JASPER JOTTINGS Week 15 - 2010 April 11

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



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POSITRACTION: Save Cleveland or any large city


Reason Saves Cleveland with Drew Carey

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Reason Saves Cleveland With Drew Carey is an original Reason.tv documentary series that will air during the week of March 15-19. Featuring sitcom legend, Price Is Right host, and proud Clevelander Drew Carey, each 10-minute episode investigates and analyzes the problems that turned Cleveland from the nation’s sixth-largest city in 1950 into today’s “Mistake By The Lake.”

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[JR: In a positive and uplifting piece, Drew Carey takes us through an argument that Cleveland can be saved. How likely is it? It’s a positive call to arms for good people to do something to save what was once the fourth largest city in America. Too heroic a task for me, but is there still the American pioneer spirit? Time will tell.]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Apr 4 2010 12:37 PM

JLINKEDIN: D’Amico, Andrew [MC1983] Principal at Reunion Power LLC


D’Amico, Andrew [MC1983]
Principal at Reunion Power LLC
Greater New York City Area
Renewables & Environment

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    * Posted on: Sun, Apr 4 2010 1:37 PM

JEMAIL: Ello, George [MC1978] ided by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

JFOUND: Ello, George [MC1978] teaches Friday, 7 May 2010
2010 IEEE Long Island Systems, Applications and Technology Conference – Farmingdale State College
Speaker: Mr. George Ello, Division Manager, System Operations, National Grid Electric Services, LLC

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Dear John,

   I believe that George is a member of the Class of 1978.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Ello, George [MC1978]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Apr 4 2010 2:37 PM

JLINKEDIN: McNally, Edward [MC1989] President at Edward McNally Associates


McNally, Edward [MC1989]
President at Edward McNally & Associates
Owner, Edward McNally & Associates
Greater New York City Area

Summary: Executive recruiter in leveraged and structured finance for investment and commercial banks.

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    * Posted on: Mon, Apr 5 2010 6:07 AM

JOBIT: Ryan, Michael B. [MC1957 RIP]


Michael Ryan

PEORIA – Michael B. Ryan, 73, of Peoria, Ill., passed away at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 3, 2010, at OSF St. Clare Home.

He was born Aug. 20, 1936, in Chicago to Walter J. and Mary Beecher Ryan. He married Maria Chantal Wiesman on June 1, 1963, in Buffalo, N.Y. She survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Mary (Jeffery) Bolton and Catherine Cameron, both of Peoria; and one son, Matthew (Laura) of Portland, Ore. He also has six grandchildren, Jasmine and Jared Cameron, Jacob, Jessica and Charles Bolton, and Sebastian Ryan; one brother, Thomas (Renee) of Middletown, Conn.; one brother-in-law, Hugh Wiesman (Michaelene) of Chambersburg, Pa.; one niece; and three nephews.

Michael served as regional attorney for the National Labor Relations Board Peoria Region from 1974 until his retirement in 1991. He was a trial attorney in this region, serving downstate Illinois and eastern Iowa from 1966-1974, and served as chairman of the NLRB Regional Attorneys Guild from 1982-1988. From 1968-1971, he served as president of the NLRB Union representing all agency non-supervisory employees in the United States. After his retirement, he served as an independent arbitrator of labor disputes.

He was a member of the Peoria City Planning Commission from 1977-1989, serving as elected chairman of that body from 1979-1989. Mike was also a member of the Tri-County Land Use Advisory Committee. He chaired many annexation hearings, and also served on several ad-hoc city commissions to which he was appointed by mayors Carver, Neumiller and Maloof. Prior to his appointment to the Planning Commission, he had been founder and president of the North Sterling Homeowners Association.

Mike was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, where he served as a member and officer on the Parish Council and Parish School Board, and was a lector and Eucharistic minister. He also served as a parish delegate to the Diocesan Synod.

For many years he served as an officer and director of the Peoria Notre Dame Club, and served twice as a member of the University of Notre Dame Alumni Senate. He was named Notre Dame Man of the Year in 1980. He received a B.S. in labor relations from Manhattan College in 1957, and a doctor of jurisprudence degree from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 1964. He was a member of the editorial board of the Law Review and a moot court champion at Notre Dame.

