JASPER JOTTINGS Week 09 - 2019 Mar 03  

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



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POSITRACTION: Overlooked in error


[JR: Sorry, must have overlooked doing one this week.  I’ll try to do better in the future.]

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JLINKEDIN: Muhamed, Muhamed [MC2017] Asst Supt @ Turner Construction



Muhamed, Muhamed [MC2017]
Assistant Superintendent at Turner Construction Company
Greater New York City Area

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JNEWS: O'Connor, John Edward Jr. (MC1974) Sr Prog Mgr @ Oasis Systems


Congratulate John E. for starting a new position as Senior Program Manager at Oasis Systems Inc.

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O'Connor, John Edward Jr. (MC1974)
Senior Program Manager at Oasis Systems Inc.
Montgomery, Alabama

General Management / Senior Executive
Strategic Planning / Project Management / Senior Organizational Leadership

Profile: Successful military career in middle to senior leadership and management positions in defense systems acquisition and testing, including command control systems, space and missile systems, and information technology. Strong team building and staff development skills.

Specialties: Air Force, Army, Budget planning, Concept development, Consulting, Content management, contract management, cost control, Executive management, Financial, Government, Information systems, Procurement, Proposal writing, Technical support

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JNEWS: Walker, Melissa [MC2009] VP Emp Benefits @ Newtek Insurance Brokerage


Congratulate Melissa for starting a new position as Vice President of Employee Benefits at Newtek Business Services Corp. (NASDAQ: NEWT)


Walker, Melissa [MC2009]
Vice President of Employee Benefits at Newtek Insurance Brokerage Solutions
Greater New York City Area

Accomplished Employee Benefits executive with a proven track record for driving revenue and growth. Concentrated on implementing creative benefit solutions and customer retention. Able to thrive in a demanding work environment by consistently exceeding expectations for clients on a national level. Deep understanding of the ACA and how it impacts insurance needs and decision making. Effectively audit companies to ensure compliance with applicable government agencies. Known for turning a complicated industry into simplicity for the everyday consumer.

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JFOUND: Hutzler, Alexandra “Ally” (MC2018) Writer @ Newsweek's politics team



Hutzler, Alexandra “Ally” (MC2018)
Twitter https://twitter.com/AllyHutzler

Alexandra Hutzler is currently a staff writer on Newsweek's politics team. Prior to joining Newsweek in summer 2018, she was a crime and politics reporter for The Riverdale Press in the Bronx. She graduated from Manhattan College in 2018.

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MFOUND: Nancy & Tim to wed — anyone id them?



Nancy & Tim
July 13, 2019 • Bronx, NY


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Nancy Farley & Tim Ganas

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


Good Afternoon All,

I have just heard from Ed McEneney and our prayers are needed for Cathie McEneney, Mike McEneney's Wife. Cathie was taken last night to the ER at St. John's Riverside Hospital, Yonkers, NY. This morning Cathie was in Surgery to remove a bloodclot from her leg. She is now in ICU. Please raise the volume for Cathie as we pray for a complete recovery, no further Surgery and a quick and complete recovery free of complication. We pray for this good woman who never complains, always has a smile and a good word when you meet her. Please keep Cathie and Mike in your prayers. They thank you for your prayers and kind thoughts. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JLINKEDIN: Milza, Paul [MC1985] Bridge Inspection Team Leader @ HNTB



Milza, Paul [MC1985]
Bridge Inspection Team Leader at HNTB
Greater New York City Area

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JUPDATE: Cullen, Sean [MC1998] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


JNEWS: Cullen, Sean [MC1998] Lead @ RED Mortgage Capital


Red Mortgage Capital Adds Lending Office in New York
Hires Sean Cullen and Ronnie Gyani to Lead New York Affordable Originations Office
February 19, 2019 12:58 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Dear John,

                     I do not find anything in my 'stuff' Sean.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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Dear John,

Again, upon further research I find that Sean received his Masters in 1998.

Again, sorry for missing this the first time.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.  You don't see ALL the blunders I make; just the ones that leak out. Laugh!]

Cullen, Sean [MC1998]

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JEMAIL: Healey, John J. [MC1962] id-ed by Lehr, Valentine A. (MC1962) confirms


Dear John:

Good morning!

Dr. John J. Healey was a fellow classmate of the Class of 1962 and was correctly identified as a BCE grad.  John is both extremely intelligent and a genuinely nice person.

