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JOBIT: Kelley, George L. [MC1954 RIP]



George L. Kelley

Kelley, George L.

George L. Kelley, 82, of Yorktown Heights, NY, passed away peacefully on May 28, 2014. George was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend. George graduated Cardinal Hayes High School in 1950, and Manhattan College in 1954 with a BBA in Marketing. George served in the U.S. Navy at the U.S. Naval Air Station in Brooklyn, NY, from 1950-1962. George was in active duty from Nov. 61 – Nov. 62, six months of which he was deployed to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

George married Joan Trusch in 1958 and raised four daughters. He was a sales representative for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company in Scarsdale, NY, from 1956-1992, where he received many citations and awards. George was a devoted parishioner of St. Patrick’s Church in Yorktown for 50 years.

George enjoyed playing rounds of golf with his friends, trips to Atlantic City with his wife Joan, walking in the park, putsing around the yard, and spending time with his family. He was a wonderful provider, and made a nice life for his family in Yorktown Heights.

George is survived by his wife, Joan; his children Kathleen Manero, Patricia Ellis, Eileen Kelley, and Caroline Gove; his sons-in-law Chris Manero, David Ellis, and Russell Gove; and his seven grandchildren Allie, Corey, Marie, Maggie, Andrew, Daniel and James.

Calling hours will be at Clark Funeral Home in Yorktown, Sunday, June 1st from 3:00-6:00pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, June 2nd, 10:00 am at St. Patricks New Church in Yorktown. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project: woundedwarriorproject.org.

Published in the The Journal News on May 31, 2014


Kelley, George L. [MC1954 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/lohud/george-l-kelley-condolences/171177695?cid=full#sthash.yA3VnnSF.dpbs

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

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JOBIT: Blose, Anthony Philip [MC1954 RIP]



Anthony Philip Blose (1932 – 2014)

Anthony Philip Blose, 82, died May 21, 2014, at HPH Hospice in Brooksville, Florida.

Mr. Blose was born May 9, 1932, in Yonkers, New York, to Anthony and Philomena (Bove) Blose. He was their first child. He attended Gorton High School in Yonkers, New York. He continued his education at Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York, graduating in 1954 with a degree in business administration. He was a star athlete in both high school and college, playing varsity baseball and basketball. He also played minor league baseball in New England during his college summers.

After graduating college, Mr. Blose married his childhood sweetheart, Theresa Maddalo, and entered the U.S. Army. His new bride joined him during his 18-month deployment to Germany, where their son Anthony was born. After leaving the Army, Mr. Blose began a 34-year career with the phone company, working for N.Y. Telephone, NYNEX, and Verizon. He retired as an assistant vice president of Verizon in 1991.

During his retirement years, he and his wife divided their time between homes in Woodloch Springs Country Club in Hawley, Pennsylvania, and Southern Woods Country Club in Homosassa, Florida. Mr. and Mrs. Blose enjoyed 60 years of married life together, and were blessed with three daughters after the birth of their son, Janet, Theresa, and Elizabeth. He and his wife were both avid golfers, playing courses in all 50 states as well as in Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and Mexico.

He is survived by his loving wife; four children; and nine grandchildren. He leaves two brothers, Philip and Robert; and his sister, Barbara Spear.

Arrangements were with Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa. Burial took place at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.

Published in Citrus County Chronicle on May 28, 2014


Blose, Anthony Philip [MC1954 RIP] 

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/chronicleonline/anthony-philip-blose-condolences/171139628?cid=full#sthash.C5EdIK4G.dpbs

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Dear John,

I believe that Anthony is a member of the Class of 1954 and his son Anthony, Jr is a member of the class of 1979.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Blose, Anthony Jr. [MC1979]

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

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JOBIT: Haggerty, Jeremiah (Jerry) Michael [MC1954 RIP]



Jeremiah (Jerry) Haggerty
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Haggerty, Jeremiah (Jerry)

Jeremiah (Jerry) Michael Haggerty, 83 of New City, NY, passed away on 5/18/14 at his home in the presence of his beloved wife Kathleen, six children and sixteen grandchildren.

