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JOBIT: Jacobs, James Wriley [MC???? RIP]



James Wriley Jacobs
1923 – 2015 

Mr. James Wriley Jacobs passed away peacefully at his home, March 14, 2015. He was born July 25, 1923 son of Normal Bliss Jacobs and Roberta Columbia King Jacobs. James Wriley was a lifelong resident of his beloved home town of Gaithersburg and enjoyed sharing stories and memories of his life in a small town. His family home, in Old Town Gaithersburg was built by his father and brothers. The Jacobs brothers ran the Wheelwright Shop near their homes on East Diamond Avenue where Jake often observed and listened as his father and uncles repaired and built wagons. Jake obviously learned by watching and listening for later in life Jake was quite the accomplished carpenter.

During Jake’s early years, Gaithersburg was a bustling farming community. His father was the manager of Gaithersburg’s Thomas and Company Canning Factory and his first job was helping his Dad cleaning the corn cutters.

He met his bride, Betty Jeanne King through Epworth United Methodist Church. The Church was located on Brooks Avenue where his mother Bertie and Betty Jeanne’s mother Elizabeth were members. The church was the center of all their lives at that time – both spiritually and socially. So, it was not unusual that Jake and Betty Jeanne would reconnect after World War II.

James Wriley played sports throughout his elementary and high school days and after the war became a physical education teacher in the Montgomery County Public School System. But, before his career started, he was called to service while attending Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont. He met many of lifelong friends there including Kenneth Studley and Authur Spaulding. Jake was drafted in the US Infantry to active duty during the European Theater of Operations with the 89th Infantry Division 353rd Regiment, Company L, as a Combat Platoon Leader and as Personnel Officer Special Services Staff Sections of General Mark Clark. He was released from active duty July 1946 as a First Lieutenant. After the war, Betty Jeanne and Jake were married in 1947. Jake retired from MCPS as Associate Superintendent and then worked in the family business until his second retirement.

Jake was a graduate of Gaithersburg High School, Green Mountain College and Manhattan College. He attended George Washington University where he majored in Education and earned his Doctorate degree in that field.

James Wriley, was an active member of his community and served as Superintendent of Sunday School at Epworth United Methodist Church, the Gaithersburg Rotary Club, Gaithersburg Lions Club and served as a Director, Trustee or Board Member of the following: Save the Children Federation; Montgomery County Library Board; American Red Cross, Montgomery County Chapter; The Washington Ear; Montgomery General Hospital, First Montgomery Bank and Green Mountain College.

In the 1990’s James Wriley decided to write his biography which was published in 2014. Memories of a Small Town Boy is now circulating throughout the community to family and friends.

In addition to his wife Betty Jeanne, he is survived by his children, daughter, Betsy J. Rippeon and husband David, son James Wriley Jacobs, Jr and wife Peggy, and son Mark Jacobs, and Sally Jacobs. Eight grandchildren: Jonathan Rippeon and wife Michelle, Michael Rippeon and wife Deanna, Brian Jacobs and wife Ashley, John Jacobs and wife Emily, Caroline Horowitz and husband Ari, Courtney Jacobs, Jessica Bartlett and husband Brian, and Tyler Jacobs. Great Grandchildren: Jake Rippeon, Andrew Rippeon, Jackson Rippeon, Grady Rippeon, Maddie Rippeon, Allie Rippeon, Sara Kate Rippeon, and Landon Jacobs

James Wriley was preceded in death by his sister Hazel Jacobs Jones and his brother Norman B. Jacobs.

The family wishes to thank the caregivers Tom Durkin, Donnie Lynch and Comfort Home Care for their loyalty and compassion for without their assistance homecare would not have been possible.

Funeral services will be held at Epworth United Methodist Church, 9008 Rosemont Avenue, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877, Monday March 23rd at 11:00 a.m., concluding with graveside services at Forest Oak Cemetery. Reverend Gerard Green, Jr. and Pastor Jennifer Fenner will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to James W. Jacobs Scholarship Fund, c/o Gaithersburg High School, 314 S. Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg 20877, or to Epworth United Methodist Church 9008 Rosemont Avenue, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at http://www.molesworthwilliams.com
Published Online in The Frederick News-Post from Mar. 15 to Mar. 17, 2015


Jacobs, James Wriley [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

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

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: Walsh, Eugene ‘Gene’ Edward [MC???? RIP]



Eugene Walsh

Eugene (Gene) Edward, of Washington Township, formerly of Englewood, passed away on March 13, 2015.

