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JNEWS: Patterson, James [MC1969] “Please dream big”



Patterson to MSU’s Class of 2015: ‘Be dreamers and doers’ 

Special to The Dispatch
December 14, 2015 9:09:04 AM

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STARKVILLE — “Please dream big,” international best-selling and award-winning author James Patterson urged the more than 1,300 graduates during Friday’s fall commencement ceremonies at Mississippi State University.

“Make sure you have a dream when you leave Mississippi State and have a backup dream,” Patterson said. “When I was kid, right through high school and into college, my dream was to play basketball in the NBA. I could dunk. I was pretty good. It didn’t happen, but I had a backup dream.”

“I loved to write stories, and I went at the craft of storytelling with passion and perseverance and kind of obsessive stubbornness. My first novel was published when I was 26,” he added. His fictional novels have now sold more than 300 million copies.

Currently holding the Guinness World Record for the most No. 1 New York Times best-sellers of any author and the first to achieve 10 million e-book sales, the New York native also is the first to have No. 1 new titles listed simultaneously on the Times’ children’s and adult best-seller lists.

“You have to work real hard at your dream and even at your backup dream,” Patterson said. “I’ve always felt compelled to do the best that I possibly can and tell the best stories I’m capable of, especially my stories for kids.”

A summa cum laude English graduate of Manhattan College and Vanderbilt University, he also has produced several popular book series for young adults.

In addition to “dreamers,” Patterson also encouraged the December graduates to be “doers.”

“There is so much to do right now, and please try not to be cynical about it and skeptical about it.

“You can do stuff; you really can,” he emphasized.

Patterson and wife Susan Solie Patterson, who currently reside in Florida, long have been major supporters of literacy education initiatives. Earlier this year at MSU, the couple established the James Patterson Teacher Education Scholarship Endowment, with inaugural awards to eight freshman elementary education majors.

Following his address, Patterson said he and Susan plan to donate more scholarships for MSU students next year. MSU President Mark E. Keenum also declared Patterson an honorary Bulldog in recognition of his contributions, integrity and professional achievements that have set an example of excellence.

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Patterson, James [MC1969]

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JEMAIL: Scudo, Bob (MC1969) received the plain text version from MAILCHIMP


Scudo, Bob (MC1969)

What happened to the other format?

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You got the text version. I switched it to HTML. I don’t know why it changed.


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[JR: First time that’s happen on MAILCHIMP.]  

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JNEWS: Marshall, Thomas [MC1969] interim CEO Lehigh Regional Medical



CHS has appointed a new interim CEO for Lehigh Regional Medical Center
Posted by Editor on Aug 28, 2015 in Local, News

2015 08Aug 29 Thomas Marshall

Thomas Marshall

Thomas Marshall was recently appointed interim chief executive officer of Lehigh Regional Medical Center. Marshall has more than three decades of healthcare administration experience. Over his career, he has served in numerous leadership roles at hospitals and healthcare facilities across the country, including as CEO, Chief Financial Officer, and Acquisition Transition Coordinator. Thomas has experience Long Term Care; Outpatient Rehab; Inpatient Rehab; Psych Practice Management and Acute Care; also 4 years’ experience in Law Firm management with a Top AmLaw 200 firm.

According to Bill Rice Owner, William T. Rice & Associates LLC, “Thomas is a great leader in the Health Care Business”

Thomas is not a stranger to hard work, and long hours as he serviced as an Officer in the US Navy and a graduate of Manhattan College.

According to Diann Cimring the Marketing Director of Lehigh Regional Medical Center in an email; “Thomas will provide leadership at the hospital until a permanent CEO is appointed.”

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Marshall, Thomas [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Thomas is a member of the Class of 1969.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Marshall, Thomas [MC1969]

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JOBIT: Kilcarr, Paul Thomas Sr. [MC1952 RIP] on 2015-Jul-24




KILCARR PAUL THOMAS KILCARR, SR. “Paul” (Age 85) Of Williamsburg, Virginia died of natural causes on July 24, 2015.

He was the devoted father of Marianne Kilcarr Umstead, Paul Jr., and Kevin and beloved husband of Regina “Jean” V (Looby) Kilcarr. In addition to his wife and children, he is survived by his Grandchildren Ashley Umstead Brown, Joseph Kilcarr, Lauren Umstead Schmidt and his great grandchild Marlee Brown and his brother John Kilcarr. He was preceded in death by his brother Andrew Kilcarr, his sister-in-law Barbara Kilcarr, and his mother Mary Kilcarr.

Paul and his brothers, Andrew and Jack, graduated from Manhattan College in New York City. Paul took over as head of the family at age 15 when his dad Patrick J. Kilcarr passed from this earth too early in life. His brothers would always remark that “my brother is the one that raised us”.

Upon graduation from school and marriage to the love of his life Jean, Paul pursued his career in defense contracting as an engineer. He and Jean traveled the world having Marianne in Wichita, KS, Paul Jr in Kaiserslauten, Germany and then back to New York for the birth of Kevin. Once back in the US, Paul took a series of defense contracting positions ending his career with Westinghouse.

