JASPER JOTTINGS Week 24 - 2010 June 13  

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




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POSITRACTION: Snowflakes about life


In paper snowflakes, Iowa family found answer to prayer
By Celine Klosterman

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Davenport, Iowa, May 15, 2010 / 01:29 pm (CNA).- Keith Bonnstetter believes God gave him a gift that helped his family during a difficult time. Now, he often uses that gift to capture milestones in other families’ lives.

A member of St. Paul the Apostle Parish in Davenport, Bonnstetter has for 10 years run a business cutting personalized paper snowflakes highlighting the hobbies, faith, family or other features of recipients’ lives.

But the Spanish teacher at Bettendorf High School says his creations are “just pieces of paper” unless he tells the story of how he started making them.

That story involves a journey of faith and a medical struggle with his daughter, Claire, now 14, who began suffering medical problems in the early months of her life. Her gross motor skills were delayed; she didn’t sit alone until two weeks before her first birthday and couldn’t walk without a walker at nearly age 4.

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[JR: Interesting how things work out in this case. While every one's mileage may vary, we need to take inspiration along the way. Like gas into a car, we need these examples to make a go of it. Not to duplicate or imitate, but to adapt to life as it hits us. After all, we are ALL "walking backward into the future". Be nice not to trip.]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Jun 6 2010 12:37 PM

JOBIT: Vadon, Albert M. [MC1959 RIP]


Dr. Albert M. Vadon  
(Asbury Park Press)

AGE: 72

Dr. Albert M. Vadon, 72, of Oakland and Ocean Township, NJ, died on Saturday, June 5, 2010.

Born in Paterson, Albert lived in Wyckoff for 40 years before moving to Oakland. Dr. Vadon was a graduate of St. Anthony’s School, Hawthorne and LaSalle Military Academy, Oakdale, NY. In 1959 he graduated Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY. Dr. Vadon graduated Seton Hall College of Medicine and Dentistry in 1964 and completed his internship at Hackensack Hospital in 1965. Subsequently, he did his residency for Internal Medicine at Hackensack Hospital from 1965-1968 and became the Chief Resident of Internal Medicine at Hackensack Hospital between 1967-1968.

He opened his own practice of Internal Medicine and Rheumatology in Elmwood Park from 1968 -2003. Dr. Vadon worked out of Barnert Hospital, Paterson from 1967-2003 where he was President of the Medical Staff, President of the Hospital and member of the Board of Trustees. Additionally, he worked out of St. Joseph’s Hospital, Paterson from 1990-2003 and the Beth Israel Hospital, Passaic from 1980-2003. Dr. Vadon was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church, Mahwah.

Beloved husband of Mary Adele Kochan (nee Pierson), father of Albert Vadon Jr. of Wyckoff, Michael Vadon of Wyckoff, Eric Vadon of Seattle, WA, Mark Vadon of Seattle, WA, Marilyn Exley of Virginia and Susan Eyrich of Lake Hopatcong and brother of David Vadon of Neptune.

Funeral service will be 10:30 AM on Wednesday at the Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, 557 Lafayette Avenue, Hawthorne. Interment to follow at Mary Rest Cemetery, Mahwah. Friends may call Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 PM. (browningforshay.com)

Published in Asbury Park Press on June 6, 2010


Vadon, Albert M. [MC1959 RIP]

Guestbook: http://goo.gl/dCXK

    * Posted on: Sun, Jun 6 2010 1:37 PM

MFOUND: MC acted to back Coach Wooden’s righteous action in 1948


A Tribute to Coach John Wooden from Pat Williams in “How to Be Like Coach Wooden”:

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That was the year a young coach by the name of Wooden had put together a pretty good basketball team at Indiana State University. That team included a young many by the name of Clarence Walker. Walker wasn’t one of the starting five, but he came off the bench to help Indiana State win an invitation to the NAIA basketball tournament in Kansas City. Thirty-two teams were invited, and one of them would emerge as the small-college national champion.

But there was a problem.

Walker was black.

Remember that this was just the year after Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers and was subjected to death threats and verbal abuse for breaking the “color barrier” in Major League Baseball. Racism was rampant in Indiana and most of the rest of the nation.

Tournament officials called Wooden and told him that his team was invited, but Walker wasn’t. “We’ve never had a black person play on the Kansas City Municipal Auditorium floor,” they said – only they didn’t say “black person.”

Now that tournament was a big deal, especially to a young man just starting out in his coaching career. But John Wooden didn’t even have to think about it.

“If I can’t bring Clarence, we’re not coming,” he said.

Fine. Indiana State was disinvited from the tournament. That’s where the story might have ended, except for the fact that the national news wires got wind of the story. An article appeared in the New York Times, and it came to the attention of officials at Manhattan College, the consensus pick to win the tournament that year. Manhattan’s coach called the NAIA offices and said, “If Indiana State can’t come with that young man, we’re not coming either.”

Faced with the loss of their biggest draw, tournament officials backed down, and Clarence Walker became the first black to play basketball on the floor of Kansas City’s municipal Auditorium.

