JASPER JOTTINGS Week 38 - 2009 September 20

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



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POSITRACTION: Africa presents such problems


Fighting blindness may prevent deaths in Ethiopia
Sep 1, 4:04 PM (ET)

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CHICAGO (AP) – An antibiotic widely used in Africa to treat eyesight-robbing infections seems to help prevent Ethiopian children from dying of other diseases. A study in Wednesday’s Journal of the American Medical Association suggests an unintended benefit from efforts to wipe out trachoma, the world’s leading preventable cause of blindness.

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We, The People, need a strategy for dealing with Africa, its poverty, and the challenge it represents.

Corrupt gooferment there makes everything we do problematic.

At the very least our gooferment should hold the various African gooferments accountable. That is, no goodies without genuine measurable progress.

It makes no sense to put “lipstick on pigs”.

Our gooferment should encourage, using the bully pulpit, NOT tax dollars, fundraising to cure this disease.

We have our own problems. But maybe our drug companies can hire some people to deal with the increased business.

Even though I’m unemployed, I’d kick in a C-note to eliminate this scourge.

Provide it was voluntary and we held their gooferment accountable.

I’m sure my fellow alums can figure out better strategies and tactics.

After all, I’m just an injineer.

Inspiring what we could accomplish if we had the right memes and paradigms.

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    * Posted on: Sun, Sep 13 2009 12:37 PM

JEmail: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) spots Keenan, John F. [MC1951] in the NYT

Dear John,

   Saturday’s, 9/12/09. Business Day section has a piece on the first page about the trial of the Case about Merck’s Bone Drug and the antics in the Jury room. The Judge presiding over that case is US District Court Judge, John Kennan, ‘51.



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Last week, Judge John F. Keenan asked jurors to decide whether Merck had been negligent in formulating the drug, whether the company failed to warn doctors of a known risk of the product, whether Fosamax was defective, and, if so, whether any of those situations directly caused her injury.

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[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. That's the difference between between automated searching and prople eyeballing the news.]

Keenan, John F. [MC1951]

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

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    * Posted on: Sun, Sep 13 2009 1:37 PM

JNews: DeAngelis, Michael [MC2004] passes PE


Rockland people in the news
September 13, 2009

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DeAngelis, Rosen get engineer license

CLARKSTOWN: Michael DeAngelis and Glenn Rosen, who are engineers at McLaren Engineering in West Nyack, have become fully licensed professional engineers after passing 16 hours of examinations administered by New York state. DeAngelis joined McLaren in June 2004 after graduating from Manhattan College with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering. He resides in Irvington. Rosen has been with McLaren since March 2008. He provides structural engineering services for the entertainment industry. Rosen is a graduate of the University of Miami and lives in Briarcliff Manor.

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DeAngelis, Michael [MC2004]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Sep 13 2009 2:37 PM

MNews: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) spots MC in a NYT obit

Dear John,

In Sunday’s NY Times at page 38 there is an Obituary for Lou Bender, Esq. Lou played basketball for Columbia in the early 1930’s. This was a time when College Basketball was brought into Madison Square Garden. Here is a quote from the obit:

“In January 1931, Mayor Jimmy Walker staged a fund-raising tripleheader at the Garden to raise money for unemployment relief. In one game, Manhattan defeated New York University, 16-14. In another, St. Johns defeated City College, 17-9, as a record 15,000 fans filled the Garden. In the other game, Columbia defeated Fordham, 26-18, as Bender led all scorers with 8 points. The event raised $22,000.”

Another piece of History that shows that Jaspers are willing to help others in need, when called upon.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. A great find. (My wife reads the obits a lot?) Interesting scores. Interesting how different times were back then. Demonstrates the value of eyes over Google!]

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

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    * Posted on: Mon, Sep 14 2009 7:10 AM

JNews: Meddaugh, Kristen [MC????] runs away with the 5K crown


Passarello breezes to Have A Heart 5K win
by George Kochman
Monday September 14, 2009, 10:00 AM

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The women’s winner was Kristen Meddaugh, who moved to the Island from upstate New York a month ago.

