JASPER JOTTINGS Week 49 - 2018 Dec 09   

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POSITRACTION: A "sea of people" responded to the Vietnam vet's viral obituary



This Veteran Died Alone, But Hundreds Attended His Funeral
Culture and TrendsThis Veteran Died Alone, But Hundreds Attended His Funeral

A "sea of people" responded to the Vietnam vet's viral obituary

By: Linnea Crowther

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When U.S. Army veteran Stanley C. Stoltz died recently, a heartbreakingly short obituary was published by Good Shepherd Funeral Home, which handled his arrangements.

"The Public is invited to the Cemetery to honor a Vietnam Veteran with no known family," it read. "Interment will be in Omaha National Cemetery on Tuesday, November 27, at 2pm."

That obituary was published last Wednesday. Within a few days, it had been shared to social media accounts across the Omaha area and had begun making its way to neighboring states. On Saturday, CNN's Jake Tapper tweeted it to his 1.94 million followers, tagging Nebraska's senators and governor as well as Omaha's mayor.

This man deserves someone to show up for his funeral, the shares said. Try to make it if you can.

Today, despite freezing temperatures in Omaha, people showed up indeed — more than 400 of them. Local Army veteran Nick Batter, who attended the service, told Legacy he saw "a sea of people" in Omaha National Cemetery, many of them fellow veterans representing every branch of the military, from entry-level soldiers to brass. Police and firefighters showed up, too. The new cemetery, established in 2016, was all but overwhelmed by the turnout, with cars backing up traffic and parking along the side of the road and in nearby cornfields.

So big was the turnout that the service was delayed about 20 minutes, but when it began, it included all the military honors due to a veteran like Stoltz. Local veterans organizations made sure an honor guard was in attendance to provide a gun salute to Stoltz, and Taps was performed. That mournful trumpet tune is one that service members salute when it plays, and Batter said, "It seemed like every person there was saluting."

Stoltz, a Private First Class, was drafted to serve in the Vietnam War and later lived in Iowa and Nebraska, working for an International Harvester dealer for a time. He had family, but he appeared to have lost touch with his siblings in the years after his military service. Yet after the brief obituary was published in the Omaha World-Herald newspaper, the internet worked its magic and at least one of his brothers was found, who attended the funeral and provided biographical information to be included in Stoltz's funeral service.

Batter found meaning in the service. The attendees were largely strangers to each other, but as they came together to honor a veteran, they found common ground.

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A great story.  Sad, but it could have been worse except for the effort of the good people of Omaha.

I hope that the love of the American people for their military could be transmitted to the politicians and bureaucrats.

Wonder how we can replicate this “early warning” system for other vets who are alone and need our help BEFORE they die alone?

Vets before “immigrants”.

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JNEWS: Stromberg, Pierre [MC1986] looks for proof of a visit by alien



Local News
Proof of alien visitors? Artifact from an ancient civilization? The truth is out there — in Seattle
Originally published December 1, 2018 at 6:00 am
By Erik Lacitis Seattle Times staff reporter

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For years, the strange object embedded in a rocklike formation sparked speculation and wonder. Was it proof of a visit by aliens? It's at the Pacific Science Center for you to see for yourself. The truth is out there.

For 57 years, since its discovery by three rockhounds in the mountains of Eastern California, an oblong, 2- by 3-inch stonelike mass has been at the heart of speculation around the world.

Oh, how we want to believe that the truth is out there.

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Stromberg, 54, a 1986 graduate in computer science from Manhattan College in the Bronx, where he grew up, says that as a kid he read Erich von Daniken’s “Chariots of the Gods?”, which theorizes extraterrestrials influenced early human life. Pretty neat stuff, he thought back then.

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Stromberg, Pierre [MC1986]

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JFACEBOOK: Motta, Brigid [MC2007] weds


2018 12Dec 01 Motta

Motta, Brigid [MC2007]

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JOBIT: Coughlin, Francis Patrick [MC1967 RIP] 2018-Nov-27



Francis Coughlin

Francis Patrick Coughlin of Phoenixville, PA died at age 81 on November 27th at De La Salle Hall in Lincroft, N.J.

Frank, as he was universally called, was predeceased by his parents James and Delia, siblings James and Anne, and is survived by his brother Eamon of Auburn, NY, several nieces and nephews, as well as many dearly held close friends.

Frank was well known for his humor which was spontaneous, inventive, often teasing, always incisive, and followed by his laugh and smile so you knew all was meant in fun.

