JNEWS: Martinez, Eleuterio J. [MC???? RIP] remembered



The past 100 years, Nov. 22, 2015

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Nov. 22, 1965: Santa Fe Postmaster Eleuterio J. Martinez has been a resident of this city all his life.

He was born Sept. 22, 1906, in Santa Fe, the son of the late Florencio Martinez and Marina Rael Martinez.

On completion of his high school education, Martinez entered the teaching profession. He taught in elementary and high schools in New Mexico, Texas and Louisiana. He completed his college education at Loyola University of the South in New Orleans, La., and at Manhattan College, New York.

In 1932 Martinez returned to Santa Fe, taught for another year and was appointed county clerk.

He married the then Miss Frances Ortiz, a school teacher. They are the parents of 10 children.

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Martinez, Eleuterio J. [MC???? RIP]

[JR: I assume that he’d be 109 that he’s passed. If not, I’d like someone to interview him about Alma Mater back in the day.]  

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Good Evening All,

From Jasper Jottings, We share a remembrance of Fellow Jasper, Eleuterio J. Martinez of Santa Fe New Mexico and a resident of Santa Fe. He was born on September 22, 1906 which puts him at the young age of 109. As John Reinke says, it would be nice to interview him about back in the day at Manhattan. We do not know if he is still living and in Santa Fe but I will look into it. A prayer in remembering Mr. Martinez is appreciated. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JOY: Lantier, Ward [MC????] celebrates 50th Anniversary



Ward and Margaret Lantier celebrate 50th anniversary
Posted: 11/20/15, 6:13 PM PST | Updated: 8 hrs ago

Ward and Margaret Lantier of Redlands celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 23.

Ward and Margaret met in San Antonio, Texas, while both were serving in the U.S. Air Force. They were married Oct. 23, 1965, in the chapel of the Air Force hospital at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.

They have lived in Redlands since July 1977.

They have one son, John, who lives with his wife, Cindy, in Whittier.

Ward was born and raised in New York City. He received degrees in electrical engineering and management from Manhattan College, the Air Force Institute of Technology and the University of Redlands.

While in the Air Force, he worked in electronics maintenance, intelligence and development of missile and space systems.

He retired from the Air Force as a lieutenant colonel and subsequently worked on space and ballistic missile systems with Rockwell International and with TRW.

Margaret was born in West Virginia and grew up in England. She received her training as a nurse at the London Hospital School of Nursing. After graduation from nurse’s training, she moved with her parents to Canada and then to the United States.

She worked as a nurse in private medical practice and in hospital nursing in Canada and with the Veterans Administration in West Virginia and New York.

She served in the Air Force as a nurse in orthopedics and intensive care in the Philippines and in several hospitals in the United States.

She left active duty as a captain when the couple’s son, John, was born.

Ward and Margaret have enjoyed traveling in England, Italy, the Holy Land, Egypt, Australia and as much of the United States as time has permitted. Margaret has also traveled to many places in Asia and to Greece, France and Alaska.

Ward and Margaret are continuing the celebration of their golden wedding anniversary with their 10th trip to Hawaii.

Source: Ward and Margaret Lantier

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Lantier, Ward [MC????]

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POSITRACTION: Trooper raised $480K forfour children



Trooper Who Hid Tragedy From 4 Kids on Halloween Raised $480K for Them
by Terry Turner – Nov 13, 2015

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A Georgia State Trooper’s graceful handling of four children under tragic circumstances has ended up raising nearly a half million dollars for their futures.

Trooper Nathan Bradley had the difficult job of knocking at the door of a family home in Newborn to report the car crash that had killed both parents on October 31. Crystal and Donald Howard had gone out to get more face paint for the kids— ages six to 13 — before taking them Trick or Treating on Halloween.

The couple’s four children appeared at the door dressed in their costumes, and with no adults there, Bradley couldn’t bring himself to tell the kids about their parents. Instead, he decided to save their Halloween.

He took them out for dinner to each of their favorite places, radioed headquarters and rallied his fellow troopers who ended up throwing an impromptu Halloween party. A sleepover at the State Police barracks kept them busy until their grandmother could drive up from Florida, seven hours away.

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He set up a GoFundMe page for Justin, Amiah, Daimean, and Trayvion, hoping to raise $7,000 so their parents’ remains could be sent to Florida, near their new home with grandma. When the total started skyrocketing, Bradley asked that anything beyond that amount to go toward a college fund.

Nine days later, more than 12,000 people have donated nearly a half million dollars to the Howard orphans.

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That’s some accomplishment.

Who says charity is dead. And, even in today’s thought time and high taxes, good people come out of the woodwork.

I hope good things come to this good man.

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Only after giving the kids happy Halloween memories, and with the grandmother finally there, was the painful news broken to the children.


JASPER JOTTINGS Week 47  – 2015 Nov 22

Jasper Jottings – The achievement journal of my fellow Jaspers, the alumni of the Manhattan College



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ENDNOTE: Courage of some women demonstrates the value of all women



100 Horses Stuck On Island Are Rescued By All-Female Team Of Heroes
By Barbara Diamond

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In 2006, nearly 100 horses were stranded on a small island in the Netherlands. A huge storm surge pushed seawater into the earth outside the dikes of Marrum, a town 90 miles from Amsterdam. Nineteen horses drowned or died of exposure on the muddy knoll that was turned into an island.

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Several women on horseback guided the animals back to safety 650 yards away, and the entire herd — except one horse — followed without hesitation. Norma, who ended up suffering from pneumonia, remained on-site the day of the rescue to help transport the horses.

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First I’ve ever heard of this.

Maybe it’s not the most important stories ever written, but then again maybe it is.

All women? Where were all the men?

In this day an age when women are not valued, this should demonstrate how short sighted human beings are.

Between the sex selection abortions, the “one child” policy, and the countless abortions, humanity is throwing away more than 50% of the intellectual assets that God gives us. Add to that the loss due to the welfare system that “mentally disables” people in a victim mentality and the warfare system that kills and maims countless numbers, and you have a recipe for a self-inflicted disaster!

Dona Nobis Pacem

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) shares good news on Merkert, Joe [MC1960]


Good Morning All,

George Skau has shared some good news. Joe Merkert ’60 was in our prayers last week as he went in hospital for back surgery. All went well, Joe is recuperating and will be doing rehab and sends his thanks to all for your prayers and good thoughts. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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Merkert, Joe [MC1960]

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JHQ: Alma Mater Christmas Concert Dec. 6



Manhattan College’s Annual Christmas Concert Takes Place on Dec. 6

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The College’s Singers and Orchestra will conduct their seasonal performance, A Festival of Lessons and Carols.

On Sunday, Dec. 6, Manhattan College’s Singers and Orchestra will hold its annual Christmas musical performance, A Festival of Lessons and Carols. The concert will begin at 4 p.m. with preludes starting at 3:30 p.m. in the Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers on campus. The event is free and open to all, including the local community, students, faculty and staff.

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