Category Archives: JOBIT

JOBIT: Fiorot, Dru A. [MC1978 RIP] 2019-May-16


Dru Fiorot 

Dru A. Fiorot, 62, of Bethlehem, PA, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2019 in her home.

She was born in Staten Island, NY, a daughter of the late James and Marlyse (Vere) McCormack, Jr.

Dru received her Bachelor’s Degree from Manhattan College, class of 1978, in Political Science. She was an Underwriting Auditor; and retired from Chubb Insurance as an Assistant Vice President in 2012. She volunteered at the Center for Animal Health and Welfare in Easton.

Dru is survived by a sister Daragh McAuley and husband Joseph of Sayreville, NJ; a brother James McCormack III and wife Jeannine of Bethlehem Twp.; nieces Kristin Dwyer, Nikki McCormack, Brianna McCormack; nephews Joseph McAuley, and James McAuley.Calling hours will be held on Sunday from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm in Morello Funeral Home, Inc., 3720 Nicholas Street, Easton, PA (Palmer Twp), followed by a funeral service at 7:00 pm in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Dru’s memory may be made to the Center for Animal Health & Welfare, 1165 Island Park Road, Easton, PA, 18042. Online condolences may be offered at

Published in Morning Call on May 18, 2019


Fiorot, Dru A. [MC1978 RIP]

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JOBIT: Rodenburg, George Bartholomew [MC1948 RIP] 2019-May-12


May 12, 2019

RODENBURG, George Bartholomew, 92, died at home, surrounded by his children, on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, after several months of declining health.

George was born on December 4, 1926, in New York, New York, and was the eldest child of George Sjerp Rodenburg and Jennie Higgins Rodenburg. He grew up in Manhattan, where he rode his tricycle on the roof and played curb-ball, ringolevio and stickball in the streets. He attended Good Shepherd School and graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School. George enlisted in the United States Navy in 1944, just after his 18th birthday and served overseas for two years. After being honorably discharged, George returned to New York to attend college. He graduated with honors in 1948, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Manhattan College and, in 1950, received a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Niagara University.

Afterwards, he accepted a job with Infilco and moved to Tucson, Arizona, where he met and married his beloved Kathleen. There, they started their family and eventually moved with the company to Richmond in 1971. George worked his entire career at Infilco, first as a Chemical Engineer and later as a Contract Manager.

George was a prudent, pragmatic man who spoke bluntly and loved his family and friends deeply. He was a devout Catholic, an active member of St. Joseph’s Parish in Richmond, Virginia, and belonged to the Ancient Order of Hibernians. He was a voracious reader, an avid Jeopardy fan, loved classical music and opera and collected anything related to Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang. He had a great love for all things Irish, most notably his extended Higgins family, both here in the U.S. and across the pond. Shortly before his passing, while recalling good times and sharing a Guinness with his brother, Roy, he remarked, “It’s good to be Irish.”

George was preceded in death by his parents, George and Jennie Rodenburg; and his beloved wife of 56 years, Kathleen Brown Rodenburg. He is survived by his four children, Anne Rodenburg Schlicher, Monica Mary Durrette (Wyatt), George John Rodenburg (Jill) and Martha Jane Rodenburg; seven grandchildren, Sarah Anne Harvey (Ben), Heidi Schlicher Cook (Kevin), Robert Hans Schlicher (Taylor), Matthew Adam Schlicher, George Daniel Rodenburg, Kathleen Connor Quaine and Andrew Ray Rodenburg; three great-grandchildren, Hazel Joan Cook, John Harris Cook and Kinley Therese Cook; his brother, Ruurd Rodenburg (Rosemarie); nieces, Patricia Rodenburg, Kathleen Rodenburg Albert (Todd); nephew, Roy Rodenburg; cousins, Mary Higgins Clark, James McCormack (Virginia), Patrick Higgins (Rita), Gerard Higgins, John Higgins; their children, and a slew of much loved in-laws, nieces and nephews on his wife, Kathleen’s, side of the family.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, May 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Woody Funeral Home, 1020 Huguenot Road. A rosary service will be held at 5 p.m. prior to the visitation. A requiem Mass will be held Thursday, May 16, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 828 Buford Road, a reception will follow. Burial with military honors will be held Friday, May 17, at 11 a.m. in Virginia Veterans Cemetery at Amelia, 10300 Pridesville Road, Amelia, Virginia.


