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JASPER JOTTINGS Week 32 – 2015 Aug 09

JASPER JOTTINGS Week 32  – 2015 Aug 09

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

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2015/jj2015W32.html

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POSITRACTION: Wheelchair surprise!

2015-Aug-02

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/cop-goes-undercover-in-wheelchair-to-make-arrests-finds-kindness-instead/?utm_campaign=newsletters&utm_medium=weekly_mailout&utm_source=23-07-2015

Cop Goes Undercover in Wheelchair to Make Arrests, Finds Kindness Instead
by Helaina Hovitz – July 17, 2015

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Vancouver law enforcement went looking for bad news and found good news instead.

As part of an undercover operation, police sergeant Mark Horsley grew some facial hair and borrowed an expensive wheelchair, making him an “easy mark” for criminals.

But over the course of five days, instead of strangers snatching money from his open fanny pack, 300 people made contact with him to ask if he had someone to care for him, find out if he needed food, or to offer money.

At one point, a man crouched over him and reached for the fanny pack, making the cop nervous—but all he did was zip it shut and advise Horsley to, “please be more careful with his things.”

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Godbless.

It’s always good that life intrudes..

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JOY: Spiros, Kristen [MC2010] and Spillane, Chris [MC2011] wed

2015-Aug-02

http://www.lewisboroledger.com/27150/spiros-spillane-wedding/

Spiros – Spillane Wedding

By Lewisboro Ledger on July 31, 2015 in News · 0 Comments

Ellen and Andy Spiros of Katonah are proud to announce the wedding of their daughter, Kristen, to Chris Spillane, son of Cammi and Chris Spillane of Franklin Square.

The couple married on July 18 on a sunny evening overlooking the Long Island Sound.

The couple met when they both attended Manhattan College where they both enjoyed four-year Division 1 athletic career. Kristen was on the women’s soccer team and Chris was the captain of the men’s lacrosse team. They both received their master’s degrees in school counseling from Manhattan College.

Kristen is currently the coordinator of student life at Horace Greeley High School and Chris is a school counselor at Rye Neck Middle School.

Congratulations to the happy couple.

No related posts.

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Spiros, Kristen [MC????]

Spillane, Chris [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Kristen is a member of the Class of 2010, and
Chris received his Masters in 2011.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Spiros, Kristen [MC2010]

Spillane, Chris [MC2011]

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

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COMMENT: Costello, Donald (MC1954) has some saints to help

2015-Aug-02

Donald Costello

Response To    ENDNOTE: Today I saw up close and personal the results of America’s “drug policy”
Submitted on    2015/08/01 at 7:21 pm
Comment
Don’t ever forget to ask the Venerable Matt Talbot the converted Irish drunk or St. Maximilian Kolbe the church’s named Saint for drug addiction for help. Sent from Surface Pro

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Judge Tom

2015-Aug-02

Good Morning All,

Mike McEneney asks for our prayers for Judge Tom Galligan who was called home on Friday. Mike shared with us that Judge Galligan was a fine Judge and a good friend. Please keep Judge Galligan and his Family in your prayers as the Family mourn the loss of their loved one. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JLINKEDIN: Fitzgerald, Brian [MC2001] Attorney at Feerick Lynch MacCartney PLLC

2015-Aug-02

https://www.linkedin.com/pub/brian-fitzgerald/102/421/6a6

Fitzgerald, Brian [MC2001]
Attorney at Feerick Lynch MacCartney PLLC
Greater New York City Area
Law Practice

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JFACEBOOK: Sola, Ray [MC1983] says hi to a “Jaspers Softball”

2015-Aug-02

Ray Sola
4 hrs · Prescott, AZ

Girl just wanted past my store in Prescott, AZ wearing a “Jaspers Softball” t-shirt. I went out and said Hi and she was shocked that I knew what a Jasper was.

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Dear John,

I believe that Ray is a member of the class of 1983.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Sola, Ray [MC1983]

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JLINKEDIN: Zherka, Donika [MC2015] seeking in Education

2015-Aug-03

https://www.linkedin.com/pub/donika-zherka/102/413/923

Zherka, Donika [MC2015]
Attended Manhattan College
Yorktown Heights, New York
Primary/Secondary Education

I am a recent graduate from Manhattan College seeking a job in secondary education, specifically ELA. I have always had an interest in helping others in any way possible. Teaching has always been natural to me and I can’t wait to start doing what I love.

