Category Archives: JEmail

JEMAIL: Vitolo. Francesca [MC1998] MDA fundraiser Friday June 8th


Good Afternoon,

Please see attached, appreciate your help. Keep me posted if you will be attending.


Francesca Vitolo
Business Development / Project Administrator
Stone Engineering PC

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Vitolo. Francesca [MC1998]

[JR: I hope some of my fellow “gun nuts” get out and support your good cause.]

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JEMAIL: Kuhn, Rob (MC1973) found a featuring of Jones, Lou [MC1954 RIP]


Hi John …

Please see the attached photo – which I’ve had for a few weeks.

It is part of an exhibit at the New Rochelle Library. The entire exhibit is a set of photographs in the lobby, and I am not certain how long it will be there. If anyone is interested, they could just call the library.

The photo features Lou Jones and cites him as a gold medalist athlete, educator and county official. He would have attended Manhattan in the early 1950s. Later he worked there (until 1974) as dean of student personnel – which would cross my time there, though I don’t recall Mr. Jones personally – unfortunately.

Hope you’re well.Thanks,
Rob Kuhn ’73

2018 02Feb 12 Lou Jones

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Kuhn, Rob (MC1973)

Jones, Lou [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

I believe that Lou is a member of the Class of 1954,


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Jones, Lou [MC1954 RIP]

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JEMAIL: Moore, Kevin (MC1980) Pro-Vita award Diocese of Brooklyn


Good Afternoon,

I would just like to let the readers of Jasper Jottings know that myself and my wife, Susan, will receiving the Pro-Vita award from the Diocese of Brooklyn on January 27th, 2018 for our efforts in the Pro-Life movement. The award will be presented following Mass at 5:00Pm at St. James Cathedral in downtown Brooklyn. Any Jaspers interested are cordially welcome, particularly those living in Brooklyn.

Moore, Kevin (MC1980)

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[JR: Congrats. I’m sure it is a huge effort attempting to stem the murderous tide. Dona Nobis Pacem.]

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) about “doing great and small things graciously”


Dear Brothers and Sisters In Christ,

It has been said that ” You don’t have to do great things to make a difference. You can make a great differenceby doing small things gratiously.” 

Over the years, when you have been thanked for your prayers, good thoughts and good wishes, one or more of you have said: “We have done nothing, no big deal.” You cannot be further from the truth. Your commitment, dedication, heartfelt prayers and the love you share so profoundly in your prayers are indeed a big deal. You are all an exception, you do great and small things graciously and make a difference each time you offer a prayer for someone in need of our prayers.

When I think of Gods gifts to us, Our Littlest Jasper, Luke, that precious litlle sweetheart, Eloise and of course that small wonder, Jackie and our friends and loved ones amongst us and those called home and the many others that have been in our prayers, I know that God smiles upon each of you each time you raise your voices in prayer. As someone I know always says in her ministry, ” Thank You For Being.” Raise the volume in thanks for the many times our prayers have been answered, as we give thanks for each other.

To each of you from the many whom you have touched through your prayers, Thank you. Merry Christmas. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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JEMAIL: Bryk, BWilliam (MC1977) reconnects


Dear Fellow Jasper:

Please know that I am grateful for all that you do.  You enabled me to regain contact with a friend with whom I had not spoken in forty years. I learned we are still friends.

May God bless you for it.

William Bryk ’77B

[JR: Thanks for the kind words. It’s so easy to lose old friends despite today’s technology. While I’m concerned about the slow demise of the mailing list — partially caused by my inability to connect with the “newly minted” Jaspers due to Alma Mater’s policies — they don’t like competition for eyeballs — I just wonder what happens eventually. Glad it worked for you.]  

Bryk, BWilliam (MC1977)

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JUPDATE: Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1957) update on Addis Hope


The message that follows is from Brother Gregory Flynn (aka Jack).