He was a White House intern in the summer of 1963. He has been included in “Who’s Who in America” since 1968.

He served in the United States Army from 1958-1961, including 14 months in the Korean Theater, where he was an artillery forward observer.

He was president of the Catholic Interracial Council of Peoria, and a member of the Knights of Columbus Spalding Council 427. He was very active in several Heart of Illinois United Way campaigns, chairing the Combined Federal Campaign portion of that fundraising drive, and serving on its coordinating committee.

After retirement, Michael and Maria spent several winters in their condominium in Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii. They also took trips to Europe, most notably Ireland and Italy, and cruises to Alaska and Central America.

Mike wrote, “I love all my children, grandchildren, and of course my wife, Maria, my brother, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nephews and niece, as well as my many friends. I also love my God, my church, my country, Peoria and Kauai. I love Notre Dame, and the Notre Dame family. I really enjoyed working for the NLRB, which did good work with good people. I was proud to be a civil servant. My life was well spent, good, and I look forward to heaven for eternity.”

Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 9, 2010, at Holy Family Catholic Church, with Franciscan Friars officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Wright & Salmon Mortuary, with a scripture service at 7:45 p.m. Further visitation will be 30 minutes before the services at the church on Friday. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, to the University of Notre Dame Law School or Holy Family Catholic Church.

Tributes and condolences may be submitted to www.wrightandsalmon.com.


Ryan, Michael B. [MC1957 RIP]

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/yagrw4t

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    * Posted on: Mon, Apr 5 2010 8:10 AM
    * Updated: Mon, Apr 5 2010 12:11 PM

JOBIT: Cannon, Donald J. [MC1958 RIP]


Donald J. Cannon

Donald J. Cannon, Ph.D., 73, of Glen Ridge died on Saturday, April 3, 2010, at Saint Joseph’s at Wayne.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral from the O’Boyle Funeral Home, 309 Broad St., Bloomfield, on Wednesday at 9 a.m. The Funeral Mass will be offered at Saint Peter Claver Church, Montclair, at 10 a.m. Visitation is Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Born in New York, Donald lived in Yonkers, and for the last 15 years in Glen Ridge. He was a professor of history at Saint Peter’s College in Jersey City. A graduate of Manhattan College, Donald received his master’s and Ph.D. from Fordham University. He taught at John Jay College Fire Academy in New York City.

Donald was a volunteer at the Glen Ridge Volunteer Ambulance Squad; a former auxiliary chief of the Yonkers Fire Department for many years; an honorary deputy chief of the New York City Fire Department, and a volunteer at the New York City Fire Department Museum.

He was the author of “Heritage of Flames,” and a contributor on fire subjects to the Encyclopedia of New York City.

Donald was the husband of Delia Murphy Cannon; father of Peter of Glen Ridge; son-in-law of Delia McHugh Murphy and the late Timothy Murphy, and brother-in-law of Margaret and Gary Wilson, Timothy and Bridget Murphy, Joseph and Maureen Murphy, Ellen and Alherd Kazura, and Mary and Ken McCloud. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, contributions to the Glen Ridge Volunteer Ambulance Squad, would be appreciated.

Published in Star-Ledger on April 5, 2010


Cannon, Donald J. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/yeehjh5

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John, I just pulled my ‘58 yearbook. Don Cannon graduated in ‘58 with a B.S. degree. Page 37 of the yearbook. — Joe Walsh

Walsh, Joe (MC1958)

[JR: Thanks, Joe. Much appreciated.]

Cannon, Donald J. [MC1958 RIP]

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Dear John,

   Don is a member of the Class of 1958. He was a very close friend of my Brother Ed and mine. He spent a lot of time at our house during his Manhattan years. He was always a fire buff and a fan of the history of the fire service. He had a great sense of Humor and was a welled liked Prof.

   May He Rest In Peace,


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. I'm sorry for Ed's and your loss. It's stunning when it hits close.]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Apr 5 2010 10:16 AM
    * Updated: Tue, Apr 6 2010 1:03 AM

JOY: Boland, Mark (MC1993) announces arrival of Colin Henry


Hope you are well. I’m just passing on word of my third son being born: Colin Henry Boland, 3/31/10 5 lb 11 oz at Swedish Hospital in Englewood, Colorado.

