Category Archives: JOBIT

JOBIT: Brengs, Raymond Aloysious “Ray” Jr. [MC1965 RIP] 2019-Aug-09


Raymond Brengs Jr.
1943 – 2019

Raymond Aloysious “Ray” Brengs, Jr. age 76, of Lewes, Delaware and formerly of New Market, Maryland, passed away suddenly on Friday, August 9, 2019. Born July 16, 1943 in Bronx, New York, son of the late Raymond A. Brengs, Sr. and Grace T. (nee Bolster).

Ray was a graduate of Cardinal Hayes High School. He received a Bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College and a Master’s degree from George Washington University. Ray was retired from government service as an engineer for the Department of the Navy. Ray was a Friend of Bill for 36 years. He loved his family, friends, traveling and fishing.

Ray is survived by his beloved wife Elizabeth “Beth” Brengs (nee Calter); his children: Steven Ramsey of Longmont, CO, Renee Bowers of Ellicott City, MD, and Rachel Davis of Frederick, MD; his grandchildren: Brennan and Skyler Ramsey and Alexander and Joseph Bowers; his sister, Katherine (Brengs) Nagle, (Richard J.) of Truro, MA; his nieces and nephew: Kathleen Nagle of Wellfleet MA, Richard L. Nagle (Heather) of Ashburn, VA, and Kelly Ann (Nagle) Zaik, (Edward) of Ghent, NY. Ray was also loved by many great nieces, great nephews and extended family members.

A Celebration of Ray’s Life will be held at 3:00 PM on August 24, 2019 at Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Highway, Lewes, DE 19958, where friends may visit beginning at 2:00 PM.

A future service will be held in Frederick, Maryland, to be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donation may be made in Ray’s memory to the American Leukemia Foundation.

Please visit Ray’s Life Memorial Webpage and sign his online guestbook at

Published Online in The Frederick News-Post from Aug. 14 to Aug. 16, 2019


Brengs, Raymond Aloysious “Ray” Jr. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link 

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Dear John,

I believe that Ray is a member of the Class of 1965.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Brengs, Raymond Aloysious “Ray” Jr. [MC1965 RIP]

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JOBIT: Parsons, Harry [MC1954 RIP]


Dear Phil & John –

We just received a call from Thomas Skrobala, informing us that Harry Parsons class of 1954 has passed away.

I will pass along the information as soon as we hear

May He Rest In Peace.

Indivisa Manent,


Louis J. P. Calvelli
Director of Alumni Relations

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Parsons, Harry [MC1954 RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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Phil Colon
4:07 PM (5 hours ago)

Good Afternoon All,

Lou Calvelli shared the sad news of the death of Fellow Jasper, Harry A. Parsons ’54 BA of Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y.Thomas Skrobala ’54 BS, Classmate and friend of Harry’s shared the news with Lou. Harry, an Educator and Tutor will be missed by so many he helped over so many years. We pray for the repose of his soul. We pray for his Wife, Ingrid (predeceased), their Children and Family as the Family mourn the loss of their loved one. The Family have said there will be no wake. A Burial Service will be held tomorrow, Tuesday at 11:00 AM at his final Resting place, Mt. Hope Cemetery, Jackson Avenue, Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y.

Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JOBIT: Carroll, William “Bill” [MC1948 RIP] 2019-Aug-05


William Joseph Carroll
March 25, 1924 – August 5, 2019

William “Bill” Carroll, age 95, of Cypress, California, passed away peacefully August 5, 2019 surrounded by his family. Bill was born March 25, 1924 in Queens New York, the son of William and Grace McCormack Carroll. He was preceded in death by his parents, and younger brother Jack Carroll.

As a young man Bill attended St. Joan of Arc Catholic School in Queens and later Regis High School graduating in 1941. At the age 19 Bill enlisted in the U.S. Navy serving in both the European and Pacific theaters during World War II aboard the USS New Jersey and later on the Prince William. After serving his country, Bill returned to his home city of New York where he attended Manhattan College on the GI Bill, graduating in 1948 with a degree in Electrical Engineering.

