JASPER JOTTINGS Week 37 - 2011 September 11     

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


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With prayful rememberance of all those who lost their lives that fateful day,
here's a link to my "roll call" that I've carried on the site since that day.
Donna Nobis Pacem

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Sep 4, 2011 

POSITRACTION: Finders not keepers


Finders not keepers in honest Japan
From: AAP August 18, 2011 6:28PM

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JAPANESE people have turned in about 3.7 billion yen ($A46 million) found in areas hit by the earthquake and tsunami in March, while 5700 safes containing 2.36 billion yen ($A29.2 million) have also been recovered, authorities say.

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[JR: Of course, I find that folks doing the right thing on their own particularly inspiring, for a large region to do it is even more so. As you know, I need small challenges in measure of my abilities to overcome temptation. These folks are inspiring. I know my fellow alums can handle the big challenges. I'll take the little ones. It interesting that they kept so much cash at home. Wonder if I'm related to them, that was always a characteristic of my Mom and Grandmother. ]

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Sep 4, 2011 

JVIDEO: VU v Manhattan Highlights – 8/26/11


Watch highlights from Villanova’s 2-0 win over Manhattan College!

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Sep 4, 2011 

JOBIT: Trubia, Charles [MC1968 RIP]


Charles Trubia  

Charles Trubia, 66, of Rockaway, N.J., died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011. Funeral services are Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Patrick J. Conte Funeral Home Inc., 274 Market St., Elmwood Park, N.J., patrickjconte.com. Entombment is in George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus, N.J. Visiting is Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Born and raised in New York City, Mr. Trubia was a graduate of Manhattan College. He was an Army motor sergeant during the Vietnam era. A senior vice president at the Ted Bates Advertising Agency, he spent 20 years with the agency and was New York director of radio and television negotiations until 1985.

He was an avid train enthusiast, cyclist, tennis player, chef and musician. He was a band leader and music arranger at Fox Hills. He was active in the adult community in Rockaway, N.J., and enjoyed his winters at his winter home in Hobe Sound, Fla.

Mr. Trubia was the beloved husband of 18 years to Lucretia (nee Komsa), and is also survived by two stepchildren and two step-grandchildren.

Published in Star-Ledger on September 4, 2011


Trubia, Charles [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/starledger/guestbook.aspx?n=charles-trubia&pid=153468695&cid=full


From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Mon, Sep 5, 2011 at 1:16 AM
Subject: Re: JOBIT: Trubia, Charles 1968 RIP]

Dear John,

I believe that Charles is a member of he Class of 1968.

May He Rest In Peace.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Trubia, Charles [MC1968 RIP]

[JR: Obits from my Class Year make me feel very mortal?]

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Sep 4, 2011 

JOBIT: Reilly, William Francis Joseph [MC1949 RIP]


William Reilly

Posted: Sunday, September 4, 2011 1:00 am

CHESTER William Francis Joseph Reilly of Chester passed away Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, at Genesis Healthcare-The Pines. He was 86.

Born Feb. 17, 1925, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late William and Cecelia Connell Reilly. He received his electrical engineering degree from Manhattan College, and served in the United States Navy. He worked for Westinghouse for 25 years and won many awards from Westinghouse’s International Division.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a former president of a local chapter of the Ancient Order of Hibernians.

He is survived by his loving wife Carolyn Reilly; his children, Sheila Gerry (Richard) of Phoenix, Ariz., and Kevin Reilly of Mill Valley, Calif.; and his grandchildren, Christopher Reilly, Caitlin Reilly, and Kevin Reilly Jr. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jack Reilly, and his sister, Virginia Maroney.

Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, P.A., in Chester.

A memorial mass will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Christopher’s Catholic Church, Chester.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Christopher’s Catholic Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 660, Chester, MD 21619.

For online condolences, please visit www.fhnfuneralhome.com.


Reilly, William Francis Joseph [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.fhnfuneralhome.com/


From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Mon, Sep 5, 2011 at 1:13 AM
Subject: Re: JOBIT: Reilly, William Francis Joseph 1949 RIP]

Dear John,

I believe that William is a member of the Class of 1949.