He was born on January 19, 1931 to Michael and Margaret (Callaghan) Haggerty, who had both emigrated from Kilgarvan, County Kerry, Ireland to NYC in 1919. He was predeceased by his father (1934), mother (1986) and his brother Michael (2004).

He grew up on Melrose Ave. and Jerry’s mother always called her sons the “best two boys from the Bronx”. Jerry attended La Salle Academy in Manhattan on a basketball scholarship. He attended Manhattan College and graduated with a mathematics degree in 1954 and later received his Master’s degree from Columbia University.

Jerry also served in the military and was stationed in Japan. When he returned, he was a math professor at Manhattan College.

Jerry met the love of his life, Kathleen Frances Hurley in 1957. They were married on August 23, 1958 and settled in the Bronx. Later, they moved to Valley Cottage, NY and Jerry became head of the Math Department at Tappan Zee High School, where he taught for 35 years. He was also the principal of the summer school program for many years. Teaching was his passion, and he influenced countless students who shared his love of math.

Jerry is survived by his six children: Susan (Thomas O’Connor), Michael (Jody Cuccia), Joan (Patrick Fitzmaurice), Stephen (Angela McQuade), Jeannine (Phillip Ratchford), Barbara (Zannetti) and his sixteen grandchildren: Alaina, Colin, Jennifer, Emily, Daniel, Taylor, Brian, Michael, Katie, Kira, Julia, Conor, Shannon, CJ, Christian and Mia.

Jerry enjoyed home improvement projects, his beloved Brooklyn Dodgers, tending his vegetable garden, and spending time with his grandchildren. His incredible legacy will live on through his family. He set the bar very high for all who were graced to know him. He lived his life by four simple principles: faith, honesty, integrity and family and his children and grandchildren live their lives with him as their role model.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 3PM to 8 PM at Higgins Funeral Home in Congers. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11:30 AM on Thursday at St. Augustine’s R.C. Church followed by interment at Frederick Loescher Veterans Memorial Cemetery, New Hempstead. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the United Hospice of Rockland, 11 Stokum Lane, New City, NY 10956 or the National MS Society.

Michael J. Higgins Funeral Service Inc. 113 Lake Road East Congers, NY 10920 (845) 268-6665 http://www.mjhigginscongers.com

Published in the The Journal News on May 20, 2014


Haggerty, Jeremiah (Jerry) Michael [MC1954 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/lohud/jeremiah-haggerty-jerry-condolences/171072807?cid=full#sthash.S4TXqWVz.dpbs

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

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JOBIT: Massaro, Anthony [MC1954 RIP]



Dr. Anthony Massaro

Massaro, Dr. Anthony

Dr. Anthony Massaro, 79, of Melbourne, Florida, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 17 at 11:00 am, at the Brick Church Cemetery in Spring Valley, NY.

Anthony was born May 5, 1934 in New York City, NY to Joseph and Philapina Massaro. He graduated from Manhattan College and the State University of New York, Down-State Medical Center. He completed residencies at Bronx Veterans Administration Hospital, Bronx Municipal Hospital and Memorial Hospital. He married the former Marilyn Jones of Garden City New York and raised his family in Suffern New York, Mississauga Ontario and Prince Edward Island, Canada. Anthony practiced medicine at Good Samaritan Hospital and served multiple terms as the President of the Board of Health for Rockland County, New York. He was a tireless advocate for public health issues throughout his life.

Anthony is survived by his two sons, Joseph Massaro of Flagler Beach, FL and Christopher Massaro (Michele) of St. Michaels, MD, three grandsons, Anthony, Christopher and William; and daughter Felicia Massaro of Oklahoma City, OK. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, and his wife Marilyn Massaro (Jones).

Published in the The Journal News on May 6, 2014


Massaro, Anthony [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/lohud/anthony-massaro-condolences/170924533?cid=full#sthash.bUfnWS2s.dpbs

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Dear John,

I believe that Anthony is a member of the Class of 1954.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Massaro, Anthony [MC1954 RIP]

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

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JOBIT: Ciskanik, Martin Joseph [MC1954 RIP]



News | Obituaries
Martin Ciskanik, 2012 Outstanding Older Adult Volunteer
Navy veteran and retired financial advisor. Obituary and service information from Loudoun Funeral Chapels.
Posted by Greg Hambrick (Editor) , February 19, 2014 at 03:05 PM

Mr. Martin Joseph Ciskanik, age 81 of Leesburg, Virginia was called by God and died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, February 15, 2014.

