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JASPER JOTTINGS Week 06 – 2010 JAN 06

JASPER JOTTINGS Week 06 – 2010 JAN 06

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

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2011/jj2011W06.html

 

INDEX

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Jan 30, 2011

POSITRACTION: A Gift of College Tuition

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/education/6TH-GRADE_CLASS_IS_OFFERED_A_GIFT_OF_COLLEGE_TUITION.html#ixzz1Ay9QAy9z

Posted on Sat, Jun. 20, 1987
6th-Grade Class Is Offered A Gift of College Tuition
By Dale Mezzacappa INQUIRER STAFF WRITER

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The 112 sixth-grade students and their families sitting in the sweltering auditorium had never before seen the blond woman at the podium. Yet she was promising to change their lives.

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“That means,” Weiss repeated, her voice quivering with excitement, “if each and every youngster on this stage graduates from high school with a diploma and is accepted at college or a technical-training school, we’ll pay all costs of tuition. “

“Everything,” she affirmed.

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[JR: I’d assume that they’ve deposited the requisite amount in a trust. 112 * 60k * 4 ≈ 2½ M$. That’s a tremendous gift. Stunning. Wish I could afford to do something like that. But, most of us didn’t do as well with the talents we were given. Remember the talents in that old book? And, the widow’s mite. Humbling? I am.]

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Jan 30, 2011

JOY: DeVito, Stephen Roy [MC2003] gets engaged

http://www.hudsonhubtimes.com/news/article/4971608

Allison Anne Maimona – Stephen Roy DeVito

Andy and Cheryl Maimona of Hudson announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Anne Maimona, to Stephen Roy DeVito, the son of Richard and Judy DeVito of Columbia, Md.

The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Hudson High School, 2003 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, and 2006 graduate of Fordham Law School. She is a captain in the Air Force, currently serving as the deputy staff judge advocate at Rome Laboratory, N.Y.

Her fiance is a 2003 graduate of Manhattan College. He is a reserve captain in the Air Force and plans to attend medical school.

The couple will wed in May in Chagrin Falls.

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DeVito, Stephen Roy [MC2003]

[JR: Wow, she sounds like a catch. And, he’d going to be a doc. Sounds like a high power couple. Mozel Tov! Anyone have pics?]

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Jan 30, 2011

MFOUND: Obituaries in my dad’s Manhattan College yearly magazine

http://www.reddit.com/r/news/comments/fb4yl/jon_stewart_named_to_911_memorial_and_museum/c1enumu

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Chris1218218

Between seeing the obituaries in my dad’s Manhattan College yearly magazine thing and going to one of his good friend’s funeral, I thought I was done shedding tears over 9/11.

Damn you, Stewart. When I watch you, I feel like I’m just having a discussion with one of my buddies. So when you start to tear up, I start to tear up.

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[JR: Donna Nobis Pacem.]

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Jan 30, 2011

JEMAIL: Carey, Thomas J. [MC1948 RIP] ided by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

Re: JOBIT: Carey, Thomas J. [MC???? RIP]

Dear John,

I believe that Tom is a member of the Class of 1948.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Carey, Thomas J. [MC1948 RIP]

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Jan 30, 2011

JEMAIL: Burke, Andrew J. [MC1983] ided by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

http://www.streetinsider.com/Press+Releases/Drew+Burke+Named+as+CFO+of+Bunge+Limited/6241101.html

Drew Burke Named as CFO of Bunge Limited

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Dear John,

I believe that Andrew received his Masters in 1983.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Burke, Andrew J. [MC1983]

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Jan 30, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Mescall, William [MC1974] National Sales Mgr at United Pharma

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/william-mescall/20/50b/1a1

Mescall, William [MC1974]
National Sales Manager at United Pharma
Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida Area
Pharmaceuticals

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Jan 30, 2011

JEMAIL: Toner, Mike (MC1972) remembers Birch Cottage

Dear FJohn,

Would you please pass my e-mail info along to Rev. Paul Peck. I remember good times at Birch Cottage – I lived in Ives and then St. Joseph’s Halls my final two years at MC. We kept in touch for some time after MC but then lost touch. I would very much like to be back in touch.

