JASPER JOTTINGS Week 16 - 2019 Apr 21 

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



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POSITRACTION: Teacher Sees Boy — Helps to Save His A Life



When Teacher Sees Boy Cycling Down the Highway, She Turns Around and Helps to Save His Dad’s Life
By McKinley Corbley-Feb 13, 2019

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Meanwhile, elementary school teacher Keller Sutherland told WSPA that she had been having a lousy day. Upon questioning her career decisions, she had left school earlier than usual and started driving home when she saw a boy riding his bike through traffic.

Her instincts told her to turn her car around and check on the boy – and she was stunned to find that the youngster was actually a former student of hers: Cameron.

Cameron told Sutherland about his predicament and she did her best to keep him calm. Once paramedics were called to the scene, Cameron gave them directions to his house so they could help his father.

Thanks to emergency responders delivering the necessary injections to Cameron’s dad, his blood sugar levels quickly returned to normal – and Sutherland says the whole experience renewed her faith in her profession.

“There’s no doubt that God placed me where he did when he needed me,” Sutherland told WSPA.

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It’s important that we are always on the alert to take advantage of any and all opportunities to be of service.

Always listen to your inner voice or gut reaction.

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JFOUND: Vanegas, “Mister” [MC2016?] Teacher @ San Miguel School Washington DC



April 11, 2019

Meet Mr. Vanegas
By José V.R. (7th Grade)

Mr. Vanegas was born and raised in Queens, NY to a Colombian mother and a Salvadoran father. He considers himself lucky to be the “baby” of the family, as he has one older brother. Mr. Vanegas received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College and his plan for the future is either to get his Master’s in Education or his PhD in Organic Chemistry.

In 2016, Mr. Vanegas volunteered at a school that serves the Mayan population in Tecpán, Guatemala. He went with a group of Lasallians from Manhattan College. He was so moved by the Lasallian mission and charism that he decided to join the Lasallian Volunteers program as soon as he graduated college. As a Lasallian Volunteer, he taught at San Miguel School from 2016 to 2018 for free. Now, he is finally a full-time, salaried employee of the school, but he still is equally moved by the mission to provide quality education here at San Miguel school.

Here is a Q&A with Mr. Vanegas:

Q: What is it like to teach at San Miguel this year compared to other years?
A: This year has been a much easier year because I have gained more experience in teaching since starting here three years ago.

Q: What inspires you about teaching students at San Miguel.
A: My students inspire me to continue teaching at San Miguel — their joy, their dedication, and their struggles push me to be a better teacher. Their success brings me a lot of joy, mostly because I enjoy seeing their hard work pay off in the end! They think I give them work to make their lives miserable (LOL) but, in reality, it’s because I have high expectations for them; I know they can do it, they just need a little push! To see each one of my students move on to the next big challenge (whether that’s in sports, in music club, in class, or in life) is truly a blessing, because I know they will win in the end.

Q: What are some of your goals for this year?
A: That’s tough. My personal goal is to try to incorporate a vegetarian diet into my daily routine (or at least a pollotarian diet). My professional goal is to research more procedures and routines to incorporate into my classes so that my students take EVEN more responsibility in the classroom. Additionally, I want my 7th graders to win the roller coaster competition for a 3rd year in a row!

Q: How does your teaching benefit your students and prepare them for the future?
A: WOW, what a question! I would like to think my teaching pushes students to think outside the box, to take risks when they think they can’t do something, and to ask questions when they’re stuck. That’s actually the biggest takeaway I want students to get — it’s okay to ask questions when you don’t know something! Stop trying to figure out life by yourself. You’ll get stuck in the same position forever if you wait for someone to come and help you!

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Vanegas, “Mister” [MC2016?]