May He Rest In Peace.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Reilly, William Francis Joseph [MC1949 RIP]

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Sep 5, 2011 

JNEWS: Doran, J. Willard [MC1954 RIP] remembered (#2)


Keepin’ Track of the MAAC
Loss of Doran, former Jaspars’ Star, Felt

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He moved to officiating in the 1960s, an avocation he pursued for more than three decades. The tall, distinguished-looking Doran was a commanding figure as an official for both football and basketball. Your hoopscribe probably attended several dozen games that Doran officiated, and was always impressed by how he positively interracted with coaches and players.

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Sep 5, 2011 

JFOUND: Macias, Alberto [MC2006] CEO of Frooze Systems, Ltd.


Two talks on Cloud Computing: Amazon Web Services and Google Apps

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Alberto Macias is an expert of Amazon Web Services also is founder and CEO of Frooze Systems, Ltd. , the third company accredited in Spain Amazon Web Services Solution Provider in Systems Integrator . Macias has been selected, together with twenty other people in Europe, Amazon Web Services for training at European level in October 2010. He has been working with this technology since 2007, has allowed to monitor the evolution and the birth of the new services have been incorporated over the years. There are currently twelve years of professional experience having previously worked at companies such as T-Systems Deutsche Telekom Group, Terra Networks and Microsoft. He studied Computer Science at the Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca and master in business administration from the University International MBA Ramon Llull – La Salle International Graduate School of Madrid and Manhattan College in New York. He has also taken courses in economics and management studies of international companies in Fudan University, Shanghai.

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Macias, Alberto [MC????]

[JR: Now my Manhattan Prep Spanish is a little weak. No doubt due to the student; not the institution. Which no longer exists. See plaque on De La Salle hall. Here’s my translation. You may want to check it against the original. … ROFL! (OK, it’s Google Translate. I don’t even remember BEING in high school. Let alone anything I’m sure I was taught. Yeah, I know one venial sin for fibbing. Just put it on my tab. If jasper Stebbins, Donald M (MC1961) is right I’m going straight to Hell for being insensitive. So the tab won’t matter.]

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From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Mon, Sep 5, 2011 at 12:18 PM
Subject: Re: Macias, Alberto [MC????] CEO of Frooze Systems, Ltd.

Dear John,

I do not find any thing in my “stuff” for Alberto.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Maybe we’ll hear from him? Or his class mates.]

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[JR: Because today's his birthday, I found him on Facebook. He's Class of 2006. Serendipity!]

Macias, Alberto [MC2006]

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Sep 5, 2011 

MFOUND: MC connection to WYD



WYD 2011 – Departure and Completion

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Upon our arrival at JFK, the bus from Saint Raymond High School and JP Riley were waiting for the group. I remained at the airport for my flight to SFO three hours later, but I was able to get some last pictures as the group boarded the bus for the trip to Manhattan College where most would spend the night prior to moving on to their various home locations.


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Sep 5, 2011 

JEMAIL: O’Connell, Bill (MC1976) geographic Jasper scope

From: O’Connell, Bill (MC1976)
Date: Mon, Sep 5, 2011 at 12:27 PM
Subject: Any Manhattan Alumni in Virginia?

In a recent edition of the Manhattan Alumni Magazine Virginia ranked in eighth place among the states in number of Jasper residents. The Old Dominion was shown to be the home of 655 Jaspers. As might be expected New York was in first place with 20,588 alums while New Jersey was a distant second with 5,182. Rounding out the top ten where: Connecticut, 1,816; Florida, 1,399; California, 951; Pennsylvania, 782; Massachusetts, 676; Virginia; Maryland, 479; and North Carolina, 448.

John, thanks as always for your efforts in producing Jasper Jottings each week. All the best.

Bill O’Connell, ‘59
Williamsburg, VA

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[JR: Interesting stats. Wonder why we don't have more vibrant Jasper networks? Hell, we don't even have an inventory of them or metric to know when we've arrived at "networking nirvana". Effort? Nah, it's a hobby or Herculean labor.]

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Sep 5, 2011 

JFACEBOOK: Pratt, Elaine [MC1986] New Mexico?


Elaine Pratt

Any Manhattan College Alumni in New Mexico? I know it’s a stretch….class of ’86

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Pratt, Elaine [MC1986]

[JR: Respond on Facebook.]

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Sep 6, 2011 

JEMAIL: Where’s #36?

Date: Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 6:50 AM
Subject: Re: JASPER JOTTINGS Week 35 – 2010 August 28

Where’s Week 36? On vacation??

