JASPER JOTTINGS Week 24 - 2011 June 12   

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




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Jun 5, 2011 

POSITRACTION: Discovery becomes lesson in honesty


Big cash discovery becomes lesson in honesty for Bountiful family
May 18th, 2011 @ 10:01pm
By Wendy Leonard

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BOUNTIFUL — He hit the mother lode, but not once did Josh Ferrin even think of laying claim on the more than $45,000 cash that he found in his garage.

In fact, he gave it all back.

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It took at least three hours for the Ferrins to sort and count the new-found cash, all the while teaching a lesson of honesty to their two young sons, who wanted to keep “just one” of the bundles and kept trying to slip coins into their pockets.

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[JR: I love "returning lost property" stories. It demonstrates that people are basically trustworthy. Being of weak character, I'd prefer only to find 5 or 10 bucks. My fellow alums could handle far larger temptations.]

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Jun 5, 2011 

JFOUND: Ledwidge, Michael [MC1992] cited as co-author


Saturday, June 4, 2011

Michael Ledwidge

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Mike Ledwidge co-authors the best-selling Mike Bennett detective series and other novels with James Patterson. He’s forty-ish, his folks are from Ireland as befits the character, and he grew up in the Bronx and studied at Manhattan College.

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Ledwidge, Michael [MC1992]

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Jun 5, 2011 

JOBIT: Shaughnessy, Edward J. [MC1938 RIP]


Edward J. Shaughnessy, Navy officer, systems engineer

Edward J. Shaughnessy, 95, a retired Navy commander who was later a systems engineer for Planning Research Corp., a consulting firm in McLean, died May 13 at a retirement community in Naples, Fla. He had a heart ailment.

Mr. Shaughnessy joined the Navy in 1941 and served in World War II and the Korean War. His last active-duty assignment was in 1964 at the Navy’s Bureau of Ships in Washington.

He then joined Planning Research Corp., conducting management and logistics studies for government agencies until he retired in 1994.

Edward Joseph Shaughnessy, a native of Waltham, Mass., was a 1938 graduate of Manhattan College in Riverdale, N.Y. He received a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard University in 1947. He first moved to the Washington region in the early 1960s and lived in Vienna from 1969 until 2010.

He was an adjunct professor of business administration and English at Southeastern University in the District from the early 1960s until 1985.

He was member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Vienna, where he sang in the choir and held several leadership positions.

His wife of 48 years, Mary Flannery Shaughnessy, died in 1994.

Survivors include eight children, Maureen P. Fuller of Crofton, Edward J. Shaughnessy of Durham, N.C., Coleman P. Shaughnessy of Chantilly, Thomas J. Shaughnessy of Manassas, Deirdre S. Alfred and Reilly M. Shaughnessy, both of San Diego, Mary A. Wickham of Naples and Colleen M. Shaughnessy of Vienna; 27 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

— Lauren Wiseman


Shaughnessy, Edward J. [MC1938 RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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Jun 5, 2011 

JOY: Crispell, Robert L. III [MC2004] is engaged


Celebrations: NICOLE L. DRENGA

Jun 5, 2011

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It is with great pleasure that Mr. & Mrs. Edward Drenga of Cortlandt Manor, NY and Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Crispell Jr. of Stony Point, NY announce the engagement of their children Nicole L. Drenga and Robert L. Crispell III. Miss Drenga received her BS in Marketing from St. Thomas Aquinas College. She is employed as a Contract Analyst Consultant at RR Donnelley Mr. Crispell received his BS in Business; Computer Information Systems from Manhattan College. He is employed as a Systems Engineer at Swiss Re. 2011 wedding is planned for November 4th.

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Crispell, Robert L. III [MC????]

[JR: Mozel Tov.]

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Dear John,

   I believe that Robert is a member of the Class of 2004.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Crispell, Robert L. III [MC2004]

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Jun 5, 2011 

JUPDATE: Cappiello and Bracken (MC1958)

McEneney, Mike (MC1953) “collected”:

— Bracken, Don (MC1958)

— Cappiello, Bob (MC1958)

… at the big reunion Saturday.

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Jun 5, 2011 

JLINKEDIN: Medea, Jillian [MC2006] Network Analyst at Ernst + Young


Medea, Jillian [MC2006]
Network Analyst at Ernst & Young
Greater New York City Area
Information Technology and Services

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Jun 5, 2011 

MNEWS: Graduates from all ten earn higher median


June 04, 2011

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Do graduates of prestigious colleges earn more money?

Here’s a pop college quiz. What do the following ten colleges have in common?

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7. Manhattan College

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Graduates from all ten earn higher median starting salaries than grads from Yale do.

Source: payscale.com “2010/2011 College Salary Report.” (sort the list by “Starting median salary”).

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[JR: Sounds like a good ROI to me!]

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Jun 5, 2011 

MFOUND: Pic from the reunion


@McHugh Brendan McHugh June 5, 2011

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Manhattan College alumni event. So. Many. Old. People. Dancing. @KevinBrewer22 is here too

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Jun 6, 2011 

JOBIT: Hart, Bernadette O’Hagan [MC1983 RIP]


Bernadette Hart (1961 – 2011)  

Hart, Bernadette (nee O’Hagan) of Valhalla, NY and formerly of Riverdale, NY, died on June 4, 2011 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on July 22, 1961 to the late Helen and Frank O’Hagan. She is survived by her adoring husband, Tom, and her four wonderful children, Tommy, Dennis, Terrence and Claudia. Bernadette also leaves behind many sisters, brothers, in-laws, nieces and nephews, who will sorely miss her. After graduating from Manhattan College, where she met her husband, Bernadette began her career as an accountant with IBM, and then settled down to raise her children, becoming involved in her community, church and schools.

The family will receive friends on Monday, 6/6 from 7-9 and Tuesday, 6/7 from 2-4 and 7-9 at Beecher Funeral Home, Pleasantville, NY. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Name of Jesus Church on Wednesday, 6/8, 2 Broadway, Valhalla, NY, 914-949-2323. Please contact church or funeral home for time of mass. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Bernadette Hart Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Kensico Little League, P. O. Box 11, Valhalla, NY 10595.

Published in the The Journal News from June 6 to June 7, 2011


Hart, Bernadette O’Hagan [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/lohud/guestbook.aspx?n=bernadette-hart&pid=151578480&cid=full

[JR: Way too young. Reminds me of my own loss. Donna Nobis Pacem.]


Dear John,

   Bernadette Hart, class of 1983 is the sister of Mary Ellen Malone of the Development Office at The College. Her husband Tommy is also a member of the class of 1983.

   May She Rest In Peace. (The Mass is at 10 AM)


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Please pass along our condolences. It’s stunning to me.]

Hart, Bernadette O’Hagan [MC1983 RIP]

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Dear John,

   On Tuesday, Cathie and I attended the Wake for Bernadette (O’Hagan) Hart, ’83. While the posted hours were 7 to 9 PM, I am sure it was close to 10:30 by the time the end of the line was reached. Bernadette and her Husband, Tommy ’83 lived in Valhalla with their four Children. The turn out by the Community and fellow Jasper’s spoke volumes for who Bernadette was. Tommy is a member of the Yonkers Fire Department and his fellow members of the Department went over and beyond to permit Tommy to spend as much time as possible to care for Bernie and the children during her long battle with her cancer. The neighbors made sure that the children did not miss any of the various activities that they were involved in. Some spent time with Bernie, comforting her or doing the food shopping and cooking meals.

   At the Funeral Mass on Wednesday there were more that 300 people in attendance. That was partially made possible when the local High School, where Tom, the oldest boy is a Senior, postponed the Senior Trip for that day to Dorney Park, to the next day, so that his Classmates could attend the Mass and Tom would not miss his Senior trip. His younger brother’s middle school postponed it Field Day to the next day for the same reason.

