JOBIT: Thorley, Robert Winston [MC1973 RIP]


Posted Mar. 28, 2015 at 2:00 AM
July 11, 1940 – March 25, 2015
Blooming Grove, NY

Robert Winston Thorley, 74 of Blooming Grove, NY, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown, NY after a long battle with cancer.

Robert was born July 11, 1940 in Damascus, PA, the son of Leslie W. Thorley and Edna (Barnes) Thorley. At an early age, he moved to Red Hook, NY – his hometown. After graduating from Red Hook Central High School, he continued his education at the State University College at Buffalo and later at Manhattan College where he received an M.A.

He began his teaching career at East Ramapo Central Schools in Spring Valley, NY and later taught at Minisink Valley Middle School in Slate Hill, NY. He retired from there in 2001. In retirement he enjoyed traveling and spending summers at his house in South Orleans on Cape Cod.

He is survived by his wife, Marion H. (Hershey) Thorley, to whom he was married for over 50 years.

He is survived by his sons: Charles A. “Chad” Thorley and wife, Christina of Silver Spring, MD and Mark R. Thorley of Boston, MA; brother, Brooke Thorley and wife, Beatrice of Marstons Mills, MA; sister, Barbara Olson and husband, David of Westlake, OR; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his sister, Patricia Hart and brothers: Kenneth, Colin, and Roger Thorley.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 29th at the Donovan Funeral Home, 82 South Church Street, Goshen, NY. The funeral will be held 11 a.m. on Monday, March 30th at St. James’ Episcopal Church, 1 St. James Place, Goshen, NY with Father Carl Lunden officiating. Burial will be in St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Cemetery, Barrytown, NY at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. James’ Episcopal Church, 1 St. James Pl., Goshen, NY 10924.

Arrangements under the care of the Donovan Funeral Home, Goshen; to leave the family a personal condolence please visit


Thorley, Robert Winston [MC???? RIP] 

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

I believe that Robert received his Masters in 1973.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Thorley, Robert Winston [MC1973 RIP] 

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JOBIT: Wall, Joseph M. Sr. [MC1949 RIP]


Obituary for Joseph M. Wall

Joseph M. Wall, Sr., 87, of Sanibel Island, FL and longtime resident of Milford, CT passed away suddenly but peacefully on Tuesday, March 17th. He was the beloved husband of the late Jean Marie Wall (Whalen) to whom he was married for forty four years. Born on February 25th, 1928 in Bridgeport, CT, he was the son of the late John Sr. and Marguerite (McGarry) Wall.

Mr. Wall was an enthusiastic teacher for the Fairfield Board of Education for 35 years (Grasmere School, Sherman School, Oldfield School and Tomlinson Junior High) and was an Educational Lecturer at Fairfield University before retiring in 1985. Mr. Wall loved to learn and his degrees included a BS in physical education from Manhattan College, a BS in elementary education from New Haven State Teachers College, and an MS in Education from Fairfield University.

Joe served as a volunteer fireman for 15 years in Milford, CT and was captain until 1985. He also served as a lifeguard for many years at the Fairfield beaches and later became the waterfront director. Joe also had a passion for photography and loved to practice his skills at National Parks, F1 races and weddings. In his retirement on Sanibel Island with his wife Jean, Mr. Wall enjoyed the beautiful beaches, sunsets and sanctuaries that the island offers. When not entertaining visiting family, Joe continued to work at Huxters until last year.

Mr. Wall also served in the Army in the Korean War and the Army Reserves.

Mr. Wall was predeceased by his brother John Jr. and sister Margie. He is survived by his children and their spouses Mary and Arthur Corker of Easley, SC, Joseph Wall Jr. and Debra Andrews of Milford, CT, Ellen Wall of Milford, CT, David and Marianne Wall of Northford, CT, Noreen Wall of Chaplin, CT, Patrick Wall of Waterloo, SC and Robert and Pamela Wall of Medfield, MA. He was the beloved grandfather to Raymond, Chris (fiancé Kim Kliger) and Thomas Choma and Grace and Jerry Caplan all of CT and Julia Wall of Medfield, MA. He is also survived by many nephews, nieces and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, March 26th at 10:30 AM at St. Mary Church 70 Gulf St., Milford. CT 06460. Interment will follow at King’s Highway Cemetery, Milford. Family and friends may call on Wednesday, March 25th from 5 to 8 pm at the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad Street, Milford, CT 06460 to celebrate his life and share some good stories. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to F.I.S.H. (Friends In Service Here) at 1630-B Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957.


Wall, Joseph M. Sr. [MC???? RIP]


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Dear John,

I believe that Joseph is a member of the Class of 1949.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Wall, Joseph M. Sr. [MC1949 RIP]

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JLINKEDIN: Strini, Thomas [MC????] Bookkeeper at Leapfrog LLC


Thomas has a new job!
Bookkeeper at Leapfrog LLC

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Strini, Thomas [MC????]
Charlotte, North CarolinaImport and Export

Tom Strini is a bookkeeping, accounting and office administration professional. He has a work ethic that is second to none and an ability to rapidly learn (or develop) new processes and procedures to streamline and improve back office operations.

