JASPER JOTTINGS Week 02  - 2019 Jan 13

Jasper Jottings - The achievement journal of my fellow Jaspers, the alumni of the Manhattan College



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POSITRACTION: Some didn't know about his acts until long after his death



Hollywood’s own Schindler: How the founder of Universal Pictures put everything on the line to save 300 German Jews from the Holocaust

Carl Laemmle founded Hollywood studios Universal Pictures in 20th century
He saved more than 300 German Jews from Nazi persecution in the late 1930s
By sponsoring them - agreeing to cover them financially - Jews could get US visa
He began by helping Jews from his home town of Laupheim in Germany
Soon Laemmle was helping Jews from Stuttgart, Bavaria, Berlin and Frankfurt

PUBLISHED: 05:51 EST, 2 January 2019 | UPDATED: 09:17 EST, 2 January 2019

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Hollywood blockbuster Schindler’s List – about the German businessman who saved 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust – is often listed as one of the greatest films of all time and it won pretty much every accolade available upon its release 25 years ago.

The film was distributed by Universal Pictures, one of Hollywood’s ‘Big Six’ studios and one of the world’s most influential entertainment companies.

However, few people are aware that the founder of Universal, a man named Carl Laemmle, had a ‘Schindler’s List’ of his own, and saved more than 300 German Jews from Nazi persecution in the late 1930s.

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Some of the noblest acts of charity are those done in secret.

I read the article and was particularly struck by his telegram to FDR asking for asylum for 800. 

A contrast between an evil FDR and the heroic movie mogul.

So sad, more could not have been done.

Reflecting on today’s “immigration” problem, it’s the welfare state’s inability to adapt.  Where are today’s “affidavit of support” requirements?

It’s human tragedy.

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JFOUND: Fontas, George [MC2002] Founder of Fontas Advisors



George Fontas
CEO and Founder

As Founder of Fontas Advisors, George has earned a reputation as an innovative leader and trusted strategist, advising clients across the corporate, real estate, technology, and nonprofit sectors as they navigate the complexity of New York City and State. Highly skilled in both the politics and policies needed to drive ambitious outcomes, he is among the region’s most respected government affairs advisors, having been named multiple times by City & State newspaper as one of New York’s most influential civic leaders.

George founded Fontas Advisors with a vision to build a firm that offers superior government affairs services and maintains a boutique culture, enabling a highly attentive approach and customized solutions for every engagement. With the ability to work seamlessly across jurisdictions in New York and New Jersey and diverse capabilities curated for today’s rapidly evolving public affairs environment, Fontas Advisors builds trusted, long-term partnerships with its clients.

With over 15 years in government affairs, George brings his diverse experience, political relationships, and legislative savvy to bear for every client. He has delivered success for more than 40 complex land use projects, including transformational developments and major rezonings throughout New York City. He has raised over $70 million in public sector funding for nonprofit organizations, while helping them establish strong relationships with elected officials. George has negotiated ambitious public policy initiatives and has represented tech disruptors, navigating regulatory hurdles to lay the groundwork for growth.

Prior to founding Fontas Advisors, George was Executive Vice President at Capalino & Company where, for eleven years, he led successful advocacy programs focused on political and legislative affairs, land use, and economic development. He began his career in New York City government, serving as Legislative and Communications Director to the former Chairman of the New York City Council Finance Committee. A veteran of more than a dozen political campaigns at the municipal, state, and federal level, George has been tremendously successful guiding political candidates to victory on Election Day.

George holds a B.A. in Government from Manhattan College and an M.A. in Government from St. John’s University. He is a graduate of CORO Leadership New York and is a frequent guest lecturer and speaker on the intersection of business and government. A native New Yorker, he lives in Brooklyn with his wife and three children.

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Fontas, George [MC????]

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Dear John,

             I believe that George is a member of  the Class of 2002.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Fontas, George [MC2002]

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COMMENT: Birdsong, Tiffany [MC2006] says "TY"


Tiffany Foy Birdsong commented on JFOUND: Birdsong, Tiffany [MC2006] psychology prof @ William & Mary

passion-and-personality-define-rbc-professor Passion and personality …

Thank you so much for sharing this article. I am a very proud member of the
Manhattan College class of 2006! Sincerely, Tiffany Foy Birdsong

[JR: Pleased to report it.]

