Category Archives: JOBIT

JOBIT: Picchianti, Robert Joseph [MC???? RIP]


Robert Joseph Picchianti
1941 – 2014
AGE: 72 • Essex Junction, VT

Robert Joseph Picchianti passed away September 15, 2014, he was 72.

Born on September 30, 1941 in Yonkers, NY to his loving parents, Joseph and Vera (nee Prota) Picchianti.

Robert is survived by Rosemary, his adoring wife of 50 years; he also leaves behind 3 sons, Robert, Anthony & Joseph Picchianti and 4 grandchildren, Savannah, Maria, Sofia and Angelo.

He attended Manhattan College where he participated in the ROTC.

Robert worked as a computer programmer analyst in New Rochelle for 26 years he then moved to Vermont where he worked for IBM until he retired.

Robert was the life of every family function he will be missed by all who knew him.

Visitation will be at the Ballard-Durand Funeral Home, 72 East Main St. Elmsford, NY on Thursday, Sept. 18 and Friday, Sept. 19 from 2-4pm & 7-9 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Elmsford on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 10 am. Burial will follow at Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, NY.

Published in the The Journal News on Sept. 18, 2014


Picchianti, Robert Joseph [MC???? RIP] 

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

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JOBIT: Maurer, John Anthony [MC1948 RIP]


John Anthony Maurer
1923 – 2014
Merritt Island, FL

John Anthony Maurer, 91, went to be with the Lord, Friday, September 5, 2014. John was born in NY City, NY on July 8, 1923 to Joseph and Anna Maurer. He graduated from Manhattan College with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1948.

John is survived by his loving wife, Jean, of Merritt Island, and five children, Kenneth (Nancy) of Oviedo, Robert (Carol) of Moreno Valley, CA; Edward (Nancy) of Tampa; Richard (Angie) of Merritt Island and Diane of Merritt Island. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Nancy Totten of Rockledge in 2013. John is also survived by nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

John was a US Navy WWII veteran and served with honor in the Pacific Theater from 1942 to 1946. He worked for NBC, Pan Am, and Johnson Control and was very proud of his contribution to the space program.

In 1964, John was a founding member of Divine Mercy Catholic Church. He was a lifetime member of the Boy Scouts and a founding leader of Pack #333 (now #343) in Merritt Island.

John always kept up with current events and constantly read about space and technology. He remained sharp and interested in the world around him until his passing. John loved his children very much and was very proud of them and everything they accomplished. He will be missed tremendously.

A Funeral Mass will be held at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, Merritt Island, Saturday, September 20th at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers please donate, in John’s name, to your local PBS station or to Divine Mercy Catholic Church of Merritt Island.

Published in FLORIDA TODAY from Sept. 14 to Sept. 19, 2014


Maurer, John Anthony [MC1948 RIP] 

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

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JOBIT: Moore, Joseph M. [MC???? RIP]


Joseph Moore


Joseph M. Moore, 65, died on September 9, 2014 after a hard-fought battle with ALS.

He passed away peacefully at his home in New Fairfield, surrounded by his family. Born July 18, 1949 in Brooklyn, NY, to Thomas and Teresa Moore, Joe lived many years in Stuyvesant Town, Manhattan. He is an alumnus of Cardinal Hayes High School. He spent many summers at Camp Fordham, working and forming numerous lifelong friendships. Joe earned Bachelors and Masters degrees from Fordham University and Manhattan College.

He followed his passion and pursued a career in teaching. He worked in various NYC schools, including Immaculate Conception and St. Francis de Sales in Manhattan, St. Joseph By the Sea in Staten Island, and St Nicholas of Tolentine High School in the Bronx, where he spent eight happy years as teacher, assistant principal, and basketball coach, proudly leading three Tolentine teams all the way to CHSAA Championships in 1983, 1985, and 1988. Some of these students went on to national professional basketball careers. In 1990, Joe and his family relocated to New Fairfield, and Joe started a career teaching social studies at Somers Central School District in Somers, NY. Joe would remain at Somers High School until his retirement in 2011.

Joe loved life and embraced whatever opportunities came his way. Music was his passion, and he was a lifelong radio fan and supporter of local, live music. He also enjoyed taking guitar lessons for many years but, as self-proclaimed “King of the No-Talent Bums,” he dedicated himself to bringing people together through music, whether at home, in the classroom, or in his community, where he was a co-founder of Groovin’ in New Fairfield.

