Category Archives: JOBIT

JOBIT: Christie, Walter L. [MC???? RIP] on 2015-Nov-22



CHRISTIE,  Walter L. 83, of Saint Petersburg, passed away Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Staten Island, NY, Aug. 20, 1932, to the late Humphrey Alexander Christie and the late Catherine Elizabeth Barron. Walter graduated from Manhattan College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering.

Walter was a member of the National Audubon Society and Holy Family Catholic Church.

Walter is survived by his wife of 61 years, Frances; children; daughter, Cheryl C. Bearce and husband, Bob, son, Brian Christie, the late Terri; grandchildren, Caitlin, Amanda, Jacqueline, Danielle, Andrew; great-grandchildren, Brian, Ian, Emma. Donations may be made in Walter’s name to Suncoast Hospice Foundation, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760.

Funeral Home
Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home
2201 Dr. MLK St. North
St. Petersburg, FL 33704
(727) 822-2059

Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Nov. 24, 2015


Christie, Walter L. [MC???? RIP]


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JOBIT: O’Dea, Michael Joseph ‘Joe’ [MC1954 RIP] on 2015-Sep-11 by Costello, Donald (MC1954)


Michael Joseph “Joe” O’Dea
(February 13, 1931 – September 11, 2015 )

Michael Joseph “Joe” O’Dea, age 84, a resident of Wheaton, IL, died Friday, September 11, 2015. He was born February 13, 1931 in New York, NY.

After serving in the Air Force during the Korean War, he went on to become a successful and well-loved District Sales Manager for Procter & Gamble.

After retirement he poured himself into his children and grandchildren, known to them all as “Papa Joe,” the dispenser of gummy worms. He was a brilliant wordsmith, an accomplished chef, and a savvy shopper.

He is survived by his children, Michael (Teri) O’Dea of Tucson, AZ, Karen (Bryan) Wilkerson of Bedford, MA, Eileen (Steve) Allingham of Wheaton, IL, Dorothy (Curt) Parrish of Hobart, IN, and Peggy (Joe) Wright of Tallahassee, FL.; 12 grandchildren, Jordan, Michael, Kelly (Isom), Brendan (Ellen), Mark (Elle), Daniel, Bryan, Kevin, Katie, Thomas, Danny and Megan; and four great-grandchildren, Laney, Nora, Hadley, and Davis.

He was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy O’Dea; and his brother, Francis Clifford O’Dea.

A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of a memorial service to be held at 1:00 p.m. at Hultgren Funeral Home, 304 N. Main St. Wheaton, IL 60187.
Interment will be private. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Silverado Education
Foundation, 1936 Brookdale Road, Naperville, IL 60563.


O’Dea, Michael Joseph ‘Joe’ [MC???? RIP]


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Costello, Donald (MC1954)

From the above Google search I found his obituary. I talked with two of his children. He was incapacitated for the last ten years. Joe was Regent of ASB in 1954. He was in the first Air Force ROTC class and was commissioned in 1954 and served in the Air Force during the Korean war.

He was a senior sales Manager at Proctor and Gamble and was loved by those he worked with.

I wrote and submitted this information twice and was told that it was not received. I submitted is two more times each time requesting that I be informed that it was received. I have been looking for the announcement for over a week.


[JR: I don’t know why it did show up when you submitted it. I don’t see what the connection is to Alma Mater but maybe I’m just clueless. ]

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[JR: Receive an email correcting me. This now cites the correct “O’Dea”.]    

You do a great job.

I did send you my obituary where I added to that found on web from conversations with children.
Here is where I started:
 Do your magic and make it well…

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[JR: I THINK I have it correct now.]

[JR: To all Jaspers, please write your obit today and include mention of Alma Mater so as to prevent extra work on the Research Desk at the Virtual Jasper Newsroom. Laugh! Seriously, I wrote my own years ago and update it on my birthday every year. Helps my humility. And I have so much to be humble about. Dona Nobis Pacem.]   