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JNEWS: Trabold, Michael [MC????] VP @ HNTB Corp



Real Estate Weekly
Deals & Dealmakers
WHO’S NEWS: GPG gets new director, Fannie Mae names successor to board
by REW January 4, 2019

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Michael Trabold joined HNTB Corporation as a senior project manager and vice president in the New York transit/rail practice, based in the firm’s Empire State Building office.
He has more than 28 years of experience in transit design, construction management and tunneling, including design-build projects, with transportation agencies in the New York City area and Washington, D.C.

Trabold’s background includes work on many key infrastructure
projects, including New York City Transit’s enhanced station initiative.
and serving as project manager for the Second Avenue subway line

He also has served as lead structural engineer on multiple design
packages for the Gateway Tunnel project, project engineer for the Dey
Street Tunnel project, which is a design-build contract that became part

NYCT’s Fulton Street Station complex, and project engineer for a
Metro North Railroad facility at Grand Central Station as well as NYCT
entrances at the Times Square station.

Trabold graduated from Manhattan College with a master’s degree in
structural and geotechnical engineering and a bachelor’s in civil

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Trabold, Michael [MC????]

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JFACEBOOK: Artiles, Tania [MC2003] Married 2002



Artiles, Tania [MC2003]

2019 01Jan 06 Artiles Tania  MC2003

Studied School Guidance Counseling at Manhattan College
Studied Fianance at Manhattan College
Lives in New Rochelle, New York
From Monte Cristi, Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic
Married 2002

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JLINKEDIN: McDermott, Susan [MC2018] Sales Rep at Sungrade Solar



McDermott, Susan [MC2018]
Sales Representative at Sungrade Solar
Orange County, California Area

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JFOUND: Farley, Nancy [MC2010] to wed July 13, 2019



Nancy & Tim
July 13, 2019 • Bronx, NY
188 days to go!

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Dear John,

I believe that Nancy is a member of the Class of 2010. I do not find anything in my 'stuff' for Tim.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Farley, Nancy [MC2010]

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JOBIT: La Blanc, Robert E. [MC1956 RIP] 2019-Jan-05



Robert LaBlanc

La Blanc, Robert E. of Manhattan, died peacefully at home on Saturday January 5th, at age 84.

"Big Bob" was truly a giant presence. He earned great success and respect in business yet was proudest of his work with scholarship funds for high school and college students through foundations set up in his daughter's memory

Bob was born and raised in Forest Hills, attended LaSalle Military Academy in Oakdale, and graduated from Manhattan College with a BS in Electrical Engineering. Manhattan College remained important in his life as he served for many years as a trustee, eventually being granted an honorary doctorate. Bob served in the Air Force in Newfoundland. He received an MBA from NYU. Bob is survived by Betty, his wife of 56 years, and four children, Elizabeth, Robert Jr, Paul and Michelle and seven grandchildren. He was predeceased by his daughter, Jeannie.

Bob spent his career in communications and finance, starting at Bell Labs, becoming a partner at Salomon Brothers, then Vice-President of Continental Telephone, before founding his own telecommunications consulting firm, Robert E. La Blanc Associates. He served as a Director of many public companies and philanthropic organizations such as the Scholarship Fund for Inner City Children and Ronald McDonald House.

Bob loved music and singing in choirs. He was a voracious reader and had a particular interest in Civil War and WWII history.

Even in the midst of debilitating illness, he was still Bob – smiling and singing and asking what he could do for you. He was, above all, the greatest husband, father, grandfather and friend anyone could be lucky enough to have.

The wake will be held at Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel at 1076 Madison Ave 980 Park Ave. at 10 AM on Wednesday.


