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JASPER JOTTINGS Week 07 – 2013 February 17

JASPER JOTTINGS Week 07 – 2013 February 17

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

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2013/jj2013W07.html

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2013-Feb-10

POSITRACTION: He handed Liam over and drove away

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/8213781/Driver-a-hero-for-saving-toddler

Driver ‘a hero’ for saving toddler
BRONWYN TORRIE

Last updated 16:30 23/01/2013

The Paraparaumu truck driver who slammed on his brakes and scooped a toddler out of harm’s way in February last year has been rewarded for his heroic actions.

Dennis Roderick was reunited with the little blond-haired boy for the first time today when he received the supreme Beaurepairs Highways Hero award in Wellington.

”You’re a little bit heavier now mate,” Roderick said as he gave Liam Adamson, now aged two, a hug.

The grandfather was driving at about 40kmh along Mana Esplanade, north of Porirua, last February when he saw Liam just metres in front of him attempting to cross four lanes of traffic.

He swung his 20-metre-long truck and trailer across both southbound lanes to prevent the toddler being run over. He then leapt out of his cab and picked up the boy, who was dressed in a nappy and singlet.

Roderick’s heart continued to race as he cradled the then 16-month old in his arms while trying to figure out where the tot had come from.

He spotted an open gate then Liam’s distraught mum Michelle Barr. He handed Liam over and drove away, not wanting to hold up traffic.

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What were all the other drivers doing?

Typical hero. Just drive away after doing the right thing. No big deal.

Hope I have an opportunity to be that heroic and humble.

But, small challenges only, in line with my limited abilities.

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2013-Feb-10

JOBIT: Bohan, Francis Matthew [MC1959 RIP]

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/oleantimesherald/obituary.aspx?n=francis-matthew-bohan&pid=162919914&eid=sp_ommatch

Dr. Francis Matthew Bohan
Obituary

OLEAN – Francis Matthew Bohan, M.D., died peacefully at home Monday (Feb. 4, 2013) after a long illness.

He was the older son of Francis A. Bohan and Anne Necas Bohan.

Born and raised in New York City, he was educated by the Christian Brothers, attending Good Shepherd Grade School, Manhattan Prep and Manhattan College and received those schools’ highest honors. Dr. Bohan went on to graduate from Cornell University Medical College, where he was selected for membership in the AOA Honor Society.

Always interested in general surgery, he completed his training at the University Hospitals of Cleveland, where he was the chief surgical resident. After residency, he served in the U.S. Air Force, achieving the rank of Major and was the Chief Surgeon and Head of Professional Services at Loring Air Force Base in Limestone, Maine.

Following his tour of duty, Frank moved his young family to Olean in 1970, where he joined the Olean Medical Group and practiced general surgery for 31 years. He performed surgery at both of the Olean hospitals and was admired and respected by patients, doctors, nurses and staff. Many of these same people helped him in the sometimes difficult phases of his illness when they reached out to him in friendship.

At various times throughout his career, Dr. Bohan had many leadership roles on the medical staffs of St. Francis and Olean General hospitals. At St. Francis Hospital, he had served as Chief of Surgery, Chief of Emergency Services and was a member of the Board of Trustees. He also was president of the medical staff and Chief of Staff at Olean General Hospital, as well as serving on the Board of Trustees and chairing the board’s executive committee.

During the formative years of the Cattaraugus County EMT training programs, he was a driving force in creating a single emergency service for both Olean hospitals and having full-time, in-house emergency room physicians to better serve the patients of this community. He was very involved in the eventual merger of the Olean General and St. Francis hospitals.

At the Olean Medical Group, Frank served as member and chairman of the executive committee for many years.

Frank was a member of many professional societies including the American College of Surgeons, the Cattaraugus County Medical Society and the New York State Society of General Surgeons.

Deeply committed to community service, he was active – particularly after his retirement from medicine – with the Greater Olean Association of Churches, the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation, Interfaith Caregivers, Allegany River Valley Trail and the Concerned Citizens of Cattaraugus County.

In 2003, Frank was honored with the YMCA Salute to Olean Award. He enthusiastically supported Christmas in April and was active at St. John’s Church as a lector, a member of the outdoor decorating and landscaping committees, a Pre Cana program facilitator and a worker at the Festa Italiana.