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[JR: Swelling with pride at the actions of our Alma Mater, I wonder if we can live up to that legacy. Reminds me of Franz Jägerstätter; just do what you think is right, regardless of the current consequences. History will judge you well.]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Jun 6 2010 3:25 PM

Remembrance: Nagle, John [MC1956MCxfac RIP]

June 07, 2010

John and I went back a long way, over 60 years. we were grade school classmates at St. Pius school in the south bronx when it was stil run by the Dominican nuns. ( sadly it shut its doors a few years ago because of diocese budget problems.) It was an exciting school and neighborhood. I recall being at John’s apartment many times probably to study or visit. A third friend called I think larry donohue was often with us. I do remember fondly his mother and father, a kind , gracious and caring couple. They alway treated us well. I don’t recall his sisters and brothers but am glad as a fellow South Bronxer that you they seem to have done well. then we both went off to Regis. John was the outstanding English student and recognized as such even by Mr. Horchler our English teacher. As larry boland noted , John even tutored his fellow students. the surviving graduating class was barely over a humdred students so we came to know one another well.. John was always very well liked, smart and a good guy to be with . He never had an unkind word about any one and no one ever had an unkind word about him. No small achievment at St Pius and Regis. We both went our separate ways to college (catholic of course since Regis then would send a transcript only to a catholic college or military academy.)Sadly we lost touch. John was a special person. one of those rare persons you regretably wish you had seen more of, kept in touch with. His death is a deep loss.

Tom O’Toole, Dallas, Texas

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May 25, 2010

As a student at Regis High School John was unique. No one was more well-read than he. As we prepared for the College Entrance Exam (CEEB) John conducted a crash course for his fellow Seniors giving a synopsis of as many books as we were able to absorb. I believe he was PhD material in 1952. I too graduated from Manhattan with him, but from the School of Engineering. He left a great mark on the College.

~ Lawrence Boland, Poughkeepsie, New York

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May 12, 2010

I will always remember the infectious laughter and enthusiasm of a boyish John Nagle in the late 1960s. He was a mainstay of a very fine English Department at Manhattan for decades.

Many of us felt cheated when Professor Nagle won a Danforth Fellowship to complete his dissertation and we missed him for the medieveal literature theme course. He exemplified the fine teaching of Manhattan College of that era.

Gerald De Maio ’70

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May 12, 2010

My sincere condolences. I will remember you in my prayers. I so fondly recollect your Milton and Spenser courses. May you rest in peace.

~ MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick, Mount Vernon, New York

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May 12, 2010

I cannot begin to tell you what a wonderful person your brother John was and what an influence he had on me while in college. I am blessed to have been able to call him a friend and to have learned so much from him over the years. He always had a smile and a laugh to share and I will miss him dearly. Betsy Morris, Manhattan 1987

~ Elizabeth Morris, Spring Lake, New Jersey

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May 12, 2010

I am so sorry for your loss. I was one of Dr. Nagle’s students and also had the pleasure of being a colleague for several years when I was an administrator on campus. I posted this sad news on my page on Facebook yesterday since I keep in touch with a number of Jaspers that way. So many have written under that post about how Dr. Nagle truly touched their lives. This was my post: “This RIP is much closer to home. John D. Nagle, Ph.D., one of the most amazing professors I had while at Manhattan College, died. Jack intertwined wisdom and wit seamlessly. Very few students ended the semester unchanged as a writer or young adult for that matter.” May the knowledge that he was special to so many help during this difficult time.

~ Patrice Athanasidy, Cortlandt Manor, New York

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“Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.”

– Persian Proverbs from Sayings of Persian Origin

[JR: Obviously, our fellow Jasper gave a lot to everyone. Requiescat In Pacem.]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Jun 6 2010 6:37 PM
    * Updated: Tue, Jun 8 2010 3:24 PM

MFOUND: MC LP Vatican Pavilion Music 1965


Manhattan College LP “Vatican Pavilion Music” 1965 vg++

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[JR: Hmm, OK, I'm confused. I don't have a clue what this could be. Any ideas?]

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Dear John,

   It might be a recording of a Manhattan Glee Club Performance in Rome?


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Anything is possible?]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Jun 6 2010 11:30 PM
    * Updated: Tue, Jun 8 2010 12:06 AM

JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) ids Sargent, Greg [MC1984]

RE: JNEWS: Sargent, Greg [MC????] is the father of star runner

Dear John,

   I believe that Greg is a member of the class of 1984.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Sargent, Greg [MC1984]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Jun 7 2010 4:20 AM

JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) ids Morgan, Carlton G. [MC1940 RIP]

RE: Morgan, Carlton G. [MC???? RIP]


Guestbook: http://goo.gl/MloO

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Dear John,

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

   May he Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Morgan, Carlton G. [MC1940 RIP]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Jun 7 2010 4:25 AM

MFOUND: MC Chapel in some wedding photos


Taylor and Sylvester: A New Rochelle Wedding

posted in Weddings


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We shot Taylor and Sylvester’s wedding this past memorial day weekend. I have been looking forward to their wedding day for quite some time now. Taylor and Sly were referred to me by a mutual friend. How could I possibly refuse?

The ceremony was held at the Manhattan College Chapel. The reception was held at the Surf Club in New Rochelle. Here are a few favorites from their day.

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[JR: Pictures are stunning. Couple of technical comments. Kvetches really. But, it is funny to see a wedding in the MC chapel. DOn’t think of it host suck events. But the question, my big question, are they alums? One? Both? Neither? But the pictures make me envious of their youth. The campus came out looking good too. Memories!]

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Dear John,

   There is a Karen K. Slyvester in the class of 2006 – maybe?


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Now we need someone who knows Ms. Karen '06 to confirm?]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Jun 7 2010 4:42 AM
    * Updated: Wed, Jun 9 2010 7:16 AM

JNEWS: Avery, James P. [MC1980] SVP of power supply San Diego G+E


SDG&E exploring energy options
Solar and other sources part of utility’s plans
MONDAY, JUNE 7, 2010 AT 12:05 A.M.

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Jim Avery, SDG&E’s vice president of power supply, says the company needs to use both desert and local sources for energy production.


Senior vice president of power supply, San Diego Gas & Electric Co.

Personal: Age 53. Married to Susie Sides. Two daughters. Resident of Poway.

Education: Associate degree, New York City Community College, 1976; bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, Manhattan College, Riverdale, N.Y., 1980; graduate of executive management program, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H.