After graduating from college, Bill worked for various engineering firms in the New York area. This is when he met Trudy Van de Wetering, they were married on February 2, 1957 in New York, eventually moving to Long Island as they started their family where they enjoyed sailing the Long Island Sound and family ice skating adventures on St. John’s Pond. Bill worked as an engineer for Grumman Aerospace on Long Island until the family relocated to Orange County, California in 1972. He later went to work at North American Rockwell in Downey. Bill worked on the NASA Lunar Modular and later the Space Shuttle programs holding two U.S. government patents for his work on the space shuttle. Bill retired from Rockwell in 1986.

Upon his retirement, Bill and Trudy enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and abroad visiting Asia, South America, Africa, and Europe as owners of La Palma Travel. Bill was an active member of the Knights of Columbus, The Business Group of Los Alamitos and founding member and President of the La Palma Chamber of Commerce. In his spare time he also taught computer classes at Rockwell to young up and coming engineers.

Bill was an avid sailor (which he learned from reading books), a member of the Northport Yacht Club in Northport, NY and later the Seal Beach Yacht Club. He taught CCD classes in Huntington Station, NY and helped raise funds for Holy Family High School (now St. Anthony’s) walking door-to-door raising funds for a new school building. He was an active member and usher of St. Irenaeus Catholic Church in Cypress and later at parishioner at St. Hedwig in Los Alamitos.

Bill loved photography, taking classes at the local community college, winning a photography award from Cypress College for his work. In his spare time he loved reading his calculus books, spending hours in bookstores, telling memorable jokes and was a proud veteran of the U.S. Military.

Bill is survived by his wife of 62 years, Trudy Carroll; children Kathy Orr (Steve) of Seal Beach, Bill Carroll (Elena) of Rancho Mirage, Margee Drews (Karl) of Newport Beach, Cliff Carroll of Dallas, Texas and Linda Brown (Steve) of Rogers, Arkansas; 13 grandchildren (Carolyn, Dan, Kristin, Andrew, Michael, Ryan, Nick, Jack, Angie, Chase, Megan, Ashley and Bryce); 3 great-grandchildren (Evelyn, Genevieve and Iris), many nieces, nephews, family and friends and was a loved neighbor of Cypress since 1973.

Fair Winds and Following Seas

Luyben Dilday Mortuary (562) 425-6401
Friday August 9, 2019 , 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Luyben Dilday Mortuary Chapel
Friday August 9, 2019 , 6:30 PM at Luyben Dilday Mortuary Chapel
Saturday August 10, 2019 , 11:00 AM at St. Hedwig Church
Tuesday August 13, 2019 , 9:30 AM at Riverside National Cemetery


Carroll, William “Bill” [MC1948 RIP]


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JOBIT: Narciso, Giovanni [MC1988 RIP] 2019-Jul-31


Giovanni Narciso
October 19, 1966 – July 31, 2019
Bronx, New York

Giovanni was born on October 19, 1966 and passed away on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.

Giovanni was a resident of Bronx, New York at the time of passing.

He attended Mt. St. Michael Academy, graduating in 1984 and then went
to Manhattan College graduating in 1988 with a Business Degree.


Narciso, Giovanni [MC1988 RIP]


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JOBIT: Cummings, Dennis Paul [MC1961 RIP] 2019-Aug-02


Dennis Paul Cummings
1940 – 2019

Yonkers – Dennis Paul Cummings, PhD of Yonkers, formerly of West Haven, CT, passed away on August 2, 2019. Born in Yonkers on April 19, 1940 and the son of the late Genevieve (nee Franck) and Paul Cummings. Survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Robert Carlson and 3 nieces, Laurie Scuderi, Karen Lizzo, Kristie Carlson and their children, Emma and Matthew Lizzo , Jack and Luke Colvin and a number of wonderful cousins.

Dennis graduated from St. Denis School, Cardinal Hayes HS and did his under graduate studies at Manhattan College and graduate studies in microbiology at St. John’s University where he held a teaching assistantship and a research fellowship.

During his career in Pharmaceutical Microbiology he worked for Miles Laboratories and Bayer Laboratories in West Haven, CT, the Environmetics Division of Idexx Laboratories in Branford, CT and Sheffield Pharmaceuticals in New London, CT.