Frank was honored for his surgical care and kindness to many members of the Seneca Nation, when they awarded him an honorary membership in the Hawk Clan. The Seneca name given to him was “da yah dae tah,” meaning “He Cuts People.”
Frank relished his time outdoors and was frequently seen enjoying Olean’s four seasons, whether it was hiking with his Briard dog, cross country or downhill skiing, or sailing on Cuba Lake. His major indoor hobbies were working on his elaborate train setup and building model ships. What better way to pass the time while “on-call?”

Frank is survived by his sons, James and Edward of Harrisburg, Pa., and Matthew (Liesl) of Lansing, Mich.; grandchildren, Kelly and Timothy of Lansing; a brother, Joseph (Patricia) of Olean; a niece and nephew; and several cousins.

Of great comfort to Frank and his family, he is also survived by a very special friend, Maureen Sheahan. He was predeceased by his parents and his wife, Martha Yurick Bohan.

Visitation will be held at Letro-McIntosh Spink Funeral Home, 646 E. State St., Olean, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday. A funeral Mass will be held at St. John’s Roman Catholic Church, 931 N. Union St., Olean, on Saturday (Feb. 9, 2013) at 10 a.m. The Rev. Edward Sheedy, pastor, will celebrate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to St. John’s Church, 931 N. Union St., Olean, NY 14760.

Published in The Olean Times Herald from February 7 to March 7, 2013

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Bohan, Francis Matthew [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/oleantimesherald/guestbook.aspx?n=francis-bohan&pid=162919914&cid=full

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Dear John,

I believe that Francis is a member of the Class of 1959.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Bohan, Francis Matthew [MC1959 RIP]

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2013-Feb-10

JEMAIL: Toner, Mike (MC1972) reports campus crime in ’72

Dear f. John,

On one of my last trips walking the path between the Fanny Farmer factory
and the main campus – after classes had ended my senior year Spring ’72, I
was mugged and robbed. Two players, my recollection is that they displayed
a knife – I thought about trying to run but decided not to test my speed
against the two of them…. After the deed was done I ran up the the
security booth, told the guard on duty what had just happened – his
response ? “No, foolin…” I think they called the local precinct,
eventually a car came, we drove around a bit, looking unsuccessfully for
the perps – and that was the end of that. So I’m for some security
cameras and a call box on inter-campus walkways…

I’m a Chaminade grad (about 20 years before Father James). I can
authoritatively report that his term as President ended a year or two ago
at his request, though he is still teaching at the school. Also, I don’t
ever recall reading of an MC connection, though I don’t know for sure…

Mike Toner
Buffalo, NY
BEE ’72

[JR: You’re right not to run. Too bad in that day and age, you weren’t allowed to defend yourself. As far as the reports, I always cite the source because I know it has to be wrong sometimes. Just statistics.]

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2013-Feb-10

JEMAIL: Stebbins, Donald M. (MC1961) condemns capitalism for plastic in the ocean

Dear Jasper John

In a bizarre coincidence I read your article toasting the washing machine as the greatest invention
just a day after reading an article saying it may be the worst invention ever to afflict mankind.

As you may or may not know our oceans are being polluted by plastic particles on a massive scale,
threatening our food chain and ultimately our way of life. ( see http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2136334/Scientists-warn-far-plastic-waste-previously-estimated-deeper-ocean.html#axzz2K58K9fcO) excerpt below)

Guess which of our many earth unfriendly machines is seen as the main culprit in this case? Of course
it is the washing machine as described in

http://news.discovery.com/earth/global-warming/washing-machine-pollutes-111024.htm

“THE GIST

– While synthetic fabrics are washed they shed bits of plastic that can end up in the oceans.

– Manufacturers are not required to test fabrics for their environmental impact.

– More than 65 percent of plastic in the ocean is in bits that are less than a millimeter thick.

Scientists have found an unexpected source for the rising load of tiny plastic bits in the oceans: Washing machines.

When you wash fleece jackets, polypro running shirts and other synthetic fabrics, a new study found, miniscule threads of plastic seep through filters and escape into the environment. Marine microplastics can penetrate the cells of even the tiniest organisms, raising all sorts of health concerns for both sea creatures and the people that eat them.”