Best regards,
Val Lehr  ‘62

Valentine A. Lehr P.E., LEED AP
1350 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019

170 Old Country Road
Mineola, New York  11501

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Lehr, Valentine A. (MC1962)

Healey, John J. [MC1962]

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JFOUND: Capozzi, Daniel J. [MC1953 RIP] sermon archive



By Joe Capozzi. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio streamed directly from their servers.

This will be a collection of messages taught by Joe Capozzi who passed away in 2014. Joseph Charles Capozzi, 63, of Hanover, passed away on Saturday, July 12, at his home after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

He was born in Manhattan to Joseph A. and Anna and raised in the Bronx, New York. Joe graduated from Mount St. Michaels Academy High School and received his Bachelors degree in business administration in 1973 from Manhattan College, the same year he married his loving wife Ellen. They lived in Hanover for the last twenty years.

Joe worked the majority of his life as a V.P. of Sales and Marketing for major banks on the East Coast but later in life found his true calling of preaching and teaching the Word of God. He most enjoyed the time he was able to fellowship with family and friends.

Joe is survived by his wife of forty years Ellen, his mother Anna, his sister Terri Keenan and his children Michael, David and his wife Jen, James and his wife Lauren and Timothy. He leaves three grandchildren, Annabelle, Oliver and Myles.

There was a memorial service to honor Joe's life and legacy on Saturday, July 19, at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Weymouth, 40 West St. in Weymouth. Joe requested that this be a service in which, first and foremost God be lifted high.

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JFOUND: Nicolosi, Dianne [MC1995] Researcher/Analyst @ Columbus Circle Investors



Ms.  Dianne Nicolosi

Ms. Nicolosi joined Columbus Circle Investors in March, 1993. Prior to this, she had worked as a Equity Research Assistant for Morgan Stanley Inc. Ms. Nicolosi received her M.B.A. from Manhattan College and B.B.A. from Iona College.

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Nicolosi, Dianne [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Dianne received her Masters in 1995.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Nicolosi, Dianne [MC1995]

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JOBIT: Racek, Thomas Peter [MC1951 RIP] 2019-Feb-22



Thomas Peter Racek
October 1, 1927 - February 22, 2019
New Jersey

Thomas was born on October 1, 1927 and passed away on Friday, February 22, 2019.

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

He was a graduate of Roosevelt High School in Yonkers, then attended Manhattan College, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting.

He also served in the U.S. Army towards the end of World War II, earning the rank of Staff Sergeant.

A private family memorial gathering will be planned. Interment will be at Homewood Cemetery in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, alongside the “love of his life", his wife Millie.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association , an organization dedicated to battling dementia related conditions, at alz.org.


Racek, Thomas Peter [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.tributes.com/condolences/leave_memory/10687340

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Dear John,

I believe that Thomas is a member of the Class of 1951.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Racek, Thomas Peter [MC1951 RIP]

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JNEWS: Bishop, Nick [MC????] VP EHS @ Skanska USA



Skanska USA names new vice president
February 25, 2019

New York-based Skanska USA has promoted Nick Bishop to vice president of environmental, health and safety (EHS) for its Southeast civil operations. He will be based out of the Virginia Beach office.

Bishop has 28 years of experience in the construction industry, including 12 years with Skanska. He most recently served as EHS director for Skanska’s civil operation at the national level. He was also the national coordinator for the integrated ISO14001/OHSAS 18001 Safety Health & Environmental Management System (SHEMS) for occupational health and safety management systems.

He has a bachelor of science degree in industrial management from Manhattan College in New York City.

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Bishop, Nick [MC????]

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JNEWS: Buffa, Vincent [MC1985] CEO @ HDT Global



HDT Global Announces Vincent Buffa as President & CEO
Feb 25, 2019, 08:00 ET

SOLON, Ohio, Feb. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- HDT Global (HDT), a leading provider of highly engineered solutions for extreme environments across military, public and private sectors, announced today the appointment of Vincent Buffa as the new President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Buffa brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership experience in US and international manufacturing of electrical and mechanical components, systems and finished goods for Aerospace, Defense, Commercial and Industrial markets. He replaces Frederick Strader, a current member of the HDT Board of Directors, who had served in the role on an interim basis.

Mr. Buffa is an accomplished executive with 33 years of related leadership experience. Before joining HDT, he was President and CEO of Data Device Corporation (DDC), a $250M electronics manufacturer of high-reliability data business, motion control and solid-state power controller products for aerospace, defense, commercial and industrial automation applications. During his seven-year tenure at DDC, Mr. Buffa successfully developed and executed a comprehensive organic growth strategy that included new technology development, quality system implementation to improve operational efficiencies, and sales and operational planning improvements.

