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JOBIT: Stoddard, William H. [MC1953 RIP]




Liberty, NY

William H. Stoddard, a lifelong resident of Sullivan County, and up until 2012, a part-time resident of Vero Beach, FL, died on May 17, 2014. He was 82 years of age.

The son of the late William Hudson and Dorothy Driscoll Stoddard, he was born in Liberty, NY on July 12, 1931. Bill was a graduate of Manhattan College with a degree in Civil Engineering.

He was a Veteran of the US Army and served during the Korean Conflict.

He was the former owner of Poley Paving Company and was well-known for his superior work; notably his tennis courts.

Bill was a member of St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, The Knights of Columbus Fr. Cronin Council and Craigi Claire Hunting Club. He was also a member of Liberty Hose & Truck Co. #2 and was a past Exalted Ruler of Liberty Elks Lodge #1545. He was a member and past president of the Sullivan County Golf & Country Club and he served on the Town of Liberty Planning Board and the Zoning Board of Appeals.

Left to cherish his memory are the devoted offspring of his marriage to his high school sweetheart and first wife, Norma Holland, who predeceased him in 1982 – four children, nine grandchildren and one great- grandchild- son, William Stoddard, Jr. and his wife Joan of Liberty; daughters, Pattiann Andres and her husband Girard of Centreville, VA and Kathy Sauchuk and her husband John of Swan Lake, NY and son Michael Stoddard of Liberty; grandchildren, Matthew and Taylor Stoddard, Kyle, Lindsay and Craig Andres, Maggie and Kane Sauchuk, Kelsey and McKenzie Stoddard and great-grandson, Jayden Stoddard. In addition, Bill is survived by daughter, Kristen Stoddard of the state of Florida, the child of his second wife, Kathryn Jensen, who predeceased him in 2001; his sister, Rosemary Walsh of New Jersey and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorial visitation will be from 7 – 9 PM on Thursday May 22 at Ramsay’s Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St. Liberty, NY. Liberty Fire Department will hold services at 7:30 PM and Liberty Elks services will be at 8 PM.

A Funeral Mass will be offered at 11:45 AM on Friday May 23 at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church in Liberty, NY. Interment of his ashes will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in William’s name to St. Peter’s Church, 264 North Main St. Liberty, NY 12754. Funeral arrangements by Ramsay’s Funeral Homes Inc., Liberty, NY. To send the Stoddard family a condolence, please visit http://www.ramsaysfuneralhome.com

Published in the TC Palm on May 21, 2014


Stoddard, William H. [MC???? RIP] 

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/tcpalm/william-stoddard-condolences/171083959?cid=full#sthash.vfabTBJi.dpbs

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Stoddard, William H. [MC1953 RIP]

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

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JOBIT: Lewis, Charles James [MC1953 RIP]



Charles James LEWIS

LEWIS, Charles James – We are sad to announce that Charles (“Chuck”) died peacefully at North York General Hospital on April 14, 2014 in his 83rd year, following a courageous fight with cancer.

Charles continued to be active through his illness and chemo treatments and continued to host, as “Patriarch”, many family gatherings as he had for more than thirty years.

Charles was born in Glendale, New York, on February 15, 1932. His parents were Charles Joseph and Rose Ignatius (Donahue). He was predeceased by his loving wife Marian (Runte) and his sister Rosemarie (Maher). He leaves his children Mark (Madelyn), Michael (Michelle), Steven (Barbara), Gregory and Jennifer . His grandchildren Sarah, Sean, Erin, Kaitlin and Keira will miss their “Pop-Pop” who was an indelible presence in their lives.

Charles served in the US Navy in the 1950s during the last years of the Korean War. He graduated from Manhattan College with a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, obtained an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and was a CGA.

He worked for RCA and Corning Glass before moving his family to Thornhill in 1967. Over the past 20 years he was President of his own accounting company.

Visitation will be Easter Sunday, April 20th, from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, April 21, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. Luke’s Roman Catholic Church (39 Green Lane). Thanks to North York General, Drs. Robson, Horvath and staff. For donations in lieu of flowers, please consider the North York General Foundation, CAMH, or the Canadian Cancer Society . Condolences may be offered at http://www.rskane.ca

Published in the Toronto Star on Apr. 19, 2014


Lewis, Charles James [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/thestar/charles-james-lewis-condolences/170707528?cid=full#sthash.5PMTOf2K.dpbs

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Lewis, Charles James [MC1953 RIP]

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JOBIT: Doran, Leonard J. [MC1953 RIP] reported by O’Connor, Bob (MC1953)


John –

We lost another Jasper.

