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JASPER JOTTINGS Week 46 – 2008 Nov 16

JASPER JOTTINGS Week 46 – 2008 Nov 16

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

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2008/jasperjottings2008WEEK46.html

INDEX

  1. POSITRACTION: Who’s your angel?
  2. JObit: Skea, Walter H. [MC????]
  3. JUpdate: Karakis, John (MC1980)
  4. JUpdate: Delaney, Daniel J. (MC1982)
  5. JFound: Leiss, Jennifer (MC1997)
  6. MFound: Quadrangle story gets another “leg”
  7. JObit: Zarrella, Dominic [MC1948]
  8. JObit: McCartney, John Sr. [MC1965]
  9. MFound: Replica of St. John Baptist de La Salle in Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY.
  10. JBlogger: ?Jasper? Kate / Sue (MayBeMCYYYY) posts a sappy but good testimony about marriage
  11. JFound: Metzler, Meredith [?MC????]
  12. JHQ: Manhattan College Engineering Students Win Scholarships From Prestigious Industry Group
  13. JFound: Zelnik, Geoffrey (MC1998) joined real estate company Prudential Rand Commercial Services
  14. JObit: Miller, Robert [MC1968]
  15. JEmail: Lindgren, Tom (MC1978) reports in on Funeral for Terry McNamara [MC1959]
  16. Joy: Finch, Bernadette Kelly (MC1995) brings her beautiful baby boy James home!
  17. JObit: Runge, Phillip Miles [MC1962]
  18. MFound: Let’s hope this isn’t “our” MC
  19. JObit: Gelormino, Alfonso Gerald [MC1953]
  20. JEmail: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) reports obit for Murray, Frank E. [MC1948]
  21. Comment on CARTOON: Barack’s New book by Jerry Breen (MC1970) by Mark
  22. Comment on JObit: Skea, Walter H. [MC????] by Bob Skea
  23. Comment on MFound: Praise for MC by Najee Jeremiah
  24. Comment on MFound: Praise for MC by Najee Jeremiah
  25. Comment on JObit: Skea, Walter H. [MC????] by Beth (Skea) Sarre, daughter
  26. ENDNOTE: CINO politicians

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POSITRACTION: Who’s your angel?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/
australiaandthepacific/australia/3278436/
Qantas-jet-flew-blind-across-Pacific.html

http://tinyurl.com/6cwr6a

Qantas jet ‘flew blind’ across Pacific

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A Qantas airliner had to follow an Air New Zealand jet across the Pacific after its weather radar broke down leaving it ‘flying blind’.

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[JR: Always nice to have a “close friend” to be the Guardian Angel in our journey. Who’s yours?]

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* Posted on: Sun, Nov 9 2008 11:37 AM

JObit: Skea, Walter H. [MC????]

http://www.legacy.com/APP/Obituaries.asp?
Page=LifeStory&PersonId=119896266

http://tinyurl.com/5qa9rm

Walter H. Skea
(Asbury Park Press)

WALTER H. SKEA
AGE: 80 FORMERLY OF JERSEY CITY AND TINTON FALLS

Walter H. Skea, 80, died peacefully at his home in Clearwater, Fla. on Thursday, Nov. 6. Walter was born in the Bronx, N.Y. on March 11, 1928 to the late Walter H. Skea, Sr. and Mary Dowling Skea. He attended St. Nicholas Tolentine School, Cardinal Hayes High School and Manhattan College. In June 1946, he entered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, serving overseas as a Specialist 5th Grade Topographical Surveyor during the Korean Occupation from 1946-47, when he was honorably discharged. In 1954, Walter moved to Jersey City where he was very involved in Saint Aloysius Parish as a lector, was president of the Holy Name Society and active in the Knights of Columbus. Walter’s career as an estimating engineer spanned 43 years and concluded in 1993, when he retired from Crow Construction of NYC as their VP and manager of its estimating department. In 1990, he moved to Tinton Falls and then retired with his wife in 2000 to Dunedin and later Clearwater, Fla. Walt was a fun-loving, kind spirited, good man who measured his success in life based upon the successes of those whom he most loved–his family. We will all miss him.

