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JASPER JOTTINGS Week 50 – 2013 December 15

JASPER JOTTINGS Week 50 – 2013 December 15

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

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2013/jj2013W50.html

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POSITRACTION: On “the gentle power” of gratefulness

2013-Dec-08

http://www.ted.com/speakers/br_david_steindl_rast.html

Brother David Steindl-Rast, a Benedictine monk, meditates and writes on “the gentle power” of gratefulness.

Many first met Brother David Steindl-Rast through a viral video called “Nature. Beauty. Gratitude,” where Louie Schwartzberg’s footage of time-lapse flowers in bloom is narrated by Brother David’s moving words asking us to simply be … grateful. Since 1953, Brother David has been a monk of Mount Saviour Benedictine monastery in New York, dividing his time between hermitic contemplation, writing and lecturing. He’s the cofounder of gratefulness.org, supporting ANG*L (A Network for Grateful Living).

He was one of the first Roman Catholics to participate in Buddhist-Christian dialogue, and is the author of The Ground We Share, a text on Buddhist and Christian practice, written with Robert Aitken Roshi. His other books include Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer and Deeper Than Words. His most recent book is 99 Blessings, a series of prayers for the general reader — whether people of faith, agnostics, or uncertain.

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ADMINISTRIVIA: The weekly issue was approved at Yahoo last night

2013-Dec-08

The weekly issue was approved at Yahoo last night …

… but my emailed copies haven’t arrived yet. Hope that’s just my problem; not Yahoo’s.

Argh!

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JEMAIL: Kuhn, Rob (MC1973) offers two more filters

2013-Dec-08

John,

Here are two other “filters” for the Pope’s words; one is overt while the other just happens to parallel the thrust. I think you’ll find them interesting and thought-provoking — if disagreeable — reading.

Enjoy the holidays,

Rob Kuhn (’73)

The New Yorker
December 4, 2013
Who Belongs to the Lower Middle Class, and Why Does It Matter?
Posted by Vauhini Vara

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/currency/2013/12/who-belongs-to-the-lower-middle-class-and-why-does-it-matter.html?utm_source=tny&utm_campaign=generalsocial&utm_medium=facebook

The Guardian
David Simon
The Observer, Saturday 7 December 2013
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‘There are now two Americas. My country is a horror show’
The creator of The Wire, David Simon, delivered an impromptu speech about the divide between rich and poor in America at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas in Sydney, and how capitalism has lost sight of its social compact. This is an edited extract.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/08/david-simon-capitalism-marx-two-americas-wire

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MOBIT: Alma Mater Mourns Brother Francis Bowers, Former Provost and Dean

2013-Dec-09

Manhattan College Mourns Brother Francis Bowers, Former Provost and Dean

Brother Francis Bowers, FSC, Ph.D., passed away on Dec. 6.

The Manhattan College community mourns the death of Brother Francis Bowers, FSC, Ph.D., former provost and academic vice president, and dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. Br. Francis passed away peacefully on Dec. 6 at the age of 93.

A native of New York City, Br. Francis was born Robert William Bowers in 1920. He graduated from Cathedral Boys High School and had a brief career on Wall Street before joining Manhattan College, where he would spend more than half a century.

“Brother Francis contributed greatly in many ways to the College, serving selflessly and always cheerfully wherever he was needed over the course of 54 years,” said Brennan O’Donnell, president of the College. “He was, first and foremost, an extraordinarily dedicated and effective teacher who challenged and inspired three generations of Jaspers. His life was a gift to his students and a blessing to his colleagues.”

In 1959, Br. Francis began his career with Manhattan College as a summer session instructor of English for three consecutive years. During his tenure at the College, he served as associate professor of English and World Literature; chair of the graduate and undergraduate English departments; dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, provost and academic vice president of the College; and academic adviser for intercollegiate athletes. Br. Francis was inducted into the Manhattan College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2004 for his involvement with Jasper student-athletes.

Before Manhattan College, Br. Francis also taught in the New York-area at Ascension School (1946-48), St. Augustine High School (1948-51), and St. Peter’s Boys High School (1951-53). In addition, he was an instructor at De La Salle College in Washington, D.C. (1953-59).

Br. Francis entered the Brothers of the Christian Schools in 1942 at the Barrytown, N.Y., Novitiate. In 1946, he graduated with a B.A. from The Catholic University of America, earned his M.A. from Fordham University in 1952, and also received his Ph.D. from Catholic in 1959.

The funeral arrangements for Br. Francis include:

Viewing:

Monday, Dec. 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. at De La Salle Hall (810 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ)
Tuesday, Dec. 10 a viewing and wake at Christian Brothers Community, Chapel of St. Benilde (4415 Post Road Bronx, NY) from 3 to 8 p.m. (wake service at 7:30 p.m.)

Funeral:

A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 10 a.m. at Manhattan College’s Chapel of De La Salle and his Brothers (4513 Manhattan College Parkway Riverdale, NY) with a viewing from 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Valhalla, N.Y.

Posted on December 08, 2013

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JUPDATE: Peers, Stephan R. [MC1974] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

2013-Dec-09

JFOUND: Peers, Stephan R. [MC1974] Impac Mortgage Holdings
2013-Dec-01
http://www.marketwatch.com/investing/stock/imh/insiders?pid=53248

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Dear John,

I believe that Stephan is a member of the Class of 1974.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Peers, Stephan R. [MC1974]

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JOBIT: Buckley, Gerald ‘Jerry’ F. [MC1964 RIP]

2013-Dec-09

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lohud/obituary.aspx?n=Gerald-Buckley&pid=168425222

Gerald F. (Jerry) Buckley
Obituary

Buckley, Gerald (Jerry) F.

Gerald (Jerry) F. Buckley, of New City, passed away on December 7, 2013 surrounded by his loving family after a long, courageous battle with Lupus.

Jerry was born November 12, 1942 to Helen (Mulrooney) and Gerald Buckley. He grew up in Brooklyn, attending Holy Cross Grammar School and St. Augustine High School. Jerry graduated with a business degree from Manhattan College in 1964. While at Manhattan he was an outstanding half-miler as a member of the Jasper track team. He continued to compete for many years after college for the New York Athletic Club, and later served as the President of the Manhattan College Spiked Shoe Alumni Club.

