JASPER JOTTINGS Week 41 – 2008 Oct 12

JASPER JOTTINGS Week 41 – 2008 Oct 12

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

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2008/jasperjottings2008WEEK41.html
POSITRACTION: The ability to laugh at ourselves

JEmail: Toner, Michael (MC1972) recommends Fr. John Dear’s speech

JObit: Donahue, John C. Jr. [MC1942]

JFound: Martin, Margaret (MC1998)

JFOUND: Schroeder, John (MC1976) on PLAXO

CARTOON: “Fundamentals”

JFound: An unknown Jasper, Class of 1942 UPDATE: Donahue, John C. Jr. [MC1942]

JHQ: Manhattan College To Host Three-Day Visit By Mexican Coffee Farmer As Part Of Fair Trade Month

MFound: WRCM Manhattan College Radio is online

JObit: Reynolds, Fr. John CSP [MC1941] reported, but not online.

MObit: Winka, Br. Andrew [MCfac]

JEmail: Delaney, Gerard M. (MC1975) relflects on obit for Brophy, John F. [MC1975]

JObit: O’Connor, Thomas J. [MC1968]

JFound: Fahey, John P. (MC1973)

FACEBOOK: Buran, Bill (MC1999) asking for campaign contributions

MObit: Range, Genevieve (xMCstf) has an interesting story

MNews: MC Lacrosse plays for charity

MObit: Range, Genevieve F. D. [MCstf]

JFound: Jasper “epic_amazing” (MC2008?)

ENDNOTE: Catholic Church national hierarchy and bureaucracy has drunk the Kool-Aid

Comment on JObit: O’Connor, Thomas J. [MC1968] by bobby rooney

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POSITRACTION: The ability to laugh at ourselves

http://tinyurl.com/4ftcch

‘SNL’ sends up VP debate with Fey, Queen Latifah

By JAKE COYLE, AP Entertainment Writer 2 hours, 28 minutes ago

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NEW YORK – It’s starting to feel like Tina Fey is running for vice president.

Fey again returned to “Saturday Night Live” to play Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin as the sketch comedy show continued to pull out all the stops in its election year season. Queen Latifah dropped by to portray Thursday’s debate moderator, PBS’s Gwen Ifill, and cast member Jason Sudeikis stepped into the role of Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden.

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One hopes that everyone can look at this and laugh. Heaven help us if we become so sensitive that we can’t. I always try to look at my affectations, my priorities, and the things I think are important, like Jasper Jottings, and laugh at my own pomposity. (Is that a wurd?) Imagine an injineer seeking to report like a gazetteer on alumni stuff, connect his fellow alums with each other, lecture them on liberty, instruct them on Austrian economic, and make social commentary. Who does he think he is? Just a fellow alum, well aware of his limitations, trying to do a ‘job’ that seems worth doing to him.

My hope is this week, if you can’t laugh at SNL, if you can’t laugh at yourself, you can laugh at my pretensions. At least then, we’ll be sharing a laugh together. Because I laugh at myself a lot.

Is this fellow serious?

That’s left to the reader to answer. Hopefully this gave your week a funny start.

fjohn68

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* Posted on: Sun, Oct 5 2008 10:17 AM

 

 

JEmail: Toner, Michael (MC1972) recommends Fr. John Dear’s speech

From: Michael Toner (MC1972)

Date: October 5, 2008 4:30:55 PM EDT

Subject: Re: [Distribute_Jasper_Jottings] JASPER JOTTINGS Week 40 – 2008 Oct 05

Dear F. John,

I have heard John Dear speak on a number of occasions and he is quite inspiring. Whether or not you agree with his pacifist ideals, his words and his actions are a challenge to all of us to consider how Jesus asks us to live. Fr. John is the real deal, having put his own life and freedom on the line a number of times to live out his beliefs. I would heartily recommend his talk to any who are able to attend.

mike toner

bee ’72

buffalo, ny

[JR: Interesting. Pacifism is different than non-violence is different than non-aggression. None of which are practiced in DC. Nor are either O or McC; nor JoeB or SarahP. The only candidate that was ‘non-aggression’ was RonP. Sigh!]

