Category Archives: JOBIT

JOBIT: Miller, William J. [MC1948 RIP] on 2015-May-20


A short while ago this evening John Nason shared some very sad news. William J. Miller (Bill), a friend to several of us, was called home unexpectedly of Congestive Heart Failure. Mr. Miller of Pearl River, NY, Rockland County, a respected and loved Member/Fellow Jasper of our Manhattan College Community was a Graduate of the Class of 1948. He was an ardent supporter of Track and Field sports with a particular love and interest in High School Track. For some 50 years, Bill, was a Freelance Writer/Stringer for the New York Times covering High School Track. Some have justifiably said he probably put High School Track Sports coverage on the Map. Bill was inducted into the Manhattan College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2004. Bill is survived by his children Thad, Chris, Timothy, Tracy and Alethe.

Visitation will be Friday, May 22, 2015, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the Wyman Fisher Funeral Home, 100 Franklin Street, Pearl River, N.Y., (845)-735-2161. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2015, 10:00 AM, At St. Aedan Roman Catholic Church, Pearl River, N.Y. The Family have asked that, if you wish, in lieu of Flowers, a donation may be made to St. Jude Hospital For Children, Memphis, Tennessee. Please keep Bill and his Family in your orayers as the Family mourn the loss of their loved one. Bill will be missed by many. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 


Miller, William J. [MC1948 RIP]

Guestbook: None

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William J. Miller
(June 19, 1923 – May 20, 2015)

William J. Miller died on May 20, 2015, at the age of 91, surrounded by his loved ones. His smile, zest for life, and gift of storytelling will be missed by all who knew him.

Born on June 19, 1923, in New York City to Alexander and Sara Miller, Bill graduated from Manhattan College with a BA in History. He served as a corporal in the U.S. Army Air Corps, 13th Air Force, from 1943 to 1945 in New Guinea, then at the end of World War II under General Douglas MacArthur at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, and ultimately as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force Reserves. On February 19, 1949, he married Joan Gibson at Sacred Heart in the Bronx. Bill lived in Pearl River, NY for the past 62 years and was an active parishioner at St. Aedan Catholic Church.

Mr. Miller owned a medical publishing company and was a sports journalist for the New York Times for 60 years. Among his many publications, his Dialogues in Pediatric Urology earned recognition from the Society for Pediatric Urology. His passion was track and field, for which he received numerous accolades, notably, the Penn Relays Jesse Abramson Award and the NYC Armory’s Stan Saplin Sports Media Award; additionally Hall of Fame inductions for Catholic High Schools Sports, Manhattan College Athletics, and just this week into the Rockland County Track & Field.

He is the loving father of Thad (Maryellyn) of Houston TX, Chris (Ray Reyes) of Jersey City NJ, Timothy (Tom) of Pearl River NY, Terence (Joan Kelly) of Milwaukee WI, Alithe (Tom) Thompson of Highland Mills NY, and Tracey (Chris Zamberlan) Miller of Chevy Chase MD. He is the dear grandfather of Thaddeus (Britt), Cameron, Matthew, Tyler, Ali, Gabriela, Quinn, Aidan, Magdalena, and Fiona; and the great-grandfather of Zadie. He was preceded in death by his wife who died in 1993. He will be fondly remembered by his sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, and cherished friends.

Bill’s life will be celebrated at the Wyman-Fisher Funeral Home in Pearl River from 4-8pm on Friday, May 22. The funeral Mass will be at St. Aedan’s in Pearl River at 10am on Saturday, May 23, followed by interment at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne NY. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill’s memory can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,


Miller, William J. [MC1948 RIP]


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JOBIT: DelBello, Alfred [MC1956 RIP] on 2015-May-15


Al DelBello, First Democratic County Executive, Passes Away at 80
DelBello was elected Westchester County Executive three times in the 1970s and ’80s.
By Alfred Branch (Patch Staff)
May 16, 2015

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Alfred DelBello, Westchester’s first Democratic County Executive, passed away Friday at the age of 80.

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Mr Del Bello was born on Nov. 3, 1934 in Yonkers. He graduated from Halsted School and, in 1956, from Manhattan College, with majors in economics and political science. He received his law degree from Fordham University Law School and entered private practice after a brief tour with the National Guard. Mr. Del Bello’s political career started as councilman in Yonkers, before he became mayor of Yonkers in 1970.