Born in New York, NY, in 1932, he was raised in the Highbridge section of the Bronx and later lived in Englewood for 50 years.

Beloved husband of Ann (nee Duddy) for 54 years. Cherished father of Maureen and Kevin Barry, Kathleen and David Kaminsky, Sheila and John Lopez, James and Andrea Walsh, Annie and Scott Mitchell and Sean and Kim Walsh. Devoted grandfather of Jack and Alec Lopez, Katie Kaminsky, Tyler, Dylan and Liam Walsh, Ainsleigh and Brendan Walsh and Grace Mitchell. Also survived by his sister Margaret Regan and his brother Dennis Walsh and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his son Eugene Joseph in 1967, and by his parents, Margaret (Twomey) and Cornelius Walsh and his brothers, John, Cornelius and William Walsh.

Gene attended Manhattan College and then joined the Air Force during the Korean Conflict, rising to the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was honorably discharged after serving as a counter-intelligence agent in the OSI in Germany.

Upon returning home, he met his future wife at a Sunday night Irish dance in Croke Park in the Bronx. They were married in 1960 and raised their family in Englewood, NJ.

Gene believed in service to the community and was elected to the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders in 1964, serving until 1967. One of his proudest accomplishments during that time was voting to establish Bergen Community College in 1965, and appointing its first Board of Trustees in 1966. He served as an Adjunct Professor at the college for eleven years, teaching Municipal Land Use and Real Estate Law. He was named “Man of the Year” in March 2012 by the Bergen Community College Foundation and was honored at the May 2013 Commencement.

Gene was an active member of the Democratic party beginning in 1960, and was inducted into the Bergen County Democratic Hall of Fame in 2014. His dedication to the Englewood community included serving as a member of the Englewood Police Advisory Committee in the 1960’s, Chairman of the Englewood Department of Public Works Advisory Committee in the seventies, and Commissioner of the Housing Authority of the City of Englewood in the 1980s. Gene served as Director of General Services for the County of Bergen from 1975 until 1980. In 1980, he established the Department of Economic Development for Bergen County, coordinating the Private Industry Council, economic development grant programs, and conducting area job fairs to help find employment for displaced workers when local plants were closing.

Beginning in the 1980’s, he returned to his real estate career, establishing Walsh Management Associates and later Penwal Affordable Housing Corporation, developing low and moderate income housing for hundreds of senior citizens and multi-family households. He was recognized by the State of NJ as an expert in Zoning and Planning, often testifying before the Superior Court of NJ, and served as Vice President of the NJ Community Development Association.

Gene was a devout Catholic and a parishioner of St. Cecilia R.C. Church in Englewood, where he and Ann were married. He served as a lector, usher and member of the Parish Council, and Chairman of the Real Estate Committee. He also held a number of offices with the St. Cecilia Holy Name Society, including President and Member of the Executive Committee. In his later years, Gene was a Member of the Development Committee of the Inter-

[JR: This is all that is on the Legacy site. Checked the newspaper site and there’s nothing there?]  

Published in The Record/Herald News from Mar. 15 to Mar. 16, 2015


Walsh, Eugene ‘Gene’ Edward [MC???? RIP] 

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/northjersey/eugene-walsh-condolences/174402722?cid=full#sthash.qlwARZtU.dpbs

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

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JOBIT: McCartney, Daniel Francis [MC???? RIP]



Daniel Francis McCartney
(1951 – 2015)

Daniel Francis McCartney, age 64, died Wednesday at Mount Sinai Hospital after a courageous battle with Myelofibrosis. He is remembered as a devoted husband, father, brother, uncle, friend, and coach.

