Category Archives: JOBIT

JOBIT: Lewis, Charles James [MC???? RIP]

2014-Apr-19

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thestar/obituary.aspx?n=charles-james-lewis&pid=170707528&fhid=2956

Charles James LEWIS
Obituary

LEWIS, Charles James – We are sad to announce that Charles (“Chuck”) died peacefully at North York General Hospital on April 14, 2014 in his 83rd year, following a courageous fight with cancer.

Charles continued to be active through his illness and chemo treatments and continued to host, as “Patriarch”, many family gatherings as he had for more than thirty years.

Charles was born in Glendale, New York, on February 15, 1932. His parents were Charles Joseph and Rose Ignatius (Donahue). He was predeceased by his loving wife Marian (Runte) and his sister Rosemarie (Maher). He leaves his children Mark (Madelyn), Michael (Michelle), Steven (Barbara), Gregory and Jennifer . His grandchildren Sarah, Sean, Erin, Kaitlin and Keira will miss their “Pop-Pop” who was an indelible presence in their lives.

Charles served in the US Navy in the 1950s during the last years of the Korean War. He graduated from Manhattan College with a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, obtained an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and was a CGA.

He worked for RCA and Corning Glass before moving his family to Thornhill in 1967. Over the past 20 years he was President of his own accounting company.

Visitation will be Easter Sunday, April 20th, from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, April 21, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. Luke’s Roman Catholic Church (39 Green Lane). Thanks to North York General, Drs. Robson, Horvath and staff. For donations in lieu of flowers, please consider the North York General Foundation, CAMH, or the Canadian Cancer Society . Condolences may be offered at http://www.rskane.ca

Published in the Toronto Star on Apr. 19, 2014

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Lewis, Charles James [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/thestar/charles-james-lewis-condolences/170707528?cid=full#sthash.5PMTOf2K.dpbs

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JOBIT: Oliva, L. Jay [MC1955 RIP] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

2014-Apr-19

Dear John,

Friday’s NY Times has an Obituary for Jay Oliva PHD,’55, former President of NYU. I have a copy if you need it.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Found it. No mention of Alma Mater so it “flies” under my “radar”.]

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http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nytimes/obituary.aspx?n=L-OLIVA&pid=170694792 

L. JAY OLIVA
Obituary

OLIVA–L. Jay. The NYU community grieves deeply the loss of its cherished 14th president, L. Jay Oliva. No one served NYU better or more faithfully than he, or did more to shape the NYU we know today.

Starting as a member of the history faculty in 1960, he went on to be the last dean of the Heights campus, helping to guide NYU through some of its most challenging moments. From that point forward, through his tenure as chancellor and then president, he had a key hand in engineering what has been described as the greatest success story in contemporary American higher education.

Understanding the diversity of student success at NYU, he cheered on NYU’s top students, our athletes, our performing artists, and our community service volunteers. Educator, mentor, leader, and great colleague and friend — he loved NYU through-and-through, believed in its promise, and led the way in making NYU a respected national research university and jump-starting its global efforts.

All those who wear violet mourn today, and we send our deepest sympathies to his wife of 54 years, Mary Ellen, his son Eddie and wife Christine, and his son Jay, wife Tina, and their children Caelinn and Declan. His absence from our community will be keenly felt, but his memory will live on in the great institution he did so much to build.

Martin Lipton, Chair, NYU Board of Trustees
John Sexton, President, NYU

Published in The New York Times on Apr. 18, 2014

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Oliva, L. Jay [MC1955 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/nytimes/l-jay-oliva-condolences/170694792?cid=full#sthash.lSeiFOpf.dpbs

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[JR: A better obit.]

http://nyulocal.com/on-campus/2014/04/18/nyus-fourteenth-president-l-jay-oliva-passes-away/

NYU’s Fourteenth President L. Jay Oliva Passes Away
By Dana Daniels on April 18th, 2014

On Thursday April 17, NYU’s fourteenth president L. Jay Oliva passed away. His cause of death has yet to be released. The New York State native was 80-years-old at the time of his passing.

A graduate of Manhattan College and Syracuse University, Oliva began his tenure at NYU as a Russian professor in 1960 and served as an administrator from 1972 to 1991, when he assumed the role of NYU’s fourteenth president. After 11 years of service as president, Oliva passed the torch to John Sexton in 2002.

