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JOBIT: Waddell, Tom [MC???? RIP] 2019-Sep-00


Broughty Ferry baseballer Tom Waddell
by Stefan Morkis
September 21 2019, 8.45am

A former Broughty Ferry man who played Major League Baseball for the Cleveland Indians has died at the age of 61.

Tom Waddell is one of only 498 professional baseball players to have been born in the United Kingdom and one of only seven to have played in the league since 1980.

His family moved to New Jersey when he was a child.

A pitcher, he played for Manhattan College and semi-pro teams.

However, an elbow problem meant Waddell, who had been forecast as a first round pick, went undrafted when he left college in 1981.

He fell out of baseball and was working as a clothes salesman, playing softball at night, when he decided his elbow had recovered enough for him to relaunch his baseball career.

Waddell had a tryout with the Atlanta Braves and impressed scouts, including future Hall of Fame player Hank Aaron, enough to win a contract with one of the team’s minor league affiliates.

He said later: “I bought a case of Heineken’s and got drunk. Did I get a bonus? Sure, Aaron handed me an autographed baseball. I gave it to a kid when I left the park.”

Although successful with a succession of the team’s of minor league affiliates, the Braves did not pick him for their 40-man roster in 1983, allowing the Cleveland Indians to sign him instead.

He made his Major League debut against the Baltimore Orioles in 1984 and went on to make 58 relief appearances for the team that season.

In 1985 he was converted to a starting pitcher, beating the New York Yankees in his first start.

Waddell then had shoulder surgery in September 1985 that effectively ended his Major League career.

He made three appearances with the Indians’ minor league affiliate before appearing for another six games for the Indians in 1987.

He then returned to the minor leagues before retiring in 1989.

After his playing career ended he had a number of jobs and made his home in Tucson, where he owned an indoor baseball training facility.

He is survived by his wife Sande, children Kady and Kyle and granddaughter Kiley.


Waddell, Tom [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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JNEWS: Falborn, Becca [MC????] Forbes “30 Under 30” nominee


Sound Lounge’s Becca Falborn Nominated for Forbes “30 Under 30”
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NEW YORK— Sound Lounge executive producer Becca Falborn is among the nominees for inclusion in Forbes annual “30 Under 30” feature. Nominations continue across 20 categories through September 27th. Individuals can be nominated multiple times. Nominees will be evaluated by a panel of judges including reporters, editors and industry experts who will make the final selections.

Forbes 30 Under 30 honorees include the nation’s best young leaders across media, technology, entertainment, finance, fashion, food and philanthropy. Last year, Forbes received more than 15,000 nominations for the 600 slots.

Falborn, 29, was appointed executive producer at Sound Lounge earlier this year, making her one of the few female sound company executives—and one of the youngest. In her current role, she manages the studio’s busy advertising division and supervises its team of producers. She also leads client relations and sales, and manages Sound Lounge Everywhere, the company’s remote sound services offering.

Falborn joined Sound Lounge in 2017 as a Producer and was elevated to Senior Producer last year. She has produced voice over recordings, sound design, and mixing for many advertising projects, including seven out of the nine spots produced by Sound Lounge that debuted during this year’s Super Bowl telecast. A graduate of Manhattan College, Falborn has a background in business affairs, client services and marketing, including past positions with the post house Nice Shoes and the marketing agency Hogarth Worldwide.

“It’s an honor to be considered alongside other young entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders,” said Falborn. “My nomination is a testament to the great work of the team at Sound Lounge and the innovations we are introducing to post-production sound.”

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Falborn, Becca [MC????]

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MOBIT: Maddocks, Irene [MCspouse MCxstaff RIP] 2019-Sep-18


Irene Maddocks
Passed away on September 18, 2019.

Mrs. Maddocks was born and raised in the East Village of Manhattan in New York City. The only daughter of father, Mr. Peter Pasynuk, a Barbershop owner, and mother Mrs. Jennie Pasynuk. She was married for 45 years to the late Mr. John Maddocks, a Power Memorial, and Manhattan College Alum, and Texaco Inc. Sales Manager.

Mrs. Maddocks most recently worked at Manhattan College in their Alumni Relations Department.

Irene is survived by her only son, Pete Maddocks, nieces ,Valerie Maddocks and Tina Rowen, and nephew, Michael Maddocks.