If there are any Colorado Jaspers out there who would like to network, please contact me on linkedin.com


Mark Boland ‘93

[JR: Mozel Tov! One birth makes my day. Like one ATTA BOY wiping out an OH <expletive deleted>!!! And, the word is out for CO Js.]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Apr 5 2010 4:51 PM

JLINKEDIN: McWilliams, Robert [MC1989] Dir Prof Dev AllianceBernstein


McWilliams, Robert [MC1989]
Director of Professional Development – AllianceBernstein
Greater New York City Area
Financial Services

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    * Posted on: Tue, Apr 6 2010 6:13 AM

MOBIT: Kereszi, Sr. Beatrice [RIP] has an MC connection


Beatrice KERESZI

KERESZI Sr. Beatrice, F.S.P., 82, of Elmwood Park, died Easter Sunday, April 4, 2010 at home in the convent in Elmwood Park. Born in Bethlehem, PA to the late George and Anna Kereszi. Sister Beatrice was a graduate of St. Joseph Academy, Staten Island, received a B.S. in Education from Fordham University, and graduate study in religious studies at Manhattan College, Bronx, NY and Seton Hall University, S. Orange, NJ. Sister Beatrice was a member of the Daughters of Divine Charity for 33 years and transferred to a Franciscan Congregaton in 1984. She is currently a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Peace, Haverstraw, NY.She was an elementary school teacher for 15 years at St. Stephens School (Bridgeport, CT), St. Ladislas School (New Brunswick,NJ), St. Thomas School (Old Bridge, NJ), St. Stephen School (Passaic, NJ), St. Emery School (Fairfield, NJ) and our Lady of Consolation School (Wayne, NJ), an elementary school principal for 10 years at St. Stephen School (New York City) and Mount Carmel School (Woodbridge, NJ).As a Franciscan Sister of Peace she was Director of Religious Education and Coordinator of Ministry to the Sick, St. Anthony’s Parish, Butler, NJ, Director of Residence, at Kennedy Residence, Pompton Lakes, NJ, a teacher at Wayne Area Child Care Center, Wayne, NJ and Ministry to the Sick and Homebound, St. Leos Parish, Elmwood Park, NJ.She is survived by two sisters, Helen Urich of Allentown, PA and Sister Mary Marcelle Kereszi of Bethlehem, PA, several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.A wake will be held in St. Leos Church, 324 Market St., Elmwood Park, Wednesday from 3-6:30 PM, followed by a Mass of the Resurrection at 7 PM.Wake and Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday at Ss. Simon and Jude Chuch, Bethlehem, PA. Interment, Holy Savior Cemetery, Bethlehem, PA.In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Franciscan Sisters of Peace, 20 Ridge St., Haverstraw, NY 10927 would be greatly appreciated.Arrangements by the Patrick J. Conte Funeral Home, Inc., 274 Market St., Elmwood Park, NJ.www.patrickjconte.com

Published in The Record and Herald News on April 6, 2010


[JR: A connection to MC. We'll remember her in our prayers.]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Apr 6 2010 6:38 AM

JLINKEDIN: Devine, Thomas [MC1984] Mg Dir Deutsche Bank Sec


Devine, Thomas [MC1984]
Managing Director at Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.
Greater New York City Area
Financial Services

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    * Posted on: Wed, Apr 7 2010 6:18 AM

JFOUND: Walsh, Michael P. [MC1966] on Wikipedia


He graduated from Manhattan College with a B.S. (1966), and studied at Princeton University (1969-70). He worked in government service, directing motor vehicle pollution control efforts in the City of New York Department of Air Resources (1970-74) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (1974-81). Since 1981, Walsh has been an independent technical consultant on vehicle emission standards.