Career: Project engineer, American Electric Power, 1976-81; project manager, electric, Citizens Utilities Co., 1981-87; assistant vice president, electric, Citizens, 1987-90; vice president, electric, Citizens, 1990-94; vice president, energy, Citizens, 1994-96; vice president, R.J. Rudden Associates, 1997-2000; senior vice president, power supply, SDG&E, 2001-present.

Hobbies: Woodworking, wine collecting.

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Jim Avery, the man responsible for keeping the lights on in San Diego, says he likes solar power.

As senior vice president of power supply for San Diego Gas & Electric, he was showing off two innovative technologies last week for turning sunlight into electricity. One uses the heat of the sun to run a helium-filled engine. The other concentrates rays onto tiny but highly efficient photovoltaic panels.

Avery, an electrical engineer, touted solar’s promise for providing a big chunk of the region’s power supply without producing greenhouse gases.

It’s a significant goal. California utilities are under a requirement to provide a third of the power they deliver to customers from renewable sources like solar, wind, geothermal and methane from rotting garbage and sewage.

For Avery, however, this isn’t simply a target to aim for. As the guy who has to crunch the numbers and make sure SDG&E has enough power to meet the needs of its customers and the requirements of regulators, the requirement is a goal he has to hit.

{Extraneous Deleted}

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Avery, James P. [MC1980]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Jun 7 2010 4:52 AM

JNEWS: Antenucci, John (MC1959) opens home inventory service



April 22nd, 2010 06:45am
A & B Asset Documentation
by Carolyn Connell and Cindy Allegretto

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The company provides comprehensive home inventory services to Sarasota and Manatee counties and surrounding areas.

Owners Roni and John Antenucci provide homeowners with a comprehensive record of their possessions, with high-resolution digital images, a data backup CD, software that allows the homeowner to view the inventory on their own computer and an information package with helpful tips and advice.

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Antenucci, John (MC1959)

[JR: Best wishes. Wonder if there's Jasper discount?]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Jun 7 2010 10:24 AM

JLINKEDIN: DiTaranto, John [MC1981] Trainer at John DiTaranto, IC


DiTaranto, John [MC1981]
Productivity Consultant/Professional Skills Trainer
at John DiTaranto, Independent Consultant
Greater New York City Area
Executive Office


* I am a Productivity Consultant and Executive Coach with a successful record of identifying efficiencies within business processes and enhancing competencies of leaders in a varied spectrum of industries. My objective is to utilize my corporate experiences to optimize my ability to operate a small business and offer process improvements and effective training on a consulting basis.

* I have managed diversified teams in the United States and abroad during my 23-year association with General Electric Corporation in Manufacturing, Financial and Broadcasting businesses. I have consistently demonstrated skillful leadership with an unwavering focus on goals and customer satisfaction. My extensive training experience and public speaking engagements enhance my ability to motivate and facilitate others.

Specialties: Process Improvement, Project Management and Leadership, Effective Change Control, Communication and Influencing Strategies

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    * Posted on: Mon, Jun 7 2010 2:40 PM

JEMAIL: Nason, John (MC1952) ids L’Heureux, Gerard [MC1952 RIP]

RE: L’Heureux, Gerard [MC???? RIP]


Guestbook: http://goo.gl/cr1a

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Jerry L’Heureux, a classmate of mine, graduated in 1952.R.I.P.

John Nason

[JR: Thanks, John. Much appreciated. Sorry for your loss. Sorry about all our losses.]

L’Heureux, Gerard [MC1952 RIP]

Nason, John (MC1952)

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    * Posted on: Mon, Jun 7 2010 4:19 PM

JEMAIL: Reinke, F. John (MC1968) gets a “best answer”


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How do i sign up for my college email?

i am going to manhattan college next yr and need help getting the email… i have my id and pin

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Best Answer – Chosen by Voters

Good for you. The question is which “manhattan college”?

If it’s my alma mater, the Manhattan College, manhattan.edu, (Yeah, in the Bronx), call or drop into the “nerd herd”. Those folks will get you headed in the right direction. Office of Computer Services; Reseach and Learning Center; Room 101; Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Phone: (718) 862-7424

If it’s not my alma mater, I am SURE that your MC has something similar.

You’re in college now. You have to be aggressive. Seek out your own answers. Form your own questions.

Go to the admissions office and grab someone (figuratively) and don’t let go until you get the answer. If you’re confused, pretend you’re in the military and grab the Chaplin. They have all the answers.

Remember: It’s the size of the bucket; not the depth of the well, that determines how much water you carry away. You have to do the heavy lifting to get every penny’s worth of dikw (i.e., data, information, knowledge, wisdom) you paid for!

Good luck!



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[JR: Don't get too excited. Only answer. And, only one vote. :-) Who knows; who cares!]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Jun 7 2010 5:45 PM

MFOUND: 1948 MC Yearbook online; partially paywalled


Manhattan College – Manhattanite Yearbook (Riverdale, NY)  - Class of 1948

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    * Posted on: Mon, Jun 7 2010 11:36 PM

JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) ids Desmarais, John [MC1985]

RE: JNEWS: Desmarais, John [MC????] Round Rock Research LLC, his new patent-holding company

Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Desmarais, John [MC1985]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Jun 7 2010 11:45 PM

JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) ids Burns, Edward [MC2002]

RE: JLINKEDIN: Burns, Edward [MC????] ADA at New York County


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Dear John,

   I believe that Ed is a member of the Class of 2002.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Burns, Edward [MC2002]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Jun 8 2010 5:09 AM

JOBIT: Lissandrello, George Joseph [MC1961 RIP]


George Lissandrello
Published: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 2:12 AM EDT

George Joseph Lissandrello, a resident of Pacific Palisades, California, passed away on June 4 with his family by his side after a yearlong battle with cancer. He was 72 years old.