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JFACEBOOK: Tucci, Chris [MC2011] featured by @barbellbrigade

2015-Aug-03

Chris Tucci at Barbell Brigade
7 hrs · Instagram ·

I clearly don’t deserve this honor but I was lucky enough to be featured by @barbellbrigade in their first newsletter. Despite being a displaced east coaster with no friends in LA and being totally content with having spent the last 12 months with my fiancée and four pets in our apartment or at work, it feels great for it to say “meet your fam.” Much love to @joesprack for writing this beautiful piece up and yeas, I will answer all questions so please ask. Huge bear hug to @_kimmy_james for helping with this event, if it sucks… I’m off the team. Also a big thank you to @serropark who just so happens to have a sincere smile when you’re around him. He’s not just doing his job, he loves his members and does a great job taking care of the gym. Alright no one is still reading so crappy shout outs to everyone else tfti @artchurroo @napolean_cho @nadeemhamidy @davidisturtle @renn.agustin @ludavez @bartkwan @geo_antoinette

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Tucci, Chris [MC2011]

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COMMENT: Costello, Donald (MC1954) wants feedback on his items

2015-Aug-03

In recent days I have posted a few items on addiction and recovery but have received no comments and that is fine. I do however wonder if my fellow Jaspers want to hear about that on this. Blog. Let me know.

Costello, Donald (MC1954)

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Heather and family

2015-Aug-03

Good Morning All,

It is with great sadness that I share the news of the death of our Niece, Heather. Heather was called home on Saturday. She was surrounded by the warmth and grace of those who love her. We know that she is at rest in God’s Eternal Embrace and are thankful for her deliverance from the pain and suffering that she endured but we miss her. Heather was and will remain in our hearts the beautiful young woman who graced our lives. She was beautiful of face, beautiful of heart and spirit, gave of herself to so many. A sense of humor and wit that was a joy to be around. She was a good person in all the ways that matter and she touched the hearts of just about all who came to know her. She dealt with life as best she could with the help of God. She loved her children, her husband, her family and with her wonderful smile and a twinkle in her eye, she would readily tell you that she did. I will always smile when I hear someone say, ” What were they thinking ” because Heather in a fun filled way was want to say,” Aunt Peg, What were they thinking.”

Please keep Heather, her husband Cameron, her Children Grace and Reid in your prayers as they so deeply mourn their loss. We, her family, are so grateful to Heather’s Mom and Dad, Joanne and Ed. We are so grateful to Heather’s Sister, Stacey ( Heather’s best friend ), Stacey’s husband Scott, their children, Riley, Kelsey and Griffin who shared their lives and joy so fully with Heather, Cameron, Grace and Reid. Their love knew no boundaries. We are grateful for Ryan. (Heather’s Brother) and his Wife Krystle, they were there for her. We give thanks for Heather’s friends who were close to her heart. We give thanks for Cameron, Grace and Reid, they were Heather’s Blessings and her life.

A good friend of mine, Jerry Lynch, shared a prayer to ease our pain and I take the liberty of sharing it with you because we all have known the pain of losing someone we love.

In The Arms Of God:

We don’t like to say goodbye to those whom we love whether
It be at school or a cemetery, separation is tough.
It is right for us to weep but there is no need for us to despair.
Heather had pain here, she will have no pain there.
She struggled here and will have no struggles there.
You and I might wonder why God may take her from our home,
But she won’t. She will soon be at peace in the presence of God.
When it is cold on earth, we can take comfort in knowing
That our loved ones are in the warm arms of God.
And when Christ comes, we will hold them too.

Our Family thank you for your prayers and kind thoughts. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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Donald Costello commented on PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Heather and family

My wife and I will keep all of them in our rosary tonight.

Costello, Donald (MC1954)

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JLINKEDIN: Sylvester, Kristen [MC2006] Senior Financial Analyst at North Shore-LIJ

2015-Aug-04

https://www.linkedin.com/pub/kristen-sylvester/102/512/909

Sylvester, Kristen [MC2006]
Senior Financial Analyst at North Shore-LIJ Health System
Greater New York City Area
Hospital & Health Care

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JHQ: McDermott family does a book

2015-Aug-04

http://manhattan.edu/news/manhattan-family-pens-childrens-book-promoting-arts-0

MANHATTAN FAMILY PENS CHILDREN’S BOOK PROMOTING THE ARTS
Michael ’81, Fausta ’82 and Joseph McDermott ’15 wrote and illustrated The Concert Hall Cats, which they published in May 2015.