He held a Masters in English Literature from Manhattan College and pursued studies at NYU and Oxford. He cherished his many friends, was a deep and wide reader, loved music, cooking, and many trips to Italy.

For much of his life he was associated with the De La Salle Christian Brothers as a member, teacher, and leader in multiple roles; when he withdrew from the Brothers in 1976 he continued that close association.

Following his wishes there will not be a wake but a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Ann Chapel, 604 Main St., Phoenixville PA on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 10:30 a.m., followed by burial at St. Ann Cemetery, and a luncheon in his honor.

Published in The Times Herald on Dec. 2, 2018


Coughlin, Francis Patrick [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

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

                      May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Coughlin, Francis Patrick [MC1967 RIP]

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JOBIT: Herron, Kevin E. [MC1977 RIP] 2018-Nov-29



Kevin E. Herron
July 10, 1955 – November 29, 2018

Kevin E. Herron, 63 of Greensboro, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, November 29, 2018.

A memorial mass, celebrating his life, will be held at 11:00 am at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm on Monday evening, December 3, 2018 at Hanes-Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel, 6000 W. Gate City Blvd. in Greensboro. A prayer service will be held at 7:00 pm during the receiving of friends, that same evening.

Kevin was born in New York on July 10, 1955 to the late James Thomas Herron and Catherine Evelyn Jensen Herron. He graduated from Manhattan College with a Bachelor Degree in Psychology. He was Senior Vice President at UBS Financial Services Inc with Redstone Wealth Management.

Kevin was an avid golfer and a member of Sedgefield Country Club. He lived a life full of joy and love, making the best of every day. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, brother, and friend who was loved by many and will be missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Diane Herron Roy and a brother, Robert Herron. Those left to cherish his memory include his adoring wife, Dorothy “Dottie” Barton Herron; his son Kevin Emmett Herron, Jr. of Greensboro; his daughter, Kelly Herron Hoover and her husband Daniel of Raleigh; brother, Allen James Herron of Sandston, VA; other extended family and host of friends and colleagues.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be made at www.haneslineberryfuneralhomes.com.


3 December
Visitation at Hanes-Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

4 December
Memorial Mass at Our Lady of Grace
11:00 am



Herron, Kevin E. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

             I believe that Kevin is a member of the Class of 1977.

                      May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Herron, Kevin E. [MC1977 RIP]

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JNEWS: Garofalo, Jason [MC2004] Teacher @ Math for America



MFA makes mathematicians out of model teachers
Posted December 2, 2018

Jason Garofalo talks through an algebra problem with a student at the Marble Hill School for International Studies. Garofalo teaches mathematics through Math for America, a nonprofit organization that recruits math and science teachers.


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More than 200 teachers in the Bronx alone champion Math for America, an organization that says it pushes students to confront problems with the same curiosity and passion scientists like Galileo Galilei and Albert Einstein have shown in the past.

And as the new academic year began in September, the fellowship program bestowed 300 four-year fellowships in math, science, and computer science to New York City teachers like Jason Garofalo, who works at the Marble Hill School for International Studies.

“There are multiple rewarding aspects of the program, but the respect and recognition I would say — and the sense of importance that I get about my job are encouraging,” Garofalo said.

Garofalo has taught at the Terrace View Avenue school for the past 11 years. But surprisingly, he wasn’t always destined to be a math teacher. When he first entered Manhattan College as a freshman, Garofalo had his sights set on an engineering degree.

It wasn’t until he had the opportunity to teach disabled students during a summer educational camp that he decided to switch majors, graduating with a degree in psychology and a minor in math.

While he was in graduate school at Columbia University, Garofalo heard about Math for America for the first time. It was started by hedge fund manager Jim Simons in 2004, and has since grown.

“It was too late for me to go into their new teacher program, so I kind of had to wait to apply to their master teacher fellowship,” Garofalo said. “So I spent my first three years waiting for Math for America.”

In the meantime, Garofalo taught at different smaller schools throughout the city. When it came time to finally apply, Garofalo learned that there was more to the process than just submitting an application and a letter of recommendation or two. The selection process is extensive, requiring applicants like Garofalo to submit a large volume of information about his education, teaching style and so forth. He also had to submit several essays and lesson plans — all before actually acing a pair of math exams.