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DelBello, Alfred [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: None reported

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Dear John,

I believe that Alfred is a member of the Class of 1956

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

DelBello, Alfred [MC1956 RIP]

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

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JOBIT: Stack, John J. [MC1942 RIP] on 2015-May-11


John J. Stack

John J. Stack died peacefully on May 11, 2015. He was the eldest son of Dr. John Henry Stack and Kathryn Farley Stack. He was born on March 8, 1920. He graduated from Christian Brothers Academy as Valedictorian in 1938. He then went on to Manhattan College and subsequently St. Bernard’s Seminary in Rochester, NY. He graduated as a priest from St. Bernard’s Seminary in 1945 and said his first Mass at his home parish, Most Holy Rosary Church, in Syracuse, NY. He was a priest for 25 years. He served as a priest in Utica, NY and Binghamton, NY. He was also the Chaplain at Marcy State Hospital. John left the priesthood in 1972 where he subsequently married his wife, Thelma Deneff who predeceased him in 2005. After he married, John moved to Staten Island with his family, where he was the Associate Director of Arthur Kill Prison for many years. He was devoted to his church, Our Lady of the Star of the Sea, where he served as Deacon.

John was passionate about social issues. He worked for the poor and underserved all of his life. He collaborated with Father Daniel Berrigan to end the war in Vietnam in the 1960s. John loved his family and golf. It was said by his friends that they never moved John from parish to parish but rather from golf course to golf course. He will be remembered as a man of character and purpose.

Besides his wife, Thelma, and his parents, John was predeceased by his brother, Dr. Robert Stack and his stepdaughter, Susan Deneff. He is survived by his brother, Dr. William F. Stack; his stepsons, Daniel (Sue) Deneff and Michael (Mary) Deneff and his stepdaughter, Roxanne (Nick) Brunsman; his grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

His family would like to thank all of the staff at the Nottingham for all of their wonderful and compassionate care of Jack over the past few years.

Funeral from the John Vincent Scalia Home for Funerals, Inc., 28 Eltingville Blvd. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 15, 2015 at The Most Holy Rosary Church located at 111 Roberts Avenue, Syracuse, New York. Interment will be on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 11 a.m. in Resurrection Cemetery, Staten Island, NY.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 15, 2015, at The Most Holy Rosary Church, 111 Roberts Avenue, Syracuse, New York.

Funeral Home
John Vincent Scalia Home for Funerals, Inc.
28 Eltingville Boulevard Staten Island, NY 10312
(800) 727-0700

Published in Syracuse Post Standard from May 13 to May 14, 2015


Stack, John J. [MCattendee RIP] 


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Dear John,

Despite the wording of the Obituary, I find that John is listed
as a member of the Class of 1942 in our Directories.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Corrected!]

Stack, John J. [MC1942 RIP] 

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

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JOBIT: Mawn, Sr. Thecla [MC1968 RIP] on 2015-May-13


Sr. Thecla Mawn OP

Sr. Thecla Mawn, formerly Margaret Mawn, a member of the Sisters of St. Dominic of Blauvelt, New York for the past 69 years, died on May 13, 2015 in St. Martin de Porres Community. Sister was 86 years of age.

Sr. Thecla was born to John Mawn and Annie McGovern Mawn on October 16, 1928 in the Bronx. She entered the Sisters of St. Dominic on September 12, 1946 from St. Luke’s Parish, Bronx, NY. Sr. Thecla received the Dominican habit on September 2, 1947, professed first vows on September 3, 1948, and final vows on September 5, 1951.

Sister held the BA in Education from Catholic Teachers College, Rhode Island and the MA in Guidance, and Counseling from Manhattan College, NY.

Sr. Thecla’s many years of active ministry included: Holy Spirit School, Bronx, NY, 1949 -54; St. Pius School, Providence, R.I., 1954-61; St. Anselm’s School, Bronx, NY, 1961-66; Holy Cross School, NY, 1966-67, and St. Paul’s School, Daytona Beach Florida, Principal, 1967-70. Sister served the Diocese of Orlando as Director of Elementary Education, 1970-72, as well as the Blauvelt Congregation as Director of Ministry, 1972-75, Social Concerns Coordinator, 1975-79, and Secretary General 1979-87. Sister ministered in St. Dominic’s Home, Blauvelt, NY as Assistant Director of Employee Relations, 1987-2002 and Human Resource Specialist 2002-2013.