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JLINKEDIN: DeMatteo, Don [MC1998] Assistant Principal at Yonkers Public Schools

2015-Aug-05

https://www.linkedin.com/pub/don-dematteo/102/548/824

DeMatteo, Don [MC1998]
Assistant Principal at Yonkers Public Schools
New Windsor, New York
Education Management

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JNEWS: Lowenwirth, Helen [MC1991] administrator for East Side Endoscopy

2015-Aug-05

http://www.beckersasc.com/asc-turnarounds-ideas-to-improve-performance/asc-industry-leader-to-know-helen-lowenwirth-of-east-side-endoscopy.html

ASC Industry Leader to Know: Helen Lowenwirth of East Side Endoscopy
Written by Laura Dyrda | August 04, 2015

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Helen Lowenwirth, MBA, CASC, is the administrator for East Side Endoscopy, a position she’s held since 2012. She has previous experience as a practice manager at NYGA and was administrator of Park Avenue Radiologists for more than 19 years.

She has experience with the day-to-day management of her current endoscopy ambulatory surgery center. Her professional responsibilities have included revenue generation, patient billing, accounting and case management, human resources, patient scheduling and registration, insurance verifications, physician credentialing and HIPAA.

Ms. Lowenwirth completed her undergraduate degree at Manhattan College and her MBA at Pace University Lubin School of Business.

Ms. Lowenirth will be among the 110-plus surgery center speakers at the Becker’s ASC 22nd Annual Meeting — The Business and Operations of ASCs event in Chicago, Oct. 22-24. Click here to learn more and register.

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Lowenwirth, Helen [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Helen is a member of the Class of 1991.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Lowenwirth, Helen [MC1991]

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JOBIT: McDonagh, Mary B. Malvey [MC1992 RIP] on 2015-Aug-04

2015-Aug-05

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lohud/obituary.aspx?n=Mary-B-McDonagh&pid=175441202

Mary B. McDonagh
(1958 – 2015)
Obituary

Mary B. McDonagh, nee: Malvey of Pearl River died on August 4, 2015 at the age of 57.

Mary was born on March, 1st 1958 in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx, New York to the late James and Julia Malvey. She attended St. John’s Grammar School in the Bronx and graduated from Tolentine High School in 1976. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Manhattan College. Mary then went on to complete a degree in Education from Saint Thomas Aquinas College.

On August 29th, 1987 she married Frank McDonagh at Saint John’s in the Bronx, New York. Mary and Frank, with their two children Frank and Caitlin, made a home in Pearl River where they have resided for over 20 years. Mary was an active member of the Pearl River community, volunteering as a Girl Scout troop leader and religious education teacher at Saint Margaret’s Church. She enjoyed spending her summers at their beach house in Jamesport, NY and traveling with her family. Mary will be remembered for her warm hospitality and devotion to her family and friends.

Mary had a fulfilling career as a fourth grade teacher at Villano Elementary School in Emerson, NJ. Her passion for teaching was fueled by the students whose lives she touched as well as the friendships she made with her colleagues.

She is survived by her loving husband, Frank McDonagh and her two children Frank and Caitlin. As well as her siblings, James Malvey, Joanne Fortescue, Kathleen Foley, Thomas Malvey, Kevin Malvey and Julia Slaney. She is also survived by her many nieces and nephews and their families. Her siblings Richard Malvey and Virginia Malvey predeceased her.

Family will receive friends on Thursday 7-9 and Friday 2-7 at Wyman-Fisher Funeral Home Inc. A Mass of Christian burial will be offered Saturday 10 am at Saint Margaret’s Church in Pearl River, NY and a burial to follow at Saint Anthony’s in Nanuet.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to United Hospice of Rockland and designated to the Joe Raso Hospice Residence fund.