Mr. Buffa also served as the President of Crane Energy Flow Solutions, a $400M global provider of specialty and custom valve products serving industrial, power, oil and gas markets, managing operations in Beijing, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Belgium and Canada.

Prior to his tenure at Crane, Mr. Buffa served as the President of Rexnord Industries Aerospace Group, a provider of highly specialized bearing, machined component and mechanical seal operations supplying large transport, regional, business and military aircraft OEMs, engine builders, gearbox suppliers and industrial customers. During his career, he also held leadership positions at Honeywell International, AlliedSignal and Harris Corporation. Mr. Buffa holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Manhattan College and an MBA from Hofstra University.

"Vince brings solid operational experience and a record of success. His broad range of skills, combined with his drive and passion for strategic growth, make him a perfect fit to take HDT to the next level," said Sam Bartlett, Managing Director at Charlesbank Capital Partners, an investor in HDT Global since 2014.

Added Josh Klevens, fellow Charlesbank Managing Director, "Vince has built a reputation for thoughtful leadership, intense customer focus and collaborative pursuit of excellence. We are delighted to have him on board."

"It is an honor to join HDT Global," said Mr. Buffa. "I admire the company's legacy and the dedication of the HDT team to our warfighters, and all of our customers. Together with my new HDT colleagues, we will meet the demanding needs of our customers while growing HDT for the future."

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Buffa, Vincent [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Vincent is a member of the Class of 1985.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Buffa, Vincent [MC1985]

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MOBIT: Power, Stephanie [MCmom RIP] 2019-Feb-22



Stephanie Power

Stephanie Power, beloved partner, mother and daughter, passed away peacefully on February 22, 2019 in her home in Fairfield, CT after a long struggle with breast cancer. She was 51.

Stephanie will be remembered for showing us all what it truly means to be a loving family member and friend. She approached every day with optimism, energy and enthusiasm no matter what circumstances life brought. Stephanie's life was devoted to her two sons, Blake and Cameron, her best friend and partner, John Peteshel, and her other family members and many, many friends.

A thoughtful and genuine person, Stephanie always remembered to celebrate others' finest moments and was there for them during their most difficult times. She loved to bring people together from all parts of her life, and she planned and orchestrated countless celebrations for family and friends.

Stephanie loved to travel and she enjoyed planning trips that brought her family to all corners of the globe, though her favorite place was Disney World. No sooner had she returned from one adventure than Stephanie began planning the next outing for her family. Whether it was driving her yellow Mustang, ballroom dancing, taking flying lessons, swimming with dolphins, riding a motorcycle, trapeze lessons with her boys, or regular get-togethers with her close girlfriends, Stephanie lived life to its fullest and reveled in sharing those adventures.

Born and raised in Bronxville, NY, Stephanie moved to Fairfield 20 years ago to raise her family. She earned her bachelor's degree from the College of Mount Saint Vincent and her master's from Fairfield University. Stephanie was a licensed marriage and family therapist, and the founder and co-owner of Key Therapy, LLC in Monroe, CT. She started her career as an elementary school teacher, and her love of people, entrepreneurial spirit and boundless energy led her to many places. She became a concierge and sales executive at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City and later started several businesses—organizing children's birthday parties, Play Tots and a nursery school based at the Easton Community Center. She was an active volunteer at her sons' schools. The common thread in her work and life was a desire to help and bring joy to other people, especially children.

In addition to her partner, John, and sons, Blake Maquat (Manhattan College sophomore) and Cameron Maquat (Hopkins School senior), of Fairfield, Stephanie is survived by her loving parents, Conrad and Michele Power, of Bronxville; her siblings, Suzanne Power-Morris and Timothy Power, also of Bronxville; brother-in-law, John Morris; her adoring Godson and nephew Connor Morris and niece June Power; former husband, Robert Maquat, of Easton, CT; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by paternal grandparents Blake and Mary Power and maternal grandparents Michael and Gertrude Florkowski.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. in the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road, in Fairfield Center. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10:45 a.m. in the Church of Saint Joseph, 15 Cedar Street, Bronxville, NY, with the interment to follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, in Hawthorne, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Make-A-Wish Foundation, Gift Processing, 1702 East Highland Ave., Suite 400 in Phoenix, AZ 85016. For travel directions or to sign her online guest register, please visit www.LeskoPolkeFuneralHome.com

Published in Connecticut Post on Feb. 25, 2019


Power, Stephanie [MCmom RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

[JR: The Manhattan College alumni community shares the grief, and is now praying for our fellow future alum and the family at this time. As CMSV alum, who may be know to Jaspers of her age, as well as a Mother to a Jasper, she was way too young to pass. Alma Mater has been informed. As well as the Jasper Jottings community that I personally can reach. We are all a little poorer now. "No man is an island, entire of itself ... any manʼs death diminishes me". We are sorry for your loss.]