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Dear John,

            I believe that Michael is a member of the Class of 1954,

               May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

O’Dea, Michael Joseph ‘Joe’ [MC1954 RIP]

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Costello, Donald (MC1954)

Michael “Joe” O’Dea is a graduate of the Manhattan Class of 1954 and was a Regent of ASB.

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Donald. Much appreciated. Sorry it took you so much effort.]

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JOBIT: Blose, Philip A. [MC1958 RIP] on 2015-Nov-17


Philip A. Blose

Philip Anthony Blose passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family, on November 17, 2015 at the age of 82. He was born on November 17, 1933 in Yonkers, NY to the late Anthony and Fanny (Bove) Blose. He is predeceased by his older brother Anthony (wife Terry) and is survived by his brother Robert (wife Nancy) and his sister Barbara Spear.

Philip is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Edna (McKenna) and his four children Patricia (husband David Pollack) of Tappan, NY; Eileen (husband Andrew Gutcho) of Manalapan NJ; Susan O’Rourke of Tappan, NY and James Blose (wife Kathy) of Fairfield, Connecticut.

A loving and dedicated grandfather, ‘Grandpa Phil’ was also survived by eleven grandchildren: Melissa, Sara, Ryan, Kara, Maggie, Kevin, Matthew, Kerri, Lauren, Jenna and Tyler. His greatest pleasure and joy was the time he spent with each of his grandchildren.

Phil graduated from Manhattan College in 1958 and served in the Armed Forces during the Korean War. Philip worked for IBM for 34 years, and during his retirement, continued to work at the 9W Golf Range and Blue Hill Golf Course.

Phil will be remembered for many things: A faithful Mets and Jets fan, enthusiastic youth sports fan, avid sharer of ice cream and chocolate, and a gentle man whose positive presence enhanced our world.

A Funeral Mass will held Friday, 10am, at the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church in Tappan followed by a private cremation. Visiting hours will Thursday, 3-8pm at the Moritz Funeral Home in Tappan.

Funeral Home
Moritz Funeral Home
98 Route 303 South
Tappan, NY 10983
(845) 359-0890

Published in the The Journal News on Nov. 19, 2015


Blose, Philip A. [MC1958 RIP]


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Good Evening All,

From Jasper Jottings, our prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Fellow Jasper, Philip A. Blose ’58. Please pray for Phil, his Wife of 55 years, Edna, their four Children and their Families. A mass of Christian Burial was celebrated today Friday. The Family have shared the following Obituary. Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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

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JOBIT: Doherty, Sister Margaret [MC???? RIP] on 2015-Nov-12


Sister Margaret Doherty Formerly Sister Joseph Dolores

Sister Margaret Doherty, 92, a Sister of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, died on Nov. 12, 2015, at Saint Anne Villa, Convent Station, N.J.

The wake for Sister Margaret Doherty will be held in Saint Anne Villa, Convent Station, from 2 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 6 p.m. Burial will be on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at the Holy Family Cemetery in Convent Station at 10 a.m. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of S.J. Priola Parsippany Funeral Service. For more information, please visit

Sister Margaret was born in Elizabeth, N.J., the daughter of John and Rose (Sharkey) Doherty. She entered the Sisters of Charity on Sept. 8, 1940, and was a member for 75 years. Sister Margaret graduated from the College of Saint Elizabeth in Convent Station with a B.A. degree in Latin, from Fordham University in the Bronx, N.Y., with an M.A. degree in Latin, from Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y., with an M.S. degree in education counseling, and from Manhattan College in Riverdale, N.Y., with an M.A. degree in theology.

She was an educator in New Jersey, Connecticut, New York, and in Puerto Rico. Sister Margaret served as a teacher at St. Mary Elementary School in Waterbury, Conn., St. Anthony School in Guayama, Puerto Rico, the Collegio de Sangre in Corazon Santurce, Puerto Rico, Academy of the Sacred Heart in Hoboken, N.J., Holy Trinity High School in Westfield, N.J., Marylawn of the Oranges in South Orange, N.J., and the College of Saint Elizabeth in Convent Station, N.J.

