Tag Archives: MC1953 RIP

JOBIT: Christie, Walter L. [MC1953 RIP] on 2015-Nov-22




CHRISTIE,  Walter L. 83, of Saint Petersburg, passed away Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Staten Island, NY, Aug. 20, 1932, to the late Humphrey Alexander Christie and the late Catherine Elizabeth Barron. Walter graduated from Manhattan College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering.

Walter was a member of the National Audubon Society and Holy Family Catholic Church.

Walter is survived by his wife of 61 years, Frances; children; daughter, Cheryl C. Bearce and husband, Bob, son, Brian Christie, the late Terri; grandchildren, Caitlin, Amanda, Jacqueline, Danielle, Andrew; great-grandchildren, Brian, Ian, Emma. Donations may be made in Walter’s name to Suncoast Hospice Foundation, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760.

Funeral Home
Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home
2201 Dr. MLK St. North
St. Petersburg, FL 33704
(727) 822-2059

Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Nov. 24, 2015


Christie, Walter L. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/sptimes/walter-l-christie-condolences/176629368?cid=full

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

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Dear John,

           I believe that Walter is a member of that Great Class of 1953.

          May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Christie, Walter L. [MC1953 RIP]

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JOBIT: Giancarlo, Hector Rocco [MC1953 RIP] on 2015-Oct-31



Dr. Hector Giancarlo (1931 – 2015)


Dr. Hector Rocco, 84 of Delray Beach, FL formerly of Englewood, NJ entered into eternal rest on October 28, 2015.

Born in Newark, NJ, Dr. Giancarlo was a graduate of Manhattan College, BS 1953, University of Padua, MD 1957, served his internship at the Jersey City Medical Center, and served his residency in General Surgery and Otolaryngology at New York Eye & Ear. He was a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Head and Neck Society.

In 1954, Dr. Giancarlo was one of six survivors of an Air Italia flight from Rome to New York which crashed upon decent to New York’s Idlewild Airport.

As a physician, Dr. Giancarlo was the recipient of numerous awards and distinctions and he received national attention for his pioneering surgical procedures in voice-box reconstruction. Dr. Giancarlo was the Chief of Surgery at New York Eye & Ear and had associations, department authority and/or professorships with several area hospitals.

Dr. Giancarlo was also co-founder of the Allandale Community for Senior Living, a facility that has grown to over 300 beds and was one of the first senior homes in New Jersey to offer a continuum of care for its residents.

In retirement, Dr. Giancarlo enjoyed collecting, woodworking and the company of his family.

He is survived by his loving family; son Charles Henry (Diane) and their three children, Gianna, Marielle and Andrew, son James Christopher (Regina) and their three children, Emma, Luke and Henry, son Michael Damian (Melissa) and their two children, Isabella and Christian and his son Timothy Paul (Sandra) and their two children, Giovanna and Julian.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday November 4th from 7-9 PM and on Thursday November 5th from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the C.C. Van Emburgh Funeral Home 306 East Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday November 6th at 10 AM at the Sacred Heart Church 102 Park Street in Haworth. Entombment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in N. Arlington. The family has expressed their wish that gestures of sympathy in lieu of flowers be made by charitable donations to the “Johns Hopkins University”, c/o Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine, 550 North Broadway, 7th Floor, Baltimore MD, 21205 with a note indicating the donation is in memory of Dr. Hector Giancarlo to benefit the research of Dr. Daniel Drachman in the Department of Neurology. Arrangements entrusted to the C.C. Van Emburgh Funeral Home, Ridgewood.

C. C. Van Emburgh – Ridgewood
306 E Ridgewood Ave
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
(201) 445-0344

Published in The Record on Nov. 3, 2015


Giancarlo, Hector Rocco [MC1953 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/northjersey/hector-giancarlo-condolences/176320446?cid=full

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Dear John,

          I believe that Hector is a member of that Great Class of 1953.

              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: Geelan, John Patrick [MC???? RIP] on 2015-Sep-14



John Geelan


John Patrick of Cresskill (formerly of Tenafly) on September 12, 2015.

Beloved husband of Elaine (nee Harvey). Loving father of Maura Gottstein and her husband Robert, Elizabeth Stever and her husband Matthew and Caroline Geelan. Loving grandfather of Ian Gottstein and Liam Stever. Dear brother of Catherine Cooney, William Geelan and the late Daniel Geelan.

John graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School and Manhattan College both in The Bronx NY. He served in the National Guard.

John was a regulatory expert for Merrill Lynch on Wall St. in New York City. While at Merrill he taught at the Institute of Finance in NYC and authored several books on regulatory topics. After retiring he served as a consultant.

He was a parishioner of Mt. Carmel R.C. Church Tenafly.

John was a lifelong NY Giants fan.

Visitation at the Barrett Funeral Home 148 Dean Drive Tenafly on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9PM. Funeral Mass Thursday 10:00 AM Mt. Carmel Church Tenafly. Interment Mt. Carmel Cemetery Tenafly.

Memorial donations may be made to Manhattan College 4513 Manhattan College Parkway Bronx NY 10471.