”Under Jay Oliva, we have really achieved much of what we dreamt of 25 years ago,” NYU chairman Martin Lipton told the Times in 2001. ”We have finished the transformation from a regional commuter school to a global university.”

Under Oliva, NYU completed the first $1 billion fundraising campaign in higher education. Furthermore, the idea of NYU as a “global university” can be directly attributed to Oliva, who wanted to give every NYU student the opportunity to study abroad. And as the American university that sends the most students abroad, it’s safe to say that Oliva’s mission has been pursued even after his presidency.

In the years after his retirement from the presidency, Oliva remained a part of the NYU community through his leadership of the Skirball Center.

“The NYU we know today — the NYU that attracts the finest students from all over the world, that can go head-to-head to recruit scholars at the top of their fields, that sends more students to study abroad than any other, that is a member of the University Athletic Association — would not have been possible without Jay Oliva,” said Lipton and Sexton in an email to the NYU community. “He was a key engineer of the transformation of NYU.”

Our thoughts are with Oliva’s family and loved ones.

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JOBIT: Swanson, Tiffany S. [MC???? RIP]

2014-Apr-18

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nwherald/obituary.aspx?n=Tiffany-Swanson&pid=170706376

Tiffany S. Swanson
1978 – 2014 

Tiffany S. Swanson Born: March 9, 1978; in Elgin Died: April 13, 2014

Tiffany S. ‘Tiff’ Swanson, age 36, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, surrounded by her family. She was born March 9, 1978, in Elgin, to Robert J. and Kathleen (Koranda) Swanson. A longtime resident of Crystal Lake, Tiffany was a 1996 graduate of Crystal Lake Central High School. She was a well rounded student and was loved by all. She will forever be remembered for her grace and constant smile throughout her courageous battle.

In High School she played softball, basketball and volleyball. She received a volleyball scholarship for her education at Manhattan College in New York majoring in physical therapy. Tiffany lived in New York and New Jersey until 2006, returning to Illinois for health reasons to be near her family.

One of the last things she enjoyed from her bucket list was skydiving.

Survivors include her son, Jacob of Brookfield, WI; her mother, Kathleen Swanson of Fox Lake; her father Robert Swanson of Twin Lakes; her significant other, Chris Cunningham of McHenry; brothers, Robert (Mary) Swanson, Jr. of Brookfield, WI, Geoff (Mary) Swanson of Tucson, AZ, Bryan (Adrienne) Swanson of Brookfield, Brett (Kathy) Swanson of Oconomowoc, WI; seven nieces and six nephews.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until the time of service at 7:30 p.m. at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, her family suggests memorials to the Jacob Reveron Education Fund, c/o Justen Funeral Home, P.O. Box 343, McHenry, IL 60051 or to the American Brain Tumor Association, 8550 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 550, Chicago, IL 60631. For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit http://www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an online condolence message for her family.

Published in the Northwest Herald on Apr. 19, 2014

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Swanson, Tiffany S. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

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

May She Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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Tiffany S. Swanson

19782014 | Obituary Condolences

 
Tiffany S. Swanson Obituary
 
Tiffany S. Swanson Born: March 9, 1978; in Elgin Died: April 13, 2014 Tiffany S. ‘Tiff’ Swanson, age 36, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, surrounded by her family. She was born March 9, 1978, in Elgin, to Robert J. and Kathleen (Koranda) Swanson. A longtime resident of Crystal Lake, Tiffany was a 1996 graduate of Crystal Lake Central High School. She was a well rounded student and was loved by all. She will forever be remembered for her grace and constant smile throughout her courageous battle. In High School she played softball, basketball and volleyball. She received a volleyball scholarship for her education at Manhattan College in New York majoring in physical therapy. Tiffany lived in New York and New Jersey until 2006, returning to Illinois for health reasons to be near her family. One of the last things she enjoyed from her bucket list was skydiving. Survivors include her son, Jacob of Brookfield, WI; her mother, Kathleen Swanson of Fox Lake; her father Robert Swanson of Twin Lakes; her significant other, Chris Cunningham of McHenry; brothers, Robert (Mary) Swanson, Jr. of Brookfield, WI, Geoff (Mary) Swanson of Tucson, AZ, Bryan (Adrienne) Swanson of Brookfield, Brett (Kathy) Swanson of Oconomowoc, WI; seven nieces and six nephews. Visitation will be on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until the time of service at 7:30 p.m. at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, her family suggests memorials to the Jacob Reveron Education Fund, c/o Justen Funeral Home, P.O. Box 343, McHenry, IL 60051 or to the American Brain Tumor Association, 8550 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 550, Chicago, IL 60631. For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an online condolence message for her family.
 

