JASPER JOTTINGS Week 23- 2009 June 06

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



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POSITRACTION: Man, 70, drowns saving two


Man, 70, drowns saving two boys in rip current
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Sunday, April 26, 2009

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POMPANO BEACH — A 70-year-old man drowned in the ocean Saturday while rescuing two young boys who got caught in a rip current and rough surf off Pompano Beach, officials said.

Charles Schulze carried the two boys, ages 9 and 12, almost to shore in the 1200 block of South Ocean Boulevard.

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[JR: Greater love hath no man … …]

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    * Posted on: Sun, May 31 2009 12:37 PM

JFound: Powers, James Matthew [MC1965]


PROFILE: James Matthew Powers

OCCUPATION: neuropathologist, educator, researcher

BORN: Cleveland, September 15, 1943


BS in Biology, Manhattan College, 1965

MD, Medical University South Carolina, Charleston, 1969


Diplomate in anatomic pathology and neuropathology Am. Board Pathology.


Director electron micros. laboratory VA Hospital, Charleston, 1973-76; assistant professor pathology Medical University South Carolina, 1973-76, associate professor pathology, 1976-80, professor pathology, 1980-88; vice chairman department pathology Columbia College Physicians and Surgeons, New York City, 1989-92; professor, director neuropathology University Rochester, 1992-2005, associate chair of education, 1994-97, director residency training program, 1994-2003, professor pathology and laboratory medicine

Career Related

Secretary Biological Stain Commission, 1994-2001

Creative Works

Author: (practice guidelines) Archives Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, 1995, Greenfield’s Neuropathology, 2002; member editorial bd.: Human Pathology, 1991-2005, Brain Pathology, 1995-2000, Acta Neuropathologica, 1995-2005, Biotech. and Histochemistry, 1994-2001, Modern Pathology, 1996-2004, Neurology, 1999-2004, Am. Journal Surgical Pathology, 1999-2005, Journal Neuropath. Experimental Neurology, 2000-06; contributor chapter to book, articles to professional journals


Member International Society Neuropathology (vice president 1994-97), Am. Association Neuropathologists (president 1993, Moore award 1975, 76, 77, 81, Lifetime Achievement award for Meritorious Contbns. to Neuropathology 2007), US-Can. Academy Pathology.


Son of Alfred Patrick and Margaret Anne (Gunther) P.; Married Karen P. Smith, 1983; children: Kristin, Scott, Conor.


Office: U Rochester Sch Medicine and Dentistry Box 626 601 Elmwood Ave Rochester New York 14642

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Powers, James Matthew [MC1965]

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    * Posted on: Sun, May 31 2009 10:12 PM

JObit: Cocozziello, Victor [MC1951]

[JR: Grace Feeney (MCstf) messaged me: "Attached find article/obituary for Victor Cocozziello Class of 1951. Victor was a frequent attendee at our S.I Manhattan College Club breakfast. "]

[JR: Attached was as followed below that was xeroxed from the paper. I went to Legacy which had.]

Victor A. Cocozziello

Victor A. Cocozziello of Bay Terrace on May 28, 2009. Beloved husband of Margaret (Honey). Devoted father of Joanne Grippo, Marie (Ria) Cicero, and Jack Cocozziello. Cherished grandfather of seven. Fond brother of Albert. Reposing at Colonial Funeral Home, 2819 Hylan Blvd., corner of Tysens Lane. Mass Tuesday 9:15 A.M. St. Charles RC Church. Visiting hours Sunday and Monday 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. www.colonialfuneralhomesi.com www.SILive.com/obits

[JR: But where was the long version that allowed Grace to scoop me? The SILIVE site pointed to Legacy. Digging around the website I found it. BUT, (there is always a big butt), it appears that Legacy is not getting the full obit and Google isn't indexing all the pages. So we need eyeballs.]

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Victor Cocozziello, 79
by Staten Island Advance
Sunday May 31, 2009, 5:05 AM

Retired lawyer, former prosecutor was active in Republican party

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Victor A. Cocozziello, 79, of Bay Terrace, a retired lawyer and former prosecutor, died Thursday in Staten Island University Hospital, Ocean Breeze.

Born and raised in Manhattan, Mr. Cocozziello settled in Bay Terrace in the 1970s.