I know you libertarians tend to be unconcerned about the environment and think capitalism produces what is
best for us even or maybe especially when the capitalists are driven by greed, But remember you you do live on the same earth as the rest of us. I suggest you modify your views- even libertarians can not live amidst poison

Sincerely yours,
Donald M Stebbins
BS 1961

Stebbins, Donald M. (MC1961)

[JR: Ahhh, Jasper Stebbins, long time no hear from you. Thought you’d given up. I don’t think that “capitalism” is the be all and end all. But you have to admit it has a pretty good track record. If I’m worried about something, its Big Gooferment allowing Big Pharma to put all sorts of drugs into the ecosystem. If consumers become aware of an issue, they change their buying habits in an assessment of what is best for them, makes them the happiest, and gives them more bang for the buck. Then the “greedy capitalists” bust butt to make it so. Is the system perfect, far from it. But you have to admit, it has raised the standard of living anywhere that Gooferment didn’t interfere. If “plastic” is a serious problem, the invisible hand of the marketplace will fix it faster than any Gooferment diktat. I’m sure Whirlpool has a machine with a better filter if it can convince people to buy it. Even if Whirlpool doesn’t and people buying a washing machine ask “How does it rate on the Stebbins plastic filtering test?”, then the next model will have that feature. Lost sales are motivation to a capitalist. Note, I am not tailing about the “crony capitalism” we practicing now in the USA! ]

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2013-Feb-10

JEMAIL: Nicholas, Douglas (MC1964) “Something Red” gets interviewed

http://goo.gl/27WIy

Hi Folks,

Here’s a nice telephone interview by the excellent Ann Pyburn Craig in this week’s BlueStone Press, attached.

Regards,

Douglas

Nicholas, Douglas (MC1964)

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2013-Feb-10

PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) calls ur attention to another need

Good Evening All,

Please keep in your prayers, Cathie McEneney, who is going in for more tests, tomorrow Wednesday. We pray that the MDs are guided to discover what is causing her so much discomfort and may then begin to resolve those issues. Please keep Cathie, Mike and their family in your prayers. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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2013-Feb-10

JEMAIL: Stebbins, Donald M. (MC1961) submits a NYT OpEd for our consideration

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/05/opinion/bruni-a-convenient-morality.html?_r=0

[JR: We know that Holy Mother Church’s leadership made some serious mistakes. We can argue that the Gooferment intentionally turned a blind eye so as to have leverage. The Principle here is the First Amendment. Can the Government infringe on religion? Seems like that’s the question. Not is the religion being infringed on without sin.]

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2013-Feb-10

JUPDATE: Bernabei, Br. Austin [MC1950 RIP] ided by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

JOBIT: Bernabei, Br. Austin [MC1950 RIP]
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/app/obituary.aspx?n=Brother-FSC&pid=162852605

Brother Austin Bernabei F.S.C.
Obituary

Brother Austin Bernabei, F.S.C.
AGE: 84 • Lincroft

Brother Austin Bernabei, F.S.C., 84, of Lincroft died Saturday, February 2, 2013 at De La Salle Hall, Lincroft. He was born in New Rochelle, New York and had received the Holy Habit of the Christian Brothers on September 7, 1950. He was a graduate of Manhattan College, Bronx, New York, received a Master of Science Degree from Catholic University, Washington, D.C. in 1953, and a Master and Doctorate Degree in Nuclear Physics in 1959 and 1964, both from New York University. He completed his Medical Physics Postdoctoral work at Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York in 1981. His assignments included St. Raphael’s School, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Manhattan College, Bronx, New York, Bethlehem University, De La Salle Novitiate and De La Salle Scholasticate, both of Nairobi, Kenya, Rongai Agriculture and Technical School, Rongai, Kenya, Christian Brothers Center, Bronx, New York, St. Martin’s Secondary School, St. Vincent, West Indies, Cathedral High School, El Paso, Texas, La Salle College, Ansfrere, South Africa, and returned to Manhattan College, Bronx, New York prior to his retirement. He has been in residence at De La Salle Hall since 2011.

The viewing will be held at De La Salle Hall, Lincroft on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 from 10:00 until Noon. A viewing will be held at the Christian Brothers Community-Manhattan College, Bronx, New York on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 3:00 P.M. until 6:45 P.M. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 7:15 P.M. Interment will be held on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, New York. Memorial Donations to De La Salle Nursing Development, 810 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738 would be appreciated. Higgins Memorial Home, Freehold is in charge of arrangements.