Wyman-Fisher Funeral Home Inc.
100 Franklin Ave.
Pearl River, NY 10965

Published in the lohud.com from Aug. 6 to Aug. 7, 2015

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McDonagh, Mary B. Malvey [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/lohud/mary-b-mcdonagh-condolences/175441202?cid=full

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Dear John,

I believe that Mary (Malvey) is a member of the Class of 1992.

May She Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McDonagh, Mary B. Malvey [MC1992 RIP]

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

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JHQ: August Alumni Connection

2015-Aug-05

August Alumni Connection
Manhattan College Alumni Relations alumni@manhattan.edu via auth.ccsend.com
12:10 PM (2 hours ago)

Saturday, August 8, 2015 | Southampton Publick House
A Day in the Hamptons

Sunday, August 9, 2015 | New York, NY
Dominican Day Parade

Thursday, August 13, 2015 | Boat Basin Cafe
Summer Alumni Reception

Saturday, August 15, 2015 | Monmouth Park Racetrack
A Day at Monmouth Park Racetrack

Sunday, August 30, 2015| Nationals Park
Washington Nationals vs. Miami Marlins

Friday, Sept. 18 – Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015 | Bishop Molloy Retreat House
Reality Retreat Weekend

Highlights
Money Magazine Ranks Manhattan College as Top Catholic College in the Country
Majority of May 2014 Graduates Secured Jobs or Enrolled in Grad School, Survey Suggests
Alumna Founds Nonprofit for Deployed Military

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JLINKEDIN: Bihuniak, Connie Anne [MC2011] Director of Operations Malas Builders Corp

2015-Aug-06

https://www.linkedin.com/pub/connie-anne-bihuniak/102/606/64a

Bihuniak, Connie Anne [MC2011]
Marketing, Sales and Operations Professional
Hoboken, New Jersey
Construction

Director of Operations
Malas Builders Corp

Summary
•Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability work effectively in high pressure situations with Management, Vendors and Community Residents.
•Knowledge of principles and practices of property management.
•Effectively design policies, procedures and training materials and implement practices to employees.
•Knowledge of local, state and federal codes and ordinances relating to construction, maintenance, facilities planning and design.
•Ability to develop, negotiate and review service agreements, contract documents and vendor bids.
•Ability to develop bid specifications and evaluate bids from vendors.
•Skilled in analyzing and interpreting the needs of residents and offering appropriate solutions.
•Solid organization and time management skills with the ability to meet deadlines.
•Managerial skills with the ability to communicate effectively, assigning and supervising the work of others.

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MFOUND: School Building Leader program at Manhattan College

2015-Aug-06

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/leadership_360/2015/08/the_healing_power_of_love_reconnecting_with_our_higher_purpose.html

The Healing Power of Love: Reconnecting With Our Higher Purpose
By Jill Berkowicz and Ann Myers on August 6, 2015 6:41 AM

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We welcome guest blogger Mathew Swerdloff, Executive Director of Educational Support Services in the Hendrick Hudson School District in Westchester, New York.

On my way in to the John A. Coleman School in Yonkers, NY, I noticed a small framed statement of mission hanging on the wall.  Very unobtrusive, it read “In the tradition of Elizabeth Seton, we cherish all children and believe in the healing power of loving relationships…”  That simple statement summed up clearly what I saw over the next few hours, and was moved to share in this piece.  It was so unlike the “Mission and Vision” statements I have seen in schools across the state. Elegant in its simplicity, it articulates something we often are reluctant to say in public schools; that we are here for children, and bound by the power of love.  This seemed like a fitting way to reconnect to our higher purpose as we begin another school year and face new challenges that often distract us from that focus.  I hope the story offers a counterpoint to the inevitable focus on tests, rankings, APPR, and standards.

I first heard about the Coleman School from three of my graduate students in the School Building Leader program at Manhattan College.  As we worked together in class over the course of a year, they often told stories about their students, and what they described was so unique, I felt that I had to visit. The Coleman School is just one of several sponsored ministries of the Sisters of Charity of New York.  The Sisters sponsor the Coleman School and its affiliate organizations: the St. Elizabeth Seton Children’s Foundation, the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center and the Children’s Rehabilitation Center, all located in Westchester County. Children come from all across New York State to receive medical care, skilled nursing, rehabilitation and educational services offered at these organizations.