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Thanks for calling that to my attention. Yahoo ate it. (The dog ate my homework.) I posted another copy into Yahoo for it to distribute. It was available at http://www.jasperjottings.com/ or http://jasperjottings-weekly.com/

Maybe we need a better tool. Like Constant Contact, but that will cost money. And, doing that (i.e., spending money) only makes sense if “we” move from the “free” model. Argh!


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Sep 6, 2011 

MNEWS: Using MC to blend in


Factory-like mills feed ravenous NYC heroin market
By TOM HAYS, Associated Press –

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Farther north, a mill was discovered across the street from Manhattan College in a Bronx apartment building where students lived. Workers there wore school sweatshirts to try to blend in.

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[JR: I thought that the "neighborhood" didn't like MC students? So "blend in" may not be well thought out. I more concerned about the "relabeling" affecting the MC image. The neighbors may believe the sleaze wearing MC sweats are MC students. Argh!]

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Sep 6, 2011 

JEMAIL: Ward, Karla Cordero (MC1996) had a Chapel Marriage

From: Karla Ward (MC1996)
Date: Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 10:21 PM
Subject: Chapel Marriages

In response to Chapel Marriages, my husband Michael P. Ward (’91) and I (Karla Cordero ’96) were also married in the Chapel on July 1, 2000.

In addition, 3 of our 4 children were baptized on campus, the middle two in the Chapel of De La Salle and his Brothers and our youngest in the small Chapel in Memorial Hall (Chapel of the Holy Infancy).

Thanks for all you do to keep our alums connected,
Karla Ward (Cordero, ’96)

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Ward, Karla Cordero (MC1996)

Ward, Michael P. [MC1991]

[JR: Thanks; that's a neat happening. What happened to the ¼? Didn't know the College did such things until that photographer advertised the pictures on a website. As far as the "connected", I'm just the "empty straw". Copying and repeating. It's up to our fellow alum to report. If all I had was obits, I don't think I could do it. Thanks for a jolly good time.]

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Sep 7, 2011 

JEMAIL: Chan, John Michael [MC2014] TV star

From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 9:26 PM
Subject: John Michael Chan


Grandson and fellow Jasper, John Michael Chan, ’14, will be on the Jimmy Fallon Live show on NBC (Chanel 4 here) tonight (9/6 -7) at 12:35. It was taped this afternoon and he won the Wings eating contest and was awarded a large TV!

Go Jaspers!


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Chan, John Michael [MC2014]

[JR: Congrats. While not as impressive as a 4.0, it does rank right up there. Does he get an annual invite back to defend? Is he planning to enter Nathans Hot Dog Contest? GO on tour as the lead act for ... <insert list of heavy comedians, music stars, or politicians>? Congrats really. I'm sure his parents are very proud. (ROFL!) Hope he wore an MC sweatshirt. All publicity is good publicity!]

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From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Wed, Sep 7, 2011 at 11:36 PM
Subject: John M. Chan,’14

Dear John,

As I reported last evening, my grandson, John Chan, class of 2014, appeared on the Jimmy Fallon Show last night and won the Chicken Wing eating contest and the prize was a 43 inch TV which now resides in his dorm room on campus.

To view the contest (after the commercial of course) Please click link below:




[JR: LOL! I'm sure you and his Mom are so proud.]

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Sep 7, 2011 

JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) confirms his Schnurr ’78 id

From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 4:18 PM
Subject: Jeremy M. Schnurr, Esq. 1978

Dear John,

I did another check for the Class of Jeremy M. Schnurr, Esq., and I still believe that he is a member of the Class of 1978. I find that he is now an attorney in Buffalo, New York, and was admitted to the NY Bar in 1982.

Maybe Mr. Moore is correct, and there are two Jasper’s named Jerry Schnurr, but if there is I do not find any record of a second one.

I am pleased to learn that a classmate of our son Michael, is also a subscriber and fan of Jasper Jottings!



[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. I have great confidence in your research work. Hopefully all the "Schnurr's" will send us email and confirm our labels. If not, oh well. Yes, we have a few readers. It would be nice to have accurate stats, but that would mean spending money. And, it's not like were running an "Alumni Office" here. Just filling in an obvious gap. (Yeah, I know one venial sin for being catty!) Thanks for the continued effort. Your job secure on the research desk in the virtual Jasper newsroom. Like the CIC spot, no one wants it. ROFL! Sadly.]

