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JASPER JOTTINGS Week 10 – 2008 MAR 09

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2008/jasperjottings2008WEEK10.htm  

Index

 

ADMINISTRIVIA: 2,087 unique visits

JUPDATE: Kelley, Michael (2007)

MNEWS: Larkin, a member of the Manhattan College Pipes and Drums

JASPER HEADQUARTERS: March with Manhattan College

JASPER HEADQUARTERS: Manhattan College Presents Women in Education 3/12

JObit: Riordan, John J. (MC1955)

JNEWS: Welton, John (MC1970) Another Jasper doing good things!

JNEWS: Costello, Don (MC1954) for the District 1 seat on the University of Nebraska Board of Regents

MFound: MC student cited bumming smokes

JOY: Sweeney, Kerri Lee (MC????) weds

JObit: Ford, Robert E. (MC????) Woodston,NJ

JEMAIL: Toner, Mike (1972) makes no claims

JEMAIL: Kaufmann, Dick [1968] supplies missing class years

JEMAIL: Alline, Vince (1968) wants a better font

Comment on Roster of LinkedIn Jaspers by Mike McEneney

Comment on JObit: Flood, Frank B. (MC1956) by Tommy Hich

 

Note: Due to some bizarre Microsoft Word bug that converted all text to links, I have turned off external links in the document.You will have to cut’n’paste this week. Sorry!

ADMINISTRIVIA: 2,087 unique visits

FOR THE PRIOR WEEK

http://www.jasperjottings.com 

2,087 unique visits

3,344 page views

1.60 page views per visit

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2,155 http://jasperjottings-daily.com 

31 http://jasperjottings-weekly.com

757 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Distribute_Jasper_Jottings/ 

29 LinkedInJaspers http://www.linkedin.com/e/gis/2819/5C65850257C2 

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    * Posted on: Mon, Mar 3 2008 12:28 PM

JUPDATE: Kelley, Michael (2007)

Kelley, Michael (2007)
Kelley Management Group, LLC
Miami, FL 33132
Website: http://www.kelleymanagementgroup.com   

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    * Posted on: Sun, Mar 2 2008 7:00 PM

MNEWS: Larkin, a member of the Manhattan College Pipes and Drums

http://www.lohud.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2008803030359 

Festive crowd fills streets of Yonkers
By Theresa Juva • The Journal News • March 3, 2008

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The high pitch of bagpipes and the steady pounding of drums rose from the streets of Yonkers yesterday as hundreds of people lined Broadway to watch the 53rd annual St. Patrick’s Day parade.

Sunny skies and cool weather pleased the crowd, which was dotted with emerald-colored shirts and shamrock-shaped sunglasses.

Marty Larkin, a member of the Manhattan College Pipes and Drums, was happy it wasn’t cold enough to make his fingers too numb to play the bagpipes.

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    * Posted on: Mon, Mar 3 2008 7:00 PM

JASPER HEADQUARTERS: March with Manhattan College

http://www.manhattan.edu/alumni_friends/saintpatsparade.php 

CALLING ALL ALUMNI & THEIR FAMILIES!
March with Manhattan College, and the
oldest
Catholic Alumni Society on St. Patrick’s Day.
Monday, March 17th, 2008
Meet at West 45th Street between 5th & 6th Avenues

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[JR: Read page for details.]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Mar 4 2008 5:49 PM

JASPER HEADQUARTERS: Manhattan College Presents Women in Education 3/12

From: alumni-bounces@listserv.manhattan.edu
Sent: Tuesday, March 04, 2008 3:43 PM
To: alumni
Subject: Manhattan College Presents Women in Education 3/12

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Proudly presents renowned educator and community leader
Dr. Thelma B. Baxter
on
Women in Education
A personal history of her journey through the NYC education system
Wednesday March 12, 2008
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The Alumni Room
O’Malley Library
First Floor
Dinner to follow
Sponsored by
The NAC Black Alumni Association
The NAC Alumnae Association
R.S.V.P.
718.862.7977

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[JR: Passing along without comment.]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Mar 4 2008 5:52 PM

JObit: Riordan, John J. (MC1955)

ACTIONABLE OBIT: Riordan, John J. (MC1955) Stamford,CT EXPIRES 07MAR2008

http://www.legacy.com/StamfordAdvocate/DeathNotices.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonId=105049290 

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John J. Riordan

JOHN J. RIORDAN — a resident of Stamford since 1973, passed away March 4, 2008 He was born July 10, 1934 in New York City, the son of the late John J. and Mary Breen Riordan, who had emigrated from Ireland.