Lenard Doran, Class of ‘53A,died over the weekend.

I knew him in high school and we were classmates AT Manhattan.

Obit dated today, 4/14 20134 in the Middlesex News (Framingham, MA)

Bob O’Connor

O’Connor, Bob (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Bob. Much appreciated. You were first; even in front of me.]

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Leonard J. Doran

Leonard J. Doran, 85, formally of Forest Hills, NY, passed away peacefully at home in Framingham this past Saturday, April 12, 2014.

Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late Matthew J. & Elizabeth A. (O’Brien) Doran of Framingham and husband of the late Bridie (Gilmartin) Doran of Forest Hills, NY. Leonard was educated at St. Mary’s High School in Waltham Massachusetts, served in the U.S. Army, attended Manhattan College, New York, NY, and went on to earn a master’s degree of law from New York University.

He worked for many years as a corporate attorney for American International Group, Inc. (AIG) insurance company in Manhattan, NY until his retirement.

He was an avid stamp & coin collector and loved to travel with Ireland being his favorite destination. Leonard was also a master at crossword puzzles and could complete a New York Time’s crossword in record time. He enjoyed a spirited card game and had a special love for children.

He is survived by his son Matthew M. Doran of Queens, NY, siblings Brendan S. Doran of Framingham and F. Brien Doran of Dublin, CA, nieces & nephews in the U.S., and many cousins in Ireland. He is predeceased by his sister Rosemary A. (Doran) Medeiros and Kevin J. Doran both formally of Framingham, MA.

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 from 4:00p.m. to 7:00pm at Norton Funeral Home, 53 Beech St., Framingham. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral on Wednesday April 16, at 9 AM from the Norton Funeral Home followed by his funeral Mass at 10 AM at St. Stephen’s Church, 221 Concord St., Framingham. Burial will follow in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fenwick St. Framingham. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in honor of Leonard J. Doran to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 (www.stjude.org). For online guestbook and directions, please log onto http://www.nortonfuneralhome.com.

Published in MetroWest Daily News on Apr. 14, 2014


Doran, Leonard J. [MC1953 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/metrowestdailynews/leonard-j-doran-condolences/170639784?cid=full#sthash.hwtjOTUw.dpbs

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JOBIT: O’Brien, Robert Bob [MC1953 RIP]



O’BRIEN, Robert Bob

Died on April 8, 2014 as a result of a fall-related head injury. He was 82 years old. He leaves his wife Caroline, his sister Margaret O’Brien Lavallee, and a large family of 7 children and step-children, 17 grandchildren, a niece, 3 nephews, and 7 great-nieces/nephews.

Bob grew up in Providence, RI, attended Manhattan College and later Harvard Business School, and also served as an artillery officer in the US Army.

Bob had wide-ranging pursuits and accomplishments throughout his career. He was a successful entrepreneur in the 1960s with pioneering ventures including the first company to market corporate fitness programs and an early cable-TV venture that linked surgeons to rural low income hospitals in Puerto Rico. He advised both Massachusetts and Puerto Rico governments on the development of commercial fisheries and he launched a company that consulted with the Federal government on bio-dynamic and ocean-related research. He worked for many years as a management consultant for a broad range of corporate and pro-bono clients, ranging from several Fortune 500 companies to St. Josephs Abbey in Massachusetts.

He was a longtime Board Director for the Carroll Center for the Blind and also for the National Braille Press. He tutored and mentored many students at the School for the Deaf and Blind in St. Augustine, Florida.

Bob loved his hobbies as well. He was an avid reader, a beautiful writer, an accomplished amateur historian and a lover of classical and jazz music. He spent thousands of hours restoring, tinkering with and showing off his collection of old cars. He loved sailing, from his boyhood summers on Narragansett Bay to later summers on Cape Cod and Boston Harbor. In recent years he took up soaring and greatly enjoyed his time both in the air and on the ground with his fellow glider pilots.

He was a regular visitor to St. Josephs Abbey, and his time spent there with his brothers and in retreat helped him to reinforce his faith and to maintain a sense of peace with changes in his life.

More than any of these interests and accomplishments, though, Bob loved his family. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. While juggling the pressures of his career, he took time each night to read to his children while they were growing up and also shared many special projects and activities. As the grandchildren arrived and grew, he similarly built and cherished a special connection with each of them. He wrote and called regularly, sent thoughtful gifts, found special projects to share, and sought to spend time with each person individually during family get-togethers.

