JASPER JOTTINGS Week 14 - 2019 Apr 07 

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



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POSITRACTION: Being reminded about what to do



Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters Uses Private Jet to Reunite Mom With Sons Who Were Abducted to Syria
By McKinley Corbley - Feb 3, 2019

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Kindness is now “just another brick in the wall” of Roger Waters’ amazing career since he helped facilitate an emotional family reunion for a mother and sons separated for four years.

Felicia Perkins-Ferreira has not had a good night’s sleep on the Caribbean island of Trinidad since her two sons were abducted from home by their father.

The boys, now 7 and 11 years old, were brought to Syria in 2014 where their father was fighting for the Islamic State. After he was presumed killed in conflict in 2017, the boys were taken to the border by their stepmother—but then abandoned on the side of the road, only to end up in a Syrian refugee camp.

A human rights lawyer named Clive Stafford Smith heard about the family’s plight, and reached out to his friend for help—Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters.

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"For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required," reads Luke 12:48 in the King James Version

If you have heard that line of wisdom, you know it means we are held responsible for what we have. If we have been blessed with talents, wealth, knowledge, time, and the like, it isexpected that we benefit others.

In this case, I am reminded that there is much more I can do.

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JFOUND: Reyes, Valeska [MC2009] Sr Assoc @ Pink Stone Capital Grp



Reyes, Valeska [MC2009]
Senior Associate @ Pink Stone Capital Group
Sales, Marketing, Advertising & Managing Professional
Greater New York City Area

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JOBIT: Robilotti, Richard V. [MC1965 RIP] 2019-Mar-30




ROBILOTTI—Richard V., a lifelong resident of Greenwich Village, passed away on March 30, 2019 at age 75. Son of Dr. James G. and Theresa Robilotti, Richard was a proud graduate of Manhattan College and earned Master's Degrees from both the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, and Columbia University, NY. He retired as a Deputy Commissioner for the United States Department of Labor after a 43-year career. The funeral service will be private.


Robilotti, Richard V. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: https://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/nytimes

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Dear John,

              I believe that Richard is a member of the Class of 1965.

                    May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Robilotti, Richard V. [MC1965 RIP]

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

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WIKIPEDIA: Kealy, Thomas Joseph [MC1950 RIP] gets a Wikipedia page



This biographical article about an American chemist is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

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A stub is an article that, although providing some useful information, is too short to provide encyclopedic coverage of a subject, and that is capable of expansion.

[JR: Note that a stub is subject to deletion. So, if you can help improve it, you’ll improve its chances of survival.  If you have no idea what that means, leave me a comment.  For example, any chemists out there could document how his work was important to science. Or, document any other accomplishments.]

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JFOUND: Cleary, Timothy J. [MC1994] Assoc Prof @ Rutgers



Cleary, Timothy J. [MC????]

Dr. Timothy J. Cleary is an associate professor in the Graduate School ofApplied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers University. He earned his B.S. inPsychology from Manhattan College,...

[JR: Pretty cryptic site with no details? But led me to this.]


Associate Professor
Chair, Department of School Psychology
Director, School Psychology Program
CUNY Graduate School and University Center
CV: PDF icon Timothy Cleary's CV
Office: Psychology, A337

Dr. Timothy J. Cleary is an associate professor in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers University. He earned his B.S. in Psychology from Manhattan College, his master's degree and professional certification in School Psychology from Queens College, and his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from CUNY Graduate School and University Center.

Dr. Cleary worked as a school psychologist during the first three years of his career. After serving as an Assistant and Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee from 2004 to 2012, he joined the faculty at GSAPP in the Fall of 2012.

Dr. Cleary devotes most of his time to conducting research on SRL and motivation-realted intervention and assessment issues as well as emerging trends and professional issues among school-based practitioners and educators. He has secured several research grants to support his research initiatives and has consulted at a national and international level.

Throughout his career, Dr. Cleary has taught graduate level courses in cognitive-behavioral therapy, academic assessment and interventions, cognitive assessment, learning theory, and SRL assessment and intervention practices.

In terms of service and leadership, Dr. Cleary serves on multiple editorial boards for top-tier journals, including The Journal of Educational Psychology, Journal of School Psychology, and Metacognition and Learning, and the Journal of Experimental Education. He has also served in a leadership capacity for numerous years on the executive board of the Studying and Self-Regulated Learning (SSRL) Special Interest Group for AERA from 2008-2014.