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* Posted on: Sun, Oct 5 2008 6:12 PM

 

 

JObit: Donahue, John C. Jr. [MC1942]

http://www.legacy.com/TimesArgus/Obituaries.asp?

Page=LifeStory&PersonId=118485968

http://tinyurl.com/3mfxls

John C. Donahue Jr.

NORTHFIELD – John C. Donahue Jr., 88, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008, of cancer, at home.

He was born July 24, 1920, in Lynn, Mass., the son of Kathleen (Martin) Donahue and John C. Donahue Sr.

He was a longtime newspaperman whose career spanned 75 years from 1933 to 2008, including as editor and publisher of The Northfield News and Transcript, which he sold in July. He had started The Northfield Transcript in retirement in 1999, and published it until 2001. In 2007 he bought the 129-year-old Northfield News and combined it with the revived Transcript.

At the age of 12, Mr. Donahue and his cousin, the late Thomas A. Donahue, established the (Northfield) Falls News, a summer weekly that continued for five years. He worked his way through high school and college on various newspapers.

He had worked for Bostonian magazine, the Boston Transcript, United Press, the Burlington Daily News, Vermont Sunday News, The Washington Post, the (Braintree, Mass.) Sunday Forum, the Boston Evening Globe, Suburban Trends in Butler, N.J., and the Daily Record of Morristown, N.J.

Mr. Donahue taught journalism at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind., and served as publisher of the student daily, the Purdue Exponent.

He retired in 1992 and returned to Northfield.

He was a U.S. Coast Guard veteran of World War II.

He was educated in schools in Northfield Falls and St. Albans, in Massachusetts, Ohio, New York and New Jersey. He graduated from Manhattan College in New York in 1942 with a bachelor of arts degree in English and history. He did graduate work at the New School for Social Research in New York, at the University of Vermont, the University of Rhode Island, the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of the Université de Paris and the Università Italiana per Stranieri in Perugia, Italy.

He married Marie Maurice Christiane de Vitry d’Avaucourt in Paris in 1953. She survives him.

He is also survived by three sons, John C. Donahue III of Denville, N.J., Pierre M. Donahue of Takoma Park, Md., and Marc T.C. Donahue of Monticello, Ind.; three daughters, Anne de la B. Donahue of Northfield, Christiane K. Donahue of Northfield, and Mayalen Mary Donahue of Tampa, Fla.; a sister, Meg Donahue Davis of Northfield, and seven grandchildren as well as many cousins and other relatives in Northfield.

He was predeceased a sister, Frances D. Leach of Burlington.

Mr. Donahue was a member of the O’Donoghue Society – Royal Order of Eoghanacht O Donnchadha of Ireland, the Manhattan College Alumni, the Northfield Historical Society, St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and Sorrel-Maynard Post 63 American Legion.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 6, at St. John the Evangelist Church, Vine Street, Northfield, with burial following at Calvary Cemetery.

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Donahue, John C. Jr. [MC1942]

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/4pcclf

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* Posted on: Mon, Oct 6 2008 8:02 AM

* Updated: Tue, Oct 7 2008 3:58 PM

 

 

JFound: Martin, Margaret (MC1998)

One of our fellow Jaspers – Martin, Margaret (MC1998) – has posted this.

She hasn’t asked for our support, so this is NOT an advertisement. Having followed the “Caring Bridge” site for both her daughter and her cousin (I think?), this activity is well worth supporting. There is something about sick children that tugs at the heartstrings. I have no use for a cookbook, OTOH I could use the “Caitlin Diet Book”! Although tactically getting sick might take off a few pounds, I doubt that’s a good long term strategy. I’ll buy a book just to express support for them. You might consider doing the same. I look forward to reporting soon that Caitlin and James are home and well. For this I humbly pray.

http://cli.gs/UPA9sD

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Welcome to the “Cooking with Caitlin” Cookbook Fundraiser Website!

Calling All Cooks!

