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JASPER JOTTINGS Week 51 – 2014 Dec 21

JASPER JOTTINGS Week 51 – 2014 Dec 21

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

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2014/jj2014W51.html

INDEX    

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CLASS INDEX

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[JR: Somethings don’t fit. Some have to be duplicated. And, it’s a manual process. Comments?]

POSITRACTION: Bet Olive Garden won’t offer that again

2014-Dec-14

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/11/29/when-you-see-what-this-guy-used-his-never-ending-pasta-pass-to-do-youll-have-a-new-understanding-of-what-generosity-really-means/

When You See What This Guy Used His ‘Never Ending Pasta Pass’ To Do, You’ll Have a New Understanding of What Generosity Really Means
Nov. 29, 2014 9:05am Zach Noble

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On his blog, Tribe explains that he worked hard to get as much use out of the pass as he could, staying up late to drive to different Olive Garden locations before their 10 p.m. closing time and spilling soup all over the backseat of his car as he sped around, trying to share as much free pasta with the world as possible during the seven weeks that the pass was valid.

When he decided to share pasta with the homeless, Tribe said he got a “incredible” lesson in generosity:

I was cruising around looking for someone homeless that I could give some pasta to. I finally found one sleeping in a park. I debated on whether or not it would be a good idea to wake her up, but in the end I decided to do it. I approached her and asked if she was hungry and would like some Olive Garden. She thanked me for the pasta and said she was going to share it with her friends. First of all, the initial thought of someone who has nothing was to share it with someone else–that’s pretty incredible. I asked where her friends were and she said behind that wall and motioned in the direction of a large wall. I walked over there and peeked around the corner and saw several people there. I went back to the car and got a few more bags of pasta and took it on over to them. I’m still blown away that the first thought of the lady receiving the pasta was to share with her friends.

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Wow, wish I’d thought of that.

A great idea.

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COMMENT: Rooney, Tom (MC1967) was lost and now is found

2014-Dec-14

I look forward to reviewing the info weekly and thank you for all the effort that goes into it. Add me to your email list. I got dropped when I changed emails. Now I have to look you up every week (not a problem. Have a great Christmas and a healthy 2015. Tom Rooney ’66

[JR: Reinvited.]

Rooney, John Peter (MC1965)

Rooney, Tom (MC1966)

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[JR: Well I screwed that up!]

I’m Tom Rooney not John. Actual graduation date was Jan ’67

Rooney, Tom (MC1967)

[JR: As a fat old white guy injineer, I’m not comfortable with names. We should just use our Alma Mater Student Ids — 801472E. How sad is that I still remember it. I know it’s written on the inside of my slide rule case. Still have it. Show the young folks at work what a real computer is. Sorry for the confusion.]

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COMMENT: McFadden, Michael J. [MC1973] enjoys the ramblins

2014-Dec-14

RESPONDING TO “IS IT WORTH IT”

Definitely!  Even though I mainly just scan for folks I might know each week, it’s a worthwhile connection to MC!  Plus I enjoy yer ramblins.

Michael

McFadden, Michael J. [MC1973]

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[JR: Ramblings? I don’t “ramble”. I’m not an old car (i.e., Rambler — pretty bad when you have to explain the jokes to the youngsters. Now let me adjust my tin foil hat so I can tilt that windmill over there. Laugh!]

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JLINKEDIN: Kozersky, Alex {MC1992] VP Employer Solutions at ConsumerMedical

2014-Dec-14

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/alex-kozersky/3a/91b/b86

Kozersky, Alex [MC1992]
Vice President, Employer Solutions at ConsumerMedical
Greater New York City Area
Health, Wellness and Fitness

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COMMENT: O’Connell, Bill (MC1959) has a Sunday morning routine

2014-Dec-14

Administrivia – Suggestions for next year.

John,

I thoroughly enjoy reading Jasper Jottings and it is part of my Sunday morning routine.  It is a great service to Jaspers everywhere and I hope you will continue to produce and send it each week.

Thanks for your longstanding work on Jasper Jottings and all the best.

Bill O’Connell, ’59

O’Connell, Bill (MC1959)

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JLINKEDIN: Alter, Rabbi Ken [MC1983] Colchester, Connecticut

2014-Dec-14

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/rabbi-ken-alter/45/736/6b4

Alter, Rabbi Ken [MC1983]

rabbi

Colchester, Connecticut
Religious Institutions

Summary

Education for over 30 years
Raise consciousness
Specialties:Blogging, writing, teaching
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JEMAIL: Toner, Mike (MC1972) thinks he was spiked?

2014-Dec-14

Hi John,

A few weeks ago you ran a story about WRCM (via the Quad), alma mater’s student-run radio station and the fact that it has gone silent.

I sent you the reply that is copied below. I was hoping you’d be able to include in this week’s JJ in the hopes it might bring some old WRCM listeners or colleagues “out of the woodwork” – but see that it was not included. Any particular reason – or did you spike me because I commented on your skepticism over the president’s birthplace?   :-)

mike toner
buffalo, ny
BEE ’72

Last week’s reply…

Dear f John,

I once again suggest you loosen the tinfoil hat regarding the president’s birthplace, etc…. :-)

Did want to comment on WRCM. I was involved with the station throughout my four years at alma mater, Fall ’68 – Spring ’72. When I arrived the station facilities were on an upper floor of De la Salle Hall, but moved to Thomas Hall shortly thereafter. The station was, as described, a carrier current station. During my years there was significant expansion to get transmitters in all of the dorms. This included the West Hill campus (the old sanitarium) in Fieldston. West Hill included some outside, overhead power lines which expanded the coverage area. You could sometimes hear the station driving north on the Thruway/Major Deegan around Moshulu Parkway. Club football was also enjoying a resurgence at the time and WRCM frequently provided play by play coverage of the away games. The cafeteria food service providers were often sponsors of the coverage and there were frequently clever limericks written as “commercials” for the food service sponsor. There were several on air marathons – including one from
the lounge of Jasper Hall. For those who remember the “No Say-No Pay” demonstration against a tuition increase in the spring of 1970, WRCM provided extensive coverage from “Jasper Liberation City” on the Quad. Those were heady times… I’d never heard anything of an FCC crackdown before this story. It is truly sad to hear that the station has gone silent.

mike toner
BEE ’72
Buffalo, NY

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Toner, Mike (MC1972)

MY RESPONSE:

First all, if I “spiked” everyone who disagrees with me, there’d be nothing here. I really didn’t see your submission otherwise it would have been in there. Don’t get enough input, so I always wonder if anyone reads this.

