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JEMAIL: Vyskocil, Thomas Joseph Sr. [MC1957 RIP] on 2015-Nov-04 by Mallanda, John (MC1967)



Attached is the obituary of my Cousin, Tom Vyskocil, Class of 1957.  Tom grew up in 93rd Street in the Yorkville section of Manhattan.  Tom attended Cardinal Hayes High School (1953) and Manhattan College. Tom was instrumental in directing me to Engineering instead of pure science when I went to Manhattan.  RIP. 

John Mallanda
Class of 1967

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Thomas Joseph Vyskocil, Sr.

On Wednesday, November 4, 2015, of Rockville, MD, formerly of New York City.

Beloved husband for 49 years of Maureen A. Vyskocil; father of Tommy Vyskocil (Jennifer), Kathy Curtis (Glynn) and Eileen Vyskocil; brother of George Vyskocil (Florence) and the late Gerard Vyskocil (Kay). Also survived by five grandchildren, Ryan, Alexandra, Logan, Gavin and Dylan and other loving family and friends.

Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard West, Silver Spring, MD, (Valet Parking), Monday, November 9, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial Mass will be offered at St. Peter’s Church, 2900 Sandy Spring Road, Olney, MD, on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to The Washington Home & Community Hospices, Charitable Gifts Department, 3720 Upton Street, NW, Washington, DC 20016. 

Funeral Home
Francis J. Collins Funeral Home, Inc.
500 University Blvd. West
Silver Spring, MD 20901

Published in The Washington Post on Nov. 7, 2015


Vyskocil, Thomas Joseph Sr. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/washingtonpost/thomas-j-vyskocil-condolences/176377420?cid=full

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

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Dear John,

          I find  my ‘stuff’ indicates that Thomas is a member of the Class of 1958.

           May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JOBIT: Murphy, Robert F. [MC1957 RIP] on 2015-Oct-12



Robert Murphy
1935 – 2015

ALBANY – Robert F. Murphy passed away on Monday, October 12 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, NY surrounded by his loving family.

He was 80 Years old. Born on July 17, 1935 in Albany, NY, he was the son of the late Francis and Helen Ryan Murphy. Bob was an exceptional athlete, excelling in basketball and baseball for CBA High School. From there he received a full scholarship to Manhattan College where he excelled at both sports. His college basketball home court was Madison Square Garden, where he and his teammates faced several future NBA players.

Upon graduation from college Bob received an offer to play for the Boston Redsoxs and was a territorial draft pick for the New York Knicks. He decided to start his career as an educator and coach in the capital district. He was a beloved coach for various varsity teams in the area including CBA, Cohoes, Albany and finally Saratoga Springs. Bob worked for the Saratoga Springs School District for over 27 years as an assistant principal and coach for several of their athletic teams.

Upon his retirement in 1992 from the school district, Mr. Murphy took employment with Saratoga County as the DWI Coordinator and Director and was still active with that position.

Mr. Murphy was a long time member of the McGregor Links Country Club and was Club Champion in 1986 and Senior Club Champion in 2009. It was there you would find Bob on Saturdays and Sundays for his early morning tee times and all the various McGregor Links events.

Bob is predeceased by his beloved mother Helen, father Francis and his grandson Thomas John Murphy. Survivors include his wife of over 30 years, Melanie; sons, Thomas R. Murphy (Saratoga Springs, NY), James P. Murphy (Saratoga Springs, NY); daughter, Karen (Steven) Hefter (Hughesville, MD); step daughters, Lisa Thomas (Saratoga Springs, NY), Kim (Alex) Fiore (Miami, FL), Carol Pollett (Saratoga Springs, NY); brother William (Kathy) Murphy, Chicago, Il; grandchildren, Alicia, Lauren, Olivia, Matthew, Keegan, Kennedy, Cody, Chad, Nicole, Jordan, Steven, Erica, Kelly, Billy; three great grandchildren and countless close friends and past student athletes.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, October 18 from 1:00 to 4:00pm at the McGregor Links Country Club, 359 Northern Pines, Rd., Wilton, NY 12831. A celebration of life will immediately follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Robert F. Murphy Athletic Scholarship Fund and mailed to Tunison Funeral Home, 105 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 OR The Saratoga Hospital Foundation, in the name of Robert Murphy, sent to The Saratoga Hospital Foundation, 211 Church Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Arrangements are entrusted to the Tunison Funeral Home 105 Lake Ave. Saratoga Springs, NY. Online remembrances may be made at http://www.tunisonfuneralhome.com.

Published in http://www.saratogian.com on Oct. 15, 2015


Murphy, Robert F. [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

            I believe that Robert is a member of the Class of 1957.

                May He Rest In Peace,


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Murphy, Robert F. [MC1957 RIP]

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

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JOBIT: Andrews, John C. [MC1957 RIP] on 2015-Aug-08



John C. Andrews
(1936 – 2015)

MECHANICSBURG – John C. Andrews, 79, of Mechanicsburg passed away peacefully at home on Saturday (August 8, 2015) from cancer.