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Sep 7, 2011 

JOBIT: Golde, William Edward Jr. [MC1949 RIP]


William E. Golde Jr.

William E. Golde Jr., 84 of Callawassie Island, passed away peacefully on August 30, 2011 at Beaufort Memorial Hospital.

Bill was born in Bronx, NY to Veronica and William Golde Sr. He graduated from Bayside High School, earned a degree in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College and was a Navy veteran. Bill was retired from his position as a consulting engineer in the field of electrical power generation.

After moving to the Low Country from Huntington, NY, Bill became an avid golfer at the Callawassie Island Club. Music was a life long avocation, and Bill sang locally with the Beaufort Chorale, the Callawassie Chorus and the St. Gregory Church choir.

A beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather and uncle, Bill is survived by his wife of 61 years, Alice of Callawassie Island; brother, John and sister in law, Jean Golde of East Northport, NY; children, Peter and Elizabeth Golde of Austin, TX, Patricia and Bruce Sentoff of Liverpool, NY, William and Maria Golde of Cutchogue, NY, Elizabeth Golde of South Salem, NY and Timothy and Jayne Golde of Concord, NH. He was also “Grandpa” to ten grandchildren and one great grandson, and “Uncle Bill” to many nieces and nephews.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint Gregory the Great Catholic Church, 333 Fording Island Road, Bluffton at 10:00 am, Friday, September 23, 2011 with burial at Noon at Beaufort National Cemetery, Beaufort, SC. The family requests memorial gifts be made to Covenant House at www.covenanthouse.org or to Saint Gregory the Great Catholic Church, 333 Fording Island Road, Bluffton, SC 29909. Sauls Funeral Home of Bluffton is assisting the family with their arrangements. (www.saulsfh.com)

Published in The Island Packet from September 7 to October 7, 2011


Golde, William Edward Jr. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/islandpacket/guestbook.aspx?n=william-golde&pid=153494204&cid=full

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From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Wed, Sep 7, 2011 at 6:05 PM
Subject: Re: Golde, William Edward Jr. 1949 RIP]

Dear John,

I believe that William is a member of the Class of 1949.

May He Rest In Peace.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Golde, William Edward Jr. [MC1949 RIP]

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Sep 7, 2011 

JOBIT: LaValle, Joseph S. [MC1955 RIP]


Joseph S. LaValle

Joseph S. LaValle, formerly of Wilton, and Sarasota, FL, died peacefully in his sleep following a long illness and surrounded by his family at his home in Lakewood Ranch, Florida.

He was 78. Born May 29, 1933 in the Bronx, NYC, he was the only son of Dominic and Lucille LaValle. A graduate of All Hallows High School in the Bronx, he worked nights for the US Postal Service to help pay his college tuition, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Manhattan College and a Master of Business degree from Bernard Baruch College.

He later served in the US Army Corps of Engineers in Europe following the Korean War.

Mr. LaValle leaves behind his loving wife, Nancy, of 49 years and his four sons: Joseph and his with Cathy of Norwalk, Paul and his wife Claudia of Waterbury, Christopher and his wife Stacey of Wilton, and Michael and his wife Kelli of Hudson, Ohio. He also leaves behind four grandchildren; Joseph, Jack, Nicholas and Cassidy.

Upon his return to the U.S., Mr. LaValle worked as a civil engineer, including time with the Port Authority of NYC, during which time he met Nancy Iorio, and the two wed in September, 1962. For 18 years he worked as a Manufacturer’s Representative for the Flygt Corporation in Norwalk, CT and their sales affiliate, GA Fleet and Associates in Harrison, NY, earning several awards for sales excellence. In 1985, he became a principal in Fogarty and LaValle Associates in Wilton, again earning regional recognition for sales and service excellence.

Mr. LaValle and his wife Nancy lived in NYC before moving to Wilton, to raise their four boys. Growing up in the shadow of Yankee Stadium, he was an avid fan of the New York Yankees and New York Giants football team, and later played semi-pro football, serving as team captain with the Bronx Ravens.

He was a pillar of the Wilton Community, serving as coach and president for several youth sports organizations, including the Wilton Little League, and was a member of both the WHS Booster Club and the Wilton Rotary Club. He was an early pioneer of Wilton Pop Warner football where he served as coach, board member and president of the fledgling youth football program. He earned the respect and admiration of his players and peers with his tough, no-nonsense and value-instilled method of coaching and teaching.

