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JASPER JOTTINGS Week 11 – 2008 MAR 16

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ADMINISTRIVIA: 2,921 unique visits
JObit: Brundage, Frank James (MC1938)
MFound: One wonders what could have been
JNEWS: Camp, Bill (MC????) to Help Take ISC to the Next Level
JObit: Keenan, John M. (MC1959)
JObit: Egan, Francis P. Frank (MC1937)
MNEWS: AN INSIDE JOB JOLTS JASPERS
JFound: McKeever, Ciaran (MC????)
JObit: J. Francis Reintjes (MCfac)
JNEWS: Gentile, Philip (1975) Chief Operating Officer Fund.com Inc.
JObit: McNeill, Alfred Thomas (MCDeLaSalle)
MNEWS: Favorite NCAA men’s basketball team: Manhattan College
JFound: Colabella, Claude (MC1983)
JObit: Zarzeczny, Paul J. (MC1959)

ADMINISTRIVIA: 2,921 unique visits

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JObit: Brundage, Frank James (MC1938)

http://www.legacy.com/RecordOnline/Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonId=105456136

Frank James Brundage, age 90, of Derry NH, (formerly of Orchard Park, NY) died February 27, 2008. He was born in New York City, to Frank and Ella Brundage. He was married to his wife, Marie, for 57 years.

Frank and his family moved from New York City to a dairy farm in the Catskills in 1927. Frank attended a one room country school in Winterton, NY. He excelled in the high jump on the track team at Middletown High School. Frank graduated from Manhattan College with a BS in Physics in 1938. He loved the country, enjoyed hunting, fishing, horseback riding and skiing. Frank entered the army in April 1941 as a private and was discharged December 1945 as a Major. He went overseas with the 275th Armored Field Artillery Battalion, which received a Presidential Unit Citation for action during the Battle of the Bulge. Frank was awarded the Silver Star and Bronze Star Medals for action during the Battle of the Bulge.

Frank worked for 37 years at National Starch and Chemical Corporation as an industrial salesman and later as a division manager, handling both sales and production in Philadelphia, Boston, and Buffalo. He moved to the Buffalo area in 1969, when NSC built a new plant there. When Frank retired in 1982, he and Marie decided to stay in Orchard Park, and lived there for 35 years. In 2005, Frank and Marie moved to Derry, NH to live with their daughter, Barbara. During his retirement, Frank enjoyed woodworking, gardening, reading, and genealogy. He loved the earth and was happy with his large garden (planting hundreds of tomato plants and growing thousands of zucchinis). He was a farmer at heart and enjoyed reminiscing of his days on the farm. Frank loved spending time with his 3 grandsons. He will be remembered for his wry wit and engaging personality. He was proud to be a 12th generation American.

Frank is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Marie, 5 children and 3 grandchildren: Christine, Barbara, Frank, Kathleen (husband Frank and son Zachary), Robert (wife Kathy and sons Michael and David), his sister-in-law Theresa, his brother-in-law Joe (wife Doris), and many nieces and nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his 3 sisters Winnie, Margaret, and Eleanor, and his niece Catherine Joyce.

A Celebration of his Life Memorial is planned for summer. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Frank’s memory to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

Published in the Times Herald-Record on 3/11/2008.

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MFound: One wonders what could have been

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Plain Dealer (Cleveland)

March 10, 2008 Monday

Sports Final Edition; All Editions

HOW WEST HAS WON;

Cav survives, thrives, arrives

BYLINE: Mary Schmitt Boyer, Plain Dealer Reporter

SECTION: SPORTS; Pg. C1

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Malone is the son of Brendan Malone, a longtime college and NBA coach who was an interim head coach with the Cavs. Mike Malone told West he had a chance to become an NBA player. West didn’t believe him.

“Out of the top 100 players, I was ranked 400 or 500,” West said with a grin.

Still, Malone kept up the full-court press. West recalled that after practice, Farello would hand out bundles of letters from recruiters to Holland and Basden. West would get six or seven letters. Five would be from Malone – handwritten.

But when it came time to pick a college, West opted for Saint Joseph’s in Philadelphia. St. Joe’s had one thing to offer that Manhattan College didn’t – a game on ESPN.

“I just wanted Dicky V to say my name one time,” West said of ESPN’s Dick Vitale. Then he does a passable Vitale imitation: “Oh, baby.”