Cookbook fundraiser in honor of Caitlin Anne Martin

“Cooking with Caitlin” Following a Neutropenic Diet

A cookbook that highlights recipes that work within the Neutropenic Diet Guidelines

A Neutropenic diet is a special diet that must be followed during cancer treatment

Just about any recipe can be converted to meet the Neutropenic Guidelines

PROCEEDS

All proceeds from the cookbook will be donated in Caitlin’s name to

Memorial Sloan Kettering Pediatric Unit

RECIPES

Attached you will find the specifics of the Neutropenic diet to help you create your recipes

Please submit each recipe by emailing it to Cookingwithcaitlin@yahoo.com

COOKBOOK CATEGORIES

There will be six standard categories in our cookbook:

Appetizers, Snacks, Soups, Side Dishes, Entrees, and Desserts.

The button below will link you to the

Recipe Submission Form.

Please have all recipes in no later than

January 9, 2009

SALES

Cookbook sales will begin March 17, 2009

Through our website

http://www.geocities.com/cookingwithcaitlin

You can read about Caitlin’s Story at

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/caitlinchronicles

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[JR: Submitted for your consideration. Hopefully, too many moths will not escape as you open your purses. LOL! Hey, after the wall street bailout, you’re money is NOT going to be worth as much anyway. And, you’ll always get your social security to buy food with. So you’ll need a good cook book to remember the good times before dog food. ROFL!]

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* Posted on: Mon, Oct 6 2008 10:18 AM

 

 

JFOUND: Schroeder, John (MC1976) on PLAXO

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE PLAXO NEWS DESK

IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM …

John Schroeder

Schroeder, John (MC1976)

birthday September 18

political views Conservative

religious views Catholic

hometown West Islip, NY

Hicksville, NY 11702

Director

National Grid

Keyspan

Education

Manahattan College

BE in EE, Electrical Engineering, 1976 -1980

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* Posted on: Mon, Oct 6 2008 8:15 PM

 

 

CARTOON: “Fundamentals”

From: Jerry Breen

Date: October 5, 2008 11:01:21 PM EDT

Subject: new Jerry Breen cartoon

http://cli.gs/9BVP4g

John: Here’s a new cartoon on John McCain’s comments on the banking crisis. I’ll have a few more before the election. Thanks again, Jerry Breen www.newbreen.com http://jerrybreen.blogspot.com/

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* Posted on: Mon, Oct 6 2008 8:29 PM

 

 

JFound: An unknown Jasper, Class of 1942 UPDATE: Donahue, John C. Jr. [MC1942]

Google Blogs Alert for: “manhattan college” -marymount -“marymount manhattan college” -“borough of manhattan college” -marymount -manhattan.edu -bmcc.cuny.edu -msmnyc.edu -mancol.edu -gojaspers.com

Good night, Pop. Love you.

By Gina DC: Armed and Clever!(Gina DC: Armed and Clever!)

He was graduated from Manhattan College in New York in 1942 with a bachelor of arts degree in English and history. He did graduate work at the New School for Social Research in New York, at the University of Vermont, the University of …

Gina DC: Continuity Cop – http://evilbeej.livejournal.com/

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[JR: As you might guess, I have my ‘agents’ spread far and wide across the internet looking for any hint of a Jasper. They are wrascally wrabbits doing all they can to hide. What I find personally very frustrating is when and ‘agent’ calls home with a great story. I go to ‘collect’ it and it’s NOT accessible. Argh! IMHO the engines should not index content that is not reachable. TO me this is a flaw in Google and Live Journal. Argh! And, Gina may not be aware that she has NOT posted a heartwarming tribute for the word to read. She just writing to her friends. I hate to be teased. Sigh!]

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Update: A different search engine presented this:

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Good night, Pop. Love you.from Icerocket blog search: “manhattan college” -marymount -“marymount manhattan college” -“borough of manhattan college” -marymount -manhattan.edu -bmcc.cuny.edu -msmnyc.edu -mancol.edu -gojaspers.com by Gina DC: Armed and Clever!NORTHFIELD – John C. Donahue Jr., editor and publisher of The Northfield News and Transcript until he sold it in July of 2008, a newspaperman whose career spanned 75 years from 1933 to 2008, died Saturday, October 4, 2008, of cancer, at 134 Donahue Drive. He was 88 years old. That career started and …

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Back to the search engines tonight!