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Good Evening All.

We pray for the repose of the soul loving Mother of Sons, Fellow Jasper Sophomore, Blake Maquat and Hopkins School, New Haven, Ct, Senior Cameron Maquat. Stephanie was called home too soon on February 22, 2019 after a long struggle with Breast Cancer. We pray for Stephanie, her Partner John, her parents and Sons, her Family and Friends as they mourn their loss. She will be missed by the many that knew her. This accomplished woman always had the good of others in her heart. She was 51 years old. Her Mass of Christian Burial celebrating her life was held last Wednesday at the Church of Saint Joseph in Bronxville, N.Y. Her Family shared the following Obituary. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JOBIT: Stapleton, Kevin J. [MC1970 RIP] 2019-Feb-25



Kevin J. Stapleton
February 25, 2019
Freehold, New Jersey

Kevin passed away on Monday, February 25, 2019.

Kevin was a resident of Freehold, New Jersey at the time of passing.

He received his Bachelors of Economics degree from Manhattan College, Riverdale, New York, and his Masters of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York.

Donations in his memory to the American Heart Association, 1 Union Street, Suite 301, Robbinsville, NJ 08691, Fulfill Food Bank (www.fulfillNJ.org/give) 3300 Highway 66, Neptune City, NJ 07753 or the Popcorn Park Zoo, 1 Humane Way, Forked River, NJ 08731 would be appreciated.


Stapleton, Kevin J. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.tributes.com/condolences/leave_memory/106880332

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Dear John,

I believe that Kevin is a member of the Class of 1970.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Stapleton, Kevin J. [MC1970 RIP]

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

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JHQ: Upcoming Alumni Events



Long Island St. Patrick's Day Alumni Luncheon
Thu 12 PM · The Inn at New Hyde Park · New Hyde Park, New York

2019 New York City St. Patrick's Day Breakfast and Parade
Sat 10 AM · Club Quarters Hotel Times Square · New York, New York

Bergen County Alumni Reception
Wed 6:30 PM · Ramsey Golf & Country Club · Ramsey, New Jersey

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JNEWS: Paniccia, Dominic [MC1995] CEO @ Integra Partners



NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Integra Partners today announced that Dominic Paniccia has been appointed its new CEO, effective March 31, 2019. Paniccia succeeds Andrew Saltoun, who will continue to serve as a senior advisor to the organization.

Dominic Paniccia has been appointed as CEO of Integra Partners

Paniccia joined Integra Partners in 2016, first serving as chief financial officer, and was appointed president in 2018, assuming the day-to-day activities of the organization. In the past year under his leadership, the company has seen significant growth and looks to continue upon that progress as it continues to expand its network. Among Paniccia's more recent achievements at Integra is the creation of a new customer-centric model which has improved operations and increased revenues.

Tom Croswell, president and CEO of Tufts Health Plan, and an Integra Partners board director, said:
"This is a great time in the history of Integra Partners. We are grateful to Andrew for bringing the company to where it is today, and we are looking forward to working with Dom and his team to continue upon the positive results and momentum they have achieved in the past year."

"I'm honored to be appointed to this position," said Paniccia. "Integra is growing, and we're focused on doing what we can to achieve our mission of reducing the friction in health care – making things easier for our clients, which includes health plans and providers - as we manage these benefits."

Paniccia's career has spanned several industries, including financial services, information management and health care. Prior to joining Integra Partners, he held leadership positions at American Express, AIG and CB Insights. He earned his M.B.A from Fordham University and his B.S. from Manhattan College.

About Integra Partners

Since its founding in 2005, Integra Partners has been recognized as a thought leader on durable medical equipment and prosthetic and orthotic services. With headquarters in New York City and a second location in Michigan, Integra Partners has an unparalleled nationwide network that helps to meet the needs of more than 15 million patients. Integra Partners is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tufts Health Plan, which acquired Integra in 2015.

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Paniccia, Dominic [MC????]