Reposing Wednesday 4pm -8 pm at Riverdale-on-Hudson Funeral Home, 6110 Riverdale Ave., Bx, NY. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday 9:45 am at St. Margaret of Cortona Church, 6000 Riverdale Ave., Bx. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
Published in the The Journal News on Aug. 6, 2019


Cummings, Dennis Paul [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link 

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Dear John,

               I believe that Dennis is a member of the Class of 1961.

                    May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Cummings, Dennis Paul [MC1961 RIP]

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JOBIT: Barron, Leo E. [MC1958 RIP] 2019-Aug-03


Leo E. Barron
1932 – 2019
Gales Ferry – Leo E. Barron, 86, of Gales Ferry died Thursday, August 1, 2019, at Yale New Haven Hospital. He was born Dec. 7, 1932, in New York City. He graduated from Manhattan College and served in the U.S. Navy. He was preceded in death by his wife Lorraine McColl Barron.

Visitation 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at the Byles Groton Memorial Home, 310 Thames Street in Groton. Mass of Christian burial 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 7, 2019, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 1650 Route 12, Gales Ferry.

A complete obituary will appear in an upcoming edition of The Day.
Published in The Day on Aug. 3, 2019


Barron, Leo E. [MC1958 RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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Leo’s Obituary
U.S. Veteran

Leo Edward Barron, 86, of Gales Ferry, Connecticut, a devoted husband and father who was known for his strong Catholic faith, love of country and sharp sense of humor, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, surrounded by his loving, grateful children.

He leaves behind five children, 19 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Born the fourth of five children to William and Angela Barron in New York, N.Y., on Dec. 7, 1932, Leo attended the Good Shepherd School and Cardinal Hayes High School, before earning a bachelor’s degree in business from Manhattan College in 1958.

In 1958, he met the love of his life, the former Lorraine McColl, in New York City’s Inwood Lounge. The two were married in 1960 and shared “54 years and one week’’ together, before she passed away on April 30, 2014.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, from August 1952 to July 1954, and had a distinguished, 25-year career in the U.S. Navy Reserve, retiring as a Commander.

Leo joined the Naval Investigative Service (NIS) in 1960, beginning a successful career as a special agent. His career would take his family to Port Orchard, Washington; Mundelein, Illinois, and Marlton, New Jersey, during his 25-year career. They also lived in the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico and Guam, before they settled in Gales Ferry in 1981.

Retiring from NIS in 1985, he embarked on a successful 15-year career as a private investigator. In 2002, in response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Leo returned to work with NIS, traveling to London, England; Rota, Spain and Naples, Italy.

A very active parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Gales Ferry since 1981, he served as a lector, Eucharistic minister and volunteered for Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

In 2018, Leo established the Leo E. and Lorraine A. Barron Endowment within the Catholic Foundation in order to support the parish and its outreach.

“I have been so blessed to have been married to my best friend for over 50 years,’’ he said at the time. “Our marriage resulted in five great adults to give the world, who, in turn, married and are raising more soldiers for Christ.’’

Leo was a past Grand Knight and longtime active member of the Knights of Columbus and the Ledyard Lions Club. He also enjoyed serving on the Blue Mass Committee for the Diocese of Norwich, Connecticut.

An incurable sports fanatic, he could always be counted on for the latest news, trades and scores of his beloved New York Yankees and the New York Football Giants. A die-hard Yankees fan, Leo was known to verbally joust with anyone who didn’t share such allegiance. “You look too smart to be a Red Sox fan,” he’d say, lightheartedly, to many of his New England friends.

A season ticket holder for 50 years, he’d cheer on his New York Giants in any kind of weather, with Lorraine and other family and friends by his side at Giants Stadium.

He also loved to travel and visit his children and grandchildren, thinking nothing of hours-long drives or flights to support them at their school and sporting events.

During his retirement, he and Lorraine visited Ireland, and took cruises to Alaska and Nova Scotia. They also made dozens of trips to Lorraine’s favorite place, Walt Disney World.

