Category Archives: JOBIT

JOBIT: Bruckner, Donald George [MC1955 RIP] on 2016-Feb-10


Donald George Bruckner
1933 – 2016

Deacon Donald G. Bruckner, LTC (Ret) USAF. Donald and his twin brother Ronald, were born June 12, 1933 to Lawrence and Mildred Bruckner in New York City. After attaining a degree in Electrical Engineering at Manhattan College. He entered the USAF where he became a pilot and later taught flying.

In July 1959 he married Elizabeth Buchheit and they were blessed with five children: Donald George Jr. married to Suzanne Wood, children Margaret, Joseph and Katherine; Stephen Michael (only lived one day); Geri Elizabeth married to Edwin J Kuster, children Shannon, Edwin, and Stephen; Thomas Joseph married Kathleen Aub; and Karen Maria.

Donald enjoyed learning and obtained multiple master’s degrees and a PhD. After retiring from the USAF he worked at various companies specializing in the area of security.

In September 1972, Don was ordained a permanent deacon in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. He was assigned to Aquinas Newman Center and subsequently to St. Joseph on the Rio Grande. He and his wife were very active in the marriage ministry. Later they became involved in the ministry of consolation.

Don was an Eagle Scout. He was involved with scouting for many years with both the Archdiocese & St. Joseph Parish.

Don was also an APD Chaplain and a chaplain at the airport. He was a great story teller and thoroughly enjoyed his ministry.

Don is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; their children, spouses and grandchildren; his twin brother, Father Ronald Bruckner; his younger brother Lawrence and his children James, Adam and Susan; and his youngest brother’s child Donna.

He was predeceased by his youngest brother Michael.

The Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, February 11th at 10:30 AM at Saint Joseph on the Rio Grande, 5901 St. Joseph Drive NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff, nurses, and aides of La Vida Llena’s Health Care. Their excellent care over the past two and half years has been nothing short of remarkable. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to either Casa Angelica or the Full Life Foundation at La Vida Llena.
Published in Albuquerque Journal from Feb. 10 to Feb. 14, 2016


Bruckner, Donald George [MC???? RIP]

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

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Dear John,

            I believe that Donald is a member of the class of 1955.

                May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Bruckner, Donald George [MC1955 RIP] 

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JOBIT: Davignon, Deacon Paul M. [MC???? RIP] on 2016-Feb-05


Deacon Paul M. Davignon


Deacon Paul M. Davignon: teacher and lover-of God, of life, of family, of his extended family of students, colleagues, and parishioners. Born July 3, 1941, died February 5, 2016, at Teresian House, Albany, of Alzheimer’s disease.

From his youth in Rhode Island, to his studies as Christian Brother Adrian James, FSC at Catholic University in Washington, D.C.; for a master’s at Manhattan College; and for a master’s at Teachers’ College of Columbia University, Paul’s life path has been through teaching and his Church. His constant caring and bright, peaceful outlook drew many to him.

For over 40 years he taught religion and world languages at Christian Brothers’ Academy, Oakdale, Long Island; St. Cecilia’s High School, Englewood, N.J.; St. Aloysius Academy, Jersey City, N.J.; and Dwight Morrow High School, Englewood, N.J. where he was friend and mentor to many and involved in the teachers’ union. Ordained a Deacon in the Archdiocese of Newark, N.J. in June, 1978, his ministry evolved through New Jersey parishes, especially Church of the Ascension in New Milford and, finally, at St. Matthews RC Church, Voorheesville.

We hope that friends and family might join us and St. Matthew’s Parish, 25 Mountainview St., Voorheesville, NY 12186, in celebrating Paul’s entrance into eternal life: Reception of the Body and Funeral Vigil will be Friday, February 12, from 4 to 8 p.m.; Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, February 13, at 10 a.m., followed by a luncheon reception in the Parish Hall.

