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JOBIT: Strano, John Joseph [MC1964 RIP] on 2015-Sep-15


F. John

John Strano MC 1964 RIP–Not MP!

Scarlata, Richard M. (MC1964) 

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From: George Matthews 
Date: Tue, Sep 22, 2015 at 8:42 AM
Subject: FW: John Strano Funeral Services
To: “Richard M. Scarlata”, Joe Martin 

Do you remember John? He was in our class, a business student & in the ROTC.
Hope all is well with all.


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From: Pauline Strano 
Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 12:08 AM
Subject: John Strano Funeral Services

Dear Family and Friends,

Where to begin. This week has been one of exceptional loss filled with grief, pain and sorrow. The sudden passing of John, beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend has been extremely difficult for everyone. Our family would be lost without the love and support we have been shown. A heartfelt thank you to each and everyone of you for your thoughts, prayers and kind words during our time of need.

Viewing services will be held at:
Jefferson Funeral Chapel
5755 Castelwellan Drive
Alexandria, VA 22315
Friday September 25th
2:00 – 4:00 PM
7:00 – 9:00 PM
Mass service will be held at:
Saint Lawrence the Martyr Roman Catholic Church
6222 Franconia Road
Alexandria, VA 22310
Saturday, September 26th
11:00 AM
John will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery will full military honors at a later date, which will be shared with all who are interested.
Following the Mass service, our family will be receiving guests at the Strano residence for light sandwiches and beverages. Please feel free to join us as we reminisce, share stories, and celebrate the life of our dearest Johnny.

With warm regards,
Pinky, Pauline and Jeff

***Please feel free to pass this information along to anyone who may have known John***

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John Joseph Strano
June 9, 1942 – September 15, 2015
Resided in Alexandria, VA

On Tuesday, September 15, 2015 of Alexandria, VA passed away suddenly in his home.

John was born and raised in Bronx, NY and graduated from Manhattan College prior to receiving his commission into the United States Air Force in 1964. He was awarded a Master’s Degree from Central Michigan University and retired as a Major from the United States Air Force after 22 Honorable years in 1985.

As Human Resources Director for Marriott International and Loews Hotels, John made several lifelong friends and his deep faith in God led him to live life with a degree of integrity and moral character that left a lasting impression on those who came to know him. An avid boater and outdoorsman, he enjoyed taking family and friends on the “Other Marilyn”, often times outracing thunderstorms on the return trip.

He is survived by his beloved wife Marilyn “Pinky” Strano; loving father of Jeff Strano (Melissa) and Pauline Dahlin (Troy); adored grandfather of Madison, Aubrey, Mitchell and Angelina.

Relatives and friends may call at Jefferson Funeral Chapel, 5755 Castlewellan Dr. Alexandria, VA on Friday, September 25, 2015 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 6222 Franconia Rd. Alexandria, VA on Saturday at 11 AM. Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.  


Strano, John Joseph [MC1964 RIP] 

Guestbook: Same link 

[TIP ‘o’ the HAT to: Scarlata, Richard M. (MC1964) ]

[JR: Note that this obit didn’t show up in any of my automated searches. Argh! Thanks, Rich.]  

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Good Evening All,

From Richard Scarlata ’64, our prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Fellow Jasper, John Joseph Strano ’64 BA of Alexandria, Virginia. John,  a United States Air Force Veteran of 22 years, a Major, was called home on September 15, 2015. His Daughter, Pauline has written the following for her Mom, Marilyn “Pinky,” her Brother Jeff and their Families. Please keep them in your prayers as the Family mourn the loss of their loved on. Also following is an Obituary for this good man. Thank you. God Bless. Thank you, Rich Scarlata ’64.
Phil Colon
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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle. 
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JOBIT: Mauro, Richard L. [MC1964 RIP] on 2015-Jun-08



Richard MAURO
1942 – 2015

Richard L. Mauro, age 72, of Marietta, GA, died at home on June 8, 2015.

He is survived by his wife, Rosalind Mauro, his children; Christine Gentry (Tony), Richard Mauro, Jr., Michele Wilson (Clay) and Andrew Mauro (Carolyn). Survivors also include his mother, Concetta Mauro; grandchildren Nick, Stephen, Joshua, Samuel and Sydney; sister-in-law Margaret Hinojosa; niece Lisa DiSanto (Lou) and nephew Michael Hinojosa (Shelby); great nephew and nieces Dimitri, Leila and Malia.