La Blanc, Robert E. [MC1956 RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Good Evening All,

Lou Calvelli shared the sad news of the Passing of Fellow Jasper and Manhattan College Member Emeritus of the Board of Trustees, Robert E. LaBlanc. Bob was called home on January 5, 2019. On October 9, 2018, we were asked for our prayers for this good man as he was struggling with Parkinson's Disease. As he enters the Kingdom of Heaven and is at peace in God's Eternal Embrace we pray for the repose of his soul. We pray for his Wife, Elizabeth, their Children, Elizabeth, Robert, Jean-Marie (deceased), Paul, Michelle and their Family as the Family mourn the loss of their loved one. Bob as a Member of the Board of Trustees, served with dedication and a strong commitment. He was a proud Jasper, a great Friend and ardent supporter of Manhattan College. Some of us knew Bob from his time on the Board of Trustees. We remember him for his pleasant smile and his willingness to listen. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Visitation will be as follows:

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel
1076 Madison Avenue (at 81st Street)
New York, N.Y.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated on:

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Saint Ignatius Loyola Church
980 Park Avenue (at 84th Street)
New York, N. Y.

God Speed Bob. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JOBIT: Flynn, John J. [MC1956 RIP] 2019-Jan-05



John J. Flynn 1935 - 2019 Obituary

Commander John J. Flynn, age 83, of Newport and Coronado, California died Saturday, January 5, 2019, at St. Clare Home in Newport with his wife and niece by his side.

Born in Newport, October 15, 1935, to the late John J. Flynn and the late Dorothy E. Fleming. He was the husband of Commander Mary Taylor Flynn, Nurse Corps, USN (ret). In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his beloved brother, Lieutenant General William S. Flynn, USA (ret).
Known in Newport as Jay, he graduated from De LaSalle Academy in 1952 and graduated from Manhattan College in 1956. After completing Navy Officer Candidate School, he was commissioned an Ensign in the Navy. After a stint aboard the USS Abbott he attended the Submarine School in New London, Connecticut and served in three submarines while in the Submarine Service.

He later served in the amphibious forces and was executive officer of USS Denver and Commanding Officer of the USS Mobile. During the 1975 evacuation of Saigon, Vietnam a journalist from the New York Times who with 32 other newsmen evacuated to the Mobile, said of the captain of Mobile "Cmdr. J. Flynn of Newport, RI had a lean jaw, steel blue eyes and a quiet confidence and the Mobile was well prepared to do its unlikely job of picking up Vietnamese refugees."

His final tour of duty was at the Pentagon and he retired in 1976. During his career he was awarded the Bronze Star with combat "V", the Combat action and Navy Unit Commendation ribbons plus other service and campaign medals. After retirement, he was employed by several companies in positions of Naval analysis. He ended his bachelorhood in 1979 when he and Mary married. He happily accompanied her on assignments to Naples, Italy, San Diego, California and Washington, DC. Upon her retirement they spent the summer in Newport and the winter in Coronado. He called it the best "set up ever".

Jay loved the water. He was an accomplished sailor be it under a sail or with a good engine powering him along. He was a long time member of the New York Yacht Club and the Coronado Yacht Club. A nephew said of him "Jay was a larger-than-life guy - possessed of a keen intellect, a boisterous sense of humor, 1000-watt smile, a booming laugh, and if he couldn't remember your name it was 'Hey, Pal!'

He is survived by his wife, Mary; sister-in-law, Lynn Egan Flynn; five adoring nieces: Erin E. Flynn of Newport, Chyleene Flynn O'Connor and husband Jack of Middletown, Keely Flynn Connery and husband Paul of West Hartford, CT; Deirdre Flynn Shope and husband Tim of Pittsburgh, PA and Tara M. Flynn of Middletown. Also, Mary's sisters; Nancy Taylor Dudley and her husband Edwin of Jonesboro, Arkansas and Sarah Taylor Nichols and her husband Randy of Isola, Mississippi. He leaves many younger nieces and nephews and a host of friends across the country.

He has left on his final patrol.

Calling hours will be held Friday, January 11, 2019 from 4-7 pm in the O'Neill-Hayes Funeral Home, 465 Spring Street, Newport. A Memorial Mass will be held in the Spring.

For online condolences, please visit www.oneillhayes.com.
Published in Newport Daily News from Jan. 7 to Jan. 9, 2019


Flynn, John J. [MC1956 RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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JOBIT: Finnerty, Frank [MC1954] 2019-Jan-03


Dear John,

             Below is an obituary for Frank Finnerty Esq from the
Class of 1954. Frank was a good friend and a well respected attorney. He served
for may years as Chief Counsel for the Grievance Committee for the Tenth
Judicial District which overseas the Conduct of Attorney's in Nassau and
Suffolk Counties.