Born in Brooklyn, George attended Brooklyn Tech and relocated to Catskill with his family for his senior year at Catskill High School. He went on to graduate with a BEE from Manhattan College and promptly began a successful career in telecommunications. He worked for IBM for many years and traveled extensively around the world for his work. He lived in Japan, France, England and Switzerland — to name but a few. He was one of the founders of the Pacific Telecommunications Conference started in 1978, which continues to this day. He was also a lifetime member of IEEE, the largest professional association for the advancement of technology. More recently, he worked as an entrepreneur and consultant. His words and work have impacted many lives and continue to influence people around the world.

George moved to the Palisades from Hawaii in 2003 and quickly became part of the local scene. If you’ve been there you may have met him at the Tivoli or Kay N’ Dave’s or a Chamber of Commerce event. Perhaps you’ve even seen him sing and dance at the Legion or Corpus Christi senior events. He has loved performing since his 20s and has been active in the theatre since then, starting with the Coach House Players in Kingston. In the Palisades Theatre he appeared in numerous productions including “A View from the Bridge,” “Plaza Suite” and “Anything Goes.” He was a member of the Corpus Christi Parish, Pacific Palisades Republican Party, Pacific Palisades Tennis Club and an honorary member of the local American Legion Chapter.

He was a force to be reckoned with and always had a story to tell. He was a man full of life, songs, and lively debate — all done with a twinkle in the eye. He touched many people’s lives whether through work, family or simply meeting a stranger on the street. He had the gift of the gab and could learn your life story in less than 15 minutes — trust us on this. He was an avid fisherman visiting Ireland, Scotland, the Bahamas and Alaska but always returning to his beloved Catskill Mountains in New York. He was well loved and a good man.

George is survived by his wife June, his daughters Nicole and Joy, their husbands Dennis and Mark, and grandsons William and Jack. He is also survived by his 94 year-old mother Connie, his sisters, Joyce and Joan, their husbands Ed and Joe; and his brother, John with his long term companion Tammy.

A funeral service will be held at Corpus Christi Church in Pacific Palisades, California on Saturday, June 19 at 11 a.m. He will then travel back east where there will be a funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Church in Palenville on Friday, June 25 at 11 a.m. followed by interment in the Palenville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation in his name to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or your favorite cancer fighting organization.

If you have a memory or picture of George to share, we ask you to please go to http://george.lissandrello.muchloved.com to keep his memory for all those that loved him and for future generations of the family.

Local funeral arrangements are under the direction of Richards Funeral Home, 29 Bross St., Cairo.


Lissandrello, George Joseph [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://george.lissandrello.muchloved.com


Dear John,

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

   May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Lissandrello, George Joseph [MC1961 RIP]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Jun 8 2010 5:33 AM
    * Updated: Wed, Jun 9 2010 7:16 AM

JLINKEDIN: Bolin, Steve [MC1983] Manufacturing Automation Consult Cincinnati



Bolin, Steve [MC1983]
Manufacturing Automation Consultant
Cincinnati Area
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering

Summary: Versatile MBA graduate, Six Sigma Black Belt, certified project manager, and mechanical engineer with broad engineering and business development experience. Proven leadership, technical and financial analysis skills. Strong communication skills, adept at asking the right questions in cross-functional teams and relating to all levels of an organization. Creative problem-solver with a strong interest in effectively applying technology to reduce costs, increase performance/profits and maximize market share.

Specialties: Project management, factory automation selection and integration, six sigma analysis, mechanical/project engineering, data acquisition, data analysis, business development, capital equipment financial justification.

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    * Posted on: Tue, Jun 8 2010 2:52 PM

JLINKEDIN: Clarke, Donald [MC1988] Commercial Real Estate Pro


Clarke, Donald [MC1988]
Commercial Real Estate Professional
Greater New York City Area
Commercial Real Estate

Summary: I bring a very extensive background in lease administration, abstraction and analysis from all sides of the table. I am as adept in representing a Landlord or Manager’s interests as I am for a Tenant. In either of those capacities, my experience would allow me to stay steps ahead of my counterparts by knowing their concerns and questions before they ask. I’ve also analyzed leases and related documents for single clients, abstracting them into short concise terms, often discovering discrepancies that lead to saving these them very large sums of money.

Specialties: Commercial and Office Lease Administration, Abstraction and Analysis. Training and supervising individuals involved in the same field.

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    * Posted on: Wed, Jun 9 2010 1:59 PM

JEMAIL: Mawn, Joseph (MC1963) finds “John Baptist DeLa Salle” on Facebook

Hi FJohn,

Joe Mawn suggests you add John Baptist DeLa Salle as a friend on Facebook.

Mawn, Joseph (MC1963)

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[JR: Most interesting "friend" I've made on Facebook yet! ;-) Probably violates some TOS somewhere. Why do I think I've seen this face somewhere before?]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Jun 9 2010 9:46 PM

JOBIT: Santaniello, Salvatore Robert [MC1950 RIP]


Salvatore Robert Santaniello

Mystic – Salvatore Robert Santaniello, 82, of Mystic, passed away Monday, June 7, 2010, at the Apple Rehab of Mystic.

Sal was born in Providence, on May 21, 1928. He was the son of Gilda (Palmieri) and James Santaniello Sr.

He married Mary Mahar on May 7, 1955, in Providence.

He graduated with a degree in electrical engineering from Manhattan College in New York City in 1950, and served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956.