Surviving are his wife of 18 years, Lillian “Lee” McCloud Skea, of Clearwater, Fla.; sons, Michael S. and wife, Maureen Comer Skea of Wall, Robert A. and wife, Lori McCarthy Skea of Basking Ridge and Martin A. and partner, Christopher Mondini of San Francisco; daughters Patricia M. and partner, Paolo Mazzarini of Rome, Italy, Maureen A. and partner, Joseph Satiro of Hoboken and Beth Mary and husband, Greg Sarre of Shark River Hills; stepsons Robert Pirie and wife, Nadine of Red Bank and James Pirie and wife, Sandra of Jacksonville, Fla.; stepdaughters Corinne Paramor of Palm Harbor, Fla. and Carolyn and husband, James Harbour, of Las Vegas. His grandchildren include Moira Elisabeth, Ryan Michael, Matthew Martin, Conor Patrick, Evan Michael, Kelly Marie and Daniel Robert Skea; Andrew Michael and Emily Claire Sarre, Eve, Robert, Elena, Chantal, Camilo and Natalie Pirie; Jillian and Juliet Paramor; and Cassandra and James Harbour.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Fair View Cemetery, Middletown. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the fine, caring professionals at The Hospice of the Florida Sun Coast, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760, http://www.thehospice.org. Letters of condolence may be e-mailed to Condolences@pflegerfuneralhome.com.

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Skea, Walter H. [MC????]
Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/5j4znu

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* Posted on: Sun, Nov 9 2008 12:37 AM

JObit: O’Gara, Br. Andrew [MC1967]

http://www.legacy.com/APP/Obituaries.asp?
Page=LifeStory&PersonId=120007223

http://tinyurl.com/5da7tj

Andrew O’Gara
(Asbury Park Press)

BROTHER ANDREW O’GARA, FSC
AGE: 80 LINCROFT

Brother Andrew O’Gara, FSC, 80, of Lincroft died Saturday, Nov. 8, in the community residence at Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft. Brother Andrew had become the first President of Christian Brothers Academy in 1991, a position he held until his death. Prior to that appointment, Brother Andrew had been principal of CBA since 1979. A native of the Bronx, John O’Gara left home to study at the Christian Brothers junior novitiate in Barrytown, New York. In 1946, he received the habit of the Brothers of the Christian Schools and the religious name Brother Andrew of Mary. After studies at Catholic University and Manhattan College, Brother Andrew served as teacher and administrator at La Salle Academy, N.Y.C. and Lincoln Hall, Lincolndale, N.Y. In 1966, he was appointed principal of St. Raymond Boys High School in the Parkchester section of the Bronx, a post he held for 13 years prior to his assignment at CBA where
he spent the last three decades of his career.

The son of the late Conal and Catherine O’Gara, Brother Andrew was preceded in death by a sister, Sr. Mary Theresa O’Gara, SMR. He is survived by his brother, James and his wife, Barbara O’Gara and his sister, Catherine and her husband, John Callahan. Eight nieces and nephews, 10 grand nieces and nephews also survive, as do legions of admiring alumni from the schools where he served.

Brother Andrew’s viewing will be at Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft, from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Brother Andrew at 10 a.m. Thursday in the McKay Gymnasium at Christian Brothers. Interment will follow at St. Gabriel’s Cemetery, Marlboro. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Brother Andrew Scholarship Fund at CBA. Higgins Memorial Home, Freehold, is in charge of arrangements.

