Category Archives: JOBIT

JOBIT: Cook, William Nicholas ‘Bill’ [MC1969 RIP]


William Nicholas (Bill) Cook

William (Bill) Nicholas Cook, born on April 30, 1947 in Dobbs Ferry, NY to Nicholas A. and Marjorie (Burke) Cook left this world to be with his eternal father on January 24, 2015.

He was raised and educated in Hasting-on-Hudson, NY, where he was elected into the Athletic Department’s Hall of Fame. He received a Bachelor’s of Science from Manhattan College in 1969; there, he was a member of the Men’s Track and Field Team. He then received an MBA from Seton Hall University in 1982.

Bill served his nation from 1969-72 as a member of the United States Army, during which time he was stationed in Long Binh, Vietnam from 1970-71.

Following his service in the army, Bill began his professional career at Johnson & Johnson in New Brunswick, NJ, where he worked until 1989. Following his time at J&J, Bill completed his career at IEEE in Piscataway, NJ, where he worked from 1990 until his retirement in 2012.

Bill spent his work-life in Highland Park, NJ with his wife and two sons. He was active in the community as a youth sports coach in both football and baseball; he took great pride in working with young people and sharing the joys of the life lessons taught through sports. He was an active member of his church and served in numerous volunteer capacities at Trinity Presbyterian Church in East Brunswick, NJ.

Bill is survived by Cynthia, his wife of 44 years. His legacy lives on in his sons, Keith and Michelle Cook of State College, PA.; Kevin and Sara Cook., and his beloved grandson Logan James Cook of San Rafael, CA . He is also survived by his sister Ruth McShane of Hicksville, NY. Bill is also remembered by the Penick family of North Brunswick, and countless other family and friends whose lives were impacted through their relationship with Bill.

A celebration of Bill’s life will be held on Friday, February 20th @ 10 am at Trinity Presbyterian Church on 367 Cranbury Road in East Brunswick, NJ.

Published in Home News Tribune on Feb. 1, 2015


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JOBIT: Lochmuller, Charles Howard [MC1962 RIP] February 16, 2013


[JR: In working on the wiki, I realized I missed an obit. Argh!]

Charles Howard Lochmuller
February 16, 2013 By Hall-Wynne

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Charles Howard Lochmuller, 72, died at home Saturday.

A native of New York City, he was a graduate of Manhattan College. He then received the PhD. in chemistry from Fordham University. After a fellowship in analytical chemistry at Purdue University, Dr. Lochmuller joined the faculty of Duke University. He was chairman of the Chemistry Dept. from 1982-87, and later, Director, Center for Biochemical Engineering. Dr. Lochmuller retired from teaching in 2006, becoming professor of chemistry, emeritus.

Among his professional citations, he was past chairman of the analytical division of the American Chemical Society; Fellow of the Royal Chemical Society and of the American Institute of Chemists. He served as Chairman of the Analytical Division of the American Chemical Society; and was an elected member of the Committee of Revision, U.S. Pharmacopoeial Convention. Charles served as an advisor to the USEPA on Environmental Assessment Programs and as a member of numerous review panels, including the Integrated Air Cancer Project. He was appointed by the National Research Council to serve on the Analytical Chemistry Panel.Charles received the Pioneer in Laboratory Robotics Award from the International Symposium on Laboratory Robotics; the American Chemical Society Award in Chromatography; the Distinguished NC Chemist Award of the NC American Institute of Chemists; and the Societal Medal of the Estonian Chemical Society, of which he became a life member. A man of rare brilliance, Charles was conversant in multiple subjects, and as a highly-sought, eminent scientist, traveled around the world to address various audiences.

A parishioner of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, he was a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia A. Lochmuller; sons, Charles H. Lochmuller, Jr. of Durham and Christopher M. Lochmuller, M.D. of Knoxville, TN; and granddaughter, Amanda Heather Lochmuller. He was predeceased by daughters, Erika and Heather.

A graveside service will be held 1:00 PM Thursday in St. Matthew Catholic Cemetery, followed by a memorial Mass at 2:00 PM Thursday in Immaculate Conception Church. Memorial donations to a favorite charity of choice. Arrangements are with Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. 


Lochmuller, Charles Howard [MC1962 RIP]

Guestbook: same link

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

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JOBIT: Naughton, John Patrick “Jack” [MC???? RIP]


John Naughton (1932 – 2015)

Naughton, John

John Patrick “Jack” Naughton of Ossining, NY went home to his God on January 26, 2015 at Calvary Hospital. He was 82.

Jack was a teacher and drama coach for White Plains High School, White Plains, NY where he taught for 27 years before retiring in 1996.

Jack was born March 9, 1932 in the Bronx to John and Delia Fallon Naughton. He was educated in Barrytown, NY and joined the De LaSalle Christian Brothers. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Catholic University and earned a Masters Degree in English from Manhattan College. He received a Fulbright Scholarship and taught English for a year in Bulgaria.