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Dear John,

I do not find any thing in my 'stuff' for a 'Mister Vanegas but I agree that 2016 is probably his year.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JNEWS: Murach, Colleen [MC2016] Living Our Values Award @ ConEd



conEdison : Con Edison Engineer From Red Bank, N.J. Wins Con Edison's Highest Honor
04/13/2019 | 09:25am EDT

NEW YORK, April 12 -- Consolidated Edison, a provider of energy-related products and services, issued the following news release:

A Con Edison engineer from Red Bank, N.J. has won the company's highest honor for her contributions to public safety programs, her integrity and her professionalism.

Colleen Murach, an operating supervisor in Brooklyn and Queens Electric Operations, is a winner of the Living Our Values Award, which is for high-achieving employees who demonstrate stellar character on and off the job.

"I come to work every day with smart, talented people who are dedicated to public safety and reliable service," Murach said. "That makes it special and humbling to be honored for my work in this area. I'm proud of the way our company uses new technologies to keep people safe."

"Colleen brings enthusiasm, intellectual curiosity and focus to every task," said David DeSanti, Con Edison's vice president for Brooklyn-Queens Electric Operations. "She quickly earns the respect of colleagues with her open communication, integrity and willingness to listen. Her passion for safety is obvious when she's in the field offering input to crew members and hearing their ideas on protecting themselves and the public."

It is the second major award this year for Murach, a Con Edison employee since 2014. In February, she received the Technology Transfer Award from the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) for her work on a manhole safety program.

She has left her imprint on several important Con Edison programs. She worked with the company's Environmental Health and Safety group to put in place a pilot program that places bags of light fill material in manholes. The fill lowers the impact of manhole fires or explosions.

Murach worked with experts from EPRI and the City College of New York to determine the best type of fill to use. The company chose perlite, which is found in potting soil. Murach was also an advocate of having crew members who work on the underground system take infrared photos of the cables to identify "hot spots." A hot spot can indicate that a section of cable needs to be repaired or replaced to avoid a manhole event. Crews found more than 200 hot spots in 2018.

Her EPRI award was for her research into latched manhole covers. Con Edison has installed more than 700 latched covers that are designed to stay in place if heat and gases build up in the hole.

Murach's positive attitude and willingness to share her knowledge make her an ideal example for others; she has mentored young and aspiring engineers at Con Edison and Manhattan College.

She is a graduate of Manhattan College, where she earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering.

Outside of work, Murach is a member of the Manhattan College Pipes and Drums group, playing the bagpipe at parades and other events.

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Murach, Colleen [MC????]

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Dear John,

             I believe that Colleen is a member of the Class of 2016.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Murach, Colleen [MC2016]

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JOBIT:O'Brien, Thomas Michael [MC1954 RIP] 2019-Apr-12



Thomas O'Brien
1932 - 2019 Obituary

Thomas Michael O'Brien, age 86, formerly of Trumbull, died on April 12, 2019 in his home.

Tom was born on October 2, 1932 in the Bronx, NY. He proudly attended Regis High School in Manhattan. He went on to attend Manhattan College, where he earned a degree in Electrical Engineering and Union College where he earned his MBA. After college, Tom was an officer in the Navy. He then went on to have a long and prosperous career with General Electric.

Tom is survived by his wife, M. Clare O'Brien ( Foley), his five children Thomas (Sharon), Mary Beth (William) Fessler, James (Barbara), John and Cathy (Matthew) Skinner; his 15 grandchildren: Kyle, Blair, Kara (Michael), Nicholas, Andrew, Erin, Colin, Scott, Liam, Christopher, Lauren, Abby, Casey, Dylan and Becky and great-grandchild, Connor; his sister Maureen Golden and many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to attend his funeral services on Wednesday, April 17, at 11:00 a.m. directly at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 220 Shelton Rd., Trumbull for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be private. Friends may call on Tuesday, April 16, from 4-8 p.m. at the Cyril F. Mullins Funeral Home, 399 White Plains Rd., Trumbull.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Thomas M. O'Brien '50 Endowment at Regis High School, ATTN: Office of Development, 55 E. 84th St. New York, NY 10028 or (regis.org/give.)