In recent months, as his health waned and surged, Leo made no secret of the fact that he looked forward to eternal life. “I’m rounding third,’’ he’d say with gratitude for the joyfully full life he’d been blessed with. A man of deep faith, he’d note that he was not afraid to slide into home, head first.

Surviving are his two daughters, Jeanne Knudsen (Paul) of Ridge, New York, and Kerri Ann Charette (Brian) of Gales Ferry; three sons, William (Michelle) of Long Valley, New Jersey, Daniel (Ann Marie) of Long Valley, New Jersey, and Matthew (Jodi) of Memphis, Tennessee.

He is also survived by 19 grandchildren: Thomas (Lindsay), James (Elizabeth), John and Mark Knudsen; Kevin (Allison), Peter, Conor, Patrick, Kelly, Amy, Leo, Brett, Luke and Shane Barron, and Andrew, Matthew, Christopher, Summer and Joy Charette. Additionally, he is survived by one great-granddaughter, Sydney Knudsen.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday August 6th from 5-7 pm at the Byles Groton Memorial Home, 310 Thames Street Groton, Connecticut. A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10 am Wednesday August 7th at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Gales Ferry, Connecticut. Interment will follow with military honors at Gales Ferry Cemetery.

The family suggests donations be directed to the Leo E. and Lorraine A. Barron Endowment Fund at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Route 12, Gales Ferry, CT 06335 or St. Jude Children’s Hospital 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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JOBIT: Markey, Gerald James aka Jerry [MC1958 RIP] 2019-Jul-29


Gerald Markey
1935 – 2019

Gerald James Markey, aka Jerry, passed away on July 29, 2019. He was born a first generation American in New York City on February 6, 1935, and grew up in The Bronx as the only child of John and Mary Markey, Irish immigrants. He attended Mt. St. Michael Academy, excelling in basketball, football and baseball. A 1958 graduate of Manhattan College, he was inducted into the Manhattan College Hall of Fame for baseball in 1995.

Jerry served as an electrical engineer with the Federal Aviation Administration for 43 years, with over 10 years as the Director of Spectrum Engineering. He retired in 2001, and began his series of “retirement jobs” with Walden Golf Club, the public library, and Toth Distribution Services; he also traveled, including his lifelong dream: a trip to the Holy Land in Jerusalem in 2011.

Jerry was proud of his Irish heritage and was a member of the Ancient Order of the Hibernians, Charles Carroll Division. He was an avid sports fan, ardently rooting for his NY Giants, NY Rangers, Mets, the Baysox, and later the Nationals. He volunteered at the Babe Ruth Museum for many years, and often volunteered through the Knights of Columbus and Sacred Heart Parish in Bowie, where he was a parishioner for over 25 years.

He was known for his gregarious nature, his love of dogs (especially his chocolate lab Guinness), and his legendary backward somersaults on many a dance floor.

He was the beloved husband of 55 years to Veronica “Ronnie” Markey; father to John, James, Marianne, Patrick and Colleen; father-in-law to Sean Carney, Kathryn Markey, Deon Markey, and James McGuinn; and the adored “Papa” of Corrin, Taylor, Patrick, Andrew, William, Gerald, Charlotte, Jack, Kelsie, Sophie and Julia.

Family will receive friends at Beall Funeral Home, 6512 NW Crain Hwy. (Rt. 3 South), Bowie, MD on Sunday, August 4, 2019 from 2pm to 5pm. A funeral mass will be held at Sacred Heart Church, 16501 Annapolis Rd. Bowie, MD on Monday, August 5, 2019 at 11am. Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery. Please view and sign the family’s guestbook at:

Published in The Capital Gazette on Aug. 2, 2019


Markey, Gerald James aka Jerry [MC1958 RIP]

Guestbook: Same link 

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Dear Sir or Madam,

A long time dear friend and fellow parishioner passed away on 29 July.  An obituary (attached) of Gerald Markey, EE’58 and a member of the Jaspers’ baseball Hall of Fame appears below.

Please arrange to publicize Gerald’s passing in an appropriate College publication. Thank you for your attention in this matter.

Very truly yours,
John Flanagan, EE’57

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

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