Mr. Riordan graduated from Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY in 1955, received a Masters degree from Pace University, NYC and was a Certified Public Accountant.

He worked for Deloitte and Touche as an accountant and held corporate tax management positions at The Nestle Company, Ciba- Geigy Corporation and Combustion Engineering, Inc.. He was a member of the Tax Executive s Institute, serving as President of the Connecticut Valley and Westchester- Fairfield Chapters and as Regional Vice President of the New England Region.

Mr. Riordan served 34 years in the United States Marine Corps and the Navy Reserve, retiring in 1989 as a Captain, U. S. Navy. He served as officer in charge of a Cargo Handling Battalion Hatch Team and as Commanding Officer of NR Ships Parts Control Center, Mechanicsburg, PA; NR Defense Logistics Agency, Washington, D.C.; NR Defense Personnel Support Center, Subsistence Branch, Philadelphia, PA; and NR Navy Resale Systems and Service Office Headquarters, Staten Island. NY..

Mr. Riordan served as a Eucharistic minister for several years at the Church of the Holy Spirit, Stamford and was a member of the Parish Council for two terms, serving as president for one.

Mr. Riordan is survived by his wife of 49 years, Joan Flynn Riordan, of Stamford, six children; Ann Leona of Naugatuck, CT and her husband, Donald; Mary Riordan of New Canaan, CT; John Riordan of North Brunswick, NJ; Dennis Riordan of Copthorne, West Sussex, England; Joan Riordan of Stamford, CT and Brian Riordan of Monroe, CT. and his wife, Maureen.

Also surviving are nine grandchildren; Kaitlyn, Jillian and Jake Neuberger; Molly, Christopher and Michael Leona and Roan, Aoife and Siobhan Riordan, all of Connecticut.

He was predeceased by a sister, Sister Margaret Riordan, RSM.

Calling hours will be held at Leo P. Gallagher and Son Funeral Home, 2900 Summer Street, Stamford from 4 to 8 P.M. Thursday, March 6, 2008.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Church of the Holy Spirit , 403 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford at 12:30 P.M. Friday March 7, 2008. Burial will follow at Queen of Peace Cemetery, Stamford.

Published in the StamfordAdvocate on 3/5/2008.

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Guestbook for your comments is at:

http://www.legacy.com/StamfordAdvocate/GB/GuestbookView.aspx?PersonId=105049290 

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Riordan, John J. (MC1955)

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    * Posted on: Wed, Mar 5 2008 8:00 AM

JNEWS: Welton, John (MC1970) Another Jasper doing good things!

From: Mike McEneney [1953]
Sent: Tuesday, March 04, 2008 10:34 PM
To: Jasperfjohn Reinke
Subject: John Welton ‘70

Dear John,

The Bronx Section of the NY Daly News, Tuesday (3/4/06) Edition at page BW 8, has a story about the work that John Welton ‘70, a Physicians Assistant at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, does to help the very ill and dying patients.

I have a copy if you need it, Another Jasper doing good things!

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

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http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/bronx/2008/03/04/2008-03-04_a_dignified_lifeline_for_the_dying.html 

A dignified lifeline for the dying

Tuesday, March 4th 2008, 4:00 AM

John Welton, who helps the terminally ill, at his Edgewater home.

Alvarez/News

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John Welton walked into a room in the Northwest 7 wing of Montefiore Medical Center and softly addressed the woman who lay in the bed with an oxygen tube sticking out of her throat. Her eyes were calm and vacant.

Hola, Señora,” he said. He explained in Spanish that he was there to make sure she was comfortable.