He and Caroline traveled regularly across the country and to Europe to visit their children and grandchildren. Bob and Carolines homes in Maine and Florida hosted many boisterous family get-togethers over the past decades, gatherings that reinforced family bonds and created many happy memories. His long devotion to his family created his most memorable and lasting legacy a close-knit, loving and thriving extended family that misses him greatly.

A memorial service will be held at St. Josephs Abbey in May. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to either St. Josephs Abbey (167 N Spencer Rd, Spencer, MA 01562) or to National Braille Press (88 St. Stephen Street, Boston, MA 02115)

Published in The Boston Globe on Apr. 13, 2014 


Dear John,

I believe that Bob 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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O’Brien, Robert Bob [MC1953 RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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JOBIT: Novak, Robert J. [MC1953 RIP]



Robert J. NOVAK

NOVAK – Robert J. 81, of Rockville Centre, NY on February 2, 2014.

Beloved husband of Patricia (nee Connolly) Loving and devoted father of Robert S. Novak (Michele), Michael Novak (Bonnie) Douglas Novak (Melanie) and Gail Schlipf (John). Adored grandfather of Ryan, Alexander, Tristen, Christopher, Patrick, Katherine, Elizabeth, Andrew and Jake.

Robert was a graduate of Manhattan College, School of Engineering and served in the Army in Korea.

Reposing at Macken Mortuary, 52 Clinton Avenue Rockville Centre, NY. Visiting hours Wednesday 7-9pm, Thursday 2 to 4pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00am on Friday, Feb 7th at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre.

Published in Newsday on Feb. 4, 2014


Novak, Robert J. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/newsday/robert-novak-condolences/169508083?cid=full#sthash.Rka1RFcQ.dpbs

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Novak, Robert J. [MC1953 RIP]

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JOBIT: Langella, Henry B. [MC1953 RIP]



Henry Langella

Langella, Henry B.

Henry B. Langella, age 82, of Trumbull, passed away January 9, 2014 in his home surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Langella was born in Bronx, NY and was a longtime Trumbull resident. Mr. Langella graduated from Manhattan College and was an accountant and controller for Borden Corporation retiring in 1991. After to this he was employed with Dolly Madison Ice Cream and Santa Fuel.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and playing horseshoe; but his favorite pastime was spending time with his family at barbeques and cookouts where he grilled many delicious meats for all to enjoy.

He was an army veteran serving during the Korean Conflict.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Christine Parker Langella of Trumbull; four children Daniel Howard Langella of Trumbull, Laura Bell and her husband Russell of North Haven, Angela Scott of TN, and David T. Parker and his wife Gina of Shelton; one sister Susan Fusco of NY; seven grandchild; seventeen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Friends and family are invited to attend his funeral service on Monday at 10:15 a.m. at the Cyril F. Mullins Funeral Home 39 White Plains Rd. Trumbull and at 11:00 a.m. at St. Theresa Church 5301 Main St. Trumbull. Interment in the State Veterans Cemetery in Middletown, CT. Friends may call on Sunday from 2-6 pm. To leave an online condolence please visit mullinsfh.com

Published in Connecticut Post from Jan. 11 to Jan. 12, 2014


Langella, Henry B. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/ctpost/guestbook.aspx?n=henry-langella&pid=169010212&cid=full#sthash.nT3lnFB4.dpbs

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Dear John,

I believe that Henry is a member of he great Class of 1953.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Langella, Henry B. [MC1953 RIP]

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JOBIT: Reid, Richard A. Jr. [MC1953 RIP]



Richard A. Reid Jr. (1930 – 2013)

Pawling -

Richard Reid Jr. 83, a 44 year resident of Pawling, quietly slipped away on October 18th at his home, under the watchful eye of his faithful family. He was born in Augusta, Georgia on June 24, 1930, to Richard Reid, KSG, the 1936 Laetare Medal Recipient and Katherine O’Leary Reid.

He was predeceased by his two sisters, Kathleen Reid and Sister Mary Richard Reid, an Ursuline educator of New Rochelle and Boston. He has two brothers, Thomas Reid, of Cleveland, Ohio and his identical twin James Reid, a Professor at Wesleyan University.

In 1940, his father was hired by the Archdioceses of New York to edit the Catholic News, so they left Dixie in the ’36 Plymouth to become Yankees. He was an alumnus of Iona Prep and the School of Engineering at Manhattan College. Mr. Reid earned his United States Navy Wings after attending the Naval Air Force School at Pensacola.

On November 26, 1956, he was married to Carol Millette of Flushing, NY, at Saint Andrew of Avellino Catholic Church. Mrs. Reid survives him at home.