Walsh, Michael P. [MC1966]

[JR: Interesting. Famous enough for a Wikipedia? May I should submit myself for Wikipedia then I'd get that Honorary PhD from MC. ROFL!]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Apr 7 2010 10:00 AM

JHQ: Manhattan Monthly April 2010



Founder’s Day will be celebrated on April 7
Communication students selected to present at regional conference
Senior accepted into Teach for America
Junior to receive Manhattan book award
In Memoriam Borzaga


Peace Studies program to receive a grant


Jasper Open Golf Tournament

Jasper Open

Please join us for our 22nd annual Jasper Open, which will be held on Monday, May 3, at Knollwood Country Club in Elmsford, NY The day includes golf, brunch, cocktails and a wonderful reception. Proceeds directly support student-athletes at Manhattan College. Please consider sponsoring a part of this great event. Opportunities exist for individuals and businesses. To download this year’s brochure and registration form, click Here. For more information, call (718) 862-7454 or e-mail thomas.mccarthy@manhattan.edu.

St. Thomas More Law Society Lecture

Michael F. McEneney ’53, Esq., will be presenting the New York State Unified Court System and Prominent Jasper Lawyers, to the St. Thomas More Law Society on Wednesday, April 21, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. The free event will be held in the Alumni Room of the O’Malley Library and refreshments will be served. Please R.S.V.P. by phone to (718) 862-7431 or e-mail alumni@manhattan.edu.

Reunion Weekend 2010

Reunion Weekend 2010 will be held June 4-6. Manhattan College welcomes home our alumni who return to campus to celebrate the 141st Alumni Reunion Weekend. Classes ending in either a 5 or 0 will have special receptions. For more information on how you can be a part of your class’ organizing committee, please call the alumni relations office at (718) 862-7977 or e-mail alumni@manhattan.edu. Photos from Reunion Weekend 2009 are available for viewing Here.

Athletic Hall of Fame Nominations

Did you know that anyone can nominate a Manhattan athlete for our Athletic Hall of Fame? Each year, we seek to induct a broad representation of qualified candidates. We recommend detailed attention when collecting and presenting biographical information to achieve the desired results in this competitive process. Nominations are due by Friday, June 4, 2010. For more information or if you’d like to submit a nomination, please contact the alumni relations office at (718) 862-7454 or e-mail alumni@manhattan.edu. The 2010 induction ceremony will take place on Saturday, Nov. 6.

Upcoming Summertime Events

Save the date for some of our most popular events, including our annual luncheon at the Jersey Shore on Friday, July 16, the Day at the Racetrack in Saratoga Springs, NY on Friday, July 30, the Construction Industry Golf Tournament on Monday, August 2, a picnic and viewing of The Taming of the Shrew at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival on Thursday, August 19, Monmouth Racetrack Running of the Manhattan College Purse (date TBD), and the New York Yankees vs. Oakland Athletics on Tuesday, August 31. More information and registration for these great summer events will be available soon.

Contact Your Alumni Office

If you have moved recently, have changed jobs or positions, or have any other new information to share, please remember to contact the College’s office of alumni relations:

Call college relations at (718) 862-7232 or e-mail college_relations@manhattan.edu

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    * Posted on: Wed, Apr 7 2010 4:37 PM

JFACEBOOK: Duffy, Kevin (MC2012) MC Relay for Life (Cancer Research)


Kevin Duffy April 7 at 3:07pm Reply

hey all,

This Saturday is the manhattan college relay for life. It starts at 3 PM and runs until 3 AM Sunday. We have a team that will be walking as well as a booth. If you would like to come you can either walk, or work at the booth or both. If you do decide to come, you do not have to stay the whole time. It is a really great time to just hang out with friends and raise money for a really good cause (cancer research).

If you would like to help set up the booth please come on Saturday around 1 PM.




Duffy, Kevin (MC2012)

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    * Posted on: Wed, Apr 7 2010 5:29 PM

ADMINISTRIVIA: Short link for JJ daily is http://goo.gl/4eMb

Jasper Jottings Daily http://jasperjottings-daily.com/


[JR: So all you have to remember is 4 e M b. :-) with an RSS feed too.]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Apr 7 2010 8:29 PM

JLINKEDIN: Higgins, Jerry [MC1981] Proj Mgr STV Inc


Higgins, Jerry [MC1981]
Project Manager at STV Incorporated
United States

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    * Posted on: Thu, Apr 8 2010 6:22 AM

JFOUND: Krall, Noreen [MC1988] Apple SrDir IP Law and Litigation


Apple hires ex-Sun Chief Counsel for upcoming IP battles

Seth Weintraub | April 07, 2010 | Apple Inc News

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Apple’s hiring the big guns for its upcoming battles with everyone in the mobile devices industry. Noreen Krall, Sun’s former Chief Counsel, and someone Apple would probably have had much contact with over the years, is now an Apple employee.