Calling hours are on Friday, September 9 from 5 to 8 pm at the Bouton Funeral Home in Wilton. A Catholic Mass is to be held on Saturday, September 10 at 10:30 am at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Wilton, CT. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society or Tidewell Hospice of Florida.

Published in News Times on September 7, 2011


LaValle, Joseph S. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/newstimes/guestbook.aspx?n=joseph-lavalle&pid=153499223&cid=full

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From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Wed, Sep 7, 2011 at 6:03 PM
Subject: Re: LaValle, Joseph S. 1955 RIP]

Dear John,

I believe that Joseph is a member of the Class of 1955.

May He Rest In Peace.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

LaValle, Joseph S. [MC1955 RIP]

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Sep 7, 2011 

JOBIT: McNichol, George Francis [MC1959 RIP]


George Francis McNichol
1930 – 2011

George Francis McNichol, 80, of McCall died Monday September 5, 2011, in a Boise hospital.

He was born October 4, 1930, in Bronxville, New York, where he was raised. George graduated from Bronxville High School, in 1948. He then served in the United States Navy during the Korean War and was assigned to the USS Enterprise, the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and the eighth US naval vessel to bear the name USS Enterprise.

Before marrying his wife Alice in 1959, George attended Manhattan College where he graduated in 1959 with a Baccalaureate degree in Business Management. In 1973 George and Alice founded and operated Apple Tree Design Depot in Washington, Connecticut, an interior design store catering to residential and commercial clients.

George’s hobbies included poetry, studying American and World history, learning the Italian language and gardening.

After operating Apple Tree Design Depot for 25 years, George and Alice pursued their dream of starting a new life in the west and settled in McCall in 2001. George and Alice were parishioners of The Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church as well as Chaplain Assistants where they brought Communion to the sick. George loved the youth and always had a “pop quiz” or a little gift in his pocket to give the youngsters in the community. He will be remembered for his achievements, but more so for the love he gave and the selflessness of his actions.

George Francis McNichol is survived by his brothers Edward and Robert McNichol, his sister Dorothy Pratt, his three sons; Stephen, Joseph, Philip and one surrogate son, Kerry Mortell, six grand children Brendan, Matthew, Nathaniel, Elaine, Garret, and Ali and three great grand children Noah, Kennley and Hailey.

Preceded in death were George’s wife Alice Ann McNichol on July 3, 2007 and his life long friend, Jack Kennedy on October 14, 2007.

The funeral Mass will be this Friday, September 9, 2011 at 10:00 am, at Our Lady of the Lake Roman Catholic Church. Cremation Service is under the direction of the Heikkila Funeral Chapel, McCall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Passionist Missionaries Organization, “Holy Family Passionist Retreat” (860) 521-0440 ext: 116 in the name of George Francis McNichol.

Published in Idaho Statesman on September 7, 2011


McNichol, George Francis [MC1959 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/idahostatesman/guestbook.aspx?n=george-mcnichol&pid=153490890&cid=full

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Sep 7, 2011 

JFACEBOOK: Derba, Nick [MC2007] offers basball lessons


Nick Derba

Hello all. Baseball season is over. This post is in regards to baseball lessons. If anyone is interested call me or send me a message. I am planning on offering them starting early October.

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Derba, Nick [MC2007]

[JR: Respond on Facebook.]

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Sep 8, 2011 

JNews: Flores, Luis [MC2004] gets some blog ink



Mar del Plata, Day 7

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Luis Flores

The owners added 215 minutes, with a maximum performer Luis Flores (90), when it was assumed would not be destined to wear this square. Contrary to previous occasions, the graduate of Manhattan College has been serving as a relay in better position.

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Sep 9, 2011 

JNEWS: Leavey Lt. Joseph [MC1977 RIP] remembered


Greece woman reflects on brother’s sacrifice at ground zero
By Kerry Goleski, correspondent
Messenger Post
Posted Sep 08, 2011 @ 05:17 PM

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Greece, N.Y. —

Nora Coco of Greece lost her brother, Lt. Joseph Leavey, a New York City firefighter, when the south tower of the World Trade Center collapsed.

“It still feels like it just happened,” Coco said. “You would never think such a catastrophic world event would touch your personal life. It is a hard thing to wrap your head around.”