She was the assistant administrator and the administrator of St. Elizabeth Hospital in Elizabeth, chaplain at the Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., and chaplain at St. Mary Hospital. She resided at the Convent of Saint Elizabeth in Convent Station and retired to St. Anne Villa in Convent Station in 2008, where she resided until her death.

In 1967, the Sisters of Charity were divided into three geographical areas called provinces. Sister Margaret was appointed the Provincial leader for the area called the Southern Province. In this position, she helped to lead the Sisters of Charity in the process of changes to make their style of living and serving God’s people more reflective of the spirit and charism of their founders. Sister Margaret was a visionary leader and had great influence on shaping the Sisters of Charity to respond to the needs and challenges of the times. Sister Margaret served as Provincial from 1967 to 1973.

She was predeceased by her parents; her sister, Mary Gillen Barbieri Esq., and her nephews, Denis Gillen and John Gillen. She is survived by the Sisters of Charity; her grandnephews, David Gillen (Lynn), and John J. Gillen III; grandnieces, Patricia Gillen and Allison Gillen, and great-grandnephews and nieces. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Sisters of Charity Development Fund, P.O. Box 476, Convent Station, N.J. 07961-0476, would be greatly appreciated.

Published in Star-Ledger on Nov. 16, 2015


Doherty, Sister Margaret [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Good Morning All,

Our prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Fellow Jasper, Sister Margaret Doherty ’67 MA. Please pray for Sister Margaret, her Family and her Community, The Sisters Of Charity Of Saint Elizabeth as her Family and Community mourn the loss of their loved one. Sister Margaret was a dedicated and committed Educator and Administrator who will be missed by many. Her Family and Community have shared the following Obituary. May she rest in peace. Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon

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

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JOBIT: Murphy, John [MC1959 RIP] on 2015-Nov-12



John Murphy Aeronautical engineer and family patriarch in Roseland John Murphy, a 50-year resident of Roseland, N.J., passed away peacefully on Nov. 12, 2015. He was 78 years old.

Relatives and friends are invited for visitation on Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Farmer Funeral Home, 45 Roseland Ave., Roseland, N.J. 07068, (973) 226-1111. A Funeral Mass will be on Monday, Nov. 16, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church in Roseland with interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover, N.J. Condolences and memories may be shared at

Born and raised in the Bronx, N.Y., John received a B.A. in mathematics from Manhattan College (1959) and an M.A. in mathematics from N.Y.U. (1963).

John worked as aeronautical engineer for Singer Kearfott. He had an inquisitive mind. He loved investigating topics of particular interest to him. He thoroughly enjoyed interacting with people. John was married to his true love, Joan Patricia Trainor, and was the beloved father to six children. For John, family always came first. His children fondly remember him being present at all sporting and scholastic events. In recent years, he traveled extensively to be with his grandchildren, watch their sports, tutor them, and generally share his love of life. John was a selfless and humble man who was devoted to his God and family.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Joan Patricia (Trainor) Murphy, and is survived by his six children, Mary Ellen, Kevin J. (Pauline), Patricia Houser (Archie), Eileen Pearsall (Nels), John Daniel (Carolyn), and Kathleen Simpson (Ed), and his cherished grandchildren, Tomas, Katie, Nelson, Aidan, Taigan, Sarah, Kevin, John F., Kayleigh, Nate, John P., Quinn and Payton.

Funeral Home
Farmer Funeral Home
45 Roseland Avenue
Roseland, NJ 07068
(973) 226-1111

Published in Star-Ledger on Nov. 14, 2015 


Murphy, John [MC1959 RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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

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JOBIT: Tully, William [MC1961 RIP] on 2015-Nov-08


William Tully, 77, passed away on Sunday, November 8, 2015 after fighting Alzheimer’s Disease for a number of years.

