JOBIT: Roe, John E. Sr. [MC1956 RIP] 2019-Jul-14


Dear Phil and John –

We lost another wonderful Jasper…

It is with great sadness that we share with you the passing of Manhattan College alumnus, John E. Roe, Sr. ’56

May John Rest in Peace.


Louis J. P. Calvelli
Director of Alumni Relations

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John E. Roe, Sr. ’56

John, former chairman of Flushing Financial and its subsidiary, Flushing Bank, was a United States Navy Veteran, Captain, United States Navy Reserve, and Rear Admiral of the New York State Naval Militia.  He was called home on July 14, 2019.

John was a proud Jasper, a wonderful friend, and an avid supporter of the College.  He will be missed by all who knew him. 

  • Visitation will be as follows:
    Thursday and Friday, July 18th & 19th
    from 2 – 4 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m.
    Shelter Island Funeral Home
    23 West Neck Road
    Shelter Island, New York
  • A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on:
    Saturday, July 20th | 11 a.m.
    Our Lady of the Isle Church
    5 Prospect Avenue
    Shelter Island Heights, New York

 Please click here to view his obituary.


John E. Roe, Sr.
Shelter Island

John E. Roe, Sr. of Shelter Island, formerly of Beechhurst, Queens and of the “City Underwriting Agency” died on Sunday, July 14, 2019. He was 85 years old.

Beloved husband of Colette Roe; loving father of John Roe, Jr. and Karen Roe; cherished grandfather of John Roe, III, Christopher Roe, Elizabeth Roe, Maggie Hayes, John Hayes, Jr. and Molly Hayes; caring great-grandfather of John “Jack” Roe, IV; and brother of Frances Kestler.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 18th and Friday, July 19th from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. each day at the Shelter Island Funeral Home, 23 West Neck Road, Shelter Island, New York 11964.

The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday morning, July 20th at 10:30 A.M. at Our Lady of the Isle Roman Catholic Church on Shelter Island, officiated by Father Peter DeSanctis.

Interment will follow at Our Lady of the Isle Roman Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Our Lady of the Isle Roman Catholic Church or National Stroke Association would be appreciated. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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Roe, John E. Sr. [MC1956 RIP]


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

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