   I relate this to show that there are good people and great communities that do the right thing without any fanfare or hope of recognition.

   Please pray for Tom and the Children as they face life without their great Mother and Wife.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Lesson taken. I'm sure, from personal experience, that their journey is going to be hard. But with support like that, they're in a good place. A few prayers is easy for us to do; they have to do the heavy lifting.]

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Upon reflection a quote comes to mind:

“My love, were it in my power, I would sadly grant thee this boon. But, we have to continue to follow His Plan for us. Let’s go forth and speak no more of this. Who ever is last will be last. It will be His choice; not ours. We’re but humble custodians of His temple on earth. It’s not our place to trump His plan. Whatever that plan be, know that I will be with you to my last breath.” — character “John” to spouse “Marie” in CHURCH 10●19●62 Volume 2 Page 399

I’m speechless. I weep for all the lost Jaspers as we all have to pick up our burdens and continue the trek though the “vale of tears” we heard so much about. One foot in front of the other.

Bon courage a vous tous

Donna Nobis Pacem,

Reinke, F. John (MC1968)

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Jun 6, 2011 

MFOUND: MC “attempting to compete”


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Manhattan College is a very good academic school that not a lot of people know about. The College is attempting to compete with Fordham University to be New York City’s premier Catholic college.

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[JR: I don't think MC is competing with Fordham. It's competing with SUNY for students. "Butts in the seats" is the survival metric. And, competing against the Gooferment's "free education" and in an arena, where the Gooferment is both the referee and the biggest competitor, is heroic. It's been said that only 100 will survive. The shakeout is inevitable. MC puts "butts in the seat" based on its ROI to student and parents. And, besides, guess this author hasn't heard that MC isn't "catholic"; according to the NLRB! Wonder if Fordham is "enough". Bet it is if they have an adjunct union. Hope the MC students defend Alma Mater. At least they didn't confuse MC with all the other "mc"s.]

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Jun 6, 2011 

JEMAIL: Fitzgerald, Daniel [MC1975] ided by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

RE: jnews Fitzgerald, Daniel [MC1975] with Vaccinogen Inc.


Fitzgerald, Daniel [MC????]

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Dear John,

   I believe that Daniel is a member of the Class of 1975.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Fitzgerald, Daniel [MC1975]

[JR: By way of explanation, Mike was out kicking up his heels at the Reunion. Glad to see him back at his desk in the virtual Jasper Jottings newsroom. No excuse, of course, for sneaking out, but understandable. I did some of the editing AT the Reunion to make deadline. Some shindig; to bad if you missed it. The dancing girls were hot, beer was cold, and the Jaspers were “old”!]

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Jun 6, 2011 

JLINKEDIN: Pascal, Sara [MC2009] Junior Designer at MG Engineering PC


Pascal, Sara [MC2009]
Junior Designer at MG Engineering PC
Greater New York City Area

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Jun 6, 2011 

ADMINISTRIVIA: Need a fun category

[JR: I just thought this was a hoot. Wish I had had time to go, but next time.]

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Jun 6, 2011 

ADMINISTRIVIA: My pics from the Reunion are on the “back lot”


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Jun 6, 2011 

JOBIT: Schatzle, Joe [MC1953 RIP] reported by GOJASPERS.COM (Updated)


… … GOJASPERS.COM is reporting … …


Manhattan College Hall of Famer Joe Schatzle Passes Away Release: 06/06/2011

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RIVERDALE, N.Y. – Former Manhattan College track & field captain Joe Schatzle ‘53, who still holds three school records and was inducted into the College’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1991, passed away on Saturday after a long illness. He was 79.

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A wake will be held next Monday from 5-8 p.m. at the Clinton Funeral Home in Cold Spring, N.Y. The funeral will take place at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 14, at Our Lady of Loretta Church in Cold Spring.

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Schatzle, Joe [MC1953 RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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Joseph N. Schatzle II


Coach Joe Schatzle

Of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Arlington, VA, died June 4, 2011, of complications from Alzheimer’s disease.

Joe was born September 10, 1931 in Jamaica, NY, to Joseph Nicholas Schatzle, Sr., and Molly McGurk Schatzle. He grew up in Queens Village, N.Y., and Cold Spring, NY, studied at St. Francis Xavier High School in New York City, and graduated from Haldane High School in Cold Spring and later began his teaching career there. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Manhattan College (1953), where he was a member of the college’s legendary sprint relay team (1951-53). He also held numerous individual titles. In 1953, as a member of the United States track team, he won the 100 and 220 yard titles at the British Games.

From 1953 to 1955, Joe served as first lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps as an air traffic controller and where he also exercised his passion for track. From 1963-1993 he taught physical education and coached track and field for Wappingers Central School District, and became known as the “father of track and field” in Duchess County. In 1991, he was inducted into the Manhattan College Athletic Hall of Fame, and in 2008 his former students and athletes dedicated a monument to their coach which is on the athletic field of R.C. Ketcham High School. As one former students stated, “His positive influence ripples out today through leaders in community and country.”

Joe was an unusual athlete in that he was deeply involved in the world of art and was himself and artful photographer. His “studio” on the Hudson River is filled with his photographs of the Hudson River Valley, a place dear to his heart, a place where he spent hours reading and writing poetry.

Preceding him in death were his parents, his brother James and his son Peter. Joe is survived by his beloved wife, Dolores Leckey of Arlington, Virginia; his children from his first marriage to Louise S. Schatzle: Joseph Nicholas Schatzle III, Charles Schatzle, David Schatzle, and Molly Schatzle Immerzeel; his four grandchildren, Hannah Schatzle, Kalvyn Joy Immerzeel, Branden Immerzeel, and Oliver Nicholas Schatzle; and his step-children, Mary Kate Marcellus (Ron), Dr. Celia Leckey, Thomas J. Leckey (Margaret), Dr. Colum Leckey (Donna); and seven step-grandchildren, all of whom are grateful for his presence in their lives. Nieces, cousins, scores of former students, athletes and colleagues will also miss his humor, sensitivity, and gentle ways. He always reminded his family and friends that “we must have fun.”

Viewing in Virginia will be on Thursday, June 9, 2011 from 5 to 9 p.m., at Advent Funeral Home, 7211 Lee Highway, Falls Church, Virginia 22046. The funeral mass and burial will take place the following week in Cold Spring, NY. The wake will be at Clinton Funeral Home on Monday, June 13, 5 to 8 p.m.; the funeral Mass will be Tuesday, June 14 at Our Lady of Loretto Church at 10 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Disease Research or Manhattan College.

Published in The Washington Post on June 7, 2011


Schatzle, Joe [MC1953 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/washingtonpost/guestbook.aspx?n=joseph-schatzle&pid=151618018&cid=full

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Jun 7, 2011 

JEMAIL: Good News About two Jaspers! McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

Dear John,

   The June 2nd edition of Catholic New York has an Article on page 3. announcing that the Archbishop will Ordain 12 Permanent Deacons on Saturday, June 11th. Two of them are JASPERS!

John Cunningham,’82. John, 54, of St John the Baptist parish, Piermont, has worked for the American Stack Exchange as a managing director, and also served as a vice president of ABN Amro Sago Corp.He holds a masters degree in business administration from Long Island University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Manhattan College. He and his wife, Elaine, have three children. “Formation has taught me that my ministry is to reflect God’s love for His people,” Deacon Cunningham said. “Inspired by Blessed John Paul II’s words, ‘Be Not Afraid,’ and trusting in Christ’s love, I embrace this gift and will share it.”

