Category Archives: JOBIT

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


Thomas D’Arcy

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

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

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

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

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

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

Published in The Ridgewood News on Dec. 19, 2014


D’Arcy, Thomas James [MC???? RIP] 


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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

D’Arcy, Thomas James [MC1951 RIP]

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JOBIT: Hamilton, James Shannon [MC1953 RIP]


James S. Hamilton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Hamilton, James Shannon [MC1953 RIP] 


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JOBIT: Gorman, Josephine S. [MC1973 RIP]


Josephine S. Gorman

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

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

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

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

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


Gorman, Josephine S. [MC???? RIP] 


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Dear John,

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

May She Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Gorman, Josephine S. [MC1973 RIP]

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


Obituary for Mr. Edward Joseph Woerner


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Woerner, Edward “Buddy” Joseph [MC1958 RIP] 

JOBIT: Brosnan, John [MC1956 RIP]


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Brosnan, John [MC???? RIP] 


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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Brosnan, John [MC1956 RIP]

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JOBIT: Waters, James D. [MC1950 RIP]


James D. Waters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Waters, James D. [MC1950 RIP]

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JOBIT: Corr, Daniel Henry [MC1965 RIP]


Daniel Henry Corr
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OCALA, Fla. Daniel Henry Corr, of Ocala, formerly of Bethlehem, Pa., passed away suddenly on Tuesday, December 9, 2014. Dan was born May 9, 1942 in Troy, N.Y.; he was the son of the late George Corr and Gloria (Sheremeta) Corr.

Dan was a 1960 graduate of the LaSalle Institute in Troy and class of 1965 at Manhattan College.

For 25 years, Dan worked for Binney & Smith in Easton, Pa. After leaving Binney & Smith, Dan pursued other entrepreneurial endeavors before retiring in 2004.

Dan and his wife of 49 years, Maureen, spent their retirement traveling the world with friends and family. Dan played a prominent role in his children’s early sports careers by coaching both his sons’ youth basketball teams for several years with the Bethlehem Township Bulldogs.

Growing up near Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Dan was a lifelong fan of horse racing.

Dan is survived by loving wife, Maureen, with whom he was looking forward to celebrating 50 years of marriage on August 7, 2015; his daughter, Tracie (Corr) Kohler and her husband Richard Kohler of Whitehall, Pa.; son, Michael and his wife Rebekah of Bethlehem, and son, Kevin and his wife Sheila of Bethlehem. In addition, Dan adored his six grandchildren including granddaughters, Lauren Kohler, Kayla Kohler and Ellis Corr, as well as grandsons, Keegan Corr, Declan Corr and Kellan Corr.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 15 at Notre Dame Church of Bethlehem. Calling hours from 10 to 11 a.m. in the church.

Published in Albany Times Union on Dec. 12, 2014


Corr, Daniel Henry [MC1965 RIP] 


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

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