Tag Archives: MC1964

JEMAIL: Nicholas, Douglas (MC1964) has a new novel


Hi John,

The third novel in my tetralogy about Irish queen-in-exile Maeve, traveling incognito as Molly through 13th-century England, and her extraordinary family has been published by Simon and Schuster. I’m attaching some reviews and a promotional e-card put out by S&S.

In my next email I’ll send a picture of the front cover. Use anything that strikes your fancy.

Warm regards,

Douglas Nicholas, Arts ’64

2015 Apr 14 zzThrone of Darkness e card

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JOBIT: Arco, Robert T. [MP58MC1962 RIP] reported by Scarlata, Richard M. (MC1964)


RE: Bob Arco MP (58?) MC (62?) RIP


Richard Scarlata
Sent from my iPhone

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Scarlata, Richard M. (MC1964)

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Dennis Blakeley
4 hrs · Yonkers, NY ·

John F. McMullen 54 mins

I am saddened to pass on the news that Bob Arco, a close friend of over 50 years, passed away suddenly after a heart attack in Florida this week. Bob, a native of Marble Hill began to hang around in Inwood with his close friend, the late Joe Conway, in his teens. It was in Inwood that he met his late wife, Gloria Vann.Bob was a Manhattan Prep and College graduate and Gloria was an SHM one.His quick wit, sardonic humor, and friendship will be missed.

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Robert T. ARCO

Robert T. Arco age 73 of Hollywood passed away February 27, 2015.

Member of Nativity Catholic Church, former Vice-President of Home Lines, Bermuda Star and Commodore Cruise Lines and in his retirement he worked at Post Haste Postal Station.

Pre-deceased by wife Gloria in 2008. Survived by son Bobby and his wife Helen, daughter Linda Taylor and her husband David and daughter Gail. sister Suzi; grandchildren Brittmarie, Kyle, Adam and Abby; companion Monique Henry and his cat Toby.

Visitation Sunday (today) 6-8PM at Landmark Funeral Home. Funeral Mass Monday, March 2, 2015, 11:00 AM at Nativity Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the
American Cancer Society or Humane Society of Broward County. 

Landmark Funeral Home
4200 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood, FL 33021
(954) 989-8220

Published in Sun-Sentinel on Mar. 1, 2015


Arco, Robert T. [MP58?MC62? RIP] 

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/sunsentinel/robert-t-arco-condolences/174283544?cid=full#sthash.XDUqGM0Z.dpbs

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Dear John,

I believe that Robert is a member of the Class of 1952.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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

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WIKIPEDIA: Foley, Gary J. [MC1964] USEPA Exposure Research



Foley, Gary J. [MC????]

Director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
National Exposure Research Laboratory
USEPA Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Center
Ground Water and Ecosystems Restoration
P.O. Box # 1198
Ada, OK 74821-1198

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Dear John,

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



McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Foley, Gary J. [MC1964] 

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JEMAIL: Marketing Intern Opportunity at Good Shepherd School – Inwood


From: Reinke, F. John (MC1968)
Date: Fri, Jan 16, 2015 at 10:04 AM
Subject: Re: Potential Marketing Intern Opportunity at Good Shepherd School – Inwood
To: Carolyn Predmore (MCfaculty)
Cc: Sweeney, Peter (MC1964)


I hope that Manhattan can help Good Shepherd.

On a humorous note, that perhaps the intern can use, my 2009 novel “CHURCH 10●19●62″ “features” GSS as the locale. (Two bucks on Kindle) And, I draw on my youth there to make the story have “texture”. One of the comments was that “everyone had their first crush on a girl in grammar school.” I used it on the jacket.

That’s one of the two books I brought to my presentation to the Marketing Club in 2010.

I, of course, send an autographed copy to BOTH the Manhattan College and the GSS library.

If I can be of any help with this project, then don’t hesitate to ask.

GSS 60, MP 64, MC68, FDU 75, and FDU 85


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On Thu, Jan 15, 2015 at 11:06 PM, Peter Sweeney wrote:

Dear Professor Predmore:

Hope you have successfully settled back in following the intersession in Frankfurt. Having taught a summer session engineering course for the first time last July, I have some sense of how much more intense the fast track instructional approach must have been when accomplished away from one’s familiar environment.

With the Spring semester about to kick off, I am reaching out to you in my capacity as a member of the Board of Directors of Friends of Good Shepherd School (FOGSS), a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Since it opened its doors in the 1920’s, Good Shepherd School has been the educational starting point for countless Manhattan College grads including my cousin F. John Reinke and I.

