Category Archives: JEmail

JEMAIL: Antenucci, John (MC1959) Alumni Connections and Building Community


Roni and John Antenucci
Sarasota, FL 34241


Attached is a photo of Stephen Auger and myself. It was taken at my home in Sarasota, FL.

I want to thank Stephen and the Manhattan College Alumni Relations team for taking the time to personally share the vision of greater involvement of Manhattan Alumni in making Connections and Building Community beyond the space & time spent at Manhattan College. Our reach is throughout the United States and the ever decreasing span of the world in which we live.

John Antenucci

Antenucci, John (MC1959)

2014 08 01 ja

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[JR: Looking good and thanks for calling that to everyone’s attention. Now for my attempt at humor, are you sure the didn’t want to repossess your diploma for an overdue library book? The fine from ’59 would be a pretty penny. Or I could go for the Ghost of Christmas Past, but that is to easy. Thanks again. And, Alma Mater get kudos for cost-effectiveness too.]

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JEMAIL: Five 2014-er’s go to serve others


Dear John,

The 7/10/14 Edition of Catholic New York has the following piece:


Five members on Manhattan College’s Class of 2014 have been accepted to serve the Lasallian Volunteers (LV’s), Rostro de Cristo, Jesuit Volunteers Corps (JVC) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency Corps (FEMA)

The five graduates, who each received bachelor’s degrees this spring, and the organization they are
serving, are: Anthony DiCesare, National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC)-FEMA program; Tegan Nelson, Rostro de Cristo; Carlos Orbe, LV’s in Tulsa Okla,; Ivy Seraphin, LV’s in Racine, Wis,; and Kathleen White. JVC,. All four organizations assist people in the United States and abroad.

“We’re proud of all our Manhattan Graduates every year, and we have a special spot in our hearts for
our students who pursue full-time volunteer programs here or abroad,” said Lois Harr, director of campus ministry and social action at Manhattan College. “The world needs them to share their unique gifts and talents, and they have incorporated ‘faith,service and community’ into their lives in a very deep and meaningful way.’


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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DiCesare, Anthony [MC2014]

Nelson, Tegan [MC2014]

de Cristo, Rostro [MC2014]

Orbe, Carlos [MC2014]

Seraphin, Ivy [MC2014]

White, Kathleen [MC2014]

[JR: They have a lot more courage to do this than I had when I was their age. I’ll ask Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) to put them on the prayer list for their safety and good fortune.]

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Good Morning All,

Mike McEneney sent this to Jasper Jottings and was shared by John Reinke, Jasper Jottings. Our prayers and thanks go out to these young men and women of the Class of 2014. We proudly thank them for their sacrifice, there message of hope and their willingness to give of their lives, love and dedication. Please keep them in your prayers. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) cites Pichardo, Marlene [MCstudent]


Dear John,

The July 18th Edition fo YONKERS RISING ( has a front page article that reads:


Congratulations to Mayor’s Award recipient, Yonkers Montessori Academy graduating senior Marlene Pichardo.

Marlene is a standout student, All-League soccer player and mentor at the Nepperham Community Center. She also helped organize YMA’s Heroes and Leaders Program, the WAlk Against Breast Cancer, homecoming, a teacher student basketball game and carnival.

With the help of the $2,500 Mayor’s Award scholorship, Marlene is headed to Manhattan College.

Special thanks to Yonkers Contracting for sponsoring the award once again the year!”

Sounds as though she will make a great JASPER!


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

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[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Agreed!]

Pichardo, Marlene [MCstudent]

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JEMAIL: Toner, Mike (MC1972) nails the White Castle down


> MFACEBOOK: Ever a White Castle by Manhattan College? 2014-Jul-06

Dear f. John,

Yes, there was a White Castle on the corner where Manhattan College Parkway intersects with Broadway just north of the subway station. Looking at google maps pictures of the current intersection, I remember it as south of the Burger King, where there is currently an island of vegetation/trees. Definitely in that intersection area and not as far north as BK. This is long before alma mater’s dorm was there.

