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MOBIT: Vecchio, Alfred [MCxfaculty RIP] 2018-Dec-04


Alfred Del Vecchio, White Plains’ longest serving mayor, dies at 95
by Richard Liebson, Rockland/Westchester Journal News
Published 4:00 p.m. ET Dec. 5, 2018 | Updated 4:01 p.m. ET Dec. 5, 2018

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WHITE PLAINS — Alfred Del Vecchio, who led White Plains through what at the time was the second-largest urban renewal program in the country and served as mayor for 18 years, died Tuesday morning. He was 95.

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A former engineering professor at Manhattan College and head of the Mechanical Engineering Department, Del Vecchio’s desk at City Hall was usually buried under blueprints, technical papers and building designs.

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Vecchio, Alfred [MCxfaculty RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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Good Morning All,

From Jasper Jottings, our prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Former Professor, Alfred Del Vecchio.Dr. Del Vecchio, an institution in Manhattan College Engineering, Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department and Mayor of White Plains, N.Y. for 18 years, was called home on December 4, 2018. Some of us remember Professor Del Vecchio well from our time at Manhattan. We pray for him, his Wife of 73 years, Clair, their 7 Children (one of their children predeceased him), 17 Grand Children and 9 Great Grand Children as the Famiky mourn the loss of their loved one. a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Sunday, December 9 at 10:00 AM, Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 920 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, N.Y. The Family have shared the following link for his Obituary and information on Visitation, December 8, 2018. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

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JHQ: Arches is a learning and living experience


Published on Dec 6, 2018

The Arches is a learning and living experience for freshmen that provides an enriching introduction to college life at Manhattan College.

Arches students live in a community in Lee Hall and take one class together each semester of their freshman year that incorporates cultural excursions and service projects in New York City. Many former Arches students say the friendships they made through the program last well beyond graduation.

For more information about the Arches program, visit:

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[JR: About 3½ video.]

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


Good Afternoon All,

Some really good news from Peter Monacao. Peter’s Mom’s Condition has improved dramatically. She is awake, cognitive and aware as the MDs say. Mrs. Monaco remains in ICU with a Blood Clot being monitored very closely. She is off the respirator and beating the Pneumonia and her vital signs are all good. As Peter says, ” We are all very grateful to God for the Blessings he is providing. Thank you for yoyr prayers, please keep the prayers coming.”

Cathie McEneney has been showing improvement and although she was still in Hospital, her breathing and improvement are visible. Mike and the Family are thankful for your prayers and kind thoughts. Please keep the volume up for Cathie as well. I will keep you apprised.

Thank you all. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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Good Morning All,

Some really good news from Mike McEneney. Mike’s Wife, Cathie is home from Hospital and getting along without Supplemental Oxygen. While she is weak, she is breathing well while using a Nebulizer and taking other Medication. Cathie is getting better each day and Mike and their Family are very thankful for her recovery to this point. From Mike and the Family, Thank you all for your prayers and please keep them co ing. Thank you Mike. Thank you all. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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


Good Evening All,

Mike McEneney asks for our prayers for his good Friend, Deacon Neil Manning. Deacon Manning’s Son, Mike McEneney’s God Son, Dickey Manning, shared the sad news of the passing of his Father. Deacon Manning was called home this past Tuesday, December 4, 2018 after a very long illness. Mike shared some personal comments about his good Friend.

” Neil attended Manhattan College before becoming a “NavCad” Naval Aviator Program, in the early 1950’s.  He later completed his  degree at NYU after returning to civilian life. Neil worked for the old “Bell Telephone System” his entire career. He was ordained a Deacon in the Arch Diocese Of New York and was assigned to St Barnabas Parish here in Woodlawn, (Mike’s Parish) until he retired to Arizona.”
We pray for the repose of Deacon Mannings Soul and we pray for his Family and Friends as they mourn the loss of their loved one.

Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JFACEBOOK: Fallings, Matt [MC2009] weds


2018 12Dec 06 fallings

Fallings, Matt [MC2009]

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JOBIT: Zappile, Ernest Anthony [MC1950 RIP] 2018-Nov-27


Ernest Anthony Zappile
October 1, 1924 – November 27, 2018

Ernest was born on October 1, 1924 and passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2018.