Published in Asbury Park Press on February 4, 2013

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Bernabei, Br. Austin [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/app/guestbook.aspx?n=brother-fsc&pid=162852605&cid=full

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Dear John,

I believe that Brother is a member of the Class of 1950.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Bernabei, Br. Austin [MC1950 RIP]

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2013-Feb-10

JEMAIL: Stebbins, Donald M. (MC1961) points out the killing on a gun range

http://truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/item/17788-sniper-glorified-for-150-kills-plus-in-iraq-shot-down-at-shooting-range-presence-of-guns-galore-didn-t-save-him

Sniper Glorified for 150 Plus Kills in Iraq Shot Down at Shooting Range: Presence of Guns Galore Didn’t Save Him

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[JR: I fail to see the point? A mentally deranged vet killed two people. Now if he’d gone to a school, he could have gotten a much higher body count. A gun is not a magic totem to ward off all evil in the world! All it does is give the weak a fighting chance — an equalizer. Sorry, but I don’t see anything inconsistent. I want that chance. I want us all to have that chance. Otherwise, it’s the law of the jungle where the strong oppress the weak. Think that bullies would be around if that weren’t so? Argh!]

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2013-Feb-10

JUPDATE: Williams, Fr. James [MC1990] ided by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

JLINKEDIN: Williams, Fr. James [MC1990] President at Chaminade High School
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/father-james-williams/5/673/7b8

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Dear John,

I believe that Father James is a member of the Class of 1990.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Williams, Fr. James [MC1990]

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2013-Feb-10

JUPDATE: Henry, Theresa [MC1992] idea by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

JNEWS: Henry, Theresa [MC1992] trustee, St. John the Baptist R.C. Church
http://www.northjersey.com/community/announcements/189143961_Parish_appoints_Theresa_Henry_trustee_Theresa_Henry_named_trustee.html

She attended Manhattan College in Riverdale, N.Y., earning a BS in accounting and an MBA in finance. She went on to obtain a PhD in accounting at New York University’s Stern School of Business. She is also licensed as a certified public accountant.

http://www.shu.edu/academics/profiles/profile-details.cfm?customel_datapageid_148360=219527

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Dear John,

I believe that Theresa is a member of the Class of 1992.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Henry, Theresa [MC1992]

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2013-Feb-10

JFACEBOOK: Miscia, Dana (MC2009) does the Panama Half Ironman

[JR: I’m not so sure I could catch her if she was carrying half an ironman. Maybe if we tied her legs together? Nah, she probably can out hop a troop of kangaroos. (No, it’s NOT a court of ‘roos!) Well done to a fellow Jasper. Maybe we’ll see her in the Olympics?]

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2013-Feb-10

JOBIT: Keating, Kevin S. Sr. [MC1964 RIP]

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/stamfordadvocate/obituary.aspx?n=Kevin-Keating&pid=162952283

Kevin Keating Sr.
Death Notice

Keating, Kevin S. Sr.

Kevin Stephen Keating, Sr., 70, of Jupiter, Florida and Darien, CT passed away peacefully with his family by his side at his Florida home on February 8, 2013.

Born April 23, 1942 in New York City, NY to Martin and Mary Keating from County Clare, Ireland. Kevin was one of eight children and grew up in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan and would always speak fondly of their family summers at Rockaway Beach. Kevin graduated from Fordham Prep in 1960 and continued on to receive diplomas from Manhattan College for chemical engineering, Columbia University for Masters in Chemical Engineering, St. John University Law School and NYU for tax law. Kevin had a 35 year career at Pfizer where he began as a chemical engineer and retired in 2000 as Assistant Treasurer.

Kevin met the love of his life, Nancy Fitzpatrick, in 1963 at a St. Patrick’s Day dance and they were married on August 20, 1966. After a wonderful honeymoon in Ireland, they settled on Long Island and started their family. In 1981, Kevin and Nancy moved to Darien, CT and retired to Jupiter, FL in 1999.

In retirement Kevin enjoyed golf and fishing and traveling with his family. He was a member of Jonathan’s Landing Golf Club in Jupiter, FL where he served as President of the Men’s Golf Association and President of the Jonathan’s Island Homeowners Association as well as on the finance committee of the JL Golf Club. In Darien, Kevin was a member of the Country Club of Darien in Darien, CT and St. John Church in Darien, CT. He taught all how to think clearly, love fiercely, give generously and hug with 3 pats on the back.