Martin was born on April 16, 1932 in Bronx, New York. He was a son of the late John August Ciskanik and the late Catherine Baierwalter Ciskanik. He was the husband of the late Suzanne Copin Ciskanik.

After moving to Queens County, Martin attended Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, earned an engineering degree from Manhattan College and served his country in the United States Navy.

To help raise his growing family in Rockville Centre, Martin embarked upon a career that spanned nearly 40 years as Financial Advisor at several Wall Street firms. Reflecting a love of service that was close to his heart, he served his St. Agnes Cathedral parish as president of the Nocturnal Adoration Society for nearly 30 years and volunteered for years as landscape manager at the Little Sisters of the Poor convent near his childhood home.

Following his retirement to Virginia, Martin remained active in local community. He volunteered at the Catholic Charities office in Leesburg, Virginia for which he was recognized publicly in 2012 by the Board of Supervisors and the Chamber of Commerce as Outstanding Older Adult Volunteer.

He was a member of St. John the Apostle Catholic Church.

He leaves his family to cherish his memory including his sons, Robert Ciskanik, Lawrence Ciskanik, John Ciskanik, Thomas Ciskanik, Paul Ciskanik and daughter, Catherine Muskett; 29 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, cousins, other family and friends.

The family will receive guests on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 from 6 to 8 pm at the Loudoun Funeral Chapel, 158 Catoctin Circle, SE, Leesburg, VA.

In the sure hope of resurrection on the last day, a Mass for Christian burial will celebrated at 10 am on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, 55 Oak Crest Manor Drive, Leesburg, VA 20176.

Interment will follow in St. Johns Cemetery, Leesburg, VA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Little Sisters of the Poor, 11030 2021st Street, Queens Village, New York 11429.


Ciskanik, Martin Joseph [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.loudounfuneralchapel.com/obituaries/Martin-Ciskanik/

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Dear John,

I believe that Martin is a member of the Class of 1954.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Ciskanik, Martin Joseph [MC1954 RIP]

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JFOUND: Hammer, Edward E. [MC1954 RIP] cited as “Father of CFL Bulbs” Inventor



Brief History About The Father of CFL Bulbs Inventor

Edward E. Hammer(December 27, 1931 – July 16, 2012)

Personal profile:

One person who could see the need for change was Edward E. Hammer, a retired General Electric engineer who invented compact fluorescent while working at the company in the 1970s.


He received his bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College.



The world has witnessed remarkable progress in the development of electrical light sources. Since 1980, the main source of the light was incandescent bulbs. His technological contributions in incandescent, fluorescent and HID light sources earned him over 35 patents. CFL Bulb Manufacturers in Delhi The increasing energy costs have made Hammer’s invention a quickly growing part of the consumer market. Early in his career Hammer worked directly under Richard Thayer, Hammer served as group coordinator for several successful energy saving projects, such as the F-40 Watt Miser lamp, which consisted of the standard linear four-foot T12 bulb. Hammer was interested in determining if he could develop a fluorescent lamp that might replace the incandescent light bulbs used in portable lamps. However, the idea of manufacturing a helical fluorescent tubing lamp had to be approved by management.

Household CFLs much efficient on 13 to 25 watts of energy, far less than 60- to 100-watt traditional bulbs, and thus have become a popular dividsion with consumers trying to diminish the energy costs.

GE assigned Hammer to work on energy efficient bulbs at its labs in Nela Park, Ohio, during the first U.S. energy crisis in the mid-’70s. CFL Manufacturers in India His first invention was a standard-shaped 40-watt fluorescent lamp, called the F-40 Watt Miser, in 1973. He changed the gas used in manufacturing of lamps and tweaked various components inside the lamp.

Next came the CFL bulbs; these Bulbs and fluorescent light, however, are not a mixture of natural . Fluorescent lights are ordinarily tube-shaped. Curving them into a bulb shape creates reflective losses, i.e. light that shines from one part of the tube gets deflected by a nearby spiral.

