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JOBIT: Kennedy, Joseph Martin [MC1970 RIP] on 2017-05MAY-19

Joseph Martin Kennedy January 31, 1949 – May 19, 2017 New Jersey

Joseph was born on January 31, 1949 and passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017.

Joseph was a resident of New Jersey.

He graduated from St. Joseph’s of the Palisades High School Manhattan College and New York Law School.

Visitation will be on Tuesday May 30 2017 from 2-4 pm and 6-9 pm at Higgins and Bonner Funeral Home located at 582 Springfield Ave. Westfield NJ. The Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Genevieve Church at 200 Monmouth Road in Elizabeth NJ on May 31 2017 at 10 am. Interment will follow at the Fairview Cemetery 1100 East Broad St. Westfield NJ.

Donations can be made out to NYU Medical Center; in the memo portion kindly write “Vulnerable Brain Project” in memory of Joe Kennedy; donations can be mailed to the office of: William Slater MD Associate Professor Division of Cardiology NYU School of Medicine 530 First Ave Skirball 9U New York New York 10016.


Kennedy, Joseph Martin [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link


Dear John,

                I believe that Joseph is a member of the Class of 1970.

                     May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Kennedy, Joseph Martin [MC1970 RIP]

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POSITRACTION: Photographer gives his skill and then some to poor children


Photographer Offers to Take Free Graduation Photos for Kids Who Can’t Afford Them
by McKinley Corbley – May 18, 2017

2017 05May 27 Kids Graduating Facebook

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Richard Wah doesn’t have any photos of his high school graduation – that’s because he didn’t have the money to pay for a photographer when he was a teenager.

Now that he’s 44 years old, however, he wants to give other kids the opportunities that he never had.

Richard, who works as a photographer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is offering free graduation photoshoots to youth who can’t afford them. All the grads have to do is send Richard an email, grab their cap and gown, and show up for the shoot.

The photographer has even hired a barber and two makeup artists to spruce up the grads’ look.

The Philly resident first got the idea for the free photos when he was riding the public bus and saw a group of high school grads sporting caps and gowns – except none of them had any parents or family there to support them.

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OK, it’s not Bill Gates style charity, but maybe IMHO it’s worth more. It’s personal. It’s the Good Samaritan type charity.

It makes the world a kinder place for those that need it.

All it requires is a little sensitivity to the needs of others.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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ENDNOTE: The definition of delusion

20 Indicators That Signal You May Be Living In The Matrix & How To Unplug Yourself By Andrew Martin Collective Evolution May 6, 2017

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Morpheus: “You take the blue pill, the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.” –The Matrix

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I personally define the Matrix as a set of beliefs, cultural norms, attitudes, and conditioned states which are pervasive throughout society. These are initially created under an economic rationale which offer products and services to citizens. To promote these goods and services various themes, ideas, and ideologies are promoted to establish compliance and persuade individuals to partake in consumptive patterns. Along the way, this information becomes embedded within a society, creating cultural norms and distracting individuals and society from the truth. As individuals living in a society, we become subservient to authority and start conforming to certain illogical cultural constructs. Eventually, like a fish swimming in the ocean, we are unaware of the water that surrounds us, we become unaware of the Matrix…

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In high school, the good Brothers tried to show us the way. I remember the phrase: “the unexamined life is not worth living” being used a lot. It’s not until decades later when at the end game, I begin to comprehend what they were trying to drum into some very dense heads.

The author gives 20 symptoms and 8 antidotes.

Now, I’m way too old to start over again. But, each day, is a new beginning.

Each year, I’m asked to produce a list of the JOBITs that I’ve collected over the year. This year, due to a software upgrade that I have no control over, it was a little harder. I tried several different ways before getting some support. (“Real men don’t ask for directions.”) That trouble forced me to actually LOOK at the list several times. I was stunned at all those names who were younger, in some cases MUCH much younger.

“Life is available only in the present moment. If you abandon the present moment you cannot live the moments of your daily life deeply.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

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MFOUND: Alma Mater 1866

Old MC on 131st streetManhattan College at West 131st Street & Broadway in 1866 shortly after moving from its previous location on Canal Street in downtown Manhattan. In 1922 it would move again this time to Riverdale in the Bronx.


[Tip ‘o’ the hat to: Al Heitzer and Stephen K. Trynosky]


JOBIT: Karachuk, Stanley Thomas [MC1957 RIP] on 2017-05May-05


Stanley Karachuk

Stanley Thomas Karachuk, beloved husband of Margaret Tomaino Karachuk, entered into eternal rest on May 5, 2017, at the age of 82.

Born in New York City and raised in Manhattan and the Bronx, Stan was a resident of Trumbull for more than fifty years. A loyal and steadying presence in the lives of his family and friends, Stan will be missed by his devoted wife Peggy and by their children, David Julian Karachuk of Westport, Halina Lauren Karachuk of New York City, Gregory Thomas Karachuk and his wife Agnieszka Slominska-Karachuk of London, and Robert Karachuk of Columbia, S.C. Stan will be fondly remembered by his brother-in-law Anthony Mario Pagano and by his nieces and nephews, Sarina Pagano Kriston, Paul Pagano, Lori Pagano, and Peter Pagano. Stan is also survived by two grandsons, Kellen Francis Karachuk and Kieron Julian Karachuk. A son of the late Timofe and Aleksandra Kaminska Karachuk, Stan was predeceased by an infant brother, Edward Karachuk. His godparents were the late Paul Kovalchuk and Victoria Janusz. He recently lost his sister-in-law Rosemary Tomaino Pagano.

Stan was a proud graduate of St. Adalbert’s Elementary School and All Hallows High School, both in the Bronx. He earned a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from Manhattan College and a Master of Business Administration degree from the City University of New York. Stan also completed the Cornell University Executive Development Program. He was a life member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and a longtime adjunct professor of reliability engineering and management at the University of Bridgeport.

