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JOBIT: O’Hare, Eugene “Gene” C. [MC1956 RIP] 2019-Jun-07



Eugene Charles O’Hare
July 20, 1934 ~ June 7, 2019 (age 84)

Eugene “Gene” C. O’Hare, 85 years old, died on June 7, 2019. A native of Brooklyn, New York, he was the son of the late Joseph A. and Emily Marie Stuart O’Hare.

As an Irish Catholic kid from Canarsie, Brooklyn, Gene attended Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, where he credits the Christian Brothers with teaching him to think. After graduating, he attended Manhattan College, a two-hour train ride each way, and graduated in 1956 with a degree in electrical engineering.

Subsequently, he served three years as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force as a maintenance manager before diving into his 30-year career with the Bell System in and around New York City. He began as an electrical engineer but soon moved into management, a better fit for his outgoing personality. He enjoyed a career with enormous variety, moving every few years to a new challenge. He had director-level jobs in sales, engineering, marketing, banking and course development. He served as communications manager for the World Trade Center while the towers were under construction and headed up the effort to make telephones accessible for the hard of hearing. He invariably led his division’s United Way drive and served as a Big Brother. He concluded his career with what was by then NYNEX as a member of the Quality Team, initiating and presenting quality improvement seminars around the country.

Gene carefully researched retirement destinations before zeroing in on Brevard, where he moved in 1990 and enjoyed an active, creative retirement. He took up tennis as well as painting, carpentry and travel, but the great passion of his retirement years was theater. Best known as a quirky character actor, he was in 22 plays and directed 10 in Western North Carolina, mostly at Brevard Little Theatre. He received numerous awards, both for acting and directing, and contributed his share of backstage work, building and painting scenery and serving as stage manager.

He is survived by his wife, Lyn French O’Hare; his first wife and mother of his children, Mary-Elizabeth Barbarisi, daughter Lea-Ann Germinder; sons Thomas, Mathew, James, and John O’Hare; eleven grandchildren and six great grandchildren, in addition to many nephews, nieces, grandnephews and grandnieces.

Witty and quick with a story, Gene enjoyed wide interests and talents along with great energy to pursue them. He will be missed and warmly remembered by family and friends.

Service arrangements will be announced at a later date..

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Brevard Little Theatre, 55 E. Jordan St., Brevard, NC 28712.

To leave a condolence for the family of Gene O’Hare, please visit “obituaries” at http://www.moore-fh.com.
Moore-Blanchard Funerals & Cremations is caring for the family.


O’Hare, Eugene “Gene” C. [MC1956 RIP]

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

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JFOUND: Eshra, Ahmed [MC1999] Dean @ Monroe College NY



Ahmed Eshra, PhD is the Dean of the School of Business and Accounting at Monroe College, NY. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Alexandria University, an MBA from Manhattan College, and a PhD in Financial Management from Northcentral University. His professional career includes trading stocks in the New York Stock Exchange, working as a Business Development Consultant for New York City Small Business Services, and starting an entrepreneurial venture where he provided management consulting and corporate training services to many nonprofit, private, and governmental agencies in the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East. Dr. Eshra is interested in financial education with a specific emphasis on personal finance and financial literacy. He is ACBSP Region 1 Chair.

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Eshra, Ahmed [MC????]

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Dear John,

             I believe that Ahmed is a member of the Class of 1999.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Eshra, Ahmed [MC1999]

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JOBIT: Bronner, Sr. Marita Regina Dorothy [MC1971 RIP] 2019-Jun-00



In Memoriam: Sister Marita Regina Bronner

by Comm. Dir. | Jun 10, 2019 | In Memoriam, In Memoriam 2019, NEWS | 2 comments

Sister Marita Regina was an outstanding educator and principal. Students and their families will long remember her for her compassion, kindness, understanding, and the love of learning, which she so joyfully imparted to them.