In 1960, Mr. Reid earned his Masters of Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University. He and Carol began raising five children in Williamstown, Mass. before moving to Pawling in 1969. His children are all educators. Kathleen Reid, Richard III, Sally Reid McGrath, Robert Reid and Carolyn (Lyn) Reid Deslandes.

Rick was the Technical Director at Hipotronics in Brewster, NY. He was a Commissioner for the Pawling Fire Department, a past President of the Pawling School Board and one time Treasurer for Pawling Little League.

He was quietly proud of his prodigious grandchildren: Reid McGrath, Hannah McGrath, Meredith L. Reid, Jerry Deslandes Jr., Liam McGrath, Anne Reid, Lily Reid, Peter Reid, Richard Reid Deslandes, Abby Reid, Carly McGrath and Ben Hartford. He also was proud to include his son in laws Tom Hartford, Blake McGrath, and Jerry Deslandes Sr, and daughter in law Terri Reid and Sharon Tuz. He had 23 nieces and nephews.

He was a member of St. John’s Parish of Pawling. He loved to go deer hunting in Vermont with his Hipotronics friends and was an avid computer science hobbyist. He preferred political debate to sports without exception. He was a private and humble man but an absolutely frenetic texting buddy. He loved playing Words With Friends and ‘liked’ all his grandchildren’s posts on facebook. We are all heartbroken that his iphone has gone silent.

Calling hours are 2-4pm and 7-9pm on Monday, October 21, 2013 at the Horn & Thomes, Inc. Funeral Home, 83 East Main Street, Pawling. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10am on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at St. John’s the Evangelist, Pawling.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pawling Fire Department, Alzheimer’s Association , American Heart Association , or to your favorite charity . Also in the spirit of remembrance, volunteer.

For directions or to leave an online condolence, go to http://www.hornandthomesfuneralhome.com.

Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on Oct. 20, 2013


Reid, Richard A. Jr. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/poughkeepsiejournal/guestbook.aspx?n=richard-reid&pid=167602810&cid=full#sthash.NQjUJKco.dpbs

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Dear John,

I believe that Richard 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; always makes me sad.] 

Reid, Richard A. Jr. [MC1953 RIP]

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JOBIT: Cassidy, James F. Jr. [MC1953 RIP]


James F. Cassidy Jr.

Cassidy, James F. Jr.

Died peacefully after a courageous battle against cancer at his home on September 15, 2013 surrounded by his loving family.

Jim was born November 14, 1931 in Bronx, New York to James and Mae Cassidy. He was educated by the Christian Brothers and graduated from Manhattan College in 1953, and in 1961 graduated from New York Law School.

On December 26, he married the love of his life, Loretta Slavin and was to celebrate their 60th anniversary this year.

Jim served with honor and distinction in the United States Marine Corps in Korea, the New York City Police department, and as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for 25 years in Indiaopolis, IN, Kansas City, MO, and Phoenix, AZ. After retirement, Jim was a lifelong member of the society of former special agents of the FBI.

Jim was an outspoken witness to and defender of his Catholic faith. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus order and his local Knights of Columbus council established an award in his name to members of the order who have been most courageous in expressing of their Faith known as the Jim Cassidy Catholic Man of the Year Award.

James is preceeded in death by his two sons James Cassidy, III and Luke Cassidy. He is survived by his wife, Loretta; son, Stephen Cassidy; daughters, Theresa Lester, Maryann Westhues, Eileen Cassidy; 12 Grandchildren and 2 Great Grandchildren. Visitation and Rosary will be on Friday, September 20th from 6 pm to 9 pm at Best Funeral Services, 501 East Dunlap Avenue, Phoenix. Funeral will be on Saturday, September 21st at 1 pm at St. Paul Catholic Church, 330 West Coral Gables Drive, Phoenix. 

Published in The Arizona Republic on September 18, 2013


Cassidy, James F. Jr. [MC1953 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/azcentral/guestbook.aspx?n=james-cassidy&pid=167019755&cid=full#sthash.wyMZUURQ.dpbs

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Dear John,

James was a member of that great Class of 1953 and was at the Law school while I was there as well. He will be missed.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. I am sorry to know that. I go nuts when it's my Class.]

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JOBIT: Botens, John N. [MC1953 RIP]


John N. Botens (August 9, 2013)

2:23 p.m. EDT, August 9, 2013

John N. Botens, 81, of Waters, died at home on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013.

Born in Middletown, N.Y., on Jan. 25, 1932, he was the son of Augustine and Catherine (Winner) Botens.

