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JASPER JOTTINGS Week 44 – 2015 Nov 01

JASPER JOTTINGS Week 44  – 2015 Nov 01

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

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2015/jj2015W99.html

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POSITRACTION: Two nameless bodies washed up on the beach

2015-Oct-25

http://www.ted.com/talks/anders_fjellberg_two_nameless_bodies_washed_up_on_the_beach_here_are_their_stories

Filmed September 2015 at TEDGlobal>London

Anders Fjellberg: Two nameless bodies washed up on the beach.

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When two bodies wearing identical wetsuits washed ashore in Norway and the Netherlands, journalist Anders Fjellberg and photographer Tomm Christiansen started a search to answer the question: who were these people? What they found and reported in Norway’s “Dagbladet” is that everybody has a name, everybody has a story and everybody is someone.

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To me, this is a story about two questions that I think we all share: what is a better life, and what am I willing to do to achieve it? And to me, and probably a lot of you, a better life would mean being able to do more of what we think of as meaningful, whether that be spending more time with your family and friends, travel to an exotic place, or just getting money to buy that cool new device or a pair of new sneakers. And this is all within our reach pretty easily.

But if you are fleeing a war zone, the answers to those two questions are dramatically different. A better life is a life in safety. It’s a life in dignity. A better life means not having your house bombed, not fearing being kidnapped. It means being able to send your children to school, go to university, or just find work to be able to provide for yourself and the ones you love. A better life would be a future of some possibilities compared to nearly none, and that’s a strong motivation.

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Kudos to these men for figuring it out. Praise to the editor who approved it.

This puts a face to the “refugee story”.

There’s something universal about wanting a better peaceful life.

Requiescat In Pacem

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for those souls stressed in today’s economy

2015-Oct-25

Good Morning All Once Again,

I ask for your prayers for all those good men and women who in todays world deal with the uncertainty of employment, the constant pressure of the Market Place that places so much stress on Families and indeed, individuals and those that are running their own businesses and trying to do the right thing. I ask that you say a prayer for all of them that they may persevere, trust in the Lord and keep God in their lives. As my dear friend Jim Smith says, Prayer works. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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[JR: Amen! With the terrible U6 number, ¼ of the available workforce not working, the current 18T+ national debt and the guesstimated 200T+ in unfunded liabilities that our posterity will have to deal with, there’s a lot of prayer needed. And, some old Catholic school discipline needed too.]

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JNEWS: Kennedy, Erin [MC2009] first Xaverian girls soccer coach

2015-Oct-25

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2015/10/23/xaverian-establishes-high-school-girls%E2%80%99-sports-program

Xaverian establishes high school girls’ sports program
The girls’ soccer and lacrosse teams will be coached by Erin Kennedy.

2015 10Oct 25 erin kennedy

School hires coaches for basketball, softball, soccer
By Paula KatinasBrooklyn Daily Eagle

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Xaverian High School, a Catholic school that will be going co-ed in September of 2016, is busy laying the groundwork for a female sports program.

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Robert B. Alesi, president of Xaverian High School, at 7100 Shore Road, announced on Oct. 22 that the school has hired sports coaches for girls’ teams.

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Xaverian High School, established in 1957 by the Xaverian Brothers, a Catholic religious order, has had an all-male student body in high school grades (9, 10, 11 and 12) throughout its history.

Earlier this year, the school announced that starting in 2016, it will admit female high school students.

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Kennedy holds a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology/exercise science from Manhattan College, where she was a dual sport Division 1 athlete in soccer and track. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in adolescence education at the College of Staten Island.

Prior to joining Xaverian, Kennedy worked as a strength and conditioning coach where she had the opportunity to work with members of professional football, hockey, soccer and baseball programs.

Kennedy currently coaches two teams, U9 and U16, with Staten Island United, a travel soccer program. She also serves as director of DK3 Academy, a travel lacrosse program in Staten Island that focuses on placing high school players in college.

“To be given the opportunity to help shape the girls’ soccer and lacrosse programs is so exciting,” she said.

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Kennedy, Erin [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Erin is a member of the class of 2009.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Kennedy, Erin [MC2009]

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JOBIT: Procaccini, Joseph P. [MC1970 RIP] on 2015-Oct-24

2015-Oct-26

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/providence/obituary.aspx?n=Joseph-Procaccini&pid=176222645

Joseph Procaccini M.D.
Obituary

PROCACCINI, JOSEPH P. M.D. 67, of Johnston, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Inpatient Center in Providence.

