Tag Archives: MC1957

JEMAIL: Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1957) gives an Addis Hope update


Christmas, 2014

Dear John,

I hope this finds everything going well for you. You may be wondering
why you haven’t heard from me in a while; it’s because Ethiopian
telecommunications has been in the process of upgrading. As a result,
the network has been down for quite a while. I’m now racing before it
goes down again.

As we are an eastern rite Catholic Church our Christmas is January
seventh and our new year is September eleventh, following the Julian
calendar. No matter, we want to wish you a blessed Christmas and
joyous New Year.

All here at Addis Hope are doing very well thanks to the generosity of
our donor partners. During this Christmas season, I’m reminded that
many of our children live in terrible stable like conditions not too
unlike those of the Holy Family. Still, they are grateful for the
education they are receiving thanks to you. I had hoped to attach a
photo of the children expressing their joy and appreciation for all
they have received but it took almost ten minutes to download; thus
ended that wonderful show of gratitude.

Many thanks for your continuing generosity to our desperately poor and
marginalized children. Their daily prayers of thanks will continue to
be your reward.

May God bless and keep you,


Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1957) 

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JFOUND: Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957) sees Jack Kelley



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In spite of no food, the evening was good. Ran into a fellow Manhattan graduate. Jack Kelley. He and wife Sabina used to own a home in Key West. Sold it. Still visit. Their full time home is Washington, DC. Jack is retired, Sabina still working.

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Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957)

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) adds Key West Lou to the list



Good Afternoon All,

John Reinke has shared a request from fellow Jasper Lou Petrone ‘ 57, (Key West Lou).

PRAYERSREQUESTED: Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957) on a life change


Please raise the Prayer volume once again for Lou’s dear Friends during this very difficult time. Thank you.

God Bless. 

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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JEMAIL: Dans, Peter E. (MC1957) on Wikipedia’s list of notable Manhattan grads


[JR: Delayed due being flagged as spam?]

Nov 23 

Hi John:

I would think that the Admissions and Alumni offices would be interested in updating and populating Wikipedia’s list of notable Manhattan grads. It might be a good work study project for a student.

The overwhelming number of grads on the list are athletes. Maybe it’s because their feats are easily recognizable whereas criteria for other fields are harder to define beyond the more famous ones.

One caveat is that all graduates might say they are noteworthy and it might be considered elitist and exclusionary to be so designated. A conundrum!

Keep up the good work.


Dans, Peter E. (MC1957)

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[JR: Agreed but I have no input to Alma Mater and its workings. There’s always a bell shaped curve. There’s an Athletic HoF. Would seem that there could be others. “Elitist”? Like Cooperstown? I would think it would be obvious.]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957) on a life change


FROM a blog post from Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957)


Posted on December 6, 2014 by keywestlou

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I am down this morning. I just heard about a dear friend in Utica. Her husband e-mailed me. She has been diagnosed with cancer. Everywhere. Breasts, lungs and spine. Plus a mass in the pelvic area larger than a softball. The doctors are still testing to determine if the mass is cancerous.

A sweet woman. Never hurt a soul. Her husband my best friend.

In a split second, the world turns. Life changes.

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Sad when “bad things” happen to good people.

(I always say tongue in cheek with a wry smile that I have a long list of villains deserving of such. Luck for the world, I’m not in charge of anything but me. And, I’d never wish ANYONE ill. Karma. But still … …)

I’m forwarding this along to Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) for the prayer list.

Hope all the readers can spare some good thoughts for this lady, her family, and friends like a down “keywestlou”.

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JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) finds a picture in the NYT


Dear John,

On Monday, October 27th, page A22 in the print edition of The New York Times, there is a picture that accompanies an Article entitled “Generations of Lawyers Gather for a Reunion Like No Other” about a reunion of current and former members of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. There is a Manhattan connection in the Picture – On the left end standing is Otto Obermaier, ’57, on the right end is Judge John Martin, ’57, both former U.S. Attorneys for the Southern District, and in the Center Standing, is James Comey, Director of the FBI, son of J. Brien Comey Class of 1953! (Rudy Giuliani, ’65 is also a Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District, is not in the picture as he appeared via TV).

An impressive group of JASPERS!


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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Comey, J. Brien [MC1953]

Giuliani, Rudy [MC1965]

Martin, John [MC1957]

Obermaier, Otto [MC1957]

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2014 Oct 30 27REUNION master675


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[JR: I’ll make no comment on your reading tastes! The Old Grey Lady has fallen off the wagon, imho.]

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JNEWS: Fitzpatrick, Paul [MC1957] Jos. A. Bank’s Brand President



Men’s Wearhouse names retail brand presidents and EVP of direct sourcing
Published 30 September 2014

Men’s Wearhouse (MW) today announced Scott Norris has been named Men’s Wearhouse Brand and Moores Brand President and Paul Fitzpatrick has been named Jos. A. Bank’s Brand President.

Additionally, Jim Thorne was named Executive Vice President of Direct Sourcing. All three will report to Mary Beth Blake, the Company’s President and Chief Merchandising Officer.

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Paul Fitzpatrick was most recently President and Chief Operating Officer of ESP Group Ltd. from 2010 to 2013 and previously, he was Executive Vice President and General Merchandise Manager of Men’s and Children’s for Macy’s West. From 1992 to 2009, Fitzpatrick held various positions at Macy’s West, including EVP and GMM Home Furnishings, Regional Store Director, and San Francisco Union Square Store Manager. From 1988 to 1991, Fitzpatrick served as Senior Vice President and GMM and SVP and Director of Stores at I Magnin in San Francisco. Fitzpatrick holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Manhattan College.

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Fitzpatrick, Paul [MC????]

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Fitzpatrick, Paul [MC1957]

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