A former soccer player in high school, Meddaugh did not compete while a student at Manhattan College.

This was only her third race ever. “I thought I had started too quickly, but I felt amazing today.”

Meddaugh ran 23:08.6, beating Anna Welsh by exactly one minute. In third was Debra Mahr, who ran 25:31.6.

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Meddaugh, Kristen [MC????]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Sep 14 2009 5:32 PM

JEmail: Terry Ann Hickey about MObit: Ennis [MCxstf]

Re: MObit: Ennis, Teresa Mary O’Connell [MCxstf]

Thanks for your kind words about my mom. She loved working in the library for so many years. My dad was a proud alumnus of Manhattan and they were both faithful supporters.

Terry Ann Hickey

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    * Posted on: Mon, Sep 14 2009 5:40 PM

JUpdate: Barbieri, Raymond (MC1972)

Barbieri, Raymond (MC1972)

Human Resources Consultant & Executive Coach

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    * Posted on: Mon, Sep 14 2009 6:44 PM

JObit: Foley, Jack [MC1954 RIP]


Jack Foley, ex-Ward Melville High athletic director, dies
September 14, 2009

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His job was a labor of love, so when Jack Foley retired 19 years ago as athletic director at Ward Melville High School, everyone knew it would just be a new beginning for the longtime dean of administrators in Suffolk.

Foley, a longtime resident of East Setauket, died yesterday after a long illness. He was 76.

“He never stopped working,” West Islip athletic director Wayne Sherrant said. “After he retired, he has better attendance at our athletic director’s meetings than a lot of our ADs. He was a very big help to those coming in.”

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Foley, a former president of Section XI, is perhaps the most honored scholastic administrator in Long Island history with his inclusion in the Suffolk Hall of Fame, the NYSPHSAA Hall of Fame and the National Athletic Coaches Hall of Fame.

Foley essentially started interscholastic athletics at Ward Melville. After graduating from Manhattan College, Foley was hired as a physical education instructor in 1965. He quickly was promoted to athletic director.

“Everything that we have today, he started,” said Don Webster, a former athletic director at the school and now interim superintendent of the three Three Village school district. “He was interested in getting as many sports and kids interested as he was in winning and losing. He provided diverse opportunities for all the kids in our community.”

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Foley also is survived by his wife, Beverly, and five grandchildren. A wake will be held at Bryant Funeral Home in East Setauket tomorrow and Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral Mass will be offered Friday at 9:30 a.m. at St. James Roman Catholic Church. Burial will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hope House Ministries in Port Jefferson, the Special Olympics or the United Way.

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Foley, Jack [MC1965 RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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Dear John,

   I believe that John F. (Jack) Foley is a member of the Class of 1954, not 1965.

   May He Rest In Peace.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Foley, Jack [MC1954 RIP]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Sep 14 2009 10:33 PM
    * Updated: Wed, Sep 16 2009 6:22 AM

JObit: Cleary, Maurice Joseph [MC1940 RIP]


CLEARY, Maurice Joseph

Maurice Joseph Cleary, 92, of Granby, beloved husband of the late Anna T. (Dulak) Cleary, passed away on Monday, (September 14, 2009) at McLean Home in Simsbury.

Born and raised in Yonkers, NY, son of the late Patrick F. and Mary (Downey) Cleary, he moved to Granby in 1991. Maurice was a graduate of Manhattan College in the Bronx, NY, and was an accountant for Spence Chapin Services. He served his country as a fighter pilot in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II in the China Burma Theatre. Maurice was a communicant of St. Therese Roman Catholic Church in Granby.