Published in New Canaan Advertiser on Apr. 13, 2019


O'Brien, Thomas Michael [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

I believe that Thomas is a member of the Class of 1954.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

O'Brien, Thomas Michael [MC1954 RIP]

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JBLOGGER: Petrone, Louis S. "Key West Lou" (MC1957) thanked me for "stealing" his stuff



Posted on April 14, 2019 by keywestlou

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My April 3 blog concerned itself with The Americans. A group that considered women second class citizens. The group were leading male citizens. Under the guise of preventing the spread of venereal disease, a law was passed that made any woman viewed as suspicious by the police subject to arrest, incarceration, sometimes sterilization.

The law is still on the books in some states, though rarely enforced these days.

The law was/is known as the Chamberlain-Kahn Act.

Jasper Jottings is a weekly blog put out by F. John Reinke. His blog concerns Jaspers. Jaspers are Manhattan College graduates. Reinke graduated from Manhattan in the late 1960’s. I graduated from Manhattan in 1957. We have never met. Know each other however by our respective blogs.

Reinke refers to his blog as the Achievement Journal of My Fellow Jaspers,” Alumni of Manhattan College.

Reinke carried my April 3 article re Women Second Class Citizens. I appreciate it. Reinke ran the article in his publication dated April 14.

I want to thank John. It was nice of him to print it.

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[JR: I have read Key West Lou since I found out he was a Jasper.  His blog is interesting, despite being sometimes “politically left” and about living in “Sodom” — or maybe it’s “Gomorra”.  Either way, as a little L libertarian, as long as I don’t have to pay for someone’s lifestyle or they insist on imposing their diktats on me, I really could care less about that part. I find it educational from time to time. If we all did more MYOBing, the world would be a much better place.]

Petrone, Louis S. "Key West Lou" (MC1957)

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JOBIT: Mechmann, William A. [MC1949 RIP] 2019-Apr-12



William A. Mechmann

Jackson Twp - William A., 93, of Jackson Twp., NJ, passed away on Friday, April 12, 2019, at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Twp., NJ. He was born in Bronx, NY and resided in Marlboro, NJ, prior to settling in Jackson Twp., 7 years ago.

William was a United States Army Veteran serving in World War II with the 1262nd Service Command Unit, the Blue Devils, achieving the rank of Technical Sgt. He graduated from Manhattan College in 1949 and attended Fordham Law School where he received his Juris Doctor Degree.

William was employed as a labor relations attorney with Federated Allied Department Stores Corp. for 20 years prior to his retirement. In addition he was an Arbitrator in New York for clients including the American Stock Exchange, The New York Stock Exchange, and the National Association of Security Dealers.

He was a former communicant, Lector and Eucharistic Minister with St. Gabriel's Roman Catholic Church in Marlboro. He was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. William was Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the Marlboro Free Public Library from 1970-2002.

He was predeceased by his parents, William and Emily Mechmann. William is survived by his wife of 63 years, Rosemarie Mechmann; his sons, William Mechmann and his late wife, Donna of Warminster, PA, and Paul Mechmann and his wife, Ann of Nashville, TN; his daughters, Barbara Porcelli and her husband, Jack of Jackson Twp., and Stephanie Mechmann and her husband, Alex Rosenwald of Tinton Falls, NJ; and by his grandchildren, Lauren, Gabrielle, Samantha, Juliette, Kelly Ann, and Christopher.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his visitation from 3-7 PM on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at the GEORGE S. HASSLER FUNERAL HOME, 980 Bennetts Mills Rd., Jackson Twp., NJ. A funeral gathering will be offered at 9:15 AM on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at the funeral home. His funeral liturgy will be offered at 10:30 AM at St. Gabriel's Historic Roman Catholic Church, 549 County Road 520, Marlboro, NJ. Interment will follow in St. Gabriel's Cemetery, 549 County Road 520, Marlboro, NJ 07746. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in William's memory to Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton, 383 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08607, www.catholiccharitiestrenton.org, or Marlboro Free Public Library, 1 Library Ct. Marlboro, NJ 07746, and would be greatly appreciated. For directions, further information, and to send condolence messages to the family, please visit www.hasslerfuneralhome.com.