Published in the Northwest Herald on Apr. 19, 2014

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Tiffany S. Swanson

19782014 | Obituary Condolences

 
Tiffany S. Swanson Obituary
 
Tiffany S. Swanson Born: March 9, 1978; in Elgin Died: April 13, 2014 Tiffany S. ‘Tiff’ Swanson, age 36, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, surrounded by her family. She was born March 9, 1978, in Elgin, to Robert J. and Kathleen (Koranda) Swanson. A longtime resident of Crystal Lake, Tiffany was a 1996 graduate of Crystal Lake Central High School. She was a well rounded student and was loved by all. She will forever be remembered for her grace and constant smile throughout her courageous battle. In High School she played softball, basketball and volleyball. She received a volleyball scholarship for her education at Manhattan College in New York majoring in physical therapy. Tiffany lived in New York and New Jersey until 2006, returning to Illinois for health reasons to be near her family. One of the last things she enjoyed from her bucket list was skydiving. Survivors include her son, Jacob of Brookfield, WI; her mother, Kathleen Swanson of Fox Lake; her father Robert Swanson of Twin Lakes; her significant other, Chris Cunningham of McHenry; brothers, Robert (Mary) Swanson, Jr. of Brookfield, WI, Geoff (Mary) Swanson of Tucson, AZ, Bryan (Adrienne) Swanson of Brookfield, Brett (Kathy) Swanson of Oconomowoc, WI; seven nieces and six nephews. Visitation will be on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until the time of service at 7:30 p.m. at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, her family suggests memorials to the Jacob Reveron Education Fund, c/o Justen Funeral Home, P.O. Box 343, McHenry, IL 60051 or to the American Brain Tumor Association, 8550 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 550, Chicago, IL 60631. For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an online condolence message for her family.
 

Published in the Northwest Herald on Apr. 19, 2014

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Tiffany S. Swanson

19782014 | Obituary Condolences

 
Tiffany S. Swanson Obituary
 
Tiffany S. Swanson Born: March 9, 1978; in Elgin Died: April 13, 2014 Tiffany S. ‘Tiff’ Swanson, age 36, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, surrounded by her family. She was born March 9, 1978, in Elgin, to Robert J. and Kathleen (Koranda) Swanson. A longtime resident of Crystal Lake, Tiffany was a 1996 graduate of Crystal Lake Central High School. She was a well rounded student and was loved by all. She will forever be remembered for her grace and constant smile throughout her courageous battle. In High School she played softball, basketball and volleyball. She received a volleyball scholarship for her education at Manhattan College in New York majoring in physical therapy. Tiffany lived in New York and New Jersey until 2006, returning to Illinois for health reasons to be near her family. One of the last things she enjoyed from her bucket list was skydiving. Survivors include her son, Jacob of Brookfield, WI; her mother, Kathleen Swanson of Fox Lake; her father Robert Swanson of Twin Lakes; her significant other, Chris Cunningham of McHenry; brothers, Robert (Mary) Swanson, Jr. of Brookfield, WI, Geoff (Mary) Swanson of Tucson, AZ, Bryan (Adrienne) Swanson of Brookfield, Brett (Kathy) Swanson of Oconomowoc, WI; seven nieces and six nephews. Visitation will be on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until the time of service at 7:30 p.m. at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, her family suggests memorials to the Jacob Reveron Education Fund, c/o Justen Funeral Home, P.O. Box 343, McHenry, IL 60051 or to the American Brain Tumor Association, 8550 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 550, Chicago, IL 60631. For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an online condolence message for her family.
 