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* Posted on: Mon, Oct 6 2008 9:05 PM

* Updated: Tue, Oct 7 2008 3:58 PM

 

 

JHQ: Manhattan College To Host Three-Day Visit By Mexican Coffee Farmer As Part Of Fair Trade Month

http://www.manhattan.edu/news/news_releases/100608_1.shtml

October 6, 2008

Manhattan College To Host Three-Day Visit By Mexican Coffee Farmer As Part Of Fair Trade Month

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – Manhattan College’s office of campus ministry and social action (CMSA) and the student group JustPeace will host a coffee farmer from Mexico in the Bronx and on campus from Oct. 8-10. This is possible due to a small grant from Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to promote fair trade.

Rigoberto Contreras Diaz’s visit to the Bronx will begin on Wednesday evening, Oct. 8, with a meeting at Our Lady of Refuge Parish, where he will address a largely Spanish speaking community about his work and the value of fair trade coffee to this family and community. As part of the meeting, fair trade coffee will be served and a free sample of the company’s chocolate will be distributed along with brochures on fair trade handcrafts from around the world.

On Thursday, Oct. 9, Diaz will visit Spanish classes on the Manhattan College campus and is scheduled to speak (in Spanish with translation) in the Alumni Room of O’Malley Library at 4:30 p.m. Coffee and chocolates will again be served during the event, which is free and open to the public.

Last spring, Manhattan students involved in the social justice club JustPeace received a Fair Trade Market Building grant from CRS. The grant will help the students who work closely with CMSA to raise awareness throughout October (Fair Trade Month), as well as sponsor a symposium for local Catholic colleges in the spring.

The Fair Trade Federation is the trade association that strengthens and promotes North American organizations fully committed to fair trade. The federation is part of the global fair trade movement, which builds equitable and sustainable trading partnerships and creates opportunities to alleviate poverty.

CRS is the official international humanitarian agency of the U.S. Catholic community. Its mission is to alleviate suffering and provide assistance to needy people in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality.

For more information, please contact Lois Harr, director of CMSA, at (718) 862-7142 or e-mail lois.harr@manhattan.edu.

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[JR: Offered for your reading pleasure without editorial interruption. RMEID!]

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* Posted on: Tue, Oct 7 2008 8:01 PM

 

 

MFound: WRCM Manhattan College Radio is online

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE FACEBOOK NEWS DESK

IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM …

BACK ONLINE!

Posted by Caciola, Joe [MC2010]

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To members of WRCM Manhattan College Radio (Official Facebook Group)

October 6 at 8:25pm

ATTENTION!!

WRCM RADIO’S HAS A WEBSITE AGAIN!

GO TO WWW.WRCMRADIO.ORG

LISTEN LIVE, CHAT WITH A DJ, VIEW OUR SCHEDULE, FIND OUT WHAT SHOWS YOU WOULD LIKE! ALL THIS AND MORE ON OUR NEW WEBSITE!

DON’T FORGET WWW.WRCMRADIO.ORG

Pass this onto your friends!

~wrcm

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* Posted on: Tue, Oct 7 2008 8:48 PM

 

 

JObit: Reynolds, Fr. John CSP [MC1941] reported, but not online.

From: “reinke, fjohn68?

Date: October 7, 2008 10:04:56 AM EDT

To: Mike McEneney

Subject: Re: Father John Reynolds, CSP 1941

Mike: It’s not online. Perhaps it might come up tomorrow. fjohn

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On Oct 7, 2008, at 9:19 AM, Mike McEneney wrote:

Dear John,

Today’s NY Times (Oct. 7,2008) has an obituary for Father John Reynolds Class of 1941. Father was a great supporter of Manhattan and celebrated Mass at the College often.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

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[JR: See, even the NYT screws it up. That’s why eyeballs are need in the reporting about Jaspers. Your assistance is requested.]

