Category Archives: JOBIT

JOBIT: Gabel, Edward [MC1945 RIP] 2017-Nov-13


Edward Gabel
November 5, 1922 – November 13, 2017
Poughkeepsie, New York

Edward was born on November 5, 1922 and passed away on Monday, November 13, 2017.

Edward was a resident of Poughkeepsie, New York at the time of passing.

He was a graduate of Manhattan Prep and attended Columbia University receiving a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from Manhattan College in 1945.

He served with the Navy Seabees as a commissioned civil engineer during World War II (1942-1945) and the Korean War (1951-1953).

Visitation is Saturday, November 25, 2017, 1-2:30PM at the Wm.

[JR: Truncated at the tributes site.]  


Gabel, Edward [MC1945 RIP]


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JOBIT: Cranston, George E. [MC???? RIP] on 2017-Nov-15


George Cranston

George E. Cranston, 92, in Stamford, CT, November 15.

George was born in Brooklyn, NY to Rufus F. and Elizabeth L. (Wheeler) Cranston.

He attended La Salle Academy, Manhattan College, and Columbia University School of Engineering where he earned his degree in civil engineering.

George served in the Navy during World War II and attained the rank of Lieutenant. He served in the Pacific Theater as a civil engineer.

In 1950 he married Jeannette M. Farrell, also of Brooklyn, and they lived for over two decades in Baldwin (Town of Hempstead), NY with their five children. Since the early 70s he and Jeannette made their home in Stamford, CT.

He worked as a foreman on the construction of the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel in New York, as a chemical engineer for many years at Chemico in New York, and was later President of Peabody Process Systems in Connecticut. In his work he quietly changed the lives and improved the health of millions of people around the world as a pioneer in the industrial air pollution control business.

A devout lifelong Roman Catholic, George was an active and beloved member of the Emmaus Community in Stamford, CT for over forty years. He was known for his quiet and unassuming generosity, providing expert assistance with home repairs and other tasks for his friends, neighbors, and community members. He was an active volunteer for Adopt-a-House and Habitat for Humanity, helping restore abandoned buildings to create permanent homes for low-income families.

He lived his last four years of life at Edgehill in Stamford, where he was a warm and caring presence in many residents’ lives.

George enjoyed an active life, filled with travel, racquetball, and especially golf. He was a longtime member of the Country Club of Darien. George was a man of integrity, respected colleague and employer, a great friend, devoted husband, gentlemanly companion, and terrific father.

George was preceded in death by his wife, Jeannette. He is survived by his children, Jane of New York, NY, Peter of Dunwoody, GA, Judy of Rochester, NY, Kevin of Boston, MA, and Meg of Los Angeles, CA, grandchildren Peter, Catherine, and Amber Cranston, and Spenser Kuipers, and his many friends and community members.

A Catholic Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Church of St. Cecilia in Stamford, November 18 at 11 a.m. Visiting hours will be held November 17 from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home, 2900 Summer Street, Stamford, CT 203-327-1313. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in George’s honor to the Emmaus Community.

Published in StamfordAdvocate on Nov. 17, 2017 


Cranston, George E. [MC???? RIP]


[JR: He might be only an attendee but he certainly lived up to the standard of Manhattan Men.]  

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

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JOBIT: Furlong, Robert James [MC1950 RIP] on 2017-Nov-11


Robert James Furlong
November 26, 1926 – November 11, 2017   
New York

Robert was born on November 26, 1926 and passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2017.

Robert was a resident of New York at the time of passing.

He served in the US Army from 1945-1947, and attended Manhattan College in New York City.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Frances X Cabrini Catholic Church, 12001 69th St. E., Parrish, FL 34219 on Thursday, November 16th at 10:30 am. Burial will be at the Sarasota Veteran’s Cemetery at 1:00 pm.

St. Frances X Cabrini Church 12001 69th Street E, Parrish FL 34219  1-941-776-9097

Funeral Mass at the St. Frances X Cabrini Catholic Church at 10:30 AM on November 16, 2017. November 16, 2017 10:30 AM

St. Frances X Cabrini Catholic Church 12001 69th St E, Parrish, FL 34219 November 16, 2017 1:00 PM

Sarasota National Cemetery 9810 State Road 72 (Clark Rd.) Sarasota, FL 34241 Funeral Mass at the St. Frances X Cabrini Catholic Church at 10:30 AM on November 16, 2017.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Frances X Cabrini Catholic Church, Parrish, FL.


Furlong, Robert James [MC???? RIP]


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Dear John,

                I believe that Robert is a member of the class of 1950.