For directions visit http://www.barrettfuneralhome.net
Funeral HomeBarrett Funeral Home
148 Dean Dr
Tenafly, NJ 07670
(201) 568-8043

Published in The Record on Sept. 14, 2015


Geelan, John Patrick [MC???? RIP] 

Guestbook:  http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/northjersey/john-geelan-condolences/175824809?cid=full

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Dear John,

             I believe that John is a member of that great Class of 1953.

                  May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Sorry about your Classmate.]

Geelan, John Patrick [MC1953 RIP]

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

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JOBIT: Kilcarr, Paul Thomas Sr. [MC1952 RIP] on 2015-Jul-24




KILCARR PAUL THOMAS KILCARR, SR. “Paul” (Age 85) Of Williamsburg, Virginia died of natural causes on July 24, 2015.

He was the devoted father of Marianne Kilcarr Umstead, Paul Jr., and Kevin and beloved husband of Regina “Jean” V (Looby) Kilcarr. In addition to his wife and children, he is survived by his Grandchildren Ashley Umstead Brown, Joseph Kilcarr, Lauren Umstead Schmidt and his great grandchild Marlee Brown and his brother John Kilcarr. He was preceded in death by his brother Andrew Kilcarr, his sister-in-law Barbara Kilcarr, and his mother Mary Kilcarr.

Paul and his brothers, Andrew and Jack, graduated from Manhattan College in New York City. Paul took over as head of the family at age 15 when his dad Patrick J. Kilcarr passed from this earth too early in life. His brothers would always remark that “my brother is the one that raised us”.

Upon graduation from school and marriage to the love of his life Jean, Paul pursued his career in defense contracting as an engineer. He and Jean traveled the world having Marianne in Wichita, KS, Paul Jr in Kaiserslauten, Germany and then back to New York for the birth of Kevin. Once back in the US, Paul took a series of defense contracting positions ending his career with Westinghouse.

Paul enjoyed his gardening to the point of being awarded a certificate as a Master Gardener. He loved sharing the bounty of his harvest with all his friends. He was very outgoing and always willing to help a neighbor with anything they were trying to accomplish. A devote Catholic, Paul did some very serious soul searching in his later years and was very content with his next stage in life. In his last days, he was happy and content with moving on to join Andrew and his mother.

A celebration of life and service will be held from 12 Noon to 3 p.m. on August 15, 2015 at the Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plain Rd., Williamsburg, VA. 23188: (757) 565-1141 The internment will be on August 22, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Columbia Gardens Cemetery, 3411 Arlington Blvd., near Glebe Rd. Arlington, VA 22201: (703) 527-1235 Please RSVP to: kmkvt82@gmail.com In lieu of flowers, the family requests that those wishing to honor Paul make donations in his memory to the Little Sisters of the Poor. http://www.littlesistersofthepoor.org/donate

Published in The Washington Post on Aug. 10, 2015


Kilcarr, Paul Thomas Sr. [MC???? RIP] 

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/washingtonpost/paul-t-kilcarr-condolences/175469810?cid=full

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Dear John,

I believe that Paul is a member of the Class of 1952, his brother Andy, 1953,
was my classmate and his brother Jack was a member of the Class of 1955.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Kilcarr, Paul Thomas Sr. [MC1952 RIP] 

Kilcarr, Andy [MC1953 RIP] 

Kilcarr, Jack [MC1955]

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I came across this in today’s Washington Post about Paul T. Kilcarr, Sr. (I didn’t know him).


Bob Scudo

[JR: Thanks, Bob. Much appreciated. Can’t have enough eyes on the “news”.]

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

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JOBIT: Comas, George Andrew [MC1958 RIP] on 2015-Jul-18




COMAS–George Andrew,

was surrounded by family when he passed away peacefully on July 18, 2015, the day of his 77th birthday.

Born in the Bronx to Frank Komatsulakis and Alexia Valakis, George demonstrated a keen intelligence early on at Stuyvesant High School. He graduated Manhattan College in 1958 then later served stateside in the Army during the Korean War.

George began his career as a financial advisor at White Weld, which later was purchased by Merrill Lynch in 1978. At Merrill, he was a member of the Circle of Champions, an elite group of high-producing financial advisors. George’s long and distinguished career spanned more than three decades before he retired from Merrill Lynch in 2003.

For all his professional successes, what defined George was the joyous way in which he lived life. He treated each day as a celebration, something to be enjoyed and savored until well after sunset. While his gracious nature and good humor were shared with everyone he met, it was his beloved family and friends who were most precious to him.

A passionate fitness enthusiast, George never let injury hold him back or dampen his spirit. No matter the challenges he faced, George’s motto was that he was “Livin’ the dream.” From Miami to Manhattan to Southampton, George espoused this positive view, serving as an inspiration to everyone he met. The legacy George leaves behind bears the indelible imprint of the life he lived. He taught everyone that happiness is a choice, and life should always be lived to the fullest.