Sister Marita Regina Bronner (Dorothy) was born April 25, 1925, in Manhattan, one of two children — a daughter and son — of George and Regina Mulcahy Bronner. Dorothy attended PS 193 and Cathedral High School before entering the Sisters of Charity of New York on September 8, 1943. Sister Regina received a BA in French from the College of Mount Saint Vincent and an MA in Religious Studies from Manhattan College. She later earned New York State certification in French K–12 and certification in Supervision and School Administration.

Sister Marita Regina spent fifty-one years of her religious life in the ministry of education, twenty-eight as a classroom teacher and twenty-three as a principal. As an elementary school teacher, she served at Visitation, Bronx; Saint Agatha Home, Nanuet; Saint Patrick, Manhattan; Blessed Sacrament, Staten Island; Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Shrub Oak, and Saints Peter and Paul in the Bronx. Her twenty-three years as principal were devoted to Saints Peter and Paul. Altogether Sister Regina served twenty-seven years at Saints Peter and Paul School where her contributions to education were highly valued. In a paper she presented at Convocation 1982, entitled, “The Charity of Christ Impels Us: Effective Charity in the New York Experience,” she stated, “I am proud to be continuing the outstanding achievements our Community has had in education, and I labor in the spirit of affective love with which the heart of Saint Vincent and Mother Seton overflowed.” When Sister Regina left the field of education, she offered her talents and energy to her sisters in retirement at Convent of Mary the Queen, Yonkers, and Saint Patrick Villa, Nanuet. She was living at Saint Patrick Villa at the time of her death on June 8, 2019.

Sister Marita Regina was an outstanding educator and principal. Students and their families will long remember her for her compassion, kindness, understanding, and the love of learning, which she so joyfully imparted to them. Sister Regina possessed a kind spirit and a great sense of humor. She was a true Sister of Charity who exemplified the virtues we are called to live — humility, simplicity and charity.

We rejoice with you now, Sister Marita Regina, as you are welcomed into the peace and joy of the Resurrection. Well done, good and faithful servant.


Bronner, Sr. Marita Regina Dorothy [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

            I believe that Sister received her Masters in 1971.

                 May She Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Bronner, Sr. Marita Regina Dorothy [MC1971 RIP]

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

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JHQ: Alma Mater announces 2019 AHoF



General 6/10/2019 4:58:00 PM
Manhattan College Athletic Hall Of Fame Class Of 2019 Announced

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Riverdale, NY – Seven individuals have been elected to the Manhattan College Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2019, and one team has been selected for special recognition. The 41st annual induction ceremony and dinner will take place on Saturday, November 9.

“I am very thrilled for these former Jasper greats to be inducted into the our school’s Athletic Hall of Fame,” said Marianne Reilly ’82, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics. “This class represents the broad based participation and achievement of our athletic program.

This year’s honorees are:
Nick Derba ’07 (baseball)
Andrew Hlushko ’83 (men’s soccer)
Pontus Lundqvist ’99 (men’s track & field)
Michael Mulqueen ’76 (men’s track & field)
Arthur Orlando ’61 (baseball/men’s basketball)
Emily (Rogic) Baricevic ’97 (women’s soccer)
Daniel Sullivan ’71 (men’s track & field)

Additionally, the 1978-79 women’s basketball team will be honored for its contributions as the very first women’s varsity athletic team at the college.

“My thanks to the Hall of Fame committee for their diligence and participation in the selection process,” said Joe Ryan ’81, ’86, Hall of Fame selection committee president. “We congratulate the 2019 Hall of Fame inductees and their sponsors.”

Nick Derba ’07 was a three-time All-MAAC First Team selection and a key component in the Jaspers’ 2006 team that defeated Nebraska and San Francisco in NCAA Regional Play. He helped lead Manhattan to 121 wins during his four years and finished up with 212 hits, 172 runs 26 home runs and 129 RBI, before being drafted by the St. Louis in the 2007 MLB First-Year Player Draft. Derba played six years of professional baseball in the Cardinals’ organization, rising to the Triple-A ranks and is currently is the Head Coach at the University of Maine.

