Tag Archives: MC1964 RIP

JHQ: Eight into Athletic HoF

2014-Nov-07

http://www.gojaspers.com//ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=209752993&DB_OEM_ID=12500
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]

2014-Aug-14

http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/960306/Degnan-Joseph.php

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.
                        http://www.mchoulfuneralhome.com
                        1089 Main Street
                        Fishkill, New York, UNITED STATES
                        12524

Obituary:

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.

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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.

Mike

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]

2014-Jul-17

http://easthamptonstar.com/Obituaries/2014716/William-E-Matthews

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.

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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.

Mike

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)

2014-Jan-26

http://www.mtdemocrat.com/obituaries/anthony-j-huszcza/

Friday, January 24, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS
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.

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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.

Mike

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]

2014-Jan-13

 

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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JOBIT: Cashin, Robert P. “Bob” [MC1964 RIP]

2014-Jan-09

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/erietimesnews/obituary.aspx?n=Robert-Cashin&pid=168998740

Robert P. Bob Cashin
Obituary

Robert P. “Bob” Cashin, age 71, of Erie, passed away Monday, January 6, 2014 at UPMC Hamot.

He was born in Yonkers, N.Y. on September 30, 1942, a son of the late Francis Cashin and Mary Ellen McIntyre.

Bob graduated from Sacred Heart High School and went on to receive his bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College.

He worked as a Chemical Engineer for Lord Corp, for 26 years.

Bob loved tropical fish and was a world renowned expert on live bearer fish. He was a food aficionado who loved to cook and go out to restaurants. Bob always enjoyed traveling and visiting new places.

He was the president of the Erie Aquarium Society.

Bob is survived by several cousins and many close friends.

Friends may call at the Burton Westlake Funeral Home, 3801 W. 26th Street, on Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service at 4:00 p.m.

Burial will be private.

Memorials may be made to the Emmaus Ministries, 345 E. 9th Street, Erie, PA 16503 or to the Goodeid Conservation at http://www.goodeidworkinggroup.com/fish-ark.

Send condolences at http://www.Burtonfuneralhome.com.

Sign the Guestbook at http://www.GoErie.com/obits

Published in the Erie Times-News on Jan. 10, 2014

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Cashin, Robert P. “Bob” [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/erietimesnews/guestbook.aspx?n=robert-cashin&pid=168998740&cid=full#sthash.6ELFNsQS.dpbs

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

Cashin, Robert P. “Bob” [MC1964 RIP]

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JEMAIL: Kilgannon, Brian [MC1976] remembers Buckley, Gerald ‘Jerry’ F. [MC1964 RIP]

Bob & Noreen, Vin & Kathy, Prayer Group,

Below is an email an email sent to me by Fellow Jasper and Prayer Group Member Brian Kilgannon ‘ 76. Brian’s beautiful words so well express and capture the essence of a very good man. I want to share this heartfelt tribute. Bob and Vin, I hope that you are able to share this with Jerry’s family and your Team Mates. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

From Brian Kilgannon;

I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Jerry Buckley.

I first met Mr. Buckley in 1964, when he was a day camp counselor, along with my sister, at Tilden Day Camp in Brooklyn. He was handsome, charismatic and very friendly in a caring way to a nine year old, namely me. Later, I had Mr. Buckley as my Economics teacher in Nazareth High School, and I remember my grades in Economics were so good that he exempted me from the Economics final in 1972.

Jerry Buckley is the one clear reason why I decided to go to Manhattan College. he was very proud of his association with Manhattan and I vividly recall him wearing his Manhattan College Spiked Shoe Club jacket to class.

Mr. Buckley was a gentleman and a fine athlete, an excellent role model to young men and an exemplar of what it is to be a Jasper.

We never anticipate the end. Our Christian faith instructs us in the resurrection of the soul and the transition to eternal life.

Jerry Buckley lives now in our memories, with his flashing smile and adherence to values ever present in the lives he touched.

For these good & wholesome memories I say thank you to Mr. Buckley, and each of us who were touched by his presence are better for having known him.

Brian Kilgannon ‘76