Category Archives: JEmail

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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JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) finds news on Squeri, Stephen [MC1981]


WSJ MARKETS ALERT: American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault to Step Down
Stephen Squeri,’81 to replace him

Dear John,

          I believe that Stephen is a member of the Class of 1981.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Squeri, Stephen [MC1981]

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> From: “ Editors” 
> Date: October 18, 2017 at 4:36:43 PM EDT
> Subject: WSJ MARKETS ALERT: American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault to Step Down
> The Wall Street Journal Markets Alert
> American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault to Step Down

Kenneth Chenault, the head of American Express and one of the country’s most prominent African-American corporate leaders, will step down as chairman and chief executive Feb. 1, capping a 16-year run at the iconic card company as it grapples with a new wave of competition.

The 66-year-old executive will be succeeded as CEO by Stephen Squeri, a three-decade AmEx veteran who previously ran its division in charge of corporate cards.

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JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) informs about the upcoming retreat 09/15-17/17


Dear John,

Attached is a copy of the business card that we use to promote the Manhattan College Businessmen’s
Reality Retreat.

There is still time to sign up! All Men are welcome.




McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JEMAIL: McEneney Edward J. (MC1959) gets the OK health-wise


Good Afternoon All,

Mike McEneney has just shared some good news. Ed’s Doctor has just given him a clean bill of health and Ed is good to go. We celebrate this good news with a prayer of thanks. Ed sends his thanks to all of you for all the prayers and good thoughts. Thank you all. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

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JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) shares Grace Feeney’s condolence info


MOBIT: Feeney, Grace [MCstaff RIP] on 2017-Jul-15

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     Some have asked where they  might send condolences
to Grace’s family. They suggested that they be sent to
Grace’s son Larry at:

        Larry Feeney
       240 East 235 Street 
       Bronx NY  10470



McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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