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JHQ: Br. Robert Berger Celebrates 40 Years as Brother

2015-Aug-07

http://manhattan.edu/news/br-robert-berger-celebrates-40-years-brother-teacher-mentor-and-friend

Br. Robert Berger Celebrates 40 Years as Brother, Teacher, Mentor and Friend

Since 1988, Br. Robert has made a wide-ranging impact on his alma mater.

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MNEWS: Alma Mater PR man remembered

2015-Aug-07

http://patch.com/new-york/newrochelle/cohen-trot-mcguire-trot-yonkers-raceway-remember-sports-legends

Cohen Trot, McGuire Trot at Yonkers Raceway Remember Sports Legends
MIKE COHEN TROT, DICK MCGUIRE TROT REMEMBER TWO R‎‎EVERED SPORTS FIGURES IN N.Y.S.S. EVENTS ON AUGUST 7th AND AUGUST 10th AT YONKERS RACEWAY
By Diego Isio (Open Post) August 6, 2015

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The annual $151,625 Mike Cohen Trot for two-year-old fillies gets the party started on August 7th, with five $30,325 divisions paying homage to the superb PR man, whose storied career included stays at Manhattan College, Yonkers Raceway, NBC Sports, and his own public relations firm. The Rockland County native passed away prematurely 27 years ago, and the stakes was named in his honor soon after.

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JNEWS: Derba, Nick [MC2007] promoted at UMaine

2015-Aug-07

http://bangordailynews.com/2015/08/07/sports/derba-promoted-to-umaine-baseball-associate-head-coach/

Derba promoted to UMaine baseball associate head coach

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Derba, Nick [MC2007]

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JOBIT: Flynn, Charles E. “Charlie” Jr. [MC1963 RIP] on 2015-Aug-06

2015-Aug-08

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/uticaod/obituary.aspx?n=Charles-E-Flynn-Charlie&pid=175459761

Charles E. “Charlie” Flynn Jr.
1941 – 2015 | Obituary

ROME Charles E. “Charlie” Flynn, Jr., 74, of Rome, passed away on August 6, 2015, at Rome Memorial Hospital.

He was born July 2, 1941, in Saratoga Springs, NY, the son of Charles and Agnes Zuend Flynn, Sr. He was a graduate of St. Peter’s High School in Saratoga and Manhattan College with a degree in mechanical engineering. He later earned his MBA from Oklahoma City University.

On August 19, 1967, he married Meredith “Meree” Baughan in St. Paul’s Church in Cranston, RI. Charlie served in the US Air Force from 1963-1968. Upon his discharge, he moved to Rome and went to work for Mohawk Airlines. In 1971, he started working at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Griffiss Air Force Base and worked there until retiring in 2008.

He was a member of St. Peter’s Church. Charlie was also very active in local soccer. He was a founding member of AYSO Soccer in the Town of Lee and he developed the fields at the Town Park and Stokes School.

However, his real passion was photography. He could be seen at events throughout the area, capturing all the action from behind his lens.

Surviving besides his beloved wife of 47 years, Meree, is a daughter, Kirstin Impicciatore, of Rome; a son, Charles J. Flynn, of Atlanta, GA; two sisters, Cynthia (Thomas) Gardner and Elizabeth Graham, of Gansevoort; two precious grandchildren, Lauren and Nicholas Impicciatore; his mother-in-law, Alice Burdett, of Cary, NC; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Joseph and Sharon Baughan, of Holly Springs, NC; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by a grandson, Filippo Impicciatore.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 9:45 a.m. at Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, Inc., 418 N. George St., Rome, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter’s Church with the Rev. Philip Hearn officiating. Interment will take place in Evergreen Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Charlie’s memory may be made to the Rome Humane Society. You may light a candle, send a message of sympathy and view the obituary at: http://www.nunnandharper.com

Published in The Observer-Dispatch on Aug. 8, 2015

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Flynn, Charles E. “Charlie” Jr. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

I believe that Charles is a member of the Class of 1963.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Flynn, Charles E. “Charlie” Jr. [MC1963 RIP]

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MOBIT: Joseph A. Della-Giustina Sr. obit mentions Alma Mater

2015-Aug-08

http://obits.masslive.com/obituaries/masslive/obituary.aspx?n=Joseph-A-Della-Giustina&pid=175456922

Joseph A. Della-Giustina Sr.
Obituary

Joseph A. Della-Giustina Sr., 92, of Agawam, MA and Lake Worth, FL went home to be with the Lord on August 4, 2015 at JFK Memorial Hospital, Lake Worth, FL.