In addition to her religious congregation, Sr. Thecla is survived by her nephews Michael and Sean McSherry, and James Mawn and her nieces Peggy Martino, Susan McSherry and Patricia Mawn-Alley.

She was predeceased by her sister Anne and her brothers John and James Mawn.

Relatives and friends can attend services at: St. Dominic’s Convent, 496 Western Highway, Blauvelt, New York. Wake: Friday, May 15, 2015 3 – 7 PM, evening prayer: Friday, 6 PM. Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, May 16, 2015, 10:30 AM. Burial: immediately following in St. Dominic’s Convent Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sisters of St. Dominic, Blauvelt, New York.

Funeral Home
Hannemann Funeral Home Inc
88 S Broadway Nyack, NY 10960
(845) 358-0573

Published in the The Journal News on May 14, 2015


Mawn, Sr. Thecla [MC???? RIP] 


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Dear John,

I believe that Sister is a member of the Class of 1968.

May She Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Mawn, Sr. Thecla [MC1968 RIP] 

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

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JOBIT: Forner, John F. Jr. [MC1943 RIP] on 2015-May-11



John F. Forner, Jr.
(October 15, 1921 – May 11, 2015)

Bonita Springs, FL – John F. Forner, Jr., a longtime resident of Menands and the Capital District, passed away on Monday, May 11, 2015 at his home in Bonita Springs in Florida.

He is the beloved husband of Nancy Smith Forner; father of John (Karen) Forner, III of Menands, Christine Tafralian of Altadena, CA, Dr. Leonard (Cathy) Forner of Simsbury, CT, Peter (Gladys) Forner of Harlem, GA, Bonnie (Paul) Reuscher of Spencerport, NY, Frederick Fleitz of Oswego, NY and Wendy Fleitz of Latham; also survived by 14 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Mr. Forner was for many years a practicing attorney in the city of Albany. He was a graduate of Christian Brothers Academy, Class of 1939, where he has been for many years the oldest living ex-Cadet Colonel of the CBA Regiment. He was a graduate of Manhattan College in NYC where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in January of 1943 and in January of 1948, he graduated from Albany Law School where he received his LLB, JD degree with honors.

In 1942, Mr. Forner enlisted in the US Army and was called to active duty in January 1943. He spent 27 months overseas in an ordnance and then in an engineering outfit in the 3rd Corps of the First Army in all of its campaigns from Normandy to Central Europe. On his campaign ribbons, he was entitled to wear five battle stars. He served honorably until his discharge in November of 1945.

After passing the NYS Bar exam in March of 1948, Mr. Forner was admitted to the Bar and served two years as an attorney in the NYS Tax Department. In January of 1951, he joined the Albany law firm of Hon. Ellis J. Staley, Jr. and Hon. William K. Stanford and remained in the firm as a partner until the end of 1973.

In his public life, Mr. Forner served as Police Justice in the Village of Menands from 1948 until 1960; as Mayor of Menands from 1960 to 1975; as a legal aide in the NYS Senate from 1951 until 1954, when he became associated in the NYS Assembly with then Assemblyman Malcolm Wilson. He served as Wilson’s personal counsel in the Assembly until 1958. When Mr. Wilson became Lieutenant Governor in January of 1959, Mr. Forner stayed with him as counsel until 1973 when Mr. Wilson was elevated to Governor of the State of New York upon the resignation of Gov. Nelson Rockefeller. Mr. Forner served Governor Wilson during his two years as Governor and served Attorney General Louis Leftkowitz as an Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Real Property Bureau from 1975 until his retirement from state service at the end of 1976.

He then returned to private practice in Albany until his full retirement in 1987. He became a resident of Lake George in 1994 until selling his Lake George residence in 2003.

During his career, Mr. Forner also served as an original member and chairman of the Capital District State Park Commission from 1966 until 1975; as an original member of the Albany County Sewer Commission from its inception until 1994; as a member of the Character Committee of the Third Department of the NYS Bar for a number of years until his retirement from active practice.