Jerry also received his M.B.A. from St. John’s University. He began his teaching and coaching career at Nazareth High School in Brooklyn. At Nazareth he coached many outstanding teams and was inducted into their Hall of Fame as a coach in 1988. After moving to Rockland County in 1973 he continued his teaching career in the Business Department at Clarkstown North High School. He taught there for nearly 30 years and was loved by many. While at Clarkstown North, he coached the varsity boys’ track team for several years.

Jerry also served as moderator of the DECA Business Club and implemented a student internship program. He was an active member of St. Augustine’s Parish in New City, serving as a religion teacher, Eucharistic Minister, and Lector. Jerry was a man of faith who loved his family, friends, and a good long run.

He is survived by his wife and best friend of 43 years Sheila (Kelly) Buckley, his children: Jerry and wife Bernadette of Jacksonville, Fl., Colleen and husband Gene Dove of Monroe, NY, Patrick and wife Allison, of New City. Jerry loved his grandchildren “The Big Ten”: John 17, Patrick 12, Daniel 10, Shannon 10, Erin 8, Anna 7, Ryan 6, Catherine 5, Julia 5, and Joseph 3. He is also survived by sister in law Ann Kelly of Sayville, N.Y. and many dearly loved cousins.

Jerry was known as a true gentleman and will be deeply missed by all. Family will receive visitors on Tuesday, December 10 and Wednesday, December 11 at Michael J. Higgins Funeral Home in New City from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s on Thursday, December 12 at 10am. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Michael J. Higgins Funeral Service Inc. 321 S. Main Street New City, NY 10956 (845) 634-6110 http://www.mjhigginsnewcity.com

Published in the The Journal News on Dec. 9, 2013

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Buckley, Gerald ‘Jerry’ F. [MC1964 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/lohud/guestbook.aspx?n=gerald-buckley&pid=168425222&cid=full#sthash.Mnx6kWEC.dpbs

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JOBIT: Haase, Richard Joseph [MC1954 RIP]

2013-Dec-09

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Richard-Haase&lc=4630&pid=168386082&mid=5765781

In Memory of
Richard Joseph Haase
October 6, 1932 – December 6, 2013
Obituary

Haase, Richard Joseph

October 6, 1932 – December 6, 2013

Richard Joseph Haase, 81, passed away peacefully in his Sarasota home on Friday morning, surrounded by family. Richard is predeceased by his parents Charles and Kathleen Haase and his brother Charles Haase Jr.

Richard was born in Manhattan, NY to Charles and Kathleen “Kitty” Haase, and was the youngest of three children; brothers Charles and James. Richard attended St. Anne’s Academy High School and graduated from Manhattan College. His first job out of college was with the Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River, MD. He enjoyed a short career with the CIA designing communications equipment, which gave him the opportunity to live and travel to countries such as Turkey, Germany, and Israel. He retired from Lockheed Martin/L3 Communications after 33 years where he worked as a Senior Principal Engineer.

In 1955, he married and had four children, Richard Jr., James “Jim”, Christine “Tina”, and Peter. Post his wife Christine Peña’s passing, Richard was blessed to have found love again and married Jeanette Eyster in 1996. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and The Knights of Columbus. He had a very successful and rewarding life. Richard especially loved spending time with family and friends. He displayed tremendous bravery during his short battle with lung cancer and will be fondly remembered for his gentle caring nature, charming personality and great sense of humor.

He leaves behind his loving wife, Jeanette, of seventeen years; children Richard Haase, Jr., James Haase, Tina (Don) White, Peter Haase, Tena (JR) Wilson, Bobby (Charlotte) Walkup; brother James (Anna Marie) Haase and sister-in-law Patricia Haase; grandchildren Donald (Christine) White, Theresa (Christopher) Hoegstrom, Tyler White, Andrew Haase, Caitlynn Haase, Jennifer, Coby, and Missy; great-grandchildren Mia, Ben, Travis, Alex, and Halle; and many nieces and nephews; all of whom he loved dearly.

Visitation will be held at Palms-Robarts Funeral Home on Friday, December 13th from 4-7pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick Catholic Church on Saturday, December 14th at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Richard’s memory to Tidewell Hospice. Condolences may be offered at http://www.palmsrobartsfuneralhome.com.

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Haase, Richard Joseph [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

I believe that Richard is a member of the Class of 1954.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Haase, Richard Joseph [MC1954 RIP]

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JEMAIL: McCarra-Fitzpatrick (MC 1989) hits the mark again

2013-Dec-09

MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick (MC1989) has a poem, “Broken Notes” forthcoming in the September 2014 issue of The Echo Room (#4), edited by Mr. Brendan Cleary.

http://www.pighog.co.uk/titles/the-echo-room.html

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JOBIT: Moore, James Joseph Jr. [MC???? RIP]

2013-Dec-10

http://www.tributes.com/show/James-Joseph-Moore-97299513

James Joseph Moore, Jr., 86, of West Hartford, died peacefully on December 7, surrounded by his loving family. Known affectionately as “The Chief” to all who loved him, he was a lifelong educator, beloved for his wry humor, quiet passions, graceful athleticism — and, above all, for the remarkable toasts, graces, and speeches that marked every family gathering, causing everyone to reach for tissues when the familiar sheaf of yellow lined pages appeared.

Dr. Moore grew up in Oyster Bay, NY, and attended St. Dominic High School, where he was class president, editor of the school newspaper and star pitcher for the baseball team. He played semi-pro baseball after high school, and earned an invitation to try out for the Philadelphia Phillies, but opted instead to attend Manhattan College and pursue his dream of becoming an educator. Thereafter, he earned his Master’s Degree from Hofstra University, and his Ed.D from St. John’s University in 1967.

After becoming a classroom teacher and principal in Glen Cove, NY, he had the opportunity to participate in a progressive educational project run by the Harvard School of Education in the Lexington, Mass. school district. This program, which ran for six consecutive summers, had a defining effect on his educational philosophies, and inspired his move to West Hartford in 1967, where he joined the public school system as Director of Instruction. Throughout his career in the West Hartford Public Schools, he maintained his focus on teachers and the classroom, working as Director of Curriculum and Staff Development, and Director of Personnel. When asked to describe his work, he would always say he loved “teaching teachers how to teach.” In his final professional years, he was delighted to return to the school setting, working as principal of Morley Elementary School. After leaving WHPS, he continued his advocacy for teaching through work with Capitol Region Education Council (CREC), and the University of St. Joseph School of Education.