Then the radio station is a sad story. But if the students don’t care, not much anyone can do.

Finally, with respect to my “tin foil hat”, I don’t know where the President was born or much else about him. There are just “questions” that deserve an answer. Like did he claim “foreign student” status to get in to these various schools. What’s wrong with that question and why no answer? Remember, I’m a “proofer”; not a “birther”. :-) Subtle difference.

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JLINKEDIN: Shillingford, Serah [MC2012] Social Worker at Saint Dominic’s Home

2014-Dec-15

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/serah-shillingford/51/7ba/2b7

Shillingford, Serah [MC2012]
Social Worker at Saint Dominic’s Home
New City, New York
Individual & Family Services

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JFOUND: Brouwer, Kenneth [MC2009] CEO of Welsbach Electric Corp

2014-Dec-15

http://www.welsbachelectric.com/about-us/meet-team/ken-brouwer/

Kenneth (Ken) Brouwer
President & CEO
Welsbach Electric Corp.

As President & CEO of Welsbach Electric Corp., Ken oversees the operations and provides vision for the growth and evolution of Welsbach, one of the leading electrical contractors in the New York Metro area. Renowned for providing clients a vast array of diversified electrical services, Welsbach’s services range from lighting the streets lights of New York City, to installing the complex electrical and intelligent systems powering the bridges, tunnels, and subways that transect much of the New York Metro’s infrastructure, to projects for the New York Department of Environmental Protection.

An adept leader and business manager, Ken has created a corporate culture of integrity and discretion within Welsbach. Since becoming CEO, Ken continues to work tirelessly to create a culture that stresses the importance of EMCOR Group, Inc.’s values, especially the significance of safety and people.

Expertise

With over twenty years of experience in the electrical industry, Ken has a vast knowledge of the disciplines necessary for critical, successful project completion—everything from estimating to project management. As a result, Ken is able to help ensure that project delivery consistently meets clients’ most demanding requirements and highest expectations.

In addition to managing the company’s day-to-day business operations, he oversees conceptual electrical construction design, project budgeting and cost control, pre-construction services, contract negotiations and labor/management issue resolution.

Utilizing his comprehensive industry experience, Ken works daily to streamline policies, update procedures and look for new ways to approach existing practices. He values employees and has encouraged numerous employee friendly events over the past years, such as Game Day and Safety Day.

Ken attended Bergen Community College and Manhattan College. He’s held positions as an apprentice, journeyman, foreman, and general foreman, in addition to serving as an apprentice instructor for IBEW 164 JATC in Paramus, New Jersey.

He also holds, or has held, the following licenses and affiliations:

Journeyman Electrician Certification–IBEW
Licensed Electrical Contractor-State of NJ–License #13779
Master Electricians License-Westchester NY–License #1484
Graduate–IBEW National Training Institute
Various Certificates of completion for NECA continuing education courses
Joint Pension Board IBEW Local 164, Trustee; 2002–Present
Park Ridge, NJ Board Of Public Works, Board Member; 2003–2007 Park Ridge,
NJ Borough Council, Council Member
Bergen County Board of Special Education, Board Member
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Brouwer, Kenneth [MC2009]

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JNEWS: Reilly, James J. ‘Joe’ [MC1976] Laureate Award ACP

2014-Dec-15

http://triblive.com/news/allegheny/7313591-74/medicine-college-reilly#axzz3LzMnopfQ

Newsmaker: Dr. James Reilly
Sunday – Dec. 14, 2014
By Megan Harris
Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, 10:10 p.m.
Updated 14 hours ago

Noteworthy: Internal medicine physician Dr. James J. (Joe) Reilly received the Laureate Award from the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American College of Physicians during the chapter’s annual awards dinner this month in Hershey. The Laureate is the highest honor offered by the ACP.

Age: 60

Residence: Mt. Lebanon

Family: Wife, Kathleen Brannigan Reilly; children, Jim, Patrick, Caitlin; grandchildren, Connor, Claire, Annie

Background: Reilly joined Allegheny General Hospital as an attending physician in 1983 and now serves as vice chairman of medicine and general medicine division chief. He also teaches at Drexel University College of Medicine and Temple University School of Medicine.

Education: Graduated from Manhattan College in 1976, Hahnemann Medical College in 1980 and served his residency at the University of Pittsburgh in 1983.

Quote: “The American College of Physicians has always been the leading physician organization looking out for the welfare of patients and fostering education in internal medicine. Their mission has always been to promote patient care, so for them to recognize that same goal in me? It means a lot.”

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Reilly, James J. ‘Joe’ [MC1976]

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JBLOGGER: Aprile, Joseph [MC1966] poet “Fall Awakening”

2014-Dec-15

http://lyricalspace.blogspot.com/2014/12/fall-awakening.html

Fall Awakening

Posted 2 hours ago by Joseph Aprile

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https://plus.google.com/+JosephAprile/about

Aprile, Joseph [MC1966]
Works at Seattle Institute of Peace Studies
Attended Bronx HS of Science (1962)
Lives in Seattle, Washington

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JLINKEDIN: Carlo, Brian [MC1980] SVP HR at Frontier Communications

2014-Dec-15

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/brian-carlo/4/124/862

Carlo, Brian [MC1980]
SVP HR (Compensation, Sales Commissions, Benefits, HRIS, Risk Mgt and Safety & Security)
at Frontier Communications
Greater New York City Area
Telecommunications

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MNEWS: Jack Powers 25th NACDA/NIT Athletics Director Award

http://www.gojaspers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=688051

MC’S LEGENDARY JACK POWERS CHOSEN AS THE RECIPIENT OF THE 25TH NACDA/NIT AWARD
Courtesy: Manhattan Athletics Department
Release: 06/19/2006

Cleveland, Ohio (June 20, 2006)- Jack Powers, former executive director of the National Invitation Tournament, Manahttan College Director of Athletics, and Manhattan College Men’s Basketball head coach and player, has been chosen as the recipient of the 25th NACDA/NIT Athletics Director Award.