Thanks.

mike toner
BEE ’72
Buffalo, NY

[JR: Done, of course.]

Toner, Mike (MC1972)

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Jan 31, 2011

JVIDEO: Buzzer beater is online

http://www.sportsgrid.com/ncaa-basketball/manhattan-college-half-court-shot-video/

The Half-Court, Game-Winning Buzzer Beater No One Saw
Manhattan College
Manhattan College Buzzer Beater
Marist College
by Dan Fogarty | 4:28 pm, January 30th, 2011

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Today is rapidly becoming an extremely exciting day of basketball. You had St. John’s upsetting the third-ranked Duke Blue Devils, the Heat beating the Thunder in one of the most well-played games of the season, and the Celtics and Lakers are currently battling in the Staples Center, which is always great. So it’s no surprise that tiny Manhattan College’s win over Marist got lost in the mix.

Even though the win came on a half-court buzzer beater. Watch video of the most exciting (and improbable) way a game of hoops can end:

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[JR: I saw it in one of the game breaks and I still don’t believe it.]

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Jan 31, 2011

JEMAIL: Jablon, Ken (MC1962) remembers rain on RFK’s MC day

Thanks for coming up with a copy of RFK’s speech. I graduated in 1962 but I have to admit, I don’t remember any of the speech (of course it was almost 49 years ago. I do remember that I thought it was a big deal that the Attorney General of the US (and the President’s brother) was giving the address. It was pouring rain that day, so the commencement was indoors. But there was not enough room in one building for all of the graduates and I was not in the building that RFK delivered the address but heard it on speakers. In reviewing the speech, it was not a great presentation. It wondered around without any central theme. But I have to give him credit (or his staff) for reading the history of the college and referring to a number of incidents . The 159 page document that he alluded to was history of the college that was published in 1953 which was the 100 anniversary of its founding. I received a copy as an incoming freshmen but I certainly did not read the whole thing.

Ken Jablon ’62 BBA

[JR: Hey, you’re welcome. But the that’s have to go to some unknown Federal employee who scanned it and put it online. I think I see a Big Gooferment Socialist theme, but maybe my tin foil hat is too tight. We’ll have to see if any one has a copy of that 159 page history in any form and I can put it on the back lot. I’m trying for the Humane Letters PhD.]

Jablon, Ken (MC1962)

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Jan 31, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Sama, Ellen Flynn [MC1994] AdminAsst ITSys/Data Ops Groups

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/ellen-flynn-sama/4/7a7/485

Sama, Ellen Flynn [MC1994]
Administrative Assistant for the DAPS and IT Systems/Data Ops Groups
Greater New York City Area
Accounting

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Feb 1, 2011

MFOUND: Brentnall, Edward [MC2015?] verbal commitment to MC

http://wordpress.lovett.org/ebrentnall/2011/01/27/article-on-my-commitment-to-manhattan-college/

Article on My Commitment to Manhattan College
Posted on January 27, 2011

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http://www.runnerspace.com/gprofile.php?mgroup_id=215&do=news&year=2011&news_id=16043&folder_id=recent

Edward Brentnall, a senior at The Lovett School in Atlanta, Georgia has given a verbal commitment to Manhattan College beginning for the fall of 2011. Edward recently threw the weight over 66 feet in a meet in Buffalo, New York and his personal record in hammer is 203 feet. While Edward received offers from several schools he looks forward to working with Manhattan Coach Dan Mecca whose teams have won 55 Conference Championships, 37 Metropolitan Championships and an NCAA Championship. Edward received is committing to Manhattan College’s offer which includes five years and acceptance to the College of Business where he will graduate with an MBA.

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http://wordpress.lovett.org/ebrentnall/about/

Edward Brentnall’s Reflections

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My names Edward Brentnall. I am currently 17 years old and a senior at The Lovett School in Atlanta, Ga. I am a 15 time All-American hammer thrower for Team USA Track and Field. I have received a scholarship to throw for Manhattan College for the next 5 years of my life, as I will also receive my MBA in a special 5 year program into which I have been accepted. I enjoy music as well. I sing in All-State choirs, and my schools top choir. Along with singing, I enjoy playing the bass guitar as well as a bit of acoustic guitar.