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From: Kilroy, Jim (MC1968)
Date: November 10, 2008 10:51:18 AM EST
To: “John Reinke”
Subject: Bro. Andrew FSC

Hi John ..in case you did not see this ….please see attached ..had the pleasure of knowing Brother Andrew … he was a wonderful gentleman …he is well known to many Jaspers because of his affiliation with both St Raymond’s and CBA …regards..Jim

[JR: Thanks, Jim. Got him. fjohn68]

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Dear John,

I believe that Brother is a member of the Class of 1967.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

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O’Gara, Br. Andrew [MC1967]

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/5rgu5x

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* Posted on: Mon, Nov 10 2008 7:30 AM
* Updated: Tue, Nov 11 2008 10:34 AM

JUpdate: Karakis, John (MC1980)

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE LINKEDIN NEWS DESK
IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM …

Karakis, John (MC1980)
Manager, Hardware Development at DRS-DIS
Greater New York City Area
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/1/a07/324

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* Posted on: Mon, Nov 10 2008 9:11 AM

JUpdate: Delaney, Daniel J. (MC1982)

Delaney, Daniel J. (MC1982)
Configuration Manager
KPMG

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* Posted on: Mon, Nov 10 2008 11:13 PM

JFound: Leiss, Jennifer (MC1997)

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE FACEBOOK NEWS DESK
IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM …

Leiss, Jennifer (MC1997)
Networks: Pittsburgh, PA
Sex: Female
Birthday: June 6
Hometown: Garfield, NJ
Relationship Status: Married
Grad School:
* University of Pittsburgh ‘01
* ms, comp inf sci
College:
* Manhattan College ‘97
* chemistry

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* Posted on: Mon, Nov 10 2008 11:20 PM

MFound: Quadrangle story gets another “leg”

http://collegemediamatters.com/2008/11/11/abstinence-sells/

Abstinence Sells
November 11, 2008 by Dan Reimold

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A chaste scoop has prompted major buzz around The Quadrangle student newspaper at Manhattan College. According to The New York Times, a recent front-page piece outlining the school president’s support for a student abstinence organization received three times the normal traffic on the paper’s Web site and briefly became the talk of the campus.

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[JR: Amazing that it was picked up. I’d say it is not that “abstinence sells”, but that folks are looking for reassurances that traditional values help steer a “safe course”. Morality aside, for those who don’t believe in such “tribal stories”, the “abstinence ethic” prevents one from catching some very bad STDs. And, some of those bugs will kill you. Never mind all those “self worth” issues that girls, and boys, face from immoral behavior. Some might say my “wizdumb” is from not being able to find that “free love” of the Sixties. I’m sure if I was supposed to find it my Mom, and later my Wife, would have directed me to it. Abstinence is part of finding your soul mate,imho. Thirty Eight Wedded years later, I see this whole issue a lot differently. Time for folks to stand up for what’s “right”. I’ll stop now. Any more and I’ll have to move it to be an “editorial” endnote.]

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* Tue, Nov 11 2008 10:06 AM

JObit: Zarrella, Dominic [MC1948]

http://www.silive.com/obituaries/advance/index.ssf?/
base/news/122641650893420.xml&coll=1

DOMINIC ZARRELLA, 86
11/10/2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Staten Island Advance

STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE — Dominic Zarrella, 86, of Marlboro, N.J., a retired engineer and former Staten Island resident, died yesterday at home.
Born in Manhattan, Mr. Zarrella lived in West Brighton and later in Dongan Hills for 40 years before moving to Marlboro 21 years ago.

A graduate of Port Richmond High School, Mr. Zarrella earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering at Manhattan College, the Bronx.

He worked a civil engineer for many years for Muesler-Rutledge, Manhattan. He retired in 1989.

Mr. Zarrella enjoyed traveling and had spent time in Australia, New Zealand and Saudi Arabia. He liked dining out and working as an engineer.

Mr. Zarrella served in the Army during World War II, stationed in the Philippines.
He was a parishioner of St. Gabriel’s Historic Church in Marlboro and a former parishioner of St. Ann’s R.C. Church, Dongan Hills.

