MOBIT: McGrath, John C. [MP???? RIP] on 2016-Aug-14


John C. McGrath
1939 – 2016

John C. McGrath, 77, of Highland, entered into eternal peace on August 14, 2016.

He was born to John and Margaret McGrath on January 3, 1939 in New York City. He graduated from Manhattan Prep High School, attended Manhattan College and in 1957 he entered the United States Air Force. John completed his education at the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1968 and a Master in Business Administration in 1974. After 22 years of service, in 1979 he retired from the United States Air Force at the rank of Captain.

He began working with the Housing Authority of San Bernardino County as the Director of Finance and retired after 32 years as the Executive Director.

He was a professor of accounting and finance at California State University, San Bernardino for over 30 years.

John touched the lives of many with his humor, generosity, and loyalty. He was an active member of the community. He proudly served as President of Civitan Little League and received a lifetime honorable membership. John was widely recognized for his exceptional performance in the military and was a recipient of the Air Force Commendation Medal for his outstanding service and leadership as the key coordinator of emergency relief operations in the wake of Hurricane Camille. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Housing Partners I, Inc. of the county of San Bernardino. John was awarded the NAACP Annual Pioneer Award from the mayor and common council of San Bernardino for his commitment to the community. Additionally, he received U.S. Congressional Recognition for his work in community service in Housing.

John is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary McGrath; two brothers, Thomas and Edward; two sisters, Ann and Eileen; seven children, John, Deborah, Michelle, Michael, Erin, Audra, and Patrick; and twenty grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at Montecito Memorial Park and Mortuary (3520 E. Washington St. Loma Linda, CA, 92354) on August 28th at 1 PM with the reception following. There will be a Catholic mass at 10 AM on Monday, August 29th, at St. Adelaide Church (27457 Base Line, Highland, CA, 92346). Memorial donations may be made to Civitan Little League Ironwood Street, San Bernardino, Ca. 92404.The family would appreciate any humorous or fond memories of John.

Published in San Bernardino Sun from Aug. 25 to Aug. 27, 2016


McGrath, John C. [MP???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link 

[JR: While he didn’t finish at Alma Mater, he was a Prepster. And, perhaps, the time at MP & MC was both formative and important to our comrade. And, imho, war interrupts many plans. A good many went to never came back and maybe those that did had new priorities.]

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JNEWS: Connelly, Daniel [MC2016] at NYCHDC by Moore, Kevin (MC1980)


I am pleased to report that Daniel Connelly, Manhattan College class of 2016 has accepted a position with the New York City Housing Development Corporation the public benefit corporation when I am also employed.

Moore, Kevin (MC1980) 

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Connelly, Daniel [MC2016]

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


Good Afternoon All,

Joe Quinn has shared some prayer requests.

Please keep Jack Ward and his Family in your prayers. Jack died last week. We pray for Jack and pray for his family as they get through the pain of their loss.

We pray for Rose Diano who has suffered a heart attack and stroke. We pray for her and her Family as they adjust their lives to recuperation and recovery.

We pray for Helen who continues to struggle with Alzheimers. We pray for her Family who struggle with their loss and adjust to the effect of Alzheimers upon the Family.

Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Katelyn


Good Afternoon All,

This past Friday I had the pleasure of meeting a nice person, Steve Basler, Father of Fellow Jasper, Katelyn Basler ’06. As we talked he mentioned that Katelyn would be getting married in two weeks. I wanted to share the joy with you and ask for your prayers and good thoughts for Katelyn and her future husband as they prepare to celebrate their union in God’s Grace. We wish them Joy, Happiness and the many Blessings of God’s love as they enter this beautiful phase of their life’s journey. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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COMMENT: Toner, Mike (MC1972) sees Kaine differently


In last week’s endnote…
Catholic Church Gives Pro-Abortion Tim Kaine a Standing Ovation

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On Sunday, Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine was given a standing ovation by his Catholic parish, California Catholic Daily reported. While his fellow parishioners are celebrating him as Hillary Clinton’s pro-abortion running mate, many Catholics are speaking out against him because of his position on abortion…

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I would suggest that he is not “pro-abortion” – but simply pro -“let women make their own decisions about their bodies” without government interference and let that freedom not be limited to those “of means”…

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[JR: That might be one way to look at it. But, I’ll grant you that as soon as he speaks out about other “government interference”! ]  

Toner, Mike (MC1972)

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JFACEBOOK: Kranichfeld, Andrew Chowder [MC2008] reaches out



Hi Manhattan college alums. This is a montage of programs featuring my children’s book Karen’s garden. If any of you or teachers or educators and would like me to visit your school this fall, please send me a message. My program is basically about adapting to blindness and overcoming cancer and showing how much is really possible these days through technology.,287 

Andrew Chowder with Tom Morningstar.
August 21 at 4:22pm

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Kranichfeld, Andrew Chowder [MC2008]  

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JOBIT: Brennan, Peter Paul [MC1972 RIP] on 2016-Aug-01


W.H. archbishop, advocate for a married priesthood, dies
Posted August 23, 2016

West Hempstead resident Peter Paul Brennan, the archbishop of the Old Catholic Confederation and an advocate for a married priesthood, ecumenism and social justice for more than 40 years, died on Aug. 1, of pulmonary fibrosis. He was 75.

Brennan was ordained as a married priest in 1972 under the Old Roman Catholic Church, which had split from the Roman Catholic Church in 1870. He was later consecrated a bishop in 1978, under the African Orthodox Church. He also served as the prime-bishop of the Ecumenical Catholic Diocese of the Americas, an independent Catholic church.

In 2006, he was consecrated, along with three other men, as bishop sub conditione by the Most Rev. Emmanuel Milingo, who was then Roman Archbishop Emeritus of Lusaka, Zambia. Milingo, an advocate for the elimination of celibacy rules for Roman Catholic priests, was later excommunicated from the Church along with all four men.

Brennan was also known as an advocate for his decades of work in ecumenism and Christian unity. He was president and prelate of the international Catholic Prelature of Ss. Peter and Paul, a movement in support of married priests founded by Milingo. At his death, Brennan was president of Married Priests Now!, an advocacy group calling to relax the rules of marriage in the Roman Catholic priesthood. Additionally, Brennan supported the ordination of women.

“These things have now become very acceptable by society,” said the Most Rev. Craig J.N. de Paulo, primate of the Old Catholic Confederation, and its archbishop of the United States. “He was administering these to people way before it became acceptable.”

In an open letter to Pope Francis on the website, Brennan wrote, “… Remember, in apostolic times priests were married. Jesus chose married men as his apostles. St. Peter was a married priest. In the first three centuries many bishops and popes were married. So it is an apostolic charism [charisma] to have a married priesthood along with the freely chosen celibate priesthood.”

In his secular life, Brennan spent over three decades as an educator and administrator in the New York City public school system, and was a chair of the English department at West Hempstead High School for several years, his daughter, Shawna Irish, said.

He held several degrees, including an A.B. in philosophy from St. Pius X Seminary, an M.A. in theology from St. John’s University and an M.A. in education from Manhattan College. He also held several honorary degrees, including a doctor divinitatis from the Collegium Augustinianum Graduate School of Philosophy and Theology.

Brennan was married to his late wife, Marie Kirby, for 40 years, and was the father of three adult children and five grandchildren.


Brennan, Peter Paul [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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Dear John,

             I believe that Peter received his Masters in 1972

                    May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Brennan, Peter Paul [MC1972 RIP]

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