Daily Archives: September 11, 2019

JHQ: Alma Mater remembers 9/11


Please join us in taking a moment today to honor all those affected by the 9/11 attacks.
We offer our prayers for all the victims, their families, and
the American heroes who sacrificed their lives.
We also remember the Manhattan College Alumni lost on that day:

Robert Baierwalter ’79
Michael Carroll ’84
Joseph Coppo ’75
Michael Duffy ’93
Kevin Frawley ’90
Richard Gabriel ’71
John Gallagher ’91
Salvatori Gitto ’78
Joseph Holland ’91
Lt. Joseph Leavey ’77
Michael J. Lyons ’93
Brian P. Magee ’73
Robert McCarthy ’90
Richard Morgan ’59
Dennis Moroney ’84
Timothy O’Sullivan ’64
James Quinn ’99
Robert Regan ’75
Antonio A. Rocha ’90
John Tobin ’76

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JNEWS: Regan, Bobby [MC1975 RIP] remembered on 9/11



Lt. Bobby Regan

When Lt. Bobby Regan pulled an unconscious man out of a raging apartment fire on Clinton Street a couple of months before 9/11, he should have gotten a medal. But when Regan wrote up the report, he shared all the credit with his team. “The chief told him to rewrite the report so they could give him his award, but he never did it,” said John Sorrentino. “He was so unselfish and unassuming you could be deceived into thinking he wasn’t that skilled,” Tony Carbone said. Lt. Pat Abatangelo said he never knew Bobby had a civil engineering degree from Manhattan College. “A lot of us just don’t want the corporate world,” Abatangelo explained. “He was a great guy. We had eight officers with very distinct personalities here, yet we all meshed. We did whatever we had to do to run the ship smoothly, and had fun doing it.”

Bobby was a great family man too. His widow Donna said, “On 9/11, when he didn’t call home, I immediately knew he was missing. He always called home.” He talked about his daughter Caitlin (16 at the time) with great pride all the time. He and his son Brendan (12 at the time) shared a great love for New York sports and were rarely apart.

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Regan, Bobby [MC1975 RIP]

[JR: As I think about all alum we lost and all the people lost, I’m enraged by our collective response. And the Saudi’s got away with their participation. So sad! ]

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JNEWS: Melillo, Christopher C. [MC????] Young Professional of the Year @ NYSAWWA



D&B Engineers Receive NYS American Water Works Association Awards
By Long Island News & PR Published: September 11 2019

M.E., Water Supply Engineer, was awarded the ‘Young Professional of the Year’ award.

Photo by: D&B Engineers and Architects, P.C.
Two engineers from D&B Engineers and Architects, P.C. a leading Long Island-based engineering firm, were recently recognized with awards by the American Water Works Association New York Chapter (NYSAWWA) at the annual New York’s Water event in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Christopher C. Melillo, M.E., Water Supply Engineer, was awarded the ‘Young Professional of the Year’ award. The award recognizes “the finest young water professionals who demonstrate excellence, creativity and initiative in their profession, provide valuable service by contributing time and energy to the NYSAWWA and the watercommunity, and who serve as a role models for young water professionals”. Mr. Melillo is a Manhattan College graduate who joined D&B Water Supply Division in 2015 and has a specialty in potable water supply design.

“It is an honor to be nominated for NYSAWWA ‘Young Professional of the Year’ by my peers and to win this award. I share this recognition with our entire team as winning this is a direct representation of the D&B Water Supply Division’s hard work and passion for the industry. This certainly keeps me motivated to improve my knowledge, expertise and find solutions for our clients’ challenges,” said Mr. Melillo, a Queens, NY resident.

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Melillo, Christopher C. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I do not find anything in my ‘stuff’ for Christopher, but, based on the article I would suspect either the Class of 2014 or 2015.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JOBIT: Donnelly, William [MC1960 RIP] 2019-Aug-22



William Donnelly
Oct 14,1939 – Aug 22, 2019

William (Bill) Donnelly died peacefully in his home surrounded by his wife and loved ones. He is preceded in death by his beloved mother, Margaret, his sister, Joan, and brother, Thomas.

Bill graduated from All Hollows High School in the Bronx, and went on to Manhattan College where he earned a degree in accounting.

Bill served in the Army from 1960-66 and went on to work for Citibank, work that took him all over the world. After retirement, Bill volunteered at Garden Elementary and worked tirelessly on the Sarasota scholarship program. Bill was also a proud member of Epiphany Cathedral Church where he volunteered often. Bill also was on the board at Plantation Country Club where he and his wife Wanda lived for many years.

To Bill’s family, he was a man of mirth, of intellect, and of deep kindness and love. His many nieces and nephews grew up learning so much from their Uncle, from games, to politics, to trivia of all sorts. But above all, they learned that their Uncle loved them in a special way.

Funeral to be held on September 14th, 2019 11:00a.m. at Epiphany Cathedral, Venice,Florida, followed by lunch at Myrtle Trace Clubhouse. In Lieu of flowers please feel free to make a donation to the Community Foundation in honor of Bill. 2635 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL 34237.

Published in Herald Tribune from Sept. 11 to Sept. 12, 2019


Donnelly, William [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link 

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Dear John,

I believe that William is a member of the Class of 1960.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Donnelly, William [MC1960 RIP]

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