Category Archives: JOBIT

JOBIT: Murphy, Francis [MC1969 RIP]


Francis Murphy
1927 – 2015

Robert C. “Bob” of Bergenfield on Wednesday, February 11, 2015.

Loving husband for 39 years of Susan (nee Doonan). Beloved father of Christine Traina and her husband Joseph and Robert L. and his wife Heather Conking Murphy. Adored grandfather of Teagan Murphy and Lily Christine Traina. Dear brother of the late Thomas and his wife Bette Murphy of Newport, RI, Irene Gilles and her husband Stephen of Utica, NY, Louis and his wife Alice of Portsmouth, RI and Leonard and his wife Christine of Newport, RI. Also survived by dozens of nieces and nephews.

Born on February 25, 1941 to Louis and Irene (nee Burns) Murphy, Bob was a graduate of St. Augustin and De La Salle (1958) in Newport, received a BA from Catholic University, an MA from Manhattan College and an MA from Bank Street College of Education.

In 1958, he became a Christian Brother, serving for sixteen years as Brother Robert Arthur. During his career, Bob was the Director of Religious Education at St. Augustin in Newport and in parishes in New York and New Jersey. He was also the founder of the New Jersey Institute of Parent Education, which was funded by the State of New Jersey. He was Director of Religious Education at St. Joseph Church in Demarest, NJ.

Bob also had a private counseling practice, offering family and individual counseling.

A Mass of the Resurrection to celebrate Bob’s life was said on February 14, 2015 at St. Joseph RC Church in Demarest, NJ. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on March 22, 2015, 10:30 a.m. at St. Augustin in Newport.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations in his memory may be made to Parkinson’s Disease Foundation ( or Michael J. Fox Foundation (

Published in The Newport Daily News on Feb. 25, 2015


Murphy, Francis [MC???? RIP] 

Guestbook: same link

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Dear John,

I believe that Francis, known as Robert C, received his Masters in 1969.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. I couldn’t figure out the name so followed the story lead.] 

Murphy, Francis [MC1969 RIP] 

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

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JOBIT: Williams, John T. [MC1961 RIP]


John Williams

Framingham – John T. Williams, 77, of Framingham, Mill River, and Lake Worth, Florida died peacefully on Sunday, February 22, 2015 after a long illness. He was the beloved husband of Lynn (Cassidy) Williams for the past 53 years.

Born in New York City, he was the son of the late John J. and Ann (Doherty) Williams and step-son of the late Grace Williams.

John was a graduate of Fordham Prep School and Manhattan College. He was employed at Washington Mills Electro Minerals Corp. of North Grafton for 37 years, where he retired as the VP of Sales and Marketing and served on the Board of Directors.

John loved reading, dancing, sports, the outdoors, and spending time with his family and friends. We will all miss his quick wit.

He was the devoted father of John T. Williams and his wife Christine of Franklin; Michele Wrenn and her husband Daniel of Worcester; and Craig Williams and his wife Karen of Framingham; loving grandfather to Laura and John Williams, and Jennifer and Andrew Wrenn; loving step-brother to Connie Perret of Camden, Maine.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, February 26, and Friday, February 27 from 4 to 7 each day at the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main Street, (Rte 30) Southborough.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, February 28 at 10 AM at St. Anne Church, 20 Boston Road, Southborough. Burial will follow in Edgell Grove Cemetery, 53 Grove Street, Framingham.

Memorial contributions may be sent in his memory to MGH Parkinson’s Research, 100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1310, Boston, MA 02114.
Funeral Home
Morris Funeral Home
40 Main Street Southborough, MA 01772
(508) 485-4111

Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Feb. 23 to Feb. 24, 2015


Williams, John T. [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.]

Williams, John T. [MC1961 RIP]

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[JR: Guess Schlickenrieder, Warren (MC1942) threatening his “job” has focused him. (Laugh!) to the third power. ]  

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

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JOBIT: Young, Andrew Joseph [MC1966 RIP]


Life Legacy

Andrew Joseph Young, 78, of Lake Barrington, passed away with his family by his side on Friday, February 20, 2015.

Andrew was born on December 13, 1936 in Yonkers, New York. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in Ft. Gordon, Georgia and the New York Army National Guard as a radio operator. He attended Manhattan College where he studied Civil Engineering and received his Master’s Degree from Iona College in New York. Andrew worked with Nalco Chemical Company for over 25 years which allowed for him to travel internationally, to include six continents. He would be joined in marriage to Margaret Balas on September 26, 1964 in Norwood, New Jersey. They would raise three children together in Barrington.

In addition to his loving wife of 50 years, Margaret, Andrew is survived by his children, Kimberly Young, Heather (Randy) Giafagna, and Christopher Young; grandchildren, Sophia, Nate, and Mia Giafagna.

Services for Andrew will be held privately.

Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO BOX 758517 Topeka, KS 66675, or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105


Young, Andrew Joseph [MC???? RIP] 


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Dear John,

I believe that Andrew is a member of the class of 1966.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Young, Andrew Joseph [MC1966 RIP]

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

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JOBIT: Fitzgerald, James Vincent [MC1970 RIP]


James Vincent Fitzgerald

James Vincent Fitzgerald, 66, passed away on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 with his loving family by his side.

Jim was born on July 18, 1948 in Brooklyn, NY to Elaine and Vincent Fitzgerald. Jim married his childhood sweetheart on February 20, 1971. He is survived by his wife, Margaret, of 44 years, his daughter Megan and her husband Josh, his son James and his wife Lisa, his son Michael and his wife Stacy, and his sister Patricia Fitzgerald. He is also survived by his five grandchildren, Taylor and Conor Prokopiak, James Fitzgerald, and Ashley and Ryan Fitzgerald. Jim loved nothing more than spending time with his cherished grandchildren. They were the light of his eyes and they will forever miss their dear “Pop”.

Jim graduated from Manhattan College in 1970 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering. He worked as a Standards Engineer for Potomac Electric Power Company in Washington D.C. for three years. He joined Phelps Dodge Cable and Wire Company in 1973 as an Application Engineer. From 1981, he was employed by the Okonite Company in their Application Engineering department and was the Vice President of Application Engineering. Jim was also a member of the IEEE Insulated Conductors Executive Committee for six years and Chairman in 2006 and 2007. He received the 2010 ICC Distinguished Service Award. Jim also served in both the Washington, D.C. and New York State National Guards.

Jim was very involved in the North Rockland Community. He coached multiple teams in the Haverstraw Little League as well as the North Rockland Soccer Association where he served as a coach, a referee, a board member, and president.

Jim was a gentle, kind man who would help anyone in need. He will be greatly missed by all of his nieces and nephews, his sisters and brothers-in-law especially his best friend, Bob, whom he considered his brother.

The family will receive friends & relatives on Monday Feb. 23rd from 2 – 4 & 6:30 – 9 PM at the T J McGowan Son’s Funeral Home 71 N. Central Highway Garnerville, NY. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated for James on Tuesday Feb 24th at 10 AM in St. Gregory Barbarigo Church in Garnerville with interment to follow in Ascension Cemetery in Airmont, NY. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Jim’s memory to the: American Heart Association 255 Lafayette Ave. Suffern, NY 10901 or the American Cancer Association, Hudson Valley Chapter 121 Executive Drive New Windsor, NY 12553

Funeral Home
T.J. McGowan Sons Funeral Home, Inc.
71 North Central Highway Garnerville, NY 10923
(845) 429-6665

Published in the The Journal News on Feb. 22, 2015


Fitzgerald, James Vincent [MC1970 RIP]


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

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JOBIT: Braks, Richard A. ‘Richie’ [MC???? RIP]


Richard A. (Richie) Braks
AGE: 68 • Pine Beach

Richard A. (Richie) Braks, 68, of Pine Beach, died on Tuesday at home in the presence of his beloved wife and close family members. He had sustained a major stroke nearly two years ago. Born in Yonkers, N.Y., on Nov. 14, 1946, to Edward and Martha Reynolds Braks, Richie was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School and studied business at Manhattan College in New York. He married his high-school sweetheart, Barbara Rohan, on June 26, 1971, and they moved to New Jersey in 1975. He owned an auto repair and service garage in Ocean Gate, and later joined the Ocean County Parks Dept. After retiring, he worked at Forge Pond Golf Course in Brick, where he was a very popular and effective starter and ranger.

Richie was an avid reader and very knowledgeable about wide-ranging subjects such as politics, American coins, Zippo lighters, carpentry and machinery, as well as antique engines and mini-bikes, both of which he was fond of building. A motorcycle enthusiast, he was an avid Harley Davidson fan, and he and his wife often rode their bikes around Ocean County and in the Hobe Sound, FL area where they spent winters in recent years. In his leisure time, he was a meticulous and creative wood worker and mechanic and lovingly restored vintage Corvettes and other special cars to pristine condition. Generous with his talents, he took pleasure in helping relatives choose the right car to buy. Richie also enjoyed building handsome sheds for gardening, carpentry and machinery supplies, garden beds for vegetables, and a playhouse for a great-niece. Richard was a long-time member of the Ocean County Mosquito Commission and had been a member of the Pine Beach Planning Board and Republican Club.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his brother, Edward (Fran) Braks of Wallace, N.C., and his sister, Elaine (Neil) Ginsberg of Mount Kisco, N.Y. Richie was loved as a brother by his wife’s siblings: Susan (John) Garvey, Sharon (Jack) McMahon, Tricia (George) Tunick, Bob (Jackie) Rohan, Judy (Henry) Steiner, Kathy (Charlie) Byrnes, Glenn (Stacy) Rohan and D’Arcy (Peter) Green. Also surviving are 17 nieces and nephews, three great-nieces and two great-nephews, as well as three godchildren.