Nothing made Joe happier than spending time with “his girls.” This devoted husband and father leaves behind his wife of 29 years, Elizabeth “Betty” Moore (Hyde), their daughters Tara Moore and Katie Moore, and their dogs Benjy and Lexie, all of New Fairfield. Joe is also survived by his sister and her husband, Wendy and Ken Weber of North Plainfield, NJ, nephews Brian Weber and Matthew Weber, and niece Michelle (Weber) Taylor and her husband John Taylor. Joe is predeceased by his parents.

A natural teacher and a true people person, Joe was always ready with advice, stories, a friendly smile, and lots of his trademark “Dad jokes;” it’s no surprise that so many former students sought out “Mr. Moore” years (and even decades) after leaving his classroom.

Though his life was cruelly cut short by the ruthless torture that is ALS, Joe’s legacy of life, love, and music will live on, not only in his family and friends, but also in the generations of students whose lives he was so honored to have touched.

Viewing hours will be at Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury, on Monday, September 15 from 4:00-8:00 PM. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, September 16th, at 10:30 AM at St. Edward the Confessor Church, New Fairfield. In lieu of flowers, the Moore family requests donations to Regional Hospice of Western CT (, the ALS Association CT Chapter (, or a charity of your choosing, honoring Joe’s memory and spirit. The Moore family would like to express their sincere gratitude to nurse Joanne, aide Tweedy, and social worker Colleen, all from Regional Hospice, for their truly exceptional care, support, and compassion during these past six months.

Published in News Times on Sept. 12, 2014


Moore, Joseph M. [MC???? RIP]


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Dear John,

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

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: McQuillen, Kevin E. [MC1975 RIP]


Kevin E. McQuillen
Obituary | Condolences


Beloved father and uncle, Kevin E. McQuillen, 60, of Breezy Point, N.Y., formerly of Nutley, N.J., passed away on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, Queens, N.Y.

A funeral service will be celebrated at the Biondi Funeral Home of Nutley, 540 Franklin Ave., on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. Cremation will be held privately. Visitation will be on Thursday, Sept. 11, from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Friday, Sept. 12, from 4 to 8 p.m. For directions or to send online condolences, please visit

Kevin was born in Queens, N.Y. He was employed as a financial analyst for Citibank of New York City, and was previously employed as a financial analyst at Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette in New York City. Kevin was a graduate of Manhattan College, Bronx, N.Y., with a degree in accounting. He was a former member and officer of Nutley Elks Lodge No. 1290 and The Nutley Irish American Association.

Kevin is survived by his beloved children, Sean and Matthew McQuillen; his loving nieces and nephews, and his former wife, Elizabeth McQuillen. He was predeceased by his parents, Eugene McQuillen and Arlene (nee Smart) McQuillen.

Published in Star-Ledger on Sept. 10, 2014


McQuillen, Kevin E. [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McQuillen, Kevin E. [MC1975 RIP]

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JOBIT: Power, Pierce [MC1952 RIP] by Scarlata, Richard M. (MC1964)


Richard Scarlata

11:33 AM (1 hour ago)

to John

Richard Scarlata
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> Subject: R.I.P.-Pierce Power
> Some of you younger folks might not be familiar with Pierce Power(a Manhattan alum), who passed away on Sunday, but he was one of the biggest fans of Manhattan sports, especially track and field. He got me to join the Spiked Shoe Club back in 1972. We shared many good times together, including driving from NY to Richmond in 1977 to watch Sam Summerville win the 800 at the USA-Soviet Junior meet. He was one of the really good guys.
> Visitation will be today, Tuesday, September 9, at the Coster Hepner Funeral Home in Cutchogue, Long Island. The hours are 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, September 10, at 12:30pm at Our Lady of Ostrabama Catholic Church on Depot Lane in Cutchogue.

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Power, Pierce [MC1952 RIP]

Scarlata, Richard M. (MC1964) 

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

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JOBIT: Renehan, Robert J. [MC1973 RIP]


Robert Renehan, 63
By Staten Island Advance
on September 03, 2014 at 7:22 PM, updated September 03, 2014 at 8:55 PM

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Robert J. Renehan, 63, of Manhattan, formerly of Sunnyside, former chief attorney of Richmond County Surrogate Court and an educator and author who will be remembered for his knowledge, generous spirit and kind demeanor, died Tuesday in Lenox Hill Hospital, Manhattan.

Born and raised in Paramus, N.J., he graduated from Paramus Catholic High School.

Mr. Renehan earned his bachelor’s degree in government, summa cum laude, from Manhattan College, the Bronx. He received his juris doctor degree from St. John’s School of Law in Queens.