Dear Friends of Addis Hope,

Once again, my apologies for including you in this mass mailing rather than individually. 
Some time ago our Addis Hope School which we had been renting for several years from local authorities was demolished along with other structures in the neighborhood so that the property could be used to construct government offices.  Since we had a renewable two year contract, the authorities said they would provide replacement school classrooms. Despite numerous court appearances and delays, this has not happened and it looks like it won’t.

What to do? Several years ago a generous donation from a friend allowed us to purchase two shops in a new mall. My colleague, Ruth Girmay, teacher and artist, who really began with me the program sixteen years ago has had the idea of training single parent mothers of street families in making leather goods. To this end, she took courses in making handbags, satchels etc. as an income generating activity. Addis Hope would send the street children of these women to local government schools and pay for their school materials and uniforms until they graduated from Grade Eight. 

Though this reformulation of the Addis Hope program will probably come as a surprise to you, our donor partners, we continue to count on your support for our single parent destitute and marginalized families. I will write more on this new development in future mails to you.

Since Thanksgiving is an American celebration of family, I ask you to include our Addis Hope street families at your table as you have done in the past.  

I can only add that for all that has been, I say thanks. For all that will be, I say yes.
With gratitude,
Brother Gregory Flynn (aka Jack)


Make check out to Brothers of the Christian Schools (stating Addis Hope in the memo)
Mail to:
Brother Timothy Froehlich
444A Route 35 South
Eatontown, NJ 07724

Jim Casey for Brother Gregory Flynn

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Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1957) 

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JEMAIL: Abate, Bob (MC1981) shares about Pannell, Tyrone[MC1964 RIP]



This is my remembrance from The Vietnam Wall Memorial for Tyrone Pannell.


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Abate, Bob (MC1981) 

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Robert Abate
Admirer and Fellow-Alumnus

Tyrone S. Pannell – A Remarkable Young Man

I knew of Tyrone Pannell – the athlete. We were the same age, in the same city, competing in track and field but the similarity ended there. He was one of New York City¦s finest and most versatile athletes ever and its premiere track and field star of the late 1950’s and early 60’s.

In the Spring of 1997, I proposed his long overdue induction into the Manhattan College Sports Hall of Fame. It was only then, researching his accomplishments and meeting former classmates and teammates, that I learned about Tyrone Pannell – the person, and the outstanding human being that he was.

I never had the privilege of meeting him but I had the pleasure of meeting his wife and daughter at his posthumous induction ceremony. I was stunned to learn from his daughter, Tracy, that he and I had been pretty close for many years. In 1985 I had bought a book: “Dear America – Letters Home From Vietnam.” Unbeknownst to me, one of the letters was from twenty-three year old Marine Lieutenant Tyrone Pannell to his infant daughter:

August 11, 1965

Dear Tracy,

The things I want to say to you can never be fully expressed in words. I want so very much to say the things that will make you understand how very much I love you. Before you were born I, like most men, wanted a son. But when I saw you for the first time just a few minutes old, I knew I could never love a son the way I loved you. For a son grows and becomes a man while a daughter is always a child to be loved and cared for. More than anything I want you to know me and love me. The next time I see you, you will be a little lady, walking and talking. Learn how to say “Daddy. I love you with all my heart.”

Love, Daddy

Most fittingly, his nomination was approved on the eve of Father’s Day. From time-to-time, I jog at Manhattan College and when I do, I look up at Tyrone Pannell’s Hall of Fame banner and sense his presence and a bond of brotherhood.

Saturday, November 03, 2001

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Abate, Bob (MC1981)

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Tyrone Pannell ’64 (Men’s Track & Field)

Won the 60-yard high hurdles at the IC4A Championships and the high jump at the indoor Met’s in 1962. Won the 60-yard high hurdles, the long jump and the high jump at the indoor Met’s, and the high jump at the outdoor Met’s in 1963. High jump champion at the 1964 indoor Met’s and in the 120-yard high hurdles at the outdoor Met’s. Senior co-captain. Entered the Marine Corps after college and lost his life in active duty in Vietnam.

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Pannell, Tyrone[MC1964 RIP]


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