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Cleary, Timothy J. [MC1994]

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JFACEBOOK: Pompey, Aliann (MC1999) invitational


Screenshot 2019 03 31 21 13 4

[JR: No other details.]

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JLINKEDIN: Carson, Curtis [MC1991] Hyperbaric Welding



Carson, Curtis [MC1991]
Hyperbaric welding at Marine services
San Francisco Bay Area

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JFOUND: Ahern, Tracie E. [MC1990] Global CFO @ PineBridge Investments



PineBridge Investments makes Ahern Global CFO
Monday, April 01, 2019

Opalesque Industry Update - PineBridge Investments, a private global asset manager, today announced the appointment of Tracie E. Ahern as Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Ahern will join the firm's management committee and will be responsible for further developing and refining the firm's financial strategy as well as managing the global finance and accounting functions. She is based in New York and reports to PineBridge COO Michael J. Karpik.

"We are extremely pleased to welcome Tracie to the firm," said Mr. Karpik. "Her leadership skills and focus on results, in addition to her exceptional strategic and financial planning capabilities, are a strong complement to the operational infrastructure we have built to support our growing business."

Ms. Ahern has over 28 years in the investment management industry, including 10 years of CFO experience with alternative and long only funds. Most recently, she served as an Independent Trustee for the Advisor Inner Circle Trust, a $60 billion investment trust, as well as an independent director on various alternative funds. From 2007-2015 she was CFO for Soros Fund Management, where she managed the Treasury, Operations, Fund Administration and Management Company finances and served as a director on numerous boards for Quantum Fund related entities. In addition, Ms. Ahern chaired the Valuation Committee and participated as a member of the firm's Management, Capital Allocation and Risk, Brokerage and Retirement Committees.

Previously, Ms. Ahern was the Vice President of Capital Markets Accounting for Freddie Mac, overseeing financial reporting for over $800 billion of mortgage bonds and loans and $1 trillion of derivative assets. She was also a Partner and Director of Fund Administration and Operations at Lord, Abbett & Co., and held numerous tax, compliance and fund administration roles at Bankers Trust, Morgan Grenfell and Goldman Sachs Asset Management.

"As we continue to evolve and build on our strengths as a global firm, we will benefit immensely from having a leader like Tracie as part of our management team," added PineBridge CEO Gregory A. Ehret. "Her career experience, financial acumen and deep industry knowledge will enable us to further align our finance function with our strategic vision in order to deliver results for our clients."

Ms. Ahern is a CPA and received an MBA in Finance and International Business from the Stern School of Business at New York University and a BS in Accounting from Manhattan College. She has served on the National Foundation and Corporate Boards of the Human Rights Campaign, as well as on the Board of DC Scores, a literacy and athletic afterschool program for inner city children in Washington DC.

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Ahern, Tracie E. [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Ahern, Tracie E. [MC1990]

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JOBIT: McCullough, James H. [MC1950 RIP] 2019-Mar-30



James McCullough

Villa Hills - James H. McCullough, Beloved husband of Monica McCullough (Nee Maguire). Loving father of Veronica (Rick) McCullough- Sheppard, Irene (Bob) Pritchett, Ellen (Steve) Suetholz, Monica, James (Beth), Patrick (Peggy) and Michael (Mary Jo) McCullough. Devoted grandfather of 15 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Dear brother of Richard (Anne) and late Robert (Binnie) McCullough.

Born in Bronx, NY, served in the U.S. Navy at the end of WWII, then graduated from Manhattan College, NY and earned his MBA from XU. He was on the Board of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati , Oak Hills School board and other organizations too many to name.

Jim was also an avid traveler. Every summer he packed up his wife, seven kids and camper to explore the US and Canada, stopping at every state capitol and historical site along the way. Later Jim and Monica traveled to Europe, Asia and Caribbean, he always joked that he wanted to die falling off of a llama in the Andes.

Passed away peacefully on Saturday, Masrch 30, 2019 at 93 years of age.