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Brentnall, Edward [MC2015?]

[JR: Guess I’ll have to open up a new tag MC2015! Or MC2016.]

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Feb 1, 2011

JHQ: If you are interested in becoming a mentor

(POSTED ON THE MC HOMEPAGE)

Annual Mentor Dinner
Thu, February 3, 6pm – 8pm
Smith Auditorium

Created by: elizabeth insert a dot connolly you what goes here manhattan edu

Description:

The Mentor Program provides opportunities for Manhattan College students to gain insight into their intended careers by being paired with professionals, generally Manhattan College alumni in those careers. Students grow educationally, personally and professionally as they learn about their responsibilities and employment options within their career path. The Mentor Program is always looking for new mentors in all fields to assist our students, particularly in computer engineering and software, business, communications, law enforcement (FBI) and psychology.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please contact Br. Charles Barbush, F.S.C., mentor program coordinator, by e-mailing: charles insert a dot barbush you what goes here manhattan edu or calling (718) 862-7519.

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Feb 1, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Rebollo, Richard [MC1991] Head Dish Washer at GFI

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/richard-rebollo/9/b41/946

Rebollo, Richard [MC1991]
Head Dish Washer at GFI
Greater New York City Area
Wine and Spirits

[JR: I hope one of our “reporters” goes an digs the story out. I bet there is one here!]

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Feb 1, 2011

MFOUND: In the central background stands MC

http://ephemeralnewyork.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/where-was-manhattans-lost-town-of-carmanville/

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The image identified above as “[NYPL postcard of 155th and Amsterdam Avenue in 1917—the remains of Carmanville?]” is neither a postcard nor Carmansville. It depicts the little wooden railroad depot at the foot of West 130th Street by the Hudson River at Manhattanville, a town established in 1806. This was the first northbound stop on the Hudson River Railroad. The newly-elected President Abraham Lincoln stopped here on February 20, 1861, then once again in death as his funeral train passed by on April 25, 1865. The depot was demolished in about 1920. In the central background stands Manhattan College (now in Riverdale, The Bronx) and the steeple of the Church of the Annunciation on the Boulevard (now Broadway) at West 131st Street. The image was most likely made in the early 1870s after the grading of Broadway and the re-modeling of the College. This image and others of the depot, college and church are featured in my book, “Manhattanville: Old Heart of West Harlem”: http://www.amazon.com/Manhattanville-Heart-Harlem-Images-America/dp/0738509868

Best,
Eric K. Washington

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[JR: Interesting?]

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Feb 2, 2011

MOBIT: Myra Ellen Mahon, wife of Mahon, Arthur J. [MC1955]

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nytimes/Obituary.aspx?pid=148276868

MYRA MAHON

MAHON–Myra Ellen. Myra Ellen Mahon (nee Murphy) passed peacefully at home in Delray Beach, Florida, on Saturday, January 29, 2011, embraced and enveloped by the love and caring presence of her dear and cherished husband of 54 years, Arthur J. Mahon, and her four beloved children, Maura, Donna, Arthur and Nancy. Myra was also the dear Nana to her two grandchildren, Christopher and Emelia, and a wonderful mother-in-law to Susan who were holding her hand in spirit when she passed.

Myra’s date of passing was the Feast Day of Saint Thomas Aquinas, a day that her husband Arthur treasures and holds close to his heart, because on the day when he first met his beautiful, seventeen year-old wife-to-be at a Manhattan College dance, she told him she was reading the teachings of Saint Thomas Aquinas.

Born in New York City on April 15, 1937 to James H. Murphy, from County Clare, and Mary Murphy (nee Caroon) from Westmeath, Ireland, Myra was always proud of, and true to, her roots in the Bronx and Ireland. She is predeceased by her parents, her deeply loved sister, Clare, and sisters-in-law, Mary Therese and Delia Rose. Her baby sister, Nula, who Myra loved dearly, survives her. Myra is also survived by her nieces, Maria O’Leary and Diane Slote, to whom she became a surrogate mother after their mothers’ deaths, and by twenty other wonderful nieces and nephews from the Neil Mahon, Fitzpatrick, Burris, Thanhauser, and Slote families who were blessed to spend many weekends, Christmases, Thanksgivings, ski trips and also summers in Madison and Candlewood Lake, Connecticut, with their beautiful, generous, wise, funny and slightly irreverent Aunt Myra.