He was a graduate of St. Anthony’s Elementary School, Manhattan, where he met his future wife, Margaret (Honey) Robertelli. Mr. Cocozziello later graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx, Manhattan College and Fordham University Law School, Manhattan.

Mr. Cocozziello began his legal career in 1954 as an assistant district attorney in the Homicide Division of the Manhattan district attorney’s office.

He later left that office to become a lawyer for the New York State Racing and Wagering Board, before retiring in the 1990s.

Mr. Cocozziello was very active in the Republican Party on Staten Island and after his retirement, worked for the late Republican state Sen. John Marchi.

He also worked tirelessly for the Goodhue Center of the Children’s Aid Society, New Brighton, as well as the Staten Island Zoo.

Highly intelligent, Mr. Cocozziello was an avid reader of newspapers and current events. He also was a devoted family man.

Mr. Cocozziello was a parishioner of St. Charles R.C. Church, Oakwood.

“He was always the consummate gentleman,” said his spouse of 57 years, Margaret.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, Margaret, are his son, Jack Victor; two daughters, Marie Cicero and Joanne Grippo; his brother, Albert, and seven grandchildren.

The funeral will be Tuesday from the Colonial Funeral Home, New Dorp, with a mass at 9:15 a.m. in St. Charles Church. Arrangements include cremation.

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    * Posted on: Tue, Jun 2 2009 9:39 PM

JObit: Zauner, Nicholas Joseph [MC1951]


Nicholas Joseph Zauner
Sept. 10, 1927 – June 2, 2009

Nicholas Joseph Zauner, 81, of Venice, formerly of St. James, N.Y., died June 2, 2009.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m and from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Lemon Bay Funeral Home, Venice Chapel. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Venice Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include Katherine, his wife of 54 years; sons Thomas J. of Wilton, N.Y., John F. of Newnan, Ga., James of Princeton, N.J., and Peter T. of Boca Raton; a daughter, Mary Beth Faroudi of Venice; 15 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

A modest man, Mr. Zauner was a wonderful husband and father, and had a reputation for being a good and faithful friend, always there for anyone who needed him. In his earlier years he served as chairman of the science department for Smithtown High School in New York, where a science scholarship has been established in his name.

He was also a much-loved basketball, baseball, track, and soccer coach and referee in New York. Being an exceptional athlete himself, Nicholas was All City Horseshoe Champion in New York City at the age of 17.

A member of the New York State Teachers’ Union, Mr. Zauner received his Bachelor of Science degree from Manhattan College and earned his Master of Science from NYU, where he also served as an instructor.

He retired in 1991, moving to Venice with his wife, Katherine, in 1995. He sang in the church choir in St. James, New York, for 27 years, carrying on the tradition at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Venice for an additional 14 years.

In his spare time, Mr. Zauner enjoyed golfing and membership in the ROMEOs and NOVA.

He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

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Zauner, Nicholas Joseph [MC????]  

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/oe8nzl

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Dear John,

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

   May He Rest In Peace.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

Zauner, Nicholas Joseph [MC1951]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Jun 4 2009 9:15 AM

JEmail: McFadden, Michael J. (MC1973) has some notes

I haven’t written in a while here (as you can probably tell by the fact that I’m sending it to THREE possible addresses for you! LOL!) Most of the time when I appear in the news and such they don’t mention my educational background so I don’t usually feel it’s appropriate for our circle here, but I’d like to share two things that just came in today. :)

First of all is the VERY nicely positive review of “Dissecting Antismokers’ Brains” in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. I think that’s the first review I’ve gotten in an actual medical journal! See journal page #63 (link page 3) at:


Secondly, I’ve been working hard the last few weeks to expose the shenanigans behind a study just out of Ohio State U and U of Minnesota and today the U of Minn newspaper editorial board picked up on my efforts and ran a major editorial on it. See my response below it and link as well. :)


Soooo…. that’s what’s been keeping me busy. And I always look forward to getting my Jottings every week. Just wish there were a few more folks from ‘70 to ‘77 active in there!