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Garofalo, Jason [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Jason is a member of the class of 2004.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Garofalo, Jason [MC2004]

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JOBIT: Ball, Donald J. [MC1956 RIP] 2018-Nov-21



Donald J. Ball, 84
By  RiverheadLOCAL -
Nov 25, 2018, 5:03 pm

Donald J. Ball of Cutchogue died Nov. 21, 2018 at Peconic Bay Medical Center. He was 84 years old.

He was born April 20, 1943 in Evanston, Illinois, the son of Russell and Catherine (Gormaly) Ball.

He attended Iona Prep and Manhattan College and worked as a computer processor at Grumman in Bethpage. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, boating, gardening, golf and tennis.

Predeceased by his wife Ellen in 2014, he is survived by his children, Donald Jr. of California, Karen Breen of Maryland, Jeanne Fox of Massachussets and Mary Beth Parlato of New Jersey. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

His family received visitors on Nov. 24 at Coster-Heppner Funeral Home in Cutchogue. A funeral Mass followed at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, with interment at Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to IGA Nephropathy Foundation of America, P.O. Box 1322, Wall, NJ 07719


Ball, Donald J. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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Dear John,

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

                    May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Ball, Donald J. [MC1956 RIP]

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JUPDATE: Pagnozzi, Paul Joseph [MC1983 RIP] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


JOBIT: Pagnozzi, Paul Joseph [MC1983 RIP] 2018-Nov-24


Paul Joseph Pagnozzi
1961 - 2018

HURLEY- Dr. Paul Joseph Pagnozzi (Pags), 57, of Hurley, N.Y., died unexpectedly on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, at Health Alliance Hospital, Broadway Campus, Kingston, N.Y.

He was born on Nov. 21, 1961 in Nyack, N.Y., and was the son of the late Joseph and Anna Pagnozzi.
Paul was a graduate of Albertus Magnus High School in Bardonia, N.Y., earned his Bachelor of Science from Manhattan College in Bronx, N.Y., graduated from New York Medical College in Valhalla, N.Y., specializing in Nephrology and Internal Medicine. After retiring from his medical practice, Paul earned his Masters of Engineering in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y.

Dr. Pagnozzi was a founding partner of the Grand Street Medical Associates in Kingston, N.Y., retiring a year and a half ago. He was now working in the field of Environmental Engineering at Seed Solar and Engineering in Troy, N.Y., and was an Adjunct Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y.

Paul was a parishioner of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, member of the Kingston Rotary Club, deeply involved with Alcoholics Anonymous, globe trotting engineer with Engineers Without Borders, professional mentor of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute chapter of Engineers Without Borders, founding member of the Rondout Rowing Club, and devoted member to the YMCA, especially his beloved YMCA Camps Seewackamano and Chingachgook. He sat on the boards of countless organizations and participated fully and enthusiastically in so many aspects of his communities.

Dr. Pagnozzi impacted the lives of so many and was universally adored by everyone who had the honor to meet him. He had varied and profound musical tastes and was a talented self taught pianist and guitarist who loved to jam with and for his friends and family. He was a world traveler and voracious reader who left stacks of books on every surface of his house. He loved the Adirondack Mountains and recently purchased property there to better enjoy this beloved region. He arguably loved his cat Dalton (Eep) more than his children and took great pride in showing off her fetching abilities to anyone visiting. Paul had a wicked, profound, and infectious sense of humor and was one of those rare individuals who could truly make anyone laugh in any situation. He had a phenomenal cowboy boot collection he proudly repaired himself over the years and was notorious for stomping down the halls of the hospital in them accompanied by booming laughter. He was the rock of stability and wisdom for countless people in his life and everyone who knew him is testament to the depth of love and gratitude he had for life.

He is survived by children, Leah Pagnozzi and Daniel Pagnozzi; his fiancé, Gail Young; his sister, Mia Pagnozzi; sister, Julie Pagnozzi; his former wife, Diane Page; and truly countless friends in all the corners of the world.

Entrusted to Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, 326 Albany Avenue, Kingston, N.Y., 12401. The family will receive their friends on Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 28 and 29, 2018, from 4 to 8 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church. Burial to follow at Montrepose Cemetery.

For those who wish, in honor of Paul and in lieu of flowers, his family requests contributions be made to Engineers Without Borders, the YMCA Kingston and Ulster, and the Rotary Club of Kingston in Paul's memory.

A tribute for Paul may be found at www.KeyserFuneralService.com, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family.