                        May He Rest in Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Furlong, Robert James [MC1950 RIP] 

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

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JOBIT: Wallace, James D. [MC???? RIP] on 2017-Oct-23


James D. Wallace
1924 – 2017

Vero Beach, FL – James D. Wallace died Oct 23rd, 2017. He was born in Bronx, New York on February 3, 1924 to Michael J. and Josephine Wallace.

He attended Regis High School and graduated from Mount St. Michael High School before enlisting in the Navy Air Corps in 1943.

He trained as a radio operator in a torpedo bomber squadron in Florida then transferred to California, where he continued training until the war in the Pacific ended. He was discharged in 1946. He then attended Manhattan College.

He married Katherine Broderick in 1946, and in 1954 the couple moved to New Rochelle, NY, where Jim was an active member of Holy Family church. For more than 40 years he was a sales agent for Allstate Insurance Company in several midtown New York offices. In 2009, after 15 years as snowbirds, the couple moved fulltime to Vero Beach.

Jim was predeceased by a son, James Dawson Wallace Jr. and a granddaughter Maeve Wallace. He is survived by his wife of 71 years; five daughters: Mary Norman of Toronto, Canada; Katherine Smith of Delray Beach, Fl.; Virginia Wallace of Buffalo, NY; Therese Wallace of Orlando, Fl.; Margaret Webb of Rancho Palos Verdes, Ca; four sons: Thomas of New York, NY; Gerald of White Plains, NY; Timothy of Sonoma, Ca., Andrew of Hinsdale, Il.; 27 grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren.

Interment will be 1 pm Nov. 24 at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 10 West Stevens Ave., Hawthorne, N.Y. A reception will follow at 3 pm at the Rye Presbyterian Church Assembly Hall, 882 Boston Post Rd., Rye, N.Y.Published in the The Journal News on Nov. 15, 2017 


Wallace, James D. [MC???? RIP]

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

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JOBIT: Medica, John Kevin [MC1980 RIP] on 2017-Oct-13


1958 – 2017

John Kevin Medica, 59, of The Plains, Virginia, died peacefully on Friday October 13, 2017, in Reston Virginia, with his beloved wife and family by his side.

John was born August 23, 1958, in Ridgewood, New Jersey, the son of Adolph and Helen Medica. He is survived by his wife Megan Salzman Medica, of 32 years, and his brother James Medica; brother-in-law Joseph M. Salzman; sister-in-law Kimberly Medica; and his nephews, John Paul and Owen Christopher, and niece, Lauren Holly. He is also survived by many first and second cousins, his Uncle, Pat Santoro, and an Aunt, Donna Medica. He was preceded in death by his parents, his parents-in-law and sister-in-law, and several additional aunts, uncles, and one cousin.

He was a globally recognized senior executive in the technology industry, beginning his career at Apple Inc. for ten years, and then with Dell Inc. for fourteen years, where he retired as Senior Vice President and Co-Leader of the Product Development Organization. In his final professional position, he served seven years as Vice Chairman and Group Corporate Advisor for Compal Electronics Inc., based in Taiwan. For more information about John’s professional experience, please see The Wall Street Journal’s article, John Medica Helped Apple and Dell Recover From Design Fiascos: a boisterous engineer, led teams that developed notebook computers written by James R. Hagerty.

John also served on the Board of Directors for General Instrument (TX), and was currently serving as a board member at Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (OR), and as a director at Artificial Solutions, Inc. He joined the Wake Forest University Business School Board of Visitors in 2001, and became a member of the Board of Trustees in 2009.

He earned his BSEE at Manhattan College in NY, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Wake Forest University, Babcock School of Business.

A long-time resident of The Plains, Virginia, he invested his time advising technology companies, sailing, and playing golf. Together with his wife Megan, John was an ardent supporter of animal welfare and rescue groups, higher education, and had recently become involved with The Boys and Girls Clubs of America. He enjoyed his leisure time as a member of the Saint Francis Yacht Club in CA, Camden Yacht Club in ME, Caves Valley Golf Club in MD, and his favorite of all, the New York Athletic Club. John enjoyed traveling around the world throughout his life, and loved to sail extensively. Most importantly, he treasured the time he spent as the favorite uncle with his two nephews and niece, his loving family, and especially his wife.

The family would like to thank the staff of Purcellville Fire and Rescue, Middleburg Fire and Rescue, and The Plains Volunteer Fire Department. In addition, the family would like to thank the care givers and physicians at Reston Hospital for their vocational excellence and tremendous support and care during the final phase of his life.