His loving wife of 58 years and children surrounded him with love and prayers.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 a.m. Tuesday (August 11, 2015) at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, 1 Peter Drive, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Viewing will be held Monday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Malpezzi Funeral Home, 8 Market Plaza Way, Mechanicsburg. A Rosary Service will be at 7:45 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be held privately at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

John was born on Long Island to William McKinley Andrews and Marcella Souhan February 3, 1936. He met Barbara Liszcz at the age of 14. They wed in 1957, upon his graduation from Manhattan college.

John held managerial and executive positions in risk management and industrial relations in the N.Y. Metropolitan Area including the F&M Schaeffer Brewing Co. during periods of intense labor unrest in the late 1960’s and 1970’s, where his talents as a mediator bridged several contentious labor disputes with the Teamsters.

John’s childhood years in the New York Finger Lakes region inspired him to return to his family’s origins in the late 1970’s to raise his children and begin an entrepreneurial career where he built a successful insurance brokerage in Waterloo New York. He served the community as a Village Justice while residing in Waterloo.

In the late 1980’s John returned to the insurance industry where he held management roles with the Nationwide companies ultimately calling Hampden Township and Saint Katherine Drexel Parish his home for the last quarter century. A devoted parishioner, he found joy in bringing holy communion to the sick.

He is survived by his children Susan Bachman, John Andrews, Jill Andrews, R. Brian Andrews, and Stacy Williams Andrews; “Poppy” was adored by his 11 grandchildren, Sean, Shannon, Patrick, William, Phoebe, Roth, Audrey, Jewell, Roland, Ella, and Maddie.He was predeceased on June 8 by his beloved son, Col. William F. Andrews.

Funeral Home
Malpezzi Funeral Home
8 Market Plaza Way
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
(717) 697-4696

Published in Finger Lakes Times from Aug. 9 to Aug. 11, 2015


Andrews, John C. [MC???? RIP] 

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/fltimes/john-c-andrews-condolences/175463110?cid=full

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Dear John,

I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1957

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Andrews, John C. [MC1957 RIP] 

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

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JOBIT: Bakutes, Joseph F. [MC1957 RIP]



Joseph F. Bakutes

Joseph F. Bakutes, of Spring Valley, passed away on Thursday, April 9th, 2015 at his home with family members by his side. A graduate of Manhattan College and member of its golf team, Joseph was a Certified Public Accountant who owned his own practice.

Joseph is survived by his wife Joan, his three children Joseph, Jeffrey and Joan Ellen, two daughter in-laws Arlene and Stacey, son in-law Todd, and seven grandchildren Joseph, Jonathan, Michael, Jared, Ryan, Christopher and Kaitlyn. Joseph is also survived by his two sisters Elizabeth Archer and Margaret Miller.

Visiting will be Monday, April 13th at Michael J. Higgins Funeral Service Inc. in New City, NY from 5pm – 9pm. Celebration of Joseph’s life will take place on Tuesday, April 14th at 10:00am at Church of Saint Augustine in New City, NY.

Published in the The Journal News on Apr. 12, 2015


Bakutes, Joseph F. [MC???? RIP] 

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/lohud/joseph-f-bakutes-condolences/174611858?cid=full#sthash.1bnYJfvM.dpbs

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Dear John,

I believe that Joseph is a member of the Class of 1957.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.] 

Bakutes, Joseph F. [MC1957 RIP] 

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

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JOBIT: Oefelein, Joseph C. [MC1957 RIP]



Joseph C. Oefelein

Joseph C. Oefelein
AGE: 85 • Succasunna

Joseph Oefelein passed away peacefully on December 24, 2014 from a short illness. He was born in Staten Island, NY to Andrew and Mary Rose (Gallagher) Oefelein. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1948 to 1952. He graduated from Manhattan College with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and obtained his M.S. from New Mexico State University. He worked for Western Electric, Bell Laboratories, and Lucent Technologies, as a member of the technical staff, during the course of his career. He was a member of the Roxbury Auxiliary Police Association and was an usher for St. Therese’s Church in Succasunna. He enjoyed cryptography and crossword puzzles and stayed current on technological and scientific information.

He was predeceased by three sisters and one granddaughter. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Melissa (Bluemel) Oefelein, his brother Andrew (Sonny) Oefelein; and his seven children MaryAnne Cospito of Ormond Beach FL; Joseph Oefelein and his wife Lisa of Pleasanton CA; Carol and her husband Alan Bilsky of Bangor, PA; Peggy and her husband John Kavanaugh of Rockaway, NJ; James and his wife Kathy Oefelein of Wesley Chapel, FL; Peter and his wife Carolyn Oefelein of Washington, NJ; and Melissa and her husband Albert Wartman III of Columbia, NJ. He is also survived by seventeen grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Friends and relatives may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Sunday from 2 – 6 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Monday, 10:30 am at St. Therese R C Church, Succasunna. In lieu of flowers, a donation to your favorite charity would be appreciated.