Through a lot of trial and error, he came up with a way to space the spirals far enough apart to minimize losses without also losing a bulb-like shape. Many manufacturers have tried different designs, but the shape Hammer coined remains dominant.

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Hammer, Edward E. [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

I believe that Edward is a member of the Class of 1954.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Hammer, Edward E. [MC1954 RIP]

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JOBIT: Hart, John C. “Jack” [MC1954 RIP]



In Memory of
John C. Hart
April 28, 1931 – January 28, 2014

John C. “Jack” Hart, of Fall River, passed away January 28, 2014 at the age of 82. He was the husband of Joan M. (Canole) Hart to whom he had been married for 55 years.

He was born in Fall River, the son of the late Angela (Greene) Hart and James D. Hart. John was a graduate of Coyle High School and Manhattan College, NY, Class of 54′. He joined the Marine Corps in 1954 and was honorably discharged in 1959. He also served on the Promotion Board of the Marine Corps in Washington DC. After retiring from the Marine Corps he served as Commanding Officer of the 1st 155 Howitzer Battalion in Providence, RI.

John taught at Diman Regional Vocational High School where he coached baseball and basketball and served as the school’s first Athletic Director. After leaving Diman, John became Juvenile Probation Officer at Fall River District Court until his retirement in 1993.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his six children, Jayne T. (Hart) St. Pierre and her husband Paul of Mattapoisett, Stephen M. Hart and his wife Pamela of Auburn, ME, John C. Hart Jr. of Somerset, Carlin Hart and his wife Katie of Oak Bluffs, Paul B. Hart of Fall River and MaryEllen (Hart) Yalmokas and her husband Kevin of West Barnstable; a brother Joseph Hart of Fall River; 12 grandchildren, Kathryne St. Pierre Hall, William St. Pierre, Andrew St. Pierre, Abigail Hart, Jack Hart, Cadet Patrick Hart, Jennifer Hart, Kailyn Hart, Paul Hart Jr., Matthew Hart, Joseph Yalmokas and Emma Yalmokas and several nieces and nephews.

John was predeceased by his brother James D. Hart Jr. and sisters Janet Fontaine and Joan Benevides.

His funeral will be held on Friday, January 31, 2014 at 8am from the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME OF MEMORIAL TRIBUTE AT CHERRY PLACE, 178 Winter St., Fall River followed by his funeral mass at 9am in Holy Name Church, 709 Hanover St., Fall River. Visiting hours will be Thursday from 4 to 7PM. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Fall River.


Hart, John C. “Jack” [MC1954 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/DignityMemorial/guestbook.aspx?n=john-hart&pid=169381418

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MEMAIL: Widow of Del Gaudio, Walter Sr. [MC1954 RIP] sends thanks


JOBIT: Del Gaudio, Walter Sr. [MC1954 RIP]


Dr. Walter Del Gaudio Sr. of Dallas passed away Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township, surrounded by his family.

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/citizensvoice/guestbook.aspx?n=walter-del-gaudio&pid=168511881&cid=full#sthash.j8Kk9KQc.dpbs

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Message from Patti Del Gaudio ,

Thank you for your expression of sympathy. Walter was proud to be an alumnus of Manhattan College

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JOBIT: Del Gaudio, Walter Sr. [MC1954 RIP]



Walter Del Gaudio Sr.

Dr. Walter Del Gaudio Sr. of Dallas passed away Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township, surrounded by his family.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Henry and Helen Matteo Del Gaudio.

He was a graduate of New Utrecht High School, New York City, and Manhattan College, where he received the physics and math awards for academic excellence.

He received his medical degree from State University of New York Downstate Medical School, and completed residencies at King’s County Hospital of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Strong Memorial Hospital of Rochester, N.Y. He was board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine and anesthesiology.

He served as a U.S. Air Force captain during the Vietnam War.

For many years while residing in New York City, he was a police surgeon for the New York City Police Department.

He was a skilled and caring physician who practiced pulmonary, critical care medicine, and anesthesiology in the Wyoming Valley for many years, as well as having served as professor of anesthesiology at the University of Rochester after completing his residency there.