He was born June 5, 1923 to Caterina Bianchi and Augustus Della-Giustina in their Loring Street home in Springfield, MA. Joe was known by the nickname “Skip” in the city’s South End where he grew up. Under the GI bill he earned Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Master of Education degrees from the American International College. He was an Economics teaching fellow and member of the Zeta Chi Fraternity at the College He also earned a CAGS from the University of Connecticut at Storrs where he was enrolled in the Doctoral Program. He graduated from the High School of Commerce. As part of his U.S. Army education, he also studied at the University of Alabama and Manhattan College in New York.

On June 22, 2012, Joe became a Chevalier (Knight) when he received the French National Order of the Legion of Honour from French Consul General Christophe Guilhou. He was declared to be a World War II war hero in honor of landing at Omaha Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944, and fighting throughout France to liberate the country. He helped to free St. Lo and Cherbourg and was a mine sweeper from there to Paris. He fought in Belgium and Germany helping to build the pontoon bridge at Remagen and run a POW camp. Congressman Richard Neal, Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, and Springfield Veterans Director Thomas Belton participated in the ceremony. In 1992 he and his family retraced his WWII steps, finding the exact place he had landed at Omaha Beach, and reuniting with French friends from the War.

Joe was the first General Manager of the Springfield Teachers Credit Union (STCU). Previously he was at the High School of Commerce in Springfield both as a guidance counselor and business math teacher. Earlier he taught in the Southwick Public School System. He also taught business math and accounting for the evening sessions at Springfield Technical Community College. He served as chairman of both the Agawam Board of Selectmen and School Committee.

In 2012 he was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Agawam Democratic Town Committee. In 2003 he was chosen Italian of the Year by the Agawam Sister City Committee. He was a member of the Agawam City Charter Committee which changed Agawam from a town to a city. He was a founding member of the Agawam UNICO and chairman of its Scholarship Committee. He served as the Town’s first Personnel Director, ran the Agawam Adult Softball League, and taught golf to youngsters through the Recreation Department.

For years he served on the Democratic Town Committee and as a delegate to Democratic State Conventions. He was a member of the Agawam Senior Center Chapter II and enjoyed the bus trips to Mohegan Sun. Before World War II Joe manufactured rifles at the Springfield Armory where he met his wife Jennie Subotin. Their voyages took them and his family to Italy, Paris, the French Riviera, Normandy, the Netherlands, Germany, England, Canada, Mexico, and around the United States.

He was an avid Red Sox fan since he was a young boy when he would jump the train to Fenway Park to watch Ted Williams play. He often talked about the Sox and meeting Williams years later.

Peace issues, fairness, education, women and children’s rights were his main concerns. He very much enjoyed his winter home in Florida. His family thanks him for being such a wonderful, loving father who was an inspiration to all who knew him. His spirit, generosity, and love for both Jesus and his family never diminished.

Joe was predeceased by his wife of 60 years Jennie Subotin who died in 2005. He is survived by their three children, Dr. Marsha Della-Giustina of Arlington, MA, Dr. Jo-Ann Della Giustina of Plymouth, MA, and Dr. Joseph Jr. and his wife Jacqueline of Palm Beach, FL. He leaves one granddaughter Joey Nicole Della-Giustina who gave him a lot of joy and love, her fiancée Zachary Atkinson, and great-granddaughter Lailah Rayne, who all lived with him in Lake Worth. Joe is also survived by his caregiver Verna Taylor. He relied on her daily to care for him, read him the Bible, and pray with him. He also leaves his last surviving sibling Dr. Daniel Della-Giustina of Morgantown, WV. He was predeceased by his sister Eleanor Papadakis of Holyoke, MA and Southington, CT, and Dr. Victor Della-Giustina of Augusta, GA. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Helen Lawrenchuk and predeceased by sisters-in-law Zoafia Demko, Mary Gagliarducci, and brother-in law Stanley Subotin, all of Agawam. Joe is survived by dear friends especially Steven and Warren and the rest of the Miodowski family of Agawam, Brian Ahern of Springfield, many nieces, nephews, and beloved godchildren Dr. Kathryn Papadakis of Southington, CT, John Della-Giustina of Sierra Vista, AZ, Diana Subotin Ladden of Ludlow, VT, and Ann Marie Phillips of Agawam.