Mr. Mauro was preceded in death by his father, Pasquale Mauro. He was born in Mt. Vernon, NY, on October 8th, 1942. He graduated from AB Davis High School in Mt. Vernon, in 1960. He received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College in 1964 and an MS in Industrial Administration from Union College in 1969.

In 1964, he began his long career at IBM working in engineering, sales and marketing; and he was very involved in the launching of the new IBM PC. In 1985 he began working for Inforum Technology Mart in Atlanta and then started his own company, Insight Marketing Partners, in 1989. This led to his position as president and COO of TeleMate.Net (formerly Complementary Solutions), in 1994. He eventually became CEO and helped to take the company public.

He retired in 2001 and spent time on his photography and extensive travel with his “sweetie” Roz and family. His photos, and those of many other artists, can be viewed on the photography website he created in retirement, visionlightgallery.com. He left us too soon but he lived his life to the fullest, and he lives on in the hearts of those who loved him.

Memorial Services will be held Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 10 o’clock in the morning at Sandy Springs Chapel, 136 Mt. Vernon Hwy. NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30328. Memorial contributions may be made to Safe Path Children’s Advocacy Center, 736 Whitlock Avenue Suite 600, Marietta, GA 30064, Hospice Atlanta, 1244 Park Vista Drive, Atlanta, GA 30319 or Melanoma Research Alliance, 1101 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 620, Washington, DC 20005.

Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on June 18, 2015


Mauro, Richard L. [MC1964 RIP] 

Guestbook: Same link 

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

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JHQ: Eight into Athletic HoF


Eight Jaspers To Be Inducted Into Athletic Hall Of Fame Saturday
Courtesy: Manhattan Athletics Department
Release: 11/06/2014

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – Seven former Manhattan College student-athletes, including four in their first year of eligibility, and one coach will be inducted into the College’s Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, Nov. 8.

The 2014 Hall of Fame honorees are:

Gerald Buckley ’64 (track & field)
Patrick Callahan ’99 (baseball)
LaCole Fields ’00 (track & field)
Luis Flores ’04 (men’s basketball)
Thomas Jacob Freeman ’04 (track & field)
Steve Lappas, coach (men’s basketball)
Rosalee Mason ’04 (women’s basketball)
Nicholas Silva ’04 (men’s lacrosse)

“The Manhattan College Athletic Department is pleased to welcome these eight very accomplished contributors into our Hall of Fame,” Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Noah D. LeFevre said. “The diversity of the 2014 class in sport disciplines, contributing roles and generations is a credit to the well-roundedness and longevity of our overall athletic program success.”

Buckley (posthumous) was a valuable middle distance runner on head coach George Eastment’s teams, serving as co-captain his senior year. He helped the two-mile relay squad capture first place at both the Millrose Games and Metropolitan Indoor Championships in 1962, and he took third in the 880 yards at the 1963 Metropolitan Outdoor Championships.

In 1997, Callahan became the first Jaspers baseball player ever to earn Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Player of the Year honors after leading the league with a .381 batting average. He posted a .317 career batting average and was Manhattan’s all-time leader in hits (147) at the time of his graduation.

LaCole Fields set four Manhattan records in the shot put and weight throw during her career, and still holds the indoor mark in the shot put. She was named All-East seven times and won a total of 13 individual MAAC championships. During the 2000 outdoor season, Fields captured the MAAC title and scored at the ECAC Championships in the shot put, discus and hammer throw.

Manhattan’s all-time leading scorer (2,046 points), Flores was named MAAC Player of the Year and MAAC Tournament MVP in both 2002-2003 and 2003-2004. He led the Jaspers to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances in 2003 and 2004, when Manhattan upset Florida in the Round of 64. Flores was inducted into the MAAC Honor Roll at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame during the 2014 MAAC Tournament.

Freeman is the only eight-time All-American in the history of the track & field program. He won a pair of NCAA Championships at Manhattan (2003 indoor weight throw, 2004 outdoor hammer throw). Freeman also captured four consecutive IC4A titles in the hammer throw and is the NCAA record holder in the event. He finished third in the hammer throw at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials and represented the United States at the 2009 World Championships.