A kid from Woodycrest Avenue in the Highbridge section of the Bronx, Myra lived from childhood with enormous intelligence, passion, elegance, conviction and concern for the underdog and the underserved. When the family moved to Queens, she attended St. Agnes High School in College Point. Married at the age of 20 to her love, Arthur, she returned to college as a young mother of four and graduated from Marymount, Tarrytown, summa cum laude as the valedictorian of her class, going on to earn her Masters in Social Work with high honors from Fordham University.

Myra initiated her business career as a social worker at the United Way of Tristate in New York City, rising rapidly to Executive Vice President overseeing corporate partnerships and giving. She went on to become the Development Director of the Archdiocese of New York where she was fueled by her passion for raising funds for children to attend inner-city Catholic primary schools like the one she attended, Sacred Heart.

An extraordinary team builder, mentor and leader, Myra took great joy and pride in the many people she worked alongside of, and she forever cherished their shared accomplishments and victories. Myra also lent her enormous energy and passion for social justice as a Member of the Board of Directors of a legion of wonderful organizations that embodied her unending commitment to giving all people the opportunity to live full, dignified and joyful lives. Those organizations included Marymount College, Women In Need, New York Foundation, Calvary Hospital and Hospice, New York State Parks and Recreation Commission, Museum of the City of New York and the Healthcare Chaplaincy. Myra took great joy serving for many years as the Co-Chair of the Women’s Health Symposium at Weill Cornell Medical Center with her very dear friend and fellow New Yorker, Joan Weill.

Myra was surprised five years ago when her loving husband, Arthur, told her that the second floor of the Weill Cornell Medical College’s new building under construction at 1305 York Avenue in New York City would contain a resource center and it would be named in her honor. She was so pleased that the Myra Mahon Patient Resource Center included reading rooms and a library to help patients and families learn about and manage their illnesses. Upon its completion, Myra personally dedicated the Center “To those who serve unseen.”

Myra’s immediate family and her personal assistant, Joan Hanebury, whom Myra loved dearly, attended a private memorial mass on Monday, January 31, 2011, at Holy Name of Jesus Church, Palm Beach, Florida, to honor and bless her memory. How appropriate and meaningful it is that Monday was the feast day of St. John Bosco, who dedicated his life to the education of poor children. There will be a mass celebrating Myra’s life and all of her many loves, joys and accomplishments at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City in the Spring.

Donations in Myra’s memory can be made to the Inner City Scholarship Fund of the Archdiocese of New York (Ms. Helen Lowe (212)371-1011, ext. 3325) for the Myra Mahon Fund for students at the Sacred Heart School in the Bronx, or to the Weill Cornell Medical College (Mr. Larry Schafer (212)746-4070) for the support of the Myra Mahon Patient Resource Center.

Myra blessed the many people she loved with her warm spirit, endless wisdom, grace and intuitive gift for understanding and helping them. She leaves us with the memory of her sharing her favorite Irish prayer, “May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rain fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the hollow of His hand.”

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[JR: I’m not sure there’s a solid MC connection. But, she sounds like a heck of a lady. Hence, for the purposes of Jasper Jottings, I hope she has a connection to us. Even the most tenuous, I can, we can, learn a lot from this obit. imho!]

Published in The New York Times on February 1, 2011

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Dear John,

I believe that Myra was the widow of Arthur J. Mahon, Esq.’55 who is an outstanding New York Attorney.

May She Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. I just knew there was an MC connection! Please pass along our condolences to our fellow Jasper.]