A quick internet search found a reference to it in someone’s memoir of the
VCP area in the early sixties…

mike toner
BEE ’72
Buffalo, NY

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Toner, Mike (MC1972)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. You guy’s memories are better than mine.]

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JEMAIL: Mallanda, John (MC1967) spots an error Beldy, Daniel L. III [MC1967? RIP]



I checked my yearbook and confirmed that Daniel Beldy did not graduate from Manhattan in 1967.  From his birth date, we may want to try 1961. 

John Mallanda
BEE 1967 

[JR: I’ll call it to Jasper Mike’s attention. It may well be a typo.]

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Beldy, Daniel L. III [MC1967? RIP]

Mallanda, John (MC1967)

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Dear John,

Two of my sources show that Daniel is a member of the Class of 1967.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. A mystery?]

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) expresses Happy 4th Of July


Hello All,

I read this today and it resonated for July 4th. Think about it.

” About the only thing that comes to us without any effort is old age.”

Happy 4th Of July. She’s A Grand Old Flag and May She Forever Wave. Be Proud. Stand tall. God Bless America.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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JEMAIL: O’Connell, Bill (MC1976) recruits Smith, Gary (MC1977)



Please add Gary Smith, CE ’74 to your Jasper Jottings email mailing list. Email address: {Privacy Invoked}

Thanks as always for publishing JJ. I read it each week and enjoy it very much.

All the best.

Bill O’Connell

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[JR: Invite sent. Thanks. Haven’t had many additions lately. Beginning to suspect I’m obsolete.]

O’Connell, Bill (MC1976)

Smith, Gary (MC1977)

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Bill, thanks for recommending.

John, I was class of 1977 and yes, CE.


Gary T. Smith, PE
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
DACS, Inc.
900 Port Centre Parkway
Portsmouth, VA 23704

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JEMAIL: Yamaoka, Joseph (MC1956) want the borders secured


EMAIL FROM Yamaoka, Joseph (MC1956)

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Dear Friends,

“The man charged with raping a woman in her Rittenhouse Square apartment last weekend was caught illegally entering the country from Mexico last year, according to customs officials.”

That is the first paragraph of the following article.


How many other violent illegal immigrants like him are in this country?

What do you think the odds are that a 9/11 type terrorist has already illegally gained entry across our borders?

If you also believe that our borders need to be secured, please send a copy of this article to all of your friends.

Thank you.

Joe Y.

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[JR: The situation is a national disaster and disgrace. As a little L libertarian, I think that good people who want to work here should be welcomed at the border, “serviced” (i.e., physical; documented; fingerprinted; DNA-ed; and given a short orientation), and issued a “green card”. Criminals should be booted quickly. Those, who want to sponge, also booted. It would be much more humane and we need folks who want to work hard, play by the rules, and live in peace. imho! ]

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JEMAIL: McFadden, Michael J. [MC1973] cites a blog


McFadden, Michael J. [MC1973]

A blog reading you might find interesting…

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A splendid example of Gooferment in action to protect us (although it’s actually the New Zealand Gooferment….)

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Where will it all stop?

Somebody please point out the justification for government control of language. Did we all become so weak minded overnight that the mere sight of a word will cause us all to become alcoholic, cigarette smoking, gun wielding sex-shoppists? And more to the point, will we all look fucking lovely as we undergo our metamorphosis? No, of course not. This is the work of a group of self centered, self important, people on a mission to mould the world into their personal vision of ideal.

One thing we absolutely must resist is a move towards this kind of tyranny. The people who successfully stole all public spaces for themselves are now coming for your language. It’s time to wake up and say “stop the madness”. We have seen tobacco control lie, cheat, and even attempt to rewrite history on occasion. Now they want to rewrite the dictionary. This has to end. These selfish psychopaths have to be stopped.

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[JR: Interesting.]

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JEMAIL: Roche, John (MC1964) responds to McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989)


Reporter : JOHN ROCHE
Website or source of news?:
What did you find?: In response to Maryann McCarra-Fitzpatrick’s comments on the Magdalen Laundries, here is the truth:

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Roche, John (MC1964)

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