Visitation on THURSDAY at MEYER FUNERAL HOME, 5864 Bridgetown Rd., from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial on FRIDAY at Our Lady of the Visitation Church, 3172 South Rd., at 10:00 AM. Memorials may be made to the Catholic Inner-City School Education Fund, 100 E. 8th St., Cincinnati, OH 45202. www.bjmeyer.com
Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on Apr. 2, 2019


McCullough, James H. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

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

                        May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McCullough, James H. [MC1950 RIP]

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JLINKEDIN: Lucas, Amy [MC2008] Wellness Coach



Lucas, Amy [MC2008]
Wellness Coach at Health & Wellness
Greater New York City Area

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JNEWS: Visser, John [MC1982] Mgr Soft Dev @ Red Hat


Congratulate John Visser for starting a new position as Manager of Software Development, Cloud Storage at Red Hat


Visser, John [MC????]
Thrilled to be starting a new adventure at Red Hat!
Westborough, Massachusetts

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Dear John,

I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1982.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Visser, John [MC1982]

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JFOUND: Bodkin, John J. [MC1972] Board-Certified Family Physician in Williamsville, NY



Family Physician​

Dr. John J. Bodkin is a Board-Certified Family Physician since 1979 and in addition to his position at Highgate, he is also a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and University of Buffalo School of Medicine.
East Amherst Medical Building
1150 Youngs Rd. Suite 104
Williamsville, NY 14221

Dr. Bodkin grew up in South Buffalo and was inspired to enter medicine because of his family. In his spare time, he enjoys taking advantage of Western New York’s diverse four seasons by skiing, scuba diving, reading and traveling.


  • Manhattan College in New York City
  • U.B. Medical School
  • U.B. Family Medicine Residency program at Deaconess Hospital where he was chief resident from 1978-1979
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Bodkin, John J. [MC????]

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Dear John,

                I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1972.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Bodkin, John J. [MC1972]

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JLINKEDIN: Fowler, Jennifer [MC2007] Pgm Mgr at Google



Fowler, Jennifer [MC2007]
Program Manager at Google
San Francisco Bay Area

Self-motivated Technical Project Manager with functional expertise in large-scale development organizations. Proven track record and recognition for being a leader in effectively bridging the gaps between technology and business partners.

• Thrives in fast-paced environments; able to easily grasp complex architectures, environments and deployment models
• Develops and drives strategic solutions to optimize project and release planning
• Team-player with a "how-can-I-help?" attitude, experienced in people and vendor management in distributed global organizations
• Excellent communication skills; drives strategy for information sharing within teams to reduce redundancy and increase productivity
• Project Management expertise in infrastructure management, maintenance, and software/hardware upgrades across multi-tiered global environments

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JOBIT: Ramos, Marcy Joseph [MC1969 RIP] 2019-Apr-01



Marcy Joseph Ramos, 71
A very special person, beloved by everyone

Marcy Joseph Ramos, 71, passed away on April 1, 2019, at home.

Marcy graduated from Monsignor Farrell High School. He threw the first touchdown pass at Farrell. He then graduated from Manhattan College. He worked as a self-employed mechanical engineer. Marcy loved playing all sports, and most recently became an avid golfer. He was a voracious reader, especially science fiction. He also loved vacationing at Long Beach Island, and traveling extensively all over the globe. He was a warm, loving and gentle man and a "do-it-yourselfer." Marcy was a very special person and beloved by everyone.

Marcy is survived by his wife, Nancy; his children, Taryn Ramos and Jessamyn DePaola (Vincent); his stepsons, Adam, Alex and Joseph Lisiewski; a brother, Joseph Ramos (Veronica); a sister, Joan Macaluso (Jack); eight grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and great nieces and great nephews.

A funeral service will be held at Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home on Friday at 11 a.m. Cremation will be private. Friends may visit on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home
7447 Amboy Rd.
Staten Island, NY 10307
(718) 984-0913

Published in Staten Island Advance on Apr. 3, 2019


Ramos, Marcy Joseph [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

I believe that Marcy is a member of the Class of 1969.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Ramos, Marcy Joseph [MC1969 RIP]

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

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JNEWS: Deegan, Michael J. [MC????] interim superintendent for Catholic schools in the ANY



New York Archdiocese names interim Catholic schools superintendent
Posted Apr 3, 1:30 PM
Deputy Superintendent Michael J. Deegan has been named the interim superintendent for Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York. (Courtesy of the Archdiocese of New York)

By Annalise Knudson | aknudson@siadvance.com

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Deputy Superintendent Michael J. Deegan has been named the interim superintendent for Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York, according to an announcement Tuesday from Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York.

Deegan has assumed the position until the search is completed and a new superintendent has been named.