He is survived by his beloved wife and partner Winnie, with whom he created a passionate, vibrant sense of family. He also leaves six children and their families: James and Susan Moore, of Athens, Ga., Michael and Colleen Moore of Stamford, Conn., Winnie and Greg Carey of Holliston, Mass., Mary-Alice Moore and Chris McAleese of Fairfield, Conn., Kevin Moore of New London, and Patrice and Larry Vogt of Chatham, NJ.; twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The Moores were members of St. Peter Claver Church in West Hartford, where Jim enjoyed the quiet personal ritual of attending daily morning mass.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Foundation for West Hartford Public Schools, http://www.fwhps.org. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday December 10 at 10:00 a.m. at the Church of St. Peter Claver 47 Pleasant St. West Hartford. Burial will be private. Visitation will be held TODAY December 9 from 4-8 p.m. at the Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home 136 South Main St., West Hartford. For online condolences and directions please visit http://www.taylorandmodeen.com
Funeral Services
Previous
Visitation

Monday, December 09
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM [Add to Your Calendar]
Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home
136 South Main Street West Hartford, CT 06107
Mass of Christian Burial
Tuesday, December 10
10:00 AM [Add to Your Calendar]
Church of Saint Peter Claver
47 Pleasant Street West Hartford,

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Moore, James Joseph Jr. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: same link

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JOBIT: Moloney, Bro. Matthew [MC1949 RIP]

2013-Dec-10

http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2013/12/bro_matthew_moloney_94.html

Bro. Matthew Moloney, 94
Staten Island Advance By Staten Island Advance
on December 10, 2013 at 5:48 AM, updated December 10, 2013 at 5:51 AM

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Brother Matthew Moloney, 94, of Lincroft, N.J., a teacher and a Christian Brother for 75 years, died Friday in De La Salle Hall, Lincroft.

Born in Brooklyn, he graduated in 1938 from St. Joseph’s Juniorate High School in upstate Barrytown, Dutchess County, and became a novice the same year. He took his final vows to the Brothers of the Christian Schools in 1944.

Brother Matthew earned his bachelor’s degree from Catholic University, Washington, D.C., in 1943. He received master’s degrees in history in 1949 and theology in 1968 from Manhattan College, the Bronx, and psychology in 1955 from the University of Detroit (Mich.). He was a member of the Child Caring Institute of New York State.

He taught at St. Peter’s Boys’ High School from 1978 to 1982, and again from 1988 to 2004. He taught at other schools including St. Augustine’s School, Manhattan; St. Joseph’s School, Detroit; St. Jerome’s School, the Bronx, La Salle School, Albany; St. Raymond’s School, Manhattan; Manhattan College; La Salle Academy, Manhattan and Sacred Heart High School in Yonkers, Westchester County.

The funeral will be Wednesday with a mass at 1:45 p.m. in De La Salle Hall in Lincroft. Arrangements, including cremation, were handled by the Higgins Memorial Home, Freehold, N.J.

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Moloney, Bro. Matthew [MC1949 RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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JNEWS: Sackey, Albert [MC2003] 2014 Connecticut Middle School Assistant Principal of the Year

2013-Dec-10

http://blog.ctnews.com/realtime/2013/12/06/western-middles-albert-sackey-is-connecticuts-new-assistant-principal-of-the-year/

Western Middle’s Albert Sackey is Connecticut’s new Assistant Principal of the Year
Posted on December 6, 2013 | By Paul Schott

Western Middle School Assistant Principal Albert Sackey has been named the 2014 Connecticut Middle School Assistant Principal of the Year by the Connecticut Association of Schools and the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

“From the time we heard of this great honor for Al Sackey, we have all been thrilled for him,” Superintendent of Schools William McKersie said in a statement. “Al Sackey is one of our prized administrators. His dedication to his students and strong spirit of collaboration among his colleagues have been an inspiration to us all.”

A Western Middle School Science teacher nominated Sackey for the award.

Western Middle School Principal, Gordon Beinstein said in his letter of recommendation, which was included in the nomination packet for Sackey:

“[Sackey is] student centered, supportive of staff and understanding of the struggles of parenting this age group. I could not have asked for a better partner to help me to lead in my first year at Western Middle School…. While adept at all aspects of the job, Al is first, and foremost, an instructional leader…One of Mr. Sackey’s greatest strengths is his ability to relate and work with middle school students… He is an insightful listener and can determine the appropriate strategy for students that will allow them to succeed.”

The award recognizes administrators who have “demonstrated excellent leadership commitment to staff and students, service to their communities, and contributions to the overall profession of educational leadership.”

An educator for thirteen years, Sackey started at Western as an assistant principal in 2008.

Sackey received a Bachelor of Science degree in Justice and Policy Studies from Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C. in 1998; a Master of Science degree in Special Education from Manhattan College in Bronx, N.Y. 2003; and a Master of Science degree in School Administration and Supervision from Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. in 2004.

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Sackey, Albert [MC2003]

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JFOUND: Monique [MC????] veterinary technician

2013-Dec-10

http://www.southportveterinarycenter.com/staff/

Monique attended Manhattan College and received her bachelors degree in Biology. Currently, she is taking classes to become a licensed veterinary technician. In the future, Monique hopes to become a veterinarian. Here, Monique is an asset to the group. Her optimistic attitude and good spirit is always uplifting. As a technician Monique’s skills shine. She is excellent at what she does and will someday make a wonderful doctor. Monique currently owns a shih-tzu named Willet and a rabbit.

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Monique [MC????]

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JNEWS: Quinn, Peter [MC1969] Dry Bones, the third and final installment

2013-Dec-11

http://irishamerica.com/2013/12/the-history-mystery-man/

The History-Mystery Man
Peter Quinn
By Tom Deignan
December / January 2014

The author Peter Quinn, whose third and final installment of the Detective Fintan Dunne trilogy was released in October, talks to Tom Deignan.

It’s been nearly 20 years since Peter Quinn’s epic Banished Children of Eve, arguably the greatest novel of the New York Irish, was published. Over the course of 600 pages, Quinn depicts the city in all its gore and glory, as the Irish and others struggle to find a place in America, which had absorbed wave after wave of Famine immigrants, only to then be plunged into a bloody Civil War. With extraordinary attention to detail and a diverse cast of characters, Quinn presents the causes and consequences of these seismic events, including the Draft Riots of 1863, and raises important questions about the Irish, immigration, assimilation and the myth of the melting pot.

“Once the Irish stepped off those boats, they were different people. Because now they had to deal with all these other people,” Quinn said recently, seated in the back room of the Old Town bar on East 18th Street in Manhattan.