His wife, Sara, died in 1995.

He is survived by a brother, Vincent, and a sister, Conchetta Maccarone.
The funeral will be Thursday from Holmdel (N.J.) Funeral Home, with a mass at 10 a.m. in St. Gabriel’s Historic Church. Burial will follow in St. Gabriel’s Mausoleum, Marlboro.

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Dear John,

I beleive that Dominic is a member of the class of 1948.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

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Zarrella, Dominic [MC1948]
Guestbook: None cited

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* Posted on: Tue, Nov 11 2008 10:36 AM
* Updated: Sun, Nov 16 2008 3:56 AM

JObit: McCartney, John Sr. [MC1965]

http://www.hometownglenburnie.com/news/mdgazette
/2008/11/08-10/Obituaries.html

Obituaries
Published 11/08/08

{Extraneous Deleted}

John McCartney Sr.

John Robert “Jack” McCartney, Sr., 69, a Millersville resident for the past 41 years, died Oct. 31 of heart failure in University of Maryland Medical Center.

He was born Sept. 5, 1939, Bronx, N.Y. He attended Manhattan College to receive the bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. Mr. McCartney served his country in the Air Force with the rank of E4, grade airman first class.

From 1967-1990 he was a logistical engineer at Westinghouse, and later Northrop Grumman. He was a parishioner of St. Bernadette’s in Severn.

He enjoyed sports, an avid fan of the New York Yankees and Giants. He enjoyed reading, military history, air shows, camping and he was a coach for many of his children’s sports teams.

He is preceded in death by one brother, Arthur McCartney of Vienna, Va.

He is survived by his wife, Grace Loretta McCartney whom he married Feb. 3, 1968; four sons, John Robert McCartney, Jr. of Pasadena, Kevin Patrick McCartney of Baltimore, Brian Daniel McCartney of Millersville, Robert Ryan McCartney of Millersville; one daughter, Shannon Elizabeth McCartney of Glen Burnie; one brother, Patrick McCartney of Denver, N.C.; one sister May Ellen Jackowski of Chestertown, N.Y.

Funeral services were held Wed., Nov. 5, at Gonce Funeral Services, P.A., 4001 Ritchie Highway, Baltimore MD 21225.

Interment is in Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Crownsville.

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Dear FJReinke:

I checked my 1965 Year Book, and John R. McCartney is listed as having recieved a B.E.E.

AND he was from the Bronx.

So, God rest him, he was probably Class of 1965.

yours,
John
MC 1965

John Peter Rooney
Life Senior Member IEEE

[JR: Thanks, JPR65. Much appreciated. ]

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McCartney, John Sr. [MC1965]
Guestbook: None cited

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* Tue, Nov 11 2008 1:37 PM

MFound: Replica of St. John Baptist de La Salle in Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY.

http://ipohtown.blogspot.com/2008/11/colossus-of-st-michaels-institution.html

A same replica of St. John Baptist de La Salle in Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY.

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* Posted on: Tue, Nov 11 2008 5:02 PM

JBlogger: ?Jasper? Kate / Sue (MayBeMCYYYY) posts a sappy but good testimony about marriage

http://katekosior.blogspot.com/2008/11/why-i-love-my-husband.html

Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Why I Love My Husband

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I woke up this morning and rolled out of bed—I couldn’t sleep. I gazed on that sleeping man next to me, and I started feeling all mushy and sentimental like. And I started mentally ticking off all the things about him that I love. So I thought I’d post it here, just so I could show my love for him. He deserves it for putting up with me.
Yeah, I’m feelin’ all mushy and sentimental today. It’s a nice feeling.

1. I love that when he is in bed and it’s too hot for him under the covers but he knows that I like to snuggle up to him and get nice and toasty warm that he just barely sneaks out of the blankets so that his back is exposed and keeps him nice and cool, while I still get to snuggle into him and keep nice and warm.

