Tag Archives: MC1964

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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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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