Published in Asbury Park Press on Apr. 14, 2019


Mechmann, William A. [MC1949 RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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JFACEBOOK: Steinberg, Robert "Bob Stei" (MC1993) announce a new project


Bob Stei
April 13 at 3:31 PM ·
*** So, time to let you all know the project I’ve been working on and am truly excited about! Since 1993, I wanted to do something about my stories from my time at Manhattan College. I’m aware that everybody has stories, but those who were there know that my adventures were far from normal! So, as I continue to get advice from authors and speak to publishers, look for news on an upcoming collection of stories that will not only interest you, but will hit every emotion possible!

Take a trip back to 1990 and join the stories of a naïve, innocent, Morrissey obsessed, outspoken, stubborn, liberal, Jewish Baltimore native who seeks adventure, romance and fame at a very Irish Catholic college in New York! If being different wasn’t hard enough, a few very controversial articles in the school paper and a “take no prisoners” college radio show give him more than enough excitement, adventure and heartache than he could imagine!

You’ll be in the middle of his roommate and dorm issues, battles with campus groups, love gone wrong and much more. Expect to laugh, cry, gasp, smile and want more!

A few answers to questions people have asked:

1- Do you have a title?

The pending title is “Manhattan Bronx; Riverdale.”

2- Are the stories real or made up?

These are actual real events based “loosely” on my time there. Some details have been altered.

3- What if I’m involved in a story and don’t want to be in the book?

Outside famous people, I have changed every name completely except mine. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.

4- What made you decide to publish your story?

I feel like I’ve become the “keeper of the stories” for a lot of people. This was an amazing, crazy time. Looking back is fascinating.

5- What is the timeline?

1990-1993. The birth of grunge!

6- I have a great story or memory you should include- can I remind you?

Sure, d/m me or email me at manhattanbronxriverdale@gmail.com

7- Is there a website or social media page?

Manhattan Bronx Riverdale is active on Face book. I will most likely do the same for Twitter soon.

8- Will the stories be sad, happy, funny or painful?


I’m nearing the end of a first rough draft and excited to where this is going! Please reach out with any questions, and if you know a publisher who wants to grab this before somebody else does, reach out!! Spread the word, go on the pages- and wait for news!

Back to work- Love you all!

Bob Stei***

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Steinberg, Robert "Bob Stei" (MC1993)

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JOY: Parlow, Kaitlyn [MC????] and Sen, Ryan [MC????] to wed



Kaitlyn Parlow & Ryan Sen
May 18,2019
Intercourse, PA

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After meeting, Kait and Ryan spent the next few years falling in love at Manhattan College. After Ryan graduated, they survived a the next couple years long distance where they enjoyed summers relaxing at the Jersey Shore and winters exploring Philadelphia. Kait eventually made the move to Philadelphia where they have been since. While dating, Kait and Ryan have especially enjoyed doing anything outdoors together. Their favorite things to do are hike and travel (22 states down!). Whether they were feeding wild hogs in the swamps of Louisiana, hot air ballooning in Albuquerque, camping with wild ponies in Assateague, backpacking 23 miles in the Grand Canyon, floating down the Snoqualamie River, kayaking through the mangroves of the Florida Keys or watching the sunrise from the top of Cadillac Mountain, Kait and Ryan have enjoyed every minute of their relationship and are excited to officially start their lives together.


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Parlow, Kaitlyn [MC????]

Sen, Ryan [MC????]

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JOBIT: Fitzgerald, Patrick John [MC1954 RIP] 2019-Apr-14



Patrick John Fitzgerald (1932 - 2019)

NASHUA - Patrick John Fitzgerald, 86, of Nashua, passed away Sunday morning, April 14, 2019, in his home after a brief illness.

Born in New York, N.Y., on Oct. 10, 1932, he was a son of the late John and Ruth (Rogers) Fitzgerald. Patrick grew up in Manhattan and graduated from Power Memorial Academy. Patrick furthered his education at Manhattan College and later earned his master's degree in business administration from Rivier College, now Rivier University in Nashua.