A proud native of Queens, N.Y., Dan attended Mater Christi High School and Manhattan College. He began teaching at The Buckley School in 1974, where he coached football, basketball, and lacrosse until his death, leaving a profound mark on generations of Buckley boys. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Dodie McCartney, his son Ryan, and five siblings, Peg Leder, Noreen Haffner, George McCartney, Kathleen Ryan, and Kevin McCartney.

In lieu of flowers, kindly make contributions to the Myeloproliferative Disease Program, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, and The Buckley School’s McCartney Scholarship Program. The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Beecher Flooks Funeral Home, 418 Bedford Rd., in Pleasantville, N.Y. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, March 16, at 10 a.m. at the Church of St. John & St. Mary (Upper Church), 30 Poillon Rd., in Chappaqua, N.Y., Dan’s home town of over thirty years.

Beecher Flooks Funeral Home
418 Bedford Rd Pleasantville, NY 10570
(914) 769-0001

Published in the The Journal News on Mar. 14, 2015


McCartney, Daniel Francis [MC???? RIP] 

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/lohud/daniel-francis-mccartney-condolences/174388456?cid=full#sthash.8XaDh9en.dpbs

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Dear John,

            I do not find anything in my ‘stuff’ for Daniel,’

                    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: 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 http://www.andersonandcampbell.com for more information.

Published in Asbury Park Press on Feb. 19, 2015


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

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/app/richard-a-braks-richie-condolences/174187339?cid=full#sthash.5tpIU83j.dpbs

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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: Ryan, Sr. Margaret Patricia [MC???? RIP]



Sister Margaret Patricia Ryan, C.S.J.
February 11, 2015

Sister Margaret

Sister Margaret Patricia Ryan, C.S.J., 94, a Sister of St. Joseph, Brentwood, L.I., for 75 years, died Jan. 25, in St. Joseph Convent, Brentwood.

She entered the congregation in 1940 from Immaculate Heart of Mary, Kensington. She went on to earn her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Latin from Manhattan College, Manhattan, and St. John’s University, Jamaica, respectively.

She taught elementary grades at St. Joseph, Prospect Heights, 1942-47; St. Patrick, Long Island City, 1947-52; St. Vincent de Paul, Williamsburg, 1952-54; Our Lady of Victory, Bedford-Stuyvesant, 1954-59; Immaculate Conception, Jamaica, 1959-60; and St. Stanislaus Kostka, Maspeth, 1960-61.

She began teaching on the high school level at The Mary Louis Academy, Jamaica, 1961-65; and later was on the faculties of Fontbonne Hall Academy, Bay Ridge, 1965-70; St. Brendan D.H.S., Midwood, 1970- 78; St. Saviour, Park Slope, 1978-91; and Bishop Kearney H.S., Bensonhurst, 1992-96.

She also served as the librarian at St. Athanasius, Bensonhurst, 1992.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in Sacred Heart Chapel, Brentwood, Jan. 30. Interment followed in Calvary Cemetery, Brentwood.


Ryan, Sr. Margaret Patricia [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

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

May She 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: Frederick, Sister Margaret [MC???? RIP]



Sister Margaret Most, C.S.J.
February 5, 2015

Sister Margaret Most, C.S.J., a Sister of St. Joseph, Brentwood, for 74 years, died in Maria Regina Residence, Brentwood, Jan. 20.

She entered the congregation in 1941 from St. Michael, Sunset Park.

After earning her bachelor’s degree in English from Manhattan College, she received a master’s in speech education from Columbia University Teachers College, Manhattan, and Brooklyn College.

Formerly known as Sister Margaret Frederick, her ministries included: Our Lady of Good Counsel, Bedford-Stuyvesant, 1943-44; St. Joseph, Prospect Heights, 1944-52; Mary’s Nativity, Flushing, 1952-53; Nativity, Bedford-Stuyvesant, 1953- 54; St. Agnes Seminary, Marine Park, 1954-57; Bishop McDonnell H.S. Annex, Flushing, 1957-59; Bishop McDonnell H.S., Crown Heights, 1959-62; Academy of St. Joseph, Brentwood, 1962-65; Bishop Kearney H.S., Bensonhurst, 1965-79; and St. Rose of Lima, Parkville, 1975-2003.