He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Claire (Mortimer) Tully, 3 wonderful children, Doug (Bend, Oregon), Shannon (Chicago, IL) and Dan and wife Shawn (Cincinnati, OH) and his cherished grandchildren Mary, Charlie, Katie, Allie and Annie Tully, and a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was proceeded in death by his dear brother Dr. John Tully.

He was born in NYC to John and Helen Tully, also predeceased, who both immigrated to the US from Ireland. He graduated from Brooklyn Technical HS and Manhattan College, where he was a member of the orchestra, having studied trumpet with Sammy Spear, noted band director of The Jackie Gleason Show. Later he earned an MBA from the University of Dayton. Upon college/ROTC graduation, Bill was assigned to Wright Patterson Air Force Base where he continued as a civilian working in the C-5 SPO and then the multi-national F-16 SPO until his retirement as Assistant Program Director.

His second career was in real estate with Paragon Realtors. During his semi-retirement, Bill and Claire enjoyed traveling to NYC/Upper West Side, spending many happy weekends filled with the best music, arts, restaurants and walks in Central Park. They took a memorable trip to Ireland, where Bill was able to trace his ancestry in County Galway. He proudly flew his Irish flag each year on St. Patrick’s Day.

Bill was an active member of the community, having served on the Oakwood YMCA Board, city Environmental and Planning Committees, and the Oakwood Rotary. He was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Dayton Area Board of Realtors, and was a commissioner on Montgomery County Veteran’s Commission Board.

He would give the world for his family and friends and will always be remembered as a sweet man with a big heart, willing to help with anything at any time for anyone, absolutely. Although Alzheimer’s took most of his memory, the one thing he could clearly remember was his undeniable love for his family. Love love.

If desired, memorial contributions may be directed to UIC- LaDu Alzheimer’s Research Program, University of Illinois at Chicago, 808 S Wood Street Rm. 578 MC512, Chicago, IL 60612 or Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave, Dayton, OH 45420. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 33 W. Dixon Ave., Oakwood.


Tully, William [MC???? RIP]


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Dear John,

          I believe that William is a member of the Class of 1961.

                May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Tully, William [MC1961 RIP]

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

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JOBIT: Blanchard, William H. Jr. [MC???? RIP] on 2015-Nov-09


William Blanchard

BLANCHED William H., Jr., 93, of Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, formerly of Emerson, New Jersey, passed away on November 9, 2015.

Devoted father of William F. Blanchard of River Vale, New Jersey and Susan Blanchard of Tuxedo Park, New York. Bill is also survived by his brother James T. (Susan) Blanchard of Yonkers, New York and his many cousins, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his wife Frances Billmeyer and also by Lee Pastore, his second wife. Predeceased by his brother Robert C. and his wife Violetta, of New Jersey.

Bill was the first of three sons born in Yonkers, New York to William H. and Marion (Lennon) Blanchard. He graduated from PS 21 and Roosevelt High School in Yonkers and Manhattan College. In his youth Bill was an altar boy, an eagle scout, and a star athlete in school. He was proud to have pitched in Yankee Stadium. He was part of the greatest generation, a World War II Navy veteran serving in the Aleutian Islands and the South Pacific. Upon returning from the service, Bill began a 40 year career at the F.W. Woolworth Company, starting in the stock room and retiring as the executive vice president.

Bill was a proud and passionate man who loved his golf, the New York Yankees, his country, but most of all lived for his family and friends.

All are invited to call on Friday, November 13th from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Becker Funeral Home, 219 Kinderkamack Road in Westwood, New Jersey. A funeral mass will be celebrated at the Church of the Assumption, 29 Jefferson Avenue, Emerson, New Jersey on Saturday, November 14th at 10am. Burial will follow at Maryrest Cemetary, Mahwah, New Jersey.

Donations may be made to the Camp Venture Foundation at 25 Smith Street, Nanuet, New York 10954.

Published in The Record on Nov. 11, 2015


Blanchard, William H. Jr. [MC???? RIP]


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Dear John,

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

                 May He Rest In Peace.


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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