On August 17, 1968 he married Lucille Larrivee at St. Anne’s Church in Waterbury, Ct. Jack lived in Ossining for the past forty two years. Locally he was a Lector at St. Theresa Church, Briarcliff Manor and served as President and member of the Parish Council for many years.

Jack will be remembered for his brilliant mind, quick wit and for his great love of his family, especially his three grandsons. He is survived by his wife Lucille, daughter Laurie Naughton (David) Muldoon, son Sean (Danielle) Naughton brother Michael Naughton, sister Nora Kardian and three grandsons Dillon and Brendan Muldoon and Lucien Naughton, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Reposing at St. Theresa Church, Pleasantville Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY on Thursday, January 29th from 4-8pm and Friday from 10-11:15am. Funeral Mass at 11:30am. Interment following at St. Augustine Cemetery, Ossining.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to De LaSalle Christian Bros., Narragansett, RI, St. Theresa Church, Briarcliff Manor, NY or Maryknoll Sisters or Fathers and Bros., Maryknoll, NY. 

John G. Crawford Funeral Directors
21 West Stevens Avenue Hawthorne, NY 10532
(914) 747-2515

Published in the The Journal News from Jan. 28 to Jan. 29, 2015


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

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JOBIT: Murphy, Richard Joseph [MC1961 RIP]


Richard Murphy (1933 – 2015)

Richard Joseph Murphy, 81

MARLBOROUGH – Richard Joseph Murphy, 81, has passed away. Born February 14, 1933, he was the son of the late Francis A. Murphy and Marcella (Gartland) Murphy in Yonkers, NY. Richard lived many years in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. Richard is survived by two loving siblings, Margaret Peluso of Goodyear AZ and Joseph E. Murphy of Woodbine, MD.

Richard was predeceased by sisters Loretto Davis of Bellevue NJ and Madge Mitten of Punta Gorda FL, as well as his loving wife of 58 years, Ann Waters Murphy in 2013, and their beloved son, Timothy Richard Murphy in 2000.

Richard leaves many who love him, including his wife Virginia (Jinnie) Poaletti Murphy of Winterville NC, two daughters, Monica Ann O’Donnell and her husband Edwin O’Donnell, of Ambler PA, Maura Murphy Hogan of Worcester MA, and his son, Mark Richard Murphy and his wife, Ann (Polymeros) Murphy, of West Boylston MA.

Pop will be lovingly remembered by his four grand-daughters, Ryan Ann and Meghan Josephine Hogan of Worcester MA, Rachel Ann and Alexandra (Ally) Murphy of West Boylston MA. Pop especially loved and enjoyed his 7 year old great-grandson, Dakota Troy Hogan of Worcester MA, as well as his many nieces and nephews with whom Richard shared some wonderful relationships.

Dick attended Hastings high school and graduated from Stepinac High School in White Plains NY. He joined the United States Marine Corps in 1951, becoming a Sergeant in the First Marines and serving as cartographer during the Korean War. Upon his return, he proposed to Helen Ann Waters, of Ithaca New York and began the family that holds him close to this day.

Dick attended Manhattan College while working and raising his family. He received his degree in 1961 with three of his children in attendance. He excelled in accounting and sales. Dick worked at GLF and Agway in Ithaca, New York. Dick spent many successful years in business management and sales at IBM, which brought the family to many new locations in and around New England.

In the 1980’s Dick joined Digital Equipment Corporation in Maynard MA, where he continued to experience success in his career and where he and Ann became part of the community of Marlborough, MA that lasted more than 30 years.

Before and during retirement, Dick enjoyed exploring a variety of interests, which included gardening, camping, wood carving, bird watching, basket making, cooking, bread-making and volunteering. He was a man who always did the next right thing. In recent years Dick enjoyed painting landscapes, barns, harbor scenes and nature.

Dick was always a man devoted to his family and doing what is right. He loved being involved in his children’s and grandchildren’s lives, leaving a legacy of memories that include picnicking , strawberry picking, organizing family gatherings and lots of wonderful walks and talks.

He will be dearly missed by many, including the woman who brought new joy to his life in his most recent months, Jinnie Poaletti Murphy. They wed in October 2014 and our appreciation of Jinnie is lifelong. In the Spring of 2014 Richard opened his mind and his spirit to include investigating and joining the Church of Latter Day Saints. This decision was thoughtful and positive and brought much peace to Dad in the months before his passing.

Arrangements are scheduled for this Saturday, January 31st, at 11am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 240 Hemenway St Marlborough MA. All are welcome to join in celebration of Richard’s life.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Our Father’s Table; P.O. Box 916 Marlborough MA 01752

Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Jan. 27 to Jan. 28, 2015


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Reported at 1541 by O’Connor, Bob (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Bob. Much appreciated.]

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

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JOBIT: Pennell, Donald Blair [MC1956 RIP]



Passed away peacefully on January 22, 2015 from the consequences of Alzheimer’s disease.