He is survived by four sons, William J. Cleary and his wife Maria of Parsippany, NJ, Joseph M. Cleary and his wife Karen of Granby, Thomas F. Cleary of Londonderry, NH, and James A. Cleary and his wife Barbara of Hamilton, OH; eight grandchildren, Timothy, Gregory, Jeffrey, Desi, Katherine, Stephanie, Joanie and Emily Cleary.

His funeral will be held on Thursday, September 17, 10:15 a.m., from the Hayes-Huling & Carmon Funeral Home, 364 Salmon Brook St., Granby, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m., at St. Therese Church in Granby. Burial will follow in Granby Cemetery. His family will receive friends Wednesday, 4-7 p.m., at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Maurice may be made to McLean Home & Hospice, 75 Great Pond Rd., Simsbury, CT 06070. For on-line condolences, please visit www. carmonfuneralhome.com.

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Cleary, Maurice Joseph [MC???? RIP]  

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/pqjdl7

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Dear John,

   I believe that Maurice is a member of the Class of 1940.

   May He Rest In Peace.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

Cleary, Maurice Joseph [MC1940 RIP]  

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    * Posted on: Tue, Sep 15 2009 7:49 AM
    * Updated: Tue, Sep 15 2009 3:23 PM

JEmail: Colavita, Mike (MC1967) joins the email disribution

Hi John!

My name is Mike Colavita, BEE, 1967. I’m currently working as a contractor for Westinghouse Nuclear, as a Project Manager, in Pittsburgh.


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Colavita, Mike (MC1967)

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    * Posted on: Tue, Sep 15 2009 1:09 PM

JHQ: MC women’s basketball team 2009 Komen NYC Race for the Cure 5K

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RIVERDALE, N.Y. – On Sunday, Sept. 13, the Manhattan College women’s basketball team and coaching staff successfully completed the 2009 Komen NYC Race for the Cure 5K run in Central Park. The event is the largest annual fundraiser for the Greater New York City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. More than 25,000 people, including 1,600 breast cancer survivors, jammed Central Park and Central Park West for the 5K run/walk. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure or to make a donation, visit www.komennyc.org.

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[JR: I rarely cross post, but given the cause, maybe, the readership might like to exercise the moth!]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Sep 15 2009 8:06 PM

JFound: Ramos, Marcy [MC1969]


Marcy Ramos

September 15, 2009 · Posted in Speaker Bios

Marcy Ramos, Principal M. Ramos Associates, received a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from Manhattan College in 1969. That same year he joined the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as an Engineer. In 1977, he joined the WTC Planning Division as Project and Planning Engineer responsible for the integrity of the World Trade Center Mechanical Systems. In 1981 he opened M. Ramos Associates, to provide design services in Mechanical (HVAC), Fire Protection and Plumbing. Among his many credits are: Hit Factory Studios (NY) Stevie Wonder’s Wonderland, Def Jam (NY), The Manhattan School of Music; radio stations WNYC (NY) and WGNC (Cincinnati); Centel Video (Boston), and many residential and corporate environments.

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Ramos, Marcy [MC1969]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Sep 15 2009 8:49 PM

PRAYERSREQUESTED: That Jasper’s child

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The great news is that Dr. Steinherz came out to see us after the procedures and said that preliminarily, “Everything looks good!” We were delighted! :)   Thank you so much for your continued prayers – they mean so much!

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[JR: OK, the "sanitary injineers" prayer appeared to have worked. Now we need the ChemE's to pray for propofol to be extra effective. (I'm just making this up. I have no idea of anything after "looks good".) Seriously, with some many children sick, extra prayers are useful. As you can tell, I'm pulling for her. Anyone who likes bad jokes is worth it.]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Sep 15 2009 10:17 PM

JNews: Coyne, Shaun [MC1979] CA Insurance Fund CIO


State Fund Taps Shaun Coyne as Chief Information Officer
16.09.2009 | Author: admin | Posted in Home Equity Loans
State Fund Taps Shaun Coyne as Chief Information Officer

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SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ — State Compensation Insurance Fund today announced the selection of internationally respected technology professional Shaun Coyne as its new Chief Information Officer. Coyne will lead State Fund’s drive to build its Information Technology capabilities.