Powers will receive his award at the 41st Annual Convention of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), June 20-23. The ceremony will be held on Wednesday, June 21, at the James J. Corbett Awards Luncheon. The Convention is being held at the Sheraton and Marriott Hotels in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Jack Powers has been executive director of the National Invitation Tournament since 1988. He had previously spent nine years as the athletics director at his alma mater, Manhattan College. In that time, Jasper athletics experienced tremendous growth in both the men and women’s programs due to Powers’ efforts. During his tenure, Powers was also a member of the Executive Councils of the Eastern College Athletic Conference and the Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America; and was president of the Metropolitan Basketball Association, the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and the Tri-State Soccer League. Additionally, Powers was Manhattan’s representative to the Metropolitan Intercollegiate Basketball Association, the sponsoring body of the NIT.

Powers began his career as a high school basketball coach, but returned to his alma mater as the head men’s basketball coach in 1968. He led the team for 10 seasons, posting a record of 142-114. In 1973, the Jaspers won the ECAC Holiday Festival and made four appearances in the NIT. These accomplishments were achieved without a home court as Manhattan played their home games at Madison Square Garden. After leaving Manhattan, Powers paced the sidelines nine more times as the head coach of the NIT All Stars.

The recipient of numerous awards, Powers was inducted into the Manhattan College Hall of Fame, Catholic High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame, Brooklyn’s Old Timer Hall of Fame, Brooklyn’s Sports Foundation and the Mamaroneck High School Hall of Fame.

Powers earned his bachelor’s degree at Manhattan, where he was captain of the basketball team his team senior year. He led the Jaspers to the NCAA tournament twice and the NIT once. He completed his collegiate career with 1,139 points and was a 1958 draft pick of the Syracuse Nationals. He also earned his master’s degree from Hunter College.

On receiving word of his award, Powers said, “I would like to thank NACDA and Mike Cleary, NACDA’s executive director, for selecting me to be the recipient of the 2006 NACDA/NIT Athletics Administrators Award. For the past 19 years as the executive director of the NIT, I have had the privilege to present this prestigious award to many giants in the field of athletics administration. This year, I am honored to join the ranks of these successful administrators who have made a positive impact on many student-athletes. Once again, I thank you for having considered me deserving of this award.”

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COMMENT: Apoldo, Lou (MC1963) wants a chron index

2014-Dec-15

Administrivia suggestion for next year. Would it be possible to arrange the weekly index and the news reports/stories in chronological order by graduation year, so that we could more easily locate news about our own fellow classmates? Thanks.

Lou Apoldo
BCE ’63

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[JR: taken under advisement. This was a previously requested feature. It adds a lot of time. Blue Griffon software doesn’t do it automagically!]

Apoldo, Lou (MC1963)

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JLINKEDIN: Carroll, Michelle [MC1993] Alliance Marketing Manager at LifeCare

2014-Dec-16

http://www.linkedin.com/in/michellecarroll22

Carroll, Michelle [MC1993]
Alliance Marketing Manager at LifeCare
Greater New York City Area
Internet

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http://www.jasperjottings.com/2001/jasperjottings20011013.htm#Email15

FROM  10/12/01

Michelle Kmetzo Carroll
(Michelle Kmetzo, class of ’93),
daughter of John Kmetzo, class of ’63

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JLINKEDIN: Kimball, Alexander [MC1980] President at Kimball & Co

2014-Dec-16

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/alexander-kimball-pe/59/71b/2b9

Kimball, Alexander [MC1980]
President at Kimball & Company
Garden City, New York
Civil Engineering

Summary
A professional engineer providing engineering services for water and wastewater facilities, as well as for a variety of transportation projects. Project administration, construction management, and water system design and construction. Performed a variety of functions in the engineering and construction field with an increasing level of responsibility and independent action. Interfaced with upper management of numerous city and state agencies, as well as local community organizations, to initiate and complete public works projects. As an engineering consultant, developed and maintained relationships with clients in several different fields and different municipalities.

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JLINKEDIN: Finan-McKeon, Jennifer [MC1994] Corporate Accounting at Verizon

2014-Dec-14

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jennifer-finan-mckeon/10/322/17a

Finan-McKeon, Jennifer [MC1994]
Corporate Accounting at Verizon
Greater New York City Area
Accounting

Specialties: Peoplesoft Financial System

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JHQ: De La Salle Medal Dinner 2015

2014-Dec-16

On Jan. 20, the College will honor Richard Anderson, president of The New York Building Congress, at the De La Salle Medal Dinner. As the College’s largest fundraiser of the year, proceeds help provide an excellent, values-based education for our students. If you would like to celebrate with us at the Waldorf Astoria, visit manhattan.edu/DLSDinner

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JFACEBOOK: Steinberg, Robert “Bob Stei” (MC1993) on radio 105.7

2014-Dec-16

Bob Stei
1 min · Philadelphia, PA ·

Upcoming shifts on 105.7 The Hawk, Classic Rock for the Jersey Shore:

Saturday 12/20: 3-7PM
Tuesday 12/23: 10am-3pm
Friday 12/26: 10am-3pm
Saturday 12/27 3pm-7pm
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Steinberg, Robert “Bob Stei” (MC1993)

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JOBIT: Waters, James D. [MC1950 RIP]

2014-Dec-16

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lohud/obituary.aspx?n=James-D-Waters&pid=173489668

James D. Waters
Obituary

James D. Waters, 86, of Lancaster, PA, died on December 13, 2014.

Born and raised in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Yorkville, Jim lived in New York for 83 of his 86 years. He attended Manhattan College, graduating with a B.B.A. in Labor Management and later earned an M.A. in History from New York University. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska, where he served as a weatherman. He worked for the New York Department of Labor for 27 years.

He lived with his wife Mary and their children in the Inwood neighborhood on the Northern tip of Manhattan where he was active in the Church of the Good Shepherd, and its amateur dramatic troupe, the Paulist Players.

He later moved with his family to White Plains, where he was a parishioner of the Church of St. Bernard, lending his fine bass voice to the choir.

Jim summered on Fire Island for 46 years, enjoying the simple, wild beauty of the Atlantic. He was an avid cyclist and a train enthusiast and he traveled extensively, both in the United States and in Europe. A child of the Great Depression, he was a practical man and not prone to excess. It is likely that this obituary has itself already strayed into “excessive” territory. But for all his practicality, he had the distinctive aesthetic of an artist. When he was younger, he painted. Sometimes his children or his home. Sometimes a flower or a ray of light falling across a table. As he grew older, his hands shook and he no longer painted. His works hang in the homes of his children now, reminders of the beauty he saw in the world and in them.

