Tag Archives: MC1964

JNEWS: Nicholas, Douglas (MC1964) reading on 2015-Oct-14


Hi John,

I’m reading this Wednesday–here’s the flyer from the library.

The address you have–you’ll see it again at the bottom of this email.


7PM/FREE”Douglas Nicholas-Poetry Reading”

It’s at the Rosendale Library.

Here’s the address:

264 Main Street, Rosendale, NY. 845-658-9013.
Here’s a link to the library website:

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Nicholas, Douglas (MC1964) 

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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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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Dorothy Sweeney


Good Morning All,

From John Reinke, we hear of ” Grandma Sweeney’s ” fall. Mrs. Sweeney, Pete Sweeney’s mom, took a fall on Thursday that required some major surgery on her kneecap to reconstruct it. Surgery was done this past Friday and we pray that Mrs. Sweeney is recuperating free of pain and that her recovery is quick and free of complication. Knee surgery can be complicated. Mrs. Sweeney, besides being Pete’s Mom, has a very special place in John’s heart. She was an important caregiver to John as he was growing up so that John’s Mom was able to work. This special lady needs our prayers. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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Sweeney, Peter K. (MC1964)

Reinke, F. John (MC1968)

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JEMAIL: Sweeney, Peter K. (MC1964) thinks it may be Quigley, John [MC1948]


Thanks Mike,

If it’s the same John Quigley, he graduated with Bill Miller in ’48 and was inducted into the MC Athletic Hall of Fame in 1987.

Sweeney, Peter K. (MC1964) 

> On Jun 2, 2015, at 12:35 AM, McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
> Dear Peter,
> See below.
> MFOUND: Quigley, John [MCattendee] has a fascinating story
> 2015-May-25
> https://www.dvidshub.net/news/164461/tampa-bay-two-time-pow-wwii-remembers-his-war#.VWPEVFnBzGc
> News: Tampa Bay two-time POW in WWII remembers his war
> 5215th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment
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> TAMPA, Fla. – ORAN, Algeria, Nov. 8, 1942, Operation Torch: “They blew holes in the ship … I saw a shell hit a wall and tore some gears out. They even blew the turret off our boat,” said Pfc. John Quigley as he described his participation in the doomed allied landing attempt at Oran harbor.
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> He was from the Bronx. Quigley was born in 1919 in the Harlem section of New York.
> By 1936, Quigley’s physical prowess soon made him an aspiring Olympic track star. Training with an Olympian, he entered Manhattan College in 1939 and joined the track team. He trained with some of the best athletes of his day. He was twice voted Most Valuable Player of the Senior Met AAU Championships. Quigley’s best track time was the quarter mile in 47.20 seconds, a track record not broken until 1954. Hoping to go onto the Olympics, Quigley ran track until war broke out. His accomplishments were put on hold, he was drafted in 1941 and he did not resume running until seven years later.
> Drafted and sent to Camp Dix in New Jersey for basic training, Quigley was assigned to the First Armored Division. He spent six months training in the U.S., England and Scotland, and then shipped out for the invasion of North Africa.
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> [JR: Read this story and wonder what might have been.]
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> Quigley, John [MCattendee]
> [JR: He should be an Honoree and / or the AHoF!]

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Today, Quigley calls Florida home. At 95 years strong, he lives with his daughter, Cathy, who cares for him. Cancer and its treatment have slowed him down a little. Photos of Quigley in his pre-war college track glory days and his war medals hang in frames upon the living room wall.

The frame with his medals hangs in prominence on the entry wall. Quigley’s awards include the POW/MIA medal, the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and the European and World War II Campaign medals, along with his Combat Infantryman’s Badge.

On the occasion of his interview he is decked out in his official Rolling Thunder, Florida Chapter 7, motorcycle club black leather vest adorned with the POW/MIA insignia and pins from some of his POW/MIA guest speaker journeys.

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[JR: The article doesn’t say anything about graduation. Hopefully, one of our Florida readers could turn “reporter” and go interview and confirm. Please?]

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JFOUND: Baron, Bill [MC1964] Fifty Years Of Teaching



Fifty Years Of Teaching, Learning For East Catholic’s Baron
7:54 p.m. EDT, May 30, 2015

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Bill Baron is in his 50th year of coaching.

That’s endurance, but what else would you expect from a former long-distance runner?

Baron won his first state championship in 1965 with the Ridgefield cross country team and his fifth in 2008, his 43rd season, with the East Catholic indoor track team.

At 72, he keeps going … and learning, from attending conferences, studying new methods and reading books on running. He keeps teaching and winning.

“It is in your blood,” Baron said recently. “I guess you could say I don’t really feel like this is work. I’m still doing what I did when I was younger, and it is not tiring for me. This is what I do.”

It is what his wife does, too.

Baron has been at East Catholic-Manchester since 2002 coaching with his wife, Marie, who began there in 1995. Baron is the boys coach and Marie is the girls coach, but both work with athletes from each side. Before East Catholic, Baron was at East Hartford for 34 years after leaving Ridgefield.

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He was coming back after running at Manhattan College. And despite being just 26, he found success right away. Bob Moran was a sophomore when Baron took over and was part of Baron’s first All-State relay team in 1970. He became one of the school’s …

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When Baron arrived at Manhattan College, he was a distance runner. He didn’t know much about the jumps or the hurdles, and certainly not the throwers. But that changed.

“Billy’s roommate was a shot put/discus guy and Billy would write down everything this guy said,” Moran said. “He had everything memorized. He knew he was going to be going to be a coach and he just sucked up everything the guy told him.”

From the beginning, Baron has made an effort to attend conferences and clinics, learning the latest improvements to form and trends in coaching, like resistance training and heart rate monitoring.

“You just learn as much as you can, and then you can be lucky,” Baron said.

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.] 

Baron, Bill [MC1964]

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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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