Published in the Northwest Herald on Apr. 19, 2014

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Tiffany S. Swanson

19782014 | Obituary Condolences

 
Tiffany S. Swanson Obituary
 
Tiffany S. Swanson Born: March 9, 1978; in Elgin Died: April 13, 2014 Tiffany S. ‘Tiff’ Swanson, age 36, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, surrounded by her family. She was born March 9, 1978, in Elgin, to Robert J. and Kathleen (Koranda) Swanson. A longtime resident of Crystal Lake, Tiffany was a 1996 graduate of Crystal Lake Central High School. She was a well rounded student and was loved by all. She will forever be remembered for her grace and constant smile throughout her courageous battle. In High School she played softball, basketball and volleyball. She received a volleyball scholarship for her education at Manhattan College in New York majoring in physical therapy. Tiffany lived in New York and New Jersey until 2006, returning to Illinois for health reasons to be near her family. One of the last things she enjoyed from her bucket list was skydiving. Survivors include her son, Jacob of Brookfield, WI; her mother, Kathleen Swanson of Fox Lake; her father Robert Swanson of Twin Lakes; her significant other, Chris Cunningham of McHenry; brothers, Robert (Mary) Swanson, Jr. of Brookfield, WI, Geoff (Mary) Swanson of Tucson, AZ, Bryan (Adrienne) Swanson of Brookfield, Brett (Kathy) Swanson of Oconomowoc, WI; seven nieces and six nephews. Visitation will be on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until the time of service at 7:30 p.m. at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, her family suggests memorials to the Jacob Reveron Education Fund, c/o Justen Funeral Home, P.O. Box 343, McHenry, IL 60051 or to the American Brain Tumor Association, 8550 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 550, Chicago, IL 60631. For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an online condolence message for her family.
 

Published in the Northwest Herald on Apr. 19, 2014

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JOBIT: Conde, Ed [MC1955 RIP] by Lawrence, Richard A. (MC1968)

2014-Apr-18

Reporter : Richard A. Lawrence
Website or source of news?: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/northjersey/obituary.aspx?n=edward-conde&pid=170696177&fhid=7389
What did you find?: Hi John,
JOBIT for my back yard neighbor, Ed Conde, MC class of 1955. Ed was a good Jasper and a good neighbor, I will miss him.
Regards,
Rich
Your class year, if appropriate?: 1968
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Lawrence, Richard A. (MC1968)

Conde, Ed [MC1955 RIP]

[JR: Thanks, Rich. I’d have missed this one.]

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http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/northjersey/obituary.aspx?n=edward-conde&pid=170696177&fhid=7389

Edward CONDE
Obituary

CONDE

Edward N. Dr., of Hackensack, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at the age of 80 years.

Dr. Conde’s psychotherapy practice served the Bergen County community for over 25 years. He was also a retired member of the United Federation of Teachers.

Beloved husband of Lyudmila Zimina. Devoted father of Virginia Fitzpatrick and her husband David, Edward Conde and his wife Debra, James Conde and his Fiancé Natasha, Eileen Conde, Alice Leuenhagen and her husband John, Rose Conde, Rita DiCesare and her husband Chris, Steven Conde and his wife Kristine, Marysue Conde, and the late Susan Conde (1971). Cherished grandfather of twelve grandchildren. Dearest brother of Richard Conde and his wife Joan.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday April 19th at 12:30 PM at the G. Thomas Gentile Funeral Home, 397 Union Street, Hackensack. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 9:30-12:30 PM. Interment will follow at Pinelawn Cemetery, Farmingdale, NY. In lieu of Flowers please make donations in Dr. Conde’s memory to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , PO BOX 1000 Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38101. To send condolences, get directions or for further information visit http://www.gentilefuneralservice.com

Published in The Record/Herald News on Apr. 18, 2014

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Conde, Ed [MC1955 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/northjersey/edward-conde-condolences/170696177?cid=full

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Dear John,

I believe that Ed’s son, also Edward, is a member of the Class of 1985..

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.] 

Conde, Edward [MC1985]

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JOBIT: Skinner, David H.[MC1952 RIP]

2014-Apr-15

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/northjersey/obituary.aspx?n=David-Skinner&pid=170654236

David Skinner
Obituary

SKINNER
David H., Sr., of Glen Rock, passed away April 13, 2014.

Beloved husband of 58 years to Eileen (nee Reilly). Loving father of Susan and husband Ray Deming of Glen Rock, David H Skinner Jr., of Ramsey, Stephen J. and wife Gigi Skinner of Hawthorne, Paul C and wife Lynn Skinner of Wanaque. Adoring grandfather to Kaitlyn, Matthew, Emily, and Amanda.

A long time Parishioner of St. Catharine R.C. Church in Glen Rock, he was Principal of the Glen Rock Central School from 1978-1993. Previously, he was Principal of the Glen Rock Jr.-Sr. High School from 1968 – 1978.

David earned his undergraduate from Manhattan College in 1952, and earned his Masters from Hofstra in 1954, and did Post Graduate work at St. John’s.