Stan made his professional life as an engineer and executive in the defense and aerospace industries. He began his career at Ford Instrument, a division of Sperry-Rand. For more than twenty years, he worked at Perkin-Elmer as a manager or director in the Optical Group, specializing at different times in reliability engineering, product and components assurance, program management, and strategic planning and acquisitions. Among the projects that Stan worked on were the KH-9 Hexagon Spy Satellite and the Hubble Space Telescope. He retired from Norden Systems, a division of United Technologies.

Grateful for his faith, Stan was a parishioner of Christ the King Church and St. Theresa Church. A child of immigrants, he was proud of his Polish heritage. Curious and adventurous, he was an avid traveler. A New Yorker by both birth and disposition, Stan was unwilling to live more than fifty miles from the city and made frequent visits back after moving to the Connecticut suburbs. He was a daily reader of The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, an active investor with a constant eye on the NYSE, a regular theatergoer with subscription tickets to the Roundabout Theater, a member of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the New York Botanical Garden, and, of course, a lifelong fan of the Yankees.

Visitation is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, May 12, 2017, at the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on the same day at 1:00 p.m. at St. Theresa Roman Catholic Church, 5301 Main Street, Trumbull. Entombment will immediately follow at St. Monica Mausoleum, Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 1056 Daniels Farm Road, Trumbull.

The Karachuk family deeply appreciates the attentiveness and the many kindnesses of Stan’s devoted caretakers in his final years. In lieu of flowers, the family asks friends to consider making a donation in memory of Stanley T. Karachuk to All Hallows High School, c/o Ronald Schutte, President, 111 East 164th Street, Bronx, NY 10452. To leave an online condolence, visit us at

Abriola Parkview Funeral Home 419 White Plains Rd Trumbull, CT 06611 (203) 373-1013

Published in Connecticut Post on May 9, 2017


Karachuk, Stanley Thomas [MC???? RIP]


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Dear John,

                 I believe that Stanley is a member of the Class of 1957,

                  May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Karachuk, Stanley Thomas [MC1957 RIP]

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

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JNEWS: Docteroff, Michael [MC1987] seeks reelection in West Caldwell



West Caldwell GOP Team Announces Candidacy for 2017


April 17, 2017 at 12:00 AM

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — The West Caldwell Republican County Committee & Chairman Christopher Smith has announced Council President Michael Docteroff and Councilwoman Kathy Lynn Canale as its 2017 slate of candidates representing West Caldwell for the upcoming 2017 Elections.

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About Council President Docteroff:

Docteroff has served the community of West Caldwell for many years as a volunteer in recreation athletics as well as the Caldwell Athletic Organization, and he has served as president of the Caldwell Gridiron Club. He has also served as a member of the West Caldwell Zoning Board of Adjustment and is also currently serving as a volunteer member of the West Caldwell Planning Board.

Docteroff, a graduate of Manhattan College with a B.S. in Computer Information Systems, is an entrepreneur in the field of technology, serving as president of M.A.D. Technologies, which offers consulting expertise primarily in the area of technology for the Hospitality Industry.

He is married to Stacy Veneri Docteroff and has two children, Lauren, 24, who currently works for Sony Corporation, and a son, Jack, 21, a junior student at Montclair State University.

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Docteroff, Michael [MC????]

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Dear John,

              I believe that Michael is a member of the class of 1987.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Docteroff, Michael [MC1987]

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JOBIT: Davis, Raymond Anthony Jr. [MC1966 RIP] on 2017-04APR-08

April 17, 2017

Raymond Anthony Davis Jr.

Raymond Anthony Davis Jr. of Apex, NC passed away peacefully on April 8th at Transitions Life Care in Raleigh, NC after a long battle with cancer.

He was born in Bronx NY on December 1, 1944 to Raymond and Mary Davis. He received his M.S. in Electrical Engineering at Polytechnic Institute, New York, NY and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering at Manhattan College in New York, NY.

He had multinational skills and extensively traveled all over the world: the USA, Europe, Caribbean, Asia, Brazil and Australia. He was knowledgeable in German, Spanish and French and studied Latin and Russian. Ray was an extremely intelligent man who although enjoying his ‘retirement’ still tutored friends and former colleagues in multiple subjects ranging from Algebra to Calculus.

Ray loved to laugh and enjoyed playing numerous practical jokes on his family and friends. He was a master of Photoshop and no one was safe from his antics. He enjoyed movies, oh so many movies, from history to horror movies, bowling, but mostly traveling.

He is survived by his loving mother Mary Davis of Cortlandt Manor, NY; two daughters Eva Marie (Scott) Compolattaro and Robin (Dan) Isidro both of Stamford, CT; a grandson Frank Compolattaro currently serving in the USMC and three granddaughters Jamie, Alyssa and Lori-Ann Compolattaro of Stamford, CT; sisters Kathy (Joe) Moker of New Milford, CT; Marianne (Jeff) Bischoff of Cortlandt Manor, NY; brothers Ronald Davis of Beacon, NY and Gerard Davis of Harrisburg, PA; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his father, Raymond A. Davis Sr and a grandson Nicholas Compolattaro.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday April 19, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Leo’s Parish, 24 Roxbury Road, Stamford. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Transitions LifeCare at

Thomas Funeral Home 401 N. Ennis Street Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526 (919) 552-4171

Published in Stamford Advocate on Apr. 17, 2017

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Davis, Raymond Anthony Jr. [MC???? RIP]


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Dear John,

            I believe that Raymond is a member of the class of 1966.

                  May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Davis, Raymond Anthony Jr. [MC1966 RIP]

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