An electrical engineer, Mr. Fitzgerald had been employed with Microsemi in Lawrence, Mass., for more than 40 years.

A resident of Nashua since 1972, he previously made his home in Carle Place, Long Island, N.Y., for many years. In his leisure time, Patrick was an avid reader, and enjoyed golfing and taking long walks. Patrick was a devout Catholic and a communicant of St. Christopher Church.

Family members include his wife, April (Geer) Fitzgerald; his six children and their spouses, Brendon and Anthonicia Fitzgerald of Beverly Hills, Calif., Damien Fitzgerald of Hanover, Md., Patricia and Mark Dwyer of Merrimack, Adrian and Michelle Fitzgerald of Cary, N.C., and Edmon Fitzgerald of Hudson, and the late Christian Fitzgerald and his wife, Melissa Fitzgerald of Chesterfield, Va.; three step-children and their spouses, Eric and Diane Hinckley, Lyle Hinckley and Dawn Griska, and Jean-Louis and Sarah Cormier; his former wife, Catherine Fitzgerald of Nashua; 19 grandchildren; a brother, William Fitzgerald and his wife Jean of South Carolina; sister-in-law, Frances Fitzgerald of New City, N.Y.; brother-in-law, Ralph Heineman of Plainview, Long Island, N.Y.; nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents and son, Patrick was predeceased by two brothers, Joseph and Kevin Fitzgerald; two sisters, Mary Heineman and Margaret Rooney; and a daughter-in-law, Patty Fitzgerald.

SERVICES: Calling hours are Tuesday, April 16, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Farwell Funeral Home, 18 Lock St., Nashua.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday, April 17, at 11:30 a.m. from St. Christopher Church, 62 Manchester St., Nashua. Friends are invited to attend and will gather at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The PLUS Company, 19 Chestnut St., Nashua, NH 03060.

Farwell Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. (603) 882-0591. www.farwellfuneralservice.com.

Farwell Funeral Service, Inc. 18 Lock Street Nashua, NH 03060-2218 (603) 882-0591

Published in Union Leader on Apr. 16, 2019


Fitzgerald, Patrick John [MC???? RIP]

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

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Dear John,

I believe that Patrick is a member of the Class of 1954.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Fitzgerald, Patrick John [MC1954 RIP]

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JOBIT: McNamara, Thomas Francis [MC1949 RIP] 2019-Apr-13



Thomas Francis McNamara
(1928 - 2019)

Thomas Francis McNamara, Ph.D, 91, died peacefully on Saturday evening, April 13, 2019. He was born on January 26, 1928 in Brooklyn, NY, son of Thomas and Georgeanna Costello McNamara.

Dr. McNamara served in the US Army during the Korean War. Following his military service, he received a BS degree from Manhattan College, a MA from Hofstra University and a PhD from Catholic University of America. He was a scientist who held 19 U.S. Patents and following a career with Warner Lambert Company, he became a Dean and Professor at SUNY Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. McNamara was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Ann McNamara who died in 2002, his parents, a brother, Raymond McNamara, and a son, Thomas McNamara.

He is survived by a son and three daughters, Michael McNamara and his wife, Lesli of Charlotte, Mary Ward and her husband, Ron of Burke, VA, Carolyn Pierce and her husband, Kelvin of Heuvelton, NY and Georgina Cranston and her husband, Michael of Greencastle, PA; grandchildren, Brian, Kevin and Laura McNamara, Virginia, Amanda and James Ward, Reginald, Conner, Reilly, Carter, Maureen, Meaghan and Michael Pierce and Emma and Bridgette Cranston; two great-grandchildren, Lucas Shah and Etta Proctor; and a brother, Edward McNamara and his wife, Mary Ann of Lynbrook, NY .

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Noon on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 7095 Waxhaw Highway, Lancaster, SC. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6:00 until 7:30 at Kenneth Poe Services in Charlotte.