In addition Tom is an IT/telecommunications professional with broad and deep experience that includes the successful management of technology projects for large industrial customers (including Xerox and IBM), educational institutions, government entities and all size retail establishments . He is known for his well-rounded business perspective, having acquired significant management experience in field operations, project management, engineering, and customer service. Tom possesses the ability to quickly understand and evaluate situations and identify key issues. His interpersonal skills allow him to understand diverse viewpoints and facilitate communication in order to build consensus, establish relationships and direct multi-location teams and contracted vendors. Tom has developed workforce productivity metrics and management reports that have helped maximize productivity, quality and profits.

* Bookkeeping & financial accounting
* Budget Development & Administration
* Project Management
* IT Network Management & maintenance
* Field Operations Management
* PBX, Central Office Equipment & Power Plant Engineering
* Inside/Outside Plant Engineering

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JEMAIL: Delaney, Gerard M. (MC1975) says thanks



Thanks for the pointer to the obit in The Tablet for Aunt Helen. It helped to complete (and correct) part of my family history. 
I always thought it was I was the first member of my family to attend Manhattan. Then, after I graduated, I found out that Aunt Helen had beaten me by twenty years!
Thanks also to Philip J. Colon for putting her on his prayer list, and to all of our brother (and sister) Jaspers who have said an Ave for her. 
Peace in the Eucharistic Lord, 
Gerard Delaney
Gearárd Michaél Breandán Dubshláine
Go mbeannai Dia, a Maírha, a Padraig thu

[JR: Sorry for your loss. Just trying to “collect” all the Jasper news. Funny, how little we really do know about others. I wish I had the resources to capture all the stories, dikw (i.e., data, information, knowledge, wisdom), as well as the legends (i.e., what we think happened — even if we’re probably suffering selective memory). Laugh! The good Nuns and Brothers certainly were a God send to us. I think future generations will not understand their contribution to society. (Certainly they demonstrated the failings of today’s Gooferment Skrules!)]  
Delaney, Gerard M. (MC1975)
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POSITRACTION: Are moral truths permanent?


Ten Conservative Principles
By Russell Kirk

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First, the conservative believes that there exists an enduring moral order. That order is made for man, and man is made for it: human nature is a constant, and moral truths are permanent.

This word order signifies harmony. There are two aspects or types of order: the inner order of the soul, and the outer order of the commonwealth. Twenty-five centuries ago, Plato taught this doctrine, but even the educated nowadays find it difficult to understand. The problem of order has been a principal concern of conservatives ever since conservative became a term of politics.

Our twentieth-century world has experienced the hideous consequences of the collapse of belief in a moral order. Like the atrocities and disasters of Greece in the fifth century before Christ, the ruin of great nations in our century shows us the pit into which fall societies that mistake clever self-interest, or ingenious social controls, for pleasing alternatives to an oldfangled moral order.

It has been said by liberal intellectuals that the conservative believes all social questions, at heart, to be questions of private morality. Properly understood, this statement is quite true. A society in which men and women are governed by belief in an enduring moral order, by a strong sense of right and wrong, by personal convictions about justice and honor, will be a good society—whatever political machinery it may utilize; while a society in which men and women are morally adrift, ignorant of norms, and intent chiefly upon gratification of appetites, will be a bad society—no matter how many people vote and no matter how liberal its formal constitution may be.

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Unfortunately, it appears not.

As a little L libertarian, I trace my belief back to the “classical liberal”. Every man is his own sovereign.

From whence the Zero Aggression Principle derives. 

The “Divine Right of Kings” is as dumb as “Democracy”.

I can sum it is as a childhood lesson: “Don’t hurt people; don’t take their stuff.”

I had a category on my report card “respects the rights of others”. That was always an A I could count on. I was disappointed that in college that wasn’t part of the grading.

It seems to today, that “We, The Sheeple” have lost the concept of “morality”.

Sadly, I wonder when there will be a “Renaissance” for Americans.

Guess I was paying attention when in “Theology”, the theory of “natural rights” was explained.

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JASPER JOTTINGS Week 13 – 2015 Mar 29

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


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ENDNOTE: KofC honors pro-abortion, pro-homosexual “marriage” Gov?


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A Virginia Knights of Columbus council is pressing forward with plans to honor pro-abortion, pro-homosexual “marriage” Gov. Terry McAuliffe by having him as grand marshal of its St. Patrick’s Day Parade. In response, the parish priest has strongly reproached the council and cut ties.

Norfolk Knights of Columbus Council 3548, which has organized the Norfolk Saint Patrick’s Day Parade since 1967, had secured McAuliffe as grand marshal, apparently keeping the choice from the pastor of Holy Trinity Parish, where the council is based. When Father Dan Beeman took it up with the state council on the advice of his bishop, he was told by the state council that another grand marshal would be chosen, a decision that was reversed ten days later.

“Governor McAuliffe stands contrary to the Catholic Church in not one but many of the most essential teachings of the Church in the political arena,” the Norfolk pastor wrote in a March 5 letter to parishioners, distributed at Sunday Mass on March 8. “He himself promised to be a ‘brick wall’ against restrictions on abortion, has taken away commonsense protections for women in abortion facilities and lowered safety standards, and consistently takes money from pro-abortion lobbying groups.”

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I’m speechless!?!

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