Sal began his employment at the Navy’s Underwater Sound Laboratory (USN/USL) in 1951 and retired in 1986 from what was then renamed the Naval Underwater Systems Center. During his 35-year career, he made significant contributions to the field of underwater acoustics as both a researcher and scientific supervisor. He authored more than 50 publications on his technical studies as well as directing and guiding numerous environmental acoustic and sonar research and development programs. Both as a scientific project leader and a branch head, he was a nurturing and caring mentor to the many young scientists and engineers who worked with/or for him, successfully guiding and counseling many such that they went on to earn scientific career distinction in their own right. Upon his retirement, in recognition of the volume, originality, and quality of his technical accomplishments, he was presented with the laboratory’s prestigious Decibel Award.

Following his retirement from civil service, he joined the Washington-based firm of Planning Systems, Inc. (PSI). At PSI, he continued to perform sonar research under contracts with the Navy for several more years, additionally serving as the manager of PSIs New London office.

Sal enjoyed coaching both Little League and Babe Ruth in Mystic, as well as Miss Softball America. His favorite interests included playing the piano, carpentry, vegetable gardening, and wine making. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Besides his wife, Mary, he is survived by his brother, V. James Santaniello; a sister, Margaret Iacono. He is also survived by his son, James Santaniello and his wife, Shelly, of Needham, Mass., and three daughters, Patricia Beffa-Negrini and her husband, David, of Nelson, N.H., Joanne Santaniello of Newport, R.I., and Karen Brender and her husband, Scott, of Kirkland, Wash. He is survived by six grandchildren, Shannon Kelly, Michael, Nicholas, and Kathryn Santaniello, and Samantha and Hanna Brender.

He was predeceased by a sister, Marie Bishop.

His family would like to thank all the caregivers, doctors, and nurses who have helped them and treated Sal with kindness and respect.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Visiting Nurse Association of Southeastern Connecticut, 403 N. Frontage Road, Waterford CT 06385, Beacon Hospice, 12 Roosevelt Ave., Mystic CT 06355; and/or the Joslin Diabetes Center at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital, New London.

His family will greet relatives and friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday at The Dinoto Funeral Home, 17 Pearl St., historic downtown Mystic. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday at St. Patrick Church, East Main St., Mystic, with burial following at St. Patrick Cemetery.

For further information, directions, or to share a note of remembrance/condolence with his family, please visit www.dinotofuneral.com

Published in The Day from June 9 to June 10, 2010


Santaniello, Salvatore Robert [MC1950 RIP]

Guestbook: http://goo.gl/6dFX

    * Posted on: Thu, Jun 10 2010 7:33 AM

JOY: Johnston, Ryan [MC2001] weds Lisa Quinn


Lisa Quinn weds Ryan Johnston
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Last updated: Thursday June 10, 2010, 1:25 AM
Wyckoff Suburban News

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Lisa Quinn and Ryan Johnston were married Aug. 29, 2009, at St. Elizabeth’s Church in Wyckoff. A reception followed at the Stony Hill Inn in Hackensack.

The bride is the daughter of Debbie and John Quinn of Wyckoff. She is a 1999 graduate of Ramapo High School and received her bachelor’s degree in 2003 from Quinnipiac University.

The groom is the son of Rosemarie and Arthur Johnston of Valley Cottage, N.Y. He is a 1997 graduate of Nyack High School and received a bachelor’s degree in 2001 from Manhattan College.

The couple enjoyed a honeymoon in Hawaii.

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Johnston, Ryan [MC2001]

[JR: Mozel Tov. I so much prefer weddings and births, to obits.]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Jun 10 2010 9:36 AM

JLINKEDIN: Newman, Richard [MC1994] PatAtty at Howard+Howard LV



Newman, Richard [MC1994]
Patent Attorney at Howard & Howard Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada Area
Law Practice

Summary: I help my clients to establish, protect and monetize their intellectual property rights through patents, trademarks and copyrights. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or would like to discuss any particular issues.

Specialties: All aspects of intellectual property, including patent preparation and prosecution, trademark prosecution, opinion work, and litigation support.

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    * Posted on: Thu, Jun 10 2010 2:06 PM

JEMAIL: McCarra-Fitzpatrick, MaryAnn (MC1989) calls for parents’ autism stories

RE: My Child Always: Stories of Hope and Inspiration

This is my call for submissions for a volume I am planning to edit.

I am the mother of a disabled child. In ten short years I have experienced emotional highs and lows that I was, in many ways, unprepared for. While motherhood, in many respects, has not been the journey I envisioned and expected, it has, nonetheless, been a rich and deeply rewarding experience.

I think that we mothers of differently-abled children have been given a great gift–to see through the eyes of our children a world which, though it may present difficulties, can also, when those difficulties are surmounted, be graced with those transformative moments when we see our children achieve milestones and develop in ways we may have thought impossible.

After all is said and done, after the therapists have written and filed away their reports, we know our children best.

I would like to hear your stories and possibly include them in a volume tentatively entitled “My Child Always: Stories of Hope and Inspiration.”

We all have a story to tell, stories which may help to give strength to other mothers, fathers, caregivers, and siblings during those moments of struggle we know all too well.

It’s meant to be a series of essays….which I will edit…..written by parents….showing autism from the parental perspective (not the perspective of doctors or therapists, which is thoroughly covered in the literature already).

Parents have a unique perspective on their children….it is my intention to “tap into” this perspective.

Essays (chapters) should, ideally, be 6000 words in length and deal with the parental/familial experience of autism, from diagnosis to different interventions….the challenges families experience….and the transformative moments that sometimes happen when we least expect them.

If you would like to submit your story for possible inclusion in the volume please contact me at the address/email below and I will provide the submission guidelines.

I look forward to hearing from you!!

