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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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JFOUND: Frost, Kenneth John [MC1957 RIP] may go on to wikipedia


Kenneth John Frost (1934 – 2013)

Kenneth John Frost
Ken Frost, Astrophysicist
Born Kenneth John Frost
Brooklyn, NY
Died Baltimore, MD
Nationality US

BS (1957)

Alma mater

Manhattan College
University of Rochester, NY

Occupation astrophysicist
Years active 1958–2000
Employer NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
Known for

High-energy solar physics research

X-ray Spectrometers on four Orbiting Solar Observatories (OSO-1, 2, 5, and 8) and on the Solar Maximum Mission (SMM)
SMM Mission Scientist

Kenneth John Frost, 78, died August 5, 2013, at the University of Maryland Medical Center’s R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center from complications following a fall at his home in Annapolis, MD. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, on October 3, 1934, the son of Casimir and Edna Frost, now deceased. He graduated from Holy Trinity Diocesan High School in Hicksville, NY, in 1952, and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Manhattan College in New York City. He participated in the graduate program in the Physics Department of the University of Rochester in upstate New York for one year but left in 1958 to take up a position with NASA, first at the Naval Research Laboratory and then at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. He was hired by Dr. John C. Lindsay, who had himself just joined NASA to head the solar physics program.

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[JR: Looks like someone is going to proposed Frost, Kenneth John [MC1957 RIP] have a wikipedia page.]

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JOBIT: Harwood, Robert Edmund [MC1957 RIP]



LITTLETON, NH — Bob went home to glory on Thursday, October 10th, after a short battle with cancer.
Bob was born on March 4, 1935 to Horace Peyton Harwood and Clarese N. Harwood of NY and Franconia.

Bob graduated from Manhattan College, NY, with a Degree in Civil Engineering. One of his favorite jobs was being on the design team for the Luna Module Spacecraft at Gruman Aircraft, NY. Locally he worked for Curran & Lavoie Construction; project manager for Nuova Agudio of North America in the constructing of the Cannon MT Aerial Tramway; project manager for Beck & Bellucci, Williston, VT and retired in 1999 from Provan & Lorber, Littleton office.

He was happiest designing and building bridges, many of which you drive over daily on Interstate 93.
Bob served his country in the Army Reserves, was a member of New Life Christian Center in Bethlehem, enjoyed many years of singing with the Jefferson Chorus and served in the St. Johnsbury Chapter of Gideon’s.

He leaves behind his wife of 35 years, Winnie (Maxfield/Gamlin) Harwood of Littleton, NH; brother, Jack Peary and wife Betty of Camano Island, WA; son, Michael Harwood and wife, Debbie of Houston, TX; daughter, Charlene Biessel and husband, Ken of Ruby, MI, daughter, Jean Marie Salas and husband, Joel of Huntington, NY, two step-children, Gale Gamlin-Holmes and husband Wade of Lisbon, NH; Gregg Gamlin and wife, Beth of Littleton, NH; precious Grandchildren: Catherine Harwood, Zachary, Jay and Cydney Biessel; Austin, Justin and Kristen Salas, Andrew Tattersall , Matthew Gamlin, Nicole and Emily Young.

He was predeceased by his parents and brother, Gerald Peyton Harwood of Honolulu, HI.

SERVICES – A celebration of Bob’s life will be held at The New Life Christian Center, and will be announced as soon as family can make plans.

Family wishes that any donations be made in Bob’s memory to The Littleton Hospice program at North Country Home Health and Hospice, 536 Cottage Street, Littleton, NH 03561.

Arrangements and care have been entrusted to the Pillsbury Phaneuf Funeral Home and Crematorium. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.pillsburyphaneuf.com.


Harwood, Robert Edmund [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: <<same link>>

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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.]

Harwood, Robert Edmund [MC1957 RIP]

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) remembers Hastings, John [MC1957 RIP]

Good Morning All,

Joe Gunn asks for our prayers for the repose of the soul of Fellow Jasper, John Hastings ’57 who died on August 28th. John was Joe’s Mother’s next door neighbor for over 40 years.

He leaves behind his wife Ann of 53 years, his son Tom, Tom’s wife Theresa and granddaughter Briana.

Please keep John and his Family in your prayers as we pray that they find peace as they mourn their loss. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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Hastings, John [MC1957 RIP]

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[JR: Can’t find the obit for this. Requiescat In Pacem, fellow Jasper!  ]

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JOBIT: Frost, Kenneth John [MC1957 RIP]


Kenneth Frost

Kenneth John Frost, 78, of Annapolis, died August 5 at University of Maryland Shock Trauma.

Born in Brooklyn, New York on October 3, 1934, the son of the late Casimir and late Edna Frost, Kenneth graduated from Holy Trinity High School in 1952 and secured his Bachelor of Science degree from Manhattan College. He then went on to receive his Masters degree at the University of Rochester.

In 1959 he began a long career as a physicist for NASA, retiring in 1997 as the Associate Director of Science at Goddard Space Center.

Kenneth is survived by his wife, Ann, whom he married January 30, 1960; son, Michael Frost of Nicholson, PA; brother, James Frost of Monroe, NY; four sisters: Edna Frost, SSND, of Willard, WI, Margaret Cutter of Lutherville, Barbara O’Donnell of Brooklyn, NY, and Casimira Garrett of Red Bank, NJ; and many nieces and nephews.

A time of remembrance will be held between the hours of 1 and 3 p.m. Wednesday, August 28, at Lasting Tributes Cremation & Funeral Care, 814 Bestgate Rd. Annapolis. Contributions may be made to the SPCA of Anne Arundel County at http://www.aacspca.org. For online condolences, please visit http://www.LastingTributesFuneralCare.com

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Frost, Kenneth John [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/CapitalGazette/guestbook.aspx?n=kenneth-frost&pid=166591911&cid=full#sthash.kVmHpEtT.dpbs

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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.]

Frost, Kenneth John [MC1957 RIP]

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