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JOBIT: Ciskanik, Martin Joseph [MC1954 RIP]



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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]

Guestbook: Same link

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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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JOBIT: Sepulveda, Ralph R. [MC1954 RIP]


Ralph R. Sepulveda

Sepulveda, Ralph R.

Ralph R. Sepulveda, entered into eternal rest on October 23, 2013. He was 82. Born on April 11, 1931, the only child of Ralph D. and Marie (Patron) Sepulveda, in the Inwood section of Manhattan. He attended Good Shepherd Elementary School, Manhattan Prep., and Manhattan College where he received a B.S.Degree in Chemistry in 1954. He then entered the U.S. Army as an enlisted man, earned the designation of Medical Specialist and served in Reykjavik, Iceland until 1956.

He was employed by Lever Brothers for 35 years as a Development Scientist where he was granted numerous U.S. and foreign patents.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Nee Mulligan, who he married on June 22, 1957 at St. Simon Stock R.C. Church in the Bronx, NY. He also leaves 8 children and their spouses, Richard, (Kathy), David (Anna Marie), Deidre (Sal), Andrew (Lisa), Denis (Daniela), Dorothea (Steven), Douglas (Jennifer), and Donna (Brendan), and 21 grandchildren, Kristine, Tristen,Alexandra, Mary, James, Sara, Clare, Megan, Julia, Emily, Ryan, John, Michael, Erin, Charles, Natalie, Kelly,, Audrey, Gabriella, Eleanor, and Sean.

Ralph was a faithful member of Sacred Heart Parish for 45 years and was a member of secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity. He was a daily communicant and altar server. He was also an Eucharistic Minister in the parish and at Good Samaritan Hospital.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated will be held on Monday at 10:00 AM at Sacred Heart Church in Suffern. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, NY. Friends may call on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Scarr Funeral Home, Route 202, Suffern. In lieu of flowers, donations to Tagaste Monastery or Sacred Heart Church in Suffern.

Published in the The Journal News on Oct. 25, 2013


Sepulveda, Ralph R. [MC1954 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/lohud/guestbook.aspx?n=ralph-sepulveda&pid=167684617&cid=full

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JOBIT: Dono, Francis V. [MC1954 RIP]


Dr. Francis V. Dono

Dr. Francis V. Dono, DO, passed away unexpectedly after a brief illness on Sunday, July 14, 2013 at McConnell Heart Hospital.

Dr. Dono is survived by his devoted wife of 56 years, Mrs. Marilyn P. Dono; his beloved daughter, Ms. Mari Kay Dono of Columbus, OH; and his beloved son and daughter-in-law, Francis E. and Leanna Murphy Dono of Durham, NC. He is survived by three cousins, Mrs. Marie Vetere of Staten Island, NY, Mrs. Anna Capalbo and Ms. Margaret Motola of Brooklyn, NY in addition to many close relatives and friends.

The son of the late Mary and Vincent Dono of Brooklyn, NY, Dr. Dono was a graduate of Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY and received his D.O. degree in 1958 from the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines, IA. After his internship, Dr. Dono completed two residency programs at Doctors Hospital: OB/GYN in 1961 and Surgery in 1964. Later that same year, he began group practice as an Obstetrician/Gynecologist, and a member of the Doctors Hospital Medical Staff. Dr. Dono was named Chief Medical Officer/Executive Vice-President, Medical Affairs in 1989 and then served six years as Medical Director, Patient Safety and Quality and Ambulatory Services (the position from which he retired in 2012).

During his 22-year tenure, he developed a strong patient safety culture at Doctors Hospital and led efforts throughout the system to dramatically improve patient safety. Throughout his professional career, Dr. Dono was a pioneer in the cause for patient safety and his leadership was instrumental in helping OhioHealth, the Columbus community and our nation in the development of strong safety standards and practices. In recognition of his outstanding leadership, Dr. Dono was awarded the William C. Kelley Safety Leadership Award in May 2007.

Dr. Dono was a member of the American Osteopathic Association, Ohio Osteopathic Association, Columbus Academy of Osteopathic Medicine, Senior Member – American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Senior Member – American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, Academy of Osteopathic Directors of Medical Education and Catholic Medical Association. Dr. Dono will be well-remembered among his colleagues for his passionate commitment to the education and continuous development of young physicians in order to provide excellent patient care.

For that reason, he proudly served in teaching and clinical roles in the Department of OB/GYN, The Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ohio University and was an adjunct clinical professor working to recruit and train medical students. In the past few years, Dr. Dono was instrumental in the creation of The Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Diversity program in cooperation with OhioHealth to train and develop additional primary care physicians who would serve Ohio’s most vulnerable communities.

Dr. Dono was a lifelong Roman Catholic, member of St. Andrew Parish and served on the Board of Trustees for the Pontifical College Josephinum until April 2013. For their stewardship and devoted service to the development of young priests, Dr. and Mrs. Dono were the first recipients of the Pope Leo XIII Good Shepherd award in October 2010. Dr. Dono was a Knight of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta and a Knight of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem.

Among his friends and loved ones, Dr. Dono was a pillar of the community, always leading with compassion and dignity, advocating for quality health care for all. He was a member of the SERRA Club, active volunteer and board member of the Women’s Care Center of Columbus, Inc. and volunteer with J.O.I.N. (the Joint Organization for Inner-City Needs), an organization that provides material needs for low income families in Franklin County and functions under Catholic Charities of the Catholic Diocese of Columbus.