All best,

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McCarra-Fitzpatrick, MaryAnn (MC1989)

[JR: MaryAnn is the mother of three boys, one of whom is affected with autism. She lives and works in Mount Vernon, New York. And, if anyone can do this, she can.]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Jun 10 2010 6:42 PM

MNEWS: MC repsonds to unruly student complaints


To the editor:

We are writing in response to recent letters to the editor concerning the presence of Manhattan College students in the community. The college values our long-standing relationship within the local community, one that we have been a part of since 1923. The core of our mission is a commitment to providing a quality educational experience and to develop in each student an awareness to social issues and a deep respect for others. We are always concerned about the behavior of our students whether on or off campus. The offices of the dean of students and residence life have and will continue to follow up with students who have had any negative impact on the community.

We regret that some of our of students, as you pointed out, have been disruptive to their Riverdale neighbors. Incidents around Overlook Manor on West 238th Street are particularly challenging because it is difficult to pinpoint whether our students or local students who also frequent local businesses are involved. Here is how we are approaching this concern:

Security has been directed to step up its presence on the neighborhood streets near Overlook (specifically Waldo and Greystone avenues, and West 238th Street). While they cannot officially “patrol” offcampus, they have and will continue to demonstrate the college’s attention to our students’ conduct and our concern for their safety. Security officers report inappropriate behavior to the NYPD’s 50th Precinct. Our goal is to deter unwanted behaviors and to improve the response time to the incidents that actually get reported.

Exterior Checks: Resident Assistants (student staff) have been conducting exterior patrols around the Overlook building itself. They have been trained to pay special attention to activity on the balconies (no one is allowed to use these after 10 p.m.) and the fire escapes (these are completely off-limits except for emergency use). The RAs also check the sidewalks and the entrance to the parking garage at the rear of the building. When the RAs observe anything unusual or inappropriate, they are to immediately notify security in the Overlook Manor lobby. While the RAs and security have no authority over other groups gathering on the street, we can report loud noise and incidents to NYPD.

Cleaning up the damage: When students are found responsible for inappropriate conduct in or around Overlook, they will be subject to the Manhattan College code of conduct. While continuing the college’s alcohol education programs and other judicial protocols, we can also require students to participate in group clean-up projects to benefit the neighborhood. We want to send a consistent message to all of our students that it is our expectation that good community relations be maintained and good citizenship be demonstrated.

Further cooperation with the 50th Precinct Council: As you may know, there is a monthly meeting of the local community council. Routinely members of the Manhattan College administration attend to monitor any MC-related topics and offer immediate support. It is largely a forum for citizens to ask the police leadership about major ongoing problems as well as minor incidents.

We hope you’ll agree this is an ongoing issue that many schools face and one that the college takes seriously. For the long-term solution, we need a strong partnership with our individual neighbors and with the 50th Precinct to promote the message that Manhattan College does not excuse irresponsible and disrespectful behavior, and that we need neighbors to call NYPD if they witness anything inappropriate.

Manhattan College remains committed to addressing this issue and to maintaining our partnership with the Riverdale community that we value so highly. We will continue to provide to all our students, both on and off campus, a nurturing and caring educational experience so they will grow to become responsible members of their communities.

Thank you.


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    * Posted on: Fri, Jun 11 2010 7:19 AM

JOBIT: Gettings, Donald R. [MC1958 RIP]



GETTINGS—Donald R., 78, on June 9, loving father of James, David and the late Jeffrey, cherished father-in-law of Arpi and Michelle, favorite uncle to many nieces and nephews. Graduate of Cardinal Hayes and Manhattan College. Served in the Navy and attended Cornell Graduate School. Proprietor of Dresner’s Restaurants for 42 years. Family will receive Saturday 2-5 and 7-9pm and Sunday 1-4pm. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his name to ALS Association, New York Chapter, 42 Broadway, Suite 1724, New York, NY 10004.

Published in The New York Times on June 11, 2010


Gettings, Donald R. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://goo.gl/X7wj


Dear John,

   I believe that Don is a member of the Class of 1958.

   May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Gettings, Donald R. [MC1958 RIP]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Jun 11 2010 7:28 AM
    * Updated: Sat, Jun 12 2010 9:14 AM

JFOUND: Fusco, Cono [MC1964] retired from Grant Thornton


Cono Fusco
Partner (Retired)
Grant Thornton

Cono Fusco M.B.A. ’67 was elected a partner of Grant Thornton LLP on August 1, 1973. Throughout his 34 years as a partner, and 40 years in total with Grant Thornton, he has been viewed by colleagues as a successful, high impact leader. His career has spanned virtually all aspects of firm operations including: client service; office, regional and national managing partner positions; Senior and National Leadership Team; and Partnership Board member.

During his career, he created and led Grant Thornton’s Merger and Practice Integration strategy – the height of which was the successful integration of 600 former employees of Arthur Andersen including 60 partners. It resulted in a 24 percent increase in firm’s personnel and partner headcount at the time. More recently, he had been named among the 100 Most Influential People in Corporate Governance by Directorship Magazine. He is a frequent speaker at various conferences and seminars sponsored by business groups, the accounting profession and academic institutions.

Mr. Fusco’s mother was, in his words, an original “women’s libber.” She worked as a bookkeeper in a private furniture business. Her sister (Cono’s aunt) was also a bookkeeper at a food importing company. Mr. Fusco remembers that these women spoke with reverence about the Certified Public Accountant who came in to review the business’ books. It was then that Mr. Fusco first considered a career in public accounting.

As an undergraduate, he went to Manhattan College. He lived at school, but off the main campus for the first year and “day hopped” thereafter until graduation. Starting out in Manhattan’s engineering program, he switched his major to business after the first year. Married in June of 1964, he finished his degree that same summer, and began his professional career in September.