After graduating from high school in Middletown, John attended Manhattan College of the Christian Brothers where he received his bachelor’s degree. From 1954-56 he served on active duty with the U.S. Army. He served in the Army Reserves until 1961.

John settled in Michigan where he worked for a time in the missile division of Chrysler Corporation. He taught school at Kimball High School in the Royal Oak Public Schools from 1963 until retiring in 1994. While teaching, John returned to school himself, receiving his master’s degree from Wayne State University.

He taught Latin, was director of the school’s National Honor Society program and was an advisor with student theater. John was a member of the Michigan Education and National Education Associations and he served for a number of years as a negotiator. He was an avid skier and had a passion for trains.

In 1994, John was preceded in death by his wife, Helen (Lane) Botens.

Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Peggy Borst Botens of Waters; a grandson, Christopher Michael (Adrienne Bell) Botens of Perrysburg, Ohio; great-grandchildren, Christopher Matthew and Ashley Grace Botens, both of Perrysburg; and a brother, Will (Rochelle) Botens of Berkeley.

He also was preceded in death by a stepson, Joseph Stellato III in 1967; and brothers, Paul and James Botens.

Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 8, at Gaylord Community Funeral Home, 850 N. Center Ave., followed by a Scripture Service at 7 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at St. Mary Cathedral. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family for a charity to be chosen later. Arrangements are by Gaylord Community Funeral Home.

Please share your memories or photos with the family at



Botens, John N. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.gaylordfuneralhome.com/obituaries/John-Botens/

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John N. Botens ‘ 53 BA of Waters, Michigan.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

[JR: Thanks, Phil. Much appreciated.]

Botens, John N. [MC1953 RIP]

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JOBIT: Purtell, Jeremiah “Jeff” [MC1953 RIP]


Jeremiah Purtell (1929 – 2013)
Death Notice

Jeremiah “Jeff” Purtell
December 22, 1929 – July 20, 2013
Pawleys Island

Jeremiah “Jeff” Purtell of Arlington, VA died on Saturday, July 20, 2013. He was 83 years old.
Jeff was born December 22, 1929 in the Bronx, NY, son of the late Mary & Patrick Purtell, natives of County Kerry, Ireland. He graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School and Manhattan College in the Bronx as well as served in the US Army & Army Reserves.
After marrying Brenda Coffey Purtell, also from the Bronx, they moved to Fairlawn, NJ briefly before residing in Allendale, NJ for 38 years where Jeff was active in community affairs as a Life Member and Treasurer of the Holiday Observers; Committee chairman of Troop 59 BSA; baseball and soccer coach for the Allendale Athletic Association; as well as a Lector at Guardian Angel RC church.
He retired from AT&T (formerly Western Electric) in 1995 after 38 years of service. During his career he served in New York City and Newark, NJ conducting wage & salary studies; as well as a consultant in Labor Relations for manufacturing locations nationwide.
As President of the New Jersey Self Insurers Association, he chaired a coalition that successfully achieved major reforms in NJ’s workers’ compensation law, receiving the NJ General Assembly’s Highest commendation for the outstanding work he rendered to the workers and business community. Jeff also was appointed by Governor Tom Kean to a task force to review workers’ compensation benefits.
Jeff and Brenda moved to Pawleys Island, SC and were active members of the Precious Blood RC Church from 1996 until moving to Virginia in 2012.
He is survived by wife Brenda; children Maureen Malloy of West Chester, PA, Patrick Purtell of Arlington, VA, Michael & Jennifer Purtell of Glenside, PA, Jeremy & Jessica Purtell of Alexandria, VA, Meghan & Stu Ballatt of Mountainside, NJ and Dan & Jill Purtell of Arlington, VA; grandchildren Timothy, Christopher & Daniel Jeremiah Malloy, Margaret, Jeremiah “Jake” & Matthew Purtell, Genevieve & Jeremiah “Jack” Ballatt, Michael & Melissa Purtell and Josephine & Henry Purtell.
He was pre-deceased by his brother Thomas Purtell of Johnstown, PA and his sister Margaret Purtell of Gainesville, FL.
A memorial mass will be announced in the near future to allow family & friends to celebrate his life.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St Jude’s Childrens Hospital.

Published in The Sun News on July 28, 2013


Purtell, Jeremiah “Jeff” [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/myrtlebeachonline/guestbook.aspx?n=jeremiah-purtell&pid=166003372&cid=full#sthash.Rtk8qzJY.dpbs

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Dear John,

Jeremiah is a member of the great Class of 1953.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Sorry for your loss; I know that Obits in my class year make me nuts.]

Purtell, Jeremiah “Jeff” [MC1953 RIP]

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