David was a combat Medic in the Korean War, where he was wounded and received the Purple Heart.

David was Past Commander of VFW Post 850 Glen Rock, a member of the American Legion Post 145 Glen Rock, and also was a member of the Hobbyists in Ridgewood, and the Activities Club of Glen Rock. He was an avid Mets, St. John’s Red Storm, and Notre Dame Football fan.

In 1946, David was a lifeguard at Long Beach NY, where he met the love of his life, Eileen.

The Funeral Mass will be Monday April 21, 2014 at 10 AM. in St. Catharine R.C. Church Glen Rock, with interment to follow in St. Luke’s Cemetery, Ho-Ho-Kus. Visiting hours Wednesday 4-8 PM, at the Feeney Funeral Home, 232 Franklin Ave, Ridgewood.

Published in The Record/Herald News on Apr. 15, 2014

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Skinner, David H.[MC1952 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/northjersey/david-skinner-condolences/170654236?cid=full#sthash.7NssRPm2.dpbs

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JOBIT: Abeltin, William J. [MC1976 RIP]

2014-Apr-14

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/mycentraljersey/obituary.aspx?n=william-j-abeltin&pid=170647231&fhid=27008

William J. Abeltin
AGE: 60 • Lincroft

William J. Abeltin, 60, of Lincroft, died suddenly on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank, surrounded by his loving family.

Son of the late Alfred and Marie (Tiernan), he was born Jan. 16, 1954 in Brooklyn, NY. He was raised in Lynbrook, NY and graduated from Manhattan College. In 2006, he joined Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center as Director of Procurement.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 28 years, Deborah (Buckley) and loving father of Jacqueline, Katherine, and Meagan; two brothers and two sisters; his cherished aunt, Fran Caser; and many nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at the John E Day Funeral Home, 85 Riverside Ave., Red Bank. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at St. Leo The Great R.C. Church in Lincroft. The interment will follow at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery Mausoleum in Middletown. Memorial donations may be made in William’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908. Please visit William’s memorial website at http://www.johnedayfuneralhome.com.

Published in Asbury Park Press on Apr. 15, 2014

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Abeltin, William J. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/mycentraljersey/william-j-abeltin-condolences/170647231?cid=full#sthash.EofLZiYw.dpbs

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Dear John,

I believe that William is a member of the Class of 1976.

May he Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Abeltin, William J. [MC1976 RIP]

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JOBIT: Doran, Leonard J. [MC1953 RIP] reported by O’Connor, Bob (MC1953)

2014-Apr-14

John –

We lost another Jasper.

Lenard Doran, Class of ‘53A,died over the weekend.

I knew him in high school and we were classmates AT Manhattan.

Obit dated today, 4/14 20134 in the Middlesex News (Framingham, MA)

Regards,
Bob O’Connor

O’Connor, Bob (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Bob. Much appreciated. You were first; even in front of me.]

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http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/metrowestdailynews/obituary.aspx?n=Leonard-Doran&pid=170639784

Leonard J. Doran
Obituary

Leonard J. Doran, 85, formally of Forest Hills, NY, passed away peacefully at home in Framingham this past Saturday, April 12, 2014.

Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late Matthew J. & Elizabeth A. (O’Brien) Doran of Framingham and husband of the late Bridie (Gilmartin) Doran of Forest Hills, NY. Leonard was educated at St. Mary’s High School in Waltham Massachusetts, served in the U.S. Army, attended Manhattan College, New York, NY, and went on to earn a master’s degree of law from New York University.

He worked for many years as a corporate attorney for American International Group, Inc. (AIG) insurance company in Manhattan, NY until his retirement.

He was an avid stamp & coin collector and loved to travel with Ireland being his favorite destination. Leonard was also a master at crossword puzzles and could complete a New York Time’s crossword in record time. He enjoyed a spirited card game and had a special love for children.

He is survived by his son Matthew M. Doran of Queens, NY, siblings Brendan S. Doran of Framingham and F. Brien Doran of Dublin, CA, nieces & nephews in the U.S., and many cousins in Ireland. He is predeceased by his sister Rosemary A. (Doran) Medeiros and Kevin J. Doran both formally of Framingham, MA.

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 from 4:00p.m. to 7:00pm at Norton Funeral Home, 53 Beech St., Framingham. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral on Wednesday April 16, at 9 AM from the Norton Funeral Home followed by his funeral Mass at 10 AM at St. Stephen’s Church, 221 Concord St., Framingham. Burial will follow in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fenwick St. Framingham. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in honor of Leonard J. Doran to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 (www.stjude.org). For online guestbook and directions, please log onto http://www.nortonfuneralhome.com.