Joseph was the cherished husband of Alberta F. (Ristigian) Procaccini. Born in Providence, he was a son of Martha (Bellotti) Procaccini and the late Joseph Procaccini. Besides his wife, he is survived by his loving son Joseph M. Procaccini of Johnston. Joseph was the brother of Martha Nardacci (husband Nick) and Charles Procaccini (wife Robyn). He was brother-in-law to Albert Ristigian Jr., Renee Gasparri (husband Chris), Karen Laflamme (husband Claude) and Judith Ristigian. He also leaves behind many adored nieces and nephews; Nicholas Nardacci and his wife Valery, Loriann Nardacci and her partner Nicholas Mauro, Jacqueline Gasparri, Julianna Procaccini, Maria Procaccini, Alexandra Laflamme, Talia Laflamme and Alex Zayat. Joseph was the great uncle of Leonardo Nardacci.

Joseph graduated with high honors from LaSalle Academy. He was a summa cum laude graduate of Manhattan College and a magna cum laude graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE. He completed a Family Practice residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ. He started his career as a part-time emergency room physician in Washington DC where he was also employed at NIH.

Joseph opened a private Medical Practice in Johnston RI from 1980-1993. He was a clinical instructor in Family Medicine at Brown University School of Medicine from 1984 to 1993. He then began his career at Reliant Medical Group in MA, where he worked in Adult Urgent care from 1993 to the present.

His colleagues often commented what a difference one person makes in the lives of others. They have described “Dr. Joe” as someone with a following of fans that included patients’, colleagues and staff. His calm demeanor and soothing voice helped many through challenging times. His colleagues looked to him for his wisdom, intelligence and wonderful wit.

The family wishes to acknowledge their gratitude and deep appreciation to Dr. Joseph DiBenedetto, Jr. and his wife Pat. Dr. DiBenedetto was a friend for more than 30 years. As Joseph’s physician, he gave him the greatest gift of many quality years beyond what was one would expect, given his rare diagnosis.

Joseph was the most loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle, friend and colleague. He believed his purpose in life was to be of service to those who were ill and needed help. He will be missed by all.

If you wish to make a donation in memory of Joseph P. Procaccini, please make it to the Tomorrow Fund. His funeral will be held from the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME & Crematory, 1278 Park Avenue, Cranston on Wednesday at 8:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Parish, 239 Regent Avenue, Providence at 10 a.m. Burial will take place in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Johnston. VISITING HOURS: Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. Visit Nardolillo.com for online condolences.

Nardolillo Funeral Home Inc
1278 Park Ave
Cranston, RI 02910
(401) 942-1220

Published in The Providence Journal on Oct. 26, 2015

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Procaccini, Joseph P. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/providence/joseph-procaccini-condolences/176222645?cid=full

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Dear John,

I believe that Joseph is a member of the Class of 1970.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Procaccini, Joseph P. [MC1970 RIP]

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

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Cathy M

2015-Oct-26

Good Morning All,

From Mike McEneney, our prayers are requested for Cathy M. And her Family. Today, Monday, Cathy begins extensive Radiation and Chemo treatment. We pray that that the effects of the treatments are soon visible and positive. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JUPDATE: Jara, José Martin [MC 1992] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

2015-Oct-26

Dear John,

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

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

http://jasperjottings-daily.com/2015/10/18/jnews-jara-jose-martin-mc-board-president-at-leake-watts/

JNEWS: Jara, José Martin [MC 1992] Board President at Leake & Watts

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Father Hill

2015-Oct-27

Good Afternoon All,

Jim Smith visited with Father Hill who has been in our prayers. Jim shares that Father Hill is doing well and now living on Campus. Good news regardinhg Father’s health and we pray for Fathers continued healing and give thanks for his being back amongst us. Thank you Jim for the update. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JOBIT: O’Neill, James F. Jr. [MC???? RIP] on 2015-Sep-18

2015-Oct-28

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/twincities/obituary.aspx?n=James-F-ONEILL&pid=176246808

James F. O’NEILL Jr.
Obituary

James passed away peacefully on September 18, 2015 at the age of 90.