Reposing Sunday 4-8 pm and Monday 2-4 & 7-9 pm at Riverdale-on-Hudson Funeral Home, 6110 Riverdale Ave. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday 9:45 am at St. Margaret of Cortona Church. Interment
Calverton National Cemetery.
Published in the Daily News on Sept. 20, 2019


Maddocks, Irene [MCspouse MCxstaff RIP]

Guestbook: Same link / None cited

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Dear John,

Irene’s late husband is a member of the Class of 1950.

May They Both Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JOBIT: DeBenedictis, Elissa Ann [MC1992 RIP] 2019-Sep-18


Dr. Elissa Ann DeBenedictis
1970 – 2019

Briarcliff – Dr. Elissa Ann DeBenedictis passed on September 18, 2019. She was born on March 19, 1970 in Mount Vernon, NY to the late Angela and Elia DeBenedictis.

Elissa graduated from Our Lady of Victory Academy in June 1988, from Manhattan College in 1992, and from New York Chiropractic College in 1995. She was a practicing chiropractor in Mount Vernon for 17 years. She worked at American Academy McAllister Institute for 22 years as a Professor, Director of Academic Support and Coordinator of Clinical Embalming. She was fondly referred to by her students as “Dr. D”

Elissa is the loving sister of Stephanie and Danny Zito, Anthony and Lauren DeBenedictis. Beloved aunt to Frank, Sereena, and Eliana Zito, Avanna and Anthony DeBenedictis.

Elissa was also a beloved niece and cousin who was devoted to her family. She touched the lives of many friends, colleagues, and students and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Family will receive friends at Beecher Flooks Funeral Home, 418 Bedford Rd. Pleasantville, NY 10570 on Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 2-5 & 7-9 PM. A funeral mass will be held at St. Theresa Church 1394 Pleasantville Rd. Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510 on Monday at 10 AM. Entombment will follow at Ferncliff Cemetery, Hartsdale, NY.

In Lieu of flowers, American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service has established the Dr. Elissa DeBenedictis Achievement Award. Donations may be made to: AAMI 619 West 54th Street, 2nd Floor NY, NY 10019. Please note achievement donation in memo section.

Published in the The Journal News on Sept. 21, 2019


DeBenedictis, Elissa Ann [MC1992 RIP]

Guestbook: Same link / None cited

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JFOUND: Rubino, Nicole M. [MC????] a Goodreads Author


Nicole M. Rubino
Goodreads Author



Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal

Member Since
August 2013


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Ever since Nicole was old enough to pick up a pen, she began writing stories. She remembers fondly Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach as the first book she read to take her on an adventure, and thus fell in love with writing fantasy. Her equal love for history propelled Nicole to delve further into the witch hunts throughout Europe and the witch trials in Salem, giving her the idea for her debut novel.

Nicole received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology from Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York. (James Patterson went there!). She lives in Westchester, New York with her husband, son, and a dangerously overflowing bookshelf.

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Rubino, Nicole M. [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]


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


Good Afternoon All,

Mike McEneney asks for our prayers for He and Ed’s Cousin, Tom Manning. Tom will be undergoing surgery in early October to remove a malignant growth from his Small Intestine and lower Stomach. We pray that as Tom and the Doctors prepare for Tom’s surgery, that they are confident upon their focus in having localized the malignancy and that they are able to totally remove it free of complication and have Tom back on his feet quickly. Tom attended Manhattan for One Semester in 1955 before entering the United States Naval Academy. Tom is the Son of Mike & Ed’s Uncle, the Late Dr. Thomas P. Manning ’31. Please raise the volume for Tom and Keep his Family in your prayers. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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


Good Afternoon All,

Jack Nelan, a good friend to several of us and a regular Retreatant at the Manhattan College Reality Retreat, asks for our prayers for Rich Yurcisin as Rich begins Therapy for his 3rd bout with Abdominal Cancer. Rich is Father of Fellow Jasper, Tommy Yurcisin ’97 BS and Father-in-Law of Jack’s Daughter, Fellow Jasper, Maureen Yurcisin (Nelan) ’96 BA. As Rich fights the good fight, he will know that he is fervently in our prayers. Please keep the volume up for Rich and his Family. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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