We will miss his stories, his generous heart and his steadfast, unshakable faith in the goodness of people and the blessings in his life.

Jim is survived by his three children, Thomas J. Waters of Lancaster, PA; Mary Waters-Sayer of Dover, MA; and Kathleen Bunshoft of San Francisco, CA; and six grandchildren, Ellen, Kathleen, Nolan, Mary, Liam and Elizabeth. Services with interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, NY will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice & Community Care https://www.hospiceconnect.org/give.

Funeral Home
Charles F Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory Inc
414 E King St Lancaster, PA 17602
(717) 393-9661
Funeral Home Details
Published in the The Journal News on Dec. 17, 2014

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Waters, James D.[MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/lohud/james-d-waters-condolences/173489668?cid=full#sthash.6TMbu5dF.dpbs

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Waters, James D. [MC1950 RIP]

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JOBIT: Brosnan, John [MC1956 RIP]

2014-Dec-16

http://www.wacotrib.com/old_obituaries/

http://www.wacotrib.com/obituaries/brosnan-john/article_ee14fbdc-94f6-5bea-8ab3-b460dfa05eff.html

Brosnan, John
Posted: December 16, 2014 – 12:00 am

John Brosnan
Nov. 16, 1934 – Dec. 12, 2014

John Brosnan, born November 16, 1934, passed away on Friday, December 12, 2014.

A rosary service will be held 6 p.m., Tuesday, December 16, at OakCrest Funeral Home, 4250 Bosque Boulevard, Waco, followed by visitation with the family at 6:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Wednesday, December 17, at Saint Jerome’s Catholic Church in Hewitt.

John was born in Bronx, New York. to Margaret and Thomas Brosnan. He attended Cardinal Hayes High School, received a B.S. from Manhattan College, and an M.A. from Columbia University.

John married Katherine Morrison of Irvington, New York on February 16, 1957.

John worked for New York State, General Electric and M&M Mars. He retired from Mars in 1984 and ran his own consulting firm afterward.

He is survived by his wife, Katherine; sons, Michael of Fremont, California, Thomas and wife, Meg, of Cupertino, California; William and wife, Joan, of Reno, Nevada; and Richard and wife, Patricia, of Tomball, Texas; as well as seven grandchildren, Christopher, Nina, Sonia, Erin, Katherine, Alan and Lucia.

Sign the Guest Book at http://www.oakcrestwaco.com

Sign the Guest Book at http://www.wacotrib.com

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Brosnan, John [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.oakcrestwaco.com/guestbook.asp?page=guestbook&id=25729&msg=posted&locID=1

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Dear John,

I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1956.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Brosnan, John [MC1956 RIP]

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JOBIT: Woerner, Edward “Buddy” Joseph [MC1958 RIP]

2014-Dec-16

http://www.fhnfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Edward-Woerner/#!/Obituary

Obituary for Mr. Edward Joseph Woerner

Easton:

Edward “Buddy” Joseph Woerner died on December 14, 2014 at his home. He was 81.

Born on November 22, 1933 in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Edward and Martha Woerner.
Mr. Woerner graduated from Power Memorial High School and Manhattan College with a B.S. in Civil Engineering.

He was married on October 18, 1958 to Alice Madison. They lived on Long Island.

He served in the US Army from November 1953 to November 1955. He worked for Empire City Subway Corporation, a subsidy of AT&T, which later became Verizon. His career as a Professionally Licensed Civil Engineer spanned 30 years. He retired in 1998. In New York, he was a member of the Notre Dame Catholic Church.

In 2004, he and his wife moved to Easton Club East. He was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, where he was a Eucharistic minister. He enjoyed playing cards and spending time at Easton Club East.

In his younger years, Mr. Woerner ran a marathon, taught his kids to cross country ski, and biked the family across Long Island.

Buddy is survived by his wife of 56 years, Alice, and his four children, Maryalice Achbach, Matthew Woerner, Maureen Brady and Martin Woerner, and his 10 grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Rita Schrader.

Friends may call on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 from 6-8 PM, with prayers at 7:30 PM, at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, P.A., 200 S. Harrison St., Easton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Easton.

Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Mr. Woerner to the Talbot Hospice House, 586 Cynwood Drive, Easton, MD 21601.

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Woerner, Edward “Buddy” Joseph [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

I believe that Edward is a member of the Class of 1958.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Woerner, Edward “Buddy” Joseph [MC1958 RIP]

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JLINKEDIN: Marrero, Alex [MC2007] Principal at NYC DoE

2014-Dec-17

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/alex-marrero/2a/292/709

Marrero, Alex [MC2007]
Principal at NYC Department of Education
Greater New York City Area
Government Administration

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JNEWS: Pappas, Peter [MC1991] AVP HNTB Corp

2014-Dec-17

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/12/prweb12396932.htm

Peter Pappas, PE, Joins HNTB’s Growing Rail Transit Practice
PRWeb
December 16, 2014 1:01 PM

A continued demand for an expanded and improved rail transit service in the Northeast drives the firm’s ongoing hiring of transit engineers.

New York (PRWEB) December 16, 2014

HNTB Corporation continues to expand its rail transit engineering team throughout the region with the addition of Peter Pappas, PE, who joins as associate vice president and project director for transit and rail. Pappas is based in the firm’s New York City office.

He comes to HNTB with more than 25 years of experience with rail and highway bridge projects, and will apply his expertise to the firm’s transit programs for Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road, among others.

Pappas’ experience includes the design, construction, analysis, inspection and project management for rail and highway bridge projects.

“Peter has a very strong background in the construction and rehabilitation of rail and highway bridges,” said Mike Sweeney, PE, HNTB chairman of professional services and senior vice president. “His ability to find and implement effective solutions for the challenges of our aging transportation infrastructure is highly valued by transit agencies.”

HNTB’s extensive transit expertise serves the mobility needs of passengers throughout the tri-state region and across the country. Clients locally include New York City Transit, Metro-North Railroad, Long Island Rail Road and New Jersey Transit.