In 1977, he was admitted to the bar and began working at Lawyers Cooperative Publishing in Rochester, N.Y. In 1979, he moved to Sunnyside and began his 35-year career in Surrogate Court, St. George.

“Bob was a gentleman who served four surrogates, including myself. His institutional knowledge of the Surrogate Court was unsurpassed. Staten Island has lost a good man,” said the Hon. Robert J. Gigante, Richmond County Surrogate.

Mr. Renehan also taught business law at the College of Staten Island, Willowbrook, and lectured at the Richmond County Bar Association and many civic associations on the Island. His work on probate proceedings had been published in the proceedings of the New York State Bar Association Continuing Education Program.

He was a member of the Richmond County Bar Association.

“Mr. Renehan represented all that was good and genuine in today’s society. His contribution to the Surrogate Court of Richmond County, as well as his person, will be sorely missed,” said Ronald M. Cerrachio, chief clerk of Surrogate Court.

Mr. Renehan enjoyed reading and was especially interested in history and the law. He was a loving uncle to his niece and nephews, godfather to his godson, and was close to his cousins.

He is survived by his brother, John.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements, including burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, N.Y., are being handled by the Redden Funeral Home, Manhattan.


Renehan, Robert J. [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

I believe that Robert is a member of the Class of 1973.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Renehan, Robert J. [MC1973 RIP]

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

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JOBIT: O’Hara, John [MC1966 RIP]


John O’Hara
AGE: 69 • Nanuet

John O’Hara passed away peacefully on September 1, 2014 surrounded by his family. Born in New York City on December 19, 1944 to Ellen (Kelly) and John O’Hara, John spent the early years of his life attending Good Shepherd School in the Inwood section of Manhattan where he made many of his lifelong friends. John graduated from Manhattan College in 1966 with a BS in Chemistry. He spent 40 plus years in the IT industry in sales and consulting. Most of that time was spent at IBM, as well as his own IT professional firm and American Catholic TV, of which he was most proud.

John married Mary Borger on August 3, 1968 and they became the proud parents of Eileen, Billy, Michael, Brian, Christopher and Marie. John devoted many years to local youth sports including the Nanuet Little League, Pop Warner Football, and Nanuet Black and Gold Club. He was recently active as a volunteer for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Cancer Hope Network. He also enjoyed his membership in the Rockland Grasshopper Golf Club and the Knights of Columbus 4565.

John’s family was the center of his life. He was a devoted son, a loyal brother, a committed Dad and a loving husband, always lending support and understanding.

His cherished grandchildren, Matthew, John and Grace Olivieri, Vincent, Liam and Daniel O’Hara, Jack, Mairead, Ellen and Will O’Hara, Christopher, Kieran and Teagan O’Hara and Claire Calnon were his special gifts.

John will always be remembered for his great sense of humor, his quick wit, and his welcoming arms – to know him was to call him a friend. He was an inspiration to all who knew him. His never-ending strength and bravery shined through as he welcomed every day with his larger than life smile. He leaves behind a trail of positivity that will remain as an example for all those he touched.

John is survived by his loving wife, Mary, his children, Eileen and Jerome Olivieri of New City, William and Truly O’Hara of Goshen, Michael and Kathryn O’Hara of Cold Spring, Brian and Dulcie O’Hara of Ossining, Christopher and Heather O’Hara of Hoboken, and Marie and Gregory Calnon of Chappaqua, his brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Doris O’Hara of Malibu California, his sister-in-law Patricia Donnelly of Spring Valley, his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Kathleen and Bill Nolan of Pine Island, his nieces and nephews, Edward and Melissa Donnelly, Jeanne and Steve Hanley, John and Stacy Donnelly, Thomas and Laura Donnelly, Raymond and Kristina Donnelly, Meghan and Marc Kokosa, Mary and Alec Vanacore, Billy Nolan, Jill Nolan and Patrick Nolan, Mariah and Matthew Leavitt and John O’Hara. He also shared many years of friendship with the Shea family of West Nyack.

Calling hours will be Wednesday, September 3 from 4 – 8pm and Thursday, September 4 from 4 – 8pm at the Joseph W. Sorce F.H. Inc. in West Nyack, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, September 5 at 10:00am at St. Anthony’s Church in Nanuet. Interment will follow at St. Anthony’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Hudson Valley or United Hospice of Rockland, who supported John through the final phase of his life with friendship, loving care and spiritual guidance. 

Funeral Home
Joseph W Sorce Funeral Home Inc
728 W Nyack Rd West Nyack, NY 10994
(845) 358-4433

Published in the The Journal News on Sept. 3, 2014


O’Hara, John [MC1966 RIP] 


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

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