Now 66, Quinn was alternately comic and reflective, irreverent and earnest, over the course of a wide-ranging interview that covered his writing career, the Irish in America, as well as his latest book, Dry Bones, the third and final installment in his celebrated Fintan Dunne trilogy.

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JFOUND: Ross, Erica [MC2000] Sales Engineer at Baltimore Aircoil Company

2013-Dec-11

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/erica-ross/4/188/525

Ross, Erica [MC2000]
Sales Engineer at Baltimore Aircoil Company
Greater New York City Area
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering

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JFOUND: Jederlinic, Peter J. [MC1974] Central Maine Medical Group

2013-Dec-11

http://www.cmmgcare.org/spotlightdetails.php?physid=1070&page=7

Peter J. Jederlinic, M.D.
Department: Pulmonology
Degrees: B.S., Manhattan College, Bronx, N.Y.; M.A., Columbia University, New York City
Residency: Internal medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Fellowships: Pulmonary medicine, New England Medical Center Hospitals and Boston University School of Medicine, both in Boston; Research, National Institutes of Health, New England Medical Center Hospitals, both in Boston
Board Certification: Pulmonary medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Peter Jederlinic sees patients at:

Central Maine Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine
Accepting New Patients

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Jederlinic, Peter J. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Peter is a member of the Class of 1974.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Jederlinic, Peter J. [MC1974]

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MFOUND: Abner Doubleday didn’t invent baseball

2013-Dec-11

http://www.businessinsider.com/false-historical-facts-2013-11

14. Abner Doubleday didn’t invent baseball.

The Mills Commission, headed by then-president of the National League, Abraham Mills, was charged with determining the origin of America’s favorite pastime. The elected body ruled in 1907 that, to the best of its knowledge, Abner Doubleday, a Civil War general, invented baseball in Cooperstown, N.Y., in 1839. The town even became the site of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

But in his book, “Baseball And Blue In Gray: The national pastime during the Civil War,” George B. Kirsch, a professor of history at Manhattan College, explains that scholars put Doubleday at West Point in 1839, not in Cooperstown. Also, upon his death, Doubleday left no notes, letters, or papers about his role in the creation of baseball.

We don’t know who played the first game, though in 1938, Congress officially recognized Alexander Cartwright as the creator of modern version. He served as the founding father of the Knickerbocker Base Ball Club and finalized the diamond-shape. He’s in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, too.

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JOBIT: Small, Edward Anthony [MC1972 RIP]

2013-Dec-11

http://centraljersey.com/articles/2013/12/11/obituaries/ob_0001247957-01.txt

Edward Anthony Small, 69
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 5:14 PM EST

Edward Anthony Small, 69, of Belle Mead, NJ, passed away on Friday Dec. 6, 2013, due to complications of advanced stage kidney cancer.

Viewing will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 6 PM to 9 PM at Hillsborough Funeral Home in Hillsborough, NJ. His funeral mass will be held at 10 AM on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at St. Charles Borromeo in Skillman, NJ. Burial will follow at 2 PM at Washington Crossing National Cemetery in Newtown, PA.

Born and raised in New York City to John and Georgiana Small, Edward was raised in both New York City and, for a short time, Westbrook, ME. After graduating from high school at La Salle Academy, Edward began a long career with AT&T while studying electrical engineering at the Community College of New York. He was drafted in 1966 into the Army, where he served as an Aircraft Hydraulic Repair Specialist in Germany. Following an honorable discharge, Edward returned to his studies, eventually earning a B.S. in Business Administration from Manhattan College.

During this time, he resumed his work with AT&T and was responsible for manually switching network programming on television stations. In 1968, dedicated to his job, he received word to switch programming from a Jets/Raiders game to the movie Heidi, resulting in what is now referred to as the “Heidi Bowl.”

Despite this incident, Edward enjoyed a long and prominent career with AT&T, retiring after 30 years with the company. Even after retiring, he continued working as an independent contractor until June 2013.

Edward was happily married to Jeanie Small (nee Freeman) for 31 years. They raised their two children, Juliana Carpenter Small and Elizabeth Warren Small, in Belle Mead, NJ.

Edward was a patriot and truly passionate about American history, in particular the Revolutionary War and Civil War eras. In the same spirit, he was fascinated with genealogy and devoted nearly 30 years to tracing his family’s lineage all the way back to the time of Charlemagne.

In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations in Edward’s memory be made to the Cancer Research Institute, One Exchange Plaza 55 Broadway, Suite 1802 New York, NY 10006, http://www.cancerresearch.org/giving-to-cri. Hillsborough Funeral Home

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Small, Edward Anthony [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: none cited

[JR: A Jasper connection to the Heidi Bowl. I’ll never forget that!!!!]

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Dear John,

I believe that Edward is a member of the Class of 1972.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Small, Edward Anthony [MC1972 RIP]

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JFOUND: Wagner, Philip [MC1969] Founder at The Fusion Project

2013-Dec-12

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/philip-wagner/8/395/780

Wagner, Philip [MC1969]
Founder at The Fusion Project
San Francisco Bay Area
Primary/Secondary Education

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JOBIT: DiBartolo, Vincent [MC???? RIP]

2013-Dec-12

http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2013/12/vincent_dibartolo_89.html

Vincent DiBartolo, 89
By Staten Island Advance
on December 12, 2013 at 6:09 AM, updated December 12, 2013 at 6:10 AM

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Longtime Staten Islander Vincent DiBartolo, 89, of Arrochar, a retired manager for AT&T who enjoyed spending time with his family, died Tuesday at home.

Born in Manhattan, he spent summers in South Beach with his family until moving to Arrochar in 1956.

A graduate of DeWitt Clinton High School, he attended Manhattan College in the Bronx.

He worked for 42 years as a manager for AT&T in Manhattan, retiring in 1983.

Mr. DiBartolo was also the director and founder of Camp Spesmundi, Hope Falls, N.Y., a non-profit camp for underprivileged children, for 27 years.

In his leisure time, he enjoyed spending time with his family and taking them on vacation each year for his birthday. He also enjoyed playing golf and dancing.

Surviving are his wife of 29 years, the former Carol Roschbach; three sons, Joseph, Michael and Scott Vincent; a daughter, Lorraine D’Eretita; a stepson, James Gilbert; a stepdaughter, Kelly Brown, and 15 grandchildren.

The funeral will be Saturday from the A. Azzara Funeral Home, South Beach, with a mass at 11:30 a.m. in Holy Rosary R.C. Church, South Beach. Arrangements include cremation.