A registered professional engineer in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania, Pappas has a master’s degree in civil engineering from Manhattan College and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Bucknell University. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

In the past 12 months, HNTB has added more than 50 professionals to its rapidly expanding transit practice in the Northeast.

Since opening its office in New York City in 1922, HNTB has maintained a continuous presence in Manhattan and has expanded its practice in the state with offices in Albany and on Long Island. HNTB Corporation employs more than 400 professionals in multiple offices across the New York tri-state region, and has more than doubled in size in the past two years.

About HNTB

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Dear John,

I believe that Peter received his Masters in 1991.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Pappas, Peter [MC1991]

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MOBIT: Mentions George Martin [MC1952 RIP]

2014-Dec-17

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/santafenewmexican/obituary.aspx?n=John-Aloysius-Martin&pid=173492943

John Aloysius Martin
Obituary

John Aloysius Martin, a banker in Santa Fe, Los Alamos and Albuquerque for many years, passed away Dec. 13, he was 92.

He and his four siblings-Tom, Roberta, George and Pat–grew up in El Rito, between Abiqu¡u and Ojo Caliente.

His father, George Martin, had come to New Mexico before statehood. John Martin’s mother, Margaret Allen Martin, was an Irish nurse who had come to Santa Fe to work at St. Vincent Hospital. After the couple married, they lived in El Rito.

George Martin, a graduate of Manhattan College, had been appointed as the first president of the Spanish American Normal School there (now Northern New Mexico College) because of his knowledge of many languages. After a change of administration at the state, he lost his job and the family moved to Pueblo, Colo., where John was born in 1922.

After returning to El Rito, George Martin became a partner in the Sargent general store. He subsequently bought out Sargent; later his son Tom Martin and grandson Greg Martin ran the store until it closed in the early years of this century.

Margaret Martin worked as a nurse in El Rito.

The Martins also acquired a ranch, later managed by their son Pat, daughter-in-law JoAnn, and grandchildren Mike and Tim. They were members of the San Juan Nepomuceno Catholic parish.

John Martin and his siblings attended the Normal School in El Rito. They worked on the ranch, rode their horses in the mountains, ice skated on the pond near their house, even set up an old truck engine to make a ski lift in El Rito Canyon.

He graduated from the University of New Mexico in 1949 with a major in Spanish and a minor in business. One of his professors was Rubin Cobos, author of the dictionary of Northern New Mexican Spanish. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army in Texas, where he translated for Spanish-speaking recruits.

His first banking job was with Albuquerque Federal Savings and Loan.

He and Barbara McCain were married in 1951. Their two sons, Meade and Christopher, were born in Albuquerque. In 1964 John Martin joined the USAID Alliance for Progress, whose goal was to encourage the growth of a middle class in Latin America. The family spent almost four years living in El Salvador. Upon returning to New Mexico, the family lived in Santa Fe. J

ohn Martin was a loan officer at First National Bank of Santa Fe, president of United Savings and Loan in Los Alamos, Santa Fe branch manager for Albuquerque Federal, and on the board of Charter Bank for Savings. After retiring from the banking industry, he worked as a real estate agent with Jim Walsh’s Adobe Realty.

In 2012, the couple moved from their house near the Santa Fe Plaza to Ponce de Le¢n retirement home, where John Martin made many new friends among the residents and staff who appreciated him for his kindness and wit, joining legions of friends from across the state and around the world.

He died from complications of a stroke, with his family present. Barbara, his wife of 63 years; sons Meade and Chris; daughters-in-law Jill and Robin; grandchildren Laura, Elliott, Sophie; and many other relatives survive him.

Rosary will be at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 21 at San Juan Nepomuceno church in El Rito. Funeral will be at 10 a.m., Monday, Dec. 22 at Cristo Rey church in Santa Fe. Burial will be at 11:15 a.m., Dec. 23 at the National Cemetery. Rivera Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements: 505-753-2288. Instead of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Empty Stocking Fund.

Funeral Home
Rivera Family Funeral Home & Crematory
305 Calle Salazar Espanola, NM 87532
(505) 753-2288

Published in Santa Fe New Mexican from Dec. 17 to Dec. 20, 2014

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Martin, George [MC???? RIP]

[JR: And an interesting look back in history.]

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Dear John,

George is a member of the Class of 1952.

May He Continue To Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Martin, George [MC1952 RIP]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for the Burke family

2014-Dec-17

Good Afternoon All,

I am saddened to share with you the passing of Ann Burke’s Mom. Mrs. Burke was called home this morning. She has been in our prayers these past few weeks and we prayed for the best. Ann shared a couple of thoughts. First, ” Thank you all for your prayers and kind thoughts.” Second, ” Prayer works,” Mrs. Burke was spared the ordeal of long suffering. Third, ” She was with them for 88 1/2 years,” and that was special. Ann asks that we keep up the prayers, especially for her Dad. We pray that Ann, her Dad and their Family find peace in the sure knowledge that their loved one is at peace in God’s Eternal Embrace in the Kingdom Of Heaven. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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Good Evening All,
I have heard from Ann Burke with the Funeral arrangements for her Mother, Mrs. Veronica Burke.  The wake will be from 3-6 pm this Sunday, 12/21, at the Bradley, Brough & Dangler Funeral Home, 309 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ.  The phone number is 908-273-2323. The funeral Mass will be held at 9:30 am on Monday, 12/22, at St. Teresa’s Church, 306 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ, phone number: 908-277-3700.  Please keep Mrs. Burke, Ann, her Dad and their Family in your prayers during this difficult time. The death of someone you love leaves a void in your heart. For Ann and her Family, we pray that that void is filled with the memory of Mrs. Burke, her love and spirit and the special moments shared in this good women’s life and the sure knowledge that Mrs. Burke is at peace in God’s Eternal Embrace. Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon

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JOBIT: Gorman, Josephine S. [MC1973 RIP]

2014-Dec-17

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lohud/obituary.aspx?n=Josephine-S-Gorman&pid=173502006

Josephine S. Gorman
Obituary

Josephine S. Gorman, of Somers, NY died on December 16, 2014 at the Seabury Home in Cortlandt Manor, NY where she joyfully resided for the last two years of her life. Josephine was the embodiment of love and compassion, deep spirituality, an angel on earth who touched the heart of all who knew her, it was Josephine. Josephine was 94 years young. Beloved wife of the late William J. Gorman who predeceased her in 2000. Loving mother of Patricia Rowan (Joseph), William J. Gorman (Dorothy), the late Richard W. Gorman (Cynthia), and Marilyn Entwistle (Paul Dinter), she lived for many years in Yonkers before moving to Somers. She is survived by her 10 cherished grandchildren, John, Carolyn, Billy, Jennifer, Greg, Paul, Kim, Christian, Caitlin & Tara and 8 great-grandchildren.