Funeral Home
Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home
96 Main Street
Succasunna, NJ 07876
(973) 584-7264

Published in Daily Record on Dec. 27, 2014


Oefelein, Joseph C. [MC???? RIP] 

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/dailyrecord/joseph-c-oefelein-condolences/173610238?cid=full#sthash.O0uRVW0a.dpbs

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Dear John,

I believe that Joseph is a member of the Class of 1957.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Oefelein, Joseph C. [MC1957 RIP]

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

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JOBIT: Lawlor, Robert James [MC1957 RIP]



1936 – 2014 | Obituary

Robert James Lawlor, 78, of Madison, died on November 17, 2014, at St. Raphael Hospital in New Haven. He was born on January 16, 1936, in Cohoes, NY, the son of James F. and Ann Lawlor. Bob was the retired president of Atlantic Wire Co., in Branford, CT. He graduated from Christian Brothers Academy Military High School in Albany, NY in 1953, finishing second in his graduating class. He graduated from Manhattan College in 1957 with degrees in Electrical and Civil Engineering.

He began his work career at US Steel in Pittsburgh, PA., holding various supervisory and management positions. In 1972 Bob worked for Washburn Wire Co, Rumford, RI, becoming President & CEO of their two plants in Rhode Island and New York City. In 1980, Bob became President & CEO of Atlantic Wire Co, Branford, CT, an Etherington Industries Company. In 1985, he was promoted to President & CEO of Etherington Industries and became a partner of Atlantic Wire, retiring in 2000.

Bob was active with several charities and served on the board of Madison A Better Chance, Inc. He loved spending time with family & friends and enjoyed reading, playing the piano, poker, working out at the gym and following the Red Sox & Patriots.

He is survived by his beloved wife Pat; children Robert Lawlor, Jr., (Nancy) of Clemmons, NC, Patricia Brimicombe of Toronto, Elizabeth Boullianne (Brett) of Northborough, MA, Gregg Lafferty (Beth) of Bristol, CT and Brad Lafferty (Michelle) of Riverdale, NY; grandchildren Zoe, Nicole, Sean, Jake, Brady, Nicholas, Cullen and Jamie.

Calling Hours will be held on Friday November 21st from 9:30am-11:30am at Swan Funeral Home, 825 Boston Post Rd., Madison. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow on Friday at noon in St. Margaret Church, 24 Academy St., Madison. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Madison A Better Chance, Inc., PO BOX 371, Madison, CT 06443 or Covenant House, 461 Eight Ave., NY, NY 10001. To sign the online guest book visit http://www.swanfh.com.

Published in The New Haven Register on Nov. 19, 2014


Lawlor, Robert James [MC1957 RIP] 

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

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JOBIT: Lindgren, Donald Carl [MC1957 RIP]



Donald Carl Lindgren

Lindgren, Donald Carl

Donald Carl Lindgren of Briarcliff Manor, New York passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on November 26, 2013 following a courageous yearlong battle with brain cancer. He was seventy-eight.

Don was born on May 20, 1935 in New York to the late Richard and Ida (Thal) Lindgren. He was raised in Yonkers, attended Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, and received a B.A. from Manhattan College in 1957 where he was a member of Phi Kappa Theta fraternity. Don served in the United States Army Reserve stationed at Fort Dix.

Don began his life-long career as a Certified Public Accountant (AICPA, NYSCPA) in New York City at Arthur Young & Company. He was then Director of Finance and Administration for the Corporate Systems and Communications Group at American Express Company, and later Treasurer at Buck Consultants.

Given a strong interest in engineering, a career high point for Don was serving as Executive Director of Finance and Administration at Pei Cobb Freed & Partners (aka I.M. Pei & Partners) during the extension and modernization of the Louvre Museum in Paris, France which culminated with the opening of I.M. Pei’s Glass Pyramid in 1989. He later accepted the position of Director of Finance and Administration with Watson Wyatt & Company. After his retirement in the late 1990’s, Don continued to work as a finance and administration consultant on numerous projects.

Don was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He was always supportive of his children’s activities including camping and canoeing with Boy Scout Troop 394 in Briarcliff, and cheering his daughter ringside at horse shows. He was an avid gardener, zealous fan of the N.Y. Giants, and loved to walk on the Rockefeller trails with his wife of 53 years and their dogs.

Don is survived by his wife Janet (Kennedy) of Briarcliff Manor, his son Don and his wife Samantha, his daughter Catherine and her husband Fred Flores, his granddaughters Emma and Maya Flores, his brother Robert Lindgren, his sister-in-law Jean Kennedy, brother-in-law John Kennedy and his wife Mary, and numerous nieces and nephews. His brothers Richard, ODC and Thomas predeceased him.

In accordance with Don’s wishes, the Funeral Mass in his memory was private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Don’s memory to the Briarcliff Manor Volunteer Fire Department Ambulance Corps, 1111 Pleasantville Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510.

Published in the The Journal News on Dec. 1, 2013


Lindgren, Donald Carl [MC1957 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/lohud/guestbook.aspx?n=donald-lindgren&pid=168249807&cid=full#sthash.BxH1v4KP.dpbs

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