Burial will be in the Holy Rood Cemetery in Westbury, NY on Saturday, April 27, 2019.

Memorials may be sent to the donor's choice in memory of Dr. McNamara.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at www.kennethpoeservices.com.

Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service 1321 Berkeley Ave. Charlotte, NC 28204 704-641-7606

Published in Charlotte Observer on Apr. 16, 2019


McNamara, Thomas Francis [MC???? RIP]

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

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Dear John,

              I believe that Thomas is a member of the Class of 1949.

                    May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McNamara, Thomas Francis [MC1949 RIP]

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JOBIT: Malizia, Carol Ann [MC???? RIP] 2019-Apr-13



Carol Ann Malizia
April 13, 2019
Newburgh, New York

Carol passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2019.

Carol was a resident of Newburgh, New York at the time of passing.

Carol Ann was born at West Point, NY, graduated from Newburgh Free Academy, and she received her secondary education in Pre-Med with a specialization in Sports Injuries from the College of Mount Saint Vincent and Manhattan College.

To honor Carol Ann's wishes, her loving husband shared with her his commitment to have a private funeral service, followed in the next few weeks with a public "Celebration of Life" gathering.

She received numerous accolades and awards throughout her career with the most recent being the Athena International award in 2018 for her collective, steadfast contributions to the community.


Malizia, Carol Ann [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.tributes.com/condolences/leave_memory/107024882

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The ATHENA Awards program was introduced to the Rochester community in 1987 by Rochester Chamber in partnership with its affiliate, the Women's Council.

The ATHENA Award®

The internationally-recognized ATHENA Award® Program was founded in 1982 in Lansing, Michigan by ATHENA International Founder Martha Mertz. The award was originally established to honor the achievements of exceptional women leaders. And more importantly, it was established to inspire others to achieve excellence in their professional and business lives.


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Dear John,

I do not find anything in my 'stuff' for Carol Ann.

(I suspect that she received her degree from Mt St Vincent’s while also taking classes at Manhattan.)

May she Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for two and Happy Easter to all


Good Afternoon All,

A Happy Easter to each of you and your Families as we Celebrate Jesus' Resurrection and are thankful for His Sacrifice for us as we gather through His Passion, Death and Resurrection. Thank you all for your passion and commitment as part of our Prayer Group. You have done so much for so many.

Peggy and I and our Family thank you for your prayers, kind words and thoughts. My Sister-in-Law, Eileen is recovering from her Auto Accident and Pneumonia. She thanks you for your prayers.

My Sister-in-law, Joann is so grateful for your prayers. On April 17, 2019, she and my Brother-in-law, Ed, not only celebrated their Anniversary but they were told by the MDs of Joann's clean bill of health regarding her recent surgeries for Lung Cancer. When Joann went in to Sloan Kettering for her Surgery, one of the last things she asked was to make sure she had been placed once again on our prayer list. Over several years Joann and her Family have been so thankful for your prayers.

Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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


Good Afternoon All,

Mike McEneney asks for our prayers for a good Friend of Mike's Daughter, Teri Johnson '81. Carilyn O'Toole suffered a serious Stroke and needs our prayers. We pray for Carilyn and her Family. We pray that the Doctors are able to bring her through this Stroke and that there are no side effects or further medical or physical issues and that her recovery is swift and complete. Praise God. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JOBIT: Mazza, Joseph "Joe” Michael [MC???? RIP] 2019-Apr-14



Joseph Mazza
1933 - 2019

West Haverstraw - Joseph "Joe" Michael Mazza of West Haverstraw, NY, 85 years old, passed away peacefully on April 14, 2019.

Joe was a lifelong resident of West Haverstraw. He was born on April 20, 1933 to Michael and Mary Mazza. He graduated from Haverstraw High School and furthered his education by graduating from Manhattan College. He married the love of his life, Doris and they raised two boys together.