For the moment, she was alone in the room, but it was brightly-lit and a large, bold print of sunflowers on one wall belied the seriousness of the situation.

She was dying. She had been breathing on a ventilator for a long time, and the family had decided to “extubate” her – remove her from the apparatus keeping her alive – a week earlier.

“Sometimes these things can take time,” he said outside the room.

Welton, 60, a lifelong Bronx resident, has been aiding terminally-ill people in various capacities since the 1980s.

He saw back then in his treatment of jail inmates that people wanted dignity; they wanted to die on their own terms.

Welton was caring for a man with advanced cancer at Rikers Island and successfully appealed to the warden to grant the man a compassionate release. Eight months later, when Welton was working at the “Tombs” – the Manhattan Detention Center – he encountered the same inmate.

“He could barely move, and I saw that he had been arrested on charges of stealing earth-moving equipment,” Welton said. “It turned out he had a friend do it and blame him, because he wanted to go back to jail.

“He told me, ‘The only people who care about me are in C-76 at Rikers.’

“That stuck with me.”

Only in the last decade has care for the dying become a specialty in hospitals.

Montefiore opened its in-patient palliative care unit in 2002.

Welton, a physician’s assistant, has been working since last spring in the unit, which provides treatment for the dying and for those in chronic pain. He interacts with the patients and their families, answering questions on the toughest subject of all.

“We explain things that many people misunderstand,” he said.

More people are appointing a health care proxy and making a living will, he said, but when the time comes, many families still debate the decisions because of emotions.

“You have to have someone who thinks like you,” he said. “Your spouse is too close to it.”

He helps families to realize they must follow the wishes of the patient, even if it’s painful for them.

“They are just looking for comfort,” said the soft-spoken Welton.

“I always feel awkward when a family thanks me.”

Welton has a bushy, gray beard and wears silver-rimmed glasses. When a nurse poked her head into his small office to ask him to examine a patient, he put his stethoscope around his neck, stood up, leaned on his desk to adjust his leg braces, grabbed his crutches and went down the hall to check on the patient, one of 13 in the 15-bed unit that night. Welton has had polio – which crippled his legs – all his life, but it never got in his way. Although, at times, it seemed to bother others.

“Sometimes, I think I hear whispers: ‘What makes him think he can do that?’ It comes up in different ways.”

He graduated Manhattan College with a biology degree and worked as an epidemiologist. But he wanted to work on the clinical side of medicine.

He graduated Long Island University as a physician’s assistant, and got his master’s in public health in epidemiology at Loma Linda University in California.

While working in the city jail system, at the Tombs, Rikers and the old Spofford Juvenile Detention Center beginning three decades ago, he saw a new scourge – HIV and AIDS.

“They were calling it GRID – gay related infectious disease,” Welton recalled. “We could only tell them we were pretty sure they had it; we couldn’t even diagnose it for sure back then.”

Welton worked in HIV care at North Central Bronx Hospital and Bronx-Lebanon Hospital.

Like his work with HIV patients, working in palliative care “is new…things are being learned and developed…that attracts me.”

The married father of a daughter and son acknowledges his line of work can be uncomfortable to some.

“I play ‘Silk Road,’ an Internet game, and I talk to people all over the world. One time I told the other players what I do, and it shut down the game,” he said with a shrug.

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Welton, John (MC1970)

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[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. A special tip of the hat because this did NOT show up in the automated searches. (I think the NEWS excludes itself.) So don’t rely on them; if you spot it, then report it. Besides, you’ll get the free one year extension of your subscription.]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Mar 5 2008 7:00 PM

JNEWS: Costello, Don (MC1954) for the District 1 seat on the University of Nebraska Board of Regents

http://journalstar.com/articles/2008/03/04/news/local/doc47cc82d900c89280145236.txt  

UNL lecturer enters regents race
By MELISSA LEE / Lincoln Journal Star
Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 – 12:37:14 am CST

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A third candidate has entered the race for the District 1 seat on the University of Nebraska Board of Regents.

Don Costello, a UNL computer science and engineering lecturer, has dubbed himself the “education candidate” in the race for the seat, which will be vacated by Regent Charles Wilson of Lincoln.