Francis Idehen,’83. Francis, 71, of Most Precious Blood parish, Walden, is retired from St. Barnabas Hospital, where he was chief radiation therapist. He holds a doctorate of education in health and behavior studies from Columbia University and a bachelor’s in radiologic and health science from Manhattan College. He and his wife, Violet, are parents of five and grandparents of two. “The call to the diaconate is a unique opportunity for me to serve the people of God, especially the poor and the needy,” Deacon Idehen said, “I thanks God for even considering me for this profound calling, and so I say, ‘Here I am Lord, I have come to do your will.’”

   I believe that Manhattan should be very proud of these two Alums!


[Note: John I am not sure that Francis is a member of the Class of 1983. I will check further.]

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[JR: Thanks, Mike. It's interesting that folks are "retasking" as opposed to "retiring". Maybe this is a new trend.]

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Jun 7, 2011 

JOBIT: Guidice, Donald A. [MC1956 RIP]


Donald A. Guidice  

GUIDICE, DONALD A., age 76 of Celebration, FL, passed away June 4, 2011 surrounded by his family.

Born October 12, 1934 in Astoria, NY, Donald lived in Arlington, MA, before retiring to Celebration, FL. He earned his Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College followed by a Masters of Science and Ph.D. from The Ohio State University.

Donald joined the US Air Force in 1956 and continued in the reserves until his retirement in 1986 as a Colonel. He served in the Foreign Technology Division at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH. As a civilian, he worked in radio astronomy at the Air Force Cambridge Research Labs at Hanscom Field in Bedford, MA.

After retiring and moving to Celebration, he was an active member of the Celebrators and the Veterans Club. Donald is survived by his wife, Julie of 46 years; his four children, Carol, Jim, Mike, and Bob; daughters-in-law, Elizabeth and Katie; grandchildren, Tommy and Michael; and brother, Edmund. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 1050 Celebration Ave., Celebration. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice in his name.

Published in the Orlando Sentinel on June 7, 2011


Guidice, Donald A. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/orlandosentinel/guestbook.aspx?n=donald-guidice&pid=151629654&cid=full


Dear John,

   I believe that Donald is a member of the Class of 1956.

   May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Guidice, Donald A. [MC1956 RIP]

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Jun 7, 2011 

JLINKEDIN: Ajayi, Sam [MC2004] Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at Kraft Foods


Ajayi, Sam [MC2004]
Continuous Improvement/Lean Six Sigma Black Belt/Business Unit Lead at Kraft Foods
Wausau, Wisconsin Area
Food & Beverages

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Jun 7, 2011 

JEMAIL: Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1967) shares the need

John, please find attached a photo of some of our Addis Hope kids. I think it shows their poverty and need.

Also, attached http://goo.gl/ihh6Y an outline of the St. Francis Children’s Care Organization, Addis Hope program. (SFCCO) is the official name registered with the government ( I know, I know).

Thanks for becoming a partner in our endeavors to assist these deserving children.


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Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1967)

[JR: It feels funny to have a Brother refer to themselves as "Greg". It also feels funny to donate money to a charity that is NOT tax deductible. It feels funny to hear that single moms and their children have no place else to go. Eye of the needle? If any Jaspers are interested in contributing like I do, I can provide the link. It's hard to imagine the deprivation that these children see. Like the starfish story, it makes a difference to the one you help.]

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Jun 7, 2011 

JHQ: 142nd Reunion Weekend (with pix)


College Hosts 142nd Reunion Weekend

This past weekend, Manhattan College celebrated reunion weekend and welcomed back alumni to campus. More than 400 alumni attended the weekend of festivities, which included special anniversary gatherings for the 25th, 40th, 50th and 60th reunion classes, and everyone was invited to attend the Saturday evening buffet on the Quadrangle.

A special blessing and unveiling of a commemorative marker for Manhattan Prep with Brother George Berrian, F.S.C., associate professor emeritus of education at Manhattan College and former director and principal of Manhattan Prep, which closed its doors in 1971, was also a highlight of reunion weekend.

View photos from reunion weekend below and stay tuned for upcoming details for reunion weekend 2012.

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Jun 7, 2011 

JHQ: Graduates Launch Careers With a Year of Service



Graduates Launch Careers With a Year of Service

As many graduates start a new career or begin the interview process, a number of Manhattan College students are preparing to spend a year of service helping others in another country or state. With the College’s strong commitment to service, every student is encouraged throughout their four years to volunteer and help others locally and abroad.

A few of the graduates include:

Erin LeRoy, a secondary education major, was accepted into Teach for America and will begin teaching middle or high school English in the Mississippi Delta at the end of the summer. Teach for America’s mission is to build the movement to eliminate educational inequity by enlisting our nation’s most promising future leaders in the effort. Read the press release

Brittany Lee Ellis, a psychology major, will begin working with Rostro De Cristo, a volunteer and retreat program, in Ecuador later this summer. The program aims to immerse its volunteers fully into the community and emphasizes forming meaningful relationships with the Ecuadorians in the local neighborhoods surrounding the work sites (schools, soup kitchens, health clinics, etc.). Read the press release

Catherine Smith, a special education major, will spend a year in Denver, Colo., working with Colorado Vincentian Volunteers, a community of faith and action that strives to live in the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul according to the Gospel. Smith will work three days a week with elderly, low income and homeless individuals, as well as tutoring two days a week. Read the press release

The Lasallian Volunteer Program also recently accepted new graduates: Kristen Brenner, a secondary education major, who will teach middle school at DeMarillac Academy in San Francisco, Calif.; Danny Creegan, a psychology major, who will serve as an after school activity coordinator and work in campus ministry at De La Salle North Catholic High School, Portland, Ore.; and John White, a secondary education major, who will teach seventh grade at San Miguel School-Gary Comer Campus in Chicago, Ill. As a Lasallian volunteer, volunteers dedicate a year or more of service to a Lasallian ministry.

June 3, 2011 Featured News Item

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Jun 7, 2011 

JNEWS: Lupu, Cornel [MC1990] Manager unclaimed property audits @ Keane


Keane Hires Unclaimed Property Insurance Specialist and Former Internal Auditor
June 7, 2011 | Filed under: Press Releases | Posted by: Gamut News Staff

Cornel Lupu to support Keane clients with navigating unclaimed

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Jun. 7, 2011 (Business Wire) — Keane, the only comprehensive provider of unclaimed property consulting, annual compliance reporting, and communication solutions, announced today that Cornel Lupu, has joined its National Consulting and Advisory Services team as a Manager. In this role, Lupu will help clients navigate complex unclaimed property audits. He will be based in New York City at Keane’s corporate headquarters.

Lupu has 20 years of diverse and extensive experience in the insurance industry. His areas of specialty include unclaimed property audits, internal audit, Sarbanes Oxley Section 404 and 302 compliance, and financial reporting. He will offer Keane clients unique insights into the target areas and common challenges that companies face in unclaimed property audits.

“We’re thrilled to announce that Cornel Lupu is joining our robust team of unclaimed property professionals,” said Valerie Jundt, Managing Director of Keane’s National Consulting and Advisory Services practice. “Cornel has extensive experience in the insurance industry coupled with a unique background involving the recent state-initiated audits. In this critical time, when states, the public and the media are focusing on industry standards, he will provide valuable assistance to our clients to help them meet and exceed those expectations.”

As the former director of examinations for Verus Financial, LLC, Lupu facilitated the development of an extensive audit program that has been approved by numerous State Treasury Departments and is still being utilized in conjunction with numerous active life insurance unclaimed property audits. He has first-hand experience assessing unclaimed property compliance practices at major life insurance companies, has served as a global compliance officer for a major insurer, and has implemented and managed global business ethics and compliance reporting systems.