His funeral service will be conducted by a family friend whom Joe considered to be a “son,” the Reverend Tom Crouse from the Cornerstone Church in Myrtle Beach, SC. on Tuesday, August 11th at 11AM at Colonial Forastiere Funeral Home, 985 Main Street in Agawam. Burial will follow in Agawam Center Cemetery. A visiting hour will precede the service from 10-11AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Paul Newman’s The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp Fund, Dept. W, 555 Long Wharf Drive, New Haven, CT. 06511. For more information please visit: http://www.forastiere.com.

Funeral Home: Colonial Forastiere Funeral Home of Agawam 985 Main Street Agawam, MA 01001(413) 786-2600

Published in The Republican from Aug. 7 to Aug. 9, 2015

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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ENDNOTE: Does “legalized same-sex marriage” eclipse all other issues?

2015-Aug-08

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2015/07/laurence-m-vance/evangelicals-are-outraged-at-same-sex-marriage/

Where Is the Outrage?
By Laurence M. Vance
July 21, 2015

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But before the outraged conservative, evangelical, and fundamentalist Christians pray for God’s judgment on the five Supreme Court justices who legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, perhaps they ought to look in the mirror.

Where is the outrage over the unjust war in Iraq?

Where is the outrage over the unjust war in Afghanistan?

Where is the outrage over the trillions of taxpayer dollars wasted on these wars?

Where is the outrage over the reckless, belligerent, and meddling U.S. foreign policy?

Where is the outrage over the thousands of U.S. troops who died for a lie in Iraq?

Where is the outrage over the thousands of U.S. troops who died in vain in Afghanistan?

Where is the outrage over the hundreds of U.S. foreign military bases?

Where is the outrage over the hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops stationed overseas?

Where is the outrage over the network of brothels that exists around U.S. foreign military bases?

Where is the outrage over the warmongers in the Republican Party?

Where is the outrage over the warmongers in the conservative movement?

Where is the outrage over U.S. drone attacks that kill civilians?

Where is the outrage over the bloated defense budget?

Where is the outrage over the U.S. military being used for offense instead of defense?

Where is the outrage over CIA secret prisons?

Where is the outrage over the national security state?

Where is the outrage over the senseless maiming of U.S. troops fighting in unnecessary wars?

Where is the outrage over the United States fighting foreign wars?

Where is the outrage over the billions of taxpayers dollars given to corrupt foreign regimes?

Where is the outrage over the U.S. military being a global force for evil?

Where is the outrage over veterans being made into gods?

Where is the outrage over the millions of victims of U.S. aggression in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan?

Where is the outrage over all U.S. soldiers being called heroes?

Where is the outrage over the U.S. military invading other countries?

Where is the outrage over the U.S. military occupying other countries?

Where is the outrage over the glorification of the American Sniper Chris Kyle?

Where is the outrage over soldiers bombing, maiming, and killing under the flag of the United States?

Where is the outrage over filthy military cadences?

Where is the outrage over all of the sexual assaults that occur in the U.S. military?

Where is the outrage over the pregnancies that occur on U.S. Navy ships?

Where is the outrage over the thousands of homosexuals in the U.S. military?

Where is the outrage over the thousands of transgenders in the U.S. military?

Where is the outrage over U.S. troops functioning as the president’s personal attack force?

Where is the outrage over just war theory being used to justify war?

Where is the outrage over the lies of the U.S. government?

Where is the outrage over the torture committed by agents of the United States?

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While the author focuses on the “conservative, evangelical, and fundamentalist Christians”, the American and other Catholics should be in his sights. The Church has become a Marxist subsidiary of the “God of Government”.

Where is the outrage over abortion?

Where is the preaching about the “Just War” theory?

Where is the pushback against the immoral, ineffective, and inefficient activities of Government that reduce human beings into the shackles of “welfare”?

Where is the protection against force and fraud that is the Government’s only true valid function?

Where is the revulsion to the “(pseudo) War on (some) Drugs” that has filled the prisons, corrupted the police, and made the politicians rich!

Argh!

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