said Gary D. Smith, chairman of the board. “We are confident that her contributions will be valuable as the company continues to transform its business through the TreeHouse 2020 restructuring program and to refine its strategy to deliver long-term shareholder value.”

Prior to the 2012 spin-off transaction to form Mondelez, Ms. Spence was senior vice-president of worldwide quality, scientific affairs and compliance at Kraft Foods Inc., where she was responsible for improving quality and food safety on a worldwide basis, coordinating global compliance programs, scientific relations, regulatory relations, microbiology, and auditing. Before joining Kraft, she was a process supervisor for Procter and Gamble.

She has represented the food industry on the Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council and Kraft on the International Life Sciences Institute and Junior Achievement of Chicago boards. Ms. Spence serves on the supervisory board of GEA Group AG and is chair of the Clarkson University Board of Trustees.

Ms. Spence received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Clarkson University and a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Manhattan College.

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Spence, Jean [MC????]

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JOBIT: Moore, Francis Joseph [MC???? RIP] 2018-Sep-05



Francis Joseph Moore
SEPTEMBER 20, 1940 – SEPTEMBER 5, 2018

Francis Joseph Moore, 77, passed away on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 after a prolonged illness.

Frank was born in Elmhurst, NY September 20, 1940. He was the second of four children born to the late John Francis and Helen McLoughlin. He graduated from Manhattan College, served as a lieutenant in the United States Air Force and retired from Nortel Networks. After living in New York and California, he settled in North Carolina where he and his beloved wife raised their family. He was an active member of the Jaycees and Knights of Columbus. Frank enjoyed fishing on a lake, a good party and time with family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his daughter Roberta Moore. He is survived by his wife of 54 years Marion Moore, daughters Veronica Guarino (Guy), Lorraine Powers (Cliff), Jennifer Moore (Brian), Darrin Moore (Laura), Brendan Moore (Jessica), and Pauline Williams (Stuart) and seventeen grandchildren.

The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Brookdale Cary and Heartland Hospice for the care and compassion shown to Frank.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dementia Alliance of North Carolina dementianc.org. A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, September 8 at Sacred Heart Church, 200 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC. The family will receive friends immediately after the service.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents, John Francis and Helen McLoughlin, and daughter Roberta Moore. He is survived by his wife of 54 years Marion Moore, daughters Veronica Guarino (Guy), Lorraine Powers (Cliff), Jennifer Moore (Brian), Darrin Moore (Laura), Brendan Moore (Jessica), and Pauline Williams (Stuart) and seventeen grandchildren.


Moore, Francis Joseph [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/c

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JOBIT: Young, Gregory P. [MC???? RIP] 2018-Sep-03



Gregory P. Young
DECEMBER 3, 1946 – SEPTEMBER 3, 2018

Greg Young, 71, of Mahopac, passed away on September 3 while away on vacation with his Joan McDonald.

Greg was a devoted father, brother, "Bopa", uncle and friend. Greg was the love of Joan's life. Greg was born in Mt. Vernon on December 3, 1946 and grew up on South 3rd Avenue. He attended Sacred Heart grammar school and graduated from Mt. St. Michael's (the Mount). Greg has many friends from the Southside of Mt. Vernon that he has remained friends with. Greg received his Bachelor of Science degree from Manhattan College and his Juris Doctorate from Fordham Law School.

Greg had a long, distinguished career in politics and government. He started his government career in the Mt. Vernon Corporation Counsel office and represented Mt. Vernon on the Westchester County Board of Legislators. Greg was a member of the New York State Assembly from 1983— 1992, representing Mt. Vernon, Pelham and New Rochelle. He chaired the Assembly Racing and Wagering Committee and represented the Assembly on the MTA Capital Program Review Board. Greg continued his government service as Counsel to both the Mt. Vernon and Yonkers IDAs.

Greg's greatest love is his family: his five children, his daughter Jennifer Ashkinaze, her husband Alan and their two boys Jack and Benjamin; daughter Samantha Young; son Gregory Young and twins Alexandra and Stephen Young. He was a devoted brother to Katerina and husband Rocco; Lorraine (deceased) and Michael; and Diane (deceased) and uncle to Danielle, Milan, Kristin and Tyler. Greg's great love was "his Joan McDonald". They enjoyed 22 great years together hosting Christmas and pool parties and traveling to Mexico, Paris, Yellowstone and the Danube River cruise. They loved spending summers with Joan's family on Canandaigua Lake. Greg had a wonderful sense of humor and a generous spirit which was loved by his many friends.

Visitation for Gregory will be held Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM and a Chapel service will take place on Friday, September 7, 2018 at 12:00 PM, Riverside Memorial Chapel 21 West Broad Street, Mount Vernon, New York 10552. A burial will occur Friday, September 7, 2018 at 1:00 PM at Beechwoods Cemetery, 179 Beechwood Avenue, New Rochelle, New York 10801.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.riversidememorialmountvernon.com for the Young family.