“Keane continues to recruit and invest in the very best unclaimed property specialists in the country,” said Nick Nichols, Keane’s Chief Operating Officer. “With the recent demand for consulting and audit assistance from insurance companies, we are committed to adding even more resources to this practice. Cornel’s background and expertise is unparalleled and a perfect fit for our consulting team and clients.”

Lupu graduated with a B.S. in Accounting from Manhattan College. He is an affiliate member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and the Unclaimed Property Professionals Organization (UPPO).

For more information, please visit www.KeaneUP.com.

About Keane

On December 14, 2010, Venio, LLC and The Keane Organization joined forces to become the clear leader in the unclaimed property industry. The combined company, now operating under the name Keane, provides unmatched communication, consulting, and compliance services. From customized communications programs and data analysis to in-depth consulting and annual compliance reporting, Keane provides corporations, mutual funds, banks, brokerages, insurance companies and transfer agents with a depth and breadth of services that is unmatched. Each Keane service helps clients ensure compliance, reduce costs, protect shareholders, or retain customers while successfully navigating the complexities of unclaimed property reporting regulations. What sets Keane apart is our commitment to customer service, the expertise of our employees, and our accountability for measurable results. Keane employs more than 160 people across the country, in our New York, NY headquarters, our Wayne, PA operating facility and satellite offices across the country. For more information, please visit www.KeaneUP.com.

Vault Communications, Inc. Meredith Rovine, 610-455-2756 mrovine@vaultcommunications.com or Keane David McCrystal, 800-848-8896 x3257 dmccrystal@keaneup.com

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Lupu, Cornel [MC????]

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Dear John,

   I believe that Cornel is a member of the Class of 1990.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Lupu, Cornel [MC1990]

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Jun 7, 2011 

JNEWS: Widowski, Tracy [MC????] wins a 42nd annual Robert H. Ax award


Glen Rock educators selected by peers as Ax award recipients

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Glen Rock High School (GRHS) teacher and guidance counselor Ellen Barrett and Middle School (GRMS) teacher Tracy Widowski are the winners of the 42nd annual Robert H. Ax awards, announced Monday at a reception packed by peers and other district associates and family members in the Dario Valcarcel Media Center.

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Tracy Widowski (GRMS)

After graduating from Manhattan College and beginning her teaching career in Wyckoff, Widowski came to the district seven years ago, and has served for several years as GRMS student council advisor. She is also GRMS cross country coach, and assistant track coach at the high school.

Since joining the Glen Rock system, she has “taken on numerous activities for the benefit of the students and the community as a whole,” said Vila. “She has given countless hours to ensure that her students, student council members and athletes all receive the attention, support and leadership to succeed and grow in all aspects of their lives.

“She has a passion and drive that is contagious and she brings that to all aspects of her life,” said Vila, noting that Widowski enjoys outdoor activities year-round, including gardening, kayaking, riding ATVs, fishing and spending time with her family. “She loves traveling with her husband, with whom she shares a household with her adorable and spoiled yellow Labrador, Molly,” she said.

Born and raised in Ramsey, Widowski retains strong ties there, having competed under high school cross country coach John Kirchhoff and the late athletic director Lou Molino, both of whom continued to mentor her long after they were her coaches and teachers, Vila said.

Vila concluded, “We look forward to her contributions to the students, the school and the Glen Rock community for many years to come.”

Following similarly lengthy and enthusiastic ovation, Widowski said, “I too have absolutely no idea what to say.”

Alongside her husband, parents and grandparents, she said, “None of this would have been possible without you guys. Everything I do, I do with the support of people here at school.” With a nod to both her colleagues and family members, Widowski said, “There’s a group of people that always has my back at school, and I really appreciate that. And this (family) is the group that has my back when I come home and I’m crazy after a day at school.

“I’m so honored, and I’m just speechless – and that’s it!” she said to appreciative laughter.

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Widowski, Tracy [MC????]

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Dear John,

   Widowski may be Tracy’s married name, as I do not have any thing is my “stuff” under that name.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Yes, women are tricky like that. We'll just have to have help.]

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Jun 7, 2011 

JHQ: Manhattan Monthly June 2011



Manhattan College Receives National Recognition for Community Service

Manhattan College Awards Undergraduate Degrees at 169th Commencement

Manhattan College Holds Spring Commencement

College Announces Expansion of the Holocaust Resource Center

Graduates Launch Careers With a Year of Service

Engineering Students Compete in Bridge Competition

College Remembers Alumnus Vernon Dixon

Students Gain International Relations Skills at Model UN Conference

Manhattan College Business Students Assist More Than 1,000 Bronx Residents With Free Tax Preparation Services

ACEC Presents Scholarships to Five Manhattan College Students

Help To Fight Poverty With LVs Ride

Alumnus Helps To Develop Green Property


College Launches myMC Portal

College Holds Spring Honors Convocation

Gourmet Dining Moves to Manhattan College

School of Business Honors Patrick Boyle at Awards Ceremony

Phi Beta Kappa Inducts New Members and Celebrates 40 Years at College

College Recognizes Faculty at Convocation

St. Thomas More Law Lecture

Shaker High School Junior Receives Manhattan College Book Award


Alumni Society Elects New President and Vice President at General Meeting

Alumni Society Elects New President and Vice President at General Meeting

On May 7, the alumni society elected Joe Dillon ’62 as president and Elizabeth Hickey ’99 as vice president, both for a three-year term. Aileen Farrelly ’95 will continue to serve as treasurer for two more years and Damien Germino ’09 was elected as secretary for a two-year term. William Harkins ’67 completed his three-year term as president but will still be actively involved as the immediate past president on the Alumni Society Board.

FSAC Reception Featured Panel of Experts

Upcoming California Alumni Events With President O’Donnell

Alumni are cordially invited to join Brennan O’Donnell, Ph.D., president of Manhattan College, at the following upcoming summer alumni events in California:

San Francisco Area Reception Monday, June 27, 2011 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Marine’s Memorial Club & Hotel 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco

Newport Beach/Orange County Area Reception Tuesday, June 28, 2011 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. The Balboa Bay Club & Resort   1221 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach

Los Angeles Area Breakfast Wednesday, June 29, 2011 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Millennium Biltmore Hotel 506 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

La Jolla/San Diego Area Reception Wednesday, June 29, 2011 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. The La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club 2000 Spindrift Drive, La Jolla

To attend one of the above events, please R.S.V.P. (please be specific as to which event you will be attending) by June 20 to Pamela Bottge by e-mail pamela.bottge@manhattan.edu or call (718) 862-7502.

College Organizes Alumni Society Gathering for Past Presidents

Alumni Visit College for 142nd Reunion Weekend

Photos from reunion weekend » http://www.kodakgallery.com/gallery/sharing/landingPageSwitchboard.jsp?rsvpLink=!site!rest!v1.0!group!metadata!

Jersey Shore Luncheon on July 22

Construction Industry Golf Outing on July 25

Saratoga Day at the Races on July 29

Staten Island Yankees Game on July 30

Jasper Open Rescheduled For Aug. 9

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival on Aug. 11

Monmouth Day at the Races on Aug. 13

Alumni Businessmen’s Retreat  Friday–Sunday, Sept 16-18

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the annual Businessmen’s Retreat at the Bishop Malloy Retreat house (86-45 Edgerton Boulevard, Jamaica Estates, N.Y., 11432), which will be held Friday–Sunday, Sept 16-18. The retreat spans 36 hours from 6 p.m. on Friday until 12 p.m. on Sunday. The founding purpose of the retreat is to bring together alumni and friends of the college for the weekend hours to listen to gifted speakers and hear presentations based on this year’s theme The Beatitudes – An Everlasting Guide for Christian Life. E-mail Ed@ManhattanCollegeRetreat.info, call (718) 839-3412) or visit www.manhattancollegeretreat.info for additional information.

