Category Archives: JOBIT

JOBIT: Flynn, John Lawrence [MC???? RIP]


John Lawrence Flynn
Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 12:30 am

John Lawrence Flynn was the only child of John Maurice Flynn and Elizabeth Perry Flynn. He was born August 2, 1931 in Hudson, NY, and lived most of his life in the Hudson area. John passed away on March 12, 2015.

John attended St. Mary’s Academy in Hudson, and graduated in 1948. From there he went on to Manhattan College in the Bronx, NY, and graduated with a degree in engineering. He attended Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, on an Atomic Energy Program scholarship. He earned a MS in Industrial Hygiene.

He worked in the Nuclear Submarine Program on the Nautilus and Sea Wolfe submarines, receiving recognition for his work in this program from President Richard Nixon. He also participated in several projects for the Nuclear Protection Program, some of which were at GE, Schenectady, NY.

John returned to Hudson as a self employed consulting engineer, and did this until his retirement. John was an avid reader, and loved all kinds of music. He leaves a large library of books, magazines and cd’s. He was an accomplished wood worker, and used his extensive collection of wood working tools.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Nikki (Nicolien E.) and Steven Needham of West Ghent, NY, and their dogs and cats he loved to have around him. John will be cremated and buried in the Hudson cemetery at the convenience of the family. Donations in his memory can be made to Community Hospice, 47 Liberty St., Catskill, NY 12414. Arrangements under the direction of M. Grimaldi Funeral Home.


Flynn, John Lawrence [MC???? RIP] 

Guestbook: None cited. Funeral home doesn’t have a web site.

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JOBIT: Thorley, Robert Winston [MC1973 RIP]


Posted Mar. 28, 2015 at 2:00 AM
July 11, 1940 – March 25, 2015
Blooming Grove, NY

Robert Winston Thorley, 74 of Blooming Grove, NY, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown, NY after a long battle with cancer.

Robert was born July 11, 1940 in Damascus, PA, the son of Leslie W. Thorley and Edna (Barnes) Thorley. At an early age, he moved to Red Hook, NY – his hometown. After graduating from Red Hook Central High School, he continued his education at the State University College at Buffalo and later at Manhattan College where he received an M.A.

He began his teaching career at East Ramapo Central Schools in Spring Valley, NY and later taught at Minisink Valley Middle School in Slate Hill, NY. He retired from there in 2001. In retirement he enjoyed traveling and spending summers at his house in South Orleans on Cape Cod.

He is survived by his wife, Marion H. (Hershey) Thorley, to whom he was married for over 50 years.

He is survived by his sons: Charles A. “Chad” Thorley and wife, Christina of Silver Spring, MD and Mark R. Thorley of Boston, MA; brother, Brooke Thorley and wife, Beatrice of Marstons Mills, MA; sister, Barbara Olson and husband, David of Westlake, OR; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his sister, Patricia Hart and brothers: Kenneth, Colin, and Roger Thorley.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 29th at the Donovan Funeral Home, 82 South Church Street, Goshen, NY. The funeral will be held 11 a.m. on Monday, March 30th at St. James’ Episcopal Church, 1 St. James Place, Goshen, NY with Father Carl Lunden officiating. Burial will be in St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Cemetery, Barrytown, NY at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. James’ Episcopal Church, 1 St. James Pl., Goshen, NY 10924.

Arrangements under the care of the Donovan Funeral Home, Goshen; to leave the family a personal condolence please visit


Thorley, Robert Winston [MC???? RIP] 

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Dear John,

I believe that Robert received his Masters in 1973.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Thorley, Robert Winston [MC1973 RIP] 

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

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JOBIT: Wall, Joseph M. Sr. [MC1949 RIP]


Obituary for Joseph M. Wall

Joseph M. Wall, Sr., 87, of Sanibel Island, FL and longtime resident of Milford, CT passed away suddenly but peacefully on Tuesday, March 17th. He was the beloved husband of the late Jean Marie Wall (Whalen) to whom he was married for forty four years. Born on February 25th, 1928 in Bridgeport, CT, he was the son of the late John Sr. and Marguerite (McGarry) Wall.

Mr. Wall was an enthusiastic teacher for the Fairfield Board of Education for 35 years (Grasmere School, Sherman School, Oldfield School and Tomlinson Junior High) and was an Educational Lecturer at Fairfield University before retiring in 1985. Mr. Wall loved to learn and his degrees included a BS in physical education from Manhattan College, a BS in elementary education from New Haven State Teachers College, and an MS in Education from Fairfield University.

Joe served as a volunteer fireman for 15 years in Milford, CT and was captain until 1985. He also served as a lifeguard for many years at the Fairfield beaches and later became the waterfront director. Joe also had a passion for photography and loved to practice his skills at National Parks, F1 races and weddings. In his retirement on Sanibel Island with his wife Jean, Mr. Wall enjoyed the beautiful beaches, sunsets and sanctuaries that the island offers. When not entertaining visiting family, Joe continued to work at Huxters until last year.