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http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2008/10/06/2008-10-06_mon_106_death_notices.html

REYNOLDS-Rev. John C. C.S.P. on October 3, 2008. Born in New York City. Loving son of the late Charles and Frances (nee James) Reynolds. Devoted uncle of John Sheehan of White Plains, NY and Thomas Sheehan of Woodcliff Lake, NJ, nieces Eileen Mueller and Theresa O’Connell both of New Jersey, cousins Bernard, Marion, Adelaide and Veronica of California. Father Reynolds grew up in Sacred Heart Parish, Bronx, NY and attended Manhattan College. He entered the Paulist Community taking his novitiate promises on September 6, 1941 and was ordained on May 1, 1947. He is a former pastor of Good Shepherd Parish, Broadway and Isham. He will be long remembered as a faithful priest and Paulist, always ready with a quick wit and a wonderful story teller. Visitation Tuesday 3-5 & 7-9PM in the Common Room of St Paul the Apostle Rectory. Funeral Mass 10:00AM Wednesday St Paul the Apostle R.C. Church, 59th St & 9th Ave, NYC. Interment Mt. Paul Cemetery, Oak Ridge, N.J.

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[JR: Another search engine to the rescue.]

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* Posted on: Tue, Oct 7 2008 10:08 PM

 

 

MObit: Winka, Br. Andrew [MCfac]

From: “Mike McEneney”

Date: October 7, 2008 9:23:33 AM EDT

To: “Jasperfjohn Reinke”

Subject: Brother Andrew Winka, FSC

Dear John,

The NY Daily News on Friday Oct. 3, 2008 had an Obituary for Brother Andrew who was an Associate Professor of Chemistry at the College.

I have a copy if you need it.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

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[JR: Thanks, Mike. Good finding. Did NOT appear int he automated searches. Or even the NYDN’s own search engine. Much appreciated.]

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http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2008/10/03/

2008-10-03_fri_103_death_notices.html?page=1

http://tinyurl.com/42wu5g

WINKA-Andrew FSC, a De La Salle Christian Brother for 46 years & a member of the Christian Brothers Community at Manhattan College. Died on Tuesday evening, Sept. 30 at Montefiore Hospital, Bronx, NY, after a long illness. Brother Andrew was an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Manhattan College. Previously, Br. Andrew taught high school at St. Joseph Collegiate, Buffalo, NY; St. Michael’s H.S., Sante Fe, NM & Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft, NJ. He also taught in higher education at De La Salle University, Manila, the Philippines; Bethlehem University, Palestine; College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM & Lewis University, Romeoville, IL. Predeceased by his father, Joseph, Br. Andrew is survived by his mother, Mrs. Frances Winka, of Maywood, NJ & his sisters Susan Hundertmark of Newton, NJ, Mary Anne Gears of Redondo Beach, CA & their families. The Wake will be at Christian Brothers Center, 4415 Post Rd., Bronx, NY on Friday, 2-5 & 7-9 PM. Mass of the Resurrection will also be at the Christian Brothers Center on Sat., 10 AM. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven, Valhalla, NY.

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Winka, Br. Andrew [MCfac]

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* Posted on: Tue, Oct 7 2008 10:54 PM

 

 

JEmail: Delaney, Gerard M. (MC1975) relflects on obit for Brophy, John F. [MC1975]

From: “Gerard M. Delaney” (MC1975)

Date: October 6, 2008 12:54:04 AM EDT

To: John Reinke

Subject: +John Brophy

John,

Thanks for the notice. John was in most of my classes as an underclassman (Honors calc, physics for math/physics majors, etc, etc.) It’s always shocking to read of the death of someone you know, especially when they are your own age.

May the angels welcome him into paradise, and may perpetual light shine upon him. Amen.

Gerard

Gerard M. Delaney ’75

Go mbeannai Dia, a Maírha, a Padraig thu

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[JR: Yes, it certainly gets one’s attention and delviers a sense of one’s own mortality. I also have a problem when younger Jaspers ‘cut the line’ and exit before me. That’s just not right. Un-Jasper-like to leave ‘class’ early.]

Reference: Brophy, John F. [MC1975]

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* Posted on: Tue, Oct 7 2008 11:22 PM

 

 

JObit: O’Connor, Thomas J. [MC1968]

http://www.legacy.com/HartfordCourant/DeathNotices.asp?