Career Fair 2011 on Oct. 19

Become a Mentor at Manhattan

The Mentor Program provides opportunities for Manhattan College students to gain insight into their intended careers by being paired with professionals, generally Manhattan College alumni in those careers. Students grow educationally, personally and professionally as they learn about their responsibilities and employment options within their career path. The Mentor Program is always looking for new mentors in all fields to assist our students, particularly in computer engineering and software, business, communications, law enforcement (FBI) and psychology. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please contact Brother Charles Barbush, F.S.C., mentor program coordinator, by e-mailing charles.barbush@manhattan.edu or calling (718) 862-7519.

Jaspers Helping Jaspers

Giving to Manhattan

Alumni Resources

Contact Your Alumni Office alumni@manhattan.edu


Faculty and Staff Accomplishments

Welcome New Employees

Manhattan College Promotions

Manhattan College Milestones


Memorable Season Comes to End in NCAA Tournament

Athletics Celebrates 71st Block M Awards Banquet

Masiello Announces Men’s Basketball Staff

MAAC Recognizes Four Graduating Senior Softball Players

Manhattan Receives NCAA Public Recognition Award

McGovern and Quirke Selected to Represent Ireland

Eight Jaspers Named To All-MAAC Academic Team

Olsson Places 19th at NCAA East Regional Championships

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Jun 8, 2011 

JOBIT: Beardall, James J. [MC???? RIP]


James Beardall

SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — James J. Beardall, 88, of South Berwick, Maine, passed away peacefully on June 4, 2011, at Huntington Commons in Kennebunk.

James was born Sept. 15, 1922, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Joseph and Maud (McCauley) Beardall. He was a graduate of Brooklyn Preparatory then attended Manhattan College, where he studied Business Administration. He was the President of John T. Clark & Son, a shipping company in New York City. In 1964 that company was bought out by International Terminal Operating Co., Inc. of Port Elizabeth, N.J., where he then became a terminal supervisor.

James was a sweet-natured gentleman of the “old school,” where he knew to treat people with dignity and respect. He loved to travel with his wife, Carolyn, to many places; in particular were trips to Morocco and Israel. He had such a gentlemanly stance about him, wearing his city hats, which he wore with poise and smartness. He enjoyed his many long walks along the Marginal Way in Ogunquit and longed to “get to the ocean,” along with hitting as many coffee shops along the way as he could.

His strong passion was his love of reading. He was very proud of his personal library, which would take your breath away as you walked into any of his rooms. His grand niece made a comment that she hopes that God has a lot of coffee and books up there for him!

He also loved children. His whole face would light up when they would enter the room. Jim loved to tell “believable stories” that would grasp the child’s imagination that they would remember for years to come.

Jim was a proud man and extremely proud to have served his country as a Marine in World War II. He loved taking trips into the city of Boston, Mass., while he was living here in Maine. When he did, he dressed to the nines with polished shoes, suit and tie, and a hat to match. He loved his city upbringing and was always ready to strike up a conversation that had anything to do with Brooklyn, N.Y. He also enjoyed spending many different holidays with his cousins and their families in Florida and Washington, D.C.

He and his wife Carolyn moved to Maine to the old family farmhouse. After she passed away, he stayed with his niece, Sharon, and her family in South Berwick.

He was predeceased by his wife, Carolyn, and a sister, Delores.

Surviving are his son, Gregory Beardall of Idaho; grandsons, Dylan and Lee Beardall; granddaughter, Molly Beardall; great-grandchildren, Arielle Askeland and Yehoshua Beardall; two sisters, Barbara Reynolds McCarthy and her husband, Jack, of Garden City, N.Y.; Kathleen Plunkett of Cape Canaveral, Fla.; sister-in-law, Geraldine Lord of Ogunquit; niece, Sharon Young, her husband, Martyn, and their children, Analycia and Stuart Young; and nephew, William Lord, his wife, Adriana Lord and their children, Jenica, Julia and Joshua Lord of South Berwick, as well as many other nieces and nephews.

The family would also like to extend a note of gratitude for the love and care from the staff at Huntington Commons.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 11, at 2 p.m., at the Johnson Funeral Home, 26 Market St., North Berwick, Maine, with military honors. He will be laid to rest in Hope Cemetery in Kennebunk, Maine, with his wife, Carolyn, on Monday.

Friends who wish may contribute in Jim’s memory to the Louis T. Graves Public Library, P.O. Box 391, Kennebunkport, ME 04046. Online condolences may be made at www.JohnsonFuneralHomeMe.com.

Arrangements are in the care of the Johnson Funeral Home, 26 Market St., North Berwick, Maine.

@Online guest book:Visit www.fosters.com/obits for an online guest book.

Published in Fosters from June 8 to June 9, 2011


Beardall, James J. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/fosters/guestbook.aspx?n=james-beardall&pid=151646000&cid=full


Message from Sharon Young,

Thank you so much for your kind words….my uncle had such fond memories of those years! It touched my heart to have see someone from Manhattan College contacting us. My uncle was such a wonderful man, and was so proud of his former residence of Brooklyn. Thank you again….

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Dear John,

   I do not find anything in my “stuff” for James.

   May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. As we can see from Ms. Young's comment above, the records are incomplete.]

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Jun 8, 2011 

JOBIT: Gallo, Pasquale “Pat” [MC???? RIP]


Pasquale Gallo
Sept. 1, 1932-June 3, 2011

BARRE – Pasquale “Pat” Gallo, of Barre, passed away on June 3, 2011, after a long illness. Pat made his living as a project manager in the construction industry and built many prominent buildings in a number of states. In 1969 he came to Vermont to build one of the first shopping centers in the central Vermont area. He enjoyed Vermont so much he decided to move his family here and called Barre home.

Pat, his father, mother and brother Joseph immigrated to the United States from a small town named Cervinara near Naples, Italy, when he was a young boy. He grew up in Queens, N.Y., attended Manhattan College and received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.

Pat is predeceased by his parents, Angelo and Grace Gallo, older brother Joseph Gallo and younger sister Mary Triano. He is survived by his son Edward J. Gallo and wife Deborah, daughters Gracemarie Howland and Patricia Gallo, and son Michael A. Gallo. Pat will be missed by all of his treasured grandchildren, Michelle and Patrick Howland; Katherine, Annemarie and Joseph Gallo; Christine Saundry, Michael and Jessica Gallo. His younger brother Phil Gallo, younger sister Joanne Gallo, and many nieces and nephews survive him as well.

There will be a funeral service celebrating Pat’s life Thursday, June 9, 2011, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Monica Church in Barre, 05641. The Rev. Leo Bilodeau will perform the Mass. Flowers may be sent directly to St. Monica Church on Thursday morning.

Published in Times Argus on June 8, 2011


Gallo, Pasquale “Pat” [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/timesargus/guestbook.aspx?n=pasquale-gallo&pid=151655040&cid=full


Dear John,

   I do not find anything in my “stuff” for Pat.

   May He Rest In Peace,


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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Jun 8, 2011 

JOBIT: LeGere, Frank E. [MC1952 RIP]


Frank E. LeGere

Frank E. LeGere, 83, died peacefully June 5 in the Rotterdam home in which he was born, surrounded by his loving family.

Born May 17, 1928, in Schenectady, Frank was one of 13 children of the late Margaret and Charles LeGere. He is survived by Milada “Mickey” Kozak, his wife since August 9, 1952, with whom he shared a lifelong romance. A 1945 graduate of Draper High School in Rotterdam, Frank served his country as an Army paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division, then received his teaching degree in 1952 from Manhattan College.