Paul, the son of the late Maurice George Davignon of Pawtucket, R.I. and the late Marie Jeanne-Blanche nee Paradis of New Bedford, Mass., is survived by his wife of 46 years, Maryann Postava-Davignon of Delmar; his three daughters, Laure-Jeanne Davignon of Knox, Christi-Anne (Seth) Plough of Wayland, Mass. and Marielle Aimee Postava-Davignon, PhD of Bangor, Maine; his granddaughters, Madeline Jeanne and Isabelle Aimee Plough; his brother, Robert [Elizabeth] E. Davignon, Esq; many cousins, nieces, nephews; and innumerable students who knew they could always count on him, one of whom told him one looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. (Carl Jung) Our deepest thanks and appreciation to our friends at Teresian House in Albany for their dedicated care.

In lieu of flowers, contributions are being accepted for the Paul M. Davignon Scholarship for Peace at Dwight Morrow. Checks made out to the scholarship can be mailed to Law Office of Kathleen M. Toombs, 157 Barrett St., Schenectady, NY 12305.

Funeral Home
Reilly & Son Funeral Home Inc
9 Voorheesville Ave
Voorheesville, NY 12186
(518) 765-3633

Published in Albany Times Union from Feb. 8 to Feb. 11, 2016


Davignon, Deacon Paul M. [MC???? RIP]


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

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Dear John,

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

                May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JOBIT: Dersh, Rhoda Eisman [MC1980 RIP] on 2016-Feb-01


Rhoda Eisman Dersh

Rhoda Eisman Dersh, prominent Berks County civic leader, founder and longtime President and CEO of the Reading educational landmark Pace Institute, businesswoman, philanthropist and artist, passed away on the morning of February 1st in Boca Raton, Florida, at the age of 81, surrounded by her family.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Jerome Dersh, M.D., retired Reading ophthalmologist, two adult children, Debra and Jeff Dersh, and her grandson, Jeremy.

Mrs. Dersh was born in Philadelphia in 1934, the daughter of Kay and Maurice Eisman.

She was accomplished from an early stage in her life, earning a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1955, a M.A. in International Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in 1956 and an M.B.A. from Manhattan College in 1980.

Her early professional activities were varied, ranging from serving as an interpreter for the Consul of Chile, to staff or faculty positions at Albright College, Mount Holyoke College and Amherst College.

She settled in the Berks County area in 1960 when her husband joined an area ophthalmology practice, beginning a lifelong endeavor as perhaps the first local woman civic leader.

She was a founding member of several important organizations including The World Affairs Council of Reading and Berks County, the Citizens Active for Reading Education (CARE), and the Visiting Homemaker Service.

Mrs. Dersh also took on board and other leadership roles in the United Way, the League of Women Voters, the Berks County and Pennsylvania chambers of commerce, the Family Guidance Center, Leadership Berks and the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed Schools. She was appointed a delegate to the White House Conference on Children and Youth, and was the first woman invited to join the board of the Rotary Club of Reading.

Her interests in education and business became more important over the course of her professional life. Concerned about local educational policies, she wrote a book titled “The School Budget: It’s Your Money, It’s Your Business,” which was adopted as a textbook at several universities. And she established a management training and consulting firm, Professional Practice Management Associates, which specialized in hospital and medical office management and training.

Her work in this area prompted local business leaders to ask for her help with the growing population of workers displaced from downsizing and closing businesses, leading her to establish Pace Institute in 1981, a private licensed career school that grew to offer diplomas, certificates and specialized associate degrees in 29 programs.

She was also recognized as the Entrepreneur of the Year by the Berks County Chamber of Commerce in 1985. She remained president and CEO of Pace Institute until her retirement in 2013.

Other endeavors included a lifelong interest in African art, eventually leading her to establish a collection, some of which has been gifted to the Reading Public Museum and the Boca Raton Museum of Art, and in collaboration with her husband, an important collection of contemporary post-war artwork. She was a longtime supporter of the arts more generally, and an accomplished artist herself, starting as a weaver in the 1970s and more recently creating jewelry pieces that have been exhibited at the Reading Public Museum, the Goggleworks Center for the Arts and the Boca Raton Museum of Art.