Mr. Wall also served in the Army in the Korean War and the Army Reserves.

Mr. Wall was predeceased by his brother John Jr. and sister Margie. He is survived by his children and their spouses Mary and Arthur Corker of Easley, SC, Joseph Wall Jr. and Debra Andrews of Milford, CT, Ellen Wall of Milford, CT, David and Marianne Wall of Northford, CT, Noreen Wall of Chaplin, CT, Patrick Wall of Waterloo, SC and Robert and Pamela Wall of Medfield, MA. He was the beloved grandfather to Raymond, Chris (fiancé Kim Kliger) and Thomas Choma and Grace and Jerry Caplan all of CT and Julia Wall of Medfield, MA. He is also survived by many nephews, nieces and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, March 26th at 10:30 AM at St. Mary Church 70 Gulf St., Milford. CT 06460. Interment will follow at King’s Highway Cemetery, Milford. Family and friends may call on Wednesday, March 25th from 5 to 8 pm at the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad Street, Milford, CT 06460 to celebrate his life and share some good stories. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to F.I.S.H. (Friends In Service Here) at 1630-B Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957.


Wall, Joseph M. Sr. [MC???? RIP]


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Dear John,

I believe that Joseph is a member of the Class of 1949.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Wall, Joseph M. Sr. [MC1949 RIP]

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

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JOBIT: Musial, Bart Ben [MC1980 RIP]


Bart Ben Musial M.D.

MUSIAL – Bart Ben, MD, son of the late Gene and Irene Musial. Loving father to Nicholas, Derek, and Kaitlyn, and devoted husband to Debra Musial, passed away this Monday the 23rd of March 2015.

Since he was five years old, Bart knew he wanted to be a healer. Beginning with his acceptance into Regis High School he went on to graduate from Manhattan College and then the University of New York, Downstate Medical Center. He did his residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Rutgers and his fellowship at the University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital. He lived out his childhood dream of becoming a doctor as an Invasive Cardiologist as a Partner at Cardiology Associates of Fort Lauderdale for 23 years until he began to falter in his extensive battle with Pancreatic Cancer.

Bart Musial was cherished by his family, friends and patients just as he cherished them. His battle was long but he fought with poise and dignity until the end. He will be sorely missed.

If you wish to pay your respects, in lieu of flowers, please make a donation towards pancreatic research through the American Cancer Society or cardiovascular research at Holy Cross Hospital. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 28, 2015 at St. Coleman’s Church, 1200 S. Federal Highway Pompano Beach, FL 33062 at 2 PM. http://www.baird-casefh.comPublished in Newsday on Mar. 25, 2015


Musial, Bart Ben [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

          I believe that Bart is a member of the Class of 1980.

              May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Musial, Bart Ben [MC1980 RIP]

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

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JOBIT: Tartow, Joyce H. [MC1987 RIP]


Joyce H. Tartow

Joyce H. Tartow, 77, of Bluffton, SC and formerly of New York died Friday, March 20, 2015 at Coastal Carolina Medical Center.

Mrs. Tartow was born on August 15, 1937 in Manhattan, New York, the daughter of the late Jack and Sadie S. Cohen. She received her formal education from Hunter College and ultimately Manhattan College, where she earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration.

She was a longtime teacher with the public school system of New York and subsequently was an adjunct teacher at Mercy College. She retired to Sun City-Hilton Head, SC where she was very active within the community. She participated with the bocce team, the bowling league, and enjoyed playing mahjong, samba, and canasta. She was also an avid gardener. She was a teacher for the driver’s safety program at Sun City and was recognized as Teacher of the Year for two years in a row. She was the founder of Wheels and Meals and was a finalist for the Jefferson Award for her community service. She was also recognized by WSAV in Savannah for her community efforts.

Mrs. Tartow is survived by her daughters, Ina Segnit (George) of Milton, NY and Robin Tartow of Seattle, WA; son, Randy Tartow (Colleen) of Boston, MA; sister, Lila Mait of Charlottesville, VA; brother, Ronald Cohen of Toronto; grandchildren, Jackson Segnit and Sam Tartow; several nieces and nephews and a host of extended family. She was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Col. Martin B. Mait.

A visitation was held Monday, March 23, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon with the funeral service beginning at 12:00 noon at Sauls Funeral Home, 90 Simmonsville Road, Bluffton, SC 29910. Burial followed the service at Six Oaks Cemetery, Sea Pines, Hilton Head, SC. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the World Wildlife Fund, or to your local humane society.

