Tag Archives: MC1964 RIP

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



Robert P. Bob Cashin

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


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.


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

JOBIT: Buckley, Gerald ‘Jerry’ F. [MC1964 RIP]



Gerald F. (Jerry) Buckley

Buckley, Gerald (Jerry) F.

Gerald (Jerry) F. Buckley, of New City, passed away on December 7, 2013 surrounded by his loving family after a long, courageous battle with Lupus.

Jerry was born November 12, 1942 to Helen (Mulrooney) and Gerald Buckley. He grew up in Brooklyn, attending Holy Cross Grammar School and St. Augustine High School. Jerry graduated with a business degree from Manhattan College in 1964. While at Manhattan he was an outstanding half-miler as a member of the Jasper track team. He continued to compete for many years after college for the New York Athletic Club, and later served as the President of the Manhattan College Spiked Shoe Alumni Club.

Jerry also received his M.B.A. from St. John’s University. He began his teaching and coaching career at Nazareth High School in Brooklyn. At Nazareth he coached many outstanding teams and was inducted into their Hall of Fame as a coach in 1988. After moving to Rockland County in 1973 he continued his teaching career in the Business Department at Clarkstown North High School. He taught there for nearly 30 years and was loved by many. While at Clarkstown North, he coached the varsity boys’ track team for several years.

Jerry also served as moderator of the DECA Business Club and implemented a student internship program. He was an active member of St. Augustine’s Parish in New City, serving as a religion teacher, Eucharistic Minister, and Lector. Jerry was a man of faith who loved his family, friends, and a good long run.

He is survived by his wife and best friend of 43 years Sheila (Kelly) Buckley, his children: Jerry and wife Bernadette of Jacksonville, Fl., Colleen and husband Gene Dove of Monroe, NY, Patrick and wife Allison, of New City. Jerry loved his grandchildren “The Big Ten”: John 17, Patrick 12, Daniel 10, Shannon 10, Erin 8, Anna 7, Ryan 6, Catherine 5, Julia 5, and Joseph 3. He is also survived by sister in law Ann Kelly of Sayville, N.Y. and many dearly loved cousins.

Jerry was known as a true gentleman and will be deeply missed by all. Family will receive visitors on Tuesday, December 10 and Wednesday, December 11 at Michael J. Higgins Funeral Home in New City from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s on Thursday, December 12 at 10am. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Michael J. Higgins Funeral Service Inc. 321 S. Main Street New City, NY 10956 (845) 634-6110 http://www.mjhigginsnewcity.com

Published in the The Journal News on Dec. 9, 2013


Buckley, Gerald ‘Jerry’ F. [MC1964 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/lohud/guestbook.aspx?n=gerald-buckley&pid=168425222&cid=full#sthash.Mnx6kWEC.dpbs

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