Coyne has 29 years of high-level experience in IT and has successfully integrated technology as a strategic business tool in large operations. Most recently he served for six years as Vice President and CIO of Toyota Financial Services in Torrance, California. In that position he successfully executed large-scale operational changes and strategies to drive financial improvements across a global IT department.

Prior to his tenure at Toyota, Coyne worked as a vice president and chief technology officer of General Electric (GE). At GE he oversaw systems development for retail financial services and capital real estate, and served a four-year stint in Tokyo heading up systems for GE’s Capital Global Consumer Finance unit. Earlier in his career he held executive systems positions with Chase Manhattan Bank and Citicorp/Citibank.

Coyne earned his BS in computer information systems and marketing from Manhattan College and received prestigious certifications in the Kaizen method of value-based management and the Six Sigma process, a disciplined, data-driven approach and methodology for eliminating defects.

As State Fund’s CIO, Coyne will lead the implementation of a comprehensive technology platform for the organization. Immediate goals include automating online quoting, developing business analytics, and modernizing key business functions.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Established in 1914 by the state legislature, State Fund is California’s largest provider of workers’ compensation insurance and a vital asset to California businesses. Completely self supporting, State Fund plays a stabilizing role in California’s economy by maintaining an open door policy that ensures that all employers have a strong and stable option for their workers’ compensation needs.

Source: State Compensation Insurance Fund

CONTACT: Jennifer Vargen of State Fund, +1-415-565-1065

Web Site: http://www.scif.com/

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Coyne, Shaun [MC????]

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Dear John,

   I believe that Shaun is a member of the class of 1979.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Coyne, Shaun [MC1979]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Sep 16 2009 4:21 PM
    * Updated: Fri, Sep 18 2009 1:30 PM

JFound: McCarra-Fitzpatrick, MaryAnn (MC1989) on You Tube


MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick (1989) made her first live broadcast on USTREAM.TV this morning. The recording of this broadcast is now available on YouTube.

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McCarra-Fitzpatrick, MaryAnn (MC1989)

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    * Posted on: Wed, Sep 16 2009 5:06 PM

JBlogger: Stagnaro, Melissa (MC1997) remembers being an MC RA


All the gory details

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I haven’t always been this way. I was once made of sterner stuff. As an R.A. in college I was the go-to girl when ever there was an incident on campus which required an unlucky someone to go to the hospital. It was such a frequent occurrence, that I knew which emergency room within a 20 minute or so radius of Manhattan College would have the shortest wait at any given time of day. The local ambulance crews and I were all on a first name basis.

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Stagnaro, Melissa [MC????]

[JR: As an ex-first responder, this was pretty funny! It’s amazing what people will tolerate by way of injury before they will go to the ER or the doc.]

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Dear Jasper MS: Last blog post was pretty funny. When I was on the first aid squad for 12 years, one of the duties of the “#3 Man” (often a woman or maybe a “cadet”) was to watch the various bystanders for “timbering”. :-) Like the “expectant father” in the delivery room. “TIM … BEEEERRRRRRR!” fjohn68

p.s., what is your class year?

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I graduated in 1997.

Melissa Stagnaro
Staff Writer
The Evening Sun

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Stagnaro, Melissa (MC1997)

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    * Posted on: Wed, Sep 16 2009 5:49 PM
    * Updated: Thu, Sep 17 2009 9:25 AM

JEmail: Ryan, Tim (MC1976) ids Phelan, Mark [MC1976]

Re: [Distribute_Jasper_Jottings] JASPER JOTTINGS Week 37 – 2009 September 13

>JNews: Phelan, Mark [MC1972] manage Columbus OH commercial re brokerage

John: Mark Phelan is a member of the Class of 1976. Tim Ryan

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Tim: Are you sure? You’re disputing the findings of my crack research staff (i.e., McEneney, Mike (MC1953)) ROFL, fjohn68