Funeral Home
Sauls Funeral Home
90 Simmonsville Road
Bluffton, SC 29910

Published in The Island Packet from Mar. 24 to Apr. 24, 2015


Tartow, Joyce H. [MC???? RIP] 


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Dear John,

I believe that Joyce received her Masters in 1987.

May She Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Tartow, Joyce H. [MC1987 RIP]

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

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JOBIT: Sheehan, Richard T. [MC???? RIP]


Richard T. Sheehan
February 16, 1942 – March 20, 2015
Posted: Monday, March 23, 2015 3:36 pm

WILLSBORO – Richard T. Sheehan, 73, of Club Drive, Willsboro, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 20, 2015 at his home with his loving family by his side.

Richard was born in the Inwood section of Manhattan, N.Y., on Feb. 16, 1942. He was the son of the late Gerald and Anne (Farrell) Sheehan.

Richard served in the US Army and attended Manhattan College. He was a District Manager with AT&T for over 30 years. He worked in various locations, some of which included NYC, N.J. and Va. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret “Peg”; children, Jennifer Royle (Richard), Deborah Cilea (Jeff), Michele Serkin (Jason), Pamela Joyce (Mark), and Connor; brother, Gerald and Ronnie McCluskey; grandchildren, Meghan, Alison and Aaron Royle, Quinn and Vaughn Cilea, Evan and Phoebe Serkin, and Sean and Lindsey Joyce; the Varian’s, mother-in-law, Maureen; sisters-in-law, Jean, Theresa, Patricia, and Catherine; his brothers-in-law, Charles and Timothy. He is also survived by his former wife, Yvonne Sheehan.

For someone who grew up in NYC, Richard loved to garden. His vegetable gardens were a “site for sore eyes”. Everyone looked forward to whatever he grew, and he enjoyed making new recipes with the vegetables. He loved to ride the John Deere tractor around the property. He was an avid NY Yankees and NY Giants fan. Richard loved to travel. Going on another cruise or taking a vacation were things he loved to do. But, the thing he loved the most, was when the whole family came up for July 4th weekend, and all the while swimming in the lake, kayaking, and having a barbeque with all of his children and grandchildren, meant the most to him.

Calling hours will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at the St. Philip of Jesus Church in Willsboro with Rev. Raymond J. Moreau, parish priest, celebrating. Burial will be held later in the spring in the Calvary Cemetery in Willsboro.

Donations in the memory of Richard Sheehan may be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, P.O. Box 5028, Hagerstown, MD. 21741-9901, or St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN. 38105.

Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru, 643-9055.

To light an online candle and offer condolences in the memory of Richard Sheehan please visit


Sheehan, Richard T. [MC???? RIP]


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Dear John,

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

                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: Gallagher, Daniel D. [MC1949 RIP]



GALLAGHER, Daniel D. Esq. Capt. USN (Ret.) Of West Roxbury, formerly of South Boston and Bonita Springs, FL.

Father to Ellenmarie Rhone and husband Kevin of Westwood, Daniel Gallagher Jr. and wife Margaret of Laguna Beach, CA, Pam Gallagher of Cotuit, and Patrick Gallagher and wife Theresa of Providence, RI. Grandfather to Brian and Matthew Rhone, Jennifer Cravedi, and Ryan Gallagher. Brother to Joseph Gallagher of Louisville, KY and Arthur Gallagher of River Edge, NJ. Also survived by a large Gallagher clan. Predeceased by his wife, Gail Woods Gallagher and eight brothers and sisters.

Funeral from the Robert J. Lawler & Crosby Funeral Home, 1803 Centre St., WEST ROXBURY, on Wednesday, March 25, at 9:00 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Theresa of Avila Church at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours in the Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 24, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Interment will be private.

Proud graduate of Manhattan College, Boston University, and Boston College Law School. An attorney in private practice in South Boston for many years, Dan was a former partner in the law firm Maloney, Gallagher and Kirk.

Prior to his law career he was a sports editor for the Boston Globe.

The Navy was an important part of Dan’s life. Promoted to Captain in 1973, he was commanding officer of two Naval Reserve Companies.

Dan was actively involved in his communities including President of the MA Bay Navy League, Past President of the New England Chapter of the USO and as a Board Member and fund raiser for the South Boston Community Health Center.

In lieu of flowers donations in Dan’s memory can be made to the South Boston Community Health Center, 409 West Broadway, South Boston, MA 02127 or online at 

Lawler & Crosby Funeral Home (617) 323-5600

Published in The Boston Globe from Mar. 23 to Mar. 24, 2015


Gallagher, Daniel D. [MC???? RIP]

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Reporter : Bob O’Connor ’53
What did you find?: Dan Gallagher obit in today; Boston Globe.
Pretty sure he is class of ‘1949

O’Connor, Bob (MC1953)

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Dear John,

I believe that Daniel is a member if the Class of 1949.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Gallagher, Daniel D. [MC1949 RIP]

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

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