Daily Archives: June 6, 2019

JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) on D-Day


Good Afternoon All,

On this special day, June 6, 2019, when we celebrate and remember the Allied Landing at Normandy, France, 75 years ago on June 6, 1944, we remember those that gave so much. The United States maintains 25 Military Cemeteries in Europe where more than 130,000 men and women are buried and another 124,000 Missing in Action are Memorialized. They are beautiful and magnificent places that arose from the horror of War and Honor our Fallen. We have nothing to apologize for. Last July, I visited Normandy and still feel the majesty, pride and sense of great loss that I felt when I walked upon that hallowed ground. 9388 are buried there. An amazing place as are the other 24 in Europe.

I have taken the liberty of sharing the following (which happens to be a Commercial with no words spoken nor needed). It was sent to me by a dear friend and U.S. Army Veteran that I admire and respect, Ed Riely. Ed shared it on Memorial day and it gets to the heart of remembering today as well. Thank you, God Bless and God Bless America.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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Food City is a Southern grocery store chain with headquarters in Bristol, Tennessee.

This is their one-minute commercial. Not a word spoken and none is needed.

Very few commercials deserve to go viral. This one does.


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ADMINISTRIVIA: Volunteers needed


Volunteers needed asap:

  • Twitter reporter
  • Instagram reporter
  • Facebook reporter

Volunteers will be needed:

  • JasperWiki (a Wikipedia format clone) writers 
  • JasperJottings Version 2 (a RapidWeaver redesign) tech help

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JFOUND: McDade, Mary Beth [MC1993] Emcee of the Children Brass Rings Awards


2019 06Jun 06 Mary Beth McDade

It was such an honor to emcee.. the 40th anniversary of the United Friends of the Children Brass Rings Awards dinner! The founder was the late Nancy Daly.. her three children.. who are carrying on her legacy of helping foster children succeed in life.. bobby.. brian.. and Linda were honored. @unitedfriendsla @beverlyhilton @beverlyhills

[JR: Event was 2019-May-28. Wish we had an Instagram reporter; any volunteers?]

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JHQ: D-Day Jaspers


2019 06Jun 06 dday jaspers

On the 75th anniversary of D-Day, we remember the Manhattan College veterans who stormed the beaches of Normandy to liberate Europe from Nazi control. Today we salute you and the sacrifices you made for a more peaceful world.

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[JR: Wish these men were named?]

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JNEWS: Ro­mano, Pe­ter [MC2001] Owner / Vet @ Sleepy Hol­low An­i­mal Hos­pi­tal


Dr. Green End­ing Vet­eri­nar­ian Ca­reer at Sleepy Hol­low An­i­mal Hos­pi­tal
by Robert Kim­mel –

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When he re­tires this month from his vet­eri­nar­ian prac­tice, Dr. Brian Green will be con­clud­ing his long re­la­tion­ship with Sleepy Hol­low An­i­mal Hos­pi­tal. His in­volve­ment with the hos­pi­tal be­gan al­most 40 years ago; and he not only leaves a record of first-class treat­ment for thou­sands of an­i­mals, but also of nu­mer­ous con­tri­bu­tions to the com­mu­nity.

Dr. Green sold the vet­eri­nary hos­pi­tal to Dr. Pe­ter Ro­mano last July 1.

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A na­tive of Westch­ester, born and raised in White Plains, Dr. Ro­mano re­ceived his Bach­e­lor of Sci­ence De­gree in Bi­ol­ogy from Man­hat­tan Col­lege, and his Doc­tor of Vet­eri­nary Med­i­cine De­gree from Cor­nell Uni­ver­sity in 2007. He in­terned at Long Is­land Vet­eri­nary Spe­cial­ists Re­fer­ral and Emer­gency Hos­pi­tal in Plain­view, New York, where he had ad­vanced train­ing in med­ical and sur­gi­cal care and has served as a vet­eri­nar­ian in Westch­ester. He now lives in Stam­ford with his wife, also a vet­eri­nar­ian, and his two young chil­dren.

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Ro­mano, Pe­ter [MC????]

Sleepy Hol­low An­i­mal Hos­pi­tal
340 N Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
Phone: (914) 631-0606

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Dear John,

I believe that Peter is a member of the Class of 2001.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Ro­mano, Pe­ter [MC2001]

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


Phil Colon
1:35 AM 

Good Evening All,

Mike McEneney asks for our continued prayers for Dave Rice, Son-in-Law of Mike’s good Friend, the late Tom Kelleher ’53. Dave has been in our prayers and we need to raise the volume for this good man and his Family.

Dave’s Wife, Jane (Tom’s Daughter) has shared an update as she asks for our prayers for Dave as he begins his 4th round of Chemo and has experienced a set-back and spreading of his Cancer.

This loving Family is an inspiration and tribute to love, support, sharing and hope during good times and not so good. Below is Jane’s update. Please raise the volume for Dave and his beautiful Family.

Thank you Jane. Thank you all. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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From Mrs. Jane Rice

It’s been quite a while since our last update. We have been trying to just embrace life every day. This has been an extremely tough month for our family. Dave’s last CT scan at the end of April showed a blockage of his left ureter (the tube that goes from his kidney to his bladder). After a urogram he went in for a procedure to place a stent in the ureter with the intent to fully drain his kidney.

During that procedure the surgeon saw a tumor in his bladder which totally took us by surprise as it never showed up on any CT scan. They did a biopsy of the tumor which later was determined to be esophageal adenocarcinoma in the bladder. They were also able to determine that the ureter was being pinched from the outside versus something blocking the inside. Dave has also been complaining of back pain since at least December around the wing bone area.

We really thought that is was muscular pain. You know Dave, he’s always pushing himself to the limit trying to get back in shape. He has been to four different masseuses many times along with weeks of physical therapy all with very short-term relief. It was now suggested that he have an ultrasound of his back which in turn dictated a pet scan of his back last Saturday.

The results came back to show that his disease is progressing. It is now in both lungs, his liver, bladder, back muscles and humerus bone. This is devastating news to say the least. Dave will be starting his fourth round of chemo this week.

We, as a family, are trying very hard to be positive and embrace every moment that we get. We take time to spend as a family as often as possible. Thanks to our two fabulous girls, we keep laughing along this journey. This weekend we were able to camp and fish with Dave’s nephew Corey and his buddies. Dave spent some time working with the girls on their fly fishing skills. Very cool!

Feel free to give him a call or stop in. He’s going to need a lot of family and friend time to help him through

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