He also has been a member of the Albany County Bar and NYS Bar Associations, a life member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He has been a communicant of St. Joan of Arc Church in Menands since his family moved to Menands in 1927.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass at St. Joan of Arc Church in Menands at a time and date to be announced. Interment with Military Honors will be in Saratoga National Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, Mr. Forner had requested that donations be made to St. Joan of Arc Building Fund or the Christian Brothers Academy Development Fund.


Forner, John F. Jr. [MC1943 RIP] 


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JOBIT: Cox, James Steven [MC1966 RIP] on 2015-May-08


James Steven Cox, 70, of Hidden Valley
Posted: Friday, May 8, 2015 8:52 pm

James Steven Cox, 70, of Hidden Valley, Pa., died May 8, 2015 at his home. Born June 6, 1944, in West Newton, Massachusetts, the son of James Steven and Florence (Moore) Cox.

Preceded in death by parents. Survived by the former Janice Kachmarsky, to whom he was married 47 years; children: James S. Cox and wife Holly, Catherine Cox, all of Pittsburgh; Michael Cox and wife Courtney of Orange County, California; grandchildren, James S. and Eleanor Cox; sister, Carol Houston and husband Barney of New Jersey. James is a graduate of Pius High School and Manhattan College.


[JR: Behind a paywall. Hope to learn more.]  

Cox, James Steven [MC???? RIP] 

Guestbook: None

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Dear John,

            I believe that James is a member of the Class of 1966.

                  May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Cox, James Steven [MC1966 RIP] 

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

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JOBIT: Nowatzki, Edward Alexander [MC1962 RIP] on 2015-May-04


Edward Alexander Nowatzki

On the morning of May 4, 2015, Edward Alexander Nowatzki passed away peacefully at Santa Catalina Villas in Tucson, Arizona after a three month long battle with cancer. Ed was 79 years old.

Ed Nowatzki was born in the Bronx, New York on February 23, 1936. He was the second child, and only son, of his Polish immigrant parents, Marianna and Frank Nowatzki. While growing up, he and his family attended Blessed Sacrament Church where Ed also went to school and served as an altar boy for several years.

After studying at Cathedral Preparatory High School and Cathedral College in New York, Ed went on to Manhattan College where he met his wife of 50 plus years, Patricia Ann Nowatzki. They married in 1962 and journeyed to Tucson, Arizona where Ed went on to obtain his graduate degree and PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Arizona.

Ed made significant contributions to the Civil Engineering programs at both the UofA and Cal Poly State University, while remaining abreast of current trends through simultaneous service as a private sector consultant. Ed touched the careers and lives of literally thousands of students and practitioners.

Along the way, he held many positions and achieved many awards including Civil Engineer of the Year in 1998 from the ASCE Southern Branch as well as State of Arizona Engineer of the Year in 2007 from the Arizona Society of Professional Engineers.

Ed is survived by his wife, Patricia Nowatzki; his sister, Rita Nowatzki, SC and his children, Christopher (Amy), Eileen, Thomas and Joseph (Susan) and grandchildren, Taylor and Tanner.

A Wake will be held at ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Avalon Chapel, 8090 N. Northern Ave. in Tucson on Friday, May 8, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. with the Holy Rosary recited at 5:00 p.m. Cemetery Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Holy Hope Cemetery, 3555 N. Oracle Rd. in Tucson. Mass will follow at 4:00 p.m. at Holy Family Church, 338 W. University Blvd. in Tucson. Celebrate Ed’s life with us afterwards at BJ’s Restaurant at 4270 N. Oracle Rd. in Tucson anytime between 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent on behalf of Edward to the St. Vincent De Paul Society, 820 S. 6th Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701 and/or to the Neuro-Oncology Fund, in memory of Charlie James Savarese, at Children’s Hospital of Chicago, 225 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611.

Published in the Arizona Daily Star on May 6, 2015


Nowatzki, Edward Alexander [MC???? RIP] 

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

I believe that Edward is a member of the Class of 1962.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.] 

Nowatzki, Edward Alexander [MC1962 RIP] 

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

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