Born in NYC on May 11, 1920, she graduated from Good Counsel College in White Plains, NY in 1941 and soon after married her beloved husband, Bill. Josephine was a devoted educator who taught at Elizabeth Ann Seton Academy in Riverdale, NY, St. Barnabas School in Woodlawn and the Yonkers schools for many years. She went on to receive a Masters in Counseling at Manhattan College in Riverdale and finished her years in Yonkers as a School Counselor, retiring in 1982.

Her family will receive friends at Holy Name of Mary Church, 110 Grand St., Croton-on-Hudson, NY Thursday from 3 – 5 and 7 – 9 PM. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10:00 AM. Internment: Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Phelps Hospice, 701 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591.

Funeral Home
Clark Associates Funeral Home
4 Woods Bridge Road Katonah, NY 10536
(914) 232-3033
clarkassociatesfuneralhome.com

Published in the The Journal News on Dec. 18, 2014

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Gorman, Josephine S. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/lohud/josephine-s-gorman-condolences/173502006?cid=full#sthash.l4r6bc3j.dpbs

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Dear John,

I believe Josephine received her Masters in 1973. She was a very vibrant and wonderful lady

May She Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Gorman, Josephine S. [MC1973 RIP]

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JFOUND: Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957) sees Jack Kelley

2014-Dec-18

http://keywestlou.com/dons-night/

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In spite of no food, the evening was good. Ran into a fellow Manhattan graduate. Jack Kelley. He and wife Sabina used to own a home in Key West. Sold it. Still visit. Their full time home is Washington, DC. Jack is retired, Sabina still working.

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Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957)

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JNEWS: Celano, Fino [MC1985] Superintendent Herricks

2014-Dec-18

http://patch.com/new-york/newhydepark/herricks-selects-new-school-superintendent?

Herricks Selects New School Superintendent
Dr. Fino Celano to replace retiring Superintendent Dr. John Bierwirth.
By Adina Genn (Patch Staff) December 17, 2014 at 10:05am
Herricks Selects New School Superintendent

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Submitted by the Herricks School District Board of Education

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The Herricks Board of Education is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Fino Celano as the successor of retiring Superintendent Dr. John Bierwirth. Dr. Celano’s resume is impeccable.

Dr. Celano graduated from Marist College with a Bachelor of Arts in History in 1978, earned his Master of Arts in Reading Education in 1985 from Manhattan College, attended Hofstra University to earn his Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Administration in 1990, and in 2009 received his Doctor of Education in Educational Administration and Supervision from St. John’s University.

He began his teaching career in 1978 in Poughkeepsie and then in the Bronx. In 1985 he became a teacher at Calhoun High School, where he was later selected to be Assistant Principal at Grand Avenue Middle, in the same district and eventually Principal in 1997.

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Dr. Celano’s additional Professional and Development Highlights include the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Leadership: An Evolving Vision, Cornell University ILR School, Effective Collective Bargaining Skills and Strategies, Leadership for Educational Achievement Foundation (LEAF) and Supporting and Sustaining Instructional Leadership Workshops, 2013-14.

Besides his impressive credentials, what attracted us most were his thoughtful and genuine concerns for students and their educational needs. His warm hearted and intelligent responses to the many questions asked by the Board were met with agreement and common beliefs for a goal oriented plan for Herricks. While all the prospective candidates were of impeccable character and ability, Dr. Celano has the intelligence, temperament and personality that the students, residents and staff members have come to expect from our school leadership team.

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Celano, Fino [MC1985]

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JLINKEDIN: Linde, Adam [MC2012] Applications Sales Representative at Oracle

2014-Dec-18

https://www.linkedin.com/pub/adam-linde/41/4b7/ba

Linde, Adam [MC2012]
Applications Sales Representative at Oracle
Greater Boston Area
Management Consulting

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JEMAIL: McEneney Edward J. (MC1959) sees O’Malley, Thomas D. [MC1963] in WSJ

2014-Dec-18

John,

FYI

Tom O’Malley interview WSJ December 17, 2014, MARKETPLACE Page B6.

Edward J. McEneney 59B

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McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

[JR: Behind a paywall.]

http://www.wsj.com/articles/boss-talk-pbf-energy-keeps-focus-on-growth-1418766312?mod=wsjde_finanzen_wsj_barron_tickers

As Oil Prices Plunge, PBF Energy Remains Focused on Growth
Executive Chairman Sees ‘Net Positive’ for Refiners
By Alison Sider

A lot of energy industry executives are reeling as oil prices plunge, but Tom O’Malley isn’t panicking.

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JOBIT: Hamilton, James Shannon [MC1953 RIP]

2014-Dec-19

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/indystar/obituary.aspx?n=James-S-Hamilton&pid=173519173

James S. Hamilton
ObituaryGuest

James Shannon Hamilton
November 17, 1928 – December 17, 2014

Shortly after his birth on November 17, 1928, in Brooklyn, New York, Jim’s parents, C. George and Margaret Wilson Hamilton, immigrants from Scotland, moved to Staten Island with his sister of dear memory, Mary Hamilton Cahalane. All precede him in death.

At 17, he joined the Marine Corps, completed paratrooper training, and served in the Pacific, achieving the rank of Sergeant. Jim earned his BA from Manhattan College, class of ’53, and after a year at Columbia Law School, joined Francis I. DuPont as an investment broker in New York City. In 1965, he became manager at the DuPont office in Terre Haute, Indiana, moving to Indianapolis in 1969, to manage the DuPont office there. From 1980 through 1995, he served as Managing Partner of Contract Draperies of Indiana, Inc., a family owned business serving commercial clients.

Jim was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, and since 1979, of St. Matthew Parish, Indianapolis. He served faithfully on Sunday mornings on the collection counters committee for over ten years. Jim was ever grateful for his Faith, and the community of friends developed at IHM and St. Matthew’s. He was an avid reader, enjoyed classical music, especially the opera, and in fact, all the fine arts.