Once he arrived at St. Joe’s, where he roomed with Cavs teammate Dwayne Jones, his story took a more conventional path. Playing with Jameer Nelson, he became a star on the Hawks team that went 27-0 and was ranked No. 1 in the regular season in 2004. In an ESPN game against Xavier, West went 12-for-12 from the field, 3-for-3 from 3-point range, and 6-for-6 from the free-throw line for a career high 33 points. Oh, baby.

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JNEWS: Camp, Bill (MC????) to Help Take ISC to the Next Level

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Market Wire

March 11, 2008 Tuesday 6:00 AM GMT

Interactive Supercomputing Strengthens Its Board of Directors;

HPC Luminary Bill Camp to Help Take ISC to the Next Level

DATELINE: WALTHAM, MA; Mar 11, 2008

Interactive Supercomputing Inc. (ISC) added Intel’s High Performance Computing CTO, Bill Camp, to its board of directors. Camp will join the board to help transition ISC from its hot startup phase to an established, mature market leader in high performance computing software.

ISC develops Star-P(R), a software platform that delivers interactive parallel computing power to the desktop. Star-P enables faster prototyping and problem solving across a range of security, intelligence, manufacturing, energy, biomedical, financial, and scientific research applications.

Camp currently leads Intel’s work in supercomputing as CTO of high performance computing. Previously, he was director of computation, computers, information and mathematics at Sandia National Laboratories, where he worked on massively parallel processing and founded the Massively Parallel Computing Research Laboratory in 1992. Camp also headed Cray Research’s Applications Technologies business and served on the design team for the T3E and follow-on scalable vector computers. At Intel, he is concentrating on many-core processor and system level architectures for the path from peta-scale to exa-scale computing. Camp received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Manhattan College and completed a Ph.D. in mathematical and computational physics at Cornell University.

“I am excited to join Bill Blake’s team on the board of directors of Interactive Supercomputing,” said Camp. “In the past, parallel computing has largely been the reserve of expert researchers at national laboratories, universities and a few software houses. Today with the advent of multi-core and future many-core processors, parallel computing becomes the concern of all who develop and use software – even on workstations and personal computers. ISC’s Star-P is a breakthrough in parallel computing and will be a critical force in moving us beyond a priesthood of parallel processing experts to the broad community of developers and users through easy-to-use and efficient parallel programming and development tools.”

About Interactive Supercomputing

Interactive Supercomputing (ISC) launched in 2004 to commercialize Star-P, an interactive parallel computing platform. With automatic parallelization and interactive execution of existing desktop simulation applications, Star-P merges two previously distinct environments – desktop computers and high performance servers – into one. Based in Waltham, Mass., the privately held company markets Star-P for a range of biomedical, financial, and government laboratory research applications.

Star-P is a registered trademark of Interactive Supercomputing Inc. All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

Contacts: Ilya Mirman Interactive Supercomputing 781-419-5088 Michelle Dillon Beaupre & Co. Public Relations 603-559-5835

SOURCE: Interactive Supercomputing

LOAD-DATE: March 12, 2008

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JObit: Keenan, John M. (MC1959)

ACTIONABLE OBIT: Keenan, John M. (MC1959) Baldwinsville, NY EXPIRES 17MAR2008

http://www.legacy.com/Syracuse/Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonId=105507164

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John M. Keenan

March 10, 2008

John M. Keenan, 77, of Baldwinsville, passed away after a long illness. Born in Syracuse, he was raised in New York City and graduated from Straubenmueller Textile High School in Manhattan.

He enlisted with the Marines and served tours of duty in Italy and Korea, where he received a Purple Heart for serious wounds suffered in the Detroit Raid in March 1953. Following a lengthy recovery, he returned to New York and went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Manhattan College and a master’s degree in Education from Syracuse University.

In 1955, he met and married Dorothy King, a commercial artist from New York then with Batten, Barton, Durstine & Osborn, Inc. (BBD&0); she predeceased him in 1969. Mr. Keenan spent his entire 31-year teaching career in the Baldwinsville School District, where he taught American History and Introduction to Economics.

In 1970, he married Linda Zimmerman, also a teacher in the Baldwinsville Schools. Mr. Keenan was a past president of the Baldwinsville Teacher’s Association, advisor to the C.W. Baker High School Chapter of the National Honor Society, and advisor to the Key Club.

He retired in 1991. He enjoyed tennis, travel, restoring antique boats, and sailing Lake Ontario from Oswego to Alexandria Bay. Mr. Keenan successfully battled cancer using conventional surgery and chemotherapy, as well as experimental ultra high dose intravenous vitamin-c, until an unrelated medical condition forced him to suspend treatment.

