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JOBIT: Burke, Fr James E. [MC1971 RIP] 2019-Oct-04


Father James E. Burke
Posted Thursday, October 10, 2019 12:00 am

Father James E. Burke, who served for 15 years as pastor of Sacred Heart parish on Staten Island, died Oct. 4. He was 87.

Father Burke was assigned to Sacred Heart from 1988 to 2003.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, Oct. 10, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the John Cardinal O’Connor Pavilion in the Bronx. Cardinal Dolan will celebrate the Mass, and Father Louis Jerome, pastor of St. Charles parish on Staten Island, will deliver the homily.

Father Jerome began working with Father Burke at Sacred Heart on Sept. 8, 2001, serving as administrator before he became pastor of Sacred Heart in 2003.

“He helped people by getting a Mass together for that week, celebrating the Mass and counseling people after 9/11,” Father Jerome, who was pastor of Sacred Heart for 12 years, told CNY.

“I think we lost eight or nine people on 9/11. He was very good in helping grieving people.”

Father Jerome said he visited with Father Burke a few months ago at the John Cardinal O’Connor Pavilion, where Father Burke had lived since his retirement in 2007.

“He loved the John Cardinal O’Connor residence. He was very happy there,” Father Jerome said.

Born in Manhattan, he earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie, where he studied for the priesthood, and a master’s from Manhattan College. He was ordained by Cardinal Francis Spellman at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in 1958.

He was administrator of Assumption, Maybrook, 1987-1988, and St. Columbanus, Cortlandt Manor, 1985-1987. He served as parochial vicar of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Pelham Manor, 2003-2007; St. Patrick, Yorktown Heights, 1981-1985; St. Bartholomew, Yonkers, 1959-1964; St. Mary, Wappingers Falls, 1958-1959; and Immaculate Conception, Amenia, 1958.

Father Burke served at Cardinal Spellman High School, the Bronx, as an administrative assistant, 1977-1981, and procurator, 1974-1977, and was on the faculty of Cardinal Hayes High School, the Bronx, 1964-1974.

Burial will take place in St. Raymond Cemetery, the Bronx.


Burke, Fr James E. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook:  None cited

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Dear John,

I believe that Father received his Masters in 1971.

When Father was assigned to Cardinal Spellman High School, he often celebrated Mass on weekends at St. Barnabas where I got to meet him. He was a very devout Priest.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Burke, Fr James E. [MC1971 RIP]

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JNEWS: Lala, Marco [MC1988] SVP @ RM Friedland


Deals & Dealmakers Featured
Meet 2019’s Real Estate Dealmakers
by REW  October 10, 2019

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Marco Lala
Senior Vice President,
RM Friedland

Marco Lala is one of the most active investment property specialists in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Westchester County. His sharp focus and intensity has resulted in a string of seventy seller oriented building transactions in as little as eighteen months during his 20+ year career. He has personally handled the sale of over $1.4 billion in the New York Metropolitan Area amounting to over 400 properties sold.

In 2002, he spearheaded Massey Knakal’s expansion into the Bronx, Northern Manhattan & Westchester. Under his guidance the division grew to a 20+ person operation in a firm that employed over 200 brokers and support staff. In 2008, he joined Marcus & Millichap in their Midtown office becoming one of the top ranked agents in the firm and earned the largest fee award in the NY office in 2014.

He has sales Experience in Multiple Asset Classes: Multi-family, Affordable, HUD, Sec 8 Voucher Development, Retail, Industrial, office, etc.

Deep knowledge of NY metro submarkets, including local customs, laws, taxation scenarios, regulations, etc.

Marco graduated from Mount St. Michael Academy (High School) and received a degree in Marketing from Manhattan College in the Bronx. He currently resides in Bergen County, NJ. With his wife and 3 children.

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Lala, Marco [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Marco is a member of the Class of 1988.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Lala, Marco [MC1988]

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MOBIT: Czander, Dr. M. [MCxfac RIP] 2019-Oct-08


Dr. William M. Czander
1943 – 2019

Irvington – Dr. William M. Czander passed away on October 8, 2019.

Born in 1943 to Walter Czander and Ruth Alice Fuchs, William grew up in Jersey City with his brothers Walter Jr. and the late Lawrence Czander. He received his PhD from NYU and received postdoctoral training at Yale University and the Psychoanalytic Institute for Mental Health in NYC. As an organizational psychoanalyst, he taught for over 35 years at many institutions, notably 20 years at Manhattan College.

He was the grandfather to Emma Murray (8), Nate Murray (6), Marcus McGovern (1), and beloved father to Dr. Alicia Murray, Eliza Czander, Sylvia Czander, and Anika Czander. He was the proud husband of Giovanna Czander, whom he felt was his soulmate. He will be forever missed and loved.

There will be a memorial wake at Edwards-Dowdle Funeral Home 64 Ashford Avenue, Dobbs Ferry, NY on October 12th from 3:00pm – 6:00pm and a memorial mass at Sacred Heart Church 417 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry on Monday Oct 14th at 11:00am.
Published in the The Journal News from Oct. 9 to Oct. 11, 2019


Czander, Dr. M. [MCxfac RIP]

Guestbook: Same link / None cited

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MNEWS: All 27 Home Basketball Games on ESPN Streaming Services


Manhattan College to Broadcast All 27 Home Basketball Games on ESPN Streaming Services

Students in the College’s sports media production concentration will be part of the game-day crew.