She’ll now be Apple’s Senior Director, IP Law and Litigation and actually started last month.

Noreen describes her work at Sun as:

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Noreen received a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College, a Masters Degree in Computer Science from Iona College, and Juris Doctor from Denver University.

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Krall, Noreen [MC????]

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Dear John,

   I believe that Noreen (nee Weber) is a member of the Class of 1988.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Krall, Noreen [MC1988]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Apr 8 2010 7:58 AM
    * Updated: Fri, Apr 9 2010 10:13 PM

JNEWS: Runge, Catherine M. [MC????] runs for Wyckoff BoE on 4/20


Voters to decide $31.8M tax levy, fill three three-year seats
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Last updated: Thursday April 8, 2010, 1:25 AM
BY CHRIS NESI Wyckoff Suburban News

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Wyckoff —Voters will fill three seats in the April 20 elections: Catherine Runge and Jill Mortimer, whose names will appear on the ballot, and Thomas Rousseau, who served on the board in the 1980s and is running as a write-in candidate. A write-in candidate needs only one vote to be elected.

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CATHERINE M. RUNGE: 46, of Birch Parkway. She and her husband, William, have three children. She holds a B.S. in accounting and marketing from Manhattan College. She is a unit sales manager with Abbott & Casserta Realtors.


I am seeking a position as a member of the board because it is the next step in serving my community. I will bring to the board a strong professional business background coupled with a sound and current perspective of the elementary and middle school needs from a taxpayer, parental and student perspective. I have a significant amount of experience creating and auditing financial statements and am ready to face the challenges of working within the confines of such a significant loss of state aid.

As a member of the Board of Education, I will be committed to ensuring the proper representation of our taxpayers and to ensure an efficient and effective use of the Board of Education finances.

We are facing very challenging financial and academic times. We need to be prudent in the use of funds and we need to look closely at the proposed changes to our school’s curriculum.

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Runge, Catherine M. [MC????]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Apr 8 2010 8:10 AM

JLINKEDIN: Malone, Jim [MC1984] Irish International Business Network 4/29 NYC


Malone, Jim [MC1984]
Administrative Dean/Math Teacher M.S. 224X

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Irish in NYC

The Irish International Business Network is meeting at the Irish Consulate on 51 st and Park on April 29th @6PM www.iibn.com If you are free that night contact iibn for info and RSVP..If not pass the info along Jim

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    * Posted on: Thu, Apr 8 2010 3:33 PM

JLINKEDIN: Tascio, Peter [MC1976] Tech Writer CSI Complex Sys


Tascio, Peter [MC1976]
Technical Writer at CSI Complex Systems Inc.
Greater New York City Area
Writing and Editing

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    * Posted on: Fri, Apr 9 2010 6:35 AM

JNEWS: Kanach, Denis [MC????] retiring Randolph-Macon AD


R-MC athletic director stepping down
Published: April 9, 2010

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Randolph-Macon Athletics Director Denis Kanach has spent the past four decades – roughly two-thirds of his life – in and around the arena of intercollegiate sports.

Now, he says, it is time to hand the ball to someone else.

Kanach, who has served as the Yellow Jackets’ AD since 2004, said yesterday he intends to step down at the end of the academic year.

“Virtually everything I’ve done for the past 40 or so years, I’ve done with my career in mind,” said Kanach, 62. “Now it’s time to do something for me and my family. I want to be able to spend time with my wife and my [four adult] sons and my [six] grandchildren while I’m still healthy enough to do it. I’m very much looking forward to that.”

Kanach said he began to reassess his priorities after he and his roommates from Manhattan College gathered for “a Big Chill reunion” last summer.

“Of all of us, I was the only one who wasn’t retired. Everyone was looking at me like, ‘What in the world is wrong with you?’”

[The article contunues]

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Kanach, Denis [MC????]