He took a job at a local accounting firm – a job he considered to be an internship while waiting for entry into graduate school. During the course of the next nine months, he learned everything he could about the business and accounting. “To me, beginning a career in public accounting was like a decision not to decide. There are so many avenues to explore, and one doesn’t necessarily have to specialize immediately. In many ways, it was like going to college. I didn’t have to declare a major (right away).”

Living in Queens at the time, Mr. Fusco learned about Adelphi University’s School of Business. He started in the graduate program in September 1965 – as a full-time student, he took classes in the afternoons and early evenings. To pay for his education, he took odd jobs: as a service station attendant; parking cars; and finally as a controller for a family seafood restaurant in Queens. According to Mr.Fusco, he “learned enough about accounting at that job to know which end of the pencil to grab.”

Upon completing his M.B.A. at Adelphi in 1967, he had a number of job offers, and accepted a position with Grant Thornton, LLP (nee Alexander Grant & Co.). He knew that by taking an additional six credits in accounting he would qualify to sit for the CPA exam one year earlier. He took those additional two courses, earned a second concentration in accounting, and then passed the exam with only two years of experience versus three as then required by law.

“Sometimes,” Mr. Fusco recalls, “the best decisions are the ones that you never make.” In 1968, a partner at Alexander Grant by the name of Hugh Reed left the firm to join Richard A. Eisner, a new start up accounting firm. Cono was recruited heavily to join Reed, and recalls that the offer they made “turned my head.” Knowing that he needed to finish an assignment at Grant, he was prepared to leave three weeks later. But he had a change of heart, and was given the opportunity to get into the technical side (review department/quality assurance) of the business. When Mr. Fusco was at the company for three years, he was promoted to manager – a track that usually took eight to ten years to achieve.

In March 1972, Mr. Fusco was asked to go out to Grant’s National Office in Chicago to write a training program on internal control in connection with a proposed revision to the firm’s standard audit program. At the time, he was told it might take two weeks. “Technically, we were very good, but our process was not as good. There was sand in our gears.” Ultimately he became part of the team that completed the re-write of the audit program. A project that was supposed to take two weeks took four months to complete.

“I think there are certain types of people who go into accounting. Generally speaking, they are quantitative as opposed to qualitative. However, the most successful accountants, in my opinion, have the ability to transition from quantitative thinkers into qualitative thinkers.”

Mr. Fusco offers an important word of advice for current Adelphi students majoring in accounting: “Success does not begin or end with the global six firms, no more so than the only good education you can get is at an Ivy-league school. If you don’t join one of the bigger firms, don’t feel like you’ve failed before you’ve started.”

Now in retirement, he holds two trustee positions: one with The Economic Club of New York, and the other with The Committee for Economic Development. In addition, in the “next chapter” of his professional career, he hopes to put his 40 years of accounting and business experience to work – this time, as a director on the boards of a few select large cap or mid cap companies.

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Fusco, Cono [MC1964]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Jun 11 2010 7:42 AM

JLINKEDIN: Pennino, Robert [MC1991] Chiropractor at Healing Hands of Boca


Pennino, Robert [MC1991]
Chiropractor at Healing Hands of Boca Raton
West Palm Beach, Florida Area
Health, Wellness and Fitness

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    * Posted on: Fri, Jun 11 2010 2:16 PM

JBlogger: Jasper “Islander505″ [MC1977] “Made in America, Tested in Japan”


11 JUNE 2010
No Political Correctness Here

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But there was one small section of the museum about the Pacific War that stood out to me. Only because in this day and age of overblown Political Correctness, I was somewhat surprised that the Curators allowed it.

There is a good 4-5 minute walk within the museum dedicated to Japanese atrocities during WWII. And the pictures, monuments, and stories are horrifying. So much so, that there is a parental warning at the beginning of it, as well a a side route to avoid it.

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Many ears ago, in the 70′s and early 80′s, I spent many a weekend carousing Kalakaua Blvd. in Waikiki. This was during a period when Japanese Tourism to the Hawaiian Islands was peaking. Nothing wrong with that…..they’re good people and spend lots of money. But one thing always bothered me. And that was seeing Japanese men, especially older men, fresh off of a tour of Pearl Harbor, wearing USS Arizona baseball caps and T-shirts. Call me jingoistic, but I found that offensive. The same way I would feel in 2010 if Islamic Fundamentalists dressed their women in burkhas featuring images of the World Trade Center. And probably no different than how a Japanese citizen would feel if I walked around downtown Hiroshima in a T-shirt featuring a mushroom cloud with a “Made in America, Tested in Japan” caption. (indeed, I admit it….I DID get a T-shirt like that made to wear on Kalakaua in response to the Japanese wearing Arizona hats and tees).

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All of us from all nations can and should honor our fallen warriors in proper ways.

Without wearing “souvenirs” from former opponent’s hallowed grounds.

Just my opinion.

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Jasper “Islander505″ [MC1977]

[JR: As a little L libertarian, I think everyone should have to see EVERY atrocity committed in a war by ALL sides. We need to understand viscerally what George W ... Washington ... about "entangling alliances". All fallen warriors deserve respect. They may have been wrong, mistaken, or even bad. But they have paid the ultimate price, made the ultimate sacrifice, and should teach us the BIG lesson. There is no good war. With respect to the bomb, FDR (for getting us in it) and Truman (for dropping the bomb) are high on my list of worst Presidents. Maybe those Japanese tourists are pure of heart and buy a souvenir to remember?]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Jun 11 2010 10:24 PM

JOBIT: McGlade, Charles Patrick [MC1976] by Hone, Jim [MC1976]


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Charles Patrick McGlade (1954-2010)
10 June, 2010 (22:13)

I have spent a lot of time trying to make sense of Chuck’s life and my relationship with him. There were so many facets and narrative threads that mere words fail.