Andrew Hlushko ’83 was one of the top goaltenders in program history, earning three straight Tri-State Conference honors. The 1980 Tri-State MVP as a sophomore, he helped lead the Jaspers to a 10-5-2 record, including a 7-1 league mark as a sophomore. Hlushko graduated with a then school-record 12 career shutouts, including five-straight at one point. He is also second in program history with 341 career saves, was named to the Kronenburg Invitational All-Tournament team in 1980. Following graduation, Hlushko has also served on Manhattan College School of Engineering, Electrical Department Board of Advisors for 12 years.

Pontus Lundqvist ’99 is one of the top decathletes in program history, finishing 12th at the 1999 NCAA Outdoor Championships with 7,227 points. Earlier in the year, he announced his presence on the national stage, by defeating US Olympian Tom Pappas to win the 1999 Sea Ray Relays Decathlon Title. An exceptional athlete, Lundqvist routinely scored in six to eight events at the conference meets and was the 1999 IC4A Indoor Pentathlon and 1999 IC4A Outdoor Decathlon Champion.

Michael Mulqueen ’76 was a member of the 1973 NCAA Men’s Indoor Track & Field National Championship team and was one of the Jaspers’ top hurdlers during his career. He has continued to make an impact on the sport since his graduation, having recently completed his 37th year as the Head Coach of the Rutgers University Men’s Track & Field team. During his time with the Scarlet Knights, Mulqueen has earned conference coach of the year honors on six occasions and NCAA District Coach of the Year accolades five times.

Arthur Orlando ’61 was a two-year standout for the baseball and basketball programs at Manhattan. Following an impressive senior campaign on the hardwood, he was selected to play in the 1961 Metropolitan Catholic Basketball Festival. On the diamond, Orlando was an accomplished pitcher who was offered a professional contract by the St. Louis Cardinals. Following graduation, he served as the first-ever varsity basketball coach at Clarkstown South High School, before he was taken from us way too soon at the age of 36.

Emily (Rogic) Baricevic ’97 is the most accomplished scorer in the history of the women’s soccer program at Manhattan, finishing with a program-record 40 goals and 95 points in her time in Riverdale. She broke onto the scene with a program-record 24 goals and 53 points as a freshman in 1993 en route to being named the MAAC Rookie of the Year. Both marks also rank second in the all-time MAAC record book. In large part to Rogic, Manhattan scored a program-record 53 goals and won 11 matches, which was the program standard for over 20 years.

Daniel Sullivan ’71 is one of the top cross country runners in school history. To date, he is the lone student-athlete in program history to qualify for three straight NCAA Championships, while helping lead the Jaspers to a pair of undefeated seasons. A standout on the track as well, he was a constant scoring member of the Manhattan Metropolitan Championship teams in 1968 and 1971. Sullivan returned to Riverdale as the first-ever coach of the women’s cross country and indoor and outdoor track & field programs, guiding the Jaspers to the 1986 MAAC Cross Country and 1991 MAAC Indoor Track & Field Championships.

The 41st Manhattan College Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on Saturday, November 9 in the Great Room of the Raymond W. Kelly ’63 Student Commons. Registration information will be available in the fall.

With the election this year’s class, the Manhattan College Athletic Hall of Fame now includes 275 members.

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Baricevic, Emily Rogic [MC1997]

Derba, Nick [MC2007]

Hlushko, Andrew [MC1983]

Lundqvist, Pontus [MC1999]

Mulqueen, Michael [MC1976]

Orlando, Arthur [MC1961] 

Sullivan, Daniel [MC1971]

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


Good Evening All,

I ask for your prayers for Mrs. Pat Delaney, Mother of a good Friend of ours down here, Barbara Wisniewski. Mrs. Delaney has taken two falls recently and her recovery has been very slow. Please keep Pat in your prayers, Barbara and Mike Wisniewski and their Family. Mark Wisniewski, a United States Marine has been in our prayers. This Family is a wonderful Family that Peggy and I care about. Please raise the volume for Mrs. Delaney, as we pray that she recovers and is back on her feet more steady and healing completely, free of complication. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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