He was preceded in death by his parents Lillian and James and sister Dorothy. James was born in New York City and worked at NBC in the early days of live television and also as a stagehand on Broadway for over 40 years. James never forgot his roots in New York and was fiercely proud of and talked passionately about the ‘Big Town’.

James was a proud graduate of Dewitt Clinton High School and Manhattan College.

He served as an airplane mechanic and gunner in WW II, being awarded the American Service, the Good Conduct and Victory Medals. In retirement, James spent considerable time at the Hurwitz Exercare Fitness Center, where he made many friends and had many admirers. James will be remembered for his love of history, animals and generosity and as a true gentleman. He will be missed!

Memorials in James’s honor to a charity of the donor’s choice .

Published in Pioneer Press on Oct. 28, 2015

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O’Neill, James F. Jr. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace,

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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

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JNEWS: Lorenz, Joseph W. [MC2012] MCAA’s Institute

2015-Oct-28

Joseph W. Lorenz completes training at MCAA’s Institute for Project …
Press Release Rocket-4 hours ago

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Mr. Lorenz holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Manhattan College. “The program brought much value that I am taking forward,” said Mr. … … … … (website down)

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Lorenz, Joseph W. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Joseph is a member of the Class of 2012.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Lorenz, Joseph W. [MC2012]

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JLINKEDIN: McLaughlin, Helen Jablonski [MC1983] donates a kidney

2015-Oct-28

Helen Jablonski McLaughlin
Consultant / Program Manager at MetLife

Consider a donation to a cause important to 2 fellow Jaspers
Hi. As you read my story, keep in mind I am a Jasper, ’83 and my brother Lou – the father of my nephew – is a Jasper, 72.

Thank you
Helen Jablonski McLaughlin

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McLaughlin, Helen Jablonski [MC1983]

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http://donate.kidney.org/site/TR/Walk/GreaterNewYork?px=1583580&pg=personal&fr_id=7570

Dear Friends & Colleagues:

I know that we all have charities and organizations that are important to us. The National Kidney Foundation is important to me on a very personal level.

On August 18, 2000, 15 years ago, my nephew Peter and I shared in a life changing event — I donated a kidney to Peter.

Prior to the transplant Peter’s life was controlled by kidney disease — doctor’s appointments, tests, dialysis machines… today Peter’s life is controlled by Peter. The kidney transplant enabled Peter to finish college, pursue a career in Communications, and to live a full, active life.

Physically, donating a kidney has not limited my abilities in any way; emotionally it has reinforced how precious life is. As a result of this transplant, Peter and I have become very involved with the National Kidney Foundation and the fight against Kidney Disease.

As I am sure you understand, it is not always comfortable sending out requests for donations. However, I am trying to remember the cardinal rule of fundraising, which is that you are providing donors an opportunity to give to a very worthy cause. It is in that spirit that I am requesting donations. Every dollar helps; no donation is too small.

Please feel free to join the Got Kidney’s Team in the 2015 walk in NYC on Sunday November 8th at Foley Square.

Thank you for helping us reach our fundraising goal!

Helen Jablonski McLaughlin

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Good Morning All,

Please allow me to share the following as we celebrate the lives of a Fellow Jasper and her Nephew, because of the selflessness and love of one, two enjoy full and productive lives. It is a story worth sharing and you might be interested in the organization Helen speaks of and you may be interested in joining the Walk Event in NYC on November 8, 2015 at Foley Square. Jasper Jottings shared this with us. Thank you John.

We celebrate in our prayer of thanks Helen Jablonski McLaughlin ’83, her Nephew, Peter, Helen’s Brother Lou ’72 (Peter’s Dad). Please also keep in your prayers those who suffer from Kidney Disease. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JLINKEDIN: Bayer, Erin [MC2009] Physician Assistant Student

2015-Oct-29

https://www.linkedin.com/pub/erin-bayer/108/972/235

Bayer, Erin [MC2009]
Physician Assistant Student
Brooklyn, New York

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JNEWS: Savage, Joseph J. [MC1974] Exec Vice Chairman Webster Bank

2015-Oct-29

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/webster-promotes-john-r-ciulla-to-president-300168208.html

Webster Promotes John R. Ciulla To President

WATERBURY, Conn., Oct. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE: WBS), the holding company for Webster Bank, N.A., today announced that its board of directors promoted John R. Ciulla to president of the bank and the bank holding company and appointed him to the bank’s board of directors. In addition, the board appointed Joseph J. Savage to executive vice chairman of the bank and the bank holding company. Both report to James C. Smith, chairman and chief executive officer.

