MNEWS: Alma Mater is changing lives In County Custody


10 HS Students Graduate While In County Custody
For years, the county has made sure that young offenders have
the opportunity to pursue a high school diploma while in jail.
By Michael Woyton, Patch Staff
Jul 15, 2019 1:55 pm ET

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As a result, they receive a wide array of educational, therapeutic and recovery-related programs. Several of this year’s graduates have already received acceptance letters to Manhattan College and are taking college-level courses at the jail and at no cost to taxpayers.

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Kudos to all involved.

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


Good Evening All,

Having recently spoken with Kathleen, we continue to pray for Jim. He and Kathleen and their Family thank you for your continued prayers and good thoughts. Please keep the volume up.Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JOBIT: Moore, Joseph P. Jr. [MC1963 RIP] 2019-Jul-10


Joseph P. Moore Jr.
1942 – 2019

Joseph P. Moore Jr.
‘Irish heritage with a focus toward the future’

Joseph P. Moore Jr., 77, of Kendall Park, N.J., passed away on July 10, 2019, peacefully, surrounded by his family.

Born in Manhattan, N.Y., on April 5, 1942, he was a graduate of Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School (’59), Manhattan College (’63), and received an MBA from St. John’s University (’69). Joe and Patricia (Lynch) were married on Jan. 27, 1968 and recently celebrated 51 years of marriage.

Joe was a devoted son, brother, husband, father, and grandfather. He had a long and successful career as a finance director at Warner-Lambert and happily retired in 2000 to enjoy his lifelong passions: spending time with family, reading, travel, wine, golf, and watching NY sports teams.

His family will receive guests at Bradley, Brough & Dangler Funeral Home, 299 Morris Ave., Summit, N.J., on Monday, July 15, from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 16, at 10:45 a.m. at St. Teresa of Avila in Summit, N.J.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation ( To send the family a condolence, or to read the full obituary, please visit

Published in Star-Ledger on July 14, 2019


Moore, Joseph P. Jr. [MC1963 RIP]

Guestbook: Same link 

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

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JOBIT: Garvey, Patrick J. [MC1957 RIP] 2019-Jul-00


Patrick J. Garvey
March 4, 1935 – July 2019
New York

Patrick was born on March 4, 1935 and passed away in July 2019.

Patrick was a resident of New York at the time of passing.

Pat Garvey attended Bishop Loughlin High School in Brooklyn, followed by Manhattan College, graduating from the business school in 1957, but not before meeting a certain Elizabeth Tierney of the Bronx at a Manhattan Tea Dance Social. Of all his many future noteworthy accomplishments, marrying the future Liz Garvey was by all accounts, his wisest decision.

After several years on active duty, he rose to the rank of Colonel in the Marines Corps Reserves before being promoted to Brigadier General in the New York State Naval Militia.

And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of His hand Irish Blessing Sunday 14 July 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm Sunday, July 14, 2019 Joseph F. Nardone Funeral Home 414 Washington Street Peekskill, New York, United States (914) 737-1363 Monday 15 July Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 am – 11:50 am Monday, July 15, 2019 Church of the Holy Spirit 1969 Crompond Road Cortlandt Manor, New York, United States (914) 737-2316 Tuesday 16 July 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm Tuesday, July 16, 2019 Long Island National Cemetery 2040 Wellwood Avenue Farmingdale, New York, United States (631) 454-4949 For our out of town guests…. Inn on the Hudson 634 Main St, Peekskill, NY 10566 Phone: (914) 739-1500 Holiday Inn Express & Suites Peekskill-Lower Hudson Valley 2 John Walsh Blvd, Peekskill, NY 10566 Phone: (914) 743-5700 We understand that it is not always possible to attend a service or visitation in person, so we encourage you to use our beautifully designed interactive online tributes to pay your respects.

In Lieu of Flowers contributions can be made to Manhattan College in honor of Pat.


Garvey, Patrick J. [MC1957 RIP]


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Good Morning All,

I have already sent this request to the Retreat Committee because the Retreat was where we mostly knew Pat. We pray for the repose of the soul of Fellow Jasper, Patrick J. ‘Pat’ Garvey ’57 BBA. Pat, a proud United States Marine Corps Veteran, Colonel, United States Marine Corps Reserve, Brigadier General, N.Y. State Naval Militia, was called home July, 2019. We pray for his Wife, Elizabeth ‘Liz’, their Children, Dennis and Sharon, and their Family as the Family of mourn the loss of their loved one. Pat was a reserved man. He was a regular attendee at our Retreat which is where many of us knew him best. When Pat shared a thought in our breakout sessions, it came from his heart. He told me once that the Retreat was something he looked forward to and would attend as long as he was able to. He will be missed by all who knew him. The Family have shared the following Obituary which includes Mass of Christian Burial information for today, Monday, July 15, 2019 at 11:00AM, Church of The Holy Spirit, Cortlandt Manor, N.Y. Interment will be Tuesday, July 16, 2019, Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, L.I., N.Y.