Costello says his No. 1 priority as a regent would be keeping tuition affordable. If elected, he says he’d fight to freeze tuition at NU for three years, or even work to reallocate existing funds that would allow tuition to drop.

“We have a tuition and debt situation where education is being priced out of the market,” he said. “We’re going to create a two-class society: There will be those families who can afford to send their kids to college and there will be those who can’t.”

His dream of a tuition freeze is likely to be popular among at least some students and families. NU has handed down steady tuition increases in the past decade, including four consecutive years of double-digit hikes.

Most recently, regents in June approved a 6 percent tuition increase for the current academic year.

The numbers can’t keep rising, Costello said.

“Nebraska needs to compete and if we want to compete, we have to get these kids through school with an affordable education,” he said.

As regent, Costello also says he’d work to improve distance learning at NU.

Costello, a New York native, has lived in Nebraska for 40 years and is a 28-year veteran at NU. He earned degrees from Manhattan College in New York and the University of Notre Dame and did Ph.D. work at NU.

Six of his seven children earned degrees from NU.

“Nebraska as a state has been terrific to me,” he said.

Lincoln attorneys Tim Clare and Earl Scudder already are in the race to represent District 1, which covers most of Lancaster County. Wilson has held the seat since 1990.

Reach Melissa Lee at 473-2682 or mlee@journals

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Dear John,

I believe that Don is a member of the Class of 1954.

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

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Costello, Don (MC1954)

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    * Posted on: Wed, Mar 5 2008 7:00 PM

MFound: MC student cited bumming smokes

http://serendipity1974.blogspot.com/2008/02/there-are-million-stories-in-this-city.html 

***Begin Quote***

And where was it he went to school?

Manhattan College, located ironically in the Bronx. Close, but not quite what he’d hoped for from the name. Good engineering program – not that he was in it.

Quite the opposite, in fact. Philosophy/Sociology major. Math not really being his thing.

Between the glasses and the theory I should have guessed Philosophy.

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    * Posted on: Wed, Mar 5 2008 7:00 PM

JOY: Sweeney, Kerri Lee (MC????) weds

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The Providence Journal (Rhode Island)
March 2, 2008 Sunday
All Editions
WEDDINGS – Kerri Lee Sweeney Gregory Welch
SECTION: LIFEBEAT/HOME; Pg. J-10

Kerri Lee Sweeney and Gregory Welch were married Oct. 27 at St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in New York City. The Rev. Monsignor Donald Sakano officiated.

The bride is the daughter Mr. and Mrs. Edward Sweeney of Riverside. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Welch of Remsen, N.Y. Diana Case was the maid of honor and Sherry Wallace, sister of the groom, was the bridesmaid. Jamie Perry was the flower girl. Eric E. Butler was the best man and Sean Murphy was the usher. Jacob Page was the ring bearer.

The bride is a graduate of Manhattan College, Riverdale, N.Y., and attends Mercy College, New York City. She is employed at Bright Horizons Family Solutions, New York City. The groom is a graduate of Hofstra University, Hempsted, N.Y., and is employed at Robert Half International, New York City.

They honeymooned in Ireland and make their home in New York City.

LOAD-DATE: March 4, 2008

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Sweeney, Kerri Lee (MC????)

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    * Posted on: Wed, Mar 5 2008 7:00 PM

JObit: Ford, Robert E. (MC????) Woodston,NJ

ACTIONABLE OBIT: Ford, Robert E. (MC????) Woodston,NJ EXPIRES 08MAR2008

http://www.legacy.com/Sunbeam/Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonId=105125685 

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Robert E. Ford

Robert E. Ford, age 91 of Woodstown, died Tuesday, March 4, 2008 in Bridgeton Hospice.

Born in Lakewood, he was the son of the late James S. and Mary Haughey Ford.

Robert graduated from Lakewood High School and attended Manhattan College and the Wharton Evening Program.

He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army during WWII in the 86th Chemical Mortar Batallion. He fought during the Battle of the Bulge and D-Day, and he earned a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart.