            May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Finnerty, Frank [MC1954]

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Obituary of Frank Finnerty

Finnerty, Frank A. Esq. – on Jan. 3, 2019, age 86, of Bayville, NY.

Beloved husband of Alice. Loving father of Nancy Killeen (William), and Matthew (Victoria). Cherished grandfather of Caitlin Killeen, Billy Killeen, Brendan Killeen, Luke, and Beau. Dear brother of Barbara McCarthy (the late Arthur), Edward (Pat), Patricia Browne (Thomas), Stephen (Carol), Jane Browne (Desmond) and the late Donald (Geraldine). Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visiting Oyster Bay Funeral Home, 261 South St., Oyster Bay, NY, Sunday 4-8 p.m. Funeral Mass St. Gertrude RC Church, Bayville, NY Monday 10:00 a.m. Interment Locust Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 532 Broadhollow Road, Suite 118, Melville, NY 11747 would be appreciated. www.oysterbayfuneralhome.com

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) calls attention to Gold Star Mothers Emogene Cupp’s Birthday


Good Evening All,

This is a special prayer request and a beautiful story that began with a terrible loss by a grieving Mother after the death of her Son in Vietnam. It is a short story that I know you will all want to read and perhaps reach out to Mrs. Emogene Cupp, American Gold Star Mothers. You will see the details as you read just a little further. A side story that is also inspiring and beautiful in itself, is that of " A Band Of Brothers " (and Duster Buddies) NDQSA, and what they have done. This was brought to my attention by a good Friend, Al Hansen ( a Duster Buddy ), Member of the Retreat Team and Prayer Group. I had heard of American Gold Star Mothers but was not aware of who and what they were. Please google them when you have a moment.

I will be sending Mrs. Cupp, a Birthday Card, she has honored all Veterans. Please read the following.

Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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From: alhansen
Subject: Fwd: Gold Star Mothers Birthday


Joe and my DUSTER BUDDIES have been very supportive of Gold Star Mothers over the years. As a result of a Gold Star Mother mentioning to Joe that she and other Gold Star Mothers had often talked about visiting areas in Viet Nam where their sons had fought.

As a result, NDQSA, our band of brothers, set up and funded a program that facilitated quite a number of Gold Star Mother trips to Viet Nam -  I believe seven. NDQSA created a program funded by our membership that covered all transportation, lodging and meals for any  Gold Star Mother and a companion who expressed an interest in going. Members of our association and their wives, at their own expense, also volunteered to escort our guest Gold Star Mothers.

Over the last few years OUR MOTHERS, due to advanced age, have difficulty in traveling. Never the less, they are still in our hearts.

Please help us out by saluting Mother Emogene Cupp's 99th Birthday!

We would appreciate if you would be so kind as to send Mother Imogene a card, as well as pass this message on.

Joe, Our Brothers and I thank you,


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From: Joseph Belardo
Subject: Gold Star Mothers Emogene Cupp’s Birthday

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I am asking all of you for a Giant Favor.

An American Gold Star Mother and a very personal friend of mine
and all veterans will be celebrating her 99th birthday on January 20th.

Please mail her a birthday card.

Emogene Cupp is the oldest past president of the American Gold Star Mothers. She was the Gold Star Mother who appeared before congress and persuaded them to approve and pass the bill for the construction of the Vietnam Memorial WALL. Her son, Cpl. Robert W. Cupp, was killed by a booby trap in Vietnam. He was laid to rest on his 21st birthday, June 17, in his family’s plot in Alexandria, Va. Her Daughter Sue sent me the following email.

Mom will turn 99 years old on January 20th and due to her failing health, I do not plan to give her a birthday party. I thought I would give her a “Card Party”.  She loves to receive cards and I know it would make her happy to receive a birthday card from all of you. Please feel free to pass this info to anyone you think would like to help her celebrate her 99th birthday by sending her a birthday card.
Please mail her a birthday card to:
Ms. Emogene Cupp
216 Lynn Drive
Stephens City, VA 22655

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JOBIT: Curzon, Edward J. [MC1951 RIP] 2019-Dec-15



Edward J. Curzon
July 17, 1927 - December 15, 2018

Edward J. Curzon, 91, of Sycamore died peacefully in his home on Saturday, 
December 15, 2018 surrounded by family and friends. He is now reunited
in Heaven with the love of his life, Mary A. Curzon, who preceded Ed in
death in January 2016.