Published in the Daily Freeman on Nov. 27, 2018


Pagnozzi, Paul Joseph [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

I believe that Paul is a member of the Class of 1983.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Pagnozzi, Paul Joseph [MC1983 RIP]

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JOBIT: Thyne, Kenneth Stuart Jr. [MC1957 RIP] 2018-Nov-18



Kenneth Stuart Thyne Jr.

Woodcliff Lake - Kenneth Stuart Thyne Jr. died peacefully at his home in Woodcliff Lake, N.J. on the 18th of November, 2018. He was 84 years old.

Ken is survived by his loving wife of fifty-seven years, Moira O'Farrell Thyne. He also had a sister Joan and a sister-in-law Anne and was preceded in death by his brother Robert. Ken was the proud father of four children, Kenneth and his wife Valerie, Catherine and her husband Richard More, Stephen and his wife Kathleen and Kevin and his wife Cathleen. 'Poppy' also had eleven grandchildren: Stephen, Patrick, Kevin, Brian, Allison, Amy, Kenny, Kelly, Jimmy, Erin and Matt.

Ken graduated from Manhattan College in 1957 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. He spent his career as the CFO of Jaeger Sportswear Ltd. and with Church's English Shoes. He was a long-time member of Our Lady Mother of the Church in Woodcliff Lake.

Ken was an accomplished golfer for his college team. He also loved skiing, traveling and, most of all, spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren. Ken was an adventurous cook and a 'unique' food connoisseur that loved entertaining his family and friends at his home.

A memorial mass is scheduled for Saturday, December 8th at 2:00 p.m. at Our Lady Mother of the Church in Woodcliff Lake with a reception to follow. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Ken's life.

The family would like to thank the Veteran's Administration of East Orange N.J. for their efforts, care and dedication to Ken during his life. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations be sent to the VA (VA Medical Center, 385 Tremont Avenue, East Orange, NJ 07018, Attn: Tyrone Steed, Voluntary Services Department).


Thyne, Kenneth Stuart Jr. [MC1957 RIP]

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JOBIT: Wertis, Robert John [MC1954 RIP] 2018-Nov-30



Robert John Wertis
June 1, 1931 - November 30, 2018

Robert John Wertis, 87, of Raleigh, died peacefully surrounded by family at WakeMed Hospital on Friday, November 30, 2018.

Born June 1, 1931, in Yonkers, NY, Bob was the son of Genevieve Paprochi Wertis and Joseph John Wertis. He earned a B.S. degree from Manhattan College in 1954 and was fiercely proud of his alma mater; once a Jasper, always a Jasper! From 1951 to 1954 Bob proudly served in the United States Marine Corps Platoon Leader Corps and was Active Duty from June 1954 to June 1956 as a First Lieutenant (Semper Fi!). He was a Life Member of Disabled American Veterans. Bob began a 35-year-career with IBM in 1956, retiring in 1991 as a Senior Product Planner.

Bob lived a life of principle, purpose, and perseverance. Always faithful, he was a devout Catholic and an active member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Raleigh. Notable involvement in faith ministries for St. Francis include but are not limited to: past Parish Council member, co-leader with his wife, Dorothy, on the first team for the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) program, and Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. In 1966, Bob became a member of the Third Order of St. Francis under the jurisdiction of the Order of Friars Minor Conventual, Endicott Fraternity. Bob was also involved in the Cursillo movement for many years. He was a lifelong patron of St. Bonaventure Indian Mission & School, helping to ensure that God's children on the Eastern Navajo Reservation were able to meet their daily survival needs and maintain their dignity. In addition, Bob was a dedicated volunteer at WakeMed for more than 25 years.

An incredibly intelligent man, Bob was an avid reader (including the Encyclopedia Britannica). He enjoyed working on the daily crossword puzzle and was a baseball enthusiast; loved those Yankees!

Bob was predeceased by his beloved wife of 58 years, Dorothy Gould Wertis. He is survived by the ones he laughed with, lived for, and loved without conditions. His eight children and their spouses include: Bobby and (Patty) Wertis, Julie and (John) Fox, John and (Christine) Wertis, Liane and (Allen) Watson, Joseph and (Monique) Wertis, Elizabeth and (Miguel) Casas, Frances and (Eddie) Clark, and Dorothy and (Jimmy) Roche. He was proud of his fifteen grandchildren: Sidney, Andrew, Jay, Caroline, Megan, Bobby, Zachary, Luke, Mary Claire, Meredith, Mollie, William, Julia, Carly, and Olivia; and five great grandchildren: Lucy, Callum, Duncan, Sean, and Jack. Bob is also survived by his brother: Richard and his wife (Sandra) Wertis of New York and sister-in-law: Eva McGeehan of Colorado as well as many nieces, nephews and first cousins on Wertis and Paprochi sides, living in CA, CO, FL, MN, NC and NY.