He is survived by his sons Mark, Scott, and Thomas, his daughter June, daughters-in-law Kristi and Martha, and grandchildren Brandy, Connor, Jamie, Megan, and Nikita.

Born August 15, 1934, in Queens, New York, he grew up in Flushing, and graduated with a degree in electrical engineering from Manhattan College of New York. He served his nation in the United States Air Force. His life’s work as engineer and manager took him from Consolidated Edison in New York to Parsons Infrastructure & Technology Group, Inc. in the Washington, DC area, where he served as a consulting engineer on the construction of large public transit projects, including the Washington Metro and light rail projects in Portland, OR.

Along with his beloved family and his deeply held Catholic faith, his two great loves were railroads and baseball. An avid rail buff, he collected HO-scale model trains and engaged in the construction of a never-ending series of basement layouts inspired by his lifelong affinity for the New York Central Railroad. His baseball loyalties were firmly with the New York Yankees, and he was an active and devoted participant as parent, grandparent, coach, and scorekeeper in youth baseball programs in New Jersey and in Northern Virginia.

Friends may call on Wednesday, January 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Advent Funeral Services, 7211 Lee Hwy., Falls Church, VA. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St Philip Catholic Church 7506 St. Philip’s Ct. Falls Church on Thursday January 29 at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Queens, New York, on Friday, January 30. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the .

Funeral Home
Advent Funeral Home
7211 Lee Highway Falls Church, VA 22046
(703) 241-7402

Published in The Washington Post on Jan. 26, 2015


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From Jasper Jottings, our prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Fellow Jasper, Donald Blair Pennell ’56 BSEE of Vienna, Virginia.

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

Pennell, Donald Blair [MC1956 RIP] 

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Dear John,

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

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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JOBIT: Caputi, Robert R. [MC1945 RIP]


Robert R. Caputi, 90, Huntington attorney and Democratic ……/robert-r-caputi-90-huntington-attorney-a…Newsday16 hours ago – After the service, he attended Manhattan College, then law school at St. John’s University. He married Elizabeth Ann McNamara on Sept. 8, 1951, and the …

Obituaries Long Island
Robert R. Caputi, 90, dies; was Huntington attorney and Democratic leader
Updated January 23, 2015 9:49 PM

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Robert R. Caputi, a former Huntington zoning, land use and real estate attorney and longtime local Democratic leader, died of natural causes at the Visiting Nurse Hospice in East Northport. He was 90.

Robert R. Caputi, a former Huntington zoning, land use and real estate attorney and longtime local Democratic leader, died Jan. 18 of natural causes at the Visiting Nurse Hospice in East Northport.

He was 90.

Over his career, Caputi, admitted to the New York Bar Association in July 1948, served as deputy town attorney for Huntington, Democratic town leader and Huntington delegate to…

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[JR: Behind paywall.]

Robert R. Caputi

Home: Huntington, NY
Date of Death: January 18, 2015
Age: 90
Birthdate: June 17, 1924
Place of Birth: Manhattan, NY
Service Information: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 10:00 AM Our Lady Queen Of Martyrs Church, Centerport, NY
Visitation: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 2-5 & 7-9 PM at the funeral home.
Interment: Private.

In lieu of flowers donations to VNS Hospice of Suffolk, 505 Main Street, Northport, NY 11768 in Robert’s memory appreciated.


Caputi, Robert R. [MC???? RIP]


[JR: First time I’ve been unable to get the obituary. ]  

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Dear John,

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

                         May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Caputi, Robert R. [MC1945 RIP]

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Robert R. Caputi, 90, dies; was Huntington attorney and Democratic leader

JOBIT: Wynne, Thomas Patrick [MP57?MC1961 RIP]


Thomas P. Wynne

Thomas Patrick Wynne, 74, Madison, CT passed away Friday, January 16, 2015 after battling a lingering disease. Tom, formerly of Westport, was born March 1, 1940 in Washington Heights, NYC to John Paul and Mary Kelly (Russell) Wynne. He attended Manhattan Prep and was a 1961 graduate of Manhattan College with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He went on to work in the Television, Aero Space and Telecommunications industries; ultimately retiring in 2006 from NEC America.

He leaves behind his wife, Mary L. (Remby) Wynne, 4 sons, Thomas A. Wynne and wife Ines of Valley Cottage, NY; William J. Wynne of Congers, NY; Jason D. Rice and Charlene LeBlanc of Petersham, MA; Robert A. Rice and wife Meghan of Westport, CT. He also leaves a brother, James E. Wynne and wife Delores of FL and 6 grandchildren, Andy, Kyle, Erik, Tyler, Dylan and Elizabeth.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at St. Luke’s Church, 84 Long Lots Road, Westport, CT. Directly after the service there will be a gathering for all at the home of Rob and Meg Rice, 11 Twin Falls Lane, Westport, CT.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, NY, NY 10018 or at

Published in Westport News from Jan. 21 to Jan. 23, 2015


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

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