Ernest was a resident of Indiana at the time of passing.

Ernie graduated from Manhattan College with a degree in Electrical Engineering and served as one of the youngest pilots in the Army Air Corps during World War II.

There will be no calling hours. A memorial service is being planned in the Spring of 2019.

Memorial donations in Ernest’s name are welcomed to the following charities: Department for Persons with Disabilities P.O. Box 2539 Oak Ridge, NJ 07438 First Baptist Church 503 Park Street Swannanoa, NC 28778 American Cancer Society:


Zappile, Ernest Anthony [MC???? RIP]


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Dear John,

I believe that Ernest is a member of the Class of 1950.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Zappile, Ernest Anthony [MC1950 RIP]

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JOBIT: Wertis, Robert John [MC1954 RIP] 2018-Nov-30


Robert John Wertis
June 1, 1931 – November 30, 2018

Robert John Wertis, 87, of Raleigh, died peacefully surrounded by family at WakeMed Hospital on Friday, November 30, 2018.

Born June 1, 1931, in Yonkers, NY, Bob was the son of Genevieve Paprochi Wertis and Joseph John Wertis. He earned a B.S. degree from Manhattan College in 1954 and was fiercely proud of his alma mater; once a Jasper, always a Jasper! From 1951 to 1954 Bob proudly served in the United States Marine Corps Platoon Leader Corps and was Active Duty from June 1954 to June 1956 as a First Lieutenant (Semper Fi!). He was a Life Member of Disabled American Veterans. Bob began a 35-year-career with IBM in 1956, retiring in 1991 as a Senior Product Planner.

Bob lived a life of principle, purpose, and perseverance. Always faithful, he was a devout Catholic and an active member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Raleigh. Notable involvement in faith ministries for St. Francis include but are not limited to: past Parish Council member, co-leader with his wife, Dorothy, on the first team for the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) program, and Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. In 1966, Bob became a member of the Third Order of St. Francis under the jurisdiction of the Order of Friars Minor Conventual, Endicott Fraternity. Bob was also involved in the Cursillo movement for many years. He was a lifelong patron of St. Bonaventure Indian Mission & School, helping to ensure that God’s children on the Eastern Navajo Reservation were able to meet their daily survival needs and maintain their dignity. In addition, Bob was a dedicated volunteer at WakeMed for more than 25 years.

An incredibly intelligent man, Bob was an avid reader (including the Encyclopedia Britannica). He enjoyed working on the daily crossword puzzle and was a baseball enthusiast; loved those Yankees!

Bob was predeceased by his beloved wife of 58 years, Dorothy Gould Wertis. He is survived by the ones he laughed with, lived for, and loved without conditions. His eight children and their spouses include: Bobby and (Patty) Wertis, Julie and (John) Fox, John and (Christine) Wertis, Liane and (Allen) Watson, Joseph and (Monique) Wertis, Elizabeth and (Miguel) Casas, Frances and (Eddie) Clark, and Dorothy and (Jimmy) Roche. He was proud of his fifteen grandchildren: Sidney, Andrew, Jay, Caroline, Megan, Bobby, Zachary, Luke, Mary Claire, Meredith, Mollie, William, Julia, Carly, and Olivia; and five great grandchildren: Lucy, Callum, Duncan, Sean, and Jack. Bob is also survived by his brother: Richard and his wife (Sandra) Wertis of New York and sister-in-law: Eva McGeehan of Colorado as well as many nieces, nephews and first cousins on Wertis and Paprochi sides, living in CA, CO, FL, MN, NC and NY.

A funeral Mass is scheduled for Wednesday, December 5, 2018, beginning at 1:00 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 11401 Leesville Rd., Raleigh, NC. Interment will be in the St. Francis of Assisi Memorial Garden and Columbarium. Family will receive friends immediately following the Interment.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Transitions LifeCare and/or St. Bonaventure Indian Mission & School. Online condolences may be offered at

Published in The News & Observer on Dec. 3, 2018


Wertis, Robert John [MC1954 RIP]

Guestbook: Same link 

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