Being a member of THE BEST SET, a neighborhood couples group that played volleyball every Sunday night for over twenty-five years, enriched his life with dear friends and treasured memories.

Married in 1959 to Sandra Doyle, together they saw with joy their children graduate from college, marry wonderful spouses, and add 16 beloved grandchildren to the family.

He is survived by his son, James and wife, Catherine (Gates) and their sons Andrew and Ryan; daughter, Julia and husband, Marcus Cziesla and their children Lauren and Christopher; daughter, Jennifer and husband William Brady and their sons: William, Patrick, Michael and John; son, Jeffrey and wife, Kimberly (Semler) and their children: Patrick, Mary, Grace and Connor; daughter, Jeanne Margaret and husband, Clint Hardin and their daughters, Ella and Christina; son, John and wife, Angela (Elstner) and their children Collin and Lilly. The love and support of his children, their spouses and the grandchildren, as well as their close relationship with each other, was one of Jim’s greatest treasures.

Survivors also include his nephews, John and Thomas Cahalane; nieces, Elizabeth (Cahalane) Grimaldi and Susan (Cahalane) Cicalese, Sheri Doyle, Denise Doyle, Lori (Doyle) Mohr, and Sandra (Doyle) McCullum.

The family is very grateful for the exceptional and compassionate care James received from the staff of Riverwalk Village Nursing Home in Noblesville, Indiana.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 21, 2014 in Flanner and Buchanan- Broad Ripple . A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 22, 2014 at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 4100 East 56th Street, Indianapolis. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Funeral Home
Flanner and Buchanan – Broad Ripple
1305 E Broad Ripple Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46220
(317) 475-4475

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Dec. 19, 2014

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Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/indystar/james-s-hamilton-condolences/173519173?cid=full#sthash.he5X1lyS.dpbs

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MOBIT: LaRue, Margaret M. [MCxStaff RIP]

2014-Dec-19

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/poughkeepsiejournal/obituary.aspx?n=Margaret-LaRue&pid=173517125

Margaret LaRue
Obituary

Fishkill, NY – Margaret M. LaRue of Fishkill passed away peacefully on December 18, 2014 at Rennaissance Rehab and Nursing. She was 93.

Born on January 11, 1921 in the Bronx to the late Michael and Mary Gilroy Knowles.

She grew up in the house she was born in on Baily Place in the Bronx. Margaret was an avid bingo player, enjoyed reading and was very religious.

Margaret married William LaRue on January 21, 1945 at Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in the Bronx, after Williams sudden death in 1960 she went to work at Manhattan College for many years prior to retiring to Dutchess County where she worked at the Fishkill Senior Center.

She is survived by her loving children, William LaRue and his companion, Judy Callahan, of Manahawkin, NJ, Carol Grech of West Hurley, Michael LaRue and his wife, Rose, of Cape Coral, Florida, Margaret Hartman and her husband, Dennis, of Port Ewen and Deirdre ‘Dee” Farrar and her husband, Tom, of LaGrange; cherished grandchildren Billy, Danny, Lauren, Brendan, Jessica, Tommy, Anthony, Travis, Jason, Kelly, Michael and Jennifer; 8 loving great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Margaret was predeceased by her husband, William LaRue, in 1960 and nine brothers and sisters.

Friends may call on Friday, December 19, 2014 from 3-7pm at Robert H. Auchmoody Funeral Home, 1028 Main St, Fishkill. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 10 am at Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 160 Van Cortlandt Park South, Bronx, NY. Interment to follow in Saint Mary’s Cemetery, Yonkers.

For Margaret’s guestbook or to send a sympathy card please visit http://www.hudsonvalleyfuneralhomes.com

Funeral Home
Robert H. Auchmoody Funeral Home
1028 Main St.  Fishkill, NY 12524
845-896-6166

Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on Dec. 19, 2014

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Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/poughkeepsiejournal/margaret-larue-condolences/173517125?cid=full#sthash.clYtgrRY.dpbs

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for the Ronan family

2014-Dec-19

Buzz Ronan ’59 informed Mike McEneney his wife, Roberta, a friend to several of us, and a very special Lady was called home at 5:00 PM, today, Thursday, 12/18/14. This good woman has been in our prayers as she struggled with the West Nile Virus. Roberta was part of our Prayer Group as she so willingly shared many of our prayer requests with her own Prayer Group. A prayerful Lady, a good wife and mother who will be missed by many. Please keep Roberta, Buzz (Martin) and their Family in your prayers. As God has called her home, we pray that her Family and friends find comfort in the sure knowledge that Roberta is at peace in God’s Eternal Embrace. Arrangements are not complete at this time. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Sent from AOL Mobile Mail

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Good Morning All,

Buzz Ronan shared with us the Funeral Home Web Site for arrangements.

Visitation: 12/21/14 – 2:00 PM – 4:00PM and 7:00PM – 9:00 PM

Coxe & Graziano Funeral Home
767 East Boston Post Road
Mamaroneck, N. Y. 10543

Mass Of Christian Burial: 12/22/14 – 10:00 AM

Sts. John & Paul Roman Catholic Church
280 Weaver Street
Larchmont, N.Y.10538

There is a wonderful Tribute/Obituary to this prayerful, dedicated lady, the good that she did, the Charities that were special to her and she supported, her love and grace for all. I am so far unable to pull it off the Web Site to share it with you and in case I am unable to do so please visit the Web Site.

http://www.coxeandgraziano.com

Please keep Roberta, Buzz and their Family in your prayers. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

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http://www.coxeandgraziano.com/obituaries/Roberta-Ronan/

Obituary for Roberta S. Ronan

Roberta Ronan, 71, of Larchmont, NY passed away peacefully on December 18, 2014.

Roberta was born and raised in the Bronx, and graduated from St. Raymond’s School, Elizabeth Seton High School, College of Mount Saint Vincent, and Monroe College School of Business. She started Cornell University School of Nursing, but left to marry her beloved husband, Martin W. Ronan, Jr.

She devoted her life to raising her four children, and actively participating in, and generously giving to, her community. A resident of Larchmont since 1976, Roberta’s volunteering included her long-time participation in the Mamaroneck school PTAs, working for many years in the Youth Employment Office at Mamaroneck High School.