Like all too many ADNY schools, Good Shepherd began to slowly fade in the 1990’s. Ultimately, declining enrollment and mounting expenses put GSS on the list for closure in 2010. Thankfully it was rescued by the leadership of Pastor Fr. Robert Abbatiello (MC 1982 Business) and the extraordinary generosity of a deeply dedicated group of Jasper led alumni (FOGSS). Together, we helped save GSS and today it is again a vibrant school carrying on the work of providing the children of Inwood and surrounding northern Manhattan and Bronx neighborhoods with a quality Catholic education. Our goal now is to make Good Shepherd self sustaining by further growing the enrollment.

FOGSS is thus looking to draw on some knowledgeable marketing support that could be provided by a local college marketing major. Given the above cited Jasper connections and our proximity to campus (215th St stop on # 1 train line), Manhattan is our first stop for recruiting. If you think this is an intern opportunity that might be of interest to one of your students, I would welcome the chance to explore it by phone or in person.

Best regards,
Pete Sweeney
Adjunct Associate Professor
Civil & Environmental Engineering

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[JR: Of course, any one can help. Anyone who buys the Kindle or print version as a result of this story and tells me will get a donation to FOGSS in their name. Every little but helps. I’d be happy to autograph any printed copy when I see you somewhere. I guess I can autography your Kindle but why you’d want that beats me.]

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JFOUND: Robitaille, Albert L. [MC1964] Civil & Environmental Engineering Tech VTC



Robitaille, Albert L. [MC????]
Civil & Environmental Engineering Technology
BS, Manhattan College
MS, Rutgers University

Mr. Robitaille has taught in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology (CEET) Department since 1989.

He presently teaches CET 1000 Freshman Orientation, CET 1031 Engineering and Surveying Applications, CET 2060 Engineering Estimates, and CET 2120 Structural Design Lab section.

Mr. Robitaille is a registered professional engineer who has published several articles and two papers for the American Civil Engineering Society.

Before coming to Vermont Tech Mr. Robitaille had industrial experience in the civil engineering field. In Kuwait he worked as chief resident engineer for Louis Berger GMBH in building a missile base. In Quebec he worked as a French speaking liaison between engineers of Lalonde, Valois, Lammarre & Associates and United Engineers in building hydro-electric generating facility.

In the USA Mr. Robitaille acted as a structural steel broker for CANAM Group. A total of 211 projects were sold and completed in an 8 year span.

At present Mr. Robitaille works as a part-time consultant to Stress-Express Inc., a post tensioning and repairing firm in Laguna Hills, CA.

In his community of Northfield Mr. Robitaille serves on the Board of Civil Authority and an elected Justice of the Peace. He also serves as an emeritus Director for the Norwich University Blue Line Club (BLC).

A current project includes an estimating and engineering project that will use the technical abilities of the CET 2060 class to add a new press box level for the Kreitzberg Hockey Arena.

As a volunteer to a private academy in Ridgefield, CT Mr. Robitaille is teaching an online Physics course to class of five 11th and 12th year students.

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[JR: Editorial note — every Jasper seeks to teach.]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Robitaille, Albert L. [MC1964]

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JNEWS: Horn, William J. ‘Bill’ (MC1964) reports on Twomey, Thomas A. [MC1967 RIP]



Tom was a former–and distinguished–Student Government President at a pivotal time.   He was also may attorney and a friend. Amazing that someone one knows is eulogized by a former secretary of state accompanied by a former President.   The crowd was huge–much larger than quoted in the article.  I was at the church and the reception afterwards.    There were many, many people, lots of cars, closed roads and a large police presence to direct the mourners. Tom’s death was page one in all the local papers.  Thought you would like to know. Bill 

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[JR: Thanks. Sad loss. Regardless of how many or how famous the participants, it just another reminder of our own mortality. I appreciate the heads up. It’s a nice honor.]

Horn, William J. ‘Bill’ (MC1964)

Twomey, Thomas A. [MC1967 RIP] 

PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) has Prayer Request / Prayer Of Thanks


Good Evening All,

John Reinke, Jasper Jottings, tells us of a young relative and friend. Ed, a young Father and Husband has been in our prayers before. Our prayers are requested for Ed who will be going in on December 11, 2014 for what is expected to be a minimally invasive heart bypass procedure that will last two hours. Ed will be at Einstein Hospital. We pray that the Surgeon’s hands are quided by God’s hand for a successful outcome with no complications. Please keep Ed and his Family in your prayers that all goes as they pray for. I believe that Ed is related to Pete Sweeney but I wanted to get this request out before checking with Pete.

Mike McEneney tells us that Cathie is home now and continues to make good progress. Breathing is still not at a proper level but there is improvement their as well. A prayer of thanks is in order and we are happy to have Cathie and Mike both home again. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

[JR: Ed is son-in-law to Andrew Joyce ’64. Andrew is married to Cathy, who happens to be both Pete ’64 and my cousin. The Moms of Cathy, Pete, and I are all sisters. Pete’s Mom Dorothy is the last surviving sister. Pete’s Dad just celebrated his 95th birthday. So, Pete will be attending Jasper basketball games for a long time to come. Laugh! ]

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