A funeral Mass is scheduled for Wednesday, December 5, 2018, beginning at 1:00 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 11401 Leesville Rd., Raleigh, NC. Interment will be in the St. Francis of Assisi Memorial Garden and Columbarium. Family will receive friends immediately following the Interment.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Transitions LifeCare and/or St. Bonaventure Indian Mission & School. Online condolences may be offered at www.bryan-leefuneralhome.com

Published in The News & Observer on Dec. 3, 2018


Wertis, Robert John [MC1954 RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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JOBIT: Zappile, Ernest Anthony [MC1950 RIP] 2018-Nov-27



Ernest Anthony Zappile
October 1, 1924 - November 27, 2018

Ernest was born on October 1, 1924 and passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2018.

Ernest was a resident of Indiana at the time of passing.

Ernie graduated from Manhattan College with a degree in Electrical Engineering and served as one of the youngest pilots in the Army Air Corps during World War II.

There will be no calling hours. A memorial service is being planned in the Spring of 2019.

Memorial donations in Ernest's name are welcomed to the following charities: Department for Persons with Disabilities P.O. Box 2539 Oak Ridge, NJ 07438 First Baptist Church 503 Park Street Swannanoa, NC 28778 American Cancer Society: www.cancer.org.


Zappile, Ernest Anthony [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.tributes.com/condolences/leave_memory/106633718

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Dear John,

I believe that Ernest is a member of the Class of 1950.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Zappile, Ernest Anthony [MC1950 RIP]

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JFACEBOOK: Fallings, Matt [MC2009] weds


2018 12Dec 06 fallings

Fallings, Matt [MC2009]

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


Good Evening All,

Mike McEneney asks for our prayers for his good Friend, Deacon Neil Manning. Deacon Manning's Son, Mike McEneney's God Son, Dickey Manning, shared the sad news of the passing of his Father. Deacon Manning was called home this past Tuesday, December 4, 2018 after a very long illness. Mike shared some personal comments about his good Friend.

"Neil attended Manhattan College before becoming a "NavCad" Naval Aviator Program, in the early 1950's.  He later completed his  degree at NYU after returning to civilian life. Neil worked for the old "Bell Telephone System" his entire career. He was ordained a Deacon in the Arch Diocese Of New York and was assigned to St Barnabas Parish here in Woodlawn, (Mike's Parish) until he retired to Arizona."
We pray for the repose of Deacon Mannings Soul and we pray for his Family and Friends as they mourn the loss of their loved one.

Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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


Good Afternoon All,

Some really good news from Peter Monacao. Peter's Mom's Condition has improved dramatically. She is awake, cognitive and aware as the MDs say. Mrs. Monaco remains in ICU with a Blood Clot being monitored very closely. She is off the respirator and beating the Pneumonia and her vital signs are all good. As Peter says, " We are all very grateful to God for the Blessings he is providing. Thank you for yoyr prayers, please keep the prayers coming."

Cathie McEneney has been showing improvement and although she was still in Hospital, her breathing and improvement are visible. Mike and the Family are thankful for your prayers and kind thoughts. Please keep the volume up for Cathie as well. I will keep you apprised.

Thank you all. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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Good Morning All,

Some really good news from Mike McEneney. Mike's Wife, Cathie is home from Hospital and getting along without Supplemental Oxygen. While she is weak, she is breathing well while using a Nebulizer and taking other Medication. Cathie is getting better each day and Mike and their Family are very thankful for her recovery to this point. From Mike and the Family, Thank you all for your prayers and please keep them co ing. Thank you Mike. Thank you all. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JHQ: Arches is a learning and living experience



Published on Dec 6, 2018

The Arches is a learning and living experience for freshmen that provides an enriching introduction to college life at Manhattan College.

Arches students live in a community in Lee Hall and take one class together each semester of their freshman year that incorporates cultural excursions and service projects in New York City. Many former Arches students say the friendships they made through the program last well beyond graduation.

For more information about the Arches program, visit: https://manhattan.edu/arches

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[JR: About 3˝ video.]