Page=LifeStory&PersonId=118533788

http://tinyurl.com/4q5ume

Thomas J. O’Connor

O’CONNOR, Thomas J. Thomas J. O’Connor, 62, of Wethersfield, husband of Kathryn (Socha) O’Connor, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, October 5, 2008. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Frank and Mary (Murphy) O’Connor. He attended Manhattan College and received his MS degree from CCSU. During Tom’s 20 years of teaching at South Catholic and Wethersfield High Schools, he inspired, with his unique style, the youth of Wethersfield to achieve and excel academically as a teacher and athletically as a coach of cross country and track. Tom had a gift for teaching his students to think and write critically and many have credited him with being instrumental in their success at college. Tom was an avid runner, having run in over 50 marathons. His other passions included playing guitar, motorcycling and writing. Besides his wife, Tom is survived by two children; a son, Michael, of Asheville, NC and a daughter, Meg, of Wethersfield; five sisters, Eileen, Fran and Siobhan O’Connor, Dolores Oglia and Pat Huene as well as several nieces, nephews, aunts and cousins. A Memorial Funeral Service will be held Thursday October 9 at 1 p.m. at the D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Blvd, Wethersfield. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Plainville. There are no calling hours. For on line expressions of sympathy, please visit www.desopo.com

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From: Lawrence, Richard A. (MC1968)

Date: October 7, 2008 4:48:54 PM EDT

To: reinke, fjohn68

Subject: Re: [ManhattanCollegeAlumni] Jasper Obit: O’Connor, Thomas J. [MC????]

John,

Tom was class of 1968, a Phys Ed major IIRC.

Rich

[JR: Thanks, Rich. Much appreciated.]

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O’Connor, Thomas J. [MC1968]

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/3ps94w

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* Posted on: Tue, Oct 7 2008 11:27 PM

 

 

JFound: Fahey, John P. (MC1973)

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE FACEBOOK NEWS DESK

IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM …

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1486443404

Fahey, John P. (MC1973)

Buffalo, NY

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* Posted on: Wed, Oct 8 2008 8:18 PM

 

 

FACEBOOK: Buran, Bill (MC1999) asking for campaign contributions

REPORTING LIVE FROM FACEBOOK

Buran, Bill (MC1999) posted:

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The campaign has entered the final month before election night. With the economy as the number one issue we need to pounce.

Freedom is threatened from all sides, our political freedoms and our economic freedoms.

A clear message must be heard…a message that you do have a choice in this election. Vote for the status quo or demand real change.

The campaign is in the final weeks preparing our budget for direct mail and print media. Thank you to those that have given so much to a great cause. I appreciate your continued generosity. Now is also the time to donate for the first time and help ensure victory.

Go to www.BillBuran.com and donate online via credit/debit card it is that simple. Every dollar will allow us to send 2 letters…$250 will pay for phone banking and $500 allows us a half page newspaper ad.

In Liberty

Bill Buran

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[JR: Since I don’t like incumbents, and Bill isn’t one, I’m going to send him a little something. Be nice to have a Jasper we can nag about political stuff. Jaspers seem to be underrepresented in politics. Maybe we all prefer ‘honest work’?]

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* Posted on: Wed, Oct 8 2008 10:26 PM

 

 

MObit: Range, Genevieve (xMCstf) has an interesting story

http://blogs.laweekly.com/ladaily/queer-town/queer-town-the-life-and-spirit/

Queer Town: The Life and Spirit of Genevieve Florence Range

by Patrick Range McDonald

October 7, 2008 8:00 AM

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On Monday morning, a day after her oldest daughter celebrated her seventieth birthday, Genevieve Florence Range passed away at the age of 95 in New Jersey. She was my grandmother, friend, and one of the major influences in my life.

Grandma, as her eight grandkids called her, was everything you wanted in a grandmother. She was, among many other things, always loving, always smiling, and always supportive. When I came out of the closet several years ago, I was living in Los Angeles, far away from my family who live in Spring Lake, New Jersey. So my mother sat down Grandma to tell her the news. She was 88 at the time, and Mom was a little nervous about what she would think.