Published in MetroWest Daily News on Apr. 14, 2014

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Doran, Leonard J. [MC1953 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/metrowestdailynews/leonard-j-doran-condolences/170639784?cid=full#sthash.hwtjOTUw.dpbs

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JOBIT: O’Brien, Robert Bob [MC1953 RIP]

2014-Apr-13

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bostonglobe/obituary.aspx?n=ROBERT-OBRIEN&pid=170619798

O’BRIEN, Robert Bob

Died on April 8, 2014 as a result of a fall-related head injury. He was 82 years old. He leaves his wife Caroline, his sister Margaret O’Brien Lavallee, and a large family of 7 children and step-children, 17 grandchildren, a niece, 3 nephews, and 7 great-nieces/nephews.

Bob grew up in Providence, RI, attended Manhattan College and later Harvard Business School, and also served as an artillery officer in the US Army.

Bob had wide-ranging pursuits and accomplishments throughout his career. He was a successful entrepreneur in the 1960s with pioneering ventures including the first company to market corporate fitness programs and an early cable-TV venture that linked surgeons to rural low income hospitals in Puerto Rico. He advised both Massachusetts and Puerto Rico governments on the development of commercial fisheries and he launched a company that consulted with the Federal government on bio-dynamic and ocean-related research. He worked for many years as a management consultant for a broad range of corporate and pro-bono clients, ranging from several Fortune 500 companies to St. Josephs Abbey in Massachusetts.

He was a longtime Board Director for the Carroll Center for the Blind and also for the National Braille Press. He tutored and mentored many students at the School for the Deaf and Blind in St. Augustine, Florida.

Bob loved his hobbies as well. He was an avid reader, a beautiful writer, an accomplished amateur historian and a lover of classical and jazz music. He spent thousands of hours restoring, tinkering with and showing off his collection of old cars. He loved sailing, from his boyhood summers on Narragansett Bay to later summers on Cape Cod and Boston Harbor. In recent years he took up soaring and greatly enjoyed his time both in the air and on the ground with his fellow glider pilots.

He was a regular visitor to St. Josephs Abbey, and his time spent there with his brothers and in retreat helped him to reinforce his faith and to maintain a sense of peace with changes in his life.

More than any of these interests and accomplishments, though, Bob loved his family. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. While juggling the pressures of his career, he took time each night to read to his children while they were growing up and also shared many special projects and activities. As the grandchildren arrived and grew, he similarly built and cherished a special connection with each of them. He wrote and called regularly, sent thoughtful gifts, found special projects to share, and sought to spend time with each person individually during family get-togethers.

He and Caroline traveled regularly across the country and to Europe to visit their children and grandchildren. Bob and Carolines homes in Maine and Florida hosted many boisterous family get-togethers over the past decades, gatherings that reinforced family bonds and created many happy memories. His long devotion to his family created his most memorable and lasting legacy a close-knit, loving and thriving extended family that misses him greatly.

A memorial service will be held at St. Josephs Abbey in May. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to either St. Josephs Abbey (167 N Spencer Rd, Spencer, MA 01562) or to National Braille Press (88 St. Stephen Street, Boston, MA 02115)

Published in The Boston Globe on Apr. 13, 2014 

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Dear John,

I believe that Bob is a member of that great Class of 1953.

May He Rest In Peace,

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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O’Brien, Robert Bob [MC1953 RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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JOBIT: Smyth, Frank Ambrose [MC1975 RIP]

2014-Apr-02

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/northjersey/obituary.aspx?n=Frank-Smyth&pid=170462681

Frank Smyth
Obituary

SMYTH

Frank Ambrose, of Hoboken, NJ, passed away suddenly on March 31, 2014.

He was 60 years old.

Frank is survived by Susan McLaughlin Smyth, his five children and two sons-in-law; Danielle Smyth Stiles and Morgan Stiles, Christie Smyth DiStefano and Doug DiStefano, Caitlin Smyth, Tara Smyth, Timothy Smyth; and by his five grandchildren; Dylan, Connor, Logan, William and Chloe. Frank took immense pride in his children and their many accomplishments.