Lappas coached the Jaspers for four seasons from 1988-1989 to 1991-1992. He led Manhattan back to prominence during his tenure, capped by a 25-9 campaign in 1991-1992. That season, the Jaspers reached the MAAC championship game for the first time and made their first postseason appearance in nearly 20 years, reaching the quarterfinals of the National Invitation Tournament (NIT).

A three-time first team All-MAAC selection, Mason is the MAAC’s all-time leading rebounder (1,217). She also ranks second on Manhattan’s all-time scoring list (1,875). In 2002-2003, Mason led the Jaspers to both the MAAC regular season and tournament championships and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

Silva was named MAAC Player of the Year in 2002, as he led the Jaspers to their first ever MAAC championship. He ranks second on Manhattan’s all-time assists chart (84) and has the two highest single-season assist totals in program history. Silva is also third on the all-time list with 155 career points.

The 36th Manhattan College Athletic Hall of Fame event will begin with a Mass in the Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers at 4 p.m., followed by the induction ceremony and dinner in the Great Room of the new Raymond W. Kelly ’63 Student Commons at 5 p.m.

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JOBIT: Degnan, Joseph A. [MC1964 RIP]



Joseph A. Degnan Obituary
Date of Birth: Tuesday, October 19th, 1937
Date of Death: Thursday, August 14th, 2014
Funeral Home: McHoul Funeral Home of Fishkill, Inc.
                        1089 Main Street
                        Fishkill, New York, UNITED STATES


Joseph A. Degnan, a three-year resident of Fishkill, formerly of Yorktown Heights and Yonkers, died at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. He was 76.

Son of the late Joseph A. and Elsie (Kovacs) Degnan, he was born on October 19, 1937. He was raised in the Bronx and attended Iona Prep & Manhattan College. At the age of 19, Joseph enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. During his military service, he was stationed in Germany and was honorably discharged in 1960.

He dedicated his career to education. He served as a teacher and administrator for New York City Schools at Junior High School 113 in the Bronx, retiring in 1996.

Joseph was a parishioner of St. Mary, Mother of the Church in Fishkill, and formerly of St. Patrick’s Church in Yorktown Heights. He had many hobbies, including golfing and reading. He enjoyed watching baseball and football games, especially his favorite teams, the NY Yankees and NY Giants.

On December 26, 1964, he married Helen Reilly at St. Mary’s Church in the Bronx. Mrs. Degnan survives at home.

Joseph is also survived by his son, Michael Degnan & his wife Ellen of Milton, GA; his daughter, Laura Peterson & her husband Phil of Saratoga, CA; his daughter, Jennifer Cole & her husband Thomas of Fishkill; his grandchildren, Ryan, Maggie, & Erin Degnan, Spencer & Claire Peterson, and Alexandra, Julianna, & Noelle Cole; his brother, Brian Degnan of The Villages, FL; also many nieces, nephews and other loving relatives & friends.

Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, August 15 at the McHoul Funeral Home of Fishkill, Inc., 1089 Main Street, Fishkill. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 16 at St. Mary, Mother of the Church, 106 Jackson Street, Fishkill. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675, http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org or the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105, http://www.stjude.org.

For directions, online condolences, and memorial donations, please visit Joseph’s Book of Memories at http://www.mchoulfuneralhome.com.


Degnan, Joseph A. [MC???? RIP] 

Guestbook: http://www.mchoulfuneralhome.com/book-of-memories/1929216/Degnan-Joseph/view-condolences.php

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Dear John,

I believe that Joseph is a member of the Class of 1964.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Degnan, Joseph A. [MC1964 RIP] 

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

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JOBIT: Matthews, William E. [MC1964 RIP]



William E. Matthews
Jan. 20, 1936-July 14, 2014
By Star staff | July 16, 2014 – 7:21pm

William E. Matthews enjoyed fishing, especially freshwater fishing in Maine. He took up decoy carving in his retirement, and he enjoyed golf and photography, but “everything else was secondary to his grandchildren,” his son, Dave Matthews, said.

