JASPER JOTTINGS Week 32 - 2019 Aug 11

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



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POSITRACTION: Two young ladies return a wallet intact and demonstrate heartwarming honesty



Year Might Have Begun Horribly for Disabled Vet Who Lost His Wallet—Now He’s Looking for Two Hero Kids
By Good News Network - Jan 12, 2019

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When Marc Walsh lost his wallet, he thought it was gone forever.

Because Walsh is a disabled veteran, it’s hard for him to find work – so when his wallet fell out of his pocket at the grocery store, he was understandably distraught.

His wallet, storing his credit cards and IDs, also contained hundreds of dollars in cash, which is why he was stunned when all of it was returned intact by two pint-sized Good Samaritans.

One day later, Walsh’s roommate called the Detroit veteran and told him the store’s security footage showed two kids earnestly returning the wallet with everything still inside.

“I pulled over on the side of the road and started crying I was so happy,” Walsh told FOX 2. “When I went back to look at the video, I was just completely shocked to see two kids that age being the ones to return it. Honestly it’s just really truly heartwarming.”

Walsh is now searching for the kids so he can thank them and offer a reward for their honesty.

UPDATE (24 hours later): Watch the reunion that happened on Saturday by the local news channel who found the 14-year-old Vincent sisters and set up a meeting between the overjoyed veteran and the delighted teens.

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No good deed goes unnoticed.  And, it teaches a lesson about the basic good in people. The fact, that these young ladies are black and the man is white, should be a lesson in the real state of race relations in the USA imho.  These honest young people deserve to be celebrated. It certainly says a lot about their families and their upbringing. 

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COMMENT: Smith, Frank [MC1970] wonders what might have been


If that particular pope had died, then perhaps all those pervert priests and criminal bishops might not have destroyed the lives of all those innocent children.

Frank Smith '70 Arts

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[JR: One never knows what might have been.  We may only know what has happened and have to deal with reality.]

Smith, Frank [MC1970]

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JUPDATE: Gallagher, Edward [MC1985] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


JLINKEDIN: Gallagher, Edward [MC1985] Dir @ PayPal


Gallagher, Edward [MC????]
Director at PayPal
Rutherford, New Jersey 500+ connections Contact info

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Gallagher, Edward [MC1985]

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JFACEBOOK: Bradley, Jennifer [MC????] weds



Bradley, Jennifer [MC????]

Executive Sous Chef at Pier Sixty, The Lighthouse & Current
Studied at Manhattan College
Lives in New York, New York
From New Milford, Connecticut

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JNEWS: Lawler, Andrew [MC????] SE Regional Partner @ Cornerstone Companies



Cornerstone Names Partner
Posted: Aug 05, 2019 12:22 PM EDT
By Theresa Wells-Ditton, Coordinating ProducerConnect
Cornerstone Companies has named Andrew Lawler the firm's newly appointed
southeast regional partner in Charlotte, North Carolina. He previously
served as senior partner for healthcare development there with The Keith
Corporation. Lawler has more than 25 years of experience in
development, investing, consulting, planning and construction of public
and private healthcare facilities. He attended Manhattan College, where
he graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Civil Engineering.

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Lawler, Andrew [MC????]

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JOBIT: Cummings, Dennis Paul [MC1961 RIP] 2019-Aug-02



Dennis Paul Cummings
1940 - 2019

Yonkers - Dennis Paul Cummings, PhD of Yonkers, formerly of West Haven, CT, passed away on August 2, 2019. Born in Yonkers on April 19, 1940 and the son of the late Genevieve (nee Franck) and Paul Cummings. Survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Robert Carlson and 3 nieces, Laurie Scuderi, Karen Lizzo, Kristie Carlson and their children, Emma and Matthew Lizzo , Jack and Luke Colvin and a number of wonderful cousins.

Dennis graduated from St. Denis School, Cardinal Hayes HS and did his under graduate studies at Manhattan College and graduate studies in microbiology at St. John's University where he held a teaching assistantship and a research fellowship.

During his career in Pharmaceutical Microbiology he worked for Miles Laboratories and Bayer Laboratories in West Haven, CT, the Environmetics Division of Idexx Laboratories in Branford, CT and Sheffield Pharmaceuticals in New London, CT.

Reposing Wednesday 4pm -8 pm at Riverdale-on-Hudson Funeral Home, 6110 Riverdale Ave., Bx, NY. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday 9:45 am at St. Margaret of Cortona Church, 6000 Riverdale Ave., Bx. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
Published in the The Journal News on Aug. 6, 2019


Cummings, Dennis Paul [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

               I believe that Dennis is a member of the Class of 1961.

                    May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Cummings, Dennis Paul [MC1961 RIP]

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JOBIT: Narciso, Giovanni [MC1988 RIP] 2019-Jul-31



Giovanni Narciso
October 19, 1966 - July 31, 2019
Bronx, New York

Giovanni was born on October 19, 1966 and passed away on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.