She was devoted to her spiritual community, including the parish of the Sts. John and Paul Church, where she sang in the choir, was an Adult Advisor for the Teen Club, and served as a Co-President of the School of Religion and a Co-President of the Women’s Guild. At Sts. John and Paul, she scheduled the altar servers for over twenty-five years and served as coordinator for the Food Bank.

She was a Board Member of the Larchmont/Mamaroneck Hunger Task Force since its inception; worked for over twenty-five years for the late Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel, CFR; was active at Abraham House, in the South Bronx; and founded an on-line prayer chain.

Her good works were recognized by The Sarah Neuman Nursing Home, the DayStar Program, which runs the Good Counsel Home for unwed mothers on the grounds of St. Vincent’s Hospital in Harrison, and The St. Augustine’s Ladies Auxiliary and Sts. John & Paul Women’s Guild, from whom she received the Sylvia Muldoon Woman of Spirit Award in 2013.

In addition to her husband, Roberta is survived by her children, Christopher (Melissa), Sarah Boraczek (Robert), John (Victoria), and Matthew (Kimberly), her ten grandchildren – with whom she shared countless hours and adventures — and her brothers, John Sabatini (Patricia), and Richard Sabatini (Dale). She was predeceased by her father and mother, and her brother William.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Roberta’s memory to the Sisters of Life, 38 Montebello Rd., Suffern, NY 10901 (www.sistersoflife.org) or the Larchmont/Mamaroneck Hunger Task Force, Inc., P.O. Box 112, Larchmont, NY 10538.

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JOY: McCormack, Connor Patrick [MC????] to wed

2014-Dec-19

http://thephoto-news.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20141216/MILESTONES03/141219970/0/NEWS01/Elise-Stora-to-wed-to-Connor-McCormack

Elise Stora to wed to Connor McCormack
PUBLISHED DEC 16, 2014 AT 7:43 PM (UPDATED DEC 16, 2014)

2014 Dec 18 McCormack

MONROE — Lynne and David Stora of Monroe are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Elise Carol Stora, to Connor Patrick McCormack, son of Deirdre and Kevin McCormack of Highland Mills.

Ms. Stora is a graduate of Boston University’s School of Education. She is now a special education teacher.

Mr. McCormack is a graduate of Manhattan College’s School of Engineering. He works as a civil engineer.

The couple are graduates of Monroe-Woodbury High School.

They plan to be married locally, where they both grew up, surrounded by friends and family.

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Dear John,

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

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JOBIT: D’Arcy, Thomas James [MC1951 RIP]

2014-Dec-19

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/northjersey/obituary.aspx?n=Thomas-DArcy&pid=173525379

Thomas D’Arcy

CAPE MAY COURTHOUSE -Thomas James D’Arcy, 85, died on Dec. 15.

He had a storied career as a New York public relations man. Between 1965 and 1995, he worked for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, publicizing the launch of PATH and Newark airport as it became international. He later spent many years traveling the world to promote tourism to New York. For most of his career, he worked in the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan. He was among those who endured the first underground bombing of the towers and had retired by 2001. Still, he lost colleagues, friends and a family member in the terrorist attack.

He was born in Brooklyn in 1929 and grew up in Queens and Manhasset on Long Island. He graduated from De LaSalle High School, then entered military service, serving as an MP at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and went on to serve in the Army Reserve. He received the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He later graduated from and found lifelong friends at Manhattan College in the Bronx.

His career began as a speechwriter for the New York State Comptroller, Arthur Levitt, Sr. in Albany, where he met his future wife, Joan (McDonald). After marrying in 1964, they moved to New York City. Within the next eight years, they had five daughters, moved five times and settled in Ridgewood, where they remained for more than three decades. He was a member Our Lady of Mt. Carmel parish, the Knights of Columbus and active in the many local groups, such as the Ridgewood High School Parent Jamboree. He was also a member of the West Point Parents Association. He and his wife became avid golfers and deepened many friendships while on the links. In 2009, they moved to Cape May Courthouse. After he retired in 1995, his wife developed Alzheimer’s disease. For the next several years, he devoted himself to her, as both a caregiver and champion. Earlier this year, they celebrated their 50th anniversary.

He is survived by his wife, their five daughters and their families including seven grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Published in The Ridgewood News on Dec. 19, 2014

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D’Arcy, Thomas James [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/northjersey/thomas-darcy-condolences/173525379?cid=full#sthash.DesdJpYR.dpbs

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Dear John,

I believe that Thomas is a member of the Class of 1951.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

D’Arcy, Thomas James [MC1951 RIP]

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JNEWS: Tramontano, William A. [MC1976] Provost Brooklyn College

2014-Dec-19

http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/about/administration/provost.php

2014 Dec 19 Tramontano

Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

William A. Tramontano was named provost and vice president for academic affairs in 2008, and senior vice president in 2012. He holds a B.S. in biology from Manhattan College, an M.S. in biology from New York University and a Ph.D. in physiology from New York University.

Provost Tramontano is the college’s chief academic officer and is responsible for establishing academic priorities and overseeing the academic units of the college.

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Dear John,

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

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Tramontano, William A. [MC1976]

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ENDNOTE: Vandalism is just stupid

2014-Dec-21

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/12/10/vandals-wild-ugly-scream-alerted-nuns-that-something-wasnt-quite-right-and-what-they-discovered-in-a-church-garden-left-parishioners-visibly-shaken/

‘Wild, Ugly’ Scream Alerted Nuns That Something Wasn’t Quite Right — and What They Discovered in a Church Garden Left Parishioners ‘Visibly Shaken’
Dec. 10, 2014 11:50am Billy Hallowell

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Authorities arrested two suspects Tuesday following acts of vandalism at a Chicago-area church over the weekend that left parishioners “visibly shaken.”

The heads of Mary and Joseph statues were lopped off in a church garden and a nativity scene was egged, according to a parish priest.

Describing the suspects as juveniles, Pastor Anthony Brankin St. Odilo Church in Berwyn, Illinois, told TheBlaze that they have been arrested and could be charged with misdemeanors in a “spiritual blow” that has shaken the congregation.

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Merry Christmas!

And folks think that there isn’t an anti-religious result of the “Secular Progressive” Gooferment Skrules!

Argh!

“Juvenile justice” means a slap on the wrist.

Time for “tough love”?

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