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John: Mark, aka Phase and I spent 4 years hanging out in the Quad…1972 – 1976. His wife Ellen and my wife Kate were classmates at CMSV class of 1977. Tim Ryan

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Poor, Mike, his eyes mist be deceiving him. :-) We’ll have to be gentle. Thanks, fjohn68

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Ryan, Tim (MC1976)

Phelan, Mark [MC1976]

[JR: We'll now have "tip jar" for Mike's new glasses. LOL, sorry Mike. You've been reversed on appeal! :-) (Mike's a lawyer. But a great guy otherwise.)]

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Dear John,

   Tim is correct! I guess that I do need those new glasses (or should clean the ones I have!).



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    * Posted on: Thu, Sep 17 2009 8:29 AM
    * Updated: Fri, Sep 18 2009 4:30 PM

JNews: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) ids Keenan, John [MC1951] in NYT

Dear John,

   Today’s (9/16/09) NY Times at page A18, under the National Briefing piece, reported that Judge John Keenan, ‘51 sentenced a convicted Al Qaeda supporter to Life in Prison, stating that he was “a clear threat to public safety”. It looks as if the Judge has been busy lately!


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. And, it sounds like he's defending us.]

Keenan, John [MC1951]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Sep 17 2009 8:34 AM

JNews: Brennan, Sean [MC????] leaks MC BB sched


September 17, 2009 4:17 PM By Sean Brennan
Sneak peek at Manhattan hoops schedule

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Manhattan is all but set to release its 2009-2010 hoops schedule this week but we thought we’d give you a quick sneak peek before it gets its official stamp of approval. There are no times yet on the MAAC conference games and a couple of dates – if any – may be switched. We’ll let you know if that happens.

Wed. 4th – Green & White game
Sat. 7th – KEAN, 4:00
Tue. 10th – MERCY, 7:00
Sat. 14 – vs. NJIT, 2:00
Wed. 18th – at Princeton, 7:00
Sat. 21st – WILLIAM & MARY, 2:00
Mon. 23rd – FLORIDA ATLANTIC, 7:00
Wed. 25th – at American, 7:30
Sat. 28th – FORDHAM, 7:00

Fri. 4th – at Niagara
Sun. 6th – at Canisius
Wed. 9th – at Hofstra, 7:00
Sat. 12th – at Morgan State, 4:00
Sat. 19th – at LIU, 7:00
Wed. 30th – at Vanderbilt, 7:00

Sat. 2nd – at Marist
Mon. 4th – vs. RIDER
Fri. 8th – vs. ST. PETER’S
Sun. 10th – at Fairfield
Sat. 16th – CANISIUS
Mon. 18th – at Siena
Fri. 22nd – vs. IONA
Sun. 24th – vs. SIENA
Thur. 28th – at Rider
Sun. 31st – at St. Peter’s

Fri. 5th – vs. MARIST
Sun. 7th – vs. LOYOLA
Fri. 12th – at IONA
Mon. 15th – vs. FAIRFIELD
Sat. 20th – vs. BRACKETBUSTER
Fri. 26th – vs. NIAGARA
Sun. 28th – at Loyola

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Brennan, Sean [MC????]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Sep 18 2009 9:20 AM

JObit: Pryor, Robert J. [MC1943 RIP]


Robert J. Pryor

Robert J. Pryor, age 88, of Westwood Drive, passed away on Thursday morning, September 17, 2009, in Heritage Health Care Center, Utica. He had the comfort of his loving daughter at his side.

He was born on August 14, 1921, in Herkimer, son of the late John Bergen and Helen Hartnett Pryor. A lifelong Herkimer resident, he grew up on Henry Street in the shadows of St. Francis deSales Church, where he was first educated and was a graduate of Herkimer High School. He furthered his education, graduating from Manhattan College.