Joe enjoyed his business at Mazza's Auto Parts, baseball, basketball, golf, cars and his martini. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinal, New York Giants and Yankee fan. His greatest joys came from the time he spent with his loving grandson Tyler talking sports, rehashing stories of his life, taking car rides past the Hudson River and the golf course, riding with Tyler as he played golf, and teaching him all that he knew, but most of all just being together.

He is survived by his grandson Tyler, sons Kyle and Todd, and his sister Charloette Sopko. He was predeceased by his loving wife. He will be missed by all who knew him.

There will be a Memorial Gathering to celebrate Joe's life at the Sonoma Grille, 100 Thiells Mt. Ivy Road, Thiells, NY will on Saturday, April 27TH from 2-4 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or American Heart Association.
Published in the The Journal News from Apr. 19 to Apr. 20, 2019


Mazza, Joseph "Joe” Michael [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Mazza, Joseph "Joe” Michael [MC1956 RIP]

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JEMAIL: Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1957) has an Easter message for all


Dear Friends of Addis Hope,

I hope this finds you and your loved ones doing well. As for me, I recall in my 2017 Easter message that it was written from Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft, NJ where I was recovering from a bout with pneumonia. Well, unfortunately, this 2019 message is also written from the same location after having two more bouts in the intervening years. While I have been told that I cannot return to Ethiopia, a beloved country where I first arrived fifty years ago, I am still able to maintain contact through social media.

As I mentioned in other communications, our Addis Hope classrooms were illegally knocked down to make room for government structures. Numerous court appearances to seek redress were spectacularly unsuccessful. My Lasallian colleague, Ruth Girmay, is now producing leather goods with the idea of eventually training street mothers so that the income they receive can help feed their families and send their children to school.

Space allows only this very brief description of our current situation in the hope that your continued support will allow the Addis Hope program to serve the marginalized whom we first began assisting in 1991.

At the risk of sounding immodest, my feelings today may resemble “The Man in the Arena," an address by Teddy Roosevelt to university students.

May you have a blessed Easter (Melkam Fassika !!!)

Brother Gregory Flynn (Jack)

Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1957)

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MNEWS: Alma Mater gets a nod for coaching T&F



Welsh, Tobin to be honored at The Run For Your Coach 5K on May 4 at Clove Lakes
Updated Apr 19, 7:11 PM; Posted Apr 19, 9:32 AM

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Tobin, who coached legends Artie Evans, Pete Whitehouse and Joe Ferrante, credits Brother John Siegler and Brother Clementian Francis for his success. “Brother John was a nationally-ranked steeplechaser who was very well respected for his knowledge of track and field,” said Tobin. “Brother Clementian was the founder of cross-country at St Peter’s and was also very influential at Manhattan College.”

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JNEWS: Abplanalp, John [MC1980] founded Tight Lines Advisors LLC



John Abplanalp Contributes Entrepreneurial Experience to Fordham…
By PRWeb
- April 18, 2019
- in News

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John Abplanalp is the former CEO and President of Precision Valve Corporation. During his tenure there, John successfully led the transformation of the company into an effective and efficient global supply chain management system for the manufacture and assembly of more than 30 billion parts annually.

A hands-on leader, John learned from the bottom up during his 35-year career in manufacturing. He founded Tight Lines Advisors LLC to utilize his extensive experience in the manufacturing industry and assist companies in improving their operational performance.

John has served on the Executive Board of the Consumer Specialty Products Association from 2002 to 2015 and as their Chairman and Assistant Treasurer. He received his MBA from Fordham University and undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Manhattan College.

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Abplanalp, John [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1980.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Abplanalp, John [MC1980]

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ENDNOTE: Things we need to separate from the State



Stossel: Enough Crony Capitalism!
Published on Apr 9, 2019
Established businesses, like Facebook, use government to limit competition.

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Kiss the “ring” of politicians and bureaucrats.

“Crony Capitalism comes from the government regulating businesses."

Another thing to add to my list of “Things we need to separate from the State”.

“Business”, “Education”, “Agriculture”, “Medicine”, “Pharma”, “Charity”, etc. etc. etc.


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