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Dear John,

                 I believe that Dominic is a member of the Class of 1995.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Paniccia, Dominic [MC1995]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Ken's recuperation


Good Morning All,

Some good news regarding our Brother Ken Kelly. I heard from Madeline and Jim Brown yesterday, Wednesday. Madeline shared that Ken is in good spirits and as Jim says, anxious to get back to his dynamic old self. Ken is now at the Care One Facility in Oradell, N.J. He should be there for about one month as he is in training with his new leg. With what Ken has been through, this is impressive. He would welcome visits and Calls. Ken's Phone Number is: (201) 967 - 0002. Ken, Madeline and their Family thank you for your prayers. Please keep the volume up for Ken's continued recuperation and for Madeline and their Family. Thank you Madeline and Jim. Thank you all. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JOBIT: Werben, Alfred Gerard [MC1953 RIP] 2019-Feb-27



Alfred Gerard Werben

Alfred Gerard Werben, 86, of Greenwich, CT, died on February 27, 2019. After graduating from Manhattan College, he served in the US Navy. In 1958, he joined Young & Rubicam advertising as a Traffic Coordinator and two years later became a Copywriter. Al saw service as a Creative Executive with Y&R in Germany, Mexico and Venezuela, retiring in 1998. He is survived by his wife Judith Wight Werben, his daughter Diana Mosher, and his grandsons Eric and Glen Mosher. There will be a Requiem Mass at St. Paul's Church, 84 Sherwood Avenue, Greenwich, CT,06831, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2019.
Published in GreenwichTime on Feb. 28, 2019


Werben, Alfred Gerard [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

              I believe that Alfred is a member of that great Class of 1953.

                    May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Werben, Alfred Gerard [MC1953 RIP]

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JHQ: Reunion Weekend 2019 5/31-6/2



Celebrating the classes ending in 4 and 9! All Jaspers are welcome!

Reunion is the perfect time to reconnect with your alma mater, friends and classmates. Relive cherished memories--and make a few new ones. Get the reunion buzz going by using #mcrw19

We invite you to join us for Reunion Weekend 2019 to celebrate your time at Manhattan College. An exciting lineup of events has been organized for you, your family and fellow Jaspers:

Reunion Check-In
2 – 8 p.m.
Main Entrance
Let us know you've arrived and grab your name tag.

Residence Hall Check-In
2 – 8 p.m.
Lee Hall
Get settled for your weekend stay.

Jaspers Tavern
2 – 8 p.m.
Café 1853, Thomas Hall
Kick back and relax with fellow Jaspers before the night’s events get started.

Campus Tour
3 – 4 p.m.
Main Entrance
Many changes have been made to the campus since your graduation, and we encourage you to see the College's transformation for yourself!

Golden Jaspers Cruise
6:30 – 11 p.m.
Royal Princess, Pier 81 at 42nd Street & West Side Highway
The class of 1969 and Jaspers of prior years set sail on the New York Harbor for a fun-filled evening of dinner, drinks and dancing! Buses depart from main entrance at 4:30 p.m.

Silver Jaspers Reception
7 – 11 p.m.
Raymond W. Kelly '63 Student Commons
Members of the class of 1994 are invited back to campus to celebrate their 25th anniversary with classmates and friends at a special anniversary dinner reception and medal ceremony.

Young Alumni Spring Kickoff
7 – 11 p.m.
Raymond W. Kelly '63 Student Commons
Relive a night on campus and toast to your time at Manhattan! The class of 2009 is invited to celebrate their 10th anniversary with classmates, friends and fellow young alumni - classes of 2008-2019 are welcome!

Anniversary Class Reception
7 – 11 p.m.
Raymond W. Kelly '63 Student Commons
Commemorate your milestone anniversary with classmates and friends at an evening cocktail reception for the classes of 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1999 and 2004.

Breakfast for Overnight Guests
7 – 10 a.m.
Locke’s Loft, Thomas Hall
Rise and shine! Start the day with a continental breakfast.

Reunion Check-In
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Main Entrance
Let us know you've arrived and grab your name tag.

Residence Hall Check-In
9 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Lee Hall
Get settled for your overnight stay.

Morning Stretch
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Walsh Plaza
Exercise with us before a full day of alumni events!

Estate Planning Seminar
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Locke's Loft, Murray Room, Thomas Hall
Discover strategies for asset preservation and estate planning.

Veterans Reunion Coffee Reception
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
O'Malley Library Terrace
Manhattan's legacy of supporting veterans continues. Please join both student and alumni veterans for an informal coffee to learn about the current programs that ensure their success in academic and civilian life. Veterans and non-veteran alumni welcome.

Golden Jaspers Luncheon
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Raymond W. Kelly '63 Student Commons
Celebrate this milestone with fellow 50th anniversary Jaspers. The class of 1969 will receive their anniversary medals and graduates of years prior will receive anniversary plaques.