After several years of classroom teaching, Frank accepted a position as a physical education teacher, retiring in 1983 from the Niskayuna School District. His influence as an educator left a lasting impression on two generations of students.

The summer months also kept Frank busy at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs. He was originally a volunteer, then house manager of The Little Theatre, and finally house manager of the main amphitheatre. With Mickey’s help, Frank was instrumental in developing the Hudson-Mohawk chapter for the National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Foundation, and also promoted awareness of SIDS on the national level for more than 30 years.

A devout Catholic, he was an active member of the Roman Catholic Church in the Albany Diocese, including decades with Immaculate Conception Church in Schenectady.

A devoted and loving father, Frank is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Theresa (Jackson) and John Pizzello of Delanson; son and daughter-in-law, Frank and Kristilee (Gardner) of West Valley City, Utah; son, Timothy of Ballston Spa; daughter and son-in-law, Mary and John Newton of Durham, NC; son, Vincent of Schenectady; son, Paul of Ballston Spa; son and daughter-in-law, Andrew and Alicia (Dorr) of Schenectady, and son, Martin of Magna, Utah. Frank also is survived by nine grandchildren, and his brothers, Don, Jimmy, and Eddie. Mr. LeGere was preceded in death by his infant child, Monica; seven brothers and two sisters; and a son-in-law, Rick.

Frank’s loving kindness and generosity made a positive impact on anyone with whom he came in contact. He had a pure spirit, a gentle heart, and an absolute faith in God. He was well loved and will be dearly missed.

A memorial Mass takes place June 15, 2011, at 9 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Parish, 600 State St. (at Lafayette St.), Schenectady. It was Frank’s choice to donate his body to the Albany Medical Center so that he could continue to give even after he was gone. In lieu of flowers, the family requests you consider making a donation in memory of Frank LeGere to Raleigh Dance Theatre, P.O. Box 33691, Raleigh, NC 27636. Please write Frank and Mickey LeGere Costume Fund on the memo line. You may also make a donation to a charitable organization of your choice. Online condolences at www.bondfuneralhome.com

Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on June 8, 2011


LeGere, Frank E. [MC1952 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/dailygazette/guestbook.aspx?n=frank-legere&pid=151647852&cid=full


Jun 8, 2011 

JOBIT: Purcell, Edward Patrick [MC1953 RIP]


Edward P. Purcell
June 7, 2011

Edward Patrick Purcell, 80, of Erie Village in East Syracuse, passed away on Tuesday after a long battle with cancer. In his final days, he was comforted and supported by the family he loved and cherished.

Born in New York City in 1930, to Margaret McMyler and Edward T. Purcell, he was a graduate of St. Cecelia’s High School in Englewood, New Jersey. In 1953, he earned a degree in electrical engineering from Manhattan College.

In 1954, he met his future wife and love of his life, the former Maryalice O’Connor. They were married in April, 1958 in Elmira, New York. Ed and Maryalice began their life together in Cincinnati, Ohio when he became an engineer for General Electric Jet Engines. His career with GE eventually brought Ed and his family to Liverpool, working in the Heavy Military Division developing state-of-the-art sensor and detection technologies. Progression through the company eventually brought Ed and his family to the Syracuse area, settling in Liverpool. His position required him to travel to several military sites across the country as he worked on a wide range of highly classified defense efforts. The projects ranged from nuclear submarine systems to Mach-3 strategic bombers. Ed retired from GE after 35 years of service.

A beloved caring, husband and father, Ed and his family spent 39 wonderful summers on the shores of Tuscarora Lake in Erieville, New York. He particularly enjoyed extended vacations with his family in Florida and Paris, France.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Maryalice (O’Connor) Purcell; four children, Kelly (Anthony) Scalzo of Fayetteville, Timothy (Treva) Purcell of Cazenovia, Christopher (Michele) Purcell of Weston, Connecticut, Kerry Purcell of Alexandria, Virginia; eight grandchildren, Michael and Victoria Scalzo, Collin and Helen Purcell, Madeleine and Bennett Purcell, Annabel and Dean Gleason.

Funeral Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Church, 401 N. Main St., Minoa. Burial to follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Minoa. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday (today) from 4 to 7 p.m. at Eaton-Tubbs Fayetteville Chapel, 7191 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville. For directions, florists, or a guestbook, please visit www.SCHEPPFAMILY.com In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Ed’s memory to St. Mary’s Church, 401 N. Main St., Minoa. Schepp Family Funeral Homes EATON – TUBBS Fayetteville – 637-3214

Published in Syracuse Post Standard on June 8, 2011


Purcell, Edward Patrick [MC1953 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.scheppfamily.com/fh/obituaries/tribute.cfm?o_id=1179363&fh_id=10551


Jun 8, 2011 

JLINKEDIN: Marsden, Steve [MC1972] Arizona Realtor with HomeSmart


Marsden, Steve [MC1972]
Arizona Realtor with HomeSmart
Phoenix, Arizona Area
Real Estate


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Jun 9, 2011 

JOBIT: Flynn, Br. Anthony [MC1952 RIP]


Brother Anthony Flynn  
AGE: 84 • Lincroft

Brother Anthony Flynn, F.S.C., 84, of Lincroft, died Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at De La Salle Hall, Lincroft. He was born in New York City and had received the Holy Habit of the Christian Brothers on Sept. 7, 1944. Brother Anthony was a graduate of Manhattan College, where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1952 and a Master of Arts degree in 1958. He earned a Ph. D. from the University of Notre Dame in 1975. His assignments included St. Jerome’s School, St. John’s School, and St. Raymond’s School, all of New York City, Christian Brothers Academy, Albany, N.Y., Lincoln Hall, Lincolndale, N.Y., St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute, Buffalo, N.Y., where he served as principal, La Salle Academy, New York City, where he served as assistant principal, and De La Salle School, Detroit, where he served as principal. He was an associate professor at Manhattan College and a former Director of Lloyd Hall.

A viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Friday, June 10 at De La Salle, Newman Springs Road, Lincroft. A viewing will held from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 10 at Christian Brothers Center at Manhattan College. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 11 at Christian Brother Center, followed by interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, N.Y. Memorial donations to De La Salle Nursing Development, 810 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738 would be appreciated. Higgins Memorial Home, Freehold, is in charge of local arrangements.

Published in Asbury Park Press on June 9, 2011


Flynn, Br. Anthony [MC1952 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/app/guestbook.aspx?n=brother-flynn&pid=151681291&cid=full


Dear John,

   I learned tonight that Brother Anthony Flynn passed away down at Lincroft(?) . He is to be waked at the Brother’s House here at the College, on Friday with the Funeral Mass on Saturday. Brother Antony was the older brother of my classmate, the late Tom Flynn,’53. He was very active with the Alumni Society in his later years, attending many of our Saturday meetings.

   May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. It's great to get some idea of the person. I find that the obits leave out all the "color". Sigh. Another "song" lost. Have to work harder capturing all the others.]

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Jun 9, 2011 

JNEWS: Napolitano, Allan S. [MC2007] seeks election


Hoelscher will lead independent slate in Harrington Park

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HARRINGTON PARK – Mayor Paul Hoelscher has announced that two independent candidates for the borough council will be running with him in November’s general election. The candidates joining the mayor, himself an independent who is seeking his sixth term, are Joon L. Chung and Allan S. Napolitano.

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Napolitano, a 23-year resident of Harrington Park, graduated from Manhattan College with a degree in management and minor in marketing.

He is currently employed by Sony in Montvale, where he is involved with business development and partnerships. He’s currently the grand knight of the Knights of Columbus.