Mahon, Arthur J. [MC1955]

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Feb 2, 2011

JOBIT: Murphy, George F. [MC1950 RIP]

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dailyrecord/Obituary.aspx?pid=148266072

George F. Murphy
AGE: 83 ? Flanders

George F. Murphy died peacefully with his family at his side on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011 at the age of 83. Born at home in Teaneck, he lived in River Edge and then resided for 45 years in Brookside, N.J., before moving to Flanders in 2003. Mr. Murphy served in the Navy during WWII from 1945-1946. He graduated from Manhattan College with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering in 1950 and continued his education at Polytechnical Institute of Brooklyn in Microwave Engineering. He worked at Kay Elemetircs and KDI Triangle Electronics, where he worked on the microwave communications system for the space shuttle. He was a longtime supporter of Community Hope and coached youth sports in Mendham Township for many years. He volunteered at the Mendham Township Library and as a local pole worker in local and national elections. His family will remember him as a loving and caring father and grandfather, an inspiration to his children, and an active outdoorsman. He enjoyed bird watching, walking, and competed in 5K races late into his 60s. He was an avid reader and history buff.

He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Patricia (Pat); his son, Michael, and brother, John. He is survived by three sons, Brian and his wife, Nancy of Succasunna, David and his wife, Kamila of Prague, Czach Republic, and John and his wife, Judi of Oak Ridge, three daughters, Jeanne Murphy of Boonton, Maura Mowbray of Blairstown, and Megan Murphy and her husband, Eric Teed of New Russia, N.Y. He is also survived by one brother, Daniel Murphy of Oakland, N.J., and two sisters, Sr. Helen Murphy of Pearl River, N.Y. and Marie Veiling and her husband, Franz of Indianapolis, I.N. and his grandchildren, Kelly Murphy, Erin Murphy, Kevin Murphy, Shaun Mowbray, Jacquilyn Mowbray, Ryan Murphy, Samantha Hooper, Jakub Michalek, and Liam Murphy. He also has one granddaughter on the way.

Visitation will held on Wednesday from 3-5 & 7-9pm at the Bailey Funeral Home, 8 Hilltop Rd., Mendham. Funeral Service Thursday, 10am at the Bailey Funeral Home, 8 Hilltop Rd., Mendham. Interment Hilltop Cemetery, Mendham. http://www.baileyfuneralhomes.com. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made in George’s name to Community Hope or the Morris County Library Foundation.

Published in Daily Record from February 1 to February 2, 2011

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Murphy, George F. [MC1950 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/dailyrecord/guestbook.aspx?n=george-murphy&pid=148266072&cid=full

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Feb 2, 2011

JNEWS: Hartman, Alan G. [MC2003] earns an award

http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/2011/02/02/5284138.htm

February 02, 2011
University of Scranton Graduate Students Earn Awards

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(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) SCRANTON, Pa., Jan. 31 — The University of Scranton issued the following news release: Ten graduate students at The University of Scranton were named recipients of Frank O’Hara Awards, which recognizes students with the highest grade point average at approximately the mid-point of their master’s degree programs in each of Scranton’s graduate programs. The award is named in honor of the late Frank O’Hara, who served the University for 53 years in various administrative positions.

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Alan G. Hartman, Bronx, N.Y., is pursuing a master’s degree in theology. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Manhattan College, a master’s in Hispanic studies from Boston College, a master’s in Italian studies from Middlebury College, where he is also all-but-dissertation in the doctor of foreign languages program. Previously, he taught Spanish and Italian at East Stroudsburg University and is currently the director of modern foreign languages at Mercy College, where he teaches Spanish and Italian. He is a founding member of YoBro (Yonkers-North Bronx Young Male Catholic Professionals Association) and active in his parish, St. Barnabas.

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Hartman, Alan G. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Alan is a member of the Class of 2003.

Best,

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Hartman, Alan G. [MC2003]

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Feb 2, 2011

JOBIT: Hedemark, Roosevelt Stanley [MC1942 RIP]

http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110202/NEWS0301/302029989/-1/SITEMAP

ROOSEVELT STANLEY HEDEMARK
June 12, 1919 – January 29, 2011
West Hempstead and Eldred, NY

Roosevelt Stanley Hedemark, age 91, passed away January 29, 2011. He was a lifelong resident of West Hempstead, NY and had recently been living with his daughter in Eldred, NY.

He was predeceased by his loving wife of 61 years, Muriel; sister, Doris Osternes; brother, Richard and oldest daughter, Marilyn Keohane.