[JR: Congrats to Denis on some fine accomplishments. BUT! Remember it's not "retire"; it's "RE-tire". Green growing; brown ... ... You need to shift; not stop. Or so I'm told. Does a trip to MC make you think? All the youngsters on campus drives how the point of "old-ness". Hmmm?]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Apr 9 2010 7:43 AM

JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) reports Mullery, Stephen P. [MC1965 RIP]

Subject: Stephen P. Mullery’65B RIP

Dear John,

   Steve was an ardent Jasper and a very nice man. His Father was “Doc” Mullery who taught, among other subjects. public speaking in the School of Business. I still have the 78 RPM recording of my first speech and the last one for his Class. Doc was also a monitor for the NYC Police and Fire Physical Agility Exams that were help down at the Van Coutlandt Stadium. When I took those exams he was encouraging (while laughing at my grace and ability). Steve was very proud of his father and often told stories about their interaction when he was growing up.

   Steve was never shy when it came to letting anyone know what he thought should be done to make Manhattan a better place and to stay true to its tradition.

   He was a great guy and will be missed by all,

   May He Rest In Peace!


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. And, I defer to your wisdom in all things Jasper. He sounds like a fellow who dealt with the MC "powers that be". Much appreciated for the news; sad as it it.]

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Subject: Stephen P. Mullery’65B
Date: Fri, 9 Apr 2010 08:54:54 -0400

If you do not know this already:

Stephen P. Mullery’65B died on April 7,2010. I found this information a few minutes ago in this morning’s “Daily News.” I believe some of you knew him as he had been involved in Alumni Activities. His father,John Mullery, was Class of 1931 and was a Professor here for many years.

At least two of his daughters graduated from here. His wife is Peggy. Children are Stephen 3rd,Mary Ann Hynes’90A{husband is Kerill Hynes’89E}, Susan Bradbury, Nancy O’Brien, Jennifer Talbot and Katie Plotkin’98A. 17 Grand Children.

Arrangements:Sat./Sun:2-4;7-9 PM:Clark Funeral Home 2104 Saw Mill River Road Yorktown Heights,NY 10598

Funeral Mass:New Saint Patrick’s Church, Yorktown Heights-10AM Monday

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Mullery, Stephen P. [MC1965 RIP]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Apr 9 2010 7:31 PM

JEMAIL: McEneney, Edward J. (MC1959) found Pinto, Valentine [MC1951 RIP]

Dear John,

   My brother Ed tells me that the Journal News has an obit for Valentine Pinto, ‘51, who died on April 5th. He still has a copy if you need it.

   May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. And thanks to Ed as well.]

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McEneney, Edward J. (MC1959)

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Valentine Pinto, of White Plains, NY, died Monday April 5, 2010, after a brief illness with pancreatic cancer.

Valentine was born in Brooklyn, NY on October 7, 1928 to Francis and Caroline (Riso). He moved to Mt Vernon, NY as a teenager and resided there all his adult life until his marriage to Eunice Marini. He was a graduate of Manhattan College and served in the US Army from July 1951 to July 1953.

On April 14, 1956 he married Eunice at St Francis of Rome Church in the Bronx and they have been residents of White Plains for over 48 years. His career was in the field of credit and finance, and for several years he was also a self employed Title Insurance Examiner. For the past seven years, he worked as a collections consultant with G.A. Fleet in Harrison, NY.

He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Sorrows Church and, while his children attended the parochial school, he was active in the Men’s Club. Most recently he was a member of the OLS Seniors. He was also proud to be a White Plains Volunteer Firefighter with Hope Engine Company # 1 for over 20 years, as past Treasurer, Captain, Chairman, President and most recently as a member of the Board of Directors.

Val was an avid golfer and loved to travel. He is survived by his devoted wife of 54 years, Eunice, his loving children Frank (Kara) and Christine (Michelle Madrid) and dozens of nieces and nephews. He was a wonderful family man and was extremely proud of his children, but the biggest joy in his life, in recent years, was the birth of his two granddaughters; Ally (4 years) who affectionately called him Pop Pop and Katie (10 mos.). He is also survived by his twin sister, Marian Barnette and his sister Katherine. He was predeceased by a sister Josephine Trainor.