Her family is holding private services and asks for any donations in her name to be made to the Reading Public Museum or the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts.

Published in Reading Eagle from Feb. 5 to Feb. 7, 2016


Dersh, Rhoda Eisman [MC1980 RIP]


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JOBIT: Colin, Sr. Dorothy [MC???? RIP] on 2016-Jan-28


Dorothy Volin, Sr.
January 28, 2016
Newburgh, New York

Dorothy passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2016.

Dorothy was a resident of Newburgh, New York at the time of her passing.

She graduated High School from St. Michael High School Manhattan NY her undergraduate degree was earned from Manhattan College.

Wake Services will be held on Sunday January 31 2016 from 3:30 to 7:00 pm with a prayer service at 6 pm at Mount St. Joseph Chapel 64 Presentation Way New Windsor NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday February 1 at 10:00 am at Mount St. Joseph. Burial will follow in Mount St. Joseph Cemetery New Windsor NY.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Sr. Dorothy�s name to: Sisters of the Presentation 84 Presentation Way New Windsor NY 12553.


Colin, Sr. Dorothy [MC???? RIP]


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JOBIT: Berrian, Br. George [MC1950 RIP] on 2016-Jan-26


From: “Manhattan College Condolences” <>
Date: Jan 27, 2016 6:31 PM
Subject: With Deepest Sympathy
To: “employee” <>


Brothers of the Christian Schools
District of Eastern North America

1925 – 2016

Born George Robert Berrian in New York, NY on September 12, 1925
Died at De La Salle Hall, Lincroft, NJ, on January 26, 2016
Entered the Barrytown, NY, Juniorate on September 1, 1939, and Novitiate on June, 23, 1943
Received the Religious Habit and Name, Brother Cosmas George, on September 7, 1943
Pronounced Perpetual Vows in Oakdale, NY, in 1950


  •   1947-1951   New York, NY   St. Augustine School: teacher   
  •   1951-1952   Brooklyn, NY   Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School: teacher   
  •   1952-1953   Lincolndale, NY   Lincoln Hall: second prefect   
  •   1953-1957   Bronx, NY   Manhattan College Prep: teacher; head-history department   
  •   1957-1958   Buffalo, NY   St. Joseph Collegiate Institute: teacher; head-history dept.   
  •   1958-1960   New York, NY   De La Salle High School: teacher   
  •   1960-1962   North Arlington, NJ   Queen of Peace H S: teacher   
  •   1962-1968   Bronx, NY   Manhattan College Prep: director   
  •   1968-1970   Bronx, NY   Manhattan College Prep: director; principal; part time director of graduate division of Manhattan College director
  • of graduate division of Manhattan College   
  •   1970-1971   Bronx, NY   Manhattan College Prep Community: director; full time study   
  •   1971-1972   Bronx, NY   Manhattan College Community: full time study   
  •   1972-1986   Bronx, NY   Manhattan College: professor   
  •   1986-1989   Bronx, NY   Manhattan College: dean of education   
  •   1989-1992   Bronx, NY   Manhattan College: professor   
  •   1992-2012   Bronx, NY   Manhattan College Community; resident   
  •   2012-2016   Lincroft, NJ   De La Salle Hall: resident  


Saturday, January 30, 2016                        
De La Salle Hall
810 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ  07738-1608

Viewing beginning at 1:00 pm
Mass of Christian Burial at 2:00 pm

Private Burial on Monday at St. Gabriel’s Cemetery, Marlboro, NJ

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Berrian, Br. George [MC1950 RIP]

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

Good Morning All,

The following Obituary shared by the Brothers of the Christian Schools contains services  for Brother George. Thank you Peter for passing it on. We pray for Brother George, his Family, many Friends and Community in the certain knowledge that Brother is at peace in God’s Eternal Embrace in the Kingdom Of Heaven. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

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JOBIT: McCauley, John Edward Jr. [MC???? RIP] on 2016-Jan-10


John Edward McCauley
1946 – 2016

JOHN EDWARD MCCAULEY, JR. of Marion died unexpectedly on 10th January 2016 following a lengthy illness. He was 69.

