Category Archives: JOBIT

JOBIT: Palma, Pasquale “Pat” [MC1955 RIP] 2019-Jun-13


Pasquale “Pat” Palma

Louisville – Pasquale “Pat” Palma, born July 8, 1932, passed into eternal life on June 13. 2019 at his Taylorsville residence.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Nettie Palma; and his brother Sam Palma.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Patricia Ramser Palma; brother Joseph Palma; sisters Loretta Palma and Rose Anne Rechis; daughters Caroline Palma, Anne Marie Palma, and Sue Ann McArthur (Sam); and son Christopher Palma. Also included are extended family Terry, John and Paul Whiting; ten grandchildren; and two great grandsons.

Pat lived an abundant life, growing up in Brooklyn, NY and earning a degree in electrical engineering from Manhattan College. He spent many years as a monk at Spencer Monastery and in Argentina.

A memorial gathering and service will be held from 12:00pm-4:00pm on Tuesday, June 18 at Ratterman Funeral Home, 3711 Lexington Road, “In St. Matthews”.

Published in The Courier-Journal on June 16, 2019


Palma, Pasquale “Pat” [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

I believe that Pasquale is a member of the Class of 1955.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Palma, Pasquale “Pat” [MC1955 RIP]

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JOBIT: Nester, Martin F. Jr. [MC1956 RIP] 2019-Jun-11



Dear John,

The June 11th edition of the NY Times, at page A21 has an Obitutary for Martin Nester,’56.

May He Rest In Peace.

Let me know if you need a copy.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.  Obit doesn’t mention Alma Mater; so it’s “invisible” to my searches.]

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NESTER—Martin F. Jr., of Point Lookout, NY on June 11, 2019 in his 84 year.

Beloved husband of the late Loretta. Loving father of Jeanne (Peter) Rolih, Suzanne Nester, Noel (Glennis) Nester, and Matthew (Elizabeth) Nester. Cherished grandfather of seven grandchildren.

Former CEO of Long Beach Hospital, Long Beach, NY.

The Family will receive friends Thursday, June 13, 2:00pm – 4:00pm and 7:00pm – 9:00pm at the Christopher T. Jordan Funeral Home, Inc., 302 Long Beach Rd., Island Park, NY. Funeral Mass Friday, June 14, 10:00 am at Our Lady of Miraculous Medal R.C. Church, Point Lookout, NY. Interment St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Huntington, NY.

Published in The New York Times from June 12 to June 13, 2019


Nester, Martin F. Jr. [MC1956 RIP]


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JOBIT: O’Hare, Eugene “Gene” C. [MC1956 RIP] 2019-Jun-07


Eugene Charles O’Hare
July 20, 1934 ~ June 7, 2019 (age 84)

Eugene “Gene” C. O’Hare, 85 years old, died on June 7, 2019. A native of Brooklyn, New York, he was the son of the late Joseph A. and Emily Marie Stuart O’Hare.

As an Irish Catholic kid from Canarsie, Brooklyn, Gene attended Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, where he credits the Christian Brothers with teaching him to think. After graduating, he attended Manhattan College, a two-hour train ride each way, and graduated in 1956 with a degree in electrical engineering.

Subsequently, he served three years as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force as a maintenance manager before diving into his 30-year career with the Bell System in and around New York City. He began as an electrical engineer but soon moved into management, a better fit for his outgoing personality. He enjoyed a career with enormous variety, moving every few years to a new challenge. He had director-level jobs in sales, engineering, marketing, banking and course development. He served as communications manager for the World Trade Center while the towers were under construction and headed up the effort to make telephones accessible for the hard of hearing. He invariably led his division’s United Way drive and served as a Big Brother. He concluded his career with what was by then NYNEX as a member of the Quality Team, initiating and presenting quality improvement seminars around the country.

Gene carefully researched retirement destinations before zeroing in on Brevard, where he moved in 1990 and enjoyed an active, creative retirement. He took up tennis as well as painting, carpentry and travel, but the great passion of his retirement years was theater. Best known as a quirky character actor, he was in 22 plays and directed 10 in Western North Carolina, mostly at Brevard Little Theatre. He received numerous awards, both for acting and directing, and contributed his share of backstage work, building and painting scenery and serving as stage manager.

He is survived by his wife, Lyn French O’Hare; his first wife and mother of his children, Mary-Elizabeth Barbarisi, daughter Lea-Ann Germinder; sons Thomas, Mathew, James, and John O’Hare; eleven grandchildren and six great grandchildren, in addition to many nephews, nieces, grandnephews and grandnieces.

