JOBIT: Donnelly, Thomas Patrick [MC???? RIP] 2018-Jun-19


DONNELLY—Thomas Patrick. Age 82, died on June 19th, 2018, in Charlottesville, VA.

Son of the late Thomas and Margaret Donnelly, he leaves behind his adored wife, Joan; his sons Thomas, Keith, and Brian; six grandchildren; and his brother, Bill. He was preceded in death by his sister Joan.

Tom was a founding partner of Condon, O’Meara, McGinty & Donnelly, an accounting firm dedicated to serving many of the country’s most respected foundations, public charities, and non-profit organizations. Prior to this, Tom was a senior partner at Pannell, Kerr, Forster in Manhattan.

He served with pride in the United States Army as a Combat Engineer, and graduated Manhattan College on the GI Bill.

But above all, Tom was a family man, ever willing to sacrifice professional gain to be a constant presence in the lives of his wife and children, and a connection point to his larger Irish family in the States and abroad.

A Memorial Mass will be held on July 28th at 11am at St. Thomas Aquinas University Parish, in Charlottesville, VA. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Manhattan College Scholarship Fund in the name of Thomas P. Donnelly: Condolences may be sent to the family at:

Hill and Wood Funeral Home 201 N. First Street  Charlottesville, VA 22902 434-296-6148

Published in The New York Times on July 22, 2018


Donnelly, Thomas Patrick [MC???? RIP]


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COMMENT: Apoldo, Lou (MC1963) sees a silver lining in the endnote


The Endnote story describing how Promiscuity is spreading the untreatable STI disease that makes women infertile fails to note the positive aspect of this phenomenon, which is that it eventually could wipe out Promiscuity.

Lou Apoldo
BCE ’63

[JR: It could also be the end on humanity. Wiped out by humans’ inability to curb their lust.]

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POSITRACTION: “Captain Wiggle Wings’ aka Gail Halvorsen — a good man


‘Captain Wiggle Wings’ – The U.S. Pilot Who Dropped Tons of Candy for Kids in Berlin After Fighting Their Country 
By Good News Network-Jul 17, 2018

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70 years ago today, a US Air Force pilot went down in history as the man who started dropping candy with miniature parachutes – because every child deserves a sweet treat, even in times of war.

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The next day on his approach to Berlin, he rocked the aircraft and dropped some chocolate bars attached to a handmade handkerchief parachute to the children waiting below. Every day after that, the number of children increased and he made several more drops. Soon, there was a stack of mail in Base Ops addressed to “Uncle Wiggly Wings”, “The Chocolate Uncle” and “The Chocolate Flier”.

When an officer heard about it, he immediately expanded it into “Operation Little Vittles”. Other pilots participated, and when news reached the US, children all over the country sent in their own candy to help out. Soon, major candy manufacturers joined in.

In the end, over twenty three tons of candy were dropped on Berlin during the airlift that kept that blockaded city alive and the operation became a major propaganda success.

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What a “heroic” effort by one man.

Who knows how many children were “touched” by his generosity or the future efforts?

Little children are the casualties of war!


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ENDNOTE: STI causes untreatable infertility?


STI warning: Experts fear ‘stealth’ bug which makes women infertile will be untreatable

  • A WARNING has been issued about a dangerous sexually transmitted infection which is spreading rapidly.

By Douglas Patient / Published 11th July 2018

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The mycoplasma genitalium bug, known as MG, makes women infertile.

One in every 100 British adults aged 18 to 44 are already thought to be infected with the bug.

Experts are warning that this figure is set to double within 10 years as it becomes untreatable.

A total of 3,000 women a year could lose the ability to have children, the British Association of Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) said

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Actions have consequences.

Sadly, this maybe due to humanity’s failure to understand the long term consequences of its actions.

Promiscuity has eroded the moral fiber of recent generations.  

Makes me wonder what else humanity doesn’t understand.

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


From Mike McEneney, a prayer request for a Grammar School Classmate and Friend of Mike’s Daughter, Clare. Peter Esser went into Cardiac Arrest and is in serious condition. We pray for Peter and his Family. We pray that the Doctors are able to help him and we pray for his swift and complete recovery. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JOY: Heegle, Patty [MC????] and Powers, John [MC????] engaged


2018 07Jul 21 jasper engaged

Heegle, Patty [MC????]

Powers, John [MC????]

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MFOUND: Remembering the frozen yogurt machine

Tiger Woods’ NSFW motivational message, Tony Romo’s biggest win, and a golf legend returns to the spotlight

July 17, 2018

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As a rising high school senior in 1999, I unfortunately missed watching live Jean van de Velde’s final-hole debacle while attending a basketball camp. Sadly, I also missed David Cone’s perfect game that week and had to settle for (gasp!) reading about both historic events in a newspaper. On the bright side, I remember going to town on the frozen yogurt machine in the Manhattan College cafeteria… Anyway, while the French remain scarred by this claret jug memory, having that gold ball back will certainly ease the pain. And while we wait to see what craziness Carnoustie has in store this year, here’s what else has us talking.

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Nice to be known for something?

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