Ed (“Papa”) was an only child born in the Bronx, New York on July
17, 1927 to Edward A. Curzon and Amelia Schirmer-Curzon. He spent his
formative years in New York before being drafted into the US Army in
1945. Ed trained at Ft. McClellan and served in Europe, and was the
proud recipient of two service medals upon his honorable discharge in
April 1947.
Ed returned from military service and graduated from Manhattan College in the Bronx in 1951 with a degree in Business Administration. Always the life learner, he would in 1972 further his education by receiving a Masters in Business Administration from Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, IL. Ed married his grade school classmate, Mary Sheehan (“Nana”) on September 20, 1952 (they were engaged on Easter Sunday, 1951). Ed was a loving and caring husband and father to 11 children (affectionately known as “Pop of 11”), and he worked tirelessly to provide for all. He began his professional career with Anaconda Wire and Cable in New York, and he was subsequently transferred to Muskegon, Mi and Anderson, In. In 1963, Ed was transferred to Sycamore. He worked for Anaconda for nearly 30 years. Ed finished his professional career at Northern Illinois University, working in the Masters of Business Administration program.
Ed is survived by daughters Donna Curzon of Sycamore, IL, Kathleen Curzon Barrett (John Barrett) of Oak Park, IL, Margaret Curzon Hanna (Professor Nessim Hanna) of San Quentin, CA, Mary Ellen Curzon-Price (Gary) of West Harrison, NY; and sons, Edward Curzon (Karen) of Santa Rosa, CA, William Curzon (Sheila) of Lyons, KS, John Curzon (Tamara) of San Quentin, CA, Joseph Curzon (Tanya) of Reno, NV, Thomas Curzon (Lee) of Petaluma, CA, James Curzon (Lisa) of Portland, OR, and Daniel Curzon (Jolene) of South Elgin, IL. Grandchildren, Julia, Dominic, Ellen, Bill, Ian Nicholas, Ryan, Brandon, Brenna, Brett, Margaret, Eddie, Michael, Andrew, Megan, Alex, Ian Patrick, Elise, Greg, Ryan, Sean, Patrick, Madeline, Spencer, Nicholas, McKenna, Morgan, Joey and Jake. Great grandchildren John, Joy, Mason, Ella Rose, Isaac, Roslyn, Will, Ben, Brooklyn, Bradley and Zayden. In addition, Ed is survived by 5 nieces and 3 nephews all from New Jersey, Regina Sheehan Plesniarski (John), Mary Sheehan Pascarella (Phil), John Sheehan, Catherine Sheehan, William Sheehan, Cookie Sheehan Dillon (Bruce), Bernadette Sheehan and Billy Sheehan.
Ed was a member of St. Mary’s church for the last 56 years, a proud member of the Knights of Columbus, and, part of the greatest generation and WWII veteran.
His visitation will be on Friday, January 4, 2019 from 4:00-8:00 PM  at the Butala Funeral Home and Crematory in Sycamore.  
His funeral mass will be on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 10:00 AM at the Church of St. Mary, 244 Waterman St., Sycamore, IL. with Rev. Carl Beekman officiating.  Burial will be at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Wrapped in Love, which will go 100% to St. Mary’s elementary school library in care of the Butala Funeral Home and Crematory, 1405 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL. 60178.  To sign the online guest book or write a special memory, go to www.ButalaFuneralHomes.com or call 815-895-2833.


Curzon, Edward J. [MC1951 RIP]

Guestbook: https://www.legacy.com/funeral-homes/obituaries/name/e

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JOBIT: Covino, Richard S. [MC1949 RIP] 2019-Jan-07


Richard S.Covino


Richard Silvester Covino, 93 of Loudonville, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 7, 2019, in the comfort of his home with his wife and daughter by his side.

Born in the Bronx on January 21, 1925, he was the son of the late Mose Covino and Angelina Perrotta Covino. He was last living sibling of eight children and is survived by his wife Mary Covino; and his daughter Julia Covino, along with many wonderful nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews. Richard graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School in 1942. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in January 1944 and served until June of 1946. He was awarded the American Theatre Medal and the Victory Medal for his service.