{Extraneous Deleted}

86. I love that when I mentioned to him today that I was going to make up this list, he said, “It’s about time you posted something about me” and then he gets pissed off when I do post something about him. That just cracks me up double.

Well, ok, I could go on and on, and maybe I’ll do some more later :-) But basically, marriage is made up of all the little things that add up to more and more years with Mr. Right. And all these little things and more add up to almost ten years now. Hard to believe, but I can hardly wait to see where the next ten take us.

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Posted by Kate/Susan at 6:00 AM

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[JR: I’ve been tracking this one as a “possible” Jasper. Watching for confirmation. This post was sappy. But, I thought it captured something I’ve seen in countless Jasper Obits … “Marital Fidelity”. Passing it along FWIW.]

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* Posted on: Tue, Nov 11 2008 6:37 PM

JFound: Metzler, Meredith [?MC????]

http://cheerfulstoic.livejournal.com/173509.html

Meredith (cheerfulstoic) wrote, @ 2008-11-10 18:45:00
Me, Myself and I

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… … We Metzlers are intelligent, wonderful, attractive people. The others include a graduate of Manhattan College … …

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[JR: I gave it my usual quick look and I couldn’t find the Jasper. Too bad the blogger didn’t leave links behind. All us “pros” do. So you can repeat the findign without having to do a lot of work.]

Metzler, Meredith [?MC????]

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* Posted on: Tue, Nov 11 2008 10:18 PM

JHQ: Manhattan College Engineering Students Win Scholarships From Prestigious Industry Group

http://www.manhattan.edu/news/news_releases/111008_1.shtml

November 10, 2008

Manhattan College Engineering Students Win Scholarships From Prestigious Industry Group

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – Manhattan College electrical engineering students Margery Hines ’09 and Robert Stigliano ’09 have been awarded scholarships from the Association of Old Crows (AOC), a nonprofit professional group that promotes careers in the defense industry.

Hines, from Staten Island, N.Y., and Stigliano, from Mineola, N.Y., were each awarded $3,000 toward tuition for the spring 2009 semester. This marks the 19th consecutive year that a Manhattan engineering student has won scholarships in this academic competition, which is open to all computer and electrical engineering students who are residents of New York City, Westchester, Nassau or Suffolk Counties. Only three scholarships were awarded in 2008.

A banquet to honor the winners will be held on Friday, Nov. 14 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, N.Y. Dating back to 1989, Manhattan engineering students have won more than $40,000 in scholarships from AOC in competition with some of the finest engineering schools in the metro area.

AOC is an international organization with more than 14,000 members and more than 100 corporate participants who are focused on the science and practice of electronic warfare and related disciplines.

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* Posted on: Wed, Nov 12 2008 2:24 PM

JFound: Zelnik, Geoffrey (MC1998) joined real estate company Prudential Rand Commercial Services

http://riverdalepress.com/full.php?sid=6609

Geoffrey Zelnik joins Prudential

Riverdale resident Geoffrey Zelnik recently joined real estate company Prudential Rand Commercial Services as an associate broker.

“Geoffrey is a rare find,” said Paul Adler, senior managing director of the firm. “He is a competent, experienced commercial agent who knows his territory inside and out. He has great resources, a vast understanding of the market and is a professional advocate committed to customer satisfaction. We are excited to have him on our commercial team.”

Mr. Zelnik has 20 years of experience as a landlord’s agent and property manager and
has been a licensed New York Real Estate Salesperson for eight years. Prior to joining Prudential Rand, Mr. Zelnik was an associate broker with Murray Hill Properties, one of Manhattan’s top commercial brokerages. He has also worked at other top-rated firms in New York City, including William B. May Commercial Real Estate and Garrik-Aug Associates.

A member of the National Association of Realtors, New York State Association of
Realtors, Westchester Putnam Multiple Listing Service and Westchester County Board of Realtors, Mr. Zelnik graduated from The School of Communications at American University with a journalism degree, and from Manhattan College with a master’s degree in business administration in marketing.