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DiBartolo, Vincent [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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Dear John,

I do not find anything in my ‘stuff’ for Vincent.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JHQ: Manhattan December 2013

2013-Dec-12

http://goo.gl/VyQlzu

Manhattan College Mourns Brother Francis Bowers, Former Provost and Dean

Brother Francis Bowers, FSC, Ph.D., former provost and academic vice president, and dean of the School of Arts and Sciences passed away peacefully on Dec. 6 at the age of 93.

College Welcomes Three Trustees

Manhattan College’s board of trustees welcomes Moira A. Kilcoyne ’83, co-chief information officer of global technology at Morgan Stanley; Marybeth McCall ’74, M.D., vice president and chief medical officer at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield; and Stephen J. Squeri ’81, ’86 (MBA), group president for global corporate services at American Express, to the board.

Kinesiology Professor Discusses State of Physical Education in New York City Public Schools

On Nov. 14, Manhattan College professor of kinesiology, Shawn Ladda, Ed.D., addressed this topic alongside her peers at the Citizens’ Committee for Children (CCC) of New York’s policy briefing, Making the Case for Physical Education in NYC Schools.

On Campus

Merry Christmas from Manhattan College

Enjoy a special Jasper rendition of The 12 Days of Christmas, rewritten to honor all things Manhattan and performed by the Manhattan College Singers. From all of us here at the College, we wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and best wishes for a happy, healthy new year!

Long-Serving College Employees Honored at Staff Convocation

Manhattan College staff and administrators celebrating milestone anniversaries and retirements were recognized at the Staff Convocation held on Nov. 18.
Athletics

Men’s Basketball Downs Monmouth 75-66, Improves MAAC Mark to 2-0
Manhattan overcame a six-point halftime deficit to defeat Monmouth 75-66 at Draddy Gymnasium on Dec. 8.

Wiekamp, Yamashiro Earn All-MAAC Honors
Ellie Wiekamp ’14 and Allie Yamashiro ’17 of the Manhattan College volleyball team received All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) recognition at the conference’s annual Postseason Awards Show from Siena College’s New Hall on Nov. 22.

Swimming Sweeps Baruch

Five ECAC/IC4A Qualifiers Highlight Manhattan Opener

The Manhattan College men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams kicked off the 2013-14 season with the annual Manhattan College Opener at Draddy Gymnasium on Dec. 6.

Alumni

The Spirit of Christmas Past: How Jaspers Saved the 1963 Christmas Concert
Traditions are at the heart of the holidays. At Manhattan, one of the most enduring yet ever-evolving traditions is the annual Christmas concert, when the College community comes together for an evening of celebration and song.

Trailblazing Women Remember Transformative Moments at Manhattan College
Members of the College community gathered to celebrate 40 years of coeducation at Manhattan with a special panel presentation.

Upcoming Alumni Pregame Receptions

Manhattan vs. Buffalo Saturday, Dec. 21
Join other Jaspers before Manhattan takes on Buffalo at the Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational at the Barclays Center (620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY). The pregame reception will start at 12 p.m. at Woodland Restaurant (242 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY).

Alumni Men’s Basketball Game Sunday, Jan. 12
Prior to the men’s basketball game against Marist at 2 p.m., more than 30 Manhattan basketball alumni will take part in the alumni game, including Jasper greats from the last four decades. Former basketball players interested in participating may contact Russ Williams ’92 at russwilliamsgid@gmail.com »

A reception, sponsored by the Jasper Athletic Club, will be held following the alumni game, at 12:30 p.m. To RSVP for the reception, please email Noah LeFevre at noah.lefevre@manhattan.edu »

During halftime of the Marist game, Manhattan will hold a special recognition ceremony honoring the late Jasper great, Junius Kellogg ’53.

Manhattan vs. Siena Friday, Feb. 21

Join us for our annual gathering as the men’s team faces the Siena Saints at the Albany Times Union Center (51 South Pearl St., Albany, NY).

MC Highlights

WELCOME, PARENTS! Stay in touch with your student’s campus life. Update your contact information at manhattan.edu/parents.

Faculty and Student Accomplishments

*Please submit all faculty and student accomplishments through the online form.

JASPER SCRENSAVERS
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IN THE NEWS
Read news articles highlighting Manhattan College, our programs, and the activities and accomplishments of our community here.

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JEMAIL: Kilgannon, Brian [MC1976] remembers Buckley, Gerald ‘Jerry’ F. [MC1964 RIP]

2013-Dec-12
Bob & Noreen, Vin & Kathy, Prayer Group,

Below is an email an email sent to me by Fellow Jasper and Prayer Group Member Brian Kilgannon ‘ 76. Brian’s beautiful words so well express and capture the essence of a very good man. I want to share this heartfelt tribute. Bob and Vin, I hope that you are able to share this with Jerry’s family and your Team Mates. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

From Brian Kilgannon;

I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Jerry Buckley.

I first met Mr. Buckley in 1964, when he was a day camp counselor, along with my sister, at Tilden Day Camp in Brooklyn. He was handsome, charismatic and very friendly in a caring way to a nine year old, namely me. Later, I had Mr. Buckley as my Economics teacher in Nazareth High School, and I remember my grades in Economics were so good that he exempted me from the Economics final in 1972.

Jerry Buckley is the one clear reason why I decided to go to Manhattan College. he was very proud of his association with Manhattan and I vividly recall him wearing his Manhattan College Spiked Shoe Club jacket to class.

Mr. Buckley was a gentleman and a fine athlete, an excellent role model to young men and an exemplar of what it is to be a Jasper.

We never anticipate the end. Our Christian faith instructs us in the resurrection of the soul and the transition to eternal life.

Jerry Buckley lives now in our memories, with his flashing smile and adherence to values ever present in the lives he touched.

For these good & wholesome memories I say thank you to Mr. Buckley, and each of us who were touched by his presence are better for having known him.

Brian Kilgannon ‘76

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JFOUND: Wisnieski, Adam [MC2007] Bronx-based reporter and editor

2013-Dec-12

http://www.citylimits.org/news/authors/666/adam-wisnieski

Adam Wisnieski

Adam Wisnieski is a Bronx-based reporter and editor. He has served as a web writer at NY1 News, a photo Editor at Major League Baseball Advanced Media, and a reporter and then associate editor at The Riverdale Press. He attended Manhattan College.