Jaspers Family BBQ
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
McNeil Courtyard
Spend the afternoon reminiscing with classmates and enjoying Manhattan’s beautiful campus. This family-friendly gathering features BBQ favorites and refreshments. Jaspers celebrating their 10th and 25th anniversaries receive a complimentary beverage!

Jaspers Happy Hour
2 – 4:30 p.m.
Café 1853, Thomas Hall
Reconnect and reminisce with classmates and friends. Enjoy entertainment by student performers. Light fare and refreshments will be available.

Campus Tour
3 – 4 p.m.
Main Entrance
Many changes have been made to the campus since your graduation, and we encourage you to see the College's transformation for yourself!

Class of '69 Anniversary Photo
4:30 p.m.
Steps of Smith Auditorium

Reunion Vigil Mass
5 – 6 p.m.
Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers
Line-up for ’69 and ’94 class processions will begin at 4:45 p.m. Celebration of the Eucharist will be led by Jasper clergy and anniversary medals will be blessed.

Reunion Weekend Dinner Dance
6 – 11 p.m.
Quadrangle and Smith Auditorium
All graduates, family and friends are invited to enjoy a scrumptious buffet dinner and musical entertainment under the tent. The party continues after dinner with dessert, dancing and a photo-booth in Smith.

Breakfast for Overnight Guests
7 – 10 a.m.
Locke’s Loft, Thomas Hall
Rise and shine! Start the day with a continental breakfast.

By 11 a.m.

Events/locations are subject to change.

Advance registration required by Friday, May 10, 2019. Cancellation after May 24 may result in forfeiture of any payment.


For more information, contact the Alumni Relations office at (718) 862-7432 or alumni@manhattan.edu.

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JOBIT: Feinerman, Bernard [MC1979 RIP] 2019-Feb-27



Bernard Feinerman, 89
Posted Feb 27, 2019 at 4:17 PM Updated Feb 27, 2019 at 4:17 PM

DARTMOUTH — Bernard Feinerman, 89, of Dartmouth, MA, formerly of Fairhaven, MA, died at St. Luke’s Hospital on Wednesday Feb. 27, 2019. Bernard was born on Aug. 8, 1929, the son of Jack and Judith Feinerman. He married Diane Feinerman (nee Herman) on June 18, 1950.

He is survived by his sister, Frances Feinerman; his wife, Diane Feinerman; his children, Donna Feiner, Carl Feinerman, Alan Feinerman, Laura Feinerman and Ilana Feinerman; 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandsons.

Bernard Feinerman was born in Brooklyn, NY, and obtained a bachelor’s degree from New York Polytechnical Institute and later a master’s degree from Manhattan College; both degrees were in engineering. He worked on multiple emerging technologies from early wireless phones to heart monitors used in the operating room.

He died peacefully in his sleep. He had a powerful will and certainly fought to live well beyond his body’s life expectancy.

Funeral service will be held Tifereth Israel Synagogue, 145 Brownell Ave., New Bedford, on Friday March 1, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Graveside service will take place at New Montefiore Cemetery, West Babylon, NY, on Sunday March 3, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice.


Feinerman, Bernard [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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Dear John,

              I believe that Bernard received his Masters in 1979.

                May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Feinerman, Bernard [MC1979 RIP]

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

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JFOUND: Vetrano, Steve [MC1990] CEO @ Avondale House



Avondale House - Lunch with a Purpose

2019 02Feb 28 vetrano

Steve Vetrano - Avondale House
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

March 21, 2019
Lunch with a Purpose at Avondale House
3737 Omeara Dr., Houston, TX 77025

(This meeting is not at our regular location. Visiting Rotarians and Guests are Welcome.)

The mission of Avondale House is to provide individuals with autism the resources, education and training to develop to their fullest potential.

  • Avondale House serves children ages 3-22, impaired by autism, in their school and provides support services to the child’s family and referring school district.
  • Avondale Residential Services are for adolescents and young adults in small group home settings and where they plan individualized programs for each resident.
  • Avondale House Day Habilitation Program provides full day program training in life skills and pre-vocational skills to young adults.
  • Community Education and Outreach Services responds to educational, informational and training needs of parents, families, educators, and other professionals.
Steve is well known to The Rotary Club of Houston. He was most recently Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross, Texas Gulf Coast Region, since June 2009. Steve has a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Manhattan College in New York City and an MBA from Penn State University.

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Vetrano, Steve [MC????]

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Dear John,

                I believe that Steve is a member of the Class of 1990.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Vetrano, Steve [MC1990]

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MNEWS: Alma Mater responded to an attack on The Riverdale Press in 1980


Thirty years after bombing: Intimidated? No. Thankful? Yes
Posted February 28, 2019

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It’s funny how emotions overtake you when you least expect it.