As Richie worked to recover from the stroke, his wife, Barbara, was his prime caregiver. She was helped by caring physicians, health care workers, therapists and aides, including Dr. John Radomski, Christie McGovern, Kerry Brennan, Gila Rosen, Jackie Augustensen and Gary Thomas.

A Memorial Gathering will be held on Friday, Feb 20 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Anderson and Campbell Funeral Home, 703 Main St., Toms River. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, Feb 21 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Barnabas Church, 33 Woodland Rd., Bayville.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Richie’s name to Beachwood First Aid Squad, 4 Beachwood Blvd., Beachwood, N.J., 08722, or to Our Lady of Lourdes Liver Transplant Program, 1601 Haddon Avenue, Camden, N.J. 08103.Please visit for more information.

Published in Asbury Park Press on Feb. 19, 2015


Braks, Richard A. ‘Richie’ [MC???? RIP] 


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Dear John,

I do not find anything in my ‘stuff’ for Richard, but I believe that his brother Edward is a member of the Class of 1964.

May Richard 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: Butz, John J. [MC1989 RIP]

John J. Butz
April 3, 1967 – February 18, 2015

John J. Butz, a leading communications executive and software pioneer of ‘Internet Telephony,’ also known as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), died on February 18, 2015 in Evanston. He was 47.

Since 2008, Mr. Butz served as product manager for Chicago-based Inteliquent (formerly Neutral Tandem). During his tenure, he designed and delivered groundbreaking products for the company, including applications for the global cloud and HD voice carriers. More recently, he assumed responsibility for Inteliquent’s DID Service, growing it into a profitable unit within a short span of two years. In 2011, he received TMC Internet Telephony Magazine’s Excellence Award for his seminal work in HD Voice technology.

Prior to joining Inteliquent, Mr. Butz led the unification of Comcast’s voice and data products, known as the Digital Voice Center. Earlier in his career, he was vice president and member of the founding team of Vonage. Mr. Butz began his career as an engineer/programmer at AT&T Bell Labs, where he and another colleague won a patent for creating a method that switched telephone calls to information service providers.

A New York native, Mr. Butz attended Garden City High School and went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Master’s degree in Computer Engineering from Manhattan College.

His love of family and nature were reflected in his passions for music and gardening. Mr. Butz was also an avid cyclist and volunteer at The Recyclery—a non-profit used bike collaborative in Chicago.

He is survived by his wife, Heather, and three children, Louise, Clara, and J.R. (John Robert); his parents, John and Justine Butz of Garden City, NY; and siblings, Janine Deane of Saddle River, NJ, and James Butz of Belle Mead, NJ.

Visitation on Friday, February 20 beginning at 4:00 p.m. with memorial prayers at 7:30 p.m. at Donnellan Family Funeral Home, 10045 Skokie Blvd. at Old Orchard Rd. Skokie, IL 60077. Visitation on Saturday, February 21at 9:30 a.m., followed by the funeral service at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Orthodox Church, 412 Crescent St., Wheaton, IL 60137.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to a college fund for the Butz children c/o Bright Start College Savings Program, 20860 N. Tatum Boulevard, Suite 370, Phoenix, AZ 85050.


Butz, John J. [MC1989 RIP] 


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

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JOBIT: Reilly, George [MC1955 RIP]


George Reilly
Oct. 28, 1932 – Jan. 13, 2015

Resident of San Jose

Colonel George Reilly, USMC retired passed away February 13, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family. George was born October 28, 1932 in New York City. He graduated from Manhattan Prep, and Manhattan College. He received an MBA from SJSU and JD from Lincoln Law.

George loved his faith, wife, family, Irish heritage and USMC. He never missed an opportunity to march in the New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade or wear his kilt to the Reilly Kilt Klassic Golf Tournament.
George was an active member of Manhattan Alumni, Treasure Island Museum, St. Lucy’s lecture and USMC retired. He lived his passions for politics, community, history, sports and a sense of fair play. He was a willing volunteer for any cause he believed in most especially when it came to his children and grandchildren’s pursuits. George, his happy smile and his irrepressible story telling will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flower please consider making a contribution to the Christopher W. Reilly Scholarship fund at Bellarmine College Prep, San Jose.

A celebratory mass will be held on Saturday, February 21 at Bellarmine Chapel 10:30am
Lima Family

Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Feb. 18, 2015


Reilly, George [MC???? RIP] 

Guestbook: same link

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Dear John,

I believe that George is a member of the Class of 1955. A very active and loyal JASPER.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Reilly, George [MC1955 RIP]

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