Rodenburg, George Bartholomew [MC1948 RIP]


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JOBIT: Corigliano, Paul Joseph [MC1959 RIP] 2019-Apr-12


Paul Joseph Corigliano
1936 – 2019 Obituary 

San Marcos, CA – Paul Joseph Corigliano, of San Marcos, CA, passed away on April 12, 2019.

He was born on April 15, 1936 to Paul and Katherine Corigliano of Ossining, NY. After graduating from Manhattan College, he moved to California to pursue a career in engineering.

Paul had one sister, Jeanne (Corigliano) McCarthy, who passed away in 2011. He is survived by eight McCarthy children and their families. Paul had a great memory, a big heart, was kind and thoughtful, and loved movies.

A graveside service will be held for Paul at St. Augustine’s Cemetery on Sat., May 18, at 11:00 a.m. All are welcome in joining his family to honor Paul’s life.

Published in the The Journal News on May 15, 2019


Corigliano, Paul Joseph [MC???? RIP]

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Hello John,

Paul J Corigliano was a graduate of Manhattan College with a BCE degree in the Engineering class of 1959. Found him in my year book.

Alfred Tortorelli, 59S

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Al. Much appreciated.]

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JOBIT: Healy, John J. [MC1951 RIP] 2019-May-08


John J. Healy
May 8, 2019
New Jersey

John passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2019.

John was a resident of New Jersey at the time of passing.

After serving 2 years in the army he attended Manhattan College and graduated with a degree in Chemistry.

In 1945 he joined the army and served as an MP in Panama.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 3-7pm in the McCriskin – Gustafson Home For Funerals 2425 Plainfield Ave. South Plainfield, NJ 07080. Funeral Services will be held on Monday beginning at 9:15am in the funeral home followed by a 10am Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart RC Church, South Plainfield. Cremation Services will take place privately.


Healy, John J. [MC???? RIP]


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Dear John,

              I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1951.

                         May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Healy, John J. [MC1951 RIP]

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JOBIT: Esposito, Ralph M. [MC1944 RIP] 2019-May-11


Ralph M. Esposito
1922 – 2019 Obituary 

Tuckahoe – Ralph M. Esposito, B.S., D.D.S. passed away on May 11, 2019 at his residence in Tuckahoe, NY.

Born May 21, 1922 to Alfonso and Maria Esposito of Bronx NY, he was approaching his 97th birthday. He is survived by his children Dale Sweeney, Lori Murray, Ralph Esposito, Cheryl Loraditch; seven grandchildren; and cherished friend, Edythe Goldenberg.

He received his B.S. degree from Manhattan College, NY, where he played on the freshman baseball team; and his D.D.S. degree from Marquette University, WI. Ralph served in the Navy in the medical unit during 1943 – 1945, stationed in Korea and Japan, was formally discharged from active duty in 1948 as Lieutenant JG. He went on to private practice in Bronx, NY, until he retired at 70.

Married in 1952 to Lucy Mele of Manhattan, NY, raised their family together in Stamford CT, divorced in 1985. He was a member of the Italian Dental Society of NY, served as President 1966-1967, and member of the American Dental Association. Ralph also taught at NY dental clinics; worked as staff member at local hospitals and nursing homes during his career and into his retirement; and was an active church member in the St Leo Parish of Stamford CT.

Funeral services will be performed on Thursday May 16, 10:30AM at Immaculate Conception, 53 Winter Hill Road, Tuckahoe, NY 10707; immediately followed by burial services held at Ferncliff Cemetery, 280 – 284 Secor Road, Hartsdale, NY. In lieu of flowers please donate to: Jansen Hospice and Palliative Care, 670 White Plains Road, Suite 213, Scarsdale, NY 10583; or Turn 2 Foundation, Inc., 215 Park Avenue South, Suite 1905 New York, NY 10003. Online condolences can be given at

Published in the The Journal News on May 14, 2019


Esposito, Ralph M. [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

I believe that Ralph is a member of the Class of 1944.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Esposito, Ralph M. [MC1944 RIP]

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JOBIT: McGeown, Jennifer Harding [MC1991 RIP] 2019-May-05



Jen was a member of the class of 91. She was a fellow Physical Education major. She was an amazing person who will be dearly missed.