“Mike Deegan is one of the most dedicated and talented Catholic educators our schools have had,” said Dolan. “We are honored and blessed to have his support and to have him serve in this interim role as we continue our search for a new superintendent for Catholic schools.”

In the coming months, Cardinal Dolan will name a new superintendent following the retirement of Dr. Timothy J. McNiff.

Deegan has served in Catholic education for nearly 40 years.

He was a teacher at the following schools: Iona Grammar School in New Rochelle; Power Memorial Academy in Manhattan, and Sacred Heart School in Manhattan. He served as principal at both St. Francis Xavier School and St. Jude School, which are both in Manhattan, and was headmaster of Iona Grammar School.

In 2004, he was appointed director of inner city schools to help oversee the 122 elementary and secondary inner-city schools that served more than 60,000 children at the time.

In 2013, he was appointed deputy superintendent of schools.

Deegan is a graduate of St. Philip Neri School in the Bronx and Rice High School in Manhattan. He received a bachelor’s degree from Iona College and a master’s degree from the College of New Rochelle.

He completed post graduate studies at Manhattan College and Fordham University.

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Deegan, Michael J. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I do not find anything in my 'stuff' for Michael.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JNEWS: Nieto, Maria [MC????] civil engineer @ LaBella’s Rochester office



Maria Nieto | LaBella
By: Daily Record Staff April 3, 2019 0

LaBella announces the hiring of Maria Nieto as a civil engineer for the civil division and will be working out of LaBella’s Rochester office. She previously worked as an intern in the firm’s civil division while completing her bachelor’s degree at Manhattan College. Nieto currently resides in Rochester.

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Nieto, Maria [MC????]

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Dear John,

I do not find anything in my 'stuff' for Maria.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JOBIT: Krall, Richard Bruce [MC1972 RIP] 2019-Mar-30



Obituary for Richard Bruce Krall

Richard Bruce Krall, born on April 23, 1950 in Yonkers, New York, to the late Mary Smith Krall and the late John Krall, passed away at age 68 on March 30, 2019 in St Augustine, Florida. He graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Yonkers, NY in 1968 and from Manhattan College in 1972.

Richard was preceded in death by his brother, John Krall Jr. and sister, Denise Huggins. He is survived by his sisters, Patricia Krall (Cary Frederick) and Kathleen Dawson (Bruce) and many nieces and nephews, as well as grand nieces and nephews.

Richard was a member of Mensa International, the international high IQ society, and he loved to travel, especially to Europe. He was well known for sending funny greeting cards to friends and family. Mass of Christian Burial will be held May 11, 2019, at the Monastery Church of the Sacred Heart in Yonkers, NY.


Krall, Richard Bruce [MC1972 RIP]

Guestbook: https://www.stjohnsfamilyfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Richard-Krall/#!/TributeWall

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QUADRANGLE: Quad seems to have moved?



Manhattan College Quadrangle
Manhattan College's student run weekly newspaper, since 1924.
We’ve moved! Read our print PDFs on our new Issuu page by clicking the link above!
#college#journalism#Manhattan College#arts and entertainment#a&e#sports#news#features#op-ed#Jaspers#The Quadrangle#student newspaper#issuu#pdfs#print journalism

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[JR: Interesting move?]

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


Good Evening All,

Mike McEneney asks for our prayers for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Lil Cahill. Lil, Mrs. Cahill was called home yesterday, April 3, 2019 in Ireland. Mrs. Cahill is the Mother of Mary a good friend of Mike and Kathy McEneney. Mrs. Cahill was 93 years old. We pray for Lil, we pray for Mary and their Family as the Family mourn the loss of their loved one. We pray that the knowledge that Mrs. Cahill is at rest in God's Eternal Embrace in the Kingdom of Heaven will help ease the pain of their loss. We pray as well for a safe trip for Mary as she travels to Ireland. May God Bless all in their house. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JOBIT: Cantwell, John [MC1959 RIP] 2019-Mar-00



John Cantwell
January 28, 1933 - March 2019
Marlton, New Jersey

John was born on January 28, 1933 and passed away in March 2019.

John was a resident of Marlton, New Jersey at the time of passing.

He graduated with a bachelor's degree in business from Manhattan College.

In his early years, Jack was in the Augustinian Seminary for 3 years, served 2 years in the U.S. Army in Security during the Korean War, and was a proud Point Pleasant Beach Volunteer Firefighter.

Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing from 10am-11:45 AM on April 6, 2019 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1739 Ferry Ave, Camden, NJ 08104. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12 noon at the church. Interment will be private.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Sacred Heart School, 1739 Ferry Ave, Camden, NJ 08104.


Cantwell, John [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.tributes.com/condolences/leave_memory/106971168

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Dear John,

                   I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1959.

                      May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Cantwell, John [MC1959 RIP]

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


I ask for your prayers for the repose of the soul of Francis "Danny" Poggi, 70 years of age, Wilmington, DE. Danny a good Friend and Neighbor was called home on April 2, 2019. A heart attack that he did not survive. Danny was a long haul trucker for more than 30 years, no accidents, no faults. He loved what be did, looked forward to retirement. Fishing was his passion along with his beautiful Indian Motorcycle that he regretted selling for a more modern BMW. Danny was a good man who always tried to do the right thing, a pretty good way to live a life. God Speed Danny. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JOBIT: Cross, Jean M. [MC1965 RIP] 2019-Apr-01



Obituary: Jean M. Cross
Originally Published: April 5, 2019 9:46 p.m.

Jean M. Cross, artist, educator, historian and author, passed away in Prescott Valley, Arizona, at the age of 94 on Monday, April 1, 2019. She was looking forward to her next adventure!

As one of the area’s foremost historians on the history and culture of the Prescott area, Jean’s contributions have left lasting legacies for generations to come. Jean published a book in 2009 through Arcadia Press titled, “Prescott Valley, Images of America.” When Jean was in her eighties, she and her friend, Jerry Munderloh, created the Mining Exhibit and Trail for the Visually Impaired at Prescott Valley’s Fain Park. She received the Community Improvement Award in 2002 and the Heritage Award in 2008 from Prescott Valley’s Chamber of Commerce for her dedication to the area’s heritage preservation.

Jean wrote articles for the Prescott Courier and the Prescott Valley Tribune over several years concerning the historic events, people and landmarks of the area. She teamed with other community leaders to establish the “Old Town Historic District,” also in Prescott Valley and laid down ideas for many trails in the area, including the Glassford Hill Trail. On her 94th birthday she was able to stand at the top of Glassford Hill thanks to the kindness of Town Manager Larry Tarkowski. It was one of her happiest days! Jean was born to Lillian (nee Mahaney) and Lester Cross in upstate Cortland, New York, on Sept 19, 1924. She had an older sister and brother, Nancy and Richard (Dick). She graduated with honors from St. Mary’s High School in 1942 and then obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, also with honors, from Cortland State University of New York (SUNY) in 1946. She belonged to Kappa Delta Pi honorary sorority for 73 years. Jean earned two Master’s degrees: a Master of Fine Arts from Catholic University in Washington, D.C., in 1959 and a Master of Arts in Education from Manhattan College, Riverdale, New York, in 1965. She retired from teaching in the State of New York in 1980. She moved to the Prescott area in 1980, proud of driving a U-Haul by herself across the United States. She had one of the first homes built in Yavapai Hills because of her great interest in all things “Tom Mix.”

Her retirement years were filled traveling the Southwest and with volunteering activities such as: Sharlot Hall Museum (25 years), Arizona Archaeological Society, Prescott Walking Tours, Art Docents, Yavapai Trails Association Board, Prescott National Forest Volunteers, Sacred Heart and St. Germaine Church Choirs, Prescott Valley Historical Society, and Dewey-Humboldt Historical Society. A firm believer in “use it or lose it!” Jean walked every day until a month ago. She was an accomplished wood carver, potter and artist. Her passion for Western and Native American history, culture and art was evidenced in all her surroundings.

Jean never married and had no children, but she is survived by many who loved her: Her nephew, William (Chris) Cross of Peoria and great-nephew Jeremy (Valerie) Cross of Phoenix and their children, Marshall, Avery, and Grace, as well as the Grovenstein Family, Glenn and Darcy and their children, Whitney, Emory, Ezekiel and Lacy and families. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, brother, and nephew, Edward Cross.

A Celebration Of Life Mass will be held at St. Germaine’s Catholic Church on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at 10:30 a.m., with a luncheon following. (She was one of the oldest members of the parish and on the original building committee.)

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Sunrise Funeral Home. Donations can be made to St. Germaine’s Building Fund or St. Jude’s Hospital.

Information provided by survivors.