Semper Fi, Marine, God Speed. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JUPDATE: Crane, William Grace [MC1953 RIP] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


JOBIT: Crane, William Grace [MC1953 RIP] 2019-Jul-02

William Grace Crane
1932 – 2019

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I believe that Bill is a member of that great Class of 1953.

He was a great lawyer and a good friend.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Sorry for the loss of your friend.]

Crane, William Grace [MC1953 RIP]

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POSITRACTION: Zambia’s 1 million orphans


LAND OF A MILLION ORPHANS: investigates the hidden African crisis driven by AIDS and meets ‘children raised by children’ left behind in Zambia

  • Zambia is a land-locked nation in sub-Saharan Africa whose population of 17 million includes 1 million orphans, according to the United Nations Development Programme
  • AIDS killed an entire generation of parents, leaving the country with half its population younger than 18; traveled there to meet children in two slums in the capital city
  • Hundreds of thousands of children there sleep in overcrowded one-room shacks or under plastic tarps
  • One in 13 Zambians will die before age 5, and many kids don’t know their parents or their own birthdays
  • More than 1.2 million Zambians live with HIV; new cases are 29 times as common as in the United States and 53 times the United Kingdom’s rate
  • Sexual abuse is rampant; some tribes’ cultures teach that sex with a virgin can cure AIDS, driving child rape and more HIV infections
  • You can learn more about humanitarian crises in Zambia from UNICEF, UNAIDS, the PEPFAR program or the Family Legacy charity


PUBLISHED: 14:08 EDT, 9 July 2019 | UPDATED: 21:38 EDT, 9 July 2019

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Richard is among Zambia’s 1 million orphans, the United Nations Development Programme reports. They live in a land-locked nation of 17 million people that is about the size of Texas. The United States, with its 327 million people, has about 443,000 children in foster care, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.

Most of Zambia’s orphans are collateral damage of a well-understood AIDS epidemic. The outside world hasn’t, however, grappled with the staggering number of children left without mothers and fathers. UNICEF puts that total at 52 million throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

In countries like Zambia, where help from the developed world came too late, children raise children in trash heaps and chicken coops, or under discarded plastic tarps.

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How can anyone read this and not be touched?

I know that this isn’t the usual “good news” I usually lead with but this made me nauseated.

I don’t know what any single person can do.  The Third World is a humanitarian disaster.  And, imho, the various Gooferments of these lands are the primary problem.

I’ve ofter advocated that the politicians and bureaucrats should not be permitted to leave these countries while the problem exists.  Not to visit the UN.  Not to visit other countries. And, certainly not to open off-shore bank accounts where they can store their ill gotten gains.

I’m sure the answer is not in “foreign aid” by other Gooferments.

I believe that the “answer”, if there is one, will be found in the private efforts of faith based organizations and humanitarians everywhere.  

Till then, all us little people can do is pray for their relief.  When I find a good organization, I send them some of my annual donation budget.  Hope every one will too.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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ENDNOTE: Gildea, Bill (MC1962) passed along an “Obit”


Gildea, Bill (MC1962)

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– Shared by an Emergency Room Nurse spending 12-hr shifts triaging increasing numbers of non-emergency millenials … – J


Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.

He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as knowing when to come in out of the rain, why the early bird gets the worm, life isn’t always fair, and maybe it was my fault. Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don’t spend more than you earn) and reliable parenting (adults, not children, are in charge). His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned, but overbearing, regulations were set in place.

Reports of a six-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate, teenagers suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition. Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job they had themselves failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer paracetamol, sun lotion or plaster to a pupil, but could not inform the parents when a pupil became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband, churches became businesses and criminals received better treatment than their victims. Common Sense took a beating when you couldn’t defend yourself from a burglar in your own home, but the burglar could sue you for assault because you protected yourself and your own.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live after a woman failed to realise that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust, his wife, Discretion, his daughter, Responsibility and his son, Reason. He is survived by three stepbrothers; I Know My Rights, Someone Else is to Blame, and I’m A Victim. Not many attended his funeral because so few realised he was gone.

If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing.

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It’s interesting that Gooferment Skrules feature large in this rant.

I heard on a podcast (1) recently that the Protestants wanted to get “their” religion into schools but keep the Catholic “religion” out.  So that’s how we wound up with the Prussian model Gooferment Skrules.  Now run the video tape forward a few decades, and how did that work out for them?  Everyone is “upset”, often “outraged”, about what is being “taught”.  (My gripe is the worship of “Father State” and “Mother Earth”.  Others have different gripes. BUT, and there is always a BIG butt, it’s typical Gooferment “one size fits all” and it ain’t your “size”!)

“It’s a big club, and you ain’t in it! You, and I, are not in the big club.” — George Carlin

I’d suggest that you listen to the podcast a few times to really “grok” the guy’s idea of “being your own representative”.

FWIW YMMV TANSTAAFL (“There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch” From Robert Heinlein’s classic)

(1) Murphy, Robert. “Ep. 42 Former Military Intelligence Sergeant Donnie Gebert Explains That a Direct Republic Is Now Possible.” Bob Murphy Show, 25 June 2019,