Giovanni was a resident of Bronx, New York at the time of passing.

He attended Mt. St. Michael Academy, graduating in 1984 and then went
to Manhattan College graduating in 1988 with a Business Degree.


Narciso, Giovanni [MC1988 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.tributes.com/condolences/leave_memory/107365332

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JNEWS: Lawler, Michael [MC2009] #32 / 50 political consultants in NY



Michael Lawler of Pearl River, selected as one of the top 50 political consultants in NY by City & State
August 6, 2019 By Rockland Report Editor

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Lawler, grew up in Nanuet before moving to Suffern. He is a graduate of Suffern High School and Manhattan College. In 2014, he managed the gubernatorial campaign of Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino against incumbent Andrew Cuomo. He is now a partner at the political consulting firm – Checkmate Strategies . Locally, he serves as the Chairman of the Orangetown Republican Committee.

“It’s an honor to be recognized as one of the top 50 political consultants in New York State. Over the past decade, I’ve dedicated myself to electing Republican candidates for public office here in New York and in states across the country who are committed to serving the people they represent and fighting for a smaller, more responsible government. I’m proud of the work our firm has done to promote Republican principles and stand up against the progressive, socialist agenda that will destroy America.” said Michael Lawler.

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Lawler, Michael [MC????]

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Dear John,

                I believe that Michael is a member of the Class of 2009.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Lawler, Michael [MC2009]

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JOY: Marie, Christina [MC2011] took out a "Marriage License"



Christina Marie is with Nino Peter.
Yesterday at 12:29 PM  
Marriage License ✅!!! One step closer to the BIG day ♥️♥️#46daystogo#misstomisuraca#engaged

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Marie, Christina [MC2011]

[JR: As a little L libertarian, she doesn’t need the Gooferment’s permission to marry.  But I wish her all the best!]

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


Good Evening All,

I have just heard from Ed McEneney letting me know that Mike McEneney was taken to hospital on Monday with Chest pains and shortness of breath He was also experiencing some Kidney challenges. He is making solid progress with the treatment they have him on and may be discharged today, Thursday. Please raise the volume for this dear friend for a speedy and complete recovery. We need him back in our Starting Line Up. The McEneneys are grateful for your prayers. As Ed says, " Intercessery Prayer Works." Please keep those prayers coming. I will keep you posted as I hear from Ed. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JOBIT: Carroll, William “Bill” [MC1948 RIP] 2019-Aug-05



William Joseph Carroll
March 25, 1924 - August 5, 2019

William “Bill” Carroll, age 95, of Cypress, California, passed away peacefully August 5, 2019 surrounded by his family. Bill was born March 25, 1924 in Queens New York, the son of William and Grace McCormack Carroll. He was preceded in death by his parents, and younger brother Jack Carroll.

As a young man Bill attended St. Joan of Arc Catholic School in Queens and later Regis High School graduating in 1941. At the age 19 Bill enlisted in the U.S. Navy serving in both the European and Pacific theaters during World War II aboard the USS New Jersey and later on the Prince William. After serving his country, Bill returned to his home city of New York where he attended Manhattan College on the GI Bill, graduating in 1948 with a degree in Electrical Engineering.

After graduating from college, Bill worked for various engineering firms in the New York area. This is when he met Trudy Van de Wetering, they were married on February 2, 1957 in New York, eventually moving to Long Island as they started their family where they enjoyed sailing the Long Island Sound and family ice skating adventures on St. John’s Pond. Bill worked as an engineer for Grumman Aerospace on Long Island until the family relocated to Orange County, California in 1972. He later went to work at North American Rockwell in Downey. Bill worked on the NASA Lunar Modular and later the Space Shuttle programs holding two U.S. government patents for his work on the space shuttle. Bill retired from Rockwell in 1986.

Upon his retirement, Bill and Trudy enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and abroad visiting Asia, South America, Africa, and Europe as owners of La Palma Travel. Bill was an active member of the Knights of Columbus, The Business Group of Los Alamitos and founding member and President of the La Palma Chamber of Commerce. In his spare time he also taught computer classes at Rockwell to young up and coming engineers.

Bill was an avid sailor (which he learned from reading books), a member of the Northport Yacht Club in Northport, NY and later the Seal Beach Yacht Club. He taught CCD classes in Huntington Station, NY and helped raise funds for Holy Family High School (now St. Anthony’s) walking door-to-door raising funds for a new school building. He was an active member and usher of St. Irenaeus Catholic Church in Cypress and later at parishioner at St. Hedwig in Los Alamitos.

Bill loved photography, taking classes at the local community college, winning a photography award from Cypress College for his work. In his spare time he loved reading his calculus books, spending hours in bookstores, telling memorable jokes and was a proud veteran of the U.S. Military.