It’s been a long while — 30 years — since terrorists firebombed the little building on Broadway that housed The Riverdale Press. But from time to time, sometimes out of the blue, I’ll have a flashback to that night and get a lump in my throat, or a knot in my chest.

A report of some new atrocity at a school in Florida or a synagogue in Pittsburgh will bring me back to that night with a shudder.

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Most touching were the hundreds of readers who just showed up at the scene, not to gawk, but to give us hugs and mugs of hot coffee, hot cocoa, sandwiches, doughnuts and cookies. Brother Thomas
Scanlan — president of Manhattan College — and Sister Doris Smith — president of the College of Mount Saint Vincent — were among the first to arrive.

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[JR: Hmmm, 1980.  I don’t think I heard about it?  No good deed is ever forgotten.]

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MNEWS: Alma Mater is represented in the Camp Fire recovery



Widespread contamination
Paradise water contamination widespread, could affect home plumbing
By Meredith J. Cooper meredithc@newsreview.com
This article was published on 02.28.19.

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Alfonso Magdaleno would love to reopen Celestino’s Pizza and Pasta in Paradise, which sustained damage but did not burn in the Camp Fire. A lack of potable water is holding him back.

“We do want to open up, but we want to make sure it’s done safely and properly,” he said by phone. “The town has already been through enough. We want to make sure we are in no way putting anyone in the public at more risk than they’ve already been.”

Magdaleno has been keeping a close eye on water updates from the Paradise Irrigation District (PID). One thing that worries him is that the warnings keep changing—first, there was a boil-only advisory, then benzene contamination was found so people were told not to drink the water at all. On Monday (Feb. 25), a new set of guidelines was released warning homeowners not to rely on filtration systems, that continued testing is necessary.

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The PID’s latest guidelines were released online after its board meeting last week, during which Whelton’s team, which includes engineers from Purdue and Manhattan College, presented its findings after studying the situation for the past month. They have extensive experience with widespread water contamination issues, like chemical spills, though none that mirrors what Paradise is dealing with. One thing that worries Whelton most is a lack of information being given to residents.

“People are just being left to fend for themselves,” he said.

While Whelton and his team are no longer contracted with PID, he said they are still very much invested in helping. They field phone calls from PID personnel and have offered advice via social media.

“People need help in their homes, where they live. We are trying to help them by gathering information from them,” he said. That information includes how people are testing, who is doing the testing, what they’re testing for and how often—plus the results of those tests.

Adequate testing is complex.

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JOBIT: Moloney, Robert (Bob) Francis [MC1985 RIP] 2019-Feb-23



Robert F. Moloney
1933 - 2019 Obituary

Richmond, VA - Robert (Bob) Francis Moloney passed away peacefully in his home in Richmond, Virginia on Saturday, February 23rd after a long illness.

Bob was born in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY in 1933. He attended St. Anselm parochial school in Brooklyn, high school at LaSalle Academy in New York City and graduated from Niagara University in 1955 cum laude with a degree in BBA Accounting. Bob was also awarded an Associate Degree in Systems and Data processing from NYU in 1966 and an MBA in International Finance from Manhattan College in 1985.

After graduation from college, Bob entered to US Army as a Second Lieutenant, took his basic training at Fort Bragg, NC, artillery and survey school at Fort Sill, OK and then served 18 months in Germany and 6 months at Fort Carlson, CO. He was honorably discharged as a First Lieutenant, and Headquarters battery Executive Office of the 775 Field Artillery known as St. Barbara's Best.

He is survived by his wife, Ann, four children, Robyn, Tracy, Kerri and Kristen. He also has 5 grandchildren.

During his long career, Bob travelled extensively throughout the world. He was an avid skier and during his trips managed to ski where ever possible.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 3rd from 4-7pm at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home, www.vpfh.com, 257 Godwin Ave. Wyckoff, NJ. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, March 4th at 10am at St. Luke's R.C. Church, 340 N. Franklin Tpke., Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ 07423. Interment to follow at St. Luke's Cemetery.


Moloney, Robert (Bob) Francis [MC1985 RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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JOBIT: Soré, Robert William [MC1979 RIP] 2019-Feb-25



Robert Soré
Published: February 28, 2019 at 11:35 am

Robert William Soré passed away February 25, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Soré, and son, Alister Soré. He is preceded in death by his son, Sinclair Soré.

