Tag Archives: MC1964

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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JEMAIL: Presidents of the Manhattan College Alumni Society, past and present


RE: Presidents of the Manhattan College Alumni Society, past and present

2014 Nov 10 IMG 3193

Dear John,

             Here is a picture of some past presidents of the Alumni Society with our Current President, Meg Walsh. For those of you who may have not kept up, they are from left to right: Bill Chandler ’70, George Skau ’59. Pete Sweeney ’64, Jim Smith ’60, of course Meg, Mike McEneney ’53, & Bill Harkins ’67. The picture was taken at the Installation Ceremony for the 2014 Class of the Athletic Hall of Fame, a very enjoyable event that was held in the Kelly Commons on Saturday night.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. A very elite cadre!]

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Chandler, Bill [MC1970]

Harkins, Bill [MC1967]

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

Skau, George [MC1959]

Smith, Jim [MC1960]

Sweeney, Pete (MC1964)

Walsh, Meg [MC1979]

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JOBIT: Roth, John J. [MC1940 RIP] id-ed by Scarlata, Richard M. (MC1964)



Another Jasper.

Richard Scarlata

> From: “Bernard J. Flaherty” 
> Date: November 8, 2014 at 7:25:55 AM EST
> To: “Richard M. Scarlata” 
> Subject: Fwd: John J. Roth (1947-1978) Rest in Peace
> Richie: Forwarded for your information since this gentleman is, like you, a Jasper.
> Bern
> ———- Forwarded message ———-
> Date: Nov 8, 2014 7:07 AM
> Subject: John J. Roth (1947-1978) Rest in Peace
> To:
> My Dad, John J. Roth, who served the FBI for 31 years, almost all of it in
> the NYO, and was a member of the Society for 36 years passed away this
> morning, in peace and grace, at home in his sleep. He was 96.
> Dad was a member of the greatest generation, one of the millions of
> American heroes who gave the prime of the lives to save the world in WWII. He
> was born in NYC in 1918, graduated from Manhattan College in 1940 and served
> as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy in World War II and participated in the
> D-Day landings. After the war, he worked briefly as an accountant and then
> joined the Bureau. He retired in 1978 after the change to the age 55
> mandatory retirement. It was my great privilege to serve the first three years
> of my career in the NYO with him.
> My Mom, who died in 2007, and Dad had 8 children, 16 grandchildren and 8
> great grandchildren. Dad was devoted to his God, his family and his
> country. He was the epitome of a gentleman in every sense of the word. He
> touched all of us who knew him and those of us who knew him or had the
> opportunity to meet him are the better for it.
> Dad will be waked at Andrett’s Funeral Home, 353 Second Ave. (between 20th
> and 21st Street) in NYC on Monday and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9. His
> funeral is at Immaculate Conception Church, 414 East 14th Street (14th about 100
> feet east of First Avenue) on Wednesday, November 12, at 11AM.
> In lieu of flowers, the family is suggesting donations to Manhattan
> College, the Immaculate Conception School Helping Hands Fund, the Inner City
> Scholarship Fund or a charity of their choice.
> Jim Roth
> 75-00 NYO

[JR: Thanks, Rich. Much appreciated.]

Scarlata, Richard M. (MC1964)

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In Memory of
John J. Roth
September 7, 1918 – November 7, 2014

Roth, John J.-Loving husband of the late Mary (Henry), Father of the late Elizabeth Danbeck (Robert), and surviving children Jane, John (Andrea), James (Frances), Mary Karl (Billy Bob), Kathryn Lilly (Kevin), Patricia, Margaret Depp (Oren Richard); PopPop to 16 cherished grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren and Uncle “Kiffee” to his special niece and companion Regina Henry as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He passed away at home, in peace and grace.

Born on the West Side in 1918, John graduated from Manhattan College in 1940, served as Lt. in the U.S. Navy in WWII, including the D-Day landings, and went on to serve as a Special Agent of the FBI from 1947 – 1978. He was a loyal supporter St. Veronica’s in Greenwich Village and of Immaculate Conception Church where he served as a trustee, President of the Parish Council and lector until his late 80’s. Devoted to his God, his family and his country, he will be missed by his family and all who knew him.

Friends may call at Andrett Funeral Home, 353 Second Ave @ 21st St. on Monday & Tuesday 2-5 & 7-9pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Immaculate Conception Church 414 E 14th St. on Wednesday 11am. Interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Manhattan College, Immaculate Conception School Helping Hands Fund or the Inner City Scholarship Fund (www.innercityscholarshipfund.org) or a charity of your choosing.


Roth, John J. [MC1940 RIP] 

Guestbook: Same link

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

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