Preceding him in death were his brothers, Vincent and Ernest Del Gaudio, and sisters, Anna Cassara and Tootsie Giordano.

Surviving are his wife of 27 years, the former Patricia Parrish; children, Lisa Del Gaudio, Forty Fort; Leslie Del Gaudio, Dallas; Dr. Lori Del Gaudio, Dallas; Dr. Walter Del Gaudio Jr. and his wife, Kavita, Shavertown; and Marisa Del Gaudio, Dallas; grandchildren, Matthew Brunn, Luke, Jake, Alex and Mia Del Gaudio and Audrey Del Gaudio; father-in-law, George Parrish; sisters-in-law, Antoinette Del Gaudio, Edith Del Gaudio and Betty Parrish; nieces and nephews; and many loving friends and neighbors. He is also survived by his beloved dog, Daphne.

The family wishes to thank the Geisinger Wyoming Valley nursing and medical staffs for exceptional care during his illness and special caregivers, Megan and Melissa.

A Blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Metcalfe-Shaver-Kopcza Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, with the Rev. Joseph Kearney of St. Benedict’s Parish, Wilkes-Barre, officiating.

Interment will be at the convenience of the family.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society , 712 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor, PA 18517, or a charity of the donor’s choice .

Published in Citizens’ Voice on Dec. 13, 2013


Del Gaudio, Walter Sr. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/citizensvoice/guestbook.aspx?n=walter-del-gaudio&pid=168511881&cid=full#sthash.j8Kk9KQc.dpbs

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I believe that Walter is a member of the Class of 1954.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Del Gaudio, Walter Sr. [MC1954 RIP]

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Message from Patti Del Gaudio ,
Thank you for your expression of sympathy. Walter was proud to be an alumnus of Manhattan College

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JOBIT: Haase, Richard Joseph [MC1954 RIP]



In Memory of
Richard Joseph Haase
October 6, 1932 – December 6, 2013

Haase, Richard Joseph

October 6, 1932 – December 6, 2013

Richard Joseph Haase, 81, passed away peacefully in his Sarasota home on Friday morning, surrounded by family. Richard is predeceased by his parents Charles and Kathleen Haase and his brother Charles Haase Jr.

Richard was born in Manhattan, NY to Charles and Kathleen “Kitty” Haase, and was the youngest of three children; brothers Charles and James. Richard attended St. Anne’s Academy High School and graduated from Manhattan College. His first job out of college was with the Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River, MD. He enjoyed a short career with the CIA designing communications equipment, which gave him the opportunity to live and travel to countries such as Turkey, Germany, and Israel. He retired from Lockheed Martin/L3 Communications after 33 years where he worked as a Senior Principal Engineer.

In 1955, he married and had four children, Richard Jr., James “Jim”, Christine “Tina”, and Peter. Post his wife Christine Peña’s passing, Richard was blessed to have found love again and married Jeanette Eyster in 1996. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and The Knights of Columbus. He had a very successful and rewarding life. Richard especially loved spending time with family and friends. He displayed tremendous bravery during his short battle with lung cancer and will be fondly remembered for his gentle caring nature, charming personality and great sense of humor.

He leaves behind his loving wife, Jeanette, of seventeen years; children Richard Haase, Jr., James Haase, Tina (Don) White, Peter Haase, Tena (JR) Wilson, Bobby (Charlotte) Walkup; brother James (Anna Marie) Haase and sister-in-law Patricia Haase; grandchildren Donald (Christine) White, Theresa (Christopher) Hoegstrom, Tyler White, Andrew Haase, Caitlynn Haase, Jennifer, Coby, and Missy; great-grandchildren Mia, Ben, Travis, Alex, and Halle; and many nieces and nephews; all of whom he loved dearly.

Visitation will be held at Palms-Robarts Funeral Home on Friday, December 13th from 4-7pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick Catholic Church on Saturday, December 14th at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Richard’s memory to Tidewell Hospice. Condolences may be offered at http://www.palmsrobartsfuneralhome.com.


Haase, Richard Joseph [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

I believe that Richard is a member of the Class of 1954.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Haase, Richard Joseph [MC1954 RIP]

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