Cross, Jean M. [MC1965 RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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JUPDATE: Riley, Joseph Mythen III [MC1975 RIP] remembered fondly


[JR: There is much more in his remembering of his friend.  “Fair use” only goes so far.  I urge you to read it.  I hope I’m that well thought of when I go over the rainbow bridge. ]


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I was preparing to write about another issue when suddenly sad news of one’s passing is heard throughout the city. Sometimes we need to take a step back and realize the importance of living life to its fullest. It’s when hearing about the recent passing of one special person that made me think about how we need to slow down and enjoy every moment. It’s waiting in line that a thought occurs as how I should begin to write about a person who dedicated his life of service to this community. Montgomery County and the City of Amsterdam will truly miss this person. It was for sure a memorable moment to see a countless number of friends waiting in line for their turn to share briefly with relatives and family of this man’s life and how he lived it. Recalling this person’s life, I’m also recalling the word “family” which is symbolic of this city where he was born. This person also had a strong faith along with many, many, friends. If you think of family names there are many that have made their mark in our community. Thankfully we still have well-known and well-respected families residing here. Whether it’s running a family restaurant, a law firm or funeral home when their name was mentioned good things would be said. Folks, it’s sad to say that another well-respected member of this community with an identifiable family name is no longer with us. His name is Joseph Riley. Standing in line waiting to pay my respects thoughts as to how he lived his life came to mind. It was not a surprise to see so many people coming to pay their respects for the last time. Joe Riley was someone who showed compassion towards this city. It’s only fitting for we as a community to remember Joe for his service, compassion, respect and friendship.

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Rest in peace… my friend.

Until next time – hold that thought.

Mike Lazarou is a columnist for The Recorder. He lives in the city of Amsterdam.

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Riley, Joseph Mythen III [MC1975 RIP]

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ENDNOTE: You Should Own Gold — a reminder from Venezuela



You Should Own Gold
Posted on March 28, 2019 by Gary Christenson
Guest Post from David Smith, Money Metals Exchange

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Maybe you have some gold (and silver) but not enough. Maybe you haven’t added to your stash for quite awhile, and you kinda’ forgot why you bought it in the first place.

Or perhaps you don’t own any precious metals at all!

If one of these circumstances fits you, then it’s time to refresh your memory on the multiple reasons why you should own gold, assess your risk profile and unique financial circumstances… then act!

The oft-stated Gresham’s Law tells us that when a government dictates the exchange rate between different types of money, the “good,” or undervalued method of exchange gets chased out by the “bad,” or overvalued version.

Thus the “bad” money stays in circulation and, as debasement (inflation) picks up, is quickly spent.

Unbeknownst to most – for now – U.S. inflation (greatly understated by “official” statistics) is increasing across the board. It doesn’t need to hit double digits in order to move the dial on gold and silver prices. Invariably, the “smart money” sniffs out the potential well beforehand – which is what it’s been doing for the last 9 months!

The “good” money in the U.S. is in reference to gold after FDR’s infamous 1933 edict banning circulation… and later, the removal of silver from our coinage starting in 1965.

Today, a pre-1965 quarter at $16/ounce silver is worth about $2.75. Why would anyone exchange it for an 8% copper/92% nickel slug? As for a gold coin, don’t even bother doing the math!

In Venezuela, according to the IMF, inflation will rocket along this year at 10 million percent! How long do you think the ironically-named Bolivar Fuerte (“strong bolivar”) stays in someone’s pocket, bank account, backpack… or large cardboard box?

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Now anyone, who knows me, knows I’m a Crazy Old “Gold Bug”.

In my working life, I’ve met optimists and pessimists.  I learned from both.  From the optimists, never gamble what you can afford to lose.  From the pessimists, if you always expect the worst, every surprise will be a pleasant one.  (Like Murphy’s Law, I’ve egotistically named it “Reinke’s Rule of Negative Thinking”.  Maybe someday, I too will be famous or infamous.)

If you follow what pretends to be economic thinking these days on the both the Left and the Right, there’s something called “Modern Monetary Theory”.  Distilled to a nugget, it’s basically that the Gooferment can’t print as much “money” as it needs until it sees price inflation.  That’s it.  Stripped of all the mumbo jumbo and fancy pontificating.  The dollar “floats” untied to anything.  That’s the legacy of FDR and Nixon.

So sad.  Thankfully, I don’t think I’ll be around to see the crash, but this is one UGLY chicken coming home to roost.

For the skeptical, here’s a more mainstream confirmation of the sad prediction:


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