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WIKIPEDIA: Castro, Luis Manuel [MCattendee RIP] early Major Leaguer



Luis Manuel Castro (November 25, 1876 – September 24, 1941) was born in Medellín, Colombia.) He was the first Latin American born player to play in Major League Baseball in the United States, and the first Latin American since Cuban player Esteban Bellán in 1873 to play professional baseball. If one does not consider the National Association a major league, then Castro was the first Latin American to play in Major League Baseball.[1]

A second baseman and right-handed batter, Castro attended Manhattan College and played for the Jaspers baseball team. He played his one and only major league season with the 1902 American League champion Philadelphia Athletics. In his brief 42-game stint, he posted a .245 batting average, with one home run and 15 runs batted in, 35 hits, 18 runs scored, 8 doubles, 1 triple and two stolen bases in 143 at bats.

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Castro, Luis Manuel [MCattendee RIP]

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WIKIPEDIA: Ahern, Bishop Patrick V. [MCattendee RIP] on WIKIPEDIA



Patrick Vincent Ahern (March 8, 1919 – March 19, 2011) was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of New York from 1970 to 1994.


1 Biography
2 Published works
3 Awards
4 References


Ahern was born in New York City, and attended Manhattan College and Cathedral College in the same city.

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Ahern, Bishop Patrick V. [MCattendee RIP]

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Dear John,

I always thought that the Bishop was a graduate, but I do not seem to find him listed in any of my ‘stuff’


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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MOBIT: Stack, John Joseph ‘JJ’ [MCattendee RIP]



John Joseph Stack
(July 4, 1920 – November 28, 2014)


STACK, John Joseph (JJ), formerly of Yonkers, NY, Sugarland Run, Va., and Bowie, Md., passed away Nov. 28th in Palm Bay, Fl. He was 94. Born in Yonkers, NY, on July 4, 1920, JJ was the eldest son of Edward Joseph and Della Bridget (Hamilton) Stack. He began his lifetime of travel at an early age, making the long subway trek from home into Manhattan where he attended St. Patrick’s Cathedral school and served as an altar boy. He excelled at sports, including baseball and football, and though drafted by the House of David baseball team, he chose to pursue his education.

JJ was a sophomore at Manhattan College when Pearl Harbor was attacked. He immediately enlisted in the US Navy, and while serving in the Pacific Theater with Navy Squadron VS-61, met and married Nellie Kathleen Bowles working at Maylands Airport, Perth, Australia. They shared an adventuresome life together during his 20-year Navy career. JJ ran air traffic control operations at bases in Bermuda, New York, New Jersey, Kansas and Florida—and Nellie ran everything else. After his Navy retirement in 1962, JJ was a strategic planner at the Washington Navy Yard, a consultant with SAIC at Tysons Corners, and the President of his own defense-contract company, Cèilidh.

During their happy, 40-year marriage, JJ and Nellie raised 11 children while traveling the world. Together, they introduced their brood to western living—that is, in Western Australia and the west of Ireland.

With Nellie’s sudden death in 1981, JJ faced his toughest times. But sustained by his Roman Catholic faith, he showed his children that life is to be lived. He shared his mother’s passion for the Sport of Kings, and during the 1990s raced his thoroughbred horse Sports Career at area racetracks. In 1991, JJ married Barbara Knowles, now of Washington, D.C. While they called St. Simon’s Island, Ga., home, they traveled across the US and in Europe and Asia. JJ spent his final years with his son William Stack in Palm Bay, Fl.

JJ is predeceased by his brothers Joseph and William Stack and his sisters Theresa Peel, Kathleen Blinn and Margaret Stack. He is survived by his wife Barbara Stack of Washington, D.C. and his children: Bridget Gingrow of Lancaster, Pa.; Mike Stack of Fairfax, Va.; Robert Stack of Virginia Beach, Va., William Stack of Palm Bay, Fl., Maureen Sappéy of Chestertown, Md., Peggy Vaughn of Frederick, Md., Patricia Stack of McLean, Va., Joseph Stack of Wilmington, N.C., Edward Stack of Chestertown, Md., Teresa Hunter of Clemmons, N.C., and Mickey Stack of Arlington, Va. JJ was devoted to his 24 grandchildren and a great-grandfather to 11. He was beloved by many nieces, nephews and friends in the US, Australia and Ireland.

A Time of Visitation is scheduled 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at the Colonial Funeral Home, 201 Edwards Ferry Rd, NE, Leesburg, VA 20176. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at noon on Dec. 9, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 750 Peachtree St, Herndon, VA 20170. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the William Childs Hospice House, 381 Medplex Parkway, Palm Bay, Fl. 32907 at http://www.health-First.org


Stack, John Joseph ‘JJ’ [MCattendee RIP] 

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/Batesville/guestbook.aspx?n=john-stack&pid=173326605

[JR: Attendees are recognized on the theory “if it’s important to some to mention in an obit, then we can spare a few prayers”. Perhaps, the time at MC was both formative and important to our comrade. And, imho, WW2 interrupted many plans. A good many who went never came back and maybe those that did had new priorities.]