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Dear John,

I believe that Adam is a member of the Class of 2007.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Wisnieski, Adam [MC2007]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) asks for more prayers

2013-Dec-13

Good Morning All,

Dave Ellis, a friend, new member of our Retreat Team and Prayer Group asks for our prayers for his friend Al and his Wife, Jo. Al has been suffering with Pancreatic Cancer and the Doctors have just taken him off Chemo and he is about to start Hospice Care. We pray that Al and Jo will be comforted and strengthened spiritually and physically as they enter the final stage of this so difficult time. We pray that Al and Jo find the Peace of Jesus knowing that He will be watching over them and embracing Al in the Kingdom Of Heaven. Please keep Al, Jo and their family in your prayers.Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) reports good results

2013-Dec-13

We have received wonderful news from Ann Burke and her Brother-in-Law Rich regarding Ann’s Sister Ronnie who has been in our prayers as she underwent Lung Surgery. As Ann Said,

” Well, the prayers appear to be working once again. Thanks so much! The doctors in Denver were able to remove the necessary portions of Ronnie’s lungs using the less invasive procedure. Everything will be biopsed to confirm/determine what the bacteria is – and how she might have gotten it. Ronnie will remain in the hospital for 5 days, the first two days in the ICU. Thanks so much to everyone for all the prayers. They are very much appreciated – and if you would like to send a few more her way, that would be great!

Ronnie’s Husband, Rich says, ” We are ready to put this behind us. We are blessed to have friends and family as caring as you. We appreciate your prayers and all you do for us.”

Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JOBIT: Crosse, Lysle Grace [MC1973 RIP]

2013-Dec-13

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bennington/obituary.aspx?n=Lysle-Crosse&pid=168490576

Lysle Crosse
Obituary

Lysle Grace Crosse
1927-2013
MANCHESTER CENTER

Lysle Grace Crosse, a resident of Manchester Center, Vermont passed away on November 26, 2013 at her home. Born in New York City on April 14, 1927, the daughter of Nelson and Grace (Hickey) Niblock, she graduated from Christopher Columbus High School, and she earned a Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education from New York University and Master of Arts degrees in Education and Counseling Psychology from Manhattan College.

Lysle taught health, safety, and physical education at White Plains High School, in White Plains, New York, for over 35 years; she also taught at the New York City School for the Deaf and Florida Southern College.

Lysle was a member of the American Synchronized Aquatics Professional Performing Group, and she toured Europe and South America as a professional synchronized swimmer. Lysle was passionate about her animals and rescued many dogs over the years, she was an avid reader, and she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Lysle is survived by her daughter Heather Joy Crosse of Manchester Center; her son Scott Crosse and his wife Marcia of Arlington, Virginia; and her grandchildren Tyler and Harrison Crosse.

FUNERAL NOTICE: A celebration of Lysle’s life will be announced at a later date. If friends desire, memorial gifts in Lysle’s memory may be made to the Second Chance Animal Center, c/o Brewster & Shea Funeral Service, P.O. Box 885, Manchester Center, Vermont 05255. To send the family personal email condolences, please visit http://www.sheafuneralhomes.com. The family has entrusted arrangements to the care of Brewster & Shea Funeral Service, 34 Park Place, Manchester Center, Vermont.

Published in Bennington Banner on Dec. 12, 2013

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Crosse, Lysle Grace [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/bennington/guestbook.aspx?n=lysle-crosse&pid=168490576&cid=full#sthash.fbnnxG3l.dpbs

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Dear John,

I believe that Lysle received her Masters in 1973.

May She Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Crosse, Lysle Grace [MC1973 RIP]

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JOBIT: Del Gaudio, Walter Sr. [MC1954 RIP]

2013-Dec-13

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizensvoice/obituary.aspx?n=Walter-Del-Gaudio&pid=168511881

Walter Del Gaudio Sr.
Obituary

Dr. Walter Del Gaudio Sr. of Dallas passed away Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township, surrounded by his family.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Henry and Helen Matteo Del Gaudio.

He was a graduate of New Utrecht High School, New York City, and Manhattan College, where he received the physics and math awards for academic excellence.

He received his medical degree from State University of New York Downstate Medical School, and completed residencies at King’s County Hospital of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Strong Memorial Hospital of Rochester, N.Y. He was board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine and anesthesiology.

He served as a U.S. Air Force captain during the Vietnam War.

For many years while residing in New York City, he was a police surgeon for the New York City Police Department.

He was a skilled and caring physician who practiced pulmonary, critical care medicine, and anesthesiology in the Wyoming Valley for many years, as well as having served as professor of anesthesiology at the University of Rochester after completing his residency there.

Preceding him in death were his brothers, Vincent and Ernest Del Gaudio, and sisters, Anna Cassara and Tootsie Giordano.

Surviving are his wife of 27 years, the former Patricia Parrish; children, Lisa Del Gaudio, Forty Fort; Leslie Del Gaudio, Dallas; Dr. Lori Del Gaudio, Dallas; Dr. Walter Del Gaudio Jr. and his wife, Kavita, Shavertown; and Marisa Del Gaudio, Dallas; grandchildren, Matthew Brunn, Luke, Jake, Alex and Mia Del Gaudio and Audrey Del Gaudio; father-in-law, George Parrish; sisters-in-law, Antoinette Del Gaudio, Edith Del Gaudio and Betty Parrish; nieces and nephews; and many loving friends and neighbors. He is also survived by his beloved dog, Daphne.

The family wishes to thank the Geisinger Wyoming Valley nursing and medical staffs for exceptional care during his illness and special caregivers, Megan and Melissa.

A Blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Metcalfe-Shaver-Kopcza Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, with the Rev. Joseph Kearney of St. Benedict’s Parish, Wilkes-Barre, officiating.

Interment will be at the convenience of the family.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society , 712 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor, PA 18517, or a charity of the donor’s choice .

Published in Citizens’ Voice on Dec. 13, 2013

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Del Gaudio, Walter Sr. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/citizensvoice/guestbook.aspx?n=walter-del-gaudio&pid=168511881&cid=full#sthash.j8Kk9KQc.dpbs

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Dear John,

I believe that Walter is a member of the Class of 1954.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Del Gaudio, Walter Sr. [MC1954 RIP]

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JOBIT: Reidy, George P. [MC1938 RIP]

2013-Dec-13

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=George-Reidy&lc=2680&pid=168483488&mid=5770979

In Memory of
George P. Reidy
February 22, 1917 – December 10, 2013
Obituary

George P. Reidy, a husband of 66 years and a father of four, died Dec.
10 of old age at Connecticut Hospice. He was 96, and he lived in
Madison for most of the last 40 years.