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MOBIT: Vecchio, Alfred [MCxfaculty RIP] 2018-Dec-04



Alfred Del Vecchio, White Plains' longest serving mayor, dies at 95
by Richard Liebson, Rockland/Westchester Journal News
Published 4:00 p.m. ET Dec. 5, 2018 | Updated 4:01 p.m. ET Dec. 5, 2018

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WHITE PLAINS — Alfred Del Vecchio, who led White Plains through what at the time was the second-largest urban renewal program in the country and served as mayor for 18 years, died Tuesday morning. He was 95.

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A former engineering professor at Manhattan College and head of the Mechanical Engineering Department, Del Vecchio's desk at City Hall was usually buried under blueprints, technical papers and building designs.

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Vecchio, Alfred [MCxfaculty RIP]

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Good Morning All,

From Jasper Jottings, our prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Former Professor, Alfred Del Vecchio.Dr. Del Vecchio, an institution in Manhattan College Engineering, Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department and Mayor of White Plains, N.Y. for 18 years, was called home on December 4, 2018. Some of us remember Professor Del Vecchio well from our time at Manhattan. We pray for him, his Wife of 73 years, Clair, their 7 Children (one of their children predeceased him), 17 Grand Children and 9 Great Grand Children as the Famiky mourn the loss of their loved one. a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Sunday, December 9 at 10:00 AM, Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 920 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, N.Y. The Family have shared the following link for his Obituary and information on Visitation, December 8, 2018. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

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


Good Afternoon All,

Nancy Maksomski ' 98 asks for our prayers for two very good Friends.

First for Dr. Arthur O'Leary, a neighbor and very good Friend of Nancy' s Family. Fellow Jasper Dr. O'Leary was on our prayer list several months ago. He was called home  quietly in his sleep on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. Nancy tells us that unfortunately, that his Wife, Catherine, was in Hospital recovering from some stomach problems. We pray for the repose of his soul. We pray for his Wife of 64 years, Catherine and their Family as the Family mourn the loss of their loved one. Nancy further tells us that Dr. O'Leary had a wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed spending time with the Neighborhood Kids. When Nancy left for Manhattan College, he presented her with a stuffed toy RAM and told her to feed it one Jasper a day. He will be missed and Nancy will miss spending time with him. Dr. O'Leary was a United States Army Korean War Veteran who served in the 25th Division Medical Core, serving with distinction as a Battalion Surgeon and was awarded the Silver Star, the Bronze Star and Two Purple Hearts. An amazing feat for a Surgeon. Visitation will be Monday, December 10, 2018, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM, Millspaugh Funeral Home, Walden, N.Y. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated, Monday, December 10, 12:30 PM at Holy Name of Mary Church, Montgomery, N.Y. The Family have shared the Following Obituary Link

https://www.millspaughfuneralhome.com/ notices/Arthur-OLearyMD

From Nancy, we also pray for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Barbara L. Quadrini, of Marlborough, New Hampshire, Mother of Fellow Jasper Dr. Karen Quadrini PhD '98 BS. Mrs. Quadrini was called home on December 2, 2018. We pray for Mrs. Quadrini, her Husband of 62 years, Ted, their seven Children and Family as the Family mourn the loss of their loved one. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, December 10, 2018, at Saint Bernard's Church, Keene, New Hampshire. Visitation will be Sunday, December 9, 2018 at the Foley Funeral Home, Keene, New Hampshire. We pray that the Family find comfort in the certain knowledge that this good women is at peace in God's Eternal Embrace in the Kingdom of Heaven. The Famiky have shared the following Obituary Link.

https//www.dignitymemorial. com/obituaries/keene-nh/ barbara-quadrini-8079396

Thank you Nancy, Thank you all. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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ENDNOTE: Is Chicago the “murder capital of the world”?



More than 5,500 women came to Illinois to have an abortion last year amid growing restrictions in the Midwest

by Angie Leventis Lourgos Chicago Tribune

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Timna Axel poses for a portrait in her bedroom Nov. 28, 2018, at her home in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. Axel is a volunteer with Midwest Access Coalition, a nonprofit that hosts folks traveling to Illinois for abortions. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

One woman came to Chicago by bus from Indianapolis in mid-2017, pregnant but with medical complications that would have made labor and delivery potentially dangerous. Another woman traveled here from Wisconsin in March because she didn’t have the financial means or will to have a baby.

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Sadly, I guess that really does make Chicago the “murder capital of the world”?

It’s a suicidal death wish of humanity.


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