JNEWS: Naumann, Carl C. [MC????] AVP @ Ulster Savings Bank



Mid-Hudson business people ‘On the Move’: Aug. 18, 2019

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Carl C. Naumann has been promoted to AVP/Security Officer/Assistant BSA Officer at their Kingston headquarters of Ulster Savings Bank.

Naumann, a Kingston resident, will oversee the bank’s security systems, policies, and procedures, along with ensuring the safety of bank customers, employees, and assets. He will also be in charge of administering the bank’s Identity Theft Program and will assist with the Anti-Money Laundering and Bank Secrecy Act programs as well.

A graduate of Manhattan College, Naumann holds a Bachelor’s degree in economics and finance. He is also a 2017 graduate of the Ulster Leadership Development Institute. In the community, he is involved with the Ulster County Enhanced Multi-Disciplinary Team whose goal is to prevent elder abuse and identity theft.

Naumann joined Ulster Savings Bank in 2013.

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Naumann, Carl C. [MC????]

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POSITRACTION: Different genders, different races, different generations, and the best of friends



Father Thanks Stranger for Entertaining His Daughter in the Airport: ‘This is the world I want for her’
By Good News Network-Feb 6, 2019

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One man’s heartwarming new friendship with a 16-month-old girl is proving that friendship has no boundaries.

Former US Marine Kevin Armentrout had been waiting to catch a plane from Las Vegas to San Diego with his daughter Carter earlier this week when she started befriending their fellow passengers in the airport.

“[Carter] was being her usual inquisitive self, wanting to meet and say ‘hi’ to everyone she could, until she walked up on this man,” Armentrout wrote in a Facebook post about the encounter. “He reached out and asked if she wanted to sit with him.”

LOOK: Hearts Are Melting Over This Young Man’s New Friendship With a Lonely Senior He Met at McDonald’s

For the next 45 minutes, the man – who was identified only as a Samsung sales manager from Oklahoma named Joseph – taught Carter how to draw pictures on his tablet; watched cartoons with her; and even accepted her generous offer to share her snacks.

“Watching them in that moment, I couldn’t help but think, different genders, different races, different generations, and the best of friends. This is the world I want for her,” wrote Armentrout.

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This is the world I’d like to be in.

How do we get there?

Change everyone’s hearts!

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ENDNOTE: Shooters Do Not Know Right from Wrong



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The post by Charles Burris mentions several hypotheses about the conditions under which men fail to receive good moral training:

“Most, according to psychologist Peter Langman, an expert on school shooters, came from homes that also experienced infidelity, substance abuse, criminal behavior, domestic violence and child abuse.”

This hypothesis is on the right track. Instead of focusing on motives, the focus is on where moral training comes from, even though moral training is not mentioned. Hypotheses like these should explicitly bring in moral training as the key. We cannot escape acknowledging this. We can’t avoid talking about values that are correct and right.

To avoid raising monsters, we have to define right and wrong properly and we have to impart it to children. It has to be done starting from an early age. It starts with parents. We should not obscure the process of teaching right from wrong, and also teaching virtuous behavior, by fancy words that academics use like “socialization”. Some thoughts, some behaviors and some actions are definitely wrong and some are right. We should not obscure the clear cases by focusing on the difficult and ambiguous cases.

The hypothesis of Peter Langman is really that a bad family life fails to deliver proper moral training to children. It delivers improper training in its place.

The hypothesis can be broadened. We are having more shooters because the moral training has gone downhill, and it has gone downhill because the training provided in the family, the schools, the churches, the camps, the media, the books, the movies, the government, etc. has gone downhill.

Why has this happened? What remedies do we have?

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Sadly sounds about right.

The American society has drifted from self-discipline to “whatever makes me feel good”.

There may well be no coming back.

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JFOUND: Peers, Stephan R. [MC1974] Ind Dir @ Impac Mortgage



Mr. Stephan R. Peers is Independent Director of Impac Mortgage Holdings Inc., since October 1995. Since January 2005, Mr. Peers has been a Director of IMH since October 1995. Since January 2005, Mr. Peers has been an independent financial advisor. From September 2001 to January 2005, Mr. Peers was a Managing Director of Sandler O’Neill & Partners, LP practicing corporate finance covering financial institutions. Mr. Peers received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College in 1974, a M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University in 1975 and an M.B.A. from Stanford University in 1979.

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Peers, Stephan R. [MC1974]

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JNEWS: Martirano, Mario L. [MC1988] MLO @ Savings Bank of Danbury



Mario L. Martirano Joins Savings Bank of Danbury
Published on August 16, 2019

DANBURY, CT : Savings Bank of Danbury http://sbdanbury.com), a mutual savings bank headquartered in Danbury with 15 locations throughout Connecticut, is pleased to announce that Mario Martirano has joined the Bank as a Mortgage Loan Officer.

With over 25 years of banking experience, Martirano was most recently an Area Sales Manager for American Advisors Group (AAG) specializing in both conventional and reverse mortgage products. He also owned and operated a NY mortgage brokerage company for twenty years.