-Steve Rizzi

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Obituary for Jennifer Harding McGeown

Jennifer Harding McGeown – Devoted mother, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, cousin and friend, lost her long battle with cancer on May 5, 2019.

Jennifer was one tough nut to crack and she gave the cancer and everyone else around her a run for their money. It provided her the opportunity to remove her pain in the ass and her colon. She grew up in Roslyn Heights, attending St. Mary’s and the Our Lady of Mercy Academy, Syosset. Jen was an excellent athlete, organizer and volunteer, skills she brought to Manhattan College, where she played softball. Her career took her into educational, care and athletic based settings, when she landed at Pierce Country Day as a devoted employee.

Jennifer appreciated the support and kindness given to her by the Pierce Family. What Jennifer loved the most was family. At the top of the list were her girls, Emma and Maureen. Jennifer provided them with love, encouragement and an example of bravery and courage to carry them through life.

She was a devoted daughter to T. Peter and the late Patricia and a sister who could always be counted on for a good wisecrack to Maura Clow (Harry), Ted (Jenny), Tim (Jeanine) and Meaghan Tuttle (Ryan). Jennifer loved her many aunts and uncles and cousins, and could always be counted on to “bring the weenies” and take pictures to make sure everyone would remember our times together. Jennifer was a loyal friend and will be missed by many.

Visitation Wednesday 4:00-9:00PM at Roslyn Heights Funeral Home 75 Mineola Ave. Roslyn Heights, NY. Funeral Mass Thursday 10:00AM at St. Mary’s RC Church Roslyn Harbor, NY. Private cremation to follow.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be sent to Our Lady of Mercy Academy, 815 Convent Road, Syosset, NY 11791. Donations are designated for tuition assistance. Checks should be made out to Our Lady of Mercy Academy.


McGeown, Jennifer Harding [MC???? RIP]


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JOBIT: Smith, Norman R. [MC1970 RIP] 2019-May-06


Norman R. Smith
1929 – 2019 Obituary 

Yonkers – Norman R. Smith, 89, a lifelong Yonkers resident, died on Monday May 6, 2019 at St. John’s Riverside Hospital.

He was born on August 15, 1929 to Nelson and Margaret Kleis Smith in Yonkers where he was raised and educated, graduating from Gorton High School in 1947. Norman then joined Refined Syrups & Sugars in Yonkers, where he worked in Purchasing for 30 years. He retired in 2004 after serving as a purchasing director at Kama Corporation in Avenel, NJ.

Norm was a parishioner of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and was a member of the Yonkers Male Glee Club and the Sacred Heart Christmas Choir, and was a former member of the Yonkers Lions Club. He enjoyed singing, playing golf and spending time with his family. On May 2, 1959, he married the love of his life Maureen Tompkins in Christ the King Church. They recently celebrated sixty years of marriage. Mrs. Smith survives and lives in Yonkers.

Norm graduated from Manhattan College’s Evening Division with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1970.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Robert Smith (Mary Clare) of River Edge, NJ and three daughters, Mary Ellen Jones (Stephen) of Glastonbury, CT, Catherine Connolly (Brian) of Mahopac, and Patricia Smith of Seattle, WA. He was lovingly known as “Pop Pop” to his seven grandchildren, Emily, Brendan, Molly, Erin, Michael, Sean and Caroline, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Harold and Warren Smith.

Visiting hours will be at Whalen & Ball Funeral Home on Thursday at 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Service will be held in Holy Trinity Lutheran Church on Friday, May 10th at 10am. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to either St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl., Memphis, TN 38105 or the charity of your choice.

Whalen & Ball Funeral Home 168 Park Ave. Yonkers, N.Y. 10703 (914) 965-5488

Published in the The Journal News on May 9, 2019


Smith, Norman R. [MC1970 RIP]

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