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JOBIT: Brohel, Edward R. [MC1953 RIP]



Edward R. Brohel
January 14, 1932 – October 6, 2014
Posted: Thursday, October 9, 2014 3:16 pm

PLATTSBURGH – Edward R. Brohel, 82, of Plattsburgh, died peacefully at home on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, from complications of Parkinson’s Disease. Born Jan. 14, 1932, in Brooklyn, he was the son of the late Margaret McGee and the late Edward Brohel.

Edward started grade school in Woodhaven and continued his secondary education at Bishop Loughlin High School in Brooklyn in 1946, where he met his lifelong friend Edmund Egan on day one. Edward went on to pursue history and art history, graduating from Manhattan College, and furthering his studies at Brooklyn College and NYU Graduate School.

From a tender age, Ed lived a life filled with art and music. He first taught art, at the age of 14, to a group of public school students gathered around his family’s dining room table, and to his mother’s chagrin, used the living room as the venue for his first ever curated show. When he collected his students’ small fees, he financed his very first opera subscription.

Edward’s professional work began in earnest at the Doris Meltzer Gallery in New York, followed by co-ownership of galleries in New York and Washington with potter Jill Hinkley. His teaching of art and architectural studies at NYU, and St. Peter’s College, New Jersey, were the springboard to his academic career.

His deep commitment to art led him to SUNY Plattsburgh, where in 1978 he became Director of the Plattsburgh State Art Museum, living his passion for the next 30 years. During that time, the College’s collection grew from 500 to 8000 pieces, with the Student Association becoming a committed partner in the acquisition of art on campus. Their participation and friendship were a never ending source of joy to Ed throughout his tenure. Teaching held a special place in his heart – his mind was attuned to the unusual fusion of the artistic, historical and political realms, and the sharing of his ideas inspired not only students, but all those who spent time in his company.

In addition to expanding the Meisel Collection, the Student Association Collection, the Nina Winkel Collection and the Slatkin Study Room and Collection, and inaugurating the Holocaust Memorial, new galleries were established: the Rockwell Kent Gallery, the Hans and Vera Hirsch Collection, the Louise Norton Room, and the Winkel Sculpture Court.

His vision of art as central to human understanding became a part of the whole Plattsburgh community when, with co-curator Don Osborne, Ed began the Sculpture Park. Installation of large sculptural works on the lawns of the College changed the landscape of the College, and the ways in which people of Plattsburgh came to visualize art.

Ed served as Chairman of the State University of New York Art Gallery Directors and, from 1984 until 1992, he produced the Educated Eye , a publication of the Albany Museum’s study of the holdings of the State University of New York art collections. From 1993 to 1997, Ed chaired the Plattsburgh State Faculty Senate, and was awarded the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service. He also received the College Council Distinguished Service Award and the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities. Along with the Council on the Arts for Clinton County, Ed curated and presented the WCFE Arts Auction for many years.

Ed retired from the College in 2008, but remained active in the art community. He then had more time to spend with his beloved Bette – they loved to travel, visit New York museums, watch ballet, listen to Sunday afternoon concerts in Montreal, and welcome friends to their beautiful home. On Sept. 17, 2013, he and his wife were honored for their joint service to the College by the dedication of the Edward and Bette Brohel, Museum Without Walls, which places works of art in public spaces throughout the campus.


Brohel, Edward R. [MC???? RIP] 

Guestbook: http://www.rwwalkerfh.com/sitemaker/sites/WALKER1/obit.cgi?page=documents&user_id=1433094&MAIN_EVENT=MEMSOL&SUB_EVENT=SIGN_GUESTBOOK

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Brohel, Edward R. [MC1953 RIP]

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

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JFOUND: Junius Kellogg, Junius [MC1953 RIP]



2014 09 27 junius

Harlem Globetrotter star Wilt Chamberlain offers a ball to former Brooklyn Dodger catcher Roy Campanella and former Manhattan College basketball player Junius Kellogg during the Globetrotter-Philadelphia Spas game at Madison Square Garden.

Image and commentary via Robert’s Black Heritage Page.soulbrotherv2Follow

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JHQ: Kellogg, Junius [MC1953 RIP] Toscano, Lisa [MC1979] 2014 MAAC Honor Roll



Junius Kellogg ’53, Lisa Toscano ’79 Named to MAAC Honor Roll

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[JR: I don’t report on “sports” because GOJASPERS does it better than I ever could. But this is NEWS. Hence I call it to your attention here. (There are some alums who care not a wit about “sports”.)]

Kellogg, Junius [MC1953 RIP]

Toscano, Lisa [MC1979]

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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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