He was also an Eagle Scout and has attended a number of meetings, Hoelscher said.

“I think it’s important in dealing with various issues that we have to face as a community given the current economic situation,” Hoelscher said. “His business sense will aid us greatly in our budget process.”

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Email: lightdale@northjersey.com or call 201-894-6706.

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Napolitano, Allan S. [MC????]

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Dear John,

   I believe that Allan is a member of the Class of 2007.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Napolitano, Allan S. [MC2007]

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Jun 9, 2011 

JNEWS: Sullivan, Denis J. (MC1993) Partner Hiscock + Barclay Law Firm


Hiscock & Barclay Law Firm Expands Intellectual Property Group
Adds IP Boutique’s Former Managing Partner Denis J. Sullivan and Associate Michael J. Wasco
June 08, 2011 07:49 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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SYRACUSE, N.Y.–(EON: Enhanced Online News)–The fading of one intellectual property boutique firm has propelled the expansion of Hiscock & Barclay’s Intellectual Property Practice Group with the addition of patent attorneys Denis J. Sullivan and Michael J. Wasco. Denis Sullivan is the former managing partner of Marjama Muldoon Blasiak & Sullivan LLP, which ceased operations shortly after he announced his departure, along with Michael Wasco, one of the former firm’s top Associates. Both lawyers are joining the Syracuse office of Hiscock & Barclay.

“The addition of Denis Sullivan enhances our growing national intellectual property litigation practice, which includes major market-trained IP litigation attorneys and seasoned trial lawyers. Mr. Sullivan will add to the Firm’s bench, furthering our ability to service clients in New York district courts or elsewhere”

“While many Central New York companies struggle to find high-tech engineers, we consider ourselves fortunate to have found Denis and Mike, who are electrical and mechanical engineers as well as seasoned patent attorneys with an impressive track record of obtaining and defending patents and trademarks before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO),” said Hiscock & Barclay Managing Partner John P. Langan.

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Denis J. Sullivan (Partner) focuses his practice on patent and trademark matters, with an emphasis on the litigation and resolution of infringement disputes and related claims in federal district courts and the International Trade Commission. As a registered patent attorney, Mr. Sullivan prepares and prosecutes patent applications, appeals, reexaminations, and interferences. He also handles trademark applications and trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings. Before joining Hiscock & Barclay, Mr. Sullivan was the managing partner of an intellectual property boutique in Central New York, and an associate in the Intellectual Property Litigation Department of Kirkland & Ellis LLP in New York. Mr. Sullivan is a New York State Licensed Professional Engineer. Prior to attending law school, he was an Electrical Engineer and Project Manager in the Aviation Design Division of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Mr. Sullivan is a graduate of New York Law School (J.D., 2002; Ranked 1st in Class) and Manhattan College (B.S., 1993; Ranked 1st in Class).

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Sullivan, Denis J. (MC1993)

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Jun 9, 2011 

JBLOGGER: McCarthy, Peter (MC1968) is on a Jasper effort to Namibia


Manhattan College in Namibia, 2011

This Blog chronicles the adventures of Manhattan College (NY) students and their professors as they journey to Namibia as part of a service-learning trip, as well as a cultural and educational exchange.

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This is the first of many blog posts detailing the trip of 8 Manhattan College students to Windhoek, Namibia. The students will be accompanied by Dean William Merriman, Dr. Karen Nicholson, Br Augustine Nicoletti, and Dr. Peter McCarthy. The purpose of this long journey to the other side of the world is to visit and work in The Bernhard Nordkamp Center.

The Bernhard Nordkamp Centre is part of Catholic Aids Action and occupies premises in Katutura owned by the Catholic Church in Namibia. It regularly serves as a haven for over 250 children. The BNC objectives are to provide these children with a balanced programme of activities which will meet their individual needs, but above all, will equip them to be positive, well educated and contributing adult members of society. To achieve this, the Centre has provided sporting, cultural, social and hand craft opportunities for its children. To date, the Centre has operated its educational programmes in an ad hoc manner, driven largely by the commitment and skill of the volunteers available. This provides no certainty for the Centre and no continuity for the children.

During the last year, as the Centre has helped enrol children in local schools, it has become evident that their success as adults requires greater emphasis on succeeding in their academic lives. Their sporting and cultural achievements now need to be repeated in the classroom. To do this effectively, the Centre cannot rely solely on itinerant volunteers. Even though its Director, MaryBeth Gallagher has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of Elementary Education, she cannot provide overall leadership as well as the teaching for the wide range of activities in which the children are engaged on a daily basis at the Centre.

So the BNC’s primary mission is to facilitate education as a means of combating the very eroding effects of poverty. That must be one of the most important building blocks in developing healthy, positive and enthusiastic children firmly rooted in participation in quality education. To move ahead to the next level of providing a balanced and wide ranging skill set to equip these children for their future lives, it is vital that the Centre introduces a positive and proactive educational component which supplements the children’s school programme and further provides an environment in which homework and study are paramount. For most part, their home environments do not enable any form of quality learning.

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McCarthy, Peter (MC1968)

[JR: Wow, Nambia? When I was at MC, my idea of summer adventure was taking the subway to work for the graveyard shift or an expedition to Gerde's or the Red Garter. It was the hippie sixties remember. Before Rudy made the city safe. O, not so much. Guess we can pray for their safe return and watch their blog for news. Not the era for Americans to be outside of the USA. At least it's not frivolous. Donna Nobis Pacem! Or at least peace enough for them to complete their mission and get home safe. Reminds me about ships and harbors and that's not what ships are for. Bon courage a vous tous.]

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Jun 9, 2011 

MNEWS: Fritzlen, Colette “Coco” [MC2015?] gets MC some good press


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Greatness among us

Colette “Coco” Fritzlen, of Vail, was awarded the Gibson Memorial Medal at Fryeburg Academy’s commencement ceremony Sunday. The medal is the school’s highest honor awarded to the senior student who is most outstanding in citizenship, character and scholarship. A student at the academy since September 2008, Coco graduated with high honors. Coco is the daughter of Lynn Fritzlen and William Pierce, both of Vail. She will attend Manhattan College in Bronx, N.Y., this fall, where she will major in engineering.

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Fritzlen, Colette “Coco” [MC2015?]

[JR: I remember the first EE lab, where Brother Austin Barry did the famous "look left, look right, they won't be there if you graduate" speech. A scare tactic. His percentages were off, but the casualties were high. I hope Vail's best makes. How can you not love a girl named Coco? Maybe she even wears Channel. That's why I'd have never graduated if it wasn't all boys. Easily distracted. Ahh, to rewind the VCR of life. You know VCR with the tape and buttons and the blinking 12:00!]

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Jun 9, 2011 

JLINKEDIN: Crofts, Catherine [MC1986] Programme Mgr at Thomson Reuters


Crofts, Catherine [MC1986]
Programme Manager at Thomson Reuters
Greater New York City Area
Computer Software

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Jun 9, 2011 

JEMAIL: Stebbins, Donald M (MC1961) virtually no physics majors

Dear Jasper John,

Sorry we missed crossing paths or swords. Jasper McEneney (1953?) recognized my name when I boarded the bus for the boat ride but said you would probably not be coming to the reunion. I had left by the time you got there in any case. It was a great reunion and I enjoyed the boat ride and the Saturday Brunch. I was told by a former professor that there are no virtually no physics majors at Manhattan these days.- too bad with global warming looming as our main problem.