Kevin is survived by his wife, Nancy Keating of Jupiter, FL and Darien, CT, his two children and spouses, Barbara and John Alter, Kevin and Jennifer Keating of Darien, CT and his grandchildren, Jay, Brian, Catherine, Kaitlyn, Riley and Declan. He is also survived by his siblings Martin Keating, James Keating, Robert Keating, Margaret Volz and Paul Keating. He was predeceased by his parents, Martin and Mary Keating and his siblings Noreen Harris and John Keating.

The family will receive friends at Taylor & Modeen, 250 Center St., Jupiter, FL on Monday February 11, 2013 from 2:00 pm -4:00 pm and 6:00 pm-8:00 pm. A mass will be held on Tuesday February 12, 2013 at St. Patrick’s in Palm beach Gardens at 10:00 am.

A memorial mass will be held at St. John Church in Darien, CT at a date yet to be determined.
In lieu of flowers, Kevin has requested that donations be made to Manhattan College at http://www.manhattan.edu/giving/support-manhattan-college/ways-give

Published in StamfordAdvocate on February 10, 2013

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Keating, Kevin S. Sr. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/stamfordadvocate/guestbook.aspx?n=kevin-keating&pid=162952283&cid=full

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Dear John,

I believe that Kevin is a member of the Class of 1964.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Keating, Kevin S. Sr. [MC1964 RIP]

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2013-Feb-10

JOBIT: Stack, Robert J. [MC???? RIP]

http://obits.syracuse.com/obituaries/syracuse/obituary.aspx?n=Robert-Stack&pid=162951660

Robert J. Stack
Obituary

Robert J. Stack, D.V.M., left us on Friday February 8, 2013, surrounded by his loving family, to be reunited with
his beloved wife, Rosemary who he greatly missed for the last four years. He was, in the truest sense of the word, a good and decent man who led a full and purposeful life. He will be greatly missed by his children, grandchildren and by all who knew and loved him.

Robert was born on June 29, 1923 in Syracuse, New York. After graduating from Manhattan College he served a three year tour of duty in the Air Force before entering Cornell Veterinary College. Upon graduating from Cornell in 1950, Robert joined his father John in the veterinary practice known as the Stack Veterinary Hospital. The practice was originally located on Bellevue Avenue in Syracuse, New York, but later re-located to Velasko Road, in the Town of Onondaga where it continues today. Two of Robert’s sons, R. Michael and Daniel continued the family tradition of practicing Veterinary Medicine and the Stack Veterinary Hospital recently celebrated its 100th anniversary, something Robert was extraordinary proud of. Long after his retirement, his many clients continued to fondly remember his years of dedicated service to their pets. Robert was a past president of the Central New York Veterinary Association and a long time member of Bellevue Country Club.

Robert was, however, most proud of all of his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. His life was centered around his family. It was a life filled with much love, laughter and compassion. He profoundly touched and shaped the lives of his eight children and was always there to guide them through the difficult times in their lives.

Robert is survived by his eight children, R. Michael (Charlene), John, Gerald (Barbara), Kevin, Colleen, Daniel (Julia), Mary Kay (John) and Rosemary, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers, John and William as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Robert taught his children many lessons in life, about love, about having a fierce loyalty to one’s family and the need for toughness in the face of adversity. In the end, he also taught us that death cannot destroy the dignity of a dignified man.

Calling hours will be held Tuesday 4-7 p.m at the Edward J. Ryan & Son Funeral Home, 3180 Bellevue Ave. A mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday February 13 10 a.m at Most Holy Rosary. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery Dewitt.

Published in Syracuse Post Standard from February 9 to February 10, 2013

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Stack, Robert J. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/syracuse/guestbook.aspx?n=robert-stack&pid=162951660&cid=full

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Dear John,

I do not find any thing in my ‘stuff’ for Robert.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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2013-Feb-10

MOBIT: McDonald, Louis C. [MCattendee RIP]

http://www.easthamptonstar.com/?q=Obituaries/2013207/Louis-C-McDonald

Louis C. McDonald
By Star staff | February 7, 2013 – 1:17pm

Louis C. McDonald, who retired from a career in distribution and freight management to live in Montauk and fish aboard his boat, the Hattaduit, died on Tuesday at home on Old West Lake Drive. He was 77 and had lung cancer, his family said.

Mr. McDonald, who was known as Lou, was a member of the Montauk Friends of Erin and active with the Montauk Lions Club, among other organizations. He was a past commodore of the Wyncote Club in Huntington, an honorary member of the Joseph J. Gorman Knights of Columbus in Syosset, and a member of the Glendale Kiwanis Club.