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

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MOBIT: Theroux, Michael E. [MCattendee RIP]



Michael E. Theroux

MERRIMACK – Michael E. Theroux, 67, of Merrimack passed away Aug. 17, 2014, at the Community Hospice Center in Merrimack after a long, courageous battle with cancer.

He was born in Holyoke, Mass., on March 25, 1947, the son of the late Edward J. and Mary R. (Shea) Theroux of Beaufort, S.C., previously from Amherst and Nashua.

Michael was a longtime resident of Merrimack and graduated from Bishop Bradley High School in Manchester in 1965. He attended Manhattan College in the Bronx, New York, for one year before joining the U.S. Marine Corps. During his two years in the Marines, Michael did a 13-month tour of duty in Vietnam, where he attained the rank of corporal.

Upon his discharge from the U.S. Marine Corps, Michael went to work for Anheuser-Busch in Merrimack before the plant was even open for the production of beer. He was a faithful employee of that company for 37 years before his retirement in June 2007.

Michael married Linda A. Maskiewicz in December 1970.

Michael enjoyed sports, and in his younger years, played on many slow pitch softball teams. He was an avid Patriots and Bruins fan. Michael spent most of his early years residing in a Long Island suburb of New York City, where he developed a lifelong love for the New York Yankees.

Michael was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8641 in Merrimack and the American Legion Post 9 in Derry. He was passionate about his work with and for the VFW. He served in numerous capacities at his local VFW Post in Merrimack, including quartermaster, senior vice commander and surgeon. At the Department (state) level, in 2011-2012, Michael served as special aide-de-camp for the past national commander-in-chief of the VFW, Richard Denoyer, and as sergeant-at-arms at 2012, 2013 and 2014 Department conventions. At the time of his death, Michael was the current sergeant-at-arms of the Department of New Hampshire VFW for 2014-2015 year.

Members of his family include his wife, Linda A. Theroux; daughter Audra C. Theroux of Merrimack; daughter and son-in-law April and David Wisler of Manchester; grandson Dominic Theroux of Merrimack; and sister Mary Ellen Theroux of Beaufort, S.C..

SERVICES: Calling hours will be at the Rivet Funeral Home, 425 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, on Sunday, Aug. 24, from 4 to 7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, Aug. 25, at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Merrimack with a “Celebration of Life” to follow at the Merrimack VFW. Interment will be at the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 26.

Those who wish may make a memorial contribution to the Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445-7226.

For more information or to sign an online guest register, go to rivetfuneralhome.com.

Published in Union Leader on Aug. 20, 2014


Theroux, Michael E. [MCattendee RIP] 

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/unionleader/michael-e-theroux-condolences/172176756?cid=full

[JR: Attendees are recognized on the theory “if it’s important to some to mention in an obit, then we can spare a few prayers”. Perhaps, the time at MC was both formative and important to our comrade. And, imho, WW2 interrupted many plans. In this case, it was Viet Nam. A good many who went never came back and maybe those that did had new priorities.]

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MOBIT: Powell, William E. [MCattendee RIP]



William E. Powell
1922 – 2014 


William E. Powell, 92, of Windsor, beloved husband of 57 years to the late Mary (Pilonero) Powell passed away Friday, June 20, 2014.

Born March 29, 1922 in North Adams, MA, son of the late Alfred and Carrie (Bigelow) Powell he grew up in North Adams before moving to Windsor in 1955. After high school he worked for Pratt & Whitney but when WWII broke out, he joined the U.S. Army who sent him to Manhattan College for officer training. As the war escalated, they had William join the 69th Infantry 273rd Regiment Company F and he served over in France and Germany. After the war, he finished his college career at The University of Massachusetts receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology.

After his schooling, he worked for the State of Massachusetts Forestry Department, Hamilton Standard and retired from Aetna Life and Casualty as Supervisor of Safety Engineering.

William was an avid gardener and reader, he also was a man with a great sense of humor and always had a joke up his sleeve to tell. He took great pride in his grandchildren’s achievements from childhood through their adulthood years.

He is survived by his son, Geoffrey Powell, and his wife Linda of North Granby; a brother, Wayne Powell of North Adams, MA; two grandchildren, Marie Powell of Boston, MA and Nicholas Powell of Simsbury; and a number of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Dorothy Jennings. The family would like to thank the staff of Meadowbrook of Granby for the care they provided to Bill the last few years and a special thank you to Betty for the special care and friendship she provided to him. Also, a special thank you to Gwen for her care to both Bill and Mary during the last years in their Windsor home.

His family will receive friends Wednesday, June 25, 2014 from 9-10 AM at Carmon Windsor Funeral Home, 807 Bloomfield Ave., Windsor followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, 10:30 at St. Gertrude Church, Windsor. Burial with military honors will be in Windsor Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Windsor. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to American Diabetes Association, 2080 Silas Deane Highway, 2nd Floor, Rocky Hill, CT 06067. To leave on-line condolences please visit http://www.carmonfuneralhome.com.