A private memorial mass and celebration of John’s life is being planned for January. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made in his name to the following organizations: Wake Forest University Debate Wreaths Across America Best Friends Animal Society Purcellville, Virginia, Fire & Rescue Middleburg, Virginia, Fire & Rescue The Plains, Virginia, Volunteer Fire Department Or your local First Responders Organizations

Published in Austin American-Statesman on Nov. 10, 2017 


Medica, John Kevin [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

               I believe that John is a member of the class of 1980.

                         May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Medica, John Kevin [MC1980 RIP]

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

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JOBIT: Wilmore, Margaret A. [MC1960 RIP or MC1969 RIP] on 2017-Oct-31


Margaret A. Wilmore
1937 – 2017

Annapolis, MD – Margaret A. Wilmore (Maggie) died on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Born in Alexandria, Louisiana in 1937, Maggie Wilmore is survived by two brothers: Donald H. Wilmore (and his wife Betty) and John W. Wilmore (and his wife Beverly), all of Boyce, LA; eleven nieces and nephews; many ‘great’ nieces and nephews; and numerous dear friends. She was predeceased by her parents Bessie and Lester Wilmore, and her brothers James W. Wilmore, Harold Wilmore, and Christopher D. Wilmore.

Maggie grew up in Alexandria and Boyce, LA. At 18, she joined the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth near Bardstown, KY. She taught elementary, junior high and adult education in Louisville, KY for 13 years. She received her B.A. degree from Catherine Spalding College in Louisville, and a Masters Degree from Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY.

In 1968, Maggie left the order and moved to the Washington D.C. area. She worked for the Department of Health and Human Services for 25 years, retiring in 2000. As Chief of the department’s Women and Children’s Programs in the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Maggie developed and administered a comprehensive federal grant program which brought treatment to addicted women and their children throughout the country. She received national recognition for this pioneering work. Later, she served as a consultant to the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse training personnel in the substance abuse treatment programs.

Maggie was generous with her time. She volunteered for hospice, as Coordinator of the Bereavement Services for the Health Department of Queen Anne’s County, MD and she trained parishioners where she worshipped how to minister to the bereaved. In her Annapolis home community of Heritage Harbour, Maggie volunteered for the Caring Network and served as Chair of the Decorating and Recycling committees.

Maggie was an active member of Trinity Cathedral Episcopal Church in Easton, MD; Holy Trinity in Bowie, MD; and at the time of her death, St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Annapolis, MD.

At St. Margaret’s, Maggie served as a Lay Eucharistic Minister, a Eucharistic Visitor and part of the Stephen Ministry. She was a member of the Vestry, the Altar Flower Guild and the Music and Spiritual Enrichment committees and she chaired the Worship and Lay Pastoral Care Commissions.

A lyric soprano, singing was Maggie’s sincerest form of worship. She was a devoted member of St. Margaret’s Church Choir and she sang with the Annapolis American Guild of Organists and the Heritage Harbour Chorus.

Contributions in Maggie’s honor may be made to Habitat for Humanity, the St. Margaret’s Music Program, and/or the Heritage Harbor Chorus. Her memorial service will be held at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 1600 Pleasant Plains Road, Annapolis, MD 21401 on Tuesday, November 16, 2017 at 1:30 PM.


Published in The Town Talk on Nov. 12, 2017


Wilmore, Margaret A. [MC???? RIP]

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

Wilmore, Margaret A. [MC1960 RIP]

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Dear John,

                  I believe that Margaret Is a member of the class of 1969.

                              May She Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

 Wilmore, Margaret A. [MC1969 RIP]

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JOBIT: Campanella, Alfred John [MC1952 RIP] on 2017-Nov-08


Alfred John Campanella
June 12, 1930 – November 8, 2017
Shrewsbury, New Jersey

Alfred was born on June 12, 1930 and passed away on Wednesday, November 8, 2017.

Alfred was a resident of Shrewsbury, New Jersey at the time of passing.

He was a graduate of Manhattan Preparatory School, class of 1948 and Manhattan College class of 1952, Riverdale, New York.

Visitation will be held on Monday, November 13, 2017 from 3-7 PM at John E. Day Funeral Home, 85 Riverside Avenue, Red Bank, New Jersey 07701. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 10:15 am at the Church of St. Leo the Great, 50 Hurley’s Lane, Lincroft, New Jersey 07738 followed by Interment at St. Gabriel’s Cemetery, 549 County Road, Rt. 520, Marlboro, New Jersey 07746.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Brothers of the Christian Schools, PO Box 238, Lincroft, NJ 07738


Campanella, Alfred John [MC1952 RIP]


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

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