A veteran of World War II, he enlisted in the US Army in 1942 and served with the 4th Infantry Division. He participated in the D-Day Invasion of Normandy and was the recipient of the Purple Heart Award. He also received the American Service Medal, the European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal with the Bronze Arrowhead, Good Conduct and World War II Victory Medal. He was honorably discharged on December 27, 1945.

After his military service, he went back to college at Cornell University and Utica College. On November 30, 1946, he was united in marriage with the former Aileen Rycharski in St. Josephs Church, Herkimer. They shared a loving union of eighteen years until her passing on November 28, 1964. He later married Jeanne McGovern in July of 1967. She preceded him in death in 1982.

For thirty-two years, Mr. Pryor worked for the Utica Observer-Dispatch where he was a reporter and Regional Manager of the Herkimer office. He retired in October of 1981. He later worked as a Bailiff for the Herkimer County Court and retired from that position in 2005.

Bob had a strong belief in God and was a member of St Francis deSales Church, Herkimer. He had a strong sense of community and was a member and Past Exalted Ruler of Herkimer Lodge Elks #1439 B.P.O.E., where he was active with the annual New York State Softball Tournament. He was a member of American Legion Post #38, Herkimer, and VFW Post #1459, Herkimer, where he was awarded the Citizen of the Year Award. He was one of the founders of the Cavalcade of Music, was a member of the Herkimer Sesquicentennial committee, an active member of the Democratic Party, East Herkimer Fish and Game Club, the Polish Club, a fifty year member of the Fort Dayton Hook and Ladder, the Herkimer Rotary Club and annually served as an usher at the Fort Herkimer Thanksgiving Ecumenical Service.

In his leisure time, he enjoyed sports; he was a golfer and bowler as well as an avid New York Giants and Boston Red Sox fan. Mr. Pryor will always be remembered as a humble, intelligent and charitable gentleman.

He exemplified the virtues of integrity and devotion to duty in the discharge of his responsibilities as a newspaperman. For thirty-two years, Herkimer County readers saw their local government and events through his eyes. He was a leader in his community and accrued the respect of those he associated with in his many charitable endeavors. He was a friend to many and will be greatly missed.

Surviving him are his daughter, Kathleen and her husband, J. Michael Nasypany, of Herkimer; one son, Gary Ayers and his wife, Beth, of Houston, TX; a sister, Anne Pryor Jayne, of Ithaca; eight grandchildren, Aileen, Caitlin, Jerome and Matthew Nasypany, Jessica, Ryan, Ben and Lauren Ayers; several nieces and nephews, including a special nephew, Joel McGovern; and his lifelong close friend, Phil ODonnell.

Besides his parents and wives, Aileen and Jeanne, he was predeceased by two brothers, William Pryor and John E. Ted Pryor, and a daughter, Jeryl Lou Ayers.

Funeral from Fenner Funeral Home, Inc., 115 Court Street, Herkimer, on Monday at 9:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow in Saint Francis deSales Church, Herkimer, at 10:00 a.m. The Reverend Mark Cunningham, Pastor, will officiate. Interment with military honors will be in Calvary Cemetery. The family will be present in the funeral home to receive relatives and friends on Sunday from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. Expressions of sympathy may be made with memorial donations to the Mohawk Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross or the American Cancer Society. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Members of Herkimer Lodge #1439 B.P.O.E. are asked to meet at the funeral home on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. for ritualistic services. Members of Herkimer American Legion Post #38 are asked to meet at the funeral at 2:30 p.m. for their services. Members of Michael S. Pliseck VFW Post #1459 are asked to meet at the funeral home at 3:30 p.m. for their service.

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Pryor, Robert J. [MC???? RIP]  

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/r9uc5s

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Dear John,

   I believe that Robert is a member of the Class of 1943.

   May He Rest In Peace.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Pryor, Robert J. [MC1943 RIP]

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Dear John,

Even though the Obit reports that he enlisted in 1942, the college lists him the Class of 1943.