Visitation will be Thursday 4 to 9 PM. Mass of Christian Burial is Friday 10:30AM Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society. MCMAHON, LYON & HARTNETT FH 491 Mamaroneck Ave White Plains, NY 10605 (914) 949-7777 mcmahonfuneralhome.com

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    * Posted on: Fri, Apr 9 2010 7:59 PM

MFOUND: MC gave a Brit couple their “first”


Our first college party experience!
Kelly and Jack
Tourists from Britain via Canada

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Flag of United States The Bronx, New York, United States
Saturday, March 27, 2010

We got a little bit of a lie in today, which was much appreciated after a long, busy day in NYC and a late night. We packed up our stuff and head north to another part of New York, called the Bronx, this is where Manhattan College is and where we would be staying for one night. We dropped off our stuff and headed back to Manhattan Island, where we went to check out our hostel we were going to be staying in for the next 2 nights, it was right next to Central Park :). We went for hot chocolate and a sit down in a cool health food shop before catching the 1 line back up to Manhattan College.

We Met up with Max and all his college friends for evening of Pizza, Beer Pong, Juice and a college party (Teen movie style)!

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[JR: Wonder if "we" made the "party grade"?]


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Nervously we arrived at the border and when we showed our British passports we were told to go inside to fill out the forms to enter the US. After being told we had been denied entry into the us via the visa waiver program, signed all the papers and told we were going back to Canada they suddenly decided to say “We have decided to admit you”!!!!!!!!!!!! we were in shock and pumped with adrenalin now.

From the border we stopped off at Al’s for a lovely burger and fries, American style, went back to the house and drank a bottle of Guinness in the name of St.Patrick with Kevin and Molly, and then finally went to bed.

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[JR: That reassures me that the gooferment bureaucrats are ... ... exactly that whimsical bureaucrats!]

[JR: I thought this was an interesting MC connection.]

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    * Posted on: Sat, Apr 10 2010 3:10 AM

JOBIT: Arcomone, Peter Nicholas [MC1970 RIP]


Peter Arcomone

Peter Nicholas Arcomone, 61, died April 5, 2010, at his home. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and lived in Stuart. He attended Xavier High School and graduated from Manhattan College.

He worked as an auditor at AT&T and Western Electric for more than 15 years. He later founded a tutoring business in Stuart, which he developed over 15 years.

Survivors include his wife, Sylvia; daughters, Doris and Tina; son, Peter James; brother, Jim; mother, Concetta M. Arcomone; and a grandchild. He was preceded in death by his father, Vincent J. Arcomone.

Memorial contributions may be made to Treasure Coast Hospice, 1201 S.E. Indian St., Stuart, FL 34997. services: Arrangements are by Martin Funeral Home & Crematory, Stuart. A guest book may be signed at heavencalled.com.

Published in the TC Palm on April 10, 2010

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Port St. Lucie, FL
AUGUST 14, 1948 – APRIL 5, 2010

Peter Nicholas Arcomone, 61, passed away Monday, April 5, 2010, at his home in Port St. Lucie, FL following a short battle with lung cancer.

Born Aug. 14, 1948 in Brooklyn, NY to Vincent J. Arcomone and Concetta M. Arcomone, he attended Xavier High School and graduated from Manhattan College.

He worked as an auditor at AT&T and Western Electric for more than 15 years before his fiercely independent nature led him to strike out on his own and begin a string of successful entrepreneurial companies.

Moving to the Stuart, FL area, he discovered a passion for teaching and founded a thriving tutoring business which he developed over 15 years. With his in-depth background in mathematics, deeply caring personality, and easy-going, relatable manner, the knowledge and lives of many students were enhanced and touched by his guiding hand.

His memory will forever remain with us along with his inner strength, competitive spirit and larger than life sense of humor. He leaves this world as a loving husband and a devoted father and grandfather.

Survivors include his beloved wife, Sylvia; his children, Doris, Peter James and Tina; his brother, Jim; his mother, Concetta; and his dearest granddaughter.

Memorial contributions in Mr. Arcomone’s honor may be made to Treasure Coast Hospice, 1201 SE Indian St., Stuart, FL 34997.

Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Martin Funeral Home & Crematory, Stuart.