He is survived by his wife, Linda; sister, Mary Ann Keenan; son Brett, and several cousins. Mr. Keenan was greatly loved and is deeply missed.

Calling hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Falardeau Funeral Home, 93 Downer St., Baldwinsville. A memorial service will be held later in the spring. Contributions: Hospice of CNY, 990 7th North St., Liverpool, NY 13088 or to Francis House, 108 Michaels Ave., Syracuse, NY 13208.

Falardeau Funeral Home Online Guest Book At FalardeauFH.com

Published in the Syracuse Post Standard on 3/12/2008.

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Dear John,

           I believe that John is a member of the class of 1959.

                 May He Rest In Peace.

                          Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

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Keenan, John M. (MC1959)

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* Posted on: Wed, Mar 12 2008 6:00 PM

JObit: Egan, Francis P. Frank (MC1937)

ACTIONABLE OBIT: Egan,Francis P. Frank (MC1937) Cooperstown, NY EXPIRES 17MAR2008

http://www.legacy.com/TheDailyStar/Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonId=105498206

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Francis P. (Frank) Egan

ALBANY _ Francis P. (Frank) Egan, Ph.D., retired Chairman of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the State University College at Oneonta, died Saturday afternoon, March 8, 2008, at the Community Hospice Inn at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany. A recent resident of Slingerlands and formerly of Fernleigh Drive in Cooperstown, Dr. Egan was 92.

Born on Oct. 17, 1915, in Riverdale, he was the son of Peter F. and Susan (Curtis) Egan. After attending elementary and secondary schools in New York City, he was a student at schools operated by the Christian Brothers, and was graduated from LaSalle Academy in lower Manhattan in 1933. That same year, Frank entered Manhattan College, a highly regarded institution that has produced many illustrious alumni. At Manhattan, he participated in sports and excelled in academics. Four years after his matriculation, he earned a BA in mathematics and was accepted in the masters program at Niagara University. He completed the MA degree in 1938.

During his year of graduate study, Frank enjoyed his first experience in college teaching. He proved himself successful in this role and was offered a full-time teaching position in mathematics on the Niagara faculty. While teaching at Niagara, Frank pursued further study for two successive summers at Columbia University and the University of Chicago. At both institutions, Frank had the opportunity to interact with several famous illuminati in pure mathematics. At Chicago, he also met Robert Maynard Hutchins, the university president and leading educator of that era.

During his first year on the Niagara faculty, Frank met Dolores Clare Hogan, two years his junior. A courtship led to their wedding on Dec. 28, 1945, in Niagara Falls.

Frank remained at Niagara University for six years. In the summer of 1939, he began to teach in a training program for airplane pilots at Niagara, and became an instructor in civilian and military flight programs, which the university had contracted to administer.

In June of 1945, Frank entered into active service with the United States Army Air Force and served with the 1500th Army Air Forces Base Unit, Pacific Division, Air Transport Command as an information and education specialist. While he was stationed at Sheppard Field, Texas, he prepared and delivered lectures to groups that ranged in size from 50 to 1,500 men, advised and counseled on education through the United States Armed Forces Institute correspondence course, and taught calculus, analytical geometry, college algebra and aeronautics. He also supervised the editing and publishing of the “Trans-Pacifican,” a weekly newspaper. In December of 1946, Sgt. Egan received his honorable discharge from the military.

In 1948, Frank applied to several universities for Ph.D. studies in mathematics and was accepted at all the institutions to which he applied. His final choice came down to the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and the University of Notre Dame. He chose Notre Dame and spent the following five years in South Bend, Ind. Frank returned to teach at Niagara in 1953, and after two years he chose to make a change. He then taught at the University of Buffalo and also was employed at Bell Aircraft.

In 1959, Frank was invited to spend a year at the State University College in Oneonta as an associate professor. This one-year assignment at Oneonta ultimately turned into a career. In 1962, he was offered a full professorship at the SUNY campus and at the same time was named Chairman of the Department of Mathematical Sciences. He served as chairman for 15 years, stepping down in 1977. During his watch, he expanded the mathematics department from eight members to more than 25 and expanded academic offerings to include majors in computer science and mathematical statistics. Through a series of national grants he was also able to bring to the university six National Science Foundation institutes, along with several State Department of Education Teachers Fellowship awards.

