JOBIT: O’Fallon, John Denis [MC???? RIP] 2018-Oct-14



of Potomac, Md., passed away on October 14, 2018.

Born in Oklahoma to the late John and Catherine O’Fallon. John was a veteran, serving in the National Guard and U.S. Army. After earning his BS in Civil Engineering at Manhattan College, and Masters in Civil Engineering from NYU, he worked as a bridge engineer for the federal government for over 50 years.

John is predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Mary Jane, parents, and infant son, David. Surviving family include sons John (Sarah) of Annandale, VA, Brian (Laurie) of Marietta, GA, Denis (Celia) of Frederick, MD; daughters Kate Vinzani (Gil) of Raleigh, NC and Joan Shobe (Doug) of New Market, MD; 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren who will mourn their loss.

The family will receive visitors at DeVol Funeral Home, 10 East Deer Park Dr., Gaithersburg, MD on Thursday, October 25, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Raphael Catholic Church, Falls Rd. and Dunster Rd., Rockville, MD on Friday, October 26, at 1:30 p.m. If it is your wish, in lieu of flowers you may donate to The Franciscan Fathers of the Holy Land in his memory (http://https// or Red Cloud Indian School ( Online guestbook at:  DeVol Funeral Home 10 East Deer Park Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20877 (301) 948-6800

Published in The Washington Post from Oct. 22 to Oct. 23, 2018


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JOBIT: Palmer,  Robert E. ‘Bob’ [MC???? RIP] 2018-Oct-18


ObituariesRobert E. Palmer: Lifelong Brewster Resident
Mr. Palmer was 97.
By Lanning Taliaferro, Patch Staff | Oct 22, 2018 10:26 am ET

From Beecher Funeral Home

Robert E. Palmer ‘Bob’, a lifelong resident of Brewster, NY, died on Thursday, October 18, 2018. He was 97 years old.

Born on May 31, 1921 at home in Brewster, son of Edward and Sarah (Canny) Palmer. He graduated from Brewster High School in 1939 and attended Manhattan College. Bob honorably served in the US Army during WWII.

Bob married the love of his life, Marjorie Jean Edmondson on January 22, 1944 at Ft. Dix, New Jersey. Marjorie died on March 3, 2007. They were blessed to be married for 63 wonderful years.

Bob was a railroad engineer for Metro North Railroad out of Brewster, NY for 41 years, retiring on February 22, 1982. A lifelong member of St. Lawrence O’Toole Church in Brewster, he was also a lifetime member of the VFW Post 672 in Brewster. Bob enjoyed travels with his family and in later years those taken with his wife Marjorie. He enjoyed occasional luncheons with his railroad friends, as well. Bob was very proud to have been responsible for the placement of American Flags through the years at many local cemeteries – a responsibility that came to be known as ‘The Bob Palmer Project’.

Bob is survived by his daughters, Nancy J. Perrott and her husband Chris of Willow Spring, NC and Joan P. O’Dell of Brewster, NY; his sister, Mary Cioccolanti and her husband Joseph of Brewster, NY; his sister-in-law Jane Palmer of Brewster; 6 grandchildren; Colleen Deldin, Kimberly Martins, Craig Deldin, Andrea Deldin, Jonathan Palmer and Brian Palmer; two great grandchildren, Kaitlyn Marie Palmer and Chayse Martins. Also several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son Robert N. Palmer on February 21, 2013.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, October 22, 2018 10:00 am at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church, Brewster, NY. Interment will follow at St. Lawrence O’ Toole Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob’s memory may be made to: Homes For Our Troops, 6 Main St., Taunton, MA 02780.


Palmer,  Robert E. ‘Bob’ [MC???? RIP]

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POSITRACTION: Gene Therapy Trial Restores Vision


In ‘World First,’ Gene Therapy Trial Restores Vision in Patients With Genetic Form of Blindness
By Good News Network – Oct 9, 2018

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An exciting new gene therapy trial has restored full or partial vision to blind patients who were robbed of their sight because of a genetic condition.

The study, which was launched at the University of Oxford back in 2011, recruited 14 patients to receive an eye injection of the virus containing the missing gene that caused the blindness.

By the end of the study, there was a significant gain in vision across the group of patients as a whole.

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How little “we” know about ourselves or our biology.

Wonder how many people this translates into?

Although anything over 1 is great, imho.

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ENDNOTE: Don’t allow Big Pharma to turn supplements into drugs


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FDA Turned Your $10 Supplement into a $40,000 Drug

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Earlier this year, we told you about an FDA back-channel that allows drug companies to turn supplements into drugs—and remove the supplement versions from the market. This has happened to a popular and medically important version of vitamin B6 (pyridoxamine), and with the FDA’s approval of a new drug to treat sickle cell anemia, the same could happen to L-glutamine. Unless we close a back-channel at the FDA, more and more supplements will be turned into expensive drugs, and consumers won’t be able to manage their health cheaply and naturally with the supplement versions.

Last year, the FDA announced the approval of Endari, a drug for sickle cell disease. Endari is an oral powder comprised of L-glutamine, an important amino acid currently available as a supplement. The drug company, Emmaus Medical, Inc., filed an investigational new drug (IND) application—demonstrating their investigation of L-glutamine as a drug—on May 15, 1997. This is important because there is no new dietary ingredient (NDI) notification for L-glutamine. (Think of an NDI notification as a “new supplement” notification; by law an NDI notification must be filed on supplements that came to market after 1994.)