Witty and quick with a story, Gene enjoyed wide interests and talents along with great energy to pursue them. He will be missed and warmly remembered by family and friends.

Service arrangements will be announced at a later date..

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Brevard Little Theatre, 55 E. Jordan St., Brevard, NC 28712.

To leave a condolence for the family of Gene O’Hare, please visit “obituaries” at
Moore-Blanchard Funerals & Cremations is caring for the family.


O’Hare, Eugene “Gene” C. [MC1956 RIP]

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JOBIT: Bronner, Sr. Marita Regina Dorothy [MC1971 RIP] 2019-Jun-00


In Memoriam: Sister Marita Regina Bronner

by Comm. Dir. | Jun 10, 2019 | In Memoriam, In Memoriam 2019, NEWS | 2 comments

Sister Marita Regina was an outstanding educator and principal. Students and their families will long remember her for her compassion, kindness, understanding, and the love of learning, which she so joyfully imparted to them.

Sister Marita Regina Bronner (Dorothy) was born April 25, 1925, in Manhattan, one of two children — a daughter and son — of George and Regina Mulcahy Bronner. Dorothy attended PS 193 and Cathedral High School before entering the Sisters of Charity of New York on September 8, 1943. Sister Regina received a BA in French from the College of Mount Saint Vincent and an MA in Religious Studies from Manhattan College. She later earned New York State certification in French K–12 and certification in Supervision and School Administration.

Sister Marita Regina spent fifty-one years of her religious life in the ministry of education, twenty-eight as a classroom teacher and twenty-three as a principal. As an elementary school teacher, she served at Visitation, Bronx; Saint Agatha Home, Nanuet; Saint Patrick, Manhattan; Blessed Sacrament, Staten Island; Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Shrub Oak, and Saints Peter and Paul in the Bronx. Her twenty-three years as principal were devoted to Saints Peter and Paul. Altogether Sister Regina served twenty-seven years at Saints Peter and Paul School where her contributions to education were highly valued. In a paper she presented at Convocation 1982, entitled, “The Charity of Christ Impels Us: Effective Charity in the New York Experience,” she stated, “I am proud to be continuing the outstanding achievements our Community has had in education, and I labor in the spirit of affective love with which the heart of Saint Vincent and Mother Seton overflowed.” When Sister Regina left the field of education, she offered her talents and energy to her sisters in retirement at Convent of Mary the Queen, Yonkers, and Saint Patrick Villa, Nanuet. She was living at Saint Patrick Villa at the time of her death on June 8, 2019.

Sister Marita Regina was an outstanding educator and principal. Students and their families will long remember her for her compassion, kindness, understanding, and the love of learning, which she so joyfully imparted to them. Sister Regina possessed a kind spirit and a great sense of humor. She was a true Sister of Charity who exemplified the virtues we are called to live — humility, simplicity and charity.

We rejoice with you now, Sister Marita Regina, as you are welcomed into the peace and joy of the Resurrection. Well done, good and faithful servant.


Bronner, Sr. Marita Regina Dorothy [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

            I believe that Sister received her Masters in 1971.

                 May She Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Bronner, Sr. Marita Regina Dorothy [MC1971 RIP]

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JOBIT: Antonison, Eileen [MC2003 RIP] 2019-May-31


Eileen Antonison

– – It is with great sadness that the family of Eileen Antonison announces her passing on Friday, May 31, 2019, at the age of 37. Eileen will be forever remembered by her husband and best friend, Brent Baier, parents, Mary and Edward Antonison, brother, Richard Antonison, sister-in-law, Lauren Antonison, niece, Evelyn Antonison, sister, Allison Antonison, brother-in-law, Thomas Bernhard, mother- and father-in-law, Dorothy and Bruce Baier, sister-in-law, Dana Baier, and niece, Brooke Baier. Eileen will also be remembered by her cousins, extended family and dear friends.

A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, June 8, at 11:00 a.m., at the Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers at Manhattan College, 4513 Manhattan College Parkway, Riverdale, New York.

Memorial donations may be made to the Eileen Antonison Memorial Scholarship Fund, 213 Westwood Court, West Deptford, New Jersey 08096.

Published in Home News Tribune on June 6, 2019


Antonison, Eileen [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

I believe that Eileen is a member of the Class of 2003.