Sincerely yours,
Donald M Stebbins
BS 1961

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Stebbins, Donald M (MC1961)

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: I'm sorry too; wish we could have seen what we could agree on. I was up for the Prep Marker dedication. It's truly a shame that we don't have more of everything. But then Economics IS the dismal science. If global warming, climate change, or global cooling is the "main problem", then we SHOULD be cutting the Gooferment spending so we can have a vital economy, end all the wars so we can have all hands on deck, and let's not forget the "(pseudo) War on (some) Drugs" that fills up our prisons. So much to do; so little time. Maybe we can debate another time. ATDA!]

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Jun 10, 2011 

JOBIT: Sullivan, Denis J. [MC1960 RIP]


Denis J. Sullivan
(1936 – 2011)

GETTYSBURG, PA – Denis J. Sullivan, Gettysburg resident and former proprietor of The Gaslight Inn, has passed away. He was 74.

Born December 29, 1936 in New York City, he was the son of the late Denis and Bridget Sullivan. He graduated from Xavier High School, studied mechanical engineering at Manhattan College, and earned his MBA from St. John’s University.

Denis worked for IBM as an engineer, project manager and financial forecaster for over 30 years before retiring and opening The Gaslight Inn, a bed and breakfast in downtown Gettysburg, with his wife, the late Roberta Sullivan. Denis was elected and served as Adams County Auditor. He loved history and traveling.

He is survived by his children Heather and Joseph, daughter and son of Andree Kay; his stepsons Mark and Matthew Brinkerhoff, sons of Roberta Sullivan; his grandchildren Latham, Georgia and Jessica; and his sister Elizabeth Samo.

You may pay your respects in Gettysburg, PA at the Unitarian Universalist Church on June 24 at 6:00 PM, and in Poughkeepsie, NY at Cappuccino’s on June 26 between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Unitarian Universalist Church in Gettysburg, PA; Xavier High School in New York City, NY; or the Democratic Party of Adams County, PA. Online obituary and condolences available at monahanfuneralhome.com.

Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on June 10, 2011


Sullivan, Denis J. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/poughkeepsiejournal/guestbook.aspx?n=denis-sullivan&pid=151710599&cid=full


Dear John,

   I believe that Denis is a member of the Class of 1960.

   May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Sullivan, Denis J. [MC1960 RIP]

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Jun 10, 2011 

JLINKEDIN: Javeri, Prashun [MC2010] Java Developer at ATT Mobility


Javeri, Prashun [MC2010]
Java Developer at AT&T Mobility
San Antonio, Texas Area Information
Technology and Services


Operating Systems Windows NT/95/98, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP and DOS

Languages Java, JDK 1.5, 1.6, J2SE, Java EE 1.5, JavaScript, SQL, PL/SQL, C, C++,Python,PHP,Perl,Assembly

Web/Distributed Technologies J2EE, Java EE 5, Flex 2.0/3.0, Annotations, Servlets, JSP 2.0, JSTL1.1, JDBC 2.0/3.0, RMI, XML, XSLT, MVC, Spring, Java Threads, XML-RPC, SOA, JMS, Hibernate, Ajax, jQuery, Eclipse RCP, IBM-MQ, ,GWT,JPA ,ORM , DI, J2EE ,JPA

Frame works Spring, Struts, Hibernate 3.0

GUI JAVA Swing , Eclipse SWT , Flex

Databases Oracle9i/10g, SQL-Server 2005, DB2,MySQL

Web/Application Servers WebSphere , BEA WebLogic, Flex Builder 2.0/3.0, JBOSS, Apache Tomcat

Scripting JSP 2.0, JavaScript, jQuery, HTML,DHTML,XHTML, CSS, Ant, UNIX shell scripts

IDE Platforms RAD 7.5 , 6.0, Eclipse, ORACLE JDeveloper, WSAD 4/5, Test Director, Mercury Quality center 9.0,JIRA,Confluence

Project Methodologies Waterfall, Agile/Scrum

Version Control Tools SubVersion [SVN], VSS , CVS, PVCS Dimensions

Web Services SOAP, WSDL, UDDI,Resful Services

Testing Selenium IDE,Selenium API ,Junit,JunitPerf,HTTP Unit,Test Director,Load Runner ,BadBoy

- Wireless Technologies: GSM, CDMA, GPRS, EDGE, WCDMA, UMTS, UTRAN (RNC, NODE B), OFDMA, HSDPA, EVDO, MIMO, Bluetooth

- Micro Processors/Controllers: Intel 8085, 8086, 8051 & PIC 18F4520

- Test Equipments: Oscilloscope, DMM, DVM, Function Generator, Logic Analyzer

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[JR: "Summary"? :-) Just couldn't resist.]

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Jun 11, 2011

JOBIT: DeLuca, Mark [MC???? RIP]


Mark DeLuca   

DeLUCA Mark, 67 of Franklin Lakes passed suddenly on June 7, 2011.

Born in Chazy Landing, New York, he lived in Secaucus before moving to Franklin Lakes 12 years ago. He was the President and founder of Mark DeLuca Realty Co. He ran his real estate business with an amazing passion, dedication and tenacity. Offices in Teaneck, Secaucus, Hackensack.

He received his B.S. from Manhattan College, Master of Science from New York University, and is a graduate of Seton Hall Law School. A member of the Indian Trail Club in Franklin Lakes. Mark was an avid tennis player, skier and swimmer.

Beloved husband of Jacqueline (nee Price) DeLuca of Franklin Lakes. Devoted and supportive father of Michael and Gavyn DeLuca of Franklin Lakes and Cory DeLuca of Queens, New York. He will be remembered as the best father ever. He will be sadly missed by his two pups, Buddy and Coco.

The family will receive friends Saturday 2-4 and 6-8 PM at Vander Plaat-Vermeulen Memorial Home, 530 High Mountain Road, Franklin Lakes. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, June 13th 2011 at 11 AM at Most Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations of flats of flowers (Impatients, Geraniums, Petunias etc) to build a memorial garden. For more information go to www.vpmemorial.com

Published in The Record and Herald News from June 9 to June 10, 2011


DeLuca, Mark [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/northjersey/guestbook.aspx?n=mark-deluca&pid=151703234&cid=full


Jun 11, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Ficarra, Lou [MC1993] Dir of RAN Engineering at ATT Mobility


Ficarra, Lou [MC1993]
Director of RAN Engineering – Emerging Technologies at AT&T Mobility
Greater New York City Area

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June 11, 2011

JEMAIL: Reinke, F. John (MC1968) blood drive 01 July 2011

My fellow Jaspers,

Blood Drive in Memory of Evlynn Reinke, July 1 , 2011 (her Birthday), Midco Waste – 5 Industrial Drive- New Brunswick, NJ 08901, Hours – 12:00 to 6:00 Please call to sign up- 732-565-5880. Prize drawing for attendees.

In her last year, Ev was given more than 125 pints of blood an 75 bags of platelets. There was never even a hint that they wouldn’t be made available. Although they often came from strange places. Let’s pay those donations forward so some one else has a change. It’s truly the gift of life.

If you can’t get to New Brunswick, then give in her name locally.


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Jun 6, 2011

Comment on JOBIT: Hart, Bernadette [MC1983 RIP] 

by Deidre Flaherty

Attended St. Margarets grammar school with Bernadette. What a beautiful person she was. A terrible loss for so many.

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Jun 11, 2011

ENDNOTE: Gooferment adoption and foster-care


Illinois Catholic Charities forced out of adoption, foster-care services
May 26, 2011

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Catholic Charities of Illinois has been forced to shut down its adoption and foster-care services because of new state policies that require equal treatment for same-sex couples.

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[JR: Any doubt that "Catholics" are being forced out of the public square. And, that the Gooferment seeks to take over and run EVERYTHING. Cradle to grave. There can be only one! Kiss your liberty goodbye.]

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