Arcomone, Peter Nicholas [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://heavencalled.com/guestbook.php?id=927

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Dear John,

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

   May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Arcomone, Peter Nicholas [MC1970 RIP]

    * Posted on: Sat, Apr 10 2010 3:31 AM
    * Updated: Sat, Apr 10 2010 4:34 PM

JOBIT: Witt, Thomas James [MC1984 RIP]


Thomas James Witt
Apr 09, 2010

Hamden, Conn. — Thomas James Witt, age 48, of Hamden, Conn., and Bar Harbor, died peacefully at home in Hamden on April 6, 2010, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Tom is survived by his wife, Carolyn Breen Witt. Also grieving are his parents, Jim and Nancy Witt of Cold Spring, N.Y.; his sisters, Karen and her husband, Bruce Brothers, and Faith and her husband, Jim Quarto; and nieces and nephews, Jessica and Christopher Brothers and Nicole, Danny and Sarah Quarto.

A graduate of Manhattan College and Pace Law School, Tom had a solo law practice in New Haven, Conn. He loved Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor, and was an avid reader, hiker and bicyclist.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service for Tom on Saturday, April 24, at 11 a.m. at Trinity on the Green Episcopal Church, 212 Temple St. in New Haven, Conn. His urn internment will be held privately with family.

In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to Friends of Acadia, 43 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, friendsofacadia.org.

Arrangements are in care of Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home, 2300 Whitney Ave. in Hamden, Conn. To send a condolence to his family visit beecherandbennett.com.


Witt, Thomas James [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/yay2tvd

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Dear John,

   I believe that Thomas is a member of the Class of 1984.

   May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Witt, Thomas James [MC1984 RIP]

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    * Posted on: Sat, Apr 10 2010 3:41 AM
    * Updated: Sat, Apr 10 2010 4:34 PM

JLINKEDIN: McDermott, Kathy [MC1988] Partner PWC


McDermott, Kathy [MC1988]
Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers
Greater New York City Area
Financial Services

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    * Posted on: Sat, Apr 10 2010 6:40 AM

Comment on JOBIT: Cannon, Donald J. [MC1958 RIP]

By Stephen Ehrmann (mc 1964)

Professor Cannon taught sophomore engineering students History at MC during the 1961 academic year. I understand that his picture is on page 28 of the 1964 year book.

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    * Posted on: Mon, Apr 5 2010 10:53 AM

Comment on JOY: Boland, Mark (MC1993) announces arrival of Colin Henry

By Philip Pollina (MC1994)


Congrats to my good friend Mark and his ever growing family!

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    * Posted on: Mon, Apr 5 2010 5:14 PM

Comment on JNEWS: Gresh, Sean [MC????] Ipswich School Committee candidate

By Sean Gresh

Hi! Thanks for picking up on my association with Manhattan College. I received a master’s degree in religion there in the 1970s and then went on to Columbia University-Teachers College where I received my docctorate. I loved Manhattan College and the teachers I had were outstanding.

If anyone knows folks in Ipswich Massachusetts, please spread the word!

Sean Gresh

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    * Posted on: Mon, Apr 5 2010 8:36 PM

Comment on MObit: Borzaga, Fr. Rinaldo [MCxfac RIP] 

By Catherine

Fr. Borzaga was an amazing, brilliant teacher. I learned much from him that remains with me today…

(Catherine Krtil ‘88)

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    * Posted on: Tue, Apr 6 2010 12:35 PM

ENDNOTE: St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York City RIP!


Gov: No partner in sight for troubled NYC hospital
Associated Press – April 1, 2010 9:05 PM ET

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NEW YORK (AP) – Gov. David Paterson says he doesn’t see any partner for beleaguered St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York City.

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[JR: I take a lot of heat for my opinions about The King (aka The Big Gooferment) crowding out "The Church" (aka the refuge for the little people). Here's a famous Catholic Hospital going broke. (And, I thank Saint Vinnie's for all their student nurses, who took pity on the fat young white guy injineer, and dated him so many eons ago.) Watch it be converted to The King's Hospital (doing abortions), or just a vacant shell. Then tell me how wrong I am! A monument to the War Against Religion!!!]

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    * Posted on: Sat, Apr 10 2010 6:37 PM

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