He had two grandsons and twin granddaughters, now ranging in age from their teens to 20s, who visited him and his wife, Catherine, every summer in East Hampton. “He loved to spend time with them,” Mrs. Matthews said.

Mr. Matthews died on Monday at Southampton Hospital. He was 78 and had been diagnosed with brain cancer at the end of last summer.

The son of William H. Matthews and the former Catherine Ramsay, he was born in Mount Vernon, N.Y., on Jan. 20, 1936. He grew up there, graduating from A.B. Davis High School and later from Manhattan College. He served in the Army from 1955 to 1957.

He married Elizabeth DeCarlo on Sept. 7, 1957, at St. Catharine’s Church in Pelham, N.Y., and moved with her to nearby Eastchester, where the couple raised their son and two daughters. Mr. Matthews worked for the telephone company, first New York Telephone and later AT&T, for his entire career, eventually retiring as a division manager.

In the mid to late-1980s, the couple followed friends to East Hampton and bought a summer house. When Mr. Matthews retired in 1997, they sold that house and their house in Eastchester and bought one on Atlantic Street in East Hampton. They spent winters in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. Mr. Matthews played golf there and at the Sag Harbor Golf Club.

He was a member of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, where a Mass will be said next Thursday at noon. A second service is planned for July 27 at 1 p.m. at Tutto Bella restaurant in Eastchester.

In addition to his wife and son, who lives in Edgewater, N.J., Mr. Matthews is survived by his daughters, Lynn M. Mahoney of Eastchester and Kathleen Forcello of Guilford, Conn.

His family has suggested donations to Most Holy Trinity Church, 79 Buell Lane, East Hampton 11937, or to a charity of choice.


Matthews, William E. [MC???? RIP] 

Guestbook: None cited

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Dear John,

I believe that William is a member of the Class of 1964.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Matthews, William E. [MC1964 RIP] 

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

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JOBIT: Huszcza, Anthony J. [MC1964 RIP] Jan. 1, 2011 (reported January 24, 2014)



Friday, January 24, 2014
Anthony J. Huszcza
By Contributor
January 5, 2011 

July 21, 1941 — Jan. 1, 2011
Anthony Huszcza

Anthony J. Huszcza died on Jan. 1, 2011, in Placerville, Calif. He was a Master Builder and Civil Engineer. Mr. Huszcza was born July 21, 1941, in Alexandria, Vir., to Anthony and Anna Huszcza (nee McMahon). He graduated from Manhattan College with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree. He was a Commissioned Officer in the United States Coast Guard with a rank of Lieutenant (Junior Grade).

After an honorable discharge from the Coast Guard, Mr. Huszcza worked as a Project Manager for Gilbane Building Company. His projects included the John Hancock Tower in Boston and several buildings at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland. He was Construction Manager for the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority before retiring to Placerville, Calif.

Anthony J. Huszcza is survived by his three children, Jennifer, Anthony and Andrew; his two sisters, Mary Anne Pond and June McMahon; and by the Pond family, with whom he lived for many years in Placerville.

Services will be held at St. Patrick Church in Placerville on Friday, Jan. 7 at 11 a.m.


Huszcza, Anthony J. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

[JR: Sadly. I don’t know why stuff comes up as “new” years after the fact. I know that Google isn’t infallible. And, I know the inet is not “the all seeing and all knowing eye”. This just proves it. Hope that all the readers and non-readers share what they find. I know I don’t “collect” it all. Funny how it runs in spurts.]

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Dear John,

I believe that Anthony is a member of the Class of 1964.

May He Rest In Peace.


PS John, The 2014 Alumni Directory has Anthony listed as deceased.

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Guess I just missed it?]

Huszcza, Anthony J. [MC1964 RIP]

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JEMAIL: Scarlata, Richard M. (MC1964) reports Annunziata, Frank [MC1964 RIP]



Frank Annunziata, MP’60 and MC’64 passed away a few days ago. No further details:

Condolences may be sent to:

Paul and Jessica Annunziata

390 1st Ave

Apt 14G

New York, New York 10010

Richard M. Scarlata, MP’60, MC’64


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Scarlata, Richard M. (MC1964)

Annunziata, Frank [MC1964 RIP]

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