Mr. McDonald and his sons were frequent competitors in the Montauk Boatmen’s Association shark tournament, winning it three years in a row at one time, his son Brian McDonald of Dix Hills said. His father would always donate half his winnings to the tournament charity, Mr. McDonald said.

Though he did not take charter passengers, Mr. McDonald said, his father had passed the lengthy examination to get a Coast Guard captain’s license.

He was born on Jan. 2, 1936, in Jamaica, Queens, to Louis White McDonald and the former Anne Genevieve Edel. He grew up in Queens Village, where he attended school and met his future wife, the former Joan Estelle Booth, while in high school. He attended Manhattan College for one year.

The couple married young, having five children. In addition to Brian McDonald, they are Kathleen Nikifor of Hopewell Junction, N.J., Ralph McDonald of Ronkonkoma, Daniel McDonald of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Gerard McDonald of Cudjoe Key, Fla. He also is survived by 10 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. A sister and a brother died before him.
Visiting hours for him will be at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Cremation will be private.

The family has suggested memorial donations to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73123-1718.

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McDonald, Louis C. [MCattendee RIP]

[JR: Sounds like a good man. And worthy of some Jasper prayers.]

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2013-Feb-10

JOBIT: McCabe, John Joseph [MC1968 RIP]

http://www.nj.com/hunterdon-county-democrat/index.ssf/2013/02/obituary_john_mccabe_65_of_ham.html

Obituary: John McCabe, 65, of Hampton
By Hunterdon County Democrat
on February 05, 2013 at 10:20 AM, updated February 05, 2013 at 10:28 AM

John McCabe

John Joseph McCabe, 65, of Hampton, died Sunday, Feb. 3 at Hunterdon Medical Center in Raritan Township surrounded by his loving family. Mr. McCabe was born July 24,1947 in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was the son of the late James Kenneth and the late Anna Mae (Warner) McCabe.

He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Reserves from 1968 to 1976. He received a bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College in business administration. John resided in Hampton for the past 30 years and previous to that, he lived in Breezy Point, N.Y. and Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y. He was employed by Avaya Communications in Basking Ridge where he served as a director and retired after many years. In addition, John was also employed by Lucent, AT&T and New York Telephone.

John was a Eucharistic minister at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Califon, and he was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. John enjoyed fishing and traveling but most importantly, he enjoyed spending time with his family.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 43 years, Eileen (Prosdocimi) McCabe; his daughter, Maureen McCabe Roberts and her husband, Michael; and his son, Sean McCabe and his wife, Annie Chiu; and his cherished grandchildren; Aidan, Katie and Sara Roberts. Additional survivors include his sisters, Rosemary Travis and Anne Marie Grozinger; and his brother, James McCabe; and many nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his brothers; Kenneth and Kevin McCabe.

John’s Life Celebration will include a visitation on Wednesday, Feb. 6 from 2-4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home, 1761 Route 31, Clinton. There will be a funeral mass on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 11 a.m. at St. John Neumann Catholic Church (ccsjn.org), 398 Route 513, Califon. The entombment will be held privately and at the convenience of the family.

For memorial donations please consider the Hunterdon Hospital Foundation, c/o Chris Sickles, Vice President, 2100 Wescott Drive, Flemington, NJ 08822

For online condolences or for more information, please visit martinfh.com.

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McCabe, John Joseph [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://martinfh.com/online-obituary/2013-02-john-joseph-mccabe/10043218/message

[JR: Pending conformation of Mike, it sounds like 68! Argh!]

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McCabe, John Joseph [MC1968 RIP]

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2013-Feb-10

JLINKEDIN: Troy, Mark [MC1985] Operating Supervisor at Con Edison Inc.

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/mark-troy/49/619/739

Troy, Mark [MC1985]
Operating Supervisor at Con Edison Inc.
Wappingers Falls, New York (Greater New York City Area)
Utilities

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2013-Feb-11

JNEWS: Dunne, Niall (MC1998) Leading commentators from across the green economy

http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/feature/2240697/meet-the-businessgreen-columnists

Meet the Business Green columnists
Leading commentators from across the green economy join the BusinessGreen team
By James Murray 06 Feb 2013

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Niall Dunne, Chief Sustainability Officer at BT

Niall works with the company’s Chief Executive, Chairman and executive management team to advance BT’s leadership as a responsible and sustainable business.