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QUADRANGLE: Campus Chapel in Need of Repairs


Campus Chapel in Need of Repairs

Posted on October 8, 2019 by The Quadrangle in News, Top Stories


Since it was built in the late 19th century, Manhattan College has proudly shown the Chapel of De La Salle to prospective students and parents. Recently, however, students who frequent the chapel have noticed caution tape wrapped around a number of the pews inside. During this year’s Fall Convocation, which was held in the chapel, a few students even found drywall atop their seats in the pews.

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“I have so many good memories there. It’s disheartening to see that not everybody cares about the chapel as much as I do,” she said.

In the meantime, Matthew McManness, vice president of finance and chief financial officer of Manhattan College, is the process of getting estimates on the repair of the roof, facade and parapet. Hopefully, this will remove any of the water issues in the chapel.

Once estimates are received, we can count on some progress for De La Salle.

“Work will begin as safely and as soon as possible,” McManness confirmed.

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[JR: Well, that’s upsetting to hear.]

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JNEWS: McKinstry, Jerry [MC1995] Public Affairs Dir @ Pace U / Westchester


News Item
Press Release: Pace University Names Jerry McKinstry Director of Public Affairs in Westchester
10/09/2019 News Release Image

Press Release: Pace University Names Jerry McKinstry Director of Public Affairs in Westchester

Longtime journalist, media pro joins Pleasantville Campus

Jerry McKinstry, a former journalist and seasoned communications executive who has held an impressive and unique combination of roles in news media, government, and public relations agencies in the region, has been named director of Public Affairs for Pace University in Westchester County.

McKinstry has spent much of his career – as a journalist and communications professional – in Westchester County and the Hudson Valley, and has served a broad array of clients in higher education, banking, biotechnology, government, real estate, not-for-profits and economic development, among other areas.

“Jerry is well-known and well-respected for his knowledge and understanding of the region, and his ability to get the job done,” said Pace President Marvin Krislov. “His experience, coupled with his long-standing roots and community ties, are great assets for Pace University, our students, faculty and staff. We’re excited to have him on board.”

In his role at Pace, McKinstry will manage media relations efforts and work closely with President Krislov, Provost Vanya Quiñones, members of the administration and faculty at Pace University’s six schools on media, community relations, and partnerships with businesses and organizations in Westchester County and the region.

Prior to joining Pace, Jerry was director of strategic communications at Harrison Edwards PR in Armonk, N.Y. and previously served as former Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino’s deputy communications director where he worked closely on public policy and government initiatives.

His journalism background spans newspapers, magazines, television, radio and digital platforms. McKinstry was a columnist and Editorial Board member for Newsday where he was responsible for coverage of New York State politics and policy issues pertaining to the northern suburbs of New York City and the Hudson Valley. Prior to Newsday, Jerry was an investigative reporter and political correspondent for The Journal News/, a Gannett media division, where he covered county government, state affairs and politics. During his nearly 12 years with Gannett, he covered many beats and municipalities in the region.

For more than four years, he co-hosted a weekly radio talk show, The Sounding Board, on WVOX 1460 AM in New Rochelle. He was also a regular contributor to Westchester Magazine and 914Inc. While at The Journal News, McKinstry was also an adjunct professor of journalism and media.

A native of Yonkers, he received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics from Manhattan College and a Master’s of Science degree in Print and Online Journalism from Iona College. He lives in Ridgefield, Conn. with his wife, two children, and rescue lab.

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McKinstry, Jerry [MC????]

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Dear John,

               I believe that Jerry is a member of the Class of 1995.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McKinstry, Jerry [MC1995]

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


Phil Colon
11:25 AM (2 hours ago)

Good Evening All,

Peter Sweeney and Mike McEneney have shared the very sad news of the Passing of Diane Parr, Wife of Fellow Jasper, Ken Parr ’61. Diane has been in our prayers as she fought the good fight. We pray for the repose of her soul. We pray for her Husband Ken, their two Sons, Brian and Michael and their Family as the Family mourn their loss. We pray that they find peace in the certain knowledge that Diane is at rest in God’s Eternal Embrace in the Kingdom of Heaven. The Family have shared the following Obituary. Diane was born in N.Y., N.Y., lived in Long Beach, L.I., N.Y. Diane was an active member of the Altar Society at St. Ignatius Martyr R.C. Church in Long Beach. She also served as a Trustee on the Board of St. Ignatius Martyr Church and the Long Beach Library. Diane will be missed by so many who were touched by her Kindness and Caring.

Visitation: Thursday, October 10, 2019, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Christopher T. Jordan Funeral Home, 302 Long Beach Rd., Long Beach, N.Y.

Mass of Christian Burial: Friday, October 11, 2019, 10:00AM
St. Ignatius Martyr R.C. Church, Long Beach, N. Y.

Thank you Peter Sweeney and Mike McEneney. Thank you All. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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Dear John,

Below is the Obitutary for Diane Parr, the Wife of Ken Parr, Class of 1961. Ken is a very loyal Jasper and was very devoted to Diane.

May She Rest In Peace.



Diane Parr
January 31, 1941 – October 7, 2019
Born in New York , NY
Resided in Long Beach, New York


Visitation Thursday October 10, 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.

Funeral Mass Friday October 11, 10:00 A.M. St. Ignatius Martyr R.C. Church

Interment Friday October 11, St. Charles Cemetery

Diane was an active member of the Rosary Altar Society at St. Ignatius Martyr RC Church Long Beach, NY, she also served as a trustee on the board at St. Ignatius Martyr RC Church, and the Long Beach Library,

In lieu of flowers please make donations to:
The City of Long Beach Public Library
111 W Park Ave, Long Beach, NY 11561

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