{Article Continues}

Gen eventually graduated from St. Augustine Grammar School and then made it through two years of high school. By junior year at Roosevelt High, her oldest brother, Bill, told her it was time to get a job. So she found work at Western Union in Manhattan. Gen later worked as a secretary at Mount Saint Vincent College and Manhattan College. Her last job was as an executive secretary at Columbia University, where she retired at the age of 65.

{Article Continues}

Genevieve Range was a fun gal from The Bronx, and she always said she lived a good life. I’ll miss her, but I also have enduring memories of my grandmother, and all of them, in bright Technicolor, make me smile or laugh out loud. It’s probably the best gift any grandma can give a grandchild. Thank you.

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Range, Genevieve (xMCstf)

[JR: One thing about being the collector-in-chief is I get to read about interesting people. Regardless of degree status, does Manhattan have an interesting impact on people OR does it attract those interesting people to it? I know this is tangentially reated to MC, but if I have to read it, so do you. I commend it for full read to get an understanding of the human condition. Tonight, I’ll say prayer for a secretary who spent some time at MC. I hope you will too. RIP Ms. Genevieve. Wish you had retired from MC!]

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* Posted on: Thu, Oct 9 2008 8:13 PM

 

 

MNews: MC Lacrosse plays for charity

http://www.dowling.edu/athletics/News-081005mlax.asp

WISHMAKER 2008 TO BE HELD SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19TH

Brookhaven, NY- The Dowling College Lacrosse team and Dowling College Athletics will play host to the 1st annual Wishmaker Fall Classic Tournament at Golden Lions Field on Sunday, October 19th.

Thanks to the participating schools of the tournament, Dowling College, Manhattan College, C.W. Post, and Sacred Heart University, all proceeds from the event will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The Division II Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) has a longstanding commitment to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, an organization that grants the heartfelt wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. The student-athlete group has raised almost $500,000 since the launch of its fundraising initiative for the charity, with the most recent efforts marking the largest amount raised by the group in any single academic year.

“We’re very excited about this event as this is a very important initiative to not only Dowling, but also Division II athletics as a whole.” said Men’s Lacrosse head coach and event organizer Tim Boyle. “We have a lot of great teams coming out this first year and we hope to gain even more momentum each following Fall Classic.”

50/50 raffles will be taking place as well as raffles for prizes donated by the various institutions and sponsors. In addition, a tailgating party will take place to the east of the main field all day. Come show your support and root on your favorite team for a good cause! See below for a list of the day’s events:

10:00am- Manhattan College vs. Dowling College

[JR: No idea where it is, but might be worth a drive by from the MC alums. The Future Jaspers might be surprised at some alumni support. I would be to.]

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* Posted on: Thu, Oct 9 2008 8:15 PM

 

 

MObit: Range, Genevieve F. D. [MCstf]

http://www.legacy.com/APP/Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonId=118566355

Genevieve Florence Dodd Range

(Asbury Park Press)

GENEVIEVE FLORENCE DODD RANGE

AGE: 95 SPRING LAKE HEIGHTS

Genevieve Florence Dodd Range, 95, of Spring Lake Heights, passed away Monday, Oct. 6, at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. Genevieve had been employed as the executive secretary to the dean of orthodontics at Columbia Presbyterian University Hospital, New York, for 10 years; she also had been the secretary to the publicity director of the College of Mount St. Vincent, New York City, and also was the assistant to the registrar at Manhattan College. Gen was a proud New Yorker for 65 years. She graduated with honors from St. Augustine Grammar School and attended Roosevelt High School in the Bronx. Gen was an inspirational and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was an avid swimmer and walker and could be seen walking around the lake in Spring Lake with her favorite pet, Lucy. She was known and loved by many of the town’s merchants. Gen was loved by her family, friends and by the friends of her children. She was an enthusiastic and rabid Yankee fan who cheered Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Phil Rizzuto and Derek Jeter. Gen loved the Sisters of Charity and was deeply grateful to them for her education and the education of her children and her grandchildren. Her love of life, people, music and nature was inspirational. Born in New York City, she had resided in Riverdale, the Bronx for 65 years and then in Asbury Park before moving to Spring Lake Heights in 1994. She was a devoted parishioner of St. Margaret’s Parish, Riverdale, for 40 years, and a life member of the Asbury Park Elks Lodge.