Before joining BT, Niall spent a decade leading sustainability practices in Saatchi & Saatchi and Accenture and also founded Bluvolution Ltd, a sustainability consultancy focused on the consumer foods and agricultural industries.

Niall was selected by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader (YGL) in March 2012 and also sits on WEF’s Sustainable Consumption Global Agenda Council. The council is responsible for identifying breakthrough ideas and new pathways to advance critical issues and ensure progress is made on sustainable consumption globally.

From Glenageary in Dublin, Niall was one of Ireland’s top 800 metre runners. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Manhattan College in New York.

Niall can be found on Facebook (facebook.com/nialldunne) and followed on Twitter (@bluNiall).

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https://www.facebook.com/nialldunne

Dunne, Niall (MC1998)

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2013-Feb-11

MFOUND: Antiquated Structural Systems at MC on 03 APRIL

http://www.linkedin.com/company/pennoni-associates

Pennoni Associates Pennoni Structural Division Manager Matt Stuart will present a lecture on Antiquated Structural Systems at Manhattan College on April 3rd.

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[JR: sounds like a lot of “old” injineers are needed?]

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2013-Feb-11

JLINKEDIN: Knapp, Matthew [MC1992] Managing Director at Morgan Stanley

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/matthew-knapp/7/5a8/a0a

Knapp, Matthew [MC1992]
Managing Director at Morgan Stanley
Greater New York City Area
Financial Services

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2013-Feb-12

JLINKEDIN: McCarthy, Thomas [MC????] President at FRI

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/thomas-mccarthy/64/6b3/678

McCarthy, Thomas [MC????]
President at FRI
Mesa, Arizona (Phoenix, Arizona Area)
Capital Markets

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2013-Feb-13

JLINKEDIN: Delaney, Sharon [MC1982] Lead Support Team Specialist Office of Safety and Youth Development

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/sharon-delaney/27/156/a5a

Delaney, Sharon [MC????]
Lead Support Team Specialist Office of Safety and Youth Development
Greater New York City Area
Education Management

Specialties
Assistant Scoutmaster
Boy Scout Troop 65
St. Helena Parish, Bx, N.Y.

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Dear John,

I believe that Sharon is a member of the Class of 1982.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Delaney, Sharon [MC1982]

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2013-Feb-13

PRAYERSREQUESTED: for the son of Murphy, Jim [MC1952 RIP]

Good Evening,

John Nason asks our prayers for the Son of his classmate and close friend, Jim Murphy ‘ 52. Jim’s Son, Michael died peacefully last week surrounded by his Mother, Mrs. Marge Murphy, his five siblings, Catherine, Chris, James, Matthew, Patricia and a Jesuit Priest. John tells us that Michael’s life brought joy to many including John and Jeanne. Jim, Michael’s Father, died just 14 months ago. We pray for the repose of Michael’s soul and ask that the Lord watch over Michael’s Mother, Marge, who has suffered two great losses in such a short period of time. Please keep Michael, Marge, their family and friends in your prayers during this very difficult time. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

Nason, John (MC1952)

[JR: Upsetting in that mothers shouldn’t have to bury their husband and their child. Especially when we have so many politicians we could spare easily! Makes me sad.]

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2013-Feb-13

PRAYERSREQUESTED: Keating, Kevin S. Sr. [MC1964 RIP]

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
Feb 12 (1 day ago)

Tom McCarthy has shared some sad news, the death of Fellow Jasper, Kevin Stephen Keating, Sr., ‘ 64. Some of us knew Kevin at Manhattan and he will be missed by many. A proud Jasper who no doubt kept the memory of Manhattan College visible wherever he was. Included below is Kevin’s Obituary from the Palm Beach Post, West Palm Beach Florida. Please keep Kevin, his wife Nancy, their children Barbara and Kevin and their family in your prayers as we pray for the repose of the soul of this loving Husband, Father, Pop Pop and Jasper. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

http://images.burrellesluce.com/image/9393A/9393A_7217
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Sweeney, Peter (MC1964)
Feb 12 (1 day ago)

Kevin was a class mate of mine and a relative of the O’Neill family who sent sons Pat and Jimmy to MC. Kevin was thus a regular at our former James K. O’Neill Memorial golf outing which sadly was discontinued a few years back when the matriarch of the O’Neill family was called Home.