John was a former resident with a strong love for Bermuda. He enjoyed many friendships here, having worked as a Senior Vice President of Sotheby’s Insurance company from 1987 to 1994 and as Tax Director of Global Crossing Ltd. from 1998 to 2006.

He was born on 9th June 1946 in Bronx, New York, son of the late John E. and Helen T. (Fitzgerald) McCauley, where he was a proud graduate of Saint Helena’s High School. John earned his accounting degree from Manhattan College. While working fulltime John attended college in the evenings, earning his MBA in Taxation from Saint John’s University in Queens and his Juris Doctor from Pace University in White Plains, New York.

Prior to his retirement, John worked as a corporate attorney specializing in taxation.

John was the devoted father of Kerry A. Reynolds (husband Jason) of Marion, Kathleen Meegan McCauley (husband Donald J. Padgett) of Middleboro, Massachusetts. He was the adored grandfather of Meredith Welsh (husband David), Meghan and Kiernan Reynolds, Shannon, Morgan, Sullivan Padgett and the late John Reynolds and the loving brother of Patricia Curtin, Barbara Schum, Maureen Molloy, Marilyn McCauley-Quinn and the late Thomas McCauley. He is survived by many cherished nieces, nephews and his former wife, Virginia F. (Grasso) McCauley.

A Mass of Christian Burial for John was celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, Middleboro, Massachusetts on 16th January 2016. Memorial contributions may be made to the Riverview School, Advancement Office, 551 Route 6A, East Sandwich, MA 02537, USA (, the UMASS Organ Transplant Program ( or the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (

Published in The Royal Gazette on Jan. 26, 2016


McCauley, John Edward Jr. [MC???? RIP]


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JOBIT: Hurley, Garrett Frank [MC1967 RIP] on 2016-Jan-21



HURLEY, GARRETT FRANK Age 71, passed away on January 21, 2016, at his home on the South Side.

Garrett was the proud father of Michael Lambert Hurley (Sarah Marie Conklin) of Meadville, PA, and Ian Patrick Hurley of Boston, MA; doting grandfather of Liam Robert and Owen Bradley Hurley; and lifelong friend of his former wife of 32 years, Doreen Sayers Hurley.

He was born in Belmont, MA, the son of the late Robert Lambert Hurley and Gabrielle LaBonté Hurley. Garrett graduated from Manhattan College in New York City in 1967 with a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics and began his military service aboard the U.S. Navy’s experimental hydrofoil ship, PCH-1 Highpoint.

Garrett’s business career began as a financial analyst with Shell Oil in Houston, and continued with positions with Amerada Hess, W.R. Grace and Company and U.S. Steel. Garrett completed the corporation’s Advanced Management Program in 1985.

At his retirement in 2007 he was President of USS Real Estate. One of his proudest accomplishments was helping to lead one of U.S. Steel’s largest philanthropic gifts in company history, the Red Mountain Park in Birmingham, Alabama, in collaboration with the Freshwater Land Trust.

Prior to retirement he was an active member of Christ United Methodist Church in Bethel Park, PA serving as chair of the finance committee and on the building committee, as well as being involved in many outreach ministries. He also served as treasurer of the Wesley Institute.

In his retirement years, he enjoyed reading, painting, traveling, and his many friends at Fat Head’s Saloon on the South Side, where he was designated a “Founding Father” of Beer Camp.

Garrett is also survived by his brother, Ian Robert Hurley of New York City and nieces, Kate Hurley, Anna Hurley Ceraso, and Wendy Rehnberg, nephew, Matthew Verey Sayers, Kenneth William and Rose Sayers, Sue Hurley, and many dear friends.

The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Jubilee Kitchen, 2005 Wyandotte St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, from 12:30-3 p.m., to celebrate the life of Garrett Hurley at the BEINHAUER FUNERAL HOME, 2630 West Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15216, 412-531-4000. Please view or add tributes at:

Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Jan. 25, 2016


Hurley, Garrett Frank [MC1967 RIP]

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