He currently serves as a marketing consultant with the Metropolitan Council on Jewish poverty in Manhattan and a Google Search Engine Marketing Specialist.

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Zelnik, Geoffrey (MC1998)

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* Wed, Nov 12 2008 11:03 PM

JObit: Miller, Robert [MC1968]

http://www.legacy.com/News-JournalOnline/Obituaries.asp
?Page=LifeStory&PersonId=120092681

Robert Miller

Bob Miller, 62, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, November 10, 2008, after a long battle with Lymphoma. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, November 14 at 10 a.m. at Church of the Epiphany, Port Orange. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery, Port Orange. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, November 13 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Shannon Maloney Funeral Home, 4084 Halifax Drive, Port Orange. Bob was born in New York City on June 19, 1946 to the late Robert Ned and Elizabeth Flood Miller. He spent his early years in New York City and then graduated from Manhattan College with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering. In 1968, he married his one true love, Mary Ann and moved to Connecticut, where they raised three children. He retired after 33 years at Pratt and Whitney in East Hartford, and in 2001 moved to Port Orange, Florida. He was a master of all skills who spent much time helping others. He appreciated good humor, logical reasoning, music, the beauty of nature and a good cup of coffee. He is survived by his adoring wife of 40 years, Mary Ann; and their 3 children, his son, Jeffrey Miller (Nina), and his daughters, Stacey Melanson (Ken), and Christine Nelson (Luke). He also leaves behind his sister, Beth Mahon (Robert); his mother-in-law, Mary Turkovitz; and five grandchildren, Serena and Gavin Miller, Cassidy and Spencer Melanson, and Brooke Nelson. He will be missed by many other close friends and extended family members. Flowers are welcome, as are memorial donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Shannon Maloney Funeral Home, 4084 Halifax Dr., Port Orange. Tele.760-9660.

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Dear John,

I believe that Robert is a member of the Class of 1968.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

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F. John,

Bob Miller was also one of our classmates, 1968, Mechanical Engineering.

Rich

[JR: Thanks, Rich. Much appreciated. ]

[Lawrence, Richard A. (MC1968)]

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Miller, Robert [MC1968]

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/5zfp3h

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* Posted: Thu, Nov 13 2008 6:46 AM
* Updated: Sun, Nov 16 2008 3:56 AM

JEmail: Lindgren, Tom (MC1978) reports in on Funeral for Terry McNamara [MC1959]

From: Lindgren, Tom (MC1978)
Date: November 13, 2008 11:38:57 AM EST
To: “Jasper FJohn68″
Subject: Terry McNamara

I never saw the Obit but wanted to report that I attended the Funeral for Terry McNamara ’59 Business @ Sacred Heart Church in Pinehurst, North Carolina. His brother Jack graduated from Manhattan in 1961.

There was a large contingent of Jaspers all of whom had belonged to Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity of which my dad was a member.

His son in his Eulogy spoke of how his lifelong friends from Manhattan College were like members of his own family.

He is survived by his Wife Dorinda, sons Terry and David and 6 beautiful grandchildren.

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[JR: Sorry but I never saw an obit. We need human reporters.Backtracking I did find this.]

http://www.legacy.com/News-Record/Obituaries.asp?
Page=LifeStory&PersonId=119859037

Terence Joseph McNamara

PINEHURST — Mr. Terence Joseph McNamara, 73, passed away Wednesday November 5, 2008.

A funeral Mass will be held 11 a.m. Monday, November 10, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Right of committal will be at a later date.

Arrangements by Boles Funeral Home.

Published in the News Record on 11/8/2008

[JR: Not much there for me to find “automgically”. Sigh!]

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* Posted on: Thu, Nov 13 2008 2:00 PM

Joy: Finch, Bernadette Kelly (MC1995) brings her beautiful baby boy James home!

FLASH: Finch, Bernadette Kelly (MC1995) brings her beautiful baby boy James home!