In his new role as a Mortgage Loan Officer, Martirano will be responsible for educating and counseling borrowers as well as originating mortgages and home equity loans in the Greater Danbury area. Martirano’s office is located in Danbury at our 90 Mill Plain Road branch; he can be reached directly at telephone number (203) 744-8713.

A graduate of Manhattan College with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Finance, Mario is active in the community; he is currently a member of the National Aging in Place Council and the Independent Certification Committee. Martirano resides with his family in Mahopac, NY.

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Martirano, Mario L. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Mario is a member of the Class of 1988.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Martirano, Mario L. [MC1988]

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JOBIT: Sommer, Pius F. “Pete” [MC???? RIP] 2019-Aug-07



Pius F. (Pete) Sommer
June 11, 1935 – August 07, 2019
N. Fort Myers , Florida

Pius F. (Pete) Sommer passed away peacefully on August 07, 2019 after a long illness.

He was the son of Henry and Elizabeth Donahue Sommer and was born at Westchester Square Hospital, Bronx on June 11, 1935. He attended Manhattan College, NYC, as a science major. He joined IBM in 1956 as an electrical engineer and remained with them until his retirement in 1991. In retirement he worked at the Salvation Army, Fort Myers.

He is survived by his wife of 29 1/2 years, Carolyn (Lyn) Sisti-Sommer. Until her death he was married for thirty two years to Dorothy Rein. He leaves behind his children Michael (Gina) Sommer; Aurora (Trace) Sommer-Kraft; Eileen Sullivan; Joseph (Margie) Sommer; Kenneth (Tina) Sisti; and Dr. Christina (Ron) Sisti(Hernden); sixteen grandchildren; seven great grandchildren. His brothers, Thomas and Henry, preceded him in death.

He was an active member of Our Lady of Lourdes, Kerhonksen, as a lector, Sunday school teacher, and an Eucharist minister for St. Mary and St. Andrew Church, Ellenville, NY. At Our Lady of Fatima, Plattekill,NY he served as a Sunday school teacher and was an active member of the Knights of Columbus. In Fort Myers he attended St Paul’s and was a frequent visitor to Covenant Presbyterian Church. He was a regular contributor to The Smile Train, Childfund, St. Jude’s, Christian Children’s Fund, Harry Chapin Food Bank, and Covenant House.

He was a member of the Kerhonksen Rod and Gun Club and the Plattekill Rod and Gun Club. A memorial service will be held at St. Peter’s in Rosendale, NY at noon, August 23rd. .
Published in Times Herald-Record from Aug. 16 to Aug. 18, 2019


Sommer, Pius F. “Pete” [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link 

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Dear John,

I do not find anything in my ‘stuff’ for Pius.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JOBIT: Greeley, John J. [MC1961 RIP] 2019-Aug-10



John J. Greeley

John J. Greeley S.T.D., 89, of Middletown, Rhode Island, passed away at Newport Hospital on August 10, 2019.

John was born in New York, NY to the late Arthur L. Greeley and Mary F. (Fogarty) Greeley. He was the husband to Mary Louise (Ide) Greeley, PhD.

After John had graduated from Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School in New York, NY, he entered the Novitiate of The St. John Baptist De La Salle Brothers of the Christian Schools. John received his Bachelor of Arts at The Catholic University of America and moved on to receive his Master’s degree at Manhattan College. He received his licentiate in Sacred Theology (S.T.L.) and went on to complete his Doctorate in Sacred Theology (S.T.D.) both at The Catholic University of America.

In 1979, he received his dispensation from the Pope to leave the Christian Brothers. In January of 1980, he was hired by Salve Regina University as chair and professor of Religious Studies. John assisted in the Roman Catholic Initiation of Adults Program (RCIA) at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Newport for many years. He also helped with Troop 1 Portsmouth Boy Scouts.

John is survived by his loving wife, Mary Louise Greeley, their son, John J. Greeley Jr., of Somerville MA, and his sister Mary Ann McNamara, of Long Island, NY. He also leaves his nephew, James Greeley, Jr., (Becky), his four nieces, Mary Francis (Greeley) Walton, (Sean), Ann (Greeley) Nelms, (Dan), Kathleen McNamara, (Brian), and Mary Jean McNamara.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his three brothers, James Greeley, Arthur Greeley, and his twin brother, Charles Greeley.

Funeral services for John Greeley will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019, at 10:00 AM at St. Mary’s Church, Spring Street, Newport RI.

Memorial donations may be made to either The St. Mary’s Church Endowment Fund, 12 William Street Newport RI 02840, or to The Potter League for Animals, PO Box 412, Newport RI 02840. Additional information available at http://www.memorialfuneralhome.com

Published in Newport Daily News from Aug. 14 to Aug. 16, 2019


Greeley, John J. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link 

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Dear John,

I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1961.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Greeley, John J. [MC1961 RIP]

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