Bill is survived by his wife of 62 years, Trudy Carroll; children Kathy Orr (Steve) of Seal Beach, Bill Carroll (Elena) of Rancho Mirage, Margee Drews (Karl) of Newport Beach, Cliff Carroll of Dallas, Texas and Linda Brown (Steve) of Rogers, Arkansas; 13 grandchildren (Carolyn, Dan, Kristin, Andrew, Michael, Ryan, Nick, Jack, Angie, Chase, Megan, Ashley and Bryce); 3 great-grandchildren (Evelyn, Genevieve and Iris), many nieces, nephews, family and friends and was a loved neighbor of Cypress since 1973.

Fair Winds and Following Seas

Luyben Dilday Mortuary (562) 425-6401
Friday August 9, 2019 , 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Luyben Dilday Mortuary Chapel
Friday August 9, 2019 , 6:30 PM at Luyben Dilday Mortuary Chapel
Saturday August 10, 2019 , 11:00 AM at St. Hedwig Church
Tuesday August 13, 2019 , 9:30 AM at Riverside National Cemetery


Carroll, William “Bill” [MC1948 RIP]

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

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JNEWS: Maguire, Joseph [MC1968] acting director of National Intelligence



President Trump names Irish American as acting director of National Intelligence
IrishCentral Staff
@IrishCentral Aug 09, 2019

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Irish American Joseph Maguire has been named as the acting director of National Intelligence, President Trump announced in a tweet on Thursday evening.

Read More: Is Trump our Ian Paisley, have the Troubles come to the United States?

On August 8, President Trump made the announcement in two tweets:

Trump’s announcement of Maguire’s nomination came only about an hour after he revealed that Sue Gordon, the current deputy director of National Intelligence, had resigned:

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Who is Joseph Maguire?

The National Counterterrorism Center, where Maguire is currently the director, writes: "The Honorable Joseph Maguire was sworn in as the sixth director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) Dec. 27, 2018. He previously served as NCTC’s Deputy Director for Strategic Operational Planning from 2007 to 2010 and represented the Center as a part of the National Security Council’s Counterterrorism Security Group."

"Prior to his confirmation, Maguire served as president and CEO of the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides college scholarships and educational counseling to the surviving children of fallen special operations personnel, and immediate financial grants to severely combat-wounded and hospitalized special operations personnel and their families. Prior to leading the foundation, he was a vice president with Booz Allen Hamilton."

"Maguire retired from the United States Navy in 2010 as a vice admiral, culminating a 36-year career as a naval special warfare officer. He commanded at every level, including the Naval Special Warfare Command."

"He earned his bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College and master’s in Scientific and Technical Intelligence from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. Maguire also served as a national security fellow at Harvard University."

Maguire is set to become acting director of National Intelligence on August 15.

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Maguire, Joseph [MC????]

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Dear John,

               I believe that Joseph Maguire is a member of the Class of 1968.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Maguire, Joseph [MC1968]

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ENDNOTE: Priests accused of sex abuse ... ...



Priests accused of sex abuse turned to under-the-radar group

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DRYDEN, Mich. (AP) — The visiting priests arrived discreetly, day and night.

Stripped of their collars and cassocks, they went unnoticed in this tiny Midwestern town as they were escorted into a dingy warehouse across from an elementary school playground. Neighbors had no idea some of the dressed-down clergymen dining at local restaurants might have been accused sexual predators.

They had been brought to town by a small, nonprofit group called Opus Bono Sacerdotii. For nearly two decades, the group has operated out of a series of unmarked buildings in rural Michigan, providing money, shelter, transport, legal help and other support to hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Catholic priests accused of sexual abuse across the country.

Again and again, Opus Bono has served as a rapid-response team for the accused.

When a serial pedophile was sent to jail for abusing dozens of minors, Opus Bono was there for him, with regular visits and commissary cash.

When a priest admitted sexually assaulting boys under 14, Opus Bono raised funds for his defense.

When another priest was criminally charged with abusing a teen, Opus Bono later made him a legal adviser.

And while powerful clerics have publicly pledged to hold the church accountable for the crimes of its clergy and help survivors heal, some of them arranged meetings, offered blessings or quietly sent checks to this organization that provided support to alleged abusers, The Associated Press has found.

Though Catholic leaders deny the church has any official relationship with the group, Opus Bono successfully forged networks reaching all the way to the Vatican.

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I doubt that this group is NOT receiving “under the table” support from the Church hierarchy.

If it can be proved, it’s a totally destroys the formal “Catholic Church”.

Right now, it’s more likely than not.

Add that to the Church hierarchy’s support of “socialism”, CINO politicians, all sorts of non-religious causes and it’s no wonder that it’s in decline.

One of the arguments on the Church’s infallibility in matters of faith and morals is that God would not permit His Church to err.  Maybe it’s not “God’s Church” after all.  We all should be embarrassed by it.

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