A US Army veteran who rose to the rank of master sergeant, George
served in the World War II campaigns of North Africa and Italy. That
experience rendered him virtually immune to complaint. Whenever he was
asked how he was doing, he invariably replied, “Never better!” He
could be at a party. Or he could be in the hospital. It didn’t matter.
The answer was always the same: “Never better!”

But if George did not believe in airing out his complaints, he refused
to keep bad jokes to himself. He delighted in delivering a punch line
and causing people to laugh.

George was born to Irish immigrants in New York City, the youngest of
nine children. His birth date was Feb. 22,and he was christened George
Washington Reidy, perhaps because his parents were so proud to be new
Americans — or perhaps because they had simply run out of Irish
names. Fittingly, George Washington Reidy grew up in the Washington
Heights neighborhood of the city, and George Washington Reidy was the
name on his diploma from De La Salle High School.

In adulthood, however, George Washington Reidy preferred to go by
George Patrick Reidy, Patrick being both his confirmation name and the
name of his father.

As a young man, George aspired to be a doctor, but World War II
intervened just as he was about to start medical school. The Army made
good use of the science and math skills he had learned at Manhattan
College. By the time the war ended, he was proficient in the use of
the primitive computers that tracked logistics and military supply
chains.

That experience served George well during his professional career,
which include stints at Safeway supermarket chain and two
wine-and-spirits distributorships — a company then known as Star
Liquor Dealers of Long Island City, N.Y., and Hartley and Parker Ltd.
of Stratford.

In 1947, George was truly “Never better” than when he married the love
of his life, Claire (Krepley) Reidy. He loved Claire even more than he
loved the New York Yankees, which is saying a great deal.

A favorite childhood memory: Visiting the Yankee Stadium locker room
to meet Babe Ruth, who happened to be in the buff. “Hiya, kid,” the
birthday-suited slugger supposedly said.

George is survived by his wife, Claire, of Madison and his four
children — Christopher of Somerville, Mass.; Susan Reidy Ham of
Delavan, Wis.; David and his wife, Eileen, of Spring Lake Heights,
N.J., and Mark of Madison.

George also leaves two grandchildren — Christine Reidy of Daytona
Beach, Fla., and J.D. LaCarrubba of Belmar, N.J.

George was predeceased by his brothers and sisters and by his
daughter-in-law Martha Wigglesworth, wife of Christopher.

George took great pleasure in his extended family, and he was
especially fond of two nephews, Gerald and Richard Reidy, who allowed
him to revel in the role of patriarch.

George was also a favorite uncle of the Spina family.

A wake will be held at the Swan Funeral Home in Madison. The viewing
is from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13.

A funeral Mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. at St. Margaret’s Church in
Madison on Saturday Dec. 14.

The family would like to thank Connecticut Hospice, the Hearth, and
the Gables for the kind help they gave to George

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Reidy, George P. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: At the same link

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Dear John,

I believe that George is a member of the Class of 1938.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Reidy, George P. [MC1938 RIP]

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JNEWS: Horgan, Alison [MC2006] Program Development Assistant AmeriCorps VISTA

2013-Dec-13

http://www.capitalpridecenter.org/general/introducing-the-newest-member-to-our-pride-center-family/

Capital Pride Center > News > Center Support > Introducing the newest member to our Pride Center Family!
News
December 13, 2013
Introducing the newest member to our Pride Center Family!
Category: Center Support,General,Programs — Capital Pride Center @ 11:47 am

photo 1Hello Capital Region!

Let me take this time to introduce myself. My name is Alison Horgan and I am an AmeriCorps VISTA with Siena College working at The Pride Center of the Capital Region as a Program Development Assistant. In this role, I will be assisting with the development of the Pride Center’s youth program by strengthening its existing community connections and creating new ones.

I graduated from The Academy of the Holy Names in 2002 and went on to Manhattan College with a track scholarship, graduating Cum Laude in 2006 with two degrees; Psychology and Communications. After college, I moved back to Albany and briefly worked at La Salle Institute before accepting a position at the New York State Senate in the Office of the Majority Leader. I worked at the Senate for 6 years before taking a year off to join AmeriCorps. I will return to work for the Senate when my year of service is done, in August 2014.

When I first joined AmeriCorps in July 2013, I was living and working on the Gulf Coast in South Mississippi. It is true when they say “there’s no place like home.” While the beach and warm weather were a wonderful change and the work fulfilling, I missed my roots and transferred home.

What is AmeriCorps VISTA? Great question! Founded as Volunteers in Service to America in 1965, AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program designed specifically to fight poverty in America. Each VISTA member makes a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or public agency. With passion, commitment, and hard work, VISTA’s create or expand programs designed to bring individuals and communities out of poverty.

In addition to my professional career, I am a musician and vocalist. I have been performing in school and community theatre since 1997, have been a pianist since the age of 4, have been a member of my church choir since the age of 13, have sang in numerous vocal competitions and played keyboard and sang female lead vocals with a local rock and blues band. I am also a karaoke queen. Performing under the name ‘Ali Fabulous’, you can usually find me anywhere that has karaoke or an open mic night. I am also a hunter; a fact about me that surprises most people.

In closing, transferring home was the best decision I could have made. Since I have been home, I have felt the warmth and sense of community I so missed. Home to me isn’t just where the heart is; it is where my family is, where my love of music started, where my friends are and where my awareness for community service began. While I was away, I realized how important home is to me, and why I had to finish my year of service at home in my community, in my Albany.

Alison Horgan
Program Development Assistant
Siena College AmeriCorps VISTA
Pride Center of the Capital Region
332 Hudson Avenue
Albany, NY 12210

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Horgan, Alison [MC2006]

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JOBIT: Smith, Gregory J. [MC1987 RIP] December 1, 2013

2013-Dec-13

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/obituaries/bs-md-ob-gregory-smith-20131201,0,7773576.story

Gregory J. Smith, former Maryland Stadium Authority executive, dies at 48
By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun
6:14 p.m. EST, December 1, 2013

Gregory J. Smith, a sports consultant and former chief operating officer of the Maryland Stadium Authority, died of cancer Thursday at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Lake-Walker resident was 48.

Born in Buffalo, N.Y., he was the son of Dennis Smith, a banker and Mary Smith, a homemaker. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics at Manhattan College in Riverdale, N.Y., where he played Division 1 baseball. He then received a master’s degree in business administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

He initially worked in management at KPMG, an accounting services firm. He then founded his own company, Smith Sports International, and came to Baltimore nearly 15 years ago as president of Bay Runners franchise in the International Basketball League. The league folded after a year.