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Savage, formerly president, retains oversight of Human Resources and directly oversees the bank’s programs for leadership development, incentive compensation, and employee engagement. He will continue to serve as a member of the bank’s board.

Smith said, “As president, Joe has contributed mightily to our progress toward our goal of becoming the highest performing mid-size bank in the country as measured by financial performance, customer satisfaction, and growth in key segments. He will continue to work closely with me in formulating strategy and will lead key external client initiatives.”

Ciulla joined Webster in 2004 as senior vice president for middle market banking and has served in a variety of management positions with increasing responsibility, including as chief credit risk officer from 2008 to 2010. As executive vice president and head of middle market banking from 2011 to 2013, he was responsible for several business units prior to his January 2014 promotion to lead Commercial Banking.

Prior to joining Webster, Ciulla worked at The Bank of New York where he was most recently managing director. He practiced law in New York as an associate with McDermott Will & Emery and with Hughes Hubbard. He serves on the board of the Connecticut Business and Industry Association. Ciulla earned his bachelor’s degree in political science and history from Williams College, his MBA from the Columbia Business School, and his law degree from Fordham University School of Law.

Savage joined Webster in 2002 as executive vice president and head of Commercial Banking. He was promoted to president and appointed to the bank’s board of directors in January 2014. Prior to joining Webster, Savage was executive vice president of the Communications and Energy banking group for CoBank in Denver, Colorado.

Savage serves as a director of the MetroHartford Alliance and the Travelers Championship Committee. He serves on the boards of The Bushnell and the Connecticut Bankers Association. He chaired the 2013-14 Campaign for United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College and his MBA from Seton Hall University.

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Dear John,

John Ciulla did not attend Manhattan College, but I believe that Joseph J. Savage, 74,
who was appointed  Executive Vice Chairman of Webster Bank did.

Best,

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. I really screwed that one up. Must be getting senile!]

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Savage, Joseph J. [MC1974]

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JLINKEDIN: Dolan, John [MC2009] Civil Engineer at Schiavone Construction

2015-Oct-30

https://www.linkedin.com/pub/john-dolan/108/583/4ab

Dolan, John [MC2009]
Civil Engineer at Schiavone Construction Co. LLC
Tuckahoe, New York
Construction

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JOBIT: Burns, Sr. Eileen M. [MC1972 RIP] on 2015-Oct-27

2015-Oct-30

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lohud/obituary.aspx?n=Eileen-M-Burns&pid=176270825

Sr. Eileen M. Burns OSF (1943 – 2015)
Obituary
Guest Book

Sr. Eileen Margaret Burns, OSF of Mt. Vernon, passed away on October 27, 2015. She was 72.

Sr. Eileen was born on September 25, 1943 in New Rochelle to the late Edward and Margaret (Freeman) Burns. Her entrance into religious life was on January 6, 1962 with her final profession on July 14, 1969.

She received her BA in history from Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, MA in religious studies from Manhattan College in Bronx, and finally receiving her MAS in divinity from Maryknoll School of Theology.

She had scholarships to study Spanish in Santo Domingo in 1975, to study liberation theology in 1980, The Mastery Foundation School of Leadership, First Cohort from November 2008-2011, Foundations of Transformational Leadership.

Her ministry started at Holy Name of Jesus School in New Rochelle from 1967-1971, Religious Education at Holy Name School from 1971-1974, Pastoral Associate at Nativity Parish in NYC from 1974-1980, High School Religion Teacher at La Salle Academy in NYC from 1980-1984, Pastoral Associate at Ascension Parish in NYC from 1984-1991, Pastoral Associate at Nativity Parish from 1991-1998, Pastoral Associate at St. Margaret Mary Parish in Bronx, NY, local minister at Srs. of St. Francis Motherhouse in Hastings-on-Hudson, and Pastoral Associate for St. Joseph of the Holy Family Parish in NYC from 2009-present.

She was appointed chairperson of the Franciscan Associates from 1993-present, elected to Community Planning Board 3 in NYC, and served on Public Safety & Rehabilitation Commission.

She is survived by her sister Rosemarie Burns and was predeceased by her brother Rev. Msgr. A. Francis Burns.