Roosevelt or “Roo” was born to Signe and Oscar Hedemark who had immigrated from Norway. His parents moved to Dingman’s Ferry, PA in the early 1950′s and built their home “Little Norway” which was always close to Roosevelt’s heart. He graduated from Hempstead High School in 1938 and Manhattan College in 1942 enjoying theatre and playing football in both schools. Roo was in the USMC during World War II and retired with the rank of Major. He then worked as a Naval Criminal Investigator and retired from his job in 1982 although he remained an investigator at heart the rest of his life.

The Hedemark’s were one of the founding families of Trinity Lutheran Church in West Hempstead and Roosevelt remained a lifelong Lutheran and a member of many church choirs as he had a beautiful voice and loved to sing.

Roosevelt is survived by his sister, Florence Powell of Levittown, NY; daughters, Carol and husband, John Bliefernich of Eldred, NY, Mary Ellen and husband, Pastor William Terjesen of Peekskill, NY, Signe and husband, James Richardson of Pine Bush, NY; son, Paul Hedemark and wife, Nancy of Bayshore, NY and son-in-law, Patrick Keohane of Houston, TX; 14 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He is also survived by his close friend since second grade, Daniel Beckett of Indian Harbor Beach, FL. Roo was a special friend to his canine companion, Molly, who will miss him very much!

Visitation will be from 2-4:30 and 7-9:30 p.m. on Friday, February 4, at Barnes Sorrentino Funeral Home, West Hempstead. A Church Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 5, at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, Garden City, NY with burial following at Greenfield Cemetery, Hempstead, NY.

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Hedemark, Roosevelt Stanley [MC1942 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110202/NEWS0301/302029989/-1/SITEMAP#respond

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Feb 2, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Weklar, John [MC1987] SrProgAnal at Quant Research Group

http://www.linkedin.com/in/johnweklar

Weklar, John [MC1987]
Senior Programmer/Analyst at The Quantitative Research Group
Albany, New York Area
Information Technology and Services

Connections: 1 connection

[JR: Surely there are some Albany Jaspers who can connect with our fellow alumni. I’ve only seen single connections on “zombie profiles” (i.e., not for real). I’m curious. Hope someone does the leg work.]

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Feb 3, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Maddia, Rick [MC1981] Vice President at Audiovox

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/rick-maddia/10/356/940

Maddia, Rick [MC1981]
Vice President at Audiovox
Greater New York City Area
Consumer Electronics

Summary:

* 28 years of IT experience.

* 25 years of management experience.

Specialties: acquisitions, audio, benefits administration, billing, budgeting, computer hardware, contract management, data transfer, data warehousing, electronic data interchange, erp, finance, financial reporting, inventory management, iso, jde, lotus notes, microsoft windows nt, mis, negotiation, networking, payroll processing, pdp 11, proposal writing, sales, sales support, sap, technical support, year 2000,

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Feb 4, 2011

JFOUND: Kennedy, John [MC1995] writes for Examiner — NYCath+NYComp

http://www.examiner.com/user-jkenn

John Kennedy
NY Computers Examiner
NY Catholic Examiner

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John graduated from Manhattan College, Riverdale, N.Y. with a B.S. in Finance. He worked for The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation on Wall Street as a Senior Billing Analyst. A Participant in the Air Force and Army R.O.T.C programs while in school, he edited the Air Force cadet publication: Wings of Silver. Today, he is a business owner and entrepreneur in the field of computer and PC Repair.

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Kennedy, John [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1995.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Kennedy, John [MC1995]

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Feb 4, 2011

JVIDEO: Morán, Oscariño [MC2004] has a video to pitch his new website

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE MYSPACE NEWS DESK IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM … 2011-Feb-04

http://www.myspace.com//ozkhino/blog/474020383

Morán, Oscariño [MC2004]

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Public Announcement… website by Oscar Moran (Oscariño Morán) on Myspace

I thought I was never coming back but I’m here for two main reasons. One of them is to promote my website…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qo_FVDvKXwA&feature=player_embedded

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsO-tltChhg&feature=player_embedded

Credits:

I need to thank Enrique Moran and Jeffrey Mc Sweeney for putting their time, skills and their efforts to create the two videos. If you like the content, please pass it around and let others know about the website.

Thanks!