“Through his experience in gathering investors in the basketball team, he got to know Steve Bisciotti,” said his brother, Mark Smith of Baltimore. “As a young man, he said his ambition was to become the general manager of a professional baseball team.”

Mr. Smith became Mr. Bisciotti’s on-site representative for the Ravens’ practice facility in Owings Mills. He coordinated environmental issues, oversaw construction deadlines and kept the project within budget.

He remained a sports consultant and worked with the Arena Football League’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers.

“One of his biggest jobs was working for people who asked him to conduct due-diligence on the value of a team they were thinking about buying or investing in,” his brother, Mark, a federal employee, said.

In 2005, as chief operating officer of the Maryland Stadium Authority, he worked with local business leaders to lure musical events, college championships and religious gatherings to downtown Baltimore’s two stadiums. He was later named president of the Camden Yards Sports and Entertainment Commission.

In 2008 Mr. Smith became director of national business development for AccuRecord. He also remained a sports consultant and was recently involved in the management of the Denver Cutthroats, a minor league ice hockey team.

“Greg was able to share his talents to others with compassion and respect, in the business world, his charitable pursuits, and his personal endeavors,” said a friend, Chris Oswald of Baltimore. “His endearing personality and quick wit made people at ease in their relationships with him and his family.”

Mr. Oswald also said Mr. Smith knew the value of writing a note. “Greg never missed an opportunity to extend his sincere thanks with a note,” he recalled.

Friends said Mr. Smith was an active member of St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church. He assisted in running a successful $2 million capital campaign and in establishing a parish charity, the Grateful Hearts Fund, which assists families financially during a hardship.

“Greg was charming, gregarious and self-deprecating,” said a friend, attorney Stephen F. Fruin of Baltimore. “He was clever and outgoing and made friends easily. He was just a special guy. He lived to help you in any way he could.”

He founded a golf tournament at Rocky Point Golf Course to raise funds for St. Pius parochial school’s technology needs.

“When he saw need, Greg responded,” said Carol Pacione, St. Pius X pastoral life director. “And he had the ability to get others to do the same.”

Mr. Smith was a regular presence at Orioles and Ravens games. He was also a Buffalo Bills fans and was present for two of their Super Bowl games.

“At heart, Greg was a true Buffalonian,” said his brother-in-law, Bill Chave of Milton, Mass. “His devotion to the city’s ill-fated sports teams was surpassed only by his ability to embody that city’s ingrained sense of family, community and friendliness. He also had the ability to share that spirit.”

Friends said Mr. Smith never gave up his participating in active sports. He played third base on the St. Pius-Zen West softball team.

A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, 6428 York Road in Rodgers Forge.

In addition to his brother, survivors include his wife of 23 years, Mary Beth Chave, a financial coordinator; two sons, Peter Smith of Chicago and Jack Smith of Buffalo; two daughters, Peggy Smith and Bridget Smith, both of Baltimore; three other brothers, Stephen Smith of Albany, N.Y., Christopher Smith of Little Silver, N.J., and Jeremy Smith of East Greenwich, R.I.; and two sisters, Denise Smith of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Amy Luciano of Bridgeport, Conn.

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Smith, Gregory J. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

[JR: Google search is not the vacuum gleaner of the internet that everyone makes it seem. And, this didn’t show on Legacy.]

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Dear John,

I believe that Gregory is a member of the Class of 1987.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Smith, Gregory J. [MC1987 RIP]

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JHQ: Put up and took down a video?

2013-Dec-14
VIA EMAIL

manhattancollege has uploaded Christmas 2013 2

[JR: But by the time I go there, it’d been taken down?]

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JEMAIL: Fennell, Jim (MC1951) on Winn Dixie Christmas Decoration policy

2013-Dec-14

John

Just had a very interesting chat with the manager of a local Winn Dixie supermarket that is completely devoid of any Christmas decorations. He told me that corporate polcy prohibits any store provided Christmas decorations. Only when Christmas appears on items for sale is the term permitted. Maybe we should make them devoid of customers in area where they exist.

Merry Christmas

Jim Fennell’51

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Fennell, Jim (MC1951)

[JR: Wow, that’s a tough one. It’s their “free speech” and your “free association”. On one hand, I think that the “Christmas spirt” of many is fake, fraud, phony. In a way, it’s disrespectful. ChikFila with closing on Sunday and HobbyLobby on Obamacare are at least authentic. So, I’d suggest further investigation. Is the Winn Dixie policy “authentic”? For example, do they allow the Salvation Army kettle outside their store? Or prohibit it? That would be how I’d decide. Are they trying to be respectfully authentic and not deceiving you that “they care” when they don’t. I think I would prefer “authentic indifference” than “deceitful saccharine actions”. Merry and Happy to all. Remember I am a fan of Ebineezer, pre-conversion! ]

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JFOUND: DiMaria, Steve [MC????] Controller Boutique Hotel Group

2013-Dec-14

Steve DiMaria
Controller

Mr. DiMaria has 14 years of experience in the accounting industry and was Assistant Controller for Boutique Hotel Group for 5 years prior to his promotion to Controller. Mr. DiMaria currently overseas all aspects of financial controls, accounting and budgeting for BHG and is responsible for managing the company’s banking relationships. Prior to working at BHG, Mr. DiMaria held senior financial positions with Gotham Hospitality Group, Tishman Hotel Corporation, and ITT. He graduated from Manhattan College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting.

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DiMaria, Steve [MC????]

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ENDNOTE: Price and pauper in real life

2013-Dec-14

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/11/30/man-born-to-rich-parents-endures-life-of-poverty-after-hospital-accidentally-gave-him-to-wrong-couple-at-birth/

WORLD
MAN BORN TO RICH PARENTS ENDURES LIFE OF POVERTY AFTER HOSPITAL ACCIDENTALLY GAVE HIM TO WRONG COUPLE AT BIRTH
Nov. 30, 2013 10:15am Oliver Darcy

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A Japanese hospital was ordered Tuesday to pay a man nearly half-a-million dollars after they made an error decades ago and accidentally gave the man who was really born to a wealthy family to a less fortunate couple.

*** end quote ***

Nature versus nurture?

Life has no rewind function.

Wonder if more parents will do more DNA testing?

One never knows what you don’t know!

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