Visiting will be Sunday from 3-7pm at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 70 Petersville Road, New Rochelle where a Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday 11 am. Interment will be at Mount Loretto Cemetery, Staten Island, NY.

Funeral Home
Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel
16 Shea Pl
New Rochelle, NY 10801
(914) 632-2700

Published in the lohud.com on Oct. 30, 2015

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Burns, Sr. Eileen M. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/lohud/eileen-m-burns-condolences/176270825?cid=full

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Dear John,

I believe that Sister received her Masters in 1972,

May She Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Burns, Sr. Eileen M. [MC1972 RIP]

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

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JNEWS: Hejduk, George [MC1965] forever linked to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

2015-Oct-30

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/sports/2015/10/29/1029-Hejduk-and-Abdul-Jabbar.html

George Hejduk and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar are forever linked
By Adam Jardy The Columbus Dispatch  •  Thursday October 29, 2015 2:30 PM

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Hejduk’s parents moved to Manhattan and settled into the Dyckman Houses in 1953, where were located right up the street from St. Jude’s Elementary School. He earned a partial basketball scholarship to play for Manhattan College and was on the team for the 1961-62 season when he needed to do some volunteer work as part of his physical education curriculum. That led him to reach out to Ferrell Hopkins, one of his former coaches who was at St. Jude’s, to work with his team on a part-time basis.

As a result, Hejduk found himself in the multi-purpose gym with a young Lew Alcindor. The workout took place on the east side of the gym on a hoop with a wooden backboard, Hejduk said.

“At the time, Lew Alcindor was in the fifth grade, he said (on the show), but I think it was the sixth grade,” Hejduk said. “Farrell said, “Can you work with him? He’s so clumsy.’ My mother used to feel sorry for him because in the sixth grade he was 6-foot-6. I got him to do the George Mikan drill.”

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On Mike and Mike, Abdul-Jabbar said he had the shot down to a science by the time he entered Power Memorial High School.

“It’s not that hard to learn,” he said. “I really just adapted the George Mikan drill to my own physique and my own talents. I started in the fifth grade, some guy that worked with my coach said, ‘He’s probably going to be a center. We’ll show him the George Mikan drill,’ and that’s all I had. I worked on that through eighth grade so when I entered high school I had the shot down.”

Hejduk said he has periodically gotten phone calls throughout the years from friends and co-workers who have heard Abdul-Jabbar mention a coach named George who taught him the drill, although he has said he doesn’t remember the coach’s last name.

“If I saw him, he’d remember me,” Hejduk said. “What am I to him? A famous celebrity like that, he can’t remember everybody.”

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Hejduk, George [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that George is a member of the Class of 1965.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Hejduk, George [MC1965]

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JNEWS: Beamon, George [MC2014] trying to land roster spot

2015-Oct-30

http://www.newsday.com/sports/basketball/george-beamon-ex-roslyn-star-trying-to-land-roster-spot-with-mavericks-affiliate-1.11027894

George Beamon, ex-Roslyn star, trying to land roster spot with Mavericks’ affiliate
Updated October 29, 2015 4:34 PMBy ARI KRAMER   ari.kramer@newsday.com

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George Beamon will begin his second season of professional basketball on Monday.

With a plane ticket but no guaranteed roster spot in hand, the former Roslyn High School star will head to Dallas on Sunday as a training camp invitee of the Texas Legends, the Mavericks’ NBA Development League affiliate.

Beamon will be one of 18 players at training camp, and the Legends will keep 10.

“D-League is a grind,” said Beamon, who appeared in 18 D-League games for Oklahoma City’s and Dallas’ affiliates last season. “I love it. It’s right under the NBA. What better place would I rather be at?”

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Beamon, George [MC2014]

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JNEWS: Scarangello, Thomas Z. [MC1979] NAC 2015 class member

2015-Oct-30

http://cenews.com/post/7781/thornton-tomasettis-scarangello-elected-to-national-academy-of-construction

Thornton Tomasetti’s Scarangello elected to National Academy of Construction

Austin, Texas — The National Academy of Construction (NAC) elected Thomas Z. Scarangello, chairman and CEO of Thornton Tomasetti, as a new member of its 2015 class. He was inducted October 23 at the NAC Annual Meeting in Charleston, S.C. The 2015 class includes 26 new inductees. More than 250 industry leaders were considered for the NAC’s rigorous nomination and election process.