Robert retired in 1979 after 40 years with DuPont Chambers Works working as an accountant/supervisor. He was a member of St. Joseph¹s RC Church in Woodstown, was a charter member of the Lakewood Blackhawks Service Organization, was a past chairman of the BSA Roosevelt District and Woodstown Troop 38 Committee, was past trustee of Woodstown Presbyterian Church, was past president and treasurer of the Woodstown-Pilesgrove Library Association, and was past president of the Woodstown Fellowship Club and the 86th Chemical Mortar Battalion Association.

Robert was predeceased by his wife, E. Louise Burkle, and he is survived by his son, John R. Ford of Cherry Hill, his daughter, Mary E. Hodges of Houston, Texas, and his grandchildren, Gregory Ford, Alan Ford, Wesley Hodges and Sydney Hodges.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Saturday, March 5th (sic) in St. Joseph¹s R.C. Church, 51 Broad St., Woodstown, where friends are invited to call from 10 to 11 a.m. Interment will be in the Salem County Veterans Cemetery in Pilesgrove.

Arrangements are under the direction of the H.T. Layton Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Woodstown, (856) 769-1515.

Published in the Today’s Sunbeam on 3/6/2008.

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[JR: Note, I believe, that there is a typo since Saturday is the EIGHTH. I’ve reported it as the 8th. Please confirm before taking further action.]

Guestbook for your comments is at:

http://www.legacy.com/Sunbeam/GB/GuestbookView.aspx?PersonId=105125685

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Ford, Robert E. (MC????)

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    * Posted on: Thu, Mar 6 2008 7:00 PM

JEMAIL: Toner, Mike (1972) makes no claims

From: Toner, Mike (1972)
To: LinkedInJaspers
Subject: [LinkedInJaspers] Re: File – MONTHLY.txt

Mike Toner still alive and well near Buffalo, NY

No claims made about the intelligence behind the keyboard

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    * Posted on: Sat, Mar 8 2008 10:12 AM

JEMAIL: Kaufmann, Dick [1968] supplies missing class years

From: Kaufmann, Dick [1968]
Sent: Sunday, March 02, 2008 2:25 PM
To: John Reinke
Subject: Jasper Jottings 3/2/08 Edition

John,

I found a Gregory R. Brevetti in the 1999 MCAD. He is from the class of 1989

I also found a Brendan J. Spillane in the 1990 MCAD. He graduated in 1985 with a BA.

Regards,

Rich Kaufmann, MP’64, MC’68

[JR: Thanks. Much appreciated.]

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    * Posted on: Sat, Mar 8 2008 10:22 AM

JEMAIL: Alline, Vince (1968) wants a better font

—–Original Message—–

From: Alline, Vince (1968)
Sent: Sunday, March 02, 2008 3:57 PM
To: Ferdinand J. Reinke
Subject: Suggestion

As the recipient of a free additional year of JJ (1/27/08), I feel safe in making the following suggestion without having my weekly fix suddenly terminated. I believe that switching to a more modern font such as Arial would enhance the appearance of your ezine.

These old eyes just can’t appreciate the serif font anymore. Maybe it’s just me, but I find the sans-serif (aka, believe it or not,”grotesque”) font much easier to read.

I realize there may be technical obstacles that I’m not aware of, or maybe you just prefer Times New Roman. In any event, please note that I will continue to enjoy your labor of love every week – at least until my subscription expires.

Vince Alline ‘68

[JR: I’ll see what I can do. I’m not sure what control I have on fonts where. On Yahoo, I’m really really not sure. On the blogs, maybe. No promises but I’ll try. ]

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    * Posted on: Sat, Mar 8 2008 10:25 AM

Comment on Roster of LinkedIn Jaspers by Mike McEneney

Dear John,

Well done. We are moving ahead!

Mike

    * Posted on: Sat, Mar 1 2008 11:12 PM

Comment on JObit: Flood, Frank B. (MC1956) by Tommy Hich

My condolences to the Flood and Healy familys, May God forgive and protect your familys, Jody Lane will never be the same.

    * Posted on: Tue, Mar 4 2008 3:30 PM

 

 

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