Although the attacks took an emotional toll on Coco and her family, she reminisces about her brother fondly.

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Leavey Lt. Joseph [MC1977 RIP]

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Sep 9, 2011 

JHQ: UK Prof on London 9/20 1630


London: A History Tuesday, September 20, 2011 4.30pm

Professor Jeremy Black, University of Exeter (UK) will present in the Alumni Room (O’Malley Library 100).

Sponsored by the Urban Affairs and History Department

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Sep 9, 2011 

JFOUND: Brown, Lindsay E. [MC2007] co-authors


Lindsay E. Brown

@LindsEBrown New York

Writer, activist & author of Don’t Hook Up With the Dude in the Next Cube (Fall 2011)



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Brown, Lindsay E. [MC2007]

[JR: Newsworthy in that she's co-authoring a book. Of course, as a fuddy duddy fat old white guy injineer with 16 years of Catholic eddykation some of which had some degree of sticky-ness, I'd have left out "With the Dude in the Next Cube". But then I have an idealized romantic notion about women, their value, and their role in society. Besides I could NOT tell my Mom that title. And, that's always been the standard, be proud enough of anything I do or say to tell her. Rest her soul. But that title's probably why folks will read Jasper Brown's book and won't read mine. (Hint: I joke about "no sex" in mine. You should have met my mother-in-law. Scary on that topic. May she too rest in peace.) :-) Anyway Mozel Tov to Jasper Brown. I hope she sells a million. Be nice if she outsells Patterson. I'm sure she'll outsell me. Less hook ups is a step in the right direction. imho. ]

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Sep 10, 2011 

JHQ: Novelist Phillip Lopate 9/21 1600

Major Authors Reading Series
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 4.00pm

The Major Authors Reading Series (M.A.R.S.), will begin its fall season with distinguished essayist, novelist and film critic Phillip Lopate on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 4 p.m. in the Alumni Room.

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Sep 4, 2011 

Comment on JLINKEDIN: Behan, James [MC1966] Senior Engineer 

by Richard A. Lawrence

Hi John,

I believe Jim Behan was class of 1968; Jim was one of my high school classmates and transferred from Manhattan to Union College in Schenectady in order to be closer to home. Glad to hear Jim is doing well.


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Sep 5, 2011 

Comment on MFOUND: place to learn ballet by MC? 

by Richard A. Lawrence

There is a studio on West 235th Street between Johnson Avenue and Netherland Avenue that advertises ballet; 10-15 minute walk from the Manhattan College campus.

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Sep 5, 2011 

Comment on MFOUND: place to learn ballet by MC?

by reinkefj

Good thing it wasn’t there in 1964, we might have lost a great injineer — you — to your true passion — dance. ROFL! (Anyone who has ever seen an injineer dance knows how funny this really is. This fat old white guy injineer is no exception!)

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Sep 10, 2011

Comment on JHQ: Newman Lecture 9/12 1600 

by jamesjbrown

I was enjoying the Life article on George Eastment. As a Loughlin and Manhattan grad in the 50's, he was a legend. The article is great but disturbing when I continued reading the magazine (1945) when it showed pictures of the war that I guess I had forgotten about. Everyone says the 50's were great and they were but we sometime forget that we grew up in the 40's. If you haven’t read the article you should.

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Sep 10, 2011

ENDNOTE: Does pro-life stop at the water’s edge


Christianity and War
by Laurence M. Vance

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Many Christians have a warped view of what it means to be pro-life. Why is it that foreigners don’t have the same right to life as unborn American babies? There should be no difference between being for abortion and for war. Both result in the death of innocents. Both are unnecessary. Both cause psychological harm to the one who signs a consent form or fires a weapon. Why is it that to many Christians an American doctor in a white coat is considered a murderer if he kills an unborn baby, but an American soldier in a uniform is considered a hero if he kills an adult? In January of every year, many churches observe Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. Fine, but we need ministers who are as concerned about killing on the battlefield as they are about killing in the womb.

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[JR: Hard to be pro-life when the country is allowing killing willy nilly. Hard to be pro-life when "everyone" supports the death penalty even in the face of evidence that it's often wrong and absurdly expensive. Hard to be pro-life when the "peace candidate" from the last election is starting wars at a drop in the polls. Life just gets harder as we get father from principles.]

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