Perhaps the most significant contribution that Frank, along with others, made to the college at Oneonta, was in its transformation from a teachers’ college into a full-fledged liberal arts college.

In 1985, nearing the age of 70, Frank retired from his SUNY professorship. He and Dolores had by that time lived more than a decade on Fernleigh Drive in Cooperstown. Although they loved their life in Cooperstown, they began looking for a senior living facility and soon targeted the Capital District as their preferred location. Sadly, Dolores passed away Oct. 26, 1999, before their planned move could occur. Frank eventually relocated to the Glen Eddy Retirement Community in Niskayuna, and made many friends there. He later moved to Avila, in Albany, where he served on the residents’ council, and later to the Beverwyck Retirement Community in Slingerlands.

When one spoke with Frank, he would acknowledge with modesty and gratitude that throughout his 92 years, “Providence has smiled on me.” He experienced life’s moments of sadness and loss, yet early on in life his strength of character, his record of accomplishment and his great potential did not go unnoticed by those in a position to offer him new challenges and opportunities.

Dr. Egan is survived by a niece, nephews, cousins, and many friends in the Cooperstown and Albany areas.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 15, 2008, at St. Mary’s “Our Lady of the Lake” Roman Catholic Church in Cooperstown, with Fr. John P. Rosson, pastor, presiding.

In respect for Frank’s love for his Irish heritage, the Service of Committal and Burial will take place at 2 p.m. St. Patrick’s Day, Monday, March 17, 2008, in the Hogan family plot in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Lewiston.

At the request of Dr. Egan, there will be no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, it has been requested that expressions of sympathy in the form of memorial gifts be made to Friends of Bassett, 1 Atwell Road, Cooperstown, NY 13326.

Funeral arrangements are with the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.

Published in The Daily Star on 3/12/2008.

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Dear John,

           I believe that Frank is a member of the Class of 1937.

                    May He Rest in Peace,

                           Mike

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MNEWS: AN INSIDE JOB JOLTS JASPERS

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Daily News (New York)

March 9, 2008 Sunday

SPORTS FINAL EDITION

AN INSIDE JOB JOLTS JASPERS. CAN’T STOP SIENA IN PAINT, GET OUSTED

BYLINE: BY SEAN BRENNAN DAILY NEWS SPORTS WRITER

SECTION: SPORTS; Pg. 53

ALBANY – Devon Austin was hoping to build on his breakout game from Friday night, when he torched St. Peter’s for 26 points and helped Manhattan advance into yesterday’s quarterfinal round of the MAAC Tournament.

But playing the top seed, Siena – on the Saints’ home court, no less – proved to be entirely different than facing ninth-seeded St. Peter’s.

“(Siena) wasn’t the No. 1 seed for nothing,” Manhattan coach Barry Rohrssen said. “They are a very good basketball team, a talented basketball team and a well-coached basketball team.”

And a team that is headed for the MAAC semifinals.

Siena got a stellar performance from Alex Franklin, who scored 26 points and grabbed nine rebounds in dominating the Jaspers inside as Manhattan’s season came to a close yesterday with a 66-58 loss.

The Jaspers finished 12-19, while Siena (20-10) moved on to face Loyola in tonight’s early semifinal.

“The firepower that Siena’s got, they’ve got scorers all over the floor, so they’re going to get baskets,” said Austin, who had 17 points and 11 rebounds. “We just needed to get some stops and we didn’t do that. They just knocked down their shots.”

And the major culprit was Franklin. The 6-5 sophomore scored 16 points in the first half as Siena took a 32-23 lead into the break, with the bulk of his points coming on shots right around the basket.

“He scored half their points in the first half,” Rohrssen said. “That was unbelievable. We certainly needed to put up a better fight in our post defense.”

But it wasn’t all on the defense. All the balls that seemed to drop for Manhattan Friday night were no longer falling yesterday. The Jaspers were just 1-of-9 on three-pointers in the first half and 3-of-14 for the game. They went 5-for-12 from the free-throw line, including 0-for-5 in the first half.

The closest the Jaspers got in the second half was seven points with 4:26 to play.

“It’s tough when you’re playing behind like that all game,” Austin said. “You use a lot of energy trying to catch them.”

Manhattan, which had shocked Siena on Feb. 18 at Draddy Gym, was hoping for a repeat performance yesterday. And though they came up short, the youthful Jaspers impressed Siena coach Fran McCaffrey.