[JR: I'm sure that all sorts of "accomodations" were made and even inaccuracies crept in. It was a different age.]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Sep 18 2009 9:45 AM
    * Updated: Fri, Sep 18 2009 4:30 PM

JHQ: MC Marketing Club needs a guest speaker for 9/30

Linkedin Groups    September 17, 2009
Manhattan College Alumni Society

Looking for Speakers for the Manhattan College Marketing Club – F. John Reinke is starting us off on Sept 23. We need a speaker for Sept 30 -    0 comments »
Started by Carolyn Predmore, Professor at Manhattan College

Looking for Speakers for the Manhattan College Marketing Club – F. John Reinke is starting us off on Sept 23. We need a speaker for Sept 30 -
Welcome all to the first meeting of the Marketing Club for the Fall 2009 Semester.

We are lucky to have Mr. F. John Reinke as our speaker on Wednesday, September 23 in Room 307 DLS for our 3:30 pm meeting.We will have a few minutes before his arrival to go over news and business. Mr. Reinke will be speaking on Marketing Yourself for this Generation. There will be suggestions on actions you can take to get yourself noticed and time for questions.

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[JR: I might have chosen a different word other than "lucky". Maybe "inflicted"? ROFL. So anyone want to top my act on 9/30!]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Sep 18 2009 11:12 AM

JFound: Wiley, Mary [MC1978]


Wiley, Mary [MC1978]
Teacher, Mathematics at Millburn Middle School
Greater New York City Area

    * Teacher, Gifted and Talented Program at Montclair State University
    * Teacher, Mathematics at Glen Ridge Public Schools
    * Director,Sales and Marketing;Chemical Engineer at Simcon

    * Manhattan College

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    * Posted on: Fri, Sep 18 2009 9:42 PM

Comment on JFound: Trynosky, Steve (MC1968) remembers an MC prof

By SK Trynosky Sr.

Hi JR,

You are indeed a busy beaver though I have a bone to pick. You are the keeper of the M-Prep watch, but still do not seem to get alerted to events. Thanks to Don W. I was made aware of John Carey’s kind offer to host us all this coming week. Don was a bit surprised that {Privacy Shield Invoked} was still not on the list. Do me a boon if you can and add me to the list.



PS. Just got my MC alumni events update. I see that they now have an actual event for the class of ‘70 next reunion.Would that they did that for us last year. many were disappointed.

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    * Posted on: Sun, Sep 13 2009 12:34 PM

Comment on POSITRACTION: Africa presents such problems

By Ethnicsupplies

Yes I agree with you, throwing money at African governments without any form of checks and balances is futile. Someone needs to ensure that they are accountacble and above all that the money, if we must give it goes to those that most need

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    * Posted on: Mon, Sep 14 2009 5:57 AM

ENDNOTE: A new source of revenue form the alumni?

September 19, 2009


Alumni’s ashes: UF, FSU exploring, moving ahead with ‘columbariums’
Listen to this article or download audio file.Click-2-Listen
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Sunday, September 13, 2009

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Death may be final, but allegiance to the Gator Nation is forever.

Same goes for the ‘Noles.

And soon, die-hard fans of both the University of Florida and The Florida State University may be able to rest eternally at their beloved schools.

A new state law that went into effect July 1 allows Florida’s 11 public universities to build columbariums on their campuses for cremated remains.

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[JR: I guess this will set a new trend. Wonder if one would be permitted to make a respectful joke. I'm reminded of the John Wayne movie "Green Berets" where the Sergeant wants a WC named for him. I'd like to be under the carpet of the Engineering Dean's office. With a plaque that says: "Here lies fjohn68. He spent so much time ON the carpet. Only fair that he spend eternity under it." ROFL!]

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    * Posted on: Sat, Sep 19, 2009 6:37 PM

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"Bon courage a vous tous"

"Dona Nobis Pacem"