He was the beloved father of Frank, Claire, Iris and John, and adored grandfather, or Geeg, to Lily, Caroline and Charlie. He is survived by his sister, Marie, niece, Christina, and nephews, Andrew, Peter and Dan. He is predeceased by his brother, Gus, and nephew, Gregory. George will be forever missed, and always loved. He indeed lived the dream.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel, 1076 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10028. Friends and family are welcome to pay their respects anytime between 1 and 6pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in George’s honor to http://braintumor.org Kindly direct gifts to: Defeat GBM Research Collaborative.

Published in The New York Times on July 21, 2015


Comas, George Andrew [MC1958 RIP] 

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/nytimes/george-comas-condolences/175330697?cid=full

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

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Dear John,

George is the younger brother of one of my best friends and Classmate, the late Gus Comas,’53. Two great men!

May They Both Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.] 

Comas, Gus [MC1953 RIP]

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JOBIT: Joyce, Brendan E. [MC1953 RIP]



Brendan E. Joyce

Brendan E. Joyce, of East Dennis, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2015.

As his name denotes, Brendan had the classic wit, wisdom and verve of an Irish sage. Father, tomato farmer, historian, husband and friend he cut through the nonsense of the world with brilliant insight, humor and canny common sense.

Brendan loved his country, his town, his neighborhood and his family His country will remember him for 30 years of service in the US Army Medical Service Corp earning a Bronze Star and Vietnam Service Medals.

His neighborhood and town will remember him for his passion for history and untiring commitment to the Dennis Historical Society, Jacob Sears Library and the Quivet Neck Homeowners Association as well as his hospitality and support of local civic causes.

His family will remember him for his intelligence, his love of opera, wine and cooking, his gardens and his wit.

Brendan, a biochemist, received a BS from Manhattan College, a MS from Virginia Poly Tech, and a PhD from the University of California, San Francisco.

He was the grand host of many feasts and lively debates and we are thankful for being the recipients of his generosity, his handiness and knowledge.

He is survived by his wife, Maureen A. (Duffly) Joyce and his daughter Kathleen Joyce.

The Last Chance Stand has closed but we will always remember that Nothing beats a peach on the beach, except maybe two.

Burial with full military honors will be held Wednesday, April 29, at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, MA at 11:15 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Jacob Sears Library, in memory of Brendan Joyce, PO Box 782 East Dennis, MA 02641. For guestbook and directions, visit http://www.Russellpicafuneralhome.com

Published in The Barnstable Register from Apr. 25 to May 2, 2015


Joyce, Brendan E. [MC???? RIP] 

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/wickedlocal-barnstable/brendan-e-joyce-condolences/174714963?cid=full#sthash.ME88AtTg.dpbs

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

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Dear John,

          I believe that Brendan is a member of the great Class of 1953.

            May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Sorry about your Classmate. Know how I feel when I read my Class.] 

Joyce, Brendan E. [MC1953 RIP]

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JOBIT: Flynn, John Lawrence [MC1953 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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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle. 

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Dear John,

I believe that John is a member of that Great Class of 1953.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Flynn, John Lawrence [MC1953 RIP]

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Thomas F. Flynn
AGE: 82 • Yonkers

Thomas F. Flynn was born in the City of Yonkers in 1932 and passed away on April 1, 2015.

He was the beloved son of Thomas and Lena Flynn, and stepmother Catherine Flynn. Thomas attended and graduated from Sacred Heart Grammar School and later from Sacred Heart High School in 1950. He later graduated from Manhattan College and was later awarded two Masters Degrees.

Thomas was wed to Lucy Grasso in 1959. They were devoted to each other throughout their marriage and in his final days Lucy provided constant love and support with the assistance of family and dear friends that was greatly appreciated.

Thomas retired after being a schoolteacher for thirty-three years. He began his teaching career in the Bronx and later spent the majority of his career teaching Social Studies in Yonkers. He had a passion for teaching, was a member of the Yonkers Historical Society and gave lectures on various historical topics, but his favorite topic of interest was the history of his beloved hometown Yonkers, NY.

Thomas was a devoted and loving father to his three sons; Thomas (Amy) Flynn, William (Adrienne) Flynn and Daniel (Stefanie) Flynn. He was happiest when surrounded by his grandchildren; Daniel, Christian, Brendan, Ryan and Teddy who adored him. When they were babies he held them every day and took them for long strolls in the carriage and was a loving grandfather up to his final days.

He cherished the annual family vacations to the Jersey Shore and the time spent together with family. Thomas is also survived by his sisters, Doris (Peter) Capurso and Catherine (Kappy) (the late Raymond) Fallon; his in laws, Josephine (Dominic) Loguidice, Clara (the late Norman) Gardner, and Salvatore (Regina) Grasso, and by many beloved nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be on Monday April 6, 2015, 5-9 P.M. at Flynn Funeral Home and a Funeral Mass will be held on April 7, 2015 at 10 A.M. at St. Anthony’s Church on Nepperhan Ave. in Yonkers, NY.

Flynn Memorial Home, Inc. – Yonkers
1652 Central Park Avenue Yonkers, NY 10710
(914) 963-5178

Published in the The Journal News on Apr. 4, 2015


Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/lohud/thomas-f-flynn-condolences/174551083?cid=full#sthash.BErdR1TA.dpbs

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