“We beat a very good basketball team,” McCaffrey said. “They weren’t a very good basketball team eight weeks ago (when Manhattan lost at Siena, 69-56), but I think Barry has done a phenomenal job bringing this young team along.

“Our program has a tremendous amount of respect for Manhattan and a tremendous amount of respect for Barry and the job he’s done.”

The Jaspers, with 11 underclassmen on their 13-player roster, already are looking forward to next season. And with a year under their belts, they think it could be the beginning of a long and successful run in Riverdale.

“I think we’ll learn from this,” said sophomore Antoine Pearson, who scored 10 points. “We’ll gain experience from it, learn to stay together and build upon this.

Freshman guard Chris Smith was a little more specific.

“I feel next year we should be one of the top teams in the league,” said Smith, who logged 10 points. “I feel we’re going to be a great team in the future.”

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[JR: … … but how were their grades in Theology? We must keep our priorities straight. ;-) Just joshing.]

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JFound: McKeever, Ciaran (MC????)

http://chancefavors.com/2008/03/my-favorite-stumbleupon-articles-of-the-week

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My Favorite ‘StumbleUpon’ Articles of the Week

By CHM on Mar 8, 2008 in Blogroll

MC Jaspers My college Alma mater, Manhattan College, is about to take the court in the quarterfinals of the MAAC Conference Basketball Tournament. They’re a big under dog, playing against the #1 seed Siena, but I’m excited for an upset. I can hear it now… Let’s Go Jaspers!

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JObit: J. Francis Reintjes (MCfac)

http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2008/obit-reintjes-tt0305.html

Professor Emeritus J. Francis Reintjes dies at 96

March 5, 2008

MIT Professor Emeritus J. Francis Reintjes, celebrated for his keen wit and unassuming but steadfast leadership in electrical engineering and computer science, passed away Feb. 21 after a brief illness. He was 96.

He was born in Troy, N.Y., on Feb. 19, 1912, the son of George and Katherine (Lynch) Reintjes. Reintjes was a graduate of LaSalle Institute in Troy, N.Y., and received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y.

During his career as an electrical engineer, educator and researcher, his work touched many of the technological advances of the 20th century. He began his career as an engineer with General Motors in Lockport, N.Y., and subsequently taught electrical engineering at Manhattan College in New York City.

Reintjes playfully described himself in a 2006 interview for the MIT Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems as “the man who came to dinnerand never left.” The dinner was a gathering in Boston of the Institute for Radio Engineers at which he met and was later invited by W.L. Barrow to become involved in the new radar school at MIT-ultimately joining the Institute in 1943. He would remain in academia, earning a faculty appointment at MIT in 1947.

Over his 65-year association with MIT, Reintjes’ research interests expanded from the areas of radar and electronics, and early information storage and retrieval, to applications of computer-communications technologies. After five years working as a research staff member in the Research Lab of Electronics, Reintjes was appointed as the director of the Servo Lab, where he remained for 21 years.

As the Servo Lab grew under Reintjes’ leadership, the emphasis focused increasingly on computerization of numerical control. Using the Whirlwind I computer, Reintjes and colleague Douglas T. Ross MS ‘54 developed an automatic programming system for numerical control in two dimensions, collectively known as Automatically Programmed Tools (APT).

Although he referred to the early Servo Lab as a kind of “military job shop,” Reintjes was well aware of the need to build its theoretical and academic side. With added faculty through the 1950s, the lab, renamed the Electronic Systems Laboratory (ESL) in 1959, became a haven for not only master’s but also for doctoral studies. Annual reports in the 1960s gave testament. Thesis research averaged 47 per year-not only in electrical engineering, but spilling into chemical and mechanical engineering, physics, mathematics, biology, nutrition and food science and aeronautical and astronautical engineering. ESL continued to prosper, ultimately taking on its current, independent lab status and from 1978 on became the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS).

Reintjes, in a sense, also launched the first “search engine” system, using general-purpose computers to locate research in professional literature through Project INTREX.

Reintjes’ interest in pairing academia with industry throughout his career eventually paved the way for him to take on the directorship in 1960 of the MIT VI-A Cooperative (Internship) Program in Electrical Engineering. He opened up the program by putting admission to the VI-A MS degree on the same academic requirements scale as admission throughout the EE Department and spread the scope of administrative involvement across the department by assigning faculty members to take charge of the cooperative relationships with each of the companies, a practice still followed by VI-A today.