May She Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Antonison, Eileen [MC2003 RIP]

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JOBIT: Cheswick, Charles F. “Duke” [MC1957 RIP] 2019-Jun-00


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Charles F. Cheswick, PE Born on 5/31/1934 in Brooklyn. Charlie, known as Duke since becoming a grandfather 13 years ago, was born in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and was a lifelong, passionate and unforgiving Brooklyn Dodgers fan. He lived in Breezy Point, Queens — during the summer as a child and a year round resident when he married his loving wife, Brigitte, and as they raised their family.

He attended St John’s in Brooklyn for high-school, received an engineering degree from Manhattan College and played and loved baseball always. He served valiantly in the US Navy.

He embraced life, was a good friend and neighbor and always lent a hand. He spent his career improving public works, such as vast improvements to the Theater District in Manhattan and each of NYC’s airports, as a dedicated civil engineer.

As a father, he attended countless swim meets, softball games, tennis matches and any opportunity to cheer on one of his three daughters; he was the consummate encouraging and supportive fan to his girls. He sailed his cherished sunfish, sometimes dangerously, in unchartered territories in Jamaica Bay. He was also an integral member of the championship Huggy Bear softball team, of the Breezy Point Sunday Adult league.

As a youngster, it was Charlie who hit the first home-run under the then new lighting system as recounted by many who were there. He was an avid letter writer and put together a series of his most impactful letters and suggestions to public officials and CEOs in a book called My Pen, where he argued for emergency safety protocols (which resulted in changes being implemented on the Disney monorail), traffic suggestions and countless others. He is also the beloved author of a unique and much loved children’s book, Drizzles, which tells the cautionary tale of water conservation in an action packed and hopeful tale. Duke was a visionary and had many ideas to make the world a better and more interesting place, including Serenity in Space, which sought to bring the dearly departed to space.

We wish Duke much peace and love on his journey to the heavens. He is survived by Brigitte, his loving and cherished wife of 49 years. As well as his three daughters and their families: Cindy Cheswick Capone and Joe Capone and their children Caleb, Peyton and Cassius; Kim Cheswick Williamson and Bret Williamson and their children Aidan and Wren; and Jenn Cheswick Satta and Herve Satta and their children Ascanio and Eli. He is also survived by his brother, Frank Cheswick, and sisters, Mary Henley and Margie Henderson.


Cheswick, Charles F. “Duke” [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

I believe that Charles is a member of the Class of 1957.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Cheswick, Charles F. “Duke” [MC1957 RIP]

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JOBIT: Mahoney, George Leo [MC1955 RIP] 2019-May-30


George Leo Mahoney

Somers – George Leo Mahoney died suddenly on May 30th, 2019, in Chevy Chase, Maryland, with his beloved wife Rosemary at his side. A cherished husband, father, and grandfather, George leaves behind his wife of nearly 56 years, Rosemary Kane Mahoney of Somers, NY; his children, George Mahoney (Teri) of Brewster, NY, Maura Mahoney (Keith White) of Chevy Chase, MD, and Kathryn Mahoney of Stamford, CT; his grandchildren, Maeve, Honor, and Daniel White, and Luke, Rosemary, and George Mahoney; and his cousin; Joseph Tebo (La Jolla, CA); as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and other close relatives and friends. They will all miss him enormously.

George was born on June 3, 1933, in Washington Heights, New York City, and moved to Somers, New York in 1969, where he lived for the remainder of his life. He was the valedictorian and captain of the baseball team at Manhattan Prep in 1951, and went on to get his B.A. from Manhattan College in 1955 and his M.A. from Columbia University in 1958. He served in the United States Army for two years, and was a history professor at Manhattan College for nearly 40 years. An expert in European and American history, he was a member of Phi Alpha Theta, the history honor society, wrote Somers Confederates: James Wright and His Nephews, and taught generations of students who enjoyed his encyclopedic knowledge, formidable memory, unassuming nature, and quick wit.

He was predeceased by his parents, George and Kathryn Mahoney, to whom he was devoted, and a host of relatives, including many exceptionally close aunts and uncles: Elizabeth, Richard, and Julia Greany, Margaret, Mae, and Raphael Mahoney; and cousins Paul Mahoney and Neil Caplice.

The wake will be at Clark Associates Funeral Home in Katonah, NY, on Wednesday, June 5, from 2-4 and 6-8. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Church in Somers, NY at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 6.

In lieu of flowers, George’s family gratefully requests donations to the Incarnation School in Washington Heights, in memory of George Mahoney, class of 1948.

Published in the The Journal News on June 3, 2019


Mahoney, George Leo [MC1955 RIP]

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