Richard went on to graduate from Manhattan College in 1949 with a bachelor in electrical engineering. After his graduation from Manhattan College, he began his long career with Lord Electric Company, one of the largest electrical contracting companies in the U.S. In 1969, after it was acquired by Lord Electric, Richard became the president of E.G. May, Inc., an electrical contracting company located in Albany. From 1980 through 1985 he became executive vice president of Lord Electric and in 1986 he was promoted to president of Lord Electric.

Upon his retirement, he continued to enjoy horse racing, taking vacations with his wife and friends, and was active with St. Puis X's Pastoral Care, transporting parishioners to their doctor appointments.

Visitation will be held at St. Puis X Church, Loudonville, on Friday, January 11, from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 12, in St. Puis X Church, Loudonville. Interment will be in St. John The Baptist Cemetery, Valatie. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Richard's name to the Society for the Propagation of Faith (propagationarchny.org), Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers (maryknollsociety.org), or Unbound (unbound.org). Condolence book at bowenandparkerbros.com.

Bowen & Parker Bros Funeral Home 97 Old Loudon Rd Latham, NY 12110 (518) 273-4162
Published in Albany Times Union on Jan. 10, 2019


Covino, Richard S. [MC1949 RIP]

Guestbook: https://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/timesunion-albany/r

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JOBIT: Petti, Vincent J. Jr. [MC1958 RIP] 2019-Jan-05


Dear John,

               Below is the Obituary for Vincent Petti of the Class of 1958. Vinny was a good friend of my brother Ed, and growing up, spent time at our house. He was a well respected CPA and will be missed by many.

                May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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Vincent J. Petti Jr.

Yonkers - It is with a heavy heart that our family is announcing that Vincent J. Petti, Jr passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 5, 2019.

Vince was born in the Bronx, New York February 13, 1937 to Vincent Sr and Yolanda (Dolly Farenga) Petti.

He married Joan T. Thompson in 1962 and together were blessed with three children who all survive him and are faced with living without their amazing Dad to be there for his guidance, advice, humor and to steady their ships: Vincent James, III, Lisa Ann and her husband, Danny, Michael Sean, his wife Cathy and their beautiful daughter and Vince's only grandchild, Hope Elizabeth and of course, his beloved Poodle, Sammy.

Vince is also survived by his sister-in-law Cindy Petti (Louie), brother Edward C. Petti, Sr. (Rosemary).

He was preceded in death by his parents Vincent and Dolly Petti as well as his youngest brother, best friend, confident and fellow fighter, Louie Petti.

Visiting hours Friday, January 11, 2019, 2 - 4 & 7 - 9pm, Hodder Farenga Funeral Home, 899 McLean Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10704. Mass of Christian Burial, Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 10:45 am St. Barnabas Church. Interment will follow in Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, NY

Published in the The Journal News on Jan. 9, 2019


Petti, Vincent J. Jr. [MC1958 RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Good Evening All,

I was just able to access this request as I was not aware that my AOL Account was neither receiving nor sending since Wednesday. AOL Just got it back up. Please accept my apologies. Our prayers are requested by Mike McEneney for Fellow Jasper and good friend of Ed McEneney, Vincent J. Petti Sr. '58 BBA. Vince was called home unexpectedly on January 5, 2019. We pray for Vince, his Wife, Joan, their Children, Vincent James, Lisa Ann, Michael Sean and their Families as the Family mourn the loss of their loved one. Vince, a good friend of Ed McEneney, growing up, spent fun times at the McEneneys in Woodlawn. He will be missed by many. The Family have shared the following Obituary. Visitation was this evening in Yonkers, N.Y. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated tomorrow, Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 10:45 AM at St. Barnabas Church. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JHQ: Engineering Alumni Gathering 1/31/19


School of Engineering Alumni Gathering 2019 Jan 31
Thu 6 PM Manhattan College Bronx, New York

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JFOUND: Denis G. Maloney, Denis G. [MC1974] Principal @ Fish & Richardson



Denis G. Maloney
Boston, MA

Denis Maloney is a Principal in the Boston office of Fish & Richardson.