Retirement in 1978 did not hold Frank Reintjes back from remaining an involved presence in the EECS Department and LIDS. He returned weekly, attending events and meetings and often serving as the best source for historical information. As described in the May 2006 edition of LIDS|ALL, Reintjes is “friendly, funny and inspiring … and his legacy won’t be forgotten.”

Frank Reintjes is survived by two sons, William F. Reintjes and his wife, Ann Marie, of Annandale, Va., and John F. Reintjes and his wife, Maura, of Alexandria, Va.; a daughter, Ellen E. Reintjes and her husband, Don Tatzin, of Lafayette, Calif.; a grandson; a sister, Marion R. Baker of Troy, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. His wife of 64 years, Elizabeth A. Walsh, passed away on May 19, 2007.

Funeral services will be held privately. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, contributions in Mr. Reintjes’ memory may be made to MIT for the J. Francis Reintjes Excellence in VI-A Industrial Practice Award, Account 3914000, Office of Memorial Gifts, MIT Room E19-370, 77 Mass. Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139, or to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on March 5, 2008 (download PDF).

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JNEWS: Gentile, Philip (1975) Chief Operating Officer Fund.com Inc.

http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/marketwire/0374321.htm

Fund.com Inc. Names Philip Gentile Its Chief Operating Officer

Marketwire

Former Vice President at Morgan Stanley and Standard & Poor’s, Inc. Joins Fund.com

March 13, 2008: 09:05 AM EST

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Fund.com Inc. (www.fund.com) (OTCBB: FNDM), an Institutional and Consumer financial services company focused on the $22.6 trillion investment fund market, announced today the appointment of Philip Gentile as Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Gentile has over twenty-five years of experience in the financial services and securities industry and joins Fund.com from Morgan Stanley, where he served in the Global Wealth Management Group managing technology vendors to the bank. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Mr. Gentile was Vice President Business Operations and Development at Standard & Poor’s, Inc., a subsidiary of McGraw-Hill.

Mr. Gentile’s appointment comes after the appointment of Greg Webster, formerly with HSBC, as President and the January appointment of Ray Lang as CEO, formerly with BNY Capital Markets, a subsidiary of Bank of New York, the $1 trillion U.S. bank.

“Phil has the specialized know-how to bring large scale technology projects together, especially for financial services implementations,” said Ray Lang, CEO of Fund.com. “Fund.com needs his skills and leadership to help Fund.com accomplish its goal to simplify an incredibly fragmented market for financial information and make it available online at http://www.fund.com.”

“There is endless data available online about investments that can be daunting for individual investors. I have the background to assist Fund.com to achieve its mission in aggregating and simplifying financial data in order to empower individual investors,” said Mr. Gentile.

In addition to working at top-tier financial firms, Mr. Gentile has also owned and operated his own businesses, including CyberVestors where he developed a marketing newsletter for a small brokerage firm utilizing Earnings Surprise as a method to identify equities for investments by individual investors. In the prior years, Mr. Gentile was a Senior Vice President and co-founder of Global Information Technologies, a redistributor of online services to broker & money management firms providing aggregation, research and reporting on exchange traded equities.

He started his career as Vice President Equity Research for Shearson Lehman Brothers where he managed the product development for an institutional service, FINSTAT, which provided research, analysis, back-testing and reporting for exchange-traded equities and mutual funds.

Mr. Gentile received a B.S. from Manhattan College majoring in Quantitative Analysis and Economics. He also attended Pace University’s MBA Finance Program.

About Fund.com

Fund.com Inc. (www.fund.com) (OTCBB: FNDM) is a financial services information publisher focused on the $22.6 trillion investment fund market. As an online media company, Fund.com is establishing a destination website of personal finance channels, including mutual funds, hedge funds, money market funds, exchange traded funds (ETFs), closed end funds, commodity funds and other types of pooled investment vehicles. Our mission is to provide investment information on both traditional and leading edge products to a new generation of investors. We seek to generate pay-for-performance online advertising revenue by connecting motivated investors with financial product providers.

For product providers (e.g., ETF issuers), we offer asset-based licensing agreements for our Index content, including the proprietary EQUITIES® Hedge Fund Index, earning recurring fees as a percentage of Indexed assets under management. Our online lead generation is highly complementary to our licensing business by assisting the growth of index-linked assets of our clients. Our affiliation with a print platform established in 1951 assists in making us an authoritative source of investment information and an effective online advertiser.