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Keating, Kevin S. Sr. [MC1964 RIP]

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2013-Feb-14

JLINKEDIN: Gurney, Sloan [MC1989] Owner/Captain at Black Rock Sportfishing/Orient Point Fishing

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

Gurney, Sloan [MC1989]
Owner/Captain at Black Rock Sportfishing/Orient Point Fishing
Orient, New York (Greater New York City Area)
Fishery

Summary

Owning/operating high end charter fishing business. Clients include friends and family fishing trips, business entertainment fishing trips. Take your clients out fishing to create lasting bonds. Come with your friends and have a great time. We always catch fish, guaranteed.

Commercial Fishing for 30 yrs, Licensed Coast Guard Captain for 27 years.
38′ Hatteras Sportfish Yacht

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2013-Feb-14

JLINKEDIN: Riddle, Peter [MC1986] Owner, Empowered Learning Institute Inc.

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/peter-riddle/13/762/a18

Riddle, Peter [MC1986]
Owner, Empowered Learning Institute Inc.
Greater New York City Area
Education Management

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2013-Feb-15

JLINKEDIN: Killeen, Brian [MC1976] President & CEO at Your Robe Source, LLC

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/brian-killeen/4b/a96/34b

Killeen, Brian [MC????]
President & CEO at Your Robe Source, LLC
Hartford, Connecticut Area
Hospitality

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Dear John,

I believe that Brian is a member of the Class of 1976.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Killeen, Brian [MC1976]

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2013-Feb-15

JOY: as in ,Bundle of Martin, Margaret (MC1998) cites the output of Martin, Michael [MC1998] role

[JR: I am away from my usual tools. But I was too excited NOT to share it. I’ll fix it up when I get to a real computer!]

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Martin, Margaret (MC1998)

Martin, Michael [MC1998]

[JR: Mozel Tov!  ]

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2013-Feb-16

JOBIT: Madonna, Joseph G. [MC???? RIP]

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lohud/obituary.aspx?n=Joseph-Madonna&pid=163080873

Joseph G. Madonna Esq. (1930 – 2013)
Obituary

Madonna, Esq, Joseph G.

Joseph G. Madonna, Esq. of Mamaroneck formerly of Scarsdale, entered into eternal rest on February 15, 2013.

Joe was born on November 6, 1930 to Joseph and Sylvia (Moskowitz) Madonna. After graduating Manhattan College and Fordham Law School, Joe had a distinguished career as a real estate development attorney.

He retired as Commisioner of Development from the City of New Rochelle in 2000. On January 1, 1987 he married the love of his life, Rachael.

To cherish his memory, he leaves behind three children Joseph (Cynthia) Madonna, Joan Marie (Dan) Wycoff and Alfred Madonna. He is the beloved brother of Nicholas (Phyllis) Madonna and Paul (Theresa) Madonna. In addition to his adored wife Rachael are his loving stepchildren Laura Caccavale and Joseph (Leticia) Tantillo. His greatest joy was being Pop-Pop to his cherished grandchildren Jenna and Julia Caccavale and Joseph and Justin Tantillo.

Visitation is Monday from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at Coxe and Graziano Funeral Home, 767 E. Boston Post Road. Mamaroneck. A Funeral Mass will celebrated on Tuesday 11am at St. Pius X Church in Scarsdale. For more information or to place an online condolence visit http://www.coxeandgraziano.com

Published in the The Journal News on February 17, 2013

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Madonna, Joseph G. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/lohud/guestbook.aspx?n=joseph-madonna&pid=163080873&cid=full

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2013-Feb-16

JLINKEDIN: Martin, John J. [MC1976] Senior Vice President at Clark Patterson Lee

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/john-j-martin-p-e/13/7b4/921

Martin, John J. [MC1976]
Senior Vice President at Clark Patterson Lee
Johnson City, New York (Ithaca, New York Area)
Civil Engineering

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2013-Feb-16

ENDNOTE: and the Clovers are surprised when it doesn’t work out?

http://dailyreckoning.com/revolving-zombies/

Revolving Zombies »

Bill Bonner discusses the corruption in the US government, referencing Elizabeth Fowler, a lobbyist for Wellpoint Insurance, and the shaping of US health care policy.

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and the Clovers are surprised when it doesn’t work out?

Sorry, but it’s “crony capitalism” at its worst.

Argh!

If the Congress didn’t assume unConstutional powers to: (1) reward their friends; (2) punish their enemies; and (3) feather their own nests!

Argh!

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