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2008 07:00 PM, EST

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Well day 2 and all is well, he has been behaving well at night, but some sleep adjustment is required.

We took him to the pediatrician today for his first look over; he is 7lbs 4 ozs and if born today would be in the normal weight range. He is also 49.5 cms long or 19.5 inches, so all in all a good first doctor’s trip.

I couldn’t help myself and have added photos we have taken over the past few days, both leaving the hospital but also some of our wonderful James, so you get to see Fran and Erin etc. who we rave about so much (see the photo link below).

It was hard to say good bye as they have been our constant friends and guides during the past 16 weeks. I have already put myself down to go back to the NICU Dad’s nights next spring once James is ok, if anything I learned that I can pass on and help anyone else who go through the same ordeal or sad to say worse, I will gladly do so.

We must also thank you as well for the constant friends you have all been as well to us during this journey. Your kind words of encouragement and gifts we dearly dearly appreciate.

Father Chris: your parish ladies’ fine knitting is proudly used by James nightly (see the
photos link below )

Thank you all, so very much and we will update the blog as we said as time goes on.

Ok back to the feeding……

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[JR: Prayers answered. James is home and, reportedly, all is right with the world. Great joy in Jasper-land!]

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* Posted on: Thu, Nov 13 2008 8:21 PM

JObit: Runge, Phillip Miles [MC1962]

http://www.legacy.com/SunSentinel/Obituaries.asp?
Page=LifeStory&PersonId=120171758

Phillip Miles Runge

Runge, Phillip Miles, born March 8, 1940 in Bronx, NY died this week. A graduate of Manhattan College, Phil married Molly Martin in 1964. They lived in Bethel, CT where he volunteered at the Stony Hill Fire Department. They moved to South Florida in 1982, where Phil and Molly served the Archdiocese of Miami as lay ministers. A man of family, faith and service, he is survived by his children, John, Laura, Robert and Brian and their spouses; his two grandchildren; and his sister. Services will be held at St. Anthony’s Church in Ft. Lauderdale on November 15th at 12:30 PM. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Arthritis Foundation (954-616-1233).

Published in the Sun-Sentinel on 11/14/2008

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Dear John,

I believe that Phil is a member of the Class of 1962.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

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F. John,

My MC Alumni Directory lists him as class of 1962, BBA.

Rich

Lawrence, Richard A. (MC1968)

[JR: Thanks, Rich. Much appreciated. ]

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Runge, Phillip Miles [MC1962]

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/6bzsh3

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* Posted on: Fri, Nov 14 2008 7:50 AM
* Updated: Sun, Nov 16 2008 3:56 AM

MFound: Let’s hope this isn’t “our” MC

http://twitter.com/frushka/statuses/1004611024

On the plane I had to sit next to this awful guy from Manhattan College and it was really unpleasant and then he tried to get my number..
about 14 hours ago from web

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* Posted on: Fri, Nov 14 2008 8:09 AM

JObit: Gelormino, Alfonso Gerald [MC1953]

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/
Alfonso-Gerald-Gelormino-Irvington-NY-2008/84537205

Alfonso Gerald Gelormino
d. 2008

Alfonso passed away on Wednesday, November 12, 2008.

He is survived by his wife Carole.

Alfonso was last known to be living in Irvington, New York.

He graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School, Manhattan College and received his masters from Fordham University.

Mass of the Resurrection 10AM Monday Immaculate Conception Church, Irvington. Visiting 7-9 PM Saturday and 2-4 and 7-9 PM Sunday Edwards-Dowdle Funeral Home.

Memorials to the Irvington Public Library to purchase History books for the community would be appreciated.

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Dear John,

I believe that Al was a member of that great Class of 1953.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

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F. John,

My MC Alumni Directory lists him as class of 1953.