Enter the FDA back-channel. If a drug company begins investigating a nutrient for use in a drug before a supplement company files an NDI notification on that nutrient, the company can ask the FDA to have supplement version removed from the market, leaving consumers with no other option than the drug. Currently, a 120-pill bottle of L-glutamine can be purchased for less than $10; a year’s worth of Endari will reportedly cost consumers more than $40,000.

If Emmaus enforces its IND, the only way that L-glutamine supplements could survive is if the FDA decides that L-glutamine was in the market “in or as” a supplement before 1994. To make matters worse, the FDA has not completed its policy that lets companies know what is and isn’t grandfathered, or even how to file an NDI notification. Given how the current draft of the FDA’s proposal is written, there’s even a real danger that supplements most people would think of as “grandfathered” could require NDI notifications. All of this creates confusion that only helps drug companies further exploit this back-channel.

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And, here’s a great example of why I feel that the Gooferment’s FDA should be an “advisory” function at best.


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JOBIT: McGuirk, John [MC1963 RIP] 2018-Oct-18


Hon. John McGuirk
May 6, 1942 – October 18, 2018
New York

Hon. McGuirk was born on May 6, 1942 and passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2018.

Hon. McGuirk was a resident of New York at the time of passing.

He graduated from Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains in 1959.

He served as an Assistant Professor of Law at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, and Captain, U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Corps, from 1967 – 1971.

Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., with family reflections at 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 21st at Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc., 337 Hudson St. Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 22nd at St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, 340 Hudson Street, Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY. Interment with Military Honors will follow the Mass at St. Thomas Cemetery, Cornwall, NY.

Memorial Donations may be made to Manhattan College, 4513 Manhattan College Parkway, Riverdale, NY 10471 and St. Luke’s Health System Foundation, 70 Dubois Street, Newburgh, NY 12550.


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Judge McGuirk’s family were long time parishioners of St Barnabas and very active in Parish activities. At one time his late father, John, redesigned the logos for the Parish Bulletin. He was also very active in fund raising activities in the Parish.

The Judge was a member of the Class of 1963 at Manhattan which had the largest number of elected NYS Supreme Court Justices in the history of the College!

May He Rest In Peace.

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

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JOBIT: Drohan, James A. Sr. [MC1968 RIP] 2018-Oct-19


James A. Drohan Sr.
1945 – 2018 

Ossining – James A. Drohan, Sr., “Banker” of Ossining passed away Friday, October 19, 2018. Jim was born in Manhattan on June 30, 1945 and was the son of Frank and Pauline (Cahill) Drohan. He was 73. Banker was a graduate of Manhattan College in 1968, where he received his BBA.

He was a member of the Ossining Fire Dept. for 48 years. He was Secretary for Westchester Co. VFA; He was Secretary of Southern NY VFA. He is the President and one of the original members of the Fairchester Hose Haulers since the late 60’s. He was an ex-captain and former President of Holla Hose Co. He was a very proud school crossing guard in Roosevelt Square for many years. He was a 9/11 survivor.

Jim is survived by his children James Jr. (Cathy), Frank (Kristina), Erin (Michael) Perry, his dear friend and ex-wife Kathleen; his sister Laura Galletto; 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Visiting hours with be held Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 at Dorsey. Funeral Mass Monday 10:00 a.m. at St. Augustine Church, Ossining. Interment at St. Augustine’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations to Ossining Volunteer Ambulance Corp., 8 Clinton Ave, Ossining, NY or

Dorsey Funeral Home, Inc 14 Emwilton Pl., Ossining, 914-941-0167

Published in the The Journal News on Oct. 20, 2018


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JOBIT: Bianchi, Louis M. [MC1949 RIP] 2018-Oct-18


Louis M. Bianchi
1928 – 2018 

Rye Brook – Louis M. Bianchi, 90, a resident of Rye Brook, NY died October 18, 2018 at home surrounded by his family. He was born July 22, 1928 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Charles and Elisa Rolandi Bianchi. He was raised in Brooklyn and graduated from Stuyvesant High School. He received his Bachelors Degree from Manhattan College and Masters Degree from New York University. Lou served in the United States Army. He was married September 6, 1952 in Brooklyn, NY to Marie Masi. Lou was a retired financial executive and held senior level positions at AMF and GAF Corporations. His work took him around the world.

He was a longtime parishioner of the Our Lady of Mercy Church in Port Chester where he served as an usher. Lou was a golfer, avid reader and a New York Times crossword puzzle solver in pen, of course. He was a diehard Mets and Jets fan. 

He is survived by his devoted wife Marie Bianchi of Rye Brook, NY beloved children Richard L. Bianchi and his wife Caroline of Rye, NY Joan Tursi and husband William of Port Chester, NY and Lynn Alexander and husband Robert of Rye Brook, NY grandchildren Michael Tursi, Alana Tursi, Marielle Bianchi, Madeleine Bianchi and Jesse Alexander. He was predeceased by his brothers Joseph and Charles Bianchi. Visitation will be 4-8PM on Sunday October 21, 2018 at Craft Memorial Home, Inc. Mass of Christian Burial will be 9:30AM on Monday October 22, 2018 at Parish of St. John Bosco (Our Lady Of Mercy) 260 Westchester Ave. Port Chester, NY. Entombment to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery Rye Brook, NY. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital  Memphis, TN.

Craft Memorial Home, Inc. 40 Leicester St. Port Chester, NY (914) 939-0131

Published in the The Journal News on Oct. 20, 2018


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Dear John,

                I believe that Louis is a member of the Class of 1949.

                            May He Rest in Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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