My own story with Chuck began at Manhattan College when our interests and schedules began to coincide. He was a brilliant student, a talented editor of the Jasper Journal, and president of our International Relations Club.

{Extraneous Deleted}

Between the ups and downs of the last dozen or so years and the Myositis that gradually took him, some might say that his life ended tragically.

This does no justice to the person I knew as Charles Patrick McGlade.

I will remember him always as a dear friend – Irish to the core, an eternal optimist, a happy-warrior Democrat, a world citizen and a lover of justice.

He made his mistakes and he took his lumps but he was an existential fighter who never gave up.

In evidence, I offer this: on the 20,500th day of his life in this world, he was still smiling as he took his last breath.

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About Jim Hone

I was born in New York in 1954, the first of nine children to Irish immigrant parents. I grew up just across the Hudson River in the working-class town of West New York, New Jersey, a first home to waves of newcomers to this day.

I graduated from Manhattan College in 1976. Just a day after commencement, I began an eleven-year career at CBS where I held several positions in network operations and production.

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In 2008, I won an appointment to become the Film and Media Digital Archivist at Washington University in St. Louis. Most of my current work revolves around the Henry Hampton Collection. Hampton, a St. Louis native and Washington University alumnus, founded Blackside, Inc., the producer of such PBS documentaries as Eyes on the Prize, Malcolm X: Make it Plain, The Great Depression and I’ll Make Me a World.

There are thousands of analog items in need of attention. I feel like I’m laying the foundation for the pyramids.

I live in the Dogtown neighborhood of St. Louis with my wife, muse and reality check, Janelle Carron. Two stepdaughters, Amy and Erin, their dogs and boyfriends are frequent visitors.

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McGlade, Charles Patrick [MC1976]

Hone, Jim [MC1976]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Jun 11 2010 10:59 PM

JOBIT: Keough, John A. [MC1961 RIP]



John A Keough
(August 28, 1932 – June 9, 2010)

U.S. Veteran

John Augustine “Jack” Keough a long time resident of Suffern NY passed away June 9, 2010 at home at the age of 77.

Born August 28, 1932 in the Bronx, NY to John and Catherine Keough, Jack was a Manhattan College graduate in 1961, Jack was an Air Force veteran, and worked for the Town of Ramapo Planning Department for many yeas before retiring in 1991.

Along with John McAlevey and other Town of Ramapo officials, he was involved in the Seminal Land use control case, Matter of Golden V Planning Bd .of the Town of Ramapo (1972)in which the NYS Court of Appeals upheld, and praised the Town Of Ramapo’s land use controls.

He was active in local politics and civic and Veteran’s group’s, including Rotary International, Korean War Veteran’s and the Rockland County Democratic party, and Ramapo Sportsman Association.

Jack served with the US Air force Strategic Air Command from 1952-1956.

He was a long time Boy Scout leader, he could read and write in Gaelic, and accomplished Philatelist, of stamps from Ireland and England, and an ardent NRA supporter.

He is survived by his domestic partner Joann Soules and family, his sisters Nancy Higgins, Frances Murphy, and several nieces and nephews, and his life long friend Clara Williams.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday June 14, 2010 at 10:00 AM at the Church of the Presentation in Upper Saddle River NJ burial will follow at the FW Loescher Veteran’s Cemetery in New Hempstead, NY. Friends may call on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Scarr Funeral Home Inc Route 202 Suffern. In lieu of flowers donations to the Korean War Veterans would be appreciated.


Keough, John A. [MC1961 RIP]

Guestbook: http://goo.gl/oTHo

    * Posted on: Sat, Jun 12 2010 6:25 AM

JLINKEDIN: Hoyle, Rose T. [MC????] Owner, RTH Consultant



Hoyle, Rose T. [MC????]
Owner, RTH Consultant & Contractor
Greater New York City Area


* Cosmetic Executive skilled in all aspects of Fragrance Development & Technical Product Development / R&D for the Fragrance, Beauty and Home Care industries; experienced in conceptualizing, developing and executing marketing objectives and brand strategies for a fragrance, personal care, and home care portfolios.

* Portfolio Manager experienced in leading high performance teams, developing and implementing strategic plans and commercializing new products in fast paced and fast changing environments delivering client service and satisfaction. End to End experience for Business to Business with a strong understanding of Regulatory Issues, Quality Assurance, Operations and Manufacturing.

* Interested in developing business relationships and consulting opportunities.

Specialties: Fragrance development, fragrance evaluation, product development, product evaluation, competitive product analyses, brand reviews, formulation, prototype development, marketing liaison, strategy development, portfolio management, scale-up & process engineering; product testing (shelf-life, safety, claims, etc.); integrated process design & implementation, business development, early stage start-up’s.

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    * Posted on: Sat, Jun 12 2010 12:23 PM

ENDNOTE: “Automatic excommunications” but not for CINO politicians


Phoenix Catholic hospital defends abortion that took place there; bishop warns of excommunication

May 17, 2010

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In late 2009, an abortion took place at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix after a hospital ethics committee deemed the abortion necessary to save the life of the mother. Sister Margaret Mary McBride, the hospital’s vice president of mission integration, was a member of the committee that made the decision and has since been assigned new duties.

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[JR: Wasn’t there and don’t know the facts, but why should that stop me from butting in. Tragic situation. Sounds like people were really trying to do the right thing. I don’t like “automatic excommunication”. All I would point out to the good bishop is perhaps he might aom some ire at the CINO politicians like Pelosi, Biden, and the late Ted Kennedy. How about handing out some of those “automatic excommunications” for them because of their roles? Just a modest question. You can surmise your own answers as to why not. Argh!]

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    * Posted on: Sat, Jun 12 2010 5:37 PM

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