His practice concentrates on high technology intellectual property with special emphasis on computer technology, networks, and software. It also includes appeals, including Federal Circuit appeals, opinions, licensing, and transactions.  Mr. Maloney provides counseling to start ups and as well as established companies to assist in asset identification and strategic prosecution and counsels clients on the impacts of the America Invents Act of 2011. Mr. Maloney specializes in providing IP guidance to entities seeking to upgrade existing in-house patent programs along with practical advice on avoiding pitfalls in such programs.  Mr. Maloney assists clients in sale/purchase of patent portfolios.

Mr. Maloney’s prior legal experience included five years as Patent Law Group Manager for Digital Equipment Corporation and eleven years at Raytheon Company as Supervisory Patent Attorney. His prior technical experience included seven years as a Senior Digital Systems Design Engineer at Norden Systems.
J.D., New York Law School 1979
B.E., Manhattan College 1974
Electrical Engineering cum laude, Eta Kappa Nu

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JFOUND: Coggio, Brian D. [MC1971] Of Counsel @ Fish & Richardson



Brian D. Coggio
Of Counsel
New York, NY

Mr. Coggio is Of Counsel to the New York office of Fish & Richardson.

He has extensive law firm experience as a senior trial attorney and counselor and has litigated disputes across a wide range of technologies with a particular focus in chemical, pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotechnology. He has also been involved in cases before the International Trade Commission and in various foreign countries including Germany, Great Britain, Switzerland, Italy, and the Netherlands. In addition, Mr. Coggio has also represented clients in numerous cases under the Hatch-Waxman Act and has written and lectured extensively on this and related topics in this country, Europe, Canada and Japan. He is presently an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School and before that, at New York Law school, where he teaches a course in patent litigation.

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JFOUND: Smith, Larry [MC1988] Allstate Insurance Agent



Allstate Insurance Agent Larry Smith, Staten Island, NY

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Smith, Larry [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Larry is a member of the Class of 1988.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Smith, Larry [MC1988]

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ENDNOTE: "HOW NOT TO DIE" before your time



HOW NOT TO DIE, an instant New York Times Best Seller
Michael Greger, M.D.

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The vast majority of premature deaths can be prevented through simple changes in diet and lifestyle. In How Not to Die, Dr. Michael Greger, the internationally-recognized lecturer, physician, and founder of NutritionFacts.org, examines the fifteen top causes of death in America—heart disease, various cancers, diabetes, Parkinson’s, high blood pressure, and more—and explains how nutritional and lifestyle interventions can sometimes trump prescription pills and other pharmaceutical and surgical approaches, freeing us to live healthier lives.

The simple truth is that most doctors are good at treating acute illnesses but bad at preventing chronic disease. The 15 leading causes of death claim the lives of 1.6 million Americans annually. This doesn’t have to be the case. By following Dr. Greger’s advice, all of it backed up by peer-reviewed scientific evidence, you will learn which foods to eat and which lifestyle changes to make to live longer.

History of prostate cancer in your family? Put down that glass of milk and add flaxseed to your diet. Have high blood pressure? Hibiscus tea can work better than a leading hypertensive drug—and without the side effects. What about liver disease? Drinking coffee can reduce liver inflammation. Battling breast cancer? Consuming soy is associated with prolonged survival. Worried about heart disease (our #1 killer)? Switch to a whole-food, plant-based diet, which has been repeatedly shown not just to help prevent the disease, but arrest and even reverse it.

In addition to showing what to eat to help prevent the top 15 causes of death, How Not to Die includes Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen—a checklist of the foods we should try to consume every day. Full of practical, actionable advice and surprising, cutting-edge nutritional science, these doctor’s orders are just what we need to live longer, healthier lives.

And now you can order the new How Not to Die cookbook with over 120 Daily Dozen focused recipes!

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I’ve been following this doctor for a while and while it’s hard to change what one eats, I’m starting to “turn the Titanic”.  I figure I have to live to 132 to steal back my “social security” money that was stolen from me — ignoring the time value of money. It’s hard to argue with his concept of “evidence based medicine” or the Hippocrates quote “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”

To misquote Patrick Henry: “I know not what course other men may take” … … but I’l trying this one.

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