Published in The Hartford Courant on June 22, 2014


Powell, William E. [MCattendee RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

[JR: Attendees are recognized on the theory “if it’s important to some to mention in an obit, then we can spare a few prayers”. Perhaps, the time at MC was both formative and important to our comrade. And, imho, WW2 interrupted many plans. A good many who went never came back and maybe those that did had new priorities.]

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

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MOBIT: Hollywood, John P. [MCattendee RIP]



John Hollywood, 95
Staten Island Advance 
on June 03, 2014 at 6:01 PM, updated June 03, 2014 at 6:03 PM

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — John P. Hollywood, 95, of Westerleigh, a retired auto supplies purveyor, talented athlete, sports enthusiast and loving family man, died Sunday in Richmond University Medical Center, West Brighton.

The lifelong Staten Islander was born in West Brighton and lived in that community until 1990, when he settled in Westerleigh.

He graduated from St. Peter’s Boys High School and attended Manhattan College’s former junior college on St. Peter’s campus.

Mr. Hollywood worked as a purveyor for Purolator Oil for 10 years. Prior to that, he worked for Greer Hydraulics in Queens.

He was the part-time sports director for 55 years at the Children’s Aid Society’s Goodhue Center, New Brighton.

A talented athlete, Mr. Hollywood enjoyed playing baseball and was a star pitcher who played semi-pro ball. He also loved music and sang professionally at venues on the Island, including the former Flagship Hotel in Dongan Hills.

An avid New York Giants football fan, he held season tickets and enjoyed tailgating at local games.

Mr. Hollywood was a parishioner of St. Teresa’s R.C. Church, Castleton Corners.

His wife of 50 years, the former Grayce Bauer, died in 1993.

Surviving are his son, John; his daughter, Kathy Hollywood; his brother, Francis; five grandchildren, and three great0grandchildren.

The funeral will be Friday from the Harmon Home for Funerals, West Brighton, with a mass at 9:30 a.m. in St. Teresa’s Church. Burial will follow in Ocean View Cemetery, Oakwood.


Hollywood, John P. [MCattendee RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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[JR: Amazing, another interesting facet about Alma Mater that I’d never heard about. A Junior College?]

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

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MOBIT: Murphy, Francis Xavier ‘Frank’ [MCattendee RIP]



Francis Xavier (Frank) Murphy

By Staff Reports posted 15 hours ago May 29th, 2014

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Francis Xavier (Frank) Murphy

Francis Xavier (Frank) Murphy, 86, retired illustrator for American Airlines. Survived by wife, Mary Betty, and daughters, Mary Jo Kinzie (Jack), Katie, Clare Mukerjee (Subir), Ellen (Steve Unterman), Kris, Molly (Karl Rambo), and Aileen (Paul Heilker); sisters, Margaret Hofmann and Elizabeth Murphy; sister-in-law, Leona Schwartz. Grandfather to Kimberly Mukerjee, Anthony Mukerjee, Sophie Unterman, Eli Heilker, Phoebe Unterman, Ellie Rambo, Madeleine Murphy and Olivia Rambo. Uncle to nine and great-uncle to many more. He grew up in Raleigh, NC, moved to New York City to attend Manhattan College at the age of 16. He served in Korea from 1946-1948 and returned to New York and married Mary Betty Keegan, with whom he thrived for more than 62 years.

Though he illustrated for a living, he also painted signs, silk-screened T-shirts, repaired VWs, worked night jobs, and finished his degree at TU, graduating at the age of 50. He loved annual family vacations: Blue Ridge Parkway, the northwest, the outer banks of North Carolina. He celebrated St. Patrick’s Day by sending shamrock stickers to his grandkids. He was too young for the Greatest Generation, so he invented his own generation.

He made up George The Bear stories every night when the kids were little. He was up late to talk when teenagers came home, and when they became parents, he was there to get to know his grandchildren. His door was always open to friends and anyone who wanted to drink coffee and talk. He was the best listener ever.

When Mary Betty’s health declined, he created a safe and vibrant world for her as long as he could. The man raised by two widows and two older sisters, then fathered seven daughters, was surrounded by the love of those women for whom he always will be, and actually originally was, the most interesting man in the world. He was one of a kind; no definition can capture his uniqueness.

Memorial and reception at family home Saturday, May 31st, 2-5 pm. In lieu of flowers, donate to St. John’s Health System Foundation: either the La Fortune Cancer Center Us Too Group or Hospice. http://www.stjohnhealthsystem.com/foundation. Fitzgerald Ivy Chapel, 918-585-1151. wwww.fitzgeraldivychapel.com


Murphy, Francis Xavier ‘Frank’ [MCattendee RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.fitzgeraldivychapel.com/fh/obituaries/tributes.cfm?o_id=2534952&fh_id=12471

[JR: Attendees are recognized on the theory “if it’s important to some to mention in an obit, then we can spare a few prayers”. Perhaps, the time at MC was both formative and important to our comrade. And, imho, war interrupted many plans. A good many who went never came back and maybe those that did had new priorities.]

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

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