Visitors may call at EGAN-RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 4661 Kenny Road, Columbus OH 43220 on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 1899 McCoy Road, Columbus, OH 43220. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Dr. Dono may be sent to: Pontifical College Josephinum; The Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ohio University; J.O.I.N or the Women’s Care Center of Columbus, Inc.

Published in The Columbus Dispatch from July 16 to July 17, 2013


Dono, Francis V. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/dispatch/guestbook.aspx?n=francis-dono&pid=165866161&cid=full

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Dono, Francis V. [MC1954 RIP]

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JOBIT: Sullivan, Thomas P. [MC1954 RIP]


Thomas P. Sullivan

Thomas P. Sullivan

STONE RIDGE- Thomas P. Sullivan, 81, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at the KingstonHospital.

Born Nov. 9, 1931 in Bronx, he was the son of the late Joseph V. Sullivan and Elizabeth Patterson Sullivan. He was a graduate of Manhattan Prep and Manhattan College (1954) with a bachelors degree in Civil Engineering. A Veteran of the U.S. Army (1954-1956) he served in Panama.

He was a licensed Professional Engineer and a partner with Raamot Associates, Manhattan, for 35 years. He moved his family to Stone Ridge in 1976 and continued to work in N.Y.C. and world wide as a consultant. He was a member of ASCE.

He was an avid skier and passed his love of skiing onto his children and granddaughters. He appreciated classical music, exploring new restaurants, and traveling the world. He also enjoyed his family, watching football, and walks through the woods.

Thomas is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Judy M. Strong Sullivan; sons, Brian Sullivan of Stone Ridge; William Sullivan and partner Fatima Caetano, of Stone Ridge and Uberlandia, Brazil; daughters, Mary Maurer and her husband Erik Maurer, of Portsmouth, N.H., Alice Sullivan and partner Jason Vogel of Talkeetna, Alaska; granddaughters, Charlotte, Keating and Madigan Maurer; sisters, Elizabeth Grossman of Roscoe, N.Y., Margaret and Brad Lewis of Jefferson Valley, N.Y.; brother, John and Joyce Sullivan of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life will be held, Tuesday, Dec. 11th at Christ the King Church,3021 Route 213 East, Stone Ridge, N.Y. Viewing at 10 a.m. in the church chapel, service at 11 a.m. followed by burial at Fairview Cemetery, Stone Ridge. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rondout Valley Food Pantry, 3021 Route 213 East, Stone Ridge, N.Y., 12484 and the Marbletown Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 323, High Falls, N.Y., 12440.(www.GJ MoylanFuneralHome.com)

Published in the Daily Freeman on December 9, 2012


Sullivan, Thomas P. [MC1954 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/dailyfreeman/guestbook.aspx?n=thomas-sullivan&pid=161577074&cid=full

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JOBIT: Panetta, Charles Anthony [MC1954 RIP]


Dr. Charles Anthony Panetta

Panetta, Dr. Charles Anthony

OXFORD, Miss. Dr. Charles Anthony Panetta, 80, died Sunday, September 23, 2012 at Allen Morgan Health Center in Memphis, Tenn.

Survivors include his wife, Alicia Panetta of Oxford; two sons, Lawrence Michael Panetta and his wife, Adell of Ashburn, Va. and John Carl Panetta and his wife, Clayann of Memphis; four grandchildren, Margaret Adell, Christopher Rocco, Anna Clay and Joshua Charles and three sisters, Anna Zumbo, Rosemary Daly and Marian Neil all of Albany.

Born in Albany, Dr. Panetta was a 1950 graduate of Christian Brothers Academy in Albany. During his youth, he worked at his family’s well-known Albany restaurant, Panetta’s Restaurant, a favorite among locals for great Italian food. He continued his education at Manhattan College in New York City where he received his bachelor of science in biology and went on to earn his Ph.D in chemistry from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy.

He remained in New York working in Syracuse with Bristol-Myers where he contributed and was named on the patent of the drug, Ampicillin. He served his post-doctoral position at MIT in Boston from 1965 to 1967. Following the completion of his education, he moved to Oxford where he taught chemistry at the University of Mississippi and retired in 1999 as professor emeritus.

He enjoyed spending time outdoors, was an avid bicyclist and was meticulous in tending to his camellia plants, many of which still produce beautiful blooms, which he planted and grew around his home. Dr. Panetta loved classical music and was especially fond of the opera.

Dr. Panetta was preceded in death by a sister, Catherine Burke, and a brother, Joseph Panetta. A funeral Mass will be held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, in Oxford on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 1 p.m. with Father Joe Tonos officiating. Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 26, 2012 from 4 to 6 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with a rosary service to follow at 6 p.m. A graveside service will be Monday, October 1, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Holy Cross Cemetery in Pensacola, Fla. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Memorial contributions in Dr. Panetta’s memory may be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church Building Fund, 416 South 5th Street, Oxford, MS 38655 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905.

For further information, or to sign an online guestbook, please visit wallerfuneralhome.com or call (662) 234-7971.

Published in Albany Times Union on September 25, 2012


Panetta, Charles Anthony [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/timesunion-albany/guestbook.aspx?n=charles-panetta&pid=160100240&cid=full

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.] 

Panetta, Charles Anthony [MC1954 RIP]

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