Robert was born in Bronx, N.Y., in 1957 to the late Ann and Edward Soré. Robert attended Manhattan College and earned a bachelor’s degree as a mechanical engineer. He worked as a product manager in marketing for Siemens and also had a long career with Mitsubishi Electric.

Robert was a consummate businessman; he loved meeting new people and traveling to different countries on business. But more than that, he was a wonderful, loving, nurturing, family man. He enjoyed home improvement projects, new cars, model trains, and golfing with his son, Alister.

Robert was an accomplished golfer and was able to play the finest and most historic golf courses in the world. He and his wife, Cynthia, were married in 1990 on the 18th hole lawn of Pebble Beach. Robert and Cynthia raised The Sensational Soré Twins, Alister and Sinclair, and lived in Long Grove, Ill.; Newtown; and had relocated to Johns Creek, Ga., in 2013.

Robert leaves behind his brothers, Edward, John, and Gerard Soré; his sisters, Linda Cebel and Marianne Fox; his step sisters, Fran Silverman and Marian Barth; his sister-in-law, Carole Meehan; along with many other family members and treasured friends.

The family will receive friends on Friday, March 1, 2019, at 6 pm, and a memorial service will follow at 7 pm in the McDonald and Son Funeral Home Chapel in Cumming, Ga.

In addition to flowers, the family is accepting donations in honor of Robert to the Wounded Warrior Project.


Soré, Robert William [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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Dear John,

I believe that Robert is a member of the Class of 1979.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Soré, Robert William [MC1979 RIP]

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JNEWS: Geary, Michael [MC2002] Director @ MEP Technical Services Group



CNY Appoints Michael Geary as Director of MEP Technical Services Group

CNY, one of New York City’s leading construction management firms, today announced the appointment of Michael Geary as Director of CNY’s Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) Technical Services Group.

In his new role, Mr. Geary will be responsible for managing CNY’s Technical Services MEP professionals, who oversee all aspects of the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, including alternative construction engineering studies and procurement.

“We are pleased to have Michael join CNY as Director of our MEP Technical Services Group,” said CNY President Ken Colao. “CNY is known for taking on some of the most complex and challenging projects in New York, and Michael’s nearly two decades of experience in the engineering, design, and construction industry handling large-scale jobs makes him a valued addition to our team.”

Prior to joining CNY, Mr. Geary held various positions at construction management firms, including Director of MEP, Project Executive and Senior Project Manager, as well as Principal at a distinguished engineering firm. He has worked on large projects in the residential, hospitality, commercial and gaming sectors throughout New York City, such as Admiral’s Row at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Resorts World Casino, Brooklyn’s Edge Buildings, and the Moxy Downtown hotel.

Mr. Geary received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and French from Manhattan College. He is a licensed NYS Professional Engineer and is OSHA 10 Certified.

About CNY

CNY is a forward-thinking, client-driven leader and innovator in open shop construction of large-scale and high-rise developments, complex reconstruction and repurposing of buildings, and build-outs of sustainable and uniquely designed spaces. The company is based in New York City and provides construction management at-risk (CMAR), design assist and advisory services with a collaborative, open forum style of management. Its success is deeply rooted in creating value for its clients during the design and construction process and enhancing the vision and economics of its projects. For more information, visit www.cnygroup.com.

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Geary, Michael [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Geary, Michael [MC2002]

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ENDNOTE: Gamma Theta Phi — never heard of it



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Gamma Theta Phi (ΓΘΦ) was a fraternity founded in 1964, primarily at Catholic colleges. Unlike traditional fraternities, Gamma was organized by the student services departments at each school since several colleges did not want national fraternities coming on their campus. Since Gamma was, in essence, an outreach of student services, the colleges hoped to harness the positives of the fraternities (service, charitable projects & camaraderie), and avoid the negative stereotypes which plague many fraternities.

The project didn't succeed. By 1967 all national work regarding Gamma had halted. Several of the local chapters continued at their respective colleges for a few years, but by 1997, all the chapters had dissolved.

Chapters existed at one time or another at the following schools:

Christian Brothers University – Memphis, Tennessee
College of Santa Fe – Santa Fe, New Mexico
Fontbonne College - St. Louis, Missouri
La Salle University – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Lewis University – Romeoville, Illinois
Loyola University New Orleans - New Orleans, Louisiana
Manhattan College – New York, New York
Saint Louis University - St. Louis, Missouri
St. Mary's College – Moraga, California
St. Mary's University – Winona, Minnesota

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[JR: Another indication of the dying of the “Catholic identity”.  Was at the Prep from 60-63 and MC 64-69 and don’t remember hearing about it.  But then the ingineers never heard much from “up the hill”.  Did I miss something?]

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