She was predeceased by her parents, William and Mary McGrail Dodd; her husband, Walter R. Range, in 1989; her siblings, William and Thomas Dodd, Anna Ford, Mary Rausch and Grace Mueller; and her son-in-law, John J. Byrne. Surviving are her devoted daughters, Adele Byrne of Brielle, and Arlene “Beanie” and Patrick McDonald of Spring Lake; eight beloved grandchildren, John, Beth, Peter, Matthew, Patrick, Wally, Marc and David; and 13 great-grandchildren, Seton, Caitlin, Grace, Quintin, Chloe, Genevieve, Thomas, Peter, James, Kathleen, Jackson, Julianna and Evie.

Relatives and friends are invited to call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at O’Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Route 35 at New Bedford Road, Wall. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Catharine’s Church, Spring Lake. Entombment will be in St. Catharine’s Cemetery, Sea Girt. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Peaceworks-Musameco, 701 Third Ave., Spring Lake, NJ 07762, or the College of Mount St. Vincent, Development Office, 6301 Riverdale Ave., Riverdale, NY 10471, in her memory.

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Range, Genevieve F. D. [MCstf]

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/4suq58

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* Posted on: Thu, Oct 9 2008 8:51 PM

 

 

JFound: Jasper “epic_amazing” (MC2008?)

Jasper “epic_amazing” (MC2008?) aka “Maybe Kaitlin”

http://epic-amazing.livejournal.com/29304.html

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This has the potential to be really cool: I might be going to the Dominican Republic in March! I’m on the board for L.O.V.E. (Lasallian Outreach Volunteer Experience), which is Manhattan College’s service trip program. At our last meeting, we decided to add two new trips, one to Galveston, TX during January and one to DR during spring break. I am unavailable during January (LONDON YAY, although if I wasn’t going to to London, I’d be in New Orleans, so I wasn’t going to Texas either way), so I said I’d be totally interested in DR. Also, I might be co-leading this trip. Jenn (our coordinator) said that since these trips are new, she’d prefer to have 2 leaders for each, and she’d prefer that the leaders this time around came from the board, since we are all trustworthy. Katie B. and DJ will probably lead the TX trip, but Emily, Dave, and I all said we want to do the DR, so who knows. Right now, nothing is confirmed, but I think I have a really good chance of getting to go if the trip does end up going ahead.

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My mom thinks it’s really funny that of all the places I could be going to for a service trip, it could be the Dominican Republic. You see, her brother, my Uncle John, has been there

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Uncle John went with this president and got to inspect the troops. Also this president declared it to be “John Geary Day.”( I have no idea which president of the Dominican Republic Uncle John was referring to, by the way). I’m not really sure how much of this is true. Uncle John is crazy in the usualy “my family is insane” sort of way.

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[JR: Narrowing in on the secret identity!]

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* Posted on: Fri, Oct 10 2008 9:01 PM

 

 

ENDNOTE: Catholic Church national hierarchy and bureaucracy has drunk the Kool-Aid

http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archives/023346.html

Payback

Posted by Christopher Manion at October 5, 2008 07:31 AM

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By the way, the notion of “government charity” – mandatory – is patently ideological on its face (as in “The Ministry of Truth,” or “Down is Up.”) Yet my own Catholic Church national hierarchy and bureaucracy has drunk the Kool-Aid, and so it celebrates higher taxes and greater socialism in the name of the “common good” – and gets billions of taxpayer money, seized from us at the point of a gun, for its “charities.”

Frankly, I don’t think things will go very well at the Last Judgment if the only thing we can say on our own behalf is that we rendered unto Caesar.

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[JR: Frankly, I agree!]

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* Posted on: Sat, Oct 11 2008 7:22 PM

 

 

Comment on JObit: O’Connor, Thomas J. [MC1968] by bobby rooney

mr. oconnor was a wonderful teacher, coach and advisor, who shaped an entire generation of young minds. many of his students went on to bright futures due to the guidance he had given them. he will be missed terribly. my love and support goes out to michael, and his entire family

* Posted on: Wed, Oct 8 2008 10:07 AM

“Bon courage a vous tous”

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