Scarangello holds bachelor and master’s degrees in civil engineering from Manhattan College and a professional engineering mechanics degree in the PhD program of Columbia University. In his present position since 2008, he leads the strategic direction of the firm. He has more than 35 years of experience in the structural engineering of a wide variety of building types, from long-span sports and entertainment arenas and stadiums to high-rise commercial and mixed-use buildings.

Under his leadership, Thornton Tomasetti has delivered a wide range of services, from engineering of Kingdom Tower, which will become the world’s tallest building in Saudi Arabia, to resiliency work related to Superstorm Sandy to structural, façade, and construction engineering at Hudson Yards. In September, Thornton Tomasetti merged with Weidlinger Associates, creating an organization with 1,200 employees operating in 36 cities internationally. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in 27 states, the District of Columbia, and Alberta and Ontario, Canada. Scarangello is chairman of the New York Building Congress, and serves as a trustee of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City.

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Scarangello, Thomas Z. [MC1979]

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JNEWS: Sweeten, Michael P. [MC????] runs for office in Village of Warwick

2015-Oct-30

http://www.warwickadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20151030/NEWS01/151039992

Team Warwick
PUBLISHED OCT 30, 2015 AT 2:24 PM (UPDATED OCT 30, 2015)

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Town Supervisor: Michael P. Sweeton

BiographyI grew up in the Village of Warwick, graduated from Warwick schools, earned a B.S. in chemical engineering from Clarkson College of Technology and an MBA from Manhattan College. I have been married to my wife Deborah for 37 years and have two daughters. After working for a major corporation and commuting for 10 years I joined my wife’s family business, the General’s Garden and Techni-Growers Greenhouses, Inc. I was elected Town Supervisor in 2001. I serve on the Orange County Planning Board, Orange County Transportation Council, Orange County Citizens Foundation and am president of the Orange County Association of Towns, Villages and Cities.

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Sweeten, Michael P. [MC????]

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Dear John,

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

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JLINKEDIN: Leonard, Andrew [MC2015] Head Server at Batonnage Wine Bar

2015-Oct-31

https://www.linkedin.com/pub/andrew-leonard/108/882/1a5

Leonard, Andrew [MC2015]
Head Server at Batonnage Wine Bar
Greater New York City Area
Marketing and Advertising

Summary

I am a full time college student currently working nights as I complete my final semester to obtain a marketing degree at Manhattan College. In the past years I have been able to use various selling techniques I have learned through my job at a wine bar. I am interested in pursuing a job in sales or advertising in the near future after completing my degree. I am a very hardworking individual and am continually motivated to further myself in the world of marketing.

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[JR: I found it interesting that he didn’t label himself as a “student”, but “head server”.]

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JOBIT: Wagner, John V. ‘Jack’ [MC1939 RIP] on 2015-Oct-29

2015-Oct-31

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thereporteronline/obituary.aspx?n=John-V-Wagner&pid=176285105

John V. Wagner
1918 – 2015 Obituary Condolences

John (“Jack”) V. Wagner passed away on October 29, 2015 at Meadowood, a retirement community in Worcester, Pennsylvania where he had resided since 2005.

Born on November 13, 1918 on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in the Yorkville section (the home of Lou Gehrig and James Cagney), Jack was the middle child of three boys. He attended St. Anne’s High School and graduated from Manhattan College in 1939 with an Engineering Degree.

During the War, Jack worked for Brewster Aviation in Long Island City and Warminster, Pennsylvania. At a friend’s wedding he met the lovely Ruth Leamy in 1942 and soon began dating her. Jack and Ruth were married on November 20, 1943 at the Church of Notre Dame in Manhattan with a reception following at the Pierre Hotel.

After the War he went to work for Republic Aviation on Long Island where he rose to senior management until his retirement in 1983. At Republic Aviation, Jack worked on various projects including the Apollo Space Program and the Space Shuttle. He attended several Space Shuttle launches to witness his work.

Jack was preceded in death by his beloved Ruth in 2012. Jack is survived by three children, John Wagner, Robert Wagner and Joan Haggerty (James), seven grandchildren, Joanna, Robert, David, Michael, Christopher, John and Elizabeth, and three great grandchildren, Sophia, Savannah and Tyler.