Rich

Lawrence, Richard A. (MC1968)

[JR: Thanks, Rich. Much appreciated. ]

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Gelormino, Alfonso Gerald [MC1953]

Guestbook: http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Alfonso-Gelormino/84537205

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* Posted on: Fri, Nov 14 2008 9:57 AM
* Updated: Sun, Nov 16 2008 3:56 AM

JEmail: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) reports obit for Murray, Frank E. [MC1948]

From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: November 14, 2008 10:28:33 PM EST
To: “Jasperfjohn Reinke”
Subject: Frances E. Murray, Esq ‘43

Dear John,

Today’s NY Times (Nov. 14) has an Obituary for Frank Murray’43. It reads:

Murray, Frank E. 86 of Edison NJ formerly of Manhattan and the Bronx, NY, on November 12, 2008. He was an Appellate Officer with the IRS in NYC for 45 years, retiring in 1991, and a Army-Air Corp Veteran of WWII. Husband of Betty (MacEwen), father of Angela and the late Richard Murray, brother of Margaret Paris. Services will be held on Monday, November 17, 2008 at 8:45 AM from the Costello-Runyon Funeral Home, 568 Middlesex Ave. (Rt. 27) Metuchen NJ (www.costello-runyan.com) followed by a 9:30am Funeral Liturgy at St. Matthew’s R.C. Church, Edison, NJ. Visitation is Sunday 2-4 and 7-9.

Frank was at the Law School when I was there and was the consummate gentleman at all times. A great Jasper!

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. This demonstrates the failure of “automagic” scanning.]

Murray, Frank E. [MC1948]

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* Posted on: Sat, Nov 15 2008 9:17 AM

Comment on CARTOON: Barack’s New book by Jerry Breen (MC1970) by Mark

You my friend are an idiot! First of all it’s “Dreams From my father”, and second that passage is nowhere to be found in the first chapter. Get your **** straight before you say anything, you ****** loser!

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* Posted on: Sun, Nov 9 2008 1:52 AM

[JR: Editorial note. This was NOT a drive by comment. He left an email address. I thanked him for his comment and tried to point out how he had missed several of the salient points. He seem to feel that I was “empowering” him as opposed to trying to set the record straight. Interesting that he couldn’t compose a single sentence without profanity. Obviously not a Jasper. Sigh, so people with no sense of humor or understanding are out there to be prayed for.]

Comment on JObit: Skea, Walter H. [MC????] by Bob Skea

Thank you

Bob Skea, son of Walter

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* Posted on: Mon, Nov 10 2008 7:21 AM

Comment on MFound: Praise for MC by Najee Jeremiah

Wow,…

I’m surprised you found that.

More people should use Twitter..

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* Posted on: Mon, Nov 10 2008 9:58 PM

Comment on MFound: Praise for MC by Najee Jeremiah

@reply to me on Twitter,

nobody else does..lol

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* Posted on: Mon, Nov 10 2008 9:59 PM

[JR: Replied as requested. Nothing of interest discussed. Twitters have short attention spans as well as short messages.]

Comment on JObit: Skea, Walter H. [MC????] by Beth (Skea) Sarre, daughter

Walter will be sadly missed. Thank you for remembering him.

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* Posted on: Fri, Nov 14 2008 2:29 PM

ENDNOTE: CINO politicians

http://www.lifenews.com/state3635.html

Joe Biden’s Catholic Bishop Won’t Deny Communion Over Pro-Abortion Views
by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
November 11, 2008

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Dover, DE (LifeNews.com) — The Catholic bishop that oversees the diocese where Joe Biden worships says he will not deny the incoming vice president communion over his pro-abortion views. Bishop W. Francis Malooly’s decision stands in contrast to one made by Bishop Joseph F. Martino, of Biden’s hometown Scranton, Pennsylvania.

*** end quote ***

Another “Prince of the Church” AWOL on Leadership!?!

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* Posted on: Sat, Nov 15 2008 8:37 PM

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“Bon courage a vous tous”

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