Paul enjoyed his gardening to the point of being awarded a certificate as a Master Gardener. He loved sharing the bounty of his harvest with all his friends. He was very outgoing and always willing to help a neighbor with anything they were trying to accomplish. A devote Catholic, Paul did some very serious soul searching in his later years and was very content with his next stage in life. In his last days, he was happy and content with moving on to join Andrew and his mother.

A celebration of life and service will be held from 12 Noon to 3 p.m. on August 15, 2015 at the Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plain Rd., Williamsburg, VA. 23188: (757) 565-1141 The internment will be on August 22, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Columbia Gardens Cemetery, 3411 Arlington Blvd., near Glebe Rd. Arlington, VA 22201: (703) 527-1235 Please RSVP to: kmkvt82@gmail.com In lieu of flowers, the family requests that those wishing to honor Paul make donations in his memory to the Little Sisters of the Poor. http://www.littlesistersofthepoor.org/donate

Published in The Washington Post on Aug. 10, 2015


Kilcarr, Paul Thomas Sr. [MC???? RIP] 

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/washingtonpost/paul-t-kilcarr-condolences/175469810?cid=full

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Dear John,

I believe that Paul is a member of the Class of 1952, his brother Andy, 1953,
was my classmate and his brother Jack was a member of the Class of 1955.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Kilcarr, Paul Thomas Sr. [MC1952 RIP] 

Kilcarr, Andy [MC1953 RIP] 

Kilcarr, Jack [MC1955]

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I came across this in today’s Washington Post about Paul T. Kilcarr, Sr. (I didn’t know him).


Bob Scudo

[JR: Thanks, Bob. Much appreciated. Can’t have enough eyes on the “news”.]

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

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JNEWS: Candarelli, Lawrence [MC1969] ordained deacon



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Deacon Lawrence Candarelli, 68, is retired from a career in law enforcement. He worked as a special agent with the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor, as a police officer with the New York State Park Police, and as a probation officer with the Westchester County Department of Probation. He is a member of Holy Spirit parish in Cortlandt Manor. He earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Manhattan College, a certificate in physical therapy from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University and a master’s in pastoral counseling from Iona College. He and his wife, Lori Ann, have three children, Joseph, Steven and Natalie.

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Candarelli, Lawrence [MC????]

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Dear John,

           I believe that Lawrence is a member of the Class of 1969.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Candarelli, Lawrence [MC1969]

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Good Morning All,

Your prayers are requested as we congratulate Larry Candarelli as he begins his Ministry as a Deacon in Holy Spirit Parish in Cortlandt Manor, Westchester County. We pray and give thanks for his strength of Character, devotion and hope as he continues to do God’s Work. Thank you Larry. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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

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COMMENT: Twomey, John J. (MC1969) remembers GSS, MP, and Alma Mater


John J. Twomey commented on COMMENT: Costello, Donald [MC1954] remembers May 15.

2015-May-15 Donald Costello commented on # – # – # JNEWS: McBain, Michelle Ragusa [MC2004] husband is CEO of …

Don and JR, thanks for the memories . I too define May 15th as the feast day of the De La Salle Christian Brothers. I was fortunate to have had them as teachers at Good Shepherd (1961), Manhattan Prep (1965) and Manhattan College (1969). As time goes by you realize how important they were for so many of us

John J. Twomey

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Twomey, John J. (MC1969) 

[JR: Well as GSS ’60, I had a lot of years of Christian Brothers. I’m glad I was “saved” from the Gooferment Skrules. Although I’m not sure that I am a “dino”!]

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JFOUND: Maligno, Vincent J. [MC1969] hits Yankee Stadium



Annadale resident honored by NY Yankees; name goes up in lights

For his 69th birthday Dr. Vincent J. Maligno was honored by the New York Yankees as the “Veteran of the Game” sponsored by the Wounded Warrior Project.at Yankee Stadium.
Carol Ann Benanti | benanti@siadvance.com

on May 05, 2015 at 10:49 AM, updated May 05, 2015 at 10:50 AM

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — At 69 years young, Dr. Vincent J. Maligno finally saw his name in lights.

The Staten Island sports fan, who celebrated his birthday April 26, was honored by the New York Yankees as the “Veteran of the Game” sponsored by the Wounded Warrior Project.

The Vietnam vet’s face and ame were flashed on the Jumbotron at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx — as did the Annadale resident’s rank of major in the US Air Force.

“My wife, Amelia, and daughter, Megan, were able to join me on the field,” said Dr. Maligno in speaking of his memorable moment. “What a phenomenal birthday.”

Yankee manager Joe Girardi even presented him with an autographed No. 28 jersey to acknowledge his military service. It read: “Thanks for your service.”

Home base umpire Jim Wolf also jumped on the band wagon, giving Dr. Maligno a game ball and thanking him for his extraordinary military service.

And if Dr. Maligno’s name sounds familiar, it’s all for good reason.

He was featured in a recent Inside Out unique love story about young Vincent Maligno and his mate, the former Amelia Mignone. The couple first crossed paths back in 1962, at a Monster Mash Dance staged at Xaverian High School, the Brooklyn all-boys school where he was a student.

The Malignos are now the parents of six children and four granddaughters.

Congratulations, folks!

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