Frank was born in Manhattan on November 11, 1953 and raised in The Bronx. As a native son of The Bronx, Frank graduated from St John’s Kingsbridge Grammar School, All Hallows High School, and Manhattan College.

Frank was an outstanding athlete, excelling at track at All Hallows. In high school, he played football for the Bronx Spartans. He came to the attention of Manhattan’s legendary football coach, Larry Kelly, and was recruited as a running back. Frank captained the 1974 Jasper team demonstrating the leadership that would be evident throughout his life. During his working career Frank returned to his running roots and competed in many road races, including multiple New York City and Boston marathons.

Frank will be remembered as a man of remarkable generosity, loyalty, and selflessness – and at times, a devilish sense of humor. He had a wide circle of friends who knew that spending time with Frank would bring a smile to their faces. Frank was always willing to assist friends and family, at any time, for any reason. He embodied the best compliment that could be paid to a man in The Bronx, for he was known as a stand up guy.

Frank was predeceased by his parents, Frank Smyth (Co. Cork) and Mary (O’Donnell) Smyth (Co. Leitrim). In addition to his children and grandchildren, Frank leaves his cherished brother Pat and sister-in-law Eileen along with his nephew Michael Smyth and niece Colleen Smyth Orth. He leaves many loving cousins and his adoring nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Frank’s life will be held at Failla Memorial Home in Hoboken, NJ from 2-4 and 7-9 PM on Wednesday April 2nd. The Mass will be held at St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church at 10 AM on Thursday, April 3rd.Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY. Valet parking is available in rear of memorial home off Sixth Street.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to All Hallows High School, 111 East 164th Street, Bronx, NY 10452will be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted in Failla Memorial Home, 533 Willow Avenue, Hoboken, NJ 07030.

Published in The Record/Herald News on Apr. 2, 2014

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Smyth, Frank Ambrose [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/northjersey/frank-smyth-condolences/170462681?cid=full#sthash.4UK399r6.dpbs

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Dear John,

I believe that Frank is a member of the Class of 1975.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Smyth, Frank Ambrose [MC1975 RIP]

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JOBIT: Valenziano, Frank P. [MC1945 RIP]

2014-Apr-01

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/mycentraljersey/obituary.aspx?n=Frank-Valenziano&pid=170455614

Frank P. Valenziano
Obituary

Frank P. Valenziano

AGE: 89 • Warren

Frank P. Valenziano died very peacefully at his home in Warren, New Jersey on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, surrounded by his wife, Mae, and his five children. Frank was 89 and was born in Staten Island, New York, the son of Angelina and Domenic Valenziano.

Frank received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College and his M.S. in Civil Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology. He was a World War II Navy veteran on the USS Midway as an Airborne Electronics Specialist. Starting as a young engineer, he rose to manage Intellectual Properties and retired after 34 years as Manager of Patents and Licensing for Interpace Corporation. To his credit, he has multiple patents to his name. Following his retirement, he was a partner in a successful manufacturing business until his full retirement in 2005. Frank was an extraordinary man who guided his family to push harder, do better, and to ultimately give back to others. Education and integrity were the core of his being which he stressed and impressed upon his kids, in-laws, and grandchildren.

He was married to the partner of his life for 64 years, Mae, and they were quite a team. He is survived by Mae; his older sister, Sarah Boyko; his five children, Carl (Kate), Philip (Maureen), Frank J. (Stephanie), Angela Ross (Scott), and Mark (Lori). He has 14 outstanding grandchildren who cherish him as a grandfather and mentor, and three great-grandchildren.

Frank’s wish is a cause very close to his heart. He asked that rather than flowers, donations be made to the Foundation Fighting Blindness at http://www.fightblindness.org/goto/teamvalenziano Visitation will be held on Friday, April 4, from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at the Higgins Funeral Home, 752 Mountain Boulevard, Watchung, NJ 07069. (908) 756-0017 http://www.higginsfuneralhome.com There will be a mass of Christian burial held at the Chapel of Our Lady of the Mount, 167 Mount Bethel Road, Warren, N.J., 07059, at 9:30 am on Saturday. Internment will be after the mass at Silver Mount Cemetery, 918 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10301.

Published in Courier News & Asbury Park Press from Apr. 2 to Apr. 3, 2014

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Valenziano, Frank P. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/mycentraljersey/frank-p-valenziano-condolences/170455614?cid=full

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Dear John,

I believe that Frank is a member of the Class of 1945.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Valenziano, Frank P. [MC1945 RIP]

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