Young, Gregory P. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/mount-v

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JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) reminds about the upcoming retreat


Dear John,

              A reminder that there  is still time to sign up for the Manhattan College Businessmen’s Retreat next weekend, Sep 14, 15 and 16 at the Bishop Molloy Retreat House in Jamaica  Estates.

           See: www.ManhattanCollegeRetreat.com



McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks for the reminder, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JOBIT: Rowe, William "Will" [MC???? RIP] 2018-Aug-31



Obituary: William "Will" Rowe, 1947-2018

William “Will” Rowe was born November 26, 1947, in Yonkers, N.Y., the fifth child of Harry and Agnes Rowe, and passed away on August 31, 2018. He is survived by his brother David Rowe and sisters, Frances Rowe and Susan Rowe, and Susan's husband, Ib. His brother Donald Rowe passed away in January of 2017. Words cannot convey the love and support Will expressed and received from his brothers and sisters during his life and especially his final years.

Will married his first wife, Lori Kohn, from Yonkers, in 1969 and, shortly after, the two of them studied and worked in Germany for five years. After moving to Vermont, their daughter, Alyssa, was born and has been the greatest joy in Will’s life since.

Will married Theresa Crete Jones, in 1990, who has been the love, life and soul partner of his life since. They spent the last 28 years building a life together in Vermont, Maryland and Florida. He had no words to express the love and care he felt for the person who has given him so much … his loving wife, Theresa.

Will is survived by his wife, Theresa, and his daughter, Alyssa Chase, her husband, Jamie Chase, and their two children, Hailey and James. He also loved his role as step-dad to Theresa’s children, Carol Cowan and Christopher Jones, and Christopher's wife, Tanya Jones, and as grandpa to their children, Molly Cowan, Brady Jones and Hannah Jones. Being “Grandpa Will” has been a great joy for Will, and he could not wish enough love and lifelong peace of mind to Hailey, James, Molly, Brady and Hannah.

Will attended Yonkers Public Schools and is a proud member of the Gorton High School Class of ’65. He received his bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Manhattan College and continued graduate studies at Duke University and the Free University of Berlin. Will pursued his two career passions, the study and teaching of philosophy and the compassionate work of social caring. He taught philosophy at a number of institutions, including the Community College of Vermont, the University of Maryland, Trinity College and Indian River State College. He never stopped being awed by opening minds to new ways of seeing, thinking and being.

Will was forever grateful for the privilege of working shoulder to shoulder with such wonderful people at Spectrum Youth & Family Services, where he served for over 13 years as executive director, and the long-lasting relationships developed during that time. He always said that there was “an express ticket to heaven” for any person working in the child protection field. His passion for caring was also fulfilled through his 14 years in numerous social service positions with the State of Vermont and eight years leading a national health advocacy organization dedicated to helping people living in chronic pain. Will touched thousands of lives in his personal and professional career and regularly expressed his gratitude for the privilege to be helpful to others. He will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.

A memorial celebration for family and friends will be planned in Vermont at a later date. To honor Will’s life, memorial contributions may be made to Spectrum Youth & Family Services at 31 Elmwood Ave, Burlington, VT, 05401, or to the Lund Family Center at 76 Glen Rd, Burlington, VT, 05401.

Online condolences may be shared at coxgiffordseawinds.com.


Rowe, William "Will" [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: https://www.coxgiffordseawinds.com/guestbook/5238422

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ENDNOTE: “Who am I to judge?” The successor to Peter with power!



A Cancer on the Papacy?

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This summer, the sex scandal that has bedeviled the Catholic Church went critical.

First came the stunning revelation that Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, former Archbishop of Washington and friend to presidents, had for decades been a predator-priest who preyed on seminarians and abused altar boys, and whose depravity was widely known and covered up.

Came then the report of a Pennsylvania grand jury that investigated six dioceses and found that some 300 priests had abused 1,000 children over the last 70 years.

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If the Church’s highest priority is to coexist peacefully with the world, it will modify, soften, cease to preach, or repudiate these beliefs, and follow the primrose path of so many of our separated Protestant brethren.

But if she does, it will not be the same Church that over centuries accepted martyrdom to remain the faithful custodian of Gospel truths and sacred tradition.

And how has the embrace of modernity and its values advanced the religious faiths whose leaders sought most earnestly to accommodate them?

The Church is going through perhaps its gravest crisis since the Reformation. Since Vatican II, the faithful have been departing, some leaving quietly, others embracing agnosticism or other faiths.

“Who am I to judge?” said the pope when first pressed about the morality of homosexuality.

Undeniably, Francis, and the progressive bishops who urge a new tolerance, a new understanding, a new appreciation of the benign character of homosexuality, have won the plaudits of a secular press that loathed the Church of Pius XII.

Of what value all those wonderful press clippings now, as the chickens come home to roost in Vatican City?

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I’d venture an opinion that it’s too late.  The organizational “Church” is destroyed and has lost its way and any moral authority it had.

Perhaps, the laity can reform as a grass roots movement with no “hierarchy”?  After all wasn’t that how it started?

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