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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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JOBIT: Mazzola, John ‘Jack’ Valentine [MC1953 RIP]



John V. Mazzola
(1929 – 2015)

John V. Mazzola
AGE: 86 • Bayville

John (Jack) Valentine Mazzola, 86, of Bayville died peacefully on March 8, 2015.

Born in Ridgefield and raised in Fort Lee, he moved to Bayville in 2001. John was an honor student at Fort Lee High School and president of the senior class of 1947. He received his BA Degree from Manhattan College in the Bronx. He was an Operations Manager with Allyn & Bacon then later with Barnes & Nobles, both of Rockleigh. He proudly served his country in the US Army during the Korean War. H

e was a former communicant of St. Joseph Church in New Milford/Oradell and a current communicant of St. Barnabas Church in Bayville. He also served both churches as a Eucharistic Minister and was an avid volunteer and supporter of Vincent de Paul Society. He also was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Trinity Council #747 of Hackensack.

John was a devoted husband and family man who will be dearly missed.

Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Theresa; 2 children, his son, John Paul Mazzola and his wife Kari, and daughter, Janine Mazzola; 2 grandchildren, Meaghan and Quintin; 2 sisters, Josephine Pelegri and Stefani Ramberg, and many nieces and nephews.

Viewing will be Friday, Mar. 13th, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm at Mastapeter Funeral Home, 270 Atlantic City Blvd., Bayville, 08721. Funeral Saturday, 8:30am at the funeral home before celebrating a 9:30am Funeral Mass at St Barnabas Church, 33 Woodland Rd., Bayville, NJ 08721. Burial will be Monday, Mar. 16th. Arrive at the funeral home by 9:30am before leaving to New Jersey Veterans Cemetery in Wrightstown. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family for their grandchildren’s College Fund.

Funeral Home
Mastapeter Funeral Homes, Inc.
270 Atlantic City Boulevard (Route #9) Bayville, NJ 08721

Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 12, 2015


Mazzola, John ‘Jack’ Valentine [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/app/john-v-mazzola-condolences/174371588?cid=full#sthash.E9I0C3VQ.dpbs

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Dear John,

I believe that John is a member of that great Class of 1953. A good bright guy!

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Mazzola, John ‘Jack’ Valentine [MC1953 RIP]

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

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JEMAIL: Antenucci, John (MC1959) on Kellogg, Junius [MC1953 RIP]


“He spent the remainder of his life living in the Bronx, until he died in 1998. There were testimonials for this great hero in Manhattan College, yet for some reason the rest of the world never quite recognized his gallant life.”

Jasper Jottings / John R.

The above quote is from the article by Filip Bondy regarding Junius Kellogg.

One of the tetimonials was created by Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity between the years of 1956 and 1959. The fraternity developed a major dance in honor of Junius Kellogg recogning the courage and integrity it took to break the points shaving scheme that was tarnishing the game of college basketball. Manhattan College has many heroes that graduated from our college. We should all be proud to stand with the memory of Junius Kellogg and what he did to make our College proud of what he did. I know that I am very proud to be part of Alpha Phi Delta, the fraternity that recognized our fellow alum, Junius Jellogg.

Deacon John Antenucci, BS ’59
Sarasota, FL

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Kellogg, Junius [MC1953 RIP]

Antenucci, John (MC1959)

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JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) spots a snub Kellogg, Junius [MC1953 RIP]


Dear John,

Today’s NY Daily News (2/16/15) carries a column by Filip Bondy who laments the failure of the NBA and the Basketball Hall of Fame for not inducting my Classmate, the late Junius Kellogg,’53 into the Hall of Fame.



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NBA, Hall of Fame drop ball by forgetting NYC legend Junius Kellogg during All-Star Weekend
Kellogg’s name was not mentioned even once over this long weekend. On Saturday, the Basketball Hall of Fame announced that George Raveling, Nike’s Global Basketball Marketing Director, had been inducted this year in the Contributor category. That isn’t just a shame, it’s a condemnation of the Hall.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Sunday, February 15, 2015, 5:20 PM

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JOBIT: Kilcarr, Andrew J. [MC1953 RIP]



In Memory of
Andrew J. Kilcarr
January 28, 1932 – December 21, 2014

Andrew Kilcarr, who had earned a national reputation for skillful trial work in several landmark lawsuits and prosecutions, died on Sunday, Dec. 21 at his home in Arlington, surrounded by family. His death followed a mere four weeks after the passing of his devoted wife and partner of 60 years, Barbara Kilcarr. Mr. Kilcarr was 82.

After graduation from Manhattan College in 1953, Mr. Kilcarr served as a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps. Upon receiving his J.D. degree in 1959 from Georgetown Law School, he was an attorney in the Trial Section of the Antitrust Division at the Department of Justice. He continued trying cases after joining Donovan, Leisure, Newton & Irvine in New York City in 1964, where he later revived and ran its Washington office. In 1986, Mr. Kilcarr moved his practice to Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells) where he remained as a Partner in the Litigation and Antitrust Practice group until his retirement in 2000. He was a fellow of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers and retired in 2000.

Among the highlights of Mr. Kilcarr’s long and notable career as a litigator, he handled the administrative litigation regarding the start-up of the Trans Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS), eventually arguing new theories to the US Supreme Court on behalf of all TAPS owners. In addition, he led the defense of Mobil Corporation in numerous complex litigation and class actions, combining effective trial skill with statesmanship in finding alternative dispute solutions. He also provided counsel to trade associations and clients in businesses as varied as banana imports, tuna processing, movies and electrical manufacturing.

Mr. Kilcarr is survived by his brothers, Paul (Jean) and John (Marie), each a resident of Williamsburg, VA. He is also survived by two children: Theresa Kilcarr Balaran (Paul) of Washington, DC and Patrick (Alienor), also of Washington, along with nine grandchildren: Payton, Bryce, Benjamin, Mason, Trent, Troy, Reese, Delaney and Olympia.

A wake will be held on Tuesday Dec. 23 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at Murphy’s Funeral Home 4510 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22203. The funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday Dec. 24 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church 1910 North Randolph Street Arlington VA 22207. Burial will follow at Columbia Gardens Cemetery, also in Arlington.

In lieu of flowers, charitable donations in Mr. Kilcarr’s memory may be made to the Semper Fi Fund 825 College Blvd., Suite 102, PMB 609 Oceanside, CA 92057.


Kilcarr, Andrew J. [MC1953 RIP]

Guestbook: same link

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

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