Jack was a life long New York sports fan, attending many Yankees games while growing up. He also attended the second Major League Baseball All Star Game in 1934 at the Polo Grounds as well as the first professional hockey game in New York between the New York Americans and the Montreal Canadians. Jack always had a warm smile and a pleasant demeanor.

Family and friends are asked to call at Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church in Upper Gwynedd, Pennsylvania on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. with a Mass of the Christian Burial to follow at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Boys Town, 14100 Crawford Street, Boys Town, NE 68010. Arrangements are by Simcox-McIlvaine Funeral Home in Lansdale.

Published in The Reporter on Oct. 31, 2015

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Wagner, John V. ‘Jack’ [MC1939 RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for 224

2015-Oct-31

Good Morning All,

John Reinke shared this terrible news which you may have seen on your local news. Please keep in your prayers these 224 men, women and children whose lives were obliterated in this crash. Keep in your prayers the devastated Families who must cope with such a horrible loss. Thank you John. God Bless.

Phil Colon

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2015/10/31/russian-plane-crash-egypt/74934010/

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[JR: I’m not a fan of dictators, other countries, or meddling in other people’s business. But this — as all losses of human life in mass — as very sad. Guess you can’t be “pro-life” unless it’s everybody’s life. Requiescat In Pacem and Dona Nobis Pacem]

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JHQ: Murphy, Jim [MC1979] has an interesting story

2015-Oct-31

http://manhattan.edu/news/veterinarian-alumnus-and-lifelong-beach-boys-fan-hears-pet-sounds

Veterinarian Alumnus and Lifelong Beach Boys Fan Hears Pet Sounds

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Jim Murphy ’79 not only used his liberal arts education to attend and graduate from veterinary school many years after college, but his fascination with the Beach Boys enticed him to write a book on the true story of how the band formed and went on to become one of America’s most popular rock groups.

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Murphy, Jim [MC1979]

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

2015-Oct-31

Good Evening All,

Mike McEneney asks for our prayers for a High School Classmate of his and Fellow Jasper, John Sullivan.

John is in Hospital with an infection. We pray that the treatments are successful with no side effects and have John back on his feet in short order. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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

2015-Oct-31

Good Evening All,

Bob Mattis ask for our prayers for the Son of a good Friend of his. Eamon is up in Boston, in Hospital today, Friday. Eamon is in for a Lung Transplant. He has been battling Cystic Fibrosis all his life and is now in his late 20s. His older Sister died about a year ago after fighting the same affliction. We are aware of the urgency and difficulty inherent in any Transplant so please raise the volumefor Eamon as we pray that the all goes well with a quick recovery free of complication. Please keep Eamon and his Family in your prayers.

Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon

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ENDNOTE: Teacher assistant does the “superwoman power thing”

2015-Oct-31

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/10/19/teachers-aide-noticed-something-wasnt-quite-right-inside-mystery-mans-car-what-she-did-next-has-people-calling-her-a-hero/

Teacher’s Aide Noticed Something Wasn’t Quite Right Inside Mystery Man’s Car. What She Did Next Has People Calling Her a Hero.
Oct. 19, 2015 9:15am
Billy Hallowell

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A California teaching assistant is being called a hero after rescuing a student from a man who she believed was attempting to kidnap the child.

It all unfolded as Sandra Ferguson was on her way to Sutter Elementary School in Antioch, California, on Friday, when she noticed something curious: an 11-year-old student from her school was inside of a car with an individual whom she had not seen before, the Daily Mail reported.

Feeling uneasy about what she observed, Ferguson acted quick to pull her car in front of the man’s vehicle so as to block him from driving away.

“I said, ‘Sweetheart, is that your dad?’ She said, ‘No he’s a friend.’ I said, ‘No, he’s not your friend!’” Ferguson told KGO-TV. “I put my car in front of his and blocked him in. I told her, ‘You get out of that truck right now!’”

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“It was kind of like a superwoman power thing,” Ferguson told KGO-TV. “I can’t believe it did that!”

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Kudos to this lady.

How many of us would be that alert to one’s surroundings and act on their instincts?

I hope I could do that.

We’re always timid and want to MYOB. Places to go; people to see. Rush, rush, but do we see what’s going on around us?

From now on, I’ll be looking.

Maybe we can all emulate Jasper-man.

Glad it worked out for the child and the lady.

She should have been armed; the perp might have been.

Special circle of Hell for this poor excuse of a man.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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