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Media Contacts:

Justine Sacco

The Morris + King Company

(212) 561 7467

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* Posted on: Thu, Mar 13 2008 4:29 PM

JObit: McNeill, Alfred Thomas (MCDeLaSalle)

ACTIONABLE OBIT: McNeill, Alfred Thomas (MCDeLaSalle) Newtown,PA EXPIRES 17MAR2008

http://www.legacy.com/StarLedger/DeathNotices.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonId=105569464

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Alfred McNeill

MC NEILL

Alfred McNeill, schools construction exec, CEO

Alfred Thomas McNeill, 71, of Newtown, Pa., died on Tuesday, March 11, 2008, at St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne, Pa. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass on Monday, March 17, 2008, at 10 a.n. at the Church of St. Andrew, 81 Swamp Rd., Newtown, Pa. 18904. Interment will follow in Newtown Cemetery, Newtown, Pa. A viewing will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, March 16, 2008, at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd. (at Holland Road), Richboro, Pa. 18954. http://www.fluehr.com Born in Hillside, N.J., Mr. McNeill lived in the Morristown, N.J., area for many years before moving to Pennsylvania.

He was chairman and chief executive officer of the Turner Corporation, which he joined in 1958 upon graduation from Lehigh University. Mr. McNeill held various management positions until February 1985, when he was appointed president and CEO of Turner Construction Company. In 1986, he was named president of the Turner Corporation and later that same year, was named chairman of the board of Turner Construction Company. In 1987, Mr. NcNeill was named to the additional position of chief operating officer of the Turner Corporation. He also held overall responsibility for the corporations international construction operations as well as domestic operations and the corporations diversified subsidiaries. In 1989, he was elected chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the corporation. His impressive list of industry and civic affiliations included directorship of Teachers Properties, Inc., Rouse Teachers Properties, Inc. and the Sky Club as well as membership on the Construction Industry Presidents Forum, Design-Build Institute of America, New York City Partnership and the advisory boards of Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Civil Engineering Department of Lehigh University and NYUs Real Estate Institute. Mr. McNeills contributions to community service and higher education have been recognized by Manhattan College, which awarded him the De La Salle Medal; he also received the Catholic Medical Centers Faithful Steward Award and most recently the Human Relations Award from the American Jewish Committee.

He retired in 1996 after 38 years of service. After retiring from the Turner Corporation, he became CEO of the New Jersey Schools Construction Corporation. Mr. McNeill served on the boards of Archirondon, American International Contractors Inc. and Jay Cashman Inc. His executive positions included J.A. Jones Construction Group, American International Contractors Inc., American Intercontinental Constructors LLC and Global Construction Solutions LLC. He was a professor at Polytechnic University from 1997 to 2001. His consulting assignments included H.J. Russell & Company, the Haskell Company, Kvaerner Construction, Skanska USA and Keyspan Corporation.

Son of the late Alfred T. and Mary E. Byrne McNeill, he is survived by his beloved wife of 26 years, Dorothy Keidat McNeill; his 10 loving children and their spouses, Mary Ellen Ivanoski and Chris of Coatesville, Pa., Gabrielle Hensley of Annandale, Va., Matthew McNeill and Christina of Phoenixville, Pa., Christopher McNeill and Dolores of Bear, Del., Peter McNeill and Gayle of Gilbertsville, Pa., Bartholomew McNeill and Karen of Lititz, Pa., Elizabeth Stollsteimer and Douglas of Media, Pa., Catherine Cassavaugh and Kevin of Center Valley, Pa., Gwyneth McNeill of Newtown, Pa. and Laura McNeill of Newtown, Pa., and his brother, Donald McNeill and Mary Ann of Boonton, N.J. He is also survived by his 21 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; his former wife, Carole McNeill; his brotherin-law, Edward Keidat and his wife, Lisa, along with three nieces and two nephews.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, High Point Professional Building, 700 Horizon Circle, Suite 201, Chalfont, Pa. 18914 or St. Mary Medical Center, 1201 LanghorneNewtown Rd., Langhorne, Pa. 19047.

DEATH NOTICES

Published in the Star-Ledger on 3/13/2008.

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Guestbook for your comments is at:

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McNeill, Alfred Thomas (MCDeLaSalle)

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[N.B.: In accordance with my liberal definition of what is a Jasper, I think if some one was honored by Manhattan College, then there must have been some “Jasper” in him. That makes him a Jasper to me. It’s not a piece of paper, but that you’ve taken the lessons into your heart. Besides isn’t one of the corporal works of mercy to bury the dead? I’ll commend him to our fellow alums for their prayers.]