Oh! And if there are any Jaspers out there who like politically oriented science fiction, have either a Kindle or an I-Phone, and would like to help a Jasper with neither…. :> I’ve written a novelette currently sold on Kindle/IPhone by the title of “TobakkoNacht!” It’s for sale for $1.35 (bundled with some other writings as well) and I’ve gotten one piece of feedback that it has formatting problems. If anyone is up for downloading it and giving me an idea of WHAT those problems are so that I can fix them I’d be eternally grateful! http://www.amazon.com/TobakkoNacht-The-Story/dp/B001O0ED0S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1229673890&sr=8-1



Michael J. McFadden
Class of ‘73
Peace Studies / Psychology Major
Author of “Dissecting Antismokers’ Brains”
General Roundabout Social Activist… {Still! LOL!}

Canti loper at aol dot com

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McFadden, Michael J. (MC1973)

[JR: (1) Always glad to hear from our fellow Jaspers. Nice to have something to put up on Jottings other than obits. And, all three emails work. I try to be easy to reach. (Liberal Arts guys confuse SO easily.) Yell at your 70-77 comrades; I'll push just about anything. Anything that meets our "strict" editorial standards. (We'll know it when we see it?) (2) Congrats on being "journalized". Guess that makes you a legit source of wisdom. (3) Ahh a real muckraker. (4) Congrats. On the Amazon listing. And, on writing books in general. I have a new found respect for the effort it takes. Kindle would be a great place for "Church" due to its length. (5) Social Activist? Is that like "community organizer" rofl. (6) Thanks for the material. fjohn68]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Jun 4 2009 9:41 AM

JEmail: Blocker, Bernadette (MCstf) has a job letter

Dear Alumni,

I am forwarding job and career related information. I will generally send all that I receive to everyone on my list. Please disregard if uninterested.

Have a great afternoon!


Bernadette Blocker
Recruitment Coordinator
Center for Career Development
Manhattan College
bernadette dot blocker at manhattan dot edu

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Blocker, Bernadette (MCstf)

[JR: A source of job information.]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Jun 4 2009 8:09 PM

JEmail: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) updates two stories

Dear John,

>JObit: Curry, John Patrick [MC????]

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

May He Rest In Peace.

>JFound: Burnham, Geoffrey [MC????] at 2009 NECINA Annual Meeting

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


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Jun 4 2009 11:27 PM

JEmail: McCarra-Fitzpatrick, MaryAnn (MC1989) does poetry

“MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick (1989, Arts and Sciences) has uploaded another poetry reading to YouTube. This may also be viewed via the “video bar” on her blog, McCarra/Poetry or on her Facebook page.”


MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick

Mount Vernon, NY 10552-1826



Poetry podcasts hosted by Podbean.com: http://maryannmccarrafitzpatrick.podbean.com

See my listing in the ArtsWestchester Artist Directory:


Read my articles!!!






Now with new and updated links!!!



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[JR: She has more places on the web than I do. :-) All free!]

McCarra-Fitzpatrick, MaryAnn (MC1989)

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    * Posted on: Thu, Jun 4 2009 11:34 PM

JUpdate: Conigliaro, Joseph (MC1977)

Conigliaro, Joseph (MC1977)

Bridgeport / Stamford, CT
Relationship Status:   Married
Looking For: Networking
Political Views: Republican Party
Religious Views: Conservative Catholic
College: Manhattan College ‘77
High School: Saint Francis Seminary ‘73
Employer: PippoProducts.com

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    * Posted on: Fri, Jun 5 2009 7:40 AM

Comment on JEmail: McCarra-Fitzpatrick, MaryAnn (MC1989) does poetry 

By MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick

Many thanks.

Yes, all the sites are free……probably has something to do with my Scots-Irish ancestry!!

Hope you have a great weekend…..

all best,

MaryAnn (McCarra-Fitzpatrick) 1989

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    * Posted on: Fri, Jun 5 2009 8:18 AM

ENDNOTE: Condemning porn for non-religious reasons


The Problem With Porn
May 11, 2009

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The Ways in Which Porn Saps Your Manliness

1. It objectifies women.

2. It supports a filthy industry

3. It will mess with your expectations of sex

4. It creates a cycle that diminishes your sexual pleasure

5. It saps your manly confidence

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It takes your time and attention away where it should be. It’s a quadrant 4 “Neither Urgent; nor important” (i.e., time wasting) activity. One of the few things that I can think of that goes into that quadrant.

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    * Posted on: Sat, June 6 2009 8:37 PM

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"Bon courage a vous tous"

"Dona Nobis Pacem"