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http://justsayit.com/

[JR: Despite his announcement, it’s not online yet. Check back, I’ll try to remember to and report it.]

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Feb 4, 2011

JFACEBOOK: Marsland, April [MC2008]

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE FACEBOOK NEWS DESK IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM … 2011-Feb-04

LinkedIn Group: “Manhattan College Alumni Society”

Marsland, April [MC2008]:

Do we have any alumni in the South Florida area? I am looking to network with Manhattan College alumni From Jupiter to Miami.

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[JR: Please respond. If you do it here, I’ll lateral it over. But, going there, joining, and responding is more efficient. (imho)]

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Feb 4, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Lazzaro, Pat [MC1981] QS/Compliance Mgr at Siemens Healthcare

http://www.linkedin.com/in/patlazzaro

Lazzaro, Pat [MC1981]
QS/Compliance Manager at Siemens Healthcare
Greater New York City Area
Medical Devices

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Feb 5, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Tamweber, Eric [MC????] Sales manager at Stryker Orthopaedics

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/eric-tamweber/6/b23/453

Tamweber, Eric [MC????]
Sales manager at Stryker Orthopaedics
Greater New York City Area
Medical Devices

[JR: “Eric Tamweber is not currently open to receiving Introductions or InMail™.” Interesting; why sign up for LinkedIn?]

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Feb 5, 2011

ENDNOTE: Competing against a “free service” is impossible

http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/weakening-of-catholic-identity-contributes-to-school-enrollment-decline-cautions-professor/

Weakening of Catholic identity contributes to school enrollment decline, cautions professor
Dr. John J. Convey

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Denver, Colo., Jan 18, 2011 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In the wake of the Archdiocese of New York recently closing 27 of its schools, conversation on the sharp decline of Catholic school enrollment has once again been ignited. One education expert says a weakening of Catholic identity is a primary factor in the school closures.

Dr. John J. Convey, who holds the title of the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Professor of Education at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., also explained that a lack of school-aged children and waning pastoral leadership have also significantly contributed to school closures.

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Enrollment in Catholic elementary schools has dropped 15 percent nationwide since 2001-02 school year, reported the National Catholic Educational Association. In 2006 and 2007 in the U.S., 212 Catholic schools were closed or consolidated.

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The education expert added that families without sufficient income to afford tuition can be a problem which is “exacerbated if adequate tuition assistance is not available.”

“In some cases, money is an issue; families can’t afford the tuition and insufficient tuition assistance is available to help them. In other cases, parents are unwilling to pay for a Catholic school if they perceive that the public schools, charter schools or other private schools in their area are adequate.”

Dr. Convey also noted that accusations of sex abuse by clergy have “had an impact on diocesan budgets from huge legal settlements.”

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“Strong Catholic schools strengthen all other programs of evangelization, service, catechesis and sanctification,” he wrote. “The entire church suffers when Catholic schools disappear.”

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[JR: Recognize that I’m just a fat old white guy injineer who’s a lost cause. I ain’t no saint. But this seems OBVIOUS to me. Competing against a “free service” is impossible. In my lifetime, the Jewish community recognized it and had strong after school education. Only an idiot bangs their head against reality! The scandal of “Pedophile Priest” destroys the “brand” while simultaneously gaging the Church. imho! There needs to be an aggressive multi-prong approach to reverse the decline: (1) Purge any hint of pedophiles or homosexuals — charitably, lovingly, but strictly out the door. People must know that their children are safe. Period. No exception. No excuses. (2) Reconstitute “Catholic Education” on a profit-making basis — heresy? No margin; no mission. Adopt technology and home-schooling big time. And rigorous examinations. Make a Catholic School diploma mean something in the Marketplace. Like an Eagle Scout. (3) Vigorously attack “Gooferment Skrules” on a First Amendment basis. It’s an ongoing infringement of religious liberty. (4) Use famous “Catholics” to SELL the religion. You have to admire the Jehovah’s Witnesses for their willingness to get out. Every discipline should be enlisted to help — Economists, Historians, Techies. Thomas E. Woods, Jr. does more to advance the brand than any writer I know. (5) Reestablish the “brand”. Deny CINO politicians and bureaucrats the ability to give scandal. Doing any less is as big a sin.]

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