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* Posted on: Fri, Mar 14 2008 8:16 AM

MNEWS: Favorite NCAA men’s basketball team: Manhattan College

http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080314/SPORTS/80314026/-1/rss02

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John Koerner

Nickname: JK

Family: wife Deborah; two sons; John, a Valley Central High senior, Joshua, a John S. Burke Catholic freshman

Job description: executive manager

Past NCAA pool highlights: “I entered the pool at our Chevrolet store in Beacon and for the first time in my life, I actually won some money.”

Favorite NCAA men’s basketball team: Manhattan College

Why Manhattan? “Because one of my best friends, Ed Kipp, loves that team. And if he thinks they are great, they must be.”

Bracket advice: “Look for the young men with the motivation in their eyes. And a team that plays like a team. Remember, there is no ‘I’ in team.”

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[JR: That’s us “young men with determination in their eyes”. Or at least me!]

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* Posted on: Fri, Mar 14 2008 6:00 PM

JFound: Colabella, Claude (MC1983)

http://dvaremes.blogspot.com/2008/03/who-did-spitzer-part-ii.html

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N. Claude Colabella -Director of Investor Relations Claude Colabella is responsible for investor relations and business development. Before joining Titan Advisors in 2001, he operated Alpha Beta Alternative Investments, which was a hedge fund advisory and fund of funds firm. From 1990 to 1998, Mr. Colabella was involved in energy industry equity research, first as a senior vice president at John S. Herold Inc. and later as president and co-founder of Petroleum Research Group. Previously, he was affiliated with Westfair Financial Analysis, Zimbalist Smith Ltd. and Securities Industry Management Corp. Mr. Colabella graduated magna cum laude from Manhattan College in 1983 and earned his M.B.A. from Duke University in 1985.

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Colabella, Claude (MC1983)

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* Posted on: Fri, Mar 14 2008 6:00 PM

JObit: Zarzeczny, Paul J. (MC1959)

ACTIONABLE OBIT: Zarzeczny, Paul J. (MC1959?) Pennington,NJ EXPIRES 17MAR2008

http://www.legacy.com/Trenton/Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonId=105675524

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Paul J. Zarzeczny

PENNINGTON – Paul J. Zarzeczny, 70, passed away Wednesday at Princeton Medical Center. He was born in Trenton and graduated from Trenton Central Catholic. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College and his master’s in Structural Engineering from Lehigh University.

Paul was employed by the New Jersey Department of Transportation for 27 years where he served as bureau chief and by Arora Associates, P.C. where he served as a consultant for seven years. He was also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. His passion for engineering and design has resulted in the construction and repair of railroad and vehicle bridges in many states. He was a wonderful mentor to many in the field of engineering and the community and to his children.

Paul was loving and devoted to his family, church and community. He was predeceased by Paul and Anna Zarzeczny of Trenton. He leaves behind his wife, Barbara of Pennington; his son, Mark (Donna) Zarzeczny of Edgewater Park; his daughters, Susan (Drew) Zarzeczny of Langhorne, PA, Teresa (Edward) Bell of Medford and Karen (Wes) Kerns of St. Louis, MO. He will also be deeply missed by his grandchildren, Natia, Zachary and Xander Zarzeczny, Anneka and Jennifer Bell and Nathan, Ben and Nora Kerns; as well as his brother Joseph and sister Marion Zarzeczna of Trenton; and great friend, Dick Tompkins of Hamilton Township. Paul also leaves behind many relatives in Eastern Poland.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. James Roman Catholic Church, 115 E. Delaware Ave., Pennington. Burial will be in the Pennington Cemetery. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Monday at the “Gathering Room” at St. James Roman Catholic Church and 9-9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Wilson-Apple Funeral Home, 2560 Pennington Road, Pennington. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to be made in Paul’s name to St. James Roman Catholic Church, 115 E. Delaware Ave., Pennington, New Jersey 08534 or The American Heart Association, 1 Union St., Suite 301, Robbinsville, NJ 08691-4183. To send a condolence, visit http://www.wilsonapple.com.

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Guestbook for your comments is at:

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Dear John,

I believe that Paul is a member of the class of 1959.

May He Rest In Peace.

Richard Ferrara [MC1972]

[JR: Thanks, Rich. Much appreciated. ]

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Zarzeczny, Paul J. (MC1959)

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* Posted on: Sat, Mar 15 2008 11:56 AM

“Bon courage a vous tous”

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