In 2003, she retired to Sacred Heart, Hempstead. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Brentwood.


Frederick, Sister Margaret [MC???? RIP] 

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Dear John,

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

May She 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: Lynch, John Robert ‘Bob’ [MC???? RIP]


John Lynch Obituary – Lowville, NY | The Observer-Dispatch
1 day ago – Judge Lynch attended Cornell University and Manhattan College, served in the military in World War II, and upon his return from service, earned his law degree …

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[JR: Funny, I wouldn’t have missed this with my Legacy search for “manhattan college”!]  


John Robert “Bob” Lynch


A Funeral Mass for John Robert “Bob” Lynch, 93, former New York State Supreme Court Justice, will be said at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Lowville, with Rev. Christopher Carrara, Pastor, officiating. Spring burial will be in the Lowville Rural Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are with Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Judge Lynch’s memory to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367. Condolences may be made online at: http://www.isenekerfuneralhome.com

Funeral Home
Iseneker Funeral Home Inc
5702 Waters Rd Lowville, NY 13367
(315) 376-8009

Published in The Observer-Dispatch from Feb. 1 to Feb. 2, 2015

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[JR: No mention of Alma Mater. Keep digging.]


J. Robert Lynch
Born: Sun., Mar. 1, 1921
Died: Thu., Jan. 29, 2015
Mass of Christian Burial
11:00 AM Wed., Feb. 04, 2015
Location: St. Peter’s Catholic Church

LOWVILLE-John Robert “Bob” Lynch, 93, former New York State Supreme Court Justice, of Brookside Circle, Lowville, died at home on Thursday afternoon, January 29th, 2015.

Judge Lynch was born on March 1, 1921 in Brooklyn, New York.  He and his family later moved to Croghan and then to Lowville, New York, where he graduated from Lowville Academy.  Judge Lynch attended Cornell University and Manhattan College, served in the military in World War II, and upon his return from service earned his law degree from Albany Law School and was admitted to the Bar in 1948.  He practiced law in Lowville and was a law assistant to Judge Fred Young; in 1956 he was also a delegate to the Republican National Convention.

Judge Lynch served as the Lewis County District Attorney in 1959, until his election to the New York State Supreme Court, 5th Judicial Circuit, later that year; he became the youngest Supreme Court Justice in the state at that time.  Judge Lynch was reelected to the Supreme Court in 1973 and was also named to the Appellate Division First Department.  In 1985 he was appointed to temporarily fill a vacancy on the Court of Appeals.

Judge Lynch later went on to become a Judicial Hearing Officer for the Supreme Court and a member of the Lewis County Ethics Board.  In addition, Judge Lynch was a very active member of his church and community.  Among his many contributions he helped found St. Peter’s Parochial School in Lowville and the Lady of the Lakes chapel in Number Four, as well as the Lewis County Hospice program.  In his later years, Judge Lynch and his family were greatly appreciative of the caring support he received from the Lowville community, and in particular from the strong network of caregivers and advisors that so greatly enhanced his daily life.
Judge Lynch was married to Sarah Nortz Lynch from 1950 until her death in 2012.  He is survived by his children, Andrea Lynch of Utica, NY; Roberta Lynch Carroll (James) of North Bennington, VT; Sarah Lynch Disney of Essex, NY; Margaret Lohmann (Keith) of Franklin, NH; Thomas Lynch of North Andover, MA; John Lynch (Laura) of Fairport, NY; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A funeral Mass will be said at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Lowville, with Rev. Christopher Carrara, Pastor, officiating.  Spring burial will be in the Lowville Rural Cemetery.  There will be no calling hours.  Arrangements are with Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Judge Lynch’s memory to Friends of Lewis County Hospice; P.O. Box 266; Lowville, NY  13367.

Condolences may be made online at http://www.isenekerfuneralhome.com.


Lynch, John Robert ‘Bob’ [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: same link

[JR: Have to keep digging.]  

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Dear John,

I do not find anything in my ‘stuff; for Judge Lynch.

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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